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In case you had no childhood and don't know, Brenda Song is a 33-year-old actress known for playing early prototypes of the manic pixie dream girl on kid's shows like Nickelodeon's 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd and Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

Brenda Song is NOT, however, a 42-year-old racist banshee who screeches at her co-hosts on the talk show The Real: That's Jeannie Mai. In 2019, Twitter did not compute the difference between these two Asian women, despite their different ethnic backgrounds.

Let's hop into our time machine to ask the unthinkable: Have we as a society made...progress?

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Was Kid Cudi's "SNL" Dress Ugly?

As men wearing dresses feels less and less revolutionary, men are going to have to step up their game, experimenting with feminine styles with intentionality instead of just shock value.

Kid Cudi in a Custon Off-White dress on SNL

Kid Cudi officially announced sundress season by performing in a dress on SNL as the musical guest on April 10th.

With vaccines on the horizon and spring in full swing, sundress season promises to deliver this year. Easter even delivered sundress-related drama between Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner after Jenner posted a picture in the same Rodarte floral dress that Gomez wore in her video for "De Una Vez."

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This Haunts Me: Justin Timberlake’s Diss Track About Prince

Justin Timberlake's ego really made him think he had license to write a verse about … Prince

via NME

It wouldn't be hyperbolic to say that Prince is one of the most influential musicians of all time.

Beyonce credits Prince with taking her to the next level as an artist by recommending she learn how to play piano. Lianne La Havas had tea parties with him. Frank Ocean, despite his own almost mythical status, was rendered starstruck just at the sight of him. And countless artists credit his performances and his iconic catalogue as major inspirations.

Prince died on April 21, 2016 at only 57, but his legacy is untouchable. Known for breaking the boundaries of music, being politically outspoken, and constantly challenging social norms of race, gender, and sexuality, Prince is remembered as one of the greatest, and for good reason.

On April 8th, it was announced that a posthumous album by the artist will be released on June 30th, 2021. Recorded in 2010 but never released, the announcement of the upcoming Welcome 2 America has fans eagerly awaiting its arrival.

According to his estate, the album is "a powerful creative statement that documents Prince's concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice."

The title track is already up for streaming, making fans miss his discerning eye on culture and unflinching political honesty. The song contains lyrics like: "Land of the free, home of the brave / Oops, I mean, land of the free, home of the slave," which culminates with the musing that, "Transformation happens deep within."

The promise of the new Prince album has everyone revisiting his catalogue, reminiscing about his iconic outfits, and even thinking about his famous dramas and disputes. Prince wasn't afraid of saying what he meant — and why would he be? He was Prince.

But in 2006, Justin Timberlake took offense to an offhand comment by Prince at the Emmy Awards, and took it upon himself to write a diss verse about Prince for a Timbaland track.

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End Times Update 4/10/2021: Prince Philip, DMX, and Yahoo! Answers

Northern Ireland, Prince Philip, Jordan Peterson vs. Captain America, Steve Harvey, James Charles, Scott Rudin, and Yahoo! Answers.

Every week one of Popdust's disposable clones — grown in a vault deep beneath the Mojave desert — is exposed to the outside world through a relentless feed of news, pop culture, and social media.

The arduous process accelerates their dissolution back into an amorphous clone slurry. But before they go, they leave behind a document of what they've absorbed and what they've learned — a time capsule preserving a single moment in the slow-motion collapse of civilization. An End Times Update...

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Today, we lost Prince Philip at age 99.

The stoic Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth for 74 years, giving her four children, eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren, and playing an integral role in shaping the British monarchy for generations to come.

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Hip-Hop Trailblazer DMX Dies at 50

The rapper was on life support after suffering a heart attack.

Earl Simmons, the pioneering hardcore rapper better known as DMX, died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 50 years old.

"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days," the rapper's family said in a statement. "Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized."

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