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

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

Left: Prince // Right: Justin Timberlake

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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 to play piano. Lianne La Havas had tea parties with him. Frank Ocean — despite his own almost mythical status — was rendered starstruck just by the sight of him. And countless artists credit Prince's majestic performances and his iconic catalogue as major inspirations.

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CULTURE

Katie Holmes Is in Her Chaotic Y2K Era

The outfit you have to see to believe. There’s something to it … but what?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 02: Katie Holmes attends RiseNY's official grand opening celebration March 02, 2022 in New York City.

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Katie Holmes is chaotic-good personified. I really believe that.

Why else would she step out to the 2022 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York City wearing the most quintessential Y2K combo: a strapless mini-dress over frayed blue jeans?

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The holidays are a time for relaxing, seeing loved ones, and creating memories. But they’re also that inspiring time of year to extend comfort to those less fortunate and offer a chance to help charities truly achieve their missions.

No matter how you choose to contribute, every little bit goes a long way. Whether you’d prefer to help locally or on a global scale this year, we have some ideas about which organizations to look towards this year.

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Sports

Why Did It Take so Long to Free Brittney Griner?

Brittney Griner is free. What next?

Brittney Griner

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Brittney Griner, WNBA Star arrested and held in Russia since February, has finally been set free.

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CULTURE

We Spoke Too Soon - Love is Real and Alive in Hollywood

Keke Palmer Announced her Pregnancy Live on SNL

Live from New York City, it's Keke Palmer

via NBC

I thought love was dead in Hollywood when Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde announced their break up. It seems Miss Flo won the Don’t Worry Darling saga, probably playing Taylor Swift’s “Karma” all the way to the bank. But just when I was gearing up for my own personal "villain era" (or “Bitch era” as EmRata has coined) in the wake of this monumental split, love came back in a big way. It’s a Christmas miracle!

And with a royal baby, at that!

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CULTURE

That Sweater Vest? In Italy?

The least likable character in Season 2 might also be the most hideously dressed. Depends on who you ask. But damn, if there aren’t some gems…

Portia’s White Lotus Season 2 Style is Peak American Abroad

via Warner Brothers Press Room/HBO

I hate everyone in the latest White Lotus season. But, undoubtedly, that’s the point. Like the award-winning cast of Season 1 — which put Sydney Sweeney on the map — this year’s lineup is a mix of detestable rich people that I’m obsessed with.

In the current Succession drought, I miss my weekly fix of insufferable capitalist antics. Season 1 of White Lotus was a revelation. And quite the poignant portrait of the intricate ecosystem of wealthy people. Set at the prestigious resort, the show did an impeccable job of sucking us into every last character’s storyline — even though we loathed them.

And now Season 2 has arrived with a new cast of privileged hotel guests — and this time . . . in Sicily, Italy.

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