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When Angela Bassett set the car on fire in Waiting to Exhale. When Aubrey Plaza spirals for a full episode after finding the condom wrapper in White Lotus. When Rosamund Pike fakes her death, frames her husband — Ben Affleck — for murder, and disappears completely after discovering his affair with EmRata in Gone Girl. Chefs kiss to all of it. Because one thing about me? I love the wrath of women.

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Updated 1/13/23


Ladies and gentlemen, She's Back. Miley Cyrus has returned to music with her single "Flowers" as a present for her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth on his birthday. As Liam celebrates his 33rd, Miley will probably celebrate with 33 million+ streams.

The song samples Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man", which Liam allegedly dedicated to Miley at their wedding. Miley's song appears to be a direct response...where Bruno says "I should've bought you flowers/and held your hand", Miley rebuttals with "I can by myself flowers/I can hold my own hand."

We are officially in Miley's single, self-love era and I, for one, am here for it. Watch the music video here:




Leading up to the New Year, posters and billboards popped up all over town. Phrases like “she’s coming” and “I can love me better than you can” adorned the sides of buildings…A sign from Columbia Records that something big is coming: rock goddess and former Disney sensation Miley Cyrus is back.

After the 2020 release of the Plastic Hearts, fans have been eagerly anticipating her return to music and…the tour. Since the album, Cyrus has finalized her divorce from Liam Hemsworth, hosted multiple New Year’s Rockin’ Eves, and been the face of Gucci campaigns galore. She’s amped look after look, but the one thing we’ve been missing is…the album.

On January 13, Smiley will release “Flowers” the first single from her upcoming album, Endless Summer Vacation – the same day as…her ex-husband’s birthday. Absolute badass-girlboss behavior. According to promo posters, self-loving lyrics include digs like “I can buy myself flowers.” “I can take myself dancing.” and “I can hold my own hand.”



In a leaked mood board for Cyrus’ album, it’s rumored that collabs like Harry Styles, Rosalia, Billie Eilish and Finneas have been mentioned. In her new music video, Miley, Selena Gomez, and Paris Hilton are also expected to recreate the 2006 iconic shot of Paris, Britney Spears, and Lindsey Lohan.



The album, set to release on March 10, will be our album of the summer. Cyrus’ powerhouse vocals and edgy sound is our generation’s version of Stevie Nicks…so it’s safe to say we’re all totally thrilled about what’s sure to be her legendary comeback.

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On Saturday, Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live, and it honestly could have gone a lot worse.

He was a controversial choice for host, but unlike a lot of guests who should have more important things to be doing, Musk was actually in most of the sketches and played a variety of characters, from a murderous Pennsylvanian priest to a horny Icelandic producer.

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Each 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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