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Beyonce offers aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey in her hometown of Houston... Here's how you can help

The Houston native pledges support to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, as well as Kim Kardashian, Dwayne Johnson

Beyonce is showing support to her hometown of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey disaster, and the star is not alone.

The floods, winds and torrential rain that has taken over Houston has left the city in a crisis mode. Many of us are desperate to find ways to help and send aid, as Trump's recent visit to Texas that failed to mention ways to help the victims at all shook us even further. Beyonce, not one to forget where she's from, has publicly pledged support to Houston through her own charity initiative, BeyGOOD.

""My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help. I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John's in downtown Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can."

Other stars, like Kim Kardashian, have begun to encourage others to get involved as well. "Houston we are praying for you! My mom, sisters & I will be donating $500,000 to redcross and salvationarmyus today #HoustonStrong," Kardashian tweeted. "#HurricaneHarvey has left catastrophic effects. Join me in donating to salvationarmyUS at http://HELPSALVATIONARMY.org or text STORM to 51555."

On Sunday, Kevin Hart posted an instagram video that kicked off what he calls "Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge" and he tagged many other celebrities, like Beyonce and Dwayne Johnson, to match his $25,000 donation towards aid. "This is a serious matter," Hart said in the video. "I think the people are in bad shape and they need help. I'm going to lead the charge and step it up in this way." Johnson was quick to match the donation and posted an Instagram showing support as well. "Stay strong Houston and hold onto faith. Me and my family know what you're going thru. We survived the eye of Andrew and became stronger - so will you."

In a message published on Instagram this past Monday, Drake announced that he's partnering with Future and "local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible."

"We are currently overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused," the post reads. "I am praying for the safety of all those affected. Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years."

With more widespread damage still expected in the southeast well into the week, we need to help each other now more than ever. CBS News has compiled a list of organization and relief funds that you can donate to - any amount helps! The New York Times has also listed organizations and even listed tips on avoiding scams.

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Lorde's reimagined performance of "Melodrama" for VEVO at New York's own Electric Lady Studios

LIVE | Watch this stripped-down reimagining of the New Zealand pop star's latest effort

In collaboration with VEVO, Lorde performed six reimagined songs off her latest Melodrama in New York's own Electric Lady Studios.

The performances are as raw and vulnerably bare as you'd expect from Lorde, who released an album that quickly and suddenly shocked us all into retrospect this past June. These alternate versions of "Hard Feelings/Loveless," "Writer in the Dark", "Supercut," "Sober," "Homemade Dynamite,", and "The Louvre" coherently flow and blend into each other as parallel lives of the tracks themselves. In a behind the scenes video, Lorde remarks, ""I don't really do, like, acoustic sessions or anything, but with this record, it had roots in acoustic instruments and live musicianship."

A lot of scenes amongst the video series include Lorde dancing on a rooftop, in a white breezy gown, with a choir's most moving performance. A piano inside the studio played a significant role in the making of Melodrama, having been the same one many songs were created on. "A lot of Melodrama is really about taking these kind of traditionally young female emotions – it was kind of interesting to me to take those, and amplify them and make them into something kind of transcendent," Lorde said in the backstage clip. "And so I feel like having the girls out on the roof and making a really beautiful multipart harmony and just getting to have a sing is kind of what should have always happened with Melodrama I think, what the DNA of it is for sure."

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In a recent interview with NME, Lorde shed some light on the process of recording the album. "Melodrama' is very much a personal statement. "The first record was 'we' and 'us'. And this record is 'I'," she said. "The focus does close in. I think that was necessary to get to the level of frankness that's in there." And yet the world's horrors seep in, mixing with the fevered feelings.It's about contrast: really big and grand, and really tiny and intimate. Going from the personal, emotional stuff to the headlines and the web. It goes from the world to my bedroom. You're talking about literal, out-there violence and, like, heart violence."

Melodrama has received much critical acclaim, with the New Zealand pop star having just performed (or danced to) "Dynamite" at the 2017 VMA Awards. It's hard to imagine what life's been like ever since "Royals" exploded on the charts back in 2013, but if there's one thing that holds up, it's that there's no place like home. "It's cool to have gone all over the world and to know that's [New Zealand] where I want to be," she tells NME. No matter how long you're away, home is always around once you realize there's no such thing as a perfect place, something timelessly encapsulated by Lorde with the final line of Melodrama: "What the f**k are perfect places anyway?"

Melodrama is out now. Get it!

Melodrama available on Amazon

Find Lorde on Twitter, Instagram, and Spotify.

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NETFLIX | What's coming to Netflix this September?

With a long list of nostalgic arrivals this month, we say hello to Pulp Fiction and adios to A Nightmare on Elm Street

If you were around in the 90's and religiously watched cult hits like Pulp Fiction, chances are you'll be digging what's coming to Netflix this month.

The streaming service is going deep in the archives, pulling out nostalgic favorites like The Secret Garden, She's Gotta Have it, and some Disney gems like Pocahontas and Beauty and the Beast. Also making a debut is Requiem for a Dream as well as the Noah Baumbach-directed indieThe Squid and the Whale. All in all, a long list of rewatches will soon be on your list this back to school season.

Of course, with the arrival of fall means the return of some of our favorite shows, too. Netflix is pulling out all the stops this month with a third season of Narcos, the series that revolved around the rise and fall of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The new season revolves around the beginnings of the Cali cartel, with Pedro Pascal's Javier Peña taking centerstage this time around. Bojack Horseman's fourth season will be worth a watch as well, with the trailer showing our favorite 80s sitcom horse may be missing. The Walking Dead's seventh season will also be coming to Netflix this month, ahead of it's eighth season premiere this fall so you can catch up on everything Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes has been up to.

We've compiled a list of all the arrivals coming to Netflix this September. Read on below:

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