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Olivia Rodrigo Announces Debut Album Sour In The Sweetest Way

Olivia Rodrigo isn’t stepping on the brakes anytime soon. Fresh off the release of her singles “Drivers License” and “Deja Vu,” she announced on Tuesday (April 13) that her debut album, Sour, will be released on May 21.

After teasing the album’s tracklist by sending letters to fans for them to decode, the 18-year-old actress and singer-songwriter made the official announcement by sharing the album’s artwork on Instagram. Channeling ’90s teen nostalgia, the cover sees Rodrigo’s face covered in butterflies, stars, and heart stickers as she sticks her tongue out to reveal the title pasted onto it.

Writing about the project on her Instagram Story, Olivia added: “My debut album Sour comes out May 21 and I couldn’t be more excited if I tried.”

After making the announcement, Rodrigo jumped on Instagram Live to reveal that she wrote most of the songs on Sour when she was 17. “It’s this very, like, sour period of my life, which I think is why I liked the title,” she said. “I think you’re really gonna love the [songs] that are on the record. I worked really hard to write them and produce them in a really unique way. I’m so excited. It’s going to be really fun.”

The 11-track album includes her previous mega-hits “Deja Vu” and “Drivers License,” both of which cracked the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. There’s also a blend of new material and previously released fan favorites like the poignant “Happier,” which Rodrigo first shared online in 2020.

Speaking with MTV News about the impact of “Drivers License,” Olivia shared that, while she initially worried the song’s meteoric success would leave her feeling pressured, it actually helped her to discover what makes her stand out as an artist. “I actually really think it gave me a lot of confidence in my voice and in what makes my songwriting special which I feel like is my vulnerability and honesty,” she said. “Learning that that’s what people resonated with kind of helps me with all of my other music.”

Prince Philip at 36 Years Old Looked Exactly Like Prince Harry

The genes are strong in this family. In an old photo, the recently passed Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, bares a striking resemblance to his redheaded grandson, Prince Harry. 

The picture is actually the cover of a 1957 issue of Paris Match magazine. It captures Prince Philip in formal military attire, smiling and listening to a companion. The royal photographer for Getty Images, Chris Jackson, posted the old magazine to Instagram a few days after Prince Philip died, and commenters immediately picked up on the resemblance.

“Looks like Harry 🔥🙌” reads the top comment on the post. “Totally did a double take thinking it was Harry,” wrote someone else. And it’s easy to see why: the smile, the eyes, the beards. Super similar.

“I was reminded today of this incredible vintage @parismatch_magazine from 1957 I acquired a few years ago,” Jackson wrote in his caption. “I was blown away the minute I spotted it. It always reminds me of the unique, historic reference points that Royal photography provides. The front cover features a fantastically suave Prince Philip on tour with The Queen.” 

As noted by People, Prince Philip was around 36 at the time this photograph was taken, the same age Prince Harry is now. Both men served in their country’s military; Prince Philip enlisted to fight in World War II in 1939, and Prince Harry was twice deployed to Afghanistan during his decade in the service. 

Prince Harry, who is currently in the UK for his grandfather’s funeral service, recently remembered him in a heartfelt statement. He wrote, “My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next…master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.”

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Actor Explains How He Felt About The Film’s Major Sacrifice

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It’s almost hard to believe it, but Zack Snyder’s Justice League has almost been out for a full month already. The streaming event has continued to make headlines since the titular filmmaker’s vision was finally shown to the public. Every frame of the four-hour project has been dissected, especially the extended stories for characters like Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Terminator actor Joe Morton played his father Silas Stone, and recently opened up about his character’s sacrifice from the Snyder Cut.

Queer Eye’s Tan France and His Husband, Rob, Are Having a Baby

Check back here for updates on pregnant celebrities, expected babies, due dates, and so much more. 

So many celebrities announced in 2020 that they’re expecting babies. Victoria Monét! Emily Ratajkowski! Nicki Minaj! And I guarantee you we’ll see a similar amount of exciting baby announcements in 2021. Yes, my friends, the Hollywood baby boom continues

It started off strong in January with rumors that Emma Stone is expecting her first child with Dave McCary. And the news has kept flowing since then. 

Below, check out all the pregnant celebrities (and those who are expecting a baby by another route) that you’ll be hearing about in 2021. 

Adam Sandler Made A Hilarious Happy Gilmore Reference For This Year’s Masters, And Will Zalatoris Approves

Will Zalatoris’ resemblance to the caddy led to a proliferation of memes and jokes, and the golf professional even picked up some new fans in the process. Of course, this all caught Adam Sandler’s attention, as he took to his Twitter to give Zalatoris some positive reinforcement. Check out Sandler’s funny Happy Gilmore reference below:

Star Wars’ Domhnall Gleeson On The Rise Of Skywalker Criticism

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No films in recent memory have been as contentious, while also being as successful as the newest Star Wars trilogy. A year and a half after the final film in the new series, fans can still be set off when discussing it. Some loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi and others did not. Some were satisfied with The Rise of Skywalker, while others were disappointed. Those unhappy sometimes place blame on the filmmakers of each movie, while others blame external forces or the studio for missteps. One person not jumping on that bandwagon is Domhnall Gleeson, who played General Hux in the last three Star Wars movies. He claims that The Rise of Skywalker is exactly the movie it needed to be.

Nicole Kidman Says She Gives Keith Urban Pedicures Sometimes

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, quietly one of the best A-list couples, apparently spend their pampering time together. In fact, Kidman gives her husband and their two daughters pedicures on the reg.

“[Urban’s] a pretty low-maintenance guy. Sometimes, though, I’ll treat my whole family to a spa day and massage their feet and give them pedicures,” she told InStyle. “[And then] I put my little bed socks on and wake up with the softest feet. I am so glamorous.” Beauty while you sleep? The ultimate time-saving hack. Of course Nicole Kidman has the best tips!

The Big Little Lies actor says she doesn’t want her beauty routine to eat up too much of her day. In fact, she does just five minutes in the morning and another five at night. “I’ve got to put my kids to bed and spend time with my husband,” she said. “I’m not going to sit there for an hour pampering myself.”

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But that doesn’t mean she can skimp on the essentials–or that her daughters, Sunday and Faith, are allowed to, either. She says of her motherly beauty advice, “I’m like, ‘You need to smell good, look good, take care of your skin, file your nails, and take care of your feet. Do it yourself; it’s your responsibility.’ It’s not just about hygiene; it’s about how they enter the world.”

Self-care is essential, if the last year has taught us anything. “I try to make myself presentable in the morning. It’s so easy not to even bother in quarantine, and I’ve been through periods like that before,” Kidman told InStyle. “I feel better inside when I decide to do my hair and put on a dress— not just my same old sweatpants or jeans.”

BRB, throwing on a suit and giving my cat a manicure. Nicole Kidman told me to!

Britney Spears Says She’s ‘Flattered’ People Are ‘Concerned’ About Her Life

Britney Spears appreciates the support. The pop star took to Instagram on April 12 to thank fans who are “concerned” about her life. 

If you don’t know, Spears’s conservatorship, which doesn’t give her full legal control of her life, became a national story in wake of the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears. Brit’s addressed the doc already, but it seems she has more to say. 

In her latest Instagram post (a video of herself looking into the camera in a garden), she wrote, “Happy to share especially with a world that is empathetic and concerned with my life … what can I say I’m FLATTERED.” 

In addition to her conservatorship, Framing Britney Spears examined the ways she was mistreated by the media. Celebrities, including her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, have issued apologies for the way they talked about her in the press in the early-aughts. Maybe  this is what Spears meant by “a world that is empathetic”: one that takes accountability.

She continued, “Here’s to another beautiful summer of popsicles and sunbathing ☀️☀️☀️😜😜😜 !!!” Brit, that is literally all we want.

In another Instagram post, Spears wrote, “I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!!” Of living in the spotlight, she wrote, “My life has always been very speculated … watched … and judged really my whole life !!!…It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am till this day 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 !!!!” 

But Spears is resilient. She and her boyfriend recently got vaccinated against COVID-19, and both seemed to be in great spirits. 

Selena Gomez To Host Benefit Concert To Support Vaccine Distribution

Selena Gomez, H.E.R, Jennifer Lopez, and more are rallying behind vaccination against the coronavirus by joining forces with education and advocacy organization Global Citizen. The artists will appear during its upcoming benefit concert Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on May 8, it was announced on Tuesday (April 13).

Hosted by Gomez, the global event’s star-studded lineup includes performances by H.E.R, Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, Eddie Vedder, and more as it “aims to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get the COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere” according to a press release. Global Citizen has held concerts to garner funds for key organizations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in the past, including the Lady Gaga-curated One World: Together At Home virtual event in April 2020.

“I’m honored to be hosting Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World,” Gomez said in a statement. “This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably, and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

The televised special is part of Global Citizen’s campaign to support the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator initiative, which is co-led by the World Health Organization and works to provide access to COVID-19 vaccines to countries around the globe. Through the one-night event, the organization aims to inspire viewers to call upon their leaders to pledge $22.1 billion so that the program can fund 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, tests, and treatments for the nations that need them by the end of 2021.

The global special will air on May 8 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and CBS, and it will be livestreamed simultaneously on YouTube and iHeartMedia radio stations. Fox will air the special at 11 p.m. ET. An extended, 90-minute version of the special will air on the Global Citizen’s YouTube channel and feature additional performances and appearances by NCT 127 and popular YouTube creators including the Try Guys and Kati Morton.