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Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 2:33 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 8:49 AM
Some people will do almost anything to get reality star Kylie Jenner's pouty look.
In a dangerous new beauty ritual, teens are sucking on shot glasses to plump their lips, then posting photos of the disastrous results on social media with the hashtag #KylieJennerChallenge.
Dermatologist Dendy Engelman told Seventeen.com that the trend "is quite concerning. Not only can significant pain, swelling and bruising result from these suction techniques, but there is potential risk for scarring and permanent disfigurement with repeated attempts."
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Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:20 PM
— Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are parents of three. The TV personality and rapper welcomed a baby girl Monday via surrogate. The couple, married in , are already parents to daughter North, 4, and son Saint, 2.
Kardashian West confirmed the news on her official website.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
The baby was born Jan. 15 at 12:47 a.m. PT and weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz., Kardashian West said.
Reports emerged in July 2017 that the celebrity pair hired a surrogate to carry their third child. By September, Kardashian West confirmed the news and later revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that they were having a baby girl.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:41 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Edwin Hawkins, the gospel singer best-known for the song “Oh Happy Day,” has died at age 74.
The New York Times reported that Hawkins’ publicist, Bill Carpenter, said the musician died of pancreatic cancer in Pleasanton, California.
Hawkins brought gospel music to the mainstream when “Oh Happy Day” reached No. 4 on the Billboard pop chart and No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1969.
The 18th-century hymn was given an infectious new arrangement and released on “Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord,” an album by Northern California State Youth Choir, a group put together by Hawkins and friend Betty Watson, to raise money to travel to Southern California for a gospel competition.
The Modesto Bee reported in a 2008 profile of Hawkins that the song took a life of its own when an underground radio DJ in San Francisco played it.
“It was recorded on a friend’s little two-track machine,” Hawkins told The Modesto Bee. “It was never intended for commercial purposes at all.”
The song earned the youth choir -- renamed the Edwin Hawkins Singers -- their first Grammy. It got the award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1970.
“Oh Happy Day” went on to be recorded by artists across multiple genres, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis and Glen Campbell, The Associated Press reported.
The song saw a resurgence decades later when used in the 1993 Whoopi Goldberg comedy “Sister Act 2.”
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 2:06 AM
NEW YORK — Comedian Aziz Ansari released a statement Sunday in response to allegations of sexual misconduct first reported on women's website Babe.net.
According to the article published Saturday, a 23-year-old photographer said Ansari pressured her into having oral sex and "repeatedly asked her for sexual intercourse after she had already declined" after the pair went on a date in September.
She said she gave physical cues that she was not interested, but the comedian either did not notice or ignored them.
The woman added that she told Ansari during the encounter that she "didn't want to feel forced because then I'll hate you, and I'd rather not hate you."
She said Ansari texted her the next day to say it was fun meeting her.
"Last night might've been fun for you, but it wasn't for me," she said she wrote back. "You ignored clear non-verbal cues; you kept going with advances."
After explaining her discomfort, she said Ansari apologized, saying he had misread the situation.
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"In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual," the statement read, according to USA Today.
"The next day, I got a text from her saying that although 'it may have seemed okay,' upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said."
The statement added: "I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue."
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— This calendar year promises hot new releases from national acts like The Breeders, Guided By Voices and Hawthorne Heights and underground favorites like the Raging Natives, Brooks Daugherty and Charlie Jackson.
Here are a few items to expect in 2018:
Dayton rock band Funeral Moon celebrates the release of its debut EP, “Dazed and Abused,” at Rockstar Pro Arena in Dayton on Saturday, Jan. 20. Special guests Vehemian, Retreat Hell and Close the Hatch will also perform.
Josh Goldman’s Rad Girlfriend Records has released dozens of 7-inch and 12-inch vinyl records from local and national acts. Occasionally, he’s slips in a release from one of his bands like the Raging Nathans. The Dayton-based label releases the punk group’s LP, “Cheap Fame,” at Blind Bob’s in Dayton on Feb. 2.
On Feb. 24, Mick Blankenship releases his solo debut, “Crown of Apathy,” at Bogart’s in Cincinnati. The Middletown native, who was lead vocalist for War of Change from 2011 to 2016, was recently the frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots tribute band STP2.
After more than two decades, The Breeders lineup behind the landmark 1993 album, “Last Splash,” was back in action in 2017. Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim MacPherson played live and recorded the follow-up to the band’s 2008 album, “Mountain Battles.” The new single, “Wait in the Car,” was released in October. The full-length will be released in 2018.
Brooks Daugherty has been living in Nashville for several years but he hasn’t forgotten his Dayton roots. The Americana artist’s new EP, “The Dakota Hill,” was recorded with a rhythm section of fellow southern transplants. It gets its official release at Hannah’s in Dayton on March 9.
In December, Guided By Voices released the limited edition 7-inch single “Space Gun.” The song is the lead track from the band’s forthcoming album of the same name, which is scheduled for release on March 23.
Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway is releasing a pair of singles in early 2018, “Days of Wine and Roses” and “Two Ships.” The band’s full-length will be available the first week of March.
Top-selling rockers Hawthorne Heights took time off the road at the end of the year to record new material. Not much information is available on the group’s sixth full-length album but release announcements should be made soon.