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Zayn Sounds Happy On ‘Better’ — And Looks Like A Million Bucks In The Video

A day after announcing that he and Gigi Hadid have welcomed a baby daughter into the world, Zayn has welcomed another creation into this earthly realm: his latest single, “Better,” a lovely slice of R&B pop anchored by Z’s massive, massive voice.

The breezy, endearing song debuted alongside a sparse but stately video, where the heavily tattooed new daddy Zaddy dresses himself in fine menswear and stares moodily out the window of a nice house — all while he’s being spied on. Like a celebrity. Or an actual spy.

As Zayn sings with red highlighted hair, “Your dad probably loves me more than he ever did now / ‘Cause I finally got out / Yeah, we finally knocked down,” there’s a palpable air of second chances throughout “Better,” and it’s tempting to read his on-and-off relationship with Hadid into it, especially now, given their new beginning as parents.

On the simple cooing pre-chorus, Zayn repeats “I love you” over some thoroughly nocturnal and subterranean guitar lines. In the video, he does little more than slowly put on a shirt and a jacket while delivering the song’s climbing melody, but it’s Zayn, so it’s worth watching.

“Better” is the first new bit of music from Zayn since last year’s “Trampoline” remix with SHAED and “Flames” alongside R3hab and Jungleboi. His most recent album, Icarus Falls, dropped at the end of 2018.

If 2020 is indeed the start of some new chapters for Zayn — both in his music career and his own family — then things seem to be going quite well. Check out “Better” above.

Christopher Nolan Handwrites Travis Scott A Sweet Note As Rapper’s Tenet Video Gets IMAX Debut

Movie theaters are still closed in large portions of the country, but if you are in a place where a movie theater is available to you, and you are willing to go, there are some movies that you’ll only find there. Chief among them is Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. The director insisted that his film be given the full theatrical experience, and now, it’s being given a little something extra, as select IMAX showings of Tenet now also include the music video for Travis Scott’s “The Plan,” a song recorded for the film.

Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy Talks About The Real-Life Impact American Pie Had On His Life

In the video Dan Levy is as delightful as usual- a trait that he seem to share with his father Eugene. The father/son combo both took home Emmy Awards for the final season of Schitt’s Creek, a first for both of their careers. Indeed, Eugene Levy is primarily known as a movie actor– including American Pie and the various sequels that followed.

Sad13’s Power-Pop Memories, Anthony Ramos’s Feel-Good Exhale, And More Songs We Love

Every now and then, I get this itch to drop everything, change my hair, and become a dancing gay Brooklyn bartender à la Coyote Ugly, never mind the fact that I can’t dance. I thought I might be alone in my disputatious daydreams until I heard Chappell Roan’s “Pink Pony Club.” The rising pop starlet has been charting her takeover since signing with Atlantic Records as a teen, and the dusty yet decadent single is a promising sign of what’s to come. In a rhinestone cowboy hat, Roan starts off slow with visions of “a special place where boys and girls can all be queens every single day,” letting the soft keys give way to a triumphant electronic chorus reminiscent of Kacey Musgraves’s “High Horse.” Her voice reads as hallowed as the halls she sings about, and there’s a palpable electricity in its glitzy video, as she gives a stadium-ready performance to a group of bored barflies. Add in a couple of cameos from RuPaul’s Drag Race legends like Meatball and Porkchop, and she’s got me already booking my ticket to L.A. —Carson Mlnarik

Why Fantastic Beasts’ Eddie Redmayne Doesn’t Like To Bring Politics Into His Interviews

It’s a perspective that probably exists not only among some celebrities but also among a lot of people who aren’t celebrities. We’re all probably a little guilty of doing things that maybe aren’t in perfect alignment with the causes we hold dear, and when you stop to think about it, that can really make you question yourself. How do you ask that other people reduce their carbon footprint if you know your own isn’t that great? Eddie Redmayne himself doesn’t necessarily have an answer to that, and so he has decided to remain silent even though, one can assume from his example, that climate change is a topic that he does find important.

What Is The Social Dilemma: 6 Things To Know About The Netflix Documentary Before You Watch

As you have probably heard by now, Netflix recently released a documentary under the name The Social Dilemma that touches on one of the most significant advances in all of human history — the advent of social media. This thought-provoking, interesting, and downright terrifying film will hopefully one day be discussed alongside other pivotal documentaries like Harlan County, USA, An Inconvenient Truth, and Blackfish.

And ever since The Social Dilemma premiered on Netflix near the beginning of September 2020, the documentary has remained in the streaming platform’s “Top 10” list, but undoubtedly, there are some people out there who either don’t know what it’s about or worried about the subject matter. I’ll admit, it’s a terrifying and sometimes hard to watch 90 minutes, but it’s definitely one you shouldn’t miss. With that being said, here six things to know about the Netflix documentary before you decide to watch it for yourself.

All I Wanna Do…Is Listen to Sheryl Crow Talk About Feminism, Aging, and Motherhood

Sheryl Crow calls me from Nashville at 8:30 on a Wednesday morning. By the time we talk, she has already gotten her boys—10 and 13—ready for school, completed drop off, and done a TV interview about her new music. 

“That is the reality of my life,” she says. “I can make a record between school drop off and school pickup.” 

The singer-songwriter has ten studio albums and nine Grammys. She’s very publicly survived cancer and lived out love stories—and their conclusions—under the paparazzi’s relentless focus. She’s sold over 50 million records worldwide with songs that sound like a sun-drenched road trip with your best friend. She’s written a Bond song, performed with the Rolling Stones and Stevie Nicks, and had her songs covered by artists as vast as Johnny Cash to Haim. Her lyrics cut effortlessly, the way an ex can devastate you with a single observation. In August, country star Tim McGraw released “Sheryl Crow,” a ballad that likens life-changing love to the feeling of hearing a Sheryl Crow song.

But in her own mind, she’s “an older person—a single working mom.” Nothing fancy. The 58-year-old is not “an older person” at all, of course, but carving out a place as a woman determined to have a long career in an industry that treats humans like they come with sell-by-dates is a unique path without many role models. Despite all her hits and accolades, Crow has been excluded from the mostly boys’ club of Great Artists. (She has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.) And when she hears herself on the radio now, she says, it’s on the classic rock channel.

“By the time you’re 40, you’re not getting played on pop radio anymore because you’re too old,” she says. And that’s okay. “I would be happy for a 13-year-old to enjoy my music, but I’m not writing for 13-year-olds.” 

Crow, whose style has always been a kind of sly, independent swagger, isn’t in the habit of changing herself to please. “I had to decide early on if I was going to alienate myself early on by speaking my truth and not be invited to the party,” she says. It was worth it, of course. But no one likes to miss a party.

But this is a woman who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Her first job in the arts was as a public school music teacher in Missouri. She doesn’t give up easily. Crow spent this summer re-reworking her song “Woman in the White House.” Released in 2012, the lyrics, “After 230-something years of waiting / It’s way past overdue” are depressingly just as relevant as they were almost a decade ago. Not deterred, she remade the song for 2020 with a thrumming electric guitar and a driving, decisive beat. 

And she added a new song: a pop-rock, anti-fascist banger called “In The End.” It begins with a classic Sheryl Crow takedown: “His words are a trap while his loyal band of thugs/Cover up all his many transgressions,” she sings, her voice sounding, always, like tires on a classic convertible making skid marks on the Pacific Coast Highway.

How Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Are Reportedly Doing at Home With Their New Daughter

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are the proud new parents of a baby girl whose arrival they announced on social media earlier this week. Now, we’re getting more reported details about how the family is doing. 

“Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful,” Malik tweeted. “To try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x” 

Hadid added, “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love🥺💕”

E! News reports, per a source, “Everything went smoothly [with the birth] and she is recovering at her penthouse.”

Gigi is on a high and can’t believe they created an angel. She’s truly so in love and has had many emotional moments while holding her baby girl,” the source also tells the outlet

Meanwhile, it sounds like the new dad is over the moon too. “Zayn was very emotional when their baby girl was born. It was an emotional and special moment for him,” the source continued. “He expressed that he is forever changed and would never disappoint her or Gigi. He wants to be the best father possible and is so excited.”

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have also had lots of loved ones around to help. “Their families have been at Gigi’s place making sure she is fed and resting,” the source reveals to E! News, adding everyone is “obsessed and in love” with the new baby. Hadid’s mom, Yolanda, has reportedly been a great source of support for the couple. “Yolanda has been super helpful with the baby already and has been up helping throughout the night,” the source said. “She is planning on staying with them for a while and they all want to head back to the farm at some point.”

This all sounds very blissful and sweet. Now, we just await the Zigi baby’s name and a photo of her surely adorable face. 

Why Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich Reportedly Broke Up

Demi Lovato and her fiancé, Max Ehrich, have reportedly broken up just two months after getting engaged, and new details are starting to emerge about what went wrong in the relationship. 

“It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” a source initially said to People on September 24. “They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together.”

But it’s reportedly a bit more complicated.

Demi and Max were basically together 24/7 for months,” a source tells People in a new report. “They lived in a bubble with zero stress, and everything was just fun. Now they are both working and are on separate coasts.”

“Max shot up in fame, and it’s been hard,” another source added. “He got wrapped up in [Hollywood].”

E! News reports there may have been some trust issues. “There were many red flags she was ignoring and trying to turn a blind eye to,” a source said, with another person adding that Lovato “doesn’t trust him and thinks he’s sketchy.” Apparently, things “started going downhill” after Ehrich went to Atlanta to film a new project. “They were arguing a lot and Demi didn’t want him to go without her,” the first source tells E!. 

“There has been a lot of tension and Demi left him to get a clear head,” the first source continued.

This is all very sad, especially considering how happy Lovato sounded when the couple got engaged in July. “I knew I loved you the moment I met you,” she wrote on Instagram. “It was something I can’t describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too.. I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all. You never pressure me to be anything other than myself. And you make me want to be the best version of myself. I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage. I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here’s to our future!!!!”

Here’s hoping Demi Lovato is doing okay and this is all for the best. 

Madonna Biopic Casting: 10 Stars Who Could Play The Lead

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The final pick we have for the Madonna biopic is… Madonna. Yes, the woman herself! Hey, she’s directing, producing and co-writing, might as well go all in right? The Irishman style, de-aging tech if she’d like it and just let her act out her life! This likely won’t happen considering the report detailed she is looking for a young actress, but we hope it does some of the time. Current Madonna could be this fourth-wall breaking Deadpool-like character who comes in and out throughout the movie to tell her story in hindsight. We don’t see an artist take the reigns of their own biopic very often (ever?), so why not lean all the way into this?