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Bebe Rexha criticises sexist music producer who said she is ‘too old to be sexy’

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Bebe Rexha has shared an empowering message about ageism in the music industry after being called “too old” by a sexist executive. 

On Monday, the 29-year-old singer shared a black-and-white photograph of herself posing in her underwear on Instagram.

In the caption, Rexha revealed that she had recently been told by a male music executive that she was “too old to be sexy”.

“I recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting ‘too old’ and that my brand was ‘confusing’,” Rexha wrote. 

“Because…I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose [sic] to do, especially for my age. I’m 29.”

The “Meant to Be” singer explained that she is “fed up with being put in a box” and tired of stereotypes that maintain older women shouldn’t be deemed attractive. 

Rexha then stated that as her 30th birthday approaches later this month, she will no longer be “running away” from such outdated cliché’s. 

“I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound ‘younger’,” Rexha added.

“I’m gonna celebrate my age because you know what, I’m wiser, I’m stronger and TRUST ME I’m a much better lover than I was 10 years ago.”

Several of Rexha’s celebrity friends commented on the post with messages of support, including fellow singer Rita Ora, who wrote: “My sexy songwriting [crown emoji] You are beautiful, getting sexier with age and your talent SINGS for itself. Keep making those rules.“

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Rihanna Knows How to Throw a Party. One Successful Night at Her Diamond Ball Is Proof

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The women’s washroom at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan is a palatial marble space. In any case, the slows down are little. Rihanna, in a dark velvet outfit with an emotional trumpet-flared stitch that stood out a few feet, didn’t appear to be irritated by the requirements. The vocalist, design and magnificence tycoon and donor was facilitating her Fifth Annual Diamond Ball in the scene, and she realized exactly how to manage her awkward skirt in those restroom slows down. At the point when asked how she fit, she had a snappy answer: “This way — like a topsy turvy umbrella, sister,” she exhibited supportively to TIME, flipping her spruce up, before dancing out to impart a gathering of the psyches to Kehlani and Megan Thee Stallion.

It might be simply one more night in the life for Rihanna. In any case, for the 600-odd visitors at the Diamond Ball supporting her Clara Lionel Foundation, it was a checked starry night highlighting host Seth Meyers and entertainers including Pharrell Williams, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, G-Eazy, Megan Thee Stallion, A$AP Ferg, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, and even Rihanna herself, coming in for a first-since forever live execution of the tune “Lemon” — to the astonishment and joy of everybody collected. (Indeed, even at her extreme Savage X Fenty style show prior in the week, Rihanna declined to sing, leaning toward just to move. What’s more, following a three-years-and-tallying sit tight for her next collection, the fans are ravenous.)

The objective of the night: fund-raising for the Clara Lionel Foundation, her altruistic association named after her grandparents, which spotlights on offering help to worldwide young ladies’ training projects and compassionate guide programs in her local Caribbean, with an overwhelming spotlight on environmental change versatility. The strategy for raising support: a robust passageway sticker price and a live sell off. Visitors offer on an all-costs paid excursion to see Serena Williams contend in her next Grand Slam shot ($60,000); a constrained version 60-lb. foot stool book of elite Rihanna photographs and custom 2,000-lb. etched marble platform ($111,0000, to a Cardi B who outbid herself); and an outing to Barbados highlighting supper with the Prime Minister and a submarine excursion, among different advantages ($275,000, twice). Live gifts were coordinated by Twitter prime supporter and previous gathering participant Jack Dorsey (piling on over a large portion of a million from the group in the room). At last, they brought over $5 million up in all out.

It got off to a moderate beginning: visitors fired topping off the huge scene, which was lit up with hot pink, turquoise and yellow botanical light projections, lime-green tablecloths and genuine, rich blossoms flanking the goliath (open) bar, a long time before 8:00 p.m. Yet, it wasn’t until half past nine that supper (heated tagliardi bolognese, hamburger or fish with potato dauphinoise, chocolate cake) was served. In any case, there was bounty to do during the deferral: at a Fenty Beauty stall, visitors — like models Karlie Kloss, Shanina Shaik and Slick Woods, or rappers A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, 21 Savage and 2 Chainz (it was his birthday) — could speak to the ability of cosmetics craftsmen outfitted with what resembled the full line of items.

In the interim, stations around the room recounted to video accounts of a portion of the ladies around the globe that the Clara Lionel Foundation has bolstered. A tap of a table task card additionally skilled a $100 gift to the reason, affability of American Express. “It’s something other than the gathering, it’s the give-back,” rehash participant Biggs Burke, record executive and Roc-A-Fella fellow benefactor, reminded TIME. “As a matter of first importance it’s for a decent aim. Second, clearly, it’s an incredible gathering. There’ll be some D’usse spilling and Ace of Spades everywhere.” Added first-time visitor Saint Jhn: “It’s my preferred night as of now.”

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Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy announce ‘Hella Mega’ tour, new songs

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Here’s a declaration that is knocking the socks off of our mid-2000s selves: Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy are going on visit together.

With U.S. dates beginning in 2020, the “Hella Mega Tour will include the trio of notorious musical crews playing arenas crosswise over North America. It commences July 17 at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park and wraps up Aug. 29 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Webstore presale tickets for the North American leg start at 10 a.m. nearby time Sept. 16, while mailing list presale tickets start at 11 a.m. nearby time, as indicated by Green Day’s site. General deal begins at 10 a.m. neighborhood time Sept. 20 on Ticketmaster.

Los Angeles ska-punk band the Interrupters will open each show.

Pause, there’s progressively uplifting news.

On Tuesday, the three main events each discharged singles to go with the visit declaration.

Green Day’s “Father of All…” is a foot-tapping single from the band’s forthcoming album of the same name due out Feb. 7.  The band described the new album in a Sept. 10 tweet as, “The life AND death of the party. Not political. Surviving in chaos.”

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Scarlett Johansson shields Woody Allen: Actress says she doesn’t accept claims made against executive

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Scarlett Johansson has stood up on the side of executive Woody Allen, saying she doesn’t accept the sexual maltreatment claims made against him and would “work with him whenever”.

Various big names, including Timothee Chalamet Colin Firth and Greta Gerwig, have removed themselves from the movie producer since his embraced girl Dylan Farrow made the charges against him.

But speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Johansson said: “I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it. I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.”

Johansson, who worked with the executive on movies Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, included: “I cherish Woody, I trust him, and I would work with him whenever.”

Allen has consistently denied the claims, which have been examined twice by specialists and no charges brought.

“There’s other voices that have more to say on this subject that probably need a microphone, I think I’m done speaking on that subject.”

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