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Lady Gaga Schooled Everyone On How to Make a Political Statement ❤️🏈🎤🙌🏽

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There’s no need for an instant replay of Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl 51 halftime performance. Drones. Aerial stunts. The mic drop. We all saw it.

The 30-year-old pop star blew the roof off the NRG Stadium in Houston Sunday night and electrified the audience with a spellbinding performance that subtly schooled America, and pretty much the rest of the viewing world, on how to properly make a political statement.

As the days leading to Gaga’s halftime moment unfolded, speculation brewed heavy of whether or not the unpredictable performer would address the tumultuous political climate in the United States.

The artist has never let a moment slip to make a pitch for a cause in the past. In 2010, she walked the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet with four military service members affected by the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on gay and lesbian service members. That same night she changed into a raw meat dress to urge the military not to discriminate against gay men and lesbians from serving in the army. She told British Vogue she chose to wear the controversial dress to point out the law prevented the military from enjoying “the greatest cut of meat” America has to offer. In 2016, Gaga shared the stage during her performance at the Oscars with 52 survivors of sexual assault to raise awareness that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 20 men will be raped by the time they finish college.

At the halftime extravaganza, however, Gaga ultimately took a more insidious approach in expressing her passion for inclusivity of all people. She didn’t make a direct statement opposing the current state of political affairs. Instead, she kept a political poker face by practicing what she preaches.

Starting off the 13-minute set with “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land,” she reminded people that our nation belongs to everyone.

She reminded people to accept and embrace themselves and others with “Born This Way.” Over 100 million people watched her sing and dance to celebrate these lyrics:

You’re black, white, beige, chola descent

You’re Lebanese, you’re Orient

Whether life’s disabilities

Left you outcast, bullied, or teased

Rejoice and love yourself today

‘Cause baby you were born this way

No matter gay, straight, or bi

Lesbian, transgendered life

Despite how people may feel during this divided time, Gaga reminded everyone to just dance and that everything will be okay with her hit “Just Dance.”

Instead of shoving her personal views down everyone’s throat like most people do all over social media, Gaga normalized equality and acceptance and lead by example. She captivated everyone with a stellar performance. In a recent interview with Michael Strahan, Gaga said:

“I have an opportunity with this performance to show a different part of this country that those who think that they are so different from me and my fans — to see that our hearts are really the same.”

That’s how you make America great again! We just have to remind people that we’re not all that different from one another. Our actions have to unite people to demonstrate that everyone matters. We need to make the people around us feel good and feel safe — not different or threatened.

It should be easy.

Making America great again doesn’t come from pushing your views down someone’s throat and trying to force them to see things your way. It doesn’t come from a political post on Facebook. It comes from our actions. Gaga figured it out. Everyone expected her to do something controversial. While on the world’s biggest stage, she chose not to divide people with a message that could come across as threatening to people who don’t see the world the same way she sees the world. She knows the world is divided enough. She knows that if you want others to see things your way, or at least consider it, then you should let your actions lead the way. People have a better chance at following examples when they’re not forced to see things a certain way. When someone can see for themselves that the result of practicing certain views leads to a positive impact, they’re more likely to follow. It’s human nature to want to figure something out on our own — but sometimes we need some guidance from someone who is brave and strong.

Thank you for this lesson, Lady Gaga. Here’s to hoping people will take note.

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Kim Kardashian Faces Backlash for ‘Homophobic’ Clapback

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Kim Kardashian West stepped into the shade room. Now the internet is accusing her of making a homophobic jab.

Model Tyson Beckford started the beef when he commented on one of Kim’s Instagram photos. “Sorry I don’t care for it personally,” he wrote of the photo that highlighted her body shape. “She is not real, doctor f–ked up on her right hip.”

Kim replied to the model, saying: “Sis we all know why you don’t care for it.”

The internet went wild, believing her comment was homophobic. One Instagram account made this comment:

So far, KKW hasn’t remarked on the homophobia accusations

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Watch the Teaser for Lindsay Lohan’s New MTV Show

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MTV announced July 30 that “Lohan Beach Club” (working title) with Lindsay Lohan is coming to TV. The docuseries, executive produced by Lohan in partnership with MTV and Bunim/Murray Productions, began shooting this week in Mykonos, Greece. As Lindsay says: Pack your bags!

The series follows Lohan as she works to expand her business empire with the launch of Lohan Beach House. The exclusive seaside destination will serve as a backdrop for the series, and features luxury spa amenities, a renowned restaurant and a transformative day and nightclub poised to redefine the Mykonos experience. The debut of Lohan Beach House marks the star’s third business venture in the Greek Islands, following the opening of Lohan Nightclub in Athens, Greece and Lohan Beach House Rhodes in Rhodes, Greece.

Lohan will lead a team of handpicked brand ambassadors to make her mark on the vacation capital of the world. Over the course of the season, Lohan’s team must prove their expertise, ambition and charm while helping bring Lohan’s vision to life. The stakes are high as the team establishes new friendships and alliances while striving to rise above the temptations the Mykonos nightlife scene has to offer.

The show is slated to premiere in 2019.

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Demi Lovato Found Unconscious After Possible Heroin Overdose

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Demi Lovato was been rushed to an L.A. hospital Tuesday afternoon after suffering from what appears to be a heroin overdose, TMZ reports.

Audio of the emergency call obtained by TMZ reveals the pop star was unconscious upon arriving to her Hollywood Hills home and revived with Narcan — an emergency medication to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose. While TMZ reports the overdose is heroin related, a source claims to PEOPLE those claims are fake news.

Last March, Lovato revealed she celebrated six years of sobriety, but in June she released a new song, “Sober” on which she revealed that she had relapsed.

The National Center for Health Statistics reports the number of overdose deaths in the U.S. involving heroin has risen every year since 2010. Perhaps even more disturbingly, more Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016 than the number of American lives lost in the entirety of the Vietnam War, which totaled 58,200.

Celebrities are starting to send love to the singer and her family.

What Ellen said.

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