Elton John, TikTok team up to educate about AIDS epidemic
LOS ANGELES – The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day. The event will air on John’s TikTok channel featuring the singer and husband-filmmaker David Furnish along with performances by Sam Smith, Sam Fender and Rina Sawayama. The campaign is also expected to help educate TikTokers about the prevention and own sexual health. “We all need to care about HIV and end the discrimination around this disease,” John said in a statement. “There’s a great lineup for our TikTok Live to break down the myths around HIV, talk about safe sex and ensure that young people know how to protect themselves and others.”
Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'
Country singer Cam poses in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 to promote her second album The Otherside. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken. But two years ago, Cam decided to walk away from Sony Nashville’s imprint Arista citing different values, but remaining under Sony on the RCA Record label based in New York. The title track, a meticulously crafted country dance track, was co-written with acclaimed Swedish dance artist Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling. She knew what she was getting into when she heard Smith’s easily recognizable voice on the demo for “Happier For You,” a melancholic country song that fit well with Cam's aesthetic of moody and introspective country tunes.
The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend
Tickets cost $21.40 to $91.50. 11 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Floyd, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-608-2824; floydmiami.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Ground, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-375-0001; thegroundmiami.com. 11 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $25.miaminewtimes.com
Sam Smith publicly declares they/them pronouns
Last week, Sam Smith became one of the most high-profile celebrities to identify as gender non-binary. As an Oscar and four-time Grammy winner, Smiths announcement almost immediately reached a worldwide audience. The photograph simply said, MY PRONOUNS ARE THEY/THEM, with the caption dove further into Smiths emotional struggle of embracing their identity and overcoming fear of announcing it. Smith tagged 15 activists and leaders of the non-binary and transgender community in effort to field questions regarding the exact meaning and implications of being gender non-binary. The article repeatedly failed to include the they/them pronouns throughout the story when referencing the British singer.themiamihurricane.com
Sam Smith's preferred gender pronouns are they/them
(CNN) - Sam Smith identifies as genderqueer and non-binary, and the singer took to Instagram Friday to clarify their preferred prounouns. I've decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I've decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.," Smith wrote. I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. These are activists and leaders of the non binary/trans community that have helped me and given me so much clarity and understanding." The singer also announced this week that their breakthrough single, "Stay With Me," has been streamed over 1 billion times, writing, "Wild wild wild.
Celebrities are turning themselves into grandmas and grandpas with new FaceApp
Has a friend or a favorite celebrity shared a photo on social media recently and they're looking a little bit different? One of the funniest transformations comes from the Jonas Brothers, who took a group photo using the app. Another celebrity who used the app is Drake, and again, he looks like he is going to age well. While many people are having the best time playing with the FaceApp, some people on social media are warning the public about the potential risks of using the app. There have been reports that the Russian company that developed the app could be using your information.