Lana Del Rey de­fends on­line post

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Singer-song­writer Lana Del Rey de­fended her­self Thurs­day af­ter draw­ing crit­i­cism for a lengthy In­sta­gram post namecheck­ing sev­eral fe­male artists of color.

While many per­ceived the mes­sage as a slight against her in­dus­try peers, Del Rey ar­gued other­wise in the com­ment sec­tion.

“To be clear be­cause I knowwwwww you love to twist things,” Del Rey wrote. “I ... love these singers and know them. #that is why I men­tioned them. I would also like to have some of the same free­dom of ex­pres­sion with­out judg­ment of hys­te­ria. There you go.”

In her orig­i­nal mis­sive Thurs­day, the artist re­acted to skep­tics who say her mu­sic is “glam­or­iz­ing abuse,” writ­ing, “Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Mi­naj and Bey­once have had num­ber ones with songs about be­ing sexy, wear­ing no clothes, (hav­ing sex), cheat­ing, etc — can I please go back to singing about be­ing em­bod­ied, feel­ing beau­ti­ful by be­ing in love even if the re­la­tion­ship is not per­fect, or danc­ing for money — or what­ever i want — with­out be­ing cru­ci­fied or say­ing that I’m glam­or­iz­ing abuse???????”

While many praised Del Rey for speak­ing her mind, sev­eral oth­ers won­dered why she chose to sin­gle out mostly women of color, ac­cus­ing her of tram­pling on their suc­cess.

The “Sum­mer­time Sad­ness” hit-maker is known for ex­plor­ing dark themes, such as de­pres­sion and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, in her work.

John Krasin­ski’s ‘Some Good News’ will have a new home: Some Good News — the pop­u­lar dig­i­tal se­ries cre­ated and orig­i­nally hosted by John

Krasin­ski — has been ac­quired by Vi­a­comCBS. Fu­ture episodes will fea­ture a new, yet-to-bean­nounced host and premiere on CBS All Ac­cess. It’s also ex­pected to air on the com­pany’s lin­ear TV chan­nels. Krasin­ski will serve as an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer and will ap­pear on the show in some form.

“Could not be more ex­cited and proud to be part­ner­ing with CBS/ Vi­a­com to be able to bring ‘Some Good News’ to so many more peo­ple,” Krasinksi said in a state­ment Thurs­day. “From the first episode, our goal was to cre­ate a news show ded­i­cated en­tirely to good news. Never did I ex­pect to be join­ing the ranks of such a his­toric news or­ga­ni­za­tion as CBS.”

The news fol­lows Sun­day’s fi­nale of “Some Good News’ ” orig­i­nal run. Krasin­ski launched his YouTube se­ries as peo­ple were ad­just­ing to life stay­ing safe at home in re­sponse to the pan­demic.

Fall TV pre­view: ABC is bring­ing back the lion’s share of its se­ries for next sea­son, in­clud­ing “black­ish,” “A Mil­lion Lit­tle Things” and “The Rookie.” They are among the 19 shows re­turn­ing in the 2020-21 sea­son, the net­work said Thurs­day. New se­ries de­but­ing in­clude “Big Sky,” a thriller from writer-pro­ducer David E. Kel­ley (“Big Lit­tle Lies,” “Bos­ton Le­gal”), the com­edy “Call Your Mother” and game show re­vival “Su­per­mar­ket Sweep” with host Les­lie Jones (“Satur­day Night Live”).

May 23 birth­days: Ac­tress Joan Collins is 87. Ac­tor Charles Kim­brough is 84. Ac­tress Lauren Chapin is 75. Co­me­dian Drew

Carey is 62. Ac­tress Lea DeLaria is 62. Ac­tress Melissa McBride is 55. Drum­mer Phil Sel­way is 53. Singer Jewel is 46. Co­me­dian Tim Robin­son is 39. Ac­tor Adam Wylie is 36. Di­rec­tor Ryan Coogler is 34.


Lana Del Rey was crit­i­cized for an In­sta­gram post namecheck­ing sev­eral fe­male artists of color.

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