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Celine Dion removes all of her makeup in her latest music video. The song is called "Imperfections," but we don't see any. Celine Dion has become nearly as well-known for high-fashion outfits as she is for her iconic singing voice, and she serves up both in the music video for her new single, "Imperfections." But those are only two of the most memorable aspects of the video; Dion also delivers a beautiful dose of vulnerability, contrasting the fanciness of her couture looks with the simple act of removing all of her makeup and revealing her natural beauty. Throughout the black-and-white clip, we see Dion posing like a seasoned model in a series of incredible ensembles with bold prints and dramatic silhouettes. But at about one minute and 45 seconds in, we get a closeup of Dion's beautifully made-up face -- flawless brows, fully lined, winged eyes with brightening white liner in the waterline, semi-glossy lips, etc. -- right before she begins removing her cosmetics with a makeup wipe(presumably a L'Oreal Paris one, considering she's a brand ambassador) held by her darkly manicured hand. Slow-motion shots of the makeup-removal process are mixed in with her continuing poses, pairing well with the lyrics: "I got my own imperfections/I got my own set of scars to hide," and, "They make me who I am today/And they won't ever go away/Can you love them the way that I love you?" In the very last shot of the uncharacteristically soft-spoken song's video, Dion shows her fully clean face, smirking at the camera with confidence. That confidence is stronger now than it ever was when the 51-year-old singer was younger. Earlier this year, she told Allure, "I've never felt as beautiful, or so in charge," explaining that she didn't feel pretty in her teens and "would not go back to being 17 or in my 20s or 30s." And why would she when, as this new video shows, she is clearly embracing everything about herself so beautifully now? (British Glamour)

You Have to Hear Just How Low 'The Voice' Singer Mendeleyev's Voice Goes on This Bob Dylan Cover. On Monday's (Sept. 30) episode of The Voice, one very low, very distinct voice made all four coaches turn around. And the singer's name was Mendeleyev Galileo Einstein Pythagoras Darwin Euclid Leonardo Alan Blitz (seriously). With a name like that, he had to be unique. And his bass cover of Bob Dylan's "Girl From the North Country" was one-of-a-kind. "I feel like your voice just sounds like the best glass of pinot noir ever," Kelly Clarkson said, in awe of his lush voice. "Like, I feel like a warm blanket was just wrapped around me and I'm being tucked in and it's the most beautiful moment ever. I would love to hear a record of you on vinyl." Shelton, meanwhile, wondered if there might be a shorter version of the singer's nine-part name. "You have a nickname we can use?" Shelton joked. In addition to Mendeleyev, he also goes by "Lev" to make it a little easier on the coaches -- but John Legend wasn't intimidated. "Mendeleyev, first of all, I'm not afraid to pronounce your name," he said. "What I loved about what you did today is that it's unique and artistic. No one else is going to do what you did in the way that you did it, and it was a really powerful moment. A lot of times we're biased to the tenors that hit the high big notes like a Bruno Mars, but you're fireworks hitting the low notes. Your tone is so rich and so beautiful and the story was wrapped in your voice." (Billboard)

Iggy Azalea Jokes That Fans Should Stream 'Senorita' After Lizzo's 'Fancy' Tweets. Lizzo is ready to take over Iggy Azalea's reign on the charts. The rapper, whose "Truth Hurts" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, took to Twitter to encourage her fans to continue streaming the song and beat Azalea's record from 2014's "Fancy." "YALL... IF WE KEEP THIS UP FOR 2 MORE WEEKS... TRUTH HURTS COULD BE THE LONGEST FEMALE RAP #1 OF ALL TIME..... RIGHT NOW ITS 'FANCY," she wrote, followed up with another tweet shouting out Charli XCX, who is featured on the song, but did not mention Azalea, who's the lead artist on the track. In a since deleted tweet, Azalea indirectly responded to the potential shade by writing, "I could have SWORN I was the one rapping that song but okay..." She later clarified the tweet, noting that she's "down to be petty in the name of a laugh or two but in all seriousness I'm just trolling and laughing at all the funny replies," before adding that the whole thing is "not serious; at least not for me." Listen. I logged on & saw everyone trying to make a legit negative me vs. Lizzo beef just cuz she shouted out her friend who is on that song. All I did was try to turn the internet's paranoia and drama into a laugh and a bit of harmless fun. That's it. Can you blame me? -- IGGY AZALEA stream senorita (@IGGYAZALEA) October 1, 2019 Azalea took her trolling to the next level by launching a hilarious campaign to get Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's collab, "Senorita," back on the Hot 100 top spot (it's currently at No. 2) to break Lizzo's holding atop the chart. "Stream senorita for clear skin," she wrote, linking the music video and following up by retweeting a number of memes. She even switched her profile photo to one of the steamy couple and changed her Twitter name to "IGGY AZALEA stream senorita." (Billboard)

Jay-Z's work with the NFL is already falling short on his promise of diversity, making him look like nothing more than a pawn and the "token black guy" ... so says Uncle Luke. The 2 Live Crew frontman was quite outspoken with us when we asked him to elaborate on his op-ed in the Miami New Times ... in which he said Jay and the NFL were slapping Miami's talent pool in the face by booking J Lo and Shakira as headliners for the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. He says the fact that Jay -- who, along with Roc Nation, is now heading up the entertainment side of things in the NFL -- didn't hire a local performer of color is a betrayal. Luke even goes so far as to say that Jay's essentially acting as a straw man for the league thus far, and gives him an F rating when it comes to mixing up the acts. Luke's main beef seems to be two-fold ... 1) Miami talent was completely overlooked despite a vast array of superstars who could've done it. 2) An artist of color with a hip-hop background wasn't announced as a headliner. He seems to think Jay should've looked to do both. As far as who UL would like to see perform instead -- he offers up names like Flo Rida, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Trick Daddy and even Pitbull (who is in talks to show up) ... all of whom he says should've been the marquee talent, with Jennifer and Shakira as guests. When it comes to Jay specifically though ... Luke has an ultimatum of sorts -- resign, or continue being a joke. Ouch ... (TMZ)


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