Podcasts: Ali Levine Interviewed by Heather Marianna & Farrah Abraham

Friend of the blog, Beauty Kitchen CEO Heather Marianna has a new podcast, and it's off to an amazing start!

Image: Heather Marianna

Image: Heather Marianna

Two weeks ago, Episode 1 featured a rousing conversation with celebrity spray tan artist Jimmy Coco. Heather and co-host Ashley Alexander had a lot of fun learning about Jimmy's new line of spray tanning products. Watch here:

Yesterday Ms. Marianna debuted Episode 2, featuring Farrah Abraham from MTV's "Teen Mom" as co-host. Their guest was Ali Levine, a creative and fabulous celebrity style expert. Watch here:

My husband and I recently watched the pilot episode of the fun new reality show "Stripped," which Ali and her husband were featured in. It was a riot! 

Stay tuned a new episode every other Monday! Episode 3 drops on President's Day, February 19. Check out the trailer for the rest of Beauty and the Boss with Heather Marianna Season One here: 

Best of all, Beauty and the Boss with Heather Marianna is available as a free video Podcast on iTunes! Enjoy on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC, Android (with Podcasts app), Apple TV, and more:

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*NSYNC's Debut Album Gets a "20th Anniversary Edition" Vinyl Release

The iconic self-titled album is being released on blue colored, 180 gram vinyl for the very first time on April 9, 2018. All 2000 copies of the limited pressing will be individually numbered. A large 4-page booklet including photos, liner notes, and lyrics shall be inside. 

The track list is taken from the original 1997 CD release in Germany. Fitting, as this LP will be imported from the EU. There are 14 tracks, whereas the 1998 United States edition had 13. Songs fans stateside know, like "Everything I Own" and "I Drive Myself Crazy," are not included.

Track Listing

Side One:

1. Tearin' Up My Heart
2. You Got It
3. Sailing
4. Crazy For You
5. Riddle
6. For The Girl Who Has Everything
7. I Need Love

Side Two:
8. Giddy Up
9. Here We Go
10. Best Of My Life
11. More Than A Feeling
12. I Want You Back
13. Together Again
14. Forever Young

The 12" cover art is also taken from that original German release of the album, which is different from the 1998 US cover art American fans are used to:

Their debut is the second-ever *NSYNC album released on vinyl. Urban Outfitters exclusively pressed the *NYSNC Christmas album on vinyl in late 2017. 

You can pre-order the covetable LP on Elusive Disc for $29.99

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Britney Spears Will Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple This Summer

LiveNation has confirmed the New York City rumors that have been surrounding Britney Spears for several months. The company is her official live show promoter. 

Image: LiveNation

Image: LiveNation

Some said we were crazy, but we really didn't care - that's our prerogative. For the fans and press such as myself who read the signs that Britney Spears would hit up NYC this year, this is juicy validation. 

It may not turn out to be the New York City residency fans and the press speculated, but there's at least one NYC show coming this summer. It's Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 8pm.

She Gave Us A Sii-iii-iign... 

Image: Instagram

Image: Instagram

The first and biggest clue came in form of the November 10, 2017 "secret project" teaser photo posted across Britney's social media. The cute pic features Britney in overalls giving photographer/documentary filmmaker Peter Lindbergh a kiss on the cheek.

Fans still do not know what was being filmed or photographed by Mr. Lindbergh, but the main theory has been an ad campaign for a residency or a world tour. 

Screenshot: Instagram.com

Screenshot: Instagram.com

Due to the city-like set, and her apple emoji usage, many fans theorized Brit was planning a residency in New York City. She has fueled the speculation by using those apple emojis in the captions of her social media posts in the months since.

The sign in the background features Japanese writing that translates to "Piece of Me," which points to the show itself remaining largely the same as "Britney: Piece of Me" in Las Vegas.

Will There Be More Dates?

In Denmark, yes. In New York City? If we want more, Team B might give us more. Tours usually add second dates in big cities when the first date sells out fast. 

Image: Twitter

Image: Twitter

Matt Stopera lives in NYC and works in the entertainment industry there. His thoughts make a lot of sense - Britney could easily sell out a run of shows at a venue the size of Radio City Music Hall.

Image: Smukfest 

Image: Smukfest 

With a confirmed Smukfest Festival date coming this August, it's safe to say there are plans to take the show on the road beyond NYC.

Today there have been many rumors varying in believability, from big shows in Dublin to residency-sized venues in Pennsylvania. 

Over the past few months there have been many rumors about the UK, including people talking about the 02 in London. 

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Exclusive: "Get Free > Creep #TeamLana" Soft Tee

The DerekPlease.com Store has its first ever piece of clothing! 

DerekPlease.com Store

DerekPlease.com Store

You may have heard about Radiohead accusing Lana Del Rey of copying their song "Creep" with her song "Get Free." This fanmade t-shirt design celebrates the clearly superior song - "Get Free."

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The Fit: New Exclusive Britney Spears Shirt at Spencer's

All Photos: SpencersOnline.com

All Photos: SpencersOnline.com

Special thanks to Britney super fan Christopher Ryan for sharing this iconic find!

Special thanks to Britney super fan Christopher Ryan for sharing this iconic find!

The late 90s are all the rage right now, and nothing is more 1998-1999 than Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" era. From the recent Urban Outfitters exclusive "...Baby" vinyl to the new Hot Topic "...Baby" tee, O.G. Britney has never been more sought-after. 

Now Spencer's wants a piece of the pie! If you're not familiar with American shopping malls, Spencer's is basically the naughtier Hot Topic. The back of their store is NSFW, y'all. 

Fittingly, this edgy, officially licensed Britney Spears Collection tee features a screen printed, black and white cutout of Spears from her iconic "...Baby One More Time" US album cover. Like the Target, Urban Outfitters and Hot Topic exclusives before it, the shirt is a unisex design and is marketed using male models. Yahoo! Style recently quoted my thoughts on this inclusiveness: 

As the blog DerekPlease.com pointed out, what’s different about this shirt, along with versions sporting pics of late Mexican singer Selena, is that Target’s typical music fan offerings for men up until this point focused on male artists or rock bands.
— Sabrina Rojas Weiss at Yahoo! Style

The tee features a tagless design. Unlike Target's exclusive shirt, this is made of 100% cotton. The sizing variety is a bit narrow, with only adult sizes Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large available.

As of 12:30pm ET on 12/14/17, sizes Small and Extra Large are currently sold out. 

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