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Chrissy Teigen Made Fun of John Legend’s Remake of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

While making an appearance on the Kelly Clarkson show, model Chrissy Teigen talked about John Legend’s recent remake of the classic Christmas song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” which was a duet he performed with, none other than, Kelly Clarkson!

It seems that Legend’s voice coaches decided to update the song by removing the controversial lyrics, making it more appealing to the younger Me Too movement generation. What they were not ready for, the backlash was actually quite intense, telling Teigen “they ruined Christmas”.

Clarkson, 37, said people were so mad and Legend had no idea when the Me Too movement pulled the song from any radio stations like a lot of stations do during Christmas.

She added that she loves the original song that John and Clarkson recorded as a duet It seems that the duet got backlash so they decided to give up on the original and recorded a different version that apparently killed Christmas!

During Teigen’s conversation with Clarkson, she criticized people’s various comments, especially from Sharon Osborne. She basically said that Sharon assumed you guys burned them in the backyard and can never listen to them again. She sarcastically added, something about creepy songs and Christmas??

The Argument Against Re-Writing Songs

During the debut of the newly “rewritten” song, Osborne slammed Legend and Clarkson saying that no one should re-record a song just because they find it offensive. She added, what if 40 years from now, someone rewrote one of Legend’s songs because someone found it offensive?

Paraphrasing, she equated it to masterpieces in museums that are nude statues all around the world and millions of people visit each and every year. Would it be OK if she just decided to draw a bikini top on one of those nudes? It’s still a classic form of art.

Osborne said that she loves John Legend, he’s an amazing artist that she respects so why do this? It’s just not right.

To update any who do not know, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was an Academy Award-winning song written by Frank Loesser in 1944. It gained recognition in 1949 when it was performed in the film “Neptune’s Daughter”.

It really was never considered a Christmas song, but a winter song. The song has been sung by many artists including Rod Stewart, Dolly Parton, Idina Menzel, and Michael Buble.

Another issued that has risen more than a few eyebrows, this song is copyrighted and owned by someone. Legally, no one has the right to change any part of the song.

To date, the song has been taken off the radio playlist after all the criticism floating around the original as well as Legend and Clarkson rather strange new lyrics.

Someone I met said that in their personal opinion, you do not have to listen to a song you find offensive but you have no right to alter a song and make it your own. For more than 50 years, there have been television shows and movies that people would demand the entertainment industry get rid of saying this one or that one has had a bad effect on “my child”.

Well, mom and/or dad, change the station or don’t take them to that particular movie. You are the parents, you cannot expect the entertainment industry to bring up your kids. The same should be said about lyrics to any number of songs, no one is forcing you to listen to them nor do you have the right to take it away from others.

I really can’t argue with that…

While making an appearance on the Kelly Clarkson show, model Chrissy Teigen talked about John Legend’s recent remake of the classic Christmas song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” which was a duet he performed with, none other than, Kelly...

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Celebrity Kids You Didn’t Realize Are All Grown Up Now

Whenever celebrities welcome a child into the world, everyone is always dying to see how similar the newborn looks to the famous parents, buzzing to know which name was chosen, and curious to find out whether or not the legacy of fame will be carried on. Well, these celebrities’ kids are all grown up – are you ready to find out what they’re up to nowadays?!

Maya Hawke

The daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan HawkeMaya Ray Thurman Hawke, was born on July 8th, 1998. We may remember her as the bright-eyed little daughter of the acting powerhouse pair, but little Maya in fact recently celebrated her 21st birthday.

In classic celebrity-couple fashion, Maya’s parents met on the set of a movie they both worked on – Gattaca. They married in May 1998, only a few months before Uma gave birth to her daughter. The pair split up three years later.

See the stars of tomorrow, today:

Whenever celebrities welcome a child into the world, everyone is always dying to see how similar the newborn looks to the famous parents, buzzing to know which name was chosen, and curious to find out whether or not the legacy of fame will be carried...

Fashion Lifestyle

Learn How to Sell Your Used Clothes Online or Host a Clothing Swap

While you are purchasing in quality garments, you might want to consider buying cheaper fashions by shopping secondhand or offer clothing you no longer want and make money by selling them! If you get in the practice of taking care of your clothes, you can pass them on to other people who will fall in love with them.

Here’s some advice for hosting a successful clothing swap:

Selling:

If you have high-quality clothes, you might want to sell them or get on sites that are now set up for people to sell clothing they no longer want such as Buffalo Exchange or Square Space just to name two.

Swapping:

Invite a crew, create a playlist, provide snacks, and get ready to clean out your closet. Presenting a clothing swap is one of the best ways to get rid of clothing you are not going to ever wear again. You will help stop the avalanche of clothing ending up in landfills, harming the environment.

According to the McKinsey Report, consumers have purchased over 60% more clothes in 2014 than in 2000. Over the past 20 years, the fashion industry has produced far too many clothes that are cheaper but consumers will only wear for a brief period of time before tossing them out. These clothes are the fastest growing items of waste that are filling up our landfills.

Keep Your Standards High –

You want people to buy items they’d be happy to give as gifts to friends and family. Make sure your clothes are not stained or ripped. Check over your clothes before offering them for sale or swapping.

Organize Your Clothes –

Organize your clothing in categories such as tops, pants, dresses, size, and shoes. This would only work if you have enough items to do so, otherwise, it could be overkill.

Create An Appealing Display –

Provide racks or tables so potential buyers or swappers can go through the items easily. If limited, you can also use the floor or your sofa.

Plan For Consumers Wanting To Try Items On –

Make sure they have a place to try items on such as a bedroom or bathroom as a changing room. Have a full-length mirror for them to view the outfit.

Have A Give-Back Plan –

If friends have contributed to the clothing swap, be prepared to give them back. Any items that are left behind, find organizations that will take in donations.

While you are purchasing in quality garments, you might want to consider buying cheaper fashions by shopping secondhand or offer clothing you no longer want and make money by selling them! If you get in the practice of taking care of your clothes, you can...

Galleries

These Vintage Toys Are Now Worth A Fortune

Of course, our old action toys, board games, and card collections have sentimental value. But as time goes by and these items become rarer, they also gain some impressive monetary value. That’s right, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane, dust off that old box of games in the basement, because your favorite childhood toy may now be worth a fortune! 

Easy-Bake Oven

Every kid in town had an Easy-Bake Oven in the ’60s and ’70s. Nothing represented the American Dream and the lifestyle of real-life 60’s housewives like this toy. If you desperately wanted to buy one too, all you had to do was work the lemonade stand for a day or two, as it only cost $11.

Nowadays, the price for an Easy-Bake Oven is just as high as the price of an actual oven! This ‘National Toy Hall of Fame’ award recipient retails for as high as $4,000!

Check if you have a priceless toy locked away:

Of course, our old action toys, board games, and card collections have sentimental value. But as time goes by and these items become rarer, they also gain some impressive monetary value. That’s right, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane...

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Celebrities Who Married Their High School & College Sweethearts

Ah, to be young and in love. We all remember our first high school romance or that college relationship we thought would last forever. For some celebrities, the dream became a reality, when they married their high school or college sweetheart.

Jon Bon Jovi & Dorothea Hurley

It may break your heart to learn that Jon Bon Jovi has, in fact, has been married for most of his career.

The suave rocker married his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley in a secret trip during his Jersey Syndicate Tour in 1989.

Read on to find out which famous couples started off as classmates!

Ah, to be young and in love. We all remember our first high school romance or that college relationship we thought would last forever. For some celebrities, the dream became a reality, when they married their high school or college sweetheart.
Jon Bon Jovi...