This Week in Music: Colbie Caillat Likes You With Your Makeup Off and Your Hair Down

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Colbie Caillat’s new music video for the song “Try” is both sentimental and empowering.

“Try” is a ballad the Caillat co-wrote with Babyface over a year ago. The premise of the song is embracing natural beauty, and it features a medium tempo piano melody that will stay with you long after the song is over.

In the music video, several women in plain white tank tops mouth the words to the song as they reveal their make-up free faces.

Caillat also stips down to her bare face, even removing her hair extensions.

The real shocker for me was realizing that this gorgeous woman is actually bald.

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My God, I hope I look that good bald!

Of all the song’s lyrics, I love the last verse the most. “Take your make up off, let your hair down, take a breath, look into the mirror, at yourself, don’t you like you? Cause I like you,” Caillat sings as the piano melody begins winding down.

It’s refreshing to see some natural beauty every once in a while. So ladies, take a moment today to admire yourself in the mirror after removing your makeup.

Enjoy the music video here:

 

Amanda Bynes vs Rihanna Twitter Feud

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So I guess this is what happens when a child star retires at 26.

Amanda Bynes has hit rock bottom.

And she just won’t stop rolling downhill.

Between the head shaving, the dimple piercings, the nose job, the weight loss, and her recent bong-throwing arrest, it doesn’t look like its going to stop any time soon.

Twitter doesn’t seem to be helping either.

Just yesterday, Amanda wrote on Twitter:

@rihanna Chris Brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough

Wow.

Where did that come from?!

Before this tweet, she wrote, “@rihanna you look so ugly trying to be white.”

Unless I’ve been missing something, I don’t remember any communication between Amanda and Rihanna before these insane tweets.

So this was completely random.

Rihanna did not turn the other cheek on this one.

She tweeted: “ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?”

Amanda wrote back: “@rihanna unlike ur fugly faced self I don’t do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren’t pretty u know it!”

These tweets have been deleted from Amanda’s Twitter, but the power of screen capture has salvaged them.

The only logical explanation for Amanda’s seemingly random tweet to Rihanna could be the rumored romance between Drake and Rihanna a few years ago.

It’s still possible that she wants Drake to “murder her vagina.”

Amanda went way too far with this one. Implying that a person deserves to be beaten because of the way they look is very disrespectful.

Thankfully, Rihanna isn’t naive enough to believe Amanda’s comments.

Imagine if this tweet was sent to a girl with low self esteem issues. This could have driven her to commit suicide.

Amanda’s mental health is clearly not where it needs to be.

Someone needs to help this girl before things take a turn for the worst!

Dakota Fanning is “Letting It All Hang Out”

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Dakota Fanning is cast as Lilly Berger in the 2013 film Very Good Girls. Nude. Yes. You read correctly. I think there’s something contaminating the Hollywood air.

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Our sweet little Lorraine from Uptown girls has grown up, and she’s going to show the world what wonderful gifts puberty has bestowed upon her. Innocent Dakota Fanning is gone. There is no turning back from this one.

I suspected Dakota would be branching out to wilder roles after seeing The Runaways, where she starred alongside fellow actress Kristen Stewart as Cherie Currie. The movie contained various drugs, sex, homosexual, and masturbation scenes. Therefore, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise to many.

Very Good Girls is about two high school girls (Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen) who fall for the same guy right after making a pact to give up their V cards over the summer. How quaint. The rest of the cast includes Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Clark Gregg, Kiernan Shipka, and Peter Sarsgaard. The Hollywood Reporter’s Sundance Review comments that the Fanning and Olsen do not act like 21st century teens in the film. According to critic David Rooney, the film is sometimes predictable.

Interestingly, the film has no rating yet. I see an “R” in Dakota’s future.

Naomi Foner, screenwriter and director of the film states, “The film deals with female sexuality and friendship in a way we haven’t seen before. These girls will be stunning young women in a couple of years, but they’ve struggled through high school with only each other. Most of us have been there. This is the summer where they finally get to touch real life.”

I wonder if this is true of Dakota. Has she really been there?

It doesn’t look like Dakota jumped at the notion of doing the nude scene right away. In an interview from Huffington Post, Dakota said, “Yeah, well, I’ve never done that (a nude scene) before and I’m very newly allowed to do that. I was newly 18, so yeah, it was, it’s kind of a sensitive thing, but it’s a part of life.”

A part of life indeed. I do commend her for being comfortable enough with her body to be able to appear nude on the big screen. That takes a lot of self-love and self-esteem, something a lot of girls her age lack.

Are you prepared to see all of Dakota on the big screen, right before your eyes?