AVICII, SWEDISH DJ AND EDM PIONEER, DEAD AT 28
‘IT IS WITH PROFOUND SORROW THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE LOSS OF [AVICII],’ HIS PUBLICIST SAID IN A STATEMENT
Avicii, the Swedish DJ behind hits like “Wake Me Up” and “Levels,” has died, his publicist confirmed on Friday (April 20). He was 28.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his publicist, Diana Baron, said in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
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‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’
New book by Amy Chozick chronicles Hillary Clinton’s campaign
(NEWSER) – New York Times reporter Amy Chozick has a new book on Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election, and one anecdote in particular from it was getting attention on Friday. It’s from election night, when Chozick writes in Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling that it finally became clear somebody had to break the news to Clinton that she was going to lose to Donald Trump. The task fell to “Robby Mook, the drained and deflated campaign manager,” per an excerpt in the Times. And when he finally did so, Clinton “didn’t seem all that surprised,” writes Chozick. Then the key Clinton quote: “‘I knew it. I knew this would happen to me,’ she said, now within a couple of inches of Mr. Mook’s ashen face. ‘They were never going to let me be president.'”
The Daily Beast has more on the book, including what would have been the “nut graf” of the Times story on a Clinton victory under the six-column headline “Madam President.” The paragraph would have begun, “No one in modern politics, male or female, has had to withstand more indignities, setbacks and cynicism.” And it would have ended: “But if she was guarded about her feelings and opinions, she believed it was in careful pursuit of a dream for generations of Americans: the election of the country’s first woman president.” Read more on this story…
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Rihanna accuses Snapchat of promoting domestic violence
Rihanna does not think much of Snapchat’s apology for an advertisement that appeared to mock her domestic violence incident with her former boyfriend, Chris Brown.
The ad, for a game called “Would You Rather?”, featured photos of the two singers and asked users if they would “rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown.”
Brown pleaded guilty in 2009 to assaulting Rihanna during an argument when they were dating.
The “Would You Rather” ad was removed earlier this week, and Snapchat released an apology.