Grace Jones is at it again: during a recent interview with Bevy Smith/Bevelations on SiriusXM, the subject of Lady Gaga came up and Jones couldn’t help but take more digs while revealing more about their initial meeting with each other. “Gaga came to me, and I just could not find a soul. I come from Church… maybe that has something to do with it. I like to get to the soul of a person. I just didn’t feel a soul,” she said. When Smith mentioned that Gaga can’t hula-hoop while performing, Jones quipped, “I bet you [Gaga’s] rehearsing it right now.” But as Jones was condemning Gaga, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy was doing the exact opposite: he recently tweeted that she is so brilliant on the fifth season of the show that he’s already asked her to appear on the eventual sixth season.
If you have two hours to spare, Lou Stoppard sat down with Kanye West for SHOWStudios’ “In Camera”-interview series. West addressed myriad topics, including Kim Kardashian and their daughter North, his fashion line, his self-identification (“creative genius”), and his initially-a-joke-but-increasingly-serious goal to run for presidency. As for his music: Kanye mentions that the delay of his upcoming album, SWISH mostly stems from his inability to create music that has no purpose. Additionally, he ranks 2013’s Yeezus and 2008’s 808s and Heartbreak above his 2010, universally acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy because the latter was an “apology album” that wasn’t as groundbreaking at the former two.
In anticipation for the release of her upcoming album Divers, Pitchfork reports that Joanna Newsom will embark on a North American tour and screen the music video for the album’s title track in theaters across the United States (October 16-22) as well as the UK (October 27). The music video is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, as he did with the lead single, “Sapokanikan.” It marks their third collaboration together in two years (the first being his 2014 film, Inherent Vice).
The New York Times reports that Twitter unveiled a new feature called “Moments” a sort of smart version of “trending”-topics for articles, that will attempt to rein in the redundancy of different outlets reporting on the same thing:
Tap it and you’ll be taken to a half-dozen or so headlines pointing to the big events currently being discussed on Twitter, like ‘Missing ship believed sunk’ or ‘Clinton unveils guns proposal.’ Tap again on one of these headlines and you will open that ‘moment,’ which unfolds as a story told full-screen on a phone in a selection of tweets that have been arranged by a team of editors working for Twitter.
Though it is currently only available to users in the United States, the feature will eventually be rolled out to international users in the future.