It’s my life: the rise of the pop-star scripted documentary

From Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber, more and more stars are working with film-makers to shape the stories of their lives. But the best films catch them with their guard down I would like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never been asked to be a part of, since 2009, wrote Taylor Swift of her public feud with Kanye West in a now-deleted Instagram post in 2016. Except, 15 minutes into the Swift-approved documentary West interrupting Swift on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards is like a slap across the face. For someone whos built their whole belief system on getting people to clap for you, the whole crowd booing is a pretty formative …

Billie Eilish Protests Body Shaming in Concert by Taking Off Her Shirt

At a concert in Miami on Monday, Billie Eilish surprised her fans with a spoken word interlude. The singer, for whom baggy clothes have become a calling card, took off her shirt and performed a monologue about sexism and body shaming. Fan videos from the Miami show captured Eilishs pre-recorded spoken word video, which the singer played on a large screen. Some fans shared the full text of Eilishs speech, which she began by murmuring, You have opinionsabout my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body. Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me, but I feel you watchingalwaysand nothing I …