Yuna busts out some slick dance moves, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new Instagram account and more
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Yuna releases her latest single 'Forevermore' with a stunning video shot entirely in Malaysia
The homegrown singer-songwriter celebrates her roots in the best way she knows—through song—and we are living for it. The first track to drop from her upcoming album, 'Forevermore' takes inspiration from the melody of 'syair' (a form of classical Malay poetry) and pays tribute to our beautiful country. The accompanying MV is stunning. Shot by Yuna's husband, Adam Sinclair, it showcases various locations across Kuala Lumpur and Perlis (her hometown) in a fantastical light. She even busts out some slick choreography by Karma Raines.
"'Forevermore' is a song that I wrote about growing up in a small town and coming from a small country and how that environment made me strive to be the best that I can be. I remember when I was younger, I couldn't wait to leave and see the world. Now that I'm in the position I'm in, I'm able to appreciate where I come from more now than ever," said Yuna.
READ MORE: Yuna on her Southeast Asian homecoming
The first thoughts on the final season of Game of Thrones are in
Winter is inching closer than ever. Before the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones hits HBO on 14 April, a select audience got to watch the first episode at the world premiere in New York City—graced by the stars in their best garbs and faces forward, of course. Some of those lucky viewers and the cast have been quick to share their thoughts and excitement on social media, and by the sounds of it, we won't be disappointed come show premiere day. Don't worry, no spoilers ahead.
Just watched @GameOfThrones season 8 premiere: Fantastic. So many reunions. Some epic sequences. Not just table setting for the rest of season. Major Stuff happens in deeply satisfying ways. More thoughts in next podcast. pic.twitter.com/XK5frMt9Hy— James Hibberd (@JamesHibberd) April 4, 2019
READ MORE: Emilia Clarke of GoT on the reality of fame
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have an official Instagram now... but not without some drama
ICYMI, you can now keep up with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Instagram at @sussexroyal, where they have been actively sharing some exclusive images and personal moments of their royal visits and appearances.
But the couple's Instagram debut was not without some drama. Evidently, the handle originally belonged to a West Sussex local named Kevin Keiley, who lamented that the handle change occurred without his knowledge or consent. He still owns @sussexroyal on Twitter, but has told BBC that he has no plans to return to Instagram until he "has a chat with them personally". We personally won't bank on that.
All I have ever asked is for an apology from Instagram. I continue to say I have nothing against Prince Harry or his family but that does not put people off the abuse— Kevin Keiley (@Sussexroyal) April 6, 2019
Queer Eye's Fab Five (minus Karamo) meets Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Capitol Hill
It was a meeting of queens, you guys. After Queer Eye's Bobby Berk told U.S. Democratic Party Rep. Alexanderia Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) via Twitter they were in town for the week, she soon extended an invitation for them to hit up her office.
Swing by our office!— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 2, 2019
We’ve barely had time to hang anything up, three of my staffers are expecting babies, and we’ve got a bach pad/warehouse type situation out here. SOS!
(The good news is that people are leaving a rainbow of positive post-its on our wall so that’s cute) https://t.co/vOHE6tHuMA
They also met Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Progressive Caucus leader Pramila Jayapal. The Fab Five wouldn't be the Fab Five if they were not spreading the message of love and opportunity, so of course they took the opportunity to chat with the politicians about the Equality Act. As Jonathan Van Ness shared in an earlier Instagram post: "There is currently no legal protection at the federal level for LGBTQ people in the United States. Learn about & Pass the #equalityact".