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The first wave of backlash arrived on Twitter, alongside heart-warming references to long-dead hip-hop mags of yore ("Drake dressed like something out the back pages of Word Up!") and big ups for "even finding Dada in 2013."
Then came the memes. There was home-run Drake:
... and a "Thriller" tribute:
Drake getting a roundhouse kick from The Heartbreak Kid:
And a Miguel at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards reference (extra points for pop culture cross-polination!)
Drake even came up with one himself, sharing a Photoshopped soccer edition of the #DrakeDada hashtag that was trending again by Sunday night.
But they kinda all pale in comparison to the winning meme. Oh, what we would give to be able to text you with a DrakeDada emoji ...
We're speechless, but we can't stop watching it
Awkward moment at last night's Billboard Music Awards
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'Arrested Development' promotional goodness takes a turn for the romantic
Scroll on and marvel as Michael waxes philosophic about a certain Segway-riding, anthropomorphic banana cartoon:
OK, actually Jason Bateman and Will Arnett were just brushing up on their adorability skills between promotional duties in New York on Thursday when they clutched paws and set off to share in the joys of the city streets together.
"Perfect weather for banana grabbing, lunch time in Times Square tomorrow," Bateman tweeted on Wednesday ahead of a visit to the Bluth's banana stand. "Arnett loves a good banana and nuts in the middle of the day."
Um, clearly. Just look at the expression on his face:
May 26, people. T minus nine ...
Spolier: wit wins again!
Now, George Takei is using his magical powers of awesomeness to respond.
Children, obey George Takei in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Colossians, 3:20.
Head over to Buzzfeed to see more great responses to "traditional" marriage supporters from our favorite USS Enterprise helmsman ...
Her costly image kerfuffle ...
A few days back, Rihanna stepped out wearing a shirt that featured a lady enjoying what can best be described as self-gratification. But it appears the chanteuse is a lot pickier when the face on the shirt belongs to her. The New York Post says she's suing British retail behemoth Topshop for $5 million for selling T-shirts emblazoned with her picture. Seems the company never got her permission.
According to an insider, RiRi's team has spent eight months trying to negotiate a settlement over image rights, but Topshop's parent company "offered her $5,000 and said they don't care." (The parent company is apparently the honey badger.)
Here's how the source breaks it down:
"Rihanna's management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, 'We do what we want.' They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, U.K. law does not protect the artist.
What is most offensive for Rihanna is that they basically told her, 'Go to hell. We don't care; we are going to continue selling you.' Topshop is now in the United States. They set up in Manhattan and Nordstrom, but they know better than to do this in the U.S. because they would get in trouble.
Even though the U.K. laws don't protect the artist, she has decided to move forward and sue Topshop. She has spent almost $1 million in litigation at this point. She says it's the principle, and wants to make a statement about it. They are taking advantage of artists. It is just exploitation. What they are doing is wrong."
Rihanna, who early last year enjoyed a five-hour spree at Topshop's flagship store, hired an international law firm to file suit in London, and the case is reportedly in the discovery phase.
A Topshop insider tells the paper that the issue began with a T-shirt from a "third-party supplier. We are aware it is the subject of litigation. … The amount of damages sought has not been articulated anywhere in the claimant's document."