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Dean Blunt's Agit Rap

The New Yorker

It would be difficult to catalogue all of Dean Blunt's schemes since 2009, when he released his earliest avant-garde EPs as part of the duo Hype Williams. The fringe U.K. vocalist and producer has typically left bewildered fans on their own to make sense of the scattershot allusions, subversions, and red herrings that litter his work. In 2015, he published a book called "Cîroc Boyz," featuring scans of exorbitant night-club tabs collected from bars around the world; earlier that year, he sent an anonymous stand-in to accept a trophy in his place at the NME Awards; and, at his most recent New York concert, in March, he forced media guests to check in under aliases that they'd received with their ticket confirmations. These tactics are effective--obfuscation often attracts attention--but such campaigns beg for a worthy cause. Until now, Blunt may have been taking the piss, grinning into infamy.


Blunt couldn't say own name

FOX News

Speaking effortlessly has never been easy for Emily Blunt. "I got teased a lot, and to this day, I hate the unkindness in people and bullies," the "Girl on the Train" star shared of her childhood speech impediment. "I think whatever you have to overcome in life ultimately paves the way [for whom you become as an adult]." As Blunt, 37, revealed in the November issue of InStyle, she suffered from stuttering. And because the struggle to say "Emily" was so great, she would refer to herself as a name other than her own.


Emily Blunt calls Mary Poppins character 'creepy'

FOX News

Actress Emily Blunt arrives at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015. Emily Blunt had a blast portraying Mary Poppins, but she does admit the magical nanny is quite odd. The 35-year-old actress stopped by "The Late Show" on Thursday to discuss her latest role in "Mary Poppins Returns" with host Stephen Colbert. As they took a look at the upcoming Disney movie's poster, Blunt made a comment about how Mary Poppins had a twinkle in her eye and looked a "bit sinister." Emily Blunt Is Open to a'Devil Wears Prada' Sequel (Exclusive) "I always thought Mary Poppins seemed a little sinister," Colbert quipped with Blunt replying, "Well, I think she's creepy."


69 times James Blunt was laugh-out-loud funny on Twitter

Mashable

The title of "funniest British person on Twitter" is a hotly contested one. Obviously Danny Dyer has a very strong Twitter game, and rarely a day goes by when J.K. Rowling doesn't tweet something brilliant. But there's another contender who could give both of them a run for their money. With his unique mix of brutal self-deprecation, even more brutal comebacks, and gloriously filthy ripostes, James Blunt has a Twitter game that contrasts spectacularly with his gentle song lyrics. If you thought 2016 was bad - I'm releasing an album in 2017.


Emily Blunt and John Krasinski welcome a second baby girl

Los Angeles Times

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski celebrated the Fourth of July with big news: the family welcomed new baby girl Violet. The "13 Hours" star, 36, announced the newest addition to their family in a festive tweet Monday. The "Sicario" actress, 33, confirmed in January that she was expecting. She was pregnant during filming for the mystery thriller "The Girl on the Train," which is slated to release Oct. 7. The Hollywood duo got married in Italy in 2010, and they welcomed their first daughter, Hazel, in February 2014.