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Ever Wondered About Jason Derulo’s Dong In His Skin Tight 'Cats' Suit?

Neither did we.

Jason Derulo just will not shut the f*ck up about his bulge. 

In fairness, it’s well and truly brought his name back into the spotlight, because if you’d asked me what he was up to before this whole photoshopped dick saga, I wouldn’t have had a clue.

To recap: Jason Derulo posted a picture of himself in Bali that left nothing to the imagination. Then he furiously denied it was photoshopped. Then he decided to tell the world that he had half a chub in the picture for some reason. Then Instagram removed the picture for violating their policies. Then Derulo said that taking down the picture was discrimination

And now? He’s telling us all about how they had to CGI out his dong in Cats

In an interview with Andy Cohen, Derulo was asked about the fact that everybody starring in Cats was wearing a lycra bodysuit and not much else.

“You’re in tights in Cats, which makes me think maybe they…” 

Before the interviewer could even finish, Jason did it for him. “CGI’d the dick out.”

“125 percent. I literally, I could see it in the trailer.”

And if that wasn’t enough information for you, he’s also spoken about the, ahem, very visual problems of working in a bodysuit.

“It was interesting ‘cause we had to wear these—they were like spandex, you know? So, it was, like, very tight, you know? So, it was bulging everywhere. Bulges everywhere and balls everywhere and everything you could possibly imagine.”

Not that I particularly wanted to imagine the situation in the first place, but one viral picture and a movie shot in lycra later, here we are.
I’m beginning to accept that I’ll be doomed to hear about Jason Derulo’s bulge for the rest of my life. We’ll be seeing it everywhere except for Cats, so my thanks to the power of CGI.

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The Rock Fangirling Over Sonic Is The Crossover I Didn’t Know I Needed

"Life can be so damn wildly unpredictable and surreal at times."

There are few people in this world quite as wholesome as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and despite reaching massive levels of superstardom, he’s always seemed like a relatable dude. Case in point, fangirling over Sonic the Hedgehog referencing him.

The second trailer for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie dropped a couple of days ago. In one particular scene, Sonic comes to our planet and crash-lands before asking: “Where am I? What year is it? Is ‘The Rock’ president?”

Whilst the answer to that question is yeah, we wish Sonic, The Rock himself seemed really pleased with the shout out.

“So crazy I used to love playing Sonic in college. Many moons later this… Life can be so damn wildly unpredictable and surreal at times.”

Credit: @TheRock

It might seem like a pipe dream, but The Rock has actually spoken about about running for president before. It would make as much sense as Trump being elected, and a poll actually showed that if it came down to Trump vs. Johnson, The Rock would win 42/37.

It might be a few years yet before he puts his hand up, though. Speaking to Rolling Stone, he said “I have the utmost respect for our country and that position, and I’m not delusioned in any way to think, ‘Oh, absolutely, if Trump can do it, I can do it, and I’ll see you in 20-whatever, get ready.’ Not at all.”

If you ask me, it’s just another reason to join The Rock go and live in whichever weird version of Earth that Sonic is living in. I mean, it’s a far less terrifying place now that redesigned Sonic doesn’t have human teeth and tiny eyes. 

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Why It Took 25 Years For Mariah Carey's Christmas Banger To Hit Number One

Make her wish come true.

After 25 years of being the soundtrack to everybody’s Christmas, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You has hit the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 – the first holiday track to take the position since “The Chipmunk Song” in 1958-59. Frankly it deserved to be there from the day it was dropped in 1994, so why did it take so long?

Listen to the GOAT team go deep trying to answer this question on the latest episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

When the song was first released, it wasn’t a commercially-available single and therefore was ineligible to chart according to the rules that were in place at the time. It did manage to reach number 12 on the Radio Songs chart that year, so it’s not like it was totally ignored, either. 

Since then, rules have had to change. The way we listen to music these days is just a tad different from the way we listened to music in 1994, after all. In 1998, the rule banning noncommercial singles was lifted, and All I Want For Christmas Is You hit the Top 100 for the first time. It spent a week at 83 in January, 2000.

In 2012, streaming was added as a criteria to consider when assessing the Top 100, and older songs were allowed to be counted if they made a comeback for whatever reason – for example, Christmas. Ever since then, All I Want For Christmas Is You has hit the Top 100 every single year.

In 2017 it entered the top 10 for the first time and hit number nine on the chart. In 2018 it hit number three, before finally taking the crown this year. 

While this is obviously a pretty amazing achievement for Mariah, she’s sitting on the cusp of some even bigger ones. 

All I Want for Christmas Is You is Mariah’s 19th number one hit. The only artists with more number one songs than her are the Beatles – who have 20 – so she’s right on the cusp of equalling their record.

This number one also means that Mariah has had a number 1 in the ‘90s, ‘00s, and ‘10s. Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Usher also Nobody has ever had a number one in four decades, so if All I Want For Christmas Is You can cling on until January, Mariah will be the first person to have a number one in four different decades.

So pop it on, sing all of the words (because I know you know them all), and all hail our new Queen, Mariah Carey.

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