Buzz Bites (4/10/13): Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace Opens Up About ‘My First Year As A Woman’ In Cosmopolitan

Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! writes My First Year As A Woman for Cosmo; Adele, Alicia Keys + Rita Ora each cover Elle's May issue + Thom Yorke gives teen relationship advice in today's Buzz Bites.

Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace in December with Joan Smalls from MTV’s “House Of Style.”

+ The May 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan features Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace sharing an intimate account of her first year as a woman. In December 2012, Laura Jane opened up about her transition and her new sense of fashion on  MTV’s “House Of Style” (watch the episode below). In her May Cosmopolitan feature, she writes about breaking the news, transitioning, performing (her voice remains unchanged), her daughter, and more. Laura’s wife Heather also opens up about their relationship. (Cosmopolitan)

+ Adele, Alicia Keys, and Rita Ora each individually appear on the rotating cover for the May edition of ELLE, which is their “Women In Music” issue. Adele also receives a tribute in the mag from fellow musicians Katy Perry, Britney Spears, John Mayer, and Barbra Streisand. (Billboard)

+ Watch Radiohead collaborators Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich answer fan questions about relationships for Rookie’s “Ask A Grown Man” series. One choice response, “If you have a crush on him… how about just write him a note?… Or throw him against the wall sometime,” advises Yorke. Works every time! (Rolling Stone)

+ Justin Timberlake stopped by the White House yesterday to participate in “Soulsville USA: The History of Memphis Soul.” Justin and fellow workshop musicians Ben Harper, Mavis Staples, and others also performed. Their “In Performance At The White House” will air April 16 on PBS. (E!)

+ Snoop Lion has teamed with MTV and Jewelry For A Cause to help cut down on gun violence by creating limited edition “MTV x Caliber” bracelets made from the steel of illegal guns. Proceeds from the jewelry will benefit Newark Police Department to help fund future gun buyback amnesty programs. (MTV News)

+ Speaking of Snoop Lion, or Snoop Dogg aka “Nemo Hoes,” check out his latest GGN YouTube show (NSFW) where he interviews Azealia Banks. They bonded over Twitter trolls, giggles, and a shared interest in a certain illegal activity *cough*. (Rap-Up)

House of Style Episode 12: Laura Jane Grace
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