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Gin and Topics: Kesha is No Longer a Hot Mess; She’s a PR Stud

By: Gini Dietrich | August 11, 2017 | 
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Gin and TopicsHappy Friday!

(Or Saturday, for those of you who receive this in your inbox.)

In just two short weeks, my little beanie finishes pre-school and is off to kindergarten.

I am dying! I know I keep talking about this—and I know lots of you have gone through this—but I’m traumatized.

She said to me last night, “Just think, ‘It’s OK. My beanie will still live with me.’ Be positive. It is going to be OK.”

Still. Dying.

(And then she followed up with, when she’s a big kid, she’s going to go on trips alone.)

Wahhhhhhhh!

But you know what I do have to look forward to?

Buddy the Elf telling me how many Fridays remain until Christmas.

Woo hoo!

I promise I won’t start counting down until after Labor Day, though.

Until then, I give you Gin and Topics.

Gin and Topics for Your Viewing Pleasure

This week’s videos are courtesy of Nancy Lyons, Liz Reusswig, Kate Nolan, Dwayne Alicie, and yours truly.

5. Amazing Grace. High school students sing “Amazing Grace” to a teacher battling cancer. And it is, well, amazing.

4. Camp Winnipesaukee. I absolutely love it when Justin Timberlake hangs out with Jimmy Fallon. I feel like they’re besties in real life. In this video, they are at camp, getting into trouble and singing camp songs. There are also special appearances by Keegan-Michael Key and Billy Crystal. The best part is when Justin loses it and covers his head with the blanket.

3. MasterChef Junior Junior with Gordon Ramsay. James Corden and Gordon Ramsay host MasterChef Junior Junior. No baby is too young to compete. No chef or comedian is too brave to eat. Who will win in the end?

2. Kesha’s Note to Self. Despite the fact that Kesha is a hot mess, this is extraordinarily powerful. I can imagine most of us could write letters like this to our 18-year-old selves (minus the whole celebrity and sold out crowds thing). It’s a good one for the entire family to watch, particularly if you have teenaged girls. Go on with your bad self, Kesha!

1. Carpool Karaoke with Will Smith. I’m sorry to have another James Corden video in here, but it’s Will Smith! I love it when he talks about how he had a record on the radio for the last 30 days of his senior year. Coolest. Dude. Ever. When you combine this with the Tiffany Haddish story about the swamp tour and, of course, his being the Fresh Prince, you can’t help but love him.

Contribute to Gin and Topics

Don’t forget…if you see a great video you think would be a contender for this series, send it to me!

The best place to send it is in our Slack community, but you can also email, text, private message, or carrier pigeon it to me.

Have a great weekend!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Join the Spin Sucks   community!

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    Why yes… that is the Spirit of Troy aka the USC Trojans’ marching band performing with Will Smith and James Corden. 🙂 #FightOn
    –Tony Gnau

  • When Dwayne sent the Kesha video I totally got chills. In a world where it’s become totally cool to be a hot mess, I’m crazy impressed with how she’s taken her struggles and turned it around to inspire her art (and create a killer launch). Super impressive.

    And since I was twelve Will Smith keeps giving me reason to want to marry him. We can call this video #424234234234524354323

  • MasterChef junior junior is hilarious. But Will Smith, well that’s another story. 😍

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