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Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt

American actress and singer Jennifer Love Hewitt has released four studio albums, a compilation album, seven music videos, and thirteen singles, as well as five promotional singles. She released her debut studio album, Love Songs, under the name "Love Hewitt" in March 1992; it included three singles: "Dancing Queen", "What's It Gonna Take", and "Please Save Us the World". Hewitt received attention for her performance in the family drama Party of Five. During this success, she signed with Atlantic and released two studio albums: Let's Go Bang in September 1995 and a self-titled album in September 1996. Hewitt recorded the single "How Do I Deal" for the soundtrack of the 1998 slasher film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, in which she had a starring role. The song reached number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as number 8 on the Australian songs chart and number 5 on the New Zealand songs chart. It received a gold certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association and is the best-selling song of her career. (Full list...)

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The Absinthe Drinker

The Absinthe Drinker is a painting by Édouard Manet, dating to around 1859 and considered to be his first major painting. It is a full-length portrait of an alcoholic who frequented the area around the Louvre in Paris. The subject, painted in mostly brown, grey and black tones, wears a black top hat and a brown cloak, leaning on a ledge with the empty bottle discarded by his feet. Manet later added a half-full glass of absinthe on the ledge.

The Absinthe Drinker was the first work that Manet submitted to the Paris Salon in 1859. It was rejected with only Eugène Delacroix voting in its favour. Part of the reason for its rejection may be its subject; absinthe was considered morally degenerate, and this was one of the earliest depictions of absinthe in art. According to art historian Charles F. Stuckey, the painting presented in 1859 may have been significantly different and inferior to the current version. The painting is now in the collection at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen.

Painting credit: Édouard Manet

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