Tag: Celebrities

Unbuttoned: Rihanna and LVMH Make a Deal and, Possibly, History

Is Rihanna the Coco Chanel of the 21st century? Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH, the parent company of Dior, Givenchy and Fendi, apparently thinks so. It is in the midst of a deal to back her in a fashion brand, making her the first female designer of color at the largest luxury conglomerate in the […]

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Wait —: Wait — Is Qai Qai America’s Most Important Doll?

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. See last week’s inaugural edition and sign up here to receive it in your inbox going forward. One spring evening in 1901, a doctor in Massachusetts laid a tuberculosis-stricken man on a […]

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Mason Lowe Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Getty Mason Lowe pictured in Kansas in February 2017. Professional bull rider Mason Lowe has tragically died in Denver after suffering injuries during the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo. He was 25 years old. Lowe’s passing was announced in a statement from Professional Bull Rider CEO Sean Gleason. Gleason wrote, “We are deeply saddened […]

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Ben Simmons Girlfriend: Latest Photos & Updates With Kendall Jenner

Getty Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers. Ben Simmons, point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been linked to supermodel Kendall Jenner since June of last year. Jenner’s high-profile status in the fashion world, as well as the constant attention she and her famous Kardashian-Jenner family receive, have kept their relationship well-documented by the […]

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Wrestler Andrew Johnson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

YouTube screenshot A white New Jersey high school wrestling referee with a history of racist commentary told a young black wrestler that if he did not cut off his dreadlocks, he’d lose the match. A gym-full of teammates, coaches, competitors, and spectators were all zeroed in on the boy who had 90 seconds to decide […]

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This Weekend Toxic Men, Once Again, Coerced Women

This weekend Offset stormed the stage at Cardi B’s headlining set at Rolling Loud Music Festival to beg for forgiveness and reconciliation, and Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas Markle, went on national television in Britain to complain about being “ghosted” by his daughter. The conversation around toxic masculinity has blown up on the internet, yet again, […]

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The Shift: How YouTube’s Year-in-Review ‘Rewind’ Video Set Off a Civil War

You might guess that a surefire way to make a hit video on YouTube would be to gather a bunch of YouTube megastars, film them riffing on some of the year’s most popular YouTube themes and release it as a year-in-review spectacular. You would be wrong. YouTube tested that theory this week, releasing its annual […]

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MeToo and Its Challenges

Perhaps you’ve been there, too. Quietly watched one more survivor come forward, seen one more perpetrator publicly held accountable. Perhaps you breathed a sigh of relief that this type of crime is receiving the attention it deserves. Perhaps you felt vindicated, even if only a tiny bit. Or maybe you were furious. At first you […]

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Pete Davidson and Ariana Are Showing Us How to Talk About Online Harassment

Ariana Grande responded Tuesday morning to her former fiance Pete Davidson’s Instagram post where he implied that her fans have been harassing him and encouraging him to kill himself. The couple’s breakup inspired Grande’s overnight hit song and viral music video “Thank U, Next,” an anthem that promotes self-love and appreciation for former partners. But […]

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Brett Favre and Soulja Boy Unwittingly Record Videos With Coded Anti-Semitism

Brett Favre, the former N.F.L. quarterback, has developed a focus on veterans in his life after football: He spoke at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games this year, and he recently teamed up with a group that trains shelter dogs and places them with veterans struggling with post-combat stress and anxiety. So when he received a […]

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Neil Young and Miley Cyrus Among Celebrities Who Lost Homes in California Wildfires

Wildfires don’t care about wealth or status. Take the Woolsey Fire in Southern California. Over the past few days, that inferno has killed two people, forced mass evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, affecting thousands of residents, including the many celebrities who live in wealthy enclaves west of Los Angeles. There, the fire has already […]

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Kendall Jenner Attends #RevolveAwards in Vegas as Calif. Wildfires Threaten Family Members’ Homes

Kendall Jenner hit the carpet at the 2nd annual #REVOLVEAwards to accept the Icon of the Year Award Friday night at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas amid news of the devastating California wildfires. Kendall wore a strapless black dress to accept her honor just one day after making her grand return to the Victoria’s […]

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The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces

The spouses arriving for the Wednesday afternoon caregivers’ class at the Penn Memory Center in Philadelphia had something on their minds even before Alison Lynn, the social worker leading the session, could start the conversation. A few days before, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had released a letter announcing that she’d been diagnosed […]

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Alec Baldwin Arrested for Being Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is an infamous hothead with a history of making headlines for aggressive altercations, some of them violent. In keeping with that persona, the Trump impersonator was arrested in New York on Friday over a parking spot dispute that allegedly involved his punching a man. Per NBC, which cited law-enforcement sources, “Baldwin punched the […]

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