The curated ear: why delicate, decorative piercings are the new tattoos

Multiple piercings make a strong fashion statement, and are less of a commitment than getting inked. But do you know your antitragus from your conch? Conch, rook, helix, daith: these words wont mean anything to most people, but to an army of voguish women, they are immediately recognisable as the 2008 study found that nearly half of women in England aged 16-24 had piercings at sites other than the earlobe (this included sites elsewhere on the body). By comparison, a global piercing empire. In addition to two London outposts, Tash has studios in Rome, Dublin and Dubai, and her celebrity fans including Rihanna and Zo Kravitz (Rihanna has worn a diamond stud in her helix, and a ring in her …

Donald Trump is staging a 4th of July takeover

(CNN)The reality TV president wasn’t made for PBS and the Fourth of July will prove it yet again. And the biggest fireworks display anyone can remember. The regular fireworks launch point had to be moved to accommodate President Donald Trump’s new “Salute to America” event at the Lincoln Memorial. That, coupled with military flyovers, means DC airspace will be closed for more than two hours, when in normal years it isn’t closed at all.

30 Classic Paintings From Various Art Periods Digitally Recreated With Modern Celebrities

Artists from the old site called Worth1000 (now Design Crowd) gathered in a photoshop battle of Modern Renaissance. The idea is to capture the moment and recreate famous paintings of Renaissance but with a modern twist. That is, to digitally manipulate these paintings to have faces of 21st-century celebrities in them. From Rembrandt’s self-portraits to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, these Photoshop wizards tamper digitally with the best artworks in art history. And while some works are undoubtedly better than others, the result is very entertaining, nonetheless. More info: #2 Hugh Laurie This is a 1783 painting called Portrait of Alphonse Leroy painted by Jacques-Louis David. The main subject of this art piece is a doctor and man-midwife named Alphonse …

Ball, Winkleman and Feltz among top BBC earners

The stars’ salaries are published as part of the BBC’s Annual Report and covers the period from April 2018 to March 2019. BBC star salaries 2018-19: Who earned what? What else did we learn from the annual report? However, as usual the list is not a fair or complete reflection of what all celebrities at the BBC earn. Actors and some entertainment presenters who work for the corporation’s commercial arm BBC Studios are not included. As a result, the stars of some of the BBC’s biggest programmes – like Top Gear and Doctor Who – are absent from the list. In the past 12 months, Chris Evans has left for Virgin Radio, replaced by Zoe Ball. As a result, his …

#KimOhNo: Kim Kardashian West renames Kimono brand amid outcry

Reality TV star had drawn widespread criticism from critics accusing her of disrespecting Japanese culture Kim Kardashian West has confirmed she is renaming her new Kimono line of shapewear after widespread criticism over the brands name. Kardashian West, 38, drew accusations of cultural appropriation after she detailed plans for the brand last week. Critics said the name kimono disrespected Japanese culture and disregarded the significance behind the traditional outfit. On Monday Kardashian West announced on Twitter she was changing the name. She she would be in touch soon with a new brand name but did not say what that would be. She wrote: My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought …

How Stonewall felt to someone who was there | Edmund White

Fifty years ago, Edmund White witnessed the Stonewall riots. Here, he pays homage to the LGBT people of color, drag queens and tough kids of Harlem who paved the way to freedom I was at the Stonewall Riots 50 years ago, the beginning of the current gay rights movement. Not because I was a radical. Quite the contrary. As a middle-class white 29-year-old whod been in therapy for years trying to go straight, I was initially disturbed by seeing all these black and brown people resisting the police, of all things! I had at one time been a regular patron of this Greenwich Village bar, but in recent months the crowd had changed to kids mainly from Harlem, many in …

Zo Kravitz Ties The Knot WithKarl Glusman In Star-Studded Paris Wedding

Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman said their “I dos” on Saturday in a Paris wedding jam-packed with A-list guests. Elle reported. Other notable attendees spotted were Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Donald Glover, Eddie Redmayne and Denzel Washington.  in a secret ceremony, but the couple’s friends were given a chance to celebrate over the weekend. according to People. The home boasts eight bedrooms, massive French doors, a curved marble stairwell and an art collection featuring work by Andy Warhol. in an inteview published earlier this month how she met her husband-to-be, noting that “it wasn’t on an app and that it wasn’t on a movie set.” The two have been dating since 2016. Rolling Stone interview that she was engaged. Though …

Dear Hollywood: a live reading of the Mueller report will not defeat Trump| Hamilton Nolan

Americans are always looking for saviors to solve our problems. But leaders dont produce movements movements produce leaders. With all due respect, Mr Lithgow: step aside Celebrities wont save us. I say this with regret. Everything would be much simpler if they would. It would make the resistance much more straightforward. We could stop all the tedious work and coast to victory on pure star power. Think of the time we would not have to spend in organizing meetings. Alas. A celebrity-studded 10-act, 18-actor spectacle of Alfre Woodard and Zachary Quinto and Piper Perabo sitting at bunting-strewn tables on stage at Riverside church, intoning with great passion various excerpts of a lengthy document produced by the special counsel, will not, …

Robert Blake Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Emmy-award winning actor Robert Blake. Father: James Gubitosi Mother: Elizabeth Gubitosi Marriages: Pamela Hudak (March 2017-December 7, 2018, divorced); Bonny Lee Bakley (November 15, 2000-May 4, 2001, her death); Sondra Kerry (November 25, 1961-September 12, 1983, divorced) Children: with Bonny Lee Bakley: Rose, June 2000; with Sondra Kerry: Delinah, August 1966; Noah, February 1965 Military: US Army Other Facts:American actor best known for his Emmy winning role in the 1970s TV program “Baretta.” Won acclaim for his portrayal of murderer Perry King in the movie “In Cold Blood,” based on the book by Truman Capote. He played Mickey in the “Our Gang” comedies in the 1930s and 1940s. Nominated for four Emmy …

Trying to keep up with the Kardashians is returning women to the Victorian era | Marie Le Conte

Todays socialites promote an ideal of beauty that belongs to another time, says French journalist Marie Le Conte Kim Kardashian West is perched on a chair. Shes not quite sitting; instead, shes pushing her hands into the armrests then leaning against the cushion. Her figure is grotesque: above her generous hips rests an already small waist, tightened beyond belief thanks to a The video the quote is from was posted on 7 May, and has been watched more than 21m times since then. Perhaps she was right not to sit; a few weeks later, actor Elle Fanning attended a dinner at Cannes posted a picture of her nails on Instagram. They were tie-dye, presumably acrylics, and absurdly long. How long …

Emma Gonzlez Slams Madonna For ‘God Control’ Video Depicting Gun Violence

Madonna’s latest gun violence. Emma González, who has become an outspoken anti-gun activist after surviving last year’s shooting at her Parkland, Florida, high school, branded the video as “horrible,” “fucked up” and “triggering” for survivors like her “This is NOT the correct way to talk about gun violence, unlike how many fans have been exclaiming — people who have been working in the GVP [gun violence prevention] community know how to talk about gun violence, not most celebrities,” she said. González is  In her tweet, González also noted that the video’s release on Wednesday came just days after the anniversary of the June 12, 2016, shooting at Orlando’s killed 49 people. “As a survivor of gun violence, it was really …

Why cultures queerbaiting leaves me cold

From Taylor Swifts new video to M&S sandwiches everyone is capitalising on Pride. Is it cause for concern? When Taylor Swift released her video for news site the Onion that delivered the funniest and most poignant response: Taylor Swift Inspires Teen To Come Out As Straight Woman Needing To Be At Center Of Gay Rights Narrative. The video, directed by Drew Kirsch and Swift herself, was designed to make a statement: it sees the musician parade around a campsite with a bunch of celebrity LGBTQ+ friends. Theres a same-sex wedding, a drag pageant and a food fight a parade of out and proud behaviour provoking the videos redneck protesters who hold placards with slogans such as Adam and Eve not …

Tori Spelling’s Son Asked If He Was ‘Obese’ After Getting Body-Shamed By Online Trolls! – Perez Hilton

Dean McDermott reveals how his 12-year-old son, Liam, reacted after getting body-shamed by online trolls. In This week, on his Daddy Issues podcast with Nicky Paris and Adam Hunter, the former Chopped Canada host opened up about how the negative comments affected Liam. The 52-year-old dished: “Liam picked it up… He said, ‘Dad, am I obese?’ I said, ‘Look buddy — there’s some sick people in the world… and they need to say bad things about people.’” He also told the young man: “‘Think about it, son. You have a busy life. You have school, you got sports. Do you think you have time to go on Instagram, scroll through the people that you’re following, and make a negative comment about somebody?’ …

Hold Up… Shay Mitchell Is Pregnant?! Betches

Right up there with rushed surprise engagements, my second favorite celebrity trend of the past two years is surprise celebrity pregnancies. It seems like just yesterday when we all learned for sure that Kylie Jenner was pregnant after she had already given birth to her daughter Stormi. And when we found out that Khloé Kardashian was pregnant with True, like, months into her pregnancy. Now, the latest celebrity to announce her pregnancy is Shay Mitchell, star of Pretty Little Liars and You. Full disclosure, I don’t keep tabs on Shay Mitchell. I was just never a big Pretty Little Liars fan. So I could say that we didn’t see this pregnancy coming, but I am not sure if that’s entirely accurate. Then again, I do …

How it feels to play your first Glastonbury

Supporting Circa Waves, playing alongside Young Blood and doing a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 are among the highlights, but Ed reckons Glastonbury will top it all. “I am so excited to be playing. Even if no-one turns up it’s going to be amazing for me.” Skip Youtube post by Ed The Dog Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report Report End of Youtube post by Lauran Hibberd Image Copyright Lauran Hibberd Lauran Hibberd There is one nightmare situation for a band making their festival debut. Being on at the same time as a big name. Nobody wants to go up against Kylie, right? “We clash with Hosier I think, which I’m slightly worried about but not too …