The Internet Does Not Believe You’re Pregnant

In late February of the year 1456, an apprentice named John Helton was drawn, hanged, and quartered for spreading the claim that Edward of Westminster was not Queen Margaret’s son. Queen Margaret, the rumor went, had faked her pregnancy, so the 2-year-old posing as the Prince of Wales must be either a random nonroyal toddler or a changeling. More than half a millennium later, conspiracy theorists are still preoccupied with the wombs of royal women. Now, the supposed pretender to the pregnancy is Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. Anti-Markle internet sleuths, who call themselves #Megxiteers, have stared at pictures of the expecting duchess so long and hard that they’ve become convinced her baby bump is a prosthetic called a Moonbump—and …

Donald Glover, Adidas, Nike, and the Fight for Cool

Recently, in a group chat, I expressed excitement over an unlikely piece of work: a new short film from Adidas. The sportswear corporation, which now also counts Beyoncé as a "creative partner," had teamed up with Donald Glover to make a series of vignettes featuring him and the actress Mo'Nique trading comic tête-à-têtes. Directed by longtime collaborator Ibra Ake, the film embodies Glover's typical patchwork: It's wonky, narratively indeterminate, and crammed with wit and the occasional inside joke. Jason Parham Ramy Is an Essential Voice for Millennial TV Jason Parham Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Already Encapsulates 2019 Jason Parham When Black Horror Consumes Us The film, of course, wasn't just creativity for creativity's sake; it is essentially one …

30 People Share The Most Surreal Encounter They Had With Someone Famous

We are so used to seeing celebrities on the screen, that sometimes we forget that they are real people. So the experience of meeting somebody famous and getting a glimpse of who they really are can be quite chilling. Sometimes even surreal. Michael Segalov took to Twitter to find out if he’s the only who had surreal encounters with celebrities. Turns out he isn’t. His tweet went viral and people began sharing their own thrilling experiences. Scroll below to read them! #2 #4 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30

Harvey Weinstein trial should be public, news organizations argue

Defense and prosecution seek to hearing behind closed doors but media to tell judge there is no rational basis for secrecy News organizations are fighting to open Harvey Weinsteins next court appearance to the public, after both prosecutors and defense attorneys asked for it to be held behind closed doors. At a hearing set for Friday, ahead of the disgraced movie moguls trial in New York on rape and sexual assault charges, the sides will argue over whether some of the many women who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault besides the ones involved in the criminal charges will be allowed to testify at his June trial. But prosecutors and defense attorneys have both asked the judge to shut out …

Anti-vaxxers are taking populism to a new, deadly level | Gaby Hinsliff

A distrust of elites and expertise is now becoming a public health crisis, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff The two men rode into the village on a motorbike, eyewitnesses said, and opened fire. They left one woman dead and another injured, and a trail of fear in their wake. Both women were vaccination workers trying to repeatedly been attacked amid rumours, gather intelligence. In Nigeria, too, the extremist group Boko Haram has murdered vaccination workers, attempting to frighten families out of having their babies protected. British parents dont know how lucky we are, with our nice, safe NHS surgeries and our children who have the vast unfathomable luck to be born right here and now: winners of the historical lottery, …

Couple Thinks They Adopted A Mini-Pig, Keeps Her As A Pet Even After It Grows To Be 650 Lbs

Esther not only changed their lives but their lifestyle choices. When they realized how intelligent and friendly Esther was (pigs are as smart as dogs, and considered by many to be even cleaner animals), they couldn’t stomach the idea that they were eating other pigs that were just as smart and friendly as their pet, and became vegans. The couple motivated to help more animals, and in need of more space opened up their own animal sanctuary on a farm. Jenkins and Walters aren’t the only ones infatuated with their big baby, Esther has a 516k followers on Instagram and was named animal influencer of the year at last years 13th annual Libby Awards – which recognizes brands, celebrities, and …

I Actually Believe In Day And Night Creams NowHeres Why Betches

As someone who reads and writes about skincare on a daily basis, I find myself hitting something I call “skincare fatigue.” Just when I’d mastered toner (kind of), I start hearing about serums, retinol creams, and whatever the f*ck an “essence” is. Thankfully, the concept of day cream vs. night cream isn’t new to me—but actually using a different moisturizer for morning and evening is. I’d always kind of figured that “needing” two different moisturizers was just a way for companies to sell you more products. But three weeks in to my new regime, I’m sold. Here’s why. Day Cream Protects; Night Cream Repairs Day cream, I learned, has one major job: to protect your face from the sun, so …

Avengers: Endgame may well be brilliant but the pressure to say so isnt | Catherine Shoard

Critics are now routinely monstered if they express the wrong view of a film, says Guardian film editor Catherine Shoard In search of the new Nol Coward? You should probably give a wide berth to the Twitter mentions of critics sceptical about Avengers: Endgame. Eat dirt and die, trash! is typical almost universal five-star reviews, including outstandingly incompetent and told a Canadian reviewer ambivalent about the new Avengers. If something is better than all your filthy criticism, you better retire and kiss the feet of the @Russo_Brothers [the directors] that his job was bigger than your whole life in that environment bastard! You cant blame the studios for leveraging such passion. Marketing a movie as a love letter to the …

Lady GaGa Reportedly Had To Tell Former Fianc Christian Carino ‘Not To Contact Her’ After Their Breakup! – Perez Hilton

An Us Weekly source revealed the Oscar winner has been “hounded” by her former fiancé in the months since she called off their engagement, claiming the talent agent had trouble letting their relationship go. Photos: GaGa & More Celebs With Big TATTOO Energy! “She’s been hounded by Christian. She told him not to contact her.” As we reported, fans noticed that the couple, who started dating in February 2017 and secretly got engaged that summer, may have been on the rocks when the 33-year-old attended the Grammy Awards solo — and without her engagement ring — in February. Shortly after, it was confirmed that GaGa had ended things with the 49-year-old, who once worked as her talent agent. “He was jealous. …

Stars Don’t Have To Play Nice With Critics Anymore, And It Shows

On Thursday, Olivia Munn logged on to Twitter and an intellectually incoherent, utterly unnecessary short essay. (Stars ― they really are just like us.) The untitled piece took as its subject the fashion blog Go Fug Yourself, a site run by writers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan that features brief, snarky critiques of celebrity outfits. A site, Munn argues, that is little more than a brutal appendage of the patriarchy. One might describe the essay as a work of feminist media criticism, save that she seems to understand neither feminism, nor the media, nor criticism. It’s not entirely clear that she understands essays, either. It is instead a perfect example of something else: the ever-growing power imbalance between rich, famous …

Chinese star Fan Bingbing reappears after nearly a year in wilderness

Actor fined for tax evasion returns to spotlight after months of rumours she had fled China or was in prison The Chinese megastar Fan Bingbing has appeared in public for the first time in almost a year, after a mysterious disappearance from the public eye believed to be linked to charges of tax evasion. Fan, who is one of Chinas highest-profile actors, appeared at a Beijing gala on Monday night in honour of iQiyi, a popular video-streaming platform. This is the first sighting of the 37-year-old actor since July 2018, when she visited a childrens hospital. She stopped posting on all social media accounts around the same time. Fan, who has had a career spanning two decades and is best …

Shell’s stand on LGBT rights under scrutiny over Brunei’s anti-gay laws

London (CNN Business)Royal Dutch Shell’s stand on LGBT rights has come under scrutiny following the introduction of laws that punish gay sex with death in Brunei. The move was first reported by the Financial Times. Shell operates a joint venture with Brunei’s government that generates 90% of the country’s oil and gas revenue. It’s the most important company in a country where 61% of GDP comes from the oil and gas sector. The new laws run counter to corporate policies at Shell that are strongly protective of the rights of LGBT employees. The company has robust diversity and inclusion programs. It sponsors gay pride events in cities around the world, has long-standing LGBT employee support networks and regularly flies rainbow …

Has Gigi Hadid Had Work Done? An Investigation Betches

Today is Gigi Hadid’s 24th birthday, and as usual, we’re celebrating by doing a deep dive into her entire life. Well, not really. To be honest, Gigi’s personal life isn’t that exciting, because it mostly just consists of me googling to see if she and Zayn are still together every few months. (I’ll save you 30 seconds: they’re not together right now.) Instead, today let’s focus on Gigi’s best asset—her face. Gigi Hadid is obviously like, superhuman levels of gorgeous, but how much of that beauty is natural? Let’s examine the evidence and see whether the elder Hadid sister has gone under the knife. Gigi Hadid is still so young, but she’s been in the spotlight for a long time. …

‘Let’s cancel Bret Easton Ellis’: is millennial ‘cancel culture’ really a thing?

The author annoyed young people this week by criticising the practice of withdrawing admiration for offending celebrities The novelist Bret Easton Ellis annoyed young people in an interview this week. I mean, what is millennial culture? he asked. Theres no writing. They dont care about literature. None of them reads books. The only culture they have, he said, is cancel culture. But what is that? Someone said it about me today, Lets cancel Bret Easton Ellis, he explained. The word gets used all the time, Were going to cancel this person, she shouldnt have tweeted that, shes cancelled. Indeed: where once you might cancel a train booking or a TV show, it became possible in 2013 or so to cancel …

Brie Larson opts for slinky lilac gown at ‘Avengers: Endgame’ premiere

Brie Larson arrives at the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP) Larson, who plays Captain Marvel in the series, also stopped to take pictures with adoring fans who dressed up in costume for the Los Angeles movie premiere. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Fan Bingbing reappears in public for the first time in almost a year

Beijing (CNN)Chinese superstar actress Fan Bingbing is back in the spotlight for the first time in almost a year, after she abruptly dropped out of sight in the wake of a massive tax evasion scandal. IQIYI Ninth Anniversary Gala, Beijing (22 April 2019) •Alexander McQueen 2019 Pre-Fall •Louis Vuitton 2019 Spring Summer Collection Petite Malle •De Beers jewels Stylist: @minruir A post shared by Fan Bingbing 范冰冰 (@bingbing_fan) on Apr 22, 2019 at 9:53am PDT Last October, Chinese authorities fined Fan almost $130 million after ruling that she used so-called “yin-yang contracts” to conceal her real earnings in the movie industry and dodge millions of dollars in taxes. The actress avoided criminal charges since she was a first-time offender, state …