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 …

Gay Alabama Teen Nigel Shelby Dies By Suicide After Being Bullied At School – Perez Hilton

R.I.P. Nigel Shelby. We are sad to report that the 15-year-old gay student tragically died by suicide on Thursday, April 18, after being bullied by his peers at Huntsville High School, in Huntsville, Alabama. The teen’s mother, Camika Shelby, is understandably still “shocked” by her son’s unexpected death. Shelby opened up about her unimaginable grief, while speaking to NBC News, on Tuesday. She told the outlet of her son: Nigel was the sweetest child. He was so outgoing. He was always full of joy, full of light.” Camika went on to explain that although Nigel was a source of happiness for others, the young teen struggled to find it within himself. His mother says that Nigel battled depression as he …

Should We #FreeBritney Or Leave Her Alone? Betches

So I guess I’m officially on the Britney beat now. The #FreeBritney movement hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down over the past few days, and even gained traction over the weekend when Britney was given a day pass out of her mental facility for Easter, which she spent with her boyfriend Sam Asghari. (And please, please don’t ask me to tell you my theory that he is not not a semi-hired babysitter-boyfriend being manipulated by her team via sponsorships and attention.) Before I go any further on a topic that’s actually taken a more serious turn than I expected, I have to start by saying that I’m both a huge fan of Britney’s and someone who takes mental health very seriously. …

‘It’s not play if you’re making money’: how Instagram and YouTube disrupted child labor laws

Kidfluencers are earning millions on social media, but who owns that money? They open boxes, play with toys, pull pranks and make slime. They sing, they dance, and they remember their lines: Subscribe to my channel! Children are among the biggest stars of YouTube and Instagram, earning millions through influencer deals with blue-chip brands or YouTubes partner program, which gives creators a cut of ad revenues. Where network television gave us Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, social media produced identical twins Alexis and Ava McClure. Macaulay Culkins million-dollar mug has given way to the toothy grin of Ryan, a seven-year-old whose toy reviews made him the highest-paid YouTube star of 2018. The child-of-actors niche once occupied by the likes of Drew …

Florida police duo who slammed black teen’s head suspended as outrage grows

Delucca Rolle, 15, pepper-sprayed and smashed to the ground as Broward county residents lead calls for white officers to be fired Two Florida sheriffs deputies who pepper-sprayed and punched a 15-year-old black student in the head during a violent arrest were beginning a paid suspension on Wednesday, amid growing calls for the officers to be fired. Cellphone https://t.co/Dg0On0eLke #Tamarac #SouthFlorida April 23, 2019 Celebrities including the basketball star rapper Jim Jones have shared their concerns on social media, helping the hashtag #JusticeforLucca go viral. Its child abuse, said Sue-Ann Robinson, attorney for the teenagers family. Hes 15 years old, hes an eighth-grader. The actions by the officers on the video are unconscionable. Rolle was one of a number of youths …

The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Sex Stories Betches

I’m sure we all have our fair share of awkward sex stories. Maybe it was when you lost your virginity and he poked around for 10 minutes trying to find the hole with no luck. Or maybe it was last week when your period came early all over his white sheets. I’m honestly cringing just thinking about it all of my embarrassing sex stories (and trust me, there are a lot). But once you get past the embarrassment of accidentally letting one rip while you’re doing it, it makes for a great story down the line. And what’s better than your own embarrassing sex stories?  Embarrassing celebrity sex stories. Whether it makes them seem more human or makes me feel better …

England marks St George’s Day – or does it?

Image copyright PA Image caption Emsworth residents watch the parade from a window In the Worcestershire village of Bretforton, however, people held a double celebration, as St George’s Day coincides with National Asparagus Day – the start of the season in one of England’s major growing areas for the vegetable. Skip Twitter post by @BretVillage Happy National Asparagus Day (and St. George's day)! Join everyone at @TheFleeceInn from 11.30am for Aspara-antics – at 12.45 we wave the Gras off to be presented to the Chelsea Hospital, and the British #Asparagus Classic Car Run & Aspara-bike ride begin. pic.twitter.com/wmx5jWsIgm — Bretforton Village (@BretVillage) April 23, 2019 Coventry held celebrations in the city centre, with Morris dancers and an appearance by St …

Prince’s 5 best-selling albums

(CNN)When Prince died on April 21, 2016, he left behind an extensive catalog which could not to be confined to a single genre. ‘Purple Rain’ (soundtrack) 13x multi-platinum Released June 25, 1984 Singles: “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain,” “I Would Die 4 You,” “Take Me With U” The first album credited to Prince and The Revolution, this was his blockbuster — and one of the defining albums of the ’80s. The soundtrack to his rock drama, “Purple Rain,” it was released a month before the movie and helped drive audiences to theaters. It also won Prince an Oscar for Best Original Song Score. ‘1999’ 4x multi-platinum Released October 27, 1982 Singles: “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Delirious,” and …

Can you solve it? The puzzle that is Donald Trump

Reinventing the tangram The tangram was the first ever puzzle craze and it is still going strong. You may have come across it before. You are shown a shape, and you must arrange seven pieces five triangles, a square and a rhomboid to make that shape. Tangram pieces in colour arranged to form a square. Illustration: Mathigon In the early nineteenth century, the tangram, of East Asian origin, arrived in the West, where it was an instant hit. Between 1817 and 1818 dozens of tangram books were published in Europe. The puzzle has remained popular ever since. As each generation has created new designs, the total number of different shapes is now probably in the tens of thousands. For example, …

12 Hilarious Times People Didnt Realize They Were Talking To Tony Hawk (New Tweets)

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