What to expect from Strictly’s new judge

“I’ve danced before, so I know how it feels to stand in front of judges and be critiqued,” Motsi tells BBC News ahead of her Strictly debut. “I know how it feels to work hard and to work with a celebrity. I’ve danced all my life, so I know what type of work is needed. “And I know the power of words. That means I’m really quite aware of what’s going on with the celebrity and I just want to keep them quite encouraged and to find their limit.” Image caption Motsi Mabuse will replace Dame Darcey Bussell (second left) on the judging panel “I think restricting myself to saying, ‘Okay, I’m from the dance world, I’m only going to …

Tyler Perry lived on this street before he was homeless. A nearby highway sign now bears his name

(CNN)Tyler Perry is a mega-millionaire now, but he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. “My eyes filled with water knowing what God has allowed to happen in my life,” Perry shared in a Facebook post. “Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing.” Perry’s dream didn’t come true overnight. It took years of determination and hard work before he got to where he is today. Here are some reasons why Perry is so beloved. He broke ground with his character Madea The making of the character Madea helped make Perry the successful mogul he is today. For more …

Tyler Perry lived on this street before he was homeless. A nearby highway sign now bears his name

(CNN)Tyler Perry is a mega-millionaire now, but he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. “My eyes filled with water knowing what God has allowed to happen in my life,” Perry shared in a Facebook post. “Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing.” Perry’s dream didn’t come true overnight. It took years of determination and hard work before he got to where he is today. Here are some reasons why Perry is so beloved. He broke ground with his character Madea The making of the character Madea helped make Perry the successful mogul he is today. For more …

Celebrities and fans honor Princess Diana more than two decades after her death

(CNN)Humanitarian, fashion icon, hands-on mother, rule-breaker. She left her mark with many firsts for the royal family, including breaking protocol with bold fashion choices, being the target of fierce media attention, speaking out about mental illness and being visibly involved in the upbringing of her sons, Princes William and Harry. After being married for 15 years, Diana and Prince Charles divorced. One year later, in 1997, a car carrying Diana and her boyfriend, Egyptian socialite Dodi Fayed, crashed in a tunnel in Paris. They had been chased by members of the paparazzi on motorcycles. But after conspiracy theories and rumors about her death, a 2006 investigation by British police deemed the crash an accident and determined the car’s driver, Henri …

Royalty and showbiz at Goulding wedding

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The bride’s arrival was greeted with cheers from the crowd Earlier downpours of rain had cleared by the time most guests arrived, in buses, for the 15:00 BST ceremony. The princesses and their mother were greeted by Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie’s husband, who was one of the groomsmen. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Ellie Goulding was a guest at Princess Eugenie’s marriage in October Leading the celebrities arriving at York Minster and thrilling the crowds were Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. The world of music was also represented by James Blunt while other showbiz guests included Sienna Miller, Jo Wicks, and comedian Jimmy Carr. Image copyright PA Media Image caption James Blunt was …

Jack Dorsey: Twitter CEO’s account hacked in embarrassing security lapse

Tweets sent from account included racial slurs, profanity and a reference to a bomb at Twitter HQ and were quickly deleted The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, Twitters chief executive officer, was hacked and briefly hijacked on Friday in an embarrassing security lapse for the social network. At 12.44pm Pacific time, the account @jack began publishing a series of tweets from the hackers. The rapid stream of tweets included racial slurs, profanity, praise for Adolf Hitler and a reference to a bomb at Twitter HQ. The hackers appear to refer to themselves as the Chuckling Squad. The first Tweet sent by Jack Dorseys account after an apparent hacking. Photograph: Twitter The tweets also shared a link to a Discord server …

Racist African stereotypes are as prevalent as ever on TV | Afua Hirsch

Too many entertainment shows are still rooted firmly in the colonial past, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch I have an idea for a British TV series. It involves finding an African society with a history of regarding Europeans as a profoundly inferior race tricky, admittedly. Then find a small-town family, from County Durham, say, to perform stereotypically English culture to entertain them. Describe this as an exchange it sounds more equal but make sure the African characters are equipped with various gadgets and a familiar value system. Well follow their love lives, clothing preferences and personality quirks in minute detail on social media. By contrast, the County Durham people can just be lumped into one collective personality, a series of …

Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers had their day in court, but not in the way they had hoped for

(CNN)Jeffrey Epstein‘s accusers finally had their day in court Tuesday, but not in the way they had hoped for. The case in New York had nearly restored their hope, they said. Then, Epstein’s death by suicide left them shattered, once again. But no longer would he rob them of their voices, they said. Some called on prosecutors to pursue charges against those implicated in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring. Others made public for the first time heartbreaking accounts of being coaxed into Epstein’s grip with promises of fame, only to experience rape and other forms of physical and emotional abuse. Here are edited excerpts from some of the victims’ statements: Courtney Wild: He is a coward Jeffrey Epstein robbed myself …

Taylor Swift calls out White House during VMAs acceptance speech

(CNN)Taylor Swift is certainly not taking a literal interpretation of her single, “You Need to Calm Down.” “In this video several points were made, so you voting for this video means that you want a world, where we’re all treated equally under the law,” she said. On Tuesday, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said the Trump administration rejects discrimination but doesn’t support the Equality Act bill. The bill has passed the Democratic-controlled House, but has not been brought up for a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. “The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, the House-passed bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to …

Dave Chappelle under fire for discrediting Michael Jackson accusers in Netflix special

Standup comedian also takes aim at callout culture that sees public figures held to account by audiences Dave Chappelle has come under fire for his latest Netflix special in which he claims he does not believe Michael Jackson sexually assaulted young boys, and makes jokes at the expense of Jacksons accusers. In a standup set that seemed designed to provoke precisely the backlash that it was critiquing, Chappelle took aim at a prevailing callout culture that sees celebrities being held to account by audiences and in the media for perceived or actual crimes and for the offensive things they say. He talked at length about the allegations of sexual assault against Jackson, who died in 2009, widely criticised for their …

MTV Video Music Awards 2019: See All The Best Red Carpet Looks

Video Music Awards on Monday night, decked out in their best and brightest The awards, broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, are typically a place for celebrities to err on the side of wild when it comes to fashion.  Taylor Swift John Shearer via Getty Images Lizzo JOHANNES EISELE via Getty Images Gigi and Bella Hadid Getty Editorial Camila Cabello Kevin Mazur via Getty Images Lil Nas X Kevin Mazur via Getty Images Shawn Mendes Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images CNCO John Shearer via Getty Images Tammy Hembrow Kevin Mazur via Getty Images Bebe Rexha Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Alison Brie Yahoo Actualités Hayley Kiyoko Getty Editorial Keke Palmer Bryan Bedder via Getty Images Hailee Steinfeld Getty Editorial …

Extreme makeup: how the girls and boys of Generation Z created a huge new subculture

Many young people now spend hours in their bedrooms, perfecting extraordinarily intricate looks to put up online Its literally art! exclaims 16-year-old Milly Provenzano, sitting cross-legged on her single bed. Her eyeshadow is like the plumage of a tropical bird: blue, pink and yellow, to match the rainbow lettering on her Pride T-shirt. On the wall above her, Provenzano has taped up photographs of her favourite Instagram makeup stars: drag artist Utopia album, and Antoinette Mahr, whose trademark multicoloured style was clearly the inspiration for Provenzanos look today. I have asked the teenager from Kettering, Northamptonshire, to justify the many hours she spends alone in her room, perfecting fabulously complicated makeup looks. Thats like saying to someone who does A-level …

5 Random Things To Know About Rhinoplasty | Betches

Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job,” is probably the most infamous form of plastic surgery. From rich teenagers getting them as a sweet sixteen gift to celebrities getting them done under the guise of a “deviated septum” (looking at you, Jax Taylor) it’s a relatively common practice. When it comes to nose jobs, you probably know someone who has had one, have had one yourself, have thought about getting one, or know someone who has thought about getting one. They’re pretty common—a recent statistic found 225,000 Americans are getting rhinoplasty each year. Since this procedure is so prevalent, we consulted with Dr. Yael Halaas—a double board certified plastic surgeon and expert in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, along …

This Account Shows How Tabloids Objectify Women Celebs By Giving The Same Captions For Men (11 Pics)

One Twitter account, the Daily Male Online, pokes fun at how absurdly the Daily Mail’s presents female stars by posting similar photos of male celebrities and writing up identical headlines that objectify them. The results are hilarious because they show how unflatteringly women are treated by tabloids everywhere, and that double standards do, in fact, exist in popular media. Twitter MaleOnline1 MaleOnline1 MaleOnline1 MaleOnline1 MaleOnline1 Image credits: MaleOnline1 MaleOnline1 Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: The Huffington Post “The men are nearly all active, doing things. Not posed… the women are passive. It’s all about how they look,” Hardie and Lowe explain in the video. “When I look at the men’s side, I see real life. But when I look …

4 Brands We’re Applauding For Not Retouching Their Ads | Betches

I absolutely stan brands that are proud to show their clothes, makeup, accessories, etc. on models who look like real people. Beyond just showing size diversity, I love a brand that chooses to not erase stuff like scars, freckles, cellulite and a bunch of other sh*t photo editors consider unsightly in a picture. Clap once if you’re more down to buy something if it’s shown on a model who looks like you…but, like, really pretty because they’re still models. Since major beauty and fashion brands don’t do this often enough, I want to commend a few who don’t retouch their models to the point where they are unrecognizable. Fenty View this post on Instagram This list is in no particular …

WTF Is TikTok, And Should You Download It? | Betches

Let’s face it—we’re not that young anymore. Our transition into relative old age means that there’s a whole generation of people younger than us, and with that new social media apps and trends that we’re just not meant to understand. Chief among these is TikTok. Seriously, people ask me almost every day to explain TikTok to them, and honestly, I barely even know what to say. TikTok has quickly become one of the most popular apps among Gen-Z, but it’s still a mystery to most of us in the post-college crowd. Lucky for you, I’m venturing into the depths of the youths to figure out wtf TikTok is, so STOP ASKING ME. Thank me later. In less than three years, …