‘You shall go to the prom’, girls told

Image caption About 150 dresses have been donated by companies and individuals, and several have been bought from charity shops and websites Image caption Dozens of pairs of shoes are ready to be tried on A 15-year-old, who asked to be identified only as K, said without the charity’s help, she would not be able to attend her school prom. “Because of the pressure on social media, you want to be like everyone else. You just want to look good, and it costs money,” she said. “You shouldn’t be ashamed of asking for help; no-one is going to judge you.” Her grandmother said: “I am worried to death about the cost of her going to prom, so I am so …

Teachers Check-In Chart For Students To Share Their Feelings Goes Viral

After several students attempted suicide in the past five years of her teaching, the San Francisco Bay Area educator found an innovative way to check on her pupils – with a check-in chart. High-School special education teacher Erin Castillo just went viral for her mental health check-in chart makingastatementinsped Castillo wanted to create a non-verbal way for her students to communicate how they were feeling through a semi-anonymous system. On the chart, students are asked to indicate their mood that day with post-it notes on a scale from, “I’m great” and “I’m okay” to “I’m having a hard time and wouldn’t mind a check-in” or “I’m in a really dark place.”  Studies have shown a correlation between people with learning disabilities …

Brunei brings in stoning to death for gay sex, despite outcry

Shock among LGBT community in tiny southeast Asian kingdom as nation moves towards strict sharia law Bruneis small underground LGBT community has expressed shock and dismay over Bruneis plan to bring in the punishment of @dfat Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her

She captured Americas most tumultuous moments and its biggest stars. The great photographer relives her Rolling Stone years and the time she set fire to Patti Smith AHenri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghostly grey picture of the Seine crossing. Leibovitzs homage to the great French photographer did not stop there. Her latest exhibition President Nixons inglorious departure from the White House by helicopter in 1974, to the extraordinary Democratic convention two years before, in which sessions lasted until sunrise. The landmark event, which took place in Miami, was the basis for Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, the political classic by Rolling Stones resident gonzo journalist Andy Warhol to Ansel Adams to that ambush shot …

Lindsay Lohan’s Instagram Has Gotten Even More Bizarre Betches

I’ve always had a soft spot for Lindsay Lohan, and I really just want her to succeed. As a loyal viewer of her early films all the way to her recent (and tragic) reality show, I do my best to keep up with her career. That said, not everything she’s doing is her best work. For instance, a couple months ago, I took it upon myself to check in on what the f*ck was going on with Lindsay Lohan’s Instagram. From bewildering captions about life to berating her own club’s Instagram account, Lindsay was doing some deranged things on the ‘Gram. Well, that was January, and this is April, but I’m pleased to report that Lindsay Lohan still doesn’t know …

Ellen DeGeneres and Billie Jean King join call for hotel boycott over Brunei’s gay sex stoning law

(CNN)More celebrities are calling for a boycott of hotels owned by the kingdom of Brunei after it enacted new Islamic laws that make gay sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death. “Raise your voices now. Spread the word. Rise up,” DeGeneres said. Billie Jean King posted DeGeneres’ appeal on Twitter and said: “This atrocity begins today in Brunei. Please join me and spread the word about the boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei.” Many of the hotels have refrained from commenting directly on Clooney’s call for a boycott. “Dorchester Collection’s Code emphasises equality, respect and integrity in all areas of our operation, and strongly values people and cultural diversity amongst our guests and employees. Inclusion and …

A Deep Dive Into The New Generation Of Celebrity Kid Influencers

Luckily for us, these relics of yesteryear found equally beautiful partners to procreate with, and the result is a master race of celebrity children, who have collectively decided it’s time to become famous. Since you already know I’m going to leave her off the list, but these are the cool kids she’d hang out with at school if she, you know, ever went to school. So let me introduce you to the genetically-blessed celebrity kid influencers that you really ought to know, the ones that shine so bright they’re destined to become “self-made” billionaires. : The most iconic model of all time, Cindy Crawford, and that guy who owns a tequila company, Rande Gerber Age: 4.2 million Known ForEven if …

25 People We All Knew By Name But Have Rarely Seen In Photos

There are three main types of clothing in French fashion: haute couture (a French phrase that literally means “high sewing”), prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) and lingerie. Haute couture refers to high-end, tailor-made clothes, while ready-to-wear clothes are factory-made and sold in finished condition and standardized sizes. #3 Giorgio Armani Mr. Giorgio Armani probably needs no introduction. The genius was born in Italy and is now known for his clean and tailored lines in the clothes. Back in 2001 he was proclaimed to be the most successful Italian designer ever. If that’s not enough, Mr. Armani is credited for pioneering red-carpet fashion. It is also important to know that Giorgio was the first designer to ban models with a body mass index (BMI) …

Mar-a-Lago security under scrutiny after Chinese woman gained access

Yujing Zhang, who was in possession of cellphones and drives containing malware, was arrested after visiting the Trump resort Security at Donald Trumps court documents. She initially produced two Chinese passports displaying her photo, the affidavit states. Resort officials asked if she was the daughter of a member with the same surname. She did not give a definitive answer and, blaming a language barrier issue, security staff allowed her inside. But they became suspicious after Zhang appeared to struggle to explain why she was visiting Mar-a-Lago, according to the affidavit. At first she said she wanted to go to the swimming pool, then that she was there for an event staged by a group called the United Nations Chinese American …

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over country’s new anti-LGBT laws

Under new criminal laws those found guilty of gay sex or adultery can be stoned to death Bruneis new Islamic criminal laws punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny south-east Asian nations shores. The penalties were provided for under new sections of Bruneis sharia penal code and took effect Wednesday. Celebrities including George Clooney, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres have voiced opposition to the new laws, and have rallied a boycott of nine hotels in the US and Europe with ties to Bruneis Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Lets be clear, every single time we stay at or take meetings at or dine at any …

Late ‘grand dame’ of Aldi clan sparks family feud with her will

Ccilie Albrecht excludes late sons wife and children from future roles in the company The late wife of one of the founders of the discount supermarket chain Aldi has plunged the family into a bitter row after declaring in her will that her grandchildren and their mother are excluded from future business decisions. Ccilie Albrecht, known as the grande dame of the Aldi clan, vented her anger towards the five offspring of her late son, as well as his widow, Babette, accusing them of lavish spending not in keeping with the firms frugal philosophy, and of siphoning millions from company funds to finance their luxury lifestyles. Ccilie Albrecht was married to Aldis co-founder Theo and died aged 92 in November …

Time, under new owner Marc Benioff, expanding ‘100 most influential’ list into day-long event

New York (CNN Business)Time magazine’s expansion plans — now that the publication is owned by Marc and Lynne Benioff — start with the Time 100 list. When the magazine was “within Time Inc., we were shackled — and weren’t able to take the Time 100 where we know it can go,” he said. Now it can grow — and really test its convening power. Time has been putting out its annual list of the 100 “most influential people” since 2004. Every year is a mix of politicians, entrepreneurs, disruptors, celebrities, whistleblowers, and do-gooders. Time invites the honorees, alums and advertising sponsors to a nighttime gala with the glittering city as a backdrop. Then-candidate Donald Trump was the center of attention …

Nipsey Hussle was more of a movement than a musician

(CNN)Hours after Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in the Hyde Park neighborhood, Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff announced that he had been scheduled to meet with the rapper. The reason? They wanted to speak with Soboroff and Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore “about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids,” Soboroff tweeted. “I’m so very sad.” Anyone familiar with Nipsey’s woke brand of gangbanging wasn’t surprised. While Crips and Bloods have provided great gangland fodder for Hollywood and other storytellers, Nipsey bucked the conventional trappings of gang life. View this post on Instagram Police: 1 dead, 2 injured in Los Angeles shooting “I got an email that came through my team and it …

Gay Sex Is Now Punishable By Stoning To Death In Brunei

The laws are part of a new Sharia penal code that was fully implemented on Wednesday. Brunei, a tiny, oil-rich kingdom located on the island of Borneo, became the first East Asian country to The final phase, enacted this week, makes sodomy between two men or unmarried heterosexual couples punishable by stoning to death or whipping with 100 strokes, Australia’s According The penalty for sex between two women is whipping and up to 10 years behind bars, ABC said.  according to CNN.  Though it remains unclear whether Brunei will actually mete out some of these extreme punishments, its new laws have been lambasted as “barbaric to the core” by Human Rights Watch. The U.S. State Department in the U.K. and …

Grange Hill ‘icon’ Zammo to join EastEnders

“I can’t say too much yet but watch this space. Top banana!” Image caption MacDonald (l) and Grange Hill cast members meet Nancy Reagan at the White House in 1986 The Grange Hill gang were then swiftly invited to the USA to perform the LaToya Jackson cover at the Yankee Stadium in New York. They were even praised by then US First Lady Nancy Reagan on a trip to the White House. After years out of the spotlight, MacDonald appeared in a child stars edition of Pointless Celebrities in 2008. Image caption MacDonald and co record Just Say No Training ground The fictional path from Northam to Walford has been a fairly well-trodden one for actors down the years, but …

The 7 Craziest Celebrity Stalker Stories Betches

I don’t know if you guys heard, but last week, Kendall Jenner’s stalker was arrested by ICE. This revolting man, John Ford, is the guy who allegedly showed up at her pool and on her porch on two separate occasions. I thought Canadians were supposed to be nice, but thankfully that crazy mofo was here illegally, so he’s getting deported. This is surely a huge relief for Kendall and the whole Kardashian clan. According to TMZ, ICE “made it clear” that had this guy stayed in the country, there “could have been a tragedy.” I mean, no sh*t. Why wasn’t he imprisoned after the first couple times he was caught? Kendall’s story isn’t even close to one of the craziest celeb …