4:07pm PDT, Aug 26, 2021
Tina Knowles-Lawson slams Beyonce’s critics amid Tiffany ‘blood diamond’ controversy
Earlier this week, Beyonce launched Tiffany & Co.’s “About Love” marketing campaign with JAY-Z in a surprising sequence of photographs that present the singer sporting the jewellery model’s iconic, 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond. The marketing campaign marks the first time a Black woman has worn the distinctive yellow jewel — the identical piece Audrey Hepburn made well-known in 1961’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” — whereas Beyonce is now simply the fourth particular person to ever put the sparkler on in any respect. Not everybody was impressed, nonetheless. Because the Mason Poole-shot photographs emerged on Aug. 23, so did a wave of concern from critics who identified that the diamond got here from a colonial mine in South Africa, a rustic whose “conflict-ridden mining business paved the best way for apartheid,” per The Washington Post‘s op-ed on the adverts and Beyonce‘s starring function in them. As the talk over whether or not Beyonce mistaken to put on “a blood diamond” intensified, the singer’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson lastly weighed in to defend her daughter. “What number of of you socially aware activist personal diamonds ? I believed so ! Nicely guess what did you go to attempt to test to see the place the diamond got here from? Most likely not,” she snapped within the feedback on Tiffany’s Instagram post. “So if you guys get engaged you will not have a diamond you gonna placed on a sterling silver band,” she continued (through the Each day Mail), “… And also you higher take a look at the place it got here from …” She went on to problem critics on climate in addition they put on leather-based in her prolonged rant. As of Aug. 26, Beyonce had not weighed in.
Zoe Kravitz’s divorce finalized amid Channing Tatum courting rumors
Zoe Kravitz is formally single – not less than on paper. ET stories the “Large Little Lies” star’s marriage to her now ex-husband, Karl Glusman, was finalized earlier this week in New York Metropolis. Zoe, in the meantime, was upstate with Channing Tatum when the judgment on her divorce was entered on Aug. 23. Images revealed by Page Six present the 32-year-old actress — carrying bouquets of flowers — and 41-year-old “Magic Mike” alum leaving a grocery retailer north of the Large Apple simply days after they have been seen packing baggage into an SUV final week and heading out of city collectively. The journey adopted just a few shared strolls and bike rides in NYC’s East Village. Channing and Zoe’s latest hangouts have fueled a brand new wave of romance rumors concerning the two after a handful of shops linked them in January. It is unclear in the event that they knew one another beforehand, however Channing additionally stars in Zoe’s upcoming directorial debut.
Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan thought-about naming royal who allegedly made racist feedback about their son, guide claims
A revised version of Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s “Discovering Freedom,” an unauthorized 2020 biography on Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, options new particulars concerning the Sussexes and the state of their relationship with the royal household. Within the replace, due out Aug. 31, the authors declare Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan severely thought-about revealing which royal they are saying reached out to Harry throughout Meghan’s first being pregnant with “considerations and conversations about how darkish [the baby’s] pores and skin is likely to be when he was born,” a narrative the 2 shared with Oprah Winfrey of their bombshell interview earlier this yr. Within the interview, Oprah requested Harry instantly who made the remarks, however he did not reveal that data aside from to say it was neither Queen Elizabeth nor Prince Philip. Based on Page Six‘s report on the guide replace, the authors say it was Meghan, who identifies as biracial, who opted out of unveiling the identify of the particular person, allegedly telling Oprah, “I feel it could be very damaging to them.” The revised model of the biography additionally contains updates on the well-documented rift between Harry and his brother, Prince William, citing sources who declare the 2 are again in contact. “Each brothers are deeply dedicated to carrying on their mom’s legacy and no quantity of harm emotions would ever get in the best way of that,” a supply near Harry is quoted as saying. “It’s an absolute precedence and even amidst this different stuff, they merely would not proceed with out each other collectively.”
Gwen Stefani shares a peek at her ‘honeymoon tour’ with Blake Shelton
Newlyweds Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are having fun with a bit of “honeymoon tour” this week. That is in keeping with Gwen, who shared photographs and video on her Instagram on Aug. 25 from the Bash on the Bay pageant in Ohio, the place Blake was one of many headliners. “#honeymoon tour w my @blakeshelton,” she captioned the photographs and photographs, including hashtags for Ohio and the duets Gwen joined her man for onstage, “Comfortable Anyplace” and “No one However You.” Along with just a few ageless selfies, Gwen confirmed off video of Blake performing shot from backstage. The glad couple tied the knot on July 3 at Blake’s ranch in Oklahoma, with Gwen decked out in a pair of gorgeously gauzy Vera Wang attire, full with white stiletto boots for the shorter reception look. Their “Voice” costar Carson Daly served because the officiant.
Teyana Taylor has emergency surgical procedure to take away lumps in breasts
Singer Teyana Taylor has revealed she underwent emergency surgical procedure to have lumps faraway from her breasts whereas filming her actuality present, “We Received Love Teyana & Iman.” On the newest episode, Teyana, 30, learns she has lumps that in her “dense” breast tissue that want to return out and be biopsied. Following what her physician describes as a “sophisticated” process, Teyana is instructed the lumps should not cancerous, however the invasive process will take a while to get better from. “I simply need this to be the final time I am going by way of this. Most cancers runs by way of my household, so it is a scary factor each for me and [husband] Iman,” Teyana says at one level (through People). When she asks medical doctors, “When will I be capable of maintain my infants once more?” she’s instructed her physique wants not less than six weeks to get better from the surgical procedure earlier than she will be able to resume choosing up her two younger daughters. “It is powerful. I am positively overwhelmed as a result of I miss my youngsters a lot, I miss [my husband] Iman a lot,” she tells the digicam. “I feel that is in all probability the longest I have been away from them.My primary precedence is to rush up and get again residence, however I do know I have to care for what I have to care for as properly.” Dense breast tissue is frequent, particularly amongst ladies with decrease physique mass indexes, amongst different components. Having dense breast tissue additionally makes it more durable for medical doctors to see cancers on mammograms, in keeping with breastcancer.org, which additionally states “ladies with breasts have the next threat of creating breast most cancers in contrast with ladies who do not.”
Why Jonah Hill ‘hit pause’ on his Hollywood profession
In a body-positive Instagram post earlier this month, Jonah Hill confirmed off a brand new tattoo that reads “physique love.” It was a play on the surf model Physique Glove’s emblem, and alongside along with his newly blonde hair, his tan and his match physique, the look gave off nothing however mellow California surfer vibes. However because the actor and author, 37, explains in a brand new interview with GQ Style, he needed to “hit pause” on his Hollywood profession for an excellent chunk of time to seek out the inside peace he exudes in pics like this one. Reflecting on his “in a single day” success story with director Adam McKay, Jonah says that after “Superbad,” he and costar Michael Cera discovered that “someday life was a method, after which someday life was a distinct approach.” From there, he jumped into writing for “Bruno” with Sacha Baron Cohen, he was requested to host “Saturday Evening Stay” at 23 — and he actually simply wished to be writing. “I used to be a child. I had in all probability an excessive amount of energy for an adolescent, and an excessive amount of autonomy, and never sufficient life expertise,” he mentioned. “I dropped out of school, and I used to not get why individuals would go to school. As a result of for those who’re formidable, why would you spend 4 years simply idling? After which I did not understand till I turned 30 that what these 4 years gave all my mates was this wobbling interval of be an individual.” Jonah went on to recall that he was “was actually superior professionally however actually behind personally … And I hit Pause. I took three or 4 years to reshape issues. I used to be like,’ I may simply do that for 10 extra years and I am not going to evolve as an individual.'” Immediately, the “Mid’90s” filmmaker says he is “nonetheless a workaholic …however then I additionally surf every single day.” He muses, “I do not know if dropping out is sort of the correct phrase, however I sort of dropped out a bit of bit. I nonetheless love my creativity and my work. However I positively stay a really quiet life-style, the place I surf, hold with my canine, hold with my nephews. Simply hold it mellow.”
Spike Lee is ‘re-editing’ 9/11 doc that options 9/11 truthers
Spike Lee has requested audiences to order their judgement of his 9/11 docuseries till they see the final installment — an apparently up to date model of what was despatched to press as a screener earlier than the four-part HBO particular, “NYC EPICENTERS 9/11-2021½,” started final weekend. That authentic lower prominently featured interviews with so-called “9/11 truthers,” together with members of the conspiracy group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Fact. Requested why he included “their perspective,” Spike instructed the New York Times in a Q&A printed Aug. 23 that he nonetheless has “questions” about how and why the Twin Towers fell. After the Instances piece ran, Spike introduced he was re-editing the final version of the movie. “I am Again In The Enhancing Room And Trying At The Eighth And Ultimate Chapter Of ‘NYC EPICENTERS 9/11-2021½,'” he mentioned in an announcement launched by HBO to Variety. “I Respectfully Ask You To Maintain Your Judgement Till You See The FINAL CUT,” he added. Chatting with the Instances, Spike elaborated on his questions concerning the official explanations given for the assaults in 2001. “The quantity of warmth that it takes to make metal soften, that temperature’s not reached,” he claimed. “After which the juxtaposition of the best way Constructing 7 fell to the bottom — if you put it subsequent to different constructing collapses that have been demolitions, it is such as you’re trying on the identical factor. However individuals going to make up their very own thoughts. My method is put the data within the film and let individuals resolve for themselves. I respect the intelligence of the viewers.