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Award show season has changed substantially since the start of the pandemic with no live audiences, celebrities walking the red carpet at home, and presenters and performers all giving each other a generous six-foot-wide berth. But Kelly Clarkson did revive one pre-COVID tradition of the whole affair, changing her outfit eight times while hosting the
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Though Ghislaine Maxwell is famously charged with abetting Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of young girls, the socialite also faces federal perjury charges stemming from a 2015 civil suit brought by Virginia Giuffre. Giuffre, an Epstein victim who also claims to have been abused by Prince Andrew, sued Maxwell for defamation after Maxwell denied Giuffre’s allegations in
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Even by the New York Times’ prolific standards for self-scrutiny and internal squabbling, this past weekend was a doozy. First came Bret Stephens’s Opinion-section takedown of Nikole Hannah-Jones and the Times Magazine’s widely praised but endlessly prosecuted 1619 Project, a Pulitzer-winning opus that became a flashpoint in the culture wars after several of its historical
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Since Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the Supreme Court, Republicans have suggested that one of the reasons she should be given a lifetime appointment on the highest court of the land is that she has seven kids. Barrett is “a remarkable mother” with “seven beautiful children,” Senator Thom Tillis said during the first day of her confirmation hearing. She’s
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For months, Donald Trump has been one of the primary sources of misinformation regarding COVID-19, oftentimes ignoring the advice of even his own coronavirus task force. Now, according to the Daily Beast, members of said task force—namely Dr. Deborah Birx, Dr. Anthony Fauci—along with CDC Director Robert Redfield, are distancing themselves from the president’s viewpoints,
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Longtime frenemies Elton John and Rod Stewart have suddenly found themselves deeply at odds after a series of pointed quotes on both sides threaten to tear the septuagenarian rockstars apart. In fact, the fight currently so looms so large in John’s mind, he even added a new chapter to the paperback edition of his autobiography
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As the situation in the United States spirals in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the country plunges headlong towards a critical election, it’s apt timing for a documentary like Totally Under Control. It acts as both a primer on what’s happened with the Trump administration’s handling of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. as
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Dorothy Dandridge accomplished many things in her short life; she was the first Black woman nominated for the best actress Oscar, and the first Black woman on the cover of Life Magazine. But she was also plagued by ghosts. In her perceptive, often humorous autobiography Everything and Nothing: The Dorothy Dandridge Tragedy, published in 1970—five
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On Monday afternoon, the Natural History Museum in London released a teaser to get their audience excited for their first-ever virtual ceremony awarding the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. In it, Kate Middleton, their patron and an avid photographer herself, announced that she would be handing out the fifty-sixth installment of the world’s longest running
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Dominic West shared his unconventional take on cheating in 2016, four years before the married actor was photographed getting cozy with co-star Lily James. Ironically, Dominic West — who plays a married man who cheats on his wife on TV — once thought extramarital affairs were no big deal. The 50-year-old actor made some pretty
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Kailyn Lowry regretted the ‘humiliation’ she put Lauren Comeau through. Kailyn accused Lauren’s boyfriend, Javi Marroquin, of asking to hook up — a claim she made on TV! Kailyn Lowry, 28, is regretting accusing her ex-husband Javi Marroquin, 27, of trying to cheat on his girlfriend Lauren Comeau on national television. On the Oct. 13
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Following the arrest of 13 far-right extremists for allegedly plotting to kidnap and potentially kill Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, the state’s attorney general alerted the country that such domestic terrorism attempts are “not just a Michigan problem.” On Tuesday, less than a week after Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel’s warning, the FBI revealed that some
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When Republicans inevitably announced they were going to ram through Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation before the November election, after they blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination because of the made-up “election-year” rule, it wasn’t just because they’re colossal hypocrites. Oh sure, they are, but the actual reason they’re doing so is because in Barrett they
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Solange Knowles is the latest cover star for ‘Harper’s Bazaar,’ and looked the part in a chic ensemble from LaQuan Smith and Super Yaya. The singer wore even more high-fashion pieces from many BIPOC designers! Solange Knowles, 35, graced the cover for the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar that dropped on Oct. 13! The Grammy-winning music
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