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We get it. We can barely keep up with the onslaught of information ourselves. That being said, it’s our mission to keep readers in the know, which is why we’ve combed through it all, distilled it to its essence, and dispensed it into easily digestible tidbits. Want to be the most knowledgeable culture savant in your group of friends? Then check back every Sunday for what you’ve missed in the world of celebrities and fashion.

1

Beyoncé Is Buying a Sports Team

We know that paying attention to sports is not everyone’s cup of tea, but there might be a good reason to keep your eye on the NBA in the coming year. Rumor has it that Beyoncé is shopping for a sports team, and she has her eye on her hometown heroes, the Houston Rockets. As a mid-sized market team, her co-sign could bring international prestige to the Rockets, which just signed its star James Harden to a four-year contract extension.

2

The Kardashian-Wests Face Legal Troubles

Once upon a time, the Kardashians and Jenners stayed in the headlines thanks to entertaining family antics. These days, however, it seems like their only contributions to gossip columns are their constant legal controversies (think: Kylie Jenner’s copyright infringements). Indeed, Kim Kardashian is currently involved in a $100 million lawsuit over her endorsement of Lumee phone cases by a man named Hooshmand Harooni, who claims he invented the light-up case.

Meanwhile, Kanye West has filed a $10 million lawsuit against his insurance company Lloyd’s of London. In the lawsuit, the rapper claims that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums, while his insurance company has sought every reason not to pay the claims he made when he suffered a mental breakdown in 2016.

3

Amal and George Clooney Give Back

Amal and George Clooney  the power couple that has it all, including two new twin babies – are using their position of wealth and fame for good. In uplifting news this week, the couple’s charity, The Clooney Foundation for Justice, announced that it had teamed up with UNICEF to provide education for 3,000 Syrian children in Lebanon who have been displaced by civil war. This fund will provide after-school programs for children, including supplies and transportation.

4

Coach Unveils Selena Gomez Collaboration

If you’ve been a fashion editor long enough, celebrity design collaborations tend to lose their luster. However, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t completely obsessed with Selena Gomez’s new multi-product collection for Coach. From the beautiful editorials starring the young popstar and the fact that she actually designed the range herself to the secret messages to her fans she left inside the bags, we’re smitten.

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5

Halle Berry Gushes About Malia Obama

On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Halle Berry opened up about her recent experience with Malia Obama. The former First Daughter worked as a production assistant on the set of the CBS show Extant, which Berry stars in. In the interview, the actress revealed, “She was fantastic. She was amazing. She is such a smart, beautiful, young woman. Look at who her mother and her father are, so duh! She was amazing.”

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