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Zendaya Blake Lively and Emily Blunt at Michael Kors Fall Winter 2018 show
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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

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Announce Separation

After only two years of marriage, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have announced their separation. They issued the following statement to the press:

“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.  Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another. ”

Still, the gossip mill circulated, but the best explanation that anyone could come up with is that the two were fundamentally incompatible when it came to a shared lifestyle. They split their time between Los Angeles (where Aniston has a Bel Air mansion) and New York City (where Theroux has a place in Greenwich Village). But according to insiders, Aniston loathed being in NYC – where Theroux spent the majority of his time – and the couple were never really able to knit their lives together. Cue the Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston reunion rumors.

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2

Zendaya Gets Accused of Side-Eyeing Blake Liveley

We’ve already highlighted some of New York Fashion Week’s best front-row moments, but there’s one that went completely viral. On the final day, Zendaya, Blake Lively, and Emily Blunt were seated side by side at the Michael Kors presentation. The video below captures the moment when Lively and Blunt cracked up, and Zendaya seemed to turn back towards them and shoot them a look.

While it inspired some hilarious memes and pithy internet commentary, all parties involved insist that Zendaya’s perceived side-eye was all a big misunderstanding. “I was looking at the runway,” she clarified via Twitter. For all of the effort that society invests in pitting women against each other, we’re apt to believe that all the kerfuffle was an overblown reaction.

3

Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine Welcome Second Baby

There’s definitely a baby boom going on, evidenced by the high tally of models, influencers, and actresses who are currently pregnant. Case in point: Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo just announced the birth of their second child, a daughter name Geo Grace Levine. Big sister Dusty Rose is only 17-months old right now, but the young couple has spoken openly about their eagerness to have a big family.

4

Lena Dunham Shares News of Her Hysterectomy

At the age of only 31, Lena Dunham has undergone a hysterectomy. The actress, who has suffered mightily at the hands of a tilted uterus and endometriosis, has talked about her reproductive health struggles many times before. When the pain became unbearable in August 2017, she was determined to take matters into her own hands. After multiple rounds of acupuncture, color therapy, pain therapy, and other holistic treatments, Dunham was left with only one viable solution to resolve her endometriosis: a hysterectomy.

The medical procedure is a serious one and involves completely removing the uterus. It was a huge and painful decision that Dunham was forced to make a shockingly young age – most women who undergo hysterectomies are over the age of 50. While her decision has removed any possibility that she can give birth naturally, the resilient young star has already spoken in favor of adoption. Below, you’ll see her post about the surgery to Instagram, but please note that the figure she cited is completely incorrect. Only 20 million women in the United States have had a hysterectomy, not 60 million.

5

Prabal Gurung Is Accused of Body-Shaming Former Employee

In yet another week of soul-crushing news, Prabal Gurung – one of our all-time favorite fashion designers – has been accused of humiliating his former Director of Sales Melissa Teitel during her pregnancy. While Gurung has been at the forefront of the feminist movement in fashion, championing body positivity and body diversity, it seems that his beliefs only apply in public.

Behind closed doors, Gurung shamed Teitel for what she ate and insisted that she wear heels despite preeclampsia causing her feet and ankles to swell. Teitel was also blamed for a financial firm passing on an investment with the Prabal Gurung brand because it was “unhappy with her appearance”. The exposé in Vox referred to Teitel’s experience as “a different kind of #MeToo story”. She eventually left the company of her own volition, and Gurung has refused to comment on the story.

6

Drake Hands out a Million Dollars in New Music Video

If that Gurung story left a bad taste in your mouth, this one will uplift you. Drake’s heartfelt new music video “God’s Plan” shows the rapper surprising people with various sums of money. In total, he gives away nearly one million dollars – the entire budget for the music video, in fact – to young people and families in need.

Every surprise visit that he pays is completely real, and the reactions are authentic. Our favorite moment is when he sneaks up on a young family sitting on the boardwalk; when they turn to see who has sat down next to them, the mother falls over and weeps with joy. We feel pretty safe in saying this is one of the most profound music videos ever made. Try not to cry. It’s impossible.

Extra Extra: Here’s What You Missed from the Week of February 18, 2018
7

Black Panther Has a Huge Opening Weekend

Black Panther earned $75.8 million on its first day at the box office, which makes it the third-biggest superhero opening in history, just behind Avengers and Avengers 2. For decades, Hollywood has falsely labored under the assumption that all-black, big-budget blockbusters don’t sell at the box office – not that they ever really tested that theory in any significant way. The enormous opening weekend has more than disproved that notion.

8

Prada Silver Lines Stops at The Dubai Mall

Prada Silver Line Prada’s imaginary railway station – has been traveling the globe lately and arrived in Dubai on February 15th. This adorable pop-up concept brings a different selection of items to each city that it stops at, making it a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. You can visit Prada Silver Line at The Dubai Mall until February 24th.

interior of prada silver line the dubai mall
Photo: Courtesy of @TheDubaiMall
9

Chanel Reveals Curated Playlists on Apple Music

Fashion and music fans alike are in for a treat as Chanel recently revealed Chanel Show Soundtracks, a collection of curated playlists on Apple Music. Alongside a musical best-of from the latest Chanel shows, they feature additional tracks and playlists from friends of the brand, including Pharrell Williams and Chanel ambassador Caroline de Maigret. You can visit Chanel on Apple Music at applemusic.com/CHANEL.

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