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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Rumored to be Touring Together
Internet detectives have a lot of sleuthing to do. This week, Ticketmaster announced Beyoncé and Jay-Z would be co-headlining a tour this summer called On the Run 2, which was confirmed by Beyoncé’s official Facebook page. Then, as suddenly as the announcement had appeared, it disappeared from both websites. Of course, fans went into full meltdown mode, and memes and reaction videos started pouring in. However, the validity of the joint tour is still in question.
Frances McDormand Challenges Hollywood
In the most powerful moment at the Oscars, Frances McDormand took the stage to accept her Best Actress win for her starring role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and used the moment as a platform for change in Hollywood. First, she asked all female nominees to stand up in order to highlight women’s significance in Hollywood. She ended her speech by saying, “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider.”
By advocating for inclusion riders, McDormand started a movement. Google searches for the term spiked dramatically overnight. For the uninitiated, inclusion riders are stipulations that actors and actresses can insert into their contracts that require a specified level of diversity among a film’s cast and crew. If every Hollywood personality relied on inclusion riders, Hollywood would experience a drastic change in how different ethnic groups and genders are represented in film.
Roger Vivier Appoints Gherardo Felloni as Creative Director
After 17 years at the helm of Roger Vivier, Bruno Frisoni has stepped down. He is credited with reviving and reinventing the French footwear brand, transforming it into a red-carpet staple. Frisoni will be replaced by Gherardo Felloni, a promising young accessories designer who has worked at Fendi, Dior, and Miu Miu.
Rihanna to Develop a New Lingerie Line
After the tremendous success of her Fenty Beauty and Fenty x Puma lines, Rihanna has set her sights on another new venture: lingerie. Rihanna, in partnership with TechStyle Fashion Group – which is responsible for the success of Fabletics, ShoeDazzle, and JustFab – is said to be developing her lingerie line within the coming year.
The Fashion Avenue Extension at The Dubai Mall Opens
A moment that many Dubai residents and visitors alike have been waiting for has finally arrived. After months of construction, The Dubai Mall has now expanded with a ‘Fashion Avenue’ extension that boasts 150 new stores. As the most visited retail destination in the world, the mall now welcomes guests with a broad range of luxury shopping options ranging from a Gucci flagship store and Dolce & Gabbana boutique to eateries like iconic Italian pasticceria Cova.