Extra Extra: Here’s What You Missed from the Week of July 1, 2018

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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.


Julia Roberts Joins Instagram

Three posts and a bio that simply reads “human” amounting to over 695,000 followers – it’s safe to say that only Julia Roberts can pull off such a feat. The actress (finally) joined Instagram this week, and her first ever post was a simple one: a photo of herself wearing a sweater with the word “love” emblazoned across it.


Drake's New Album Reveals All

Drake’s highly anticipated new album – a double one, at that – dropped on Friday, smashing streaming records on its first day alone. Entitled Scorpion, it features 25 tracks and includes a guest appearance by Jay-Z and a previously unreleased vocal by Michael Jackson. But what fans and non-fans alike are fixated on is the fact that the rapper confirms he fathered a son with adult movie star Sophie Brussaux through the lyrics of “Emotionless”. “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world,” he raps. “I was hiding the world from my kid.”

drake new album scorpion
Photo: Courtesy of @ChampagnePapi

Time Releases Its List of the Most Influential People on the Internet

Rihanna, Donald Trump, Kanye West, Kylie Jenner, and Busy Philipps – there were plenty of pop-culture figures who made it onto Time magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet. Others were recognized for their role in activism: writer and civil rights activist Shaun King, the student survivors from the Parkland school shooting, and the women protesting sexism in the Rodrigo Duterte administration under the hashtag #BabaeAko in the Philippines. See the complete list here.


Celebrities Stomp the Catwalk for Miu Miu

It was a star-studded, multigenerational affair at the Miu Miu Resort 2019 show in Paris as models were joined by the likes of Uma ThurmanGwendoline ChristieChloë SevignyKate BosworthJaime King, and Sadie Sink of Stranger Things fame. Also making an appearance on the runway were fashion heavyweights Alexa Chung and Naomi Campbell, who were clad in a combination of short shorts, chunky sweaters, and bejewelled footwear.

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Photo: Courtesy of @FMediaMag

Symphony Teams Up with Starbucks Reserve

If you’re headed to Symphony anytime soon, show up uncaffeinated as the luxury boutique has teamed up with Starbucks Reserve (located on the first floor of the new ‘Fashion Avenue’ wing in The Dubai Mall) to offer its fashion-savvy clientele a Starbucks drink upon purchase. Beverage at hand, you can then enjoy an additional ten percent discount on sale items at Symphony. Win-win.


Stars Join the #FamiliesBelongTogether Marches

Reminiscent of the sheer number of celebrities in attendance at the Women’s March earlier this year was the turnout at the marches taking place across America in support of the Families Belong Together movement. America Ferrera, Alicia Keys, Chrissy TeigenDiane GuerreroKerry Washington, Laura Dern, Amy Schumer, and Padma Lakshmi have all made their voices heard against Trump’s immigration policy, with Susan Sarandon being arrested alongside hundreds of other women at a rally in Washington.

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