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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.


Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Split

After four years together, actor Bradley Cooper and model Irina Shayk have called it quits. Quelle surprise. While the reason for the split has not been confirmed, the fervor surrounding Cooper and Lady Gaga’s relationship reached a fever pitch at the Oscars after the two performed a steamy duet of “Shallow”, the breakout hit from their film, A Star Is Born. It would be hard for any couple to survive in the face of such frenzied speculation, but we’re still not sure if this is the real reason for their break-up. Suffice to say, media outlets have gone crazy with the rumors now that both Cooper and Gaga are single.


Beyoncé Causes Courtside Kerfuffle

In a misunderstanding seen ‘round the world, the Beyhive went nuclear over an alleged Beyoncé side-eye dished in the direction of her seatmate at last week’s NBA Finals game. In the clip below, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are seated next to a woman who leans across Bey to ask Jay-Z a question. People assumed – based on Beyoncé’s fleeting facial expressions and slight adjustment in her seat – that she was feeling some kind of way about the woman speaking across her. However, the Beyhive couldn’t have been more wrong.

The woman in question is Nicole Curran, the wife of the owner of the Golden State Warriors, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé were at the game as her guests. In the clip that went viral, Curran was merely clarifying whether Jay-Z wanted a lime with his drink order. Because of the viral “side-eye”, Curran received a flood of bullying, verbal abuse, and even death threats on her social media accounts, courtesy of an angry Beyhive. We stan a Queen, but this kind of behavior from her fans is downright inappropriate.


Meghan Markle Makes First Public Appearance Since Giving Birth

Meghan Markle gave birth to her first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on May 6 and has barely been seen in public since. She did, however, take a break from maternity leave to attend the 2019 Trooping the Colour parade, which also served as a birthday celebration for Queen Elizabeth II, who recently turned 93. As the high-profile occasion called for a return to traditional royal garb, Markle was kitted out in a matching navy dress, gloves, and bag by Givenchy, while Noel Stewart created her hat.

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Miley Cyrus Stars in New Season of Black Mirror

Miley Cyrus has returned to the medium that launched her fame: acting. The popstar has a starring role in episode three of the new season of Black Mirror, a popular Netflix series that focuses on the effects of technology taking over our lives. Cyrus plays a pop icon named Ashley O, whose glamorous life is not what it appears to be on the surface.

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Serena Williams Makes Forbes' List

Serena Williams has experienced plenty of firsts, but her newest accolade is one of her most impressive. The tennis player just became the first athlete to make the Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, boasting a net worth of $225 million. Joining her on the illustrious list are Rihanna, Ellen DeGeneres, and Taylor Swift.


Balmain Announces New Foray into Festivals

Of all of fashion’s elaborate and unexpected crossovers, this is one of the most surprising ones ever. Balmain recently announced that it would be launching a music festival on June 21 in Paris. Its Spring 2020 menswear presentation will kick off the event, which will culminate in a full-blown concert series. Performers have yet to be announced, but given Olivier Rousteing’s impressive inner-circle, we have no doubt that it will be a line-up for the ages.


Burberry Pop-Up Is Coming to Dubai

In celebration of its new ‘Monogram’ collection, Burberry is landing in Dubai with an exclusive pop-up residing at The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue from June 13 to 22. Here, you’ll be able to discover a range of exciting new products from the ‘Monogram’ collection that reinvents the house founder’s name, Thomas Burberry, as an intertwined insignia. Splashed across everything from beach towels to sneakers, this handsome logo makes a big statement.

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

Arab Luxury World Returns to Dubai this Week

The Middle East’s leading annual luxury business conference, Arab Luxury World, is landing in Dubai for its sixth edition from June 12 to 13. This year’s theme, Digital Transformation Focusing on Data and Premium Retail, will bring out major luxury business luminaries to participate in panel sessions, keynote speeches, and more to discuss topics ranging from blockchain to the future of retail.

Guests like Valérie Messika, Founder and Creative Director of Messika Paris and Diala Makki will be included as speakers at the event. This industry-facing event has proven to be instrumental and integral to the growth of the luxury sector in the Middle East. If you’re curious about attendance, visit arabluxuryworld.com to register for the event, or follow the conversation online at #arabluxuryworld19.

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