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Kanye West Tweets About Divorce
A mental health crisis is no laughing matter, and mental health experts agree that no one should try to speculate about what anyone is going through, no matter how famous they might be. However, what we do know is what came straight from the source. Last week, Kanye West – through a series of now-deleted tweets – took aim at the Kardashian family, and claimed “they tried to fly in with 2 doctors to 51/50 me” and “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldorlf [sic] for ‘prison reform’”. In the tweets, he also referred to Kris Jenner as “Kris Jong-Un” and said “Kris and Kim put out a statement without my approval… that’s not what a wife should do… White supremacy”.
West is at his ranch at Wyoming, and, amid his personal battles, has also been working on his presidential run, his forthcoming album Donda, and the Yeezy line he’s working on in partnership with Gap. Over the weekend, he appeared to walk back his previous tweets by issuing the following apology to his wife, Kim Kardashian.
I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter.
I did not cover her like she has covered https://t.co/A2FwdMu0YU Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.
— ye (@kanyewest) July 25, 2020
Demi Lovato Announces Engagement to Max Ehrich
It’s been a whirlwind romance for pop star Demi Lovato and actor and singer Max Ehrich. The two met in March, went Instagram official in May, and now they’re engaged. Last week, the Lovato and Ehrich posted their engagement photo to Instagram, which was taken on the beach and boasted a truly astonishing diamond engagement ring. Ehrich captioned his post saying, “You are every love song, every lyric, every poem, everything I could ever dream of and then some in a partner for life,” while Lovato wrote, “I knew I loved you the moment I met you. It was something I can’t describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too.” Clearly, Ehrich was able to manifest the love of his life, because Internet sleuths dug up a tweet from 2011 when he declared “All I wanted for Christmas was Demi Lovato. #cantalwaysgetwhatyouwant…”
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When I was a little girl, my birth dad always called me his “little partner” – something that might’ve sounded strange without his southern cowboy like accent. To me it made perfect sense. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner. @maxehrich – I knew I loved you the moment I met you. It was something I can’t describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too.. I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all. You never pressure me to be anything other than myself. And you make me want to be the best version of myself. I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage. I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here’s to our future!!!! 😩😭❤️🥰😍 Ps. THANK YOU @angelokritikos FOR HIDING BEHIND ROCKS AND CAPTURING THE ENTIRE THING!!! I love you boo!!!
Ciara Gives Birth to Third Child
Pop star Ciara and husband Russell Wilson brought home a beautiful baby boy named Win Harrison Wilson over the weekend. Win is Ciara’s third child, and the couple’s second child together. Throughout her pregnancy, Ciara was praised for her consistently gorgeous maternity style, but what’s more impressive is that the star gave birth while wearing a mask. That’s the kind of mothering role model we can get behind. Congratulations to the family on their newest addition.
Taylor Swift Swiftly Overtakes Spotify Streaming Records
Taylor Swift is headed toward the biggest debut of 2020, with her new album Folklore overtaking Spotify records and racking up 44 million streams on its first day. Swift’s eighth studio album is already critically acclaimed, with NPR dubbing it “lyrically complex” and “subdued…but still expansive”, marking it as her most thoughtful album to date. Swift wrote and recorded the album in isolation, which speaks to its introspective nature. So far, from the album, “Cardigan”, “Mirrorball”, and “Betty” have proven to be its most talked-about tracks.
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Most of the things I had planned this summer didn’t end up happening, but there is something I hadn’t planned on that DID happen. And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore. Surprise 🤗Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into. I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine; @aarondessner (who has co-written or produced 11 of the 16 songs), @boniver (who co-wrote and was kind enough to sing on one with me), William Bowery (who co-wrote two with me) and @jackantonoff (who is basically musical family at this point). Engineered by Laura Sisk and Jon Low, mixed by Serban Ghenea & Jon Low. The album photos were shot by the amazing @bethgarrabrant. Before this year I probably would’ve overthought when to release this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed. My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world. That’s the side of uncertainty I can get on board with. Love you guys so much ♥️
Britney Spears Remains in Conservatorship
In 2007, Britney Spears’ marriage to Kevin Federline fell apart, and so did the pop star. There are moments – like shaving her head, attacking a paparazzo’s car with an umbrella, and several stints in rehab and psychological care facilities – that remain frozen time, thanks in large part to obsessive stalking by paparazzi and speculation fueled by cruel gossip blogs. In 2008, Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears and lawyer Andrew M. Wallet became her personal conservators, overseeing her estate and personal relationships.
A conservatorship exists for the aid of legal adults who have brain injuries or mental health issues that prevent them from being able to care of themselves properly. It takes a lengthy legal process to prove that the adult is in need of conservatorship. For the past 12 years, Spears’ life has been under the care of legal guardians. However, the recent #FreeBritney movement on social media has called into question the benefit of her legal arrangement. Last week, a hearing to review her conservatorship was crashed by #FreeBritney protesters, who may have done more harm than good. As a result of their actions, the hearing was postponed, meaning Spears will continue to remain in her conservatorship for the time being.
Prada Auctions Fall/Winter 2020 Items for Charity
In Prada’s new Fall/Winter 2020 campaign for menswear and womenswear, the collection leaps to life from the inert pages of a magazine. Shown in alternating cuts from the runway to isolated images of the clothes spinning through the air, Prada has found a unique way to present its collection to the masses. In tandem with its campaign, Prada will host an online auction in collaboration with Sotheby’s, featuring pieces from the Fall/Winter 2020 men’s and women’s shows, photographic prints, show invitations, and more. Proceeds from the auction will benefit UNESCO educational projects.
Valentino Astonishes with Larger-than-Life Couture Show
Valentino ruled social media last week with its astonishing ‘Of Grace and Light’ collection for the Fall Couture 2020 season. In a spectacular live performance imagined by Pierpaolo Piccioli in collaboration with the artist Nick Knight, silhouettes of blazing white gowns were elongated into surreal silhouettes as models were transformed into larger-than-life figures. Imbued with a “sense of infinite possibilities”, the collection’s extreme lengths created an unbelievably beautiful tableau that provokes the imagination.
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Of Grace and Light Purely emotional, slightly extreme. @pppiccioli conceives a new start in the space of 15 silhouettes for the #ValentinoHauteCouture #FallWinter20 collection, shown today at the iconic Cinecittà Studios in Rome. Conceived in collaboration with @nick_knight, featuring music by @fkatwigs.