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Prince William and Prince Harry Started Fighting Again at Prince Phillip's Funeral
In just one week, Diana’s sons are going to meet again for only the second time since Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, permanently left the royal family and moved from the UK to sunny California. The two met previously in April to attend their grandfather’s funeral, and reports have now leaked that the royal brothers did not have conciliatory words to share when they were out of sight of the cameras. On July 1st, the princes will meet again to unveil the much-anticipated statue of their mother, Princess Diana, at Kensington Palace Gardens, a project the two commissioned together a few years ago.
Courtney Love Accuses Olivia Rodrigo of Copying Her Album Cover
Courtney Love Cobain took to Twitter to call out Olivia Rodrigo for being a copycat when the young pop star posted an image of her concert film, Sour Prom, for her first album, Sour, which dropped last month. “Spot the difference! #twinning!” Love tweeted, and posted a picture of Rodrigo’s cover (which, incidentally, does look like a direct copy of Hole’s (Love’s band) cover from the 1994 album, Live Through This.
The images are very similar. Both covers have a prom queen, complete with tiara, holding a bouquet of flowers, while bleeding mascara runs down their face. As Rodrigo did not acknowledge Love or the original photographer – Ellen Von Unwerth – in her inspiration of the now-iconic image, the four-time Grammy winner accused the teenager of being rude and also joked that she will be awaiting flowers and a note of apology. She then added, “Does Disney teach kids reading and writing?”
Tickets on Sale for the First Luxury Space Ride to the Edge of Space
Space Perspective, a tech company in Florida, has begun selling tickets for a seat on an eight-passenger balloon that will take guests on a leisurely sight-seeing tour into space. The company successfully launched an unmanned test flight last week, and the cameras on board caught a stunning image of Earth at sunrise. The round trip will last around six hours and 39 minutes – two hours to ascend above the Earth’s atmosphere, two hours to enjoy the view, and two hours to return. Each ticket costs $125,000, and flights are set to begin in 2024.
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Banksy Stripped of Copyright to His Images Unless He Reveals His Identity
Banksy is being prohibited from claiming legal rights to his imagery unless he reveals his identity. An EU court has ruled yet again in favor of Full Colour Black, a greeting card company that uses Banksy images on cards and sells them for a profit, in an ongoing battle between the company and the artist. Previously, the EU panel canceled his petition for trademark for his iconic image of ‘Laugh Now But One Day We’ll Be In Charge’ – an image of a monkey wearing a sandwich advertising board – and this past week the court again canceled his petition for trademark for his image of ‘Bomb Hugger’, ‘Radar Rat’, and ‘Girl With an Umbrella.’
Cheval Blanc Paris Is Officially Opening in September of 2021
You can now begin making reservations for the much-anticipated opening of LVMH’s Cheval Blanc Paris Hotel. Overlooking the Seine in the heart of the City of Love, Cheval Blanc’s urban haven is ready to welcome guests with every epicurean delight starting from September 7th, 2021. Home to an exclusive and luxurious Dior Spa, and a number of dining venues helmed by three Michelin-starred chef, Arnaud Donckele, Cheval Blanc Paris is primely positioned for being the destination of choice when visiting the French capital.
Sotheby's to Accept Cryptocurrency for 100-Carat Diamond
A 101.38-carat diamond, estimated to be worth around USD10-15 million, is being live auctioned by Sotheby’s as part of its inaugural ‘luxury edit’ sale series in Asia. The pear-shaped, D-color, flawless diamond is one of the largest of its kind, and comes when demand for high-quality white diamonds is at an all-time high. In an unprecedented decision, Sotheby’s has agreed to accept cryptocurrency, making this special diamond the highest estimate ever for a physical object to be offered for purchase via cryptocurrency. Perhaps we should have invested in Bitcoin after all.