ICYMI: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Go Public with Their Relationship

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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 culture, celebrities, and fashion.

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JLo and Ben Affleck Just Went Public With Their Relationship

It’s official: “Bennifer” is back. Jennifer Lopez has just allayed speculations about her relationship with Ben Affleck by posting a photo of them kissing on Instagram. The ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ singer celebrated her 52nd birthday this Saturday on a yacht in the South of France with Affleck on board (obviously). In a post captioned ’52..what it do’, she shared multiple photos of herself wearing a bikini under a flowy kaftan, and layered necklaces – with the last photo being of the couple kissing.

 

 

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Camila Cabello Slams Body Shamers in a TikTok Video

Online body-shaming has become common practice among Internet trolls, and more often than not, celebrities end up becoming the victims. While wearing a tummy-baring top to go jogging, pop star Camilla Cabello was struck with pangs of self-consciousness about her physique, which quickly lead her to a realization about herself.  In an unapologetic TikTok video, captioned ‘i luv my body’ the singer says, “Because I was running and existing like a normal person that doesn’t tuck it in all the time. And I was like, ‘Damn.’ But then I reminded myself, being at war with your body is so last season.” She then adds, “We are real women with curves and cellulite and stretch marks and fat! And we gotta own that baby.”

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Prince Harry to Write a Heartfelt Memoir

Just when we thought the aftermath of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was dying down, we hear this. Prince Harry is penning a memoir, which will be published in late 2022 by Penguin Random House. “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful,” says Prince Harry in a statement. We are definitely pre-ordering our copy next year!

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Kanye West Sings About 'Losing His Family' Ahead of Album Release

Last week, Kanye West held an extravagant listening party in Atlanta for his much awaited 10th studio album Donda, and things got very real. The rapper was overcome with emotion and got down on his knees while singing a song named ‘Love Unconditionally’, which talks about his ongoing divorce with Kim Kardashian. The track begins with the voice of his late mother, Donda West, saying, “No matter what, you don’t abandon your family.”

West then goes on to rap the lyrics, “I’m losing my family” followed by, “She’s screaming at me/Honey, why could you leave?/Darling, how could you leave?/Come back tonight, baby/Come back tonight, darling, please/Darling, how could you leave?’ On the stands watching was none other than Kim K along with their four kids.

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Brad Pitt and Anjelina Jolie's Judge Disqualified from Their Ongoing Child Custody Battle

In an ongoing child custody battle, Angelina Jolie scored a major victory when a California appeals court ruled that the private judge assisting the former couple with the chid custody should be disqualified.  The court ruling states “Judge Ouderkirk’s ethical breach, considered together with the information disclosed concerning his recent professional relationships with Pitt’s counsel, might cause an objective person, aware of all the facts, reasonably to entertain a doubt as to the judge’s ability to be impartial. Disqualification is required.” The judge, who also officiated the former couple’s wedding, previously granted Pitt more time with their five minor children. However, after his disqualification, it could mean that Jolie can get full custody until a ruling from the new judge.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi and Watchmaker Richard Mille Create New Exhibition and Art Prize

In order to promote the best of contemporary art, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille have jointly announced the launch of a new exhibition, titled ‘Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here‘,  which is an exciting new international exhibition that will serve as an annual platform to showcase contemporary artists working in a variety of media.

Each year the exhibition will see four to six artists selected through an open call for proposals, with each exhibiting their artwork in the Forum – a space of interaction and exchange within Louvre Abu Dhabi dedicated to contemporary art. Additionally, they also announced the creation of the Richard Mille Art Prize, which is a cash reward of USD 50,000 to be awarded to the chosen artist.

 

 

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Queen Rania Wears a Red Bazaza Dress During Her Visit to the White House

Last Monday, Queen Rania of Jordan was the epitome of grace and elegance (as always) on her visit to the White House. The Jordanian royal family was in Washington last week to meet President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Queen Rania was a vision in a beautiful red midi-dress by Beirut-based designer Hussein Bazaza, which was cinched at the waist with a wide leather belt. The Queen is known for her strong support of  Middle Eastern designers and has been spotted in various regional designers’ creations including Azzi & Osta, Georges Chakras, and All Things Mochi in the past.

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Benefit's Gives Back to Society With Their Global Philanthropy Project

Benefit’s global philanthropy project, ‘Bold Is Beautiful‘  will be supporting women and girls in local communities by donating 100 percent of its proceeds from brow wax services and 100 percent of its proceeds from the sale of its ‘Slant Tweezer & Brow Brush’ set during the month of August to local charity organizations. In Dubai, Benefit is partnering with Al Jalila Foundation to support women and girls in the community. The special edition tweezer and brow brush set will be sold in August 2021 and will retail for AED 104.

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