Ariana Grande Gives us Blonde Ambition, Ditches Signature Ponytail and Shows Her Freckles for her Vogue UK Cover
Who’s that girl?
Ariana Grande completely changed up her look for a new fashion shoot — and for the first time in a long time we’re seeing the star without her now-famous sky-high ponytail. (Cue the Internet freakout! )
Wearing barely any makeup, the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer is nearly unrecognizable on the cover of Vogue UK’s July issue as she wears her blonde — yes blonde! — hair down and shows off her freckles.
Grande, who has gone lighter in the past with a bright white-platinum hue, trades her brown hue for a brand new golden-blonde shade that’s different from anything she’s tried before.
The singer, who has also been making headlines for her PDA-filled relationship with SNL‘s dating Pete Davidson, shared photos from the new shoot, which hits stands on June 8th, on Instagram, writing “Thank you @britishvogue ♡ I don’t even know where to begin to express my love and gratitude @edwardenninful.”
Aside from her new blonde hair, there’s one major detail that stands out in the photos: her freckles. Along with her go-to black cat eye and a nude lip, the star almost always has a layer of makeup covering the freckles on her nose and under her eyes. But this time around, she seems to have foregone cover-up and eye liner altogether, instead showing off her glowing, rosy cheeks and a pale pink natural-looking lip shade.
But it seems that Grande has returned to her usual shade since the shoot, as she performed at Wango Tango over the weekend with long, brown hair. During her set, Grande gave fans their first taste of “The Light Is Coming,” a new song from her forthcoming album Sweetener, out next month.
#RHoA: Kandi Burruss and her Family Vacationed in Dubai She said "It's Been an Adventure"!
Hot on the heels of her 42nd birthday getaway to Las Vegas, Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker took their children on a family vacation somewhere much farther flung... to Dubai! Only it didn't start out quite as planned for The Real Housewives of Atlanta couple, Todd's daughter Kaela Tucker, Kandi's daughter Riley Burruss, and their young son Ace Tucker.
They now can explore the wonders of Dubai and find out why it's one of the ultimate bucket-list destinations.
#Empire: Terrence Howard made $9.6 Million for Playing Lucious Lyon on ‘Empire’ According to Divorce Docs.
Terrence Howard has pulled in close to $10 million in the past five years playing Lucious Lyon on the hit show “Empire.”
According to court documents, Howard’s ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, claims Howard has been hiding his money from her and owes her in excess of $1 million in back support.
In the docs, she reveals Howard has pulled in a total of $9,675,000 for his work on “Empire.” She says the actor was paid $125k an episode in the first season but that was increased to $175k for the following seasons.
Ghent accuses Howard of assigning all his “Empire” paychecks to his third wife’s company as payment for “management fees” and then from that he is paid a meager salary of $109,000 per year. She claims because of this, she is unsure exactly how much he owes her, but she believes it may exceed $2 million.
She is demanding the court take action and order Howard to cough up the money owed ASAP.
#NewMusic from Ne-Yo – Summertime
Ne-Yo shares another new song from his upcoming Album with “Summertime.”
Speaking about the song, Ne-Yo shared with fans, “’Summertime’ is an absolute VIBE. The guitars create a feeling that says ‘just ride’,” he wrote on Instagram. “A perfect song for hot summer days with the top off or the windows down and this song ALL THE WAY UP. A mellow smooth soundtrack for you, a special somebody and your summertime.”
Take a listen to “Summertime” HERE
Due out June 8, the 17-track Good Man album includes guest appearances from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Romeo Santos, Eric Bellinger, and Candice Boyd.
#HipHopNews: Drake Reportedly Helped Kanye West Write "Yikes" But Didn't Get Credit
Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Ebro Darden confidently asserted on their morning show Monday (June 4) that Drake wrote the hook on Kanye West’s Ye track “Yikes.”
Not only did Drizzy pen the hook, but G.O.O.D. Music left his name off the songwriting credits because they apparently forgot about his contribution.
“It is now a confirmed thing that Drake wrote the hook for ‘Yikes,'” Rosenberg revealed. “It may be the best melody on the album when you go listen to it. You’ll hear it now and go, ‘Oh, that does sound really good.’ [Kanye] gets a double congratulations in my opinion. They didn’t credit him. They said they like ‘forgot.’ They left him off. He doesn’t have a writing credit. Interesting timing to forget the writing credit for Drake.”
Interesting timing since Pusha T, Kanye West’s artist and President of G.O.O.D. Music, came at Drake on his DAYTONA cut “Infrared” for using ghostwriters, which spurred an overdue rap battle between the two. The OVO head released his response with “Duppy Freestyle” which resulted in Push dropping “The Story of Adidon,” coupled with an old picture of Drake in blackface.
Things have been increasingly tense between the two camps since Drake mentioned Pusha T’s fianceé on “Duppy Freestyle” and King Push clowned Drizzy by mentioning his alleged son, mom, dad and producer Noah “40” Shebib’s multiple sclerosis condition on “The Story of Adidon.”
Almost 10 years of unaddressed issues suddenly boiled over in such a way that Kanye decided to call a peace treaty and Rap-A-Lot CEO J. Prince told Drake not to release the response track aimed at Pusha T.
Drake’s response track reportedly features Lil Wayne and, according to Prince, has the capability of ending Push’s career.
Designer Kate Spade Found Dead In Manhattan Apartment In Apparent Suicide
Designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday following an apparent suicide.
Kate Brosnahan, 55, was found by her housekeeper at 10:20 a.m. at her home at 850 Park Ave. Brosnahan achieved fame in the fashion world under the name Kate Spade.
She left a note, sources said.Just last year, Coach bought the Kate Spade company in a $2.4 billion deal.
Her handbags created a huge sensation in the fashion industry in the 1990s, and her company, Kate Spade New York, had over 140 retails shops across the country and 175 internationally.
She was born in Kansas City in 1962 and went to Arizona State University where she met Andy Spade, who she eventually went into business with, forming the company Kate Spade New York in the early 1990s.
Brosnahan and Spade started the company after she worked at the magazine Mademoiselle. It eventually grew into a global lifestyle brand.
‘No More Rappers’ at Wyoming Ranch After Kanye’s Party Upsets Townfolk
Kanye West made sure everyone could hear his new album when he blasted it from a mountain top in Wyoming, but unfortunately the neighbors weren’t big fans of the noise, and now Kanye’s party will be the last rap gathering at the picturesque ranch.
Jane Golliher, who owns and operates the Diamond Cross Ranch in Moran, Wyoming. She says hosting Kanye’s party was great exposure for the business, but admits it was the “most confusing” event they’ve ever handled.
Golliher says the entire event was a great “learning curve,” especially when it comes to music. We’re told Kanye’s planning team originally had the party set for inside, but Golliher says plans were changing “every 30 minutes” and the ultimate location ended up being outside where the sound was so loud it triggered immediate complaints from the ranch’s neighbors.
We’re told Teton County has strict noise ordinances which require any sound after 10PM to be kept under 80 decibels, which is akin to a garbage disposal. However, we’re told Ye’s listening party cranked up the music to 120 decibels, which is comparable to a thunderclap or chainsaw.
Golliher says her neighbors — mainly other lodges — immediately complained about the deafening noise, and she had to send employees running down to smooth things over to avoid complaints with the county.
Furthermore, we’re told the party was supposed to be over by 10PM, but Kanye did not start until 930PM. Golliher says it got so hectic that around midnight her husband threatened to pull the power on the event unless the party shut down.
Golliher is adamant she has no beef with Kanye, and says that his planners and employees were amazing, but feels that she was misled on the details of the event. She also says the hip-hop star’s team made it clear that he does whatever he wants.
Going forward, Golliher says there will be “no more rappers” at the ranch, however she is open to doing an event with “good music,” and probably only a “day concert.”
She also admits the event was severely undercharged, and in retrospect says she should have charged $50,000.
However, we’re told there are no negative feelings towards Kanye or his guests, and Golliher is amusingly chalking up the chain of events to everyone being from “California and L.A.”
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie Are ‘Back Together’ After He’s Spotted With Another Woman
That was fast! Scott Disick and Sofia Richie are back on just two days after he was spotted getting cozy with another woman.
“They are now back together and Scott isn’t done with her,” the source explains. “Sofia had a strange weekend and Scott and her are working through things.”
Disick, 35, and Richie, 19, started dating in the summer of 2017. And over the weekend the couple had split after he “cheated on her in Miami” and she told her father Lionel Richie.
“[Lionel] said he is going to cut her off and write her out of his will if she continues her relationship with Scott as he thinks he’s extremely toxic for her,” the source told Us.
Another insider revealed that the reality TV personality was “really sloppy” and “could barely speak” when he was seen with another girl at Kanye West‘s Ye album listening party in Wyoming on Thursday, May 31.
“He went to Wyoming because of it and was photographed with another girl and that was the icing on the cake for her to break up with him,” the source told Us, adding that Richie found out about the alleged Miami cheating after their May trip to St. Bart’s.
Disick downplayed the breakup reports on Monday, June 4, writing, “We had no idea we even broke up but thanks for thinking of us” on his Instagram Story. The duo also stepped out together on the same day.
While Riche has yet to address her brief split from Disick, she last shared a photo of him on social media on May 26. In honor of his birthday, the model posted a pic of the duo in the ocean with the caption, “Happy Birthday babe! Thank you for being you. Love you.”
Gabrielle Union ‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff Is A Go … In Canada
Gabrielle Union’s Bad Boys spinoff series has finally found a home … just not in America. After NBC surprisingly pulled out of a deal to air the series this fall, Canadian broadcast company Bell Media inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television to air the show on it’s premium channels.
According to Deadline, the network decided not to pick up the series last month even after green lighting the pilot and an additional 13-episode run. Sony TV then signed on to take the show out and find it a home.
Apparently now that the Canada deal is done they are also in talks looking to close a similar deal with Charter Communications so that the show will be aired in the U.S. So you see, we might get to still see the Bad Boys spin-off after all.
As previously reported the spin-off will focus on Gabby’s character Syd Burnett, Martin Lawrence’s character Marcus’ younger sister, becoming an LAPD detective as she tries to escape her past. Jessica Alba and Duane Martin are also set to appear.
Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton, Evelyn Braxton, Vince Herbert, And Towanda Celebrate Logan’s 5th B-Day
It looks like Towanda Braxton and Vince Herbert were able to set aside their differences to celebrate Logan’s Herbert birthday family vacation.
Traci and Trina were not at the event.
Southern Charm New Orleans Stars Reagan and Jeff Charleston Announce Separation!
Southern Charm New Orleans stars Reagan Charleston and Jeff Charleston are calling it quits on their relationship after just under six years of marriage.
After going through what Jeff labeled as a “difficult” time in their marriage earlier this year while filming season one of the Bravo reality series, the couple confirmed the news of their split.
“Jeff and I have decided to separate and are devoting time to re-establishing a great friendship while focusing on personal growth apart,” Reagan told People on Monday, June 4.
“We are looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for us,” the former couple continued.
While Reagan and Jeff have no plans to divorce quite yet, they were open with their relationship drama in past weeks as their marital troubles play out on the debut season of Southern Charm New Orleans. As People explained, one particular episode of the show featured Reagan and Jeff engaging in an alcohol-fueled fight that ended with Jeff hopping out of their car and running into a swamp.
On Twitter, Reagan and Jeff reacted to the drama between them.
This news is somewhat surprising as just last month, Reagan did an interview during which she revealed her marriage was back on track and that she and Jeff were in a “wonderful place.”
“You have to reach a breaking point, especially when difficult things happen,” said Reagan in early May. “I wanted to just throw myself into work instead of addressing the issues that were between us. It was kind of cathartic to film and therapeutic in a sense that people were pushing us to open up about things that I otherwise probably wasn’t ever going to open up about. It’s interesting to look back and see how much things have changed.”
Reagan and Jeff met in 2009 and married in 2012.
The season finale of Southern Charm New Orleans just aired this Sunday. Bravo has yet to announce a second season, but with the show’s popularity, a sophomore season is more than likely.
Normani Kordei Surprises a Fan at His High School Graduation!
Normani Kordei dropped in to surprise one of her biggest fans, Gabriel Lowell, at his high school graduation!
The 22-year-old “Love Lies” singer attended the big day on Friday (June 1) in her hometown of Houston.
Last year, Gabriel asked Normani to prom, but she was unable to attend due to scheduling commitments.
She definitely made up for it this weekend, though, after spending the day hanging out with him and his classmates!
“I love you so much,” Gabriel tweeted. “Thank you for everything you do. You made an amazing day even more special. I can’t wait until you show the world what they’ve been missing. It’s not everyday your idol comes to your graduation for you and your bestfriend. 💕 @Normani @GucciGabby3.”
“I’m so proud of you and this milestone,” Normani replied. “You always have my support in anything you both choose to pursue. I love you guys so much. Thanks for making me feel special on YOUR day. I’m literally getting my charm put on my bracelet now lol See y’all soon ✨😘👑👑 love you legends.”
#RIP: 'The Office' actor Hugh Dane, who portrayed Hank the security guard, dead at 75
Hugh Dane, who portrayed beloved security guard Hank in the NBC show “The Office,” has died at age 75.
The actor also portrayed characters in memorable films and series such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Bridesmaids.”
The Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles posted a notice of his death on Facebook on Saturday.
Dane died May 16 and his cause of death hasn’t been revealed.
“The Office” stars Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson opened up about their friend’s passing
Dane was also very active in theater productions.
In addition to paying tribute to Dane, Wilson provided a donation link to the Inner City Cultural Center where Dane spent a lot of his time.
Harry and Meghan have received a jaw-droppingly expensive gift from Queen Elizabeth II
In fact, Kensington Palace had said in a statement, "It should be noted that gifts cannot be brought to St George's Chapel or the Reception that follows at Windsor Castle."
But a Queen has her say in most matters. Queen Elizabeth II has gifted the Royal couple the York Cottage, from her Sandringham Estate. The couple currently resides in the Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace.
Funnily enough, the residence used to be known as the Bachelor's Cottage.
York Cottage is a Royal stately home where Her Majesty's beloved Sandringham House is situated.
A basic 4-bedroom house in the area costs a whopping Rs 13 crore!
The overall property is believed to be spread over 8,000 hectares (around 19,800 acres) and includes a 240-hectare public park and 24-hectare garden, which is connected to the main house.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new pad dates all the way back to King Edward VII, who gave it to his son, the future King George V in 1893.This isn't the first time the Queen has given such a generous wedding gift.
When Prince Charles married Diana, he was given Birkhall House in Scotland, while Prince William and Kate Middleton had Anmer Hall, also in Sandringham, near Harry and Meghan's new home, where they lived until mid-2017.
Azealia Banks Slams RuPaul Over Stolen Song
Azealia Banks has accused RuPaul of plagiarism, claiming that the Drag Race star “ripped off” her song ‘The Big Big Beat’.
In a series of furious tweets on Saturday, Banks claimed that RuPaul had plagiarised ‘The Big Big Beat’ with his own song ‘Call Me Mother’ and said that the claims led to the subsequent removal of RuPaul’s entire American album from Spotify.
At present, ‘American’ is no longer available to stream on Spotify, but it remains on iTunes, Apple Music, TIDAL and Pandora.
Although Spotify are yet to comment on the removal, they are known for a policy of removing any record from their platform when it faces investigation.
“You will not step on my little black girl toes bitch. You will take your razor bumps and pumps to the nearest laser hair removal clinic and seethe. @RuPaul BYE UGLY”, Banks wrote on Twitter.
She needs help!
Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Rape Charges In Court
Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to three felony counts in New York Supreme Court.
According to reports, The disgraced producer walked into court for an arraignment on two counts of rape and one first-degree criminal sex act charge.
Weinstein denied all allegations of nonconsensual sexual activity, and he’s remained free after posting $1 million cash bail, according to his attorney, Benjamin Brafman.
“Under the circumstances, he’s holding up reasonably well. No one can be happy to be in the position that he is in,” Brafman said Tuesday outside court.
“As terrible a crime as rape is, it is equally reprehensible to be falsely accused of rape, and since Mr. Weinstein has denied these allegations, that’s where we are,” he added.
Miss America Pageant Ends Swimsuit Competition
The Miss America pageant will no longer feature a swimsuit competition, ending a tradition widely criticized as misogynistic as the event tries to move toward more inclusion.
“We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. That’s huge. And that means we will no longer have a swimsuit competition,” Gretchen Carlson, the new chair of the Miss America Organization, announced Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Miss America, Carlson added, will be a “competition,” not a “pageant,” and will strive to change its public perception by emphasizing its role in providing scholarships to young women and honoring talent.
“We’ve heard from a lot of young women who say, ‘We’d love to be a part of your program but we don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit,’” Carlson said. “So guess what? You don’t have to do that anymore. You’re welcome. Please come join us.”
Carlson, a former Fox News host who won Miss America in 1989, has become a prominent advocate against sexual harassment since settling a lawsuit against executives at the cable news giant in 2016.
Miss America has undergone a major overhaul in response to the Me Too movement. Carlson became chair after emails uncovered last year revealed sexist and misogynistic comments among its leadership. The competition’s leadership teams now all are headed by women, including former Miss America winners.
The organization also will overhaul the evening gown portion of the contest, according to Carlson.
Neither the swimsuit nor the gown competitions were the highest-rated parts of the program, Carlson said, and the changes got little resistance within the organization.
Miss America, she added, hopes “to be open, transparent, inclusive to women who may not have felt comfortable participating in our program before.”
The changes will go into effect for this year’s contest, scheduled for Sept. 9.
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