The couple’s photos are being banned from popular wedding sites including Pinterest and The Knot as part of a larger decision to no longer highlight photos of plantation weddings, E! Online reports. Blake and Ryan wed at the Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston in 2012.
Plantations have become popular wedding venues in recent years, but, beautiful as they may be, they have a problematic history.
« Plantations are physical reminders of one of the most horrific human rights abuses the world has ever seen, » civil rights group Color of Change said in a letter to Knot Worldwide executives, as well as Pinterest, according to Buzzfeed News. « The decision to glorify plantations as nostalgic sites of celebration is not an empowering one for the Black women and justice-minded people who use your site. The wedding industry routinely denies the violent conditions Black people faced under chattel slavery by promoting plantations as romantic places to marry. »
While the Knot’s new policy will prohibit « language that glorifies, celebrates, or romanticizes Southern plantation history, » Pinterest is going further and taking steps to remove previously-posted photos of plantation weddings from the site.
« Weddings should be a symbol of love and unity, » a Pinterest spokesperson said, according to E! Online. « Plantations represent none of those things. We are working to limit the distribution of this content and accounts across our platform, and continue to not accept advertisements for them. »
Looking back on her time on the show, Meghan once revealed that she was secretly desperate for contestants to pick her case so she could leave the stage and give her aching feet a break.
« I would end up standing up there forever in these terribly uncomfortable and inexpensive five-inch heels just waiting for someone to pick my number so I could go and sit down, » she said of her time on the NBC series.
Meghan joined the game show, hosted by Howie Mandel, in 2006, during the show’s second season, and stayed just one year before leaving to focus on more traditional acting roles in 2007. Meghan landed the role of Rachel Zane on Suits and starred on the USA series from 2011 until 2018, when she married her Prince Charming, Harry, and retired from acting to focus on life as a working royal.
Now, however, one royal fanatic will have a chance to own a piece of Meghan’s pre-royal history because Cast 24 is for sale.
The auction, which will also include other pieces of Hollywood history like Judy Garland’s blue and white jumper from The Wizard of Oz and the letter Marty McFly leaves behind to warn Doc Brown of his fate in Back to the Future, will be held over the course of three days later this month, on December 17, 18 and 19.
A woman named Paige Neimann has been posting videos on TikTok as Ariana Grande’s iconic Nickelodeon character, Cat Valentine.
Neimann’s videos are spot-on, and so is her likeness to Grande. If you didn’t know the videos were from a doppelgänger, it would be easy to assume Grande had made them herself.
The « 7 Rings » singer took to Twitter earlier this week to personally respond to the videos, which she called « bizarre. »
Ariana Grande has a near-perfect doppelgänger, and she’s posting videos all over TikTok. The woman’s name is Paige Neimann and her likeness to Grande is seriously uncanny. Neimann has been posting lots of videos of her Grande impression—or more specifically, of her impression of Cat Valentine, the character Grande iconically played on Victorious and Sam & Cat back in her Nickelodeon days.
Everything about the videos, from the high, tight ponytail to the perfect contouring is on point, but the Cat Valentine voice appears to be Neimann lip syncing to dialogue from old episodes of the shows. Still, the overall likeness is so incredible that the real Ariana Grande felt compelled to take to Twitter to comment on Neimann’s handiwork.
« I just wonder whyyyy the cat voice / dialogue, » Grande tweeted in reply to another fan’s post about Neimann’s videos. « I am sure she is the sweetest sweet sweetheart forreal !! but it’s definitley bizarre seeing people blend the two worlds lmao. »
And, if you want to turn your amazement up to eleven, keep scrolling through Neimann’s grid to get to her pre-Ariana impression posts to see what she looks like when she’s not impersonating pop royalty (spoiler alert—she looks very different and it only makes her Ariana look that much more impressive).
The American Music Awards were last night, and while there were some amazing performances on stage (Selena, Taylor, Shawn Mendes, etc…) Lizzo stole the show in more ways than one. Not only did the singer nail her performance, but prior to killing it on stage, the singer walked the red carpet in the most attention-grabbing ruffle-y orange minidress. The custom ensemble was by Valentino (the fashion house received a call-out from Lizzo herself for dressing her curvy figure) and in her hand was the tiniest Valentino handbag (made in partnership with Obvious Plant) we’ve ever seen.
Miniature bags have been a fixture on the 2019 runways and it seems Lizzo was taken with the micro purse trend. Even though it likely didn’t fit anything, it was still the cutest thing on the red carpet.
And despite it being so small, everyonenoticed the mini bag. In fact, the accessory now its own Twitter account called Lizzo’s Tiny Bag (you should hit follow immediately), and has inspired countless memes.
Lizzo’s tiny bag moment:
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The singer even shared a hilarious caption herself, writing, « bag big enough for my fucks to give. » Now, that’s a mood.
Should you need a laughter this morning, check out all the memes and comments the Valentino mini bag has elicited:
In some pictures from the encounter, Charles even appears to be busting an adorably awkward move of his own.
Prince Charles is currently traveling on back-to-back royal tours. He and his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, just finished up their third joint tour of New Zealand, their first visit to the country in four years. The heir to the British throne followed up his trip to New Zealand with a three-day solo tour of The Solomon Islands, which is currently ongoing.
On Sunday, the Prince of Wales conducted Investitures at Government House in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, after which he took time to chat with traditional dancers. In some photos from the encounter, Charles even appears to be busting an adorably awkward move of his own with the dancers. Twitter, predictably, took notice.
Just days after Hilary Duff officially debuted her old-but-new Lizzie McGuire bangs (less blunt, more choppy, wispy, a perfect update) she just gave us a still shot that might be actual footage from the show. Excuse me while I go freak out for a second.
Technically it’s two images, maybe of the same scene shot from different angles: In one, Duff as Lizzie is standing in a super-cute Lisa Frank tee with a rainbow heart—be still my little middle school heart! In the other, you only catch the edge of it, but it looks like a slightly older woman wearing a black top and a ponytail and sitting down at a kitchen table. Lizzie’s mom used to wear her hair up in crazy ‘dos so maybe that’s her?? It looks like an outtake—Duff is laughing delightedly. As I put on my sleuth hat for one second, the kitchen looks quite similar to the one on the original show, but with different-colored walls and a table instead of a countertop (lord knows this could also be a totally different house, but wouldn’t it be amazing if it were the same set??).
Duff captioned the photo, « Somebody wake me.. #lizziemcguire » and is clearly as delighted as we all are that her most memorable character is officially back. Here’s the image:
Cara Delevingne, Marie Claire’s stunning September cover star, is a badass—but you already knew that. I swear, the supermodel has special beauty powers that grant any and every beauty look to appear absolutely perfect on her. It ain’t fair. She’s undoubtedly the keeper of the cool girl card, and I can only hope that her skill of making every hairstyle she’s ever worn look like it was made for her rubs off on me one day. Le sigh, a girl can dream.
Lately, the 27-year-old has been wearing a shaggy blonde, bleachy bob. But her hair history proves the actress can wear the hell out of am ice-white pixie, bleach blonde buzzcut, and the latest…a jet-black bob. Celebrity hairstylist, Mara Roszak, shared Delevingne’s new ‘do on Instagram:
This inky color is giving me moody, sultry, witchy, winter vibes. Plus, the sopping wet finish adds a splash of texture. Hate to break it to you, though, this is definitely a wig.
« Gothic angel, fairy lady, babe all the way, this woman can truly transform into any and all, » Roszak commented her photo. « A pic here from a wig test, swipe to see end result… This wig I colored using Biolage natural plant based hair color. I find it to look more natural and soft but still vibrant plus no chemicals! »
The model hasn’t taken the permanent plunge with this hair color…yet, but whose to say she won’t? Be sure to do yourself a favor and swipe to the second striking photo in the album. Ugh, Cara, f-me-up with your beauty why dontcha? Now, join me in commenting under Roszak’s photo to convince the model to keep this gothic goddess color for winter 2020.
Supermodel Bella Hadid can serve any lewk. I mean, she is a supermodel. But when the 23-year-old wasn’t strutting her stuff on the runway in transformative hair and makeup looks, before this year she’d kept her hair pretty modest. We all knew off-duty Hadid to have dark brown hair, a style she’s worn since the beginning of her life in the limelight—but something about 2019 sparked a change in Hadid, who decided she wanted to switch things up. For the first time ever, she went blonde, then went even lighter with honey blonde hair, and then twinned with her sister at the 2019 VMAs with a dip-dyed blonde tone.
Back in September, she returned to her roots and walked Paris Fashion Week with her usual deep brunette hue. But that didn’t mean she was done doing the most with her hair. On Friday, November 15 at Vogue’s Fashion Festival Photocall in Paris, the model was seen sporting a dark brown bob styled in a very *familiar* KKW-like way.
I’ll let you be the judge:
Her bob is parted in the center, which is, in fact, how she usually wears her bobs. But this style is significantly shorter than her past styles, and heavily rounded at the ends, which gorgeously accentuates her face. She went a bit shorter in the front with bumped ends to create a slightly layered style.
Everyone’s saying her style looks super similar to KKWs bob she rocked earlier this year:
Sure, whatever, the style is practically the same. But, who cares? KKW changes her hair as much as the average human changes their underwear: every damn day, so she doesn’t own any style. And this sleek, dark chocolate bob looks absolutely beautiful on Hadid. It’s nice to see her changing up her texture, which is usually tousled.
She seems to be having fun with her new look and that’s all that matters.
Get it, girl. Bob life is definitely all that it’s cracked up to be—I hopped on the bob bandwagon a few months ago and haven’t looked back since. I already know what you’re wondering, and the answer is YEP, you should chop it all off. I promise you won’t look back.
Elizabeth may be Queen and all, but Prince Philip is still the patriarch of the royal family with massive sway. And perhaps nothing has done more to highlight that in recent years than Netflix’s The Crown. Doctor Who alum Matt Smith played Philip in the series’ first two seasons and Tobias Menzies took over the role for seasons three and four.
Here’s what The Crown got right—and wrong—about the royal.
Wrong: Prince Philip didn’t want to kneel to Queen Elizabeth.
Although it makes for a deliciously dramatic moment in the series, because Philip came from royalty himself, it’s considered very unlikely he would have actually had a problem kneeling to Elizabeth—it’s an established sign of respect for the monarch.
Christopher Wilson, an expert on the royal family, even said, « I doubt Prince Phillip ever spoke those words to his wife because he came from a royal household which had borrowed so much of its ritual and protocol form the British Royal Family. He knew full well what was expected of him in public, and was prepared to go along with it. »
Right: He fought to have Mountbatten become the royal surname.
In The Crown, Prince Philip is portrayed as nearly insisting that his last name, Mountbatten, be the royal surname—and the one that would be passed onto his children (instead of Windsor). He ultimately loses this fight and is not happy about it.
This part is legit. In Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Royal Marriage, biographer Gyles Brandreth quoted Philip’s private (and decidedly bitter) comments on the subject, « I am nothing but a bloody amoeba. I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his own children. »
Right: He had a difficult childhood.
In seasons two and three The Crown delves into Philip’s difficult (some might even say traumatizing) childhood. For the most part, they got it right.
When he was young, Philip’s family was pushed out of Greece during a period of political upheaval. He was actually smuggled out of the country in an orange crate. After the exile, Philip’s mother had a nervous breakdown and his father moved to France, leaving Philip in Great Britain to live with various relatives.
Right: He later reconnected with his mother, Princess Alice.
In season three, his mother Princess Alice, who had been institutionalized or absent for much of Philip’s life, is brought back from Greece (she’s also a member of the Greek royal family) at the Queen’s order during a period of political turmoil. Alice is flown to Buckingham Palace, where Philip avoids her at all costs. That is, until Alice gives an interview with The Guardian journalist John Armstrong during a period of bad press for the royals. Armstrong writes a rosy profile of her that humanizes the royal family in the public’s eyes. Philip approaches his mother to thank her, and the two begin to mend their relationship.
This is true, although the circumstances were a little different than The Crown portrays. There was no John Armstrong, and there was no Guardian article. But Alice did return to Buckingham Palace in 1967, and it’s thought that she and Prince Philip were able to reconnect at this point. They remained close until her death in 1969.
Wrong: His parents blamed him for his sister’s death.
The Crown implies, in season two, that the horrible plane crash that led to Philip’s sister Cecile’s death was, at least in part, his fault. Not so. Although The Crown suggests that Philip’s sister planned to skip the wedding that required her to fly, and only changed her plans after Philip got in trouble at school, royal historian Hugo Vickers told Vogue that this wasn’t the case.
« There was no fight, almost certainly no half-term, and Prince Philip would not have gone to Germany anyway. His sister was always coming to the wedding. »
As a result, Philip’s family would have had no reason to blame him for his sister’s passing.
Wrong: Philip was a part of the Profumo Scandal.
In its second season, The Crown insinuated that Prince Philip was involved in the Profumo Affair, a sex scandal that rocked 1960s Britain. The show depicts Philip as away from the Palace, attending the infamous sex parties for several nights.
In real life, the Profumo Scandal happened in 1963 and involved Minister of War John Profumo’s affair with 19-year-old Christine Keeler. Keeler was allegedly introduced to Profumo at one of these parties, at which a man named Stephan Ward would arrange for women to, um, entertain important men. Buckingham Palace has always denied Philip’s involvement and maintained that there is no direct evidence that he was involved in the scandal at all.
Wrong: Philip’s reaction to the moon landing.
In season three, Philip is middle-aged and feeling lost. A former pilot, he becomes fixated on the Apollo 11 mission, and is overjoyed when the moon landing is a success. When the three astronauts visit Buckingham Palace as part of the post-moon landing world tour, Philip is exuberant—until he gets to sit down with the astronauts in private, and discovers that they’re normal, generally unremarkable young men who happened to play a large role in a remarkable period of world history. It’s a devastating moment for Philip, and one that leads him to come to terms with the fact that he’s embroiled in something of a mid-life crisis.
This is mostly wrong. Though Philip did meet the Apollo 11 astronauts when they visited Buckingham Palace, there’s no evidence that he sat down with them privately, nor that he ever took an especial interest in NASA or the moon landing. It is speculated that he had something of a mid-life crisis around this period, but the details aren’t known.
Wrong: Philip’s connection to the Parker divorce.
The Crown doesn’t shine a kind light on Philip in season two (or ever, really). One storyline that seemed particularly damning was the one surrounding the Parker divorce. In the show, Prince Philip and his good friend and private secretary Michael Parker set sail on the royal yacht Britannia for an official tour of the Pacific. In the series, Parker writes letters back to the Thursday Club, of which they were both members, implicating both Philip and himself in adulterous and other unsavory activity.
On The Crown, Parker’s wife, Eileen, uses the letters to file for a divorce on the grounds of adultery. While the Parker divorce really did happen in 1958 (and was considered scandalous at the time), there is no evidence that the letters were real.
Mariah Carey shared an Instagram photo on Sunday that revealed a meeting she and her twins, Moroccan and Monroe, had with power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
In the photo, Moroccan (who goes by Rocky) is wearing a Deadpool mask. Carey explained in the photo’s caption that Rocky « snuck up » on the « unsuspecting couple » to get the picture.
Reynolds was just as starstruck as Rocky though and described the encounter as a « vision board » moment in a comment on the post.
If hanging out with Mariah Carey on your bucket list, then you and Ryan Reynolds have something in common. This weekend, Reynolds’ « vision board » moment, as he described it, came true, thanks to Carey’s son.