TAYLOR SWIFT & KYLIE JENNER TOP ‘FORBES’ LIST OF 100 HIGHEST-PAID CELEBS – (07/11/2019)
Forbes released its list of the top 100 highest-paid entertainers on Wednesday, and 10-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift snagged the top slot. Forbes estimated that the 29-year-old’s pretax income was a staggering $185 million, a 131% increase over Swift’s take last year.
Much of Swift’s income came from her Reputation Stadium Tour, which brought in an estimated $266.1 million, the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history.
Kylie Jenner was right behind Swift, with an estimated $170 million in pretax income. Other KarJenner’s made the cut too. Her brother in law Kanye West nabbed No 3 with an estimated $140 million in earnings; his wife and Jenner’s sister Kim Kardashian brought in $72 million, landing her at No. 26. Jenner’s partner Travis Scott, meanwhile, brought in $58 million, landing him at No. 39.
Other artists hovering near the top include Beyonce at No. 20 with $81 million, Rihanna at No. 36 with 62 million, Ariana Grande at No. 62 with $48 million and Lady Gaga at No. 90 with $39.5 million.
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RIHANNA ACCUSED OF CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OVER ‘HARPERS BAZAAR CHINA’ COVER – (07/11/2019)
Rihanna has been called out by the Twitter-verse over her recent Harpers Bazaar China cover. According to The Shade Room, Kim Kardashian was recently criticized for creating a shape wear line by the name, Kimono. Although the name was a play on Kim’s actual name, many took offense, saying that she was appropriating Japanese culture.
Social media appears to have taken a similar stance with Rihanna, comparing the two situations. Many are questioning why Rih is not being held to the same standard in the magazine, where she is dressed in traditional Chinese attire.
One person said, “So Rihanna is the exception when it comes to cultural appropriation??? Confused by you people.”
Another wrote, “As much as I love Rihanna how is this not deemed as cultural appropriation?”
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ED SHEERAN LAUNCHING POP-UP SHOPS NATIONWIDE IN CONJUNCTION WITH NEW ALBUM – (07/11/2019)
Ed Sheeran is opening up a series of pop-up stores across the U.S. and worldwide, which will feature exclusive merchandise, as well as limited-edition collaborations with the streetwear brands Kid Super, Chinatown Market and Rhude.
The U.S. shops will only be open on Friday, for about six to eight hours, in New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, L.A., Boston, Detroit and Seattle. The stores in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Asia and several European countries will be open for several days.
The Boston location is 161 Newbury Street and will be there from 3pm-9pm
The shops are opening in conjunction with the release of Ed’s new album No. 6 Collaborations Project, which is also coming out on Friday. Additionally, Sheeran released a performance video of his latest song, “Best Part Of Me” featuring Yebba. The moody black and white clip was recorded live at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and features Sheeran on acoustic guitar as the duo harmonizes with each other.
He’ll also release a video for the song “Antisocial,” his collaboration with rapper Travis Scott on Friday.
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REACTIONS TO LION KING: Critics, reporters and editors tweeted out their first reactions to Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King. The reaction to the film, which stars Beyonce and Donald Glover and was directed by Jon Favreau, was fairly positive across the board, with high marks for visuals and mixed marks for emotional resonance. IGN deputy managing editor of entertainment Laura Prudom said: “Visually, it’s stunning — an unparalleled technical achievement that’s like watching a nature documentary.” She added: “Ultimately #TheLionKing will be a touching introduction to a timeless story for a new generation, but I’d never rewatch it over the original.” Buzzfeed senior film reporter Adam B. Vary also offered a measured note, writing: “#TheLiongKing is a landmark *visual* experience. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I think it’s going to change how we look at movies forever.” He added: “As an *emotional* experience, though … I’ll put it this way: It turns out lions can’t really emote.” The film opens July 18th.
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