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Julia Garner Offered Madonna Role in Universal Biopic
“Inventing Anna” actress Julia Garner has been offered the role of Madonna in a forthcoming biopic about the pop icon, sources familiar with the project told Variety.
Garner has emerged the favorite from over a dozen candidates, one insider added, and has for months been speculated as a frontrunner for the part — a performance Madonna will shepherd herself as director. Garner’s team is considering and expected to accept the offer, said another source.
Upon announcement, Madonna said she hoped to “convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer — a human being, trying to make her way in this world. The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”
The Spencer Tiara Was One of Princess Diana’s Favorite Pieces
The family heirloom that Diana wore on her wedding day will go on public view for the first time in 50 years.
As Princess Diana (played by Kristen Stewart) appears on the big screen in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer, so too does the Spencer tiara. The diamond and floral diadem made its official, historic, and global debut on July 29, 1981, nestled on top of Princess Diana’s 153-yard tulle veil, designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel.
Some however, may have seen the tiara before. The Spencer tiara, as its name might strongly suggest, belongs to Diana’s family. The Spencers are an aristocratic family whose history goes back centuries, though the tale of the Spencer tiara does not stretch that far back.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Dyeing Your Locs
Read this before booking an appointment — or making a trip to the drugstore.
If you have locs, don’t ever let anyone tell you that the style isn’t versatile.
Locs can be cut, curled, and yes, even dyed. However since the hair isn’t loose, there are a few things to consider before switching up your color, including what shade you want, whether you want to dye your full head of locs, stick with highlights, or opt for an ombré finish.
You’ll also want to be very specific about who you go to for your dye job, because not every hairstylist or colorist is trained to work with locs — even if they’re curly hair connoisseurs.
A League of Their Own Is Being Adapted for TV
The Rockford Peaches are heading to Amazon.
Despite what some rankings might have to say about the matter, the best movie about baseball is not Bull Durham, and it’s definitely not their runner-up, Moneyball. Hands-down, it’s A League of Their Own, the 1992 film based on the real-life Rockford Peaches and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
It’s hard to improve on perfection, but Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson along with writer Will Graham are giving it a go, and adapting the film into a television series for Amazon. Here’s what we know so far.
The new project is not expected to feature the same women as the original film. (But of course we’re keeping our fingers crossed for some well-placed cameos.) Rather, the series will follow a new group of characters, and will take “a deeper look at race and sexuality.”
The Trip of a Lifetime
Women across the country are self-treating their depression and anxiety with hallucinogenic mushrooms. Is it working?
Audra is one of thousands of women across the U.S. and in Canada and Europe who self-medicate with tiny amounts of mushrooms that contain the psychedelic compound psilocybin—which the United States Drug Enforcement Administration classifies as a potentially harmful schedule 1 drug with high potential for abuse. But the issue of legality doesn’t stop them. They share advice on how to use psychedelics to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression through networks like Reddit and private Facebook groups, and at local psychedelic society meetings.
At the Met, an Enrapturing Exhibition on the Kimono Examines Its “Unifying Power”
“Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection,” opening today in the Metropolitan Museum’s Japanese Wing, is an immersive, must-see exhibition that considers the evolution of this foundational garment within Japan and its relation to the West. There are many ways to explain the cross-cultural appeal of the kimono. One of the most persuasive is the purity and self-sufficiency of its material existence: A T-shape cut from a single piece of cloth, its basic shape accommodates all sizes and genders and respects the cloth from which it is made.
An American Woman Won Britain’s Traditional (and Painful) Cheese Rolling Contest for the First Time Ever
Abby Lampe and dozens of others tumbled down a hill after wheels of Double Gloucester, the first time the race has been held since 2019
For the first time since 2019, several dozen hopefuls literally threw themselves down a ridiculously steep hill in the west of England, as they tried desperately to catch up to… a seven-plus pound wheel of cheese. That’s right, after a pandemic-related hiatus, the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake was held in Gloucester on Sunday and, for the first time ever, an American woman came away with one of the titles (and one of the wheels of Double Gloucester cheese that everyone was trying to grab).
Keen to help save the ocean? 6 simple ways to protect our seas this World Oceans Day
Scientists predict that, by 2050, 86% of the world’s ocean will be warmer and more acidic than anything in modern history.
Today marks World Oceans Day, an annual day dedicated to celebrating our oceans. If you’re taking steps to living more sustainably or, after watching Seaspiracy, trying to save the ocean, our tips could help.
Wondering why you need to act now? We’re facing the worst climate crisis ever and it’s having a huge impact on the health of our oceans, according to Raffi Schieir, director of Bantam Materials, who supply Prevent Ocean Plastic.
Internet loses its mind over couple who said they had Minnie, Mickey at wedding instead of food
“I love Disney — but damn you are rude,” one Reddit user wrote.
Reddit users went off on a person who claimed in a forum that she and her husband skipped catering their wedding so they could afford an appearance by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
“My fiancée (M30) and I just got married two months ago and we had our dream wedding,” Reddit user throwaway_family9525 said in the post on the AmIAnAsshole, or AITA, forum.
However, wrote the user, a self-described “huge Disney fan,” “about a month and a half ago my aunt started posting on Facebook about how disappointed she was with the whole ordeal and a few guests sided with her.
Velveeta Just Dropped a Cheese-Scented Nail Polish
The collaboration with Nails.INC comes in two Velveeta-inspired colors.
If you’ve ever been halfway through a bowl of Velveeta Shells and Cheese, dipped your finger into the gooey cheese sauce, and briefly thought that shade of yellow looked great on your nails, then you’re in luck. Velveeta has announced the launch of its first-ever nail polish collection, with two colors that are based on its signature cheese product and the bold “Velveeta” lettering that decorates its packaging.
The limited-edition nail polish duo is the result of a collaboration between Velveeta and London-based beauty brand Nails.INC. The “Velveeta Pinkies Out Polish Collection” includes two summer-worthy colors: a deep yellow called “La Dolce Velveeta” and a bright red called “Finger Food.”
The 65 Best Disney Channel Original Movies to Stream Now, Ranked
Waiting for Suite Life fans to @ me like….
Much like an aged parmesan or Zac Efron’s abs, ranking the best Disney Channel Original Movies is hard, yet delicious. Any true DCOM fan (that’s what cool people call it, obviously) loves all their children equally—even the weird ones. But we’ve managed to rank the top 65 movies on a scale of wonderful, weird, and, in some alarming cases, completely WTF.
Inside the secret network of women who performed abortions before Roe
A conversation with the filmmakers behind The Janes, a new documentary about a harrowing era of illegal abortions.
“I had no other options. I wanted it over with and I didn’t care how it was done,” a woman says, in the opening moments of the new HBO documentary, The Janes. She’s describing her experience of an abortion in the pre-Roe era: a seedy motel room, a transaction with the mob — and lying bleeding on a bed, with another woman on the bed beside her, until they were both strong enough to stand up and go home. “I was terrified,” she says.
This was the world in which the Janes came together in Chicago. The clandestine network of women, inspired by the civil rights movement and other social justice reform groups, organized in the late 1960s and early 1970s to provide abortions to women who needed them.
La Scala Woos a Younger Audience
Like so many cultural institutions, opera houses need to instill passion in the ticket holders of the future.
Even an iconic opera house like La Scala must create programming to build the audience of tomorrow. One-third of today’s audience is under 55 years old. But Dominique Meyer, the artistic director and chief executive, is determined to make the house even younger.
Since 2009, the theater has offered operagoers under 30 the possibility of attending previews of performances, which are usually reserved for private audiences, and a pass, which gives access to backstage tours, workshops and more. The subscription package, Under30, grants four performances for the price of one and the opportunity to meet artists at a happy hour.
The Women of Fleet Week Hit the Town
Shore leave for 3,000 sailors in New York City no longer means a night out for the boys.
It takes a certain panache to wear white in New York City. And Khrzielle Vargas, a 21-year-old seaman apprentice from Fremont, Calif., was strolling through Times Square on Thursday afternoon in her white trousers, white jumper top and white sailor hat.
“When you walk around the city in your uniform, you look like you’re glowing,” Ms. Vargas said.
Ms. Vargas was among the 3,000 service members of the Navy and the Marines swarming the streets of New York City for Fleet Week, a Memorial Day tradition that has returned for the first time since 2019.
No, you’re not imagining it — package sizes are shrinking
It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see.
From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide.
In the U.S., a small box of Kleenex now has 60 tissues; a few months ago, it had 65. Chobani Flips yogurts have shrunk from 5.3 ounces to 4.5 ounces. In the U.K., Nestle slimmed down its Nescafe Azera Americano coffee tins from 100 grams to 90 grams. In India, a bar of Vim dish soap has shrunk from 155 grams to 135 grams.
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