T LOunge for May 25th, 2023

Posted on May 25, 2023

La Canica de Infanta Restaurant and Cocktail Bar – Madrid, Spain


Ah, this will do nicely for today; don’t you think? It is THURSDAY. Let’s plan accordingly – and by that we mean plan nothing at all. What’s happening outside your window today?

Tina Turner, Iconic Singer and Music Legend, Dies at 83
Soulful diva Tina Turner, who had a lengthy run of ’60s and ’70s R&B hits and struck major pop stardom in the ’80s, died Wednesday in Switzerland. She was 83.
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” her representative said in a statement to Variety.
More than a decade after her crossover hit “Proud Mary” with husband Ike, Tina Turner ascended to the pinnacle of pop fame with the 1984 Capitol Records album “Private Dancer.” The collection, which spawned a trio of top-10 pop hits, sold five million copies and garnered four Grammy Awards. Though she never matched that breakthrough solo success, she recorded and toured profitably until her retirement in 2000.


A look back at Tina Turner’s greatest style moments
Tina Turner: The music legend has passed away at 83

A statement by her team read, “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
One of the most accoladed artists in history, Tina Turner has sold over 100m records and holds, 12 Grammy, 3 Grammy Hall of Fame, and 1 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – to name but a few – under her belt. As the world mourns, we look back at some of her greatest moments.


My beauty edit: Miranda Kerr
From supermodel to role model, Miranda Kerr’s holistic approach to beauty is inspiring. Here she walks Bazaar through it

A true modern-day multi-hyphenate, Miranda Kerr is a mother of three as well as being a veteran supermodel and the founder and CEO of Kora Organics – while being a beauty icon and wellness inspiration to many. All of which appear to come naturally to the star, who unapologetically embraces who she is while encouraging others to celebrate their uniqueness. In a world where wellbeing is increasingly commodified and celebrity beauty brands launch week-by-week, Kerr’s personal and professional authenticity sets her – and her business – apart. From yoga and meditation to affirmations and crystal healing, she’s been invested since childhood. Now, Kerr’s beauty philosophy features in the school curriculum throughout her native Australia (via her published books for youths), while her mindful beauty brand – one of few that are certified organic and climate neutral – harnesses her holistic approach for a global customer base.


Tina Turner Remembered by Beyoncé, Angela Bassett and More: ‘Long Live the Queen’
‘Rest in peace and join the finest rock and roll band ever assembled in heaven,’ said actor Edward James Olmos.

Music makers and entertainers were quick to react to the news of Tina Turner’s death on Wednesday evening, penning touching tributes to the soulful diva across social media. Turner was said to have died peacefully in her home in Switzerland at age 83.
Mick Jagger, Gloria Gaynor, Diana Ross and more lauded the “Queen of Rock’n Roll” as a revolutionary performer and music legend for her contributions to the R&B, rock and pop landscapes. After blossoming into a bonafide global superstar in the late ’80s, Turner went on to release classics like “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” and “The Best.” Others praised Turner’s courage, both as an artist and a woman, for reclaiming her freedom in the face of domestic violence.


Gemma Chan on her skincare routine and the classic British staple she doesn’t go anywhere without
Plus, the TikTok beauty trend she loves

From her iconic headpiece at the 2019 Met Gala to her violet eyeshadow and hooded cape combo at the UK Gala screening of Eternals—one thing’s for sure, Gemma Chan knows how to turn a look.
In fact, she has always sat at the forefront of my mental beauty inspo boards, when she is both on and off screen. With an impressive repertoire of characters that span from Marvel superhero to 1950s housewife and even AI robot, there is no role (or look) that Chan can’t pull off.


I’m getting married next year—here’s 23 wedding nail designs I’m considering as a bride
I take my wedding manicure inspiration *very* seriously

Call me eager, but despite the fact I’m not getting married until next year, I’m already thinking about what my wedding nails, as a bride, will look like. You see, I’ve got countless friends getting married in the coming weeks, and every bride I’ve spoken to is stressing about their wedding manicure right up to the final hour—and I’m determined to not let that happen to me.
As a beauty editor, I’ll admit that my wedding-day beauty prep is a little more extreme. In fact, I’ve already started some of it. Everything from my hair and skin to my nails and teeth need to be looking their best. But when it comes to nail trends, I’m indecisive. My signature is a milky manicure (always has been, always will be), but perhaps I want to try something a little bolder for my wedding day?


Amanda Gorman’s Books Sky Rocket in Sales Despite Florida Book Ban
A Florida school has banned its elementary students from reading Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hills We Climb,” which she read at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. UPDATE: Thanks to this new round of press, Gorman’s books are currently best sellers on Amazon.
Gorman’s collection of poems “Call Us What We Carry” is currently on the “Best Sellers” list, as is the hard copy of her inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb,” and the author’s children’s book “Change Sings” (read our round up of celebrity children’s books here). Meanwhile the pre-order for her future children’s book “Something, Someday” is number one on the new releases for children’s books. Thanks for the boost Floridians!


Remembering Tina Turner
Revisit the queen of rock and roll’s illustrious life and career in photographs.

In an interview with Vanity Fair in October 2021, she spoke of her retirement in Switzerland alongside her husband Erwin Bach, far from the stage. “Sometimes I hum a song on the radio without realizing it. The stage was a great time, but it has passed,” she said before noting, “I love sitting in my garden, listening to nature, I love taking care of my plants. I also love to chat with my friends. Cher came over recently. We changed gossip and laughed a lot. It was great!”


35 Short Wedding Dresses For The Modern Bride
Miniskirts are trending (thank Miuccia Prada), and now high hemlines are infiltrating the world of weddings, as brides seek alternatives to traditional floor-length gowns. No longer reserved solely for the reception, shorter dresses offer a relaxed and cool sense of elegance, while still commanding attention. Fuss-free, romantic, and made for celebrating, short styles are a chic option for modern nuptials, whether your big day involves a church service, beach-side ceremony, or is a small and intimate affair.


My Breast Cancer Diagnosis Taught Me A Lesson Everyone Should Learn
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2021, a stranger messaged me on Instagram. “You might not be ready to hear this yet,” she wrote, “but breast cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me.” She was right; I was absolutely not ready to hear that.
In shock from the news, I had been hurled into a barrage of invasive tests, endlessly prodded and poked and jabbed with needles. I’d been told that I would lose my hair to chemotherapy, my right breast to surgery and that, aged 40, treatment would plunge me into early menopause. The idea that I’d find anything positive in this absolute shit show would have been laughable, if I could stop crying long enough to laugh.


Music Legend Tina Turner Has Died At 83
Tina Turner, the legendary soul and rock ’n’ roll singer known for songs including “Proud Mary”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “The Best”, and “Private Dancer”, has died after a long illness, according to her publicist. She was 83. Turner is survived by her husband, the German music executive Erwin Bach, and her four sons.
Turner was a powerful performer who combined soaring raw vocals with a dazzling stage persona. She overcame a turbulent private life to become one of the bestselling recording artists of all time in her forties. “Without Tina Turner there wouldn’t be a Beyoncé, there wouldn’t be a Rihanna, there wouldn’t be a Katy Perry. There wouldn’t be this shining example for so many young female performers and singers to look up to in the way she was so authentically herself,” Katori Hall, co-creator of the 2018 show Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, has said of Turner’s influence.


The Little Known Drag Origins of The Little Mermaid’s Ursula
There are many reasons—beyond the lack of original IP—for a studio to reinvent a classic film: updating it to better reflect our diverse world, introducing it to a whole new audience, invoking the nostalgia of those who love the original. But such revisions, as seen in the current iteration of The Little Mermaid, also pose a challenge: The new mechanisms—look at those hyper-realistic CGI animals—run the risk of falling ironically flat when juxtaposed against the elegant creations of the original. And what to do with a character who is so fully formed in the original, there can seem little room for reinterpretation? Such a challenge is posed with The Little Mermaid’s Ursula—a character who not only occupies prime position as one of the most thrillingly evil Disney characters, but who brings with her a lesser known history directly related to the rich and colorful drag tradition.


Kinder’s Most Well-Known Chocolate Bar Is Finally Coming to the U.S.
The flagship product of the famous European brand is finally coming to North America.

Kinder Chocolate is a hit throughout Europe, but now American chocolate lovers will finally be able to enjoy one of the brand’s most popular offerings stateside — no flight required. The Ferrero Company confectionery brand’s flagship product, Kinder Chocolate, will be available in the U.S. for the first time beginning in August.
“To bring Kinder Chocolate stateside is a monumental moment for the legacy of the Kinder Portfolio — a power brand beloved by millions across the globe,” Catherine Bertrac, senior vice president of marketing for Kinder and mainstream chocolate for Ferrero USA said. “We have been gearing up for this launch for quite some time, and we’re thrilled that consumers stateside will soon be able to enjoy this high-quality chocolate offering that’s different from what’s currently available in the U.S. market.”


Tina Turner’s Momentous Life in Pictures
Tina Turner, the boundary- and record-breaking singer whose artistry reminded the world that rock and roll did not belong only to white men, has died at the age of 83 according to her representatives. The singer died “peacefully” in her home near Zurich, Switzerland, the country she adopted as her residence during her final few decades; she lived there with her husband, the German-born music executive Erwin Bach.


40 years after ‘Return of the Jedi,’ how Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia in a gold bikini became one of pop culture’s most enduring images
When moviegoers first sat down to watch “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” 40 years ago, they were likely eager to find out what would happen after the devastating cliffhanger to 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back.”
Little did they know that the first 20 minutes of the sequel would deliver something nearly as iconic as that Daddy Darth reveal.


How some people get away with doing nothing at work
All hail the jobless employed.

In theory, Nate works 40 hours a week in the operations department at a major fintech company. In reality, Nate works one hour a day at most. He moseys over to his computer whenever he gets an alert on his phone that he’s got a task to complete. Otherwise, he spends most of the day doing, basically, whatever he feels — he sleeps in, he watches TV, he does household chores. His only real restriction is that he can’t stray too far from home in the event he is needed for something.
“I don’t have a problem with being asked to do work; it’s just I’m not really being asked,” he says. Maybe he could take more initiative and try to take on more, but he gets good performance reviews and raises as it is, so he figures, why bother?


The women who found fame and fortune as royal mistresses of King Charles II
As Earl Spencer discusses the royal mistresses of King Charles II on his podcast, Tatler shares the fascinating stories of three of the most notable

The recent Coronation of King Charles III has, naturally, led to reflection on the reigns of his predecessors: King Charles I and King Charles II. King Charles II was one of the most hedonistic Kings of the 17th century. Born in 1630 at St James’s Palace, he supported his father, King Charles I, throughout a difficult civil war which lasted during the mid 1600s. His father was executed in 1649, following which, Charles spent more than a decade in exile, hopping around continental courts and entertaining royal mistresses.


A Complicated Nostalgia for Mary Tyler Moore
A new documentary examines the life of an actress who personified a certain kind of hopeful feminism.

To those of us who grew up in the wake of second-wave feminism, Mary Tyler Moore is a powerfully evocative figure. For this group, watching the HBO documentary “Being Mary Tyler Moore” may prove an emotional experience, conjuring nostalgia of two distinct types: the gentle sort involved in remembering a beloved star of the past, and a more painful nostalgia provoked by recalling a time when womanhood seemed to beckon with new, liberating possibilities, and feminism seemed on a steady path forward.


Tina Turner, Magnetic Singer of Explosive Power, Is Dead at 83
Hailed in the 1960s for her dynamic performances with her first husband, Ike, she became a sensation as a recording artist, often echoing her personal struggles in her songs.

Ms. Turner embarked on her half-century career in the late 1950s, while still attending high school, when she began singing with Ike Turner and his band, the Kings of Rhythm. At first she was only an occasional performer, but she soon became the group’s star attraction — and Mr. Turner’s wife. With her potent, bluesy voice and her frenetic dancing style, she made an instant impression.


Tina Turner’s 11 Essential Songs
Turner, who died Wednesday at 83, went from R&B shouter to rock queen to pop superstar. Here are some of her greatest musical moments

Like all the greatest pop icons, Tina Turner, who died Wednesday at 83, had more than one life.
She started off as an R&B shouter and inexhaustible dancer who, alongside her husband Ike, put on the most exhilarating live show this side of James Brown. Then she was a rock heroine who toured with the Rolling Stones and served as the Who’s Acid Queen. And finally she became the ultimate survivor — the abused woman who left her man in the dust and, without apologies, claimed a crown all her own. Here are some of Tina Turner’s greatest musical moments, on record and on film.


How to Set Up an Outdoor Buffet Table the Right Way
Streamline al fresco entertaining by helping guests help themselves.

It’s hard to time everything perfectly when you’re feeding a crowd. That’s why we love serving meals buffet-style, especially if we’re entertaining outdoors and don’t want to keep running in and out of the kitchen. Follow our tips for the right way to set up an outdoor buffet—and you’ll be the host who’s as cool as a cucumber when you entertain this summer.


Eating an Apple a Day Can Help You Stay Strong as You Age, New Study Says
Researchers found that foods rich in flavonoids, like apples and blackberries, may reduce your risk of developing frailty, which leads to falls and bone breaks.

It turns out the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” really does have some truth behind it. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, foods rich in flavonoids—like apples and blackberries—will keep you strong as you age.
According to the researchers, approximately 10 to 15 percent of older adults experience frailty, a condition that leads to a greater risk of falls, fractures, disability, hospitalization, and mortality. While current dietary recommendations for preventing frailty focus primarily on protein intake, there are other foods that can keep the condition at bay.


Tina Turner’s Life in Photos
Tina Turner’s 50-year career was one of the most prolific in music history. Following her death at age 83, take a look back at her life in photos



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