In February 2016, we learned – quite suddenly – that Benjamin Millepied had left his position as dance director of the Opera de Paris. While it’s true that all of us blogging gossip-mongers normally don’t follow the comings and goings of the ballet world, Millepied’s exit was international news for several reasons. The biggest reason is that he’s married to Natalie Portman, and she had made such a big deal about moving to France with Benjamin and how the French were so much better than … read more

We’re not here to deny it. It’s been a rough year.
Though it’s hard to pinpoint when 2015 ended and 2016 began, existentially speaking, 2016 itself fast got a reputation for being a singularly awful year, particularly if you were in any way keeping up with what the Internet had to say. At least now you know half of what you read wasn’t true…
Sure, happy things occurred, as they always do, even amid disaster. People enjoyed time with their families, got married, brought babies into the world, got … read more

Our relationship with social media has overwhelmingly been reduced to an ugly stereotype. Young people are supposedly so obsessed with ourselves and our Facebook “likes” that we can’t possibly think of any other use for these digital platforms other than selfies and artfully staged photos of latte art. In reality, there are plenty who are using social media to make a difference, whether by raising awareness about the things they care about or amplifying the voices of the most marginalized among … read more

Misty Copeland covers the new Self Magazine, and everything about her is to die for. She’s beautiful, her body is crazy, and her attitude is amazing. Copeland is arguably America’s most famous working ballerina, and she appears on Self because she’s playing the lead role in the American Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker this Christmas season. Misty was ABT’s first African-American ballerina to take the lead role of Clara, and she’s happily reprising the role this year. She’s also promoting … read more

For the first time ever, Glamour will honor Bono as “Man of the Year” for his work with ONE.
The magazine announced its 2016 Women of the Year, who will be honored at an awards ceremony on Nov. 14 in Los Angeles, Calif. The U2 frontman joins Gwen Stefani, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, Ashley Graham, Zendaya, as well as other innovators and newsmakers from across the worlds of entertainment, fashion, politics, business.
Check out Stefani on the cover of Glamour’s December issue below: Bono … read more

FKA Twigs covers the latest issue of ES Magazine, the Evening Standard’s weekly mag. Twigs is still with Robert Pattinson, it’s just that their relationship is now pretty low-key, and they’re mostly flying under the radar this year. Twigs carefully avoids discussing Sparkles in this interview, but I don’t think she’s avoiding the discussion because there’s drama and an impending breakup, I think it’s genuinely about privacy. Mostly, she talks about her new ROOMS concert/Halloween experience … read more

She’s always one to watch on the red carpet with her stunning sartorial displays.
And Keira Knightley proved she has style in abundance as she flaunted her off-duty fashion prowess in a brightly-coloured striped co-ord as she arrived in Venice, Italy, on Tuesday.
Soaking up her beautiful surroundings, the 31-year-old actress took to the seas in style as she was accompanied by friends ahead of the attending the Culture Chanel exhibition. The Chanel ambassador was fashion forward in the eye-catching … read more

She’s transformed herself into a variety of characters over her long and varied career.
But Keira Knightley has revealed that preparing to take on the roles had an adverse effect as her locks began to fall out.
Speaking to InStyle magazine she explained: ‘I have dyed my hair virtually every colour imaginable, for different films. ‘It got so bad that my hair literally began to fall out of my head.
‘So for the past five years I’ve used wigs, which is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to … read more

Misty is a Mrs.! Ballet dancer Misty Copeland married her longtime boyfriend, Olu Evans, on Sunday, July 31, her manager confirms to Us Weekly.
Copeland, 33, and the attorney tied the knot at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California, in front of 100 guests. The bride wore an Inbal Dror gown and donned Christian Louboutin shoes.
The couple exchanged vows overlooking the ocean and were surrounded by a beautiful assortment of pink hydrangeas and white roses.
Copeland and Evans got engaged in August … read more

Congratulations, Misty Copeland!
The famous ballerina—who is known for breaking body stereotypes in the dance world—tied the knot Sunday with her longtime beau, Olu Evans. E! News can confirm that pair, who have been together for 10 years, got married at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, overlooking the ocean in a gorgeous ceremony.
An insider tells E! News it was a very romantic, “small and intimate wedding” with only 100 guests. We’re also told Copeland looked like an “ethereal goddess” in … read more

–Chad Michael Murray and wife Sarah Roemer grabbed popcorn before heading into the Outlaws and Angels premiere in L.A.
–Sofia Vergara arrived with her son, Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara, to her Tempting Fragrance Launch + Beautycon Kickoff party in L.A.
–Jake Owen sipped on Beach whiskey while performing an acoustic set from his upcoming album, American Love, at Nobu Malibu.
–Ryan Phillippe snacked on Popchips and snagged some House of Shroom hats at the Kia Beach House in Malibu.
–RHONY’s … read more

A few weeks ago, we talked about Sara Hammel, the long-time freelance entertainment journalist who worked for People Magazine for years and years. Hammel quit People Magazine with a bridge-burning resignation letter, calling out celebrities, their a—hole publicists and the editors at People. Hammel mentioned in the letter that she was going to focus on book-writing, and as it turns out, she’s already got a semi-memoir coming out called Red Carpet Regret: Confessions of a cynical celebrity journalist. … read more

Say it ain’t so!
Lupita Nyong’o just seemed so sweet and earnest when she won her Oscar.
That’s why we’re REALLY hoping these latest reports about the 12 Years A Slave actress being a diva during her Broadway show Eclipsed are NOT true!
A source recently told Page Six that Lupita has been causing some drama by missing shows and even unofficially requesting days off!
The inside revealed: Apparently some of the excuses even include things like “exhaustion or ‘I have a sore toe'”!
It’s also not making … read more

While Lupita Nyong’o was nominated for a Tony Award for her work on Eclipsed, her turn on Broadway has not been entirely smooth sailing. Just before Eclipsed went to Broadway, sources insisted to the Daily Mail that Lupita was behaving like an unhinged diva behind-the-scenes. Sources claimed that Lupita thought she was better than her costars and she refused to socialize with them. There were claims that she’s an “ice cold untouchable diva,” etc. I shrugged off that story because it just … read more

She’s been making headlines all year, but Misty Copeland’s 2016 is really only just beginning. Copland, 33, is set to begin her first full season as a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre – and it’s the first ever principal season for a black female dancer in the company’s 75 years. The season, which begins tonight at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, may be a first for Copeland, but it’s also a return to Copeland’s past. The first role she’ll be taking on this season … read more