Everything You Need to Know About David Wojnarowicz, the Queer Artist Who Gave a Voice to Outsiders

As a retrospective opens of the fearless artist and AIDS activist’s work, we spoke with the exhibition’s curator to discover why Wojnarowicz’s art is so necessary now.

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David and Victoria Beckham Celebrate 19 Years of Marriage Amid Divorce Speculation

David and Victoria Beckham are celebrating a milestone amid speculation they had seperated.

The couple enjoyed their 19th wedding anniversary on Wednesday with a romantic dinner together.

The soccer star, 43, shared a photo of the couple smiling and holding hands at a restaurant in Paris on Instagram.

“19 Years WOW … This time 19 years ago I was dressed from head to toe in purple 🤔 …,” he wrote in the caption, referencing his brightly colored reception suit. “Happy anniversary to the most amazing wife & mummy … Love You x @brooklynbeckham@romeobeckham @cruzbeckham #HarperSeven.”

Victoria, 44, shared the same photo and shared her own message in the caption, writing, “19 years!!! X I love u so much x.”

The fashion designer also shared photos of gifts the couple received from their children including silver balloons and bouquets of flowers for the special occasion.

The power couple share children Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 13 and daughter Harper, 6.

“Lucky mummy and daddy,” she wrote in the caption.

To end the night, the pair enjoyed dinner at a restaurant in Paris where they enjoyed a bottle of 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild.

“Special wine for a very special day x,” Victoria wrote in the caption, alongside some heart emojis. 

The couple’s anniversary comes in the wake of reports by some tabloids that they had separated. The couple has denied they are divorcing.

Reps for the couple said in a statement to multiple outlets: “There is no statement due or divorce. This is just fake social media news. This is all very bizarre and an embarrassing waste of time. There is no statement due, no divorce, and a lot of Chinese whispers and fake social media news.”

The mother of four recently spoke openly about how she balanced her personal and professional life.

“I try really, really hard. I try hardest to be the best mother,” Victoria said at the Forbes Women’s Summit in New York City on Tuesday, according to Hello!.

“I am trying to be the best wife and the best professional. When I get home I try to put the phone down and spend time with the children and spend time with David,” she continued.

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She also praised her husband, saying, “I have the support of an incredible husband. We really are equal with everything we do at home with the children,” Victoria said. “When I’m away he’s the one doing the school run and doing the cooking.”

A source told PEOPLE last month, “Over the years, Victoria has fought hard for her marriage, and for David.”

“She never gave up when someone else might have,” the insider added.

A rep for the couple previously told PEOPLE that the two were not headed for divorce.

“What nonsense. Journalist Chinese whispers and fake news fueled by social media,” the rep said. “There is no impending statement, no divorce!”

The duo met in the Manchester United players’ lounge in 1997. David was playing for the team at the time, but had not yet become one of the team’s most recognizable stars.

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The duo married in a lavish 1999 wedding at an Irish castle. Last year, the couple renewed their vows in a relatively private ceremony.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, David opened up about the special day, while also admitting that “marriage is difficult at times” as he and his wife continue to work hard at their relationship.

“We have renewed our vows since ,” said David, who didn’t elaborate on when the ceremony took place. “It was a lot more private, about six people there in our house.”


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Dishing the details! Katharine McPhee is spilling secrets about her romantic proposal from David Foster.

The American idol alum, 34, revealed via Instagram on Tuesday, July 3, that 68-year-old Foster asked for her hand in marriage “at the top of this mountain in Anacapri” during the couple’s romantic rendezvous in Italy.

McPhee noted that it was “totally dark” when Foster proposed and they could only see the stars. “Thankfully he didn’t push me off the cliff,” she teased. “He said it was one or the other, And in the end he spared me.”

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The Scorpion star also posted an Instagram photo of herself lounging on a yacht while drinking a cup of coffee and sporting her giant new sparkler.

Us Weekly confirmed earlier on Tuesday that the A-list couple got engaged during their vacation in Italy. They first sparked romance rumors in May 2017 when they were seen cuddling up in Malibu. Since then, they’ve been spotted together all around the world and made their red carpet debut at the 2018 Met Gala in May.

“When Kat talks about David, her face lights up. She’s really so happy,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly of the couple in November 2017. “They’re actually so cute together. They aren’t hiding it anymore … David is really charming. The age difference might seem substantial to some, but they are really cute together and it makes sense.”

McPhee was previously married to Nick Cokas from 2008 to 2016. Meanwhile, Foster was married to singer B.J. Cook from 1972 to 1981, Rebecca Dyer from 1982 to 1986, Linda Thompson from 1991 to 2005 and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Yolanda Hadid from 2011 to May 2017.

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Like many others, David Koma has been influenced by the Eighties resurgence that’s been making waves on the catwalks and shop floors alike.
But the London-based designer managed to stand out in his interpretation of the hugely popular decade, making it his own by blending subtle Eighties references — a puff sleeve here, a crystal-embellished zip there — with his signature graphic lines and flair for modernism.
The result was a collection filled with desirable pieces that had the glamour and drama of the past and the sense of ease that speaks to today’s consumer.
Inspired by Helmut Newton’s swimwear photographs, Koma re-created his popular minidresses with curved, sporty necklines and ultra-thin shoulder straps. He also added a generous dose of sparkle with oversize crystals, silver sequins and Plexiglass. Heavy embellishment can be dangerous territory, but by keeping a monochromatic color palette and using the crystals or sequins to create graphic lines, Koma maintained a fresh, modern look.
Among the standouts were a white one-shouldered gown featuring a flashy sequinned side panel that aims to highlight the body, a black-and-white tuxedo dress with puffed silk-organza sleeves and black minidresses mixing graphic cutouts and soft draping.
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David Gordon Green to Direct New 'Friday Night Lights' Movie; Here's Everything We Know

Truth can be just as prolific as fiction. Sure, Star Wars and Tolkien fantasies can spawn countless stories for fans, but there's also always room for another Abraham Lincoln biopic or World War II drama or TV series or movie based specifically on the nonfiction book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream.

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HIGH FLYER: British accessories brand Aspinal of London is on the move with its first airport store — a summer pop-up — open at Heathrow Terminal 5, and a new men’s collection with a retro feel designed with David Gandy.
Both have a travel theme: The pop-up, which opened earlier in April, will be open throughout the summer, offering free gold, silver and blind personalization and selling novelty travel stickers for bags. In May, the embroiderers Hand & Lock will offer personalization for scarves and journals.
Earlier this week, Gandy unveiled a men’s collection called “Aerodrome by David Gandy,” inspired by that great British warplane, the Spitfire.
There are 18 pieces in the collection, including travel bags, briefcases and accessories, all with a vintage feel and details and shapes that nod to the mechanics of the plane. Round locks on the briefcase are meant to resemble firing buttons while zip pulls recall propellers and backpacks resemble those carried by parachuters.
The collection is made from oiled calfskin leather in shades of brown, or in lightweight khaki or navy canvas. Each piece has an Aerodrome K5054 badge.
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The second annual David Lynch Foundation Women of Vision luncheon will honor Stella McCartney and Fern Mallis on May 8. Proceeds from the lunch will go directly toward funding a New York initiative to teach 1,000 women who are survivors of domestic violence to meditate.
Founded in 2005, the David Lunch Foundation works to bring transcendental meditation to people including rape victims, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, inner-city students, homeless and incarcerated adults and juveniles. Since its inception last year, the Women of Vision luncheon benefits women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
McCartney and Mallis will receive humanitarian awards for their contributions to the fashion industry and support of women in need. The jeweler Alex and Ani will sponsor the event; the brand carries a “meditating eye” collection, designed with David Lynch, which donates 20 percent of each purchase to the foundation.
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The upcoming world premiere of ‘Soft Power’ by David Henry Hwang play and lyrics and Jeanine Tesorimusic and additional lyrics will be produced by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre from May 3 through June 10, 2018. Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sam Pinkleton, the opening of ‘Soft Power’ is set for May 16. Following its run at the Ahmanson, ‘Soft Power’ will play San Francisco’s Curran from June 20 through July 8, 2018.
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Gentleman of Style: David Gandy

Model, blogger, pilot: He has done many things, but David Gandy’s claim to fame is mostly due to his looks and style. Meet this Gentleman of Style, voted “Most Stylish Man of 2015” by the British GQ magazine, among many other accolades.

Early Days

Understated in T-shirt and jacket

Understated in T-shirt and jacket

He was born David James Gandy in Billericay, Essex (1980) to upper-middle-class parents who owned properties and companies. In an interview for the British Express, he said, “The best things my parents taught me were… the things I learned when they took us traveling. It’s when my sister and I were educated, really. We were in Africa, South America, the Galapagos and the Amazon rainforest – all around the world  – and we just learned a lot culturally and about differences in the world and different races and cultures. We were very fortunate.”

Studying and Working

A passion for cars

A passion for cars

He tried his hand at many activities before graduating in computing and marketing from the University of Gloucestershire: rugby, tap dancing, and horse riding were a few of his extra-curricular activities. In fact, he wanted to be a veterinary surgeon, but his grades prevented him from this course of studies.

Modeling

The modeling career was actually something unexpected for him. The propellant was his roommate, who entered his name – without his knowledge – in a competition that looked for new faces on a TV show called This Morning. On June 2001, he won the contest, and the prize included a contract with a London agency, Select Model Management. “I didn’t aspire to be a model,” he said in an interview for the UK edition of GQ. “I’ve learned along the way.” In fact, as a teenager, he wore mostly jeans, T-shirts, and jumpers.

On the cover of Men's Fitness

On the cover of Men’s Fitness

He has an imposing figure – 6ft 3in – and well built, and this combination makes him stand out among skinny male models. He goes to the gym five times a week but doesn’t participate in team sports.

The Dolce & Gabbana Ad

Among the brands that had his face in their ads, we find Zara, Gant USA, Hugo Boss, and Carolina Herrera. But his most famous work was for Dolce & Gabbana, beginning in 2006: Mario Testino shot the advertising for the fragrance “Light Blue”, showing David and Marija Vujović. He even showed up on a 50-foot billboard in Times Square.

The Light Blue ad with Anna Jagodzinska

The Light Blue ad with Anna Jagodzinska

The ad had a very strong reaction and David returned to it in 2010, now with Anna Jagodzinska.

"David Gandy" book

“David Gandy” book

Next year, to celebrate the collaboration, Dolce & Gabbana published a coffee table book and hosted events in Milan where David met the public and signed autographs.

He also released his own (paid) iPhone fashion app, “David Gandy Style Guide For Men,” in 2011, with mixed reviews from the public: “This is a well thought out app but it has not been updated for a while. The fashion recommendations are now out of date – winter stock,” wrote one user; “It’s a good start and ideal idea for an app but it needs to be maintained regularly,” said another.

 In a tuxedo at GQ Men of the Year Awards, 2010

In a tuxedo at GQ Men of the Year Awards, 2010

In 2012, he added two brands to his modeling portfolio – Marks & Spencer and Johnnie Walker in its Blue Label version. It seems that he actually enjoys drinking this Scotch, which he calls “the Aston Martin of the whiskey world.”

Cars

Next year, he starred in a short film called “Escapism,” where he drives Jaguar cars such as the C-Type, the XKSS, the E-Type and the new F-Type.

The Marks & Spencer ad

The Marks & Spencer ad

In November 2013, the Marks & Spencer ad campaign was “Magic and Sparkle”, a fairy-tale commercial featuring Gandy, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Helena Bonham Carter.

Gandy and Yasmin Le Bon at the Mille Miglia, 2013

Gandy and Yasmin Le Bon at the Mille Miglia, 2013

The active year of 2013 also saw model David Gandy invited to be one of the drivers in the Mille Miglia regularity car course, a 3-day event that passes through some 200 Italian towns, a Brescia-Rome-Brescia tour, recreating the famous 20th-century race. Gandy drove a 1950 XK120 Jaguar, having the British model Yasmin Le Bon as co-driver. He returned in 2015, now with television presenter Jodie Kidd, driving a different XK120.

Veddy Briddish in wool and turtleneck

“Veddy Briddish” in wool and turtleneck

His passion for cars is very strong and he finally bought his dream auto, a Jaguar XKR-S. He said that “if I could have one car for the rest of my life, this would be it”. He tries to drive it all the time. “My love of motoring was already established by the time I bought my first car, a 1.1 1988 Fiesta Ghia,” he said for the M&S magazine. And if he had to chose the perfect drive, it would be Highway 1 on the California coast. (This author could not agree more; it is a must-see road, with spectacular sunsets.)

Preferences & Style

Preserving the Savile Row style

Preserving the Savile Row style

He takes pride in his British heritage and shuns at his countrymen who go to Abercrombie & Fitch when they have Savile Row as a source of good clothes. He considers Jude Law a good dresser, “mixes contemporary with classical.” By the way, David is fond of vintage accessories, such as old cowboy boots, Dunhill bags, Omega watches.

Wimbledon 2009 with girlfriend Chloe Pridham

Wimbledon 2009 with girlfriend Chloe Pridham

Gandy and his Omega Speedmaster, one of his passions

Gandy and his Omega Speedmaster, one of his passions

His grandfather built clocks, and Gandy says that his passion for watches comes from him to the point of forming a substantial collection. Also as a good Briton, one of his favorite books is The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill, full of quotations and quips from the Old Bulldog.

He grooms with Kiehls (anti-oxidants and anti-wrinkle) because he enjoys the bricks and Harley Davidson look of their stores.

In San Remo, 2009: a relaxed look

In San Remo, 2009: a relaxed look

The fit is the key to his clothes. He likes grey, the Thirties, checkered or windowpane jackets or suits, as well as the relaxed look of a t-shirt (from his Autograph collection with Marks & Spencer) under a blazer or leather jacket. Ties? He goes with Drakes. As for shirts, Emma Willis and Thomas Pink, mostly bespoke, like his suits – one of his tailors is Thom Sweeney.

Contrasting vest

Contrasting vest

He favors matching or contrasting vests in three-piece suits, for they enhance his chest and arms. “There are tailors, and then there is Thom Sweeney. Thom and Luke make suits for some of the most stylish men in London. I can comfortably say that they are the best tailors in London right now,” he said. Colors? “I would stick to neutral colors, such as navy and greys.” He seems quite at ease with double-breasted suits, always with six buttons. Expect a pocket square to be peeking over the edge. Shoes – he believes that a man must buy quality here – are Gucci or Russell & Bromley.

A penchant for brown shoes

A penchant for brown shoes

“One assumption is that if you can dress the part by acquiring an expensive three-piece suit and parting your hair, you’ve somehow earned the right to be classed as a gentleman,” according to Gandy. But he goes on: “A gentleman doesn’t follow fashion. He’s more of an individual, he stands out, with the confidence to go against the grain and without a care for what other people think.” Obviously aware of the sprezzatura concept, he says that “A gentleman … exudes style, effortlessly.”

Hats, quite often

Hats, quite often

He sees himself dressing in a utilitarian way, “similar to how Paul Newman or James Dean would dress”, in a classical Hollywood way, but not leaving the British tailoring style aside. He feels more comfortable in cold climates, for he prefers layering. Besides the famous movie icons cited before, he likes Tom Ford and Alasdair Willis. He has his own blog, even though it is a bit outdated now.

Gandy and Ottaway

Gandy and Ottaway

Signaling that being a fashion model does not automatically make you a fashion expert, Gandy has a trusted image consultant, Joe Ottaway. The head of personal shopping at Selfridges also doubles up as celebrities’ look builder, and Gandy is often seen beside him at fashion events and shows.

His Style Weaknesses

Even with his good looks and taste for bespoke suits, Mr. Gandy isn’t always perfectly attired (like any man, I suppose!). He has a few weaknesses that seem to pop up repeatedly, namely a taste for too-tight jeans (and by that, I mean skin-tight from the waistband to the ankle), light-wash and ripped jeans, low-cut v-neck t-shirts under a suit, and too-tight jacket sleeves. In terms of combining outfits, he has a tendency to take classic upper body combinations (jacket, shirt, tie, and vest, for example) and pair them with the aforementioned too-tight, light wash ripped jeans.

How to Get David Gandy’s Look

  • Be bold, but avoid extremes. Mr. Gandy isn’t afraid to wear bold menswear – wide-brimmed fedoras or double-breasted windowpane suits, for example – but he chooses classic colors muted colors to balance out a bold silhouette.
  • Choose muted colors. You’ll very rarely see Mr. Gandy in colors like red or green. To get his look, stick to gray, navy, blue, and khaki.
  • Keep classics and modern classics separate. When Mr. Gandy looks his best in a suit, the combination usually leans classic or modern, but he doesn’t blend the two. On occasion, he wears more formal pieces with more modern ones (i.e. ripped jeans) but it’s not his strongest fashion statement.
  • Wear three-piece suits. 
  • Pick a signature collar. Mr. Gandy seems to favor two very different collars: a long button-down collar, and a short, classic spread collar.
  • Wear your 6×2 as a 6×1, on the middle button. It’s a signature of his that he buttons his double-breasted jackets only on the middle button.
  • Hem pants with a full break. It’s not our preference, but Mr. Gandy prefers a bit more length in his pants.
  • Layer up. Mr. Gandy is fond of layering with jackets, vests, cardigans, and overcoats.
  • Embrace winter…because you get to wear ALL the classic pieces in your closet. Many of Mr. Gandy’s most stylish photos show him in the cooler months of the year, wearing the full kit: an overcoat, a fedora, a scarf, a three-piece suit, and gloves.
  • Choose a signature pose. Mr. Gandy is a model, so it’s not surprising that he knows how to pose for pictures. His trademark seems to be keeping one or both of his hands in his pockets.
  • Grown a scruffy beard. Mr. Gandy’s facial hair falls somewhere between a distinct beard and a few days of growth, which seems to be a deliberate choice.

Accolades

At a Glamour magazine event

At a Glamour magazine event

The Spanish magazine Glamour named him “Most Beautiful International Male Face” in 2008. He was the first male model nominated for “Model of the Year” by the British Fashion Council in 2010; in 2011, ShortList named him “Face of Today”. The BFC nominated him again in 2012, the same year in which he was voted one of “The Sexiest Men” by the readers of Glamour. In October 2013, he was placed second as “The World’s Top-Earning Male Models of 2013” by Forbes magazine. Next year, the Spanish GQ named Gandy “Model of the Year” at their Men of the Year Awards 2014 in Madrid. In December, Harper’s Bazaar included him in their list of “Best Dressed Men of 2014”.

Tieless at the première of "Prince of Persia"

Tieless at the première of “Prince of Persia”

Debrett’s – a publication best known for their coverage of British peerage – included David Gandy on a list of “500 Most Influential People in Britain” in 2015 and in 2016. On the same year, MTV had him as one of the “50 Sexiest Men Alive”, and the British GQ named Gandy “Most Stylish Man of 2015”.

Conclusion

Double-breasted suit

Double-breasted suit

Some may argue – and rightly so – that it must not be so difficult to be a top fashion icon if you have the physical built and looks like David Gandy. However, as he says, what matters is your attitude, stance and the way you put your style together. So, if you like Gandy style, try finding staple pieces such as a nice leather jacket, a double-breasted suit, good shoes (brown and black will be enough), a couple of hats (fedora and driving cap), t-shirts, all with a fitted cut. Make your best characteristics stand out. Oh, and don’t mind an occasional stubble. You may not have Gandy’s DNA, but you can benefit from his tips. How would you put your look together here?


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Rock singer and former American IdolDavid Cookjust madehis Broadway debut as Charlie Price inKinky Boots,playing a limited run through Saturday, May 5, 2018. Cook, who just released his brand new EP Chromance, succeedsJake Shears. Check out photos from his first curtain call below
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David Levin to Retire as DXL Chief as Losses Grow

David Levin, the longtime president and chief executive officer of Destination XL Group Inc., will retire by the end of this year.
Heidrick & Struggles has been retained to search for a successor to helm the country’s largest big and tall men’s retailer. Candidates from within and outside the company will be considered. Levin, 66, has said he will be available to provide support during the transition period.
The company made the announcement at the same time it reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $ 3.3 million, compared to net income of $ 1.8 million in the same period last year, despite a sales increase of 9.5 percent to $ 135.5 million. On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted earnings before income, taxes, depreciation and amortization fell to $ 5 million from $ 10.8 million.
For the fiscal year, the company’s net loss grew to $ 18.8 million from a loss of $ 2.3 million a year ago, on a sales increase of 3.7 percent to $ 468 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the year fell to $ 17.1 million from $ 31.6 million.
Comparable-store sales increased 4.3 percent in the quarter and only 0.9 percent for the year.
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Strictly Come Dancing fans beg David Ginola to sign up for show as they swoon over his Sports Relief performance

STRICTLY Come Dancing fans begged footballer David Ginola to sign up for the show after swooning over his performance on Sports Relief.

The ex footballer performed with pro Anya Garnis on a special segment of tonight’s charity telethon.

Sports Relief fans begged David Ginola to sign up for Strictly after swooning at his performance on the telethon
Sports Relief fans begged David Ginola to sign up for Strictly after swooning at his performance on the telethon
David strutted his stuff on the Sports Relief stage
David strutted his stuff on the Sports Relief stage

As David previously appeared on the French version of Strictly, fans were hoping he’ll catch the dancing bug again.

One fan wrote: “Oh I do hope this means @teamginola is joining @bbcstrictly this year. #SportsRelief.”

The French sportsman‘s female fans were swooning over his turn on the dance floor with one fan tweeting: “@teamginola still has it.”

A second viewer chimed in: “David Ginola is still gorgeous looking,” while a third said: “David Ginola just gets better.”

David has previously appeared on the French version of strictly
David has previously appeared on the French version of Strictly

David took part in a Strictly special alongside Alex Scott and Chris Kamara, as they boogied away to New Order’s World In Motion.

Fans were delighted when John Barnes turned up in the middle of the dancing to perform the famous rap live.

But although David put his best foot forward, judges Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel-Horwood declared Arsenal ladies star Alex Scott the  winner.


Meanwhile Chris Kamara and his partner Karren Clifton didn’t impress the judges with Craig telling them: “It was a complete dance disaster, I’m afraid.

The lift landed really badly. Apart from that, darling, it was perfect.”

Bruno Tonioli, meanwhile, told David: “That je ne sais quoi. That charming savoir faire makes it always cha-cha-charming.

“Even if the dance was a salsa, somehow it worked to your advantage.”

David, now 51, has aged very well according to fans
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David Bowie, Malia Obama, and Robert De Niro are among the thousands of creditors who are owed money by The Weinstein Company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week following the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. However, it has been revealed harassment victims may get nothing from the troubled corporation.

An exhaustive 394-page list of creditors has been published as part of the company’s filings.

The list includes dozens of A-list stars such as Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Lawrence, Seth Rogen, and Heidi Klum.

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Alex Jones desperately wants to debate a teenage survivor of the mass shooting that left 17 people dead earlier this month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Over the weekend, conspiracy site Infowars published a video titled “David Hogg Can’t Remember His Lines in TV Interview,” which suggested without evidence that 17-year-old student David Hogg was a “crisis actor,” or someone paid to play a victim in emergency-response drills.

Hogg, one of the most telegenic survivors of the shooting, has been outspoken in his calls for gun control, making him the subject of criticism from the right and numerous sinister conspiracy theories from the uglier corners of the internet.

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Michael Kors Collaborates With Artist David Downton for Special Capsule

THE ART OF THE SKETCH: Michael Kors has teamed with renowned fashion artist David Downton on a special capsule collection. The designs will be shown at the Michael Kors runway show at the Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center Wednesday at 10 a.m. The capsule will hit stores this fall.
While additional details weren’t divulged, it is believed that the illustrations will appear on handbags.
In 1966, Downton was commissioned to draw at the Paris couture by a Sunday supplement and since then his illustrated reports from the shows have appeared in such publications as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and The New York Times. His commercial client list includes Chanel, Dior, Tiffany & Co., Topshop, Joyce Hong Kong, Harrods, Estée Lauder and the V&A Museum. He has also produced portraits of some celebrities including Cate Blanchett, Dita Von Teese, Catherine Deneuve and Linda Evangelista.
“This is our first collaboration with an artist for Michael Kors Collection, and it is very personal. David captures people’s essence and style without feeling the need to draw every detail about them — it’s the magic of a great illustrator,” Kors said.

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The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones may still be over a year away, but that isn’t stopping creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss from lining up new projects to tackle following the show’s conclusion — specifically ones that require a trip to a whole new galaxy.

Lucasfilm announced on Tuesday that the famed showrunner duo is set to write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies that will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the previously announced Rian Johnson-helmed trilogy.

However, the pair is clearly aware what Thrones fans think their priority should be right now. “In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”


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The Real Story Behind the Waco Siege: Who Were David Koresh and the Branch Davidians?

The standoff between federal agents and the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas, dominated headlines for months. The siege left 75 people – including children – dead and changed the way some Americans felt about the federal government.

On Feb. 28, 1993, federal law enforcement agents came face-to-face with the Branch Davidians, a controversial group whose followers described themselves as “students of the Bible,” outside the Mount Carmel compound, where about 130 of them lived.

The agents were attempting to arrest leader David Koresh and raid the group’s 77-acre complex when they began to exchange heavy gunfire at the site. By the end of the shootout, four agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and six Branch Davidians were dead.

The failed operation then turned into a 51-day standoff. During that time, Koresh and most of his followers had refused to leave the compound, which was surrounded by tanks, armored vehicles and more than 600 federal agents. The standoff ended when a fire engulfed the complex on April 19, 1993. Only nine people inside survived. Critics called what happened a Waco a massacre.

The series of events, which gripped the nation two decades ago, is now the focus of Paramount Network’s WACO, a six-part television miniseries that premieres Wednesday.

Here’s what to know about the Waco siege.

Who was David Koresh?

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Elizabeth Baranyai/Sygma via Getty ImagesVernon Wayne Howell, known as David Koresh, his wife Rachel, and their son Cyrus in front of their house

David Koresh, born Vernon Howell, was the charismatic leader of the Branch Davidians, taking over control in 1987 after the death of the group’s predecessor, according to FBI records. Koresh had extensive knowledge of the Bible, believed he could speak to God and prophesized about the Second Coming of Christ as well as the imminent end of the world. Authorities said he successfully converted more than 100 people and convinced them to live in his secluded compound near Waco after preaching his teachings throughout the U.S., Israel, Australia and Great Britain. Koresh was considered a highly controversial figure – not least because he used his position in the group to have sex with multiple wives, including, according to the FBI, girls as young as 10.

What started the Waco standoff?

Federal authorities had evidence to suggest Koresh was collecting a cache of weapons inside the Mount Carmel complex. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms believed the community had nearly 250 weapons, including semi-automatic rifles, assault rifles, shotguns, revolvers, pistols and hundreds of grenades, records show.

The ATF wanted to arrest Koresh for unlawful possession of a destructive device and search the 77-acre compound. Officials said the Branch Davidians opened fire on the ATF agents first — a claim which surviving members of the religious community deny to this day. When the gunfight ended, there were 10 total casualties in total. The remaining 62 adults and 21 children, who refused to leave the Mount Carmel compound, then began their standoff with the government.

How did the Waco standoff end?

During the 51-day standoff, the FBI was able to secure the release of 44 people, according to the agency’s records. Koresh had 117 conversations with FBI negotiators that lasted about 60 hours, authorities said. But negotiations stalled when Koresh delayed his surrender, and tensions heightened on April 19, 1993 when the FBI began moving their tanks closer to the complex and throwing tear gas inside. Amid the chaos, a fire erupted and engulfed the building.

Koresh was among the 75 people found dead in the aftermath of the blaze. Many of the deceased had fatal gunshot wounds to the head, chest and face, authorities said. Koresh had a gunshot wound in the middle of his forehead. Among those killed were a 3-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed in the chest and two other minors who suffered fatal blows to the head, according to the FBI.

David Thibodeau, one of only nine Branch Davidian members to survive the fire, told TIME in a recent interview that he believes the dead Branch Davidians were shot by the FBI. (The FBI claims no law enforcement officer had fired a single bullet since the initial shootout.) Thibodeau said it’s also likely some of the Branch Davidians may have shot each other to prevent a slower, more painful death in the fire.

Who started the fire?

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Time Life Pictures—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesOverhead of smoking fire consuming David Koresh-led Branch Davidian cult compound

The fire erupted from three separate locations inside the compound, according to the FBI. Who caused the fire has remained a point of contention, although an independent arson investigation concluded the fire was started from within the building. The FBI claims the people inside the complex deliberately started the flames, while the Branch Davidians argue the FBI was behind the blaze. Thibodeau said he firmly believes nobody inside the complex would have started the flames.

In a lengthy report relaying the Waco events, the Justice Department said the 51-day standoff at the Branch Davidian compound was “unprecedented in the annals of American law enforcement.” “Never before have so many heavily armed and totally committed individuals barricaded themselves in a fortified compound in a direct challenge to lawful federal warrants,” the report said.

The high-profile event captivated Americans and national media outlets as it unfolded during the seven weeks and in the years following.

“The sun didn’t blacken, nor the moon turn red, but the world did come to an end, just as their prophet had promised,” TIME’s Nancy Gibbs wrote at the time.

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Jennifer Hudson Police Report Details Domestic Violence Claims Against David Otunga: ‘Don’t Have My Son Around Your F*cking Boyfriend’

Now that Jennifer Hudson’s ex-fiancé David Otunga has been cleared of domestic violence charges, her police report has been released and it contains great detail of her allegations.

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She told cops in the early hours of November 16 she and Otunga were arguing over where their son, David Jr., would sleep that night. She said they had been arguing earlier in the evening because he was upset that David Jr. was at a recording studio with her and a producer who David claimed was her new boyfriend. She says David said, “Don’t have my son around your f***ing boyfriend,” adding he would come to the studio to “f*** him up.”

Jennifer — who denies the producer was her boyfriend — claimed during the argument David picked up their son, said “I’m not leaving” and took David Jr. upstairs to a bathroom. She followed and she claims he pushed her with both hands to shove her out of the bathroom. She claims she stumbled backward and yelled for her security guard. The guard says he never heard her call for him.

David has vehemently denied laying a hand on her.

The police report also references an incident in April 2017, in which Jennifer claims she went into their kitchen to find David sitting next to a gun and staring ominously at her. She concedes he told her it was a toy gun and removed it from the house.

Jennifer got a restraining order the day after the bathroom incident forcing David out of the family home. She has since dropped the restraining order and they have struck a temporary custody agreement.

We don’t know what happened in their home, but what we do know is that this incident isn’t outside of the realm of possibility.

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Michelangelo’s David performed double duty Tuesday night in Florence when the iconic marble sculpture was the backdrop for an innovative — and striking — video installation.
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The installation featured 10 of the mill’s fabrics that were projected on the wall behind — and then directly onto — the 17-foot-tall statue.
Following the seven-minute installation, guests were treated to cocktails and small bites at the Galleria dell’Accademia.

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David Cassidy’s Last Words Are Shared by His Daughter

Katie Cassidy shared her father David Cassidy’s last words on Twitter Friday afternoon.

“Words cant express the solace our family’s received from all the love & support during this trying time. My father’s last words were ‘So much wasted time’. This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute….thank you,” Katie Cassidy tweeted.

David Cassidy died at the age of 67 Tuesday. The Partridge Family member was suffering from dementia and was in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hospital due to organ failure at the time of his death.

“David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years,” a statement from his family said.

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NEW MOUTH TO FEED: David Lauren, vice chairman and chief innovation officer of Ralph Lauren Corp., and his wife, Lauren Bush Lauren, founder and chief executive officer of Feed, are expecting their second child in May.
Both revealed that they were expecting another child on their Instagram feeds on Thanksgiving.
The Laurens, who married in 2011, have a two-year-old son, James.
In Lauren Bush Lauren’s Instagram post featuring a photo of their son, she wrote: “Feeling very grateful for my family, my friends, my work. Feeling extra gratitude for this little boy and to be adding another cub to our tribe next May.”
The new baby will bring the total number of grandchildren for Ralph Lauren to four.

 

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Sen. Al Franken has been cut out of a TV special honoring comedian David Letterman following an accusation by a former model and Los Angeles radio news host that he kissed and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, according to a report. The Minnesota Democrat filmed the PBS special “David Letterman: The Mark…
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David Cassidy in Critical Condition, ‘Hoping for a Liver Transplant’

David Cassidy is currently in critical condition and suffering from organ failure in a Florida hospital, Us Weekly can confirm.

The Partridge Family alum’s health has deteriorated since being rushed to the hospital three days ago. “He is currently conscious and surrounded by family,” his rep told Us on Saturday, November 18.

A source tells Us Weekly exclusively that the former teen heartthrob is suffering from kidney and liver failure.

“He is hoping and waiting for a liver transplant, if he happens to get one in time, the prognosis is still up in the air,” the source told Us. “His son, ex-wife Sue and brother Patrick are there now. One of his brothers are en route.”

“He was in an induced coma, but as of right now is conscious. He is on pain medication to keep him comfortable. He is in out of consciousness,” the source added. “He is receiving an outpouring of support and everyone is praying for his recovery.”

Cassidy, 67, became a ’70s pop culture idol while starring as Keith Partridge on the beloved musical sitcom. In February 2017, Us Weekly reported that Cassidy was battling dementia. Earlier that month, he had forgotten the lyrics to one of his hits and almost fell off the stage while performing in California at what he called his “last show.”

In his first interview after revealing his devastating diagnosis, Cassidy — whose mother, Evelyn Ward, battled dementia — became emotional, telling Dr. Phil, “When friends of yours or family members begin to say to you, ‘Remember, I just told you this two days ago,’ and there’s no memory of it, that’s when I began to be very concerned.”

The former Celebrity Apprentice contestant has been open about his battle with substance abuse. He was arrested for DUIs in 2010, 2013 and 2014, and also charged in September 2015 for a hit and run incident.


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Jennifer Hudson is dreaming when she says she’s the primary caregiver of 8-year-old David Jr., and she’s lying when she says her baby daddy was physically abusive … so says baby daddy David Otunga. Otunga’s lawyer sent a statement to TMZ, in which…

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Just as pop singing wasn't the same after Elvis or the guitar didn't recover after Hendrix, neither was rock orchestration the same after Paul Buckmaster, the half-British, half-Italian string arranger who died Tuesday at age 71 of undisclosed causes. Even if his name doesn't ring any bells (or, more appropriately, triangles), the records Buckmaster arranged and orchestrated will. Starting

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TV legend Sir David Attenborough reveals he wants to keep presenting past his 100th birthday — despite being on television for the past 65 years

TELLY legend Sir David Attenborough is planning to carry on broadcasting past his 100th birthday.

The 91-year-old is not considering retirement with a packed schedule of nature documentaries on the way.

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His new series Blue Planet 2 hits our screens on Sunday. Sir David said: “I see no reason whatsoever why I can’t live past 100.

“Earth has enough wonders to make more than three Planet Earth series.”

He also has films prepared on ants, extinct sea-dragons, eggs and the elephant that inspired Disney film Dumbo. He added: “The beauty of natural history programmes is they can appeal across all ages and all conditions and people can take out of it their own particular interests.”

Sir David has already spent 65 years on TV. He has journeyed to some of the most remote parts of the planet, come face-to-face with cannibals and spent time with a colony of gorillas.

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“Congratulations, David! Your best days are ahead of you.”

That was the first text message I received after returning to the locker room when the team I play for, the Golden State Warriors, won the 2017 NBA Championship. It was from Jerome Ringo, founder and chairman of Zoetic Global. It may seem weird that I had just won a championship, and someone was saying my best days were ahead of me. But he was right. Let me explain.

During the summer of 2016, by chance, I bumped into Jerome in a hotel elevator in Ghana following my annual basketball camps in Africa. Jerome is an internationally recognized thought leader on global environmental issues and clean energy. He has led two of the largest environmental organizations in the world including the National Wildlife Federation and the Apollo Alliance. He notably served as an advisor to former Vice President Al Gore for the Climate Alliance and also appeared in the Academy Award-Winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. So in other words, he’s legit.

After years of advocacy work, Jerome founded the clean energy company Zoetic Global, with the goal of directly addressing issues of global energy security by bringing technology solutions to leaders in the developing world.

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We refer to that elevator run-in as the “divine meeting.” In those few moments, I felt compelled to share with him a heart-breaking story that had weighed heavily on me for some time. A young soccer player who I had the pleasure of meeting during one of my trips to Ghana suffered a stress-fracture in his foot and ultimately lost his life due to an inadequate amount of electricity at local hospitals. What appeared to be a friendly conversation between two strangers changed my life forever.

It was then that I discovered a new purpose and mission for my career. I have always used basketball as a tool to reach and educate young people. Now I wanted to use the game to educate and bring awareness about the lack of access to energy and clean water in Africa and other countries around the world. I wanted to engage the next generation of world leaders to help provoke change in the future.

I found out that a staggering 1.2 billion people on the planet live each day without access to electricity. 600 million of those individuals reside in the countries of Africa alone. In 2016, I made an initial investment into Zoetic’s Series A round for $ 250,000 and it felt like one of the smartest things I could do with my money right now. The investment was long-term and gave me the ability to participate in the expansion of renewable energy globally, providing me with the opportunity to learn, participate and build my knowledge of renewables, project development, finance and global business development.

Counting more than fifteen years in the NBA and playing in more than 1,000 games, I have been privileged to experience many memorable moments under the bright lights of arenas around the world. A simple flip of a light switch, a luxury that we as Americans so often take for granted, has provided much of the world’s population, including my teammates and I, the opportunity to pursue our dreams.

During the 2017 off-season, I traveled to Africa several times to speak with heads of state, meet the President of Ghana and the Ministers of Energy and Sport and continued to host basketball clinics for the youth of Ghana and Mozambique. Because that $ 250,000 isn’t enough. Today, I am proud to say that I serve on the corporate advisory board for Zoetic Global as an ambassador and brand developer for strategic outreach and brand development.

Each day, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to have the opportunity to combine two of my passions to help improve the daily lives of people all over the world. I may not know how many minutes I have left to play in the NBA, but I do know that every time I step on the court, it’s for a cause bigger than me.

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Craig David On His Unstoppable Rise As One Of Britain’s Biggest Black Music Stars

Craig David spoke his career into existence when he titled his debut album “Born To Do It.”

The British-born singer came on the scene in 2000 with a soulful single titled “7 Days,” breaking into the booming R&B era of the early aughts with a song that carried the smooth melodies and sensual lyrics that defined the genre at the time. His second single, “Fill Me In,” which came with a faster tempo, dropped shortly after to much fanfare.  

With the release of several other bangers like “Walking Away” and “Rendezvous,” David’s popularity rapidly grew. Although he was just 18 years old when his first album dropped, he proved that he had the appeal to quickly amass a legion of fans worldwide while selling millions of records.

Within months of the album’s debut, David had become a superstar ― and over the years, he has effectively cemented his status as one of Britain’s biggest black music stars. 

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David’s debut album was a powerful and well-executed project that truly catapulted his career, which has spanned nearly two decades, six studio albums, countless collaborations and endless sold-out shows in cities across the world.

The singer, who was based in the U.K. throughout much of his life, was named the 2017 British Male Solo Artist for the influence of his latest album, “Following My Intuition.” Now, he splits his time between England and Miami, traveling to perform at packed venues and build better connections with audiences around the globe. In light of June being Black Music Month, HuffPost spoke to the star during his recent tour stop in New York about his evolution over the years and just how much of a roller coaster ride his journey to success has been.

“The ride I’ve been on has been amazing because there’s been a lot of character-building,” David told HuffPost in an interview at the New York office for Sony, his record label. “What are you really doing this for and where are you going? You ask those questions and when you answer them honestly, I realize that the only thing I ever really loved is being in the studio and making music and going out and performing and positively impacting people’s lives.”

For David, life is all about the journey and the experiences that build the memories, connections and foundation that help to define who he is ― and, perhaps more importantly, who he wants to become. 

“It used to be about getting from one place to the destination and always looking for the next thing ― which is great, that’s drive and passion for what you do,” he said. “But one thing I’ve learned over the last 16 years is that it’s about the journey. It’s OK to have the goals, but what was fun was leading toward it.” 

David’s journey has indeed been a remarkable one ― but he said his success is simply a result of him learning to listen to his heart and better believe in his abilities to provide unforgettable musical experiences. This new approach led him to title his latest album “Following My Intuition.” The 18-track album was released last September and boasts a repertoire of songs that reflect various styles of music like pop, garage and EDM. There are upbeat singles like “16,” featuring Justin Beiber, which mashes together his classic hit “Fill Me In” with “Where Are Ü Now.” And then there are soothing numbers like “Got It Good” with music star Kaytranada. 

While many of the songs are a departure from the slower-paced R&B ballads he was known for on his first album, David said he enjoys the process of experimenting with and evolving his musical style by exploring new songs with new artists and identifying new ways to express himself. Whatever the case, staying true to himself remains his top priority.

“Authenticity comes up to me as being the key to everything that I’m experiencing now and maybe in the earlier parts of my career, which was a very dynamic moment,” he said. “It’s been a roller coaster ride … but it’s all come down to authenticity. It’s like as soon as I start to follow my intuition ― yes, that is a pun ― that’s when it all started to happen.”

“[Growing up] I was exposed to a lot of R&B, a lot of hip-hop, a lot of dance, I was hearing this mix of music, I was very aware,” he added, going on to explain what makes “Following My Intuition” so special for him: “When I made the album, it connected on such a level that I never expected.”

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David’s deep love for music also led him to dabble in DJ’ing, which he said has always been a passion of his. In fact, he frequently hosted lavish personal parties at his mansion in Miami, which quickly drew plenty of buzz and helped to establish his early start as a DJ. He has since mastered the skill of DJing to create TS5, a stage name he established for himself in 2013 for all of his live sets and singing performances.  

“TS5 is an experience,” he said. “It’s everything I’ve learned in the last 16 years as a life performer, all encapsulated with what I learned when I was doing vinyl mixing in clubs back before I released ‘Born To Do It.’”

TS5 is now a large component of David’s presence at his concerts. He DJs and sings at the same time, and opts to use a “very simplified situation” in regard to performance equipment. There are no dancers or elaborate stage props ― merely a small DJ booth and a mic ― making for a much more intimate and personal experience.  

“It’s very hands-on and my thing is not to stay behind the booth, but to come out of the booth,” he said. “It’s a performance, a live performance and an open format of what I’m gonna play. I want to keep your attention for every single minute I’m on that stage.”  

“I want to give 110 percent onstage,” he added. “I just feel like I want to give everything on that stage and in the studio. No regrets, no would’ve, could’ve, should’ve, I’ve got to give it everything.” 

I attended his show that evening following the interview, and David delivered on his word. By mixing his own vocals, songs and instrumentals with classic throwback songs from artists like Whitney Houston and TLC, David dominates onstage and does not disappoint. And if selling back-to-back sold-out shows isn’t any indication of his current success as a performer, simply check out a clip from a recent show and note the rousing crowd reaction:

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David said he wouldn’t be the artist he is today if it weren’t for the influences from classic R&B legends including Boyz II Men and R. Kelly. He also credits rappers like Biggie, Big Pun and Tupac for the inspiration they have given him. As for more contemporary artists he admires, David mentioned Drake ― and while he notes that “a lot of people compare me to him,” he said he’s “never seen it like a competition.”

David did admit, however, that he has his sights set on building more traction with American fans and expanding his exposure in cities around the country. This year alone, he has already sold out several shows in the States and is returning in October for more performances.

“I’m coming for you, Miami, I’m coming for you, Madison Square Garden,” he said with confidence ― and if his unstoppable rise so far is any indication, David only has more dreams to accomplish. 

“I know, first hand, that when I do something and I actually have conviction with it and I just go, special things happen,” he said. “It’s a force to be reckoned with when you speak on it, act on it and you keep it going.”

“You’ve got to follow your intuition,” I said, to which he replied with a smile: “You know the drill.”

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James Corden Roasts David Beckham For Matching Outfits With Posh

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On his show this week, the comedian busted out a throwback photo series of David and his wife Victoria Beckham in coordinating outfits, in anticipation of the couple’s 18th wedding anniversary next month.

Corden was a merciless fashion cop, poking fun at the matching purple ensembles the couple wore on their wedding day in 1999.

He also had choice words for some some revealing pants-and-top combos they sported on the red carpet two years later.

Beckham refused to apologize for the duo’s outfits of yore.

“I’m not saying I regret them because at the time, it felt right,” he told Corden. “Now, I’m not so sure.”

See some of the pair’s highlights ― or are they lowlights? ― below and in the video above.

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“Bones” is coming to an end after 12 meaty seasons, but according to the show’s star David Boreanaz, there’s still a lot of excitement to come. 

The actor, who has been playing FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth since 2005, said that we should expect to witness some unexpected deaths in the final four episodes.

“I will say that some characters have been killed off, maybe some more, I don’t know. I know someone may get shot and hurt and injured … maybe me, possibly,” Boreanaz told The Huffington Post during a Build Series interview on Monday, teasing that his character could be in trouble.

“I think it’s done in a way that is open to the audience and the fans to say thank you for these 12 seasons,” he continued, “but also there’s hope for a possibility of a reunion or something of that nature down the line, which I would never say no to depending upon what it would be like and how it would be set up. But it’s a well-presented kind of ending and it ends, I’ll say, where it began.”

Boreanaz is feeling bittersweet about the conclusion of the beloved Fox show, admitting that saying goodbye to the crew and his co-stars was “very emotional.” 

“It’s a family environment,” he said. “I was fortunate to be on a show for that many years and it’s the cast and the crew that you really have this family-oriented relationship with. So it was tough [to say goodbye] and I think it became tougher as the weeks went on after the show was over for me. Going through this kind of decompression and walking around like, ‘How many pillows can I arrange here at home?’ And ‘How can I drive my family crazy before they say, “Go back to work! Do something!”?’”

Boreanaz is taking a break for a while, but said he enjoys working on television ― acting, producing and directing ― and hopes to find a new project to sink his teeth into. (You know, because we’re talking Angel here.)

“To get involved into a series again, which may happen, it has to be right and it has to be the character that I kind of respond to,” Boreanaz said. “I remember reading ‘Bones’ and being so intrigued by the character and by its relevance to ‘Romancing the Stone,’ the movie, and the connection those two characters had and the give and the take and the back and the forth, and the humor that could be created while solving crimes. Then you add the beautiful Ms. [Emily] Deschanel and it’s like a perfect lightning-in-a-bottle combination ― I was just very lucky to have that.”

“So instead of chasing certain things like that,” he concluded, “I just want to lay back and see how it goes.” 

Watch the full Build Series interview with David Boreanaz below, and catch a new “Bones” episode on Tuesday, March 7, at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. 

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