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Mel B Downplays Her Claims That She Had Sex With Fellow Spice Girl Geri

Did 2 become 1 or not? One day after Melanie “Mel B” Brown claimed she had sex with Spice Girls bandmate Geri Halliwell, the former America’s Got Talent judge downplayed the situation.

“It wasn’t, like, a big deal,” the “For Once in My Life” singer, 43, said on British radio show 2Day FM Breakfast with Grant, Ed & Ash on Tuesday, March 26. “We’ve known each other for 20-plus years. It was just one of those things that happened one night,” she said, adding that she “didn’t go into detail about it at all.”

The Catch a Fire author, who noted that she’s been in contact with Halliwell, 46, twice since her comments made headlines, continued: “I just said it was, like, a little thing and we giggled about it the next day and that’s that. … I just admitted we had a little bit of a thing back in the day at one time. And that’s it.”

Mel B (a.k.a. Scary Spice) addressed her rumored relationship with the redheaded songstress (a.k.a. Ginger Spice) during an appearance on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

“You were coming here to be brutally honest. … Did or didn’t you [sleep] with Geri Halliwell?” the host, 53, asked Mel in a sneak peek shared by Good Morning Britain on Monday, March 25.

While the musician initially played coy, telling Morgan that all of the women in the band — which includes Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Melanie “Mel C” Chisholm (Sporty Spice) and, previously, Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) — “slept in a bed together, but not like that,” she nodded her head in agreement after he asked again.

“She’s going to hate me for this because she’s so posh in her country house with her husband,” Mel B said after her acknowledgement. (Halliwell has been married to motorsport racer Christian Horner since 2015. The pair share 2-year-old son Montague.)

So far, the former Australia’s Got Talent judge has not publicly commented on the claims, but a source exclusively told Us Weekly that “nothing actually happened between Mel and Geri.”

“This is all just a bit of silliness and Mel got carried away in the moment with Piers,” the insider added.

Mel B and Halliwell, along with Mel C, 45, and Bunton, 43, are tapped to hit the road together for the first time since they took the stage during the 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremonies. The 13-date tour kicks off in Dublin on May 24. Beckham, 44, is not scheduled to join the group for any of the performances.

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Maren Morris: No Longer a ‘Girl,’ Fully a Record-Breaking, Genre-Blurring Woman

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With her sophomore album Girl, Maren Morris broke the record this month for the highest number of streams by a female country artist in the first week of release. The new number: nearly 24 million.

“It was certainly a shock,” Morris tells The Daily Beast, though she doesn’t exactly sound surprised. But as she continues, it becomes clear this was a big deal. “Breaking that record proves to myself, the industry and my label that you don’t have to choose between the critical acclaim side of a career and the commercial aspect.”

For an artist as successful as Morris, it is surprising she felt conflicted—or rather, expected to feel at odds—with her career. First gaining critical acclaim and a Grammy for her debut album Hero, Morris reached crossover success just a year and a half later with the song of 2018, “The Middle.” The contagious track featuring Zedd and Grey was heard as often on the radio as it still is in the aisles of Target.

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With her sophomore album Girl, Maren Morris broke the record this month for the highest number of streams by a female country artist in the first week of release. The new number: nearly 24 million.

“It was certainly a shock,” Morris tells The Daily Beast, though she doesn’t exactly sound surprised. But as she continues, it becomes clear this was a big deal. “Breaking that record proves to myself, the industry and my label that you don’t have to choose between the critical acclaim side of a career and the commercial aspect.”

For an artist as successful as Morris, it is surprising she felt conflicted—or rather, expected to feel at odds—with her career. First gaining critical acclaim and a Grammy for her debut album Hero, Morris reached crossover success just a year and a half later with the song of 2018, “The Middle.” The contagious track featuring Zedd and Grey was heard as often on the radio as it still is in the aisles of Target.

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‘Teen Mom 2’: Leah Messer’s Daughter, 6, Admitted To The Hospital: ‘Keep Our Girl In Your Prayers’

Despite being hospitalized, Leah Messer revealed that her ‘sick’ daughter, Adalynn Faith, is still cracking everyone up in the ER. But the ‘Teen Mom’ star also got serious as she shared what’s ailing her little one.

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R. Kelly Accused Having Sex With 13-Yr-Old Girl And Giving Her Herpes

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Lord have mercy! Here we go with more bad news about R. Kelly.

Reports coming out of Detroit say authorities there are accusing the singer of having sex with a girl when she 13-year-old. Not only that, but he’s said to have eventually given her herpes.

Detectives in Detroit are looking into the new allegation against the embattled R&B star, who is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Chicago, according to CBS 2.

The sex happened in 2001 says the victim, now 30. She went on to explain that Kelly, 52, first had sex at a hotel in Detroit on Dec. 30, 2001, and then at the singer’s recording studio (in Detroit) a few weeks later.

Four years would go by while the woman visited Kelly at his residence in Atlanta, which is where he allegedly passed the sexually transmitted virus on to her.

The as yet unnamed woman is not living in Michigan at this time, but detectives reportedly plan to fly her in for an interview.

“We are eagerly waiting to speak to the alleged victim,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig told the outlet.

Speaking of herpes and R. Kelly, a 21-year-old woman named Faith Rodgers filed a lawsuit against the singer in New York Supreme Court earlier this year, claiming he sexually assaulted her when she was 19 and gave her herpes.

Three of Kelly’s alleged victims in Chicago were under the age of 17 at the time of the alleged abuse.

Enveloped in trouble, Kelly was out on bond on those charges until Wednesday (03-06-19), when he was taken into custody for failing to pay $ 161,000 in child support.

Of course the whole world knows how he forcefully and angrily denied the sex abuse charges in an interview on “CBS This Morning” that aired Wednesday. He has pleaded not guilty.

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Kamala Harris Addresses Criticism, Black Girl Magic, And More at Women of Power Summit

In a room packed with nearly 1,500 black women, Sen. Kamala Harris took the stage at the 2019 Women of Power Summit, opening up about her multicultural upbringing, run for president, and black girl magic during a fireside chat with media personality Star Jones. The Democratic senator walked out with a wide radiant smile and was greeted by a warm and excited audience as Shanice’s 1991 hit “I Love Your your Smile” befittingly played in the background.

Harris was one of several high profile speakers that headlined the BLACK ENTERPRISE Women of Power Summit, an annual three-day leadership conference designed for professional women of color. Others included Stacey Abrams, Valerie Jarret, Dallas Maverick CEO Cynt Marshall, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, and Chaka Khan, who was honored at the summit’s legacy awards gala.

During her session, which took place Friday morning at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Harris described herself as a “joyful warrior” and talked about her plan to reform the country should she win the White House next year. The underlying tone of her message was optimistic, yet realistic about the harsh realities the country faces. The two-term senator also kept it real about what it means to be a black woman.

Here are nine sistergirl moments Harris shared at the conference.

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An Ode To Howard University

Harris, who launched her presidential campaign on Dr. Martin Luther King Day, credited her success to two things: her family and education at Howard University.

“You’re in an environment that … tells you that you can be great and you will be given the resources and the expectation to achieve that, and the only thing standing in the way of your success will be you,” she said of her alma mater. “It teaches you as a young black woman or man that you don’t have to be limited by other people’s perceptions of who you are, that you come from great people, [and] stand on shoulders of those who came before us.”

The Power of Sisterhood

The California official talked about the support she gets as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and recently seeing so many of her sorors during her visit to Howard University last week. That prompted the sorors in the room to erupt with skee-wees and raise their pinkies high.

“There is great power that comes with the sisterhood,” said Harris. “The word support undervalues the significance of it, but it is the thing that keeps you going. I would not have been able to accomplish what I have in my career and in my life without my actual sister and my chosen sisters. There is no way I’d be where I am today.”

Defying Expectation

Like many black women, Harris has been underrated and her competence has been questioned. “There have been moments where throughout my career people underestimated my ability to get something done,” she said.

Harris, who became the first black woman to serve as Attorney General in California and the second black woman to be elected as a U.S. Senator, added that people have also doubted her ability to win an elected office. “I’ve had the setback of attempting to run for office that nobody thought that we could win and all that comes with that.”

However, she used negative perceptions of herself as a source of motivation. “Good, underestimate me. I can work with that,” she said with defiance.

“Kamala Was POPO”

When asked about the criticism she has received about her record as a prosecutor in California, Harris said, “it’s a matter of mischaracterizing the purpose and the goal and the role.”

The former Attorney General was also candid about the scrutiny she faced from her family when she first decided to become a prosecutor. “My family looked at me like I was crazy,” she admitted. “With some of them, I had to defend the decision like one would a thesis.”

Nevertheless, she says she purposely ran for the position so she could reform the system from the inside. “I said ‘there has to be a role for us in the inside of the room where the decisions are made.’” For example, she pointed to the reentry program she created in 2004 as a District Attorney to help young men arrested for drug sales. Through the initiative, first-time non-violent offenders could have their records cleared if they obtained a GED, steady employment, took parenting classes, and passed drug tests.

Despite her intentions, Harris says she expects people to continue to slam her record. “People are going to say, ‘Kamala was popo,’” she laughed. “Somebody gotta be popo because there are some victims, and we do need to advocate for the victims,” added Jones — a former prosecutor, herself.

Being Misunderstood as a Black Woman

Harris knows firsthand how it feels to be misunderstood. A lot needs to be done so the world can understand “who black women are and understand the breadth and depth of who we are,” she said. She added, “there are so many who are unclear about it because they have not chosen to inform themselves.” However, to overcome the stigmas and stereotypes attached to black womanhood, Harris encouraged black women to not let other people’s expectation define them.

Black Girl Magic

When asked when she first recognized her own ‘Black Girl Magic,’ Harris said she feels it most when it’s reflected in other black women around her.

“When I see you, I feel it,” Harris told Jones. “When we see it in each other, I think that that’s when we see it. It’s not about one as an individual; it’s about us as a collective.”

Jones followed up asking Harris who would she use her ‘Black Girl Magic’ to make disappear. After a long pause, Harris finally answered, saying she would use it to eradicate poverty.

‘Isms’ Are Real

Black women know best the impact that “isms” have on disenfranchised communities. They are a constant and dreadful reminder of the systemic obstacles they face every single day. However, for far too long, society has tried to hide and downplay these institutionalized barriers.

“If Charlottesville didn’t make it clear, if the Tree of Life Synagogue [massacre] didn’t make it clear, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, [and] transphobia are real,” said Harris. “Let’s speak those truths so we can deal with it.”

Opening The Door

Harris announced that she hired a black woman to be the state director for her campaign in Iowa where the black population is a mere 3.2%. Nonetheless, Harris has confidence in her state director’s ability to organize residents on her behalf. “If you look at her skill set, and her experience, and her talent, and all that she contributes, she is one of the strongest state directors anyone will ever have in Iowa,” said Harris.

Praising Shirley Chisholm

Harris talked about standing on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm, who became the first black woman to run for president in a major party in 1972: “I am inspired by her every day,” she said.

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Charges were filed against a California mom who allegedly killed her baby girl, tossed her son from a second-floor apartment then jumped from the balcony, prosecutors said. Tierra Ortega — who sustained facial injuries when she jumped — was charged Thursday with child abuse causing death and attempted murder, according to the San Bernardino County…
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25 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts are about more than just cookies! The leadership organization, created over 100 years ago in 1912, has over 50 million alumni. For National Girl Scout Day, March 12, here are some of the well-known female leaders, entertainers, athletes, and other amazing women who started out as scouts.

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Say What Now? Man Who Went Viral for Dropping $500 on Girl Scout Cookies Has Been ARRESTED in Long-Term Federal Drug Investigation

The man in a viral photo who spent more than $ 500 cash to buy 121 boxes of Girl Scout cookies so two Girl Scouts wouldn’t have to stand in the rain, has been arrested in a long-term federal drug investigation.

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The photo went viral quickly, garnering nearly 10 thousand Facebook shares in 5 days with people praising the thoughtful gesture.

WSPA set out to cover the act of kindness Tuesday, interviewing both of the scouts and the woman who took the photo. However, late in the afternoon, WSPA learned that the mystery man, identified as Detric McGowan, was arrested Tuesday morning by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

He is accused of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. McGowan allegedly tried to import drugs from Mexico.

According to the local DEA, McGowan was taken into custody at his home in a rural part of Laurens County, where cash and other assets were seized by U.S. Marshals.

Resident Agent Mike Rzepczynski of the DEA told 7-News Reporter Kirsten Glavin over the phone that McGowan’s arrest was part of a long-term federal drug investigation that began in September 2018 and spanned out of state.

McGowan faced a judge Tuesday afternoon, along with several others who were arrested in this operation. 

We’re told he will have a bond hearing on Friday.

McGowan remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals.

According to the indictment, Detric McGowan has been charged with the following:

  • Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances,
  • Conspiracy to import controlled substances
  • Conspiracy to commit bulk cash smuggling ($ 1,004,665.00),
  • Interstate travel and transportation in aid of drug trafficking business,
  • Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin,
  • Maintaining a drug-involved premise,
  • Conspiracy to structure transactions to evade reporting requirement
  • Three counts of unlawful use of a communication facility.

Yikes. Now we know why he was so comfortable dropping $ 500 on some cookies.

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Cardi B to lead girl power charge at Grammy Awards

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Jason Aldean, Brittany Kerr Welcome Baby No. 2 — a Girl!

One happy family! Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany Kerr, have welcomed their second child together — a baby girl named Navy Rome Williams.

Kerr, 30, gave birth on Monday, February 4. “We welcomed our daughter Navy Rome into the world today at 12:45pm✨ 7lbs 12oz of pure preciousness💕,” she captioned a photo of her newborn daughter via Instagram. “We love you so much baby girl!!”

The exciting news comes less than a month after the 41-year-old country crooner revealed that his wife of nearly four years was “about to pop any second” while speaking with reporters at a party in Nashville on January 8.

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Jason Aldean and Brittany Aldean at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images

The couple — who wed in March 2015 — revealed they were adding to their brood in a sweet Instagram post in July 2018.

“Sup everybody…… guess who is going to be a BIG brother! #thisdude #aldeanpartyof6,” Aldean captioned a photo of their tot rocking a “Big Brother” onesie. The following month, the pair — alongside their son and Aldean’s two daughters from a previous marriage ― documented the joyful occasion of finding out the baby is a girl in an Instagram post.

Aldean opened up to Us Weekly about the road to baby No. 2 during a September interview. “I’m about to have two under the age of a year and a half, so it’s exciting,” the Grammy nominee gushed at the time, referring to their now-13-month-old son, Memphis. “We’re excited to have them close together in age. I think it’s going to be fun and hopefully they’ll grow up really close and have a built-in best friend. That’s kind of what we’re hoping for.”

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Aldean and Kerr revealed the unique name of their baby girl at the American Idol alum’s baby shower in November.

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A Gossip Girl reboot could actually be happening according to CW

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It may have been six years since Gossip Girl left our screens, but it still feels like it was just yesterday.

And while the show’s end left a Blair and Chuck shaped hole in our hearts, it also left us with a lot of questions.

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Does Henry Bass have any siblings? How are Serena and Dan enjoying married life? Are Georgina and Jack Bass actually together now? And please tell us that William Van Der Woodsen has been discovered as the biggest villain ever – well, second biggest if we’re counting Bart Bass.

After unanswered calls for a reboot of the CW show, we had all given up hope, but today the news we have all been waiting for finally arrived.

Gossip Girl might well be coming back.

Yes, this is not a drill. We repeat. This is not a drill.

CW President Mark Pedowitz confirmed that there was a conversation about a GG reboot just this week, telling reporters at the TV Critics’ Association press tour: ‘There’s a discussion, but I don’t know if we’re there yet. I don’t know what it would be.

‘A lot is up to Warner Bros. and Josh and Steph, cause you don’t want to do anything without them,’ he continued, referencing Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the show’s executive producers.

Providing they say yes though, we could well see a GG reunion very soon.

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Man Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Girl Arrested

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A man wanted in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Georgia  was arrested Thursday in Philadelphia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Mattay Muhammad is accused of entering a home through a living room window in August 2018 and raping the girl after threatening to kill her and her little brother, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said.

Mattay reportedly used his cellphone to record the assault and forced the girl to say, “Hi, mom,” at one point, the release said.

AJC reports, he was arrested while hiding in a dryer in the basement of his sister’s home.

The sheriff’s office hasn’t released the full list of charges Muhammad will face, and it’s unclear when he’ll be extradited to Georgia.

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Illinois girl, 12, killed after snow fort collapses, police say

A 12-year-old girl in Illinois is dead and a 9-year-old girl is recovering from hypothermia after the snow fort they built collapsed on them, police said.
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‘Life Has Changed Very Dramatically.’ Meet the ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Who Became the Star of the 2019 Golden Globes

Kelleth Cuthbert is having a pretty good week. In just a couple of hours, the Los Angeles-based model became the Internet crowned Fiji water girl sensation for holding water bottles at the 76th Golden Globes. But if you’ve been on social media recently, you already know that.

Pictures of the “Fiji water girl” in the background of celebrity red carpet photos have been circulating at an impressive pace since Sunday’s broadcast. Though she was just doing her job as one of Fiji’s brand ambassadors at the event (responsible for keeping all the stars hydrated), she ended up in photos with Tony Shalhoub, Idris Elba, Dakota Fanning and even Heidi Klum lovingly kissing her fiancé, which Cuthbert tells TIME was one of her favorite photos of the night.

“I’ve worked with Fiji before, but this has never happened,” Cuthbert says.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Cuthbert has been working as a fashion model and commercial actress for twelve years, so she is certainly no stranger to Hollywood. “I think it’s fun to work the red carpet and look at the fashion, but I never get starstruck,” she says.

Cuthbert says her Instagram following was around 53,000 before Sunday’s event. At press time, she has 189,000 followers—more than 256 percent increase. Though she’s still working on trucking through all of the emails, messages and comments she’s gotten since the Globes, she’s already been featured on the Late Late Show with James Corden.

And she’s gotten her fair share of marriage proposals on Instagram.

But because Cuthbert herself has gone viral, Fiji inevitably has, too. This marketing ploy was more than successful: Marketing analytics firm Apex Marketing Group estimates that Fiji would have had to spend $ 12 million for the same amount of brand exposure. But this wasn’t the first time the brand has worked with models in a similar fashion. Cuthbert has worked with Fiji at other events, including the Emmys. This one, luckily for both the brand and for the model, just happened to have some incredible photo-ops.

Despite working in the industry for more than a decade, Cuthbert isn’t quite used to her newfound fame. “Just a couple days ago, I was walking my dog with no makeup and sweatpants on—maybe even had my pajamas on. Life has changed very dramatically,” she says. But as for what’s next, she’s excited. “I just have to sift through everything and figure out what offers are good, but I definitely would love to do more acting, more modeling, and just to be really busy—really productive.”


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Memphis Depay Raps About Love Lost And Adult Actress Claims Trey “Mr. Steal Yo Girl” Songz Is Already Cheating On Lori Harvey

The whole Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hannukah/New Year holiday has yet to fully pass and we’ve already learned that singer Trey Songz has been reportedly linking up with Lori Harvey, daughter of comedian/radio/talk show host Steve Harvey. But as quickly as fans learned …

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We’re All Degrees of Separation From Cardi B: The Ubiquity of Hip-Hop’s Current It Girl

Anyone abreast of current trends, conversations, and the happenings of the times are merely degrees of separation from rapper Cardi B. Whether you love her, hate her, or are indifferent; whether you consider her a skilled rapper, or believe she is a flash in a pan at the current moment, Cardi B is music’s current “it girl.”

As of now, Cardi B is one of the ubiquitous ones — celebrities or pubic persons who dominate for a time, or for a lifetime, and if they are fortunate, dominate all or most facets of entertainment. She can be heard in most of the current music on the Billboard Hot 100. She is all over our televisions, and as of this past September, she is in women’s make up cabinets as she adds her name to the products of fashion daddy Tom Ford. Cardi can also add multiple Grammy nominees to her resume as her debut album Invasion of Privacy scored five nominations. Even after dealing with the not-so-fresh press, following her dust-up with Nicki Minaj at a New York Fashion Week event, fights with strippers and bartenders in strip clubs, beefs with other peripheral, women rappers, and as of recently, breaking up with husband Offset of Migos (more on that later), she has proved her brand is intact. 

Unquestionable Success

 

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The Bronx-born half Trinidadian, half Dominican rapper has seamlessly weaved her way through various genres of music as her voice is heard in not just Hip Hop music, but also R&B, and most recently, pop music. She formerly had the highest selling opening week of any female artist in 2018, when her debut album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 with 255,000 equivalent units her first week of sales tracking. The album has scored near-universal acclaim, headlining and turning out almost all of the worldwide music festivals. She even having to cancel a few after the birth of her daughter Kulture. She has amassed fans from all over the world in the process, and is becoming a global force

To compound the depth of her success, Cardi recently accomplished a feat no other woman rapper has done. She has amassed three No.1 Billboard Hot 100 hits: Bodak Yellow, I Like It, featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, and a feature on Maroon 5’s Girls Like You that sat at the penthouse of the Billboard Hot 100 charts for seven weeks. With her feature on the remix of Maroon 5’s Girl Like You, spending that many many weeks on the top of the Billboard charts, she also has the accomplishment of spending 11 cumulative weeks at No.1, solidifying her place in Hip-Hop culture. Not only is this noteworthy because it was attained while riding high on the success of her debut, but two of her chart toppers were tracks from her debut album with her first No.1 hit; 2017’s summer banger, Bodak Yellow was a chart-topping success with no features.  While that may seem like a trivial layer of accomplishments to some, to Hip-Hop heads devouring today’s Hip-Hop output, most albums are pregnant with features of contemporary rappers so this is a significant accomplishment. Therefore, none of her detractors are allowed to take away her shine by surmising her success is based on her features or being linked to other famous rappers.

Lastly, to reiterate for effect, her debut album was nominated for five Grammy awards with two of them being in the big four categories: Album of the year and song of the year for I Like It. The other three nominations were for best rap album, best rap performance, and best pop duo/group performance for Girls Like You shared with Maroon 5.

Notoriety’s Dark Side

 

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As is the case with fame and fortune, detractors and the proverbial haters show themselves and began to tear down whatever success an artist attempts to achieve. People who may have supported her in 2017, now dig through her social media past to come up with problematic material in order to highlight any perceived ignorance, or ratchet behavior as some have termed it. It’s what’s expected of fame and ubiquity. For the most part, hardcore fans and casual listeners alike applaud her for her authenticity and ability to speak on matters with a raw, urbane, assertiveness that is familiar to some, but very much her own. However, others bristle at her ways and predict if she doesn’t get the right people behind her to set her up for continued success, a fall from grace is inevitable.

Cardi hasn’t exactly helped herself at times. There is the bar brawl at Angel’s Strip Club in Queens, New York, where sister bartenders got into a scuffle with members of Cardi B’s entourage in which they were alleged “to have thrown furniture recklessly, causing injuries to employees’ feet and legs,” according to USA Today. It was alleged that the sisters slept with Offset, and that ordering members of her crew to fight them was the rapper’s revenge.

However this lawsuit ends, someone in Cardi’s camp may need financial assistance, for actions of this nature, which will inevitably come from Cardi’s bank account. Settlements for the actions of careless friends rack up and get expensive. Recently, the tide has turned as news of Cardi and Offset’s impending breakup. Cardi took to Instagram to speak on her break up in a video that has since been removed. But here is what she said in a nutshell:

“He’s always somebody that I run to, to talk to — and we got a lot of love for each other, but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.”

Many sighed in relief because Offset has a wandering eye, and saw the writing on the wall when she first announced she was pregnant. This is a step in the right direction.

Then there is the ongoing beef with Nicki Minaj that won’t seem to crash, burn, and fade away into the memories of our smartphones. Shots are taken in radio interviews from one side and a brutal response is given on Instagram from the other side, resulting in eight-minute videos, uncovering all the facets of their multilayered squabble. The battle between the women probably won’t be over for some time, especially since Nicki Minaj recently took aim at Cardi B in her “Good Form” video. However, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj’s ex, and the only rapper to publicly get herbed by Drake on wax, dropped a track on Nov. 30, entitled ‘Championships” which features Cardi, Jay-Z, and Meek’s former nemesis, Drake. The track garnered much attention on Twitter as users began trolling Nicki Minaj because of the interesting entanglements of this collaboration — that is Nicki Minaj’s arch-enemy and her ex on the same track. 

What Listeners Hope

 

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What we hope for the young, multiplatinum superstar is longevity in her career. We want the hits to keep coming and for her star to continue to rise. Most importantly, we want her to retain her authenticity; that raw, raucous, New York City, but specifically Bronx way of being that many of us have come to appreciate — even love. We don’t want to see her fall victim to the same pitfalls that have befallen some of the most popular celebrities: bankruptcy, addiction, surrounding oneself with the wrong support system among many things. We hope she follows through with her separation plans from Offset and get far away from him. Offset, like many young rappers with money, fame, and their own brand of ubiquity, are hot in the trousers, attempting to “smash” anything walking. Monogamy is the last quality they will cultivate in relationships.

We want Cardi to make it because we the critics, social scholars, fans, and casual observers alike know ubiquity doesn’t last forever. One day you are on top of the charts, and the next day casual listeners are asking one another, “Remember (insert former celebrity’s name)?”

But in the meantime, keep shining; keep winning; keep reppin’ for New York City and the Boogie Down BX.

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Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Missing fragments from one of Turkey’s most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed “Gypsy Girl” mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the United States.


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A Girl Wanted Shoes Marketed for Boys. See How Steph Curry Answered the Call

(Bloomberg) — NBA superstar Steph Curry and a young fan from California have pushed Under Armour to include girls in the marketing and sales of the basketball star’s signature shoe.

Until recently, Under Armour’s website listed the Curry 5 as an option in the menus for men, women and boys. Though the shoe’s sizes are the same for all kids regardless of gender, it wasn’t listed for girls.

Earlier this week, a 9-year-old California girl named Riley Morrison wrote an open letter to Curry, posted online by her father, in which she says she was disappointed to see the shoes were listed only for boys. “I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp,” she wrote. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”

Curry, who has been with the Baltimore-based company since 2013, was quick to respond. Thursday he posted a letter to Morrison on Twitter saying he’d spent the past two days working with the company to fix the issue. “We are correcting this now!” he said.

Under Armour said in a statement that it is “correcting a simple yet critical error.” The company will start listing the shoes under co-gender “Grade School” sizing, and will make the same change on boxes starting with the Curry 6s next year.

Curry drew praise earlier this year for hosting a free all-girls camp in California. In his letter he told Riley that he’d send her a pair of the current shoes, and that she would be one of the first kids to receive a pair of the next iteration. He also invited her to celebrate International Women’s Day with him next March.

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How the Girl Scouts Helped Make Feminist History Happen in the Midterms

Come January, there will be an unprecedented force of female representation taking hold in Washington. At least 110 women will serve in the U.S. House and Senate next year, accounting for 20 percent of all seats in Congress. And at least 60 percent of them are former Girl Scouts.

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Girl Scouts of the USA has fostered young female empowerment and leadership since 1912. In a male-dominated world where women are likely to be surrounded by men in every other activity, Girl Scouts offers a comfortable space for girls that empowers them, cultivates their leadership potential and helps build their confidence.

“Most of a girl’s life is co-ed, so it’s important to offer girls-only spaces,” Alice Hockenbury, Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy for GSUSA told Ms. “Girl Scouts is a formative experience for a girl to have while growing up, and it’s not a coincidence that the majority of elected Congresswomen are Girl Scout alums.”

Cassandra Levesque, who was recently elected to represent the town of Barrington in the New Hampshire state legislature, is a proud Girl Scout alumna, and credits those spaces to her success. “They helped show me growing up that I can be strong, I can be loud,” she told Ms. “I felt that I could be myself there.”

Levesque, 19, is set to be one of the top five youngest state legislators in U.S. history—all because of a girl scout project. As a senior in high school, she began to push for child marriage legislation that would raise the legal age for marriage to 18, from 13 for girls and 14 for boys. When the initial bill failed in the House, she reintroduced the bill the next year and, with the help of Representative Jackie Cilley, passed legislation raising the age to 16.

During her campaign, Levesque leveraged her youth and Girl Scout experience as assets to her potential seat in the New Hampshire House. “Girl Scouts taught me how to be an advocate and how to get my voice heard,” she told Ms. “I am very proud to say that I’m a Girl Scout.”

In the current U.S. Congress, 51 percent of female Representatives and 73 percent of female Senators are Girl Scout alumnae. Today, four of six female governors were Girl Scouts. And Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton—the only three female Secretaries of State in history—were all Girl Scouts. 

According to a recent study done by the Girl Scout Research Institute, Scouts “are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to act ethically and responsibly, seek challenges and learn from setbacks, identify and solve problems in their communities and take an active role in decision making.” These are all qualities to be valued in elected officials—and will hopefully make a difference in Congress as more Girl Scout alumnae seek office.

“At Girl Scouts, we believe every girl’s voice should be heard,” Hockenbury told Ms., “and likewise, it’s important to have women in decision-making roles in every sector of society.” 

The 116th Congress will have even more alumnae of the program in its ranks. In the House, at least 57 percent of the women in the House will be Girl Scout alumnae, and at least 74 percent of the women in the Senate. All told, at least 60 percent of the women in Congress will be former Girl Scouts in 2019.

While not every female candidate promoted their Girl Scout backgrounds during the campaign like Cassandra Levesque, many of the most notable freshmen of the 116th Congress are alumnae. Jacky Rosen, the junior Senator from Nevada who won a race against an incumbent Republican in a tight race, is among this group. Veronica Escobar, Jahana Hayes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley—a crew of boundary-breakers heading to the House—are Girl Scout alumnae who are making history as the first Latina to represent Texas, the first Black women to represent states in New England and the youngest Representative ever elected. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who will make history as the first Latina governor in New Mexico, was a Girl Scout.

It seems that as more women are elected to public office, the correlation between national leadership and Girl Scouts grows stronger—and with good reason. With every inauguration to come, it becomes more clear that Girl Scouts of the USA has upheld their mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Victoria Sheber is an editorial intern at Ms., a debate instructor at Windward School and a member of the JusticeCorps at the Los Angeles Superior Court. Victoria is currently a senior at UCLA studying American Literature & Culture and History; she is also the President of the American Association of University Women chapter on campus and Assistant Section Editor for Fem Newsmagazine. She loves to read and write about feminist literature. 

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Black Girl Travel Movement Takes Black Women Abroad to Heal

Black Girl Travel Movement was created as a Facebook group to serve black women looking to go aboard, and quickly turned into a full-fledged business. The group was started in 2014, and has amassed a total of 22,476 members.

“I wanted to empower women to connect and explore the healing power of travel,” said founder Shay Sane. It did more than that. Not only did women feel the satisfaction of traveling, they received information, tips, and tools to engage in safe traveling, and deal with any traumas they’ve experienced.

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Sane was dealing with deep depression herself when she decided to create the community. “Sharing my story of dealing with grief, depression, and how travel is helping me to heal,” Sane told BLACK ENTERPRISE. “I used the Facebook group to share my travel experiences, and eventually started using Facebook ads to promote TTraVsperience,” and that’s how she built the company.

She then added the second layer of building relationships with mental health professionals to combat the issues she had originally been dealing with. This proved to be extremely helpful to the ladies, allowing them to have very transparent conversations within the community that they have grown to know and trust.

So how do they make sure a person is in the right frame of mind before joining? “We have always done a screening process to ensure that prospective members fully understood that BGTM was not just another travel group that hosts group trips,” said Sane. “Our TTraVsperience is focused on travel with the intention to heal from past trauma and pain.”

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Sane describes TTraVsperience as a unique one of a kind transformational travel experience curated to allow its members to experience the healing power of travel. They select the most sought-after destinations to serve as the backdrop for a once in a lifetime opportunity to reconnect with the most important person in your life — you.

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Little Drummer Girl Is a Brisk Spy Thriller That’s Worth Your Time

“Terrorism is theater,” wrote Brian Jenkins, an expert on the topic, in 1974. John le Carré’s novel The Little Drummer Girl takes this famous–and, in 21st century America, self-evident–observation to its logical extreme, following an actor recruited to infiltrate a terrorist cell that is planning its next lethal show.

In AMC’s adaptation of the book, a co-production with the BBC that will air on three consecutive nights starting Nov. 19, the year is 1979 and the actor is a young Londoner named Charlie (Florence Pugh). Despite her bewitching performances, she’s still awaiting her big break when she meets a mystery man (Alexander Skarsgard’s Becker) in Greece. He whisks her away, supposedly for a private getaway but really to recruit her for a renegade squad of Israeli spies scheming to take down a Palestinian terrorist leader. The group’s obsessive boss, Kurtz (Michael Shannon), fancies himself a director in the “theater of the real,” and he’s cast Charlie as his leading lady. She has a history of pro-Palestine politics, but the team is betting that her sympathies will only lend authenticity to her charade.

As in all le Carré stories, there’s a lot more going on here–enough to mire the first third of The Little Drummer Girl in exposition without providing much insight into the characters. Only after Charlie’s mission begins does thriller master Park Chan-wook (Oldboy), who directed the miniseries, pick up the pace.

But later episodes are worth the wait. Suspense builds against a backdrop of ’70s interiors so bright, they’re sinister. Charlie’s moral dilemma, fraught by her feelings for Becker, speaks volumes about British interference in the Middle East. There are nuanced characters on both sides. Yet it’s Pugh–an actor playing an actor improvising her way through the role of a lifetime–who makes the show work. By capturing Charlie’s ambivalence, she creates a truly unpredictable heroine.

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Claire Foy Doesn’t Want ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ to Diminish #MeToo

Much has been said about both The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Claire Foy, the film’s star. The movie — Fede Alvarez’s adaptation of the first book in the Millennium series not written by Stieg Larsson — has seen its main protagonist, Lisbeth Salander, tagged ‘Lady Batman’ and labelled a poster girl for #MeToo. Meanwhile, Foy has been vocal about her dislike of the term ‘strong women’.

The Crown actress, it seems, doesn’t like labels – and though she’s reticent to attach the #MeToo tag to The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Foy does acknowledge the film’s relevance and importance to the cause. Lisbeth’s first #MeToo moment is addressed in the film – the abuse she endured at the hands of her father as a young girl. Lisbeth would also go on to suffer at the hands of her guardian – as seen in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – against whom she would eventually retaliate. Brutally. Salander, Foy admits, reacts to abuse like so many real-life women who’ve embraced #MeToo, only speaking out about their story, or taking action, some time after the event.

The Best Thing is to Not Fight


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Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, complete with avenging hero make-up.

“I think that’s the point of why Lisbeth is moved to action,” says Foy of the impotence felt by women when it comes to speaking out. “I think she never felt when she was being abused by the guy that was supposed to be in charge of her — you know, he’s supposed to be a ward of the state, he was supposed to be taking care of her, was her caregiver, I suppose… she’s been so trained by the predator-victim dynamic that she knows there’s very little she can do and that there’s very little… she’s powerless. She knows that the best thing is to not fight, in a way.”

Foy explains that Salander chooses to act the way she does in order to take back control, to seize the power, to transcend victimhood – because she knows she’ll be let down if she goes the accepted route. A route established by a society that routinely shifts the blame or onus onto women when it comes to rape or sexual assault, and one that makes them feel ashamed and victimised. In the original film, Salander waits for the right moment to mete out her carefully plotted revenge on her abuser. In The Girl in the Spider’s Web, she is an avenging hero, taking revenge on abusive men on behalf of other women, but is only able to fully understand and confront the far-reaching effects of her father’s abuse in the film’s closing moments.

Women Are Made to Feel Shame

“But that’s the story of Lisbeth; that then she bides her time,” says Foy. “She waits, she’s like a spider, and she waits and then she will make him pay. And then she will make him feel more humiliated than he made her. Her moral compass is so strong, she knows that that is wrong and that shouldn’t be allowed, but she knows that the place where women seek protection is often the place where they’re most judged and most made to feel like a victim as opposed to a survivor.

“And so her lack of trust in authority is something I think is probably what a lot of women feel. And a lot of women feel that there isn’t a safe space for it because the shame often… we’re so ashamed of things like that in our society. The shame often lies with the woman or the ‘victim’ — for want of a better word, because I don’t really like that phrase — being made to feel shame. We’re so ashamed. And that’s wrong. I think that’s why people are able to come out more now because there are more voices. As long as there are more voices saying: ‘This also happened to me, this is also what I’ve been through’, as long there are more representations of women like Lisbeth on screen [demonstrating that it’s] not something that people need to be ashamed of, and we can allow people to speak and express themselves in that way, [all] the better. I think #MeToo is very much a catchphrase for a lot of the media. I can’t tell you how many interviews I’ve done where people have said: “It’s #MeToo, this film” and I’m like, I don’t want this film to diminish the MeToo movement. By attaching it to a movie [that’s a danger].”

Weakness Is Also Part of What It Is to Be a Woman


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Claire Foy rejects the idea that Lisbeth is merely ‘strong’.

A term that often gets attached to characters like Lisbeth Salander is “strong woman”. Foy recently spoke out against this overused pairing of words, and explains why she dislikes it so much.

“I think strength and power is something that’s very much deemed to be masculine,” she says. “I think they’re trying to make women being strong [seem like] a positive; it’s something that someone is like: ‘That’s what you want to see. You don’t want to see weak women. Why do you want to see a weak woman?’ And you sort of think weakness isn’t part of it, [the ‘strong woman’ character represented on screen].

“[In fact,] we all have weaknesses and that can make us ‘stronger’. We all have so many different facets to our character and I just find that the ‘strong’ thing makes it seem like a woman is more acceptable in what has always been… that as the protagonist of a film, it makes her seem allowed to be there because she’s ‘strong’. And I just find that really reductive and slightly embarrassing. And I think that a lot of the time, we haven’t been given the opportunity to explore female protagonists who have that depth. Who are as complicated as, you know, the guy in Breaking Bad, or The Weather Man, [in which] Nicolas Cage is playing an incredibly complex person. [Women] haven’t been given that range, we haven’t had that opportunity. And therefore to try and say that we have to be strong, it’s just: ‘Oh god, how boring — just to play strong women all the time.’”

Lady Batman She Ain’t

By extension, Foy also rejects comparisons to Batman and James Bond, prefixed by the word ‘lady’.

“I’m just, like, she doesn’t have a batcave, I know that she had an apartment that could be seen as that, and this could be seen as that, and blah blah blah. It’s always going to be recognisable, and it’s a genre film in the sense that it’s a thriller — there are elements of it that look like those sorts of films,” says Foy. “Of course, they do. Because you can’t get away from it, because that’s the way that Fede shot it. It is noir, kind of — even the tone that Pedro [Luque] the DOP uses, lots of greys and things like that — so that is how it’s going to look. But I’m like, just piss off.”

Why does Foy think we have an impulse to make those comparisons then?

“Because, like you say, you want to label something,” she says. “You want to make it understandable. And also you want to attract an audience to it, I guess. I completely get that. It’s not like I’m talking down about Batman or James Bond. I think they’re both amazing. But also, we’ve got to leave room for Lisbeth to find her own space in that. She deserves to. Yes, she’s going into a genre, into a realm, which no real female complex characters have been before, so obviously that [comparison] has to be drawn. But at the same time, I’m just like, I think we can just let her be for a minute. I don’t think we have to decide she’s Batman just yet.”

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Family of Baby Girl, Who Was Stabbed and Put in Heated Oven, Hold Funeral for the 20-Month-Old

Royalty Floyd, the 20-month-old Mississippi toddler who was allegedly stabbed and then placed in a heated oven by her own grandmother, was laid to rest on Saturday in Clarksdale.

The family of the slain baby girl came together to say their final goodbyes dressed in pink, per request of Royalty’s mother Veronica Jones, who said it was her daughter’s “favorite color” on Facebook.

“You are gone from this earth but you will forever be here in my heart. You were really truly one of the most beautiful creations that God had ever made and I would like to thank God for bringing you into my life,” Veronica wrote ahead of Royalty’s service.

At the funeral, Royalty’s grandfather delivered a tearful eulogy about his late granddaughter.

“She was ‘Big Girl.’ But from the day she was born, she was granddaddy’s baby girl. And she knew it,” Royalty’s grandfather James Harris said, WREG-TV reported.

“I miss her,” Harris continued. “But she’ll always be with me. Always.”

Royalty’s father John Floyd, who is still in shock over his daughter’s gruesome death, also managed to say a few words at the funeral.

“I still find it unbelievable to tell you the truth,” John said, WREG-TV reported.

“And to try and make heads or tails of what happened, it’s still something I can’t comprehend right now. It ain’t soaking in for some reason. I’m thinking one day this is all something that isn’t real,” John added.

On Oct. 15, authorities were called to a residence in the small city of Shaw after a family member discovered Royalty’s lifeless body burnt and stabbed inside a heated oven.

Royalty was alive when her grandmother, 48-year-old Carolyn Jones allegedly placed her inside the oven.

A deputy coroner at the Bolivar County Coroner’s office in Mississippi told The Bolivar Commercial that the young child died “from sharp stab wounds and inhaling the heated air in the oven.”

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On the night of the little girl’s death, Carolyn was immediately taken into custody and has been charged with first-degree murder, the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to PEOPLE.

Carolyn is currently being represented by a public defender.  PEOPLE could not immediately reach the public defender.

When contacted by the Associated Press, a public defender declined to comment, saying he’s still learning about the case.

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The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department also told PEOPLE, the child “was living at the residence with Jones at the time of the murder.”

“I’ve been in law enforcement a long time, 26 years almost. Some of the most horrific scenes I’ve seen in law enforcement involve children. Those are some of the— they have an effect on us. We don’t want it to happen, but unfortunately, things like this happen,” Bolivar County Sheriff Kevin Williams said in a press conference on Oct. 16, WREG reported.

When asked for a motive, Williams said, “We are trying to figure that out ourselves. We have no idea at this point.”

Royalty’s mother also created a GoFundMe and raised over $ 6,000 to cover Royalty’s funeral costs.


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Say What Now? Mom Steals $1,600 Worth of Cookies From Her Daughter’s Girl Scout Troop

31-year-old Noel Hines has been accused of of stealing over $ 1,600 worth of Girl Scout cookies from her daughter’s local troop.

The mother allegedly accepted a large cookie order to sell for the troop in March but when funds were due, the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio claim they never received a payment.

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Girl Scout officials and police then tried to contact Hines for six months but were never successful.

“That’s the way the cookie crumbles,” North College Hill police wrote in a Facebook post.

On Tuesday, Hines was arrested for unrelated charges and charged with theft at the North College Hill Mayor’s court, police said.

According to the Girl Scouts of America’s cookie manual, cookies are $ 4 dollars each — making Hines responsible for around 400 boxes of cookies.

The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio said situations regarding theft in their troop are “infrequent” and “unfortunate.”

“When we have evidence that an adult misuses troop funds, we pursue vigorously and, when appropriate, contact law enforcement to recover as much money for the troop as possible. This is not something we take lightly,” the company said in a statement.

Hines was arraigned and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 28.

So — do we think she ate all $ 1,600 worth of cookies?

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What you will need:

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Prime all areas of the box, let dry, and then paint all sides black.

Use silicone glue to affix the wardrobe inside the open side box. Feed the lamp rod through the box top and bottom hole and secure all lamp hardware according to lamp kit instructions.

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Congratulations are in order for The Girl on the Train’s Haley Bennett and Darkest Hour director Joe Wright as they are expecting their first child together, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Wright, 46, is already father to sons Mohan, 3, and Zubin, 7, with ex-wife Anoushka Shankar. It will be Bennett’s first child.

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“Cling to me, Joe, my bliss,” Bennett captioned a photo of herself and Wright passionately kissing.

The couple attended a New York Film Festival screening over the weekend for Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War.

Bennett shared a photo from their outing on Instagram, which shows the actress cuddling up to Wright, who can be seen kissing her forehead.


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Joe and I the chance to preview #PawelPawlikowski #ColdWar last night at #NYFF. With a backdrop of Poland during the Cold War, this complex and potent romance spanning over a decade kept me at the edge of my seat and finally tipped me over with unexpected grief. Powerful and Thrilling. I humbly suggest you see this little masterpiece when it arrives in select theaters in December.

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