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Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 7:58 PM
— Lupita Nyong’o is calling out a British fashion magazine for digitally altering her hair.
According to the actress, Grazia UK changed the appearance of her hair to make it appear slicker and less textured.
As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women's complexion, hair style and texture. #dtmh
“As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too,” Nyong’o wrote. “Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are.
“I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture.”
Nyong’o included a photo of Grazia’s Nov. 2017 cover alongside two photos that appear to be the original, unedited shots. Her coily hair is slicked back into a low, textured ponytail.
She included the hashtag #dtmh, which stands for “Don’t Touch My Hair,” a phrase that is also the title of a song from Solange Knowles’ album, “A Seat at the Table.”
Grazia has since apologized for the cover in an Instagram post of its own.
“Grazia is committed to representing diversity throughout its pages and apolgises unreservedly to Lupita Nyong’o,” the publication said in a statement on Friday.
“Grazia magazine would like to make it clear that at no point did they make an editorial request to the photographer for Lupita Nyong’o’s hair to be altered on this week’s cover, nor did we alter it ourselves. But we apologise unreservedly for not upholding the editorial standards in ensuring that we were aware of all alterations that had been made.”
Nyong’o’s callout of Grazia comes after Knowles criticized “Evening Standard” magazine for editing out her hair on the cover of its publication in October. The singer posed for the magazine with blonde cornrows that were topped with a tall, blonde, braided halo.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:22 PM
Nielsen, 54, announced her pregnancy last month with husband Mattia Dessi.
“We are overjoyed to welcome our beautiful daughter into our lives,” the couple told People. “It’s been a long road, and so worth it. We’ve never been more in love.”
People reported the couple named the new baby, who weighed in at 5 lbs. 9 oz., Frida.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 2:02 PM
— “Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married at an ancestral castle in Scotland on Saturday.
The couple and guests celebrated with an afternoon service at Rayne Church, which is close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle owned by Leslie’s family.
Guests included “Game of Thrones” co-stars Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke.
Harington wore a morning suit and Leslie donned an ivory gown and veil.
The newlyweds were showered with rose petal confetti as they left the church and drove off in a Land Rover festooned with “Just Married” signs to a reception on the castle grounds.
Harington and Leslie, who are both 31, met in 2012 on the set of the HBO fantasy series, where they played a couple as the characters Jon Snow and Ygritte.
Leslie left the cast in 2014 and currently stars in the legal drama “The Good Fight” on CBS.
The bride's father, Sebastian Leslie, said Saturday he was “absolutely thrilled” about the wedding.
“It's an absolutely lovely day for us,” he said.
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
CAMDEN, N.J. — New Jersey is honoring native son and award-winning celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a “food trail” of his favorite New Jersey restaurants.
Although the popular writer, storyteller and host of CNN’s Emmy-winning “Parts Unknown” was born in New York, according to his biography, Bourdain grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and spent his summers at the Jersey shore.
Bourdain, 61, was found dead almost two weeks ago in his luxury hotel room in Kaysersberg, France, while working on an episode of “Parts Unknown.” The medical examiner ruled his death a suicide.
Fans around the world were grief-stricken with news of his death, including those in New Jersey.
Camden Assemblyman Paul Moriarty wanted to find a way to honor the renowned globetrotter and proposed an official Anthony Bourdain Food Trail that would include the 10 restaurants he visited during a 2015 episode of “Parts Unknown,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The proposed trail, which the state’s Division of Travel and Tourism would need to establish, would include “Kubel’s in Barnegat Light, Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee, Knife & Fork, Dock’s Oyster House, Tony’s Baltimore Grill, and James’ Salt Water Taffy in Atlantic City, Tony and Ruth Steaks and Donkey’s Place in Camden, Lucille’s Country Cooking in Barnegat, and Frank’s Deli in Asbury Park,” the Inquirer reported.
Moriarty called Bourdain a New Jersey food icon and said the state should create a food trail as a way to honor him.
“There’s no question that Anthony’s road to fame was not an easy one,” Moriarty said in a statement, according to the newspaper.
“Even after international fame, he never forgot his Jersey roots. Each episode, Bourdain brought his homegrown wit, charm, and sense of humanity to his viewers,” he said.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 8:09 AM
— Netflix’s chief communications officer apologized and resigned after using a racial slur in front of colleagues on at least two occasions, CNN reported Friday.
Jonathan Friedland apologized on Twitter and said he was leaving the company after seven years.
"I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love and where I want everyone to feel included and appreciated," Friedland tweeted.
The memo referenced an incident from several months ago when Friedland used a racial slur while meeting with Netflix public relations staff, CNN reported. The meeting was about sensitive words, and Friedland apologized afterward when people said his use of the word was inappropriate and hurtful.
He used the same slur a few days later in front of two black employees at Netflix’s human resources department while discussing the first incident, Hastings wrote in his memo.
"Many of us have worked closely with Jonathan for a long time, and have mixed emotions,” Hastings wrote. “Unfortunately, his lack of judgment in this area was too big for him to remain."
Friedland joined Netflix as vice president of communications in 2011 and assumed duties as chief communications officer the following year, Variety reported.
Netflix declined comment.
I’m leaving Netflix after seven years. Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set and unfortunately I fell short of that standard when I was insensitive in speaking to my team about words that offend in comedy.— jonathan friedland (@jsf33) June 22, 2018
I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love and where I want everyone to feel included and appreciated. I feel honored to have built a brilliant and diverse global team and to have been part of our collective adventure.— jonathan friedland (@jsf33) June 22, 2018