Monthly Archives : March 2018

 

A week before I began my freshman year at Howard University in 2011, I went to my local barber, sat in the chair, and told him to cut off all my hair. After years of perms and hot combs burning my scalp and leaving me to equate beauty with pain, I knew it was time for a change. Amid the many stares of the men in the shop questioning why I would want to do that, I felt the buzzers on the nape of my neck and knew I wasn’t turning back. When I left the barbershop, I felt empowered and free; however, the consistent looks and accompanying commentary that soon came with it from people I didn’t even know made me wonder why seeing a woman with a short haircut was such a taboo topic. To be frank, I can count the times I was asked about my health status or sexual orientation — as if either of those were determinants of a woman’s hair choice.

But now more than ever, women are reclaiming their power — and the power that has long been given to their hair. In lieu of long, flowy tresses, many individuals are sporting short, cropped, or buzzed looks. Lest we forget, back in the late ’80s Sinéad O’Connorrebelled against the societal norms of women in the music industry by cutting off all her hair, and Grace Jones lopped off her tresses in an act of rebellion against how women were meant to behave.

It seems this moment is becoming longer than a running trend — celebrities such as Willow Smith, Keke Palmer, Kristen Stewart, Amandla Stenberg, Cara Delevingne, Sanaa Lathan, and the list goes on — have all rocked buzzcuts. Women like Amber Rose pushed the envelope before it became a “thing.” And who can forget even the moments that have forever been encapsulated in pop culture, like Britney Spears infamously shaving her hair off in 2007?

There are modern characters like Eleven from Stranger Things, the amazing Dora Milaje warrior women in Black Panther, and others who have reintroduced what it looks like to be a beautiful, badass woman without hair. Oh, and don’t mistake that the only ones making a difference are on the big screen — even in local communities, buzzed beauties are getting things done, like Emma González. González not only has become a symbol of hope for speaking out on gun reform after the Parkland, Fla., shooting, but also a symbol of female empowerment in her decision to shave her head as a marker of her preparing to continue war against those who uphold current gun regulations. As she puts it, “When you got work to do but your hair’s gettin too long #StonemanStrong #BaldiesGetTheJobDone #MarchForOurLives.” And while it’s not necessarily a political move, it’s still pretty bold.

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Looks like the Spice Girls reunion is still up in the air.

Fans of the famous girl group got all whirled up after Mel B, Mel C, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton had a surprise reunion last month. Speculation quickly began about the possibility of new music and a tour.

However, Beckham was quick to shut down the rumors and explained that they were not going on tour. Now, Mel C is echoing the fashion designer’s words and clarifying that not all the Spice Girls got invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding.

“Victoria has been quite vocal, it’s really not something she wants to do at this time,” the 44-year-old singer told The Sun at The Prince’s Trust Awards at the London Palladium on Tuesday. “I think it has to be all five, so it’s tricky,” confirming that there are “no plans” for just four of them to tour.

“It’s very early stages. We’re not talking about new music or going out on the road together at this time,” she added. “It was just getting together to reignite all the things that we have had together and to work with [manager] Simon [Fuller].”

As for those rumors that the ladies would be attending the royal wedding in May, the singer had contradictory comments to what Mel B previously shared.

“I’ve met Prince Charles lots of times. I’m going to ask him where my invite is because I haven’t got mine yet, obviously Mel B said she has hers,” she shared, referencing Mel B’s comments she made on The Reallast month about all five members being invited.

At the time, a Spice Girls rep would not comment on Mel B’s interview. However, a source told ET that there is no plan for the Spice Girls to perform at the royal wedding.

“I think Mel was just kind of having a bit of a joke,” Mel C added. “There are no plans to go to the wedding at the moment.”

So for now, Mel C will continue to work on her personal projects, sharing that “there will be new music but just me. I’m making an album which will be out later this year.” But, don’t expect much from the Spice Girls.

“We’re all just dead busy,” the “On the Horizon” singer expressed. “So if anything were to happen, it wouldn’t be now.”

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Jennifer Garner may have unintentionally won the night at the 2018 Oscars.

The “Love, Simon” actress stepped out for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night in a stunning cobalt blue Versace gown that won her rave reviews from style critics, but it was a cutaway shot of Garner during the actual telecast that dominated the conversation.

While applauding in the audience along with the rest of the star-studded crowd, Garner was shown on camera staring off into the distance when she suddenly stopped clapping and seemed to have some sort of epiphany.

“What realization did Jennifer Garner just come to?” writer Bobby Finger asked on Twitter.

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Well, the day so many Teen Mom 2 fans have been waiting for may have finally arrived.

After weeks of rumors and years of alienating viewers, it’s beginning to look as though MTV and Viacom have reached the decision to fire Jenelle Evans from the show that made her famous.

Jenelle’s husband, David Eason, was fired last month, and just as Evans’ army of haters was beginning to use hope that the Carolina Hurricane would also be kicked to the curb, Jenelle started dropping hints that she will not be returning for another season.

Join us for a complete rundown of recent developments in the life of the (probably) newly-unemployed Ms. Evans

 

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You’d think, given how cold Britain gets, we’d know how to safely de-ice our cars.

With frosty mornings set to return this week clearing the windscreen is a must. It’s illegal to drive with vision distorted.

So how do you make sure you don’t end up with a frosted up windscreen?

There’s a few preventative measures you can take – and if you’ve left it too late there’s plenty of tips as to how you can clean the screen as quickly as possible.

See below for a guide to defrosting before thieves take advantage of you leaving your can idle and running.

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A heroic Deliveroo worker slid down a hill in an apparent effort to get hungry customers their Nando’s.
The man, who was caught bodyboarding down a snow y hill in Lincoln by bystander Esme Taylor, is wearing Deliveroo get up and a bicycle helmet in the clip.
Esme said the man shouted “got to get that Nando’s delivered” before embarking on his journey downwards. Head first.

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