Americans Have Discovered the Garden, and Celebrities Want In

Many of us turned to gardening for solace during the pandemic. Now Martha Stewart and Drew Barrymore want to guide us to green thumbs.

#barrymore-drew, #celebrities, #gardens-and-gardening, #lawns, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stewart-martha

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Lil Nas X? Not Sorry!

The celebrity apology has evolved, but it still isn’t good enough.

#apologies, #celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #jackson-janet, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #morris-wesley-1975, #social-media, #spears-britney, #timberlake-justin, #wortham-jenna

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The Triumph of the Celebrity Endorsement

Shilling stars used to be accused of “selling out.” Now they’re hailed as savvy investors and giving the performances of their careers.

#advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #clooney-george, #kardashian-kim, #rivers-joan, #social-media, #talkshoplive, #zeta-jones-catherine

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Howard Weitzman, Defense Lawyer for the Famous, Dies at 81

A master practitioner of the courthouse-steps news conference, he often made his case in the court of public opinion. He also made lawsuits disappear.

#celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #jackson-michael, #legal-profession, #news-and-news-media, #simpson-o-j, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weitzman-howard-1939-2021, #wills-and-estates

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China’s Anger at Foreign Brands Helps Local Rivals

Chinese rivals to Western names have improved quality and marketing. Now the country’s defiance could give them an edge with young patriots.

#advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #china, #consumer-behavior, #entrepreneurship, #fads, #fashion-and-apparel, #li-ning-company-ltd, #nio-ltd, #sneakers, #start-ups, #xinjiang-china

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Lena Dunham Debuts Plus-Sized Clothing Line

The actor-writer-director-controversy creator is back with a new project: a plus-size clothing line. The whole body positivity thing? She has thoughts.

#11-honore-inc, #celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #dresses, #dunham-lena, #fashion-and-apparel, #social-media, #weight, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

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Lena Dunham and the Spanx Liberation Movement

The actor-writer-director-controversy creator is back with a new project: a plus-size clothing line. The whole body positivity thing? She has thoughts.

#11-honore-inc, #celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #dresses, #dunham-lena, #fashion-and-apparel, #lena-dunham-x-11-honore, #london-england, #obesity, #social-media, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

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Kim Kardashian, Armie Hammer, J-Lo: P.R. Crises in Pandemic

Unbridled and untamed, celebrities are doing whatever they want.

#bravo, #celebrities, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #kardashian-kim, #markle-meghan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smith-judy-a

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Sharon Stone Is Telling Her Side of the Story

The actress and star of films like “Basic Instinct” and “Casino” writes about her life, upbringing and brushes with death in a new memoir, “The Beauty of Living Twice.”

#books-and-literature, #celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #knopf-alfred-a-inc, #movies, #stone-sharon, #the-beauty-of-living-twice-book, #writing-and-writers

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After Being Scratched and Punched, Trump Wax Figure Is Removed

The figure at Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax in San Antonio was so badly battered that it required repairs.

#celebrities, #louis-tussauds-palace-of-wax, #madame-tussauds, #museums, #ripleys-believe-it-or-not, #san-antonio-tex, #trump-donald-j, #vandalism, #wax-figures

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Meme Stocks, Bias in A.I. and Instagram Book Clubs: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#books-and-literature, #celebrities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #miami-fla, #organizations-societies-and-clubs, #stocks-and-bonds, #television, #trading-cards, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘The Market Seems Crazy’: Start-Ups Wrestle With Flood of Offers

As a deal frenzy mounts, propelled by financial vehicles known as SPACs, start-ups have become the prey.

#celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #delphix, #entrepreneurship, #expensify-inc, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #venture-capital

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The Swag Must Go On: Hollywood’s Pandemic Oscar Campaign

“There is a why-are-we-even-doing-this feeling,” one industry insider said of jockeying for nominations, to be announced on Monday.

#academy-awards-oscars, #borat-subsequent-moviefilm-movie, #celebrities, #cohen-sacha-baron, #ma-raineys-black-bottom-movie, #mank-movie, #movies, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #waxman-sharon

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In Australia, Hollywood Stars Have Found an Escape From Covid. Who’s Jealous?

Dozens of international film productions have been lured to the country, where cases of the coronavirus are few. In turn, actors have found almost paradise.

#australia, #bale-christian, #california, #celebrities, #clooney-george, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #damon-matt, #efron-zac, #elba-idris, #hanks-tom, #marvel-entertainment, #movies, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #theater

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Hilaria Baldwin and the Strange Allure of Celebrity Fertility

Why we can’t stop talking about her … whole thing.

#babies-and-infants, #celebrities, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #social-media, #surrogate-motherhood

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The Dos and Don’ts of Staging a Pandemic-Era Awards Show

The Oscars have nearly two months to get right what has gone oh-so-wrong at other ceremonies.

#academy-awards-oscars, #celebrities, #golden-globes-awards, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Hello, Golden Globes Red Carpet — We Missed You

OK, it was mostly virtual. But watching stars dress up again was actually a whole lot of fun.

#celebrities, #erivo-cynthia, #fashion-and-apparel, #golden-globes-awards, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #red-carpet, #your-feed-fashion

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Fred Segal, Designer Who Commodified California Cool, Dies at 87

His laid-back style and namesake jeans made him a touchstone of 1960s fashion, drawing celebrities and tourists alike to his stores.

#california, #celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #hollywood-calif, #segal-fred, #shopping-and-retail

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Britney Spears and the Era of Celebrity Reappraisals

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

#metoo-movement, #bullies, #celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hilton-paris, #houston-whitney, #jackson-janet, #lohan-lindsay, #magazines, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-selfcare

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From Britney Spears to Janet Jackson, the Era of the Celebrity Reappraisal

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

#metoo-movement, #bullies, #celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hilton-paris, #houston-whitney, #jackson-janet, #lohan-lindsay, #magazines, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-selfcare

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Anyone Who’s Anyone Has a SPAC Right Now

A once obscure financial maneuver becomes a celebrity flex.

#celebrities, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures

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I Was Your Fave Is Problematic

What was I trying to accomplish with my anonymous Tumblr?

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #celebrities, #tumblr, #vigilantes, #your-feed-internet-culture

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Kim Kardashian West Files for Divorce From Kanye West

A tumultuous seven-year marriage lived largely in the spotlight.

#bipolar-disorder, #celebrities, #keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-tv-program, #reality-television, #social-media

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‘Sorry, Britney’: Media Is Criticized for Past Coverage, and Some Own Up

Conversations about the relentless focus on the pop star’s mental health, mothering and sexuality have begun anew following The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears.”

#celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #glamour-magazine, #magazines, #media, #mental-health-and-disorders, #people-magazine, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #us-weekly

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‘Framing Britney Spears’ Filmmakers Talk About Their Process

The director and a senior editor of the Times documentary answered viewer questions about the media response, the star’s mother and searching for clues on Instagram.

#celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #forbes-magazine, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #fx-tv-network, #movies, #social-media, #spears-jamie-1952, #television, #wills-and-estates

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Britney Spears Conservatorship Case Heads Back to Court

After a new documentary about Spears by The New York Times was shown, calls to #FreeBritney were joined by a new message: “We are sorry, Britney.”

#celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #los-angeles-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Bitcoin and Dogecoin Are Boosted by Elon Musk

Bitcoin and even Dogecoin, which began as a playful experiment, are soaring in value as billionaires, companies and celebrities promote the digital currencies.

#bitcoin-currency, #celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogecoin-project, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #hedge-funds, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #musk-elon, #snoop-dogg, #social-media, #tesla-motors-inc, #virtual-currency

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Don’t Hate the SoulCycle Celeb Who Got the Vaccine. Hate the System.

Loopholes make it all too easy to jump to the front of the line.

#celebrities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #griffith-stacey-1968, #new-york-city, #soulcycle-llc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Paris Hilton Has a Podcast, With a Twist

The aughts fixture and proto-influencer’s new show with iHeartMedia aims to stake out a middle ground between podcasting and social media.

#celebrities, #hilton-paris, #iheartmedia-inc, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #this-is-paris-movie, #this-is-paris-radio-program, #two-thousands-decade

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Jack Palladino, 76, Hard-Charging Private Investigator, Dies After ‘Brutal Attack’

Mr. Palladino, a private investigator who had worked for Bill Clinton and other famous clients, died four days after he sustained a severe head injury in an attempted robbery, the authorities said.

#celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #detectives-private, #palladino-jack, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #robberies-and-thefts, #san-francisco-calif

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Dustin Diamond, Actor on ‘Saved by the Bell,’ Dies at 44

Mr. Diamond played Screech on the NBC high school sitcom, but struggled to find work and reconcile with cast members in the decades after the show ended.

#actors-and-actresses, #celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #diamond-dustin-1977-2021, #saved-by-the-bell-tv-program, #television

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Should N.B.A. Players Jump the Covid Vaccine Line?

Like other celebrities, basketball stars can help build trust in taking the shot.

#abdul-jabbar-kareem, #celebrities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-basketball-assn, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Just Don’t Call Her a Ghostwriter

Michelle Burford has carved out a niche helping famous Black women like Cicely Tyson, Alicia Keys and Gabby Douglas write their memoirs. But she can tell many kinds of stories, including her own.

#black-people, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #burford-michelle-1972, #celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #ghostwriting, #writing-and-writers

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Celebrity Pregnancy Is Big Business

These days, content begins at conception.

#celebrities, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #social-media

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Want a Divorce? Try Cameo to Break the News

After a series of viral pranks, the celebrity-driven video shout-out app has become the unexpected home for breakup announcements.

#celebrities, #dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Meena Harris, Building That Brand

Kamala Harris’s niece is building her own empire with statement T-shirts. Just don’t define her by her family.

#black-people, #california, #celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #fashion-and-apparel, #gopalan-shyamala, #harris-meena, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #small-business, #social-media, #t-shirts-apparel, #west-tony-1965, #women-and-girls

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Dr. Dre, Hospitalized in Los Angeles, Assures Fans He’s ‘Doing Great’

The rapper, producer and entrepreneur is being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

#cedars-sinai-medical-center, #celebrities, #dr-dre-1965, #los-angeles-calif, #rap-and-hip-hop

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She Mocked Men’s Bluster. Then Came the Complaints.

A stand-up comedian in China suggested that some men had an unwarranted confidence. An attempt to censor her followed.

#celebrities, #china, #comedy-and-humor, #social-media

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Trump Administration Plans a Rushed Effort to Encourage Americans to Be Vaccinated

A large-scale public education campaign, delayed by false starts and investigations, will get off the ground just as the coronavirus vaccine becomes available to high-risk Americans.

#azar-alex-m-ii, #caputo-michael-r, #celebrities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #fauci-anthony-s, #health-and-human-services-department, #online-advertising, #polls-and-public-opinion, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weber-mark

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Olivia Jade on ‘Red Table Talk’: Five Takeaways

The daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, who are both serving prison sentences, appeared on “Red Table Talk.”

#banfield-norris-adrienne, #celebrities, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #frauds-and-swindling, #giannulli-mossimo, #giannulli-olivia-jade, #parenting

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The Rise and Fall of Carl Lentz, the Celebrity Pastor of Hillsong Church

A charismatic pastor helped build a megachurch favored by star athletes and entertainers — until some temptations became too much to resist.

#bieber-justin, #celebrities, #christians-and-christianity, #hillsong-church, #houston-brian-1954, #lentz-carl-1979, #ministers-protestant, #new-york-city

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7 Podcasts From Familiar Faces

The podcast boom has produced plenty of star vehicles in audio form, and these celebrity-hosted shows are a cut above the rest.

#celebrities, #emily-v-gordon, #faris-anna, #johnson-dakota, #nanjiani-kumail, #noah-trevor-1984, #obrien-conan, #obama-michelle, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #van-ness-jonathan

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Deuxmoi, Instagram’s Biggest Gossip

On Instagram, Deuxmoi shares anonymous tips about A-Listers. But can you trust its sources?

#celebrities, #daily-mail, #gossip, #hillsong-church, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

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When It Comes to Living With Uncertainty, Michael J. Fox Is a Pro

In his fourth memoir, “No Time Like the Future,” the actor and activist opens up about his newfound, uniquely upbeat brand of pessimism.

#actors-and-actresses, #books-and-literature, #celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #fox-michael-j, #no-time-like-the-future-an-optimist-considers-mortality-book, #parkinsons-disease, #writing-and-writers

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The President’s Backup Band

Absent connections to the world of celebrity, Donald J. Trump minted his own. His White House wasn’t Hollywood, but maybe that was the point.

#celebrities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Celebrity Vetting and ‘Helping the President’ to Defeat Coronavirus Despair

In a letter to Alex M. Azar II, the health secretary, House Democrats detailed how a $265 million public relations campaign tried to bolster President Trump.

#caputo-michael-r, #celebrities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Hot Pink Suits: Why Kerry Washington, Ashley Graham and Amy Schumer Are Wearing Them

There’s a new political fashion statement in town, just in time for the election. Should you wear it?

#argent, #celebrities, #christeson-sali, #fashion-and-apparel, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #suits-apparel, #supermajority, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

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Faith Stewart-Gordon, Doyenne of the Russian Tea Room, Dies at 88

After her husband died in 1967, she was the sole owner of the festive Manhattan gathering and gossiping spot until she sold it in 1995.

#celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #faith-stewart-gordon, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #restaurants, #russian-tea-room

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The Pressure to Be Perfect Turns Deadly for Celebrities in Japan

A succession of suicides has shown the burdens of a society where many feel that they must conceal their personal struggles.

#actors-and-actresses, #celebrities, #japan, #kimura-hana-1997-2020, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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“The Meaning of Mariah Carey”: 7 Takeaways From Her Memoir

In “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” the singer and songwriter opens up about abuse, infidelity, racism, Derek Jeter and much more.

#books-and-literature, #carey-mariah, #celebrities, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #the-meaning-of-mariah-carey-book

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