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Love of Music

February 12th, 2019   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Who runs the world? Girls! Yesterday, 2/10 , Los Angeles, California hosts the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at the Staple Centre. This years Grammy’s was especially one to remember, as the women dominate in some of the major categories like, Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best New Artist and more. As we celebrated Diana Ross’ 75th birthday,  Jennifer Lopez faced quite a bit of criticism for her Motown tribute. These were just some highlights of the 2019 Gammy’s.

The big winners of the night were H.E.R, Drake, Childish Gambino, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and more. Cardi B took home Best Rap Album, and a lot of people weren’t happy about it, including Ariana Grande. Drake won Best Rap Song, but with the room filled with music legends and first-timers, Alicia Keys emphasized the overarching theme of the award ceremony: to share in the love of music.

by Ashley Kate Martin

“Sound of Fashion” Runway Shows Taiwanese Designer, Sami Chen of HappyFish Fashion along with the beautiful Miss America, Nia Franklin to benefit the Cristian Rivera Foundation.

February 7th, 2019   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »


Miss America, Nia Franklin walks the runway  today, in this weeks opening event for the 2019 NYFW. For the first time, 25-year old, Nia Franklin walks alongside Life Size Robots. This rare found idea was put to life by CRF proud supporter and talented Taiwanese Fashion Designer, Sami Chen of HappyFish Fashion. Todays show is in honour of The Cristian Rivera Foundation and all proceeds will help further our search for a cure for DIPG.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ Emotional Wedding

December 19th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Nick and Priyanka’s wedding is a romantic and fascinating story.   The couple recently were married in Jodhpur, India, with two beautiful ceremonies, as they embraced their love and respect for one another. Most  people believe that the newlyweds  met at the 2017 Met Gala, but this love story goes back even further.

Nick stated to Vogue Magazine that he sent his first message to Priyanka in September 2016, more than Two Years ago,  through Twitter direct messages.  Priyanka responded to Nick,  suggesting he text her instead and the couple started private messaging and flirting, actually Months before the Met Gala. Social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter have become a platform for everyone, to develop friendships, business leads and of course, more intimate relationships.   It wasn’t until the Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty in 2017 that they had their first face-to-face encounter.  According to sources, as soon as Nick saw Priyanka, he got down on one knee, in front of a bunch of people and said “You’re real. Where have you been all my life?” There has been much buzz about how quickly the couple got engaged, but apparently,  in the new Indian Culture, it is now acceptable for brief courtships to lead to engagement announcements.

Throughout this brief period, from when they first started talking until they got married, Nick has shown the utmost respect for Priyanka and her family. Priyanka made it clear she wanted to maintain her traditional values and have a ceremony in accordance with those values.  With both families present and both of their Cultures represented,  the couple held a western ceremony, officiated by Jonas’s father, Paul at the Unmaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Chopra was wearing a custom Ralph Lauren wedding gown and Jonas wore a Ralph Lauren suit. All the bridesmaids and groomsmen were also trending with Ralph Lauren.  After the ceremony,  guests endulged in delicious slices from the staggering seven-tier wedding cake,  created in the same art deco style of the palatial wedding venue. The couple’s Hindu ceremony took place the next day. Priyanka quoted to PEOPLE Magazine,  “Being able to have two big weddings, in India, with our closest family and friends was unbelievably special”. Following the ceremony,  Priyanka’s family blessed her new life with Jonas with a ‘Bidaai’, a bridal ritual. “I love that our wedding was a religious mash-up”. The Jonas family honored Priyanka’s roots, wearing traditional outfits for the Hindu ceremony. “We took beautiful traditions that we both grew up with and personalized them in a way that made sense for us. It’s been incredible to find the commonalities between our beliefs and figuring out how to blend them in a respectful and meaningful way.”


By: Luiscardy Santos

The Royal Wedding- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Congratulations are in order! Over the weekend, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, got married to Meghan Markle, an American actress. This event is historical for a few reasons. First, Meghan Markle is an American Actress, and she does not come from royalty. Second, Meghan Markle is half African-American, making her the first African American Duchess of Sussex, or any member of royalty.  Meghan identifies as a feminist and didn’t want to be “given away” to Harry. She arrived at the Chapel on her own and was accompanied by Prince Charles, her father-in-law, down the aisle.  In addition, she has been previously married, something that is considered taboo in the royal family. She wore a beautiful Givenchy gown and spent months working with the designer. Congratulations to the new couple!

By: Lauren Dinardo

Jada Pickett Smith and Hair Loss

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

In the latest episode of her Facebook chat show, Red Table Talk, Jada Pickett Smith opened up about her battle with hair loss. She has been wearing a headscarf recently, and she addressed questions about it in her show. She first suspected something was wrong when she kept losing hair in the shower and proceeded to cut her hair in fear of going bald. She admitted that the topic was difficult to discuss, as she adored her hair and taking care of it was a “beautiful ritual” for her. Whenever she stresses about her hair loss, she remembers those diagnosed with cancer. Even though she misses her hair, she feels like a queen whenever she wears a headscarf. Good luck to Jada while she embarks on this scary journey of hair loss.

By: Lauren Dinardo

Ariana Grande has a new boyfriend: Pete Davidson from SNL!

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

Just last week, it was revealed that Ariana Grande and longtime boyfriend, Mac Miller, had split. They broke up after attending Coachella together in April. The split seemed to be a surprise to the public, but according to a source, the relationship was over long before Coachella. According to the same source, Ariana is in a much better place following the split. Mac Miller doesn’t seem to be in a happy place like Ariana is, as he just got arrested for DUI last week. Now, Ariana Grande has a new boyfriend: Pete Davidson from SNL! Pete recently broke it off with his long-time girlfriend last week, so Ariana isn’t the only one in this relationship that’s fresh out of another one. Ariana and Pete have known each other since 2016, when Ariana hosted Saturday Night Live. We don’t know how they reconnected, but it’s exciting! Right now, it is very casual, but they are both very happy. Congratulations!

By: Lauren Dinardo

Superman’ actress Margot Kidder passes away

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

A staple of the original live action Superman saga, Margot Kidder charmed the world as Lois Lane. She began her career in the 1960’s, but found mainstream success in 1978 where she starred in Superman alongside Christopher Reeves. She acted in all of the three original Superman Sequels and had a very successful career. She starred in The Amityville Horror (1979), as well as performances in The Heartaches (1981) and a 2015 Emmy nomination for her role in R.L.Stine’s The Haunting Hour. Kidder was born in Canada, but received her United States citizenship in 2005. Along with acting, she had been an activist for liberal and democratic causes, and was even arrested in 2011 at an oil pipeline protest. The end of her life she had moved to Montana to spend time with her family and grandchildren. She passed away at the age of 69. She will be remembered fondly for her acting career and her dedication.


By Daniel Sproviero

Kim did what: Kardashian star advertising appetite suppressant

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Body positivity is all over these days, being able to feel comfortable in your skin, and the way you are. These little kids who look up to these beautiful celebrities want to be just like them but what they don’t realize is that it is nearly impossible. Kim Kardashian West has been greatly criticized for her recent photo on Instagram which showed her sucking on a lollipop that is supposedly an appetite suppressant. The reality TV star, shared to her 11 million followers that the lollipops, “are literally unreal” The sales for the lollipops made by Flat Tummy Co have been increasing at a rapid rate ever since the post was put out there, and even after it was deleted. She has been dealing with a lot of backlash due to the post, as excepted. Definitely not Kim’s best decision.

By: Serena Vohra

Another Internet Outbreak: Is It Yanny Or Laurel?

May 17th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

This year’s version of the black and blue or to some white and gold dress. Someone came out with a voice recording, and people can’t seem to decipher if they are saying “Yanny” or “Laurel” I mean in my opinion it’s pretty obvious that they’re saying “Yanny” but somehow it became public and is now trending all over social media. Apparently according to scientists whether you hear “Yanny” or “laurel” depends on whether you’re attending to lower or higher frequencies of sound. Some start by saying they hear “Yanny” and then they hear the same video elsewhere and hear “laurel” and that can vary on the quality of the speaker you’re hearing it from, your sensitivity to hearing, and the audio-processing regions of your brain. But experiments found that once someone makes a decision on whether they hear “Yanny” or “laurel”, or see the dress as black and blue or white and gold it is very hard for them to change their perception on that. Even if they try to listen to it differently, or look at it from another point of view, it’s almost as if our brains won’t let us see or hear past what we originally thought.

By: Serena Vohra

Believe it or not, it’s happening

May 16th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

“Did you see what she was wearing?” “Did you hear they were dating?” Well, all the rumors can finally come to a rest because we have the rundown.

Turns out, The Weeknd, and Bella are almost positively back together, after his recent breakup with Selena Gomez, the singer seems to be all over Bella Hadid again, getting cozy with her and the Cannes festival this past weekend. Haley Baldwin and Shawn Mendes? Now we’re needing stitches for our broken hearts, seems the two made their relationship official at the Met Gala last week, although we might be upset he’s officially taken, we can’t deny that those two are just perfect for each other, talk about a good-looking couple. Kanye West taking a break from his phone, but definitely not his Twitter. Singer and rapper Kayne West was starting a feud on Twitter last week due to his outspoken tweets about supporting President Donald Trump, and other outrageous things. Are we surprised? Not really. Seems as if Kanye pulls a little something like this every once in a while, always happens to be right before he comes out with some fire music. Is it a publicity stunt? With Kris Jenner in his family ties can we really be that shocked?


by Serena Vohra