ARTS AND CULTURE EDITOR
Fifty, Flirty, and Forgiving?
What better way to spend your 50th birthday than in the company of Hollywood’s most famous and most scandalous? Jennifer Aniston, America’s sweetheart, celebrated her “over-the-hill” day partying it up with people like Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Two surprise guests (surprise to us, not necessarily for her) were seen partying it up beside Jen: ex-boyfriend John Mayer, and yes, you guessed it, ex-husband, Brad Pitt. Perhaps this party was Jen turning over a new leaf as she leaps into the second half of her life. or maybe it was just a way to show off how fabulous she looks to all of her famous exes. Either way, Jen is the very definition of “graceful aging”.
“Vogue” May Now Pronounce You, Mr. and Mrs. Bieber
The dormant newlywed couple, Justin (24) and Hailey Bieber (22), have emerged from their post-matrimonial bliss to reenter the public in a big way. In lieu of grand marriage portraits, the Biebers will be gracing the front of “Vogue” for their very first photoshoot as a married couple. If this wasn’t nauseatingly adorable enough, Hailey will be featured wearing white as a reminder that yes, they are married. Although the cover seems bright and shiny, Hailey opens up to “Vogue” about the hardships of marriage: “The thing is, marriage is very hard … That is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard”. Although I will forever be a stan of Jelena, I wish these newlyweds luck on both their “Vogue” debut and their marriage.
Just Your Typical Case of “Who Dunnit?”
“Empire” actor, Jussie Smollet (36), faces a scandal and possibly lawsuit in light of his “fake” racist and homophobic attack. After hearing of this injustice, celebrities took to Instagram and Twitter to show their loyalty to Smollet, and to acceptance and equality of all. They, however, did not have all the information. It seems to be, in an attempt to push his own anti-MAGA agenda, Smollet falsely accused two Caucasian men of attacking him in Chicago with physical brutality, in addition to racial and homophobic slurs. Evidence has come to light that Smollet may have not only planned this attack but lied to the press. This is an ongoing investigation.