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Rihanna proved to be quite the art lover when she went to Art Basel, a megafair that attracted nearly 300 art dealers to Basel, Switzerland, this year.

According to W Magazine, Rihanna was the only celebrity who took a trip there this year, and somehow went largely unnoticed even as she walked into the high-profile Gagosian gallery with her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel.

She was dressed in full black, her otherwise monochrome outfit accented with white sneakers.

Remarkably, no fans were onsite to crowd around her or ask for autographs.

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#Rihanna poco fa in #Svizzera, all'@artbasel! 💯💖😘 #rihannasteamitalia #badgalriri #riri #Rih #style #artbasel

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Rihanna also loved David Nolan’s booth, where she took a picture of Richard Artschwager’s wooden sculptures, according to Artsy.

The star went with her 30-year-old billionaire boyfriend, Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, whom she has been dating for two years. They were finally spotted outside the Messe Basel, showing that at least one “commoner” noticed Rihanna’s presence. He happened to be a Swissman whose brother owned the restaurant and hotel where Rihanna got her midday meal.

The Swiss man only managed to capture Rihanna in his shot, that he later posted on Instagram.

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this is @badgalriri leaving @teufelhofbasel (my brothers restaurant & hotel) after lunch today. say no more. 🥭🙏🏼

A post shared by Lukie Wyniger/Uncle Peng Peng (@lukie_wyniger) on Jun 14, 2019 at 10:00am PDT





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Taylor Swift has dropped her music video for her latest single You Need to Calm Down, and Swifties are in love with its strikingly colorful aesthetic. It falls short of pleasing Beyoncé’s fans, unfortunately.

Social media users have noticed that the video draws some similarities to Beyoncé’s Party video from 2011. Both versions show the singers attending pool parties in trailer parks and donning similar outfits. Swift is seen wearing a pink fur top that is matched with a bikini top, while Beyoncé wears a pink one-piece and a yellow fur coat in her music video.

Several Twitter users have asked if Taylor Swift’s video is a “total ripoff” of Beyoncé’s Party. It is reminiscent of this year’s Billboard Music Awards, when Swift was also criticized for seemingly appropriating Beyoncé’s Coachella performance.

If Swift doesn’t want people to keep saying that she is copying Beyoncé, she should “quit ripping off Beyoncé,” one Twitter user suggests.

If Taylor Swift wants people to stop accusing her of ripping off Beyoncé, maybe she should quit ripping off Beyoncé. Her whole “above-ground pool party in a trailer park” vibe cribs a lot of shots from Bey’s “Party” video. This is just one example. pic.twitter.com/VsyUIOWbKe

— Erin Gaetz (@ErinGaetz) June 17, 2019


Beyonce's music video for "Party" has what "You Need to Calm Down" wishes it had... pic.twitter.com/kwhhDgNfwN

— Gina (@ginathechung) June 17, 2019


#Beyonce had left over props from her Party video... it’s nice she is letting the girls use her things. 💅🏿

— Mason Morix (@MisterMorix) June 17, 2019


Has anyone else noticed the similarities between @taylorswift13's "You Need To Calm Down" video with @Beyonce's "Party"....just sayin'...it also has a similar beat...hmm

— Tim.O.Ohhhh (@TimO866) June 17, 2019


Just another wild coincidence. pic.twitter.com/hXYycCuhPV

— Erin Gaetz (@ErinGaetz) June 17, 2019


Is it just me or is @taylorswift13 video #calmdown a total rip off of @Beyonce #party ?

— My Shelby (@myshelby) June 17, 2019




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AirPods are apparently integrated with some users’ sex lives, according to a recent survey by TickPick.

The research encompassed 1,010 people who were both sexually-active and loved music, and found that 17-percent of AirPod owners self-reported to engaging in sexual intercourse with their AirPods in.

It is unclear whether those people being interviewed prefer romping about in a surrounding of music, or if they simply love their earbuds too much, as the survey did not ask follow-up questions.

Twitter users have questioned the practice, and most are responding negatively. One user even sarcastically suggested listening to a soundtrack on Shrek to achieve the “ultimate orgasm.”

The survey results also reveal other interesting finds such as nearly one in four folk music fans having cried during sex, lovers of electronic dance music admitting to more sexual fetishes, and that pop music enthusiasts are somehow the least satisfied with their sex lives, as opposed to country music fans who are the most satisfied.

wear AirPods playing the fairy godmother’s cover of holding out for a hero in shrek 2 when you’re having sex to achieve the ultimate orgasm

— alex ✨ (@babyurgold) June 12, 2019


is today’s version of having sex w ur socks on having sex w ur air pods in

— Haley Amering (@thatbitchaley) June 9, 2019


Airpod Sex is probably already a Black Mirror episode #dailypop

— Jordache DeJuan Jordan (@jdjallday) June 14, 2019


17% of @Apple #Airpod owners wear their headphones while having sex 😂😫🤦🏻♀️ Would you though?!

— Michelle Fay (@FayOnAir) June 18, 2019


A survey says that some people are leaving their Apple AirPod wireless headphones in their ears while they have sex. As if we need more places to lose our earbuds. pic.twitter.com/DEAK5s9zUy

— Bill Kempin (@BillKempin) June 14, 2019




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A Twitter thread about a male boss who “slut-shamed” a regular headshot of a woman on LinkedIn has gone viral, sparking numerous discussions.

A Toronto-based podcaster known simply by the name of Sawyer recalled a situation where her boss made a bizarre comment about not understanding why females complain about being sexually harassed when they do “s**t like this,” pointing to a LinkedIn profile picture of a woman he had never met.

By “s**t like this,” he meant wearing an ordinary gray t-shirt. In fact, what was only visible was the account owner’s face, collar bone, and shoulders.

As the conversation continued, a confused Sawyer asked her superior to explain why wearing a gray t-shirt was problematic. He then said she was taking “slutty pictures.” Sawyer asked him to define what he meant by “slutty,” to which he termed, “over-the-top sexy and obviously down to f**k.”

When questioned about how a smiling woman in a t-shirt could give him such an impression, the boss finally admitted that she looked “insanely hot” in the LinkedIn picture.

The original tweet was then retweeted over 74,000 times, inviting several responses from women frustrated with men projecting their sexual desires on them, and then blaming them. One user even said she had to change her LinkedIn picture as many men treated it “like a dating site.”

With many people coming forward with their own stories and opinions, the post became a discussion board on the problematic “slut-shaming” mindset. You can read the full thread below, in addition to responses to the appalling recount.

[Thread] My boss made a comment today along the line of "I don't get how women can complain about how they get treated when they do shit like this." I turned around and to see what he was talking about, and he was looking at a thumbnail of a profile pic of a woman on LinkedIn.

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


She was a nice looking woman - it was a head and shoulders shot of her wearing a grey t-shirt and smiling at the camera. It was as generic as you could get, which is what LinkedIn likes for profile pictures. I was totally baffled and said "Shit like... what?"

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


He clicked on it to open it full-size, like he thought I just wasn't seeing it well enough and said "This!"

I said "Taking selfies?"
He said "Taking selfies like THAT."

I was still absolutely fucking lost, so I asked him to explain.

He said "Just, like, slutty pictures."

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


"Slutty" is obviously a dumb af hypermisogynistic construct, but let me repeat - it was a headshot of a woman wearing a gray t-shirt. The only skin on her you could see was her face and collarbones. I was STILL LOST and he was getting annoyed like I was being deliberately dumb

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


I was getting annoyed right back, so I told him to just explain what he meant. He talked for a minute about how if you're going to post pictures like that, you deserve what you get. I was incredulous and reiterated to him that it was literally just a picture of a smiling face.

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


We had this go round for a few minutes - him going come on, you know what I mean, me going no, I literally don't. Eventually, I told him to define the word "slutty". He said "way over the top sexy and obviously down to fuck." I asked him what about that picture said that to him.

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


After going in circles for about ten minutes he finally goes, "Well, she's insanely hot."

There it was.

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


This man saw a THUMBNAIL of a picture of an attractive woman, and decided that not only was she a "slut", but that her presumed "behavior" meant she deserved any harassment or assault she experienced - and felt this strongly enough to say it out loud, unprompted, and AT WORK.

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


A woman has her smiling face on her profile. A man she has never met sees it and instantly feels rage and disgust. He believes she invites and deserves harrassment/assault.

All because she dared to be attractive in a public space.

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


@ men: Don't you ever ask women why they're afraid again.

— Sawyer (@sswyrs) June 14, 2019


I had to change my LinkedIn picture because you’d be amazed how many men think it’s a dating site.

— Nicky (@Creamfacedloon) June 15, 2019


It's men. We act like everything is a dating site.
LinkedIn, Twitter, Walmart.
We're just scum lol

— nerdy kinky commie (@SexualSocialist) June 16, 2019


He got mad bc he saw an insanely attractive girl that he knows no way he in hell he can get, which turns into rage and resentment

— Gwen (@Psych0___) June 16, 2019




[via Metro.co.uk, cover image via Natee Meepian / Shutterstock.com]
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Coca-Cola is releasing its first-ever energy drink, called ‘Coca-Cola Energy’, in Australia after already debuting in Spain, Hungary and the UK.

The cola promises the taste of the classic, with the added ingredients of caffeine and guarana, and arrives in sugar and sugar-free variations.

‘Coca-Cola Energy’ is part of the company’s plan to create drinks for different lifestyles and occasions. It is not advisable to mix the concoction with alcoholic beverages; Coca-Cola, however, recently unveiled posh mixers to fulfill that purpose with booze.

In Australia, the drink is hitting shelves on 26 June. To promote ‘Coca-Cola Energy’, the company teamed up with marketing agency Ogilvy Australia to distribute samples to partygoers at the Free Dance Party founded and hosted by Christie Aucamp-Schutte.

The campaign was accompanied with a tagline reading, “Move with a new energy,” fitting for a dance fest that connects music and verve.

According to Coca-Cola Australia’s marketing director Lucie Austin, the company has been “passionate about bringing people together,” and launching ‘Coca-Cola Energy’ at a free dance party is one way to ensure people are having a good time.

Austin added that the cola is perfect for busy people who are always on the go and sometimes seek an extra energy kick with a great flavor.


Coke Energy x Free Dance Party

Christie, you are the dancing Queen 🎶 Helping Sydney move with a new energy 💃🏽 After her #FreeDanceParty was shut down last week, we thought our new Coca-Cola Energy may be able to help… #CokeEnergy #MoveWithANewEnergy

Posted by Coca-Cola Australia on Thursday, June 13, 2019


Posted by Coca-Cola Australia on Thursday, June 13, 2019



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One of the most iconic features of Lisa Kudrow, most recognized for her role as the ditzy ‘Phoebe Buffay’ in Friends, is her blonde hair. The look would follow her through all 10 seasons of the popular sitcom and for most of her career.

Surprisingly, the 55-year-old actress is not a natural blonde. As healthy as her platinum tresses have looked through the decades, she was a brunette.

In a belated Father’s Day post on Instagram, Kudrow uploaded a photo of herself, likely as a teenager, with her parents. Dark chocolate hair seems to run in her family.

“I can't decide who you resemble the most!” one follower comments. Another jokingly asks why ‘Ursula Buffay’ was left out of the picture.

As ‘Phoebe’ famously blurted out, “That is brand new information!”

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Day late, but happy Father’s Day to my EXTRAORDINARY Dad...

A post shared by Lisa Kudrow (@lisakudrow) on Jun 17, 2019 at 8:53am PDT





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Resident Evil’s ‘Umbrella Corporation’ is a malicious pharmaceutical and biotechnology conglomerate branded by a striped umbrella logo. Similarly, a (hopefully friendlier) pharmaceutical and biotechnology firm bearing a striped umbrella logo exists in China.

Chinese social media users are sensing that something might be amiss from Shanghai Ruilan Bao Hu San Biotech Limited, no thanks to the eight-piece umbrella-shaped symbol that fronts the establishment.

The logo is undoubtedly alike that of the horror video game franchise’s ‘Umbrella Corporation’; the only difference is that the in-game version is set in red and white, whereas Shanghai’s variation replaces the red with turquoise.

Fans have been wondering if the real-life firm’s executives are just fans of the series, or if Shanghai is ‘Raccoon City’ brought to life, as reported by GetNews.

True enough, the portfolio of Lanshan, the online branding agency in charge of Shanghai Ruilan Bao Hu San’s visual identity, shows that the emblem was indeed adopted by the company.

If this story sounds familiar to you, it’s because a skin center in Vietnam was also found to have appropriated the Resident Evil motif in 2017.

e essa empresa de biotecnologia chinesa que usa o mesmo logo da umbrella corporation pic.twitter.com/t9FR5uz73G

— epidemia de muriçoca em pajuçara-ce🔰 (@fehzito) June 19, 2019


Click to view enlarged version

Image via Lanshan



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A group of dogs look as if they are “sledding” along Greenland’s waters in a photo that reveals how drastically the climate has transformed.

The viral image was taken by scientists on the melting Greenland ice sheet last week, showing how unusually warm it has been in the region.

Zack Labe, a climate scientist at the University of California at Irvine, also tweeted that temperatures have been higher than average “across the entire Arctic so far this year.” In fact, a report by the International Journal of Science reveals that temperatures in Greenland have spiked to as high as 40 degrees above average.

The picture depicts a scene that takes place every June just before the sea ice has melted. Danish researchers would get onto the ice sheet using dogsleds to collect instruments used to measure the thickness of ice around Greenland before the tools disappear into the sea.

In previous years, the dogs would be on ice, but due to climate change, a layer of water was on the frozen layer, giving the illusion that the animals were “walking on water.”

Herdis Preli Damberg, a meteorologist with the Danish Meteorological Institute, also explained that the heat was caused by warmer air traveling up from the south, leading to an increase of melting ice on both the glaciers and sea ice.

He also shared that the ice-melting season was pushed forward to April 30 this year, when it usually happens around June through August.

Amazing photo shows dogs 'sledding on water' amid Greenland ice melt https://t.co/tiEIXSBdLn https://t.co/tmzl68mSx7 pic.twitter.com/ZZtll1BGDP

— Countries News (@Countries_News) June 18, 2019




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Coca-Cola is releasing its first-ever energy drink, called ‘Coca-Cola Energy’, in Australia after already debuting in Spain, Hungary and the UK.

The cola promises the taste of the classic, with the added ingredients of caffeine and guarana, and arrives in sugar and sugar-free variations.

‘Coca-Cola Energy’ is part of the company’s plan to create drinks for different lifestyles and occasions. It is not advisable to mix the concoction with alcoholic beverages; Coca-Cola, however, recently unveiled posh mixers to fulfill that purpose with booze.

In Australia, the drink is hitting shelves on 26 June. To promote ‘Coca-Cola Energy’, the company teamed up with marketing agency Ogilvy Australia to distribute samples to partygoers at the Free Dance Party founded and hosted by Christie Aucamp-Schutte.

The campaign was accompanied with a tagline reading, “Move with a new energy,” fitting for a dance fest that connects music and verve.

According to Coca-Cola Australia’s marketing director Lucie Austin, the company has been “passionate about bringing people together,” and launching ‘Coca-Cola Energy’ at a free dance party is one way to ensure people are having a good time.

Austin added that the cola is perfect for busy people who are always on the go and sometimes seek an extra energy kick with a great flavor.


Coke Energy x Free Dance Party

Christie, you are the dancing Queen 🎶 Helping Sydney move with a new energy 💃🏽 After her #FreeDanceParty was shut down last week, we thought our new Coca-Cola Energy may be able to help… #CokeEnergy #MoveWithANewEnergy

Posted by Coca-Cola Australia on Thursday, June 13, 2019


Posted by Coca-Cola Australia on Thursday, June 13, 2019



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Blue Ivy Carter seems to be following in her mother’s performer footsteps, showing off her killer dance skills at a recent recital.

Videos of the seven-year-old performing at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy with her dance class have surfaced on the internet, proving that Carter could pull off a wide range of styles from splits to the ‘floss’.

The routine was set to Beyoncé’s rendition of Before I Let Go, and the emerging footage reveals Carter as a natural-born performer nailing each move perfectly and staying on beat.

An impressed Twitter user wrote, “Nice of Blue Ivy to invent dancing.” One eagle-eyed attendee also spotted Jay-Z in the crowd.

Blue Ivy is truly Beyoncé’s daughter, as shown in the clips below.

Blue Ivy dancing to “The Pink Panther” during the annual Spring Concert at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy 💕 pic.twitter.com/R8h084nEaj

— Blue Ivy Source (@blueivysource) June 16, 2019


Another video of Blue Ivy during her dance recital at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy 💕 pic.twitter.com/IXkXAixdJw

— Blue Ivy Source (@blueivysource) June 17, 2019


Jay-Z watching Blue’s dance recital at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Beyoncé was there too! 💕 pic.twitter.com/4u4MhcFob6

— Blue Ivy Source (@blueivysource) June 16, 2019




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