Coty has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Kim Kardashian West’s make-up brand KKW for $200m, just months after the American multinational beauty company closed a $600m deal with her sister, Kylie Jenner.
According to the Financial Times, the deal values Kim’s cosmetics company at $1bn, slightly lower than the $1.2 billion valuations Coty put on West’s half-sister Kylie Jenner’s business when it bought a 51 percent stake last year.
By buying only a minority stake in KKW this time, Coty does have the option to later acquire a majority stake in KKW, said one of the people familiar with the deal terms.
Simona Cattaneo, president of Coty luxury brands, said the deal would help accelerate changes at the company: “Coty is committed to becoming more focused and strategic as it transforms over the coming weeks and months.”
The announcement comes days after Kim’s husband Kanye West revealed that his fashion brand Yeezy had signed a 10-year deal with Gap.
The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to voice ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday, June 26.
“Moving forward, THE SIMPSONS will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” Fox Studios said in a statement to AFP.
The series, launched in 1989, has a number of coloured characters that are voiced by white actors.
The recurring character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a grocer of Indian origin, is voiced in the American version of the show by white actor Hank Azaria. The character has long been seen as problematic and conveying racist stereotypes. Last January Azaria announced that, in agreement with producers, he was abandoning the role.
The change will also affect the character of Dr Hibbert, a black character voiced by the white actor Harry Shearer who also lends his voice to many other characters on the series — from Homer Simpson’s boss Mr Burns to the chirpy neighbour Ned Flanders.
This announcement came as Mike Henry, the white actor who voices the black character of Cleveland Brown in Family Guy, another animated series produced by Fox, announced on Twitter and Instagram that he was giving up the role.
A message shared via Cynthia Morgan’s Instagram account cussed out Jude Okoye for his “evil ways.”
The last we heard from the singer and her former record label boss, it appeared they were ready to bury the hatchet. Cynthia, who had said her music career came to a halt after she signed with Jude Okoye’s Northside Entertainment label, cleared the air in an open letter and thanked Jude Okoye.
However, only weeks after thanking him, the singer, who now goes by the name Madrina, appears to be back to blasting him.
The message shared via her Instagram Stories reads: “@judeengees you will suffer for your evil ways.”
It is not clear what prompted Cynthia’s recent outburst.
Actress and activist Jameela Jamil has been known to criticize the Kardashian/Jenner sisters for their products which according to her ”promote things that influence women to aspire to unhealthy standards of beauty.”
Kim Kardashian recently shared a controversial video where she cinched her waist unnaturally through the use of a very-tight corset.
People began tagging Jameela to the video and sent her messages to address it and she did.
Sharing a screenshot from Kim’s video Jamil spoke out against unrealistic beauty standards that are reinforced and perpetuated by the patriarchy.
She wrote: “I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this. The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do. It’s because the fact that you’re all messaging me about it, shows my work is done. I havent been trying to cancel Kim K. I was always trying to arm YOU with the knowledge to recognize for YOURSELVES that this is a bullshit expectation of women, developed by the patriarchy. If YOU know that it’s problematic, reductive and irresponsible for her to perpetuate such a heavily impossible beauty standard to her impressionable fans… then you’re empowered and conscious and don’t need me.
“Kim, like many of us, has had decades of body image issues and obsession. This has been HEAVILY perpetuated by how much the media scrutinized her and her sisters over their appearances. She isn’t actively trying to harm you. She’s just so harmed and deluded into thinking this is what SHE needs to look like to be special and beautiful and she’s spilling it out onto her following. Is this wrong? YES. But I’m not sure she realizes that she’s doing to others what her idols did to her, in making her think a tiny waist is the key to femininity and sex appeal. We grew up in the era of Heroin Chic, where we were told you HAD to look like an addict starving to death, so to go from that..to being bullied about your body by the world? This toxicity from someone who is smart and knows better, is a sign that this is harm she can’t stop doing.
“So there’s no point in screaming at her. The smart thing to do is to protect YOURSELF. YOU have the power. YOU control every Market. YOU choose what and who is trendy. Unfollow the people who tell you things that hurt your self esteem. Don’t let the debris of their damage spill out onto you. Unfollow people/brands that don’t make you feel powerful and happy and grateful for what you have.
“You’re the boss and none of them are shit without you.
“THE PATRIARCHY WANTS US TO FOCUS ON OUR WEIGHT INSTEAD OF POWER, EQUALITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FREEDOM. FUCK ANYONE WHO ENCOURAGES THIS.
Veteran Nollywood actress Bose Adewoyin is dead. The actress who got famous for her role as Madam Tinubu in ‘EFUNROYE TINUBU’ written by Professor Akinwumi Isola and directed by Gbenga Adewusi in 1989, died on Tuesday morning, June 23.
Bose who was also on the contingent of the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture that performed Funmi Odusolu’s famous dance musical ‘ORÍ’ (Destiny), was buried at about 4pm on the day she died.
Maggie (Serinda Swan) is a tough and ruthless member of the all-female Dark Moon motorcycle gang led by the merciless Trigga (Pollyanna McIntosh).
After Maggie’s cousin is attacked and drugged at a party, the gang rides out to take revenge into their own hands. The attackers, led by Keegan (Jake Lockett), don’t see the fury coming and a war breaks out with Maggie and Brian (Diego Boneta) caught in the middle as both sides race towards a violent showdown to end it once and for all.Details
Genre: Crime | Drama | Horror | Thriller
IMDB Rating: N/A
Director(s): Melanie Aitkenhead
Stars: Serinda Swan , Diego Boneta , Pollyanna McIntosh