20 Nov
2020

Alicia Keys Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Makeup

first_imgShe continued that wearing braids even still makes her feel like royalty. “There’s something so beautiful about the Blackness of it, about my African ancestry that I just feel truly connected to.”Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) Alicia Keys on Why She Stopped Wearing Makeup: 'I Became Addicted to It'“Make-up was a big thing for me; I had been wearing it since I was, like, 16 years old,” she said in the autumn/winter 2020 Glamour U.K. issue. “And then, as I got into the music world, it was what you did every day to do your television, or to do your shoot.” She began wearing makeup, not out of pleasure, but because she thought that’s what she had to do.“I realized I became addicted to it,” she explained. “I didn’t feel comfortable without it.”- Advertisement – With that being said, the hitmaker has always known how to uphold her individual sense of identity. “The pressure to try to [get me to] wear more dressy things… that just wasn’t who I was and it will never be who I am,” she told the publication. “And even as I grow now, and can truly feel comfortable in multiple ways and styles, I still am who I am. So, I was happy that I was pretty strong from the beginning. And my management early on was always very supportive about that.”Another thing she’s maintained a strong attachment to is braids, thanks to the hairstyle’s cultural connection.“Hair is such a gorgeous expression of our individuality and deserves to be respected,” she said. “I’ve always been proud of wearing braids and I love learning about the power of hair.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Alicia Keys on Why She Stopped Wearing Makeup: 'I Became Addicted to It'Alicia Keys. Matt Baron/ShutterstockOur no makeup queen! It’s no secret that Alicia Keys is a fresh-faced goddess, but there’s a reason the 39-year-old gave up wearing makeup a few years ago.Back in 2016, the “Girl on Fire” singer famously launched a #NoMakeup campaign to protest the judgement women face every day over their appearance. But it wasn’t just about fighting the good fight. There were also some personal protests behind her decision.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

China plans to lift lockdown on Wuhan

first_imgAfter nearly two months on lockdown, China says it plans to remove the travel ban from Wuhan where the coronavirus first begin.Provincial authorities say they are easing the travel restrictions due to a significant reduction in new infections in Hubei and with new cases dropping to zero for five consecutive days. Since then, only one new case has surfaced, a doctor at the Hubei General Hospital.The removal of the travel ban will begin in the Hubei province on Wednesday then the Wuhan area altogether on April 8th.Wuhan is considered the epicenter for the virus with 67,801 cases and 3,160 fatalities and was first placed under state-imposed lockdown on January 23rd. All forms of transportation were shutdown in the area and the city’s perimeters were locked down as well.Before making a decision on whether the travel restrictions should be removed,  China’s president visited the Wuhan area on March 10th.While the spread of the virus has slowed down considerably in Wuhan, it has spread rapidly throughout the rest of the world.380,000 have reportedly been infected with the virus with more than 16,500 deaths reported as a result of that according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Many countries and states have since issued their own lock down orders in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.last_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

As they mourn Kobe Bryant, Clippers get back to work

first_imgThe scoreboard reads 8 and 24 in honor of former Lakers great Kobe Bryant as the Clippers practice at their training center in Playa Vista on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Beth Harris) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I told him once, ‘I’m on to you.’ He’s like, ‘What you mean?’ I said, ‘You want people to think you’re a jerk. But you’re one of the nicest guys in the world.’ “Kobe’s reaction? He said, ‘Bulls—.’ https://t.co/3gHKEcRF2u— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) January 29, 2020 PLAYA VISTA — With Moe Harkless wearing No. 11 instead of Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 as he put up extra shots after Clippers practice on Wednesday, Paul George made his way toward a scrum of reporters.As Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams would in the next few minutes, George did an admirable job of explaining how much he’d gained as a fan and friend of the Lakers legend: “He was my Michael Jordan,” George said. “I picked this ball up because of this man.”Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning that has left the basketball community and much of the world beyond reeling.From Bryant, George said he took the stoicism he saw in 2013 after Bryant suffered a torn Achilles tendon when he sustained a gruesome broken leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage in 2016.center_img “When I hurt my leg people talked to me like, ‘Oh you didn’t show no emotions,’ George said. “Well, when I seen Kobe tear his Achilles it was no emotion. He did what he had to do. And that’s kind of how I got into that mindset of being strong, don’t cry, just deal with it, be strong for my family, for my parents.”Leonard said he reached out to Bryant early in his NBA career and had been picking his brain from time to time since. Bryant helped Leonard with everything from sharing strategies for in-game situations to transportation tips, telling him about his time-saving strategy to commute by helicopter and even sharing with him his pilot, Ara Zobayan, who also perished in Sunday’s crash.“It’s sad every day,” Leonard said. “You kind of feel like life isn’t real once you start seeing these little monuments or the pictures that people are putting up with his face and the year he was born and the year he died.“It doesn’t seem real. It just seems like you’re in a movie or something. And you know, you just want to wake up. So it’s still surreal to me.”Lou Williams – who played for the Lakers in 2015-16, Bryant’s 20th and final season – said it was good to get back to practice Wednesday ahead of the Clippers’ game Thursday against the Sacramento Kings (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Prime Ticket). The game will be the second game since Bryant’s death because Tuesday’s game against the Lakers was postponed, with the Clippers’ full support, by the league. Still, Williams said, playing won’t stop the grieving.“I’ve been going through so many different emotions,” he said. “Happy. Sad. And just dealing with it on so many different levels, from knowing him, playing with him and being a fan. And, it’s tough. I cried myself to sleep last night and I woke up feeling better today. It’s just a rough time for everybody who was a fan of him, and everybody that knew him.”Rivers said he spent time Tuesday going through his pictures of Bryant, including one from a function they both attended a month ago. He said he also spoke with his son Austin, whom Bryant had taken a liking to, and he “was still not in a good way.”“So that’s where you’re at,” Doc Rivers said. “Other than that, trying to get the guys back and get ready to play. It feels like other than us and the Lakers, everyone’s still doing their jobs and so we’ve gotta figure out how to get through this and do our job. That’ll be the toughest part.”From his place near Staples Center, Leonard said he’s been observing the outpouring of love for Bryant happening outside of the arena, where legions of fans have come to pay their respects and mourn together.“I see everybody gathering, cars pulling in, everybody walking in either Kobe shoes, Kobe jerseys, T-shirts, the apparel that he had out,” Leonard said. “Just to see the gathering, the candles, the flowers, kids, grownups, dogs, all different type of animals, it’s crazy.”And all of it, George said, is deserved.“You just think of who he touched, what he’s been a part of,” said George, who has missed nine consecutive games with a hamstring strain but is considered probable to play Thursday, as is Patrick Beverley (right groin strain). “I’m not surprised by it at all. It’s exactly how we should be celebrating and honoring him.”last_img read more

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