By & by Billy Nilles | Wed., 11 Dec. 2019 3:00 AM Share Tweet Email It's almost time to say goodbye to 2019. There's just a few short weeks left in this wild and unpredictable year, but before we can turn the page on this particular chapter of our lives and get ourselves ready for all that 2020 has in store, we thought we'd take one last good look back at the year through the pop culture moments that helped to define it. From the break ups we didn't see coming to the records that were broken, the music we kept on repeat to the memes we had to retweet, 2019 was anything but dull.Whether we were scratching our heads over that first Cats trailer or squealing at the sight of Baby Yoda, learning Aunt Becky was wanted by the Feds or loving that Taylor Swift and Katy Perry finally found peace, we were certainly never bored. And these were the moments that made sure of it. Photos Relive the Royal Family's Biggest Moments of 2019 And if you can't … [Read more...] about Every Single Pop Culture Moment That Defined 2019
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Margot Robbie shot to fame after her appearance on Neighbours in 2008 playing the role of a high school student. And now more than a decade later, the 29-year-old has become the first double nominee in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 9th AACTA International Awards. Margot secured nominations for Bombshell and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. What a bombshell: Margot Robbie (pictured) is the first double nominee in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 9th AACTA International Awards Fellow Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Toni Collette also received nominations and will go head-to-head with Margot when the ceremony is held in January. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Golden Globes 2020: Australians sweep the nominations... Margot Robbie cuts a chic figure in all-white ensemble as... 'I was beyond shattered, but I had to rally': Nicole Kidman... Margot Robbie puts on a leggy display in a copper … [Read more...] about Margot Robbie makes history as the first double nominee for Best Supporting Actress at the AACTA International Awards
The fashion industry's top-billed event, the annual Met Gala, is an invitation-only fundraiser held for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Gala is held on the first Monday of May every year. Met Gala: Who wore it better, Priyanka or Deepika? It is known for its outrageously innovative themes and, this year, the theme was 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' and was based on Notes on Camp, an essay written in 1964 by American author Susan Sontag. This led to interesting, innovative fashion on the pink carpet. Take a look: Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Salma Hayek wore a black, gold and cream Gucci dress, and a gold-leafed crown and poufy black tulle sleeves. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Penelope Cruz looked chic in a black and white ensemble. She was wearing a Chanel dress, along with a bag by the same maker, in Christian Louboutin shoes and sported Atelier Swarovski by Penelope Cruz earrings. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Gal … [Read more...] about Met Gala 2019: Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz rock the pink carpet
Tired of dreadful scripts and degrading magazine spreads, the Oscar-winning actress, producer, entrepreneur and activist built an empire on her own taste and work ethic. Now she plots projects all over Hollywood and responds to critics of her paychecks: "Does it bother people when Kobe Bryant or LeBron James make their contract?" "You ready for your eyes to roll back in your head?" The warning comes an hour or so into lunch at L.A.'s members-only San Vicente Bungalows, once Reese Witherspoon has fished her phone from the depths of her designer purse and slid it across the table. There, on her screen, is an illustration that ran four years ago in Time magazine, accompanying a trend piece headlined "Hollywood's New Domestic Divas." The Oscar-winning actress, who at the time had just launched her retail company, Draper James, is in the center, outfitted preposterously with a vacuum, an apron and an evening gown. She's flanked by Gwyneth Paltrow, holding a strawberry shortcake her … [Read more...] about How Reese Witherspoon Took Charge of Her Career and Changed Hollywood
On 24 June 2016, the day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk and Martin Schulz issued the EU’s first formal response to a decision they described in a joint statement as “regrettable”, but said they respected. The bloc stood united, the presidents of the European commission, council and parliament said. Defence of its stability and interests was its priority, so any Brexit agreement with the UK would be “balanced … in terms of rights and obligations”. In the days that followed, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and François Hollande, then France’s president, put meat on the bones of that anodyne little phrase. “There can be,” Merkel told the Bundestag – adopting a term destined to become famous – “no cherry-picking.” There must, she stressed, be “a palpable difference between countries who are members of the European family, and those who are … [Read more...] about So will Europe miss the UK when it’s gone? Probably not
Koons holding a gazing ball aloft in his studio alongside several sculptures destined for his show at David Zwirner. Photo: Martin Schoeller/New York Magazine Honk Honk Honk! Honk! Jeff Koons’s 5-year-old son, Eric, is blowing a yellow plastic toy horn in his face, and the preternaturally unruffled artist is, for a human second, irritated. “Stop,” says Koons. “No blowing the horn.” “It’s mine,” Eric says. “It’s not yours,” Koons says. “It’s Dad’s.” Then he deftly takes it from Eric, handing it off to one of the children’s caretakers. We are standing in the middle of Koons’s quarter-city-block West Chelsea studio complex with the six children he has with his wife, Justine, who worked here before she married him; their nannies; and his extremely nice assistants, who exude an almost midwestern courteousness. I’m in the capital of the Koons empire, an earnest and … [Read more...] about Jeff Koons Is the Most Successful American Artist Since Warhol. So What’s the Art World Got Against Him?