Meghan Markle is set to break a huge royal tradition at her wedding

And we love her even more for it…Meghan Markle wore stars in one earAfter announcing their engagement just months ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed at Windsor Castle in May in what is sure to be the wedding of the year. With the nuptials fast-approaching, people have been speculating about what to expect from the big day – from Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer and the seating arrangements to what will be served at the royal feast. As far as weddings go, this one [Read Entire Story]

Jessica Chastain helped Octavia Spencer get five times her original salary for their new movie  

'I love that woman - she’s walking the walk and she’s actually talking the talk'From the editors of InStyle US Words by Jennifer Davis Equal work for equal pay should be the standard in Hollywood and across all industries, but sadly it’s not. Thankfully, through movements like Time’s Up, this disparity is starting to change, but often it takes women advocating for themselves and each other to see results. As was the case for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer. At the Sundance Film Festival, [Read Entire Story]

Author Ursula Le Guin, 88

Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several, including “The Left Hand of Darkness” — set on a planet where the customary gender distinctions do not apply — have been in print for almost 50 years. The critic Harold Bloom lauded Ms. Le Guin as “a superbly imaginative creator and major stylist” who “has raised fantasy into high literature for our time.” SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Is Berlin for Dreamers or Settlers?

For many, Berlin equals that nice kid on the playground you could always turn to without getting picked on. A big toy box where, magically, all squares, balls and triangles fit into the same hole. A safe space to announce becoming a lawyer on Monday and a modern artist on Thursday – basically a place where individualism bites conformity in the butt. During my first internship I met heaps of creative people who just moved to Berlin and I couldn’t help but wonder: What is the fascination [Read Entire Story]

What was Obama like as a boss? We asked his old UN Ambassador Samantha Power

Political dynamo Samantha Power, former UN Ambassador and Obama's right-hand woman is the star of a new documentary about the president's final year in office It’s the early hours of the morning in Washington on 9th November 2016, moments after Donald Trump has been confirmed as the winning candidate in the Presidential Election. Obama’s UN Ambassador Samantha Power sits in her Washington apartment attempting to digest what has happened. Hours earlier she was entertaining guests including [Read Entire Story]

16 tweets debating Aziz Ansari – bad feminist or bad date?

What do you think?‘I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life.’ This was the title of the account published on by a past date of 34-year-old actor and self-proclaimed feminist, Aziz Ansari. ‘Grace’, a 23-year-old Brooklyn-based photographer described her experience dating the actor, explaining how she felt pressured into having sex with him. ‘I know I was physically giving off cues that I wasn’t interested. I don’t think that was noticed at all, or if [Read Entire Story]

What If Diversity Doesn’t Make Us Better?

"There’s a growing body of evidence that even if diversity— the kind that results from immigration — once made America stronger, it may not be doing so anymore. Robert Putnam, a liberal sociologist at Harvard, found that increased diversity corrodes civil society by eroding shared values, customs and institutions. People tend to “hunker down” and retreat from civil society, at least in the short and medium term." SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Here’s why Meghan Markle can’t wear a tiara, but Kate Middleton can

The bride-to-be isn't allowed access to the crown jewels just yet...Credit: David Fisher/REX/ShutterstockFrom the editors of LOOK We don’t have long before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s wedding. Yup, it’s safe to say that we’ve had the big day highlighted in our diaries ever since Kensington Palace first announced it at the end of last year. The former Suits actress has fast become one of the most sought-after women in the country (if not the world) and we’ve all been hanging on her every [Read Entire Story]

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson have gone public with their relationship

This is the cutest…From the editors of LOOK Things are definitely looking official between Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson. The pair were pictured together for the first time at the weekend, enjoying what looked like a romantic dinner date in Malibu. Earlier on, they’d been seen strolling along the beach with their arms wrapped around each other. Aw. A source tells Us Weekly: ‘Dakota and Chris are definitely dating. ‘They’ve got to know each other really well and are very comfortable from one [Read Entire Story]

How the SAG awards 2017 turned political

Celebrities call out Trump’s immigration ban in the most political SAG Awards everFollowing Donald Trump’s new immigration order, the whole world was watching to see how Hollywood would react, and it did not disappoint. The focus of the SAG awards 2017, held at the Shrine Auditorium, LA, on Sunday, was Trump’s immigration ban, with Hollywood stars showing overwhelming support for those targeted, taking their speeches, red carpet appearances and any camera-time to protest the ban on Muslims and [Read Entire Story]

Binky Felstead has revealed the sex of her baby and it’s a…

Congrats guys! Binky FelsteadMIC‘s Binky Felstead has reportedly confirmed that she’s expecting a baby girl with her on-off-boyfriend and co-star from the show, JP. A source exclusively revealed to MailOnline that Binky excitedly told her co-stars the news during filming for and upcoming episode of Made In Chelsea. Last year was a bumper year for A-list mums and dads thanks to a rush of celebrity babies. From Liv Tyler to Megan Fox, Hilaria Baldwin to Candice Swanpoel, we saw some of [Read Entire Story]

Luke Treadaway: ‘Members of Trump’s energy team are just terrifying’

Returning to Sky Atlantic's Arctic drama Fortitude, 
Luke Treadaway talks to Marie Claire about climate change and bad headlines I interrupt Luke Treadaway on a little break in Canada. At the tail end of the press tour for A Streetcat Named Bob, he’s flown from the movie’s New York premiere to visit his girlfriend, actress Ruta Gedmintas, in Toronto where she’s filming psychological thriller The Strain. It was decided that the transatlantic promotional trip would be a little too much for his [Read Entire Story]

Luke Treadaway: ‘I never kiss and tell’

Returning this month in cool arctic drama Fortitude, 
Luke Treadaway sits down with Marie Claire to talk climate change, bad headlines 
and why we should all be kinder to each otherI interrupt Luke Treadaway on a little break in Canada. At the tail end of the press tour for A Streetcat Named Bob, he’s flown from the movie’s New York premiere to visit his girlfriend, actress Ruta Gedmintas, in Toronto where she’s filming psychological thriller The Strain. It was decided that the transatlantic [Read Entire Story]

Long-serving Mayor Of Harrisburg PA Worked On Museum No One Wanted, Then Stole Artifacts

"The fact that no one seemed to share in his dream of making a less disturbing Westworld on the banks of the Susquehanna did not deter Stephen R. Reed. Nope. He employed that coal-mining country grit in every step of his totally un-mandated, batshit quest to built another Gene Autry Museum in Pennsylvania. And then he got really carried away, and purloined more than 500 items that were slated for the non-existent institution and paid for with public funds, storing them (accidentally! he claims) [Read Entire Story]

Kate Middleton has apparently been banned from the BAFTAs for this unexpected reason

We couldn’t have predicted that one…The BAFTA awards are finally in sight with the ceremony taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12th. With the 2017 nominations revealed earlier this month, seeing La La Land scoop up a whopping (and very well deserved) 11 nominations, everything seemed on track for this year’s BAFTA awards to be one for the ages. The latest BAFTA news, however, did take us by surprise as it was revealed that Kate Middleton was supposedly ‘banned’ from the awards. As [Read Entire Story]

Yes, The President of the United States really has said this

Are we even surprised these outrageous quotes came out of his mouth?donald trumpAh, you can always rely on Donald Trump for providing us with the most ridiculous and outrageous statements that often result in a distinctly unique feeling of combined and immense anger/frustration/disbelief. Last year the US election results revealed that Trump would become the next President of the United States, so we thought it only appropriate to round up the most outrageous Donald Trump quotes we’ve [Read Entire Story]

Pop Culture’s Fascination With Makeovers (But There’s A Dark Side)

"A fixation with ‘the makeover’ has been present in popular culture for decades. Its depiction in film, television and online has been a barometer of the shifting understandings of what it means to be an individual in the modern world, in response to changing norms of gender, youth, work and identity." SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Will Lin Manuel Miranda Win A Full EGOT?

It stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. Only 12 other performers have held the title. (According to Vanity Fair, the acronym was coined in the 1980s by the “Miami Vice” actor Philip Michael Thomas, who has won none of the awards. It was re-popularized by Tracy Morgan’s character on the sitcom “30 Rock.”) SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Michelle Obama just posted her first post-FLOTUS tweet…

Hai MichelleWords – Ashley Rey Former First Lady Michelle Obama shared her first tweet post-presidency yesterday, reminding us of just how much she truly cares. After eight years of representing our country so well, Barack and Michelle Obama family ended their reign and jetted off to a much needed vacay before tackling their civilian duties. But, before they got too enveloped in enjoying the Palm Springs sun, our favorite FLOTUS made it a point to check in with all of us first. It’s just [Read Entire Story]

The Musician Who’s Finally Getting Her Acting Dues In ‘Hidden Figures’ And ‘Moonlight’

After Janelle Monáe finished college, she moved to Atlanta. There, the singer and actress would "update her MySpace profile while working at Office Depot to make ends meet." Then she met a couple of guys who helped change everything for her. SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

A Berlin Legend: The Fabulous Romy Haag

photo via Romy Haag Have you ever heard about Romy Haag? If not, and you’re reading iHeartBerlin right now, which makes me dare to assume you cannot be completely indifferent to Berlin’s distinctive aura, you truly owe it to your sparkling self (and general culture awareness) to continue with this article. And although I’m well aware that writers are prone to mythologizing ordinary life, I really feel like in this case I could not possibly overdo it. When I’m trying to summon up all the various [Read Entire Story]

You have to see inside the Obama’s new home

Can we move in?Credit: The McFadden GroupWith Donald Trump moving into the White House as the new President of the United States, Barack and Michelle Obama had to undertake the  arduous task (lol) of picking out a new house to replace their old digs. And boy, did they make a good choice with their new rental home in the exclusive Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington D.C. The Obamas will stay in the D.C. area until eldest daughter, Malia, finishes high school, and we’re already questioning [Read Entire Story]

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