Late basketball legend Kobe Bryant's daughter Natalia Bryant has signed her first modelling contract.
Late basketball legend Kobe Bryant's daughter Natalia Bryant has signed her first modelling contract.
William warned people to be careful who they believe and where they get their information from.
Baby name trends often reflect what’s going on in the world right now, which means predictions are generally quite short-term. In recent months we’ve seen cottagecore-inspired names and Bridgerton-themed names tipped for popularity in 2021. It’s a lot more unusual to see baby names tipped for longer-term popularity. However, baby naming website Bounty has really pushed the boat out and compiled a list of baby names it expects to trend for the next 10 years. Nellie, Elodie and Anastasia lead its list of girls’ names predicted to enjoy a decade of popularity, while Chester, Levi and Hudson head up the list of boys’ names expected to last the distance. The names Margot and Idris make the list too, presumably reflecting the popularity of two of the world’s most famous actors. A representative for Bounty said of its bold predictions: “Having assessed over 300,000 names for the stand-out highest climbers over the last 12 months, we can predict which exactly which name trends are set to take off. “This is because, outside of official birth registration lists (which are published 18 months behind) ours is the largest, most up-to-date baby names list in the UK – making it guaranteed to bring you the latest trends in baby names.” We’ll have to wait a few years to find how whether the predictions are accurate or not, but either way, they’re definitely packed full of naming inspiration. It’s also interesting to cross-reference them with the UK’s most popular baby names of 2020, which includes familiar favourites such as Amelia, Isla, Ethan, Muhammad and Oliver. Girls’ names predicted to be popular for the next decade: NellieElodieAnastasiaMargotAubreyAyda Remi Alayna Aurelia Winnie Dorothy Kyla Maeve Dottie Liyana AddisonBlossom Adeline AveryNola Boys’ names predicted to be popular for the next decade: ChesterLevi HudsonEddieMylesRioVincentOtisAbelCobyTravis Robbie Idris MontyRomeo Raphael Barney OsianDante Troy Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?A Photo Story Of Two Girls Growing Up TogetherThese Cottagecore Baby Names Will Be Big In 2021Black British Motherhood & Me
During the nearly two and a half hours of Billie Eilish’s new documentary, Apple TV+’s Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, we learn a lot about the 19-year-old star. There are some things longtime Eilish fans will likely already know: her favourite car, how close she is with her family, how much honesty she pours into her music, and how devoted she is to her fans. Other things, like her genuine hate for the songwriting process (she leaves that to her brother, Finneas), the bittersweet relationship that occupied much of her thoughts while on tour, and intimate details about her history of depression and self-harm. The first half of the film focuses on Eilish’s life before she released her Grammy-winning debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, and the second (post-intermission — yes, there’s an intermission) is basically her continued upward trajectory after. There’s not much of a plot, per-se, nor do the filmmakers seem like they’re trying to beat the audience over the head with an agenda. In fact, The World’s A Little Blurry feels more slice-of-life film than Celebrity Documentary. But there are a few particular moments — intimate habits caught as if by accident, bits of off-handed conversation — that reveal Eilish’s ethos in surprisingly clear ways. One of these is an exchange between Eilish’s mother, Maggie Baird, during the latter half of the film. Eilish used to be a serious dancer, but suffered a hip injury when she was 13 that prevented her from continuing. “Everything I’ve ever loved, I’ve had to give up,” Eilish says. The injury however continues to flare up, and is especially exacerbated by the singer’s constant on-the-go lifestyle and penchant for jumping up-and-down at her shows. During a show in Milan in 2019, she twists her ankle during the first song and has to wear a boot for the rest of the performance. Backstage, her mum chastises her for not keeping up her physical therapy and encourages her to try to mend her body. “I gave you the exercises to do it but you actually do have to do it. Every day,” Baird says. “And the days when you don’t have a show, you have to almost do more because you have to work out. We’re trying to make it so you don’t get injured anymore, we’re trying to heal your body so you don’t go on interviews and say, ‘my body is broken.’ We’re going to heal your body.” Eilish’s face, at this point, looks incredibly sombre and frustrated. “My body is always going to be broken, even if I heal it,” she says adamantly. “It will have been broken a million times.” “But it can be healed!” her mum interjects. “If something breaks a bunch of times it’s broken,” Eilish replies. “Even if you fix it, it’s still been broken.” It’s a disheartening thing to hear from a teenager — to so clearly see that she’s not just talking about her legs. This outlook is further underscored in a scene in which we see the notes and thoughts scribbled on her bedroom wall. One line reads: “No matter what happens, I will always love be broken” While it does suggest a rather pessimistic perspective — that Eilish doesn’t feel like she’s whole, and has a hard time moving beyond the sad or difficult things that try to hold her back, you could also say that, in some ways, it’s also very realistic. It’s true that in many cases, things change once they are broken: replaced bones and healed muscles are technically not the same as before they were hurt, even after they do get “fixed.” Traumatic events still colour a person’s life, for better or worse. Following this exchange, Eilish eventually goes to physical therapy more regularly and makes an effort to take care of her injury. But it likely isn’t because she suddenly has a change of heart — as you learn in the film, despite being a superstar, Eilish is still very much your classic stubborn-yet-somehow-charming teenager. It’s because the only thing stronger than her own convictions is her love for her fans, and her determination to always give them the best show she possibly can. Theirs is one bond, at least, that will never be broken. If you or someone you know is considering self-harm, please get help. Call the Samaritans on 116 123. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Billie Eilish We Don’t See Takes Center StageBillie Eilish Opens Up About Her "Identity Crisis"The $13 Coconut Lip Gloss Billie Eilish Swears By
BBC police drama is returning to our screens following pandemic-related delays
Police drama returns to screens at the end of March
TikTok isn’t just the place where Sylvanian Families unleash the dark side we never knew they had. It’s also a wellspring of skincare advice, sleep hacks and cooking inspo – thanks to the app, feta cheese has never been more popular. Morning routines have already become a big thing on TikTok, so it was only a matter of time before breakfast recipes followed suit. And the latest breakfast to trend on TikTok is both simple and delicious: baked oats. @bakedoats cake for breakfast?! save this for your next breakfast inspo😍 #bakedoats #fyp #foryoupage #bakedoatsrecipe #oats #choc #porridge ♬ Fantasy – Alina Baraz / Galimatias What is baked oats? Well, it’s neither a bowl of porridge nor a slab of flapjack, but something in between. As TikTok user @m0rganbeattie demonstrates in the video below, it involves mixing a portion of porridge oats with an egg, baking powder, mashed banana and some milk, then baking in a loaf tin until it firms up into a warm and squidgy treat. @m0rganbeattie seeing as everyone asked for the raspberry and cinnamon flavour 🤍 all I post is food now on my tiktok 🥺 ##fyp ##healthyrecipie ##bakedoats ##food ♬ Pop Smoke candy shop – EZD One of the great things about baked oats is the slow-release energy it provides – just like regular porridge. Another is its cake-like texture, which makes it feel slightly more indulgent than plain old porridge. If you scroll through the #bakedoats hashtag on TikTok, you’ll find a whole range of recipes ranging from the relatively sensible – blueberry and cinnamon, for example – to more playful options like Jammie Dodger baked oats. Hey, if you can’t have Jammie Dodger baked oats during a pandemic, when can you? And if you prefer to bake from a written-down recipe than a TikTok video, BBC Good Food has a tasty-looking blueberry baked oats recipe here. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Reason Sylvanian Families Took Over TikTokThis Simple Sleep Hack Is Going Viral On TikTokTikTok Is Obsessed With This High Street Mascara
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How are we to travel now? Our dreams vanished into winter, and even now journeys to far-flung places are on hold until late spring. When grounded, as we have been for so long, watching travelogues on TV, or looking at holiday snapshots, returns us to a seemingly bygone age. For travel writers, enforced immobility stirs up footloose fantasies. The closer the confinement, the more extravagant the wanderlust. After an accident fractured my spine in 1978, I was forced to lie motionless on a hospital bed for two weeks. In that period, perhaps in unconscious relief at my survival, I conceived driving around the Soviet Union and walking the length of the Great Wall of China. In my healthier days, such plans would have seemed pipedreams. In lockdown, we may throw out the lapsed holiday brochures and instead read the books of those foolhardy souls (myself included) who travel in places you would never go. Then you are seeing the world not with your own eyes, but through the mind and sensibility of someone else. And you can choose your terrain and companion at will. Hours later, perhaps, you surface unscathed. The author has undergone the journey’s hardship for you. But in these days of bankrupt airlines and clearer skies, and in the hiatus of lockdown, travel writers may be wondering about their effect on the world by which they earn a living. What pollution have we wanderers been spreading, and how many have we enticed to follow us? After travelling in Asia for 60 years, I must have racked up an ugly greenhouse gas total. My chief defence is that nobody much follows me, except in print. My descriptions may have deterred more people from travelling than they have ever encouraged, and if readers make for Tuscany or the Costa Brava instead, I don’t blame them. My footprints (carbon and otherwise) wander too erratically. Sometimes they are ecologically innocent. After flying to Mongolia recently, my transport for weeks was by an elderly horse (which collapsed in marshland), then by hitchhiking in Siberia and a series of underpowered buses along the Amur river (where, you ask?) – which for more than a thousand miles forms the border between Russia and China in the Far East. My horse was breathing out methane, but for weeks the only other pollution I incurred came from the outboard motors of fishermen and poachers.
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We've reached the fourth instalment of our journey around the world in 80 objects – things, great and small, famous and obscure, which shed a particularly revealing light on a place or culture. Our last edition looked into a classic car, a cheesy logo and a death mask. Here are three more. 17. Galileo’s Telescopes, Italy The history of Florence is overloaded with extraordinary intellectual and artistic achievements – from Brunelleschi’s dome on the cathedral, to Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia. So relatively little attention is given to two rather unglamorous tubes in a glass display case in one of the city’s lesser-visited museums. One is just under a metre long, the other just over. They are patched together out of leather, wood, paper and copper wire – but the critical elements are the glass lenses at each end. For these are two of the original telescopes made by Galileo Galilei in 1609 and 1610 and represent one of the greatest technological advances in the history of science. In 1609, at the age of 45, Galileo had already revolutionised the design of navigational compasses, learnt how to strengthen magnets and made huge experimental strides in better understanding gravity. Then he heard about a new spy glass that had come from Flanders to Venice and could magnify distant objects by two or three times. Galileo was fascinated and immediately started to consider how he might make a better version. He quickly learnt how to make stronger lenses and how best to combine them at the most effective focal length. Within a few months, he had managed to make a telescope that increased magnification 20-fold. And when he turned it on the night sky, he was astonished. He could see the moon, the stars and the planets in a way no other human being had done before. Through his lenses, the received wisdom of millennia was turned on its head. The moon was not smooth, but covered in craters and mountains and craters. The shadows were so clear, Galileo used them to estimate the height of the peaks.
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Warning: Spoilers for Ginny & Georgia season 1 are ahead. Things are left on a precarious note at the end of Ginny & Georgia‘s first season. Not only is private investigator Cordova (Alex Mallari Jr.)learning more about Georgia’s (Brianne Howey) murderous past, but Ginny (Antonia Gentry) has also learned about it. In response, Ginny has decided to take off with her little brother, lest they be involved in any more of Georgia’s criminal activity. But it’s not so much just what Georgia did by killing her husband Kenny (Darryl Scheelar) and hiding the evidence that Ginny’s upset about. Ginny’s desire to get away from her mother is much more complicated than it initially appears. After Cordova tells Ginny that he suspects Georgia may have killed Kenny, Ginny remembered how right before his death, Kenny sexually assaulted her when he touched her inappropriately, despite her protest, during a yoga lesson. Ginny seems to recognise that her mother killed Kenny to protect her, so Ginny protects her mum by not saying anything to the P.I. But just because Ginny appears to understand where her mother was coming from, that doesn’t excuse all the other things Ginny is upset about. In Ginny and her mother’s final scene together, flashes of these unforgivable moments run through Ginny’s head — things like finding Georgia’s gun in the floorboards and the time that Georgia slapped Ginny. On top of that, Ginny blames her mum for things not working out between Georgia and Ginny’s dad Zion (Nathan Mitchell), even though the decision for Zion to leave wasn’t a one-sided decision. Ginny is also furious that Georgia never mailed any of the letters that Austin (Diesel La Torraca) wrote to his father. When Ginny confronts her mother about this, Georgia tries to explain that Ginny just doesn’t understand the reasons why Georgia’s been hiding Austin’s father from him. “Maybe that’s because you never tell me anything ever!” Ginny shouts. Georgia says she can’t tell Ginny anything because she can’t trust her. That seems to be what hurt Ginny the most — the lies. Perhaps Ginny could have gotten past her mum killing Kenny, as anyone watching the show can. You want to root for Georgia because it does appear that she at least thinks her heart is in the right place. But her moral compass is skewed or even missing. All she does is survive at all costs, even at the expense of her own family. Ginny can’t stand feeling on the outside in her own home. All of the lies, the gun, the un-mailed letters, Kenny — it makes Ginny feel like she doesn’t really know her mum. In the first episode, Georgia told Ginny that it was just them against the world, but Ginny seems to realise by the finale that it’s just Georgia against the world. She can’t even let Ginny or Austin into the reality of her worldview. So Ginny has to get out. Ginny doesn’t even know the full scope of the secrets her mother has kept from her. There’s also all the money her mother stole from the town and the fact that it sure looks like Georgia framed Austin’s father and sent him to jail. (It’s a “joke” that Georgia makes in the first episode that is starting to seem like more of an admission of guilt.) Ginny also doesn’t know that in addition to Georgia killing Kenny, she also had his body exhumed, cremated, and his ashes turned into in the fireworks used to celebrate Mayor Paul’s (Scott Porter) re-election. (A clever way of hiding the evidence, however dark.) But there’s somehow more. At the end of the season, Cordova learns that Georgia was married when she was a teenager in New Orleans. That man is now a missing person. He likely met the same fate as Kenny, because when Georgia has her friend help with Kenny’s body, she mentions that she needs him to help her like he “did in New Orleans,” with the man we later learn is Anthony Green (Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll). Georgia married him to prove she was stable enough to care for Ginny so the state would let her keep her daughter, but he was abusive and controlling too, and it seems Georgia — who was a victim of her step-father’s abuse as a pre-teen — thought there was no way out besides killing him. Ginny doesn’t fully understand the reasons her mum is the way she is or the fact that Kenny isn’t the first person she’s killed. So right now, her faith in her mother has been shattered; everything Ginny thought she knew is a lie. Georgia’s actions hurt her family, even when she thinks she’s trying to help them, and that damage will be hard to repair when Netflix inevitably grants the series a second season. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Watch Netflix's "Ginny & Georgia" With UsMeet The Cast Of Ginny & Georgia"Ginny & Georgia" Isn't The New "Gilmore Girls"
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Experimenting with protective styles isn’t everyone’s cup of tea: Some people regularly trade out new colours and looks, while others find what they like and stick to it. Asya Steele has historically been one to play it safe, but there’s never a wrong time to switch things up. “I usually always wear boring hairstyles,” Steele says. “I’ve always been a one-toned person who wears my hair black all the time.” For our latest episode of Hair Me Out, Steele decided to give long, Beyoncé-inspired two-toned box braids a try. Evalyn Denis, a freelance hairstylist and braid expert in Los Angeles, helped bring Steele’s vision to life by using RastaFri braiding hair to create a set of multi-hued blonde box braids for her client. “Today, we’re doing knotless braids,” Denis said, explaining that knotless braids are the same as box braids, just without the knot. Denis added medium-sized braids with slanted parts throughout Steele’s head, starting from the nape and working her way to the crown. When the braid installation was complete, Denis applied mousse, leave-in conditioner spray, and oil to her client’s scalp. Then, she dipped the braids into boiled water to prevent them from unraveling. Steele’s final look? A beautiful waist-length protective style that helped her “channel her inner Beyoncé.” Click play to see her transformation in full. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Could that mean... season 2?