Tyler Perry urged people to "refuse hate" in a powerful speech at the Academy Awards on Sunday (25.04.21), where he was honoured with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Tyler Perry urged people to "refuse hate" in a powerful speech at the Academy Awards on Sunday (25.04.21), where he was honoured with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
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Following baked oats and “nature’s cereal”, TikTok has discovered another simple breakfast hack to add to its growing list of viral recipes. It’s called pesto eggs and it was shared by 24-year-old TikTok user @amywilichowski, a registered dietician from Boston, Massachusetts. “All you do is use pesto instead of the normal cooking oil that you cook your eggs in,” she explains in the video, which has now racked up more than 8.8 million views and 1.2 million likes. And it doesn’t matter how you like to cook your eggs. “You can do a fried egg, scrambled eggs, a sunny-side-up egg,” she adds. Because the oil in the pesto will stop the eggs from sticking to the pan, there’s no need to add butter, oil or any other fat to the mix. It’s basically an easy way of giving your eggs a fresh and deliciously nutty twist without making any extra effort. You can check out Wilichowski’s demonstration of the recipe below. @amywilichowski ##eggs ##pestoeggs ##homecook ♬ cooking video – cooking In the comments, some of Wilichowski’s followers have suggested that pesto eggs could be a stealthy hangover cure. There doesn’t seem to be any real proof for this theory but, hey, it’s got to be worth a try. But what we do know is that Captain America himself, actor Chris Evans, is a fan of the recipe. “I don’t know if you’ve ever had pesto eggs, but if you haven’t, you’re missing out,” he said in a 2019 interview with Men’s Journal. Having watched Wilichowski’s TikTok video demo, it’s difficult to disagree with him. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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Australia has been named as one of the 12 countries on the UK's "green list", meaning those travelling from Down Under no longer need to quarantine on arrival. But holidays are still well and truly off the cards. Australia's borders will likely remain closed until 2022 and when they open proof of a Covid-19 vaccination could be required, according to the country's prime minister. Speaking to reporters at a vaccine centre in Sydney, Scott Morrison said: “It is a reasonable expectation that, as time goes on, as the vaccination rolls out across the world and here in Australia, you should rightly expect that things will change and how we manage the virus.” His government will work closely with airlines on any "vaccine passport" plans, he added. At present all arrivals into Australia must quarantine at a hotel (designated by authorities) for 14 days, similar to the hotel quarantine introduced in the UK this month. But it's unlikely you'll be able to get in, anyway. The border is closed except for Australian citizens and permanent residents, with limited exceptions. Here's everything you need to know about visiting Australia. What does 'green' status mean? Under the UK Government's new traffic light system, countries such as Australia that have been designated 'green' are those subject to the mildest travel restrictions. It means that anyone travelling from Australia to the UK from May 17 onward is free to do so without having to self-isolate, although they must take a PCR test within 72 hours before departure, and another on the second day after arrival.
The UK’s latest lockdown has taken the greatest toll on the mental health of young women. According to a new report by the ONS, 43% of young women aged between 16 and 29 experienced some form of depression between 27th January and 7th March of this year. A considerably lower percentage of young men – 26% – said they experienced some form of depression during this period. The ONS report also found that a much higher percentage of renters than homeowners experienced some form of depression: 31% compared to 13%. In addition, a greater proportion of disabled adults (£39%) experienced some form of depression than non-disabled adults (13%). A previous ONS report found that members of Gen Z – especially those living in urban areas outside of London – are most likely to have experienced “lockdown loneliness”. However, the ONS also found that GPs in England diagnosed fewer cases of adult depression in 2020 than in 2019 – even though more people reported symptoms – suggesting people may be wary of seeking help. Mental health charity Mind said the new ONS report chimes with their own research, which found that 68% of young people noticed a deterioration in their mental health during the first lockdown in 2010. “The fact that GP-diagnosed cases of adult depression have fallen during the pandemic suggests people are not going to their GP for help, perhaps because they’re concerned about placing extra pressure on the NHS,” Stephen Buckley of Mind said. “This is worrying because we know that left untreated, mental health problems become more difficult and expensive to treat.” Buckley added: “If you notice changes to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are affecting your daily life, last longer than two weeks, or keep returning – talk to someone you trust, ideally your GP. A GP should be able to let you know if you might have a common mental health problem, like depression and anxiety, and signpost you to support.” If you are experiencing mental health problems or feel you are in crisis, you can call the Samaritans for free on 116 123 or email at email@example.com Further information on mental health support is available on the Mind website Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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This image shows the visible yellow cloud tops of Venus, rather than the solid surface revealed by radar. Whether you’re looking forward to hot girl summer, shot girl summer, or just… summer, it’s safe to say that the vibes are high as we enter the warm-weather months. And on 8th May, Venus, the Planet of Love and Desire, enters chatty Gemini, amplifying the already fun and flirty energy straight through until 2nd June. Gemini is one of the free spirits of the zodiac. “This airy placement for romantic Venus focuses more on intellectualism and communication than anything else,” says Lisa Stardust, the author of Saturn Return Survival Guide and The Astrology Deck. During this transit, you’ll be more drawn to partners who can hold their own in a back-and-forth — meaning that if the words aren’t flowing, you’ll more than likely be going. This is a pretty significant theme throughout the transit, mostly because our social lives will be a top priority for us, according to Leslie Hale, psychic astrologer for Keen.com. But we’ll want novelty too. When Venus is in Gemini, “routine situations can be quite dull and boring, as are dogmatic, predictable people and routines,” Hale says. For the next few weeks, don’t fight the urge to try new things and meet new people. Make fun, adventurous plans with friends or invite someone out for a spontaneous date. If you’re already in a relationship, the transit tends to be pretty cerebral. “For couples, Venus in Gemini is all about mental stimulation, so sex becomes brainier,” Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com says. “A good debate or even a board game can be the perfect foreplay.” For single people, Venus in Gemini is a very flirtatious transit, though not the best time to take a relationship from “talking” to “official,” notes Montúfar. During this stretch, Venus will aspect Neptune, the Nodes of Destiny, and Saturn, Stardust points out. This means that “fated and past life connections will come our way, only to leave us perplexed as to which direction we should take,” she says. Montúfar adds that these placements tend to bring about serendipitous meetings, brand-new beginnings, and sudden endings, especially in your love life. On 21st, Venus in Gemini will form an opposition to Juno (which Montúfar calls the asteroid of commitment) in Sagittarius. “This is another aspect that spells splits and endings in relationships,” Montúfar warns. “With both Venus and Juno in freedom-seeking signs, it might be harder than ever to commit!” If you’re feeling on the fence about a certain potential love, or anything really, it’s totally okay to take your time making a decision right now. “In true Venus in Gemini style, think and talk it over many, many, many times,” Stardust says. Intellect is rewarded while Venus is in Gemini, so don’t feel rushed to make choices that could have a significant impact in your life. But for the most part, as far as transits go, this one is pretty fast-paced and exciting, promising a month that’s filled with adventures. So, embrace the flirty, freedom-loving energy and get ready to have some fun — you deserve it. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?This Taurus Season Is Going To Be Really IntenseObsessed With Astrology? Thank TikTok — & COVIDYour May Horoscope Is Here
When faced with a virtual award season, which began with the 2020 Emmys in September and concluded with the Critics’ Choice Awards in March, fashion stylists pivoted, adjusting their methods for the new pandemic-friendly format, and broadcasting their hard work on social media. As a result of their strategic modifications, this award season’s red carpet was as glamorous as it was memorable. The 2021 Oscars, the first major award show to take place in person in a year, marked the return to IRL red carpets. But the stylists that made this season a success believe the move to virtual changed red carpets for the better. Micah McDonald and Wayman Bannerman, the styling partnership behind Regina King’s red carpet looks this season, say that they actually preferred digital red carpets. The duo — who just landed third on Hollywood Reporter’s 2021 Most Powerful Stylists list, after Zendaya’s Image Architect Law Roach and Beyoncé’s stylist Zerina Akers — used the switch to virtual red carpets to make statement after statement. For example, for the Emmys, they dressed the Watchmen actress in a blue Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown. To showcase the sculptural look, they teamed up with photographer James Anthony to create a virtual reality backdrop for her pre-show photoshoot. The result was better than any award season step-and repeat — a video showing King dancing against a moving drawing of two Black women that was meant to evoke feelings of sisterhood. “Going digital allowed us to tell a story,” McDonald says. Later in the night, King honoured Breonna Taylor when she changed into a T-shirt that read, “Say Her Name.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Anthony (@iamjamesanthony) In the absence of red carpets, stylists were able to craft their own photo and video shoots to showcase the fashion, rather than rely on photographers assigned to shoot the events. According to McDonald, that allowed them to work with photographers and other creatives in a way that wouldn’t have been possible pre-pandemic: “We finally could collaborate with people of colour that we love and admire like the photographers [and other creatives] that were all Black and of African descent.” The move to Instagram and other digital platforms also allowed McDonald and Bannerman to offer fellowship opportunities to young talent this year. Stylist Jason Bolden, whose work with actress Cynthia Erivo this season landed her on every best-dressed list of the year, agrees that the digital format had a lot of advantages. “It allowed us to bring back that really cool part about red carpet interviews that people used to love,” he says. Whereas years ago interviewers used to ask celebrities in detail why they chose their looks, now, few have enough airtime to go beyond the standard, “Who are you wearing?” — and sometimes, they don’t even ask that. By showcasing looks on Instagram, Bolden could share every detail of a particular ensemble, from a specific jewellery moment to a distinct beauty reference, all in the form of a caption. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jason Bolden (@jasonbolden) “Now, I get away with things that might not be [otherwise] photographed,” says Bolden. When, at the 2020 SAG Awards, he styled a Roberto Coin necklace backward on Erivo, so as to have it lay on her back, the moment was mostly overlooked, with every camera aimed at the front of her orange-and-pink Schiaparelli dress. “Now, with something like that, I can actually show you 360 degrees of a look and give you the full moment that you would have otherwise missed,” he says. Case in point: The stylist put Erivo in sky-high platform heels for the 2021 Golden Globes. “[The digital format] has really allowed us to be more creative with what we do for the red carpet,” Bannerman adds. The virtual aspect also pushed Bannerman and McDonald to be more environmentally conscious when planning a look for an event. “We’re being more strategic about what we call in,” Bannerman says. “We’re no longer pulling items that we don’t necessarily need. The goal was to avoid being excessive in anything that we did,” he says. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Wayman + Micah (@waymanandmicah) Of course, the strangest award season on record wasn’t without its hiccups. “It was frustrating [at times,]” says Bolden. “In many cases, we were having to try and get everything done in one [fell] swoop: picking the dress, altering it, making a decision on jewelry, etc.” Before the pandemic, there could be multiple fittings and dress changes involved in a single show’s look. This season, the entire process was tightened to minimise social interaction. “Not being able to truly see people and actually fit them in person was challenging,” he adds. He also admits to having missed the lavish nature of the red carpets, as did his clients: “They miss the fantasy, the glamour, the layering on loads of diamonds — I think they miss all of that,” Bolden says. “Award shows are their time to shine.” That said, going back to the old way of doing things isn’t an interest of Bolden’s, or Bannerman and McDonald’s for that matter. “What we plan to do [in the future] is a healthy mix of both,” says McDonald. In this hybrid version, stylists would tell the story of their client’s look on social media — hosting their own photoshoots and capturing every possible angle — before sending them off to the IRL red carpet. “What that does is allow us to first, display our narrative, while still celebrating the tried-and-true narrative of the red carpet.” According to Bolden, it also allows the public to get to know the talent — people like hairdressers, makeup artists, and stylists, who previously existed behind the scenes. 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Every television fan knows the feeling of their favourite show ending or being cancelled without warning, but how many of us can count ourselves among the lucky few whose formerly-cancelled shows were saved from the jaws of Hollywood irrelevance? Sanditon loyalists can, but whenever the historical drama returns to television, it’ll still look very different: Its leading man has already bowed out of the project. If you love historical dramas and all things Jane Austen, it’s likely that you already tuned into the ITV series Sanditon. The Regency-era story, pulled from the notes of one of Austen’s unfinished manuscripts, explores life in the bustling seaside town of Sanditon; there, love, class, and ambition collide, bringing total opposites Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) and Sidney Parker (Theo James) closer in the process. The show was obviously a hit, attracting Theo James stans and lovers of historical fiction alike, but after just one season, ITV revealed that it wouldn’t be renewing the series. That announcement was understandably heartbreaking for fans, especially since the final episode of the first season ended on a particularly un-Austen like note — after seven episodes of longing gazes and tender touches, the CharNey ship did not sail. Dissatisfied and disappointed, Sanditon viewers rallied for the show’s comeback at every turn, and their efforts paid off because the show has been belatedly renewed for two more seasons. In the UK, they’ll be available to watch first on BritBox, and will air later on ITV. The return of Sanditon is bittersweet because it won’t feature its beloved main character Sidney Parker. Upon learning of the show’s renewal, James shared that he will not be joining his cast mates in the second and third seasons. #SanditonPBS will return w/ seasons 2 & 3 and continue Charlotte’s journey through life & love. While Sidney Parker will not return, rest assured that an abundance of romance & adventure lies ahead for the Sanditon heroine. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store… 💕 pic.twitter.com/8ioma0RbwF— MASTERPIECE | PBS (@masterpiecepbs) May 7, 2021 “Although I relished playing Sidney, for me, I’ve always maintained that his journey concluded as I wanted it to,” James explained in an official statement shared to the show’s social media accounts. “The broken fairy-tale like ending between Charlotte and Sidney is different, unique and so interesting to me and I wish the cast and crew of Sanditon every success with future series.” Besides being the only person alive satisfied with the way the last episode ended, James likely has too much on his plate to reprise the role of Sidney on Sanditon. In February, HBO announced that British actor had been cast as the lead in the TV adaptation of The Time Traveller’s Wife along with Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie. The HBO project is still in pre-production and probably won’t hit screens for another year or so, but its timing most likely conflicts with filming for Sandition. Losing Sidney might be unfortunate, but Sanditon still has an ensemble of interesting characters to keep up with. And because Austen never technically finished the manuscript that the series is based on, this story is essentially limitless — we can truly take it in almost any direction. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Theo James Talks Hollywood SexismDid Netflix Just Cancel Your Favorite TV Show?
If hair colour plays a role in our mood, this summer is about to get a lot happier. The budding highlight and balayage trends, though very much a choose-your-own-adventure story, all have the same undertone: optimism.Whether you want to go blonder, cooler, shinier, or your only criteria is that you don't have to schedule a touchup until September, there's a colour trend that hits. If you want a big change and maximum brightness, consider platinum; if you're coming out of quarantine with five inches of root growth and a new laissez faire attitude towards colour, simply enhance what you already have with the "less is more" highlight.Find it all, and something that sparks joy for you, in the pro's guide to hair colour for summer 2021, ahead.Face-Framing Blonde According to L.A.-based colourist Tauni Dawson, the soft, face-framing highlight is a great way to go blonde without going blonde. "Strategically placing blonde pieces around the face is the perfect way to achieve a lighter look for summer, while still maintaining healthy hair," Dawson explains. Ask your colourist to focus the palest, cool-toned blonde around your face, keeping natural dimension throughout the rest of the hair. Houston-based colour expert Janae Miller shows how weaving a "money piece" highlight through the front-most strands delivers gorgeous depth and colour contrast.Colourist John Douglas Byers gives us a killer profile view of a blonde face-frame applied via balayage over a fresh silk press.Sun-Kissed BrunetteConsider this golden brunette a your-hair-but-better approach to a summer lift. "With quarantine, everyone was given the opportunity to learn how to embrace their natural root colour," explains celebrity stylist Morgan Parks. "At first it was a huge transition, but for many this turned out to be eye-opening in the best of ways. Now, less is more. Focus on keeping the highlights away from the root, space out the foils to increase dimension, and incorporate hydrating products for shine." (Parks recommends Unite U Oil for optimum glossiness as seen on Parks' client Caelynn Miller Keyes.)Model Leyna Bloom, who gets her hair coloured by Hannah Hubley of NYC's Cutler Salon, shows how a minimalist highlight can deliver the most effortless soft-brunette tone.Australian colour pro and salon owner Bel shows how to bring warm golden tones to a brunette base for a colour that reads as naturally sun-bleached."Vacation" BrightL.A.-based colourist Joey Perrotti calls this "vacation colour." The vibe is sunny and fresh, and it's perfect for blondes who have gone so long without a salon visit and miss that peroxide brightness. According to Parks, you can make the effect more natural by focusing the pops of lightest blonde on the ends of the hair, and doing a root melt for a seamless tonal segue from yellow golden blonde to cool, white-toned bright.You'll want your single-process platinum tone to be placed pretty close to your root. However, model Vanessa Hong shows how the colour almost looks cooler as the hair grows in a little. Just don't forget to incorporate a good toning shampoo at home to keep the blonde bright.No matter your hair length or curl pattern, Hubley proves that when your hair is platinum and you're feeling it, "the light hits right every time."Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Did Timothée Chalamet Dye His Hair Blonde?I Dyed My Brown Hair Bright Blue For SummerSza Makes A Strong Case For Getting A Silk Press
Now adapted into a three-part series for the BBC, Mitford’s 1945 novel ‘The Pursuit of Love’ remains a classic of entrancing wit. But, writes Martin Chilton, the author’s life itself was by turns heartbreaking and surreal – from her ‘mad’ aristocratic upbringing to her ‘disastrous’ love life