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Gigi Hadid Just Walked Her First Runway Since Becoming a Mom

Catwalks beware, Gigi Hadid is back on the runway. Five months after giving birth to daughter Khai, the supermodel walked in the Versace autumn/winter 2021 show on March 5, part of Milan Fashion Week.

Hadid found out she was pregnant just before the Tom Ford show in winter 2020. That was also right before most traditional fashion shows went on hiatus because of the pandemic, so Hadid and her boyfriend Zayn Malik, naturally, took a break from the grind to prepare for their baby. Since becoming a mom, Hadid has posed for some photographers and was even on the cover of Vogue in February. Now, it looks like she’s tackling the runway next.

Hadid was joined in the show by her sister, Bella Hadid, and other top models, including Irina Shayk. Instead of the traditional show with an audience, this display took place on a three-dimensional structure with multiple levels and rooms, almost like a dollhouse. Or, as the Versace instagram called it, “amaze.” Get it? A maze? Oh, fashion can be fun.

Gold, black, and red seem to be the primary colors of the new line, with the classic Versace motif splashed over everything. Watch the full show here:

For the show, Hadid sports long, bright orange tresses, and it’s not a wig. She revealed via Instagram Stories that her hair was dyed (temporarily or permanently, we don’t know), and said that the color was “dedicated to everyone responsible for The Queen’s Gambit.” Bath Harmon’s hair was actually closer to titian than tangerine, but that’s a minor quibble.

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She also revealed the dye session was on February 26. So that’s why she’s been covering her hair with hats lately! A few days before the show, Page Six spotted Hadid in a chunky knit beanie, plus a necklace that said Khai. Of course she makes motherhood fashionable, she’s Gigi Hadid!

How Keanu Reeves Ended Up In SpongeBob: Sponge On The Run

The Keanu Reeves renaissance has been in full effect in recent years, partly thanks to the John Wick films. The 56 year-old actor has managed to keep busier now more than ever. At every turn, there’s either his likeness popping in other media, a new film being greenlit or an out-of-the-box cameo in an unexpected project. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run falls into the latter category. The film’s director explained how the celebrated actor ended up in the SpongeBob sequel.

Coming 2 America Has All the Fun Nostalgia You Could Ever Want in a Movie

History has a way of repeating itself. In the case of Coming 2 America, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, that’s a very good thing. Reuniting Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, the sequel to the 1988 comedy classic packs a hilarious punch with the same ridiculousness, laughs, and characters as the original. 

It’s been more than three decades since Murphy, in his role as Prince Akeem and Hall as his faithful sidekick Semmi, ventured to Queens, New York in search of the prince’s own queen. But the chemistry on-screen emits a nostalgic feel that gives fans of the former film a giddy sensation while further cementing this duo’s relationship in Hollywood history.   

Sequels are always a challenge, but the acclaim of Coming To America, and the time in between the original and its reboot, presents a greater hurdle to its success. The team behind the now-streaming flick evidently knew this, casting fresh faces to continue the comedic story so many fell in love with the first time around. 

“From the time of getting the idea and then all the different versions of the script it was maybe five years,” Murphy told Glamour of the journey to the follow-up film. “I knew that we had a solid script and a great idea. So I was optimistic when we started that it would be a good movie.” 

This time around, Prince Akeem is not on a mission to find the love of his life—he’s still happily married to Lisa (Shari Headley). But he is faced with a new challenge: finding his footing as a new leader after King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones) “relinquishes” his title during a rendition of Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train To Georgia.” In the process of defining himself as the newly installed King of Zamunda, Akeem’s past meets his present, introducing us to his long lost son and prince in-waiting, Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler).

Coming 2 America doesn’t just follow Akeem and Lavelle’s struggles to carve out their own space, however; we also get to see his eldest daughter Meeka fight for her positioning among the royal kingdom. It is here where the film steps from 1988 into the newest century, reflecting a time when women continue to prove their abilities to lead among a sea of men. Though Zamunda is still very much a kingdom that prides itself on history and tradition, there is a shift happening with the newest generation of royals. 

Tom Holland’s Marvel Fame Is Much More ‘Intense’ Than Star Wars, According To Daisy Ridley

Of course, if she had Tom Holland with her to speak about this Marvel vs. Star Wars, debate he’d likely humble himself too. Either way, it’s super interesting how Daisy Ridley looks at her own career in comparison to the 24-year-old Spidey actor. She clearly got a firsthand look at what his life is like when they shot Chaos Walking together.

Chris Evans Explains Why Falcon Was Given Captain America’s Shield In Avengers: Endgame

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After various delays, Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally began with WandaVision. And while that Disney+ just released its series finale, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be here before we know it. Fans are eager to catch up with the title characters of that upcoming series, especially since Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson was given Captain America’s shield at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame. And now Chris Evans has explained why the First Avenger made this choice.

Bop Shop: Songs From Japanese Breakfast, Tinashe, Ava Max, And More

After suffering a family tragedy in 2019, Wild Belle singer Natalie Bergman retreated to a monastery in New Mexico’s Chama Valley, spending weeks in silence. Bergman’s stay there inspired her upcoming solo debut album, Mercy , including the latest single, “Shine Your Light on Me.” The hypnotic hymn wraps around you like a warm desert wind, serving as a psychedelic prayer for a more hopeful future. “I’ve been lost in the desert, won’t you lead me to green pastures?” Bergman sings, asking a higher power for help during dark times — something I think we can all relate to after this past year. —Chris Rudolph

A Quiet Place 2 Has Changed Its Release Date Again, But It’s Actually Good News

Theoretically, the current release model could see A Quiet Place Part II making an early, potentially decisive move in the summer 2021 landscape. But with a bunch of other studios looking to turn what initially looked like another thin summer into a packed season of entertainment, it might not be long until the competition gets back to business as well. Who knows what other movies might start clawing back vital theatrical real estate?

5 Marvel Characters Andra Day Would Be Perfect For

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If I am being completely honest, though, there is only one X-Men character I believe Andra Day would deserve to be cast as over any of them. Ororo Munroe (better known as Storm, and previously portrayed by Alexandra Shipp and Halle Berry) is one of the most powerful and popular women in comic book history, and should, undeniably, be a major part of the MCU once she and her fellow mutants are inducted.

The only issue is that Andra Day would have a little competition to face, as fellow singer/actress Janelle Monae has also campaigned for the role in the past. Plus, we would not be able see Storm share the screen with her husband, T’Challa, following the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in 2020. On the bright side, if Day were to win the role, the possibilities of what she could do to make it all her own, by bringing the same unstoppable fierceness she brought to Billie Holiday, are endless.

Maia Chaka Just Became the First Black Female Official in the NFL

Just a month after Sarah Thomas referee’d the Super Bowl as the first female official in the NFL, Maia Chaka has become the second woman, and first Black woman, to join the ranks.

“I’ve just been grinding for so long at this, it’s just an honor to be able to join the National Football League,” Chaka told Today. She joined an officiating development program seven years ago and worked at the Senior Bowl college all-star game in January 2021. Chaka and Thomas were the only two women chosen for the program–the 19 other participants were male.

“It didn’t really hit me until just now,” Chaka said. “When I saw the introduction, I’m like, ‘This is really real,’ because this is just something that we’re just always taught to work hard for. Sometimes we just don’t take time to stop and smell our own roses.”

Chaka said that as an official, “You need to have a lot of patience, and then after having patience, you have to be able to listen, and then you need to have the confidence on the field to make the call. You also need to make sure that you are very decisive in that whatever decision you make, you stand by it.”

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When she’s not on the field, Chaka works with at-risk youth at the Renaissance Academy in Virginia Beach, Virginia. To her students, and to anyone looking to make headway in a career path that hasn’t been open to them before, she advises, “If you have a passion for something and if have a drive for something, don’t let it hold you back just because you think that something may give you some type of limitation…Just continue to work hard and always, always, always just follow your dreams.”

It’s a great accomplishment for Chaka and represents sorely-needed progress, but this moment also highlights the League’s continued inequity. Before 2015, the NFL had zero female officials. And it took six years since Thomas broke that barrier for another woman to be promoted to that position.

Hopefully, Chaka will be able to officiate games in a league that is fair to its players (ahem, Colin Kaepernick) and all its employees. In the meantime, congratulations, Maia Chaka!

Meghan Markle Says She’s ‘Ready to Talk’ in New Oprah Interview Clip

Another clip from the upcoming tell-all interview with Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Oprah Winfrey is here. It’s not the most shocking exchange in the world, but it provides some crucial context for why this is happening right now. In short: Markle wasn’t allowed to talk openly to the public when she and Prince Harry were senior working members of the royal family.

“So, I just want to say that I called you either February or March 2018, before the wedding,” Winfrey recalls in the clip as Markle nods and smiles, “asking, uh, would you please give me an interview?” No surprise there: If you’re an A-list star in America (or from America, in Markle’s case), you gotta talk to Oprah. But duchesses-to-be don’t do tell-alls.

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“And you said, ‘I’m sorry, it’s not the right time,’” says Winfrey. Markle agrees, saying she, “remember[s] that conversation very well.” Caught up in the palace’s PR machine at the time, Markle reveals, “I wasn’t even allowed to have that conversation with you personally, right? There had to be people from the comm[unications office] sitting there.” While Winfrey didn’t get her pre-wedding scoop, she did get to attend the nuptials. Almost as exciting.

So, what’s changed since then? “So many things…that we’re on the other side of a lot of life experience that’s happened. And also that we have the ability to make our own choices in a way that, I couldn’t have said yes to you then. That wasn’t my choice to make,” Markle tells Winfrey. “As an adult who lived a really independent life, to then go into this construct that is, um, different than I think what people imagine it to be, it’s really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say yes. I’m ready to talk.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview airs Sunday, March 7on CBS.