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Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o movie conjured up on Twitter

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o movie conjured up on Twitter

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The photo was taken at a Miu Miu fashion show in Paris fashion week in 2014

A photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o has sparked a film idea on Twitter and they have both taken to the social media site to say they are up for it.

The 2014 fashion show photo was shared by fans with the comment: “Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and Lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scams”.

It caught the attention of Oscar winner Nyong’o a few days ago and now Rihanna has tweeted she is up for it too.

Fans have gone crazy for the idea.

Lupita saw the tweet a few days ago and posted “I’m down if you are @Rihanna”.

More than 200,000 liked the tweet and earlier today Rihanna replied saying “I’m in Pit’z” – her nickname for the Star Wars actress.

Another 99,000 liked that tweet and now the two stars had said yes Twitter went into a meltdown with ideas about the film.

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One fan then tweeted it over to Selma director Ava Duvernay saying she should direct it and Duvernay loved the idea.

“Lights set. Camera’s up. Ready to call action for these #queens,” she tweeted back.

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It seems Rihanna didn’t want to let go of the idea as she retweeted a fan’s idea to get Issa Rae, the creator and executive producer of Insecure, on board.

Rae then replied with a Gif of a cat manically typing, which made Rihanna blush.

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The idea of a movie based on the photo had been around on Tumblr when the photo was first published – but now the main players have got involved it looks like Twitter may have cast and created a movie.

But with so many fan ideas contributed who takes credit for the concept and gets a cut of the profits?

Most of the fans on Twitter though are just desperate to see it happen.


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10 Genius Allergy-Relief Products You Can Buy on Amazon

Unrelenting runny noses. Body-rocking sneezes. The itchiest eyeballs, ever. Allergy season comes with annoying side effects that affect a ton of us. According to the CDC, some 19.1 million American adults are diagnosed with nasal allergies, also known as hay fever, annually. That calls for a lot of Kleenex. To buffer the pollen burden, we’re rounding up the best allergy-control products you can buy on Amazon right now. Because saying, “Bless you” sixteen times a day gets old really fast.

Captain America Chris Evans to read CBeebies bedtime story

Captain America Chris Evans to read CBeebies bedtime story

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It appears that Chris Evans will be helped by superhero soft toys when he reads his story

Captain America star Chris Evans is following in the footsteps of Tom Hardy and has signed up to read a bedtime story on CBeebies.

Hardy has been a massive hit with parents watching with their children. Evans said he was “honoured” to be the next guest on “such a special show”.

“I hope families have as much fun watching as I had reading,” he said.

The Avengers actor will read Even Superheroes Have Bad Days.

The book by Shelly Becker and Eda Kaban shows children how to cope when they are feeling overwhelmed by their feelings.

Evans will tell the tale of how they can channel their energies like superheroes.

The news has had a positive reaction from fans on Twitter.

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Paul Bullock‏ tweeted: “Driven snow replaced by Chris Evans reading a CBeebies bedtime story as world’s purest thing.”

Another fan tweeted: “First Tom Hardy now Chris Evans. I swear CBeebies are trying to give heart attacks to all mums.”

Tom Hardy was a massive hit when he read stories on Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve and on Valentine’s Day.

The trailer alone for his Valentine’s Day episode got more than four million views after it was posted on Facebook.

Other stars that have read bedtime stories include David Tennant, Damian Lewis, James McAvoy, Maxine Peake and David Hasselhoff.

The Chris Evans episode will be on the CBeebies channel on 10 May at 18.50 BST.


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Eberjey Did the Cutest Palm Tree Print for Its 20th Anniversary 

Eberjey is truly an OG when it comes to cute intimates. Established 20 years ago, it was one of the first to address a real need in the market for pretty lingerie that felt fashionable but not too fancy, and the way the company’s boy shorts fit is the stuff of legend. To celebrate its anniversary, co-founders Ali Mejia and Mariela Rovito–who have since expanded into swim and sleepwear–dreamed up a charming palm tree print as an homage to their Miami roots, and splashed it across everything from bikinis to PJs (there’s even an adorable one-piece for girls).

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I personally have the shorts set and, while it’s cliche to describe something soft as like buttah, let me tell you: like buttah. This also marks the first time I’ve ever slept in matching anything, which I have to say makes me feel one step closer living a fully Instagramable life (and as my favorite movie quote ever goes: “You got to coordinate!!!”).

Shop the cute collection below to wish the brand a happy birthday.

Happy Birthday, Jaime King! See Her Sweetest Moments with BFF Taylor Swift

Happy birthday, Jaime King! The Hart of Dixie star turns 38 today. With a successful modeling career under her belt and a long acting resume, the stunning star is focused on her latest role: mom.

King welcomed two-year-old James Knight back in 2013 with hubby Kyle Newman, and gave birth to Leo Thames in July 2015, but King isn’t the only one looking over her little one: Her BFF Taylor Swift is little Leo’s godmother.

From their first meeting back in 2014, this adorable duo has been ultra supportive. Between their awards show dates and their snuggle sessions with Leo, their every meeting is picture-perfect.

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Keep scrolling to see their sweetest BFF moments.

Top Gear: Has Matt LeBlanc saved the series?

Top Gear: Has Matt LeBlanc saved the series?

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Disclaimer: It’s not a good idea to drive with the door wide open

The latest series of Top Gear drew to a close on Sunday evening, with fans praising Matt LeBlanc for having “saved” the brand.

He, Rory Reid and Chris Harris now present the show as a trio after the departure of Chris Evans last year.

An average of 1.9 million watched the final episode of the current season – a significant drop from the 2.8 million the series opened with.

But many fans posted positive messages on social media about the show.

Let’s have a quick look back at how the latest season has performed in the ratings and how critics and viewers reacted to it.

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David Tennant was one of the celebrity guests this series


Viewing figures

In the age of catch-up services such as iPlayer, the whole issue of viewing figures gets rather complicated.

So, to keep things simple, we’ll just stick to how many people watched each episode of this series live, on the night it was first broadcast.

An average of 2.8 million tuned in to the launch – a strong opening for the series, but a peak it didn’t manage to match throughout the rest of its run.

Ratings were reasonably stable for the following four episodes, but they dropped significantly for the final two.

Top Gear, series 24: Overnight ratings
Episode one (5 March) 2.8 million
Episode two (12 March) 2.7 million
Episode three (19 March) 2.4 million
Episode four (26 March) 2.3 million
Episode five (2 April) 2.6 million
Episode six (16 April – Easter Sunday) 1.6 million
Episode seven (23 April) 1.9 million

This could be down to the gap in the middle of the series – there was no episode on 9 April because of Golf: The Masters 2017. It seems many viewers didn’t return to Top Gear after that.

But what everybody really wants to know about the viewing figures, of course, is how they compare with previous series.

The last season, fronted by Chris Evans, opened with a bumper 4.4 million viewers, considerably more than this year’s series launch.

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Many viewers and critics called for Reid to be given more screen time

However, it’s worth noting the viewing figures for the Evans-fronted season had more than halved by the end, with 1.9 million tuning in to the finale.

No episode in the era fronted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May had fewer than 2 million viewers.

Indeed, an impressive 5.3 million watched the trio’s farewell in 2015 – a figure that none of the presenting line-ups have come close to since.

But programme bosses will likely be happy that five of this season’s seven episodes attracted more than 2 million viewers, giving this series a strong and relatively stable audience in comparison to last year.

Plus – once iPlayer figures are taken into account, the figures for the latest series will go up considerably. The first episode alone added nearly a million extra viewers to the live TV audience. Figures for the later episodes in the series will follow soon.


Critical reviews

Critics have responded positively to the revamped Top Gear – although some also had a few suggestions about how it could improve going forward.

Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Ed Power said: “Top Gear finished its latest season in better fettle than anyone could have predicted in the wake of last year’s disastrous Chris Evans-fronted reboot.

“Week by week the crew has visibly gained in confidence and the concluding instalment was arguably the most enjoyable yet.”

The Radio Times‘s Frances Taylor wrote: “It’s undeniable that the presenters’ dynamic has improved… but there’s something still jarring a little.

“The biggest problems have been ironed out this series, and what we’ve been left with is a largely enjoyable and watchable hour of Sunday night TV.

“It won’t take much to give it a tweak here and a buff there and with a little help, Top Gear could well be at the top of its game come series 25.”

Tom Eames from Digital Spy agreed the show still needs some work, but said it’s broadly going in the right direction.

“Rory Reid needs far more screen time, and they need to invest in more films that include all three of the main hosts,” he suggested.

“Plus – fewer obviously-scripted segments, more ad-libbed journeys, more interesting celebrities (or no celebrity segment at all) and you’ve got yourself a brilliant car show. It’s so very nearly there, and we’ll definitely be up for more in 2018.”


Fans’ reaction

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The Stig stayed with the show after the departure of Clarkson, Hammond and May

Viewers were mostly positive about the latest series, although many said there was still room for further improvement.

Matthew tweeted: “If someone said to me 5 years ago that Matt LeBlanc would save Top Gear, I would have laughed and thought they were mental, but he has!”

“Brilliant series, well done guys! Restored as great entertainment and fun car show. A bit like the old days, only better,” added Brook.

Katherine said: “It’s a big improvement on the last series. Still wooden though.”

But Andy wrote: “I’d hardly say Top Gear has been saved. There has been a lot of viewers moved to The Grand Tour. It’s not Top Gear with out Clarkson, Hammond or May.”


So, has Matt LeBlanc really “saved” Top Gear?

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The Telegraph’s Ed Power said the three presenters have “finally gelled”

Well, partly. He’s certainly a more popular front man than Chris Evans was on the last series.

But it would be unfair to give him all the credit for the warmer critical and viewer reaction this year.

Reid has been a crucial ingredient, with many fans agreeing he should be given more time on screen.

Harris is also a key factor, with Eames commenting that he “has clearly been eyed as the show’s lead when it comes to credibility”.

There’s also the total studio revamp the show has had – giving it a glossier, more colourful and polished feel.

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The last episode of the current series was watched by an average of 1.9 million viewers

Perhaps most importantly, however, the reason the show has had a much stronger series this year is it has not been put under so much scrutiny as before.

Tabloid interest in the Chris Evans series was high, and there were many negative headlines about the show’s various troubles and viewing figures.

But away from the glare of the media spotlight, it appears to be finally bedding in.

It has found its feet – and its audience. The show now has a core viewer base and appears to have finally won over critics and fans.

We’ll wait and see whether its upward streak can continue when the 25th series begins next spring.


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13 Times Birthday Girl Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Were the Most Loved-Up Couple Ever

Happy birthday, Gigi Hadid! The top model turns 22 years old today, and we’re celebrating in the same way that we bet she is: with the help of Zayn Malik. The high-power duo known as ZiGi first landed in our radar in 2015, but last year was when they really came into their own.

Between stylish street style outings, fashion week appearances, and cozy selfies in bed, these two jet-setters know how to make the most of their time together. The self-proclaimed homebodies might be happiest cooking dinner in their PJs, but that doesn’t mean their red carpet appearances aren’t fire. With just one look at the 2016 Met Gala red carpet (above), we rest our case.

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In honor of Hadid’s big day, join us in counting down her hottest moments with her other half. If this doesn’t count as #Goals, well then, we’ve definitely been using that hashtag wrong.

33 Brilliant Ways to Actually Use Your Travel Photos

If you travel and own a camera or smartphone, it’s safe to say you return home from vacation with hundreds of snapshots. Or thousands. Some destinations are just really, really ridiculously good-looking.

As for the fate of these travel photos? You’ll probably continue to Instagram them for the next couple of days while you can still get away with pretending your trip isn’t over. Maybe you’ll set aside a few for #tbt posts on particularly dreary future Thursdays. Maybe, if you have a penchant for evoking envy in friends and acquaintances, you’ll make a Facebook album, too.

But after that, all of those precious pixelated moments from family vacations, weekend getaways, and epic adventures will sit, forgotten, in a digital folder or on a hard drive. No longer.

When it comes to travel photo projects, the Internet is full of smart ideas — like paper lanterns or a photo-wrapped pencil set — and these kinds of things are lovely for when you’re feeling (very, very ambitiously) inspired. For the knowingly craft-challenged set, simple prints are the way to go.

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Parabo Press is a good site for beginner photo printers as it’s super easy-to-use — though it’s actually the sister site to both of those not-as-easy DIY tutorials. They have simple and affordable printing options and some more unique styles like black and white engineer prints or velvety matte glass ones. For your first order, you can actually get a set of 25 square-shaped prints for free, just paying for shipping.

There’s also a world of options dotting the middle of the creative enthusiasm spectrum, and you’ll find my favorites below. (P.S. a lot of them make great gift ideas for jetsetting friends and family.)