“Salt Bae,” the meat-cutting, salt-sprinkling meme sensation, has captured the imaginations of people all around the world—including celebs! The Turkish chef’s amazing culinary skills even inspired Brooklyn Beckham to try his hand in the kitchen, seasoning up some steaks with dramatic flair.
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Nusret Gökçe is the Turkish chef also known as Salt Bae, and he went viral a few months ago thanks to an Instagram video of him cutting and seasoning a piece of steak. Gökçe’s dramatic sprinkle of salt has become a meme, leading chefs around the world to emulate his too-cool cooking style.
Among his admirers is Brooklyn Beckham, the budding photographer and oldest son of Victoria and David Beckham. Beckham created his own #SaltBae video, and he definitely nailed the salt sprinkle! In the clip, Beckham slaps two pieces of steak down on the cutting board, then jazzes them up with Salt Bae’s signature move.
Beckham has great style in the kitchen, but this video looks to have been filmed a while ago, as Beckham’s two new tattoos don’t make an appearance. Since his birthday at the beginning of March, the young photographer has gotten two pieces of ink—one on his forearm and the other on his bicep.
Fans of BBC Radio 1 got a special surprise today when they tuned in to listen to the radio: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were filling in as DJs.
Prince William and Kate Middleton paid a surprise visit to see station presenter Adele Roberts, who is running Sunday’s London Marathon in support of mental health charity Heads Together.
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The royals acted as radio show hosts and announced the Official Chart Top 10 songs—and they were basically natural-born presenters. And once we stopped swooning over their British accents, we actually learned a lot from their candid interviews.
Here are eight things we didn’t know about the royals—until now.
1. They’d love to go to music festivals—if they could.
“Unfortunately, it is a bit tricky. We’ve talked about going to Glastonbury before because I do love my music.”
“We’re both quite keen on box sets, when we get time in the evening,” William said. “We’ve watched Homeland. We’re big fans. We’ve watched Game of Thrones.”
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3. They watch a lot of kids’ shows too.
“You have to pretend you’re really interested because George gets quite upset if you’re not paying due diligence to the characters,” William said. “Fireman Sam has taken an awful lot of interest. George has gone past Peppa Pig stage. Charlotte will probably be into Peppa Pig soon.”
4. There’s a big rivalry between the siblings.
“It’s clearly obvious—me. Because I’m bigger,” William joked when asked who would win in a fight between him and Prince Harry.
What’s their fast food of choice? “Curry, definitely. You do struggle for choice though,” Middleton said, adding that it’s not easy for delivery drivers to drop off at Kensington Palace.
6. They struggle to get gifts for their parents too.
“It’s quite hard to know what to give the queen for her 91st birthday,” Wiliam said. “We’ve tried making things. Now that we’ve got grandchildren around we’ve tried that and it always goes down really well.” He added that drawings from George and Charlotte are their new go-to.
7. Prince William listens to pop culture radio.
“I’m probably at the edge of your age limit. I’m probably meant to go over to Radio 2 now, but I’m hanging on in there,” he said. The queen, however, is “definitely not a Radio 1 listener.”
8. He texts into the show—under a fake name.
“I have texted in, yes,” he said. “I got a shoutout,” he joked. “I felt very privileged.”
The actor was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and his entire family—including wife Anna Faris and their adorable 4-year-old son Jack—came out to support him and his success. In true Faris-Pratt family fashion, there were plenty of laughs, but the event also included also several very touching moments that caused the Jurassic World star to tear up.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was the first to sing Pratt’s praises during the ceremony, and his speech was followed by an emotional and hilarious message from Faris who looked gorgeous in a navy blue Vivian Chan ensemble.
“When Chris asked me to speak a few months ago at this ceremony, I was really honored and thrilled, of course, because then I get more attention; I was trying to figure out how to make this about me,” she joked. “Then I decided that this is actually a thank you speech, so I’m sorry that you may be thanking a lot of people after me, but I have a few people up here that I really want to acknowledge and thank today. I am the beneficiary of all this because I get to spend every day with this incredible man. There’s a lot of people here that I need to thank for this.” The actress then went on to pay tribute to Pratt’s team for always believing in him, and his family for making him the person that he is—she also gave a shoutout to their little one Jack.
“Honey, I want to thank you for being the most incredible person and an unbelievable talent,” she continued. “Thank you for letting me speak here. Thank you for being my husband. I love you so much.”
It was then Pratt’s turn to take the stage in a dapper Tom Ford suit, where he said he was “humbled” by the honor and went on to dole out a long list of thanks. “I’m not sure I’m worthy. I’m a man of faith, and I believe that God works in mysterious ways and gives us signs and gifts in life. Those gifts oftentimes come in the form of people,” he stated while choking back tears. “So, I’ll just spend the rest of my time expressing gratitude for the people in my life who are gifts.” He thanked his mom, brother, and sister, along with Tim Gunn, his manager, his publicist, his assistant, and the rest of his team before focusing on his wife and son.
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“Lastly, I want to thank my wife. Anna, I love you. You’ve given me so much. You gave me the greatest star in the galaxy, my little boy. I love him and I love you,” Pratt said. “Without you, none of this would mean anything.”
In a match-up between designer Marc Jacobs and former U.S. Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, staged before an audience filled with fashion executives and Clinton donors, as well as fashion executives who voted for Clinton, who would be the bigger draw? It was a fair contest on Thursday night at the annual Center Dinner benefit for The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, which honored both Jacobs and Clinton, who each paid tribute to the Center’s rich history as a beacon for their respective communities, activists and politicians alike.
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While the Center has courted fashion donors with lots of festive new events, this gala remains its tentpole fundraiser, garnering more than $1.75 million from New Yorkers who came out to support. And boy, did the crowd go crazy for the main event. Starting things off, Jacobs was introduced by the director Lana Wachowski, whose pastel dreadlocks and idiosyncratic style inspired the look (and some controversy) of the designer’s spring 2017 collection, with a very long yet very winning story that connected the heroics of a 2nd grade teacher to Wachowski’s coming out as a transgender woman at the premiere of Cloud Atlas to the man of the hour, Marc Jacobs. Some highlights:
“I have the fashion instincts of a 6-year-old,” Wachowski said in her remarks. “I have yet to meet a color or pattern clash that did not make me bubbly with joy.” Explaining her connection to the designer, she went on to describe the trauma of finding a dress for the premiere, which would be her public revelation of her gender.
“Enter the mother of all fashion crises,” she said. “It started innocently enough, as all disaster films do. My wife and I were casually criss-crossing Chicago, searching for the right puzzle pieces to assemble this idealized version of myself.” This search she equated to the Donner Party on the deck of the Titanic, which finally was resolved by–what else?–a Marc Jacobs dress. It was a speech that literally left the designer in tears.
“You’ve got to hug her,” Jacobs said, taking the stage. “I never thought there was anything wrong with being different. I still don’t think there’s anything wrong with being different.”
When it was Clinton’s turn, Arianna Huffington made a funny introduction, thanking the caterers for serving a meringue cake rather than a chocolate one (you know, the most beautiful chocolate cake you have ever seen). “To the long list of things Donald Trump has ruined,” Huffington said, “we now have to add chocolate cake.” While Huffington’s comments were as charming as any, we really must move on to Clinton, who delivered a speech worthy of a campaign, rallying the audience to continue to persist for LGBT fights, given the dark turn of political events in Washington, and even more frightening events in Chechnya. But she also shared moments of levity, and paid a special tribute to none other than Marc Jacobs. She even passed up the premiere of Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! to be there.
“Besides, being with all of you is a little bit like a very stylish family reunion,” Clinton said, noting that more than a decade ago, Jacobs had produced T-shirts with her face on it. “I was pretty flattered, but of course, you know I’m a fashion icon,” she said. “To top it off, in the campaign last year, he designed another T-shirt and wore it at one of the shows. And I have to publicly thank Marc Jacobs for a million things, including for saying as he did tonight that there is nothing wrong with being different.”
Kardashian West’s Kimoji store just launched its latest round of merch. The newest products include an “Ass Tray” with (what else?!) Kim’s butt Kimoji printed on the base, rolling papers featuring Kim’s crying face emoji, T-shirts reading “never not high,” and a variety of other 4/20 themed items. The most noteworthy, however, veers away from the NSFW theme: a “Kim Candle.”
Before your imagination runs wild, I’ll explain. The “Kim Candle” is a tall prayer candle depicting the reality star as a saint. Yes, really.
But, as always, Kim didn’t let her haters have the last word. The E! star stepped out in L.A. on Thursday wearing a mesh minidress with a bedazzled portrait of the Virgin Mary positioned in the center of her chest. You can’t make this stuff up.
To the untrained eye, Kate Middleton seems to have it all—she’s married to a prince, for crying out loud! But the Duchess of Cambridge is the first to admit that she’s not immune to the mental and emotional hardships endured by those outside the spotlight.
During a meeting at the Global Academy on Thursday, Middleton confessed that motherhood has, at times, left her feeling lonesome. “It is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated, but actually so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through,” Duchess Kate told the founders of Mush, an app that connects mothers in the hopes of forming support networks. “It is being brave enough, like you obviously were, to reach out to those around you.”
Middleton’s meeting is the latest development in her ongoing mental health initiative.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s Daughter, Coco Arquette, recently showed off her acting chops in Monogem’s “Wild” music video—watch it, the final scene is quite the cliffhanger.
While promoting the video with singer Monogem and her co-star Matthew RC Taylor, Coco and co. collaborated with MAC Cosmetics in a tutorial video in which she reveals what makeup means to her.
Looking adorable in a prismatic violet eye shadow and mascara, Coco said, “Makeup makes me feel very alive and happy and creative, and I like to express myself in ways I sometimes can’t do with clothing … I can use colors, plus I’m just starting out with makeup and I’m just young. Makeup is great because you can really show who you are.”
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When a famed red carpet stylist and a stylish curve-friendly fashion brand unite, you get a beautifully crafted capsule collection that’s worthy of a space in your wardrobe. Timothy Snell, a celeb stylist who works with the likes of Queen Latifah and Angela Bassett, has created a collection with Always for Me that includes cool swimwear and chic sportswear.
“I used the same philosophy when designing this collection [as styling celebrities], only in this case I created it to make her feel like it’s a red carpet moment every time she wears an item,” says Snell. And it clearly shows. You’ll find modern bikinis, wetsuits that feel fresh, and even sweatpants and shirts that can take you from the gym to brunch, or as Snell puts it, “beach to street.”
Creating swimwear that makes a women feel confident in her own skin was a top priority for Snell. “Its about the fit and exposing what you’re comfortable showing. When a swimsuit fits and looks amazing, it eliminates any hesitation.” Snell continues “Rule of thumb: To feel confident in your choices, look for cuts that accent your best assets.”
Snell has delivered a collection that does just that: highlight a woman’s most beautiful features. Look out for graphic prints, bold colors, gold hardware, color blocking, and mesh.
Scroll down to see our favorites from the collection, then shop it at alwaysforme.com.
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Need proof? Look no further than her interview on ITV’s show Lorraine today, where she sang a message to the “Hello” singer requesting a collaboration by transforming the words of the British star’s own lyrics into an invitation. “Adele, hello, it’s me… I was wondering if you can sing a song with me. Anywhere, anytime,” she crooned before adding that she is a huge fan.
But that’s not all. Dion also revealed that she’s already working one new music with another major singer-songwriter, the one and only Sia. “I’m working with new collaboration and what I’m trying to achieve right now—and that’s why it’s taking a little bit of time. Okay, I’m going to tell you one thing—Sia wrote me three songs,” she shared, much to our extreme delight. “What a writer, what a vocalist, and her creativity is freaking me out.”
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Adele and Celine together on one track? Now that would be an epic power ballad.