Posts Tagged ‘Katy Perry’

LENA DUNHAM LEANING IN ON BODY POSITIVITY

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Unintended weight-loss or gain is hard enough for an Undercover Agent in private; however, when you are a celebrity the public attention can be simply demoralizing.  Leave it to writer/actress, Lena Dunham, to turn an embarrassing paparazzi shot from Monday (photo, right) into a lesson in body positivity for all of us on Tuesday (above), calling herself “happy joyous & free,” at 162 pounds.

While Dunham admits that she “sometimes looks at the left picture longingly,” she remembers her pain and unhappiness while at her lowest weight, in 2017.  “On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work. Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only on small amounts of sugar, tons of caffeine and a purse pharmacy.”  Now Dunham claims to subsist on a “steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits.”

The brilliant writer adds, “As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades. I lean in.”  Immediately celebrity fans and friends leaned in.  Katy Perry commented that Dunham’s words were, “powerful,” while Jennifer Garner praised, “I love everything about this and you.  X”

CHINA CLIPS THE WINGS OF SEVERAL “ANGELS”

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Singer Katy Perry and model Gigi Hadid will not be by flying among the angels at Victoria’s Secret’s widely-anticipated Shanghai runway show this month.  Sharing her regrets on Twitter (below), Hadid wished her Victoria’s Secret family well, but did not acknowledge the “Buddha incident” which allegedly led to her being banned by Chinese officials.
According to Page Six, Perry’s denial stems from a controversial 2015 performance in Taipei, where she sported a sunflower-adorned costume; the sunflower is regarded as an anti-government symbol in China.  Additionally, models Adriana Lima, Irina Shripova, Julia Belyakova, and Kate Grigorieva have not yet been granted visas to enter the country.

TIME’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Dimitrios Kambouris — Getty Images; Photo Illustration by Kenneth Bachor for TIME

TIME Magazine sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.  For its Third Annual unranked roundup, model/author/host, Chrissy Teigen, was chosen for her accessibility and ability to be “real.”  Katy Perry offers another version of real — during a 96-hour livestream on YouTube — and Kim Kardashian-West shares just about everything she wants us to see.  Rihanna won our applause by taking on body-shamers, we were intrigued by Iraqi-American beauty blogger and makeup mogul, Huda Kattan, who peddles her beauty line in interesting venues, ranging from Dubai vending machines to Sephora stores worldwide.  Its no surprise that best-selling author, J.K. Rowling appeared, but 16-year-old “nugg-ernut,” Cater Wilkerson, shocked us with his pleas for chicken nuggets (reaching nearly 3.7 million people!).  Canadian model and YouTube star, Gigi Gorgeous, joined this year’s ranks, as did Joanne The Scammer aka Branden Miller.  Korean boy-band, BTS, entertained us and we learned how to lip-synch with Baby Ariel’s (aka Ariel Martin) Musical.ly app.