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We need to talk about Justin Timberlake’s “notes app apology”

Since its release, the internet has been gripped by The New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears, which details the rise, fall, and rise again of the iconic pop star. The viewer follows Britney’s journey as a young starlet on The Mickey Mouse Club, to a hyper-sexualised teeny bopper, to a shaven-head woman at her […]

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What Miley Cyrus can teach us about re-inventing ourselves

Let me start with Miley Cyrus’s cover of Heart of Glass at iHeart Festival. The comeback that we have all been waiting for, followed by her release of Midnight Sky to really cement Miley’s comeback message and power in her new image; mullet, diamonds, Louboutins and all. (And if you have yet to watch the […]

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Celebrity beauty: a money-making mission or philanthropy at its finest?

Celebrities love a side hustle. À la mode this season are beauty ventures, with Selena Gomez being the latest in a lengthening lineage of star-turned-stylist attempting to make it big in the multi-billion dollar industry. Lady Gaga has Haus Laboratories, Rihanna has Fenty Skin – and lest we forget the savvy beauty ventures of the […]

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Celebrities are losing their power over us

The coronavirus pandemic is changing celebrity culture, maybe forever. The outpour of self-isolation selfies from lavish kitchens have for some reason provoked more anger than admiration from fans, leaving famous people bewildered and afraid, not knowing where to turn.   David Geffen, the billionaire rumoured to be the subject of Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’, (at […]

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On celebrity feminism

Type in the word feminist on Google and a whole host of celebrities appear, from Lily Cole to Shailene Woodley and even Benedict Cumberbatch. These days, the two words feminist and celebrity would appear to be synonymous with each other. Time and time again, we hear of famous women speaking out about their feminism and […]

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Science

Goop, vaginal eggs, and the danger of celebrity endorsements

Commonly known for her roles in various blockbuster hits and critically acclaimed films, from Shakespeare in Love to The Avengers franchise, and as a self proclaimed lifestyle guru, Gwyneth Paltrow regularly makes headlines both on and off the screen. Despite her success however, her lifestyle empire has been routinely scrutinised by the media and scientists alike. Paltrow […]

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Paltrow’s ‘cleansing’ glamorises damaging eating disorders

Content warning: eating disorder mention Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to drink raw goat’s milk for eight straight days. Doing this, she says, will ‘cleanse’ your body of those nasty parasites and heavy metals that are stopping you from living your true female life. Paltrow has used her celebrity status to plug all sorts of dubious […]