Rihanna steps down as Savage X Fenty CEO


As noted in an article published by Vogue Business, Rihanna has stepped down from her role at Savage X Fenty and appointed a new CEO. Rihanna held the title since founding the line in 2018; she will remain the company’s executive chair.

Hillary Super, the former CEO of Anthropologie Group, will be the new chief executive officer of the brand, effective Monday, June 26.  Savage X Fenty said in a statement: “It’s been beautiful to see our vision for Savage X Fenty impact the industry at such an incredible magnitude over the last five years. This is just the beginning for us, and we’re going to continue to expand in ways that always connect with the consumer. I’m so grateful and excited to welcome Hillary Super as our new CEO – she is a strong leader and is focused on taking the business to an even higher level.”

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Drake releases first book of poetry along with new album announcement


Drake released his first book of poetry, and also teased a new album to accompany the book. 

In an Instagram post alongside an image of the book, Drake wrote: “I don’t know if I have ever wanted people to buy or support something more in my life…our first book is available tmrw on @drakerelated and other select retailers 😮‍💨” Additionally, a QR code directed fans to the website titlesruineverything.com, which features the message: ​​”I made an album to go with the book. They say they miss the old Drake. Girl, don’t tempt me. ‘FOR ALL THE DOGS’.”

Titles Ruin Everything, A Stream of Consciousness by Kenza Samir and Aubrey Graham is currently on sale on Drake’s website.  The book’s page on publisher Phaidon’s website indicates that Titles Ruin Everything will start shipping on July 14:  “Aubrey Drake Graham is a cultural phenomenon — a record-breaking musician, style icon, creative entrepreneur, and actor. Graham has been writing and having fun with poetry as a means of personal expression for quite some time … Flowing across 168 pages, the provocative musings translate Graham’s wit and talent for wordplay into potent stanzas. Together, these meditations on fame, romance, and relationships offer an unfiltered view of the artist’s inner world.”

No release date for the album For All the Dogs has been announced.

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Jon Hamm marries Anna Osceola at location of ‘Man Men’ finale


Jon Hamm and Anna Osceola were married over the weekend after two years together. The actors originally met on the set of Mad Men, on which Hamm starred as advertising executive Don Draper for the series duration. Osceola portrayed the character Clementine in the 2015 series finale; fittingly, the couple’s wedding took place at Anderson Canyon in Big Sur, the very place where the Mad Men finale was filmed. The couple were first romantically linked in 2020, and made their red carpet debut in March 2022 at an Oscars after-party.

According to TMZ, celebrity guests at the wedding included Billy Crudup, Paul Rudd, Tina Fey, and John Slattery — another Mad Men alum who also directed Hamm in the new true-crime film Maggie Moore(s).

In addition to appearing together in the final episode of Mad Men, Hamm, 52, and Osceola, 35, also shared the screen in last year’s film Confess, Fletch.

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Netflix reveals ‘Squid Game’ Season 2 cast


Netflix has shared the the cast for Season 2 of Squid Game.  Lee Jung-jae will be reprising his role of Gi-hun, with Hwang Dong-hyuk returning to direct and executive produce the sophomore season of the series. The ten-part series ‘will see contestants competing in a series of games inspired by the show, plus some new ones and their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.’ Squid Game debuted on Netflix on September 17, 2021, becoming a global phenomenon.

As previously confirmed, Season 1 protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Jung-jae) is back alongside the overseer of the game Front Man (Lee Byung-hun). Undercover cop Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-joon) and the unnamed mystery man (Gong Yoo) who recruited Gi-hun into the game will also return. Netflix also revealed four new cast members for the second season: Yim Si-Wan (Unlocked), Kang Ha-Neul (The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure), Park Sung-Hoon (The Glory), and Yang Dong-Geun (Yaksha: Ruthless Operations). There are no details about their characters as of yet.

Production for Season 2 of Squid Game is set to begin later this year. Check out a preview of the new cast members in the video posted – here.

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Demi Lovato shares her new song ‘Swine’


After releasing rock versions of her previous hits such as “Cool for the Summer” and “Heart Attack,” Demi Lovato has shared their first new song since her album Holy Fvck.

The new single “Swine” was released just as the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade occurred. Demi wrote in an Instagram caption: “It’s been one year since the Supreme Court’s decision to dismantle the constitutional right to a safe abortion. Although the path forward will be challenging, we must continue to be united in our fight for reproductive justice.”

Demi also shared the video for “Swine,”directed by Meriel O’Connell-helmed music video. Says Demi: “I created ‘Swine’ to amplify the voices of those who advocate for choice and bodily autonomy. I want this song to empower not only the birthing people of this country, but everyone who stands up for equality, to embrace their agency and fight for a world where every person’s right to make decisions about their own body is honored.” For a period of one year, Lovato’s net profits from “Swine” will be donated to the Reproductive Justice Fund at the Demi Lovato Foundation, which will then be directed to three non-profit organizations: NARAL Pro-Choice America, Plan C and The National Network of Abortion Funds.

Check out Demi’s new music video for “Swine” here.
To stream “Swine,” head here.

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Olivia Rodrigo announces sophomore album, ‘Guts’


Olivia Rodrigo has announced the follow-up to her 2021 debut LP, Sour. Rodrigo’s sophomore album, titled Guts, is due out September 8 via Geffen; Rodrigo posted on social media: ‘my sophomore album GUTS comes out september 8th. i am so proud of this record and I can’t wait to share it with you all! u can presave it now! xoxoxoxo❤💜💌🖤

Rodrigo said in a statement about Guts. “I feel like I grew 10 years between the ages of 18 and 20—it was such an intense period of awkwardness and change. I think that’s all just a natural part of growth, and hopefully the album reflects that.”

The first single from Guts, “Vampire,” will drop on Friday, June 30. Rodrigo announced “Vampire” earlier this month, sharing it was co-written by Daniel Nigro, her collaborator on ‘Sour.’

To pre-save/pre-add Guts, head here.

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Take a look at Zoe Saldaña and Nicole Kidman in the trailer for ‘Special Ops: Lioness’


Paramount+ has shared the teaser trailer for Taylor Sheridan’s Special Ops: Lioness. Zoe Saldaña stars as Joe, an agent in the CIA Lioness program, with her mission ‘to get close to the loved ones of targets so she can move in for the kill.’

The teaser shows Joe in a hearing being interviewed by Morgan Freeman about her last mission. Nicole Kidman plays Joe’s superior in the Lioness program, and also serves as executive producer. Laysla de Oliveira plays Joe’s new partner and Michael Kelly another Lioness overseer. Dave Annable, Jill Wagner, LaMonica Garrett, James Jordan, Austin Hébert, Jonah Wharton, Stephanie Nur and Hannah Love Lanier will also star.

Special Ops: Lioness premieres July 23. Check out the teaser trailer – here.

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Ryan Reynolds launches TV channel, debuts series ‘Bedtime Stories with Ryan’


Ryan Reynolds is launching his own channel with FuboTV. FuboTV announced in a press release that it has partnered with the 46-year-old Reynolds and his production company, Maximum Effort, on the Maximum Effort channel. The Maximum Effort channel will also feature “original and classic TV and movies — as well as some surprising content breaks.”

Reynolds’ first project is the original series Bedtime Stories with Ryan as his first project, directed by Vincent Peone and consisting of 15 episodes. Bedtime Stories with Ryan will see Reynolds “read new and classic bedtime stories in an attempt to soothe your mind and soul (and also his own).”

Reynolds said:  “We’re so happy to create a program with the express goal of putting people to sleep. This show has actually been a dream of mine for a while. Story time is a nighttime staple in our home and is a daily reminder of the power of storytelling. We’re extremely grateful to our always amazing partners at Autodesk for helping bring this show to life with their design and make platform.”

Check out a preview of Bedtime Stories with Ryan here

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Doja Cat announces first headlining tour


Doja Cat has announced her first North American Arena tour this fall, dubbed The Scarlet Tour — named for the alter ego she introduced with First Of All.

The 24-date ‘The Scarlet Tour’ will kick-off on Halloween, Oct. 31st, in San Fransisco with stops in Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Detroit, Toronto and more before wrapping-up in Chicago on Dec. 13th. Special guests Ice Spice and Doechii will join the superstar on select dates across the tour.

Registration for tickets can be accessed: here. Fans will be randomly selected to receive a code that grants them access to the presales starting Wednesday, June 28. A limited number of tickets will be available during a general on sale starting Friday, June 30th at 10 AM local time at Ticketmaster.com while supplies last.  For more information head to: www.dojacat.com.

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Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice team up in the video for “Barbie World”


Nicki Minaj, 40, and Ice Spice, 23, have teamed on the single and music video for the song “Barbie World (with Aqua)”, for the upcoming Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken.

“Barbie World” is a reinterpretation of Aqua’s single “Barbie Girl,” and features a sample of the hit song. The video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, shows Minaj and Ice Spice run the town in Barbie Land. You can take a look at the video: here.

The film’s soundtrack, Barbie the Album, also features “Dance the Night” by Dua Lipa and songs by Karol G, Lizzo, Charlie XCX, HAIM, The Kid Laroi and other artists. Barbie The Album will be available the same day the Barbie film opens in theaters, July 21. To pre-order/save Barbie The Album, head here.

Stream Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s Barbie World (with Aqua) – here.

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice Releases New Song & Video “Barbie World”

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