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This Week’s Top Stories

By Cassandra Yany

Here are the some of top stories in beauty, entertainment and tech so far this week:

Apple Announces Sep. 15 Apple Event

Apple announced Tuesday that they will be hosting an event on Wednesday September 15 at 10 am PDT.  The ‘Time Flies’ event will take place virtually from Apple Park, the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, CA. It is speculated that the iPhone 12 and Apple Watch Series 6 will be revealed at the event next week. According to AppleInsider, there is also word of a possible new iPad or Apple Silicon MacBook. 

While some expect the new iPhone to be revealed next week, others say that the announcement will come a few weeks later, due to delays caused by COVID-19. According to The Verge, There will be four iPhone 12 models released this year: two iPhone 12’s that will be sold at a lower price point, and two iPhone Pro’s. These will include a 6.7-inch iPhone Pro, making it the largest iPhone to date. CNET reports that the new model will be the first iPhone to run on 5G. The new Apple Watch will allegedly feature added monitoring blood oxygen levels, updated sleep tracking, and a faster processor.

Selena Gomez launches Rare Beauty, Broken Hearts Gallery to Hit Theaters Friday

This week has been very eventful for artist Selena Gomez. On Thursday Sep. 3, she launched her makeup line Rare Beauty, which shares the same name as her most recent album that was released early this year. The line includes 20 makeup products and accessories, available in a variety of shades and colors. Items can be purchased on the Rare Beauty website, as well as online and in stores at Sephora.

Along with the makeup line, Rare Beauty also established the Rare Impact Fund to support the mental health of the brand’s community, employees and partners. One percent of all sales and funds from partners will go toward increasing access to mental health resources. The brand shared their mission via Instagram “to shape conversations around beauty, self-acceptance, and mental health.”

Broken Hearts Gallery, a film executive produced by Gomez, will be released in theaters on Friday Sep. 10. The movie features actors Dacre Montgomery of “Stranger Things” and Geraldine Viswanathan of “Blockers” (2018) and “Hala” (2019) as the two leads. Gomez took to Instagram on Monday to share a special trailer of the film and encourage those who see it in movie theaters to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.

These projects come just weeks after the release of Gomez’s collaboration with Blackpink, the virtual premiere of This Is The Year— a film she produced alongside former Disney Channel co-star David Henrie, who directed the film— and the release of her HBO Max show “Selena + Chef.”

McDonald’s x Cactus Jack Collab

McDonald’s launched its collaboration with Travis Scott on Tuesday. The fast food chain has added the “Cactus Jack” meal to their menu for $6. The meal does not come with a Happy Meal toy, but does include a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon and lettuce, medium fries with BBQ dipping sauce and a medium Sprite with extra ice— Scott’s go-to order. McDonald’s employees will be sporting new uniforms for the partnership, and the restaurant and rapper have also released merchandise to mark the event. The items are sold on Scott’s website and include t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, sweatpants and other accessories and household items containing his name and the restaurant logo.

Travis Scott visited a McDonald’s location in Downey City, CA to celebrate the launch, causing chaos amongst the large crowd, as seen in videos fans posted on Twitter. Scott went live on Instagram to share the experience with his followers. On Wednesday, Scott served customers the meal from the drive-thru window at a McDonald’s in Texas, as seen in a video posted by the TikTok account RAP. As part of the month-long collab, the artist and fast food chain will be exploring ways to support different charities and organizations. The partnership will run until Oct. 4. This is Mcdonald’s first collaboration with a big celebrity since they featured a Michael Jordan-themed meal on their menu in 1992.

KID CUDI × VIRGIL ABLOH

KID CUDI C/O VIRGIL ABLOH™ “PULLING STRINGS” T-SHIRT RELEASES IN CELEBRATION OF KID CUDI’S RETURN SINGLE “LEADER OF THE DELIQUENTS”

To celebrate the release of Kid Cudi’s first solo track since December 2016, he has partnered with long time creative director, Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, on an exclusive t-shirt available on shop.kidcudi.com
now for a very limited time.

The shirt which features a sketch from Abloh, references an iconic Kid Cudi moment that fans will recognize and features the track title in Abloh’s hand on back.

In addition to the t-shirt, Cudi has also released a limited edition pressing of the “Leader Of The Delinquents” single on 7″ vinyl, 12″ picture disc and cassette featuring updated single artwork from Abloh.

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KOBE BRYANT DIES

Tragically Kobe Bryant (41) and daughter Gianna (13) die in a helicopter crash on the way to a basketball game. Reportedly 7 others pass in incident, including teammate and her parent.

Wife (Vanessa Laine Bryant) of twenty years becomes widow of one basketball’s most coveted players. Bryant also leaves behind three other children.

adidas Originals

ADIDAS ORIGINALS CELEBRATES BASKETBALL HERITAGE AND NEW YORK CITY WITH RIVALRY

adidas Originals reinvigorates an iconic silhouette that pays homage to an era of basketball legends

• Rivalry comes back in its iconic colors, influenced by the passion of New York basketball fans

• The style is honored with a pop-up exhibition curated by Eric Emanuel, featuring works by New York City creatives Brock Fetch, Tyrrell Winston, and New York Sunshine. In attendance at the exhibition launch were a roster of New York athletes: Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks), Allonzo Trier (New York Knicks), Allen Crabb (Brooklyn Nets), Charone Peake (New York Jets) and Cody Latimer (New York Giants)

Following a long-standing lineage of basketball silhouettes over the past several decades, adidas Originals continues to honor the sport’s heritage with the special re-issue of Rivalry in New York City last night. Revitalizing a peak era of New York basketball, which spearheaded a communal spirit of fierce pride, the cult classic is for lovers of basketball style on and off the courts. Returning in all its glory, adidas Originals teamed up with notable sportswear designer Eric Emanuel to debut the latest Rivalry model, inspired by New York’s undying passion and love for sports.

The shoe was celebrated through a pop-up gallery exhibition curated by Emanuel, showcasing the indisputable influence of basketball style into the realms of fashion, art, photography and more. The blank space was transformed into an interactive gallery covered in gritty, city-inspired installations that bought the shoe to life through the works of photographer Brock Fetch, mixed media artist, Tyrrell Winston and creative collective, NY Sunshine.

In true Big Apple style, Rivalry wheat paste posters drenched the exhibition entrance, surrounded by a canopy of scaffolding and sneakers hung from wires. Guests then walked through an exclusive showcase of collaborator works that included photography, installations, and a product showcase. On view was the latest iteration of the Rivalry Hi-Top, accompanied by both an archival silhouette from 1986 and a preview of what’s to come from the three stripes brand and Emanuel later in the year.

Staying true and honoring its predecessors, the latest Rivalry iteration will feature premium leathers that nod to the famous “Team Series” from the late 80s. The model stands out in a bold blue and orange colorway with adidas branding emblazoned on the tongue.

Today, adidas Originals will open the gallery up to the men’s and women’s basketball team from local New York school, High School of Fashion Industries, as well as the general public from 12:00 pm through until 5:00 pm. The surrounding streets of the exhibit will also play host to adidas street scalpers handing out admission tickets to the pop-up where guests have the chance to grab a limited edition Rivalry-inspired t-shirt designed by Eric Emanuel.

The Rivalry High OG will be available at select adidas retailers on Friday, February 8th and will retail for $110 USD.

The Rivalry Gallery is located at 158 Mercer Street, New York Street, NY.

Complex × Fuse

Talent Featured: Cristiano Ronaldo, Joel Embiid, Daniel Cormier and Floyd Mayweather

Airdate: Wednesday, August 22nd at 11 p.m. ET / PT

TUNE-IN: Champion soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo dishes on his favorite sneakers and very own Air Maxes as he goes Sneaker Shopping in China; boxing champion Floyd Mayweather breaks down his beef with rapper 50 Cent; UFC Champion Daniel Cormier discusses his future in fighting and NBA All-Star Joel Embiid take on the wings of death and more on an all-new Complex x Fuse, this Wednesday, August 22nd at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse.

Episode Highlights:

  • Featherweight champion boxer Floyd Mayweather drops the tea on the internet savagery and beef with his best friend, rapper and producer 50 Cent, fighting Manny Pacquiao, investing and more on “Complex News” with Pierce Simpson. Later, champion soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo goes “Sneaker Shopping” with host Joe La Puma in Beijing at Honor 23, revealing the family story behind his own Nike Air Maxes. After, tune in as UFC Champion Daniel Cormier discusses his future in fighting on “Life at Complex.”
  • NBA All-Star Joel Embiid’s savage twitter fingers meet their match with the wings of death with host Sean Evans on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones,” as he talks about Meek Mill’s return to Philly, meeting Michael Jordan and why he likes dunking on average joes on the playground.

ABOUT: Complex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like First We Feast’s Hot Ones, Sneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.

Complex × Fuse

Talent Featured: Lena Waithe, Tyra Banks, Karrueche Tran, Angie Nwandu, Padma Lakshmi

Airdate: Wednesday, June 20th at 11 p.m. ET / PT

TUNE-IN: Tyra Banks discusses her all-new novel, “Perfect is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me about Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss” and reveals runway model tips and tricks as she chows down on a round of spicy hot wings; and screenwriter Lena Waithe discusses her life in Chicago prior to fame and more on an all-new Complex x Fuse this Wednesday, June 20th at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse.

Episode Highlights:

  • Supermodel and producer Tyra Banks reveals some of the most memorable moments of her modeling career on Hot Ones. Later, Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi visits the legendary White Mana Diner, a New Jersey hot spot for celebs such as Al Pacino, among others on First We Feast’s The Burger Show.
  • Screenwriter and producer Lena Waithe talks growing up in Chicago and being influenced by Kanye West, Michael Jordan and more on Sneaker Shopping, while model and actress Karrueche Tran strolls down memory lane to let fans know all about her past Myspace profile and favorite songs on Delete Your History. Afterwards, celebrity culture savant Angie Nwandu of The Shade Room talks her transition from growing up in the foster care system to now running one of the most well know media sites in the world on Blueprint.

ABOUT: Complex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like First We Feast’s Hot Ones, Sneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.

Complex x Fuse

Talent Featured: Isaiah Thomas, The Ball Family, Snoop DoggUncle LukeAction Bronson and Sasha Banks

Airdate: Wednesday, January 17th at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse

 

TUNE-IN:  Isaiah Thomas goes Sneaker Shopping, Snoop Dogg challenges Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell to a football showdown in Miami on Complex News, rapper Action Bronson reveals all of the elements needed to create the perfect sandwich, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks talks wiping out her competition with Hot Ones’ host Sean Evans and more on an all-new Complex x Fuse this Wednesday, January 17th at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse.

 

Episode Highlights:

 

Two-time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks playing with LeBron James, wearing fake Jordan’s growing up and more as he goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma. The Ball family discuss their Big Baller Brand slides. Also, rappers Snoop Dogg and Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell square off at their youth football teams’ Miami showdown. 

 

 Sean Evans gets creative in the kitchen while making killer sandwiches with rapper and chef Action Bronson. And later, WWE’s Sasha Banks chows down on spicy wings on “Hot Ones” and discusses the evolution of female sports and the top highlights of her wrestling career.

 ABOUTComplex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like First We Feast’s Hot OnesSneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.

ANDRE THE GIANT 

​Orlandus Andre Branch (born July 14, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson. 


An electrifying defensive end for the NFL, Andre Branch is entering his second year with the Miami Dolphins, his first of a three-year contract extension. By all accounts, 2016 proved to be a break out season for Branch as he racked up 49 combined tackles, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles while playing in all 16 games. A first team All- ACC pick during his senior year at Clemson University, he was selected as the 38th pick overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft.


It is Andre’s sheer grit and underdog mentality that has driven him to go from an underrated high-school recruit to earning a starting position at Clemson and ultimately the NFL. Raised in Richmond, Virginia, Andre takes great pride in the positive influence both his mom and his community had on his development. As a young man, he found a passion for football, excelling on the field by being a continuous learner and student of the game. He has taken that same approach to grow and learn about the fashion industry, his second passion.


A multi-dimensional individual who has an infectious enthusiasm for football, fashion and positively impacting the South Florida culture and community. About to launch his own collection Prestige 50 with Adees Co. Andre has dedicated himself to inspiring others to find their passion points and pursue their life’s purpose. He does this by sharing his personal story and lessons of dreaming big, being a constant learner and building the teams needed to be successful in football, business and life.