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Adobe Unveils Painting App ‘Fresco’, And You Can Join Its Exclusive Beta List

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Last October, Adobe demoed its new app designed specially for illustrators and painters. The company has since announced that the software, previously coined ‘Project Gemini’, is officially titled ‘Adobe Fresco’, and that art enthusiasts can now sign up to join its private beta list.

The moniker ‘Fresco’ is—as you might have already guessed—in reference to the Italian word for “fresh,” as well as a technique involving the creation of a layer of plaster on a wall or ceiling, before painting over the still-wet lining with a simple concoction of pigment and water. This sets forth a chemical reaction that allows the paint to bind with the plaster, and once the layer is dry, the artist has to stop adding work to it.

Scott Belsky, chief product officer and executive vice president of Adobe Creative Cloud, shares in a blog post that Adobe Fresco got its name because the company wishes to retain this fleeting aspect of creativity. “When inspiration strikes, you have to act before the plaster dries,” he says. Similarly, the app is available when you feel a pull to create something wherever you may be.

Keeping faithful to its name, Adobe Fresco mirrors organic painting techniques using plant and mineral pigments, as well as the use of watercolors, chalk, and oils on paper, plaster and canvas.

To recreate authentic art interactions, Adobe’s scientists examined the chemistry of popular pigments like cobalt and ochre, in addition to watching how watercolors get absorbed by cotton-based paper and the way thick layers of oil paint bring “dimension” to artworks. These observations spurred the creation of ‘Live Brushes’, and coupled with Adobe’s AI system ‘Sensei’, they mimic how oils and watercolors work “in an amazingly lifelike way.”

“When you paint with a watercolor ‘Live Brush’, you’ll see the color bloom into adjacent areas of the paper,” Belsky describes. “Use red and yellow next to each other and they’ll naturally blend into orange at the border. You can even recreate painting with water to dilute some colors and encourage tints to mix.”

When you pick up Adobe Fresco’s oil ‘Live Brush’, you’ll find that applying a thick coat of “pigment” on the canvas will result in the appearance of ridges and brush strokes for added dimension. Mixing the “oils” allow them to swirl around each other in a way “no digital color wheel could ever provide,” Belsky adds.

Along with the hyperrealistic digital brushes, Adobe Fresco also lets you transfer your favorite vector and Photoshop brushes to the app. Notably, it is also built with tools relevant to digital creatives like layers, masking and selection, and Photoshop and Illustrator support.

Currently, Adobe Fresco is compatible with the Apple iPad, but will eventually roll out to various stylus- and touch-based devices for free. A private beta mode is now open to a small circle of users; interested creatives can apply to test the app here.

In the meantime, watch how Adobe Fresco works in the preview below, as well as check out creations by artists who have tested this impressive app.



‘Beginning of Summer’ by Jessica Wong. Image courtesy of Adobe



‘Astronaut’ by Olivia Bromell. Image courtesy of Adobe



‘Inspired by Frida’ by Jinjin Sun. Image courtesy of Adobe



‘Stranger Things’ portrait by Daniel Presedo. Image courtesy of Adobe



‘Sunflower’ by David Every. Image courtesy of Adobe

[via Adobe] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405126/Adobe-Unveils-Painting-App-Fresco-And-You-Can-Join-Its-Exclusive-Beta-List/

Oreo Draws The O’s Out Of Its Name, Leaving Fans In Kooky Confusion



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Oreo has been milking brain cells since it mysteriously zapped the O’s out of its logo.

Last Friday, the sandwich cookie brand uploaded a version of its branding on Facebook that had the whites of its first and last characters erased, appearing to just read, “RE.”

As with IHOP’s unexpected name changes, Oreo’s sudden decision to adopt the moniker “RE” left fans befuddled.

Hopeful customers wondered if the O’s represented the company’s circular cookies, which when removed from the equation, suggested to them that Oreo might be unleashing “boxes of cream” without the wafers.

“Did ‘Thanos’ snap his fingers and eliminate half the words?” one Facebook user jokingly guessed.

By the end of the day, Oreo restored its logo, revealing to fans that the temporary make-under was in honor of World Blood Donation Day. Blood type O happens to be the “universal blood donor,” meaning that it is the only variation with red cells that are compatible with all other types.

Oreo’s stunt was part of American Red Cross’ ‘Missing Type’ campaign, where brands dropped the O’s, A’s and B’s from their logos to advocate blood donations. Joining the ranks of Oreo this year were Domino’s (“D min ’s”), Facebook (“F ceb k”), Google (“G gle”), IBM (“I M”), Adobe (“ d e”), Amazon (“ m z n”), and more.



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[via Delish, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405123/Oreo-Draws-The-O-s-Out-Of-Its-Name-Leaving-Fans-In-Kooky-Confusion/

Iconic Reality TV Shows Get Hilariously Calmed Down With ASMR In Popular Meme

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ASMR has caught on in recent years, as it is believed to send tingling sensations down people’s brains and help them relax. In May, Miley Cyrus even released erotic fruit videos to tease he new album.

Now, ASMR-style whispers dubbed over reality television scenes has become the latest Twitter trend.

One noticeable trait of reality television programs is their unruly screaming matches. To take out the stress of these scenes, social media users have been applying calming ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) sounds over dramatic fights, and the results are highly entertaining.

The meme also brings to light just how often reality stars are found in over-the-top situations.

One version that has become wildly popular depicts the fight between Sammi and Jenni during the second season of Jersey Shore, where Jenni and Snooki wrote a note to Sammi revealing her boyfriend Ronnie’s unfaithfulness:

KFJSJFJXKDJ pic.twitter.com/hPorBFtWRq

— blackpink stan account (@emotwink666) June 12, 2019

Another one shows a dubbed-over edit of the notorious Amsterdam fight during Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where the voices are now surprisingly calm and muffled.

Kim Richards vs. Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna in Amsterdam ASMR pic.twitter.com/CW5zfp9TL4

— T. Kyle 🏳️🌈 (@tkylemac) June 14, 2019

Of course the Kardashians have not escaped the ASMR treatment.

pic.twitter.com/kOGUTFDHCU

— aly (@altdoly) June 13, 2019

Even vintage reality television series VH1 has not escaped the meme, with the fight between contestants Pumkin and New York in Flavor of Love dubbed over.

new york vs pumkin asmr edition pic.twitter.com/FpVf7dQSyS

— aly (@altdoly) June 7, 2019

Entertainment buffs can look forward to more memes of this nature, or help their favorite stars find reconciliation by creating their own ASMR remixes.

[via INSIDER, cover image via IMDb] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405122/Iconic-Reality-TV-Shows-Get-Hilariously-Calmed-Down-With-ASMR-In-Popular-Meme/

UK Bans Ads With ‘Harmful Gender Stereotypes’ As They’ve Been Limiting Dreams

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The UK’s advertising watchdog has placed a ban on adverts featuring “harmful gender stereotypes” as well as those likely to cause “serious or widespread offence.”

The rule is based on a review of gender stereotyping by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), an organization that controls the UK Advertising Codes, covering both broadcast and non-broadcast ads, inclusive of online and social media, according to the BBC.

The ASA explained the decision by claiming there was evidence suggesting harmful stereotypes in adverts could restrict dreams and opportunities of both men and women, leading to unequal gender outcomes. ASA chief executive Guy Parker also described that such negative portrayals could in time contribute to the limiting of people’s potential.

Examples of ads that are probably unable to make the cut with the new regulations in place include a 2017 television commercial by Aptamil baby milk formula that showed a female baby growing up to become a ballerina, and male infants becoming engineers or mountain climbers.

Other possibly “problematic” scenarios include campaigns of men or women failing at tasks due to their gender, or ads that mock men for acting out stereotypically female roles.

However, not all traditional projections of gender will be deemed out of line. ASA will be looking at each concept through its “content and context” to see if it contains “harmful” messages. The ruling was also announced last year to give advertisers time to implement changes.

However, the criteria used to determine what is acceptable remains unspecified and unclear.

[via BBC, cover image via Shutterstock] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405094/UK-Bans-Ads-With-Harmful-Gender-Stereotypes-As-They-ve-Been-Limiting-Dreams/

Marvel’s Minimal, Super Vague ‘Spider-Man’ Teaser Weaves Web Of Rumors

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The official Marvel Twitter account presented a rather ambiguous Spider-Man teaser that has left fans guessing.

The tweet shows a web woven into the number four, accentuated with a spider. The minimal poster shows no clue of what the stylized digit might symbolize.

To make things even stranger, artist Alex Ross—who contributed concept and narrative art to Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2—tweeted “#SpiderMan4” with a sketch of ‘Spidey’ and Kirsten Dunst’s version of ‘Mary Jane’ before promptly taking down the post.

The concept artist’s deleted tweet could point to Sam Raimi’s never-released Spider-Man 4 that started production in 2007, but was abruptly halted by Sony to be replaced by a version starred by Andrew Garfield.

It is unclear whether Ross was hinting that he was involved in the film, or that Spider-Man 4 was somehow on the way. However, it could simply be a sneak peak of his artworks for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con.

Fans have taken to Twitter to share their theories with Marvel’s mysterious ‘4’ teaser. Some suggested a possible appearance by Fantastic Four in the upcoming Far from Home. Others wondered if it was a reference to a sequel, but that might come off as a little untimely, as Far from Home has yet to hit cinemas.

Perhaps all will be clear when the next instalment of Spider-Man hits theaters on 28 June.

#MarvelComics pic.twitter.com/tqeAGUaEVl

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) June 16, 2019

Perhaps a new Spider-Man/Fantastic Four team up series???

— 🕷Let’s Talk Venom🕷 (@LetsVenom) June 16, 2019

Please tell me it's what I think it is….. pic.twitter.com/mn7lJGItg5

— Kyle (@Notsosmartguy95) June 16, 2019

pic.twitter.com/m17v4oGWpF

— The Spectacular Luis (@the_luis99) June 16, 2019

OH?!?! pic.twitter.com/9sPAj2G9ZA

— 🕷Let’s Talk Venom🕷 (@LetsVenom) June 16, 2019

Pick up Fantastic Four 348 to see how it happened. Great team-up. pic.twitter.com/wL29RgdTvh

— The (👀) Doctor 🇺🇸 (@mcsaveri) June 16, 2019

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— MOON KNIGHT IS BIG YOSHI 🦀🛡🌵 (@Chaos20X6) June 17, 2019

[via CNET, cover image via IMDb] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405121/Marvel-s-Minimal-Super-Vague-Spider-Man-Teaser-Weaves-Web-Of-Rumors/

‘Game Of Thrones’s Lena Headey Wishes Ending For ‘Queen Cersei’ Was Better

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Game of Thrones has concluded for a while now, but its characters have undoubtedly stayed in the hearts of the actors and actresses involved.

During her latest interview with the Guardian, Lena Headey admitted that she, too, had her reservations about how the series ended, especially with her character ‘Queen Cersei’.

“I’ve got a few of my own gripes. But I haven’t sat down drunkenly with David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] yet,” she quipped.

She also revealed wanting a better death for ‘Cersei’ and said she was “kind of gutted.” However, she also conceded that it was impossible for the producers to please everyone.

During the last season of the show, many key characters perished, including ‘Cersei’ and her lover ‘Jaime Lannister’. They died in each other’s arms as the castle in ‘King’s Landing’ collapsed.

Headey is not the only one who wanted a better ending for her role. Earlier, Maisie Williams also admitted she wanted her character ‘Arya’ to have a more exciting end killing ‘Cersei’ even if it meant she might die in the process. Instead, ‘Arya’ had a happier ending voyaging on her own. At least she was not killed in the rubble.

[via Complex, cover image via IMDb] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405118/Game-Of-Thrones-s-Lena-Headey-Wishes-Ending-For-Queen-Cersei-Was-Better/

Mexican Government Calls Out Designer Carolina Herrera For Appropriating Culture

Fashion designer Carolina Herrera has been accused of appropriation by Mexico’s culture ministry.

Her Resort 2020 collection, designed by Herrera and creative director Wes Gordon, features textiles and embroidery that are apparently inspired by the “playful and colorful mood of a Latin holiday.” However, the brand didn’t acknowledge Mexican techniques or designs as the muses behind the series.

According to the BBC, the Mexican government has pointed out that the motifs used on certain garments were drawn from specific regions in Mexico.

Apparently, two designs found on the black dresses from the Resort 2020 collection were being used disrespectfully, and culture secretary Alejandra Frausto demanded that the brand explain how the nation’s cultural elements had ended up on the garments. The label was also asked to describe how the appropriation would benefit the Mexican community, specifically the indigenous people.

Mexico senator Susana Harp has also taken steps to tackle cultural appropriation. In a video posted on Twitter, she detailed that authorities have been working to prevent major brands from stealing sacred components of indigenous communities, and hoped that a legislation to protect them from having their work used without consent would be passed.

In response to the complaints, a spokesperson for the brand told Associated Press that the collection paid homage to Mexican artisans and their “wonderful and diverse craft.” Mexico’s “rich colors and artisanal techniques” have also now been credited.

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LATIN HOLIDAY Sunrise in Tulum The light of Lima Strolls in Mexico City The waves of José Ignacio Dancing in Buenos Aires The colors of Cartagena The Carolina Herrera Resort 2020 collection takes on the playful and colorful mood of a Latin holiday. Inspired by the House spirit of alegria de vivir that is synonymous with the resort season, this collection is about visceral reactions of delight—eclectic patterns, unexpected silhouettes, pulsating energy. This is my favorite collection that I have ever been a part of and I am so grateful to my amazing design team and the brilliant patternmakers and seamstresses who tirelessly brought it to life. And an especially huge thank you to the genius that is @tabithasimmons. These are just a few of the gorgeous images by @dariocatellani. Go to vogue.com to see the rest ❤️💙💚🧡💛

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En contra de las apropiaciones indebidas #MéxicoSinPlagio pic.twitter.com/mBHh7b2NNR

— Susana Harp Iturribarría (@SusanaHarp) June 13, 2019

[via Teen Vogue, opening image via Wes Gordon] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405119/Mexican-Government-Calls-Out-Designer-Carolina-Herrera-For-Appropriating-Culture/

Deepfake ‘Jon Snow’ Apologizes To ‘GoT’ Fans For ‘Wasting Their Time’

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A deepfake video of Game of Thrones’ ‘Jon Snow’ has gone viral on the internet for not only uttering the words fans want to hear, but also because of how scarily realistic it is.

The footage, titled Breaking: Jon Snow finally apologized for Season 8, was posted by YouTube channel Eating Things With Famous People, and has racked up over one million views. In the doctored clip, Kit Harington’s ‘Jon Snow’ references the infamous coffee cup.

“When the Starbucks cup is the smallest mistake, you know you f***ed up,” ‘Snow’ says. “Let us burn the script of season eight. F**k season eight!”

Deepfake ‘Snow’ then apologizes to audiences for wasting their time. “I have more lines in this video than I had in the last season,” he said. “And I know nothing made sense at the end.”

[via Mashable, opening image via HBO] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405112/Deepfake-Jon-Snow-Apologizes-To-GoT-Fans-For-Wasting-Their-Time/

Famous Albums Of Nirvana, Beatles Get Subjects Erased To Showcase Missing People

Brazilian newspaper Estadao has teamed up with advertising company G Marketing to underscore missing people cases that have been plaguing the country.

Eight people reportedly go missing every hour in Brazil, and to bring this problem to the spotlight, the agency has come up with clever ads that prove how their absences are always felt.

The firm removed the baby from Nirvana’s Nevermind cover and erased John Lennon from The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road shot.

The ads also displayed the tagline, “When someone is missing, the emptiness is bigger than you think,” to mirror the impact fans feel should their favorite celebrities disappear from the equation.

[via Ads of the World, opening image via G Marketing] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405116/Famous-Albums-Of-Nirvana-Beatles-Get-Subjects-Erased-To-Showcase-Missing-People/

Odd ‘Hands-Free Bubble Tea Challenge’ Stirs Up A Storm With Endowed Chests



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Probably the thirstiest internet fad thus far is the bizarre ‘Hands-Free Bubble Tea Challenge’, which literally leverages breasts.

The social media dare involves bubble tea cups being carried—not with drinkers’ hands, but their chests. It seems to have been inspired by an artwork from manga artist Kiseki Himura, which depicts a woman checking her phone with her hand while sipping from a cup rested on her bosom.

The meme is believed to have debuted this month, but is already taking Japan by storm. One Twitter user’s clip, for instance, has accumulated nearly 19,000 retweets and 49,000 likes since time of publish.

Incidentally, “boba” is slang for large breasts or large-chested woman in Chinese. It looks like things are truly coming full circle.

月曜日のたわわ その225 『手放しタピオカ』 pic.twitter.com/0znSChJpa3

— 比村奇石@C96月曜西れ-20 (@Strangestone) June 10, 2019

個人的な意見ですが
巨乳で良かったことは、

1位 食べ過ぎてお腹出てもバレない
2位 たまに抜群に似合う服がある
3位 カフェラテ飲みながらパソコン打てる

です。 pic.twitter.com/TF0FXzCOS0

— Hカップな広告マン-アリペイサン (@hcupadman) June 8, 2019

I'm busy with the game~https://t.co/BfN79Jn61B
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜#手放しタピオカ pic.twitter.com/QO16CpWptJ

— iamMhuay (@iamMhuayGG) June 15, 2019

#手放しタピオカ pic.twitter.com/9KWCAu1P8T

— เหวอ (@EupBQrYtYKkWe9N) June 13, 2019

#手放しタピオカ
できてる…? pic.twitter.com/1Y7xWjbvBc

— 🐬水月桃子💎 (@mizuki___momoko) June 12, 2019

わいか〜!!!でもタピオカじゃない #手放しタピオカ pic.twitter.com/HiN4QSlYhh

— 夏目まどか (@maaysk1220) June 10, 2019

ファミマのタピオカティーフラッペ🙌そして流行ってるっていうタグw
今週末に水着を着るので水着チェック‼️なんかスポーツウェアみたいで微妙かな?これ. . .#手放しタピオカ #タピオカ教団 pic.twitter.com/dtkqDdL6KZ

— クロエリ💜黒澤恵里💜 (@kurosawaeri) June 11, 2019

I didn’t have boba #手放しタピオカ pic.twitter.com/rIFRimmOmt

— Naomi Moon @AnimeExpo (@NaomiMoonZ) June 17, 2019

[via Sankaku Complex, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405115/Odd-Hands-Free-Bubble-Tea-Challenge-Stirs-Up-A-Storm-With-Endowed-Chests/

Beyoncé Oozes Sex Appeal With ‘Flamingo Pose’ While Flaunting adidas Collection

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Beyoncé has officially joined other social media stars in channeling the “flamingo” pose, a trend popularized by celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Winnie Harlow, Ciara, Dua Lipa and more.

The stance requires subjects to stand on one leg and bend their knee upwards with their weight on the other leg, and the results have been fabulous. Beyoncé recreated the pose while wearing an iconic adidas bodysuit, and was seen lying on a sea of adidas shoes.

The notable look has also been successfully channeled by Kendall Jenner, who posed in a gorgeous pink dress in front of the sea.

The “flamingo” stand is very useful for anyone who would like to look effortlessly elegant and chic. With inspiration from Queen Bey and other celebrities, you can finally say goodbye to awkward pictures.

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tonight at amfAR wearing @giambattistavalliparis x @hm 💘💘💘 #project🖤

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Ohmmmm or Ommmmm depending who you are 😎

A post shared by Eva Longoria Baston (@evalongoria) on Apr 22, 2019 at 10:56am PDT

[via Metro UK, cover image via JStone / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405109/Beyonc-Oozes-Sex-Appeal-With-Flamingo-Pose-While-Flaunting-adidas-Collection/

Terrifying Video Of Theme Park Thrill Ride Goes Viral But Turns Out To Be Fake

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An amusement park in South Korea has gone viral among thrill-seekers—but do not get too excited just yet.

A video of the ‘Gyro Drop’ ride in South Korea’s Lotte World has been making its rounds on Facebook, and shows the drop tower tripling in size when ferrying riders to the top.

When the attraction’s gondola nearly reaches the peak, visitors are sharply dropped, with the ride slowing down into a giant merry-go-round. Guests are then pulled back into the gondola, before going through a free-fall drop from the top and drawn back to the ground.

Although the drop is real, it turns out that the clip has been edited to make it look much scarier than it actually is. The original ‘Gyro Drop’ takes daredevils to the peak of its 230-foot tower via a gondola, then falls to the foot of the tower at 62 mph. Unfortunately, there is no giant swing and it doesn’t extend in size.

WHO even thinks about creating something like this?!?!!???? pic.twitter.com/oXByLOhW54

— dweena (@itsnotdweena) June 13, 2019

[via CNN, opening image via Take Photo / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405114/Terrifying-Video-Of-Theme-Park-Thrill-Ride-Goes-Viral-But-Turns-Out-To-Be-Fake/

Kendall Jenner Gets Roasted For Shabby Face-Washing Skills Alike Kylie Jenner’s



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Kendall Jenner found herself in the same kind of criticism that her sister, Kylie Jenner, received after she posted a clip of herself washing her face.

The model wanted to show followers that she owed her flawless skin to Proactiv’s face wash. The regime was shared on Twitter, and was accompanied with the caption, “My daily face washing routine never gets old.”

However, fans were not impressed and did not hesitate to criticize Jenner after seeing how abrupt her routine was.

Harsh comments started coming in, with one Twitter user writing, “Washing in eight seconds.” Another joked that Kendall Jenner had been rushed in her skincare regime as she was afraid that her sister would walk in and discover she was not using a Kylie Skin product.

The response mirrors that of Kylie Jenner’s beauty campaign video, where she performed a demo of her skincare process that was completed in only 10 seconds, even accidentally showing that her skin was not fully clean.

My daily face washing routine never gets old…@proactiv #proactiv_ambassador https://t.co/HmLbFYbIWL pic.twitter.com/9G6kHRDZUf

— Kendall (@KendallJenner) June 12, 2019

who washes their face that quick tho? whats it cleaning

— Maggen (@MaggenMarie_) June 12, 2019

It was really that fast… she not letting the product soak in her skin. It’s not really helping her if her does that fast.

— UnknownZ (@UnknownBKZ) June 12, 2019

i- omg how do u do that so fast wtf i takes me 20 minutes for me to do that

— tati ♡ (@TootsieTati) June 12, 2019

she’s going fast so kylie won’t walk in and see her not using kylie skin

— kaitlyn (@Kaitlyn1510) June 12, 2019

does nobody in that family know how to wash their face?? like i’m concerned

— des (@ookkdes) June 14, 2019

Where is she running to that it took her 0.8 seconds to wash her face pic.twitter.com/tIsd4mTwfG

— Titi Smith (@Crazy_Muffin11) June 14, 2019

[via Hollywood Life, opening image via Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405108/Kendall-Jenner-Gets-Roasted-For-Shabby-Face-Washing-Skills-Alike-Kylie-Jenner-s/

White House Faces Criticism For Posting Photo Of Trump Hugging US Flag



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The White House has been chastised over its strange Flag Day tribute depicting US president Donald Trump hugging the US flag.

To celebrate the very day that the United States adopted its flag, the official White House account posted the photo of Trump, which was taken at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March. Understanding the context, social media users and lawmakers alike have been peeved by the post.

“How far towards the Third World we have sunk,” @BillKristol commented on Twitter.

Other Twitter users also criticized the “embarrassing” use of the image on such an important day in US history. Some even imagined that it was an apt reference to sexual harassment in the #MeToo era. Check out more responses below.

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— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 14, 2019

This isn't some idiotic campaign or RNC account. It's the official White House account. How far toward the Third World we've sunk. https://t.co/8ynyxvxlw5

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 14, 2019

Is that what you’re supposed to do to the flag?

— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 14, 2019

LMAO, really? You're going to use that picture?

— Nancy Stewart Quinn (@nancysquinn) June 15, 2019

I’m embarrassed of you and for you.

— Bruno Vander Velde (@BrunoVelde) June 15, 2019

haha dope meme game bro where can we see more of ur original meme content??????

— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) June 14, 2019

What did we do so bad to deserve this timeline?

— Alexandra Whitney Halaby🏳️‍🌈 (@iskandrah) June 14, 2019

That flag just used the hashtag #MeToo

— Val at Trippy Food (@TrippyFood) June 14, 2019

Usually you at least buy it dinner first.

— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) June 14, 2019

#TrumpStopHumpingMyFlag #TrumpStopHumpingMyFlag #TrumpStopHumpingMyFlag #TrumpStopHumpingMyFlag #TrumpStopHumpingMyFlag pic.twitter.com/G9CYIAi4wr

— KatNuss (@Katnuss72) June 14, 2019

From the official US Flag Code:

"The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way….The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. " https://t.co/t4XsNBjIfR

— Jay Bookman (@jaysbookman) June 14, 2019

[via Indy 100, opening image via Shutterstock] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405113/White-House-Faces-Criticism-For-Posting-Photo-Of-Trump-Hugging-US-Flag/

Mariah Carey Fan Wants Themed Birthday Cake, Is Faced With Marie Curie Instead



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A Mariah Carey fan got quite a shock when she requested a cake with the singer’s face on it, only to receive one bearing the likeness of pioneering female physicist Marie Curie.

Siobhan told her colleagues that she desired a Mariah Carey cake for her birthday, but they seemed to have misheard her suggestion. The end product featured the face of a similar-sounding Marie Curie, the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize thanks to her groundbreaking radioactivity research.

The hilarious error was revealed to the internet after Siobhan’s cousin snapped and uploaded an image of the cake, showing a black-and-white portrait of Curie surrounded by baby cupcakes and candles.

Novelist Harriet Alida Lye shared the photo of the birthday cake on Twitter, explaining the mishap that has made Marie Curie “looking very festive.” Her hilarious tweet has garnered over 200,000 likes, with many commenting that spotlighting Curie would be a more suitable and wholesome choice. Some joked that the cake could perhaps be radioactive.

My cousin in England told her colleagues she wanted a Mariah Carey birthday cake. They misunderstood, and is the cake they made her instead. It’s Marie Curie, looking very festive. pic.twitter.com/LMHJnMATqD

— Harriet Alida Lye (@harrietalida) June 14, 2019

This is better. No shade to Mariah but come on.

— Sam Dalglish (@SamDalglish) June 14, 2019

Might get superpowers … might get cancer… it’s really a toss up, but I bet radioactive cake tastes amazing

— ImpavidaInvicti (@ImpavidaI) June 15, 2019

It really ought to be a yellow cake…

— Toby Irving (@tobyirving89) June 15, 2019

this cake deserves two Nobel prizes in different fields

— andrew kimler (@AndyKimy) June 14, 2019

Best misunderstanding over cake EVER

— Bruce Shark (@BruceShark5) June 14, 2019

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Trump Claps Back At Haters By Rekindling His Famous Escalator Wave

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US president Donald Trump has tweeted a video to celebrate the fourth anniversary of his now-iconic June 2015 escalator ride. It was a moment that marked the beginning of his presidential campaign.

On 16 June 2015, Trump descended into the lobby of Trump Tower with his fans surrounding him and wearing supportive t-shirts such as those reading, “Make America Great Again.”

Then, he was heard telling the crowd that he would be building a “great, great wall” along the Southern US border that Mexico would pay for to keep illegal immigration under control. Other comments included the supposedly failed economy under Barack Obama’s administration, China apparently ripping US off in trade, and a claim that Americans “don’t have victories anymore.”

A report by the Hollywood Reporter detailed a casting call email indicating that some of the onlookers were paid US$50 to cheer for him. However, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski denied the allegation, pointing to the president’s celebrity status and attention-grabbing presence.

Now, POTUS has seized the opportunity of the anniversary to clap back at his haters with a tweeted video showing The Simpsons’s ‘Homer Simpson’ following the president down the escalator, before cutting to scenes of George Clooney, Barack Obama, Stephen Colbert and Elizabeth Warren laughing off the idea of Trump being in office.

The video ends with scenes of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 election unexpectedly.

pic.twitter.com/9T50NuGW28

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2019

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Royal Baby Archie Peers Behind Prince Harry’s Finger In Cute Father’s Day Photo



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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted an adorable photo of baby Archie Harrison on Instagram for Father’s Day.

The sepia-toned image shows cute little Archie being held by Prince Harry, whose wedding ring shines through in the photo. Archie seems to be grabbing his dad’s finger while peering into the camera with his eyes wide awake.

In the caption, the Duke of Sussex is wished a “very special first Father’s Day.”

The sentiment was shared by fans, who were especially earnest since it was Prince Harry’s first time celebrating the occasion after the couple welcomed their son in May.

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Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex! © SussexRoyal

A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Jun 16, 2019 at 5:01am PDT

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IKEA Wants To Send You To Denmark To Experience ‘Hygge’ Culture For Free



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Scandinavian countries rank among the happiest countries in the world, with Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland outrunning every other region in the World Happiness Report respectively.

What’s the secret to their cheerful dispositions? For Denmark and Norway, it’s possibly hygge—pronounced “hoo-ga”—a culture that promotes cozy contentment through simple pleasures like enjoying a hot cup of coffee while reading a book indoors.

It’s difficult to experience hygge if you’re living in a quick-moving city, so IKEA Denmark is paying someone to live in Copenhagen and discover for himself or herself what makes Danes so joyful.

The experience will last two weeks in September, when you’ll be able to mingle with locals and allow their vivaciousness to rub off on you. Even more remarkably, IKEA is also issuing an average Danish salary (excluding local taxes) to finance your vacation.

If you qualify, you’ll be staying at a temporary home and enjoying free dinners, guided tours and home visits. A camera crew will also be onsite to film your experience and turn it into a mini documentary.

IKEA Denmark’s communication manager Lene Gaarde tells HuffPost that, having watched from the inside, the company is unable to pinpoint why Danes are so inherently happy, so it’s paying an eyewitness to soak up the country’s vigor and find out why.

It appears that the spot will be reserved for only one person, however. Interested participants simply need to complete a form and record a 60-second video describing why they might be fit for the job by 1 July.

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Miley Cyrus Honors Dad Billy Ray With Throwback Photo Of Him Rocking A Mullet



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In celebration of Father’s Day, Miley Cyrus took to Twitter to show some love to her father, country icon Billy Ray Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus posted an image of her dad back in his younger years with herself, who was probably three years old at the time. The photo shows Billy Ray Cyrus—decked in a tank top, jeans and accessories—waving to a crowd with young Miley aside him. She is seen wearing a cute dress with a flower in hand.

Aside from the adorable father-daughter picture, Miley Cyrus shared a second image with her dad rocking a long mullet.

She captioned the tweet, saying, “Happy Father’s Day.” The post has garnered over 124,000 likes since time of publish, with a fan praising that “good looks run in the family.”

Happy Father’s Day pic.twitter.com/IHjpYJAybY

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) June 16, 2019

If his music doesn't etch his name into the annals of history, his mullet surely will.

— Casey Carsten 🐘 (@casey_carsten) June 16, 2019

LEGENDS. pic.twitter.com/CyZJKX2Dvm

— hector (@mileyclean) June 16, 2019

talent AND good looks run in the family i guess!

— c ⚖️ (@newamericanas) June 16, 2019

So adorable!! 💙💗

— sandra t jones (@hotmamaangel) June 16, 2019

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OJ Simpson Debuts Twitter Account With Selfie Video & Eerily Ominous Message



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OJ Simpson is one of the most infamous and talked-about murder suspects in recent American history, his story made even more enigmatic due to his background as a recognized footballer and actor.
After years of being away from the public eye, the controversial figure has joined Twitter, announcing his social media presence with a selfie video and ominous-seeming message.

“Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly. Coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions…” Simpson said in an introductory selfie video posted on Friday night. It sounded genial enough; however, without missing a beat, he added with a grin, “I’ve got a little getting even to do.”

Those familiar with the notorious 1994 murder case, where Simpson was suspected of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, would feel more than a little creeped out. Though the former football running back was acquitted in 1995, the unsettling evidence presented for the case made it one of the most controversial trials in the last century.

Simpson also joined Twitter merely two days after the 25th anniversary of the murders. His attorney Malcom LaVergne has confirmed with CNN that the account is a legitimate one.

It can be predicted that a lot of Twitter drama will unfold, as Simpson starts revealing his side of the story.

Coming Soon!!! pic.twitter.com/R1tXOuuLgO

— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 15, 2019

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