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TI and Tiny’s reality show halted amid sexual abuse claims, more news | Gallery – Wonderwall02.10.21

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The reality show, "T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle," halted production on Friday, Feb. 5, due to sexual abuse allegations faced by the show's stars, T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Harris. Despite the couple's denial of all such accusations, a rep for MTV told Deadline on Friday: "We are aware of the allegations, and while they are not connected to our show, we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials. Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information." The show had been shooting Season 4 in Atlanta. The allegations were made on social media, with the accuser accusing the couple of sexual abuse including coercion, drugging and trafficking. In a statement released in late January, a rep for the stars said, "they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations." The statement also claimed the Harrises, "have had difficulty with [their accuser] for well over a decade."

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Oscar-winner and two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Christopher Plummer has died. His family confirmed the news on Friday, Feb. 5, to Deadline, which reported the star of "The Sound of Music" and dozens of other acclaimed films passed away at his home in Connecticut while surrounded by loved ones including his wife, Elaine Taylor. Plummer, whose career spanned nearly 70 years, recently starred in "Knives Out" and will appear, via voiceover, in the upcoming adventure film, "Heroes of the Golden Masks." Calling the star a "consummate actor" and cherished friend," Plummer's "Sound of Music" costar, Julie Andrews," said in a statement: "I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years. My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife Elaine and his daughter Amanda." He was 91.

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Turns out Zayn Malik's new "Khai" tattoo, which he got in honor of the daughter he and Gigi Hadid welcomed in September, is part of a pair and the other half is adorning Gigi's bicep. Fans first spotted Zayn's new ink the couple's daughter's name, written in Arabic last month, shortly after Gigi added "Khai's mom" to her Instagram bio. This week, Vogue published a style video pegged to Gigi's March cover story, and once again, Gigi and Zayn's super-sleuth fans noticed a tiny tattoo that matches Zayn's "Khai" art when Gigi raises her arm at one point. Gigi confirmed rumors she and Zayn were expecting their first child back in April dring an appearance on "The Tonight Show."

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As Olivia Wilde continues with production on her second directorial turn, "Don't Worry Darling," she's developed some buzz around Hollywood thanks to her "no a-" policy. The on-set rule went public when Variety reported Olivia had fired Shia LaBeouf from the film due to his behavior, which was making headlines at the time amid abuse allegations made by Shia's ex, FKA Twigs. Speaking to "Promising Young Woman" director Emerald Fennell for Variety's "Director on Director" series, Olivia explained that she won't tolerate working with anyone who behaves poorly or mistreats other members of the cast or crew. " It puts everybody on the same level," the 36-year-old said of her policy. "I also noticed as an actress for years how the hierarchy of the set separated the actors from the crew in this very strange way that serves no one. I think actors would actually like to know more about, 'What's happening there when you're pulling my focus? What is that lens change?' But the idea of, don't bother the actors and keep them separate, and don't look at them. I think it makes everyone quite anxious." She said she established the rule after being advised by "a very established actor and director" to fight with people on her set as a means of establishing dominance. "They said, 'Listen, the way to get respect on a set, you have to have three arguments a day. Three big arguments that reinstate your power, remind everyone who's in charge, be the predator,'" she recalled. "That is the opposite of my process," she added. "And I want none of that." Shia was eventually replaced on "Don't Worry Darling" with Olivia's now-boyfriend, Harry Styles, who stars opposite Florence Pugh in the forthcoming thriller.

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Before Tiffany Haddish and Common sparked romance rumors last year rumors that turned out to be true Tiffany turned down the rapper repeatedly. The actress and comic opened up about her relationship with the 48-year-old rapper on "The Late Show" on Thursday, Feb. 4, joking with host Stephen Colbert that she nixed Common initially because, per ET, "I was waiting for you, Steve. I was waiting for you to get single." Stephen eventually got the full story out of Tiffany, though, including the real reason she kept declining Common's advances at first. "He was trying to holler, and I was like, 'No, I'm not really interested. Nah, I'm good. My eyes are set on other things. I'm interested in somebody else, I'm sorry. But you seem like a nice person,'" she recalled. As for why she was reluctant to go out with Common? She figured, "I know too many people that dated you," she told Stephen. "I didn't say that [to Common] but " She didn't elaborate on which exes she was tight with, but Common's rumored to have dated Serena Williams and Erykah Badu.

The marine who escorted Lady Gaga to the podium at President Joe Biden's inauguration last month is sharing some of the backstory about how he came to lead the pop star to her performance of the National Anthem and what they talked about as the walked into the ceremony. "She looked at me and she's like 'a fair warning we have an equal chance of tripping on this,'" Marine Capt. Evan Campbell, 34, told The Marine Corps Times, according to People. Her anxiety wasn't an unfounded, of course. The singer was decked out in a massive, custom Schiaparelli skirt and fitted jacket. "There was a concern obviously she was wearing this very beautiful, very large dress and there was a concern that she might need some help getting down the stairs," Campbell said this week in a separate interview with Task & Purpose. "So they basically looked around and I was one of the taller, larger individuals, and they just asked if I would be willing to assist and I was more than happy to." He said that he also tried to set her mind at ease by telling her she'd do a great job with "The Star-Spangled Banner." "It just seemed like a very natural human thing to do to look over and go, 'Hey you're going to do great. You always do well, you know, you're a performer, you're going to do great,'" he explained. "It just seemed like she needed to hear a relaxed voice."

Jennifer Lawrence is recovering from a scary injury she sustained on the set of her forthcoming film, "Don't Look Up." According to Page Six, a stunt in which glass explodes went awry and some of the shattered pieces struck the actress, 30, in her face. A source told the outlet production stopped for the day in Boston as crew members were shaken by the incident. Jen, who stars in the film opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, is reportedly expected to be fine.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are preparing to send their 17-year-old son, Joaquin, off to college. But as Kelly shared on the Friday, Feb. 5, edition of "Live!," there was a time when even Mark wasn't convinced the couple's youngest would make it that far in his education. "Mark and I were FaceTiming the other night," Kelly told her co-host Ryan Seacrest. "Mark got very emotional and very choked up, because he said, 'You know, I never thought he would be able to go to college' because he was profoundly dyslexic and dysgraphic." Like dyslexia, dysgraphia is a learning disability. While dyslexia affects a person's ability to read, however, dysgraphia creates neurological issues that make it hard for a person to write or use fine motor skills. Kelly went to say Joaquin's "hard work and determination" over the years eventually led to reading becoming "one of [his] favorite things to do." She also noted that learning disabilities make the education process different, but not necessarily less fruitful. "I always say that dyslexia for our family at least and if you read about it can be quite a blessing," Kelly explained. "People panic in real-time because they don't understand it. It's a much often misunderstood learning difference. But kids with dyslexia learn how to read the room. They pick up on social cues and signals. You see in him a fire a desire to learn. That's the thing is, like, these kids are, I would say, even more capable."

More than two decades after Salma Hayek worked with Harvey Weinstein on "Frida," she continued to wrestle with the trauma that resulted from his alleged sexual harassment, threats and unwanted advances. But it wasn't until dozens of other women came forward with similar accusations against the former producer that Hayek realized she'd repressed the pain. "The amazing thing is that I thought I had healed," the "Bliss" star recently told the Evening Standard. "And then everything came out again and I realized I didn't heal. I repressed and I coped, I adjusted, I went on, so there was a layer of healing because it didn't stop me from growing. But it was very painful for a long time. I didn't know there were so many other women affected and that it went so deep. It was very shocking. But the fact that we [took action] together made it really healing." Following a pair of 2017 reports alleging Weinstein had sexually assaulted, harassed and/or raped multiple women, survivors continued coming forward until nearly 100 had told similar stories. Weinstein, 68, is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence on rape and sexual assault charges. Todaym Hayek says she's "moved on," explaining to the Standard: "I lived with that for long enough and I detach myself from it now."

Addiction has played a central role in the Osbourne family's lives for as long as they've been a family. But today, recovery's a theme in the lives of Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne, too. In a recent interview with Variety, Ozzy, Sharon and Jack spoke candidly about the toll addiction's taken on their lives and shared some insights into how why recovery has worked for Ozzy, Jack and Kelly. "I thought I'd be drinking to the day I die," said Ozzy, 72. Instead, he's been sober for seven years, thanks in large part to the efforts of his wife and manager Sharon, 68. "I've always been self-medicating because I've never liked the way I felt. I've had great success in my life, but I've never felt great about myself," Ozzy admitted. Those negative feelings led to substance abuse that Sharon said looked so awful she assumed her kids would simply want to avoid booze and drugs because of what they did to their dad. But for Jack, who at 35 has 17 years of sobriety under his belt, and 36-year-old Kelly, who got sober again after relapse in 2017, that's not how things unfolded. Jack admitted he was "drinking a lot" in his teens while struggling with depression. "I guess I didn't want to be the downside of [substance abuse]," he explained. "I wanted to be the upside of it, because the upside of it, when things were great, it seemed like a lot of fun. I wanted the excitement of crazy adventures inebriated." Added Ozzy: "It's a very selfish disease. My kids needed me. I had a row with Jack. I had to talk business. And I said 'I'll give you whatever you want.' He says, 'What about a father?' It knocked me sideways."

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Here’s Everything New On Hulu For February 2021, Including ‘Nomadland’ – UPROXX01.20.21

Hulus welcoming the shortest month of the year with a fairly long list of new films and TV shows to its streaming platform.

Chloe Zhaos Nomadland lands mid-month, and its generating a fair bit of Oscar buzz for the director and star Frances McDormand. Another awards contender, The United States vs. Billie Holliday, also drops this month, giving fans a powerful biopic about one of Americas greatest Blues singers. Theres plenty of reality TV and network dramas returning, too, in case your binge-watching schedule looks a bit light.

Heres everything coming to (and leaving) Hulu this February.

Hulu is taking a page out of Warner Brothers book for the release of this awards contender. The Chloe Zhao-directed drama will drop on the streaming platform and in theaters on the same day this month, so theres really no excuse not to see it. And you should, see it that is, because along with taking home a handful of prestigious awards during last years festival circuit, the movie also features a stunning performance from Frances McDormand as a woman who leaves her small town to explore the American West.

This moving biopic from director Lee Daniels sees Andra Day playing the legendary Blues crooner Billie Holiday during the height of her career. The film deep dives into Holidays life and the influence of her music while examining how the government launched a smear campaign against her, exploiting her drug addiction to further its own ends.

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The tattoo on her arm said it all: Grace Orzechowski was a fighter – Concord Monitor01.20.21

She called herself a fighter, tattooing the scripted word, in black ink, onto her inner forearm while fighting for her life.

Her family used the verb pivot again and again to describe her adaptability, explaining that Grace Orzechowski absorbed the emotional and physical pain caused by her terminal brain cancer like a champ, never losing hope no matter what all those doctors told her.

Her lacrosse coach at Concord High said Orzechowski was team captain because thats the way her teammates wanted it. Tom Arnold, the former owner of Arnies Place, called her the Captain when she worked for him because the label simply fit.

And her boyfriend Tyler Olander, whos 6-foot-10 and played college basketball with Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker at the University of Connecticut, said he was happy to follow the trail of compassion and competitiveness and charisma forged by Grace.

Right up through the day she died, on Dec. 20.

Ive been around a lot of team leaders, said Olander, who won a national championship at UConn in 2014, and all I can say to you is that she is above them all.

Olander joined a conference call with Graces family her parents, Ray Orzechowski and Anne LaForce, her sister, 26-year-old Hannah, and her brother, Sam, 20.

They wanted to remember Grace, even with the wound so fresh.

We love to talk about her. Its easy, LaForce said. Its joyful, and we were wondering how we would feel once this happened.

Even after the tragedy of a 24-year-old dying after a two-year struggle with brain cancer, unlocking old memories kept spirits up.

Once, Sam was in the unenviable position of being the little brother, a grade school kid targeted by his evil sisters, the high schoolers with strong personalities and a stronger bond who were born just 17 months apart.

The year (Hannah) moved to Boston for school, Grace and I were home and my parents thought we going to kill each other, said Sam, whos studying industrial engineering at Northeastern University. There were a couple of broken things around the house.

Soon, though, Sam got the message, joining Graces orbit later in his teens and benefiting from her integrity and thoughts and behavior.

I started molding my personality after her, Sam said. She was the best role model I ever could have asked for.

The bond between the sisters suffered no such early fraying. Grace and Hannah were one grade apart. They played jokes on friends, pretending they were twins.

And in a sense, they were.

Coming from UConn, driving home to Concord for the weekend, Grace always stopped in Boston to pick up Hannah at Northeastern.

I always wanted her to be part of my friends groups, said Hannah, who works for a software company that specializes in research and development. Shed say to me, I love that you are me, only better. It was just so special. I loved sharing her with my people.

Graces academic and sports accomplishments filled a detailed timeline, sent to me by her father Ray, a Concord dentist. Grace played lacrosse and field hockey at Concord High, captained both teams and won a state championship in lacrosse in 2012.

Add the intangibles, like mixing with and cheering for the schools junior varsity lacrosse team, and the aura of an emerging leader followed Grace everywhere.

A great role model, said Steph Johnson of Derry, Graces high school lacrosse coach. Her peers respected her. She played midfield, so her stats werent great, but she was always willing to help her teammates out and pass off so they could score instead.

The girls voted for the player they thought should be captain, Johnson continued. They wanted someone they could work with and look to as a positive role model.

She met Olander at Uconn. As her father noted on his timeline, his daughter met the love of her life.

Hes far more than a boyfriend, he said. Hes a big presence in the family. Grace got to know romantic love. As a family, you can give her love, but that allowed them to experience that other part of life. He was part of this decision-making process and he was there for all (meetings).

They met online three years ago. It didnt take long for Olander to feel Graces strong, positive vibe. She was a senior the year Olander graduated.

Great fun, Olander said. A great relationship in all aspects. You can not put Grace into words. She had her own way of doing things, and she was unapologetically herself and a kind person you wanted to follow.

After UConn, she pursued her an advanced degree in physical therapy at Franklin Pierce University. Severe headaches in the fall of 2108 led to testing and scans and mystery. And a series of pivots as well, one piece of bad news at a time.

She had to leave Franklin Pierce. She was diagnosed with a highly malignant brain tumor in Feb. of 2019. She endured extensive treatments of chemotherapy and radiation. She lost her hair, wore a wig, lost sight in one eye, wore a patch.

She still found time to return to UConn, where she danced for 18 hours in the annual HuskyThon, raising money for a childrens medical center. She had recently revealed her illness. She hoped for $5,000 and raised $36,000, a HuskyThon record.

She improved, the tumors faded. Then the tumors returned. That cycle happened again, a heartbreaking turn that had devastating effects on everyone.

And how did Grace respond to all those setbacks? She pivoted, of course. Better than anyone else did.

Still fighting cancer, amazed at the care she had received from radiation therapists at the Dana Farber cancer Institute, Grace, shockingly, went back to school, to New Hampshire Technical Institute, to study in its radiation therapy program.

Just like that. Fight cancer. Back to school. Change career paths.

When most folks get treated for this, they do not have good memories about it, said Amy VonKadich, the department chair of diagnostic medical imaging at NHTI.

You do it to get better, but undergoing something like that to get better, and then it turns into something you want to do as a career, shes the first person Ive ever seen do that, VonKadich said.

Even near the end, Grace would not yield.

Three months before she died, there she was, in the passengers seat in her mothers car, using a walker to get around campus.

Shed get to class early, LaForce said. Id walk her in. She wanted to get back just for the energy. She worried she was doing too much, but she was determined not to let things change because of the cancer.

Medical solutions and treatments only gave false hope. Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that originates in the brain, an elusive enemy known for retreating initially, then bypassing medical obstacles in its relentless attack on the body.

And with hope fading essentially gone, actually guess what Grace chose to do: switch to the Keto Diet, of course. Eliminate sugar to starve the cancer. Eat red meat and bacon for protein-enriched calories. Keep punching.

So everyone pivoted.

It was another way we could feel empowered when treating her cancer, her father said. We ate red meat. Every time she ate bacon shed act like it was the first time shed ever had it. Every morning, shed say, Bacon, please.

Those words were put on a bracelet to show support. Another donation-raising bracelet read pivot. She got her Fighter tattoo while in hospice care.

And she died at home, her choice, eating bacon to the end, going to school to the end, inspiring to the end. Fading away in hospice was not an option.

She wanted to make sure shes known as the girl who went off hospice, LaForce said. She decided it was just time.

Grace died at home on Dec. 20. But not before squeezing and kissing hands. Shed whisper, Love you more, each time someone said they loved her.

Her name lives forever at NHTI, which created the Grace K. Orzechowski Memorial Scholarship.

A pair of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, including one to Graces former classmate in NHTIs radiation program. Donations exceed $41,000.

She got bad news and she would process it and cry and say, I am done being sad, lets move on, Ray Orzechowski said. We just provided the love anyone in that position needed.

Though gone physically, shes still here, her mother said.

Her presence is everywhere right now The wind and the fog are lifting. Her young energy is so strong that I feel her.

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Why Are Hand Tattoos So Hard to Heal? Here’s How Artists Handle Aftercare – GLAMOUR UK01.05.21

One of my favorite things about getting tattooed is that it never really feels the same way twice. Different parts of the body (and different people as a whole) have differing levels of pain tolerance, and the healing process can go so many different ways depending on where a tattoo is located, too. Hand tattoos are a perfect example of this.

As Los Angeles tattoo artist Johnny Dagger will tell you, the process of healing hand tattoos can be vastly different from ones on other areas of the body. Depending on the exact area of the hands, it can heal completely different, he explains to Allure. The best bet for hand tattoos are the top of the fingers and top of hands those two areas will heal well and will not fade quickly. When you tattoo other parts of the hands, it can definitely be a roll of the dice to see if the tattoo stays or not. In other words, some parts of the hands have lots of joints and creases so they can bend and move properly those will be more prone to patchiness and fading.

The palm, side of the hand, or in-between the fingers are good examples of that, New York City tattoo artist Ron Mor explains further. "Ive found that this type of skin doesnt hold the ink as well in the long or short term," he says. "It might look good when freshly tattooed but much of the tattoo can fall out or disappear [or] there can be a shadowy appearance to the tattoo. Theres also a chance that it could fade much quicker over the years compared to a tattoo on a bicep or thigh, for example."

Think about it this way: If you were painting a canvas that had a bunch of big, moving crinkles, it'd be hard to effectively get paint in them. And that's only the half of what makes hand tattoos so different. Compared to the rest of our bodies, hands get a lot more daily wear and tear because we use them so much and they're almost always exposed to the elements.

Movement of the hand over decades causes exaggerated skin lines over joints, and laxity over the back of the hand increases as we lose fat volume and underlying tendons and vessels become more prominent, explains San Diego board-certified dermatologist Melanie Palm. All of these can affect how the tattoo ages and appears over hands underlying anatomical structures.

All that said, it's also extremely important to take good care of hand tattoos, both old and new. Doing that and keeping a few other things in mind can help extend the life of that artwork in the long run. Below, learn how to care for hand tattoos, according to the experts.

This is tattoo aftercare 101, folks, and the process is altogether the same as it is for other tattoos. "As with most tattoos, it is best to keep the area clean and prevent it from drying too much," Mor advises. "This is usually difficult with hands because we use them for so much. A gentle approach is best."

After tattooing them, Mor tells his clients to wash the area three times per day (once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once right before bed) with a liquid pump soap. Using bar soaps might not be ideal because these soaps are usually left exposed and sometimes sitting in water, which could be collecting bacteria and isnt worth the risk, he explains. For the first few days of healing, he recommends applying a small amount of a water-based healing ointment like Aquaphor otherwise, moisturise with a simple formula like Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion.

You can always ask your tattoo artist for specific soap and moisturiser recommendations during your appointment (they should be running you through the aftercare process regardless) but if you simply forget, just keep it simple when shopping for aftercare supplies. Connecticut-based board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara recommends sticking to fragrance-free products to avoid further irritation to a healing tattoo, as do Palm and Mor.

Unscented soap and moisturiser is a standard aftercare combo that basically all tattoo artists share but Gohara recommends adding one more product to the mix for added healing power. "Lube up with barrier repair creams," she says. "I love Avne Ciclafate+ Restorative Protective Cream."

Tattoos can get super itchy during the healing process, so this one's easier said than done but it's a good rule of thumb for all tattoos. Picking and scratching a tattoo that's still healing can compromise the integrity of the colours or the crispness of the lines (take it from this writer, who's mucked up several tattoos just by picking them).

Moisturisers and barrier creams can help keep itching at bay, otherwise, it's not a terrible idea to keep hand tattoos covered (this also provides the added benefit of shielding that fresh tattoo from daily wear and tear).

The skin should be kept covered and moist while healing, Palm recommends. Of course, this isn't super easy for the bendy parts of the hand like the palm or fingers, but the back of the hand can benefit greatly from a flexible, breathable covering. I prefer Hypafix for a bandage, Palm says. A hydrogel bandage is also a good option, especially if wetwork is unavoidable."

Another aspect of hand tattoos that make them so tricky is the fact that they're frequently exposed to the sun, and that's never good for a tattoo. Ink can immediately begin to fade with UV light exposure, Gohara says.

Obviously, the best solution to that is to stock up on sunscreen and apply it liberally throughout the day. Gohara recommends looking for a physical sunscreen that's at least an SPF 30. Some Allure editor and frequent dermatologist recommendations include EltaMD Active, Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day Mineral Sunscreen, and Neutrogena Clear Body Lotion SPF 30.

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