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Of Course Jeffree Star Is Copping Backlash For His 'Cremated' Palette

“I want to answer a few questions…”

Jeffree Star is no stranger to controversy. From the infamous Tati and James Charles drama to faking his own YouTube videos, Jeffree Star can never seem to get out of the spotlight. And this week is no exception. 

We spoke about this on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Just recently, Jeffree Star announced the imaging and release date for his new make-up palette called ‘Cremated’.

Let’s just say, this didn’t really go down well. A lot of Twitter users pointed out the insensitivity in releasing a palate related to death at a time when thousands of people are dying around the world.

As a result, Jeffree Star has released a video today justifying his decision to put out this pallet and giving a reason as to why he didn’t delay the product because of coronavirus. You can watch the video here with the clarification happening at the start of this lengthy clip.

In response to the timing of this palate coming out during the coronavirus pandemic, Jeffree defends himself by citing the lengthy process of releasing a make-up palate. The make-up guru said, “You guys, if you did not watch the series that me and Shane did on making the conspiracy palette… it takes months and months and months, sometimes a year plus to actually make a product…” 

Later on in the video, Jeffree Star also said, “This idea, I created over a year ago, I trademarked it, the trademark went through on September of last year and we delayed this already a lot and sadly, with production and in the make-up world, if I were to try to move ‘Cremated’, it would not have fit anywhere in this year. This year is, uh, full. Which you’ll see later… I would have had to move it to later in the fall of 2021 and I never want to give my customers a bad experience, I never want to sell expired make-up… so I made the executive decision to delay the collection over a month and a half.”

As for the inspiration, Jeffree Star assured his followers that he never intended to hurt anyone with this palette, saying:  “For me, this is art. I never come from a negative place, you guys. My own father who passed away and my two dogs that passed away are all cremated and it is a tradition in my family. Now,  nothing ever comes from a bad place. So, if you were thinking that, absolutely not… I created this to make people smile, I created a brand for all the weirdos for all the people that really didn’t feel like they fit in. So, in no way was this created to be offensive.”

There you have it. Do you think he should have pulled the product?

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Today I Learned Ed Sheeran Literally Owns 27 Houses Cos Why Not

And no, they're not lego houses.

Out of all the celebrities in Hollywood, there’s no one that seems more in touch with their roots than Ed Sheeran. From retiring from Instagram multiple times to singing about not fitting in at Hollywood parties, Ed Sheeran is seemingly the most relatable celebrity out there. Only he’s not that relatable, because the former-busker owns literally 27 houses. 

Yep, according to RealEstate.com.au, the ‘Perfect’ singer has a portfolio of 27 properties that has an estimated value of  $AU110 million. Yikes.

While we’re on the subject of British singers, we spoke about Lewis Capaldi on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

So, although Ed Sheeran looks like the kind of bloke you could walk up to in a bar and grab a beer with, unless you’re willing to talk about real-estate or your millions of dollars, we’d suggest otherwise. 

Currently, Ed Sheeran is staying in his Suffolk home with his wife Cherry Seaborn during the COVID-19 pandemic, but let’s just say he’s got options for other places to reside in. According to The Sun, this $AU7.1 million home (dubbed Sheeranville) is equipped with the essentials (such as a gym, pool and a man-cave) in addition to some luxurious extras (such as a farmhouse, a pub and a bungalow). Who needs a pub in their own home? Evidently, Ed does.

In terms of the other properties, Ed Sheeran reportedly went on a $AU 18 million shopping spree, snatching up five more homes at the start of this year, including two in central London and some flats near Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. As a result, the ‘Lego House’ singer now owns 22 homes in London, most of which are rented out. 

The bulk of Ed Sheeran’s homes were purchased through Maverick Properties, which is a company that Ed set up with his manager 5 years ago. Gotta love a person that knows how to handle their money. 

At the end of the day, Ed Sheeran has the most streamed song of all time (in addition to two others in the Top 10), he’s racked up millions of dollars performing sold out shows around the world and he’s appeared in a bunch of films/ tv shows. So, really, what did we expect?

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‘Legally Blonde 3’ With Mindy Kaling Is The Ultimate Bend And Snap

Remember 'Legally Blondes'? This is so much better than that.

Reese Witherspoon teaming up with Mindy Kaling for Legally Blonde 3 is the only news we need to hear today.

Some movies have the perfect trilogy. There’s the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, the original Star Wars trilogy and even the High School Musical trilogy, but in most cases, the quality of sequels usually drops off around the 3rd film mark, resulting in disappointing endings to treasured beginnings. 

We spoke about ‘Legally Blonde 3’ on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Take Legally Blonde for example, Legally Blonde was a cultural reset. This 2001 flick cemented Reese Witherspoon as a household name, gave us the bend-and-snap and did it all with a feminist sentiment underlying the film. Literally, incredible. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde was also a moment. It certainly wasn’t as impactful as the first, but it sure gave us the heartwarming content we’d come to expect from the OG film. But then, there was Legally Blondes, a straight-to-DVD sequel that ruined the damn thing. 

Well, looks like Reese Witherspoon is here to rectify that because she’s brought on some incredible people for the official 3rd instalment of the series. According to Deadline, Legally Blonde 3 is bringing on comedic-genius, Mindy Kaling for the ride in addition to Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor. Legally Blonde 3 will be the second film that Dan Goor and Mindy Kaling collaborate on, with the first coming to us real soon

In an Instagram post, Mindy Kaling joked, “Finally some use for my Elle Woods fan fiction!” before saying, “Elle Woods is so iconic, proving you can be girly and smart at the same time. Bend and snap people!” We couldn’t be more excited if we tried.

Reese Witherspoon also addressed this news on her Instagram account saying, “Great news alert!! Some things are just meant to be! I’m SOOO excited to have (Mindy Kaling) and (Dan Goor) writing Legally Blonde 3! This is #ElleWoodsApproved!”

It’s unclear whether or not Mindy Kaling will also star in the film,  but given the above photo, we certainly hope she makes a cameo at least. Look at her, she’s perfect.

Either way, with Never Have I Ever, The Office and Late Night under her belt, there is no doubt that Mindy Kaling is going to make this film a box-office smash.

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