We all know Beyoncé is queen of the universe – and she’s also a feminist. With feminism being so hotly debated these days, having someone as powerful (and fabulous) as Bey leading the charge for women’s rights is incredibly significant. While she’s no Gloria Steinem, she does exemplify the modern feminist by defying any misconceptions about what feminism means.
1. She knows that girls run the world.
2. She supports other women.
Bey gave this necklace to Nicki Minaj at this year's VMAs after Nicki recorded "Flawless (Remix)" with her.
3. She calls out society's impossible beauty standards for women.
4. She doesn't need a man to support her.
5. If you disrespect her, she will kick you to the curb.
To the left, to the left.
6. She created an anthem for single women everywhere.
Maybe you've heard of it.
7. She doesn't hate men, though. She's in a loving relationship with her husband Jay-Z.
8. But her husband doesn't define her.
We love Bey and Jay, but we also love just Bey.
9. She owns her sexuality.
The "Partition" video pretty much says it all. It's her body and she's in control of it.
10. She loves being a mother to Blue Ivy.
Being one of the most powerful women in the world while also raising a daughter: Beyoncé can handle it.
11. She knows what she wants and doesn't shy away from being in charge.
12. But she's also vulnerable, and that's not a sign of weakness.
13. She understands the importance of female friendships.
14. She draws attention to the feminist movement.
Her song "***Flawless" samples a TED Talk by writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in which she states “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten the man.’” (You really should watch the whole speech).
15. Oh yeah, and there's this:
From her spectacular VMA performance.
In conclusion, Beyoncé: ***Flawless. Fabulous. Feminist.
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Pregnant British royal Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge put her morning sickness behind her and returned to the public eye for the first time since her baby news announcement by turning out to greet the president of Singapore on Tuesday (21Oct14). The Duchess had to cancel a number of engagements after falling sick with hyperemesis gravidarum in the early stages of her second pregnancy and she has not been seen in public since August (14).
However, she returned to the spotlight on Tuesday and resumed her royal duties by greeting President of Singapore Tony Tan and his wife Mary in London at the start of their state visit.
She was joined by her husband Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
The Duchess of Cambridge suffered the same condition when she was pregnant with the couple's first child, Prince George, who was born last year (13).
The new baby is due in April (15).
If you grew up in the 90's, you were most likely a Rugrats baby. If you didn't, then you're probably (definitely) tired of hearing about the 90's and how awesome Rugrats was (still is). There's a reason this show still has people talking about it 23 years after it first started, and 10 years after the last new episode. It taught us a lot of valid life lessons, skills, and more.
1. Angelica was the first person that taught us all what it means to "do you":
2. She also showed us how to look really good while doing just that:
3. Basically, we didn't admit to wanting to be Angelica, but we secretly wished we were her:
4. We learned from Spike and Tommy why dogs really are a man's best friend:
5. Tommy and Chuckie showed us that growing up could be scary and exciting at the same time:
6. Angelica swooped right in to let us know what responsibilities are:
7. The show taught us about Moses and other religious figures in a way we could all understand:
Although, alternatively, you might have had a hard time believing your parents that Moses wasn't Tommy Pickles.
8. They also did a pretty good job at telling us history too:
This show was more educational than another on PBS.
9. Rugrats taught us that diapers (and clothes in general) were so overrated:
10. If you were the oldest of the group, AKA The Big Cousin, then you learned a lot about how to control babies, AKA anyone younger than you:
2 days younger than you? Still a baby.
11. It was a really deep show that made us all think:
12. At a very young age, we learned just how important pizza really is:
13. Rugrats taught us what friendship truly means:
14. You didn't realize just how handy this phrase would wind up being:
23 years later and this still is useful.
15. We also learned the most important life lesson, that we have all carried into adulthood:
Accurate for childhood, high school, college, and being a grown-up.
16. It taught us to treat everything we loved the same way Angelica treated Cynthia:
17. Mary-Kate and Ashley made you want to be a twin? More like Phil and Lil:
18. Most importantly, we idolized Rugrats because of the valuable life lessons it taught us and, Tommy Pickles was the first boss baby there ever was:
Why did you personally idolize the gang from Rugrats? Tweet us your answers!
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Film fans have been tricked into believing Cate Blanchett is set to tackle the iconic role of Mary Poppins in a new Tim Burton movie after a fake movie poster surfaced online. The image featured the Blue Jasmine star in period costume against a dark blue backdrop of Edwardian London, with a number of umbrellas floating across the sky.
Blanchett's name was given top billing alongside Maleficent's Sam Riley and accompanying reports suggested the project, a twist on the Disney classic, had been announced through Burton's Facebook.com account, with a release date of 2016.
However, no such post existed on the social networking site and eagle-eyed fans soon determined the news and poster had been part of a hoax after realising Blanchett's body and attire was actually that of Doctor Who's new assistant, Clara Oswald, played by actress Jenna Coleman.
Pranksters took the image of Coleman, with her hands clasped in front of her, from a promotional snap for the cult British sci-fi series and simply used computer-generated imagery to digitally place Blanchett's face on her body.
The original 1964 Mary Poppins movie, based on the book of the same name by P. L. Travers, featured Julie Andrews as the titular character and co-starred Dick Van Dyke.
Pregnant British royal Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge is expected to return to her official duties later this month (Oct14) after suffering from severe morning sickness. Prince William's wife has been battling hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition which also affected her while she was expecting the couple's first child, Prince George, in early 2013, and she has had to cancel a string of royal engagements in recent weeks as a result of the illness.
However, the Duchess is now ready to head back to work and will join her husband to welcome the President of Singapore, Tony Tan, and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on 21 October (14).
Veteran actor Dick Van Dyke was handed the top honour at the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala on Wednesday (08Oct14) to celebrate his outstanding career achievements and philanthropic efforts. The Mary Poppins star was handed the Prince Rainier III award at the Los Angeles event by fellow comedian Conan O'Brien.
When the 88 year old took to the stage at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to accept the accolade in front of Princess Grace's son Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Van Dyke quipped that he spent the evening with royalty, saying, "I don't do that often."
The actor shared his gratitude for the honour, but also acknowledged the impact of the Princess Grace Foundation, which he credits as an organisation that was helpful in launching his own career in the 1950s.
He said, "I am so happy to be a part of this. This award means a great deal to me."
Past recipients of the prize include Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta, Star Wars creator George Lucas, and Van Dyke's Mary Poppins co-star Julie Andrews.
Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac also received the Princess Grace Statue Award, 10 years after he was given the initial prize that helped him stay in school after he was unable to afford his education. The grant allowed him to find a manager and agent to launch his career.
The Princess Grace Foundation was started in 1982 following the actress-turned-royal's death, and since then, it has awarded more than $10 million (£6.25 million) in scholarships, grants and fellowships to over 700 aspiring artists.
Model and actress Kelly Brook has broken her silence about the latest nude celebrity hacking scandal, almost a month after she became a victim of tech crooks who have leaked candid shots of stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. As FBI agents continue with an investigation into the photo scandal, Brook has joined the likes of fellow victims Lawrence, Meagan Good and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in speaking out about the "sex crime".
In a tweet posted on Thursday (09Oct14), Brook writes, "My Lawyer is currently dealing with 18 Women who have all had their iCloud hacked. It is a Sex Crime and a complete invasion of Privacy.
"We will find this person and they will be prosecuted. Not having it. Some very young innocent women have been targeted it's so wrong."
Cyber criminals have been releasing the explicit snaps in waves since late August (14), when private pictures of stars were stolen from cloud storage accounts and posted online.
Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Winona Ryder, Gabrielle Union and Vanessa Hudgens are also among the famous females who have also been targeted in recent weeks, and now former Doctor Who Matt Smith and Hulk Hogan's son Nick have become the first guys linked to the scandal.
It's finally October! Which means it's officially Halloween season! The best way to prepare for one of the greatest holidays ever is to watch all the Halloween movies you can. Not every Halloween movie can be as amazing and life-changing as Hocus Pocus, but this season has give us a fair share of awesome, spooky, creepy, and family-friendly movies to quench your Halloween thirst.
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GIPHY/Buena Vista Pictures
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "Well, it says to form a circle a salt to protect from zombies, witches, and old boyfriends."
Song to get you in the spirit: "I Put A Spell On You"
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "Magic is really very simple, all you've got to do is want something and then let yourself have it."
Song to get you in the spirit: " Halloweentown Theme Song"
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "Are you a ghost too?"..."I'm a ghost with the most, babe."
Song to get you in the spirit: "Day-o (The Banana Boat Song)"
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "It's my party and I'll die if I want do, die if I want to. You will die too, when it happens to you."
Song to get you in the spirit: "Casper The Friendly Ghost"
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "Cross your heart... hope to die... stick a needle in your eye, shake your bottom if you got 'em."
The Addams Family
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "Well, I'll tell you what. I'll buy a cup if you buy a box of my delicious Girl Scout cookies. Do we have a deal?"...."Are they made from real Girl Scouts?"
Song to get you in the spirit: The Addams Family "Theme Song"
The Nightmare Before Christmas
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GIPHY/Buena Vista Pictures
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "We've got to find Jack! There's only 365 days left until next Halloween!"
Song to get you in the spirit: "This Is Halloween"
The Entire Harry Potter Series
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "Troll! In The dungeons! Thought you ought to know."
Song to get you in the spirit: Obviously, the "Theme Song" aka "Hedwig's Theme" or "Double Trouble"
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world."
Song to get you in the spirit: The Full "Soundtrack"
Quote to put you in the holiday mood: "Isn't the view beautiful? It takes my breath away. Well, it would if I had any."
Song to get you in the spirit: "Tears To Shed"
To see these movies and some creeptastic Halloween TV specials, watch ABC Family's 13 Days of Halloween starting October 19th! If you're looking for scarier, darker Halloween themed movies, check out our list of the 26 Best Horror Movies Of All Time.
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Actress Mary-Louise Parker is set to lift the lid on her drama-filled love life in her first memoir. The Weeds star has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner to share stories with fans in the form of a series of letters to the "significant men in her life", which is expected to detail her relationships with her former fiance, Watchmen's Jeffrey Dean Morgan, singer Charlie Mars and actor Billy Crudup, who famously left Parker when she was seven months pregnant with their now-10-year-old son William Atticus.
A statement from Scribner chief Nan Graham reads, "Scribner loves a great memoirist, and Mary-Louise Parker is one. Her writing is magnificent; the conceit - a memoir in letters to men - is wholly original and brilliantly executed."
Dear Mr. You is due for release next autumn (15).