Miley Cyrus gets ‘freedom’ tattoo amid Liam Hemsworth divorce

Miley Cyrus has had the word “freedom” tattooed on her right hand amid her ongoing divorce from Liam Hemsworth.The Wrecking Ball hitmaker was inked over the weekend by celebrity tattoo artist Daniel Winter – also known as Winter Stone – who shared snap…

Miley Cyrus has had the word “freedom” tattooed on her right hand amid her ongoing divorce from Liam Hemsworth.

The Wrecking Ball hitmaker was inked over the weekend by celebrity tattoo artist Daniel Winter – also known as Winter Stone – who shared snaps of the new design on his Instagram page.

“FREEDOM #freedom #mothersdaughter #mileycyrus #singleneedle #delicatelysharp #tattoo,” he captioned the black-and-white shot of the body art, which is located just above Miley’s knuckles.

Accordingly, a number of the 27-year-old’s social media followers were quick to speculate that the tattoo refers to her split from The Hunger Games star in August.

On Sunday, Winter also shared a picture of Miley’s next tattoo – a copy of a personal note from Yoko Ono that reads: “I’m proud of U, Yoko”.

“Handwritten note to @mileycyrus from @yokoonoofficial. What a special tattoo for you Miley! I was honoured to tattoo this for you! #singleneedle #delicatelysharp #tattooedgirlslover_id,” Winter added.

It is believed the note came after Miley covered Yoko and John Lennon’s classic Christmas song Happy Xmas (War Is Over) with the couple’s son, Sean Ono Lennon, as well as Mark Ronson, last year.

The popstar also sang about her freedom in her track Mother’s Daughter.

“Don’t f**k with my freedom / I came back to get me some / I’m nasty, I’m evil,” she crooned in the song.

Miley announced her split from Liam back in August and was quickly spotted cosying up to The Hills: New Beginning’s star Kaitlynn Carter on a vacation in Italy. She’s currently dating Australian singer Cody Simpson, while Liam has been quietly seeing actress Maddison Brown.

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Drake commemorates beating The Beatles’ record with new tattoo 

Drake has cheekily commemorated beating a chart record previously held by The Beatles with a new tattoo. Last year, the God’s Plan rapper surpassed the British band’s record for the most songs simultaneously listed in America’s Billboard Hot 100’s Top…

Drake has cheekily commemorated beating a chart record previously held by The Beatles with a new tattoo.

Last year, the God’s Plan rapper surpassed the British band’s record for the most songs simultaneously listed in America’s Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10, with seven tracks from his 2018 album Scorpion.

In October, Drake secured 12 tracks on the Hot 100’s Top 10 in a calendar year, surpassing The Beatles’ record of 11, and this June, he passed the Fab Four to claim the second-most Hot 100 Top 10s ever, following Madonna.

The Canadian star has already marked the record-breaking feat in his music, and it appears he has now also celebrated the achievement in a more permanent way.

New pictures posted of Drake on social media showed him with new body art on his left forearm, and the rapper’s official fan account @WordOnRd shared images with the caption, “Drake has a tattoo of himself in front of The Beatles on his arm.”

The black and white tattoo is inspired by the band’s famous 1969 Abbey Road album cover, which shows John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr walking in a line at a pedestrian crossing. In the tattoo, Drake has been added as a fifth figure, who is seen standing in front of The Beatles and waving at them.

The tattoo had a mixed response on social media, with some Drake fans finding the new ink funny, and others commenting, “I love Drake but that’s so tacky and cocky lmfao (laughing my f**king a*s off) it’s not that deep,” and “Drake tats are like a college students laptop with stickers all over (sic).”

Drake had previously celebrated beating The Beatles’ record in his rap on Meek Mill’s track Going Bad, which featured the lyrics: “I got more slaps than The Beatles.”

His other tattoos include homages to Aaliyah, Sade, Lil Wayne, and Denzel Washington.

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Frances Bean Cobain and Sean Lennon bond over parents’ style

Frances Bean Cobain and Sean Lennon have bonded over their struggle to set themselves apart from their famous parents’ style choices. Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s son often find their fashion sense is linked…

Frances Bean Cobain and Sean Lennon have bonded over their struggle to set themselves apart from their famous parents’ style choices.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s son often find their fashion sense is linked to that of their folks and on Sunday (31Mar19), Lennon took to Instagram and posted an image of himself wearing a suit by designer Kyosuke Kunimoto, noting he is often accused of trying to copy his parents, especially when wearing glasses resembling those his father wore.

“I have struggled all my life w (with) people telling me I’m ‘trying’ to look like dad, or mum,” he captioned the shot. “That’s why I rarely wear these type of glasses, but they’re actually just better on my face.”

But the musician insists, he isn’t purposefully emulating the late Imagine singer or his mum, Ono.

He added, “It’s funny, but I promise I don’t ‘try’ to look like my parents, it just happens. Especially when I dress cool because they had epic style, so it is often unintentionally evocative. Which glasses do y’all prefer on me?” he wrote.

The post prompted Frances to share her similar struggle with wardrobe choices.

“You look wonderful! I do the same thing re sunglasses, I try not to wear those friggin oval frames often, but i when i do, i know they look good on mah face, so, what can we do,” she commented on Lennon’s post, before offering words of encouragement to her fellow musician.

“Embrace the similarities and celebrate the differences, i suppose!” she wrote.

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Aretha Franklin dresses added to mega memorabilia auction

A red feathered gown once worn by late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be up for grabs in an upcoming Hollywood auction.Memorabilia dealer Martin Nolan had finalised most of the items of the Icons & Idols sale, which takes place on 9 and 10 November…

A red feathered gown once worn by late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be up for grabs in an upcoming Hollywood auction.

Memorabilia dealer Martin Nolan had finalised most of the items of the Icons & Idols sale, which takes place on 9 and 10 November (18), but a call from Aretha’s inner circle changed all that.

The caller, who owned clothing and accessories, including pieces that had been worn onstage at concerts and events, had promised not to part with the garments until after her death, so when Aretha passed away aged 76 in August, they were free to put them up for auction.

“It was completely unexpected,” Nolan told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve had the dates for this auction set since last May, so once we received these items in early September, we really needed to scramble to get everything photographed and included in a way that felt like we were doing right by her.”

Nolan, executive director and chief financial officer for L.A.-based auction house Julien’s Auctions, added: “This really is the Super Bowl of auctions, probably the most incredible collection we’ve ever put together for one event.”

The sale takes place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

Respect singer Aretha was as well known for her opulent outfits as she was her powerful voice. A velvet gown with bejewelled cape worn by the soul star will also go under the hammer.

Other items include a white Collings 290 guitar that Prince played during a Ray Charles concert and a purple trench adorned with metallic detail worn by the late star, a pair of sunglasses John Lennon sported while filming the video for Penny Lane and clothing and jewellery owned by Elvis Presley.

There are multiple items from 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan too, including the cropped tuxedo jacket Madonna wore to play the title character and the oversized skull embossed hatbox carried by Madonna and Rosanna Arquette in the movie.

“After the film wrapped, I don’t think Sarah or Madge thought about the significance of these items, never thought of the monetary value they might someday attain – they just wanted them as keepsakes,” Nolan explained. “But with memorabilia like this hitting records, they decided it was time to let them go, either to a collector or to a museum where they may be enjoyed by many.”

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Jean-Marc Vallee to bring John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s love story to cinemas

In-demand director Jean-Marc Vallee has signed on to turn John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s love story into a new movie. Studio heads at Universal Pictures are in negotiations to option the rights to the untitled drama, written by Anthony McCarten – the brai…

In-demand director Jean-Marc Vallee has signed on to turn John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s love story into a new movie.

Studio heads at Universal Pictures are in negotiations to option the rights to the untitled drama, written by Anthony McCarten – the brains behind the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and the Big Little Lies director is slated to take charge of the project.

McCarten, who also adapted Darkest Hour and The Theory of Everything for the big screen, will produce alongside Ono.

Deadline sources reveal Vallee, whose most recent movie hits include Wild and Dallas Buyers Club, turned down the chance to replace Danny Boyle as the director of the next James Bond film to take on the Lennon and Ono project.

He reportedly agreed to make the movie after reading the script and meeting Yoko Ono.

Vallee’s production partner Nathan Ross tells Deadline, “We are all huge Beatles fans, and this is a dream come true.

“There were inner and outer struggles John had, and family turmoil as a child, and things she (Ono) had to endure before John’s tragic death. The thing we loved about the script was its stark honesty – you see so many biopic scripts where you can see that the co-operation of the subject’s family had something to do with the editorial, and that wasn’t the case here.”

Lennon first met artist and musician Ono in the late 1960s, and she became his love and life partner as the Beatles star went from becoming a music icon to a peace activist.

The couple split in the mid-1970s but reunited and were largely inseparable until his 1980 murder in New York City.

“We’ll have to make a deal for the music, but with Yoko producing with us, we’ll have access to the estate and the library of songs,” producer Michael De Luca explains. “I’ve been listening to John’s songs forever, but as we developed the movie, I became aware of just how profound is the emotional impact of the music and their legacy is upon me.”

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