Lizzo’s TikTok swimsuit videos restored after official review

Lizzo’s swimwear videos have been restored on social media site TikTok after she suggested her posts had been removed due to her size.The Truth Hurts hitmaker, who is known for flaunting her curvy figure, shared her frustration about the deleted clips …

Lizzo’s swimwear videos have been restored on social media site TikTok after she suggested her posts had been removed due to her size.

The Truth Hurts hitmaker, who is known for flaunting her curvy figure, shared her frustration about the deleted clips in a post uploaded to the app on Wednesday, in which she was shown having her hair styled while lip syncing along to a track which repeatedly featured the words “I know”.

Lizzo captioned the footage, “TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits but allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?”

She then addressed site officials directly, adding, “TikTok… we need to talk,” concluding her post with a single angry-looking emoji.

It appears Lizzo’s pointed complaint caught the attention of TikTok bosses, who have since reviewed her content and restored the footage.

A spokesperson informed the New York Post’s Page Six that they have been in touch with the 31-year-old’s representatives, insisting her body type had nothing to do with her video removals.

Instead, they had flagged her clips for what they believed was the flashing of underwear, a violation of TikTok’s community guidelines. Yet, after revisiting the footage, moderators realised Lizzo had actually been wearing a bathing suit, and allowed all of her previous posts to be restored.

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Cats receives scathing reviews

Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Cats has received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics.The movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical was subject to ridicule when the trailer first dropped in July, with social media users poking fu…

Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Cats has received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics.

The movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical was subject to ridicule when the trailer first dropped in July, with social media users poking fun at the digital fur technology used to make the actors – including Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, and Taylor Swift – look more like felines.

Despite Hooper making changes to the film based on the feedback, he didn’t do enough to win over critics, according to reviews published on Thursday morning.

“Nine may not be enough lives for some of the stars to live down their involvement in this poorly conceived and executed adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical,” read Peter Debruge’s review in Variety. “This uneven eyesore turns out to be every bit the Jellicle catastrophe the haters anticipated, a half-digested hairball of a movie in which Hooper spends too much energy worrying about whether the technology is ready to accommodate his vision and not enough focusing on what millions love about the musical in the first place.”

The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney called the actors’ appearance “off-putting”, criticised the film’s “aesthetic ugliness”, and said Jennifer Hudson “massacred” her character Grizabella’s key song, Memory.

Tim Robey from Britain’s Daily Telegraph gave it zero stars and described it as “an all-time disaster – a rare and star-spangled calamity which will leave jaws littered across floors and agents unemployed,” adding, “With its nightmare production design and nauseating lurches in scale and perspective, it might be the ugliest big-screen musical sequence ever mounted.”

Peter Bradshaw from Britain’s The Guardian gave it one star and called it “a purr-fectly dreadful hairball of woe” and Johnny Oleksinski at the New York Post wrote that Hooper had “completely abandoned the fundamentals of what made Cats a terrific show: sublime music, captivating dance and an intoxicating atmosphere.”

Cats opens in cinemas on Friday.

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Demi Lovato gets inspirational ‘survivor’ tattoo

Demi Lovato has declared herself a “survivor” with her new neck tattoo.The Confident hitmaker recently celebrated a year of sobriety following her near-fatal drug overdose in the summer of 2018, six years after previously beating her substance abuse de…

Demi Lovato has declared herself a “survivor” with her new neck tattoo.

The Confident hitmaker recently celebrated a year of sobriety following her near-fatal drug overdose in the summer of 2018, six years after previously beating her substance abuse demons.

She has now added a new piece of ink to her collection of body art to remember the issues she’s overcome. She turned to celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo to etch the word “survivor” in thin cursive script on the right side of her neck.

The tattooist shared an image of his work on Instagram with the caption, “On a real one @ddlovato,” accompanied by flexing muscle and praying emojis.

It’s not the first time the 27-year-old has got permanent reminder about the power of self-love. She got the word “me” inked onto her left ring finger earlier this year, joining her “stay strong” mantra on her wrists, and her “now I’m a warrior” declaration on her back.

She was also previously inked with the letter “T” in honour of her close friend, Thomas Trussell III, who passed away from a drug overdose in October.

“A T for Tommy. RIP you special angel. Love you forever @sirtruss,” Demi wrote at the time. “If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please do not hesitate to ask for help.”

The pop star candidly reflected on her recovery following her 2018 health scare at the Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles in November.

“I see someone that has overcome a lot,” the Skyscraper hitmaker shared, admitting she would use the word “resilience” to describe how far she has come.

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Betsey Johnson recovering well from heart surgery

Veteran fashion icon Betsey Johnson is “recovering wonderfully” after undergoing open heart surgery last week. The designer, who is a breast cancer survivor, checked into a Los Angeles hospital on 4 April (19) for the operation, and she is already bou…

Veteran fashion icon Betsey Johnson is “recovering wonderfully” after undergoing open heart surgery last week.

The designer, who is a breast cancer survivor, checked into a Los Angeles hospital on 4 April (19) for the operation, and she is already bouncing back.

“Betsey had a successful surgery and is recovering wonderfully,” the 76 year old’s representative tells the New York Post’s Page Six Style.

“She is so grateful for the well wishes and looks forward to her upcoming projects so she can be back with her fans!”

Prior to the surgery, Betsey admitted she while she had secured one of the best surgeons in California, she was a little nervous about going under the knife because her mother died from an operation over four decades ago.

“That was so long ago and there was a glitch in the testing,” she explained to WWD.com. “They have done so much testing on me… You have to be one of the lucky ones to get one of these insanely precise robots to assist your doctor.

“(And) if anything goes whoops, I am very, very happy to have lived a wonderful life, full of love and support… I’m happy to think and to know that, ‘Boy, I’ve had a great lucky life just filled with the best – family, friends, work, everything.'”

Now she’s well on the road to recovery, Betsey has a lot to look forward to – she launches a collection of original vintage styles online on Monday (15Apr19), and is preparing to debut a special line with high street retailer Urban Outfitters this summer (19).

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Rihanna files new trademark for skin care line

Rihanna has fuelled reports suggesting she’s adding a skin care line to her Fenty Beauty empire after applying for a new trademark. The superstar previously hinted at the forthcoming product plans in September, 2017, when she registered a trademark ap…

Rihanna has fuelled reports suggesting she’s adding a skin care line to her Fenty Beauty empire after applying for a new trademark.

The superstar previously hinted at the forthcoming product plans in September, 2017, when she registered a trademark application for the name House of Fenty, covering a range of cosmetics, “namely, creams, lotions, gels, toners and cleansers”.

However, she appears to have revamped the proposed title of the collection by filing new paperwork with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office representatives for Fenty Skin on 25 March (19).

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the documents specify what the brand will be used for, listing, “medicated and non-medicated skincare, soap, body care and personal care products (excluding color cosmetics, perfume and other fragrance-only products), and related accessories such as kits, tools and applicators”.

The application has since been approved, although she will have to wait up to three months for the legal process to be officially completed before slapping the name on a new line of goods.

The skincare range is just one of a number of business ideas the Diamonds hitmaker is working on – she is also reportedly in talks to expand her fashion resume by launching her own collection of high-end clothes with executives at luxury conglomerate Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH).

In addition, Rihanna, who has already found fashion success with her lingerie line Savage x Fenty and her collaboration with Puma, has been busy in the recording studio of late, laying down vocals for her ninth album, reportedly titled R9.

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