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Mariah Carey Is A Featured Guest In Meghan Markle’s Second ‘Archetypes’ Podcast Segment, The Duality Of Diva

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The two multiracial stars opened up about the challenges natural hair faces in Hollywood during Tuesday’s interview on the Duchess of Sussex’s Archetypes podcast, which she co-hosted with the pop queen.

“People called ‘girl next door,'” Carey recalled in reference to her 1993 music video “Dreamlover,” as my ethnic ambiguity and curly hair and looks contributed to that.

The 53-year-old Grammy winner added, “So here’s the thing: They don’t know how to do my hair because if it was a white hairstylist who had never worked with natural curls, they would do something different want. My hair would protest and say, “You don’t!”
Carey claimed that even if she got a barber who only dealt with natural hair, “it would be too much stuff and excessive weight.”

When stylists tried to “smooth those roots down,” Markle, 41, claimed that her hair also had a history of “clogging up” from “so much heavy hair oil.”
These problems went beyond employment for both women; Carey recalled that with a white mom and a black dad, “nobody understood how to style [her] hair, even as a small child.”

The “Obsessed” singer continued, “I think occasionally, when it’s the other side, you get the benefit of someone who’s worked with natural curls.”
Markle’s maternal grandmother, Jeannette, was responsible for styling her hair when she was young. Markle has described her own hair as “very curly and so, so thick,” and she particularly pleased Sussex followers by flaunting her textured look during a face-to-face interview.

I clasped my tiny hands on either side of the sink as she said, “Just hold on to the sink,” the Duchess recalled. “You can’t afford to be soft-headed.”
Similarities like this are what led Markle to Carey in the first place.

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Kanye West Has Retained Yet Another Legal Counsel In His Ongoing Divorce Battle With Kim Kardashian

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Robert Stephan Cohen, who was once an attorney for Melinda Gates, was acquired by Kanye West as his divorce lawyer. Cohen is a seasoned attorney with extensive experience defending billionaires in divorce proceedings.

On Wednesday, a representative for Cohen’s senior partner Clair Lan’s Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP revealed to Page Six that West had just hired him as attorney for the rapper’s divorce proceedings Kim Kardashian .

TMZ explained that West, 45, has hired attorney Nicholas A. Salick in California, where the case is being tried, even though Cohen is headquartered in New York.

Cohen, 83, discussed his process for handling celebrity divorces in a profile published in 2021 by Insider. According to Cohen, this process includes preparing financial statements, reviewing the details of his client’s assets, and conducting a 90-minute initial interview about the psychology of handling the divorce.

Of the work he does for a living, the attorney remarked, “There’s the horrifying aspect, the breakup of a marriage.” But on the other hand, we can use it to advance people’s careers and offer them a new start in life.

Chris Rock, who hired Cohen to represent him in his divorce from Malaak Compton-Rock, his wife of 20, told the website that his lawyer’s reassuring presence helped him get through a challenging moment in his life, when he was going through his divorce.

Divorce lawyers are strangely similar to doctors, according to the 57-year-old comedian. You have to be open to patients. And on top of that, Bob has a very reassuring demeanor. It gets you through and lets you see the bigger picture. He explains the facts and circumstances of the scenario.

Cohen was involved in one of his most high-profile cases when he helped Gates, 58, settle her divorce from Bill Gates for an estimated amount of around $76 billion.

Cohen is West’s fifth attorney in this divorce case as the billionaire entertainer has gone through a revolving door of attorneys to defend him for the past year and a half. Cohen is West’s attorney on this case.

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Christian Bale says David O Russell wrote 14 drafts for Amsterdam

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Hollywood star Christian Balle says writer-director David O. Russell has penned “at least 14” draft screenplays for her upcoming historical drama Amsterdam.

The film is described as an original crime epic about three close friends who find themselves on the brink of one of the most shocking secret conspiracies in American history. Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington play the lead roles of a doctor, a nurse and a lawyer respectively.

Christian Bale, who previously worked with David O. Russell on his Oscar-winning film The Fighter and American Hustle, said the Amsterdam drafts kept pouring out of his kitchen cupboard. “I counted at least 14 in my kitchen cupboard. I recently opened what I thought was a sock drawer and there were two more inside,” the Batman star said during a virtual press conference for the film.

According to Russell, he could develop a novel from all the material he has written for Amsterdam. “A lot has to be written, then you have to make a decision. And it would make a cool novel because there were really awesome sequences that I couldn’t do,” he said.

The filmmaker said the characters in the film are based on some historical figures “who have been through tremendous things together.” Whether it’s “The Fighter,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” or “Joy,” the majority of his filmography revolves around “outsiders,” he added.

“They’re about misfits finding their way and finding reasons to love life despite what they’re going through. And that is the term Amsterdam. What do you love in life and in each other, what do you live for?” Russel explained.

John David Washington praised Christian Bale for introducing him into the world of David O. Russell’s creative genius. “Christian Bale has been a great leader in that regard. Like day two on set, he comes into my little quarters and says, ‘Welcome. Okay, you made it through your first day. It’ll get better from here.’ This is important. That was great,” said the Tenet actor.

Robert De Niro, who has starred in Russell’s films Silver Linings Playbook and Joy, said he had a “great” time reuniting with the filmmaker.

“I had a great time working with him. We talk about a script or the new thing he’s working on and he tells me about the character. And in the case of Amsterdam, that’s how we did it,” said the Hollywood star, who plays an elite military soldier in the film. For Mike Myers, the experience of working on Amsterdam was comparable to working at New York’s famed Actors Studio drama school in the 1950s. He plays a British intelligence officer in the film.

“I’m so proud to be a part of it. Just look at this cast… I’ve seen all these great acting styles. They are all just spectacular. Thank you David for letting me be a part of this dream. It’s just fantastic,” he added.

Echoing Myers sentiment, Rami Malek said Amsterdam is a “beautiful orchestra” in which each performer plays their own instrument. “It’s one of those places where you don’t run back to your trailer to see what happens.

“And beyond that, these are people who are at the top of their game. This film will remain sacred to me long after its premiere. It will stand the test of time,” he said.

Also starring Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Taylor SwiftTimothy Olyphant and Zoe Saldana, Amsterdam will hit theaters on October 7th. It will soon be available to stream in India on Disney Plus Hotstar.

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Hot Take trailer sensationalises Johnny Depp-Amber Heard’s controversial trial, watch

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The controversial and sensational trial of Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has now been made into a movie. The film, titled Hot Take, is a dramatized and fictionalized retelling of the Depp-Heard defamation trial.

Days of Our Lives’ Mark Hapka plays Johnny Depp, while Megan Davis can be seen channeling Amber Heard in the promo released by free streaming service Tubi. Though seemingly on the nose (the film’s title is a good indication of that), Hot Take will appear to present both sides of the story. At one point in the video, Hapka’s Depp is heard saying, “Look man, look what she said about me,” while we hear Megan’s Amber saying, “It scared me.”

The film will also highlight how Heard’s testimony was ridiculed online during the trial. In addition to Hapka and Davis, Hot Take also stars Melissa Marty and Mary Carrig as the actors’ attorneys.

The feature will not only revolve around the trial of the two celebrities, but will also detail their relationship and the paths they have taken. The jury ruled that Heard had defamed Depp by alluding to the alleged domestic violence she suffered at the hands of the actor in a 2018 opinion piece, while Depp was in turn held responsible for defaming Amber over his attorney’s testimony. Earlier in 2020, Depp lost his UK defamation lawsuit against British tabloid The Sun for calling him a “wife beater”. Heard testified to support the claims.

Hot Take is an attempt to “capture a contemporary interpretation of a story that has become part of the cultural zeitgeist and paint a unique picture of what millions of viewers saw in the headlines over the summer,” Variety quoted Adam Lewinson, chief content officer as saying by Tubi.

The film will be released on Tubi on September 30th.

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