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Celebrities, like the rest of us, don’t always get along. For us common folk, the offenses usually stay between us. Not so with famous people. Lately, a long simmering feud between Dywane Johnson and his former Fast & Furious co-stars resurfaced when Johnson was out promoting his F&F spinoff called Hobbs and Shaw. Tyrese Gibson, one of his F&F co-stars, went public with noise about the movie’s relatively low opening weekend box office…the lowest opening for the franchise since 2006.  Apparently, the friction goes back to 2016 when the Rock first criticized co-star Vin Diesel on Instagram and re-emerged when the Hobbs & Shaw shooting schedule forced a delay of the next Fast & Furious shooting schedule. Of course, the opening weekend in the US is a big deal, but with these high-adventure films, global numbers can matter more, which gave Dwayne Johnson his response.  It turns out that so far H & S has earned more than $700 million worldwide, fifth best of the franchise.  Don’t mess with The Rock.

Ariana Grande’s big summer rolls on. Fresh off a couple awards at the VMA’s, the pop star released a new line of perfume, named after her hit song “Thank U Next”. Right now the perfume is available exclusively on Ulta.com before its September release in Ulta Beauty stores. It will also be available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Ms. Grande is no stranger to the fragrance game, she won an award for her fragrance Cloud and now brings her hit phrase ‘Thank U Next’ into the beauty game. It has been regarded as the phrase of the year as it captured the current mood; “moving on and taking control in a self-affirming way.”

Building a product around a phrase she made so famous is a smart business move that helps its legacy to grow.  Grande explains, “I wanted to make a fragrance that smells related to my first fragrance Ari, but more summery.  So, I revisited Ari’s fruity pear and raspberry notes and changed it up by adding some coconut. I was inspired to design a bottle that represented the message of my song – the emergence of the perfume from the broken heart represents moving forward from a challenging chapter.” After she dropped Thank U Next, it hit over 55 million views on You Tube within 24 hours which was a record in itself.  Ariana Grande’s fans run deep, so expect her perfume to take off much like her song did.

The MTV Video Music Awards has welcomed thousands of celebrities since it started in 1992. They all walk the red carpet to make their entrance.  The power couples glow in their borrowed designer gowns and tuxes, but after looking back, there were many where the glow faded just after that VMA appearance. Is it a curse, or is limited longevity just the nature of a power couple? Here are a few couples who slit after VMA appearances:

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in 2000

J. Lo and Sean “Diddy” Combs in 2000

Eva Longoria and Nelly in 2005

Kanye West and Alexis Phifer in 2007

Kristen Stweart (Twilight) and Michael Angarano in 2008

Kanye West and Amber Rose in 2009

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa in 2014

Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo in 2014

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez (multiple broke ups in 2017)

Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson in 2018

Chris Hemsworth is best known for his role as Marvel’s Thor, God of Thunder and for his incredible physique.  Hemsworth, 36, took to Instagram to show off his workout routine.  The videos are an abbreviated form of his paid fitness app Centrfit, which is called “666 Workout,” not to be mistaken for the devil, although some say the workout is like going through hell.

666 signifies – six repetitions of six sets of six exercises. The video in his Instagram post focused on his back and biceps.  Chris goes through numerous pull exercises; pullups, curls, rows, and deadlifts.

Despite all the traveling he does, he rarely misses a workout, but because of selfie hunters, he rarely trains in a public gym.  Instead he gets it done in his room.

Beyond the workouts, Chris follows disciplined, healthy eating habits. He says he tends to eat fish later in the day over meats as it helps him sleep better. His body digests fish protein better overnight than meat protein. While he doesn’t reveal any tips about growing flawlessly, god-like hair, his Centrfit app has a ton of great high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts and diet suggestions that can help the average Joe get on the path to becoming, if not a God of Thunder, at least a helper.  Check out Hemsworth’s Instagram for footage.

What was once a mere summer fling has turned into an all out love affair between Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabella. The duo recently released a behind the scenes view of them making of the music video for their chart-topping hit “Senorita.” It’s just clips of the two doing scenes from the production without commentary, but some of the scenes capture hot and steamy moments on the set. This is at the time they were claiming to be just friends. It’s now apparent the connection was far more than just a friendship or a summer fling…or they were really good actors. While Shawn continues to tour, we expect this relationship to continue to strengthen rapidly. Check out the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=ahiXR3ZmraA
Justin Bieber and his supermodel wife Hailey Bieber had a secret wedding ceremony back in September of 2018 to officially get hitched. Now they want to have an actual wedding ceremony, but they plan to keep it small. The couple are looking at fall dates, and the location still has not been decided upon by the power couple. While we expect the wedding to be of the smaller variety, it is hard to know how small is small for a couple of their pedigree. Those details should unfold in the coming weeks. Bieber has been focusing on his mental health over the last few months and on being the best father and husband he can be. He has not had a new album in a few years but recently just dropped a new song with Ed Sheeran called “Love Yourself”. The title of the song certainly fits in line with Bieber’s new focus on mental health. For the Biebers, having a second wedding should be no big deal, while the normal couple would be hurting just to pay for one! We’ll keep monitoring the unfolding situation with the Bieber Wedding “take two”. Check back in for more updates.