Apple under fire for “racist” conduct (main image), Big Fat Greek Wedding returns, and models… lots of them.
The biggest fashion show of the year with the least amount of clothing – aka the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – was held on Tuesday. The runway featured elite models and VS regulars Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Elsa Hosk, Lais Ribeiro and Lily Aldridge, who wore the $2 million fantasy bra.
Although it was only the taping (the actual show doesn’t air until December 8), there was much anticipation surrounding Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid who strutted down the Victoria Secret runway for the first time. The social media supermodels posted photos of their debut to Instagram, showing their millions of followers that they did indeed go to heaven and return to Earth as angels.
But it wasn’t just the VS angels who impressed the crowd; singers Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd and Selena Gomez joined the models on the runway.
They might not be wearing Victoria’s Secret signature wings with matching lingerie, but they kept the crowd on their feet performing their latest hits.
Until next year, Victoria’s Secret!
This week the fourth Republican debate, otherwise known as the GOP debate, was held in Milwaukee, WI and saw running political candidates face-off and answer some hard-hitting questions on topics such as immigration, financial reform, health care, wages, military spending and foreign policies.
A lot went down and a lot was discussed. But social media feeds were kept full with users’ thoughts on the primary topics and responses given. Twitter went into a frenzy that saw #GOPDebate become a trending hashtag for hours with even a few of the world’s most prominent people using the platform to voice their opinion:
Tweets from the Family Guy himself gave a good laugh too …
And from others, just a hint of sass ..
With the United States primary races – which decide who will represent the major parties in the presidential race – fast approaching, it is crunch time for the candidates to show why they should be president. The actual election that will decide who is to succeed Barack Obama as president will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
A #BigFat trailer
The wait is over for fans of the hit movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding as the trailer for the its sequel was released.
When the original film hit the big screen back in 2002 it was one of the biggest films of the year, earning more than $250 million at the box office ($15 million in Australia alone). The only movies to perform better that year were the Star Wars, Harry Potter, Spider Man and The Lord of The Rings franchises. It’s no surprise that Universal Pictures would push for a sequel to the blockbuster, the only question some fans want to ask is why has it taken 14 years?
All the stars from the original movie will be back for the new instalment including Nia Vardalos who has also written the screenplay. Vardalos was nominated for an Oscar for her work in the first film. Other stars returning for the sequel include Joey Fatone, John Corbett and Lainie Kazan. John Stamos is also set to make cameo appearance.
The film is expected to hit cinemas March next year.
Racist #Apple employees
An Australian Apple store has made headiness for all the wrong reasons after insisting several black customers leave the store. The six teens of African descent were shopping in a Melbourne store when employees forced them to leave the store fearing they would steal something.
The evicted customers posted a video of the incident to Facebook where it soon went viral, receiving over 60,000 views within the first two hours. Below is the original Facebook post of the video, uploaded by one of the customers.
The story was picked up by media outlets both locally and overseas including the BBC and the Guardian. The reaction on social media was split with some people condemning the employees, and others criticising the media coverage.
The level of coverage forced the Apple employee to personally apologise to the students.
#AUSPOL: Adam Goodes asked to join Labor party
Former AFL player Adam Goodes has been approached to enter politics on the Labor Party’s side.
Fairfax reports Northern Territory Labor Senator Nova Peris spoke to the footy star earlier this year asking him to consider a career switch to politics.
Goodes has had his fair share of media coverage. From an incredible successful sporting career and becoming a two-time Brownlow medalist, to the racial controversy that overshadowed his retirement; and several months after leaving AFL, Goodes is still the name on everyone’s tongues (or in this case, fingertips).
— Holly Byrnes (@byrnesh) November 11, 2015
Labor wants Adam Goodes to run as a candidate. I GUESS THEY THINK HE WON'T NOTICE ALL THE BOOING LOLOLOLOLOL
— John Johnsonson (@JohnJohnsonson) November 11, 2015
Goodes has yet to indicate his position on next year’s election, but as soon as social media gets a whiff – trust us, you’ll know. – Compiled by Daniel Stringer and Xantre Macraeg
Top image – screenshot from Sky News coverage.