Today is World Water Day… Cardi B clothing collection… Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album update… Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are taking a break… and ’13 Reasons Why’ to address suicide controversy
Today is World Water Day. According to the World Health Organization, 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, which puts them at risk for cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. So today’s the day to find out how we can get involved and change that. Beyonce launched her BeyGood4Burundi initiative with UNICEF last year, which helped build 35 wells for the people of this landlocked East African nation. This year, Beyonce is partnering with Gucci and Chime for Change to do even more. Gucci has committed a million dollars to the project, and that money will be used to build 80 more wells, which will give 120K more people access to clean water.
You want to dress like Cardi B? This retail company called Fashion Nova just filed the paperwork to trademark the names “Cardi.B” and “CB,” with the plan to sell a clothing collection that will include everything from blouses to bodysuits, jumpsuits to jackets, leggings to lingerie, and everything in between. Cardi B has been giving props to Fashion Nova for years, which has helped the online store grow by leaps and bounds. Fashion Nova has also worked with other celebrities, like Amber Rose and Nicki Minaj, but this is the first time they’ve ever trademarked a celebrity’s name.
Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album sold another 5000 copies last week pushing it over the 2 million mark and making it the first album since Adele’s “25” to reach that milestone. But let’s remember that it took Adele three days to hit that number. It took Taylor a few weeks but still…..This is also is Taylor’s sixth album to sell at least 2 million copies.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are taking a break, but while she’s hanging out on a yacht with her girlfriends, he’s cozying up to this pretty blonde girl. Justin took this girl to The Roxy for a concert Tuesday night and through somebody else’s detective work, we now know she is Patrick Schwarzenegger’s girlfriend’s sister. Got that? Her name is Baskin Champion. Baskin’s sister Abby dates Patrick. But the thing with Justin and Baskin could be platonic. We don’t know at this point how serious it is. Sources from Justin and Selena’s inner circle believe they’re just in a cooling off period before they inevitably get back together.
“13 Reasons Why” was huge hit for Netflix. But Netflix wanted to see how watching a series about teen suicide affected the viewing audience. They commissioned a study with Northwestern University’s Center on Media and Human Development, and it found the following results:
* 71% of teens and young adults found the show relatable, and nearly three-quarters of teen and young adult viewers said the show made them feel more comfortable processing tough topics.
* More than 50% reached out to someone to apologize for how they had treated them.
* Nearly 75% of teens said that they tried to be more considerate about how they treated others after watching the show.
13 Reasons Why cast cautioning viewers about the tough topics in the show and where to go if they need help.