Victoria’s Secret is getting rid of its Angels… Cody Simpson fell short in the competition… Megan Thee Stallion donates over $8k… Billie Eilish accused… and Chrissy Teigen wants an interview with Oprah WinfreyListen to “Showbiz – June 17, 2021” on Spreaker.
In an effort to save the brand, Victoria’s Secret is CHANGING the brand. As an executive said, “When the world was changing, we were too slow to respond. We needed to stop being about what MEN want and to be about what WOMEN want.” And what do women want? We want to see women who look like US. Victoria’s Secret has now unveiled a new lineup of spokesmen, including Priyanka Chopra Jonas and soccer World Cup winner Megan Rapino, who will hopefully appeal to buyers and pump some money back into the company. These women won’t be modeling lingerie. They’ll be taking part in a 10-episode podcast, sharing their stories and causes. Other women signed on include freestyle skier Eileen Gu, Brazilian transgender model Valentina Sampaio, plus-size model Paloma Elesser and journalist Amanda de Cadenet.
Victoria’s Secret is getting rid of its Angels and wings. The company has hired new representatives — including soccer star Megan Rapinoe and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas — as it tries to conduct one of the most extreme brand turnarounds in recent memory. https://t.co/tdP4s3cCNM— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 16, 2021
Cody Simpson has failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. At the Australian Swimming Trials, he placed last in the men’s 100 meter butterfly final. But Cody’s Olympic dreams are far from over! He plans to take a little break from the pool, come back for the Commonwealth Games trials in 2022, and then take a shot at qualifying for the Australian swim team for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Megan Thee Stallion helped pay for the funeral costs of one of her super fans who passed away unexpectedly last week. A friend of the late Shaniah Leigh Scales had set up a go fund me, hoping to raise $16K. Megan reached out and asked, “How much do y’all need?” And then she donated $8155, which helped surpass the goal. Shaniah’s funeral is this Saturday.
Billie Eilish is in hot water after a TikTok user posted some old video clips of her mocking Asian accents and using a slur to refer to a Chinese person. There’s another clip where Billie’s brother Finneas calls her out for speaking with a Black accent. We don’t know when the videos were taken but so far, there’s been no comment from Billie.
Some paparazzi caught up with John Legend and asked how his wife Chrissy Teigen is doing. John said, “Great!” But IS she?? After she posted a long apology and begged for forgiveness, even more people have come out to accuse Chrissy of bullying. Now sources have told gossip reporter Rob Shuter that Chrissy is in talks to do a sit-down interview with Oprah to repair the damage she’s done. On his podcast, Rob said, “Chrissy has been advised that it’s best to go into hiding and lay low. She’s been told that if she shuts up, all of this will pass. However, shutting up is not exactly her style, which is why she’s talking to Oprah to do a Meghan Markle sit-down type interview to tell her truth.”