The Kanye saga keeps getting weirder and weirder…
Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Hillary Clinton all got a mention.
Different shapes require different styles.
When life gives you lemons, you make a revenge album.
Bey didn’t just slay it, she made a statement doing it.
We all know that celebrities are ridiculously overpaid, earning up to and sometimes over a cool $200 million dollars a year. But just how much are these superstars making per second?
Well, according to some wonderful website that we came across, it would apparently take Bradley Cooper 43 seconds to earn a smartphone in comparison to the average person on a 45k salary – and to add a little more salt to the wound, Beyonce is turning over a smartphone every 17 seconds. Like the infamous saying goes: “Is this real life!?”
Fortunately for the rich and famous, yes, it is. So on that note, let’s take a look at what some of our favourite celebrities are bringing in every second.
Recently crowned one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes, at 25 Tay-Tay reportedly made $64 million big ones last year. This equates to $2.03 per second, $121.80 per minute and $7,308 per hour.
She was renowned for giving away extravagant gifts on her talk show, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that Winfrey’s salary matches her empire. At the height of her reign in 2011, the 61-year-old apparently made $10 per second, $600 per minute, $36,000 an hour, $864,000 a day and $311 million a year!
Love him or loathe him, the Biebs is laughing all the way to the bank. Despite getting into some hot water last year with DUI charges and let’s call it – a shitty f@#king attitude, the 21-year-old still managed to make $2.54 per second, $152.40 per minute and a whopping $80 million per year. There really is no such thing as bad publicity, is there?
Robert Downey Jr.
Thanks to his roles in massive movie franchises such as Iron Man, Sherlock Homes and the Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. is hot property in Hollywood. Coming in at number 8 on Forbes rich list, the actor reportedly earned double digit millions last year, making $2.37 per second, $8,532 per minute and enough dough in a month to buy 12 impressive sized houses. Life goals!
We already know that Queen Bey turns over nearly four smartphones a minute, so just how much money is the popstar making in a second? Thanks to her massively successful world tour, along with her lucrative endorsement deals, Mrs Carter made roughly $3.65 per second, $13,140 per hour and $115 million in 2014.
Saving the best for the last and quite possibly the most outrageous, hip-hop sensation, Dre, made a ludicrous $620 million dollars last year. Let me rephrase that, in the time that it took for you to type two keystrokes on your keyboard – maybe less depending on your speed – the King of rap made $19.66. That’s $1,179 per minute and just short of 100k per hour.
Image via Ellen TV, The Guardian, Power1047.com
If you’ve ever wished you were a natural blonde, this may cause a rethink: whenever I don’t tint my eyelashes darker or wear black/brown mascara, people think I’m sick.
Yep, the hair on my head may be naturally fair (although I’ve had to lighten it over the years, too), but I look like an albino without eye makeup. “OMG what is that thing!?” people have been known to cry upon seeing (or not seeing, to be accurate) my naked, blonde eyelashes and eyebrows (OK, not quite).
As a result, I became obsessed with trying the latest and greatest mascaras and now, the wonderful invention of eyelash extensions. And so it was that I agreed to test-run the Cherry Blooms Australia Brush On Fibre Lash Extensions In 60 Seconds, $69 (pictured), at fab, new beauty etailer Lulu and Lipstick via www.luluandlipstick.com.
This baby promises to thicken and extend your natural lashes by up to 300 per cent. Even better, there’s no yucky industrial-grade glue, no mess, no fuss and no irritation – just two products to apply in three steps. The result: instant eyelash extensions in 60 seconds!
And finally, step three is to seal the lashes with another coat of the Transplanting Mascara Gel to lock them into place. Voila!
It’s all about the product’s high-potency beeswax, which helps the fibres stick to the lashes to make them stay put all day. The beeswax also has high moisturising properties, acting as a leave-in conditioner for your lashes, and is said to even stimulate lash growth, so you can wear it on its own.
And if Beyonce-style showgirl lasses are your bag, you can even repeat the three-step process for a more dramatic look.
The result? I was pleasantly surprised by my new, more voluptuous, longer and thicker eyelashes (NB: that’s not me in the model pictures, above) – it’s not too OTT either, a more natural, lightweight look you could easily try to pull off as your own peepers. “Yes, I woke up looking like this”.
Another thing that impressed me about the Cherry Blooms eyelash extensions is that they’re very easy to remove – all you need is warm water, which causes the lashes to soften and melt without hideous panda eyes. They’re also all natural and non-toxic and so suitable for those with sensitive eyes and contact lenses.
Cherry Blooms also claims the lashes are water-resistant, so won’t smudge or run and are cry-proof, laugh-proof and sweat-proof too. Not that I was about to sweat on them – I took mine straight out for a night on the town, batting my pretty, new eyelashes at anyone within sight.
Purchase them via www.luluandlipstick.com. And for more information, visit www.CherryBlooms.com.au.
Eyelash images via cherryblooms.com
Beyoncé is using her celebrity status to bring equal pay for women to the world’s attention.
The 32-year-old singer has penned an essay called “Gender Quality Is a Myth!” for The Shriver Report, an initiative led by Maria Shriver, which aims to discuss social trends that impact women.
“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet,” she writes in the essay, which is included in a special report, “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From The Brink.”
“Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.
“We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”
The singer, writing under her full name, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, urges men to join their wives, daughters, mothers and sisters in demanding equal pay for equal work.
Other celebrities to add their voice to the project include Eva Longoria, whose essay “Empowering Latinas pushes for educational opportunities for Latina women.
Jennifer Garner contributed “Turning Poverty Around: Training Parents to Help Their Kids”, while Jada Pinkett Smith wrote the essay “Human Trafficking and Slavery in the United States: ‘You Don’t See the Chains.'”
Do you think women will ever achieve equal pay to men? Tell us in the comments below.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have decided to go vegan for the 22 days leading up to Christmas.
The couple started the diet challenge this week, inspired by a vegan friend.
“On December 3, one day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!” Jay Z wrote on his Life + Times website.
“This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a ‘plant-based breakfast’ every day. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought.”
Beyoncé posted a photo of day one of their vegan challenge on Instagram, which included:
Breakfast: Vanilla chia pudding with berries
Lunch: Red cabbage and green apple sesame slaw with 1 cup steamed, cubed sweet potato
Afternoon snack: 1/4 cup hemp hummus with fresh vegetables
Dinner: Black bean and quinoa salad with cumin dressing
Dessert: Dark chocolate
“There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day,” Jay Z continued.
And why 22 days? “Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way,” wrote Jay Z.
Their vegan friend Marc Borges is founder of the 22 Days nutrition program, whose aim is to promote “optimum wellness through conscious nutrition.”
Could you go vegan for 22 days?