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Let’s hear it for the girls! Mattel, the company behind Barbie dolls is honoring a few real life female heroes with a line of Barbies made after them! These dolls include the likenesses of actress and activist, Yara Shahidi, tennis player, Naomi Osaka, and more!

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The female heroes of our lives have inspired Mattel to recreate them as #Barbie dolls.

As a part of Barbie’s 60th anniversary, Mattel will celebrate the women who positively influence the world through their impactful work, which has helped them become modern-day role models and “sheroes.”

In doing so, the company will be transforming the likeness of actress Yara Shahidi, tennis champion Naomi Osaka, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, and several others into Barbie dolls. In addition, one dollar from every doll bought will go to Dream Gap Project, an initiative put forth by Mattel to “level the playing field for girls,” according to a press release. “Research has shown that starting at age five, girls start doubting their potential, this is the Dream Gap.”

Lisa McKnight, general manager and senior vice president of Barbie, shared, “With more than 200 careers, six runs for president and a trip to the moon before Neil Armstrong, Barbie continues to evolve to be a modern, relevant role model for all ages. The Barbie brand believes girls should never know a world, job, or dream women haven’t conquered. Through our global platform, we are igniting a movement to help close the Dream Gap and further establish Barbie as the ultimate girl empowerment brand.”

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This is really amazing! We love all of these ladies! The girls in this world need their own heroes to look up to and each of these women are nothing short of amazing. Keep it up Mattel, let’s see more dolls that can POSITIVELY shape the lives of girls around the world!

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A$AP Rocky Deemed Flight Risk, Set To Be Detained in Swedish Prison for Six More Days!

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and The White House may be working to release A$AP Rocky, but they still have no power over the sovereign nation of Sweden. Help seems to be on the way for the rapper who has been in incarcerated in the Scandanavian country since July 2nd, but it is not coming fast enough, as now Sweden deemed him a flight risk and will be detaining him for at least six more days. This all stems from a suspected assault during a street altercation.

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and The White House may be working to release A$AP Rocky, but they still have no power over the sovereign nation of Sweden. Help seems to be on the way for the rapper who has been in incarcerated in the Scandanavian country since July 2nd, but it is not coming fast enough, as now Sweden deemed him a flight risk and will be detaining him for at least six more days. This all stems from a suspected assault during a street altercation.

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Following two weeks of detainment in a Swedish jail as prosecutors investigated his involvement in a street altercation, A$AP Rocky will now be spending another six days behind bars after being deemed a flight risk.

A hearing in Stockholm District Court on Friday morning granted prosecutors’ request for more time to investigate the alleged assault, PEOPLE confirms. The prosecutor now has until Thursday, July 25 to decide whether to charge the rapper or not.

“The Court decided that the artist will remain in custody until 25 July, because of the flight risk. This gives us time to complete the investigation,” prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in a statement.

“We have worked intensively with the investigation and need more time, until Thursday next week in order to complete the preliminary investigation. As long as the preliminary investigation is ongoing, I cannot give any further comments.”

Neither a rep for A$AP Rocky nor his lawyer immediately responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

On July 2, A$AP Rocky, né Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm following a street altercation for suspected assault, along with three others who were involved in the incident — “two of whom were suspected of serious abuse and one of the abuse of the normal degree,” the prosecutor’s office said in a press release.

A$AP Rocky last appeared in Stockholm District Court with his previous attorney Henrik Olsson Lilja on July 5, and it was then that the judge ruled on the two-week investigation — though the possibility remained that he could be held for longer if prosecutors needed more time.

On July 9, a source close to the rapper told PEOPLE that the Swedish jail where A$AP Rocky was being held is “inhumane” and “horrific.”

“The conditions of the facility are horrific,” the source said. “Some of the inhumane conditions Rocky and his colleagues are facing at the Stockholm Detention Center include 24/7 solitary confinement, restriction of amenities for the most basic of human functions, access to palatable and life-sustaining food as well as unsanitary conditions.”

“Rocky is now being detained for an unknown period of time until they have a trial and he is having his legal and basic human rights ignored while being forced to live in inhumane conditions — all for acting in self-defense,” the source alleged.

We hate to hear A$AP Rocky is still incarcerated, and are praying for his speedy release and return home. He should not travel abroad for awhile–or at least nowhere in Northern Europe!

 

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Well, This Is News! Jada Pinkett-Smith Says She NEVER Wanted to Marry Will Smith!

When it comes to the celebrity power couples in Hollywood, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are top tier. Their relationship, although it has had its pitfalls, has become something to aspire to and somewhat revere. Thus news that Jada initially NEVER wanted to marry Will, instead feeling pressured into a union by her family is surprising. Mrs. Pinkett-Smith revealed the surprising news in a recent interview with New York Daily News.

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When it comes to the celebrity power couples in Hollywood, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are top tier. Their relationship, although it has had its pitfalls, has become something to aspire to and somewhat revere. Thus news that Jada initially NEVER wanted to marry Will, instead feeling pressured into a union by her family is surprising. Mrs. Pinkett-Smith revealed the surprising news in a recent interview with New York Daily News.

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Pinkett Smith, 47, told People in a new interview that she “never wanted to get married” — but felt pressured into it by her family.

“I had never seen a happy marriage,” she told People, saying she “adored” her partner, but did not want to marry.

Her mother, known as Gammy, called Will crying — which Pinkett Smith said was “infuriating” — and the meddling mom said “You have to get married.”

The couple married on New Year’s Eve in 1997 when Pinkett Smith was in her first trimester of pregnancy with son Jaden, now 20. The pair also share daughter Willow, 18. And Will has a son, Trey, 26, from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino.

Pinkett Smith told People that she’s happy she did get married, but that she and Smith, 50, still do not label themselves as married.

“It’s more of a life partnership … I don’t own him. He doesn’t own me. He has to be his own person first, and vice versa … Love is freedom,” Pinkett Smith told People.

We are glad The Smiths have worked out and are continuing to make each other better people. Kudos to Jada for being so transparent!

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Hit Singer, Lizzo (@Lizzo), Wants to Play “Ursula” in “The Litttle Mermaid” Live Action Remake, Melissa McCarthy Reportedly in Talks for Role!

The “Poor, Unfortunate Souls” at Disney have some decisions to make when it comes to casting for the upcoming live action remake of The Little Mermaid. The coveted role of the film’s larger than life villainess, Ursula, is being sought after by hit singer, Lizzo, although comedian and actress, Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks with Disney for the role. This is quite the conundrum as both are amazingly talented women.

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The “Poor, Unfortunate Souls” at Disney have some decisions to make when it comes to casting for the upcoming live action remake of The Little Mermaid. The coveted role of the film’s larger than life villainess, Ursula, is being sought after by hit singer, Lizzo, although comedian and actress, Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks with Disney for the role. This is quite the conundrum as both are amazingly talented women.

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On Friday, Variety reported that actress Melissa McCarthy is in “early talks” to join the project as the tentacled villain from the original 1989 movie.

But fans on Twitter immediately put up the “Truth Hurts” singer as the perfect person for the role.

Lizzo agreed. She even shared a 2018 video of herself dressed up as Ursula, and singing a rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from the movie.

“I’M URSULA. PERIOD,” she wrote alongside the video.

We have to say we are #TeamLizzo when it comes to her playing Ursula. She has the size, voice, charisma, and she’s a really amazing singer. Melissa needs to show us she’s got the chops to pull off Poor, Unfortunate Souls. It’s easy all all she has to do is perform a few bars and won’t cost her anything–but her voice!

 

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