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Calvin Klein Apologizes for Offending LGBTQ Community with Ad of Bella Hadid Kissing Female Robot

Calvin Klein Apologizes for Offending LGBTQ Community with Ad of Bella Hadid Kissing Female Robot

Calvin Klein is facing intense backlash from the LGBTQ community for an ad that features Bella Hadid kissing a female robot-influencer Lil Miquela.

In the ad titled “Bella Hadid and Lil Miquela Get Surreal,” the latest video for the fashion brand’s “I Speak My Truth in #MyCalvins” campaign — Hadid, 22, can be heard saying, “Life is opening doors’ as she caresses Miquela’s face.

She continues with “Creating new dreams that you never knew could exist,” before the two share a long kiss.

The model and the robot then stare at each other until the light dims and the screen fades to black.

Although the campaign’s goal was to capture the essence of individuality and expression, viewers grew outraged, accusing Calvin Klein of “queer-bating.”

“Who is gonna tell Calvin Klein you’re supposed to wait until June for your tone-deaf queer-bait campaigns!! Lil Miquela and Bella Hadid out here smooching two weeks too early!!!” New York Magazine writer Madison Kircher tweeted.

Queer-baiting refers to the marketing technique in which creators use queer sexuality in a teasing surface level way rather than embracing it to get attention and make money.

“The Calvin Klein ad where Bella Hadid makes out with Lil Miquela… 1. Stop using lesbianism to sell your clothing… we’re not garnish for me. 2. Should have been me,” another user expressed.

Calvin Klein has since apologized for the ad explaining, “The concept for our latest #MYCALVINS campaign is to promote freedom of expression for a wide range of identities, including a spectrum of gender and sexual identities.”

who is gonna tell Calvin Klein you're supposed to wait until June for your tone-deaf queer-bait ad campaigns!! lil miquela and bella hadid out here smooching two weeks too early!!!

— Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) May 16, 2019

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The Calvin Klein ad where Bella Hadid makes out with Lil Miquela…

1. Stop using lesbianism to sell your clothing.. we’re not garnish for men

2. Should have been me

— Berkin Koluglu (@koluglu) May 16, 2019

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"Life is about" what? This is a total queer bait …
Bella Hadid kisses Lil Miquela in new Calvin Klein commerc

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Minecraft Is Coming Out with an Augmented Reality Game and It Sounds More Detailed Than Pokémon Go

Minecraft Is Coming Out with an Augmented Reality Game and It Sounds More Detailed Than Pokémon Go

Minecraft builders from all over will get to see their original architecture in the real world starting this summer — well, at least in an augmented version of the real world.

On Friday, Microsoft finally dropped their “Official Reveal Trailer” for Minecraft Earth and if you enjoyed the Pokémon Go app, this will be right up your alley — an alley you’ll soon be able to spruce up with your own Minecraft structures.

In the trailer, a teenage girl moves into her new home with her dad and in addition to skateboarding around her new town, she also explores and interacts with the Minecraft Earth creations strewn all over her neighborhood.

Free to play, Microsoft Earth promises to allow users to “build creations with friends and place them in the real world at life-size,” according to the upcoming app’s website.

In addition to building their own creations, players will interact with and battle the “living” creatures within the game, called mobs.

Before adding your larger scale builds, you’ll also be able to work on and tinker with “smaller scale” versions of it with friends, the app promises.

Available in a “closed beta” this summer (you can sign up for the opportunity to join here), the app’s goal is to bring Minecraft Earth to the “entire Earth.”

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“We have tried to stay very true to the kind of core design pillars of Minecraft, and we’ve worked with the design team in Stockholm to make sure that the spirit of the game is carried through,” Minecraft Earth’s game director, Torfi Olafsson, told The Verge.

And when it comes to its features, Minecraft Earth will incorporate the natural geography surrounding players into its gameplay.

“We have covered the entire planet in Minecraft,” Olafsson added. “Every lake is a place you can fish, every park is a place you can chop down trees. We’ve actually taken maps of the entire world and converted them to Minecraft.”

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And while players can collaborate together to build something collectively, they can also steal blocks from eac

Read more: https://people.com/human-interest/minecraft-augmented-reality-game/

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Is Ending After Nearly 20 Years on Air

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Is Ending After Nearly 20 Years on Air

Your chance to become a millionaire has come to an end — at least on the game show, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. 

“After a successful 17-year run, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire will not return in national syndication for the 2019-20 season,” a show spokesperson told PEOPLE.

The longstanding game show, which premiered on ABC in August 1999 before moving to syndication in 2002, has been a staple in American pop culture over the years. If you’ve ever used the phrase, “Is that your final answer?” or joked that you needed to “phone a friend,” those are references to the show.

The show poses multiple-choice questions to contestants with increasing difficulty, with each level bringing them closer to the million dollar prize. Contestants also have lifeline options that they can use once each, including the popular “phone a friend,” “ask the audience,” and “ask an expert.”

An array of famous hosts have presented the show over the years, beginning with Regis Philbin in 1999. Meredith Vieira took the reigns when the show went into syndication and hosted until 2013. She was followed by Cedric the Entertainer and Terry Crews, and, most recently, Bachelor franchise host Chris Harrison, who took over in 2015.

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The game show has aired more than 3,000 episodes in its nearly 20-year run.

Chris Harrison previously told PEOPLE about how The Bachelor inspired themed weeks on Millionaire.

The TV personality said that after the Bachelor-themed week, he was encouraged to invite couples onto the game show, and that resulted in some of the most dramatic episodes.

“I thought, let’s take this a step further. Instead of like, bachelors and bachelorettes — cause I like giving money away, I don’t mind doing the theme weeks where it goes to a charity, but I find that it’s more compelling, more dramatic, more fun, when it’s going to the people that are playing,” he said.

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“Half the couples broke up I think,” Harrison joked about the fate of his contestants during the couples week.

A highlight

Read more: https://people.com/tv/who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-ending-after-nearly-20-years/

Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Has Worked Hard’ to Include Dakota Johnson Into Her Family, Says Source

Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Has Worked Hard’ to Include Dakota Johnson Into Her Family, Says Source

Gwyneth Paltrow is all about her family — and that now includes Dakota Johnson.

The Goop founder, 46, isn’t facing any awkwardness when it comes to spending time with Johnson, 29, who is dating Paltrow’s ex-husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

In fact, the Avengers: Endgame actress “has worked hard to integrate Dakota into family life — even suggesting that she join family vacations,” a source tells PEOPLE.

“It’s very important to her to be on good terms with Chris’s girlfriends,” says the source. “She’s not at all threatened by Dakota and loves that Chris is happy — she’s very secure about sex and relationships and is not competitive in that way.”

Paltrow is also basking in her own happiness. She married TV producer Brad Falchuk in a private wedding ceremony in the Hamptons in September.

“She’s very much in love with her husband and loves sharing time w everyone she considers part of her family,” the insider adds. “At this point that very much includes Dakota.”

Paltrow and Johnson had a good time together in April when they celebrated Derek Blasberg’s birthday.

The two were seen smiling and laughing while Paltrow had her arm around Johnson.

“Consciously throupling,” Blasberg captioned the shot from the party.

Falchuk was also seen sitting between them in other photos from the night.

Johnson has been linked to Martin, 42, ever since they were spotted together in October 2017.

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In January, Paltrow revealed while on Live with Kelly and Ryan that she had spent her honeymoon with Falchuk, their kids and Martin.

“We just took our honeymoon in the Maldives and we had a big family honeymoon over Christmas,” Paltrow said.

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She continued, “So, my new husband and his children, my children, my ex-husband, our best family friends . It was a very modern honeymoon.”

As for why Paltrow and Martin have remained so friendly, the star said the two “just wanted to minimize the pain for the k

Read more: https://people.com/movies/gwyneth-paltrow-has-worked-hard-to-include-dakota-johnson-into-her-family-says-source/

Narnia Stars William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Ben Barnes Reunite 11 Years After Film's Release

Narnia Stars William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Ben Barnes Reunite 11 Years After Film's Release

Narnia lives on!

The cast of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian reunited for a dinner on Thursday night.

In a sweet photo shared by Ben Barnes, who played Prince Caspian in the 2008 film, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Georgie Henley all smiled at the camera.

The group was also joined be the film’s producer Andrew Adamson and actress Alina Phelan Ballou, while Barnes added the hashtag #WhereAreYouSkander? In reference to their costar, Skandar Keynes who played Edmund Pevensie.

The film was a sequel to 2005’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and based off of C.S. Lewis’ fantasy series.

In Prince Caspian, the four Pevensie children (Moseley, Popplewell, Henley and Keynes) return to Narnia to defeat the corrupt King Miraz. It grossed $419.7 million worldwide and became the 10th highest-grossing film in 2008.

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#Narnia reunion dinner over a decade on! 🦁 🧙🏽‍♀️🚪👑 🗡 #AnnaPopplewell @williammoseley @awkwardcrone #AndrewAdamson @missalinagram #whereareyouskandar?

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Henley currently stars in the TV miniseries The Spanish Princess, while Moseley had a role in the E! Series The Royals. Popplewell has also continued acting in the TV series Reign and

Read more: https://people.com/movies/narnia-cast-reunites-11-years-after-film-release/

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