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Billy Porter Becomes Oscars’ Best Dress Star Once Again

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Billy Porter awed people during Oscar’s Awards last night.

This “Pose” actor and also a Grammy winner maintained his status as one of the best dressed from last year’s Oscars.

He wore a creation from Christian Siriano, a tuxedo on another fiery outfit.

This year, for the Oscars 2020, he again went out of his way wearing a Cupola gown that was custom made by a famous designer too, Giles Deacon Couture.

The ensemble was so stunning as it is made out of foil of 24-karat gold feather top and an orange printed skirt.

The stylist of Porter, Sam Ratelle, then partnered it with a Jimmy Choo boots in gold with a customized platform. Another custom-made handbag on him by Judith Leiber Couture with Atelier Swarovski gems on his bracelet and topped it off with embellished glasses by Dita and Mercura NYC.

People were stunned by his whole outfit, and Porter could only say, “The Oscars are Hollywood royalty’s biggest night of the year, and this look is all about royalty.

As a black man and a member of the LGBTQ community, I am beyond proud to stand on the red carpet at the Oscars in a gorgeous gown. … Representation matters, and I hope that my look encourages people to wear what they want to wear, be who they want to be, and take chances in life.”

According to Deacon, the creator of the gown, it was conceptualized based on the Kensington Palace’s Cupola room in the UK, “A place of music, theater, and art-adorned pilasters by the artist William Kent, I wanted the piece to evoke the ethereal sense of beauty,” he said in a statement. “The skirt, printed on silk duchess, is a manipulated artwork of the striking elements that adorn the walls.”

Ratelle was speechless when he got a random call from the Kensington Palace and was invited to take a private tour of it, “I left completely awestruck and inspired. It dawned on me that the Oscars is a royal event – Hollywood Royalty. I immediately had the idea to collaborate with Giles and use my visit to Kensington Palace as the starting point for the design.”

In 2019, Porter shook the red carpet too when he had a sartorial statement for his dress, “My goal was to start a conversation,” in his high voltage looking gown that made a gender binary outcome, and it did.

At the Emmys in 2019, he wore a Michael Kors suit bearing 130,000 crystals and diamonds amounting so exuberantly, $55,000 to be exact.

For the Globes in 2020, he wore another tuxedo with 4,000 crystals and this time, a whopping $2 million of diamonds, including a 40-carat Tiffany & Co. This ensemble took 465 hours to do.

Billy Porter has won several awards from THR’s fashion list and is the only actor. So far, he had received – Best Red Carpet Looks of the Decade, Best Fashion Looks of 2019, Wildest Fashion Looks of 2019, and Wildest Red Carpet Looks of the Decade.

Read More: All the 2020 Oscars Winners; The 92nd Academy Award

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart
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NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (https://cutt.ly/NEWKID), announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

Photo: Instagram @selenagomez

Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.

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PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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Death after unmasked arrest - Mexico Floyd

Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

Death of George Floyd

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street

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