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R.I.P. Kimye, Haim’s New Song with Taylor Swift, and a Bad Bunny Weekend
Straight from the Interview offices—which now span from midtown Manhattan to brownstone Brooklyn, L.A. to the U.K., and beyond—this is the Word Wide Web Bulletin, a compilation of our favorite internet gossip from this week. This week: R.I.P. #KIMYE, Haim and Taylor Swift, and Bad Bunny on SNL. Let’s talk about it.
We knew it was coming, but nothing could prepare us for this moment. The end of #Kimye is now a reality. As of a few hours ago Kimberly Kardashian, goddess of Calabasas and author of the book Selfish, filed for divorce from her husband of 6 and-a-half years, Kanye West. Their marriage is survived by a complex culture forever changed by the union of one of hip-hop’s sharpest voices with the ultimate boss of reality television. Their influence as Kimye, as they will forever be remembered, is hard to overstate. From fashion to music to facial features, Kim and Kanye were once the emblems of celebrity in the 21st century. It’s a sad note to end the week on, but the possibility of a post-Corona single szn for Kim Kardashian gives us hope for what’s to come. It’s about to be Kimmy’s world, and we’re ready to live in it. Revisit her legendary 2017 cover story here, where she spoke with Janet Mock.
Telfar Clemens Named a Fashion Force in Time’s The Next 100
Earlier this week, Time unveiled the 2021 TIME100 Next list, highlighting forward-thinking leaders and stars across multiple fields. Six people were featured on this year’s covers, including disco diva Dua Lipa, soccer star Marcus Rashford, actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, author Brit Bennett, the Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, and New York designer Telfar Clemens, to which we say: It’s about time. Revisit his conversation with Italian designer Stefano Pilati about what makes them gag. It’s a kiki.
Prince Harry and Meghan, Royals No More
In a historic announcement, the Queen officially announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who now live in California, will no longer return as official members of the Royal Family. Instead, they’ll simply become “much loved members of the family,” per the Queen’s statement. The news should come as no surprise to anyone following the Harry and Meghan saga. Since moving to the U.S., the couple, who will soon welcome their second child, have followed the Obama playbook by getting into podcasting and the Netflix business. Cheers to their permanent stay in the States, where maybe one day, Meghan will join the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Andy Cohen, make it happen.
Haim Turns Up the Heat with a “Gasoline” Remix Featuring Taylor Swift
Country alt girls, this is your time to shine. Last year, the Haim sisters gifted the world with their third album, Women in Music Pt. III. In 2021, they’re delivering once more. This time, they’ve enlisted the help of two musical powerhouses from different corners of the industry, Taylor Swift and Thundercat. The sisters released two new remixes from their Grammy-nominated album, including “Gasoline,” featuring the angsty vocals of Swift, and “3 AM,” a hazy rendition that seamlessly blends Thundercat’s energy with Haim’s laid back cool-girl vibe. As we keep playing the two new songs on repeat, revisit the time Haim spoke to three rebellious Texas girls known as The Chicks. And while we’re talking about Texas, if you’re able to support those affected by the winter storm in the Lone Star state, you can do so here.
Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland Is Finally Out on Hulu, and Punk Cruella Is Coming
Audiences can finally dive into the world of Chloé Zhao, oour next great director according to, well, everyone. Her film Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, tells the story of a forgotten America and is an Oscar front-runner. All eyes are on the Beijing-born director as she gears up to release her next movie, the Marvel space saga Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden. Revisit the time she and Alfonso Cuarón spoke about the quiet compassion of making a movie. In other movie news, Disney released the trailer for the highly anticipated Cruella, starring Emma Stone. Though the new take on the 101 Dalmatian’s chic villain looks red hot, excuse us while we pay homage to the one and only queen of spotted dogs, Glenn Close. Icons only.
Bridgerton‘s Regé-Jean Page and Bad Bunny, Live From New York on Saturday Night!
Dear reader, this weekend two of the world’s most coveted men will be together, for one night only, and it’s the talk of the town. Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton’s red-hot leading man, is hosting Saturday Night Live while reggeaton’s resident bad boy Bad Bunny brings his Latino fire to the stage. As we prepare for the Saturday-night spectacle, we couldn’t help but wonder will La Rosalia make a cameo? She’s been spotted in NYC recently, and the could very well be performing their new hit, “La Noche de Anoche.” While we let the rumors simmer, revisit the conversation between El Conejo Malo and Rosalia, and get your gag on with Interview’s Creative Director Mel Ottenberg’s review of Bridgerton, and other iconic shows.