Social media scoop: A new Law emerges, celebrities object the burkini ban and Frank Ocean goes blonde
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1. Nobody puts Cookie in the corner
Taraji P. Henson and M.A.C. Cosmetics announce their collaboration just in time for September — where the next season of Empire will make their return.
2. Kendall Jenner returns to Jimmy Kimmel
Hot on the heels of the Vogue September cover, model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner returns to Jimmy Kimmel Live!. She was also a guest two years ago, along with sister Kylie.
3. A new Law on the rise
The world fawns over yet another nubile millenial. Touted to be the next Lily-Rose Depp, Iris Law is what happened when you put Jude Law and Sadie Frost together. The 15-year-old has already amassed a loyal following just shy of 30,000 on her Instagram, and recently appeared in a shoot with Teen Vogue.
4. A Thorne among the roses
Bella Thorne came out on Snapchat by nonchalantly kissing another girl. The 18-year-old American actress then tweeted fans' responses of support and encouragement.
Everything takes time baby https://t.co/yLTuYe7FQQ— bella thorne (@bellathorne) August 25, 2016
5. A Tongan gets oiled up, and hearts went on overdrive
Yet again. Eternal #ManCrushMonday Pita Taufatofua walked the Rio 2016 Olympics Closing Ceremony to much fanfare, decked in a traditional Tongan outfit and generous amounts of coconut oil.
6. Straight from the horse's mouth
American Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte involved himself in a lot of drama at the Rio Olympics — his vindicating note explains his side of the story in an appeal to redeem himself.
7. Up all night to get Loki...and Thor
Chris Hemsworth and Taylor Swift's new beau Tom Hiddleston visit the children at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. Marvel gets it right.
8. Blonde ambition
Frank Ocean released new music in the form of a visual album, Endless, and courts fans both old and new such as Ruby Rose and late night show host Trevor Noah.
I'll be by the pool listening to Frank Ocean eating an acai bowl and reading a book if anyone needs me.. ❤️❤️❤️— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) August 21, 2016
Frank Ocean makes me feel like my senses have been dulled all my life and only now I'm experiencing things for the first time. #Blonde— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) August 21, 2016
9. Pardon my French
As news start to spread about French authorities enforcing the burkini ban on beaches, celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, Sarah Silverman and Aussie comedian Nazeem Hussain speak out in objection.
You know who else patrols the way women dress? ISIS and the Taliban. https://t.co/eYJoFImhP4— Nazeem Hussain (@nazeem_hussain) August 24, 2016
Women forced 2 conform to dress code to make point that women "forced" 2 conform 2 religious dress code not OK...? https://t.co/Z10mOqsm3p— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) August 24, 2016
Fucking heinous, France. Who & what are you protecting, exactly? https://t.co/xdMyQfIgD2— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 23, 2016
10. Britney's back
Due to be released anytime soon, James Corden teased us with a preview of his next guest — the original pop princess Britney Spears.
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