7 Facts About Jackie and JFK’s 1953 Wedding That Will Enthrall You

Sept. 12 marks the 64th anniversary of Jackie and John F. Kennedy’s wedding, and the special day has brought up renewed interest in the couple’s nuptials. Jackie and John first met at a dinner party in 1951 while she was working for the Washington Times-Herald. Sparks instantly flew between the pair and they dated for two years before eventually tying the knot on Sept. 12, 1953. To this day, Jackie and John’s nuptials remain one of the most talked-about affairs in history.

  1. Jackie’s original wedding dress was ruined 10 days before the ceremony. A pipe burst in designer Ann Lowe’s NYC studio, drenching Jackie’s wedding gown in water, as well as all of the bridesmaid dresses. Anne and her team worked tirelessly to remake all of the dresses and had them done just in time for the wedding.
  2. Jackie reportedly wasn’t a fan of her wedding dress. The gown was made up of 50 yards of fabric complete with an heirloom rose point lace veil. According to Time, Jackie «had wanted a simple dress with sleek, straight lines, but bowed to family pressure to wear something more traditional despite thinking it looked like a lampshade.»
  3. It was a grand affair. Over 900 guests came together to watch the couple exchange «I dos» at St. Mary’s Church in Rhode Island, and 2,000 fans stood outside of the church hoping to get a peek at the happy couple. The reception was held at Hammersmith Farm and it took Jackie and John two hours to greet all of their guests.
  4. Jackie and John’s first dance was to «I Married an Angel.» After dining on creamed chicken, pineapple salad, and ice cream, the newlyweds shared their first dance to a performance by Meyer Davis and his orchestra.
  5. Their wedding cake was massive. The five-tiered cake, which was a gift from John’s dad, Joseph P. Kennedy, was four feet tall and included a beautiful display of flowers.
  6. Speaking of flowers, there were tons. Pink gladioli and white chrysanthemums covered the inside of St. Mary’s Church, and Jackie’s bouquet was made of gardenias and white and pink orchids.
  7. Their send-off was extra special. After the reception was over, guests tossed rose-petal confetti and rice at Jackie and John as they set off for their honeymoon in Acapulco, Mexico.

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Jennifer Lawrence Damn Near Blew Out Her Diaphragm While Shooting “Mother!”

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No, not that kind. Although it would be pretty funny to read about Jennifer Lawrence acting SO HARD, she shot a rubber birth control disc out of her business like a Frisbee and almost took out an assistant director, a gaffer, and the craft service table.

This diaphragm story is about the body part. The Daily Mail says that while walking the red carpet of the London premiere of mother! on Wednesday night, JLaw admitted she gave it so much of her all during filming, even though she wasn’t sure she was even right for the part.

“That’s what scared me and I thought I was severely miscast. I found time to find who she was while working with Darren and I was able to pull out this personality that I didn’t know existed.”

And apparently part of that personality-reaching caused her to do some damage:

“I tore my diaphragm from hyperventilating. People thought I was beaten up, so I want to clear it up that I did it to myself. It was my own doing.”

Somewhere master thespian Jared Leto is probably like, “Oh yeah? Well…um…those contacts I wore to make me look blind totally made my eyes water.

Darren Aronofsky (director and boyfriend of JLaw) seems like one of those intense types who gets a director boner from encouraging the kind of on-set performances that will either require a medic or a therapy visit. So it doesn’t surprise me that Jennifer Lawrence ACTED! to the point of rippin’ and tearin’ her screaming muscle. That’s what the diaphragm is, right? I missed that episode of Slim Goodbody. But before Jennifer hit the red carpet, I wonder if she and Darren went over which fun filming story she was going to tell?

Jennifer: “Remember that day I farted and the whole set smelled like chicken fingers?”

Darren: “Yeah, cool cool cool. Listen, I’ve got a reputation as a deep and serious director to keep up here, so let’s go with the diaphragm tear one, okay?”

Here’s Jennifer working some 80s wrestler hair at the Paris premiere of mother!, as well as her scarf-enthusiast boyfriend at the unveiling of his own beach locker at the Deauville American Film Festival earlier today.

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Meet Holland From Clemson

Usually, week 2 of the college football season dies down a little bit after we get some good matchups in week 1. This is normally the cupcake week, but thanks to the scheduling gods we have a foursome of great games tomorrow afternoon. One of those is Clemson-Auburn, so let’s end your work week by meeting Holland from Clemson.

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Antonio Cromartie’s Wife Gives Birth To His 14th Child

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Stop me if you’ve heard this 13 times before: Antonio Cromartie is a father again.

Yep, that makes it 14! His wife gave birth to their sixth child together back in August, which brings Cro’s total to a full NFL defense plus 3 subs. Just in case he needs to switch from base 4-3 to a dime package.

Let me reiterate: Antonio Cromartie has 14 kids, 6 with his current wife, 8 from other relationships.

US Weekly has more:

Antonio Cromartie’s 14th child is here! The NFL pro and his wife, Terricka Cromartie, welcomed a baby girl named Jhett Paxton on August 30, the couple exclusively confirms to Us Weekly.

Their new bundle of joy weighed in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces. “This was one of the best pregnancies I’ve had out of all five I’ve had,” Terricka tells Us. “Half the time I didn’t even feel that I was pregnant. I had the most amazing delivery. I felt amazing having my sixth child!”

Let me also remind you that Cro had a vasectomy in 2013. He’s had 3 kids since. So, I think at this point we have to consider doing some sort of government study on Antonio Cromartie’s sperm. I don’t know what’s going on there, but I’m pretty sure he has super sperm.

Along with the announcement of their child together, the Cromartie’s also announced the premiere of their new reality show on USA, which as an unemployed NFL corner, is smart to keep that cash flowing in.

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Remember, it was reported that he pays over 300k in child support back in 2016.

Congrats to the Cromartie’s. Now we just wait for the inevitable 15th.


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George and Amal Have Taken In a Refugee From Iraq: «He Survived and Came to America»

We already knew George and Amal Clooney have hearts of gold, but now we have even more proof. In their recent joint interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the couple revealed that they have taken in a Yazidi refugee from Iraq and put him up in their home in Augusta, KY. «He was on this bus to Mosul, and ISIS shot the two bus drivers and said, ‘Anybody who wants to go to college, we will shoot them,'» George explained. «He survived and came to America. He got through all the checks, and once he got through those, it was like, ‘Listen, we got your back. You want to get an education? You want to move your life forward? This is something that we can do.'» The young man is now attending the University of Chicago.

As a human rights lawyer, Amal has been fighting to stop ISIS‘s genocide. She represents human-trafficking survivor Nadia Murad, and back in March, she told BBC News at Six that her celebrity status is helping bring attention to deserving causes. «There’s a lot of my work that takes place behind closed doors that is not ever seen,» she explained. «I think if there are more people who now understand what’s happening about the Yazidis and ISIS, and if there can be some action that results from that, that can help those clients, then I think it’s a really good thing to give that case the extra publicity that it may get.»

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Let’s Be Honest: Being a Princess Sucks

This week, around the same time that news broke of the third pregnancy of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (or Kate Middleton, as Brits prefer), the Guardian posted a story of the upcoming marriage of the Japanese Princess Mako to a commoner. The story, with the title ‘No fairytale ending‘, was a light-hearted look at the archaic reality of the Japanese Imperial Family, which forces its princesses by law to give up their title if upon marriage. A lot of the news coverage of this seemed almost disappointed by this law, not because of any gender double standards it reinforces, nor due to the way it has forced the royal family’s numbers to seriously dwindle over the years. The narrative seemed to go against every Cinderella story the media still clings to as the ultimate dream come true. You’re supposed to marry up, not down. You’re meant to become a princess upon your wedding day, not give it up for the life of a normal guy. Electing to quit the coveted life of countless bedtime stories feels like a betrayal to some, but it merely highlights a cold, hard truth — being a princess is fucking awful.

Fortunately for Vanity Fair, they landed the ultimate cover story this month to extend that dream. Meghan Markle, Suits actress, humanitarian and girlfriend of Prince Harry, gave an exclusive interview where she directly discussed her relationship with Britain’s spare heir. I’ve written before about how interesting Markle is beyond the confines of royal girlfriend, and you can see the Vanity Fait piece stretch to accommodate details on her ambitions, upbringing, job and charity efforts. It’s just depressingly clear that they don’t especially care for those parts of her life. The cover, where she looks very beautiful, doesn’t even seem that fussed about her name. The headline is ‘She’s Just Wild About Harry!’

Of course, nothing gets the press raving like a royal pregnancy, and Kate Middleton is now onto her third. Another case of hyperemesis gravidarum — also known as acute morning sickness — led the Cambridges to announce the news early, but the headlines were still giddy with anticipation. Bump watch has begun, and no doubt it will be just as feverish in its intensity as it was for her first two pregnancies. The clothes will be dissected — always compared to Diana — the sex of the baby bet on, and we’ll all end up knowing far more about a woman’s gynaecologist than we’ve ever cared to ask about. They’ll say she’s glowing, she’s sublime, she’s born to be a mother. We’ll all quietly omit that, by merit of her position, this is all she’s ever required to do. Smile, look pretty, make babies, try not to get caught in a toe sucking scandal.

The princess fantasy is one that has always perplexed me, even though I understand its inherent appeal. On the surface level, who wouldn’t like to be swept off their feet by a handsome guy with unlimited funds, prime real estate and easy access to a tiara collection? The excitement of that lifestyle comes with the alluring combination of soft power, public adoration and few tangible responsibilities. What does Kate Middleton do beyond some charity work and gala attendances?

It would be nice to have a life utterly unconcerned with bills, debts or purpose. There’s a neatness to having your future laid out before you and decided without your input. There are days when the pressure gets too much where such a system would be a life-saver. The true cost of that deal is far more insidious.

This year is the 20th anniversary since the death of Princess Diana. It’s the benchmark for a generation who saw the fairy-tale, loved and lost it, then watched the rot underneath seep to the surface. A 19 year old lady with little formal education became the icon of her time, drowning in a mass of a wedding dress while the world watched. The divorce let her be a person, but it wasn’t until her death that the British press felt ready to forgive. She never got peace in life and in death she is the impossible measuring stick for the women who follow in her footsteps. The Daily Beast were excited to proclaim Middleton’s pregnancy as the PR coup the Palace needed to distract from anniversary musings of Diana’s life and all the anti-royal sentiment it could create. Smile, wave, procreate, and if you can distract the world a little from remembering how horridly treated your late mother-in-law was by the same institution you find yourself trapped in, then all the better.

Princess life is undoubtedly a trap. Imagine giving up everything that defines you — your job, your hobbies, possibly your faith, your right to opinions, your political leanings, your desire to wander free — to be public property, paid for by their taxes, a fact you’ll be reminded of constantly. You’re tasked with achieving the bare minimum of duties but doing so will still never be good enough. The vaguest of interactions with other royal women will be spun as a catfight in the making. No midriff on the planet will be as watched as yours (except for possibly Beyoncé). At some point, you’ll be forced to stand next to Donald Trump and smile as if you’re not screaming inside. You may even crack under all that pressure, but don’t expect sympathy.

The future empress of Japan, Crown Princess Masako, may have the most tragic of all the modern fairy-tale royal romances. A Harvard and Oxford educated diplomat who studied law and passed the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s entrance examination, Masako originally turned down the marriage proposals of Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, twice for fear that a royal life would restrict her freedom and desire to become a diplomat. Eventually, she accepted and married in 1993, but faced over two decades of scrutiny, criticism and a severely difficult life. She’s been plagued by stress and emotional disorders, allegedly from the palace pressure to produce a male heir, and stayed out of the limelight for many years. Her illness was ridiculed, her actions controlled, and it’s been said she never truly came to terms with what a royal life required of her. Journalist Ben Hills, who wrote a biography of Masako, has said she is banned from leaving the palace without approval, has no phone access, is not allowed a passport or credit card, and has basically no say in how her duties are conducted. But hey, she gets to wear a tiara now and then.

Other princesses may have an easier time, with their respective palaces more relaxed in their approach than that of the Japanese Imperial Family, but they also perpetuate their own lie around their supposed modernity. The favourite fallacy of the Cambridges is one of their very modern lives. Look, they’re breaking royal tradition, they’re wearing outfits more than once, they do their own shopping now and then. Altogether now — they’re just like us. Of course, they’re not just like us. I can’t believe I even needed to type that, but I keep seeing that nonsense repeated as if it evens the playing field of our classist society and makes the women stuck in it just one of the girls. The chances are that someone like Kate Middleton probably craves a degree of normalcy in her life on some level, but that time has come and gone. She was never truly typical anyway — privately education, millionaire parents, rent-free London loving, never employed full-time — but when you hunger for the fairy story, you take what you can get.

The craving for normalcy in the princess narrative also goes against a clear truth — people don’t want normal princesses. They’ll never really be like everyone else so why bother? Then again, the moment the expensive shoes come out or the holiday to Mustique is taken, questions are raised over how it’s all paid for and oh no, isn’t she getting too big for her boots now? How will the British public get their money’s worth with these princesses if they keep trying to act like the rest of us?

Ultimately, the life of a princess is one forever defined by a refusal to change. We’re beyond the need for this anti-democratic practice but we coddle ourselves with lies over the benefits from tourism or the supposed stability they provide. Taxpayers don’t shell out much on average to keep the Royals going but the optics of another palace renovation happening while affordable housing crumbles and food bank use increases is a tough one to justify. The role of a princess in all of this is an impossible balance between window dressing and incubator. Becoming a princess is defined by the decision to become a fundamentally less interesting person, something patriarchy thrives on. Why be nasty or shrill or persist in your opinions when you can be quiet and pretty?

After all, the fairy-tales are usually written by men for a reason.


Prince Charles Says George’s First Day of School Nerves Are «Character Building»

Prince George hit a big milestone on Thursday: his first day of preparatory school! Despite having his dad, Prince William, by his side, the 4-year-old royal looked adorably nervous as he arrived at Thomas’s Battersea School in London on Thursday. And his grandfather, Prince Charles, seems to understand why George felt that way. «Poor old thing,» Charles told ITV News that same day. «He’s being left there to have to get on with it when the parents go away is always the problem.» Still, Charles believes the experience was good for George in the end. «It’s character building, I suppose,» he added.

Charles was also asked if he gave George any advice before his first day, to which he replied, «Of course not. He wouldn’t take it from me I don’t think at that age. At that age, you don’t worry quite so much about going to school as you do when you get a big older.» Sadly, Kate Middleton also wasn’t there to accompany George as she is currently expecting her third child and is once again suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, but she was reportedly «desperately sad that she couldn’t make it.»

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Behind the Exhibit: “Drawing on Style: Three Masters of Elegance”

In the months leading up to it, this fall’s New York Fashion Week saw a minor exodus with designers like Rodarte and Thom Browne decamping to Paris, prompting the New York Times’ Vanessa Friedman to diagnosis the biannual affair with an identity crisis. While the New York shows may be down for the count, NYFW happened to score some major artistic cred this season with the migration of the annual fashion illustration exhibit “Drawing on Style” from London Fashion Week, where it’s been held for the last five years, to New York’s Cheryl Hazan Gallery.

The stateside iteration, which opened this week, highlights three American artists who each define a distinct era of fashion illustration. Kenneth Paul Block, who began his career in the 1950 when fashion editorial was more evenly split between photography and illustration, was the industry’s go-to sketch artist throughout the latter half of the 20th century, serving as chief artist for both Women’s Wear Daily and W Magazine. Bil Donovan and Jason Brooks, both contemporary, represent diverse techniques; Donovan, Dior’s Artist in Residence since 2009 and the first fashion illustrator to hold the role, is known for his classic, gestural illustrations, while Brooks, one of the first fashion illustrators to go digital, creating high-impact campaigns for brands like Lancôme, Chanel and Veuve Cliquot.

While these illustrations may recall a bygone era of editorial, the quaint medium has plenty of upsides to the far more dominant photography, according to curator Connie Gray. “The works that you see here would literally take minutes as opposed to [the] hours or days [it takes to shoot],” she says. “Photography is very much a mirror image of something. Illustration is more about the feeling, the emotion of a look.”

Whether it’s the efficiency of the form or simply the whims of fashion, illustration, says Gray, is coming back in style. “It’s having its time again,” she says. “Of course there is still a lot of photography, but there’s equally beginning to be as much illustration coming back into the pages, which is really exiting.”

“Drawing on Style: Three Masters of Elegance” will be on view until September 10th.


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Shop Adam Selman, Anna Sui and More at This NYFW Pop-Up

With top clients stretching across the fashion industry and beyond, Art + Commerce is a professional agency founded in cultural fluency. Since its creation in the early 1980s by partners Anne Kennedy, Jim Moffat and Leslie Sweeney, the agency has represented behind-the-scenes bigwigs like Steven Meisel, hair stylist Guido Palau, and Edward Enninful.

This year, in conjunction with New York Fashion Week, the agency will help fashion show-goers tap into even greater cultural awareness by contributing to global education through the charitable retail pop-up shop, The Shop @ NYFW: The Shows. This year, the shop has teamed up with WME|IMG’s philanthropic partner UNICEF USA to produce the #ModelCitizen campaign, providing school supplies for underserved children globally. The socially conscious t-shirt bar at The Shop will feature exclusive designs from eight prominent designers: Prabal Gurung, Alice + Olivia, Adam Selman, Naeem Khan, Bibhu, Cynthia Rowley, Marchesa and Anna Sui. For each shirt sold, 50% of the retail price ($ 48) will directly benefit UNICEF USA.

Adam Selman and Anna Sui’s designs

As part of the partnership, models will be inspiring support for global education work by wearing the designer tees in between fashion shows throughout the week. The Shop, located at 859 Washington St., will be open from September 8 – 10 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Additionally, the agency is hosting an exhibition, Art + Commerce: The Exhibition, featuring acclaimed photographers such as Meisel, Craig McDean, Paolo Roversi and Cass Bird. The exhibition will be open to the public at New York’s Skylight Modern from September 9 – 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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