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Life Goals: Lebron James Just Scored a Lifetime Deal With Nike

 

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Lebron James has a long life of Nike sneakers ahead of him. The Cleveland Cavaliers small forward and four-time NBA MVP just signed a lifetime deal with the sneaker brand.

“We can confirm that we have agreed to a lifetime relationship with LeBron that provides significant value to our business, brand and shareholders,” Nike said in a statement. “We have already built a strong LeBron business over the past 12 years, and we see the potential for this to continue to grow throughout his playing career and beyond.”

Together, Nike and Lebron James have produced 13 signature shoes, with the last one (the Balance edition) hitting stores on Cyber Monday. And though it might be tempting to think Nike brokered a similar deal with Michael Jordan, whose branded kicks continue to fly off the shelves, Footwear News reports that this is the first lifetime deal of its kind for the sneaker giant. It’s one of the few lifetime partnerships we’ve ever heard of, and we’re not surprised it’s going to a sports icon. This year’s list of the 10 most popular brand ambassadors boasts two athletes.

Congrats to Lebron James, who is officially the living, breathing embodiment of all our #lifegoals.

[via Footwear News]

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This New Barbie Can Do Wonders for Equality in the Film Industry

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Long gone are the days where barbie dolls were an unrealistic and backwards representation of women. Mattel’s latest addition is a barbie-sized version of female director Ava DuVernay, which is now being mass produced in a major step forward for diversity and gender inequality within the film industry.

Originally created as part of Mattel’s “Sheroes” series, including other honourees like Eva Chen, Trisha Yearwood and Emmy Rossum, Ava’s doll was made available for purchase this week and is already sold out on The Barbie Collection website. (more…)

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Montana Cox Responds to Nachos Drama: ‘It Would Be Pretty Sad If My Agents Got Angry at Me for That’

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Model Montana Cox arrives ahead of the David Jones Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Launch at David Jones Elizabeth Street Store on August 5, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for David Jones)

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“Can’t a girl just get some nachos?” That’s what model Montana Cox found herself asking friends on Facebook, according to The Daily Telegraph, after images surfaced of her not-so-healthy food choices during a quick trip to her local Bondi supermarket.

After the photos of Montana shopping for corn chips, salsa and soft drink while dressed casually in a relaxed mini dress came to light last month, The Daily Telegraph claimed that both IMG and David Jones were less than impressed with her appearance and purchases, reportedly “rebuking” Cox.

David Jones, IMG and Cox have all denied such claims since, though, with a David Jones spokesperson stating, “David Jones would not tell our ambassadors what they should eat nor what they should be wearing during their personal time.” Montana’s agreed with the sentiment, telling Daily Mail Australia, “It would be pretty sad if my agents got angry at me for that.” (more…)

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Selena Gomez Keeps Up Her Sex Appeal In Camilla and Marc

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If you thought Selena Gomez’ “Good for You” clip was hot as all hell, you’ll be glad to see that the former-Disney star is keeping up her sex appeal with her latest red carpet look at KIIS FM’s 2015 Jingle Ball on December 4.

Stepping out in a silky tulip skirt and voluminous-sleeved off-the-shoulder top, both courtesy of Aussie label Camilla and Marc, the luxe fabrics and on-trend cuts screamed elegance while the exposed leg and collar area amped up her new-found sexiness.

Styled with black pumps and Dauphin jewels, Selena also oozed an unexpected sophistication even with the smouldering eyes and tousled locks. We do wish she toned down the blush, though, which resurrected the young and innocent Selena we all remember. You’ve got to fully commit, right?

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Disabled Woman Recreates Kylie Jenner’s Controversial Wheelchair Shot

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Image: Interview Magazine

Kylie Jenner’s controversial wheelchair shot for Interview hasn’t quickly been forgotten like other Kardashian-Jenner news, with many still up in arms and banding together over the editorial’s ableism, that is discrimination in favour of able-bodied people.

Erin Tatum, who lives with cerebral palsy, is one woman showcasing how appropriated images like Kylie’s can take their toll on the disabled community, sharing a now-viral image of herself in a wheelchair, dressed like Kylie for maximum effect. 

“I tried my best to create a more authentic version of Kylie Jenner’s Interview cover, given that I’m, you know, actually disabled and a real life wheelchair user,” Erin wrote on the Tumblr post which has now amassed over 120,000 notes. (more…)

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Viola Davis Is All Smiles on InStyle’s Refreshing January Cover (Forum Buzz)

Over the past two months, InStyle‘s redesign has been a major topic of discussion and it seems as though we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of it in 2016. But seriously, who cares about layout when InStyle treats us to a cover subject like Viola Davis? Those are exactly our sentiments as the American title’s January cover surfaced and found itself wrapped in praise the moment it dropped. Photographed by Jan Welters, the 50-year-old actress flashes a warm and friendly smile on the cover wearing a delicate gray sequined dress from Lanvin, which has us jumping for joy.

US InStyle January 2016 Viola Davis by Jan Welters

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Members of our forums embraced the cover immediately. “Really nice! Love the real SMILE, all the purple and untouched skin!” t-rex praised.

“Viola! She looks stunning,” added a delighted Wolkfolk. (more…)