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This Horrible New App Allows You to Rate People You Know

Just when you thought you escaped the immaturity and ridiculous social structure of high school, technology swoops down to bring it back into our lives. Introducing Peeple, a new app that allows you to rate… people. Yep. Peeple, which is being described as a Yelp for human beings is set to likely launch in late November, so you can judge folks in time for the holiday season. Because that’s what the holidays are all about, after all.

Users will be able to enter people’s names into the system and rate personalities and character – and you can’t opt out of the app once someone puts your name in, or delete neagative reviews. But, so the app doesn’t turn into a one-stop shop for bullies, creators Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough have “integrity features” to keep things from getting too nasty. You can’t post anonymous reviews (so if you’ve got something mean to say, your subject will know it’s coming from you) and you need to be at least 21 and have a Facebook account in order to review. You also need to have the person’s phone number in order to add them to the database – and you have to confirm you actually know the person you’re reviewing. If you’re signed up to the app, you’ve got 48 hours to contest any negative reviews. If you’re not – congratulations, because no one will be able to see people talking smack about you on social media. Hooray!

But even with all the precautions, we’re still not convinced – it feels a little icky to basically come for somebody’s character online and rate them as one might rate, say, a noodle shop or a yoga studio. Ironic that an app with the name Peeple could seem so dehumanizing.

[via Washington Post]

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Not Just a Pretty Face: Bella Hadid Is Training for the Olympics

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Bella Hadid is making waves in the fashion industry, but posing in photos and looking flawless isn’t all she’s about. The model could be off to Rio in 2016 – and not for a photoshoot. Hadid is a nationally-ranked equestrian and has been training to hopefully compete in the Olympics next year.

Hadid tells Porter magazine that she’s been riding since she was three years old. “My devotion stemmed from my mom’s love of horses. I have been riding since I could walk and the fact that my mom knew everything about horses really helped my passion grow,” she said. The accompanying spread in the issue pictures Hadid horseback riding in smart equestrian-inspired attire. She looks like a winner already.

Hadid clearly has a high-profile, jet-setting lifestyle, but she is able to find her center through the sport.”You know how every model is like, ‘I do yoga.’ Well, I find horses have the same effect. You have to put your ego aside and concentrate on making the horse do the things you want it to do and move in the way you want it to move.”

It is not yet known which equestrian events Hadid will compete in, but we’re definitely hoping she makes it to Rio to represent for Team USA!

[via E!]

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Jesinta Campbell Would Like to ‘Block Out’ Her Miss Universe Stint

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It’s the competition that made her a household name, but Jesinta Campbell is so embarrassed by her hair, makeup and outfit choices from when she was Miss Universe Australia that she’d prefer to block out her reign altogether. 

Speaking to Sydney Confidential, the model admitted that her pageant queen look was “just so tacky”, which is a fair call compared to her chic and well-groomed appearance (with thanks to her stylist sister, Aleysha Campbell) on red carpets these days. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Pat McGrath Debuts Her Gold Pigment, Grace Jones Has Some Opinions on Kim Kardashian’s Paper Cover

  • Pat McGrath spent the day putting her forthcoming pigment Gold 001 on models and assorted Parisians. We’re hoping this means that she will be officially launching her own makeup label. [Fashionista]
  • Lena Dunham leaves Twitter because of mean Internet trolls. [Page Six]
  • The New York Times ponders: Is there ever an instance when cultural appropriation is OK? [NYT]
  • Jennifer Hudson covers Time Out New York. [Time Out]
  • Nicki Minaj is coming out with a new sitcom based on her life for ABC Family. [Deadline]
  • Patti LaBelle’s cooking special is a must-watch. [Gawker]
  • Grace Jones wonders why Jean-Paul Goude photographed “basic” Kim Kardashian for Paper. [Complex]
  • Of course Bar Refaeli’s wedding gown was an absolute vision. [InStyle]
  • Mariah Carey is collaborating with MAC on a lipstick for the holidays and a full collection coming next year. [@MariahCarey]
  • Kendall Jenner would like for you to enjoy this photo of her Balmain-clad booty. [@kendalljenner]