March 04, 2021 - 14:53 GMT Hanna Fillingham Rebel Wilson took to Instagram to share a video of herself looking stunning in a figure-flattering outfit and skinny jeans in footage from inside her garden Rebel Wilson has made sure that her 41st year was celebrated in style despite the lockdown restrictions. The Cats actress has been sharing some fun behind-the-scenes footage on social media following her low-key party, and her latest video was more than impressive. MORE: Rebel Wilson unveils show-stopping birthday cake In the clip posted on Instagram, the Pitch Perfect star looked incredible in skinny jeans and a vibrant yellow blazer cinched in at the waist, to enhance her slim figure. Loading the player... VIDEO: Rebel Wilson wows in stylish outfit in poolside footage Rebel looked like she was having the best time too, holding a pair of sparklers outside in her garden, while posing in front of her pool. MORE: Rebel Wilson films tour of vast $3million home during birthday celebrations SEE: Rebel Wilson shows off toned physique in mesh workout look at the gym The actress spaced her birthday celebrations out over several days, and on the eve of turning 41, she was surprised by a group of friends at the Marybourne Beverly Hills. Rebel Wilson looked incredible in a vibrant blazer cinched in at the waist The star shared a photo of herself and her friends posing on the bed in a hotel suite, all wearing matching RW dressing gowns, while posing with pink helium balloons and masks with photographs of Rebel's face. Back at the star's home, she was treated to more pink-themed treats, including a show-stopping cake. MORE: Rebel Wilson embraces natural beauty in beach photo MORE: Rebel Wilson looks incredible in unique leather-look leggings The Hollywood star has been sharing plenty of photos on social media since the beginning of the year, giving … [Read more...] about Rebel Wilson looks unreal in figure-flattering outfit by the pool in her sprawling garden
Photo: Michael Brandy You may recognize Tuma Basa as the creator of Spotify’s popular RapCaviar playlist or in his current position as Director of Black Music and Culture at YouTube or in any of the many roles he has occupied at media organizations like MTV and BET as the digital revolution has changed the way we encounter and interact with music. The pathways to success have shifted. In February, he helped launch the #YouTubeBlackVoices Fund, a grant program honoring over 130 gifted Black creators internationally; it was borne out of last summer’s racial reckoning, when YouTube revealed a $100 million fund dedicated to nurturing greater variety and creating more opportunities for its users. Basa speaks of the big picture in the optimistic terms you might expect to hear from a music-media fixture who has had speaking engagements around the world, but when you break through that and into his backstory — born in Congo in the ’70s, he split his formative years between Zimbabwe and America’s Midwest, where his dream of becoming a rapper was complicated by the fact that these areas hadn’t yet built the necessary hip-hop industry infrastructure to make such a thing very easy — he seems less like an optimist and more like someone who’s now using his pull to smooth and pave roads that weren’t open to him in his youth. His excitement about the future is infectious, though I can’t help feeling as though we’ll eventually bungle it. Over the last 20 years you’ve worked at BET, MTV, Revolt, Spotify, and now YouTube. In that span of time, Black music has pushed its way to the forefront of American pop culture. In what ways do you feel that the music business has gotten better about handling Black artists and their careers, and what improvements do you think are still necessary? In the past, there was always a question about whether you could turn a profit on a Black film with a Black cast and a Black writer and director, when all it took was just the chance to … [Read more...] about Tuma Basa Changed Spotify With a Playlist. YouTube’s Next.
Photo: Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw/Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. When filmmakers Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw first wandered into the Piedmont mountains, they thought they’d fallen into a fairytale kingdom. The tiny, steep towns and foggy woods seemed to them to be a place out of time, an Italian Brigadoon dotted with people following the old ways like pressing their own wine and making their own clothes. Even more beguiling, the pair soon heard about certain men who hunt in those woods for the elusive Alba truffle, secretive foragers who search with their dogs by night, not even telling their families where they go. Dweck and Kershaw’s resulting documentary The Truffle Hunters follows several of the oldest of these men — like Carlo, the impish 88-year-old who sneaks out a window to go truffling, and Aurelio, who is a spry 84. The documentarians track the men and their dogs on their hunts, but they don’t actually try to uncover their mysteries. (I only worked out their names thanks to the press materials.) There’s therefore a lovely reticence in this quiet and beautiful film: It picks its way carefully, like a deer, trying not to disturb the enchantment. Life is not, of course, a fairytale. Even in the Alpine hills, existence cannot be all lamplit conversations over wine and piles of jewel-bright tomatoes and dogs staring dreamily into their owners’ faces. Cruelty encroaches, as does climate change. The white truffles that Carlo, Sergio (a relative youngster in his ‘60s), and Aurelio are hunting are tremendously valuable. Late in the film, we see a magnificent specimen displayed on a red velvet cushion at some kind of expo or auction — the film never really tells us where we are — which sells for over €100,000. Everyone notes that there are fewer full-grown truffles every year, that the dryer and warmer weather has disrupted their mysterious and un-cultivatable process. Competition is fierce. We hear that rival trufflers are violating … [Read more...] about Heads for the Hills and Returns With a Feast for the Senses