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Actor Michael B. Jordan is People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2020. The magazine made the announcement late Tuesday.

"It's a cool feeling," Jordan says. "You know, everybody always made that joke, like, 'Mike, this is the one thing you're probably not going to get'. But it's a good club to be a part of."

The 33-year-old Creed and Black Panther star succeeds singer/songwriter John Legend, who recently declared former GOT star Jason Momoa as his choice for the 2020 title.

Jordan gained worldwide fame as Erik Killmonger in Marvel's Black Panther, which grossed over $1 billion at the box office in 2018.

His other notable roles include Fruitvale Station, Chronicle, That Awkward Moment, Fahrenheit 451, Fantastic Four, Just Mercy, and HBO's The Wire.

He also played Reggie Porter Montgomery on the TV soap opera All My Children from 2003 to 2006.

Jordan, who is rumored to be bisexual, shares a home with his parents (who are both separated).
 

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GQ magazine has named Megan Thee Stallion Rapper of the Year. The 26-year-old "Savage" rapper was chosen from a short list of rappers who don't mumble.

Megan, who is best known for her stripper anthem "WAP" with fellow rapper Cardi B, covers GQ's 25th annual Men of the Year issue.

She said: "I want [Black women] to be sassier. I want us to demand more, be more outspoken, keep speaking and just keep demanding what you deserve."

She added: "Don't change — just get better. Grow from these situations. Don't be beating yourself up about these situations. I feel we keep this stuff in and there's some kind of way we flip it on ourselves. We didn't f--- up — we didn't do something wrong."

It isn't clear what criteria GQ used to pick the Rapper of the Year. It must be her in-your-face attitude that scored points with the judges.

She did share her personal take on the Tory Lanez shooting that made her a household name over the summer.

"Like, I never put my hands on nobody," she told GQ. "I barely even said anything to the man who shot me when I was walking away. We were literally like five minutes away from the house."

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Olivia Wilde slammed conservative activist Candace Owens after she criticized British pop singer Harry Styles for wearing dresses during a recent magazine photo shoot.

Harry, an ex member of the boy band One Direction, became the first male to appear solo on the cover of Vogue. He marked the occasion by blurring gender norms in a photo shoot that featured him wearing dresses.

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On Sunday, Candace retweeted a Vogue post with the comment:

"There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men."

Director and actress Wilde, who is friends with Harry and cast him in her new movie Don't Worry Darling, reacted angrily to the conservative commentator's post, tweeting, "You're Pathetic."

Candace later clarified her "manly men" comment in a follow-up tweet.

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In his Vogue interview Harry explained he shops for women's clothing to challenge gender norms in society.

"I'll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women's clothes thinking they're amazing.

"It's like anything - anytime you're putting barriers up in your own life, you're just limiting yourself."

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The Centers for Disease Control has changed its guidance on face masks once again. This time the CDC emphasizes that face masks protect you, rather than just the people around you.

The CDC's old guidance, which changes with the political climate, claimed face masks don't protect you, they protect those around you.

The CDC's updated guidance also advocates cloth masks over the blue surgical masks littering beaches and city landscapes.

According to the CDC: "Studies demonstrate that cloth mask materials can also reduce wearers' exposure to infectious droplets through filtration, including filtration of fine droplets and particles less than 10 microns."

The coronavirus is 1 micron or less.

The CDC suggests wearing multiple layers of cloth with higher thread counts such as silk, which the CDC claims filters "nearly 50% of fine particles less than 1 micron."

The CDC maintains that silk "may help repel moist droplets and reduce fabric wetting and thus maintain breathability and comfort."

About the cover

Maryland rapper IDK, real name Jason Mills, is pictured above on the cover of British GQ Style issue 31.

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IDK, who was born in London, is the first artist ever to creative direct his own GQ cover, which was shot by Micaiah Carter.

IDK (Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge) explains, "The cloth represents roots. The doll represents youth. And I represent the 70 per cent [sic], which is education."
 

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Women's Health

Kelly Rowland is expecting her second child with her husband Tim Weatherspoon.

The former Destiny's Child singer told Women's Health magazine that she and Weatherspoon had discussed potentially having another child when the Covid-19 pandemic happened, at which point they decided to, "see what happens".

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Kelly is already mother to 5-year-old son Titan Weatherspoon.

The 39-year-old added that she was nervous about sharing her happy news considering the high-risk of having a baby while pushing 40.

She is also concerned about the fading coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming U.S. presidential election. "But you still want to remind people that life is important. And being able to have a child," she told Women's Health. "I'm knocking at 40's door in February. Taking care of myself means a lot to me."

Kelly has been taking regular yoga classes, as well as walking and stretching alongside a physical therapist. And while she's been craving chocolate and peanut butter, she's managed to maintain the majority of her healthy diet - which includes drinking four liters of water per day.

The singer revealed her pregnancy by showing off her growing baby bump on the cover of the publication. Her baby is due later this year.
 

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty says she is open to raising children as a single mother after multiple failed relationships with emotionally unavailable men.

The 32-year-old Bajan, who is fast approaching the high-risk age for pregnant women, graces the cover of British Vogue magazine.

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Rihanna posed for a high-fashion photo shoot by well-known fashion photographer Steven Klein.

She revealed to British Vogue that she is aware of her emotional flaws that led her to have failed relationships with men and at least one woman.

She said that, despite her history of failed relationships, she still wants to raise "three or four children" alone if she has to.

"Would I do it on my own? Hell yeah!" she told the magazine. She said she wants to have children within the next 10 years.

Rihanna dismissed the advice of childcare experts who say children are more well-rounded and mentally healthy if they grow up in a stable 2-parent household with a mother and father.

"I feel like society makes me want to feel like 'Oh you got it wrong...' They diminish you as a mother, [if] there's not a dad in your kids' lives," she said.

Rihanna suggested she wants to have children to give her the happiness she feels she can't get from men.

"The only thing that matters is happiness, that's the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That's the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love."

The pop singer split from Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel in January after dating long distance for three years.

Her exes include troubled singer Chris Brown and bisexual rappers Drake and A$AP Rocky.

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Singer/songwriter SZA is very unhappy with the way her latest Rolling Stone magazine cover story turned out.

The singer appears on "The Takeover" issue of Rolling Stone alongside rapper Megan Thee Stallion and singer Normani. But on Twitter, SZA suggested the cover didn't reflect her high morals.

"Not doing any videos Interviews or photos for the rest of my life lol don't ask," she tweeted angrily on Thursday.

Fans speculated that the sexualized Rolling Stone cover, with its dominatrix overtones, led to her tweet.

SZA added: "S/o Normani and meg tho . My sisters who I love very much and respect deeply . Honored to be apart of ANYTHING w the two of those BLACK QUEENS."

In response to a fan who replied with a picture of the cover, SZA wrote: "If u care about me delete this."

The cover was shot by photographer Campbell Addy.

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Lizzo has credited her therapist for giving her the "courage to be vulnerable as a vocalist".

The "Good As Hell" star suffered an emotional breakdown while on tour in 2018. Afterwards she decided to start seeing a therapist.

The songbird described her breakdown as "really scary". Lizzo told Rolling Stone magazine that "being vulnerable with someone I didn't know, then learning how to be vulnerable with people that I do know, gave me the courage to be vulnerable as a vocalist."

Shortly before heading out on the road for her 2018 tour, the 31-year-old, real name Melissa Jefferson, split from her boyfriend - whose identity she has kept secret.

While the split was a difficult time for the star, it's one she knew she needed to go through.

"As f**ked up as it sounds, I needed that heartbreak experience," she explained. "I'm not sad, because I use the pain so constructively. It's inevitable. The pain is human experience."

With the help of her therapist and a new outlook on life, Lizzo is working on a "relationship with my family" and opening herself "up to friendships".

"I open myself up to the idea of children, which is big for me, ’cause my albums are my babies," she added.
 

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President Donald Trump was not impressed that Time magazine chose 16-year-old high school dropout Greta Thunberg as 2019 person of the year.

Thunberg is a Swedish activist who travels the world by train and boat to campaign against climate change.

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In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump called Time magazine's choice "ridiculous" and suggested Greta work on her "Anger Management" and make new friends her age.

"Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend," he wrote.

He added: "Chill Greta, Chill!"

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Trump was referring to Greta's angry outbursts and her habit of speaking to adults in a disrespectful tone. According to her handlers, Greta is "autistic.”

In response to Trump's tweet, Greta, who has 3 million followers, changed her Twitter bio to read:

"A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."

Trump is the 2nd world leader to publicly spank the teenager this week.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro rebuked Greta after she criticized his country for not protecting indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon.

"It's impressive that the press is giving space to a brat like that," Bolsonaro said.

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Cardi B and Offset turned to the church to help save their failing marriage after she caught him cheating on her.

The hip-hop power couple tied the knot in September, 2017. They welcomed their first child, daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus in July, 2018. But by December 2018, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper announced she and Offset had parted ways.

Cardi B and Offset, both 27, reconciled months later, thanks to priests who made house calls.

In a cover story interview for the January 2020 issue of U.S. Vogue magazine, Cardi confessed she tuned to priests to help restore her faith in men.

"Everybody on social media acts like relationships is perfect," she said in her familiar broken English. "Everybody has issues. I believe in forgiveness. I prayed on it. Me and my husband, we prayed on it. We had priests come to us. And we just came to an understanding like, bro, it's really us against the world," she said.

On the cover, Cardi cradles her 16-month-old daughter in her lap. She wears a red polka dot dress. Her legs spread open seductively. She wears her black, straight hair slicked back. Her and Kulture's baby hairs are laid to perfection.

Defending her decision to stand by her husband, Cardi added, "people were so mad at me; a lot of women felt disappointed in me."

She addressed her female fans who may find themselves in a similar situation.

"If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you're depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you're not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation."

Despite new rumors that Offset cheated on her again, she added: "He has my back for everything, I have his back for everything."

Vogue cover credits: Michael Kors Collection dress. Cartier earring and rings. Tiffany &Co. bracelet. Jimmy Choo shoes. Hair, Tokyo Stylez; makeup, Hannah Murray. Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, January 2020