Grapevine: Chanel hosts first fashion show in Cuba

Chanel hosts first fashion show in Cuba

Glitz and glamor bombarded one of Havana’s main boulevards, as Chanel became the first fashion house to host a runway show in Cuba on Tuesday. Actress Tilda Swinton and supermodel Gisele Bundchen were spotted at the event, as well as former President FidelCastro’s grandson, Tony Castro, an aspiring model. The models, which included Kendall Jenner, Soo Joo Park and Mariacarla Boscono, wore Cuban motifs like sequined black berets and a cruise collection designed for Americans vacationing in the Caribbean. (The first American cruise ship in nearly 40 years docked in the country on Monday.) The show drew some criticism, since Chanel products are not sold in Cuba, and most Cubans can’t afford $5,000 handbags.

Actor Channing Tatum tentatively agrees to date

a 21-year-old with autism

Canadian Carly Fleischmann kicked off the first episode of her new web series, “Speechless with Carly Fleischmann,” with a bold question to special guest Channing Tatum: “Channing, would you date a 21-year-old with autism?” The actor couldn’t hold back laughter as he replied, “yes,” if had got permission from his wife, Jenna Dewan. Fleischmann, who wrote the book “Carly’s Voice,” speaks through a keyboard and says she’s started the first “nonverbal talk show.” Though, if things work out in her favor, she might quit her talk show gig and run off with Tatum. “I’ve got my lawyers working on your divorce papers as we speak!” she said in the segment.

Eddie Murphy has ninth child

On Tuesday, actor Eddie Murphy, 55, welcomed his first child with partner Paige Butcher, a 36-year-old Australian model. The baby girl named Izzy Oona Murphy is Murphy’s ninth child. He shares five children with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, and he has a child with each of his three other ex-wives. His children range in ages from 9 to 26.

‘Frozen’ fans want Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

Over the last few days, “Frozen” fans on Twitter have been petitioning Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in the forthcoming “Frozen 2.” The hashtag blew up after Feminist Culture founder Alexis Isabel Moncadatweeted, “Dear @Disney, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.” Thousands of LGBT advocates chimed in, including Vine star Jeffrey Marsh. “GiveElsaAGirlfriend because LGBT kids deserve to know that there is nothing wrong with them,” he tweeted. In an MTV post, Moncada writes that it’s time to see a princess fall in love with another princess: “Many in the LGBT community view this movie as a metaphor for the experience of coming out and accepting who you are. Yet Elsa, the film’s protagonist, will probably end up with a male prince or king in the upcoming ‘Frozen’ sequel.” Given Disney had no LGBT characters in 2015, according to the GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index released Monday, she might be right.

Thursday’s birthdays

Brian Williams, 57

Craig David, 35

Danielle Fishel, 35

Adele, 28

Chris Brown, 27