Grapevine: Ciara and Russell Wilson tie the knot
Ciara and Russell Wilson tie the knot
Singer Ciara has one, two stepped down the aisle with Seattle Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson. The couple both posted the same photo Wednesday on Twitter and Instagram showing Ciara in a wedding gown and Wilson in a tuxedo with the caption, “We are The Wilsons!” A representative for Ciara confirmed the marriage and said the wedding took place at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. According to a source for E! News, Wilson, 27, could barely keep his composure as Ciara, 30, walked down the aisle wearing a custom Roberto Cavalli dress designed by the label’s creative director, Peter Dundas. Ciara’s son, Future, stood by the couple during the ceremony.
Adele kicks off tour, pays tribute to Prince
Adele kicked off her much anticipated U.S. tour Tuesday in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she celebrated her first Fourth of July. She saw a local parade and sampled chicken on a donut from a diner, according to Billboard. During the concert, she paid tribute to Prince by leaving the stage and playing the video for his 1994 hit “The Most Beautiful Girl In the World.” After, she told the sold-out crowd she couldn’t do a cover justice: “I did maybe consider covering a song, but f*** it, it’s Prince.” Adele will make Michigan feel her love with stops at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Sept. 6-7. Sorry if you want to go — tickets sold out last year faster than you could say “Hello.”
Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ gets a feminist remake
Twenty years later, the Spice Girls’ hit “Wannabe” is making a comeback, thanks to the United Nations. The Global Goals for Sustainable Development campaign produced a music video featuring women around the world sharing what they “really really want.” A few requests: quality education for all girls, end child marriage and equal pay for equal work. The movement encourages women to tweet their wishes with the hashtag #WhatIReallyReallyWant, and the messages be shared with world leaders in September. Victoria Beckham, known as Posh Spice, jumped on board, tweeting: “#WhatIReallyReallyWant is no more girls dying of HIV.” Melanie Chisholm, Sporty Spice, tweeted the video, saying “Flattered and honoured that our crazy song is being used so beautifully.”
Schwarzenegger’s daughter seeks stories of women
Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of The Terminator — aka former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger — will be at T.J. Maxx in Beverly Hills this week for her “Road to Real” nationwide tour. The 26-year-old author and blogger is talking with women in 16 cities about their accomplishments, dreams and challenges to capture their stories. “Women all over the country are doing their best to make it work, defying convention and making their own rules ... I look forward to learning a lot from the women I meet along the way,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. Meet Schwarzenegger and share your story at 17740 W. 13 Mile, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and 2-5 p.m. Friday.
■The Museum of Contemporary Art will screen the Michigan premiere of “Death Metal Angola” — a documentary about a war survivor’s effort to organize Angola’s first rock concert — at 8 p.m. Sunday , followed by a Q&A with director and performance artist Jeremy Xido. Tickets are $5 for nonmuseum members. The Detroit Institute of Arts will host Xido’s accompanying piece “The Angola Project,” for free at 8 p.m. July 14.
Compiled by Stephanie Steinberg
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