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Sofia Coppola makes history at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

by Hafeezah Nazim

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National Water A Flower Day!

News of the Day:

+ Sofia Coppola won the award for Best Director at this year's Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first woman to win the award in 56 years, and the second woman in history to receive the award. Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, stars of her upcoming film The Beguiled, took to Instagram to congratulate her on her massive win. 

+ Justin Timberlake and Eminem are the latest celebs to lend a helping hand in the aftermath of the Manchester, England, attacks. The two musicians took to Twitter to help raise money for the victims, both tweeting the link to a fund created by British Red Cross and the Manchester Evening News to help those affected. The fund has raised more than 2 million dollars to date.   

+ Kim Kardashian recently discussed the aftermath of her sister Kendall Jenner's controversial Pepsi ad on Watch What Happens Live. She told Andy Cohen, "She totally understood at the end of the day, and she felt really awful for it, and she just wants to move on from it." You can watch the clip below. 

+ Nike just announced the release of their annual BETRUE collection this year, celebrating the LGBTQ community in observance of Pride month in June. The 2017 collection features four exclusive pairs of sneakers and apparel ranging from tanks to socks, adorned with the colors of the rainbow. The collection is set to drop June 1 on  

+ Prince William reflected on the importance of mental health, the importance of family, and the 20-year anniversary of Princess Diana's death for his British GQ cover storyThe Duke of Cambridge, who also recently took the time to honor the victims of the Manchester attacks, says, "I am in a better place about it than I have been for a long time, where I can talk about her more openly, talk about her more honestly, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better." 

Deal of the Day:

Vogue and Birchbox have teamed up to bring you a rose-themed beauty box in honor of the 125th anniversary of Vogue. The box is one of the best collaborations we've ever seen from the beauty retailer and features our all-time favorites in the form of rose-colored and -infused products from NARS, JINsoon, OUAI, and many more. Boxes are valued at $224, but you can purchase it for $68 at

Advice of the Day:

"I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” —Tracee Ellis Ross

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