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Well, it almost would've been the most iconic moment of the decade.

Turns out, Beyoncé and Britney Spears are not collaborating after the "Heated" singer asked the pop star to appear in a music video, perhaps for a visual album of Renaissance? But ultimately, the deal did not go through, close sources to Page Six confirm.

It's unclear why the plan fell through or what music video she asked Spears to do.

However, the two are still on good terms, as they have collaborated on projects in the past before. P!nk, Brittany Spears, and Beyoncé did a Pepsi commercial together twenty years ago.



Maybe they will collab in the future?

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Ranking Viral Setting Sprays That Make Your Makeup Last All Night, No Matter What

From Urban Decay to Charlottle Tilbury, these setting sprays will make your makeup last all day and night.

The latest trend on TikTok has been testing out the longevity of setting sprays. Many people think that the "cakey look" comes from the wrong foundation or concealer, but it's all about how you prep your skin before and after, which affects your natural glam.

Check out this list of long-wearing setting sprays that are actually worth buying.

7. ONE/SIZE Mattifying Waterproof Setting Spray

ONE/SIZE On 'Til Dawn Mattifying Waterproof Setting Spray: $30.00
Starting off at No. 7 is the Patrick Star ONE/SIZE mattifying setting spray. The beauty YouTuber lived up to the hype with this setting spray. However, it's not the best everyday spray, making every glam look full coverage. Also, it has 4 out of 5 stars from nearly 800 people on Sephora.com.

6. Urban Decay Vitamin C Setting Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray with Vitamin C: $33.00
Urban Decay makes the list twice because if it's not broken, don't fix it. The All Nighter sprays are all amazing. This one, in particular, has vitamin C, giving the perfect hydration while setting a face. However, it doesn't last all day. The setting spray received nearly five stars, with almost 2,000 people reviewing the product.

5. Too-Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Spray

Too-Faced Hangover 2-in-2 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray: $36.00
The Too-Faced setting spray has been around for a long time, and it's no shocker that it makes the makeup last long. The only downside is that it smells like coconut, which scented products on sensitive skin are not recommended. The spray received four stars from 1,500 people and is a great boost if you've had a hangover and need to do your makeup the next day.

4. Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional: Super Setter Pore-Minimizing Setting Spray

Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional: Super Setter Pore-Minimizing Spray: $33.00
Rated with 4.5 stars from over 2,000 people, Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional is long-lasting, and the name is just perfect. Perfect for a professional setting or a night out. The brand specializes in pore-minimizing, which reflects in the spray.

3. Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist: $17.00
A very popular setting spray, the Morphe continuous setting mist is one of the most affordable sprays and mists perfectly and evenly. The setting spray has 4.4 stars from over 2,000 people.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Spray

Charlotte Tilbury Transfer-Proof Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray: $36.00
The Charlotte Tilbury setting spray doesn't move or transfer all night. With a little over five stars, the spray has a strong rose smell and tends to make a face feel stiff as if a mask is on, which is the best way to describe how well this spray sets.

1. Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

Urban Decay All-Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray: $33.00
The winner of all setting sprays is the Urban Decay All-Nighter. The spray is the true OG of all sprays and sets your makeup just as it says all night. The product was rated by over 12,000 people and received over four stars.

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Doritos is kicking off 2023 with a bang, introducing a new flavor tailor-made for barbecue lovers. 

Fans are lining up to try the all-new Doritos Sweet and Tangy BBQ. The robust flavor is a unique one, combining the smoky taste of a grill with the sweet notes of barbecue sauce. Doritos is inviting lovers of the American mainstay to give their chips a chance the next time they are craving snacks and ribs.





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"We know the BBQ debate is highly contested, and Nashville residents don't often like to stray away from their own BBQ - but Doritos is inviting fans to TRY ANOTHER ANGLE® - chip angle, that is - with Doritos Sweet & Tangy BBQ," the company wrote in a press release. 

Doritos is no stranger to testing out new flavors, most of which have become a huge hit amongst buyers. The Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch debuted in 2021 to rave reviews. Over the summer, the ketchup and mustard flavors caught folks off guard, but in a good way. The official Doritos website sports 13 unique flavors, though different retailers offer the limited edition tastes that we've grown to love.   

If you're looking to get your hands on the Doritos Sweet and Tangy BBQ chips, they are available at grocery stores nationwide. Sam's Club currently has them listed online for $4.48 a bag. 

 

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Every app wants to be TikTok, the most popular entertainment app right now.

At first, Instagram tried overdoing reels, which backfired; now, Twitter is adding a For You page, which is known to be a staple to the video app.

The new phone change will be hitting IOS users first. Twitter took away the star button initially and replaced it with For You, and now it has the following button Following. Now when you open the tab, it'll say For You.

For You is customized to your interests of what you like and what you could possibly like on TikTok. Now on Twitter, the For You page will show tweets you may be interested in instead of in chronological order.

The Verge reports that this isn't the first time that Twitter has copied something from TikTok.

On Tuesday night, Twitter tweeted about the update.

The "For you" and "Following" tabs replace "Home" and "Latest" and will be pinned to the top of your timeline so you can easily switch between them. Swipe to switch timelines instead of tapping the icon.

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 11, 2023

"The 'For you' and 'Following' tabs replace 'Home' and 'Latest' and will be pinned to the top of your timeline so you can easily switch between them. Swipe to switch timelines instead of tapping the icon." 

Some people are not happy with the update and do not care.

We did not ask for this stupid shit, change it back

— ABGOHARD (@abgohard1) January 11, 2023

Who cares, stop cropping pictures

— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) January 11, 2023

TWITTER THIS ISNT FUCKING TIKTOK WE DONT NEED A FOLLOWING OR FOR YOU PAGE CHANGE IT BACK

— Isaac (21-21) (9-8) (@mikalbridge) January 11, 2023

I swear TikTok got all these social media apps rattled cos why is there a For You Page on twitter now????

— Albz (@albzmadeit) January 11, 2023

This seems really familiar...

— Justin Yarbrough (@FatElvis04) January 11, 2023

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A Missouri City police officer just became ineligible to run for Houston mayor after she was charged with domestic assault-family violence.

Robin Williams faces allegations of domestic violence from two different situations using her baton and Taser on her boyfriend. She was taken into custody on Tuesday.



 

Last spring, Williams launched a bid campaign to run for Houston mayor. However, she is now accused of beating her boyfriend, which was caught on camera.

Her bond has been set for $15,000, and she cannot have contact with her boyfriend, cannot possess a firearm, and her concealed carry permit has been suspended.

On New Year's Eve, police arrived at Williams' home after getting a phone call about a domestic disturbance in the house. The victim told officers that Williams arrived home early that day. The two got into a heated argument resulting in Williams punching him in the mouth, where he started to bleed.

The victim also has a video of an incident on Aug.4, showing the Missouri City police officer yelling at him from her car, then getting out to beat him with her baton. He apparently broke her phone, which she hit several times with the baton in the body and legs while he recorded.

Another argument happened in August. Following an argument, Williams ran into the bedroom, got her Taser, and shot him with it, according to court documents.

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Mielle Organics Joins Forces With P&G Beauty

   

Mielle Organics continues to make strides in the beauty industry. On Wednesday, P&G announced that the leading haircare and beauty brand would join P&G Beauty.

Founded in 2014 by dynamic husband-and-wife dup Monique and Melvin Rodriguez, Mielle Organics will join P&G, further expanding access to healthy hair products and services for Black women worldwide.

Mielle will continue to be led by the co-founders as CEO and COO and will operate as an independent subsidiary.

"From the moment we stepped into P&G, we saw a diverse team of leaders who share our values and vision for innovation, education and community empowerment, including several Black leaders who play a key role in the hair care and beauty businesses," said Monique Rodriguez, co-founder and CEO. "This partnership gives Mielle an opportunity to serve more textured hair consumers with the great products and formulas that our community loves."

As a part of this historic deal, the two companies have each committed $10 million to Mielle Cares non-profit, which provides information and resources to advance initiatives important to Black and Brown communities. P&G's investment will also help expand Mielle Cares' work in promoting racial and gender equality through platforms like Widen the Screen and My Black is Beautiful.

"We founded Mielle Cares to give back to our community who has been so instrumental in the success of Mielle," said Melvin Rodriguez, co-founder and chief operating officer for Mielle Organics. "Mielle remains committed to leading with purpose and impact and serving as a beacon in historically underserved communities. Expanding our impact in Black and Brown communities will become an even greater focus in the years ahead."

Mielle has had an impressive period of growth since its launch. Over the last three years, Ms. Rodriguez secured funding from the New Voices Fund for Women of Color and a subsequent nine-figure investment from Berkshire Partners. During that time, less than one percent of Black women secured $1 million in funding.

"This moment was made possible by our hardworking team, the visionaries who came before us, and the trust and partnership with investors like New Voices and Berkshire Partners," said Ms. Rodriguez. "Now we can pay it forward by continuing the cycle of investment and mentorship through Mielle Cares."

Founded in 2014 by CEO Monique Rodriguez, Mielle Organics is a popular Black-founded, woman-led global beauty brand rooted in natural ingredients. With a heavy emphasis on incorporating healthier elements as its "root to results," Mielle Organics' collection of beauty products is designed for Black women. Their products can be found in more than 100,000 stores across the U.S. in retailers such as Ulta Beauty, Sally Beauty, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart.

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"Abbott Elementary" is showing no signs of slowing down, as the hit sitcom has been renewed for a third season. 

The news comes after the show's incredible Golden Globe victory Tuesday night. "Abbott Elementary" landed the award for Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical) at this year's ceremony. Less than 24 hours later, ABC announced that the beloved show would return for a third season. 

"Abbott Elementary" has been consistently favored since its debut on December 7th, 2021. The show centers around a quirky group of dedicated educators working hard to ensure their students' success despite day-to-day hiccups in the Philadelphia public school system. Viral sensation Quinta Brunson is behind the hilarious sitcom, which she stars in and executive produces. 

On Wednesday, Channing Dungey, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Television Group, released a statement to Deadline, praising the cast and producers for making everyone laugh while honoring teachers in the process. 

"Abbott Elementary is the gift that keeps on giving, and I look forward to many more magnificent episodes of this brilliant, authentic, and just plain funny series," Dungey wrote. 

Currently in its second season, "Abbott Elementary" airs as a part of ABC's Wednesday night primetime lineup, holding the 9:00 p.m. slot that was once occupied by "Modern Family." Following the season two premiere on September 21st, ratings for the show quadrupled after just one week of multiplatform viewing. 

Congrats to Quinta and the crew!

wild 24 hours!
golden globes for Abbott, Tyler and myself (thankful)
Sag nominations for Abbott (thank you SAG!)
The Abbott Hair and Makeup team are nominited for the SGA's and we are so proud of them
and last but not least-

Abbott Elementary has been renewed for season 3!

— quinta brunson (@quintabrunson) January 11, 2023

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Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka and Grammy-nominated rapper Cordae are expecting their first child together.

The tennis star took to Instagram to announce the news. She's going to be a mom!





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"Can't wait to get back on the court, but here's a little life update for 2023," the 25-year-old announced.

She also included a note in the following slide reminiscing on the year and what's the come in 2023.  It was in English and Japanese.

"The past few years have been interesting, to say the least, but I find that it's the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun. These few months away from the sport has really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I've dedicated my life to."

The post continued, "I realize that life is so short and I don't take any moments for granted, every day is a new blessing and adventure. I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future, one thing I'm looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, 'that's my mom,' haha."

The tennis pro did allude to taking a break from playing the sport while she's pregnant and will resume after.

She then said as a "sidenote, I don't think there's a perfectly correct path to take in life, but I always felt that if you move forward with good intentions, you'll find your way eventually."

The star-studded couple began dating in 2019, attending an L.A Clippers game for their first date.





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Cordae also didn't know he was dating a tennis pro and said the only thing he could tell you about tennis is "Venus and Serena Williams."

"If you asked me about tennis before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they're just a part of the culture," he told GQ.

The two will be amazing parents, congratulations!

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Rumor has it that the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks may be joining the cast of Bravo's 'Married To Medicine.'

Parks recently revealed her relationship with a doctor during BravoCon 2022, and sources say the reality TV star is set to appear in the upcoming season of MTM, according to All About The Tea. 

During a panel with her co-stars from Ultimate Girls' trip Season 2, Parks shared that she and her boo have been dating for almost a year. 

According to TheYBF.com, sources say RHOA producers reportedly tried to get her to come back to the show, but her asking salary price was too high. Like many Bravo shows, Married to Medicine has high ratings and is said to have a budget for Parks.

From seasons 3-9, Phaedra Parks was loved for her witty remarks and humor on RHOA. However, in April 2017, the reality star was fired from Bravo after spreading rumors about her fellow cast member, Kandi Burrus, saying she and her husband conspired to rape Porsha Williams.

Parks said that she was only repeating was she reportedly heard from the show producers. "I'm sorry, I shouldn't have repeated it. I didn't know. If something would have happened to you, I would've been a bad friend," Phaedra told Williams during the reunion to season nine of RHOA.

Unfortunately, her co-stars and Andy Cohen were not convinced, and she was forced to leave the show.

Parks later returned to reality tv when she appeared on season two of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition in 2020 and, in 2021, The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, the franchise's 'mash-up' series produced by Peacock featuring women from the 'Real Housewives' shows.

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The Chrisleys must report to federal prisons next week after their bail application was denied.

In November, a jury convicted the Chrisley Knows Best stars of multimillion-dollar bank fraud and tax evasion, sending them to prison for 19 years combined.

According to reports, on Jan 17, Todd, 53, will begin serving a 12-year sentence at Federal Prison Camp Pensacola, while Julie, 50, will serve her seven-year sentence at Federal Correctional Institution and Federal Prison Camp Marianna, located about two-and-a-half hours away from Todd.

Court records show that the couple's motion for bail pending appeal and their request for an extension of 21 days was denied on Tuesday.

According to one legal expert, the prisons that the Chrisleys will be reporting to are "no country club."

Veteran defense attorney Paul Cambria said that Julie will be headed to a camp, which is "still confinement," adding that a "camp is the best place to be."

"They're almost like a college dormitory situation.  There's usually no fences or barbed wire or things like that.  There's obviously monitors and cameras and so on, but it is a fairly relaxed atmosphere," he said.

"The camps are basically for white collar, non-violent - a lot of dollars-and-cents kind of crimes," said Cambria, "things where violence is not involved." The population typically consists of "business people, professionals, lawyers, doctors, dentists, and accountants," he added.

According to the Bureau of Prisons, the FPC Pensacola is a 23-acre, male-only, minimum-security prison.



The U.S. Attorney for the North District of Georgia said each would serve three years of supervised release after serving their prison sentences.

The Chrisley's attorney, Alex Little of Burr & Forman LLP, said, "Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about what taxes the couple paid.  Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the road ahead."
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