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Celebrities With HIV

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HIV is a virus that weakens a person’s immune system by destroying CD4 cells, a type of white blood cell. While there’s still no cure for HIV, it’s highly manageable with antiretroviral therapy. With regular treatment, a person living with HIV can expect to live as long as a person without HIV. Despite all we know about HIV, there remains a lot of stigma surrounding it. The fact is, anyone can contract HIV — even the richest and famous people in the world.

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is a hero on several levels. Not only is he a former basketball star, but he’s also one of the first celebrities to inform the world that he’s HIV-positive. Johnson made his announcement in 1991 — a time when the public believed a great number of misconceptions about HIV. Over 25 years later, Johnson has made good on his plan for living a long time. While still involved in sports as a commentator, he also started the Magic Johnson Foundation, an educational organization whose aim is to prevent the spread of HIV.

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Freddie Mercury

The lead singer of Queen kept his HIV diagnosis in secret for years. He died just a few days after the announcement of his illness. He was 45 years old at the time of his death in November 1991. His melodic voice and musical talents, as well as his fight against HIV, continue to inspire people today.

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Charlie Sheen

In 2015, actor Charlie Sheen publicly announced his HIV diagnosis. Though Sheen has been HIV-positive since 2011, he decided to publicize his condition to raise awareness. Adding to the controversy is his admission that he continued to have relations with women knowing that he was HIV-positive at the time.

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Victoria’s Secret Angels Are Gifting (And Hopefully Getting) These As Christmas Gifts

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Yet as over-the-top a distraction from reality the event may be, holiday wish lists and shopping to-dos are still top of mind. In fact, backstage at the show, several Angels shared what they’re hoping to give (and get!) this holiday season. From decadent bath bombs to the wellness warrior’s new secret weapon, seven Victoria’s Secret runway stars reveal the presents they’re hoping to find under the tree this season.

Gigi Hadid

“A great new bath bomb! I don’t take a lot of baths, but when I do I want it to be super bubbly and have something sparkly in it.”

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Jasmine Tookes

“I love candles. I have a candle cabinet in my house that is stacked. I love ones with sandalwood. They’re very relaxing and calming.”

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Elsa Hosk

“The Theragun! It’s like a power gun that you use to massage your muscles. It’s such a good gift to give to people that are active and work out because it really works.”

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Behati Prinsloo

“I’m loving the Supermodel Body Shimmer that Charlotte Tilbury used on me today because I’m all for good healthy tanning. I also love getting people gift cards so they can just pick out what they want.”

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Kelsey Merritt

“I’m obsessed with diffusers and essential oils! And they’re always such a nice Christmas gift. I love peppermint oil especially this time of year.”

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The Latest Incarnation Of Aladdin (And Live Action Disney Princess)

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When the teaser trailer for Walt Disney Pictures’ Aladdin debuted in October. Hence, fans got a first look at Mena Massoud as the titular street rat. The sneak peek showed him entering the Cave of Wonders and finding a magical lamp. Thus, moments before he’d finally meet Genie (Will Smith).

At the time, fans didn’t get to see Genie—or Naomi Scott’s Princess Jasmine.

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After months of anticipation, their wishes were finally granted this morning. Therefore, as the acting trio appears on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Dec. 28, 2018/Jan. 4, 2019 issue. Smith, in particular, had big shoes to fill. Hence, as the late Robin Williams originated the role when the animated film was released in 1992. “Whenever you’re doing things that are iconic, it’s always terrifying,” he admits. “The question is always: Where was there meat left on the bone? Robin didn’t leave a lot of meat on the bone with the character.”. But, as director Guy Ritchie explains, “The great thing about the role of the Genie. Therefore, is that it’s essentially a hyperbole for who that individual actor is. So it’s a wonderful platform and tapestry for an actor to fill his boots on.”

A Big Shoes To Fill

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Since Williams “infused the character with a timeless version of himself,” Smith decided to follow suit. “I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that was an homage to Robin Williams. But, musically different. Just the flavor of the character would be different enough. And unique enough that it would be in a different lane. Thus, versus trying to compete.” And so, his take on the character will pull from his oeuvre. “I think it’ll stand out as unique even in the Disney world,” Smith says. “There hasn’t been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history.”

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Ritchie is still working out the special effects for Genie, so the image fans see on the magazine’s cover likely won’t be what they see onscreen. “I wanted a muscular 1970s dad,” the director says. “He was big enough to feel like a force—not so muscular that he looked like he was counting his calories, but formidable enough to look like you knew when he was in the room.”

The Casting Process

Massoud and Scott won their roles after an exhaustive global casting call. But even after they were hired, they had to work overtime to do their characters justice. “The singing and dancing I had to really train and put in time for,” the actor explains, “as I’m predominantly an actor first.”

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For the live-action remake (hitting theaters May 24, 2019), Ritchie wanted to ensure Jasmine was “a more rounded character and maybe not being such a stereotype of the time.” It’s a sentiment Scott, a lifelong fan of the original, appreciated. “Jasmine’s main objective at the beginning is to really protect her people and to do right by them,” she says. “She definitely isn’t a finished article at the beginning of the movie, but she has this beautiful arc and progression…”

Rest assured, Ritchie has plenty of surprises in store.

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Sexiest Looks From the Met Gala

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Okay, I know the Met Gala is already zillion months ago. But hey, there is nothing wrong with reminiscing the best dressed people in the world. For now, we are going to focus on the sexist dresses celebrities wear on the event. Let us know whether you agree or not with the list.

Selena Gomez

In an ethereal tiered gown with a see-through skirt, Selena Gomez spelled Y-O-W-Z-A! This here is what we called sexy and elegant. Am I right or what?

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Cara Delevingne

In a sheer, black gown with criss-cross details, Cara Delevigne tempted any person alive with her dress. The dress is not only sexy but it also high fashion. With the face cover and such.

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Zoe Kravitz

In a see-through lace gown with a sky-high slit, Zoe Kravits was flirted with camera and human eyes everywhere. The dress is not only sexy, it also an epitome of how women should appreciate their body more often. Way to go Zoe!

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Miley Cyrus

In a plunging, backless halter gown. Miley Cyrus has changed her style to more grown up, classy dress now. Apparently, she said good bye to tightey whiteys and tank tops for the occasion.

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Blake Lively

Say hello to the queen. Wearing an embroidered gown with two sheer panels going up both legs, Blake Lively doesn’t need anything else to spell S-E-X-Y! No wonder Ryan Reynolds is heavily in love with her.

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