In a wide-ranging Esquire cover story, Kid Cudi spoke about the dissolution of his relationship with Kanye West, the negative response from West’s fans, and what he sees as a pattern of behavior from the controversial superstar. Though Cudi and Kanye have always reconciled after their past falling-outs, , this time Cudi says their friendship is over for good. “With all due respect, I’m not Drake, who’s about to take a picture with him next week and be friends again, and their beef is squashed. That’s not me. What I say, I mean. I will be done with you,” Cudi said. “It’s gonna take a motherfucking miracle for me and that man to be friends again. I don’t see it happening.” (Cudi has since clarified on Twitter that he meant no shade to Drake.)
Los Angeles, where it is sunny and mild-to-hot year round, is technically classified as a Mediterranean climate. However, within its city limits exists an alternate microclimate populated by famous people that’s as frigid as the tundra, and is typically contained within mansions, office buildings, sprinter vans, nightclubs, and posh restaurants where the AC is always on full-blast. This is why you see celebrities wearing all sorts of things in the dead of summer: hoodies, fur coats, velvet suits, leather pants. Their tundra is always nearby.
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Ryan Reynolds, restless as a trapped cat, broke off his pacing and stooped to peer through plate glass balcony doors. He was in an owners’ lounge, high to one side of a soccer stadium in the city of Wrexham in Wales, a few miles west of the Welsh-English border. From here, Reynolds could watch as hundreds, then thousands, of expectant fans found their seats. It was October 2021. The Canadian actor and entrepreneur, figurehead of the Deadpool movie franchise and an investor with a sprawling list of financial commitments to his name, had been in Wrexham for three days, having never set foot in the city before. With his friend Rob McElhenney, the American actor and creator of the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, he had taken over the local soccer team, an ancient, lowly, success-starved outfit called Wrexham AFC. They were about to watch their first home game as owners.
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Ezra Miller has finally issued a public acknowledgement and apology for their string of arrests and erratic behavior that have kept the Flash actor in headlines since April. In a statement given to Variety, Miller wrote, “Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller said. “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
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Michael B. Jordan has been on a fashion quest—and while his journey is not quite of the same caliber as, say, traversing Middle Earth to destroy an all-powerful ring, it has yielded some other pretty impressive accessories. Since he began working with stylist Jason Bolden two years ago, MBJ’s gone full-force toward ultra-sleek, classic-leading-man silhouettes, fit with high-waisted trousers, crisp camp shirts, polished overcoats, and loafers and in favor of brands like Burberry, Prada, and Valentino. (Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year, Bolden recalled a time when Jordan wanted “to create a look inspired by one that Mr. Sidney Poitier wore and how he made casual dressing so inspiring,” which resulted Jordan hitting Nobu Malibu one day last summer in a Hawaiian Saint Laurent shirt like the one Poitier wore in Lilies of the Field.)
The steepest street in Los Angeles, where I live, is a 33-percent grade. Driving down is something you experience in your stomach—it feels like you’re plunging down a slide. A few weeks ago, off-roading in the Catskills, the guide riding shotgun asked if I wanted to try something steeper: a nose-dive down a 45 percent grade of fresh mud. But there was a twist. At the bottom, I’d need to exit the slide in a shot through some trees. And basically do it blind. All of this in an R1S, the new 7,000-pound SUV from the electric car company Rivian, which costs around $90,000.
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