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Emily in Paris is full of clichés, but you’ll still binge-watch it

Darren Star, the Sex and the City and Younger creator has struck again. This time, it’s in the shape of a young Chicago-born woman, who is landing her dream job in Paris. She gets the opportunity to work for a luxury marketing firm in Paris. Okay, what else?

Netflix’s Emily in Paris has taken us to the French capital city, and one thing is certain – the clichés are overflowing.

With only 10 episodes, you will be left wanting more, no matter how clichés you will see in the show.

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Who needs to speak French in France?

Emily is a portrait of ignorance and arrogance. She doesn’t speak French, moves into a high-class 5th arrondissement, and puts on a bucket hat without irony. And she says to her new colleagues that their language is fucked up.

Emily in Paris is full of clichés about Paris and Parisians

According to this series, Paris is a place where fresh flowers match the color of your outfit, and a lace crop top is a piece you choose when you go running. 

Emily in Paris has somehow managed to list every possible cliché about Paris and its inhabitants, from the perception of Parisians as arrogant and mean, flirtatious men everywhere, the love affairs, the dog poo, the yummy pain au chocolat, to the red berets. 

Emily in Paris: Netflix's portrait of American narcissism is even harder to  watch in France.

Darren Star portrays the French people as slouchy, snobby, and skinny smokers who love seduction and soirees. Emily in Paris feels like it should crumble under the weight of all that sparkle and cliché. And yet – you will hate it, but you will also watch all of it.

Lily Collins, or Emily, spends her days strolling around Instagram-photogenic places in 80s outfits. She dines at expensive restaurants, and, most importantly, she learns the rules of having lovers in the ‘French’ way. All this is happening while she wants to teach the French people a thing or two.

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Another thing worth mentioning, anyone who has lived in France, especially Paris, knows that a “Chambre de bonne” isn’t a one-bedroom apartment. It is the smallest one-room studio you have ever seen, which includes your kitchen and bathroom (if you are lucky). Yes, you would need to share the toilet, and it is outside your studio. 

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Also, if you mistake your door in your building, your neighbor probably won’t be a handsome young man who happens to speak good English, but it will probably be a rather angry person who will shout at you for being an idiot and destroying their door lock. 

However, it is a good escape from reality 

Emily in Paris has spent 5 days as one of the top ten shows in Australia, not just for a series but across all titles. Why are we watching this when we have so many ripe alternatives? Well, we think part of the appeal must lie in the beautiful outfits and the episodes that are easy to escape into. At a time when we cannot travel as much as we want, it is good to see those beautiful sceneries of Paris, and dream of better times.   

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Britney is brutally honest after the documentary about her life

More than two months have passed since the premiere of the controversial documentary about Britney Spears.

However, the singer has decided recently to talk about the documentary. On Instagram, she shared that she did not look at it, but cried for two weeks after the premiere.

She emphasized that the media and the public have always condemned her. In February, the documentary “Framing Britney Spears” was released, which focuses on the injustice that was inflicted on Britney during her career.

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The controversial documentary shows the most difficult moments in the pop star’s life, including the incident when she shaved her head, as well as that her father has legal custody of her work, giving him almost complete control over her life.

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The documentary showed that Britney Spears is a victim of the paparazzi

The documentary showed that Britney was a victim of the American media and paparazzi, who followed her every step, even when the singer desperately begged them to leave her alone.

Due to the disturbing content and portrayal of the ordeal that Britney survived, a huge number of people, including many celebrities, gave her their support, trying to raise awareness of the awful situation of the singer.

Those who support her think that Britney definitely does not need help from a legal guardian because the singer has been quite active for the last few years – she has performed regularly in Las Vegas and managed to release several albums.

Britney was silent about the documentary but now decided to share her opinion.

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On her Instagram account, she shared a video of herself dancing to Crazy by Aerosmith, and in the description, she openly says what impact the documentary had on her:

“My life has always been very speculated …

watched… and judged really my whole life! For my sanity, I need to dance to @iamstevent every night of my life to feel wild and human and alive! I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people! It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am to this day! As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people! I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well… I still cry sometimes! I do what I can in my spirituality with myself to try and keep my joy … love … and happiness! Everyday dancing brings me joy! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness!”

Britney is currently fighting a legal battle with her father over legal custody. Recently, her lawyer asked the judges to assign the role of legal guardian to someone else. Britney allegedly agreed to have a legal guardian; she just does not want that person to be her father.

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Britney also said that she will not perform at all as long as her father has control over her life, and so far she keeps her word.

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How do the royals feel after Meghan Markle and Harry’s interview?

Here you can find everything the royals have said about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah Interview. Multiple royals have broken their silence.

Nothing was off-limits during Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah, as the couple dropped multiple bombshells over two hours. 

They discussed many topics. Some of them were Meghan Markle’s experience with racism from the royals and her mental health issues. Also, Prince Harry’s strained relationship with Prince Charles and Prince William, false claims that Meghan Markle made Kate Middleton cry ahead of the royal wedding.

The interview reportedly put the Queen, Prince William, and Prince Charles in all-day crisis talks. If you watch The Crown, you know that the royals abide by the motto of “never complain, never explain,” but a few members of the family have issued official statements about the claims. 

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Here is how each member of the royals has reacted to Megan and Harry’s interview with Oprah.

The Queen 

Only two days after the interview, Buckingham Palace issued a brief statement on behalf of the Queen. They did not take accountability and included the phrase “recollections may vary,” making clear they would be handling this privately.

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“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members. ENDS.”

Prince Charles

This member of the Royal Family has not given an official statement yet about his son’s interview. During a royal engagement, journalists asked him about it, but the prince simply smiled in response.

However, insiders made it clear that he is upset about the claims made in the interview. A source said that he thinks that the family could have addressed these matters privately and that is not okay Harry trashing his family in public. Also, Prince Charles is concerned that there could be many interviews in the future that will bash the royals’ way of life.

Prince William

According to some sources, he was devastated by the interview. But he broke his silence during the royal engagement 4 days after the interview took place. While leaving together with his wife, Prince William publicly addresses the race row sparked by the ex-royal couple’s interview.  He said he has not spoken to his brother yet and that the royals are not a racist family.

Kate Middleton 

Meghan Markle talked about her relationship with Middleton during her interview with Oprah, saying that the reports that she made Kate cry were false. What is more, she said that it was the reverse. Kate has not made any statements on Markle’s comments yet, although some sources say that she was in shock after the interview. What shocked her most were Markle’s suicidal thoughts and the mentioning of Archie’s skin color. 

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Other sources tell that the duchesses have not spoken to both Meghan and Harry in over a year due to tensions between William and Harry:

“They were never that close, but the reason they’re not speaking is because of the rift between Prince Harry and Prince William. Harry and William have communicated sparingly over the last year, but none of their communications have been friendly in quite some time. There is real animosity that the brothers have toward one another, and that has spilled over to Meghan and Kate’s relationship, making it very hard for them to be friends or even friendly.”

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What did Lopez and Rodriguez say about canceling their wedding?

Do you remember that only last weekend you heard the news of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s alleged breakup?

Well, it truly felt like the world was ending! Thankfully, though, Lopez and Rodriguez still appear to be in a relationship. 

Also, some sources are telling that they are doing whatever it takes to stay together.

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Did Alex cheat on Lopez?

There were rumors that Alex was cheating with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy. Well, now it appears that it did not happen or is not contributing to the issues they’re working through. We must admit that it is all vague, and we have a strong sense that this is not the end of J-Lo and Alex’s drama.

The surprising news said the couple called off their engagement amid the explosive rumors about Alex Face Timing with Madison. The Southern Charm star said that it was only a friendly chat. While Jennifer and Alex haven’t addressed the rumor publicly, LeCroy spoke about it herself, saying she and Rodriguez have never met up, but they simply spoke on the phone. So, it appears that they are only acquaintances.

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Lopez and Rodriguez are going to therapy

Last month, J-Lo said they were going to a couple’s therapies, and things between them sounded promising. She said that she missed being more creative and active, but Alex actually loved being at home with the kids and her. He was feeling really good.

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However, she said that they had to work on themselves, so that’s why they are doing therapy. She thought that it was really helpful for them in their relationship.

After all these rumors, Rodriguez flew to the Dominican Republic, and Lopez was excited to see him in person, according to a source who is allegedly close to J-Lo. It appears that they want to spend time together to figure out everything.

Jennifer and Alex have been receiving a lot of press regarding their separation, so these days were stressful and upsetting for both of them. One thing is sure – she and Alex have many issues they hope they can work through. We are happy to say that they seem willing to do everything in their power to stay together. 

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They did a joint statement finally 

Lopez and Rodriguez gave a joint statement denying that the separation ever happened. “All the reports are inaccurate. We are working through some things.” We must mention, that in the statement they said that the things they are working through have nothing to do with a third person, which is referring to those Madison affair allegations.

But we all remember that in a virtual interview with Ellen back in April 2020; Jennifer said their wedding plans are on pause due to COVID-19. “We are just kind of in a holding pattern like the rest of the world,” she added. “So, again, it’s just something we have to wait and see in a few months how this all pans out.”

Fast-forward almost a year later and things still have not changed. However, fingers crossed that they can continue working on their relationship and come out of this stronger than ever!

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