#TSRICanRelate: What do y’all miss most about #MySpace, #Roommates!?
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#TSRBrainGamez: How many books are in this hand, #Roommates!? @ms_eash_
Looks like #Nivea is gearing up to drop some new music, #Roommates! 🙌🏾 Are y’all checking for it!?
#TSRFlashBackz: #Roommates, y’all know we grew up on HITS 😂🙌🏾 What jams had your 8 year old self going IN!?
Awww #CoryHardrict and his baby girl!
Photo by @amivitale American photographer, filmmaker and writer Ami Vitale (@amivitale) tirelessly shares the story of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), an organization in northern Kenya that rescues, raises and releases orphaned and abandoned baby elephants. “I want to shine a light on these unsung heroes that are out there changing the destiny of their own landscape,” says Ami. Due to ivory poaching and climate change, more and more elephants are in need of care and protection. Reteti was founded in 2016 by the native Samburu people to meet that need. “This place is 100 percent indigenously owned and run, which makes it different from every other elephant sanctuary, where there are a lot of outsiders and volunteers,” says Ami. “It’s really unique, and it gives the Samburu people a lot of pride. I want people to know about this place because it’s incredibly inspiring, and could be a blueprint for others.” 🐘 Today is #WorldElephantDay. To celebrate, join Ami at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
Featured photo by @brookedidonato Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPhidden This weekend for #WHPhidden, the goal is to play a visual game of hide-and-seek. Here are some tips to get you started: Play peekaboo. Take a portrait of a friend peering out from behind a curtain or through their fingers, or capture your pup’s paws sticking out from underneath the bedding on a lazy Sunday morning. Blend in with your environment. Dress in colors that provide camouflage, or use your body to mimic shapes and shadows in the background. Pull the camera back so you have to search to find the subject of your photo within the wide frame. Show us your favorite hideaways. Head out to an off-the-grid cabin for the weekend, or spend an afternoon in solitude in a quiet corner of your favorite coffee shop. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPhidden hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Photo by @loriastern When Lori Stern’s (@loriastern) interests in edible flowers and organic cooking came together, her shortbread cookies were born. “The first time I made them, I used basic edible plants like nasturtium, lavender and sage,” says Lori, a chef and caterer living in Southern California. Immediately, she noticed that some of the flowers stayed bright and beautiful after they came out of the oven, and others lost their color. “It’s like a never-ending science experiment,” says Lori, who, after many batches of cookies, has figured out many of her favorite flowers to bake with, like pomegranate petal, calendula, geraniums and pansies. Whether she’s decorating cookies, custom wedding cakes or savory brunch recipes, Lori loves every step of her work. “It’s so gratifying to feed people. I think it's the highest form of love.” Watch how Lori makes her flower-topped cookies on our Instagram story and our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
#TSRAngelz: Today marks 10 years since the passing of the legendary #BernieMac. May he continue to rest peacefully 🙏🏾 (📸: Frazer Harrison/ @gettyimages)
TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ____________________________________ Are your faves shutting it down like this, #Roommates? Ahead of #Bey and Jay’s #OnTheRunII show at #WilliamsBriceStadium in #Columbia, South Carolina, officials are making plans to dismiss students at six select schools early. ___________________________________________ We all love Beyonce but before ya’ll think the school district is stanning hard for #QueenBey, the real reason why they’re letting those schools have a half day on August 21st is because officials anticipate heavy traffic due to the concert, according to @Elle. ___________________________________________ “The early dismissal schedule will help reduce the likelihood that buses with routes that go through or near that area will be delayed by the traffic,” a district rep said in an email to-read more at TheShadeRoom.com. 📸: @gettyimages
Philanthropist @MrWillRoundtree say’s he enjoyed his stay at the #SandalsResort, Caribbean SO much that he wants to giveaway 2 tickets to our followers! You’ll get to stay at a beautiful all-inclusive resort for 3 days & 2 nights! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 🚨 Here’s what you have to do: 🚨 1. Follow @MrWillRoundtree 2. Comment DONE on his most recent post 3. He will pick 1 follower to give 2 tickets to ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Disclaimer: The only thing you’ll have to pay for are flights. But no rush. You can plan the trip whenever you and your plus 1 are ready. Good luck! (@MrWillRoundtree will choose the winner on IG LIVE #ad
Tekashi 6ix9ine had a court appearance in New York today for a sexual misconduct case that stems from a few years back. According to @TMZ_tv, he pled guilty to one count of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance in 2015 but the judge gave him a conditional release and deferred his sentence for 2 years. _________________________________________ Under the terms of the deal, he was supposed to stay out of trouble, complete community service, get mental health treatment, and write an apology letter to the 13-year-old victim. __________________________________________ Well, they are claiming 6ix9ine violated the agreement because he’s been arrested a few times since then. The @Blast reports that the Manhattan D.A. Office is now recommending the rapper serve 1-3 years in a state prison and register as a sex offender, even though he reportedly was a minor when the incident occurred. __________________________________________ The judge pushed the sentencing back— read more at TheShadeRoom.com!
Alexa, find out who snitching 😩😭
TSR STAFF: Chantel Kelli! @_popchanny! ____________________ #TSRTodaysKidsWillNeverKnow: Nothing like throwbacks on a Thursday! What's something you remember as a child in school that #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow, #Roommates!? (SWIPE)
Hol’up!!! #FrenchMontana looking like #Zaddy on this this cover! 🔥🔥🔥
#TSRDaddyDuties: #Waka loves him some #Tammy and #Charlie! 😍
TSR STAFF: Myeisha E.! @myeisha.essex _______________________________________ #Roommates, get into this tea! @TheDailyBeast is reporting that multiple sources have confirmed that #Omarosa secretly recorded conversations with Trump while she was working under his administration at the White House. ________________________________________ The publication also reports that she used these recordings as leverage while she was shopping her forthcoming tell-all book to publishers. The release of this info comes just a few days before the book, titled “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” is scheduled to hit stores. __________________________________________ “Multiple sources familiar with the ‘Omarosa tapes’ described the recorded conversations between Trump and Manigault as anodyne, everyday chatter, but said they did appear to feature Trump’s voice, either over the phone or in-person,” The Daily Beast reports. ________________________________________ Y’all know Omarosa and Donnie’s relationship goes way back so— read more at TheShadeRoom.com! 📷: @gettyimages
Roomies we are so excited to be taking part in @Jharden13’s #JHTown18 weekend! Make sure to get your tickets to join us! Buy Tickets: Rockets.com/JHTown18 All Proceeds Go Towards Charity (Lucky 13 Scholarship & Internship Programs)
Life happens, but these celebs didn’t let what got thrown their way hold them down! They successfully reinvented their careers, and if you ask us, they could write a book or two about coming back on top and stunting on the haters! _________________________________________ We love a good comeback story, so #Roomies check out these 9 celebs who rebranded their way to Hollywood success stories. 👏🏽 📷: @gettyimages
Photo by @george_and_troja Hello, world! Meet today's #WeeklyFluff: Troja (@george_and_troja), an Irish setter mix who can often be found exploring the majestic Norwegian outdoors. “We live close to the countryside with the forest as our backyard, so she has been running between the trees since she was little,” says George, Troja’s human. “Troja wasn’t the most social or the strongest pup, but after years of challenging her to explore new things, see new places and meet other dogs and people, she has grown into a playful dog with an equal amount of passion for adventure and snacks.”
Today, we’re in West Hollywood with Awkwafina ( @awkwafina) and Henry Golding ( @henrygolding), two stars from the new movie “Crazy Rich Asians” ( @crazyrichasians). Tune in to our story and our IGTV channel now to hear them chat (over spicy avocado toast) about the craziest things they’ve done for love. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
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TSR Staff: Kyle Anfernee Instagram: @Kyle.Anfernee #Rihanna’s resume just keeps on getting longer #Roommates! The pop star will be receiving an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, according to Nation News. ___________________________________ Riri will be taking home an Honorary Doctor of Letters. She will be honored along with two other individuals, “Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws, and Professor Ebenezer Oduru Owusu who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science.” ___________________________________ The awards are given to those who “have made outstanding regional or international contributions.” ___________________________________ Rihanna-Read More At TheShadeRoom.com
Spill the tea!
Twitter is so ruthless 😩😂
#TSRBirfdayz: Happy 37th Birthday to the gorgeous #MeaganGood 🎈What’s your favorite Meagan role? (📸: @gettyimages)
#LilKim’s daughter sitting pretty!
Facts or naw #Roommates?
Oop!! #SunshineAnderson said she is sticking by what she said 👀 (view earlier post)
Looking for swimwear?! Shop @iconbtq for all your swimwear needs. Tag a friend who’s in need of new swim. #icondoll #iconswim #vacation
#SunshineAnderson stepped into #TheShadeRoom to tell #KhloeKardashian she wants no parts in the drama 😩 #AlexaTurnTheSongOff (view prior posts)
Photo by @dashapears.art As part of her ongoing photo series, “Me and Myself,” photographer Dasha Pears (@dashapears.art) explores the idea of one person having two different sides of their self. “#WHPbestfriends is a way for me to show people that the most important person you should always be friends with is yourself.”
Photo by @piggy_andthebrain Indy and Juno (@piggy_andthebrain) head off together, sniffing out a scent. “We got Juno a month ago and they are inseparable,” says Kendra DeWitt, their human. “Juno has been wonderful for Indy and is bringing him out of his shell. And Indy has been teaching her the wonderful things in life, like exploring a good trail.” #WHPbestfriends
Photo by @laurajhnstn On the way to her kids’ school celebration of “Superhero Day,” Laura Prietto (@laurajhnstn) captured her children in action. “My kids are 22 months apart, and while they certainly fight sometimes, they really are each other’s best friend,” she says. “When I saw #WHPbestfriends, I knew it applied to these two in my life.” Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
Photo by @dianewithonen Isn’t it the best how hanging with your BFF can lift you up? #WHPbestfriends
Photo by @beingbirch “Sometimes all you need is a hug from your best friend.” 💞 Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPbestfriends.
Photo by @calamityneko For Patricia Abbygail (@calamityneko), her love of art started with an unexpected subject: blueberry bushes. “I got interested in art after my oldest cousin taught me how to draw and kept on complimenting the blueberry bushes I drew as a kid,” says the 18-year-old student from Jakarta, Indonesia. “That really gave me a confidence boost back then. She also introduced me to anime and games. From there, I learned how to draw, and how to understand English more.” To see more of Patricia’s process, check out our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
Featured photo by @petrastockhausen Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPbestfriends This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that capture the connection between best friends. Here are some tips to get you started: Show the similarities. Take photos of friends dressing in the same colors, or a video of a group outing at the beach. Capture candid scenes. In larger groups or one-on-one, document your friends cooking, dancing, exploring or even hugging. Share unexpected pairings — best friends don’t have to be human. Video a good snuggle session between furry BFFs in the park — or even two cars parked close together that look like they’d get along. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPbestfriends hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Photo by @anthony_cataldo Anthony Cataldo’s (@anthony_cataldo) favorite part about scootering? The freedom. “I get to pick my own times to practice, and I don’t have to rely on anyone else to do well,” says the 18-year-old, who was born and raised on Staten Island, New York. Anthony started scootering when he was 6 but began learning more tricks — like a “flair,” a 180-degree backflip — when he was 14. These days, when he’s not teaching lessons at the local skate park, Anthony travels the world performing in scootering competitions. “Some of my goals are to get to the world championships and make it to the finals.” Watch some of Anthony’s tricks today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
Photo by @tony_noel We’re flipping out for this sunrise #WHPlight submission.
Photo by @sabbyy.sg “Sunsets and sunrise are my favorite things,” says Sourabh Gandhi (@sabbyy.sg), a software engineer who captured this #WHPlight submission in a northern Indian valley. “As far as I understand it, there can’t be a photograph without good light.”
Photo by @cooper_the_frenchie “What? Is there something behind me?” 😳 #WHPlight
Photo by @wild.rocks We owe this #WHPlight submission to a cloud that got in Ola’s (@wild.rocks) way. “I wanted to catch with my camera beautiful light that is coming in the afternoon into my bedroom. But when I started to take a photos, a huge cloud came out of nowhere,” she writes in her caption. After 30 minutes the sun showed up, and she captured these sharp and deep shadows. “Sometimes it’s good to let things go, but just in case, always keep your camera ready.” 😅
Photo by @thismintymoment Looks like these afternoon shadows decided to show up — and show off — for #WHPlight.
Photo by @gitalex Sunset, meet waterfall. We think you’re a match made in #WHPlight heaven. Follow along to see more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project.
This weekend in Japan, thousands of music fans gathered at Fuji Rock (@fujirock_jp) to see performances from artists around the world — including first-time Fuji Rock performers N.E.R.D ( @nerd), made up of band members Chad Hugo ( @chadhugo), Shae Haley ( @sha3) and Pharrell Williams ( @pharrell). The trio shared their tips for having a great time at Fuji Rock or your next music festival: Pharrell: Give every ounce of your energy, while tapping into the energy that’s there. Chad: Stay hydrated — and recycle! Shae: Leave all your troubles and anxieties off the festival grounds and just have fun. Tune in to our story today to hang with N.E.R.D at Fuji Rock 🎤🎼
Featured photo by @themarigoldsix Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPlight This weekend, the goal is to make photos and videos where light accentuates the beauty within your frame. Here are some tips to get you started: Play with shadows. Look for situations where shadows make patterns and shapes within your composition. Shoot into the light. Create flares, light spots and starbursts by pointing your lens toward the light source. Capture moments both large and small. Photograph a vast night sky of constellations or the tiny, glistening light coming from a single raindrop. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPlight hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Photo by @relbw From a long struggle with depression came the inspiration for photographer Arielle Bobb-Willis’ (@relbw) unique style of colorful, contorted portraiture. “When I was 13, my family moved from New York to South Carolina,” says 24-year-old Arielle, who now lives in New Jersey. “I fell into a depression, and throughout high school and then college I was in a deep, dark, gray place. The tense, uncomfortable undertones of my work come from that time where I was really, really disconnected from my body — I felt like my mind was me, but my body wasn’t.” During her depression, a passion for photography emerged. “That was such a horrible time in my life, but without it, I don’t think I would have turned to photography or even known I could do it,” says Arielle. After the gray-tinged years of her youth, Arielle brings lots of color into her photographs. “It’s definitely representative of me accepting myself more and pushing away from all that negativity.” See Arielle’s colorful work today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
Photo by @jessweymouth_ Watercolor artist Jess Weymouth (@jessweymouth_) uses her art to honor the earth. “I am constantly reminded by Mother Earth’s ability to use something as tiny as a honeybee or as big as our moon to tell her stories,” says Jess, who lives and paints in Long Beach, California. “As an artist with a background in biological science, I feel a deep ache to teach others about how we can play a positive role in our ecosystem, and bring awareness to the issues of environmentalism — all while using eye-catching colors and illustrations that inspire and remind us of the beautiful planet we are here to care for.” Today on our story, screenshot and share Jess’ drawing templates inspired by the natural world. What’s her own dream landscape? “Right now, it’s sitting in front of a campfire next to giant sequoia trees, roasting marshmallows and looking up at the constellations.” 🏕
Photo by @semsithepathfinder “I’ve been fashion-conscious my entire life,” says 14-year-old fashion entrepreneur Semsi Salvino (@semsithepathfinder), who, when he’s not in school, runs his own business of reselling vintage clothes and is working on a collection of gender-neutral streetwear. “When I was younger, I was less courageous with my fashion choices and would normally stick to neutral colors and basic streetwear items,” says Semsi. “But from my reselling business, I began to get more adventurous with my fashion, and I started mixing high fashion items with streetwear and experimenting with different colors. I hope that I can prove to people that it’s okay to stand out, and that you are never too young to pursue your dream.” Watch our story to see some of Semsi’s favorite streetwear looks.
Photo by @salavat.fidai Using a microscope and a crafting knife, Russian artist Salavat Fidai (@salavat.fidai) carves tiny, detailed sculptures on the graphite tips of pencils. “Graphite is a very fragile material and the sculptures are exceedingly small,” says Salavat, who quit his 25-year-long law career in 2013 to become an artist. “Pencil carving is an extremely intense and time-consuming process — one sculpture may take up to 12 hours. I usually spend one or two days crafting each object.” See some of Salavat’s creations today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
#RoommateDiaries: Spill the tea, #Roommates! Mine was 12 yeas ago! #MyHairAintStressed #ItDontNeedRelaxed #NoLyeNoLyeNoLyeeee #TeamNatural #FroGang ✊🏾
#TSRClearTheAir: #CharlamagneThaGod calls his wife on air to discuss recent headlines about their first sexual encounter and addresses his tone when speaking about sexual assault. To watch full interview go to #TheBreakfastClub YouTube (📹: @breakfastclubam)
TSR STAFF: Chantel Kelli! @_popchanny! _________________________ Where are all of the #ShondaLand stans, #Roommates!? #ShondaRhimes revealed 8 new shows she plans on giving a home at #Netflix! _________________________ It was announced last year that she signed a multiyear, multi-million dollar deal with #Netflix, but not too many details followed. _________________________ Now, she reveals “Shondaland 2.0” — which is what she is calling her new show roster. She said in interview with NY Times that the productions are “The Warmth Of Other Suns,” “Pico — read more at TheShadeRoom.com! 📷: @gettyimages
#SerenaWilliams takes to #Twitter to share she believes she’s being discriminated against 👀 Thoughts, #Roommates?
#TSRClapbackSeason: #FloydMayweather’s son, #Koraun said 🗣we👏🏾good,👏🏾luv,👏🏾enjoy! 🗣 #50Cent (view earlier post)
#PressPlay: Lil Sis had to hop in her bag when she saw #Future 😂 Yasss 😂💃🏾 Via: @adior_elizabeth
#50Cent and #FloydMayweather are still at it 😳
Yasss, congrats, #OdellBeckhamJr on recently being baptized 🙌🏾🙏🏾
#TSRClawz: #Roomies, how are y’all feeling these coloring pencil Inspired nails!? 👀🖍 Via: @nail_sunny
Photo by @chuchopotts “These dancers are known as ‘zancudos,’” says Jesus Hernandes (@chuchopotts), who took this #WHPlookup submission in Oaxaca, Mexico. “Since they’re so tall, it is inevitable to look up at them and take some pictures.”
Photo by @manniemaik Who knows what you’ll encounter when you #WHPlookup? 🦒 Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
Photo by @danielmercadante “It is so peaceful to lay on the cool ground in the warm evening,” writes Daniel Mercadante (@danielmercadante) in his caption, “looking up at a tree that would otherwise be sleeping, and painting with a flashlight.” 🌈 #WHPlookup
Photo illustration by @lericksonportraits Step 1: Look up. Step 2: Discover the magic of the natural world. 🦋 #WHPlookup
Photo by @carmenhuter Things are looking up through Australia’s cool waters. 🏊♀️ Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPlookup.
I’ve been going to band practice with these guys since I was a teenager. Our love for eachother runs deep. I feel so honored to travel the world playing music with my best friends after all these years. What a trip...
Minnie don’t play...
Featured photo by @worduuup Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPlookup Tilt your eyes upward for this weekend’s hashtag project: #WHPlookup. 👀 Here are some tips to get you started: Think vertical. Exaggerate the vertical composition of your photos and videos by putting your hair up in a beehive-styled do, building a five-scoop ice-cream cone or stacking a tall pile of summer reading. Shoot from a low angle. Capture the height of a redwood tree canopy from the forest floor, or take a street-level Hyperlapse of the sun rising between skyscrapers. Capture the action. Focus on a basketball player dunking, an airplane flying directly overhead or the mountain summit where you’ll finish your climbing journey. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPlookup hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Photo by @freyaeverafter_ Hello, world! Meet four love-struck Pacific parrotlets named Winter, Sprig, River and Willow (@freyaeverafter_). “They are tiny parrots with huge personalities,” says Rupa Sutton, their human. “They can be very sweet, but feisty.” For example: “Last month, we decided to welcome Willow into the crew in hopes of her and River making a love connection. Instead, there’s been lots of drama — Sprig fell in love with Willow and left Winter, Winter was seen flirting with River, and River, who initially gave Willow the cold shoulder, decided he wanted her after all. Thankfully the birds have paired up and are once again a happy flock.” Watch the avian love stories unfold today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
Photo illustration by @vesperucca When Juliana Horner (@vesperucca) is asked about her style of makeup, even she can’t describe it. “I have a natural tendency to break away then come back to abstract work,” says the 26-year-old artist, who works not only with makeup, but also illustration and fashion — and she has aspirations in the field of virtual reality design. “My drawing and my makeup converged at a certain point. They slowly merged into one stream of this really weird makeup style that I don’t have a name for.” Throughout all of her art, Juliana is inspired by common themes. “I have a pretty feminine perspective that shows up in my work, and I really love color. I’m addicted to saturation. My eye is always going to gravitate toward the saturated part of a scene, and I like to think how I can bend or contort that saturation in a more pleasing way.” Watch Juliana create an illustration and a makeup look today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ On Thursday, #ChanceTheRapper announced to his fans the release of his four latest singles. In his single “I Might Need Security,” the Chicago native announced his purchase of the local news website the Chicagoist. He said on the track, “I got a hit list so long I don’t know how to finish, I brought the Chicagoist just to run you racist b*ches out of business.” _____________________________________ According to the @huffpost, Chance’s Social Works organization purchased the site from WNYC, New York’s public radio station, which purchased the website amongst others ist-sites, such as the Gothamist, LAist, and DCist. _____________________________________ Chance said in a statement, “I’m extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events, and entertainment. WNYC’s commitment to finding homes for the -ist brands, including Chicagoist, was an essential part of—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (📸: Kevin Winter/ @gettyimages)
TSR STAFF: Chantel Kelli @_popchanny! ____________ #TSRTodaysKidsWillNeverKnow: There’s nothing like throwbacks on a Thursday, #Roommates! This week we are taking it back to some classic theme songs — ones that bring back memories of a simpler time in life!! ____________ Which show was your favorite!? (SWIPE)
#PressPlay: #MonieceSlaughter said ya’ll better put 👏🏾 some 👏🏾 respect 👏🏾 on her name when it comes to this music game!! (SWIPE)—📹: @vh1
TSR STAFF: Chantel Kelli! @_popchanny! ________________________ #Roommates, fans have been swarming #KanyeWest’s mentions, looking for their merchandise or their money! Apparently, customers put in orders for merch over a month ago and have yet to receive ANYTHING! ________________________ One frustrated customer told us they didn't even get an email about a delay. "I ordered my shirts June 1st, we were told 3-4 weeks," she said. "I ain't get nothing!" ________________________ One user said she's been waiting for almost two months! See for yourselves! (Swipe)
#RoommateDiaries: Spill the tea!
Photo by @nelsonmakamo Through his charcoal portraits, South African artist Nelson Makamo (@nelsonmakamo) works to change negative perceptions of African children. “How do you stop the judgment of a child?” says Nelson, who was born in 1982, 12 years before the end of apartheid. “I started adding glasses to some portraits, and just by doing that, it completely changes how someone looks at the painting. They won’t look at that child in terms of a portrait of a child from Africa. A lot of people start seeing a reflection of themselves. That is what art is there for: to show how common we all are.” Today is #MandelaDay, a celebration of the 100th birthday of the late Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid leader and former president of South Africa. “Today, we are what we are because of his legacy,” says Nelson. “When I see people responding to my work, the person that comes to mind is Nelson Mandela. He fought for us to have moments like this where we share ideas. If one man can create a legacy that unites the world, we need to make sure that legacy lives on.”
Photo by @this.little.wandering Kayla Petering (@this.little.wandering) handed a bunch of flowers to her 3-year-old daughter and photographed what came next for #WHPflowerpower. “I love how gently she is carrying them even though they are so much bigger,” says Kayla. “It feels beautiful and powerful.” 💐
Photo by @manueldietrichphotography “I love the low perspective and the different colors,” says 23-year-old German photographer Manuel Dietrich (@manueldietrichphotography) of his photo of Mount Seceda. “It feels like being a little ant that sits on one of those flowers, looking toward the mountains.” 🌼 #WHPflowerpower
Art by @angeladeane If these flowers could talk...🌷 Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPflowerpower.
Photo by @georginaryland “I love the idea of art moving and breathing,” says 23-year-old makeup artist Georgina Ryland (@georginaryland). “It doesn’t just sit on the wall — it lives.” Georgina began playing around with makeup at the end of high school, then studied at the Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup, where she learned to work with prosthetics, historical makeup and facial hair — it’s also where she started experimenting with her own body art. “I use skin-safe face and body paints, as well as regular makeup like eyeshadows, eyeliners, pigments and lipsticks,” she says. “It takes about six to eight hours to paint a scene on myself, and cleaning it off takes roughly 30 seconds in the shower! It can be a bit sad to see one I am particularly fond of go, but then I can always try a new one.” Head over to our story to see some of Georgina’s favorite body art pieces come to life. 🎨
Photo by @syanov Caution: #WHPflowerpower can result in new growth. 🌞
TSR STAFF: Tanya P.! @tanyaxpayne __________________________________ #Roommates, do you remember when #TI got caught up in some mess after a security guard wouldn’t let him back inside his own gated community?! ___________________________________ Well @TMZ_TV reports he has now officially been charged, but the good news is he more than likely WON’T be facing any jail time. __________________________________ Prosecutors in Henry County charged T.I. with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct for his arrest back in May—read more at theshaderoom.com
#Roommates, join us in sending a big congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners! We asked you to send us your GPAs and stories, and your responses touched our hearts. We read every application and chose these superstars, who we know each have a bright future ahead of them! Congrats again, and #Roomies remember to keep education first!
Photo by @domingoxlatarde Getting lost in #WHPflowerpower 🌹 Follow along for more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ The nominations for #MTV’s biggest night in music have finally been revealed. On Monday, the nominees for the 2018 Video Music Awards (#VMA’s) were released and some of music’s biggest names are in the running to walk away with a Moon Man this year. _____________________________________ Right now the #Carter’s are killing it on their #OTR2 Tour, and they’re also killing it among this year’s nominees. They were able to rack up nominations in categories such as Best Hip Hop and Video of the Year. _____________________________________ #Drake is another artist that has been killing it on and off the charts. This year he is walking away with nominations in categories such as Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (📸: @gettyimages)
#ClapbackSeason: #TeyanaTaylor vs Fan 😩👀
Featured photo by @amyflyingakite Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPflowerpower The goal this weekend is to take photos and videos inspired by the beauty of flowers, as in this featured photo from Amy Nelson (@amyflyingakite). Here are some tips to get you started: Take portraits. 🌸 Try hiding a friend’s face with a large flower and have them peek out from behind the petals, or weave blossoms into your own hair for a self-portrait. Create a still life.🌻 Play with perspective to make a bloom as big as a tree, or arrange flowers around some of your favorite objects at home. Get outside. 🌹 Run through a field of wildflowers or show off a freshly assembled bouquet in a busy city. Look for ways flowers bring bursts of color to your everyday environment or an unexpected setting. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPflowerpower hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Photo by @jeredgruber “A bike is the perfect way to see the world,” says photographer Jered Gruber (@jeredgruber), whose love for cycling has taken him around the world to document bike races and riders. “During a race, I’ll try to find the prettiest spot. So I make the scene, and then the race happens within it. But getting the photos are difficult — there’s so much going on and so little time to think. You don’t get another try.” Recently, Jered headed to Italy for La Maratona dles Dolomites, an 86-mile (138-kilometer) race with 13,878 feet (4,230 meters) of climbing through the country’s northeastern mountain range. In his photos from the race, he tried to capture the feeling he himself gets on a bike: “That moment of, ‘This is incredible, and I can’t think of any place I’d rather be.’” 🚵♂️ Today on our story: head out for a ride with Jered at La Maratona.
Photo by @lilicanteropy 25-year-old Paraguayan artist Lili Cantero (@lilicanteropy) hand-paints custom cleats for some of the world’s biggest soccer stars. “The process starts with the design on paper, and once it’s approved by the player, I start painting directly on the cleats,” says Lili, who started her business as a university project. “From research to design to painting, the work takes approximately two to three weeks.” Of all her designs, the pair of cleats she created for Argentine player Leo Messi are Lili’s favorite. “I was thinking about stopping painting cleats, but when I handed the pair over to Leo, he loved them,” she says. “That meant a lot to me as an artist, and it opened up many doors for me to continue creating. It showed me that I needed to continue to fulfill my dreams.” ⚽️ #WorldCup Take a look inside Lili’s studio and her artistic process — today on our story, and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
Photo by @nurielmolcho Using a double exposure, Nuriel Molcho (@nurielmolcho) combined two photos from one sunset at Joshua Tree National Park, California. “The theme #WHPjourney fits what we do and search for,” says Nuriel, who makes hats with his wife. “The journey is often the path that paves the way to our designs, textures and colors.” 🏜
Photo by @wahnails Rainbow tips, 3D acrylics, intricate nail polish portraits — these are just a few of the styles customers can have created on their fingernails at London’s WAH Nails (@wahnails), whose Soho storefront is home to a dozen artists, each with their own specialty and style. “We have one tech who does lots of pastel girly stuff and one who does embellished sci-fi nails,” says the company’s social and communications manager, Ellen Ormerod, who adds that styles are constantly changing based on trends. “We’re able to keep it relevant and fresh.” 💅 See some of WAH Nails’ styles today on our story and IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.
Photo by @dharnidh It’s the #WHPjourney, not the destination, for “the Himalayan cowboy.” 🤠
Photo by @slevinaaron Destination: Earth 👨🚀 Follow along for more of our favorites from last weekend's hashtag project, #WHPjourney.
Featured photo by @kitkat_ch Catch the travel bug this weekend with #WHPjourney. Create photos and videos that capture the magical feeling of travel, as in this featured photo by Martina Bisaz (@kitkat_ch). Share the view. As you’re headed from point A to point B — whether it’s by bike, plane or car — show us what the world looks like from your seat. Capture movement. A cyclist speeding by, a trail of smoke rising from a train, or the ripples in the water trailing behind your canoe — these are all ways to incorporate action into still frames. Focus on the places where travel takes off. Photograph scenes in bus stations, airports and subway stations, and take portraits of the travelers you meet there. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPjourney hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Photo by @vincent_bal Using light, a pencil and paper, Belgian film director Vincent Bal (@vincent_bal) practices “shadowology.” In his daily ritual, he offers common objects, like cooking supplies or cooking utensils, a second life in his drawings and videos. His singular goal? To make people laugh. “Whether they’re from Saudi Arabia, Texas or Japan, everyone laughs at the little joke I’ve made,” says Vincent. “I think it comforts them to all laugh at the same thing, and in the end, people are alike all over the world.” See more of Vincent’s shadow art come to life on today’s story.
Photo by @loewe7 In the hustle and bustle of a Berlin train station, a dancer takes a graceful break after a high-energy photo shoot with photographer Thai Hoang (@loewe7). Follow along for more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPrelax.
Check out how sexy my eye looks!!! Weeeee!!!!!
West. Wilt. Kareem. Magic. Shaq. Kobe. LeBron #FATE
That’s me. embracing the chaos. Nice stealthy photo @milo.decruz ❤️❤️❤️
What was that? Nothing matches? PERFECT.
Adrenaline greatly improves my vertical leaping abilities. #REDPILLBLUESTOUR