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Weekly Digest: Victoria’s Secret rebranding is here and Genflow is mentioned on ImPaulsive podcast

Celebs hit the runway, Kanye goes head-to-head with a burger restaurant, and ‘Fake Drake’ is banned from Insta. These are all the headlines you need in the creator, tech & social media news this week.

Ella White
July 8, 2022
4 min

Celebs hit the runway, Kanye goes head-to-head with a burger restaurant, and ‘Fake Drake’ is banned from Insta. These are all the headlines you need in the creator, tech & social media news this week.

Celebrity /
Rihanna is the youngest self-made billionaire in the United States

With a net worth of $1.4 billion USD, Rihanna is now the USA’s youngest self-made billionaire, as well as the richest self-made woman – a title she’s held for three years in a row. RiRi is the only person on the Forbes list aged under 40 and has amassed her fortune off the back of Fenty Beauty, Savage X Fenty, and Fenty Skin as well as her musical career.

Entertainment /
The Victoria’s Secret documentary is coming to Hulu

“Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons” is a docu-series set to explore the rise, stumbles, and downfall of the iconic lingerie company, its then chief executive officer Les Wexner, and his links to Jeffrey Epstein. The project was announced last year and will premiere on Hulu soon.

Luxury /
Kim K, Nicole Kidman & Dua Lipa walk the Balenciaga Couture runway

Nicole Kidman walked Balenciaga’s runway for the first time at Haute Couture Week in Paris. She wore a silver dress with a long train and was followed by Kim K, Dua Lipa, and runway regulars Naomi Campbell and Bella Hadid.

Creator /
Logan Paul signs with WWE

Following his debut at wrestlemania, it looks like Logan Paul’s aspirations to become a pro fighter are set to become a reality. The Youtube star and NFT collector has signed a multi-event deal with WWE. It’s believed the contract will see Paul star in premium live events and appear on weekly TV shows.

P.S. He also mentioned Genflow in his ImPaulsive podcast, alongside Mike Majlak, Ethan Payne and other Sidemen. Three out of 4 people in that room are Genflow Creators.

Entertainment /
Marcel the Shell heads to the big screen

The internet's favorite mollusk and star of one of the most popular Youtube channels, Marcel the Shell, is set to star in “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” a movie that will come to theaters on July 15. The feature-length film follows two books and a stop-motion film short about the 1-inch shell wearing fake Polly Pocket shoes and a googly eye.

Celebrity /
Kanye forces College Dropout Burgers to change its name and logo

Australian burger spot, College Dropout Burgers, has received a cease and desist letter from Kanye West, threatening legal action if the restaurant doesn’t rebrand. With a graduation bear as its logo and menu items including the Cheezus burger and Golddigger sandwich, it’s clear that founder Mark Elkhouri is a fan. He’s said he will respect the rapper’s wishes – no drama to be seen here.

Fashion /
Balenciaga opens couture store

The Parisian fashion brand opened its first-ever ‘couture store’ on July 6, the same day as its 51st couture runway show. The store will carry men’s and women’s fashion and is connected to the brand’s couture salons. It also offers personalization and alteration services across its clothing and accessories.

Social Media /
‘Fake Drake’ has been banned from Instagram

Drake lookalike ‘Izzy Drake’ has seemingly been banned from Instagram for impersonating the rapper. Though Izzy claims his look is all his own, he has also been known to appear in nightclubs under the guise of being the real Drizzy – at $4k a pop – and recently challenged Drake to a boxing match. Since the ban, a number of new ‘fake Drake’ accounts have appeared on Instagram.

NFTs /
Timbaland’s NFT alter ego appears in the new music video

Producer and artist Timbaland has released a new music video featuring CONGO, his NFT alter ego. Timbaland has always been known for his innovation and ingenuity when it comes to creating new and unique sounds – now, his videos are following suit. This is the first music video ever to include his Bored Ape Yacht Club character.

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