Francesca Hayward is a highly acclaimed principal ballet dancer in the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in London.
She has performed different roles for Royal Ballet School, such as Clara in The Nutcracker, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, and many more.
She also made a Hollywood debut in the musical fantasy film Cats in 2018 alongside Taylor Swift and Judi Dench.
She played a lead role in the documentary film Audrey portraying the life of British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn through her dance.
Hayward, during ballet dance (Image Source: Instagram)
In this piece, we will learn about her early life, her parents, and the difficulties she faced during her career.
Francesca Hayward’s parents and early life
On July 4, 1992, Hayward was born in Nairobi to a Kenyan mother and a British father, Lewis Hayward. She was sent to Sussex to live with her grandparents when she was two.
She refuses to talk about her life in Africa but fondly recalls her grandparents the moments when her grandparents gave her a video of The Nutcracker to entertain her.
“I loved it; I just wanted to be part of it. In my head, I was on stage, and I could hear the applause. I dragged out an armchair into the middle of the room to be my partner,” she said in the interview with The Guardian. And this also shows her interest in dancing since her childhood.
Although she does not mention much about her parents, she posted photos with her father on her Instagram on May 14, 2020, recommending her followers read a book by his father, The Sword of the Republic.
Since a very young age, Hayward’s life was centered around dancing. She attended her first ballet class when she was three.
Later at the age of 11, she was admitted to the Royal Ballet School, and she graduated at the age of 18.
Soon, her talent and hard work paid off, and she fast-tracked into principal roles at Royal Ballet at 22.
She also met her boyfriend, Cesar Corrales, at Royal Ballet School, and he is a Cuban-Canadian ballet dancer. They started dating after playing Romeo and Juliet.
Encounters racism outside the workplace
The 28-year-old actress revealed that she has never experienced any racism during her career, neither on the dance stage nor in her films. But she acclaims that she encounters racism outside her workplace.
While speaking to Andrea Thompson in the interview with Marie Claire, she said, “When I got to the Royal Ballet, and people started asking me how it feels to be mixed-race, it kind of took me aback, and I didn’t want to have to spend interviews talking about it.”
“But I realize me being here is important for other people. For me, racism has never been a big issue, but I am entirely aware that it has been for others,” she added.
She feels hurt by the comments people pass based on her mixed race.
In the interview with Bazaar, she said, “I’m asked all the time, ‘Where are you from?’ I say London and they say, ‘No, where are you really from?’ People assume that I can’t be British. Being British is very much part of my identity and personality. These things hit deep.”
She feels empathetic towards black men and women and has been vocal about the ‘Black Life Matters’ movement through her social media posts.
“I felt outraged; to ignore it is impossible – you can’t turn your focus anywhere else,” she said. “For the first time, and although we’ve had big Black Live Matter moments together before – other Black men and woman have also been wrongly killed by the police, it feels like this is all of our battle. We’ve opened our eyes.”
Jeffree Star Debunks Rumors about Tom Brady Being His NFL Boyfriend
Tom Brady is not Jeffree Star’s boyfriend.
Just days after American makeup artist Jeffree Star hinted that he was dating a professional football player, Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL. Star jokingly denied being behind the NFL champion’s decision.
Brady announced his retirement from the NFL on February 1, 2023. In a video, the NFL player announced his retirement for good. He said, “I’m retiring. For good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record, and let you guys know first.”
He continued, “It won’t be long-winded, you only get one super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year, so. I…really thank you guys…so much,” he continues, while choking up, to every single one of you, for supporting me, my family, my friends, teammates, my competitors. I could go on forever. There are too many. Thank you, guys, for allowing me to live my absolute dream.”
Following the announcement of Brady’s retirement, Star took to Twitter to clarify that he has never met and dated him. He wrote, “This is not my fault… Repeat: This is not my fault. I’ve never met Tom, but congratulations on retirement! Wyoming is a good place to retire.”
Many of his fans laughed after seeing the makeup artist’s post, with one writing in the thread, “yeah that was weird timing after the speculation on your NFL guy. So funny,” while another said, “What an interesting coincidence.”
Jeffree Star’s speculation on his mysterious boyfriend is going strong
On January 28, 2023, Star posted a photo of himself on a private jet holding hands with a man wearing Vans sneakers. He captioned the picture, “Goodbye LA, time to spend time with my #NFL boo in Wyoming.”
Later on January 29, 2023, Star shared another photo of his NFL boyfriend, wearing a Louis Vuitton co-ord with his back to the camera. He captioned the photo, “His team didn’t make it to the #SuperBowl, but he’s 6’6 and plays perfect in the bedroom.” The makeup artist also recently posted a selfie with a sneak peek of his boyfriend behind him.
Jeffree Star posted a sneak-peak of his mysterious boyfriend. (Source: Twitter)
Following his photo, many fans developed theories about his mysterious boyfriend and began to link with various football players.
Later, Carolina Panthers defensive end Henry Anderson’s wife, Saryn Anderson, allegedly sent Star a direct message saying, “I’m getting harassed because my husband is in the NFL and ppl think it’s him. Please stop.”
The makeup artist responded on Twitter, “OMG now the #NFL wives are coming after me!!! Girl… Don’t be so insecure. I don’t mess with married men.” But he still didn’t reveal the identity of his mysterious boyfriend.
Tom Brady’s ex-wife Gisele Bündchen comments on his retirement
As Bündchen’s ex-husband Brady announced his retirement from the NFL, she wished him all the best. “Wishing you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life,” Bündchen commented in Brady’s retirement video, alongside a prayer hands emoji.
Despite their divorce, Bündchen and Brady remained committed to co-parenting their children, Vivian and Benjamin.
Will Percy Hynes White Be In ‘Wednesday’ Season 2?
What will happen to Xavier Thrope?
It follows Addams as she tries to solve a monster mystery at her new school. Wednesday aired on Netflix on November 16, 2022, and mainly received excellent reviews from reviewers, who appreciated Ortega’s performance.
It became the second-most viewed English-language Netflix series within three weeks of its premiere, and the series was renewed for a second season in January 2023.
Fans are excited about Wednesday, Season 2 of the show but wonder what will happen to the cast and their characters in the new season. Mostly, they are questioning the fate of Xavier Thorpe and if he will be in Season 2.
This is because the actor who portrays Thrope, Percy Hynes White, received multiple allegations of sexual assault, and now, the fans are demanding that he be removed from the show.
Percy Hynes White’s SA allegations
Since mid-January 2023, White has received various sexual assault allegations from multiple women. The claims contain some alarming information concerning instances initiated and involving White when he was a high school student in Toronto, as well as when he was between the ages of 17 and 20.
One of the accusations in this discussion is that White and his friends are predators who manipulate girls. They allegedly planned parties to invite ladies they believed were gorgeous to get them intoxicated and high enough to get intimate with them.
White has also been accused of SA, assaulting many women, calling them names, posting naked images of them online without their permission, and targeting kids.
Many more women have accused him of SA and even assisting a rapist. The thread also says that a deleted account called @impercenator was White’s Twitter profile, from which he sent disturbing messages.
On Twitter, a video showing White using a racist slur has fueled the #cancelpercy movement. So far, White has not responded to the public debate, but he has blocked comments on his Instagram profile in response to the uproar.
While he would not respond to any charges, the sexual assault allegations have left Wednesday fans wondering if White will be a part of Wednesday Season 2.
Will Percy Hynes White return for ‘Wednesday’ Season 2?
At the time of writing, it is unknown if White will be joining the cast of Wednesday for its second season. Fans of the shows are strictly against the White being a part of Season 2.
White has made no statement regarding the SA allegations, and Netflix has remained silent. As a result, nothing can be said for sure.
That being said, there are a few speculations about what would happen to White’s character, Thrope. There is a possibility that Thrope may be Hyde.
Following SA allegations, Percy Hynes White’s future in ‘Wednesday’ Season 2 is unknown. (Source: Twitter)
Throughout Season 1, Thrope was troubled by Hyde dreams, although it was never revealed why he was having them other than loosely related to his psychic talents. However, if Thrope is a Hyde, his nightmares might be interpreted as a subconscious manifestation of his other half, possibly provoked by Tyler’s actions.
The fact that Hydes are classified as artists by nature lends credence to the theory, and having Thrope cope with it might help him continue his troubles with gaining people’s confidence.
The fact that Thrope is a Hyde might possibly be related to the story thread regarding Thrope’s father, Vincent. Vincent has been described as an image-obsessed man who wanted to keep the troubles of Thorpe a secret to protect his reputation — which might be because he didn’t want people to realize Xavier was a Hyde.
But unless Season 2 is released, everything is pure speculation.
Beyonce to Perform at Both Grammys and BRIT Awards 2023
Discussions are ongoing to have a live presence of Beyoncé at the BRITs and Grammy awards 2023.
Beyonce leads the 2023 Grammy nominations with nine. With her most recent nominations, the singer has tied her husband Jay-Z for the record for most nominations, with 88 across their respective careers.
Her genre-spanning album Renaissance is nominated for album of the year, and her hit single ‘Break My Soul’ is nominated for song and record of the year. Beyoncé has received additional nominations in the dance/electronica and R&B categories.
Beyonce’s last headlining concert was four years ago, so her appearance at the brand-new Atlantis The Royal Resort in Dubai on Saturday, January 21, was a perfectly opulent comeback.
Beyoncé is likely to appear at the Grammys and BRIT Awards this year. (Source: Instagram)
Queen Bey rose on a platform wearing a yellow corseted dress with a feathered skirt and a feathered back piece as guests at the invite-only, hour-long performance began screaming with excitement.
As the iconic artist opened the show by singing Etta James’ ‘At Last’ into a gold microphone, fireworks exploded above the venue. Then she told the audience that her mother, Tina Knowles; father, Mathew Knowles; her “beautiful husband,” Jay-Z, and their children, Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir Carter, were all there to support her.
Beyoncé has won 28 Grammy Awards, and if she wins more next year, she could break conductor Georg Solti’s record of 31.
Beyoncé might attend the BRIT Awards 2023
Music executives are making an audacious bid to bring Beyoncé to the BRIT Awards next month, according to MailOnline.Sony Music executives and the superstar’s team have been in high-level talks about her attendance at the Feb. 11Feb. 11 events at London’s O2, where she has been nominated for two awards, including International Artist of the Year.
Beyonce’s presence would boost the award show, where she was nominated for International Song of the Year for her single ‘Break My Soul.’
‘There have been some serious discussions at the top end of the record label for Beyoncé to have a live presence at the BRITs — having the world’s biggest superstar attend the ceremony would be a huge coup,” a music source revealed.
Will Beyonce be performing at the Grammys 2023?
In a time when nothing feels normal, the first “normal” Grammy Week in three years looks to be even more action-packed than the pre-Covid years. Beginning on Wednesday, nearly every day and night is jam-packed with parties, showcases, brunches, lunches, and happy hours, as if it were 2019.
She last gave a live performance at the Grammy Awards in 2017, when she sang ‘Love Drought’ and ‘Sandcastles’ from her critically praised sixth studio album, Lemonade. Bey was nominated for nine awards at this show, winning two of them—Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video.
Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, and Sam Smith with Kim Petras have already been announced. Variety also reports that DJ Khaled will perform, possibly alongside Jay-Z.
As for Beyonce, the status is still uncertain.
In the ceremony’s history, Beyoncé has received the most awards and nominations for female artists. So, it’s interesting to see what new records she set following the competition this year.
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