Insider Roundup: Selena Gomez Launches Mental Health Platform & More

This week’s freshest updates

Our weekend is off to an exciting start — how about yours? Read on for updates on singer Selena Gomez’s latest venture into the mental health space, beauty brand CoverGirl’s first-ever skincare line and another alleged celebrity split that we didn’t see coming. All these and more in this week’s Insider Roundup. 

Netflix's 'Emily in Paris' Season 2 to arrive on 22 December

Who’s ready for the return of Emily in Par-ee? Actress Lily Collins dropped a teaser for the second season of the popular Netflix series on her Instagram last night, which gave fans a peek at what to expect when it premieres on 22 December. Although the series had received mixed reactions, it successfully chalked up 58 million views in a single month and was crowned as Netflix’s most popular comedy series in 2020. It also landed two Golden Globes nominations earlier this year. 

Selena Gomez launches mental health platform

Singer, producer and Rare Beauty founder Selena Gomez has created a multifaceted mental health platform, WonderMind, which will launch in February 2022. She founded the platform with her mother, Mandy Teefey, and Daniella Pierson, founder and CEO of The Newsette. Pierson revealed to The Zoe Report that the platform will include a production arm, daily content arm and physical product arm, with the mission to create the “world’s first mental health aisle at global retailers.” 

'Train to Busan' U.S. remake reportedly titled 'Last Train to New York'

Brace yourselves: The zombies have arrived in the Big Apple. The U.S. remake of the South Korean film The Train To Busan is titled Last Train To New York, according to a report by Deadline. Details of the movie premiere date have yet to be announced, however, Deadline noted that the film will be directed by Indonesian filmmaker Timo Tjahjanto. Tjahjanto has also recently signed a deal with Netflix, where he will direct a film titled The Big Four that’s slated for release in 2022. Revisit the first official trailer of the original South Korean blockbuster above. 

CoverGirl enters the skincare space 

American beauty brand CoverGirl has unveiled its first-ever skincare line, Clean Fresh Skincare. The 100% vegan skincare line is also certified cruelty-free by non-profit organisation Cruelty Free International, according to VegNews. The range currently features five products: a Hydrating Cream Cleanser, a Weightless Water Cream, a Mattifying Oil Free Moisturiser, a Dry Skin Corrector and a Priming Glow Mist. 

All of the products are formulated with TruClean™ Cactus Water, which is designed to improve skin texture and tone for a more flawless makeup application. The collection’s currently available only in the United States, so we’ll have to wait and see if it’ll arrive on our shores. 

Bottega Veneta appoints Matthieu Blazy as creative director

34-year-old Belgian designer Matthieu Blazy has been appointed as the new creative director at Bottega Veneta. He had served as design director for the brand since June 2020. Prior to this, he was vice president of design for womenswear and menswear at Calvin Klein 205W39NYC up till 2019 and had also worked under former Celine artistic director Phoebe Philo. 

Peanuts and Hikidashi launch limited makeup brush series

The folks behind the beloved comic strip series Peanuts have teamed up with Japanese company Hikidashi to launch a range of Peanuts-themed makeup brushes. Titled the Peanuts Kumanofude series, the collection stars three makeup brush types that are all made with non-synthetic brush hairs. Each of the brushes is kept in a wooden box and features the engraving of Peanuts characters, such as Snoopy and Snoopy’s sister, Belle. The products are priced from USD23 and are currently open for pre-orders online

'Shawnmila' announce split

Singers Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have called it quits after dating for two years. The stars took to Instagram Stories to release a joint statement, sharing that they’ve both decided to end their romantic relationship. Even then, the duo added that their “love for one another is stronger than ever” and will remain as best friends.

In other news, model Kaia Gerber (daughter of renowned fashion model Cindy Crawford) and Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi have reportedly broken up as well after dating for one year. Is Christmas shaping up to be the season for newly minted singles? 

Which of these headlines managed to catch your attention? 

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