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Rihanna Knows How to Throw a Party. One Successful Night at Her Diamond Ball Is Proof

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The women’s washroom at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan is a palatial marble space. In any case, the slows down are little. Rihanna, in a dark velvet outfit with an emotional trumpet-flared stitch that stood out a few feet, didn’t appear to be irritated by the requirements. The vocalist, design and magnificence tycoon and donor was facilitating her Fifth Annual Diamond Ball in the scene, and she realized exactly how to manage her awkward skirt in those restroom slows down. At the point when asked how she fit, she had a snappy answer: “This way — like a topsy turvy umbrella, sister,” she exhibited supportively to TIME, flipping her spruce up, before dancing out to impart a gathering of the psyches to Kehlani and Megan Thee Stallion.

It might be simply one more night in the life for Rihanna. In any case, for the 600-odd visitors at the Diamond Ball supporting her Clara Lionel Foundation, it was a checked starry night highlighting host Seth Meyers and entertainers including Pharrell Williams, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, G-Eazy, Megan Thee Stallion, A$AP Ferg, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, and even Rihanna herself, coming in for a first-since forever live execution of the tune “Lemon” — to the astonishment and joy of everybody collected. (Indeed, even at her extreme Savage X Fenty style show prior in the week, Rihanna declined to sing, leaning toward just to move. What’s more, following a three-years-and-tallying sit tight for her next collection, the fans are ravenous.)

The objective of the night: fund-raising for the Clara Lionel Foundation, her altruistic association named after her grandparents, which spotlights on offering help to worldwide young ladies’ training projects and compassionate guide programs in her local Caribbean, with an overwhelming spotlight on environmental change versatility. The strategy for raising support: a robust passageway sticker price and a live sell off. Visitors offer on an all-costs paid excursion to see Serena Williams contend in her next Grand Slam shot ($60,000); a constrained version 60-lb. foot stool book of elite Rihanna photographs and custom 2,000-lb. etched marble platform ($111,0000, to a Cardi B who outbid herself); and an outing to Barbados highlighting supper with the Prime Minister and a submarine excursion, among different advantages ($275,000, twice). Live gifts were coordinated by Twitter prime supporter and previous gathering participant Jack Dorsey (piling on over a large portion of a million from the group in the room). At last, they brought over $5 million up in all out.

It got off to a moderate beginning: visitors fired topping off the huge scene, which was lit up with hot pink, turquoise and yellow botanical light projections, lime-green tablecloths and genuine, rich blossoms flanking the goliath (open) bar, a long time before 8:00 p.m. Yet, it wasn’t until half past nine that supper (heated tagliardi bolognese, hamburger or fish with potato dauphinoise, chocolate cake) was served. In any case, there was bounty to do during the deferral: at a Fenty Beauty stall, visitors — like models Karlie Kloss, Shanina Shaik and Slick Woods, or rappers A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, 21 Savage and 2 Chainz (it was his birthday) — could speak to the ability of cosmetics craftsmen outfitted with what resembled the full line of items.

In the interim, stations around the room recounted to video accounts of a portion of the ladies around the globe that the Clara Lionel Foundation has bolstered. A tap of a table task card additionally skilled a $100 gift to the reason, affability of American Express. “It’s something other than the gathering, it’s the give-back,” rehash participant Biggs Burke, record executive and Roc-A-Fella fellow benefactor, reminded TIME. “As a matter of first importance it’s for a decent aim. Second, clearly, it’s an incredible gathering. There’ll be some D’usse spilling and Ace of Spades everywhere.” Added first-time visitor Saint Jhn: “It’s my preferred night as of now.”

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ABC News responds to Amy Robach video, says Epstein accuser interview wasn’t ready for air

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faced questions Tuesday about whether it was reluctant to air a sensitive story about alleged sexual misconduct after a leaked video emerged of its reporter complaining about how her bosses handled an interview with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser.

The conservative web site Project Veritas released video of Amy Robach venting that “every day I get more and more pissed” that her 2015 interview with Virginia Roberts never made the air. The video, taken while Robach was in a Times Square studio but not on the air in late August. Project Veritas says the video came from an ABC insider, but it did not identify the person.

ABC said Tuesday that the interview didn’t meet its standards because it lacked sufficient corroborating evidence. Robach said she was “caught in a private moment of frustration.”

The episode raised immediate comparisons to reporter Ronan Farrow’s accusations that NBC News discouraged his reporting on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s misconduct. Farrow then took his story to the New Yorker magazine.

The correspondent was visibly exasperated as she complained that “I tried for three years to get (the interview) on to no avail and now it’s coming out and it’s like these ‘new revelations’ and I freaking had all of it.”

She said she was told “who’s Jeffrey Epstein, no one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.”

Robach also complained in the video that both lawyer Alan Dershowitz and the British Royal Palace applied pressure to ABC not to air the interview with Roberts. She suggested that the network feared that airing the interview would hurt its ability to get interviews with Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Jimmy Garoppolo to Erin Andrews: “It Feels Great, Baby”

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Jimmy Garoppolo made enough plays during last night’s game against Arizona to preserve San Francisco’s perfect record. He was understandably all smiles during a postgame interview with Fox’s Erin Andrews. Andrews seemed to enjoy it too.

And we love to see pleasant interactions between two professionals, don’t we, folks?

Usually I have a pretty good Spidey sense for how these things are going to play out in the media ecosystem. But this one? It’s a real mystery.

Will Garoppolo be criticized for calling a female reporter “babe” or will it largely be laughed off like it was when Rob Gronkowski did similar? Will there be a glut of thinkpieces asking how the reaction and perception would be different had, say, Lamar Jackson done the same thing? Maaaaaybe.

It’s all very exciting and definitely a worthwhile discussion for someone who is very much not me to have.

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Would we be able to Stop Hating On ‘Diablo 3’ Ahead Of BlizzCon’s ‘Diablo 4’ Reveal?

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It’s currently an open mystery that piece of Blizzard’s “we should disregard that entire Hong Kong thing” plan for BlizzCon will be a major uncover of Diablo 4, nearby news about Overwatch 2 and different titles.

There have been spills about Diablo 4 for half a month now, some particularly phony (no it won’t be a FPS to supplant Destiny) some that are likely valid (Barbarian, Mage, Druid as three of the classes).

In any case, one normal abstain I continue hearing in some limit is that Diablo 4 will return to Diablo’s “underlying foundations.” No a greater amount of that daylight and rainbow poop from Diablo 3. We’re returning to Diablo 1-2 when the game was great and dim and abrasive and bleeding and fiendishness!

Sorry at the same time, if it’s not too much trouble stop.

I didn’t place 2000 hours into 12 characters crosswise over support and PC adaptations of Diablo 3 to hear it criticized as a terrible game that ought to be stayed away from when new portions are created.

But then it fixed itself. When Reaper of Souls and Loot 2.0 came around a year or so later, Diablo 3 was a game changed. It went from unremarkable to what I would esteem the best ARPG ever, and it had deals to coordinate. By last tally, Diablo 3 had sold 30 million duplicates between the base game and Reaper, and that was before it propelled on Switch, making it a standout amongst other selling games.

I additionally think individuals are seeing Diablo 2 with rose shaded focal points to a limited degree. Truly, it was likewise an extraordinary game, however not without a lot of issues including things like tricked things, secured assembles and the way that it was absolutely invaded by spam merchants later in its life. Diablo 2 is the reason the Auction House existed in Diablo 3 so Blizzard could attempt to get some way of command over that bootleg market (yet it about slaughtered the game at any rate).

Diablo 3 is additionally not as splendid and lively as everybody appears to erroneously recall. I recollect indeed, there were some early reviews that were entirely brilliant and bright and looked somewhat odd. Be that as it may, when the game was discharged, the entirety of that was quieted, and keeping in mind that sure, there were various zones that were fields and deserts rather than caverns and more gives in and hellfire pits, they unquestionably weren’t chipper. What’s more, when Reaper of Souls hit, every one of those new conditions were unfathomably dull and creepy. Also, as far as the butchery? That is to say, have you at any point murdered a beast in that game and viewed a sea of blood and a thousand pounds of ribs hit the stone floor? Offer me a reprieve. It’s increasingly shocking essentially by the generational graphical distinction somewhere in the range of D2 and D3 alone.

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