God bless America! Let’s get to the news!
• It was a long night for those of us on the east coast who eagerly awaited President Barack Obama’s victory speech *dusts shoulders off*. Celebrities couldn’t wait to express their excitement, taking to their favorite social network to showcase their utter elation (save for Donald Trump). Beyoncé posted the above picture to her Tumblr and new Instagram (@BaddieBey), but later deleted it from both after it sparked a bit of controversy. Meanwhile the likes of Diddy, Mariah Carey, Chris Rock, and more tweeted:
Star Jones: It is not lady-like to gloat…but tonight I feel like breaking rules! To quote #GOP #MichaelSteele, #Obama spanked that #Romney booty!
Tami Roman: When 2 or more stand in agreement, it is written! S/O 2 all the people who made their voice heard today-Let’s work 2get USA back on track
Mariah Carey: Couldn’t be more Proud of my Country…Congratulations Mr. President!!! Now let’s get back to being “These United States of America”!!! Congratulations to our beloved President Barack Obama, our spectacular First Lady Michelle Obama & the adorable Malia & Sasha. Welove you!
Diddy: It feels even better the secoond time around!!!! #obama2012
Chris Rock: No jokes I’m just happy my girls get to grow up in a better world than I did. Kenyans don’t lose races.
Whoopi Goldberg: I’m so happy, NOW that it appears Prez.Obama has WON will all you racists & nasty vitriolic angry folks GO AWAY& take your CRAP w you. We as Americans have work to do&we dont have time 4 bullshit & we don’t have time 4 ur bullshit.Prez.Obama WON& crying foul ain’t gonna fly
Lady Gaga: I JUST GOT OFF STAGE IN COLUMBIA!! CONGRATULATIONS MR. PRESIDENT @barackobama We are so proud to be American tonight! YES!!! YES! YES!!
Jill Scott: Overjoyed!!!!! Thrilled & jubilant!!!!
Russel Simmons: A NEW AMERICA WINS OVER BIG MONEY! I am so proud to call Barack Obama our President of the United States! -(Necole Bitchie)
• Say goodbye to Vogue Hommes Japan. The magazine’s creative director, Nicola Formichetti, released a statement via his Tumblr confirming its autumn/winter 2012 issue would indeed be its last. Formichetti revealed Condé Nast will be switching “its men’s publication globally from Vogue to GQ Style.” He went on to say, “I loved the issues we made together. Each issue was a chance to collaborate with the best creatives in the world. Our goal was to push the boundaries of fashion and oh boy did we take it there!!” (Huffington Post)
• While we debunked the rumors of Lana Del Rey being the new face of Versace, it turns out we can expect to see another star working with the legendary fashion house. During a lecture at modern art museum P.S.1, an audience inadvertently got a look at M.I.A.’s desktop filled with folders titled ’Versace Prints,’ ‘Bootleg Versace,’ and ‘Versace Outlines’. She then confirmed to Spin there is indeed something in the works. I’m having a difficult time containing my excitement! (Grazia)
• It looks like things are getting a little ugly between designer Tory Burch and ex-husband, Chris Burch. After her ex launched a legal battle last month claiming her label was “damaging to his rival fashion venture – women’s apparel and lifestyle brand, C.Wonder,” she has now filed a countersuit. Burch claims her former spouse and other board members, “attempted to prevent her from pursuing alternative business ventures,” and accused him of, ”interfering with her brand’s sales and professional relationships with buyers and suppliers, in a quest to sell his shares in her label.” Uh-oh. (Vogue UK)