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Caroline Flack Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Of Boyfriend Lewis Burton Ahead Of Trial In March

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The former host of the hit British reality show “Love Island” hit her boyfriend with a lamp while he was asleep after suspecting he was cheating on her, a court was told on Monday.

One of the police officers who arrived at Caroline Flack’s home after the alleged assault described the scene as resembling a “horror movie,” the court heard, according to the UK’s PA news agency.
The presenter pleaded not guilty to assaulting 27-year-old Lewis Burton — a former professional tennis player and model — during a preliminary hearing at London’s Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Monday, PA reported.

Flack, 40, was charged with assault by beating on December 13 following an incident at her home in north London. Her full trial will take place next March.

The presenter stepped down as host of “Love Island” after she was charged. She was later replaced by Laura Whitmore.

Flack’s lawyer, Paul Morris, told judge Julia Newton that Burton did not support the prosecution, and was a witness, “not a victim”, PA reported.

However, prosecutor Katie Weiss said of Burton: “He is a victim — he sustained a significant injury to his head.”

Weiss said Burton believed the assault occurred after Flack had seen text messages leading her to believe he was cheating on her. “He said he had been asleep and was hit over the head by Caroline with a lamp, causing a visible cut to his head,” Weiss said.

On a call to the emergency services, Burton was “almost begging the operator to send help,” Weiss said, according to PA. “Both were covered in blood and in fact one of the police officers likened the scene to a horror movie,” Weiss said.

The presenter was released on bail, with conditions that prevent her from having contact with Burton ahead of a trial in March, PA said.

HyperSpotlight has attempted to contact Burton’s representatives.

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DRAKE SITS DOWN WITH RAP RADAR FOR 2 HOUR LONG INTERVIEW [WATCH]

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Drake doesn’t do too many interviews so a 2 hour long chat done at his own home? Yes, this is certainly a Christmas gift for some fans.

Today, Drizzy shared an extensive sit down with Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller where he discussed almost everything a fan wants to know. He spoke about his evolution as an artist, relationship with Lil Wayne and Rihanna, beef with Pusha T, and much more.

Regarding Pusha, Drake said he has no plans to mend the  relationship with his rival. “He’s just made an entire career off of it,” Drake said when speaking of Pusha. “Some people like his music, I personally don’t ’cause I don’t believe any of it. And I like to listen to guys I believe.” The Toronto superstar continued, “You just get to peak behind the curtain too. When I was whatever, 16, thinking that he was the biggest dope dealer in the world serving bricks to all, every corner of America, yeah sure. I was… a fan obviously more so just a fan of Pharrell and the Neptunes. I always wanted to be signed to Star Trak and stuff like that, that was the wave. Now that I’m grown-up, and I know him and the truth, it’s just not as appealing.”

Regarding Rihanna, he says all is well between them and spoke about reuniting with Chris Brown. “That person that was in the middle of us is no longer a part of either of our lives currently and I have the most utmost love and respect for her.” Watch the two hour conversation below via YouTube or TIDAL.

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Young Thug Shines With ‘Diamonds’ Off ‘So Much Fun’ Deluxe Editon

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Young Thug gave fans an early Christmas present this week with the deluxe edition of So Much Fun starring the Pierre Bourne-produced track “Diamonds” featuring Gunna.

Quotable Lyrics

Told her to put my dope in her crotch, she was ready
Smokin’ weed on Fairfax, at No Name eatin’ spaghetti
My lil’ dawg, bust your brain, keep him with me
Adderall, Mary Jane keepin’ me geeked

– Gunna

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This One Brand Defined Street Style in 2019

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To the untrained eye, there is nothing particularly remarkable about Bottega Veneta. Its designs are softly spoken and unobtrusive in comparison to the din of more extroverted, logo-clad brands such as Gucci and Balenciaga, yet its quiet luxury has captured the imagination of the fashion crowd in a way that few other brands have managed. In the span of one year, this heritage Italian brand has become both the hottest name to know and the new uniform of the industry’s supremely polished army.

Things changed for the brand after Daniel Lee was appointed creative director in 2018. The response to his first collection was monumental and the brand was quickly catapulted into the spotlight, with retailers struggling to keep up with demand. His premium approach to minimalism has been widely embraced by industry folk and the public alike, which is no mean feat considering Bottega’s clutch bags come with a four-figure price tag.

The numbers don’t lie: According to fashion analysis platform Lyst, the brand’s padded sandals are officially the hottest women’s shoes in the world right now, being responsible for over 27,000 online searches a month last quarter. Meanwhile, searches for Bottega Veneta shoes in general spiked 156% during September’s spring/summer 2020 fashion shows. Also, let’s not forget the four nominations and subsequent awards Lee has received for the 2019 Fashion Awards, including accessory designer of the year and overall brand of the year. In an age of fast fashion and style clickbait, this is seriously impressive.

So what’s the appeal? We can’t ignore the fact that the brand’s star has risen alongside 2019’s minimalist renaissance, but unlike some of the more austere offerings, Bottega always manages to add a detail here or a colourway there to hold our interest and separate itself from the crowd. It’s this combination of classic yet current, luxurious yet accessible that makes its appeal so potent. “Daniel Lee has brought a fresh perspective and sense of modernity to the house,” explains Cassie Smart, Head of Womenswear Buying at MATCHESFASHION.com. “His reinterpretation of classic design elements is exciting for new customers in addition to the longstanding fans of the brands.”

Add to this the fact that people are becoming increasingly mindful of their consumption, meaning that suddenly those transient, OTT designer buys are looking a little less appealing. Instead, fashion lovers are looking for quality, longevity and a sense of exclusivity, something that some designer brands have arguably lost in recent years.

No place was this style phenomenon more evident than on the pavements of fashion week. Not only was every other person clutching one of Bottega’s oversized leather totes, but there were countless showgoers who clad themselves head-to-toe in the brand: Leather shorts with a skinny-knit top and a quilted coat with colour-pop boots. It was a proper Bottega lovefest. We scoured the street style and found too many Bottega street style shots to include in this article, but these are some of our favourites. Scroll down to see how the style set championed the brand of the year…

Our Favourite Bottega Outfits

Style Notes: Lisa Aiken is a big fan of Bottega’s paired-back aesthetic, and here she champions the brand’s iconic woven clutch and padded coat.

Style Notes: Bottega’s choker-detail long-sleeved top looks the part with a leather skirt and the brand’s quilted shoes.

PHOTO: @TAMUMCPHERSON

Style Notes: Believe it or not, not all Bottega buys come in black, white or cream. Tamu McPherson dons a pair of colour-pop boots with her rust-coloured slip.

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