Lifestyle magnate Martha Stewart is making history, as she becomes the oldest person to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s yearly swimsuit issue, at 81.
The magazine described Stewart as “the very definition of ‘influencer,'” due to her plethora of shows, books, product lines and social media followers.
“I am so thrilled to be on the cover of the @SI_Swimsuit issue,” she said in an Instagram post. “My motto has always been: ‘when you’re through changing, you’re through,’ so I thought, why not be up for this opportunity of a lifetime? I hope this cover inspires you to challenge yourself to try new things, no matter what stage of life you are in.”
Stewart left her careers in modeling and then stockbroking to open her own catering company, where she developed her own recipes. Those would be the foundation for her first book, Entertaining, which was published in 1982. Her magazine, Martha Stewart Living, launched in 1990.
She has since written 98 other lifestyle books, had her own talk show and radio show and has product lines containing cookware, curtains and furniture.
She is one of four of the 2023 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover stars. Others include singer Kim Petras, actress Megan Fox and model Brooks Nader.
It was fairly safe to assume the XFL was officially dead when it managed to crash and burn in the spring of 2019 even quicker than it did during its inaugural season in 2001 (which obviously had just a little bit to do with a certain health crisis that took the world by storm shortly after the league rebooted).
However, that didn’t turn out to be the case, as Dwayne Johnson was among a group of investors who purchased the XFL’s remaining assets in a fire sale in 2020 with plans to bring it back from the dead once again.
As things currently stand, XFL 3.0 is slated to make its grand debut in 2023. However, we were treated to one of the most significant updates so far on Wednesday when Johnson dropped a hype video that was capped off with a first look at the organization’s new logo.
Most people seemed to respond to the development with a big ol’ shrug, but there were plenty of others who noticed a similarity between that logo and one used by AXE body spray—including the brand itself.While they’re definitely not identical, it’s pretty hard to ignore the similarities when the two logos are placed side-by-side. However, if we’re viewing the AXE Twitter account as the definitive authority on the manner, it appears the brand has harnessed the “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” mentality.
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas Austin Division on April 24 by two plaintiffs, Maria Bromley and Pauta Kleber, who claim to have spent over $1,000 each on attending the event that was originally scheduled for March 12-20 in Austin. On March 6, organizers announced they were forced to cancel the annual festival due to a city order that prohibited large gatherings in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Following the cancellation, SXSW informed ticket and pass holders that they would not be receiving refunds. Instead, the independent festival offered pass holders free registration — equivalent to the amount they spent for the 2020 festival — that would be valid for SXSW in 2021, 2022 or 2023. They were also offered a 50% discount based on the amount they spent in 2020 for another one of those three years.
According to the lawsuit, both plaintiffs were informed that the offer expires on April 30, 2020. The complaint notes that these offers were put forth by the festival on March 12, which additionally stated that it “cannot be certain that future festivals will occur.”