The World Cup in Brazil kicked off last Thursday and has already brought plenty of action and surprises. Defending champion, Spain, was dumped out of the World Cup after only two group games. With a 5-1 loss to the Netherlands, the team needed to secure a win against Chile in their match Wednesday in order to advance. However, a shocking 2-0 loss to Chile quashed any chance the team had at remaining the reigning champs. As of the standings now, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands are the favored teams to take home the cup. Cheer on your favorite team as the competition continues! After winning an Oscar in March, being announced People’s Most Beautiful, and becoming the face of Lancome products, Lupita Nyong’o’s streak of luck keeps coming. The 12 Years a Slave beauty landed the cover of Vogue’s July 2014 cover. The magazine profiles the actress, who graces the front page wearing a purple, red and orange dress with white detail. Nyong’o is set to follow up her successful year with a role in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming addition to the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII.
Nearly three years after their initial split, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are officially divorced. Though their divorce was finalized in March, court backlog postponed its entry into the system until now. In July 2011, the two announced the end of their relationship after seven years of marriage. Lopez and Anthony have two children together, twins Max and Emme, of whom Lopez has primary custody. While their love may have ended, the two certainly haven’t ruled out finding love again. Since the spring of 2012, Lopez has been dating dancer-choreographer Casper Smart, and Anthony has connected with model Shannon De Lima and Topshop heiress Chloe Green.
Wolf of Wall Street star and philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio pledged $7 million to marine conservation efforts to help protect the world’s oceans. At a State Department conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning, DiCaprio urged global leaders to come together and take action against the growing problem. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, active since 1998, dedicates itself to humanitarian projects and efforts that create a “harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world.”
America’s favorite coffee franchise has just upped the rewards for its employees. Starbucks announced this week that in a partnership with Arizona State University, the company will bankroll online courses for some of their employees. Any benefits-eligible employee in the U.S. can apply and, grades permitted, will be accepted. After graduation, employees will not be bound to continue working at Starbucks. Coffee and a diploma? Sounds like a great deal!