Yara Shahidi does the robot dance to check her clothes fit

Yara Shahidi thinks dancing is the best way to make sure clothes fit properly.The Grown-ish star has insisted that comfort is key when it comes to her own personal style, and says she feels happiest when wearing a tracksuit and sandals. But whatever th…

Yara Shahidi thinks dancing is the best way to make sure clothes fit properly.

The Grown-ish star has insisted that comfort is key when it comes to her own personal style, and says she feels happiest when wearing a tracksuit and sandals. But whatever the outfit, Yara will always bust a move to see whether the clothes work for her.

“I do the robot dance in my outfits to see if my clothes are too tight, too loose, too long or too short,” she explained to Us Weekly. “If I can’t do the robot, then I know the look doesn’t fit right.

“The test came from trial and error and I know I love to dance throughout the night, so the robot is a nice, concise dance move that I don’t have to look too crazy doing while trying stuff on!”

Though the 18-year-old is a fan of casual dress, and admitted she brings a pair of sneakers to every red carpet event she attends, she still enjoys getting glammed up and is always keep to mix up her looks.

“I like a nice, natural face and when we experiment I like keeping the elements that I love the same, but then having some fun with it. Rather than taking it too seriously, it’s like, ‘Why not do a geometric line on my eye?’ Or one time we lined my lips with silver and did a top knot of curls,” she smiled. “It’s those kinds of things that really allow me to feel like I’m not changing who I am, but just playing with it.”

The actress generally has an “anything goes” approach to fashion, and described herself as “trend adjacent because that way trends can never end and they’re more everlasting.”

However, Yara believes there is one major style sin.

“Unless it’s cultural appropriation, I’m generally like, ‘Cool, do your thing!'” she insisted.

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Brandon Maxwell blown away by new client Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer made designer Brandon Maxwell so nervous he couldn’t speak.Brandon designed the vibrant red and pink gown Amy wore to the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie, I Feel Pretty on Thursday night (19Apr18).Taking to Instagram to show off his…

Amy Schumer made designer Brandon Maxwell so nervous he couldn’t speak.

Brandon designed the vibrant red and pink gown Amy wore to the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie, I Feel Pretty on Thursday night (19Apr18).

Taking to Instagram to show off his creation, which featured a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, Lady Gaga’s fashion director Brandon revealed to his followers he was blown away working with the actress.

“Every once in a while a fitting comes along where I get so nervous that I’m saying words in my mind but they don’t come out of my mouth, you know? Such was the case with @amyschumer,” he captioned three images of the blonde actress.

“I have loved her from afar for so long. On bad days at work when I need a laugh I just close my office door, open up my lunch, and watch re runs of Youtube videos of her that I’ve seen a thousand times. So, in my mind she was already my lunchtime best friend, the one you sit with in the cafeteria that makes you feel loved and seen and good about yourself when you need it the most.”

Luckily, Amy lived up to Brandon’s hype, and he told his followers she fully embodied all his expectations, with the designer leaving the fitting “really loving” his job.

I Feel Pretty, which co-stars Michelle Williams, Busy Philipps and Emily Ratajkowski, tells the story of Amy’s character Renee, a woman who struggles with self-esteem issues until she wakes from a fall believing she’s the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet.

“The movie opens this weekend and I hope it makes you feel every bit as good as she and @leesaevansstyle made me and my team feel,” he concluded, tagging Amy’s stylist Leesa Evans in the post.

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Sarah Jessica Parker aimed to create ‘multi-use’ looks for new bridal line

Sarah Jessica Parker wanted the items from her bridal ready-to-wear line with Gilt to be “usable outside of that special occasion”.The former Sex and the City star has teamed up with the brand to create a line of 10 looks for the SJP by Sarah Jessica P…

Sarah Jessica Parker wanted the items from her bridal ready-to-wear line with Gilt to be “usable outside of that special occasion”.

The former Sex and the City star has teamed up with the brand to create a line of 10 looks for the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal Collection, from bodysuits and a jumpsuit to more classic dresses, gowns and full skirts in colours such as the traditional bridal white, black, blush pink and light grey.

And when it came to designing items for the range, Sarah was determined that brides should be able to wear the ensembles again – after their big day.

“The intent is they should be usable outside of that special occasion. Whether you’re the person walking down the aisle, or you’re attending, these are all pieces that should be relevant in your closet,” she told WWD. “There are some pieces that feel more decadent and more specifically bridal. There’s no law saying they’re not appropriate for many other important occasions as well.”

Prices for the items range from $295 (£210) for the bodysuit to $2,395 (£1,707) for a stunning embroidered gown, while sizes go from extra small to large for the bodysuits and from a zero to a 14 for the other pieces in the collection.

Alongside the clothing range, Gilt will be launching 15 styles from Sarah’s SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection which range in price from $350 (£249) to $485 (£345), with the items offering brides the perfect head-to-toe wedding look.

“Not only is Sarah Jessica Parker’s style known around the world, her point of view is one-of-a-kind,” Tom Ott, chief merchant of Gilt, said. “Sarah Jessica brings her impeccable taste and fashion sensibility to life in this collection. We think our customers will be delighted with the offering which is stylish and well-priced in the bridal category.”

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Naomie Harris will never wake up after 6am

Naomie Harris turns down lengthy lie-ins so she can mediate and exercise in the morning.The actress has a very hectic work schedule and is currently promoting her latest film, Rampage, alongside lead actor Dwayne Johnson. Yet as busy she may be, she’…

Naomie Harris turns down lengthy lie-ins so she can mediate and exercise in the morning.

The actress has a very hectic work schedule and is currently promoting her latest film, Rampage, alongside lead actor Dwayne Johnson.

Yet as busy she may be, she’ll still turn down any opportunity of a morning lie-in.

“So I feel that waking up before 6am is important…because it’s good to wake up with the sun. I feel like the longer I stay in bed, the more sleepy I am throughout the day,” she shared in an interview with Glamour U.K. “Also it means that I carve out time for myself to do my routines.”

As well as making time for exercise and meditation, the Spectre star also completes her “morning pages” at the start of every day.

“I just kind of write whatever comes into my head, kind of my mini diary,” she explained. “And that’s a real great way of – things that I’m uncomfortable with or I need to dissect in my mind, I get them on the page and it really helps me.”

When it comes to beauty, skincare is a priority for the 41-year-old, who admits she could never part ways with her cleanser.

“So many of my friends go to sleep with their make-up on… and I’m like ‘oh my gosh’ – it’s really bad,” Naomie squirmed. “I have to have cleanser, I have to cleanse my face.”

The Oscar nominee also named The Organic Pharmacy and Environ as two of her favourite beauty brands.

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Beyonce wanted to look like a goddess at Coachella

Beyonce aimed to imitate a goddess when she put together her Coachella outfits.The 36-year-old superstar took to the stage at the Californian festival for the second time on Saturday (21Apr18), a week after delivering her first headline performance – w…

Beyonce aimed to imitate a goddess when she put together her Coachella outfits.

The 36-year-old superstar took to the stage at the Californian festival for the second time on Saturday (21Apr18), a week after delivering her first headline performance – which has been hailed as one of the most groundbreaking sets the event has ever seen – and ensured she looked the part.

Beyonce’s enviable wardrobe was designed by Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing, who has insisted that the garments were the result of a “real collaboration” and carefully thought out.

“I wanted her to look like a goddess, so every detail had to feel timeless,” Rousteing explained in an interview with Dazed & Confused. “This is the outfit that people will remember from this generation, to the next ten generations; people will open books and see that outfit.”

Beyonce’s Egyptian-inspired outfit perfectly exemplified the concept, and the detail in the design meant that it took a whole two months to complete.

“The idea for the Egyptian outfit was the moment where she wanted to bring out the goddess, something epic,” the French fashion designer smiled. “I love the fact she mixed so many different cultures in the performances. It felt like there was a feeling of opening with something really iconic, almost coming from the sky and after you see different evolutions during the performances.”

Rousteing claimed that after eight years working at the Paris-based label, teaming up with the music legend provided him with “one of (my) most unforgettable memories.”

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Lucy Hale wasn’t allowed to do her own stunts in Truth or Dare

Lucy Hale was rebuffed when she offered to do one of her own stunts in Truth or Dare.The Pretty Little Liars star is moving away from her teen drama roots with the new horror, about a group of friends who face deadly consequences during a game of truth…

Lucy Hale was rebuffed when she offered to do one of her own stunts in Truth or Dare.

The Pretty Little Liars star is moving away from her teen drama roots with the new horror, about a group of friends who face deadly consequences during a game of truth or dare.

The film is full of jumpy moments which involved stunt work, and although 28-year-old Lucy was keen to get stuck in, producers hired professionals for the bigger stunts.

“Definitely, the most challenging was the roof sequence,” Lucy said to Collider of the scene when a character is dared to walk around the roof of a building. “I wasn’t on the roof, I was just running around and we were throwing furniture. I was so sore from throwing all the furniture. I swear, we did it 150 times. I was so sore. Then, we had drones. It was a four-day sequence.

“There was the car stunt that they didn’t let me do. I wanted to do it, but they wouldn’t let me. The hardest one for me to watch was the neck break scene. I don’t even know how they did it. I’m not sure how they made that look so believable. But, that roof sequence was a challenge for everyone.”

Talking about her move from TV into film, Lucy admits she initially wanted to take some time off when the popular show ended in 2017, but felt she couldn’t pass up Jeff Wadlow’s scary new flick.

“Pretty Little Liars was coming to an end, and I didn’t really know what I was going to do. I was freaking out because I was like, ‘Oh, my god, what do you mean I’m not going to work? What am I going to do?!’ I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll take some time off’. I had a whole list of things that I could do. But then, I got presented with this idea that I thought was really clever and unlike anything I’d heard before.”

Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey also stars in the film, which hit cinemas earlier this month (Apr18).

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Naomie Harris felt ‘completely lost’ at start of Rampage shoot

Naomie Harris felt “completely lost” when she first started filming Rampage because she didn’t have much experience with green screen.In the monster action flick, the Moonlight actress’ geneticist character Dr. Kate Caldwell must team up with Dwayne Jo…

Naomie Harris felt “completely lost” when she first started filming Rampage because she didn’t have much experience with green screen.

In the monster action flick, the Moonlight actress’ geneticist character Dr. Kate Caldwell must team up with Dwayne Johnson’s primatologist to stop three different super-sized animals from destroying Chicago after they become infected with a dangerous pathogen.

A lot of the film was shot using green screen, and Naomie admitted to OK! magazine that she was out of her comfort zone initially because she hasn’t worked with it much before.

“I really had to lean on Dwayne because he was amazing. This is his world, it’s not mine at all, and I felt completely lost in the beginning,” she said. “The way to get through it is just to pretend you’re a kid and just to play and have fun. That’s what I did.”

The 41-year-old has experience in the action genre thanks to her role as Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, and she initially thought Rampage would be similar when she signed on, but she was wrong.

“I actually went into it thinking it was going to be the same kind of deal,” she explained. “Actually it was completely different because Bond doesn’t really have green screen. We are out in the real world doing those stunts, and largely we’re doing them for real.”

One highlight of shooting on green screen was that she didn’t know what the finished product would look like and could enjoy Rampage like other audience members.

“For us, it’s a bit of a mystery to be on something where you’re looking at a green screen and then to see it come to life is so much fun. We get to be the audience as well as the actor in it. As an actor, you’re just really grateful that something comes out and it looks okay!” she joked.

Rampage, which also stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Malin Akerman, is in cinemas now.

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James Cameron fed up of Marvel’s Avenger movies

Filmmaker James Cameron is counting on cinema-goers soon experiencing “Avenger fatigue” as he is fed up of the Marvel superhero movies. The Oscar-winning director admits he is weary of the sheer volume of comic book adaptations currently being release…

Filmmaker James Cameron is counting on cinema-goers soon experiencing “Avenger fatigue” as he is fed up of the Marvel superhero movies.

The Oscar-winning director admits he is weary of the sheer volume of comic book adaptations currently being released – with the majority all revolving around male egos.

“I’m hoping we’re going to start getting Avenger fatigue,” Cameron complained at a press event to promote his new documentary show, AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.

“Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on, guys, there are other stories to tell besides, you know, hypogonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process,” he added.

Cameron, who recently drew criticism for slamming Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman blockbuster for focusing on “an objectified icon”, would instead prefer to see movies with more depth, just like his four planned Avatar sequels, which he compares to the iconic The Godfather trilogy, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

“I found myself as a father of five, starting to think about what would an Avatar story be like if it was a family drama, if it was The Godfather,” the 63-year-old explained. “Obviously very different genre…, but I got intrigued by that idea. So, that’s really what it is. It’s a generational family saga.”

He reveals the forthcoming movies are “very different” to the first Avatar film, which starred Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, and has gone on to make more than $2.7 billion at the box office worldwide since its release in 2009.

“Now, it’s the same type of setting, and there’s the same respect for the shock of the new, that we want to show you things that not only you haven’t seen, but haven’t imagined. I think that’s absolutely critical to it. But the story’s very different,” he said. “It’s a continuation of the same characters, but what happens when warriors that are willing to go on suicide charges, and leap off cliffs onto the back of big orange toruks (airborne predatory animals), what happens when they grow up and have their own kids? It becomes a very different story.

“Now the kids are the risk-takers and the change-makers. So, it’s interesting, but it makes sense to me. Everybody’s either a parent, or they had parents at the very least, and if you look at the big successful franchises now, they’re pretty much uninterested in that.”

Avatar 2 is scheduled for release in December, 2020.

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Bradley Cooper: ‘Lady Gaga is a revelation in A Star is Born’

Actor-turned-filmmaker Bradley Cooper has praised Lady Gaga as a “revelation” in his upcoming movie, A Star is Born. The Oscar nominee shared his thoughts on the pop superstar’s acting talents during a career discussion with his Silver Linings Playboo…

Actor-turned-filmmaker Bradley Cooper has praised Lady Gaga as a “revelation” in his upcoming movie, A Star is Born.

The Oscar nominee shared his thoughts on the pop superstar’s acting talents during a career discussion with his Silver Linings Playbook co-star Robert De Niro at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday (21Apr18), when they discussed the dedication Cooper has had in bringing his directorial debut to the big screen.

The classic musical drama, which was first released with Janet Gaynor in 1937, revolves around a wannabe singer who moves to Hollywood and is discovered by an alcoholic actor. Judy Garland played the aspiring star in a remake in 1954, and Barbra Streisand took on the iconic role in 1976.

“(It) kept haunting me, that story… shots kept coming into my head, and I would dream about it, and I realised I just have to do it, I have to sort of purge it in a way,” Cooper explained.

“So I knew that I had to do it. Whether it fails or not, I knew that I had to try. And I wound up absolutely loving it. I don’t wanna say too much because maybe you’ll hate the movie, but I love it. I really love it. It’s the movie I set out to make, which is hard to say,” he told De Niro.

He dubbed his leading lady a “revelation”, and revealed they made a pact at the start of filming.

“She said right from the beginning that this is gonna be a barter. ‘I’m gonna rely on you to get a performance that’s honest out of me’ – ’cause she’s never done a film (as a leading lady) before – ‘and I’m gonna make sure that you turn into a musician. Because we’re going to sing everything live,'” Cooper said.

“And I thought, ‘Wait, wait… what?’ And she said, ‘The only way this is going to work… I can’t stand when I watch musicals and you can tell that it’s a prerecording, or lip syncing.’ And she’s right. So that was terrifying, but I really relied on her,” he added.

The 43-year-old also thanked De Niro and his frequent collaborator, director David O. Russell, who made a surprise appearance during the interview, for helping him with the final cut of A Star is Born.

“You (David) spent like, 25 minutes just going through the whole thing right when you were in the middle of something. And it’s that kind of camaraderie that I’d always read about, with (Martin) Scorsese and (De Niro), and the Coen brothers and their actors,” Cooper gushed. “To be able to be a person who has loved and admired these men so much, and then have them help me to create art has just been incredible.”

A Star is Born is set for release in October (18).

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