Anna Wintour praises Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s holiday style

Anna Wintour is a big fan of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s “impeccable” holiday outfits.The fashion journalist, who has served as editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is one of the most important figures in the industry. But while Anna rare…

Anna Wintour is a big fan of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s “impeccable” holiday outfits.

The fashion journalist, who has served as editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is one of the most important figures in the industry.

But while Anna rarely comments on celebrity style, in an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series, she singled out the British royal’s festive wardrobe as a good example of how to dress for Christmas events.

“I don’t think you can go wrong with the Duchess of Cambridge, who always looks impeccable,” she shared. “I think right now, when we are thinking about stars who are a little bit more classic and have a heritage feeling, when you look at what she wears when she goes to church – it could be a Catherine Walker dark red princess coat, or when she has to go out at night with her husband (Prince William), something a little more glamorous like (an Alexander) McQueen – but she always looks absolutely impeccable.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Anna was asked about the trend for gifting experiences rather than conventional presents. She noted that she was right onboard with the trend for non-gifts and insisted it’s hard to go wrong with tickets to a show.

“Two things to think about for a non-gift are theatre tickets for somebody who really enjoys going to the theatre or to a musical or to dance. An evening that they can truly enjoy and (will also make them) think of you. And if they’re not so much into going to Broadway or Off-Broadway, I would recommend, if you can possibly arrange it, a tour of an exhibition that they will be interested in seeing, hopefully, given by a curator or somebody who has real knowledge,” the 70-year-old advised.

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Pregnant Ashley Graham shares nude selfie

Ashley Graham has showed off her growing baby bump in a nude selfie on social media.The curvy model stripped off for the racy picture, in which she can be seen covering her chest with her hands while holding her phone in the other to take the photo, an…

Ashley Graham has showed off her growing baby bump in a nude selfie on social media.

The curvy model stripped off for the racy picture, in which she can be seen covering her chest with her hands while holding her phone in the other to take the photo, and posted the snap on her Instagram Stories on Thursday.

The former America’s Next Top Model judge shared the make-up free image alongside a series of photos documenting her Thanksgiving celebrations with family, friends, and her husband Justin Ervin in New York.

Filling up on the traditional turkey feast, Ashley – who was wearing an all-black ensemble with a cropped pink wool jumper – and Justin later got competitive with their loved ones as they played games.

The couple announced their baby news on their ninth wedding anniversary back in August, and the bundle of joy is due in January.

Ashley revealed the sex of her unborn baby in a recent interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show while she was participating in a lightning round of questions with the host.

“I’m having a boy!” she screamed, before waving her arms and exclaiming: “I’m gonna be a mommy to a boy!”

The 32-year-old has also been sharing details of her pregnancy journey on social media and has been honest about the impact her changing body has had on her mental health.

Speaking about posting an image that showed off her stretch marks during a chat with another mother for her new digital show, Fearless with Ashley Graham, the brunette beauty explained that she had actually been struggling with her “new body”.

“It’s interesting that you say that because the reason why I had posted that original photo, I had just announced that I was pregnant and I thought then I was going to feel good and I didn’t. I just felt terrible,” Ashley said.

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Roberto Cavalli sale finalised

Troubled fashion house Roberto Cavalli has officially been purchased by a Dubai-based property developer.Bosses at the Italian fashion label, known for its exotic prints and sand-blasted jeans, announced in late March that they were closing all stores …

Troubled fashion house Roberto Cavalli has officially been purchased by a Dubai-based property developer.

Bosses at the Italian fashion label, known for its exotic prints and sand-blasted jeans, announced in late March that they were closing all stores across North America and were seeking to make a deal with creditors to keep the company going while they searched for an investor.

After months of speculation over who may take over the company, it was reported in July that executives at Vision Investments, part of the DICO Group, were in negotiations to acquire the Florence-headquartered brand, and on Thursday, the transaction was completed. Financial details of the deal weren’t shared.

“We are excited about carrying forward the incredible legacy of the Roberto Cavalli brand. DICO has a long and fruitful association with Roberto Cavalli, and I believe that the brand resonates with our idea of luxury. I am happy to announce that the transaction was executed swiftly and that we will ensure stability in management,” said Hussain Sajwani, chairman of DAMAC Properties, in a statement. “At DICO Investments, we aspire to own internationally recognised brands, and this acquisition marks a significant step in our strategy.”

Sajwani, an Emirati billionaire property developer, founded real estate development company DAMAC Properties in 2002. Based in Dubai, the company provides residential, commercial and leisure properties and has presences across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, and the U.K.

Since 2015, managers at the Italian private equity fund Clessidra SGR controlled Roberto Cavalli with a 90 per cent stake, along with other minor partners, including the designer himself.

Former Versace executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris was brought onboard in July 2016 to help turn around the company, and following the departure of creative director Peter Dundas, British designer Paul Surridge was employed as head designer in May 2017. However, Surridge confirmed plans to exit his post in March, and a successor has not yet been named.

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Emily Ratajkowski: ‘Women should be able to wear a burka or a bikini without judgment’

Emily Ratajkowski is tired of women attracting criticism over their personal clothing choices.Since launching her career in 2013, the model/actress has risen to prominence for using her platform to call out instances of body shaming as well as to promo…

Emily Ratajkowski is tired of women attracting criticism over their personal clothing choices.

Since launching her career in 2013, the model/actress has risen to prominence for using her platform to call out instances of body shaming as well as to promote women’s rights.

Discussing feminism during a recent interview with ABC News’ Nightline programme, Emily explained that it’s very important to her that women are able to do and wear whatever they want.

“It’s about not limiting options or saying someone is a bad feminist,” she said. “It’s just about the ability to choose to be whatever kind of woman you want to be, to live whatever kind of life you want, to dress however you want, whether it be in a burka or a bikini.”

Previously, Emily has spoken out in defence of Kim Kardashian and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump after both women were subjected to derogatory comments, and she has no plans to stop addressing the issue, as she believes men are rarely attacked in the same way.

“I think that we shouldn’t be taking women for how they represent themselves or their body or even their sexual past and judging them for those things because that’s just not something we do with men,” the 28-year-old commented. “For me, it’s not even about taking the narrative into my own hands. It’s about calling out moments where there are inequality and unfairness.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Emily addressed her appearance in Robin Thicke’s controversial Blurred Lines video in 2013. She and other models danced topless in the unrated cut, and while the clip was accused of hypersexualising women, the brunette beauty insisted she was always at ease on set.

“The director, Diane Martel, is a really brilliant woman who understood exactly what she was doing,” she shared. “So, I felt very comfortable with the sort of things that maybe some people deemed controversial. I understood what the idea was, and I liked it.

“(The women) were depicted as not taking themselves too seriously not taking these men at all seriously… there was a lot of humour behind it…it was about having fun and women embracing their bodies.”

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Petra Nemcova and husband play ‘healing’ music to baby son in hospital

Petra Nemcova is certain flute music is helping her baby son to grow strong following from his premature birth.The Czech model announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday that she had given birth to her son on 15 November – six weeks before her due dat…

Petra Nemcova is certain flute music is helping her baby son to grow strong following from his premature birth.

The Czech model announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday that she had given birth to her son on 15 November – six weeks before her due date

Giving an update to her followers on Thursday, Petra said she and husband Benjamin Larretche have been in the hospital playing music to the newborn while he’s in an incubator.

She also briefly touched upon the health of their son, writing that he had been moved “from one hospital to the next”, and shared her dismay that her birth plan had been “thrown out of the window” as she almost gave birth in their car.

“As our little one came unexpectedly, all that we prepared for got thrown out the window… Suddenly, our structured and organised birth plans were reassembled into an experience we were not prepared for,” Petra wrote.

Explaining that Benjamin would play his indigenous flute during her daily meditation while pregnant, the star said that he has kept up the tradition in an effort to keep them calm during the turbulent time.

“Throughout the following days, moving from one hospital to the next, we held on to the one ritual that has been our foundation from the beginning: The sacred sounds of the flute,” the 40-year-old wrote. “Everywhere we went so did the sounds of the flute.”

Petra also noted that her son appeared to relax when the spiritual music was played, as it drowned out the sounds of the loud hospital.

“This was our only way to connect with him through the incubators to create a sacred space amidst a strange and loud environment. We envisioned and felt how the notes of the flute danced around him to heal him and comfort him,” she sweetly concluded.

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Tom Hooper was entertained by reaction to Cats trailer

Director Tom Hooper found the reaction to the trailer for his upcoming movie Cats “quite entertaining” because he didn’t think there was anything controversial about it. The first promo for Hooper’s film adaptation of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber m…

Director Tom Hooper found the reaction to the trailer for his upcoming movie Cats “quite entertaining” because he didn’t think there was anything controversial about it.

The first promo for Hooper’s film adaptation of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical dropped in July, and soon went viral on social media after it was revealed the stars of the movie – including Idris Elba, Judi Dench, and Taylor Swift – were covered in CGI fur to make them look more like felines.

Speaking about the reaction for the first time, the Les Miserables director told Empire magazine that he found the response unexpected but quite amusing.

“I was just so fascinated because I didn’t think it was controversial at all,” he said. “So, it was quite entertaining. Cats was apparently the number-one trending topic in the world, for a good few hours at least.”

Many social media users criticised the introduction of digital fur technology, a new technique created for the film, and found seeing human actors digitally covered in fur to be rather creepy.

Hooper has revealed that the visual effects were still in the early stages at the time the trailer dropped and the feedback helped inform the post-production process.

“We’d only finished shooting in March, so all the visual effects (in the trailer) were at quite an early stage,” the filmmaker explained. “Possibly there were, in the extremity in some of the responses, some clues in how to keep evolving (the production). When you watch the finished film, you’ll see that some of the designs of the cats have moved on since then, and certainly, our understanding of how to use the technology to make them work has gone up, too.”

Cats, which also stars Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, and James Corden, hits cinemas from 19 December.

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Rian Johnson ‘really thankful’ for The Last Jedi backlash

Rian Johnson is “really, really thankful” for the backlash he received about Star Wars: The Last Jedi because it forced him to care less about people’s opinions on social media.The second film in the trilogy, which was released in 2017, was well-receiv…

Rian Johnson is “really, really thankful” for the backlash he received about Star Wars: The Last Jedi because it forced him to care less about people’s opinions on social media.

The second film in the trilogy, which was released in 2017, was well-received by critics, but fans of the much-loved sci-fi saga were not so kind, with a minority even starting a petition to remake the film.

Some fans even targeted the stars of The Last Jedi, with actress Kelly Marie Tran – who played resistance fighter Rose – being forced to quit social media after being subjected to abuse.

However, Johnson has confessed that the harsh criticism has made him stronger and stopped him from getting so upset about other people’s opinions.

“Before I made The Last Jedi, I had never had anyone hate me on the internet,” he told the ReelBlend podcast. “If during the course of a year I got one negative tweet I would go into a panic. I’d be like ‘Oh my God, someone out there doesn’t like me. I need to fix this!'”

The 45-year-old filmmaker, who has recently helmed the whodunnit Knives Out, said the backlash has helped his mental wellbeing.

“The thing is though, I am really really thankful. Because what that meant is that my sense of self-worth was attached to the notion of everybody liking me online. And the fact that this process has made me, out of survival, disconnect from that,” he added.

Johnson now has a “more realist view” of social media and is trying to avoid the trolls and use Twitter and Instagram in a healthier way.

“The bad stuff, the systematic trolling… honestly, once you’ve seen enough of it, you see the pattern of it. It just sort of gets boring after a while,” he shared.

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Jamie Lee Curtis threatens to ‘come for’ audiences who spoil Knives Out

Jamie Lee Curtis has issued a stern warning to moviegoers who spoil the ending of her new murder mystery Knives Out.The True Lies star is worried Thanksgiving Day viewers might reveal the film’s twists and turns and ruin the experience for others, accu…

Jamie Lee Curtis has issued a stern warning to moviegoers who spoil the ending of her new murder mystery Knives Out.

The True Lies star is worried Thanksgiving Day viewers might reveal the film’s twists and turns and ruin the experience for others, accusing them of being on a “weird power trip”.

“There’s also something very aggressive, I find, for people who spoil things for people,” Curtis told Entertainment Weekly. “In fact, it diminishes you greatly if you really think about it, because it makes you very small to ruin the delicious surprise.

“To ruin it so you somehow look like a smart person? I don’t even know what value ruining a surprise is. It’s like going up to somebody (and) going, ‘Oh, you’re going to have a surprise party’. Well, f**k you. Thank you so much for ruining what should be a pleasure, and it is a pleasure, so don’t ruin it.”

Curtis, who stars in Rian Johnson’s crime caper opposite Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, and Katherine Langford, is cautioning anyone looking to reveal key plot points in the whodunnit.

“I shall come for you,” the 61-year-old jokingly threatened.

Meanwhile, Craig has declared that he would love to be able to go see Knives Out without knowing anything about it.

“Going to this movie cold would be the best thing on earth,” he told the publication.

Knives Out follows a family gathering gone horribly awry, after the family patriarch’s death leads a master detective to investigate. It is now showing in cinemas.

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Jonathan Pryce reluctant to play look-alike Pope Francis

Jonathan Pryce was approached to portray Pope Francis on the day the Pontiff became leader of the Catholic Church but he was reluctant to consider the part.The Pirates of Caribbean actor stars alongside fellow Welshman Anthony Hopkins in the new film T…

Jonathan Pryce was approached to portray Pope Francis on the day the Pontiff became leader of the Catholic Church but he was reluctant to consider the part.

The Pirates of Caribbean actor stars alongside fellow Welshman Anthony Hopkins in the new film The Two Popes, which imagines what might have been said in private during three known encounters between Cardinal Bergoglio – the soon-to-be Pope Francis – and Pope Benedict before the latter abdicated from the Papacy.

Pryce was approached about playing Pope Francis, who he bears a resemblance to, on the day he became the new Pope but his initial reaction was a no.

“The day he was created Pope, there was a call from Argentina and they came from Argentina to meet me,” he told Deadline. “The day he was announced (as Pope), my photograph was next to his, and even one of my sons called me and said, ‘Dad, are you the Pope?’ So, the seeds were laid then.”

He agreed to the role when he learned City of God director Fernando Meirelles was helming the project and Hopkins had signed on as his co-star.

“My agent called me and said, ‘You’ve been offered the role of Pope Francis,’ and I said, ‘God, I don’t want to do that,'” the 72-year-old recalled. “I was quite reluctant to even think about it. And then, I could see what a good script it was, and a great story; even if this hadn’t been a living person, if it was a work of fiction, it would still be a great story.

“But when I was told Fernando Meirelles was directing it, I felt this was not going to be a biopic, it was going to have a great energy and a life to it that he brought to his other films… so, that whole package made me feel very confident that it was something I wanted to do.”

The Two Popes will be released on Netflix on 20 December after a short theatrical run.

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Edward Norton didn’t want to ruin friendship with Thom Yorke over Motherless Brooklyn score

Edward Norton dropped plans to get Thom Yorke to score his new movie Motherless Brooklyn as he feared it would wreck their friendship.The Fight Club actor originally wanted the Radiohead frontman to pen around 75 minutes of jazz music for the period dr…

Edward Norton dropped plans to get Thom Yorke to score his new movie Motherless Brooklyn as he feared it would wreck their friendship.

The Fight Club actor originally wanted the Radiohead frontman to pen around 75 minutes of jazz music for the period drama, which he directs and stars in, but instead turned to Wynton Marsalis, a legend of the genre, to write most of the film’s music, with Yorke contributing one track, Daily Battles.

Speaking to The Guardian, the actor revealed that they decided not to work together as the musician felt a little upset with the use of his score in Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 horror Suspiria and he didn’t want a similar situation to ruin their friendship.

“Not to say that we don’t love Luca,” Norton said. “But Thom came off Suspiria feeling so burned.”

Explaining their decision to limit their collaboration to one song, he added: “The last thing you want with somebody you know is to get into a bloody situation. That’s the nightmare of all nightmares.”

Before turning to Marsalis, Norton considered Yorke’s Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood but he learned from the guitarist and composer’s longtime collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson that Greenwood’s working style would not have gelled well with his.

“(Anderson) said: ‘If you expect any iterative back-and-forth flow with Jonny, this is a mirage. He just sends me what he’s got and says: ‘Good luck to you’…And, well, no. That wouldn’t work for me,” the 50-year-old recalled.

Norton and Yorke nearly worked together on the same movie two decades ago – as the No Surprises hitmaker was offered the chance to score Fight Club. However, he turned the opportunity, with the musician explaining, “Got the email. Got the script. And I was just too f**ked up in the head to do it.”

Motherless Brooklyn debuted in cinemas earlier this month.

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