Dwayne Johnson pressing pause on home workout videos during coronavirus crisis

Dwayne Johnson has decided not to post his home workout regimes online during the coronavirus crisis.Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual exercise classes have skyrocketed in popularity as people follow strict government mandates to stay i…

Dwayne Johnson has decided not to post his home workout regimes online during the coronavirus crisis.

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual exercise classes have skyrocketed in popularity as people follow strict government mandates to stay indoors.

But in a recent Instagram video, Dwayne explained that he would be not be promoting the trend out of respect to his fans who may not have access to elite gym equipment.

“(I don’t) want to be the a**hole who’s saying, ‘Hey guys, look at me, look at the great workouts I’m having. Look at this place, the iron paradise, wow I feel great. 280 pounds and I feel good, huh,'” he stated.

The Skyscraper actor then went on to express sympathy for those under lockdown who might be struggling to mix up their exercise options.

“You can only do so much s**t in your house and be creative before it drives you bats**t crazy,” the 47-year-old insisted. “Again, maybe I’m oversensitive and that’s OK. I am who I am. I am empathetic and I know that millions and millions and millions of you around the world it’s killing you not to be able to go to a gym.”

In the accompanying caption, The Rock also admitted that he’s finding the pandemic difficult to navigate.

“I’m averaging about a 50/50 ratio of having good days to not so good, wobbly days. That ratio will improve,” he noted.

Least fans worry they won’t be hearing from him during the crisis, the star also reassured them he’s more than happy to engage on WrestleMania, acting projects, other career questions, or to share tips on cheat meals.

“This Sunday, let’s take a much-needed reprieve – I’ll break out my @teremana (tequila) and my cheat meal and you break out your liquid and cheat meal of choice and we’ll have ourselves a lil’ worldwide LIVE Q&A,” Dwayne added.

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Chrissy Teigen celebrates 10th anniversary of her breast implants

Chrissy Teigen celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her breast implants on Monday.The model-turned-TV personality took to Instagram on Monday to upload throwback snaps of her walking the runway in white underwear during the 2010 Beach Bunny Swimwear f…

Chrissy Teigen celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her breast implants on Monday.

The model-turned-TV personality took to Instagram on Monday to upload throwback snaps of her walking the runway in white underwear during the 2010 Beach Bunny Swimwear fashion show, and in the caption, she jokingly wrote, “Happy 10 year anniversary to these t**ties and RIP to these teeth.”

Her post received numerous comments from celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, who simply left a bunch of crying laughing face emojis.

Chrissy later responded: “@kimkardashian you guys were at this show!!! It’s why I was listed as ‘model walks runway’ no one cares about me bahahahahah.”

Comedian Whitney Cummings also commented, writing, “Wait isn’t 10 years when we need to take them out?!” referring to recommendations by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that advise exchanging or removing implants every 10 to 15 years.

The beauty, who is married to crooner John Legend, replied by admitting she wants them removed but cannot while she’s self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

“@whitneycummings yes dude and I really want them OUT,” she wrote. “Quarantine would have been perfect time but apparently it’s not ‘ESSENTIAL’ smh (shaking my head).”

Chrissy told U.K. magazine Glamour earlier this year she would like her implants removed and her breasts lifted, but noted the risks are too high after having children.

“If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift,” the 34-year-old explained. “I think you’re supposed to replace them (implants) every 10 years. But when you have kids you think about (the risks) of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die – in boob surgery!'”

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Kevin Hart embracing grey hair during coronavirus lockdown

Kevin Hart is embracing his natural grey hair during the coronavirus lockdown.The 40-year-old actor has been keeping his fans and followers on Instagram entertained as millions round the world are forced to stay home to help stop the spread of the Covi…

Kevin Hart is embracing his natural grey hair during the coronavirus lockdown.

The 40-year-old actor has been keeping his fans and followers on Instagram entertained as millions round the world are forced to stay home to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

In his new series called Confessions from the Hart, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star debuted his salt and pepper-coloured beard and hair as he revealed his plan to share candid stories and secrets about his life.

In the caption, he told his 87 million followers that he’s embracing his natural hair colour now he’s stuck inside.

“P.S I have always had a s**t load of grey hair… I was just a frequent dyer… I’m not working right now so I said F**K IT,” he wrote.

In a later video update, the comedian admitted he was enjoying his new look.

“I’m not gonna lie to y’all, I’m kinda rollin’ with the grey hair,” he said. “I’m feeling it, man. I ain’t never not been working for this long, so I never had a chance to let it grow like this… Grey hair in the beard? Grey hair up top, on the sides? … Giving you full ‘distinguished gentleman’ out here, man. Embrace it, don’t run from it!”

And Hart isn’t the only to transform his appearance while self-isolating.

Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness took to Instagram to reveal he had ditched his beard for a clean-shaven look, while actor Riz Ahmed debuted a new buzzcut.

“Anyone else do a #Stayhome haircut that got outta hand? Least now it feels like there’s someone else here when I look in mirror,” the Venom star wrote alongside two photos of his haircut on Instagram.

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Rihanna becomes first person to wear durag on cover of British Vogue

Rihanna has made British Vogue history by becoming the first person to wear a durag on the cover of the magazine.Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful took to social media to unveil the May 2020 issue on Monday, with the main image depicting the Barbadian su…

Rihanna has made British Vogue history by becoming the first person to wear a durag on the cover of the magazine.

Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful took to social media to unveil the May 2020 issue on Monday, with the main image depicting the Barbadian superstar wearing a white Burberry suit designed by Riccardo Tisci and a custom-made durag from famed milliner Stephen Jones.

Rihanna was photographed by Steven Klein and styled by Enninful, with the editor explaining in an accompanying article that it was the 32-year-old’s idea to sport the head scarf.

“For this month’s shoot, she wanted Rihanna for a new decade. We worked through a substantial archive of visual references (her fashion and cultural knowledge is encyclopaedic) to find a new proposition,” he explained. “Then suddenly, at 2am, my phone pinged with the latest WhatsApp: ‘How about we go with a durag?'”

Enninful went on to describe the durag as “a potent symbol of black life – of self-preservation, resistance, and authenticity,” and admitted Rihanna was the perfect person to pull it off through the “prism of high fashion”.

“It takes a person of extraordinary charisma to pull off such a moment, a woman I am lucky enough to count among my closest creative collaborators,” Enninful added. “What I love about Rih is that it’s always new territory, which is thrilling – not to mention a huge task.”

And in a message posted on his Instagram page, Jones shared just how thrilled he was to work with the British Vogue team and Diamonds hitmaker on the look.

“Thrilled to have created this durag for @badgalriri, one of my most loyal clients, friend and inspiration and the amazing @edward_enninful who I have known since he was 17(?)!!! Thank you soooo much (sic),” he praised.

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Ariana Grande shows off natural curls while in self-isolation

Ariana Grande used her time during self-isolation to reveal her natural curly locks on social media.The No Tears to Cry hitmaker is famous for her trademark high ponytail, and if it isn’t slicked back on the top of her head, her waist-length brunette h…

Ariana Grande used her time during self-isolation to reveal her natural curly locks on social media.

The No Tears to Cry hitmaker is famous for her trademark high ponytail, and if it isn’t slicked back on the top of her head, her waist-length brunette hair is usually styled poker straight.

However, as the Grammy winner stays at home amid the coronavirus lockdown, she took to Twitter and Instagram to wow fans with her real dark curls, which can be seen tumbling around her face and shoulders in the smouldering picture.

“Get a load a dis (sic),” Ariana captioned the snap.

Her curly locks are reminiscent of old childhood photos Ariana has previously shared with her fans, and her mother Joan chimed in with a sweet note of support for her daughter.

“Beyond stunning. Your natural hair/curls is a world of its own… a magnificent beauty you are inside and out/made up or natural … I love you…” she commented.

More than five million followers liked Ariana’s post on Instagram, and the Thank U, Next hitmaker’s famous friends showed their adoration for the singer’s natural hair.

“Here for this covid curl,” Katy Perry wrote, while Lil Nas X commented: “Beautiful.”

Jessie J and Zoey Deutch were also among the celebrities sharing the love on Ariana’s post, as well as designer Zac Posen and Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott, who wrote: “BEEEEEAAUUTY.”

Ariana previously removed her signature ponytail and showed off her long straight locks for the covers of U.S. Elle and British Vogue magazines back in 2018.

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Burberry to begin making masks and hospital gowns amid coronavirus crisis

Burberry will soon devote one of its factories to producing face masks and hospital gowns amid the coronavirus crisis.Executives at the iconic British fashion brand, known for its signature trench coats and patterned accessories, are “retooling” a work…

Burberry will soon devote one of its factories to producing face masks and hospital gowns amid the coronavirus crisis.

Executives at the iconic British fashion brand, known for its signature trench coats and patterned accessories, are “retooling” a workshop in Yorkshire, England in order to manufacture non-surgical hospital gear for patients and 100,000 surgical masks for frontline workers across the National Health Service (NHS).

“In challenging times, we must pull together. The whole team at Burberry is very proud to be able to support those who are working tirelessly to combat Covid-19, whether by treating patients, working to find a vaccine solution or helping provide food supplies to those in need at this time,” Burberry’s chief executive officer, Marco Gobbetti, insisted in a statement, while creative director Riccardo Tisci added: “I am so incredibly proud to be part of the amazing Burberry family as we work to support our communities in this tough time – together we will get through this!”

At present, the U.K. has nearly 20,000 confirmed cases of the virus, leaving resources in short supply.

In continued boosting of its philanthropic efforts, Burberry bosses will also donate funds to charities including FareShare and The Felix Project, organisations that are dedicated to reducing food poverty, and back research into a single-dose vaccine being developed by scientists at the University of Oxford.

“Burberry’s gift is an example of forward-thinking corporate philanthropy that complements and bolsters government and other investment in Oxford’s leading global talent in this field. Donations like this have real and rapid impact, allowing us to be agile in our response, to accelerate this time-critical research,” commented Professor Gavin Screaton.

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Heidi Klum launches social media strutting challenge

Heidi Klum has encouraged her fans to participate in a “strutting” challenge while practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus crisis.Following the launch of her new Amazon Prime Video reality TV series, Making the Cut, last week, the German supe…

Heidi Klum has encouraged her fans to participate in a “strutting” challenge while practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus crisis.

Following the launch of her new Amazon Prime Video reality TV series, Making the Cut, last week, the German supermodel and TV personality took to Instagram to share a video of her doing her best runway walk while wearing a red tracksuit and black thigh-high boots in her living room.

“While we’re all at home, I’d love to do this challenge with you guys. Please show off your best home couture and use the hashtag #StrutForTheCut,” she commented, before referring to her dog Anton. “Anton and I can’t wait to see what you will be wearing… and sending all of you lots of love!”

In the accompanying caption, Heidi asked her seven million followers to show off their “social distancing home couture”.

“Whatever you want to wear – whether that means your favourite flannels, going all out glamorous sexy and chic, or pairing your sweats with thigh-high boots (as I did). Now I want to see you strut! I will repost my favourites,” the 46-year-old noted.

Meanwhile, Heidi also announced that the team behind Making the Cut will be donating approximately $600,000 (£483,000) to the World Health Organization (WHO) in aid of hospitals and health workers around the globe fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following their exit from Project Runway in 2018, Heidi and co-host Tim Gunn unveiled the fashion competition show Making the Cut on 27 March.

Judges include Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Carine Roitfeld, Joseph Altuzarra, and Chiara Ferragni.

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Paris Couture Week cancelled amid coronavirus crisis

Paris Couture Week and Paris Fashion Week: Men’s have been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.France is one of the nations most affected by the spread of Covid-19, with an estimated 40,000 reported cases and approximately 2,600 deaths. In light of…

Paris Couture Week and Paris Fashion Week: Men’s have been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

France is one of the nations most affected by the spread of Covid-19, with an estimated 40,000 reported cases and approximately 2,600 deaths.

In light of the crisis and lockdown of citizens, representatives for the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode have confirmed the two upcoming events have been scrapped.

“In light of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic worldwide, strong decisions are required to ensure the safety and health of Houses, their employees and everyone working in our industry,” they said in a statement. “Consequently, the Board of Directors of the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has come to the decision that, in the present conditions, Paris Fashion Week: Men’s, scheduled from June 23rd to June 28th, 2020, and the Haute Couture Week scheduled from July 5 to July 9, 2020, cannot take place.”

However, the spokesperson insisted members of the federation are “actively working” with designers and fashion houses to find possible alternatives.

In addition to presentations from Chanel and Dior, the next Paris Couture Week was to feature the highly anticipated return of Balenciaga to the schedule.

Meanwhile, executives at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have also confirmed that the resort 2021 shows lined up for the middle of the year have been scrapped.

“The CFDA has been carefully following the developments of Covid-19, while providing information and resources to help the industry move forward during this most challenging time,” they commented. “With that in mind, the CFDA has decided to cancel the official NYFW: Resort 2021 schedule of presentations. The decision was based on the current global situation, the ongoing uncertainty regarding its impact on retailers and their open-to-buys, and designers’ challenges in producing collections at this moment.”

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Pierpaolo Piccioli avoids hiring same models for runway shows

Pierpaolo Piccioli makes a point of hiring different models for each of his runway shows.The creative director of Valentino has opened up about his career in an interview with Vogue Australia, and during the chat, revealed he demands diversity and incl…

Pierpaolo Piccioli makes a point of hiring different models for each of his runway shows.

The creative director of Valentino has opened up about his career in an interview with Vogue Australia, and during the chat, revealed he demands diversity and inclusivity on his catwalks.

“For me, I’m a designer. My job is creating images, and through this people can feel emotions and can also reflect about something. Inclusivity for me means embracing a world, so it’s about living together in tolerance,” he explained. “To make inclusivity happen – and not just thinking and talking about inclusivity, because sometimes you talk about it, but you don’t act – I think it’s (about) just acting.”

In recent seasons, Piccioli has also tapped high-profile names to appear in his presentations, with Naomi Campbell closing the spring/summer 2019 couture show in January 2019 and iconic model/actress Lauren Hutton walking the runway during the fall/winter 2019 couture spectacle.

And he’s adamant it’s his passion for diversity that drives him to keep his shows fresh.

“I always encourage women to be themselves, because it is much more interesting – a real woman – than the role she plays, because those are stereotypes, always,” the designer shared. “That’s also the reason why I don’t use models for two times in a show.”

However, one exception to Piccioli’s rule is South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech, who serves as his unofficial muse and has regularly appeared in Valentino presentations.

“In Adut, I feel a fragility and her fears and her strength, which are very interesting,” he touchingly commented of the 20-year-old.

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Sofia Richie vows to wear headscarf until she can visit hairdresser again

Sofia Richie is planning on wearing a headscarf until she can make an appointment with her hairdresser once again.The model/influencer has been practicing social distancing and staying at home in accordance with advice from World Health Organization (W…

Sofia Richie is planning on wearing a headscarf until she can make an appointment with her hairdresser once again.

The model/influencer has been practicing social distancing and staying at home in accordance with advice from World Health Organization (WHO) officials during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Taking to her Instagram Stories over the weekend, Sofia posted a filtered selfie showing her wearing a colourful head accessory and black T-shirt.

“I will be wearing a scarf on my head until @taunidawson is able to do my roots,” she wrote in the caption, referring to hairstylist Tauni Dawson from Nine Zero One salon in Los Angeles.

However, Sofia will undoubtedly have to make a time with Tauni quickly once the quarantine guidelines lift as the colourist also counts the likes of Miley Cyrus and blogger Marianna Hewitt among her high-profile clientele.

Earlier on Sunday, the star also posted a string of clips showing her taking in part in an online workout session with The Sculpt Society founder’s Megan Roup on her balcony.

“So excited for dance cardio RN (right now),” the 21-year-old added.

Many other celebrities have also taken to social media to express a little concern over what their hair may look like in the coming weeks. However, TV host Kelly Ripa recently urged her fans not to even contemplate an at-home trim.

“I know from where I speak,” she shared. “I cut my bangs before the Daytime Emmys about 22 years ago and I’ve never gotten over it.”

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