Rihanna ‘overwhelmed with sadness’ following George Floyd’s death

Rihanna has spoken out following the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Following the tragic death of the 46-year-old, who died after being pinned to the ground by a police officer who k…

Rihanna has spoken out following the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Following the tragic death of the 46-year-old, who died after being pinned to the ground by a police officer who knelt on his neck and stopped him breathing, people around the world have been coming forward to condemn police brutality.

The Work hitmaker is the latest in a string of famous names to ht out at racially-driven police brutality, writing on Instagram: “For the last few days, the magnitude of devastation, anger, sadness I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least!

“Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart,” she continued. “To the point of staying away from socials, just to avoid hearing the blood curdling agony in George Floyd’s voice again, begging over and over for his life!!! The look of enticement, the pure joy and climax on the face of this bigot, murderer, thug, pig, bum, Derek Chauvin, haunts me!!”

Rihanna added: “I can’t shake this! I can’t get over an ambulance pulling up to an arrest, a paramedic checking a pulse without removing the very thing that’s hindering it! Is this that f**king normal??? If intentional MURDER is the fit consequence for ‘drugs’ or ‘resisting arrest’….then what’s the fit consequence for MURDER???! #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor.”

Cardi B, Lady Gaga and Reese Witherspoon are among the stars who have also spoken out following Floyd’s tragic death.

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Zoe Kravitz: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road was the hardest thing I’ve ever done’

Zoe Kravitz named starring in Mad Max: Fury Road as one of the hardest things she’s ever done in her life.The actress starred in George Miller’s 2015 post-apocalyptic action movie alongside Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, and Rosie Huntin…

Zoe Kravitz named starring in Mad Max: Fury Road as one of the hardest things she’s ever done in her life.

The actress starred in George Miller’s 2015 post-apocalyptic action movie alongside Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

However, with countless production delays affecting the ambitious project and Theron and Hardy at loggerheads throughout filming, Kravitz confessed that it was a challenging set to work on.

“As an actor, you make a lot of movies – some of them are good and some of them are bad, and you have to kind of let that go,” she told The New York Times. “But with this one, it really felt like we put our actual blood, sweat, tears and time into it, and if it hadn’t been good, I would have been devastated.”

However, she went on to note that she’d work with the Australian director again in a heartbeat.

“It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life, but it was absolutely worth it, and I would do it again if George asked me to,” Kravitz added.

Elsewhere in the interview, she revealed that it was leading man Hardy, who had taken on the role of Max Rockatansky, which was made famous by Mel Gibson in the original Mad Max movies in the 1980s, who was vocal about the challenges the cast faced on the set of the sequel.

“Tom really had moments of frustration, of anger. Charlize did, too, but I feel like he’s the one who really took it out on George the most, and that was a bummer to see,” she stated. “But you know, in some ways, you also can’t blame him, because a lot was being asked of these actors and there were a lot of unanswered questions.”

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Vivica A. Fox ‘couldn’t pass up’ opportunity to reunite with Liam Hemsworth on Arkansas

Vivica A. Fox “couldn’t pass up” the opportunity to reunite with Liam Hemsworth on crime thriller Arkansas.The 55-year-old plays Her, the love interest of Vince Vaughn’s drug kingpin character Frog, in the new movie, and explained that the chance to te…

Vivica A. Fox “couldn’t pass up” the opportunity to reunite with Liam Hemsworth on crime thriller Arkansas.

The 55-year-old plays Her, the love interest of Vince Vaughn’s drug kingpin character Frog, in the new movie, and explained that the chance to team up once again with her Independence Day: Resurgence co-star was a no-brainer.

“The only thing that led to confusion was when I read the script. It came as an offer at first, and once I heard that it was a film with Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn, I didn’t need to hear any more. I was like, ‘Liam and Vince Vaughn?’ and they’re like, ‘Yeah!’ So, I was like, ‘Absolutely!'” she laughed.

Fox told The Hollywood Reporter that she enjoyed working with Hemsworth so much on the 2016 sci-fi sequel, which was the follow-up to the 1996 classic Independence Day, that she jumped at the chance to star alongside him once again.

“It was a direct offer; I didn’t have to audition, and Liam and I had worked together on Independence Day: Resurgence. So, getting the chance to work with him again was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Fox explained.

Elsewhere in the interview, she revealed she considers herself and Jackie Brown star Pam Grier as some of the original action heroines.

“We were original with it. We came first, but that’s what we’re supposed to do. For me, Pam Grier was that original, kicka*s, bad chick. So, the fact that I can pass that baton to the generation next to me is cool, and they’re even bigger and badder,” she quipped.

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Cara Delevingne launches Pride collection for Puma

Cara Delevingne has teamed up with Puma to release a new Pride-themed capsule collection.The model/actress has helped design the 13-piece From Puma with Love line, which features brightly coloured cropped T-shirts, vests, hoodies, and sliders, all embl…

Cara Delevingne has teamed up with Puma to release a new Pride-themed capsule collection.

The model/actress has helped design the 13-piece From Puma with Love line, which features brightly coloured cropped T-shirts, vests, hoodies, and sliders, all emblazoned with the same graphic ombre rainbow design, referencing the LGBTQ pride flag.

The collection will drop on 1 June, just in time for Pride Month, and 20 per cent of the proceeds will go to The Trevor Project, MindOut, and GLAAD, charities and non-profit organisations set up to help members of the LGBTQ community.

“The LGBTQIA community has always been so important to me. This (collaboration) just made sense, you know? I’ve been so lucky with Puma, in everything we’ve ever discussed, they’ve always been open to new ideas and my perspective,” Cara told Vogue.

The sportswear giant’s iconic feline logo has also been given an update by the 27-year-old, and has been filled in with the rainbow design, although the Carnival Row actress explained that she was keen to ensure that the line wasn’t “so obvious”.

“The pieces are unisex and fun, but they’re things people can wear every day, not just during Pride month,” she added. “Now is the time to celebrate mental health and kindness, not just for our communities, but towards ourselves. Pride is not just a concept, it’s a way of life.”

The model has been an ambassador for the sportswear giant since 2016.

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Romee Strijd pregnant

Dutch model Romee Strijd is expecting her first child.The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced her pregnancy news on Instagram on Thursday by sharing a photo of her partner Laurens van Leeuwen cradling her baby bump as they posed in their garden. In the l…

Dutch model Romee Strijd is expecting her first child.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced her pregnancy news on Instagram on Thursday by sharing a photo of her partner Laurens van Leeuwen cradling her baby bump as they posed in their garden.

In the lengthy caption, the 24-year-old revealed that she thought she wouldn’t be able to have a baby after she was diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) two years ago.

“WE’RE HAVING A BABY,” she wrote. “Two years ago, I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years. I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream. I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way.”

After conducting research into the condition, she concluded that her body was “under constant stress” from travelling so much, having daily workouts, and eating “super clean”.

“I think I pressured my body to (sic) much, and honestly everybody is so different but I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling,” she explained to her followers.

Romee studied natural healing remedies for PCOS and decided to do less high-intensity exercise, take breaks when necessary, and stop restricting her food intake.

“I also tried some natural supplements, acupuncture and we got a place back in the Netherlands as well, so we could spend more time with Family (since I’m such a family person),” she concluded. “I’m so happy and grateful to say that I got my period back last November AND that WE’RE SOON A FAMILY OF THREE & to the women trying to conceive, believe in yourself and be nice for yourself and your body and don’t let those thoughts get to you to much (sic).”

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Naomi Campbell becomes first-ever global ambassador for Pat McGrath Labs

Naomi Campbell has been unveiled as the first-ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs.The iconic supermodel and legendary British make-up artist, who have worked together for more than 25 years, announced their exciting new venture on Thursday. “It’s an a…

Naomi Campbell has been unveiled as the first-ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs.

The iconic supermodel and legendary British make-up artist, who have worked together for more than 25 years, announced their exciting new venture on Thursday.

“It’s an absolute honour to be the new and first official face of PAT McGRATH LABS,” Campbell wrote on Instagram. “Pat is my chosen family and an undeniable creative force in the beauty business who has been in my life since the early stages of my career. Pat has created a line that brings fantasy and glamour back into our daily lives and makes us dream again! There is no one else I’d rather embark on this journey with other than the iconic @patmcgrathreal.”

Campbell will make her debut as the Pat McGrath Labs ambassador in campaign imagery and video for the beauty brand’s new Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II Eye Palette.

In an interview with Vogue, McGrath said she was honoured to be teaming up with “a legend who has changed the face of beauty forever” as well as “a friend and a sister who I love and adore.”

The two first met in 1994, and Campbell believes their collaboration is all the more meaningful because they are both women of colour in the fashion industry.

“I believe in her as a friend and as chosen family, but I also want to see her do well for the industry overall. I want to see a person of colour at the top,” Campbell said, adding that when she first met McGrath, she was “so happy to work with a make-up artist of colour because there weren’t many at the time.”

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Tess Holliday: ‘People can’t look past my size’

Tess Holliday struggles to be heard when she’s discussing gaining or losing weight because people “can’t see past” her size.The model was frustrated when she began hearing other social media influencers complain about putting on weight during the coron…

Tess Holliday struggles to be heard when she’s discussing gaining or losing weight because people “can’t see past” her size.

The model was frustrated when she began hearing other social media influencers complain about putting on weight during the coronavirus lockdown, and took to Instagram to vent her concerns in a video back in March.

However, Tess has now admitted she didn’t feel like she was being taken seriously when discussing diets and healthy eating habits because of her size.

“The first week we were in quarantine, I posted a funny video being like, ‘I’m so tired of hearing people complain about the weight that they might gain. Who cares? We’re in an actual pandemic.’ And that’s still how I feel,” she told Self magazine. “I’m in an interesting position because I know that I am fat, I know that I am larger than what people consider acceptably plus-size, so when people see someone that looks like me – that is my size – talking about loving yourself and it being fatphobic, people can’t look past my size.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the 34-year-old, real name Ryann Maegen Hoven, opened up about taking care of her mental health while in self-isolation at her home in Los Angeles with her three-year-old son Bowie.

“I try to create a checklist each day of things that I need to do. Some of that is work, some of it is personal goals,” Tess explained. “I’ve been journaling. I have been spending time with my little one outside… I’m also taking time for myself before I go to bed.”

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Lily Aldridge writing daily ‘gratitude lists’ during coronavirus lockdown

Lily Aldridge has been writing “gratitude lists” each day during the coronavirus lockdown.In a new video for her YouTube channel, the model opened up about the different ways she has boosted her mood and kept her anxiety at bay while practicing social …

Lily Aldridge has been writing “gratitude lists” each day during the coronavirus lockdown.

In a new video for her YouTube channel, the model opened up about the different ways she has boosted her mood and kept her anxiety at bay while practicing social distancing and staying at her Nashville, Tennessee home amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lily discussed the power of repeating positive thoughts in the morning, making to-do lists, as well as the ritual of penning down exactly what she is appreciative of over the course of the day.

“One of my favourite things to do every day is to do a gratitude list. I’ll usually do three to five things that I’m grateful for. It can be really simple things, it can be more serious things,” she shared. “When this was all starting and I was full of anxiety and worry, just writing down what I was grateful for instantly made me feel happier and also realise, ‘I’m O.K. right now, you don’t have to consume yourself with worry and stress.’ Practicing gratitude is something I’m really grateful for – you could keep a little gratitude journal next to your bed so it’s really easy. My sister also does gratitude lists but she does it with her friends. They do a gratitude text chain, which I really love, so it becomes more of a communal thing.”

Lily went on to explain that she also makes time to video chat with her friends and family members each week, takes part in online quizzes, participates in virtual exercise sessions, and meditates. And unlike many other parents, she is actually enjoying homeschooling her seven-year-old daughter Dixie, whom she shares with her rocker husband Caleb Followill.

“She has definitely reminded me more than once that I’m not an actual teacher. ‘Cause I get really into it. When it’s the weekend, I’m like, ‘We don’t get to go to school.’ I really love it,” the 34-year-old smiled.

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James Marsden thanks Julia Roberts for helping him land Hairspray role

James Marsden has credited Julia Roberts for helping him to land a key part in Hairspray.The Notebook star was desperate to get the part of TV host Corny Collins in the 2007 remake of the movie musical, and agreed to meet director Adam Shankman for lun…

James Marsden has credited Julia Roberts for helping him to land a key part in Hairspray.

The Notebook star was desperate to get the part of TV host Corny Collins in the 2007 remake of the movie musical, and agreed to meet director Adam Shankman for lunch in an almost empty restaurant in New York.

But during a virtual episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, James told host Ellen just how stunned he was when the Oscar winner approached him and the moviemaker.

“In the middle of the interview… I had a tap on my shoulder and it was Julia Roberts,” he recalled. “She said, ‘I’m sorry to interrupt, but I just wanted to tell you you’re in my favourite movie, The Notebook, and I love what you do in the film… and nice to meet you.’

“And then Adam Shankman turns to me and says, ‘If you didn’t have the job already, I think that sort of seals it,'” the Westworld star laughed, noting that he has the Pretty Woman actress to thank for helping him land the coveted part.

“So, I have Julia Roberts to thank for that. She was the one who cemented me getting cast in that role,” James quipped.

The 46-year-old appeared alongside the likes of John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, and Amanda Bynes in the movie.

He was last seen onscreen in TV series Mrs. America and in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

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NASA officials determined to make Tom Cruise space movie happen

Officials at NASA are doing everything they can to ensure Tom Cruise’s new space movie will happen.News broke earlier this month that the Hollywood movie star would be heading into new intergalactic heights by teaming up with Elon Musk’s aerospace comp…

Officials at NASA are doing everything they can to ensure Tom Cruise’s new space movie will happen.

News broke earlier this month that the Hollywood movie star would be heading into new intergalactic heights by teaming up with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and experts at NASA to become the first person to shoot a movie aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

According to editors at Deadline, Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is helming the as-yet-untitled project, and while plot details are firmly under wraps, NASA administrator James Bridenstine is adamant his team is working hard to get the project underway.

“People ask me about Tom Cruise all the time now,” he said at the delayed SpaceX rocket launch in Florida on Wednesday. “The answer is yes, we would love for Tom Cruise to fly to the International Space Station and make a movie. I’m all for that.

“We’re going to do what we can to make that happen,” Bridenstine added, noting that he was inspired to become a Navy pilot after watching Cruise in the 1986 classic, Top Gun.

“There was a day when I was in elementary school and I saw Top Gun. From that day, I knew I was going to be a Navy pilot. It’s just the way it was. If we can get Tom Cruise to inspire an elementary kid to join the Navy and be a pilot, why can’t we get Tom Cruise to inspire the next Elon Musk?” he asked. “It’s all about the next generation.”

In addition to directing, Liman is also writing the first draft of the screenplay and will produce alongside Cruise.

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