Laverne Cox wears wigs to protect her natural hair

Laverne Cox loves wearing wigs so she can protect her natural hair and scalp.The Orange is the New Black star frequently wears wigs and weaves so she is aware that traction alopecia – hair loss caused by frequent pulling or friction against the hair – …

Laverne Cox loves wearing wigs so she can protect her natural hair and scalp.

The Orange is the New Black star frequently wears wigs and weaves so she is aware that traction alopecia – hair loss caused by frequent pulling or friction against the hair – can develop as a result, so she is always extra cautious when installing extensions and weaves, especially around her delicate hairline, and has loose cornrows underneath her wigs rather than tight braids.

“You want to make sure that under your weave, your hair is braided down – and not too tight,” she explained to InStyle. “When we’re braiding, we braid around (the perimeter) of the hair to really be protecting my edges as much as possible. With wigs, the rubbing of the lace is real, so sometimes changing the position of your wigs helps, also.”

The 47-year-old went completely natural with her hair back in 2011 after hair relaxers destroyed her locks and now goes by the mantra of less is more when it comes to haircare.

“I don’t wash my hair that much – I probably wash my hair every two weeks with the braids. And then depending on my schedule, ideally once a month, sometimes six weeks, I take my braids out. We wash, deep condition, sometimes do a hot oil treatment, and then we braid her back up,” she shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Laverne confessed that she loves “the drama” of wigs and has been inspired to try out different colours following her icy blue look at this year’s Met Gala.

“When (hairstylist) Kiyah (Wright) brought out that ice blue hair, I was like, ‘Yes.’ Then we started playing with colour after that. We did some silver, we did some pink hair, and I want to do more colour,” she added.

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Tracee Ellis Ross once sought out Naomi Campbell for advice as a young model

Tracee Ellis Ross once sought out Naomi Campbell for advice prior to a major fashion show.The Black-ish actress, who is the daughter of music icon Diana Ross, worked as a model in her late teens before making her big-screen debut in 1996 film Far Harbo…

Tracee Ellis Ross once sought out Naomi Campbell for advice prior to a major fashion show.

The Black-ish actress, who is the daughter of music icon Diana Ross, worked as a model in her late teens before making her big-screen debut in 1996 film Far Harbor.

Reflecting on her modelling career during an interview with Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night, Tracee noted that she walked the runway in both of Thierry Mugler’s iconic early 1990s runway presentations during Paris Fashion Week, but was so anxious about one of the skimpy outfits the designer asked her to wear that she raced over to Naomi for her thoughts.

“I did the first year, the Butterfly (collection) year, and then I went back the second year with the motorcycle (corset) and all that,” she remembered. “I was terrified because my boobies were out, I was 19 years old. I was like, ‘My mom’s going to be furious, I can’t do this.’ So, I went to Naomi Campbell, who is a supermodel, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what to do, my mom’s going to get so mad at me because my boobs are out and this is the look that Thierry Mugler gave me. And she said, ‘Are you are model or are you a model? I said, ‘I’m a model.’ She said, ‘You wear what they give you.’ So, I was like, ‘Well, then I’ll wear it.'”

And Naomi’s pep talk worked, as Tracee felt a lot more confident once she hit the runway.

“I got to the end of the runway and I opened it up and I shook my t**s,” the 47-year-old laughed.

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Hayden Panettiere returns to social media to debut dramatic haircut

Hayden Panettiere stunned fans with a dramatic new look as she returned to Twitter on Wednesday after a 10-month hiatus.The 30-year-old actress, who hadn’t posted anything on Twitter since February, made her comeback to share a selfie of her makeover, …

Hayden Panettiere stunned fans with a dramatic new look as she returned to Twitter on Wednesday after a 10-month hiatus.

The 30-year-old actress, who hadn’t posted anything on Twitter since February, made her comeback to share a selfie of her makeover, showing fans that she had swapped her long blonde locks for a silver pixie cut with shaved sides.

“Channelling my inner #Kirby #Scream4 Thanks to my boys ⁦ @anthonyleonard,” Hayden wrote in the post, referencing her Scream 4 character Kirby Reed and tagging her hairdresser.

Following Hayden’s post, hairstylist Leonard Zagami, who was behind her new ‘do, told E! News that the former Heroes star was “looking for a radical change” so they “just went for it”.

“It’s a modern version of a classic pixie style with a little more of an edge,” he explained. “The colour is silver, but not grey. She had previously been going with a super sexy blonde… The cut was a collaborative idea. She has wanted to go short for a while, but she has always had a commitment with her work and wasn’t able to. Right now, she is free and said, let’s do it!”

The new look comes after a troubling year for Hayden. Her real estate agent boyfriend Brian Hickerson was arrested in May after an argument between the two at Hayden’s home allegedly turned physical.

However, Hayden later insisted that her spats with Brian never turned violent.

The former Nashville star was previously engaged to boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, the father of her five-year-old daughter, Kaya.

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Billy Porter and Cardi B dominate Google’s 2019 red carpet searches

Billy Porter and Cardi B have dominated Google’s list of red carpet searches for 2019.Analysts at the search engine have released their annual Year in Search report, with the Pose star nabbing the top spot. In recent years, the actor has built up a rep…

Billy Porter and Cardi B have dominated Google’s list of red carpet searches for 2019.

Analysts at the search engine have released their annual Year in Search report, with the Pose star nabbing the top spot.

In recent years, the actor has built up a reputation for his extravagant ensembles, with notable outfits including the Christian Siriano tuxedo ballgown he wore to the Academy Awards in February and the Cleopatra-inspired sequinned jumpsuit with 10-foot wings he debuted at the Met Gala in May.

Cardi landed in second place, with the Bodak Yellow rapper having made some serious sartorial choices in the past 12 months, such as the vintage Mugler ensemble she donned for the Grammy Awards and the oxblood red gown by Thom Browne that she chose for the Met Gala.

Boundary-pushing fashionista Lady Gaga took the third sport, which is perhaps unsurprising considering the interest she garnered online when she sported four different Brandon Maxwell outfits to the Met Gala, as well as a stunning strapless black Alexander McQueen ballgown to the Oscars, where she was nominated for her performance in A Star Is Born.

Interestingly, Gaga was followed on the list by “Amy Schumer husband”. The comedy star’s husband Chris Fischer attended several red carpet events with her this year, while Jenny McCarthy took fifth place and K-pop sensation BTS ranked sixth. Caitlyn Jenner, Richard Madden, Brie Larson, and “Brienne of Tarth” – also known as Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie – rounded out the top 10.

Among the Fashion Style searches for 2019 were topics such as “camp style”, “Egirl style”, “Eboy style”, and “Steampunk style”, while biker shorts, white jeans, and leather trousers were also top search terms.

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Teri Hatcher ‘finally comfortable’ with her body

Teri Hatcher feels better than ever at the age of 55 as she’s “finally figured out how to be comfortable in my own skin”.The Desperate Housewives star took to Instagram earlier this week to show off her taut physique, after taking part in an eight-week…

Teri Hatcher feels better than ever at the age of 55 as she’s “finally figured out how to be comfortable in my own skin”.

The Desperate Housewives star took to Instagram earlier this week to show off her taut physique, after taking part in an eight-week fitness programme ahead of her 55th birthday.

“Exercise has become a source of wellbeing, not a means to look good naked,” she captioned the filter-free bikini shots. “This is my truth and being in this 55-year-old body actually feels liberating. I’ve finally figured out how to be comfortable in my own skin.”

Teri went to explain that she still has her struggles with body confidence, but insisted she is grateful for her health as she gets older.

“Age allows you to be clear on your purpose and cherish who and what you are grateful for,” the mother-of-one added. “You have enough age to see the miracle of life and enough youth to revel in that knowledge. You can be vulnerable and strong at the same time. You can forgive others and yourself.”

And while the actress noted that she might not ever wear a bikini again, she wants her body positivity journey to help others who are struggling to find their confidence.

“Mostly, you know to make the most of every moment. For me, that is sharing joy, positivity, (and the) knowledge I’ve gained through experience both successes and failures, and helping to lift others up,” she wrote. “Sharing myself in a bikini (which I may or may not ever wear again) is me. Being open to others, open to life.”

Concluding her empowering post, the Golden Globe winner urged her followers to “be strong enough to be vulnerable”.

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Halsey collaborates with DKNY on hoodie

Halsey has partnered with designers at DKNY on a hoodie in order to raise funds for a homelessness charity. The Without Me singer was tapped to front the U.S. fashion house’s 30th birthday campaign, which was released in August, and while on the shoot…

Halsey has partnered with designers at DKNY on a hoodie in order to raise funds for a homelessness charity.

The Without Me singer was tapped to front the U.S. fashion house’s 30th birthday campaign, which was released in August, and while on the shoot, Halsey, who is also a talented artist, created a painting of a red, black and white apple, which represents DKNY’s New York hometown.

The artwork has now been used on the DKNY X Halsey hoodie, an exclusive, limited-edition white sweatshirt, which features the apple design on the back and the words “DKNY Halsey” in a small black font on the front with a black heart symbol.

All proceeds from sales of the hoodie will go towards My Friend’s Place, a non-profit organisation which helps and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.

DKNY officials shared a video of the singer creating the painting on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “@IAMHALSEY expresses herself with her art, and speaks up for what she believes in. We partnered with Halsey to create a limited-edition hoodie that gives back to a charity close to her heart: @MyFriendsPlace.”

The 25-year-old also posted the video and added, “This holiday season, @dkny & I collaborated on a limited-edition hoodie where ALL PROCEEDS will go to @myfriendsplace – an organisation that provides resources to the homeless youth of Los Angeles!!!!!”

Representatives from My Friend’s Place shared images of the hoodie on social media and wrote, “We are so excited about this amazing collaboration between our incredible champion @iamhalsey and our friends at @dkny!”

Halsey was honoured with an award at a benefit for My Friend’s Place earlier this year, and during her speech, she opened up about her own experiences with homelessness.

The DKNY X Halsey hoodie retails for $79 (£59) and is available to buy from the DKNY website.

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Rebel Wilson lost eight pounds in four days shooting Cats number

Rebel Wilson shed an astonishing eight pounds (3.6 kilograms) in just four days while shooting her big Cats number.The Australian actress plays Jennyanydots in Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the much-loved musical and has a big performance in one scene of …

Rebel Wilson shed an astonishing eight pounds (3.6 kilograms) in just four days while shooting her big Cats number.

The Australian actress plays Jennyanydots in Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the much-loved musical and has a big performance in one scene of the film. Recalling shooting the number, Rebel admitted that the physicality of what she had to do, as well as the heat on the set, contributed to some unexpected weight loss

“I lost eight pounds, shooting my number, in four days,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “One, because there’s a lot of physicality… but also, they heated up the set very high, to almost 100 Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius), so that we could never cool down.

“These people are like, the best dancers in the whole world, so they can’t cool their muscles down or they could get an injury and they’d be out of the film. So, they’d heat up the set like a sauna so we would never cool down, but made it pretty uncomfortable.”

While the film’s first trailer didn’t go down well with fans, due to the computer-generated imagery to make the actors look like furry felines, Rebel added that the final movie is going to be “epic”.

“You definitely felt how epic it was,” the star explained. “From the sets and Tom Hooper directing… and then Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is a musical theatre god.

“He would pop up on set and he’d just be hiding in the shadows, and all of a sudden you’d be singing and like, ‘Oh, it’s Andrew Lloyd Webber, geez better be in key!’ The artistry that’s gone into this film, and to know that it’s all live singing and dancing. Spectacular is the right word to describe the film. It’s epic.”

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Kris Jenner gifting friends and family Botox vouchers for Christmas

Kris Jenner is planning to send Botox vouchers to her friends and family this Christmas.The 64-year-old, who boasts a line-free visage thanks to regular injections with the wrinkle-smoothing product, has teamed up with executives at BOTOX Cosmetic to p…

Kris Jenner is planning to send Botox vouchers to her friends and family this Christmas.

The 64-year-old, who boasts a line-free visage thanks to regular injections with the wrinkle-smoothing product, has teamed up with executives at BOTOX Cosmetic to promote the company’s $100 gift card promotion.

Speaking about the partnership in an interview with People.com, Kris insisted it was a no-brainer for her as it means she doesn’t have to think about what to get for her nearest and dearest.

“It’s a one stop shop for me,” she told the publication. “And who doesn’t love Botox? For me, it’s been really great. If you’re responsible, and you talk to your doctor, I think it works. It’s something that I’ve been using for a long time.”

Kris went on to explain that she will give her mother Mary Jo Campbell a BOTOX Cosmetic voucher too.

“I also feel really blessed to have my mom still here feeling okay, and she’s 85 years old. I hope I have that adventurous spirit when I’m her age. She’s a joy. I’m going to give her a Botox gift card for sure,” the mother-of-six commented.

BOTOX Cosmetic’s gift cards are now available to order. A healthcare specialist will decide if a member is an appropriate candidate for the treatment.

Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. There is a risk of some side effects, so anyone interested in trying the procedure or other filler products should first consult with their doctor.

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Lizzo defiant over revealing basketball game dress

Lizzo has hit back at criticism over the revealing dress she wore at a recent Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.The Good as Hell singer wore a loose, black T-shirt dress with the back cut out to reveal her thong as she sat courtside at the Staples Cen…

Lizzo has hit back at criticism over the revealing dress she wore at a recent Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.

The Good as Hell singer wore a loose, black T-shirt dress with the back cut out to reveal her thong as she sat courtside at the Staples Center on Sunday, when the Lakers faced off against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.

She was honoured by the Lakers cheerleaders as they performed a dance routine to her smash hit Juice, and Lizzo celebrated the tribute by dancing along, before bending over to show off her provocative outfit for the cameras.

Her daring moves split opinion on social media as fans praised the star for her energy and self-confidence, while others insisted Lizzo should cover up in public.

The criticism prompted the musician to take to Instagram late on Monday to address her detractors, making it clear she couldn’t care less about their opinions.

“Who I am, and the essence of me and the things I choose to do as a grown a*s woman, can inspire you to do the same,” she defiantly posted.

“You don’t have to be like me. You need to be like you. And never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself. This is who I’ve always been. Now everyone’s lookin’ at it, and your criticism can just remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me. Negative criticism has no stake in my life.”

She continued, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been… I’m surrounded by love, and I just wanna spread that love – and also spread these cheeks. And if you really, really don’t like my a*s, you can kiss it.”

Lizzo went on to hail Rihanna as her “inspiration” by sharing video footage of the Bajan beauty dancing in a sheer gown on Twitter.

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Salma Hayek was tempted to get lip fillers for Like a Boss

Salma Hayek was tempted to get lip fillers to play a larger-than-life beauty entrepreneur in her new movie, Like a Boss.The actress wanted to go all out with her portrayal of Claire Luna, who offers to buy a beauty company run by Mia and Mel, as played…

Salma Hayek was tempted to get lip fillers to play a larger-than-life beauty entrepreneur in her new movie, Like a Boss.

The actress wanted to go all out with her portrayal of Claire Luna, who offers to buy a beauty company run by Mia and Mel, as played by Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish in the film.

Wanting to impress director Miguel Arteta with her commitment to the role, Salma has now revealed she went to the extremes with her character preparation.

“First, I wanted to do Botox and inject my lips, which I’ve never done,” she said in an interview with InStyle magazine, explaining that because of a back-to-back shooting schedule, she wasn’t allowed to get Botox injections, so opted for fillers instead.

Heading to her friend, dermatologist Dr. Maurice Dray, Salma confessed she was unaware of how much the procedure would hurt.

“My friend Dr. Dray said, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to be happy because it’s going to hurt super bad.’ I said, ‘Well, let’s give it a try.’ He put the first needle in my mouth, and I immediately said, ‘No! Forget it! I’m done!'” the 53-year-old laughed.

After backing out of the fillers, Salma wore prosthetics instead.

“So instead it became, ‘How do I make it look like I have lip injections?’ And we got these huge teeth,” she added.

Elsewhere in the interview, the mother-of-one revealed that she is fully embracing getting older and has her mother and grandmother to thank for her no-nonsense approach to ageing.

“My mother always demonstrated the importance of ageing gracefully. I never saw her or my grandmother being afraid of getting old. And so, I don’t have that fear,” Salma shared.

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