Viola Davis named as brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris

Viola Davis has been selected as the new spokeswoman for L’Oreal Paris.Executives at the French cosmetics giant announced on Tuesday that the Academy Award-winning actress is joining the company as a brand ambassador, with her gig as the face of Age Pe…

Viola Davis has been selected as the new spokeswoman for L’Oreal Paris.

Executives at the French cosmetics giant announced on Tuesday that the Academy Award-winning actress is joining the company as a brand ambassador, with her gig as the face of Age Perfect products to mark one of her first beauty campaigns.

“As a young girl, I wasn’t always told that I was smart, beautiful, or worthy. I worked tremendously hard to get where I am today – overcoming feelings of doubt to become a woman who truly believes I am ‘worth it’ in every way,” the 54-year-old said in a statement. “I believe it’s so important to build confidence in women from a young age, and to role model diverse perspectives of beauty. To now be part of a brand that has been championing women’s worth for more than 40 years and to use my voice to help empower others is truly surreal.”

In the role, Viola joins a roster of diverse spokespeople including Celine Dion, Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Camila Cabello, among others.

The Fences star will appear in TV, print, and digital advertising campaigns for Age Perfect beginning later this month.

Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, global brand president of L’Oreal Paris, commented that Viola’s appointment builds on the company’s mission to reflect the diversity of the modern world, as well as promote inclusivity, self-worth, and empowerment.

“We are thrilled to welcome Viola as a member of our family. Viola’s tenacity, authenticity, and bold spirit resonate with and inspire so many people,” she praised. “She challenges the status quo in all aspects of life and her drive to succeed has proven itself time after time – she leads by example and is the perfect conduit to elevate our core message, ‘Because I’m Worth It.'”

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Frances Bean Cobain launches clothing line in honour of late father

Frances Bean Cobain has honoured her late father Kurt Cobain with a new clothing collection.The 27-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the Nirvana rocker launched the line Kurt Was Here on Monday, with the 50-piece range created in partnership with …

Frances Bean Cobain has honoured her late father Kurt Cobain with a new clothing collection.

The 27-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the Nirvana rocker launched the line Kurt Was Here on Monday, with the 50-piece range created in partnership with Kurt’s estate and Live Nation Merchandise.

Frances curated the line, which includes T-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts featuring images of the musician’s paintings, sketches, and hand-written notes.

A portion of online sales will be donated to The Jed Foundation (JED), a non-profit organisation that seeks to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teenagers and young adults.

Frances largely remains out of the spotlight and has not yet commented on the collection, however, a representative for Live Nation told Rolling Stone that it was the right time to unveil the project.

“We believe that the importance of art is exceedingly potent in today’s social and political climate,” they stated to the music publication. “And that it is the right time to share this collection of Kurt’s work with artists, collectors, and fans, allowing them to experience Kurt’s legacy in a new way, and collectively celebrate his lasting impact on the world.”

The range comes a few months after the 25th anniversary of Kurt’s death. During the final years of his life, the Smells Like Teen Spirit star struggled with addiction and chronic health problems, and was found dead at his home in Seattle at the age of 27.

Most items are priced from $39 to $69 (£31 – £55) and are available to buy in department stores Selfridges and Barneys, as well as online at KurtCobainShop.com.

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Evangeline Lilly regrets her behaviour on photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh

Evangeline Lilly has regrets over her behaviour on a 2008 photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh.The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on 3 September at the age of 74, and tributes poured in from …

Evangeline Lilly has regrets over her behaviour on a 2008 photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on 3 September at the age of 74, and tributes poured in from the likes of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, while actresses Julianne Moore and Charlize Theron praised Lindbergh’s kindness and ability to empower his subjects.

However, Lost star Evangeline has now recalled in an Instagram post her experience shooting campaign images with the photographer for the Davidoff Cool Water Woman perfume in 2008, and candidly shared that she treated Lindbergh poorly while on location in Antigua.

“Peter’s death has a particular pang because it represents lost (pun fully intended) opportunities in my life. I have so much pain surrounding my body as a sexual object,” she wrote, before explaining that she was feeling conflicted about her career and fame at the time of the shoot. “I worked with Peter on a fragrance campaign. I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to be there, wet, in the ocean, in a bathing suit, seducing a camera. I did it for the money. And as a result, despite all of the accolades he came with, Peter, the photographer, was the enemy.”

Evangeline added that she couldn’t relax at all, and accordingly, vented her anger and frustration on set.

“I missed the opportunity to have a special man show me the other side of our industry, the side that is artful, connected, classy and mature, and maybe even show me another side of myself,” the 40-year-old lamented.

Evangeline concluded her post, alongside images from the Davidoff campaign, by telling her followers that she wished she would have been able to be photographed by Lindbergh now she is “a mature woman who would be able to meet his eye and receive.”

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Kourtney Kardashian gets injections in her scalp to help tackle bald spot

Kourtney Kardashian has injected plasma into her scalp to help keep a bald spot from growing. The reality TV star recently visited plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond in Beverly Hills, California in a bid to combat the baldness emerging on the top of her…

Kourtney Kardashian has injected plasma into her scalp to help keep a bald spot from growing.

The reality TV star recently visited plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond in Beverly Hills, California in a bid to combat the baldness emerging on the top of her head, filming the whole ordeal for her show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

“Today I’m getting PRP (platelet-rich plasma), which is where they take your blood and spin it and they use your plasma and they inject it in my head for my hair to grow back,” she detailed in clips from the debut episode of the programme’s new season.

Dr. Diamond assured Kourtney, 40, her hair is likely to return within a few months of the treatment.

“I definitely think that we should get some injections in there,” the expert said. “I think you probably need two or three series, maybe once a month for the next three months and I think you’ll be fine.”

It was her sister Kim Kardashian who first noticed Kourtney’s hair troubles, and insisted she go to the hospital.

“Kourtney, you have a really big spot on the top of your head,” the 38-year-old pointed out in a clip from the 17th season of the family reality show. “Look down, Kourtney. Oh my god, I’m afraid for your life. Have you seen that?”

The mother-of-three insisted the bald spot was because she had worn an extremely tight, high ponytail at the AmfAR 2019 Gala in New York.

“It’s a hole in my head. I swear it’s from my ponytail, it was so tight that I had a bump on my head like this.”

And Kourtney wasn’t the only Kardashian struggling with health issues in the season opener – Kim revealed during the episode she has tested positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Millie Bobby Brown defends selling eye cream for teens in new beauty collection

Millie Bobby Brown has defended creating an eye cream for teenagers in her new beauty collection.The Stranger Things star launched her clean make-up and skincare line, Florence by Mills, which features beauty staples such as the Zero Chill Face Mist, C…

Millie Bobby Brown has defended creating an eye cream for teenagers in her new beauty collection.

The Stranger Things star launched her clean make-up and skincare line, Florence by Mills, which features beauty staples such as the Zero Chill Face Mist, Cheek Me Later Cream Blush, and Dreamy Dew Moisturizer, late last month.

However, it was the addition of the Swimming Under the Eyes Gel Pads and the Look Alive Eye Balm that has prompted Millie to speak up and explain why she included products that have been traditionally aimed at older women.

“Eye balm has been kind of objectified for older people to take away the wrinkles,” she told Allure. “For me, I wanted to do a youthful one to brighten up your face and use it to take away dark circles if you’re studying late at night or you’ve got to go to school early in the morning.”

The eye balm and eye gel pads have sold out on florencebymills.com since dropping on 26 August, along with most of her debut beauty collection.

And throughout the creative process, it was the whale-shaped Swimming Under the Eye Gel Pads that the 15-year-old was adamant had to be included, because she suffers “from puffy eyes in the morning”.

The Look Alive Eye Balm features a formula spiked with caffeine, a peptide blend, and cucumber extract.

“I wasn’t like, ‘I definitely need a peptide blend.’ I had no idea. I just knew I wanted botanicals, vitamins, and flower extracts involved,” Millie shared, before revealing that calming ingredients like lavender, rose, and cucumber were on her mood board during the creative process for Florence by Mills.

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Ellie Goulding paid homage to Yorkshire with bespoke Chloe wedding dress

Ellie Goulding paid homage to her husband’s Yorkshire heritage with the bespoke Chloe gown she wore to her wedding last month.The Starry Eyed singer tied the knot with art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in his hometown of York, England…

Ellie Goulding paid homage to her husband’s Yorkshire heritage with the bespoke Chloe gown she wore to her wedding last month.

The Starry Eyed singer tied the knot with art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in his hometown of York, England on 31 August, and her dress included fine details commemorating their relationship.

“I have never felt more special than the moment I first tried the dress on in Paris, and it was utterly awe-inspiring to see the craftsmanship and attention to detail,” she told British Vogue, referencing the gown’s embroidered white roses, a traditional symbol of Yorkshire.

Ellie also revealed that her and Caspar’s initials were woven into the fabric.

The 32-year-old worked closely on the dress design with Chloe creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi and the fashion house’s team, who spent 640 hours working on the gown.

“I was so thrilled and excited when I found out that the iconic and unparalleled Chloe wanted to design a bespoke wedding dress for me,” the star gushed. “I have loved them and their incredible team for years, so it only seemed right for Chloe to play a big part of this special day.

“From day one they worked alongside me to design, from head to toe, something timeless and classic, but with all the Chloe opulence and spirit.”

In all, Ellie wore four different outfits over the course of her wedding day, including a white Stella McCartney gown for the reception, as well as a bodice and skirt from Ralph & Russo and a dress by Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing for the party.

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Cardi B: ‘Stop calling out women who’ve had plastic surgery’

Cardi B has urged women not to criticise those who have had plastic surgery, admitting she “remembers the struggle” of having tiny breasts and a flat bottom.The 26-year-old rapper has been very open about the procedures she’s undergone, including havin…

Cardi B has urged women not to criticise those who have had plastic surgery, admitting she “remembers the struggle” of having tiny breasts and a flat bottom.

The 26-year-old rapper has been very open about the procedures she’s undergone, including having her breasts redone and having liposuction following the birth of her daughter Kulture in July 2018.

And in a video shared on Instagram on Sunday night, Cardi told her fans that she will never criticise anyone for going under the knife because she understands the reasoning behind it.

Calling out “natural b**ches” who leave comments such as “Ugh, your body’s fake. Ugh, plastic this, plastic that”, Cardi continued: “Let me tell you something. I don’t like talking s**t about b**ches’ bodies because I remember the struggle, baby. I remember when I had no motherf**king t**ties and I remember when I had a fun-sized a*s.”

She captioned the video: “Am I bugging ? Women talk about uplifting each other, but are we really uplifting each other ?”

In the comments section of the clip, the Bodak Yellow star went on to slam those women who leave remarks such as, “Don’t go to the ocean or you’re gonna kill all the whales with your motherf**king plastic a*s body.”

“If you confident in yourself, you don’t got to be under the next b**ch’s comments talking about her body,” she wrote. “My sister, she natural, she got small t**ties, she got a little cute ass. She ain’t hatin’ on the next b**ch because she know that if she want it, she could get it.”

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Johnny Depp defends Dior campaign after Native American outrage

Johnny Depp has defended his new Dior perfume campaign following angry protests from Native Americans. The promotional film for the French luxury brand’s Sauvage perfume features Depp playing the guitar in the desert while his Native American co-star …

Johnny Depp has defended his new Dior perfume campaign following angry protests from Native Americans.

The promotional film for the French luxury brand’s Sauvage perfume features Depp playing the guitar in the desert while his Native American co-star Canku One Star of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe performs a warrior dance in a traditional headdress and clothing.

While the clip was pulled shortly after teasers debuted on 30 August after several leading Native American activists and actors responded angrily, Johnny remains adamant that the advert was meant to respect indigenous culture.

“A teaser obviously is a very concentrated version of images and there were objections to the teaser of the small film. The film has never been seen,” he told The Hollywood Reporter at the Deauville American Film Festival in France.

“There was never – and how could there be or how would there be – any dishonorable (intent). The film was made with a great respect for the indigenous people not just of North America but all over the world. It’s a pity that people jumped the gun and made these objections. However, their objections are their objections.”

Pledging to work with those raising objections to release a revised full version of the advert, he added: “I can assure you that no one has any reason to go out to try to exploit. It was a film made out of great respect and with great respect and love for the Native American peoples to bring light to them.

“They haven’t had the greatest amount of help out of the United States government. The idea is as pure as it ever was, so we will come to an agreement so that everyone is happy.”

The backlash against the film has even included one of its stars, Tanaya Beatty, a Canadian actress of Da’Naxda’xw Nation descent, who said she felt indigenous culture had been “disrespected” during filming and encouraged Johnny to donate to Native American charities.

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Nicki Minaj teaming with Fendi on capsule collection

Nicki Minaj has collaborated with Fendi on a capsule clothing collection.The Starships hitmaker teased a partnership with the Italian fashion house in July by sharing a photograph of her wearing a neon pink furry outfit featuring the signature Fendi pr…

Nicki Minaj has collaborated with Fendi on a capsule clothing collection.

The Starships hitmaker teased a partnership with the Italian fashion house in July by sharing a photograph of her wearing a neon pink furry outfit featuring the signature Fendi print on Instagram, and the collection, titled Fendi Prints On, has now been officially announced.

Nicki, who recently announced her retirement from music, was photographed by Steven Klein for the campaign, in which she stars alongside models posing in the outfits around a swimming pool. In one snap, the rapper can be seen wearing a silver bikini top, a high-waisted skirt covered in sequins and a silver jacket, and in another, she sports a furry pink cap, oversized pink gloves, and two different pink handbags.

The collection also features swimwear, shoes, figure-hugging dresses and a padded coat, with all items covered in the Fendi logo and either in neon pink or metallic silver.

The 36-year-old shared the images on her Instagram account, including one which depicted a model wearing a pink hoodie featuring her face, and remarked on how far she’d come.

“Don’t you ever doubt yourself. If anyone would’ve told me as a lil girl from Trinidad that grew up poor that one day my face would be on a piece of @Fendi clothing, I would’ve laughed,” she tweeted.

While Fendi’s chairman and chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig has praised Nicki as a perfect fit for the label.

“She is a great artist and one of the best rappers. Fendi shares great affinity with her,” he told WWD. “She represents one of Fendi’s dimensions, the fun aspect of the brand and she will present it extremely well… Yes, she is extreme, but we are not afraid of that and found it very interesting working with her… (the collection) very colourful and strong; it makes a statement. We are super happy.”

Fendi Prints On, which refers to lyrics in Nicki’s track Chun-Li, launches online on 14 October.

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Hilary Duff: ‘I love to shave my nose’

Hilary Duff has candidly confessed that she loves to shave her nose.The Lizzie McGuire star shared her beauty must-haves in a new interview with U.S. Glamour magazine and revealed that she swears by a facial razor, which works similar to dermaplaning, …

Hilary Duff has candidly confessed that she loves to shave her nose.

The Lizzie McGuire star shared her beauty must-haves in a new interview with U.S. Glamour magazine and revealed that she swears by a facial razor, which works similar to dermaplaning, and effectively rids her face of build-up and fine hairs.

“I’m lucky enough to work with so many amazing makeup artists that I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks when I get to have a little more time. I have this dirty little secret that I love to shave my nose. It takes me, like, two seconds. I love the way (my skin) looks with it way more than without it. So I try incorporate it when I can,” Hilary candidly shared.

The mother-of-two also revealed she tries to stick to a skincare routine as much as she can, and makes sure to wash her face every night even if she’s completely exhausted.

“As tired as I am at the end of the day, I really try to wash my face and stick to a regimen. I love oils and serums and stuff like that. I think just sticking to a regimen and taking care of your skin before you go to bed from wherever you’ve been that day, or whatever dirt is on your face – I try to get that nice and clean before I go to bed,” the 31-year-old explained.

Elsewhere in the interview, Hilary admitted she’s got a couple of beauty regrets, including a mishap that involved her eyebrows.

“I went through a phase where I basically had jet-black eyebrows – and still as a blonde. Jet-black eyebrows! I love a big brow. I live for a big brow, but now the tone of my brows is a little more toward my hair colour,” she laughed.

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