Brie Larson shares video of first workout in quarantine

Brie Larson has shared footage of her first workout since quarantine began in March. The Oscar-winning actress, who launched her own YouTube channel earlier this month, posted a new video on Thursday in which she revealed that she hasn’t worked out fo…

Brie Larson has shared footage of her first workout since quarantine began in March.

The Oscar-winning actress, who launched her own YouTube channel earlier this month, posted a new video on Thursday in which she revealed that she hasn’t worked out for months and so decided to team up with her personal trainer Jason Walsh, who helped her get fit for 2019’s Captain Marvel, for a virtual workout video.

“This is my first workout since the quarantine began,” she told viewers in an introduction to the session. “I tried to do something easy and I was like, ‘Jason, why don’t we do a 10 minute workout video?’ Like, we all want to work out for 10 minutes really, right? It was not 10 minutes long, I would call this the tale of the 10 minute-long workout that was actually an hour-and-a-half.”

Over video chat, the celebrity trainer told the Avengers: Endgame actress he had designed a workout to serve as a “reintroduction” to “wake the body up” based on the knowledge that she hasn’t “worked out in months”.

Brie, who snacked on a cookie before the session began, admitted she was anxious.

“I’ve been thinking about my intention for this workout – to not throw up. Oh God, it’s been a while so I want to be easy on myself, to be realistic about where I’m coming from, and enjoy it while my mind flips out,” she shared.

They then launch into the workout, with the 30-year-old doing a series of plank-based moves, lunges, jumps, and squats to strengthen the core and tone the body.

Brie, getting visibly more hot and sweaty during the session, groaned throughout certain moves, and once said, “I feel my mortality in a way that I haven’t in a while.”

Teasing the footage on Twitter, the actress wrote, “Am I releasing an actual workout video tomorrow? Am I going to regret this? Forgot to mention this was my first workout all of quarantine. And I filmed it.”

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Jennifer Garner teams up with Toms for apple-themed shoe collection

Jennifer Garner has teamed up with Toms to create an apple-themed shoe collection.The actress co-founded organic baby food company Once Upon a Farm back in 2015 and it has now collaborated with the American footwear brand on a limited-edition capsule l…

Jennifer Garner has teamed up with Toms to create an apple-themed shoe collection.

The actress co-founded organic baby food company Once Upon a Farm back in 2015 and it has now collaborated with the American footwear brand on a limited-edition capsule line that features styles for adults and children emblazoned with apple-inspired prints.

The designs will focus on the brand’s signature Alpargata slip-on, and will include gingham print uppers made from 100 per cent organic fabric, as well as green outer soles made from sugarcane.

“We’re so proud of this collaboration because it celebrates the values both Toms and Once Upon a Farm share of creating a healthier, happier tomorrow,” Toms design director Rose Jones said in a statement. “We designed the product to bring the character of both companies to life through the adorable apple-themed print for women and kids.”

And the official Instagram account for Once Upon a Farm teased the collection with a picture of homegrown apples alongside the caption: “We’ve got something new for the apple of your eye.”

The shoes are priced from $25 (£19) to $60 (£46), and are available now on Toms.com.

Jennifer, who serves as chief brand officer for Once Upon a Farm, founded the healthy baby food company alongside John Foraker, Cassandra Curtis, and Ari Raz.

The brand uses produce from her family’s farm in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, which is currently run by her aunt and uncle, and their products include pouches of super smoothies made from cold-pressed fruit, overnight oats, and dairy-free yoghurt.

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Rob Lowe blames ice cream addiction for gaining extra lockdown pounds

Rob Lowe has blamed his love of ice cream as the reason he’s gained weight during lockdown.The actor said he turned to devouring the sweet treat while self-isolating at home with his family as the Covid-19 pandemic raged across the U.S., and now he’s d…

Rob Lowe has blamed his love of ice cream as the reason he’s gained weight during lockdown.

The actor said he turned to devouring the sweet treat while self-isolating at home with his family as the Covid-19 pandemic raged across the U.S., and now he’s due to resume filming on his TV show 9-1-1: Lone Star, he has to get back in shape.

“Like everybody, I think I let my guard down and probably had one too many run-ins with ice cream,” the 56-year-old joked to USA Today. “I think a lot of people are on the same boat where we’ve been eating comfort food. There’s a reason we call it comfort food.”

The star currently serves as a spokesperson for high-protein/low-carb diet firm Atkins, and said that bosses there are trying to keep him on the straight and narrow with some healthier goodies.

“I get all the milkshakes and new bars and am trying to do that for dessert instead of ice cream,” Rob explained. “I feel like, you know, I’m getting ready to come back to shoot the new 9-1-1 Lone Star, so I’ve gotta get myself together.

“I go to my low-carb, high-protein way of eating, and it feels good to get into a certain fighting shape.”

The actor previously revealed he had succumbed to the Covid-19 lockdown weight gain, and he told Extra that ice cream was “winning” in his household.

“I’ve been losing the ice cream battle at night in Covid. Ice cream is undefeated in my house… I’ve gotta get back at it,” he quipped.

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Cardi B debuts Louis Vuitton-inspired hair

Cardi B took her love for Louis Vuitton to the next level by emblazoning her ponytail with the French fashion house’s logo.The 27-year-old shared a series of snaps on Instagram and showcased the daring look, which featured the Louis Vuitton motif print…

Cardi B took her love for Louis Vuitton to the next level by emblazoning her ponytail with the French fashion house’s logo.

The 27-year-old shared a series of snaps on Instagram and showcased the daring look, which featured the Louis Vuitton motif printed on her platinum blonde locks.

Hairstylist Tokyo Stylez was responsible for the airbrushed logo of the brand’s iconic LV monogram on the Bodak Yellow hitmaker’s updo, which complimented Cardi’s Louis Vuitton custom cropped shirt and miniskirt created by designer Baba Jagne.

“I’m on my way …thanks @sirbabajagne skirt into a shirt!” she captioned the photos, in which she’s also rocking a matching hatbox bag, gold heels and extravagant gold jewellery.

The mother-of-one worked with stylist Kollin Carter on the look, and rather than use a recent look from Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere, Cardi opted to hire independent creative Jagne to rework a skirt into a two-piece outfit.

“Converted an LV skirt to a top and @iamcardib did the rest,” the Los Angeles-based designer wrote alongside a snap of Cardi rocking the custom outfit.

The hair monogram technique was spotted at Emilio Pucci’s show back in February during Milan Fashion Week, as hairstylist Jawara spray painted neon-bright patterns on the locks of models, a move she said was inspired by Lil Kim.

Cardi is no stranger to reworking classic designs from iconic fashion houses, as she previously rocked a retro look using a Chanel skirt and a Birkin bag.

“Tiffany Birkin with that vintage chanel with them bute @fashionnova shoes,” she captioned the snap.

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Gemma Arterton had input in her Summerland character’s look

Gemma Arterton had “the most fun” helping figure out her Summerland character’s look. In Jessica Swale’s new period drama, the Quantum of Solace star plays Alice, a reclusive writer who is entrusted with a young evacuee from London. Alice lives an iso…

Gemma Arterton had “the most fun” helping figure out her Summerland character’s look.

In Jessica Swale’s new period drama, the Quantum of Solace star plays Alice, a reclusive writer who is entrusted with a young evacuee from London. Alice lives an isolated life in a small town where the locals joke that she’s a witch and she doesn’t care much about her appearance, with her wearing no make-up, unflattering clothes, and unbrushed hair.

In an exclusive interview with Cover Media, Gemma shared that she was heavily involved in creating Alice’s look with the team and they were determined for her to look different from the normal 1940s style.

“That was one of the most fun processes, just working it out with Jess and obviously with our hair and make-up designer and costume designers,” she said. “We wanted Alice to look different to the usual 1940s wartime look, the hair all done and the lipstick. She doesn’t care, and yet she’s cool, in her own way, and wears clothes that are functional… I loved that.”

She also recalled the day she tried on Alice’s wig for the first time.

“For me a pivotal day was when I tried the wig on and this sort of crazy unruly hair, that had loads of grey in it, and was really straggly and matted, and I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s absolutely her,'” she remembered.

Gemma and Jessica then explained that they used a picture of late American artist Georgia O’Keeffe as a reference for Alice’s look, and the director then confessed she kept some of the character’s boots for herself.

“I have to admit, they’re the same size as my feet so I might still have them and they always make me feel a little bit more kicka*s when I wear them,” she admitted.

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Rihanna felt like a ‘clown’ in yellow Guo Pei dress at 2015 Met Gala

Rihanna was “so scared” about looking like a fool in her statement yellow dress that she circled the 2015 Met Gala red carpet three times before getting out of her car.The Diamonds hitmaker stole the show when she stepped onto the red carpet at the pre…

Rihanna was “so scared” about looking like a fool in her statement yellow dress that she circled the 2015 Met Gala red carpet three times before getting out of her car.

The Diamonds hitmaker stole the show when she stepped onto the red carpet at the prestigious fashion event in New York wearing an elaborate fur-trimmed cape gown by Chinese designer Guo Pei.

The cape, which weighed about 55 pounds (25 kilograms), featured a train which required three handlers to escort the singer up the steps to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Rihanna confessed that she was fearful of looking foolish in front of the industry’s biggest names.

“That night, the choreography of getting in the car and getting out, like, we had to choreograph it,” she recalled to U.S. news show Access Hollywood, as she explained why she was so late to the gala. “Who sits at the door? Where does the coat go? Where do I sit?

“I remember being so scared to get out of that car because I felt like, ‘I’m doing too much.’ I was driving past the red carpet, and I was just seeing, like, (designer) gowns, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m a clown. People are going to laugh at me. This is like, too much.'”

However, Rihanna managed to compose herself after her last-minute bout of nerves, and her bold decision went down in the fashion history books.

“I circled like, three times, I’m not even joking. And finally, I was like, ‘Whatever, let’s go. Let’s just go. Let’s just go,'” she added.

And looking back, Rihanna is glad she didn’t have a change of heart, and has no regrets about her gown, despite all the hilarious memes that were created after her red carpet appearance.

“The frying pan with the egg? Legendary, legendary!” she laughed.

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Uzo Aduba was pressured to ditch her gap-toothed smile

Uzo Aduba was pressured to ditch her gap-toothed smile in order to further her Hollywood career.The 39-year-old actress, best known for playing Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren on Netflix show Orange Is the New Black, recalled the story in an interview with…

Uzo Aduba was pressured to ditch her gap-toothed smile in order to further her Hollywood career.

The 39-year-old actress, best known for playing Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren on Netflix show Orange Is the New Black, recalled the story in an interview with The Guardian.

Uzo revealed she was on the receiving end of a disparaging comment from a woman who was vying to be her agent, who asked if she was going to have work done to close her distinctive tooth gap.

“She’s like, ‘So what are we doing about that gap? Are we keeping it?’,” she explained. “As if we both had gaps, and we’re braiding our hair at a slumber party, trying to figure out if we’re going to call Tim tonight and ask him to the dance!”

Uzo went on the share that she declined to work with the agent and vowed not to bend to the pressure to conform to industry beauty standards.

“This business is so liquid,” she continued. “To be shapeshifting, it’s like trying to catch the wind. You’re never gonna do it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she compared her experience with being judged on her appearance with that of her character in the critically-acclaimed FX drama Mrs. America.

Uzo plays African-American congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the first black candidate – and woman – to seek presidency in the series and she discussed the similarities in the obstacles they faced on their respective career paths.

“Growing up I had a very solid, clear sense of self, in terms of ‘I can do anything, anything is possible.’ And then I stepped into the world and was met with a very different idea about who (society) thinks I am versus who I believe myself to be,” she shared.

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Taylor Swift changes name of Folklore merchandise to avoid legal dispute

Taylor Swift has changed the name of her Folklore album merchandise to avoid a legal spat.The singer released her eighth studio album last week and simultaneously announced that fans could also buy apparel to accompany the new record, with her official…

Taylor Swift has changed the name of her Folklore album merchandise to avoid a legal spat.

The singer released her eighth studio album last week and simultaneously announced that fans could also buy apparel to accompany the new

record, with her official store offering sweatshirts and knitwear which featured a label reading “The Folklore”.

Businesswoman Amira Rasool, who owns African apparel and accessories label The Folklore, claimed Swift was causing confusion in the marketplace with her new merchandise as it had the same name as her business as well as a similar logo.

“I was so surprised and so shocked and it was really devastating. I saw it happen to small Black business owners, and I was really sad,” she told WWD. “It’s not just damaging to one Black woman, it’s all the brands that we work with.”

The New York-based online platform features work from more than 30 local artisans based in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, and Cote D’Ivoire.

Her lawyers reached out to the Shake It Off hitmaker’s team and requested that the singer change the name on her merchandise and the logo.

Rasool told the outlet that Swift’s team responded immediately and agreed to remove the word “The” on all the merchandise. These changes have already taken effect on Swift’s online store and now each item of clothing bears the label “Folklore album”.

Rasool confirmed she’s taking steps with her legal team to decide what happens in the future.

“Right now I’m leaving that up to the lawyers. I commend them for removing that, but I think there’s a larger conversation that needs to be had,” she shared, as she revealed that Swift’s fans had targeted her on social media. “I think there was a lot of damage to my brand for me speaking out. I don’t think I deserved that.”

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Alexa Chung opens up on endometriosis diagnosis

Alexa Chung has shared her struggle with endometriosis in an effort to raise awareness of the condition.The model and designer, 36, was diagnosed with the common condition last year, and she took to Instagram to urge her fans and followers to get thems…

Alexa Chung has shared her struggle with endometriosis in an effort to raise awareness of the condition.

The model and designer, 36, was diagnosed with the common condition last year, and she took to Instagram to urge her fans and followers to get themselves checked out.

“Endometriosis is a long-term condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes,” Alexa captioned a shot of her wearing yellow surgical socks as she awaited surgery in hospital. “It can be excruciating. The pain can effect (sic) your mental health, ability to work, relationships, your fertility, the list goes on. The only way to officially diagnose that you have it is by performing a laparoscopy.”

“A year ago I put on these snazzy socks in preparation for my laparoscopic surgery,” she continued, referencing the minimally invasive procedure which helps diagnose the condition by inserting a telescope into the abdomen.

The Next in Fashion host went on to thank her friends and family for helping her recover and nurse her back to health with “action movies and nourishing food”.

“Also thank you to the doctors who spotted the problem and acted on it,” Alexa continued. “I understand I had the privilege of being believed and listened to. On average it takes seven years to diagnose and it’s a disease that affects one in ten women.”

She urged for more research to be done into the condition, as there are currently no known causes of endometriosis, and also no cure.

“Maybe let’s get some research going into this women’s health issue so it can go from something “not clear” aka myssssttterrrrious to known about and treatable,” she concluded.

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Iggy Azalea shows off toned ‘baby waist’ after secret pregnancy

Iggy Azalea credits clean eating for achieving a flat stomach seven weeks after revealing she secretly welcomed a baby.The Fancy rapper regularly uploads photos of herself showing off her toned body to promote her Fashion Nova partnership, including in…

Iggy Azalea credits clean eating for achieving a flat stomach seven weeks after revealing she secretly welcomed a baby.

The Fancy rapper regularly uploads photos of herself showing off her toned body to promote her Fashion Nova partnership, including in the weeks and days leading up to her baby announcement in early June. However, she did have a social media break from December to May, with reports suggesting the tot was born in April.

Since she revealed details about her son Onyx, whose father is Playboi Carti, the Australian rapper has ramped up her stomach-baring snaps, including a recent bikini photo in which she dyed her hair to match the orange swimwear, which she captioned, “Baby weight. Baby? Wait – this a baby waist @fashionnova.”

And, replying to fans who wanted to know exactly how she got her figure back so quickly, the 30-year-old revealed it was all down to clean eating during her pregnancy.

“It was realllly hard I can’t lie. but I ate ‘clean’ the entire time, no cheating (sic),” she shared on Twitter. “As hard as it was mentally to not indulge in weird cravings, I knew I’d be glad afterwards n my baby was 9.4lbs so he’s healthy n happy I did too (sic).”

Another fan praised Iggy for showing it was possible to bounce back after having a baby.

“I gained 22lbs and my son was almost half that so I had it easy but my nieces mom gained 50lbs and she snapped back fully about 8months after. So it’s achievable regardless of how much you gain (angel emoji) totally possible to SnapBack without needing surgery. You can do it!” she replied.

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