Tina Fey adapting Mean Girls musical into movie

Tina Fey is “very excited” to be adapting her Mean Girls musical for the big screen.Released in 2004, the original movie starred Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert as a group of infamous high school students known as The Plastics, who b…

Tina Fey is “very excited” to be adapting her Mean Girls musical for the big screen.

Released in 2004, the original movie starred Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert as a group of infamous high school students known as The Plastics, who befriend new girl Cady, as played by Lindsay Lohan.

The Mean Girls musical hit Broadway in 2018, and has been a huge critical success, landing 12 nominations at the Tony Awards last year.

And on Thursday, Fey confirmed that she will be bringing The Plastics back once again, after landing a deal with executives at Paramount Pictures.

“I’m very excited,” the 30 Rock star, who wrote the 2004 movie and stage production, said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences.

“I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”

While Elizabeth Raposo, president of production at Paramount Pictures, added, “We’re thrilled to be bringing this iconic property back to the big screen in musical form with our incredible filmmaking team.”

Casting information has not yet been announced, but Fey’s husband, composer Jeff Richmond, as well as lyricist Nell Benjamin, will take charge of the movie’s music.

Lorne Michaels, who served as a producer on the original film and is one of the brains behind the hit Broadway musical, shared his delight at the news too.

“It has been a joy to work on Mean Girls and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film,” Michaels said. “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.”

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Amanda Seyfried mulling over cosmetic surgery

Amanda Seyfried is open to a little cosmetic surgery as long as there are no needles involved.The Mamma Mia! star has always been a natural beauty, but now she’s a mum in her mid-thirties, she’s beginning to look at methods to keep her youthful glow. “…

Amanda Seyfried is open to a little cosmetic surgery as long as there are no needles involved.

The Mamma Mia! star has always been a natural beauty, but now she’s a mum in her mid-thirties, she’s beginning to look at methods to keep her youthful glow.

“I believe in looking your best naturally… but I am getting tempted,” she said during a recent appearance on U.K. TV show This Morning. “There’s things that seem to be getting less and less invasive. I don’t like needles, but maybe I could do that.”

But Amanda, who shares a two-year-old daughter with husband Thomas Sadoski, said she will never be a big fan of make-up, adding, “I feel really confident without make-up on. I don’t feel the most beautiful – but I feel confident.

“I don’t wear make-up on when I go to the airport and on planes, sometimes I am like, ‘I should put in a little more effort’, but I just don’t care, I feel confident.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the 34-year-old revealed she hated having light blonde highlights in her hair for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again back in 2018 because it made her locks “straw-like”.

Amanda, who reprised her role as Sophie in the musical sequel, recalled the “horrible” experience and was relieved that her hair managed to bounce back and is now in great condition.

“I had to get highlights for Mamma Mia! 2 because it was taking place five years later as opposed to the 10 that actually went by. So, my hair had gotten darker over time,” she explained. “I was like, ‘You know what, we live on a Greek island, you would have sun-kissed hair, you’ve got to dye it.’ It was horrible. Because it gets straw-like.”

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Kiernan Shipka explores Rome in charming Fendi campaign

Kiernan Shipka has been tapped to star in the new campaign for Fendi’s Baguette handbags.The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress appears in the latest instalment of the Italian label’s #BaguetteFriendsForever series alongside her filmmaker pal Chris…

Kiernan Shipka has been tapped to star in the new campaign for Fendi’s Baguette handbags.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress appears in the latest instalment of the Italian label’s #BaguetteFriendsForever series alongside her filmmaker pal Christian Coppola.

Showcasing the new Baguette designs in the video advertisement, Kiernan, 20, is seen daydreaming in a hotel room while surrounded by the purses, before hearing a loud honk outside of her window. Waiting for her on a scooter is Christian, ready to head to the top tourist sites in the city.

“Together they explore Rome eating gelato in the typical narrow lanes of the city, tossing a coin in the iconic Trevi Fountain and make a wish, all the way up to Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana, Fendi’s headquarters, where they play along its arches and statues,” a Fendi representative shared. “The Baguette strings along with the two best friends while discovering the city with its different versions, from the FF embossed large and mini Baguette in pink and blue pastel shades to the newly added Men’s one in brown leather with a surprising touch of the Nano Baguette worn as a belt.”

A series of still images show Kiernan and Christian posing together on a scooter and in front of the Trevi Fountain.

The iconic Baguette bag was first launched by designers at the fashion house in 1997.

Fendi reissued the Baguette at the spring/summer 2019 Milan Fashion Week show to much fanfare, with the #BaguetteFriendsForever campaign featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, influencer Caroline Daur, and model Ebonee Davis, rolling out a short time later. Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts also fronted a Baguette campaign, filmed inside the Fendi flagship store on New York’s Madison Avenue, which was released in June.

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Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins join David Fincher’s Mank

Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins are the latest additions to the cast of David Fincher’s upcoming epic, Mank.The film will star Oscar-winner Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, who co-wrote the 1941 Hollywood classic, Citizen Kane. Mamm…

Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins are the latest additions to the cast of David Fincher’s upcoming epic, Mank.

The film will star Oscar-winner Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, who co-wrote the 1941 Hollywood classic, Citizen Kane.

Mamma Mia! star Seyfried will play actress Marion Davies, while Collins will portray Mankiewicz’s secretary, Rita Alexander.

British actor Tom Burke has also signed up to Fincher’s biopic, and will play the legendary Orson Welles, who directed and starred in Citizen Kane, with Charles Dance, Arliss Howard, Joseph Cross and Ferdinand Kingsley cast in unknown roles.

Fincher’s movie will follow Mankiewicz’s tumultuous development of the script for the film, which is considered to be one of the most iconic movies in Hollywood history.

Mankiewicz also worked on The Wizard of Oz, The Pride of the Yankees, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, but it was Citizen Kane that cemented his legacy.

However, his relationship with Welles became strained after he accused the filmmaker of trying to take sole credit for the script, which won them the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

The biopic has been a passion project for Fincher for the past two decades, and in a sweet twist, the screenplay for Mank was written by the director’s father, Jack Fincher, prior to his death in 2003.

The 57-year-old will also serve as producer alongside Cean Chaffin, Douglas Urbanski, and Eric Roth.

Mank will be released in 2020.

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Amanda Seyfried named global ambassador for Lancome

Amanda Seyfried has been appointed the new global ambassador for Lancome.The 33-year-old joins the likes of Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Zendaya in the role, and will appear in ad campaigns for the French luxury perfumes and cosmetics…

Amanda Seyfried has been appointed the new global ambassador for Lancome.

The 33-year-old joins the likes of Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Zendaya in the role, and will appear in ad campaigns for the French luxury perfumes and cosmetics brand starting early next year.

“It’s hugely exciting to be welcomed to this incredible family of women ambassadors, all so different and yet all so united in their mission to represent Lancome, while also embodying the positive virtues and values that empower and bring happiness and self-fulfilment to women around the world,” Seyfried said in a statement to WWD.

Lancome boss Francoise Lehmann said the mother-of-one embodies the values of the French brand.

“As a true Lancome woman, Amanda brings her immense talent as an actress and singer, her natural beauty and unequaled zest for life to our world. She perfectly represents our values, and we look forward to an exciting time together,” he commented.

Lancome shared pictures of the Mamma Mia! star on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Join us in wishing a warm and happy welcome to Amanda Seyfried, Lancome’s new global ambassador! Lancome is happy to welcome Amanda Seyfried into our family of talented, empowered and positive happiness activists. @mingey perfectly embodies the spirit of the Lancôme woman with her sunny spirit.”

The actress also posted a snap on her page and added, “Thanks for the sweetest welcome, @lancomeofficial.”

Seyfried has previously served as the face of Givenchy’s Very Irresistible fragrance, replacing fellow actress Liv Tyler as the French fashion house’s beauty ambassador, and is currently the muse for Japanese luxury cosmetics company Cle de Peau Beaute.

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Amanda Seyfried apologises after criticising influencer’s ‘thin’ post-baby body

Amanda Seyfried has issued an apology after criticising a social media influencer’s “thin” post-baby body.Arielle Charnas, aka Instagram’s Something Navy, recently posted a beach-ready picture of herself with the caption: “Proud of my body after two ki…

Amanda Seyfried has issued an apology after criticising a social media influencer’s “thin” post-baby body.

Arielle Charnas, aka Instagram’s Something Navy, recently posted a beach-ready picture of herself with the caption: “Proud of my body after two kids.”

But the image didn’t sit too well with mother-of-one Amanda.

She reposted a comment a friend left on Arielle’s popular page that read, “Totally fine that you’re privileged and thin, good for you (I am too-ish!). Got no problem with either of those things. BUT if you don’t acknowledge how your wealth made your workouts/body possible, you’re just perpetuating the patriarchal (totally unrealistic) notion that mothers should ‘bounce back’ after childbirth, an impossibility for anyone who can’t afford ample childcare (which is almost everyone in this country).”

Amanda then added the caption: “If we’re ready to get paid for flaunting our lifestyle (and inspiring some in the meantime) we have to be open to the discussions surrounding what we’re promoting. If you know who you are – take a second to decide if what you’re throwing out there is worth it – in the big picture.”

Arielle, who has since blocked the actress and her friend, has since addressed some of the negative responses her photo dredged up, revealing she felt “punished because I’m thin.”

“Why am I being bullied for posting myself in a bathing suit? I should be punished because I’m thin and worked hard to be fit after giving birth to two kids?” Arielle asked in her Instagram story. “I’m not responsible for making people feel good about themselves. I am healthy and proud of who I am and the body I have. If you are going to attack me for me being me on my own page then you will be blocked, I don’t have time for that.”

Mamma Mia! star Amanda, who was also attacked for appearing to criticise Arielle, responding by writing: “I’m sorry if this stinks of (judgment). It’s not meant to. It’s all a discussion that needs to be had.”

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Amanda Seyfried goes to war with fashion influencer over bikini photo

Amanda Seyfried has taken a top fashion influencer to task for showing off her post-baby bikini body online.Arielle Charnas, aka Instagram’s Something Navy, recently posted a beach-ready picture of herself with the caption: “Proud of my body after two …

Amanda Seyfried has taken a top fashion influencer to task for showing off her post-baby bikini body online.

Arielle Charnas, aka Instagram’s Something Navy, recently posted a beach-ready picture of herself with the caption: “Proud of my body after two kids.”

Accordingly, the image and the idea behind it really irked another mum, Amanda.

She reposted a comment a friend left on Charnas’s popular page that read, “Totally fine that you’re privileged and thin, good for you (I am too-ish!). Got no problem with either of those things. BUT if you don’t acknowledge how your wealth made your workouts/body possible, you’re just perpetuating the patriarchal (totally unrealistic) notion that mothers should ‘bounce back’ after childbirth, an impossibility for anyone who can’t afford ample childcare (which is almost everyone in this country).”

Seyfried then added the caption: “If we’re ready to get paid for flaunting our lifestyle (and inspiring some in the meantime) we have to be open to the discussions surrounding what we’re promoting. If you know who you are – take a second to decide if what you’re throwing out there is worth it – in the big picture.”

Charnas, who has since blocked the actress and her friend, has since addressed some of the negative responses her photo dredged up, revealing she felt “punished because I’m thin.”

“Why am I being bullied for posting myself in a bathing suit? I should be punished because I’m thin and worked hard to be fit after giving birth to two kids?” Charnas asked in her Instagram Stories. “I’m not responsible for making people feel good about themselves. I am healthy and proud of who I am and the body I have. If you are going to attack me for me being me on my own page then you will be blocked, I don’t have time for that.”

Seyfried, 33, was also attacked for appearing to criticise Charnas, responding by writing: “I’m sorry if this stinks of (judgment). It’s not meant to. It’s all a discussion that needs to be had.”

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Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts celebrate friendship in Fendi campaign

Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts have been tapped to star in a new Fendi campaign celebrating friendship.The Hollywood actresses, who are pals in real life, appear in the new #BaguetteFriendsForever short film, to mark the latest versions of the iconic…

Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts have been tapped to star in a new Fendi campaign celebrating friendship.

The Hollywood actresses, who are pals in real life, appear in the new #BaguetteFriendsForever short film, to mark the latest versions of the iconic Baguette bag, which was first launched by the Italian fashion house in 1997.

In the footage, which was filmed inside the Fendi flagship store on New York’s Madison Avenue, Amanda and Emma are seen modelling the luxe purses in a series of various poses.

“Erasing the boundaries between reality and dream, the short movie captures Emma Roberts and Amanda Seyfried sharing a whimsical experience of discovery of the Fendi Baguette world,” a brand representative shared of the concept. “Hypnotic lights, blurred images, intriguing light reflections… the Fendi New York flagship with its mesmerising Baguette Dream Room installation becomes the enchanting set for two girls consolidating their friendship in the name of authenticity and fun.”

Fatboy Slim’s 1999 hit Praise You features as the soundtrack to the video, with the upbeat tune reflecting on the “tight relationship between the two protagonists”.

And sharing her thoughts on the classic Baguette design, American Horror Story star Emma gushed in an interview with People.com, “The Baguette bag can go with anything like a simple jeans and T-shirt, or a dress. I love to mix my Baguette bag with a vintage slip-dress or denim. I like the contrast of mixing a high-end piece with something vintage.”

Fendi reissued the Baguette at the spring/ summer 2019 Milan Fashion Week show to much fanfare, with the #BaguetteFriendsForever campaign featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, influencer Caroline Daur, and model Ebonee Davis, rolling out a short time later.

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Givenchy ‘collides gender codes’ for spring 2019

Givenchy removed the idea of gender norms in a smart, tailored collection for spring 2019.Clare Waight Keller presented her latest line on Sunday night (30Sep18) at the Palais de Justice during Paris Fashion Week, which was attended by a cluster of cel…

Givenchy removed the idea of gender norms in a smart, tailored collection for spring 2019.

Clare Waight Keller presented her latest line on Sunday night (30Sep18) at the Palais de Justice during Paris Fashion Week, which was attended by a cluster of celebrity A-listers including Anne Hathaway, Liv Tyler and Amanda Seyfried. The British designer told reporters the collection was inspired by the androgynous Swiss writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who dressed as both a man and a woman while enjoying love affairs with members of both sex.

According to American Vogue, Waight Keller’s muse provided her with a reason to “collide the codes” of women’s and menswear.

Work-friendly outfits were common place, with the presentation beginning with high-waisted paper bag belted trousers and smart trench coats in various fits and materials, paired with soft shirts that could be fastened with either buttons or a more modern-looking zip running up the front of the garment. Many of the elegant ensembles were given a fun twist, through means such as removing clothing from under the low-cut fitted blazers, or pairing relaxed pants with edgy biker jackets or sleeveless shirts.

The majority of the models – whether a man or a woman – all displayed matching short cropped haircuts, and Waight Keller explained that the similarities between the models was a conscious decision on her part.

“The casting was paramount,” she told the Guardian after the show. “I wanted the women and men to be indefinable. Something about that felt relevant – and appealing, actually.”

Though much of the collection was dedicated to androgynous suiting, traditionally feminine dresses still made an appearance, with Givenchy experimenting with shape, colour and fit throughout, concluding the presentation with full-length sparkling evening gowns adorned with embellishment.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Monday with shows from Stella McCartney and Giambattista Valli.

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Ziyi Zhang tapped as Cle de Peau Beaute brand ambassador

Memoirs of a Geisha actress Ziyi Zhang is the latest Cle de Peau Beaute global brand ambassador.The 39-year-old star follows in the footsteps of Amanda Seyfried and Felicity Jones as being the face of the luxury skincare and make-up company. Her first …

Memoirs of a Geisha actress Ziyi Zhang is the latest Cle de Peau Beaute global brand ambassador.

The 39-year-old star follows in the footsteps of Amanda Seyfried and Felicity Jones as being the face of the luxury skincare and make-up company.

Her first campaign drops this fall (18) and she’ll be showing off the multi-benefit cream, La Creme, which retails for $535 (£417).

And as well as posing in the print adverts, Ziyi will also narrate the commercial.

“Her beauty, warmth, and generosity bring radiance to the world around her. Zhang Ziyi perfectly embodies the values of Cle de Peau Beaute because of her spirit and timeless elegance,” Yukari Suzuki, chief brand officer of the Japanese brand, said in a statement.

A representative for parent company Shiseido called the new campaign “expressive, lyrical and full of light”.

While Jenny Sun, brand director of Cle de Peau Beaute China, said the collaboration would “elevate the awareness and aspirational status of Cle de Peau Beaute in the China market”.

The Chinese actress, who became a global star after starring in Oscar-winning 2000 movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has previously fronted campaigns for Maybelline, Garnier and Omega.

Her next film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which co-stars Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Sally Hawkins, hits cinemas in May 2019, and Ziyi has already signed on to star in the sequel, Godzilla vs. Kong.

The Theory of Everything actress Felicity joined the Cle de Peau Beaute family in 2017, while Mamma Mia! star Amanda was given the gig in 2011.

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