Ashley Graham marks International Women’s Day with childbirth snap

Ashley Graham shared a personal snap of herself giving birth to mark International Women’s Day on Sunday.The model welcomed a baby boy named Isaac with her husband, director Justin Ervin, back in January. Taking to Instagram to celebrate “the face of m…

Ashley Graham shared a personal snap of herself giving birth to mark International Women’s Day on Sunday.

The model welcomed a baby boy named Isaac with her husband, director Justin Ervin, back in January.

Taking to Instagram to celebrate “the face of my greatest strength”, Ashley opened up about the experience of giving birth alongside a close-up image of her face during labour.

“The greatest pain I’ve ever known and the greatest accomplishment that I’ve ever achieved,” she wrote in the caption. “On this International Women’s Day understand that despite whatever pain or trial we have all experienced as women, we are also strong, powerful and capable of accomplishing greatness.

“Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s all celebrate our, and each other’s strengths today.”

International Women’s Day is held annually on 8 March and celebrates women’s achievements throughout history worldwide.

Accordingly, the post soon attracted comments from Ashley’s celebrity followers.

Amy Schumer wrote, “This pic made me cry,” Helena Christensen posted, “Such powers we possess such strength,” and Christy Turlington added: “Love this so much.”

In recent weeks, the 32-year-old has been praised by fans for candidly documenting her journey as a new mum online, speaking about changes to her body and the challenges of parenting.

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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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Amy Schumer jokingly sent trainer cease and desist letter after ‘extreme’ workout

Amy Schumer has jokingly sent her personal trainer a cease and desist letter following an “extreme and unduly” workout.The Trainwreck star has been working hard to get back into shape following the birth of her son Gene in May. But in a post on her Ins…

Amy Schumer has jokingly sent her personal trainer a cease and desist letter following an “extreme and unduly” workout.

The Trainwreck star has been working hard to get back into shape following the birth of her son Gene in May.

But in a post on her Instagram page on Tuesday, Schumer admitted it had been tough going through workout sessions with her trainer AJ Fisher, and had drafted in her lawyer Isaac Dunham to send the exercise expert a faux legal document.

Alongside a screenshot of the letter Fisher received, which stated that Schumer had been unable “to perform simple daily tasks like walking and picking up her child as a result of such ‘exercise'”, the 38-year-old explained on her 3 Girls, 1 Keith podcast that the entire letter was an elaborate joke.

“On @3girls1keith this week I mentioned that as a joke I had my lawyer and who I love, draft a cease and desist to my trainer @ajcorectology because I thought the workouts were so hard. I jokingly threatened to do it during our workouts for months. This is it!” she wrote. “I love my lawyer and I once, without his permission bought him bench ad space on his route to work. He had a good reaction to it and wasn’t mad and sent this picture. AJ is an amazing trainer and is the reason I feel strong and good and have recovered from my herniated discs and C-section.”

Schumer concluded her post: “Was this is a wasteful use of resources? Very, very much so but it brought me so much joy.”

In the joke cease and desist letter, Schumer had Dunham ask Fisher to end her “torment” of the actress.

“We are the attorneys for Amy Schumer, an internationally known actress, comedian, and high-profile public figure,” the letter reads. “It has come to our attention that while Ms. Schumer has engaged you to perform simple physical training for her, you have instead forced Ms. Schumer to perform extreme and unduly punishing physical exercises well outside the bounds of normal physical training.”

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Ashley Graham recruits podcast guests via social media

Ashley Graham recruits celebrity guests for her podcast by messaging them privately on social media. The model launched her Pretty Big Deal podcast, in which she has candid conversations with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and Amy…

Ashley Graham recruits celebrity guests for her podcast by messaging them privately on social media.

The model launched her Pretty Big Deal podcast, in which she has candid conversations with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and Amy Schumer, in October 2018, and began the second season last week.

In an interview with WWD, the 32-year-old, who is currently pregnant with her first child, shared that she isn’t afraid to slide into celebrities’ direct messages (DMs) to ask them to be a guest.

“I DM people all the time. I will blow your DMs up,” she said, adding that her strategy works as no one has turned her offer down as yet.

She believes her podcast stands out from the crowd because guests feel like they can be candid.

“I’ve been completely honest with my fans since Day One and they know that I’m only going to bring honesty out of my guests and that’s always been the goal for me – just to have honest, real conversations,” the star continued. “But also, my guests feel like they have a platform to tell their own stories as well. It’s not just your normal who are you wearing, what parties are you going to.”

Ashley launched Pretty Big Deal’s second season with an episode starring news anchor Gayle King and followed it up by chatting to fellow model Emily Ratajkowski this week. She intends for the podcast to become a permanent weekly feature and will even pre-record enough shows so that Pretty Big Deal continues while she takes about three months off after the birth of her son in January.

“We had a big meeting about what do the viewers want and what are they craving,” she explained. “The first thing they were craving were 30-to-40-minute pieces of content for the commute and also we realised the moment we go away they’re sad and then people will forget about the podcast. So, we decided that we want to be weekly and you never have to miss a beat.”

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Amy Schumer and Jessica Simpson joke about her post-baby weight loss

Amy Schumer compared her post-baby weight loss progress to Jessica Simpson’s with a hilarious picture on Monday. Towards the end of September, the singer shared a picture of herself in a form-fitting black dress and revealed she had lost 100 pounds (45…

Amy Schumer compared her post-baby weight loss progress to Jessica Simpson’s with a hilarious picture on Monday.

Towards the end of September, the singer shared a picture of herself in a form-fitting black dress and revealed she had lost 100 pounds (45 kilograms) in the six months since she gave birth to her daughter Birdie Mae.

But later on, the Trainwreck actress, who gave birth to her first child, a son named Gene Attell Fischer, in May, jokingly compared her post-baby weight loss to Jessica’s on Instagram by sharing a picture of herself in a high-waisted two-piece black bikini on the beach with her sister Kim.

“Ok Simpson. Well, I’ve lost 10 pounds and 100 dollars to my sister playing poker,” she wrote in the caption, alongside the hashtags “#norush” and “#givememymoneybackkim”.

Her post caught the attention of the I Think I’m in Love with You star, who used a risque joke to insist Amy’s post-baby size didn’t matter.

“You’re hot. Size only matters when it comes to men (playful face emoji),” the 39-year-old wrote in the comments.

When she showed off her weight loss on Instagram, Jessica wrote, “6 months. 100 pounds down (Yes, I tipped the scales at 240) My first trip away from #BIRDIEMAE and emotional for many reasons, but so proud to feel like myself again. Even when it felt impossible, I chose to work harder.”

During a recent interview on HSN, she credited following a cauliflower-rich diet with helping her shed the pounds.

“It’s been a lot of hard work. I have to say that I have worked very hard,” the mother-of-three said. “Everything that I’ve been eating is mostly made with cauliflower.”

Jessica also shares daughter Maxwell, seven, and son Ace, six, with husband Eric Johnson.

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Margot Robbie wants new Barbie movie to be ‘positive and aspirational’ for children

Margot Robbie wants her new live-action Barbie movie to be “positive” and “aspirational” to younger kids.In October last year, the Oscar-nominated Australian actress took over the role of the iconic Mattel doll after fellow actresses Amy Schumer and An…

Margot Robbie wants her new live-action Barbie movie to be “positive” and “aspirational” to younger kids.

In October last year, the Oscar-nominated Australian actress took over the role of the iconic Mattel doll after fellow actresses Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway dropped out of the gig.

At the premiere of her latest movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Margot explained why she thinks Barbie is a character worth bringing to life on the big screen.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to put some positivity out in the world and a chance to be aspirational for younger kids,” the 29-year-old told Variety.

Not only is the I, Tonya star the movie’s leading lady, but she will also serve as one of the producers on the live-action project through her company LuckyChap Entertainment.

When news of her casting was announced, Margot said she was “honoured” to be playing the famous blonde-haired toy.

“I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros. and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen,” she said at the time.

The movie, which has been in the works since 2017, is to be written by indie writers/directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach and will be released next year. The Lady Bird filmmaker reportedly has her eye on the director’s chair too.

It was also revealed earlier this year that the Barbie movie will be the first released under the Mattel Films banner.

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Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach to co-write Barbie movie

Directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have signed on to co-write the screenplay for Margot Robbie’s Barbie movie. The Lady Bird filmmaker and The Squid and the Whale director, who are longtime collaborators and share a baby son, are stepping away f…

Directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have signed on to co-write the screenplay for Margot Robbie’s Barbie movie.

The Lady Bird filmmaker and The Squid and the Whale director, who are longtime collaborators and share a baby son, are stepping away from the quirky indie dramas they are known for and taking on Warner Bros.’ big-screen take on the Mattel toy icon, which will be played by the I, Tonya actress.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, the duo will write the script, while Gerwig also has her eye on the director’s chair.

A Barbie live-action feature has been in the works since 2017, with Amy Schumer originally set to play Barbie before she dropped out and was replaced by Anne Hathaway. In October, it was announced that Robbie would step into the lead role and also produce via her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president,” Robbie said in January, when it was announced that Warner Bros. and Mattel executives had partnered up for the film, which will be the first to be released under the Mattel Films banner.

“I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide,” she continued. “I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros. and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”

Gerwig and Baumbach previously co-wrote the scripts for indie dramas Mistress America and Frances Ha, which Gerwig also starred in.

The actress-turned-director is currently in the post-production phase of her adaptation of classic novel Little Women, while Baumbach’s untitled Netflix film starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson will be released later this year.

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Disney boss threatens to pull Marvel films from Georgia

Disney chairman Bob Iger has threatened to stop making blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame in the state of Georgia due to new anti-abortion laws. Some of Disney’s biggest hits, including Black Panther and the most recent movie in the Avengers franchis…

Disney chairman Bob Iger has threatened to stop making blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame in the state of Georgia due to new anti-abortion laws.

Some of Disney’s biggest hits, including Black Panther and the most recent movie in the Avengers franchise, were filmed in Georgia’s capital Atlanta, but the city’s status as a Hollywood hub is now under threat after lawmakers passed a “heartbeat” bill banning abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

In an interview with Reuters, Iger said that the law, which will come into effect next year, could force his company’s star-studded productions out of the state.

“I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now, we are watching it very carefully,” he said, adding that if the law comes into effect he doesn’t “see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there.”

Iger joins several Hollywood figures considering a boycott of Georgia, with Kristen Wiig having already pulled production of her new comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar from the state. Ozark star Jason Bateman has also said he will no longer work in the state due to the law, despite his hit Netflix series being filmed there. Bosses at the streaming service have backed the star, and claimed they are “reconsidering” filming future productions in Georgia and promising to help the legal fight against the law.

A host of stars, including Amy Schumer, Ben Stiller, Christina Applegate, Laverne Cox, and Alec Baldwin recently wrote to Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp, who signed the bill into law, pledging they would “do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women”.

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Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer helped boost maternity brand

The Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer are among the celebrity mums credited with raising a maternity brand’s profile. The royal was spotted wearing a dress from the company Hatch’s latest collection while awaiting the arrival of baby Archie, who she a…

The Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer are among the celebrity mums credited with raising a maternity brand’s profile.

The royal was spotted wearing a dress from the company Hatch’s latest collection while awaiting the arrival of baby Archie, who she and Prince Harry welcomed last Monday (09May19), and the look has sparked a craze for the label.

For the label’s founder Ariane Goldman, the 37 year old’s decision to wear the outfit, known as the Eliza, back in January (19) was a surreal moment.

“I had friends from London calling me saying, ‘She’s in Hatch’,” Goldman told Women’s Wear Daily. “You can’t gift the royal family, so I have no idea how she got her hands on Hatch. But it’s definitely a reflection of where the brand is and that the fan base is going global.”

In the days after the former actress was photographed in a maternity dress from the company, traffic to the brand’s official website rose by 3,000 per cent and led to a flood of A-list fans, including Amy Schumer, who also recently gave birth, Kate Upton, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman, and Olivia Wilde.

Goldman launched Hatch back in 2011 while pregnant with her first child and was inspired to create chic maternity clothes she felt retailers were not offering. Now she has become one of the fashion industry’s leading designers, recently securing $5 million (£3.8 million) in funding for future ventures from the U.S. equity capital firm Silas Capital.

She is focused on staying true to the overall goal she had when she first unveiled the company.

“I pride Hatch on really being obsessed with the woman and not veering off my focus, which is making her happy at a time where she needs us,” she beams.

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Amy Schumer drawn to clean beauty products during pregnancy

Comedienne Amy Schumer has become an advocate for natural beauty products after discovering they were most effective during her pregnancy.The Trainwreck star, who is in her final trimester and due to deliver her baby with husband Chris Fischer soon, ha…

Comedienne Amy Schumer has become an advocate for natural beauty products after discovering they were most effective during her pregnancy.

The Trainwreck star, who is in her final trimester and due to deliver her baby with husband Chris Fischer soon, has partnered with holistic company Beautycounter for a special campaign video, explaining she was so impressed with the firm’s clean products, she offered to promote them for free.

“Now that it wasn’t just me taking care of my dirtbag self, I was like, ‘There’s also a baby living in me, I should also be conscious of the products I’m using’,” she says in the footage, while crediting her friend Shea, a Beautycounter consultant, with introducing her to the brand.

“I love them as a company, and I reached out to them to see if I could get involved because of your passion for it,” she tells Shea on tape.

Amy has been open about her issues from hyperemesis gravidarum, an intense form of morning sickness, throughout her first pregnancy, and admits perfumes have also been eliminated from her life.

“I love (unscented products), because especially being pregnant and puking so much during my pregnancy, a smell will just set me right off,” she explains.

On Tuesday (23Apr19) Amy dismissed rumours she had already given birth by calling attention to her vomiting condition in an image she shared on Instagram of herself looking very pregnant on a stroll with husband Chris.

“Amy Schumer And Chris Fischer set pulses racing while the heavily pregnant Schumer flaunts her growing bump,” she captioned the snap. “Amy is still pregnant and puking because money rarely goes to medical studies for women such as hyperemesis or endometriosis and instead goes to things like d**ks not getting hard enough or old guys who want harder d**ks.”

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