Florence Pugh’s Midsommar floral dress sells for $65,000 at charity auction

The impressive floral dress Florence Pugh wore in horror movie Midsommar has sold for $65,000 (£52,700) at a charity auction.Officials at A24, the studio behind the film, put the 30-pound creation the actress wore for the May Queen scene and her match…

The impressive floral dress Florence Pugh wore in horror movie Midsommar has sold for $65,000 (£52,700) at a charity auction.

Officials at A24, the studio behind the film, put the 30-pound creation the actress wore for the May Queen scene and her matching crown up for auction alongside numerous other film props in a bid to raise money for organisations in New York amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Five bidders sought after the item, but it was the Academy Museum that placed the winning bid, according to Variety, with that money going directly to the FDNY Foundation, the New York City Fire Department’s official nonprofit organisation.

Midsommar costume designer Andrea Flesch previously told Vanity Fair magazine that the dress, which featured 10,000 silk flowers, became so heavy that Florence sat on a chair underneath the skirt of the ensemble in between takes.

The museum, which is based in Los Angeles, announced its auction win on social media.

“We’re excited to share our newest acquisition, the May Queen gown made of 10,000 silk flowers from the film Midsommar,” it stated, alongside a picture of the impressive gown from Ari Aster’s horror movie.

The dress was featured in a collection called Midsommar Harga Collectibles. Other lots included the bear headdress worn by Jack Reynor, which sold for $4,750 (£3,873).

Underneath an Instagram post about the A24 auction, Pugh left a comment describing what it is like to wear the May Queen gown.

“I should let you know that you can actually spend many hours in that flower dress. Good bang for your buck!” the Oscar-nominated actress wrote. “You can sit in it, lie in it, shield from the rain in it. I’m sure if you had a potty you could wee under it! And then best of luck getting out of it…”

Singers Ariana Grande and Halsey both publicly registered their interest in bidding for the floral dress, but it’s not known if they did.

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Josh Gad calls for Ariana Grande to land Meg role in Hercules remake

Josh Gad is convinced Ariana Grande would be “perfect” for the role of Meg in Disney’s live-action Hercules remake. It was revealed on Thursday that Disney bosses are developing a live-action remake of the 1997 animated classic, with Avengers: Endgame …

Josh Gad is convinced Ariana Grande would be “perfect” for the role of Meg in Disney’s live-action Hercules remake.

It was revealed on Thursday that Disney bosses are developing a live-action remake of the 1997 animated classic, with Avengers: Endgame filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo producing and The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham writing the screenplay.

In an interview with Variety, Disney regular Josh called for Ariana to portray Hercules’ love interest Megara, or Meg, in the remake.

“She would amazing as Meg, she would be perfect, I would love to see that happen,” he said.

The original Hercules is one of Ariana’s favourite films and she sang Meg’s song I Won’t Say (I’m in Love) during an at-home performance for the Disney Family Singalong TV special earlier this month. She also performed Zero to Hero live at the Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration in 2015.

The 7 Rings hitmaker has yet to comment on the remake news on social media, but her fans have already started campaigning for her to get the part, with one even setting up a Change.org petition. It has almost 14,000 signatures.

In the Variety interview, Beauty and the Beast star Josh was also asked if he would like a part in Hercules, such as the half-man, half-god’s trainer, the satyr Philoctetes, which was originally voiced by Danny DeVito.

“I am good, I feel like I definitely have had and continue to have an incredible run of projects with the Disney company, but I don’t think anyone wants to see me take on yet another role in a live-action remake of an animated movie,” he replied. “I personally think they should just cast Danny DeVito again, that seems to (be the) best option.”

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Ariana Grande shows off natural curls while in self-isolation

Ariana Grande used her time during self-isolation to reveal her natural curly locks on social media.The No Tears to Cry hitmaker is famous for her trademark high ponytail, and if it isn’t slicked back on the top of her head, her waist-length brunette h…

Ariana Grande used her time during self-isolation to reveal her natural curly locks on social media.

The No Tears to Cry hitmaker is famous for her trademark high ponytail, and if it isn’t slicked back on the top of her head, her waist-length brunette hair is usually styled poker straight.

However, as the Grammy winner stays at home amid the coronavirus lockdown, she took to Twitter and Instagram to wow fans with her real dark curls, which can be seen tumbling around her face and shoulders in the smouldering picture.

“Get a load a dis (sic),” Ariana captioned the snap.

Her curly locks are reminiscent of old childhood photos Ariana has previously shared with her fans, and her mother Joan chimed in with a sweet note of support for her daughter.

“Beyond stunning. Your natural hair/curls is a world of its own… a magnificent beauty you are inside and out/made up or natural … I love you…” she commented.

More than five million followers liked Ariana’s post on Instagram, and the Thank U, Next hitmaker’s famous friends showed their adoration for the singer’s natural hair.

“Here for this covid curl,” Katy Perry wrote, while Lil Nas X commented: “Beautiful.”

Jessie J and Zoey Deutch were also among the celebrities sharing the love on Ariana’s post, as well as designer Zac Posen and Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott, who wrote: “BEEEEEAAUUTY.”

Ariana previously removed her signature ponytail and showed off her long straight locks for the covers of U.S. Elle and British Vogue magazines back in 2018.

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Orlando Bloom misspells son’s name in new Morse code tattoo

Orlando Bloom has spelled his son Flynn’s name wrong in his new Morse code tattoo.The Lord of the Rings actor, who shares the nine-year-old with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr, took to Instagram on Tuesday to unveil his latest piece of body art from tattoois…

Orlando Bloom has spelled his son Flynn’s name wrong in his new Morse code tattoo.

The Lord of the Rings actor, who shares the nine-year-old with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr, took to Instagram on Tuesday to unveil his latest piece of body art from tattooist Balazs Bercsenyi.

Fans were initially at a loss as to the meaning of the inking, which featured a series of dots, dashes, and seemingly random numbers on his forearm, but Orlando quickly explained the tattoo was Morse code for Flynn’s name alongside numbers representing the date and time of his birth.

However, some of his followers were quick to point out that the tattoo was incorrect – and actually spells ‘Frynn’ due to a single dot missing from the second letter.

“If the Morse code is supposed to spell out Flynn then there is a mistake,” one wrote, while another added: “It’s a lovely idea and a beautiful tattoo. But if it is indeed Morse code, I think it says ‘Frynn,’ not ‘Flynn’.”

Following the remarks, Bercsenyi took to Instagram to share a picture of himself with the actor, and acknowledged the mistake.

“A beautiful reminder for @orlandobloom of his son,” he captioned the picture. “And yes, a dot is missing, we know, it will be fixed.”

Orlando, 43, isn’t the only star to have been left red-faced by a tattoo misspelling.

Ariana Grande hit headlines when she decided to get a Japanese tattoo on the palm of her hand which was meant to read 7 Rings, to promote her song of the same name, but actually translated to “shichirin” – a Japanese-style barbecue grill.

Elsewhere, Britney Spears had hoped to have the word “mysterious” inked on her hip in Chinese characters, but an error means she actually has “strange” tattooed there instead.

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Ariana Grande’s earlobes ‘still recovering’ from jewels she wore to 2020 Grammy Awards

Ariana Grande has joked her earlobes are “still recovering” from the large jewels she wore to the 2020 Grammy Awards.The 7 Rings hitmaker enjoyed several outfit changes over the course of the music bash last Sunday night, making her entrance in a grey …

Ariana Grande has joked her earlobes are “still recovering” from the large jewels she wore to the 2020 Grammy Awards.

The 7 Rings hitmaker enjoyed several outfit changes over the course of the music bash last Sunday night, making her entrance in a grey Giambattista Valli ballgown, before swapping into a Schiaparelli creation, and later changing into an emerald green gown from Givenchy for her performance.

On Thursday, celebrity jeweller Lorraine Schwartz took to Instagram to share a close-up image of the huge Colombian emerald and diamond necklace and earring set Ariana wore with her final ensemble. The clip quickly attracted the attention of the star, who wrote in the comments section: “Earlobes still recovering. However, those earrings…. they are sorely and deeply missed. I think of them constantly and wish we didn’t have to part. if they go missing, it was (my dog) Toulouse. love and thank u (sic).”

Earlier in the evening, Ariana also sported another pair of 30-carat diamond studs from Lorraine’s brand along with her first red carpet look.

And as for her many outfit changes at the Grammys, the 26-year-old explained in an interview with CBS that she simply couldn’t choose between all of the beautiful options at her fingertips.

“So, here’s the thing – I did the carpet in a custom Giambattista Valli dress and I loved it, and then I didn’t do the interview, so I came back in a different dress, because I couldn’t decide,” she said, adding that it was “huge progress” for her to even attend due to her anxiety.

“I’m so lucky. I had two, very special custom looks made. And I couldn’t decide! I was indecisive, so I decided to do it twice. Which is really huge progress for me, because usually, I cannot come within three feet of a red carpet without having a nervous breakdown.”

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Ariana Grande dazzles in two ballgowns at 2020 Grammy Awards

Ariana Grande enjoyed a princess moment during the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.The Sweetener hitmaker, who skipped the bash last year after a reported spat with producer Ken Ehrlich, made her long-awaited return to the annual prestigious music e…

Ariana Grande enjoyed a princess moment during the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The Sweetener hitmaker, who skipped the bash last year after a reported spat with producer Ken Ehrlich, made her long-awaited return to the annual prestigious music event, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ariana stunned on the red carpet in an extravagant strapless grey Giambattista Valli haute couture gown, which featured a huge tiered tulle skirt.

The 26-year-old completed the look with matching gloves, 30-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings, and had her hair scraped back into her signature sky-high ponytail.

Shortly after posing in the Giambattista Valli gown, Ariana then changed into a Schiaparelli creation, which was comprised of an embellished charcoal grey crop top and voluminous light grey skirt.

“So, here’s the thing – I did the carpet in a custom Giambattista Valli dress and I loved it, and then I didn’t do the interview, so I came back in a different dress, because I couldn’t decide,” she told CBS.

Ariana went on to explain that it was a “huge progress” for her being able to even walk the red carpet on Sunday due to her anxiety.

“I’m so lucky. I had two, very special custom looks made. And I couldn’t decide! I was indecisive, so I decided to do it twice. Which is really huge progress for me, because usually, I cannot come within three feet of a red carpet without having a nervous breakdown,” the superstar shared.

Ariana was up for five prizes at the Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for 7 Rings, but lost out to Billie Eilish for her track Bad Guy.

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Donatella Versace thrilled to outfit major stars for 2020 Grammy Awards

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to sh…

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to share images of the celebrities her team had outfitted for the annual music bash.

Alongside a snap of Lil Nas X in a hot pink suit and matching cowboy hat, she wrote, “Breathtaking @lilnasx … such a look!! Love it!!” while beside a picture of Lizzo rocking an Old Hollywood-inspired strapless white gown, the fashion star praised: “Such a #RedCarpet dream… Perfection! Lizzo!”

Elsewhere, members of the Versace atelier made the black ballgown sported by Camila Cabello for her red carpet entrance, as well as the lilac dress she wore to perform First Man during the show, and the sexy canary yellow number she slipped into later on.

Other designers to make outfits for multiple artists included Christian Siriano, who dreamed up glamorous looks for the likes of Shania Twain, Best New Artist nominee YOLA, Lizzo, and Demi Lovato.

“Demi, it was an honour to create for you tonight and WOW that was unbelievable! Love you!” he captioned a picture of the singer sporting a white ballgown while performing her new song Anyone.

Other standout looks on the night included the white beaded Ralph & Russo dress donned by Priyanka Chopra, the monogrammed Gucci number sported by multiple Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish, and the Cinderella-esque Giambattista Valli dress rocked by Ariana Grande as she made her red carpet entrance.

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Ariana Grande claps back at criticism of her off-duty outfits

Ariana Grande has pleaded with fans to give her a break after receiving criticism for always wearing “the same two outfits” in paparazzi photos.In recent years, the 7 Rings hitmaker has become known for sporting ensembles comprised of baggy, oversized …

Ariana Grande has pleaded with fans to give her a break after receiving criticism for always wearing “the same two outfits” in paparazzi photos.

In recent years, the 7 Rings hitmaker has become known for sporting ensembles comprised of baggy, oversized shirts and thigh-high boots when photographed out and about, with fans on social media recently claiming Ariana has “been wearing the same boots/ long shirt Combo for years”.

After picking up on the scrutiny, she took to her Twitter page to shut down the discussion, writing: “thank god i’m a singer then…”

“gimmeee a break (sic). i don’t like having my photo taken, i escape the paparazzi almost every time,” the 26-year-old continued. “i never post photos that aren’t on stage but s**t i promise i have cute a*s clothes.”

Ariana went on to insist that, while she knows her fans just want “the best” for her, she’s doing all she can to avoid scrutiny in her day-to-day life.

“i’m never even seen like ever i promise i look cute over here in my own world i haven’t even been able to put on a pair of f**kin boots lately because of the traumatic image i have in my head of these uh …. tik tok ‘performers’ (sic),” she added, referring to the short-form social media video platform.

Despite the star’s penchant for more relaxed looks, she previously told U.S. Vogue magazine she uses her stage costumes and trademark high ponytail to convey an “exaggerated version” of herself.

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Zendaya had breasts moulded for custom Tom Ford top

Zendaya had her breasts moulded for the stunning Tom Ford creation she wore to the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards.The 23-year-old donned the $15,000 (£11,500) hot pink metallic breastplate from the designer’s spring 2020 collection for the ceremony on Su…

Zendaya had her breasts moulded for the stunning Tom Ford creation she wore to the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards.

The 23-year-old donned the $15,000 (£11,500) hot pink metallic breastplate from the designer’s spring 2020 collection for the ceremony on Sunday, and finished off the show-stopping look with a fuchsia skirt and her hair styled into waist-length braids.

The look caught the attention of her fans on social media, with one curious follower on Twitter quizzing the Euphoria star on how the bespoke piece was created.

“Did they mould that to your t**tles… asking for a friend,” the cheeky post read, with Zendaya quickly replying, “Yes. Lol.”

Her stylist, Law Roach, later pointed out the breastplate was a homage to the vintage pieces by Issey Miyake and Yves Saint Laurent, and shared a picture of his client rocking the red carpet.

“Warrior Woman… wearing @tomford,” Law captioned the snap, prompting his celebrity friends to heap praise on Zendaya’s look.

“Jesus Christ,” Ariana Grande commented. “Incredible Law.”

Tracee Ellis Ross simply left a series of fire emojis, while singer Jessie J, model Alton Mason, and RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage also showed their love for the unique outfit.

The Tom Ford piece was recently worn by Gwyneth Paltrow for the cover of the latest issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and the Oscar winner took to social media to gush over her Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star too.

“Thank God I can say I have something in common with Zendaya,” she commented on a picture of the actress wearing the breastplate.

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Pete Davidson opens up about cystic acne battle

Pete Davidson is undergoing a course of strong medication in order to treat his acne.The comedian has joined the likes of Lili Reinhart and Iris Law in discussing their struggles with the debilitating skin condition, in which cysts cause painful and re…

Pete Davidson is undergoing a course of strong medication in order to treat his acne.

The comedian has joined the likes of Lili Reinhart and Iris Law in discussing their struggles with the debilitating skin condition, in which cysts cause painful and red lumps on the face and body.

Now, in an interview with Paper magazine, Davidson has explained how he’s taking Accutane – a medication used to treat severe cystic acne that has not responded to other treatments.

“Well, my skin’s insanely bad because I have Crohn’s, so I have like no immune system,” the 26-year-old explained, referencing the inflammatory bowel disease he was diagnosed with in his teens. “So, I get cystic acne and I have to take extra-special care of my skin so it can still look sh***y. But now I’m on Accutane, so I’ve been told I’m gonna be a little bit of a b**** for the next six months.”

Cystic acne can leave long-lasting scars, and while there is no cure or specific cause, sufferers do need to undergo treatment.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Saturday Night Live funnyman discussed the intense public scrutiny over his appearance, especially during his short-lived relationship with popstar Ariana Grande last year.

“I think it’s very… weird. When enough people call you ugly, it definitely gets to you. For me, personally, I can’t block that stuff out. That’s why I had to get rid of the Internet and stuff,” Davidson shared. “But you definitely have to get to a place where you’re just like, ‘This is how I look. Alright.’ You know?”

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