Bella Hadid named ‘most beautiful woman’ in the world

A surgeon using an ancient ratio has claimed Bella Hadid is the world’s most beautiful woman.Top plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva has scrutinised the world’s great beauties, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, and determined that the 23-year…

A surgeon using an ancient ratio has claimed Bella Hadid is the world’s most beautiful woman.

Top plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva has scrutinised the world’s great beauties, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, and determined that the 23-year-old model is near perfection.

Dr. De Silva found Hadid’s face to be 94.35 per cent “accurate” to the Golden Ratio after measuring her eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape, stating: “She is closest to the ancient Greeks’ idea of perfection.”

In an Instagram explanation, he added, “The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques, which allow us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful. The technology is useful when planning patients’ surgery.

“To be deemed ‘beautiful’ according to the Golden Ratio, the length of the ear must be equal to the length of the nose and the width of an eye should be equal to the distance between the eyes.”

In a second post on Instagram, he revealed that the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which focuses on symmetry and proportion – dates back to the European Renaissance from the 14th and 17th centuries, when artists and architects used it to help with their work.

Beyonce was second on the list with 92.44 per cent, followed by Amber Heard with 91.85 per cent, Ariana Grande with 91.81 per cent and Taylor Swift with 91.64 per cent.

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Olivier Rousteing: ‘The fashion industry needs to keep pushing diversity’

Olivier Rousteing wants to make sure diversity in the fashion industry isn’t just a short-term marketing ploy.The 34-year-old creative director of French fashion house Balmain has insisted that members of the industry need to pull together to ensure th…

Olivier Rousteing wants to make sure diversity in the fashion industry isn’t just a short-term marketing ploy.

The 34-year-old creative director of French fashion house Balmain has insisted that members of the industry need to pull together to ensure that diversity isn’t just a trend.

“I think some people always believed in diversity, some others have to follow a trend in a way because they don’t want to be the last one. I think it’s interesting to see who believes it really, and who has to,” he said during Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference.

“We have so much work to do, to keep pushing diversity and make it real and natural and not only a trendy moment. It’s not a marketing point of view. It’s a real step for the world.”

However, the Frenchman recognised that there has been “big progress” as many fashion houses have now become size-inclusive.

“I can see beauty companies with all these colours, I can see different body shapes of women in campaigns, and this is what I’m happy to see,” he explained. “But 10 years ago, when I started in fashion, I did not see one single company do that… So I think we’re on the right track, but we still have a lot of fights to keep going for.”

Rousteing has revolutionised the Balmain label since he was appointed creative director in 2011 at the age of 24, but despite his success, the designer confessed he is never satisfied.

“But I think for every designer or creative director, being unsatisfied means that you always want to challenge yourself to do better, to do more and to learn more every day. I don’t think satisfaction is good for our art. I think dissatisfaction is actually challenging you every day,” he shared.

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Elton John ‘disappointed’ by The Lion King remake

Elton John has mauled The Lion King remake by describing the live-action Jon Favreau movie as a “huge disappointment”.The rocker teamed up with Tim Rice to create the soundtrack for the original Disney animated classic and many of their songs made it o…

Elton John has mauled The Lion King remake by describing the live-action Jon Favreau movie as a “huge disappointment”.

The rocker teamed up with Tim Rice to create the soundtrack for the original Disney animated classic and many of their songs made it onto the 2019 film’s soundtrack, along with one tune Elton wrote just for the reboot.

But now he admits he wasn’t overly impressed with the new movie, which featured the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, and Beyonce.

“The new version of The Lion King was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up. Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn’t have the same impact… The magic and joy were lost,” he told British GQ magazine.

“The soundtrack hasn’t had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year. The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box office success.”

And Elton suggested that the soundtrack for the live-action remake, which featured new music from Beyonce, flopped because he wasn’t asked to be a bigger part of it.

“I wish I’d been invited to the party more, but the creative vision for the film and its music was different this time around – and I wasn’t really welcomed or treated with the same level of respect,” he added. “That makes me extremely sad.”

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Tyler Perry dedicates new studio soundstage to one-time critic Spike Lee

Tyler Perry has dedicated a soundstage at his new Atlanta, Georgia film complex to former critic Spike Lee after revealing the two moviemakers have patched up their differences.Lee, who once accused Perry of promoting black stereotypes in his Madea mov…

Tyler Perry has dedicated a soundstage at his new Atlanta, Georgia film complex to former critic Spike Lee after revealing the two moviemakers have patched up their differences.

Lee, who once accused Perry of promoting black stereotypes in his Madea movies, has been honoured alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Oprah Winfrey with his own soundstage at the Tyler Perry Film Studios.

But in spite of his rocky history with Lee, Perry has now told TMZ Live that he had to include the director because of what he has done to advance African-American cinema.

“You cannot deny what he has done in the film industry and how he has been at the forefront to help me and everybody else get to the place where we are… I just wanted to honour him for what he has done,” Perry commented, revealing he and Lee once thrashed out their differences during a face-to-face meeting. “He came to my house and we sat down and we had a great conversation… This moment for me and Spike was a huge moment.”

Perry opened his new studio complex over the weekend and welcomed Beyonce, JAY-Z, Winfrey, Goldberg, and Samuel L. Jackson, among others, to the new site, which features the first full-scale replica of the White House.

During a discussion in 2009 with Ed Gordon on Our World with Black Enterprise, the Do the Right Thing director equated Perry’s work to minstrel shows.

Lee argued popularising characters like Madea is a disparaging action that spreads the idea of “buffoonery” in relation to black culture.

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Solange reaches peak beauty in recording studio

Solange feels the most beautiful when she’s creating new songs.The Cranes in the Sky singer has insisted she is at her most confident when she is recording and at no other time does she feel more beautiful.”I feel my most sure and beautiful when I am c…

Solange feels the most beautiful when she’s creating new songs.

The Cranes in the Sky singer has insisted she is at her most confident when she is recording and at no other time does she feel more beautiful.

“I feel my most sure and beautiful when I am creating the work,” she told L’Officiel USA magazine. “When I am thick in the midst of my own guidance…when I am creating I am using and speaking from other parts of myself. My gut, my legs, my heart, my fingers, my throat. That feels like the best me.”

Beyonce’s sister claims the multiple collaborations she’s had over the years has helped her tap into her inner beauty in ways she would have never discovered by herself.

“I find out things about myself that I can’t necessarily speak to when I am collaborating,” she shared. “There are so many facets of who I am, and that articulation just feels so much wider and more expansive when someone helps bring something out of you that you wouldn’t normally express…it can be the most rewarding feeling ever. More importantly, I learn so damn much.”

Solange poured her heart and soul into her latest album When I Get Home, which was released in March.

“I wanted to create a bit more of a world with When I Get Home,” she explained. “A mecca that spoke to an environment and an expression. A place that you could go sonically and visually and digitally and feel immersed in as a project about what exactly the process of home is and the feelings behind it…This album was purely about feeling.”

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Billy Eichner: ‘Jon Favreau had The Lion King cast physically act out scenes’

Director Jon Favreau had the cast physically act out scenes from The Lion King while recording, according to Billy Eichner.The Billy On The Street funnyman voices Timon, alongside Seth Rogen’s warthog Pumbaa, in Disney’s live-action remake of the 1994 …

Director Jon Favreau had the cast physically act out scenes from The Lion King while recording, according to Billy Eichner.

The Billy On The Street funnyman voices Timon, alongside Seth Rogen’s warthog Pumbaa, in Disney’s live-action remake of the 1994 animated classic.

In an interview with British newspaper The Independent, Eichner gave an insight into the unusual way that Favreau got the star-studded cast, including Donald Glover, Beyonce, John Oliver, James Earl Jones, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, to record their voices for the movie.

“It was very unexpected. Jon had this whole performance room set up with cameras all around the perimeter and microphones all over, recording everything we did, and he actually had us physically act out all the scenes,” the 40-year-old New York native shared.

“At one point, he had us throw the scripts down and improvise through the entire movie. And a lot of that actually ended up in the final product.”

Eichner explained that he thought the cast needed to do something “more conversational” to help give character to the computer-generated animals onscreen.

“We still have our larger-than-life, over-the-top moment, but it’s a bit scaled down from what the original was,” he stated.

That meant that the comedy double act of Eichner and Rogen could let their funny side shine through in their roles as neurotic meerkat Timon and loveable warthog Pumbaa.

“I think that was part of the fun,” the Knocked Up star shared. “Being able to weave in and out of new material and kind of make people think maybe they were going to get the same joke, but then being able to switch it just enough that it felt a little unexpected and therefore funny.”

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Elie Saab thrilled to be outfitting longtime clients’ grandchildren

Elie Saab is thrilled to have been in the industry so long that he is now outfitting his clients’ grandchildren.The Lebanese fashion designer opened his first atelier in Beirut in 1982, and quickly built up a loyal following for his bridal and eveningw…

Elie Saab is thrilled to have been in the industry so long that he is now outfitting his clients’ grandchildren.

The Lebanese fashion designer opened his first atelier in Beirut in 1982, and quickly built up a loyal following for his bridal and eveningwear, which featured luxury detailing in the form of pearls, silk and crystals. 

Saab counts Beyonce, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie among his A-list clientele, but he has now shared that his other dedicated customers are just as important.

“I started with the grandmother, with (the mother) and now with the granddaughter… I remember how when I was 14 years old, I used to make the grandmother’s dress, after that (the mother’s) and now the granddaughter’s. That’s real legacy, and it impresses me a lot,” he commented in an interview for Vogue Australia. “(Now, the Elie Saab women) are young girls, really young girls-and it surprises me a lot-the ability of young girls to love haute couture and who like to look really exceptional.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Saab noted that he finds it interesting that his gowns never look the same on two different women, and he always seeks to find the right “balance” between utilising embellishment and embroidery, and allowing the wearer to shine.

“It is a very feminine style, it’s a style that’s balanced. (We achieve) the right balance because it’s not obvious that we make dresses with enough embroidery and enough work to not to disturb the eye,” the 55-year-old stated. “It’s not too flashy.”

Saab also insisted that he doesn’t have a muse and takes inspiration from many sources, though did note that he greatly admires Halle Berry, who famously wore one of his gowns to collect an Oscar in 2002, as well as the always sophisticated Queen Rania of Jordan.

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Film critics praise live-action The Lion King following premiere

Film critics have praised the new The Lion King movie following its world premiere on Tuesday night.Directed by Jon Favreau, the musical drama is a photorealistic remake of Disney’s 1994 animated classic of the same name, and features the voices of Don…

Film critics have praised the new The Lion King movie following its world premiere on Tuesday night.

Directed by Jon Favreau, the musical drama is a photorealistic remake of Disney’s 1994 animated classic of the same name, and features the voices of Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Amy Sedaris, and James Earl Jones.

Many of the stars attended the debut screening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and in the hours after the premiere, many top reviewers took to social media to laud the production.

Steven Weintraub, editor-in-chief of Collider.com, wrote on Twitter that he had never seen a film receive such applause.

“Been lucky to have attended a number of world premieres but not sure I’ve ever heard as much clapping during a movie as I did tonight at #TheLionKing. Was like being at a rock concert. Movie is going to make so much money,” he wrote. “A few other things on #TheLionKing. The visual effects/animation in the film is INCREDIBLE. For the first time in maybe my entire life as the movie started I got really emotional. Just hearing the music wrecked me. While it’s a story you know, it’s soooooo well done.”

Writer Dorian Parks commented that the rebooted film might be his “favourite” Disney live-action adaptation to date, and Nerdist’s Rachel Heine claimed it brought her to tears.

“Absolutely blown away by #TheLionKing. Incredible visuals and voice work. Cried all my make-up off. Timon and Pumba brought me back from the edge. Would die for baby Simba,” she wrote.

Elsewhere, Mashable’s Angie J. Han lauded the film’s animation, but noted that it’s a “more nostalgic rehash than fresh reimagining,” and Buzzfeed reporter Adam B. Vary shared that while Beyonce is perfectly suited for her voice-acting role as Nala, he questioned if audiences would find an emotional connection to the story.

“#TheLionKing is a landmark *visual* experience. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I think it’s going to change how we look at movies forever. As an *emotional* experience, though…I’ll put it this way: It turns out lions can’t really emote,” he mused.

The Lion King is set to his cinemas from 19 July.

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Donald Glover’s son was more excited for Beyonce in The Lion King

Donald Glover’s son was more excited over Beyonce starring in The Lion King than his father.The 35-year-old, who voices the older Simba in Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of the 1994 Disney animated classic, has revealed that his son Legend cheekily o…

Donald Glover’s son was more excited over Beyonce starring in The Lion King than his father.

The 35-year-old, who voices the older Simba in Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of the 1994 Disney animated classic, has revealed that his son Legend cheekily overlooked his huge role in the highly-anticipated movie.

“This is my son’s favourite movie. He’s like a big animal person,” Glover told Entertainment Tonight. “I wasn’t going to tell him that I was in it. I was just going to let him see it and see what happened. And I was like, ‘Hey, do you want to see The Lion King?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, Beyonce’s is in it, right?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, daddy’s in it too, though. Daddy’s in it.’

“(Beyonce’s) demo is wide-reaching. He’s super excited about it.”

In addition, the Atlanta actor noted that he still can’t believe he’s a major part of the live-action film and was stunned when director Favreau asked him to voice Simba.

“It’s a big deal for me. It’s a special moment for me,” the star gushed. “For me, I’ve been in the business for a while, but to be able to work with Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Jon Favreau, like, iconic people in this business, it’s an amazing feeling. It’s a lot of good people.

“Jon did a really good job. I still can’t believe he kind of asked me… I thought he was going to (ask me) can I sign something for his son, who I heard was a fan, and then he was like, ‘Do you want to be Simba?’ And I was like, ‘Me? You really want me to do that?’ I’m just glad he asked.”

The Lion King hits cinemas from 19 July.

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Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy dazzle in matching outfits at The Lion King premiere

Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter pulled out all the stops at The Lion King world premiere on Tuesday night.The 37-year-old superstar, who voices the character of Nala in the live-action Disney remake of the 1994 animated classic, looked stunnin…

Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter pulled out all the stops at The Lion King world premiere on Tuesday night.

The 37-year-old superstar, who voices the character of Nala in the live-action Disney remake of the 1994 animated classic, looked stunning in her custom Alexander McQueen tuxedo dress, which featured a diamond-encrusted jacket with black tulle skirt attached.

Blue courted attention with her look too – a mini version of her mother’s dress, also made by Alexander McQueen – as the duo walked the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

The seven-year-old wore a crisp white shirt under her jacket and accessorised her outfit by wearing diamond hairbands around two buns on top of her head.

However, Blue and Beyonce weren’t the only ones to coordinate for the premiere, as the singer’s former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams were also in attendance, and ensured they’d look good posing next to their pal in their ensembles.

While Kelly opted for a zebra-print dress, Michelle wore a silver number which featured mirrored detailing in a giraffe-style pattern.

Other celebrities in attendance included Halle Bailey, Meghan Trainor, Yara Shahidi, Zooey and Emily Deschanel, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Kimmel, Ali Wong, Lena Waithe, Chrissy Metz, and Tiffany Haddish.

The premiere came just hours after Beyonce dropped her new song Spirit, taken from upcoming album The Lion King: The Gift. The mother-of-three will also be curating the record, which features various artists and is “steeped in the sounds of Africa”.

In the gospel-inspired song, Beyonce sings: “Spirit, watch the heavens open/ Spirit, can you hear it calling? / Your destiny is coming close/ Stand up and fight.”

The Lion King: The Gift is due for release on 19 July – the same day as The Lion King hits cinemas.

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