Irina Shayk: ‘I still believe in marriage’

Irina Shayk still believes in marriage despite her split from rumoured fiance Bradley Cooper.The 33-year-old model opened up about her high-profile breakup from the A Star Is Born actor/director in a cover interview for Harper’s Bazaar Digital Summer I…

Irina Shayk still believes in marriage despite her split from rumoured fiance Bradley Cooper.

The 33-year-old model opened up about her high-profile breakup from the A Star Is Born actor/director in a cover interview for Harper’s Bazaar Digital Summer Issue.

The brunette beauty and Cooper started dating in early 2015, and became parents to two-year-old daughter Lea De Seine in March, 2017.

And while news of the couple’s split broke last month, the model insisted her views on marriage haven’t changed.

“Do I believe in marriage? Yes, of course,” the notoriously private star said. “I’m not the kind of person who is against it.”

Shayk and Cooper went to great lengths to keep their romance out of the headlines, and neither spoke about the other in interviews.

But regarding the interest in their split, she shrugged: “I think it’s just human beings: if you cannot have it, you want to have it. There’s a curtain there, you want to open the curtain. It’s curiosity I guess.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Russian model also opened up about her approach to parenting.

“You have to be really truly yourself for your kids, otherwise you’re living in a lie,” she said. “Tell me one reason why, just because you’re a mother, that you need to wear a longer skirt. No! I don’t believe in that. I really don’t.

“Why should you have to change who you are and how you feel just because you become a mother? I’m like, tell me why.”

Shayk also insisted she doesn’t comprise her look for modelling agencies either, adding: “If you really love you for who you are, I think you can do anything.”

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Bradley Cooper called Dave Chappelle ‘every two days’ until he took A Star Is Born role

Bradley Cooper called Dave Chappelle “every two days” until the funnyman agreed to appear in his directorial debut, A Star Is Born. The comedian took questions from the audience during his Broadway show on Wednesday night, with one fan asking him how …

Bradley Cooper called Dave Chappelle “every two days” until the funnyman agreed to appear in his directorial debut, A Star Is Born.

The comedian took questions from the audience during his Broadway show on Wednesday night, with one fan asking him how he ended up in the movie.

Chappelle revealed he was first introduced to Cooper by Kanye West at a London hotel and he was shocked when some time later, the actor showed up at his annual barn party in Ohio and offered him the role of his character’s best friend.

“He sent me the script…,” Chappelle shared. “But I never read the script. I didn’t know the s**t was going to be good!”

Cooper had to keep calling Chappelle “every two days” before the comic agreed to shoot the small but crucial role in the romantic drama, opposite the Oscar nominee and Lady Gaga.

Chappelle previously discussed what a rare opportunity the role presented him compared to his previously work.

“The types of movies I’ve done in my career, they’re always hard comedies,” the 45-year-old told Global Grind last year. “(Directors) will kind of weigh in sometimes but Bradley, the way he directed me and the way we would talk about a scene, the way he would create an environment that would give me the courage to actually be vulnerable in a way that comedy wouldn’t let me be. I never felt threatened or unsafe. He would always tell me sometimes that he would not let me look bad and I believed him.”

Cooper also gushed over their collaboration, and shared with the publications: “I loved our dynamic and I couldn’t get it out of our mind. I knew that he would set a rhythm that I would then follow and edit towards.”

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Taika Waititi expresses faux indignation at James Gunn’s GOTG rehiring

Taika Waititi has joked he thought he was all set to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.It was announced on Friday that Disney was rehiring James Gunn, who directed and wrote the first two instalments of the Marvel franchise, after initially letting…

Taika Waititi has joked he thought he was all set to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

It was announced on Friday that Disney was rehiring James Gunn, who directed and wrote the first two instalments of the Marvel franchise, after initially letting him go following a Twitter scandal in July.

He was fired after old tweets, in which he joked about paedophilia and rape, came to light, but following much outrage from fans and stars of the film, Disney has now decided to reinstate him at the helm.

Fans had put forward Thor: Ragnarok director Taika as a possible replacement when James was still ousted, though the New Zealand filmmaker ruled himself out earlier this year, stating “those are James Gunn’s films”. However, that didn’t stop him from poking fun at the situation on Twitter.

“What the hell?? I thought I was going to do it!!” he exclaimed next to Deadline’s article announcing James’ return.

Franchise star Karen Gillan, who has played space pirate Nebula since the first film in 2014, also alluded to the news on her own Twitter account.

“We are groot,” she wrote, referencing the loyal character voiced by Vin Diesel.

And James’ brother Sean Gunn, who has always defended his sibling and recently said that he had a feeling “everything’s gonna work itself out”, shared his joy as well.

“I’ll just leave this here…” he posted on Instagram, next to The Hollywood Reporter headline “James Gunn back on as Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director”.

Sean and Karen, along with their co-stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin, Michael Rooker, and Pom Klementieff, signed an open letter supporting James shortly after his firing.

Talking about his rehiring, James told fans he was “tremendously grateful to every person out there” who had supported him, and added he deeply appreciates Disney’s change of heart.

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Sean Gunn: ‘We’re making the third Guardians of the Galaxy for the fans’

Sean Gunn has a strong feeling “everything’s gonna work itself out” when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.Franchise star Sean’s big brother James Gunn was the man behind the first two films, writing and directing the Marvel smash hits, before…

Sean Gunn has a strong feeling “everything’s gonna work itself out” when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Franchise star Sean’s big brother James Gunn was the man behind the first two films, writing and directing the Marvel smash hits, before he was fired by Disney after old tweets he sent joking about paedophilia resurfaced.

The cast, including the 44-year-old, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel, have rallied around in support of James, 52, and now Sean says the Guardians ‘family’ will definitely push ahead with the third instalment for the fans.

“I don’t know exactly how that’s all gonna work,” he admitted to Variety. “But I feel like we are going to make the third movie, I’m excited to make it, I think it’s a disservice to the fans if we didn’t make it and I know the people who worked on the Guardians movies are really a family, and we’re gonna come together and make the best movie we can regardless of who’s in charge.

“I just have this feeling everything’s gonna work itself out.”

As well as the films’ stars, fans also petitioned to get James reinstated at the helm of Vol. 3, and Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently confirmed that the writer and director’s script will be used for the upcoming movie. A new director is yet to be announced.

However, production on the project has stalled due to other commitments at Marvel, with the shoot schedule being moved back from early 2019 to a later date.

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A Star Is Born to get re-release with additional 12 minutes of performances

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s hit movie A Star Is Born has been re-edited to include an additional 12 minutes of musical performances for a special one-week release. Studio officials at Warner Bros. are hoping to cash in on the film remake’s Oscars s…

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s hit movie A Star Is Born has been re-edited to include an additional 12 minutes of musical performances for a special one-week release.

Studio officials at Warner Bros. are hoping to cash in on the film remake’s Oscars success by giving fans an extended cut, which will screen in 1,150 theatres across North America from this Friday (01Mar19).

The new footage features extended versions of songs like the opening Black Eyes, Alibi, and an impromptu a cappella take on Shallow – the track which earned Gaga her first Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Other added scenes include one of Gaga’s ballad Is That Alright?, belted out by her character Ally in a wedding sequence, and another of Cooper singing Too Far Gone in the recording studio as his washed-up country star Jackson Maine.

The actors will also be shown writing previously unreleased tune Clover together in the new cut.

The news of A Star Is Born’s theatre re-release emerges three days after fans raved about Gaga’s set at the Oscars, where she and duet partner Cooper performed Shallow live, stealing the show with their sizzling onstage chemistry.

The Best Original Song award was the only Oscars win for the A Star Is Born team out of its eight nominations, which included Best Picture, Best Actor for Cooper, and Best Actress for Gaga.

A Star Is Born, which served as Cooper’s directorial debut, was originally released to critical acclaim in October (18), when it went on to gross $425.4 million (£319.8 million) worldwide.

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Bradley Cooper wins top PETA filmmaking prize for casting his dog in A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper has landed another major award for casting his pet dog in A Star is Born. The actor and moviemaker has been honoured with a Best Director Oscat from officials at animal rights group PETA, who annually hand out film honours ahead of the …

Bradley Cooper has landed another major award for casting his pet dog in A Star is Born.

The actor and moviemaker has been honoured with a Best Director Oscat from officials at animal rights group PETA, who annually hand out film honours ahead of the Oscars to celebrate the movies and stars who promote “kindness to animals through positive actions, story lines, and the use of computer-generated imagery”.

Cooper lands the prize for choosing to cast his pet as his A Star is Born character’s dog rather than using one supplied by “a notorious animal exhibitor”.

Oscats have also been handed out to Winston Duke, who scores a Best Actor prize for his portrayal of vegetarian tribe leader M’Baku in Black Panther, which has won The Cat’s Meow award for its CGI panthers and rhinos.

Meanwhile, longtime animal rights proponent Natalie Portman wins Best Actress for her all-vegan wardrobe in Vox Lux, and her film Annihilation lands Best Stunt Team for its all-vegan crew.

Charlize Theron’s movie Tully has been named Birds’ Pick for its “educational anti-factory farming moments”, while the award for Best SeaWorld Side-Eye is a tie between Love, Simon, which featured a scene describing the way animals live at the themepark, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which takes a strong anti-captivity stance.

“PETA’s Oscats show that fur and leather are dead, SeaWorld is considered the pits, vegan eating is exploding, and CGI is the future of film,” PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange tells WENN. “PETA is thrilled to recognise the people and projects behind Hollywood’s most significant animal rights advances of the year.”

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Irina Shayk: ‘I’m too womanly to be a size zero’

Irina Shayk hates the obsession with size zero, and admits her womanly assets prevent her from fitting into a sample size outfit.The Russian model is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry, and has walked the runway for names including Versac…

Irina Shayk hates the obsession with size zero, and admits her womanly assets prevent her from fitting into a sample size outfit.

The Russian model is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry, and has walked the runway for names including Versace, Victoria’s Secret, and Max Mara.

But when it comes to her enviable physique, Irina acknowledges she’s nowhere near a size zero (U.K. size 4) – and wouldn’t want to be.

“I don’t believe in diets. I’m lucky with my genes. I never had a problem getting too skinny or too big,” she told Britain’s Glamour magazine. “I never fit size zero and when people try to squeeze me into sample size, I have said, ‘I’m sorry guys, I have my assets – like, I cannot be in this!’ I think that the designers who I work with really celebrate and appreciate a woman’s body. I have a curvy body and people want to use me in their shows, and for their brands, knowing I’m not a skinny girl.”

Despite her strong views, Irina, who shares daughter Lea with partner Bradley Cooper, revealed she’s previously been ordered to lose weight by modelling agencies. But she refused, and is proud to have done so.

“I just stick to myself, my personality and my decisions – I’m a human being as well as a model,” the 33-year-old smiled. “I love to eat, I love to enjoy my life and when I’m off duty, I’m not wearing high heels or make-up and trying to fit into a size zero dress. I’m just (a) regular person. I think it’s really important to carry that through your work and personal life. You have to think about who YOU really are and what you want.”

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Spike Lee turned down Bradley Cooper for film role

Spike Lee had an awkward encounter with Bradley Cooper at the Oscars Nominee Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Monday (04Feb19) after the actor-turned-filmmaker recalled a failed audition. Bradley reminded the BlacKkKlansman director of a previous meeting,…

Spike Lee had an awkward encounter with Bradley Cooper at the Oscars Nominee Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Monday (04Feb19) after the actor-turned-filmmaker recalled a failed audition.

Bradley reminded the BlacKkKlansman director of a previous meeting, when he was up for a role in one of the moviemaker’s films, during a filmmakers’ panel chat at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles over the weekend, and on Monday the two stars met up to discuss the try out.

“He says it happened and I believe him but he doesn’t know what film it was,” Lee said. “He wasn’t Bradley Cooper then, but you know what? It worked out for him. He’s doing alright. My brother Bradley Cooper, he’ll be alright.”

Spike revealed the audition took place “about 10 years ago” and insisted that Bradley wouldn’t have to try out for him these days.

“He ain’t auditioning no more, nor should he,” the director laughed. “You have to offer him the script and the role.

“He and I are cool and I would love to work with him one day.”

During the event at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles, Cooper said, “You get a chance to read for Spike Lee, I mean you’re never going to forget that.

“He was so kind. I still remember, you sat down for a minute, you said, ‘Hello, how are you?’ You asked me about Philly. And then I did the thing (audition). You said, ‘Thank you’. You got me out quick!”

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Alfonso Cuaron is the toast of the Directors Guild of America Awards

Moviemaker Alfonso Cuaron is one step closer to Oscars glory after Roma was named best feature film at the 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards. The drama, which pays homage to his childhood in Mexico, helped him beat out Bradley Cooper (A Star Is B…

Moviemaker Alfonso Cuaron is one step closer to Oscars glory after Roma was named best feature film at the 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards.

The drama, which pays homage to his childhood in Mexico, helped him beat out Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Adam McKay (Vice), and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) to land Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday (02Feb19).

Cuaron was presented with the accolade by 2018’s winner, The Shape of Water’s Guillermo del Toro, and during his acceptance speech, the 57 year old heaped praise on his leading ladies.

“Roma simply doesn’t exist without the generosity of spirit and effortless grace of Yalitza (Aparicio) and Marina (De Tavira),” he said. “They somehow, with the rest of my beautiful cast, managed to bring to life this film from my memory.”

It’s Cuaron’s second such honour, having previously taken home the same prize for Gravity in 2014, when he went on to also win Best Director at the Academy Awards, just like del Toro did last year (18).

It was also a good night for Eighth Grade’s Bo Burnham, who triumphed over Cooper, Matthew Heineman (A Private War), Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting), and Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You) to claim the title for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director.

Stunned by his win, Burnham confessed he hadn’t prepared a speech, telling the crowd, “I really didn’t think this was mathematically possible, so please forgive my lack of preparation.”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary was awarded to Tim Wardle for Three Identical Strangers, about triplets separated at birth as part of an undisclosed scientific study, with the boys only discovering they had siblings when they were 19.

In the TV categories, there were a string of other first-time winners. Ben Stiller earned the trophy for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries for Escape at Dannemora, funnyman Bill Hader picked up Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for the Chapter One: Make Your Mark episode of his hit show Barry, and Adam McKay picked up the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series honour for the Celebration episode of Succession.

Meanwhile, Spike Jonze was feted for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for the Apple HomePod: Welcome Home ad, and industry veteran Don Mischer received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction.

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Irina Shayk eats cake during lingerie photoshoots

Irina Shayk isn’t afraid to eat her favourite cake while shooting lingerie campaigns.The Russian supermodel rose to fame in 2007 when she was tapped as the face of underwear brand Intimissimi and has since gone on to model for Victoria’s Secret, Givenc…

Irina Shayk isn’t afraid to eat her favourite cake while shooting lingerie campaigns.

The Russian supermodel rose to fame in 2007 when she was tapped as the face of underwear brand Intimissimi and has since gone on to model for Victoria’s Secret, Givenchy, Versace, and Guess, among many other big name brands.

Irina recently shot new marketing imagery for Intimissimi, and over the course of the day, explained to a reporter at W magazine that she had been snacking on her beloved Russian cake to keep her “energy up”.

“(I eat) a good amount of cake. I’m trying to stay away from coffee because I think it makes you so dry, especially in the winter. When I wake up, I have a hot glass of water and with lemon, and one cup of coffee and definitely some cake,” she said, adding that she doesn’t actually do much baking herself. “I’m a really bad cook. I just eat cakes.”

In spite of indulging in sweets, Irina went on to share that she hasn’t been hitting the gym much lately.

The brunette beauty, who shares 22-month-old daughter Lea de Seine with her actor partner Bradley Cooper, instead prefers to go to Russian saunas.

“Well, I’m Russian, so I do a Russian sauna at least once or twice a week. It’s different because you get hit by a hot broom, and it opens your pores and cleans your skin. Then you jump in a cold plunge and the difference in temperature makes your skin tighter. It’s a Russian ritual that I’ve been doing since I was a kid. And I don’t believe in facials. I really don’t. I don’t believe in going somewhere and pay someone $300 to rub cream on your face!” the 33-year-old smiled.

Elsewhere in the chat, Irina noted that family is the “most important thing” to her. But she is adamant that her personal style hasn’t changed at all since she became a mother.

“No. Not at all. Sometimes (people) will be like, ‘Oh, she’s a mom and she’s wearing this?’ I’m like, ‘Give me a break, girl,'” she sighed. “Just because you are a mom and you have a baby doesn’t mean you have to change and dress different.”

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