Bella Hadid shames New York police officers for not wearing face masks

Bella Hadid has publicly called out cops in New York for failing to wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Residents in New York State are required to wear a face covering outside if they are unable to maintain at least six feet of distance…

Bella Hadid has publicly called out cops in New York for failing to wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents in New York State are required to wear a face covering outside if they are unable to maintain at least six feet of distance from others, and so Bella took issue with members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) who were failing to comply with the rules when she went for a late-night walk in Manhattan earlier this week.

She took to her Instagram Stories on Wednesday to call out the cops by sharing a picture of her posing in the middle of the road while wearing a black mask, which covers her nose and mouth, a black ruched crop top and jacket, black pants, and a crossbody bag.

In the background of the first picture, three police officers can be seen standing together, not social distancing or wearing face coverings. Bella, who has her arms crossed, added the caption, “U guys look goofy” with arrows pointing to the trio. At the top of the photo, she wrote in bold capital letters, “Wear a mask”.

In the second shot, five cops can be seen congregating at the bottom of some steps, again with no face coverings or distancing. In the foreground, Bella appears to be holding out her middle finger to them.

“Hey @nypd masks are for all of our safety, not just urs…,” the model added.

The 23-year-old appears to be back in the Big Apple after spending the coronavirus lockdown at a farm in Pennsylvania with her mother Yolanda, sister Gigi, Gigi’s boyfriend Zayn Malik, and a couple of friends.

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Bradley Cooper circling Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age drama

Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming drama.The eight-time Oscar nominee is reportedly circling the untitled coming-of-age movie, which is set in the 1970s, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter. While plot deta…

Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming drama.

The eight-time Oscar nominee is reportedly circling the untitled coming-of-age movie, which is set in the 1970s, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, the drama will focus on multiple storylines revolving around a high school student – who is also a successful child actor – in the San Fernando Valley, California.

It’s unclear what role Cooper will play in the movie, which was recently acquired by MGM, and no other cast members have been announced.

San Fernando Valley has served as the location for several of Anderson’s previous movies, including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love.

The filmmaker will also write and produce the coming-of-age project.

Production was originally due to begin earlier this year, but that was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Filming will now begin later this autumn in Los Angeles, but could be postponed again if the Covid-19 outbreak is still raging.

Anderson’s drama was originally at Focus Features, but recently jumped ship to MGM, according to the outlet.

Cooper, who won critical acclaim for his directorial debut A Star is Born in 2018, is also set to resume filming Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, and will direct and star as composer Leonard Bernstein in an untitled biopic for Netflix.

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Coco Rocha: ‘Going back to professional photoshoots will be a little terrifying’

Coco Rocha predicts that going back to work with the new Covid-19 safety guidelines will be “a little terrifying” for models.During the coronavirus lockdown, models have been taking charge of their own photoshoots, either shooting images themselves or …

Coco Rocha predicts that going back to work with the new Covid-19 safety guidelines will be “a little terrifying” for models.

During the coronavirus lockdown, models have been taking charge of their own photoshoots, either shooting images themselves or recruiting a friend, or posing outside for a professional photographer and without a proper crew, to keep in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

Rocha, who recently announced she was expecting her third child, predicts that going back to professional sets filled with a full crew will be tough on models as they will be more exposed than other members of the team.

“The scariest thing for models when we go back to work, is trusting that everyone on set is taking the proper safety measures. Everyone’s going to wear masks, everyone will wear protection, except the model,” she told People. “And the model must take off all her protections in hopes that the make-up artist is using clean brushes and the hairdresser is making the right decisions.

“So that to me, that has been a little terrifying to think now I have to trust everyone has been doing the right thing in this room and I’m going to have to hope that they have been. That is the scary next step for most models.”

As for the pandemic’s effect on the fashion industry as a whole, the Canadian model hopes leaders have been using the downtime to reflect on their business.

“I think Covid has kind of made everyone in all industries just stop and reflect and think about what was necessary and are we necessary and how can we rebrand and rethink as individuals, but also as companies,” she said.

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Dave Franco had hoped to tour film festivals with The Rental

Dave Franco had hoped to tour film festivals with his feature directorial debut The Rental before the Covid-19 pandemic ruined his plan.The Rental stars Franco’s wife Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Sheila Vand and Jeremy Allen White as two couples who ren…

Dave Franco had hoped to tour film festivals with his feature directorial debut The Rental before the Covid-19 pandemic ruined his plan.

The Rental stars Franco’s wife Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Sheila Vand and Jeremy Allen White as two couples who rent an oceanside Airbnb and discover the getaway’s host might be spying on them.

The Now You See Me actor had intended to submit the low-budget indie horror to a string of festivals to help generate buzz but the pandemic ruined the timing of the post-production process and led to many festivals being cancelled this year.

“With the timing of the edit and the pandemic happening, we actually never had the opportunity to even submit to any festivals,” Franco told IndieWire. “At first, I was a little disheartened by that because I had this idea in my head of doing a festival run and travelling all over the country with my wife. But actually we’re going to be playing in more theatres than we originally had planned.”

Although he didn’t get the festival premiere he’d hoped for, there has been a silver lining, as his movie isn’t competing against blockbusters, which have been postponed due the pandemic, so more people are likely to see it.

“Indie films are getting a little bit more of a spotlight, partially because we are not competing with these giant summer blockbusters, but also because people need new content,” he explained. “I look at recent indie films film like Palm Springs and Relic, and it feels like everyone’s talking about them. It’s nice that these really well-executed indie movies are getting the attention they deserve.”

Franco co-wrote the movie with indie favourite Joe Swanberg and was initially going to star instead of direct, but when he signed on to helm the feature, he decided against casting himself in it.

“When I did decide to direct it, I made a major choice to just focus on my responsibility behind the camera,” he explained.

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Luke Evans: ‘Beauty and the Beast role inspired me to release album’

Luke Evans was inspired to record his first album after debuting his vocal talents in Beauty and the Beast.The Welsh actor starred as the villainous Gaston in Disney’s live-action movie back in 2017, and audiences heard his singing voice for the first …

Luke Evans was inspired to record his first album after debuting his vocal talents in Beauty and the Beast.

The Welsh actor starred as the villainous Gaston in Disney’s live-action movie back in 2017, and audiences heard his singing voice for the first time as he crooned his character’s eponymous classic song.

And he told WWD that after his popularity exploded following the release of the flick, he decided to showcase his musical side with his debut album, At Last, which was released last year.

“Over the years, my fan base has built up. My international profile has risen,” Luke explained. “And because there’s been a couple of times I’ve sung on my social media, or when I did Beauty and the Beast, of course, people got to hear my voice.

“And that started the seeds germinating: when on such a huge international platform, so many people heard it.”

He’s now set up a recording studio at his London home, and while his planned tour was scrapped due to the Covid-19 outbreak, he’s determined to carve out a musical career and follow his passion.

“When I sing I feel… well, myself. I’m singing like myself. I’m being myself,” he mused. “Acting is something I’ve loved for a very long time. But it’s different with acting, because you’re playing a role, you’re playing a different person, so you’re often not being yourself… But singing for me is a very pure, honest manifestation of what I love to do.”

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Rob Lowe blames ice cream addiction for gaining extra lockdown pounds

Rob Lowe has blamed his love of ice cream as the reason he’s gained weight during lockdown.The actor said he turned to devouring the sweet treat while self-isolating at home with his family as the Covid-19 pandemic raged across the U.S., and now he’s d…

Rob Lowe has blamed his love of ice cream as the reason he’s gained weight during lockdown.

The actor said he turned to devouring the sweet treat while self-isolating at home with his family as the Covid-19 pandemic raged across the U.S., and now he’s due to resume filming on his TV show 9-1-1: Lone Star, he has to get back in shape.

“Like everybody, I think I let my guard down and probably had one too many run-ins with ice cream,” the 56-year-old joked to USA Today. “I think a lot of people are on the same boat where we’ve been eating comfort food. There’s a reason we call it comfort food.”

The star currently serves as a spokesperson for high-protein/low-carb diet firm Atkins, and said that bosses there are trying to keep him on the straight and narrow with some healthier goodies.

“I get all the milkshakes and new bars and am trying to do that for dessert instead of ice cream,” Rob explained. “I feel like, you know, I’m getting ready to come back to shoot the new 9-1-1 Lone Star, so I’ve gotta get myself together.

“I go to my low-carb, high-protein way of eating, and it feels good to get into a certain fighting shape.”

The actor previously revealed he had succumbed to the Covid-19 lockdown weight gain, and he told Extra that ice cream was “winning” in his household.

“I’ve been losing the ice cream battle at night in Covid. Ice cream is undefeated in my house… I’ve gotta get back at it,” he quipped.

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Bella Hadid auctioning off homemade clothes for charity

Bella Hadid is auctioning off her own personalised clothes for charity.The model took to Instagram to announce that she will be selling customised pieces from her Chrome Hearts collaboration to raise money for organisations including Know Your Rights C…

Bella Hadid is auctioning off her own personalised clothes for charity.

The model took to Instagram to announce that she will be selling customised pieces from her Chrome Hearts collaboration to raise money for organisations including Know Your Rights Camp and Feeding America.

“I can’t wait to tell you about a project I started at the beginning of quarantine… I’ll be auctioning a whole bunch of limited edition @chromeheartsxbella pieces made by me @ home during my time alone,” she explained, referencing her self-isolation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Previous Chrome Hearts x Bella collections, which began in 2017, have included sunglasses and T-shirts, as well as bags.

Bella said 100 per cent of proceeds from the auction will be going to the charitable organisations, which she hoped would “further the liberation of Black people worldwide.”

“Making these pieces meant and means so much to me and I’m grateful to @laurielynnstark @richardstarkchromehearts and @mattyboy90 for allowing me to send the profits to where they are most needed,” Bella continued. “So i hope you enjoy & love it all as much I enjoyed making it for you. can’t wait to show you.”

While the 23-year-old didn’t confirm what pieces would be, she shared a series of snaps which included a pair of customised fuzzy dice, and an embroidered bathrobe.

“Proud of you my love,” her mother Yolanda Hadid commented, while designer Marc Jacobs wrote: “Beautiful Bella.”

Know Your Rights Camp was founded by American football player Colin Kaepernick, who has tirelessly campaigned for racial equality, while Feeding America works to supply food banks across the country for those in need.

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Tamara Ralph: ‘I can’t wait to ditch my loungewear’

Ralph & Russo are “counting down the days” until the world can ditch tracksuits and get back to normality.Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, the duo behind the fashion house, designed their latest collection in quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic….

Ralph & Russo are “counting down the days” until the world can ditch tracksuits and get back to normality.

Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, the duo behind the fashion house, designed their latest collection in quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tamara can’t wait to swap her casual loungewear look for something more glamorous once lockdown eases but accepts it could take time.

“I designed this collection with a view into the hopefully not too distant future where things return to some kind of new normal,” she said in an interview with Vogue Australia. “Our clients are looking forward to dressing up again…

“I think we’re all just counting down the days – myself included – until we can wear something other than jeans and tracksuits. Our collection is not limited to special occasions or eveningwear; there are plenty of pieces suitable for travelling, for business (even if remotely – or from the top half up for Zoom calls!) and so on.”

Tamara went on to reveal her favourite outfit from the latest collection is look 50, which she describes as a “large, vibrant” fuchsia pink ballgown.

The designer found the process of creating the dress “uplifting” and “joyful” during so many months of uncertainty surrounding the global health crisis.

Ralph & Russo also confirmed bridal collections are a “major focus” at the moment, and the designers are hoping lockdown measures ease soon so weddings can resume as usual.

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Dave Franco and Alison Brie wrote romantic comedy during lockdown

Dave Franco and wife Alison Brie wrote a new romantic comedy together during the coronavirus lockdown.The Now You See Me actor and GLOW star decided to reinvigorate the genre and wanted to see if they could recreate the magic of iconic movies such as W…

Dave Franco and wife Alison Brie wrote a new romantic comedy together during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Now You See Me actor and GLOW star decided to reinvigorate the genre and wanted to see if they could recreate the magic of iconic movies such as When Harry Met Sally… or Pretty Woman.

“It’s a genre that we both love, but when we looked at the landscape of rom-coms over the past decade, it feels like the bar is set really low,” Dave told Variety. “There’s a trend where rom-coms have an overly bright aesthetic and the concepts are really silly and the acting isn’t grounded.

“We looked back on classics like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Pretty Woman… When you look at those films, you remember how grounded they are and how great the acting is.”

And if their romantic comedy makes it to the big screen, Dave would love to direct Alison again, after making his directorial debut with The Rental, in which the actress stars alongside Dan Stevens and Sheila Vand.

“As a first-time director, there were moments where I would get in my head and start to doubt myself. It was invaluable to have her there to build me up when I needed to be, and to remind me that we were doing good work,” the 35-year-old said of the experience.

Dave and Alison have been married since 2017. They have also acted alongside each other in The Little Hours and The Disaster Artist.

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Universal denies halting production on Jurassic World: Dominion over positive Covid-19 tests

A Universal Pictures representative has denied halting production on Jurassic World: Dominion due to crewmembers testing positive for Covid-19. The third instalment in the Jurassic World franchise became the first movie to resume filming in the U.K. f…

A Universal Pictures representative has denied halting production on Jurassic World: Dominion due to crewmembers testing positive for Covid-19.

The third instalment in the Jurassic World franchise became the first movie to resume filming in the U.K. following the coronavirus lockdown when the cast and crew went back to set at Pinewood Studios outside of London at the start of last week.

However, it was reported by Britain’s The Sun newspaper on Friday that production had already been forced to shut down due to positive Covid-19 tests among the crew.

A representative for Universal, the studio behind the movie, denied the report in a statement to Variety.

“Any reports indicating that Jurassic World: Dominion has halted production are categorically untrue,” said the spokesperson. “The production is in its fifth day of shooting today, and we’re thrilled to be back in front of the camera on this incredible project.”

The movie, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, alongside original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, was four weeks into its 20-week production when filming first shut down in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Variety reported that Universal would be implementing new safety procedures to keep the Pinewood Studios set free from Covid-19, with a $5 million (£4 million) testing operation in place.

However, despite the fact that the British government has waived quarantine restrictions for those working on major Hollywood productions in the country in a bid to let shoots get underway as quickly as possible, 72-year-old star Neill has decided to spend 14 days in quarantine following his arrival from New Zealand, with him telling The Guardian, “I feel it’s incumbent upon me to do so. It’s only fair.”

The movie is set to hit cinemas in June 2021.

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