Slick Woods thanks friend for saving her life during medical ordeal

Slick Woods has credited her friend for saving her life during an “unexpected” seizure.The model, real name Simone Thompson, announced on social media in November that she was battling a type of skin cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. Slick has be…

Slick Woods has credited her friend for saving her life during an “unexpected” seizure.

The model, real name Simone Thompson, announced on social media in November that she was battling a type of skin cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.

Slick has been regularly sharing updates with her fans, and on Wednesday, took to Instagram to post a video of her smiling and laughing in her hospital bed after recently suffering a scary medical ordeal.

“Now that I’m feeling a million times better and walking again thanks @cheyalli (Chey Allegra) for saving my life during an unexpected seizure in the middle of the night, man there’s so many people going through way worse #staygoofy,” she captioned the clip.

It’s not known if Slick had suffered seizures before, or if the event is related to her treatments.

But a number of the Fenty Beauty star’s celebrity pals were quick to comment on the post, including Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Janelle Monae, and Karrueche Tran.

“Thank god, quick recovery! We love you @slickwoods,” wrote Adut Akech, while Jasmine Sanders posted, “Praying for you baby!!”

And singer-songwriter Miguel added: “Sending love and lightning.”

Last month, Slick shared a string of videos on her Instagram Stories showing her joking around with friends while at The London in New York City and noted that she was able to enjoy a night out when she was provided with a wheelchair by staff at the hotel.

“Legs numb left hand still numb I hate bulls**t and The London gave me a wheelchair,” the 23-year-old stated.

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Gabrielle Union determined to get plus-size clothing right in new holiday collection

Gabrielle Union was determined to “get it right” when it came to designing plus-size clothing for her new holiday collection with New York & Company. The Bring It On actress has been collaborating with the American womenswear retailer on clothing coll…

Gabrielle Union was determined to “get it right” when it came to designing plus-size clothing for her new holiday collection with New York & Company.

The Bring It On actress has been collaborating with the American womenswear retailer on clothing collections since 2017, and recently launched a holiday line which features 51-pieces including metallic dresses, party-ready jumpsuits, satin sets, and leather staple pieces.

Gabrielle was intent on making the collection inclusive but didn’t just want to simply extend the size range – she was determined to create clothes that fit plus-sized consumers well.

“If it doesn’t fit right, it ain’t right. That’s what it all came down to,” she told People.com. “When you’re not doing it right, you’re ignoring 67 per cent of Americans who are plus-sized.”

She explained that she would have “failed miserably” if she didn’t make the clothes trendy and flattering for all sizes, with her adding, “I don’t want to fail at anything… I have to get it right.”

The 47-year-old made sure she hired a team that could execute plus-size designs and address the “blind spots” with her line.

“This is where you lead humbly… It’s easy to lead with your numbers and your success but a better business move is to centre where you are weakest,” the star said. “Centre your blind spots. But if you don’t have the right people on your team, you’re not going to ever know what those blind spots are.”

Her holiday collection, which ranges in price from $55 (£42) to $200 (£152) and in sizes from XS to XXL, launched earlier this week.

In addition, she has also unveiled a 13-piece collection of holiday dresses with the brand’s plus-size division, Fashion to Figure.

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Gabrielle Union ‘unapologetic’ over America’s Got Talent hairstyles

Gabrielle Union has proudly showcased her America’s Got Talent looks on Instagram following reports claiming she was criticised for appearing “too black” on the show.The Bring It On actress served as a judge for the TV talent contest’s latest season, b…

Gabrielle Union has proudly showcased her America’s Got Talent looks on Instagram following reports claiming she was criticised for appearing “too black” on the show.

The Bring It On actress served as a judge for the TV talent contest’s latest season, but was axed last month amid reports she raised a number of race and gender-related issues to network bosses at NBC.

In a report published by Variety in late November, multiple sources said Gabrielle was told “over half a dozen times” that her rotating hairstyles were “too black” for the show’s audience, and while she hasn’t addressed that detail explicitly, the 47-year-old celebrated her ever-changing hair throughout the series by posting a video slideshow of her looks on Instagram set to Beyonce’s song Flawless on Thursday.

“Unapologetically me,” she wrote in the caption. “Be comfortable and confident with your whole a*s self. It might give others the fluuuxxx but never stop being you. You can shine on your own terms. And if you got something to say (shrug emoji). I don’t take notes rooted in anti-blackness. I love me as i am (sic).”

Gabrielle’s longtime hairstylist Larry Sims previously posted the video to celebrate her hairstyles, which ranged from high ponytails and sleek bobs to intricate updos, in response to the Variety report.

“G A B R I E L L E Too Black? Nah… She’s FLAWLESS!!! @gabunion,” he wrote in the caption, and in the comments, the star wrote, “I (heart) you.”

Multiple reports suggest she had issues with the way she was asked to dress for the programme, while also complaining about a racially-insensitive joke guest judge Jay Leno made backstage. She also reportedly protested when a white contestant darkened his face to look more like Beyonce for an audition skit. The allegations are currently under investigation.

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Cindy Crawford shares epic celebrity photo from 2003

Cindy Crawford has shared an epic celebrity throwback photo on social media, with the snap featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union.The supermodel posted the star-studded image on Instagram in honour of the popular hashtag #WCW, whic…

Cindy Crawford has shared an epic celebrity throwback photo on social media, with the snap featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union.

The supermodel posted the star-studded image on Instagram in honour of the popular hashtag #WCW, which stands for Woman Crush Wednesday.

Actresses Aniston, Union, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Deidre Hall, Allison Janney, Fran Drescher, models Amber Valletta, Rachel Hunter, and TV host Nancy O’Dell all feature in the picture taken in 2003.

And eagle-eyed fans even spotted the late Carrie Fisher and her daughter Billie Lourd in the 16-person photo, which fans of Cindy said was the best celebrity group photo since Ellen DeGeneres’s record-breaking Oscars selfie in 2014.

“That’s a lot of girl power in one photo. #WCW,” the 53-year-old model wrote in the caption.

While followers speculated about the exact event the women were at – with one even suggesting it was Hunter’s wedding to Rod Stewart in 1990 as the model is wearing a white strapless dress – it was, in fact, a charity fashion show which raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, according to editors at People.com.

The women walked the catwalk as attendees placed bids on luxury items including five-star trips to Paris, Greece, and New York.

“OMGGGGGG!! That felt like 5 min ago!!!” Union commented on the snap, while So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley wrote: “Good lord! Now that’s a gang!”

Since the photo was taken, beloved Star Wars icon Fisher has passed away. She died following a stroke in December 2016.

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Kirsten Dunst open to Bring It On movie sequel

Kirsten Dunst is open to dusting off her cheerleader uniform for another Bring It On film.The actress recently reunited with Gabrielle Union, her co-star in the popular 2000 movie about a team preparing for cheerleading championships, for a Rodarte fas…

Kirsten Dunst is open to dusting off her cheerleader uniform for another Bring It On film.

The actress recently reunited with Gabrielle Union, her co-star in the popular 2000 movie about a team preparing for cheerleading championships, for a Rodarte fashion campaign.

Accordingly, the photoshoot prompted fans to dream up a big screen get-together, and now, Dunst has shared that she would be interested in reprising her role as Torrance Shipman.

“If they wanted to make another movie, I would make another movie,” the 37-year-old said during a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “Why not? It’d be so fun!

“We made that movie for no money, zero money. It was a Universal movie, but like one of those that they were like, ‘Go and do what you want’, like this little, whatever, cheerleading movie.”

Dunst went on to explain that she loves it when her projects exceed expectations.

“Opening weekend, we were all so surprised,” the star insisted. “It was huge. That’s always the best – when you don’t expect anything and then it became so huge.”

Several direct-to-video Bring It On sequels were made in the mid-2000s, but none featured the members of the original cast.

And in a recent chat with Sirius XM’s In-Depth With Larry Flick, Dunst revealed that Bring It On tends to be the film fans recognise her from, despite having starred in critically acclaimed movies like Marie Antoinette and The Beguiled, as well as in the second season of TV series Fargo.

“I’ve never been nominated for anything. Maybe like, twice for a Golden Globe when I was little and one for Fargo. I always feel like nobody – I don’t know, maybe they just think I’m the girl from Bring It On,” she commented.

Dunst is currently promoting her new TV show, On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

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January Jones and Kiernan Shipka reunite for Rodarte lookbook

Mad Men co-stars January Jones and Kiernan Shipka have reunited for Rodarte’s new lookbook.The actresses, who played mother-daughter duo Betty and Sally Draper on the hit TV series, which ran from 2007 until 2015, have been tapped by designers Kate and…

Mad Men co-stars January Jones and Kiernan Shipka have reunited for Rodarte’s new lookbook.

The actresses, who played mother-daughter duo Betty and Sally Draper on the hit TV series, which ran from 2007 until 2015, have been tapped by designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy to appear in the spring/summer 2020 campaign for their fashion label.

Posing in front of a painted landscape background, one portrait shows January and Kiernan standing side-by-side while sporting strapless silk floral gowns and with white pearls dotted throughout their hair, while another sees them posing in dramatic ballgowns.

Taking to Instagram to upload the images, January wrote alongside one of the snaps, “Casual family portraits are so back in.”

And the photographs caught the attention of the pair’s former Mad Men co-stars, with Christina Hendricks, who played Joan Holloway, noting, “When was this?!! So dreeeeeeemy (sic),” and Alison Brie, who portrayed Trudy Campbell, posting, “HOLY. S**T.”

However, January and Kiernan aren’t the only celebrities to appear in Rodarte’s latest imagery, with actresses Kirsten Dunst, Margaret Qualley, Gabrielle Union, Lili Reinhart, Helena Howard, Rowan Blanchard, and Yalitza Aparicio, as well as Haim musicians Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, rapper Kilo Kish, and singer-songwriter King Princess also featuring.

The photoshoot was helmed by photographer Daria Kobayashi Ritch and styled by Shirley Kurata and Ashley Furnival. Regarding the decision to unveil portraits rather than a runway presentation, Laura told Vogue that they wanted to merge their interests in fashion and art.

“As we’ve become more confident and comfortable in our design voice and really seeing what our personality is within the design world, it’s been really nice to think artistically about creating a world behind each collection,” she shared.

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Gabrielle Union jokes baby daughter has better style than her

Gabrielle Union has insisted her daughter Kaavia James has better style than she does.The Being Mary Jane actress and her basketball player husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their firstborn via surrogate in November last year, and since then, Gabrielle has …

Gabrielle Union has insisted her daughter Kaavia James has better style than she does.

The Being Mary Jane actress and her basketball player husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their firstborn via surrogate in November last year, and since then, Gabrielle has documented her tot’s day-to-day life on social media.

However, in a new interview with People, she noted that her style confidence has taken a knock since Kaavia James made her arrival.

“Dwyane and I thought we knew how to serve a look until Kaavia James came through to show us how it’s done,” Gabrielle laughed. “Mama is just trying to keep up!”

Earlier this year, the America’s Got Talent judge launched a special baby collection named after her daughter with New York & Company, and also created easy-to-wear pieces so she could twin with the nine-month-old.

Now, she’s focusing on her chic I’m Perfect capsule collection with the U.S. label, and invited women she’s inspired by – including basketball player Candace Parker, actress Dania Ramirez, model Isis King and dancer Nia Sioux – to appear in the accompanying campaign.

And the star is so excited about her previous collaborations with New York & Company, she’s keeping a few garments to show her daughter when she’s older.

“I can’t wait to show her the pieces from her own Kaavi James collection which were inspired by her,” the 46-year-old shared. “Kaavia has a very distinct personality and she’s very active, so often what I think looks great isn’t practical for her. While I love twinning with her, I cannot wait to encourage her to express her individuality.”

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Gabrielle Union jokes baby daughter has better style than her

Gabrielle Union has insisted her daughter Kaavia James has better style than she does.The Being Mary Jane actress and her basketball player husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their firstborn via surrogate in November last year, and since then, Gabrielle has …

Gabrielle Union has insisted her daughter Kaavia James has better style than she does.

The Being Mary Jane actress and her basketball player husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their firstborn via surrogate in November last year, and since then, Gabrielle has documented her tot’s day-to-day life on social media.

However, in a new interview with People, she noted that her style confidence has taken a knock since Kaavia James made her arrival.

“Dwyane and I thought we knew how to serve a look until Kaavia James came through to show us how it’s done,” Gabrielle laughed. “Mama is just trying to keep up!”

Earlier this year, the America’s Got Talent judge launched a special baby collection named after her daughter with New York & Company, and also created easy-to-wear pieces so she could twin with the nine-month-old.

Now, she’s focusing on her chic I’m Perfect capsule collection with the U.S. label, and invited women she’s inspired by – including basketball player Candace Parker, actress Dania Ramirez, model Isis King and dancer Nia Sioux – to appear in the accompanying campaign.

And the star is so excited about her previous collaborations with New York & Company, she’s keeping a few garments to show her daughter when she’s older.

“I can’t wait to show her the pieces from her own Kaavi James collection which were inspired by her,” the 46-year-old shared. “Kaavia has a very distinct personality and she’s very active, so often what I think looks great isn’t practical for her. While I love twinning with her, I cannot wait to encourage her to express her individuality.”

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Jessica Alba puts together mood boards for press tour looks

Jessica Alba puts together detailed mood boards for each of her press tour looks.The actress/entrepreneur always pulls out all of the stops when stepping out on the red carpet, and has most recently been appearing on the circuit to promote her TV show …

Jessica Alba puts together detailed mood boards for each of her press tour looks.

The actress/entrepreneur always pulls out all of the stops when stepping out on the red carpet, and has most recently been appearing on the circuit to promote her TV show L.A.’s Finest, in which she stars opposite Gabrielle Union.

Even though doing interviews and press conferences can mean very long days, Jessica has now shared that she puts a lot of effort into her outfits for such events.

“Frankly, doing the 14, 16, and 18 hours days and the 12 hours of press is not very glamorous, but when I go on press tours, for me, it’s a time to dress up and (experience) the fantasy, glamorous side of entertainment,” she told Elle.com. “I’ll put together a Pinterest board of movie stars who inspire me. I’ll put together muses and fashions of that time and then hair and make-up and then I’ll collaborate with the make-up artists and the hairdresser to bring it to life.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Jessica reflected on some of her looks for big events, and noted that she did her own styling and make-up during the early days of her career.

The mother-of-three pinpointed a lack of eyebrow pencil and the use of lime green eyeshadow in the late 1990s and early 2000s as key errors, while she explained that her Marilyn Monroe-inspired bright blonde makeover in the mid-2000s was due to hair damage.

“I could have done better! You know what happened is my hair was so blonde, and it was so broken that I cut it all off to start all over. I should’ve just had my tape-ins. I felt like with the blonde it looked better long than short on me-especially with that baby face,” the 38-year-old smiled.

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Gabrielle Union’s baby clothing line inspired by her daughter

Gabrielle Union’s new baby fashion line is inspired by her five-month-old daughter Kaavia.The She’s All That star will release the Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union capsule collection exclusively through New York & Company on Monday (06May19). Speaking to…

Gabrielle Union’s new baby fashion line is inspired by her five-month-old daughter Kaavia.

The She’s All That star will release the Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union capsule collection exclusively through New York & Company on Monday (06May19).

Speaking to WWD, the actress explained that the latest project felt like a “natural progression” and a reflection of where she is in her life right now.

“My collection is inspired by my daughter, Kaavia,” she confessed. “I wanted to create a baby collection because it was a natural progression where I am in my life now, and it has always been important to me to make sure that the collections that I design reflect a part of me and are true to what I think many women can relate to.”

The line features fleecy pants and coveralls, cotton-printed dresses, T-shirts and onesies available in sizes ranging between 0 to 24 months. There is also a sweater set that features Kaavi’s dog, Tre.

The 46-year-old went on to reflect on the similarities between the new line and her existing womenswear range, and shared that both projects were created to offer clothes that are stylish, affordable and accessible to everyone.

“My women’s wear clothing objective has always been to empower women and now I’m thinking about those exact same women with babies that are doing it all and want to dress their children in affordable, comfortable clothes,” the America’s Got Talent judge stated. “I wanted to create pieces that are all-inclusive – that both girls and boys could wear – and that were fun.”

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