Billy Porter and Cardi B dominate Google’s 2019 red carpet searches

Billy Porter and Cardi B have dominated Google’s list of red carpet searches for 2019.Analysts at the search engine have released their annual Year in Search report, with the Pose star nabbing the top spot. In recent years, the actor has built up a rep…

Billy Porter and Cardi B have dominated Google’s list of red carpet searches for 2019.

Analysts at the search engine have released their annual Year in Search report, with the Pose star nabbing the top spot.

In recent years, the actor has built up a reputation for his extravagant ensembles, with notable outfits including the Christian Siriano tuxedo ballgown he wore to the Academy Awards in February and the Cleopatra-inspired sequinned jumpsuit with 10-foot wings he debuted at the Met Gala in May.

Cardi landed in second place, with the Bodak Yellow rapper having made some serious sartorial choices in the past 12 months, such as the vintage Mugler ensemble she donned for the Grammy Awards and the oxblood red gown by Thom Browne that she chose for the Met Gala.

Boundary-pushing fashionista Lady Gaga took the third sport, which is perhaps unsurprising considering the interest she garnered online when she sported four different Brandon Maxwell outfits to the Met Gala, as well as a stunning strapless black Alexander McQueen ballgown to the Oscars, where she was nominated for her performance in A Star Is Born.

Interestingly, Gaga was followed on the list by “Amy Schumer husband”. The comedy star’s husband Chris Fischer attended several red carpet events with her this year, while Jenny McCarthy took fifth place and K-pop sensation BTS ranked sixth. Caitlyn Jenner, Richard Madden, Brie Larson, and “Brienne of Tarth” – also known as Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie – rounded out the top 10.

Among the Fashion Style searches for 2019 were topics such as “camp style”, “Egirl style”, “Eboy style”, and “Steampunk style”, while biker shorts, white jeans, and leather trousers were also top search terms.

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The Personal History of David Copperfield to open London Film Festival

Armando Iannucci’s latest movie The Personal History of David Copperfield will open the 2019 London Film Festival. The Death of Stalin director’s comedic take on Charles Dickens’s classic novel David Copperfield will kick off the 63rd edition of the a…

Armando Iannucci’s latest movie The Personal History of David Copperfield will open the 2019 London Film Festival.

The Death of Stalin director’s comedic take on Charles Dickens’s classic novel David Copperfield will kick off the 63rd edition of the annual film extravaganza with a premiere at the Odeon Luxe cinema in London’s Leicester Square on 2 October.

The film stars Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel in the lead role, with support from an all-star British cast which includes Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, and Gwendoline Christie.

“The Personal History of David Copperfield is a film about compassion, humour, generosity and friendship, and I couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming setting in which to premiere it,” The Thick of It creator/director shared in a statement.

“Scotland’s Armando Iannucci is one of the most prodigiously talented and original filmmakers hailing from the U.K.,” Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Director, added. “The Personal History of David Copperfield shows his trademark wit and a joyous sense of style – it’s a delight from start to finish, with Dev Patel and co-stars delivering performances of megawatt charm and comic flair.

“I’m so excited to be opening the 63rd BFI London Film Festival with this film which is not only wildly entertaining but also a timely celebration of the power of generosity and compassion.”

Iannucci and his frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell wrote the adaptation, which follows the good-hearted David as he sets out to be a writer and meets an array of vivid characters in Victorian England.

The film was shot on location in the U.K. and is produced by Iannucci and Kevin Loader.

The 2019 London Film Festival runs from 2 to 13 October.

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Emilia Clarke and Gwendoline Christie set Game of Thrones premiere alight in dazzling gowns

Emilia Clarke slayed the red carpet at the New York premiere for Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season on Wednesday (03Apr19) in a tulle Valentino gown.The 32-year-old, who recently revealed that she had battled two brain aneurysms during the filmin…

Emilia Clarke slayed the red carpet at the New York premiere for Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season on Wednesday (03Apr19) in a tulle Valentino gown.

The 32-year-old, who recently revealed that she had battled two brain aneurysms during the filming of the HBO fantasy series, looked fittingly regal in a princess-style blue-grey tulle gown, with ruffled sleeves and neckline, while the strapless bodice underneath was embroidered with the phrase, “Leave your door open for me. I might sleepwalk into your arms.”

The British actress, who plays contender for the throne, Daenerys Targaryen, scraped her brunette hair into a simple ballet dancer bun, and highlighted her eyes with a vampish red eyeshadow, and added a classic dark lip which matched her nails.

Emilia worked with her longtime stylist and friend, Petra Flannery, on her look, while her flawless make-up was done by Jillian Dempsey.

Emilia’s co-star Gwendoline Christie, 40, amped up the glamour for her final GOT red carpet, in a dramatic goddess-style print gown by Iris van Herpen from the Dutch fashion designer’s Shift Souls spring 2019 couture collection.

The actress, who plays statuesque knight Brienne of Tarth, stunned on the red carpet in the fabulous dress, which features voluminous layering and vibrant patterns created with organza and silk.

Striking a pose on the red carpet, the six-foot three-and-a-half-inch tall actress, who styled her blonde hair in sexy waves, showed off her gown to full effect, lifting her arms aloft and enjoying her moment in front of the cameras.

Meanwhile, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, chose a youthful look, wearing a black embellished Louis Vuitton cocktail dress with a structured bodice and playful skirt, adding rock star black eye make-up, which made for a great contrast to her platinum blonde locks. Her co-star and maid of honour Maisie Williams chose a structured bodice look, with a longer ruffled skirt and lots of sparkly detailing.

Game of Thrones final season premieres on 14 April.

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Kate Moss believes fashion was ‘less corporate’ in the ‘90s

Kate Moss thinks fashion shoots have become a lot more “corporate” than they were in the ‘90s.The supermodel was one of the biggest names in the industry during the decade, along with the likes of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlingto…

Kate Moss thinks fashion shoots have become a lot more “corporate” than they were in the ‘90s.

The supermodel was one of the biggest names in the industry during the decade, along with the likes of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Claudia Schiffer.

She rose to global fame thanks to groundbreaking collaborations with Calvin Klein, and looking back, she says she couldn’t have begun her fashion career at a better time.

“It was a fantastic time to start in the industry. We all grew up together,” the 44-year-old smiled in an interview with British Vogue. “The shoots were often really spontaneous and a lot less corporate than today. We were really left to our own devices. That’s what I am still inspired by today, being part of a team creating amazing images.”

Now, the British icon prefers working behind the scenes, having opened her own modelling agency, Kate Moss Agency, in September 2016.

In addition to models including her 16-year-old daughter Lila, Kate also has Rita Ora and actress Gwendoline Christie on her books.

And while she is undoubtedly an expert in her field, Kate is keen to encourage a collaborative approach to work.

“I’ve probably experienced most scenarios in the industry, so can definitely pass on advice about what needs to be done and what doesn’t,” she reasoned. “We encourage the talent to be true to themselves, and always involve them in the decisions; it’s their career so they should have a voice.”

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Gwendoline Christie labels boyfriend Giles Deacon a ‘colossal talent’

Gwendoline Christie is in awe of boyfriend Giles Deacon’s talent.The Game of Thrones actress has been dating English designer Giles for five years, and the pair have set up home in London.While Gwendoline is usually tight-lipped about her relationshi…

Gwendoline Christie is in awe of boyfriend Giles Deacon’s talent.

The Game of Thrones actress has been dating English designer Giles for five years, and the pair have set up home in London.

While Gwendoline is usually tight-lipped about her relationship, she couldn’t help but praise Giles in an interview with ES Magazine.

“I don’t think I’ll ever stop being in awe of my partner’s colossal talent,” she smiled. “As a designer and as a human being. I mean it. I don’t ever talk about him. But I really mean that.”

The 39-year-old Brit recently wrapped on the eighth and final season of HBO epic Game of Thrones, based on books by George R. R. Martin, which will hit screens in 2019.

The statuesque star has been playing Brienne of Tarth, her breakout role, since season two in 2012, and says the part was made for her.

“I know how generic it sounds but it just was, in every sense of the word, incredible that that part should come along, made for me in a way that none of my friends would’ve identified for a second,” she shared. “They saw all of the fighting, the physicality, the fact that it was a character who was constantly being described as ugly. None of the people who knew me could understand why I would want to play that part.

“I had to cut my hair, change my body, strip off my make-up. This is not the person I have presented to the world at all.”

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Nicole Kidman thriller leads 2018 London Film Festival contenders

Nicole Kidman’s new crime thriller Destroyer leads the movies competing at this year’s (18) BFI London Film Festival. The movie is one of 10 from around the world competing for the prestigious British event’s Best Film Award, with other entrants inclu…

Nicole Kidman’s new crime thriller Destroyer leads the movies competing at this year’s (18) BFI London Film Festival.

The movie is one of 10 from around the world competing for the prestigious British event’s Best Film Award, with other entrants including Free Fire filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s latest black comedy Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, ghost story In Fabric, starring Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie, and The Old Man & the Gun, a film based on the life of prison escape artist Forrest Tucker which stars Robert Redford and Casey Affleck.

Directed by The Invitation’s Karyn Kusama, Destroyer stars Nicole as a jaded police detective. For the role, the Australian actress ditched her glamorous image for tousled mousy brown hair and a weathered leather jacket – rendering her almost unrecognisable.

Festival bosses announced the line-up of competing films on Wednesday (29Aug18), as well as the appointment of Irish director Lenny Abrahamson as jury chair/president.

“I am delighted to continue my relationship with the BFI London Film Festival,” Lenny said in a press release. “It’s an honour to be this year’s Jury Chair and I very much look forward to deliberating with my fellow jurors on what is sure to be some of the most exciting, thought-provoking and original work in this year’s selection of films.”

The other films in with a chance of the London Film Festival’s top prize are Colombian filmmakers Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s drug trade drama Bird of Paradise, Sudabeh Mortezai’s harrowing tale of human trafficking, Joy, Chilean coming-of-age flick Too Late To Die Young, Zhang Yimou’s Chinese historical epic Shadow, Alice Rohrwacher’s Italian fable Happy as Lazzaro, and Sunset, a drama set on the eve of the First World War from Hungarian Academy Award winner Laszlo Nemes.

Other films that will be screened during the festival, which runs from 10 to 21 October, include Steve McQueen’s Widows, Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie, and Yorgos Lanthimos’ new period drama The Favourite.

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