Gwyneth Paltrow views controversial Goop candle as ‘feminist statement’

Gwyneth Paltrow has described her unique new candle as a “feminist statement”.The actress/entrepreneur launched the $75 (£58) product, cheekily called This Smells Like My Vagina, on her Goop website earlier this year. Soon after, the candle was comple…

Gwyneth Paltrow has described her unique new candle as a “feminist statement”.

The actress/entrepreneur launched the $75 (£58) product, cheekily called This Smells Like My Vagina, on her Goop website earlier this year. Soon after, the candle was completely sold-out, with curious customers having to sign up to a waiting list to get their hands on one.

But during an interview for Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night, Gwyneth shared that while the concept originally started out as a joke, she’s pleased with the message it conveys.

“So, Douglas Little, who is the owner of Heretic Parfum, we’re very close friends and we work together a lot – he does all of our fragrances. One day, we were smelling different fragrances and I was joking around, I smelled something, and I said, ‘This smells like my vagina,’ as a joke. But then I was like, ‘Wouldn’t be cool if somebody actually had the guts to do that. What a punk rock feminist statement to have that on your table?'” she stated. “And then he made it! I thought he just made me one as a joke but then, next thing I know, it was on my website.”

The candle, which is now back in stock online, features notes of geranium, bergamot, cedar, Damask rose, and ambrette seed.

And after some questioning from host Jimmy, the 47-year-old confirmed: “It’s not really supposed to smell like a vagina. A lot of women have grown up with a certain degree of shame or embarrassment around this part.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Gwyneth divulged that she was amused to find other brands already making their own versions.

“There was a Canadian candle company that made a candle called This Smells Like My Balls. And it was 25 per cent more expensive than this because of the wage gap!” she smiled.

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Victoria Beckham releasing beauty products every month to keep consumers excited

Victoria Beckham decided to release her beauty products every month rather than all at once to keep her consumer base excited for the next drop. The singer-turned-fashion designer launched her Victoria Beckham Beauty brand in September with the Smoky …

Victoria Beckham decided to release her beauty products every month rather than all at once to keep her consumer base excited for the next drop.

The singer-turned-fashion designer launched her Victoria Beckham Beauty brand in September with the Smoky Eye Wardrobe, a collection consisting of eyeshadow palettes, cream shadows, and eyeliners, and she followed that up with Your Perfect Pout lip kit, which featured a lip tint and six lip pencils, in October.

Earlier this week, she revealed that she was making her debut in the skincare market with the Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturiser, a collaboration with German skincare expert Augustinus Bader, for her November drop.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night, Beckham was asked why she decided to do monthly drops rather than release the whole beauty line in one go and she explained that the business model “makes sense”.

“You know I launched this beauty brand because I wanted to create a beauty brand of the future, with a real focus on clean beauty, sustainability and not comprising with the formulas and making sure that things are active and going direct to consumer,” the 45-year-old explained. “It makes sense to do regular drops – it keeps it more exciting for the consumer, for my community.”

Jimmy then jokingly asked Beckham if it was necessary to buy separate moisturisers for the body and face, or if it was simply a marketing ploy, and she insisted that “there’s a lot of science that goes into these products”.

Beckham also said that she will be sending products from her line to her Spice Girls bandmates – Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Geri Horner, and Emma Bunton.

“I haven’t (yet) because I’ve only just got mine but will send it to the Spice Girls,” she added.

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Gwyneth Paltrow has never seen Spider-Man: Homecoming

Gwyneth Paltrow has never seen Spider-Man: Homecoming, despite appearing in the movie.The 47-year-old actress stars as Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), last appearing in this year’s record-breaking Avengers: Endgame.However, even th…

Gwyneth Paltrow has never seen Spider-Man: Homecoming, despite appearing in the movie.

The 47-year-old actress stars as Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), last appearing in this year’s record-breaking Avengers: Endgame.

However, even the popularity of her movies isn’t enough to encourage the star to sit down and watch them, as she revealed during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday.

“This is so embarrassing,” Paltrow said, after host Jimmy reminded her of a conversation she had back in June with co-star Jon Favreau on his Netflix joint The Chef Show, when she insisted she didn’t appear in the hit movie alongside him.

“I just got confused,” she explained to Jimmy. “There’s so many of these wonderful Marvel, interconnecting movies and I thought that it was an Avengers movie, but it was not… Was Spider-Man himself (actor Tom Holland) offended by this? Was he OK with it?”

Paltrow then went on to make the bombshell confession, adding: “I never actually saw the movie. I mean, wait! Cut that out, take that back! S**t!”

The revelation comes after the Oscar-winning actress confessed to her Iron Man co-star that she’d completely forgotten she was in the 2017 Marvel film.

“We were in Spider-Man together,” Favreau said in the episode. “Remember we were on Spider-Man?”

“We weren’t in Spider-Man,” a confused Paltrow replied, telling the director that she was in Avengers.

“No, you were in Spider-Man also. Remember, Spider-Man at the end and Tom Holland’s there and you’re gonna walk out and do a press conference? And I give you the ring?” Favreau asked.

“Oh, yes. That was Spider-Man?! Oh my God!” Paltrow laughed.

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John Krasinski played the aliens in A Quiet Place

John Krasinski has revealed that he played the fearsome aliens in his hit movie A Quiet Place.The 38-year-old directed and helped write the screenplay for the horror film, in which he also alongside his wife of eight years, Emily Blunt. In the feature,…

John Krasinski has revealed that he played the fearsome aliens in his hit movie A Quiet Place.

The 38-year-old directed and helped write the screenplay for the horror film, in which he also alongside his wife of eight years, Emily Blunt. In the feature, a family are forced to live as quietly as possible in order to protect themselves from a clan of extraterrestrial creatures which hunt by sound. And as if John didn’t have enough jobs to do, he also secretly agreed to portray the monsters on screen.

“Nobody knows it because I’ve kept it quiet,” Krasinski said when he appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday (16Oct18), before going on to explain that he wore a full-body motion capture suit in order to provide much of the physical performance.

His extra role came at the suggestion of his co-workers on set, who believed John would be the best person to help bring the characters to life.

“The amazing people at (Industrial Light and Magic, a visual effects company) asked, ‘So how does the creature move?’,” the film star recalled. “And I said, ‘Well, this is how I think he’s gonna crawl’, and they said, ‘Well, why don’t you throw on the suit?’ And I was like, ‘Totally!’

“Then they took that picture and I thought I was auditioning for Lion King,” he added with a laugh.

The father-of-two also admitted that he was slightly apprehensive about working with his wife in a professional capacity. However, after the Sicario star insisted that she read the script while the couple were on a plane together, there was no going back.

“It was like a romantic comedy, where she was like proposing to me. She was like, ‘You have to let me play this part.’ And I think I just screamed ‘yes’ on this flight,” John smiled.

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Regina Hall rehearsed serious The Hate U Give scene in restaurant

Regina Hall rehearsed one of her serious scenes for The Hate U Give in a public restaurant.The actress made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night (08Oct18) to promote the new drama, in which she portrays Lisa Carter, the mother of Amandla…

Regina Hall rehearsed one of her serious scenes for The Hate U Give in a public restaurant.

The actress made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night (08Oct18) to promote the new drama, in which she portrays Lisa Carter, the mother of Amandla Stenberg’s lead character Starr Carter – a young woman who is drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend.

During the chat, Regina explained that she and her co-star Russell Hornsby, who plays Starr’s father Maverick Carter, spent a lot of time working on their complicated backstory together.

“Russell and I actually went and rehearsed before we started, to make sure we had the chemistry and we would improv,” she recalled. “We actually did the fight that broke us up (in the story). It wasn’t good because we did it in a restaurant in Hollywood. A lady came over and was like, ‘Can I help you?’ and he was like, ‘NAHH.’ And I said, ‘And there you go again embarrassing the s**t out of us.’ He storms out! The poor little waitress, God bless her.”

But during the chat, Regina confessed that making The Hate U Give wasn’t the only time she has used unconventional acting methods.

She shared that she was very nervous before her audition for the role of a stripper named Candy in 1999 movie The Best Man and relied on quite a lot of liquid courage before showing the producers her limited dance skills.

“I went to the audition and I had a bottle of (alcoholic drink) Alize and I’ll tell you what’s so amazing, when your adrenaline is high, you don’t feel the alcohol. I was still sober and I’m not a big drinker,” the 47-year-old laughed. “I go in the room and the (other) girls have routines. So, I went in the room, they put the music on and I put a chair up… and the producer said, ‘Stop the music, can you do anything else?’ And I said, ‘Yes,’ and picked up my stuff and left.”

While Regina was certain she didn’t get the part, it turned out that the producers were very impressed by her acting in prior auditions and gave her the role – which turned out to be her first feature.

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