Katherine Langford appointed L’Oreal Paris spokesperson

13 Reasons Why actress Katherine Langford has been named the latest international spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris. The Australian actress, who is also known for films such as Love, Simon and Knives Out, has been tapped by bosses at the French beauty gi…

13 Reasons Why actress Katherine Langford has been named the latest international spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.

The Australian actress, who is also known for films such as Love, Simon and Knives Out, has been tapped by bosses at the French beauty giant to represent the company in campaigns for mascara and their Casting Creme Gloss hair dye later this year.

In a statement, the 24-year-old shared that she was thrilled to join an A-list roster of L’Oreal spokeswomen, which also includes Viola Davis, Celine Dion, Liya Kebede, Eva Longoria and Helen Mirren.

“L’Oreal Paris is the brand that creates what’s next in beauty with an essential message: everyone is worth it,” she said. “It is all about learning how to love yourself, how to be bold, how to be confident! People my age should not be afraid to be themselves, because that’s what makes us beautiful. When you know you are worth it, you live your life to the fullest. Having always valued empowerment, I can say that I am very grateful to be part of such an inspiring group of women spokespersons.”

Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, Global Brand President L’Oreal Paris, explained that Katherine was picked for the job because they believe she is a good role model for her generation as she speaks out about tolerance, mental health, and equality across gender, sexual orientation, age and race.

“We are thrilled to welcome Katherine to the L’Oreal Paris family,” she praised. “She is a role model, a talented and confident young woman using her platform for positive influence. Katherine’s star will only continue to rise. As a young radiant heroine who encourages people to believe in themselves, she’s the perfect spokesperson to embody our signature brand message: we are all worth it.”

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Katherine Langford: ‘Cutting my scenes from Avengers: Endgame made sense’

Katherine Langford has no issue with her scenes in Avengers: Endgame ending up on the cutting room floor because she can still treasure the memory of working with Robert Downey Jr..The 13 Reasons Why star was recruited to portray Iron Man/Tony Stark’s …

Katherine Langford has no issue with her scenes in Avengers: Endgame ending up on the cutting room floor because she can still treasure the memory of working with Robert Downey Jr..

The 13 Reasons Why star was recruited to portray Iron Man/Tony Stark’s grown-up daughter Morgan in the 2019 movie, but when the film hit theatres in April, she was nowhere to be seen.

Opening up about being cut from the highest-grossing film of all time, the Australian actress said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that the decision made sense and doesn’t take away from her “amazing” experience on set.

“I’m such a huge fan of the Marvel films and the Russo brothers so when Marvel reached out to me to play Iron Man’s daughter that was such an honour,” she said. “Ultimately it didn’t make it into the film and creatively that makes sense and that’s totally fine. I was just content with having the memory in my head. To play with Robert Downey Jr on the last scene he was Iron Man, on the last day that he was Iron Man, that was just amazing… He was amazing, it’s the biggest franchise in the world and it was the biggest set I’d ever walked on to. He was just so cool and so elegant.”

The 23-year-old is thrilled that Disney bosses put their deleted scene on the Disney+ streaming service because fans demanded to see it.

“That’s what I was told, it was out because people wanted to see it,” Katherine added. “Which is just really cool.”

Avengers: Endgame director Joe and Anthony Russo previously explained that the scene, in which Tony and a now-teenage Morgan briefly reconnect in the Soul World after he dies, got cut because test audiences found it too confusing and “we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter.”

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Taylor Swift glitters in green at 2019 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift turned up the glamour in a glittering dress at the 2019 American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday night.The superstar hit the red carpet at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles wearing a dark green sequin number from Julien Macdonald, Casadei…

Taylor Swift turned up the glamour in a glittering dress at the 2019 American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday night.

The superstar hit the red carpet at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles wearing a dark green sequin number from Julien Macdonald, Casadei boots, and jewellery from Ofira and Lorraine Schwartz.

During the ceremony, the 29-year-old picked up six awards, including Artist of the Year and Artist of the Decade, and also performed a medley of her biggest songs, before launching into a version of her hit Shake It Off with Halsey and Camila Cabello.

Other stars to make a splash on the red carpet included Selena Gomez, who opted for a chartreuse minidress from Versace and Roberto Coin jewellery, Dua Lipa, who rocked a hot pink Miu Miu gown, and Billie Eilish, who wore a Burberry outfit topped off with a crystal mesh headpiece.

Lizzo made a statement in a marigold tiered dress from Valentino, which she matched with a tiny white purse and strappy white high heels from Stuart Weitzman.

“@maisonvalentino bag big enough for my f**ks to give. Big body b**ch in a Valentin-HO custom look for @amas,” the Love Hurts hitmaker captioned a snap of her posing with the miniature bag on her Instagram page.

Kesha wore a Versace robe and matching boots for the evening, host Ciara turned up in an eye-catching orange crystal jumpsuit from Georges Hobeika, Katherine Langford wowed in a ruffled red Rodarte ballgown, while Christina Aguilera made a dramatic entrance in a white ensemble complete with hood and chunky jewellery from Jean Paul Gaultier.

Elsewhere, Stranger Things actress Maya Hawke looked like a princess in a black tulle Dior gown, Billy Porter turned heads in a white ensemble from Thom Browne topped off with a striking Stephen Jones hat, and Lil Nas X made a splash in a neon green suit and zebra print shirt.

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Knives Out to have Europe premiere at London Film Festival

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out will have its Europe premiere at the 2019 London Film Festival. The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director will be bringing his modern twist on the whodunnit to London’s Leicester Square on 8 October, just weeks aft…

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out will have its Europe premiere at the 2019 London Film Festival.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director will be bringing his modern twist on the whodunnit to London’s Leicester Square on 8 October, just weeks after it has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Johnson is expected to attend the red carpet alongside some of his all-star ensemble cast, which includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Colette, Katherine Langford, Lakeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer.

“I’m thrilled to be screening Knives Out at the BFI London Film Festival. This film was an attempt to capture the twisty fun of an Agatha Christie whodunnit, it’s a great pleasure to be showing it in the country responsible for the genre’s golden age,” Johnson said in a statement.

“With Knives Out, Rian Johnson has crafted a devilishly clever and wickedly entertaining new crime caper,” Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Director, added. “This is impeccably designed, with writing that keeps you guessing to the final moments and his extraordinary cast are at their arch and compelling best. Knives Out is a whodunit, as sharp as the blade that killed the patriarch at the heart of the film.”

Paying tribute to Agatha Christie’s classic murder mysteries, Johnson’s movie follows Detective Benoit Blanc, played by Craig, as he is enlisted to investigate the murder of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, portrayed by Plummer, who is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday.

The 2019 London Film Festival opens with The Personal History of David Copperfield on 2 October and concludes with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman on 13 October. The full programme will be announced at the end of August.

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Katherine Langford’s Avengers: Endgame storyline just didn’t work

Actress Katherine Langford had to be cut from Avengers: Endgame because her role as an older version of Iron Man’s daughter fell flat with test audiences. The 13 Reasons Why star was reported to have been tapped for a secret role in the new Marvel blo…

Actress Katherine Langford had to be cut from Avengers: Endgame because her role as an older version of Iron Man’s daughter fell flat with test audiences.

The 13 Reasons Why star was reported to have been tapped for a secret role in the new Marvel blockbuster last year (18), but when the Avengers: Infinity War sequel opened in theatres last month (Apr19), she was no longer part of the line-up.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have since opened up about the reason for her axe from the movie, revealing Langford had been cast as an older version of Morgan Stark, the daughter of Robert Downey, Jr.’s character Tony Stark/Iron Man, and was featured in a dream sequence as the superhero faced his death.

The scene would have been similar to one between the villain, Thanos, and his ‘adopted’ daughter Gamora, played by Josh Brolin and Zoe Sandana, in the previous film.

“There was an idea that Tony was going to go into the metaphysical way station (dream-like state) that Thanos goes in when he snapped his fingers (in Infinity War), and there was going to be a future version of his daughter in that way station,” Joe explained on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast.

However, the 23 year old’s scenes just didn’t work and had to be cut during post-production: “We showed it to a test audience and it was really confusing for them,” he added.

His brother and co-director Anthony Russo continued, “We didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. It wasn’t ringing to us. It wasn’t resonating to us on an emotional level is why we moved away from it (sic).”

The thought process behind the sequence was to have Tony’s daughter forgive him for sacrificing himself to save others, but, Joe shares, “It just was too many ideas in an overcomplicated movie.”

Langford has yet to offer up her thoughts on her cancelled appearance.

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Scarlett Johansson’s stylist named Botkier ambassador

Celebrity stylist Molly Dickson has been chosen as a style ambassador for accessories brand Botkier. The style guru, who has dressed the likes of Scarlett Johansson and 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford, began her career as an assistant to celebr…

Celebrity stylist Molly Dickson has been chosen as a style ambassador for accessories brand Botkier.

The style guru, who has dressed the likes of Scarlett Johansson and 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford, began her career as an assistant to celebrity stylist Leslie Fermar and now she has emerged as one of Hollywood’s leading fashion guides, frequently working with emerging talent and helping them to establish their signature looks on the red carpet.

“I began working with Botkier on a campaign shoot a few months ago and quickly came to love the product both personally and professionally,” Dickson says in a press release. “I’m based in New York… but I always look to New York (and New Yorkers) as a constant source of inspiration; it’s one of the things I love most about the city. There’s something about the twentysomething girl in the Lower East Side wearing something super authentic and effortless; she’s cool, it’s almost magnetic. That’s how I envision the Botkier girl – she’s cool and confident, she’s the girl I want to work with and to be friends with, which made this collaboration very organic for me.”

Dickson, whose impressive roster also includes Jennifer Garner and Jenny Slate, joins a long list of fashion industry veterans, who have represented Botkier, while Lisa Rinna’s model daughter Delilah Belle Hamlin and Sistine Stallone have all worked with the company in the past.

The news comes as Botkier enters its 15-year anniversary.

In an interview with The Observer last year, Dickson explained that she liked to help women celebrate their individuality.

“I think it’s good for clients to take fashion risks, or they’ll stay stagnant,” she said. “If a trend is working for a client, I’ll try to get them to tap into it further, because it’s the only way personal style can grow.”

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Prada smashes ‘conservative cliches’ for spring 19

Prada has subverted clothing cliches for its spring/summer 2019 collection.The Italian luxury fashion house, helmed by designer Miuccia Prada, unveiled its latest line at the Fondazione Prada complex as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday night (20S…

Prada has subverted clothing cliches for its spring/summer 2019 collection.

The Italian luxury fashion house, helmed by designer Miuccia Prada, unveiled its latest line at the Fondazione Prada complex as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday night (20Sep18) with celebrity guests including Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola, Poppy Delevingne, Madelaine Petsch and Katherine Langford.

Regarding the range, Miuccia told reporters at the venue that she was determined to subvert convention with each ensemble.

“I played the rules of classic, with all the conservative cliches you can have,” the 69-year-old said.

The show opened with a model wearing a black satin top with bow attached to the neckline, brown pleated shorts, a black headpiece dotted with silver spikes and pink sandals.

A parade of contrasting outfits followed, such as a red coat which was buttoned off centre, a bodysuit with cutout detailing that was worn with shorts and high white socks as well as a leotard with plunging neckline which was styled with a peach satin skirt and black knee-high tights.

Highlights included a pale pink silk top which was worn with patterned shorts and a black swing dress with fine straps that was matched with lace-up shoes and a shoulder bag.

As always, accessories were a major aspect of the presentation, with models carrying colourful leather bags and satchels or colour-blocked purses.

They also wore oversized headbands made from a variety of fabrics that were evocative of Tudor-style headpieces, while some models sported studded cuff bracelets on one arm.

And instead of introducing evening-wear towards the end of the presentation, Miuccia again rejected convention and instead concluded the show by having a model walk the runway in a white T-shirt which was worn with lime-green embellished shorts and complemented with a bright green handbag.

Milan Fashion Week continues on Friday morning with shoes from Tod’s, Blumarine and Sportmax.

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Lili Reinhart sparkled in pink sequins at 2018 Teen Choice Awards

Lili Reinhart wowed in a pink sequin dress at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night (12Aug18).The Riverdale star stepped out at the celebration held at The Forum in California, where she picked up the prize for Choice Drama TV Actress, while her …

Lili Reinhart wowed in a pink sequin dress at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night (12Aug18).

The Riverdale star stepped out at the celebration held at The Forum in California, where she picked up the prize for Choice Drama TV Actress, while her show won a number of other awards including Choice Drama TV Show.

Lili walked the red carpet separately from her co-star and boyfriend Cole Sprouse, who won Choice Drama TV Actor, and certainly made a style statement in a number from Monique Lhuillier. The 21-year-old matched her ensemble with pink satin Olgana Paris shoes and jewellery from EF Collection.

“Moody sultry Elle Woods meets Vogue,” she captioned a snap of the look on her Instagram page, referring to Reese Witherspoon’s character in 2001 movie Legally Blonde.

Among the other Riverdale castmembers to dress up for the night included Madelaine Petsch, who sported a Giambattista Valli top and trousers featuring a floral print, while Camila Mendes looked stunning in a blush pink Fendi dress with strappy Sophia Webster heels.

In addition, 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford dazzled in a black lace Alberta Ferretti dress and Sergio Rossi shoes, Nina Dobrev rocked a lemon yellow minidress and Anna Kendrick opted for a pink and silver minidress as well as silver Giuseppe Zanotti high heels.

Meanwhile, Lucy Hale went all out in a striking Mary Katrantzou dress with plunging neckline which she complemented with Jimmy Choo pumps, Kat Kim bling and an Edie Parker clutch. To top off her eye-catching look, the Pretty Little Liars actress had her make-up artist Kelsey Deenihan give her a slick of green shadow on her lids.

“Poison ivy… we WENT for it tonight,” she wrote alongside a snap of her beauty look on her social media pages.

Other celebrities at the bash included Joey King, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bebe Rexha, Storm Reid and Meghan Trainor.

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Katherine Langford kept her hair long during swimming career

Katherine Langford was tempted to cut her long hair short when she was a competitive swimmer.Her long hair has become a trademark, though Katherine sported a shorter style for some of her 13 Reasons Why scenes. Talking to W magazine about her former pa…

Katherine Langford was tempted to cut her long hair short when she was a competitive swimmer.

Her long hair has become a trademark, though Katherine sported a shorter style for some of her 13 Reasons Why scenes.

Talking to W magazine about her former passion, the Australian star admitted that she once toyed with the idea of cutting her hair, but ultimately just piled it into a swimming cap.

“I’ve always had my hair long. I think at one point I was tempted to cut it short, but honestly, even now, I just let my hair do its thing,” she shared. “It wasn’t like I was having to style it or do anything. I would honestly go swim at five in the morning and then I would get changed there, eat breakfast in the car on the way to school and just walk up to school with wet hair and smelling of chlorine.”

Before starting her acting career, the 22-year-old trained as a swimmer for a decade and even competed at national level.

However, she had to choose between pursuing her sport or a career in entertainment in the end.

“There are a lot of things I think that come with swimming that I miss,” the Love, Simon star sighed. “It’s hard because I was training at quite an elite level and I had to stop because I ended up at a gifted and talented school, doing school work and doing music, it was too much to do all together. I haven’t been in a pool for probably years, because I trained so hard as a swimmer.

“But there are definitely things that I miss about it. I miss the athleticism and the camaraderie of being in a group or a squad where you’re all going through something together and you’re all trying to achieve the same thing.”

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13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford talks critically acclaimed new movie

Rising star Katherine Langford was able to shake off her 13 Reasons Why character during the extended rehearsal period for her new film Love, Simon.Australian actress Katherine shot to international fame last year (17) after being cast as suicidal stud…

Rising star Katherine Langford was able to shake off her 13 Reasons Why character during the extended rehearsal period for her new film Love, Simon.

Australian actress Katherine shot to international fame last year (17) after being cast as suicidal student Hannah Baker in Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, the series based on the best-selling young adult novel by Jay Asher.

Not long after wrapping on season one, the 21-year-old began work on the critically acclaimed Love, Simon, a comedy drama about a closeted gay teen who’s forced to confront his own identity when his secret is threatened.

“I think to a degree,” the actress told W magazine when asked if it was a challenge to get into a different mindset for Love, Simon. “I’m saying this being very young and being very new in my career and having literally only done a handful of projects, but I feel like when you leave a character, and I definitely felt it with Hannah, it takes a little bit of time to shake them off.

“But I think going into Love, Simon, what I think was so helpful and I think monumental in this film was the director, Greg Berlanti. Not only did he have such an incredible, solidified, and truthful vision, but he also allowed us as actors to have a two-week rehearsal period, which really helped.”

The film co-stars Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel, with Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson playing the title role.

Like 13 Reasons Why, Love, Simon is based on a best selling book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, with author Becky Albertalli also penning a follow-up based on Katherine’s character Leah coming out as bisexual.

Asked if she’d sign on to the sequel Katherine replied: “I mean, it’s always a discussion of who would make it, but if the script was good and the filmmaker had a great vision, then I would be totally down. I’m always down to tell a good story.”

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