Kirsten Dunst replacing Elisabeth Moss in The Power of the Dog

Kirsten Dunst is replacing Elisabeth Moss in upcoming Netflix movie, The Power of the Dog.The groundbreaking study was funded by bosses at South Korean cosmetics company Coreana Cosmetics and is said to be the first to find a link between airborne poll…

Kirsten Dunst is replacing Elisabeth Moss in upcoming Netflix movie, The Power of the Dog.

The groundbreaking study was funded by bosses at South Korean cosmetics company Coreana Cosmetics and is said to be the first to find a link between airborne pollutants and loss of hair.

Researchers tested the effect of dust and fuel particles on human scalp cells and found that exposure to common pollutants reduced the levels of four proteins responsible for hair growth and hair retention.

It also suggested that those living in those living in cities are at greater risk of going bald due to the increase of airborne particles.

Experts exposed human follicle cells to different concentrations of fine dust particles and tiny diesel particles, and found decreased levels of beta-catenin, a protein involved in hair growth and the process of generation of follicles.

Three other proteins responsible for hair growth and retention – cyclin D1, cyclin E and CDK2 – were also affected.

However, lead researcher Hyuk Chul Kwok noted that further investigation was needed to support the results.

“It is possible to hypothesise that at certain levels of exposure this could lead to baldness, but further population-based research needs to be undertaken to confirm this,” he suggested. “When the cells on the human scalp were exposed to common air pollutants created from burning fossil fuels, the proteins in the cells that are responsible for hair growth and hair retention were significantly reduced.”

The results were revealed at the 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in Madrid, Spain.

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Kirsten Dunst wants to do a musical

Kirsten Dunst would love to star in a musical.The Bring It On actress has starred in a wide variety of films since she made her movie debut as a child, appearing in movies such as Jumanji, Spider-Man, Marie Antoinette, and The Virgin Suicides. When…

Kirsten Dunst would love to star in a musical.

The Bring It On actress has starred in a wide variety of films since she made her movie debut as a child, appearing in movies such as Jumanji, Spider-Man, Marie Antoinette, and The Virgin Suicides.

When asked by Vogue.com what genre she would still like to explore, the 37-year-old shared that she would love to appear in a musical because she didn’t get the previous musical role she went for.

“I honestly fought so hard for this one role – some other actress got it. But I wanted it so badly. It was a musical. You’re so right. I love musicals, so I would do that in a heartbeat,” she gushed.

The Fargo actress also acknowledged that she hasn’t ventured into the horror genre, but she’s not interested in exploring that, with her adding, “I don’t really wanna run around screaming either, you know?”

Dunst took two years off work following the birth of her first child with partner Jesse Plemons, and she admitted becoming a mother has given her a newfound sense of freedom with her acting roles, as she has become more of a risk-taker.

“There’s a sense of freedom post having a kid,” the star continued. “I don’t know if other actresses have said this to you, but for me, something inside just freed up, and you don’t care. I’ll do anything or go anywhere.”

Dunst, who is now promoting her kooky TV comedy On Becoming a God in Central Florida, credits her longevity as an actress with discovering her own voice and learning which stories she wants to tell.

“I want to look back when I’m old and say I’m proud of the movies and television that I was a part of. For me, it’s trying to pick and choose wisely so I can keep doing this until I’m an old f**t,” she stated.

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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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Kirsten Dunst overhauled wardrobe after welcoming first child

Kirsten Dunst tossed out a lot of her pre-baby outfits following the birth of her first child.The actress, who welcomed a son named Ennis with her actor fiance Jesse Plemons in May 2018, opened up about becoming a mother in the latest issue of PorterEd…

Kirsten Dunst tossed out a lot of her pre-baby outfits following the birth of her first child.

The actress, who welcomed a son named Ennis with her actor fiance Jesse Plemons in May 2018, opened up about becoming a mother in the latest issue of PorterEdit, and explained that she is in no rush to return to her former figure. In fact, Kirsten got rid of any clothes that no longer fit her or she no longer wears and sold them online.

“I want to look nice for how I look now. There was a time when I was like, ‘S**t! I don’t fit into anything anymore.’ I just bought clothes in the size I am now,” she told the publication. “I don’t care. I sold all this stuff on (luxury consignment website) The RealReal. And there was some really good stuff in there!”

Kirsten went on to explain that she doesn’t feel any pressure to hit the gym or get abs. Instead, the former child star is much more interested in nabbing parts that challenge her acting skills.

“I have a very healthy perspective of being an actress. I haven’t worked out once since I had my baby. I’m not one of those people who says, ‘Ohhh I have to get my abs back.’ I feel like I’ve established myself as an actress,” the 37-year-old insisted. “I have a healthy amount of vanity that hasn’t tipped into something really destructive. I want to find parts where I don’t have to be that person, and I have plenty of role models. Look at Patricia Arquette.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Kirsten credited the influence of filmmaker Sofia Coppola as the reason why she has never been tempted to get aesthetic dental work to “fix” her slightly crooked smile.

“Later, when I was working on Spider-Man, people were recommending a dentist,” she recalled. “I would think, ‘Well, Sofia likes my teeth. She’s so natural, so chic and feminine, and she’s directing movies.’ If she thinks I’m pretty, I’m pretty.”

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Kirsten Dunst put directing dreams on hold after welcoming son

Kirsten Dunst has postponed her feature directorial debut because she isn’t ready to step behind the camera after welcoming her first child. The actress, who gave birth to son Ennis with fiance and Fargo co-star Jesse Plemons last year, has been attac…

Kirsten Dunst has postponed her feature directorial debut because she isn’t ready to step behind the camera after welcoming her first child.

The actress, who gave birth to son Ennis with fiance and Fargo co-star Jesse Plemons last year, has been attached to direct the film adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar since 2016, but the star has revealed the production, once slated to star Dakota Fanning, has been shelved.

“This is the first year I’ve been a mom,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “Directing a film and having a baby… that’s two years of your life, directing, editing, and promoting all of it.

“Maybe when I’m older I’ll want to (direct) again. Right now, I have zero interest in committing myself to that.”

For now, the 37-year-old is content to stay in front of the camera as the star of U.S. network Showtime’s quirky new series On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

“I wanted to be more of an artist in my acting, instead of making tons of money being a star of every big whatever,” she added. “Post-Spider-Man, it was like, I could definitely go down this romantic comedy route… Those were really popular then, too, but it just was like, ugh, no thank you. It wasn’t for me. I hated that kind of acting. It was so hard for me to do. Thank God Sofia Coppola would sweep me away to do a Marie-Antoinette (film) in between.”

Dunst previously tried her hand at filmmaking with the short films Welcome, starring Winona Ryder and John Hawkes, and Bastard, with Brian Geraghty and Lukas Haas.

The Jumanji actress will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 29 August. Plemons and Coppola will be on hand to salute her as she unveils the 2,671st star near the beginning of the famous Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk at La Brea Avenue.

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Rodarte designers want to see more women leading fashion houses

Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy want to see more women leading high fashion houses.The California-born sisters founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Taylor Swi…

Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy want to see more women leading high fashion houses.

The California-born sisters founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Taylor Swift. 

In spite of the design duo’s ongoing success, they claim to have never been approached by executives at any other couture companies regarding creative director gigs and find it interesting that these types of roles are still largely dominated by men.

“There are very few houses led by women, and I think that’s unfortunate,” said Laura in an interview for InStyle magazine. “The few women I see in those positions worked really long and hard to get there, and I don’t see that with our male counterparts. Someone does one cool collection as a young male designer and they are in a house. We can all leave it to our imaginations as to why that is.”

Even though the Mulleavys haven’t been asked about joining another house or potentially taking on other collaborations, Kate is adamant they would be “amazing” at anything they put their minds to.

For instance, they made their joint feature directorial debut with Woodshock, a psychological thriller which was released in 2017 and starred Kirsten Dunst, and have continued to develop their signature romantic yet edgy aesthetic with their clothes, having held their fall/winter 2019 show in Los Angeles in February (19).

“It’s romantic and feminine, and there’s an underlying edge to it, something that’s off,” added Laura of their designs. “We’re always looking at the ideas of traditional beauty and non-traditional beauty and how they can be seen together.”

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Orla Kiely: ‘The end of my label felt like a bereavement’

Orla Kiely felt like she was going through a bereavement when her namesake label shut down overnight.The Orla Kiely brand, famous for its bold prints, suddenly shut up shop in September (18), with the Irish designer now speaking about the end of her la…

Orla Kiely felt like she was going through a bereavement when her namesake label shut down overnight.

The Orla Kiely brand, famous for its bold prints, suddenly shut up shop in September (18), with the Irish designer now speaking about the end of her label for the first time in an interview with The Telegraph.

“What happened was like a bereavement,” she stated. “To say I was upset is an understatement. And then when malicious reports came out about the way we’d allegedly treated our staff, that was horrible and hurtful.

“We did everything we could to save the business we’d set up 23 years previously and to watch it fail was devastating. It was such a tough time.”

Kiely officially launched the fashion and lifestyle brand with her husband Dermott Rowan in 1997, and quickly became known for her bold use of 1970s-inspired prints and colours, with celebrity fans including Kirsten Dunst, Alexa Chung, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

But after parent company Kiely Rowan PLC went into administration, the Orla Kiely label was forced to shut down operations, with reports surfacing that staff were marched off the premises, unpaid.

“That is not what happened at all,” the designer exclaimed. “It’s terrible that was the perception, but at the end, everything was taken out of our hands. Once you go into administration, you have no input. It is illegal even to pay your staff. I would have done so immediately if I could, but it was impossible.”

Kiely, who was previously dubbed the Queen of Prints and named as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2011, insisted that “nobody was marched anywhere”.

“Something my husband and I had built up from scratch, invested in emotionally and financially was destroyed. Our staff weren’t just employees, they were friends, and when we gathered everyone together, there were tears from all of us,” she recalled.

Kiely still has her own licensing business and recently put her name to a furniture line sold through interiors company Barker and Stonehouse.

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Rodarte to hold fall 19 presentation in Los Angeles

Rodarte is heading back to Los Angeles for its fall 2019 presentation. Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Tayl…

Rodarte is heading back to Los Angeles for its fall 2019 presentation. 

Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Taylor Swift.

While the California-born design duo have held shows in Paris and New York in recent years, they have now announced that they are returning to their home state for their next show.

“California is one of our most important influences and having our first show in Los Angeles is a dream we’ve long wished to make reality,” Kate and Laura said in a statement to Vogue.com.

The pair added that they will be collaborating on the show with Alex de Betak of fashion production company Bureau Betak and Brian Phillips of public relations company Black Frame.

They will also be teaming with bosses at California’s JNSQ wines, and plan to serve guests with an “elegant rose cru”.

No other details about the show, including location or date, have been announced. However, the event is likely to take place in either late January or before the Fashion Week shows kick off in New York, London, Paris and Milan in February.

Kate and Laura showed their spring 2019 collection during New York Fashion Week in September (18).

The season prior they decided to forgo a traditional runway presentation and instead showcased the fall/winter 2018 range with a series of portraits of Hollywood stars in the garments.

Portraits featured the likes of Kirsten, who used the photographs to confirm her pregnancy, actress Tessa Thompson and singer Grimes.

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Kirsten Dunst designs sweater to benefit Planned Parenthood as part of star-studded campaign

Kirsten Dunst has helped to design a special sweater for Planned Parenthood. The actress has joined forces with bosses at the nonprofit organisation, which provides reproductive health care in the U.S. and throughout the world, for the Sonia Rykiel’s …

Kirsten Dunst has helped to design a special sweater for Planned Parenthood.

The actress has joined forces with bosses at the nonprofit organisation, which provides reproductive health care in the U.S. and throughout the world, for the Sonia Rykiel’s Generous Sweaters campaign, the year-long 50th anniversary celebration of the late French fashion designer’s label.

Actresses Kristin Scott Thomas and Sofia Boutella, architect Kazuyo Sejima, models Langley Fox and Liya Kebede, and South Korean ballerina Sue-Jin Kang have also gotten creative for the sweater line, from which proceeds will be donated to charities favoured by Rykiel.

The sweaters each represent something personal for the women involved – Dunst’s is inspired by her Swedish heritage and designed expressly to benefit Planned Parenthood.

Sonia Rykiel Creative Director Julie de Libran began the project to pay tribute the trend setter’s work and dedication to noble causes.

“These extraordinary women have been much involved in the creative process, each talent has given her precious time to this charity-driven sweater capsule,” said de Libran in a statement. “I’m thankful they jumped into this initiative, focusing on charities helping women around the globe.”

Sejima’s item, which took almost two weeks two complete, was drawn from her work in architecture while Fox’s multicoloured look serves to support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community.

Other charities that will benefit as a result of the line include the British Hope & Home for Children, which works to improve the quality of life for underprivileged youth, French organisation Le Refuge, which provides support to young adult victims of homophobia, and the Children’s Hospital of Seoul National University.

The sweaters will be available at the 10 Corso Como boutique in New York until 24 October (18) and in Sonia Rykiel stores globally starting 5 November (18).

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