Zendaya stuns in metallic breastplate at 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

Zendaya stole the spotlight in a hot pink breastplate and matching skirt by Tom Ford at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.The 23-year-old, who was nominated in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Rue in the HBO dra…

Zendaya stole the spotlight in a hot pink breastplate and matching skirt by Tom Ford at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.

The 23-year-old, who was nominated in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Rue in the HBO drama Euphoria, stunned as she hit the red carpet wearing the $15,000 (£11,500) bespoke piece from the designer’s spring 2020 collection.

Zendaya complemented the unique creation with a floor-length fuchsia skirt, Mateo New York earrings, Djula rings, and satin pumps by Christian Louboutin. Her stylist, Law Roach, later pointed out that the breastplate was a homage to the vintage pieces by Issey Miyake and Yves Saint Laurent, and called the Spider-Man: Far From Home star a “Warrior Woman” in a post on Instagram.

The piece was also recently worn by Gwyneth Paltrow for the cover of the latest issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and the Oscar winner took to social media to lavish praise on the young star.

“Thank God I can say I have something in common with Zendaya,” she commented on a picture of the actress wearing the breastplate.

Other famous faces who also rocked bright colours on the red carpet included Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein, who wore a two-tone pastel pink and red dress with open-toe velvet Jimmy Choo platform heels.

Kristen Bell made a bold statement with her neon green caped jumpsuit by Cong Tri, paired with matching heels, while Awkwafina wowed in a bright yellow Ellie Saab gown, which featured a flowing skirt and sleeves, and Stuart Weitzman platform shoes.

Renee Zellweger, who scooped the Best Actress prize at the ceremony for her role in Judy, bucked the colourful trend by wearing a black strapless Dior gown, and Best Actress in a Comedy Series winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge rocked a one-shouldered sheer dress also created by designers at the French fashion house.

Little Women star Florence Pugh was among those who embraced show-stopping glittering gowns for the annual ceremony, wearing a silver sequinned column-style dress by Prada, while Jennifer Lopez opted for an elegant cream cut-out gown with embellishment by Georges Hobeika.

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Frozen II becomes highest-grossing animated movie ever

Frozen II has become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.The Disney sequel, which features the vocal talents of original stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, alongside newcomers Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Bro…

Frozen II has become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

The Disney sequel, which features the vocal talents of original stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, alongside newcomers Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown, was released back in November last year.

Now, the film has been crowned the biggest animated movie ever, raking in $1.32 billion (£1 billion) at the global box office, and is currently the seventh highest-grossing film of all time, overtaking 2013’s Frozen, which made $1.28 billion (£973 million).

Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck were told the news during the BAFTA Tea Party on Saturday, and revealed their surprise at the huge milestone.

“We just found out,” Jennifer told Variety. “I’m really excited. I think we’re always surprised.”

And when quizzed about the possibility of Frozen 3, Chris joked: “We’re going to skip three and go right to four.”

Disney movies dominate the biggest animated films of all time list, with Frozen II, Frozen, and 2018’s Incredibles 2, which took $1.24 billion (£942 million) globally, taking the top three spots.

Frozen II was also the studio’s sixth release in 2019 to reach $1 billion (£760 million) in ticket sales, joining the likes of Toy Story 4, Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin, Captain Marvel, Jon Favreau’s The Lion King reboot, and Avengers: Endgame, which is currently the highest-grossing movie of all time, raking in more than $2.7 billion (£2 billion).

And according to Variety, Disney’s last release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is also on course to become the studio’s seventh billion-dollar movie of last year.

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Idina Menzel: ‘Frozen II is better than the first film’

Idina Menzel has boldly claimed Frozen II is “better” than the first film.The star reprises her voice role as Elsa in the follow-up to the hit 2013 animated movie, and during an interview on Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast, explained that while she loves …

Idina Menzel has boldly claimed Frozen II is “better” than the first film.

The star reprises her voice role as Elsa in the follow-up to the hit 2013 animated movie, and during an interview on Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast, explained that while she loves the original, famous for the song Let It Go, she prefers the plot of the second and the sequel’s biggest tune Into the Unknown.

“I would just go on the record saying I think that this film is better than the first. I do, I love it, you know? I just, I love it. I love Let It Go, obviously; it’s one of the great gifts of my life to have this song and this character in my life and what it represents and how it’s allowed me to connect with audiences all over the world. It’s changed my life,” the 48-year-old commented. “But I actually really enjoy – except for the really high note that’s going to give me problems on a day where I have a cold – I’ve loved singing Into the Unknown. It makes me wanna cry, it gives me goosebumps when I listen to the underscore of it, the rolling bassline and the rhythm and everything. I just love it.”

As for the inspiration for the film’s songs, written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Idina added that she’s always been a big fan of the couple because they put the story first.

“It wasn’t about trying to write another big hooky melody,” she explained. “They wanted to make sure that this furthered the story properly and that they deepened and enriched these characters and helped them evolve into the young women that they are. So, they always come from story first, which is why I think then that they are so successful.”

Frozen II, also featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, and Alfred Molina, is in cinemas now.

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Producers gave Evan Rachel Wood standing ovation after Frozen 2 audition

Evan Rachel Wood made such an impression on the producers of Frozen 2 during her audition they gave her a standing ovation.The actress stars as Queen Iduna, the mother of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel’s sisters Anna and Elsa, in the animated sequel. Re…

Evan Rachel Wood made such an impression on the producers of Frozen 2 during her audition they gave her a standing ovation.

The actress stars as Queen Iduna, the mother of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel’s sisters Anna and Elsa, in the animated sequel.

Reflecting on her audition during a recent appearance on Good Morning America, Evan admitted that she was inspired by her son Jack, six, as she prepared for the screen test.

“Before I went in to do the audition I said, ‘I’m gonna do the audition for a Disney movie now’, and he (my son) says, ‘I hope they clap for you, mommy,'” she recalled. “And when I was done, they got up and they clapped, and I came home and I went, ‘Guess what? They clapped! It worked!'”

After winning the animated role, the 32-year-old discovered she’d have her own song in the film to share with her son.

“I’ve been singing Disney lullabies to my son since he was born and now I get to sing my own Disney lullaby to him,” Evan added. “It is absolutely surreal. I’m a really cool mom right now.”

As Iduna, the Westworld star sings the film’s opening number, All Is Found. Kacey Musgraves performs a version of the tune for the end credits of the movie.

Frozen 2, which also features the voices of Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, Alfred Molina, and Martha Plimpton, hits cinemas around the world from 22 November.

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Kristen Bell happy to appear on Frozen soundtrack alongside powerhouse Idina Menzel

Kristen Bell is more than happy to allow castmate Idina Menzel to perform all of the powerhouse ballads in the Frozen films.The actress has shared that she’s thrilled just to get a song in the animated films at all and likes to sit back so Menzel can h…

Kristen Bell is more than happy to allow castmate Idina Menzel to perform all of the powerhouse ballads in the Frozen films.

The actress has shared that she’s thrilled just to get a song in the animated films at all and likes to sit back so Menzel can hit all of the high notes.

“I’m of the opinion that when you have (basketball superstar) LeBron James on your team you don’t try and dunk,” she told The Talk. “We’ve got Idina Menzel. Just give me a song… a cute little melody.”

Bell has recorded new song The Next Right Thing for the upcoming Frozen sequel. But she anticipates fans are going to be raving about her co-star’s tunes Into the Unknown and Show Yourself, stating, “They are just gonna blow people’s minds.”

Among those eager to catch the highly anticipated sequel are Bell’s two daughters Lincoln, six, and Delta, four, who she shares with husband Dax Shepard.

“They also already know the whole plotline and all the songs, and I have yet to make them sign an NDA (nondisclosure agreement), so I could be screwed because they’re pretty chatty. I’ve been singing them the songs for a couple years now because we’ve been working on it for two and a half years,” she explained to People magazine. “They are very excited even though they know everything that happens. They were not as into Frozen one, they were only into Elsa and Anna because their friends were, but I think they’re going to be into Frozen 2.”

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Ashley Graham puts CBD-infused product on feet before wearing high heels

Ashley Graham swears a cannabidiol-infused product helps minimise the pain of wearing stilettos.The curvy model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has recently …

Ashley Graham swears a cannabidiol-infused product helps minimise the pain of wearing stilettos.

The curvy model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has recently landed major gigs for the likes of Swimsuits for All, Revlon, and Rag & Bone.

However, Ashley isn’t a fan of standing around in high heels for long photoshoots, and in an interview with Into The Gloss, she explained that she finds formulas made with cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from the hemp plant, really help.

“If I’m wearing heels, we’ve got to talk about Lord Jones,” she praised. “The CBD on the bottom of the foot is very necessary – it’s a model secret, because you have to be ready hours in advance of a show and you’re just standing around.”

Lord Jones is known for its High CBD Formula Body Lotion, High CBD Formula Body Oil, and the Royal Oil, which is made with CBD oil and pure grapeseed oil, with celebrities such as Liv Tyler, Kristen Bell, and Olivia Wilde also fans of the products.

Elsewhere in the chat, Ashley shared that she visits Mzia Shiman once a month for a facial and likes to use Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O Solution to remove her make-up each night.

She also likes Retrouve skincare products, after being recommended them by Tracee Ellis Ross’s make-up artist.

“The Intensive night moisturiser is very rich, but light enough that I’m not going to also break out. You only need a little bit of it. I also like the eye cream. I’m in my early thirties so I’m just doing it preventatively. I feel like eye creams are a little bit BS, but with this one, I can feel a difference,” the 31-year-old explained.

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Kristen Bell on Frozen 2: ‘Anna and Elsa have grown up’

Characters Anna and Elsa have “grown up” in Frozen 2, according to Kristen Bell.The first movie was released in 2013, and is still one of Disney’s biggest-ever hits, raking in more than $1.2 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated …

Characters Anna and Elsa have “grown up” in Frozen 2, according to Kristen Bell.

The first movie was released in 2013, and is still one of Disney’s biggest-ever hits, raking in more than $1.2 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

Fans clamoured for a sequel to the film, which also featured the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, and six years later, they’re finally getting their wish.

And Kristen, who voices Anna, recently explained that the movie will still appeal to the young girls and boys across the world who fell in love with the first film.

“It’ll still be appropriate for kids and kids will still love it, but these girls have grown up as well a little bit. I think the original fans of Frozen, who were little girls and now might not think it’s for them, will be pleasantly surprised,” she told reporters at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The Good Place star also revealed that writers Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, who also directed the Oscar-winning original, needed time to find the story for the sequel.

“It is a story that we waited a long time (for) so that it would reveal itself to the creators. What is the next progression in these characters’ lives that needs to be told? Not just like, ‘What’s another storyline we could do?'” Kristen told ComicBook.com.

While the plot of Frozen 2 has been kept under wraps, the movie reportedly focuses on Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf, along with reindeer Sven, searching for the mysterious source of Elsa’s magic powers.

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Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski to star in Bad Moms’ Moms

Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski have signed on to star in comedy Bad Moms’ Moms.At the STX Films presentation held as part of CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday (02Apr19), STX Films chairman Adam Fogelson announced that the studio was making a thi…

Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski have signed on to star in comedy Bad Moms’ Moms.

At the STX Films presentation held as part of CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday (02Apr19), STX Films chairman Adam Fogelson announced that the studio was making a third instalment in the Bad Moms franchise – a follow-up to 2016 hit Bad Moms and 2017 sequel A Bad Moms Christmas.

Sarandon, 72, will reprise her role as Kathryn Hahn’s character Carla’s rebellious mother Isis Dunkler while 66-year-old Baranski will once again star as Ruth Redmond – the mum of Mila Kunis’ Amy Mitchell. In addition, Cheryl Hines will reprise her role as Sandy, the mother of Kristen Bell’s Kiki.

Fogelson did not offer up any more details about Bad Moms’ Moms, including whether the core cast of the original two films would be returning, though he did describe the movie as “a whole new adventure that is attracting all sorts of great talent.”

In A Bad Moms Christmas, the plot followed Amy, Carla, and Kiki as they dealt with the arrival of their own mothers during the festive period. At the conclusion of the film, it was indicated that the older mums – Isis, Ruth, and Sandy – had become friends and were even planning a trip to Las Vegas, making it likely that Sin City will be where the next flick picks up.

Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, Bad Moms was an unexpected success at the box office, grossing over $183 million (£139 million) worldwide, while A Bad Moms Christmas made over $130 million (£99 million) globally. Previously, bosses at STX Films indicated that they were considering making a Bad Dads film, but with Bad Moms’ Moms in the works, it appears that idea is on the backburner.

Sarandon was most recently seen onscreen in TV series Ray Donovan and has been filming movies Going Places and Blackbird. Meanwhile, Baranski reprised her role as Tanya in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and fronted TV show The Good Fight, and Hines, 53, has appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm and voiced a character in the animated feature The Legend of Secret Pass.

A potential release date for Bad Moms’ Moms has not yet been set.

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard launch plant-based baby product line

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have become the latest stars to launch their own lifestyle brand – with products all designed for babies. The married actors, who share daughters Lincoln, five, and Delta, four, have teamed up with U.S. retail giant Walmar…

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have become the latest stars to launch their own lifestyle brand – with products all designed for babies.

The married actors, who share daughters Lincoln, five, and Delta, four, have teamed up with U.S. retail giant Walmart for Hello Bello, a range of affordable plant-based items, including diapers, wet wipes, shampoo and body wash, baby lotion, and bug spray.

“As a mum of two, I know how beautifully messy parenthood can be, and that’s why we created Hello Bello – a line of premium, super-effective baby care products to take care of your kids from head to butt to toe,” Kristen shares in a press release.

“Our products are fresh and fun. More importantly, we use plant-based ingredients and organic botanicals that are better for our kids and better for our world.”

Her husband Dax adds, “We know parenting is hard enough as it is. Parents shouldn’t have to choose between what’s good for their baby and good for their budget.”

The couple also promoted Hello Bello on the Parenthood actor’s Armchair Expert podcast on Monday, revealing the stars had been “working for two years” on developing the goods.

“(It’s) the stuff we would use on our babies – and do,” Kristen explained, adding that she was the main driving force behind the project: “I’m really anal about (product) ingredients.”

Pricing for items in the collection range from just under $2 (£1.50) to $24 (£18.50).

They aren’t the only celebrity parents to establish baby products free of nasty chemicals – Jessica Alba has found huge success with her Honest brand, which began with baby goods and household items, and has since expanded to include cosmetics and skincare.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet criticised over depiction of Princess Tiana’s hair

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet has received online backlash over the depiction of Princess Tiana’s hair.The animated comedy, the sequel to the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph, is due to be released in November (18) and sees Sarah Silverman and John C. Rei…

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet has received online backlash over the depiction of Princess Tiana’s hair.

The animated comedy, the sequel to the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph, is due to be released in November (18) and sees Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly reprise their voice-acting roles.

Ralph Breaks the Internet also features a number of Disney Princesses, including Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell as Elsa and Anna from Frozen, Auli’i Cravalho as Moana, and Anika Noni Rose reprising her part as Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. However, a number of fans have taken to social media to comment on the depiction of Tiana, the first American-American Disney Princess, with many taking issue with the rendering of her hair.

“Y’all don’t understand how important Princess Tiana is to Black girls,” one user wrote on Twitter. “We finally had a Disney princess that looked like us, and now, she doesn’t. They gave her Eurocentric features and turned her into a racially ambiguous woman. It’s a no from me, dawg.”

In the first teaser trailer for the movie, Tiana’s hair was styled in a press-and-curl updo and appeared to have a rounder nose – much like the way she appeared in the 2009 animated flick. However, in the latest trailer, she is pictured at a sleepover with a seemingly lighter complexion and natural, curly hair.

In a string of messages on Twitter, cartoonist and publisher Charlie ‘Spike’ Trotman compiled a “cheat sheet” for Disney animators and executives on how a black woman would most likely wear her tresses at night.

“Hi, folks! Just spur-of-the-moment decided to put together some reference for folks who want to draw/model black characters in their work, but aren’t confident they won’t make simple, obvious mistakes w/r/t (with respect to) black hair,” she wrote, alongside a series of hairstyle images. “I could honestly go on forever; black hair is complicated, political, and not something one thread on Twitter can explain. But I think it’s time to get to a few basic styles.”

Ralph Breaks the Internet, also featuring the voices of Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson and Gal Gadot, is due to hit cinemas from 21 November.

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