Selena Gomez gearing up to launch beauty line – report

Selena Gomez is reportedly gearing up to launch her own beauty collection. The superstar appears to be looking to make a splash in the booming cosmetics market, as editors at WWD reported on Tuesday that employees at her production company, July Moon…

Selena Gomez is reportedly gearing up to launch her own beauty collection. 

The superstar appears to be looking to make a splash in the booming cosmetics market, as editors at WWD reported on Tuesday that employees at her production company, July Moon Productions, recently filed a trademark for “Selena Gomez” at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

According to the publication, the filing covers a number of different beauty products, including “fragrances, cosmetics, skincare preparations, haircare preparations, soaps, moisturisers, and essential oils,” among other formulas.

Should the trademark be granted, the 27-year-old will follow in the footsteps of other celebrities taking over the beauty world. Lady Gaga is set to release her Haus Beauty line on Amazon in September, while Rihanna has found success with her Fenty Beauty brand, Drew Barrymore runs Flower Beauty, and Kim Kardashian oversees the popular KKW Beauty collection.  

Back in 2011, Gomez launched a namesake fragrance with Adrenalina, and during the development phase, she asked fans to help create her perfume’s scent by choosing the ingredients.  

Of late, the Hands to Myself hitmaker has collaborated on ready-to-wear collections with designers at New York-based fashion label Coach, following the success of her debut Selena Grace handbag and accessories line. 

And in 2018, she also created a range of apparel, shoes, and accessories with sportswear giant Puma. 

Her very first foray into fashion was in 2010 when she released her juniors and school apparel clothing line, Dream Out Loud, at U.S. store Kmart. However, this line is no longer available.  

A representative for Gomez has not yet commented on the trademark application.  

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Lady Gaga accused of stealing Oscar-winning tune Shallow from songwriter

Lady Gaga has been accused of stealing the melody for her Oscar-winning tune Shallow from U.S. songwriter Steve Ronsen. The 33-year-old singer took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the track, from the movie A Star Is Born, alongside c…

Lady Gaga has been accused of stealing the melody for her Oscar-winning tune Shallow from U.S. songwriter Steve Ronsen.

The 33-year-old singer took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the track, from the movie A Star Is Born, alongside co-writers Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando, and Mark Ronson.

But now relatively unknown songwriter Ronsen is asking for “millions and millions” of dollars in a settlement, claiming that the three-note progression in the tune is taken from his 2012 tune Almost, which has had less than a thousand streams on SoundCloud in the past five years.

To fight the allegations, Gaga has hired power lawyer Orin Snyder, who said in a statement to the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six: “Mr. Ronsen and his lawyer are trying to make easy money off the back of a successful artist. It is shameful and wrong. I applaud Lady Gaga for having the courage and integrity to stand up on behalf of successful artists who find themselves on the receiving end of such (claims). Should Mr. Shirian proceed with this case, Lady Gaga will fight it vigorously and will prevail.”

Ronsen alleges the G, A, B note hook in Shallow was taken from Almost, but Gaga’s team hit back by responding that the note trio has appeared in musical pieces dating back centuries – such as Kansas’ track Dust In The Wind, released in 1978.

Contacted by Page Six, Ronsen’s attorney Mark D. Shirian said in a statement: “In an effort to amicably resolve this matter months ago, my office provided Lady Gaga’s legal team, at their request, with an official report from a renowned and respected musicologist and professor who determined that there are significant tempo, melodic, rhythmic and harmonic similarities between the two ‘hooks’ of the songs at issue. Lady Gaga’s team has yet to provide my office with an opposing musicologist report, which we have requested multiple times.”

It remains to be seen whether or not Ronsen goes forward with his threat to launch a million-dollar lawsuit against Gaga over the claims.

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Matt Damon gets names of his four daughters tattooed on arm

Matt Damon has honoured his four daughters by getting their names tattooed onto his arm.The Hollywood actor married Luciana Barroso in 2005, with Damon becoming a stepfather to his wife’s daughter Alexia, 20, and the couple later welcoming Isabella, 13…

Matt Damon has honoured his four daughters by getting their names tattooed onto his arm.

The Hollywood actor married Luciana Barroso in 2005, with Damon becoming a stepfather to his wife’s daughter Alexia, 20, and the couple later welcoming Isabella, 13, Gia, 10, and Stella, eight.

While Damon doesn’t have a public Instagram account, celebrity tattoo artist Daniel Stone took to the social media site on Tuesday to post a black-and-white snap of the star’s new ink.

“FOR HIS KIDS #alexia #isabella #gia #stella Honour tattooing one of my favourite actors! #MATTDAMON,” wrote Stone in the caption.

The names of Damon’s daughters are written in a very fine cursive script and are placed on his right upper arm. They sit next to the 48-year-old’s tattoo of his wife’s name, with the word “Lucy” also inked in a flowing text.

In addition, Stone uploaded a happy photo showing him posing with Damon, with both men beaming at the camera.

“Matt is a legend and a very cool human being,” he told E! News. “I’m so happy that I was able to give him this tattoo! He is one of my favourite actors.”

The tattoo artist is no stranger to creating body art for big stars, having previously tattooed the likes of Joe Jonas, Miley Cyrus, and Lady Gaga.

It is not known if Damon had any further tattoos done. However, when his friend and longtime collaborator Ben Affleck unveiled a bold back inking depicting a phoenix rising from the ashes a couple of years ago, the Suburbicon star was very supportive.

“It’s not one man’s job to tell another man what he can do to his back,” he said during an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in March 2018. “I support him in all of his artistic expression.”

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Brandon Maxwell shares candid post on feeling ‘not relevant enough’

Brandon Maxwell has opened up about his mental health struggles and revealed he sometimes feels “not relevant enough”.The Texas-born designer recently took to Instagram to share an empowering message with his 518,000 followers and confessed that he som…

Brandon Maxwell has opened up about his mental health struggles and revealed he sometimes feels “not relevant enough”.

The Texas-born designer recently took to Instagram to share an empowering message with his 518,000 followers and confessed that he sometimes struggles with anxiety.

“So many mornings I wake up and feel like I’m on the most turbulent airplane ride, just gripping the armrest and closing my eyes waiting to rise above the clouds and into the clear blue sky, counting every second until I hear that ding letting me know the seatbelt sign is off and the road ahead is bump-free,” he wrote alongside a vintage image of Dolly Parton, before admitting that he sometimes feels ” too big, too dense, not relevant enough, fading, unlovable”.

Maxwell then urged his fans to ignore what they see in magazines and on TV, as “no one has it easier than the other”.

“Each one of us wakes up every morning meeting the occasion to find the strength within ourselves to put two feet on the floor when the sun rises, to set out into a day that challenges us, forces us to face ourselves, our demons, our insecurities, our shortcomings, and finally, our strengths,” the 34-year-old continued. “What defines you today, tomorrow, and forever, is not what you didn’t do right, what success you didn’t achieve, how much money you didn’t or didn’t make, how many likes you did or didn’t get.”

A number of Maxwell’s celebrity followers praised him in the comments section, with Sarah Paulson writing, “This is incredible,” while January Jones added: “Beautiful words, thank you.”

His post comes as Anne Hathaway publicly shared how the Project Runway judge had sweetly embroidered the words, “Anne + 1” in a custom-made dress, with the Oscar winner having just announced her second pregnancy.

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Lady Gaga ‘not interested’ in making money from Haus Laboratories

Lady Gaga is “not interested” in making money from her first-ever make-up collection, Haus Laboratories.The Grammy Award-winning singer is gearing up to launch her beauty line on Amazon in September. While the Born This Way hitmaker got an investor for…

Lady Gaga is “not interested” in making money from her first-ever make-up collection, Haus Laboratories.

The Grammy Award-winning singer is gearing up to launch her beauty line on Amazon in September. While the Born This Way hitmaker got an investor for the company, Gaga has now insisted she isn’t bothered about the financial side of her business.

“I’m not interested in just building out a giant brand and making a bunch of money and selling it; this is my baby,” the 33-year-old told WWD. “I joke about it with my CEO, Ben Jones, all the time. I’m like, ‘You’re going to be prying this company from my cold dead fingers if you ever want to sell it.'”

Gaga hinted at the possibility of a full make-up collection being released in the near future, but for now, she’s more concerned with ensuring her brand is fully inclusive and represents real beauty.

“I see something happening in the world where I think a lot of people feel a pressure to look a certain type of way,” the A Star Is Born actress explained. “Either to look like someone else or to be so precise with their make-up and look so airbrushed and (perfect on) social media to fit in and to be considered beautiful, and I really want to take that idea, and I want to smash it.”

Haus Laboratories will debut the first three products – RIP Lip Liner, Le Riot Lip Gloss and Glam Attack all-over shimmer powder – on Amazon for fans to pre-order on 15 July.

To start, the items come in a collection format – priced at $49 (£39) for lip gloss, lip liner and shimmer powder – with six different themes.

There is the Haus of Chained Ballerina collection, which Gaga said was inspired by dancers, the Haus of Goddess, Haus of Rockstar, Haus of Dynasty, Haus of Metalhead, and Haus of Rose B**ch.

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Lady Gaga finally unveils Haus Laboratories cosmetics collection

Lady Gaga has officially unveiled plans to launch her own beauty brand in an exclusive partnership with bosses at online retail giant Amazon. The Born This Way hitmaker was first rumoured to be entering the cosmetics industry last year, and on Tuesday…

Lady Gaga has officially unveiled plans to launch her own beauty brand in an exclusive partnership with bosses at online retail giant Amazon.

The Born This Way hitmaker was first rumoured to be entering the cosmetics industry last year, and on Tuesday, she debuted her first promo video for Haus Laboratories on social media.

In the campaign footage, called Our Haus. Your Rules, Gaga declared: “The last thing the world needs is another beauty brand. But that’s too bad. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but at Haus Laboratories, we say beauty is how you see yourself.”

Explaining her decision to partner with Amazon, she told Business of Fashion in a statement: “There are companies that see me, what I stand for and the way that I view the world, and if it’s not perfectly in line with what they do and they’re worried about alienating consumers… They’ll be like, ‘Can you just change half of the equation?’ (which for me is the entire equation) so that we can, ‘Do a deal.’

“The answer is no. No deal. No message of self-acceptance, no deal. This (deal with Amazon) was so wonderful because this was like, ‘Let’s make a deal, let’s make a deal to change the world with their beauty.'”

The products set to hit the market in September include make-up kits that combine lip gloss, lip liner, and all-over colour, with the first collection made available in six shade groups.

“Colour is completely transformative – it’s powerful, it’s beautiful, and it’s how I found my voice with make-up,” the 33-year-old shared. “I discovered myself, but also other people discovered me, for me, through the way that I was expressing myself.”

Fans will be able to pre-order the Haus Laboratories range from 15 July, with kits featuring a trio of products priced at $49 (£39).

The superstar’s announcement comes just days after untouched images from the campaign were leaked online.

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Lady Gaga praised for ‘natural’ Haus Beauty campaign after photos leak

Lady Gaga has been praised for using untouched images to promote her make-up line Haus Beauty after photos from the campaign were leaked online.Fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the 33-year-old’s foray into beauty since she trademarked Haus Beaut…

Lady Gaga has been praised for using untouched images to promote her make-up line Haus Beauty after photos from the campaign were leaked online.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the 33-year-old’s foray into beauty since she trademarked Haus Beauty for cosmetics and skincare – under her company name Ate My Heart Inc. – back in February last year, and snaps from the collection were recently leaked on social media.

Instagram account @trendmood1 shared the images, which apparently show the campaign imagery from Gaga’s debut make-up line.

Despite no confirmation from the Born This Way hitmaker if they are the finalised photos for Haus Beauty, Gaga is being praised by fans for refusing to use Photoshop on herself and other models featured in the campaign.

“I love how her promo photos aren’t over edited! You can totally see her natural facial features and her skin’s real texture!” one follower commented, while another fan added: “She sells cosmetics, not Photoshop.”

Four images have been teased so far, with two showing Gaga wearing dramatic make-up with her blonde hair loosely pinned up on her head.

Instagram account Trendmood initially shared the snaps, and revealed that the Haus Beauty line will cover a huge range of products, including make-up, skincare, perfumes, massage oils and self-tan.

Gaga has also reportedly created a Haus Laboratories YouTube channel, but it is not yet known if that is the official page for the beauty collection.

The Oscar-winning songwriter regularly uses #hausbeauty and #hausofgaga hashtags on her Instagram posts, leading fans to suspect she will be dropping Haus Beauty imminently.

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Brandon Maxwell ‘completely in shock’ over 2019 CFDA Awards win

Brandon Maxwell still can’t believe he scooped a top prize at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards.The Texas-born designer has risen up the ranks of the fashion world in recent years, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director…

Brandon Maxwell still can’t believe he scooped a top prize at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards.

The Texas-born designer has risen up the ranks of the fashion world in recent years, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director since 2012 and founded his own women’s ready-to-wear label in 2015.

On Monday night, Maxwell was named Womenswear Designer of the Year during a ceremony held at the Brooklyn Museum, seeing him beat out the likes of Marc Jacobs and Rosie Assoulin, and he has since taken to Instagram to share his excitement over the accolade.

“It all felt like a dream. I’m so honoured and grateful and completely in shock to have been named Womenswear Designer of the Year at last night’s @cfda awards. To say that I am surprised and humbled would be an understatement,” he wrote alongside a snap of him holding his trophy. “There is a moment somewhere of me on camera holding on to the podium for at least 5-10 seconds because I was absolutely sure I was going to pass out right in front of all my heroes, and I apologise to everyone in the room for the very, very long pauses in between words while I was catching my breath.”

In addition, Maxwell praised his peers and colleagues, making a point of honouring the dedicated workers in the fashion industry.

“My incredible team, my friends and family, the women who have purchased and worn our clothes and the women who bring them to life on the runway, the retailers, editors, and stylists, I thank you truly from the bottom of my heart. I am so proud to be in this industry, where our primary goal is to create work that helps to make others feel good about themselves and inspired, and just being invited to sit in the room with all of my peers who do that every day was the real win for me,” the 34-year-old added.

Other major winners on the night included Rick Owens, who was named Menswear Designer of the Year, and The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who took home the Accessory Designer of the Year prize.

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Nicola Formichetti collaborated with Lady Gaga’s fans for Las Vegas museum

Nicola Formichetti worked with Lady Gaga’s fans for the Haus of Gaga exhibition. The Bad Romance hitmaker is showcasing her iconic outfits at the mini-museum, including her meat dress from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, her custom cigarette shades fr…

Nicola Formichetti worked with Lady Gaga’s fans for the Haus of Gaga exhibition.

The Bad Romance hitmaker is showcasing her iconic outfits at the mini-museum, including her meat dress from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, her custom cigarette shades from the Telephone music video, and her Ally costume from Oscar-winning movie A Star is Born.

Gaga has dreamed for years of creating a space for fans to enjoy her costumes, and the exhibition features more than 20 outfits and over 40 wigs accessories and shoes.

And Formichetti, Gaga’s frequent collaborator, called upon the singer’s fans, known as Little Monsters, to help her fact-check and even decide on the pieces to be shown in the museum.

“One of the most fun things we did was actually collaborate with her Little Monsters. That was very special for me,” he told Paper magazine. “We contacted all the super fans, her Little Monsters, to initially get the vibe of what kinds of stuff they wanted to see. Which looks were their favourite, and also fact checking.

“They’re so anal about the dates. ‘Oh no, she wasn’t wearing that shoe on that day’, so we were checking facts with her Little Monsters. This space is for her fans, so I wanted to collaborate with her fans to give it back to them.”

The Diesel artistic director and Nicopanda founder was overcome with emotion when visiting the exhibition before it opened to the public, and revealed they chose to organise the exhibition as a “10-year stamp” on Gaga’s career.

“There are so many memories. It’s her life, it’s our lives. It’s almost like perfume – you remember that moment with a smell, it’s very much like that,” he explained. “It feels weird, but it’s sort of like a nice 10-year stamp to say, ‘Look what we did and thank you’, in a way to her fans.

“But this is just the beginning, I feel. The movie (A Star Is Born) changed things completely. She just keeps surprising people.”

The Haus of Gaga is open to the public until 8 November.

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Lady Gaga opening Haus of Gaga store in Las Vegas

Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga store will officially open at the Park MGM in Las Vegas on 30 May.The Poker Face singer, who is gearing up to return to Sin City for her ongoing Enigma residency, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the news, posting the bl…

Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga store will officially open at the Park MGM in Las Vegas on 30 May.

The Poker Face singer, who is gearing up to return to Sin City for her ongoing Enigma residency, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the news, posting the black and white Haus of Gaga logo, with a pink neon sign that read ‘Las Vegas’.

It is not yet clear what will be sold at the Haus of Gaga boutique, but sources tell the Las Vegas Review-Journal it will be stocked with Gaga-branded products.

And the A Star Is Born actress is also hoping to staff the shop with fans, known as Little Monsters. According to the MGM Resorts International career website, the retail store is hiring part-time and full-time sales associates.

“Become one of the stars behind the show and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands,” the employment listing reads. “Our company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race.”

Gaga, 33, first set up Haus of Gaga in 2008, with the concept originally modelled on Andy Warhol’s Factory and consisting of her creative team. Current members of her crew include her fashion director Brandon Maxwell, hairstylist Frederic Aspiras and make-up artist Sarah Tanno.

Previously, Aspiras opened up to Entertainment Tonight about his work with the Haus of Gaga, and explained that he always wants the superstar to feel “special, beautiful and confident”.

“I’m so grateful to have had shared this journey thus far (with Gaga),” he commented. “But today, we celebrate the achievement of someone who believes in her art and empowers me to work beyond the lines. I find that to be the most rewarding part of the relationship that I have with Gaga.”

Gaga’s next Las Vegas show will take place on 30 May, with the current run of Enigma continuing until 8 November.

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