Emily Ratajkowski donating pieces from clothing line to women’s shelter

Emily Ratajkowski is donating pieces from her Inamorata clothing line to a women’s shelter in Los Angeles. The model/actress launched Inamorata as a swimwear brand back in 2017 and she has since expanded her business to include underwear and clothing….

Emily Ratajkowski is donating pieces from her Inamorata clothing line to a women’s shelter in Los Angeles.

The model/actress launched Inamorata as a swimwear brand back in 2017 and she has since expanded her business to include underwear and clothing.

And on Wednesday, Emily announced that she was partnering with the team at Alexandria House and donating pieces to help them and their guests recover from a fire in March.

“So Inamorata Woman is owned and operated entirely by women and we’re always looking to partner with non-profits or organisations that support women and female-identifying individuals,” she explained to her Instagram followers in a video. “That’s how I got introduced to Alexandria House, which is an organisation here in Los Angeles. It’s been around since 1996, and they help women and children who are experiencing homelessness to provide temporary shelter while they find economic stability and permanent housing.

“On March 19th, they experienced a fire, five families lost everything, luckily, no one was hurt, but they really need donations of basics right now. Inamorata is committed to providing them with bras, underwear, we’re doing dresses, some cute sets, and for every order made on Inamorata.com, we’re going to be adding an additional item.”

Emily also urged fans to donate any unused or brand-new personal items of clothing to the organisation using a link on her page.

In the caption, the Gone Girl star explained that the brand will be donating “underwear, bras, shorts, tanks and dresses” to the families currently living at Alexandria House, and they will be gifting an extra item on every order “for the next month”.

Emily is currently in lockdown in Los Angeles with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and their dog.

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Streamed films to be eligible for 2021 Oscars due to coronavirus pandemic

Films that were unable to show in cinemas due to the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for the 2021 Academy Awards. Officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organises the Oscars, announced on Tuesday that they w…

Films that were unable to show in cinemas due to the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for the 2021 Academy Awards.

Officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organises the Oscars, announced on Tuesday that they were making temporary changes to their eligibility criteria as a result of cinemas being closed due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Previously, to be eligible for consideration for Oscars glory, films had to be shown in a commercial cinema in Los Angeles County for a theatrical run of at least seven consecutive days. Now, movies which had a planned theatrical run but had to be released on streaming or video-on-demand services instead may qualify for categories, including Best Picture, for the 93rd Academy Awards.

“The Academy firmly believes there is no greater way to experience the magic of movies than to see them in a theatre. Our commitment to that is unchanged and unwavering,” said Academy president David Rubin and chief executive officer Dawn Hudson in a statement. “Nonetheless, the historically tragic Covid-19 pandemic necessitates this temporary exception to our awards eligibility rules. The Academy supports our members and colleagues during this time of uncertainty. We recognise the importance of their work being seen and also celebrated, especially now, when audiences appreciate movies more than ever.”

All films released after cinemas fully reopen will be expected to comply with the traditional rules, although the Academy will expand the number of qualifying cinema locations to include cities such as New York, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, and Atlanta.

In addition, the Academy’s Board of Governors also announced that the sound editing and sound mixing categories would be combined into one from now on and that all eligible Academy members will be invited to vote in the preliminary round of voting for the Best International Feature Film category.

And as part of their sustainability effort, they will stop distributing physical DVD screeners following the 2021 awards show, which is set to take place on 28 February.

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Naomi Campbell taking time to focus on ‘simple pleasures’ during coronavirus crisis

Naomi Campbell is concentrating on “simple pleasures” in light of the coronavirus crisis sweeping the world.Last Tuesday, the British supermodel hit headlines when she flew from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to New York City while wearing a w…

Naomi Campbell is concentrating on “simple pleasures” in light of the coronavirus crisis sweeping the world.

Last Tuesday, the British supermodel hit headlines when she flew from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to New York City while wearing a white hazmat suit along with a blue N95 mask and a pair of pink Latex gloves to protect herself from Covid-19.

But while Naomi remains very concerned about the spread of the disease, in an Instagram post uploaded on Sunday, she also noted that the pandemic has forced herself and many others to slow down.

“As my heart remains with the lives around the globe that are severely affected right now, I am finding my own world somewhat unfamiliar,” the 49-year-old wrote alongside a picture of her standing outdoors next to her godson. “During the past few days, I’ve spent much time at home isolated with loved ones. I’ve cooked, cleaned, caught up with people over the phone, grocery shopped, online read, slept, listened to music and walked to the piers for fresh air. And day by day I’m reminded of all these simple things, the simple pleasures in my life that make happiness. We must learn to educate our hearts and minds to create value in every moment.”

Even though the thought of travelling across the U.S. made her “nervous and anxious” last week, Naomi is glad she took the flight, and she’s planning to stay put in the Big Apple for the time being.

“I’m learning what it means to put my busy or complicated life on hold and just be still for a while, in one place, with hyper-awareness of the people and spaces directly around me and the moment to moment actions I am making,” the model added. “By no means am I thrilled about this scenario we’re all facing, but I am certain that moments like these can be incredibly introspective and reflective, they can help to ground us, and ultimately make us more full, compassionate and mindful people, creating unity to remind us we are all human.”

More than 170,000 people have been affected in 158 countries since the coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China back in December. Italy, Spain, and some parts of the U.S. have gone into lockdown to contain the spread of the virus, with more than 6,600 people confirmed to have died.

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Naomi Campbell issues coronavirus warning in YouTube video teaser

Naomi Campbell has issued a warning about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a new teaser for her upcoming YouTube video.The supermodel hit headlines when she flew from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday while wearing a white hazmat su…

Naomi Campbell has issued a warning about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a new teaser for her upcoming YouTube video.

The supermodel hit headlines when she flew from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday while wearing a white hazmat suit along with a blue N95 mask and a pair of pink Latex gloves to protect herself from the virus.

When she shared pictures of her outfit on Instagram, she teased that she would be making a video for her YouTube channel about the flight, and on Thursday night, she posted a teaser clip in which she addressed the global health crisis.

“I’m in L.A. I’m flying back home to New York, I’m not gonna lie to you and say I’m not nervous to take this flight but I am,” she says to the camera. “The coronavirus is real, it is serious. We are all in the same boat, we are to learn something from this we absolutely are.”

The video also featured shots of Naomi putting on her protective outerwear as she prepared to travel across the U.S.

In the caption, she told her followers the full video would be released on Friday.

The 49-year-old’s precautionary measures came a day after she took to Instagram to share a heartfelt dedication to those living in her former home of Italy, as the disease spreads throughout the country.

“My beloved ITALY Of which I spent the first 3 years of my early life. I’m with you. Thank you for always embracing me and giving me so much love #wishing speedy recovery,” she wrote.

The model previously hit headlines last year when she posted a viral video on her YouTube channel in which she detailed the lengths she goes to in an effort to avoid illnesses while travelling. She revealed she wipes her aeroplane seat down with sanitisers and wears medical masks.

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Anna Wintour applauds Tom Ford for staging fashion show in Los Angeles

Anna Wintour has commended Tom Ford for staging his latest fashion show in Los Angeles.Steering clear of the New York Fashion Week calendar, the American designer unveiled his fall/winter 2020 collection at Milk Studios in early February, just days bef…

Anna Wintour has commended Tom Ford for staging his latest fashion show in Los Angeles.

Steering clear of the New York Fashion Week calendar, the American designer unveiled his fall/winter 2020 collection at Milk Studios in early February, just days before the Academy Awards.

The spectacle included top models such as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, and in a new chat for her Go Ask Anna video series, Wintour praised Ford’s bold move.

“First and foremost, I want to applaud Tom Ford for showing in Los Angeles, because I totally reject the idea that everybody always has to do the same thing and show in the same way. We’re an industry that’s meant to be about change, so why don’t we change more often?” she mused. “So, taking his super glamorous show with his super glamorous audience to Los Angeles, I thought, was genius. The show was exciting and vibrant… and every woman there wanted every dress on the runway.”

Wintour attended numerous presentations over the course of Fashion Month, with her other top picks including the Marni, Louis Vuitton, and JW Anderson shows. She also loved the inventive Marc Jacobs show held at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week, with the spectacle drawing in the likes of Naomi Campbell, Sofia Coppola, and Nicki Minaj, and featuring a performance from Karole Armitage and her troupe of dancers.

“He surprised us all by having sort of a cabaret setup. The whole space was filled with an army of Karole Armitage dancers and models mixing in with each other. You weren’t sure who was a dancer and who was a model. It was a very joyful, intimate and exhilarating experience,” the 70-year-old added.

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Meghan Trainor models in Christian Cowan x The Powerpuff Girls runway show

Meghan Trainor strutted her stuff during the 2020 Christian Cowan x The Powerpuff Girls show on Sunday.The All About That Bass hitmaker donned a bright blue dress with giant blue feathered sleeves and silver boots for the spectacle held in Los Angeles,…

Meghan Trainor strutted her stuff during the 2020 Christian Cowan x The Powerpuff Girls show on Sunday.

The All About That Bass hitmaker donned a bright blue dress with giant blue feathered sleeves and silver boots for the spectacle held in Los Angeles, with the look making her resemble the cartoon character of Bubbles.

Posting a snap of herself in the outfit to her Instagram page, Meghan gushed: “Look mom, I’m a model!! @christiancowan love you forever.”

The 26-year-old was joined by YouTube star Nikita Dragun, who was outfitted in a pink dress to look like Blossom, and Kellee Moran, who sported Buttercup’s signature green look.

Marking the second time Cowan has designed a collection inspired by The Powerpuff Girls, the fashion star was thrilled that the line, which will benefit a charity called In her Shoes, was unveiled on International Women’s Day.

“This collaboration will benefit @InHerShoesMvmt, a nonprofit organisation that aims to be the catalyst for courage and takes a stand for girls’ freedom of expression, the assertion of passion, and pursuit of possibility in every aspect of their lives,” a brand rep posted on social media.

Elsewhere in the fall/winter show, Cowan split the outfits up into three categories. The Digital Boasting-themed items featured silk-crepes, velvets, and lame fabrics, while the Nature’s Apex Predator collection was heavy on digital animal prints, and the Ceremony designs were inspired by fireworks and contained a lot of crystallised digital prints.

Other celebrities in attendance at the presentation included Kalen Allen, Alyson Stoner, Lisa Rinna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Rebecca Black, Gigi Gorgeous, and Patrick Starrr.

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Kylie Jenner collaborating with Balmain on capsule make-up collection

Kylie Jenner has teamed up with Balmain to release a capsule collection of make-up.The Kylie Cosmetics mogul has collaborated with close family friend Olivier Rousteing, the creative director at the French fashion house, to create the Kylie X Balmain c…

Kylie Jenner has teamed up with Balmain to release a capsule collection of make-up.

The Kylie Cosmetics mogul has collaborated with close family friend Olivier Rousteing, the creative director at the French fashion house, to create the Kylie X Balmain collection, which features lip gloss, a lip kit consisting of a blush pink liquid lipstick and soft chocolate nude lip liner, pressed powder, and nine-pan eyeshadow palette.

To mark the launch of the range on Friday, Kylie will serve as the artistic director for make-up at Balmain’s Paris Fashion Week show, during which the cosmetics will be unveiled.

“This is really the first time I’ve collaborated with a fashion house, and Olivier has created so many incredible looks… We worked together the entire process and were always video calling each other to discuss colours and swatches, as well as the packaging design,” the 22-year-old told WWD. “Olivier and I talked through which products we wanted to create, and we agreed that an eye shadow palette, a matte lip kit, and a high gloss would really bring together the look we were aiming for.

“We worked together and selected the colours for all products and designed the packaging. We knew we wanted to launch it the same day we do the fashion show so the whole day is about the show and the collab.”

The reality TV star, who founded her cosmetics empire in 2015, will reportedly fly to Paris on Tuesday to prepare for the show and attend model castings.

“She’s incredibly hands-on. It’s quite incredible working with Kylie, because she has a very clear vision of what she wants and she’s very committed to the job,” Rousteing commented to the fashion publication. “She wanted to know when the first make-up artist will be arriving backstage, so she’s going to be there at 7:30 a.m. to be the first to work on all the models.”

To celebrate the collaboration, she will attend a party at the Balmain store in Paris on Friday. Items from the range will be available to purchase from the Kylie Cosmetics’ website in the U.S.

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Gigi Hadid’s Instagram photo lawsuit battle dismissed

A judge has granted Gigi Hadid’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit with a paparazzi agency over an Instagram photo. The model was accused of illegally profiting from the work of photographers at Xclusive-Lee, Inc. last year, but according to editors at Peop…

A judge has granted Gigi Hadid’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit with a paparazzi agency over an Instagram photo.

The model was accused of illegally profiting from the work of photographers at Xclusive-Lee, Inc. last year, but according to editors at People, the suit has been dropped.

U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in Los Angeles reportedly sided with Hadid’s legal team and dismissed the case after the 24-year-old was accused of featuring images of herself on social media without permission.

She ruled that the independent photo agency company – that owned the photo of Hadid – could not sue for direct copyright infringement because it failed to demonstrate that “the defendant has actually copied the plaintiff’s work.”

Hadid’s legal representatives previously described the lawsuit as nothing more than an effort to extract money from her when the catwalk star was threatened with legal action in October after she shared a paparazzi photo of herself on Instagram.

The snap showed Hadid wearing a denim blazer and matching shorts, with silver high heels and a bag.

Bosses at Xclusive-Lee, Inc. subsequently sued her in January for failing to license the image from them or get their permission. They alleged that approximately 1.6 million people commented on or liked the model’s photo within four days after Hadid posted it on Instagram.

The firm was seeking damages for copyright infringement and any profits gained from the image, which was later removed from the social media site.

John Quinn, the attorney representing Hadid in the case, told People on Thursday that he was pleased the court “recognised this case for what it was – an effort to extract a settlement from Ms. Hadid with little regard for the basic requirements of copyright law.”

The case is now officially closed.

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Samuel L. Jackson unconcerned by Spider-Man poster eyepatch error

Samuel L. Jackson is unconcerned by an eyepatch error in some Spider-Man: Far From Home posters.Earlier this week, the Marvel movies regular took to Instagram to share a side-by-side comparison of two separate posters featuring his character Nick Fury,…

Samuel L. Jackson is unconcerned by an eyepatch error in some Spider-Man: Far From Home posters.

Earlier this week, the Marvel movies regular took to Instagram to share a side-by-side comparison of two separate posters featuring his character Nick Fury, in which his signature eyepatch appears on different eyes.

Jackson captioned the images: “Uhhhhhhh, What In The Actual F**K IS GOING ON HERE???!!!,” suggesting “#headsgonroll.”

However, when speaking to reporters from USA Today at the movie’s Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday, he insisted the social media post was made in jest.

“I was like: ‘I haven’t posted anything today, I’ll post this.’ That’s it,” he shared.

Reflecting that fans probably misinterpreted the post because of his use of expletives, he added: “I use that word (f**k) a lot. Always.”

All of the Spider-Man: Far From Home cast turned up for the debut screening, including Tom Holland, who plays the lead role of Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck/ Mysterio, and Zendaya in the part of Michelle “MJ” Jones. While all of the stars got dressed up for the night, it was Zendaya who captured the attention of photographers, with the 22-year-old rocking a red and black sequin backless gown from Armani Prive. She opted to accessorise with black stilettos from Christian Louboutin and had her freshly dyed dark red locks styled straight.

“If she was Spider-Man this would be her suit….. wearing Armani Prive @armani and @louboutinworld,” Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach wrote alongside a snap of the actress posing on the red carpet.

Spider-Man: Far From Home, which also features Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Marisa Tomei, is set to hit cinemas on 2 July.

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Tom Hanks feared Forrest Gump wouldn’t ‘make any sense’

Tom Hanks had no idea what was going on while he filmed 1994 classic Forrest Gump.The actor portrayed the titular character, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th cent…

Tom Hanks had no idea what was going on while he filmed 1994 classic Forrest Gump.

The actor portrayed the titular character, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States, in the Robert Zemeckis-directed movie.

But while Forrest Gump won six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role, Hanks has now admitted he was shocked by the flick’s success.

“We wondered what we were doing, and we wondered if it was all going to make any sense,” he laughed to an Entertainment Tonight reporter at the Los Angeles premiere of Toy Story 4 on Tuesday. “Any movie that you’re making requires two things. One, a huge leap of faith in the alliance you’ve made with everybody else who’s making the movie, and also trust in the process somehow, and that if you love it and you do your due diligence, and you never let go of the potential that it could be made, it will all work out.

“Fact is, that was a magnificent movie and a surprise either way. I think the reasons that it has lasted, (is) it’s accurate both to who we were back when it first came out and who we are still today.”

Elsewhere at the Toy Story 4 debut, Hanks spoke about voicing cowboy toy Sheriff Woody for the fourth instalment and the similarities between himself and the character.

“I am a team player. I love being part of an ensemble, and I think we are always in this together somehow,” the 62-year-old said to PeopleTV reporters. “Anybody can make it a miserable day by being cranky or self-centred or thinking that it’s all about them instead of all about the whole.”

Toy Story 4, also featuring the voices of Tim Allen, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves, hits cinemas from 20 June.

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