Jim Carrey and Will Smith growing beards during self-isolation

Jim Carrey and Will Smith have decided to grow beards while in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.The Mask star has chosen to let his facial grooming routine slide during the unexpected downtime, and plans to keep fans updated on his hairy …

Jim Carrey and Will Smith have decided to grow beards while in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Mask star has chosen to let his facial grooming routine slide during the unexpected downtime, and plans to keep fans updated on his hairy transformation by sharing regular snaps of his progress on social media.

Taking to Twitter to share a selfie to show off his stubble on Monday, Carrey wrote, “Day 1. I’m growing a beard until we all go back to work. I’ll post reg (regular) pics so you can marvel at the miracle of my meaningless transformation. Normally, I try to stay on the cutting edge of entertainment. Now I shall conquer the uncutting edge. Please join me. #letsgrowtogether.”

Commenting on his post, Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams announced she would be taking up the challenge, only she has chosen to let her body hair grow out.

“Gonna do this with my armpits,” the 22-year-old replied.

He’s not the only one growing a beard – followers of Smith’s Instagram account noticed that his facial hair, a closely trimmed moustache, and beard, had been significantly growing, and he addressed the comments in a video on Tuesday.

“I’ve been reading all the comments and all y’all talking crazy about my beard, y’all talking about my beard. I don’t know why you’re acting surprised, I’ve been rocking the beard forever,” he joked, before he shared clips of himself in Men in Black, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Aladdin. They had been edited so that his current bushy salt and pepper beard had been placed on his characters’ faces.

“Who else lettin’ their beard grow out?!” he wrote in the caption.

They aren’t the only one growing out hair – country star Blake Shelton recently announced he is growing back his mullet as a “symbol of hope” during the global health crisis.

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Disney postpone release of Mulan in response to coronavirus outbreak

Disney has postponed the upcoming release of Mulan, The New Mutants, and Antlers out of an “abundance of caution” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The release of the live-action remake of Disney’s 1998 animation, about a girl who disguises herself as a…

Disney has postponed the upcoming release of Mulan, The New Mutants, and Antlers out of an “abundance of caution” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The release of the live-action remake of Disney’s 1998 animation, about a girl who disguises herself as a man to fight in the army, had already been delayed in some countries, including China, due to the crisis. But on Thursday, Disney bosses announced it would no longer be unveiled on 27 March.

Director Niki Caro addressed the news on social media, telling her followers, “We are so excited to share this film with the world, but given the current ever-shifting circumstances we are all experiencing, unfortunately, we have to postpone the worldwide release of Mulan for now. Our hearts are with everyone the world over who is affected by this virus, and we hope that Mulan’s fighting spirit will continue to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and support, and I can’t wait for the day where we will all get to experience this tale of a girl warrior who became a legend together.”

The movie was postponed on Thursday, as Caro and the cast, including Liu Yifei and Jason Scott Lee, attended the London premiere in Leicester Square. Ahead of the event, Disney officials had announced they were downscaling the event, so it would be a contained indoor screening rather than a red carpet. The U.S. premiere had taken place on Monday.

In addition to Mulan, Disney executives also announced on Thursday that they were postponing the release of Antlers, a horror starring Keri Russell, and X-Men spin-off, The New Mutants, starring Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy. The release of the latter has already been postponed multiple times since its original slot of April 2018. Both films, which were due to hit cinemas in April, and Mulan, have been delayed indefinitely.

Many big studio films have been postponed due to the outbreak, which has led to the closure of cinemas and restrictions on public gatherings. Affected films include No Time to Die, Fast and Furious 9, A Quiet Place Part II, Peter Rabbit, and the U.S. release of My Spy and The Lovebirds. Currently, the next big film release is Trolls: World Tour on 10 April.

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Maisie Williams co-designs sustainable outfit with Weekday

Maisie Williams has teamed up with Weekday to design a two-piece outfit made of sustainable fabric. Executives at the Swedish denim and fashion brand, which was founded in 2002, are currently working with the Infinited Fiber Company (IFC), which can tu…

Maisie Williams has teamed up with Weekday to design a two-piece outfit made of sustainable fabric.

Executives at the Swedish denim and fashion brand, which was founded in 2002, are currently working with the Infinited Fiber Company (IFC), which can turn textile, cardboard and agricultural waste into new and cotton-like materials. These fabrics can be recycled again and again without comprising on quality.

Experts at IFC, a project funded by the H&M Group, have given Weekday bosses exclusive access to a few metres of the innovative sustainable fabric and they approached the Game of Thrones actress about raising awareness of the ground-breaking recycling process.

The 22-year-old subsequently collaborated with the Weekday team to co-design a two-piece outfit – a denim-look corset and matching trousers – which is made entirely from IFC fabric. She will wear it at a public event to spread the message about sustainability.

Maisie took to Instagram to announce the partnership by sharing snaps, taken by her boyfriend Reuben Selby, of her in the ensemble.

“You like my two-piece!???? Well, this is no ordinary two-piece. I have teamed up with @weekdayofficial and @infinitedfiber to co-create this fabulous double-denim dream using the world’s first fabric made from recycled cardboard and agricultural waste,” she wrote in the caption. “The best part about this fabric?! It can be continuously recycled. I SAID CONTINUOUSLY RECYCLED… Incredible. Weekday are the first fashion brand to create a garment with this fabric, which means I’m the first to wear it. Ahhhhhh. Making history today (heart emoji).”

In a statement, the star added, “I’m so excited to work with fast fashion companies that are taking a conscious step forward. The IFC fabric looks and feels just like any other denim and for Weekday to create the first custom piece of its kind, for me, leaves me flattered.”

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Maisie Williams ‘felt ashamed’ of maturing body while filming Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams “felt ashamed” of her maturing body while portraying Arya Stark in the later seasons of Game of Thrones.The 22-year-old is ready to embrace a new feminine chapter in her life following the end of the HBO show, and she confessed that por…

Maisie Williams “felt ashamed” of her maturing body while portraying Arya Stark in the later seasons of Game of Thrones.

The 22-year-old is ready to embrace a new feminine chapter in her life following the end of the HBO show, and she confessed that portraying the youngest of the Stark clan began to affect her self-confidence and body image.

She was just 14 when she landed the role of Arya, and as her body inevitably started to change and develop as the eight seasons progressed, the show’s costume department tried to disguise her figure so she still looked like the tomboy.

“My body started to mature and I started to become a woman,” Maisie told Vogue.com. “But Arya was still very much trying to be disguised as a boy. I had really short hair and they’d constantly cover me in dirt, and shade my nose so it looked really broad and I looked really manly. They’d also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started.

“I don’t know that just felt horrible for six months of the year and I felt a bit ashamed for a while. So with this new phase of my style, it is nice to look more feminine and to have a real waistline, and to embrace the body that I have.”

And the British actress is excited for her style evolution to begin and was blown away by her outfit at the recent 2019 Emmy Awards.

Maisie debuted a new chic brunette bob and stunned in a black asymmetrical dress with a cinched-in waist that was designed by her boyfriend Reuben Selby and made by designer JW Anderson.

“I have a female body. How exciting!” she gushed as she looked at a picture of herself on the event’s purple carpet.

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Stella McCartney serves up stripes and suits for spring 2020

Stella McCartney has played with stripes and relaxed suiting for her spring/summer 2020 collection.The British designer unveiled her latest line at the Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday, with celebrities including Paul McCartney, An…

Stella McCartney has played with stripes and relaxed suiting for her spring/summer 2020 collection.

The British designer unveiled her latest line at the Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday, with celebrities including Paul McCartney, Anna Wintour, Natalia Vodianova, Maisie Williams, Ellie Goulding, and Vivienne Westwood in attendance.

Regarding her inspiration for the range, Stella explained that she wanted to honour “fierce women” who aren’t afraid to make the world their own.

“The free-spirits, the wild ones, the artists and the risk-takers,” the 48-year-old shared in her show notes. “True individuals with strength of character who shine their light bravely. As natural beauty meets modernity, fluid meets graphic and eccentricity meets simplicity, structure is built up and broken down, expressing strength of heart and the duality of the modern woman.”

The spectacle opened with model Krini Hernandez walking the runway in black and white striped trousers, a beige shirt, and a boxy beige blazer, with the look accessorised with gladiator sandals and bio-acetate sunglasses hanging off of oversized artful chains.

A line-up of separates in a palette of white, brown, and Oxford blue followed, while pops of colour were apparent in an orange dress sported by Anok Yai and a teal coat worn by Amber Valletta.

In keeping with Stella’s eco-friendly ethos, items were made from organic cotton, sustainable viscose, hemp, and sustainable raffia, while many of the suits were manufactured from Japanese recycled polyester fabric.

Alongside pieces with petal edging and denim-on-denim ensembles, the fashion star also introduced a series of floral dresses, with the prints inspired by photographs she had taken during bike rides through the English countryside.

Highlights included a floral print suit and shirt combo worn by male model Khadim Sock and a two-piece outfit made from the same fabric which was modelled by Kaia Gerber.

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Givenchy pays homage to ’90s New York with spring 2020 line

Givenchy has served up a tribute to 1990s New York with its spring/summer 2020 collection.Creative director Clare Waight Keller unveiled her latest line at the Garde Republicaine as part of Paris Fashion Week on Sunday night, with the spectacle drawing…

Givenchy has served up a tribute to 1990s New York with its spring/summer 2020 collection.

Creative director Clare Waight Keller unveiled her latest line at the Garde Republicaine as part of Paris Fashion Week on Sunday night, with the spectacle drawing in celebrities such as Maisie Williams, Maria Sharapova, Noomi Rapace, the Haim sisters, and Karen Elson.

Regarding her inspiration for the range, Waight Keller explained in her show notes that she was influenced by her time working at Calvin Klein in New York for the brand’s women’s ready-to-wear line in the early 1990s, as well as Allison Yarrow’s 2018 book 90s B**ch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality.

“The Givenchy collection for spring/summer 2020 encounters the crossroads where fractal symmetries drawn from the botanical world entwine with a tough urban energy,” a Givenchy spokesperson explained. “From the blossoms of old-world Paris to the raw denim spirit of New York City, summertime memories invoke liberated femininity with a poetic lightness of hand.”

The presentation opened with a model sporting a beige leather top with a pocket and a silk skirt, with a number of minimalist outfits following, such as an oversized grey blazer with matching shorts, a burnt orange shirt with matching tailored trousers, and a lilac dress.

Other ’90s touches were evident in a crisp white jacket matched with denim shorts, two-piece leather ensembles comprised of bandeau tops and pencil skirts, and two-tone denim dresses.

Partway through the show, Waight Keller also dropped in a boho-chic element, with models parading the catwalk in floral print dresses with voluminous sleeves as well as evening gowns covered in floral appliques.

To conclude, the designer unveiled a line-up of black outfits, including a black leather dress and strapless gown with satin bodice and crystal-studded skirt.

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Twiggy to serve as judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.

Twiggy will serve as a special judge on the U.K. version of reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race. The ’60s supermodel, who became a global icon thanks to her short hems, cropped hairstyle and doe-like eyes, will act as a celebrity guest judge for one episo…

Twiggy will serve as a special judge on the U.K. version of reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The ’60s supermodel, who became a global icon thanks to her short hems, cropped hairstyle and doe-like eyes, will act as a celebrity guest judge for one episode of the upcoming show, alongside host RuPaul and veteran judge Michelle Visage.

The 69-year-old, who was awarded a damehood for her services to fashion, the arts and charity earlier this year, revealed in a statement that she excited to judge drag queens.

“You see the most gorgeous women in the most glamorous outfits. I love the creativity of the clothes and the make-up. I have been to a few drag shows and they’re brilliant fun,” she said.

According to a press release, the “British cultural icon” is a personal heroine of RuPaul and “her understanding of high fashion, the catwalk and her experience as a seamstress brought some dame realness to proceedings.”

British popstar Cheryl will also act as a special celebrity judge in a different episode, and she shared she was a big fan of the series.

“I have always admired the work and dedication that goes into drag and have learned over the years that it is an art form,” Cheryl said. “It is not only fun and glamorous but equally as skillful and admirable, I find it incredibly inspiring. I just love the make-up, creativity and the drama. I am honoured to be a guest judge!”

Twiggy and Cheryl join previously announced guest judges Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, Spice Girl Geri Horner, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall, British actress Michaela Coel, and Hacksaw Ridge star Andrew Garfield.

Talk show hosts Graham Norton and Alan Carr will appear as rotating resident judges across the eight-part series, which will air on BBC Three in the autumn.

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Selena Gomez to feature on Coach’s first-ever podcast

Coach collaborator Selena Gomez is helping the fashion label launch its brand new podcast.Selena has been working closely with Coach boss Stuart Vevers since late 2016, when she signed a reported $10 million (£7.7 million) deal to model and design for…

Coach collaborator Selena Gomez is helping the fashion label launch its brand new podcast.

Selena has been working closely with Coach boss Stuart Vevers since late 2016, when she signed a reported $10 million (£7.7 million) deal to model and design for the label.

Now she’s been tapped to appear on Coach’s first-ever Dream It Real podcast.

“Authenticity is, for me, not minding being myself anymore,” she says in the episode. “I’ve always wanted to be me, but when I was younger, I was very insecure. I started in this industry really young, and I think that you kind of create this other persona of yourself.”

According to WWD, Selena will also open up about her thoughts on social media, self-acceptance, her collaboration with Cardi B, and her upcoming album.

Dream It Real, a weekly podcast hosted by writer and editor Heben Nigatu, launches on Wednesday (24Apr19), and intends to be a platform to inspire young people to follow their dreams.

Fellow Coach ambassador Michael B. Jordan will appear on the second episode, where he’ll talk about Hollywood inclusion, overcoming insecurity as a young actor and his dream to one day open a school.

And future guests include Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt, and Coach creative director Stuart.

Carlos Becil, global chief marketing officer of Coach, shared his excitement over the new podcast in a statement.

“I am excited to launch the Dream It Real podcast, a thought-provoking and inspiring series of unfiltered conversations,” he said. “Our goal is to continue our commitment to empowering young people, and to provide a platform where they can simply be themselves and find the confidence they need to create the world they envision.”

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Emilia Clarke and Gwendoline Christie set Game of Thrones premiere alight in dazzling gowns

Emilia Clarke slayed the red carpet at the New York premiere for Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season on Wednesday (03Apr19) in a tulle Valentino gown.The 32-year-old, who recently revealed that she had battled two brain aneurysms during the filmin…

Emilia Clarke slayed the red carpet at the New York premiere for Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season on Wednesday (03Apr19) in a tulle Valentino gown.

The 32-year-old, who recently revealed that she had battled two brain aneurysms during the filming of the HBO fantasy series, looked fittingly regal in a princess-style blue-grey tulle gown, with ruffled sleeves and neckline, while the strapless bodice underneath was embroidered with the phrase, “Leave your door open for me. I might sleepwalk into your arms.”

The British actress, who plays contender for the throne, Daenerys Targaryen, scraped her brunette hair into a simple ballet dancer bun, and highlighted her eyes with a vampish red eyeshadow, and added a classic dark lip which matched her nails.

Emilia worked with her longtime stylist and friend, Petra Flannery, on her look, while her flawless make-up was done by Jillian Dempsey.

Emilia’s co-star Gwendoline Christie, 40, amped up the glamour for her final GOT red carpet, in a dramatic goddess-style print gown by Iris van Herpen from the Dutch fashion designer’s Shift Souls spring 2019 couture collection.

The actress, who plays statuesque knight Brienne of Tarth, stunned on the red carpet in the fabulous dress, which features voluminous layering and vibrant patterns created with organza and silk.

Striking a pose on the red carpet, the six-foot three-and-a-half-inch tall actress, who styled her blonde hair in sexy waves, showed off her gown to full effect, lifting her arms aloft and enjoying her moment in front of the cameras.

Meanwhile, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, chose a youthful look, wearing a black embellished Louis Vuitton cocktail dress with a structured bodice and playful skirt, adding rock star black eye make-up, which made for a great contrast to her platinum blonde locks. Her co-star and maid of honour Maisie Williams chose a structured bodice look, with a longer ruffled skirt and lots of sparkly detailing.

Game of Thrones final season premieres on 14 April.

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Maisie Williams: ‘It’s hard to escape body image pressure as an actress’

Maisie Williams tries hard not to obsess over the way she looks as it can be so “self-destructive”.Despite working in an industry which is focused on how people look, the English actress is determined not to get down about her body shape.Speaking in an…

Maisie Williams tries hard not to obsess over the way she looks as it can be so “self-destructive”.

Despite working in an industry which is focused on how people look, the English actress is determined not to get down about her body shape.

Speaking in an interview for the new issue of Glamour magazine, Maisie explained that she’s met “incredible” women over the years who have all taught her about body positivity, though also admitted it can be hard as an actress not to judge yourself.

“I don’t know that you can ever really get away from the intense pressure of body image when you’re an actor,” the 21-year-old sighed. “It was something I never cared about. I never thought I was fat until I became an actor – and I’m not fat! I don’t know any young woman that I’ve spoken to in this industry who hasn’t struggled one way or another with their appearance. I just think it’s very hard to escape.

“Especially when you get down to the final three for a role. You can all be really talented, but ultimately it comes down to the way you look. It’s hard not to obsess over that. I try to nip it in the bud because it’s self-destructive.”

For the article, Maisie, who took in the Coach, Stella McCartney, and Thom Browne shows during Fashion Month, poses with her best friend, and Game of Thrones co-star, Sophie Turner, in a range of high-fashion looks.

She also showed off her pink hair, after hitting the dye bottle late last year.

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