Mindy Kaling makes Poseidon-inspired face mask for Instagram challenge

Mindy Kaling made her very own face mask inspired by a piece of Ancient Greek art for a new social media challenge.The 41-year-old comedy actress and writer took to Instagram to take part in the #MetMaskChallenge, which calls on users to pick an artefa…

Mindy Kaling made her very own face mask inspired by a piece of Ancient Greek art for a new social media challenge.

The 41-year-old comedy actress and writer took to Instagram to take part in the #MetMaskChallenge, which calls on users to pick an artefact from the extensive collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and create a face covering influenced by the piece.

Mindy shared her stunning design, which was based on a terracotta cup dating back to 540 B.C.

“I love a good design challenge, especially when it involves something as important as wearing a mask! ” she began her post. “I did the #MetMaskChallenge and created my own mask inspired by artwork from The @metmuseum collection! I used the Terracotta kylix (drinking cup) ca. 540 B.C. (swipe for a picture!), attributed to the Amasis Painter.⁣”

In the picture, The Mindy Project star can be seen wearing the face mask, which strikingly resembles terracotta, as she urged her 5.4 million followers to design their own.

⁣”The piece features Poseidon, the god of the seas, among Greek warriors from Homer’s Iliad. Poseidon, seeing the Greeks hard-pressed, decided to help renew their valor and ordered his chariot prepared so that he could ride to their aid,” the mother-of-one continued. “Take the #MetMaskChallenge and create your own!”

Saturday Night Live star Heidi Gardner has also taken part in the challenge, and debuted her face mask which was inspired by the “sumptuous period rooms in The Met’s Wrightsman Galleries” which she encountered on her last visit to the museum.

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Mindy Kaling to co-write Legally Blonde 3

Mindy Kaling has signed on to co-write Legally Blonde 3. Rumours of a follow-up to the 2001 comedy and its 2003 sequel have been swirling for years, but Reese Witherspoon confirmed she would be reprising her role as sorority girl-turned-lawyer Elle Woo…

Mindy Kaling has signed on to co-write Legally Blonde 3.

Rumours of a follow-up to the 2001 comedy and its 2003 sequel have been swirling for years, but Reese Witherspoon confirmed she would be reprising her role as sorority girl-turned-lawyer Elle Woods for a third instalment back in 2018 and the script has been in development ever since.

According to Deadline, Witherspoon’s friend and A Wrinkle in Time co-star Kaling has been hired to write the script with Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor.

It was previously announced that the franchise’s original scribes Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith and Karen McCullah would be penning the screenplay, but according to the publication, Kaling and Goor won’t be doing a makeover on that script but writing a completely new take.

Legally Blonde 3 marks the second feature film Kaling and Goor have written together following a wedding comedy starring The Mindy Project creator and Priyanka Chopra. That project was won by Universal executives in a heated auction last year. Kaling’s recent solo writing credits include Late Night, starring herself and Emma Thompson, the TV version of Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Netflix’s Never Have I Ever.

The news comes shortly after Luke Wilson, who played Elle’s love interest Emmett in the movies, told Entertainment Tonight that he hadn’t talked to Witherspoon about the third film but “always kind of hears rumours here and there”.

“Never anything official about them doing another Legally Blonde, but I’d love to do another one,” the 48-year-old continued. “I mean, just that character Reese played was so funny at the time and that has kind of become this iconic character now.”

Witherspoon will also be producing the follow-up via her Hello Sunshine banner alongside the franchise’s original producer Marc Platt.

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Storm Reid makes runway debut at Miu Miu show

Storm Reid made her runway debut during Miu Miu’s Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday. The Euphoria actress opened the Italian fashion house’s fall/winter 2020 presentation at the Palais d’Iena wearing a bronze crushed satin dress and a dark grey tweed…

Storm Reid made her runway debut during Miu Miu’s Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday.

The Euphoria actress opened the Italian fashion house’s fall/winter 2020 presentation at the Palais d’Iena wearing a bronze crushed satin dress and a dark grey tweed overcoat, with her braids shaped into a ’40s updo.

The 16-year-old later took to Instagram to show pictures and video of her walking the runway and expressed her excitement in the caption.

“Wow. Wow. Wow. Today I walked in my first fashion show. Not only did I walk, but I opened the show. In Paris. For @MIUMIU. Insane right?!?” she gushed. “Thank you to the whole @miumiu team and (stylist) @kegrand for not only allowing but trusting me to do this. I always felt like I could walk in a show, and (creative director) @jasonbolden told me to be patient, and I’m so glad I was. We did it J! This is something that will be etched in my mind and heart forever. XO.”

Storm received praise from celebrities in the comments section, with her A Wrinkle in Time co-star Mindy Kaling writing, “Wow wow wow!! You are (fire) Storm!!” and Janelle Monae posting, “Gooooo stormie !!!!!” with a fire emoji.

The star was joined by the likes of models Adut Akech, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid on the runway, while British singer Rita Ora made a surprise catwalk appearance wearing a floor-length military-inspired navy coat.

Rita shared images from her runway moment on Instagram too, and posted, “So your girl gave you a walk today Hunay on this fine Tuesday! Such an honour to walk for you #MucciaPrada @MiuMiu So amazing to work with such an amazing team thank you (sic).”

The 29-year-old is no stranger to strutting her stuff on the catwalk – she has previously appeared in shows for DKNY and Moschino.

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Jennifer Aniston reveals how she avoided wrinkling white dress before SAG Awards

Jennifer Aniston has revealed how she kept her stunning white silk vintage dress wrinkle-free on her way to the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards.The 50-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the star-studded ceremony on Sunday in a show-stopping John Ga…

Jennifer Aniston has revealed how she kept her stunning white silk vintage dress wrinkle-free on her way to the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The 50-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the star-studded ceremony on Sunday in a show-stopping John Galliano for Christian Dior gown, and has since confessed to her followers on Instagram that getting there without creasing the delicate silk was a challenge.

Jennifer shared a photo of herself laying down in the back of a car as she headed out to the SAG Awards, grinning to the camera and flashing a peace sign.

“No wrinkles… harder than it looks!” she joked, before posting another photo of her vintage dress draped over a bathtub, near her black stiletto sandals and her SAG Award, which she won for her role on The Morning Show, after the show.

“Somewhere between these two photos, my peers gave me a gift I will cherish and a night I will never forget,” she touchingly wrote.

Her famous friends were quick to heap praise on the star in the comments, with Gwyneth Paltrow writing: “So deserved.”

“So proud of you! And you’re gorgeous,” her longtime best friend and former Friends co-star Courteney Cox wrote, while Mindy Kaling asked: “How can you be so pretty sitting like this?”

Jennifer beat fellow nominees Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Jodie Comer, and Elisabeth Moss on Sunday to win Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role as Alex Levy in the Apple TV+ show.

“Oh my gosh, this is so unbelievable,” she said as she accepted the award, which marked her first win at the SAG Awards since 1996.

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Anne Hathaway dazzles in gold at 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

Anne Hathaway made her red carpet return at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.The Oscar-winning actress, who quietly welcomed her second child with husband Adam Shulman late last year, wowed the crowd in a gold sequin gown with a plunging…

Anne Hathaway made her red carpet return at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.

The Oscar-winning actress, who quietly welcomed her second child with husband Adam Shulman late last year, wowed the crowd in a gold sequin gown with a plunging neckline from Versace.

Anne teamed her outfit with Alexandre Birman high heels, Messika jewellery, and a Judith Leiber purse, and took to the stage during the ceremony to present the Best Actor prize to Joaquin Phoenix for his performance in Joker. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television for her role in Modern Love.

Taking to Instagram before the ceremony, Anne posted a mirror selfie in which she showed off her glittering outfit, along with the caption: “Welcome back xx.”

The post quickly racked up thousands of likes and comments, with Camila McConaughey writing, “Looooove!!!!” and Anne’s Ocean’s 8 co-star Mindy Kaling exclaiming, “ANNIE.”

Neither Anne nor Adam has confirmed the birth of their second child, a sibling for their three-year-old son Jonathan. However, the couple was spotted carrying a baby seat while out and about in Connecticut in mid-December.

Meanwhile, other stars to make a splash at the Critics’ Choice Awards included Zendaya, who turned heads in a hot pink Tom Ford ensemble and Christian Louboutin stilettos, Jennifer Lopez, who rocked a nude Georges Hobeika dress and Harry Winston bling, as well as Charlize Theron, who opted for a silver sequin Celine gown and blazer.

Shades of orange were a big trend on the night too, with Laura Dern sporting a tangerine Emilia Wickstead gown, Alison Brie choosing an orange Brandon Maxwell dress, and Rachel Brosnahan stepping out in a Carolina Herrera dress in a similar colour.

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Mindy Kaling based her Late Night character on her early days on The Office

Mindy Kaling based her Late Night character on her own early days as a writer on The Office.The actress starred in and co-wrote many of the episodes of the U.S. comedy series, which was based on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s hit U.K. show of the…

Mindy Kaling based her Late Night character on her own early days as a writer on The Office.

The actress starred in and co-wrote many of the episodes of the U.S. comedy series, which was based on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s hit U.K. show of the same name.

Kaling first worked as a staff writer on the NBC show back in 2004, and she revealed that budding writer Molly Patel, who she plays in her recent comedy Late Night, was based on her own experiences in the all-male writers’ room.

“The character is based a lot on the way that I was when I started The Office,” she told Constance Wu in a chat for Variety’s Actors on Actors series. “I was the only person of colour and the only woman in a staff of seven. That was 2004.

“Now, that would be absolutely insane. But when I was a writer there, if I had a bad day or said something lame or unfunny, I was like, ‘Oh, this is what they think Indian women are like.'”

When asked by the Crazy Rich Asians star if the working atmosphere on The Office changed, Kaling noted that it significantly improved.

“It did. Every year, there were small changes. Now, there’s so much more financial incentive to hire people of colour. There’s way more scrutiny, in a good way, on our staffs,” she explained.

Elsewhere in the discussion, the 40-year-old confessed that she struggled to pitch Late Night to directors and studios, because it focused on the ambition of two women.

“Stories about women and ambition are tricky because ambition is such a stereotypically masculine trait. It’s not considered attractive,” Kaling shared. “This movie is about two women who are incredibly ambitious about their career. I wanted to find someone who had loving feelings toward ambition in women and thought of it as a beautiful thing.”

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Constance Wu won’t watch Hustlers

Constance Wu has no interest in watching her hit stripper movie Hustlers because she fears it will make her too “self-conscious” for future projects.The Crazy Rich Asians star features alongside Jennifer Lopez in the film, which tells of a real-life gr…

Constance Wu has no interest in watching her hit stripper movie Hustlers because she fears it will make her too “self-conscious” for future projects.

The Crazy Rich Asians star features alongside Jennifer Lopez in the film, which tells of a real-life group of exotic dancers who con their wealthy broker clients.

While Hustlers is being tipped for big things during the upcoming Hollywood awards season, Wu has now admitted that she is yet to see the finished product, and she doubts she ever will.

In a new interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, she was asked by Mindy Kaling if she will ever see her own movie, and she replied, “Probably not. It’s not that I don’t watch all my projects, it’s a case-by-case basis. If it’s going to help my work to watch something, I’ll watch it, but if I think it’s just going to make me self-conscious about my work in the future and damage my work, then I don’t.”

Wu went on to explain that her decision has nothing to do with the quality of the movie.

“I think Destiny (her Hustlers character) is in such a vulnerable (place)… She has such a huge arc, she changes from beginning, middle to end,” the 37-year-old explained. “I feel like if I watch that too much, I’ll get analytical and self-conscious and it’ll affect my performance in the future. But I’m so glad people are enjoying it, and I had the best time doing it.”

Hustlers, which also co-stars Julia Stiles and Cardi B, is based on a New York Magazine article that went viral in 2015.

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Mindy Kaling dresses as Brad Pitt movie character for Halloween

Mindy Kaling has dressed up as Brad Pitt’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood character for Halloween.The actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share a snap of her outfitted in jeans, a Champion T-shirt with Hawaiian shirt over top, with the look complet…

Mindy Kaling has dressed up as Brad Pitt’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood character for Halloween.

The actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share a snap of her outfitted in jeans, a Champion T-shirt with Hawaiian shirt over top, with the look completed with a blonde wig and Mindy carrying a toy dog. In the accompanying caption, she explained that she was inspired by Brad’s stuntman character in Quentin Tarantino’s movie.

“Call me Cliff Booth,” she wrote.

Mindy’s hilarious costume quickly garnered over 100,000 likes and praise from her celebrity friends, such as Glen Powell, who wrote, “Spot on,” and Andy Favreau, who gushed: “Holy s**t amazing.”

Other stars to get into the Halloween spirit included Jennifer Garner, who dressed as a post box, Cardi B, who transformed into Poison Ivy for the night, and Bella Hadid, who opted to go as a sexy Fred Flintstone.

Heidi Klum went all out for her annual Halloween party and transformed into a gruesome alien, while Georgia Fowler channelled Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka dressed as the Olsen twins, Mariah Carey as a glam rocker, and Halima Aden as Maleficent.

Elsewhere, new couple Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson went as Perri Lister and Billy Idol, Lizzo dressed as a DNA test in reference to the lyric “100 per cent that b**ch” in her single Truth Hurts, and Normani went all out as Cher circa 1979.

Of course, the Kardashians got into the action too, with Kim Kardashian copying Reese Witherspoon’s iconic looks as Elle Woods in hit movie Legally Blonde, Khloe dressing as Cruella de Vil, and Kourtney partying the night away in a cowgirl ensemble.

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Mindy Kaling champions body positivity with bikini snaps

Mindy Kaling has championed body positivity by sharing an empowering post on social media showing her sporting bikinis.The Late Night actress/writer, who recently turned 40, uploaded a series of photos of herself wearing various swimsuits to Instagram …

Mindy Kaling has championed body positivity by sharing an empowering post on social media showing her sporting bikinis.

The Late Night actress/writer, who recently turned 40, uploaded a series of photos of herself wearing various swimsuits to Instagram over the weekend, and urged her 4.3 million followers to wear whatever they wanted to wear this summer.

“IDK (I don’t know) who needs to hear this but… WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI. You don’t have to be a size 0. Swipe for my storytime and have a great summer (heart emoji),” she captioned the post, before encouraging fans to tag her in their own bikini snaps. “If you want to buy ANY high waisted bikini and wear it, tag a pic so I can comment!”

Mindy, who welcomed her daughter Katherine in December 2017, also shared a video in which she explained it was a trip to visit her best friend in Hawaii that inspired her to post the swimwear photos.

“What I was struck about Hawaii is that everybody wears bikinis,” the star stated. “It does not matter what your body type is. You rock a bikini. ‘Cause you’re in Hawaii!

“There’s so much body positivity there that I, who was always really shy about my body, would wear bikinis. And it’s summertime, so I thought it’d be fun to do a little fashion shoot where I rock some high-bottomed bikinis!”

Mindy recently celebrated her milestone birthday by donating $40,000 (£32,000) to charities across the U.S., after asking her followers to recommend worthy causes.

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Priyanka Chopra has accepted changes in her body shape

Priyanka Chopra only began to accept the changes in her body shape when she entered her early thirties.The Bollywood icon and former Miss World may be one of the most beautiful women in the world, however, in a new interview for the August 2019 issue o…

Priyanka Chopra only began to accept the changes in her body shape when she entered her early thirties.

The Bollywood icon and former Miss World may be one of the most beautiful women in the world, however, in a new interview for the August 2019 issue of U.S. Elle magazine, Priyanka confessed she has only recently begun to be at ease with the way she looks.

“It started happening to me in my early thirties; I got weirdly comfortable. I was like, ‘This is me – take it or leave it.’ I really wish I could’ve told my younger self, ‘Don’t be worried about your flaws,'” she commented.

And while Priyanka wants to look her best at every opportunity, but that doesn’t mean she thinks she can magically make herself look 15 years younger.

“I won’t deny, I care about the vanity. I’m in the business and I want to look the best that I can, but that’s the key term: the best that I can. I’m not 21; I’m not going to try and look it! My body is changing, my body looks different,” the 36-year-old smiled.

Since winning Miss World in 2000, Priyanka has gone on to become one of Bollywood’s highest-paid figures and was the first Indian actress in TV history to lead a U.S. prime time network show – ABC’s thriller Quantico. She is also teaming with friend and fellow actress Mindy Kaling on an as-yet-untitled wedding comedy project.

But in spite of her hectic schedule, workaholic Priyanka is now working on how to balance her life.

“My head was completely in the game… For almost 15 years of my life, that was it,” she said.

It was after meeting husband Nick Jonas, and being welcomed into the Jonas family by her sisters-in-law – Danielle Jonas, who is married to Kevin, and Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, who recently wed Joe – that prompted the brunette beauty to alter her work/life balance.

“I’ve never had a sister, so it’s really nice to have Danielle and Sophie… Sophie is super talented, super funny and we have the most fun when we go out together. She’s incredible,” the Isn’t It Romantic star gushed.

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