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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Late Night director Nisha Ganatra wants to be ‘female Paul Feig’

Late Night director Nisha Ganatra wants to be the female version of filmmaker Paul Feig.The new comedy-drama follows late-night talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) as she is forced to team up with one of her new writers, Molly Patel (Mindy…

Late Night director Nisha Ganatra wants to be the female version of filmmaker Paul Feig.

The new comedy-drama follows late-night talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) as she is forced to team up with one of her new writers, Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling), in an attempt to save the long-running programme.

Late Night was originally set to be helmed by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, but he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, with Ganatra more than happy to follow in the footsteps of one of her Hollywood inspirations.

“I love Paul Feig’s movies, and I’ve always wanted to be the female Paul Feig,” she said in an interview for Collider.com. “When I was reading the script, I was like, ‘Oh, my God, this is my story!’ When do you ever get to read something that you didn’t write, that is so close to your experience and to your story?”

In addition to starring in the feature, Kaling also wrote the screenplay. Accordingly, Ganatra was thrilled to be working alongside someone who had similar experiences.

“I think the two of us realised that we were in a unique position, where the two Indian-American women working in comedy could collaborate together. It’s sadly radical, but the cool thing about it was that I didn’t have to explain anything to her, and she didn’t have to explain anything to me,” the 44-year-old stated.

Elsewhere in the chat, Ganatra praised Thompson’s “collaborative spirit” and deemed it a dream come true to work with the Oscar-winning actress. But she also divulged that a few funny moments in the film were edited out, and she wishes fans could see the deleted scenes.

“I’m bummed that I had to take out all of the very funny jokes that didn’t make it in,” she smiled. “And there were so many improvs from Emma and Mindy, and so many from the cast, that we couldn’t include all of them. I wish there were DVDs, so that we could do DVD extras again.”

Late Night, also featuring Hugh Dancy and John Lithgow, is now showing in cinemas.

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Nancy Meyers insists obsession with her movie kitchens is sexist

Nancy Meyers has called out the sexist comments aimed at her movie kitchen sets.The filmmaker and screenwriter has built up a reputation for including luxurious kitchens in her movies, with large countertops, double sinks and hanging pots and pans all …

Nancy Meyers has called out the sexist comments aimed at her movie kitchen sets.

The filmmaker and screenwriter has built up a reputation for including luxurious kitchens in her movies, with large countertops, double sinks and hanging pots and pans all featuring in the mise-en-scene of 1998’s The Parent Trap, 2003’s Something’s Gotta Give, and 2009’s It’s Complicated.

However, in a recent interview with Mindy Kaling at the 2019 Produced By Conference in Los Angeles, Meyers noted how she finds the conversation about her backdrops to be a “cheap shot”.

“I don’t love when a critic or journalist will pick up on that aspect, because they are missing the boat and they are missing why (the movie) works,” she stated, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, before going on to insist that critics are less likely to make comments about kitchens in films made by male directors. “It is a cheap shot… It’s never done to male directors who make gorgeous-looking movies, where the leads live in a great house. It’s never brought up. With me, it’s an easy thing to go after, but I am not going to change it.”

In the wide-ranging chat, Meyers and Late Night writer-actress Kaling also discussed what is like to write for big stars, the development of modern comedy and studio marketing.

And while The Holiday director still keeps tabs on what is happening in the industry, she confirmed she has no projects in the pipeline.

“I am taking a break,” the 69-year-old said. “The business has changed in a way that is somewhat unrecognisable to me. I am not sure how much I want to do it.”

Meyers’ last major film, The Intern – starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro – was released in 2015. Meanwhile, Kaling’s Late Night, featuring Emma Thompson, is now showing in cinemas.

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Mindy Kaling wrote Late Night character for Emma Thompson

Mindy Kaling wrote the lead role in Late Night for Emma Thompson and had no back-up plan if she’d turned the part down. While penning the script for her new comedy, the Ocean’s 8 star only had the British actress in mind for the role of veteran late-n…

Mindy Kaling wrote the lead role in Late Night for Emma Thompson and had no back-up plan if she’d turned the part down.

While penning the script for her new comedy, the Ocean’s 8 star only had the British actress in mind for the role of veteran late-night talk show host Katherine Newbury, who is struggling to stay relevant and compete against fresher programmes in the ratings.

During an appearance on Monday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Mindy revealed that she was so focused on giving her idol Emma a comedy role that she had no plan B had the Oscar winner turned her down.

“She’s done so much drama and not that much comedy, but she’s really funny and came from comedy,” Mindy told Ellen. “It was a stupid thing to do. I’m in L.A. creepily writing this movie about a woman I was a fan of. She’s hilarious and never gets to do funny parts. She just turned 60, and I was excited to see her in this kind of role.”

In addition to writing her first feature film, the 39-year-old produces and stars in the flick, playing Molly Patel, who is employed to add diversity to Katherine’s writing team, which consists of only white males.

As part of her commitment to diversity in her projects, Mindy hired Nisha Ganatra, who is also of Indian descent, as director, and the filmmaker was full of praise for The Mindy Project creator during a recent chat with Variety.

“She just put her money where her mouth is,” she said. “A lot of people talked about inclusion and hiring women directors and hiring directors of colour, (but) very few are actually doing it. And Mindy did it on her first movie out. She could have gone with that really experienced white dude, but she didn’t, and that says a lot.”

Nisha’s previous directing projects include Chutney Popcorn and Cosmopolitan as well as episodes of TV shows Transparent and Shameless.

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