Marion Cotillard named as new face of Chanel No.5 perfume

Marion Cotillard has been tapped as the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume.A representative for the French luxury brand took to Instagram on Monday to share the news, uploading a black-and-white image of the actress gazing directly at the camera. “Chanel…

Marion Cotillard has been tapped as the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume.

A representative for the French luxury brand took to Instagram on Monday to share the news, uploading a black-and-white image of the actress gazing directly at the camera.

“Chanel is delighted to announce that Marion Cotillard will be the face of the new advertising campaign for the iconic N°5 fragrance,” they added in the caption.

No further details, such as a release date for the full imagery, were announced.

Cotillard has ramped up her ties to Chanel in recent months, having attended several fashion shows and worn an embroidered black outfit to the Marrakech Film Festival’s opening ceremony in December and a couture ensemble to the Cesar Revelations 2020 event last month.

The 44-year-old follows in the footsteps of Gisele Bundchen, Brad Pitt, and Nicole Kidman in landing a Chanel No. 5 campaign, while Lily-Rose Depp fronted the launch of Chanel’s No.5 L’Eau perfume back in May 2016, Keira Knightley was the face of Coco Mademoiselle, and Margot Robbie is currently promoting Gabrielle Chanel Essence. Other Chanel brand ambassadors include Penelope Cruz, Kristen Stewart, and Pharrell Williams.

Previously, Cotillard served as a brand ambassador for rival house Christian Dior. She was chosen to promote the Lady Dior handbag in 2008 and went on to appear in at least 15 other campaigns. However, the La Vie En Rose actress parted ways with the company in 2017, not long after Maria Grazia Chiuri succeeded Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier as interim creative directors at the label.

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Blink-182 selling special merchandise for Australia’s bushfire relief efforts

Blink-182 have raised more than $20,000 (£15,400) in aid of Australia’s bushfire relief efforts from sales of a line of charity merchandise.The All the Small Things stars recently unveiled the new clothing items on social media, revealing they wanted …

Blink-182 have raised more than $20,000 (£15,400) in aid of Australia’s bushfire relief efforts from sales of a line of charity merchandise.

The All the Small Things stars recently unveiled the new clothing items on social media, revealing they wanted to raise funds for the Australia Zoo in Queensland to treat injured wildlife after learning an estimated one billion animals have been killed in the devastating blazes to date.

“Australia is being ravaged by deadly fires, and we just feel so helpless,” they tweeted. “We put out a new merch line + donating all proceeds to charity. Let’s do our part to make sure everyone, the environment, plus all of these kangaroos & koala bears are safe.”

The new merchandise consists of black T-shirt and a black top with long white sleeves, with both pieces bearing the band’s name and a design featuring a koala, a kangaroo, the Australian flag, and a firefighter.

All proceeds from the sale of the special tops will be donated to Australia Zoo.

Fans rushed to purchase the special apparel, and 24 hours later, singer and bassist Mark Hoppus revealed their efforts were quickly paying off.

“Thanks to your support and generosity we’ve already raised more than $20,000 to help the animals devastated by the fires in Australia,” he shared. “Let’s keep it going!”

Blink-182 aren’t the only stars to do their bit for relief and recovery efforts – Elton John, Pink, Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth, and Leonardo DiCaprio are among the celebrities who have made big donations to the cause.

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Renee Zellweger once saved Salma Hayek from epic wardrobe malfunction

Salma Hayek has thanked Renee Zellweger for saving her from an epic wardrobe malfunction hours before the 2003 Academy Awards.The 53-year-old recalled the embarrassing incident while presenting the Judy star with the Best Actress award at the National …

Salma Hayek has thanked Renee Zellweger for saving her from an epic wardrobe malfunction hours before the 2003 Academy Awards.

The 53-year-old recalled the embarrassing incident while presenting the Judy star with the Best Actress award at the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York on Wednesday.

Back in 2003, both women were up for the Academy Award for Best Actress – Zellweger for her role as Roxie Hart in Chicago, and Hayek for her portrayal of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in the biopic Frida. While the pair eventually lost out to Nicole Kidman for her stellar turn as Virginia Woolf in The Hours, the women were supportive of one another behind-the-scenes in the run-up to the prestigious ceremony.

“Even the night before when my big butt exploded the seams of my Oscar dress and I had no dress for the Oscars, she ended up giving me one of her dresses that, thank God, was wide here (pointing to her behind) and stretchy here (gesturing to her breasts). That’s what I wore for that night,” Hayek said of the Carolina Herrera gown she eventually sported to the event, according to People.

The gown featured a black embellished lace bodice and a white A-line skirt, while Zellweger wore a scarlet red embellished gown by the same designer.

“I really wish that they would have a tie so that we could both win but we both lost,” Hayek later said of them missing out on an Oscar to Kidman.

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Renee Zellweger wows in baby blue gown at 2020 Golden Globes

Renee Zellweger stood out from the crowd in a baby blue gown at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.The actress collected the prize for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s fi…

Renee Zellweger stood out from the crowd in a baby blue gown at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The actress collected the prize for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s film Judy at the awards ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

Renee made a rare red carpet appearance for the event and certainly turned heads in a strapless dress with crystal detailing on the bodice custom-made for her by the designers at Armani Prive. The 50-year-old’s ensemble was put together by Petra Flannery, with the stylist completing the look with shoes from Jimmy Choo and David Webb jewellery.

“Armani exemplifies Hollywood glamour, yet always adopts a modern approach to dressing,” Flannery told British Vogue of working with the team at the Italian fashion house. “The shapes are often sleek and statuesque. This dress in particular exudes these qualities with its column silhouette and half-moon curvature at the top. The polished and graceful details mirror Renee’s style.”

Among the other celebrities to wear blue on the night was Glenn Close, who sported a navy velvet outfit from Armani Prive along with Cartier earrings, Shailene Woodley, who wore a blue and black sequin Balmain gown, and Sacha Baron Cohen, who donned an electric blue Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo.

Meanwhile, the other major fashion trend for the bash was red outfits. Nicole Kidman wowed in a strapless crimson Atelier Versace gown, Scarlett Johansson chose a bright red dress with plunging neckline from Vera Wang, Olivia Coleman wore a red dress with dramatic sleeves from Emilia Wickstead, and Lauren Graham donned a fiery one-shoulder look from Azzi & Osta.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge auctioning Golden Globes suit in aid of bushfire relief efforts

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is auctioning off the suit she wore to the 2020 Golden Globe Awards to raise funds for bushfire relief efforts in Australia.The British star, who won Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in …

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is auctioning off the suit she wore to the 2020 Golden Globe Awards to raise funds for bushfire relief efforts in Australia.

The British star, who won Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her TV show Fleabag on Sunday night, sported a black ensemble with silk lapels as well as geometric black and gold ribbon appliques custom-made for her by the team at Ralph & Russo to the bash.

But while speaking to reporters after the prizegiving, Phoebe announced that she will be selling off the suit shortly, with any funds raised to go to the charities helping tackle the blazes across Australia.

“We’ve hatched an amazing plan with Ralph & Russo who are Australian designers who’ve created this incredible couture suit which is the most incredible thing I’ve ever worn,” she said. “We’re going to auction it and the money that is raised from it will go towards relief in Australia. It’s a beautiful idea from the team so I’m really excited to be part of that.”

The 34-year-old did not announce when or where the auction will take place.

Originally from Australia, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo co-founded their couture label in London in 2006. They have since built up a reputation for outfitting celebrities like Beyonce, Blake Lively, and Angelina Jolie.

Phoebe is one of many stars donating to the relief efforts, with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Pink, and Kylie Minogue each pledging $500,000 (£380,000), while Chris Hemsworth announced on Monday that he has donated $1 million (£760,000).

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Margot Robbie was ‘pretty rattled’ by Bombshell script

Margot Robbie was “pretty rattled” by the time she finished reading the screenplay for Bombshell.The drama focuses on the female employees of Fox News who made allegations of sexual harassment against chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes in 201…

Margot Robbie was “pretty rattled” by the time she finished reading the screenplay for Bombshell.

The drama focuses on the female employees of Fox News who made allegations of sexual harassment against chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes in 2016, and the Australian actress plays Kayla Pospisil, a composite character based on the accounts of multiple real women.

The I, Tonya star knew she wanted to be part of the film because of her immediate reaction to Charles Randolph’s script.

“I was pretty rattled by the time I got to the end of the script, to be honest,” she said on The Big Ticket podcast. “And I knew long before I finished the script that I wanted to do it and be a part of it, just because I thought it was important to tell, and be a part of, and support in any way that I can. I hadn’t, for once, thought of the character first. I thought of the content and the messaging before kind of aligning myself with the character. That came next, was starting to understand Kayla.”

It took a while for Robbie to understand the point of view of Kayla, a religious Republican who has long dreamed of working at Fox News, so she took to Twitter to help gain some insight.

“Twitter was extremely helpful. I would follow these young, conservative girls who are very vocal with their beliefs and their political points of view. And that was fascinating because they’re my age,” the 29-year-old explained. “In some ways, we’d have a lot in common. And then, in other ways, I was like, ‘We are living on totally different planets.’”

Robbie was recently nominated for her supporting role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes.

Bombshell, which also stars Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, is in U.S. cinemas now.

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Charlize Theron amazed Nicole Kidman with Bombshell transformation

Nicole Kidman initially didn’t recognise Charlize Theron following her physical transformation into U.S. newswoman Megyn Kelly on the set of Bombshell.The film revolves around the real-life female Fox News employees who exposed CEO Roger Ailes’ sexual …

Nicole Kidman initially didn’t recognise Charlize Theron following her physical transformation into U.S. newswoman Megyn Kelly on the set of Bombshell.

The film revolves around the real-life female Fox News employees who exposed CEO Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment, and features Theron as Kelly and Kidman as TV journalist Gretchen Carlson.

The Monster star, who also serves as a producer, has heaped praise on the film’s hair and make-up experts for making her look so much like the real deal that her co-star Kidman was left confused.

“It was chaotic, the way we shot it,” Theron recalled on breakfast show Good Morning America. “Jay Roach, the film’s director, wanted to shoot 360 (degrees) at all times, so it felt like a real newsroom, and so we were always scattered (around the set)…, and so I think for a second she (Kidman) just couldn’t put it together that it could be me, and it was from afar.

“But the prosthetic work, the make-up and hair in this film is really top notch. We got to work with incredible people.”

Kelly was not directly involved in the movie, but she appeared to give her approval to Bombshell in an Instagram post after recently viewing the film for the first time.

After insisting she would have made a number of edits if given the opportunity, Kelly admitted reliving the trauma of her past – which she detailed in her 2016 memoir Settle for More – was an “incredibly emotional experience”.

Theron admitted she hasn’t been personally contacted by Kelly, but she is grateful to have had the opportunity to tell part of her story onscreen.

“Of course it must be incredibly emotional to go on this journey again and to rewatch it, so I’m just grateful to all of these women that we have this story,” the Oscar winner shared. “I wish it never happened to them, but I think this story is and will be part of a historical moment that really changes things for women.”

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Megyn Kelly: ‘I would have made some edits to Bombshell’

Former news anchor Megyn Kelly has hinted she’s not completely satisfied with her portrayal in new movie Bombshell. Charlize Theron portrays Kelly during her time as a Fox News correspondent in the film, which focuses on the female employees of the TV…

Former news anchor Megyn Kelly has hinted she’s not completely satisfied with her portrayal in new movie Bombshell.

Charlize Theron portrays Kelly during her time as a Fox News correspondent in the film, which focuses on the female employees of the TV news company and the sexual misconduct allegations they made against its chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes in 2016.

In an Instagram post over the weekend, Kelly distanced herself from the film, making it clear to her followers that she had no involvement with the movie and would have made changes if she could have.

“While the movie Bombshell is loosely based on my experience during the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News, I have nothing to do with this film,” she wrote. “I did not sell the rights to my story or book and only got my first look at the film once it was past the point of any possible edits, though there are certainly some I would have made.”

Megyn then hinted that she would share her grievances about the film in the near future, adding, “As for my thoughts about the film, I’ll have more soon.”

However, she hoped that those who have experienced sexual misconduct might find comfort in the events portrayed in the film.

“Watching this picture was an incredibly emotional experience for me, and for those with whom I saw it. Sexual harassment is pervasive in this country; it can leave scars that do not heal,” the 49-year-old continued. “My heart goes out to those who’ve gone through it, who I hope might find some comfort in this story.”

To accompany her post, Megyn, who worked with Fox News from 2004 until 2017, shared a picture of her son Thatcher looking at the movie poster for Bombshell in the foyer of a cinema and revealed it confused him because “it appears to show a picture of me”.

Bombshell, which also stars Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, opens in the U.S. on 20 December.

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Charlize Theron wanted to do Roger Ailes’ victims justice with Bombshell

Charlize Theron wanted to do the victims of Roger Ailes justice with her new movie, Bombshell.The Oscar-winning actress plays former Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly in the upcoming film, which focuses on the sexual harassment scandal that brought do…

Charlize Theron wanted to do the victims of Roger Ailes justice with her new movie, Bombshell.

The Oscar-winning actress plays former Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly in the upcoming film, which focuses on the sexual harassment scandal that brought down the late media mogul in 2016.

Charlize admitted she was originally “s**t scared” to take on the role of journalist Megyn – who claimed her former boss grabbed her and tried to bribe her with sexual favours – and was eventually convinced to sign up by director Jay Roach.

“I was looking for a filmmaker to push me to that last part, and he did it so eloquently that I asked him to join us in making this,” the 44-year-old told The Hollywood Reporter, referencing her co-stars Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman, who plays one of Ailes’ victims, Gretchen Carlson.

And the Monster star’s top priority was to ensure that the victims were happy with the final cut of the film, and copies were made available to the women who shared their stories, including Gretchen and Megyn.

“I have complete empathy that this must be a hard process for all of them, but maybe more so for Gretchen and for Megyn because they’re kind of at the centre of it. But I feel that we never went into this to do anything other than do them justice,” Charlize explained.

The actress also shared her belief that Bombshell tackles the subject of workplace sexism head on, and for the first time in her 25-year career she is positive about the future of equality in Hollywood.

“Every year of those 25 years I was always asked about the casting couch, and everybody wants to hear about the salacious stories, but nobody ever really cared about what we do about that,” Charlize stated. “I feel like something is happening that’s going to actually change things.”

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Nicole Kidman understands importance of face creams now she’s older

Nicole Kidman realised how necessary skin creams are as she got older. The Australian beauty is known for her flawless porcelain skin and age-defying looks, but in a new interview with Allure magazine, the 52-year-old shared that she didn’t fully appr…

Nicole Kidman realised how necessary skin creams are as she got older.

The Australian beauty is known for her flawless porcelain skin and age-defying looks, but in a new interview with Allure magazine, the 52-year-old shared that she didn’t fully appreciate how vital moisturisers were until she was older, although she has always been aware of the importance of sunscreen.

“I used to be like, ‘All those creams, who cares?’ But definitely as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realised those creams are necessary,” she said. “I’m shooting outdoors a lot, so the most important thing is the sunscreen – I use Neutrogena SPF 100+. I reapply every 90 minutes, every single day.”

Nicole, who is a spokesperson for Neutrogena, has also come to learn about the importance of drinking water to keep her body hydrated and to flush out toxins, all thanks to her country singer husband Keith Urban.

“What my husband taught me is water, water, water. We drink so much water. I didn’t realise how important it was to hydrate and flush out,” the 52-year-old continued. “But because he’s a singer, that’s part of his routine. They know that they have to drink and that it helps the chords, but it also helps the skin; it helps all the organs. It keeps you healthy.”

The Big Little Lies actress recently finished filming limited series The Undoing and is currently in the process of “shedding” the intense character she plays by spending time looking after herself.

“Now, I can do some yoga if I want to. I can go to the beach. I take hot baths with lots of oil. I love oil, and I love bathing in it,” she added.

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