Sarah Paulson enjoys comparisons to Adele

Sarah Paulson is thrilled that people think she looks like Adele.Earlier this month, fans commented on the uncanny resemblance between the pair when the Oscar-winning musician posted a picture of herself, showcasing her enviable new figure, to celebrat…

Sarah Paulson is thrilled that people think she looks like Adele.

Earlier this month, fans commented on the uncanny resemblance between the pair when the Oscar-winning musician posted a picture of herself, showcasing her enviable new figure, to celebrate her birthday.

And the American Horror Story star was shocked to find her name trending on Twitter, after thousands remarked on the similarities, with one user commenting: “I’m not saying Adele and Sarah Paulson are the same person but…” followed by pictures of the pair side by side.

Commenting on the comparisons, Paulson told SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio: “I was on Twitter and I just happened to be scrolling through and it said Sarah Paulson is trending… I was like, ‘Wait, what?'”

The 45-year-old then realised it was “the Adele thing again” and noted that it wasn’t the first time she’s been compared to the Hello hitmaker.

“Listen, I’ll take it,” she quipped. “I mean, what I wish they were comparing was my talent to her talent and saying that mine was as great as hers, which quite honestly they can’t say because no one’s talent is as great as hers, which is really irritating… But I’ll take looking like her. Man, she’s a beauty. So, sure. Great. Give it to me. I’ll take it.”

The comparisons first began in December last year, when Adele posted a photo of herself from her Christmas party, and during an Instagram Live Q&A session earlier this month, Paulson was overjoyed to be told she looked like her.

“I think the person who’s the most talented is the person that other person looks like,” the Ocean’s 8 star said. “She doesn’t look like me, if anything, I look like her. She’s Adele, she’s ADELE!”

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Awkwafina to star in gambling drama

Awkwafina is set to play the world’s greatest female gambler in The Baccarat Machine. The Crazy Rich Asians actress, who recently won a Golden Globe for her performance in The Farewell, will portray Cheung Yin ‘Kelly’ Sun, the most successful female ga…

Awkwafina is set to play the world’s greatest female gambler in The Baccarat Machine.

The Crazy Rich Asians actress, who recently won a Golden Globe for her performance in The Farewell, will portray Cheung Yin ‘Kelly’ Sun, the most successful female gambler in modern history.

Based on Michael Kaplan’s article The Baccarat Machine, which was published in Cigar Aficionado magazine, the film will follow young Chinese woman Sun as she painstakingly develops talent and an obsession for payback.

With major casinos conspiring to bar her from their properties, Sun partners with the international “King of Poker” Phil Ivey in order to take down the system through subterfuge, ingenuity, and pure daring, resulting in one of the most ingenious legal gambling runs ever documented.

John Penotti and Charlie Corwin from SK Global, which is financing and producing the project, made the announcement on Wednesday. They also revealed Andy Bellin will be writing the script and Jeffrey Sharp will be producing. They are still in talks with potential directors and additional actors.

“We can’t think of a better way to start this project than by announcing that our friend Awkwafina has come on board,” Penotti said in a statement, according to Deadline and Variety. “She is uniquely equipped to bring Kelly to life onscreen and will infuse the role with genuine humour and humanity. Along with our partners at Sharp, we’re thrilled to bring this unbelievable story to the screen.”

SK Global previously worked with Awkwafina on Crazy Rich Asians, one of her breakout roles in 2018, along with Ocean’s 8. The actress, real name Nora Lum, was recently seen in Jumanji: The Next Level and is starring in new TV comedy series Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, which she co-created.

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Awkwafina felt insecure crying onscreen for The Farewell

Awkwafina felt insecure about crying in her new film The Farewell but it ended up becoming a very emotional experience.The star, real name Nora Lum, made her film breakthrough in 2018 with roles in comedies Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, but she pr…

Awkwafina felt insecure about crying in her new film The Farewell but it ended up becoming a very emotional experience.

The star, real name Nora Lum, made her film breakthrough in 2018 with roles in comedies Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, but she proves her dramatic acting chops in The Farewell, a drama about a Chinese family who doesn’t tell the matriarch she’s dying and instead throws her one last hurrah.

In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Awkwafina confessed she was self-conscious about getting upset onscreen when they started filming, but once she got fully into her character Billi, her emotions ran wild.

“It was extremely emotional. At the start of filming, I was insecure about crying. But when I got into it and thought about what this girl was going through, it felt very real,” she shared.

The rapper-turned-actress was born in New York to a Chinese-American father and South Korean mother, and the role helped her understand the Asian perspective on the dilemma.

“During the transformation into my character, Billi, I really grappled with the idea of not telling someone about their own medical condition,” Awkwafina explained. “As an American, it seemed very wrong to me at first. But as Asian people, we have an undying reverence for our elders, and when you think about it as a communication of love, respect, and generosity, you realise that it’s complicated, layered, and very profound. I think this role helped me understand it.”

Awkwafina credits films such as Crazy Rich Asians with helping movies like The Farewell get made and for helping Asian-American actors get more work.

“Asian-American actors have told me that before Crazy Rich Asians they couldn’t get one audition. Now they’re getting tons,” she commented.

The Farewell is in U.S. cinemas now and will open in the U.K. in October.

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Cate Blanchett: ‘True chic is effortless’

Cate Blanchett has praised Giorgio Armani for teaching her how to appear effortlessly chic. The Oscar-winning actress is a lover of fashion, and dazzles on the red carpet with pieces from the likes of Balenciaga, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Christop…

Cate Blanchett has praised Giorgio Armani for teaching her how to appear effortlessly chic.

The Oscar-winning actress is a lover of fashion, and dazzles on the red carpet with pieces from the likes of Balenciaga, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Armani and Givenchy.

But it was her friendship with the 84-year-old Italian designer that prompted Blanchett to rethink her relationship with fashion.

“It should never be work. That’s something I learned from Mr. Armani. True chic is effortless, and it’s got to come from you,” she told InStyle.

And the Australian star is a big fan of rewearing clothes she’s worn in the past and doesn’t indulge in fast-fashion.

“It’s not what gets likes and views. So, yeah, I mean, I love fashion, I love costumes, and I’m also a great lover of rewearing things I’ve loved in the past,” the 50-year-old explained. “I would say my go-to is pretty much a well-pressed suit. Or a good pair of trousers.”

Blanchett has also mastered the fine art of applying make-up in a moving vehicle, and prefers a durable compact foundation, rather than liquid. Most days, she simply wears a touch of foundation, mascara and lipstick, and as the face of Giorgio Armani’s new perfume, Si Fiori, she always ensures to dab on some fragrance before stepping out.

However, when quizzed on her favourite smell, the mother-of-four had a very touching answer.

“It’s boring, but newborn babies. They’re just delicious. And so full of possibilities,” she gushed.

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Anne Hathaway advocates for slow fashion movement

Anne Hathaway is an advocate for investing in high-quality pieces rather than buying fast fashion.Anne Hathaway is an advocate for investing in high-quality pieces rather than buying fast fashion.The Oscar-winning actress, known for her porcelain compl…

Anne Hathaway is an advocate for investing in high-quality pieces rather than buying fast fashion.

Anne Hathaway is an advocate for investing in high-quality pieces rather than buying fast fashion.

The Oscar-winning actress, known for her porcelain complexion and glossy brunette locks, regularly gets to indulge her passion for clothes when she hits red carpet events. .

While Anne has a long list of designers wanting to outfit her, and all of the latest trends at her fingertips, she has now shared how she actually prefers to abide by slow fashion movement guidelines and seeks out well-made garments that she can wear time and time again.

“Rushing out the door this morning, I grabbed a coat I have had for probably 12 years. It’s one of my favourites, and it made me feel chic and put together when I was undercaffeinated and bleary,” she said in an interview with U.S. Shape magazine. “It’s just a coat. It’s not a big deal, but I felt really proud that I spotted it in that shop and had earned the money myself to spring for it. I have cared for it all these years, and that younger me made such a good call that older me is still enjoying. The accumulation of 12 years of love and pride in a good decision is something you don’t get right off the bat. It takes time, and it’s a feeling you have to be a little older to enjoy.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Anne spoke about her desire to eliminate plastic from her beauty kit and kitchen in order to cut down on waste, and how she now rarely eats red meat.

The Ocean’s 8 star discussed her exercise routine too, and swore that even though she does a lot of yoga, she is a “not a natural wellness warrior”.

“It’s a different story when I’m working on a film, though. I work out with a trainer, and I do a lot of strength training and HIIT when I need to do that,” the 36-year-old added.

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Rihanna thanks Donald Glover for giving her Guava Island role

Rihanna has heaped praise on Donald Glover for “trusting” her with a role in Guava Island. The singer and Ocean’s 8 star began working with the Atlanta actor on the top-secret project in August (18), and the 56-minute musical film finally premiered at…

Rihanna has heaped praise on Donald Glover for “trusting” her with a role in Guava Island.

The singer and Ocean’s 8 star began working with the Atlanta actor on the top-secret project in August (18), and the 56-minute musical film finally premiered at the Coachella Music Festival last week (ends14Apr19) before streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rihanna has stayed silent about the project for months, but on Wednesday night, she opened up about the film for the first time and thanked Donald, who also goes by the stage name Childish Gambino, for casting her as his love interest Kofi Novia.

“Wow! the response to #GuavaIsland has been quite overwhelming,” she wrote on Instagram. “So happy you guys felt the beauty in this film! @childishgambino you are a true gem to the culture. I’m so proud of you and the work you put into making this film. I felt how close this was to you and your entire team! Thank you for trusting me with this role! It was the greatest experience being in Cuba, phones off, present with life and art! It was humbling! I loved watching every second of it!”

She accompanied the message with a clip of Donald’s character Deni Maroon serenading Kofi with a romantic song on the beach.

The project was first revealed in August when pictures of the duo shooting the film in Havana, Cuba surfaced online, and it was only officially announced when a teaser clip from the movie premiered at Donald’s PHAROS Festival in New Zealand.

Announcing the film’s release on Amazon, the 35-year-old previously said in a statement, “I’m really humbled having the opportunity to present something this timely and timeless. Between Rihanna and the people of Cuba, this is one of my favourite projects I’ve ever worked on.”

The film, which also stars Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and Game of Thrones’ Nonso Anozie, marks the feature directorial debut for Hiro Murai, who directed Childish Gambino’s award-winning music video for This Is America.

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Mindy Kaling draws style inspiration from Sandra Bullock

Mindy Kaling is in awe of her Ocean’s 8 co-star Sandra Bullock’s style. The actress and fashion lover is currently promoting her new collaboration with footwear brand DSW, and when she was asked about her own style heroes, she gushed about the Oscar w…

Mindy Kaling is in awe of her Ocean’s 8 co-star Sandra Bullock’s style.

The actress and fashion lover is currently promoting her new collaboration with footwear brand DSW, and when she was asked about her own style heroes, she gushed about the Oscar winner’s choices.

“Sandra Bullock, for someone who is as approachable as she is in all her films… I feel like people don’t give her enough props for how fashionable her red carpet game is,” Mindy tells People magazine.

And she got a front row seat for the Bullock fashion show while promoting the hit comedy with her in 2018.

“When I did Ocean’s 8 with her I remember thinking, ‘She is great’. Her looks for that press tour were stunning.

“She always looks so amazing, but because she doesn’t seem to put a huge amount of importance on it, I think people kind of forget about it. But I think she is very, very fashionable.”

The 39 year old, who is raising a one year old daughter, Katherine, drew from her own relationship with her mum, who died of cancer in 2012, when signing on as the new face of DSW.

“To me, if you grew up in the suburbs like I did, it’s just like a rite of passage to go to DSW with your mom,” she says. “It was a store that I used to shop at when I was in high school. It’s where I got my prom shoes and I would do all my back-to-school shopping there. It would be so exciting because it was an affordable place that still felt cool because they have cool designer brands.”

The Mindy Project creator hopes her little girl develops a similar appreciation for shopping, joking she is “screwed” otherwise.

“If my daughter is not into shopping, then I’m screwed,” she quips. “I mean, my mom and I didn’t go do athletic activities together, like go hiking; we bonded basically through shopping and she loved clothes and fashion as much as I did. Even though growing up I obviously didn’t have as much disposable income as I have now, we could (shop) at places like DSW or Macy’s, where we can actually get really beautiful designer items at not as much cost (sic). So I hope I can do that with (Katherine).”

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Sarah Paulson’s Glass role was written for a man

Actress Sarah Paulson signed on for new movie Glass without reading the script, even though her role was originally written for a man. The Ocean’s 8 star joins Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, the fol…

Actress Sarah Paulson signed on for new movie Glass without reading the script, even though her role was originally written for a man.

The Ocean’s 8 star joins Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, the follow-up to his movies Unbreakable and Split. She plays a psychiatrist tasked with treating patients who believe they are superheroes.

Director Shyamalan initially wrote the part with a male in mind, but he ended up offering the gig to Paulson – and she didn’t hesitate to accept.

“I went in and took it from that man! I don’t know who that man was, but I’m sorry to you!” she joked on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America about portraying Dr. Ellie Staple.

“I think not much of the dialogue changed, which was great, because they didn’t try to soften her or feminise her in any way, they just kept her authority and her strength, which was really cool,” she added.

Sarah also didn’t think too much about what her role would entail before taking on the job, because she was more interested in the opportunity offered to her.

“I said yes without reading the script, which could be crazy,” she admitted, “but I basically do that with (anthology TV series) American Horror Story every year and never know what the character’s going to be, so it’s sort of in my blood at this point to just go, ‘Yeah, I wanna work with M. Night Shyamalan and Sam (Jackson) and all these people’. So I think it was a good dice roll.”

Glass is released in cinemas across America this weekend (beg18Jan19).

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Awkwafina enjoys online clothing shopping while drinking

Rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina has a bad habit of splurging on clothes online after one too many drinks. The star, who has appeared in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8 this year (18), has gained attention for her edgy fashion choices on the red carpe…

Rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina has a bad habit of splurging on clothes online after one too many drinks.

The star, who has appeared in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8 this year (18), has gained attention for her edgy fashion choices on the red carpet, and the 29 year old, born Nora Lum, was in attendance at online retailer Shopbop’s “Let’s…Play…Holiday!” party in New York, where she spoke to People magazine about her love of shopping on the Internet.

“I’m one of the night online shoppers, who might have drank a little too much Remy and went on Shopbop and spent $8,000 (£6,500) and then you wake up and you’re like, ‘What’s that? What are those shoes?’,” she shares, “No, but seriously, I’m definitely a shopper, and I love Shopbop.”

Among her favourite designers include her pal Sandy Liang, who perfectly compliments her carefree approach to style.

“I’m wearing Sandy Liang tonight, and I know Sandy very well,” she tells the publication. “I’ve been a huge fan of her for long time now. When I got the options (for Shopbop party) I saw Sandy in there, and there was no way I wasn’t going to wear her. She’s amazing. The way that she approaches fashion, she does in a way that’s so carefree and so spontaneous and it makes sense. I can relate to that for sure.”

When it comes to creating memorable looks, the rapper and actress also relies on celebrity stylist Avo Yermagyan.

“My stylist is amazing, and he’s transformed my life,” she says. “He disagrees with a lot of stuff that I wear in my normal day-to-day life, like slides (backless open-toed shoes) with socks with a dress. But that’s like what I do. You’ve got to stay true to you too.”

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Helena Bonham Carter blames Jeffrey Tambor scandal for poor reception to 55 Steps

Helena Bonham Carter believes sexual misconduct allegations against co-star Jeffrey Tambor resulted in movie studios lack of interest in 55 Steps.The British actress played Eleanor Riese, a woman who suffered from schizophrenia and started a legal batt…

Helena Bonham Carter believes sexual misconduct allegations against co-star Jeffrey Tambor resulted in movie studios lack of interest in 55 Steps.

The British actress played Eleanor Riese, a woman who suffered from schizophrenia and started a legal battle regarding consent when it comes to the use of anti-psychotic drugs. Hilary Swank starred as patients’ rights lawyer Colette Hughes in the film, which was based on a true story, while Tambor played fellow lawyer Mort Cohen.

However, 55 Steps was not bought for distribution after it premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, and Helena has since considered the reasons why the feature was not snapped up.

In addition to several reviews which “really assassinated” her portrayal of Colette, the 52-year-old believes Tambor’s inclusion may have also been a factor. The Arrested Development star was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women last November.

“Unfortunately that (55 Steps) came out just at the time, and people might have thought: ‘Oh, we can’t touch it,'” Helena insisted in an interview with The Guardian, though added she is staying loyal. “He has such compassion, and I don’t believe that same heart would be capable of any kind of abuse.”

Regardless of the fact the film wasn’t picked up by studios, Helena felt “a bit of vindication” after she was praised by the real Colette Hughes, and hit back at any critics who were critical of her performance.

“What I didn’t like about it was that they assumed I was being patronising. I am the last person to patronise this woman,” the Alice in Wonderland star insisted. “I am her biggest champion. Don’t you dare level that accusation. Maybe I’m a c**p actor, but don’t don’t don’t say that I’m patronising her.”

Helena most recently featured in Ocean’s 8 alongside Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, and also lent her voice to animated movie Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.

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