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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Sarah Paulson finally feels confident without make-up

Sarah Paulson finally feels confident in her own skin without the need to wear make-up.The American Horror Story actress has showcased a stunning natural look for People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, and in the accompanying interview, admitted t…

Sarah Paulson finally feels confident in her own skin without the need to wear make-up.

The American Horror Story actress has showcased a stunning natural look for People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, and in the accompanying interview, admitted that after years of trying to change her look, she’s happy with the skin she’s in.

“It sounds cliched, but I do feel best without it, because I recognise that lady in the mirror,” the 45-year-old explained. “When I was younger all I wanted to do was change my look – dyeing my hair jet-black, copying the looks of all the beautiful girls in class – I never considered the idea, that the face and body I was born with, was perfectly lovely as it was.”

And even though she is happiest barefaced, Sarah enjoys having fun with make-up every so often.

“When I do wear it, that choice feels personal and powerful,” she shared. “I choose to wear it if I do, or if I don’t, it’s always up to me. I’m down with that.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Sarah also revealed that she’s using her time self-isolating at home in Los Angeles during the coronavirus lockdown in the U.S. to focus on taking care of herself and her loved ones.

“I’ve just been focused on being as available as possible to the people I love and to exercise gratitude more than I exercise my a*s,” the star joked.

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Salma Hayek used to do her friends’ make-up as a teenager

Salma Hayek used her friends as “clients” when mastering her make-up skills as a teenager.The actress appears barefaced in a photoshoot for People magazine’s 2020 Beautiful Issue, with the publication also featuring Rita Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sa…

Salma Hayek used her friends as “clients” when mastering her make-up skills as a teenager.

The actress appears barefaced in a photoshoot for People magazine’s 2020 Beautiful Issue, with the publication also featuring Rita Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sarah Paulson.

Opening up about her lifelong love of cosmetics, Salma explained that even in her early teenage years, she used to sneak behind her parents’ backs and experiment with products.

“I started wearing make-up at 14 but tried to pretend that I wasn’t wearing it because I was not allowed,” the Frida star recalled. “I would clean the brush of the mascara and very lightly pass it over my lashes, I would put some sheer lipsticks on and then dab it off and rub it on my cheeks. Always making sure there was no glitter in it.

“I actually started putting make-up on others when I was 13. I had a lot of ‘clients’… I have to say, I was quite good.”

However, Salma admitted that, over the years, she’s laid off the products a little – and it’s helped her to love herself for who she really is.

“When I look at pictures of me in my 30 or in my 40s, I see myself more beautiful than I saw myself at the time,” the 53-year-old mused. “I used to criticise myself so much. Now when I look in the mirror and there are things that I don’t see, I think about how much I’m going to like me in 10 years.”

Now, Salma enjoys the “sense of just being present without needing to impress anyone”.

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Rita Wilson poses barefaced for magazine photoshoot

Rita Wilson has posed barefaced for People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue.Alongside all-natural images of herself with glowing, cosmetics-free skin, the actress/singer spoke to the publication about how she has embraced a simpler beauty regime sin…

Rita Wilson has posed barefaced for People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue.

Alongside all-natural images of herself with glowing, cosmetics-free skin, the actress/singer spoke to the publication about how she has embraced a simpler beauty regime since recovering from the coronavirus.

Back in March, Wilson suffered from a severe case of Covid-19 while travelling in Australia with her husband Tom Hanks, with the couple forced to quarantine for two weeks before returning home to Los Angeles.

“I love going to bed at night and not having to do a whole routine of taking off eye make-up with a remover and scrub,” she mused. “It’s a little bit easier just getting into bed… I wash my face and I put on whatever moisturiser is near me.”

The Mamma Mia! producer went on to note that she didn’t wear much make-up growing up as her mother didn’t tend to.

“I got really used to her face without make-up. And I think that there’s something beautiful about that,” the 63-year-old reflected. “Really if nobody wore make-up then we’d all be in the same world.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Wilson said the coronavirus crisis had opened her eyes to new perspectives: “The things that we have associated before with beauty, which are sometimes the superficial things, those will always be there. But I think there’s something about seeing the beauty in the everyday occurrences that you may not have paid attention to before.”

Salma Hayek, Sarah Paulson, and Gwyneth Paltrow also appear make-up-free in People magazine’s The Beautiful Issue.

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Chris Rock’s horror Spiral postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

Chris Rock’s highly-anticipated horror Spiral has been postponed by studio bosses due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.The movie, a reboot of the Saw franchise, was due to be released on 15 May, but was pulled after cinema chains across the U.S. and…

Chris Rock’s highly-anticipated horror Spiral has been postponed by studio bosses due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The movie, a reboot of the Saw franchise, was due to be released on 15 May, but was pulled after cinema chains across the U.S. and around the world temporarily closed their doors in response to the virus, which has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people.

Executives have also halted the release of Janelle Monae’s historical drama Antebellum, and thriller Run, starring Sarah Paulson.

A studio spokesperson said alternative release dates for the three movies have not yet been decided, but they will announce more information once cinemas “safely and fully resume operations”.

Spiral, which also features Samuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella, follows Rock’s veteran detective Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Banks as he investigates a serial killer who is targeting police officers.

Antebellum, from directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, focuses on Veronica, played by Monae, a successful author who finds herself transported back to the 19th century as a slave in the United States.

And Run features American Horror Story star Paulson as an overprotective mother, desperate to keep a sinister secret from her home-schooled daughter.

Also pulled from release in the wake of the global pandemic is Marvel’s standalone superhero movie Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson.

Other big-budget films affected by the coronavirus crisis include Fast & Furious 9, A Quiet Place II, and the 25th instalment in the James Bond saga, No Time To Die.

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Rita Wilson hits Golden Globes red carpet after glam squad drama

Rita Wilson wowed on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night even though her glam squad was late.The actress/singer, whose husband Tom Hanks was honoured with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award during the ceremony, had to rethink h…

Rita Wilson wowed on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night even though her glam squad was late.

The actress/singer, whose husband Tom Hanks was honoured with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award during the ceremony, had to rethink her preparations for the bash after the person she had hired to do her hair and make-up was very late.

“What you look like when your hair and make-up person for the @goldenglobes is one and a half hours late even though you booked him in September,” she captioned a make-up-free selfie on her Instagram page. “Will leave one hour to do hair and make-up.”

Rita later added: “Hair and make-up still not here. Trying to be zen.”

Accordingly, the star’s celebrity followers soon began commenting on her post.

“Omg I feel u (you),” wrote Julianne Moore, while Sarah Paulson insisted, “Been there and no thanks please – you look gorgeous anyway,” and Kate Bosworth added: “Oh that’s the craziest feeling, you look gorgeous anyway though.”

Yet, Rita’s posts prompted a curious Chrissy Teigen to try and dig for a little more information about the no-show stylist, as she replied, “I cannot go on until I know who, I have no life.”

The 63-year-old has not yet responded to the TV personality’s tweet.

But in spite of the last-minute drama, Rita made it to the celebration on time and looked very glamorous in a bronze sequin Tom Ford gown. Her husband Tom also wore a tuxedo from the designer, with the Hollywood couple joined by their sons Chet and Truman, as well as the A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood star’s son Colin and daughter Elizabeth from his previous marriage, on the red carpet.

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Vietnam pulls Abominable movie over South China sea map

Government officials in Vietnam have pulled the new DreamWorks film Abominable from cinemas due to a scene involving a map illustrating China’s claims in the South China Sea.The film, about a Chinese girl who discovers a yeti living on her roof, was pr…

Government officials in Vietnam have pulled the new DreamWorks film Abominable from cinemas due to a scene involving a map illustrating China’s claims in the South China Sea.

The film, about a Chinese girl who discovers a yeti living on her roof, was produced by Shanghai-based Pearl Studio and DreamWorks Animation and was first shown in Vietnamese cinemas on 4 October.

However, when fans spotted a controversial scene which shows China’s “nine dash line” on a map in the background, they quickly took to social media to share screen grabs of the moment, prompting authorities to remove the film from theatres.

“We will revoke (the film’s licence),” Ta Quang Dong, deputy minister of culture, sports and tourism, was quoted as saying by the Thanh Nien newspaper.

In Vietnam, the ministry is in charge of licensing and censoring foreign films.

Countries including Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia all make claims to parts of the sea, and the incident comes at a time of tension between China and Vietnam, with the countries in a months-long stand-off after the former conducted an energy survey in waters controlled by Vietnam back in July.

In August, police were forced to intervene after protests broke out outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi over the dispute.

The movie, starring Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai and Sarah Paulson, is now showing in cinemas around the world.

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Rihanna names John Galliano as her dream wedding dress designer

Rihanna wants John Galliano to design her wedding dress if she ever gets married.The superstar appears on the November 2019 cover of U.S. Vogue, and in the accompanying article, revealed she is in a “committed relationship”. While Rihanna did not shar…

Rihanna wants John Galliano to design her wedding dress if she ever gets married.

The superstar appears on the November 2019 cover of U.S. Vogue, and in the accompanying article, revealed she is in a “committed relationship”.

While Rihanna did not share if she is planning to tie the knot with her boyfriend, believed to be Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, she did share that she would love for Maison Margiela creative director Galliano to make her a gown if she does decide to wed.

“It would probably be a collaboration between myself and Galliano,” she told U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in a video for her Go Ask Anna series when questioned on the topic.

The singer also divulged that she would like to be a mother one day.

“I don’t think about stuff like that, but God’s plan, but I look forward to all of the pregnancy rumours after this interview,” the 31-year-old smiled.

Rihanna previously wore a papal-inspired Galliano number to the 2018 Met Gala, which celebrated the exhibit, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

And elsewhere in the chat, the Diamonds singer confirmed she would be in attendance at the 2020 Met Gala after skipping this year’s event.

“You promised me you would be back next year, and when we’re off-camera, I’m going to tell you the theme,” Wintour told the star. “You’re gonna love it.”

Rihanna and Hassan, who have been linked romantically since 2017, have been spotted on several dates, including a recent night out in Santa Monica, California.

Her Ocean’s Eight co-star Sarah Paulson also asked Rihanna about her marriage plans during a chat for Interview magazine in June, to which she responded, “Only God knows that, girl. We plan and God laughs, right?”

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Ansel Elgort defends The Goldfinch following box office flop

Ansel Elgort has defended his new movie The Goldfinch following its flop at the box office. The Baby Driver actor stars as Theo, a young man who turns to art forgery after losing his mother in a freak tragedy, in the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s bestsel…

Ansel Elgort has defended his new movie The Goldfinch following its flop at the box office.

The Baby Driver actor stars as Theo, a young man who turns to art forgery after losing his mother in a freak tragedy, in the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s bestselling novel. The Goldfinch had been a highly anticipated cinema release until it was savaged by critics, and it subsequently failed at the U.S. box office on its opening weekend earlier this month, making only $2.6 million (£2.1 million) instead of a projected $12 million (£9.6 million).

Accordingly, Elgort has addressed the film’s performance in an Instagram Stories video, and insisted members of the general public have been much more favourable than the critics.

“Critics are usually really great writers and they have to kind of choose a side and they decided that pointing out everything that was wrong with the film would be the best way to write their reviews,” the 25-year-old told viewers. “They’re all great articles too, all the bad reviews, really well-written, but there is a lot of good in the film too, and the film does work, and people who see it, enjoy it and are moved by it.

“The most important person it moved, for me, was my mother, and she’s not moved by all my films, but she really liked this one, so that made me really like it too. So, it’s still in theatres this weekend, take your mom.”

He proved his point by sharing a screengrab from review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, which showed the critics’ score at 25 per cent and the general public’s score at 73 per cent.

The Goldfinch, which cost $40 million (£32 million) to make, was directed by John Crowley and also stars Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, and Finn Wolfhard.

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Sarah Paulson stunned The Goldfinch director with transformative audition

Sarah Paulson stunned The Goldfinch director John Crowley when she underwent an image overhaul to audition for the role of Xandra. Speaking to reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival, Paulson revealed she had her heart set on the role fro…

Sarah Paulson stunned The Goldfinch director John Crowley when she underwent an image overhaul to audition for the role of Xandra.

Speaking to reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival, Paulson revealed she had her heart set on the role from the moment she read Donna Tartt’s bestselling novel, even though the role was far removed from her natural image.

“I had read it years ago when it first came out. And I just remember saying out loud, ‘If they make a movie of this, I would love to play Xandra’,” she told BBC News. “And I was not the choice of John Crowley at the beginning. I think he had a particular image in mind, which is the image you see in the movie, which is not how I usually present.”

To transform into Xandra, the spray-tanned girlfriend of the book’s protagonist Theo’s dad, she took extreme measures, surprising Crowley and producers.

“I hired someone to put a wig on my head, I got a spray tan, I brought cigarettes into my audition, spent an hour in my car screaming to make my voice have a bit of a rasp, because that’s how Donna Tartt describes Xandra’s speaking voice,” Paulson added. “I did all that and made the tape and I got a call saying, ‘Uh-oh, you did very well’. And they weren’t expecting that. Sometimes I think you have to change your physical appearance… I understand why it was hard for people to make the jump.”

Confessing he was stunned by the audition, the director said: “When she was mentioned for Xandra I was like ‘really?’ She’s great but I couldn’t quite see that.

“But boy, is the last laugh on me. She went at it with a great character actor’s eye for detail, a love for the book, and she just colonised that role in a way that was amazing.”

The Goldfinch debuts in cinemas later this week.

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