James Corden wears shapewear under his suits

James Corden has admitted he wears Spanx shapewear under his suits.During a chat about the ways fashion can cause pain with Rachel Brosnahan and RuPaul Charles for The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday night, the host revealed that he wears ti…

James Corden has admitted he wears Spanx shapewear under his suits.

During a chat about the ways fashion can cause pain with Rachel Brosnahan and RuPaul Charles for The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday night, the host revealed that he wears tight undergarments while presenting the talk show.

“I think I’m making a sacrifice wearing these Spanx. I’m not even joking,” he laughed. “My New Year’s resolution is to try and get to a point where I do one show this year not wearing Spanx. It’ll be like I’m suddenly free, Ru! I won’t know what to do! I’ll be breathing.”

RuPaul responded, “Will we know it? Will we know it when you’re not wearing…” to which Rachel smiled, “We’ll know.”

Accordingly, James insisted that he will make a public announcement when he no longer needs Spanx.

“Oh, you’ll know, babe. You’ll know, babe,” the 41-year-old quipped. “I will shout it from the rooftops! It’ll be my first-ever Instagram Story.”

The topic of tight clothing first came up during the conversation when Rachel admitted she has suffered a “corset-related injury” from the ’50s-era costumes she wears to play stand-up comedienne Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel on hit TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

“We talk so fast on the show that to get all the words out you can’t really take very many breaths,” the actress explained. “And I think I wasn’t breathing a lot and I was a bit constrained and apparently some of my ribs are sort of fused together.”

But while Rachel can’t take “super deep breaths anymore,” she insisted that her ailment is a “Champagne problem”.

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Rachel Brosnahan’s ribs injured by her The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel corsets

Rachel Brosnahan’s ribs have “fused together” due to the corsets she has to wear for her role on hit TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.The 29-year-old, who has won two Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild awards and an Emmy for her portrayal of groun…

Rachel Brosnahan’s ribs have “fused together” due to the corsets she has to wear for her role on hit TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

The 29-year-old, who has won two Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild awards and an Emmy for her portrayal of groundbreaking stand-up comedienne Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel, has revealed her restrictive costumes have resulted in a painful “injury”.

“We talk so fast on the show that to get all the words out you can’t really take very many breaths,” she explained while on The Late Late Show with James Corden. “And I think I wasn’t breathing a lot and I was a bit constrained and apparently some of my ribs are sort of fused together.”

“Oh my goodness,” fellow guest RuPaul exclaimed, and gasped as Brosnahan further shared her health woes.

And alarmingly, the costume problems are still affecting her breathing, as she added: “I can’t take super deep breaths anymore.”

But Brosnahan downplayed the health ailment, and called it a “Champagne problem.”

“It’s really fine guys,” she laughed to the audience.

The actress isn’t the first star to suffer serious side-effects from very tight costumes.

Oscar winner Emma Stone revealed her “organs shifted” after she wore corsets for 2018 period drama The Favourite, while Kim Kardashian said she was in a great deal of pain while in her custom-made Thierry Mugler gown at last year’s Met Gala.

“I have never felt pain like that in my life,” she confessed.

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Rachel Brosnahan happy to drastically change her hair for roles

Rachel Brosnahan will happily change the colour of her hair in order to land a role.The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star has brown hair in the hit Amazon Prime show, but the 29-year-old is, in fact, a natural blonde, and is always on board with undergoing an…

Rachel Brosnahan will happily change the colour of her hair in order to land a role.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star has brown hair in the hit Amazon Prime show, but the 29-year-old is, in fact, a natural blonde, and is always on board with undergoing an extreme dye job.

“If it’s for a job, I’ll try anything,” she told InStyle magazine. “But I actually (went back to my natural blonde) recently for a film called I’m Your Woman. My hair was dyed so dark, I didn’t know how long it would take to lift it back. Trying never to play the same character twice has given me a good excuse to change up my look a lot.”

Since rocking dark brown hair to play 1950s housewife-turned-comedian Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel in the show, Rachel has found her blonde hair makes her unrecognisable to fans.

“But I think it’s more that I’m walking around in jeans, sneakers, and a T-shirt with little to no make-up on. I’m relatively incognito without the signature lipstick-dress-heels combo,” the star shared.

The Golden Globe-winning actress is currently serving as the celebrity spokesperson for skincare brand Cetaphil, and revealed that while she’s happy to overhaul her hair colour, her skin routine is a much simpler affair.

“I have really sensitive skin, so I can’t have a 12-step routine or change up my products every five minutes,” she explained. “And when I’m working, I wear so much make-up that my skin is constantly on the verge of being irritated.”

Rachel uses Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Vintner’s Daughter serum, and SPF in the morning, and treats herself to Joanna Vargas facials when she’s in New York City for a “total skin reset”.

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Revlon launches lipstick collection inspired by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Revlon has unveiled a lipstick collection inspired by the hit TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.The Amazon Prime Video series stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a housewife living in New York City in 1958 who discovers she has a knack for…

Revlon has unveiled a lipstick collection inspired by the hit TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

The Amazon Prime Video series stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a housewife living in New York City in 1958 who discovers she has a knack for stand-up comedy.

Both Midge and her mother Rose Weissman, as played by Marin Hinkle, are meticulous about their beauty routines, which include coiffed hair and a seemingly endless array of lip colours complementing their tailored ensembles, and now Revlon bosses have launched a limited-edition lipstick collection to celebrate the programme.

“Midge’s own bold choices are a hallmark of the show and reflect her trailblazing spirit as she finds her own path to independence in the late 1950s and early 1960s,” a spokesperson for the beauty giant commented. “Revlon’s iconic Fire & Ice campaign debuted around the same time, marking the first time women were encouraged to wear make-up for themselves as a mode of self-expression.”

The Marvelous Super Lustrous Collection is comprised of two sets of high-impact, super moisturising Super Lustrous Lipstick. Take The Stage Reds features three bold shades – Fire & Ice, Certainly Red, and Cherries in the Snow, the latter of which Midge recommended to a shopper while browsing the Revlon counter in episode five of season one.

While the Stand-Up Nudes range includes three flattering nude hues – Pink Truffle, Blushing Mauve, and Rum Raisin.

“Revlon’s The Marvelous Super Lustrous Collection captures Midge Maisel’s courage and confidence, and embodies the spirit of today’s Revlon Live Boldly campaign,” they added.

Lipsticks in The Marvelous Super Lustrous Collection are priced at $19.99 (£16) and are available to buy exclusively from Amazon.com while supplies last.

The third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is slated for release later this year.

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Rachel Brosnahan borrows beauty advice from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel character

Rachel Brosnahan’s skincare routine has been influenced by her most famous character – Midge from Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.In the ’50s-set series, Rachel plays Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a Jewish housewife who embarks on a career in comedy. Revea…

Rachel Brosnahan’s skincare routine has been influenced by her most famous character – Midge from Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

In the ’50s-set series, Rachel plays Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a Jewish housewife who embarks on a career in comedy.

Revealing in a chat with People how much Midge has encroached on her everyday life, Rachel shared: “(Midge) gets great pleasure out of her beauty routine. It’s something that she really enjoys, and that’s something I’ve borrowed from Midge. It feels good to clean my face, to take my make-up off, or to put make-up on when I’m going out.”

During filming of the show, which will be back for a third season later this year, Rachel received a real education in what it was like to be a woman in 1950s America.

“I once opened the medicine cabinet on set in Midge’s bathroom, and you never see it on the show, but there are about a hundred different products in there. Midge has a very extensive beauty routine,” she laughed. “It was really hard to be a lady in the 1950s! There were so many steps.”

As for her own beauty routine, the 28-year-old prefers a simple approach.

She recently landed her first brand ambassadorship with Cetaphil and is adamant the gentle skincare company is a perfect fit for her.

“When I was in high school, I had the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion side-by-side on my bathroom counter. Since then, I’ve loved using them and added the Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 into my routine too,” she said. “My approach (to skincare) is listening to what I need in the moment and finding small moments to take a minute to take a breath.”

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Cetaphil taps Rachel Brosnahan as first-ever celebrity ambassador

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan has become the first celebrity brand ambassador for skincare favourite Cetaphil.Announcing the news on her Instagram page, the 28-year-old praised her new partner for “saving” her skin. “Can finally let …

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan has become the first celebrity brand ambassador for skincare favourite Cetaphil.

Announcing the news on her Instagram page, the 28-year-old praised her new partner for “saving” her skin.

“Can finally let the cat out of the bag! I’m super stoked to be partnering with @CetaphilUS – a brand that has saved my super sensitive skin for the better part of the last 10 years,” Rachel excitedly told her followers. “My mom got me hooked on Cetaphil in high school as a simple way to keep my skin clean & calm in the face of sports seasons, raging hormones and a steady strawberry milkshake diet. It’s been a go-to ever since. More to come!”

The partnership also marks the actress’ first official brand ambassadorship.

Rachel, who recently showed off her glowing complexion at the 2019 Tony Awards, has also expanded on her mother Carol’s advice when it came to her teenage skin in an interview.

“My mom introduced me to Cetaphil in high school because I was wrestling and playing lacrosse – I have really sensitive skin and it was constantly irritated from sweat and hormones and a terrible diet,” she said, reports WWD. “She introduced me to the cleanser and told me to keep my routine super simple. It made my skin clean and calm and it’s been a go-to ever since.

“My (skincare) philosophy has stayed the same (over the last 10 years) – keep it simple and don’t use too many products.”

As for how Rachel will help promote Cetaphil’s range, the brand’s marketing director, Michael Sabbia, explained the focus will be on social media and “leveraging her followers to tell her story through the lens of the brand”.

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Kate Spade New York fulfils pledge to mental health organisations

Executives at Kate Spade New York have fulfilled a pledge to mental health organisations following the death of the designer.Spade, who founded her fashion and accessories brand in 1993, committed suicide in June 2018. She was aged 55. In light of her …

Executives at Kate Spade New York have fulfilled a pledge to mental health organisations following the death of the designer.

Spade, who founded her fashion and accessories brand in 1993, committed suicide in June 2018. She was aged 55.

In light of her death, leaders at her namesake brand, owned by Coach’s Tapestry, Inc. since 2017, chose to honour Spade’s memory by donating $1 million to various charitable causes, and a year later, it has been confirmed that the target had been reached.

“The Jed Foundation, Fountain House and the Didi Hirsch Foundation are the newest grantees of our $1 million pledge to mental health organisations in honour of Kate Spade, our company founder. From June 5th through 12th, 2019, we’ll also match public donations made to The Jed foundation, up to $100,000. To make your donation, visit jedfoundation.org/katespade. Thank you from all of us for your generosity and support,” a brand spokesperson wrote on Instagram.

The Jed Foundation is a New York-based non-profit which seeks to protect the emotional health of teenagers and young adults, while Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness, and Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has provided free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services since 1942.

In addition, Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of Kate Spade New York, added that the company plans to continue with the initiative.

“Kate Spade brought so much beauty and joy into the world, and now more than ever, we are committed to carrying on her legacy,” she said in a statement. “Through our continued support of mental wellness organisations, we hope to encourage more conversation, education, and research around mental health to help those suffering.”

On the first anniversary of Spade’s death, a number of her friends and family members honoured her memory.

Her niece, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress Rachel Brosnahan took to Instagram to write, “Missing Katy B today,” while her brother-in-law David Spade posted a snap of the star at an event in February 2006 along with a red heart emoji.

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Shazam! sequel in the works with original screenwriter

A Shazam! sequel is in development with original screenplay writer Henry Gayden.The movie, based on the DC Comics character of the same name, hit cinemas in the U.S. last Friday (05Apr19), with the story following Billy Batson (Asher Angel) as a teenag…

A Shazam! sequel is in development with original screenplay writer Henry Gayden.

The movie, based on the DC Comics character of the same name, hit cinemas in the U.S. last Friday (05Apr19), with the story following Billy Batson (Asher Angel) as a teenage boy who can transform into an adult superhero, as played by Zachary Levi.

Shazam! has received a largely positive response from critics, and grossed a worldwide total of over $159 million (£121 million) at the box office, with editors at The Wrap now reporting that a follow-up is coming.

Film insiders have told the publication that Gayden has been tapped to write the script, while David F. Sandberg is also expected to return as director, with Peter Safran serving as producer.

Gayden previously penned the screenplay for 2014’s Earth to Echo and was most recently attached to write the script for Last Human, an upcoming sci-fi flick to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Little else is known about the sequel, though Levi has been busy with various projects in recent months, having landed the part of Benjamin in hit TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the voice-acting part of Biff Tarkin in the TV show Star Wars: Detours.

However, the former Chuck actor indicated that he was confident that another Shazam! movie would be greenlit during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last Thursday, where he explained that he was determined to maintain the buff physique he had built for the role.

“I think I gained, like, 24 pounds (10 kilograms) in the first couple of months and I’ve stayed in the gym six days a week through all of it still, till this day. And I’m healthier and stronger than I’ve ever been and I’m so grateful for that,” the 38-year-old said. “I worked out today. I’m hoping for a sequel.”

Shazam! also features Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou, and is now showing in cinemas around the world.

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The Favourite and Black Panther win top honours at Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Favourite, Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians were the big winners at the Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) on Tuesday night (19Feb19). Sandy Powell, who took home the costume design BAFTA earlier this month (Feb19), won the Excellence in Per…

The Favourite, Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians were the big winners at the Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) on Tuesday night (19Feb19).

Sandy Powell, who took home the costume design BAFTA earlier this month (Feb19), won the Excellence in Period Film prize for her work on Yorgos Lanthimos’ comedy-drama, while Black Panther designer Ruth E. Carter won the Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film for the Oscar-nominated Marvel movie and Mary E. Vogt was presented with the Excellence in Contemporary Film accolade for Crazy Rich Asians.

Both Carter and Powell are up for the Best Costume Design Academy Award on Sunday. Powell appears in the category twice, for The Favourite and Mary Poppins Returns, while the remaining nominees include Mary Queen of Scots’ Alexandra Byrne and Mary Zophres for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Carter, who has previously been Oscar-nominated for Malcolm X and Amistad, took home two prizes at the CDGA on Tuesday night, as she had already been announced as the recipient of the Career Achievement Award.

According to Deadline, Halle Berry took to the stage at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles to heap praise on Carter, who “helped me to be the very best crack ho’ that I could be” in 1991’s Jungle Fever, her first-ever movie.

Other honorees included Oscar favourite Glenn Close, who said she was “very moved” to receive the CDGA Spotlight Award, and added, “It has been my great privilege to have stood for hundreds of hours being draped, pinned and trimmed by many of you in this room.”

Ryan Murphy was presented with the Distinguished Collaborator honorary award by his American Horror Story regular Sarah Paulson, while costume designer Betty Pecha Madden was bestowed with the Distinguished Service Award.

Other winners on the night included the teams for TV shows The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Westworld, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Natasha Newman-Thomas, who won the Excellence in Short Form Design prize for Childish Gambino’s music video This is America.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Excellence in Period Film: The Favourite – Sandy Powell

Excellence in Contemporary Film: Crazy Rich Asians – Mary E. Vogt

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film: Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter

Excellence in Period Television: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Donna Zakowska

Excellence in Contemporary Television: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – Lou Eyrich & Allison Leach

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television: Westworld – Sharen Davis

Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television: RuPaul’s Drag Race – Zaldy Goco

Excellence in Short Form Design: Childish Gambino, This is America – Natasha Newman-Thomas

Career Achievement Award: Ruth E. Carter

Spotlight Award: Glenn Close

Distinguished Service Award: Betty Pecha Madden

Distinguished Collaborator Award: Ryan Murphy

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade are surprise winners at WGA Awards

Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade were the surprise winners at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards on Sunday night (17Feb19). Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay prize for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a c…

Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade were the surprise winners at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards on Sunday night (17Feb19).

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay prize for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a comedy-drama inspired by the memoir by late biographer-turned-forger Lee Israel, starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. The Oscar-nominated duo beat the writers of Black Panther, A Star is Born and Oscar frontrunners If Beale Could Talk and BlacKkKlansman.

The big shock of the night was Bo Burnham picking up Best Original Screenplay for Eighth Grade over A Quiet Place and Oscar nominees Roma, Vice and Green Book. The surprise win made Eighth Grade the first film to win the WGA Original Screenplay award without being nominated for an Academy Award since Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine in 2003.

Taking to the stage, Burnham, who also directed the film, joked about being the underdog and praised his young actress, Golden Globe nominee Elsie Fisher.

“To the other nominees in the category – Have fun at the Oscars, losers!” he joked. “No, I prepared nothing. This all belongs to Elsie Fisher who performed the script. No one would care about the script if she hadn’t done it.”

Burham previously won the First-Time Feature Film category at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards and the film is up for four Independent Spirit Awards prizes, but has been largely overlooked at the big award ceremonies.

In the TV categories, The Americans landed the Best Drama Series prize and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel picked up the Comedy Series gong, while The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story was named Best Adapted Longform Series, and the Stephen King-inspired thriller Castle Rock scored the Original Longform Series award.

The awards were handed out in bi-coastal ceremonies. The WGA East held its ceremony at the Edison Ballroom in New York, while the WGA West staged its bash at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

The main list of winners is as follows:

Original Screenplay:

Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade

Adapted Screenplay:

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Documentary Screenplay:

Ozzy Inguanzo and Dava Whisenant – Bathtubs Over Broadway

TV Drama Series:

The Americans

TV Comedy Series:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best New Series:

Barry

Longform – Original:

Castle Rock

Longform – Adapted:

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Shortform New Media – Original:

Class of Lies

Shortform New Media – Adapted:

The Walking Dead: Red Machete

Animation:

The Simpsons: Bart’s Not Dead

Episodic Drama:

Homeland: Paean to the People

Episodic Comedy:

Barry

Comedy/Variety Talk Series:

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

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