So much for grabbing a bite with friends.
Imitation is the finest form of flattery.
What you have to say about Kim Kardashian’s attack says a lot about what you think about women.
Getting pretty isn’t always pretty.
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
“If people make you laugh, you like them, even if they’re being fairly awful!”
Two women wear purple, internet breaks. Every guy wears exact same thing, no one cares.
Life can prove eternally interesting and problematic at times when you unwittingly have a resting bitch face (RBF), aka Bitchy Resting Face (BRF). I’m talking about a puckered-up, cats-bum facial expression you regularly adopt when relaxed, which is often misinterpreted as rage, contempt and sadness.
Think Hollywood RBF-aficionados such as actors Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Jeremy Renner; singer Avril Lavigne and rapper Kanye West; fashion designer Victoria Beckham and arguably the most famous one of all, US editrix Anna Wintour of Vogue, second only to the original RBF: her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Of course, for these A-list celebrities (and fashion/British royalty), it must get a tad wearing having paparazzi follow you around 24/7, but their famed surly facial expressions as a consequence of resting bitch face syndrome are a true joy to behold.
Sadly, in real life you can’t make like fashion icon Anna Wintour and scowl your way through the day without offending someone. I should know – I too have a serious resting bitch face myself, which has landed me in a lot of hot water over the years.
At 41, I’ve gotten much better at adopting a poker face, but it’s taken many years and patience to perfect. My involuntary RBF has offended everyone from high school teachers through to newsroom bosses over the years – there have been some seriously awkward moments when I’ve had to explain myself.
And what can you really say? “Sorry, my face just does this on its own?” Or what about: “I was just born this way – sorry.” Once, I felt compelled to explain away my RBF to a close work colleague, a fellow journo I’m still friends with to this day, by saying: “Look, when I concentrate, I look really cranky, sorry in advance.”
You see, unfortunately I frown a lot when I’m working – it’s just what I do, I can’t help it. It doesn’t mean I’m remotely unhappy, sad, angry or being judgmental. Hell, maybe I should get a face full of Botox so no one can ever accuse me of having any facial expression!
And so I really relate to and empathise with Twilight actor Kristen Stewart’s RBF trauma in particular, which always seems to get her into trouble. I mean, why should she have to smile all the time – wouldn’t that look even weirder?!
Recently, when asked about her RBF, she told ELLE UK: “The whole smiling thing is weird because I actually smile a lot. I literally want to be like: ‘Dude, you would think I was cool if you got to know me’.” I’m feeling you, K-Stew.
What do you think? Do you have a RBF?
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Celebrities live an envious lifestyle that makes us all feel just a little bit bitter when we have to stand under a shady looking shelter waiting for a bus that may never show whilst the likes of Katy Perry and One Direction are being escorted to their destinations in private planes, helicopters and glamourous limousines. Wouldn’t life be easier if we were all rich and famous? Here are five simple steps that will have you feeling like a true celebrity in no time.
1. Get the look
Celebs always look flawless. They may have a team of beauty professionals on stand by but you can easily achieve the same look without all the extra fuss. Take a picture of your favourite hairstyle to the salon and don’t be afraid to ask the hairdresser for their opinion as they are likely to know what will suit you best. For the ladies, makeup can be a real life saver, especially on those bad skin days. You don’t have to wear thick layers of it to look like a celebrity, just a small amount is enough. Choose a shade of foundation that matches your natural skin tone and a subtle ‘smoky eye’ look is ideal and often sported by celebrities such as Cheryl Cole.
2. Shop till you drop
Fashion idols such as Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian all have one thing in common – they know how to shop. You don’t need to spend a fortune and you can even find some great bargains online or on the high-street. For the latest designer trends though, you may need to take out a quick loan from Car Cash Point but hey, it will all be worth it when you get a call from Vogue and they want you to feature on their next cover (that might be a slight exaggeration but there’s no reason why you can’t dress like a model in a glossy fashion magazine)!
3. Be confident
Confidence can make a huge difference to someone’s persona. Cosmopolitan says that ‘a smile conveys confidence’, which means that the more you smile, the more confidence you will radiate to others. By smiling a lot, you can even trick your brain into thinking that you’re happy so why not give it a shot?
4. Showcase your talent
Celebs are all famous for one reason or another and usually this is down to a particular talent or skill. Dolly Parton is famous for her country singing, David Beckham for his talent on the football field and Kim Kardashian is famous for her… um, well, you know. The point is, find your talent and showcase it. Enter competitions, get your name out there and you could be gracing the O2 Arena and signing autographs by next month.
5. Live it up
Celebs are always living it up at expensive restaurants, extravagant hotels and on exotic islands. According to Huffington Post, John Waters (the filmmaker) insisted that ‘wanting to be famous is everyone’s unspoken desire’. This gives the impression that whether you want to admit it or not, life would be far more tolerable if you were famous. Follow suit and take a break somewhere beautiful where you can walk about in sunglasses, sip champagne and carry your tiny little dog in a massive pink handbag. Why not?
It’s the celebrities’ fashion crush of the moment: overalls. From Victoria’s Secret models to Hollywood actresses and singers, the humble blue denim overall has made it on to the radar of fashionistas. And who can blame them? Denim overalls are comfy and practical (unless you’re in the bathroom) and if styled correctly, they can be very glamourous in a trendy 70s kind of way.
The difference between overalls worn by factory workers as a protection garment and overalls worn as fashion statements is the cut. A well-tailored onesie will bring out curves you didn’t know you ever had.
Case in point: Taylor Swift who recently stepped out in a dark blue denim overall and made it look quite sexy. How did she do it? By choosing a skinny-leg overall which sits tight on your hips, but loose on your upper body. She combined the one-piece with a cropped white t-shirt baring a bit of skin around her waist.
Kate Bosworth sported a similarly fitted overall but opted for a flared leg and white tank top, giving her outfit more of a 70s vibe.
Model Lily Aldridge proved that overalls are comfortable when she wore her baby blue denim onesie on a flight to LA a few weeks ago. We love the long-sleeved white shirt she wore underneath – perfect for colder days.
For a more sporty, casual look, take a hint from the ever stylish Sarah Jessica Parker and wear a classic boyfriend-cut overall. To keep it from looking boring, make sure you cuff the legs and – if wearing a long-sleeved top – also roll up your sleeves.
So, if you love your jeans and denim in general (who doesn’t?), why not give overalls a go? The days of pulling up your pants are over.
Images via Elle, InStyle, Cosmopolitan
From Marilyn Monroe to Brigitte Bardot, all of our favourite stars have walked down the red carpet in Cannes at some point or another. So, we’re counting down 10 of this years hits and misses in the fashion department including models, actresses and directors alike.
HIT: Sara Sampaio
Model Sara Sampaio hit the red carpet for the premiere of Inside Out in this stunning black ensemble which features a cut-out portion at the top. A simple white gold bracelet finished off the outfit, with long, teardrop earrings.
MISS: Eva Longoria
Actress Eva Longoria was at the premiere of Inside Out in a silky dress featuring lace panel cut-outs. The style and colour looks a bit dated if you ask us! Although her hair and makeup looked amazing.
HIT: Poppy Delevingne
Model and socialite Poppy Delevingne stunned the crowds in a maxi dress by Valentino for the premiere of Carol. The emerald green colour matched perfectly with white diamonds and a relaxed up-do.
MISS: Natalie Portman
Captured at the photocall for her new film A Tale of Love and Darkness, Natalie Portman wore an asymmetric gown by Chanel. It might be appropriate for the warmer weather, but we just don’t think the style is too flattering.
HIT: Salma Hayek
Actress Salma Hayek brought back some colour to the red carpet at the premiere of Rocco and His Brothers. We just love how this look is paired with a soft pink lip and tousled locks.
MISS: Lindsay Ellingson
This might have been an amazing dress, but unfortunately there is way too much texture going on in Lindsay Ellingson’s ensemble. But, hair and makeup looks sexy and sultry – win!
HIT: Rooney Mara
Rarely one to make a fashion faux pas, Rooney Mara chose a stunning cream dress for the premiere of Carol at this years 68th annual event. The colour is perfect for her skin tone and is super flattering with her hair and makeup.
MISS: Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda walked the red carpet at the premiere of The Sea of Trees in a cobalt blue, floor length gown. While we adore the colour on Jane, the style seems a little out-dated.
HIT: Diane Kruger
Actress Diane Kruger looked right at home on the red carpet, where she was spotted at the premiere of The Sea of Trees. Not only is this speckled gown an amazing tone, the style itself is perfect for summer!
MISS: Sienna Miller
While we usually love everything Sienna Miller wears on the red carpet, this was just not one of them. The colour-blocking dress had too much going on at the front, not to mention that it photographed sheer – and looked like a kite.
What was your favourite celebrity wearing at Cannes?
Images via Daily Celebs
October 6, 2011
Could we love Hugh Jackman any more? He might be playing a reluctant father in his last flick Real Steel but in real life he’s a amazing dad who’s giving away some old-fashioned parenting tips.
Jackman, 42, father to Oscar, 11, and Ava, six, says he’s strictly anti-technology during the week.
“A buddy of mine has a rule that I installed: No screens during the week. No TV, or computer, or anything like that,” says the Aussie actor.
Jackman and wife Deborah Lee-Furness try and maintain an ordinary lifestyle especially for the sake of their children. “Kids nowadays have very little time,” says Jackman. “They seem to be at school longer than ever. They have all sorts of after school activities. By the time you have eaten and showered and dressed, it is over. So there is not much time for it anyway.”
And it sounds like the low-profile parents have brought their children up with great values, enjoying spending time outdoors.
“I love to play Wii Tennis,” admits Jackman. “So I’ll say to my son, ‘Hey, lets go play on the Wii.’ And he goes, ‘Dad, it’s a beautiful day! Let’s go outside!'”
What do you think? Should kids be allowed access to TV and computers during the week?
If there already weren’t enough reasons to love Jimmy Kimmel now there is one more. Last week on his late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host weighed in on the ongoing debate as to whether people should vaccinate their children after a recent outbreak in the United States left 70 people with measles, only 6 of whom where previously vaccinated.
Taking a pro-vaccination stance, Kimmel shocked viewers when he took such a serious subject to air. Aimed at parents who are “more afraid of gluten than smallpox,” the monologue and witty PSA video encouraged all parents to vaccinate their children and, in failing to do so, should consider the consequences. Kimmel made sure he focused his argument around the fact that he would not expect people to take his guidance but he would expect for them to “take medical advice from almost every doctor in the world”.
He continued: “See the thing about doctors is that they didn’t learn about the human body from their friend’s Facebook page, they went to medical school where they studied all sorts of amazing things like how to prevent children from contracting horrible diseases.” Unrelenting, Kimmel questioned all those who consider themselves qualified to make these decisions. “If you are one of those people who knows more than doctors that’s fine, no vaccinations, but you’re not allowed to go to the doctor anymore… You should also let your kids smoke. Why wouldn’t you? The only people that say not to are doctors.”
Kimmel then presented an accompanying video message from doctors who captivated the audience with the pros of vaccination. “Remember that time you got polio?” a doctor asks, “No you don’t, because your parents got you f—ing vaccinated.”
The broadcast divided his huge audience with an overwhelming amount of viewers applauding Kimmel for using his public position to highlight the severity of the issue, yet anti-vaccination groups remained unconvinced. This is not the first time the Emmy-winning host has caused controversy and on Monday night took again to his show to continue his crusade despite the backlash.
Taking an interesting spin on one of his own segments Celebrities Read Mean Tweets, Kimmel looked back in jest at some of the unpleasant tweets he received during the week. Stating “Some people are demanding that I apologise, which of course, I will not… A lot of these groups are insisting that I present both sides of the argument and I’m not going to do that either because, well for the same reason that I wouldn’t present both sides if a group of people decided that [eating] pancakes make you gay. They don’t. There is no point in discussing it.”
A father himself, Kimmel has a pretty solid argument. Still, it is disheartening to know that in LA where his talk show is based, some schools have as many as 20 per cent of children unvaccinated, leaving all those who are too young to have shots exposed and at risk. So to all the parents out there who haven’t vaccinated your children yet, maybe you should reconsider. The outbreak is said to have originated at Disneyland – so much for being ‘The Happiest Place on Earth”.
To see Jimmy Kimmel’s original message for the Anti-Vaccine Movement click here
To see Jimmy Kimmel’s response to backlash click here
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A little over a year ago if someone had mentioned the name Amal Alamuddin to you, we doubt you would have noticed. Fast-forward to the present day and who would have thought that she is now one of the most talked about women in the world?
Since being linked with the world’s most desirable bachelor, 53 year-old George Clooney, Amal has been thrust into the spotlight. Realising her stunning sense of style was as impressive as her husband’s, the couple made international headlines during their Venice nuptials. Ever since, Amal’s following has grown exponentially – but not just because she is the woman who tamed Hollywood’s most eligible playboy.
Fortunate to be born with both brains and beauty, George has definitely met his match. A published author, international lawyer and activist, Amal specialises in human rights, criminal law and extradition having worked on countless cases including with the infamous founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. And if that wasn’t good enough she is also fluent in three languages Arabic, English and French.
Making her first public appearance as Mrs Clooney at this year’s Golden Globes, the lawyer used her public status as the perfect platform to raise awareness about the recent Charlie Hebdo killings and highlight the injustice via wearing a Je Suis Charlie pin. It was a big night for the newlyweds, with George receiving a Lifetime Achievement award. Hosts for the event, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, hit the nail on the head when introducing the honourable award; “Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight her husband is getting a Lifetime Achievement award.”
Recently, The Guardian announced the couple’s entrance at an award show saying: “Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband have arrived.” So is the shoe finally on the other foot, with more buzz surrounding Amal than her renowned husband? No longer are the cameras in the courtroom focused on the victims or perpetrators but instead on the face of the lawyer.
For years the red carpet has been a place for designers to showcase their work, not celebrities to raise social injustices. Yet celebrities exploiting the cameras and media attention they receive accomplish more than any amount of money thrown at the problem could. Notable women include Patricia Arquette at this year’s Oscars on wage equality, Emma Watson launching the UN HeForShe Campaign and Angelina Jolie’s work for UN Refugee Agency whose public position allows greater exposure and endless publicity. It is refreshing to see these people who, like Amal, are both willing and proud to showcase these matters.
So there is no doubt that Amal is intelligent, powerful and an absolute beauty. She has not abandoned her career to become her husband’s red carpet handbag and trophy wife. Instead, she is working harder than ever. That fact that she is married to one of the most prominent, iconic (and dare we say it) wealthiest people in the entertainment industry is just another impressive feature that keeps us in awe.
And that, Mrs Clooney, is why we love you.
Images via Reddit and ETonline
If, in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day on Saturday, your partner awarded you a free pass to get it on with a Hollywood celebrity, whom would you choose?
Recently married actor George Clooney is an extremely popular top pick, a recent sex survey revealed. Conducted by adult dating site Victoria Milan, via www.victoriamilan.com, the survey found 21 per cent of respondents wanted to pants Clooney.
Of course, the 56-year-old one-time sworn bachelor last year shocked the world (and no doubt himself) when he married London-based Lebanese-British lawyer, activist, and author Amal Alamuddin, 37, now known as Amal Clooney.
With an arguably more impressive career than her new actor, writer, producer, director and activist husband, Amal may have to watch her back if this survey is to be believed.
And while I am in no way personally advocating infidelity – it’s not my bag, baby – Victoria Milan is a dating site for attached people looking to cheat. And, back to the results, which also showed seven of every 10 cheating Aussie wives prefer to have an affair with a married man.
Next up, on the list of most-coveted celebrity husbands included George’s good mate, Brad Pitt and Ryan Reynolds, who secured second and third place with 16 per cent and 14 per cent of the votes respectively.
Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal says the results demonstrate solidarity between married cheats.
“If the person you cheat with is married, the playing field is levelled. There is a level of understanding, and most likely, you both have the same wants and needs,” Ms Vedal says. “Cheating doesn’t mean a person is unhappy in their marriage – they are just looking for that little something extra.”
Erm, right. I’m so glad she cleared that one up. Did someone say “wedding vows?”
Also popular were actors Joe Manganiello; Johnny Depp; Ashton Kutcher; Sean Penn; Adam Levine; Kanye West and Marc Anthony.
Images, in order, via: www.phootoscelebrities.com; www.dailymail.co.uk; and www.womenshealthmag.com.
Hollywood legend Sharon Stone prepares her return to the spotlight, appearing on the cover of the February 2015 edition of L’Officiel Australia. Sitting for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with the magazine, 2015 sees Stone reclaiming her superstar status, the culmination of a long climb back to the top following a brush with death in 2001 that almost cost her everything.
The 56-year-old speaks frankly about survival and sexuality alongside a photographic portfolio that proves the actress remains as assured in her own skin today as she was 23 years ago in her breakthrough role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct.
From that seminal role to her L’Officiel shoot, Stone is no stranger to controversy but, she says, “I can play a provocative character, that doesn’t make me provocative.”
Matthew Paroz, L’Officiel Australia Executive Editor, who interviewed Stone for the February issue says: “After nearly three decades in the business, Sharon is determined to make 2015 her biggest yet. In many respects, she’s an old-fashioned movie star – but unlike past generations, she embraces her age. With all she’s been through, she sees growing older as an honour.”
The February issue of L’Officiel Australia is a celebration of beauty from 20-year-old Lily McMenamy (daughter of ’90s supermodel Kristen McMenamy) to 43-year-old soul singer Erykah Badu and former model Stone. Models Poppy Delevigne, Barbara Palvin and Elisa Sednaoui also feature, as does actress and new mother Lake Bell. Star chef Heston Blumenthal speaks with L’Officiel on the eve of his move to Australia and the magazine also talks with fashion designer Michael Kors about the road to success—which, for him, has been anything but smooth.
The February 2015 edition of L’Officiel Australia follows the debut issue of the French fashion and luxury magazine last month. The 94-year-old publication is France’s oldest and most respected fashion title, and the 25th international edition brings an inimitable Gallic savoir faire with an Australian accent.
We asked you to choose which celebrity Mums you looked up to and boy did we get some surprises. Check out the list below:
Gwen Stefani because she often has her hubby and children with her all looking happy and fantastic!
Goldie Hawn has done such a wonderful job raising a great family in the limelight and I respect her so much for keeping them grounded.
I think Brooke Shields is an excellent celebrity mum. Like a lot of “normal” mums, she basically gave up her career to raise her kids.
Jenny McCarthy because she’s constantly raising Autism awareness and look after her autistic son! I have Autistic teenagers and appreciate what she’s doing!
Angelina Jolie. She is using her wealth to take care of children who would otherwise go without (and doesn’t make a big deal of it like Madonna!)
Jessica Rowe because she was open and honest regarding her feelings during her post natal depression. She made it real.
Julia Roberts is someone who could have continued to work and earn enormous amounts of money, but who has chosen her children over her ego.
Cate Blanchett because she’s elegant and refined but real. She has a conscience and can see she genuinely loves motherhood!
Funnily enough, Nicole Ritchie looks really down to earth and has embraced motherhood and cleaned up her act. I respect her for that.
I look up to Michelle Williams. Going through everything that she’s had to in the public eye whilst raising her daughter is a job well done.
Reese Witherspoon. She is so in love with her children and the fact that the most she will ever be away from her kids is two nights is really admirable.
I think Terri Irwin is doing a fantastic job as a single Mother raising two young children and managing Australia Zoo. What an exceptional and inspirational Australian!
Heidi Klum because of her incredible bungee stomach. After every child it just snaps back!
Does Rebecca Gibney’s character on ‘Packed to the Rafters’ count? Only a super mum would let all those kids back in the house!
Sarah Murdoch is a mum and a business woman and she remains grounded and gorgeous!
Kris Kardashian. The way she handles all those daughters of hers (and Rob) definitely creates good entertainment! She deserves a big pat on the back!
Michelle Obama. She’s always so stylish and is such an amazing role model for the world. I love how she is so grounded and family orientated.
I look up to Johanna Griggs. She demonstrates strength and humour in a down to earth, easy to like package.
Olivia Newton-John. She had so much to overcome with cancer and her daughter suffering from an eating disorder, but she still keeps smiling.
Sharon Osborne because she’s survived her famous faulty family AND survived cancer as well, that deserves recognition.
So do you agree? Let us know what you think now.
The Logies have been notorious for some of the best frocks and some of the worst shockers in Australian fashion – and last night was no exception. There was, of course, a common trend thread – this year black, white, lace and muted colours were the hot picks. Scotty Cam may have taken home the Gold Logie this year but the style stunners of the night, without a doubt, were Jesinta Campbell, Rebecca Judd and Jennifer Hawkins.
Other stunners included Kylie Minogue, Sonya Kruger and Jessica Morais:
And those who could have done a bit better:
Not only does she wish she had smaller boobs, but Kate Upton has gone so far as to say she wishes she had a body like her The Other Woman co-star Cameron Diaz.
Kate told The Sun in an interview: “I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life as I love to wear spaghetti tops braless or go for the smallest bikini designs… Every single day, I’m like, ‘Oh, man, it would be so much easier,’ especially if people didn’t constantly bring them up.”
The 21-year-old model-turned-actress also said: “If I could just take [my breasts] off like they were clip-ons…” Hmmm, there’s a visual image.
She want on to say that “Cameron Diaz has the perfect figure”. she told the paper. But don’t worry boys, she won’t be visiting the cosmetic surgeon’s office for a reduction any time soon.
“I love my boobs and I’m proud of my size. That’s an important message to young girls — love who you are,” she said.
Five months pregnant with her first child, former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie graces the cover of WHO magazine’s Most Beautiful People issue for 2014. Ritchie is expecting a baby with her husband, NRL player-turned-chef Stuart Webb.
She opens up about her impending motherhood and why she feels it’s the right time to have a baby. “The gift of being able to carry a child is beautiful,” she says. “It’s happened at the right time. Becoming a mother will be a wonderful bonus to who I already am.”
The radio presenter leads a gallery of home-grown stars and international A-listers who make us swoon, including Jared Leto, Jessica Marais, Callan Mulvey, Rose Byrne, Daniel MacPherson, Katy Perry and more.