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Eva Marcille Is Pregnant! Find Out the Sex of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Star's Second Child(11/21/17) Eva Marcille (ex-Tyra Hamilton, The Young & The Restless) keeps the exciting news coming!
E! News can confirm the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is pregnant and expecting her second child—a baby boy! She's already a mama to her 3-year-old daughter, Marley Rae, with her ex Kevin McCall, but the baby will mark her first with boyfriend Michael Sterling.
Marcille took to Instagram to share the exciting news alongside a photo of Marley and Michael, writing, "We're Expecting!!!!! 5 months in and we couldn't be more excited!!! @miketsterling gets a mini me and #Marley gets a sidekick."
The America's Next Top Model Cycle 3 winner also spoke to People about the news.
"I said, 'Marley, would you like to have a little brother or sister?' And she said, 'Yes, Mom, but you know what? Maybe a baby brother. Make it a brother,'" Marcille recalled of her daughter's comments. "I thought that was adorable, but at the time, I had no idea what I was having, so my fear [about] this extremely expressive and outgoing young girl [was] if this baby came out to be a little girl, that might not be a great situation for Marley."
She continued, "However, I found out soon after that I was having a boy, and I felt like she willed it in her favor. I'm beyond elated to be having a boy."
So exciting! Congratulations to the growing family.
Harvey Weinstein gave model $1M in hush money after alleged groping(11/21/17) Harvey Weinstein pressured a young model into taking $1 million in hush money backed by a nondisclosure agreement that she barely understood, according to a new report.
Weinstein paid the sum to Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez in 2015 so she wouldn’t talk about an incident in which he allegedly groped her breast and tried to reach up her skirt, The New Yorker reported on Tuesday.
“I didn’t even understand almost what I was doing with all those papers. I was really disoriented. My English was very bad,” the model said. She realized the gravity of the situation when she saw Weinstein’s lawyer’s hands shaking, she said.
“The moment I [signed] it, I really felt it was wrong,” she added.
She accepted the deal after working with the NYPD to secretly record Weinstein admitting to groping her. As part of Weinstein’s payout, Gutierrez was also made to sign a statement — to be released if she ever broke the non-disclosure agreement — which stated that the behavior Weinstein to which admitted on tape never happened.
An attorney familiar with the agreement called it “the most usurious one I have seen in decades of practice,” according to New Yorker writer Ronan Farrow, who did not name the lawyer.
Farrow, among the first to report the Weinstein scandal, also laid out connections between the private-investigation firm K2, which Weinstein hired to dig up dirt on Gutierrez, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who declined to prosecute the producer.
Some of the K2 investigators working the case were former employees of the DA, in what two unnamed PIs described to Farrow as a “revolving door” culture between Vance’s office and private investigators.
The NYPD was so confused when Vance’s office declined to prosecute for lack of evidence that it reviewed 10 recent criminal complaints similar to Gutierrez’s in which arrest warrants were issued despite far less evidence than in the Weinstein case.
“They didn’t have a quarter of the evidence we had,” a law-enforcement official told Farrow, referring to the 10 cases. “All of them resulted in arrests.”
Farrow — the estranged son of Woody Allen and whose mom is Mia Farrow — also reported that Weinstein hit up brother Bob when he needed cash to silence accusers because he did not want a big withdrawal from his own accounts to raise red flags with his wife.
Bob cut a roughly $600,000 check that was split between former Harvey assistant Zelda Perkins and her own assistant after Perkins filed a notice of impending legal action against Harvey. Bob told Farrow he did not know about the sex-assault allegations.
Kendall Jenner beats out Gisele as highest-paid model(11/21/17) Gisele Bündchen hasn’t been keeping up with Kendall Jenner.
The 37-year-old Brazilian beauty was knocked off her pedestal this year as the millennial model snagged the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ list of highest-paid models.
Bündchen, who had held the title since 2002, brought in $17.5 million this year while the reality TV star-turned-supermodel brought in $22 million.
Jenner’s big payday is thanks to her deals with Estée Lauder, La Perla and Adidas. She also has money coming in from “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and her clothing line with sister Kylie Jenner (despite the drama surrounding their T-shirts depicting late rapper Tupac Shakur in July). The aftermath of her “tone-deaf” Pepsi commercial didn’t seem to have a negative effect on her bank account either.
Bündchen, who is married to Tom Brady, posed for Carolina Herrera fragrance and Arezzo shoes and Brazilian company Vivara.
Other stunners who made the list include Chrissy Teigen at No. 3 and the Hadid sisters: Gigi came in fifth and Bella ninth.
Model claims Russell Simmons forced her into sex while Brett Ratner watched(11/19/17) A former model claims she was just 17 when hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons forced her into sex — and all while his pal, embattled moviemaker Brett Ratner, sat by and watched, according to a bombshell report on Sunday.
Keri Claussen Khalighi said the scary casting-couch incident happened in 1991 when she and Ratner were at Simmons’ New York home to allegedly watch a music video the men had been doing, according to the Los Angeles Times.
That’s when Simmons allegedly made aggressive sexual advances and removed her clothes, as Ratner sat nearby.
“I looked over at Brett and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face,” the then-Nebraska teenager recalled. “In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together.”
She continued: Ratner “just sat there and watched.”
The Simmons, who is 60, would have been 33 or 34 at the time.
“I fought it wildly,” said Khalighi, who claimed she was eventually coerced into performing oral sex. “I guess I just acquiesced.”
Khalighi the experience was “disgusting” and she went to take a shower — where Simmons allegedly followed her and penetrated her.
“It hurt so much,” she said.
The famed music executive Simmons insisted his relations with Khalighi were also consensual.
“I know Keri Claussen Khalighi and remember the weekend in 1991 that she has referenced,” Simmons said in a statement. “Everything that happened between us 26 years ago was completely consensual and with Keri’s full participation.”
The Def Jam records co-founder Simmons insisted he’s on the right side of Hollywood’s burgeoning debate on sexual harassment.
“Let me be crystal clear and very direct. Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being,” he said.
“I have always spoken out regarding my life experiences, women’s issues and the need to bring a faster and more decisive shift in the collective consciousness that will help bring about true women’s equality.”
Ratner’s attorney Martin Singer told the LA Times that his client has “no recollection” of Khalighi asking for help against Simmons’ moves
A half-dozen women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, recently accused Ratner of sexual misconduct.
Ratner and Simmons were investigated for an alleged sexual battery in 2001 in Beverly Hills, California, but prosecutors declined to press charges, Variety reported earlier this month.
The entertainment and political worlds have been rocked by accusations of sexual harassment and assault, following allegations against Tinseltown titan Harvey Weinstein.
Since allegations — dozens, spread over decades — emerged against Weinstein, other powerful men such as actor Kevin Spacey, US Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-Ala.) have been confronted by accusers.
Pam Anderson slams Naomi Campbell over long fur coat(11/15/17) Vegan Pam Anderson has a beef with Naomi Campbell.
The supermodel wore a long coat made from the pelts of at least a dozen red foxes as she strolled into the Pirelli Calendar party at the Manhattan Center last week on the arm of Sean Combs, who wore a white mink stole.
“So many animals were anally electrocuted for this coat and sometimes skinned alive. Naomi, I adore you. I wish you wouldn’t wear fur,” Anderson said in a message to Naomi that was then relayed to me.
“People follow you. You are a fashion icon. This is heartbreaking,” Anderson said. “Please have a heart and lose the real fur.”
Campbell was slammed by animal lovers when she posted a photo of herself in the fur coat on Instagram. But some defended her, including one fan who wrote: “Why stop wearing fur, when it looks so damn good!?”
Harvey Weinstein hit on Paris Hilton in the ladies’ room(11/7/17) Harvey Weinstein tried to make a move on Paris Hilton in the women’s bathroom at the amfAR Gala near Cannes, France, in 2001, when she was just 20 years old.
The disgraced movie mogul, whom the NYPD on Friday said it is working to arrest for allegedly raping “Boardwalk Empire” star Paz de la Huerta, “made a beeline for Paris” when she arrived at the gala hosted by Elizabeth Taylor and sponsored by Weinstein’s Miramax Films at the restaurant Le Moulin de Mougins.
The theme was A Diamond Is Forever, and Hilton arrived in a dress with three-quarters of a million dollars of diamonds sewn onto it.
An eyewitness told Page Six, “As soon as Paris arrived, Harvey made a beeline for her and was all over her. He even seemed to be salivating. He used his usual line, ‘Come to my office. I want to make movies with you. I can make you a star,’?” but Hilton seemed unimpressed, said the witness, who insists he or she strongly remembers the incident because Weinstein was so aggressive.
During the cocktail hour, Hilton went to the ladies’ room, the witness continued, and Harvey followed her in. “He was pushing the door of the stall Paris was inside, demanding she open the door, saying he ‘needed to talk to her.’ She didn’t open the door. A male event worker had seen Harvey follow Paris into the ladies’ and alerted a security guard, who went into the bathroom and ordered Harvey to leave the women’s bathroom. At first he refused, saying, ‘I’m a friend, it’s OK.’ Finally, he was muscled out, and guards stood watch over Paris all night to protect her, partly because of her very valuable diamond dress and partly to keep Harvey at bay.”
Other guests at the gala for AIDS research included Dame Shirley Bassey, who performed, Naomi Campbell, Rosanna Arquette, David Lynch, Stephen Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming. Weinstein led the charity auction and even brazenly brought Hilton onstage despite his bathroom blunder.
Reps for Weinstein didn’t get back to us when asked for comment. Hilton declined to comment.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tie the knot(11/5/17) For pitcher, for poorer!
On Saturday, less than a week after the Houston Astros became World Series champions, the team’s ace Justin Verlander walked down the aisle with his bride, actress Kate Upton.
The smitten pair celebrated their nuptials with friends and family in Italy. Upton beamed at her MVP while she wore a flowing white wedding gown.
Verlander, 34, and Upton, 25, began dating in 2014, and announced their engagement at the 2016 Met Gala — the starry event where Upton rocked a massive diamond ring by Anita Ko.
The actress has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Astros, showing up frequently to her husband’s baseball games during the regular and post-season — even though, as The Post recently revealed, Upton is a Yankees fan at heart.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are getting married this weekend(11/4/17) Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Kate Upton and pitcher Justin Verlander, who just won the World Series with the Houston Astros, will tie the knot this weekend.
According to People magazine, the pair will wed in Italy.
The two were seen in a passionate postgame kiss when the Astros won the World Series.
Their engagement was made public last year at the Met Gala after Upton showed up with a giant engagement ring and revealed they’d been keeping the news under wraps.
They began dating in 2014.
Christie Brinkley prefers dating men her age(11/3/17) Christie Brinkley may look several years younger than she is, but don’t expect her to date that young.
“I prefer [men] around my age,” the 63-year-old supermodel told Wendy Williams on Thursday. “I think five to ten years younger would be OK.”
But, Brinkley said, one trait that doesn’t come with age is confidence.
“Unfortunately … all the guys that are confident are really young [because] they’re so young they don’t need something on their arm to make them feel better about themselves,” she explained. “That’s a little too young.”
The mom of three — who has had a thing for rockers in the past, having been married to Billy Joel and dated John Mellencamp — told Williams, “I like to dabble, I prefer to keep it quiet,” when it comes to her current dating life.
And as for her ex-husband’s newborn, Brinkley can’t wait to meet her, but then give her back.
“I’m dying to get my hands on that little Remy, and give her a squeeze and then say, ‘OK, here ya go, I’m heading out to have fun!'”
Jill Goodacre reveals five-year battle with breast cancer(10/25/17) Former Victoria’s Secret model Jill Goodacre has been quietly battling breast cancer for the last five years.
“I was scared I was going to lose her, absolutely. I wasn’t going to let her see that, but I was,” her husband of 23 years, Harry Connick Jr., told People in an interview published Wednesday.
In 2012, Goodacre had her annual mammogram. Although it came up clear, she was told she needed to get an ultrasound as well because of her “dense breasts.”
Goodacre, now 53, was diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma, and immediately underwent a lumpectomy and radiation.
“I took to my bed when I found out,” she said, adding that telling her three daughters was one of the hardest parts. “When the girls all got home from school, they came up to my room and climbed in bed with me, and I told them. And just watching their faces — it was so horrible as I saw the fear dawning on them and the confusion.”
Although Goodacre didn’t have to undergo chemotherapy, her lumpectomy results didn’t come back with “clean margins,” which meant she was due for a second surgery.
“Radiation absolutely wiped me out,” she said. Since then she’s been taking Tamoxifen, an estrogen modulator, that immediately forced her into menopause.
Five years later, she’s getting ready to stop taking the drug and is ready to talk about what she went through.
“I’d never heard about dense breasts,” she said. “And if I’d only had a mammogram and walked away for the next year, things could have turned out so differently for me.”
‘Creepy’ Dr. Doom chases after married model Paulina Porizkova(10/24/17) Famed economist Nouriel Roubini is aggressively wooing supermodel Paulina Porizkova, even though she has been married to Cars frontman Ric Ocasek for 28 years.
Roubini — nicknamed “Dr. Doom” after predicting the 2008 financial crisis — spoke at Richard Hurowitz’s hedge fund conference last week at Sotheby’s New York, where he jovially announced his new moniker should be “Dr. Boom Boom,” due to the lavish surroundings.
However, the name seems more appropriate following Page Six’s coverage of his wild hot-tub parties attended by scores of young women and models at what one outlet uncouthly called his “vagina-walled downtown loft.”
Witnesses at Sotheby’s said that after Roubini spoke, he chatted up Czech-born Swedish model Porizkova, 52, who was in the audience. She shot to fame in the ’80s as a cover star of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and went on to star in ad campaigns for Chanel, Versace and Christian Dior, among many others. She wed Ocasek in 1989, and they have two sons and are still happily married, according to friends.
But that apparently didn’t deter randy Roubini, 58, who is unmarried and an NYU professor. According to a source at the event, “Roubini was all over Paulina. He was very smart but really creepy, and she was a little freaked out by it. When he asked for her e-mail, she was too polite to say no, and now he’s been messaging her saying, ‘Come to one of my famous parties.’?” The source added, “Roubini seems sort of weird — it’s not a good look to be nearly 60 and bragging about your sexy hot-tub parties.”
We’re told Porizkova did not respond to his invite to join one of his bacchanals, which often involve models jumping into his giant Jacuzzi on the roof of his party penthouse.
Roubini once told New York magazine of the models who attend his bashes, “They love my beautiful mind,” and that what makes his soirees so special are, “Beautiful girls .?.?. I look for 10 girls to one guy.”
Roubini didn’t respond to e-mails and reps for Porizkova didn’t get back to us.
Brazilian model used broken glass to fend off Weinstein(10/22/17) Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein used his fashion connections as a pipeline to vulnerable women – including one who had to fend him off with jagged glass, according to a report Sunday.
The boorish Weinstein, who is married to designer Georgina Chapman and the onetime executive producer of TV’s “Project Runway,” routinely found ways to meet privately with models, often young and from outside the United States, nearly a dozen fashion industry sources told the Los Angeles Times.
Brazilian model Julianna De Paula recalled a particularly pervy incident a decade ago when she allegedly ended up at Weinstein’’s New York loft – and was forced to kiss other women in front of him, the paper said.
A naked Weinstein ended up chasing her through his apartment, forcing her to use a broken glass to keep him at bay, De Paula said.
“He looked at me, and he started to laugh,” she said. “I was shocked. I was completely in disbelief.”
And Weinstein wasn’t shy about his alleged lascivious ways.
Model Samantha Panagrosso recalled meeting Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003, when the movieman allegedly started touched her legs under the water in a hotel pool.
When she objected, the portly perv simply pointed at another model nearby and boasted, she said.
“’Look at her, I’m going to have her come to my room for a screen test,’” Panagrosso said, quoting Weinstein.
Weinstein’s spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister, repeated to the paper that her boss has “unequivocally denied” allegations of nonconsensual sex.
She said that in the case of Brock and Panagrosso, “Their recollection of events differs from that of Mr. Weinstein.”
Bar Refaeli and husband welcome baby girl(10/22/17) Bar Refaeli has welcomed a new addition to her family.
The Israeli model, 32, gave birth to a baby girl at 10 p.m. local time on Friday night at Tel Aviv Medical Center.
“She is feeling great,” the hospital’s spokesman, Avi Shushan, told Page Six. He also confirmed that Refaeli and her husband, Adi Ezra, named their newborn daughter Elle. “She will probably leave the hospital on Monday.”
The couple is also parents to 1-year-old daughter, Liv.
Refaeli is sure to be flaunting her model bod again in no time. She was spotted rocking a bikini just three weeks after giving birth to her first child.
Penny Lancaster reveals she was drugged and raped(10/20/17) Former model Penny Lancaster has revealed that, as a teenager, she was drugged and raped by a fashion industry executive.
“I had a job with a fashion designer and they took me on for a particular job and then they offered me an opportunity to meet some other people at an event they were going to and would I like to go,” Lancaster, 46, shared on Thursday’s episode of ITV’s “Loose Women,” reports the UK’s Express.
“I was like, ‘Oh, someone might me interested. I might me able to get some more work,’ and that’s what you were out there doing as a model,” she recalled. “He was like, ‘I have to stop at my apartment and pick something up,’ and we went up to the apartment.”
From there, Lancaster — who is now married to Rod Stewart — says the man offered to pour her a drink from his home bar. But the details after that get shaky, as Lancaster says she doesn’t even remember drinking anything.
“I found myself facedown on the bed with him on top of me,” Lancaster tearfully said. “I couldn’t tell my mum or dad because I thought they would say to me, ‘Why did you go back to his house?’ But, he was a client I had worked with and he promised to introduce me to other people.”
Lancaster says she was “naive” and that she “trusted” the unidentified man.
“I can’t remember much of what happened but he he was on top of me and enjoying the experience but I certainly wasn’t,” she added.
She tearfully pleaded for other victims to come forward.
“Mothers, if your daughter is able to come and talk to you about it, they have to know they won’t be told off, it’s not their fault they’re not guilty, the other person is,” she said.
Model accuses David Blaine of rape(10/20/17) A former model claims David Blaine raped her at his London home in 2004 — and now the magician is under investigation by British authorities, according to a report.
Natasha Prince, who now works as an art dealer, told The Daily Beast she was just 21 when Blaine invited her over to his Chelsea pad and asked her to join him in a bedroom after giving her a cocktail.
“He spun around quite quickly and said, ‘Kiss me.’ I did kiss him. And then he said, ‘Finish your drink’ and took the glass from me and put it on the table, and that’s really the last thing I remember,” she told the publication.
“At some point, I was on the bed, face-forward, and he was behind me. I think it woke me up a little bit, because I’d never had that [anal sex] done to me before. I remember moving around a lot. I was limp, and I was very floaty; I was in and out of a deep sleep.”
Prince said she felt “stoned” when she woke up naked after the alleged rape.
“He was shirtless at the end of the bed,” she said. “And when I looked at him, he said, ‘You have really nice t-ts.’”
Prince said she’s suffered from anxiety and low self-esteem since the alleged incident — and finally came forward to police in Nov. 2016 after years of blaming herself.
“In my head, rape was being sober—pull her in a bush, pull down her pants and just ditch her… So I blamed myself,” she said. “I did like him. I was interested in him. So I didn’t think about going to the police.”
Authorities told Prince last month that they’d asked Blaine to travel to England with his lawyer for an “interview under caution,” according to The Daily Beast.
“Officers from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating an allegation of rape,” Scotland Yard said in a statement.
“The allegation was reported to police on 17 November 2016 by a woman who alleged she was raped at an address in Chelsea in June or July 2004 when she was aged 21. There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries continue.”
Blaine’s attorney, Marty Singer, denied the allegations.
“My client vehemently denies that he raped or sexually assaulted any woman, ever, and he specifically denies raping a woman in 2004,” he said.
“If, in fact, there is any police investigation, my client will fully cooperate because he has nothing to hide.”
Model Amy Elmore Shares Harrowing Personal Abuse: “It’s Time To Talk About Sexual Predators In The Modeling Business”(10/20/17) Amy Elmore, a model for 29 years, has experienced and witnessed years of the sexual predatory nature of men in positions of power. She was raped at the age of 17 “by a famous musician” and then as a struggling model had to face the realities of the predatory nature of fashion photographers, only to come to Hollywood to find further systemic abuse. Elmore is one of the first models to come forward, following the sexual assault allegations against mogul Harvey Weinstein, to expose the modeling industry.
Elmore, whose face has graced the covers of Seventeen Magazine, Modern Bride, Cosmopolitan, and Elle, was only 17 when she started her career in modeling and saw the abuse at the hand of fashion photographers and the agencies that sent young models to them. When she tried to transition to become an actress at the age of 26, she was once again faced with another problem, saying, “It almost felt like a prostitution ring.”
Elmore dabbled in acting but is now an activist for mental health and women’s empowerment. She is speaking up not only about sexual harassment in modeling but also what her transition to acting was like as a model coming into Hollywood.
Elmore is now 46 years old and speaks to organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of America about these issues. “I was at a talk at a high school, and one young girl raised her hand and asked, ‘what should I do if it happens to me?’ And at that moment, my heart broke because I knew it had happened to her,” said Elmore. “We need to let girls and boys know that it’s okay to speak up and talk about it and get help, and there is no shame in this.”
Here, in her own words, is what she experienced both as a young model and a young actress. As she says, “It’s time to talk about sexual predators in the modeling business”:
I was raped when I was modeling at 17 in Tokyo by a famous musician, and I didn’t tell anyone for 20 years because I thought it was my fault. I have been speaking to The Boys and Girls Clubs and talking to other girls to give them the confidence to speak up. I’m glad all these celebrities are speaking out because it gives younger girls that confidence to speak up.
I won the 17 contest for the Seventeen Magazine cover. I was on the cover of Cosmo and on Elle. I did better in Europe so my agency [one of the top modeling agencies in the country] wanted to send me back to Europe. It was kinda understood in the modeling business that certain girls who were dating photographers would become stars. If you slept with photographers, you would become a star. It’s the way that it worked. Not everyone, but in general, a lot of people got their careers this way. It was just kind of known. And the photographers were constantly after you for that.
So, I said to (one of the agents at my modeling agency), I won’t sleep with anyone if I have to go (back to Europe). They said, ‘Then don’t go.’
I grew up in the South and have morals and values. I wanted a career. I wasn’t afraid to work hard. I just wanted to do my job. They said they wanted to send me back to make me more famous. That was like in 1993. But I knew what that meant.
I had another photographer say to me, ‘I can make you look really good or make you look really bad.’ There was a general understanding of what that meant.
I went to Hollywood in 1996. It almost felt like a prostitution ring in Hollywood. [An agent I knew] was like, ‘This actor wants you to come to his house for a drink. If you date this producer, he’ll send you flowers once a week.’ I didn’t want to “date” him. I didn’t buy into any of this stuff. It just never felt right. There are good people out there, but there are bad people out there, too.
I’m still a model, but I think this story needs to be told.
Christy Turlington: Model harassment is widely tolerated(10/18/17) Sexual harassment and mistreatment of models have always been widely known and tolerated in the fashion industry, Christy Turlington Burns said.
“The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experienced at some point in our careers. I feel fortunate that I did not personally experience anything traumatic, but also know that is not the norm,” she told Women’s Wear Daily in an interview published Wednesday.
The former supermodel, who is married to actor-director Ed Burns, said her mother was often by her side in the early days and once she grew successful, “I was handled with extra care.”
In hindsight, Burns said she wondered whether she served as a “honeypot,” meaning she was used to make others feel protected.
“There were no chaperones on sets to monitor the hours worked or appropriateness of the themes of shoots and behavior of the crews, no tutors required or penalties if standards were broken,” said Turlington Burns, who was at her height as a model in the 1980s and ’90s.
She went on to earn her master’s degree in public health and has a nonprofit organization that trains midwives in Guatemala.
Movie Night With Karlie Kloss(10/17/17) Movie Night With Karlie Kloss, a six-part series of short-form interviews and games, will premiere Thursday, Dec. 28 at 6:30 pm on Freeform. Guests include tennis champ Serena Williams, actresses Rachel Bilson (Nashville) and Victoria Justice (Victorious) and supermodel Kendall Jenner, among others.
Heidi Klum Speaks Out Against Harvey Weinstein as He's Stripped of Executive Producer Credit on Project Runway(10/13/17) Heidi Klum is supporting the “brave women” who have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein, who is embroiled in an ongoing sexual harassment scandal.
“I wish I could say that the horrible stories I read about Harvey Weinstein are a rare occurrence in our society, but that is simply not the case. We would be naive to think that this behavior only happens in Hollywood,” Klum, 44, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“This is one example of the more pervasive problem of the mistreatment of women around the world. I think it would be hard to find a woman – myself included – who have not had an experience where they have felt intimidated or threatened by a man using his power, position or his physical stature,” the Project Runway host and judge says.
“I truly admire these brave women who are coming forward to share their stories because change cannot come unless there is a dialogue and people are held accountable,” she concludes.
Klum’s statements come after Weinstein, 65, was stripped of his executive producer credit on the Lifetime reality show competition.
Since Project Runway‘s premiere in 2012, the movie mogul’s former studio, The Weinstein Company, has been co-producing the show along with Bunim-Murray Productions.
A source tells PEOPLE it’s unclear what will happen going forward as TWC owns a majority in Project Runway.
Weinstein’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman has often appeared on the show as a guest judge since 2012.
“Production is already completed on the next season of Project Runway All Stars with Georgina,” a rep for the reality Lifetime series confirmed to PEOPLE Thursday. “We have yet to determine an airdate.”
Ashley Judd and Multiple Women Accuse Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment as He Announces Leave of Absence
Weinstein has since been fired from TWC and Chapman announced she’s leaving him.
On Sunday, eight women — including actress Ashley Judd — spoke out against Weinstein in a New York Times report, accusing him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. The paper also reported that Weinstein reached private settlements with eight women, including actress Rose McGowan.
On Tuesday, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and several other women added their own accounts of alleged mistreatment, and more than two dozen women have now come forward.
Also on Tuesday, Chapman revealed in a statement to PEOPLE that she had decided to leave Weinstein in the wake of the allegations: “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”
Following the NYT report about the allegations, Weinstein said in a statement that he was working with therapists and planned to “deal with this issue head-on.”
“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” a spokesperson for the movie mogul has said.
On Thursday, PEOPLE reported that Weinstein checked into a luxury resort in Arizona after jetting out of Los Angeles on Wednesday. The source said the movie mogul was staying at the five-star hotel (which boasts a spa and golf course) because “he doesn’t want to go a place where he can’t use his cell phone.”
“His team set him up at a secure place to get him the help he needs — he knows and wants help,” said another source close to the situation.
Cara Delevingne Says Harvey Weinstein Attempted To Kiss Her, Blocked Door(10/11/17) Actress/model Cara Delevingne says Harvey Weinstein tried to kiss her, asked her to kiss another woman, and attempted to block her from leaving his hotel room. The Tulip Fever star also says Weinstein asked about her sexuality and warned her that being gay “in public” would doom her Hollywood career.
In a lengthy Instagram post (read it below), Delevingne – who does not address her sexuality in the post – said her first contact with Weinstein came when the now-disgraced mogul called to ask if she “had slept” with women.
“When I first started to work as an actress,” Delevingne writes, “I was working on a film and I received a call from? Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call….i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I’d never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood.”
She then recounts how a hotel room meeting with Weinstein quickly turned from professional to inappropriate.
“He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room.”
Here is the full message:
When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from? Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call….i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I’d never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn’t deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn’t want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.
In a second Instagram post today, Delevingne said, “I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is NEVER their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth. I am relieved to be able to share this….i actually feel better and I’m proud of the women who are brave enough to speak….this isn’t easy but there are strength in our numbers. As I said, this is only the beginning. In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it. This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them. I urge you all to talk and to the people who defend these men, you are part of the problem”
Eva Marcille Joins Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast for Season 10(9/30/17) It's the Real Housewives of Atlanta-America's Next Top Model crossover we never knew we needed.
E! News can confirm Eva Marcille, who won cycle 3 of the Tyra Banks-hosted reality competition in 2004, is joining the Bravo series for season 10. Eva isn't an official housewife, though, and will be featured as a friend.
"I'm so excited to join NeNe [Leakes] and the ladies for the 10th season of RHOA," the 32-year-old told Us Weekly. "Atlanta and America, get ready!"
Bravo dropped the first trailer for the upcoming season just days ago, which focused on Nene's widely-anticipated return since she last signed up for a full-time season in 2015.
E! News previously reported Phaedra Parks would not return to the reality series, though seasoned RHOA veterans Sheree Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore and Cynthia Baileywill certainly bring the drama (and Georgia peaches!) as per usual.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann is also expected to make a few guest appearances along the way, and things get intense between her and Kenya.
So what is there to know about Eva? After being named America's Next Top Model, the light-eyed bombshell went on to star on The Young and the Restless as well as films including Crossover, I Think I Love My Wife and Sister Code.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns November 5 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
Bella Hadid speaks her mind on immigration(9/27/17) Bella Hadid may only be 20 years old, but she’s proving to be wise beyond her years.
The kid sister to Gigi Hadid and daughter of Yolanda Hadid has strong opinions when it comes to President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration.
“My dad was a refugee,” Hadid tells Harper’s Bazaar Arabia of her billionaire father and architect Mohamed Hadid. “He came from Palestine to America when he was a baby.”
“Thankfully, he was able to come, but it was very hard and now it’s probably 100 times harder,” she added. “It makes me sad that power is getting taken from a lot of people and they’re not able to make a new life for their children and their families. It’s crazy to me that one person can tell you whether or not you can have a better life.”
It’s because of her strong sense of self and the world that enabled her to forgo security and join the No Ban, No Wall protest in New York City earlier this year. “I just wanted to stand up for what I felt was right and I really didn’t care if I was with 100,000 other people because, with or without security, I wanted to go and stand for something I believe in,” she said. “Nobody was even looking.”
Now Hadid has confessed she’s seeing how superficial modeling can be. “It’s not very giving, being a model, it doesn’t warm your heart,” Hadid said. “It’s not as rewarding for the soul as most things.”
Thus, she’s planning to use her growing platform to make a real difference in the world.
“Since I was a kid I’ve loved helping people,” she said. “My mom always said that I would go on the street and hug somebody that was sitting on the corner. It was just because I genuinely loved people, and that’s something that I want to bring forward with me in my career. If I’m able to change something in the world for the better, then I’ll be ecstatic.”
Hilary Rhoda and mom’s bitter legal battle heading to trial(9/26/17) Model Hilary Rhoda and her mother, Marianne, are headed to trial on Oct. 23 after a bitter legal dispute that’s dragged on for years.
In 2014, Rhoda — who’s modeled for Valentino, Givenchy and Gucci — sued her mom, alleging she stole six figures while acting as her manager and “manipulated her familial role to improperly seize — and then abuse — enormous power over Hilary’s finances.”
Marianne filed a countersuit demanding that Hilary fork over $2 million in benefits and savings that Marianne says were illegally withheld from her.
She also slammed Hilary’s volatile former-hockey-player hubby Sean Avery’s employment as “sporadic.”
Naomi, Cindy, Helena and more ‘90s supermodels reunite for Versace(9/23/17) (Photo) Supermodels of the 1990s fashion world reunited on the Versace runway for Milan Fashion Week to honor the late designer.
Carla Bruni, 49, Claudia Schiffer, 47, Naomi Campbell, 47, Cindy Crawford, 51, and Helena Christensen, 48, all wore gold slip gowns that aligned with early looks of Gianni Versace, who was slain 20 years ago.
They strutted their stuff to the soundtrack of George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” — Campbell and Crawford both starred in the music video for the hit song.
Before making their way down the runway with Donatella Versace, the women struck a pose at the front of the stage.
“I can’t even describe the feelings I had today,” Crawford wrote on Instagram with a picture of her with her fellow models along with Donatella Versace. “Thank you @Donatella_Versace for allowing us to pay tribute to Gianni and #Versace. Such a moment!”
Crawford’s daughter Kaia took the same runway shortly before her, continuing her Fashion Week takeover.
Kylie Jenner is pregnant(9/23/17) Kylie Jenner is expecting her first child, a source confirms to Page Six. Her boyfriend is rapper Travis Scott.
The 20-year-old makeup mogul and Scott, 25, have reportedly been dating since April, when they were seen holding hands at the Coachella music festival and walking arm in arm at Bentley University in Massachusetts, where Scott performed at the school’s Spring Day concert.
A source tells us that she is expecting a baby girl. “She has been looking pregnant for about four months,” says the insider.
The pair have already proved their permanent love for each other with ink. They Snapchatted new, matching butterfly tattoos on their ankles in June.
In a 2016 clip of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kylie says 25 is a good age to have kids, with her father, Caitlyn, stating that 30 is a good age. “I feel like 30 is too late. Every psychic said that I’m only going to have two kids,” she responds.
During a Q&A on Snapchat in October, the “Life of Kylie” star says, “I’m getting a lot of questions about kids. How many kids do I want? Do I want kids? And I do want kids, but not now.”
A year later, Kylie is about to become a mother and is rumored to be due in February. Reportedly, Scott has been excitedly telling friends, but Jenner’s ex, rapper Tyga, posted and deleted a Snapchat of the news with the caption, “Hell nah that’s my kid,” along with a number of devil emojis.
Jenner was dating Tyga — who fathered a child with Blac Chyna — for two years, splitting with him this past April.
Sister Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who are parents to daughter North, 4, and son Saint, 21 months, are also reportedly expecting via a surrogate. Their third child is said to be due in late January.
Sounds like an excellent plotline for a TV show.
Kourtney Kardashian has three children with Scott Disick: Mason, Penelope, and Reign. And brother Rob has reached an agreement for custody of his 10-month-old daughter with Chyna, Dream Kardashian.
A request for comment was not immediately returned, although we hear the family is expected to confirm the news.
Kate Moss has a passion for interior designModel Kate Moss has a new hustle — interior decorating.
In the runway-themed September issue of Architectural Digest, Moss is pictured leaning seductively up against a wall of her London home that’s adorned with ornate wallpaper she designed with English decorators de Gournay.
“I don’t want to say I’m a control freak,” Moss told the magazine. “But I’m a control freak.”
The photos were shot by Moss’s on-again, off-again beau, Count Nikolai von Bismarck.
Moss, 43, and von Bismarck, 30, have been dating for more than a year, kicking things off not long after Moss split with her rocker ex-husband, Jamie Hince.
Nikolai’s great-great-grandfather, Otto von Bismarck, was the 19th-century German chancellor who unified the country.
The UK Sun has reported that Nikolai’s parents, Debonnaire and Leopold, see Kate as a “bad influence” on their little count.
Naomi Campbell calls out British Vogue for lack of diversityNaomi Campbell criticized British Vogue after it published a photo of its very white editorial staff in its September issue.
“This is the staff photo .?.?. under the previous editor” Alexandra Schulman, Campbell captioned the pic on Instagram. “Looking forward to an inclusive and diverse staff now that [Edward Enninful] is the editor.”
Campbell’s a contributing editor under Enninful, who started on Aug. 1. Changes included firing Vogue vet Lucinda Chambers, who wrote an essay slamming the mag.
The Marines make Kate Upton work for it(Pic) The U.S. Marines put supermodel Kate Upton through her paces on Tuesday during a workout in Detroit to promote the upcoming Marine Week celebration in the city.
Upton struggled a bit at the end, but was able to complete the training routine that involved a series of aerobic exercises and running as her fiancé, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, watched from afar. Upton joined several other Tigers players’ wives and significant others in the session at Wayne State University’s athletic complex that was led by Gunnery Sgt. Sara Pacheco, a Marine Corps fitness instructor.
“It was (a) very hard workout,” Upton said following the exercise session, which she concluded by collapsing to the grass in an exhausted embrace with a fellow workout warrior. “I knew it was going to be hard. The Marines are very tough.”
Verlander, a former American League most valuable player and winner of the Cy Young award as the league’s top pitcher, said afterward that he was proud of Upton for her efforts.
“I think it’s easy to show your support with words. I think going out there and doing that workout I think really shows how much she supports (the military),” Verlander said. He is the founder of the Wins for Warriors charity that supports military service members and their families.
Upton, a world-famous model who has appeared three times on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, was on hand to promote Marine Week, which runs Sept. 6-10, and is designed to provide the public with a better understanding of the Corps and its mission and the chance to connect with hundreds of Marines.
Susan Lucci, Christie Brinkley, more to act out autobiography scenes in East Hampton(newsday.com) She may be best known for her role as Erica Kane on the daytime soap opera “All My Children,” but on Friday, Susan Lucci will portray a member of the first family — America’s and reality TV’s — in “Celebrity Autobiography” at Guild Hall in East Hampton.
Lucci, Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley and Mario Cantone are among the local talents who will act out passages from celebrity memoirs at the one-night-only event. Rounding out the comedic ensemble are Scott Adsit, Ali Wentworth, Alan Zweibel and the show’s creator, Eugene Pack, and co-developer, Dayle Reyfel.
Now in its eighth year, the Off-Broadway show uses text from tell-all, self-help, fitness and even best-selling cook books for each of its 90-minute performances.
“It’s so important to point out that this is not a mean-spirited show,” Pack says. “What it makes fun of is not a particular celebrity; it makes fun of the idea that everyone — if you’re famous — you write a book.”
Pack had the idea for “Celebrity Autobiography” after he came across a used hardcover edition of “Vanna White Speaks” by the “Wheel of Fortune” letter turner.
“I read a passage out loud to myself, this dramatic passage where she writes about how challenging it is to flip the panels on the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and one day her belt broke on national television and she held on to that loop and she kept flipping those panels,” says Pack, who, along with Reyfel, selects excerpts for the mashups and duels in “Celebrity Autobiography.”
Pack thought if read aloud, it would speak for itself and entertain national audiences because celebrity-written books often yield amusing nuggets.
“You’re thinking, ‘Who wrote these, who were the editors, how did this get past step one?’ when you hear what people write about,” Pack says.
Participants do not rehearse for “Celebrity Autobiography.” In most cases, the talent will practice on the same day of their performances. It’s this spontaneity that producers believe resonates in each reading.
“Watching the performers on stage have such a great time, doing something so simple, is something that audiences love,” Pack says.
WHEN | WHERE 7:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton
INFO 631-324-0806, guildhall.org
WHO THEY’RE PLAYING
SUSAN LUCCI: The longtime soap star will read from Ivana Trump’s self-help book, “The Best Is Yet to Come: Coping With Divorce and Enjoying Life Again,” which originally was published in 1995.
BROOKE SHIELDS: The actress and model will recite passages from Ivanka Trump’s 2009 read, “The Trump Card,” in a mashup with Lucci.
MARIO CANTONE: The Long Island-born comedian and “Sex and the City” star will portray Geraldo Rivera as he reads excerpts from the broadcast journalist’s early-1990s tell-all, “Exposing Myself.”
CHRISTIE BRINKLEY: The supermodel will provide the voice of Kourtney Kardashian as she reads from the sisterhood autobiography “Kardashian Konfidential,” written by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.
Cindy Crawford would have been a teacher if not a model(Video) Cindy Crawford once planned to enrich young minds.
Appearing on Vogue’s 73 Questions, the iconic supermodel revealed she would have been a teacher had her modeling career not taken off. But as her 15-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber continues to take the fashion industry by storm, she offered a few words of wisdom to emerging stars.
“Be on time and stay off your phone,” she said.
Crawford, 51, also briefly explained how she once accidentally shared a bed with George Clooney, her husband Rande Gerber’s business partner in Casamigos. As expected, the $1 billion tequila brand played a part.
“Let’s just chalk that up to Casamigos,” Crawford said.
Crawford previously spoke of the incident on “Conan” in December 2015.
“George is very well-behaved now that he is married to the lovely Amal [Clooney], but there was a time before he met Amal that he and Rande had gone out, they did ask me if I wanted to come, but I stayed home, it was a Sunday night and I stayed home with the kids,” Crawford shared. “Sometimes if Rande goes out late, he’ll go to the guest room, because the kids will end up falling asleep with me in my room.”
After getting up to check on her spouse of 19 years, she saw him face-down on the bed with his motorcycle boots still on.
“So I go over and I’m like, ‘Hey babe,’ and he looks and it wasn’t Rande, it was George. And I don’t know who was more shocked, me or George.”
Joan Smalls To Make Acting Debut In Netflix Film ‘Set It Up’Supermodel Joan Smalls is set for her first acting gig in the Netflix original feature Set It Up, with Claire Scanlon at the helm. She joins Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu, Glen Powell, and Taye Diggs in the romantic comedy, which will be out next year.
The pic centers on Harper (Deutch) and Charlie (Powell), two overworked and underpaid assistants who are wasting their youth working for superiors who treat them like dirt. The two concoct a plan to solve this problem by setting up their respective bosses with each other but things start to go awry as they discover that what started out as a harmless plan could lead to some unanticipated consequences. Smalls will play Charlie’s girlfriend Suze.
Katie Silberman wrote the screenplay, which Justin Nappi and Juliet Berman of Treehouse Pictures are producing.
Smalls is repped by Untitled Entertainment, WME, and IMG.
Linda Evangelista’s advice for surviving HollywoodLinda Evangelista has warned her younger cousin Christine Evangelista, who stars on E!’s “The Arrangement,” to “be conscious about the people I surround myself with.”
Christine tells Social Life Magazine, “I love how [New York] is removed from the Hollywood scene, especially because of the premise of my TV show, where everyone talks about glamour and power couples. I really just try and stay out of it.”
She’ll host the mag’s polo match at the Southampton Polo Club on June 24.
Petra Nemcova recalls memories of late fiancéPetra Nemcova — who lost her late fiancé Simon Atlee in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami — told Page Six at her Happy Hearts Fund gala, “My favorite memory of Simon are his beautiful blue eyes and his big smile.”
She founded the charity after surviving the natural disaster.
“I think he was ‘the One’ for that moment, and I believe that sometimes you can have two soulmates and everybody comes into your life for a reason. I know he would want me to be happy,” said the supermodel, who’s single after dating former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.
Elle Macpherson splits from billionaire husbandElle Macpherson and her billionaire husband, Jeff Soffer, have split, sources in Miami exclusively tell Page Six.
“Elle and Jeff are definitely over,” a source said of the couple, who were married in 2013, after a notoriously on-again, off-again romance. “She has left their house at Indian Creek in Miami with her kids, and is looking for her own house in Miami. He has been linked to some other women, but insists they are just friends.”
Macpherson has two teenage sons, Flynn and Aurelius Cy, from her relationship with hedge funder Arpad Busson. She was also previously married to fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon.
The Australian supermodel — nicknamed “The Body” — and Soffer dated for two years and split for eight months before getting engaged in 2012. At the time, Page Six reported that Soffer — whose father, Donald, is also a real estate mogul — had a change of heart about the relationship after he cheated death in a chopper crash in which his best friend, Lance Valdez, died.
They eloped in 2013, marrying in Fiji in what was described as an “intimate ceremony” with just a few family members and friends present.
Reps for both Soffer and Macpherson declined to comment.
Why Carol Alt can’t part with her Tribeca apartmentSupermodel Carol Alt would like to sell her Tribeca apartment — but she’s forever tied to it because of a thoughtful gift from her late brother, Tony.
“My brother — God rest his soul — gave me a housewarming gift of three closets.”
At Petra Nemcova’s “Graduation Gala” for the Happy Hearts Fund at One World Observatory, Alt told us that Tony, who passed away in 2005, “did the entire closet so I have shoe cubbies, shoe archives, boot cubbies [and] wall hangings of bags.”
She added, “Every time I go into that closet I think of him. When I thought about selling my apartment once I just realized that I can’t do it.”
Miranda Kerr Marries Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel in Intimate CeremonyAfter a whirlwind romance, Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel are officially husband and wife!
The couple tied the knot in front of family and friends at their home in Brentwood, Calif., earlier today, E! News can confirm.
E! News can also report that the wedding had less than 50 guests.
"It was a small intimate wedding," says a source, who added that the bride looked regal and like a "natural princess."
In addition to being an intimate affair it was also an emotional one. Both the bride and groom had tears in their eyes, according to the insider.
"The vows were beautiful," said the wedding goer.
As for the guest list for the exclusive event? Mostly high-profile attendees and some models, adds the source.
According to another wedding guest, people arrived at 4 p.m. and were served cocktails in an open air tent. A pianist played "When You Wish Upon a Star," and was later joined by a string quartet. The ceremony began at 4:40 p.m. and lasted 20 minutes. At the end of the nuptials, the crowd cheered. The decor was rustic chic with farmhouse tables, white benches and chairs and light pink garden roses.
"Everything was done elegantly," said the guest.
In between the ceremony and reception, Miranda had her makeup touched up by makeup artist Lisa Storey.
In June of last year, the Aussie model announced that she was engaged to the tech mogul after one year of dating one another.
E! News caught up with the brunette beauty recently where she gushed about why she's completely head over heels in love with her now-husband.
"He's just a really kind person and very genuine and very authentic and I really appreciate that about him," she explained before adding, "And also, he's very intelligent."
This marks the second marriage for Kerr, who was previously married to Orlando Bloom for three years.
They married in 2010 and subsequently split up in October of 2013. The two have one child together, a son named Flynn.
For Spiegel, however, this marks his very first marriage.
So after wedding bells comes…baby news, perhaps? Well, Kerr did admit that she's open to the idea of expanding her family with her new hubby.
"I am very content with having just one [child], but I am definitely open to the possibility of having more. [Flynn] will often say, ‘My friends have brothers or sisters, will I have a brother or sister one day?' I say, ‘Maybe, honey.'"
Only time will tell, but until then, we wish Mr. and Mrs. Spiegel all the best on their exciting wedding news.
E! News has reached out to a rep for the model.
Naomi Campbell celebrates birthday with ‘low-key’ yacht partyNaomi Campbell celebrated her 47th birthday aboard a 282-foot yacht, Chakra, in Cannes on Monday.
But unlike in years past, it was a smaller, more low-key affair.
The supermodel was in town to host her Fashion for Relief fund-raising show, which took place on Sunday.
Naomi’s birthday bashes have been known as over-the-top fêtes during the film festival — last year’s lavish celebration was at a chateau.
This time, we’re told Naomi arrived late, and headed to a private room, which was sealed off by security.
Billionaire Paul Allen also toned down his annual yacht party on the same night, bringing out his “small” boat, the 303-foot Tatoosh, rather than his usual 414-foot monster, Octopus.
Unlike past parties, there was no theme, but starry guests included Salma Hayek, Pamela Anderson and Lindsay Lohan, and Allen did, per tradition, provide the entertainment by playing guitar with a band.
Perhaps still confused from her Oscars flub, Faye Dunaway snapped at one guest who asked why she was in Cannes: “To learn about movies.”
Kate Moss working on George Michael documentaryGeorge Michael‘s final years were shrouded in mystery as he became increasingly reclusive.
Now fans of the late icon will find out how the troubled star really lived — and they’ve got his close mate Kate Moss to thank.
Moss has been spotted at the property with a film crew for a documentary, titled “Freedom,” which will take cameras inside Michael’s north London home for the first time.
The doc was conceived before his death but is now being re-shot to reflect his unexpected passing at Christmas.
Producers hope it will provide the definitive tribute to Michael, whose death left a raft of unanswered questions about how he spent his life.
A source revealed: “Kate was filming at the house on Monday and the documentary will also feature other major stars who were close to George. Kate and George were friends for years and knew each other really well. They lived just a few seconds walk away and Kate would hang out with him.”
“She slipped into the house through the back door with the crew to avoid causing a scene as there are still fans who go there to pay tribute. Everything was kept very hushed. Filming at his home will give fans an insight like never before. Many of them have have never been able to go through the keyhole to see where he actually spent his time. Kate hardly ever does interviews, especially not on camera, but this is something she’s really passionate about. It’s being made by his best friend David Austin. It will be an incredible tribute to George’s life.”
The documentary, which Sony Music is behind, will air later this year on UK Channel 4 – having been postponed because of his death.
It also features footage of his final concert performance.
With Moss involved and more stars still to get involved, it’s bound to be a fascinating watch.
Life-Size Sequel, Starring Tyra Banks, Coming to Freeform as Holiday EventFreeform wants you to shine bright, shine far and be a star all over again.
In advance of its upfront presentation on Wednesday, the network announced a sequel to Life-Size, the 2000 movie about a doll (played by Tyra Banks) that comes to life after a young girl (Lindsay Lohan) attempts to resurrect her mother via a magic spell.
Along with serving as an executive producer, Banks will reprise her role as living-doll Eve in the movie — appropriately titled Life-Size 2 — which will air as part of Freeform’s “25 Days of Christmas” lineup in 2018. Here’s a quick synopsis of the holiday sequel:
In the sequel, everyone’s favorite doll Eve has grown up. This time, she’s magically awoken to help a young woman learn to live and love again, and along the way, Eve herself will experience the ups and downs of real life in a fun, edgy, modern Christmas movie.
Curiously, the synopsis doesn’t reveal the name of the young woman in question. (I know it’s a long shot, but I’m crossing my fingers that it’s a grown-up version of Lohan’s character, even if she isn’t played by Lohan herself.)
Chrissy Teigen pays fan’s beauty school tuitionChrissy Teigen’s heart is as big as her wallet.
On Saturday, the supermodel donated $5,605 toward a fan’s costs for beauty school.
Mercedes Edney, from Charlotte, North Carolina, started a crowd-funding page in hopes of raising $5,995 to attend Academy of Nail Technology & Esthetics.
“If you have followed me on social media or my business pages, you know what my goal is,” Edney stated in the description. “I wanted to further my skin care knowledge by getting my license in esthetics.”
After several small donations, Teigen swooped in and paid the remaining costs to ease her worries.
“I’ve seen this be your passion for such a long time now,” Teigen wrote along with her donation. “So excited to see you fulfill your dream!”
Edney was moved to tears after learning Teigen covered her costs. “I have been crying all night and I cried in the office this morning as I paid my downpayment for esthetician school,” she wrote on Instagram. “I haven’t been this happy in a very long time. Thank you Chrissy and thank you to everyone else who voted or rtd my link or have supported me this entire time.”
As of Sunday, she’s raised $6,410.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Give Birth to First BabyBradley Cooper is now a dad, which clearly makes Irina Shayk a mom ... which means they've had their kid.
The baby was born 2 weeks ago, but kept under wraps, this according to People.
It's baby #1 for both Bradley and Irina, who have been dating for 2 years.
No word on whether it's a boy or girl.
Bella Hadid: ‘I am proud to be a Muslim’Donald Trump‘s “Muslim ban” didn’t sit well with Bella Hadid.
“My dad was a refugee when he first came to America, so it’s actually very close to home for my sister and brother and me,” she said in the summer issue of Porter magazine.
The 20-year-old model added, “He was always religious, and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim.”
Hadid’s father, Mohamed Hadid, 68, was born in Nazareth, Israel, and lived in Syria and Lebanon before his family came to America when he was 14 years old. The real estate mogul is now reportedly worth $200 million.
Bella and her sister Gigi, 21, marched in a protest against the immigration ban in February.
“I come from a really diverse background,” she told Elle after the march, “I’ve had incredible experiences all over the world … and I’ve learned that we’re all just people, and we all deserve respect and kindness. We shouldn’t treat people as if they don’t deserve kindness just because of their ethnicities. It’s just not right. And that message — to be compassionate whenever possible — that’s so important to me.”
DUI case against Stephanie Seymour might be dismissedA Connecticut judge is set to decide whether to dismiss a drunken driving case against supermodel Stephanie Seymour.
The 48-year-old former Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated model is to appear Tuesday in Stamford Superior Court.
The case could be dismissed if she has successfully completed alcohol abuse treatment, attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and met with victims of drunken driving accidents. The conditions are part of diversionary programs approved by a judge.
Police say Seymour backed her sport utility vehicle into another car on a highway exit ramp in her hometown of Greenwich in January 2016. Officers say she refused sobriety tests, was unsteady, had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.
Seymour also was charged with crashing into a utility pole and leaving the scene of another accident the same day.
‘ANTM’: Tyra Banks Does Away With The Contestant Age LimitTyra Banks is doing without the contestant age limit for America’s Next Top Model’s 24th cycle and second on VH1. The model and producer announced the news via Twitter, saying in a video that they are removing the previous 27 years and younger age requirement.
“There have been 23 cycles of America’s Next Top Model, and every single cycle we say you have to be 27 years old or younger,” Banks stated in the video. “You know what I hear all the time? ‘Tyra, come on! Why have an age limit?’ So, you know what? I’m taking that age limit off. You want to audition for America’s Next Top Model? I don’t care how old you are, honey. You just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel."
Banks, who hosted all 22 seasons of ANTM on UPN and the CW, is returning as host of the modeling competition show. She will also continue to executive produce alongside Ken Mok. Production for the new cycle will begin this summer.
Additionally, Banks was also recently named the new host of America’s Got Talent, replacing Nick Cannon.
Alessandra Ambrosio Returns For ‘Daddy’s Home’ SequelFollowing a cameo in the 2015 comedy Daddy’s Home, supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio is set to return, this time in a more prominent role, in Paramount’s upcoming Daddy’s Home 2, which has Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell reprising their roles as well as new additions Mel Gibson and John Lithgow. In the sequel, father and stepfather, Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell), are now working together to give their kids a perfect Christmas, however, upon the arrival of Dusty’s dad (Gibson) and Brad’s dad (Lithgow), their blended family conflicts rise to the surface. Sean Anders is directing a script he wrote with John Morris. Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Kevin Messick are producing with Morris. Ambrosio, who appeared in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, is repped by WME and Stone Village Management.
America's Next Top Model: Tyra Banks Returning as Host, Replacing Rita OraTyra Banks is now in the running to become America’s top host.
Just days after NBC announced that Banks will replace Nick Cannon as the host of America’s Got Talent, VH1 on Thursday revealed that she will also return to her former perch, replacing Rita Ora as the host of America’s Next Top Model for its upcoming 24th cycle.
“Tyra has always been the heart and soul of the franchise and her absence was deeply felt by our fiercely loyal fans who missed their Queen of the Smize,” executive producer Ken Mok says in a statement. “We’d like to thank Rita Ora for being a great partner and total pro. She infused this new iteration of ANTM with passion and creativity and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.”
Banks hosted the first 22 cycles of Top Model, which aired on UPN from 2003 to 2006, then on The CW from 2006 to 2015. Ora was named the new host when the show was picked up for additional seasons on VH1 in 2016. New panelists will be announced at a later date.
Cara Delevingne is writing a novelGet ready to see Cara Delevingne‘s name in an unexpected place: bookshelves.
The model, 24, announced on Tuesday that she’s putting out her first novel, writing on Instagram, “Another pinch me moment!! Announcing my first novel Mirror, Mirror, coming out this October! SO EXCITED !!!”
She described the plot as a “twisty coming-of-age story” about four 16-year-old friends “trying to figure out who they are and navigate the minefield of school and relationships. Until it all changes one day… (que scary music ??).”
The book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in the UK and France.
She called the process of “putting this novel together” life-changing and “something I hold really close to my heart.”
She also wants to start a virtual book club: “Cause I want us to talk about this time in life, self discovery, friendship, pain, triumph!! Being a teenager!! The experiences that shape YOU!”
In recent years, the supermodel has also delved into acting in films such as “Suicide Squad” and “Paper Towns.”
The book comes out on Oct. 5.
Tyra Banks Replacing Nick Cannon as Host of America's Got TalentInstead of looking for America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks will now be on the lookout for America’s next big Talent.
The former ANTM host has been tapped to succeed Nick Cannon as host of America’s Got Talent. The announcement was made on Sunday by judge Howie Mandel, who took to Twitter to welcome Banks to the AGT family.
Departing host Cannon had been with AGT since 2009. He previously announced in a lengthy Facebook post on Feb. 13 that he had decided to part ways with NBC — and thus forfeit his hosting duties on AGT — after he allegedly received backlash from the network over a joke he made during a recent stand-up special on Showtime.
“Sometimes I wish I could say the stuff I really want to say,” Cannon said during his special. “Y’all see my face on America’s Got Talent? Like, this next crazy motherf–er coming to the stage gonna be juggling blindfolded with knives and s–t, so n–as be careful! But I can’t say that. I can’t talk like that. That would mess up the white money.” (You can watch the full, uncensored joke here.)
When Cannon received word that NBC was allegedly considering firing him as a result of his rant, he decided to pull his own plug.
Banks, of course, has plenty of hosting experience. In addition to America’s Next Top Model, the former supermodel had an eponymous daytime talk show for five seasons, before ending the program in 2010. She also served as an executive producer and panelist on ABC’s one-and-done talker FABLife, and most recently served as an advisor on the Arnold Schwarzenegger-fronted season of Celebrity Apprentice.
Filming on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent is set to commence this month, with the judging panel of Mandel, Mel B., Simon Cowell and Heidi Klum remaining intact.
Have at it, AGT fans: Is Banks a good replacement for Cannon?
Gigi Hadid Featured on First-Ever Vogue Arabia Cover(Cover) Gigi Hadid just took another big step in her modeling career—and this time, it has a very personal meaning.
The supermodel covers Vogue Arabia's very first issue, celebrating her Palestinian roots while posing in a jewel-embroidered headscarf.
"I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue's is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures," she wrote, sharing the publication's black and white cover. "Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia, and I hope that this magazine will show another layer of the fashion industry's desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & customs and make everyone feel like they have fashion images and moments they can relate to... & learn and grow in doing so."
She continued, thanking those involved in helping with making the cover. "Thank you @deenathe1st for your vision and for having me on this cover... by the incredible @inezandvinoodh - so much love."
For those of you who don't already know, Gigi is the daughter of Yolanda Hadid and the Palestinian real estate developer Mohamed Hadid.
She's previously discussed her background in interviews and on social media.
For example, in 2015, she shared photos of henna tattoos on her hands and stopped any critics it their footsteps.
"Before you go all 'cultural appropriation' in my comments, check out the last name," she captioned the post. "Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it."
Just last year, she also opened up to Gulf News about being Arab and visiting the Middle East.
"I love it here and I love going to places that remind me of my dad's side of the family," she told the publication. "I especially love it when you meet other Arabs. There's such a sense of family regardless of whether you are blood related or not anywhere in the world. When someone comes up to me and they tell me, 'I'm Palestinian' and we make a connection, it's beautiful."
Adriana Lima wanted to be a nunBefore Adriana Lima was a Victoria’s Secret’s Angel, she wanted to be a nun.
That could explain why the 35-year-old Brazilian-born model told Ocean Drive she always brings a Bible to read backstage before shows and goes to church “every day.” However, she’s not exactly talking about any chapel.
“The church is in me — I always connect,” she said. “If you’re connected with the divine and always have pure intentions with everything you’re doing, you’re protected by the angels. I’m very spiritual. I believe in nature, I believe in energy, I believe in spirits.”
Lima grew up as a devout Roman Catholic and went to church every Sunday before she found fame with the lingerie retailer. And despite her success, she hasn’t given up on her faith, especially when it comes to another form of other-worldly beings.
“I don’t picture them as, like, coming to get me or abducting humans,” explained Lima on believing in aliens. “I imagine they maybe look like us but with a higher intelligence and connection to the universe.”
Karlie Kloss and Natalia Vodianova co-host fundraiserModels Natalia Vodianova and Karlie Kloss hosted a charity “Fabulous Fund Fair” on Tuesday night at London’s Roundhouse to benefit Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation.
Artist Camille Walala created a fair with games that featured models Doutzen Kroes, Lily Donaldson and Arizona Muse.
Actress Kristin Scott Thomas gave tarot readings and told Lara Stone her fortune “in full Method-acting mode.”
Model Erin O’Connor dove headfirst into a Guerlain ball pit for a prize.
Why Naomi Campbell once threw eggs at George Michael’s vanNaomi Campbell threw eggs at George Michael’s van back in the day, because she was a Boy George fan.
But Michael ultimately won her over by convincing her to appear in his famed “Freedom ’90” video.
At a Q&A with Town & Country’s Stellene Volandes, Campbell explained: “I knew [Michael] before the ‘Freedom [’90]’ video. I used to throw eggs at his van because I was a big Culture Club fan. I was in two Culture Club videos.”
Years later, when Michael was casting his “Freedom ’90” video — which ultimately starred Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford — Campbell recalled, “Michael came up to me at this club in LA and said, ‘The girls are holding out on me, and I heard you were the leader.’ I told him, ‘I want two Concorde tickets,’ and he said, ‘Is that it?’”
Chrissy Teigen Unhurt After Being Involved in Hit and Run AccidentNot even celebrities can escape an unfortunate car accident.
E! News has learned that Chrissy Teigen was involved in a hit and run accident around 7:30 p.m. local time in Hollywood this Tuesday evening.
Law enforcement sources tell E! News that the supermodel was the passenger of the vehicle that was hit. She ultimately sustained no injuries.
An unnamed suspect was arrested by Hollywood division on misdemeanor hit and run.
Earlier in the day, Chrissy appeared to be in great spirits on Snapchat where she shared a throwback photo of herself.
"Tell me that doesn't look like Lu, Lu," she told her followers. "But that's me. That's mama."
It's already been a big week for the supermodel who recently made it into the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. It's one of her first major photo shoots since giving birth to her baby girl Luna.
"It's been awhile since I've done anything swimsuit," the Lip Sync Battle star said. "I haven't shot since baby. But of course, you know that [editor] MJ [Day] and everyone at Sports Illustrated in general is going to embrace your body no matter what's happening and embrace the changes."
Just a couple of days ago, Chrissy also joined John Legend in Houston to experience all the fun of Super Bowl 2017.
Something tells us a minor accident won't stop this Hollywood star from living her best life.
Kate Upton throws diva fit over Sports Illustrated coverSports Illustrated is releasing its highly anticipated Swimsuit issue on Monday, and sources tell us that it’s likely they will have three covers starring tennis champ Serena Williams, 63-year-old model Christie Brinkley, and possibly Kate Upton.
Last year, the magazine also used three covers, which featured curvy model Ashley Graham, Hailey Clauson and mixed martial arts champ Ronda Rousey in body paint.
Sources tell us that an appearance by Upton — whose Rookie of the Year pictures in the mag in 2011 helped make her a star — is still up in the air because of her diva demands.
“There was drama,” says the source. “Kate demanded that if she did the shoot, that she absolutely must get the cover. She also had a list of photographers and hair and makeup people she would only work with.”
Upton appeared on the magazine’s cover twice, in 2012 and 2013, when she was photographed in Antarctica.
The source continued of this time around, “She was being a big f?-?-?king diva. She’s thinks she’s better than everyone because she’s an actress.”
Upton appeared in “The Other Woman” with Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz in 2014, and the film was panned by critics. She has three films in post-production, including one directed by William H. Macy and another by James Franco.
In 2015, Upton — who is engaged to MLB player Justin Verlander — was the subject of a New York Post article discussing whether her “ego is ‘ruining her career.’?” One modeling industry vet said that her “demands became ridiculous.”
This year, Sports Illustrated has already released glam shots of new mom Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lais Ribeiro, which means they are unlikely to be on the cover.
Other sources said Brinkley also shot pics with her two daughters, Alexa Ray, 31, and Sailor, 18.
A spokesperson for the mag huffed about the speculation, “It’s that time of year again. Who is in, who’s on the cover, what will they do next? Everyone has a guess, and that’s all this is.”
Upton’s rep could not be reached.
Bella and Gigi Hadid march in #NoBanNoWall protestBella and Gigi Hadid took to the streets of New York over the weekend to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Fans snapped the stunning sisters holding a sign and marching in Battery Park.
The supermodels’ father, real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, is Jordanian-American, Muslim and of Palestinian descent. Bella, 20, and Gigi, 21, consider themselves half-Palestinian. Mother Yolanda Hadid is a Dutch-American and Christian; Gigi’s boyfriend, singer Zayn Malik, is Muslim.
It’s not the first time Gigi has made a political statement: She previously tweeted her support for the Women’s March, writing, “So inspired by the incredible & unique humans in this world everyday. Thank you for beautifully demonstrating how to put gender, race, religion aside & come TOGETHER for what is right.”
Christy Turlington Shares Heartfelt Tribute About Her Family’s Immigrant Story After Trump BanChristy Turlington Burns is opening up about her family history, and how it affects her reaction to the news of President Donald Trump‘s executive order to temporarily ban all refugees and limit immigrants from certain Muslim countries.
On Sunday, the 48-year-old supermodel posted a black and white photo of her mother, uncle and grandfather and provided a long caption on Instagram.
“My mother, Elizabeth, and uncle, Jaime, with their dad shortly after reuniting with him in Santa Monica, California after two years living apart. Can you even imagine that?” she said. “My grandfather Horacio Parker immigrated to Los Angeles from El Salvador in the ’40s, leaving behind my grandmother and their two children until he settled in and arranged for them to meet him there.”
“My grandmother, Maria Infante Parker, had lost her third child, a little boy, before he left them. My mom tells a story about when they landed at LAX they didn’t recognize their father who came to collect them with a friend because it had been so long since she had seen him.”
Trump’s order suspended entry of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the U.S. for 90 days for nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Iran. For Turlington, this is a personal reminder of the painstaking journey her relatives made to enjoy a better life in the U.S.
“My grandparents took risks and left their country with broken hearts, all to start over and make a good life here in the U.S.,” she said. “They worked hard and gave their children every opportunity they could afford to ensure their future success as free human beings. … Thank you Horacio, Maria, Elizabeth and Jaime, for doing the hard work to ensure your children would understand the sacrifices made to call this country theirs, to become American citizens, and empathize with countless others who have come to this country.”
She ended her post with two hashtags: #iamanimmigrant #nobannowall. Turlington is one of countless celebrities who have shared their grievances about Trump’s new policy on social media.
Soon after, she shared a photo of her husband Ed Burns wearing a “USA” baseball cap and smiling in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
Sharing a similar message, she wrote, “Happy Birthday to @edburns, proud New Yorker, lover of American history, descendant of ‘off the boat’ Irish, and Swedish, immigrants. These are the people who built bridges, not walls. ‘Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.’- #EmmaLazarus #weareallimmigrants #nobannowall.”
Padma Lakshmi and ex Adam Dell rekindle their romancePadma Lakshmi has quietly been spending time again with venture capitalist Adam Dell, her ex and the father of her daughter.
The couple had a short-lived relationship, broke up in 2009, then went through a bitter custody battle — but settled amicably out of court several years ago.
Sources, however, tell Page Six that the two have recently become close again.
Through spending time as a family with their daughter, Krishna, 6, the two have become romantically involved.
A friend of “Top Chef” host Lakshmi told us, “She’s taking it slow ... seeing how it goes. They both love that child so much, they’re putting the past behind them.”
The source further said, “She just is being very cautious and private to protect Krishna, regardless of what happens. She’s forgiven the past and giving this a try.”
A spokeswoman for Lakshmi had no comment.
Lakshmi, who was previously married to acclaimed author Salman Rushdie, and Dell settled their custody dispute in 2012. Dell is brother of Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell.
Attackers threatened to kill Naomi Campbell in ParisIf anyone sympathizes with Kim Kardashian following her traumatic year, it’s friend Naomi Campbell.
The legendary supermodel revealed Thursday that she, like her famous friend, also experienced a life-threatening encounter in Paris when attackers threatened to kill her.
“I sympathize with her a lot because I kept mine on the down-low, but in 2012 I was attacked in Paris,” Campbell said on the “Wendy Williams Show.” “They followed me from the airport. They attacked me. They opened my car door and said, ‘Naomi Campbell, we’re going to kill you.'”
From the moment she arrived in Paris for a quick trip to visit her dear fashion-designer “papa” Azzedine Alaïa, Campbell sensed something was amiss.
“I went to the car and it wasn’t my normal driver, and it was weird ’cause he had the windows rolled down and the car smelled of this weird perfume. All the windows were rolled down it was November … I was like, ‘Wait a minute, this is weird,'” Campbell explained.
Upon her arrival at Alaïa’s home, Campbell realized her next choice could decide her fate.
“Thank God it was outside Azzedine Alaïa’s shop because that’s where you get the entrance to get into the house, because they came out and saved me, basically,” she said. “In the interim, you decide in a very split moment. I don’t know if I’d ever do this again in hindsight: ‘Am I going to let this guy take my bag with all my passports or am I going to fight for it?’ And my decision was, ‘I am not letting my bag go.'”
Campbell said both her incident and Kardashian’s robbery are part of “a whole ring that’s been happening for a few years now,” and that, “The driver was in on it.”
“I very much sympathize with her and I felt for her right away,” Campbell said.
After being robbed at gunpoint in October, Kardashian, 36, stepped out of the spotlight. She ended her three-month absence from social media on Tuesday.
Christy Turlington Reflects on the "Very Powerful" Lessons She Learned From George MichaelThere's no doubt about it—George Michael and Christy Turlington commanded the late 1980s into the early 1990s.
The late pop performer, who died Saturday at the age of 53, tapped Turlington and a slew of other catwalk queens to co-star in his 1990 music video for "Freedom," which went on to become one of Michael's most popular hits. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the supermodel recalls working with Michael on the project and what she admired most about him.
"I remember him being kind of shy," she explained to the mag. "He was a person who was certainly in control; his aura. He came in with a baseball hat. He didn't have an entourage or anything like that. The whole production seemed pretty pared down, in retrospect."
And despite the wild lifestyle that many perceived Michael to lead, Christy insisted it wasn't a "party atmosphere" on set without much "hanging around."
"He was super focused on the production and getting it exactly as it seemed he had in his mind. He was super hands-on and looking through the camera oftentimes and just incredibly engaged in each shot. I've heard since that he micromanaged it quite a bit and I think he ultimately had the final cut, which I learned about only this year," she continued.
Of the lessons she took from the British singer, Turlington offered, "It was about his vulnerability. Without knowing him very well, certainly there was a sense that he was a person who struggled a lot having a persona and trying to maintain some kind of private life publicly."
"There are some people who do it better than others, clearly, and I thought he was just very open-hearted about what he was dealing with in the moment at any phase of his life and career. And I think that's something to respect. It's something to learn from," the 47-year-old reflected.
She also commended George for his fearlessness in the face of adversity: "I was aware enough at the time that there was a struggle with the label and to think that an artist could have the ability to turn it around like that and to not silently lose control of your persona or your voice, but to be able to have the last word, was impressive."
"He did and has. It feels very pointed and very powerful," she concluded.
Chrissy Teigen blasts Trump: Celebs are people tooCelebrities are “people” too, according to model Chrissy Teigen, who put President-elect Donald Trump on blast Friday for suggesting otherwise.
“Hi – we are people. You are our president too. I don’t want you to be, but u are,” the foxy fashion plate tweeted in response to Trump’s comments about reports of celebs refusing to attend his Jan. 20 inauguration.
“Also we ALL know you are dying without the approval, dear,” she added.
On Thursday, Trump tweeted, “The so-called ‘A’ list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!”
Teigen and her singer hubby John Legend backed Hillary Clinton‘s failed bid for president.
“I think it’s really important to vote for the person who is not a sociopath,” Teigen told The Daily Mail in October.
Christie Brinkley and David Foster spotted on a dateCould the fifth time be the charm for Christie Brinkley and David Foster?
The supermodel and the music hit-maker — who both are single after having been married four times — were spotted on a date at Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar on Wednesday night.
The burgeoning couple were such a hit that they even caught the attention of Hillary Clinton, who was dining nearby in an intimate powwow with Lauren.
“Christie and David were on a date, and Hillary came over and greeted them. She gave Christie a warm hug,” a spy told us.
Brinkley and Foster later hit up horn player Chris Botti’s show at the Blue Note Jazz Club, where another source described them as “looking cozy.”
An onlooker told us that Botti pulled Brinkley onstage, where she sat behind the drums and impressively played along with the band.
Foster just divorced former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda Hadid, who’s mom to top models Gigi and Bella. Brinkley is Billy Joel’s ex-wife and recently broke things off with musician John Mellencamp, whom she dated for a year. She met Foster over the summer at Ronald Perelman’s annual Apollo in the Hamptons benefit, we’re told. But an insider insisted that their Polo Bar dinner was “just a date.”
Meanwhile, we hear that Clinton and Lauren were in “deep conversation” about the election.
“She was spilling the beans,” said a spy, who added that Clinton had a burger, fries and an ice-cream sundae. “She looked great — she looked back on form,” said a witness. Lauren is a longtime friend of Clinton’s and has designed several of her signature pantsuits.
The source said, “Hillary was blocks away from Trump Tower. The streets were blocked off, the police are everywhere. She walked out the front entrance when she left.” Trump’s ex Ivana is often spotted dining at the restaurant with numerous Trump supporters.
On Tuesday, Hillary and Bill Clinton were out at Rao’s with Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman, and David and Mary Boies.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Expecting First ChildBradley Cooper‘s next big role? Dad.
The actor’s girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model Irina Shayk, is pregnant with their first child, a source tells PEOPLE. Reps for the couple have not confirmed the pregnancy or responded to requests for comment.
Shayk, 30, and Cooper, 41, have been dating since spring 2015, not long after the former split from soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and the latter from Suki Waterhouse.
The happy couple aren’t shy about their romance, regularly stepping out together on exotic trips and at fun events.
Just ahead of the baby news, Shayk walked in the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which was filmed in Paris on Wednesday and will air Monday on CBS.
The mom-to-be, dressed in gray lingerie and thigh high black boots, let her baby bump peek through her trench coat as she stopped to pose for the crowd. Taking another turn down the runway, Shayk wore a red halter top bra and strappy stilettos, but kept her belly hidden with a matching fringed robe.
E! News was the first to report the pregnancy.
Supermodel Karolína Kurková gives makeover to army wifeSupermodel Karolína Kurková — whose husband Archie Drury’s a military veteran — gave a makeover this week to Jenn Mullen, the 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Coast Guard Spouse of the Year.
As part of a Veteran’s Day episode of Amazon’s “Style Code Live” Kurkova co-hosted the show with Rachel Smith and personally “conducted a hair, makeup and fashion” transformation for Mullen, who’s writing a children’s book for “Coastie Kids” to help them cope with their parents’ deployments.
Maggie Rizer quits Trump Model ManagementSupermodel Maggie Rizer has quit Trump Model Management after eight years with the agency because she feels that after a heated election campaign between its founder, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton, she can’t be “the least bit related to the Trump brand.”
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Rizer — who was one of the most sought-after models of the 1990s and signed with Trump Models in 2008 to make a comeback — wrote, “Today I had to do a hard thing parting ways with my agent at Trump Models. [Agency head Corinne Nicolas] is a great agent and a close friend who has guided and supported me as I transitioned to becoming a working mom.”
But Rizer, who has three children with husband Alex Mehran, added, “as a woman, a mother, an American and a human being, I cannot wake up Wednesday morning being the least bit related to the Trump brand; win or lose. I owe it to myself and to my children to proudly stand up for what I believe in and that is a world where [Trump] has no voice for the future of our country.”
Tyra Banks is still ‘very scared’ of Naomi Campbell(Video) Tyra Banks‘ runway days are long behind her, but her strained past with Naomi Campbell left a permanent mark.
As Banks, 42, recalled on the Norwegian-Swedish series “Skavlan” Friday, she is still frightened of the British beauty.
“I got to Paris and it was very difficult I did very well, very fast,” Banks explained. “But then the industry was saying, ‘Look out Naomi Campbell, here comes Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell sit your butt down, this younger one is coming to take your place.”
“It wasn’t fair to Naomi, but her response was … to this day I’m very scared of her,” she continued. “I don’t want to go too deep into the past, but it was very difficult, like some of the lowest times of my life dealing with that.”
Though Banks didn’t elaborate on Campbell’s behavior, she understood the 46-year-old diva’s frustrations.
“I don’t condone her actions and her response, but I understand where it comes from because the world is saying, ‘You’re not going to have your spot. We’re going to take your money, we’re going to take your fame. Go sit down, there’s somebody else.'”
The rivals squashed their 14-year feud on Banks’ now-canceled talk show in 2014.
“She kept saying it never happened and then there was a commercial break and then she came back and said, you know, ‘I’m sorry,'” Banks revealed. “And, oh my God, I just cried like a baby. To hear that after so many years of pain and dealing with it publicly … me having to leave agencies because of her … to hear that apology meant the world to me. She has no idea what that did for me.”
Candice Swanepoel Gives Birth! Victoria's Secret Model Welcomes First Child With Fiancé Hermann NicoliCandace Swanepoel is officially trading her angel wings for baby bottles!
The Victoria's Secret model has given birth to a baby boy named Anacã, which is a Brazilian word for a specific type of bird, with fiancé Hermann Nicoli, E! News confirms. This is the couple's first child together.
Photographer and friend Jerome Duran took to Instagram to share a gorgeous photo of Swanepoel's bare and pregnant body and to congratulate the new mom with the caption, "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAMA Congratulations!! @angelcandices @hermannicoli Welcome Anacã!!! Already sooo much LOVE for you and the new family!"
Back in March, E! News exclusively learned about Candice's pregnancy, which as a source revealed to us, came as welcome news for the longtime lovebirds. "They are very happy," a source shared at the time, with a separate insider adding, "She's so excited."
Just two months later, the 27-year-old South African stunner revealed she was expecting a son, exposing her growing baby bump in an artistic, nude photo on Instagram. "My Not so little boy," Candace captioned the gorgeous moment.
Throughout her pregnancy, Swanepoel granted fans with an intimate glimpse into life as a mama-to-be, sharing a series of modelesque photos where she's posing with her spotlight-stealing bump. During the final countdown to welcoming her little guy, Swanepoel also hosted an adorable safari-themed baby shower.
And now that she's officially on parenting duties, Candice can rest easy knowing she'll be able to lean on her closest confidant and fellow new mama, Behati Prinsloo.
"Candice and Behati are best friends and they are not far apart from each other in pregnancy due dates," a source told us. "They both have been experiencing the first stages of being pregnant together and are happy to have each other who understand. They can't wait to be mommies!"
Prinsloo welcomed her first kid, a daughter named Dusty Rose, with Adam Levinein late September. We can only imagine all the play dates to come!
Congratulations to Candice and Hermann!
Empire's Naomi Campbell to Recur on Lee Daniels' Midseason Fox Drama StarOnetime Empire pot-stirrer Naomi Campbell has landed a mother of a role on Star, Lee Daniels’ musically themed midseason Fox drama.
Featuring a soundtrack of original music and music performances, Star follows three talented singers — Star (played by Jude Demorest), Alexandra (Ryan Destiny) and Simone (Brittany O’ Grady) — desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success.
Campbell will recur as Rose Spencer, Alexandra’s beautiful, wealthy and cultivated London-born mother.
Star also stars Emmy winner Queen Latifah (as the girls’ surrogate mother), Benjamin Bratt (24: Live Another Day) and Amiyah Scott (Real Housewives of Atlanta), while Grammy winner Lenny Kravitz is among the guest stars.
Elle Macpherson Reveals Why She Regrets Her Friends ArcAlthough the Friends cast is incredibly grateful for the 10 years they spent on the megahit show, Elle Macpherson has some regrets.
The supermodel guest starred on the hit show as Joey Tribbiani's (Matt LeBlanc's) roommate-turned-romance, Janine LeCroix, for five episodes, but she told Australia's TV Week recently that she wouldn't have done it in hindsight. "If I'd known how important it was in the U.S., or how long it would be on TV, I may not have chosen to do it," the 52-year-old model admitted.
"It was a lot of pressure if you look at it in the way that it will be around for 20 or 30 years."
Macpherson also shared that the show invited her to film more episodes, but she had to decline the offer because she had been living in London at the time.
Despite any feelings of regret she may have, Macpherson did confess that working with LeBlanc had its perks. "Great working partner," she noted. "Good kisser."
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Although Macpherson may regret her time on Friends, LeBlanc does not. He has since gone on to star in five seasons of Showtime's Episodes, but the Friends alum told E! News' Jason Kennedy at the 2016 Emmys that it was his old hit sitcom that brought him back to multi-cam comedy in CBS' new show Man With a Plan.
"I kind of missed a live audience show, you know, like Friends was, so we put this thing together and Liza Snyder plays my wife and Kevin Nealon plays my brother, and Jim Burroughs is directing, which is great. He started us off on Friends," he explained.
Model Gigi Hadid manhandled in MilanModel Gigi Hadid was manhandled outside a Milan Fashion Week venue Thursday by a former Ukrainian television reporter who has pulled similar stunts in Paris, Los Angeles and Moscow.
A video posted on website TMZ.com shows a man grabbing Hadid from behind and lifting her off the ground as she and her sister, Bella Hadid, exited the venue of the Max Mara runway show Thursday morning. Hadid reacted angrily, wriggling out of his grip, saying "Let go of me!" followed by expletives.
A bodyguard took her arm as she began to go after the assailant and helped her into the car, where the model told someone "go find that guy."
In an email to The Associated Press, Vitalii Sediuk confirmed that he had lifted Hadid off the ground, saying it was a form of protest against the use of celebrity models.
"While I consider Gigi Hadid beautiful, she and her friend Kendall Jenner have nothing to do with high fashion," Sediuk said in the emailed statement. "By doing this I encourage fashion industry to put true talents on the runway and Vogue covers instead of well-connected cute girls from Instagram. You can call it a manifest or a protest."
He said he also objected to having the Kardashians featured in Vogue magazine.
Kim Kardashian has been a previous object of Sediuk's uninvited attention. He caused her to stumble briefly in Paris when he provoked a kerfuffle at a fashion week event two years ago. Sediuk previously spent two days in jail after jostling with Brad Pitt at a Los Angeles film premiere, and he crawled underneath America Ferrera's dress at a film premiere at the Cannes festival.
Police in Milan could not immediately confirm whether any complaint had been filed in the incident.
Hadid, several hours after the incident, appeared in perfect form on the Fendi runway.
Christy Turlington Says "Never" to Plastic Surgery: "It Looks Freaky to Me"Supermodel Christy Turlington is leaving it all up to nature.
The longtime catwalk pro has spent most of her adult life in the public eye, gracing the pages of virtually every magazine and the runways of every top designer. Now, at 47 years old, the avid runner, women's health advocate and mother of two looks virtually ageless, but it's not because of a little nip and tuck. Instead, Turlington says she would "never" get Botox or plastic surgery.
"For years these things didn't even exist: collagen, fat cells, the crazy stuff people do I cannot imagine," she said in the 170th Anniversary Issue of Town & Country. "First of all, I have no time. Second of all, I don't think it looks good. Maybe I would think differently if I thought it looked good and it didn't hurt and it didn't send bad messages to young people. But I've never seen someone who I've been like, 'Oh, that's a good idea.' It looks freaky to me."
While many famous faces in Hollywood opt for injectables or full-fledged surgery to turn back the clock, Turlington has no qualms about getting older.
"I wasn't worried about aging at 16, and I'm not worried about it at 47. It's a fact of life, and it's good that people close to me see that I'm relaxed and okay about aging, not neurotic or worried about it," she explained.
With a 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son under her wing, she wants her children to see her exactly as she is as she approaches 50 and beyond.
"To my kids I'll be the mom who barely shaves her legs, who doesn't color her hair," she continued. "Being who you are, being your best self, has nothing to do with what you look like."
Having come from an industry that is often blamed for perpetuating eating disorders and physical insecurity, Christy doesn't see magazines as a representation of reality—and she doesn't think you should either.
"I don't think people get eating disorders by looking at magazines. I think there's a much deeper set of issues around a lack of power and control, or something happening in the family," Turlington said. "As an active model and a mother of a 12-year-old girl, I would not blame a magazine or fashion company for that. People have to get over the idea that realism is being projected here."
In fact, Turlington has made large efforts to get away from her former fashion-fueled life, particularly the image painted by that infamous quote from her colleague, Linda Evangelista—"We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day."
"That's not me," Christy told the magazine of her life nearly three decades later. "I don't know what it is. I tried to do everything I could to distance myself from it. It doesn't come into play in my daily life at all."
Instead, in between running marathons on behalf of women's global health, leading a non-profit and raising her two children, she is years away from her days packed with go-sees.
"I have a one-day job threshold; two is too much," she told the magazine. "It's like, 'Oh good, at least I can get a manicure. I haven't had one in a year."
The October issue of Town & Country hits newsstands Sept. 13.
Amber Rose to Compete on Dancing With the StarsAmber Rose's hyphens keep multiplying. The model-actress-talks-show-host-author-activist-entrepreneur will soon add -dancer to the list. E! reports that Rose is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars' upcoming 23rd season.
Rose is the first celeb to move past the "casting rumors" stage, although Dancing will not confirm its cast until an official announcement during Good Morning America on Aug. 30. Other rumored cast members include The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher and The Fosters' Jake T. Austin.
Dancing with the Stars returns Monday, Sept. 12 at 8/7c on ABC.
Tyra Banks to teach business class at Stanford UniversityTyra Banks is trading the catwalk for the classroom.
The former host of "America's Next Top Model" and "FABLife" will teach students at Stanford University next May. Banks will serve as a guest lecturer for two weeks for a class on creating and protecting a personal brand.
The school says about 25 graduate students will receive instruction from the mogul and model on how to use media to showcase their business acumen and handle press exposure as a business leader.
The class will culminate with the students sharing their personal brands to the public through video platforms.
Banks launched a beauty line in 2014.
Naomi Campbell to mentor designers during Fashion WeekNaomi Campbell will mentor up-and-coming designers for VFiles’ annual runway show during New York Fashion Week, Page Six has exclusively learned.
The supermodel will join rapper Young Thug, makeup guru Pat McGrath, Jerry Lorenzo and Rihanna stylist Mel Ottenberg to select and consult with designers.
Past winners have dressed Madonna, Beyoncé, Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry and have been nominated for the LVMH Prize and CFDA Fashion Awards.
Bar Refaeli welcomes a baby girlMazel Tov!
Bar Refaeli and her husband Adi Ezra welcomed daughter, Liv, on Thursday in Tel Aviv, local Israeli media reported.
The 31-year-old Israeli model gave birth to the 7-pound bundle of joy at Ichilov Hospital.
This is the couple’s first child together.
Last week, she posted a photo of herself — and her large baby bump — lounging in a pool. “You can come out now .. I’m ready. And heavy,” she captioned the black-and-white photo.
Refaeli and Ezra wed in 2015.
A spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Christie Brinkley Stands Up for John Mellencamp Against ''Unfair'' and ''Convuluted'' Article About Their SplitChristie Brinkley and John Mellencamp may have broken up earlier this week, but that's not stopping the actress from standing up for him.
A report was published on Wednesday, claiming Brinkley split from Mellencamp due to his "hellbent political opinions and his redneck ways," quoting lyrics from two of his famous songs and saying he "sometimes sounds like a Donald Trump supporter."
Brinkley couldn't stay quiet on the subject, taking to Instagram with a photo of the article and standing up for Mellencamp.
"While much has been written over the years about me that I simply allow to roll off my back...I do stand up for my friends when things seem unfair and this is the case here," she captioned the photo. "On the heels of a mutual statement...which clearly explained that distance and work were all that stood in the way of our relationship...comes this convoluted article."
She continued, "[It] cherry picks lyrics from a Mellencamp song, Peaceful World, (which was written right before we went to war w Iraq )...and another more obscure song, The West End , which is about Seymour Indiana and how big box stores have ruined the small towns..and somehow Richard Johnson extrapolates from these old lyrics that John is against progressive Democratic politics and somehow sounds like a Trump fan and that 'hell-bent political opinions and redneck ways' were the reasons we parted."
However, Brinkley argues that she and Mellencamp are both supporters of Hillary Clinton and have been adamant about supporting the causes they believe in.
"John and I are actually both patriotic Americans who do our fair share of working to bring Americans together John primarily thru his work with Farm Aid and thru his music , which by the way he just gave Hilary Clinton his song for her campaign 'Our Country.' I was a delegate from the 1st congressional district of NY for Al Gore and have been on the campaign trails speaking out on behalf of our environmental health and nuclear disarmament."
She added, "We both believe that we stand a better chance of overcoming the problems America faces when Americans of every race religion ethnicity , gender, black lives, blue lives, come together in mutual respect and love and that's why we are both voting for Hillary."
Finally, she concluded, "As to the problem JOHN and I faced it's just Mileage. Pure and simple. Not that exciting or salacious, sorry."
Meanwhile, news of Brinkley and Mellencamp's split was announced on Tuesday in a joint statement.
"Both the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands interfered with their ability to maintain the relationship," the statement said, noting that both Brinkley and Mellencamp, who dated for one year prior to their split, have "vowed to remain best of friends."
Christie Brinkley got sick of John Mellencamp’s ‘redneck ways’Christie Brinkley had to part with John Mellencamp because she couldn’t take his hellbent political opinions and his redneck ways, sources say.
The supermodel is a fixture in the fancy social circles of the Hamptons and is a Hillary Clinton supporter, while Mellencamp still lives in southern Indiana and sometimes sounds like a Donald Trump fan, though he isn’t.
“If you know John, you know he doesn’t do well at social gatherings and at tables filled with nice folks, particularly the Hamptons set,” one insider told me. “He shoots straight from the hip. She may have liked that he’s a cowboy, but in the end that’s what drove her away.”
The chain-smoking Mellencamp is anti-war and pro-gay marriage. But in “Peaceful World” he sings, “People know this world is a wreck/We’re sick and tired of being politically correct.”
In “The West End” he sings, “It sure has changed here/Since I was a kid/It’s worse now/Look what progress did.”
A source close to the couple said, “Distance was the culprit. He doesn’t like the Hamptons. That is not his scene. So it fizzled out.”
Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp have broken upLife has gotten in the way of Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp’s relationship, so they’re calling it quits.
The celebrity couple has broken up after a year of going steady.
“Both the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands interfered with their ability to maintain the relationship,” a spokeswoman for the former couple told Page Six. “They vowed to remain best of friends.”
Brinkley, 62, and Mellencamp, 64, hit it off after meeting at a party in the Hamptons last summer.
The former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover model has been busy promoting her own line of prosecco, Bellissima, while the musician is getting ready to hit the road again next month.
Last month, when Page Six talked to Brinkley at the St. Barth Hamptons Gala, reporters were explicitly told not to ask her about dating or relationships, hinting that all was not well between the pair.
People first reported news of the breakup.
Scott Eastwood parties with Charlotte McKinney in VegasNewly single Carl’s Jr. burger-and-bikini model Charlotte McKinney — who we exclusively reported split from Stephen Dorff, 43, in July — was spotted celebrating her 23rd birthday in Las Vegas with of-the-moment hunk Scott Eastwood.
McKinney was with the “Suicide Squad” actor, 30, at Intrigue nightclub at the Wynn, “dancing on the club’s stage,” a source said. “They seemed to be vibing.”
The pair were rumored to be dating last year, but a rep for McKinney insisted to us that they’re “just friends.”
Let the Games Begin! Olympics Opening Ceremony Kicks Off in Rio(Pic) Let the games begin!
Brazil's own Gisele Bündchen helped open the 2016 Summer Olympics with a bang, Friday, stunning as she strutted across the Macarana Stadium in the role of the famous "Girl from Ipanema."
Bündchen showed off her infamous gams while she aided in showcasing Brazil's culture from her lengthy final catwalk while Daniel Jobim sang.
During the starting moments of the show – which kicked off an hour before the U.S. broadcast on NBC – performers clad in silver and blue covered the LED floor of the arena as fireworks burst overhead. The elaborate dance routine played on the theme of "gambiarra," which was described as "the Brazilian talent for making the most out of nothing" by the official Rio Twitter account.
Following the performance of the Brazilian National Anthem by singer-songwriter, and native Paulinho da Viola, dancers portrayed important parts of the country's history. The habitation of the rainforest scene was comprised of performers that are actual descendants of aborigines. Dancers created various pyramid and tree shapes with lighted strings.
Another sequence featured psychedelic lights, and hip-hop and break dancers climbing and catapulting boxes while clad in all white.
Dame Judi Dench lent her voice to a special, emotional poem about global warming, which was accompanied by video of the Brazilian rainforests.
Grammy award-winning Brazilian musicians Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil also joined the other 4,800 performers and volunteers. Notably missing was Brazil's most famous athlete, soccer player Pele, 75, who said Friday that poor health kept him from taking part in the opening ceremony.
There was also a giant dance-a-long, featuring Bündchen doing her best Taylor Swift-inspired moves.
Later, during the parade of the nations, the Independent Olympic team – which is comprised mostly of refugees – received a standing ovation. The countries marched in alphabetical order, based on the Portuguese spelling of their names.
Team U.S.A. arrived with flag bearer Michael Phelps proudly leading the way in his light-up jacket.
There are actually two cauldrons present in Rio, both designed by American sculptor Anthony Howe: One, lit at the Maracana soccer stadium, the site of the opening ceremony, and the other in downtown Rio, which will be lit after the ceremony's close.
"Smile is the approach the Brazilians have toward life," Marco Balich, the program's executive producer, told the Associated Press before the ceremony, saying the display would indicate that "we are who we are, with a lot of social problems, a lot of crises in the political system, etc."
Those social problems were cause for protests outside of the luxurious Copacabana Palace, where athletes and some members of the press were staying for the games. Thousands of protesters decried the current Brazilian government and the thousands spent on the Olympics in place of basic infrastructure repairs.
Let the Games Begin! Olympics Opening Ceremony Kicks Off in Rio| Summer Olympics 2016, Gisele Bundchen
"It's a very important event," Vitor Guimaraes told NBC. "We hope the athletes have the best performance in their lives, but for us it's a very bad moment to receive the Olympic Games because in Brazil everything is not okay."
To learn more about all Olympic hopefuls, visit teamusa.org. The Rio Olympics begin Friday on NBC.
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen Reveals All on Her Starring Role in Rio Opening CeremonySupermodel Gisele Bündchen will make her return to the runway Friday as she takes part in the Opening Ceremony for the Summer Olympics, which are being held in her home country of Brazil – and she's a little nervous about it.
"This is for sure the longest runway I have ever walked in my life and by far with the most amount of people watching, so it is a little nerve-wracking I must say," Bündchen told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview Friday. "This is a very special moment for my country and I am humbled that they invited me to be a part of such a special celebration."
Bündchen, 36, was born in rural Horizontina, Brazil, and modeled in Sao Paolo before she relocated to N.Y.C. and became the world's highest-paid supermodel. But she's always maintained deep connections to her home country, running multiple businesses in Brazil, participating in Sao Paolo fashion week, visiting her family – including her five sisters – there regularly, and even raising her two children, Benjamin, 5, and Vivian, 3, with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to speak both English and Portuguese.
"They are both fluent in Portuguese. Vivi has no accent and Benny has a little more," says Bündchen, who brought both children along with her to Rio de Janeiro. (Brady, 39, is stuck back home in Boston, where he's already in training for the Patriots' upcoming season.)
"Definitely to see my family is the best thing I get to do when I am in Brazil," she says. "Most of my family will be here for the ceremony. We just love being together no matter what we are doing. My family loves talking and sharing since we don't get to do that very often. It's also so nice to have all the kids together and see how they are interacting."
Despite much criticism over the seemingly chaotic lead-up to the Olympics, as the Zika virus ravaged Brazil and political unrest led to concerns about safety in Rio, Bündchen defended the city.
"I feel that there will always be people judging and criticizing no mater what," she says. "I believe that there are different ways to look at things; I always chose to focus on the positive because I believe that so much of what we create comes from what we believe."
She also showcased the beauty of the city on Instagram and Snapchat Friday morning.
"It was an honor for me to be invited to take part of the opening ceremonies in my country. I always loved watching the opening ceremonies through the years and the Olympic games are one of my favorite sporting events to watch," adds Bündchen, who will walk the world's longest runway to an appropriate song, "The Girl from Ipanema."
"It's a beautiful celebration of all the diversity in the world through sports," she says. "It's so nice to see the world come together at these times. To me, it feels like at this moment we can all be as one."
Christie Brinkley doesn’t care what you think about her looksChristie Brinkley says she doesn’t care if people compare how she looks to when she was in her Sports Illustrated heyday.
But she didn’t always feel like that: “Until I turned 50 .?.?. my weight kind of would go up and down with kids and having babies .?.?. then I would go to put on a bathing suit, and I’d go, ‘Oh gosh, I don’t look anything like my Sports Illustrated picture. People are going to go, oh see, I told you it’s all airbrushing.’”
She continued, “When I turned 50 .?.?. I felt like I had a license to say, ‘Cut me some slack. It doesn’t really matter.’ Now, at 62, I just really want to be healthy. I want to feel good. I want to just not be so self-conscious .?.?. like if my legs are a little flabbier or my upper arms dangle a little bit .?.?. I’m doing the best I can.”
The sassy supermodel, who looks just as good to us as she did at 20, said that after surviving a 1994 helicopter crash, she’s just happy to still be here. “I have a real appreciation for every single day.”
She’ll do a good deed on Saturday, hosting the St. Barth Hamptons gala, which benefits the Bridgehampton Historical Society.
Miranda Kerr engaged to Snapchat co-founder and CEOMiranda Kerr said yes.
The 33-year-old model is engaged to marry Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel.
She made the announcement on her Instagram account — using a Snapchat filter — on Wednesday, with a photo of a diamond ring and the caption "I said yes!!!"
This will be the second marriage for Kerr, who was previously married to actor Orlando Bloom. They have a 5-year-old son together.
Spiegel, 26, has never been married.
He co-created Snapchat when he was a student at Stanford University.
Supermodel Charlotte McKinney Supercharges ‘Flatliners’Supermodel Charlotte McKinney, probably best known for last year’s Carl’s Jr. Super Bowl spot that went viral and broke viewing records across the Internet, has been cast in Flatliners. McKinney joins Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemens and Kiefer Sutherland in the Sony reboot written by Ben Ripley (Source Code). She will play a nurse in a funny sex scene involving her and a medical student (Norton).
Flatliners, directed by Niels Arden Oplev (the Swedish Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), is being produced by Laurence Mark and Michael Douglas. The latter also produced the original 1990 film on which this one is based.
The original Flatliners cast included Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Billy Baldwin and Oliver Platt.
Next year, McKinney will be in Baywatch, the Paramount Pictures feature based on another iconic IP of the 1990. She will play Julia in the film directed by Seth Gordon and starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
McKinney’s Super Bowl commercial broke records with 2.5 billion media impressions and 9.5 million YouTube views. Shen then participated in Season 20 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and has appeared in Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle and in the feature Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. She also has been on the covers of GQ Mexico and Galore, as well as fashion campaigns including GUESS.McKinney is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment and in modeling is repped by Wilhelmina Models.
NBC Orders Business Competition Show ‘Funded’ With Rob Dyrdek, Tyra BanksNBC has ordered new business competition series Funded (working title), a show built around an investment fund that gives entrepreneuers the opportunity to compete for $1 million cash. Entreprenuer and venture capitalist Rob Dyrdek, businesswoman and model Tyra Banks, and marketing guru and investor Rohan Oza will serve as mentors. Dyrdek and Banks executive produce with Kris Curry and Lee Metzger (The Voice).
Funded is the first series ordered from NBC’s newly formed Universal Television Alternative Studios.
In each episode, Dyrdek, Banks and Oza will select from a fresh crop of start-ups, each choosing one to champion and mentor. These are no ordinary start-ups but, rather, represent the best and most promising new companies in the world, with the potential for exponential growth and the chance of become global brands. The companies will get game-changing expert advice from our mentors and their elite advisors, and viewers will get priceless business insight previously only known to CEO’s and successful entrepreneurs, NBC says.
At the end of each episode, the start-ups and their mentors must face a Venture Capitalist in front of a live audience, and convince him their company could be the next great company if they can get the fund’s backing and that $1 million cash infusion. Only one start-up per episode can get funded, and only one mentor can claim bragging rights as the savviest visionary entrepreneur.
“We set out to create a highly entertaining show for quality business ideas with innovative entrepreneurs who, with a little bit of guidance and capital, will have explosive growth,” said Dyrdek. “At its core, ‘Funded’ is a serial entrepreneur competition show where the winner is the American dream!”
“I have spent my life encouraging people to BYOB — Be Your Own Boss,” said Banks. “Making everyday people’s dreams come true is what I live for. ‘Funded’ is the life-changing type of television power project that gets me pumped. We will enlighten and entertain audiences big time and encourage our viewers to attack their most outrageous goals with fierce determination.”
“Rob, Tyra and Rohan offer a level of business experience and expertise that is priceless to a burgeoning entrepreneur. They are perfectly suited to be at the helm of this series as it sets out to shine a light on extraordinary start-ups, provide invaluable guidance to innovators and give financial backing to the most deserving and revolutionary ideas that will shape our future,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Universal Television Alternative Studios.
The series will be produced by Universal Television Alternative Studios in association with SuperJacket Productions.
For those wanting to be considered for Funded, go to the website here.
Estella Warren -- You Punched Me In The Face ... After I Decorated Your Boat!Estella Warren's jaw was crushed and she was knocked out cold after she was attacked by a man she repeatedly rejected ... according to the actress.
The "Planet of the Apes" star got a temporary restraining order after she says a man whose boats she helped redecorate began harassing her ... first breaking into her apartment and threatening her life, shoving her and spitting at her before jumping off the balcony.
Estella says a week later she was jogging near her home and spotted the man waiting for her outside. She says she shouted at him to stay away and called a neighbor for help.
That's when the man started cussing her out, punched her from behind and knocked her out. Estella claims she was left with a concussion from the blow.
Estella also says she was harassed with numerous voicemails ... plus 63 texts sent within an hour. The man ultimately was charged with misdemeanor assault and making annoying phone calls.
He remains in custody.
Charlotte McKinney breaks up with Stephen DorffBlond bombshell Charlotte McKinney has split from her boyfriend, “Blade” actor Stephen Dorff.
“He was fooling around with other women,” said a source, who added of the Carl’s Jr. model, “Charlotte has been dating Stephen for a while, but he carried on texting other women and inviting them over to his house on the beach in Malibu.”
The May-December pair, who are 20 years apart, had been dating since April of last year.
Our source added that Dorff can be a party guy.
“July Fourth weekend .?.?. there were all these random people in his house. Charlotte has had enough of him,” the insider said.
But another source close to the couple insisted that their breakup was not about other women, but rather McKinney’s busy schedule.
Parting ways was “more from her end,” the source said, because “she has booked a couple of movies. It was nothing to do with partying or anything like that.”
McKinney, who appeared in “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” will star in the upcoming “Baywatch” movie with Zac Efron, and has a new Guess campaign out. (She has no new film projects beyond “Baywatch” announced as yet.)
Dorff has several movies in the pipeline, including “Music, War and Love,” with Stellan Skarsgård.
Reps for both Dorff and McKinney declined to comment.
Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis Are MarriedCongratulations are in order for Mr. and Mrs. Derek Jeter!
The retired New York Yankees star, 42, married model Hannah Davis, 26, on Saturday evening, E! News confirms. In front of close family and friends, the pair exchanged vows at the Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, Calif.
According to Us Weekly, the bride walked down the aisle in a Vera Wang gown while the groom wore a handsome black suit. The ceremony began around 5 p.m. local time and lasted about 20 minutes.
The private couple dated for three years before news of their engagement broke in October. "They are extremely excited and in love!" a source told E! News at the time. "They can't wait to spend their lives together."
It's not just the two of them, though—Derek and Hannah are the proud parents of a 100-plus pound Italian Mastiff named Kane! In an interview with The Players' Tribune, Derek revealed the enormous dog "was a Christmas gift last year from my fiancée," and he's the first to admit he was a little unsure about his puppy present at the start.
Although Hannah's "family had Mastiffs growing up," Derek had "never owned a pet" before," he explained. But with some training (for the dog and his new owner), Derek and Kane are getting along quite nicely.
Family—fur and human—is very important to Derek and Hannah. "Trying to impress you with material things? I think that's lame," she told Maxim earlier this year. "I wanted someone whose family is a big, important part of their life."
And that may eventually include kids. "I mean, I want to have a family," Derek told NBC News back in 2014. "Who knows when it's gonna be? But I look forward to it."
As do we. Until then, though, congratulations to Derek and Hannah on their "I do's!"
Ashley Graham: My abusive ex threw a couch on meAshley Graham‘s past relationship was the epitome of a nightmare.
“He was abusive in more than one way,” the supermodel explained in the August issue of Cosmopolitan. “He threw a couch on me. He came home drunk. I was sitting on it, and he flipped it upside down. I remember my elbow being jammed but thinking, ‘He didn’t hit me; he was just really angry, you know?’ You hear stories of women who say the exact same thing — I wasn’t showing up with bruises, he wasn’t beating me every day.”
“Looking back, I should’ve left, but I was an insecure woman in a terrible relationship who did not know herself,” she continued.
Though Graham, 28, found happiness in husband Justin Ervin, she’s grown tired of the hateful remarks about their interracial relationship.
“One comment on Instagram was, ‘I knew a girl her size could only be with a black guy.’ I think that’s so ugly,” the Nebraska native recalled. “But we talk about the fact that I’m white and he’s black all the time. I’ve seen how racist America is. It’s opened my eyes to how ignorant I have been, how white privilege has taken over a lot of my thoughts and actions because it’s just something that I take for granted.”
The haters haven’t stopped Graham from flaunting her love for her husband of six years. In February, she shared a snap of the couple enjoying date night with another power pair.
If Kate Moss Gives Up Modeling, She's Got a Backup Plan: 'I Would Have Been Quite a Good Nurse!'Kate Moss, 42, has been modeling for 28 years — and she’s been lending her gorgeous face to Rimmel London for more than half that time. Believe it or not, this summer marks the British icon’s 15th year as the beauty brand’s muse. And to celebrate, the supermodel has created a limited-edition collection of lipsticks for the brand and is inviting you inside her house to get ready for a party with her. (Don’t lie: You’ve always wanted to do that.)
“Rimmel London is one of the brands I have been working with the longest,” Moss tells PeopleStyle of being a part of the cosmetics company’s family. “We got to know each other really well over the years. They indulge me with a lot of creative freedom to work on my collections.”
And as a veteran ambassador, Moss says that creative freedom lends itself to the shoots, where she really gets to experiment: “I would have to say though that the most fun parts are shooting the ads,” she says. “[Rimmel] has had me do the craziest things. It’s always been fun.”
Speaking of fun: The model gave fans a glimpse into her London pad, where she answers every question you’ve been dying to ask her — from what she’d be doing if she didn’t fall into modeling (“I would have been quite a good nurse … I would have been taking care of soldiers!”) to the music icons who have influenced her signature rocker style over the years (“I quite like how men dressed in the ’70s, like Mick Jagger and Marc Bolan,” she says. “They’re quite feminine but still with a tomboy-ish look that I quite like”) — while she preps for a party.
Our biggest (and surprising!) takeaway? She much prefers an evening in to a wild-and-crazy night out, believe it or not. “[Getting ready] is usually my favorite part of the whole evening,” she confesses. “Sometimes we don’t even make it out, we’re having too much fun!”
She adds: “I like being at home to mingle and dance around and be silly.”
Kate Moss Rimmel London anniversary
Ready to pick up her line of lippies? The limited-edition collection, Lasting Finish By Kate, is filled with three statement red shades (Muse Red #51, Idol Red #52 and Retro Red #53) and three creamy nudes (Boho Nude #56, Rock N Roll Nude #54 and My Nude #55), each of which reflect the supermodel’s taste, right down to the sleek tubes in the supermodel’s favorite hue: rose gold. Nab one (or all!) for $5.79 each at drugstores.
Christie Brinkley selling $30M Hamptons mansionChristie Brinkley is selling her Tower Hill estate in Bridgehampton, where she’s lived for 18 years.
The 20-plus-acre property is on the market for $29.5 million and listed with Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman, The Post exclusively reports.
Brinkley’s prepping for life as an empty nester and will move into one of her smaller properties in Sag Harbor, as her children, Jack and Sailor Brinkley-Cook, spend more time in Manhattan. (Her other daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, has lived in the city for years.)
The Tower Hill estate was built in 1891 and has views from the Atlantic Ocean to the Connecticut shore. Besides a main house with a 50-foot observation tower, there’s a four-bedroom guest house with greenhouse conservatory, a separate barn/artist studio and a four-car heated garage.
The former model’s known as a Hamptons real estate whiz: She sold a Sag Harbor home for $10 million in 2013 after her divorce from Peter Cook.
Busy Brinkley’s also launching Bellissimo, a line of organic proseccos, along with other entrepreneurial efforts.
Sophie Tweed-Simmons Says She Was Told She Wasn't 'Small Enough' to ModelSophie Tweed-Simmons has launched a successful modeling career – recently starring in a campaign for lingerie line Adore Me – but says the modeling industry wasn't always so accepting of her curvy figure.
"When I was 14 and just trying modeling, they would flat out tell you, 'You're not small enough,' " Tweed-Simmons, 23, tells PEOPLE. "Or [agencies] will take you as a model, but then they won't send you out on any castings without telling you why."
She hopes that her inclusion in mainstream modeling campaigns can help other young girls see a body role model they can relate to.
"I just love that Adore Me is hiring [curvy models] because it's setting an example for the next generation of girls," she says. "I didn't have that, so I'm happy to be a part of it."
And while she's obviously comfortable posing in just a bra and underwear nowadays, Tweed-Simmons says she wasn't always confident about her body.
"When girls hit the age of 12 or 13, for some reason we all start hating ourselves, and it took me a long time to get over that, especially being a curvier woman and having a mom that's a model," says Tweed-Simmons, whose mother is Canadian model Shannon Tweed. "I just didn't have the same body type as her, and I really didn't have a body role model growing up. Her body wasn't something I could relate to."
Tweed-Simmons says her mother spoke candidly to her about their different body types.
"She sat me down at a very young age and said, 'You got your body shape from your dad [Gene Simmons]'s side of the family, and that's not the shape that I am, but that doesn't mean that your body is any less beautiful than mine,' " she recalls. "I think that's a conversation that parents don't seem to have with their kids, and I'm thankful that she did with me, because we really do compare ourselves to our parents."
Supermodel Pat Cleveland spills on longtime lover Warren BeattySupermodel Pat Cleveland was so attracted to longtime lover Warren Beatty that even when she went to break the news to him that she’d gotten married to another man, they ended up in bed.
In Cleveland’s memoir “Walking With the Muses,” out Tuesday from 37 INK, Cleveland recalls meeting Beatty at a 1975 Marlborough Gallery exhibition of Richard Avedon portraits, where she was with Andy Warhol.
“Warren was even more handsome in the flesh than on celluloid,” Cleveland, now 65, writes. “My insides were churning like mad, though I thought I was doing a pretty good job of keeping my cool.”
But Warhol whispered to the model of Beatty, “You must have him,” and, “Get over there.”
Later, Beatty wound up walking Cleveland home. “With each step, things between us began to feel more and more natural, though I still couldn’t believe that my lifelong crush was escorting me home,” she recalls.
Beatty “took my hand and kissed my fingertips, then looked with his starry eyes directly into my face,” she writes. “I could have fainted on the spot, but I held my composure.”
Beatty left with just a “quick kiss on the lips,” then sent a dozen red roses to her modeling agency the next day with a note: “Please call me. Warren.” “And so our romance began,” Cleveland writes. “We’d get together every time he came to New York City, and I would cherish every moment.”
But in 1978, “just after I’d married my first husband [male model Martin Snaric] .?.?. I stopped answering Warren’s messages.”
Finally deciding she owed the star an explanation, and “[w]ith the noblest of intentions, I went over to his place,” but, “[h]e was irresistible .?.?. I succumbed. We had sex — great sex — with him still ignorant of my altered marital status.” When Cleveland then blurted, “I got married,” Beatty replied, “You were supposed to marry me .?.?. Divorce him. Marry me!”
But, “Walking away from Warren that day was one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do.”
Naomi Campbell is definitely in touch with her culinary sideSupermodel Naomi Campbell says cooking is one of her favorite pastimes.
“Everyone who knows me knows I love to cook,” Campbell said, adding that she often cooks for longtime pals Edward Enninful and Kate Moss when she isn’t working.
“I cook or we play board games. We love TV,” she said.
Campbell and Moss currently star in Enninful’s short film “The Seven Deadly Sins of Edward Enninful,” a collaboration with Beats by Dre that commemorates Enninful’s 25 years in fashion.
Adriana Lima wants to be cast in a Tarantino filmSupermodel Adriana Lima told Page Six she’s ready to act.
“I’m just waiting for someone to see me. I’m like, ‘Hello, I’m here,’?” she said at the Fragrance Foundation Awards. “My dream role is with Quentin Tarantino, fingers crossed.” But, “I haven’t had a chance to tell him that directly.”
Lima wouldn’t completely trade in her racy Victoria’s Secret shoots. “My plan is to be here as long as gravity lets me,” she cracked. She’s the face of Marc Jacobs’ new fragrance, which won several awards at the gala on Tuesday.
Model Anne Vyalitsyna Is Engaged to Adam Cahan: See Her Stunning Engagement Ring(Pic) Someone is starting off the summer with a brand-new relationship status.
Anne Vyalitsyna had big news to share on her social media over the weekend. As it turns out, the model is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Adam Cahan.
"Yep this happened," she wrote on Twitter Sunday afternoon while flashing her brand-new piece of bling. "Luckiest girl in the world #ModernFamily."
In her post, the 30-year-old also posed for a group shot with her fiancé and his two kids from a preview relationship. Anne also held onto the couple's baby they welcomed last June.
Prior to her relationship with Adam, Anne was linked to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey.
And in a candid interview back in 2014, the Sports Illustrated model admitted to Ocean Drive magazine that dating in the public eye wasn't always the easiest task.
"Honestly, it sucks, but it is what it is," she admitted to the publication. "People don't really realize that at the end of the day, we all want to be loved. We all want to have normal families and relationships and kids. No one wants to get divorced and have someone create stupid dramas and articles about your relationship."
On the bright side, all signs point to a bright future ahead for Anne and Adam. One look at the model's Instagram and you'll sense a proud mom in love with her family.
"Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be. We simply have to be satisfied with who we are," she recently wrote online.
Congratulations to the couple on their big news!
Kate Moss spotted with ex following breakup rumorsKate Moss and younger beau Count Nikolai von Bismarck were back together again Wednesday night after a recent reported breakup.
The partying pair stayed close in London at a Chiltern Firehouse party for Moss’ collaboration with fashion line Equipment, spies said.
Moss, 42, reportedly kicked von Bismarck, 29, out of her house last month and ordered him to go rehab.
They were photographed leaving the André Balazs-owned hotel together the next morning.
Moss was said to look fragile in Cannes, France, after the split.
Tyra Banks: Selling Fierce Bev Hills Pad For $6.5 MIllionTyra Banks is slashing the price of her Beverly Hills home by a cool million after not being able to sell the place for months.
The former "America's Next Top Model" host is selling her Spanish-style mansion for $6.5 million. It's been on the market since September, when she listed it for $7.75 mil. It's not a huge loss, considering she bought the pad for only $3 million.
Tyra's expanded the family so maybe she's looking for a bigger pad -- although this one has 4 bedrooms and 7 baths.
There's also a pool and one of those garages that's been converted into a gym, plus lots of outdoor nooks with fountains for entertaining. Surprisingly, no catwalk.
Gisele Bundchen to fight illegal animal traffickingGisele Bundchen is fighting for sea turtles.
The United Nations said Wednesday that the Brazilian supermodel has been named a goodwill ambassador as part of an unprecedented global campaign to fight the illegal trafficking of wildlife entitled "Wild for Life."
"Knowledge is power and now is the time to set our minds to ending all illegal wildlife trade before the choice is no longer in our hands. Today, I am giving my name to change the game for sea turtles," Bundchen said in a statement.
Bundchen, who is married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, announced her support Wednesday morning with an Instagram post featuring a picture of sea turtle superimposed over her face.
The campaign, which was launched at the second United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, has named a number of celebrities as goodwill ambassadors with each representing a separate species threatened by the illegal trade.
Manchester City soccer player Yaya Toure is backing elephants and actor Ian Somerhalder is pulling for pangolins.
Celebrities from China, India, Indonesia, Lebanon and Vietnam battling are also on board working to conserve orangutans, tigers, rhinos and helmeted hornbills and calling for citizen support to end the demand that is driving the illegal trade which enriches criminal networks and threatens peace and security around the globe.
John Kay of Steppenwolf donated the use of the hit "Born to Be Wild," to the campaign.
The campaign also encourages people to go to its web site to find their own kindred species: https://wildfor.life/quiz.
Kate Moss braves Cannes amid breakupKate Moss is taking her breakup with Count Nikolai von Bismarck hard.
The supermodel put on a long, red gown and a brave face for the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Loving” — the true story of an interracial couple sentenced to prison in 1958 for breaking Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act.
But a witness told me Moss looked fragile and visibly shaken while being led up the stairs by her blond male companion, who was not von Bismarck.
Moss, 42, who separated from her husband, Jamie Hince, last July, reportedly kicked Bismarck, 29, out of her home last week and ordered him to go to rehab.
Also at the premiere were Colin Firth, Mischa Barton and movie producer Jennifer Niejadlik.
Meanwhile, Lady Victoria Hervey, the Paris Hilton of London, celebrated the publication of her first novel “Lady in Waiting: The Wristband Diaries” aboard a yacht with model Angela Lindvall.
Cara Delevingne: I was obsessed with blood and death as a childCara Delevingne steered clear of the fairy tales while growing up.
“When I was a child, I was obsessed with blood and death,” the “Suicide Squad” star revealed in the June/July issue of W. “This sounds really dark, but my earliest memory is of cutting myself. I was pretending to shave like my dad.”
As the 23-year-old recalled, she nearly slashed off a finger after getting hold of her father’s razor.
“One time, I covered my face in shaving foam, and I got his razor and ran it along the bottom of my finger and nearly cut it off… [The scar] is barely visible now,” she said. “But I like knowing that it’s there.”
Delevingne has been candid about her struggles in the past, particularly with her depression. Last month, she clarified comments made to the U.K.’s Times alleging her modeling career made her feel “hollow.”
“I never said I was quitting modeling,” she wrote in a series of tweets. “I do not blame the fashion industry for anything. I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred.”
“I am so lucky for the work I get to do, but I used to work to escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself,” Delevingne continued. “I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that.”
Kate Moss Reveals Her Best Beauty Trick (and She Agrees It's 'Insane')Kate Moss is an expert in many things: modeling, street style dressing, being every designer’s muse … we could keep going. But when it comes to skincare, the supermodel says she’s not the best at dishing out advice, as her go-to beauty trick is a bit unconventional.
In a recent interview with W magazine, Moss, 42, confessed her biggest skincare tip to achieving her best-looking complexion: dunking her face in ice water. (Yes, seriously.)
So, inquiring minds want to know: Where did the supermodel vet pick up this rather extreme beauty trick?
“No one! I just watched Mommie Dearest,” she exclaimed to W magazine. “That’s what she does, isn’t it? I first thought, that’s insane, then I was like ‘Hmmmm.’ Those old school tricks work! With slices of cucumber and you just put your face in it and you definitely wake up.”
Moss says not even her mom could have taught this shocking trick for great skin to the supermodel, considering skin maintenance wasn’t a big beauty priority growing up in London.
“…Back then, no one really did,” the supermodel said of the lack of skincare knowledge she received when she was younger. “I don’t think English people do, in general. It wasn’t a big thing. Now it’s getting big.”
So big that Moss’ 13-year-old daughter, Lila Grace, has joined in on the fun and is a bonafide makeup maven.
“Oh, she knows more than me now,” Moss said. “She’s into natural, organic. Now, she’s into mascara and beauty blogs and stuff.”
But going back to the whole dunking your head in a tub of ice to tighten skin, Moss says she best prefers the freezing treatment in the early hours of the day to, you know, help wake her up.
“When I’m at work and it’s an early morning and you’re still asleep, really, then I do it,” she said. “It’s so good. It definitely works, because all the blood comes to the surface.”
For those feeling brave enough to dunk their own heads in a tub full of ice, good luck.
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Coco Rocha Confesses She's Addicted to Ketchup in the Latest 'What's in Your Salad?'Coco Rocha has some choice words for those who think model’s don’t eat. After a lifetime of being told to go get a hamburger, she has news for all the haters out there, “Guess what, I eat my hamburgers, in fact, I love my hamburgers.” And to prove it the model mom sat down with Danielle and Laura Kosann, the sisters behind The New Potato, for a round of Shake Shack, answering all of their most pressing foodie questions for the latest installment of their series, “What’s in Your Salad?”
The first thing you should know about sharing a burger and fries with Coco? She’s a total ketchup hog, refusing to share her 3 containers with Danielle and Laura after having cultivated an obsession with the sauce from being denied it as a child due to all the sugar, a fact she totally schools The New Potato girls on.
But the good news for those aspiring to be just like Coco, according to the supermodel all you need to do (besides develop an unhealthy love of ketchup of course) is cultivate an appreciation for a “mushy” burger and then you can go ahead and call yourself a muse, a term that in her opinion is “just a word now, like supermodels,” devoid of its original meaning. But just because you now share all her quirks, don’t expect to get an invite to Coco’s dream dinner party anytime soon as those spots are reserved for Bette Midler, Liza Minelli, Elizabeth Taylor, Glenn Close, and big bowl of spaghetti bolognese.
As for the model’s exercise secret? She confesses it only came easily to her when she was pregnant because she felt as though she was doing it for someone else, making sure her baby was staying as healthy as possible. But has she worked out since giving birth? In the models words, “holding a baby that’s 20 pounds, that’s a workout in itself.”
As for the weirdest thing she’s bought online lately, it’s also newborn-centric, naturally. The model purchased a “baby bouncy trampoline thing” that’s taken over her entire living space. But photos of little Ioni James Conran in this apparatus won’t be showing up on social media anytime soon, “she has to prefect her bouncing first,” the model joked, “and then she’ll post it on Instagram. She’ll tag you guys.” Considering Coco’s baby already has 50K followers, that’s one infant you definitely want as a follower.
Naomi Campbell spotted at Whitney reception for Steve McQueenNaomi Campbell was spotted with W Magazine’s Edward Enninful at a Whitney Museum reception Tuesday night for Steve McQueen.
The director-artist’s art show includes an expanded version of a 2012 piece, “End Credits,” with screens scrolling declassified FBI documents on Paul Robeson, the great singer, actor and civil rights activist.
Part of the Whitney’s exhibition series “Open Plan,” which has also included work by Andrea Fraser and Michael Heizer, the “12 Years a Slave” director’s show runs through May 14.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are engagedKate Upton had quite the impressive accessory to go with her Met Gala look: an engagement ring from beau Justin Verlander.
The 23-year-old model confirmed the couple’s impending nuptials to E! News during a brief stop on the red carpet. “He asked me right before the season started, so we’ve been keeping it on the down low for quite a while, so I’m excited to finally be able to share it with the world,” she said Monday night.
Upton and the Detroit Tigers pitcher, 33, have been dating for three years.
Her rep didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Cindy Crawford Wants You to Give Back by Shopping Your Favorite Beauty ProductsSupermodel vet Cindy Crawford is known for dedicating her celebrity to charity. That’s why she’s teaming up with QVC, along with her close friend and makeup artist Sonia Kashuk, for its annual Beauty with Benefits broadcast, which gives back in a major way.
QVC is hosting its yearly two-hour beauty product-filled show, Beauty with Benefits, to raise money for Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation‘s Cancer and Careers organization, and the cause is close to Crawford’s heart.
“I lost my brother to leukemia as a child, and part of my mother’s grieving process was to help raise money for the hospital where he received treatment,” Crawford, 50, told PeopleStyle. “It inspired me and set an example to give back and get involved.”
She added: “Who knew we were going to be dealing with it again years later when my sister, Chris, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer? Cancer affects all of us, and Cancer and Careers is a great resource to get support. Beauty with Benefits champions Cancer and Careers, and I love the idea that beauty can give back.”
So how is QVC giving back? Cosmetics giants, including Clinique, Julep, Bobbi Brown and more, will all have products featured in the two-hour sale, and 80 percent of the purchase price of the donated merchandise will go to the organization, Cancer and Careers.
Some of our faves? BareMinerals’ On Multi-Tasking Highlighter With Brush, Laura Geller’s Laura’s Master Class Three-Piece Eye Collection and Givenchy’s Special Edition Eyeshadow Palette.
Stock up on all your favorite products and give back by tuning in to QVC tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST. Happy shopping!
White House Correspondents’ Dinner GuestsThe final White House Correspondents’ Dinner of President Barack Obama’s administration takes place on Saturday but the star power of the guest list is only now truly coming together. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith may not have attended the Oscars this year but they’re coming to the WHCD as guests of ABC, I’ve learned.
And there will be a bit of a worldsavers throwback to the 1990s reunion as well – thanks to Fox News Channel.
Today FNC once again held on to their title as the tables to watch with the news that Independence Day: Resurgence cast members like Jeff Goldblum will be their guests along with AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. MPAA boss Chris Dodd will also be there breaking FNC bread on April 30 with megastar Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier and other big names from Roger Ailes’ team. The 90th annual WHCD marks the debut of Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore as host. While 1996’s Independence Day was a breakout role for Smith, the star does not appear in the sequel, which is out June 24 from 20th Century Fox. Smith’s supervillain team-up pic Suicide Squad opens on August 5 from Warner Bros.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may be staying away this year to save their best lines for the marquee slot in 2017 but in typical DC manner of fact melding with fiction, Netflix’s political drama House of Cards and ABC’s Scandal are back in the room again. HoC’s Michael Kelly returns as a guest of Thomson Reuters at the nerd prom while Nerve Campbell is at one of TIME’s tables at the Washington Hilton.
While it feels like the overall star power is dimmed from past years, ABC has stacked the Shonda Rhimes deck for April 30 with the TGIT EP a guest of the Disney-owned net. Powerhouse producer Rhimes is joined by repeat attendee Kerry Washington, Scandal’s POTUS Tony Goldwyn and co-star Scott Foley. Pushing their breakout FBI drama, NBC News has Blindspot star Jaimie Alexander coming as well as Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski and a lot of other talking heads. Priyanka Chopra, the star of ABC’s new FBI drama Quantico, is a guest of TIME in her WHCD debut.
No doubt like the comedic remarks and audio visual gags expected from headliner Obama and host Wilmore, big media is still finessing who will be bringing their Hollywood to the ballroom. In the meantime, here is the Tinseltown guest list so far – we’ll add more as we get them
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Chrissy Teigen, John Legend welcome baby girl – find out the luminous nameSinger John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter Sunday (April 17) to let the world know they welcomed their new bundle of joy into the world this past Thursday (April 14).
“Our new love is here! Luna Simone Stephens, born on Thursday, the 14th. We couldn’t be happier!” tweets Legend. In case you’re wondering, the “Stephens” is from John’s real last name.
Teigen adds on Instagram, “She’s here! Luna Simone Stephens, we are so in love with you! And sleepy. Very sleepy.” The photo Teigen posted revealed little Luna’s weight to be 6 lbs, 11 oz.
This is Legend and Teigen’s first child together. They met on the set of his 2007 “Stereo” music video, became engaged in 2011 and married in September 2013.
Victoria’s Secret model quits after being told to lose weightAfter being told she needed to lose weight, a model decided to walk away from her deal with Victoria’s Secret.
For five years, blond bombshell Erin Heatherton regularly starred in the lingerie company’s fashion shows and catalogues.
The former Angel has finally opened up about why she decided to stop modeling for Victoria’s Secret in 2013.
In an interview with Time magazine, she said: “My last two Victoria’s Secret shows, I was told I had to lose weight.
“I look back like, ‘Really?’”
Erin exercised twice a day to prep for her last Victoria’s Secret show, but just couldn’t reach the weight which was specified.
She remembers: “I was really depressed because I was working so hard and I felt like my body was resisting me.
“And I got to a point where one night I got home from a workout and I remember staring at my food and thinking maybe I should just not eat.”
Since deciding to give up her Victoria’s Secret contract, Erin has finally been able to accept herself.
She said: “I stepped away from hiding behind a fabricated version of myself.
“I no longer put actions behind my fears and insecurities.”
Stephanie Seymour due back in court in drunken driving caseA Connecticut judge is set to decide whether supermodel Stephanie Seymour can enter a program that could lead to the dismissal of a drunken driving charge.
The former Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model is due back in Stamford Superior Court on Monday.
A judge is expected to rule on whether Seymour can enter the state's alcohol education program, which includes several weeks of classes or treatment and can lead to charges being dropped.
Police say the 47-year-old Seymour backed her SUV into another car on a highway exit ramp in her hometown of Greenwich in January. She's also charged with crashing into a utility pole and leaving the scene in another accident the same day.
Seymour's attorney has said he's confident Seymour wouldn't be charged with driving drunk again.
Cara Delevingne went through a period of self-hatredCara Delevingne is setting the record straight about her battle with depression — and her career in modeling.
“I never said I was quitting modeling,” the 23-year-old wrote in a series of tweets on Friday. “I do not blame the fashion industry for anything. I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred.”
She continued, “I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself. I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that.”
In August, Delevingne told the UK-based Times that she wasn’t doing fashion work anymore. Focusing more on acting, she explained that her modeling career left her feeling “hollow” inside.
“It wasn’t a good time, I was, like, fight and flight for months,” she said. “Just constantly on edge. It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse.”
Iman’s mother dies months after husband David BowieIman’s mother has died less than three months after her husband David Bowie’s shocking death.
On Friday morning, the 60-year-old model broke the news via social media.
“Saddened by the death of my mom Maryan Baadi,” she wrote on Instagram. “May Allah grant her the highest jennah. I beg that you respect my family’s privacy during our time of grief #ripmaryanbaadi.”
Iman was very vocal about her parents’ activism in a 2014 interview with The Guardian. “My mother was an activist, so was my father,” she said. “They came from a generation of young Somalis who were actively involved in getting independence for Somalia in 1960.”
“So I remember when I was 5 how busy our house was,” she continued. “People would come in the middle of the night, meetings after meetings, and protests and all that. I grew up in the midst of all of that. And she instilled that in me. The fact that nobody can take your self-worth unless you give your consent.”
In January, Iman lost her husband of nearly 24 years after a secret battle with cancer. He was 69.
Weeks later, Bowie’s longtime friend and hairstylist, Teddy Antolin, passed away.
A request for comment wasn’t immediately returned.
Naomi Campbell on Her Empire Acting Gig: 'I'm Quiet on Set'After a three-month hiatus, Empire is back – and so is Naomi Campbell's character Camilla!
Though the exiled (and much older) lover of Empire scion Hakeem (Bryshere "Yazz" Gray) is set to take on a bigger role in upcoming episodes Campbell is coy when discussing Camilla's arc in the upcoming season, telling PEOPLE: "Camilla's taking her chance while she can."
Admittedly, Campbell had no idea how big her role would become. "When Lee [Daniels] asked me to the do this show in the first season, no one knew what was going to happen," she says. "I believe in anything that he does and so of course I'm there and I believed it was going to be successful. But you never know what the writers are going to come up with, you just never know."
"I think Camilla's quite consistent," Campbell says of her on-air persona. "She's got determination. And she's not going to let anyone get in the way of getting what she wants. She's very ambitious. But I think she's ambitious in a very quiet way. She's not loud about it, she does it sneakily and she surprises people. People don't see her coming. Maybe that's her reserved, English way."
Like Camilla, Campbell says she lets her work speak for itself. "That's how I've always been. I never discuss [my work]. You see it when it comes out," she says. "For me, it's like an unlucky charm … until I see it I don't believe it."
In fact, "I'm very quiet on set because, for me, it's a learning experience," she says. "I don't speak very much, I'm just focus on what I have to do and I'm very observant of key things. I'm taking in everything and I'm learning. That's what I'm like when I model. Even when I model today after doing it for almost 30 years, I still am quiet, even when I've known the photographer for 30 years."
Campbell also reveals that the whole vibe on set is "very professional" and that she's benefited from the talent of her costars. "Terrence [Howard] is so generous to work with," she says. "It's such a blessing to work with him because he's such a great actor. The encouragement he gives me, when he tells me 'You can push a bit more' or 'You did good on that take," that, for me, is just like, 'Oh my God, Terrence Howard is saying that to me?' He's such a great actor, so respected."
So she doesn't expect perfection as an actor just yet: "I'm not looking for fame," she explains. "I'm already known so it's really about me learning a new craft and trying to do the best I can. I'm learning each day."
Empire returns Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
Sean Avery had Hilary Rhoda’s mom fired as managerHilary Rhoda’s mother, Marianne, wanted the model to sign a prenup before marrying retired New York Ranger Sean Avery last year.
Instead, Marianne was fired as her daughter’s manager, and not invited to the October wedding in Watermill.
“Hilary and her mother were so close before this guy came along,” a friend of Marianne’s told me.
Avery — who worked briefly as an intern at Vogue — had tried acting, advertising and flipping houses without much success. Top model Rhoda is known for her work with Estée Lauder and is the current face of Via Spiga.
“Marianne was trying to protect her daughter’s substantial assets,” said my source.
Mother and daughter are now enmeshed in lawsuits and countersuits over Marianne’s management contract, which runs through 2016; her compensation; and her use of a company credit card.
“Sean got Marianne fired, and now he’s in charge. He controls all the people working for Hilary,” Marianne’s friend said.
Avery allegedly convinced Rhoda to invest with Adam Campbell, who played junior hockey with him and now has a company called Campbell Management Group.
Marianne — who had Rhoda invest conservatively in real estate — is worried the marriage won’t last long, and that her daughter might suffer losses with riskier gambles.
Rhoda’s lawyer John Rosenberg told me, “Someone of Hilary’s stature does not comment on personal or legal matters in the tabloids.”
Avery’s spokesperson had no comment.
If the marriage ends, Bravo’s Andy Cohen will be there to console his good friend Avery. The “Watch What Happens Live” host said before the wedding: “A gay guy and a straight guy should be able to be friends. Listen, I’d be happy if Sean and I were bangin’ .?.?. but it’s not [happening].”
Supermodel Janice Dickinson Reveals Breast Cancer DiagnosisFormer America's Next Top Model judge Janice Dickinson revealed that she has breast cancer in an emotional interview with the Daily Mail.
The world's first supermodel said that her doctor felt a lump in her right breast during a routine exam earlier this month, and a subsequent biopsy led to the cancer diagnosis.
Fortunately, doctors say that this form of cancer is generally non-life-threatening, and Dickinson is expected to make a full recovery. She will not have to have a mastectomy, but will require some surgery and radiation therapy.
Dickinson, for her part, is keeping a positive mental attitude, saying, "I'm Janice Dickinson and I'm gonna stick around for a long, long time. You ain't getting rid of me yet."
Best wishes to Dickinson for a full recovery!
Hilary Rhoda’s mom demands $2M from her as legal battle rages onTop model Hilary Rhoda’s mother and former manager Marianne Rhoda is demanding that her daughter cough up nearly $2 million in benefits and savings she claims have been illegally withheld from her.
According to papers filed this month by Marianne against Hilary in New York’s Southern District, she wants $1,352,246 from a benefit plan and $359,584.91 from her for the 401(k) plan.
The move is just the latest in a bitter legal battle after Hilary first sued her mom in 2014, alleging Marianne stole six figures acting as her manager. Hilary informed her mom via text that she wanted to “take control” of her own career.
Marianne filed a countersuit this year, claiming she worked as Hilary’s manager for 12 years and was vice president of Rhoda’s company.
Marianne’s new motion claims she has been denied benefits since being let go from Hilary’s company, HRH Group Inc. Hilary’s side has said Marianne’s position was “insufficient,” that she appointed herself vice president “without Hilary’s consent” and didn’t maintain records of her hours.
But Marianne’s lawyers claim: “Despite all of its trimmings, this case is merely an attempt by an employer .?.?. to deprive the former employee of pension benefits to which she is expressly entitled.”
Hilary’s 2014 suit alleged her mother “manipulated her familial role to improperly seize — and then abuse — enormous power over Hilary’s finances,” and used a company credit card “for hundreds of thousands of dollars” in personal expenses.
Marianne has denied the claims and said in court she was worried about her daughter’s financial future with her husband, former New York Ranger Sean Avery, whose work was “sporadic.”
Marianne’s lawyer had no comment. Hilary’s lawyer, John Rosenberg , told us: “Hilary is fully confident that the proceedings will confirm that Marianne is not entitled to any of the pension funds and that Marianne established, controlled and structured the pension plans principally to benefit herself, and without Hilary’s knowledge funded the plans with Hilary’s money.”
A-listers chow on McDonald’s at Chrissy Teigen’s baby showerChrissy Teigen may be a best-selling cookbook author, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the more basic things in life.
The expectant model served up hashbrowns, french fries, Sausage McMuffins at her baby shower in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon, which was attended by the Kardashian clan, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and other Hollywood elite.
The entire event was well-documented by Teigen and the three eldest Kardashians on Snapchat, which created a special filter for Teigen’s shower.
In the snaps, Kourtney Kardashian can be seen professing her love of McDonald’s hashbrowns while Khloe downs glass after glass of rose.
They also speak in a bizarre British accent for several videos, after mistakenly calling Teigen’s husband — John Legend — John Lennon.
Despite the low-bro fare, the event was beautifully decorated with a white rose centerpiece and a cake featuring John Legend’s baby photo (accented with a bow, as the baby is female).
Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel expecting first childLooks like Behati Prinsloo isn’t the only Angel expecting a blessing.
Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel ?is pregnant with her first child, E! News reports.
The 27-year-old blond bombshell — who is engaged to model Hermann Nicoli — is said to be entering her second trimester, a source revealed to the website. And New Yorkers will be privy to baby bump sightings, as the couple plans to spend the summer in the Big Apple.
A second source revealed that the South African is thrilled to be pregnant as the same time as fellow Angel Prinsloo.
“Candice and Behati are best friends and they are not far apart from each other in pregnancy due dates. They both have been experiencing the first stages of being pregnant together and are happy to have each other who understand. They can’t wait to be mommies!”
Swanepoel and Nicoli have been together for about 10 years, since meeting in Paris whens he was just 17. Nicoli hails from Brazil.
Sports Illustrated model: I had an orgasm doing squats at gymSports Illustrated swimsuit model Jessica White — who recently changed her name to Jypsy to start an acting career — says her trainer’s so good, she had an orgasm doing squats at the gym.
“He’s the only trainer that’s gotten my ass out of the bed at like 7 a.m.,” White said of personal trainer Robert Brace in an interview with Bikini.com. “I was doing these squats one time, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is orgasmic.'” She figures, “Maybe I was squeezing, and doing my kegels? I don’t know what it was … but I had to go to the bathroom. That’s when I realized my body was bigger than me.”
On her reported relationship with Mariah Carey‘s ex, Nick Cannon, the former former SI model was more guarded, saying they’re “friends” and “Nick and I will always be close no matter what. He has a beautiful heart — it’s not about his looks.”
But she did reveal that when it comes to looking for a mate, “I greatly admire a man’s arms, but the shallow side of me admires a man’s package. It takes control of you. It shakes up your world in so many different ways … I don’t know.”
The saucy supermodel also says of her fashion sense, “I’ve got a little nipple action showing. This is how I normally dress … it’s like Pocahontas meets Apollonia. I’m a very free-spirited person.”
And taking a line from Kanye West‘s playbook, White says of any critics of her burgeoning singing career, “They’re not going to be able to judge me, because I’m [bleeping] great … I’m a [bleeping] artist, and the world has never seen that before.”
Adriana Lima is divorcedAdriana Lima is a free woman.
The Brazilian supermodel has quietly finalized her divorce from Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric, nearly two years after they announced their separation.
Terms of the settlement, filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court, are confidential, but it is believed the Victoria’s Secret Angel will retain primary custody of their two daughters, Valentina, 6, and Sienna, 3.
Her lawyer Bill Beslow had no comment.
One of the top-earning models in the world, Lima is said to be worth $65 million. Jaric, 37, who played seven seasons in the NBA, is retired from the sport.
Lima, 35, a devout Catholic, was engaged to Lenny Kravitz in 2002, but broke it off less than a year later.
In 2006, she told GQ she was a virgin. “Sex is for after marriage,” she said.
Since breaking up with Jaric, she’s been photographed in Miami kissing a tattooed-but-unnamed hunk, and there were reports from Cannes that Justin Bieber was pursuing her.
Jaric, meanwhile, has been linked to Lima look-alike Dusica Savic, a Serbian model more than 10 years Lima’s junior.
Victoria's Secret Model Erin Heatherton Reveals Past Body Image StrugglesShe may strut down the Victoria's Secret runway in lingerie and pose in a bikini for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, but model Erin Heatherton struggled with her body image like so many others.
Heatherton, 27, wrote candidly about the doubts she feels in the modeling industry in an Instagram post Thursday night.
"I was struggling with my body image and the pressures to fulfill the demands of perfectionism upon me," Heatherton says. "I am not perfect."
But she was able to move past it, and grow from there.
"Through this struggle, however, I found the strength to love myself," Heatherton writes. "I stood in my power. I look back on that moment now, and I embrace it. This feeling I once perceived as 'failure' was, in truth, a powerful awakening for me to stand behind my purpose in life."
Heatherton also revealed that she's adopted in another post, and says that colored how she approaches life.
"Being adopted at a young age, life to me, and everything that came with it occurred to me as, 'lucky,' " she says. "This came with the awareness that not everyone was as luck as me. In my decade long effort to empower women out of poverty and into self-sufficiency via microfinance, I have not been the overnight success I thought I deserved to be."
"Throughout this tenacious journey dotted by insecurity I always come back to the why I do what I do and think, 'Be who you were before all that stuff happened that dimmed your f-----g shine.' I turn insecurity into relentless drive."
And now she wants other women to join her in support.
"I made a choice to redirect my energy to be a catalyst for change," Heatherton says. "To create a channel for women to become the truest versions of themselves, along with me. In the end, if you aren’t being true to yourself, then what the f--- is the point."
The model, who previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio, is also devoted to her Ballet Beautiful workouts to find her strength.
“My body is very athletic, so the exercises that really help my body are things that are lengthening,” Heatherton previously told PEOPLE. “I’ve been doing Ballet Beautiful since 2013, and I’m still in the falling-in-love stage. It re-taught me how to stand, and a different way to hold my weight, so it helps me move as a model as well.”
Heatherton works out almost every day for an hour-and-a-half, but she knows now to give her body time to heal after each intense sweat session.
“Your ligaments can only heal through rest, and you have to rest if you want to see the results of all your hard work,” she said.
Bullied for Her Skin Color, Padma Lakshmi Changed Her Name to Angelique in High SchoolBy all accounts, she's one of the most stunning women on television. But in her new memoir, Love, Loss, And What We Ate, Padma Lakshmi reveals there was a time she wasn't so comfortable in her own skin.
When Lakshmi sat down with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle to talk about her new book, she said she was mocked for her appearance as a young girl.
"I was this tall when I was 13 in eighth grade. I had a very long neck, I used to get called E.T., Skeletor, giraffe, you name it," she tells Cagle.
Lakshmi writes about how, after coming to the U.S., she felt Americans would associate her skin color with third world slums, malaria and "the fragrant foods" of her culture.
Because of that, she divided herself into two people: one who felt connected to her roots and one who wanted to look more American.
To feel more similar to her classmates, Lakshmi temporarily changed her name from Padma to Angelique for her four years of high school.
Watch more of The Jess Cagle Interview with Padma Lakshmi on People.com all week.
"You can ask anybody who went to high school with me, they didn't call me Padma," she says.
"I didn't feel any different, I didn't feel any less American, even though I ate rice and curry or even though my name was Padma or I spoke to my mother in a different language, I felt as American as anybody else in my classroom. But they didn't feel I was as American."
Although her book encompasses her stories about her love for food and for the men in her life, she says it's also a powerful tale of her life as an immigrant.
"I think you don't have to be Indian to identify with the immigrant experience," she explains. "I think everyone has experienced feeling like an outsider. And it's something that I've carried with me – it's like this invisible shadow that's there because I was always flitting between cultures, so I was never really at home in one, and never really an outsider in the other."
Padma Lakshmi: I was sexually abused as a childPadma Lakshmi addresses being sexually abused at the age of 7 in her new book, “Love, Loss And What We Ate.”
“Once you take a girl’s innocence, you can never get it back,” the “Top Chef” host told People about being molested by her stepfather’s friend while sharing a two-bedroom apartment in Queens, New York.
“One night. I woke up to his hands in my underpants,” Lakshmi wrote. “He took my hand and placed it inside his briefs. I don’t know how many times it happened before, since I suspect I slept through some incidents.”
While Lakshmi, 45, recalled sharing a bed with the man on occasion, describing her living quarters as “a state of affairs, to people like us, who were used to living far too many to an apartment in India, seemed relatively normal,” her mother eventually discovered that something had been troubling her daughter.
“There was a space between my headboard, the bed and the wall where I’d occasionally toss pink pistachio shells,” she noted. “Once I peed in the space, defiling the place where I’d been defiled.”
After coming clean to her mother, Lakshmi was sent to India a week later, which had lasting effects.
“It’s not something I think about that much anymore, but it was the catalyst for a lot of things,” she said. “It was the catalyst for my mother’s divorce, for me going to India. It was the catalyst for me being different about my body and just less open in the world. It was a loss of innocence in a way. What happened to me was not even that bad compared to what happens to many young girls and boys. But it was something that happened. I didn’t want to dwell on it.”
Lakshmi explained that she is speaking out now in hopes of helping others.
“I wanted to talk about it because if women like me don’t talk about it, who will,” Lakshmi stated.
“I think of all those girls who I pass on the street who are in elementary school. I think about my daughter’s classmates or my daughter. It happens more than we think.”
'I Just Wanted My Own Identity': Padma Lakshmi Reveals Her Blossoming Career Added Strain to Marriage to Salman RushdieWhen Padma Lakshmi initially began writing her new memoir Love, Loss And What We Ate she tells PEOPLE, "I just started writing a book on health and healthy eating. And the book was supposed to use my own life as an example."
And so in the course of writing about food, she ended up writing a lot about love and heartbreak, from meeting and falling in love with Salman Rushdie to the painful collapse of their marriage, to falling in love again with billionaire Teddy Forstmann, who died in 2012, and to whom she dedicates the memoir.
While her love life often made tabloid headlines, it's the first time she reveals the truth about the moment she found out she was pregnant with her daughter, Krishna, and didn't know if the father was Forstmann or Adam Dell, whom she was also dating at the time.
"Nobody is responsible for my actions except me," says Lakshmi of her memoir's candor."There were a lot of difficult things I went through in a very short intense period under very public circumstances. It was something that affected my family who are very private and it affected people I love, who probably didn't deserve it. And so I needed to be honest and forthright about that."
She's also honest about her romance with Rushdie. While their early years were full of passion (and a lot of great meals) he bristled as her career blossomed. "I just wanted my own identity," she says. "I was making the transition out of one stage of my life and into another. But in order to do that, it required that I wasn't everywhere that he needed me to be."
Meanwhile, her severe endometriosis, which was still undiagnosed at that point, often left her in so much chronic pain that she was unable to have sex, leaving Rushdie feeling "rejected."
"It's not that I didn't want to be there for him, but something was very deeply wrong," she says. "And I didn't understand it. And that caused a whole lot of misunderstanding."
Their fights grew so intense that at one point he called her "a bad investment."
Their divorce in 2007 left her heartbroken.
Slowly, she found healing in cooking her family's home recipes and fulfillment in her work at Top Chef.
When she met IMG CEO Teddy Forstmann later that year, she says, "It was like meeting Superman and the Tazmanian devil in a package that's more akin to Tony Bennett."
Though smitten, she was still healing after her split and didn't want to be "tied down." And so when she met Adam Dell, brother of Dell Computer founder Michael Dell, she began dating both men simultaneously.
"It was no secret to either of these men that the other one existed," she says. "And I was very clear that I didn't want a commitment."
When she discovered she was pregnant in 2009, she didn't know who the father was.
"It was tears mixed with worry, mixed with embarrassment, mixed with triumph because I did have a child," she recalls.
She asked Forstmann to take a paternity test, which revealed he wasn't the father.
Although she was terrified he might leave her, Forstmann stood by her side and was there in the hospital room when Krishna was born. "He was resolute in making sure I wasn't alone," she says. "This wasn't his child and he held my hand – and he held it very publicly."
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are marriedRupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall were married on Friday in London.
Murdoch, 84, executive chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox and chairman of the New York Post, and former supermodel Hall, 59, tied the knot in a civil ceremony at Spencer House, an 18th-century townhouse.
The couple, who announced their engagement in January in the Times of London, will celebrate their marriage at a ceremony attended by their children at St. Bride’s Church on Saturday.
The 1672 house of worship is known as “the Journalists’ Church” because of its presence on Fleet Street, the historic heart of the British newspaper industry, and is considered the “spiritual home” of those who work in media.
Amazon Attracted To ‘Endorsed’ With Cindy CrawfordAmazon has fast-tracked development of a new reality series, Endorsed. Nope, it’s not about the presidential election cycle — that storyline has become too improbable for reality TV. This show is a behind-the-scenes look at celebrity endorsements, and stars supermodel Cindy Crawford.
Each episode will focus on pairing a celebrity looking for a brand attachment with a budding business. Crawford, who knows a thing or two about choosing such partnerships, lent her image to endorse products and brands and will meet with a team of leading business and branding moguls to evaluate each celebrity’s needs. They’ll narrow the field of options down to two businesses. Then begins the process of coming up with an ideal match.
After the celebrity hears the team’s expert advice, he or she will visit each business, on site, and meet with the business’ leaders to discuss how an endorsement partnership could be realized. Each business will pitch the celeb not only their product and business model, but also how the company would use the celebrity’s image in an endorsement.
Good Clean Fun, producers of VH1’s Barely Famous, is producing.
Bill Cosby Drops Defamation Suit Against Supermodel Beverly JohnsonBill Cosby's attorneys are asking a judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit the comic filed against model Beverly Johnson in December, citing their client's need to devote his full attention to his pending criminal case, TMZ reports.
Cosby filed the suit against Johnson in December, saying that Johnson's accusations that he drugged and attempted to rape her back in the '80s are false and defamatory. His attorneys plan to refile the case after the criminal case is decided.
He is currently tied up in litigation with a group of seven women where both parties are suing the other for defamation, as well as his pending criminal case on aggravated indecent assault charges.
Johnson is one of more than 50 women to accuse Cosby of sexual assault. She has publicly forgiven Cosby for his alleged actions.
Naomi Campbell Shares What It's Really Like to Work for Kanye WestKanye West may have his critics, but Naomi Campbell isn’t one of them. The supermodel gushed about West after starring in his recent fashion show, telling PeopleStyle he’s “great to work for.”
“It was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun” Campbell shared at the Burberry fashion show in London’s Kensington Gardens on Monday, adding: “I’ve never done a fashion show where I’m sitting there in a concert hall!”
The supermodel was the big star of the West’s highly anticipated Yeezy Season 3 fashion show during New York Fashion Week, in which the rapper-turned-designer showcased both his new album The Life of Pablo and his latest Yeezy collection to a celeb-packed audience.
And Campbell didn’t hesitate taking the gig.
“When they asked me I said, ‘Okay, I’ve been to Madison Square Gardens to see lots of concerts, but I’ve never actually worked at Madison Square Garden, and that’s a different thing! I said, ‘Yes, I want to do it, I want to be part of this experience!'”
With a list of instructions, West was very specific as to how his models should behave (no smiling, no looking into the camera, they basically stood stationary for approximately one hour). “He knows exactly what he wants, what he’s saying, what he does, everything!” said the 45-year-old British model.
Wearing a floor-length fur coat, Campbell appeared briefly on the stage and joining fellow model vets Alek Wek and Veronica Webb. But making it to the stage had been somewhat of a scramble. “I was in my dressing room and then suddenly it was like ‘He wants you now,’ so I had to be ready in a second, but it was fun!”
Ski injury sidelines Kate MossSupermodel Kate Moss has been injured in a ski accident. The British beauty apparently suffered torn ligaments after crashing in the Swiss Alps, Page Six has learned.
Moss, who’s a regular in the posh resort town of Gstaad, says she took a tumble and tore ligaments in her knee on Thursday. Sources said she was due to return to London on Friday to be seen by her personal doctors. It is still unclear if she’ll need surgery.
Moss was due to be the main attraction at the Monday opening of Saks Fifth Avenue in Toronto, the retailer’s first store in Canada, but had to pull out after her doctors banned her from taking a long-haul flight due to her injury.
The model had been paid handsomely to appear as an ambassador for luxury skin-care line Decorté, and was due to attend a VIP cocktail reception at the store on Sunday, followed by an in-store meet and greet on Monday.
Moss said in a statement to those expecting her at the event: “It is with great disappointment that I must postpone my trip to be a part of the Decorté and Saks Fifth Avenue launch celebration due to an injury whilst skiing [.?.?.] in Switzerland. I am currently under medical care which prohibits me to fly overseas for now.” She added, “[I] will make every effort to reschedule my visit to the fabulous city of Toronto as soon as I am able to travel.”
A source at the event told us, “Of course it is extremely disappointing, as the whole event was based around her, but everyone is glad Kate is OK. It could have been a lot worse.”
In July, Moss landed a multiyear deal with Japanese skin-care line Decorté and recently shot their campaign with Mario Testino.
A rep for Moss — who reportedly has previously struggled to get a US visa due to her drug past — declined to comment on Saturday night.
Moss isn’t the only legendary model battling an injury. This week, Naomi Campbell was spotted at JFK in a wheelchair, then walking with a cane. Her rep said she’s recovering from a “light foot injury” but declined to elaborate.
Carol Alt is a supporter of Charlie Sheen’s alternative doctorCarol Alt is a fan of Samir “Sam” Chachoua, the alternative medicine practitioner who injected himself with Charlie Sheen’s blood while treating the wild star for HIV.
Alt, who appears on the doc’s Web site’s testimonial page saying she saw him help patients with multiple sclerosis and breast cancer, told us at Dennis Basso’s runway show on Tuesday: “I saw [Chachoua] work with several people, and they had amazing results. I can’t deny that,” adding, “I don’t know what Charlie’s experience is, and I’m not negating what he went through.”
Chachoua has claimed he has an HIV cure, but Sheen is back on traditional meds.
“I don’t know what the doctor’s instructions to Charlie were,” Alt said. “And I don’t know what other health issues Charlie may have been suffering from that the doctor may have backed off and said, ‘Let’s fix this first.’ From the girls I saw who shared with me, they had results.”
After Sheen was treated by Chachoua, HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley angrily wrote of Chachoua that Sheen had gone “to Mexico to seek a miracle cure from a scam artist even Dr. Oz hasn’t heard of.”
Cindy Crawford's Ex-Husband Richard Gere Is 'Like a Stranger' to Her: 'I Don't Know If We Were Ever Friends'Cindy Crawford is opening up about her past marriage to Richard Gere, admitting that 20 years after their divorce, the actor has become "like a stranger" to her.
"I didn't think I was young, though, but I was young," she said during an appearance on Marc Maron's WTF podcast. "I was with Richard for, like, six years, but I was only married for two years."
The supermodel was 26 when she tied the knot with the then 42-year-old Gere in 1991. The couple officially split four years later, in 1995.
Asked if Crawford, now 49, is still on good terms with the Pretty Woman star, she replied, "We're friendly, but I think it's almost like he's gone back to being, like, 'Richard Gere' again, like a stranger, because we don't really see each other that much."
She continued, "I think part of the problem in our relationship was that we were a lot of other things, but I don't know if we were ever friends – like peers, because I was young, and he was Richard Gere.
"And then, as I started kind of growing up and growing into myself – it's hard to change the nature of a relationship once you're already in it."
Back in 1995, the model told PEOPLE of her marriage to Gere: "We didn't spend enough time together. And we're equally responsible for that. We thought it would be okay if we just flew in from Paris to L.A. to get together for a night to see each other. It wasn't."
Fortunately, Crawford says things are different with her current husband, Rande Gerber, whom she'll have been married to for 18 years in May.
"I think why Rande and I really work is that we were friends first," she explained. "I never pretended to like baseball or meditation or whatever the version is."
Gerber and Crawford have two children together: Presley, 16, and Kaia, 14. Gere, meanwhile, separated from actress Carey Lowell in 2013 after 11 years of marriage.
Janice Dickinson’s defamation suit against Cosby thrown outA Los Angeles judge on Tuesday tossed a defamation lawsuit by Janice Dickinson against Bill Cosby and his lawyer — though the model’s underlying sexual assault complaint against the actor will go forward.
Dickinson accused Cosby of raping her in 1982, which prompted the actor’s lawyer Marty Singer to brand her a “liar.”
Dickinson amended her lawsuit to include a defamation claim against the men, which was tossed on Tuesday by LA County Superior Court Judge Debra Weintraub, according to Deadline Hollywood.
“The primary focus of this case has always been against Bill Cosby and remains against Bill Cosby,” Dickinson’s lawyer Lisa Bloom said following the brief hearing. “We will continue to fight the case against Bill Cosby.”
Cosby, Dickinson and Singer were not in court when Weintraub ruled from the bench. Weintraub ordered both sides back to court on Feb. 29.
Stephanie Seymour Faces New Charges in Connection to January DUI ArrestSupermodel Stephanie Seymour is facing new charges in Connecticut related to her Jan. 15 arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
Seymour, 47, turned herself in to the Greenwich Police on Monday after a warrant was issued for her arrest.
On Jan. 15, Seymour was involved in a car accident in Greenwich. While stopped at an intersection, Seymour allegedly put her Land Rover in reverse, colliding with a Mercedes-Benz.
The accident caused Seymour's vehicle to roll onto its side, police say.
The new charges allege Seymour struck a telephone pole in Greenwich prior to her accident with the Mercedes.
Investigators had noticed some front-end damage to the vehicle last month and connected Seymour's vehicle to the mangled utility pole, police said.
In addition to driving while intoxicated, Seymour now faces additional charges for evading responsibility and failure to drive in a proper lane.
It was not clear Friday whether Seymour has an attorney. She is due to appear in court on Feb. 7 to answer to the charges against her.
Why Amber Valletta Feels 'Safer' Working with Female PhotographersAmber Valletta defined the model BFF squad decades before Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne. She was a reigning queen on the 1990s supermodel scene, posing alongside Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and of course her bestie, Shalom Harlow. These days she’s switched her focus to acting, but still lands major fashion spreads. Her latest? The cover of Porter‘s all-women photography issue where she talks about why she prefers working with female photographers and how the industry has changed since she started at 15.
Having worked with just about every fashion photographer throughout her modeling tenure, she explains why she’ll always prefer a female photographer over a male. “I always feel safe with a woman photographer. I feel that no matter how they interpret something, they understand all sides of it,” Valletta shares in Porter. “Because they are women, and women are complex creatures. Men can appreciate it, but women get it. We internalize everything.”
But she does give the industry credit for embracing all types of different body shapes and ethnicities, more so than when she started.
“Women are really coming into their own. When we look back on this time, we are going to see a real shift… in equality, in pay structure, in running companies, in coding,” she says, adding. “Maybe even in the presidency. Hopefully.”
Valletta left home to model at 15, and she says looking back, she’s surprised her mom let her go.
“I think she was really naïve. We were naïve, both of us. We were all naïve,” she says. “Everybody’s constantly growing. It’s just whether or not you’re observing it or not, you know? In your 20s you can learn a lot and you can be very smart and clever and savvy. Especially these kids today. They seem like they have it all together. But let’s talk to them again when they’re 40 years old and see really who they are. Is it who they thought they were at 25?”
Now that her early career days are behind her, Valletta adds that turning 40 marked a major milestone in her life.
“I feel so much more aware of who I am today as a woman since I turned 40,” she explains. “I don’t know, it’s kind of like the light bulb clicks on and you’re like, ‘Okay, who I used to be is sort of behind me. Who do I want to be and how do I want to live for the next 20 good years?'”
Along with her interview, the star resurrects the ’90s slip dress she made so iconic (proof in the photo below) in a sultry spread saying, “What made it [the slip dress] stand out then was that it hadn’t been seen in a while. It was so minimalistic — more minimalistic than it is today, even. But fashion always references itself.”
To see the full interview with Amber Valletta, pick up the all-women photography issue of Porter which hits stands Friday, Feb. 5.
Shanina Shaik on Her Engagement to DJ Ruckus: 'It Was Quick, But It Feels Right'Shanina Shaik’s engagement to DJ Ruckus [a.k.a. Greg Andrews] was certainly a whirlwind, but the Victoria’s Secret model says that some things are just meant to be.
“Yes, I was truly surprised,” Shaik confessed to Ocean Drive magazine in a recent interview. “I’ve been with Greg for about nine months now, so it was really quick, but it feels right. We’re best friends, and we’re obviously very much in love, and we have lots of fun with each other. We understand each other’s life and career, and I think that’s important as well. I was super happy and so excited that he asked me to marry him.”
And now, just a month after DJ Ruckus popped the question, Shaik says she’s already in the midst of planning her big day, which, she says will most likely be a small ceremony in a tropical locale, much like where they got engaged (that would be Lenny Kravitz’s private island, of course).
“I think every girl pretty much dreams about what she would like for her wedding day, but I’m also not very traditional,” she said. “I actually want a small wedding; I don’t want a big, poufy dress. I want to be on a beach. I think those things will definitely happen.”
When she’s not busy brainstorming bridesmaid dresses and floral arrangements, the 24-year-old can most likely be found on set, working alongside fellow Victoria’s Secret models, including Adriana Lima, who, Shaik says, she was compared often compared to when she first entered the industry.
“When I came to New York, the first week pretty much, [Victoria’s Secret] was interested in me. There was talk that I looked like Adriana Lima, and I couldn’t see that at all,” she told the mag. “At the age of 17, they were telling me I was so sexy, and I didn’t understand that — I was like, ‘I’m not doing anything, though…’ I was still so young, and at that time, they didn’t have Pink.”
“When I was 20, I really came into myself as being more of a woman,” she added. “My body changed, elongated, stretched out; I got rid of my baby fat on my face, and I booked the show. For any model to book the Victoria’s Secret show, it changes their career. It’s always been a dream of mine.”
And through it all, Shaik says Lima was the first supermodel to truly welcome her into the tight-knit family of Angels, and Shaik still looks to her as a role model.
“When I did my first show, I didn’t know anybody else, I didn’t do any high-fashion work at that point, so I was really still kind of brand-new to the industry,” she told Ocean Drive. “I was sitting by myself, waiting to do rehearsals, and Adriana was the first person [who] came up to me and asked who I was, asked how I am, and complimented me. She’s really such a beautiful, down-to-earth girl.”
Shaik also explained that her parents are conservative (she was raised Muslim until her parents divorced), but they’re still incredibly supportive of her endeavors. “My dad is super understanding; he loves his children. He says whatever makes me happy makes him happy. He knows I’m smart and have my head on straight,” she said. “I have goals with my career, and he knows that I’ll always respect myself.”
She added that it helps her parents respect her No. 1 employer: “Victoria’s Secret is a brand that showcases a woman being fit, beautiful, healthy and having confidence, but is also respectful, too, so I’m not doing anything too over-the-top or raunchy. I think that would be doing an issue if that were the case."
Cindy Crawford announces her retirementSay hello to Cindy Crawford at 50 — and now say goodbye.
The fashion icon tells United Airlines’ Rhapsody magazine that she plans to retire from modeling this month after she celebrates her half-century birthday on Feb. 20.
“I’m sure I’ll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore,” Crawford says in the magazine’s February edition. “And that’s OK. I’ve done it. I’ve worked with all these incredible photographers.
What else do I need to do? I can’t keep reinventing myself.
I shouldn’t have to keep proving myself. I don’t want to.”
David Bowie leaves Iman roughly half of his fortuneDavid Bowie‘s will was filed in Manhattan court Friday — and the rock and roll legend’s dying wish was to have his ashes scattered on the island nation of Bali in accordance with Buddhist rituals.
The singer also sprinkled his riches on his wife, model Iman, and two children, Duncan Jones and Lexi Zahra Jones.
The pop-culture icon was worth around $100 million when he died earlier this month of cancer.
Iman will receive roughly half of his fortune plus the couple’s home on Lafayette Street in Manhattan. His daughter gets his Ulster County home in upstate New York.
His children will split whatever’s left of the money.
Bowie also gave $2 million to his friend and personal assistant, Corinne Coco Schwab, and $1 million to his son Duncan’s former nanny, Marion Skene.
Tyra Banks is Now a MomNever mind any TV show woes, Tyra Banks has bigger things on her hands these days. Well, smaller things actually: lots of baby clothes! The model and entrepreneur is now a mom, after her surrogate gave birth to a boy named Yorks Banks Asla. Banks made the announcement on Instagram Wednesday.
Banks, who has been candid about her fertility difficulties in the past, wrote on Instagram, "As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world."
Yorks is the first child for 42-year-old Banks; his father is her boyfriend, photographer Erik Asla. Congratulations to the parents!
ABC Orders 1970s Model Wars Drama Pilot Inspired By Eileen Ford BiographyABC has given a pilot order to Model Woman, a soapy period drama set in the fashion world.
The project, from Sony TV’s TriStar Television, is a fictionalized family soap inspired by Robert Lacey’s book, Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty, the recently published biography of the outspoken and controversial woman who started as a model and went on to co-found the famous Ford Modeling Agency with her husband Jerry.
Written by Reality Bites scribe Helen Childress, the show is set in the late 1970’s during the notorious Model Wars and centers on Bertie Geiss – a tempestuous matriarch and uncompromising businesswoman at the helm of an internationally renowned modeling agency. Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin serves as executive producer alongside Childress and Lacey’s daughter Scarlett.
This marks the first broadcast pilot for TriStar TV, which was relaunched last summer. Lacey’s book was originally optioned by Sony TV a year ago with a different writer, KJ Steinberg. I hear ABC earlier this development season pursued the project, and Childress was brought in on board to pen it.
Ford’s keen eye for talent and her shrewd entrepreneurial instincts turned the business of modeling into one of the most glamorous and desired professions, and turned many of her stable of beauties — Suzy Parker, Lauren Hutton, Rene Russo, Christie Brinkley, Jerry Hall, Naomi Campbell — into millionaire superstars. Many of these women also became part of the Ford family household as Eileen took them into her New York brownstone when they were still teens and nurtured them alongside her own four children.
TriStar TV’s first pilot, another female-centered period drama, Good Girls Revolt, went to series at Amazon. The company has two other pilots at the streaming service, The Last Tycoon starring Matt Bomer and The Interestings.
Childress is repped by Original Artists and Bob Getman.
‘Victoria’s Secret Swim Special’ Returns To CBS In MarchCBS is airing The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special for the second consecutive year. It’s set for 9 PM Wednesday, March 9.
The special, shot on the island of St. Barts, features supermodels including Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, and Josephine Skriver, among others. Pop stars Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are set to perform. CBS also airs The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special is produced by Done + Dusted, inc. Edward G. Razek, Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton are the executive producers.
Supermodel Stephanie Seymour arrested for DUISupermodel Stephanie Seymour found herself on the wrong side of the law on Friday night.
The 47-year-old former Estée Lauder cover girl was arrested for driving under the influence, in Greenwich, CT., reports TMZ.
Seymour was at a stop sign at an off-ramp on I-95 when she put her 2015 Range Rover in reverse and hit the driver behind her.
At the scene, the mother of four refused to take a field sobriety test and the arresting officer says she smelled of alcohol, was wobbly on her feet and had bloodshot eyes.
Seymour has received treatment for substance abuse in the past. As cited in a New York Times article, in 2000 the catwalk queen was admitted into the Silver Hill Hospital, a luxury rehab facility in Connecticut, for Vicodin addiction.
A request for comment from her team was not immediately returned.
Adriana Lima is working to help HaitiHaiti is so poor, Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima has dedicated herself to helping out the earthquake-ravaged hellhole.
Lima has visited Haiti twice in the past year, she told the crowd at the Garage on 11th Avenue, where fellow Brazilian Jayma Cardoso and designer Kenneth Cole were helping to raise money Thursday night to support a hospital there.
Also on hand was Marek Paliwoda, a dermatology physician assistant who goes to Haiti three times a year to provide skin cancer screenings.
SightingsKarlie Kloss and Josh Kushner on a double date with Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark at Japanese restaurant Juban in the Meatpacking District.
Hilary Rhoda sues mom for stealing ‘six figures’ worth of moneySports Illustrated swimsuit model Hilary Rhoda is suing her own mom/former manager for allegedly stealing six figures from her, Page Six has exclusively learned.
The mother-daughter legal war also reveals that Hilary’s mom disapproves of her new husband, Sean Avery, claiming in a countersuit this week that after leaving the NHL his work was “sporadic” and “prospects for employment were highly speculative.”
In a case that has never before come to light, Hilary sued Marianne Rhoda in federal court in 2014, claiming her mom “manipulated her familial role to improperly seize — and then abuse — enormous power over Hilary’s finances.” The suit claims Marianne forged Hilary’s signature, diverted “substantial funds” for her retirement, refused to provide accounting records and used a company credit card “for hundreds of thousands of dollars” in personal expenses — including “divorce attorneys,” a “pool vendor” and shopping trips to Neiman Marcus, Barneys and someplace called Carpet Palace of Bethesda.
The suit further claims Marianne used her daughter’s funds as a “personal piggy bank,” including a 2009 withdrawal of $1 million plus wire transfers of more than $1.9 million to Marianne’s personal account and “vendors .?.?. with no apparent association” to Hilary’s modeling work.
The papers also allege that when Hilary became engaged to Avery, her mother began “a constant barrage of ad hominem attacks” on him and left Hilary “extremely exasperated.”
But Marianne’s just-filed countersuit denied all the allegations and claimed breach of contract. She says that because of Avery, she was “concerned” for Hilary’s financial future, and “Avery prevailed upon [Hilary] to refrain from seeking a prenuptial agreement and embarked on a concerted effort to estrange” her mom.
Marianne didn’t attend Hilary’s October wedding. Avery was arrested in Southampton Village, Long Island, days before the nuptials on criminal mischief charges and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Reps for Hilary and her mom had no comment.
Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch and Retired Model Jerry Hall Are EngagedRupert Murdoch, the 84-year-old multi-billionaire chairman of News Corp, and Jerry Hall, the 59-year-old former top model and ex-partner of Mick Jagger, announced their engagement in British newspaper The Times, which is owned by Murdoch, on Monday.
Murdoch and Hall have been dating since late summer, and made their relationship public in October. They appeared together at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, and had gotten engaged over the weekend.
This will be Murdoch's fourth marriage, and first legal marriage for Hall (she was in a relationship with the Rolling Stones frontman from 1977 to 1999 and has four children with him, but their marriage was annulled). Murdoch has six children, including two teenage daughters with third wife Wendi Deng, whom he divorced in 2013.
'I Still Fancy Him After All These Years': David Bowie and Iman's Romantic Love Story in Their Own WordsThey were together for 25 years and had a cosmic connection. Still, Iman once said she never fell in love with David Bowie.
"I fell in love with David Jones," the Somali-American supermodel told the Guardian in 2014, referring to the given name of the English rock legend, who died Sunday at age 69.
"Bowie is just a persona," she explained. "He's a singer, an entertainer. David Jones is a man I met."
Indeed, they managed to live – and treasure – a normal life together, despite the megafame that came with being the ultimate global trailblazers in their respective fields.
PEOPLE visited their New York City apartment in 2005, and found the family – with then-5-year-old daughter Lexi – to be the image of domesticity.
"We are very normal," Iman said, explaining that she cooked dinner for her husband every night, that she took Lexi to music and dance lessons, and that Bowie and Lexi would play music together all the time.
Of his entrepreneur wife, Bowie told PEOPLE at the time: "She's uncanny at keeping the business at her office and the woman at home. But she's a mom 24/7."
Not that Iman – whose full name is Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid – was even looking for love when she first met her future husband in 1990. (They would marry – both for the second time – two years later in a private ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland.)
"I was not ready for a relationship," Iman told the Guardian. "Definitely I didn't want to get into a relationship with somebody like him."
But the attraction was instant and undeniable. Weeks before their 1992 wedding, Bowie gushed to PEOPLE about the "overwhelming beauty" of his bride-to-be, describing her as "a smoky blend of Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn."
Iman, too, was smitten. She had already honored her fiancé by having a Bowie knife tattooed on her right ankle. "My life is good," she told PEOPLE.
Some two decades later, in 2010, Iman described their relationship to Harper's Bazaar as utterly complementary, and said their romance was as passionate as ever.
"David doesn't fight," she said. "He is English, so he just stays quiet. I'm the screamer. Then he always makes me laugh. It's like cabaret. I keep him entertained, too. I still fancy him – totally! – after all these years."
She added: "My father … taught me how to be a parent and gave me a positive connection with men because he is a gentleman. And that is what attracted me to David. He is a gentle soul."
As as Bowie told PEOPLE in 2005, the couple had no problem keeping their romance alive. "Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation generally does the trick!" he said.
Iman expressed heartache over Bowie on TwitterIn the days before her husband died, David Bowie‘s supermodel wife took to Twitter to express her heartache — and hope.
“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory,” Iman posted on Saturday.
And hours before Bowie’s death was announced on his website Sunday, the 60-year-old wrote: “The struggle is real, but so is God.”
Iman spent Friday retweeting birthday shout outs to her hubby, who had just turned 69.
That same day she tweeted: “Life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. It’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.”
Iman married Bowie in 1992 and had a daughter, Alexandria, with him eight years later.
She is yet to make a statement about Bowie’s death, but a statement from his publicist said the singer was surrounded by his family when he passed “peacefully.”
Supermodel Rachel Hunter feels pressure to keep up looksEven supermodels feel pressure to keep up their looks.
Rachel Hunter confesses she has considered plastic surgery after feeling "horrified" seeing photos of herself. The 46-year-old former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model took to wearing scarves to hide her jowls.
"In real life I was fairly happy with myself. In photos I was horrified," she said. "People were like, 'Why don't you get rid of those deep lines (around her mouth)?'"
Hunter, who has two grown children with ex-husband Rod Stewart, changed her opinion once she began working on her new Ovation series "Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty." The 13-episode show debuting Jan. 17 takes viewers around the globe to discover indigenous beauty secrets and how beauty is defined in different cultures.
"After going on this journey and seeing other cultures away went that superficial idea of beauty," she said. "Ideas of beauty are old and need to be shattered. We have no self-acceptance. If we don't enjoy who we are then how can you offer fully any sense of beauty or well-being or longevity?"
Beverly Johnson Weighs in On Bill Cosby's Arraignment: 'Truth Is Simple'Beverly Johnson has weighed in on Bill Cosby's arraignment.
The former model took to twitter to express her thoughts on Wednesday's court proceedings.
"When it comes down to it, truth is simple," Johnson, 63, tweeted. "There is nothing that we give to others that does not come back to us in some shape of form."
The comedian was charged earlier today for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania mansion in January 2004.
Cosby, 78, did not enter a plea, but has continuously denied all allegations. He later posted his $1 million bail and was ordered to surrender his passport.
Constand's case are the first criminal charges to be brought against Cosby after more than 50 women accused him of sexual assault.
Johnson is among the many accusers and even discussed the alleged incident in her memoir.
Earlier this month, Cosby added Johnson to the list of seven other women who he is suing for defamation. The news came via a tweeted statement from his lawyer, saying that the suit was brought against Johnson "for her false, malicious, opportunistic and defamatory accusations that Mr. Cosby drugged her."
The statement asked that the actress remove the chapter about Cosby from her memoir as well as publicly recanting her comments about Cosby.
Johnson later responded to the suit in a statement to PEOPLE.
"I am aware of the statements from Bill Cosby. In cases of rape and abuse, abusers will do whatever they can to intimidate and weaken their victims to force their victims to stop fighting," she said. "I ask for your support of all of the victims involved. Thank you."
Supermodel Naomi Campbell Spotted in a Wheelchair After Injuring Her Foot(Pic) Looks like Naomi Campbell may need to take a break from the catwalk.
The supermodel, 45, was spotted December 23 at Guaraulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil being pushed in a wheelchair by a male companion. She also appears to be using a cane for assistance.
In light of this sighting, a representative for Campbell tells PEOPLE that the model has not in fact been seriously injured. "Whilst it is a private matter, it is a light foot injury which Naomi sustained before her visit to London," says the rep. "She is out and about as usual. There is no scheduled surgery."
Concerns about the iconic model's health started with reports from UK paper The Sun that she needed help walking following an appearance at the London premiere of The Danish Girl on December 8.
On December 15, she was spotted at JFK airport with a splint on her left middle finger.
Supermodel Bar Refaeli Arrested on Suspicion of Tax Evasion in IsraelSupermodel Bar Refaeli, Maxim's hottest woman in the world of 2012, and her mother were arrested in Israel on Wednesday on charges of tax evasion, Agence France-Presse reports.
Refaeli's home was raided and she was taken into custody on the orders of Israel's Tax Authority. She is suspected of failing to report the equivalent of millions of U.S. dollars in income earned outside of Israel. Israeli nonresident citizens are exempt from reporting income from outside the country, so she allegedly lied about her permanent residence, claiming she lived in another country when really she was living in Tel Aviv. Her mother Zipora was also arrested on suspicion of tax evasion.
She's also charged with accepting gifts of luxury apartments and vehicles and not registering under her name.
This is not the first time Leonardo DiCaprio's ex-girlfriend has been accused of evading something: She avoided mandatory military service by entering a brief alleged sham marriage in 2004.
Adriana Lima Shuts Down Justin Bieber Dating Rumors, Says 'Anybody Below 6-Foot-7' Is Just a 'Friend'Adriana Lima is setting the record straight about Justin Bieber.
The Victoria's Secret Angel appeared on Watch What Happens Live Thursday to chat about the lingerie company's Fashion Show, but instead the single supermodel had to address rumors she dated the pop star.
"I read somewhere that you and Justin Bieber hung out. Did you two ever date?" host Andy Cohen asked.
It appeared this was the first time Lima, 34, got wind of those rumors as she replied, "Where did you hear that?! Where?" She also gave a sassy eye roll!
Speculations of a romance between the pair surfaced back in May 2014, just weeks after the mother of two separated from estranged husband Marko Jaric.
Bieber and Lima were spotted partying together in the French Riviera during the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, and reportedly even shared a quick hookup.
But the Brazilian bombshell is very specific when it comes to her love life, and Bieber doesn't meet her strict height requirement. "Anybody below 6-foot-7, you know how I call them? Friends," she said. Unfortunately the 21-year-old singer is only 5-foot-9.
Fellow guest Padma Lakshmi saw a plus side in favor of Bieber adding, "He would be right at [her] boobs. It would be perfect for him!"
Tyra Banks ditches the ‘FABLife’ for makeupWell, that certainly didn’t take long. Tyra Banks has announced she’s leaving her new talk show “FABLife” after only two months.
The reason for her exit? The “America’s Next Top Model” creator and star wants to focus on her line of cosmetics, TYRA Beauty. In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, Banks says, “I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company’s other entertainment ventures. I will however continue to support the growth and success of ‘FABLife’ and greatly admire my fellow co-hosts and the talented production team behind the show.”
She calls the decision to leave “difficult, but necessary.”
The show will continue on without her, though. Remaining co-hosts Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley plan to remain with the series.
“FABLife” was Banks’ first foray into talk shows after “The Tyra Banks Show” ended in 2010. Now with “America’s Next Top Model” wrapping up its final season in December, it’ll be the first time in over a decade that Banks hasn’t had a regular presence on TV.
Karlie Kloss can’t help but love Justin Bieber’s new albumKarlie Kloss doesn’t want to like Justin Bieber’s album, but has succumbed to the pop star’s tunes.
Spies said the former Victoria’s Secret model was working out at SLT Soho on a contraption called a Megaformer and bopping to the Biebs.
“She was stretching and rocking out when she turned to a fellow classmate and said [of Bieber’s new record], ‘I really don’t want to like it, but it’s just too good,’” a spy observed.
Bieber’s in a war to beat One Direction on the charts after they released albums on the same day.
Karolina Kurkova welcomes second childKarolina Kurkova is a second-time mom.
The supermodel and husband Archie Drury have welcomed a baby boy, who joins 6-year-old brother Tobin, a rep for Kurkova confirmed to Page Six on Thursday.
Page Six exclusively revealed in July that the couple was expecting their second child. Kurkova, 31, and Drury walked down the aisle in 2009.
The former Victoria’s Secret stunner has shared pregnancy photos via social media along the way, and just last week posted a family snapshot with her enviable bikini body — and large baby bump — front and center on the beach.
Karolina Kurkova: 'It Takes About a Whole Week to Rinse Off All the Sparkle' After a Victoria's Secret ShowIf you’ve seen every photo and read every word about last night’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show, you may wonder what the Angels are up to now. And we have a pretty good idea, thanks to Victoria’s Secret alumna Karolina Kurkova.
“I think it’s funny that all of us are were there in our little underwear and outfits and we’re being layered up: a layer of lotion, a layer of bronzer. Every bit of your body is covered — it’s kind of hysterical,” Kurkova shares with PeopleStyle. “If a normal person looks in they would think it’s crazy. Every angle, every crease is oiled and bronzed, and it’s not something you do every day so it’s kind of funny.”
And when she says every crease she’s not exaggerating. “Even in between every finger is glowing and sparkly, because those cameras are everywhere and you want your skin to look great,” she says. “So I think that’s always very funny to see all of these beautiful women and their beautiful body parts being greased up.”
The not-so-funny part? De-Angelizing the next day. “It takes about a whole week to rinse off and get rid of all the sparkle and glow in all of these different places after the show’s over,” she shares.
These days she keeps her beauty routine way more pared down (way more). She says she only keeps products that are “quick and easy” but still retain good quality in her makeup bag. “I’m not someone who has all that time, it’s not like I can spend two hours getting ready — and I don’t want to,” she says. “I have so many other things to do — I want to spend time with my family, with my son, make him dinner — so I can’t spend two hours putting on my mascara or foundation.”
Molly Sims once thought she was ‘so heavy’ she walked 14 miles a dayBeing a Victoria’s Secret Angel is a career peak most models only dream of, but Molly Sims never got to enjoy her time in the role.
“I would go to the ashram, I would walk 14 miles a day,” the model-turned-actress, 42, said about her struggle with body image while modeling during a recent appearance on HuffPost Live. “It was very difficult to stay the weight that you were supposed to stay. For me, I’m genetically blessed in certain ways, but in terms of having the weight be a certain size 0, it was very hard. I didn’t eat sometimes for a couple of days.”
Even though she was fit enough to be a popular model, Sims still thought she could lose some weight.
“It goes back to that whole picture thing,” she said. “You never think you look good in the moment. Then you see that picture five years later and you go, ‘Damn, girl, I look good.’ I look back at those pictures, and at that time I thought I was so heavy. Isn’t that crazy?”
With her modeling days behind her, Sims has come to realize that there are things much more important than your dress size.
“I think other things have become more important,” she said. “What I look like, it doesn’t have as much weight. And that sounds crazy, but now that I have a husband and a family and kids … I’m not consumed with trying to get into a size 2. Who gives a s–t if I’m a size 6?”
Gisele: I flipped out when I learned Tom knocked up his exGisele Bundchen flipped out and wondered if she should “just run away” after learning that then-boyfriend Tom Brady had knocked up previous gal pal Bridget Moynahan.
The supermodel opened up about her early days of Brady’s courtship and their experience with Deflategate — accusations that the New England Patriots quarterback cheating during a key playoff game last season.
Bundchen said she was head over heels for Brady in 2007 but didn’t know what to do after she found out Moynahan was pregnant with the QB’s child.
“It was a challenging thing because here I am, thinking I’m dating this guy, you know we met, we started dating and everything was great, and this happens,” she told “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose, in an interview that aired Tuesday.
“I felt like I did not know what to do. It was one of those moments of like, do I just run away?”
Bundchen, 35, said she’s glad she stuck it out and now has a good relationship with Moynahan and her young son Jack.
“Now, eight years later, I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter bonus child,” Bundchen said.
Brady, 38, is having another standout season for the defending world champion Pats who are 8-0.
Over this past summer, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Brady for four games over his alleged role in deflating footballs before New England’s AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts last season.
“I think that’s when you know who are your friends and who loves you. My father always said the quality of your life depends on [the] quality of [your] relationships,” Bundchen said of the weeks leading up to Brady’s successful appeal of the four-game ban.
“No matter how challenging it was, we [have] always been supportive of one another and I think that’s the most important you think you can have in life, you know, a support system and love.”
Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen frustrated with sinking ‘FABLife’Things aren’t so fabulous behind the scenes of Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen’s “FABLife.”
Insiders say supermodels Banks and Teigen have been “spending an inordinate amount of time commiserating about the misdirection of the show, both on and off set” and, “even the crew is taking notice .?.?. morale is low.”
We hear Banks — whose “America’s Next Top Model” ran 12 years while another show, “Tyra,” won two Daytime Emmys — has been frustrated.
“She’s smart and has pivoted her career numerous times,” a source said. “She wants the show to be innovative and different but it hasn’t been. It’s been super-frustrating for her and Chrissy. It’s not what she wants.”
Busy Banks also has a makeup line, Tyra Beauty, while Teigen, who’s expecting a baby with John Legend, has been filming “Lip Sync Battle” on weekends and also has a pilot deal for an ABC program with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris.
Coincidentally, Banks, who sources say has been meeting with her old guru Benny Medina, is filming a guest spot on Barris’ show this week.
Sources have said “FABLife” might not make it to Season 2. But the show did see a 10 percent ratings bump the week of Oct. 19.
The show’s rep said: “This utterly ridiculous story is .?.?. what happens when people traffic in unfounded gossip and rumor.”
Model Katie Willcox: I Booked More Jobs at Size 14 than Size 6Katie Willcox started out as a plus-size model at the age of 17, and would soon realize that the industry was making her unhealthily obsessed with her weight.
"I was always a bigger-framed person," she tells PEOPLE. "When I got scouted for modeling, they were like, 'Oh you'd be perfect for plus-size modeling.' That totally shattered my self-esteem. In high school, that's the last thing anyone wants to hear. It's like, I'm trying to like myself and you basically just called me fat."
When Willcox, now 30, began working as a model, she was shocked at the eating habits of the straight-size models she encountered on sets.
"When I saw models in real life, I was like, oh my God," she recalls. "I had no idea they had to be that small and that thin. When I would go on shoots, I would notice a lot of them don't eat lunch, or they have just lettuce, or very small amounts of food. And I was like, oh cookies? Awesome."
Willcox actually began booking more jobs when she gained 25 lbs. as a freshman in college, bringing her weight up to 200 lbs.
"When I went to my agency they were like, 'Oh you look great!,' because I was now a size 14, which is the sample size that works the most for plus-size modeling," she explains. "I started working well, but I still didn't like the way I felt. I felt really unhealthy and depressed. But I was getting rewarded for it."
It wasn't until Willcox met her husband Bradford on the set of a photo shoot for Torrid that she decided to focus on getting healthy.
"He helped me realize it doesn't matter what size I am for someone to think that I'm beautiful," she says. "Over time he helped me figure out how to be healthy, and that started to make me feel better on the inside."
Willcox dropped down to a size 10/12 – a healthy size for her natural 5"9' frame – but this meant she was no longer considered big enough for plus-size modeling.
"I was losing all my clients because everyone was saying, 'Oh, you're too small now, we want you fuller,' " she says. "I was shocked because I thought I looked great. I was like, why am I not valued when I look my best and I feel my best?"
Determined to stay in the modeling industry, but not wanting to gain weight back, Willcox decided to drop to a size 6 to qualify for the "women's" category of modeling, which mainly constitutes catalog work.
"I did a meal delivery service, and it was terrible!" she says. "It was the tiniest portions, and I was timing myself to see when I could have my next meal. At the time I was working out three hours a day. I got to a point where I could fit into size 6 pants, but the buttons wouldn't close across my hips."
After nearly starving herself, Willcox hit a low point when she found herself desperately licking leftover frosting from a baking sheet.
"I was like, what is going on?," she says. "I had this wakeup call that this is not who am I at all. I had a moment where I wanted to quit. Why am I giving so much to this industry that doesn't give me anything back?"
The Los Angeles-based body-positive advocate decided that instead of quitting the industry, she wanted to change it, and came up with the idea for Healthy is the New Skinny, which is now a thriving social media movement and lifestyle brand.
"I started to talk about my experiences on a blog, and the models were hitting me up left and right and saying, 'I saw this and I wanted you to know I struggle with this every day,' and were sharing their stories with me," says Willcox. "Every model feels this way, but you can't talk about it because you risk pissing off your bookers and then they won't book you."
Willcox left Ford Models and founded her own modeling agency, Natural Model Management, in 2011 to welcome women with "real" bodies. It now represents over 30 models, including herself.
In addition to changing the modeling industry, Willcox is determined to teach young girls to love their bodies, and regularly gives speeches about healthy eating and body confidence at schools across the country.
"No matter what size any of us are, as women, we've always felt this pressure to be skinny," she says. "There's this perception that you're only healthy if you look like what the media's portrayed health to look like. It's inspiring to see that girls are starting to wake up to the fact that these feelings aren't natural to us, it's been taught. That's been my main goal, and to say, we can challenge that."
Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen’s ‘FABLife’ a ratings disasterTyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen’s new show, “FABLife,” has turned to the drab life for the supermodels thanks to sinking ratings since its debut, TV insiders tell Page Six.
Banks’ other show, the long-running “America’s Next Top Model,” is ending its run Dec. 4 after 12 years on the air. And sources tell Page Six her Disney/ABC show “FABLife” won’t make it to a second season unless things get more fabulous quickly. By comparison, daytime shows from Bethenny Frankel and Anderson Cooper were put out of their misery due to low ratings though they had bigger average numbers than “FABLife.”
“The new ratings are beyond catastrophic,” said one insider after “FABLife” debuted in September as the No. 1 new syndicated talk show with a 1.0 rating, but sank in subsequent weeks to a 0.7. It’s now being beaten by a much less glamorous daytime competitor, “Crime Watch Daily.”
“The show’s a ratings disaster,” said another source, “specifically with [adults 25 to 54]. By comparison, Bethenny’s delivery of the [25 to 54 demographic] was 29 percent higher than ‘FABLife’ at the time of its cancellation” last year.
“ABC’s already looking for a replacement [for ‘FABLife’],” said a third source, who added that new producers are being hired to inject fabulousness. “It’s not going to survive with a 0.7 [rating].”
But sources close to the show counter that it’s doing well with women and has “the youngest demo among syndicated shows besides ‘The Real’ and ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’” and is performing well in markets like New York and Chicago. “They are very excited and optimistic about this show,” said one. In the most recent ratings, “Dr. Phil” came in as the top daytime talk show with a 3.0, followed by “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” with a 2.6 and Ellen DeGeneres at 2.2.
Teigen first revealed her pregnancy this month via Instagram to her 3.6 million followers, rather than on the show. But she thanked her co-stars and crew on Monday’s episode for keeping her pregnancy a secret while she had morning sickness. A few weeks before, she revealed to Banks on the show her struggles with fertility.
Christie Brinkley Supports Kelly Rutherford Amid Custody Battle, Calls Out 'Broken' Family Court SystemAfter getting the attention of A-listers like Kim Kardashian West with her international custody battle, Kelly Rutherford has the support of another major celebrity: supermodel Christie Brinkley.
Brinkley, who endured her own bitter fight for custody of her children with architect Peter Cook, posted a goofy photo of the stars posing by a pool Thursday.
"I'm using this fun picture to catch your attention to a serious issue that every good parent needs to be aware of," wrote Brinkley, 61. "The problem with our broken family / divorce court system and how the person with the slickest lawyer can wreak havoc on our children, their lives, and their future."
Brinkley went on to say that Rutherford's six-year legal drama "appears to be trademark actions by an extreme narcissist and his high paid lawyers. This is both a cautionary tale on International law and custody issues, and a call to action."
Rutherford, 46, will fly to Monaco soon for an Oct. 26 hearing. She has been trying to bring son Hermes, 8, and daughter Helena, 6, back to the United States, where they were born, since 2012, when a California judge sent them to live with their father, German businessman Daniel Giersch, in Monaco and France temporarily – even though the exes have joint custody.
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker Name Son HankWelcome to the family!
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker are new parents after welcoming their first child, son Hank, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, PEOPLE has confirmed.
The couple confirmed the pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE in May, and the Grace and Frankie star later took to Instagram to give a glimpse at her baby bump.
“So this happened … #the3ofus,” Decker, who cradled her belly in the photo, wrote.
From there, the mom-to-be kept her followers up to date on her growing bump, sharing several selfies and snapshots of her pregnancy progress on social media.
Although the couple asked for baby name ideas, Roddick explained that they decided to keep the sex of their first child a secret.
“The name is still debatable,” the Grand Slam singles champ told PEOPLE in May. “We’re open to any and all suggestions. We’re going to figure it out as we go.”
‘America’s Next Top Model’ To End After 22 SeasonsOne of the longest-running broadcast reality series, the CW’s America’s Next Top Model, is coming to an end, with the current 22nd season as its last as the network has opted not to pick up a 23rd cycle. The series finale will air Friday, December 4.
America’s Next Top Model premiered May 20, 2003 on UPN, and was the first series to debut on The CW on Sept 20, 2006. The network is in discussions about a retrospective special to air in late 2016.
“America’s Next Top Model was a successful franchise for two networks, first at UPN and then The CW, and it became not just a ratings hit, but a global pop culture phenomenon,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “I want to thank Tyra and Ken for all their years of success in establishing a show that was not just popular in the U.S., but all across the world.”
Top Model has been the most successful reality series on the CW and the longest-running series currently on the network. The show, produced by Tyra Banks and Ken Mok, has come down from its ratings heyday but still does decent business when delayed viewing is factored in. For premiere week, Top Model posted the biggest Live+7 percentage lift of any program, +100%, doubling its Live+same day number to rise to a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49. Additionally, Top Model launched a very successful format that has been produced in over 30 countries.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Banks discussed the decision to end the show.
“I truly believe it’s time,” she wrote. “Our diehard fans know we’ve expanded the definition of beauty, presented what Flawsome is, tooched and booched and boom boom boomed, shown the world how to show their neck, rocked couture/catalogue/commercial poses, have found our (and your) light, strutted countless runways, gone on tons of go-sees, added guys to the girls mix, and have traveled around the globe and back again. Yeah, it’s time. It really is.”
SightingsCindy Crawford at Bal Harbour Shops signing her book “Becoming”.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting a babyChrissy Teigen is eating for two.
The foodie and her husband, John Legend, announced via Instagram on Monday night that they’re expecting their first child together.
“John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant,” Teigen, 29, captioned a photo of herself laying down as Legend touches her belly, “As many of you know, we’ve been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn’t been easy, but we kept trying because we can’t wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We’re so excited that it’s finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes.
She added, “I look forward to all the belly touching!”
Legend, 36, also posted the same photo, captioning it simply, “We’re pregnant!”
The happy couple married in 2013 and have been trying to get pregnant for awhile.
In September, she opened up about her infertility struggles on her talk show “FABLife.”
“I will say honestly, John and I are having trouble,” she told Tyra Banks. “We would have kids five, six years ago if it’d happened. But my gosh, it’s been a process! We’ve seen fertility doctors. And then once you open up about all those things to other people, you start learning that a lot of people in your life are seeing these people, and they have this shame about it.
She continued, “So anytime somebody asks me if I’m going to have kids, I’m like, ‘One day, you’re going to ask that to the wrong girl who’s really struggling, and it’s going to be really hurtful to them.’ And I hate that. So I hate it. Stop asking me!”
Tyra Banks lists Beverly Hills villa for $7.75MWanna live the fab life? Tyra Banks’ Beverly Hills villa is fierce H2T — and for $7.75 million, this terracotta-roofed Spanish Colonial might just be imbued with the same inspiration and attitude.
The supermodel walked the runways for Chanel, Valentino and others before she found über-success as the producer and host of the long-running reality TV show “America’s Next Top Model.” These days, Banks has her hand in a number of projects, most notably her new talk show “FABLife” with Chrissy Teigen.
The arched stone entryway — one of many features that remain from the home’s 1926 construction — leads to the gated courtyard, where hand-crafted tiles line the fountain and staircase.
Banks added a luxurious sunroom, where she liked to spend summer evenings, according to the Wall Street Journal. You will, too! Who could pass up spending the twilight hours next to a cozy fireplace, surrounded by serene white walls?
Banks also added a gym in the garage. If getting your body into booty-tooching shape isn’t your thing, you could take a peaceful dip in the pool. However you choose to spend your time here, this charming house is sure to elicit a smize.
Coco Rocha didn’t wash her face for three yearsCoco Rocha has a dirty little secret.
The Canadian-born beauty committed a cardinal sin of skin care by sleeping in full makeup every night for three years.
“When I started modeling I did not take care of my skin very well,” the 27-year-old told Page Six at the Clarisonic x Keith Haring party in New York Wednesday. “I would do a photo shoot, wake up and in the morning do another shoot thinking they would just remove yesterday’s makeup. That was bad.”
The new mother has cleaned up her act and now dedicates a full hour each day to her facial regimen, relying on a mix of drugstore brands like Clearasil and high-end products only available in France.
“Now I’m OCD about it,” explained Rocha. “Finally I realized my mother was right and I’ve got to take care of my skin.”
Giving birth to daughter Ioni, 6 months, allowed the “Face” coach to refocus her life and dispel the myth that all top models live a wild rock ’n’ roll lifestyle.
“A lot of us [models] love being in our pajamas at home watching horrible TV just like any average woman,” she confessed. “Now I just want to hang out with my baby all day long. The poor other models when I bring out my phone — they’re like, ‘We don’t need to see her [Ioni] one more time.’”
Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assaultA model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian on Tuesday for sexual assault.
Chloe Goins' lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles seeks punitive damages for a variety of problems she says she has endured since the incident, including mental anguish, loss of self-esteem and dignity.
"Bill Cosby touched an intimate part of Chloe Goins' body while she was seriously disabled and/or unconscious," the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit is the third filed against Cosby since last year, when allegations of his sexual abuse began receiving new scrutiny. Three of his accusers are suing the comedian for defamation in Springfield, Massachusetts, because of statements released on his behalf that branded them as liars.
Cosby is also being sued in Los Angeles by Judy Huth, who claims Cosby molested her at the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15. Huth and Cosby's lawyers are scheduled to be in a Santa Monica courtroom on Wednesday to argue a motion over Cosby's upcoming deposition in that case.
Many of the accusations against Cosby are barred from being prosecuted or filed as civil lawsuits because of statutes of limitations.
Cosby's attorney Marty Singer did not immediately return an email message seeking comment about Goins' lawsuit. He has previously denied the accusations and denied Cosby was in town on the date one of the model's lawyers has said the incident occurred.
Goins' lawsuit does not specify a date when the incident occurred, but states it is being filed under a provision that allows victims of underage sexual abuse to sue for several years after they turn 18. Goins turned 18 in May 2008, which would place the incident several months before August 2008, the date her attorney Spencer Kuvin initially said the incident occurred on.
The AP doesn't normally identify people who say they are victims of sexual abuse, but Goins has come forward publicly in the lawsuit and at a January news conference.
The lawsuit includes a list of 40 women who have accused Cosby, 78, of some form of sexual misconduct, including several who have accused the comedian of drugging and assaulting them. Some of the women are identified only by pseudonyms they have given during news conferences with attorney Gloria Allred.
Goins' lawsuit states she met Cosby at the Playboy Mansion, who gave her drink that made her sick and dizzy, the complaint states. Cosby then offered to take her to a room to lie down, where she blacked out, according to the lawsuit.
When she awoke, the lawsuit states Goins was naked, her breasts were wet and sticky and Cosby was lower down on the bed biting one of her toes. The comedian left the room when Goins awoke and confronted him about what he was doing, the lawsuit states.
"Ms. Goins at no time gave Bill Cosby consent to touch her body in any way, let alone in a sexual manner," the lawsuit states.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said last week that it is reviewing a police investigation into Goins' allegations for a possible criminal case against Mr. Cosby. There is no timetable for when a decision will be made. Goins met with police detectives in January.
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker Welcome a BabyWelcome to the family!
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker are new parents after welcoming their first child on Wednesday, Sept. 30, PEOPLE has confirmed.
The couple confirmed the pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE in May, and the Grace and Frankie star later took to Instagram to give a glimpse at her baby bump.
“So this happened … #the3ofus,” Decker, who cradled her belly in the photo, wrote.
From there, the mom-to-be kept her followers up to date on her growing bump, sharing several selfies and snapshots of her pregnancy progress on social media.
Although the couple asked for baby name ideas, they decided to keep the sex of their first child a secret.
“The name is still debatable,” Roddick told PEOPLE in May. “We’re open to any and all suggestions. We’re going to figure it out as we go.”
Cindy Crawford: Daughter Kaia Didn't Think I Was Cool Until Kendall Jenner Mentioned MeYou may be a world-renowed supermodel who hangs with George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin and has whole books devoted to your photoshoots, but your toughest critics — your kids — aren’t going to be impressed. That is, until a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family mentions you.
While appearing on Live With Kelly & Michael to promote her book Becoming, Crawford, 49, fielded the question about whether her up-and-coming model daughter thinks she’s cool.
“You’re just ‘Mom’ to your kids,” Crawford explained. “As she’s becoming more interested in fashion and models, she’ll be like, ‘Oh, Kendall Jenner talked about you, Mom. She looks up to you.’ She’s learning it through history.”
And though daughter Kaia has landed an IMG modeling contract (and the accompany worry from her mom that comes with), Crawford isn’t ready to transplant her to N.Y.C. to pursue a globetrotting career like Crawford (or the current crop of supers, including Jenner and Gigi Hadid). “She’s only 14, so she’s still in school. She’s had a few little opportunities, and fortunately, I get to the be Momager,” Crawford says. “She knows I know what I’m talking about — at least in this one thing, she can’t dismiss me: ‘Oh Mom, you don’t know what you’re talking about.'”
One other perk to having her daughter follow in her footsteps? Kaia is starting to appreciate those ubiquitous lookalike comments. “She used to be like, ‘We look nothing alike!’ But now she figured out maybe that’s not such a terrible thing. She sees it and is growing into it,” Crawford says.
Jenner isn’t the only one who thinks Crawford is the coolest: Reformation’s “Cindy Crawford” sweatshirt has been seen on celebrities as varied as supermodel Karlie Kloss and Coco Rocha, actress Lena Dunham and — yep — even Kaia herself.
Cindy Crawford: 'I Learned How to Be Famous' from Ex-Husband Richard GereCindy Crawford hasn't been one to talk about her ex-husband, actor Richard Gere, but the happily re-married mom of two is now opening up (a little) about their relationship, and explains why she hasn't said more.
"It's not something I want to share," Crawford, 49, says in the latest issue of Porter on her decision not to include Gere in her autobiography Becoming. "If I felt that there was a great good that could come of it, I might have shared more, but I didn't think that there was anything for other people to learn or benefit from. And I wanted to be respectful."
The supermodel divulged to the magazine an important lesson learned from her first husband, however.
"Look, I learned a lot from Richard," she says. "I learned about how to be famous. Again, that's not a universal lesson. And a lot of the personal things, everything else I learned from that, were for me."
The pair were together for four years before calling it quits in 1995. While there was a notable age difference, the couple, who wed in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony in 1991, had different priorities. While Crawford had her focus set on advancing her career, Gere, a Buddhist, was more devoted to spiritual practice. Crawford also said the marriage did not get enough attention.
"We didn't spend enough time together," Crawford said in 1995. "And we're equally responsible for that. We thought it would be okay if we just flew in from Paris to L.A. to get together for a night to see each other. It wasn't."
Crawford married Rande Gerber in 1998 and the pair had two children – Presley Gerber and rising model Kaia Gerber.
Heidi Klum cajoles boyfriend to buy her plastic snailHeidi Klum gently, but persistently cajoled her boyfriend Vito Schnabel buy her a giant plastic snail at the 7th annual Milan amfAR auction, nudging up the price of the sculpture and helping raise a Milan record of $1.6 million for the charity.
"Vito, I thought you were going to buy me the snail!" the model, who chaired the event, pleaded from stage Saturday night, as bidding heated up. A few bids later, the 29-year-old art dealer won the 3-meter (11-foot) snail by the Europe-based Cracking Art Group for 20,000 euro ($22,000). Klum, a mother of four, said she planned to put it in her garden.
The amfAR charity raises money for AIDS research, with the goal of finding a cure for AIDS by 2020. The organization's chairman Kenneth Cole told the crowd that the money raised at the auction would be used to set up an amfAR institute for the cure.
During a break in the auction, actress and model Dakota Johnson introduced Blondie singer Debbie Harry, calling her "my personal perception of cool."
Harry, looking fabulous in a snug black sequin dress and sunglasses with her trademark splash of blonde hair, asked if any of the tailors in the room could help her guitarist, who had ripped his pants. He lifted his leg gamely to show the tear.
As Harry, now 70, belted out "Heart of Glass" and "Call Me," some in the fashion crowd couldn't resist the beat and danced by their dinner tables.
"I have always supported amfAR from the very beginning. I think it is very worthwhile, they've had some tremendous success and the support and the feeling for it is wonderful," Harry told The Associated Press as she arrived.
Also during the auction, Goga Ashkenazi, who is reviving the historic Vionnet brand, paid 22,000 euros for a 1970 photograph of Debbie Harry, hair teased out and eyes upward against a red background, by rock photographer Mick Rock. The print was signed by both Rock and Harry. And Lapo Elkann, whose family controls Ferrari, apparently can't get enough of fast cars: He paid 75,000 euros to race a Ferrari and other high-performance cars in Las Vegas with actress Michelle Rodriquez.
Roberto Cavalli's new creative director, Peter Dundas, arrived with singer Ciara on his arm wearing one of his creations that had just made its runway debut hours before. Ciara did a few takes down the red carpet so photographers could catch the billowing effect of the open-front chiffon skirt with a Baroque big cat print, tied over a mini-skirt and coupled with a suede tank top.
She told the AP that she and Dundas have been long-time friends "so it is just really sweet to also be part of his journey so I feel awesome."
SightingsIman at T-Bar Steak & Lounge.
Bar Refaeli Is Married! Supermodel Weds Adi Ezra in Israel—Get Details About Their Wedding!Sorry guys, this babe is officially off the market.
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli married her businessman fiancé Adi Ezra on Thursday, E! News has confirmed.
The two tied the knot in a beautiful, traditional Jewish and rustic outdoor wedding ceremony in front of more than 300 family members and friends, including Israeli celebs, at the Carmel Forest Spa Resort near Haifa, Israel. Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, a famous rabbi, married the couple.
"The ceremony was so magical, filled with close friends and family and a few notable names and models," a source told E! News. "The locations was stunning. Bar couldn't be happier!"
Refaeli, 30, wore a stunning Chloé bridal gown, E! News has learned.Famous Israeli singer, Shlomi Shabbat, who is also a judge on The Voice Israel, performed his song "The Beginning of the World" as the bride walked down the aisle to the chuppah to meet her groom, the Israeli websites Mako and Walla! reported.
As Ezra stepped on a glass to seal the union, Bruno Mars' 2010 song "Marry Me" was played. Refaeli and later changed into another Chloé dress for the reception, which featured a giant, draped tent lit up by purple spotlights and adorned with icicle lights.
While the ceremony and party seemed to go on seamlessly, there was some drama leading up to the nuptials, which were marked by heavy security. There was constant back and forth between officials on whether the skies above the affair would be open to air traffic, and the arguing continued up until the day before.
The request to close the airspace above their wedding venue was originally granted by aviation authorities last week. However, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz issued an ultimatum to the head of the authority—remove all limitations on flight, or lose your job. Yikes! In the end, only authorized aircraft were allowed to fly. A hot air balloon, a helicopter and several drones were spotted, while one of the latter, used illegally by a photographer, was grounded, Mako reported.
Total estimated cost of Refaeli and Ezra's wedding? At least $330,000, according to the website.
Refaeli took to her Instagram to share some of the festivities that took place prior to their big day, while also showing off her enviable bod. Wearing a thong bottom and long-sleeve tropical pattern top, Refaeli enjoyed some fun in the sun by the pool while wearing a white baseball cap that had a veil attached for what looked to be another bachelorette party.
"This time tomorrow... I'll be dancing in white," she wrote on one photo. Another showed her diving head first with her head gear still on!
Refaeli also celebrated her last days of being single last month, kicking off the party in the Maldives, relaxing at the waterfront tropical paradise and soaking up the sun. While no male strippers or raunchy party favors were spotted, Refaeli did share a fun photo on Instagram of the party in full swing.
This marks Refaeli's second marriage. The supermodel was in her late teens when she wed Arik Weinstein in 2003 and they divorced after two years. Refaeli later dated Leonardo DiCaprio on and off for several years before they split in 2011.
Back in March, E! News confirmed Refaeli and Ezra, the heir to Israeli food importing company Neto ME Holdings, Ltd., were engaged after about a year of dating. Additionally, an insider previously told E! News that the two met through mutual friends, and (added bonus!) Refaeli's family loves Ezra and appreciates how he understands her values. Bar has always wanted to raise her kids Jewish, and the two lovebirds are eager to start a family of their own.
Cheers to the newlyweds!
Cindy Crawford on Her Daughter Kaia's Career: 'Models Are Expected to Be So Tiny and I Worry About That for Her'Supermodel Cindy Crawford knows what it takes to be successful in the fashion industry. But she also knows things have changed since she got her start in the ’80s. And Crawford reveals that she’s worried about her 14-year-old daughter, Kaia, entering the competitive modeling world.
“Today, models are expected to be so tiny and I worry about that for her, because that was never my natural body type and I don’t think it’ll be hers either,” Crawford tells the new issue of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit. “Still, I’ll say to her, ‘Enjoy carbs while you can!’ Kaia’s blossoming into such a beautiful young woman and I really want to let her shine. I don’t want her to feel in competition with me, although I’ll tease her, and say, ‘You have my old hair — give it back!’ Or, ‘Give me back my legs!’ But she’ll be fine… She’s much more together and worldly than I was at her age.”
Crawford covers the latest issue of The Edit shot by Chad Pitman, wearing a plunging lace Balmain jumpsuit. She also stuns in a variety of high-fashion looks from Dion Lee, Emilio Pucci, Sonia Rykiel and more.
In the candid interview, the star explains how being a model in 2015 is a way harder job, that requires more skills than when she was growing up in the industry.
“They had better learn to sing and act, too, because it’s not really enough to just be a model anymore,” she shares. “Anna Wintour was the one who started the trend of putting celebrities on covers and in the big campaigns. Then everyone followed suit, so now they want stars like Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift. They want people with a following, and social media has helped because models like Cara [Delevingne], Coco[Rocha] and Gigi [Hadid] can have their own voices and talk to fans directly. There are more pathways available to them than we had.”
The mom of two turns 50 in February, and she says that as she gets older she feels more comfortable in her skin. And she’s proud of the brand she created.
“I started to see myself the way the world saw me. And, fortunately, that brand lined up with the person I really am — it’s not like I’m secretly smashing up hotel rooms,” she quips.
But she still isn’t immune to some of the cyber-bullying that goes on, like the emotional after-effects she felt after an altered image that showed her with cellulite on her stomach went viral.
“Now, if I’m on a beach in a bikini where there might be paparazzi, I’d definitely put a coverup on,” she says. “There are good and bad angles and I don’t want to subject myself to that. It’s hurtful.”
One imperfection she’ll never hide. The famous mole on her face.
“If I ever had it removed, I wouldn’t feel like me anymore,” Crawford shares. “My fans worry about it a lot, you know — to the point where I’m wondering whether The Mole should have its own Twitter account and Instagram page, just like Harry Styles’ ponytail.”
Model Jessica White changes her name to ‘Jypsy’Model Jessica White has mystifyingly changed her name to Jypsy White to boost her career as an actress.
White, who’s been living in LA over the past year and appeared in a music video for John Legend, has been cast as a recurring character in Brandy Norwood’s new BET series, “Zoe Ever After,” scheduled to air next year.
Sources said the cast and crew on set are calling her “Jypsy,” and the name will appear in the credits.
The artist formerly known as Jessica is also working on an album.
Gisele Bündchen Is Releasing a $700 Coffee-Table Book About HerselfIf that special someone in your life is a Gisele Bündchen fan — and you have $700 to spare — then look no further for the perfect holiday gift.
A German publishing company is commemorating 20 years of the world’s highest-paid supermodel’s career with the November release of a limited edition coffee-table book complete with 300 photos — including some discreetly posed nudes! Each of the 1,000 copies will be signed by Bündchen.
The 11 x 15.4 hard cover book is, according to the publisher, Taschen, “personally curated and designed by Gisele in collaboration with [creative director] Giovanni Bianco.”
In a statement, Taschen describes the book thusly: “From her legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn, chosen as the book’s cover, to iconic shots from such industry luminaries as David LaChapelle, Juergen Teller, Inez & Vinoodh, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott,and Corinne Day, it is a unique artistic presentation of the most famous Brazilian export together with Pele and Senna, and the highest-earning model in the world,” according to the publisher.
Bündchen recently did an interview with Evening Standard in which she shared some of the thoughts (which, presumably, will be similar to the ones found in the book). They include:
•“I can’t get through a day without seeing my kids. When I’m out of town working I Face Time them five times a day. They are growing so fast and I don’t want to miss a thing.”
•“I would love to be an avatar. To live in such harmony with nature and fly with those creatures would be amazing.”
•“My golden rule of style is to wear whatever is comfortable – often jeans and a T-shirt. I like to keep it simple and jeans will never go out of style.”
•“The biggest lesson I’ve learned in life is to let go of things that I cannot change. I embrace whatever challenges come my way.”
Chrissy Teigen Thanks Fans for Support Over the "IVF Business" After Revealing Her Fertility StruggleChrissy Teigen took to Twitter on Friday to thank fans for their supportive words after revealing she and husband John Legend had been battling infertility.
While co-hosting Tyra Presents FABLife this week, the 29-year-old and fellow model Tyra Banks both opened up about their fertility struggles and expressed frustration at people's questions and why they don't have kids. Teigen said she and husband John Legend, 36, had seen fertility doctors.
"Regarding the IVF business, I have never gotten so many kind, encouraging words in my life," Teigen tweeted. "You guys are awesome and appreciated."
"It makes me really happy that by @tyrabanks and I sharing our stories and struggles, a lot of you feel like you can do the same and not feel ashamed!" she added.
On Tyra Presents FABLife, Banks, 41, who's dating photographer Erik Asla, got emotional while talking about her fertility struggle.
"I'm so tired of seeing on my social media, 'Why don't you have kids? Why don't you have kids?'" she said. "You don't know. You don't know what I'm going through. You have no idea."
Banks told People she had undergone in vitro fertilization treatments before to try to conceive.
"I've had some not happy moments with that, very traumatic moments," Banks said. "It's difficult as you get older. It's not something that can just happen."
SightingsChristie Brinkley at LJ Cross boutique on Madison Avenue.
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen-Produced Romantic Comedy From ‘Barbershop 3’ Duo Lands At ABC As Put PilotOrdinary People, a single-camera romantic comedy with music elements executive produced by John Legend and his wife, model/TV personality Chrissy Teigen, has been set up at ABC with a put pilot commitment. It will be written by Tracy Oliver (Survivor’s Remorse), who is expanding her writing collaboration with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris to the small screen. The duo, who have co-written together Barbershop 3 and an untitled Girls’ Trip movie at Universal, are reteaming for Ordinary People, with Oliver writing and Barris executive producing.
Said to be loosely inspired by Legend’s relationship with his wife Teigen, Ordinary People explores an interracial couple with very different personalities and big ambitions. Not surprising given Legend’s background, music will play an element in the show. The project is a co-production between ABC Studios, where Barris is under an overall deal, and Legendary Television, where Legend’s Get Lifted Film Company has an overall pact.
Executive producing with Barris, Legend and Teigen are Legend’s Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius as well as Principato Young’s Brian Dobbins, Paul Young and Peter Principato.
Legend won an Oscar with Common this year for the song “Glory” from Selma. Teigen is co-hosting the new syndicated talk show FABlife alongside Tyra Banks.
ABC just gave an off-cycle pilot order to another single-camera comedy co-produced by Legendary TV and ABC Studios, Downward Dog.
Oliver and Barris are with PYE. Oliver also is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Kim Stenton. Get Lifted is repped by WME and attorney Nina Shaw. Barris is repped by CAA
Gisele Bündchen Tops Forbes 2015 List of Highest Paid ModelsNot only are these top models beautiful—they're filthy rich!
Forbes announced their annual list of the highest-earning models for 2015. But, who lead the group with the most dollar signs? None other than runway veteran, Gisele Bundchen, who has topped the list for the last nine years. The Brazilian beauty raked in $44 million this year, despite announcing her retirement from the runway in March. Clearly, that job decision has had little to no impact on her earnings—she made just three million more in 2014.
In exchange for the runway, Bündchen continues to book major fashion campaigns with iconic brands like Chanel, Stuart Weitzman and Louis Vuitton in addition to her own projects, such as a line of intimates, According to Forbes, the former Victoria's Secret model has earned over $430 million since the start of her decades-spanning career, majorly out-earning her husband, New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady.
The 35-year-old is tax brackets ahead of the models that come after her, including industry newcomer Cara Delevingne, who makes only $9 million in comparison. Fellow Victoria's Secret angel Adrian Lima fill the third spot on the list, tying at $9 million, also.
Among the highest rankers are a bevy of more Victoria's Secret angels, including Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio at $7.5 million, $5.5 million and $5 million respectively.
Fashion icon Kate Moss, 41, is lower in the rankings at #12 with $4.5 million, while fellow runway legend Naomi Campbell did not make it onto the list at all.
New to the list is Kendall Jenner, who makes her first appearance in the ranks this year with an annual income of $4 million. A sister in the famed Kardashian clan, the 19-year-old is the youngest member of the highest-earning group of women after just a few years in the business and major campaigns with brands like Lancôme and Fendi. Jenner's bestie, Karlie Kloss, also pops up at the #8 spot with just $1 million more than her gal pal.
Congratulations, ladies! You've truly outdone yourselves—and outearned everyone else.
Tyra Banks reveals failed IVF attemptTyra Banks is struggling to get pregnant.
“It’s been really difficult,” the 41-year-old retired model and TV personality told People of undergoing IVF treatments. “I’ve had some not so-happy, traumatic moments.”
Banks, who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition twice, said she’s been planning a family since her early 20s, but always pushed it back.
“Since I was 24, I used to say every year, ‘I will have kids in three years.’ But my business is very entrepreneurial, and I kept trying to find time for it to happen,” she detailed. “Then, when you’re like, ‘I’m just going to do it; it’s not so easy.”
Looking to the future, Banks plans to have lots of kids with her current boyfriend of two years Erik Asla, 50.
“I don’t just want one child,” she said. “I’d love a litter! Maybe they’ll be running the family business. I do want a legacy. But I’ll be retired, chilling, eating. Maybe I’ll be 200 lbs.! But I’ll be happy!”
Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp Spark Romance Rumors After Enjoying Dinner TogetherJust a casual dinner or something more?
That's what fans are asking after photographers captured Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp enjoying dinner together earlier this week.
On Monday night, the duo stepped out for a meal at The Bowery Hotel in New York City that ultimately left the supermodel smiling for the cameras.
Brinkley opted for a casual look with denim jeans, sneakers, a blue scarf and yellow jacket. Meanwhile, the "Jack & Diane" singer chose to wear ripped jeans, a peacoat and boots.
While the pairing may be a surprise to some, something that is far from shocking is Brinkley's gorgeous look at 61 years young.
Although her skincare line with HSN may be partly responsible for her great skin, Brinkley recently opened up to Elle.com about many of her beauty secrets.
"[Start] with a healthy diet—nutrition is an amazing way to contribute to your own well-being, and, of course, exercise and attitude," she explained. "Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye and all of that."
As for those growing reports that this Monday night out could be a date, it's simply too early to tell. Besides, some still think Mellencamp could have a soft spot for ex-girlfriend Meg Ryan.
"Meg's an angel. She's an angel sent to me, and I'm very happy," he shared on Today. "And, you know, nothing's over ‘til it's over."
Heidi Klum won’t match boyfriend on HalloweenHeidi Klum is the long-reigning queen of Halloween, but there’s one costume she won’t be caught dead in.
“I would never do boring,” she told us during a 30th-anniversary celebration for the Macy’s brand INC during Fashion Week.
“I like to [inspire] people to also come up with great things. If I’m going, I’m 100 percent.”
In years past, the German beauty, 42, has transformed herself into a skin-stripped cadaver and an old lady complete with liver spots, but she’s keeping mum as to her costume this year.
Regardless of what outlandish look Klum reveals on Oct. 31, she won’t let her four kids give their input on attire for her annual costume bash, which is usually held in New York.
“It’s kind of an adult thing,” said Klum. “It’s kind of scary when you see your mom look like she’s 95 years old or she has no skin and it’s all muscles and veins and blood. It’s kind of disgusting. There’s no part that still looks like Mom!”
Klum had coordinated with ex-husband Seal, 52, several times, appearing as his-and-her gorillas in 2011 and matching crows in 2009. But the model won’t be syncing her look to boyfriend Vito Schnabel, 29, for this year’s party.
“I don’t like couples to have a theme,” she told Page Six. “My boyfriend did a fantastic job last year as ‘The Godfather.’” Klum, meanwhile, went as a butterfly.
The “Project Runway” host stays out of Schnabel’s closet every other day of the year as well, insisting he’s independently fashionable.
“He doesn’t need [my style advice]. He has great style,” she added.
How model Sara Sampaio stays swimsuit-readyA post-workout pig-out session just doesn’t fly with swimsuit model Sara Sampaio.
“You can’t spend three hours at a gym and then go eat everything,” she told Page Six before BCBGMaxAzria’s spring 2016 fashion show Thursday morning.
“You have to have a balance.”
The Sports Illustrated beauty, also known for her sexy Carl’s Jr. ad earlier this year, may have her fitness and diet regimens balanced, but she’s searching to achieve just that during New York Fashion Week, which officially kicked off Thursday.
Sampaio might walk in a few shows this week — otherwise it’s a barrage of event appearances and parties, three of which she plans to attend Thursday night. What she’ll wear is still up in the air: “I’m so lazy I’ll probably just wear the same thing to all of them.”
Molly Sims wouldn’t be caught dead wearing short shortsMolly Sims may have bounced back from giving birth to her second child in March in record time, but the 42-year-old supermodel says there are certain things she simply won’t wear now that’s she’s a mom.
“I think as you get older — I hate to say it — versatility and comfort are what’s important,” Sims told us at Rue La La and Cotton’s Fashion Week kickoff party, which she hosted. “Can I layer it? Can I make it work from day to night? My style has changed in that way. It’s a lot more simple.”
Other ways her style has shifted? “I’m definitely not as trendy,” Sims added. “Like super short shorts? Never again.”
She also had some advice for Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid on longevity in the famously cutthroat world of modeling. For one: Never get stuck in a rut.
“I did cut off my hair about seven minutes ago. You have to always be changing,” she said. “You have to have the ability now to be doing a lot of different things.”
Chrissy Teigen on why she’s against hot nanniesChrissy Teigen may be a Sports Illustrated swimsuit siren — but she still has qualms about bringing attractive female staffers into her home.
“No hot nannies, drivers or maids,” proclaimed Teigen at Lauren Conrad’s Fashion Week show Wednesday night. “It’s an ongoing joke in my house,” says the stunner, who is married to R&B crooner John Legend. “I do want to have kids one day, so it’s something that I have to think about. But the rule is no hot nannies. I trust John, but you never know with these men.” (And it’s no wonder, given the recent headlines involving Ben Affleck and his Las Vegas romps with his attractive au pair.)
Teigen realized that she had already made one grave mistake. “It’s too late for me, though because I have a hot assistant — she is cute.” But Teigen admits that sometimes, it boils down to more than just looks.
“These days, it doesn’t really matter what you look like — sometimes cabin fever just strikes and men do the do. I have to keep an eye on my assistant now, damn!” she joked. “Christine, you’re done!”
Beverly Johnson forgives Bill CosbyBeverly Johnson has found it in her heart to forgive Bill Cosby.
It’s unlikely that the supermodel, 62, will ever get the chance to offer this sentiment to the disgraced comic whom she has accused of drugging her in the mid-1980s.
“I forgive you,” Johnson said when “Good Morning America” co-host Amy Robach asked her what she’d say to Cosby if given the opportunity.
But as she immediately made clear, that doesn’t mean she’s ready to completely let the once-beloved entertainer off the hook.
“I’m going to leave that to the Justice Department,” she said when Robach asked her what she thought should happen to Cosby. “I just feel that he’s a lightning rod for a much bigger conversation, and that conversation would be the rape culture in America.”
Johnson is one of dozens of women to come forth and accuse Cosby of having assaulted them over the decades.
She first detailed the incident in a first-person essay for Vanity Fair last December, describing how the comedian had her over to his Manhattan brownstone twice to read for a part on “The Cosby Show.” The second time he drugged a cappuccino he made for her, she says, though she was able to escape before he could do worse.
Johnson said she never came forward out of fear of what the very powerful Cosby would do to her in return.
“In the end, just like the other women, I had too much to lose to go after Bill Cosby,” she wrote. “I had a career that would no doubt take a huge hit if I went public with my story.”
The model talked about the incident more as part of New York magazine’s incredibly powerful package about the comedian’s many victims in July.
“The part of it I wasn’t prepared for was the onslaught of women that have been assaulted and them telling me their story because I told mine,” she told the magazine.
Johnson further details the alleged assault in her just-released memoir, “The Face That Changed It All,” which was co-written by Allison Samuels.
“THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW” RETURNSThe Victoria’s Secret Angels return to New York City on THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, Tuesday, Dec. 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
The world’s most celebrated fashion show will include an all-star lineup of Victoria’s Secret Angels, including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge, as well as newest Angels Elsa Hosk, Jac Jagaciak, Jasmine Tookes, Kate Grigorieva, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill and Victoria’s Secret PINK model Rachel Hilbert.
The lingerie runway show will include pink carpet interviews, model profiles, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show, the multi-million dollar Fantasy Bra and musical performances which will be announced at a later date.
THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW has become a global phenomenon, viewed in more than 180 countries and territories around the world. Since it debuted in 1995 in New York City, the show has taken place in Cannes, Los Angeles, Miami and, most recently, London.
THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW is being produced by done and dusted, inc. Edward G. Razek, Monica Mitro, Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton are the executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is the director.
Model Who Alleges Bill Cosby Drugged and Assaulted Her Speaks Out: I'll Never 'Get Over' What HappenedModel Chloe Goins says she's still suffering after coming forward with her claim that she was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby.
The 24-year-old, whose allegations may be the first to fall within the statute of limitations and lead to a criminal case against the comedian, spoke recently with Dr. Phil McGraw along with four others among more than 40 women who have come forward over the past year accusing Cosby, 78, of drugging and assaulting them.
Many of their stories echo the experiences of the five women who first spoke to PEOPLE in 2006 for an article that helped to break open the scandal, which began after Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, filed a civil suit claiming that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia-area mansion in 2004. Constand's suit was settled out of court.
On an upcoming episode of Dr. Phil, Goins alleges the comedian drugged and assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.
"It's been really hard, especially with coming out publicly," Goins tells Dr. Phil in a preview of the episode. "Unfortunately, with these types of cases the victim gets really scrutinized and dug into. My life has been completely dug into by people, and it's been a tough road."
The alleged attacks raised by other women go back as far as the 1960s. One accuser, Beth Ferrier, went public in the 2006 PEOPLE interview, saying she believes the comedian slipped something into her cappuccino in the mid-1980s.
"It makes me upset every time I think about it," Goins says in the new clip. "It was a disgusting thing that happened to me, that happened to these other women, and I'll never be able to fully grasp that or get over that."
Goins came forward with the allegations in January. Following her claims, Cosby's attorney, Martin Singer, released a statement refuting the allegations, stating that Cosby was in New York on the date that Goins claimed she was assaulted at the Playboy Mansion in California and that Cosby's lawyers would be "providing documentary evidence to the appropriate authorities which conclusively establishes Mr. Cosby's whereabouts on August 9th and for the preceding and succeeding days."
"If he has evidence then we would like to see it, and the LAPD would like to see it too," Goins' lawyer Spencer Kuvin told PEOPLE in January.
Singer has previously shot down accusations against his client, but in a recently released 2005 deposition, Cosby admitted to having given a woman Quaaludes before having sex with her. Singer did not immediately respond to a request for comment but has previously said that claims "about alleged decades-old events are becomingly increasingly ridiculous."
Cosby is scheduled to give his testimony Oct. 9. The deposition will mark the first time he will speak about a sexual-assault allegation against him since a separate case in 2005.
The Dr. Phil episode with Goins will air Thursday, September 10 on CBS. Check your local listings.
Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour host dinner for top polo playersPeter Brant and Stephanie Seymour hosted a private dinner at their Connecticut home Thursday for players taking part in the East Coast Open polo tournament.
Brant honored Peter Busch Orthwein, co-founder of Thor Industries, by naming one of the polo fields at the Greenwich Polo Club in his honor.
The tournament, which started with six teams, ends Sunday with a final high-goal match between Brant’s White Birch and Nic Roldan’s Audi USA, with a number of well-heeled guests expected to attend.
Luke Wilson gave out team awards last week, and Bruce Springsteen’s equestrian daughter Jessica has been a regular at the matches.
Iman won’t be seen at any fashion shows these daysFashion icon Iman tells us she hasn’t been to a runway show since she retired 26 years ago. “Darling, I don’t go to shows,” she told us.
“I haven’t been to a fashion show since 1989. First of all, the industry itself has changed and there’s no reason for anyone to go. It’s all live-streamed. The nature of it has changed [especially when] all of a sudden shows were being held for over an hour for the likes of Paris Hilton. I’m not going to that.”
The supermodel says she prefers to remain low-key with husband David Bowie.
“He likes to go to museums and to shows to see the young musicians he likes. We go to dinner and restaurants with friends. We know how to maneuver the city and have a private life.”
But the 60-year-old beauty keeps up with what’s going on with the young models in the business. “I don’t know Kendall [Jenner], but I do know Karlie [Kloss]. She is well-raised and has the best manners…and Joan Smalls! They have the work ethic and work really hard at it.”
Iman will join Fern Mallis for her Fashion Icons Q&A at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday.
Karlie Kloss starts classes at NYUKarlie Kloss is ditching the catwalk for classrooms this fall.
The leggy blond, 23, shared a sweet snap of her first day of college at NYU.
“…I haven’t been this nervous in years,” the model shared on Instagram Wednesday, accompanied by the hashtag “#firstdayofschool.”
Kloss hung up her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings this past February, and is now prepared to concentrate on her studies.
As she dished in the September issue of Glamour magazine, “I didn’t want to wait until I was 30, to continue learning and challenging myself in new ways. I am 23 and at a very busy point in my career, but I hope it’s just the beginning. I want to do it all.”
She’s studying at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individual Study.
As for juggling school and work, Taylor Swift’s BFF says it’ll be a “balancing act — but how exciting!”
“I haven’t written a paper in years.”
Cindy Crawford Addresses Her Viral Unretouched Photo: 'That Picture Didn't Reflect What I Saw When I Looked in the Mirror'Cindy Crawford is opening up about the unretouched photo of her that went viral last year.
In a new interview with Elle Canada, Crawford, 49, addresses the photo scandal—which to her surprise turned into something positive—and also gives offers some life advice from her new book, that is being released this fall.
“I know my body, and I know it’s not perfect, but maybe I have a false body image; maybe I think I look better than I do,” she says in the October issue, which features her own the cover in a sexy black dress with thigh high slits. “I think that most women are hard on themselves. We think we look worse than we do. ”
“So I assumed I fell into that category, even though that picture didn’t reflect what I saw when I looked in the mirror—even in the worst dressing-room lighting,” she adds.
Although the image is one the supermodel says she would have preferred not be publicized, she realizes that the photo helped women feel better about themselves, noting the celebration it got online.
“Sometimes, the images that women see in magazine make them feel inferior—even though the intention is never to make anyone feel less,” Crawford says. “So somehow seeing a picture of me was like seeing a chink in the armor. Whether it was real or not isn’t relevant.”
The cover girl also says that she never spoke out about the picture because she “felt really manipulated and conflicted.” For her, speaking out against the image would mean rejecting the people who felt good about it. On the other hand, embracing it felt inauthentic because the photo was not real.
Crawford said the photographer to her, “‘Cindy, I’m going to send you the real one and it’s nothing like that. It’s clear that someone manipulated that image to make whatever was there worse.’ It was stolen and it was malicious,” she continues. “But there was so much positive reaction.”
Despite the social media frenzy that surrounded the viral image, Crawford took a page from her new book, Becoming, and found a teachable moment in the incident.
“I’m a big girl and I can handle it, but I used it as a teaching lesson for my own daughter,” she adds.
The mother of two later took to Instagram to share her own behind-the-scenes footage of her cover shoot. In one photo she dons a black maxi dress with a thigh high slit and cutouts across the chest area.
A video Crawford shared shows the photographer snapping photos of her in another outfit. This time, a little black dress that hits just above the knees, patterned with cutouts and accessorized with elbow-length gloves.
Tyra Banks Cast in black-ish Season 2black-ish just got a little more fierce.
America’s Next Top Model boss Tyra Banks will guest-star on the ABC comedy’s upcoming Season 2, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Banks will play a version of herself as Dre’s best friend, series creator Kenya Barris says, in a story based on his own longstanding, real-life friendship with the fashionista.
“I give my wife a lot of credit; I grew up with [Banks], but my wife came into a situation where my best friend from 4 years old is a supermodel,” he adds, laughing. “She’s a very good sport.”
The comedy returns Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 9:30/8:30c. Look for Banks to make her black-ish debut around the middle of the season.
Heidi Klum on Donald Trump Diss: 'In My Book, Every Woman Is a 10'Heidi Klum is using Donald Trump's harsh comments about her appearance as an opportunity to celebrate women.
"Personally, I have no idea what I have to do with the election," Klum told Access Hollywood backstage at America's Got Talent on Tuesday. "Why do I come into play with this election? Like that doesn't make sense to me, to be honest with you."
Trump brought up the 42-year-old model during an interview with The New York Times when questioned over his comments about Fox News host Megan Kelly. The Republican candidate admitted to going "a little bit far" sometimes, but then added, "Heidi Klum. Sadly, she's no longer a 10."
In response, the AGT judge posted a humorous video on Twitter where a man in a Trump mask ripped a sign reading "10" off of Klum's top, revealing the number 9.99 on her shirt.
"I was just making light of the situation because it was kind of funny I thought, and I just thought, make it even more funny," Klum told Access Hollywood of her response clip. "But really, the whole entire situation about women is not really funny, you know to put a number on a woman."
The star said, instead, attention should be placed on hardworking women who have both families and careers.
"We juggle so many things and I feel that, you know, women who support their families, who have children, who make their lunches, drive them all over the place, work at the same time, I mean, we do so many things, so in my book, every woman is a 10," she said.
Cara Delevingne Says the Modeling Industry Made Her 'Hate' Her BodyCara Delevingne has been fashion's it girl in recent years, but the British model says she's ditching the world of modeling for the big screen – and she can't get out fast enough.
In a recent interview with London's The Times, the 23-year-old divulged that she is "not doing fashion work any more." The reason? It made her "feel a bit hollow."
"It didn't make me grow at all as a human being," she said. "And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old."
Delevingne shot into the fashion stratosphere in 2011 when she landed a Burberry campaign and posed in a trench coat for a sultry shoot with Eddie Redmayne. But living in the limelight "wasn't a good time."
"I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge," Delevingne said. "It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse.”
And worsen it did. Delevingne said her demanding schedule led to a psoriasis breakout, a skin affliction other stars have also recently spoken about. Describing her struggle with the condition, she said crews were painting her body with foundation "every single show" in order to hide it.
"People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something," she said in the interview.
Delevingne also spoke of the sexually suggestive poses she was asked to do when she was just a teen. As a newbie in the industry then, Delevingne said she felt she couldn't say no to nudity or sexual poses.
"I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick," she said. "It's horrible and it's disgusting. [We're talking about] young girls. You start when you are really young and you do, you get subjected to … not great stuff."
She realizes, though, that this facet of the industry will likely be present in her new line of work. The actress (who starred in John Green's Paper Towns and has four more movies coming out this year), says she has already experienced sexual harassment in the movie business – although it's "worse in modeling." But Delevingne says she doesn't brush these encounters under the carpet.
"I am very good at standing up for myself now, and for other people," she said. "If there is injustice I will flip out. If someone is crossing a line, they will know about it and so will everyone else."
While the star, who boasts famous friends like Rihanna and Taylor Swift (she's a card-carrying member of the singer's Squad), spoke of the perils of making it in the modeling industry, she acknowledges her time in the fashion world prepared her for her new career in acting.
"I am a lot harder than I was and I feel like all of that modeling, life, rejection, everything, was preparation for this, and now that I am doing this I am the happiest person in the whole world."
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova Pens Powerful Facebook Post After Her Disabled Sister Is Allegedly Kicked Out of Russian CafeSupermodel Natalia Vodianova is standing up for her sister—and simultaneously shedding a light on the cruel ways people with disabilities can be treated.
The 33-year-old Russian beauty took to Facebook to pen a passionate post after her 27-year-old sister, who is autistic and has cerebral palsy, was allegedly kicked out of a Russian cafe for "scaring all the customers away."
Per BBC news, Vodianova, who has served as the face of Calvin Klein and has appeared on the cover of every major fashion publication, wrote on social media that her sister Oksana, who was on a walk with her caregiver when they stopped at the cafe, was asked to leave the restaurant by the owner who said, "Leave. You're scaring all our customers away. Go and get medical help for you and your child. And then go out in public."
Vodianova reportedly wrote that the caregiver tried to explain that Oksana had special needs, prompting him to call security to kick them out of the establishment.
"Leave, or we'll call a nuthouse, and an ambulance, and will lock you in a cellar," she quoted one of the guards as saying, according to BBC News.
BBC also reports that Natalia and Oksana's mother was called and the three women were all taken to the police station on suspicion of "minor hooliganism."
Per the U.K.'s Guardian, a criminal investigation has been launched with Russia's investigative committee calling the cafe's alleged actions "an outrageous incident."
While the disheartening occurrence has made a number of headlines, Vodianova, who launched The Naked Heart Foundation in 2004 to support kids with special needs in Russia, said it happens all too often.
"What happened to my sister Oksana ... is not an isolated case," she wrote (per BBC News). "This is unfortunately the reality all families raising children with special needs experience. It's difficult for me to talk about this, but I understand that this is an alarm bell for society that must be heard."
Candice Swanepoel Is Engaged! Model Set to Marry Longtime Boyfriend Hermann NicoliCandice Swanepoel is getting ready to walk...down the aisle that is!
E! News can exclusively reveal that the Victoria's Secret model is engaged to longtime boyfriend Hermann Nicoli! "She couldn't be happier," a source tells us.
The blond bombshell and Nicoli have been together for about 10 years after meeting in Paris when she was just 17-years-old. They've been together so long, in fact, that the 26-year-old model is said to have learned Portuguese from her Brazilian beau.
Even though they're set to spend the rest of their lives together, Swanepoel has opened up to E! News in the past about learning to get through the woes of long distance relationships, even on Valentine's Day!
"You don't have to have your loved one with you. You can go out with the girls, have a good time," the South Africa stunner explained to us last year. "It's also a good excuse if you have a crush on somebody to use that as the day to let them know."
Although the couple keeps their relationship under wraps, Swanepoel will sometimes share pictures on Instagram of herself and her now-future hubby, giving fans a look at their adorable, long-running romance.
Congratulations to Candice and Hermann!
Sun-Kissed! See Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk's Sexy Beach PDA(Pic) Things are heating up between Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk – literally.
The pair were spotted kissing and getty cozy while vacationing on Italy's Amalfi Coast earlier this week.
The Wet Hot American Summer actor, 40, and the Russian model, 29, locked lips on the stone beach. Cooper, wearing orange swim trunks, seemed to only have eyes for Shayk, who donned a blue bikini top chicly mismatched with her neon-orange-and-black bottoms.
"They were very playful and loving," an observer tells PEOPLE. "They were completely wrapped up in one another and having a great time."
The actor fiddled with Shayk's barely-there suit as they soaked up the sun. He kept a pair of goggles on his head, seemingly at the ready for their next plunge.
A source tells PEOPLE that the couple stayed at Le Sireneuse, a luxury hotel in Positano. Over the years, the hotel has attracted a slew of famous clientele, including Gwyneth Paltrow and boyfriend Brad Falchuk.
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and Cooper have been spotted together often since April, and they were caught kissing several times in May.
The model also attended a performance of Cooper's The Elephant Man in London later that month.
Cooper split from girlfriend Suki Waterhouse, 23, just a few months before linking up with Shayk.
How Ashley Graham Went from Feeling 'Ugly' and 'Fat' to Loving Her CurvesPlus-size model Ashley Graham loves her body – including its "rolls, curves [and] cellulite" – but she didn't always feel that way.
Graham, 27, opened up about how she learned to love herself while speaking to a group of girls at the Pocono Trails Summer Camp, a weight-loss camp that focuses on improving self-esteem.
The model recalled moving to New York and gaining 20 lbs., and hating her own reflection.
"You are so ugly, you are so fat, this is disgusting," she used to tell herself, according to Yahoo! Style. "It was pretty gross. And it hit me one day; I said, 'What am I doing? My mom didn’t raise me like this. My aunt did not raise me like this.' "
So Graham decided to share a different message with herself while looking in the mirror: "I am beautiful, and I do have a great body."
The change in attitude didn't come immediately, but Graham kept repeating the affirmations.
"I didn't believe it for the first few months, but I read in a book that if I actually looked myself in the mirror and said it and meant it every day, it was going to happen," she said. "I started loving my body, I started working out, and taking care of myself."
Soon, she was able to truly love herself.
"I didn't trick myself; I told myself, 'This is changing, you are beautiful, you are worth it,' " said Graham. "No man, no job, no friend is going to tell me who I am – I am going to tell me who I am."
How Beverly Johnson Existed on Coffee, Champagne and Cocaine to Stay at 103 Lbs.: 'I'm Lucky to Be Alive'"I've talked about bulimia, anorexia, depression and losing my daughter in a custody battle but never about drugs," says Beverly Johnson, the legendary model who became the first African-American face on the cover of American Vogue back in 1974. But as she reveals in her new memoir The Face That Changed It All" there were even more secrets, including a drug addiction and a near overdose, about her life in the fast lane. "You laugh and cry but it's my life," says Johnson, 63. "I hope it can inspire. "
In her new book, Johnson, who's recently been back in the spotlight, for saying she was drugged by Bill Cosby in the mid eighties, reveals more bombshells, from barely eating in order to stay super model skinny, to new details about the many famous men in her life.
Back in the early seventies, the modeling agent Eileen Ford first dismissed Johnson (then 5'9" and 125 pounds) with two words: "Too fat." Ford also told her the career of a model in front of a camera wouldn't last more than five or six years. Johnson would prove her wrong – on both counts.
To become a size zero, Johnson nearly starved herself until she weighed just 103 pounds. "I was eating nothing, zero," she says. "I drank black coffee, a sip of broth if things got tough, and in the evening, a glass of champagne as a pick me up. We didn't even drink water. We thought it was was fattening." One day, she began having convulsions in the back seat of a taxi and had to grab a bag of peanut M&M's to jolt her blood sugar back. Asked how she survived those years, she says, "You didn't have to think."
"The skinner you were, the more fabulous you were," says Johnson. "Drug use was encouraged. It was like 'Oh my god, you are chiseled to the bone.' All of the things you needed to be a high class model: high cheekbones, bright eyes, that was all provided by the drugs. It was like being offered a drink. It was one of the perks. People around us always had it."
Johnson became a cocaine addict, and at one point, was using one gram a day. "We thought it was glamorous and expensive," she says "but it was all a delusion."
Still, the parties continued. One memorable night at Studio 54 lasted three days. "People were walking around naked, fornicating," she recalls. "There were drugs everywhere. When I walked out of there, I thought 'Never again.'"
In 1983, she suffered a near overdose. "It felt like my heart was going to come out of my chest," she says. "You think you just want to lie down but that's when you die. My boyfriend threw me in the cold shower, shoes and all, and made me drink a whole carton of milk and I stabilized." Looking back, she says "I'm lucky to be alive."
By then, Johnson was at her lowest point, nearly broke, out of work, and battling her soon to be ex-husband music producer Danny Sims over the custody of their daughter Anansa, then a toddler. Their volatile 18 month long marriage ended when he stole her modeling profits, hit her and threatened her with gun. "I'd never been so afraid my entire life," she says. With nowhere to turn, she entered a twelve step program in the early eighties and finally got clean: "I realized drugs could kill you and my daughter would not have a mother if I didn't get help."
Her memoir also features more light hearted moments and sexy tales of the many famous men in her life from Eddie Murphy to Chris Noth to tennis ace Arthur Ashe. "If we married, we would have been the Beyonce and Jay-Z of our day," she writes about her fling with Ashe. She also reveals her unusual friendship with Michael Jackson who would call her for makeup tips to cover up his acne.
But it was coming forward to speak out about Bill Cosby that made Johnson realize "I have to use my voice for good."
"I didn't plan on that being part of my legacy," she says. "It's not about fashion. It was ugly but it will forever be part of who I am."
While representatives for Cosby have not commented specifically on Johnson's allegations, his attorney has denied previous accusations of sexual misconduct by his client. "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40 or even 50 years ago have escalated past the point of absurdity," Singer said in a statement late last year.
Now busier than ever with her lifestyle line, which features mineral makeup, bags and a line of hair extensions, and a new reality TV show in the works, she says, "There's no such thing as retirement."
As for her feelings on aging, she puts it this way: "My soul is aging gracefully but everything else must stop!"
For more on Beverly Johnson and her surprising new memoir, pick up a copy of this week's PEOPLE.
SightingsMolly Sims enjoying lunch with husband Scott Stuber at Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton, where the couple sat inside dininh on oysters, steamers and fresh tuna and sipping iced teas...
Elle Macpherson tucked away in a corner table, dining with a girlfriend at Beautique on West 58th Street.
Chrissy Teigen: John and I ‘Love Working Together in the Kitchen’For model Chrissy Teigen and performer John Legend, love is a many-blended thing.
While putting finishing touches on her cookbook (to be published by Clarkson Potter in April), Teigen, 29, admits she has taken liberties with some of her husband’s recipes.
“I am using John’s fried chicken and mac and cheese recipes yet putting my own mark on them,” Teigen, 29, told PEOPLE while hosting Captain Morgan’s Sunday Rum Bash at Mondrian South Beach and introducing the company’s new pineapple, coconut and grapefruit flavors.
“For one thing, I am making the mac and cheese much creamier. But we love working together in the kitchen!”
Teigen’s cookbook, still unnamed, will combine Thai, American and Norwegian recipes, mostly culled from a lifetime of enjoying fine food from around the world.
“I will use some of my mom’s great recipes I loved while growing up in Thailand and some of my dad’s heavier dishes from Norway, where he is from,” she said.
The foodie, who is preparing to be part of the new ABC syndicated talk show FABLife (Fun and Beautiful), debuting Sept. 14, is also adding a custardy French toast casserole to her cookbook.
And while cooking is a favorite form of entertainment for the happy couple—who married two years ago in Lake Como, Italy—they also love to stay in bed and watch “bad TV.”
“It’s so much easier than I thought to be married,” she said. “John and I are really happy. We watch marriage reality shows and don’t get it when other people aren’t happy.”
Teigen said even though they are both busy with work from morning till night, they get along well because they exist on the same vibe.
“We have fun together and think alike,” Teigen continued. “We have the same aesthetic for vacations, and we like to take that time to relax.”
The couple just returned from the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, where they admired the beauty, and of course, the food. Now they are looking for a house to buy in Los Angeles with a great kitchen.
“But someday I hope to make enough money to buy us the place in Lake Como where we were married,” she said. “That is my dream.”
Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery set a wedding dateTop model Hilary Rhoda and former Ranger Sean Avery have set a date for their fall wedding in the Hamptons.
Rhoda was overheard saying they’ll tie the knot on Oct. 10 during last Saturday’s dinner for fashion line Solid & Striped at Montauk’s Surf Lodge.
As Page Six previously revealed, the pair will say “I do” at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, Long Island.
As for the honeymoon, Rhoda hinted that she’s been thinking about Greece, where she’s never been.
Paris Hilton claims she’s never had any plastic surgeryParis Hilton claims to be all natural.
“I’ve never done any [plastic surgery] in my life,” the 34-year-old heiress shared with New You magazine. “People love making things up.”
A tabloid fixture since she was just a teen, the sometime DJ credits mom Kathy Hilton, 56, for her flawless glow.
“I am very lucky that I listened to my mom through my young age,” Hilton explains. “She told me to stay away from the sun, so my friends would be frying in the sun every day and now they all look much older and all have Botox.”
While Hilton has yet to jump on the Botox bandwagon, she dishes that her own dermatologist isn’t pressuring her into anything either.
“I even asked my dermatologist if I should do [Botox], and he’s like ‘I refuse to do it to you … your skin is so perfect. I will not do it to you until you need it, and I don’t know if you ever will.'”
Though the former “Simple Life” star has friends who have gone under the knife, Hilton says she’s satisfied in her own skin.
“I have nothing against it; all my friends have done everything — boobs, nose, chin, cheeks. I live in Hollywood, so I’m used to seeing it. It’s just that I’ve never wanted to do it.”
‘America’s Next Top Model’ may be ending soon, says Tyra Banks“America’s Next Top Model” returns Wednesday (Aug. 5) to The CW, with another cycle of both men and women vying for the top prize.
At the 2015 TCA summer press tour, executive producer, host and former supermodel Tyra Banks tells Zap2it that “maybe the boys” are slightly stronger than the female contestants in Cycle 22.
She also says she loves “ANTM’s” legacy, but it may not be around much longer.
“‘America’s Next Top Model’ was the first fashion-based competition reality show and then we had these other copycats come and there’s been about 12 or 13 copycats in America. Every time there was a copycat we would try to get better and better,” says Banks, adding, “but we may be coming to an end soon. We shall see. It’s only so long that the show can last.”
“It’s nice to walk away from something before it walks away from you … leave when people remember you at your height.”
“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22 premieres Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
Nick Jonas and Kendall Jenner are a new Hollywood coupleGigi Hadid played Hollywood matchmaker, and apparently it paid off for Kendall Jenner and Nick Jonas.
Us Weekly reports that Joe Jonas’ girlfriend reintroduced Kendall and Nick in an attempt to get them to date and thus create the most epic double dates ever. “They are all going to end up hanging out regardless, so it seems like a simple situation, which could be a lot of fun,” Us’ source says of the new couple.
According to the site, this courtship is still in the early days — as in they’re still just flirting and texting each other and are looking to keep things under wraps. That makes sense for Nick, 22, since he recently split with his longtime girlfriend Olivia Culpo.
Neither Jonas nor Jenner have publicly responded to this new dating rumor.
Mariel Hemingway: 'I Want to Break the Stigma of Mental Illness'For many years, the story of Mariel Hemingway's family has been intertwined with mental illness, addiction and suicide. "My family has had a long struggle with mental illness," Hemingway, 53 tells PEOPLE. But the Manhattan actress has found healing by speaking out against the stigma long associated with it.
"It's important to work towards erasing the stigma," she says. "Everybody knows somebody who suffered some mental illness, suicide, addiction or bipolar."
The 53-year-old granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway has been outspoken about her family's dark past. And in this week's PEOPLE, she talks about her personal connection to the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation, which is focused on finding a test for an early diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Ryan Licht Sang, who was bipolar, was the only son of Joyce and Dusty Sang. One day in 2004, "he stopped taken his medication because he didn't like the side effects, and went into a manic episode," says Hemingway. "After being awake for days, he self-medicated and accidentally overdosed."
"It's tragic when it's misdiagnosed or when it's not diagnosed at all and you just think you have a horribly misbehaved and rebellious child who is actually suffering," Hemingway tells PEOPLE. "That's why this foundation is so important."
Hemingway's eldest sister Muffet, 65, is bipolar and schizophrenic. "My sister was in and out of hospitals for years," she says. "She wasn't diagnosed until she was 17 or 18. My WASPy parents would say she is going off for college and then we'd pick her up at a state hospital. I just wondered why there were bars on the window."
Hemingway also believes her late sister Margaux "suffered from bipolar disorder but was never properly diagnosed," she says. "She was diagnosed with addiction and had been drinking since she was 14." (In 1996, Margaux died from an apparent drug overdose.)
In 2014, Hemingway met Ryan Licht Sang's parents at a mental health forum in Chicago. They had been neighbors with Hemingway's father in Palm Beach, Florida, and the actress discovered she shared Ryan's birthday, furthering their strong bond. "[Hemingway's] passion to spread the word to reduce the stigma in the field of mental illness is well known, and the stories of our two families just clicked for all of us," Joyce Licht Sang tells PEOPLE.
Today, the actress, who recently wrote a book about her family's history, Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family, says, "If you can figure out what someone is suffering from earlier on, it would help so many families. Then you can figure out the right medication and a healthy lifestyle and hopefully save a life."
Chrissy Teigen Talks Wanting a Family, John Legend, How She Balances Chicken Wings on Her Butt & More!Chrissy Teigen always has a lot to say, so you could imagine all the gems she shared when at the 2015 Television Critics Association summer press tour, where she was promoting her upcoming show FABLife alongside Tyra Banks.
Obviously, one of the things fans wanted to know is whether or not we're going to see some familiar faces on the upcoming daytime show—like hubby John Legend or even Chrissy's mom, Vilailuck Teigen.
"That's actually a dream of hers and mine. Especially her. Let me tell you, she is a star now. She wants a publicist, everything," Teigen quipped, adding that it wouldn't be a far stretch to see Legend on there, too.
"We're so out as a couple and happy to be together that it wouldn't be unnatural for him to be on the show and make an appearance or even sit in the audience," she told the crowd, "For me, this is my family now and he comes to Lip Sync Battle all the time, my dogs, I made sure my dressing room was hit for the animals. It's my home now."
Speaking of home, Chrissy is no stranger to traveling the world with her famous hubby, but the celeb explains that she's come to a point in her life where she's ready to settle down and start a family.
"I'm aging. I love bouncing around. I love going on tour with John, we've considered ourselves bicoastal for 10 years now. It's definitely weird and different to have a home now," she said. "I'm ready to have a family and call Los Angeles my home."
When she's not taking on hosting duties, Teigen is in the kitchen cooking up what we can only assume are more delicious dishes, even if she is her toughest critic. "There are plenty of times when I don't love something. John always thought my book should be called The Insecure Chef because I would make something and then it would be in the trash," she admits.
"He would honestly reach in and taste it and be like, ‘Why did you throw this away? I can't believe it!' I make mistakes all the time. Trust me, I'm like everyone else. I didn't go to school. Cooking and watching TV is like my happy space."
And as for her latest feat (you know, when she balanced a plate of chicken wings on her booty), Chrissy confesses it's not as hard as it looked. "When you have no butt, it's much easier! That was my hip, it was just a flat space."
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker list home for $3.4MFormer top-ranked tennis player Andy Roddick recently listed his Los Angeles home, a modernist ode to glass and steel tucked between trees with a view worthy of a millionaire.
Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champ and wielder of one of the most lethal serves in tennis history, lived in the home with his wife, Brooklyn Decker, an actress and model best known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit editions.
The 4,910-square-foot home is listed for $3.4 million and located in the star-studded Cheviot Hills neighborhood. It has five bedrooms and features pristine white walls and enormous steel-lined windows that look over the trees and neighborhood beyond. The master suite, recently updated, features a glass shower, tiled soaking tub and views of its own.
In the kitchen, gleaming white cabinets and dark wood flooring evoke a modern take on Mid-Century style.
Elevator service connects the home’s three stories, leading to an “outdoor living room” on the upper level — the perfect place to watch the sunset over Century City.
Why Karlie Kloss is starting college at 23Karlie Kloss isn’t about to let work get in the way of her dreams.
In the fall, the Victoria’s Secret Angel, 23, is going to trade her wings for books when she starts attending classes at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individual Study.
“I didn’t want to wait until I’m 30 to continue learning and challenging myself in new ways. I am 23 and at a very busy point in my career, but I hope it’s just the beginning. I want to do it all,” the model told Glamour.
Used to being at the top of her field, Kloss is both nervous and excited about her new adventure.
Like most kids starting college, my major is still ‘undecided.’ Next year will be a big balancing act — but how exciting! I haven’t written a paper in years, so I may be calling you [referring the interviewer, her friend Derek Blasberg] for homework help,” she told the magazine.
While it’s not the only reason she’s headed to college, the Taylor Swift pal also realizes she’s a role model for girls and takes that seriously, which is why she set up the Kode With Karlie scholarship, which seeks to introduce young girls to the world of computer coding.
“I’m still wrapping my head around it; I do feel a responsibility to be an example for young women in general,” she said. “That’s what Kode With Karlie is about: supporting girls to try coding even if they’re not interested in being a programmer. If I can inspire one girl to try it, I’ll be happy.”
Naomi Campbell Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Assault on Paparazzo in SicilyNaomi Campbell was convicted of assault by a Sicilian court Friday for scratching a paparazzo's eye in August 2009.
The model was given a six months suspended prison sentence, according to Britain's Telegraph, which her lawyer has vowed to appeal.
"We are appealing the ruling surrounding the 2009 incident," attorney Guido Carlo Alleva said in a statement obtained by E! News. "Due to the ongoing legal process, we cannot discuss the matter further at this time."
Per the Telegraph, the incident occurred when the photographer, Gaetano Di Giovanni, was snapping pictures of the model with her then-boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, as they stepped off their boat in the Sicilian town of Lipari. Di Giovanni took photographs of the couple as they strolled through the narrow streets and did some sight-seeing, when Campbell hit him with her purse.
The presumably designer handbag ended up scratching Di Giovanni's eye, causing him to seek medical treatment and take three days to recover from the injury.
"I had just started taking some shots of her and I did not expect such a violent reaction," he said in 2013, after Campbell was ordered to stand trial in Italy, according to the Telegraph.
The model's attorneys then reached an agreement with the photographer and he withdrew the charges; however, according to Italian news agency Ansa, prosecutor Francesco Massara ordered the trial to go ahead in the public interest due to the intensity of the charges.
Of course, this wasn't the first time Campbell had a run-in with the law.
Back in 2007, she famously (and fashionably) served a five-day community service sentence in New York City after pleading guilty to reckless assault for throwing her cellphone at a housekeeper.
She was also fined $363 to cover the housekeeper's medical expenses and was ordered to complete an anger management course.
Martha Hunt Gushes About 'Role Model' BFF Taylor Swift: 'I Think We Need More People Like Her'Victoria's Secret Angel Martha Hunt just can’t keep quiet about her gal pal Taylor Swift.
In an interview with Hamptons" magazine, Hunt – a certified member of Swift's Squad – gushed that the "Bad Blood" singer is one of her role models.
"Taylor Swift – I can't say enough good things about her," the 26-year-old model said. "I admire her so much as a person and as a role model for young women."
Hunt played "HomeSlice" in Swift's Bad Blood video and strutted her stuff on stage during Swift's 1989 tour – not to mention her Instagram-chronicled friendship with the singer. So it's no surprise that when asked who her role models and heroes are, the interview took a Swift turn.
"I think we need more people like [Swift;] people who want to bring women together and not oversexualize themselves," the North Carolina native told the magazine.
She added: "Plus, she's talented, and she's just the best."
Hunt recently told PEOPLE that the reason Swift attracts so many friends is her "infectious personality."
It sure seems that way, as Swift's squad has racked up numerous names like Lena Dunham, Gigi Hadid, Empire's Serayah and more – many, many more.
Squad status and Swift aside, Hunt discussed a battle she's dealt with for years: living with scoliosis.
"It has definitely made walking the runway a little more of a challenge for me," she said, "but I'm just so thankful that I've been able to walk runways and achieve so much, even with this condition."
Cindy Crawford developing TV series about ’80s modeling agenciesCindy Crawford. Beloved supermodel of the late ’80s/early ’90s. George Michael music video muse. Super Bowl commercial fave. Infomercial star. And now TV Producer.
Thanks to the TV gods and a solid development move by NBC, Crawford is adding the title to her long list of admirable accomplishments. Variety reports that Crawford is developing a drama for NBC set in the 1980s in/around the modeling wars between the Ford Modelling Agency and Elite Model Management. We can already picture all of the gorgeous drama now. And the clothes. And the hair. And the shoulder pads.
The series, currently titled “Icon” and in the very early stages of development, will be completely fictionalized and will not reference the names of models or other figures from the time period. Crawford supposedly will not appear in the show and is currently only serving as executive producer alongside Anne Heche, James Tupper and Robin Bissell (“The Hunger Games”).
We’ll see about that, Cindy. If the show’s a hit and the fans demand it, you have to at least do a cameo, right? And/or enlist fellow supermodels to appear? Paging Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patiz for some kind of wink-and-nod episode dedicated to models in music videos and George Michael’s “Freedom 90.”
‘American Horror Story: Hotel': Naomi Campbell will face off with Lady Gaga“American Horror Story” is returning in the fall with its fifth season, subtitled “Hotel.” If you were a fan of Seasons 1 and 2, “Hotel” might be right up your alley, since it returns the focus to being on a place rather than a group of people.
Naomi Campbell is the latest victim to join the FX series. TVLine reports she’ll go “toe-to-toe” with Lady Gaga as a fashion editor who “pays the ultimate price for her critiques.” Campbell reportedly also will have scenes with Angela Bassett during her multi-episode arc.
Elle Macpherson Shares $36 Beauty Must-Have, Talks Turning 50 and Reveals How She Maintains Famous Hot Bod!Elle Macpherson is getting candid about her beauty regime.
In a new interview with Redbook, the 51-year-old supermodel reveals her top beauty secrets in addition to sharing how she stays in such phenomenal shape (you certainly don't get a nickname like "The Body" by sitting on the couch all day!).
"I love being outdoors and doing sports like swimming, biking, and hiking," the mother of three says, adding, "As I've gotten older, I've increased my joy factor. Even if I'm in New York City or London, I'll choose to walk rather than exercise in a gym."
Because of her affinity for being outside, the Sports Illustrated beauty says she's very diligent about sun protection. "I wear broad-spectrum SPF daily. La Roche-Posay makes good sunscreens, and I also like Invisible Zinc, which is a physical sunscreen. And I wear a cowboy hat whenever I'm at the beach."
Macpherson is also very conscientious when it comes to taking care of her skin. "I exfoliate my face every day and my body twice a day—I shower in the morning and the evening," she shares. "I use a body brush, which boosts circulation, and I always moisturize afterward. If I'm at the beach, I'll just blend some moisturizer with sand and rub the mix all over my body, then rinse off in the ocean."
As for her enviable mane?
"I shampoo and condition every two to three days, and I usually air-dry my hair because I'm not very skilled with a blow-dryer!" she says. "When I go swimming, I'll slather on a hair mask, then put on a swim cap. And in the summer, I often walk around with wet-looking hair that has a treatment in it—I think that keeps it healthy. I also like a good beach spray to create some texture; Unite makes a nice one."
When it comes to her everyday makeup look, Macpherson says she's "not very precise," and simply smudges on a little bit of black liner in addition to lip liner and gloss.
And while it may be difficult to believe the Australian stunner turned 50 (!) last year, the blond beauty seems to be embracing her age.
"I feel very secure within myself—strong, happy, and motivated. Hopefully I've gained some wisdom over the years," she says. "And I have a sense of humor about my mistakes. I've accepted that I don't always get it right, but it's not the end of the world!"
In addition to spilling her beauty secrets, Macpherson also shares her must-have products, which include Burberry Fresh Glow Blush in Orange Poppy No. 21, $38; Essie nail polish in After School Boy Blazer, $8.50; Unite Beach Day Texturizing Spray, $29.95; RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up, $36; The Super Elixir, $135 for 10.5 oz and Guerlain Vétiver eau de toilette, $72 for 50 ml, which she's been wearing "for 30 years."
Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Wants to Be the 'Curvier Version' of Heidi KlumAshley Graham has already made a name for herself in the modeling industry, but she hopes to eventually become one of the greats.
"I definitely look up to Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Cindy Crawford," the plus-size model, 27, told website The Coveteur. "I've watched their careers and they have just blossomed into extraordinary and amazing things. I can't wait to be the curvier version of all of them."
While Graham – who has modeled lingerie for Lane Bryant and landed a bikini ad in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – faced adversity in the beginning of her career, she believes the fashion industry is changing.
"I've faced criticism my whole career," she said in the interview. "It's come from fans, it's come from agents, and it's come from other models. But I think that it's all a matter of how you handle it and I turned it all into a positive thing. Now the industry has totally changed and it's not as much about size anymore – everyone's really jumped on the bandwagon of not letting size be the defining factor of determining what beauty truly is."
Even when she began modeling, Graham never felt pressure to change her size.
"I got told at the very beginning, when I was about 12 years old, 'If you lost a ton of weight, you could be a major model' and my mom just looked at the lady, started laughing and said 'We won't be doing that,' " she recalled. "That gave me so much confidence because if my mom didn't think I needed to lose weight, then obviously I didn't need to."
"I had an agent wave money in my face and say, 'If you go from a size 18 to a 14, you will make all of this money and more,' and I still didn't even have the gumption to lose the weight," she continued. "I said, 'I don't care what people think about me, I'm not going to change the way I look for clients, I just want to do what makes me happy and be happy doing it.' "
While Graham did drop down to a size 14/16, she lost the weight for herself, and not due to any external pressure.
"My weight hasn't gone up or down [since then]," she told The Coveteur. "I've regulated it now for about seven years, and it's due to the fact that I'm happy and confident in who I am, and I'm not letting other people dictate where my career is going based on the size of my hips."
Chrissy Teigen Says If She Were Single, She'd Be on TinderChrissy Teigen and hubby John Legend are happily married – but if she were single, she would have a profile on Tinder.
"I would be all over Tinder if I was single," she told PEOPLE. "I'm actually on Tinder just for fun, and I think it's hysterical."
The model says she's tried out both male and female profiles on the dating app, and the experiences are different.
"As a boy, you just get really naughty things, but as a girl, everyone likes your photo. Everybody."
Her Lip Sync Battle partner, LL Cool J, said he also thinks he'd be on Tinder. Both said they didn't really date when they were younger. "I met somebody and we would just jump into a real relationship immediately," Teigen said.
"[Tinder] is funny! People are very cocky, I will tell you that much," Teigen continued. "They really feel themselves on there."
SightingsTop model Gigi Hadid heading out to lunch with boyfriend Joe Jonas in Midtown on Saturday…
Elle Macpherson and billionaire husband Jeff Soffer on vacation with her sons in St-Tropez.
Cindy Crawford Dishes on the Neck Workout That Keeps Her Skin Looking Fresh, Favorite Hair Tricks & More—Get the Scoop!Supermodel Cindy Crawford is doling out her beauty shortcuts and product must-haves to Into the Gloss, and some are quite handy.
"After decades of working with some amazing makeup artists and hairstylists, I can definitely say with confidence that I've learned a few tricks. Sharing them is the best part," she wrote. (Lucky for us!) And it turns out that the brunette bombshell incorporates hair and skin-saving routines into her everyday workouts.
"I'm a huge fan of double-duty beauty—because good things take time, and none of us have enough of it! I try to include beauty treatments into my workouts. For instance, since I know I'll be washing my hair right after I exercise, I put a pre-wash conditioner in my hair—especially on my ends," she said.
Another Cindy-approved trick? Sleeping with a hair-sparing loose updo.
"Sadly, my hair isn't as strong as it used to be," she admitted. "Too many years of abuse and color have left it brittle at the ends. If I do take the time to blow out my hair (or, even better, get a blowout), I want it to last more than that day. I found that if I sleep in a loose topknot, when I wake up in the morning, my hair is still smooth and has the added benefit of having some pretty waves as a result."
Cindy also uses neck exercises to keep her décolletage looking as fresh and youthful as possible: "Over 20 years ago, I saw a woman doing exercises for her neck. She explained that if you keep those muscles toned, it helps preserve the line of your jaw. You can do these exercises anywhere, but I usually do them as part of my workout," she shared.
And with skin like that, you better bet there's some serious exfoliation going on. Crawford admits to "brushing" her body to keep her skin baby-smooth, and also adds that there fringe benefits that include stimulating the "lymphatic system, reduc[ing] cellulite, and decongest[ing] your skin."
We imagine that before Cindy shares these secrets with the world, she passes them along to look-alike daughter Kaia Gerber, who recently signed with IMG models and landed a CR Fashion Book editorial.
Judging by Cindy's ageless beauty, Kaia has a long career ahead of her (especially if she follows mom's tips and tricks!).
SightingsPetra Nemcova at Elie Saab’s Paris haute couture show.
Cindy Crawford on losing her brother to cancer as a childCindy Crawford opened up on losing her brother to leukemia when he was just 3 years old. The model tells Oprah Winfrey how the tragedy changed her family.
“I think when my parents first told us that my brother was sick, we didn’t really understand what it meant,” Crawford says in a preview for “Oprah’s Master Class.”
She was 8 when her brother Jeff, then 2, was diagnosed. “They didn’t use the word ‘cancer.'”
Crawford recalled taking two-hour drives almost every day to and from the hospital while her brother was receiving radiation treatment. Her parents made the decision to put their son in an experimental program in hopes it would save his life. Unfortunately, the treatment did not work and Jeff died at age 3.
“My mother said she found him sitting in his room. He was sitting at his little table, and she said, ‘What are you doing?’ And he said, ‘I’m praying.’ And she said, ‘What are you praying about?’ He said, ‘So that when I die, you’ll be OK.’ As a mom now, I can’t imagine hearing your child say that,” Crawford shared.
“Oprah’s Master Class” airs on OWN.
Christie Brinkley and Donny Deutsch get flirty for the camerasDonny Deutsch was spotted canoodling with Christie Brinkley in Central Park Thursday, but it was all for TV.
The former model was grabbing the 50-something ad king’s behind as they walked around in flirtatious conversation. But it’s not a reaction to her ex Billy Joel’s July 4 wedding.
They were filming a scene for Deutsch’s USA Networks scripted show “Donny!” — a “satirical look at media, wealth and modern romance” through the lens of a fictionalized Deutsch. It premieres this fall.
Supermodel Nykhor Paul Blasts Racism in Fashion Industry: I'm ''Tired of Apologizing for My Blackness''Supermodel Nykhor Paul is calling it like it is.
The 25-year-old South Sudanese beauty, who has walked in shows such as Vivienne Westwood, Balenciaga and Rick Owens, took to Instagram on Monday to post a heated rant aimed at makeup artists who are unequipped to work with women of color while highlighting the lack of diversity in the fashion industry.
"Dear white people in the fashion world! Please don't take this the wrong way but it's time you people get your s--t right when it comes to our complexion!" the model began. "Why do I have to bring my own makeup to a professional show when all the other white girls don't have to do anything but show up wtf!"
She continued, noting that there are a number of makeup brands that cater towards black women, so there is really no excuse for being unprepared.
"Don't try to make me feel bad because I am blue black its 2015 go to Mac, Bobbi Brown, Makeup forever, Iman cosmetic, black opal, even Lancôme and Clinique carried them plus so much more. There's so much options our there for dark skin tones today. A good makeup artist would come prepare and do there research before coming to work because often time you know what to expect especially at a show!
"Stop apologizing it's insulting and disrespectful to me and my race it doesn't help, seriously! Make an effort at least!" she wrote. "That goes for NYC, London, Milan, Paris and Cape Town plus everywhere else that have issues with black skin tones. Just because you only book a few of us doesn't mean you have the right to make us look ratchet."
She concluded by saying she's fed up with the racism in the fashion industry.
"I'm tired of complaining about not getting book as a black model and I'm definitely super tired of apologizing for my blackness!!!!" she said. "Fashion is art, art is never racist it should be inclusive of all not only white people, s--t we started fashion in Africa and you modernize and copy it! Why can't we be part of fashion fully and equally?"
Paul isn't the first who's spoken out about racial inequality in the cut-throat world of modeling. Jourdan Dunn, who, in January, became British Vogue's first solo black cover model in 12 years, previously told The Edit that she's lost out on jobs because clients "didn't want any more black girls" and even recounted an incident in which a makeup artist refused to touch her because of her race.
Beverly Johnson Speaks Out About New Bill Cosby Revelations: 'No One Has the Right to Another's Body or Sexuality'Beverly Johnson, one of the first African-American supermodels, who claimed last December that she had been drugged by Bill Cosby in the mid-1980s when she met him for an alleged audition, tells PEOPLE that the latest revelation – that he admitted in a 2005 deposition to having seven prescriptions for Quaaludes with the intent of using them for sexual encounters – is another reminder of the importance of speaking out.
"It is unfortunate the amount of proof required to make a woman's voice valid," Johnson, 62, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
"In the past year of this conversation around Bill Cosby's actions against many women, including myself, the most unfortunate thing is the lesson we are teaching children about the worth of a woman's body," says Johnson, who in 1974 became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue. "I don't know if every woman who has been sexually attacked and comes forward will be one of the many – or one who stands on her own. But as this conversation on Cosby's actions continues, I hope that anyone with kids is thinking of teaching them that no one has the right to another's body or sexuality."
"Not every attacker is going to be someone who is lurking in the alley or an unattractive character," continues Johnson, the mother of model Anansa Sims and a grandmother of three. "It is as likely that someone who is charismatic and successful will decide to do something heinous."
"We must ask ourselves if the lesson we want to teach our kids is that, again, a woman's voice and body are not valuable or precious or valid," says Johnson, author of an upcoming memoir, The Face That Changed It All. "I know my truth, and I hope for a society that is sensitive to the protection of women, regardless of the stakes. I hope, as we live in a time in our nation where conversations on race, sexuality and gender are at hand, that we have the difficult conversations with our friends and family so that it is commonplace to defend everyone's right to be protected from all predators, no matter their status or accomplishments."
Johnson, one of more than 40 women who have come forward, concludes, "I hope that the lesson is that rape and any form of sexual assault is wrong, that silencing women's voices is wrong and that protecting a predator over the assaulted for the sake of protecting power is devastating."
Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but on Nov. 21 he issued this statement regarding the allegations against the comedian:
"The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40 or even 50 years ago have escalated past the point of absurdity."
Baby on the way for Karolina KurkovaKarolina Kurkova is expecting her second child with husband Archie Drury, sources told Page Six.
The Czech model/actress, 31, is just over three months along, we’re told.
Kurkova, a former Victoria’s Secret model and a regular in the pages of magazines and on runways, has a son, Tobin, 5. The fashionable mom called pregnancy “the new black” back in 2009, when she was expecting her son.
Kurkova is currently featured in the new Giuseppe Zanotti fall ad campaign.
Reps didn’t get back to us.
SightingChristie Brinkley and daughter Alexa Ray Joel at Cittanuova in East Hampton.
Djokovic, Serena, Sharapova star on Wimbledon's day oneNovak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova take centre stage as Wimbledon gets underway on Monday while Lleyton Hewitt hopes for a long goodbye on his 17th and final appearance at the All England Club.
World number one, top seed and defending champion Djokovic plays his first tournament since Stan Wawrinka ended his latest bid to win a French Open and complete a career Grand Slam in Paris three weeks ago.
The Serb, who was also Wimbledon champion in 2011, has never lost in the first round at the tournament but he faces a tough opener against world number 33 Philipp Kohlschreiber who made the quarter-finals in 2012.
Djokovic holds a 6-1 career advantage over the 31-year-old German.
Kohlschreiber's only victory against Djokovic came at the 2009 French Open and the Serb has won the last five on the spin, including a straight sets victory in the US Open fourth round last year.
But the champion is wary of the potential pitfalls as he opens play on Centre Court at 1200GMT.
"When you see Kohlschreiber in the first round, you don't look any further in the draw," said eight-time major winner Djokovic.
A victory for the Serb could give him a second round match-up against 2002 champion Hewitt, the last man outside of the big four of Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to win the Wimbledon title.
Hewitt, 34, will be playing the All England Club for the final time before retirement after next year's Australian Open.
The former world number one, who made his All England Club debut back in 1998, starts against 33-year-old Finn Jarkko Nieminen, a quarter-finalist nine years ago.
Women's top seed Serena Williams, the five time champion and bidding for a calendar Grand Slam, gets her 16th Wimbledon started on Court One against Russia's Magarita Gasparyan, the world number 113.
Moscow native Gasparyan has only appeared in the main draw of a Grand Slam once -- losing in the first round at the French Open this year. She has also yet to win a match on the main WTA Tour in four years as a professional.
Williams has swept to Australian and French Open triumphs over the last six months and the world number one returns to the All England Club within two major titles of becoming the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1988 to claim the four top titles in one year.
The 33-year-old American also won the US Open to end 2014 on a high and is heavy favourite to continue that dominant run by taking the Wimbledon title for the sixth time.
"Personally it doesn't make it feel any different, which I think is a good thing because I don't feel any pressure to win all four," said Williams.
Sharapova, the 2004 champion, has only got beyond the fourth round once in the last eight years.
The fourth seeded Russian is second-up on Centre Court against Britain's Australian-born Johanna Konta, the world number 146.
The 24-year-old Konta, who showed her grass-court credentials with a run to the quarter-finals in Eastbourne last week, has played three first rounds at Wimbledon, losing on all three occasions.
Wawrinka, fresh from his French Open win, completes play on Centre Court by facing Portugal's Joao Sousa.
Japan's Kei Nishikori, the fifth seed, plays Italy's Simone Bolelli while Australian 26th seed Nick Kyrgios, who knocked out Nadal 12 months ago, opens play on Court Two against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman.
SightingKate Upton and Justin Verlander at Landmarc at Time Warner Center.
Alessandra Ambrosio Strips Naked for Racy Telenovela Sex Scene(Video) Does it get any hotter?
Brazilian model and Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio is completely nude for some wild and hot sex scenes in homeland telenovela Verdades Secretas.
Ambrosio's forte is strutting down the catwalk, but now she's trying her hand at acting.
The model-turned-actress has made cameo appearances on shows like How I Met Your Mother and Entourage, but this is her first full-time acting gig.
What's not changing with the new job, however, is Alessandra showing off her sexy body. This time we're seeing her without the lingerie, though.
The hottie is on the verge of perhaps a big acting career. She's not stopping with this one TV show.
Ambrosio will star alongside Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in this year's Daddy's Home and with Stephen Amell and Megan Fox in next year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
Cara Delevingne happy with girlfriend, has 'erotic dreams' about menCara Delevingne is proving that sexuality isn’t always so easy to define.
“It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it,” the 22-year-old explained in the July issue of Vogue. “But I have erotic dreams only about men. I had one two nights ago where I went up to a guy in the back of a VW minivan, with a bunch of his friends around him, and pretty much jumped him.”
The model-cum-actress revealed she’s seriously involved with singer Annie Clark, who performs as St. Vincent.
“I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days,” she said. “And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle.”
The British beauty was born to an upper-class family, but Delevingne’s socialite mother, Pandora, had a recurring heroin addiction throughout the model’s youth.
“It shapes the childhood of every kid whose parent has an addiction,” she said. “You grow up too quickly because you’re parenting your parents.”
As a teen, the “Paper Towns” star was placed on a cocktail of drugs “stronger than Prozac” and admitted to thoughts of suicide during those dark days.
Delevingne acknowledged happiness in her love life and career, yet is uncertain about the future.
“Women are what completely inspire me, and they have also been my downfall,” she declared. “I have only been hurt by women, my mother first of all. If I ever found a guy I could fall in love with, I’d want to marry him and have his children.”
“And that scares me to death,” she continued. “Because I think I’m a whole bunch of crazy, and I always worry that a guy will walk away once he really, truly knows me.”
Christy Turlington Explains Why She Stopped Runway Modeling: It's No Fun Feeling "Like You're In a Fishbowl"Christy Turlington Burns may rank as one of the top supermodels, well, ever. But even she's not immune to outgrowing her high profile profession.
During a model-on-model chat with Iman for Humanity (that's Citizen' of Humanity's mag), the once runway-happy model explained why she walked away from doing fashion shows.
"I thought about it for a long time, and I guess I really haven't fully given modeling up, but in my mind I did, because I went back to school and moved on in my life," Turlington explained. "And when I went back to school, same thing. I remember somebody telling me that they were in a location van and they saw me walk by with my backpack, and they were like, ‘Oh, poor thing.' And I'm thinking–‘Poor thing? I'm getting my education, you fools.'"
And get an education, she did. In 1999, the supermodel earned a bachelor's degree from New York University. She didn't stop there though, and is now working towards a master's degree at Columbia University.
Nowadays, Christy's model ambitions are fine-tuned to print work, counting Donna Karan and Calvin Klein as some of her most recent stints. Since she's left the runway world behind though, the 46-year-old mom doesn't enjoy returning to watch as a spectator.
"I can't go to watch them either. I have over the years every now and again, but it's so stressful to be there when you don't have a reason to be there," she dished. "It's just not fun and you feel like you're in a fishbowl."
Plenty of supermodels have hung up their runway heels in the past, citing their own reasons for walking away. In the same Q&A, Iman said that hadn't strutted down a catwalk since 1989, revealing that her decision to quit happened in the blink of an eye.
"I literally woke up and called my agent and said, ‘That's it,' and they said, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, let me call you next week, for my book,'" she said. "And I said, ‘No, I'm done.' And I was done and I never went back.
More recently, Gisele Bundchen retired from the runway after nearly 20 years because her body "asked to stop."
Safe to say, these ladies are more than entitled to enjoy their runway retirement.
SightingCandice Swanepoel tasting Seth Levine’s menu at Hotel Chantelle’s Sarau party.
We Hear...That Kendall Jenner will present Estée Lauder group president John Demsey with his Hall of Fame Award at Wednesday’s Fragrance Foundation Awards.
Kate Moss makes pricey donationKate Moss, a longtime supporter of amfAR, has donated a piece of art by Mr. Brainwash from her personal collection to the organization’s Inspiration Gala.
We’re told the piece is called “Juxtapose,” and is estimated to be worth $80,000. (Perhaps it’s good karma after Moss was tossed from an EasyJet flight after the model had a meltdown.)
Other items in the Spring Studios and Paddle8 auction include art by Miley Cyrus and the opportunity to interview Andy Cohen on his show. Mary J. Blige will perform at the Tuesday event.
Are Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen Feuding Before Their New Talk Show Premieres? Get the Scoop!Tyra Banks is returning to daytime and this time, she's not doing it alone!
That's right! The host of America's Next Top Model is joining Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley for a lifestyle chat show this fall.
And while the series doesn't premiere for another few months, Banks is already poking fun at the rumors that she could soon be feuding with a co-host.
"Peeps think U R smiling @ChrissyTeigen but really I'm pressing my sharp dress studs into UR flesh as U grimace," Banks tweeted with a photo from a recent red carpet appearance. "Ha! That's the crazy stuff the press comes up w/ @ChrissyTeigen. I look 4ward 2the many fake stories about crazy fights between U&I, boo!"
She added, "And if I'm ever truly upset about anything, TyTy is coming for Teigen on #LipSmizeBattle . (& no, I didn't misspell anything, boo.)"
So Teigen and Banks never had a feud? It doesn't sound like it! But being two successful, pretty models, the ladies appear to be getting ready for a few tabloids to make up some rumors sooner rather than later.
".@TyraBanks I am just excited I'm cool enough to be in on-set feuds now!" Teigen joked on Twitter Saturday. "We need to write passive aggressive raps about each other now." LOL!
Described as a "fun and entertaining lifestyle program," The F.A.B. Life will feature a diverse panel of experts who will inform and connect with today's daytime viewers.
The series, which premieres September 14, will also welcome celebrity guests and motivate the audience "to make their lives more fun and beautiful."
"The fire to inspire women and help them to blaze new paths fiercely burns inside of me," Banks said in a statement at the time of the show's announcement. "I'm excited to be partnering with Disney-ABC to usher in a new era of lifestyle, beauty and entertainment that will inspire women to be the CEO of their lives via honesty, humor and the newest tips and tricks without being intimidating or precious."
Kate Moss Talks Love of Flying in Interview Conducted Before She Was Allegedly Kicked Off an AirplaneKate Moss loves to fly—most of the time, at least...
On Sunday, the 41-year-old supermodel was reportedly escorted off an EasyJet flight for "disruptive behavior." In an interview conducted with British InStyle prior to this alleged incident, though, Moss was raving about her typical in-air experience!
"I love it. I find it really relaxing," she told the mag's July issue, which is on stands now. "No phone, a movie, a glass of wine and some salad. Perfect!"
"I always take a cashmere blanket and I have pictures of my family in my passport holder," she added. "I always go to sleep on the plane. Then I try and stay up whenever I get where I'm going to and get straight into the time zone I'm in."
That all sounds practical....and not at all disruptive! Moss copped to being just a tad more high-maintenance than your average flier, but her luggage demands weren't anything too crazy. As she told InStyle U.K., "I don't think I massively over-pack but I'm definitely not a one-case kind of girl."
"If the plane lost all my luggage and I was somewhere sunny like Ibiza I would just get a bikini, shorts, T-shirt and sandals," she said. "If it was somewhere colder like New York I'd go for jeans, jacket and a pair of Louboutins."
That sounds quite levelheaded as well! Perhaps part of the purported problem Sunday was that Moss wasn't necessarily in mommy mode—she was traveling with her friend, actress Sadie Frost, and not her preferred companion, her 12-year-old daughter Lila.
The model mama wants to go on a grand adventure with her mini-me (assuming recent events haven't squashed the travel bug for Moss). "Stuart Weitzman does this cool thing with his kids, which I want to do with Lila," she explained. "You pick a number at random out of a hat and then pick the corresponding number on the departure board. Then you just go wherever it says. Brilliant!"
Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery Reveal Wedding Date and Venue as Former Hockey Stud Jokes ''We Are Going to Have Ugly Babies''Gorgeous couple Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery stun on the latest issue of Hamptons magazine, and the cover could not be more appropriate, as the engaged lovebirds reveal they are set to wed out East!
"We're just getting it together now after a year and a half of being engaged," Rhoda revealed. "We're just starting to meet with wedding planners and figuring out when we're going to do it, but we're aiming for the fall. We're getting married in the Hamptons."
"We have a house out here," the 28-year-old model told the publication when asked why she and Avery chose the location. "We've been spending so much time out here, every summer and a lot [of the rest of the year] too. We were thinking of doing it at some destination, but it really is just so much more personal and also a little bit easier than some exotic island somewhere."
Avery popped the question back in November 2013, and the happy couple has since been enjoying their engagement, telling the mag their wedding will be relatively low-key.
"At this point, I don't necessarily think we need a wedding planner," Avery said. "I could set this wedding up in the next couple of weeks, and everything would run smoothly. …We're going to have an amazing weekend—all of our friends are going to be here, and no matter what happens, it's going to be fun and beautiful."
"Yeah, actually I agree," Rhoda continued. "Neither of us is the bridezilla and groomzilla type, because both of us are pretty low-key, and we just want a fun party where we can just be with all our friends. We're not such huge wedding-crazed people."
Asked whether the two want to have babies, Rhoda replied, "Yes of course" before Avery joked about their status as a super-hot couple, "That means we are going to have ugly babies. We're cursed."
Jokes aside, the attractive duo, who recently shot the campaign together for their swimsuit collection with Solid & Striped, is one of the hottest couples in the biz, whose love story is one for the books!
"I can say I'm a part of the age-old story—girl walks into a bar and guy says to his buddy, 'That's the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, and I'm going to marry her,'" Avery recalls. "I had just opened a bar [in Manhattan] called Warren 77, and Hilary came to the opening party with her girlfriend."
Too cute. Can't wait for the wedding, you two!
Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery to wed in the HamptonsTop model Hilary Rhoda will marry former New York Ranger Sean Avery in the Hamptons this fall, Page Six can reveal.
The glamorous couple, who have been together for five years, will tie the knot at the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.
Rhoda, a face of Estée Lauder who has appeared in campaigns for Elie Tahari, Sergio Rossi and Valentino, was engaged to Avery in November 2013.
The couple features on the cover of this week’s Hamptons Magazine, out on Thursday. Rhoda says of their decision to marry out East, “We have a house out here. We’ve been spending so much time out here, every summer .?.?. We were thinking of doing it at some destination, but it really is just so much more personal and also a little bit easier than some exotic island somewhere.”
When asked who is the bigger bridezilla, “I think I’m more easygoing and Sean definitely has a lot more attention to detail. He’s a little more specific about his ideas.”
Avery, now building and designing Hamptons homes, said, “I don’t necessarily think we need a wedding planner. I could set this wedding up in the next couple of weeks, and everything would run smoothly .?.?. We’re going to have an amazing weekend — all of our friends are going to be here, and no matter what happens, it’s going to be fun and beautiful.”
He said of meeting Rhoda at the opening of his bar Warren 77 in 2009, “I’m a part of the age-old story — girl walks into a bar and guy says to his buddy, ‘That’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen, and I’m going to marry her.’?”
SightingKarlie Kloss and boyfriend Josh Kushner getting ice cream at Morgenstern’s downtown.
Report: Kate Moss Kicked Off Budget Plane for Being DisruptiveSupermodel Kate Moss was allegedly kicked off an easyJet flight on Sunday after she became too disruptive.
In a statement from the Bedfordshire Police obtained by BBC News, the police said they "were called to assist staff in escorting a passenger from a flight arriving to Luton [Turkey] airport this afternoon."
"Officers attended and escorted the passenger from the plane. No formal complaints were made against her and she was not arrested," the police spokesman continued.
The airline stated it "does not tolerate disruptive behavior and will always report any incidents to the authorities."
The most shocking part of this entire story isn't that Moss, a noted party girl, was kicked off a flight, but that the flight she was on was easyJet, a budget airplane.
Elle Macpherson on Aging: I've Learned 'It Doesn't Really Matter What I Look Like'At 51, Elle Macpherson exudes the same confidence she had in her 20s when she was nicknamed "The Body" – but it's taken her time to get to that happy place.
"There's one thing being 20 and gorgeous with legs up to your armpits and beautiful tight skin," the entrepreneur and supermodel says in a video on Australia talk show Sunrise. "And there's another thing to be 51."
"Finally you get to the stage and say, 'I have been known to be one of the most beautiful women in the world and felt really not confident and sure of myself,' " she continues.
In addition to changing her sleeping habits and diet, the co-founder and co-owner of the premium luxury wellness business WelleCo credits her Super Elixir Alkalising Greens supplement for helping her age gracefully.
"As I've matured, what I've realized is that it doesn't really matter what I look like, the most important thing is, 'how do I feel?' " she says. "[It's] when I started sleeping more and relaxing a little more in my life and looking after my nutrition, because good nutrition can change everything. I hadn't really understood my body was deprived from good nutrition."
Macpherson recently told PEOPLE she prefers to keep her body in an alkaline state – a diet trend Kelly Ripa also favors – and even keeps a pH balance urine tester kit in her bag.
"I don't worry about wrinkles," she says. "I tackle internal ageing by nourishing my cells from the inside and the welcome by-product is looking and feeling good."
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Are ''Exclusive,'' But Will They Attend the Tonys Together? Get the Scoop!It sounds like hot couple Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are ready to make their romance red carpet official!
The 40-year-old actor and the 29-year-old model may soon be making their first official public appearance as boyfriend and girlfriend, E! News has exclusively learned.
A source tells E! News of the lovebirds, "They have been spending as much time as they can together and getting very close. They had a great trip to London and got to spend some romantic time with each other. They are exclusive and a couple at this point. All their friends think this is a perfect match!"
So perfect in fact that Shayk and Cooper may make their red carpet debut this Sunday at the 2015 Tony Awards (Cooper is nominated ofr his performance in The Elephant Man). "Irina is really supportive of Cooper and really excited about his nomination on Sunday for the Tony Awards. If schedules permits she will be there to support him," the insider adds.
Cooper and Shayk first sparked romance rumors about a month and a half ago when they attended Broadway's Finding Neverland together. Just two weeks ago a source told E! News of the duo, "Their chemistry is crazy when they are together. They can't keep their hands off of each other."
We can't wait to see their first red carpet pic!
Leo DiCaprio parties with Kelly Rohrbach in the HamptonsAfter Kevin Connolly admitted that Leo DiCaprio gets the most action in his circle of friends, charmingly dubbed the “P?-?-?-?y Posse,” Leo enjoyed a weekend in the Hamptons with Sports Illustrated “Rookie of the Year” model Kelly Rohrbach.
The duo, spotted getting close at LA club 1Oak back in April, took a seaplane out east with a group of friends including the club’s owner, Richie Akiva.
The actor’s group rented a $5,000-a-night, six-bed mansion in Wainscott. On Sunday, the posse dined in the back room at East Hampton favorite Nick & Toni’s. DiCaprio was casual in jeans, an orange sweater and tweed cap.
“There were two blondes and one brunette next to him,” said an onlooker.
Which Supermodel Was Impossible to Work With? Isaac Mizrahi Is SpillingBeing one of the hottest designers of the ’90s (you remember the ’90s, right? When supermodels ruled the runway?), Isaac Mizrahi has worked with his fair share of leggy divas. And he just revealed the most troublesome of them all (hint: you aren’t going to be shocked).
In the upcoming episode of Bravo’s Fashion Queens, airing May 31, he spills on the one model who was a nightmare to work with. “Well, they all had their sort of difficulties,” he shares. “I would say Naomi [Campbell] was not the easiest girl to work with.”
The reason? You never knew if she was going to show up for, oh, you know, the runway show itself.
“You would do these long fittings on her, right. I promise you for hours, fitting, and she was very conscientious,” he explains. “I guess if she had fun at the fitting, she liked the clothes, she would show up to the show,” he explains. But Mizrahi never knew for sure until the last possible minute. “The day of the show I was a mess backstage,” he says. “If she didn’t like the clothes, things would end up very differently. Someone would come in advance and say, ‘Oh, sorry, Naomi’s not coming.’ "
Considering he was the king of the design world, and she, the queen of the catwalk in the ’90s, there were definitely positive aspects of their relationship. “She just had to show up and it was perfect.”
The full episode of Fashion Queens airs on Bravo May 31 at 10 p.m.
Model Chanel Iman Makes Screen Debut in Cannes Hip-Hop Film Dope: 'I've Always Prayed That I'd Be Here Promoting a Film'Take it from Chanel Iman: There are worse things than having your prayers answered in Cannes.
"I always come here for vacation, but to come back here promoting my own film is the coolest thing," the model-turned-actress told PEOPLE, as she celebrated the international premiere of her debut film, Dope, at the Cannes Film Festival last week. "I've always prayed that I'd be here one day on the carpet promoting a film."
Iman stars alongside Zoë Kravitz and The Grand Budapest Hotel's Tony Revelori in the comedy-drama, about a couple of nerds who get into trouble when they attend an underground party in Los Angeles. The film's Cannes screening built on the buzz it generated earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
"It's an achievement for me, so I'm very proud," the 24-year-old said of her first big-screen role. In the film, she plays "wild, young-spirited" Lily – a character, she says, who "is very edgy, and it was definitely a challenge to play her because I'm nothing like that.
The key to nailing her performance? Iman didn't "overthink things" and "just went for it," she explained.
That edginess also extended to Iman's red-carpet looks for Cannes. The actress dazzled in a plunging Zuhair Murad Couture gown at the amfAR Gala, making her one of the evening's best dressed.
Her secret to looking red-carpet-ready? "It's all about the makeup."
SightingChristie Brinkley with her kids Sailor, Jack and Alexa Ray at a Surf Lodge bash for Ben Watts’ book “Montauk Dreaming”.
Naomi Campbell jumps on board of Topshop owner's yachtAfter a night of partying in a château near Nice for her 45th birthday, Naomi Campbell boarded Sir Philip Green’s yacht Lionheart to watch the Monaco Grand Prix, spies tell us.
The Topshop owner was also seen rubbing elbows at sea with One Direction’s Liam Payne and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.
We hear that Jean Pigozzi arrived in Monaco from his Villa Dorane in Cap d’Antibes via speedboat to photograph Lewis Hamilton in the pits at the race for a fashion spread.
Pigozzi also shot Hamilton days earlier at his villa’s pool.
Meanwhile, Hamilton also was keeping company on his own yacht with Kendall Jenner, sparking rumors of a blossoming relationship, and her pals Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Naomi Campbell rings in 45 at star-studded party in FranceNaomi Campbell celebrated her 45th birthday at a private château in France on Saturday night, with guests including Leo DiCaprio, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Nina Agdal, Jourdan Dunn and Adrien Brody.
Spies said Campbell appeared at her bash at the historic castle near Nice at midnight, and a wall of her many magazine covers from Vogue to Time greeted guests. DiCaprio hung close with Sports Illustrated swimsuit beauty Agdal, we hear.
Also partying among 200 of Campbell’s close friends: designers Dean and Dan Caten, Ron Burkle, Vikram Chatwal and Aman Resorts’ Omar Amanat.
We’re told the celebration went past dawn on Sunday morning.
Cara Delevingne to Weight Critics: 'Don't Hire Me'Cara Delevingne isn’t like most supermodels. Yes, she’s drop-dead gorgeous and can command a catwalk, but she doesn’t want to be known as just another “pretty face” on the runway. She wants to carve her own career path on her own terms.
The 22-year-old star, who fronts major campaign ads for high-fashion labels including Chanel, Burberry, Mulberry (she even designed her own line of handbags for the brand), Topshop, DKNY and more, has her heart set on a new adventure in her career: acting. But the road to the big screen has been a bumpy one, she confessed in a recent interview with WSJ. magazine.
“I basically gave up on acting, because trying to get an agent was impossible. Everyone said, ‘You’re just a model,'” she told the mag. “Once I had my mind set that I was going to do this modeling thing, I really wanted to beat it, if that makes sense. Win it."
After guidance and pep talk from her close friend Rihanna, (who told her, “Everything happens for a reason. You are going to call me back up in a week or two, and you are going to say to me, ‘You are right.'”), things began to fall into place for Delevingne. She landed the lead role in Paper Towns, a film based on John Green’s novel, which hits theaters July 24.
As for her modeling career, Delevingne explained it’s very frustrating and at times disheartening to work in an industry that’s all about your appearance. “It’s horrible living in a world where I’ll get a call from someone saying, ‘So-and-so says you were partying a lot and you were looking this way and you need to lose weight,'” she said. “It makes me so angry. If you don’t want to hire me, don’t hire me.”
But above all else, no matter what she ends up doing — whether that be modeling, acting or singing (remember when her and Pharrell collaborated on a beautiful duet in Karl Lagerfeld’s Reincarnation?) — she wants to do it right. “I want to prove that you can be anything you want to be,” she said. “I love working, and I love what I do. If I f— it up now, it’s all my fault.”
Naomi Campbell planning lavish birthday bash in FranceSupermodel and “Empire” star Naomi Campbell is throwing her 45th birthday party this weekend at a private château in the South of France in a glamorous continuation of the Cannes Film Festival celebrations.
Campbell has rented a sprawling château near Cannes for Saturday night’s lavish bash. She’s been planning the party with electric race-car team owner Bert Hedaya — a wealthy scion who we are told is Naomi’s current boyfriend — and art dealer Joe Nahmad, sources exclusively tell Page Six.
The party is also a “getting out” celebration of sorts for billionaire art dealer Helly Nahmad, who served five months in jail for running a celeb-studded, $100 million gambling ring and has just been released from house arrest.
His lawyer, Ben Brafman, confirmed Helly, who runs the Nahmad Gallery at the Carlyle Hotel, had been “approved by the c?ourt for international travel” for the first time.
Others expected at Campbell’s bash — now an annual celeb-heavy event in Cannes — include Leo DiCaprio, Sean “Diddy” Combs, oil heir Brandon Davis, nightlife guru Richie Akiva, and fellow top models including Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Gigi Hadid.
The château boasts multiple bedrooms, landscaped grounds and terraces with views of the Alps and neighboring countryside right down to the sea. Preparations are being made for a large dinner and dancing well into the night. But Naomi’s appropriately petulant publicist Abi O’Donnell yelled at Page Six, “What the f–k?” when we politely asked about the party.
Campbell is known for her opulent events, including the extravaganza she threw in 2012 for her then-boyfriend Vladimir Doronin’s 50th birthday by renting the entire 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India.
The model, who plays temptress Camilla in Lee Daniels’ hit drama “Empire,” has recently been shooting scenes for the much-anticipated second season of the Fox show.
Victoria's Secret Model Josephine Skriver Talks About Being an "IVF Kid," Growing Up With Gay Dad and MomJosephine Skriver's life has always been unconventional and not just because she's a Victoria's Secret supermodel.
The 22-year-old native of Denmark, who has also walked runways for top fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Gucci, was conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and both of her parents are gay. And of the opposite sex. Who were strangers.
"When people look at me and know that I'm an IVF kid, I hope to see a person, I hope to see a human being just like anyone else," Josephine told i-D magazine in an interview published this week. You get so many, like, 'She's not made the natural way, she shouldn't even be here.' But I'm not a science experiment. I'm not synthetic. I am a real human being. I am just as real as you are."
IVF and artificial insemination are often the only ways for a woman to get pregnant. Infertility afftects about 12 percent of women of childbearing age and more than seven percent of men, according to the CDC. In March, Dolce & Gabbana founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana drew controversy when they criticized such methods of conception, with the latter calling babies born as a result of them "synthetic," as well as same-sex parenting.
"I had a mom, who back in the day was gay," she said. "From the moment she was a kid, from the moment she knew about kids, she wanted to be a mom. So in Denmark, in '92, there was this newsletter for the whole LGBTQ community and my mom just put an ad in there and was like, 'I want to bring a kid into this world. Does anyone want to be part of that?' She got a few replies and the first one actually turned out to be my dad!"
Josephine said that at the time, the man who would become her father was about to marry his now-husband.
"I didn't like the term 'Stepmom' or 'Stepdad' because it always felt like something bad from the Disney movies," she told i-D. "So we came up with our own word and called it 'Bonus Mom'...I grew up with a mom and a dad and a bonus set of parents."
Josephine also has a younger brother, Oliver Skriver. She told the magazine that the whole family gets together for birthdays and big holidays.
Josephine said that when she was a kid, she didn't consider her upbringing to be "that different" and that her parents were "super open about it." It wasn't until she began working overseas as a model that she really became to experience intolerance. She also said she has received mean comments on social media.
"You get so many, like, 'That's disgusting,' 'That's gross,' 'I feel bad for you,' 'Oh my God, I can't even believe it," Josephine said. "It comes from a place I don't understand."
The model was recently made a celebrity ambassador for the Family Equality Council and it's Outspoken Generation Program, which aims to raise awareness about LGBTQ families.
"I just hope that one day the concept of 'family' will mean a lot more than the traditional straight couple, with two kids and a house with a white picket fence," she told i-D. "For me, family is a group of people bound by love! Love is what makes a family!"
Irina Shayk Parties with Leonardo DiCaprio in Cannes Without Bradley CooperLooks like Bradley Cooper's good pal approves of his new love interest Irina Shayk.
The Victoria's Secret model was seen enjoying the party scene at the Gotha Club during the Cannes Film Festival with Cooper's longtime friend Leonardo DiCaprio on Monday night – sans Cooper, according to sources.
DiCaprio and Shayk appeared to be very comfortable together as they shared a laugh during the late-night outing.
But PEOPLE has learned that the close talking was nothing to raise an eyebrow over and Shayk was simply talking to DiCaprio.
Cooper, who has been busy promoting his new film Aloha, was last seen sharing a steamy kiss with Shayk in London on May 13.
Bill Cosby Sued By Janice Dickinson -- He's a Liar and a RapistJanice Dickinson has just sued Bill Cosby, claiming he flat-out lied when his teamed claimed she made up the story that he drugged and raped her.
Dickinson has said Cosby drugged her in Lake Tahoe in 1982 and then when she was unconscious, penetrated her vaginally and anally. Janice took a pic of Cosby in a robe in the room where she claims the rape occurred.
The statute of limitations has long since run, but Dickinson says she has a fresh claim after Cosby's team released a statement saying she had fabricated the story.
So now Dickinson is suing Cosby for defamation and emotional distress. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, she's asking for unspecified damages.
We reached out to Cosby's team ... so far no word back.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk's Romance Is "Heating Up," Twosome Has "Crazy" Chemistry When TogetherSorry ladies, but Bradley Cooper is really digging his new girlfriend!
Less than a month after the A-list actor and Irina Shayk sparked romance rumors after attending Broadway's Finding Neverland together, things between the pair are definitely "heating up."
"They have been spending lots of time together these past few weeks and have had many date nights," a source revealed exclusively to E! News. "Their chemistry is crazy when they are together. They can't keep their hands off of each other."
Just last week, the twosome couldn't help but display some serious PDA while kissing in the streets of New York City. In fact, they were more than happy to walk hand-in-hand after one of their late-night dinners.
"Bradley thinks Irina is stunning but also such a sweet woman with a great heart," our source shared. "Irina is really impressed with how down to earth Bradley is and really easy to be around."
The insider continued, "She also thinks he is such a hardworking, talented actor. They have great conversation and so many laughs when they are hanging out."
What could be the cherry on top to this growing romance is the fact that everyone close to them "likes their dynamic together."
This week, Bradley and Irina have traveled to Europe for separate reasons.
The model is busy with business while her new man is promoting his latest film Aloha with Emma Stone. But according to our source, the chance of these two meeting up in the near future is very likely.
"Friends of theirs would not be surprised if things got serious," our insider shared. "Bradley and Irina are just relaxing and enjoying each other."
SightingsVeronica Webb and Kelly Rutherford at Lyss Stern’s Mom Moguls event
Linda Evangelista turns 50 in styleLinda Evangelista celebrated her 50th birthday with fashionable friends at Harlow on Saturday night.
Guests included Marc Jacobs, stylists Lori Goldstein and Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele and makeup artist Pat McGrath. Also at the bash was notoriously private photographer Steven Meisel — who made sure to duck down behind Jacobs when a photo was snapped of the group.
Evangelista — who once famously said in her prime she wouldn’t “get out of bed for less than $10,000” — still looked worth every penny at the Met Gala.
Joan Smalls Was Bullied for Her "Awkward-Looking" Model Body in School-Get the Scoop!Supermodel and Lucky cover star Joan Smalls wasn't immune to bullying about her looks when she was younger, if you can believe it. (We know: What?!)
"I was so awkward-looking—tall, super skinny, gangly. The boys at school made fun of me," Joan told the magazine in her May 2015 cover feature. "But I'd see [models] on TV and I'd think, Oh, they have my same body type."
The Puerto Rican beauty drew inspiration from catwalk queens Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Christie Brinkley as a teenager, first learning about their journeys to supermodeldom by watching E! True Hollywood Story: "I'd just watch the show and be glued to the screen," she said. "I couldn't even imagine—these were women who got to travel the world. It just seemed so alluring."
The model moved to New York from Puerto Rico in 2007, and just three years later found herself starring in Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy show (her unique bleached brow look would be one of the most memorable beauty statements of the season).
Joan's a full-fledged success in 2015: She even partnered with True Religion this year on a 16-piece collection featuring denim, satin skinnies and crop tops.
All the better, really, because we're obsessed with the model's street style, too. (Joan isn't one to shy from mall bargain buys, by the way—she was even wearing Zara jeans while being interviewed.)
"I love to mix high and low," she said. "It's the best when you have on something inexpensive and someone goes, ‘Oh my God, who made that?'" That's usually our first thought when we see what Joan's wearing on the streets during fashion week!
In the future for the 26-year-old? Becoming a one name wonder (and sharp businesswoman) like Gisele Bundchen and Cindy Crawford.
"I feel like a good amount of women have used modeling as a platform. People like Gisele and Cindy. And I think that's really cool, not only for models but for women. It shows that you can have a voice and a say. You can have a brand and be your own boss. It's empowering," she said.
Lucky's May 2015 issue is on newsstands now.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk spotted making out after Met GalaBradley Cooper and Irina Shayk tried to keep a low profile at the Met Gala on Monday night — but hours later, the pair was “making out” in a dark corner at Rihanna’s afterparty “till 3 or 4 in the morning,” sources tell Page Six.
We reported exclusively that last month Cooper and Shayk were spotted on a date at a Broadway show, and the pair was then together after the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. On Monday, the movie star and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model (both newly single) arrived separately to Anna Wintour’s Met Gala — then also left apart.
But by early Tuesday, the two were seen getting hot and heavy at Richie Akiva’s Up & Down nightclub, where Rihanna hosted her private afterparty.
Spies said the pair at first were “hanging out in a close group” with Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. Also at the club, dancing in one group, were Rihanna, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Riccardo Tisci and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing. Then “Diddy got in there, Miley [Cyrus] got in there, then Jennifer Lawrence. It was insane. It was a dance-party circle of superstardom,” said a spy. Madonna’s daughter Lourdes also joined in “till the lights came on.” Justin Bieber narrowly missed his ex Selena Gomez and was spotted hanging with Kendall Jenner and Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Cooper and Shayk then slipped downstairs into “the karaoke room,” where “they were making out .?.?. they were very close all night.”
Rihanna had changed out of her showstopping Met Gala dress into a black outfit with a see-through top (see below) for her D’Ussé Cognac and Armand de Brignac-sponsored bash.
Spies said that before she walked the gala dinner’s red carpet in her yellow frock with immense flowing train by Chinese couture designer Guo Pei, she’d pulled up to a Chinese restaurant for takeout. At 5 p.m., her car pulled up to Philippe restaurant on East 60th Street and was delivered salt and pepper calamari, chicken fried rice, sea bass, filet mignon and green prawns.
We assume she shared with her entourage.
Rihanna’s Up&Down party was also catered by Philippe, which decorated the bash with oversize Chinese takeout containers.
Chrissy Teigen says she'd 'totally' be a prison chefShe may be a celebrated swimsuit model, but Chrissy Teigen wouldn’t mind slipping on a lunch-lady hairnet to cook in the big house.
“I watch a lot of ‘Lockup’ and I always say, I would totally be the prison chef,” Teigen told The Post’s Kirsten Fleming at the Wellness in the Schools gala Tuesday.
“There is something about compartmentalized food that I love. I grew up on TV dinners — Hungry Man and Kid Cuisines. I still eat them,” admits the beauty. She was attending the 10th anniversary for the foundation, which teaches nutrition to schoolchildren with food labs and exercise programs.
Teigen, who says Rihanna’s gold Guo Pei cape at the Met Gala was “what the ball should be,” was joined at the Wellness in the Schools bash by her husband, John Legend, and chefs Bill Telepan and Josh Capon.
Charlotte McKinney on what it's like to work with David SpadeCharlotte McKinney says David Spade used cue cards on set of their film “Joe Dirt 2.”
The model star of Carl’s Jr. Super Bowl ad admits dyslexia makes it hard for her to learn her lines. “I’m dyslexic, so when I’m reading stuff it takes me longer to catch on, and I have to read it over,” she told us on Wednesday. “Sometimes it’s better if I just hear it.”
But she said former “SNL” comic Spade “uses a teleprompter the whole time. He’s always reading off of stuff. I look over and there’s a lady holding a cue card!”
We Hear...That Chrissy Teigen and Carol Alt picked out Strap-its by designer Julie Karlitz at the City Harvest Benefit.
Kendall Jenner: 'You Have No Idea How Many Doors Closed on Me'Kendall Jenner may have crossed the supermodel threshold, but getting respect in the industry was no easy feat for the young star. Now, Kendall is opening up about her early modeling days, her validating Calvin Klein endorsement and more in a new interview with V magazine.
Kendall poses for photographer Steven Klein in the latest issue of V, wearing sporty looks from Calvin Klein. And the 19-year-old star says collaborating with the tastemaker was a an incredible experience. It also was a bit dangerous.
“He is such an intensely talented person but he is cool and actually quite hilarious to work with,” she shares. “We have some sort of telepathic mojo. This shoot was particularly fun because he brought his three Great Danes. They’re huge and one of them even slightly bit my head, that’s how gigantic he was! My head’s okay though. Any chance that I can work with animals, I’m in.”
She also explains that getting her foothold in the modeling world was a struggle.
“You have no idea how many doors closed on me and how many adults were either initially reluctant to take a chance working with me or who outright laughed at me behind my back,” she explains. “It was kind of hard because all I was doing was going on go-sees, trying my best to break into this business as a teenager. I am so grateful to Marc Jacobs, Riccardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld, and Katie Grand, who took a chance on me that first season and gave me an opportunity. My parents taught me that work ethic is one of the most important keys in life, and I believe it.”
As for her latest major campaign with Calvin Klein (she’s the face of the brand’s new #mycalvins denim series), Kendall says she’s always been a fan of the iconic label.
“The first campaign that I recall was with Kate Moss and Marky Mark,” she says. “Probably the most iconic jeans ad ever.”
And she adds that it will take a while to get used to seeing herself (in her Calvins) on the Sunset strip.
“This will be my first billboard on Sunset, which I’m ecstatic about,” she gushes. “It’s really humbling, and honestly, I am a pretty shy person, but being part of the Calvin campaign and seeing myself up there will be a dream come true. I might have to eat every night at the Chateau Marmont with that hanging over my shoulder. ‘Oh yeah, that little thing? I didn’t notice.'”
Read more from Kendall’s interview here and in the new issue of V out May 7.
Denise Bidot Talks Plus-Size Modeling: 'When the Clothes Change, the Women Change'Denise Bidot has been a successful plus-size model for the past eight years, but her career – which has included major ad campaigns and shows in New York Fashion Week – actually began by chance.
"I just got lucky to be at the right place at the right time," she tells PEOPL