In between film premieres, press junkets, and photocalls, the attendees of the Cannes Film Festival are squeezing in a little do-gooding — and looking unbelievably stylish while doing it. The annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala brings together the best and brightest from fashion and film, and gives us the chance to see the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Naomi Campbell, Goldie Hawn, and Courtney Love in the same room. A-list actresses, designers, models, and musicians walked the red carpet to promote amfAR's crusade to end the AIDS epidemic, and as usual, they proved that you can look fabulous while supporting a good cause. Click through to see all the stunning celebrity looks.
Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham recently released "Love Will Never Do Without an Escapade," in tribute to Janet Jackson. The mash-up fuses Janet's "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" and "Escapade."
On CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Janet Jackson talked at length about her constant struggle with self-esteem and body image. The interview, which aired on Tuesday evening, is a revealing look into Janet's past and coincides with the release of her new book True You — part memoir, part advice book on dealing with the pressures surrounding body image.
Besides describing her own struggles with weight and body image, Janet gave a revealing look into the extreme lengths that celebrities endure to maintain their weight: "Some of the stories I hear . . . I'm not going to name names (but) this is the worst. Eating tissue, Kleenex, so it fills the stomach. So you're full. So you don't want another bite to eat and so that's what you eat."
Janet admits to only hearing the stories secondhand, but the idea of anyone eating tissue for weight loss is both shocking and sad. It's also a reminder of the unnecessary lengths many individuals put themselves through to look a certain way.
With award season and Fashion Week in full swing, celebrities are popping up everywhere with new hairstyles and makeup palettes. Whether you like what you see or wish they'd go back to their old styles, be sure to vote on these lovely ladies' fresh new looks.
After spending time away from the spotlight, Janet Jackson is back and looking gorgeous on Health's December cover. In the interview, Janet talks about working out, the pressures of Hollywood, and growing up in a healthy, disciplined family. Here are the highlights:
- On working out with her trainer: "You know how some people like boot camp, where someone's yelling at you? That's the biggest way to turn me off. That will make me say, 'You know what? I'm not doing this.' But Tony [her trainer] is so sweet. He knows I love sports and games, so that's how he gets me. We'll do obstacle courses."
- On what gets her motivated on the treadmill: "For a good run, I'll listen to old, funky stuff like Roger Troutman or Sly and the Family Stone — something that makes me want to move. Or I'll watch the History Channel or old, classic films."
- On eating fish again after being vegan: "My trainer is constantly in my ear about not getting enough protein, so I started eating fish. When we were growing up, all of us kids were vegetarians. No one had asked me to stop eating meat — I just noticed everyone else around me had stopped, so I followed the crew. And we were doing things like getting colonics, which was really progressive back then, being 11 years old."
- On the scrutiny celebrities get about their weight: "I think it's mean-spirited. People tend to put entertainers on pedestals. We're human beings, just like you. You may see us smiling, and whether we have money or not, we still have bills to pay, we still have our stresses. I think a lot of people want to focus on others' shortcomings to make themselves feel better. And it's a very sad thing."
Glamour magazine played hosted last night at its annual Women of the Year gala in NYC. Fergie, who looked hot in red alongside husband Josh Duhamel, was among the year's honorees, which also included the always classy Queen Rania of Jordan, Donatella Versace, Julia Roberts, Cher, and more. Hilary Swank and Janet Jackson were on hand to present a statue to Donatella. Janet shared kind words about how Donatella was close with both her and her late brother Michael, even dressing them for his memorial service. Kate, meanwhile, introduced Fergie's achievement. Fergie was in tears as she thanked her mom, sister, and husband for letting her get glamorous in their bathrooms all the time.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg handed awards to athletes Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, and Lindsey Vonn, but the crowd really went wild when Oprah Winfrey stepped out to present an honor to Julia Roberts. Oprah spoke about Julia's skills as a mom, which is fitting since the actress just created a documentary on motherhood for the daytime queen's upcoming OWN network. Stanley Tucci was last to step out to speak about the humanitarian work done by Cher, who received a plaque and flag from two wounded soldiers from The Heroes Project. It was the magazine's latest star-studded evening celebrating the accomplishments of women, after recently hosting a bash for budding directors Jessica Biel and Eva Mendes.
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There have been rumblings that For Colored Girls is director Tyler Perry's best work. If that's true, then I fear for what that says about his career as a filmmaker. The movie is based on the Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which first hit the stage in 1975. Perry's adaptation is a sloppy effort, as he has foregone any sort of updating or modernization of the 35-year-old production, choosing instead to exploit timeworn clichés to portray the dramatic lives of several African American women living in New York City.
It's a shame, because Perry has many fine actresses in his cast, like Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Kerry Washington, and Whoopi Goldberg. The movie follows them over the course of a few days, as each character endures a horrific ordeal (think rape, abortion, and physical abuse). Perry is going for a powerful, extravagantly theatrical feeling, but each story plays out like an after-school special.
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Roberto Cavalli gathered his beautiful lady friends together in France last night during Paris Fashion Week to celebrate his 40th year in business with a lavish party — check out snaps from inside the bash. Rachel Bilson was in town after a stint in Italy, celebrating both Roberto's accomplishment and her own big return to TV. Bar Refaeli was all covered up to pose on the carpet, while nearby, Heidi Klum smiled for the cameras in a shimmery gold gown. Heidi was wearing more clothes than in her scantily-clad new video with husband Seal, and it looks like she's planning to keep more covered up in the future, as she just confirmed that she's parting ways with Victoria's Secret after 13 years.
Tyler Perry has a reputation for formulaic films, but will he fare better working off someone else's material? In his ambitious For Colored Girls (an adaptation of the play), the director rounds up his go-to actresses (Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson) along with a few newbies (Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton) for a harrowing look at love and abuse. It's promising, though somewhat overwrought. Watch when you read more
Janet Jackson slipped into a metallic two-piece swimsuit to lounge outside of an Italian villa today. She kept the bottom half of her bikini body wrapped in a towel, letting her toned abs take in the Sardinia sun. Janet's still sporting the shorter hairstyle that you all seem to prefer over her longer locks, but the focus is all on her rocking body. She looked fantastic performing on the American Idol finale in May, and whatever she's doing to stay healthy these days is clearly working!
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