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Gwyneth Paltrow Announces Her Engagement
Although actor and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow famously “consciously uncoupled” with her husband, lead singer of Coldplay Chris Martin, in 2014, it wasn’t long before she found love again. This week, Paltrow took to social media to share news of her engagement to television producer Brad Falchuk, although it is believed that they have been engaged for approximately a year already.
Victoria Beckham to Show at London Fashion Week
After ten years of unveiling her collections during New York Fashion Week, Victoria Beckham has announced that she will move her presentation to London Fashion Week for a special ten-year anniversary show in September for Spring/Summer 2019.
While her move is temporary, it does leave a pronounced gap in the NYFW schedule, which has also seen the flight of many longstanding New York brands like Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Thom Browne, and Altuzarra.
'All the Money in the World' Film Release Mired in Controversy
Director Ridley Scott’s new film All the Money in the World, a high-stakes drama about the real-life kidnapping of John Getty III, has been plagued with controversy. While it was still in production, one of its main actors, Kevin Spacey, was accused of sexual misconduct. Spacey was subsequently fired from the film and replaced by Christopher Plummer, meaning several scenes had to be re-shot.
According to an explosive report in USA Today, the film’s supporting actor, Mark Wahlberg, made an estimated $1.5 million for the re-shoot, while the film’s female star, Michelle Williams, was paid less than $1,000, a fraction of what Wahlberg made. In the midst of the Hollywood turmoil surrounding the exploitation of women, this could not have been a more crystal-clear example of the pay inequality that sees women as less valuable to studios than their male counterparts. Not a good look.
However, it was announced this morning that Wahlberg would donate the full $1.5 million to the #TimesUp campaign in Williams’ name. The man can do no wrong, ladies.
Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Sparks Rumors of a Presidential Run
Television icon and humanitarian Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday evening. During her incredibly powerful speech, she championed the importance of a free press and addressed the #MeToo movement with the story of Recy Taylor, whose assault by six Alabama men sparked Rosa Parks’ personal involvement. Her finishing thoughts went viral as she promised young women watching the speech that “a new day is on the horizon”.
Following her speech, social media was flooded with speculation that Winfrey was angling for a political run, perhaps as a direct challenger to Donald Trump in 2020. Although Winfrey has stated before that she would never seek public office, the outpouring of support she received after her Golden Globes speech apparently has her reconsidering.
Chanel Launches Beauty Instagram
Calling all beauty buffs and makeup maniacs – Chanel has finally launched its very own dedicated beauty account on Instagram, @Chanel.Beauty.
Expect to see lots of new product announcements, tips, and tricks from the brand’s Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer, Lucia Pica, who will be using the tool to convey her “singular vision, inspirations, and viewpoints.” Plus some serious #makeupinspo, of course.