Model-turned-actress Brooke Shields has teamed up with MAC cosmetics bosses to create her own make-up collection. The Blue Lagoon star, 49, landed the project after a chance run-in with the firm's senior vice president and creative director James Gager, and now her Icon range will hit retailers in October (14).
Shields, who is famous for her styled brows, really got involved in the research and development process to ensure the products, which include eyeshadows, lipsticks, nail polishes and mascaras, were something she would want to purchase for herself.
She tells WWD.com, "I went through all of my make-up, opened it all up, looked at it all and started to decide what of each product I loved - whether it was from MAC or some obscure brand I got on a shoot in Japan. So many times you get asked to 'create' something, but it ends up being, 'Put your face on this'. I got to run with this, and I loved every detail of it."
Shields isn't the first celebrity to launch her own MAC range - Lady Gaga, Lorde, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna have all worked with the company on their own collections in recent years.
Brooke Shields is set to lift the lid on her controversial relationship with her mother in a new book. The actress/model shot to fame as a child star under the guidance of her mum Teri, who managed her daughter and helped her land provocative jobs including a role as a young prostitute in 1978 film Pretty Baby and a series of sexy Calvin Klein adverts as a teen.
Teri faced criticism for allowing her young daughter to tackle such controversial work, and Shields is now planning to put her side of the story in print in a new book.
She tells America's Social Life Magazine, "The reason I wanted to write the book is not to say: 'You didn't understand: She was the best mother in the world'. I'm not holding her up on a pedestal, nor am I painting her as a villain or a victim... You know what's so funny about a lot of the things that they (the critics) were pushing back on her for? Those things were the least of my worries. I was exploited? I was in school full time... Seriously, the opportunities I had... I wasn't worried about what they were saying... We would go to (famed New York nightclub) Studio 54 together, but I would be home by 11."
Modelling mogul Eileen Ford has died at the age of 92, according to reports. She is believed to have passed away on Wednesday (09Jul14), but no further details were available as WENN went to press.
A number of stars took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the Ford Models founder, including British beauty Erin O'Connor, who tweeted, "Eileen Ford you were like a grandmother to me not to mention mentor. I owe you my career. An indomitable force. RIP dear friend."
Ford set up the iconic modelling agency in New York City in 1946 along with her husband Jerry, and it soon became one of the most successful in the business.
The agency has represented supermodels including Elle Macpherson, Christy Turlington, Jerry Hall, Stephanie Seymour, Christie Brinkley and Twiggy, and actresses including Brooke Shields, Kim Basinger, Courteney Cox, Lindsay Lohan and Sharon Stone.
The books have also boasted Emily Ratajkowski, the star of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video, Israeli beauty Bar Refaeli, and even Martha Stewart, who modelled in her 20s during the 1960s.
Ford ran the agency for 50 years before retiring.
Former Nip/Tuck star Julian Mcmahon has wed again. The actor exchanged vows with his long-term girlfriend, actress and model Kelly Paniagua, in Lake Tahoe, California over the weekend (28Jun14).
The couple has been together for 11 years.
McMahon has been married twice before - his ex-wives are fellow Australian Dannii Minogue and actress Brooke Burns.
The actor has a 13-year-old daughter, called Madison, from his marriage to Burns.
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When NBC released the gag reel from Hannibal's first breathtaking season, we were relieved to see the ensemble — especially Hugh Dancy, turning in a deeply unsettling performance as a profiler losing his grip on reality — laughing and goofing around. So, let's just say we're eager to get our hands on some behind-the-scenes footage of Michael Pitt putting in the hours as Mason Verger, a sadistic creep the likes of which Hannibal and Hannibal have never seen before.
It's almost impossible to picture Pitt, an actor with zero self-consciousness and 100 percent commitment, chuckling with his castmates or dropping four-letter-words after a failed take. He's a former teen idol, having romanced Michelle Williams back in the day on Dawson's Creek. He's a muscian with his own band. He's even been the face of Prada. But something about Pitt wholly defies the Hollywood scene as we know it. He disappears completely into roles — from ill-fated Jimmy on Boardwalk to Hedwig's lover in Hedwig and the Angry Inch to a preppy psychopath in Funny Games — and from the public eye in between them.
And all these qualities made him the perfect choice to embody Mason, a character adapted for the series from the Thomas Harris source material. Hannibal has gotten away with some of the most terrifyingly beautiful fever dreams ever shown on network TV, and Pitt melded flawlessly into that world. Verger is just as twisted as the show's namesake, but in a way that Hannibal finds "rude." And we know what he does to those he finds... uncouth. From his first appearance — wild-haired and clutched a piglet in a blanket — to his last — high on psychotics, feeding pieces of his own face to Will's beloved rescue dogs, Pitt was captivating and unnerving. Just what the doctor ordered.
Actress Brooke Burns was involved in a nasty car accident in Los Angeles on Thursday (08May14). The former Melrose Place star was driving her BMW near Universal Studios when the vehicle collided with a Toyota Matrix.
Police and fire units arrived at the scene, but no one was taken to hospital.
Photos show a shocked Burns being consoled by a passer-by while sitting on the kerb.
The hood of the Burns' car was badly mangled, and the vehicle had to be towed away from the scene, according to TMZ.com.
Charlie Sheen is free to wed his porn star fiancee Brett Rossi now she's officially divorced. The actor proposed to the adult actress in February (14), when she was still legally married to estranged husband John Ross, who filed for divorce last summer (Jul13).
The marriage officially ended on 23 April (14), and now Sheen and his bride-to-be are planning a November (14) wedding, according to sources.
The actor has been married three times before - he divorced his last wife, Brooke Mueller, in 2011.
Actress and TV personality Brooke Burke Charvet has walked away from a minor car accident after crashing her vehicle into a fence in Calabasas, California. The former Dancing With the Stars co-host lost control of her Maserati early on Wednesday (02Apr14) and rammed into a chain link barrier, causing mild damage to her luxury car, according to TMZ.com.
She passed a field sobriety test, which had been administered by police officers who arrived on the scene, and the star, who is not believed to have been injured, has since taken to Twitter.com to share the news of her accident.
She writes, "Rough morning. Accident on my wAy 2 work (sic). Tons of cops & of course photogs (sic)... Poor Mazeratti (sic) ..yes I was sober".
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Sex and the City is an important part of television history. It opened up a dialogue about sex, gave a voice to female sexuality and female professionals, and made the Cosmo the drink of the single lady. It has inspired fashion, slang, and even influenced television. Along with Golden Girls, Sex and the City has established a genre of television series. Now, shows about girlfriends defined by four specific archetypes, conversations around a table, and the female friend family unit are popular.
Here is a ranking of some of the best and least inspired shows that give a wink and a nod to Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda.
It’s hard to deny this show is influenced by the popular Sarah Jessica Parker series. The opening sequence for this Kelsey Grammer produced sitcom is enough to make it seem like a rip-off of the show, but this comedy is so much more. The characters are similar to the archetypes of SATC but they are also full-fledged characters. Tracee Ellis Ross plays the queen bee of the group but she is also a lawyer and not as romantically savvy. The show takes the best parts of SATC and pushes them further. It show empowered professional women, the bonds of friendship, while introducing more race, social issues, and opening up more of a dialogue about feminism.
The popular and polarizing Lena Dunham series managed to hold onto the worst parts of SATC and still make an interesting and rich show. Some of the most frustrating parts of the original HBO series were when the women avoided clear communication and reacted impulsively at the detriment to their relationships. It also is a little tough to stomach a series about opulent women who are unburdened in a city as hard as New York. And yet, Dunham’s series uses those exact elements to shine a light on being young, entitled, and neurotic in New York. Hannah offers a more emotionally unbalanced Carrie. Marnie is a more sympathetic and less type-A Miranda. Jessa shows the consequences of Samantha’s wild ways. And Shoshanna is just as funny as Charlotte.
The Carrie Diaries
This show makes no qualms about referencing SATC. It shouldn’t because it’s a prequel. A young Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) ditches high school for the big city and gets a job at Interview magazine in the 1980s. The show unnecessarily leans on the HBO series when a show about growing up in New York and 1980s nostalgia are enough to make it inherently entertaining. The addition of Lindsey Gort as Samantha is also shaking up the series for the better. However, die-hard fans will notice the major differences. They also seem to dust off SATC references in a bit of a forced kind of way.
This post-SATC series makes no qualms about its connections to the original. It stars former guest star Lucy Liu and employs designer Patricia Field. Darren Star and Candace Bushnell had dueling series at the same time. We side with Star because he’s been doing scandalous soaps for ages. This series opted more for exploring the power dynamics and social lives of high-powered businesswomen. That’s inherently more interesting, and more of a nod to feminism, than SATC. As you can tell from the scene below, it has plenty of gabbing about men, memorable slang, and friendship. It had the potential to be an upgrade to the original but was battling Brooke Shields and her brows.
This series lived and died by its casting. Brooke Shields is a viable candidate for a series about successful career women. However, the choice to cast television show killer Lindsay Price did not help. With weird names like Victory Ford and Nico Reilly and the choice to have the three women be a movie producer, fashion designer, and magazine maven seemed very contrived. At least on Melrose Place, Heather Locklear was a sexy, advertising executive. These choices killed a lot of credibility for the logic of the show and its potential for feminist leanings. Rather than going full-tilt comedy the series opted for a more serious approach to “having it all.” Paging Liz Lemon.
Actor Charlie Sheen and his ex-wife Brooke Mueller put aside their differences over the weekend (15-16Mar14) to co-host a birthday party for their twin sons. The Anger Management star and Mueller, who have been fighting for custody of Bob and Max for months, celebrated the boys' fifth birthdays at the actor's home on Saturday (15Mar14).
TMZ.com reports his other famous ex, Denise Richards, also attended the bash, despite falling out with Sheen at Christmas (13).
Richards took over guardianship of Bob and Max last year (13) when the boys' mum checked into rehab for substance abuse issues, but she had to relinquish her role months later, claiming the brothers were too unruly. She even suggested they needed counselling before handing temporary guardianship to their uncle - Mueller's brother.
But it was all one big happy family on Saturday as Sheen's exes partied with all his kids and new fiancee Brett Rossi.