Stars including Kate Moss, Courtney Love and Bobby Gillespie have all donned Pussy Riot's signature masks to film a protest video in support of the gay community in Russia. The project in support of Amnesty International features a collection of short films in which a celebrity participant is shown wearing a black balaclava, in the style of the Russian punk stars. At the end of the footage, they pull the mask from their face to reveal their identity.
Moss, Love and Gillespie all filmed clips, along with actor Colton Haynes, models Liberty Ross and Erin O'Connor, and members of the fashion industry including milliner Philip Treacy and designer Gareth Pugh, who helped put the project together with celebrity snapper Nick Knight.
A statement about the project reads, "Pugh and Amnesty International (have joined the) fight against the prejudice and violence directed towards the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community in Russia. Pugh and longtime collaborator Nick Knight... asked respected figures from across the fashion community... to demonstrate their opposition to homophobia by participating in striking 20-second short videos."
Russian officials have come under fire in recent months over the country's stance on gay rights and members of all-female rock collective Pussy Riot have been vocal opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
British model Liberty Ross and music mogul Jimmy Iovine went all out for their Christmas party by enlisting Mary J. Blige to sing carols to revellers. Blige serenaded Ross and the Interscope co-founder, along with guests including Tom Hanks, Dr. Dre, Sean Comb, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale at the bash in Los Angeles.
Mary J. Blige, Grace Jones and Boy George rubbed shoulders with the fashion crowd in London on Tuesday (19Nov13) at the launch of an exhibition in honour of tragic style journalist Isabella Blow. The stars descended on the U.K. capital's Somerset House, where Blow's outlandish outfits are on display.
The collection was purchased by socialite Daphne Guinness after the style icon's suicide in 2007, and heavily features pieces by her protegee Alexander McQueen, who also took his own life in 2010.
Guinness says, "The decision to put Isabella's wardrobe on display was a natural progression; it felt like what she would have wanted. I bought the collection because I couldn't bear for it to be dispersed; it was her life's work - her legacy. What better way of celebrating that legacy than allowing the world to view it?"
British royal Princess Beatrice, designer Jasper Conran, model Liberty Ross and Bond girl Gemma Arterton also attended the glamorous launch event. The exhibition runs until March (14).
Disgraced filmmaker Rupert Sanders has signed on to direct a new biopic about French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte. The Snow White and the Huntsman director has been hired by Warner Bros. executives to take charge of the project, titled Napoleon.
Sanders, who began his career as a commercials director, made his big screen debut with last year's (12) adaptation of the fairytale classic, which grossed more than $396 million worldwide.
He made headlines when he was caught romancing his leading lady Kristen Stewart. The affair ended his marriage to model/actress Liberty Ross.
Model and actress Liberty Ross reminded her cheating ex what he's missing when she stepped out on the red carpet at the MOCA Awards in Beverly Hills on Wednesday (06Nov13) wearing a see-through dress and no bra. The sexy star wowed photographers as she rocked a sheer black dress that left her breasts and nipples exposed and flaunted her body for the cameras.
Ross is now estranged from moviemaker husband Rupert Sanders, who was caught in a clinch with his Snow White & The Huntsman leading lady Kristen Stewart in a car park last year (12).
The mother-of-two recently opened up to Vanity Fair magazine about her husband's cheating scandal, revealing, "It was horrible. It was really the worst."
Ross filed for divorce from Sanders in January (13) and is currently dating music mogul Jimmy Iovine. She told Vanity Fair she feels she's currently experiencing a rebirth.
Model and actress Liberty Ross has opened up about her husband Rupert Sanders' 2012 fling with Kristen Stewart, revealing it was the worst ordeal to go through. Sanders was photographed kissing his Snow White & the Huntsman leading lady in a car park, prompting both him and the actress to come forward and own up about their secret romance.
The truth subsequently caused the break-up of his marriage and Stewart's relationship with Robert Pattinson.
Ross reveals she found out about the affair hours before the photographs were made public, telling Vanity Fair magazine, "It was horrible. It was really the worst. I have no words to describe what we went through. But I think, for me, something always has to completely die for there to be a rebirth. And I feel like I'm going through a rebirth."
She reveals she called on a friend to help her avoid the media storm following the publication of the kissing photos and her husband's confession, adding, "I was able to be there (friend's home) completely secluded. I tried to keep as far away from it as I could and to understand that this is my family and it's the most precious thing to me."
Ross admits Sanders wanted to reconcile, but she was not keen on the idea.
She explains, "I'm not a quitter. I've done everything I could to be the perfect wife and mother and really support my husband. But I just didn't have any more to give. We were together for 16 years, and that, in itself, is really beautiful. And we've created two exceptional lives (children) together."
Ross filed for divorce in January (13) and has been dating record executive Jimmy Iovine.
Stewart and Pattinson reconciled after the cheating scandal, but split for good earlier this year (13).
Kristen Stewart has struck up a romance with Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Pitt following her split from Robert Pattinson, according to a U.K. report. In May (13), reports suggested the Twlight stars had called off their relationship for good, less than a year after Stewart admitted to an "indiscretion" with director Rupert Sanders last July (12), and now the actress has been linked to Pitt.
Editors at Britain's The Sun report the pair met at Paris Fashion Week in France last month (Jun13) and became close.
A source tells the publication, "Kristen's not over Rob but she's getting there and Michael's helping her through it. She vowed to throw herself into work and be single this summer. But when she met Michael last week, they hit it off. They both hate the spotlight and are smart bookworm types."
Stewart issued a public apology to Pattinson after her involvement with Sanders was exposed last summer (12) and the pair was said to have reconciled. The ordeal ended Sanders' relationship with wife Liberty Ross.
Rupert Sanders, the filmmaker who wrecked his marriage to model/actress Liberty Ross by falling for Kristen Stewart on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman, has signed on to direct the movie adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's thriller The Kill List.
Twilight couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have called off their romance, according to a U.S. report. The Hollywood stars have decided to go their separate ways after three years of dating, reports People magazine.
The split news comes after Pattinson allegedly pulled out of celebrating his 27th birthday on 13 May (13) with Stewart, who is said to have planned a party for him.
Just days before the British hunk's birthday, the pair appeared to be going strong as they partied together after the Costume Institute Gala in New York on 8 May (13) and they also flew back to Los Angeles at each other's side on 8 May (13).
Their on/off relationship has been dogged by scandal - the actress stunned fans after admitting to an "indiscretion" with director Rupert Sanders last July (12). The ordeal ended Sanders' relationship with wife Liberty Ross and led Stewart to issue a public apology to Pattinson.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart proved their relationship is firmly back on track following last summer's (12) cheating scandal by attending California's Coachella Festival together on Saturday (13Apr13). The actress admitted to an "indiscretion" with director Rupert Sanders and the Twilight couple briefly split. The scandal ended Sanders' relationship with wife Liberty Ross, who has filed for divorce.
Married 2002; Sanders directed Ross in his feature debut "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012); He cheated on her with "Snow White and the Huntsman" star Kristen Stewart August 2012; Ross filed for divorce Jan. 25, 2013