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Featured Article: Tessa Thompson for Marie Claire US July 2019


Tessa Thompson is the cover star of the July 2019 issue of Marie Claire US, on newsstands June 20th.

Thompson is gearing up for the release of Men In Black: International – which hits theaters this Friday, June 14th.

Here for Marie Claire’s July issue cover story, Thompson opens up about her contract negotiations for MIB, a once-in-a-lifetime spa experience with Emma Thompson, activism, and much more. Thompson also sat down for a Pop Quiz video with MC where we learned what show she can’t miss on TV, how she made her first dollar, and what her favorite couch snack is.

On contract negotiations for MIB: When we are having the conversation around how we structure our deals, I said, ‘I understand who Chris Hemsworth is and who I am not relative to him, globally and otherwise. But in the success of the film, that changes. In success, I want equity. Because then you can’t make the same argument.”

On working with Chris Hemsworth for their second project: “like [Katharine] Hepburn and [Spencer] Tracy. We’re trying to do that old-Hollywood thing: ‘It’s us again! Still like us?”

On her spa experience with MIB co-star Emma Thompson: “Like the afterlife: just a bunch of English people in bathrobes walking around getting treatments. I was like, What is my life? I’m walking the grounds with Emma Thompson?”

On the need to create fully realized roles for actress of color: “I look at actresses that are not of color, and at the opportunities that they’re presented in terms of directors wanting to make work for them. When I look at my contemporaries of color, it’s only other artists of color that are doing that in a real, robust way.” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)

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Featured Article: Four Covers of Elle US July 2019


For the July issue, ELLE US partnered with Conservation International to celebrate and raise awareness of women making a difference in climate change—from marine biologists to supermodels.

Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Doutzen Kroes, and Anja Rubik cover the issue and Gisele shares her eco-awakening, Naomi talks about sustainable fashion choices, Doutzen shares about the work she’s doing to preserve elephant populations and Anja talks about saving our oceans—one plastic straw at a time. Photos by Chris Colls, styling by Ilona Hamer. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Nicki Minaj, here to view 2017 cover featuring Kate McKinnon, here to view 2016 covers featuring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy, here to view 2015 cover featuring Amber Heard, here to view 2014 cover featuring Anna Kendrick, here to view 2013 covers featuring Shakira, here to view 2012 covers featuring Selena Gomez, here to view 2011 cover featuring Emma Stone, here for 2010 cover with Rihanna and here for 2009 cover with Gwen Stefani.


Featured Article: Rosa Cha Fall Winter 2019 Ad Campaign


Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is photographed by Nino Munoz for the new ad campaign images of Rosa Cha and serving us bombshell to the max! The campaign is styled by Katie Mossman with makeup by Daniel Hernandez and manicurist Elisa Ferri. (source)


Featured Article: Steve Madden Spring Summer 2019 Ad Campaign


Sharif Hamza photographs the Spring Summer 2019 ad campaign images of Steve Madden under the creative direction from Matthew Ellenberger. Hair stylist and makeup artist were Braydon Nelson and Grace Ahn, manicurist Jini Lim at See Management. Casting director Ricky Michiels. (source)


Featured Article: Indya Moore for Elle US June 2019


Indya Moore stars on the June cover of ELLE US and discusses her road to fame which has been fundamentally different than your average Hollywood starlet’s. As ELLE’s first trans cover star, Indya opens up about sex trafficking, hormone therapy, and her path to FX’s Pose.

On her family’s reaction when she started displaying feminine behaviors as a child: “Because I was assigned male at birth, they expected me to be masculine or to perform the way they thought young boys should perform. And I did not. They didn’t understand. They had never experienced what it was like to have a family member who was genderqueer.”

On being sex trafficked as a teenager to obtain hormone replacement therapy: “I didn’t understand what sex trafficking was at the time. The language I knew was that they were, basically, my pimps. I was just a kid.”

On getting her role on Pose: “I just knew my life was going to change. I knew I had a chance to teach the world something that would help more people to be safe.” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Kendall Jenner, here to view 2017 cover featuring Lorde, here to view 2016 cover featuring Bella Hadid, here to view 2015 cover featuring Taylor Swift, here to view 2014 cover featuring Angelina Jolie, here to view 2013 cover featuring Kerry Washington, here to view 2012 covers featuring Kristen Stewart, here for 2011 cover with Rachel McAdams, here for 2010 cover with Kristen Stewart, and here for 2009 cover with Megan Fox.


Featured Article: Emma Roberts for Cosmopolitan US June 2019


28-year-old actress Emma Roberts is in reset mode—no more fiancé, no more attachments, no more waiting around for another person to make plans. And that’s how she likes it. Emma’s next movie after the animated film Ugly Dolls, in theaters now, is the Netflix rom-com Holidate. She’ll play a woman who reminds her of the old-school rom-com characters practically invented by her aunt Julia Roberts. She is currently filming The Hunt, then heads to Atlanta to shoot Holidate, and season 9 of American Horror Story, which she stars in, begins filming in June. The June 2019 cover of Cosmopolitan US is photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth.

Reflecting on past relationships: “I never want to talk about relationships I’m in or that are ending or have ended. It’s hard enough to be with someone by yourself, let alone with an audience. Growing up is hard. Sometimes it makes me sad that I can’t have a private moment. Because of Twitter and Instagram, there’s a whole other element where everybody can comment on what you’re doing and no one knows the real story. That’s hard… I think I know what’s true, and I know what happened in my own life and so do the people who love me and who I love.” Image courtesy of Cosmopolitan. (source)


Featured Article: Rihanna for Harper’s Bazaar US May 2019


If anyone embodies the flawless intersection between beauty and fashion, it’s Rihanna. For Harper’s BAZAAR’s May 2019 issue, the singer, fashion icon, and makeup mogul stages the ultimate one-woman show in the season’s most daring beauty looks and show-stopping couture.

Glenda Bailey, Editor in Chief of Harper’s BAZAAR, notes in her Editor’s Letter: “The incredible feat of design that is couture fashion calls for an equally impressive person to wear it. Our cover star, Rihanna, is fully up to the task. The multitalented artist, entertainer, and entrepreneur wears museum-worthy masterpieces ranging from rainbow Givenchy to embellished Chanel with a confident ease.” Image courtesy of Harper’s BAZAAR. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Gigi Hadid, here to view 2017 cover featuring Kendall Jenner, here to view 2016 cover featuring Jennifer Lawrence, here to view 2015 cover featuring Anna Ewers, here to view 2014 cover featuring Kate Moss, here to view 2013 cover featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, here to view 2012 cover featuring Penelope Cruz, here for 2011 cover with Lady Gaga, and here for 2010 cover with Gwyneth Paltrow.


Featured Article: Eva Mendes for Women’s Health US May 2019


Eva Mendes covers the May 2019 issue of Women’s Health US magazine, sharing why she stepped away from Hollywood to focus on fashion and raising her two daughters – and why her hot healthy relationship with Ryan Gosling makes her a better parent.

On looking back a few years and how she ended up with her 2- and 4-year-old kids:
“It was the furthest thing from my mind. Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him.”

On how parenting has changed her life:
“We’re just starting to get out of survival mode. I’m starting to feel like a person again.”

On getting back to exercise (a mix of mobility, stability, strength, cardio, and plyometrics moves with trainer Johana Spates) three times a week:
“I’m envious of women who enjoy working out, because I have the worst attitude about it. My vanity gets me to the gym – and obviously health reasons – but I’m kicking and screaming the whole way through.”

On watching what she eats:
“I have blood work done at least twice a year because I have high blood sugar, and high cholesterol runs in my family. I’m not squeaky-clean healthy. I have a sweet tooth, so I can’t keep anything in the house.” Images courtesy of Women’s Health. (source)


Featured Article: Crystal Renn for Issue Magazine No.26


Crystal Renn is photographed by Greg Swales for the three April 2019 covers of Issue Magazine, styled by Jorge Morales with hair and makeup by Jerome Cultrera and Deanna Melluso at See Management. Videographer Lavoisier Clemente. (source)


Featured Article: Dua Lipa for Elle US May 2019


Grammy winner Dua Lipa stars on the cover of ELLE US’ May 2019 issue and opens up about dealing with fame, the US market, not reading about herself online, and much more (the issue hits newsstands on Apr 23rd).

Grammy acceptance speech for Best New Artist: “I didn’t plan it. It just came out of my mouth. But it felt right; it was obviously shade, but at the same time, he’s spoken about it and he knows what he did.”

On the difference between the American and European audience: “They’re brutal. The trolls stateside are the worst. When I was starting out, I never remember feeling hate. Then things got big, and I felt this weird expectation of being Beyoncé already. Everything you’re doing gets looked at under a magnifying glass. People want to stunt your growth. They scrutinize you and tell you what you should look like or what you should do or ask why did you cut your hair? You constantly live in fear of not being good enough. It’s crazy; you have to be really strong.”

On not reading about herself online: “It’s this vicious cycle where you don’t want to read it, but you go looking for it, then you get yourself upset. I can’t let the opinions of others define what I feel about myself. That’s something I’m constantly telling my fans as well. Platform or no platform, musician or not, everyone’s getting bullied because everyone’s got this screen and they feel like no one can see them.” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Charlize Theron, here to view 2017 covers featuring Elsa Hosk, Bella Hadid, Maria Borges, Jasmine Tookes, Hailey Baldwin and Candice Huffine, here to view 2016 cover featuring Beyoncé, here to view 2015 cover featuring Chelsea Clinton, here to view 2014 cover featuring Miley Cyrus, here to view last 2013 featuring Adele, Rita Ora and Alicia Keys, here to view 2012 covers featuring Rihanna. Click the links to view 2011 covers featuring Gwen Stefani, Robyn, Adele, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Hudson. Click here to view 2010 cover featuring Fergie.cover with Fergie.


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