This Saturday (March 1), she was seen at Commes Des Garçons fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015.
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I want to take this opportunity to talk about beauty, Black beauty, dark beauty. I received a letter from a girl and I’d like to share just a small part of it with you: “Dear Lupita,” it reads, “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.”
My heart bled a little when I read those words, I could never have guessed that my first job out of school would be so powerful in and of itself and that it would propel me to be such an image of hope in the same way that the women of The Color Purple were to me.
She then went on to talk about her own struggles accepting her complexion as a young girl. The owner of the skin bleaching company mentioned in her speech, Dencia, responded via Twitter today.
Ralph Fiennes tells Jimmy Fallon about his time with Lupita as his PA on the Constant Gardener and then meeting her at the Telluride Film Festival.
He talks about other things after 2:30, so you can stop there.
Let's all call the corners for Lupita tonight, that she may rise above mediocre mayonnaise.
Also prayer circle for Chiwetel whose Oscar will definitely be stolen tonight by Matthew McConaughey
Also, go see The Wind Rises because it was amazing. It's utterly depressing that overrated garbage known as Frozen will take its Oscar.
You know she’s got the eye of the tiger and the bling of Cleopatra, but how’s Capitol’s Katy Perry doing in the marketplace?
In a word: Strong.
In the 19 weeks it’s been at retail, Perry’s PRISM has left the Top 10 only once. The album has been certified platinum both as a standalone (it’s currently at 1.2m) and in pure TEA—having furnished singles, including two #1 smashes at Pop radio—accounting for more than 10m tracks sold).( Collapse )
Troubled star of hit TV show Glee not remembered at Academy Awards ceremony
The Oscars have failed to pay tribute to Cory Monteith, the young Canadian actor whose death at the age of 31 last year shocked both the film and TV industries. The actor was not afforded any airtime in its traditional In Memoriam section.
The Calgary-born actor had a troubled adolescence, but began to find success as an actor after winning small roles in films such as Final Destination 3 and TV shows such as Smallville. His career, however, was transformed after he was cast as Finn in Glee, and the show became a massive hit. Monteith then began to make further headway in feature films, with his final role, alongside David Morse in the crime drama McCanick, premiered at the Toronto film festival in 2013.
Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, after apparently overdosing on heroin and alcohol, with the coroners office concluding his death was accidental.
My sweet prince :'(
Hot topic at Gov Ball: John Ridley not thanking Steve McQueen, who seemed to not be all that into Ridley winning screenplay. #Oscars— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) March 3, 2014
My sources attributing John Ridley-Steve McQueen cold shoulder at Oscars tonight to dispute over screenplay credit.— Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) March 3, 2014
@NikkiFinke McQueen also snubbed Ridley at the Golden Globes. I knew something was up then.— Larry Wilmore (@thelarrywilmore) March 3, 2014
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles had a friendly reunion at The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar dinner party at the Montage Hotel on March 1.
Despite being seated several tables apart, the former couple had a "friendly 10-minute chat" before the dinner. "They looked totally fine considering all their history."
Another onlooker remarked that rumors of a feud appeared to be "wide of the mark," with the couple seeming "totally cool with one another."
The ex-couple previously grabbed dinner together after the 2013 VMA Awards with mutual pal Ed Sheeran.
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Harvey Weinstein: Taylor Swift to appear on Finding Neverland soundtrack album
Harvey Weinstein has revealed that Taylor Swift will contribute music to an all-star soundtrack album for his upcoming musical Finding Neverland.
"The songs are fantastic," said Weinstein, speaking at his pre-Oscar party on March 1. "We’re going to release an album before we open in the West End."
“Finding Neverland” tells the story of the growing bonds between writer J.M. Barrie and a woman and her young boys, which became the inspiration for “Peter Pan.” The events were the subject of a 2004 film starring Johnny Depp.
Weinstein’s first major theatre project is set to debut in winter 2015 in London, followed by a production on Broadway during the 2015-16 season. He has hired Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (“Pippin”) as the director and the British musician Gary Barlow to write new songs.
Universal Music are in talks to release the soundtrack album.
Weinstein and Swift have built a solid working relationship over the past year, with Swift contributing music to the One Chance soundtrack and landing an acting role in The Giver.