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Miranda Kerr Announced As Ambassador for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation

After a long week of nude covers and racy holiday videos courtesy of Miranda Kerr, the Aussie model has made the shift to her innocent side in Sydney today as she was officially crowned ambassador of The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation.

“Women’s health is close to my heart and something I feel very passionate about, so I’m honoured to be announced as the Ambassador to The Royal Hospital for Women who have such a strong history dedicated to treating women in need,” Miranda, who met with hospital staff and patients at The Royal today, said in a release. “The level of care, compassion and ground breaking research that happens every single day at The Royal is remarkable.” 

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Watch These Women Try and Make Barbie Address Feminism

Mattel has been making some powerful moves for gender equality as of late, like its Ava DuVernay doll and including a boy in its advertising, but a new experiment proves that, when it comes down to it, Barbie really doesn’t want to talk about feminism. She’d rather talk about the important stuff, like, you know, far-shun and what she had for breakfast instead. 

Using Hello Barbie (who talks back when asked questions) as an example, the clever kids over at Buzzfeed tried, and failed, to discuss with the inanimate doll things like the pay gap, Sheryl Sandberg and the fact that the US has never had a female president. Barbie didn’t want a bar of it, deflecting the convo completely.

We get it. It’s a Barbie, for kids. She doesn’t have an encyclopaedic, feminist brain. But the video kind of perfectly exemplifies the problematic way Barbie portrays women’s values, don’t you think? Watch it for yourself above.

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Lorde, Zendaya and More Urge You to ‘Be Yourself’ In Vogue’s January 2016 Issue

 

US Vogue is celebrating individuality for its January 2016 issue, looking to 44 musicians, athletes, artist, writers, dancer and models to reinforce and commend the fact that fashion is embracing a new era of inclusion, authenticity and freedom.

From Zendaya to Lorde, Jennifer Hudson, Karlie Kloss and more, the fashion bible has put together a video about what it means to be yourself, giving the celebs a chance to open up about their own personal journeys to self-acceptance.

“I feel like I kind of discovered aspects of my identity, or really core aspects of it, through my work,” transgender model Hari Nef explained in the video, while Zendaya shared, “I think a lot of the times we look to other people for validation as to who we are.” (more…)

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Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek Land WHO’s Covetable ‘Best & Worst of 2015’ Cover

Sam Frost covers WHO for 2015 Issue

One of the best things about ending another year is looking back on all the memorable moments. The good, the bad, and the things better left in that year forever as you move onto the next. Anyone who indulges in this trip down memory lane will be a big fan of WHO‘s year-in-review issue, which this year is fronted by reality stars Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek.

Look, it’s a pretty covetable spot and we expect this to divide readers, especially when the most Googled actress of 2015, Ruby Rose, isn’t anywhere to be seen. One Facebook fan has already reacted unfavourably, commenting, “WHO …….Who the F are the two in the middle? ?????????????? Seriously.”

People can deny it all they want, but The Bachelorette truly did take over Australia this year. Heck, even fashion bible Vogue reported on it, and that’s saying something.  (more…)

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Watch: One Direction Nails Carpool Karaoke With James Corden

We’ve found a fifth member for One Direction and it’s none other than James Corden. The Late, Late Night talk show host enlisted everyone’s favorite boy band for his now-infamous Carpool Karaoke segments. And the rest is history. Corden fits right in with 1D’s incredible voices as they practice harmonies and perform hits like “Perfect,” “Drag Me Down” and “What Makes You Beautiful.” The band members even give rare glimpses into their personal lives. They encounter a fan that’s been following Liam Payne for weeks, Louis Tomlinson reveals that a random Twitter follower brought milk to his house after he tweeted about it, and in a game of “Sleep With, Marry, Cruise,” Niall Horan chooses to marry Selena Gomez over Tina Fey and Demi Lovato. Now, that’s a wedding we’d like to see.

But the fun didn’t stop there. Corden had the genius idea to record a video for “No Control,” replete with original choreography and matching denim jackets. He then added a freestyle to their song “Drag Me Down,” cementing his status as the group’s newest member. Corden really won us over when he said what every 1D fan is thinking: “You guys should rethink this hiatus.” Indeed.

Watch the magic happen in the clip above.