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UK Tabloids Are so Sorry for Running False Stories about Kate Moss

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Image: WENN

Some of the UK’s biggest news publications are begging for Kate Moss’ forgiveness after running false information about the model’s health. Of course we all know how juicy gossip stories about the rich and famous’ private exploits are journalistic gold for many publications, but sometimes the craziest stories, the ones that seem too good to be true are exactly just that. It’s a lesson Grazia, the Mail on Sunday and The Sun were reminded of after they published stories claiming that Moss had been whisked away in an ambulance following Mario Testino’s birthday party back in October, some insinuating that the incident was part of a grand cover-up to mask health concerns the model is dealing with. 

Since the story wound up being false, all three papers have published retractions, apologizing to Moss for any damage done to her name over the fabricated tales. “An article on March 8 said an ambulance was called when Kate Moss became ill at a late night party at the Chiltern Firehouse hotel in London last October,” the Mail published in its Clarifications and Retractions section. “We now accept that this incident did not occur and that no ambulance was called for her. We apologise to Miss Moss for any offence caused.”

We’re just mostly glad that Kate Moss is in good health. 

[via the Independent, Daily Mail]

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J.Lo’s Versace Grammys Dress Inspired Google Image Search

Jennifer Lopez Versace Grammys

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Next time you use Google to search for shirtless pictures of the Hemsworth brothers, just know that you should be thanking Jennifer Lopez and that infamous green Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards.

Project Syndicate published a piece by one of Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, in which he recounts how founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin got the idea for Google’s image search after Jennifer Lopez wore that revealing frock all those years ago. Apparently, after the Grammys, search engine queries for the dress skyrocketed. People wanted to see J.Lo in the barely there look – and the look only, rather than having to skim over web pages with actual text to get to the good stuff. “At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen,” Schmidt writes. “But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J.­Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.”

So, it seems a combination of human laziness and celebrity exhibitionism are to credit for the fact that we can search for photos of Shiba Inu puppies in a snap. And you say celebrities never did anything for you. We should all be sending Ms. Lopez a fruit basket right now. 

[via Project Syndicate]

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L’Oreal Paris Tops the List of Most Valuable Beauty Brands

Image: L'Oreal

Image: L’Oreal

Brand Finance has compiled a list of the 50 most valuable beauty brands, and L’Oreal Paris has come out on top.

The list was put together by multiplying the brand’s revenues with their “royalty rate,” and L’Oreal appeared to be the brand with the biggest bucks, boasting a valuation of $11.21 billion. L’Oreal actually wound up far outpacing the other brands on the list – Gilette came in at second place at $8.99 billion, followed by Dove, at 5.82 billion. 

L’Oreal Paris has been in the news quite a bit lately, having named their very first Asian-American ambassador, model Soo Joo Park, who called the appointment an “honor” in light of the beauty market’s shift to embracing multicultural beauty. “The world is getting smaller and the globalization of commerce is influencing industries like beauty and fashion,” she said. Perhaps this commitment to appealing to the beauty industry’s fastest-growing market might help in putting them even further ahead from their competitors over time.

Nivea ($5.32 billion), Chanel ($4.92 billion), Estée Lauder ($4.79 billion), Garnier ($4.63 billion), Olay ($3.99 billion) and Lancôme ($3.98 billion) rounded out the top of list.

[via WWD]

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Sofia Vergara Goes Glam for Vanity Fair’s ‘Fabulous’ May Cover (Forum Buzz)

We first assumed this particular shoot was meant for Vogue as discussion aroused inside our Cover Rumor Thread, but it turns out Sofia Vergara‘s shoot with Annie Leibovitz was for Vanity Fair — we should’ve known! Earlier today, the magazine dropped its May 2015 cover and to our excitement, the cover is stunning. Sofia is pictured looking as glamorous as ever wearing a sexy silk dress complemented by a white fur stole, while her luscious brunette locks cascade down one side of her bare shoulders. Not to mention how appreciative we are of the fact that Vanity Fair provided someone who’s alive and breathing on the cover.

Vanity Fair May 2015 Sofia Vergara Annie Leibovitz


Our forum members were quick to react. “I’m so Happy for her, She is Beauuuuuutiful,” exclaimed GlamVal, about to set the tone of more comments to come.

“Sofia is PERCHED! I love this! She looks good! Surprised she’s not on the cover of more magazines,” added Khabeer.

In agreement was MON: “What a fantastic cover! It’s sultry, seductive, sexy, and glamorous! This would have made a superb Vogue cover. Finally Annie got it right! I’m really happy that she’s getting the attention and recognition she deserves. Fabulous!”

Also showing much enthusiasm was RanThe, who declared, “I’m loving this cover. Sofia looks amazing and like herself. Because everyone knows Annie loves that Photoshop.”

“I like it, I like the cover, but some details are very bad, with respect to the Photoshop,” commented testinofan, suggesting extra airbrushing was necessary.

MON disagreed and fired back, “I love the fact that they kept those natural details of hers! Finally a magazine acknowledging the idea that it’s okay to have those flaws because either way, it doesn’t define your beauty. Those minor details do not take away the fact that she’s beautiful and it’s a beautiful cover.”

Add your own two cents inside our thread here. Vanity Fair‘s May 2015 issue is available tomorrow. 

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Kendall Jenner Gets Hacked, the Kardashians Have Their Own No Parking Signs

Kardashian Jenners

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Kendall Jenner was in for a huge surprise last night when she found out her Twitter was hacked by a pair of pranksters. @ThyClerk and @fuckcynical took to the reality star cum model’s social media account to post a series of offensive tweets, which accused Kendall of being bulimic, made fun of her father’s rumored sex change and offered a rather nasty comment insinuating that Kendall and Justin Bieber were sleeping with each other. 

The users responsible for the hack have had their accounts suspended, and for good reason. The tweets were quite malicious, sexist and simply not funny — it was as if they were written by teenage boys rather than someone with a more sophisticated sense of humor. 

But Kendall isn’t the only member of the reality TV clan that is being targeted. Out in Hollywood, artist Plastic Jesus has made and put up seven signs around the area reading “No Kardashian Parking Any Time.” The signs aren’t a statement against the Kardashians, Plastic Jesus says — they’re simply a comment on how the family has become so famous that everything they do, no matter how mundane or uninteresting, is a news headline. 

The artist said he got the idea as he was driving on Melrose Avenue and found himself in traffic due to a swarm of paparazzi following one of the Kardashians as they shopped. “We’ve allowed mainstream media to become so profit-driven, we are sacrificing genuine news stories to satiate our vapid celebrity obsessions,” he said. “I guarantee that same number of paparazzi was far greater than any number of photographers chasing real news.”

He does have a point. The Kardashians are big moneymakers for the media because people are so fascinated by every aspect of their lives. But hey, this is America! If the Kardashians aren’t there to distract us, we may have to confront actual problems like climate change and rampant police brutality against American citizens. Who wants to do that when we can instead discuss Kylie Jenner’s lip liner game?

[via Grazia, THR]

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Miranda Kerr Returns as a Bonds Girl for 100th Anniversary Campaign

Bonds 100 years Miranda Kerr

Photo: Bonds

Before she was Orlando Bloom’s wife, a Victoria’s Secret angel, and an avid topless Instagrammer, Miranda Kerr was killing it in her homeland as a Bonds girl. Now the Australian underwear brand has lured back its most famed face for its latest campaign, dubbed The Classics, with Miranda at the forefront to celebrate Bonds’ 100th year.

Miranda jumped aboard the Bonds bandwagon way back in 2003, and here she’s joined by fresher famous faces who followed in her footsteps, including Sarah Stephens, Ruby Rose, Elyse Taylor, Rachel Taylor, Samara Weaving, Jack Vanderhart and Kelly Gale. (more…)

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