They might not always make as much money as their male counterparts, but these actresses are doing a lot better than many of their thespian sistren according to Forbes, which just released its list of the highest-paid actresses.
Jennifer Lawrence tops the list, having raked in $52 million in the past year, an impressive sum considering she made less than her male costars in American Hustle. Scarlett Johansson came in second at $35.5 million while Melissa McCarthy rounded out the top three with her $23 million dollar takeaway.
Fan Bingbing was the only non-American to make the list amassing $21 million. Bingbing is also the only nonwhite woman on the list. Amanda Seyfried is a newcomer with her $8 million fortune and Sandra Bullock finds herself on the tail end of the list after topping it last year, going from $51 million to $8 million – which is still significantly better than our $0 million.
By now, we know that if you’re in Karl Lagerfeld’s entourage, you’re living good. Jet setting, rubbing shoulders with celebrities, getting free threads and being texted random pictures of Choupette Lagerfeld. It is a life anyone would be privileged to live. Harper’s Bazaar just published a “day-in-the-life”-type story on Lagerfeld’s hunky private secretary, Sebastien Jondeau, who has come a long way from his days in the hood working in his stepfather’s antique furniture store. Of course, the interview was not without its juicy details on the inner workings of what goes on at Lagerfeld HQ, Jondeau’s favorite hang out spots and, of course, a bit of tea about the most important person in Lagerfeld’s squad, Mlle. Choupette.
Below, some highlights from the thoroughly entertaining profile:
On using his cell phone:
“I keep my phone a meter from my head, as it’s not good for the brain to have it too close.”
On where you can find him in NYC:
“When I’m in New York at the Mercer, I eat breakfast in the lobby after my training.”
“My beard is going white now—I’m starting to look like Santa.”
On his relationship with Jenna Courtin-Clarins:
“We both travel so much, so we don’t see each other a lot. At least we have some mystery.”
On how he met Karl:
“I’ve worked for Karl for more than 16 years, since I was 23, but I’ve known him since I was 15. My stepfather ran an 18th-century furniture business that I worked for sometimes, and Karl was a big collector. I was always asking Karl questions. He knows everything, and he was so much cooler than I was. I wasn’t stupid, but I was curious. I came from a place in life where you don’t really know that much. I did silly, bad things when I was young; I have so many stories. I became close with Karl because I was funnier than the other guys. I did my job, but I asked questions, and he liked that.”
On Karl’s ponytail:
“No, Karl’s hair doesn’t fly out of his ponytail in a convertible. It doesn’t move!”
On giving back to his homies:
“I give things to my friends from the hood. They don’t have the money to buy a suit, but they look good, and they love it.”
On Karl’s intelligence:
“Karl’s brain is greater than all the computers in the world. Sometimes I think, ‘What the fuck? How does he do all of this?'”
On being thankful:
“Of course, I don’t live in the hood anymore. I live in a nice place in Paris. I am so lucky, you know? I never forget.”
The results are in! TotalBeauty.com has announced the winners of its annual beauty awards. After combing through and testing over 2,500 products and looking over the more than 1,500 ballots cast, they’ve decided this year’s best in beauty. From acne creams to heat stylers, TotalBeauty editors and readers offered their picks for the crème de la crème in beauty products.
Brands also got a chance to duke it out and scoop up the coveted TotalBeauty stamp of approval. On the editor side, Dolce & Gabbana took home the prize for best prestige brand while Benefit cosmetics nabbed the readers’ choice in the same category. CoverGirl came out on top for the editors’ favorite drugstore brand and L’Oreal Paris took it home for readers. The editors crowned Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush as the best in its category while the readers were all about the Nars blush offerings. For curly-haired gals, Shea Moisture’s holy grail Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie got a thumbs up from readers, while the editors threw support behind Pureology Curl Complete’s Curl Extend Treatment Styler.
Barneys is teaming up with the CFDA for a Made in New York collaboration that will stir the soul of any stylish New Yorker. The retailer has gotten together with a selection of brands including Altuzarra, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, The Row, R13, Rag & Bone and Thom Browne to help support the local manufacturing industry.
To celebrate the partnership, Barneys will unveil a set of windows dedicated to the collection, which will be on display starting August 28 through New York Fashion Week. Of course, this collaboration is not just a moneymaking ploy from the already rich – it’s an opportunity to do something good. 10% of the proceeds from the collection will go to the CFDA and its Fashion Manufacturing Initiative in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
In true New York spirit, the collection (for men and women) is done in shades of black, white, gray and for a pop of color, red. On tap you’ll find pieces like a dope zipper-slit sweatshirt dress that reads “New York City” across the front, a white belted trench coat with black piping, a lovely, delicate black lace dress and just about everything a New Yorker would need in their wardrobe this fall.
Since coming out, the support behind Caitlyn Jenner has been enormous, but there are those Internet trolls who aren’t comfortable with the way she chooses to live, even though her decisions have no effect on their lives. There have been some bigoted, negative sentiments towards Caitlyn expressed on Twitter and one artist found a way to take those tweets and turn them into something positive.
The artist told Dazed that he was compelled to create the work when he saw all the horrible things people were saying about a woman they don’t know personally. “When I saw them I wanted to share them, because it is a reality of what trans people experience every day. I didn’t want to hide the darkness and persecution they face in my art piece. It just wouldn’t be fair.”
It’s always heartening to see someone take a bad situation and turn it into something beautiful.
Beyoncé fans were giddy with excitement to hear their dear queen bee was chosen to cover Vogue‘s September issue. It’s an honor any model or celebrity would be thrilled to have, but when you’re Beyoncé and you already have the world’s undying love and devotion, a Vogue cover is just par for the course. And it seems the queen bee is so over being adored, that she wouldn’t even bless the fashion bible with so much as an interview for the story.
You read that right. According to The New York Times, Bey is the first celebrity to appear on the cover in the past five years without submitting to an interview. The accompanying piece on Bey in this month’s issue is a mere think piece about the singer’s star power.
And no, it’s not a snub to Vogue. Beyoncé hasn’t really been directly answering questions for quite some time. “At some imperceptible point around 2013 to 2014, she appears to have stopped giving face-to-face interviews. A member of her team told a reporter in May that despite numerous appearances, she had not answered a direct question in more than a year,” the Times says. “Her publicist declined to clarify this stance. (When Beyoncé does answer questions, it tends to be in writing or, for TV, taped.)”
It is quite disappointing that fans won’t be able to hear from Beyoncé in this latest issue of Vogue, but it is a testament to her celebrity that she can turn down an interview with the most important fashion magazine in the world and still be its cover girl. That’s a power only Beyoncé could wield, folks.