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Sophie Monk Was Asked to Audition for Victoria’s Secret


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Sophie Monk could’ve been a Victoria’s Secret model. After speaking to Aussie VS veteran Shanina Shaik for KIIS 106.5’s Summer Fling breakfast radio show yesterday, the Celebrity Apprentice winner said she was asked to “audition” for the lingerie giant in 2006 following her appearance in Date Movie.

Obviously things didn’t work out, but it’s the reason why that’s so interesting. “I decided, ‘No, I am not going to do modelling and worry about my body my whole life.’ Stupid idiot,” she explained with self-deprecating regret. 

Despite being approached to meet with the brand (and not the other way around), she explained, “I wouldn’t have got in anyway. I went ‘Nope, I don’t want my life [to] be around diet.’ And guess what? My life’s around diet anyway.” (more…)

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Teresa Palmer on Hollywood Embracing Motherhood: ‘It’s Really Just an Amazing Climate Right Now’

Teresa Palmer at the 2015 AACTAs

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Model-turned-actress Teresa Palmer has revealed that becoming a mother two years ago has boosted her acting career.

Telling The Sydney Morning Herald about the “real movement towards gender equality” in the industry right now, undoubtedly referring to the discussion surrounding equal pay and the number of female directors within film and television, Teresa admitted that she has “noticed [the movement] personally” since having her son, Bodhi, in 2012.

“I have a child. Many moons back that could hinder your career and now I feel like it has just added to my career,” she explained to the publication at the 2015 AACTAs earlier this week, where she stopped by unexpectedly with her husband, director Mark Webber, who is also the father of her son.

Adelaide-born Teresa is currently in Australia shooting Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson and also starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Ryan Corr.

[Via The Sydney Morning Herald]

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Why Ending Texts With Full Stops Isn’t a Good Idea

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Image: IMAXtree

How many of us have read texts from friends reading things like “Yes.” or “Thank you.” and thought they were being a tad rude, even though they’re usually total sweethearts in person? Well, there’s a reason for that. The way we use punctuation in texts actually has an effect on how people are viewing our personality, and science has proven it.

According to a recent study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior (Via ELLE), people who include full stops in their texts are considered less sincere than those who stray from punctuation. Time to rethink your texting behaviour, hey?

The research was conducted with 126 college students at Binghamton University who were recruited to read a mix of texts or handwritten notes. The exchange included one person inviting another to an event and then receiving a one-word response in return like “Okay”, “Sure”, “Yeah” and “Yup”. Some had full stops after the word, others didn’t.  (more…)

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Kristin Cavallari’s Brother Found Dead

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Image: Getty Images Entertainment

Kristin Cavallari’s brother, Michael Cavallari, has died, aged 30. His body was found dead in Utah after the news of him missing emerged earlier this week, TMZ reports.

“We have just been informed by the authorities my brother’s body has been found,” Kristin said in a a statement to TMZ. “This is a very painful time and we are still processing it all.”  It is not yet clear how Michael died, but TMZ reported that he had an ongoing struggle with alcoholism. Law enforcement also informed TMZ that they located remains believe to be Michael at 10.30 a.m. in a steep, rocky area. (more…)

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Androgynous Model Rain Dove Slams Victoria’s Secret Beauty Standards With Controversial Shoot

Courtesy: Rain Dove

Courtesy: Rain Dove

Rain Dove has a figure that’ll rival any Victoria’s Secret Angel. She’s 6’2″ with a 26″ waist and 32DD breasts. But her androgynous features don’t fit the lingerie brand’s limited beauty standards. Despite a storied career, appearing in Vogue, ELLE, W and Cosmopolitan, Dove believes she’ll never be invited to grace the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show stage. “You don’t see Victoria’s Secret women running around with even short hair. That’s too crazy for them,” Dove told The Daily Mail. “I want to tell people that there are more ways to be beautiful, there are more ways to be handsome.” (more…)

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Dior Releases Holiday Video, Won’t Announce New Creative Director Any Time Soon

Christian Dior Spring 2016 runway

Christian Dior Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

While many speculated that Alber Elbaz would become creative director at Dior, the fashion house isn’t moving so fast. The next couture and ready-to-wear collections (Autumn/Winter 2016) will be designed in-house, according to WWD. The brand believes it can meet financial goals without a lead designer and we can only hope they’re right given that Pieter Mulier, Raf Simons’ “right hand,” just left the company as well.

The jewelry line seems to be faring better. Victoire de Castellane, creative director of Dior jewelry, recently illustrated a festive video featuring the Rose de Vents collection. Castellane is featured in the animated clip, making the rest of the world jealous as Santa showers her with Dior jewelry for Christmas. The collection is a tribute to Christian Dior, inspired by his lucky charm and favorite flower: the rose. In this time of uncertainty for the fashion house, it’s good they can still spread some holiday cheer. (more…)