Pharrell Williams traded in his infamous Vivienne Westwood hat — which he debuted at this year’s Grammys — for a Native American headdress for the cover of Elle UK. The response to the cover was swift, particularly on Twitter, where users have taken up the hashtag #nothappy, a play on his hit song “Happy,” to display their concerns with the Native American cultural appropriation. READ FULL STORY
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Mindy Kaling defends 'Elle' cover on 'Letterman': 'It looks like I died at my most beautiful' -- VIDEO
Still not sure how to feel about Elle‘s most recent series of covers, which features three full-color, full-body shots of thin white actresses Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel, and Allison William — and one black-and-white close-up of Indian-American multi-hyphenate Mindy Kaling?
Well, know this: If you’re upset, Kaling doesn’t exactly want to hear your objections. “There was a weird reaction, which was, ‘Does Elle magazine think Mindy’s not skinny enough to show her whole body?'” the Mindy Project star tells David Letterman in an interview scheduled to air Friday night.
“The sort of implication, what they kept saying, was, ‘What, Elle, you can’t put her big, fat body on the magazine? Why, ’cause she’s just fat and gruesome? Why shouldn’t we look at her beautiful, fat body?’ And I was like, ‘Oookay, people who are trying to defend me.’ I just feel like they’re kind of insulting me,” she says, laughing.
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When The Hunger Games was released in March, several critics had an issue with star Jennifer Lawrence: they thought she didn’t look quite hungry enough.
“A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission,” Manohla Dargis wrote in The New York Times. Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere also took note of Lawrence’s size, saying that she “seems too big” for her co-star Josh Hutcherson: “She’s a fairly tall, big-boned lady (I’ve been in a hotel room with her) who’s maybe 5′ 8″, and he seems to be something like 5’7″.” Variety‘s Justin Chang was a bit more oblique with his dig: “Hunger, the one constant in Katniss’ hard-scrabble life, barely even seems to register.”
The craziest thing of all: None of this is shocking to Lawrence herself. “In Hollywood, I’m obese,” the Oscar nominee says in Elle magazine’s December issue. “I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.” (Aw, why you gotta pick on Batman II like that, Jen?)
She’s no Demi Moore, but Jessica Simpson is certainly trying to be. The singer turned fashion designer graces this month’s cover of Elle magazine, not only nude, but also in an identical pose to Moore’s famed 1991 Vanity Fair cover. Her very large baby bump, however, isn’t the only thing the Fashion Star mentor revealed: she and fiancé Eric Johnson will be having a girl, something that Simpson predicted to People in December.
“I swear, I will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!” Simpson told Elle. “Eric is so athletic. We’re gonna have this athletic girl and I won’t even be able to take her shopping.” READ FULL STORY
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