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  • July13th

    Selena Gomez recently surprised her fan following when she announced on Instagram that she is the newest Celebrity Brand Ambassador for Pantene.

    maxresdefaultBesides producing music for her upcoming album, the 22-year old singer has been busy creating a new Pantene campaign, which is said to be released in August 2015. Judging by the pictures of the upcoming campaign, Selena will be rocking a sleek white gown, beautiful gold jewelry and of course her voluminous, dark locks.

    This major ad campaign was perfect for Gomez, as she states in a behind the scenes shoot, “I’ve used it [Pantene] my whole life, and their message for women — being ‘strong is beautiful’ — and what they represent is so what I embody and what I want my fans to feel comfortable in”. Fans are pleasantly surprised, knowing that this is Selena’s first beauty campaign. We are excited to see what Gomez and Pantene have in store for the future!

    Instagram | Twitter | Behind the Scenes Shoot

  • July13th

    Amy Schumer has cleared way in the world of comedy for her unapologetic and bluntly amusing sense of humor.

    First appearing in the television series, A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus, (2010) as a co-host, Shumer would accompany Mark Hoppus and correspondent Kate Riley as viewers indulged in musical performances by popular and upcoming bands.

    Now creator, star, writer and executive producer of her Emmy-nominated Comedy Central television series, Inside Amy Schumer, the sassy blonde’s career has been lifted to the next level. Her one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, hones her provocative and racy reputation, althemeanwhile leaving the crowd sarcastically satisfied and informed more than they probably would prefer. Schumer’s most favorable material consists of topics most women- and men, would avoid in everyday and personal situations, which in Amy’s eyes, makes for a great basis of jokes and stories.

    Upcoming work of hers will be available in theaters July 17, 2015 when her movie, Trainwreck, premieres. It is directed by Judd Apatow and written by Schumer herself. The movie is said to tell a story of an unexpected relationship involving commitment issues and a never sought-after ‘good guy’ romance.

    Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

     

  • June17th

    Taylor Swift did it again- another No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart- this time with her new single “Bad Blood” and it’s must see music video. “Bad Blood”, which features rapper Kendrick Lamar, went from No. 53 last week o
    n Billboard’s Hot 100 chart to now No. 1.

    It’s not just the catchy song people are talking about- the music video, which T-Swift herself produced, is full of Taylor’s A-list friends. The star studded cast involves Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Zendaya and Lily Aldridge and of course Taylor’s BFF, Karlie Kloss, just to name a few.

    Taylor released each member of the cast with their screen names for the video, which each of them got to pick, on her twitter before it premiered at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17th.

    WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERETWITTER | TaylorSwift.com | Instagram

  • June1st

    rihanna-diorRihanna’s highly anticipated collaboration with Dior was exactly what fans wanted to see, as she was seen strutting her “bad gal” look in the Dior Secret Garden IV campaign. Fashion icon Rihanna, who has been known to rock Dior on the red carpet multiple times, is the perfect match for this campaign with her edgy, sleek look. In March 2015, Rihanna was announced as the first black woman for the Parisian fashion house. With that being said, this fashion partnership is one for the books since Rihanna is the first woman of color to be seen as the face of Dior.

    Rihanna showed clips of the campaign on her Instagram before it was released which led to anticipation from her fans. Also, Dior released the video campaign first, via Twitter.

    On May 18th Dior released the 4:00 minute video, where Rihanna was seen in Dior’s fierce looks as she was roaming through the Palace of Versailles in France. Rihanna is seen bringing light to the dark rooms in Versailles, while wearing Dior’s hottest looks. This video was shot only using candlelight and moonlight, according to director Stephen Klein. The candlelight and moonlight showed off the metallic pieces of the newest Esprit Dior Tokyo collection. We look forward to seeing what else Rihanna has in store with Dior.

    SECRET GARDEN IV CAMPAIGN | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

  • December9th

    Lucy Punch is an English film, stage and television actress. She made her acting debut in 1998 in The New Adventures of Robin Hood, which was followed by a role in the BBC series Let Them Eat Cake (1999) co-starring French and Saunders. Her other TV credits include Midsomer Murders (2001), Doc Martin (2004) and My Family (2004).

    Punch’s first film role was in Ella Enchanted (2004) co-starring Anne Hathaway. She has since appeared in a variety of films such as Hot Fuzz (2007) co-starring Simon Peg and Nick Frost; St Trinian’s (2007) co-starring Colin Firth and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) directed by Woody Allen and co-starring Antonia Banderas.

    More recently, she has created memorable moments in films such as Bad Teacher (2011) co-starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake and The Wedding Video (2012) co-starring Robert Webb.

    In September 2014, Punch took over from Billie Piper as Paige Britain in the comedy Great Britain, a theatre production focused on the phone hacking scandal. Her upcoming film roles include Into the Woods (2014) co-starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick; She’s Funny That Way (2014) co-starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and Cake (2014), also co-starring Jennifer Aniston.

    Into the Woods | The Wedding Video

  • December3rd

    Kaya Scodelario is a young British actress who first came to fame in the hit E4 TV series Skins (2008-10). Having had no prior acting experience, she played the role of Effy. Effy is the only character to have appeared in the first four series of the programme, starting with minimal speaking lines in the first series, to becoming the central character in the third and fourth.  Scodelario received critical acclaim and nominations for her acting skills, and reprised her role in 2013 when a whole episode was centred on Effy in the seventh and final series.

    Scodelario made her film debut in Moon (2009) which premiered at the Sundance Film festival. Moon co-starred Kevin Spacey and Sam Rockwell , received positive reviews and was nominated for a number of awards including a win at the Bafta’s. Her first leading film role was as Cathy in Wuthering Heights (2010). This also received positive reviews and Scodelario was even hailed as “a heart-wrenching revelation”. In 2012, she starred in the films Now is Good, co-starring Dakota Fanning and in Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, co-starring Jessica Biel.

    This year has seen Scodelario star as the female lead in The Maze Runner co-starring Will Poulter. Her upcoming roles include The Moon and the Sun (2015) co-starring Pierce Brosnan and the reprisal of her role as Teresa Agnes in the sequel, The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

    The Maze Runner | Twitter | Instagram

  • December3rd

    Rising actress Ophelia Lovibond’s first film role was in the 2005 version of Oliver Twist, co-starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Roman Polanski.  Before this, she was featured in the classic British TV series Holby City and Casualty, which was an amazing start to her film career.

    Since then, she has had roles in films such as No Strings Attached (2011) co-starring Oscar-winner Natalie Portman,  Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011), co-starring Jim Carey and A Single Shot (2011), co-starring Sam Rockwell.

    2014 has been a great year for Lovibond as she has starred in the Sky Atlantic TV series Mr Sloane co-starring Nick Frost and as Kitty Winters in the Emmy-Award nominated Elementary co-starring Lucy Liu and Johnny Lee Miller. She also featured in the box-office smash film Guardians of the Galaxy co-starring Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper. Next year sees her star in the romantic comedy Man Up co-starring Simon Pegg and the upcoming thriller Gozo.

    Elementary | Mr Popper’s Penguins | No String’s Attached

  • November12th

    Ella Purnell claims there is a running joke in her family that she is going to make a career out of playing the younger version of others. This may be so as the highlights of this young Brits career  so far include playing the younger version of Kiera Knightley in Never Let Me Go (2010) and more recently, the younger version of Angelia Jolie in this years’ Maleficent.

    Purnell first appeared on stage in 2008 when she beat hundreds of other girls for a role in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This led to her first role in Never Let Me Go and Ways to Live Forever (2010) co-starring Emilia Fox. In 2011 she was cast as Clive Owen’s daughter in Intruders and was also named as one of Screen International’s 10 UK Stars of Tomorrow.

    2013 saw Purnell co-star alongside Chloe Grace Mortez in Kick Ass 2 and in Wildlike. Her future projects include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2015) directed by Tim Burton and co-starring Eva Green, and Cyber Bully (2015) alongside Maisie Williams. She is will be again playing the younger version of another when she plays young Jane in the eagerly-anticipated Tarzan (2016) co-starring Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz.

    Maleficent | Never Let Me Go | Facebook

  • November11th

    Katie Leung is a young Scottish actress best known for her role as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter series (2005-2011). After a role that gave Leung worldwide media coverage, she has since moved onto more serious and intimate roles. Her stage début was as Jung Chang in the autobiographical Wild Swans (2011) which has its world premier in Massachusetts before returning to London in 2012.

    In 2011, she announced as one of the leads in Channel 4’s acclaimed drama Run, co-starring Olivia Coleman. More recently, she has starred in BBC 1’s Father Brown (2014) co-starring Mark Williams and received rave reviews for her recent stage performance in the National Theatre’s The World Of Extreme Happiness (2013).

    Next up for Leung is a new two-part BBC drama One Child, written by the BAFTA-winning Guy Hibbert. She was announced as one of BAFTA’s 2014 breakthrough Brits, a new initiative to celebrate and support emerging new talent in the UK.

    Twitter | One Child

  • October17th

    Ashley Madekwe is a British actress best known for her role as social climber, Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama Revenge (2011-13). Before she moved to America, Madekwe featured in a variety of well-known British TV programmes including The Bill (1999), Teachers (2001-2) Doctors (2006), Casualty (2006), Prime Suspect (2006) and Trial and Retribution (2008).

    Her breakthrough role was in Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2008-10) where she co-starred alongside Billie Piper. This coincided with a role in the Bafta-winning Wallander (2008) co-starring Kenneth Branagh. Madekwe’s first American role was in The Beautiful Lie (2009) co-starring Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson. In 2011, she starred in Bedlam co-starring Theo James, Lacey Turner and Hugo Speer.

    Nowadays, you can find Madekwe starring in Salem, based on the real Salem witch trials of the 17th century. The programme co-stars Shane West, Tamzin Merchant and Madekwe’s own husband Iddo Goldberg. It has been a huge success with fans and was re-commissioned for a second series next year. She also has a hugely popular fashion blog Ring My Bell.

    Ring My Bell | Twitter | Instagram