Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and More Attend amfAR Gala as New York Fashion Week Offically Kicks Off

Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, amfAR Gala New York 2019Calling all fashion queens! New York Fashion Week has officially kicked off now that the acclaimed amfAR Gala has arrived.
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Kate Moss, Lily Allen Attend Dior Men Show

LOCATION LOCATION: Lily Allen was in mock casting-agent mode arriving at the Dior Men show on Friday, with her tell-all, best-selling memoir, “My Thoughts Exactly,” set to be made into a film or TV series.
Sporting a silver leopard-print anorak accessorized with a diamond cannabis-shaped necklace she picked up at Icebox in Atlanta, Allen, who is also working on a second book, her fifth album and two musicals, had inadvertently matched her black lipstick to the color of the venue, a sprawling ephemeral structure set on the Champ-de-Mars opposite the École Militaire, with the Eiffel Tower looming in the near distance.
When asked who should play her, the singer, who said the format for the adaptation has not yet been decided, shrugged, surveyed the space, and jokingly pointed to the nearest fellow front-rower: Christina Ricci.
An unassuming Ricci, a friend of Dior Men creative director Kim Jones who had flown from Los Angeles to support his sophomore outing for the house, was taking in the space. “It’s very impressive to see this big Brutalist tent set against the beauty and elegance of Paris,” she said.
Other high-profile guests attending the event included Kate Moss, joined by her beau Count Nikolai von Bismarck; Robert Pattinson and Naomi Campbell.

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Julianne Moore, Armie Hammer Attend Salvatore Ferragamo Show

POWER OF TWO: Two Hollywood power couples turned heads at the Salvatore Ferragamo show on Sunday morning: Julianne Moore dressed in red, arm-in-arm with her husband, producer and director Bart Freundlich, and Armie Hammer with his wife Elizabeth Chambers. While Moore was not giving interviews, Hammer said he finished promoting critically acclaimed “Call Me by Your Name,” and hinted at other possible collaboration with director Luca Guadagnino. “We’ve been onto other projects, but I am still happy to have done that,” he said of the Oscar-nominated film. “I’m definitely going to see him while I’m here.” Hammer’s next film, “On The Basis of Sex,” premieres in December and chronicles the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Hammer is in town for a few days, and is expected to attend the Green Carpet Fashion Awards at the La Scala theater on Sunday evening, as is Moore. Guests at Ferragamo also included Ellie Bamber, Philippa Coultard and Jeremy Irvine.

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Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott and More Celeb Couples to Attend 2018 VMAs

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Amber Heard, Lucy Boynton Attend Valentino Show

SECRET GARDEN: The skies stayed clear for a pre-show cocktail in the garden of the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild for guests attending the Valentino couture show on Wednesday, as the final show of the week.
Bathed in a golden light, Christian Louboutin caught up with singer Mika, while Italian director Luca Guadagnino played chaperone to actress Alba Rohrwacher.
Guadagnino said he’s hoping to premiere his remake of Dario Argento’s “Suspiria,” which he has almost completed, at the Venice Film Festival at the end of the summer. “Fingers crossed,” said the director, who is also producing a film called “Born to be Murdered.” “It’s a manhunt thriller — I’m going through my dark phase,” he quipped.
Amber Heard had brought her mother, Paige Parsons, along for the event. The pair joined Tracee Ellis Ross on the lawn by a statue of a deer for a glass of champagne.
“I love that they chose to have the reception outside so you get to experience the Parisian summer,” said Heard, who has just wrapped filming Alex Ross Perry’s “Her Smell” in New York. She stars opposite Elisabeth Moss “and a bunch of really great girls.”
“The cast is almost entirely female, which I loved,” added Heard, who is

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Virgil Abloh’s Fans and Family Attend Off-White Show

FAMILY AFFAIR: Virgil Abloh’s nearest and dearest packed into the Off-White show on Wednesday, including his sister and parents, who were taking in their first show by the designer.
“We made it this time — two of them,” said his mother, Eunice Abloh, referring to Abloh’s upcoming debut men’s collection for Louis Vuitton. “We’re so proud. He always knew what he wanted to do, and he did it,” she added, with Abloh’s father, Nee, chipping in: “Very ambitious, very aggressive. He always had a vision.”
Quincy Brown and Christian “King” Combs were also on a twofer track, with plans to attend the Louis Vuitton show on Thursday.
“The words can’t even describe. This is history — history in the making,” said Brown, who stars in an upcoming Christmas film on Netflix.

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“I’m glad to be here, black excellence, I’m witnessing history here, it’s a blessing,” he added. Next to him, Combs was wearing an eye-catching shiny, emerald-green coat with matching trousers.
“This is a first — you know, African-American and Louis Vuitton — it’s such history, I have to be there,” said Combs, who just released a new single with Chris Brown called “Love You Better” and appears in

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Attend Dawn Service for Anzac Day

AT DAWN: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended engagements in London on Wednesday marking Anzac Day, which commemorates Australian and New Zealand military servicemen and women who died during wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
The duo attended the Parade Service at the Cenotaph, with about 400 people, including military veterans and their families, taking part. The couple attended the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.
Markle wore a black bespoke Emilia Wickstead skirt suit.

Meghan Markle (in Emilia Wickstead) at the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. 
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Earlier today the couple attended an Anzac Day Dawn Service, at the Wellington Arch in Hyde Park Corner.
This was Markle’s first official memorial service. She watched her future husband Prince Harry lay a wreath at the Australian War Memorial. She wore a long gray, military style coat by Smythe and a wide brimmed hat.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Anzac Day Dawn Service 

Meghan Markle (in Smythe) and Prince Harry at the Anzac Day Dawn Service 

On Tuesday, the engaged couple attended another memorial service, just hours after Kensington Palace revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy.
The event was dedicated to Stephen Lawrence, the black British teenager killed 25 years ago

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Attend Invictus Event, Concert for Queen

OUT AND ABOUT: With less than a month to go before their wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been dashing around London for official — and personal — engagements. On Saturday night, they celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday with a concert at Royal Albert Hall where Kylie Minogue, Sting, Tom Jones and Shaggy performed for the monarch.
Among the guests was Prince William, who is set to become a father for the third time when the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth later this month. The heavily-pregnant Kate Middleton wasn’t there so it was Markle who flew the fashion flag, donning a  midnight blue Stella McCartney cape dress, and carrying a Naeem Khan clutch.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (in Stella McCartney) at the Royal Albert Hall in London to attend a concert to celebrate the Queen’s 92nd birthday. 

Earlier in the day Prince Harry and his betrothed, who wore a printed floral dress from Self-Portrait, a black blazer by Alexander McQueen and Manolo Blahnik heels, attended an Invictus Games reception in West London hosted by Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, and his wife, Lucy Turnbull.
The young royals met with servicemen and women from the U.K. and Australia and learned more about plans for the

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Alice Taglioni, Anthony Delon Attend Elie Saab’s Fall 2018 Show

SIBLING SCENE: He may be focused on peddling high end biker jackets these days, but Anthony Delon turned out to check out the ball gowns at Elie Saab. Sitting next to his sister Anouchka Delon, he wore a perfecto from his new line, one of the hand-scratched models.
The pair weren’t the only non-regulars in the front row — Alice Taglioni, too, is not often on the runway scene.
“It’s my first fashion show in a long time,” she said. She was on the lookout for potential red-carpet attire; the actress has been working on a movie directed by Julie Bertuccellli, playing Catherine Deneuve in her thirties.
The contingency of regulars included Anna Dello Russo, covered in black feathers to the tip of her hat, and Lena Perminova, on her fourth show.

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James Franco Is Calling Exes, Plans to Attend SAG Awards in Wake of Accusations

James Franco is digging into his past in the wake of allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior.

“James has been reaching out to former girlfriends for the past month asking about his behavior,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He’s known this was coming and was trying to get ahead of the story.”

Following news of the allegations, Franco, 39, took a step back from the spotlight — even skipping the Critics Choice Awards last week where he won the Best Actor honor for his role in The Disaster Artist.

But despite being a no-show, Franco is still set to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend, where he is nominated for Best Actor.

“There is no reason to believe that he won’t be there,” says a source close to Franco.

During a recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the actor addressed the sexual harassment allegations issued by a number of women on Twitter after wearing a Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globe Awards.

“There are people that need to be heard,” the actor told Meyers. “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say, just because I believe in it that much,” he said. “So if I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

In an article published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 11, five women accused the actor of abusing his power as an acting teacher and mentor in a sexually exploitative manner. In it, two students claimed the actor would often become angry on set when they would refuse to film topless while another former acting student at the film school Franco founded said he once removed safety guards while filming an oral sex scene on the set of the 2015 film The Long Home.

Additionally, actress Violet Paley recounted her previous social media claims that Franco exposed himself and tried to pressure her into oral sex. Though she said they had a consensual relationship, Paley said: “that time wasn’t consensual.” She also alleged that he told her friend to meet him in a hotel when the friend was 17.

Franco’s attorney, Michael Plonsker, denied each of the women’s allegations, and cited Franco’s comments on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday as his formal denial.

“Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done,” Franco told Colbert. “I have to do that to maintain my well being. The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate. But I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way.”

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Betrothed Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Attend Royal Event

NOTTHINGHAM-BOUND: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended their first royal event together, in Nottingham on Friday, after the announcement was made earlier this week of their engagement.
They took in a tour of the World Aids Day charity fair hosted by the Terrence Higgins Trust and met with teachers and students from Nottingham Academy.
Prince Harry has been visiting Nottingham since 2013, since he was interested in learning about issues pertaining to youth violence. The following year he launched the Full Effect program aimed at giving opportunities to young people in the area.
Markle, who donned a long navy Mackage coat with Kurt Geiger boots, is said to now be serving charity duties as a full-time royal. It has been reported that she will stop work with the United Nations, among other organizations. She is to become the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Markle was previously involved with a number of humanitarian charities and served as global ambassador for World Vision Canada, a global relief organization that helps children, families and communities. She has also volunteered with United Nations Women, gone to Afghanistan to support American troops and visited Rwanda with the Clean Water

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Samara Weaving, Miranda Otto and Jessica Gomes Attend Zimmermann Dinner in L.A.

“We like to be wherever our girl is,” said Nicky Zimmermann, cofounder and designer of the label that bears her and her sister Simone’s last name. The designer was in Los Angeles to shoot the brand’s spring ad campaign, so she took the opportunity to celebrate at a dinner hosted by her fellow Australians, editors Laura Brown, Christine Centenera and Jillian Davison. The night before, Zimmermann hosted a VIP shopping party at her store on Melrose Place.
The floral-laden dinner on the pool deck of Sunset Tower attracted actresses Samara Weaving, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Madeline Brewer and Carson Meyer; models Jessica Gomes and Nicole Trunfio; stylists Monica Rose, Sophie Lopez, Annabelle Harron, Tara Swennen Jeanann Williams, Penny Lovell, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, and influencers Amanda Steele and Marianna Hewitt.
Zimmermann and husband Chris Olliver, the company’s chief executive officer, were off next to check out spaces for a store in San Francisco. The company has 26 stores in Australia, one in London, and six in the U.S. “We tend to open in places where our customers travels to,” she said. “It’s not so much about trying to hit a certain number, but it’s more about having fun. Most Australians know

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Charlize Theron, Brie Larson Attend Porter’s Incredible Women Gala 2017

Porter, Net-a-porter’s print magazine, on Wednesday held its second annual Incredible Women Gala at NeueHouse West Hollywood, in association with Estée Lauder. Hosted by editor in chief Lucy Yeomans and Universal chairman Donna Langley, the event drew Charlize Theron, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks, Mary J. Blige, Melanie Griffith, Raquel Welch, Kate Bosworth and more.
The Incredible Women list, now in its third year, grew out of a cover line on Porter’s first issue. It has since spawned a talk series that began with Christy Turlington Burns in 2014 and has included American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland, film director Sofia Coppola and Serpentine chief executive officer Yana Peel. The first gala was held last year in London at the V&A Museum.
Partnering with Langley, who was profiled in the magazine in the past, made sense since this year’s list of 50 women was focused on the entertainment industry. The timing of this year’s gala comes when women in the industry have banded together in support of speaking out against sexual harassment. The magazine commissioned women including Copeland, Larson and the organizers of the Women’s March, Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland, to write open letters touching upon crucial issues facing women in

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Jean Reno, Marisa Berenson Attend Lanvin Show

Expectations ran high on Wednesday at Lanvin as friends old and new turned out at the first show designed by Olivier Lapidus.
“[This show] is the beginning, next year will be the big bang,” said Jean Reno, who took a break from his action packed schedule in support of his “recent but very intense” friendship with Lapidus.
“Seduction is 98 percent of our actions, and fashion is definitely a weapon of seduction,” the French actor said. Best known internationally for his action movie roles, he recently starred in Hong-Kong action flick “The Adventurers” and is set to start filming “Doorman,” starring Katie Holmes, in November in Canada.

Jean Reno and Zofia Borucka 
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Model Ilona Smet, granddaughter of French music heavyweight Johnny Halliday, walked in Tuesday’s Etam Lingerie show alongside Constance Jablonski et Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse. She said she’s busy reading scripts to make her acting debut.
“I’m a bit back and forth at the moment, as I’ve just welcomed a grand-daughter from my daughter in Los Angeles,” Marisa Berenson said.
A member of the honorary committee of the Yves Saint Laurent museum, she  is heading to Marrakesh ahead of the museum’s inauguration on October 14. “But before that, I’ll enjoy a relaxing moment with my garden,

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Minnie Mouse to Attend Her First New York Fashion Week

MINNIE TAKES MANHATTAN: It’s about time: Minnie Mouse will be touching down in Manhattan next week to attend her first New York Fashion Week. Her first order of business is posing for photographs at the Empire State Building Observatory on Tuesday at 10 a.m. During her stay she plans to attend a master class at Instagram with Eva Chen, head of fashion partnerships, and visit Refinery 29 to talk trends with Annie Georgia Greenberg, fashion editor at large, video producer and host.  She may even attend a fashion week party Friday night. At press time, she had no plans to attend a fashion show, but obviously that could change once publicists get wind of her visit.
Long considered a fashion icon, Minnie has served as a muse for designers, inspiring new fashion collections and appearing in magazines and runway shows all over the world. Her classic polka-dot ensemble has been continually reimagined by the fashion industry through the decades.

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8 Healthy Habits Of Couples Who Attend Marriage Therapy

Marriage therapy isn’t just for couples in dire straits. In fact, therapists say that going early on ― and continuing to go ― can help spouses stay happy and in love. 

What healthy habits do couples who attend therapy practice? Below, eight tips from married folks who swear by marriage therapy. 

1. Recognize when you’re telling a “story.”

“The first time we went to therapy as an engaged couple, I perched on the couch and eagerly told my side of events in one fell swoop. Then I sat back and waited for the therapist to respond, which basically just meant I wanted her to side with me. Sometimes we tell ourselves stories that may or may not be accurate because we want things to be or sound a certain way. We want to be viewed as the main character (aka the most important one). The thing is, in a healthy relationship, both people are equally important and both sides of a story matter. These days, I try really hard to notice when I’m building a narrative and make sure it aligns with what’s real. I recognize that my husband’s ‘story’ may be as legitimate as my own.” ― Julia Dellitt, a writer, editor and yoga teacher

2. Listen more than you talk. 

“I am a talker. Therapy has taught me and my husband to listen more than talk. Active listening helps us to feel heard and understood. This is a practice we use everyday. We strive to listen, be attentive and validate feelings. After we both settle down we are able to work on the root issues and make a plan. It builds more trust.” ―Mikki Bey Crawford, writer at Dope Elope

3. Create couple time, even if it means waking up earlier.

“Through [going to therapy with my wife], I’ve learned that date nights and scheduled time together creates structure and improves emotional engagement. More importantly, it builds a sense of togetherness. One of my favorites? Wake up ten minutes early in the morning to connect ― cuddle with each other. Whether it leads to sex or not, the morning sets an atmosphere for a loving day.” ― Moshe Ratson, a marriage and family therapist in New York City 

4. Don’t assume you know everything about your partner.

“My husband and I have been together five years now and sometimes it’s tempting to assume I know everything there is to know about him ― which isn’t true ― especially when it comes to conflict. I remember going to therapy once and thinking, ‘Oh, this is what he’s going to say and I bet he wants to handle it this way.’ Then the conversation started and I realized I was way off, because he is his own person with his own thoughts and feelings. Remember to be open minded and give your partner space to be a nuanced individual, for better or worse.” ― Julia Dellitt

5. Give up the right to be right. 

“I feel I am usually right, although I sometimes let my husband think he is. While the truth is probably somewhere in the middle of us, we have learned not to allow the need to assert our ‘rightness’ get in the way of loving each other. Who cares who is right?” ―Mikki Bey Crawford

6. Call a timeout if things are getting too intense. 

“This is a ground rule to avoid escalation. If for whatever reason a discussion or disagreement escalates to a high degree and you feel overwhelmed, you have the right to ask for a ‘timeout.’ Feel free to say, ‘this isn’t a good time, I feel overwhelmed and need a break.’ But be sure to reschedule time to talk about the subject within 24-48 hours.”  ― Moshe Ratson

7. You can be honest now or honest later but eventually, you have to tell the truth if you want to move on.

“I’m a people-pleaser at heart, so in relationships I frequently feel the need to hide information. Why? I want everyone to like me. I quickly learned in therapy there’s no other path forward but an honest one. You’re actually wasting time and money if you show up to a counseling session without being willing to share your truth. There’s no need to be bluntly honest 24/7, but when you’re having an issue with the person you love, it’s better to deal with it sooner or later. Addressing the problem immediately in a compassionate way, rather than procrastinating a conversation, is the fastest way to start getting back on track.”― Julia Dellitt

8. When all else fails, give each other hug or a kiss. 

“Therapy has emphasized the importance of physical touch our marriage. It is healing. When all else fails kiss. It works like a charm.” ― Mikki Bey Crawford

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Jessica Alba, Rebecca Gayheart Attend Oliver Peoples’ 30th-Anniversary Bash

It’s been 30 years since Oliver Peoples burst onto the California eyewear scene, and the Los Angeles-based luxury brand, now owned by Luxottica, celebrated the milestone with a party at Chateau Marmont’s Bungalow One last weekend that drew Jessica Alba, Rebecca Gayheart and Brandon Thomas Lee, plus the faces of its latest campaign lensed by Peter Lindbergh, Levi Dylan and Monika Jagaciak.
“When conceptualizing the campaign and story surrounding this milestone year for Oliver Peoples, my mind went back to the beginning. When Oliver Peoples was founded in 1987, the brand challenged the ostentatious eyewear trends of the era with its decidedly classic aesthetic. This was around the same time Peter Lindbergh was rising on the scene and changing fashion’s view of beauty through his raw and minimalist photography. I’ve been a fan of Peter’s work since those early years and jumped at the chance to work with him for Oliver Peoples’ 30th anniversary campaign,” said OP creative director Giampiero Tagliaferri.
Guests got a preview of the black-and-white campaign images, which are set to break this week.
“Peter has the magic touch that you experience through the whole process, from his image selection to watching him work on set, he is truly one

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Young Royals Attend St. Patrick’s Day Festivities, Embark on Two-Day Trip to Paris

THEY’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS: The Duke and Duchess took part in St. Patrick’s Day festivities on Friday before embarking on a two-day trip Paris, a diplomatic gesture as the country prepares for Brexit negotiations.
The young couple attended a ceremony and parade at the Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, England, and presented shamrocks to members of the Irish Guards. Prince William, a colonel in the Irish Guards, joined his wife as they issued ceremonial three-leaf clovers to officers and warrant officers of the 1st Battalion. They also met with regiment members, officers, sergeants, soldiers and their families.
Kate Middleton wore a green wool coat — a bespoke design by Catherine Walker.

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At the request of Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the duke and duchess will begin their visit to the French capital with a number of engagements. This is Prince William’s first official visit to Paris since the death of his mother Princess Diana in 1997.

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Upon arriving, they will meet with a French government representative and will later attend a reception hosted by the British Embassy, where they will mark

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British Royal Family Members Attend War Memorial Unveiling in London

WAR MEMORIAL: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles at the unveiling ceremony of the Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial in London on Thursday.
The memorial, a sculpture at Victoria Embankment Gardens, near the Thames, honors the soldiers who served Britain during the Gulf War and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guests at the service that followed at Horse Guards Parade included senior members of government, military veterans and their families, politicians and civil servants.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial was created by the sculptor Paul Day and designed with two copper medallions — representing Iraq and Afghanistan — which sit in the middle of two large stones.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore an indigo twill swing coat from Michael Kors Collection and a navy hat. A fan of recycling her outfits, she had already donned the coat for a visit to the Anzac Day ceremonies during the royal tour in Australia in 2014.

Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge (in Michael Kors Collection) and Prince William. 
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The Duchess of Cambridge (in Michael Kors Collection) and MP Philip Hammond. 
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The Duchess of Cambridge in Michael Kors Collection. 
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After Ban, Syrian Refugee Will Get To Attend The Oscars For Nominated Documentary

A Syrian refugee featured in an Oscar-nominated documentary short will be able to attend the Hollywood ceremony after all. 

The film, “Watani: My Homeland,” chronicles the perilous story of one family’s decision to leave their home in Syria for a Turkish refugee camp and, eventually, Germany. An executive order signed by President Trump prevented all Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days, but the ban is currently on hold.

Hala Kamil fled Aleppo with her four children after her husband, Abu Ali Slaibeh, was captured by militants from the self-titled Islamic State in late 2013. Filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen previously told The Huffington Post he began meeting with the family before Slaibeh’s capture, making over 25 trips to Syria in total to document the family’s struggle and eventual admittance to Germany. 

Kamil’s husband is presumed dead. In different times, the couple used to watch the Oscars together.

“Abu Ali and I would stay up late every year to watch the Oscars live on television. Sipping coffee together as we always did, we’d try to recall the names of all the famous actors and actresses as they graced the red carpet, in complete awe of this huge event,” Kamil said in a statement obtained by The Huffington Post about the news that she’d be able to attend the ceremony.

Although she feels “incredibly proud and happy” about representing the film, Kamil called the news “bittersweet.” She hopes attending the Oscars can help her spread a peaceful message about refugees from all over the world, and particularly Syria, “a country that has been burnt alive.”

“All this destruction and displacement needs the concerted effort of the whole world working together, to help these people back to their roots, the roots they hold so dear,” she wrote. “We need people to understand that we are not terrorists despite what the media and the politicians might say, all we are is human.”

In August, Kamil appeared at the United Nations in New York alongside celebrities including Natalie Dormer to highlight the plight of refugees worldwide. Her children, Hammoudi, Helen, Farah and Sara, joined her onstage.

In a video filmed in Germany late last year, Kamil worried she might never see Aleppo again.

“I miss my family, I miss my home, I miss my garden,” she said. “I want sometimes to be in my garden to drink coffee with my husband. But now, I lost this dream.”

The Oscars will air Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Young Royals Attend Mental Health Conference

MENTAL MATTERS: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are proving indefatigable when it comes to raising awareness about mental health, especially with regard to children. The young royals took part in a mental health conference in London on Monday evening, with the duchess dressed in an Oscar de la Renta skirt suit. It was their third mental health event in two days.

The Duchess wore an Oscar de la Renta skirt suit. 

The Guild of Health Writers’ Anxiety Epidemic conference was held at Chandos House in Marylebone in support of Heads Together, the campaign spearheaded by the duchess, Prince William and Prince Harry. The royal couple met with writers from the guild as well as a runner from Heads Together, which is the headline charity umbrella organization for this year’s London marathon.
Earlier that day, the young royals visited a primary school in north London with the duchess wearing a red suit by Luisa Spagnoli. The royal couple went to the Mitchell Brook Primary School in Neasden, north London as a part of the duchess’ charity work for Place2Be, where she is a patron.

Earlier in the day, the young royals visited a primary school in north London with the duchess wearing a red

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Here’s How You Can Attend Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ Public Memorial Service

Three months after Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died within a day of each other, their adoring public will get a chance to mourn the Hollywood icons in a memorial service open to all. 

The “Star Wars” actress and her mother were laid to rest in a private ceremony in early January. But Todd Fisher, their brother and son, announced on Friday that a public memorial will be held in Los Angeles’ Forest Lawn Memorial Park on March 25 at 1 p.m.

Seating will be first-come, first-serve, although there will be room for overflow. 

“On Saturday, March 25th, there will be a public memorial for my Mother, Debbie Reynolds, and my sister, Carrie Fisher at Forrest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills at the Freedom Theater,” the announcement says. “We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you. The service will begin at 1:00 PM and immediately afterwards, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so. There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come first come, first seated basis, There are no tickets, it is first come, first seated. There will be room for overflow in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service.”

Fisher died on Dec. 27 at the age of 60, just a few days after suffering a medical emergency during a flight from London to Los Angeles. One day later, Reynolds died after reportedly suffering a stroke. 

They are survived by Todd Fisher and by Carrie Fisher’s daughter, “Scream Queens” actress Billie Lourd, who has paid tribute to her mother and grandmother on social media. 

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Clotilde Courau, Elisa Sednaoui Attend Alberta Ferretti Pre-Fall, Limited Show

WOMAN POWER: Alberta Ferretti has often said that she designs with a strong and independent woman in mind and two of the guests at her pre-fall and Limited demi-couture shows spoke of empowering women. Actress Clotilde Courau said she is playing Giselle Halimi in a movie out in the spring. Based on the true story of the French lawyer and feminist activist and filmed in Aix- en -Provence, Courau said Halimi “did so much for women.”
Elisa Sednaoui was eager to talk about her namesake foundation, which she created three years ago and which Ferretti supports. “Our aim is to facilitate creativity in young people, whether in the arts, gardening or acting — all to improve one’s self-esteem so that they will grow within their community and be able to make their life-changing choices. Art is a means to this end,” she explained. Sednaoui is now working on a fund-raising event that will be held in Milan on March 28.

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McCaul Lombardi, Mads Mikkelsen Attend Ermenegildo Zegna Show

ZEGNA MEN: On his way to Switzerland for a quick snowboarding jaunt, McCaul Lombardi said at the Ermenegildo Zegna show on Friday night that he had just finished filming “Sollers Point,” due to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival this spring. The story of a small-time drug dealer, “it’s a coming of age story, as he adapts to life out of prison,” said Lombardi, who is one of the actors fronting the brand’s ad campaign for spring.

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“It’s amazing. I can’t believe they’ve managed to fill a space this size, and it’s still intimate,” marveled Mads Mikkelsen surveying the venue, strewn with apocalyptic Anselm Kiefer concrete towers. “I just thought it was something from Pisa, they’re kind of at an angle,” he said. The actor, who recently wrapped promoting “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” said he was looking forward to taking a break. “Vacation for me is being at home, as I’m never home, so that would be Denmark.” Skal!

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Kerry Washington and Husband Nnamdi Asomugha Attend Met Gala Together After Pregnancy Announcement

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Kate Middleton Wears Chic Green Coat as She and Prince William Attend Christmas Day Church Service

Prince William, Kate Middleton, ChristmasKate Middleton has done it again, with her chic holiday style.
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Cindy Crawford And Her Lookalike Daughter Kaia Gerber Attend ‘Tomorrowland’ Premiere

Cindy Crawford and her daughter, Kaia Gerber, spent some quality time together ahead of Mother’s Day at the “Tomorrowland” premiere in Anaheim, California, on Saturday. The veteran model and her 13-year-old daughter made for quite the stunning duo as they posed for photos together on the carpet. Crawford was also joined by her son Presley, 15, and her longtime husband, nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber.

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It looks like Crawford’s daughter will follow in her mom’s modeling footsteps. The teen landed one of her first major photo shoots in Teen Vogue’s December 2014/January 2015 issue.

Yep, that’s one gorgeous family.

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These Are All Of Kimye’s Wedding Guests (And Those Who Didn’t Attend)

This weekend, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went from being #theworldsmosttalkedaboutcouple to the #worldsmosttalkedaboutmarriedcouple. After weeks of speculating wildly about who might be present for this very Instagram-able event, we finally have some confirmation as to who watched Kim’s third walk down the aisle. This post will be updated as various outlets scrounge through the seating chart.

Those Definitely Came
Khloe Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian
Kylie Jenner
Kendall Jenner
Bruce Jenner
Kris Jenner
Jaden Smith
Serena Williams
Steve McQueen (“12 Years A Slave” director and person who was “spotted limping back to his room, as if he had danced too much,” according to People)
David Blaine
Lana Del Rey (was paid “huge amounts of cash” to perform, according to Gawker)
Andrea Bocelli (performed “Con te Partiro,” and “Ave Maria” as Kim walked down the aisle, but it was romantic and nothing like a Buitoni commercial, according to E! news)
John Legend (also performed)
Chrissy Teigen
Jaden Smith
Serena Williams
Larsa Pippen
Scottie Pippen
LaLa Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
Lorraine Schwartz
Rachel Roy
André Leon Talley
China Black
Brittny Gastineau (Kim’s best friend, according to Hollywood Life)
Rick Rubin

And Those Who Didn’t
Beyonce (is “Irreplaceable,” but sent up this loving Instagram in lieu of her presence)
Jay Z
Brody Jenner
Rob Kardashian (flew back to L.A. before the ceremony, according to US Weekly)
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Obamas Attend Christmas Benefit Concert For Children’s National Health System

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obamas got into the holiday spirit Sunday evening with a little help from Hugh Jackman, Sheryl Crow and Janelle Monae.

President Barack Obama and his family attended the 32nd annual “Christmas in Washington” concert, a benefit for the Children’s National Health System. After an evening of Christmas carols at the National Building Museum, the president said Americans should remember Jesus Christ’s lessons of charity and compassion.

“Through his example, he taught us that we should love the Lord, love our neighbors, as we love ourselves. It’s a teaching that has endured for generations. And today, it lies at the heart of my faith and that of millions of Americans, and billions around the globe,” Obama said.

“No matter who we are, or where we come from, or how we worship, it’s a message of hope and devotion that can unite all of us this holiday season,” he added.

Before the concert began, the president, his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Sasha and Malia, helped collect presents for patients at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington. Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, watched from nearby.

The Obamas met five of the hospital’s young patients, who were dressed as elves.

“Hey, you guys, you going to help us?” Mrs. Obama asked.

“Good job, elves,” the president said. “Nice job.”

Jackman, who hosted the concert, also urged the audience to remember those less fortunate.

“It is the season of compassion. Let us not forget those who are down and out, who are suffering and who have little hope: the Washington Redskins fans,” Jackman said. “I can say it, I’m a Giants fan.”

The Redskins lost to the Atlanta Falcons earlier Sunday and fell to 3-11 for the season. The New York Giants also lost, though, getting shut out by the Seattle Seahawks as their record fell to 5-9.

Other performers at the concert included the Backstreet Boys, Anna Kendrick and Pat Monahan, the singer from the band Train. Retired NBA star Charles Barkley also was on hand to talk about programs at Children’s National.

The concert will be broadcast Friday evening on TNT.


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