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Johnny Flynn believes that ‘Stardust’ will show audiences an unknown David Bowie. The 37-year-old actor plays the late music icon in the biopic, which follows Bowie on his first trip to the US in 1971 – a country where he is a virtual unknown – and believes that fans will get to see a different side to the ‘Ashes to Ashes’ singer. Johnny said: “It’s a David we don’t really know. It’s the David that is a bit of a failure. He’s running away from things and is very fearful.” The movie sees Bowie haunted by the mental health issues suffered by his half-brother Terry Burns and Johnny was interested to explore the theme of madness in his portrayal of the star. He told The I Paper: “It’s heart-breaking; he was a huge figure for David. He introduced him to a lot of music. “It’s really interesting for me that…

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Kate Winslet “felt good” shooting a nude scene in her 40s in ‘Ammonite’. The Oscar-winning star plays 19th century English palaeontologist Mary Anning in the romantic period drama and admits she felt satisfaction at baring all in an intimate scene with Saoirse Ronan, who plays Mary’s lover Charlotte Murchison. Kate said: “It was very clear to me that they were quite capable of passionate moments – and Saoirse and I both wanted to embody that. And for me, at the age I am now, that felt quite good, actually! “I remember saying, ‘Here I am, doing nudity at 43 (the age I was then). How is this possible?’ “I swear, I thought I was going to hang up my hat when it came to nudity on screen.” “But I was surprised at how I felt. I felt quite good about it, really. I’ve got all my marks, and scars, and…

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Avenue Beat have celebrated female beauty, body and soul with their new single ‘Woman’. The pop trio – made up of Sami Bearden, Savana Santos and Sam Backoff – has released their funky new track with the aim of being more optimistic after their ‘F2020’ song summed up a difficult year and became a huge hit on TikTok. Singer Savana said: “We kinda said all there was to be said about last year. Why more negative? “Why not lean into something a lot more sexy, beautiful and awesome like women’s bodies, their vibe, their soul. Let’s start 2021 with something positive, something that feels good!” The band want to provide something different after seeing “so much body shaming” in the world. Sami added: “There’s so much body shaming, labelling, judging. “Truth is your best friends are your girls… the people who’re there no matter what happens are your girls… when…

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Sir Tom Jones has announced a diverse set of cover songs for his new album. The 80-year-old singer – whose upcoming record ‘Surrounded By Time’ drops on April 23 – has re-imagined tracks by the likes of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Michael Kiwanuka for the collection, which has been co-produced by Ethan Johns and Mark Woodward. In a press release, his team teased: “‘Surrounded By Time’ marks out new territory with a sonic landscape of outstanding musicianship and a vocal delivery that re-imagines a diverse set of songs of personal importance that have impacted the artist throughout a long, unpredictable but undeniably impressive career.” And Tom was particularly moved by Todd Snider’s ‘Talking Reality Television Blues’, which is available now as the album’s first single. Commenting on the song, he said: “I was there when TV started – didn’t know I’d become part of it – but it could…

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Keke Palmer believes “less is more” with beauty. The 27-year-old actress and singer thinks it is important to find a “balance between doing too much and doing too little” when it comes to both makeup and skincare regimes. She said: “Less is more. And that goes across the board – less with your regimen, less with your makeup. There’s a way to get coverage with less. “It’s finding that balance between doing too much and doing too little. I always try to ask myself before I leave the house, ‘Is this too much?’” And Keke wants to encourage others to accept who they are. She added: “By accepting what you are … At the end of the day, there are certain things that we can change, but when we haven’t accepted ourselves, those things become even harder to grasp. When you’re beating yourself up and striving for perfection, it makes…

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Leslie Mann was “totally intimidated” by working with Dame Judi Dench on ‘Blithe Spirit’. The 48-year-old actress plays Elvira Condomine in the comedy movie – which is based upon the 1941 play of the same name by Noel Coward – and admits she was daunted at the prospect of sharing scenes with the screen icon who plays mystic Madame Arcati. Leslie exclusively told talkRADIO: “It was so much fun, the first day I worked with her was in bed and that was terrifying for me because she’s someone who I have so much respect for and there I was laying in bed with her.” The ‘Knocked Up’ star also revealed that Judi helped her feel “at ease” as they filmed together. Leslie recalled: “I think she knew I was nervous, I was probably sweating or something, and she went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and she…

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Patrick Dempsey will return for the ‘Enchanted’ sequel. The 55-year-old actor has confirmed that he will reprise his role as Robert Philip in the follow-up to the 2007 Disney film, ‘Disenchanted’, which is set to be released on streaming service Disney+. Speaking on ‘Good Morning America’ on Thursday (14.01.21), Patrick said: “I just got the script for the second movie. Then I’m starting to go through and get notes together.” The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star also hinted that the sequel could begin filming in the spring. Patrick said: “There’s talk that we’ll start shooting that in the spring, which is exciting.” He was also full of praise for co-star Amy Adams who played his romantic interest – fairytale princess Giselle – in the original movie. Dempsey remarked: “Amy Adams is so amazing in that film. It was a fun project to be a part of. Adam Shankman will direct the new…

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Halima Aden had “zero excitement” seeing her face on magazine covers. The 23-year-old model quit the fashion industry recently because she found it so hard to “see herself” on the front of magazines as she felt “so far removed” from the final image. She said: “I had zero excitement because I couldn’t see myself. Do you know how mentally damaging that can be to be to somebody? When I’m supposed to feel happy and grateful and I’m supposed to relate, because that’s me, that’s my own picture, but I was so far removed. My career was seemingly on top, but I was mentally not happy.” And Halima – who was born in Kakuma, Kenya – spoke of the importance for her to have control over her own hijab for any modelling work, so much so she would have walked away from a contract if they hadn’t have let her put…

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Gemma Chan has found “solace” in her skincare regime. The 38-year-old actress has used her beauty routine to help her meditate during the coronavirus lockdown as she noticed taking time to focus on her skin made her feel happier. She told InStyle: “Creative, experimental, and low-maintenance. I find real calm and solace in my routine. There’s so much in the outside world that we’ve been powerless about. Having time to go through my steps is very meditative. “At the beginning of lockdown, I stopped wearing makeup or brushing my hair. Then I realized I had to start doing things to feel better. Even if I wasn’t leaving the house, it really cheered me up to put on a bright lipstick or eyeliner. It made me understand that beauty lifts my mood. It’s for me, not anyone else.” Gemma has a number of go-to products she loves to use but one…

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Lauren Hutton has revealed sex is her beauty secret. The 77-year-old model believes getting intimate with someone can be great for helping her maintain glowing skin as it is great exercise. She said: “Making love is pretty good exercise, too! I think it’s important to be held and to hold someone, and to love someone if we can. A man can be hard to find, [because] I think there are way more good women than good men. I don’t know why, I guess that’s because of privilege. They’ve been the head sex for 6,000 years! That’ll make you feel like you’re in a really exclusive club. “Sex is still absolutely a beauty secret for me – I hope I believe that forever. Although I’ve always talked [about sex], I never spoke about who my mates and partners are, that’s for sure. Nobody ever knew the man I lived with for…

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