Saturday, 27 February 2016

Final Thoughts for Oscars Best Actor & Actress Nominees!

'It's an odd conversation. It's like talking about your fantasy wedding but not having a wedding.'- Brie Larson
So the event of the year is nearly upon us! The 88th annual Academy Awards will bring together the industry's elite. In terms of the 'diversity row'- I get it, even more so perhaps. However I think, especially in this particular niche people think of diversity as only black actors, but as a South Asian women I feely incredibly underrated. BUT, I don't think it's fair to take it out on the extraordinary talent which has been nominated this year. I mean have you seen Brie Larson in Room?! And how many actors out there could pull of Eddie Redmayne's role in The Danish Girl? 

Attempting to boycott the awards is essentially a slap in the face of the American Dream and those actors who are up there in the clouds and not attending or showing their support to this years nominees are childish, ungrateful and utilizing their position of hierarchy in an unjust way. Hopefully one day they will get nominated, but who would want to return the favour and come and support them? Nonetheless, this post is about the nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress. Since the nominations were announced they've been asked multiple times about how they feel- low and behold, I've gathered together some of their final thoughts.

May the best man of woman win!   

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Brit Awards 2016 Red Carpet Action & Winners!

'I’d like to thank my management and record label for embracing the fact that I'm a woman and being encouraged by it. And I would like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha.'- Adele
The celebratory night of British music was bestowed upon us on Wednesday night and no doubt, the stars stepped out in full force. The 2016 Brit Awards which was held at the O2 featured performances by Little Mix, Justin Bieber, James Bay and of-course that grindalicious twerking session featuring Rihanna and Drake. Hosted by Ant & Dec, there was a whole host of deserving winners and it was a general all around night of fun! Credit to Adele for highlighting the Kesha situation as well! Join me in looking at some of the best moments from the Brit 2016 red carpet and you can also find the full set of winners down below!
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Elle Style Awards 2016 Best Dressed

'Fashion is about dressing your thoughts.'- Suki Waterhouse
Ah I always wonder what it would feel like to be one of the hottest young things in fashion. If like me, you want inside to this 'fashion bubble' then welcome to the Elle Style Awards 2016. This annual award show which serenades fashion's elite brought out a plethora of supermodels as well as some stunning fashion muses. For me, it was lovely to see Elizabeth Olsen at the event, as I feel that as well as her acting chops she's an incredibly underrated style icon who deserves this type of praise. Of-course, there were a whole host of other stunners who turned up to the event- so join me in crowning some of the night's best dressed!
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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Male Celebrities Who Are So Badass Feminist

'If I have any particular appeal to women, maybe it's because I listen more than other guys do and appreciate how they think and feel about things.'- Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling Feminist
So Kesha still having to work with her alleged rapist Dr.Luke is devastating. I couldn't imagine working on such a magnified scale with someone who treated me wrong- both emotionally and physically. In fact, in the past I have been quick to walk away from demoralising situations and stand up for myself-sometimes to negative connotations. But ofcourse, the Kesha situation is a completely different context. It's also wholly horrifying because she is a magnificent singer and having something like this come in the way of her releasing her trademark high energy mood-boosting music is the crumbling of what many refer to as the 'American Dream', 

However, I would just like to reiterate that this isn't a battle of Men Vs Women but of Good Vs Evil- And just to throw a little proof in the pudding, here are some handsome leading men who are proud feminists and wouldn't have it any other way! 
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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Cyber Bullying Towards Muslim Women By Their Own Kind

'The ones that are worried about your life are unhappy.'- Durrani Popal 
Durrani Popal
Hate it everywhere on-line. The ability to hide behind a screen and type derogatory comments to individuals is so easy. No one to answer to. No face to face confrontation. No illusion of 'hurt feelings' for the person you're targeting. As someone who's immersed in the world of social media, the hottest new YouTube stars, viral videos and Instagram beauties I am constantly fascinated by these men and women who are an on-line success story. But I'm not going to lie, multiple times the line between my reality and fantasy are blurred and at times, I find myself incredibly jealous and low about these beautiful make-believe lives right infront of my eyes- But by no means, do I try to belittle those people behind the mask of the internet. I don't leave a comment underneath their photo about how they're showing off, I don't point out their 'rolls' or their 'bones' and I certainly don't use 'slut-shaming' words to describe them. I would get nothing out of it.

And unfortunately the context in which I have witnessed this type of cyber-bullying the most is abuse geared towards Muslim woman BY other Muslim women. Firstly, let me say- ALL Muslim women are DIFFERENT. We don't all wear scarves and bound ourselves to the small confines of what someone else defines religion as. I am always a strong believer in the fact that religion is for one's own self. Only you have the right to decide how religion will affect your life. Some use it as a strong measure and some use it as a spiritual measure and some don't incorporate it into their lives at all. And that is completely fine. There's enough going on in the world with the likes of Donald Trump acting out his delusion of eradicating Muslims on a grand scale than us dragging someone else down because they don't follow our personally moulded set of beliefs. Wake up and have a heart.
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Monday, 15 February 2016

BAFTA 2016 Best Dressed

'I was told to settle for the fat girl parts. I kept on going and I overcame my fears and got over my insecurities.'- Kate Winslet
The stars stepped out in full force at the 2016  EE BAFTA Awards at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House for the tenth year running. The night was ofcourse a dazzling array of legendary actors amongst a plethora of rising stars. The night was ofcourse an incredible night for fashion as well as honouring those who's talent surpassed in the past year. The likes of Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander looked stunning in their obvious fashion intellect and the men really brought their A-game! Below, I've decided to round my best dressed! Let me know if you agree!
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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Ten Years in Sports Illustrated Cover Girls

Ashley Graham owns her sexiness in a way that every woman should.- Sports Illustrated 
For the first time in 52 years, Sports Illustrated has announced that there will be three different 2016 covers- All three featuring gorgeous women! Plus size beauty Ashley Graham makes the cut along with rising star Hailey Clauson and sportswomen of the moment Ronda Rousey. The magazine is usually a stomping ground for jaw-droppingly beautiful women over the years- but it's evident that a lot of thought has been put on the women who adorn the cover. Confidence, sex appeal and unapologetically feminine. Over the past ten years alone, singing goddess Beyonce has been given the honours, along with curvy beauty Kate Upton. Let's have a look at ten years of Sports Illustrated covers below. 
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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Single Celebrities on Valentine's Day 2016

'I'm waiting for the man who's ballsy enough to deal with me.'- Rihanna
There are those who go all out on Valentine's Day. The flowers, the chocolates, the candlelit dinners & extra public displays of affection. Then there are those who are bitter, cynical, hate the 'commercialised' nonsense of this particular day. Oh and they are most definitely SINGLE. Sure, it's definitely much more of an experience if you spend Valentine's Day with your other half, but it's actually all about showing love to  your family and friends as well. It's a day of social adoration, which doesn't need to be reserved for only your romantic interest. There are many celebrities who will be riding solo this V-Day and I'm sure they'll make good use of the day. The below are just a handful of those who are flying the 'single' flag like myself! 
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Celebrities Celebrating Their First Valentine's Day Together!

'It's our paradise and it's our war zone'- Zayn Malik
Ah Hollywood! It's a funny world isn't it? Especially when it comes to the romantic endeavours of the A-Listers. The industry is notorious for it's short-lived passionate romances. And we often see the aftermath scattered across the press when it ends. However, it's not wrong to say that when these romances start, they are so beautiful, exciting and electric. Two gorgeous people, living the dream, the world at their feet.... what else are #relationshipgoals? In the last year alone, a range of new romances blossomed and whilst many sizzled out, there are some that are still going strong. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, let's take a look at the celebrities spending their first Valentine's Day together. Their day best be romantic!
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Friday, 5 February 2016

Best Star Studded Selfies: Kimye, OITNB & Oscars!

'What is this, a carpet for ants?'- Paramount Pictures
Zoolander Selfie
So the recent Zoolander premier in London featured the above epic selfie. Can I please borrow that selfie stick?! I mean, talk about a star-studded selfie featuring the likes of Ben Stiller, Penelope Cruz, Natalie Dormer, Owen Wilson & more! The selfie scene in particular has come leaps and bounds during the evolution of social media. There just isn't an excuse for those awkward Myspace selfies anymore. Stars are pulling out all the stops to break the internet with their array of beautiful friends. To see my post about Celebrity Squad Goals- click here. These squads aren't relying on professional photographers to capture their life highlights anymore- Nope they do it themselves! I thought I'd have a trip down memory lane to see the best star studded selfies! 
(The amount of times I've said 'selfie' in this post...)
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Thursday, 4 February 2016

George Shelley is Bisexual! Other Celebrities Who Date Both Sexes

'I don't want to feel that I can't be myself'- George Shelley
Union J's resident heartthrob George Shelley has revealed he's bisexual! Well, he didn't use that word in particular but he has confessed to dating both men and women. Frankly, I think the word 'bisexual' gets a bad rap in the media. It's a word often associated with greed, wrongful attention and thrown around far too easily. But I still use the word because in simplistic terms it describes an individual who dates both men and women. Sure, sexuality is much more complicated than than definition, and there are arguments for and against using 'labels'- but I feel like at the end of the day the real victory is letting people be who they truly are. Shelley is brave enough to come forward and talk about the various boyfriends and girlfriends he's dating, thus putting an end to months of speculation. 
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