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Rami Malek is everywhere at the moment, deservedly so. Fresh from his Oscar-winning role as Freddie Murcury in Bohemian Rhapsody, the next role is always a tricky one for those who win the prestigious award.

The film industry are keeping an eye on his next move, and Deadline is now reporting that Malek is in talks to become the next James Bond villain. This is pure perfection in casting, if we do say so ourselves.

If you've seen him in Mr. Robot, his stoic expressions and ability to embody mysteriousness is ideal for a walled-off and deceptive villain. Oh, and did we mention the iconic Lupita Nyong’o is might be courted as Bond 25's female lead?


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Malek is reportedly closing the deal to act opposite Daniel Craig in Craig's last run as the renowned MI5 agent. Variety was first to mention Malek’s talks, with Cary Fukunaga directing the flick.

Nyong’o won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2013 for 12 Years A Slave, and has played her role in blockbusters like the unbelievable Best Picture nominated Black Panther. She's also starring in Jordan Peele's new genre film Us.

The 007 bad-guy role is always an incredible actor, do we remember Javier Bardem's turn? *Shivers* That man did too good a job of acting evil, it's convincing AF. We're dying to see what Malek will do with the role.

Christoph Waltz also played a Bond nemesis, with both Waltz and Bardem having their own Oscar-winning performances before transforming into treacherous deceptives.


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Also joining Bond 25 alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q is the talented actor Billy Magnussen.

The hyper-charming American is best known for his roles in Velvet Buzzsaw, Game Night and a hugely unique turn in Maniac alongside Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

He's playing a CIA agent, and the eye candy is strong with this one.


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He’s going to play a CIA agent, which essentially means he’ll be sent in to float James Bond when he inevitably runs out of money and pick up the pieces after he runs amok in a glamorous foreign location. 

Magnussen and Malek in the same film might just send us over the edge; both talented and gorgeous humans. Wow, we can't WAIT for Bond 25 now, but a woman needs to be given the MI5 badge.

Or the role of a villain, seriously. Those men get all the juicy roles.

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Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan has revealed to Oprah Winfrey during a SuperSoul Conversation toping that he went to therapy after playing Killmonger.

The 31-year-old opened up about how he spent 'a lot of time alone; before and during filming the Oscar-nominated Marvel flick, and admitted that he found it 'tough to readjust to people caring about me".

He added how valuable it was to "be in this lonely place as long as I could" for the film; "I started talking to people, started unpacking a little bit. I was by myself, isolating myself. I figured Erik Killmonger's childhood growing up was lonely."


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He described his character's solitary and angry upbringing after the murder of his father;

"He didn’t have a lot of people he could talk to about this place called Wakanda that didn’t exist,’ he added. "It was a little tough for me at first. Readjusting to people caring about me, getting that love that I shut out. I shut out love, I didn’t want love."

He described how therapy helped him to progress past those feelings, and called on men to remember it’s more than okay to do so.

"Your mind is so powerful. Your mind will get your body past a threshold that it would have given up on way before,’" he said. "Honestly, therapy, just talking to somebody just helped me out a lot. As a man, you get a lot of slack for it, I don’t really subscribe to that. Everyone needs to unpack and talk."


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The ground-breaking movie has an all-star predominantly black cast, and is nominated for seven Academy Awards; it's also the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture ever.

Michael's character is presumed to be dead, but a body was never recovered, leaving that spot open for a sequel return.

Angela Bassett, who played Ramonda, was asked if ‘everybody’ would be coming back for Black Panther 2 on SAGs red carpet: "I would assume so… We didn’t see him Killmonger go into the ocean did we?"


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The film has become a hugely important cultural milestone for cinema, with the cast winning outstanding performance in a motion picture at the SAG Awards.

 Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther, delivered a rousing acceptance speech expressing the value of being "young, gifted and black";

 "We all know what it’s like to be told that there is not a place for you to be featured, yet you are young, gifted and black. ‘We know what it’s like to be told there’s not a screen for you to be featured on, a stage for you to be featured on." 

The 41-year-old concluded;

"We knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world, that we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing, that we could create a world that exemplified a world that we wanted to see."

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If you want to feel VERY old, this is the news story for you.

Do we remember Rachel Green's adorable baby Emma? The toddler was played by twins Noelle and Cali Sheldon 15 years ago, and they're all grown up now.

The pair posted a photograph to Instagram for their sweet sixteen, sharing a tribute of their younger selves and it's the cutest.


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Noelle and her sister are looking happy and carefree at the Museum of Ice Cream; she captioned the nostalgic snap; “Happy birthday @cali.sheldon."

Cali also posted a photo of herself and her sister, writing; "My partner in crime since ’02… happy birthday noelle!" 

The twins celebrate a major milestone and have also landed a role in Jordan Peele's upcoming horror flick Us, starring Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o and Elisabeth Moss.

It's safe to say they haven't strayed far from acting, though a horror movie is certainly different to their silver screen baby debut.


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Noelle posted the news to her Instagram alongside the film's trailer;

“The trailer for Us is out now! I put the link in my bio. So happy I got to be a part of this movie, it looks amazing and terrifying!” 

Friends ended back in 2004 and broke our hearts, but we all loved watching Emma grow up alongside her parents.

Ross and Rachel were played by Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer, and we can only hope that they've kept in touch with the twins.



Being a woman in 2018: what does it mean to you?

“You can be whatever type of woman you want to be,” Saoirse Ronan says, looking into the camera. 

“You can be an individual but still be a part of something bigger than yourself,” adds Lupita Nyong’o. 

Directed by artist Anne Collier, Calvin Klein's new ad is for their newest fragrance Calvin Klein Women.

Watch as it unfolds into a series of vignettes that provide a glimpse into Lupita Nyong'o’s and Saoirse Ronan’s creative inspirations.

Both women reflect on figures from the past that have inspired them and helped to shape their identities as  the women they are today. 

Saoirse plays a Nina Simone record and talks about her admiration for Sissy Spacek, while Lupita works on a script and flicks through collaged photography of Eartha Kitt and Katharine Hepburn. 

Raf Simons, Chief Creative Officer, Calvin Klein says, ''in this campaign, Anne Collier brings  to life a powerful narrative of confidence and self-expression, celebrating the profound inspiration women draw from one another. The support of this bond empowers a great sense of freedom.''

For the new fragrance think a woody floral; fusing strength with fragility, freshness with sensuality, a play of contrasts, as infinitely varied as the personas of the women who inspire it.

The light pink-hued fragrance builds around three core ingredients – fresh eucalyptus acorns, delicate orange flower petals and rich Alaskan cedarwood.

“Our goal is to make the message inclusive and inspiring. To do that we broke with tradition – from the distinct fragrance and packaging, to the campaign creative featuring Lupita and Saoirse and the icons that inspire them,” said Simona Cattaneo, Chief Marketing Officer, COTY Luxury.

As the voices of a new generation of modern femininity, who better than Saoirse and Lupita to embody this campaign? 

Women around the world can join in on social media by using the hashtag #IAMWOMEN and share a photo of females in their lives that have shaped them into who they are today.

We just love the whole concept, don't you? 


Grazia magazine has come under fire this week after Oscar-winner, Lupita Nyong'o, expressed upset over the fact her image was digitally altered on the cover of the publication's latest edition.

The 12 Years a Slave actress took to Instagram last night, and explained why the publication's decision to remove her ponytail has such wide-reaching implications.

"As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too," Lupita began in a lengthy Instagram post.

"Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfils me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are."


As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women's complexion, hair style and texture. #dtmh

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"I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like."

"Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women's complexion, hair style and texture," she asserted.

Grazia has issued a statement in response to Lupita's justifiable upset, and acknowledged that the issue was one worth discussing, but asserts that they had not requested the digital alteration.

"Grazia is committed to representing diversity throughout its pages and apologises unreservedly to Lupita Nyong'o," they began.

"Grazia magazine would like to make it clear that at no point did they make any editorial request to the photographer for Lupita Nyong's' hair to be altered on this week's cover, nor did we alter it ourselves."

"But we apologise unreservedly for not upholding the highest of editorial standards in ensuring that we were aware of all alternations that had been made."

Twitter is far from impressed with the magazine's apology, with one social media user writing: "What a BS apology! Who if not you altered Lupita's image?"

"There are many ways to tell that this ‘apology’ is utter horseshit. However, the clearest way we can tell that you don’t actually give AF nor understand Lupita’s point is that you are still using the edited photo as your Twitter pic. Y’all ain’t too bright," added another.


Lupita Nyong’o' is just one in an alarming number of high-profile women who have come forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein in recent days.

And while the allegations – all of which display an unsettling number of similarities – mount, Harvey Weinstein has, on the whole, maintained a deafening silence.

However, Lupita's lengthy op-ed in The New York Times – a piece which details her various encounters with the movie mogul – was one of the few allegations to spark a response from the once highly-regarded producer.

In the piece, the 12 Years a Slave actress recalls one particular meeting with the producer which took place in his family home.

After being cajoled away from the people present, Weinstein suggested performing a massage on the Oscar-winner – a suggestion which Lupita found disturbing.

"For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe," she remembered. "I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times."

"Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants,” she wrote. “I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that."

This incident was couched by encounters which left Lupita in no doubt of the producer's influence in Hollywood.

During one meeting over dinner, Lupita recalls Weinstein saying: ‘Let’s cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal.’I was stunned. I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant."

"He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. He said he had dated Famous Actress X and Y and look where that had gotten them."

After explaining that she abruptly called the meeting to a close, Lupita says the next time she encountered Weinstein was at an after-party for 12 Years a Slave where the producer apologised for his conduct.

"He was ashamed of his actions and he promised to respect me moving forward," Lupita wrote. "I said thank you and left it at that. But I made a quiet promise to myself to never ever work with Harvey Weinstein."

Lupita's op-ed has been contradicted by Weinstein, who issued a statement through his representative, which not only denies the claims, but seeks to highlight Lupita's supposed admiration of the now disgraced Hollywood heavy-hitter.

"Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry," reads the statement. "Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show Eclipsed."

Lupita is one of just two actresses Weinstein has responded to, having previously denied wrongdoing against Ashley Judd.

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Great news for Star Wars fans as its been revealed that Oscar winning star, Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones actress, Gwendoline Christie have both been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy revealed her excitement about the new casting in a statement yesterday.

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Production for the latest Star Wars instalment has already begun, with reports suggesting that cast and director J.J. Abrams have already flown out to Abu Dhabi to begin filming.

The new Star Wars film already includes a pretty impressive cast from original Star Wars actors including:  Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Bakeras.

There are also some famous newcomers from John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and Irish actor, Domhnall Gleeson.




Two of Hollywood’s hottest actresses are to star in a remake of one of our favourite Disney classics The Jungle Book

Lupita Nyong’o and Scarlett Johansson are both in negotiations to join Idris Elba in Disney’s latest adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic book, which will be directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau.

Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave star Lupita is said to be set to closing a deal any day now to play Rakcha, a wolf mother who adopts the film’s star, Mowgli.

Meanwhile, Scarlett is expected to take on a voice role as Kaa, a python who eats her rival animals by hypnotising them.

Kaa is one of the film’s main baddies along with Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger voiced by Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star Elba.

The Jungle Book script comes from Justin Marks, the brains behind Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. 

We can’t wait!



American magazine, People has named the Lupita Nyong’o as 2014’s Most Beautiful Woman.

The 31-year-old actress is delighted by the accolade and not just by the compliment, but what it means for others.

“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. And especially, I was happy for all the girls who would see me on (it) and feel a little more seen.”

The Oscar winning actress has spoken before about her insecurities surrounding her looks and thanks her mother for giving her the ability to embrace her own beauty.



Lupita Nyong’o has really become Hollywood’s newest it girl. She’s already won an Oscar for her role in 12 Years A Slave and now has been revealed as the new face of Lancôme.

Nygon’o expressed her excitement about being the new face of the beauty company and most importantly representing “a unique vision of beauty”.

Lupita also released a video on Instagram to talk about her new role with Lancôme.


We think Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o would make a great item and it seems like Michael thinks so too.

According to a source, Michael is so fascinated by the Oscar-winning actress that he brought his mother to the Oscars so that she would know he only has eyes for her. They went on to add: “Michael is intent on showing how he wants to get serious again and made a point of bringing his mum Adele to the Oscars rather than a date.”

The source went on to say that the 12 Years a Slave co-stars “have an incredible connection after the whirlwind of filming 12 Years A Slave and then promoting it together.” In fact, the duo have already had a brief encounter while they were attending the Toronto Film Festival last September.

The Irish heartthrob even called it a day with his Romanian supermodel Madalina Ghenea and according to the insider, “their chemistry is undeniable”.



When Lupita Nyong’o, walked down the carpet at the Oscars 2014, she wowed the crowd with her beauty.

As always, the 31-year-old looked stunning as she flaunted a beautiful blue gown and lit up the place with her natural glow.

Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about that head band.

Despite her effort to style up her hair, that band really didn’t do her any justice.

It was certainly a miss for us!

We wonder what the Fashion Police would have to say about this.