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Should it be illegal to call someone fat?

Last updated on: December 23, 2013 09:15 IST

Should it be illegal to call someone fat?

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'If we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling somebody fat?"

Jennifer Lawrence lashes out at preconceived notions of beauty, while Rihanna becomes new face of Balmain and Gisele Bundchen does yoga in bikini with her son.

All this and more from the world of glamour and showbiz:

We start out with actress Jennifer Lawrence who has often been crticised for having a fuller figure by her critics and thinks calling someone fat should be illegal.

The 23-year-old feels "fat-shaming" on TV and elsewhere has an indisputably harmful effect on her young female fans, reported Aceshowbiz.

"Why is humiliating people funny?. I get it, I do it too.

We all do it. I think the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool.

"So all of the sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that's wearing an ugly dress. And the word fat! I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV.

If we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling somebody fat?"

This isn't the first time the young star has spoken out about weight.

In an interview previously, she had said, "In Hollywood, I'm obese. I'm considered a fat actress."

Source: PTI


Image: Jennifer Lawrence
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Getty Images

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Gisele Bundchen does yoga in bikini with son

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Gisele Bundchen has posted a picture of doing yoga in a bikini, with her son on the beach, on Instagram.

Both mother and son are doing a version of the tree pose, which involves standing on one foot with the other heel pressed into the inner thigh and the arms extended up above the head, Us magazine reported.

The 33-year-old model captioned the picture "Good morning, sending much love to all."


Image: Gisele Bundchen
Photographs: Gisele Bundchen on Instagram

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Rihanna becomes new face of Balmain

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R&B star Rihanna has become the new face of prestigious fashion house Balmain.

The 25-year-old singer will front the advertising campaign of the Spring/Summer 2014 collection and is expected to feature in magazines from January, reported Glamour magazine.

"In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world. When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete," the label's creative director, Olivier Rousteing said.

In the adverts, which were shot in New York City, Rihanna can be seen wearing two different outfits.

In the first snap, the 'Stay' hitmaker is propped up on a white and black -- squared block while wearing a baby pink dogtooth checked over-coat with turned up sleeves and gold accessories.

In the second photograph, Rihanna is flaunting a denim top and denim high-waited trousers, which is teamed up with chunky gold chains.

Source: PTI


Image: Rihanna
Photographs: Rihanna for Balmain
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My long hair is like a shield: Blake Lively

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Actress Blake Lively considers her long tresses as a shield that gives her protection from the things she feels shy about.

The 26-year-old Gossip Girl those actress, who have chopped their long locks are brave, reported Contactmusic.

"For me, my hair is like a shield. I'm actually a pretty shy person by nature. With long hair, you can put your hair down and cover your face," Lively said.

"I just think that everyone that has one is the most courageous person. It's so daring to do that! They're awesome. Would I do it? Maybe," she added.

Source: PTI


Image: Blake Lively
Photographs: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images for Chanel

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Katie Holmes chops off long hair

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Actress Katie Holmes has chopped off her long locks for this festive season.

The Romantics actress, who turns 35 this month, debuted a new, sophisticated, chocolate-brown hair color and shorter, cleaner cut at the Z100 Jingle Ball in NYC last weekend, reported Us magazine.

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise's ex-wife is also the co-owner and celebrity spokesperson for Alterna Haircare, a natural, organic beauty brand.

"It's good for my hair and good for the earth, so I feel good using it," she had said.

Source: PTI


Image: Katie Holmes
Photographs: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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Kanye West splurging $250,000 on Kim Kardashian's stylists?

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Rapper Kanye West is reportedly planning to spend a whooping USD 250,000 to ensure that his fiance Kim Kardashian can have access to her stylists during any hour of the day.

The 36-year-old Stronger hitmaker is sparing no expense to make sure Kim, 33 can appear glamorous whenever she wants to, as her stylists would be just a call away and would be willing to accompany her on all her tours, reported Radar Online.

"Kanye has told Kim he will spare no expense to make her look ready to go to a major photo shoot whenever she desires.

So, Kim's hair stylist, make-up artist, and stylist all based in Los Angeles, are on call 24/7, ready to get on a private jet to be whisked to her location," a source said.

"Kim only trusts her team to make her look gorgeous and doesn't want to work with outsiders. This doesn't come cheap and Kanye will shell out $250,000 just while he is on tour for Kim's glam squad," the source added.

Source: PTI


Image: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Photographs: Reuters

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Kim Basinger lands modelling contract... at 60!

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Actress Kim Basinger has landed a modelling contract at the age of 60.

The stylish star has inked a deal with IMG Models, the same agency her 18-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin signed with in March, reported People magazine.

The Grudge Match actress is likely to team up with Ireland for some mother-daughter photoshoots.

This comes after Ireland, whose father is Alec Baldwin, claimed her mother was impossibly young-looking for her age.

"She looks like she's my age. Her body, I swear, it's scary," Ireland said.

Kim, best known for playing a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again, said she has always encouraged blonde bombshell Ireland to pursue her dreams, whatever they may be, and is proud of her success as a model.

"She grew up in the limelight but I tried to provide stability and a quieter world. You just want them to follow their own path, and she totally did this on her own. I think she wanted to stick her foot in the modelling world and see what it would bring. And she's doing extremely well," Kim said.

Source: PTI


Image: Kim Basinger
Photographs: Cover of Esquire magazine

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Olivia Wilde dishes beauty secrets

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Olivia Wilde has revealed that the key to good eye makeup is clean, well-shaped brows.

The 29-year-old American actress said that when the eyebrows are filled in and softened, it gives a better look to the face, Stuff.co.nz reported.

The fiance of Jason Sudeikis added that she prefers to use a good pencil, which she admitted is easier compared to a powder.

Source: ANI

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Image: Olivia Wilde
Photographs: Cover of GQ Mexico, December 2009-January 2010
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Image: Olivia Wilde
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