Taraji P. Henson, Lupita Nyong’o Pose With Their Beauty Experts (Pics)

Taraji P. Henson poses with her makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff

The Hollywood Reporter is saluting the hair and makeup people behind today’s hottest celebrity women – including “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson and acclaimed actress and fashion maven Lupita Nyong’o.

“Pair an A-lister with the right artists (both hair and makeup) and watch social media explode, brands come calling and beauty icons get born (or reborn — talking about you, Taraji),” writes THR of its exclusive portrait gallery, which also included Reese Witherspoon, Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Olsen, Dakota Johnson and their beauty experts.

Below, Lupita Nyong’o poses with her makeup artist Nick Barose and hairstylist Vernon Francois. (Photos by David Needleman)

Lupita Nyong'o was photographed with makeup artist Nick Barose (left) and hairstylist Vernon Francois on Oct. 28 at The Bowery Hotel in New York City.

“I’ve learned tons of beauty tricks! For one, Nick taught me how to put on lipstick right — from the center out,” says Nyong’o.

Below, Taraji P. Henson poses with her makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff. (Photos by David Needleman)

Taraji P. Henson (right) and makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff were photographed on Nov. 2 at The 24th Street Loft in New York City.

According to Ashunta Sheriff, Henson’s makeup artist both onscreen and off-, “Cookie is uninhibited, and that is giving women the courage to try new things. She isn’t afraid of the trends, whether it’s a dark plum or bright turquoise eye shadow.”

According to Ashunta Sheriff, Henson’s makeup artist both onscreen and off-, “Cookie is uninhibited, and that is giving women the courage to try new things. She isn’t afraid of the trends, whether it’s a dark plum or bright turquoise eye shadow.”


Kanye West’s New Yeezy Boost 350 Moonrock Sneakers Arrive This Saturday. You Copping? Check Them Out Inside (Video/Pics)

Adidas has confirmed that Kanye West’s new Yeezy Boost 350 Moonrock sneakers will go on sale this Saturday, November 14th.

The kicks will not be available on the Adidas Confirmed app, Instead you can cop a pair for $200 from Adidas.com and the same locations that sold the Yeezy Season 1’s.

Check them out and locations that will stock them below.

U.S. and Canadian retailers:

A Ma Maniere, Atlanta, USA
ACD Gallery, San Diego, USA
Acrimony, San Francisco, USA
Addict, Bal Harbour, USA
adidas Style, Chicago, USA
Alchemist, Miami, USA
Apt 606, Miami, USA
Atelier, New York, USA
Barneys.com, Online, USA
Barneys New York – Madison Ave, New York, USA
Barneys New York – Broadway, New York, USA
Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, USA
Barneys New York, Los Angeles, USA
Barneys New York, Seattle, USA
Barneys New York, Chicago, USA
Barneys New York, Boston, USA
Barneys New York, Las Vegas, USA
Barneys New York, San Francisco, USA
Barneys New York, Scottsdale, USA
Barneys New York, Georgetown, USA
Barneys New York, Glendale, USA
Barneys New York, Seattle, USA
Barneys New York, Philadelphia, USA
Barneys New York, Santa Monica, USA
Barneys New York, Brooklyn, USA
Black Market, Arlington, USA
The Darkside Initiative, San Francisco, USA
Forward by Elyse Walker, Online, USA
Fruition, Las Vegas, USA
H Lorenzo, West Hollywood, USA
Haven, Vancouver, Canada
Hirshleifers, Manhasset, USA
Hotoveli, New York, USA
Influence U, Montreal, Canada,
Jonathan + Olivia, Toronto, Canada
Just One Eye, Los Angeles, USA
KITH, New York, USA
KITH, Brooklyn, USA
Kokko, Richmond, Canada
Machus, Portland, USA
Mr.Porter, Online, USA
Nomad, Toronto, Canada
Notre Shop, Chicago, USA
Opening Ceremony, Los Angeles, USA
Opening Ceremony, New York, USA
Packer Shoes, Teaneck, USA
Roden Gray, Vancouver, Canada
RSVP Gallery, Chicago, USA
Saint Alfred, Chicago, USA
Shoe Gallery, Miami, USA
Social Status, Charlotte, USA
SSENSE.com, Online, Canada
The Factory, Oklahoma City, USA
The Webster, Bal Harbour, USA
The Webster, Miami, USA
TNT – The New Trend, Montreal, Canada
TNT – The New Trend, Toronto, Canada
UBIQ, Philadelphia, USA,
Undefeated, Los Angeles, USA
Unknwn, Aventura, USA
Wildstyle, West Hollywood, USA
Wish, Atlanta, USA, Xhibition, Cleveland, USA

Will you be buying a pair? Let us know in the comment section below.

Pics via GQ

Beyonce Shines In New Patriotic Photo Shoot For BEAT Magazine (Cover Story Excerpt + Pics)

BEAT Magazine tapped the beautiful and equally talented superstar Beyonce for the cover of their latest issue. The America-themed photos were captured by Ryan McGinley.

The issue hits newsstands on October 21st. Guarantee yourself a copy HERE. In the meantime check out an excerpt from the cover story and some photos below.

Here she is talking about success and fear:

What does fear taste like?
Success. I have accomplished nothing without a little taste of fear in my mouth.

Just as importantly, here she is chatting about which Beyoncé era she’d go dressed as for Halloween:

Destiny’s Child Survivor era with the army fatigues. Or maybe Bootylicious with the gold tooth and pink tips in my hair.

This is what she sings in the shower:

Holy Ghost by Kim Burrell

Does she Netflix or does she chill?

Netflix and chill.

What about the last song that got stuck in her head?

Jugg by Fetty Wap

And perhaps vitally, what does she have on her pizza?

Extra tomato sauce and jalapeños.

Ava DuVernay Repping ‘Sisters’, ‘Compton’ on Cover of Elle (Pics)

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She’s a filmmaker, a film distributor, and now a bona fide cover girl.

“Selma’ director Ava DuVernay graces the cover of Elle magazine’s November issue, one of eight commemorative “Women In Hollywood” covers celebrating the biggest, brightest talents in film right now.

Photographed by Paola Kudacki, the Compton native wears a silk dress from Calvin Klein Collection and a copper, zinc, and silicium earring from Balmain. She is styled by Simon Robins.

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Inside, the former celebrity publicist talks about her upcoming series, “Queen Sugar,” on OWN, the film she’s writing starring her good friend David Oyelowo, and her myriad of other projects – including her own distribution company to get more black films into theaters.

“There’s a generation of filmmakers of color and women whose primary concern is that no one will see their work,” DuVernay said of the relaunch of distribution company ARRAY. “And that is a huge barrier. They’re asking, ‘Why make something if no one will see it?”

DuVernay tweeted about the cover on Wednesday:


The other Women in Hollywood covers feature Amy Schumer, Mia Farrow, Salma Hayek, Carey Mulligan, Alicia Vickander, Kate Winslet and Dakota Johnson.


Rihanna Covers Vanity Fair, Talks About Her Past Relationship With Chris Brown, Sex Life & More

Rihanna graces the front cover of Vanity Fair‘s November issue. In the cover story RiRi opened up about her past relationships with Chris Brown, Matt Kemp, hooking for fun, what she looks for in a man, sex life, being discovered by Jay Z, working in the past withEminem and more.

Check out the photos and read some excerpts from the interview below. 

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On Dating & Sex Life:

“I always see the best in people,” she says. “I hope for the best, and I always look for that little bit of good, that potential, and I wait for it to blossom. You want them to feel good being a man, but now men are afraid to be men. They think being a real man is actually being a p****, that if you take a chair out for a lady, or you’re nice or even affectionate to your girl in front of your boys, you’re less of a man. It’s so sick. They won’t be a gentleman because that makes them appear soft. That’s what we’re dealing with now, a hundred percent, and girls are settling for that, but I won’t. I will wait forever if I have to … but that’s O.K. You have to be screwed over enough times to know, but now I’m hoping for more than these guys can actually give.

“That’s why I haven’t been having sex or even really seeing anybody,” she says, “because I don’t want to wake up the next day feeling guilty. I mean I get horny, I’m human, I’m a woman, I want to have sex. But what am I going to do—just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow? He has a great story and I’m like … what am I doing? I can’t do it to myself. I cannot. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. And that saves me.”

On hooking up for fun:

“If I wanted to I would completely do that. I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing. But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move. I would wake up the next day feeling like s***. When you love somebody, that’s different. Even if you don’t love them per se, when you care enough about somebody and you know that they care about you, then you know they don’t disrespect you. And it’s about my own respect for myself. A hundred percent.”

On giving Chris Brown a second chance:

I was that girl,” she says, “that girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle s*** like this. Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing.” So, she thought she could change him? “A hundred percent. I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you—because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away.” Now, she says, “I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”

On her relationship with Chris Brown now:

“I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”

On Rachel Dolezal:
“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”

Rihanna Covers The Fader’s 100th Issue

After Drake, Rihanna is the second celebrity to be featured on the 100th issue of The Fader magazine. Unlike Drizzy’s cover story, readers get no quotes from Riri, she apparently only granted Fader five questions to ask.

“All photos of Rihanna, at this point in her career, have layers of artifice. We wanted to see what would happen if we were able to pull some of that away, The FADER’s 100th issue reckons with the changes in music and media since The FADER’s launch: today there are fewer music magazines than ever, which makes The FADER’s job bigger, and means we are more responsible than ever for contextualizing the work of major artists like Drake and Rihanna. At the same time, there are more ways and more places for artists to tell their own stories than ever before, and this is one example of that. These photos, like the entirety of this issue, reflect on the changing relationship between artists and media” said The FADER’s editor-in-chief, Naomi Zeichner. 

Check out the photos below.

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Read the full cover story at THE FADER.

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