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Gwen Stefani wants an enduring Christmas hit like Mariah Carey

Roy Wood may have wished it could be Christmas every day – but Gwen Stefani is actually putting it into practice. The No Doubt singer has spent the last 12 months surrounded by sleigh bells as she worked on her first festive album, recording classics like Let It Snow and Santa Baby in the blazing heat of summer. “Did I put up a Christmas tree in the studio?” laughs the singer. “Not really. I just did it and had fun. “I’ve gone through heartbreak and all that stuff to write…

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Why we can't get enough of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's enduring friendship

On Monday Kate Winslet granted the secret wishes of Titanic fans everywhere when she confirmed that she and her former co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, quote lines from the movie to one another. Winslet spilled the precious gossip in an interview in this month’s Glamour. “I’m not going to tell you what we actually talk about, but yeah, we’re very, very close and sometimes we do quote the odd Titanic line back and forth to each other, because only we can, and we find it really funny.” There’s a lot to unpack…

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The enduring appeal – and brand cache – of the original 'supers'

If the ’90s was the decade of the stellar “supers,” then there were three names to know (and never forget): Cindy Crawford, now 51, Claudia Schiffer, 46, and Naomi Campbell, 47. There’s a reason why two decades later they still have cache, both in front of the camera and in the various projects they’ve taken on since stepping off the catwalk. Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell pose for Balmain. Photo: Olivier Rousteing In 2016 Steven Klein captured the trio’s essence in a series of mesmerising black and white shots for Balmain’s…

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What's with the enduring obsession with 'French Girl' beauty?

If you’ve gone anywhere near beauty blogs or the actual internet over the last decade you’re familiar with the French Girl aesthetic. It’s a glittering melange of unbridled sexuality, twee Tomboyishness, and aloof sophistication, which sounds contradictory until you look around at the iconic women it’s based on, (and the amount of revenue their identities have generated for countless brands.) Think Brigitte Bardot. Jane Birkin on the arm of Serge Gainsbourg. Leslie Caron, but only in the 1960s. Jean Seberg in Breathless. It is only Catherine Deneuve who is allowed…

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