Transgender Model Anjali Lama Makes History at India’s Fashion Week

Groundbreaking! For the first time ever, a transgender model — Anjali Lama — is gracing the runways at Lakmé Fashion Week, India’s biggest fashion event.

The brunette beauty, 32, who told CNN that she was bullied growing up in rural Nepal, stunned on the runway at the Gen Next show in Mumbai earlier this month. Plus, she also landed her first big cover — the latest issue of Elle India, marking the first time a transgender model has starred on the mag.

Lama says that the Blue Diamond Society, a Nepal-based group that advocates for sexual minorities, helped her overcome her tough childhood and come into her own. “I realized I’m not the only one, this is my society,” she told CNN.

The model also credits them for encouraging her to launch a modeling career. “Coming out was a major step for me, so considering a career in modeling seemed like a long shot,” Lama said. “But my friends insisted I try it out, and their encouragement made me feel good.” While she didn’t book jobs immediately, she added, “I remembered what my mother told me about not giving up, and moving forward. I knew someone, somewhere will give me an opportunity.”

Lama got her first big break modeling for Nepalese designer Subexya Bhadel, and has been working ever since, finally scoring a spot during Lakmé Fashion Week for the first time this year.

Lama isn’t the only transgender model making waves in fashion right now. Brazilian-born Valentina Sampaio is featured on the latest issue of Vogue Paris. The mag’s editor in chief, Emmanuelle Alt, called the model, who also boasts a contract with L’Oréal Paris, “the absolute equal of Gisele, Daria, Edie or Anna.”

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Drake Says He Has ‘a Lot of Love’ for Rihanna on Her 29th Birthday

Is there still hope for Aubrih? Drake gave a special shout-out to his ex Rihanna on her 29th birthday, during his concert in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday, February 20.

“It’s somebody’s birthday today — somebody I have a lot of love for and a lot of respect for,” the Canadian rapper, 30, told the audience at Dublin’s 3Arena during a stop on his Boy Meets World tour, according to fan videos posted on social media.

“So, instead of singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ though, we just going to do this,” he continued. “We just going to do this in Dublin tonight. Instead of singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ we gon’ set it off just like this. Run it!”

Drake then transitioned into a medley of “Work,” “Take Care” and “Too Good,” his collaborations with the Barbadian singer, as the crowd screamed with excitement.

Us Weekly confirmed in October 2016 that the on-off couple had called it quits on their romance once again. “They will always be close. If they end up together, it could happen, but not now,” a source told Us at the time. A second insider countered that the pair’s relationship was never serious and that they were simply “hanging out, no strings attached.”

The entertainers’ split came weeks after Drake declared his love for Rihanna while presenting her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” he gushed during a lengthy speech about their friendship and romance through the years.

The “Fake Love” rapper and the “Love on the Brain” songstress — who have matching shark tattoos — first met in 2005 while she was filming her first-ever music video for “Pon de Replay” at a restaurant in Toronto where Drake worked as a DJ. They dated on and off in the following years, in addition to collaborating on several hit singles.

Drake was most recently linked to Jennifer Lopez, but a source told Us earlier this month that the pair’s relationship had “died down a bit” as he headed overseas for his European tour.

Is Kendall Jenner’s Look With Gold Teeth and Huge Hoodie a Fashion Fail?

Kendall Jenner is making some bold fashion statements both on and off the runway! In town for London Fashion Week, the supermodel headed out last night to attend a party for Love magazine wearing a surprising ensemble.

The 21-year-old spokesmodel for Estée Lauder wore an oversize white crocheted Burberry hoodie with two pom-poms over a white slip dress and black boots. While she kept her beauty routine simple with luminous skin, bold red lip and center-parted hair pulled back, she did add a surprising accessory to the mix. Paps snapped Jenner flashing two gold caps on her teeth.

Perhaps this latest style statement is a nod to her brother-in-law Kanye West, who has been known to wear gold and diamond grills and fronts on occasion.

What do you think of Jenner’s look: Fab or fail? Tell us in the poll!

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Josh Murray, Amanda Stanton Kiss After Split: Photo

Back in paradise? Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton were caught kissing over the weekend, two months after calling off their engagement.

The exes — who met and got engaged during season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise last year — were spotted embracing in L.A. on Sunday, February 19. The former baseball player, 32, commented on the PDA during a Facebook Live chat with Entertainment Tonight.

“This is the first time I’ve seen her in awhile,” he said on Monday. “There were conversations that needed to be had, and we had a great dinner. It was a good evening, we had a good time. Whenever we’re together, I mean outside of the show and outside of the drama that’s shown and that kind of stuff, it’s always been a good relationship.”

A source tells Us Weekly that the pair are now “talking and working on things” and are “just trying to stay private with it right now.”

Us confirmed last month that the couple split after a few months together. Murray, who was previously engaged to season 10 Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, opened up about the breakup exclusively with Us.

“As for our relationship, it just wasn’t working out and it sucks. I moved across the country for her, I fell in love with her kids, really loved her family, but we just weren’t able to grow together as a couple and it was very frustrating,” he said in January. (Stanton, 26, has two young daughters with her ex-husband, Nick Buonfiglio.)

“We have similar things we want in life, but we are also very different on other important things as well,” Murray continued. “I will always love her and the little ones; they held a special place in my heart. I hope everyone can respect our relationship and just pray for our happiness in the future. I will always wish nothing but the best for her, she deserves it.”

Stanton has yet to comment on their current status, but did tweet that she’s been in good spirits. “Ever have those days where you just wake up in an obnoxiously good mood?! me all day today,” she wrote on Monday.

Katy Perry Visits Futuristic Theme Park in ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ Music Video: Watch!

Welcome to Oblivia! Katy Perry debuted the music video for “Chained to the Rhythm,” her new single with Skip Marley, on Tuesday, February 21.

In the four-minute video, the 32-year-old singer dons a Judy Jetson-esque white dress and rocks cotton candy pink hair as she heads to a futuristic, escapist theme park named Oblivia.

Throughout the video, which was directed by Matthew Cullen and filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, Perry and the other attendees dance their way through the seemingly perfect amusement park, oblivious to the world around them. Like Perry’s performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards, the video is a commentary on the current political climate in the United States.

“So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble, bubble,” the pop star sings, as she pricks her finger on a rose thorn. “So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble.”

Later in the dystopian visual, Perry and her friends drink flaming glasses of blue “inferno H2O” and watch a fellow parkgoer run on a human-size hamster wheel. Toward the end, Marley, 20, who is the grandson of the late reggae singer Bob Marley, pops out of the 3-D movie screen and raps, “Time is ticking for the empire / The truth they feed is feeble / As so many times before / They greed over the people.”

“Chained to the Rhythm” is the first single from the “Teenage Dream” singer’s forthcoming fifth studio album, her first since 2013’s Prism. The song premiered on February 9, along with a quirky lyric video.

“I’m so proud of [the song],” Perry told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet ahead of the Grammys. “I think it’s a new era of me. I call it an era of purposeful thought. All of my songs have always had layers to them. … I used to be kind of the queen of innuendos, and I woke up and educated myself more, and I think I’m maybe more the queen of subtext, and I think it’s a song that starts conversations … and I think we need to listen to each other.”

Watch “Chained to the Rhythm” above!

Blake Shelton to Gwen Stefani in ‘The Voice’ Season 12 Promo: Don’t Tell Contestants ‘About Our Hookup’!

You learn something new every day — like the fact that Blake Shelton does not want Gwen Stefani talking about their relationship on The Voice. In a preview clip for the hit NBC series’ season 12, debuting Monday, February 27, the four judges reveal their biggest musical influences growing up and give a hint of what’s to come during the upcoming competition. Spoiler alert: It involves puppets.

“What got me into music is, I think, what got us all into music — music playing all around you when you were a kid,” Alicia Keys says. “My mother had a pretty impressive record collection, and I remember Sundays being a time when a lot of music was played.” Keys is basically right, since Adam Levine credits his parents buying a single for him that he played “every single day.” And Shelton says his brother influenced his own taste by default; because his brother played his music so loud, Shelton had no choice but to listen to it as well.

Only Stefani cites something other than family as inspiring her early on. “My biggest musical inspiration was The Sound of Music,” she reveals. “It inspired me in music and in fashion and for the rest of my life.” The bubbly blonde also added that the show doesn’t have “any kind of boundaries, so anything can go.” Considering her romance with Shelton, that seems like an accurate statement … but he doesn’t want to talk about it.

While trying to persuade a contestant to team up with her in a preview clip from an upcoming episode, Stefani notes, “I just did a country song with Blake Shelton, so I’ve got the hookup!” 

Shelton quickly chimes in to chide her for talking about their extracurricular relationship. “That is so inappropriate to be talking about our hookup!” the country music star jokes. At least it seems like he was joking. Also, for some unknown reason, at one point, Stefani has a puppet version of Levine that she uses to mock him; no word yet on whether she has a puppet version of her boyfriend.

Tell Us: Which coach do you think will win season 12 of The Voice?

The Voice returns to NBC Monday, February 27, at 8 p.m. ET. 

Is the Secret to Duchess Kate’s Flawless Complexion Nutella?

Yum! According beautician Deborah Mitchell, who has reportedly worked with Duchess Kate, the future queen of England may have a delicious secret for maintaining for flawless complexion: Nutella. 

In an interview with ITV, Mitchell, who founded Heaven Skincare, said that her clients mix the dessert spread with some sugar and a touch of lip balm for an at-home facial that sounds good enough to eat.

While we can’t totally co-sign on the practice — everyone’s skin reacts differently to sugar, so it’s best to talk to your dermatologist first — it’s worth noting that hazelnut is a fixture in many top beauty products, especially hazelnut oil. The extract has been known to both soothe and plump skin, so we certainly see the logic!

If you’d like to treat yourself to some royalty-inspired pampering, we rounded up three hazelnut-infused beauty items for you to try — just don’t eat them!

For Your Hands

Especially perfect for the winter months, Laura Mercier’s Creme de Pistache Hand Creme ($18, neimanmarcus.com) nourishes hands using hazelnut, plus almond, praline and freshly whipped cream. (Honestly, that sounds good enough to put in a crepe, too.)

For Your Face

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil ($58, sephora.com) relies on hazelnut oil to soften, soothe and seal in moisture, preventing fine lines.

For Your Lips

Pucker up! The Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil ($44, sephora.com) uses 14 essential and plants oils, including that of hazelnut, to help give you a smooth — and plumped up — smoocher. Can’t say no to that.

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Brenda Buttner Dead: Fox News Host Dies at 55 After Cancer Battle


Fox News Channel’s Brenda Buttner has died following a battle with cancer. She was 55.

Buttner graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in social studies before receiving honors in politics and economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. She began her journalism career at NBC affiliate KCRL-TV in Reno, Nevada.

Buttner joined Fox in 2000 and is best known for hosting Bulls & Bears. She previously hosted CNBC’s The Money Club and was a features editor of Cycle World magazine.

Fox News’ Neil Cavuto paid tribute to his former colleague during a live broadcast Monday, February 21. “You never knew what was going on in her life and how much she was going through in her life. Just that in her sickest moments battling an unrelenting cancer, there was Brenda cheering you on, whether it was staffers whose birthdays she would never miss or colleagues to whom she was always reaching out. Including me, checking in after my heart surgery and urging me, me, to be strong as she carried a far greater life or death burden. But she never said a word — ever.”

“She took stock of life much more than any stock in life. It’s what separated her from everyone else in this business. Not just dollars, you see, Brenda had depth,” Cavuto continued. “Let it be known that Brenda Buttner made us want to watch a business show with heart. Her heart, her spirit.”

Buttner resided in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and is survived by two daughters.

Angelina Jolie: ‘Of Course’ Brad Pitt Is Still Part of the Family After Split

Angelina Jolie is slowly returning to the public eye following her highly publicized split from Brad Pitt. The Maleficent actress opened up about their impending divorce during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, February 21.

“We are focusing on the health of our family. So we will be stronger when we come out of this because that’s what we’re determined to do as a family,” Jolie, 41, said.

When asked if Pitt, 53, is still a part of the family, she replied: “Of course. Of course, we will always be a family. Always.”

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September after two years of marriage, following an incident aboard a flight. At the time, Pitt was accused of getting into an altercation with their 15-year-old son, Maddox, but the FBI found no evidence that the situation ever occurred. Pitt continues to have monitored visits with Maddox and the estranged couple’s other children — Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8 — while Jolie has physical custody.

“My whole family, we’ve all being through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children, and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer,” Jolie told BBC reporter Yalda Hakim on Sunday.

For now, Jolie is concentrating solely on her kids in the aftermath. “Usually, I just wake up trying to figure out who’s going to get the dog out, who’s going to start the pancakes and did anybody brush their teeth,” she added.

Jolie brought her six children to her First They Killed My Father premiere in Cambodia on Saturday. (Jolie adopted Maddox from the country in March 2002 when he was 7 months old.) They later learned how to cook spiders, crickets and scorpions in a video, which was published by BBC. (Jolie directed the film, which is based on the 2000 book by Loung Ung, a survivor of the Pol Pot regime.)

“This country means a great deal to me, this country has been through so much. This war affected every single individual here, and I wanted to understand myself,” Jolie said of her new movie to ABC on Tuesday. “I don’t know much of my [Maddox’s] birth parents, but I believe they would have gone through this war. I wanted to understand his culture in a deeper way, and bring this story to this country in their language.”

Jennifer Lopez Talks Dating Younger Men: ‘I Got Labeled Right Away’

Getting real. Jennifer Lopez clapped back at the assumption that she only dates younger men during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, February 21. Watch the video above.

“OK, first of all, stop. I don’t date younger men,” Lopez, 47, told host Ellen DeGeneres. “It’s not like you have to be younger, it’s not about that. I just meet people and if I go out with them, I go out with them, and if I like them, I like them and if I don’t, I don’t. It’s just about the person. It’s about who they are, it has nothing to do with age.”

“I dated Beau [Casper Smart] and he was younger and that was the first guy I ever dated younger than me and then I got labeled right away,” she continued. “If they’re older, they’re older. If they’re younger, they’re younger. It doesn’t matter. It’s whether or not I’m attracted to them or not, attracted to their spirit, their soul, whatever their energy is.”

Lopez and the backup dancer, 29, who she dated on and off for four years, split for good in August 2016. Earlier this month, Us Weekly confirmed that she and Drake split after nearly two months of dating.

Lopez and the much younger rapper, 30, first sparked romance rumors when they posted a cozy photo together while working on new music. “We were just hanging out,” Lopez joked of the photo on Tuesday. DeGeneres, 59, replied: “I hang out with a lot of friends and we never hang out like that.”

Lopez and Drake collaborated on a new song together but have yet to release it. “He sent me a song that he wanted me to be on. And then I got on the song. So, yeah, we have a song together,” the “On the Floor” singer explained. “I don’t know what he’s going to do with it.”

When asked if she spent Valentine’s Day with him, Lopez replied: “No, he’s off on tour right now.”

As Us previously reported, the couple’s relationship has “died down a bit” — for now. Sources, however, reveal that Drake could perhaps pursue Lopez again when he returns to L.A. after his European tour next month.