Helen Mirren Gushing About Ryan Reynolds Will Make Your Heart Flutter

TIME’s annual roundup of the most influential public figures went live today, and with it 100 new star-studded essays about its honorees.

Among those honored this year is actor Ryan Reynolds, whose essay was penned by his Oscar-winning former co-star, Helen Mirren.

In the short piece, Mirren compares the Deadpool star to the leading men of Old Hollywood.

“Can the name be real?” she asks. “It is such a perfect movie-star name, like something that could be on a ’40s marquee. How fitting, then, that Ryan Reynolds has the same loose-limbed charm as Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. He’s the Everyman, but somehow with more of everything: wit, elegance, looks and general hunkiness.”

Mirren continued to sing Reynolds’s praises throughout the article, describing the actor as “rumpled, kind, committed and generous, especially to women.”

“He likes [women] in the most simple, direct, unadorned way: for their humanity. (How very appropriate that he is the father of two girls.) He has a natural wit, which he often turns on himself, and he can balance his private and public life with great dexterity. He is open and generous, but never inappropriate.”

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The talented actress concluded with a simple but heartfelt postscript, writing, “P.S. The name is real, like everything else about Ryan.”

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Read the full TIME 100 essay here.

Gwen Stefani’s New Bangs Are Hella Good

These bangs are bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s. Fact: part of the reason why we tune in to The Voice is to see Gwen Stefani‘s ever-changing beauty looks, and the hairstyle she debuted last night certainly didn’t disappoint. Resulting in what her hairstylist Danilo Dixon referred to as “sexy ingenue hair,” her bangs were trimmed blunt, hitting just below the brow.

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Stefani has quite the track record when it comes to risky hairstyles, and we’re convinced there isn’t a look that she can’t pull off, but it’s been a hot minute since she’s had bangs. The star last wore a side-swept version back in 2009, but before that, we’re pretty sure her baby bangs made an appearance back in 1996, around the time of No Doubt’s “Just a Girl” era.

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Nicki Minaj Gives Queen Elizabeth Some Royal Competition in “No Frauds” Video

Is Nicki trying to steal the throne from Queen Bey? Nah, if anything, Queen Elizabeth’s the royal inspo for Miss Minaj’s latest music video.

The captivating vid for “No Frauds” opens with the sassy rapper sitting in a gilded throne with royal purple cushions, a bejewled crown upon her head. The action then shifts to a bridge overlooking Big Ben, whereupon Minaj spits some rhymes in a diamond-encrusted headress and a blinged-out minidress.

If that’s not enough of a draw for you, keep in mind that the video features appearances by both Drake and Lil Wayne. Drake even breaks out his meme-inspiring dance moves!

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P.S.: This song also includes the phrase: “I am DeGeneres queen, ask Ms. Ellen.” If that’s not art, what is?

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Watch Minaj’s latest video above.

Life-Size 2 Starring Tyra Banks Is Officially Happening with a Very Festive Twist

Tyra Banks is officially set to shine bright, shine far, and be a star once again.

The top model is returning for a sure-to-be dazzling sequel to her hit TV movie Life-Size, but there’s a very exciting—and festive—twist.

While Banks confirmed back in 2015 that she was definitely going to reprise her role as Eve in a second flick, we didn’t know much about the new film until now. This time around, everyone’s favorite doll Eve is all grown up as she finds herself magically awoken to help a young woman learn to live and love again. Along the way, Eve herself will experience the ups and downs of real life in what the network describes as a “fun, edgy, modern Christmas movie.”

Life-Size 2 will premiere in December 2018 as part of Freeform’s extremely popular 25 Days of Christmas programming lineup.

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No other casting announcements have been made, and there’s no indication that Lindsay Lohan—who starred in Life-Size alongside Banks—will return.

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We can’t wait to tune in.

Queen Letizia Demos How a Royal Does Off-the-Shoulder Dressing

Didn’t think a royal could pull off a shoulder-baring look? Think again.

Queen Letizia donned not one, but two winning black-and-white ensembles over the past two days, and she has us wanting to ditch color altogether. First, the Spanish style icon attended the “Gran Angular” and “El Barco De Vapor” literature awards at Casa de Correos in Madrid on Tuesday looking ever so chic in a white long-sleeve off-the-shoulder blouse that she paired with black wide-leg trousers (above). She complemented the neutral pieces with silver accessories, including hoop earrings, a textured clutch, and metallic platform sandals.

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And today, she wowed once again at an official lunch for the “Miguel de Cervantes 2016” literature award in a fitted long-sleeve dress that featured different colored panels and an edgy studded trim (below). The 44-year-old topped off this outfit with classic white pumps and a flawless blowout.

Queen Letizia in Black and White Dress

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Now that’s how you wear black-and-white.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Have a Hot Make Out Session on the Set of A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s onscreen romance is already getting hot and heavy. Mother Monster just started filming the remake of A Star Is Born, and her character, Ally, was spotted on Monday making out with her movie love interest Jackson Maine, played by Bradley Cooper.

The two were seen on set at a gas station, looking to be totally locked in a passionate embrace. Gaga looked country in an all-leather look, from her jacket to her distressed brown vest, tight leggings, and knee-high red boots. Cooper looked sexy as always, albeit a bit scruffier than usual with long hair and a shaggy beard. The new dad with girlfriend Irina Shayk got into character in a button-down shirt and black jeans.

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This isn’t the first look we got at these two together on set: On Monday, Gaga shared an Instagram photo of herself singing into a microphone, while Cooper looked on. “I am so excited to star in my first movie alongside someone I’m so lucky to call my friend. I always wanted to be an actress on the big screen,” Gaga wrote. “The story of A Star Is Born is so special and I’m so grateful to Bradley for making my dream come true. Can’t wait for you to meet Ally. She has her first scene in 5,” she wrote.

The movie has been filming scenes at Coachella in front of a live audience, meaning we’re bound to get some flawless Gaga performances in the shape of a full-length feature.

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A Star Is Born is slated to hit theaters in September 2018.

Here’s How Blake Lively Is Fighting to Stop Child Pornography

Blake Lively is waging war on child pornography. The actress appears in Variety‘s “Power of Women” issue, in which she discusses her work with the Child Rescue Coalition to stop the sharing of explicit images of minors. With two young kids of her own at home, Blake was drawn to the work of protecting children.

“There are millions of files all over the world being traded every single day of child pornography,” she tells Variety. “It’s so disturbing. A lot of these people are fathers.”

To stop the practice, Lively and Child Rescue Coalition are promoting a groundbreaking technology that flags the IP addresses of those who download and share such files. “If you proactively find these predators, you can save so many children,” she says.

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Between raising her two girls—2-year-old James and 6-month-old Ines—with husband Ryan Reynolds, working in Hollywood, and championing a cause close to her heart, it’s a miracle that Lively even has time to sleep. But in a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, the Shallows star explains how balances motherhood with her career.

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“Don’t compromise one for the other, and you can do both fantastically. And some days you’ll do both horribly. As long as you’re happy and give your family all the love and attention they need, it all sort of like falls into place.”

Newly 38-Year-Old Kourtney Kardashian Strips Down to Her Birthday Suit

The Kardashian-Jenner clan knows how to celebrate a birthday. Whether they’re posting the cutest throwback photos, or showering the birthday girl with gifts galore, they never pass up the opportunity to make a statement. So, is it really a surprise that Kourtney Kardashian rang in her 38th birthday totally nude?

The incredibly fit mom-of-three shared a photo in her “birthday suit” to Instagram on Tuesday, and damn does she look good. The naked birthday girl is standing in a pool, in the process of doing a hair flip and thus showing off her incredibly toned butt, giving sister Kim Kardashian West’s infamous Paper magazine cover a run for its money.

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Of course, this isn’t the only mention of Kourtney’s big day on social media. Khloé shared an adorable video filled with footage of her big sis, writing, “Happy birthday to the Milly to my Vanilli.” And mom Kris pulled out the vintage pics for a sweet photo collage.

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Happy birthday, Kourt!

Lauren Hutton 73 Is Calvin Klein’s Latest Underwear Model

Calvin Klein’s latest women’s underwear campaign may be its most inclusive yet.

Starring a broad spectrum of models—from up-and-comers like Maya Thurman-Hawke (Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman‘s daughter), actress Laura Harrier, and Chase Sui Wonders (Anna Sui’s niece), to more established talent like Nathalie Love, Kirsten Dunst, Rashida Jones, and Lauren Hutton—the ad aims to showcase all different kinds of sexiness.

And oh, sexy it is. Set to an ethereal melody and Tame Impala-esque vocals, the grainy black-and-white video plays like the visual equivalent to ocean waves lilting against the shore, spotlighting each model in her own unique frame. Unsurprisingly, the ad boasts the immense talent of director Sofia Coppola (and some of her favorite muses), lending a dreamy Virgin Suicides-type feel to the project.

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Watch the soothing ad above.

The Unexpected Shoe Trend Were Seeing All Over Coachella

When I think Coachella fashion, I think all things summer: crop tops and jean shorts, sunglasses and flip-flops. The festival is hosted in the middle of the desert! There’s no doubt it’s going to get hot and sweaty up in those mosh pits.

But this year, celebrities went a different route with their footwear: boots. Timberland boots, to be exact. The Hollywood faves were spotted on everyone from Victoria’s Secret angels to singers, and while the footwear choice was a bit puzzling considering the heat, you can’t deny that they look pretty darn cool when paired with high-waist shorts and a crop top.

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Hailey Baldwin kicked off the trend while literally sprinting to Coachella (on Instagram, of course) in a spring-y white pair of boots, and we spotted a similar white pair of Timbs on Joan Smalls too ($170; footlocker.com).

The 6-inch style seems to be the way to go when you’re partying in the desert, as model Josephine Skriver also demoed in a pair of nubuck lace-up booties above ($140; zappos.com). She even demoed the festival-way of wearing the boots, leaving the laces loose and pairing them with a high pair of black socks. Chic.

Skriver then changed into an all-mint look complete with a lacy bralet and a matching pair of mint green Timberlands ($170; nordstrom.com). Because no one said your Timbs had to come in just black or brown.

Empire star Serayah McNeill also got in on the fun, pairing her denim overalls with a pair of light gray boots ($170; nordstrom.com).

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Apparently these versatile booties know no season. Click through to our gallery for more celebrity-inspired ways to style them.