J.Lo Cements Her Reign as Queen of the Naked Dress in 2 Hot Looks

If there’s one thing we know about Jennifer Lopez, it’s that she doesn’t do subdued. Why stop at one sexy naked dress when two can really hammer the message home? That’s exactly what she did Thursday night in Florida at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards, stealing the show in not one, but two, revealing looks.

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The 47-year-old singer dropped jaws when she first hit the carpet in a black Julien Macdonald dress that left little to the imagination: between the cutouts, the plunging neckline, and the slit up to there, we were rendered speechless.

But then!

J.Lo did a quick-change a bit later into the evening, emerging once more to perform her new Spanish-language single, “Mirate,” in another Julien Macdonald number, a metallic version of the first. Signature nude lip and sleek pony, included. The mother-of-two also scooped up two awards: one for social artist of the year and Telemundo Star Award.

“Moments like these are proof of hard work and we are lucky if life blesses us in this way,” she started. “I love you so much. I feel blessed to be part of this creative world and to be able to represent our Latin community. I feel at home. I am humbled to be here in your presence and accept this award.”

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J.Lo’s talent and confidence, coupled with her humility, truly makes her a force. A-Rod, you’re one lucky man! Scroll through for a closer look at her sizzling dresses from last night.

5 Casual Friday Jeans for Under $100

Hooray for casual Friday—a day when everyone is stoked because it means the weekend is almost here! Slip into your favorite jeans, sneakers, office-appropriate top and glide out your door with a big, fresh cup of coffee. While most employers are super-accepting of denim these days, there is always a more relaxed atmosphere on a Friday. And you don’t even need to break the bank for your denim. We’ve found five great options for under $100!

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Here’s Exactly Where Bella Hadid Gets Her Favorite Hoop Earrings

Bella Hadid is definitely one of our favorite street style stars. Have you seen some of her off-duty outfits? She’s always wearing the coolest shoes and carrying the most-coveted handbags. Even her earring collection is out of this world, especially her hoops.

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Those round accessories are one of Hadid’s go-to accessories. Just scroll down her Instagram page, and you’ll see her constantly rocking hoop earrings. It doesn’t matter if she’s running errands or chilling on the beach. And we can see why she’s such a huge fan. Throwing on a pair of gold hoops is definitely an easy way to pull together just about any look, especially now that all of our favorite ’90s trends are back and better than ever.

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Follow Hadid’s lead and add a little bit of bling to your look this season. Ahead, you’ll find some of model’s best hoop-earring moments, plus where to get the same exact pair.

25 Chic Workwear Shoes That Won’t Kill Your Feet

Heels—I’ve never really been into them (I know, I work at a fashion magazine), but I’m being serious. I am exceptionally more comfortable when my feet are low to the ground rather than on mini stilts. But besides being friendlier to your feet, flats have become a serious trend on the runway as well as on the street. From sneakers to mules, here are some stylish alternatives to heels that are also great to wear to work.

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Stuart Weitzman’s Secret Sale Has the Chicest Comfortable Shoes

Who says comfortable shoes have to be ugly? Certainly not Stuart Weitzman. The beloved brand makes a ton of stylish and trendy shoes that won’t leave your toes aching. The best part: Several of those comfortable styles are currently on sale. Nope, this is not a drill.

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It’s called the Hush Hush Sale, but the deals are too good for us to keep it a secret. If you move fast, you can take 30 percent off of the coveted shoes. That means you’ll get to grab a couple of pairs for that trip you have coming up. There’s gorgeous flats, adorable kitten heels, and even cool wedges to stuff into your suitcase. Get to it before they are all sold out, and check out our picks below.

These Celebs Are Loving the New Esprit by Opening Ceremony Collab

These celebrities love the second collaboration between Esprit and Opening Ceremony just as much as we do. Sport the collection head to toe, or work a T into your everyday look. Either way you’ll be hitting the branded activewear trend that’s all over.

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Shop the Esprit by Opening Ceremony collection at Opening Ceremony. The pieces range from $40 to $225, and we want all of them!

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13 Movies You Definitely Don’t Want to Miss in May

May is just around the corner, and we are well on our way to summer! This month, we get our first taste of this year’s summer blockbusters, a tragic documentary and enough comedies to keep you laughing all month long. There are plenty of options to see with your mom for Mother’s Day, and even a few selects you’ll be able to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. That being said, we have a feeling you’ll be spending quite a bit of time at the theater this month (three words: Shirtless Zac Efron!). Read on for the pics we’re most excited to see.

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Mum has hit with Ed Sheeran song parenting parody

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A parody of Shape of You, which includes the lyrics “I gag at the smell of poo”, is a Facebook hit.

Mum-of-two Sophie McCartney from Warrington sings a parenting parody based on Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You song.

The song details “the every day struggles of being a mum” and has had 14 million views.

It includes lyrics such as “stop wiping snot on my body” and “my bed sheets smell like poo”.

Caution! The celebs who are wary of Twitter

Caution! The celebs who are wary of Twitter

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Watson keeps a safe distance from reaction to social media content

Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson has said she does not read social media comments for the sake of her sanity.

Watson is playing the lead role in The Circle, the film adaptation of Dave Eggers’s novel about an all-seeing tech corporation.

She plays a graduate who joins Hanks’s company and soon finds herself joining an experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy and ethics.

Watson said at the New York premiere: “For my sanity, I cannot, I just cannot even go there (reading comments).”

“I have to create some distance because I’m human. I think there’s this way where technology can dehumanise.”

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She’s not the only celebrity who has had issues with social media in recent years:

Rylan

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Rylan’s gameshow – a storm in a teacup?

The former X Factor contestant and current This Morning presenter quit Twitter earlier this week after receiving online abuse over his new gameshow.

Fans of successful ITV show The Chase mistakenly thought their favourite show was being taken off air to be replaced by Rylan’s Babushka.

In fact, The Chase was taking its usual yearly contractual break so the next series could be filmed and Babushka will fill that slot.

On Monday’s This Morning, Rylan, sporting an ‘I love The Chase’ T-shirt, told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: “I am not cancelling The Chase, it has not been axed. Please stop hurling abuse at me, it’s not fair, OK?

“I’m just someone doing my job. Everyone this weekend is in uproar that Rylan has ‘axed The Chase’ to make way for my new show. That’s a lie, The Chase has a break every single year guys, calm down.”

Later that day, he took himself off Twitter as the unwanted comments continued.

“Getting a bit ridiculous now. Just doing my job. Enjoy the show. Coming off here for a while. Babushka stars on Monday 1st.”

Lily James

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James also starred in last year’s BBC adaptation of War and Peace

The Cinderella actress felt the social media heat when she starred in ITV period drama Downton Abbey.

Lily – who played Lady Rose MacClare in the series – admitted that she’d left Twitter after being targeted by trolls who mainly criticised her appearance.

Lily, 25, told the Radio Times: “I was surprised people had an opinion about me, but now I don’t want to engage with that stuff. The internet is not a real person, so why would you want to read it? I did at first, but quickly got over it.”

Her last tweet was in 2015.

Stephen Fry

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Fry has taken several breaks from Twitter over the years

Stephen has had a volatile on-off relationship with Twitter.

He has quit the social media platform several times, including last year when he left after receiving criticism for joking that costume designer Jenny Beavan looked like a “bag lady” at the Baftas.

Stephen said he had not “slammed the door” on Twitter but said the site had become a “stalking ground for the sanctimoniously self-righteous”.

The star left the social media site from February to May 2015 without giving reasons. He also pleaded for fans to stop sending him direct messages saying “it was impossible” for him to look at them if he wanted to have “anything close to a life.”

In 2014, Stephen quit the site saying it was “unsafe” for him to tweet, adding he was filming “in a place whence I’ve been advised it is safest not to tweet”.

And in 2009, he said he was going to leave after another user called his posts “boring”.

Stephen is currently back on Twitter.

Lily Allen

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Allen described herself as a “lightweight” after attending last year’s Notting Hill Carnival

The singer left Twitter in February after receiving abuse relating to her son, who died during childbirth in 2010.

Trolls questioned her version of the event but the star was back on Twitter the following month.

It’s not the first time Lily has left Twitter temporarily.

Last year, she told her followers she would “steer clear of Twitter for a bit” and that she was going “off grid”.

That was following claims she had collapsed at Notting Hill Carnival, which Lily put down to being “just a lightweight, I had two cans of Strongbow on an empty stomach”.

Matt Lucas

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Lucas has had a lot of support on Twitter as well as haters

Comedian Matt Lucas had a similarly unpleasant experience at the hand of Twitter trolls back in 2012.

His decision came shortly after another Twitter user tweeted an offensive joke about the suicide of Lucas’ ex-husband Kevin McGee, who killed himself in 2009.

He tweeted: “I appreciate all the support on here over the past couple of years but it’s time to shut down my Twitter account. Xx.”

Matt later rejoined but found himself a target again, telling his followers that he had contacted the police because of online homophobic abuse.

Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran has a huge 18.3m followers on Twitter

Singer Ed Sheeran announced he was “taking a break” from social media in 2015 – not because of trolls but because he was “seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes”.

Writing on his Instagram account, the singer explained he was “taking the opportunity of not having to be anywhere… to travel the world”.

Ed returned to the social media universe exactly a year later, tweeting just an image of a blue square.

Cryptic, man.

Sue Perkins

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Perkins is back on Twitter, describing herself as “mutton dressed as mutton”

Former Great British Bake Off star Sue was hounded off Twitter in 2015 after false rumours spread that she was replacing Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.

“I am off Twitter for a bit. Love and peace,” Sue wrote after being sent death threats.

She told her followers that one troll had said they would “like to see me burn to death” and that her timeline had been “full of blokes wishing me dead”.

Adele

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Is Adele a liability on Twitter?

Back in 2015 Adele told the BBC she doesn’t have direct access to her official Twitter account.

“I’m not a drinker any more, but when Twitter first came out I was, like, drunk tweeting, and nearly put my foot in it quite a few times,” she explained.

“So my management decided that you have to go through two people and then it has to be signed off by someone, but they’re all my tweets.

“No-one writes my tweets. They just post them for me.”

But on the Brisbane leg of the tour she revealed how she gets around it.

“I was looking on Twitter last night. They don’t know I have a secret account. Well obviously they do now because I said that. By ‘they’ I mean my management.

“I’m not allowed access to my own Twitter because I’m quite mouthy and I say the wrong thing a lot of the time. So they took that privilege away from me.”

JK Rowling

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Rowling is more than ready to respond to her online critics

The Harry Potter creator has turned the table on the trolls – she’s become famous for her Twitter takedowns.

Following her criticism of Donald Trump last year, one Twitter user said they would now “burn your books and movies, too”.

To which JK responded: “Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I’ve still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter.”

James Blunt

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Blunt has never been afraid to poke fun at himself

Singer James Blunt is also a fan of the troll put-down.

One of his corkers pointed to the fact that while some may not like his music or appearance, he was sitting pretty on top of a very healthy bank balance.

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Along with this self-deprecating gem: “Yup, it’s called “Greatest Hit” in response to a tweet which asked: “There’s a “best of” James Blunt? Really?”


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Lord Sugar splits from Apprentice winner

Lord Sugar splits from Apprentice winner

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Lord Sugar invested £250,000 in Joseph Valente’s business

Apprentice winner Joseph Valente has split from Lord Sugar two years after winning the show.

Lord Sugar invested £250,000 into Valente’s plumbing business in 2015.

They’ve now announced that Valente will take full control of ImpraGas – but they’re parting on friendly terms.

Lord Sugar said: “I’ll still be on hand to offer any help and advice required. I wish Joseph and ImpraGas all the very best for the future and will follow their progress with much affection.”

Lord Sugar will now divest himself of his interest in the company, with Valente acquiring his shareholding and taking full control of the business.

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Joseph Valente beat Vana Koutsomitis in the 2015 final of The Apprentice

Valente added: “I am so grateful for everything Lord Sugar has done for me and I could not have asked for a better partner in the early stages of my business career.

“I owe him a great deal. I am confident that with the winning business model we created together, I can continue to grow the business successfully.”

So how many Apprentice winners does that leave who are still working with Lord Sugar?

Glad you asked, let’s take a look:


Still with Lord Sugar

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L-R: Alana Spencer, Ricky Martin and Leah Tatton

Of the 12 winners of the UK series of The Apprentice, five are still working with Lord Sugar.

They are Tom Pellereau, Ricky Martin, Leah Totton, Mark Wright and Alana Spencer.

Interestingly, all five won the show after a format change which saw Lord Sugar invest £250,000 in a business idea, rather than offering the winner a job in his own company.

After his time on the show, Pelleraeu used the investment to invent and bring to market a curved nail file, which is now stocked by major supermarkets.

Martin runs a science and technology recruitment company while Totton now has two cosmetic clinics offering botox and wrinkle reduction.

Wright is still working with Lord Sugar on his company which uses digital marketing to help small businesses grow.

And Spencer, who won the most recent series, is in the process of launching her own bakery firm.


Parted company

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L-R: Michelle Dewbury, Lee McQueen, Stella English

Seven of the 12 winners have since parted company with Lord Sugar – many on perfectly good terms… others less so.

The very first winner, Tim Campbell, worked for Lord Sugar for a year before leaving (with his boss’s blessing) to set up a male grooming business, and more recently a digital marketing agency.

Michelle Dewberry worked for Lord Sugar for 11 months but left to set up her own company and a media career, appearing regularly on news programmes such as Sky’s weekly discussion show The Pledge.

Simon Ambrose worked for Lord Sugar for three years but left to pursue his own ventures, while Lee McQueen also left after two-and-a-half years to start his own sales recruitment and training agency.

Yasmina Siadatan stayed in her job with Lord Sugar for a year but became pregnant while she was there and didn’t return after maternity leave. She later set up her own restaurant.

Stella English’s departure from her job with Lord Sugar was far less friendly – she unsuccessfully sued him for constructive dismissal.

But she went on to work as a TV presenter and management consultant.

Lord Sugar has previously called on the BBC to commission a new TV series to catch up with former contestants and find out where they are now.

If such a show ever came to fruition, it certainly wouldn’t be short of material.


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