Australian entertainment industry magazine Encore took to the public — well, 3,500 people — to find out who the country’s most liked celebrities are. (While they were at it, they also worked out the nation’s most disliked celebrities.) The interesting thing about the lists is that the top two on both hold the same position from last year, proving that Australia’s love (or hate) for them isn’t fleeting. The most liked list, which is made up of mostly actors and a couple of comedians, also makes it seem like Aussies prefer veteran stars who have also experienced international success — at 31, Hamish Blake is the youngest in the top 10. Even if you already know who got the top spot based on last year’s result, click through to see the rest.
Cate Blanchett has served as the muse for Giorgio Armani, frequently wearing his creations on the red carpet, but now her role is expanding into the designer's beauty brand, too. The actress was recently confirmed as the new face of Armani fragrances. "I have known and admired Cate Blanchett for many years," Armani told WWD. "As I was developing the Sì project, defining the fragrance and imagining the bottle, I instinctively thought of her, and of the passion that can be perceived behind her impeccable manners and confident look — a seductive combination that fully respects the spirit of my new perfume." The chypre fragrance mixes notes of cassis nectar, freesia, and vanilla.
The contract will include a print magazine campaign as well as a short film and digital ads. All the fanfare is slated to roll out this August (starting in the UK). Cate will serve as the first celebrity to represent Giorgio Armani fragrances, which has relied on models in previous years. "With my very first paycheck as an actress, I bought an Armani suit, and I still have it and love it," said Blanchett. "For me, fragrance contains memory, the scent of your mother, your friends . . . I think fragrance is a really subtle but important way in which women express themselves and express who they aspire to be." And who better than the woman who inspires Armani's fashion designs to also front his fragrance offerings?
Cate Blanchett has served as the recent muse for Giorgio Armani, frequently wearing his creations on the red carpet, but now her role is expanding into the designer's beauty brand, too. The actress has been confirmed as the face of Armani fragrances, according to WWD. The contract will include a print magazine campaign for the brand's new eau de parfum called Sí, slated to hit shelves in the US by the end of Winter. Cate will serve as the first celebrity to represent the Giorgio Armani fragrances, which has relied on models in previous years. Who better than the woman who inspires Armani's fashion designs to also front his fragrance offerings?
In honour of Earth Day today, we're taking a look at the celebrities who love giving back. Whether they're thinking green in their own lives or promoting environmental habits and products, these stars do their part to help clean things up.
Click through our slideshow to see who made the list, and be sure to check out all of our eco content to celebrate Earth Day.
Miranda Kerr hit the runway at the Hordern Pavilion at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter for the unveiling of the new Qantas uniforms today. She’s an ambassador for the airline and was joined by Qantas staffers who also modelled the new look from Australian designer Martin Grant. The “fresh, modern and bold” uniforms, which have divided fashion critics, feature a red, hot pink and navy colour palette, and will be seen on Qantas customer-facing employees by 2014.
The attention wasn’t just on the catwalk, though, as Cate Blanchett brought some star power to the front row and enjoyed the show next to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. Aussie TV personalities Magdalena Roze, Sophie Falkiner and Laura Csortan were also busy snapping pictures on their phones.
Cate Blanchett has served as the recent muse for Giorgio Armani, frequently wearing his creations on the red carpet, but now her role is expanding into the designer's beauty brand, too. The actress recently signed on to become the face of Armani fragrances, according to The New York Post. The $10 million contract will include a print magazine campaign, and Cate already has some spokesmodel experience under her belt as the face of skin care brand SK-II (a role she's had for the last 10 years). As for Giorgio Armani fragrances, Cate will serve as the first celebrity to represent the brand, which has relied on models in previous years. Who better than the woman who inspires Armani's fashion designs to also front his fragrance offerings?
We’re big on girl power, so today we’re fully embracing International Women’s Day! In our work we come across plenty of inspirational ladies in the pop culture sphere who prove they’re more than just pretty faces — they’re smart, passionate about different causes, and generous in spirit, to name just a few traits. See which women use their talents to help empower other ladies, and don’t forget to celebrate your sisters!
It was the Oscars earlier this week, an event that gets us very excited about one thing — amazing skin. We're often left in awe of how flawless, plump and glowy celebrity skin can be, especially at an awards show. Now we know those lucky ducks have umpteen facials leading up to the big day, but stars including Kate Bosworth and Cate Blanchett also have another secret weapon — SK-II. The skincare's miracle ingredient is Pitera, and the best-selling Facial Treatment Essence contains over 90 percent of the stuff. We're giving away five of SK-II's new Pitera Essence Sets, each worth $99 and the perfect introduction to the brand's cult product. The set also contains the Facial Treatment Mask, another trusted celebrity favourite.
The lead up to the Oscars (the show's on tomorrow!) is always a busy time for celebrities, and it seems like this week has been one of the most hectic yet! Between the Brit Awards on Wednesday night, a few movie premieres and screenings and a lot of pre-Oscars parties, we had a lot to keep up with! Miranda Kerr and her husband Orlando Bloom put an affectionate end to rumours about marriage problems, while another Aussie, Chris Hemsworth, brought his young family to Sydney for a quick work-related trip. Kate Middleton stepped out on royal duty, with a very special bump on board, and Rihanna celebrated her birthday with on-again boyfriend Chris Brown. That's not even close to all that happened this week — click through to see the whole week in pictures!
It's been a big week here in Sydney, with lots of red carpet events and celebrity sightings to fill up our time. PopSugar editor Jess was up to her ears in Aussie stars (and a couple international) when she hit both the AACTA Awards and the Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters premiere in Sydney. We spied so many gorgeous dresses on people like Cate Blanchett and Jessica Mauboy, and we were loving Megan Gale's dark, voluminous waves when she stepped onto the carpet. Ali went to fashion showings and received a very cool, very Chanel gift, while Alison's been trying out some new nail polish colours and perfecting her travel beauty kit. There's plenty more behind-the-scenes action to see — click through to check it out!