Celebrity & Gossip

WHO 9 September 2019

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amazon crisis

Leonardo DiCaprio almost single-handedly put the crisis in the Amazon rainforest at the forefront of the news cycle this week. “Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rainforest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth’s oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why?” he posted to his over 34 million followers on Instagram. Within days, the likes of French President Emmanuel Macron called the fires an “international crisis” affecting the lungs of the world. DiCaprio also later announced his environmental organisation, Earth Alliance, would donate $US5 million ($7.4 million AUD) to local groups and indigenous communities as they work to protect the Amazon. But his actions were not without criticism. Many called out the…

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Adut Akech is undoubtedly a force for change. The South Sudanese-Australian model is using her success story to change the perception of refugees. So when Adut was named as an ambassador for Melbourne Fashion Week and returned to Australia this month, we were thrilled to interview the inspirational 19-year-old. In our interview with Adut, she spoke candidly about her proud background as a refugee and the work she is doing to use her success for good. However, when her story was published in last week’s issue, it ran alongside an image of another model, Flavia Lazarus, that was provided to us accidentally. To say we are mortified by the misprint is an understatement. We spoke to Adut personally after the error occurred and also publicly apologised, but we wanted to acknowledge the misprint in the place…

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loud & proud

Walking the red carpet at the Video Music Awards on August 26 for the first time since 2015, Taylor Swift, decked out in a Versace beaded rainbow blazer dress teamed with thigh-high Christian Louboutin boots, made more than just a fashion statement. Exactly a decade since Kanye West infamously crashed Swift’s acceptance speech for female video of the year, she slyly brought it up during an interview ahead of the show. Nominated in 12 categories, “You never know what can happen on this show, as I’ve learned,” she said as part of her response to possibly walking away with multiple trophies. Kicking off the night with the first-ever performance of her songs ‘You Need to Calm Down’ and ‘Lover’ she transformed the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey,…

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‘i haven’t felt strong’

DESPITE BEING ON HAND TO promote her super-charged roles in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Marvel’s The Eternals, Angelina Jolie opened up about her vulnerability at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on August 25. “I’m like everybody and … especially these last few years haven’t been the easiest, and I haven’t felt very strong,” the actress told E! News. “There’s something when you’re not feeling very strong, where you push yourself. And I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to play these kinds of characters, that pull out every bit of strength I have and that remind me that I can be strong.” Jolie, 44, is approaching the third anniversary of when she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, 55, on September 19, 2016, for what she called “the…

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‘it was so traumatising’

TAYLOR SWIFT IS STILL STEWING about her court case against radio DJ David Mueller, who was fired in 2013 after the singer reported him for putting his hand up her dress. After the DJ sued her for defamation, she counter-sued for sexual assault and eventually won the case, asking only for a symbolic dollar in damages. “I’m really lucky that it hadn’t happened to me before. But that was one of the reasons it was so traumatising,”she told The Guardian. Because it occurred before the #MeToo movement, “I just didn’t know that could happen.”Soon after her case ended, dozens of women went public with sexual abuse allegations against film executive Harvey Weinstein, who Swift said “gave her a vibe”when they collaborated on a song. Although she didn’t experience any harassment,“I would…

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we did it!

ON A MISSION TO, IN HIS WORDS, “KICK CANCER IN THE face”, Samuel Johnson famously quit acting to raise money for Love Your Sister, a cancer charity he co-founded with his sister Connie Johnson, who died of the disease in 2017. After the mum of two passed away, Johnson told WHO in July: “Connie would be proud of the fact that I didn’t stop when she died. There was part of her that thought I’d stop and that maybe I was just doing it for her.” He didn’t, and on August 25, he announced on Instagram he’d reached their goal. “First I promised my sister then I promised all of us,” he captioned a photo of him with Connie. “It took 7 years. We came good. Thank you. $10m for…