Sean Hayes: In a spontaneous game of “The Battle of the Gays,” DeGeneres and the “Will & Grace” star one-up’d each other with digs about the other’s career. It began with Hayes calling DeGeneres “Helen,” while applauding that her talk show has been on-air for 15 years. “I’ve also done other things in the past,” she smiled. Segueing into talking about “Will & Grace,” she asked, “How long was it [on-air] the first time around… before y’all got canceled?” He picked up his mug and, looking pensive, answered, “I think it was longer than your sitcom was.” But DeGeneres won the round, adding, “Yeah, that’s right. I had to come out first for y’all do that sitcom.”Dakota Johnson: When DeGeneres asked the “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress why she wasn’t invited to her celeb-studded 30th birthday party, Johnson said, “Actually no. That’s not the truth, Ellen. You were invited… Last time I was on the show last year, you gave me a bunch of s— about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited. I didn’t even know you liked me!” Caught off guard, DeGeneres insisted, “Of course I like you,” followed by some rather awkward silence. It only got worse when DeGeneres asked about comedian Tig Notaro performing at the party. Johnson responded, “She’s my favorite comedian…other than you!”Michelle Obama: The former first lady proved she has a great sense of humor when she appeared on “Ellen” and gifted here with a bottle of Metamucil, saying, “something to keep you flowing.” Before the Obamas moved out of the White House, DeGeneres took her to CVS, to show her how to survive a normal lifestyle. There, Obama was challenged by the comedian’s behavior that included opening packages, eating food without paying for it, announcing to the store that Obama had “a rash” and singing through a megaphone to a sleeping baby. Finally, Obama said, “Ya know, you’re really annoying. It’s like taking a 3-year-old to the store.”Katy Perry: DeGeneres had another memory lapse when she forgot that the “Smile” singer had been married to actor Russell Brand. Perry looked surprised when the host asked, “Were you [married]?” Perry whispered, “His name was Russell Brand. Remember, you gave me some wedding gifts on this show?” Perry smiled into the camera and mimed scissors, as if she was cutting the exchange. On the flip side, Perry is one of the few celebrities who has defended DeGeneres in recent weeks. “I think we all have witnessed the light and continual fight for equality that she has brought on the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love and a hug, friend Ellen,” Perry tweeted.Justin Timberlake: In a 2016 appearance on “Ellen,” Timberlake joked about her tequila-influenced flub of the lyrics to his song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” She, apparently, loves that song, and after having a little too much of Timberlake’s brand of tequila with friends, she was recorded singing and dancing to it, but messing up the lyrics in the process. Timberlake said she sang the line, “Just electric, just electric, just electric” when, he said, “It pretty clearly says ‘just imagine.'” Appearing to be a little embarrassed, DeGeneres asked the audience to back her up. “I don’t think anyone raised their hand,” he grinned.Hasan Minhaj: Within a minute of sitting down with DeGeneres, the stand-up comedian and political commentator best known for his Netflix show “Patriot Act” corrected her pronunciation of his name. “At Starbucks, I just go by Timothée Chalamet,” he said.Blake Shelton: When “The Voice” judge appeared on “Ellen,” she told the story of how she gave Jennifer Lopez a clock with a photo of her and A-Rod kissing on it, so she could remind him “the clock is ticking, time is passing,” as an incentive for them to get engaged. And a week later he proposed. Well, DeGeneres gave Shelton a similar clock with him and Gwen Stefani on it. But it turned out that she didn’t give it to Shelton after all. “I walked backstage and somebody back there was, like, ‘Hey, thanks for being on the show. Can I have that?’ and they took it.” He joked that, whoever her next guest is, the show will just “replace the picture and do the same crap to them.”Giada De Laurentiis: In a cooking segment on “Ellen,” the Food Network’s popular chef was trying to show DeGeneres and Nicole Kidman how to make arancini balls — an Italian snack of risotto coated in flour, bread crumbs and then fried — and innuendos started to fly. When DeGeneres questioned how to roll it into a ball, De Laurentiis replied, “Haven’t you made any… kind of… balls… before?” stuttering as she realized how it sounded as she was saying it. DeGeneres grinned and shook her head no, causing the audience to burst into laughter. The host’s culinary skills didn’t get much better, which De Laurentiis pointed out. Looking at the mixture in DeGeneres’ hand, she said, “That looks like dog food now.”Wendy Williams: The two daytime talk show queens had a bit of a clash in 2013 when Williams first appeared on “Ellen,” when the comedian called her mean and asked if she had ever gotten in trouble by speaking badly about other celebs. DeGeneres then invited her to a game of Heads Up, in which Willaims is shown the name of someone and has to describe them in hopes of DeGeneres figuring out who it is. When Justin Bieber’s name popped up, Williams’ clue included, “Some people say that he looks like you.” DeGeneres looked puzzled. Williams defended herself, asking the crowd, “I’ve heard that! You’ve never heard that?!” DeGeneres laughed it off.Justin Bieber: DeGeneres put the “Yummy” singer on the spot when she interrogated him about a paparazzi photo that showed him naked on the balcony of a Bora Bora hotel, with a female seen sitting inside. She asked him who the girl was, and he said she was just a friend and they weren’t dating. DeGeneres pressed, “You just brought a friend to Bora Bora? And you’re just naked with your friend?” Bieber covered his face with his hands, saying, “Why are you putting me on the spot like this?” But she relented, “Wow. I have friends, I’ve never seen them naked like that. And they don’t bring me to Bora Bora.” Bieber responded, “Stop. You’re making me blush, dude.”Taylor Swift: The “Cardigan” singer’s love life is frequently the topic of the tabloid, and DeGeneres pretty much jumped on that bandwagon during one stop Swift made on the show. DeGeneres asked who her 2012 song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was about. When Swift declined to answer, the host put up a series of photos of Swift with different guys, handed her a bell and said if the guy was someone she dated, ring the bell. Photos of Swift with everyone from John Mayer to Danny DeVito popped up, prompting Swift to beg that DeGeneres stop. “This makes me feel so bad about myself,” she said. “Every time I come up here, you put like a different dude up there on the screen, and it just really makes me question what I stand for as a human being.”Mark Ruffalo: A photo of DeGeneres attending a football game with former president George W. Bush and her defense of their friendship started a firestorm on social media. “Just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean I’m not going to be friends with them,” she said. But Mark Ruffalo (and Susan Sarandon) took exception to her justification. “Sorry, until George W. Bush is brought to justice for the crimes of the Iraq War, (including American-lead torture, Iraqi deaths & displacement, and the deep scars–emotional & otherwise–inflicted on our military that served his folly), we can’t even begin to talk about kindness,” Ruffalo tweeted.Piers Morgan: Another photo got DeGeneres in hot water, this one was of the talk show host wishing Katy Perry happy birthday by tweeting a picture of herself appearing to ogle Perry’s breasts. The caption to the photo read, “Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!” Many, including Morgan, accused her of making a sexist joke. “If a man made this joke, Ellen would lead the cries of ‘SEXIST PIG!'” Morgan wrote.NikkieTutorials: The makeup artist, YouTube celebrity and beauty influencer said on the Dutch talk show “De Wereld Draait Door” that her experience as a guest on “The Ellen Show” was not a pleasant one. She said she was “greeted by an angry intern who was a bit overworked,” adding, “I was expecting a Disney show but got ‘Teletubbies After Dark.'” She went on to say, “Every guest at ‘Ellen’s’ had a private toilet, but I didn’t. I was not allowed to use the nearest toilet because it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers.”Kathy Griffin: The outspoken comedian got defensive when DeGeneres decided against paying tribute to Joan Rivers after her death because she thought Rivers’ humor was mean-spirited. Griffin, in turn, called DeGeneres an untalented hack. In her book, “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index,” Griffin wrote, “I’m almost positive a certain beloved daytime talk show host once had me kicked out of a backstage dressing room at the Emmy Awards. I can’t prove it, but this person, who has short blonde hair, has a mean streak that all of Hollywood knows about.”Brad Garrett: As rumblings of a toxic workplace environment behind-the-scenes on “The Ellen Show” surfaced and after DeGeneres made a public apology, the “Everybody Loves Raymond” actor spoke out about his experience as a guest on her show. “Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow,” Garrett tweeted. “Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge.”Lea Thompson: The “Back to the Future” actress backed Garrett’s assessment of the environment at the talk show and that DeGeneres herself was the cause of it. Responding to Garrett’s tweet, Thompson replied simply, “True story. It is.”Kevin T. Porter: Comedian Kevin T. Porter put his money where his mouth is when it comes to disdain he has for DeGeneres. He tweeted, “Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank.”Read original story 18 Celebs Who Have Clapped Back at Ellen DeGeneres, From Playful Ribbing to Genuine Disdain (Photos) At TheWrap
Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Jennifer Nettles, Dolly Parton and many more walked the red carpet at the Country Music Association’s 53rd annual CMA Awards on Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
James Cameron’s breakout film “The Terminator” may not have been a hit in theaters, but it was such a cult favorite on home video that it spawned one of the biggest and most lucrative movie franchises in history. With “Terminator: Dark Fate” in theaters, let’s look back at all six feature films in the saga, and see how they stack up against each other.6\. “Terminator Salvation” (2009)The fourth “Terminator” movie has a great cast — Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Helena Bonham Carter — and a smart idea, to give all the time-travel a rest and actually set one of these post-apocalyptic thrillers after the apocalypse for a change. Unfortunately, director McG is more interested in chaotic action than in the story, the new revelations about the universe are groan-inducing, and Sam Worthington’s forgettable protagonist, a survivor with a secret, takes valuable screen time away from everyone and everything else.”Terminator Salvation” is the movie fans were waiting for, a film finally set in the future starring John Connor, and it failed to deliver in almost every way.5\. “Terminator Genisys” (2015)Alan Taylor’s failed attempt to reboot the “Terminator” franchise plays like a whole bunch of fan theories thrown into a blender. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) goes back in time to rescue Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), only to discover that she teamed up with a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) years ago and is also capable of protecting herself. The timeline is a mess, on purpose, and it’s up to them to fix it. There are some interesting ideas in “Terminator Genisys,” but that only gets the film so far, and only if you’re completely addicted to the minutiae of this franchise. The actual story falls apart quickly, thanks in no small part to Courtney and Clarke failing to capture the magic of the original characters, and a plot that’s all set-up for future sequels and very, very little payoff.4\. “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003)Jonathan Mostow’s entry in the “Terminator” franchise is better than its reputation suggests, following the classic formula in an unexpected way and building up to a gut-punch finale that finally solves the paradox underlying the franchise: if Skynet was only built because Skynet sent a Terminator back in time, then how did Skynet get built in the first place? Nick Stahl takes over as John Connor, Claire Danes plays the woman who will one day become his second-in-command, and Arnold Schwarzenegger has to protect them from a new breed of Terminator, the T-X, played with menace and unusual physicality by Kristanna Loken. The action sequences are phenomenal — the truck chase is one of the highlights of the series — but the humor falls flat, and the frenetic pace gives us very little time to connect to the characters. “Terminator 3” is not a bad film, and yet, compared to the first two, it can’t help but look subpar.3\. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)The latest attempt to reboot the franchise, ignoring all but the first two films, is an absolute winner. Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) takes over, in a story about a new Terminator coming back in time to kill a young woman named Dani (Natalia Reyes), who is protected by a new kind of cyborg (Mackenzie Davis) and Sarah Connor herself (Linda Hamilton). The story hits familiar beats, but the characters are rich and distinct, and the film treats its contemporary backdrop like the sort of sci-fi dystopia that movies like the first “Terminator” warned us about. Fantastic action, memorable characters, surprising humor, and impressive relevance. “Terminator: Dark Fate” doesn’t play like a cash-in sequel, or fan fiction, or even a mixed bag. It’s a legitimately great “Terminator” movie.2\. “The Terminator” (1984)James Cameron’s original film, inspired by the works of Harlan Ellison, plays as much like a horror movie as a sci-fi action flick. Linda Hamilton plays Sarah Connor, a mild-mannered waitress who doesn’t realized she’s been targeted for extermination by a high-tech robot from the future, played by a terrifyingly cold Arnold Schwarzenegger. Only Kyle Reese, a fiercely dedicated soldier from the future, can save her before the Terminator ends her life and prevents her son from saving the future from the tyranny of the machines. Bold, violent, idea-driven filmmaking, with practical effects so impressive you’d hardly know it was a low-budget production. Everything about “The Terminator” feels epic. Or at least it did, until the sequel came along and redefined what “epic” could be.“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1990)Cameron’s sequel raised the bar for action filmmaking and visual effects, with a film that revisits much of the original’s plot (even some of the dialogue is the same) but pushes it as far as moviemaking could go. Sarah Connor spent years training her son, John (Eddie Furlong), to be the hero of the revolution, before she was institutionalized for her paranoid fantasies and paramilitary acts of terrorism. But when John is targeted by a new liquid metal T-1000 (Robert Patrick), and rescued by a heroic older model (Schwarzenegger), he realizes she was right all along. Together they try to change the future, kill an unkillable machine, and make seemingly impossible images and action sequences look plausible. They succeeded. “Terminator 2” may be a bit of a retread, but it’s a singular, ambitious entity; not just one of the best sci-fi movies, but also one of the best action movies, and one of the greatest spectacles in movie history.Read original story All 6 ‘Terminator’ Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos) At TheWrap
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Old Navy is continuing its holiday sales spree into 2019 with a huge clearance sale you don’t want to miss. Shoppers can save up to 75 percent on thousands of styles in the sale, which comes around only twice a year.If you were busy during the holiday season shopping for everyone else, it’s time to treat yourself to a brand-new wardrobe. After all, 2019 is all about a new year, new you, right? Step up your style game with a stylish new bell-sleeve dress ($17, was $35) for the office, a pair of chic Rockstar skinny jeans ($29, were $35) that even Blake Lively and Kate Bosworth love or a sleek moto jacket ($30 to $55, was $60) to wear on nights out with your gal pals.We sifted through thousands of merch offerings to bring you the very best of what’s on sale. Click ahead to shop our favorite picks. If you want more afterward, head to oldnavy.com.The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle:• Kate and Meghan just twinned in ‘ultra violet’ looks: 16 ways to wear this flattering shade, starting at $30 • Meghan Markle just wore a $35 H&M dress, and it’s still in stock • Flash sale alert: This top-rated Perricone MD day cream is 50 percent off at Ulta Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Jennifer Lopez, no stranger to the camera, is turning heads with her latest photo shoot.
From the amateur determined to nail Julia Child’s bouillabaisse to seasoned pros on their way to executive chef status, we all have a cook in our lives.This holiday season, surprise these chefs with a kitchen gift they’ll love, no matter what your budget. From a high-tech sous-vide cooker to an understated salt cellar, we’re certain these picks will be welcome additions to any chef’s kitchen. There’s even a top-rated $4 stocking stuffer that anyone who spends time in the kitchen will appreciate.Ahead, 11 incredible kitchen gifts the cook in your life will use over and over again.The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Bush's bold, colorful, frequently patterned sock choices showed that, despite an attention to traditional norms and values, the late president sought to add a dash of his own personality and joy into even the most staid of occasions.
If you missed out on Black Friday, don’t sweat it because Old Navy just kicked off its insane Cyber Monday Sale. This Monday, you’ll be able to take 50 percent off your entire purchase!It’s the perfect time to stock up on cold-weather essentials for you and your family. From warm puffer jackets to cozy cardigans, booties and scarves, you’ll be able to score them all at a major discount. Ahead, shop our favorite picks for the whole family now. Afterward, shop even more at oldnavy.com.The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals are here!• We did the work so you don’t have to: Here are all the best Cyber Monday deals on the internet • Bangkok, London, Paris or Los Angeles—the best Cyber Weekend travel deals to score for 2019 • Amazon Cyber Monday deals you can’t miss: smart-home gadgets, gaming, tablets and moreShop all of our Cyber Monday coverage, here!Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
The weather may be cooling off, but Kendall Jenner keeps things red-hot in this puffer by Aritzia. The model topped a crew-neck T-shirt, jeans, and white netted heels with the brand’s Tna Super Puff jacket in red.Classic puffers typically come in dark neutrals like gray and black — and there’s no shortage of these jackets out and about right now. They’ve been spotted on models like Bella Hadid and Karlie Kloss, as well as actress Emma Roberts, who wore it in green (what hazel-eyed beauty wouldn’t?).But this year, brands like Aritzia, Frank And Oak, and Everlane are elevating puffers with a rainbow of tones and interesting fabrics—from velvet to vegan leather, metallic silver to bright shiny gold. Not quite ready to sport a bright puffer? You can still find plenty of stylish options in black, of course, but don’t wait too long—the best ones sell out quickly.Ahead, shop this celeb-favorite winter jacket now on aritzia.com, plus 13 more warm and cozy options, to find the puffer that best suits your style and budget.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle:• 12 bags that look like Meghan Markle’s ‘it’ purse — for less • Shop the best fall workwear from Ann Taylor, Target, and more • Meghan Markle wears the season’s best transitional coat—shop the look starting at $50Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
The American Music Awards are always star-studded, and this year was no exception. Check out the oh-so-glamorous looks that Taylor Swift, Tracee Ellis Ross, Cardi B, Carrie Underwood, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, and others wore for the 46th annual ceremony at Microsoft Theater in L.A.
If there’s one style of clothing Kylie Jenner loves to wear and wears well, it’s latex. On Sunday, Jenner posted a selfie on Instagram sporting yet another tight latex dress, this time a baby-blue strapless number.This is one of many latex ensembles the beauty mogul has worn over the years, from dresses to tube tops and trousers, and Jenner always makes it look effortless. Jenner famously made headlines for her controversial Interview magazine cover in 2015, when she wore a latex bodysuit while sitting in a gilded wheelchair. Since then, she’s made latex a part of her regular wardrobe.But wearing latex takes a lot of work. First, you have to apply either a water lubricant, talc powder, or baby powder before slipping on the latex; otherwise, you risk ripping the fabric. According to Atsuko Kudo, a high-end couture latex brand, additional rules are recommended when wearing latex. It suggests you keep the latex away from heat, oils, and metal to prevent unwanted stains and damage. It’s highly recommended to invest in a latex polish as well to give the fabric extra shine. This all might seem like a lot to go through, but it hasn’t deterred Jenner nor a myriad of other celebrities from hopping on the latex train.For example, Nicki Minaj wore a latex dress on her Paper magazine cover in 2017 and several other times as well. Beyoncé famously wore a beige latex Givenchy gown on the red carpet at the Met Gala in 2016. Kim and Khloé Kardashian are regular latex wearers, just like Jenner. For these celebrities, specialty labels like Vex, Baroness, and Atsuko Kudo are traditionally the go-to brands for high-end latex. But if you’re looking for something more affordable, Fashion Nova and Australian label Meshki have great options.Ahead, see all the times Kylie Jenner has worn latex, and shop seven versions for yourself.Yahoo Lifestyle may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle:• 12 bags that look like Meghan Markle’s ‘it’ purse — for less • Shop the best fall workwear from Ann Taylor, Target, and more • The best under-$500 wedding dresses to wear in 2019Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
If you think you’ve been seeing leopard skirts all around you, on co-workers at the office, on street-style stars, and even while scrolling on Instagram, you’re not imagining it. Leopard skirts are having a big moment in fashion right now.The main reason can be attributed to Australian label, Réalisation Par, which was founded by Alexandra Spencer and Teale Talbot in 2016. The label has since become popular among top models and celebs including Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, and Selena Gomez for their polka dot dresses, silk tanks, and skirts. However, it is their “Naomi” skirt that has made a major splash among fashionistas.The Naomi skirt is a three-quarters midi-length satin silk slip skirt that hits perfectly at your calf. What a quick search on Instagram under the hashtag #leopardskirts reveals, over 6,000 posts populate showcasing women all over the world sporting their leopard skirts. In addition to Réalisation Par’s, other versions have sprouted up from brands like J.Crew, Ann Taylor, and Diane von Furstenberg. Not only have leopard skirts been spotted on street-style stars, but they also continue to be a mainstay on the catwalk too. During fashion weeks in New York, London, and Milan this September — Gucci, Calvin Klein, and Burberry have all showcased leopard skirts in their collections, proving the trend is here to stay.One of the main reasons the ’90s-style retro skirt has become such a major fashion piece is that it is elegant and stylish, but extremely versatile. You can wear it to the office during the week, out for a date night, or casually during the weekend. You can style it with a simple white T-shirt and sneakers or sleek blazer and high heels. No matter which way you choose to wear it, you can’t go wrong with investing in one this fall. Ahead, shop 12 versions we know you’ll love. Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Kendall Jenner emerges from her fashion week drought to walk in Burberry show • The major Bella Hadid runway trend you can copy for $13 • First deaf, transgender model is signed to the same agency as Gigi Hadid and Gisele Bündchen Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
After several hours of primping, posing, and politely clapping through every acceptance speech and a surprise proposal, Hollywood was more than ready to let loose following Monday’s Emmy Awards.Luckily, there were plenty of options, with after-parties hosted by the likes of HBO, Fox, and Netflix, not to mention the swanky Governors Ball, which drew Claire Foy, Keri Russell, Donald Glover, and the cast of Stranger Things.It was all about the schmoozing, the dancing, and the showing off of some hefty new trophies. Read on to see the stars — including many of the evening’s big winners — unwind in their red carpet finest.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• Padma Lakshmi recycled her Emmys dress because it deserves ‘to be worn again and treasured’ • ‘Stop Kavanaugh’ temporary tattoo makes Emmys red carpet political • 2018 Emmy Awards arrivalsFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Aretha Franklin has died on Thursday at her home in Detroit, she was 76 years old. The prolific singer’s career spans over six decades, rightfully earning her the title “Queen of Soul.” Although music may be her centerpiece, Franklin’s fashion and beauty looks can be heralded as equally iconic.Franklin’s style was extravagant, lavish, and befitting of a superstar. Although one of Franklin’s sartorial choices may not be as popular today — she loved wearing fur. She often wore luxurious fur coats on and off the stage, with intricately embroidered dresses threaded with beads and feathers. Franklin had a penchant for regal jewelry, too: statement jewel earrings, emerald rings, and pearl necklaces.The “Natural Woman” singer was unafraid of bold, bright colors, loud, statement prints, and elaborate hair and makeup looks. In the ‘60s, Franklin often wore beehive hairdos and glossy, nude lips with maxi-length embroidered dresses and caftans. During the ‘70s, she embraced the era’s “flower power” aesthetic, on one occasion in 1975 wearing a dress with an oversized floral print and feathers stitched along the collar and trim. Franklin also sported well-coiffed Afros and neat cornrows.In the ’80s, Franklin saturated her wardrobe with ruffles, tulle and metallics. Maximalism was Franklin’s go-to — and she paired it with glaring haircuts. In the ’90s, she often wore gowns by fashion designer Arnold Scaasi, the same designer who has dressed American First Ladies Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, and Mamie Eisenhower. In the aughts, Franklin continued to flaunt her figure and wear glamorous gowns that hugged her curves, rocking them with shoulder-skimming hairstyles before settling into her most recent pixie cut.From her 20s to her 70s, Franklin’s style epitomized her extraordinary talent. She embraced old Hollywood glamour, wearing Oscar-worthy red-carpet gowns that shimmered, and shined on and off stage. More was always better with this diva.Having started her musical career at a time when there wasn’t as much widely-reported scrutiny of a woman’s appearance as it today (think entertainers like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, or Jennifer Lopez), Franklin freely and effortlessly experimented with just about every beauty trend.Throughout her 76 years, the “Queen of Soul” has been a force to be reckoned with, earning a myriad of accolades that musicians only dream of. In 1967 at just 25, she released her hit song, “Respect,” which quickly skyrocketed to the top of the music charts. In subsequent years, Franklin continued to produce hit songs such as “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Baby I Love You,” and “Chain of Fools,” which helped define her generation, known as the “Golden Age of Soul.”In 1987, Franklin became the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 1994, she became the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors at 52 years old. That same year, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005, she was selected as one of 14 recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Throughout her decades-long career, the Detroit-born artist has earned 44 Grammy nominations and won 18 of them.To say Aretha Franklin is a legend is an understatement.Ahead, go back in time to see Aretha Franklin’s most iconic fashion and beauty looks.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Beyoncé and Jay-Z dedicate Detroit concert to Aretha Franklin • Aretha Franklin is reportedly ‘gravely ill’ • How to get 6 first-class airport looks from Meghan Markle, Priyanka Chopra, and moreFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
It wouldn’t be the first time that someone speculated about the calculated political statements behind some of Melania Trump‘s outfit choices. However, the sentiment has now come from former political aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, which has people flipping back through FLOTUS’s fashion choices. InUnhinged, the debut tell-all book by the reality star turned political aide, Newman wrote, “I believe Melania uses style to punish her husband.”Trending back to the leak of Donald Trump‘s old Access Hollywood interview, where he delivered his now infamous line “Grab her by the p****,” the president’s wife hasn’t held back when it comes to ironic fashion choices — namely, the two pussy-bow outfits she wore at her husband’s presidential debates that occurred while voters were still reeling.Other debatably controversial choices by Melania have included designers known for being favorites of former first lady Michelle Obama and other progressive celebrities. Most noticeable, still, is Melania’s latest move, where she wore a jacket that read, “I really don’t care, do u?” while headed to a U.S. border in Texas.Whether these clothes are meant to make subtle statements, or not, here are Melania’s many looks that have had onlookers scratching their heads.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• Melania Trump recycles $1,280 striped shirtdress for Tim Cook dinner • Melania and Ivanka Trump twin in floral dresses from Monique Lhuillier and Roland Mouret • Statue of Liberty protester mocks Melania Trump’s infamous ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ coat at court appearanceFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.