Want to know the secret to a lasting marriage amidst Hollywood chaos? Ask Iman.
Philanthropist, businesswoman and former supermodel Iman was featured in the Own Network’s series Oprah: Where Are They Now? Now, know that the interview took place before she lost her husband, David Bowie, in January and her mother, who passed away earlier this month. So while it’s probably tinged with sadness (Iman probably knew her husband was dying), it’s much more in a place of “this is still continuing to exist.” In the interview for Own, Iman speaks about how her 24-year marriage to David lasted and why Paris Hilton is to blame for her leaving the runway. Here’s the part about marriage, the secret of which, according to the model, is timing:
“You have to be at the right time your life that you’re ready for an everlasting relationship, that it becomes a first priority in your life. If your career is important to you, don’t get married and have children, because something will give. I know as women we want to be able to have it all, but we can’t have it all at the same time. So, make your priority of what you want at that time. Sometimes you don’t even have to get married,” she said. “Why do you have to get married?”
In the episode, Iman also discussed how a certain celebrity reaffirmed her decision to retire from modeling 26 years ago. “I was just starting to create Iman Cosmetics, so I wanted to be also taken seriously and not be at fashion shows every day. But what really put the nail there for me was that I read they held a show—an hour—for Paris Hilton. I knew the game had changed. It became where everybody wants to be seen and it’s become a different animal. I mean, when you have D-listers…We’re not talking about Linda Fargo from Bergdorf Goodman. You know, you hold a show for that person because she is the establishment; she is fashion. But, seriously? Paris Hilton?” she said. “No.”
While her advice might seem realistic (harsh, but realistic) to some people, it’s true: life IS about prioritizing. Not sure if she even followed this advice herself, but I love her, and I love her and David, and I’m still super sad she lost her partner. We all are, I think.
Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 9:09am
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RIP, WWE legend Chyna.
Joanie Laurer – known as Chyna -has died due to possible overdose.
Police got the call around 7:30 PM that 47 year old Chyna hadn’t been seen or heard from in a few days. A friend went to check on her today and found her unresponsive in the bedroom of her Redondo Beach home and made the call to police. Police came to the scene and are investigating an overdose, due to her history with drugs.
TMZ reports that prescription bottles were found in the home, but there were no illegal drugs and no signs of foul play.
A statement was posted to Chyna’s official Twitter account confirming the death … saying, “It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.”
Chyna was a game changer during her stint with the WWE — famously teaming up with Triple H to become one of the original members of D-Generation X. She was also the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble. She then went on to pose for Playboy and transitioned to reality TV, where I first knew her from “The Surreal Life” in 2005.
Later, Chyna got into porn and went to Japan to teach English…so she had a colorful life. She will be missed.
Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 8:08am
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And the papers are signed.
Things are wrapping up in the Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale divorce and like we previously mentioned, and true to form Gavin’s not asking for what technically, he could receive in this whole big THANG. TMZ reports:
Rossdale COULD have fought for 50% of everything Gwen made during their union — but opted to let her keep various assets she acquired.
In addition to her music, Stefani also gets 100% control over her wildly successful fashion lines L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers.
Stefani agreed to put 25% of the profits from L.A.M.B. in a trust … presumably for the benefit of their kids.
As for real estate, Gwen gave up her rights to any of their property in Europe — where the couple had 4 homes. She does get 50% of the profits from the sale of their Bev Hills house … and also full control over 2 other L.A. homes.
Neither of them gets child support or spousal support — instead, they created an expense account for the kids in which they each sunk $1 MILLION.
The also agreed to joint physical and legal custody of their 3 kids.
Kind of a classy move after 13 years of not-so-classy moves. Hey, respect.
Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 2:14pm
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Tracy Anderson is on the cover of Health Magazine. I’m not sure at what point she became this like, huge celebrity, but most things I’ve heard about her revolve around shaming women (even pregnant women!) into fitness and kind of this, trendy extreme version of health. Anyhow, here are the highlights of her interview:
On Gwyneth Paltrow’s best advice:
“She shared with me that her father once told her that when someone shows you who they are, believe them. Don’t try to justify the times they were great, because the times when they weren’t is who they really are.”
On when we learn to stop hating on ourselves:
“When we give ourselves permission to celebrate our own beauty. It’s one reason why I love Lena Dunham as a client. Her objective is not to become a size 2. It’s to feel more connected to herself and to feel healthier and be balanced in her life.”
On pushing boundaries:
“We are wrapped in bubble wrap. We think that making it through the pain cave is putting our workout gear on and getting to class. Now, I’m not knocking any level of showing up, but I think many people are stuck in preschool with their bodies. Going for a walk is like going to preschool—but you could go to college, you could get your master’s degree.”
On giving in to cravings:
“I just can’t eat lean protein and vegetables every day of the month. I love french fries, I love pasta, I love food—there’s not a potato that I do not love.”
On her advice to those reluctant to start working out later in life:
“It’s never too late to show up for your health. You can be in the best shape of your life at any age.”
On the importance of staying focused:
“Keeping your mind engaged is key. Period. A good marker: If you can make your grocery list while you’re working out, you’re not engaged.”
Q: So when will we stop hating on ourselves?
When we give ourselves permission to celebrate our own beauty. It’s one reason why I love Lena Dunham as a client. Her objective is not to become a size 2. It’s to feel more connected to herself and to feel healthier and be balanced in her life. If she wants to have pizza with her boyfriend, then she’s going to have pizza with her boyfriend. She’s not in a race to be something that she’s not, and that’s one of the things that make her so beautiful.
“Stuck in preschool,” very classy. That and TWO Lena Dunham references make this…just what I expected.
Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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