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Chanel Iman Still Passed Over in Fashion

Even after fashion bible Vogue asked, "Is fashion racist?" Chanel Iman is still passed over for modeling jobs, the 17-year-old It Girl—and our favorite model of the moment—tells Newsweek. "I will fly to London for what is supposed to be 20 casting calls and won't get but 15 because the other five designers don't want black models," says Chanel Iman, who is currently in Gap billboards around the country and is arguably the hottest black fashion model (next to Liya Kebede). "That's not going to happen to white models. It's upsetting and insulting and totally backwards.'' Supermodel Naomi Campbell also chimes in, "This is not the conversation I thought I would have to have at this point. You think you've broken the barriers and then the game changes. So you have to fight all over again."
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Will Smith Makes History with Hancock

The King of the Fourth of July box office has become the first actor in Hollywood history with eight straight movies to rake in more than $100 million. In his latest effort, the 39-year-old Oscar nominee plays an ambivalent superhero in Hancock, which made $107 million in the U.S. and another $78 million internationally. "I don't feel like there's anything I can't do, no movie I can't make," Smith told USA Today in June. "I feel like the next 10 years are going to be my sweet spot."
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Ga Ga: Sipping Papaya-Mango Juice With Santogold

Santi White, better known as Santogold, let the New York Times follow her as she was out for a night on the town. Decked out in "tight white pants, an oversize yellow shirt and black Reebok high-tops with rainbow stripes and a gold slash," the 32-year-old poly-genre singer was out at a Mexican restaurant near her home in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with friends (including April Roomet, a stylist for Snoop Dogg). “I don't drink, I don’t do drugs, I don’t smoke and I don’t drink after someone drinks my drink,” Santogold, who drank papaya-mango juice, said. Next up for Santogold: a free concert at the Central Park SummerStage in NYC on July 20 before accompanying Coldplay on tour.
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Ga Ga: Zoe Kravitz in Vanity Fair

Zoe Kravitz, Lenny & Lisa's actress daughter, is featured in Vanity Fair's Hollywood’s Next Wave issue. Photographed by Mark Seliger for the magazine, Kravitz, who costarred with Jodie Foster in The Brave One and will next star in Assassination of a High School President, appears with other up-and-comers Christopher Mintz-Plasse (aka "McLovin) and Emma Stone (aka Jules) of Superbad, and Olivia Thirlby of Juno. Here are some snippets from Zoe's interview:

Favorite lip gloss? Kiehl’s lip balm. Style icon? “Jimi Hendrix. He’s rad.” Justin Timberlake or John Mayer? Jeff Buckley. Rihanna or Carrie Underwood? Billie Holiday. What’s on your iPod? “Oh God, everything. Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, Feist, Fiona Apple, Jimi Hendrix.”

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Ga Ga: Black Kids Play Glastonbury

black_kids Florida indie rock band Black Kids (contrary to their cheeky name, only lead singer Reggie Youngblood and his younger sister Ali are black) took the stage at Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset. During their set, the band (who Rolling Stone listed in their Artists to Watch feature in 2007) played their hits, 'I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You' and 'Hit The Heartbreaks." Keyboardist Dawn Watley, according to NME, asked the crowd: "Are you naked?" We'd drop trow to hear them play, "Hurricane Jane." PHOTO: Courtesy of Rolling Stone
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Chanel Iman Still Passed Over in Fashion

Even after fashion bible Vogue asked, "Is fashion racist?" Chanel Iman is still passed over for modeling jobs, the 17-year-old It Girl—and our favorite model of the moment—tells Newsweek. "I will fly to London for what is supposed to be 20 casting calls and won't get but 15 because the other five designers don't want black models," says Chanel Iman, who is currently in Gap billboards around the country and is arguably the hottest black fashion model (next to Liya Kebede). "That's not going to happen to white models. It's upsetting and insulting and totally backwards.'' Supermodel Naomi Campbell also chimes in, "This is not the conversation I thought I would have to have at this point. You think you've broken the barriers and then the game changes. So you have to fight all over again."
Read More

Will Smith Makes History with Hancock

The King of the Fourth of July box office has become the first actor in Hollywood history with eight straight movies to rake in more than $100 million. In his latest effort, the 39-year-old Oscar nominee plays an ambivalent superhero in Hancock, which made $107 million in the U.S. and another $78 million internationally. "I don't feel like there's anything I can't do, no movie I can't make," Smith told USA Today in June. "I feel like the next 10 years are going to be my sweet spot."
Read More

Ga Ga: Sipping Papaya-Mango Juice With Santogold

Santi White, better known as Santogold, let the New York Times follow her as she was out for a night on the town. Decked out in "tight white pants, an oversize yellow shirt and black Reebok high-tops with rainbow stripes and a gold slash," the 32-year-old poly-genre singer was out at a Mexican restaurant near her home in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with friends (including April Roomet, a stylist for Snoop Dogg). “I don't drink, I don’t do drugs, I don’t smoke and I don’t drink after someone drinks my drink,” Santogold, who drank papaya-mango juice, said. Next up for Santogold: a free concert at the Central Park SummerStage in NYC on July 20 before accompanying Coldplay on tour.
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Ga Ga: Zoe Kravitz in Vanity Fair

Zoe Kravitz, Lenny & Lisa's actress daughter, is featured in Vanity Fair's Hollywood’s Next Wave issue. Photographed by Mark Seliger for the magazine, Kravitz, who costarred with Jodie Foster in The Brave One and will next star in Assassination of a High School President, appears with other up-and-comers Christopher Mintz-Plasse (aka "McLovin) and Emma Stone (aka Jules) of Superbad, and Olivia Thirlby of Juno. Here are some snippets from Zoe's interview:

Favorite lip gloss? Kiehl’s lip balm. Style icon? “Jimi Hendrix. He’s rad.” Justin Timberlake or John Mayer? Jeff Buckley. Rihanna or Carrie Underwood? Billie Holiday. What’s on your iPod? “Oh God, everything. Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, Feist, Fiona Apple, Jimi Hendrix.”

Read More

Ga Ga: Black Kids Play Glastonbury

black_kids Florida indie rock band Black Kids (contrary to their cheeky name, only lead singer Reggie Youngblood and his younger sister Ali are black) took the stage at Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset. During their set, the band (who Rolling Stone listed in their Artists to Watch feature in 2007) played their hits, 'I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You' and 'Hit The Heartbreaks." Keyboardist Dawn Watley, according to NME, asked the crowd: "Are you naked?" We'd drop trow to hear them play, "Hurricane Jane." PHOTO: Courtesy of Rolling Stone
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