Day: July 7, 2008

Chanel Iman Fashion Models Race Matters

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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Accolades Movies Will Smith

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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