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What a difference a year makes.
Last year Gabourey Sidibe was wearing vintage and this year she's wearing…this.
The Precious star arrived at the Golden Globes in a purple leopard print creation.
It's not exactly the most flattering or attractive dress unless you're on a Hawaiian vacation, but she looks happy and that's all the matters!
[Photo via AP Images.]
Elle India is off to a bad start in 2011.
Like Gabourey Sidibe, the mag is being accused of lightening January cover girl Aishwarya Rai's skin and she's furious!
A source close to the Bollywood actress told the Mumbai Mirror:
"Aishwarya's first reaction was disbelief. Not in this day and age when women are recognized for their merit, and not for the color of their skin. She is currently verifying this skin-whitening allegation. If there is any proof of this, she might even take action."
Good for her!
But for Elle's sake, we're really hoping they didn't do anything especially after all that September dramz.
[Image via Elle India/WENN.]
Keri Hilson is on the winter cover of Jones magazine rockin' a jacket that would make Willow Smith jealous!
While there's no denying the jacket is fierce, the cover is raising some eyebrows.
[Image courtesy of Jones Magazine.]
Robbie Myers, the editor-in-chief at Elle, wants to set the record straight in hopes to end all the skin lightening accusations that are being made over Gabourey Sidibe's cover.
"It's not a controversy. What's so sad about it is that people have not looked at anything else but this. There's an incredible portfolio inside that Joe [Zee] and Carter [Smith] shot . They havent looked at it. People want to make something out of nothing. It's sad the legitimate news media picks up on this."
She also explains why Gabby's skin may appear lighter on the cover, adding:
It sort of boils down to this. At a photo shoot, in a studio, that is a fashion shoot, that's glamorous, the lighting is different. The photography is different than a red carpet shot from a paparazzi.
We absolutely did not lighten her skin. Retouching is when we take a piece of hair and move it out of her eye, so you can't compare a picture on a press line from what you do in a studio, where your job is to make them look beautiful. This is their controversy. We've seen these things before. I am sad that no one has cracked the magazine and looked at it. We gave her a cover, and she loved it."
Elle's creative director Joe Zee also chimed in on why they didn't give her a full length body shot like the three other girls that appear on the October cover.
"What we loved was her behind the camera laughing and telling jokes and laughing and chuckling and I thought, That's the girl people should know. She's not Precious at all, and that's what people should know. That's what we captured in the picture and for any flak to come out of that is ludicrous, because at the end of the day it's about her personality."
Hmm, we're not sure how many people buy a fashion magazine to read about someone's personality, but whatever you say Joe.
[Image courtesy of Elle.]
The statement read:
"We have four separate covers this month and Gabby's cover was not retouched any more or less than the others. We had 25 cover-worthy subjects in our portfolio and we chose Gabby because of who she is. We shot this as a story of exuberant young women changing the world. If you take a look at the portfolio, each of the women were shot in different ways and for different reasons."
And there you have it.
Do U think Elle is telling the truth???
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[Image via Elle & WENN.]
The internet is buzzing about Gabourey Sidibe's Elle magazine cover.
People are saying the fashion magazine lightened the Precious star's skin color, and after seeing a side by side we agree.
What do U think???
[Image via Elle & PNP/WENN.]
It's Elle's 25th anniversary, so the magazine is celebrating the milestone with 4 different covers featuring a random selection of 20-something celebs.
Why they chose the former Hills starlet to grace the front cover is beyond us, but we will say they did a great job of making her look absolutely awful!
What do U think of their choices???
[Images courtesy of Elle.]