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Celebs Donate Their Coats For A Good Cause

| Filed under: Fashion SmashionInspirationGabourey SidibeJessica Szohr

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Elle creative director Joe Zee killed two birds with one stone on Wednesday: promote his show All On the Line and collect coats for New York Cares!

Celebs including ex-Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr, Gabourey Sidibe, Coyote Ugly's Piper Perabo and Valerie Bertinelli all stopped by Bloomingdale's to donate their coats.

If U want to donate a coat, Bloomingdale’s on 59th St. will be collecting them until December 5th.

[Image via WENN.]

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Gabby Sidibe Goes Wild At The Golden Globes

| Filed under: Fashion SmashionGolden GlobesRed CarpetGabourey Sidibe

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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.]

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A New Skin Lightening Controversy For Elle!

| Filed under: Icky Icky PooGabourey Sidibe

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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.]

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Miss Keri Baby Gets Hairy For Jones

| Filed under: Fashion SmashionBeyonceWillow SmithSpread 'EmGabourey Sidibe

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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.

A lot of people are saying the mag gave Keri the Beyonce and Gabby special by lightening her skin.

Thoughts???

[Image courtesy of Jones Magazine.]

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Elle's Editor-In-Chief Explains Gabby's Cover Controversy

| Filed under: Photoshop AwardzSpread 'EmOscar de la RentaGabourey Sidibe

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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.

Myers said at the Oscar de la Renta fashion show this week:

"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.

Thoughts???

[Image courtesy of Elle.]

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Elle Denies Lightening Gabby's Skin

| Filed under: Photoshop AwardzGabourey Sidibe

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Elle has quickly issued a statement denying they lightened up Gabourey Sidibe's skin on the October cover.

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."

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[Image via Elle & WENN.]

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Did Elle Lighten Up Gabby???

| Filed under: Icky Icky PooBeyoncePhotoshop AwardzGabourey Sidibe

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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.

We're sure Elle is going to say the same bullshiz L'Oreal did when they were called out for lightening Beyonce's skin, but they need to say something.

What do U think???

[Image via Elle & PNP/WENN.]

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