(Srsly, what was with that sniffling??)
This is HUGE!
On Tuesday, Georgio Armani announced that — beginning this year — he will no longer be using fur in his designs! Starting with their fall/winter 2016 season, The Armani Group's collections will stop incorporating animal coats into their garments.
The 81-year-old said in the exciting announcement:
"I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections. Technological progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposition that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals. Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company is now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals."
The Italian designer's animal-friendly news is a part of the company's deal with the Fur Free Alliance.
These new partners are hoping that the fashion great's decision will also inspire other brands to ditch designs with fur, and instead use different alternatives.
FFA's chairman, Joh Vinding, commented:
Gina Rodriguez is amazing inside and out!
In a recent interview with People Magazine, the actress spoke out on dealing with body image pressures and how she came to love her physique. It's a confessional all young girls AND women should take note of!
According to Rodriguez, while she has felt shame for her size before, she is no longer chained to the opinions of others. The beauty attributes her positive attitude to loving parents and a strong support system.
Speaking on her experience in engaging with the "bullshit" of perfection, the Jane The Virgin star explained:
"If you look like a swimsuit model then you're hot and everybody's going to want you and money's going to flow through, and everything's going to be grand and dandy. And that's bullshit. You go to television and film, and, it does add 10 lbs., and, I don't look like a skinny mini, and, the truth is, that's okay too, and that is beautiful also."
Preach, girl! We can't back you enough!
Luckily for G.R., she had a great foundation to arrive at this zen mindset:
"My dad prepared us to be able to look at billboards and magazines and say, 'This is not the only body type that is beautiful'. He would encourage us to find our beauty and love our beauty and accept our beauty as what God gave us. My parents really encouraged us to have confidence in who we are and accept who we are because it is not going to change and we are beautiful."
Aww… what inspiring parents!
Keep loving yourself and acting as a great role model for girls, Gina!
[Image via Instagram.]
Who needs an interpreter when you have a bilingual daughter?!
Barack Obama is making history as the first in-office U.S. president to visit Cuba in 88 years — and he's making his trip a family affair!
Not only did Michelle Obama join the prez on his three-day trip on Sunday night, but their daughters Malia and Sasha tagged along as well!
And even though 17-year-old Malia was there on spring break, she was put to work as her dad's personal interpreter during a visit with locals!
On Monday, White House photographer Pete Souza shared a photo of POTUS charming locals with his daughter (above) on Instagram, writing:
This is the best!!
Lauren Graham's other TV daughter, actress Mae Whitman — who played Amber Holt on Parenthood for five seasons with Graham as her momma — is joining the Gilmore Girls revival alongside Graham's first TV daughter, Alexis Bledel!
According to media reports, Whitman is all set to make a small cameo in the Gilmore Girls reboot that's being produced by Netflix, and even though we don't know any specifics about the role itself quite yet, we are SO happy about this!!!
Of course, Whitman and Bledel have met before — no doubt to compare notes on Graham as a TV momma! Ha!!
The first time the stars met
We LOVE seeing Louis Tomlinson bonding with his two-month-old son Freddie Reign!
Miz Deakin penned a touching message while "thinking about my son and his son:"
Khloé & Kourtney Kardashian Document Getting Blasted On Wine With Kris Jenner Because Their Life Is Way More Fun Than Yours!
Kris Jenner wasted at a wine tasting? We call that Monday.
On March 21, Khloé Kardashian and Kourtney Karadshian shared a bunch of Snapchats documenting their wine tasting tour with their
business partner mom Kris. We got to see everything from the trio boarding their private jet to their drunken debauchery post tasting!
All jokes aside, it's really nice to see Kourt living it up now that she's free of having to babysit Scott Disick. We're glad she's finally at the friend stage with Scott and that she seems to be regaining her confidence. Girl can bathe in a tub of pinot at this point… she's earned it!
So, without further ado, check out the hilarious stills and wild girl trip moments (below)!