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- 08/24/14--11:51: ONTD Fave Cara Delevingne Is Set To Make More Than £9 Million
- 08/24/14--11:55: Sunday roundup of ALS Ice Bucket Challenges
- 08/24/14--11:58: Celebrity Social Media Picture Post
- 08/24/14--12:53: The main guy from that show you don't watch joined Twitter
- 08/24/14--12:55: Zap2it Interviews Deborah Ann Woll about the True Blood Finale
- 08/24/14--12:56: Jessie J moving from UK to somewhere that appreciates her talent
- 08/24/14--13:16: Guess Who I Met
- 08/24/14--13:16: Heems and Riz MC Churn Out "Batalvi" and a New Swet Shop Boys EP
- 08/24/14--13:42: #LookDifferent #Ferguson-related PSAs to air during MTV's VMAs
- 08/24/14--14:42: 'Death of Superman Lives' 2nd Trailer
- 08/24/14--14:42: Actor Richard Attenborough dies at 90
- 08/24/14--15:02: Alleged VMA Beyonce Set List (15 Minutes of BEYONCÉ)
- 08/24/14--15:46: 2014 VMA Red Carpet/Pre-show Viewing Post
- 08/25/14--12:29: The Teen Wolf cast at the VMAs
- 08/25/14--12:29: Doctor Who criticized for featuring first on-screen lesbian kiss
She is the model of the moment, ‘the coolest girl in England’ – as underlined by 6.2 million Instagram followers who monitor every pout.
But behind those famous eyebrows, Cara Delevingne is also a highly successful businesswoman who, according to new figures from Forbes wealth analysis, has made at least £2.1 million in the past year.
Not bad for a 22-year-old.
But this is only the beginning: with the help of Sarah Doukas, co-founder of agency Storm who also discovered Kate Moss, Cara is heading for the financial stratosphere.
For the approaching season she stars in six major advertising campaigns – including last week’s daring naked portrait, right, to advertise Tom Ford’s Black Orchid perfume.
And she has her fingers in still more lucrative pies.
Earlier this month, she celebrated the launch of her Mulberry handbag.
She is taking on Hollywood with roles in at least two movies.
And with appearance fees and licensing deals, Cara is well on her way to a huge fortune.
This coming year alone, industry insiders calculate she will earn more than £9 million, quite aside from her inherited wealth.
Here, after delving into the inner workings of the Delevingne machine, we reveal just how the model has struck gold.
MODELLING: She's haut to trot!
ESTIMATED EARNINGS: £2m
Last year, Vogue hailed Cara as the ‘star face’ of the season.
She has walked for some of the world’s top designers including Marc Jacobs, Matthew Williamson, Mulberry and Burberry.
For the Autumn/Winter 2013 season she strutted her stuff at an exhausting 41 shows.
According to a fashion insider, unknown models earn from £1,000 per show but a model of Cara’s calibre could make as much as £50,000 to walk for a luxury label.
The source said: ‘In Paris, the budgets are higher and starting fees can be around £10,000.
‘I wouldn’t be surprised if she earned upwards of £50,000 for Chanel. Whenever Cara models in a show she either opens or closes it, or both. Girls who open or close shows get paid more.’
Anusha Couttigane, fashion consultant for retail analysts Conlumino, added: ‘Modelling at the top for Burberry and H&M can attract fees of up to £500,000.
‘Miranda Kerr’s contract for Victoria’s Secret was worth around $1 million [roughly £600,000] over three years.’
CAMPAIGNING: Readies to wear
ESTIMATED EARNINGS: £4m+
Her first shoot was as a goofy ten-year-old for Italian Vogue, with mother Pandora.
But next season Cara will appear in major campaigns for Mulberry, Chanel, Burberry, Topshop and Balmain.
One fashion editor said: ‘In the days of Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, models got paid a lot more for walking. Now the big money comes from being the face of a brand.
'The biggest deals command fees of up to £5 million for three years.’
Cara still gets out of bed for the smaller brands – earning £20,000 a day working for the Next directory.
SIGNING: Licensed to sell, sell, sell
ESTIMATED EARNINGS: £100k
In 2012, Cara registered her name as a trademark.
This enables her to produce and endorse a variety of products guaranteed to sell millions.
The earning potential of, say, a Cara eyebrow kit, is hard to quantify but the highest paid endorsement to date lies with Beyoncé who secured a staggering $50 million deal with Pepsi.
Trademark lawyer Tahir Basheer said endorsements and licensing deals were two of the ‘most lucrative areas for a celebrity with a brand attached to them’.
DESIGNING: The ultimate bag lady
ESTIMATED EARNINGS: £2.4m
Following British model Alexa Chung’s lead, Cara has collaborated with Mulberry on her own range of handbags.
A fashion insider said the British brand could have paid Cara about £100,000 but also revealed that she could be getting about 15 per cent of gross sales.
‘Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was paid a base rate for her collaboration with Marks & Spencer but on top of that earned five per cent of all garment sales, and it’s likely that Cara will do the same with her Mulberry bags,’ the insider said.
Mulberry sold 380 Alexa bags at £750 each in one week shortly after their release in 2009.
Should Cara’s £995 bags – that can also be worn as backpacks – prove to be as successful, industry experts estimate she could earn up to £2.2 million in the next year.
In addition, Cara has collaborated with US label DKNY to produce a 15-piece capsule collection, out in November. Experts suggest she could have been paid an estimated £90,000 for the line.
ACTING: Walking and talking at the same time!
ESTIMATED EARNINGS: £650k
It's no secret that Cara would rather grace the silver screen than the catwalk and over the past year she has made serious in-roads into Hollywood.
Her first appearance was in Anna Karenina in 2012.
She is currently playing a mermaid in Pan, a Hollywood adaptation of the Peter Pan story, with Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried, and has just finished filming Tulip Fever with Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas and Oscar-winner Judi Dench, and Kids In Love with Bafta winner Will Poulter.
A Hollywood source said Cara may have been paid around £50,000 for her role in Pan.
‘She might be big in fashion but not in the movie world,’ the source said.
‘Until she’s a proven box office draw the studio is not going to pay her much at all.
'In marketing terms the studios are being very smart, thinking she’ll tweet and Instagram all her followers. The studio is getting more than she is.’
INHERITING: From the bank of mum and dad
ESTIMATED EARNINGS: £30m
Cara was educated at £32,000-a-year Bedales school in Hampshire.
She lives at the Belgravia home of her parents but has been househunting in Notting Hill.
Her Godmother is Joan Collins.
Cara’s father Charles, a former ‘Debs’ delight’ has a property company, Harvey White Properties, worth about £30 million.
Accounts reveal that Cara and her sisters Chloe and Poppy own a small number of shares in the business.
Cara’s mother Pandora, a former society beauty and Tatler writer, is a personal shopper.
APPEARING: Just turn up and cash in...
ESTIMATED EARNINGS: £100k
Cara can make a small fortune just by turning up to be seen at events and launches.
According to one source, singer Katy Perry is rumoured to rake in £50,000 just for sitting on the front row at fashion shows.
The source said: ‘The celebs sitting front row are often getting more than the models.’
During the past year, Cara has made a number of paid appearances at events around the world. One industry insider claims she could earn about £20,000 for every event she attends.
Celebrity agent Jonathan Shalit believes this is just the start of her earning potential.
‘An Arab sheik opening a nightclub in Dubai might pay up to £100,000 for a celebrity to attend,’ he said.
‘It’s a massive business. Paris Hilton got $1.5 million for DJ-ing in Europe and Kanye West got $3 million for playing at the wedding of the grandson of the Kazakhstan president.
‘Cara is someone everyone wants. She is the coolest girl in England right now. I think she could get anything up to £50,000 for an appearance and that would be just for an hour’s work.’
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Dozens of musicians have accepted the widely popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which aims to raise funds and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease. But Grimes has politely rejected her nomination by Richie Hawtin because of the ALS Association’s involvement with animal testing.
In an Aug. 23 post on her Tumblr, Grimes (real name: Claire Boucher) says he doesn’t “feel great about wasting water in this California drought” and that she won’t donate money to the ALS Association“because of their record of testing on animals.”
The ALS Association reportedly acknowledged that it uses rodents, flies and worms“to better understand disease mechanisms and to develop therapies” after Pamela Anderson took to social media to criticize the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign.
Grimes did say, however, that she would donate money to the Malala Fund, “because education is the key to ending almost every issue that faces humanity and our world today.” She also called out Detroit Madness, Hana Pestle and Blood Diamonds.
Read Grimes’ full statement below:
“Haha okay, richie is probably the nicest and coolest person I’ve ever met so i can’t really refuse him. however, I would like to say that I don’t feel great about wasting water in this california drought, but i will donate money. However I will not donate money to this foundation because of their record of testing on animals, but I will donate money to the Malala fund because education is the key to ending almost every issue that faces humanity and our world today. yep yep! do i have to make a video to nominate other people? if so I’ll do that later, but in the mean time Im calling out Detroit madness, Hana pestle and Blood diamonds.”
Rodents, flies and worms? Bye.
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All About You, song
Hannah Lux Davis, director
Brandon Bonfiglio, producer
London Alley Entertainment, production company
TOMMY LABUDA Director Representation, independent representative
Luga Podesta, executive producer
Nick Robespierre, commissioner
Some of Hannah's work
& the upcoming Bang Bang
I love her as a director, pretty excited for this!
Jensen Ackles Gets Twitter
Normally it might not be news when a celebrity puts themselves on Twitter, but when it comes to the last big Supernatural holdout, in a world where Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Jim Beaver already have huge feeds, it's a big deal when Jensen Ackles finally gets onto that social media experience.
Ackles, whose other credits include Smallville and Dawson's Creek, finally bit the bullet and started a feed today (August 24), tying in with the Supernatural convention currently happening in Vancouver. Already within the first hour, Ackles has over 100,000 followers.
Here's Jensen's first tweet, which has already been shared around 20,000 times and favorited nearly 25,000:
Jessica's story will 'end with Bill,'
Jessie J is selling up her home in London and moving to the US, because of speculation about her love life.
She has bought a property in Hollywood, claiming her talents as a singer are more appreciated in America.
The 26-year-old told The Mail on Sunday: “In America they see me as a singer whereas here I feel that people don't appreciate my voice. I've dedicated my life to singing and I want it to be taken seriously. Here it seems that all people want to know is what I've had for breakfast and who I'm sleeping with.”
The former coach on BBC show The Voice came out as bisexual in 2011 and is often questioned about her sexuality.
She admitted: "Sometimes I don't know when to stop. Sometimes I should just say nothing, but I can't help myself and make some big statement when saying nothing would be much more appropriate."
The Price Tag star went on to claim that she is a "rubbish date" because she is too messy.
"I'm the sort of person who will order ribs on a date, or the spaghetti bolognese and get it all down my front.
"And I'm too full-on as a date, too intense. It's like, if I'm going to be someone's girlfriend I have to be a really good girlfriend, which can be a bit much for some people. Maybe I should relax more," she said.
"People expect me to be really aggressive and they're surprised that I can be vulnerable or feel fragile. I'm probably the least aggressive person you could meet. I'm direct yes, honest yes, but I'm not going to punch you. I am actually a really sweet girl."
Bonus: Bang Bang Beats commercial
I went to Wizard World Chicago yesterday (it was my first con) and I met Sebastian Stan. 99% of the time I'm really calm when meeting people, but the whole thing was awkward from the moment it started. They make you put your stuff on a table and I did just that. When I turned around to face Sebastian he was staring at me and then he finally stuttered out a "hello" and then my hi was possibly the quietest hi ever. Pictures don't do the man justice because he looks so much better in person. I said thanks after everything and dashed off to the next thing.
(1st ONTD post so I hope I did this right)
Shiv Kumar Batalvi was a renowned Punjabi poet and singer, who loved hard, lived fast, and died young. In this new clip from the Swet Shop Boys, comprised of Queens rapper Heems and London rapper/actor Riz MC, the late Batalvi pops up between archived shots of Bollywood glamour and militant handy-cam footage to remind us that life is a "slow suicide." Heems and Riz agree, putting in some FaceTime to spit sharp, scattered bars about the brown man's burden--their new Swet Shop EP is stuffed with similar rebel yells laid over bright, jagged beats from Ryan Hemsworth, Trooko and more. Both MCs offer blended perspectives of their home-cities and the distant lands from which their parents trekked, a lens that consistently offers something different, if not better--first-generations anywhere can relate.
MTV is taking the conversation into its own hands by airing public service announcements addressing the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., during and before Sunday night’s Video Music Awards, a rep for the network confirmed.
The clips are a part of Look Different, a campaign MTV started with such organizations as the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Council of La Raza. One 15-second clip, set to air during a commercial break in the annual awards show, features a quote from author James Baldwin: “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
It’s set against the backdrop of a simple black-and-white image of a Ferguson town sign.
Another clip, also 15 seconds-long, shows seven young people with talk of racial stereotypes in the background, with a tagline of “Look. Listen. Change.” It’s scheduled to air during the pre-show.
Ferguson has been in headlines since Aug. 9, when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a law enforcement official. Since then, police and citizens of the Missouri town have been at a standoff, with residents protesting.
The VMAs have often been at the center of pop culture conversations, including subjects such as race. At last year’s show, Miley Cyrus’ controversial performance spurred cries of cultural appropriation.
MTV’s Video Music Awards airs live on Sunday from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
** Edit: Also, if you would like to donate to the Mike Brown's family for the Michael Brown Memorial Fund, please direct yourself to their GoFundMe page here. **
Frankie's complex thoughts on nature vs. nurture. Lesbian talk starts at 3:20.
apparently frankie grande thinks lesbians choose to be gay while gay men are born gay.......— ☯ megan ☮ (@oddharmony) August 24, 2014
So women choose to be lesbians but gay men are born that way...hmmm Frankie what a great roll model you are for the lgbtq community. #bb16— ✌ #ProZachNation ✌ (@Sarahs_eyebrows) August 24, 2014
I don't know that I have the energy to tweet about the fact that Frankie is saying Lesbians choose to be gay and gay men do not. #BB16— Ash (@ashes2ashes13) August 24, 2014
I hate Frankie! Saying it's a "choice" to become lesbian. Wowww.... #BB16— MyQueenIsBack (@Donhaycole) August 24, 2014
So I'm seeing some Frankie thoughts on lesbians. Did he seriously say that? Tick tock, tick tock TMZ.— Colette Lala (@ColetteLala) August 24, 2014
More than a decade before Christopher Nolan revolutionized the superhero movie genre, the collective creative powerhouse talents of Kevin Smith, Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage were primed to do the same thing. To cinema's eternal loss, however, it never came to pass — and now The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened wants to tell the world why.
A new trailer has been released to coincide with a second campaign to raise the funds necessary to complete Jon Schnepp’s crowdfunded documentary, which looks into the troubled history of the ill-fated production from the 1990s. Alongside interviews with Burton, Smith and others, including comic book writer Grant Morrison, the documentary also features rare and unseen footage shot during preproduction. The trailer is worth watching for Smith’s description of fan response to the movie alone: “Even though the Internet didn’t exist, the Internet was still mad,” he deadpans.
Schnepp updated the progress of the documentary in his appeal for more funding, writing that “the last eight months have been full of incredible highs and unforeseen lows,” including “surprise medical bills, equipment repair fees, and various other unplanned costs that weren't factored into my original campaign.”
As of writing, almost $78,000 of the necessary $85,000 has been raised, with 16 days of the campaign left to run. Proof, if nothing else, that almost everyone wants to see more of the interview with Tim Burton in which he complains about being reminded of the project by asking “Why are you bringing up such painful memories? I’ve just, in the last year, finally recovered from the shaking.”
British actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90.
He died at lunchtime on Sunday, his son told BBC News.
Lord Attenborough was one of Britain's leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director.
He appeared in films including Brighton Rock, World War Two thriller The Great Escape and later in dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park.
It looks like Beyonce will not only be performing a whopping 15 minute set at tonight’s 2014 MTV VMAs, but she’ll also be hitting on every track from her self-titled visual album!
An alleged track listing of the 32-year-old entertainer’s set has apparently leaked on Twitter. Check it out
Bey is this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, so her performance has been kept under wraps.
Pulling off the biggest box office surprise of the year, James Gunn's August tentpole Guardians of the Galaxy has become the top grossing film of the summer in North America, outsmarting the likes of Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The Marvel Studios and Disney movie is expected to finish Saturday with a domestic total of roughly $246 million, eclipsing the $243.3 million grossed by Age of Extinction. By Sunday, Guardians' North American cume will have climbed to $251 million or more (and it's poised to win the weekend ahead of new YA film adaptation If I Stay).
On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy passed up fellow Disney title Maleficent ($237 million), until then the summer's No. 2 title in North America.
Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past ranks No. 4 on the domestic summer chart with $232.6 million, while Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man are all but tied at No. 5 with $202.9 million.
Worldwide, Paramount and Michael Bay's Age of Extinction remains the summer leader by far, with a global gross of $1.05 billion.
Guardians' global total to date is $430.7 million and climbing.
Heading into summer, no one predicted that Gunn's quirky superhero tentpole would emerge the victor in North America. Opening Aug. 1, the movie amazed with a record domestic debut and continued to impress from there.
Featuring a ragtag group of unlikely galactic heroes, Guardians stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace and Bradley Cooper, who voices the role of Rocket the raccoon. Vin Diesel, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro also star.
Guardians wasn't a cheap proposition and cost $170 million to produce. Marvel and Disney have already announced plans for a July 28, 2017 sequel, with Gunn returning to direct.
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Ashley Rickards (MTV's Awkward)
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The latest episode of the sci-fi series, titled Deep Breath, aired last night on BBC One to over 7 million people, in addition to special screenings in over 400 cinemas.
In the episode, Silurian lizard-woman Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) was forced to lock lips with her human wife Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) – the first time they have done so on screen. The pair have recurred on the show since 2011 and have long been portrayed as lovers. The episode featured clockwork droids who sense life forms by their breath, with Jenny attempting to hold her breath to avoid them. When she struggled to breathe, however, Madame Vastra helped her survive by sharing her own oxygen.
Although the episode has received a generally positive reaction from fans, some have attacked the “unnecessary” kiss and they show’s “blatant gay agenda”.
One reviewer wrote: “Found those characters that liked to display their preferences to be inappropriate for a children’s program, but the BBC seem to want to become a porn channel and are slowly edging into it. I think they wish to come out of the closet, well I have no objection to that if they become a private adult channel, but not on our licence fee.”
Another wrote: “I thought it was gratuitous and not particularly welcome in a family show aimed at kids. It just seems [executive producer Steven Moffat] is on some weird, lizard-lesbian perv trip.”
Last night’s episode also touched on the unconventional nature of the relationship of the pair – who live in Victorian London – with Jenny acknowledging the need to pose as Vastra’s “maid” to keep their relationship a secret.
Doctor Who has featured several prominent LGB characters, such as John Barrowman’s omnisexual Captain Jack Harkness, since its revival in 2005.
Deep Breath marked the debut of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, taking over from Matt Smith, who regenerated during last year’s Christmas special, and made a surprise cameo in last night’s episode.
Doctor Who is set to continue next Saturday, August 30, on BBC One.