There has not been so much going on lately with Gwyneth Paltrow, but just recently, she left a comment on a photo from the Critics’ Choice red carpet and said, “Thank God I can say I have something in common with Zendaya.”
Zendaya was wearing the same shielded top from Tom Ford crop top that Gwyneth also dressed for the February 2020 Harper’s BAZAAR cover.
Zendaya paired it with a maxi skirt just about right for the carpet during the 2020 Critics’ Choice Award. Gwyneth showed her excitement by commenting on that Instagram post.
This was not the first time that Zendaya wore the same outfit in September 2019. It was a gray printed Berluti suit with a double-breasted blazer and a matching shirt and tied to the Icons party from Harper’s BAZAAR. Seven months earlier, Michael B. Jordan also wore the same suit at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party but commented on a photo comparing the two of them as who rocked the outfit harder, ‘@zendaya hands down no contest.’
On the other hand, during the interview with Harper’s BAZAAR, Gwyneth exclaimed why she took a break from acting. She mentioned, “The last movie I starred in, I was pregnant with my daughter. It was a movie called Proof, an adaptation of a play I did in London, and I was like, ‘I’ve had it. I can’t do this anymore’. I had morning sickness and I was dying, and I had these five-page monologues. So, when I had her, I knew I was going to take a big chunk of time off. And I’ve never starred in anything again.”
She went on, saying, “When I was acting, I burned myself out. When the flywheel kicked in, I was doing three to five movies a year. I got to the point where even the little things, like sitting in the van going to set, getting your makeup touch-ups, and everything—I don’t know that I can bear it.”
She is also thankful for the marriage with Brad Falchuck. They got married one year ago, and after that, they didn’t need to rush to move in together. According to her, it was the wisest decision for the couple. “Oh, all my married friends say that the way we live sounds ideal, and we shouldn’t change a thing. So, our sex life is over. I thought it was really interesting how resonant that was for people. One of my best friends was like, ‘That is my dream. Don’t ever move in.’ I think it certainly helps with preserving the mystery and also preserving the idea that this person has their own life.”, she said.
She contemplated it and said, “So this is something I’m trying to remain aware of now as we merge.”
Falchuk is an Emmy award person as well and pushed her back to Netflix’s The Politician, a return that she is also grateful for. “Well, I semi-retired a bit from acting ‘because I have a company that I do, but I’m married to the writer, and he asked me to do the show, He said he was writing it for me… He’s very charming. He’s persuasive.”
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Non-face-to-face concert injuries…Full-scale preoccupation of SM and Big Hit online platforms
K-pop big-name K-pop agencies have jumped into the preoccupation of “online platforms.”
It has already been used as an important channel for K-pop to frequently meet fans from afar as it has been in full swing. However, due to the spread of COVID 19, ‘Uncontact (non-face-to-face) communication’ has become important, and the use of online platforms is in full swing.
SM Entertainment is a leading agency. SM recently signed an MOU with Naver to push for joint global projects to strengthen its global entertainment competitiveness.
By combining SM’s expertise in discovering and producing global artists and Naver’s based technology, the company will join forces in expanding the global market for its “Fanship” platform, a global membership community.
FANSHIP is a paid-in fan club community launched by Naver last year. Stars can manage their fan clubs themselves. It is also possible to disclose exclusive content for fans, and to check what activities fans have done and how much they have used the content.
Many singers as well as actors are already using FANSHIP. Naver is showing its willingness to further expand its overseas fan market by cooperating with globally popular SM singers.
Big Hit Entertainment, which owns the global group BTS, is already actively operating its own fan community platform, Weverse. It has been receiving positive responses for its convenience in easily checking singers’ schedules and communicating in real time.
There is also a special content that will be released only through Weverse. In November last year, BTS unveiled its own travel program “Bon Voyage” season 4 through Weverse. Previously, the series had been released on Naver’s V app channel.
Another feature of Weverse is that it works offline. BTS’ concert in Seoul in October last year was packed with tickets sold out, but it was possible not to line up thanks to its preorder of MDs through commerce platform Weverse Shop. He also sent messages to BTS members, checking the waiting time of the food zone through Weverse.
Earlier, Yoon Seok-joon, co-CEO of Big Hit, said about Weverse and Weverse Shop that it was one of Big Hit’s plans to build a “one-stop service with the music industry.”
Weverse was created by BeNX, a subsidiary of Big Hit. BTS, the team’s junior group “TXT,” and Source Music’s group “G-FRIEND,” which was incorporated as a big hit label last year, are communicating with fans through the platform.
Especially noticeable is that other teams from other agencies besides Big Hit have also entered Weverse. It is a group called “Seventeen” belonging to Pledis Entertainment. This is the moment when the influence of Big Hit and Weverse is gradually expanding.
The Fast Company, a U.S. economic media outlet, recently placed Big Hit on the list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2020” after Snap, Microsoft and Tesla, drawing attention to “Weverse” and “Weverse Shop.”
As seen in BTS’ fandom “ARMY,” loyal fans can help make the team a singer who can influence the world. An independent platform that can only be shared by stars and fans is important to make them a “hot community.”
Mandy Moore Almost Walked Away from Hollywood
Amid a divorce and challenges finding work, Mandy Moore asked herself whether it was worth it to continue acting in 2015.
“I just felt like I was at a point in my life where I was the most comfortable making myself the least priority, and I made myself as small as possible to make someone else comfortable.”
After filing for divorce in 2015, she just wanted to give up acting entirely.
“I had done four failed TV pilots. So, I was kind of at the point where I was like, ‘Maybe this acting this is done for me.’ Like, ‘Maybe I need to hang it up and go back to Florida, go to school, go try my hand at something else.’”
However, the 35-year-old actress never had to make that tough decision to go back home because she landed “This Is Us” in 2016.
Fans of the singer-actress know that she has been a celebrity for twenty years, starting at the age of 15.
A couple of years later, she was able to release five albums and had gotten to marry music producer Ryan Adams.
When she got married, Moore thought it would inspire her to be more creative, but it was reportedly such a toxic environment.
Moore and Ryan Adams were married from 2009 until 2016.
In 2019, Moore spoke against her ex-husband in an exposé published by the New York Times.
“Music was a point of control for him. He would always tell me, ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument,” Moore continued, “They would write songs together and promised to record but didn’t follow through.”
Adams would even book them time in the studio, but later would just be replaced with other women.
According to the “Candy” singer, because of his controlling behaviour, it was difficult for her to make new connections in the industry, especially at a pivotal and potentially lucrative time. She was at her 20s by that time.
Mandy Moore says that her ex-husband yelling at her and making her feel inadequate and not good enough is psychologically abusive.
But her ex-husband commented on the interview saying that Moore’s “revelation” of their marriage is all lies.