Mon Mar 27 18:05:17 EDT 2017
Angelina Jolie’s acting prowess and timeless red carpet looks continue to inspire new generations, but her roles as a mother and humanitarian are those she cherishes most — a passion she’s weaving into her latest venture as the face of Guerlain’s new scent, Mon Guerlain, by donating her entire salary to charity. And now, she’s opening up to Hello! about why she chose to get involved with the fragrance, and where she’s donating the money.
For a star with a résumé like Jolie’s, it’s a bit surprising that this is her first foray into the beauty world. But the actress shares that she wouldn’t just partner with any brand, and since Guerlain is a name that she’s been hearing since she was a young girl, it was a natural fit.
“It was a brand my mother loved, and that I knew from my childhood,” she shares. “It spoke to her, as it does to me, of beauty, history and quality. It’s the oldest perfume house in the world, from France, a country I love and feel to connected to and spend time in. As I talked to Guerlain about the artistry they devote to the making of the perfume and the way they work in communities, sourcing their ingredients, the pieces came together and I felt we were a match.”
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Of course, she did her research in order to make sure Guerlain’s standards met hers, ensuring that they use sustainable ingredients and are just as committed to the environment as she is. “I needed to be sure it was a scent I loved, or I would not encourage other women to buy it.”
And her other focus? Putting her income from the campaign into the right place: one of her own charities, which she started with children in mind.
“Its work is inspired by our children, and their connections to particular countries,” she explains. “We visit the projects together, and the foundation is growing with them. It is dedicated to education, health and the environment. It began 13 years with a TB program in Cambodia, which grew into a program in Ethiopia treating and rehabilitating children and teens with TB. In Namibia our major focus is on conservation and education, funding a wildlife sanctuary, animal rescue program, and healthcare and education for local communities.”
As for her own children, Jolie says that “the sound of Zahara’s laugh” is what makes her happy day-to-day, adding, “She is one of those people who laughs with her whole body. Completely open and full of joy.”
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Talking about the rest of her beauty routine, Jolie, 41, shares that it’s low maintenance — she simply relies on a bit of concealer to hide her dark circles — and aging isn’t something she’s worried about.
“Maybe because my last decade has included many health scares and a focus on raising children, I am simply happy to be healthy, and above all that the children are healthy. There is nothing else to fear. It makes life clear.”
So were does she see herself as years go on? “I imagine I will spend my days traveling from country to country to visit our children, who I expect will live around the world,” she says of the life she pictures 10 years down the road. “I think some will be interested in the international work I do, and I would love to partner with them as I continue. I imagine I will be less involved in film and be focused more on family and foreign affairs.”
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Mon Mar 27 18:00:11 EDT 2017
In early January, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd (né Abel Tesfaye) were first spotted having dinner in L.A., where they were pictured smooching throughout the evening. Since then, the couple has taken their love worldwide, traveling to Italy together and making their romance known on social media.
Most recently, Gomez joined The Weeknd in Colombia and Brazil, where her new beau is currently touring.
Here’s everything you need to know about their relationship so far.
Gomez is “really happy.”
The pair’s budding relationship is showing no signs of slowing down, according to an insider who shared a look at the duo’s dynamic. “They’re doing great together,” a Gomez source told PEOPLE. “Abel treats Selena really well and he makes her very happy.”
They make the most out of every trip together.
Before hitting up South America together, Gomez and The Weeknd took a trip to the “Earned It” singer’s hometown of Toronto, Canada. The couple were affectionate — kissing and holding hands — and spent their time in the city shopping and attending a private screening of Get Out.
Gomez is super supportive of his career.
The Revival singer, 24, has attended several of his European concerts. On Feb. 26, the actress called The Weeknd, 27, her “baby” in a Snapchat video taken at his Zurich concert.
The week prior, at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, Gomez was spotted in the sound booth rocking out to her boyfriend’s concert.
She even posted a photo of her feet kicked up at the VIP area on her Instagram story.
Their dates are super high-brow.
In January couple were spotted walking hand-in-hand inside the Galleria dell’Accademia museum in Florence, Italy, stopping to view collections of Renaissance paintings, in addition to Michelangelo’s David sculpture.
That same day, Gomez and The Weeknd were seen enjoying a romantic lunch at a local restaurant.
Though they’ve gone on a few silly dates, too.
One of their first public dates was at Dave and Buster’s, just two days before they traveled to Italy. They arrived at 11 p.m., meeting up with Jaden Smith and French Montana, and they stayed until 3 a.m.
“They looked very happy. They had a blast with their friends,” a source tells PEOPLE about the pair, who were spotted holding hands.
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They’ve officially taken their romance public.
After the duo were spotted walking hand-in-hand inside the Galleria dell’Accademia museum in Florence during their Italian getaway, Gomez shared a video of The Weeknd on her Instagram page early Monday morning.
The black-and-white video, which has since been deleted from the her account, shows him relaxing in a river boat as Gomez makes plans with a woman off-camera. Gomez simply captioned the video with a heart-eyes emoji.
Gomez wasn’t the only one showing some social media PDA. On Sunday, the “Starboy” singer shared a video of Gomez looking at a piece of art on his Instagram story. (He did not delete.)
The new romance has rubbed some people the wrong way.
Shortly after news of the budding relationship broke, sources told PEOPLE that The Weeknd’s ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid was upset by how quickly her former flame found a new romantic interest.
“Bella and Abel’s split wasn’t dramatic, but of course she’s hurt and pissed that he’s moved on so quickly with Selena,” says an insider, who adds that it was Hadid, 20, who ultimately pulled the plug on the duo’s romance.
Gomez’s ex Justin Bieber also seemed unhappy about the new Hollywood couple. He recently had some harsh words about The Weeknd’s music.
Asked by a TMZ cameraman if he’d listen to The Weeknd outside of Delilah in Los Angeles on Jan. 20, Bieber replied, “Hell no I can’t listen to a Weeknd song.”
Bieber added, “That s— is whack.”
Mon Mar 27 17:52:20 EDT 2017
This article originally appeared on Food & Wine.
Ree Drummond, the Food Network’s Pioneer Woman, knows a thing or two about writing. After all, it was due to her enormous success in the blogging world that she landed her own television show on Food Network, a kitchenware collection at Walmart, and her very own magazine. Not to mention her general-store-slash-restaurant, four cookbooks, and a series of children’s books about the life of her dog.
Now, Drummond’s getting back to her writer roots with a new children’s book series. This one, which features a very familiar-looking redhead, is all about the transition from life in the city to life in the country, and it’s aptly titled Little Ree.
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The Ree we meet in the book goes on her fair share of farm adventures, getting to know her new surroundings, meeting farm animals, and even learning to dress the part.
“Little Ree trades in her city days for a country way of life when she moves with her family to her grandparents’ ranch,” the book’s description reads. “She’s excited to ride horses, swim in the pond, and help Grandma cook for everyone. But on her first day, she finds that living on a ranch can be tough…Luckily, the end of the day brings a big family barbecue…and the happy discovery that being a country girl isn’t about the right pair of boots, it’s all about the right attitude.”
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Plus, there’s a “special pancake recipe” at the end of the book — which means even parents have something to look forward to here.
Drummond will be making stops in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee this week, with more states to be added to her tour next month. But we’re not sure if she even needs to travel so much. The book’s already a bestseller on Amazon, and it hasn’t even been released yet. Grab your own copy here!