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Yas Girl of the Week: Amanda Seales


Former Best Week Ever star Amanda Seales made waves this week when a video of her giving the business about catcalling on CNN went viral. The video has gained traction largely in part to Amanda’s witty come-backs and mystified faces of disgust towards her misogynistic male counterpart on the show.

This comedian should win an award for remaining so cool and collected during the segment, especially when her male counterpart suggests she “buy a gun” if she wants to be safe against street harassers. Our hats off to Amanda for keeping it real and putting him in his place! Yas girl!

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Julianne Hough Was Afraid Her Week 5 DWTS Look Was Too Fierce

10/14/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

After playing with her looks the past few weeks on Dancing With the Stars, judge Julianne Hough went for a more natural, sporty vibe in a fitted Emilio Pucci gown and sleek bob. Read on for her thoughts on the ensemble — plus all the tips and tricks from her glam squad! (Plus: Check out her exclusive photos from behind the scenes of the show, including this one of her goofing off with sister Marabeth, and cameos from her puppies!)

Julianne Hough DWTS styleCourtesy Julianne Hough

“We’ve been having fun, creating looks each week that are completely different from the last and so we were definitely in need of a more dramatic cut,” stylist Anita Patrickson tells PEOPLE of the “clean, sleek and fresh” style she chose. “Julianne’s bright blue eyes just lit up when she tried on the dress. We are both massive Pucci fans and so of course this dress was a slam dunk! The back is also fabulous. Business in the front, party in the back!”

Echoes Hough, “I love the sporty essence of this look. The strong lines and bright cobalt blue are all really dramatic elements that we felt would translate well on the show. Its also super sexy and fun from the back! I’ve worn Pucci a number of times to award shows and the cuts are always really beautiful, this dress is no exception!”

Though the gown was an easy sell to the star, Patrickson shares that she never worries about throwing Hough for a loop with an out-there choice. “Julianne is so confident and open that she is the best person to dress. She is willing to try on anything even if it’s just for a laugh,” she says. “She is a fashion adventurer and finds the fun and creativity in the process that I think a lot of people in Hollywood sometimes forget. We put it on, it was very different from some other shapes we’d been wearing and she loved it! The color was definitely a big draw even when it was just on the hanger.”

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Julianne Hough DWTS styleCourtesy Julianne Hough

Patrickson says the key to pulling it all off was keeping the look very simple, and hairstylist Riawna Capri definitely went with the same vibe. “We have been doing a lot of texture and amazing updos, so we wanted to switch it up and go for a clean look,” she said. “At first she was a little nervous it was a little too fierce, so we took a picture to check. And with the simplicity of the dress and the sleek straight hair, on camera the makeup was the perfect amount of edge to tie the entire look together!”

Makeup artist Spencer Barnes brought the most drama to Hough’s outfit with a deep purple lid — a look he calls “sultry cobalt goddess.” He, too, had to convince Hough she could pull it off. “Tonight was a departure from previous weeks looks — the sleek hair coupled with the sultry cobalt eyes gave Julianne the cloak of a vixen,” he says. “She was at first unsure if it was too bold, but then saw the finished look and knew this was a great vibe to embody!”

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–Alex Apatoff

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Tyra Banks Is Putting Her Harvard Education to Use (On Her Own Beauty Line)

10/03/2014 at 09:05 AM ET

Followers of Tyra Banks on social media have noticed a mysterious countdown on her account, promising that “something fierce this way comes.”

Now Banks is revealing what that “something fierce” is: her very own cosmetics line, TYRA Beauty.

Tyra beautyCourtesy Tyra Beauty

“The creation of my cosmetics experience has been years in the making,” Banks tells PEOPLE. “Do you know how good it feels to finally be able to tell the world why I attended Harvard Business School?! I truly learned how to master building and leading my own cosmetics experience.”

Banks drew on her knowledge of makeup from years in the modeling world and translated it into products that allow women to highlight their own beauty.

“Without makeup, I would have never been a supermodel,” says Banks. “I don’t wake up with naturally sculpted cheekbones — I paint them on! I believe makeup is the great beauty equalizer.”

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The America’s Next Top Model host’s new line focuses on three areas: “TYover,” which is a collection of stick-based cosmetics featuring Banks’s “proprietary ‘TY-Guide Technology';” “Smize,” which is a collection of eye makeup; and “It Factory,” which is a based on cosmetics used on the runway.

“The TYRA Beauty cosmetics experience has a lot of innovative elements,” says the supermodel. “I’m obsessed with being different, unique, a leader. Our new beauty business is all about badassery. I’m approaching beauty differently: bigger, bolder, badder.”

Her line will be sold by independent contractors called “Beautytainers.”

“We are accomplishing my ultimate dream: to give people the power to be their own boss while setting their dreams free,” says Banks, who will train her Beautytainers through the online TyraU, which provides them with tips and tricks to run their own businesses. “I feel fully armed to share and teach all I learned [at Harvard] with Beautytainers across the country, and later, the world!”

Are you excited to check out Banks’s beauty line?

–Gabrielle Olya

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Jada Pinkett Smith: “We Have to Have More Trust in our Children”


Actress Jada Pinkett Smith covers the October 2014 issue of Health and opens up about collaborating with Angelina Jolie on raising awareness about human trafficking. She goes on to talk about happy family life with husband Will Smith and their kids – son Jaden, 16, and Willow, nearly 14.

On staying active with her family: “We’re a sporty crew. We like to do stand-up paddling, a lot of surfing. Jaden is probably the most active because he’s gotten into cycling, like, eight miles a day. And he now eats like a madman, which I’m very happy about.”

On her parenting style: “I think we have to have more trust in our children. People have always gotten on us about not punishing the kids, and let me just talk to you about that for a minute. We raised three kids before Willow and Jaden, and especially on my goddaughter, I put so many boundaries on her—’No, you can’t do that, you can’t do this.’ And everything I tried to control, every freakin’ thing I was trying to avoid, happened. While Willow and Jaden are still with me and have a safety net, I want to give them the opportunity to make mistakes and learn how to put boundaries on themselves. So by the time they’re out of the house, they fly.”

On enjoying date nights at home: “A lot of times, we’ll do it at the house because when we go out it can be a little hectic. So we have different places around our yard where we like to set up a little Arabian tent, pillows, wine and cheese, candlelight. Will likes really thought-out productions.”

On getting support from Angelina Jolie on raising awareness about human trafficking: “Angelina Jolie and I, we’re not friends, but when I called her about my human trafficking endeavors, she went all in. And I really appreciated that because there are not a lot of times that you can call upon people in our business and get serious help. She put me in contact with the people I needed to be in contact with, she sent me books, sent me all the information she had. I’m not saying that Angelina and I are, like, girlfriends and kicking it every day, but when you call another woman who’s in a position to lend support to you and she just jumps right in there—that’s sisterhood.”

For more from Jada, go to Health….

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