Did Elle magazine dramatically lighten its cover image of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan? That's the allegation that might be settled in court, if rumours are true that the actress might take legal action against the publication.
Rumblings started when fans of the starlet noticed skin-colour discrepancies on her cover (shown after the jump), and according to a source: "Aishwarya's first reaction was disbelief."
We've still got to wait until Thursday for its official release but in the meantime you can get into the 'Sex And The City' spirit by enjoying all of the red carpet looks from last night's world premiere in New York.
'Project Runway' alum Daniel Vosovic had a strong first solo season at New York Fashion Week two months ago, and now he's looking to expand his trade into red-carpet dressing. "I'm a little obsessed with Zoe Saldana, but that's too easy," he told The Cut. "You could throw combat boots and a paper bag [on her], and I guarantee she'd rock the shit out of it...But I did approach Gaby Sidibe's stylist, and we are going to hopefully be working in the future on something."
Vosovic says he's ready for a non-traditional fashion icon. "To me, that would be a standout and accomplishment, to take something that's not exactly a sample size and make it not just work, but make it a fashion moment," he said. "Because I think red-carpet dressing is so mundance and now having had my own collection, I'm competing with corporations, and it sucks. And it's like, 'No, I want you because I like you and respect your work to wear my clothes, not because you gave me $10,000 to do so.'"
Judging by Gabourey Sidibe's commentary on the Oscars red carpet, she felt pretty confident in her bright blue Marchesa gown. Nominated for Best Actress for her starring role in 'Precious', Sidibe accessorised with Lorraine Schwartz jewels to prepare for what could be her big moment.
Last night marked the 15th-annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Hollywood, and while films like 'The Hurt Locker', 'Avatar' and 'Inglourious Basterds' took home top honours, we were more impressed with some of the attendees' style. From Emily Blunt's Georges Chakra to Marion Cotillard's Christian Dior to Diane Kruger's Donna Karan, there were plenty winners in our book.
Following on from the splash V magazine made with its plus-size issue, the risk-taking magazine strikes again. The 'size-issue' is a celebration of the body, irrespective of shape or size, and offers dual covers featuring Gabourey Sidibe and Dakota Fanning - either actress appears on the flip out cover, depending on which you choose. The two cover girls, though different in appearance, have their profession in common. Sidibe tells V how far she has come saying: "Growing up there weren't a lot of actresses and singers who looked like me. There were no real times that I thought maybe I can do it, until Mo'Nique came along. She's a plus-sized woman who didn't care about one day being skinny...And she disproved everything that everyone has ever told me."
Fanning also gives some insight into how she has coped with growing up in the public eye as a child star saying: "I think that when you're in the public eye, you automatically become a role model, because people are reading about you and looking at pictures of stuff you've done. So I definitely think you have to make good choices. But you know no one's perfect, everyone makes mistakes, I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I'm only human." We just like the fact that both ladies seem so down-to-earth. Perhaps 2010 will be about the accessible celebrity/model/woman?