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Salma Hayek admits she’s still struggling to shed weight from her role in House Of Gucci

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Salma Hayek is still working on losing the weight she put on for her role in House Of Gucci.

‘I’ve lost very little. You go, “Whoa, whoa, whoa.” You gain it so fast, but it takes so long to lose it,’ explained the Frida actress, 54, in a new interview with InStyle.

And while her main goal is to keep healthy, the Mexican-born beauty admitted she was also worried about ‘what’s expected for a woman who people consider good-looking.’

‘As you get older, you’re expected not to age,’ the actress/producer went on. 

Relatable: Salma Hayek admitted she’s been having trouble shedding the extra weight she gained for her upcoming role in House Of Gucci while talking to InStyle for their new issue

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But Salma said she was grateful for her health, given ‘how much mileage I put on my body’ and ‘how much pressure and judgment I put on it, my body has been incredibly generous.’

‘I don’t think I am some hot tamale, but I know that for my age, for the lifestyle that I lived, I’m not doing too badly,’ the star said.

Salma went on to say how she attributes her wellness to her two-plus decades of practicing meditation.

‘It makes you experience your body with a lightness that’s really delicious and satisfying,’ the Like A Boss star explained.

Unrealistic expectations: The Mexican-born beauty admitted she was also worried about ‘what’s expected for a woman who people consider good-looking,’ noting how ‘As you get older, you’re expected not to age.’ She’s seen in April in character as psychic Pina Auriemma in Rome above

Like a fine wine: ‘I don’t think I am some hot tamale, but I know that for my age, for the lifestyle that I lived, I’m not doing too badly,’ the star told InStyle. She’s seen on May 19th, 2021 above

‘With the breathing and the going inside, you explore your body in a different way, and you learn not to go crazy with the expectations.’

Hayek plays psychic Pina Auriemma in Ridley Scott’s House Of Gucci, which explores the 1995 murder of Italian fashion heir Maurizio Gucci, played by Adam Driver.

Based on a non-fiction of the same name, the movie tells the saga of how Gucci’s jilted ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, played by Lady Gaga, organized a hit on her ex-husband. 

If looks could kill: House Of Gucci follows fashion heir Maurizio Gucci’s jilted ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, played by Lady Gaga, organizing a hit on her ex, played by Adam Driver

She was eventually tried and convicted of orchestrating the assassination.

As Reggiani’s best friend, Auriemma also had a hand in organizing the murder-for-hire, also serving time in a Milan prison.

House Of Gucci – which also stars Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Reeve Carney, and Al Pacino – is planning on a November 2021 release.

Stranger than fiction: Hayek plays Pina Auriemma (above 1998,) Regginani’s close friend and personal psychic who had a hand in organizing Gucci’s murder

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Margot Robbie builds an iron gate in front of her $6.5million Los Angeles dream home amid crime wave

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They’ve refused to abandon construction of their new dream home in Venice, Los Angeles, despite the neighbourhood’s wave of crime and homelessness.

But it seems Margot Robbie and her husband Tom Ackerley aren’t taking any chances when it comes to protecting their plush new pad from unwanted visitors.

Photos taken on Tuesday show the Hollywood couple have installed a large iron gate at the front of the lot.

No trespassing! Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley have built a large iron gate in front of their dream home in Venice, LA, as the neighbourhood suffers a wave of crime and homelessness

The tall structure appears to be power-operated, meaning that only those with special permission can open the doors.

The home’s façade is covered in industrial grey concrete and has barely any windows – making the building appear more like a fortress than a family home.   

Meanwhile, high-vis-clad workers could be seen digging holes in the dirt, while other builders boarded up the skeleton of the half-built home.

A $6.5million mistake? The Hollywood couple (pictured at the Golden Globes in January 2018) spent $6.5million on the land in 2019, but are now being warned they’ve made a grave mistake

Actress Margot, 30, and film producer Tom, 31, intend to build a two-storey family dwelling with an attached garage.

The building site sits on two adjacent plots of land near Abbot Kinney Boulevard in the once-elite beachside neighbourhood of Venice.

The couple spent $6.5million on the land in 2019, but are now being warned they’ve made a grave mistake. 

Fortress Robbie: The home’s façade is covered in industrial grey concrete and has barely any windows – making the building appear more like a fortress than a family home

Work continues: On Tuesday, high-vis-clad workers could be seen digging holes in the dirt, while other builders boarded up the skeleton of the half-built home 

Venice has seen a vast increase in homelessness and crime since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped Los Angeles, with hundreds of tents now lining the beach’s famous boardwalk. 

‘It’s a completely different neighbourhood from when Margot and Tom bought it – the crime rate’s gone up 177 per cent since lockdown,’ an insider told Woman’s Day magazine. 

A former taxi driver who is now homeless also told told the publication that Margot and Tom are asking for trouble by continuing their building project. 

Crisis: Venice has seen a vast increase in homelessness and crime since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped Los Angeles, with hundreds of tents now lining the beach’s famous boardwalk

‘I know people here who will target Margot’s house for burglary because they know she’s got money,’ they warned. 

‘She’d be better off if she just abandoned it. I don’t know why anyone would want to spend millions of dollars to buy a house next to all this.’   

The couple are already trying to offload one of their LA properties, having listed their smaller home in Hancock Park for $4.5million late last month.  

‘She’d be better off if she just abandoned it’: A former taxi driver who is now homeless told Woman’s Day magazine that Margot and Tom’s newly-renovated home may be targeted by criminals  

Margot purchased the two-story residence in 2017 for $.3.5million shortly after her marriage to British filmmaker Tom. 

Margot and Tom’s neighbour in Venice, Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan, 81, meanwhile recently told fans he was ‘desperate’ to leave crime-stricken Venice and return to Australia.   

Paul, who moved to the US in 2005 after growing up in Sydney’s western suburbs,  is currently holed up inside his ‘fortress-like’ $4.5million mansion with his son Chance, 23. 

Getting out: The couple are already trying to offload one of their LA properties, having listed their smaller home in Hancock Park for $4.5million (pictured) late last month  

Desperate to leave: Margot and Tom’s neighbour in Venice, Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan, 81,  (pictured) also recently told fans he was ‘desperate’ to leave his crime-stricken Venice neighbourhood and return to Australia

Homesick: ‘I’m living in LA County, which is 10 million people and half of them have got Covid. So am I homesick? You bet your life,’ Paul told Channel Seven’s Sunrise last month  

Bunkering down: Paul, who moved to the US in 2005 after growing up in Sydney’s western suburbs, is currently holed up inside his ‘fortress-like’ $4.5million mansion with his son Chance, 23 (left) 

‘I’m living in LA County, which is 10 million people and half of them have got Covid. So am I homesick? You bet your life,’ he told Channel Seven’s Sunrise last month.   

When asked how he was coping with Los Angeles’ recent crime wave, Hogan simply said he ‘doesn’t go anywhere’.

‘[I’m] bored in lockdown, and the minute I can get on the plane without being locked in a hotel for two weeks, I’m back,’ he said.

Terrifying situation: It comes as residents of Venice say soaring crime rates and the exploding homeless population have made life in the elite beachside community unbearable

The movie star went on to explain he ‘wouldn’t survive’ Australia’s mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine.

‘My son [Chance] would have to be with me… we’d strangle each other,’ he said.

It comes as residents of Venice say soaring crime rates and the exploding homeless population have made life in the elite beachside community unbearable. 

Tent city: The world-famous beach community, 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles, has traditionally been a major tourism drawcard for the Californian city. However, now the palm trees and promenade are blighted by hundreds of tents 

Police patrol the Venice Beach Boardwalk on April 20, which has seen an explosion in homeless numbers during COVID lockdowns

Business owners say they are being forced to close their doors and longterm residents are afraid to leave their homes after dark after being subjected to violent attacks and intimidation. 

The world-famous beach community, 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles, has traditionally been a major tourism drawcard for the Californian city. 

However, now the palm trees and promenade are blighted by hundreds of tents.   

Venice Family Clinic’s Director of Homeless Services Dr. Coley King, left, treats Kenard Durr, center, at the world-famous beach. A homeless encampment at the beach has exploded during COVID lockdown (April 20)

Rubbish and waste litter the golden sands of Venice Beach. Anti-social elements have made it dangerous to go out after dark, residents say

Fights occur several times a day, while shootings and stabbings are common, say residents of Venice Beach, who are fearful of increased crime rates since the homeless encampments became permanent

Venice Neighbourhood Council member Soledad Ursua said the homeless encampments had exploded during the COVID-19 lockdowns. 

She said residents were afraid to be out after dark, and there were fights several times a day and shootings and stabbings on a weekly basis. 

‘It’s just a very dangerous time to be a Venice resident right now,’ she said.  

‘Venice’s world famous beach and boardwalk are crippled,’ a letter to city and county officials from residents says 

According to figures from the Los Angeles Police Department provided to the Venice Neighbourhood Council, the violent robberies in the neighbourhood are up 177 per cent from last year.

The same period has also seen a 162 per cent increase in cases of assault with a deadly weapon involving a homeless person.   

Meanwhile, hundreds of residents have put their signatures to a letter pleading for help from city and county officials.

‘Venice’s world famous beach and boardwalk are crippled,’ it says.

‘Local children are refusing to come to the beach because they’re frightened by what they’ve witnessed. Seniors who live on or near the boardwalk are terrified of walking in their own neighbourhoods.’    

According to figures from the Los Angeles Police Department provided to the Venice Neighbourhood Council, the violent robberies in the neighbourhood are up 177 per cent from last year

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‘You become disposable’: Love Island stars reveal the adversity they’ve faced since leaving show

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Love Island alumni Montana Brown, Paige Turley, Yewande Biala and Samira Mighty have discussed the challenges they have faced since appearing on the show  in a candid new interview.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Love Island 2017 star Montana, 25, discussed feeling ‘disposable’ in the industry after exiting the villa, while 2020 champion Paige, 23, and 2019 star Yewande, 25, detailed the negative impact on their love lives. 

Montana, said: ‘The first year after Love Island, I behaved like a bit of a brat – people give you everything for free, and do everything for you. 

Honest: Love Islander’s Montana Brown (pictured), Paige Turley, Yewande Biala and Samira Mighty have discussed the challenges they have faced since appearing on the show

‘But you can’t forget that you’re quite disposable in this industry. Future contestants need to know what they’re getting into, and also understand that fame and money don’t last forever.’

Reflecting on how she’s learnt to stay grounded, she continued: ‘In the beginning I was constantly looking in my peripherals to see what other contestants were doing. Who’s working with which brands? Who’s getting paid what? 

‘You psycho-analyse yourself, because you feel pressure to look a certain way in order to get the work. 

‘As time’s gone on, I’ve learned you can’t copy people. I had to find what I was passionate about beyond social media, and now use it as a place to keep up with my friends.’

Revealing: In an interview with Cosmopolitan , the swimwear founder, 25, discussed feeling ‘disposable’ in the industry after exiting the villa, while Yewande (pictured), 25, detailed the negative impact on her love life

Yewande, who stepped foot in the sun-soaked villa in 2019, said Love Island has made it harder for her to date. 

She said: ‘I had trust issues before I went in, but once I left, it got even harder. 

‘Normally if you want to meet someone, you go on Tinder, but if someone matches with me, I think it’s because they’ve seen me on TV. I’m so paranoid that now I just don’t put myself in that situation.’

Despite making her wary of new suitors, she confirmed she wouldn’t change a thing about her time on the reality dating programme.  

Unconventional: Meanwhile Paige, 25, confessed she had to start dating Finley Tapp ‘backwards’ after they finished the show and began living together during the pandemic

She added: ‘I had an amazing summer. The way it’s engineered is so clever because you’re so completely focused on your time there that you forget about what we called “the outside”. 

‘It means you’re really in the moment and I had my highest highs and my lowest lows in that villa.’

Meanwhile Love Island 2020 winner Paige confessed she had to start dating Finley Tapp ‘backwards’ after they finished the show and began living together during the pandemic.

She said: ‘You start the relationship very accelerated – you meet them and then you’re sharing a bed! 

‘So it’s been nice to find the basics. We did things back to front. Now we’re actually going to go on our first dates! … I keep saying to Finley that it’ll be nice when he can see me in normal clothes that aren’t joggers or pyjamas. 

‘He’s seen me in the villa in heels and dresses every night, and when we left the villa he must have been like, “Oh my god.”‘

Read the full interview in the July/August issue of Cosmopolitan which goes on sale on Thursday

Weighing up the benefits from the show, she said: ‘It’s changed my life. I live in a new city with my boyfriend, I’ve doubled my family with Finn’s, and every day is a pinch-me moment.’

Meanwhile Samira, 25, admitted she struggled to comprehend the online backlash and trolling after appearing on Love Island in 2018.

‘It was surprising,’ she said. ‘You never expect to see your name trending on Twitter. I couldn’t get my head round how people can send messages like ones I’ve had. 

‘Every little thing you do gets looked at. People think they know you very well, but sometimes it can get a bit too personal.’

According to the West End star, one of the biggest changes she experienced from the show was being recognised in the street by strangers. 

She elaborated: ‘I can’t compare being “just Samira who was in musicals” to who I am now in the public eye. 

‘Imagine going from normal life where no one recognises you to one day suddenly everyone recognises you everywhere you go. The degree of fame was a huge shock.’

But just like Yewande, she said she wouldn’t change a thing as she added: ‘I don’t have any regrets, not one.’ 

Read the full interview in July / August issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale from 10 June. 

Take it to heart: Samira, 25, admitted she struggled to comprehend the online backlash and trolling after appearing on Love Island as she said: ‘Sometimes it can get a bit too personal’

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Armie Hammer ‘checks into a treatment program’ for ‘drug, alcohol, and sex issues’

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Armie Hammer has checked into a Florida-based ‘treatment program’ for ‘drug, alcohol, and sex issues’ amid his infamous cannibalism scandal and allegations of rape that prompted an LAPD investigation in March.

Hammer allegedly reached out to his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers in ‘late May,’ telling the TV personality that he ‘was ready to seek treatment—and pledging to stay at the Florida facility, outside of Orlando, as long as it takes to get healthy,’ according to Vanity Fair.

‘Hammer checked into the facility on Monday, May 31, with the support of Chambers and his family, and has been in treatment for over a week,’ the outlet’s sources claim.

Armie Hammer has checked into a Florida-based ‘treatment program’ for ‘drug, alcohol, and sex issues’ amid his lingering cannibalism scandal and allegations of rape; Hammer pictured in 2019

Hammer, with Chambers and their two children by his side, was reportedly seen arriving to Grand Cayman airport on Saturday, May 29, which sources described as an ’emotional’ sendoff between the former pair.

Hammer has been residing in the Cayman Islands since late December in order to be in close proximity to the couple’s two children.

‘Elizabeth and kids dropp[ed] him off and walk[ed] in as far as allowed,’ an eye witness claimed on social media. ‘A lot of hugs and seemed emotional.’

Chamber and Hammer put an end to their marriage in June of last year after 10 years together, with each of them sharing a statement to Instagram confirming their split. 

A ‘close friend’ of Armie’s explained to Vanity Fair that ‘everyone looks at Armie thinking that he’s had some sort of privileged life—and that must mean there were no problems in his youth and everything was peachy keen.

‘But that’s not necessarily the way things go. Just because you come from an upbringing where financial resources are plentiful doesn’t mean life isn’t without problems.’ 

Reaching out: Hammer allegedly reached out to his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers in ‘late May,’ telling the TV personality that he ‘was ready to seek treatment—and pledging to stay at the Florida facility, outside of Orlando, as long as it takes to get healthy,’ according to Vanity Fair; Chambers and Hammer pictured in 2018

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