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Tracy Anderson Sets the Record Straight on Jennifer Lopez’s Abs

Jennifer Lopez owes her rock-hard abs to hard work, not shameless photo editing.
The 47-year-old multihyphenate entertainer blasted critics Thursday who claimed she sloppily used photo-altering software to flatten her bare midriff in a photo posted to her personal Instagram account.
“Omg…Just a smudge on the mirror…lol…not photoshop,” she wrote in response to the barrage of negative feedback toward the image, which depicts the mother of two exposing her toned tummy beneath a white Guess sweatshirt.
Fitness guru Tracy Anderson, who has been training the “Shades of Blue” star for years, attributes the singer’s impressive physique to a dedicated commitment to her own fitness.
“She gives so much and she’s not one of these performers who think they’re just entitled to a good body and is jumping for all kinds of quick fixes,” explained Anderson. “Not only do her abs look every bit as good as in that picture, they look even better in person.”

Anderson, who opened a flagship studio in Midtown Manhattan earlier this year, ensures she has one of her trainers with Lopez whether she’s on stage in Las Vegas or on set in Los Angeles. “She’s always working out and taking care of her body, but if she feels like she

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‘I ♥︎ John Giorno’: An Homage of Two Decades

Artists Ugo Rondinone and John Giorno have been lovers and collaborators for the past 20 years in New York. “I ♥︎ John Giorno,” Rondinone’s latest exhibition, pays homage to that timeline, reflecting on Giorno’s decades-long career as a muse, activist, poet and artist. The show opened on Thursday in select venues across the city and is the largest collaborative effort by the two artists.
“I wanted to create a citywide artwork, and I thought the best place to do that is in the city’s historic alternative art spaces,” Rondinone explained. Hunter College, Sky Art and the New Museum are among the institutions participating. “It was also important that there was no need to pay admission to see each chapter,” Rondinone continued, explaining their choice to use “alternative art spaces” as opposed to the more conventional galleries and museums around town.
“I ♥︎ John Giorno” first ran in 2015 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Afterward in New York, the concept “took on its own life,” Giorno recalled, as more collaborators across the city stepped up to host parts of the exhibit and pay homage themselves to two of New York’s treasured artists. The graphic quality in the title of the exhibit, a heart

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Ruth Negga, on the Road Again

Season 2 of AMC’s absurdist series “Preacher” opens with a classic summer trope: a road trip. And Ruth Negga is in the front seat.
The Ethiopian-Irish actress — who experienced a breakout year since the show premiered last spring, best actress Oscar nomination and all — has returned to her tough-girl Tulip O’Hare role, one of the show’s leads.
“She’s hoping to be back on the road now — the dusty highway full of adventure, up to no good,” Negga explains of her character’s entry into the new season, which premieres June 25. “I think that there is something inside her that realizes that it might not work out as planned.” The show, which is based on the DC comic book series, is centered on small town Texas preacher Jesse Custer, and his quest to find God with Tulip, his longtime friend and love interest, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy. Naturally, it’s no easy task.
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The actress does have an easy rapport with her two main costars, Dominic Cooper and Joe Gilgun. “We like each other. That helps,” she says of the trio’s dynamic. “We’re very supportive of one another. We are the main

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Jake Gyllenhaal Is the Latest A-list Celebrity to Move Into This TriBeCa Building

443 Greenwich Street, a luxury residential building in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood, has officially claimed its crown as the city’s most celebrity-filled apartment block after it was revealed that Jake Gyllenhaal joined its ranks.
The 36-year-old actor, who starred in Tom Ford’s second feature film “Nocturnal Animals” last year, bought a three-bedroom, 2,868-square-foot apartment for $8.63 million through a private trust, Woodrow Trust.
According to The Real Deal, which first reported the sale, this was the same trust that the “Brokeback Mountain” actor used to purchase his Hollywood Hills home in 2005.
This comes after it emerged just last week that actress, director and serial home renovator Meg Ryan dropped over $9 million on a condo at the building.
Their neighbors at 443 Greenwich Street, which has been dubbed paparazzi-proof thanks to its underground motor court, reportedly include Harry Styles, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, as well as Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
“Austin Powers” star Mike Myers, meanwhile, flipped his four-bedroom pad at the building without ever living there after it became too small for him when he had another child.
The building’s amenities include a 71-foot indoor swimming pool, children’s playroom, a 5,000-square-foot roof terrace, a fitness center, a hamam and a temperature-controlled wine

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Michael Kors Highlights 36-Year Fashion Career at Met

Michael Kors and Alina Cho were interrupted by animal rights activists early on in their discussion Wednesday night at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but neither was about to let the protesters ruin the night.
One minute the designer was talking about giving his likeness “a cute backside” in a resort print and moments later he was encircled by demonstrators chanting about his use of fur. But Cho and Kors kept their cool. Once order was restored, after a short break, they returned to the stage to discuss his career. After the fact, Kors said of his intrepidness, “Listen, I had the ceiling fall during a runway show and hit Suzy Menkes on the head, and the show went on.”
Kors’ priority is his shoppers. “I always say that I make the frame so that the women who wear the clothes are the picture,” he explained. Here, are a few of the highlights.
The company’s recent decision to close 100 stores
“We all have to remember that nothing is ever going to compete with the rush, the rustle of the tissue paper, the shopping bag — you can’t give that up. We just did a trunk show in Chicago. You’re showing clothes to women

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Summer Solstice-ing the Diane von Furstenberg Way

It was the longest day of the year and Diane von Furstenberg wasn’t going to miss a second. Carrying a small, black digital camera in one hand, she was equipped to document every bit of the 2017 Summer Solstice, which she chose to celebrate by inviting about 220 of her friends and family to Liberty Island for a sunset picnic.
After a brief ferry ride, guests immediately dispersed. DVF’s husband Barry Diller was among the first dozen or so who took advantage of the after-hours access to Lady Liberty’s crown, a feat that involved climbing several hundred stairs. On the way in to the statue, he tried to sneak a drink through the security x-ray machine. After being found out, he joked with the guard, “Just drink it.”
Von Furstenberg serves on the board of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and has been leading fund-raising efforts to raise $100 million to build the new Statue of Liberty Museum and enhance the rest of the island. The picnic was less of a fund-raising effort (there was no auction) and more of an opportunity for von Furstenberg to show her friends and family why the cause is important to her (and should perhaps

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Meet Angel and Dren, the Twin DJs Serving Beats to the Fashion Crowd

“DJing is reading a room and knowing how to juggle people and what they want and what you want,” says Angel Coleman, one half of twin DJ duo Angel and Dren. Intuition is key — or perhaps in their case, it’s twin telepathy.
Born in the Bronx to Jamaican immigrants, Angel and Dren, 26, grew up surrounded by music. “You couldn’t block it out if you tried,” says Angel. Dren says her sister spontaneously proposed DJing after spending some time “messing around” with a friend’s equipment.
“She was like, ‘I know we’ve never done music professionally, but I played around for an hour and I loved this and we have to pursue this,” she says. “The next week we got equipment.”

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What was once a hobby turned into a livelihood and this year, the sisters found themselves spinning at major music festivals like Governors Ball and Coachella, where they played at Jeremy Scott’s Candy Crush-themed bash. Music has been their “in” to the fashion world. Whether they’re holding court at Saks Fifth Avenue or twinning at the Polo Classic, the ladies are setting themselves up to be fashion’s next favorite sister duo. A partnership with Nike also helps, of course.
“We started working with

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Goop Launches First Pop-up Store in the Hamptons

Goop is heading to the Hamptons.
Gwyneth Paltrow will open the brand’s first Hamptons pop-up, Goop Mrkt, on July 1. The boutique will take over a 100-year-old cottage in Amagansett that has been designed by former Soho House interior designer Vicky Charles, who runs her own business Charles & Co., with landscape work by Miranda Brooks.
“There is a farm-to-table feel to it, like a general store, which is really fitting in the old building,” says Charles, who took on the project as one of her first endeavors since leaving Soho House after 20 years. “But Goop has a modern take on the general store vibe, so it’s everything you need in the Hamptons, but stored for a six-week period.”
The resulting interior design is a blend of Charles’ English roots, which she says Paltrow loved after seeing her work at the Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, and the American spirit of the Hamptons. In short, it’s a “farm country look, but I brought it to the beach.”

A bag from Goop Mrkt.

“I involved a really big, old counter — an antiqued general store counter with a big zinc top,” she says of the interior’s highlight. “We created all this kitchen shelving in

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Becca Cason Thrash — and Duran Duran — Return to Louvre for Charity Gala

PARIS — When Becca Cason Thrash was organizing her Liaisons au Louvre fund-raising gala, she couldn’t have predicted it would take place on the hottest day of the year.
As thermometers in Paris shot up to 35 degrees Centigrade, the quick-thinking Texan socialite decided the day before Tuesday’s event to move the dinner, initially planned under the glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei, into the basement housing the museum’s medieval moat.
“I just thought, do I have them be miserable, but give them the ‘wow’ factor of the pyramid? Or do I give them comfort? And I opted for comfort,” said Cason Thrash, dressed in vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano, and diamond jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier.

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Her decision was heartily applauded by the guests at what has been dubbed the ultimate billionaire’s ball — among them Olga Kurylenko, Christian Louboutin, Bruno Frisoni, Hervé Van der Straeten and the members of Duran Duran, whose performance capped off the gala.
Not that the female attendees let the weather get in the way of the “glamorous gowns and fabulous jewels” dress code.
Anastasia Soare came in a black chiffon Valentino gown. “I’m a fashion victim, so it doesn’t

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Molly Sims, Chelsea Handler, Jessica Alba Toast Kelly LeVeque Book Launch

“Molly has a great story,” Chelsea Handler said while perched at the end of a bed as she coaxed Molly Sims from the room’s entry hall.
The two were sitting in a bedroom Tuesday afternoon alongside Jessica Alba and Kelly LeVeque, the celebrity nutritionist whose book “Body Love” they were celebrating, as the rest of the luncheon guests mingled just outside.
“I have a great story,” Sims said taking a seat alongside Alba before talking about her recent successes with weight loss.
The four were part of an intimate group, totaling about 15 in all, assembled at the Parachute Hotel, a luxury penthouse in Venice Beach, to nosh on organic chicken, pan-seared branzino, sugar snap peas and cumin- and coriander-dusted squash among other tasty offerings in celebration of LeVeque’s book due out June 27. The nutritionist has amassed a following of Hollywood devotees with her focus on what she said is a food philosophy rooted around the idea of rooting out the drama in food and weight loss with a focus on protein, fiber, healthy fats and greens.
“Word travels fast in L.A.,” LeVeque said of how she’s been able to grow her Hollywood clientele which includes Alba, Handler, Sims, Emmy Rossum and Kate

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