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Jessie James Decker and Haylie Duff are business chic at Create & Cultivate 100

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A host of successful and inspirational women, including Olivia Culpo, Dove Cameron and Shay Mitchell, have made the Create & Cultivate 100 list for 2020.  

And Thursday saw the nominees from 10 different categories all come together to celebrate their feat with a star-studded soiree in downtown Los Angeles. 

Nominee Jessie James Decker stole the carpet in her bold two-piece that drew attention to her toned tummy at the Chevrolet-sponsored event where Phantogram played DJ to the hundreds of attendees.  

Gorgeous: Jessie James Decker stole the show in a bold two-piece look on Thursday night at the Create & Cultivate 100 List in Los Angeles

Gorgeous: Jessie James Decker stole the show in a bold two-piece look on Thursday night at the Create & Cultivate 100 List in Los Angeles

Gorgeous: Jessie James Decker stole the show in a bold two-piece look on Thursday night at the Create & Cultivate 100 List in Los Angeles

Jessie stunned in a aqua colored crop top with matching pants, that ensured her toned stomach was on show. 

She teamed the look with an off-white blazer and styled her blonde hair out. 

The nominee in the ‘Music’ category sported a dewy complexion with blushed cheeks and a nude lip.  

Looking great! Jessie stunned in a aqua colored crop top with matching pants, that ensured her toned stomach was on show

Looking great! Jessie stunned in a aqua colored crop top with matching pants, that ensured her toned stomach was on show

Looking great! Jessie stunned in a aqua colored crop top with matching pants, that ensured her toned stomach was on show

Business chic: Haylie Duff, who's nominated in the 'Food' category, sported a black satin camisole underneath a animal printed blazer

Business chic: Haylie Duff, who's nominated in the 'Food' category, sported a black satin camisole underneath a animal printed blazer

Business chic: Haylie Duff, who’s nominated in the ‘Food’ category, sported a black satin camisole underneath a animal printed blazer

Joining Jessie on the bold black carpet was television host and Little Moon Society founder, Haylie Duff. 

Haylie, who’s nominated in the ‘Food’ category, sported a black satin camisole underneath a animal printed blazer. 

She accessorised with a peach colored bag, bold earrings and a necklace for the event.  

Haylie styled her blonde hair out into natural waves and kept her glam simple and radiant. 

Gorgeous: Haylie styled her blonde hair out into natural waves and kept her glam simple and radiant

Gorgeous: Haylie styled her blonde hair out into natural waves and kept her glam simple and radiant

Gorgeous: Haylie styled her blonde hair out into natural waves and kept her glam simple and radiant

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Kid-free! Tia Mowry looked to be having the perfect mom's night out when she graced the carpet

Kid-free! Tia Mowry looked to be having the perfect mom's night out when she graced the carpet

Kid-free! Tia Mowry looked to be having the perfect mom’s night out when she graced the carpet

Tia Mowry looked to be having the perfect mom’s night out when she graced the carpet.

The beauty rocked an animal striped styled dress that was cinched in at the waist before flaring out into pleats.  

Tia, a nominee of the ‘Entertainment’ category, completed her look with strappy heels and a cross-body bag.

At one point the twin of Tamera Mowry posed up a storm with Minnie Mouse. 

Actress June Diane Raphael was business ready on Thursday night. 

Tia and Minnie! At one point the twin of Tamera Mowry posed up a storm with Minnie Mouse

Tia and Minnie! At one point the twin of Tamera Mowry posed up a storm with Minnie Mouse

Tia and Minnie! At one point the twin of Tamera Mowry posed up a storm with Minnie Mouse

She means business! Nominated in the 'Find New Roads' category, June Diane Raphael sported a chic and stylish power suit with no top underneath her blazer

She means business! Nominated in the 'Find New Roads' category, June Diane Raphael sported a chic and stylish power suit with no top underneath her blazer

She means business! Nominated in the ‘Find New Roads’ category, June Diane Raphael sported a chic and stylish power suit with no top underneath her blazer

Matching! Podcast hosts, Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad, sported complimentary outfit ensembles for the event on Thursday

Matching! Podcast hosts, Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad, sported complimentary outfit ensembles for the event on Thursday

Matching! Podcast hosts, Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad, sported complimentary outfit ensembles for the event on Thursday

Nominated in the ‘Find New Roads’ category, she sported a chic and stylish power suit with no top underneath her blazer. 

The Grace & Frankie star completed her bold look with black pumps and styled her hair back off of her face. 

Podcast hosts, Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad, sported complimentary outfit ensembles for the event on Thursday.  

Tanya flaunted her lean physique in a back crop top and nude colored trousers. 

Stylish: Becca opted for a sheer white shirt underneath a black strapless jumpsuit

Stylish: Becca opted for a sheer white shirt underneath a black strapless jumpsuit

Stylish: Becca opted for a sheer white shirt underneath a black strapless jumpsuit

Not here to play! Ladygang stars, Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek, made a bold appearance at the red carpet event

Not here to play! Ladygang stars, Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek, made a bold appearance at the red carpet event

Not here to play! Ladygang stars, Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek, made a bold appearance at the red carpet event

As for Becca, she opted for a sheer white shirt underneath a black strapless jumpsuit. 

The duo join Olivia Culpo, Kittan Akinniranye, Mamri Hart & Grace Helbig, Rocky Barnes, Chriselle Lim, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, The Lady Gang, Jacey Duprie and Noor Tagouri in the ‘Content Creator’ category.    

Ladygang stars, Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek, made a bold appearance at the red carpet event. 

Entertainment Tonight host, Keltie, stunned in a white blazer dress with her toned and lean legs on show. 

Actress, Becca Tobin, opted for a tan colored jumpsuit while Jac rocked a white cropped top and flared out trousers.       

Nominees: Chriselle Lim and Jacey Duprie were also nominated in the Content Creator category

Nominees: Chriselle Lim and Jacey Duprie were also nominated in the Content Creator category

Nominees: Chriselle Lim and Jacey Duprie were also nominated in the Content Creator category

Nominees: Chriselle Lim and Jacey Duprie were also nominated in the Content Creator category

Nominees: Chriselle Lim (L) and Jacey Duprie (R) were also nominated in the Content Creator category 

 

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Nicola McLean discusses friend Caroline Flack’s tragic death

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Nicola McLean appeared on the Jeremy Vine show on Friday to discuss her friend Caroline Flack‘s tragic death. 

The reality star said that she had regularly checked in on Caroline, but that the trial had been weighing heavily on her mind. 

Nicola, 38, said: ‘Everyone who was her friend was definitely worried about her. I was worried about her. I did what we all did and reached out to her. 

'All her friends were worried': Nicola McLean discussed Caroline Flack's tragic death on the Jeremy Vine show on Friday and claimed 'she was terrified of her upcoming trial'

'All her friends were worried': Nicola McLean discussed Caroline Flack's tragic death on the Jeremy Vine show on Friday and claimed 'she was terrified of her upcoming trial'

‘All her friends were worried’: Nicola McLean discussed Caroline Flack’s tragic death on the Jeremy Vine show on Friday and claimed ‘she was terrified of her upcoming trial’

Sad: Nicola believes that Caroline, 40, should have held onto her job as Love Island host until she was found guilty, although she doesn't believe that would have been the outcome

Sad: Nicola believes that Caroline, 40, should have held onto her job as Love Island host until she was found guilty, although she doesn't believe that would have been the outcome

Sad: Nicola believes that Caroline, 40, should have held onto her job as Love Island host until she was found guilty, although she doesn’t believe that would have been the outcome

‘We were always in conversation anyway and we checked if she was alright and obviously she wasn’t.

‘She was terrified of the trial and who wouldn’t have been? It was so wrong. Caroline went far too quickly. We don’t want anyone else to [suffer] the same.’

Nicola believes that Caroline, 40,  should have held onto her job as Love Island host until she was found guilty, although she doesn’t believe that would have been the outcome. 

Nicola, 38, said: 'Everyone who was her friend was definitely worried about her. I was worried about her. I did what we all did and reached out to her'

Nicola, 38, said: 'Everyone who was her friend was definitely worried about her. I was worried about her. I did what we all did and reached out to her'

Nicola, 38, said: ‘Everyone who was her friend was definitely worried about her. I was worried about her. I did what we all did and reached out to her’

She added: 'We were always in conversation anyway and we checked if she was alright and obviously she wasn't'

She added: 'We were always in conversation anyway and we checked if she was alright and obviously she wasn't'

She added: ‘We were always in conversation anyway and we checked if she was alright and obviously she wasn’t’

Why did the CPS pursue the assault charges when the alleged victim – her boyfriend – wanted them dropped? 

The Crown Prosecution Service is under obligation to investigate all domestic violence incidents if they believe they are in the public interest.

For years there has been growing concern that too few domestic violence cases end in prosecution.

Many involve women who have been attacked by their husbands who later withdraw their original accusations under duress or because they are simply living in fear.

To try and address this, the CPS introduced reforms in 2014 aimed at greatly increasing prosecution rates.

They issued guidance to police urging them to gather multiple sources of evidence rather than just relying on the victim’s statement – which may be unreliable or change.

One of the most important sources of evidence in domestic abuse cases is likely to be the original 999 call made by the victim shortly after the attack.

Other evidence could include witness statements from neighbours, medical examinations or images from the scene captured on police bodycams or CCTV. 

Miss Flack was understood to be horrified by the prospect of a ‘show trial’ over the alleged assault on her boyfriend Lewis Burton and was worried she could not cope with the fallout. 

She said: ‘She should have been in South Africa presenting Love Island… and we would have had a different outcome.’ 

Caroline tragically took her own life on Saturday, the day after she had been told that the CPS was pursuing the court case against her after she was arrested at her home following a row with boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27, in December. 

The TV star had pleaded not guilty to assault by beating at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in North London on December 23 and was due to go on trial at March 4. 

Her management company have criticised the CPS for pressing ahead with what it called her ‘show trial’ even after Lewis said he did not support it. 

Caroline’s good friend, Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw also used The Pina Colada song to pay tribute to Caroline following her shock death. 

He said on his show on Monday: ‘I just wanted to start the show by saying something about our friend, Caroline.

‘I just feel really weird today, I feel really sad. I’m obviously very shocked about what happened this weekend.

‘It’s such a tragedy and really brutal news to receive. I’m sure you know she was one of my favourite people to have on the show, one of my favourite people full stop.

‘I just thought she was brilliant, I thought she was so wicked. I know a lot of you listening were also big fans of Caroline.

“It’s just been very tough for me and her friends, who knew her personally, and I’m sure it was for anyone who just enjoyed watching Caroline or seeing her on the telly or hearing her here on Radio 1.’ 

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 

CAROLINE FLACK: A CALL FOR HELP?

 

Caroline Flack spoke often about her struggles, both in interviews and on social media. 

Caroline said, following her Strictly success: ‘Fame doesn’t make you happy’

STRICTLY CURSE? 

The Strictly Come Dancing 2014 winner has said that she felt depressed following her victory on the BBC show.

After she won the series along with professional partner Pasha Kovalev, she admitted that she felt like she was ‘being held together by a piece of string which could snap at any time’.

In an unearthed interview cited by the Daily Star following her death, Caroline claimed that, ‘It all started the day after I won Strictly. I woke up and felt like somebody had covered my body in clingfilm. I couldn’t get up and just couldn’t pick myself up at all that next year.’

She went on: ‘People see the celebrity lifestyle and assume everything is perfect, but we’re just like everyone else. Everyone is battling something emotional behind closed doors – that’s life.

Ignored? 'When I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining,' Caroline admitted in October 2019

Ignored? 'When I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining,' Caroline admitted in October 2019

Ignored? ‘When I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining,’ Caroline admitted in October 2019

‘Fame doesn’t make you happy.’

‘BEING A BURDEN IS MY BIGGEST FEAR’

In an Instagram post she uploaded on 14  October 2019 – to mark World Mental Health Day – Caroline captioned a photo of herself: ‘Some days it’s hard to write your feelings of your not in the right place.

‘The last few weeks I’ve been in a really weird place… I find it hard to talk about it… I guess it’s anxiety and pressure of life… and when I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining.

‘I feel like this is why some people keep their emotions to themselves. I certainly hate talking about my feelings. And being a burden is my biggest fear…

‘I’m lucky to be able to pick myself up when things feel s**t. But what happens if someone can’t. Be nice to people. You never know what’s going on. Ever.’ [sic] 

SOCIAL SILENCE

Signs of suicide? She liked tweets about calling The Samaritans over Christmas

Signs of suicide? She liked tweets about calling The Samaritans over Christmas

Signs of suicide? She liked tweets about calling The Samaritans over Christmas 

Caroline was told to stay off social media following her assault charge in December 2019.

However, she notably liked a string of tweets in the days afterwards, before Christmas, encouraging those feeling lonely over the holidays to seek help.

The tweets – posted by the likes of actress Sheridan Smith, journalist Stacey Dooley and comedian Luke Kempner – included the telephone number for The Samaritans’ suicide hotline.

She also posted to Instagram around the same time: ‘This kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own… I’m a human being at the end of the day and I’m not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with…

‘I’m taking some time out to get feeling better and learn some lessons from situations I’ve got myself into to. I have nothing but love to give and best wishes for everyone.’

SELF-HELP?

It was reported that Caroline had decided to write a book, during her recent time off.

‘Caroline has found the process incredibly cathartic,’ one of her friends told the Mail. ‘She wants it to be more than just a story about her. She wants to talk about the problems she’s encountered and how she’s overcome them.

‘She hopes to be able to help others who may be going through similar difficulties. Part self-help, part memoir is the style that Caroline is looking for.’

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Love Island: ‘I’ve learnt about your foot fetish!’ Finn’s dad reveals shock over his son

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When Finn entered the Love Island villa last month, he stunned fans when he revealed he has a foot fetish. 

And is seems it wasn’t just viewers who were left shocked by the hunk’s bedroom tendencies as his dad reveals on Friday night’s show that his jaw was dropped by news that his son had a preference for lady’s feet. 

Finn, who is paired with Paige, is left blushing when his dad says: ‘I’ve learnt so much about you in five weeks – more than I have in 20 years. Certainly the old foot fetish was a big one’, before also discussing his night of passion with the Scot.

Oops! On Friday, Finn’s dad reveals shock over his son’s steamy foot fetish… and leaves the hunk red-faced as they discuss his Paige romp

Finn and Paige are hot contenders to win the show due to their lengthy romance, which saw them reported to be one of the first couples to romp. 

Earlier this month, the boys of the villa had a coded chat about how intimate they had got in the villa – nicknamed the Breakfast Club. 

Leaving Finn mortified, his dad said: ‘We’ve seen the old breakfast club chat…’, to which he responded: ‘Don’t talk about that!’

His mum meanwhile gushed of her boy: ‘You’ve done brilliantly. Everyone’s missing you. Very, very, very proud.’ 

Uh oh! And is seems it wasn't just viewers who were left shocked by the hunk's bedroom tendencies as his dad reveals on Friday night's show that his jaw was dropped by news that his son had a preference for lady's feet

Uh oh! And is seems it wasn't just viewers who were left shocked by the hunk's bedroom tendencies as his dad reveals on Friday night's show that his jaw was dropped by news that his son had a preference for lady's feet

Uh oh! And is seems it wasn’t just viewers who were left shocked by the hunk’s bedroom tendencies as his dad reveals on Friday night’s show that his jaw was dropped by news that his son had a preference for lady’s feet

Last month, while taking part in a beer pong challenge with the villa Finn was made to reveal a secret – to which he responded: ‘One of my sexual turn ons, are feet.’

Elsewhere in the family episode, Eve Gale returns to the villa on Friday’s Love Island as she is emotionally reunited with her twin sister Jess during the special visit.

In the emotional scenes, Jess has a sweet reunion with her parents as they chat on the decking by the swimming pool.

They're reunited! Elsewhere in the family episode, Eve Gale returns to the villa on Friday's Love Island as she is emotionally reunited with her twin sister Jess during the special visit

They're reunited! Elsewhere in the family episode, Eve Gale returns to the villa on Friday's Love Island as she is emotionally reunited with her twin sister Jess during the special visit

They’re reunited! Elsewhere in the family episode, Eve Gale returns to the villa on Friday’s Love Island as she is emotionally reunited with her twin sister Jess during the special visit

Yet the student is soon left shocked as her twin sister Eve makes a surprise appearance in the South African villa.

The twins are left in tears as they have an emotional reunion after being separated for weeks following Eve’s exit on week one.

Speaking after their reunion, Jess admits: ‘When Eve came through – I couldn’t believe it! It’s the best feeling!

Sweet: In the emotional scenes, Jess has a sweet reunion with her parents as they chat on the decking by the swimming pool

Sweet: In the emotional scenes, Jess has a sweet reunion with her parents as they chat on the decking by the swimming pool

Sweet: In the emotional scenes, Jess has a sweet reunion with her parents as they chat on the decking by the swimming pool

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Gigi Hadid, 24, and mother Yolanda, 56, at Milan Fashion Week

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She’s just been cheering on her daughters Gigi and Bella at the Fashion Weeks.

And Yolanda Hadid was again throwing her support her girls as she stepped out with the former in Milan on Friday afternoon. 

The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star, 56, looked sensational in an all-white ensemble while her daughter donned a tight ensemble. 

Here come the girls! Yolanda Hadid was again throwing her support her girls as she stepped out with the former in Milan on Friday afternoon

Here come the girls! Yolanda Hadid was again throwing her support her girls as she stepped out with the former in Milan on Friday afternoon

Here come the girls! Yolanda Hadid was again throwing her support her girls as she stepped out with the former in Milan on Friday afternoon

Gigi was in work mode as she stepped out in the fashionable ensemble which helped showcase her perky bust and endless legs. 

Yolanda looked stunning in her light coloured look, with white trousers showcasing her lithe legs while sporting an over-sized jumper.  

Fashionista Yolanda rose to fame as an international model in 80s before moving to Los Angeles to start a family in 1994.

The proud mother has passed on her stunning features to her two daughters, who are commonly heralded as two of the globe’s most beautiful women. 

Radiant: The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star, 56, looked sensational in an all-white ensemble while her daughter donned a tight ensemble

Radiant: The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star, 56, looked sensational in an all-white ensemble while her daughter donned a tight ensemble

Radiant: The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star, 56, looked sensational in an all-white ensemble while her daughter donned a tight ensemble

Older sister Bella Hadid famously boosts her exquisite features by plumping for 24k-gold face treatments. 

Alongside getting some shopping in, Yolanda jetted to Milan to support her two girls as they took to the catwalk in Fendi’s latest creations being showcased at MFW.

Before hitting the runway, Gigi spoke about her body image with Teen Vogue, saying: ‘At the time I was still starting out in my career, I was coming out of high school, I still had my volleyball body…

Happy days: The girls headed in to the cab in the midst of the shows

Happy days: The girls headed in to the cab in the midst of the shows

Happy days: The girls headed in to the cab in the midst of the shows

‘It was a body that I loved. I knew how hard I worked to have those muscles, to be curved in those places — I kind of miss it now. At the time, people were hard on me and tried to say that I didn’t have a runway body…

‘There were still stylists or designers at that time who were putting me in their shows, but putting me something that really covered my body…

‘For him to make me feel like he wanted me to shine in that way, it really meant a lot to me as a young model. And I know that he has done that for a lot of people.’

Hot stuff: Before hitting the runway, Gigi spoke about her body image with Teen Vogue, saying: 'At the time I was still starting out in my career, I was coming out of high school, I still had my volleyball body'

Hot stuff: Before hitting the runway, Gigi spoke about her body image with Teen Vogue, saying: 'At the time I was still starting out in my career, I was coming out of high school, I still had my volleyball body'

Hot stuff: Before hitting the runway, Gigi spoke about her body image with Teen Vogue, saying: ‘At the time I was still starting out in my career, I was coming out of high school, I still had my volleyball body’

Hitting the runway: She walked the runway for Moschino on Thursday

Hitting the runway: She walked the runway for Moschino on Thursday

Hitting the runway: She walked the runway for Moschino on Thursday

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