Schumer to launch inclusive clothing line with Leesa Evans

Amy Schumer has another project in the works, and while we are all awaiting another comedy special, what is coming is just as noteworthy.

According to PopSugar, the comedian and actor announced on Instagram that she is teaming up with celebrity stylist and costume designer Leesa Evans to create a clothing line that is designed with “all sizes and shapes” in mind.

While little details have been made available so far, PopSugar notes that Schumer offered that the line will be available at a “chill price point,” making it accessible in both size and price. Beyond this, Schumer and Evans have teamed up before to create an initiative called Stylefund, says PopSugar, which helps women “find their individual silhouette and create true confidence.”

Sounds like the duo’s new line will be consistent with their previous endeavors — and we can’t wait!

Schumer talks body acceptance with R29

Being in the public eye isn’t easy, especially when there’s heavy expectation to look flawless at all times. But for Amy Schumer, feeding the public’s unreal expectations isn’t on her agenda. In fact, she accepts her body the way it is and wants everyone else to, as well.

Addressing the negative comments surrounding her swimsuit-clad InStyle cover, the Snatched star told Refinery29 in an interview that she doesn’t try to transform herself into what others think she should be, according to HuffPost.

“I shot that InStyle cover and I was really feeling myself that day,” she said. “I think that sort of acceptance… when I see myself in this movie, in a bathing suit, I’m fine. There’s nothing for me to get over. This is my body. This is my face. This is it. I don’t strive for this other version.”

What she does think, however, is that other people need to accept her body — “Or not!” Schumer offered, according to HuffPost. “People need time to decide how they feel about my body. I don’t think about my body. I want to be healthy.”

There’s nothing like owning who you are; thanks for showing us how it’s done, Amy.

Schumer to play live-action Barbie

As if a world comedy tour, a forthcoming film with Goldie Hawn and being named the highest paid female comedian weren’t enough, Amy Schumer just scored another major movie deal: to star as Barbie in a new live-action film.

According to InStyle, Deadline reported that the comedian will depict the title character in Sony Pictures’ live-action production, Barbie. But her character won’t experience the Barbie world in any typical fashion.

InStyle explains the film this way:

“Schumer will star as a doll who lives amongst all of the various Barbie characters in Barbieland, but doesn’t quite fit in. Due to the fact that she’s a bit eccentric and not exactly perfect, she ends up getting kicked out and embarking on an adventure in the real world where she comes to realize that what’s on the inside matters more than what’s on the outside.”

USA Today says that Schumer may even have a hand in the screenwriting process: although writer and producer Hilary Winston originally crafted the film’s concept and screenplay, The Hollywood Reporter says “Schumer and her sister, Inside Amy Schumer producer Kim Caramele, are expected to rewrite the script.”

The film will be released in summer 2018, says InStyle, and will have a PG rating.

Schumer earns spot on Forbes’ Highest Paid Comedian List

Considered one of the funniest, most authentic voices in comedy today, Amy Schumer is certainly making a name for herself with her fearless brand of humor. But that isn’t the only way the 35-year-old comedian is finding her name in the spotlight.

According to ELLE, Schumer was recently ranked fourth in Forbes‘ list of highest paid comedians for 2016. Earning an estimated $17 million last year, ELLE says the feat marks the “first time the business magazine has included a woman on this list.”

Contributing to her place on the list is her successful television show, Inside Amy Schumer (which airs on Comedy Central), as well as her ongoing comedy tour and the $8 million book deal she signed to produce New York Times bestseller, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, reports ELLE.

Other contributions to her total earnings came from her role in her hit feature film, Trainwreck, says ELLE, as well as her part in Bud Light’s Super Bowl spot.

 

 

A ‘Girls’ Life’ is more than looks

Leave it to Amy Schumer and Blake Lively to quietly bring attention to the casual gender stereotypes reinforced in American society.

Schumer got the ball rolling, says Motto by TIME when she took to Instagram last week to post a side-by-side image of two tween magazines, Girls’ Life and Boys’ Life (which Motto says are unaffiliated). Although Schumer’s caption only read “No,” it prompted her readers to spot the almost-blatant content differences between the two magazines.

Motto reports that the Boys’ Life cover has a “theme of ‘Explore Your Future’ (‘Astronaut? Artist? Firefighter? Chef? Here’s how to be what you want to be.’),” while the Girls’ Life  cover “promises to teach you not just how to get Your Dream Hair, but also how to Wake Up Pretty.”

Upon sharing the post, Motto says Blake Lively reposted the image to her account, writing that she “second[ed] that emotion.”

Motto reports that Karen Bokram, Girls’ Life publisher and founding editor, commented on the now-viral social media moment this way:

“‘Are we more than lip gloss and clothes? Of course,’ Bokram said, very much missing the point. ‘It’s okay to like lip gloss or be interested in fashion… I don’t know how [the problem] became ‘either you like lip gloss and clothes or you like being an astronaut.'”

Hopefully, Schumer and Lively’s comments will bring an end to antiquated gender stereotypes in the near future.

 

Schumer shines on the cover of ‘Vogue’

Make way for the lady in red — Amy Schumer, that is.

The comedian sizzles on the cover of the July issue of Vogue while posing in a red off-the-shoulder Dolce and Gabbana dress, says MashableWhile Schumer is breathtaking as the face of the popular glossy, what she has to say in the adjoining interview is also notable.

According to Mashable, Schumer not only discussed her determination to change the comedy scene, she also shared the things that tend to get under her skin.

“Some days there will be a bunch of websites dedicated to trying to get me to just shut my mouth, or I’ll walk into a greenroom and someone had a caricature artist draw me and it’s with a martini glass, looking like a linebacker with Jay Leno’s chin,” she told Vogue. “That can get to me. I’m not without that vulnerability.”

Schumer’s interview didn’t end there; the magazine also printed an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattooin which she dispelled any myths and misconceptions that might surround her.

“I’m so sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks I walk around at all times with a margarita in one hand and a dildo in the other,” she jokes, according to Mashable. “Maybe the misunderstanding comes from the fact that, onstage, I group together all my wildest, worst sexual memories—a grand total of about five experiences over the course of 35 years.”

No matter the details of her personal life, we’re just glad that Schumer’s comedic talents are getting the attention they so deserve.

To check out Schumer’s gorgeous Vogue cover and read the interview, click here.

Amy personifies Aphrodite

Amy Schumer is known for promoting a positive body image, often fighting naysayers online and in the media at large. But on Tuesday, May 31, Schumer didn’t have to combat Internet trolls alone; instead, she had help from one of her fans on Instagram.

In late 2015, the Inside Amy Schumer star posed almost completely nude to be photographed by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 Pirelli calendar. While this photo is now several months old, Elite Daily says that a fan with the username ‘whitneyzombie’ on Instagram took to the social media platform to share the image of Schumer alongside an image of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

Schumer posted the side-by-side photo comparing her to Aphrodite following a separate screenshot containing Whitneyzombie’s caption, which prompted women and girls alike to love their bodies as they are.

“What a wonderful resemblance between two beautiful women. So many women and young girls are shamed by the media and fashion industry for not having a flat stomach and not being a size zero. But look, the goddess of beauty is portrayed here with stomach rolls and doesn’t have a perfectly smooth, toned body. I want to remind everyone that they do not have to be a Victoria’s Secret model to be a beautiful goddess with a beautiful body. Your body is not bad, ugly or wrong. Embrace your inner goddess.”

Joining the user’s caption were hashtags like “#bodypositive,” “#everybodyisagoodbody” and “#Aphrodite.”

Schumer’s comment on Whitneyzombie’s body positive post? A simple thank you.

 

Schumer leaves big tip for ‘Hamilton’ bartenders

No matter how famous a person gets, some manage to never forget where they began their journey — and then help those starting in a similar position.

Such was the case when Amy Schumer attended a March 19 performance of the Broadway hit musical “Hamilton.” According to Us Weekly, the comedian and boyfriend Ben Hanisch racked up a $77 bar tab with their friends while watching the performance, and while Schumer left a tip, it was much more generous than staffer Madeleine DeJohn could have expected: the tip totaled $1000.

Us Weekly says that the New York Daily News reported the tip as the biggest one ever received by the “Hamilton” bar staff. “I was very touched,” DeJohn told the Daily News. “It was just something so generous and so kind that you don’t see every day.”

DeJohn took to Twitter to public expressly her thanks to the Trainwreck star, to which Schumer replied, “I’ve been there, I get it.”

With Schumer’s tweet referring to her own time as an up-and-coming comedian in which she worked as a bartender and waitress in New York, it seems that her past resonated with the present situation of the bartenders:  each of them are aspiring actors as well, reports Us Weekly.

Schumer responded to a tweet from CBS New York about the generous tip, expressing her appreciation for the staff. “Lots of love to my fellow bartenders and artists. I’m grateful to them and the cast and crew for another great night.”

This is not the first time Schumer has overtipped; in June 2015, the comedian left a $500 tip after eating a $49 meal at Peter’s Clam Bar in Long Island, New York. The 1000 percent tip in that instance was left for the waiter, Ryan, who was a student working two jobs to pay for his college tuition.

 

She Leads, You Follow: ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards Edition

Some of our favorite leading ladies took to the red carpet at the Four Season Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California on Oct. 19 to attend the 2015 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards. And of course, the awards were filled with several eye-catching looks, making it difficult to choose just a few of our favorite ensembles.

One favorite of the night came courtesy of Amy Schumer, who opted for a bright red Calvin Klein Collection dress, says InStyleMatching her dress with an equally bright red lipstick, Schumer capped off her look with otherwise natural makeup and loose sultry waves.

Following Schumer’s eye-popping ensemble was a simple black and white jumpsuit number worn by Shailene Woodley. According to InStyleWoodley paired her one-shoulder Calvin Klein Collection jumpsuit with nude pointed-toe Kurt Geiger pumps.

Although these starlets are dressed for an awards ceremony in the heart of Beverly Hills, there are certain things that we can learn from their glamorous ensembles and apply to our everyday style.

  1. Less is more – While it can sound like a cliché, it cannot be overstated. Both Schumer and Woodley wore very simple looks, but both of their outfits were equally stunning. How could this be? Consider these two points when mulling over a simpler piece while shopping:
    1. Fit – Schumer’s dress and Woodley’s jumpsuit both fit like a glove. The garments are tailored perfectly to their bodies, and when garments fit properly, it not only enhance the inherent style in the piece, it also plays up the wearer’s best assets. Not to mention a well-fitting garment gives you a nice confidence boost, and isn’t confidence the most important part of an outfit anyway?
    2. Timelessness – Both of these pieces are timeless; they are just as fashionable now as they would be in 20 years. Although simple, pieces like this never go out of style and are always ultra-flattering.
  2. Shine through – This follows from point one, but is just as important, if not more so. The real reason why these outfits are so eye-catchingly beautiful is because we actually see the women wearing them. We are not distracted by loud beading or a sea of material; we instead just see Schumer and Woodley’s naturally beautiful selves. Their simple, yet stunning red carpets looks allow us to not be distracted by busy outfits, but instead focus on how truly beautiful they are on their own without all the bells and whistles. And that’s what we are supposed to see — the woman, not the dress and then the woman.

Dressed in Truth

Three celebrities, one dress and one truth-filled response from Amy Schumer — these are the components of a recent Twitter debacle involving the actress and comedian, along with singers Jordin Sparks and Fergie.

The Today Show reports that on September 2, website The Fashion Spot tweeted a side-by-side image of the women wearing the same black and gold Halston Heritage dress, asking their followers which of the ladies wore it better. Schumer quickly weighed in with her opinion, offering that Sparks wore it better.

Twitter / Found on Today.com.

Twitter / Found on Today.com.

Four minutes later, Schumer had a change of heart, saying maybe Fergie wore the Halston Heritage style better. But in that second response, Schumer delivered her best response of all: that maybe we should “stop putting women against each other!”

Twitter / @amyschumer, found on Today.com.

Twitter / @amyschumer, found on Today.com.

Today says that Sparks joined the discussion, agreeing that all three of them “rocked” the dress. But leave it to Amy Schumer to inject a bit of humor into the exchange, tweeting that their next matching looks should be rain ponchos. She accompanied the suggestion with a photo of herself on the New York City subway in the proposed look.

Twitter / @amyschumer, found on Today.com.

Twitter / @amyschumer, found on Today.com.

Jordin Sparks followed suit with her own rain-ready look, ending the discussion on a light note.

Thanks, Amy Schumer and Jordin Sparks, for teaching us to stop pitting women against other women on the basis of looks, while poking fun at the notion along the way. May we learn to apply this lesson to other areas, as well.