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Salma Hayek remains absolutely divine

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Salma Hayek lets some dumb shit fly out of her mouth from time to time, so thank god she’s so physically flawless. That doesn’t make up for her personality shortcomings, but I guess it does soften the blow just slightly. Thankfully, in her new feature for The Edit, she doesn’t talk about much of anything that could be offensive – it’s just a lot of chatter about her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, and her advice for a successful relationship.

Asked about her tips for a happy marriage, she says, “You’re going to laugh… Find the right guy!” she chuckles merrily. “That is the key, and it’s so hard because there are so few of them. It’s very important that they support you. They should never make you feel bad or insecure. What’s important in a marriage is generosity, thoughtfulness, thinking of the other person all of the time… Spend quality time together. And don’t forget over the years.”

Well, I mean, it’s basic, but yeah, that’s about right. Find someone who’s right for you and that supports you. Find someone that wants to spend time with you and is thoughtful. Isn’t that naturally what you do?

Anyhow, let’s not overthink it too much. Let’s just look at these pretty pictures. I mean, I know Photoshop is a thing, as is Botox, but how the hell is this woman 48?

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Salma Hayek says she’s not a feminist while accepting equality award

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Oh, dear. Salma Hayek, what were you thinking? She was honoured as a women’s rights advocate at Equality Now’s Make Equality Reality event on Monday night in Beverly Hills – makes sense considering how much work she’s done on behalf of women’s and girls’ rights (she co-founded Chime for Change, “a global campaign to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world”). However, don’t call her a feminist. That’s a dirty word.

“I am not a feminist,” she said (via People). “If men were going through the things women are going through today, I would be fighting for them with just as much passion. I believe in equality.”

Sigh. Look – I don’t want to argue semantics here. Obviously she’s done a lot of great work on behalf of her gender. But seriously? It’s 2014 and people are STILL afraid to refer to themselves as feminists? What is this world?

I don’t particularly care about referring to myself as a feminist. It’s certainly not something I go around on the streets proclaiming. But if someone asked me about feminism or being a feminist, I certainly wouldn’t recoil like that and start talking about men. Salma’s response shows me that she thinks feminism means anti-men, which… *buzzer* WRONG. It’s funny how someone who seems so enlightened can be so clueless.

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Celebrities really looked their best at Cannes

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Well, the Cannes Film Festival is over for another year, but still it lives on… particularly in the form of portraits taken by The Hollywood Reporter. Some of the biggest and best actors including Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda, Mark Ruffalo and more posed for the publication, and now you can see their shots, some of which are better than others.

Side note: when did Rosario Dawson do the half-head shave thing? I think I like it!

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Salma Hayek Considered Her Post-Baby Body a Disfigurement

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A big ole slice of GTFO goes out to Salma Hayek on this fine Sunday for saying that her body after giving birth – that’s right, the leftover weight from having CREATED AND GIVEN BIRTH TO A WHOLE NEW LIFE was, by her estimations, a disfigurement. Anyone who has a pair of working eyes (or even one, we’re not picky!) knows Salma Hayek is downright hot. Like all women, she put on a moderate amount of weight when pregnant with her now 5-year-old daughter Valentina back in 2007. That completely normal process left her feeling “completely disfigured”. Hoo boy. This is a nice follow up to her “at the limit of chubbiness” nonsense from a while back.

From Glam Belleza Latina (via DS): 

“I gained so much weight, I got an opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways – for a very good reason – and I don’t regret it for a second.

“That’s when I started appreciating my body. The things that I used to criticize, they were not that bad after all.”

Hayek added that she “shockingly” regained her pre-pregnancy shape, despite gaining 50lbs when expecting her daughter.

She added: “We’ve got to fight for our confidence every day in modern life because we live in a society that is very harsh to women.

“You have to be smart and successful and a good mother and beautiful and young and skinny forever.”

Oh man oh man. I really hope something got lost in translation there, because I just cannot with this, in any way and for so many different reasons. Sure, it must be tough to feel the changes in your body and be at a different weight than you’re used to, but here’s something cool: unlike an ACTUAL disfigurement, you can change this! Weight loss is possible and happens – as it clearly did for her. Second of all, to consider weight gain as something so horrendous is offensive to lots of people who may have medical conditions which cause them to gain weight, or are on medication which has weight gain as a side effect or even PEOPLE WHO JUST DON’T MIND NOT BEING STICKS.Then there’s the whole issue of the whole confidence thing and fighting for it. Here’s an idea, why not turn the fight outwards and make it against the system which tells you that you have to be all those unattainable things at once instead of looking inwards and trying so hard to be this person that you totally don’t need to be to still be beautiful, amazing, successful, etc? Lord almighty.

Salma, girl – no. Just no.

Salma Hayek is “At the Limit of Chubbiness” At All Times

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So, Salma Hayek did this interview with Canadian magazine, More, and in it, she talked about her self-esteem, her perception on what happiness is, and a whole mess of other things that’ll probably make you think, ‘Hey, what a nice-sounding girl. We could totally be besties’, but there’s … wait for it … MORE, guys. There’s even more. I’ll just … I’ll let you just read them.

Here’s Salma on her figure:

“I’m not a skinny girl. I push it. I’m at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but I’m happy at all times.”

On her Kryptonite—food:

“Everybody has a weakness. Mine is food. If you love food and you love red wine and they put you in France, you’re in a good place and you’re in a bad place at the same time. You have to weigh yourself every day, and you have to have an alarm number. When you get to that number, you have to start putting it in reverse.”

On what it’s like being a woman in her forties:

“I feel more relaxed. I don’t have to prove something. I don’t have that urge of ‘Something’s missing, gotta get out there and find it somehow.’ I was always dreaming big, but my life is better than anything I dreamed.”

So, on the whole, Salma Hayek definitely has a good sense of healthy self. But these comments about being at the “limit of chubbiness”? What, exactly, does that mean? Does she think that she’s a few pounds from chubby? Or is she saying that she’s fully chub, and a few pounds away from fat? Not sure, but in either case, the entire notion is totally absurd. Absurd. Salma Hayek would be a beautiful woman in any case. Why do we have to bring the word “chub” into it at all?

Salma Hayek Talks Forever

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I’m the sort of person who appreciates silence. When I’m in a group of people, I only speak if I think I have something important to contribute or something funny to say, and it usually takes me a while to feel comfortable enough to have a legitimate conversation with somebody. I’m definitely that awkward girl who looks kind of like a bitch and giggles weirdly at inappropriate times and fidgets constantly.

Salma Hayek, however, is not that girl. She’s the kind of girl who will talk about whatever, wherever, whenever, and for as long as she feels like. You can tell by reading this interview she just did with Lucky magazine:

On living in France: “It’s Paris,” she says. “Everywhere you turn, every corner, every flower, every street lamp—someone has looked, and taken a breath, and used their imagination to make something beautiful.”

More on Paris and also her hair: “It’s nuts, how good the people look, too,” she continues. “Nobody’s overweight, everybody’s well dressed, no tennis shoes—somehow, even though they walk all over the place, everyone manages to wear real shoes, nice shoes.” She points at her chic, low ponytail. “This is very Parisian. My husband, it’s funny, but he hates it when I have this Parisian hair! He loves my crazy-maniac-madwoman just-got-out-of-the-shower hair. He is like the lawyer for my thick, wild, natural hair. He’s like, ‘Why make it suffer?’ But you know for 45 years I’ve got this big hair, and these big boobs, and I’m this tiny person and sometimes—you just want to be … smaller.” She flips the ponytail, flashes her kohl-lined lashes. “He’s probably right—my mom always said, ‘You think you know better than God?’ ”

On acne causing depression: “My skin?! When I was 25 and I left being a soap opera star in Mexico to go try to be a movie star in Hollywood and all of Mexico was laughing at me? And I could barely get work as an extra? You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into a severe, severe depression. Like I couldn’t leave the house. I’d wake up in the morning and lie there and touch my face before I got up, just to prepare myself to look in the mirror! The next stage with that sort of depression is food: too little, or too much. Guess what I did? I mean, I was fat and broken out, I couldn’t leave the house and I couldn’t pay the rent!”

On her skin care line: “Somewhere my grandmother is smiling. She believed in gentle things, so my serum has royal jelly, my cream has lavender. I’m especially proud of tepezcohuite, which they treat burn victims with in Mexico—I brought it to the chemists, who’d never seen it; that’s when you know you’ve got something new.”

On Botox and wrinkles: “Botox, trust me I’ve been tempted—but I resist! Think about what happens to your muscles—and your skin—if you’re sick and don’t move for a few days. It all atrophies! Plus, if you freeze a muscle in your face, other muscles have to compensate! And once you stop, what does that look like?” Before I can issue a rebuttal she offers another theory: “You know Latin people? African-American people? How our skin ages more slowly? Even though we’re dramatic, we move our faces, we eat higher-fat foods, we’re the ones with fewer wrinkles—it makes you wonder.”

On eating and Demi Moore: “I like to eat,” she sighs. “I’m always on the edge of how much can I eat without looking too—you know. If I eat something salty, it makes me want something sweet. I eat something sweet, then I want salty. And exercise is not my thing, though I do it. “Not like Demi [Moore, her close friend]. She’s so disciplined, I wish I could be like that.” She looks at me; Moore has been reported to be in rehab. “You watch,” she says. “Demi will be back. She’s an inspiration to all women.”

Her husband has issues with American fashion: “He’s so funny—we were in line at the airport somewhere in the States with these four girls in front of us, and he asks me sincerely: ‘This American style, with the sweatpants and flip-flops … ?’ And the feminist is coming out in me and I’m like, ‘They’re comfortable! Is it such a sin to want to be comfortable?!’ But he says, ‘If they want to be so comfortable, why do they have so much makeup on at 7 am?’ And he has a point: People spend all this time with makeup and then not with clothes. Why? I mean, don’t think I don’t love the Juicy Couture—I do.”

Doesn’t it sound like she’s incapable of not rambling? I love her.

Love It or Leave It: You Can Totally See Salma Hayek’s Boobs!

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Oh, Salma, of course we would love to see your boobs. Of course we would. But not like this. This feels cheap, Salma, this feels tawdry and wrong and not at all how I imagined it. The lighting is all wrong, for one, and you know I don’t like it when you wear your hair like that. No, Salma, this just won’t do. Shame on you. Shame, shame, shame.