Madonna defends racy Met Gala outfit

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Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) After receiving mixed responses to her revealing Met Gala outfit, Madonna hit back at critics, saying her fashion choice was to make a statement in support of gender equality.

Madonna, who turned heads at the star-studded event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit in New York on Monday with her racy outfit, took to Instagram to seemingly hit back at critics, reports

“We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women’s rights we are still in the dark ages,” Madonna wrote alongside a photograph of herself.

“My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement,” she added.

The “B***h I’m Madonna” hitmaker wore a custom Riccardo Tisci-designed black Givenchy gown which she teamed with a pair of latex knee-length boots and a silver headpiece for the event.

She flashed her chest which was only covered by lace overlay and black tape. She also revealed her derriere through lacy fabric over a skimpy black leotard.

Madonna covered her arms and thighs in black tape, which is commonly used for sports injuries.

Kristen Stewart pays tribute to Jodie Foster

Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart paid tribute to actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster for getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 53-year-old accepted the honour at the unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California.

Her “Panic Room” co-star Stewart she recalled the time they worked together for the 2002 thriller, reports

“I watched ‘Taxi Driver’ when I was far too young to watch it,” Stewart said, referring to Foster’s 1976 movie directed by Martin Scorsese.

“And I was already saying Jodie Foster was my favorite actress before I was cast as her daughter. Technically she was cast as my mom. She came onto the movie late and I was there to show her the ropes,” she added.

Calling Foster her “first adult friend,” Stewart went on praising the “The Beaver” director.

“There’s nothing self-serving about her. She cares about people. She’s quite the opposite of the type of person that is gravitated towards being an actress,” she said.

Downey Jr wants Paltrow back in ‘Iron Man’ universe

Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr says he wants to get actress Gwyneth Paltrow back into “Iron Man” films so that he can make out with her.

The 51-year-old claimed that he has a ‘free pass with Gwyneth Paltrow’ on Wednesday’s “Howard Stern Show”, reports

He said: “My free pass – because her and Susan are such good friends – is Paltrow.”

But the cameras have to be ‘rolling on a take’ for them to legally lock lips.

“I got to get her back in these movies so I can make out with her onscreen again,” he said.

The 43-year-old actress plays Pepper Potts in all three “Iron Man” movies, but does not appear in the “Captain America: Civil war”. The film will release in India and US on May 6.

But he also said that she will be making a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“She’s coming back. We need her,” he said.

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