Christina Aguilera took a break from The Voice and promoting her new single, “Your Body,” on Wednesday to get political with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony. “Proud to use my voice for good & help,” Aguilera tweeted at the event, where the United Nations World Food Program Ambassador was recognized for her efforts in fighting global hunger. The U.N. and YUM! Brands Inc. together raised nearly $115 million for the U.N. World Food Program and other relief efforts since 2007. Click through the gallery for more photos from this week’s biggest events.
Well, this is just too cute! Last night, former president Bill Clinton gave his speech at the Democratic National Convention, and doting wife (and our Secretary of State, of course!) Hillary Clinton caught up a little later in the night by watching a replay from halfway around the world in Southeast Asia. This adorable sign of support and affection got us thinking about famous couples who support each other in their endeavors. Brooklyn Decker has been a staple this week at the US Open Tennis Championships while husband Andy Roddick played his heart out in his final games before retirement. And we’re still thinking about how Jay-Z watched in awe on the sidelines as Beyoncé rubbed her baby bump on stage at last year’s MTV VMAs. We just love all these couples!
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Now this is girl power! Forbes published its list of The 100 Women Who Run The World, and we are thrilled that they included some of our favorite ladies. We weren’t surprised to see Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Lady Gaga on the list, in a mix of CEOs, philanthropists, and world leaders. (German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked number one, due in part to her status as the country’s first female chancellor.) Click through the gallery to see where some of our favorites ranked!
Amy Poehler joined Hillary Clinton at the Time 100 Gala in New York City, celebrating the magazine’s “100 Most Influential People In The World” issue. The Secretary of State delivered the evening’s keynote address at the event, where stars like Kristen Wiig and Rihanna were also honored. Click through the gallery to see who else stepped out at last night’s hottest parties.
National alert for a good cause! Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced at a a press conference yesterday that the Office of Global Women’s Issues at the Department of State is partnering with MAC Cosmetics to combat gender-based violence and further the fight against HIV and AIDS in South Africa. “We cannot stop the epidemic of HIV unless we address the epidemic of violence against women,” Clinton said. MAC AIDS Fund chairman John Demsey and global executive director Nancy Mahon (pictured with Clinton) were on hand to announce the fund’s $2 million donation to provide medical, legal and psychosocial services to South Africans through the expansions of Thuthuzela Care Centers. To learn more, visit MACAIDSFund.org. Plus, 100% of sales for every MAC Viva Glam lipstick and lip glass are donated to the fund.
Hillary Clinton, is that you? Our March cover girl Julianne Moore makes a very convincing Secretary of State in this leaked makeup test image from the HBO Tony Blair biopic The Special Relationship. Moore had to back out of the project due to filming conflicts with The Kids Are All Right, and actress Hope Davis eventually snagged the role. The film, which originally aired last May, also starred Michael Sheen as Blair, and Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton. And while she didn’t end up playing Clinton, she’s gearing up to play another political lady: Sarah Palin in HBO’s upcoming flick Game Change. Tell us: Did Moore’s Clinton photo make you do a double take? We did!
This weekend, Diane von Furstenberg held her second annual DVF Awards ceremony at the United Nations to honor women making a difference in other women’s lives. Von Furstenberg opened the ceremony with a tribute to her mother, Liliane Nahmias, a Holocaust survivor. “The women being honored tonight remind me of my mother,” Von Furstenberg said. “They use strength and courage to turn defeat into victory and to help others.” Honorees included Elizabeth Smart for her work against abduction (right), Taryn Davis of The American Widow Project (second from right), and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose award was given to her by her daughter, Chelsea. Diane Sawyer, Laura Linney (far left), Iman, and Karen Elson were also on hand to present awards. See photos from the inspirational event in the gallery.
InStyle partnered with the State Department to decorate the Diplomatic Reception Rooms for the holidays, where this afternoon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted her annual “Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays” event honoring the families of State Department employees who are stationed in foreign places without their loved ones. “For those who are serving far from home every day, but particularly during the holiday season, we know that this is a big sacrifice; we know how much you miss them, and we thank you because you’re also serving our country because of what they are doing,” Clinton told the attendees. For the rooms, InStyle brought on famed event planner David Stark to create the elegant holiday decorations, where Clinton—who wore a chic, red tailored blazer—invited all of the children in attendance to take a photo with her. “The biggest surprise is that there are real people here behind all the politics and diplomacy that happens in this building,” Stark told us. “Everybody loves the holidays, good cheer, and optimism.” Click here to see the elegant and modern holiday décor Stark designed for the State Department.