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The Gilded Age on HBO Has Started Filming Season Two and the First Photo is Here

Back to the 19th century we go! HBO has renewed prestige period drama The Gilded Age, from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, for a second season. 

On February 14, 2022, HBO announced the renewal, which is currently in the midst of airing its nine-episode first season. The series stars veteran actors Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, and Carrie Coon, as well as breakout newcomers Louisa Jacobson and Denée Benton.  

“Julian Fellowes and the entire Gilded Age family have captivated us with their tale of late 19th century New York City extravagance,” executive vice president of HBO programming Francesca Orsi said in a statement. “Along with our partners at Universal Television, we couldn’t be prouder to embark on a season-two journey with this extraordinarily talented team.” 

On May 16, HBO announced the series was back in production for the second season with this behind-the-scenes photo of Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector (who star as Bertha Russell and George Russell) in all their regalia. 

Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector as Bertha and George Russell in season two.

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Here’s everything else we know, and we’ll continue to update this post as more information becomes available. 

Louisa Jacobson and Denée Benton in episode one of The Gilded Age

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What is The Gilded Age about?

Per HBO, “The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, HBO’s The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?”

Julia Fox Continues To Julia Fox By Going Grocery Shopping in Her Underwear

We can always count on Julia Fox to find a way to wear an outlandish outfit, no matter the venue or seemingly mundane the task at hand. Judging by her latest fashion statement, she isn’t stopping anytime soon. 

The Uncut Gems actor wore a Calvin Klein underwear set for her latest grocery store run, with an oversized light wash denim jacket on top. Keeping on theme with her sexy Canadian Tuxedo-adjacent look, the 32-year-old paired her risqué look with knee-high denim boots and a jean bag. (No, seriously. Her purse is a pair of pants.) 

It’s not surprising that Fox is a denim girl—she did attend her first fashion week with Kanye West in a head-to-toe jean look—but what’s more surprising is that she bought Aquafina water. As a chronic Smart Water drinker, I am appalled; as a fashion lover, I am obsessed.

You can see Julia Fox’s full lingerie look, below.

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 15: Julia Fox is seen on May 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 15: Julia Fox is seen on May 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin

Megan Thee Stallion Wore a Futuristic Cutout Minidress to the Billboard Music Awards

We can always count on Megan Thee Stallion to give us a moment

The rapper wore a memorable look to the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 15, in Las Vegas. Megan Thee Stallion’s minidress had a cutout that revealed her torso and featured various shades of brown going from dark to light, giving an ombré effect. The two-toned bra top included a clear futuristic strap on one shoulder, while the skirt had a cutout of its own on one hip. A long sash attached to the skirt hit the floor and gave Megan a lot to work with for poses on the red carpet.

Megan wore accessorizes that complemented the shimmery strap, including a chunky bracelet, chunky rings, and stiletto sandals that had no visible strap over the toes. Megan wore her hair down and parted in the middle, with a dramatic smoky eye and a neutral lip that brought the whole look together.

See Megan Thee Stallion’s Billboard Music Awards look below.

Megan Thee Stallion attends the Billboard Music Awards

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It was a big night for Megan Thee Stallion. The artist performed her songs “Plan B” and “Sweetest Pie” for her debut on the BBMAs stage. She also won the award for top rap female artist.


Megan Thee Stallion Wore a Futuristic Cutout Mini Dress to the Billboard Music Awards

We can always count on Megan Thee Stallion to give us a moment

The rapper wore a memorable look to the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday May, 15 in Las Vegas. Megan Thee Stallion’s mini dress had a cutout that revealed her torso and featured various shades of brown going from dark to light, giving an ombré effect. The two-toned bra top included a clear futuristic strap on one sleeve, while the skirt had a cutout of its own on one side. A long sash attached to the skirt hit the floor and gave Megan a lot to work with for poses on the red carpet.

Megan wore accessorizes that complemented the experimental strap, including a chunky bracelet, chunky rings, and heeled sandals that had an invisible strap effect. Megan wore her hair down and parted in the middle, with a dramatic smokey eye look and a neutral lip that brought the whole look together.

See Megan Thee Stallion’s Billboard Music Awards look below.

Megan Thee Stallion attends the Billboard Music Awards

Mindy Small

It was a big night fo rMegan Thee Stallion. The artist performed her songs “Plan B” and “Sweetest Pie” for her debut on the BBMAs stage. She also won the award for Top Rap Female Artist.


Kylie Jenner Wore a Form-Fitting Graphic Dress to Pose With Travis Scott and Stormi

While there is still no update on the name of the baby formerly known as Wolf, here is some Kylie Jenner news: The reality star attended the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15 and brought the whole family, sans the baby with no name.

For the event Kylie Jenner wore a blue form-fitting dress with graphic details. The outfit is floor-length with long sleeves and a mock neck with abstract graphic details that accentuate her body—there’s even an illusion of legs on the front of the skirt. 

Kylie wore her hair in an updo with a side part and left one long face-framing piece hanging. She wore dramatic gold cuffs on both wrists and an ear cuff. As for her makeup, it is pretty subtle for her standards, with a soft neutral eyeshadow look, rosy cheeks, and a glossy-lined lip.  

See the look below:

Kylie Jenner at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

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Kylie didn’t attend the event solo, though. She brought Travis Scott and their four-year-old daughter Stormi, who wore a white one-sleeve mini dress with sneakers. 

Travis Scott, Stormi Webster, and Kylie Jenner at the Billboard Music Awards. 

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Bill Nye Is Begging You to Not Use Oil on Your Scalp

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing a lot of celebrities over the years, many of whom most people would say make sense to be featured in a beauty magazine. But every now and then, the opportunity to interview someone I never could have predicted will present itself. Most recently, it was Bill Nye. Anyone familiar with the Science Guy knows he can wax educational about all sorts of scientific topics, so I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me that he might know a thing or two about dandruff.

When he popped up on my screen for a Zoom chat, it was almost disarming to see Nye in a black lab coat instead of his trademark, industry-standard white one, but it actually made sense. He’s teamed up with Head & Shoulders, and a black lab coat shows the utmost confidence that little sprinklings of white won’t be visible. His role with the brand, aside from wearing a blue-and-white Head & Shoulders logo bow tie, is to help people better understand what’s going on up there when flakes form, not to mention ease people’s minds about how common dandruff is.

“The thing about biology is we mammals have been up against dandruff fungus for — pick a number — a million years, certainly a hundred thousand years,” he said, referring to the microbe known as Malassezia globosa. “What I found very interesting as I got into this with everybody here at the lab at Head & Shoulders is it affects people of all ancestries on every continent. So that suggests to me that it goes all the way back to our very beginnings as humans.”

But aside from his scientific curiosity about dandruff, he can personally relate to the annoyance and embarrassment that can come with its flakes. “When I was in high school, it was very troubling. I thought I was a bad person. I thought I was a dirty, bad head-management guy,” he recalls. But he didn’t know just how common the scalp issue is. “The thing that surprised me is about half the people in the world are subject to getting dandruff flakes.”

Nye says that it’s not uncommon for dandruff to start in puberty because “you’re really cranking out skin oil.” But as Jeni Thomas, PhD, the global science communications director for Procter & Gamble Hair who joined us on the call, explains — and as so many of us know from experience — we don’t leave dandruff behind in adolescence.

“It can stick with you throughout your adult years,” Dr. Thomas says. “It can come in phases.”

Whenever it may occur, the solution is to use a dandruff shampoo containing zinc pyrithione. But Bill Nye urges you to follow it up not with a regular conditioner, but one specifically meant for dandruff. “So if you use anti-dandruff shampoo — OK, that’s good. This fungus does not enjoy eating your skin oil combined with zinc. Doesn’t dig it,” Nye says. “But then, when you condition without the zinc, you’re washing away about half of the zinc pyrithione, so you’re undoing what you just did. But with conditioners that have that active ingredient in it, you’re not undoing it — you’re doing it.”  

Dove Cameron Wore a Cutout Dress With a Plunging Neckline That Goes Down Her Entire Torso

Who knew a plunging neckline could be this plunging? 

For the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 15, actor and singer Dove Cameron wore a red gown with an extreme plunging neckline. Or in this case, maybe a torso cutout is a better way to phrase it. Dove Cameron’s strapless dress, which is from Ashlyn, opens at the chest and doesn’t close until well below the waist. A nude bustier with boning is visible from underneath the gown, covering the exposed chest and torso areas. The dress has a romantic skirt that accentuates the hips and gets lighter toward the bottom.

Dove Cameron styled the dramatic look simply, with no jewelry. The Descendants star wore her dark brown hair down and sleek with a middle part. For makeup, she went for a winged eyeliner and rosy cheeks that matched her rosy neutral glossy lip color. 

Check out the look below:

Dove Cameron in Ashlyn

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“Sometimes she femme,” Cameron captioned a series of photos from the night that she posted on Instagram.

In February, Dove Cameron released the song “Boyfriend” which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. She was also among the 160 artists who teamed up with Planned Parenthood to sign an ad that ran in the New York Times in support of abortion rights. “We are the new generation stepping into our power,” read the ad. “Now we are being robbed of our power. We will not go back–and we will not back down.”


Doja Cat’s See-Through Dress at the Billboard Music Awards Deserves Its Own Award

Doja Cat has been generating attention with her fashion choices recently. With the help of her creative director Brett Alan Nelson, with whom she’s worked since 2019, Doja has delivered some scene-stealing style moments. 

Her most recent fashion power move came courtesy of Schiaparelli. At the Billboard Music Awards, the artist walked the red carpet in an avant-garde creation from Daniel Roseberry’s spring 2022 couture collection, comprising a moulded velvet bodice with an “aerodynamic neckline” and an exposed sheer chest—Doja Cat nodded to modesty with gold nipple pasties by Agent Provocateur—a crepe maxi skirt, and a sweeping silk illusion train.

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Doja added Roseberry’s signature surreal accessories: sculptural earrings, rings, and a planet-shaped clutch by the designer, a pair of Schiaparelli’s divisive gold shoes complete with carved toes, plus nail rings by Bijules. Yet more gold arrived in the form of the four trophies she scooped on the night.

Doja with her four Billboard Music Awards.

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Machine Gun Kelly Dedicated a Song to ‘Wife’ Megan Fox and Their ‘Unborn Child’

Did Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox get married and not tell us about it? It’s possible. It’s also possible that the couple, who drink each other’s blood on occasion for ritual purposes, are unconventional when it comes to relationship status. 

At the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 15 in Las Vegas Machine Gun Kelly dropped two big announcements…maybe. Right before performing his song “Two Flames,” the artist said he wrote the song for his “wife.” Then, about halfway through the performance, he added, “And this is for our unborn child.”

As of yet, neither Kelly nor Fox have announced that they got married or are expecting a child. So there is a chance that Machine Gun Kelly is simply referring to Megan Fox as his wife because she will eventually be his wife. He could also be doing something similar with the “unborn baby” part: Fox may not be pregnant, but it’s possible they’re in a planning stage or referring to the child they would like to have together one day. 

Of course this isn’t the first time Fox has been called MGK’s “wife.” In February the couple attended an NBA all-star game where a sports announcer could be heard saying, “Please welcome Machine Gun Kelly and his wife, actress Megan Fox.” Fox reacted by laughing and shaking her head, which seemed to show she recognized the error but wasn’t upset by it. 

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox got engaged in January 2022. The couple announced their engagement to the public via Instagram. “In July of 2020 we sat under this banyan tree,” Fox wrote in her caption about the engagement on Insta. “We asked for magic. We were oblivious to the pain we would face together in such a short, frenetic period of time. Unaware of the work and sacrifices the relationship would require from us but intoxicated off of the love. And the karma. Somehow a year and a half later, having walked through hell together, and having laughed more than I ever imagined possible, he asked me to marry him. And just as in every lifetime before this one, and as in every lifetime that will follow it, I said yes…and then we drank each other’s blood.”


Machine Gun Kelly Wore a $30,000 Manicure to the Billboard Awards

At last night’s 2022 Billboard Music Awards, Machine Gun Kelly—who attended with fiancée Megan Fox by his side—was one of the many musical guests of honor. Not only did the artist perform last night, but he’s also nominated for top rock artist. On the red carpet, Kelly leaned into his signature aesthetic by pairing a glitzy Dolce & Gabbana turtleneck top with a spiked suit. But it was his manicure that was the real star of the outfit: It’s valued at a cool $30,000.

If you’re wondering exactly how a manicure can cost as much as a car, the answer is that Kelly’s manicure was a collaboration between the nail brand Nails of LA and the jewelry label Marrow Fine. His nails were encrusted with 880 diamonds, in total valued at $30,000. 

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This is far from the first time MGK has worn nail art. At the premiere of Good Mourning just this past week, for one, he hit the step and repeat in a graphic pink-and-green mani that matched his suit. (He also has his own nail polish line, a genderless nail collection titled Un/Dn Laqr.)

This look, however, is more than just a major beauty moment—it does some good, too. Seeing how such extravagance would be wasted on only one night of wear, Machine Gun Kelly plans to upcycle his manicure diamonds post-Billboards—by using them to create a collection of limited-edition rings which will be available on Marrow Fine’s website. 100% of the proceeds will be donated towards a to-be-announced charity in Cleveland, where the musician is from. 

This story originally appeared on Vogue.