Florence Pugh was candid about the mean-spirited commentary surrounding her personal choices when she joined The Great British Baking Show’s Sue Perkins on her podcast, An Hour Or So With…If Pugh was a minor, this would obviously be a much different conversation, but the Midsommar actress is in her mid-20s and capable of making her own choices at the end of the day. And as she touched upon, having a more mature significant other was perhaps intentional after past experiences with boyfriends her age.
Sorry, 7-Eleven Slurpee lovers, 2020 just isn’t your year.
Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, 7-Eleven made the difficult decision to cancel its annual 7-Eleven Day celebrations. That means it won’t be doling out free Slurpees to anyone coming into its convenience stores. However, that doesn’t mean the chain isn’t celebrating at all.
“At 7‑Eleven, our top priority is the safety of customers, Franchisees, and employees,” 7‑Eleven Senior Vice President Marissa Jarratt said in a statement. “Gathering nine million of our closest friends in stores on one day just didn’t feel right.”
Rather than invite guests to come in the stores, the chain will instead donate one million meals to Feeding America, a national nonprofit aimed at ending hunger in the U.S., in honor of its birthday. “I am heartened that we now have the opportunity to help the communities and neighborhoods that have been the lifeline of our business since 1927,” Jarratt added.
“For nearly two decades, July 11th has been the busiest day of the year for 7‑Eleven stores as millions of customers visit us to kick off summer with their favorite frozen drink,” Jarratt said. “But this year, we have to make changes for the greater good. I hope you’ll join us for the in-person party next year.”
Don’t worry though, there is still at least one way to grab a free Slurpee this summer.
Loyalty members using the 7Rewards app are now able to access a personalized coupon that is redeemable for one free Slurpee throughout the month of July. They can simply walk into any 7-Eleven and grab the treat whenever it’s convenient—and safe—to do so.
Those avoiding entering 7-Eleven stores altogether can also redeem their coupon when ordering delivery through the app. There is, however, one catch: The coupon for a free Slurpee was added to the app on July 1, meaning you already had to be a 7Rewards member in order to redeem it. Signing up now means you’re already too late.
Jumanji: The Next Level originally had a strong start at the box office, as the film debuted with a near $60 million haul, making it the top film at the box office that weekend. The Sony-produced feature would eventually become the tenth highest grossing film of 2019. And even after theaters closed down following the start of the global health crisis, the film was still screened at drive-ins, which heavily contributed to it hitting $800 million. With all of this taken into consideration, one can definitely understand why another Jumanji film is currently in development.
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz are giving the world a reason to swoon today thanks to their adorable engagement announcement.
On Saturday, both Beckham, 21, and Peltz, 25, took to Instagram to share the good news about their engagement. “Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes,” The eldest son of Victoria and David Beckham wrote on July 11. “I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day. I love you baby.”
In the photo, the absolutely stunning pair can be seen embracing in a field, with Beckham sporting a dapper navy blue suit and Peltz rocking a flowing yellow dress, her diamond engagement ring sparkling in the sun.
“You’ve made me the luckiest girl in the world,” Peltz wrote. “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life by your side. your love is the most precious gift. I love you so so much baby and thank you Harper for this pic.”
Beckham’s famous mother also got in on the lovefest, sharing the same image to her own Instagram page. “The MOST exciting news!! We could not be happier that @brooklynbeckham and @nicolaannepeltz are getting married,” Victoria wrote in her caption. “Wishing you so much love and a lifetime of happiness. We all love you both so much.”
Though the pair have never confirmed when they actually started dating, they did go public with their love back in January 2020 on social media, People noted. Beckham first posted about Peltz while celebrating her 25th birthday in style.
“Happy birthday babe xx,” Brooklyn Beckham wrote in the post. “You have such an amazing heart xx.”
It’s been a love fest on social media between the two ever since. Congratulations to the happy family!
Finding your voice amidst the noise of New York City is no easy task. Honestly, finding your voice anywhere as a twenty-something with big dreams is a challenge. That’s the message Little Voice, now streaming on AppleTV+, conveys through its main character, Bess King. As an aspiring singer, she struggles to muster up the courage to share her songs with the world. Pair that with a couple of poorly received performances, and you’re left with a young woman plagued with the fear that she might not have it—that undefinable something that separates the good from the great.
We meet Bess writing music in a storage facility (definitely a far cry from a studio). She’s interrupted by a cute filmmaker/potential love interest named Ethan who tells her that her song is “beautiful” and “special.” But, she insists, they’re just for her. “I think everybody doubts themselves, especially when you do work that is so vulnerable to you,” Brittany O’Grady, who plays Bess, tells Glamour. “That feeling of not feeling good enough is a very common thing to see.”
The Sara Bareilles-produced dramedy—which includes songs written by the Grammy-winning artist—is partially inspired by her own experiences in the industry. The title of the show is even based on Bareilles’ sophomore album, Little Voice. O’Brady admits that working with the singer was a huge part of her desire to join the show. “We all grew up listening to her music,” she says. “So that was really exciting.”
The magic of Little Voice is in part due to O’Grady’s authentic performance. She’s able to transcend a story about a singer to make it something even more relatable: a woman trying to find her place in the world. “I hope that the audience can feel validated in some certain shape or form, especially for people in their twenties,” O’Grady explains. “I hope they take away some sort of comfort, validation, maybe even an uplifting distraction. Maybe peace of mind or just feeling like they can identify with the story or the characters.”
By the end of the pilot, Bess turns on a lamp that lights up her lyrics: “I don’t know anything…yet.” It gives a glimmer of hope that her musical journey isn’t over. And when it comes to singing, Bess and O’Grady have something in common. “I guess this was my calling,” she says.
Little Voice is now available on AppleTV+.
And more than that, as she writes in the caption, the gift shows that she’s with the man who knows about her dreams and makes them real, even if it means buying her a literal rock. Am I tearing up over Jessica Simpson getting a present from geology store for her wedding anniversary? Yes. Nothin’ but a T-shirt on, never felt so beautiful, baby, as I do now, looking at a 300-pound geode.
“6yrs ago today I married my perfect soulmate,” she captioned the picture. “Our unity was written in God’s sky of colliding stars. Together we manifest dreams, nurture desire, and hold space. Destined, it always has been and always will be, forevermore.” You can roll your eyes at this sincerity if you want, but I am here from the future to tell you it won’t help you find unity written in God’s sky of colliding stars, and it certainly won’t help you find a rare geode shaped like a butterfly. “Whatever our souls are made of,” Simpson added, quoting Emily Bronte, “his and mine are the same.” Agh! Get you a man, woman, or non-binary person who makes you feel like Jessica Simpson receiving a giant rock formation!
Let’s scootch over to Geology.com to continue our investigation into Jessica Simpson’s soul—and by extent, the collective soul of a nation.
“Most geologists enjoy geodes. However, the general public has a love affair with them,” reads an article on the site written by someone named Hobart M. King, Ph.D. “They are delighted and amazed that an uninteresting rock can contain a beautiful cluster of gemmy crystals…Broken open, or sawn and polished, people who have never taken a geology course buy thousands of tons of geodes each year.”
Adds King: “They buy them because they enjoy them.”
There you have it. And if one may be so bold as to editorialize further about Jessica Simpson’s sixth anniversary present—a geode is an object that is, at first, “uninteresting”—think of the phrase, “dumb as a rock.” (“Is Jessica Simpson, America’s latest sweetheart, really as stupid as she seems?” an article in London’s Sunday Times asked, heartlessly, in 2004.) But then when the right person comes and breaks the geode open, it’s beautiful inside. The interior life matters much, much more than the exterior. It has to be a little bit broken to be whole.
Happy anniversary, Jessica and Eric! May your love and your crystal butterfly manifest dreams, forevermore.
Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter.
There are plenty of exciting characters set to make their debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the next few years. With the likes of the Eternals, Shang-Chi and She-Hulk on their way, the fan-favorite shared universe is about to look very different. However, a team fans are most looking forward to seeing is the Fantastic Four. Marvel’s First Family isn’t due to enter the franchise until at least Phase 5, but that hasn’t stopped people from speculating how they could be introduced. This includes Dr. Clifford Johnson, a science consultant for Marvel Studios.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have been married for over 20 years, which is no easy feat for a couple—famous or not. A decade into their marriage, Smith appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and spoke about his relationship with his wife. After noting that they had been married 10 years, DeGeneres joked, “It’s like dog years when you’re married here. That’s like 50 years, right?”
Whether that’s true or not, their relationship has definitely stood the test of time. They’ve weathered rumors of breakups, affairs, and that they’re in open relationship and stood by each other the whole time. While no relationship is perfect, the Smiths do seem to show us all how to make love last. But to fully appreciate their relationship, it’s necessary to go back and look at where they started.
Here’s a full breakdown of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s relationship timeline.
What’s the best way to meet in Hollywood? On a set, of course. Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are no exception. The couple met after Pinkett Smith auditioned to play her now husband’s girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (talk about foreshadowing). She didn’t get the part, and Smith was married to Sheree Zampino at the time, who is his son Trey’s mother. Still, there was a connection between the two.
After his split with Zampino, Smith called Pinkett Smith and asked, “Are you seeing anybody?” She said no and he replied, “Cool. You’re seeing me now.”
Following two years of dating, the couple tied the knot on New Year’s Eve. Pinkett Smith was pregnant with their first child, Jaden, at the time. After the private ceremony, the newlyweds headed to Miami for a three-day honeymoon in Miami. They then flew to Washington D.C. to film Enemy of the State together. What a dream job!
Jaden Smith was born on July 8, 1998. Since his birth, he’s proven to have a knack for acting like his parents; in 2006, he appeared in his dad’s movie The Pursuit of Happyness as his son.
If you’ve watched Disney+’s Hamilton film, chances are you’ve had a few reactions: “Wow, I didn’t realize I could cry that much in one sitting,” and “Wow, I had no idea that much spit could come out of a person’s mouth at one time.” For all its purely emotional moments, one of the most talked about parts of Hamilton is Jonathan Groff’s inspired, hilarious portrayal of King George — and the fact that he can’t stop spitting throughout his first song. Yes, by the way, Jonathan Groff knows he spits a lot, and he knows we can’t stop talking about it.
Chris O’Donnell’s Robin Could Be The New Batman In His Universe
Michael Keaton’s Batman isn’t the only potential version of the character we could see in The Flash, as the Flashpoint story does open the doors to pretty much any incarnation you could think of. Case in point, there’s a chance that the world of Batman Forever will be invoked, and if Val Kilmer isn’t feeling up to suiting up again, there’s another Robin that’s available for duty. Chris O’Donnell’s portrayal of Dick Greyson could be seen as the successor to Bruce Wayne’s legacy of crime fighting, throwing another bat into the belfry for The Flash to work with. Which will be interesting, as Keaton’s Earth-89 version of the character might have some things to say about the flashier appearance of that film’s caped crusaders.