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Audrina Patridge Says She Was ‘Peer Pressured’ Into Taking Topless Photos Early in Her Career

Audrina Patridge says she felt pressured to take topless photos early in her career that left her feeling “shameful” and unprotected.

Back in 2008, two years after The Hills first premiered, nude photos of the reality star surfaced online. “I took these photos years ago, when I was just out of high school and beginning to model,” Patridge said in a statement to TMZ at the time, per MTV News. “I was young and very trusting of others, and I didn’t know to protect myself. It is a lesson learned, for myself, and hopefully for the young girls who look up to me.”

In a recent episode of Bachelor Nation alum Nick Viall’s podcast, The Viall Files, she reflected further on the experience of shooting the photos as well as how the media and public responded to them. “I was kind of guided and peer-pressured in certain situations that I wish I could say, ‘No,’ and be strong with my ‘No’ and not fall into peer pressure with, you know, topless photos,” she said, per People.

If that experience weren’t traumatic enough, it was “devastating” to Patridge when the photos were then published online and judged by the general public. “People [spun] it into a judgmental, negative way, and then it makes you feel shameful and bad about yourself,” she said. 

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It was actually Patridge’s Hills costar Justin Bobby who helped the reality star cope with the controversy and breach of trust. “[He] was like, ‘Who cares? They’re boobs. Everybody has boobs. Stop freaking out about it,'” she said. “For me, I had to put things in perspective where it was like, ‘Alright, who cares?'”

Ultimately, Audrina Patridge hopes being vocal about her experience will help other young women who are going through similar ordeals. “Navigating your early 20s and teens is hard, and those choices you do sometimes have to live with,” she said. “You learn from them, but then you can teach other people from what you’ve been through.”


Looks Like Lilibet Diana Finally Met Her Grandpa

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may or may not still be mid-feud with his famously stuffy royal family, but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not so salty that they’d keep their one-year-old daughter Lilibet Diana from meeting her grandfather Prince Charles while they were in town. The Sussexes flew into the London with their two children to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee where, reportedly, Charles got to meet the youngest member of the family. 

An anonymous royal source told People, “It was a fantastic visit. The prince was delighted to see his grandson and meet his granddaughter for the first time.” This insider added, “It was very special to have some time with [Archie]. He hadn’t met Lilibet, his granddaughter, and so to meet her for the first time was very emotional—it was a wonderful thing.” You know how granddads get.

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It’s perhaps worth a reminder at this point that during that interview (you know the one), Meghan and Harry said that certain members of the royal family had openly fretted about the skin-color of her future child. Later, a tell-all book indicated that it was Charles who had asked the skin-tone question (via Page Six), which the Palace Denied.

While the family was officially in town for the Jubilee, they also celebrated Lilibet’s first birthday while in the U.K. According to the Sun, Harry and Meghan threw their baby girl an “informal” backyard birthday party at Frogmore Cottage, where they had cake and snacks and party games. The Sun‘s source also revealed that Lilibet Diana got to meet her great-grandmother the Queen on this visit, as well as some of her royal second-cousins. 

William and Kate missed the festivities due to a prior Jubilee-related engagement, but we’re rooting for them to all get together eventually. A playdate with Prince Louis is bound to be a ball.


Is This a Photo of Paris Hilton in 2004, or 2022?

Now that Hilton has re-emerged into the public consciousness, reborn and better than ever like an extremely wealthy phoenix from the ashes, it seems only right that her most famous fashion staple has evolved along with her. In 2022, Hilton is wearing her tracksuit a little looser than in the old days, letting her hoodie reach all the way below the waistline of her pants. And instead of the bright magenta or teal of the 2000s, this matching set features a two-toned light and dark purple-ish gray color-blocking. Looking very closely, you can see that the jeweled embellishments on the leg read “Boss Babe.”

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Hilton looks happy and radiant posing for the paps. After a few years of relative obscurity, The Simple Life star is now back on TV screens, happily engaged, toying with the press on her social media, and an advocate against child abuse. Everyone underestimated Paris Hilton once, but it’s not likely to happen again. I am legitimately so happy for her.


It This a Photo of Paris Hilton in 2004, or 2022?

Now that Hilton has re-emerged into the public consciousness, reborn and better than ever like an extremely wealthy phoenix from the ashes, it seems only right that her most famous fashion staple has evolved along with her. In 2022, Hilton is wearing her tracksuit a little looser than in the old days, letting her hoodie reach all the way below the waistline of her pants. And instead of the bright magenta or teal of the 2000s, this matching set features a two-toned light and dark purple-ish gray color-blocking. Looking very closely, you can see that the jeweled embellishments on the leg read “Boss Babe.”

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Hilton looks happy and radiant posing for the paps. After a few years of relative obscurity, The Simple Life star is now back on TV screens, happily engaged, toying with the press on her social media, and an advocate against child abuse. Everyone underestimated Paris Hilton once, but it’s not likely to happen again. I am legitimately so happy for her.


27 Fourth of July Songs to Add to Your Party Playlist

The billowing smoke of a backyard barbecue and glimmering displays of fireworks might await you, but what’s a party without a solid 4th of July songs playlist?

While it’s hard for many of us to feel patriotic this year after Roe v. Wade has been overturned, it’s important to continually find joy where we can. And maybe that includes a curation of catchy chart-toppers to listen to by the lake. 

The best songs for this holiday transcend genres—from earworm pop songs like Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” to a truly spectacular rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston, there’s not a single musical niche that has to go unheard this Independence Day. They vary in subject matter, too. For every empowering anthem like Katy Perry’s “Firework,” there’s a song that calls for protest or points out the many hypocrisies that exist in society. Because to be truly patriotic, we must ask ourselves how we can make this country a better place for all. 

Below, are the best 4th of July songs to add to your party playlist.

“Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus (2009)

“Party in the U.S.A.” is arguably the most electrifying pop song about the allure of the American dream. And though we play it every year, the incessant rewind never gets old. It quite literally creates a party in the U.S.A., no matter where you live. 

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“The Star Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston (1991)

Etched into our collective memory for its sky-rocketing notes and fervent delivery, this rendition of the national anthem is a playlist no-brainer. 

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“American Life” by Madonna (2003)

Techno EDM juxtaposed with questioning your identity within modern society lies ahead. Just like Madonna quips, “This type of modern life is for me.”

Ketanji Brown Jackson Was Just Sworn In to the Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn into the Supreme Court this afternoon, becoming the first Black woman justice in the court’s 232-year history. 

Jackson was nominated by President Joe Biden following Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement earlier this year. She was confirmed by the Senate in April after her nomination in February, which fulfilled Biden’s campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the Court. 

In a statement announcing her nomination, the White House applauded Jackson’s “exceptional credentials, unimpeachable character, and unwavering dedication to the rule of law.”

Her swearing in comes at a time when the Supreme Court is facing extreme scrutiny over a number of decisions handed down over the past week, including its vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and the legalization of concealed weapons nationwide. Just today, June 30, SCOTUS handed down a ruling which curbs the Environmental Protection Agency»s ability to regulate carbon emissions, inhibiting the White House’s efforts to fight climate change.

Jackson will join liberal justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, who, along with Breyer, voted against overturning Roe

With Jackson’s appointment, the liberal minority is now exclusively made up of women.  Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the fourth woman on the Court, leans conservative and voted in favor of abolishing the constitutional protection of a woman’s right to choose.

Though Jackson’s addition to the court will not move the idealogical balance, her presence is seen by many as a symbol of hope.


Ketanji Brown Jackson Was Just Sworn into the Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn into the Supreme Court this afternoon, becoming the first Black woman justice in the Court’s 232-year history. 

Jackson was nominated by President Joe Biden following Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement earlier this year. She was confirmed by the Senate in April after her nomination in February, which fulfilled Biden’s campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the Court. 

In a statement announcing her nomination, the White House applauded Jackson’s “exceptional credentials, unimpeachable character, and unwavering dedication to the rule of law.”

Her swearing in comes at a time when the Supreme Court is facing extreme scrutiny over a number of decisions handed down over the past week, including its vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and the legalization of concealed weapons nationwide. Just today, June 30, SCOTUS handed down a ruling which curbs the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions, inhibiting the White House’s efforts to fight climate change.

Jackson will join liberal Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, who, along with Breyer, voted against overturning Roe

With Jackson’s appointment, the liberal minority is now exclusively made up of women.  Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the fourth woman on the Court, leans conservative, and voted in favor of abolishing the constitutional protection of a woman’s right to choose.

Though her addition to the Court will not move the idealogical balance, her presence is seen by many as a symbol of hope.


Jennifer Lopez Wore the Cropped Version of This Menswear-Inspired Staple

Jennifer Lopez’s approach to style isn’t always what you might call “relatable,” per se, but every now and then she puts together a ‘fit we normies can actually realistically copy. J.Lo posted a selfie of her clean, down-to-basics midweek look to her Instagram on Wednesday, with the caption, “Happy hump day.”

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She’s wearing a boxy, DKNY button-down in crisp white with two front pockets—which you can get a better look at on the brand’s website. The “camp shirt” is a chic play on a prep school classic, with a cropped hem, sharp collar, and oversized short sleeves. It is also an approachable $79, which helps. 

Lopez styled the top with pared-down glam, including a daytime smokey eye, nude gloss, and hair pulled back in what looks to be an elegant low bun. She is also wearing that monumentally-sized engagement ring of hers, lest anyone forget who her fiancé is. 

We have been blessed with a lot of A+ J.Lo content lately—for which we are eternally grateful—both on her social media and on the streets. Never known for being camera-shy, Jenny from the Block has been pictured serving fresh looks while smooching her man on set, while making the talk show rounds, while attending Halftime premiere after-parties, as well as on the ‘Gram. 

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18 Effortless Sundresses to Beat the Heat

A cool ocean breeze is probably the ideal way to beat the summer heat, but for those of you surrounded by smoldering concrete—not idyllic water—sundresses for women are here to help. There’s a reason these airy pieces are a hero of warm-weather dressing: Equal parts effortless and elegant, sundresses for women—which are mostly made from lightweight cotton or linen—are uniquely suited to keeping you cool on the hottest days of the year. 

Their easygoing silhouettes (whether in mini, midi, or maxi form) also solve one of the biggest challenges of dressing in the heat. You don’t need much else to feel put-together—just grab a cute beach bag, slip into some suede Birkenstock sandals, and push your shades onto your head. Oh, and don’t forget the hat—or your SPF

With July 4th around the corner, your closet is probably already stacked with all your favorite summer clothes. Of course, if you’re still in the market for a cute dress for summer—there are some really good 4th of July clothing sales happening right now, FYI—scroll down to shop some of our favorite summer sundresses, including an embroidered linen shirtdress that’s perfect for wearing to the office and a one-shoulder number that wouldn’t feel out of place at a garden wedding

Midi Sundresses

Not so hot take: Some of the best dresses are midi dresses. Endlessly wearable, these calf-length styles (or sometimes ankle-length, if you’re petite) provide enough coverage for work or dinner settings without overwhelming you in fabric. Their cropped length is also perfect to show off your favorite summer shoes.

Mini Sundresses

If you’re a mini-or-bust kind of person in the heat, take a look at some of these beauties. There are cutout swing dresses, spaghetti-strap slips, elevated babydoll styles, and sleeveless A-line dresses with smocked details. No need to keep things neutral either—these short dresses are all about vibrant solid colors and prints. 

Maxi Sundresses 

What with their floaty fabrics and floor-grazing hems, there’s something so freeing about slipping into a maxi dress. While some flowy dresses can read too beachy or boho, there are plenty of long dresses you can wear out and about in the city. A few favorites include Dôen’s short-sleeve crochet and cotton eyelet dress, which is the ideal sundress in our book: It’s made to last and looks and feels weightless on, plus it can be thrown over a bikini as a cover-up or styled with barely there sandals for an alfresco aperitivo at your favorite restaurant. Farm Rio’s floral print dress is also a great option for an outdoor wedding—it’s not too fussy, but it’s also not your textbook beach dress. 

Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be Sworn into the Supreme Court Today

Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn into the Supreme Court this afternoon, becoming the first Black woman justice in the Court’s 232-year history. 

Jackson was nominated by President Joe Biden following Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement earlier this year. She was confirmed by the Senate in April after her nomination in February, which fulfilled Biden’s campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the Court. 

In a statement announcing her nomination, the White House applauded Jackson’s “exceptional credentials, unimpeachable character, and unwavering dedication to the rule of law.”

Her swearing in comes at a time when the Supreme Court is facing extreme scrutiny over a number of decisions handed down over the past week, including its vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and the legalization of concealed weapons nationwide. Just today, June 30, SCOTUS handed down a ruling which curbs the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions, inhibiting the White House’s efforts to fight climate change.

Jackson will join liberal Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, who, along with Breyer, voted against overturning Roe

With Jackson’s appointment, the liberal minority is now exclusively made up of women.  Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the fourth woman on the Court, leans conservative, and voted in favor of abolishing the constitutional protection of a woman’s right to choose.

Though her addition to the Court will not move the idealogical balance, her presence is seen by many as a symbol of hope.