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Frozen II Has Screened, See What People Are Saying

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Six years ago the original Frozen came out, practically from nowhere, and it changed the world. It wasn’t simply a massive box office hit that made over $1 billion, thought, to be sure it did all that, it was also a cultural phenomenon. Anna and Elsa instantly became idols to millions of children and “Let it Go” was on permanent repeat in every minivan in the world.

Now, six years later, the sequel is here, and based on the early reactions, we should probably all get ready for an encore performance. Based on the reactions to last night’s premiere, Frozen II isn’t simply good, many are saying it’s better than the original. Skyler Schuler of The DisInsider says that everything about the new film exceeds the original.

The trailers have shown a movie that certainly looked darker than the original, and now based on the reactions it seems that was certainly the case. Drew Talylor‘s comments about Frozen II largely echo those of Schuler, though, he also adds that the new movie is visually impressive. He’s also very glad that Jonathan Groff’s Kristoff finally has a real song of his own, since he was criminally overlooked in the first movie.

Lets talk about the music. The Frozen soundtrack was impressive pretty much from top to bottom, but it was, of course, Idina Menzel’s solo number, “Let it Go” that blew everything else out of the water. The biggest task potentially in front of Frozen II when it comes to exceeding the original, was going to be in the music. However, Business Insider‘s Jason Guerrasio is of the opinion that Idina Menzel’s new song “Into the Unknown” is going to meet the challenge.

While a sequel to Frozen was an obvious decision after the original’s success, even with Disney’s pattern of not making theatrical sequels to animated films, there was, and still is, honestly still a big question about just how the new film is going to attract an audience. Six years is a longer amount of time to wait for a sequel than people are used to these days. The young audience that embraced the first can change a lot in six years. If you were a 12-year-old kid enamored with Elsa the first time around, you’re probably getting ready to graduate high school about now. That’s a big change.

But that’s where Frozen II apparently excells. Clayton Davis says the movie understands its primary audience has grown up, and the movie is very much designed with that in mind.

If there’s a reaction that basically sums up the majority of the responses from the fans and critics who got to see Frozen II it’s probably Atom Tickets’ Alisha Grauso. She simply says that the care and attention put into every aspect of the movie is clear. She’s also letting everybody know that if you’re one who tends to cry at movies, you’ll probably want to bring tissues to this one.

Of course, you can’t expect literally every human being on the planet to love any movie. While I wasn’t able to find any responses from anybody who flat out didn’t like Frozen II, Forbes’ Scott Mendelson says that the movie is only “good” and that many of the elements others’ have praised aren’t quite as great as they appear.

Still, if “it’s good” is the worst thing anybody can say about Frozen II then Disney clearly has another hit on their hands. Odds are if you liked the first one you may love the sequel. We’ll all find out for sure when Frozen II hits theaters November 22.

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Dr. Lara Devgan on Her $12,849 Beauty Routine

I’ve been having a little bit of a hair clip moment lately: Deborah Pagani has these really cute clips ($45). I typically will just put a couple of clips in and sometimes toss up my hair in a bun if I’m going into surgery, and then if I have a more special day, or I’m seeing patients in the office, then I’ll wear it long.

My morning skin care routine: mostly free because of my job (but if I paid it would be $690)

When you’re 16 and you wake up with a pillow crease after sleeping, it’s gone in five minutes, but when you’re 35 and you wake up with a pillow crease, it’s not gone until 10 A.M. I try my very hardest to sleep on my back to avoid positional wrinkles, but sometimes I wake up on my face, and this silk pillowcase ($85) by my friend Nell Diamond [founder of Hill House Home] makes me feel better about it. When it comes to skin care, I obviously love my own products. I’ll use my Platinum Eye Repair Complex ($215) and Hyaluronic Serum ($245) and SPF 45 ($145), which is a BB cream, religiously. And that’s my morning routine! I like to keep it fairly minimalistic—I like few products that have high efficacy. I’m a busy person; I’m not the 12-step skin care routine girl.

My morning makeup routine: $374

I’m so over Instagram makeup. I want a functional, easy look that looks good in real life. I love what Gucci Westman has done with Westman Atelier. I use a little bit of her blush stick in Petal ($50). And then I use her foundation stick ($68) just for a little bit of light freshening on my face. I also love the Able Cosmetics eyeliner ($27) and mascara ($29). I pull off a cat eye about once a week, but this is my go-to look. My last steps are my Platinum Lip Plump ($50), an incredible lip plumper that enhances the natural pink tones in your lips, and Long Lash growth serum ($150) on my lashes and brows.

My signature scent: $26

The fragrance I wear is called Truth by Calvin Klein ($26), which sadly isn’t made anymore. I think I was the only person who ever bought, so it’s been discontinued! It was the fragrance I wore when my husband and I started dating, so it’s sentimental to me. He really loves it and made me say that I would always wear it. So I have to special order it from who-knows-where. I buy it in bulk, 20 at a time, every few years.

My evening makeup routine: $112

Even at night, I like to keep my make up pretty minimal. I think that good skin looks better than good makeup. So I’ll do something smoky with a Chanel eye quad ($62), with a little bit of a heavier brow using Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder ($23), and a more winged eye with Able Cosmetics liquid liner ($27). What’s cool about the liner is that it comes with a slanted rubber-tipped cap so you can use it as a guide if you need.

My evening skin care routine: free because of my job (but if I paid it would be $900)

I actually like to wash my face and my hands as soon as I walk in the door. I use lukewarm water and my Platinum Revitalizing Cleanser ($65). It helps me unwind from the day and make sure I never fall asleep in my makeup. Then I play with my kids, have dinner, and hang out with my husband. I have a totally naked face situation for probably about four or five hours before I do any kind of skin care routine. I think that it allows my skin to reacclimate to its normal milieu. I’ll do my skin care routine right before I go to bed. After I brush with my Apa Beauty toothbrush ($250), I use my Platinum Vitamin C+ Luminous Night Serum ($145) and Glow Serum ($295) and if my skin is feeling dry, my Recovery Cream ($145). Then I like to use my Long Lash again. I’m really into eyelashes.

My in-office treatments: free because of my job (but if I paid it would be $9,200)

I definitely practice what I preach in terms of maintenance and injectables. I do a very conservative and judicious amount of Botox ($1,200) and fillers (averaging around $3,500). I get my own signature Gold Microinfusion Microneedling facial ($3,000), which includes Botox, fillers, and PRP (platelet rich plasma). I also do PRP scalp injections ($1,500), which have been amazing. I had a lot of hair loss after my pregnancies and PRP is a really nice way of encouraging your hair follicles to wake up.

My supplement routine: $13

I take a drugstore brand multivitamins (~$5), and actually, I take a pre-natal vitamin (~$8) even though I’m not expecting. I think prenatal vitamins are actually really good for anyone over 30, if it’s cleared with your doctor. They’re very rich in biotin and folate, so that helps give you really pretty hair.

My fitness routine: $360

I love The Class by Taryn Toomey ($165 for pack of 5 classes). Taryn is a friend of mine—I love what she’s done to make an ordinary exercise class into a spiritual experience. She’s very cool and brilliant. For more routine exercise, I love Physique 57 ($195 for a pack of 8 classes). But I also love just hanging out and walking around with my kids in Central Park. We go to Central Park, The Met, or the Natural History Museum pretty much almost every single weekend.

What to Wear to a Work Holiday Party: 6 Outfit Ideas

Office holiday parties can often be tricky to navigate—and picking out the right outfit is just the beginning. We’ve cleared up the what-to-wear debate, because we know you’ve been struggling to choose between looking professional and looking chic—or simply wearing an ugly (but hilarious) holiday sweater. The perfect work holiday party dress, though, might come from an unexpected source: celebrity style.

Ahead, we break down six perfect celebrity outfits that can translate into a solid work holiday party dress. Get ready to make an appropriately festive entrance at your company bash.

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Nico Tortorella and Bethany C. Meyers Have Finally Defined Their Relationship

Bethany C. Meyers: Now, if we even have a crush or are stalking someone on Instagram—we just have a conversation about it right away. Nobody would be going on a date without the other person knowing. If there’s somebody I see on Instagram, I’m sending them to Nico being like, “What about this person? What do you think?” And vice versa. That’s something that’s part of our daily relationship. Then if I was out with some friends and thought, “Oh, I might be taking this person home,” I would send a text message to Nico right away like, “Hey, heads up this might be happening.” It’s not always some big sit down huge conversation—it’s more always keep the other person in the loop.

Tortorella: It’s important from a practical standpoint, too. Like for having safe sex or getting tested. And logistically, if we’re both in New York and one of us is out and meets somebody, they’ll go to their apartment. We’re not bringing people home and being like, “Hey babe, can you go to the couch tonight?” All power to couples that bring people to their own home, but we have the resource and privilege. We also have a house upstate. We can be like, “Hey, babe I’m going upstate for the weekend,” or, “Hey, babe I’m going to rent a hotel room for a couple nights.”

Help your partner embrace their identity, fully

Tortorella: What’s super special about our relationship is how we’ve transitioned at the same time, in tandem, over the years. We’ve really used fashion and self-expression as a way to indicate who we are on the inside. I always wanted to step out of what was the norm or what was expected of who we were and where we grew up. So when Bethany and I met, we started playing dress up together. Still, to this day, so much of who we are is just two kids playing dress up. Yes, sometimes it completely goes in line with our gender expression. But others it doesn’t. It doesn’t have to be taken so seriously all the time.

One thing Bethany isn’t the biggest fan of is when I put on a heel platform and I’m towering above everyone, but we figure it out. We work it out.

Meyers: It’s been really fun to watch us dress each other up over the years. One of our hobbies has always been going vintage shopping. That’s something we do everywhere we go. I think what’s been kind of interesting more recently, even this year, is watching Nico help me find boys pants that fit me. Or show me how to wear a button up, help me find more masculine-presenting clothing, and show me how to fix my hair. I think for Nico I’ve done the same. Like telling them, “These tights would work better underneath this dress,” or, “Use that makeup.” It’s fun, as Nico said, to play within our own gender expressions but also helping the other person explore other looks.

Lil Baby Is Kind Of Humble-Bragging, But, Then Again, Not Really, In ‘Woah’

Lil Baby‘s wallet meets the height requirement to ride on a roller coaster at an amusement park. The wealthy (after rich, then wealthy, there’s wealthy) rapper likes to give fans the inside scoop on how he makes bragging an art form so he’s graciously released a new single named “Woah” that’s the king of flexes. By centering a song around an ad-lib, Lil Baby makes it that much more of an earworm. So while you’re swallowing spoonfuls of envy soup, you’ll be anxiously reciting each and every word, aching for just a slice of this pie.

The average price range for traditional metal braces is anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000. Now imagine not needing any dental corrective work but somehow having $100,000 in your mouth in the form of fancy denticles. That, my friends, is rich. Lil Baby cackles about his bottomless pockets over an exhilaratingly fast beat, all the while exclaiming “Woah!” on the chorus as if even he can’t believe he has this kind of money. But then he clears it up with “Work hard and determined/ It’s safe to say I earned it,” which he delivers with a smirk and, presumably, him popping his own collar in excitement.

Lil Baby dropped the video for “Out The Mud” with Future in September. In August, he channeled Scarface with DaBaby for the video for their collaboration, “Baby.”

Listen to Lil Baby’s humble-bragging (it’s arguable if it’s even humble at all) up above.

Chrissy Teigen Apologizes for ‘Tone Deaf and Icky’ Tweet About Her Mom’s Spending

Chrissy Teigen, prolific tweeter and all-around national treasure, is never afraid to say what’s on her mind—even if that means she makes a mistake from time to time. She’s also not afraid to own said mistakes and apologize when she thinks it’s necessary, which she just did after a recent tweet didn’t go over so well with some of her fans.

Here’s what went down. Teigen tweeted what she meant to be a joke about her mom, writing, “My mom treats her air pods like they’re disposable. buys a few a month. she says they would be easier to not lose if they had….a cord.”

Some fans were upset at what they perceived as a comment that flaunted Teigen’s wealth and privilege. “Me, reading this after spending the night googling selling plasma. Why so many people follow these out of touch rich people is beyond me. And let’s not even get into the environmental implications of this,” one person commented. “Cool. I can’t afford to see the heart specialist my primary told me I need to see,” another tweeted. Another said simply, “Your family needs higher taxes.”

Teigen, unlike some celebrities, did not go on the defensive and instead addressed the feedback in a series of tweets. “Oh man I haven’t checked my mentions for a bit and I didn’t realize how many people were super pissed off about this. It was meant as a joke (and exaggeration) about how my mom doesn’t realize air pods are with a cord are headphones but it came across as super tone deaf and icky,” she wrote.

“I promise I will not always say the right thing in the right way but I also promise I hate disappointing or pissing you guys off,” she continued. “I’m sorry and I will do better to not be such an asshole.”

She even responded directly to some fans.-

Chrissy Teigen’s mentions are now filled with people either thanking Teigen for addressing the issue and those who thought it was funny in the first place. I guess that’s what amounts to a successful day on Twitter in 2019.

Gender Stereotypes Initiative Toy Cars Mercedes Benz USA and Mattel

When is the last time you saw young girls playing with toy cars on a TV commercial? If you thought, I honestly don’t know, you’re not the only one. According to the National Science Board, women only represent 29% of the current science and engineering workforce, a figure that translates to what young girls are exposed to in their formative years. While social stereotypes are changing, the majority of the world still equals pink and dolls to girls and blue and cars to boys. That’s why Mercedes-Benz USA and Mattel decided they needed to do their part to not only challenge outdated tropes, but also empower girls to realize the opportunities available to them.

Earlier this year, the car company released the video (see below) on gender stereotypes that racked up millions of views almost instantly. In the two-minute clip, first-grade girls are given various toys to play with and asked why they didn’t choose a toy car. From “that’s for boys, not for girls” to “that’s a boy toy,” the young girls explain why they didn’t give certain toys a second thought. Only when they are introduced to Ewy Rosqvist, a Swedish racing champion who made history for being the first woman to enter and win one of the toughest rallies in the world—the Argentinian Grand Prix—did they realize how they were limiting their choices—and future. Watch (and warning, expect emotions):

Mercedes-Benz partnered with Matchbox to make Ewy’s car into a toy version and gift it to girls all over the country. Now, on National STEM/STEAM Day, both companies have announced that 50,000 young girls across the nation will not only get toy cars, but will engage in programs tied to science, technology, engineering and math to challenge gender stereotypes.

Mercedes-Benz also released an updated version of the widely-shared video, and announced that their “No Limits” program will launch special workshops in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City. From now until February 2020, girls across the U.S. through more than 100 organizations will engineer toy racetracks, design cars, engage with female role models and attend STEM workshops through programs designed to expand how they see their future.

“Whatever they aspire to be, we want all children to dream big, dream bold and never give up on that dream,” says Mark Aikman, general manager of marketing services for Mercedes-Benz US. “We’ve seen that stories like Ewy’s – championing women trailblazers and achievers – can have a big impact by calling into question the gender stereotypes that children may inadvertently adopt.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 26: Young girls from Brooklyn’s Digital Girl Inc. were the first of 50,000 children across the U.S. to receive new Matchbox cars by Mercedes-Benz and Mattel celebrating “No Limits” in honor of November’s STEM Day on October 26, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)Mike Pont/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz

The Ewy Rosqvist Matchbox toy replica will be sold in stores nationwide beginning in December. For more information and a list of participating organizations in the “No Limits” campaign, click here.

Ho Ho Ho From The Jo Bros! Jonas Brothers’ Festive Bop ‘Like It’s Christmas’ Is Here

Twelve long years after Jonas Brothers gifted us the certified holiday jam “Girl of My Dreams” — which featured memorable lyrics like, “You can take this awesome scarf my grandma made for me!” — the boys are back with another festive bop.

This time around, the brothers Jonas have unwrapped “Like It’s Christmas,” a loved-up tune about finding that special someone who makes every day feel like a holiday. “Feelin’ like the first thing on your wish list / Right up at the top,” they sing, before joyfully declaring, “You make every day feel like it’s Christmas / Every day that I’m with you.” Throw in a finger-snapping beat, falsettos, and some horns and sleigh bells, and you’ve got an instant Christmas classic.

“Like It’s Christmas” arrives after Kevin, Joe, and Nick teased the tune earlier this week with a drawing of them grinning and wearing Santa hats. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Nick revealed that releasing a new holiday song was a “dream” of theirs.

“That’s a great feeling to try to have one of those songs that can live on. Holiday songs, Christmas songs are that vehicle in a sense,” he said. “We leaned into the classic sounds of Christmastime while giving a new beat and new feel. We’re excited for people to hear it.”

The new single marks yet another milestone of JB’s comeback, after the band gave us a new album, Happiness Begins, a candid documentary, and an ongoing world tour. Their reunion is truly the gift that keeps on giving!

Noah Cyrus Revamps ‘July’ With A New Verse From Leon Bridges

After celebrating Halloween with the release of “fuckyounoah” and its twisted, bloody video, Noah Cyrus is turning her attention back to “July.”

The tender alt-country single arrived over the summer, alongside a video in which the 19-year-old wanders away from a toxic relationship and contemplates a fresh slate. Now, she’s updated “July” by turning it into a soulful duet featuring Leon Bridges. While Cyrus’s portion of the song remains untouched, Bridges tweaks the second verse by telling her, “So tell me to leave, I’ll pack my bags, get on the road / Find someone who gives you all of the things I could not, no.”

Ultimately, his addition to the song throws a new perspective into the mix and makes Cyrus’s feelings about leaving seem all the more valid. Listen to the revamped “July” below.

Cyrus’s new version of “July” follows both “fuckyounoah” and the choir-assisted “Lonely.” Speaking about the new duet in a press release, she said, “It’s such an honor to have Leon Bridges’ heart and voice on ‘July.'”

She continued, “I’ve been a fan of his for years, and to have an artist as credible as him, who is so artistically talented, who clearly loves music and puts his heart and soul into everything he does, is true a gift. I hope you all enjoy listening to this version, as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Alessia Cara’s New Song Is For Everyone Who Wants A Better Boyfriend This Christmas

If you’re one of those people who refuses to play Christmas music before December, you might want to reconsider. The slate of new holiday music releases is only growing, and Alessia Cara is the latest to hop on board, dropping “Make It To Christmas” on Friday (November 7).

Cara’s new tune begins with an arrangement of festive strings and bells, before she begins telling a tale of a relationship gone cold. “I don’t want to be angry at mistletoe,” she sings, even telling her lover that he can break her heart on Boxing Day; as long as they’re together on December 25. It’s not all doom and gloom, though — the mood and the music pick up considerably once she hits the chorus and asks, “This time of year is precious / Please, can we make it to Christmas?”

“Make It To Christmas” is Cara’s first release since her This Summer EP in September, which included the singles “Rooting for You,” “Ready,” “Okay Okay,” and “October.” The new song also arrives a couple weeks after Liam Payne shared a similarly sentimental song about wanting his relationship to survive the holidays. Hopefully Santa grants both of their wishes this year — we’re, ahem, rooting for them.