Bridgerton Star Phoebe Dynevor Doesn’t Think Season 2 Is Possible Right Now

If you’re like us, then you’re completely and utterly obsessed with Netflix’s Bridgerton and need to know if a second season is on its way.

The new Shonda Rhimes–produced series, which premiered on December 25, was adapted from the Julia Quinn romance novels and stars Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Jonathan Bailey, Golda Rosheuvel, and Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown.

Based on initial reactions, it’s safe to say the series has taken viewers by surprise with its “Gossip Girl meets Pride & Prejudice meetsa little Fifty Shades of Grey” vibes. So much so that fans are desperate for any information regarding a potential new season.

Without spoiling anything, the season finale left us with lots of questions that only more episodes could answer. But will there be a Bridgerton season 2? Well, dear readers, here’s everything we know:

Bridgerton has not been renewed for a second season…yet. While season 2 has not been officially announced, it’s very likely we can expect more of Daphne and Simon after fans discovered that Production Weekly (via What’s on Netflix) listed the show as being renewed back in February. In fact, filming was reportedly scheduled to begin in July 2020 but had to be pushed to March 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The cast wants to return. Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington, recently told Radio Times, “I feel like we’ve established this big world, so I’d love to explore more of it.”

She added, “I’d love to go on that journey with her, to see how she’s changed. I’d really love to come back, because I feel like we’ve just scratched the surface. And because there’s such a huge cast in this show, there’s so much more of all the characters.”

The Duke of Hastings himself also told Oprah Mag he’d “absolutely” want to explore more of the Bridgerton world. “I think there are a lot of good stories to be told in this world,” Page said. “There’s a plethora of characters, and each of those characters has cousins, uncles, and dogs, and I think people enjoy exploring all of those depths and nooks and crannies.”

The show’s second season won’t be available any time soon, though. Much like The Crown, Bridgerton has a lengthy filming schedule, which means fans will likely have to wait until at least 2022 for Netflix to drop new episodes.


Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay Reunited on the Set of Law & Order: SVU

If you can’t wait for Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler’s long-overdue reunion on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, you’re in luck.

On January 15, Christopher Meloni shared a selfie from the set with his longtime SVU costar, Mariska Hargitay. This will be the first time their characters have been seen together since Meloni left the series back in May 2011—nearly ten years ago. “We are a little bit closer,” the actor captioned the black and white selfie. 

Is it weird that I miss seeing these guys together in abandoned storage units? Anyway, Hargitay shared her own selfie with the caption, “Now even closer.” 

Fans, of course, were overwhelmed with joy at seeing these two back together. “You’re going to give us all a straight up heart attack with this beautiful content,” one fan commented. 

Meloni starred in the police procedural from its premiere in 1999 to the finale of season 12 when Stabler retired from the force. Meanwhile, Hargitay has portrayed Benson throughout the entire series, which is currently in its 22nd season

After it was announced that Meloni would be starring in his own Dick Wolf spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime, back in March 2020, fans were sure it was only a matter of time before the iconic pair were back on screen together. They were right: News broke in May that Meloni would make a pit-stop on Law & Order: SVU before the launch of his own show.

At the time, Hargitay had the absolute best reaction to her costar’s return. “Happy Birthday @chris_meloni Congratulations and welcome home Elliot Stabler #It’sBeenAWhile #MissedYou #ElliotStabler,” she on Instagram alongside a throwback photo. 

“Saddle up gurl, we ridin again. And TY for all the BD wishes,” Meloni replied. These two!

While Organized Crime has been delayed following the exit of its showrunner, and is now set to premiere sometime in Spring 2021, Meloni has confirmed that Hargitay will make an appearance on his series as well. Partners for life. 


11 MLK Day Mattress Deals You Don’t Want to Sleep On

If your new year’s resolution is to get better sleep, you’re in luck, because the best MLK Day mattress deals of 2021 are here. Top brands like Casper, Leesa, and Allswell are granting us a much-needed upgrade in the snooze department, with big discounts on the best models around.

After a tumultuous start to 2021, good sleep is of utmost importance, but a great mattress tends to cost a pretty penny—so act while these markdowns are hot (and don’t sleep on bedding deals, either). There’s something for every type of sleeper to scoop up—from bundles to mattress covers and high-tech bed frames. Whether you’d rather drift off nuzzled in a plush cloud or need a heat-regulating mattress for night sweats, there’s a cushy deal that’s right for you. Ahead, the 11 best MLK Day mattress deals to shop now. 

Best MLK Day Mattress Deals 2021

As we’ve come to expect, Helix is holding a tiered sale with up to $200 off mattresses with codes NEWSLEEP200, 150, or 100 depending on how much you spend. Two free pillows are included with each deal, so you can finally retire that lumpy set you always said you would.

Midnight Mattress

$999$899

Helix

Dusk Luxe Mattress

$1,849$1,649

Helix

Although you can find Leesa at larger furniture retailers, you won’t find deals as good as the ones on its own website. For a limited time, Leesa is offering up to up to $400 off mattresses plus free organic sheets with purchase (a $160 value), and up to $877 off bundles including accessories like platform beds, mattress protectors, and pillows.

Leesa Original Mattress

$999$849

Leesa

Leesa Hybrid Mattress

$1,699$1,449

Leesa

For less tossing and turning and more sweet dreams, shop Casper’s MLK Day sale. Through January 21, you can save 15% off mattresses and 10% off pillows, sheets, and duvets. But that’s not all—for the brand’s Last Call Sale, you can save up to $865 on mattresses and 60% off bedding and more. No code required.

Best-Selling Bundle

$1,490$1,192

Casper

The Casper Queen Foam Mattress

$1,095$931

Casper

Every Nectar sleep mattress you buy today will come with $399 worth of bedding accessories. That means a free antimicrobial mattress protector, sheet set, and cooling pillow, which would normally run you hundreds of dollars more.

The Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

$1,198$799

Nectar

Nectar Lush Mattress

$1,898$1,499

Nectar

Score 15% off site-wide with code NEWYEAR15 through January 18. Discount includes mattresses, bedding, and everything else on the site.

The Allswell Luxe Hybrid

$645$548

Allswell

The Allswell Supreme

$985$837

Allswell

Layla is serving some seriously good deals over the holiday weekend. The brand is offering up to $200 off mattresses plus $300 worth of free accessories with your purchase. No code is needed to essentially save $500 worth of sleep gear. (Psst: You can get also $30 off its weighted blanket, which can help quell anxiety and sleep more soundly throughout the night).

Layla Hybrid Mattress

$1,646$1,449

Layla Sleep

Layla Weighted Blanket

$179$149

Layla Sleep

Tempur-Pedic is an OG in the mattress game, so you know you can trust the brand to deliver on the promise of good sleep. The brand dropped a few MLK Day deals, including 30% off its best-selling Cloud Mattress, 40% off toppers, and $300 instant gifts with qualifying mattress sets.

Temper-Cloud Mattress

$1,999$1,399

Tempur-Pedic

Tempur-Topper Supreme

$399$239

Tempur-Pedic

If you’re looking for more support, you’re going to want in on Saatva’s extended MLK Day deal. The brand is allowing you to save up to $200 on orders of $1,000 or more through January 18. 

Saatva Latex Hybrid

$1,799$1,599

Saatva

Saatva Classic Mattress

$1,399$1,199

Saatva

Helix’s eco-friendly mattress brand, Birch, is offering $200 off its natural mattress while supplies last, plus two free pillows. No code required and the deal is applicable to all sizes.

Birch Mattress

$1,499$1,299

Birch

Birch Natural Mattress

$1,049$849

Birch

Tuft & Needle is offering $150 off mattresses, including its Original mattress, which is a solid choice if you’re looking to keep things in the $500 price range, while the Hybrid is great for sleepers who want something plush but supportive.

Original Mattress

$595$545

Tuft & Needle

Hybrid Mattress

$1,495$1,345

Tuft & Needle

All of Amerisleep’s eco-friendly mattresses are available for 30% off with code AS30 through January 17.

AS2

$1,399$979

Amerisleep

AS3

$1,499$1,049

Amerisleep

15 Effortlessly Cool White Button-Downs to Snatch Up Now

White button-down shirts for women can be hit-or-miss. Either they’re too stiff or totally shapeless, too tight or comically oversized—or worse yet, deconstructed with hanging straps and cut-outs that look like something you’d find while shopping for straight jackets. Despite endless, sometimes questionable ways the office-ready shirt has shape-shifted over the years, it’s proven to stand the test of time, maintaining its status as an effortlessly cool closet staple with tons of versatility. Which is why we’ve stayed loyal to the minimalist workwear item, pairing it with everything from high-waisted jeans to slip dresses and chunky boots for a touch of edge.

Even while offices remain largely closed, the polished top offers casual professionalism for any Zoom meetings on your agenda, and reads stylish yet approachable when paired with stacked chains and bedhead. Layer it over a cozy knit dress or keep it classic with a half-tuck inside your favorite denim, and enjoy the payoff of appearing put-together regardless of the empty pint of ice cream that’s just chilling on your bedside table.

If your tops collection could use an update, shop the 15 best white button-down shirts for women that we’re scooping up for right now and the season ahead—complete with ruffly collars, statement sleeves, and classic silhouettes that will never go out of style.

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Finally, a Pimple Hack That Actually Works

It’s 2021, and chaos is all around us. We’re in the midst of extreme political turmoil, celebrity gossip has officially gone off the rails, and over on TikTok, teens are covering their entire faces in bandages in the name of good skin. 

The bandages aren’t for recovering from a pandemic nose job—although those are on the rise—but yet another weapon in the never-ending war against acne. In a trend that appears to be started by user @May_us, whose video has racked up over 1.8 million views, users are covering large swathes of their faces with hydrocolloid bandages—clear dressings that are traditionally used to heal blisters and wounds. 

“Hydrocolloid is a hydrophilic material that attracts water,” says Shereene Idriss, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. “Traditionally, it’s used on open wounds to promote a moist environment and decrease healing time. With regards to acne, it helps to decrease the intensity of a pimple by extracting the inflammatory exudate without physical manipulation.” In other words, it sucks out the fluid, leaving white specks on the once-clear bandage, without risking the scarring that comes from popping. 

Like most beauty trends on TikTok, this isn’t exactly a new idea, but a regurgitation of a hack that was floating around on blogs before hydrocolloid pimple patches were available in a mass market setting. (Personally, I was a huge fan of this method in high school and college.) But while previous iterations of the trick involved cutting the bandages to size before applying like I did, Gen Z is just slapping the bandages all over their faces, regardless if there’s a pimple there or not. Whether this is for dramatic effect on camera or because they think it has additional skin care benefits is unclear. 

What is clear though is that the viral hack actually works. As the videos demonstrate, the bandages behave in the exact same was as any other hydrocolloid acne patches do. Idriss says they use the same technology, but pimple patches are usually designed to be thinner and invisible on your skin. However, she notes that there is a difference between the bandages and certain pimple patches that are loaded with active ingredients like tea tree or salicylic acid, which are designed to enhance breakout healing. No matter if you use a bandage or speciality pimple patch, there’s also the added benefit of keeping your hands off the spot, which is key to preventing scarring down the line. 

So is there any benefit to using a larger bandage over a specialty patch? Are the teens actually on to something here? Idriss says not really. “Economically speaking, buying a large hydrocolloid bandage instead of specifically made patch may not always be in your best interest as the larger one may not adhere optimally as well when cut into small pimple size patches,” she says. In her opinion, the only time where it would be beneficial to use a larger bandage is if you have a larger surface with lots of acne, like across your cheeks or jaw. However, Idriss notes that there’s more potential for skin irritation with a larger patch, so that’s something to keep in mind. 

In addition to irritation, Idriss worries that TikToker’s aren’t practicing proper hygiene and leaving the patches on too long. “When using a bandage, it’s super important to change them every 12 hours at least, and to discard them, followed by practicing appropriate skin hygiene,” she says. “The last thing you would want is to create a moist environment and breeding ground for bacteria and yeast to thrive in, which would make things worse.” 

She also points out that this could be a literal Band-Aid on a larger problem. “Regardless if you are team bandage or patch, hydrocolloid dressings treat the symptom and not the root cause of your acne,” she says. “Acne is not created equal across the board and can be due to various causes. If your acne is extensive enough to warrant a bandage instead of a single occasional patch, you may want to consider treating the underlying issue first instead of risk getting perpetual breakouts that can lead to scarring.” 

Whichever route you decide to take, we rounded up some of the best acne patches and hydrocolloid bandages to use, below.

All Health Advanced Fast Healing Hydrocolloid Gel Bandages

Band-Aid Hydro Seal Extra Large Adhesive Bandages

Starface Hydro-Stars

$22

Starface

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Acne Patch Duo

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch

$6

Dermstore

Peach Slices Deep Blemish Microdarts

$9

Peach Slices

ᐧBella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_. 

Melania Trump Roasted for Tweeting About the ‘Legacy’ of Her Anti-Bullying Platform

Oooh, the irony of Melania Trump’s latest Twitter kerfuffle. 

On Friday, January 15, the first lady tweeted a message about the “legacy” of Be Best, her White House initiative focusing on issues facing children in America—including, wait for, it, social media and cyberbullying

“As the legacy of #BeBest comes to a close at the @WhiteHouse, we must continue to give a voice to our Nation’s children & the issues that impact their lives,” Trump tweeted. “It’s the values & spirit of the American people that inspired Be Best & it’s those values that will carry on its mission.” 

Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up. Melania Trump—the wife of arguably the world’s biggest bully who, don’t forget, was kicked off Twitter—is tweeting about the “legacy” of an anti-bullying initiative. The U.S. House of Representatives literally ruled days before FLOTUS posted this that President Donald Trump’s combative, blatantly false tweets in large part caused January 6’s Capitol riot. His bullying tweets helped incite literal insurrection! Meanwhile, Melania Trump wants to talk about Be Best’s “legacy!” The mind boggles! 

Of course, folks on Twitter are thinking the same thing. “The legacy of #BeBest is that your husband is banned from social media,” Vox journalist Aaron Rupar tweeted. 

“Thank you, First Lady. Your Be Best initiative cleared social media of its biggest cyber bully. Thank you for your effort and all you’ve done,” someone else wrote. 

A third added, “Your husband is the biggest online bully the world’s ever seen. Your mission failed miserably.”

View some more reactions, below: 

This tweet just about sums it up: “What legacy? Your husband demonstrated to children all over America that bullying wasn’t just okay, it was something the President of the United States does. He modeled childish temper tantrums and insults for four years. That’s your legacy, lady.”

Drew Barrymore Says She Got Back on a Dating App After Watching Bridgerton

On January 15, Drew Barrymore welcomed Bridgerton stars Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor onto her talk show to dish on the hit Netflix series. After asking the pair how they felt about their families watching the show’s more R-rated moments—Dynevor did a lot of fast-forwarding when she watched with her grandparents—Barrymore revealed her own experience.

“I got back on a dating app during Bridgerton,” Barrymore told the stars. “I was like, ‘I’m not dead, I’m not dead.'” She continued to fan herself with her own Regency-era-inspired prop before admitting, “For me, that was a big step.”

A big step, indeed. During a September interview with Jane Fonda, who declared she’s “swearing off men,” Barrymore said she’s felt similarly since her third divorce in 2016. “I think I’m there and have been there for the past five years,” The Wedding Singer star said. 

She continued, “I’m not closed for business, but I have been in exactly that mentality for the last five years thinking, ‘I just don’t have the bandwidth, I just can’t fit it in.’” Well, maybe now she will!

Honestly, part of the appeal of The Drew Barrymore Show is the actor’s ability to draw in Hollywood’s A-list talent, particularly because, well, she’s one of them. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to watch Barrymore fangirl over some fresh blood. 

Of course, Bridgerton has become famous for its sex-scenes, often accompanied by some orchestral rendition of a pop or R&B hit. In a recent Glamour interview, Bridgerton‘s intimacy coordinator, Lizzy Talbot, revealed there were so many sex scenes that they didn’t all make it into the final cut.

“There were a lot more characters that had a lot more to do that you didn’t actually get to see,” Talbot said. “I want to say nearly in the double digits.” Well, damn. 


Rupert Grint Is Living His Best New Dad Life

Glamour: You follow fewer than 100 accounts on Instagram. I’m going to read you some of the names: Lindsay Lohan, Elmo, a sculptor named Wilfred, Guy Fieri, an egg sandwich restaurant in Philadelphia, and an account called “MilfDad.” Do you consider yourself a “MILF Dad?”

Rupert Grint: MILF dad! I don’t even know what a “MILF dad” would be. I know MILF dad is a dad…and “MILFDad” is a clothing brand. But do I identify as a MILF dad? A DILF? Not really, no. I feel very comfortable being a dad. I am still kind of coming to terms with what being a dad is, but I’m loving it. I’m absolutely loving it.

Can you describe it? What does it feel like?

It’s so much fun. I feel like I’ve changed as a person for sure. It kind of happened overnight, lifestyle-wise. I stopped smoking straight away. I’ve started sleeping so much better—I used to be a horrific insomniac, now I’m sleeping. It’s interesting, experiencing it all during a pandemic. I think it’s made the whole experience even more intense and insular. It’s just been us, working it out in a house. I feel a lot more—I don’t know, weirdly relaxed. It’s been a very calming process for me. Obviously there are days when she is FULL on. But there’s something really nice about the routine. It’s got me in a good place, I think.

You’re starring in a TV show that’s about an incredibly creepy and upsetting situation with a baby, and you have a newborn. How did you deal with that?

It probably is the worst show to be a part of when you’ve just become a dad. [Laughs] We were filming it while Georgia was pregnant. The whole story of the show is this tragic loss of a child, and you’re surrounded by this baby stuff, and obviously the doll is horrific. So, yeah, it wasn’t the most relaxed place to be. But it’s given me a new insight into the psychology of losing a child and what that means and how powerful that love is. It’s something I wasn’t prepared for. It’s a whole new kind of love, which is kind of terrifying.

So. Jumping right off of that, you’re an incredibly famous ginger.

Yeah?

Do you feel pressure on behalf of your kind to be a ginger sex symbol?

No! [Laughs] I’ve never really thought about it. But you’re right, there aren’t a lot of us. I feel like when Harry Potter first started there weren’t many. Maybe like—god, I can’t even name them. Damien Lewis from Homeland! He’s the shining jewel in the ginger…crown. But no, I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve always enjoyed anything that makes you stand out.

I’m a huge fan of your partner, Georgia Groome. You two keep your relationship pretty private. Can you share a hint about what’s made your relationship work well long term?

It’s a very natural thing—we’re just best friends. We’re kind of the same person; we think the same way. That’s always made it work—that’s why it’s lasted. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is, but it works and it’s great.

Wow, even during quarantine, and quarantine with a baby?

Yeah, it’s been tough. It’s a time when you want as much support as you can get from your family and your friends; it’s a very isolating thing, this lockdown, so we really have kind of been on our own. But there’s positives with that. It’s been great to work everything out for ourselves, without so many opinions. We’ve really bonded with Wednesday. It’s been intense, but great.

How to Date Smarter in 2021

A new year is here but, like many of the things stressing us out, the demoralizing process that we refer to as modern dating (in a pandemic, no less) is much the same. But on a hopeful note, January is scientifically the best time of year to be online dating. When I was a single lady on the apps (which was basically all of my 20s), I would make lists of dating “resolutions” each year that ranged from “go on two dates per week” to “delete Tinder” to “stop dating emotionally unavailable fuccbois.” None of these were scientifically informed but the idea was to date better or rather, smarter, so I would waste less of my time.

It’s natural to want to create healthier, smarter habits at the beginning of the year (the “fresh start effect” is a real thing). But as with any resolution that affects your wellbeing, you want to be sure you’re setting goals that are backed by science. So, we turned to Logan Ury, a dating coach and Hinge’s Director of Relationship Science, whose forthcoming book, How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love, addresses how to set yourself up for dating success. According to a recent Hinge study, two out of three users are optimistic about dating in 2021 and feel confident that it’ll be better than 2020. Here’s hoping.

Since you’re definitely not going to be meeting anyone in a crowded bar anytime soon, read on for a few of her scientifically-informed strategies—or rather, your new resolutions—for dating effectively online in 2021.

1. Find your blindspots.

Whether it’s your first time or 100th dip into the dating pool, taking a moment to give yourself an honest self-evaluation is a healthy first step. From there, you can then begin to identify certain behaviors that might be preventing you from finding the connection you’re looking for.

“If you’ve been single for a while and you feel like there are certain patterns that are holding you back, I would really encourage people to be intentional,” says Ury. “Take a step back and say, ‘Why am I single?’ ‘What are my patterns?’ Someone’s pattern might be ‘I’m too picky. I rarely accept incoming matches and when I go out with them, I rarely go on a second date.’ Another one might be ‘I’m not picky enough. I don’t spend enough time thinking about who I want to invest my time in. I often end up with people who aren’t interested in a relationship.’ This is a great time to take that step back and do that self-reflection.”

Admittedly, it can be tricky to know your own dating blindspots, so Ury suggests reaching out to a friend or someone you trust for their opinion. “Say, ‘I want you to be honest with me: What do you think are some of my bad habits that are holding me back?’” says Ury. “Once you’ve actually identified those things, then you can make a real commitment to yourself, to your friend, whoever your accountability partner is and say, ‘I’m going to work on being more open-minded this year’ or ‘I’m going to work on being more present during my dates.’ Maybe that means going on fewer of them!”

2. Be specific about what you’re looking for.

Details matter––they help spark conversation and allow potential matches to get a better sense of who you are.

For example, if you asked someone what they enjoy doing on the weekends and they replied “watching TV,” it’s an automatic invitation to be disinterested. However, if they responded with, “I make a bomb bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on Sundays and then binge-watch The Office,” that’s something you can work with. Give your matches something to work with.

Fans Think Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Are Engaged After Hearing His New Song

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, who just welcomed their first child together in September 2020, clearly don’t need a ring to solidify their bond—but some fans do see a wedding in their near future. 

Thanks to a lyric in Malik’s new song, “When Love’s Around,” which was released on January 14, many Zigi stans are convinced the pair is secretly engaged or about to be. “But I need you in my life. Yeah, you could be my wife for real,” he sings. “Only takes a woman to show you what it means to love.”

Though that’s hardly an engagement announcement, a couple of Twitter users are taking it there. One asked, “I mean…IS HE PROPOSING THAT WAY?” 

Another chimed in, “I just listened to when love’s around and is zayn gonna propose to gigi????!!”

Earlier this month the model sparked engagement rumors after wearing a ring on what appeared to be her left ring finger. Rumors have spiraled from there. 

Even those who don’t think Malik’s lyrics hint at an engagement are sure the song is directed to Hadid. I mean, who else could it be about?

These days, you can’t just throw lyrics like, “You could be my wife for real” around. Ask Taylor Swift for proof. Following her own possible engagement ring sighting, fans went wild when she seemingly replaced some lyrics in her re-recording of “Love Story.”

When part of her new version of the song was released in a Ryan Reynolds commercial for Match.com back in December, Swifties were quick to point out that it sounded like Swift sang, “It’s a love story; baby just said yes” instead of, “It’s a love story; baby just say yes.” Not only that, but some believe they heard wedding bells added to the background of the song. 

None of this is to say these rumors and conspiracy theories are anything more than that, but one thing is abundantly clear. Pop stars are going to continue to release music inspired by their lives and emotions—and their fans are gonna speculate from there.