Keira Knightley Is Pregnant—and the Way She Announced It Is Surprising

As we all sit waiting for the royal baby to be born, Hollywood appears to be having a mini-baby boom of its own. And the actresses involved are making the announcements in a simple, direct way: by showing up on the red carpet with very visible baby bumps. Last night, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds showed up to the premiere of his new movie and, through Lively’s dress, let the world know they’re expecting their third child.

Keira Knightley also did something similar: She, her new baby bump, and husband, James Righton, arrived together last night at the Chanel J12 cocktail party in Paris. This will be the second child for the couple, who are already parents to a daughter named Edie.

Knightley also showed off her growing bump at the Chanel Cruise Collection fashion show today in a flowy dress:

It’s not surprising that the couple didn’t make some huge announcement, as they are notoriously private. Knightley has, though, made comments on how motherhood has changed her life and her career. “There’s that sense of, like, I don’t give a f–k,” Knightley told Harper’s Bazaar UK last year. “Once you’ve had that whole experience of leaking breasts everywhere and the messiness of it—there’s no control, it’s animalistic. I feel that in a funny way with acting it sort of helps; there is no embarrassment any more.”

The actress also wrote a fairly controversial essay last fall criticizing the expectations put on women in general, and famous women like Kate Middleton, after giving birth. “We stand and watch the TV screen. She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on. The face the world wants to see. Hide. Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging,” she wrote. “Look beautiful, look stylish, don’t show your battleground, Kate. Seven hours after your fight with life and death, seven hours after your body breaks open, and bloody, screaming life comes out. Don’t show. Don’t tell. Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers.”

*Killing Eve*’s Villanelle is the Queer Fashion Icon of My Twisted Lesbian Dreams

Whenever I sit down to watch Killing Eve, I accept that I’ll be spending most of the episode gay-gazing at Jodie Comer. Comer plays Villanelle, a deranged, obsessive queer assassin whose penchant for over-the-top fashion has become a subplot in its own right.

Growing up, I wasn’t super into fashion, but that’s partly because I never saw characters in television and film that were stylish that I could relate to. I didn’t identify with any of the female celebrities who were hailed as style icons in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, and there simply weren’t any queer women on television who’s closet I wanted to dive into. But through the years, as I came to accept myself as a lesbian, this started to change. Of course, there was The L Word, which was more of a lesbian fashion apocalypse than anything, but it still gave us characters like Bette (Jennifer Beals) and Helena (Rachel Shelley), who rocked the kind of dapper power suiting I began associating with “queer style.” Now, there’s Villanelle, who’s taken it to a whole new level on Killing Eve.

In season one, Villanelle dresses more high-femme (we all remember her now-infamous pink tutu look), spliced with some more androgynous, queer-presenting outfits. In the second season, Killing Eve raises the stakes, in every respect: Villanelle and Eve are somehow even more fixated on each other (with the former even referring to the latter as her “girlfriend”); the violence is more unique and depraved; and the fashion is more central to the assassin’s visibility as a queer woman.

The first two episodes pick up where season one left off, with Villanelle recovering from being stabbed by Eve. But by episode three, the blithe assassin is up to her old tricks, finding new and special ways to stalk and charm people, and wearing disguises that make my jaw drop every time she comes on screen. There are two suits in particular that I can’t stop thinking about. The first has an all-black blazer and tailored pants, clad with a buttoned-up white dress shirt and black suspenders. It looks like something my closeted eighth grade self dreamt up, as if my emo middle school girlfriend grew up and started murdering people for cash. (This is high praise, if that was unclear.) The second is a graphic, horse-printed Chloé blazer, shimmery gold trousers, and a ruffle-neck, purple Isabel Marant blouse.

Villanelle’s suiting is so openly gay, fashionable, and sexy. It’s a combination that feels natural and obvious to me, but it’s not something you see on television, really. It’s like the character’s wardrobe has been dreamt up and executed through the lesbian gaze—the Gayze, if you will.

And I am gayzing, constantly. I didn’t know I was capable of lusting this hard after a fictional characters’ clothes. Frankly, I’ve never seen a character like Villanelle in the pop culture I consume, so I just haven’t had the opportunity. It’s as if her wardrobe is the product of a queer fashion generator, with the specific intent of disrupting my gay life.

My favorite Villanelle look of the series, so far, is from episode four of season two: She wears a shoulder-padded raspberry blazer over a casual white t-shirt with a red lip graphic, matched with a floral flare pant. It’s maddening. It’s sick. I need it more than anything.

Charlotte Mitchell, the costume designer for Killing Eve season two, told EW that, for Villanelle, she was “inspired by an image of k.d. lang. It’s an incredibly sexy, masculine style.” Luke Jennings, the author of the books that spawned the show, added: “Clothes reflect her status and independence. She doesn’t have to conform or please anyone’s gaze.”

Buckingham Palace Just Ended All the Wild Speculation About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Baby

People, I know we’re all very excited about the impending arrival of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal baby—nobody more so than me. Every time I see a notification from @SussexRoyal on Instagram, I have a mild panic attack. I definitely wake up in the morning and immediately check Twitter to see if any of the countless royal reporters I follow have news from across the pond. Trust me, I get it.

But over the past few days, the conspiracy theories bubbling up across social media have become a bit much. People have been using random clues, like Prince Harry‘s appearance schedule, to come to the conclusion that the baby has already been born and we just don’t know about it yet. Now, if that’s the way the Duke and Duchess of Sussex want to play things, I’m all for it. They should handle this exactly how they want to. But as much as the Internet wants it to be true, Buckingham Palace says otherwise.

First, the palace confirmed yesterday to CBS News that the baby had not, in fact, arrived. Now palace sources have told ET Canada that the press will be notified when Markle goes into labor. So you can stop speculating! When Meghan Markle is about to give birth, we’ll all know.

The Sussexes have said that they want to keep the early moments with their newborn private, which means we won’t see Markle on the hospital steps with her baby like we did with Kate Middleton and her three children. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby,” a previous palace statement said. “Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The duke and duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”

The more-private nature of this royal birth has, of course, contributed to this wild speculation. But if we all step away from our social media feeds for a moment, things aren’t so confusing. First, we never had confirmation of Markle’s due date outside of “late April/early May”—which just so happens to be exactly where we are right now. Also, babies often do not arrive on their due dates. Nature is nature, even for the royal family. And just because Prince Harry has a scheduled event connected to his passion project, the Invictus Games, next week doesn’t prove anything. Many reporters have noted that if his wife is in labor, he will not go. But also, if he jets away quickly for an event that’s important to him in the baby’s early days, that’s pretty normal, too. Lots of dads have to work when they have newborns.

Sorry, conspiracy theorists, there’s nothing weird going on here—just a couple anxiously awaiting the birth of their first child.

This *Game of Thrones* Theory Suggests How Tyrion Lannister Might Die

This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

Ever since his first appearance in Game of Thrones season one, Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage) has been a fan favorite. The drunken womanizer-turned-trusted political advisor often provides brief bits of humor and levity to a show that’s mostly “dark and full of terrors,” but he’s also a driving force in the plot. Tyrion is positioned to play a major role as we move forward from the battle with the Night King and his Army of the Dead to King’s Landing and a showdown with Tyrion’s sister, Cersei Lannister.

Now. a new theory, (via The Independent), suggests how Tyrion might die (NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!).

Here’s what the theory posits: Think back to season four when Tyrion kills his own father, Tywin Lannister, with a crossbow—while Tywin is on the toilet, no less. It’s a pivotal moment for the character and may come back into play in the final three seasons. Stay with us here: The Independent points out that many characters on GoT die by same method they employed to end the lives of others. Olenna Tyrell poisoned Joffrey and was subsequently poisoned by Jaime Lannister. Ned Stark beheaded a member of the Night’s Watch and then publicly lost his own head. Ramsey Bolton used his hounds to kill his mother and sister, then Sansa turned them back on him in the end. The list goes on.

So it’s notable that in a previous episode, we see Qyburn give Bronn the same crossbow Tyrion used on his father. We know that Cersei wants Bronn to eliminate her brothers, Jaime and Tyrion, now that they have turned against her. Could this be a signal that Bronn will kill Tyrion with that crossbow?

As much as we don’t want it to be true, it does make a lot of sense. Then again, maybe Sansa will use that dagger she now has in her possession to protect him. A girl can hope, right?

Here’s the Real Reason Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Got Married in Las Vegas

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas surprised us all this week when they popped over to a wedding chapel in Las Vegas after the Billboard Music Awards and got married.

The wedding honestly sounded pretty awesome. The Jonas Brothers were all there, along with Kevin and Nick’s wives Danielle Jonas and Priyanka Chopra; Dan + Shay sang while Turner walked down the aisle in a chic white jumpsuit; Ring Pops were involved; and an Elvis impersonator did the honors. Oh, and Diplo documented the whole ceremony on Instagram. E! reports that Turner and Jonas are “just so excited to be together and to be married.”

Now we have a little more insight into why the impromptu wedding happened in the first place—especially given their previous plans to wed in France this summer. “They knew they needed to have a legal ceremony in the U.S. and decided a few weeks ago to do it in Vegas after the Billboard Awards,” a source told E! News. “Some of their friends and family would be there so it felt like the perfect timing.”

“They booked the chapel for a big block of the night to make sure they had it to themselves and that the timing could be spontaneous,” the source continued. “A friend paid and set up the entire thing.” But the wedding in France is still a go. “Their real wedding will be in France this summer, but they thought this would be a fun way to make it legal,” the source said. “They wanted to have it planned out in advance to give friends a chance to come. It was a fun night in Vegas and it worked out perfectly.”

The couple seems like a super fun hang, so we can’t wait to see what they do for their European ceremony. Hopefully, some of Turner’s Game of Thrones co-stars will make appearances. And can we please get footage of a sure-to-be hilarious speech from her BFF Maisie Williams?

Blake Lively’s Nails at the ‘Detective Pikachu’ Premiere Had a Secret Nod to Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, had a big night on Thursday evening. The couple hit the red carpet for the premiere of Reynolds’ new movie, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (which looks hilarious based on the trailer, even to someone who’s never been into Pokémon like me). But it wasn’t just her outfit that had everyone talking. Lively’s yellow sequined dress also revealed that the couple is expecting their third child, who will join their daughters James and Ines.

What you may not have noticed in all the baby excitement was the hidden nod to Reynolds that Lively was wearing—on her nails. Along with some excellent ring game, the actress showed her love for her husband’s latest role with a manicure featuring a miniature detective Pikachu and Pokéballs. Her manicurist, Elle, showed off her handiwork on Instagram. First Elle wrote, “I love Blake in yellow!” followed by a closer look at “the details”—which she created using Sally Hansen nail polish.

It’s adorable, sweet, and probably a hit with the couple’s two young daughters, as well. Lively and Reynolds love to publicly joke about and troll each other on Instagram and beyond on topics ranging from birthday messages to their respective movies like Deadpool and The Shallows. But they obviously support each other, and it’s honestly refreshing to see a couple have some fun on the red carpet.

Lively is also one of the best in the game at matching her aesthetic to a project. See: all those suits she wore during the promotional tour for A Simple Plan. Not only that, she literally nails all the little details down to her manicures. Again, back at the premiere for A Simple Plan, Lively sprinkled a hidden message about the film in the form of a martini glass on her nails, which was designed by the same nail artist.

As Elle told Glamour at the time, there was actually more to the mani’s hidden message. She stuck to one martini accent nail on purpose: “This was all about her one special glass, which made it more symbolic of the movie.”

Hidden messages aside, who’s feeling a Pikachu-yellow mani right about now?

Dead to Me Review: Netflix’s New Show Is Big Little Lies-Level Addicting

There’s one specific moment in Netflix’s new series Dead to Me that reminded me of Big Little Lies in the best way possible. It happens at the top of episode one, when Jen (Christina Applegate), who’s husband recently died, accepts food from her neighbor, Karen, as a condolence gift. “I just can’t imagine what you’re going through,” Karen says, to which Jen responds, “Well, it’s like if your husband got hit by a car and died suddenly and violently. Like that.”

Applegate delivers this line with such sardonic wit that you can’t help but laugh—even though the subject matter is so morose. Big Little Lies had a similar vibe at times: The women on that show dealt with incredibly heavy issues but jokes and quips cut through the tension. That tone is part of what made BLL such a smash, and it’s what should make Dead to Me your next Netflix pick.

The 10-episode series explores what happens when a widow (Applegate) befriends a kind but possibly sketchy woman in her grief support group, Judy (played by Linda Cardellini). Judy seems harmless at first: She tells Jen she also lost her partner suddenly, giving them instant common ground. It’s not long before they’re staying up all night talking on the phone about their relationships and healing processes. But then, something happens that suggests Judy isn’t who she say she is. I can’t say much else without revealing major spoilers—just know that the bomb dropped in episode one is massive and yet, somehow, Judy still ends up moving in with Jen.

Intrigued? I know. Dead to Me has all the soapy qualities I love in a show. The drama is high-stakes, the twists are actually shocking, and the dialogue is sharp. But the series also tackles some intense issues from an authentic female lens. Dead to Me was created by a woman, Liz Feldman, and more than half of the episodes were led by female directors. Also great: All 10 episodes were crafted by woman screenwriters, and only two of those received input from a man. That’s all to say this show is female in its DNA, and it shows in the way Judy and Jen are portrayed.

One narrative I particularly latched on to was how Jen deals with grief. I haven’t lost a partner unexpectedly, like Jen, but I remember feeling an amalgamation of emotions after my grandmother passed when I was 20. I felt devastation, numbness, indifference, anger, and even humor. I distinctly recall making jokes with my sister en route to the funeral before having a wave of sadness rush over me the second I left the car. The contrast was extreme, and I always felt a little bad about it—but Jen experiences a similar emotional rollercoaster in Dead to Me. One minute she’s sobbing in her bed alone, the next she’s screaming to metal music in her car or angrily exercising on a stationary bike. Her phone calls with Judy weave between mundane small talk—their favorite desserts, the TV shows they’re watching—to heavier subjects like death. That felt extremely realistic.

There’s no judgment, either. Judy never criticizes how Jen works through what happened to her husband. Of course, there might be some sinister reasons for this, but it still clearly means something to Jen. “Thank you for not saying and doing the same stupid shit that everybody says and does that just makes you feel more alone than you already are—and for not being repulsed by my version of grief,” Jen says to Judy during an especially-poignant moment in episode one. Despite the truly wild things Judy does in Dead to Me—which, again, I can’t reveal, just go watch!—it would have been nice having her around during my grandmother’s death. She might have saved me from months of guilt over my own “version of grief,” as Jen so aptly puts it.

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 12, Episode 21, Recap: Amy and Sheldon Are One Step Closer to the Nobel

Tonight’s Big Bang Theory opens with a “Previously on…” which means only one thing: We’re about to get an entire episode focused on Sheldon and Amy and Nobel Watch 2019. I’m OK with it, as long as not too much time is spent on Drs. Pemberton and Campbell. With only three episodes left, I want as many scenes with the main cast members as possible.

But of course, we start with Amy and Sheldon at lunch with said doctors as well as President Siebert. Amy apologizes for her outburst from a few weeks ago, when she called Pemberton and Campbell impostors. She wasn’t wrong, but screaming it in a room full of Nobel winners probably wasn’t the best way to do it.

Anyway, Sheldon tells the men that the whole thing has caused Amy so much stress that she chewed through her night guard. Pemberton—or is it Campbell? (honestly, who can keep track?)—says her words were hurtful since they thought they were all friends. Yeah, OK.

Pemberton says it’s fine because he talked to his therapist, who said Amy’s outburst was more about her insecurities than him being an impostor. Amy does not take kindly to this; it gets even worse when Campbell says she’s just angry at all the attention he and Pemberton are getting for their discovery.

Sheldon and Amy show remarkable restraint and tell Pemberton and Campbell that the Nobel committee will eventually realize that they came up with Super Asymmetry. “But we proved it,” Campbell says. “By accident!” shouts Amy. Pemberton butts in and says all breakthroughs happen by accident, but Amy isn’t having it.

Meanwhile, President Siebert, who has the mediating skills of a sloth, says that if they don’t stop this infighting, the award will go to someone else entirely. Amy says Siebert is right. Like it or not, they have to be civil. Who wants to take a guess at how long this is going to last?

Apparently not long at all, because in the next scene Pemberton and Campbell run into Barry Kripke on their way out of the dining room. It turns out Kripke went to college with Pemberton. Once P&C leave, Kripke joins Shamy at their table and tells them Pemberton is a grade-A weasel. “His whole M.O. is to take other people’s ideas and turn them into his own,” he says. This whole thing seems a little too convenient, but I’m here for it.

Sheldon tells Kripke that’s exactly what he’s doing to them, and Kripke says he’s not surprised because Pemberton has plagiarized before. “You want proof?” Kripke asks. “I’ll make some calls.”

Sheldon can’t believe Kripke would do that for them (same), but Kripke says he really doesn’t want to see Pemberton win a Nobel. He also says he doesn’t want to see Sheldon and Amy win a Nobel, but I guess they’re the lesser of two evils.

Amy’s not sure if she wants Kripke to dig up dirt on Pemberton and Campbell because it seems sleazy. Kripke, however, says sleazy is where he thrives.

Later, Amy and Sheldon walk into Penny and Leonard’s apartment and for the first time since the episode started, we see the rest of the gang gathered for dinner. Sheldon says he and Amy are wrestling with an ethical question and perhaps they all can help. Once they fill everyone in, Leonard says that information won’t sit well with the Nobel committee. Penny, however, says it’s not fair to use something that someone did in school against them.

On the other hand, Bernadette says, if someone is a cheater, they should be held accountable no matter how far back it was. Howard counters that if Pemberton is exposed, it wouldn’t just knock him out of contention but blow up his whole career. Leonard takes Bernadette’s side. “If Pemberton cheated, then maybe he shouldn’t have a career in the first place. There’s plenty of people that didn’t plagiarize.”

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Are Expecting Their Third Child

A huge, “Congratulations!’ is in order for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. The couple are expecting their third child—and they announced it in the most low-key yet simultaneously glamorous fashion.

Lively arrived at the premiere of Reynold’s new movie, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, wearing a formfitting yellow sequined gown—one that highlighted her baby bump.

Lively and Reynolds are parents to two daughters: James, who was born in December 2014, and Ines, who they welcomed in September 2016.

The Reynolds-Lively clan made their public debut as a family unit at his Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony in December 2016. The Deadpool actor was sure to give Lively a special shout-out during his acceptance speech: “I want to thank my wife, Blake, who is sitting right there, who is everything to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You make everything better. You make everything in my life better. You’ve given me two of the most incredible children I’ve ever hoped to have.”

The couple has opened up about their growing family on several occasions. Reynolds told Conan O’Brien that having two young children at the same time isn’t easy work. “Two [kids] under two is tough,” he said. “Yeah, a lot of estrogen. It’s like an American Girl doll took a sh-t on my life.”

But he wouldn’t have it any other way, of course. “There’s just more,” he told Canada’s eTalk. “There’s more love, there’s more diapers. There’s more all that stuff, you know.”

Lively told People magazine in January 2015, one month after welcoming baby James, that she was having the “happiest time” of her life. “I do want to just enjoy this moment,” she said. “But I also feel like my first child is going to be the oldest sibling to the next kid, and that may change with each and every year.”