The Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman College Cheating Scandal Is Too Fascinating

When I turned on my computer this morning, the last story I expected to see was “Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Involved in College Admissions Scandal,” and yet here we are. It’s 2019, and Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are very much involved in a college admissions scandal.

Here’s what’s going on, according to CNN: A group of wealthy parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the SAT/ACT entrance exams on behalf of their children or to correct their answers. There’s also a second part to this scheme, in which college coaches were allegedly bribed into admitting wealthy students as recruited athletes, regardless of their actual abilities. Some defendants even had fake profiles created to make their children look like successful athletes, according to court documents.

Per TMZ, this was all funneled through a man named William Rick Singer, who would take parents’ requests—either to fix test scores or create fake athlete profiles—and contact the appropriate parties.

Fifty people total were arrested in this case, which federal prosecutors called “Operation Varsity Blues”: Two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator, and 33 parents with privileged backgrounds.

According to TMZ, Huffman has been arrested but will be released on bond with the promise to appear in court. She’s specifically charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, per court papers. CNN reports Huffman’s accused of paying $15,000 to an organization that helped her daughter cheat on the SATs.

Loughlin, best known as Aunt Becky on Full House, has the same charges against her. She and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 to have their two daughters billed as recruits for the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither of them play the sport.

“There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either,” U.S. attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said at a press conference Tuesday, March 12.

People, naturally, have so many thoughts about this case—and the Desperate Housewives/Full House jokes keep rolling in. Below, check out just a few reactions to this truly bonkers situation. We’ll update our post with more information as it comes in.

A Look Back at the Most Dramatic Fashion From *The Bachelor* Season 23

When it comes to fashion on The Bachelor, the looks tend to range from sparkly gowns to sparkly going-out tops—not exactly the pinnacle of high fashion, or even necessarily a reflection of the latest trends. To be fair, the contestants have to pack for unpredictable circumstances (and destinations), bringing along clothes that are as great for rose ceremonies as they are for “stealing you for a sec.” It can get pricey, with some admitting to spending thousands before the show in order to have an eye-grabbing wardrobe. This season they definitely got our attention, in spite of how hard producers wanted us to focus on Colton showering.

Ever wondered what gown to wear when seeing your ex for the first time, on national television or otherwise? What about the perfect swimsuit to look cute but also cause a scene at a pool party? Below, we round up the best, most dramatic fashion moments from this season of The Bachelor—from night one to the many, many breakups.

The gown so good, two women wore it on the same night.

The most surprising bit of Bachelor history to come out of Colton’s season wasn’t the long-awaited fence jump, nor was it the sheer number of times the word “virgin” was uttered (though, that must’ve been a record). Rather, it was that, for the first time ever, two contestants showed up to the mansion on night one wearing the same dress.

That’s right, Heather (she who would go on to have her first kiss on air) and Laura the accountant picked out the very same red, strapless Likely gown to make a first impression on Colton—only to inadvertently recreate that Spider-Man meme in the living room of the Bachelor Mansion. The two handled it well, though. And, honestly? It’s not hard to see how that would happen. It’s a good dress! Oh, and it’s on sale and you can even buy it off Amazon.

The dress that made for a memorable exit.

We were sad to see Elyse take herself out of the competition for Colton’s heart this season after such a good one-on-one date—but damn, what a way to go.

In an iconic self-elimination, Elyse did her best glam (she’s a professional makeup artist, after all), put on her most stunning white dress (so on the nose), and broke it off with Colton. She looked good.

According to Bachelor fashion fan accounts, Elyse was wearing Vici’s Antonia Maxi dress, which features a velvet-burnout floral print over a sheer full skirt. Listen, if you’re going to make a grand exit during prime time, you’ve got to dress for it. The dress is currently only available for pre-order so if you need a similar one ASAP consider this ‘Yes Please’ maxi from Free People which we’re sure would also look good when you want to say, “Thank you, next.”

The swimsuit that reminded you of all those stylish people you follow on Instagram.

Toward the end, Onyeka sort of lost us with her drama with Nicole, which ultimately got both contestants eliminated. Before then, though, when the conflict was still centered on Caelynn and Hannah B. conflict, she was a source for funny commentary—and solid fashion. Onyeka wore the type of things you’d see on your favorite fashion influencer: plunging velvet mini dresses with shoulder pads, low-cut gauzy maxi dresses, and scalloped two-piece swimsuits. She even wore that one Marysia bikini every blogger and their squad owns for a poolside cocktail party.

17 Manicure Tips That’ll Keep Your Nail Polish From Chipping

Few things are more cathartic than painting your own nails—and infuriating to have them chip or smudge minutes later. It’s a tale as old as time: You spend an hour meticulously painting with the patience of da Vinci only to nick your nails while putting the bottle away. Or worse, they look perfect, and somehow dry all warped and bubbly. (And don’t even get us started on glitter.) But the reality is going to the nail salon isn’t always in the cards (it’s expensive, it’s raining, a Harry Potter marathon is on…), so we rinse and repeat the process again with the hope things go more smoothly the next time. To help, we called on the pros to ask them what the most common at-home manicure mistakes are, along with their advice on how to keep your nail polish from chipping. Read up on their easy tips that’ll make your manicure last longer, then start planning what your next shade will be. We’ve got ideas.

*Katy Keene*: Everything We Know So Far About the *Riverdale* Spinoff

Get excited, Riverdale fans, because the Archie Comics Universe is expanding yet again. Of course, there’s already the hit show featuring the (often wild) goings-on of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the gang, not to mention Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina which also takes place in the ACU. And now The CW is adding another show to the mix: Katy Keene, based on the popular comic.

Here’s everything we know so far:

1. The creators. The creative team behind Riverdale, including writers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi, will also work on Katy Keene. Aguirre-Sacasa first announced the spinoff in January on Twitter with a photo of an old Katy comic book cover. “The #Riverdale universe expands!” he wrote. “Thrilled to be bringing the adventures of Katy Keene and her New York pals to life! Extra-thrilled to be doing this with my pal Michael Grassi @thatthingofwhen!”

2. The star. On March 11, it was confirmed that Lucy Hale will join the cast as the titular character, who is an aspiring fashion designer in New York City. Per Variety, “When she’s not working as a personal shopper at a luxury department store, she’s navigating friendships and dating.”

“Well I’m slightly freaking out!” Hale wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @archiecomics / @writerras / @thecw / @warnerbrostv / @thatthingofwhen for trusting me to be your KATY KEENE. my heart is bursting ❤️”

3. The setting. New York City. Hopefully, the Riverdale kids will make a trip to NYC for an epic crossover.

4. The tone. The show has been described as a “musical dramedy”, which means there’s a good chance Hale will have the chance to show off her singing skills. Katy’s friends will also be trying to make it on Broadway.

5. The co-stars. Ashleigh Murray, who plays Josie on Riverdale, will play one of Keene’s musical friends. Others joining the Katy Keene cast include Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Jonny Beauchamp, and Julia Chan.

6. The air date. No official date for the first episode has been set.

‘Katy Keene’: Everything We Know So Far About the ‘Riverdale’ Spin-off

Get excited, Riverdale fans, because the Archie Comics Universe is expanding yet again. Of course, there’s already the hit show featuring the (often wild) goings-on of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and the gang, not to mention Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which also takes place in the ACU. And now The CW is adding another show to the mix: Katy Keene, based on the classic comic.

Here’s everything we know so far:

1. The creators. The creative team behind Riverdale, including writers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi, will also work on Katy Keene. Aguirre-Sacasa first announced the spin-off in January on Twitter with a photo of an old Katy comic book cover. “The #Riverdale universe expands!” he wrote. “Thrilled to be bringing the adventures of Katy Keene and her New York pals to life! Extra-thrilled to be doing this with my pal Michael Grassi @thatthingofwhen!”

2. The star. On March 11 it was confirmed that Lucy Hale will join the cast as the titular character, who is an aspiring fashion designer in New York City. Per Variety, “When she’s not working as a personal shopper at a luxury department store, she’s navigating friendships and dating.”

“Well I’m slightly freaking out!” Hale wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @archiecomics / @writerras / @thecw / @warnerbrostv / @thatthingofwhen for trusting me to be your KATY KEENE. my heart is bursting ❤️”

3. The setting. New York City. Hopefully the Riverdale kids will make a trip to NYC for an epic crossover.

4. The tone. The show has been described as a musical dramedy, which means there’s a good chance Hale will be able to show off her singing skills. Katy’s friends will also be trying to make it on Broadway.

5. The costars. Ashleigh Murray, who plays Josie on Riverdale, will play one of Keene’s musical friends. Others joining the Katy Keene cast include Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Jonny Beauchamp, and Julia Chan.

6. The air date. No official date for the first episode has been set.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Review – Why It’s Best Pink Lipstick Ever

I’ve always wanted a trademark lipstick like Taylor Swift—a “red lip, classic thing” that immediately registers as mine. It didn’t necessarily have to be red. Any shade would do, if it had the elusive 24/7 wearability of a so-called signature.

Singling out a lipstick I’d want to wear day in and day out—and that spoke to who I am at the same time—became my beauty obsession early this year. Like a freshman at college orientation, I took a “try everything once” approach to my hunt. I’ve tested cherry and candy apple reds; “universal” nudes with mauve and orange undertones; and, in a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina-inspired moment of edginess, matte blacks and dark blues. Lipstick speed-dating introduced me to shades I wouldn’t have sampled otherwise, but they felt more like occasion lipsticks than an everyday pick.

On the other side of those tests, I knew the most “me” shade would fall somewhere between a nude and a pink. It had to be both polished and a little preppy—something that says I get my inspiration from pop singers (see above) and Kate Spade editorials. I eventually turned to the Glamour beauty team for lipstick guidance and got an immediate recommendation: Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in a shade called Pillow Talk.

Honestly, I was a little underwhelmed by the light mauve pink in the tube. This? This the lipstick people rave about? While the packaging was beautiful, the color itself didn’t seem like anything extraordinary. Then I put it on.

Mattes I had tested on my lipstick journey left my lips flaky and dry. Charlotte Tilbury’s lipstick glided on with a cashmere softness on the first try. I couldn’t believe the quality. No, really—just look at the Slacks I sent our beauty assistant, Bella, about it.

Out of the tube, the tone has a subtle glow. One coat enhances my natural lip color; two or three more, and I have a pink lip that’s just shy of a berry tone. In other words, it’s exactly what I was looking for.

After that first test, I started wearing Pillow Talk every day. Most mornings, I swipe on two coats of it and get moving. When I have more time, I line and fill in my lips with the corresponding Pillow Talk Lip Cheat lip liner. It adds a hint of volume—and my lipstick doesn’t budge through my morning and afternoon coffees with the extra grip.

I’m not the only one who’s named Pillow Talk my desert island lipstick since giving it a try. I share an obsession with Amal Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Moss, apparently. Then, there are the several thousand #pillowtalklipstick posts (and counting) singing the shade’s praises on Instagram. The fandom is so intense, Charlotte Tilbury even created an entire Pillow Talk collection featuring blush and eyeshadow palettes that riff on the mauve-pink shade—which promptly sold out (and was quickly restocked) when it launched last season.

I have yet to try the entire collection, but it’s only a matter of time—Pillow Talk is worth every cent. This natural, tawny pink always goes on smooth and, somehow, hydrates my lips. It’s low-key enough to wear to meetings or appointments, but the buildable tone can look “done” enough for drinks after work. People from my mom to the cashier at my neighborhood Walgreens have told me it suits me. I have to agree: I can’t see myself wearing anything else.

Halie LeSavage is the fashion associate at Glamour. Follow her @halielesavage.

The Bachelor Season 23, Episode 11 Recap: Will Colton and Cassie End Up Together?

Let’s get right into The Bachelor recap, because there’s so much to discuss. Spoilers ahead, obviously.

Aside from a brief montage of the season’s biggest moments, tonight’s episode picks up with Colton’s famed fence jump. It’s hard to tell what’s going on, it’s so dark and the cameras are so shaky. It’s The Blair Witch Project—but instead of a Maryland witch exacting her revenge upon hapless campers, it’s Chris Harrison running around the Portuguese countryside yelling, “Colton?”

“Colton?”

“Colton!”

A van full of producers drives up. They’re on the case, giving play-by-play walkie talkie updates. It’s like Live PD, but instead of brave police men and women arresting criminals it’s a producer saying, “I think we should go back and look in the brush more?”

“It’s 11:40 at night!” Chris Harrison tells someone on the phone. At first I think maybe he’s complaining that it’s past his bedtime—those roses can’t hand themselves out—but then he adds that they’ll have to call the police if Colton doesn’t turn up in another 20 or 30 minutes.

Ooh, maybe this really is Live PD.

Never mind, the producers in the van found Colton walking on the side of the road. “Are you okay?” a producer asks as she grabs his arm to get him out of the way of an oncoming car. “Don’t touch me,” he snipes back. “No, I’m not okay.”

When Chris—out of breathe, aw—catches up with Colton, the Bachelor says he’s “done with this shit.” Chris, correctly, is like, Sir, you can’t just walk to the airport. At least get in the car. Colton repeats that he’s done with the whole thing. Done done. When he finally gets in the car, Colton cries because he’s been “reminded enough times” that he’s “not enough.”

“Every time I put myself out there I get rejected,” he says. Um, tell that to Tia. Or, I don’t know, all the women you’ve dumped this season. You want the one woman who rejected you—it doesn’t take a full 40-minute therapy session to figure that one out.

The next morning, Chris Harrison checks in with Colton. “Last night was wild,” he jokes. Colton says he needed time alone, because “any time something good happens to me, or for me, it’s followed by something bad.” (Again, can we get Tia’s thoughts on this?)

He thinks Cassie left because she’s confused about him still dating two other women, so he needs to fix that. “Do you really think that’s what it is?” Chris asks, correctly. “What if the bottom line is she’s just not that into you?”

Colton is all, Nahhh, she loves me. She’s just too scared to admit it. Sure, Colton. Sure.

Time to break up with Tayshia, I guess. He shows up at her room and makes her just sit there, confused, while he sighs and looks at the ground. “You’re incredible,” he finally says, before dropping the bomb that he loves Cassie. She replies with a pursed lip and a simple “mmhmm” that says it all. “Can we talk without all these cameras?” she asks. They go into her room, but the mics stay on. (Thank God. The inevitable closed-door-microphone-on conversation scene is always a highlight on any reality show.) Nothing too juicy though—they just cry. At one point, Colton opens the door just wide enough to allow the cameras to see him hugging her goodbye.

When we return from commercial, Tayshia’s in the studio with Chris looking ab-so-lutely fantastic. She says it hurt to hear he was in love with Cassie, but she knows it must have been hard for him to admit that. Chris points out that she was mainly taking care of him during the breakup, when it’s usually the other way around. “I know that I deserve a lot,” she says. If Colton loves someone else, well, that’s his journey.

When Colton joins her on stage, Tayshia asks what was missing. He says it’s not really something missing in their relationship, but rather what he had with Cassie. “I just wish the best for you,” she says. “I hope you’re happy.”

27 Cool Spring Hair Trends to Try in 2019

In addition to our overall moods (the winter blues are real, y’all), our hair has been seriously suffering for the last four months. From dry air, static from scarves, and being constantly shoved into a hat, winter does it no favors. At last, though, the temps are starting to peek above freezing and it’s actually light again when we’re leaving work, meaning it’s finally time to road test the spring hairstyle ideas we’ve been stockpiling since November. According to the runways and the red carpet, the spring forecast is windswept with a chance of texture, and lots and lots of hair clips. From throwback accessories (scrunchies are here to stay) to fancy ponytails, we’ve rounded up dozens of ways to style curly, natural, and pin-straight hair at any length. Get ready to stash your beanie away in favor of these spring hair trends.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Hugged Today, Just FYI

Stop what you’re doing: Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton hugged today, and you need to see it.

Seriously, this is urgent news. How else are you going to believe these two aren’t feuding? Never mind that Kensington Palace publicly shut down this rumor a few months ago. Oh, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a quick refresher: Toward the end of last year, stories began circulating that Middleton and Markle didn’t exactly have the friendliest relationship. There was no basis to these reports—just anonymous royal sources—but they were weighty enough to warrant a documentary special, Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War? Markle and Middleton aren’t even princesses!

Even though it’s 2019 and we logically know these two grown women have more important things to do than hate each other, the feud rumors persist. But wait: Now they’re hugging, which means people have to believe there’s no drama. The embrace seen ’round the world happened Monday, March 11 during a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. Middleton arrived to the event after Markle and greeted her with a warm hug and what might even be a kiss on the cheek. Whoa!

Check out the pic for yourself, below:

Markle wore a cream-colored Victoria Beckham dress for the occasion, while Middleton wore a gorgeous red coat by Catherine Walker. Markle’s face here says it all—and by “all,” I mean, “Yes, this is my sister-in-law with whom I have a normal, healthy adult relationship.” That’s what I think, at least. Markle has a child on the way, people. Do you think she has time to worry about shading Middleton? And the same goes for Kate Middleton. No, she’s not pregnant, but she’s Kate Middleton! She’s too good for petty feuds—as is Meghan Markle. Let’s hug it out with these rumors and move on.

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Is the Best Moisturizer for Glowing Skin

There’s no shortage of material possessions that spark joy for me: sweatpants that qualify as daywear, croissants of every variety, and $435 LED face masks that double as Instagram props. Moisturizers, even the very best ones, rank somewhere near the bottom of this list. I need them in my life, but they’re just not that exciting. The most effusive I’ll ever be about a face cream is to say that it does its job without any additional bells and whistles. I have a soft spot for one $23 version you can pick up at Target in the baby aisle. It hydrates and soothes, and it doesn’t pretend to have powers beyond those simple tasks. I leave the brightening, plumping, glow-boosting work to flashier things—like power ingredients-packed serums or resurfacing acid peels.

I would be lying if I said I changed my mind when every beauty editor I knew began raving about Tatcha’s Dewy Skin Cream. Look, I love Tatcha—the brand has inspired me to set exceedingly high standards for my blotting sheets (if it’s not flecked with gold leaf, why are you even telling me about it?) and body lotions (you mean it’s not infused with indigo and won’t leave me smelling like the spa? Pass). But, it was a moisturizer. How life-changing could a moisturizer possibly be? Even the knowledge that it was inspired by Mario Dedivanovic (Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist) and would reportedly give my complexion the texture of a “freshly steamed dumpling” elicited no more than a feeble eyebrow raise at first.

Then, one recent Sunday evening, I really did everything you can possibly do wrong for the general wellbeing of your complexion. In my defense, if you’re going to pour me a well-chilled glass of white wine and plop a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream in front of me, I’m not going to be act like they’re not there. One fantastic dinner party and way too much sugar and alcohol later, I climbed into bed somewhere around 1:30 A.M., too lazy to go through my usual, meticulous skin care ritual. (I did still remove my makeup, though. I mean, I have some standards.)

I woke the following day with a strong suspicion that my face had taken on the flattering gray pallor of a corpse. Four hours of early morning German grammar drills did nothing to help that situation. With each repetition of the Konjunktiv II Vergangenheit form, I could distinctly sense another piece of my soul exiting my body—and another sign of life leaving my face. By the time I got home, drastic measures clearly needed to be taken. Hobbling into my room, I suddenly spied a previously forgotten pot of Dewy Skin Cream hanging out under my bed (this job comes with certain perks) and recalled all the fervent, steamed dumpling praise it had inspired. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to put those claims to the test.

This is the part where I admit that everyone was correct and I now feel as though I’ve spent my entire life being lied to about the true potential of face cream. The formula is packed with purple rice bran, which does way more than lend the contents a charming lilac hue. The ingredient is rich in anthocyanin, an antioxidant that helps your complexion recover from stress and pollution. Other botanical extracts, like algae, thyme, and marjoram are added to intensely hydrate, reinforce your skin barrier, and retain more water. There’s also ginseng, which contains the same amino acids found in collagen.

Apparently, when you mix this up—and sprinkle in whatever magic Tatcha adds at the end—you get the first moisturizer that has ever made an instant, dramatically noticeable difference to my face. This is not one you have to use patiently for many days and nights in a row to reap the rewards, although you certainly could. And unlike some other products that are billed as “glowy,” it doesn’t contain microshimmers or light-reflecting particles to accomplish any of these results. I pat it on, my face drinks it in, and then I simply look better. Shadows recede, signs of life come flooding back, and my skin takes on a freshly-watered, luminous quality. It’s truly miraculous.