Exes Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are on good terms—such good terms, in fact, that he texted her the morning after proposing to his girlfriend of roughly a year, Katherine Schwarzenegger.
Faris revealed this tidbit Monday (January 14) on her podcast, , Anna Faris Is Unqualified. “Chris texted me this morning and he was like, ‘I proposed to Katherine last night,'” the Mom actress says, according to Us Weekly. “And I was like, ‘Ahh, that’s amazing.’”
If you thought that’s where the good vibes ended, you’re wrong. Faris then took things up a notch and offered to ordain Pratt and Schwarzenegger’s wedding. Granted, this was probably-definitely a joke—but even joking about officiating your ex-husband’s wedding is a level of chill we should all aspire to.
“And I texted [Pratt] back like, ‘I just wanted to remind you I’m an ordained minister.’ I’m not very good at it,” Faris also said on her podcast.
She continued, “I’m so happy for them. I knew that it was gonna happen and I love her and I love him and I’m just so happy that they found each other…I so subscribe to the idea of, like, expanding, like, family and love with [my son] Jack. [Katherine’s] awesome.”
Faris’ actions absolutely match this. Over Halloween last year, she, her new boyfriend Michael Barrett, Pratt, and Schwarzenegger all took Jack trick-or-treating. (Pratt and Faris welcomed Jack in 2012.)
“Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go,” Pratt posted to Instagram on Monday confirming his new engagement.
“I’m so happy for you both!! Congratulations!” Faris commented on this post shortly after it went live, according to Us Weekly.
Last night on The Bachelor, the contestants were asked to write a short story about a “first time” in their life. After a few tales about college hi-jinx and first impression roses, one woman, Elyse, stood up and revealed that Colton Underwood, at 26, is the first younger guy she’s dated. Her competitor Demi called this act “so brave.” Later, as Colton and Elyse discussed their age difference, she told him the contestants over 27 had bunked together and dubbed their room the “cougar den.” Colton gave Elyse the group date rose, praising her for opening up and being so “vulnerable.”
Elyse is 31.
31! As I pointed out in my recap last night, that is still much younger than last year’s then 36-year-old Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. It’s younger than both times Brad Womack was the lead, first at 35 then at 38. And definitely younger than the oldest Bachelor in the show’s history: season six’s Byron Velvick, who was 40 at the time. The average age of the Bachelor is 31. The same age as Elyse.
Wanna know the age of the oldest Bachelorette? I mean, no, but I’ll tell you anyway: 32. (That honor goes to Rachel Lindsay.) The median age for the Bachelorette is 27.
Her delivery was off, but maybe Demi was right after all when she snipes, “There’s no advantage to being an older woman here.”
Women (and even some men) on social media agree: The Bachelor has an ageism problem. “The fact that being in your upper 20s qualifies you in the cougar den in Colton’s Season is very concerning,” one woman wrote. “Like I haven’t even accepted the fact that I’m an adult and now I have to accept that I’m a cougar?”
Another joked, “Colton is giving Elyse the rose because she was “brave” and “vulnerable”. She admitted she was over 30.”
Some took the “cougar den” in stride, like this user who tweeted, “Apparently on #thebachelor they designated a room for 27+ women called the “cougar den”…WELCOME TO THE DEN BITCHES. WELCOME TO BEING AWESOME AND KNOWING WHAT WE WANT.”
While others directed their jokes (and probably a little anger) at Demi, who was the main instigator of the older vs. younger women debate. “I will show up to every birthday every year for the rest of Demi’s life to remind her she just got a year older,” one person wrote. “Don’t doubt me, I’ve got time.”
The Demi jokes are good and fun, but let’s not skim over the fact that she’s part of a wider problem. The Bachelor and The Bachelorette has a storied history of casting mostly early-20s women for their 30-something Bachelor, and vice versa. (One notable exception: Rachel Lindsay’s guys were younger than her on average! Leave it to the first woman of color Bachelorette to break multiple barriers.)
I don’t expect the show to suddenly change this practice for every season to come—it’s all about the baby steps when it comes to The Bachelor—but it would be nice to have a world where a woman’s age isn’t a big reveal or a plot device. This goes both ways: Remember all the so-called controversy about 22-year-old Bekah Martinez being too young for Arie last season? The numbers might be different, but the argument is the same: restrictions are being placed around whether or not a woman’s age is “correct” for the guy she’s dating.
If we could stop focusing on that so much, there’d be more time to discuss the really important things. Like my new hero, the woman who told Colton she’s not ready for kids, “just a bunch of dogs right now.”
My attempts to sculpt my eyebrows into two symmetrical, precisely defined arches usually end like attempts to please my parents: More often than not, I walk away from my efforts disappointed and tired. It’s not for a lack of trying; I’ve studied up on editors’ picks and investigated Internet hacks for easy, breezy, I-woke-up-like-this eyebrows. Left to my own devices, though, I end up with two uneven faux caterpillars.
Just when I’d lost hope for my dream eyebrows—even, full, and defined—Urban Decay stepped in with a big assist. Today, Urban Decay is unveiling a new brow collection at Sephora, Ulta, and QVC—and instead of suggesting one product fits every arch, there’s a specific item tailored to the precise look you’re going for. Fans of ultra-defined, microbladed precision can pick up the felt-tip Brow Blade ($26) pen to ink in sparse areas. Anyone looking for extra volume can build luscious brows with Brow Endowed ($28), a two-sided pomade set with primer and color. For those of us who can’t draw a tail to save their lives (ahem), there’s a set of stencils ($12 each) developed in collaboration with Audrey Glass, a top microblader in Los Angeles, to guide your chosen filling-in technique. You get the idea: There’s something for everyone.
I have my own makeup battles to fight, but my specific brow-tastrophe isn’t the only one that Urban Decay’s new collection can solve. So I asked my Glamour colleagues to join me in testing the entire collection, from the au natural clear pomade to the buildable brow putty. The shades of our brows couldn’t be more different—from wispy blonde to foliage auburn—and we’re each after a different look. Even with our varying dream brows, the line gave us all exactly what we wanted. Scroll on for everyone’s honest reviews.
HBO dropped the first teaser for Game of Thrones season eight on Sunday night (January 13), and, as expected, fans are already excavating it for clues and hidden meanings. Of course, some of them are a stretch, but a few actually have merit—like a theory currently trending on Reddit about Jon Snow’s statue from the trailer.
For context, go back and watch the teaser for yourself, below, and pay close attention to the statues it reveals of Arya, Sansa, and Jon. Notice how Arya and Sansa’s figures portray them as they are now—young—but Jon’s depicts him as an older man. Some fans are taking this to mean that Jon Snow is the only one who survives when everything is said and done. That’s a bold conclusion, sure, but Game of Thrones is a bold show.
“For me this trailer solidifies Jon as the main protagonist of the story,” one Redditor writes. “Whatever the ending is going to be, it’s going to be about Jon. He will be the hero, the ruler; he will defeat the Night King and save the realm. He’s not going to die, unless it’s as a final sacrifice.”
Others, however, think people may be reading too much into this. One fan points to a similar death theory that popped up in season six but never panned out. “Remember season six promos with all the faces of the lead actors in the hall of the Many Faced God? Everyone had theories on which one was gonna die, none of those characters died in that season,” they write. Good point!
There’s also another big Easter egg in this trailer: the frozen feather that falls when Jon passes the remains of his late mother, Lyanna. For context: The audience knows Lyanna is Jon’s mom, but he doesn’t. As this happens, we hear Lyanna’s voice faintly say, “You have to protect him.” “Him” is referring to Jon, who is the true heir to the Iron Throne. He just doesn’t know it yet. (Sansa put this exact feather on Lyanna’s statue back in season five.)
There’s so much going on in this trailer! Catch fans coming up with 500 more theories from it between now and when season eight premieres on April 14.
Serena Williams‘ signature catsuits have been the subject of public fascination since she returned to the tennis court last summer for the French Open, wearing a formfitting black style from Nike that would go on to be banned by the French Tennis Federation. (The Women’s Tennis Association stood by Williams, updating its dress codes to approve “mid-thigh-length compression shorts” like hers.) Now, for her first tournament of 2019, the G.O.A.T. is making it clear that the look isn’t going away any time soon.
On January 15, Williams faced Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open in Melbourne. She not only won her first match of the competition, but she did so wearing a familiar silhouette.
Williams appeared on the court wearing another custom catsuit by Nike. Unlike the French Open one, this version was short and green, with black and white stripe details and a keyhole cut-out in the back.
Oh, and she wore it with fishnet tights.
Ever since she began her career in the mid-1990s, Williams has dominated the tennis court not only with her incredible skill, but with her sense of style. Her latest Nike outfit offers her fans the slightest throwback to the start of her fashion journey: Its reminiscent of her original catsuit, designed by Puma for the 2002 U.S. Open.
There’s really no question that Yolanda Hadid is a stunningly beautiful woman—and a quick look at any of the throwback photos her famous daughters Gigi and Bella post of her prove that it’s always been that way. But pictures, of course, don’t tell a woman’s entire story. During her time on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, viewers learned about Hadid’s health struggles with Lyme disease, and she has continued to document her journey on social media.
And her latest Instagram post is one of her most personal and revealing yet. On the heels of her birthday (January 11) Hadid reveals that, at 55, she’s now removed the breast implants, fillers, Botox, and extensions she felt pressured to get to keep up appearances. Or as she puts it, the things she “thought I needed in order to keep up with what society conditioned me to believe what a sexy woman should look like.” She goes on to stress the importance of health and making educated decisions about what you choose to do to and with your body, which is pretty sage advice in general.
“It took me many years of undoing some bad choices I made for myself before I finally found the freedom to sustainable internal beauty and acceptance of what is the best version of myself by no standards but my own,” she said. “It’s on us to learn to love our selves and celebrate our unique, one of a kind beauty at all ages as we move through this journey called ‘life.’ Beauty has no meaning without your health.”
Hadid has spoken about her decisions to get stop getting injectables before, and she famously had her breast implants removed on an episode of Real Housewives back in 2016. Back then, she said she’d found out that she had silicone from the implants floating in her body. “Your health is your wealth so please make educated decisions, research the partial information you’re given by our broken system before putting anything foreign in your body,” she continued.
Keep doing you, Yolanda. Here’s to a healthy and happy new year ahead.
Earlier this month, news broke that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child via surrogate, and now Kim’s confirmed this herself. In a new interview with Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Kim revealed baby number four is on the way—and it’s a boy.
“We are [expecting another child],” Kim told host Andy Cohen with her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, by her side. “Yes.”
Kim said she and Kanye do have a due date, and that it’s “some time soon.” However, she didn’t offer any more details beyond that.
“It’s out there,” Kim continued, referring to the reports about her fourth child. “I got drunk at our Christmas Eve party, and I told some people, and I can’t remember who I told because I never get drunk.” Talk about a relatable holiday party moment!
Watch Kim reveal all this for yourself, below:
Kim and Kanye welcomed their third child, Chicago, via surrogate in January 2018. After giving birth to her second child naturally, Kim began suffering from placenta accreta, a condition in which the placenta is bound to the uterine wall. She decided after this to explore surrogacy as an option for expanding her family.
“You know, it is really different,” Kim told Entertainment Tonight about the differences between surrogacy and carrying a child herself. “Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong. I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control. And you know, obviously you pick someone that you completely trust and that you have a good bond and relationship with, but it is still…knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not, you know, my baby now, it’s hard for me. So it’s definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area.”
Before Jen and Sarah Hart adopted their second set of siblings in 2009, Devonte, Jeremiah, and Sierra had been—according to their Social Security cards—Devonta, Jermiah, and Ciera Davis, three children living in Houston, Texas, under the care of their mother, Sherry Hurd, and her boyfriend, Nathaniel Davis, whose last name the children took on even before the couple married in 2010. But in 2005, CPS removed the siblings from the Davises’ care—due in large part to Sherry’s record of substance abuse—and placed them in the Texas foster care system.
When this happened, the children’s aunt, Priscilla Celestine—the sister of the siblings’ birth father—fought to get them out, even moving to a new home and hiring an attorney to help plead her case. Celestine was ultimately successful in having them brought into her care, but not for long; a fateful decision to let the children’s mother watch them while Celestine worked one day resulted in the children’s permanent removal from the home—a home the Davis siblings had lived in for only five and a half months.
Despite trying to fight this decision, Celestine was ruled against by the presiding judge for that case, Patrick Shelton, who is now retired. In response to questions about how the Harts were allowed to adopt Devonte, Jeremiah, and Sierra after an allegation of child abuse had already been made against them, he pointed to the lack of criminal charges in the state of Minnesota. Shelton told criminal justice site The Appeal: “Unless there’s a criminal charge, what can you do? Believe it or not, kids get bruises that do not get beat.” Shelton also denies reports that he, or his associate judge, favored nonrelative adoptions over placement with family members.
The agency that later facilitated Jen and Sarah’s adoption of the Davis siblings closed in 2011, but at the time it was known as the Permanent Family Resource Center. According to a 28-page report filed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services in September 2009, only months after Jen and Sarah officially adopted their second set of siblings through the agency, the organization was placed on conditional status after accruing 17 licensing violations, ranging from failing to submit paperwork to failure to complete proper background checks on participating families. For perspective, over the past ten years, the Minnesota DHS has issued only three conditional licenses for child placement agencies.
Back when the Harts were clients, the Permanent Family Resource Center ran the Waiting Children Program, a service that provided families in Minnesota and North Dakota with access to foster kids living in Texas, Washington, Ohio, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Florida. The website reads: “Children in this program are living in foster homes or residential facilities and a termination of parental rights (TPR) has occurred. They are legally available for adoption. The average wait for a child after approval of the home assessment is between six months and three years. Individual circumstances and conditions in specific programs may involve a longer waiting period.”
It took Jen and Sarah Hart less than a year to legally adopt Devonte, Jeremiah, and Sierra.
As with many who knew the Harts, Shonda Jones—the attorney who represented Celestine in court—takes issue with the disconnect between the facts that emerged after the fatal March crash and the fiction Jen Hart presented on Facebook. She recalls reading a post wherein Jen describes a particular incident of racism involving a store clerk and Devonte. “I read this article where I think one of the adoptive moms had said she was in a store,” Jones says. “She was in a store and she was checking out and a cashier, and I think an older gentleman, the impression was that it was an older white gentleman and a cashier who was also Caucasian, were having this discussion about Devonte, asking him something about whether he was gonna play sports.”
In the November 2014 post, Jen describes an incident in the checkout line of a grocery store wherein she says the Caucasian man in front of her takes one look at Devonte and says, “I can tell you are going to be a baseball player when you grow up.” According to Jen’s post, when Devonte says he’s actually not interested in the sport, the Caucasian woman bagging the groceries allegedly replies: “WHAT!?!? I have NEVER met a kid that looks like you that doesn’t play sports,” to which the man reportedly says: “Right?! Never. They all do.” Jen goes on to lament having to watch her child be subjected to what she calls “ongoing racial stereotyping.” But Jones doesn’t believe the incident ever actually took place. In fact, in her opinion: “It never happened.”
Friends of the Harts often recount the stories Jen and Sarah told about how unwelcoming their neighbors were, how much abuse this unconventional family faced, and how “unsafe” it was for them at times. But Bill Groener, who lived next door to the Harts back in West Linn, Oregon, believes that this was a tactical move on the mothers’ part. Maintaining a sense of fear may have helped Jen and Sarah keep the ongoing abuse under wraps.
But was this all truly calculated, as Groener suspects? Or was it just ignorance at work? In a July 2016 Facebook post, Jen shares seemingly heartfelt frustrations on the topic of systemic racism. Her words and anguish feel genuine. “My beautiful black boys,” she writes alongside a picture of Jeremiah and Devonte smiling in hoodies and beanies. “We talk endlessly about the realities of this world. So much beauty—so much pain and suffering. These boys live and lead with love, but I will never deny them their human right to be frustrated, sad, and ANGRY about the perpetual violence and murder of people of color…My feed is filled with people (white and POC) that want to help make a difference, but are completely at a loss of what to do. Opening up and breaking the silence is a start, because white silence is black death. If that statement makes you uncomfortable, I’m not sorry. Black pain matters. Black anger matters. BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
Back in 2007, after Jen and Sarah adopted Markis, Hannah, and Abigail, a case worker visited the women’s home in Minnesota. Her findings were positive—she recommended that Jen and Sarah be allowed to adopt a sibling group of up to five more children. Her report, filed on July 11, 2007 read: “The Harts are open to any race and gender, although they would prefer to have at least one boy in the sibling group. Jen and Sarah have adopted biracial children and they have the tools and knowledge to adopt more children from the African American heritage. They are prepared to advocate for their children and to secure the necessary services to support their family.” But what does it mean to be a white advocate for black children?
A 2015 evaluation of data on 600 children adopted in Minnesota, the same state where all six Hart children first lived with Jen and Sarah, examined whether being raised by someone of a different race is inherently damaging. The conclusion: not necessarily. Emma Hamilton, the lead author and a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, put it this way: “Being raised by someone of a different race is not inherently damaging to the development of the adoptees, but that much depends on how white parents talk about race with their children of color and help them identify with people of their own race.”
Jen and Sarah Hart spun alarmingly effective stories—particularly on Facebook—that neatly explained away the kids’ strange behavior while simultaneously covering up the truth. They kept Markis, Hannah, Devonte, Abigail, Jeremiah, and Sierra from being able to connect with people who had similar backgrounds. They kept the neighbors from interfering. And most importantly, they ensured that the voices of Hart children were never, ever heard. But what was their motive?
That, and more, next time on Broken Harts.
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This 100% goes over well with the other women. LOL. But Demi digs in further at the cocktail party, stealing Colton right after his toast for one-on-one time. She says without a touch of irony, “I’m a total woman supporter.” When she returns to the main room, she picks up the group date rose and jokes that it’s hers. This move makes Tracy so “sick to her stomach” that she spends the rest of the night complaining about it to whoever will listen. She eventually confronts Demi, who is like, “Oh, OK. Sorry.” Tracy pets her hair, which I’m not sure is a sign of forgiveness or a power move?
Either way, nothing’s going to keep Demi down. Not Elyse, even though Colton seems into the whole “cougar” thing. Not Nicole, who opens up to Colton about her twin brother having autism. Not even Hannah G., who makes out with Colton while Demi watches from the other room. Nope, Demi thinks Colton needs an aggressive, dominant girl and she is that.
“I am worth the world. I am amazing.” —Demi
Too bad Colton doesn’t seem to be on the same page: He gives the group date rose to Elyse.
The next day, Hannah B. gets a one-on-one date which is appropriate given it’s her birthday. She and Colton ride horses before chilling in a hot tub in the desert. It looks as awful as it sounds. Not helping things is the awkward conversation between Colton and Hannah B., full of long pauses and surface-level topics. At one point, he asks her to give a toast and she says “um” a hundred times before ending with, “Roll tide!”
This must be hard for Hannah B., who admits to the camera (but not Colton) that she puts a lot of pressure on herself. Sometimes she doesn’t feel good enough, and she’s self-aware about it. “When I start doubting myself,” she says, “then it spirals.” This is later confirmed by Caelynn back at the mansion; she tells one of the women that they were roommates during the Miss USA pageant. When Caelynn placed, Hannah B. got upset and “flipped a switch.” Have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of this dynamic in the coming weeks.
Anyway, the dates is so bad that Colton calls Hannah B. out on it later that night, and she admits she was too nervous to open up. Her way of fixing this? To blurt out, “Like, why…are you a virgin?” This works enough to get her the rose.
Things get better the next day, which is a group date for Alex, Erika, Katie, Caelynn, Sydney, Tayshia, Nina, Kirpa, Caitlin, Courtney, Cassie, and Heather. Their destination: Camp Bachelor, where they play Duck Duck Goose, badminton, and touch football. It’s all very boring until my fave Billy Eichner shows up to be the camp counselor.
Immediately, we get this exchange:
“All the weiners got burnt.” — Colton
“Oh, that sounds like my camp experience.” — Billy
I could watch this banter all night, but apparently the point of the day is to have a competition between two teams. The losers go back to the mansion, while the winners get to stay overnight at the camp with Colton. I’ll spare you from recapping the canoe race and rope pulling—just know the red team wins.
They maximize this extra time with Colton, snuggling up to him by the fire and bonding over childhood stories. Heather gets the group date rose, though, for telling Colton she’s never been kissed. Spoiler: They don’t kiss.
At the cocktail ceremony the next night, several of the women are nervous that they haven’t had much time with Colton this week. Demi’s not nervous—because Demi is Demi—but she thinks the “older” women are going to be “aggressive” with the younger ones. What? The oldest women there, Tracy and Elyse, are both 31, which is STILL MUCH YOUNGER than last year’s Bachelor, Arie, who is 37. There is so much wrong with this. Ageism! Sexism! The patriarchy! Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.
Selena Gomez low-key returned to Instagram last week when she appeared in Taylor Swift’s most recent post. However, the “Hands to Myself” singer published the first message to her account since September on Monday, January 14, outlining the “challenges” she faced last year.
“It’s been awhile since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support,” Gomez posted alongside two photos of herself. “Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth. It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it’s not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all.”
Take a look at the post for yourself, below:
Gomez was quite transparent about the obstacles she encountered in 2018. In late September, she announced she was taking a “social media break.” “As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given,” she posted on September 24. “Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings.”
Then, in October, news broke that Gomez was allegedly seeking treatment following an “emotional breakdown.” The reason was never confirmed by Gomez’s team, nor was the treatment itself. “She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point,” a source told People in October. “She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues. She’s surrounded by close family and has a lot of support. She’s doing better now and is seeking treatment on the East Coast.”
Regardless of what happened, it appears Gomez is in a great place now, and that’s what matters.