Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams Just Welcomed Their First Child

There’s a new pretty little liar baby in Rosewood! On Monday (October 8), Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams announced that they’d welcomed their first child, a daughter, in a pair of sentimental matching Instagram posts. Though each of the proud new parents wrote their own sweet message about their daughter, they both shared the same photo, a close-up shot of the newborn’s tiny hand holding onto her parents’ fingers.

“I cannot express how grateful I am. To the people who have protected us and kept our growing family safe and respected our privacy. To our tribe for expanding with grace and exponential amounts of love. To my @halfadams for being so supportive during every moment of my pregnancy and her birth,” the Pretty Little Liars star captioned her post. “And to whatever incredible force of fate that brought this baby girl into our lives. I couldn’t be more proud to be her mother. To bring a new girl into this world and to do my best to raise her to be kind, strong and whatever the heck she wants to be.”

Adams echoed his wife’s gratitude and excitement in his own post. “The world just got 8lbs heavier. Thank you to everyone who fought for and protected our privacy during this incredible and beautiful time in our lives. Everyone is happy and healthy and loving every moment of this,” he wrote. “I could not be more excited to bring a baby girl into this world at this moment. We will raise her to be powerful, to always speak her mind and heart and to live without fear. It’s a brand new day and a brave new world and they are both beautiful.”

Bellisario and Adams, who tied the knot in [December 2016](/story/pretty-little-liars-troian-bellisario-fort-day-wedding-hashtag, never actually confirmed they were expecting a child, though several tabloids began speculating about her pregnancy earlier this year. Despite keeping their exciting news under wraps until their daughter’s arrival, Adams did tell Entertainment Tonight in July that he and Bellisario were looking forward to expanding their family someday. “We talk about it all the time, obviously, and when the time is right, the time will be right. You know, we’re not going anywhere,” he said at the time, adding that they’re “very much in love and excited for everything that comes next.”

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10 *A Star Is Born* Easter Eggs That You May Have Missed

Warning: This post contains a major spoiler for A Star Is Born.

Every detail in Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star Is Born is carefully thought-out—down to the fact he cast his real dog to play Jackson (Cooper) and Ally’s (Lady Gaga) pet. In fact, Cooper makes several references to his private life throughout the movie. Vanity Fair already pointed out a few of them—as well as some other fun Easter eggs—but there are some additional nods you may have missed, too. Below, check out 10 small details from A Star Is Born that actually have some pretty big meanings.

1. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The first song Ally sings in the film is this classic tune from The Wizard of Oz, which is no doubt a hat-tip to Judy Garland, the star of the 1954 A Star Is Born.

2. That bathtub scene. Midway through the movie, Ally applies mascara and fake eyebrows to Jackson’s face as they canoodle in the bathtub. A similar scene happens in the 1976 version, when Barbara Streisand’s character puts blush on Kris Kristofferson’s cheeks and tells him, “You’re so pretty.” She also bedazzles his eyebrows.

3. The face-touching. In one now-infamous scene from the new A Star Is Born, Jackson tells Ally he’s enamored with her nose and asks if he can touch it. Kristofferson essentially does the same thing to Streisand’s character in the 1976 movie (except it’s her whole face he’s obsessed with—not just the nose). Why this trope has stood the test of time in the A Star Is Born universe is unclear.

4. The ear doctor. The man who checks out Jackson’s ears in the movie (he has tinnitus) is actually Cooper’s ear doctor in real life. According to Vanity Fair, his name is William Slattery III, M.D., and he’s the president of the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. Talk about keeping things real.

5. All of Cooper’s actual friends who made appearances. According to Vanity Fair, Cooper met Dave Chappelle, who makes an appearance in A Star Is Born, in 2014, and they quickly became friends. Cooper flew to Ohio twice to convince Chappelle to do the movie, and his persistence worked. Other pals of Cooper’s who appear in the film include Ron Rifkin and Greg Grunberg, who both did Alias with Cooper, his grad-school friend Gabe Fazio, and Drena De Niro, the daughter of Robert DeNiro, whom Cooper co-starred with in Silver Linings Playbook.

6. “Just wanted to take another look at you.” This moment, which the Internet has immortalized in a series of memes, actually happens in some way in every iteration of A Star Is Born. Below, here are Gaga, Garland, Streisand, and Janet Gaynor’s reactions to the line.

7. The ’70s-inspired fashion. As Vanity Fair notes, Streisand used her own clothes in her adaptation of A Star Is Born. That retro aesthetic carried over to the new film, particularly with Ally’s wedding dress.

8. The opening title. The way the title is stylized in the new film harkens back to the ’54 Garland version.

PHOTO: Warner Bros.

9. The noose billboard. At the beginning of the film, Jackson and his driver pass a rainbow billboard that’s covered in nooses—a not-so-subtle reference to Jackson’s death by suicide.

10. Interscope Records. Ally says at one point that Interscope Records is interested in signing her. That’s Gaga’s actual record label.

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Taylor Swift’s Political Post Has Really, Really Upset Conservative Men

Last night, Taylor Swift made a rare political statement on Instagram. In it, she endorsed the Democratic candidate for Tennessee’s congressional race, Phil Bredesen, and, in turn, denounced the Republican candidate, Marsha Blackburn. Unsurprisingly, it’s a move that’s upset many conservative men.

“What I used to love about Taylor Swift is she stayed away from politics,” Charlie Kirk, the founder and president of Turning Point USA, said on Fox & Friends today, before suggesting that Swift didn’t actually write her Bredesen endorsement and that she had been fed false information. And according to The Daily Beast, members of conservative 4chan chatrooms are calling Swift’s pro-Bredesen statement “traitorous” and posting disturbing memes of the singer burning.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) is also giving his two-cents—particularly about Swift’s fans, who he seems to think are all under the age of 13. “So @taylorswift13 has every right to be political but it won’t impact election unless we allow 13 yr old girls to vote,” he wrote on Monday morning. “Still with #MarshaBlackburn.”

Huckabee has since received a flurry of responses taking him to task for his comment, including from Paramore’s Hayley Williams.

“And here we have a man in power mocking a woman’s value and impact out of what i can only assume is fear. not fear of an election result but fear of a powerful woman who’s power he now realizes he can not benefit from,” Williams wrote. “and who in their right mind underestimates a 13 year old girl anyway?!! who publicly mocks a woman’s political standings by dubbing an entire generation powerless? you don’t know the impact you have with your words… what fires you’ll start. use ‘em wisely.”

Some Twitter users, like Williams, criticized Huckabee for mocking 13-year-old girls. Others pointed out that, with Swift having debuted her first album in 2006, many of her fans are well within voting age.

Swift posted her message about the upcoming midterm elections on Sunday night, saying that she’s choosing to break her silence on politics due to “several events in my life and in the world in the past two years.”

“I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG,” Swift wrote, in part. “I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love.”

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Taylor Swift Just Made a Rare Political Statement

Taylor Swift has built a career on writing deeply personal song lyrics about her relationships, friendships, reputation, and more—but there’s one aspect of her personal life she’s always kept private: her political opinions. The singer is famously apolitical, and many have criticized her for not endorsing a candidate in the 2016 election.

That changed today, though. The singer just posted a lengthy message on Instagram that explained why she’s been silent until now, as well as making it unequivocally clear which way she’ll be voting in the upcoming midterm elections.

“I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee,” Swift wrote. “In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.”

One of those events Swift may be referring to is Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court yesterday. The timing is notable given that last year Swift won a symbolic $1 after a former radio DJ was found guilty of groping her during a 2014 meet-and-greet.

But it seems sexual assault isn’t the only reason Swift’s been moved to speak out. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country,” she wrote in her post. “I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.”

Swift then made it very clear who she will and will not be voting for in the upcoming midterm elections. “I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” she wrote. “Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.”

She ended the message by encouraging her fans to vote. “Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway,” Swift wrote. “So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting!”

See her full post, below:

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Kylie Jenner Revealed That She’s Thinking About Having More Kids

Kylie Jenner took to Snapchat on Saturday night with her BFF Jordyn Woods to benevolently answer a few fan questions—one of which, unsurprisingly enough, was if she was thinking about having more kids, and if so, when? Jenner’s been mom to Stormi Webster, whom she had with boyfriend Travis Scott, since early February. And after eight months of being a new mom, it seems like Jenner is taking to family life: During Scott’s SNL performance on Saturday night, she posted an Instagram Story that zooms into Scott performing on stage, and she captioned the whole shebang with the words “hubby” and three heart-eye emojis. What does this mean? We have no answers at this time, but feel free to scan the video below (sans sound, unfortunately) for evidence before we get back to the baby thing.

Ok, back to Jenner’s broody musings: After the fan asked if Jenner was thinking about having more kids, she answered in the affirmative—with a catch.

“I want another baby but when is the question and I’m definitely not ready right this second. And I don’t know when I will be,” she said. “But yeah when I do I would love to share more of that with you guys.”

The conversation between Jenner and her fans continued AMA-style, with another follower asking her what she was planning on naming the aforementioned potential offspring.

“I have [been thinking about names] but I haven’t found anything that I love love,” she said. “But I definitely want another girl, hopefully, but I want her to have a feminine name.”

Another fan asked her who Stormi reminds her most of out of all of her family members. “I think that her personality is just like Kendall and her dad, she is just like her dad, but she does look like me, so,” she said.

Well, it’s safe to say that whenever Kylie’s ready, the Internet will be there.

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Melania Trump Says She ‘Doesn’t Always Agree’ With Her Husband

Melania Trump said in an exchange with reporters that she doesn’t always agree with everything her husband, President Donald Trump, says and does. And

While wrapping up her first international tour as First Lady, Melania answered questions from reporters while sitting outside the pyramids in Giza, Egypt. Some wanted to know just what kind of influence she really has over her husband.

“Some people interpret some of the decisions you’ve made, such as coming to Africa and some of your tweets, as a way of sort of not necessarily undermining but talking at him a little bit, trying to influence him. Can you talk about that?” one reporter asked.

“Well, I don’t always agree [with] what he thinks, and I tell him that. I give him my honest opinion and honest advice,” she said adding that “sometimes he listens, sometimes he doesn’t.”

However, she also wanted to make it clear that she has her “own voice and my own opinions and it’s very important for me that I express what I feel.” In the end, she noted, he’s the President and does what he likes.

A reporter then asked if she ever asked her husband to “put down his phone.” She quickly replied “yes,” which elicited laughter from both the First Lady and the reporters on hand.

As well as explaining how her relationship with her husband works, Melania also let her feelings be known about the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

“What I will say, if we’re talking about the Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh, I think he’s highly qualified for the Supreme Court,” she said. “I’m glad that Dr. Ford was heard; I’m glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard. The FBI investigation was done, it’s completed, and [the] Senate voted.”

When pressed on if she believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Melania remained evasive, but added, “I think all the victims—we need to help all the victims, no matter what kind of abuse they had, but I am against any kind of abuse or violence.”

Her trip was also not without fashion controversies. While visiting the Sheldrick Wildlife Elephant Project in Kenya, the first lady topped her outfit with a white pith helmet. The helmet has long been associated with colonial rule, particularly in Africa, and are a symbol of oppression.

When asked about the fashion choice, Melania simply replied, “That’s very important what I do, what we’re doing with USAID and what I do with my initiatives, and I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear.”

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Awkwafina Opened ‘SNL’ With a Moving Monologue About Representation in Hollywood

Awkwafina is having a history-making year: Not only did she star in Crazy Rich Asians—the first film in years with a cast of Asian descent—but on Saturday she also became just the second Asian women ever to host Saturday Night Live in the show’s 44-year history.

During her opening monologue, Awkwafina told a few great jokes about how she’s not, in fact, a “crazy rich Asian,” instead she’s a “rebuilding-my-credit Asian” who still buys her underwear in “12 packs from CVS.” As she wrapped up, however,, she took a moment to share a heartfelt story about how as a teenager she traveled to 30 Rock to stand outside as her idol, Lucy Liu, became the first Asian woman ever to host the show.

“Back in 2000, I came to 30 Rock and waited outside when my idol, Lucy Liu, hosted SNL,” she said, waiting for a quick applause break from the audience. “I was a kid, and I didn’t have a ticket so I knew I wasn’t getting in, but I just wanted to be near the building. And I remember how important that episode was for me, and how it totally changed what I thought was possible for an Asian-American woman.”

She waited out the hearty applause from the crowd before closing out her monologue and adding, “Standing here tonight is a dream I never thought would come true. So thank you, Lucy, for opening the door. I wasn’t able to make it in the building back then, but 18 years later I’m hosting the show.”

Awkwafina again addressed the issue of representation in a sketch called “#MeToo, Year Two” alongside several women on the cast. In the sketch, Awkwafina played Sandra Oh. noting that the #MeToo conversation “almost been compounded with [the one around] representation.”

McKinnon, playing her hilarious character of “legend” Debette Goldry laughed off the comment saying, “That’s not true. There were plenty of fabulous parts for Asian gals in the 1940s. And I played all of them!” Clearly, however, there’s still a long way to go.

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*Saturday Night Live*’s Cold Open Featured the GOP Celebrating Kavanaugh’s Confirmation With Brewskis

The devil works fast, but Saturday Night Live works faster: Somehow, between the close of the final Senate vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation around 4:15 P.M. ET on Saturday and the airing of the show less than seven hours later, the writers room managed to come up with a cold open that imagined how Senate Republicans must be celebrating Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

In the skit, GOP senators are cracking open cold brewskis in tribute to Kavanaugh, who mentioned beer no fewer than 30 times in his Senate hearing following Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s powerful allegations of sexual assault. The atmosphere? Full-on “locker room” vibes.

“Republicans read the mood of the country, and we could tell that people really wanted Kavanaugh,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) told CNN reporter Dana Bash (Heidi Gardner). “Everyone’s pumped, from white men over 60 to white men over 70.”

Kate McKinnon also reprised an appearance as Sen. Lindsay Graham. When Bash asked how he felt about the vote, Graham had an ecstatic response: “How amazing is this? We made a lot of women real worried today, but I’m not getting pregnant so I don’t care,” he said as “This Is How We Do It” pulsed in the background.

“We couldn’t have done it without Susan Collins,” Graham continued, referring to Republican Sen. Collins’ pledge to vote yes on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “Susie, get over here!”

“The last thing I wanted was to make this about me,” Sen. Collins (Cecily Strong) tells Bash. “That’s why I told everyone to tune in at 3 P.M. so I could tell all my female supporters, ‘Psyche!'”

Bash questioned if she thought there was any credit to Dr. Blasey Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh.

“Listen, I think it’s important to believe women, until it’s time to stop,” she said as Sen. Graham made bunny fingers behind Bash’s head. “I’m a guy’s gal, OK? I can party with the big dogs and, whoop whoop, we’re gonna have fun tonight…. Now we’re gonna party like it’s 2020 when Susan Rice takes my seat.”

Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, had tweeted “Me” when Jen Psaki asked who would run for Senate in Maine in 2020, indicating she’s open to running.

Watch the full cold open below:

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open Featured the GOP Celebrating Kavanaugh’s Confirmation With Brewskis

The devil works fast, but Saturday Night Live works faster: Somehow, between the close of the final Senate vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation around 4:15 P.M. ET on Saturday and the airing of the show, less than seven hours later, the writers room managed to come up with a cold open that imagined how Senate Republicans must be celebrating Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

In the skit GOP senators are cracking open cold brewskis in tribute to Kavanaugh, who mentioned beer no fewer than 30 times in his Senate hearing following Christine Blasey Ford’s powerful allegations of sexual assault. The atmosphere? Full-on “locker room” vibes.

“Republicans read the mood of the country, and we could tell that people really wanted Kavanaugh,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) told CNN reporter Dana Bash (Heidi Gardner). “Everyone’s pumped, from white men over 60 to white men over 70.”

Kate McKinnon also reprised an appearance as Senator Lindsay Graham. When Bash asked how he felt about the vote, Graham had an ecstatic response: “How amazing is this? We made a lot of women real worried today, but I’m not getting pregnant, so I don’t care,” he said as “This Is How We Do It” pulsed in the background.

“We couldn’t have done it without Susan Collins,” Graham continued, referring to Republican Senator Collins’ pledge to vote yes on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “Susie, get over here!”

“The last thing I wanted was to make this about me,” Sen. Collins (Cecily Strong) tells Bash. “That’s why I told everyone to tune in at 3:00 P.M. so I could tell all my female supporters, ‘Psych!'”

Bash questioned if she thought there was any credit to Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh.

“Listen, I think it’s important to believe women, until it’s time to stop,” she said as Sen. Graham made bunny fingers behind Bash’s head. “I’m a guy’s gal, OK? I can party with the big dogs and, whoop whoop, we’re gonna have fun tonight…. Now we’re gonna party like it’s 2020, when Susan Rice takes my seat.”

Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, had tweeted “Me” when Jen Psaki asked who would run for Senate in Maine in 2020, indicating she’s open to running.

Watch the full cold open below:

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Twitter Users Have Very Strong Feelings About Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed on Saturday as the 114th U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The final vote was the conclusion of a weeks-long process of primary confirmation votes, hearings, and powerful testimony—particularly the testimony delivered by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault and took her allegations to the Senate floor, where she unflinchingly and bravely detailed her account to the judiciary committee.

During the confirmation vote Saturday afternoon, protestors could be heard screaming and shouting from the public gallery, with cries of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” and “I do not consent!” Thousands of other protestors surrounded the Supreme Court Building and U.S. Capitol.

Twitter users, of course, took to the platform to express their feelings after Kavanaugh’s final confirmation vote on Saturday.

There was anger…

…reminders and encouragement…

…a bit of humor…

But there was also quite a lot of hope—take, for example, this thread from filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

And finally, there was one strong message that shone through: “November is coming.” Kavanaugh’s confirmation—and nomination—seems to have raised awareness that voting in the upcoming midterm elections is more important than ever.

Another reminder? Whether you agree or disagree with Kavanaugh’s nomination, the midterms are November 6. Here’s your guide to the voter rights.

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