The actor suffered what TMZ calls a “massive stroke” last Wednesday, February 27, from which he sadly never recovered. He was reportedly surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing, including children Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, and sister Amy Coder.
Born on October 11, 1966, in Mansfield, Ohio, Perry got his start in entertainment on the soap operas Loving and Another World before becoming a household name in 1990 as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210. He most recently starred on the hit CW show Riverdale as the father of Archie Andrews (played by KJ Apa).
“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time,” a rep for Perry told People magazine.
Perry’s fans and costars are posting tributes to him on social media in light of this news. “Thinking of you, Luke,” Lili Reinhart posted on Instagram before Perry’s passing three days ago. “And praying for your safe recovery.”
“So saddened by Luke Perry’s passing and I spent only five minutes experiencing his remarkable kindness and generosity of spirit; I cannot imagine how hard this must be for people who truly knew him,” wrote writer and performer Natalie Walker.
“Luke Perry was my first real crush,” tweeted singer Ingrid Michaelson. “I wrote him fan letters. I had posters of him. He was IT. He was my teenage dream. His passing at the age of 52 is truly devastating. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.”
Even more social media tributes to Perry came from his fans and costars:
Ever since they reportedly left a Golden Globes party together back in January, rumors have been rampant that Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson are dating. While neither has spoken outright about whether or not they’re together, the pair was caught holding hands exiting a Los Angeles comedy club a few weeks back. Also, Beckinsale hilariously shut down a social media troll who was “disappointed” in her dating choices.
After spending a weekend out and about in New York City, there’s no doubt Beckinsale and Davidson have a lot of affection for each other, at the very least. Cameras captured them walking around, holding hands, and with their arms around each other.
Of course, that doesn’t necessarily prove anything, but they also showed off some serious PDA at a New York Rangers hockey game. Behold, a public kiss:
The (maybe) couple seems super happy to be spending time together. People reports that Beckinsale joined Davidson for this week’s Saturday Night Live after party. At a recent event celebrating her new DuJour magazine cover, Beckinsale was asked to describe her ideal man. “Funny. I like funny,” she toldExtra. The actress also has a wicked sense of humor—just look at her Instagram feed—so that’s not a shocker.
She’s also known for a well-placed comment—like when she responded to a troll who said, “Dear Heavens Kate, not Pete Davidson” with “No, that’s my mother. Easy mistake.” (This happened underneath a photo of Beckinsale’s mom, but the commenter chose to ignore that and just make a dig at her rumored relationship with Davidson.)
Davidson hasn’t spoken publicly about Beckinsale, but given the way his relationship with Ariana Grande played out, there’s a good chance she’ll make it into his stand-up routines or an SNL appearance.
The couple does, however, has his ex’s approval—if they even care. When asked by a TMZ cameraman how she feels about Davidson and Beckinsale dating, Grande said, “So cute!”
Encourage she has. Through the Tory Burch Foundation, the designer started the Embrace Ambition summit last year, to connect female entrepreneurs for professional development and personal growth in an honest and meaningful way. Now in its second year, the event has grown beyond a one-day gathering in New York into a week-long series in Tory Burch stores across the country. (It’s free to attend, but you have to apply for a ticket. “They had to write an essay about why they should come,” Burch says. “In the first 24 hours, we had 1,200 applicants with 1,200 essays that were heart-wrenching and beautiful and inspiring.”) The series kicks off in Philadelphia, but if you can’t make it in person, you can catch the conversation on a live stream. (There are also guidebooks, articles, and more to keep the conversation going all year.)
Founding a company, being a creative director, CEO, philanthropist, mentor, and mother doesn’t come without its bumps in the road. “I’ve been through a fair amount in 14 years,” she says. “Being a very private person, going through things in a very public way is not always easy. Protecting my family, building a business, [running a] business in 2008 when markets changed overnight, bringing a team along that believes in you—it’s not always easy.” But harnessing her ambition made things a little easier. Soak up some of her wisdom here.
Throw out any preconceptions about the word “ambition.” “In retrospect, I’ve always been a bit ambitious in various ways,” says Burch. But she never really thought of herself that way until she was called ‘ambitious’ by The New York Times. “I remember the exact moment when he [the journalist] said ‘Wow, you’re ambitious.’ And I was like, ‘Iow, that’s such a rude thing to say.’ It was the first article written on our company, and it seemed like a negative,” she recalls. A friend helped change her thinking. “She called and said, ‘You know, I love the article, but you shied away from the word ambition.’ I was a bit taken aback. But I realized that she was absolutely right. It really struck a chord and really set the trajectory for the next years to come on how I felt about the word, what it meant to me, what I felt it should mean.” The change in how people think of the word may not change overnight; it can be a process, like it was for Burch. “Over time I made this shift of when someone called me ambitious, I took it as a compliment,” she says. “I redefined my relationship with the word. It’s still something that I think about to this day, and I describe myself as ambitious. I’m proud of that.”
Your personal ambition might not be obvious—but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to find it. “I have always been ambitious—starting a company is not for the unambitious—but it has manifested in different ways throughout my life,” Burch says. “I started a sorority as a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. I became an entrepreneur before entrepreneurship was talked about. And, of course, being a mom was one of my greatest ambitions. Identifying and prioritizing your ambitions can be tricky. Mine came at a crossroads when I found out I was pregnant with my third son. I had just been offered the position as president of a big fashion company, but I knew I couldn’t take the job and be the kind of mom I wanted to be to three boys under the age of four.” After a lot of thinking, she decided to jump. “It was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make,” she says. “When I left, I had no idea that I would begin conceptualizing our company. Taking a step back gave me a new perspective, and a new ambition began to emerge. Ambitions evolve with time.”
If you’ve ever worn hair extensions, you don’t need us to tell you how inconvenient and high-maintenance they can be. If it’s not clip-ins, which take forever to do yourself (and leave room for human error), then it’s sew-ins or bonded extensions, which require an afternoon in the salon.
So it’s no surprise that when Hidden Crown‘s hair extensions hit the scene, they blew up on Instagram for the sheer ease and accessibility of wearing extensions like a headband.
Instead of the tedious process of applying multiple clips, these hair extensions are shaped like an elastic headband with hair attached around the back. It takes the effort out of extensions; all you have to do is slip it over your head until it sits around the crown of your head (hence the name), layer your own hair around it, and proceed as usual. It’s so genius that these halo-shaped extensions are now favorites of Ashley Graham, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Olivia Culpo, and too many Real Housewives to count (among them Melissa Gorga, Erika Jayne, and Stephanie Hollman, to name a few).
Founder Shelley Goodstein had a pretty impressive resume before she added “founder and CEO” to the list. The Tucson, Arizona-based mom of three balanced her career as a pharmaceutical rep, modeling gigs with Ford Models, a blog called A Model’s Secrets, and a self-published book, a prescient, pre-social media guide to taking flattering photos.
Once she hit her 40s, she says her hairstylists started to put clip-in extensions on while she was modeling: “My hair would be fuller, and it’s the one thing you can’t Photoshop—fuller hair.” She loved the effect of the extensions so much that she once asked if she could keep them in for dinner with her husband afterwards. It was easier than doing it herself. “There had to be 25 clips—there was no way I could do that confidently,” she says.
When Goodstein began to search for other options (and thus found the fishing-line design), she also entered the Beauty Search contest for the since-folded More magazine, which celebrated women over 40. “I got to come to New York to do a photoshoot and won $10,000,” says Goodstein, who was 45 at the time. Her idea: Invest the winnings in a prototype of the halo-style hair extensions. “Once I had the extensions and perfected the design, I decided to test the market,” she says. Her best group of testers? Her blog readers.
Goodstein wrote a blog post in which she explained her new hair extensions, shared photos, and compared them to clip-ins. Readers sent in orders—and she sold out her first batch. “I doubled my money on day one, and then I never put another penny into my business,” she says. “I did all the shipping, I did all the service. I tried to figure out all the advertising.”
And while they’re an Instagram darling, Goodstein never sent them to influencers or celebrity reps to get coverage. The purpose of these halo-type hair extensions—which is to make extensions seem less overwhelming and easier to handle—is what made them stand out. That’s how celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan discovered them.
“I’d seen Hidden Crown Hair Extensions all over Instagram for years and love how the headband-style makes extensions non-intimidating,” she says. “The clear string adjusts to your head shape and sits comfortably on your head, so you don’t have to worry about tracks showing or a clip coming undone.”
Bailey Marshall, a lifestyle blogger, learned about the extensions when a friend recommended them. “I didn’t even realize that Hidden Crown was even a thing until two months ago,” she tells Glamour. “You know the feeling when you leave your hair in a pony too long? That’s what I would get with clip-ins. Now that I have a Hidden Crown, I don’t know know why clip-ins are even a thing.”
The new social media community guidelines are likely a response to the increasingly negative interactions in the comments section, most prominently around commentary about Middleton and Markle. Even a casual glance at comments on posts about the two show some rather heated exchanges that can often become nasty and defamatory. This new announcement would seem to be an attempt to reign in the trolls.
“The aim of our social media channels is to create an environment where our community can engage safely in debate and is free to make comments, questions and suggestions,” the guidelines read. “We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of our social media communities.” Basically, they’re looking for a common sense of decorum that is often lost on the Internet by laying out specific rules—and consequences.
They say that comments must not:
Contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence.
Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Breach any of the terms of any of the social media platforms themselves.
Be off-topic, irrelevant or unintelligible.
Contain any advertising or promote any services.
If you break any of the above, they can hide or delete your comments or block you altogether. On a more serious note, obviously related to the safety of members of the family, they “reserve the right to send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation as we feel necessary or is required by law.”
Hopefully this will squelch some of the nasty commentary happening around the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex. And it seems a perfect time to remind everyone that you can indeed have a preference for one woman without “hating” or demonizing the other—or just love them both, like we do.
If you haven’t cried at least once to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s song “Shallow,” then you don’t have a heart. I’m kidding, but the tune, which appears in their movie A Star Is Born and earned an Oscar for Best Original Song, is full of emotion, power, and soul. So much so that it’s spawned dozens and dozens of covers—a few by some very famous people. Granted, most of the renditions are from Gaga’s legion of Little Monsters, but a few A-listers have put their paws up for “Shallow.”
From Kelly Clarkson to Lea Michele, let’s have a look at just a few of the celebrities who are off the deep end for this song.
Good luck not cracking up at this A+ rendition.
This is the first female-female cover of “Shallow” that I’ve seen, and it’s gorgeous.
The best way to survive a workout? Belting “Shallow” the entire time, apparently. Seriously, though, Kate Hudson can sing—which, if you’ve seen Nine, you already knew.
Jonas posted his cover of “Shallow” to Instagram on Friday, February 22 (uploaded by Priyanka Chopra, of course). It’s soft and subtle, relying only on Jonas’ muted guitar strums and his even more muted vocals. Have a listen for yourself.
The 17-year-old newcomer was one of 30,000 people to audition for Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story. She ultimately landed the role of Maria, which is when the Internet discovered her stunning cover of “Shallow.” Watch 30 seconds of it, and you’ll see why Spielberg jumped at the chance to cast her.
Tsui is known for his YouTube covers, but his take on “Shallow” truly raises the bar. He tackles both the Gaga and Cooper parts here with style and aplomb, and his sugary vocals give the song a poppier vibe than what’s done in A Star Is Born.
The only thing more beautiful than Clarkson’s cover of “Shallow” is how she talked about Gaga before performing it. “I love artists. I know there’s a lot of competition always with artists in the industry, but there’s a lot of us that just dig each other and really get inspired by each other and what they’re doing,” she said. “And this chick is amazing. We’re really different, but at the same time, we’re really similar in the fact that she just loves music, and that’s why she’s doing what she’s doing.”
Michele was one of the first celebrities to post about her love for A Star Is Born in October, so it’s only fitting she and Darren Criss covered the song on their tour. “Tonight. Shallow. This was my dream,” Michele tweeted about her performance, which she and Criss repeated several times on tour. Their vocals are certainly dreamlike.
OK, so this is technically a parody, but it still counts. Corden and Keys riffed off “Shallow” as a way to tee up her Grammys-hosting gig, and the result is pure hilarity. And incredible vocals, of course. I mean, this is Alicia Keys.
Why, yes, it is possible to do a cover of your own song. Gaga’s arrangement of “Shallow” at the 2019 Grammys is completely different from how she sang it in A Star Is Born. In lieu of a stripped-down look and vocals, Gaga went full-on glam-pop, incorporating many of the elements that made her a pop phenomenon back in 2008.
We couldn’t do this list without including the first time Gaga and Cooper reprised “Shallow” outside of the movie. It happened in late January during Gaga’s Vegas residency, Enigma. “Shallow” is always the encore, but fans (and let’s face it, the world) received a special treat that particular evening. If anything, this performance gave us so many great memes.
The song’s banner awards season ended on the most beautiful note. There are no words to describe this performance. Just watch.
Have you ever looked back on a relationship after a breakup and felt like you should’ve seen the end coming sooner? Of course you have—it’s way easier to spot all of the relationship red flags once you’re actually out of the relationship. Still, relationship experts say there are often signs that spell trouble that you can catch early on. Here’s what to look for to save yourself the heartache.
Sure, disagreements about who’s turn it is to take out the trash happen, even in the healthiest of relationships. But if the issue feels gendered, that can be a problem, says, Carey Yazeed, Ph.D., a psychotherapist specializing in women’s issues. In her work, she often encounters women whose partners expect them to do a lot more of the housework.
Be mindful of little clues like your partner always expecting you to clean up after you cook dinner together—this problem will only escalate as your careers progress or you decide to have kids, Yazeed says.
People who place strict limitations on how often they can see their significant others often aren’t willing to prioritize them, says psychotherapist Alyson Cohen, a licensed clinical social worker. People with rules like, “We can only hang out on the weekends,” for example, aren’t “at the point of openness and flexibility needed for a successful relationship,” she says. Liz Higgins, a licensed marriage and family therapist agrees. “Especially early on, a healthy relationship ensures that there is quality time spent together,” she says.
It’s one thing to be angry with your partner and another to hear “You’re so stupid!” when you’re fighting, says Maria Bruce, a licensed mental health counselor. This typically indicates a lack of respect from one or both parties. This is a major relationship red flag—especially if you haven’t been dating that long.
Sure, some people stay friends with their exes successfully. The real question is whether you’re comfortable with it—and whether your partner is acting in a way that respects their current relationship. If you’re uncomfortable with their relationship with an ex, their continued contact could be a sign they’re not respecting your boundaries, Higgens says.
It’s common for us to have our eyes hooked on our phones, says Higgins, but your significant other has crossed the line if they’re “caught up on their news feed, interacting through text or social media, or responding to work emails more than engaging in meaningful conversation with you when you’re together.” And if they’re among the 10 percent of people who check their phones during sex, you’ve definitely got a problem. Bottom line: you shouldn’t feel like you’re competing with Siri for your S.O.’s attention.
Meghan Markle is pretty good at under-the-radar vacations—take, for example, her and Harry’s success at keeping their honeymoon location under wraps or even her recent baby shower in New York City, which no one knew was happening until the star-studded festivities were already underway. But apparently, that’s not all the secret travel the Duchess of Sussex has been doing. According to British tabloid The Sun, Markle and Prince Harry have been making trips back to L.A. for the sweetest reason: to hang out with Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland.
Last we heard, Ragland is reportedly planning to move to the U.K. but while she’s still in the States, the Sussexes have apparently been her houseguests. According to an unnamed source, who reportedly lives a few doors down from Ragland’s bungalow, “Meghan is a mommy’s girl—their special mother-daughter bond hasn’t disappeared just because she’s moved to England. Meghan will always come back to Doria, this will always be her home,” she told The Sun. “They are forever in touch, and Meghan has been here to stay on more than one occasion since going public with Harry,” she said, adding she’d even spotted the Prince on one occasion.
Of course, there’s no official comment from the palace on rumored trips—they’re quite busy at the moment making a rare statement, that Meghan and Harry will not raise their baby gender-neutrally—so take it with a grain of salt. Still, the idea that Markle’s been getting some quality time with her mom before she has her own royal baby is a lovely one.
Many people have taken issue with the fact that First Daughter Ivanka Trump has benefitted from her family background, particularly after she publicly stated in February that she believes Americans “want to work for what they get” instead of being guaranteed jobs. But she seemed to take recent criticism in stride at a white-tie gathering on Saturday night, joking that “the hardest job in the world” is being Donald Trump’s daughter.
According to The Washington Post, Ivanka cracked this joke (and several others) after her dad asked her to represent him at the annual Gridiron dinner on Saturday night, which is attended by politicians and elite journalists in the country.
“The press seems to think it’s ironic that I, born of great privilege, think people want to work for what they are given,” she said. “As if being Donald Trump’s daughter isn’t the hardest job in the world.”
The comment was an obvious reference to the spar she recently got into with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s. It all started when Ivanka appeared on Fox News and discussed Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious Green New Deal proposal. Ocasio-Cortez has said that the deal will guarantee jobs for all Americans, but Ivanka made it clear that she’s skeptical.
“I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something,” Ivanka said on Fox. “I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last four years. People want to work for what they get.”
Ocasio-Cortez quickly took issue with Ivanka’s point of view, particularly because Ivanka has been afforded some undeniable privileges as a member of theTrump family.
“As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in Twitter.
A debate subsequently unfolded on Twitter in the following days, but Ivanka didn’t seem phased by any of it when she spoke on Saturday. At one point, she said that because her father had asked her to show up at the last minute, she hadn’t been able to prepare more jokes.
“I figured the funniest thing I could do is read you excerpts from the Green New Deal,” she said, again referencing the AOC idea that got her in hot water to begin with.
Ivanka’s little comedy bit might not sit well with supporters of the proposal—but it’s safe to say controversy is nothing the First Daughter isn’t used to by now.
Kate Middleton went on an official trip to Northern Ireland last week and along the way, she stopped to chat with a little girl who seemed enamored that she was talking to a real-life duchess. In an adorable moment that’s now surfacing from the trip, the Duchess of Cambridge told her what she loves most about being a royal.
On Twitter, journalist Valentine Low—who captured the moment—shared that the exchange happened when Middleton and Prince William stopped in the town of Ballymena. Middleton heard that the little girl, whose name is Hannah Ritchie, was working on a biography of her for school. Being the class act she is, Middleton decided to answer a few questions to help out.
In the video Low captured, you can see Middleton telling Richie that she enjoys “meeting special kiddies like you. I meet lots of different people, it’s really great. I love working with young people. Everyone’s so brave and strong in some of the places we go meet.”
Before she walked away, Middleton told Ritchie, “It’s very nice to meet you…Good luck with your biography.” We have a feeling Richie is going to nail this assignment.
The whole thing was incredibly sweet and capped off a two-day trip, in which Middleton also had some nice moments engaging in a little PDA with Prince William.
Since becoming a royal in 2011, Middleton has been a fixture in Kensington Palace for her grace, public service, and always-elegant fashion. But even though she’s a duchess now, she’s also still pretty down to earth: She’s been known to drive herself around, and sources have reported that she usually prefers a laid-back approach to big occasions. She’s even spoken candidly about the difficulties that come with being a mother.
Gotta love an off-the-cuff royal moment, especially when it’s as sweet as this one was.