Princess Diana’s Niece Just Got Married—in Couture

The year 2020 was a weird one for celebrity weddings and marriages. Stars still managed to tie the knot, but they had to do it in socially distant ways with small weddings and outdoor affairs. This year will no doubt see more weddings like this as the coronavirus pandemic continues, but hopefully we get some big, lavish celebrations toward the end of the year when—fingers crossed—enough of us are vaccinated.

Below, see all the 2021 celebrity weddings and marriages that you need to know about. 

The Norwegian Women’s Handball Team Rallied Against Their Sexist Dress Code—And Pink Approves

The women of Norway’s handball team took a stand against a uniform rule that required them to play in skimpy bikinis, and pop queen Pink has their backs.

Per People, at the recent European Beach Handball Championships, all female players were required by the International Handball Federation to wear “bikini bottoms… with a close fit and cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg. The side width must be of a maximum of 10 centimeters.” But the Norwegian team, going up against Spain, decided at the last minute to play in shorts and were fined the equivalent of $1,765 by the European Handball Federation, which cited “improper clothing.”

The men’s team, you will not be surprised to learn, appears to play in comfortable tank tops and loose athletic shorts.

Pink, however, was having none of this. On July 24, she tweeted a message of support, both moral and financial: “I’m VERY proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR ‘uniform.’ The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, ladies. I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up.”

Thankfully, the Norwegian Handball Federation is also standing behind its team, and the organization will pay the athletes’ fines. “I got a message 10 minutes before the match that they would wear the clothing that they were satisfied with. And they got our full support,” said NHF President Kåre Geir Lio, per People. In fact, the EHF will reportedly re-evaluate their dress code in the wake of this small but effective protest.

“We are very proud of these girls…They raised their voice and told us that enough is enough,” the NHF wrote on Instagram. “We stand behind you and support you. We will continue to fight to change the international regulations for attire so that players can play in the clothing they are comfortable with.”

Don’t make Pink come over there!

All the Sex and the City Kids Were Spotted on the Set of …And Just Like That

Sara Ramirez will play one of the new characters. Tony winner Ramirez, who is nonbinary, will play the show’s first nonbinary character in a “series regular” role. The Hollywood Reporter revealed on May 19 that Ramirez’s character is “Che Diaz (they/them), a nonbinary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie is regularly featured. Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.”

Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman​ and Sarita Choudhury are also joining the cast! Parker welcomed four new actors to the series in an Instagram post on July 15, writing, “@justlikethatmax And finally!!!! THRILLED to welcome @therealsararamirez, @NicoleAriParker, Karen Pittman​ and Sarita Choudhury to #AndJustLikeThat. Can’t wait to work with these brilliant actors who bring so much talent, humor and excitement to our ensemble. X, SJ​”

Charlotte’s and Miranda’s husbands will return. HBO confirmed on June 9 that Steve Brady (David Eigenberg) and Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler) are going to appear in the revival. Plus, that’s not where the love ends: Willie Garson will also reprise his role as Stanford Blatch, and Mario Cantone will return as Stanford’s husband, Anthony Marentino.

“Everyone at And Just Like That is thrilled to be able to continue the storylines of these beloved Sex and the City characters with the actors who made them so lovable,” King said in a statement.

They’re back! On June 11, Parker posted a selfie with Davis and Nixon following their first table read! “Together again. 💜 Read through our first episodes,” she wrote, tagging @justlikethatmax. “Alongside all the fellas and our newest cast members. Like an ice cream sundae. X, SJ.”

The table read went really well. “I think the feeling was, ‘Oh, my God, this is so weird, right?’” Willie Garson, who plays Stanford Blatch, told Page Six on June 30, adding, “And also, ‘Oh, my God, this is so completely normal.’ So at the same time, this is the weirdest thing ever and this is literally just like, ‘Oh, here we are again. Another terrific episode.’” Garson said that he “truly, truly appreciate[s]” fans of the show for keeping interest in it alive for so long, and says that the “updated” new episodes will explore questions like “Where are these people now? How have these people changed, evolved? …Like, how has all the rapid changes in the world affected these people and how are they different?” He continued, “So God bless us for being allowed to do this. And it’s because of the fans.”

13-Year-Old Momiji Nishiya Is the First Olympic Champion in Women’s Skateboarding

“I didn’t think I could win, but everyone around me cheered me on so I’m glad I was able to find my groove,” she told The Guardian after the event.

Heading into the inaugural event, Nishiya’s medal chances looked bright thanks to her performance at the Street World Championships in Rome, where she earned silver on June 6.

Nishiya’s win completed a gold medal street-skateboard sweep on home soil for Japan. On Sunday, Yuto Horigome won the men’s competition to become the first-ever Olympic champion in the event.

Many of the competitors celebrated the performances in Tokyo as a shining example of the growth for women’s skateboarding, a sport that has been historically overshadowed by the men’s event.

“It’s going to change the whole game,” U.S. skater Mariah Duran told ESPN. “This is like opening at least one door to, you know, many skaters who are having the conversations with their parents, who want to start skating.”

“I’m not surprised if there’s probably already like 500 girls getting a board today,” she said.

On August 4, women’s skateboarding will continue with the park competition, featuring another 13-year-old phenom, Britain’s Sky Brown, and Team USA’s Brighton Zeuner, the youngest gold medalist at the 2017 X Games.

This post originally appeared on SELF.

Simone Biles Got Candid About Not Having Her ‘Best’ Day at the 2021 Olympics

G.O.A.T. Simone Biles is getting candid about her 2021 Olympics experience. During the gymnastics qualifying rounds on Sunday, July 25, the Russian team outscored the American team in a surprising upset. Though she made the finals in every individual event, the all-around competition, and posted the highest score of the day, Biles still wasn’t thrilled with how the day went. And she took to Instagram to share her thoughts. 

“Prelims ☑️ now to prepare for finals,” Biles posted. “It wasn’t an easy day or my best but I got through it. I truly do feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders at times. I know I brush it off and make it seem like pressure doesn’t affect me but damn sometimes it’s hard hahaha! The olympics is no joke! BUT I’m happy my family was able to be with me virtually. they mean the world to me!”

Biles‘s comments section has been flooded with supportive messages. In particular, Nastia Liukin—the gold medal-winning gymnast who most recently competed at the 2008 Olympics and is covering the Games in Tokyo—posted, “proud of you, always ❤.”

Liukin also wrote on her IG Story, “I feel like at times, people forget that even the very best in the world are still human-with nerves, pain, stress, anxiety, pressure. So let’s continue to spread our love and support to our athletes who are doing something SO difficult already, and then having to also handle the weight of an entire nation and world on their shoulders during a pandemic without fans AND their number one supporters, their family.”

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What’s most heartening, though, is Biles has kept a sense of humor throughout the Games. On July 26, she posted some candid shots of herself making faces during and after her routines.

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Never change, Simone Biles; we love you forever.

Angela Yee’s Oven-Roasted Veggie Wrap Recipe Is Quick, Easy, and Full of Flavor

Whether it’s a hot take on her award-winning radio show, The Breakfast Club, hot sauce in the kitchen, or Baileys almond milk liqueur in her morning coffee, Angela Yee adds a little bit of spice to every aspect of her life.

Well, if that’s the key to all of the host’s success, consider hair of the dog an official new staple of my morning routine. Aside from her illustrious career as a hip hop marketing exec turned radio personality, Angela Yee is a certified entrepreneur with a line of pressed juices, a thriving Brooklyn juice bar, and a Black-owned and -operated coffee company, Coffee Uplifts People.

“Coffee was started in Ethiopia, but for some reason, I think a lot of Black people don’t look at coffee as like a thing for us even though it’s ours,” she tells Glamour over Zoom. “So I really wanted to do something to show people the disparity in the coffee industry when it comes to women and when it comes to people of color.” The company launched its first line of coffee grounds and beans to raise awareness around voter registration during the 2020 election and is set to open its first brick-and-mortar this August. 

Yee’s own coffee order, of course, is anything but boring. “At home, I have my own machine and I actually like mine with a little bit of almond milk Baileys in it, I’m not gonna lie,” she says while giving me a tour of her De’Longhi La Specialista Espresso Machine. “So I make an espresso shot, I put the Baileys in it, and then I use almond milk with bananas. On the rocks.”

With everything going on in Yee’s world, it’s no wonder her cooking philosophy is all about keeping things simple. This brings us to the host’s contribution to Glamour’s That Thing I Always Cook column: her oven-roasted vegetable wrap. After changing her diet to combat high cholesterol, Yee found herself eating a lot of poultry. “I grew tired of so much chicken, got more into juicing, and eating more like a vegetarian,” Yee explains. “My tastebuds shifted.” 

Lee Kiefer Just Won a Gold Medal While Attending Medical School

Lee Kiefer made history on Sunday in Tokyo, becoming the first American man or woman to win individual foil gold at the Olympic Games

The three-time Olympian triumphed in the women’s foil final with a 15-13 victory over defending champion Inna Deriglazova of the Russian Olympic Committee team. After landing the final point, Kiefer, 27, took off her mask and yelled, “Oh, my God!” while celebrating the monumental moment. But that’s not all Kiefer has to celebrate. The world-class athlete will soon graduate med school to become a doctor—a reminder that so many Olympic athletes maintain full-time jobs and live a second life in addition to competing on a global stage.

The medal has been many years in the making for Kiefer, who placed 5th at the 2012 London Games and finished 10th at the 2016 Rio Games. A four-time NCAA champion during her years at the University of Notre Dame, Kiefer prepared for her best performance on the Olympic stage while balancing the demands of her third year of medical school at the University of Kentucky.

“It’s such an incredible feeling that I share with my coach, I share with my husband, with my family, just everyone that’s been a part of this,” Kiefer told ESPN while wearing her gold medal. “I wish I could chop it up in little pieces and distribute it to everyone I love.”

Kiefer considered retiring from the sport after the 2016 season, but when she reached number one in the world during her senior year and received support from advisors at UK Med School, she decided to continue fencing while pursuing her goal of becoming a doctor.

As Kiefer shared in an interview with USA Fencing, navigating both demanding pursuits hasn’t been easy, especially with the pandemic raging last year. She and her husband, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Gerek Meinhardt, built a fencing strip in her parents’ basement when their training club closed. After completing seven months of her third year of medical school—which involved 6:45 a.m. starts at the hospital, studying late at night, plus attending class lectures and fencing practice when time allowed—Kiefer took a leave of absence to focus on preparing for Tokyo. All of the effort came to a stunning finale and clearly paid off. 

“I think it came down to having a really good support system,” she told USA Fencing. “Obviously my husband, my family, and my teammates—the people who I’ve worked up to this Olympics with. I think the fact that we all shared this journey and this goal motivated me to make the final push.”

Kiefer is just one of several athletes who balance school, day jobs, and parenting while chasing their Olympic dreams. For example, while representing Colombia at the 2016 Olympics, rugby star Nathalie Marchino worked as a sales account manager at Twitter and took a five-month leave of absence to prepare for Rio. When she’s not racing on the track for Team Canada, Lanni Marchant works as a criminal defense attorney for a law firm in the United States. Marchant finished 25th in the 10,000 meters and 24th in the marathon at the Rio Games. And three-time Olympian Ana Rente balances her career as a doctor while training on the trampoline.

Kiefer’s gold medal brings the U.S. total medal count to 10 as of Sunday. The U.S. is second only to China, who currently leads the medal count with 11 total. 

This post originally appeared on SELF. 

Kate Beckinsale Just Reunited With Her Daughter After 2 Years Apart

Reunited and it feels so good.

Kate Beckinsale recently revealed the painful situation that she, like many families, found herself in throughout the coronavirus pandemic: being separated from her daughter. The actor is a mom to 22-year-old Lily Mo Sheen, whom she raised with ex-partner Michael Sheen. 

“I haven’t seen my daughter for two years because of everything. Also, I went to Canada working and she couldn’t come see me,” she explained on Live with Kelly and Ryan, per People. “Two years of not seeing your child is the most preposterous thought.”

“Thank goodness for FaceTime and all that, but we’re both panicking that we’ll look really old to each other,” she continued. “My daughter’s 22 and looks eight. So she’s like, ‘I’m just worried that you’re going to think I look old. I’m like, ‘I’m going to look old!'”

Thankfully, on July 23, the pair were finally reunited at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, where Lily Mo and her boyfriend David Schechter picked up her mom, according to The Daily Mail.

In the photos, which you can see here, Beckinsale is wearing a black-and-white ensemble complete with joggers, a blazer, large sunglasses, a mask, and high-heeled shoes. Meanwhile, Lily Mo looks much more casual in a cropped t-shirt and oversized pants (she’s wearing a mask, too, of course). 

Kate Beckinsale later stepped out in New York City, wearing the same ensemble:

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Though they couldn’t see each other in person until now, Beckinsale recently paid tribute to her daughter on her 22nd birthday. “Well 22 you sly dog. Happy birthday @lily_sheen the best person ever invented,” she wrote on Instagram in January, alongside a gorgeous black-and-white photo from Lily’s childhood. “Lucky lucky me (even after that volcanic poo you did in Tootsies shortly before this photo was taken ) 💕”

Last year, Lily Mo wished her mom a happy birthday on Instagram as well, writing, “happy birthday my beautiful amazing mama 💕✨ the only true Leo and the coolest person alive!!! I love you more than anything ever 💋.”


Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Recreated That Steamy ‘Jenny From the Block’ Yacht Scene

Now that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are officially Instagram official, all bets are off!

On July 25, TMZ published new photos of Bennifer enjoying some time on a yacht in St. Tropez. Based on Lopez’s hairstyle and bathing suit, the pics are from the same outing she posted about on her 52nd birthday featuring a very sexy makeout photo with Affleck (check the third slide). 

Things got even steamier on the bow, where Lopez and Affleck were being photographed on and off the ship (you can see the paparazzi photos obtained by TMZ here). In the images, Affleck grabs Lopez’s derriere while looking directly into their own photographer’s camera. Then, the couple shares a kiss before Lopez moves on top of him. They even sent a few smiles in the paparazzi’s direction, suggesting that they were fine with these displays of affection becoming public. 

TMZ pointed out that the moment will likely give viewers alive during the early 2000s some serious déjà vu. The couple officially began dating in 2001 after starring alongside each other in the movie Gigli. Soon after, Affleck starred in Lopez’s 2002 music video for “Jenny From the Block.” If you can recall, Ben Affleck pulls a very similar move in the video by Lopez apply sunscreen to those hard-to-reach places.

If you don’t recall, well, here you go:

So yeah, this had to be an intentional homage, right? 

In fact, later that night during Lopez’s 52nd birthday party, the pair were seen canoodling while the song in question played overhead. You can watch the pair party it up in this compilation of their friends’ Instagram stories gathered by fan account @jloveglow

According to The Irish Examiner, Affleck once said he regretted appearing in the music video with Jennifer Lopez, suggesting that it damaged his acting career. “If I have a big regret, it was doing the music video. But that happened years ago. I’ve moved on,” he reportedly said in 2008, adding that he didn’t blame Lopez. “It not only makes me look like a petulant fool [to blame Lopez], but it surely qualifies as ungentlemanly? For the record, did she hurt my career? No.”

Well, if he truly regretted “Jenny From the Block” in 2008, it appears he doesn’t anymore. Love that for him!


All the Women Athletes to Watch at the Tokyo Olympics

Watch it: The Paralympic Games will run from August 24 to September 5.

9. Surfing

Surfing is one of the four sports making its highly anticipated Olympic debut this year. The action will be led by Carissa Moore—reigning four-time world champion.

Some very exciting context to keep in mind while watching the women shred: In 2019 surfing became one of the few sports to achieve pay equity.

Watch it: The surf competition is subject to change based on the waves, but the action is slated for July 24–28.

10. Skateboarding

Skateboarding will also be making its Olympic debut this year. The field is stacked with impossibly cool women who will be bringing some serious chill and skill to the Games in both street and park events. Keep your eyes peeled for Bryce Wettstein and Brighton Zeuner, 16-year-old childhood best friends from California.

Watch it: The action will go down July 25 and August 3.

11. Weightlifting

There are few things more genuinely badass than watching women lift hundreds of pounds over their heads like, “Oh what’s that? You say women aren’t strong?” This year Laurel Hubbard will become the first openly trans person to compete (in any sport) in Olympic history.

Watch it: See the women lift July 23 through August 2.

12. Wrestling

In a similar show of don’t-underestimate-her dominance, Helen Maroulis, reining Olympic champ, will be competing in her second Olympics for the chance to become the first U.S. wrestler to bring home back-to-back gold medals.

Watch it: July 31 through August 2.

13. Diving

Diving is always an iconic sport to watch. The skill! The grace! The heights! This year keep your eyes on Shi Tingmao, a Chinese diver who has won every single world championship and Olympic title since 2015.

Watch it: See the competition July 25 through August 5.

14. Paralympic Swimming

Jessica Long is a legend. She made her Paralympic debut at age 12 and has since earned 23 medals—13 of which are gold—which makes her the second-most-decorated Paralympian in history. (No wonder she was Michael Phelps’s former training partner.)

The coronavirus restrictions at this year’s Games have proved particularly challenging for Para athletes. Becca Meyers, also a swimming powerhouse, announced she was forced to withdraw from the competition after being denied the right to bring a care assistant (her mom) to help her compete as a deaf blind athlete.

Watch it: The Paralympic Games will run from August 24 to September 5.

15. Softball

Softball is returning to the Olympics after 13 years. The game was last played in 2008, when Team U.S.A. brought home gold. Two of those women, Cat Osterman and Monica Abbott, are returning this year with the 2021 squad to defend their title.

Watch it: The Games run from July 20 to July 27.

See all of Glamour’s Olympics 2021 coverage here.