Clarice Star Rebecca Breeds Says This Is How You Fall Asleep Without Having Nightmares

Rebecca Breeds—the star of CBS’s newest drama, Clarice—typically works 16 hour days, sometimes starting as early as 5 A.M. Today, she’s in the middle of a rare day off, but she’s certainly not taking it easy. “No, I’ve gone over both our finale scripts, went for a run, been for a COVID test and now I’m doing press. But, I am on the couch, so it’s lovely.”

The Australia native says that working on the Silence of the Lambs spin-off series sometimes makes it hard to unwind, and if you’ve seen even one of the show’s episodes, you can understand why. “Some days you don’t really switch off,” she says. “Clarice is so in the zone, she just lives for her job, and I feel like that’s what I’ve been doing while I’ve been playing her. It’s a funny parallel.”

Breeds wouldn’t trade it for the world—she says even while portraying Clarice’s trauma, she’s having the best time working on the show. “We all just have so much fun, and I find it so satisfying to watch the episodes when they air. I get nervous [for her], but I’m so proud of the work we’re doing.”

That includes the work Breeds is doing to make sure she stays strong and healthy. She follows the same routine each night, which includes preparing for the next day by making her morning smoothie at night and packing her work bag. “I am not an early bird,” she says with a laugh. 

The 33-year-old also relies on an elaborate skincare routine, which she says has actually been one of the perks of the job. “When I got the role, I was like, ‘That’s it, I’m investing in stuff I know I’m going to love and use!’ It’s your face, after all. It’s worth it!”

Here, Breeds walks us through how she falls asleep, from the candle that sets the mood to the “magic potions” that transform her skin. 

My go-to trick to help wind down

I always have low-lighting. When I get home, I only turn on the lamp lights. Growing up, I remember going to bed for me was always such a punishment because I’d hear my two older brothers laughing downstairs, and I was like, “Why do I have to go to bed just ‘cause I’m the youngest?” But now I view getting ready for bed and going to sleep as a way to nurture and take care of myself. 

My nighttime skincare essentials

My skin care routine is a part of how I wind down and puts me in the right headspace. Thankfully Clarice doesn’t wear a lot of makeup; she’s super natch, which I love. But still, you’ve got that foundation layer on, so one of the first things I do when I come home is wash my face. Most cleansers would dry out my face until I found this company called Oumere. The founder is a science genius and she has a product called Oil of Dissolution Theory that I use to take my makeup off, and it doesn’t strip my face of oils. It leaves it really soft and dewy, and it’s really gentle. I then use a microfiber cloth called Erase Your Face with lots of hot water to gently press down on my face and get the makeup off. 

Oumere Oil Dissolution Theory Cleanser

$100

Oumere

Erase Your Face Reusable Makeup Removing Cloth

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Then I use Oumere’s No. 9 to exfoliate. It’s so good, my makeup artist was like, “What have you done? Your skin is like butter, it’s amazing!” So, yeah, No. 9 is a little piece of magic. 

Oumere No. 9 Daily Liquid Exfoliant

Then I use La Mer’s The Treatment Lotion, which helps make my face super nice and dewy. It’s a serum and it’s jam-packed with antioxidants. That’s my base layer and then that helps maximize the efficacy of the products I use after that. It’s an investment, but it lasts a really long time. Then I use the Oumere UV-R because I have hyperpigmentation on my face from sun damage, and it’s packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and whatever other magic she puts in there!

La Mer The Treatment Lotion

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La Mer

Oumere UV-R Serum

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Oumere

Then I move on to Oumere’s eye serum since the skin around my eyes gets so dry. To help it absorb, I use Trees and Flower’s Roll It Away Eye Massage over it. It’s a metal ball applicator that massages essential oils in your skin. It’s so refreshing, it’s like a nice little kiss for your eyeballs. 

Oumere The Eye Serum

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Oumere

Trees and Flowers Roll It Away Eye Massage

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Trees and Flowers

Then I move on to my favorite facial moisturizing serum, Oumere’s Bioluminelle. It soaks in so quickly, it doesn’t leave you feeling slimy, which I really like. You just have to make sure you shake it really well.

Oumere Serum Bioluminelle

$190

Oumere

The skincare devices I swear by

Dr. Dennis Gross’s face steamer, which I thought looked like a really elaborate breast pump! But now I’m obsessed with it. It hydrates your face and opens up your pores so everything I apply on my face after absorbs better. Also, it just feels like a face hug. I use it every night for about three to five minutes once my face is clean and before I start my regimen. Then I use my Kora Organics Gua Sha Rose Quartz Heart and give my jaw and face a little massage. I always keep it in the fridge, which helps combat puffiness when I apply it to my face. 

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer

$149

Dr. Dennis Gross

Kora Organics Gua Sha Rose Quartz Heart

$58

Kora Organics

The candle that always makes me feel calm

One of my cast mates, Devyn Tyler, bought me a Harlem Candle, and they are the absolute bomb. So, whilst I’m doing my nighttime skincare routine, I light my little Harlem Candle and make a little self-love environment. The one I’ve currently got is Love, which has hints of rose and sandalwood. 

Harlem Candle Co. Love Candle

$60

Harlem Candle Co.

My pre-bed beverage

I always drink tea. I have fallen in love with camomile tea with vanilla and honey. It just feels calming and cuddly. 

Twinings of London Camomile, Honey & Vanilla Herbal Tea

The hand cream that’s never messy

Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Nurturing Body Cream. It is my favorite hand cream I’ve ever used. You can use it on your body, but I love using it as a hand cream because it actually absorbs without feeling too slippery. Plus, it smells divine. 

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Cream

What’s currently sitting on my nightstand

When I get into bed, I have a daily journal called 365 Science of the Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes, who I found through a friend. A lot of these teachings are the foundations of AA and any kind of rehabilitation and healing. The wisdom [in this book] are always really aspirational and encouraging. 

365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom

The PJs I look forward to putting on

I’ve lived in a lot of cold climates and I found a J.Crew red plaid pajama set that has long sleeves, long pants. It’s just classic, cozy, winter pajamas, and I love plaid. 

The robe I cozy up in

I have a purple robe that my brother gave me. It looks like a grandma robe, but I love it. It’s a brand called Peter Alexander, which is really big in Australia, and they’re fantastic. I call it my weekend uniform.

I sleep better at night knowing…

I don’t have to get up early in the morning. If I know I have like a 4 A.M. wake up call, then I find it hard to sleep because I’m anxious about the early wake up call, which is the worst thing! But when I’m when I’m struggling to fall asleep, Louise Hay has a bunch of affirmation quotes and one of them is just “all is well in my world,” so whenever I’m having the anxieties, I repeat that over and over again. That way you create calm in yourself, because whatever it is, you’ll figure it out tomorrow after you’ve had a great night’s sleep. You won’t be able to sleep if you spend all that worrying about it. 

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14. 

What to Know About Daunte Wright, Who Was Fatally Shot By Police at a Traffic Stop

National Guard troops and Minnesota State Patrol officers arrived as reinforcement for local law enforcement. This mass deployment of resources to quell protests, compared to the systems in place that allowed an officer to shoot a man for apparently moving towards his own car, has not gone unnoticed.  

The shooting is painfully reminiscent of so many other instances when police officers shot and killed Black Americans. In 2016, Philando Castile was in the car with his girlfriend when he was pulled over by a police officer who later said that they “just look like people that were involved in a robbery.” Castile was shot and killed in his car. The police officer was found not guilty of charges of manslaughter. 

In 2015, police officer Michael Slager pulled over Walter Scott for a broken taillight. When Scott got out of his car and tried to run, Slager shot him eight times, then handcuffed him. Scott died, and in a rarity for police shooting cases, Slager pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received a sentence of 20 years. 

That same year, Sandra Bland was pulled over in Southeast Texas by State Trooper Brian Encinia who, footage showed, announced that he was arresting her without clear reason and eventually tried to drag her from the car. She was jailed, and three days later, was found hanging in her cell. 

What are elected leaders saying? 

“My prayers are with the family. It’s really a tragic thing that happened,” President Biden said on Sunday night, calling for an investigation of the shooting. “There is absolutely no justification, none, for looting, no justification for violence,” he added. “Peaceful protests, understandable, and the fact is that, you know, we do know that the anger, pain and trauma that exists in the Black community in that environment is real, it’s serious and it’s consequential. But it will not justify violence and/or looting,” 

The President’s focus on looting instead of the fatal shooting of a Black man at the hands of the police is somewhat surprising, considering how Biden worked to appeal to Black Americans during his campaign. It is thanks to Black voters, who strongly supported the former vice president in the primary and national election, that Biden is president. 

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott, the first Black person to hold that office, had stronger words. “We are all collectively devastated and we have been for over a year now by the killing of George Floyd and that we continue to be distressed as we go through the Derek Chauvin trial,” Elliott said on Monday. “So having a police-involved shooting happen in our community and killing a young man is heartbreaking and just unfathomable.” Elliott tweeted that he spoke to Wright’s father, and “assured him that I will do everything to ensure justice is served.” 

What would “justice” mean? 

Castile, Slager, Bland, and so many others, were killed while driving. George Floyd was killed shortly after leaving a convenience store. And Breonna Taylor, only 26, was killed while sleeping in her own bed. It begs the question—can Black Americans ever feel safe and protected while police are empowered to stop, question, and even shoot civilians? Even Americans who have seen calls to “defund the police” or “abolish the police” as extreme may consider them more closely now. It’s clear that current levels of reform haven’t been able to stop the regular, repeated killings. 

Wright was shot by police at a traffic stop and died. He leaves behind siblings, parents, a girlfriend, and a baby son. Next, the officer who shot him, Potter, will be investigated, and she may be charged with a crime. But many activists are pointing out that the shooting and killing of Black Americans by law enforcement officers is a long-held pattern—the American police force is a modern invention, created to help plantation southern owners keep slaves captive.  

For now, Wright’s family and community continue to mourn, and protests continue to build. A GoFundMe has been set up for the family, and Minnesota groups have bail funds that take donations to help release jailed protesters. 

“I just need everyone to know that he is much more than this,” Katie Wright wept at a vigil for her son on Monday night. Friends, family, and former teachers spoke of Daunte Wright as a loving, happy person—a person who had his whole life ahead of him. 

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter. 

Prince Philip at 36 Years Old Looked Exactly Like Prince Harry

The genes are strong in this family. In an old photo, the recently passed Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, bares a striking resemblance to his redheaded grandson, Prince Harry. 

The picture is actually the cover of a 1957 issue of Paris Match magazine. It captures Prince Philip in formal military attire, smiling and listening to a companion. The royal photographer for Getty Images, Chris Jackson, posted the old magazine to Instagram a few days after Prince Philip died, and commenters immediately picked up on the resemblance.

“Looks like Harry 🔥🙌” reads the top comment on the post. “Totally did a double take thinking it was Harry,” wrote someone else. And it’s easy to see why: the smile, the eyes, the beards. Super similar.

“I was reminded today of this incredible vintage @parismatch_magazine from 1957 I acquired a few years ago,” Jackson wrote in his caption. “I was blown away the minute I spotted it. It always reminds me of the unique, historic reference points that Royal photography provides. The front cover features a fantastically suave Prince Philip on tour with The Queen.” 

As noted by People, Prince Philip was around 36 at the time this photograph was taken, the same age Prince Harry is now. Both men served in their country’s military; Prince Philip enlisted to fight in World War II in 1939, and Prince Harry was twice deployed to Afghanistan during his decade in the service. 

Prince Harry, who is currently in the UK for his grandfather’s funeral service, recently remembered him in a heartfelt statement. He wrote, “My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next…master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.”

Queer Eye’s Tan France and His Husband, Rob, Are Having a Baby

Check back here for updates on pregnant celebrities, expected babies, due dates, and so much more. 

So many celebrities announced in 2020 that they’re expecting babies. Victoria Monét! Emily Ratajkowski! Nicki Minaj! And I guarantee you we’ll see a similar amount of exciting baby announcements in 2021. Yes, my friends, the Hollywood baby boom continues

It started off strong in January with rumors that Emma Stone is expecting her first child with Dave McCary. And the news has kept flowing since then. 

Below, check out all the pregnant celebrities (and those who are expecting a baby by another route) that you’ll be hearing about in 2021. 

Nicole Kidman Says She Gives Keith Urban Pedicures Sometimes

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, quietly one of the best A-list couples, apparently spend their pampering time together. In fact, Kidman gives her husband and their two daughters pedicures on the reg.

“[Urban’s] a pretty low-maintenance guy. Sometimes, though, I’ll treat my whole family to a spa day and massage their feet and give them pedicures,” she told InStyle. “[And then] I put my little bed socks on and wake up with the softest feet. I am so glamorous.” Beauty while you sleep? The ultimate time-saving hack. Of course Nicole Kidman has the best tips!

The Big Little Lies actor says she doesn’t want her beauty routine to eat up too much of her day. In fact, she does just five minutes in the morning and another five at night. “I’ve got to put my kids to bed and spend time with my husband,” she said. “I’m not going to sit there for an hour pampering myself.”

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

But that doesn’t mean she can skimp on the essentials–or that her daughters, Sunday and Faith, are allowed to, either. She says of her motherly beauty advice, “I’m like, ‘You need to smell good, look good, take care of your skin, file your nails, and take care of your feet. Do it yourself; it’s your responsibility.’ It’s not just about hygiene; it’s about how they enter the world.”

Self-care is essential, if the last year has taught us anything. “I try to make myself presentable in the morning. It’s so easy not to even bother in quarantine, and I’ve been through periods like that before,” Kidman told InStyle. “I feel better inside when I decide to do my hair and put on a dress— not just my same old sweatpants or jeans.”

BRB, throwing on a suit and giving my cat a manicure. Nicole Kidman told me to!

Britney Spears Says She’s ‘Flattered’ People Are ‘Concerned’ About Her Life

Britney Spears appreciates the support. The pop star took to Instagram on April 12 to thank fans who are “concerned” about her life. 

If you don’t know, Spears’s conservatorship, which doesn’t give her full legal control of her life, became a national story in wake of the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears. Brit’s addressed the doc already, but it seems she has more to say. 

In her latest Instagram post (a video of herself looking into the camera in a garden), she wrote, “Happy to share especially with a world that is empathetic and concerned with my life … what can I say I’m FLATTERED.” 

In addition to her conservatorship, Framing Britney Spears examined the ways she was mistreated by the media. Celebrities, including her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, have issued apologies for the way they talked about her in the press in the early-aughts. Maybe  this is what Spears meant by “a world that is empathetic”: one that takes accountability.

She continued, “Here’s to another beautiful summer of popsicles and sunbathing ☀️☀️☀️😜😜😜 !!!” Brit, that is literally all we want.

In another Instagram post, Spears wrote, “I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!!” Of living in the spotlight, she wrote, “My life has always been very speculated … watched … and judged really my whole life !!!…It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am till this day 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 !!!!” 

But Spears is resilient. She and her boyfriend recently got vaccinated against COVID-19, and both seemed to be in great spirits. 

Aidy Bryant Is ‘Juggling a Lot of Nasty Boys’ in the First Full Trailer for Shrill Season 3

It’s time to say goodbye to Hulu‘s Shrill. The groundbreaking Aidy Bryant–led show is not coming back after season three, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

The show centers on Annie (Bryant), a self-described fat woman who’s on a mission to change her life but not her body. For two seasons, we’ve watched her navigate life, love, and work, all in a body that the world tells her is wrong. And now we’re going to see the final chapter

At the end of season two, fans watched Annie step into her power by way of dumping her loser boyfriend, Ryan (Luka Jones), and demand better for herself when it comes to relationships—and life. Bryant posted on January 27 that the show’s final season is coming this spring.

Shrill has been one of the most creatively satisfying experiences of my life, a true labor of love for me and everyone who worked so hard on it,” Bryant said in a statement Wednesday, January 27, per THR. “We are incredibly proud of this upcoming third and final season and are so grateful to the audience who connected with this story. I am deeply honored to have worked so closely with the writers, cast, and crew to make Shrill while continuing my work at SNL, it is a time I will never forget. I have endless love for our crew in Portland, and I am excited to get back to New York and rejoin my other work family at SNL in the meantime.”

Here’s everything we know so far about what to expect in season three: 

Filming has already wrapped. Bryant shared an Instagram selfie in December 2020 with her costar, Lolly Adefope, who plays her best friend on the show. “That’s a wrap on @shrillhulu season 3! love this cast and crew more than I could ever explain. see you sooooon. 💕✨🌲”

The premiere date. Shrill season three will premiere May 7, the show confirmed in February, alongside a new teaser trailer: 

It will pick up after Annie dumped her ex. THR reveals Annie is “energized by her breakup with her dud boyfriend Ryan and her newfound momentum at work” and that she “feels like everything is finally falling into place for her.” 

“We feel incredibly lucky to have worked with the brilliant Aidy Bryant over the past three years to tell Annie’s story and we’re proud that Aidy and the team are able to reward fans with a perfect ending to the series,” says Hulu’s V.P. of content development, Billy Rosenberg. “Shrill has received well-deserved praise and acclaim and has been an important part of Hulu’s comedy brand. A huge congratulations and thank you to Aidy, [showrunner] Ali Rushfield, Lindy West, Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks, and the entire teams at Broadway Video and Brownstone Productions.”

Annie is dating around and shaking things up. On April 12, the first full-length trailer for the third season premiered, giving us a glimpse at Annie’s further adventures. She’s juggling men, new assignments at work, and generally giving less of a fuck than ever. Watch, below. 

We can’t wait to watch!

Justin Bieber Says His First Year of Marriage to Hailey Was ‘Really Tough’

Justin Bieber is not the same man he was three years ago when he married Hailey. The “Peaches” singer says his wife has helped him become a better person but notes their relationship hasn’t been without its difficulties.

“The first year of marriage was really tough,” he says in a new interview with GQ, adding, “because there was a lot, going back to the trauma stuff. There was just lack of trust. There was all these things that you don’t want to admit to the person that you’re with, because it’s scary. You don’t want to scare them off by saying, ‘I’m scared.’ ”

The couple got engaged in July 2018 and were married at a New York City courthouse in September 2018. One year later, they had a bigger ceremony with friends and family in South Carolina.

In the GQ article, Bieber reveals he spent his first year of marriage to Hailey “on eggshells.” However, he says they’re in a better place now “We’re just creating these moments for us as a couple, as a family, that we’re building these memories,” he says. “And it’s beautiful that we have that to look forward to. Before, I didn’t have that to look forward to in my life. My home life was unstable. Like, my home life was not existing. I didn’t have a significant other. I didn’t have someone to love. I didn’t have someone to pour into. But now I have that.”

As for their future together, kids are definitely part of the plan. “I just felt like that was my calling,” he says. “Just to get married and have babies and do that whole thing.” That being said, he says the “babies” will happen “not this second” but “eventually.”

Read Justin Bieber’s full interview with GQ magazine here.

Prince Harry Will Reportedly Only Stay in the U.K. for a Week

Prince Harry is currently in the U.K. for the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, but sources say he won’t be there long. 

An insider tells Us Weekly the Duke of Sussex will only stay across the pond “for a week” before going back to California to baby Archie and wife Meghan Markle, who’s pregnant with their second child. “He’s already really missing Meghan and Archie and has been FaceTiming them every day to check in,” the source says. “He actually speaks to Meghan a few times a day because he worries [about] leaving her when she’s so far along in her pregnancy.” (According to Us Weekly, Markle was advised by her doctor to stay home; her due date is some time this summer.) 

“My grandfather was a man of service, honour, and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next,” Prince Harry wrote in a statement about Prince Philip. “He was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.” 

Buckingham Palace announced Prince Philip’s passing on April 9. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” a statement reads. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

It continues, “Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.” His funeral is scheduled for this Saturday, April 17. This trip marks the first time Prince Harry will be reunited with his family since his and Markle’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey

The Royal Family Photog Shared His Fave Pic of Elizabeth and Philip, and They Look So Happy

The royal family is constantly photographed whenever they step foot in public, and royal photographer Chris Jackson is often one of the people behind the lens. In light of Prince Philip‘s passing on April 9, Jackson has been sharing his favorite photos of the duke and Queen Elizabeth, and he just revealed his all-time number-one. 

“Hands-down still my favourite picture of HM The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales at an event they clearly enjoy and were so relaxed at, The Braemar Highland Gathering,” Jackson wrote on Instagram and Twitter. “This spectacular and friendly event takes place just down the road from The Queen’s summer residence of Balmoral 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇬🇧.”

See it for yourself, below. 

Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker Bowles were all in attendance at this particular Braemar Highland Gathering, which happened on September 2, 2006 in Braemar, Scotland. 

News of the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing was announced via a statement from Buckingham Palace. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” it read. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

It continued,, “Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.” 

Both Prince William and Prince Harry released statements about their grandfather. “My grandfather was a man of service, honour, and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next,” Prince Harry wrote. “He was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.” 

Meanwhile, Prince William said, “My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service—to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family. I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days.”