Fans Think Rihanna’s Red Hair at the BET Awards Means Her Album Is Coming Soon

Last night’s BET Awards, hosted by Regina Hall, were packed with must-see moments. There was an epic Mary J. Blige medley (featuring Lil Kim!), a tribute to rapper Nipsey Hussle, yet another incredible Lizzo performance, and an inspiring speech from Tyler Perry, to name just a few.

But for many Rihanna fans, the fact that the singer and Fenty beauty founder was in the house was the biggest news of all. The singer was on hand to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Blige. “Ladies and gentlemen, get on your feet right now, c’mon now,” she said from the stage. “The recipient of the 2019 BET Lifetime Achievement Award, the undeniable queen of hip-hop and R&B, Mary J. Blige.”

Rihanna’s fans, a.k.a. her “Navy,” quickly noticed that the singer was sporting newly red hair (although, her braids were a red hue when she went day drinking with Seth Meyers earlier in the week); that alone might not sound too noteworthy, but some of those fans think it’s a sign she’ll soon be releasing new music. “Rihanna changes her hair color when she’s about to drop an album,” one wrote on Twitter. “Rihanna has red hair again . music gonna be 🔥🔥👏👏,” another tweeted.

“Rihanna singing w red hair… we are that much closer to R9,” one social media user said, referring to Rihanna’s highly-anticipated ninth album.

Others simply loved the look and think it’s RiRi’s best color.

“It really does suck that it can’t just come out, because I’m working on a really fun one right now,” Rihanna recently told Sarah Paulson in Interview magazine about the new album. “I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, ‘Even if I don’t have the time to shoot videos, I’m going to put an album out.'”

The Hills Reboot Interviews: Heidi, Audrina, Whitney, and Stephanie Tell All

“So you know how Stephanie was at my birthday party?” Lauren Conrad asks her friend Whitney Port in a 2008 episode of The Hills, her tone hilariously deadpan. “I guess Spencer freaked out at her. Like, made her cry.” “Are you serious?” Port responds, blankly, with the type of cadence you’d employ while reading a cereal box. There’s nothing going on in this scene—literally nothing—but people were riveted. Millions of them. According to reports, 3.9 million people tuned in to The Hills‘ spring 2008 premiere, and an additional 5 million watched the episode online. Remember, this was before the era of streaming: You had to go home and catch a TV show when it aired. So the fact that 3.9 million people carved space out each week to watch LC stare vacantly at her friends says a lot. It speaks to how much this “reality” show captured the public’s consciousness at one time.

And what a time it was. There was no Instagram, no iPads, no influencers. The Hills girls were the influencers—appearing on every red carpet, every tabloid magazine cover, and at every nightclub in the early aughts. This was when paparazzi and Perez Hilton decided what mattered each week, and The Hills mattered. So much so that a group photo of Conrad, Port, and their co-stars, Audrina Patridge and Heidi Montag, was once worth $200,000. (That statistic, if you’re curious, comes from Rolling Stone’s May 2008 cover story about The Hills. Cover. Story.)

So you get it: This show, at its apex, had impact. But the momentum eventually slowed, ratings steadily decreased, and by 2010 The Hills was kaput. Not even a new monotone blonde narrator by the name of Kristin Cavallari could save it.

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But maybe reboot culture can. On Monday, June 24, MTV debuts a shiny new spinoff of the show titled The Hills: New Beginnings. It’s mostly the same cast, give or take—subtract Lauren and Kristin, add, somewhat curiously, Mischa Barton—but they’re on a different playing field. They’re older, potentially wiser, some with kids, some divorced. Others just have famous Kardashian siblings.

MTV is clearly making a nostalgia play here. (The Hills is just one of many shows the network has plans to revive.) Patridge, who stars in New Beginnings, says this second act is about reconnecting with diehard fans: the ones who have been there since 2006 and are probably in similar life stages as the cast. “I feel like our fans can really relate [to this new show] because they’re from our generation,” she says. “We’re all growing up together.”

Whether they’ll tune in to watch is still up for debate, but the cast is certainly giving it their all. Here, four veterans from the franchise—Heidi, Audrina, Whitney, and Stephanie—relive the old days, tease the new ones, and spill just a little bit of tea.

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Weekly Horoscopes for the Week of June 24

After last week’s monthly reveal courtesy of the full moon, La Luna is cycling down. Known as the waning phase, it wraps up on Sunday before the cycle begins again with a new moon. This week kicks off with relationships bathed in a rose-colored filter of fantasy, and perhaps a little confusion. If in doubt, just enjoy romance, art, and music while pausing on big decisions until the cosmic forecast is clear. Whatever you look for or crave from someone else, give to yourself to plant the seed. Want more love and security? Find it within and you’ll perceive it in your external world. You’ll see it when you believe it.

Read on to discover what’s in store for your zodiac sun sign (your actual sign) for the week of June 24 through June 30, 2019, and also your rising sign (which you can find here).

Aries | Aries rising

Aries, you may be feeling restless thanks to expansive Jupiter in your career zone encouraging you to spread your wings and nebulous Neptune calling you to retreat within. Think about how you can better integrate your spiritual practice and liminal musings into your career and public image. In the meantime, you need to keep your local relationships rolling along as these provide pleasurable contacts but aren’t flowing with your higher intel or the course-correcting you need to do for your career. If all three areas aren’t syncing, simply give time to each this week. Time alone will deliver more clarity by Saturday. Your beliefs and philosophies are being tested so keep an open mind and pivot to come into alignment. You’ve got until August so take your time. Consider how you can maintain your own beliefs while accepting those of others. Expect a surprise on Wednesday as the sun in Cancer makes a friendly appearance in your money and self-worth zone. A sudden financial bonus could fund a vision you have for your nest. On a deeper level, you may have a sudden boost to your self-worth that supports your emotional underpinnings. Your warrior spirit is in the process of healing over the next several years. Home life may clash with your general approach to life, dig deeper into childhood to find what this situation or feeling reminds you of. This may be a moment that clarifies how you want to represent yourself authentically.

Taurus | Taurus rising

The cosmos are turning up the voltage on el Tauro, so make like Taylor Swift and shake, shake, shake it off. Find ways to ground that extra charge in your nervous system. You’ve been picking up speed lately and others are beginning to notice. Tension on Wednesday gives way by Thursday, as the moon in your sign syncs a flowing aspect to sparky Uranus, and the sun in your local hood. Perhaps a cozy new connection? Notice the people you meet—even as you’re walking down the street—as they’ll be noticing you. In any case, you’re a local star this month so turn your shine way up as you go about your daily activities. You’re a pragmatic earth sign and tend to cast off what your finely-tuned senses can’t confirm as concrete. However, Monday brings a moment when listening to the subtle voice of your intuition will give you the inside track at work. Perhaps a useful moment with a superior or a chance to make your own executive abilities known. Intuition can present as bodily sensation, and you trust your body’s intelligence more than most, so keep it on speed dial. Put simply: an upward intuitive shift means yes go, while a downward one means no or not now. Experiment with the same technique for any fog around relationships as well. Expectations may not match reality, or it may be that you’re on a totally different tangent than your social circle this week.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Have Arrived in Paris for Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’s Second Wedding

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have, as of Sunday, arrived in Paris for Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’s upcoming second wedding ceremony—which, while the exact date and location is still unknown, was most recently rumored to be set for the end of June in France. And, well, it’s the end of June, and everyone’s in France! Besides, the fact that the J Sisters are taking time from their busy schedules in another corner of the world seems to indicate that something special is going to happen.

Priyanka and Nick were spotted taking a stroll in Paris on Sunday afternoon, according to Entertainment Online, although Sophie and Joe were nowhere to be seen. But they aren’t the only celebrities who have arrived in Paris for the upcoming festivities: Wilmer Valderrama, who’s friends with Joe, posted on his ’gram that he was in Paris too.

Later on Sunday, Joe, Sophie, Wilmer, and two other friends were caught on film by this lucky bystander as they left a building in the city.

But the J Sisters didn’t spent the whole day apart—they got together with Nick, Joe, Wilmer, and others in the group for dinner later Sunday evening.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Have Arrived in Paris for Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ Second Wedding

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have, as of Sunday, arrived in Paris for Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ upcoming second wedding—which, while the exact date and location is still unknown, was most recently rumored to be set for the end of June in France. And, well, it’s the end of June, and everyone’s in France! Besides, the fact that the “J Sisters” are taking time from their busy schedules in another corner of the world seems to indicate that something special is going to happen.

Priyanka and Nick were spotted taking a stroll in Paris on Sunday afternoon, according to Entertainment Online, although Sophie and Joe were nowhere to be seen. But they aren’t the only celebrities who have arrived in Paris for the upcoming festivities: Wilmer Valderrama, who’s friends with Joe, posted on his ‘gram that he was in Paris too.

Later on Sunday, Joe, Sophie, Wilmer and two other friends were caught on film by this lucky bystander as they left a building in the city.

Sophie and Joe got married earlier this year, heading to a Las Vegas wedding chapel (complete with Elvis impersonator, naturally) to tie the knot after the Billboard Awards. Although the wedding was a surprise—that Diplo, um, ruined—the French wedding is an opportunity for the two to have a more formal celebration with friends and family around.

It definitely seems like the two are excited: They’ve been posting Instagram Stories and pics for their feeds since arriving late last week, both of the wonderfully romantic city and a few shots of them looking loved up, Eiffel Tower in the background.

We’re sure that, if the pics from Turner’s bachelorette party are anything to go by, the wedding won’t just be gorgeous, but a ton of fun, especially given all the friends starting to arrive. Let the countdown to the big day—whenever that is—begin!

Irina Shayk Wore a $50 Mango Dress With a $2,000 Burberry Jacket

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean, unfortunately, that every day is packed full of sunshine: In some parts of the country (ahem, New York City), it’s been raining buckets for what seems like ages. And while the rainwear-driven outfit fatigue was beginning to get real for a lot of us, model Irina Shayk took to the streets in a rain-ready outfit anchored by one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your closet: a dress-it-up, dress-it-down LBD. Best of all, you don’t have to be making supermodel money to be able to afford it.

Shayk was spotted ready to take on the rain on Thursday while walking around in Brooklyn with her son Lea in a $2,190 Burberry Long Westminster Heritage Trench Coat and $950 beige Chanel Caoutchouc rain boots. She paired the designer pieces with a minimalist black Mango bodycon dress—and it’s marked down from $60 to $50 right now.

This is the kind of LBD that, per Shayk’s example, is basically guaranteed take you places, from work to a date to a night out to the playground. Bare-legged, with tights, plain, or with a jacket, it’s never gonna let you down. It’s precisely the sort of piece you can throw on with chunky white dad sneakers, a pair of summery platform sandals, or a pair of rain boots on any rainy or snowy day of the year (Chanel cred not necessary). Best of all, it’s somehow still in stock.

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It’s not just rain that can throw off your summer outfit groove, though: Too much sun presents its own problems. Luckily we’ve got eight of the biggest hot-weather outfit problems solved—from what to wear when you just can’t be bothered to shave your legs to not losing slick sunglasses and keeping pesky bra straps covered. Read them all right over here.

The Mother of All Pool Floats Is Shaped Like a Rosé Bottle

There are three undeniable signposts of summer: rosĂ©, excellent sales, and all-important pool floats. So when the three join together in holy matrimony, the result can be pretty damn satisfying—not to mention Instagram-ready. The proof: This giant float that’s shaped like a glitter-filled rosĂ© bottle that also happens to be a mere $19, down from $36.

Available at Urban Outfitters, the pool float comes equipped with a cupholder (kind of meta; very necessary), as well as an intuitive valve for super-easy inflation. And, according to people who’ve purchased it, it appears to be kind of a no-brainer.

“I ordered a few of these and they are just so cute I couldn’t resist, but I was surprised by how good of quality these are!” one reviewer wrote, adding: “I was in the pool tanning on this for over 2 hours, and they hold you up very well. Definitely worth it if your looking for some cute and comfortable floats.” From another “This is so cute! I bought it for my boyfriend’s sister for her graduation and she loved it! I’m withholding the last star simply because I don’t know what it’s like once it’s been inflated! But I’m sure it’s AWESOME.”

As you can see by the pics, she’s right—it does look pretty awesome, and even more so at almost 50 percent off its original price (and the fact that you’ll have zero hangover.)

Sophie Turner Wore a $25 Dickies T-Shirt With a Pair of Mango Mules in Paris

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her husband Joe Jonas recently turned us into heart-eye emojis after we spotted their romantic Instagram dispatches from Paris ahead of their second wedding weekend in France—but what we really can’t stop thinking about is Turner’s outfit she wore arriving to their hotel on Thursday (June 20).

If we know anything about the Jonas family and their significant others, it’s that they serve up looks everywhere they go. Thursday was no exception: The married couple was spotted by paparazzi arriving at their hotel, which is rumored to be the location of their second nuptials. Turner chose a Dickies T-shirt paired with jeans, a Celine bag, and a pair of cow-print Mango mules.

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Honestly, it’s hard to pass up an A-list bargain—and you can snag her Dickies shirt for $25. In fact, it’s one of Turner’s go-to tops: She wore it twice in one month back in April, first at a Game of Thrones premiere party in Ireland and a second time with a pair of red leather pants for a night out a few days later. Versatile? Reasonably priced? A classic T-shirt? Done, done, and done.

As far as those chic Mango slides, we have some good news: They’re currently on sale for $80. Keep it casual and pair the two together with some denim, just like Turner did, or wear them with a skirt if you’re getting a little dressier.

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7 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of June 23, 2019

If you find yourself with free time this week, consider checking out these TV shows and movies. They’re guaranteed to bring you out of any boredom funk—especially Big Brother. Reality TV fixes everything.

Below, all the TV shows and movies to earmark for the week:

2019 BET Awards: Regina Hall will be hosting tonight’s show, which boasts the most nominations for rapper Cardi B. 8 P.M. ET on BET

The Hills: New Beginnings: Feel the rain on your skin! Heidi, Audrina, Whitney, and Stephanie are back for more glitzy drama in Los Angeles. Only this time, some of them have kids. 10 P.M. ET on MTV

Big Brother: This long-running franchise kicks off another season tonight. Here’s hoping we get some proposals. 8 P.M. ET on CBS

Are You the One?: By far one of the best dating shows to ever hit MTV, Are You the One? uses technology to pair contestants with their perfect matches. And then a guessing game begins. 9 P.M. ET on MTV

Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour: Grande continued her Sweetener tour this week with stops at Madison Square Garden, and the view from Marriott Bonvoy’s luxury suite was incredible. (The company partners with stadiums around the world to offer incredible concert-viewing experiences.) Up next for Grande is tour stops in Philadelphia, Toronto, and Indianapolis. Tickets are still available!

Billboard Dad: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen‘s iconic match-making movie is leaving Hulu in July, so watch now while you can. Leaving Hulu in July 2019

Ophelia: Finally, a retelling of Hamlet told from Ophelia’s point of view. Daisy Ridley stars as the titular character alongside Naomi Watts and Tom Felton. In theaters

Ramy Youssef: Feelings: Here is HBO’s official description of this special:

It Sure Looks Like Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Are About to Kick Off Their French Wedding

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas surprised us once with that wedding in Las Vegas, but they’re not going to surprise us twice. Well, at least not if we can help it. The couple are reportedly going to get married again in France, and although they’re keeping the exact date under wraps, all Instagram Story signs point to them being on location (or nearing location) in Paris and having a pretty romantic time, leading some to speculate that the wedding is pretty imminent.

We’ve known since a December leak that the couple was planning to get married in France this summer, but we haven’t heard a ton of details so far (other than that there’s apparently going to be plenty of Coors Light on hand, which, OK). Recently, Us Weekly reported that the two were going to get married in late June, and wouldn’t you know, here we are in late June.

And fine, skeptics, yes, it’s Paris Men’s Fashion Week, which Jonas has been photographed attending as of yesterday:

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But doesn’t it just make sense to get hitched once the runway shows wrap? I mean, they’re already there and everything—and it is the end of June, as hinted.

Joe and Sophie leaving the CELINE boutique in Paris on Saturday (June 22)

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