Lizzo Has Fire-Engine Red Hair Now

If anyone knows how to serve a look, it’s Lizzo—especially where beauty is concerned. Whether it’s through wigs or her natural hair, the “Truth Hurts” singer never fails to keep fans hanging on her every move. Green hair! A super-long ponytail! A purple ombré moment! Every single style is flawless, and now she can add fire-engine red hair to the list.

Lizzo showed off her new red ‘do on Instagram Sunday, October 25. “Y’all can’t handle red Lizzo,” she wrote in the caption alongside a few emojis and a shout-out to her hairstylist, Shelby Swain. 

Take a look at it for yourself, below. The red shade is perfect for fall—everything from pale copper to electric scarlet is still trending hard this season, upkeep be damned—and the loose spiraled texture is gorgeous. 

On TikTok, she also posted a behind the scenes video of Swain painting the root-smudged shade onto a blonde wig, which is what helps the color look so vibrant and the lowlights appear natural despite the bright hue. The result is, well, fire.

Lizzo’s red hair isn’t the only power move she’s made recently. The rapper wore a dress with the word “VOTE” splashed all over it to the 2020 Billboard Music Awards and gave an impassioned speech about voting

“I’ve been thinking a lot about suppression and the voices that refused to be suppressed,” she said. “I wonder would I be standing here right now if it weren’t for the big Black women who refused to have their voices be suppressed. I just want to say if you’re at home watching this and you are thinking about changing yourself to feel worthy, this is your sign to remain true to who you are. When people try to suppress something, it’s normally because that thing holds power. They’re afraid of your power. There’s power in who you are. There’s power in your voice. So whether it’s through music, protest, or your right to vote, use your power, use your voice, and refuse to be suppressed.” 

Watch her speech in full, below: 

Who doesn’t love a multi-faced queen? 

Blake Lively Finally Responded to Gossip Girl’s Identity in the Funniest Way

Blake Lively just weighed in on Gossip Girl’s greatest controversy. (Major spoiler ahead.)

If you’re just finding out that Dan was Gossip Girl the whole time, you’re not alone. Because the series now lives forever on streaming, people are either watching it for the first time or revisiting it in all its soapy glory. They’re spotting funny fashion moments, continuity errors, and making memes—one which caught Lively’s attention. 

“We watched the entire series to find out it’s Dan,” the meme reads. It’s a simple but timeless message; we hated this reveal back in 2012, when the series finale aired, and still do now. Thankfully, Lively (a.k.a Serena van der Woodsen) is here to commiserate with us. 

“YOU’RE surprised,” she added to the meme on her Instagram Story in late October. “Imagine how the writers felt.” Burn. 

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I mean…she’s not wrong. Back in 2019, GG writer and executive producer Joshua Safran revealed the writers kind of had no idea who the show’s titular narrator really was. “One of the writers realized that Nate had never sent a tip into Gossip Girl, which is true at least through the end of season five,” Safran explained at Vulture Festival, per Refinery 29. “Nate never sent in a tip through all of those episodes, which is when we’re like, ‘Oh, well then he’s Gossip Girl.'”

But in a bizarre twist, GG was revealed to be Dan (Penn Badgley). No one was more confused by this than Badgley himself. “I was very surprised. We were all surprised,” he told HuffPost Live in 2013. “I didn’t know. I didn’t find out until just before we shot the last episode…It technically doesn’t make sense for anyone to be Gossip Girl. I would have loved it if there had been a million flashes of every time he had looked at his cell phone and was like receiving some blast from Gossip Girl and being blown away from it.”

Badgley reiterated this point two years later. “It doesn’t make sense at all,” the actor told People. “It wouldn’t have made sense for anybody. Gossip Girl doesn’t make sense!” 

It seems like Blake Lively agrees. Hopefully, the writers have a more solid plan going into the Gossip Girl reboot

The Full Trailer for Selena: The Series on Netflix Will Blow You Away

No matter how many years pass, Selena Quintanilla remains an icon. The Tejano superstar, who died in 1995, has been remembered over the decades through makeup tributes, song covers, and of course, the 1997 biopic starring Jennifer Lopez. Now Netflix is joining the Selena Forever club with a new two-part series based on the late singer’s life and career called Selena: The Series.

Although Netflix announced the show in December 2018, the company has been keeping some of the details under wraps. We do know it’s going to be a “coming-of-age” story helmed by Moisés Zamora, who will serve as the show’s writer and executive producer. Members of Selena’s family, including her father, her former manager, and her sister and bandmate, are also involved.

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“Selena will always have a lasting place in music history, and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives,” said Selena’s sister, Suzette, in a statement. “We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come.”

It’s going to be a while until the show drops. But until then, here’s everything we know so far.

When does Selena: The Series premiere? 

Netflix announced on Tuesday, October 6, that the new series would launch on December 4, 2020. Plenty of time to get your queue ready! 

Is there a trailer?

Yes! Along with the premiere date announcement, Netflix dropped the first teaser trailer for Selena: The Series. “Every legend begins with a dream,” the video, which shows Selena in concert, is captioned. Watch it below:

Then, on October 26, the powers that be finally blessed us with a full two-and-a-half-minute trailer. The outfits! The music! The romance! Sign me all the way up.

Who’s in the cast?

Walking Dead’s  Christian Serratos will step into Selena’s shoes. Her casting was confirmed with a first-look video that Netflix released on November 12 that shows Serratos in Selena’s signature red lipstick and the unforgettable purple jumpsuit. Taking the Selena reins from J. Lo sounds like a challenge, but judging from this video, Serratos can definitely do the role justice.

The video also came with a longer cast announcement: The show will include Desperate Housewives alumnus Richard Chavira as Selena’s father; Purge actor Gabriel Chavarria as Selena’s brother, A.B.; Seidly Lopez as Selena’s mother; and Noemi Gonzalez as Suzette.

What’s the plot?

There was some secrecy surrounding the show when it was first announced. Netflix originally shared only an all-black screen with text over it, set to the track of people cheering. If you look for the show on the platform, a description says simply, “As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and realizes her dreams, she and her family make tough choices to hold onto love and music.”

Is the Quintanillas family involved? 

Yes, Selena’s family is involved in the production. Her sister, Suzette, and her father are listed as executive producers.

Selena: The Series premieres December 4. We’ll update this post as more information becomes available. 

7 Questions to Ask Your Doctor If You’re Diagnosed With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Getting any breast cancer diagnosis can feel impossible to navigate. And a stage IV breast cancer diagnosis can feel infinitely more overwhelming. (Stage IV breast cancer—also known as metastatic breast cancer (MBC)—is a cancer that originated in the breast but has spread elsewhere in the body. It’s considered a terminal diagnosis.)

“I think the most important first step is to take a deep breath and remember that although metastatic breast cancer is not curable, it is treatable,” says Dr. Julie Fasano, a medical breast oncologist at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. “Women can do so well for such a long time without experiencing significant side effects related to their underlying cancer and from the treatment itself.”

But how do you get from “diagnosis” to “doing well”? Step one: “Come to your medical oncology consultation with a loved one,” Fasano says. “Having another person present to act a second set of ears is so important.”

In addition to a loved one, Fasano shares seven questions you should bring with you, as well.

What does my imaging show?

It’s important to understand what’s visible in your initial CAT or PET scans. From there, oncologists typically order new scans every two to four months to monitor the effectiveness of your treatment. “If therapy is keeping the cancer stable, then we continue treatment,” Fasano says. “If the therapy is no longer working, then we try a different treatment.”

What are my tumor markers?

Breast cancers express certain proteins (called tumor markers or biomarkers) that can be checked with blood tests. Your doctor can explain the results of your initial blood work—and, how she’ll be monitoring your tumor markers to assess whether you’re responding to treatment.

Should I undergo genetic testing?

Only about 5 to 10% of patients have a genetic mutation (BRCA1 or BRCA2) that predisposes them to develop breast cancer. But if you’re in that minority, you might be a candidate for treatment with a type of medication called a PARP inhibitor.

What can you tell me about my tumor?

In short, your doctor will be able to tell you what causes your specific type of cancer to grow, stabilize, or shrink. The majority of breast cancers are hormone-receptor positive, meaning estrogen and progesterone “feed” the cancer. These types of breast cancer are most often treated with a combination of antiestrogen therapy and a newer class of targeted therapies called CDK 4/6 inhibitors, which, Fasano says, have revolutionized advanced breast cancer treatments. Alternatively, your tumor might be HER2-positive or triple-negative. In all cases, these distinctions help dictate your treatment.

Has my tumor been sent for testing?

“We often send the tumor for a genomic profile analysis,” Fasano says. “This analysis tells us if there are any mutations in the tumor, which could help us decide what future therapies we can use to treat the cancer. Also, if a tumor has a particular mutation, it may make someone eligible for a clinical trial.”

Am I eligible for any clinical trials?

Oncologists are always on the lookout for treatments that will increase the life expectancy of breast cancer patients. (You can learn more about clinical trials here.) “We’ve made so many strides in treating metastatic breast cancer because of clinical trials,” Fasano says, “which is why I am so hopeful for all of my patients.”

What side effects can I expect?

As you’re considering potential courses of treatment, you should understand the possible side effects of each. “There is so much that the doctors and nurses can do to mitigate the side effects of any treatments,” Fasano says. “We want to do everything we can to help patients maintain a good quality of life while undergoing cancer treatment.”

Prince Harry Says Being With Meghan Markle Made Him Understand Unconscious Bias

Prince Harry says being with wife Meghan Markle helped him truly understand what unconscious bias is. 

The Duke of Sussex opened up about this in a conversation with Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson for GQ magazine on Monday, October 26. “Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was. I had no idea it existed,” he said. “And then, sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife’s shoes.”

Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been vocal proponents of Black Lives Matter and racial equality over the last few months. “I think one of the most dangerous things is people within positions of power, whether it’s politics or whether it’s the media, where if you’re not aware of your own bias and you’re not aware of the culture within your system, then how are we ever going to progress?” Prince Harry added during his chat with Hutchinson. 

The duke also talked about unconscious bias for a British Vogue story in July 2019. “So many people don’t understand [unconscious bias], why they feel the way that they do,” he said. “Despite the fact that if you go up to someone and say, ‘What you’ve just said, or the way that you’ve behaved, is racist’– they’ll turn around and say, ‘I’m not a racist.’ I’m not saying that you’re a racist, I’m just saying that your unconscious bias is proving that, because of the way that you’ve been brought up, the environment you’ve been brought up in, suggests that you have this point of view–unconscious point of view–where naturally you will look at someone in a different way.” And that is the point at which people start to have to understand.”

35 Practical Gifts for the Realest Person on Your List

When buying presents for loved ones, practical gifts may not rank at the top of their holiday wish list. But hear us out—things you’ll actually use are some of the most satisfying gifts you can give or receive. We’re talking products that are problem-solvers; the gizmos and gadgets you might have bought on your own but have, on multiple occasions, told yourself, “Meh, I’ll just deal with it.” 

So in the spirit of gifting with more intention this year, we walked the fine line between boring and useful to find you versatile (but still good looking) gift ideas to add to your shopping list. From a do-it-all pan to a portable fabric shaver, shop 35 of the best practical gifts that won’t end up in the back of a cupboard—or worse, underneath the bed, collecting dust.

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Selena Gomez Says Her First Time Voting Was in the 2020 Election

Selena Gomez revealed in a new interview that her first time voting was in the 2020 election

The singer-actor-beauty mogul opened up about this during her Voting Power Hour appearance in late October. “Honestly, I’m not ashamed to say this, but I kind of—this was my first time. And I’m going to say that because I never felt—and this is so true—and I’m now like admitting it to people, like my vote counts,” she said. “Like, every little thing counts so I just think some people get in their head, like, ‘Oh well, what does it matter?’ And then once I really, really started going in and diving in to this, it’s been all I can focus on.”

Watch Gomez talk about this for yourself in the video, below. Start around the 48-minute mark. 

Gomez’s feelings here aren’t uncommon. Many of us have no doubt thought, “Why does my one voice matter when there are so many?” But the problem with that is if everyone thinks that, no one does anything—we’re all just waiting for the person next to us to take action. Gomez opening up about this will hopefully make people who didn’t vote in past election for similar reasons feel less embarrassed—and embolden them to get to the polls this year. 

Selena Gomez is a co-chair of Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative and also narrated an episode of Netflix’s Whose Vote Counts Explained series, which covered several topics related to voting, like voter suppression and the flawed Electoral College. On Saturday, October 24, she and Timothée Chalamet hopped on Instagram Live to get out the vote. 

“I really hope this guy loses,” Chalamet said about President Donald Trump, to which Gomez laughed and replied, “I know!” 

Mark your calendars, people: Election Day is November 3. It’s almost here!

We’re Stress Grinding Our Teeth So Hard, We Apparently All Need Night Guards Now

For starters: tooth sensitivity, gum or bone recession, and jaw joint issues, says Ikeda. Moreover, you could wear your teeth down to the point where the nerves are nearly exposed, explains Ahdoot. Some severe grinders even grind their teeth down to the gum.

A bad case of bruxing could also cause cracked teeth. “We’re seeing much more of that than we ever have in the past,” says Heilbut. In some cases, you can fracture your teeth beyond repair, warns Quartey-Sagaille. “You can break it to a point where the inside part of the tooth is exposed and now you have a higher likelihood of having cavities and then the pain associated with that.”

How to know if you need a night guard

A lot of people aren’t aware that they’re grinding their teeth, explains Ahdoot. Which is why it’s important to understand the telltale signs so that you can raise the issue with your dentist if needed. (Your dentist may also ID the problem themselves during a routine cleaning.)

One key sign? Waking up in the morning with a headache or a tight, achy jaw. Other watchouts you might notice include teeth sensitivity, fracturing and cracking of the teeth, gum recession, and jaw clicking, popping, or pain. If you catch yourself grinding or clenching during the day, you’re likely also doing it at night, says Ikeda.

A night guard is often the first line of treatment for folks suffering from bruxing symptoms. You may opt for an over-the-counter, store-bought guard, which is almost always made of soft material like rubber. Or, you might request a device custom-made by your dentist, which can be constructed from soft or hard material.

Dentist-made night guards are often smaller, more form-fitting, and better control the movement of your jaw and the distribution of forces, explains Ikeda. But over-the-counter alternatives work well for a lot of people too, with the exception being a small number of folks who use store-bought guards as a “subconscious nocturnal chew toy,” Ikeda explains. (This, of course, only worsens inflammation in the jaw joint.) So if you think you might benefit from a night guard, check in with your dentist first to make sure it’s the appropriate course of action and if it is, that you get fitted for the right kind.

Also worth noting: Just because you have jaw pain doesn’t mean you will automatically be prescribed a night guard. Depending on your symptoms, your dentist may recommend anti-inflammatory medication, says Heilbut, or a soft food diet, which can minimize the strain on your jaw. Or, if your doc suspects your bruxing is caused by a misaligned jaw, they may opt to fix that issue with a treatment like Invisalign, as is common procedure at Ahdoot’s office.

Your dentist may also prescribe a night guard alongside other guidance. In Ikeda’s practice, for instance, night guard wearers are encouraged to avoid hard, crunchy foods; put heat packs on their face before bed; be mindful of jaw position during the day; and minimize habits that cause the jaw to open wide, like yawning and taking big bites of food.

In many cases, night guards and at-home remedies can alleviate bruxing symptoms. But if your grinding is caused by stress—which is the case for many grinders—it’s important to also tackle the underlying cause. “What can we do to help get the stress out of your life?” asks Quartey-Sagaille.

While it’s damn near impossible to completely eliminate anxiety—especially in today’s world—it is feasible to manage it. Seek out tools like therapy, meditation, and exercise. Let’s also all hope, and pray, that 2021 brings less bruxing, fewer night guards, and maybe even some good news for a change.

Cardi B Has Words for People Who Think Female Rappers ‘Devalue’ Designer Goods

Cardi B isn’t here for people who think female rappers “devalue” or “cheapen” the designer goods they buy and wear. A viral tweet expressing this opinion caught Cardi’s eye, and she responded to it in an Instagram video posted October 25.  

“[The tweet] was saying how we [female rappers] depreciate the value of an Hermès Birkin bag, and I find that really interesting,” Cardi B said. “First things first: I definitely could get a bag—actually, I got four bags today from the Hermès store. I don’t wanna brag, but it’s, like, don’t even try it.” 

She continued, “Second of all: Why is it that y’all asking female rappers if they can get a bag from the Hermès store? Y’all don’t do this to these white celebrities. Why is it that y’all gotta be asking us? What the fuck? It just makes you wanna brag, like, ‘Bitch, do you know who the fuck you’re talking to?’ I’m not even ‘gonna take it there.” 

Cardi B then spoke on the idea female rappers “depreciate” the value of designer items. “Actually, we add value. When we mention brands in hip-hop, they shit go up,” she said. “When ‘Bodak Yellow’ came out, you can actually Google that [Christian Louboutin’s] sales went up 1,000+ %. I don’t know what it was, but they definitely made an article out of it.” (Cardi B is right about that. According to Racked, Louboutin sales increased 217% between when “Bodak Yellow” first dropped and November 2017. It’s unclear where Cardi got her 1,000+% figure, but the “bloody shoes” effect on Louboutin is undeniable.)

She cited similar examples for Balenciaga and Versace too, specifically linked to her song “I Like It Like That” and Migos’s track “Versace.” “Why when a Black girl, why when a Hispanic girl have a bag y’all have to question it?” she said. 

Cardi B ended her response with an empowering message for young girls comparing themselves to the super-wealthy and social media affluent. “If you’re a regular girl, you don’t gotta break your neck to have a Birkin,” she said. “A Birkin don’t make you. Don’t ever feel like you gotta compare yourself. Don’t ever feel like you gotta go to Canal Street to get a fake [bag] to keep up. Don’t compare yourself to nobody on the internet.”

I couldn’t agree more. Watch Cardi B’s full video, above. 

This Video of Donald Trump Abruptly Walking Out of His 60 Minutes Interview Is Awkward

President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of his interview with 60 Minutes, which aired  on October 25, after receiving what he thought was a round of “tough questions.”

CBS shared footage showing Trump’s back-and-forth with journalist Lesley Stahl, who conducted the interview, and to call it awkward would be an understatement. 

“I didn’t want to have this kind of angry [interview],” Stahl said, to which Trump responded, “Of course you did.” 

He continued, “You brought up a lot of subjects that were inappropriately brought up.” 

But Stahl didn’t back down. “Well, I said I’m ‘gonna ask you tough questions.” 

Then, as Trump tends to do, he compared his media “treatment” to his Democratic opponent Joe Biden’s. “You don’t ask Joe Biden [tough questions],” Trump said. “I see Joe Biden giving softball after softball. I’ve seen all of his interviews. He’s never been asked a question that’s hard.” 

“Forget him for a minute,” Stahl said in response. “You’re president.” (Um, yeah.

But of course Trump wouldn’t let this go. “Your first statement [during this interview] was, ‘Are you ready for tough questions?’” he said to Stahl. “That’s no way to talk.” I actually…don’t see anything wrong with this. However, calling Mexicans “rapists” and saying you would grab women “by the pussy”that is “no way to talk.” 

Trump quickly ended the interview after this. “I think we have enough of an interview here,” he said. “That’s enough. Let’s go.” He then got up and left, with Stahl offering him a quick response to “Be careful.” Watch the whole exchange go down in the video, above. 

“We had prepared to talk about the many issues and questions facing the president, but in what has become an all-too-public dust-up, the conversation was cut short,” Stahl wrote on the 60 Minutes website. “It began politely, but ended regrettably, contentiously.”

To watch President Donald Trump’s full interview, click here.