Dakota Johnson Wore a Red Minidress, Had a Wardrobe Mishap, and Recovered Like a Queen

Dakota Johnson is the queen of talk show guests, which she established in 2019 during her now famous and relentlessly memed appearance on Ellen

On Wednesday, January 19, Johnson made another iconic talk show appearance, this time on The Late Late Show with James Corden. For the appearance, Johnson wore a red minidress with long sleeves, and it’s…very mini. And she paired the dress with red high heels.

At the beginning of the interview–which also included actor Josh Gad–Johnson is trying to sit in a comfortable position on the couch. She sits cross-legged with her hands in her lap. Corden noticed she’s a bit uncomfortable and asks, “Are you okay? Are you alright? Do you want my jacket?”

To this, Dakota Johnson had the most Dakota Johnson answer Dakota Johnson could have.  “I’m okay. It’s nothing nobody hasn’t already seen,” she replied. This is, of course, a reference to her role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey film series, in which she had many sex scenes and nudity.  

After having a little laugh, the interview resumed as usual. Corden asked Johnson how she feels about her parents, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, posting photos of her as a child on social media. 

“No, I don’t like it,” Johnson said. “But I also don’t go on social media so I don’t find out about it until it’s like really baked into the internet. And somebody will send it to me like, ‘Oh you were so ugly!’ or ‘You were so cute when you had braces and a slicked-back ponytail.”

When she finds out, Johnson says she reverts back to being a 12-year-old. “I’m like, ‘Mom, you can’t do that! We’ve had this conversation so many times!’ She doesn’t care.”

You can watch the full interview, below:

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Long live Dakota Johnson interview moments.

Robert Pattinson Fell Off a Bed While Kissing Kristen Stewart During a Twilight Audition

Robert Pattinson apparently made quite the impression with his Twilight audition. 

While none of the films in the Twilight Saga are what one might consider cinema–with the exception of the baseball scene in Twilight and the disturbing fake-out battle scene in *Breaking Dawn: Part 2–*the films hold a special place in our hearts. Even at their most cringe moments, series stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had enough chemistry and charisma individually to make the films work. 

And according to Twilight director Catherine Hardwick, the chemistry between R.Patz and K.Stew started at their auditions. In a recent interview with Spotify’s The Big Hit Show podcast, Hardwicke revealed that Pattinson and Stewart had a make-out sesh so intense during an audition at her home in 2007 that Pattinson fell off the bed. 

“[Rob] walked in and he had his hair dyed black for some play, with these wacky bangs,” Hardwicke said. “He was a bit out of shape. His shirt was just all messy, and I’m like, ‘Oh, OK. OK, let’s see how this goes,’” she said. 

The audition ended up proving that Pattinson was the perfect actor for the part of Edward Cullen. 

“Rob and Kristen did the audition right here on the bed,” Hardwicke said, “They did the kissing scene and he fell off and landed right there on this floor. Rob and Kristen auditioned on my bed — the kissing scene. Rob was so into it, he fell off the bed. I’m like, ‘Dude, calm down.’ And I’m in there filming with my little video camera.”

Hardwicke then recalled warning Pattinson, who was 21 at the time, not to date Stewart, who was a minor then. 

“At the end, Kristen was like, ‘It has to be Rob,'” Hardwicke said. “I could tell they had a lot of chemistry, and I’m like, ‘Oh, my God.’ I thought, Kristen was 17. I don’t want to get in some illegal things,” she said. “So I remember I told Rob, ‘By the way, Kristen is 17. In our country, it’s illegal to have a sexual …’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, OK, whatever.’”

Although the costars–who starred in all five Twilight Saga films together–did not date immediately, they began dating in 2009, when Stewart was age-appropriate. They dated for four years. Back in November 2021, Stewart recalled the audition kiss at Catherine Hardwicke’s house in an interview with The New Yorker. “It was so clear who worked,” Stewart said

Karlie Kloss Has Gone ‘Expensive Brunette,’ and She Looks Gorgeous

Karlie Kloss is the latest celebrity to trade their signature blonde hair for the year’s chicest trend: expensive brunette. 

“After a decade of being a blonde, i finally crossed over to the dark side,” Kloss wrote on Instagram alongside photos and videos debuting her new hair color. See for yourself, below. 

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Yup, Karlie Kloss is nailing expensive brunette, which, for the unfamiliar, is “all about giving deeper hair energy, dimension, and detail,” according to celebrity hairstylist Tom Smith. “It’s all too easy when going for a darker shade of hair color to apply one tone all over, a similar result to using a box dye at home. I’m of the opinion that it’s professional hair colorists’ responsibility to give our clients something they could never get at home, and so expensive brunette is all about adding detail and interest with multiple deeper shades to make the result more dimensional and expensive looking.” 

He added, “In the celebrity world, it’s often ‘the bolder the better,’ hence why so many celebrities are blonde or choose obviously artificial shades for their own hair or use wigs. Now that a brunette can look equally as ‘expensive’ and ‘designed’ as brighter or bolder shades, it makes sense that many celebrities are interested in the deeper tones.”

For those interested in going expensive brunette, Smith says, “The key element to discuss with your hairstylist is that you don’t want one flat color all over. Expensive brunette is all about depth and dimension, so you and your colorist should agree on the deepest shade and the lightest shade you want to see in your hair and then allow the colorist to place shades between in a way they see fit to enhance your hair cut…. It’s key to make sure your colorist knows you want to be seen as an ‘exciting brunette,’ not edging towards being seen as a blonde.”

All the Celebrities Who Announced in 2022 That They’re Expecting Babies

2022’s crop of pregnant celebrities includes first-time parents and big families expanding, though it’ll be hard to top last year’s pregnancy drama. Remember the hullaballoo over John Mulaney and Olivia Munn? Kylie and Travis part two? J. Law walking the red carpet with a bump? (We also saw a number of A-list births!)

A celebratory but tasteful Instagram reveal is pretty much de rigueur these days, but some celebs are going to put their own spin on the announcement. And with the pandemic sadly still happening, it’s easier than ever to keep things secret until just the right moment. Which is why we’ve helpfully collected all the expecting and pregnant celebrities we know about it one place. You are welcome.

Here, check out all the pregnant celebrities and couples who announced they are expecting children through other routes in 2022!

Leighton Meester Is Coming to How I Met Your Father, and We Can’t Wait

Added Duff, “I’ve been incredibly lucky in my career to play some wonderful characters and I’m looking forward to taking on the role of Sophie. As a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, I’m honored and even a little nervous that Carter and Craig would trust me with the sequel of their baby. Isaac and Elizabeth are brilliant, and I can’t wait to work alongside them and all of their genius. Just fangirling over here getting to join the Hulu Originals and 20th families. I realize these are big shoes to fill and I’m excited to slip my 6½’s in there.”

Here’s everything we know about the show:

The premiere date. January 18, 2022. 

The cast. As any fan knows, the friend group is an incredibly important part of any sitcom, and HIMYF has been cast! On August 10, TVLine reported that Francia Raisa (Grown-ish), Tom Ainsley (The Royals), Tien Tran (Space Force), and Suraj Sharma (God Friended Me) would fill out the main cast, alongside the previously announced Chris Lowell. 

On November 5, news broke that Kim Cattrall will play the older version of Hilary Duff’s Sophie in several episodes. 

On August 18, Hilary Duff posted her first photo from the HIMYF set. “Who’s ready for us??? We may or may not have been sitting in front of a certain someone’s apartment,” Duff captioned the snap on Instagram.

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And now we have a trailer! On December 16, Hulu debuted the first trailer for HIMYF, featuring Cattrall narrating as Duff’s Sophie gets up to all sorts of shenanigans. “I’ve been on 87 Tinder dates this year,” 2022 Sophie shares with a level of exasperation that is deeply relatable. Check it out:

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One of our absolute faves made a surprise appearance in the pilot. After it dropped, we noticed a TON of HIMYM Easter eggs and callbacks in the first HIMYF episode. But one titillating tidbit that’s unconnected to the original series was the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance of Leighton Meester as Jesse’s ex/bandmate when we see the viral video of his failed proposal. And yes, Meester, a.k.a. Meredith, will be coming back. In an interview with The Wrap, Lowell revealed, “She definitely has a wonderful role on the show…I don’t know how much we’re allowed to talk about. I can say that all of us got excited to have her around and working with her was an absolute joy. She’s awesome.”

Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto Are Maniacally Bonkers in the Trailer for Their New Show

WeCan’tWait for WeCrashed, Apple TV+’s upcoming miniseries about the precipitous rise and fiery fall of co-working empire WeWork, starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway as company founder Adam Neumann and his wife-collaborator, Rebekah.

Already the subject of a documentary on Hulu and a podcast from Wondery (on which the series is based), the story of WeWork is somewhat familiar. Put very simply: Adam was a dreamer who raised an incredible amount of capital to finance his vision of a millennial-friendly office space, before branching into the residential and educational sectors. Along the way, the company he ran became, according to some, toxic and cult-like, with partying a staple of the business culture and Neumann presenting himself as a God-like figure beyond reproach. 

His wife, a well-to-do dabbler (and cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow, as she liked to remind everyone), became more and more involved in the company and encouraged in Adam an eccentricity and spiritualism that didn’t seem to serve a helpful business purpose. Throughout it all, WeWork was exploding, taking on more and more investors and gobbling up more and more real estate, until an ill-fated attempt at an IPO spiraled into chaos that saw Adam ejected from the company. (He was paid handsomely to leave.) It was somewhere between a bubble and a scam.

In the teaser trailer, we see Leto channel Adam’s intensity and Hathaway tap into Rebekah’s blind faith in her own ideas.

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It looks like the Neumanns’ relationship will be central to the story, as the pair walk the blurry line between greed and ambition. Both actors are also producers on the project. Variety reports that “The first three episodes of WeCrashed will become available to stream on Apple TV+ on March 18. New episodes will then be released weekly on the streamer, completing its eight-episode run through April 22.”

Candice Marie Benbow’s Red Lip Theology Explores What It Means to Be a Black Woman of Faith Today

You’re likely quite familiar with the voice of Candice Marie Benbow. In 2016, she wrote the viral “Lemonade Syllabus” based on Beyoncé’s magnum opus; she then wrote about the other side of heartache with her popular essay “4:43,” which used Jay-Z’s 4:44 album as inspiration. But beyond her critical analysis of pivotal pop-culture moments, Benbow is a theologian with degrees from Tennessee State University, North Carolina Central University, and Duke Divinity School. And she uses her platform to advocate for progressive Black Christian women as she discusses everything from misogynoir to feminism to love, grief, and resilience in her works. 

Her first collection of essays, Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who’ve Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn’t Enough—available now—celebrates Black womanhood and proves there is strength in being vulnerable. Here, Candice Marie Benbow opens up about her debut book and discusses why she has always chosen to live in her truth–regardless of the consequences.

Nobody slays like Black women. That’s why everyone tries to be like us, but nobody can slay like us. Red Lip Theology pays homage to that fact. It’s my way of thinking through what it means to be a Black millennial woman of faith. How do I thrive at the intersection of faith and feminism? And what kind of theological development is included in that? 

While in seminary in divinity school, I went through a really, really tough breakup. The title of the book honors a promise I made to my best friend after it happened: to look my best every day, regardless of how I felt. So, every morning, I got up early enough to put on a full face of makeup. Later, I realized that having that ritual helped me remember myself during a tumultuous and painful time.

So when I think about what faith looks like for me, it was encompassed in that moment. The table of contents and structure of the chapters of Red Lip Theology follow a beauty regimen. It was important for me to acknowledge Black women and our creativity in the beauty industry because our participation in it is really where we flourish. Choosing that format allows us to have a conversation about faith that doesn’t center men—that was also important to me. 

Still, the book explores the complex nature of all types of relationships. It’s grounded in the relationship with my mother and the failed attempts at a relationship with my biological father. And my own failed attempts at romantic relationships, my failure to honor boundaries. I use all of these experiences as an opportunity for sisters to see what it could look like to explore their own faith. I don’t shy away at all from sharing my life because that’s the only way that I genuinely believe we’ll be able to achieve freedom and wholeness. Sometimes you need to see somebody else walk through it, then grab hold of those same steps to walk through difficult moments in your own life.

Starz Just Released the Official Outlander Season 6 Trailer

It’s time to travel back in time, because Outlander is returning to our screens. The Starz fantasy-romance show just wrapped production on its sixth season, taking extra precautions to account for the COVID-19 pandemic. What can fans expect in the latest installment of this beloved drama? Here’s everything we know so far about what to expect in season six: 

When is season six set?

With a time-hopping show like Outlander, the question isn’t always what; it’s often when. Unless there’s more funny business with The Stones (and listen, there could always be more funny business with The Stones), the show picks up about where it left off: 1775, on the eve of the American Revolution. Of course, only Claire (Caitriona Balfe), and by extension her family, knows what will happen. Neither the colonists nor the British know that war is on the horizon, so it’s up to the Fraser clan to navigate as best they can, protecting their home without altering the future too much.

Where does the new season take place?

Following an altercation with Lionel Brown at the end of the fifth season, Claire has returned to her home with Jamie (Sam Heughan) at Fraser’s Ridge in what will become North Carolina. In this picture from set, we can see our leading lovers navigating the wild backcountry by horse-drawn cart:

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Where was the new season filmed?

Scotland, actually! As you can see in this behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the sets and costumes, the Fraser homestead is being constructed both outdoors and on soundstage.

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When will season six premiere?

Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 9 p.m. E.T. across all Starz platforms. 

Everything Leaving Netflix in February 2022

Every month, Netflix generously adds more entertainment than human beings have time to consume on its streaming platform. But when the new stuff rolls in, a lot of things have to go. 

Last month, we had to say goodbye to the Twilight saga’s long run on Netflix. It was a devastating loss, although the franchise is streaming on Peacock now. In February 2022, we will, unfortunately, have to say goodbye to another Robert Pattinson vehicle when Good Time departs Netflix on February 19. Good Time is from critically-acclaimed directors Benny and Josh Safdie, and the film features a career-best performance from Pattinson. 

Other significant films departing from Netflix this month include Labyrinth, Terminator 2: Judgement Day (an endlessly re-watchable classic), and coming-of-age film The Edge of Seventeen starring Hailee Steinfeld, which is not a film you want to miss. 

Here’s everything leaving Netflix in February 2022:

Leaving February 1

Await Further Instructions

Grown Ups

Leaving February 8

Polaroid

Leaving February 9

Hitler – A Career

Leaving February 15

Studio 54

Leaving February 16

Drunk Parents

Leaving February 19

Good Time

Leaving February 20

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

Leaving February 25

No Escape

Leaving February 26

Edge of Seventeen

Leaving February 28

Border Security: America’s Front Line: Season 2

Chocolat

Dances with Wolves

The Darkest Hour

Fool’s Gold

Here Comes the Boom

The Interview

Labyrinth

Law Abiding Citizen

Mars Attacks!

Observe and Report

Rain Man

Sabrina

Sex Drive

Something Borrowed

Soul Surfer

Step Brothers

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Total Recall

We Were Soldiers

But don’t worry: So much is coming to Netflix, too. Here’s the full list. And below, check out a preview. 

Available February 1

My Best Friend Anne Frank (Netflix Film)

Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 4 (Netflix Family)

Raising Dion: Season 2 (Netflix Series)

The Addams Family (1991)

Anaconda

Batman Begins

The Book of Eli

The Bourne Ultimatum

Caddyshack

Caddyshack 2

Countdown

The Dark Knight

Despicable Me

Despicable Me 2

The Devil’s Advocate

Donnie Brasco

The Exorcist

The Foreigner

The Hangover

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

The Last Samurai

The Lucky One

The Negotiator

The New Guy

New Year’s Eve

The One

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Guys

Patsy & Loretta

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Warrior

Watchmen

Jennifer Lopez Wore a Leather Bra as a Top and Pulled It Off

Jennifer Lopez just wore a leather bra as a top and, as always, looked amazing. And unfortunately, it’s giving me ideas.

In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, January 18, J.Lo posted two photos of herself wearing a black leather bra as a top. Yes, you read that correctly: A black leather bra as a top. That sounds uncomfortable, but Jennifer Lopez pulled it off, and the whole look is incredibly chic. In the Insta caption, Lopez wrote, “Jacket or no jacket!? ⬇️ .” Check out the full look from Lopez’s Insta grid here.

In the first photo, the leather bra top is hidden behind a black cropped leather jacket with shoulder pads and an exaggerated collar. For the second photo, Lopez removed the jacket to reveal the leather bra, which has a keyhole style cut and halter straps. Lopez paired the bra with crisp white wide-legged pants that have a paper-bag waist, which gives the whole look a relaxed and easy street style feel. She paired the look with layered silver necklaces and bangles and wore her hair in a tight high pony. 

Jennifer Lopez is in the midst of promoting her new romantic comedy, Marry Me, which costars Owen Wilson. The film follows a world-famous pop star named Kat Valdez (Lopez), who plans to marry her musician fiancé (Maluma) in front of a live concert audience that will be streamed by millions of people. Unfortunately, Kat’s fiancé is caught cheating on her with her assistant right as the ceremony is about to happen. So, she marries audience member Charlie (Owen Wilson), a teacher and single dad, instead. The film will come to theaters on February 11, and it will also be available to stream on Peacock the same day.

Here’s a concept: A black leather wedding dress!