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Everything Sarah Paulson Says Is Fascinating — Even When She's Talking About Nasal Spray

Sarah Paulson is killing me. I’ve asked to read the text chain she has going with her Ocean’s 8 co-stars (weeks before it was reportedly deleted), and though she’s given me a firm “nope” because she doesn't "want to get kicked off the chain,” she’s n…
By Patti Greco

'Deadpool 2' Will Make Zazie Beetz Super Famous. Here's Why That Makes Her So Uncomfortable.

When Deadpool 2 and Atlanta star Zazie Beetz travels on her own dime, you won't find her in first class. She wants you to know the truth about her airline status, because she's noticed that — among other false assumptions — people tend to presume tha…
By Sage Young

Samira Wiley On Doing Right By Her Character, Her Wife, The Queer Black Community — And Herself

This is how you’re supposed to begin: You’re supposed to say that Samira Wiley is down for whatever. Need her to hang upside down, jump on a box, or lie on the cold concrete floor in sequined Marc Jacobs to get the perfect shot? No problem. The (almo…
By Britni Danielle

Everything Sarah Paulson Says Is Fascinating — Even When She's Talking About Nasal Spray

Sarah Paulson is killing me. I’ve asked to read the text chain she has going with her Ocean’s 8 co-stars (weeks before it was reportedly deleted), and though she’s given me a firm “nope” because she doesn't "want to get kicked off the chain,” she’s n…
By Patti Greco

Natalie Dormer Is Moving On From 'Game Of Thrones' & She's Happier About It Than You Are

Natalie Dormer knows you want to ask her about Game Of Thrones. Sure, she’s working on other projects, and she’s played a part in many a franchise (The Tudors and The Hunger Games among them), but the Game Of Thrones obsessives always want more (and …
By Lindsay Denninger

Celeb Stylist Brad Goreski Is Convinced This Royal Wedding Moment Will Make Everybody Gasp

OK, fine: The glamour and intrigue of the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has officially captured my attention, washing over me in waves of centuries-old tiaras and tulle. I wouldn't say I'm emotionally invested in their love story (t…
By Amanda Richards

'Deadpool 2' Will Make Zazie Beetz Super Famous. Here's Why That Makes Her So Uncomfortable.

When Deadpool 2 and Atlanta star Zazie Beetz travels on her own dime, you won't find her in first class. She wants you to know the truth about her airline status, because she's noticed that — among other false assumptions — people tend to presume tha…
By Sage Young

This Is What Lifetime’s Faux Harry & Meghan REALLY Think About The Royal Couple

Despite the fact that they’re playing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on TV, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser don't actually look like them — at least not in real life. There are some similarities: In person, the stars of Lifetime's Harry and Megh…
By Lia Beck

These Are The Best Swimsuits For Small Boobs — And No, They're Not All Push Up

For many women, the search for a swimsuits for small busts can feel like it's about one thing and one thing only: Making that small bust look bigger. In the past, brands marketed swimsuits as "creating the illusion" of a large bust, or "accentuating …
By Amanda Richards

The Best Swimsuits For Big Boobs Don't Always Have Uncomfortable Underwires

Finding the perfect swimsuit is always a challenge, but shopping for swimsuits for large busts is a process — one with its own highly specific (and often frustrating) set of criteria. Sometimes, the styles you love don't offer much support — and if t…
By Amanda Richards

The Best Swimsuits For Plus Sizes, Because We've Got More Options Than Ever

If you've ever had a difficult time shopping for a plus size swimsuit, you're certainly not alone. It's a soul-sucking voyage that I am intimately familiar with. I've been plus size my entire life, all the way back to childhood. Shopping for a swimsu…
By Amanda Richards

6 Ways To Wear Scrunchies That Feel Fresher Than Ever

Now that the return of the scrunchie is here, it seems to have been fairly inevitable. Scrunchies are cute as heck, sure, but they also offer up hair health benefits that your typical elastic hair tie can't: All that soft and puffy fabric means scrun…
By Kara McGrath

Maude Apatow Is Very Nervous About This Interview

Maude Apatow is nervous. Like really nervous. Like hands shaking, sentence interrupting, "oh my god I'm like, freaking out" nervous. This is surprising, since Apatow is, after all, a Famous Person — not only an actor in movies like the new The House …
By Rachel Simon

Hayley Atwell Knows Classic Female Characters Still Matter — Even When They're Not Written By Women

There's this flawed mental image, Howards End star Hayley Atwell tells me, that people have of women as they existed at the turn of the century — that they were still, proper, stoic. It’s an image that has a tendency to bleed over into how period-bas…
By Sage Young

Samira Wiley On Doing Right By Her Character, Her Wife, The Queer Black Community — And Herself

This is how you’re supposed to begin: You’re supposed to say that Samira Wiley is down for whatever. Need her to hang upside down, jump on a box, or lie on the cold concrete floor in sequined Marc Jacobs to get the perfect shot? No problem. The (almo…
By Britni Danielle

'grown-ish’ Star Francia Raisa On What 'Open Ethnicity Casting' Really Means For Hollywood

If you’ve read any news about Hollywood lately, you know that the industry is far from perfect: It's long treated straight, white males as the default. But recent calls for more representation — through campaigns like #OscarsSoWhite and beyond — have…
By Alexis Reliford

If You’re A Conflicted Feminist Watching ‘The Bachelor' In 2018, ‘UnREAL’ Season 3 Is About You

UnREAL star Caitlin FitzGerald doesn't watch The Bachelorette, but she kind of plays one on TV. The Lifetime show has captured audiences who love, hate, or love-to-hate the many dating shows of the Bachelor franchise with its juicy depiction of the b…
By Sage Young

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Wasn't On Instagram Or Any Social Media – Until She Had A Giant Revelation

For most people, Friday, Feb. 16 was a relatively normal day, if a slightly busier one than usual. The night before, Black Panther hit theaters to much fanfare, and many of us were gearing up for a sunnier-than-normal winter weekend. But for Wrinkle …
By Rachel Simon

Here's What Target's New Inclusive Denim Line Looks Like On 15 Different Bodies

My father once described me as a "girl with an eye to buy." It's true: At my core, I am a dedicated, passionate shopper, particularly when it comes to clothing. Despite my almost manic, mouth-frothing enthusiasm for a good old-fashioned shop sesh, th…
By Amanda Richards

Why 'Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Wants You To Say Nice Things To Your Hair

"Have you ever heard of that Japanese water study," Jonathan Van Ness, Los Angeles stylist and one of the stars of Netflix's Queer Eye reboot asks me, "Where they took all of those different water samples and looked at them under the microscope, and…
By Amanda Richards

'Black Panther' Star Danai Gurira Didn't Let The World Tell Her What Black Women Could Be. She Showed Them.

It's her birthday — Valentine's Day — and Black Panther and Walking Dead star Danai Gurira is celebrating by working. She is resplendent in all-white, lit by the glow of a dusty studio window overlooking the Manhattan street below, as if surveying a …
By Kadeen Griffiths

It Took Heather Graham YEARS To Make A Movie About Women Ditching Toxic Men. The Reason? Men.

They say you should write what you know. But in Hollywood, that age-old advice apparently needs an addendum: Write what you know — as long as men are into it. And for actor and newly minted director/screenwriter Heather Graham — a woman who swam thro…
By Kelsea Stahler

Carrie Brownstein On Why Even The Obama Era Should Have Enraged You

An icy January morning soon after Hollywood's show of solidarity for the #MeToo movement at the Golden Globes and almost exactly one year into the Trump Administration feels like a momentous time to be sitting across from Carrie Brownstein. The Sleat…
By Samantha Rollins