Another Mean Girls Movie Is Coming

Amazing Thursday news, people: Another Mean Girls movie is in the works—with Tina Fey attached. That’s right: According to Variety, an adaption of the Mean Girls musical, which Fey also wrote, is happening.

“I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,” Fey said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”

If you’re a fan of Mean Girls, then you know a second film (Mean Girls 2) has already happened. But this adaptation of the musical will include Fey behind the scenes—which Mean Girls 2 did not. That means you can count on the same humor and style you love and still quote from the original 2004 movie.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing this iconic property back to the big screen in musical form with our incredible filmmaking team,” Paramount president of production Elizabeth Raposo said, according to Variety.

There’s no word yet on casting for the movie, but here’s hoping a few of the film’s original stars come back. Wouldn’t it be great to see Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and company reprise their iconic roles? Or at least make some memorable cameos.

The Mean Girls musical stays true to the 2004 movie’s DNA, offering a similar story with some stellar songs thrown into the mix. “It has been a joy to work on Mean Girls and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film,” Lorne Michaels, who help produced both the musical and 2004’s Mean Girls, said. “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.”

Let the countdown to this new movie begin. I just have one request: Bring Glen Coco back!

Captain Marvel 2: Everything We Know So Far

From the very first trailer, it was clear Captain Marvel was going to be a game-changer in the superhero genre. And the movie proved as much as soon as it came out in March 2019: Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie shattered box office records by making $455 million its opening weekend. (It eventually made a cool billion dollars.) The best part? Captain Marvel was the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have a woman co-director and writer (Anna Boden) helming things behind the camera.

Now, according to the The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to Captain Marvel is in the works. The company has reportedly started developing the new film, and while there are still a lot of details we don’t know, here’s what we’ve gathered about the project so far:

The cast:

The film is going to star Larson again, who reprised her role as Danvers for Avengers: Endgame. So far, she’s the only person listed on the sequel’s IMDb page, so we’ll have to wait and see who else is joining her in the follow-up adventure. We’re hoping Samuel L. Jackson comes back so he can recreate some adorable press moments with Larson.

The director:

According to sources who spoke to THR, Boden and Ryan Fleck are busy with other projects and may not take on the second installment. However, Marvel and Disney are reportedly working to find a woman director to take the reins from them.

The writers:

THR reports that Megan McDonnell, one of the lead writers on the Elizabeth Olsen-led series WandaVision, is in final negotiations to write the film’s script.

The premiere date:

The film is expected to come in 2022, although that could change, since the whole thing is still in development. Here’s hoping it coms sooner, though, because we can’t wait to see Larson kick ass on screen again.

37 Best ’90s Movies and Where to Stream Them

If we could relive the ’90s every day, we would. We’re here for all of it: the chokers, the miniskirts, the baggy pants, the slew of pre-internet heartthrobs.

Sadly, we don’t have access to a time-travel machine, but we do have a ton of streaming services completely loaded with the best ’90s movies. And there are so many classics to choose from: There is, of course, Clueless, i.e., the absolute peak of the teen movie genre that features the decade’s most beloved heroine Cher Horowitz; the always comforting wackiness of Michael Jordan coaching the Looney Tunes in the epic basketball flick Space Jam; and then one of the lengthiest—but greatest—love stories of all time, Titanic.

Picking favorites is nearly impossible, given how many masterpieces came out of the era. Still, we waded through some of the best ’90s movies we could think of. See what made the list, below. And happy streaming!

Meghan Markle Reportedly ‘Loves the Idea of Being the Breadwinner’

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are settling into their new lives following the media circus surrounding their decision to step back from the royal family. Now that they’ve come to an agreement with the Queen (it includes dropping their royal titles and gaining financial independence), many people are still wondering how they’re gong to make things work. But one person who isn’t stressed, according to sources, is Meghan Markle.

Exhibit A: She was photographed earlier this week smiling and hiking with Baby Archie on Vancouver Island. While the family is working on getting tighter about paparazzi and privacy, the images hint that she’s happy having some distance from the bubble that is Buckingham Palace. According to sources who spoke to Us Weekly, she’s really looking forward to going back to work and figuring out professional arrangements to support her family. “Meghan loves the idea of being the breadwinner,” the source said. “She has no plans to do another show like Suits, but Harry’s been encouraging her to do more voiceover work, writing, producing, and directing in her free time.”

A video surfaced earlier this moth of Prince Harry telling Disney CEO Bob Iger at The Lion King premiere in London that she was interested in more voiceover opportunities. Markle, who was raised in California, did tons of different jobs before her acting career took off: she interned at the Argentine embassy and she did a lot of calligraphy work. “She doesn’t come from millions,” another source told Us Weekly. “She’s worked hard to get to where she is today.”

Whatever they decide, it seems that Prince Harry is completely on board with Markle’s plans. “He’s really excited about the next chapter in their lives,” one of the sources explained. Personally, we can’t wait to see what these two do next.

Wow, The Crown Actor Playing Princess Diana Looks So Much Like Her

The Crown is finally approaching one of the most anticipated periods in royal history: the life of Princess Diana. Fans who are familiar with how well the Netflix series casts its actors have already been getting excited, wondering who might play the beloved Lady Di, and they got an answer a few months back. She’ll be portrayed by actor Emma Corrin in the show’s fourth season, and Corrin was recently photographed on set, looking exactly like the people’s princess.

Corrin, a relatively new, 24-year-old actor from the U.K., previously starred on the crime drama Pennyworth. Right when her casting was announced, she posted a carefree picture of Princess Diana with no caption, indicating that she’s carefully observing her mannerisms. In a statement, she talked about how she’s a big fan of The Crown and how she wants to make sure she nails the role.

“I have been glued to the show and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal,” she said. “Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice.”

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Here’s Erin Corrin playing her on The Crown:

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Judging by these photos, she’s definitely got the spirit of the character down. The images were taken on location in Winchester, England, and you can just barely see a floral dress under Corrin’s beige coat. Several outlets have pointed out that it looks like one Princess Diana wore at the final rehearsal before her wedding to Prince Charles at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981:

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She has a vote of confidence from show creator Peter Morgan. “As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation,” he said.

Channing Tatum and Jessie J Are Reportedly Back Together

Well, that was quick. Stories broke about a month ago that Channing Tatum and singer Jessie J had split—and now they’re reportedly already back together.

The couple had been dating for just over a year when People confirmed the breakup in December. “There wasn’t any drama. They just decided to part ways and are still good friends,” a source said at the time.

And now, apparently, they’re back together. “They took a few weeks apart but ultimately decided they really care about each other,” a source tells E!. Their source also said the two “seem very happy to be spending time together again.”

Channing Tatum and Jessie J’s relationship was his first high-profile one after splitting with his wife Jenna Dewan in 2018. Tatum and Jessie J appeared to make their relationship Instagram-official in November 2018 when Tatum posted from one of her concerts, writing, “This woman just poured her heart out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Whoever was there got to witness something special. Wow.”

They endured some bumps early on in the relationship, like when fans started calling out the resemblance between Dewan and Jessie J. The singer clapped back with a powerfully-worded post on Instagram. “There is a story I have seen be re-written over and over again in the past few weeks that talks about myself being compared directly to another beautiful woman regarding our looks and who people think is prettier,” she wrote, in part. “I am here to talk about the headline and the way the story has been written, I have continuously tried to find something positive from this article…I am yet to…We are all beautiful. We are enough just the way we are. Be the best you!!! You can’t wake up and be anyone but YOU. So please love your face, your body, your mind and your heart. Be good to yourself. Be good to those around you.”

Perhaps the fact that they didn’t delete their old posts about each other should have been our first clue that this breakup wouldn’t stick. Regardless, here’s hoping everyone is happy.

Mom’s Night Out Shouldn’t Exist

Part of the reason we even have a perceived need for “mom’s night out” is that parenting has undergone a fundamental shift. In his New York Times review of journalist Jennifer Senior’s book All Joy and No Fun, Andrew Solomon writes that “parenthood as we know it—predicated on the unconditional exaltation of our children—is no more than 70 years old, and it has gone through radical readjustments over the past two generations.”

Expectations around parenting are so great now that of course parents (read: moms) need a break from making sure that little Joe is getting an A in social studies; that Emma has a dozen or so friends to invite to her sleepover; that Benjamin is seeing the best possible sleep specialist. For parents in the 1800s, children were born and reared to help alleviate the workload on the farm, with ideas about success tied more to harvesting food and caring for animals than to a letter of admission to an Ivy League school. But now that parents are dealing with raising exceptional children with exceptional grades and exceptional futures, the pressure needs an outlet. The pressure falls on the shoulders of moms—and the outlet? We’ve decided it’s a night or two out at a small-plates restaurant.

In A Perfect Madness—her 2005 examination of modern (middle- and upper-class) motherhood—Judith Warner writes that “the women around me, for the most part…had comfortable homes, two or three children, smiling, productive husbands, and a society around them saying they’d made the best possible choices for their lives, yet many of them seemed just miserable.” Over a decade later, the unease persists, but now with social media. Instagram beams out “perfect mothers,” who never seem to need an hour to themselves just to scream into the void and still find time to make homemade party favors for their children’s birthdays. These moms’ “nights out” end at 8 p.m. to be home in time to tuck their kids into bed. (When a dad shows up on the ‘gram, he’s lavished with praise for being so “hands-on.”)

So what do we want? The occasional mom’s night out isn’t a bad idea—moms, like all overworked people, need social structures of support (and sometimes lemon-drop martinis). But the implication that whenever a woman leaves her children after dark she’s having a “mom’s night out”—as in the Hathaway case that Curtis Sittenfeld tweeted about—reinforces the notion that moms are their children’s caregivers and that dads are, at best, backup babysitters. (Never mind that the event Hathaway attended, the Critics’ Choice Awards, was a work-related event, not a round of drinks out with a group of girlfriends.)

As with most things, there is a compromise to be had here: It isn’t enough to suggest that moms be allowed to find a greater sense of identity outside the home and apart from their children; dads also need to find their sense of identity within it. Studies show that couples who share household chores are happier than those in which the woman does the bulk of the domestic work; it also stands to reason that children benefit from the sustained presence of both of their parents.

And then there’s the question of who gets to have a “mom’s night out.” Sure, Anne Hathaway with her coiffed hair and sequin dress can go to a red carpet gala. My friends and I can plan a night out at the latest restaurant—we have time, some disposable income, and supportive spouses. But no one guarantees a mother time to herself—not in the immediate aftermath of work with a federal paid leave program and not as children grow up. Meanwhile, the moms who most need a break from the relentless work of childcare are the ones who are least likely to be able to get or afford it.

If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. But it’s going to take a lot more than a few cocktails a month to make mama happy. It is going to take the equal partnership of papas. It is going to take structural change that means that both parents get time off of work when a child is born. It is going to take, in other words, a lot more than a mom’s night out. So put on that lipstick. Zip up your sequin dress. Mama’s going out—she’s gonna get herself a revolution.

Laura Turner is a writer living in San Francisco. She is currently at work on a book project about the cultural history of anxiety. Follow her on Twitter @Lkoturner.

Lana Condor, Beanie Feldstein, and More Trailblazers Are Your New #AerieREAL Role Models

Aerie’s has announced the new class of #AerieREAL Role Models, and it’s quite the impressive bunch. Joining current role models like Iskra and Aly Raisman are actors Lana Condor, Beanie Feldstein, Ali Stroker, and Hari Nef; scientist Keiana Cave, Smile On Me founder Dre Thomas, DJ and wellness advocate Tiff McFierce, and sustainability activist Manuela Barón.

The #AerieREAL Role Models, for those who don’t know, are a crop of women whom Aerie believes are leading conversations and pushing the needle forward on topics like inclusivity, women’s empowerment, wellness, and sustainability. Each year the Role Models participate in a completely urnetouched photo shoot, a hallmark of AerieREAL’s body-positive message. The new pics are stunning, naturally, and powerful.

Sadly, this isn’t the norm yet for the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries. Retouching and superficiality are still very much things in Hollywood, but hopefully #AerieREAL and other similar efforts can help make pop-culture more inclusive. Below, we talk to two of the new Role Models⁠—Feldstein and Condor—about the campaign, beauty standards, and so much more.

Glamour: How did you feel when#AerieREAL first approached you about becoming a Role Model?

Beanie Feldstein: I was just so excited because it feels like such an incredible fit. I was really inspired by it and always was so impressed and in awe of the fact that they gave up retouching. I thought that was so important. I think in everything I do, whether it’s on-screen or off-screen, I want to be a part of things that feel right to me and feel morally in line with who I am. Aerie is a true celebration of every woman, every body type.

Lana Condor: It was so exciting because I think all of these women are so accomplished because they are being themselves. It takes a lot of courage to just to be yourself and show it to the world.

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What was the photo shoot like?

Feldstein: I was just so excited to be with this group of women and look around and be like, “That looks incredible on you.”

Condor: It was just kind of like a big party. We were just dancing, and it felt like a really fun girls’ party. It’s so rare to find a group of girls who can all have a great time together and bond so quickly without knowing each other before, so it was really fun.

Brad Pitt Has Reportedly Apologized to Jennifer Aniston for ‘Many Things’ in Their Relationship

As if we’ve time-warped back the late nineties/early aughts, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston‘s relationship is completely dominating the headlines right now (due, in large part, to their photographed reunion at the 2020 SAG Awards). Back then, they were America’s golden couple and two of the most famous people in the world. In 2020, they’re a divorced couple who appears to be on very good terms—and still two of the most famous people in the world.

And we can’t get enough of them all over again, wanting to know every possible (rumored) detail about how they actually feel about each other. According to a new report from Entertainment Tonight, all is quite well with Aniston and Pitt—not that that means they’re getting back together.

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“Brad is completely sober now and is in such a different place than he was when they were together,” ET‘s source says. “Brad is truly an introspective guy who has worked hard on himself. He has apologized to her for many things he felt were his issues in their relationship. He truly takes ownership for his mistakes and that has changed their relationship with each other today. They both have moved on.” (Pitt has openly discussed his sobriety, most notably in this GQ cover story from 2017.)

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Back in 2005, on the heels of their divorce and after photos had emerged of Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie and her son, Maddox, Aniston famously said of her ex, “There’s a sensitivity chip that’s missing.” But time has apparently healed some of those wounds.

“Right now they just love and adore each other and have been much closer friends since their divorces,” the source said. “They have a very mature relationship that has evolved over time because they both have experienced marriages that didn’t work out. Brad has grown so much in his life since he and Jen broke up.”

Do with that what you will, people. Do with that what you will.

Tyler Cameron Has Moved on to Flirting With Jennifer Garner

Tyler Cameron, former Bachelorette star and known celebrity flirter, is up to his old tricks again. The reality star has now publicly stated his affection for none other than Jennifer Garner.

Here’s how it went down: Garner posted the popular LinkedIn/Facebook/Instagram/Tinder meme using four different photos of herself. She chose a very business look from Alias for LinkedIn, a smiley nature shot for Facebook, a super glam image in a gown for Instagram, and a photo of herself paddle boarding for Tinder. “Yes ma’am, @dollyparton, whatever you say. ♥️,” she wrote in the caption. (Parton had also posted the meme in her own feed.)

Someone commented, “I would have switched the Instagram and Tinder pics” to which Garner jokingly replied, “Shoot, is THAT why no one swipes?” That’s when Cameron dipped into the mix, writing, “I’m still swiping right.”

Garner did not respond to him, so I don’t really see this going anywhere—though it will certainly get people talking. Though, to be fair, these methods have worked for Tyler Cameron in the past. His brief relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid
reportedly started after he slid into her DMs.

Garner isn’t the first A-lister to joke about a Tinder profile recently. During his SAG Awards acceptance speech, Brad Pitt said he was going to have to add the accolade to his Tinder profile. That being said, Garner appears to be more focused on family and work, than online dating.

“I’m loving working on Yes Day right now for Netflix. It’s a movie that I developed and producing as well as am in, and I couldn’t love it more. I couldn’t love the process more. And just more of the same,” she told People. “If I could be lucky enough to have another year with three healthy kids and my own house and parents and sisters and nieces and nephews and friends and we’re all going through whatever, but we’re all still chugging along and finding joy, then okay. That’s good enough for me.”