The Bachelorette’s Mike Johnson Suggests Producer Julie LaPlaca Would Make A Great ‘Future’ Lead

In July 2019, before he left the show, Lovato had posted footage of Johnson on the Bachelorette to her Instagram Stories, writing in the caption, “Mike I accept your rose.” In the video she could reportedly be heard saying, “Swing me, kiss me! Boo boo.” Just a few days later, he was sent home.

Johnson took to Twitter writing, “Jus saying, my future wife though girl you ready for smiles, adventure, comfort, growth, honesty, laughter, me falling using my inhaler and kissing your stretch marks and imperfections. Where u hiding.”

The two then had some major back-and-forths with likes and comments on Instagram and Twitter before allegedly taking it offline for some IRL dates. In September 2019, Johnson spoke out about the budding relationship. “I’m just getting to know Demi,” he told E! “I think she’s absolutely fantastic, and I don’t want no pressure on her, no pressure on me—we’re just trying to get to know each other. That’s all.” Sadly, by October, the relationship was done.

Back to the present, though—maybe Johnson was flirting with LaPlaca with those comments or maybe this is just his personality. Or, a third option: what if this is all just a setup to have her become the next Bachelorette (after Clare Crawley’s season, of course) and for Johnson to re-join the cast? Either way, we’re in.

Hollywood on Netflix: Everything We Know About Ryan Murphy’s Next Masterpiece

Hollywood on Netflix couldn’t start streaming soon enough.

On Thursday, Netflix released the first set of images from Murphy’s upcoming limited series, Hollywood, starring some of Murphy’s favorite actors, including Darren Criss, Patti LuPone, and Dylan McDermott. Honestly, this show sounds exactly like the gorgeous, aspirational period piece we all need in our lives right now. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming series that you should bookmark on Netflix.

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The plot follows an alternate 1940s Hollywood. The limited series, which Murphy—who has brought you American Horror Story, Glee, The Politician, etc—co-created with Ian Brennan, will mix real Hollywood figures and fictional characters from the 1940s to reimagine what Hollywood could have been. As the show’s creators noted, it’s an “aspirational tale of what ifs.”

“With the present so fraught and the future uncertain, we turned to the past for direction, uncovering buried history to spin an aspirational tale of what ifs,” Janet Mock, the show’s executive producer, writer, and director shared with The Hollywood Reporter. “What if a band of outsiders were given a chance to tell their own story? What if the person with greenlight power was a woman? The screenwriter a black man? What if the heroine was a woman of color? The matinee idol openly gay? And what if they were all invited into the room where the decisions are made, entering fully and unapologetically themselves to leave victorious and vaunted, their place in history cemented?”

It harkens back to another Murphy miniseries. According to Murphy, he’s wanted to create something around an alternate Hollywood universe since he created the FX miniseries, Feud.

“Ever since I did ‘Feud’, I had been working on a piece about the buried history of Hollywood,” he shared with USA Today. “I was very interested, even as a young person, in three people: Rock Hudson, Anna May Wong, and Hattie McDaniel. I’d been sort of noodling with that and then Darren Criss and I had dinner after [‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’] and we were talking about what we wanted to work on next. And we both wanted to do something that would be inspirational, upbeat and that had a happy ending, that was about victories.”

The cast is a who’s who of Hollywood. Want to watch all the coolest people in modern-day Hollywood in one show? Now’s your chance. Like we said above, the cast is stacked with Murphy favorites including Laura Harrier, David Corenswet, Samara Weaving, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, and The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons. That’s just the start of this A-list roster.

__It starts streaming May 1.__The seven-episode limited series premieres on Netflix on Friday, May 1. If you don’t have Netflix by now what are you waiting for? Beyond bookmarking “Hollywood” here are 51 movies you can stream on the platform right now.

Let’s just marvel at some more photos from the series…

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Yeah, I’m marking my calendar right now.

Jane Fonda Revived Her Classic ‘Jane Fonda’ Workout on TikTok, and It’s Everything

Jane Fonda might actually convince me to join TikTok.

The Hollywood legend is now a member of the viral social platform, and she did something incredible for one of her inaugural posts: revived her retro “Jane Fonda workouts,” which swept the country in the 70s and 80s.

“My name is Jane Fonda and I’m going to bring back the ‘Jane Fonda workout,’” she says on her TikTok, posted Thursday, April 2. She also put the video on IG for those who aren’t TikTokers quite yet.

See it for yourself, below:

But it looks like this might be a one-time thing. It seems Fonda did the workout to draw attention to the globe’s climate crisis. After a few leg lifts, she told her followers, “There are too many workouts happening right now, on television and on computers. What I really would like you to do is work out with me for the planet. There’s a climate crisis that’s a real emergency and so, whether you’re on your couch or your yoga mat, will you join me for the Virtual Fire Drill Fridays?”

Virtual Fire Drill Fridays, for those who don’t know, are rallies organized by Greenpeace USA and Fonda that bring awareness to the climate change crisis and how people can help it virtually. Fonda recruited several celebs, including Piper Perabo and Marissa Tomei, to help spread the message. The drills will happen digitally every Friday in April at 2 P.M. ET.

“Join us this Friday alongside @JaneFonda and @FireDrillFriday to keep the pressure on politicians to adopt a Green New Deal, end new fossil fuels, and enact a just transition to a renewable economy that protects workers and communities,” Greenpeace USA wrote in an Instagram caption. “Let’s tackle the climate crisis together while we #StayHome. We’ll see you online!”

This is a great, important cause, but can Jane Fonda actually start teaching workouts again? That might motivate me to get off my couch!

Jane Fonda Revived Her Classic Workout on TikTok, and It’s Everything

Jane Fonda might actually convince me to join TikTok.

The Hollywood legend is now a member of the viral social platform, and she did something incredible for one of her inaugural posts: revived her retro “Jane Fonda workouts,” which swept the country in the 70s and 80s.

“My name is Jane Fonda and I’m going to bring back the ‘Jane Fonda workout,’” she says on her TikTok, posted Thursday, April 2. She also put the video on IG for those who aren’t TikTokers quite yet.

See it for yourself, below:

But it looks like this might be a one-time thing. It seems Fonda did the workout to draw attention to the globe’s climate crisis. After a few leg lifts, she told her followers, “There are too many workouts happening right now, on television and on computers. What I really would like you to do is work out with me for the planet. There’s a climate crisis that’s a real emergency and so, whether you’re on your couch or your yoga mat, will you join me for the Virtual Fire Drill Fridays?”

Virtual Fire Drill Fridays, for those who don’t know, are rallies organized by Greenpeace USA and Fonda that bring awareness to the climate change crisis and how people can help it virtually. Fonda recruited several celebs, including Piper Perabo and Marissa Tomei, to help spread the message. The drills will happen digitally every Friday in April at 2 P.M. ET.

“Join us this Friday alongside @JaneFonda and @FireDrillFriday to keep the pressure on politicians to adopt a Green New Deal, end new fossil fuels, and enact a just transition to a renewable economy that protects workers and communities,” Greenpeace USA wrote in an Instagram caption. “Let’s tackle the climate crisis together while we #StayHome. We’ll see you online!”

This is a great, important cause, but can Jane Fonda actually start teaching workouts again? That might motivate me to get off my couch!

16 Brands Giving Back to Fight COVID-19: Everlane, Universal Standard, and More

As we continue to social distance to slow the spread of COVID-19, you’re probably logging more screen time than you ever thought possible. Whether you’re falling into TikTok challenge rabbit holes or hosting virtual happy hours, the main medium to keep us entertained and connected right now is the internet. While essential workers are on the front lines of the global health crisis, risking their lives to provide medical care and groceries, unemployment is rising rapidly and people are struggling to make rent or feed their families.

If you’re still getting paid and able to work from home, you might be wondering how to help those in need, and apart from donating directly to organizations like #GetMePPE or Heart to Heart International, one way is to put your dollars toward brands giving back. Whether you’re shopping for home improvement items or stocking up on sweatpants, you can use your buying power for good right now. We rounded up 16 brands donating to charitable organizations to combat the effects of the coronavirus, so read on for retail therapy that will make a positive impact.

Everlane

Send a positive message with Everlane’s 100% Human collection. All proceeds are going to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which provides supplies to food banks across the country.

Purple Carrot

Through May, plant-based meal delivery service Purple Carrot will donate a portion of sales to Feeding America. So if you’re looking for a reason to go vegan, this is it.

Entireworld

The apparel brand known for elevated basics is donating 10% of sales April 2-5 to Doctors Without Borders, an independent humanitarian movement putting medical resources toward helping the most vulnerable communities fight the pandemic. If you’re looking for stylish sweatpants, treat yourself to these.

Entireworld Brushed Back Sweatshirt

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$88

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Entireworld Organic Cotton Polo

Entireworld

$85

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Etsy

Support independent artisans on Etsy, which is investing $5M over the next month to help Etsy sellers continue to have a steady stream of sales. Not sure how to navigate the site? Read our tips for finding the best vintage gems.

Allbirds

Deemed “the world’s most comfortable shoes,” Allbirds has donated over $500,000 worth of Wool Runners to medical professionals. Check out the brand’s Buy a Pair, Give a Pair initiative to donate to doctors and nurses working around the clock.

Otherland

Now is the time to burn candles, sage, or whatever will keep the vibrations high in your home, and we’ve never felt intimidated by a candle’s beauty until we met Otherland. The brand is offering 10% off orders and will donate 10% to Foodbank for NYC with code SUNSHINE through March 31.

Otherland Carefree ’90s

Otherland

$36

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Otherland Extra Hour

Otherland

$36

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Orly

The nail polish brand that coined the original French Manicure in 1975 has reconfigured its Los Angeles factory to produce hand sanitizer spray, with the first 10,000 units being donated to L.A.’s at-risk homeless population. You can shop the spray here. PS: Read up on other beauty brands combatting coronavirus here.

Helix

We’re all spending more time in bed than we ever could’ve predicted, so it might be time to finally upgrade your mattress or invest in a fancy pillow. The sleep brand has donated over 155 mattresses to hospitals and is allowing healthcare workers to purchase them at-cost.

Skims

Update your WFH wardrobe with cozy loungewear from Kim Kardashian’s shapewear line, Skims, which is donating 20% of profits from the Cotton Collection to Baby 2 Baby’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Program, which provides families with diapers, formula, and basic hygiene products.

Skims Cotton Rib Thermal Legging

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Tula

If you’re taking this time to mask regularly, 100% of the proceeds from Tula’s Nourishing and Brightening Hydrogel Mask go toward more masks for NYC’s COVID-19 healthcare workers through April 30.

Riley Home

Getting good sleep can help you better manage these stressful circumstances, and quality bedding is the first step. Riley Home is partnering with Robin Hood and Women In Need, and will donate a Riley Jr item for every purchase made. It’s the best reason to get your family a cozy throw or a crisp set of sheets.

Universal Standard

The brand making size-inclusive fashion we actually want to wear added a buy-one-give-one option to its Foundation page. Buy anything from the collection of soft and layerable tees, bodysuits, and tanks, and automatically donate one piece to a medical worker on the waitlist (they’ll split the price with you).

Universal Standard Give One Foundation Bodysuit

Universal Standard

$90

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Universal Standard Give One Foundation Tank

Universal Standard

$60

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Mansur Gavriel

You may not be thinking about investing in a luxury handbag right now, but Mansur Gavriel is donating 10% of sales of any size Bucket Bag to GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which supports immediate and long-term relief within vulnerable communities.

Aurate

The sustainable fine jewelry brand is offering 20% off all orders with code BETTERTOGETHER, and will donate 20% of proceeds to the NYC Government COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. Try this dainty diamond necklace or a chic ear cuff, and check out more small businesses giving back via the Better Together initiative.

Dyson

Keep your home clean and your hair healthy with Dyson products to support the company as they produce 15,000 CoVent portable ventilators, designed specially to treat COVID-19 patients.

Dyson V7 Motorhead

Dyson

$300

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Greats

If you need a sleek sneaker to walk to your mailbox in, Greats has versatile low-tops that will quickly become a wardrobe staple. Keep it classic with all-white or venture toward Tiger King with an animal print style. $15 of every order will be donated to City Harvest to feed New Yorkers in need.

Selena Gomez Revealed She’s Bipolar During an Instagram Live With Miley Cyrus

In an Instagram Live chat with Miley Cyrus on Friday, April 3, Selena Gomez revealed that she is bipolar.

Gomez joined Cyrus on the latter’s Bright Minded IG Live series, where they talked about a variety of subjects, including mental health. When Cyrus asked Gomez how she goes about managing her mental health, the Rare singer opened up.

“Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in the world, but definitely in America, McLean’s Hospital. I discussed that, after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar,” she said. “So when I go to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it. I think people get scared of that.”

Gomez continued, “I’ve seen it, and I’ve seen some of it in my own family, where I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ I’m from Texas. It’s not known to talk about your mental health. You’ve got to seem cool, and then I see anger built up in teenagers and young adults because they are wanting that so badly. I feel like, when I finally said what I was gonna say, I wanted to know everything about it and it took the fear away.”

See Gomez discuss this in the video, below:

This is the first time Selena Gomez has talked about her bipolar diagnosis, but she’s been incredibly open in the past about her general mental health. In 2016, she took some time off to seek treatment for anxiety and depression. “Everything I cared about, I stopped caring about. I came out, and it felt like, ‘OK, I can only go forward,'” she told InStyle a year later about the treatment. “And there are still days. I go to therapy. I believe in that and talking about where you are. But I’m in a really, really healthy place.”

In January 2020, Gomez talked about how finding the “right medication” was instrumental in her mental health journey. “I found out I do suffer from mental health issues,” she told WSJ magazine. “And honestly, that was such a relief,” she continued. “I realized that there was a way to get help and to find people that you trust. I got on the right medication, and my life has been completely changed.”

Hannah Bronfman Recipe: Braised Chicken with Apricots and Olives

1 teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 white onion, roughly chopped

1 fennel bulb, trimmed and roughly chopped

1 cup of unsweetened dried apricots

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Finely grated zest and juice of an orange

2 cups chicken bone broth

1 cup pitted green olives

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sprinkle the chicken with the salt.

Heat a large oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat.

While the skillet is heating, pat the chicken dry.

Add the oil to the pan, then add the chicken, skin side down.

Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and crisp.

Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

Add the onion, fennel, apricots, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, and the orange zest to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion and fennel are tender.

Return the chicken to the skillet and add the orange juice and chicken broth. Cook, covered, for 35 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.

Remove the lid, add the olives, and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes to re-crisp the skin. Serve immediately.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

From the book DO WHAT FEELS GOOD by Hannah Bronfman. Copyright © 2019 by Hannah Bronfman. Published on January 8, 2019 by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission.

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Hannah Bronfman’s Recipe: Braised Chicken With Apricots and Olives

1 teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 white onion, roughly chopped

1 fennel bulb, trimmed and roughly chopped

1 cup unsweetened dried apricots

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Finely grated zest and juice of an orange

2 cups chicken bone broth

1 cup pitted green olives

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sprinkle the chicken with sea salt.

Heat a large oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat. While the skillet is heating, pat the chicken dry.

Add the oil to the pan, then add the chicken, skin side down. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and crisp. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

Add the onion, fennel, apricots, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, and the orange zest to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion and fennel are tender.

Return the chicken to the skillet and add the orange juice and chicken broth. Cook, covered, for 35 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.

Remove the lid, add the olives, and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes to recrisp the skin. Serve immediately.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

From the book Do What Feels Good by Hannah Bronfman. Copyright © 2019 by Hannah Bronfman. Published on January 8, 2019 by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission.

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Dalgona Coffee Recipe: How to Make the Internet’s Favorite, Fluffiest Quarantine Drink

Nothing—not even a global pandemic—should come between us and iced coffee season. Enter: this simple, impressive dalgona coffee recipe.

Remaining inside for weeks on end, staring out the window, preparing increasingly decadent grilled cheese sandwiches—these all pass for premiere indoor activities now. I feel fortunate to be safe and never farther than 3 feet away from a wheel of brie, but there is one thing I miss. No, it’s not face-to-face interactions with friends, or the feeling of fresh air. It’s the mellifluous, clink-clink springtime jingle of a delicious, cold iced coffee, procured at an overpriced cafe! I should be doing my annual routine of taking two sips of cold brew, seizing with anxiety, and then wondering if this is what drugs feels like!

But of course that’s off the table, so please join me in letting this new, Instagram-friendly drink save you from despair. If you’ve seen a mouthwatering, visually delightful, obscenely floofy coffee beverage pop up on social media, you can thank South Korean food vloggers, who innovated the DIY latte trend under their own recent quarantine. Named after a Korean toffee candy—because both are brown-sugar-colored and delightful in their cloud-like presentation—dalgona coffee is here to fill the iced-coffee-shaped hole in your quarantined heart. It’s simple to make, contains only ingredients you already have around the house, and is very, very photogenic. In other words, it is the opposite of a sourdough starter.

Here’s what you’ll need to make (a single-serving of) dalgona coffee:

  • Instant coffee
  • Sugar
  • Hot water
  • A hand mixer (or a whisk or a spoon, but see notes below)
  • Milk or an alt-milk

Yes, that’s really it.

First, measure out equal amounts of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water. (Start with two tablespoons each, and scale up from there.) Then pour the ingredients into a bowl. The water needs to be hot or boiling to helps the coffee and sugar dissolve.

The definitive recipe comes from South Korean YouTuber Ddulgi, who somehow managed to make a video with a hand mixer a soothing ASMR experience. Like her tutorial, most recipes call for even proportions—a 1:1:1 ratio of instant coffee, boiling water, and sugar.

As someone who has woken up family members every day this week with the whirring sounds of a hand mixer as I manically blend my new favorite ingredients, I must warn you that if you use less than one tablespoon of instant coffee plus one tablespoon of water plus one tablespoon of sugar, there really won’t be enough liquid to whip up. It will look like you are making onion dip for a single ant. Please learn from my mistake:

Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan Are Reportedly Isolating Together in Chicago

Former Bachelor Peter Weber and contestant Kelley Flanagan are picking up where Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron left off, apparently.

Now that Brown has returned home to Alabama after spending a few weeks in Florida filming iconic TikToks with Cameron and his quarantine crew, Weber and Flanagan are stepping up to fill the void.

If you recall, Weber, who lives in Los Angeles with his parents, started hanging out with Flanagan in Chicago on March 25, well after the government and World Health Organization started urging people to practice social distancing. Now, Flanagan, who promised she wasn’t dating Weber as of March 12, and the pilot are isolating together in Chicago, according to People, and they’re making some TikTok videos à la Cameron and Brown. Though Weber has his own TikTok account, the two have kept their joint activities to Bachelor Nation member Dustin Kendrik’s feed.

They look particularly cozy doing the Flip the Switch challenge:

TikTok/@dustinbkendrick

And yes, that does seem to be Flanagan’s dress from her first night on The Bachelor.

Getty/John Fleenor

I have to be honest here, though. There’s something about Flanagan and Weber’s TikToks that don’t spark as much joy for me as Cameron and Brown’s did. Where Cameron and Brown’s TikToking was at minimum harmless fun and at most possibly romantic (!!!), I think there’s something off about Weber and Flanagan’s.

Maybe it’s because we’ve been so inundated with Weber’s dating drama since his Bachelor finale earlier this year. Remember, he proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss, then broke things off and went back to Madison Prewett, only to later end that relationship, as well. I’m having trouble keeping track. It’s all so hectic, which makes me question if anything is genuine.

Perhaps I’m not the only one feeling skeptical. Sluss has been liking some pretty shady tweets about Weber lately and Cameron, who was likely joking, recently tweeted that the pilot should delete his TikTok account.

Peter Weber took the jab in stride, suggesting the two participate in a long-distance dance-off.

No matter which Bachelor Nation couples you ship, prepare yourselves for a lot more activity on social media from everybody.