Jennifer Lopez Says a Director Once Asked Her, Point-Blank, to See Her Breasts

Jennifer Lopez is enjoying a major career high after the success of her movie Hustlers and her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show performance with Shaklra. But not that long ago, she was a young actor figuring out the entertainment industry, and that included navigating some uncomfortable moments. This week, she opened up about one specific incident in which she says a director asked her to take her top off during a costume fitting.

“He wanted to see my boobs and I was like, ‘We’re not on set,'” Lopez said during The Hollywood Reporter‘s Drama Actress Roundtable, which also included Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Awkwafina, Laura Dern and Renée Zellweger.

“And I said no, I stood up for myself,” she continued. “But it was so funny because I remember being so panicked in the moment. And by the way, there was a costume designer in the room with me. So there was another woman in the room, and he says this and I said no. Luckily a little bit of the Bronx came out, and I was like, ‘I don’t have to show you my — No. On the set, you see them.'”

Lopez added, “If you give in, in that moment, all of a sudden that person is off and running, thinking they can do whatever they want. And because I put up a little boundary right there and said no, he laid off and then later on apologized. But the minute he walked out of the room, the costume designer was like, ‘I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry that just happened.'”

Now, Jennifer Lopez says she’s made a concerted effort to make the sets she’s a part of as comfortable as possible for women. She shared that for Hustlers, there were comfort coaches around to make sure everyone felt at ease, particularly since the movie involved nudity.

“It was basically somebody who understood that world and said, ‘These things are okay,’ and, ‘These things are not okay’… and made everybody on the set comfortable with what they were doing, because we had a lot of women who were half-dressed or naked, topless,” she said.

Mj Rodriguez Wants Women to Take Up Space

What’s the last Instagram Rabbit hole you went down?

The last one I went down is looking at all the Halloween costumes I wanted to wear but didn’t because I didn’t have time to get into a costume. I was so upset! But the Halloween rabbit hole was everything. I wanted to be Jade from Mortal Kombat, but not the stereotypical Jade costume, I really wanted someone to make it for me and put some heart into it, or I was going to do Lara Croft.

You have $20 and free roam of a drugstore. What do you buy?

Some hair gel, we need to keep the baby hairs laid down. Some obvious skin care; I’m trying my best to not over-advertise, but I live for the products, so I would buy some Olay Body Wash off of that rack. And I would buy some Shea Moisture hair care. That line is beyond amazing.

Who are the women inspiring you the most right now?

I know this sounds really cheesy, but I’m going to say my friend Janelle Monáe. She has been such a beacon in the music industry and in the acting realm. She’s breaking down barriers, she’s talking about really important topics, and she’s an ally of the LGBTQIA community in addition to being part of it. I look up to her and I’m glad I can call her a friend. Kehlani, also a musical artist and a good friend of mine, she’s been breaking down barriers too for the LGBTQ community. And the last one is my mom. She’s my grounding rock, she’s beautiful, and she instilled womanhood in me. I had the opportunity of being introduced to the ballroom scene at 14, but I was never raised by trans women. I saw my [trans] sisters, but my mother raised me, and she was that beacon of hope for me when it came to womanhood, so she’s someone I always look up to.

If there were one thing about beauty perceptions you could change, what would it be?

That the look of someone shouldn’t define their beauty, what’s inside should define their beauty. I think everyone has beautiful skin, I think everyone has beautiful eyes. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholders, not the ringleaders who think that we’re worthy, usually those ringleaders are men. Beauty is in the eyes of the woman who holds it. No matter if we are trans, no matter if we are curvy, or have different complexions, we are beautiful no matter what. And that’s what we [women with a platform] have to break down, and once we do that other women will be allowed to take up space.

What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?

Every morning, for about 20 minutes, I look in the mirror, and I strip down completely, and I look at myself as I am. I use words of affirmation to let myself know that I am deserving, I am worthy, and I’m existing the way I exist, and nobody can take that away from me until the day I die. I always use words of affirmation, and I have to make sure they are genuine, not just words spewing from my head to make myself feel good. If there’s a blemish on my face, I know that blemish is still beautiful because that blemish does not make me. I look at my skin, and I look at my face and I relish in who I am, and it builds my confidence up.

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

How to Have an Orgasm: Best Sex Positions for Easy Orgasms

Sex can be wonderfully glorious, romantic, passionate, and everything you’ve ever wanted…and it can still fail to bring you to orgasm if you aren’t in the right position. Every woman is different and what’s guaranteed to give you an orgasm may be completely different (and even the opposite) of what brings your best friend across the finish line. Fortunately, exploring your body with a great partner and discovering what works for you is a great damn time.

Although our collective experiences can be quite different, there is plenty that you can learn from the sex positions that work for other women. We asked 13 women to share the details of the positions that always, always get them off. Who says women don’t help women?

The one where your partner uses their hands for extra overtime

“When my partner and I first got together, they would spend like an hour just running their hands up and down my back, eventually touching the sides of my breasts and buttocks. That slow, sensual feeling would really turn me on and make me orgasm within minutes once they reached my clit with their hands. We don’t get to do it as much now because we’re busy with full-time jobs and a young kid, but when we can manage it… It’s still my favorite.”
—Paulina, 34

The one where I’m on my side for deep penetration

“The position that always makes me finish is when I’m on my side and my man enters me straight on. My leg on top rests on his chest for deep penetration. Let him focus on the tempo and use your hand to tease your clit—never fails!”
—Rose, 30

The one where I’m sitting on their face

“The only position that works for me 100% of the time is sitting on my partner’s face. As a queer woman who doesn’t enjoy penetration, there’s something about the defiying of gravity and the force of it.”
—Isabelle, 22

The ones where you’re lying down and he’s coming from behind

“Missionary! It gets such a bad rap but it’s my favorite! My other would be from behind laying down so I can reach my clit from underneath.”
—Ariel, 24

The one where we can scissor at the end

“I love it when I can trib—or scissor—my partner. I usually like to save the trib for the grand finale when we are both so damn horny and wet. There is something about feeling my wet vulva rub against her wet vulva that blows up my fuse. And yes, the orgasms are often always explosive! One just has to make sure that the positioning is right with both clits nearly in contact so they stimulate each other. Also, one person has to move against the other person otherwise, you will lose rhythm and might even lose a bit of the sensation if both of you start moving your bodies.”
—Joyline, 34

The one where I’m on top and can control the movement

“My go-to get off position is me on top, facing my partner. It turns me on to be able to control the pace and depth. Plus, I like that he’s watching me—and, as a bonus, his hands are free to roam. I can also squirt most easily in this position—gravity helps! If we’re ever in a hurry or he wants to warm me up, this is always our go-to.”
—Melinda, 40

The one where you’re on top but he’s sitting up

“Cowgirl! It’s an especially good angle also good for height discrepancies. Also, I really love what is apparently called a face-off (woman on top, man sitting up) because the kissing and intimacy is really nice.”
—Violet, 21

The one where we do a lying-down doggie style

“Me lying flat on my stomach while my partner penetrates me from on top/behind. Penetrative sex is frequently painful for me but, when I’m on my stomach, my body is able to completely relax (no need to hold my legs up!) and I can have pain-free sex. Before the painful sex started, I preferred missionary almost 100% of the time—there’s nothing like holding each other close and having frontal access to each others’ bodies. But for now, I’ll listen to my body and go with what’s most comfortable!”
—Annie, 30

The one where she’s on top, touching me

“The first time I was with my wife, she asked me how I like to be touched. I said, ‘You get on top of me, and put two or three fingers inside me.’ I love the variety in lesbian sex, and this is by far my favorite move. She has so much control, and I can move against her. It gets me every time!” —Lisa, 38

The one where I’m on top and laying down

“I always cum on top—laying down flat on top of a guy.”
—Jennifer, 47

The one where we’re doing missionary and I’m using a clit vibe

“Modified missionary—with my ankles resting on my partner’s shoulders—with a vibrator against my clitoris does it for me every single time!”
—Vee, 27

The one where it’s missionary but with deeper penetration

“Missionary with a full length pillow placed under me. It makes the position easier on the hips and penetration feels a lot better because it subtly changes the angle.” – —Jocellyn, 28

The one where you’re using a pillow

“I love the position that’s called ‘doggy pillow’ where you’re lying on your stomach with a pillow under your belly/hips. It has the advantage of doggy style-like penetration (which I love because it hits my G-spot just right) but is much easier on my hips and elbows since I don’t quite have to brace myself as harshly. I had shoulder surgery about a year ago, which left me feeling like I couldn’t enjoy my favorite position (doggy style) but now I just do it with this slight adjustment and oh YES.”
—Isabel, 33

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Aren’t Spending Christmas With the Queen This Year

After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry opened up about the hardships of public life in a recent documentary, sources speculated that the couple was considering taking an extended family break. Now, it looks like that quality time is coinciding with the holidays: On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that Markle and Prince Harry won’t spend Christmas with Queen Elizabeth II this year; instead, they’ll be hanging out with their baby and Markle’s mother Doria Ragland.

Royal reporters tweeted a statement issued by the spokesperson that read, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month. Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, [the couple] will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria.” While people may try to spin this into drama about the rumored riff between Prince Harry and Prince William, or the media scrutiny Meghan Markle discussed, the spokesperson made sure to emphasize that this is totally within protocol and it’s been approved by the queen herself. “This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen,” she added.

It’s also worth remembering that it’s normal for the royals to spend Christmas away from Buckingham Palace. Prince William and Kate Middleton spent the holidays with Middleton’s parents in Bucklebury in 2012 and 2016, and as the statement reminds everyone, Markle and Prince Harry were at Sandringham the last couple of years. The message doesn’t specify where exactly the Sussexes will be, so it’s unclear if Ragland will come to the U.K. But we’re crossing our fingers that maybe this extended family time means Markle, Harry, and Archie will come stateside.

Demi Lovato Is Dating Model Austin Wilson: Here’s Everything We Know

Demi Lovato has been keeping a low-profile lately, recently sharing that her central focus right now is music and her health. Still, she had one semi-public romance with Bachelorette contestant Mike Johnson earlier this year that started when she joking posted a photo of him on her Instagram Story that said, “Mike, I accept your rose.” Their fling reportedly fizzled out, but now it seems Lovato has found a more serious relationship with a new guy named Austin Wilson— and she’s taken it to Instagram.

Lovato posted a black-and-white shot of Wilson kissing her on the cheek, captioning it, “My ❤️…” Wilson also shared an image of the two of them together and wrote a similar message: “My love.” The internet immediately started buzzing, with people wondering who the new mystery man is. What we know so far is that he’s a 25-year-old model who’s worked for brands like the men’s skincare line Baxter of California. His dad is the Dogtown Z-Boy skater-turned-denim designer George Wilson.

It’s unclear how the couple met, but they seem to have a few friends in common, including the late model Thomas Trussell III. Lovato got a small tattoo to honor his life, while Wilson posted a note on Instagram mourning his death.

The new relationship comes at a time when Demi Lovato says she’s getting ready to launch new music. She opened up about this at the Teen Vogue‘s 2019 Summit in Los Angeles, her first interview in about a year, and made it clear how excited she is to share new work with fans.

“Genuinely, I just want people to remember that I’m a singer. A lot of the things that have been through have [outshone] my success in the music industry. I just want people to remember that that’s what I want to give to the world, so please focus on that and not the other things,” she said. “It’s important to remember that I am so cautious this time around of jumping back into things. I’ve really decided to take my time with things. When the time is right to release new music, I will, and nobody is more anxious than me. “

Pregnancy Skin Care: Best Tips for a Pregnancy-Safe Routine

My skin is still adjusting to pregnancy life, so I’m trying to give myself a little grace that this is just part of the process. I certainly don’t have a pregnancy glow, more like a few hormonal acne spots and undereye bags. I have had lots of issues with nausea and exhaustion, so I don’t have the energy to stand at the sink and do a long skin care routine. Three to five minutes, and I need to be done.

I’ve always been obsessed with beauty products. My pre-pregnancy skin care routine was pretty intense. I would try new brands and products every few weeks. If it was new and trending, I wanted in.

But with pregnancy, you have to be careful about what might be harmful to you and baby. Early on during my pregnancy I learned that I had to stop using tea tree oil, which I used faithfully on my breakouts, because it could potentially send me into early labor. It’s a muscle relaxant, and my doctor immediately alerted me that the scent alone could be a trigger.

Finding products that are safe and useful during pregnancy can be tough, so my pregnancy skin care philosophy became “get back to basics.” Clinique’s 3-Step System was one of my go-tos, since it had worked for me in high school when I had crazy hormonal outbreaks. I also indulged in my fair share of vitamin E oil. I really liked Nature’s Truth. The oil really helped with the extreme dry skin that pregnancy brought on.

That was probably the biggest change I had to deal with–I found that throughout each trimester, my face slowly became more and more dry. So every few weeks I found myself adding more moisture to my skincare regimen. I vividly remember my skin feeling rough and scaly the last week of my first trimester. It was so hard to camouflage the changes, especially because I kept my pregnancy a secret until 16 weeks. [Triena’s son, Brave, was born in late October 2019.] I indulged in facial masks, steam sessions, and heavy creams and oils. The Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator was one of my favorites.

My favorite part of my pregnancy was my second trimester. It was primetime! I had the mom-to-be glow, and my skin tone was even and radiant. I felt beautiful.

Aadilah Tootla Saley, founder of South African modest apparel brand Zaynah

I have always been a firm believer in taking care of my skin through nutrition. Vitamins and raw foods are the best ingredients for hydrated, youthful glow. And eating a clean, balanced diet—including a lot of greens and protein—has always contributed to my skin being clear and bright. In the morning, I have a green smoothie with spinach, cucumber, green apple, and vegan protein powder. After my workout I usually have eggs. Lunch and dinner consist of fish or chicken, rice and broccoli. In between I eat plenty of fruit, and I keep away from dairy. I also take a marine collagen with vitamin C. I actually started my own supplement brand, called FitForce, to get the exact mix I like. It really makes a difference.

This is my second pregnancy, and my skin is still pretty clear and glowing, but relatively dry compared to normal. I don’t have specific brands I’m loyal to—I change it up depending on how my skin feels. But I do always use a face wash and a konjac sponge, followed by an SPF. At night, I use a cream and I add a lemon anti-bacterial night serum to deal with my skin dryness.

Sara Gaynes Levy is a writer in New York City. Follow her on Instagram @saragayneslevy.

Hillary Clinton Wants to Give Meghan Markle a Hug

Meghan Markle is in the middle of a legal battle with the British tabloids and recently admitted how difficult the negative media attention directed at her since she married Prince Harry has been. But over here in the U.S., she’s racking up high-profile supporters, like Beyoncé, Serena Williams, and Ellen DeGeneres. Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also a big fan.

“Oh my God, I want to hug her!” Clinton, no stranger to being derided in the press, said in a recent interview with BBC Radio 5. “I feel as a mother I just want to put my arms around her. I want to hug her. I want to tell her to hang in there and don’t let those bad guys get you down. Keep going, do what you think is right.” She even offered some techniques for dealing with the public pressure, like humor and deflection—but added “it is tough what she’s going through and she deserves a lot better.”

“I have a great deal of feeling toward and about her [Meghan] because it’s one thing to be told what it will be like when you step onto the biggest stage with the brightest spotlight, joining the royal family…and yet it still is really hard to imagine,” Clinton continued. “It takes some getting used to, to have your every move scrutinized and analyzed, and frankly things made up about.nAnd I really wish her and her husband the very best because they are struggling to have a life of meaning and integrity on their own terms—and that’s hard enough if you’re just walking around in today’s world, but if you’re on that big a platform, it’s really difficult.”

Clinton also said that she thinks race and gender do play a part in the coverage of Markle. “I don’t think there’s any doubt of it,” she said. “I think even if you go back and look at social media from the time the engagement was announced, race was clearly an element in it. And to think that some of your, what we could call mainstream media, actually allowed that to be printed in their pages, or amplified, was heartbreaking and wrong.”

“She is an amazing young woman. She has an incredible life story. She has stood up for herself. She’s made her own way in the world. And then she falls in love and he falls in love with her, and everybody should be celebrating that because it is a true love story,” Clinton said. A young Meghan Markle, of course, famously wrote the then-First Lady a letter as part of her campaign to get a sexist dishwashing soap ad changed when she was just 11. (Spoiler: It worked.)

Here’s hoping these two amazing women can get together to work on a charitable project together soon—or at least meet up for a glass of wine.

Jennifer Lopez Just Got the Perfect Asymmetrical Lob for Winter

There are very few things Jennifer Lopez does that I don’t want to emulate. From her fitness routine to her fashion (if I could pull it off) and pretty much everything in between. But, her glam—well, that’s number one. Seriously, who doesn’t want to glow like J. Lo at the age of 50?

Now, we’re guessing that a lot of women will be taking a photo of her newest haircut to the salon to give their own stylists inspiration. Hairstylist Chris Appleton (who recently gave Kim Kardashian an impromptu cut in a parking lot) shared his latest work on Lopez via his Instagram: a shorter, asymmetrical bob complete with a dramatic side part. “Jlo – don’t be so intense – me 🥴#newcut,” he wrote in the caption.

How amazing does this look?

Lopez also shared a photo of her new look, with makeup artist Scott Barnes in the shot as well. “These guys…doing what they do… #fambam,” she wrote.

I also love that Lopez is going against the traditional grain and appears to have added highlights for winter instead of going darker, like so many of us do. The blonde pieces frame her face beautifully with this new style. We’ll hopefully get to see a lot of Lopez and all of her various looks over the next few months.

The singer/actress/producer is gearing up for a busy award show season with lots of buzz around her incredible performance in Hustlers. Then in February we’ll finally get to see what a J. Lo Super Bowl performance looks like when she and Shakira headline the big event. (Oh and NBD, she’s just filming a movie in the middle of it all too.)

“Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the halftime show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl,” Lopez said after the announcement was made. “And now it’s made even more special not only because it’s the NFL’s 100th anniversary, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina. I can’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage.”

The hair, makeup, and fashion is surely going to be so good.

John Legend Is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ 2019—and Chrissy Teigen’s Reaction Is Priceless

It’s official: John Legend is People‘s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2019. His wife, Chrissy Teigen, teased the news on Twitter last night writing, “I have big news and it’s killing me I can’t say it and it’s not a baby.”

Now, the singer and Voice judge can add SMA to his EGOT status. “I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” he told People. “Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m [also] following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!” He reacted simply on Twitter: “Wow. Thank you, @people. #SexiestManAlive”

Legend also wasn’t afraid to poke a little fun at himself. “1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #SexiestManAlive,” he tweeted. “Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed but thank you @People for finding me sexy. I’ll take it 🤓.”

If you immediately reacted to this news by asking, “What did Chrissy say?” you are not alone—and, of course, Teigen didn’t disappoint. First she tweeted, “My secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people’s sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!!”

She followed it up with some classic Chrissy attitude for the trolls out there. “I cannot WAIT for people to get mad about John being the sexiest man alive. it’s my new Starbucks holiday cup,” she wrote. “No don’t send it to me please. I like to see these people naturally, in the wild.”

Not even the world’s sexiest man is safe from her barbs.

The rest of the Twitter-sphere had thoughts, too. “Dear John. Massive congrats on joining this prestigious group. 99% of the time People get it right. ie Blake, DJ. A a word of caution. There’s the 1%. It’s important you fall in w the right crowd. Enjoy your reign. HJ,” former Sexiest Man Hugh Jackman tweeted.

Naturally, there were some detractors, especially Jason Momoa fans.

Personally, I think John Legend is a great choice. But special congrats to Teigen on fulfilling her dreams.

John Legend Is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ 2019—and Chrissy TeigenÆs Reaction Is Priceless

It’’s official: John Legend is People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2019. His wife, Chrissy Teigen, teased the news on Twitter last night, writing, “I have big news and it’s killing me I can’t say it and it’s not a baby.”

Now the singer and Voice judge can add SMA to his EGOT status. “I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” he told People. “Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m [also] following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!” He reacted simply on Twitter: “Wow. Thank you, @people. #SexiestManAlive.”

Legend also wasn’t afraid to poke a little fun at himself. “1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #SexiestManAlive,” he tweeted. “Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed but thank you @People for finding me sexy. I’ll take it 🤓.”

If you immediately reacted to this news by asking, “What did Chrissy say?” you are not alone—and of course, Teigen didn’t disappoint. First she tweeted, “My secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people’s sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!!”

She followed it up with some classic Chrissy attitude for the trolls out there. “I cannot WAIT for people to get mad about John being the sexiest man alive. it’s my new Starbucks holiday cup,” she wrote. “No don’t send it to me please. I like to see these people naturally, in the wild.”

Not even the world’s sexiest man is safe from her barbs.

The rest of the Twitter-sphere had thoughts, too. “Dear John. Massive congrats on joining this prestigious group. 99% of the time People get it right. ie Blake, DJ. A a word of caution. There’s the 1%. It’s important you fall in w the right crowd. Enjoy your reign. HJ,” former Sexiest Man Hugh Jackman tweeted.

Naturally, there were some detractors, especially Jason Momoa fans.

Personally I think John Legend is a great choice. But special congrats to Teigen on fulfilling her dream.