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Meghan Markle’s Friends Are Voicing Their Support for Her on Social Media

As Oprah Winfrey’s highly anticipated interview with Meghan Markle inches closer, attacks against the Duchess of Sussex have increased tenfold. Even the palace, whose own Prince Andrews has ties to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has launched an investigation into claims that Markle bullied palace aides. Cool timing.

“I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” Markle told Winfrey in one preview clip. “And if that comes with risk of losing things, there’s a lot that’s been lost already.”

Despite Prince Harry’s own involvement in the Winfrey interview and his candid words during an afternoon with James Corden, it’s interesting that online fury continues to be placed on Markle’s shoulders, alone. However, that does not mean she’s been completely abandoned. Aside from the support from her husband, many of Meghan Markle’s best friends are coming to her defense against critics on social media and within the palace walls.

“Meg’s M.O. has always been kindness; goodwill runs in her bones,” author and TV producer Lindsay Roth, who has known Markle since college, wrote on Instagram on March 4. “If you ever have the pleasure of meeting Meg – and I hope more of you do – you will see the altruistic, magnanimous friend who I am so lucky to have in my corner.”

Roth continued, “She was this woman when we were students together at Northwestern University; she was this woman in Los Angeles when her days were spent auditioning; she was this woman living in Toronto as Rachel Zane on Suits; she was this woman before you knew she was dating Harry; she was this woman after you knew she was dating Harry; she was this woman when she became Duchess of Sussex and she is still – without a doubt – this very same woman today.”

Roth was not alone. Silver Tree, a director and producer, shared multiple images of the duchess on Twitter and Instagram March 5. “This is Meg. A real person—not a cover story,” she wrote. “She is the friend who insists on always hearing the details of your life, your day, your kid’s life, your kid’s day, before hers. Always before hers.”

Friend and actor Jameela Jamil went straight for the palace’s neck with her posts. “IF THIS IS WHAT THE ROYAL FAMILY IS COMFORTABLE DOING TO A HEAVILY PREGNANT WOMAN PUBLICLY…can we even imagine what they put her through privately?” she tweeted on March 4. “They seem terrified. Her interview hasn’t even aired yet. What are they covering up? The stench of their desperation is rotten.”

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Tom Holland And Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Cast Want To See Black Widow Just As Much As Us

2020 was a tumultuous time for Hollywood, especially for big studios such as Marvel. The COVID-19 shutdown pushed back the Phase Four slate by almost a year. One of the projects affected was the much-anticipated Black Widow solo film. Since missing its release date in March 2020, the film has been pushed back numerous times. But the wait for the Scarlett Johansson-led film is ending shortly as its May release draws closer. It turns out the wait is getting to Tom Holland and the Spider-Man: No Way Home cast just like the rest of us.

Disney World Guests Arrested For Physical Confrontations Over COVID Rules

Some of the stories that Disney World employees have to claim after such confrontations are quite upsetting. One guest, after being told to put wear a mask by a security guard, spit on said park worker after proclaiming, “I’m a guest.” Another story saw a rowdy park goer pushing fellow guests, removing his mask, and throwing his phone Starbucks employee; all in an intoxicated state. Needless to say, that was one of the cases where an arrest was made, and that guest later plead not guilty.

The 10 Best New Books to Read in March

The best new books come out in March. 

There may be some bias at work here. Glamour published a book this month, titled Glamour: 30 Years of Women Who Have Reshaped the World, written by our very own Anna Moeslein, with a foreword by Yara Shahidi. 

The book presents the glossy, gorgeous, in-depth stories of the spectacular Glamour Women of the Year winners. For three decades, Glamour has honored women power brokers and superstars from the late RBG to Shonda Rhimes to Madonna to the women on the frontline of COVID healthcare. This book shares these women’s inspiring speeches, behind-the-scenes quotes, and gorgeous red carpet shots. 

And we find our book in excellent company, along with these other new titles—the best books in March are sexy, funny, and sometimes depraved. They are stories about addiction to love, mutual obsession, and sprawling, dysfunctional families. You’ll tear through these and want to make your friends read them so you can talk about them. They’re books that make you cringe in half-pleasure, half-pain, recognizing yourself and your world captured so clearly on the page. 

Here are Glamour’s picks for best new books in March: 

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So, Elizabeth Olsen Spoiled WandaVision in 2015

Who’s been messing up everything? It’s been Elizabeth Olsen all along! 

Warning: This article contains spoilers for all nine episodes of WandaVision, as well as some Marvel movies. Episode nine of WandaVision has a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. If you finished the episode but forgot to stick around for those, go back and watch now. 

Okay, so back to Elizabeth Olsen. She didn’t actually mess up anything, but she did kind of spoil WandaVision back in 2015 before the popular Disney+ series was even a twinkle in Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige’s eye (probably). 

An old Olsen interview has been making the rounds on TikTok and Twitter. In it, Olsen was promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron with her costar Aaron Taylor Johnson, who played Pietro Maximoff at the time. (You know, the part Marvel recast with Evan Peters, who played the X-Men version of Quicksilver. Turns out, that was just to confuse us. Peters was simply Agnes’s husband Ralph the whole time.)

Anyway, Olsen was asked by ScreenRant what she’d like to see the Scarlet Witch do next. “My favorite is a house event but that would never happen,” Olsen said around the 1:40 mark. “I mean if she could have two fake babies and everyone tell her that they don’t really exist, and then her just go nuts—that would be unbelievable but I don’t think they’re gonna do that. It might be a little too dark for the Marvel Universe. When she loses her mind, it’s my favorite thing in the comics.”

Never say never, indeed. Sure, WandaVision does not follow House of M to the letter. Instead, the event that sparks Wanda’s grief-stricken nervous breakdown is the death of Vision in Avengers: Infinity War. But it does turn out that little Billy and Tommy cannot exist outside of Westview. In order to save the townspeople and set everything back to normal, Wanda is forced to sacrifice her babies and husband in the final episode of the season. 

So yeah, it looks like Olsen pretty much got her wish, while I got to cry over two little pixel boys. Still, in the post-credits scene, it seems Wanda gets some kind of vision of Tommy and Billy screaming for help. Like my favorite straight TV couple said in the finale, “We’ve said goodbye before, it stands to reason we’ll say hello again.”


Henry Cavill’s Black Suit Superman Got A Justice League Teaser, Including A Man Of Steel Callback

It’s almost hard to believe it, but Zack Snyder’s Justice League is almost here. After years of fan campaigning and crowdfunding, the titular filmmaker was given millions by HBO Max to complete his version of the blockbuster. Fans are just weeks away, and Snyder is helping to buoy anticipation through thrilling teasers that feature new footage. The latest of these includes Black Suit Superman, and a full callback to Man of Steel.

Zara Larsson Is Pop’s Poster Girl For Love

By Erica Russell

Love is the “röd tråd” — literally, “red thread,” a Swedish expression meaning throughline — on Zara Larsson’s new album. Whether it’s toxic infatuation, heartache, self-love, or the bliss of burgeoning romance, love serves as the thematic connective tissue at the heart of Poster Girl, the Swedish singer’s sophomore full-length record, out today (March 5).

“Love is this universal thing that people want to listen to and talk about and just surround themselves with, which is completely understandable,” Larsson, 23, tells MTV News. “It’s something most people can relate to emotionally. That’s what music does; it’s why we put on sad songs when we’re sad. You might think it doesn’t make sense, because it makes us even sadder, but by listening to a sad song, at least for me, I feel understood, like someone else out there is really sad, too.”

The album opens with what might be a lyrical manifesto, leaning into Larsson’s love obsession with reckless abandon: “Never thought I would love again / Here I am lost in Love Me Land.”  “I don’t think I’m never not in love,” she says, admitting that she always has a crush on someone and also quite enjoys being the object of someone else’s affection.

Earning adoration has never been much of a challenge for the multi-talented performer. At age 14, Larsson was signed to her first record label in Sweden, just four years after enchanting the public with her powerful, crystalline voice on Talang, a Swedish TV talent show. (She was only 10 when she won the 2008 season.) Not long after, she signed a contract with Epic Records in the United States. In 2017, she released what she considers her debut album, So Good, which included her hit tropical house-influenced single “Lush Life” and the sweeping Clean Bandit collaboration “Symphony.”

The Zara Larsson who debuted internationally nearly half a decade ago, when she was “still super young” and a little unsure of herself, is very different from the confident pop star she is today. “Because I had a huge label backing me, they had the money for stylists, choreographers, directors, songwriters. And it’s not that they were trying to change me, but for a really long time I felt like I was working for those people. I’m a people pleaser, so I just wanted everyone to be happy. … I had to remind myself that if I want to be authentic, I need to voice my opinions. And I have lots of opinions.”

Another thing that’s changed for Larsson is how she sees herself as an artist. She reveals that when she first started out, she wasn’t “really a songwriting girl, sitting on [her] bed writing poems or lyrics on [her] guitar.” Instead, she focused on mastering her persona and presence as an entertainer: “I would stand in front of my mirror and sing into a fake mic and tell my fake crowd, ‘I can’t hear you! Sing it louder!’”

The older she gets, however, the more Larsson wants to be involved with every facet of her music, hence her songwriting credits on early Poster Girl tracks like “Love Me Land” and “Look What You’ve Done.” She re-recorded nearly every song on the record “two, three, even four or five times” just to get the sound right. “I wanted it to be as good as possible, I’m never really satisfied,” she says. While some lyrics came easily, challenging discourse was sparked during the writing session for “What Happens Here.”

The song about female sexual liberation marks one of the more politically charged moments on the album, as it tackles the sexist societal double standards girls and boys face when it comes to being sexually active, as well as the loaded language embedded in concepts like “giving yourself away.” “I feel like girls think that they’re giving something up when they have sex,” Larsson says. “It’s like, ‘I’m giving you my pussy,’ or ‘I’m letting you have [this part of me],’ and to me, that doesn’t make sense because sex is something that you both participate in. It’s not something that someone can [consensually] take from you.”

The song was inspired by an experience Larsson had with her first-ever boyfriend, back when she was in school. He told her he wouldn’t tell anyone if they had sex, prompting confusion.  “I get that he was trying to be nice, but the core of that is a problem, because whatever I do, I do because I want to do it. If I’m a ‘ho,’ then you’re a ‘ho,’ because we just did the same thing. But as I got older, I realized that the world doesn’t look at it like that. I don’t agree with that.”

Larsson’s feminist perspective (the singer is passionate and outspoken about women’s rights, as well as LGBTQIA+ issues and racial injustice) is splashed across the artwork for Poster Girl. The cover sees Larsson lounging dreamily in a neon-pink bedroom, a glamorous poster of herself pinned up on the wall over her shoulder. It’s a poignant statement of both self-actualization and self-love — a young woman embracing her own power, success, and destiny, in spite of our culture’s insistence that women’s self-admiration is vain or vapid.

Poster Girl was technically finished at the beginning of 2020, but the pandemic caused Larsson and her team to hold off releasing the record, optimistically thinking things would be “back to normal” by last summer. Larsson adjusted to operating remotely and with a much smaller crew in tow, shooting a more “minimalistic” treatment of the “Love Me Land” music video with Vivi Huuska, a director who worked virtually from Finland. (“She looked like Plankton’s wife, Karen, from SpongeBob — just a little face on an iPad,” Larsson shares.)

Like many people, Larsson grappled with the stillness and isolation of quarantine, a struggle amplified by her typically active, travel-heavy schedule as an artist. “I just sat on my couch for all of 2020. It was really cozy the first week but after a while I was like, ‘What’s my purpose?’ I was a little lost in the sauce.” That aimlessness made Larsson realize just how inseparable she’d become with her identity as a musician: “I think a lot of people who work in entertainment went through that. You associate yourself with your work. I thought I was going to be creative and write songs and start producing in quarantine, but I didn’t do that. And then I felt guilty about not doing it.” Larsson’s sister, Hanna, was eventually able to drag the singer out of bed. “She’d be like, ‘Go on a walk!’ I didn’t have anything to do and I really needed a routine.”

Larsson studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm when she was younger, an experience she credits with helping her develop a sense of discipline. “When you start off doing ballet by the bar, you do the exact same exercises over and over and over again. The only thing that really changes is you add some extra steps. When you’re just starting off, you can’t do ‘Swan Lake’ right away. I learned that you gotta be disciplined and you gotta do the repetitions to be good at something.”

Her command of dance school-learned “body control” is on full display in the music video for latest single “All About Love.” In the clip, Larsson and her real-life boyfriend, Swedish-American dancer Lamin Holmén, perform a mesmerizing dance as Larsson sings about not wanting to ruin the moment by talking about their feelings. The couple’s chemistry is kinetic, bursting offscreen through intricate choreography as the pair entwine and move around each other, ebbing and flowing between moments of tender intimacy and explosive, fiery passion — a visual metaphor, no doubt, for the butterflies-in-your-stomach stage of falling in love.

“I love to dance at my shows, but now we don’t have shows,” she says. “So I was like, ‘You know what? I’ll put [dance] in my ‘Love Me Land’ and ‘Talk About Love’ videos, so people can still see that.” Above all else, Larsson considers herself a performer and, with a handful of European shows already scheduled for the summer months ahead, she’s looking forward to getting onstage and in front of her fans once again. In the meantime, there’s Poster Girl. “Even if only two people bought [my new] album, I’d be like, ‘Good for you,’ because it’s a great fucking album. I can’t believe I’ve been in the industry this long and I’m just coming out with my second album, but I’m really proud of it.”

Allison Holker Says This Amazon Cutting Board Is a Meal Prep Game-Changer

So, in between dance parties at home and nap time for her youngest, Holker filled us in on her favorite things at home, from candles and cutting boards to sweatsuits and jeans. Time for another round of Your Fave’s Faves.

The last thing I purchased

Jordans, because we’re all sneaker obsessed. But my husband just bought me the cutest little house slippers from The Brooklyn Circus, and they’re adorable and comfortable. They’re so quiet when you’re walking around the house.

The Brooklyn Circus Slipper

$80

The Brooklyn Circus

My favorite item in my closet

My sweatsuits and track suits. I’ve always loved them, so I love that now I’m fashion-forward because it’s become a trend during this last year. The one I’m wearing now has Tom & Jerry on the sweatshirt, and it’s from JoyRich. Most of my track suits are Ivy Park, Cross Colours, and Fashion Nova. I also like a matching set.

JoyRich Tom & Jerry Velvet Crewneck—Red

$190

JoyRich

JoyRich Tom & Jerry Velvet Pants—Red

$180

JoyRich

The jeans I live in

There’s a specific pair that I have from Fashion Nova. They are high-waisted and super form-fitting to my body, and it feels like I’m wearing leggings when I wear them. They never stretch out and are so comfortable.

The comfiest sports bra I own

Anything seamless, but I have a few from DSG, Dick’s Sporting Goods. Because I’m always working out, I like it because I can wear it as the bra after. I wear it all the time for both working out and not.

DSG Women’s Seamless Cami Sports Bra

$18

Dick’s Sporting Goods

My favorite oversize sweater

A local company in LA called Spirit Jersey. It’s a crew neck, and of course I got the matching pants. I got them in tan and black because the fabric is so soft.

The home accessories I’m obsessed with

Pottery Barn decorative pillows. My husband doesn’t understand decorative pillows. But I always change them out with the seasons, because it really changes a room. Also, I got a cutting board that you have to get. It has a cubby underneath it to put your Tupperware in and you slide it in. It’s the best way to meal prep, and it’s been life-changing.

ChopZing Premium Bamboo Cutting Board With Stackable Containers and Lids

My favorite candle in my home

Magnolia Home Candles, specifically their Hearth & Hand with moss and ivy from Target. It’s part of the Magnolia collection from Joanna Gaines. I’m obsessed with her and anything she recommends.

Moss & Ivy Ceramic Candle—Hearth & Hand with Magnolia

My go-to snack for TV watching

Twizzlers and popcorn and chocolate-covered goji berries. The classics. I use Pop Secret popcorn. The butterier the better. We even add the terrible cheese toppings. It’s not healthy at all, but we go all in. And the chocolate-covered goji berries I eat all day long. I get them at Whole Foods. They’re the absolute best.

Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, Butter

Dark Chocolate Goji Berries

$10

Whole Foods

The app I’m obsessed with

TikTok! Easy answer. It’s the best thing ever, I watch everything on it. You can learn so many different skill sets because people are giving you 15-second life hacks. 

The songs that get me moving 

“Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind and Fire. “I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince. And anything Beyoncé.

The skincare products I swear by

My Murad cleanser. The Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant. It’s like you just got a facial and it’s not too aggressive on your face, so you can use it daily. Your face shines after. It’s amazing. And then the GlamGlow SuperMud mask. I put that on and feel like my pores just disappear.

Murad Clarifying Cream Cleanser

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

$59

Dermalogica

GLAMGLOW Supermud Charcoal Treatment Mask

$60

GlamGlow

My favorite hair products

First, shoutout to my colorist, Hair by Chrissy. She’s the best and makes my color look amazing. Then, my Bio Ionic curling iron. It’s a game-changer, especially for how long my hair is. It’s so much easier than any other curling iron. My Amika dry shampoo. And anything Nexxus. I use their dry texture for in-between days. 

Bio Ionic Long Barrel Curling Iron 1″

$140

Bio Ionic

amika Dry Shampoo

Nexxus Between Washes Finishing Spray

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

New Mission: Impossible 7 Photo Reveals The Return Of Another Character Joining Tom Cruise

Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie is the  generous benefactor to the fans wanting more information about Mission: Impossible 7, sharing this first look through his Instagram account. And in true McQ fashion, the black and white photo is an artistically obscured peek into what the first of two sequels will have in store for Henry Czerny, and his return to service in the IMF. You can see it for yourself, in the absolutely framable snapshot below: