Christina Ricci Just Welcomed a Daughter

So far, more than a few celebrities welcomed babies in 2021. We saw stars like Sasha Pieterse, Rupert Grint, Mindy Kaling, and Nicki Minaj expand their families last year. And the baby train keeps on trucking this year. 

Of course, having a child during a pandemic can be…interesting, to say the least. Carson Daly, who welcomed his fourth child with Siri Pinter Daly in 2020, opened up about the experience. “Thank you all so much for the overwhelming well wishes & prayers for the medical staff at hospitals everywhere & all those affected,” he wrote on Instagram. “We are with them & appreciate their tireless work during this crazy time.”

Below, all the celebrity babies we said hello to in 2021: 

Sex and the City, At Its Most Pivotal

Throughout the entire episode, Carrie’s confidence is palpable for a change. She seems like she’s getting her mojo back and—unlike Charlotte and Samantha for their own reasons—presents as if she’s truly comfortable being in her 30s. When the other women gripe about the world validating the existence of twenty-somethings, Carrie is the one with the perspective. “The only thing worse than being single in your 30s is being single your 20s.”  

The point is highlighted further by the younger women featured in the episode—the 25-year-old fangirl Carrie meets in the Hamptons, Laurel, and Samantha’s entitled assistant, also 25, are written as clueless half-wits, and a cocky 26-year-old dude gives Charlotte crabs. It’s driven home at a book party where Carrie gets approached by a handsome doctor and banters with him like a sexy grown-up, leaving Laurel in awe of her magnetism. “Did you just meet him when I was at the bar? Lady, you’ve got it going on,” she says. 

But then that final scene comes along and reverses the episode’s entire stance in one frame. There’s Big, apparently back from Paris at a Hamptons party, holding hands with Natasha, his new and obviously young girlfriend. It’s a startling scene and a sad one, as Carrie shakily asks Big how old Natasha is. “26, 27,” he says vaguely, igniting an insecurity she lacked so visibly during the episode. 

The irony is that, much later, a 50-something woman echoes that same insecurity to a 38-year-old Carrie, who is involved with a much older man, but more on that later. 

Season 3, episode 9: “Easy Come, Easy Go” (2000)

The clichéd idea of wanting what you can’t have is played up in this episode, and—even if you’re a Mr. Big apologist—it’s probably hard to classify his behavior during this episode as anything other than reprehensible. Big is now married to Natasha and Carrie is with Aidan, although she’s torn about his constant availability and general affability, i.e., she doesn’t understand how to exist in a healthy relationship after two years of adrenaline-fueled push-and-pull with Big. But she does seem happy at the top of the episode, joking around with Aidan at a furniture showcase until—yup, we’re here again—Big shows up with Natasha. 

Jennifer Aniston Gets Candid About the ‘Nasty,’ ‘Hurtful’ Pregnancy Rumors About Her

If you passed by a newsstand or checkout counter in the early to mid-aughts, you no doubt saw the countless tabloid covers purporting that Jennifer Aniston was pregnant– sometimes with twins! The sheer number of stories about Aniston’s reproductive plans was overwhelming. Like, why? In a new interview, the star herself is opening up about the impact the media frenzy had on her, and how she’s learned to tune it out.

“What the tabloids and the media did to people’s personal lives back then, regular people are doing now,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. She jokingly added, “Although I haven’t seen a tabloid in so long. Am I still having twins? Am I going to be the miracle mother at 52?”

Reflecting on how the media scrutiny affected her post-Friends life, Aniston said, “I used to take it all very personally—the pregnancy rumors and the whole, ‘Oh, she chose career over kids’ assumption. It’s like, ‘You have no clue what’s going with me personally, medically, why I can’t … can I have kids?’ They don’t know anything, and it was really hurtful and just nasty…It’s the same with Dolly Parton; Dolly Parton never had kids. But are people giving her shit for it? No, no one’s tried to put her in a white picket fence.” 

On if attention toward her private life has affected her professional one, Aniston said, “Well, people certainly project onto you and all that, but my job is to go, ‘Listen, I’ll show you what I’m capable of, and you decide if you want to subscribe.’ So, you disappear as much as you can, you have fun, you take on these weird roles, you don’t give a shit, you enjoy yourself, you remember that you have a gorgeous group of friends, and your life is blessed and you do the best that you can.” 

With a jam-packed slate of new projects coming up, Jennifer Aniston is truly living her best Dolly-esque life. And that’s that on that.

No, Nicole Ari Parker Isn’t Replacing Samantha on And Just Like That

That’s a good one.

Because I’m the first one to be like, “Send me the pic!” They were like, “Do not. No phone numbers, no emails.”

This is a new character, so what did you do to prepare for the role?

It’s interesting to talk about from an acting point of view—not so much that I had to research it, but the rhythm of the show itself is a character. I had to find my comedic rhythm, my friendship rhythm, and my New York rhythm to be part of the show. And yet, allow myself to be brand new. I’m not just their new friend. They’re my new friends. And managing all that with thigh-high boots on while picking up my kids from school like it’s totally normal. 

At some point I was like, I am wearing my children’s private school tuition right now. I’m not even exaggerating. It was unbelievable. Sometimes I didn’t work—I didn’t have a shoot day—but I had to come in for my wardrobe fitting. It was astonishing, the levels of purses and shoes and boots. Oh, my god.

How would you describe your style normally?

My personal fashion is very improvisational. I am very much an east coast person. I like to walk. I’m a pedestrian. I’m a city girl. So even if I’m wearing a mini dress, I like a boot. I mix and match. I’m very eclectic, a little Target and a little Alexander McQueen. I don’t know how that all works, but I’m fancy but also practical. My character is top to bottom, next-level fashion. There are no missteps or mistakes. It’s all her style, and she fully commits to it without any self consciousness.

Is there a recurring theme in your character’s styling or any signature items?

Molly Rogers did a really great job making sure that my jewelry matched my worldliness. This character is very well traveled, and she’s interesting. She’s not just this flat character that they’ve inserted. She’s got beats. She’s got her thing, her own swagger, her own Tuesday outfit. I think she might have invented Tuesday.

How did you relate to your character the most? 

Being married with kids and having to deal with lots of moving parts at the same time. The thing that’s so great about the show is that they really get into the normal little weird, emotional trip ups that people have. All of the characters get to experience that in the script. 

Like, does anyone else spill their coffee on their shirt right before a meeting, and then you have to clean it, and then it gets worse? And then you try to cover it. And then you buy something, and now you’re in a conversation about this sweater that wasn’t part of the outfit? And it becomes a thing. And then you have to do your presentation. And then the presentation goes really well, but all everyone wants to talk about is your sweater. And then the sweater that you shoved in your purse falls on the floor when you pull out the laptop. It’s like that.

So what do you hope people take away from the show after they watch?

I think the thing that people are going to really be happy about is that the friendship aspect is still there. And then, the extension of that friendship to new people. I really think that’s going to resonate.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Prove Exes Can Be Friends With Cuddly New Pic

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux may have ended their relationship, but not their friendship. The two actors, who were married in 2015 and announced their split in 2018, have remained close since, and a new picture posted by Theroux proves it.

The longtime pals were on set together on Tuesday, December 7, for a live reading of an episode of the classic sitcom The Facts of Life on ABC. While rehearsing, he and Aniston embraced but were photo-bombed by costar Ann Dowd, leading to a pict Theroux called an “Anne [sic] sandwich” on his Instagram Stories.

Instagram:@justintheroux

The two had a very amicable split, especially by Hollywood standards. “I would say we’ve remained friends,” Theroux revealed in April to Esquire. “We FaceTime. We text. Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split, and we love each other. I’m sincere when I say that I cherish our friendship.”

He added, “We can not be together and still bring each other joy and friendship. Also, she makes me laugh very, very hard. She’s a hilarious person. It would be a loss if we weren’t in contact, for me personally. And I’d like to think the same for her.”

Theroux previously opened up about his breakup with Jennifer Aniston to The New York Times. “It was heartbreaking,” he said. “Only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day. But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”

In their statement announcing the breakup, they said, “This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.” It sounds like that’s more or less exactly what happened.

And those are the facts. Of life.

56 Thoughtful Gifts No One Will Believe Came From Amazon

The beauty of gift shopping on Amazon is twofold: an endless stream of options and, for Prime members, free two-day delivery. The best Amazon gift ideas span a range of categories, from cult-fave beauty products to home decor and genius little gadgets that seemingly exist only on Amazon. 

Combing through everything the mega retailer has to offer is 99.9% of the challenge, so we took it upon ourselves to scour its pages to bring you the most unexpected, top-rated, and useful gifts out there. From a tiny brass plant mister for the budding green thumb to a heated foot massager that’s perfect for pampering Mom—there’s something for everyone on your list. And we mean everyone: dad, sister, partner in crime, favorite barista, even your furry friends. Load up your cart with the 56 best Amazon gift ideas below.

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Khloé Kardashian Is Literally Sparkling in This Strapless Chainmail Minidress

Khloé Kardashian attended the 2021 People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday, December 7, wearing the sparkliest strapless chainmail minidress. Truly, sequin fans (and people who just love things that shimmer), this ‘fit is for you. 

Take a look for yourself, below. Khloé rocked it, of course. 

Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/Getty Images

Khloé Kardashian was at the 2021 PCAs to support her sister, Kim, who was receiving the Fashion Icon Award. 

“To receive the award from the fashion icon herself, I am so honored. Thank you,” Kim said in reference to Tracee Ellis Ross, who won the honor in 2020 and presented the 2021 award. 

Kim continued (per Vanity Fair), “I’m humbled every single day that designers are willing to work with me. There was a time when they weren’t. Thank you, Zac Posen, who dressed me and took me to my first CFDA Awards, and so many amazing designers like Riccardo [Tisci] and Olivier [Rousteing] that really believed in me. Well, [they] probably [were] talked into it by getting a call from Kanye [West].”

Kim then thanked her estranged husband more directly: “To Kanye for really introducing me to the fashion world. I fell in love with fashion, and I’m so inspired by so many people. But again, this is like a dream that I get to wake up and wear these amazing clothes and try new things and take a risk. I’m so humbled.”

Keeping Up With the Kardashians won the 2021 PCA for Best Reality Show, and Khloé said in a speech (alongside Kim and mama Kris Jenner), “We want to thank everyone who has supported us old and new, we see you… A big shout-out to all our fan accounts. You never miss a beat,” People reports

Keeping Up With the Kardashians ended its 14-year run in June. The family is set to premiere new content on Hulu. 

You Won’t Believe These 24 Gorgeous Jewelry Pieces Are From Amazon

Breaking news: Amazon jewelry pieces are the real deal—and we really mean that. The Zon’s become quite the fashion hub, and now you can find high-quality metals (hello, white gold and sterling silver!) and high-end pieces to add to your jewelry collection, too.   

The jewelry-obsessed crowd might not think to flock to Amazon for new pieces, but the selection proves otherwise. You’ll find fine jewelry faves like Gorjana and By Chari, along with high-end designer pieces from Jennifer Behr, Mateo New York, and more in Amazon’s Luxury Stores. And of course, you can’t forget Amazon’s budget-friendly brand, Pavoi, that’s gone viral too many times to count. 

Whether you’re in need of new jewels for an upcoming holiday soirée, birthday gifts for loved ones, or just browsing for everyday pieces to build a new jewelry set, these Amazon jewelry pieces can check all of the above. And yes, they’ll ship quicker than you can say “Amazon Prime.”

Best Amazon Earrings

A versatile pair of earrings isn’t hard to come by on Amazon, and the variety you’ll find on the site is unmatched. On the hunt for some statement dangle earrings or sensitive skin-friendly hoops? You’ll find them here. Plenty of other faves, like drop earrings and teardrop pieces, are up for grabs, too. Whatever type of earrings you wear, Amazon’s selection will have you adding a new pair or two to your shopping cart in no time. 

Best Amazon Necklaces

Amazon’s affordable options make layering necklaces that much easier. Add ~chains on chains~ with different pendants, like initial necklaces and zodiac-themed pieces—which, by the way, also double as great gifts. Or treat yourself to a custom-name necklace to wear just in time for the Sex & the City reboot premiere, à la Carrie Bradshaw. 

Best Amazon Rings

The plethora of stackable rings available on Amazon does not disappoint. Take the personalization up a notch by adding your birthstone to your ring set or buying adjustable styles that fit just right. And if you want to try different wedding ring styles for fun or wear a fake engagement ring while traveling (a pro travel move), Amazon’s got those, too. 

Best Amazon Bracelets

Good news: You don’t need to drop a ton of cash on a diamond tennis bracelet or designer cuff bracelet, because Amazon has major arm candy to hold you over before making such an investment. Get spiritual with a protective evil eye bracelet, or pass around the adult version of a friendship bracelet with dainty chains. 

Best Amazon TikTok Jewelry

Gen Zers know what’s up when it comes to shopping on Amazon, and we’ve obvi kept tabs on their Amazon jewelry picks. Think statement pieces like ~icy~ rainbow colored rings and paperclip earrings as well as everyday pieces like chunky or huggie hoop earrings. And of course, don’t forget the choker necklaces to live your best Y2K dreams. 

Chrishell Stause Just Debuted Dark Brown Hair—And She Looks Like a New Person

Chrishell Stause from Selling Sunset has entered her goth era…well, kinda. (After everything she put up with in season four of the Netflix reality series, I can’t blame her.) At the People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday, December 7, Stause debuted her new look. She’s traded her sun-kissed honey blonde hair for something a little darker. Literally. 

Stause looks almost unrecognizable with this new dark chocolate brown hair. Seriously, when I first saw a picture online, I was like, haha, that’s not Chrishell, so embarrassing for whoever posted that. But the joke was on me. Because it’s Chrishell! 

Stause paired her new dark locks with a sultry red gown that is a departure from her typical romantic fashion. The fitted bright red gown features a high slit and a low-cut neckline with a V detail down the middle. Oh, and it also has cutouts. She accessorized the dress with drop earrings, bracelet, ring, and a pair of extremely strappy red-heel sandals with a pointed sole at the toe.

LISA O’CONNOR/Getty Images

Per Us Weekly, Stause’s hair transformation went down just hours before the PCAs. Gasp! “We decided to change it up and go for something a little sultry and sexy and darker but still soft,” Bradley Leake, Stause’s hair stylist, told Us

Chrishell Stause has now joined a handful of celebs who went through major hair transformations in 2021. Earlier this year, Billie Eilish ditched her signature neon green roots and black hair for bombshell blonde. And then, just last week, Eilish debuted delicious chocolate brown hair. In an Instagram Story on December 2, Eilish posted a close-up of dark brown bangs hanging over her eyes with the caption “Guess what?” Shortly after, she revealed the new look: Her hair is now a deep brunette.

Is Chrishell Stause following in Billie Eilish’s footsteps? It’s possible. Drop the single next!

For Gigi Gorgeous, Nail Art Is More Than an Accessory

I love my hair because I’m blonde and it’s thick. 

You can only use three beauty products for the rest of your life. What are they and why? 

Definitely a hydrating moisturizer, 100%— right now I’m obsessed with the La Mer Moisturizing Cream. Definitely a leave-in conditioner, I use one from Matrix that’s an extension detangler/leave in, it leaves my hair so soft. And then it’s all about hydration, so a body oil. I’m obsessed with this coconut body oil, it comes in a little tube but I wish they made it in a jumbo size. I love it. 

Matrix Total Results Length Goals Perfector Leave-In Heat Protectant and Styling Spray

What’s your go-to getting ready music? 

I actually love rock, even screamo, I’m so obsessed. But also on the same note, I love Avril Lavigne or Ariana Grande. I’m kind of all over. 

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

Doing my makeup, it’s like my therapy. 

What’s your power perfume? 

I’m such a Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb girl through and through. That’s my signature scent. It just makes me feel beautiful. 

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received? 

The best beauty advice I’ve ever received is that it comes from within. As much as we put on our face and dress up and stuff, you can look the worst ever, but if you have good energy and good confidence, I think that really resonates with people. I guess just to not take it too seriously. Just smile!

What’s the last Instagram or TikTok rabbit hole you went down? 

Oh god, it’s this girl called Trailer Trash Tammy. She’s a comedian, and I didn’t know she was an actual comedian. I thought she was just an internet girl, but she is so funny and she’s so vulgar and I watched maybe like 50 of her videos last night. She’s hilarious. I don’t even know if she’s going to make it in the magazine cause she’s X-rated, but she’s so funny. 

You have $20 in your pocket and you’re let loose in the drug store. What are you buying? 

Probably chocolate, makeup wipes, since I could always use more of those, lashes, and a leave-in conditioner. 

If you could change anything about beauty perceptions in Hollywood or the industry, what would you want to change? 

I think I would just want to change traditional beauty, because I have so many friends that are so beautiful and I feel like the world is opening up to a lot of them. I have a friend Gottmik, and he is so unconventionally beautiful. His kind of drag is shaking the world and I feel like people are really opening up. I wish that that was more normal and overflowing in Hollywood. 

Who are the women who are inspiring you the most right now?

Well my fellow bride Paris Hilton, I’m obsessed with her. I’m so happy that she got married and is living her life.  And Lady Gaga, always. House of Gucci was epic, I went to the premiere. It’s so good and she’s so funny. She’s very inspiring to me. 

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