Salma Hayek Just Posted a Sweet (and Rare) Photo of Her Daughter

Salma Hayek Pinault just posted the sweetest tribute to her daughter,Valentina, for her birthday, and it’s making us want to call our moms ASAP. Hayek, who sometimes shares family pictures via Instagram but not much information, gave a rare update on her teenage daughter, who just turned 14.

“My precious girl, you are everything to me. Blessed be the day you came into my life to shine your radiant light Happy Birthday 🎂🎈 Valentina!!!!!,” she wrote on Tuesday, September 21, under a picture of herself and her daughter in silhouette, embracing at sunset.

“Thank you for being YOU,” Hayek added, before posting the same message in Spanish: “Mi niña preciosa, eres todo para mi. Bendito el día que llegaste a mi vida a iluminarla con tu radiante luz. Feliz cumpleaños Valentina !!! Gracias 🙏 por ser TU 💋” Hayek is Mexican-American and her husband, François-Henri Pinault, is French. Valentina Paloma Pinault is her only child.

“❤️🎂❤️🎂” commented Naomi Campbell on the picture. Linda Evangelista, Pinault’s ex-wife, added, “♥️🎈♥️🎈” The great thing about emojis? They’re the same in every language.

Hayek recently celebrated her own birthday, turning 55 and celebrating with friends, including her Marvel’s Eternals costar Angelina Jolie, who pushed her face into a birthday cake. Don’t worry, this was part of a festive Mexican tradition, and Hayek actually egged her friend on and asked her to do it. Not the start of yet another Hollywood feud!

Salma Hayek also reflected (kinda) on the aging process last year, when a follower made an unnecessary comment on one of her Instagram pictures, writing, “Too much Botox. Not needed, Salma.” Never one to miss an opportunity to teach or learn, she responded, “I don’t have Botox. But thank you for the advice because I was thinking maybe it’s time.” Never change, queen.

The Britney Spears Netflix Documentary Is Premiering Next Week, and the Trailer Is Intense

In wake of the public interest in the Britney Spears conservatorship saga–which is still unfolding and may even end soon–Netflix is releasing a doc on the subject, Britney vs. Spears.

The streaming giant dropped a trailer for the doc on Wednesday, September 22, and it promises an even more in-depth look at Spears’s conservatorship. While the New York Times/Hulu doc Framing Britney Spears took a holistic view at Spears’s early life, career, media coverage, and the events that led to her current situation, BvS seems to be more legal-oriented, chasing down facts and clues through documents and recordings. 

Director Erin Lee Carr helmed Britney vs. Spears. Her past work includes the thought-provoking docs Mommy Dead and Dearest, I Love You, Now Die, and a recent exploration of the Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics scandal for HBO. 

Carr mentioned on Twitter that she’s been working on this project for over two years, suggesting the doc is not in reaction to Framing Britney Spears. 

Britney vs. Spears is set to premiere September 28, the day before Spears’s next conservatorship hearing. Read an official description of the doc, per a Netflix press release, below:

“The world knows Britney Spears: performer, artist, icon. But in the last few years, her name has been publicly tied to another, more mysterious term: conservatorship. Britney vs Spears tells the explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom. Featuring years-long investigative work, exclusive interviews, and new documents, this Netflix feature film paints a thorough portrait of the pop star’s trajectory from girl next door to a woman trapped by fame and family and her own legal status. It shows Britney’s life without utilizing the traumatic images that have previously defined her. Director Erin Lee Carr (How To Fix a Drug Scandal, Dirty Money) and journalist Jenny Eliscu work to delve deep into the tangled history of the conservatorship that has been in place for over 13 years. The film weaves a shocking timeline of old and new players, secret rendezvous and Britney’s behind the scenes fight for her own autonomy. Text messages and a voicemail as well as new interviews with key players make clear what Britney herself has attested: the full story has yet to be told.”

Get Ready For The Return of Skinny Brows

Trends are cyclical, but if there were one beauty look our moms have warned us off since day one, it would be plucked, skinny eyebrows.

Thing is, they’re back. And, we can’t decide if we’re mad or not.

The look was a hit with ’90s supers like Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, as well as celebs like Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani and Drew Barrymore, but it got binned back in the noughties and 2010s thanks to the slow (or non-existent) regrowth. In its place, bushy brows have firmly headlined the past decade or so, up until now, perhaps?

One woman who’s openly bringing back the skinny brow trend is model, Bella Hadid. In fairness, she’s one of few millennial celebs who never really hopped onto the bushy brow train in the first place, but lately, her brow journey has seen her swap fairly slender brows…

…for even dinkier arches.

And this year’s appearance on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, pushed Bella to try an even more daring makeup look, with straight, sharp, super-slim, skyward brows that further emphasize her chiseled bone structure.

Samir Hussein/Getty

The internet’s divided. Gen X and the boomers that went before them still seem scarred from the experience. One makeup artist, @askellenbeauty, took to TikTok to tell followers “no no! Put the tweezers down. Ten years of brow rehab here,” she says pointing to her cherished pair of full-looking arches.

She followed up with a comparison vid showing famous women like Priyanka Chopra, Margot Robbie, the Duchess of Cambridge and Audrey Hepburn with full vs skinny brows writing “I will never agree to this.”

Others are 100% team skinny brow, such as user @happistarr1, who wrote “I’m living for skinny brows,” while showcasing some fierce arches. “I’m going to start a petition to bring back skinny eyebrows. I think they’re the reason why the girlies were so fine in the 2000s,” she explains.

If you’re interested to know how you’d look with micro brows, TikTokers have been using the Time Warp Scan filter to test the look out.

And, if you’re still on the fence, others have found a way to rock the style without shaving or plucking their brow hairs by covering their brows with concealer, then drawing a thinner shape over the top.

So, if you’re intrigued but don’t want the commitment, that may be the way to go. Either way, expect to see more dinky brows dominating your feed.

This story originally appeared on Glamour UK.  

Britney Spears Just Gave a Rare Update on How Her Sons Are Doing

Back on Instagram after a brief hiatus to celebrate her recent engagement, pop star Britney Spears shared an update with fans about her two sons, Jayden and Sean Preston. Believe it or not, the “…Baby One More Time” singer is mother to two teenagers, and like any proud mom, she’s got a lot of feelings about watching her boys grow up.

“My boys’ birthdays were last week … and unfortunately they are growing up and want to do their own things …. I have to ask their permission to post them because they are extremely independent little men 🤷🏼‍♀️😂🥺 !!! ” she posted on Tuesday, September 21, under a graphic that reads, “There is nothing stronger than the love between a mother and son.” Sean was born September 14, 2005, and Jayden arrived almost exactly a year later, on September 12, 2006, so a joint party makes a lot of sense.

“Anyway we had a small party and the coolest ice cream cakes 🍨 🎂 !!! It makes me crazy because they are so tall and geez they are still growing 😳😳😳 !!! They went to a dance last week and I cried for two days 😭😭😭 my babies in a suit !!! It’s crazy !!! And girls get ready cause my boys are so handsome 🥰🥰🥰 !!!,” gushed Spears, who shares her sons with ex Kevin Federline.

Britney Spears, who is currently fighting to end the restrictive conservatorship she’s been living under since her sons were toddlers, reiterated that her children aren’t eager for the spotlight.

She wrote, “I truly believe this quote which is why I wanted to share it … there’s a lot I can’t share with you all because my kids are very private which I love but I will tell you they are both extremely talented and I’m so incredibly blessed to have these two little men in my life ❤️🙏🏼 !!! And if they’re reading this … which I’m pretty sure they’re not … I love you two little devils so much 😈❤️😈 !!!”

Happy (belated) birthdays, boys!

Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in October 2021

As the weather turns colder, we are so tempted to cancel our plans and stay in with a hot cup of apple cider and a good movie. And Netflix is making it all too easy! A ton of great movies drop on the streaming service on October 1st, the official start of Spooky Season, including Titanic, The Holiday (is it too early for Christmas flicks? No, right?), and the first three Spy Kids movies, for those of us who have spent too long on Y2K TikTok and are now stuck in a nostalgia spiral.

Plus, if you’re looking for something with absolutely killer vibes to get you ready for Halloween, the long-awaited third season of You drops on October 15. We can only imagine what kind of trouble Joe gets up to in the ‘burbs.

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in October 2021:

Available October 1

A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad (Netflix Documentary)

Diana: The Musical (Netflix Special)

Forever Rich (Netflix Film)

The Guilty (Netflix Film)

MAID (Netflix Series)

Paik’s Spirit (Netflix Series)

Scaredy Cats (Netflix Family)

The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light (Netflix Anime)

Swallow (Netflix Film)

A Knight’s Tale

An Inconvenient Truth

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 1

As Good as It Gets

Awakenings

B.A.P.S.

Bad Teacher

The Cave

Desperado

The Devil Inside

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Double Team

The DUFF

Eagle Eye

Endless Love

Ghost

Gladiator

Hairspray (2007)

The Holiday

Jet Li’s Fearless

The Karate Kid (2010)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Léon: The Professional

Malcolm X

Observe and Report

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Project X

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Rumor Has It…

Seinfeld: Seasons 1-9

Serendipity

Spy Kids

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Spy Kids 3: Game Over

Step Brothers

The Ugly Truth

Till Death

Titanic

Tommy Boy

Unthinkable

Waterworld

Zodiac

Available October 3

Scissor Seven: Season 3

Upcoming Summer (Netflix Film)

Available October 4

On My Block: Season 4 (Netflix Series)

Available October 5

Escape the Undertaker (Netflix Film)

Available October 6

Bad Sport (Netflix Documentary)

Baking Impossible (Netflix Series)

The Blacklist: Season 8

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

The Five Juanas (Netflix Series)

Love is Blind: Brazil (Netflix Series)

There’s Someone Inside Your House (Netflix Film)

Available October 7

The Billion Dollar Code (Netflix Series)

Sexy Beasts: Season 2 (Netflix Series)

The Way of the Househusband: Season 1 Part 2

Available October 8

A Tale Dark & Grimm (Netflix Family)

Family Business: Season 3 (Netflix Series)

Grudge/Kin (Netflix Film)

​​LOL Surprise: The Movie

My Brother, My Sister (Netflix Film)

Pokémon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (Netflix Family)

Pretty Smart (Netflix Series)

Available October 9

Blue Period (Netflix Anime)

Insidious: Chapter 2

Available October 11

The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 2 (Netflix Series)

Going in Style

The King’s Affection (Netflix Series)

Shameless (U.S.): Season 11

Available October 12

Bright: Samurai Soul (Netflix Anime)

Convergence: Courage in Crisis (Netflix Documentary)

Making Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho Cano (Netflix Documentary)

Mighty Express: Season 5 (Netflix Family)

The Movies That Made Us: Season 3 (Netflix Documentary)

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It

Smart People

Available October 13

Fever Dream (Distancia de Rescate) (Netflix Film)

Hiacynt (Netflix Film)

Britney Spears’s Attorney Has Filed Documents Saying Her Conservatorship Should End

“Now, and for the past many years, Conservatee is able to care for her person and in fact has, within the parameters of this conservatorship, earned literally hundreds of millions of dollars as an international celebrity,” the petition states.

The filing was made one week after Britney’s testimony in which she asked for her nearly 13-year conservatorship to be terminated.

Jodi Montgomery claims Jamie Spears used his daughter’s money for his own defense.

In documents filed in Los Angeles court on July 9, per People, Britney’s personal conservator accused Jamie of taking “more than $2 million of his daughter’s money” to defend himself and remain in control of Britney’s estate. 

“It is ironic that Mr. Spears now wants the conservatorship to ‘reflect her wishes,’ since it is no secret that Ms. Spears has wished her father out of her life for years,” Montgomery’s lawyer Lauriann Wright also wrote in the document. Read more, here.

Britney is granted the right to hire her own attorney, demands her father’s removal from her conservatorship. 

“I’m here to get rid of my dad and charge him for conservatorship abuse,” she told a court on July 14, according to Variety. “I want to press charges for abuse on this conservatorship today…all of it.”

She continued, “I’m here now today, your honor, to remove my dad altogether.”

According to Variety, the pop icon told Judge Brenda Penny, who oversees her case, that she was made to take psych tests “against her will” during her Circus concert tour, which ran in 2009. She says she was told if she complied, her life would go back to normal. “I did it all and they lied…they did nothing,” Spears said. “They didn’t end it, and I kept working.” The singer added she doesn’t want people to “question my intelligence for the millionth time.”

Per Variety, Spears told the judge she’s not “perfect” but that her “episodes” stemmed from “what they did to me,” presumably referring to her conservators. “It was their goal to make me feel crazy, which I’m not.”

In her testimony, Spears also claimed her father got her driver’s license taken away, made sure she couldn’t drink coffee, controlled her diet, and took away her “pink hair vitamins.” “That’s not abuse. That’s just fucking cruelty,” she said. 

She also opened up a bit about her history with her father, saying, “I was always extremely scared of my dad and scared he was going to show up drunk somewhere.

“Instead of trying to investigate my behavior or my capacity, I want my dad investigated,” Spears said. “This conservatorship is literally allowing my dad to rule my life…. That is abuse, and we all know it.”

She also said, “I’m angry, and I will go there,” referring to her desire to sue her father for conservatorship abuse. 

For the time being, Spears has requested the conservator of her person, Jodi Montgomery, remain on her case. 

Shortly after the hearing, the lawyer Spears hired, Mathew Rosengart, called for Jamie Spears to voluntarily step down from his daughter’s conservatorship. “This is not working. What is supposed to be at the heart of this has been lost,” he said. “There is a real question as to why Mr. Spears does not voluntarily step down today…. Is he here for financial reasons? Does anybody really believe that Mr. Spears’s involvement is in the best interest of his daughter?” Rosengart also confirmed his firm would be investigating the origins of Spears’s conservatorship, which was put into effect in 2008. He said, “A conservatorship was probably not necessary.”

This Brightening Serum Erased My Acne Scars Like Nothing Else

Before and after using the Eadem Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum.

Erin Parker 

The product’s efficacy isn’t entirely shocking, because the co-founders took their sweet time meticulously crafting the formula, with the help of industry powerhouses. “We sought out formulators and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ann Brewer, who has expertise in working with darker skin tones, and went through over 25 iterations of Milk Marvel to get the results and user experience just right,” says Amouzame. Despite being geared toward people of color, I noticed editors with fair skin raving about it online, too—so it’s a true gem for people of all ethnic backgrounds. 

“We position it for skin of color because the majority of the serums on the market only work on fair skin, but our serum is suitable for all skin tones,” says Amouzame. “It’s actually done wonders for a lot of women with fair skin, even helping some with their melasma. We’re all about real diversity and that starts from the formulation.”

I’ll be keeping this jar stocked in my medicine cabinet for the long haul, and I’m eager to hear what the budding brand decides to do next. “We can’t reveal too much about new products (we are still hard at work making them!), but we can share that Eadem will continue to focus on products that help with hyperpigmentation in melanin-rich skin using safe and effective formulations designed for women of color,” says Amouzame.

If you’re searching for a reliable formula to fade dark spots and rejuvenate a smooth complexion with a healthy glow, add this to your lineup ASAP. Eadem just launched at Sephora (with an impressive star-rating and reviews count since hitting the beauty retailer’s shelves), so you can snag the serum on the site right now. 

“As a teenager, I grew up at the Sephora on the Champs Elysées in France,” Amouzame says. “I would spend hours touching the products, trying them, and eventually buying something I could afford. I discovered beauty there, and it’s surreal to know that someone could discover EADEM in the same way.” Just like a healthy, dewy glow—who doesn’t love a full circle moment?

Eadem Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum with Niacinamide and Vitamin C

$68

Sephora

Erin Parker is a writer and strategist in New York. Follow her on Instagram.

Here’s Everything Leaving Netflix in October 2021

I regret to inform you that the 2001 cinematic masterpiece Legally Blonde is leaving Netflix next month.

The Reese Witherspoon (and Jennifer Coolidge)-led comedy leaves the streaming service on October 31, along with a handful of other titles, including Catch Me If You Can and Inception. First, they take Legally Blonde away from us, then two Leonardo DiCaprio movies? So rude.

It will be hard to say goodbye to these films, but now that you know, you can spend the entire month watching Elle Woods stick it to her loser ex Warner by attending Harvard Law School, thriving, and making out with Luke Wilson. And in between endless rewatches of Legally Blonde, you can watch Leonardo DiCaprio in one of his best performances as con man Frank Abagnale, Jr. in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, which is a Christmas movie. Alternatively, you can watch Leonardo DiCaprio visit other people’s dreams (or was it his dream? I’m confused already) in Christopher Nolan’s Inception before it leaves on Halloween.

Thankfully plenty of films and TV shows are coming to Netflix throughout October, so you’ll still have plenty of content to watch this spooky season. 

Here’s what’s leaving Netflix in October 2021:

Leaving October 1

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

Tales From the Hood 2

Leaving October 3 

Angel Has Fallen

Leaving October 6

Real Steel

Leaving October 14

Cheech & Chong’s Still Smokin

Leaving October 15

The Creative Britain

Leaving October 17

U Turn

Leaving October 20

Containment, season 1

Free Fire

Leaving October 21

The Hummingbird Project

Leaving October 23

The Mist, season 1

Leaving October 27

Rango

Shine On with Reese, season 1

Leaving October 28

Pup Star

Leaving October 30

The 12th Man

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Leaving October 31

60 Days In, season 5

Angels & Demons

Battle: Los Angeles

Beowulf

Billy on the Street, seasons 1-5

Catch Me If You Can

The Da Vinci Code

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Forged in Fire, season 6

The Heartbreak Kid

The Impossible

Inception

Legally Blonde

Mile 22

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Reckoning: Limited Series

Snowden

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Yes Man

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Said They Solve Almost All Marriage Problems With ‘Sexy Time’

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have a surprising but inspiring tip for solving problems in their relationship: “sexy time.”

On Monday’s episode Live With Kelly and Ryan*–which Consuelos co-hosted in place of Ryan Seacrest–*the couple opened up a lot about their relationship while discussing the intense HBO marriage drama Scenes From a Marriage, starring very good friends Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. Scenes From a Marriage explores the challenges and unraveling of a marriage. 

“I was like, none of this would ever be happening in the Mark Consuelos household, because he would have nipped all of this in the bud immediately,” Ripa said. “Because everything for Mark is settled with, everything is settled with—” 

“Love,” said Consuelos.

“Love and sexy time,” Ripa corrected.

When Consuelos tried to confirm that not every issue in their marriage is resolved with sexy time, Ripa said, “just about almost everything.”

This isn’t the first time Ripa and Conseulos got into the dirty details of their steaming hot marriage. In July, Ripa posted a spicy photo on Instagram of Consuelos staring at her butt. 

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos got married in 1996 after meeting on the set of the soap opera  All My Children in 1995. The couple has three children: Michael, 24, Lola, 20, and Joaquin, 18.  

“I saw my husband in a photograph before I saw him. I knew when I saw his photograph,” Ripa said on Radio Andy’s Lunch with Bruce, per Us Weekly. “I was not a hopeless romantic. I never thought about getting married, it never occurred to me that I would grow old with someone. I just thought I would be living my single girl life in the city and sort of like moving. … When I saw him, the photograph of him, I saw my entire future with him flash before — like I saw it.” 

Meet Bella Dose, the Bilingual Latina Girl Group Taking Over TikTok

Who are some of your musical inspirations?

Melany: Some of my musical inspirations are Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez! I would spend hours in front of the TV as a little girl mimicking all of their dance moves.

Brianna Leah: Etta James, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, and Ariana Grande, because I’ve always loved singers with big voices.

Jenni Hernandez: The Beatles, Queen, Beyoncé, and Michael Jackson. I admire these artists because of their dedication to their craft and the love for music that they have.

Thais: Selena and Michael Jackson. I love how they made timeless music. I aspire to be like them and do the same.

What’s your favorite song that you’ve worked on so far?

Melany: My favorite song that we’ve worked on so far is unfortunately not out yet! It was such a fun song, and it’s so different from the rest of our music. I can’t wait for us to share it with the world.

Let’s talk TikTok—how did it feel to hit one million followers? How are you going to celebrate when you hit 2 million? You’re so close!

Brianna: When we woke up to 1 million followers it was unreal. We worked really hard to get to the point, and it felt crazy to get there.

Jenni: I know! It’s truly a blessing to have so many people support us. We will probably go out to dinner and make a cute video for our fans.

What do you think is the key to your success on TikTok?

Brianna: Consistency is key! We noticed just posting and having fun with it is the best way to gain success.

Have any favorite creators on the app?

Thais: I love @yuungali!! I love her personality and sense of humor. She’s definitely someone I would want to be friends with.

If you could describe Bella Dose in three words, what would they be?

Melany: Bella Dose is fierce, determined, and ambitious!

Your style is on point in every single Insta and TikTok, so be honest—do you raid each other’s closets? How would you describe your personal style?

Melany: We definitely raid each other’s closets. It’s so much fun because we get to mix each other’s clothes with one another, and it’s like an everyday game of dress-up. I would describe my personal style as soft and angelic with a bit of edge. Bri’s style is a mix of business with a Y2K twist to it. Jenni’s style is very sexy, sporty, and Thais gives off very much ’90s baddie vibes!

Is there an artist you’d like to collab with as a group?

Thais: We would love to collaborate with Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, and Rosalía.

What’s next for Bella Dose?

Melany: We are working on so much music! What we’re releasing next is very different from what we’ve released in the past. So expect the unexpected…

Marilyn La Jeunesse is a writer in New York City. Follow her on Instagram @mtlajeunesse.

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