Lin-Manuel Miranda Apologizes for the Lack of Afro-Latinx Representation in In The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda is speaking out amid the criticism surrounding In The Heights. The movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical centers on characters living in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City and stars include Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, and Melissa Barrera. But while Miranda and the filmmakers behind it are being accused of colorism, because the film is lacking in representation of dark-skinned Afro-Latinx people. 

“I started writing In The Heights because I didn’t feel seen,” Miranda began a statement on Twitter on June 14. “And over the past 20 years all I wanted was for us—ALL of us—to feel seen. I’m seeing the discussion around Afro-Latino representation in our film this weekend and it is clear that many in our dark-skinned Afro-Latino community don’t feel sufficiently represented within it, particularly among the leading roles.”

He continued, “I can hear the hurt and frustration over colorism, of feeling unseen in the feedback. I hear that without sufficient dark-skinned Afro-Latino representation, the work feels extractive of the community we wanted so much to represent with pride and joy.”

“I’m truly sorry,” Lin-Manuel Miranda continued. “I’m learning from the feedback, I thank you for raising it, and I’m listening. I’m trying to hold space for both the incredible pride in the movie we made and be accountable for our shortcomings. Thanks for your honest feedback. I promise to do better in my future projects, and I’m dedicated to the learning and evolving we all have to do to make sure we are honoring our diverse and vibrant community.”

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The film’s director Jon M. Chu and cast members Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace were asked about the colorism and casting choices within the film in an interview with The Root. Interviewer Felice León brought up “the lack of Black Latinx people represented” in the film and how the movie’s main cast are “light-skinned or white-passing Latinx people.”

“I think that that was something we talked about, and I needed to be educated about, of course,” Chu responded. “In the end, when we were looking at the cast, we were trying to get the people who were best for those roles and that specifically… But I hear you on trying to fill those cast members with darker-skinned [actors]. I think that’s a really good conversation to have, something that we should all be talking about.”

Grace added, “I didn’t realize until making this movie that I didn’t really get to see myself or people that look like my siblings that are darker than me on screen… I hope that this is cracking that glass ceiling. Because I do hope to see my brothers and sisters that are darker than me lead these movies.”

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Gave a Rare Interview About Why They’re ‘Discreet People’

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen grew up in the spotlight, but that’s not what they want to live their adult lives to look like. In a new interview with i-D, the twins discuss their fashion line, The Row, and explain why they prefer staying private despite being former child stars.

“We were raised to be discreet people,” Mary-Kate Olsen explained in the interview. “I think that potentially that’s just our aesthetic, our design preference,” Ashley added about The Row’s modest style. “But that doesn’t mean that we don’t also appreciate something truly ornate or maximal. Sometimes a collection even starts quite like that, and then gets pared down. It doesn’t always start from that simplistic place.”

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The Olsen twins began their careers at 9 months old when they landed the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House (they took turns playing Michelle because they were underage). The company Dualstar Entertainment Group was then created to develop projects starring Mary-Kate and Ashley in movies like Our Lips Are Sealed, It Takes Two, and Holiday in the Sun. When it comes to their fashion line, they were wary of having their names attached to it

“We didn’t want to be in front of it, we didn’t necessarily even want to let people know it was us,” Ashley continued. “It was really about the product, to the point where we were like: Who could we get to front this so that we don’t have to?”

Mary-Kate added that she and Ashley are “very much perfectionists.” She revealed, “I think the reason we do fashion is to constantly try to fix our imperfections. And you have next season to do that. But it’s also our job to find every imperfection in there to make sure that we’re constantly pushing ourselves and training our eyes and making sure everyone is served. Just evolving and learning.”

The Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Few things have the power to instantly transform your look like a great bronzer. But what classifies a formula as the best bronzer is complicated. There’s the obvious: At its core, a bronzer’s purpose is to add depth and warmth to your skin, says Danessa Myricks, makeup artist and CEO of Danessa Myricks Beauty. But a fantastic one can do so much more—like give the illusion of cheek filler or make it look as if you’re fresh off a trip to Ibiza when you haven’t left your couch since COVID began.

Now here’s where the complication comes in: Despite their ability to wake up your skin, too many formulas skew too orange, too ashy, too glittery, or too overall fake-looking. Once you know exactly what to look for, though, the ability to fake a glow and J.Lo-level cheekbones becomes far more simple. That’s where our guide comes in. Brush up on your basics, then scroll on to find the best bronzer for every skin tone, type, and preference. 

How to pick your perfect shade

With bronzer, the goal is for it to look as natural as possible. “When selecting a bronzer, think about what naturally happens when you’re in the sun,” says Myricks. “Let your body give you clues. Identify the deeper tones that surface on your chest, shoulders, and arms and use that as a gauge.” 

A safe place to start is a color two shades deeper than your natural skin tone, then go darker if you want a contrast that’s more intense. Makeup artist Kasey Spickard says fair skin tones will look best with a bronzer that has neutral undertones—i.e., shades that don’t lean too warm or cool. Terra-cotta hues with a slightly reddish undertone beautifully complement tan and olive skin. Meanwhile, bronzers that lean golden work best on deep skin, while formulas with a brick-red base play up deep skin with red and brown undertones.

And if you don’t quite know what undertones you have? Stick with something neutral, says Spickard, which no matter your skin tone will still give you a natural flush.

How to choose the right formula for your skin type

Like all other types of makeup, take your skin type into consideration when choosing a formula. Powders are the least intimidating and easiest to use, especially if you’re a beginner. They work on all skin types but are best for oily skin. “If you have dry or combo skin, make sure you are doing proper physical or chemical exfoliation regularly,” says Spickard. “That way your bronzer and blush won’t catch on dry skin and create a patchy application.”

Myricks personally prefers cream bronzers since they look most natural, are versatile and buildable, and last longest on your skin. If you have dry skin or just love a fresh, dewy look, she recommends tapping her Dew Wet Balm in Hot Water over any shade of bronzer. “It’s super easy to apply and can be worn on bare skin or over powders on any skin tone,” she says. 

How to apply bronzer 

“As is my philosophy with all makeup, start with less and build from there,” says Spickard. “Tap a large fluffy brush once or twice into the pan to load the brush with product, then make a fish face.” From there, you’ll want sweep bronzer in a 3 shape over the perimeter of your face—starting at your temples, down the side of your hair, over the tops of your cheekbones, and along your jawline. Then, using whatever product you have left on your brush, you’ll want to blend along the sides of your nose, the tip of your chin, and your neck.

If you feel like you’ve applied too much, take a clean fluffy brush or your fingers and buff out any areas where it’s too heavy. Myricks adds not to forget to buff it into the top of your ears and your hairline for the most natural finish. 

Now that you’ve got all that down, here are the best bronzers makeup artists swear by.

11 No-Show Socks That Actually Stay Put

The demise of many cute outfits come summer is often caused by the painful display of peeking socks. That’s why we’re determined to find the best no-show socks for women to prevent any further sartorial tragedies. (You can thank us later.)

At first glance, the pursuit for invisible liners may appear to be a rather simple task, but anyone’s who’s endured a Sisyphean afternoon of walking around with multiple heel-and-toe blisters in new leather sneakers will tell you there’s more to no-show socks than meets the eye. The wrong pair either balls up at the bottom of the shoe; the elastic digs painfully into the heel; or the fabric is so thick it defies the very nature of being a no-show sock.

The list of grievances caused by an ill-fitting style is long—and yet, in the dense thicket of internet tabs, we found redeeming (and objectively cute) options to restore our faith in thoughtful sock design. After all, we won’t stop wearing our ballet flats, our chunky leather loafers, or our slip-on sneakers anytime soon, so it’s only right that we fill our drawers with pairs that stay put, keep our feet from sweating profusely, and hold up for longer than a single machine wash. Ahead, 11 of the best no-show socks for women to shop now.

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The Coolest Hair Color Ideas for Summer

As salons start to reopen, the search for the best summer hair colors is on. But before you go straight to the bleach, consider the fact that most salons are operating at 50% capacity, so it might be even more difficult to schedule your monthly touch-up than usual. Because of this, paired with the risk of a second wave of coronavirus infections, Stephanie Brown, master colorist at IGK Soho, predicts that natural, low-maintenance shades will be having a moment this summer. “I think it’s going to be all about the grow-out,” she says. “Whether someone goes natural or a little extreme, people are going to want their hair color to be able to grow out easily without having to touch up their roots as often. I think there are going to be a lot more conversations between colorists and clients about what will look best and what will grow out best on each individual person.”

On the other hand, celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan predicts it’s going to be pure fun and fantasy when it comes to post-quarantine color. Whether it’s bright colors or early-2000s streaks, she thinks people will seize the day and make a major change—especially given the fact that none of us could for the past few months. 

We rounded up the coolest summer hair colors to try, from the bold Technicolor to the low-key natural and everything in between. We even threw in a few DIY options, in case you’re still committed to social distancing (just be sure to read our guide on how to color your hair at home first). Read on for 31 hair colors to try this summer, and get ready to book an appointment. (Aren’t  you so glad we can say that again?)

Iced Biscoff Latte Is the New Dalgona Coffee

Just because we’re starting to re-enter society, doesn’t mean we have to leave everything we’ve learned in quarantine behind. That includes how to make a delicious drink at home. In 2020, Dalgona coffee was the iced coffee drink that took TikTok by storm. Now, in 2021, we’ve got the Lotus Iced Biscoff Latte.

For those of you who aren’t in the know about Biscoff, it’s a cookie spread that’s often used as a frankly delicious alternative to peanut and other nut butters. Now, it turns out, that it can be used to upgrade your refreshing morning caffeine kick. 

Though we can’t trace the origins of this specific recipe, TikTok user @7amcoffeeclub enraptured over 750 thousand viewers with the Iced Biscoff Latte on June 1. The user made by the drink by pouring hot espresso over a small scoop of Biscoff spread and mixing the concoction together. The user then added the mixture into a glass of iced cold milk with a hint of vanilla simple syrup and stirred. 

While commenters were clearly inspired, one user added a helpful tip: “I made it with the crunchy spread once,” they wrote. “Don’t do that.” 

Here’s what you need:

  • Biscoff Lotus spread
  • Hot coffee
  • Ice
  • Vanilla simple syrup
  • Milk or an alt-milk

Directions:

  • Mix a scoop of Biscoff with the hot coffee
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla simple syrup to ice
  • Pour milk over ice
  • Pour the hot coffee and Biscoff mixture over ice
  • Stir it all together
  • Enjoy!

Honestly, it’s an easier recipe than the Dalgona coffee drink, which was popularized by South Korean food vloggers in 2020. Still, if you prefer a challenge, here’s a refresher:

Here’s what you need to make a single serving of the frothy, iced drink:

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

Directions:

  • Measure out equal amounts of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water. (Start with two tablespoons each, and scale up from there.) 
  • Pour the ingredients into a bowl. The water needs to be hot or boiling to help the coffee and sugar dissolve. 
  • Mix. The best way to mix the ingredients involves an electric mixer on a medium setting, but you can also try mixing the paste with a bowl and spoon.
  • Once you’ve got your foam, gently lay it over your glass of iced coffee. 

Just don’t forget to post on TikTok!


Tia Mowry Looks Amazing With Platinum Blond Hair and Curtain Bangs

Tia Mowry just debuted a major hair transformation. 

On June 13, the Sister Sister star showed off her latest chop and color. “She’s back!! You can call me #blondie,” she wrote alongside a photo with her fresh curtain bangs, mid-length cut, and platinum blonde locks. 

This is likely a wig considering Tia Mowry’s recent post about her natural hair growth. After chopping most of her hair off at the beginning of last year, the actor shared her progress on June 10. “#TBT How it started VS How it’s going,” she captioned the post. “I chopped my hair off at the beginning of #2020! Rocked a #fro SWIPE to see the growth! #curls #natural #naturalhair 🙌🏽.”

In both styles, the star looks absolutely fantastic—and she’s not the only one. Many celebs are shaking off time spent in quarantine with a bright revamp, from Selena Gomez to Lucy Hale to Billie Eilish

But if you’re going into the salon for a dye job, don’t expect a quick appointment. In fact, Gomez’s transformation, which she debuted on the Rare Beauty Instagram account in April, took eight hours. “The entire process took 200 foils, several bowls of bleach, and eight hours of hair magic,” stylists Nikki Lee and Riawna Capri said in a statement. “This blond is unique to her as we had to make sure there was an equal balance of cool and warm for her skin tone. It’s an edgier look and perfect for summer.”

For Eilish, going from black and green hair to platinum blond was a six-week venture. Meanwhile, Hale gradually lightened her dark bob for months before her bleached, lemon-honey blond look. 

Of course, a wig moment—like Kim Kardashian’s in April—can give you the look you’re going for in a fraction of the time as well as protect your hair from the harsh process. You love to see it!

Tia Mowry Looks Amazing With Platinum Blonde Hair and Curtain Bangs

Tia Mowry just debuted a major hair transformation. 

On June 13, the Sister Sister star showed off her latest chop and color. “She’s back!! You can call me #blondie,” she wrote alongside a photo with her fresh curtain bangs, mid-length cut, and platinum blonde locks. 

This is likely a wig considering Tia Mowry’s recent post about her natural hair growth. After chopping most of her hair off at the beginning of last year, the actor shared her progress on June 10. “#TBT How it started VS How it’s going,” she captioned the post. “I chopped my hair off at the beginning of #2020! Rocked a #fro SWIPE to see the growth! #curls #natural #naturalhair 🙌🏽.”

In both styles, the star looks absolutely fantastic—and she’s not the only one. Many celebs are shaking off time spent in quarantine with a bright revamp, from Selena Gomez to Lucy Hale to Billie Eilish

But if you’re going into the salon for a dye job, don’t expect a quick appointment. In fact, Gomez’s transformation, which she debuted on the Rare Beauty Instagram account in April, took eight hours. “The entire process took 200 foils, several bowls of bleach, and eight hours of hair magic,” stylists Nikki Lee and Riawna Capri said in a statement. “This blond is unique to her as we had to make sure there was an equal balance of cool and warm for her skin tone. It’s an edgier look and perfect for summer.”

For Eilish, going from black and green hair to platinum blond was a six-week venture. Meanwhile, Hale gradually lightened her dark bob for months before her bleached, lemon-honey blond look. 

Of course, a wig moment—like Kim Kardashian’s in April—can give you the look you’re going for in a fraction of the time as well as protect your hair from the harsh process. You love to see it!

A Different Actor Was Almost Cast for Anne Hathaway’s Part in The Devil Wears Prada

Just like Andy Sachs almost doesn’t get hired at Runway, Anne Hathaway almost didn’t book the lead role in The Devil Wears Prada. And just like her movie counterpart, she finally got the gig thanks to a supportive word from Meryl Streep.

In a new oral history of the film, which just turned fifteen years old, many of the stars and producers spoke to Entertainment Weekly about putting the classic fashion world satire together. Director David Frankel recalled, “We offered it to Rachel McAdams three times. The studio was determined to have her, and she was determined not to do it.” 

Other contenders for the role apparently included Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson, and Kirsten Dunst. The article implies that Hathaway at the time was viewed more as a “teen” star and had to fight to be considered for a more “dramatic” role, even though the movie is mostly a comedy.

Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep at the premiere of The Devil Wears Prada.

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Former Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler said that Anne Hathaway was so set on playing Andy, “She never stopped campaigning, calling, she came into [Fox executive] Carla Hacken’s office and wrote in her zen garden, ‘Hire me.’” Not only that, but she had her own ideas for the script. 

Said Gabler, “I remember her sitting on my sofa in my office and explaining why she wanted to do this, why she had to play this role, and giving script notes about the third act. When I look back on it, it wasn’t exactly what we ended up doing, but her sensibilities were completely aligned with what we ended up doing…”

In Hathaway’s own words, the role and the script spoke to her. “It made me feel,” she explained. “It was about a subject that I take very seriously, but in such a wonderfully joyful and lighthearted way.”

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Ultimately, it was the OK from Streep that secured the gig. Revealed Frankel, “Meryl was eager to make the movie, and she said, ‘Let me meet with her.’ Brokeback Mountain was about to come out. Annie had a wonderful, small role in that. And Meryl watched that scene from the movie, she met with [Hathaway] and called up Tom Rothman at Fox and said, ‘Yeah, this girl’s great, and I think we’ll work well together.'” And what Meryl says goes!

Knowing that she wasn’t the first choice for the part, Hathaway remembers being overjoyed when she finally booked it. She said, “I patiently waited until it was my turn, and I got the call. It was the easiest yes in the world. I remember the moment I found out I got the part, I just ran screaming through my apartment. I had a bunch of friends over at the time, I just jumped up in the living room and screamed, ‘I’m going to be in The Devil Wears Prada!'”

And Rachel McAdams was never heard from again. (Kidding. Obviously! She’s doing great.)

The Morning Show Season 2 Trailer Just Dropped, and It’s a Doozy

“We should just tell the truth quickly. They’re gonna cut us off,” says Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) in the tantalizing first peek at the second season of The Morning Show. She and her co-anchor are about to expose their toxic workplace on their workplace’s own channel. A risky proposition, and she knows it. Then, over a cover of “New York, New York,” we see her, Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston), Cory Ellison (Billy Crudup), and the rest of the cast dealing with and reacting to the explosive revelations from the last season. Allegations of misogyny, harassment, and assault have torn this morning news show apart, and led to the ousting of Mitch (Steve Carell). Now it’s time to start picking up the pieces.

In the teaser, we see Ellison vow to “get Alex back” despite Stella’s (Greta Lee) doubts, and Alex’s own refusal. Hasan Minhaj appears to take her place alongside Bradley, who isn’t exactly happy with the situation, though her blue coat is pretty damn fabulous. And Mark Duplass and Carell’s characters are…moping. Carell, at least, in front of a green screen. I mean, um, in the Mediterranean or something. Meanwhile, Maria Gay Harden wants the truth to come out! But the most exciting appearance is the new character of Laura Peterson, played by Julianna Margulies. Peterson seems to be a Diane Sawyer type, hosting a sit-down tell-all with Alex.

We also get glimpses of a New Year’s Eve party throughout, and the date—2020—begs the question of how far into the year the new episodes will take us, and if they’ll have anything to do with the pandemic. We didn’t see anyone in masks, but they could always be saving it for a twist. As Aniston wrote on Instagram, due to the pandemic this season “took a little longer than expected.”

Check out the trailer below:

The second season, which will be ten episodes long, per Variety, premieres September 17. New episodes will drop every Friday.