Jill Biden Thanks Queen Elizabeth for a ‘Warm Welcome’ to Windsor Castle

In happy news to everyone but the founding fathers who dumped tea into Boston Harbor to kick off the revolution, President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden recently joined Queen Elizabeth for the beverage.

The meeting took place on Friday, June 11 at The Eden Project in England. The Biden family, of course, is in town for the G7 summit. Earlier that day, Dr. Jill and Kate Middleton met at a school in Cornwall to talk about early childhood education…and to feed rabbits. Though she wore a white dress and pink jacket to that event, tea is a time for pastels, so she made a quick change into a light blue ensemble before meeting up with Her Majesty Liz plus Charles, Will, Camilla, and her bestie Kate.

One reporter asked the First Lady if she and Middleton had talked at all about how Dr. Biden should act in front of the Queen, to which she replied, “No I didn’t! We’ve been busy. Were you not in that room? We were talking education,” per CNN. Earlier in the week, she told reporters, “Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the Queen. That’s an exciting part of the visit for us…We’ve looked forward to this for weeks and now it’s finally here. It’s a beautiful beginning.”

Though this was the first royal-presidential meeting of the Biden administration, it’s not the first time the president has met the monarch; the two were introduced in 1982, when Biden was a senator, per CNN.

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“She was very generous,” Biden said of the private meeting, adding that the long-reigning monarch, “reminded me of my mother in terms of the look of her and the generosity.” He is the twelfth American president to have an audience with Queen Elizabeth II. But the first to wear aviators.

Annie Murphy Is Killing It

In many ways, Schitt’s Creek gave Murphy a new home. Life on set was “disgustingly idyllic,” she says. But multiple American networks passed on the show. It aired on Canada’s Pop TV, and remained mostly unknown in the US for two seasons. When the New York Times finally reviewed the show, they called it “Nice for about five minutes. Maybe 10.”

Schitt’s Creek became the little show that could—it got picked up by Netflix in 2017, viewership surged, and in its final season it swept the Emmys, winning six awards, including an acting statuette for each of the four Roses. The show captures, in 21-minute increments, a feeling of Christmas, sunshine, and good feelings, without the schmaltz. It’s Friends, for people who lived through the 2008 Recession.

And among the exceptionally delightful ensemble cast, it was Murphy whose phrasings and mannerisms inspired a world of fan art, legions of imitators, a robust digital library of “Ew David” videos. It was Murphy who wrote the lyrics and performed the song-within-the-show “A Little Bit Alexis,” and it was Murphy’s name on the charts when the song, released as a single, hit the Billboard top 100.

Maybe the most extraordinary thing Murphy did was redeem a kind of womanhood that has been a socially acceptable object of ridicule. She studied tapes of the Kardashians, the Olsens, the Hiltons for the role—with their mammoth fortunes and miniature dogs, these women are not exactly tragic figures. But with their fame, exaggerated femininity became an accepted target of mockery. And that has been tragic for many women, expected as we are to either mimic their style or live in opposition to it.

Murphy got us to laugh with her. Her Alexis pawed at her hair, jerked her body to the beat of her own staccato voice, kept her hands perched perpetually in the shape of an arcade claw toy. “Eugene Levy and the ultimate angel Catherine O’Hara were schooling me every single day,” she says. “I don’t want to diminish what I did, but I just watched and learned and read my lines and tried to funny-them-up as much as possible.”

In Alexis Rose, vocal fry and uptalk sounded musical. The character grew throughout the show—eighty-sixing her hobby for billionaires’ yachts and replacing it with the habit of selflessness. But she did not lower her voice, did not acquiesce to what is called professionalism but is in fact masculinity, did not abandon her preference for wearing couture to pick up trash.

It’s not that Kevin Can F**k Himself is the opposite of Schitt’s Creek, or that Allison is the opposite of Alexis. It’s that Annie Murphy likes to play women who are substantial, whether that substance comes in couture or a GAP dress. And more than Alexis, more than Allison, Annie is Annie Murphy’s strongest character. During the pandemic year, with ample time to reflect, she’s realized that she, too, doesn’t want to take shit from anyone anymore.

“People need to start being called out for being unkind or abusive,” she says. “It’s only in that, that things will start to change.”

It’s a pretty common sentiment for an actor to share in an interview, but Murphy actually lives up to it. In March, dozens of former employees alleged that major Hollywood producer Scott Rudin has been harassing and abusing his workers. Despite stepping back from some projects, Rudin is still massively powerful. Murphy, a relative newcomer, has been more vocal in rejecting him than most A-list stars and producers. She’s not worried about losing out on opportunities over this.

75 Father’s Day Gifts for Any Kind of Dad on Your List

Dads are hard to shop for, period. They never seem to want anything, and they don’t curate elaborate wish lists the way moms do. But the best Father’s Day gifts do exist, and we’re here to help you find the perfect present to show your appreciation for everything your dad, or honorary dad, has done throughout your life. You know, like teaching you how to ride a bike, taking to you the mall, and not kicking you off the family cell phone plan. (Thank you, thank you, thank you.) 

From private cooking classes to curated adventures and cozy sweats that put pajamas to shame, we found thoughtful gift ideas for every type of father figure. And for all kinds of budgets—because you know Pops will probably say he doesn’t want you spending all your hard-earned coin on him even if he loves your gift (which, trust us, he will). 

The holiday is less than a week away, and you’ll want to place your order ASAP if you want his present to arrive on time. Scroll down for 75 of the best Father’s Day gifts to shop in 2021. 

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Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe on the Future of The Bachelor Franchise

Tayshia: Yes, absolutely.

Katie recently told us that it was so nice to have you both with her, because she wouldn’t want to talk about some of this stuff with her dad. It does beg the question: Why hasn’t there been a woman host or co-host for The Bachelorette? 

Kaitlyn: I agree.

Tayshia: That would be cool, that would be exciting.

Kaitlyn: I think having Tayshia and I there helped Katie get through the process and feel less alone. Like you said, you’re shocked it hasn’t happened before; I think maybe people watching now and us being in that position, we’re like, “Yeah, why hasn’t this been a thing?! It makes sense!”

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Katie also told us that her season ends with a “first.” Can you explain what that means?

Kaitlyn: That’s all we really can say! But there’s a lot of firsts, actually.

Tayshia: I’m surprised she just said one. I think there’s multiple. We were there and still shocked by how much went down. I would just say buckle up because it’s gonna get real good, soon.

You were there to watch all the conversations Katie was having with the men…any deep ones that impressed you?

Kaitlyn: Yeah, I think that was the fun and importance of us coming in as mentors because we’re able to have these kinds of conversations with Katie that she might not feel comfortable having with someone else. Even just talking about her fantasy suite experience, or what something means to her, or how sex is important to her, was always an important conversation that came up.

Tayshia: Also, to address the issues that she is looking for in a partner, so whatever that may look like, to lean into it and have those important conversations.

Were there any social media reactions to the premiere episode that surprised you?

Kaitlyn: I was dying at all the cat stuff. But that didn’t surprise me!

Tayshia: I think everyone liked Tre coming out of the truck with all the balls. And the box.

Kaitlyn: Oh the box. I didn’t think the box was going to land with people, but it did.

Katie and Tre on night one.

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No One Knew About Britney Spears’s Tiny Neck Tattoo…Until Now

Britney Spears fans all know that the singer is no stranger to tattoos, like the pink pair of dice on the inside of her left wrist, the lip print on the side of her right wrist, the fairy on her lower back, the cross on her left hip, and the vine on the top of her right foot (among a few others). But apparently, miss Britney has been hiding a very meaningful tattoo in a super-discreet location this entire time, and almost no one knew about it…until now.

On June 12, Spears revealed to Instagram that she has a small script tattoo just below her hairline on the backside of her neck. It’s very hard to discern the tattoo’s details from the shot, but luckily, Britney Spears revealed the meaning behind it in her caption. “Have you seen the tattoo on the back of my neck before ???? It’s Hebrew, it’s a language written backwards,” she writes. “It says Mem Hey Shin and means healing.”

The only other thing we really know about this secret tattoo is that it’s Spears’s favorite of the bunch, even though it’s rarely seen. “It’s my favorite tattoo but ironically you never see it,” Spears writes. Considering everything she’s been through in the public eye throughout her life (enough to spur the #FreeBritney movement), we can definitely see why this tattoo holds such a big place in her heart. 

But, uh, does anyone else have like, a ton of questions about this? When did she get it? Who was it tattooed by? Are there any others she’s been hiding from us all this time? Come on, Brit, spare us the details!

This post originally appeared on Allure.


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Everything We Know About Virgin River Season 3

Virgin River is coming back for a third installment—and things are looking good for Mel and Jack. Here’s everything we know about season 3 of Netflix’s hit. Come back often: We’ll keep updating this post as more news becomes available. 

When will season 3 premiere?

Friday, July 9! Ten brand spanking new episodes will drop just in time for a summer binge.

What’s going to happen to Jack?

He was shot at the end of season 2; while the trailer makes it pretty clear he’s going to survive, there are definitely more twists ahead. As Doc tells him, “It would be a tragedy for you to go through life alone because of a misguided perception of the woman you love.” Okay, true!

Lizzie, meanwhile, might be in for some drama as well. “As we dive into Lizzie’s past and past relationships, it becomes very clear why someone like Ricky would be so attractive to her. And they both share a secret in season two that isn’t surprising from one of them and is super surprising from the other,” show runner Sue Tenney told TV Line.

Who is joining the cast?

All of the main characters from the first two seasons are returning, plus some new faces we can’t wait to meet. Good Housekeeping reports that the new additions include Zibby Allen as Jack’s ballsy lawyer sister, Degrassi’s Stacey Farber as Lilly’s daughter Tara, TCAOS‘ Jasmine Vega as Stella, and Kai Bradbury as Denny. Farber celebrated the news on Instagram, writing, “I’m so ready to live in the prettiest town on TV— Virgin River!✨🙌🏻🌲 Pack a pair of good boots and meet me there next season.”

Honestly, it all looks pretty dramatic…

Babies, fires, blindness, and medical problems! Deadline reports there will also be a divorce, a funeral, and a hurricane. Things are seriously heating up in this town, and even fans of the book series by Robyn Carr will probably be on the edge of their couch seats as they watch the drama unfold.

Are Congrats in Order for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani?

Maybe they just couldn’t wait any longer. Almost a year after getting engaged, some people think musical power couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton may have tied the knot. 

The pair were spotted taking a park walk on Saturday, June 12, with Stefani wearing a diamond band alongside her diamond engagement ring on her left hand. In the pictures, published on Page Six, Stefani’s new bling is clearly visible as she grips a water bottle.

The two singers met in 2014 as judges on NBC’s The Voice and were romantically linked in 2015, with each quietly leaving their spouse at the time. “It’s not something that anybody could have seen coming, besides God, I guess,” Shelton told Entertainment Tonight in 2016 about his relationship with Stefani. “It doesn’t look like it would make sense, you know? But all I can tell you is, it does. It just makes the most perfect sense for us and where we’re at in our lives. I tell people all the time, ‘Gwen saved my life last year.’ She did, and I think she would probably tell you something similar about me.” Shelton proposed in October 2020 in Oklahoma with a massive ring.

In February 2021, the pair’s pal and sometime The Voice judge Miley Cyrus volunteered to sing at their wedding, writing on Twitter, “I’ll be your wedding singer! I promise to be on my best behavior. Or worst. whatever you want! It’s your special day! Cheers to loving you both almost as much as you love each other!”

So, did Miley get her chance? Around the same time Stefani was spotted with her new ring, she posted a picture of herself to Instagram sipping wine and holding a gift, and the picture says, “she’s getting marriiieeeeed.” The Bride emoji is in the caption. We figured it was just a snap from the (probably epic) Gwen Stefani bachelorette party, but maybe the whole ceremony happened already?

Congrats, if so!

Chrissy Teigen Just Posted Another Apology for Bullying Courtney Stodden

The fallout from the Chrissy Teigen–Courtney Stodden bullying controversy continues. From the original accusations to Teigen’s reported decision to step down from a television role, here’s everything you need to know.

Chrissy Teigen left Twitter over online “negativity.”

On March 24, the model and cookbook author told followers that she was disabling her Twitter account as she could no longer “block out the negativity.”

“Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends,” Teigen began her Twitter thread that day. “But it’s time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.”

You can find most of the full thread here, as Teigen has since returned to the platform.

Courtney Stodden accused Chrissy Teigen of bullying.

Teigen’s announcement was almost immediately criticized by Courtney Stodden, who claimed Teigen had been bullying them on Twitter for years. TMZ shared screenshots of the alleged tweets, which range from statements like “I hate you” to “go. to sleep. forever.”

Back in 2011, Courtney Stodden first made headlines when they married acting coach Doug Hutchison when he was 51 years old and Stodden was just 16. This caused a firestorm in the press, which Stodden claimed, in a recent profile with the Daily Beast, brought on a tornado of harassment and bullying by the media and celebrities. 

“She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself,” Stodden claimed in May 2021, a few years after divorcing Hutchison in 2018. “Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.’”

Chrissy Teigen apologized for her past behavior.

“Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullshit in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll,” she wrote in another lengthy Twitter thread on May 12. “I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!” 

Teigen continued, “I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am. And I am so sorry I let you guys down. I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago.”

Stodden accepted the apology, but denied that Teigen reached out. 

“I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private,” Stodden wrote on Instagram on May 12. “In fact, she blocked me on Twitter. All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record.”

Teigen reportedly stepped down from her role in Never Have I Ever season 2.

According to a report from Variety on June 4, Teigen has stepped down from a previously planned voiceover role in a season 2 episode of the Mindy Kaling–helmed Netflix comedy Never Have I Ever.  

Teigen spoke out again in a new blog post. 

On June 14, the model posted a lengthy post on Medium. In this additional apology, Teigen described her past self as a “troll,” but says she’s “no longer the person who wrote those horrible things.”

Alex Rodriguez Spends Time With Ex-Wife Cynthia Scurtis After Split From Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez isn’t the only one spending time with an ex. Apparently, Alex Rodriguez has been reconnecting with his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis.

On Saturday, June 12, Rodriguez posted a series of Instagram photos from a recent workout with his ex-wife, including an Instagram story you can see here. “Cynthia is a world class mommy to our girls … wrapping ice though?!?!?! LOL,” he wrote over a video of Scurtis helping to ice his leg.

Scurtis and Rodriguez were married from 2002 to 2008 and share two daughters, Natasha and Ella. The former baseball player also featured his ex in some selfies posted to his Instagram grid from the workout. 

Alex Rodriguez and Cynthia Scurtis in 2007.

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Back in April, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez ended their engagement after two years of dating. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” they said in a joint statement to Today. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.” 

However, the split was reportedly more one-sided than the statement suggested. Later that month, a source told Us Weekly that Rodriguez was hoping to reconcile with his is ex-fiancé. “A-Rod will not give up on his and J. Lo’s relationship,” a source told the publication at the time. “He is willing to do anything to make it work.”

However, sources claim Rodriguez was just as shocked as the rest of us when Lopez reunited with her ex, Ben Affleck, in late April. “He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect,” a source told E! News. “He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him.”

 When asked by Page Six about their trip to Montana in early May, Rodriguez replied, “Go Yankees.”


Alex Rodriguez Spends Time With Ex-Wife After Split From Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez isn’t the only one spending time with an ex. Apparently, Alex Rodriguez has been reconnecting with his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis.

On Saturday, June 12, Rodriguez posted a series of Instagram photos from a recent workout with his ex-wife, including an Instagram story you can see here. “Cynthia is a world class mommy to our girls … wrapping ice though?!?!?! LOL,” he wrote over a video of Scurtis helping to ice his leg.

Scurtis and Rodriguez were married from 2002 to 2008 and share two daughters, Natasha and Ella. The former baseball player also featured his ex in some selfies posted to his Instagram grid from the workout. 

Alex Rodriguez and Cynthia Scurtis in 2007.

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Back in April, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez ended their engagement after two years of dating. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” they said in a joint statement to Today. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.” 

However, the split was reportedly more one-sided than the statement suggested. Later that month, a source told Us Weekly that Rodriguez was hoping to reconcile with his is ex-fiancé. “A-Rod will not give up on his and J. Lo’s relationship,” a source told the publication at the time. “He is willing to do anything to make it work.”

However, sources claim Rodriguez was just as shocked as the rest of us when Lopez reunited with her ex, Ben Affleck, in late April. “He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect,” a source told E! News. “He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him.”

 When asked by Page Six about their trip to Montana in early May, Rodriguez replied, “Go Yankees.”