Olivia Rodrigo Wore the Prettiest Blue-Purple Tutu Dress to Perform ‘Good 4 U’ at the VMAs

Olivia Rodrigo performed “Good 4 U” at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, bringing some much-needed 2000s angst to the ceremony. (OK, Rodrigo is only 18 years old, but her vibe is Avril Lavigne-meets Paramore-meets Hot Topic with some Taylor Swift thrown in.) 

Nominated for Artist of the Year, Best New Artist, Song of the Year (for “Drivers License”), Push Performance of the Year (for “Drivers License”) and Best Pop (for “Good 4 U”), Rodrigo rocked the stage like a seasoned legend. And, like I said, she’s only 18. 

Her blue-and-purple tutu dress was a serve. There was choreography! Angsty vocals!  Pyrotechnics! And she cracked the camera at the end! 

Her inspiration and mentor Taylor Swift was also nominated for her song and video “Willow,” as well as for Artist of the Year. Hosted by Doja Cat, the MTV VMAs was originally going to feature a performance from Rodrigo’s fellow pop queen Lorde, but she dropped out a week or so before the event. Other performers from the night included Camila Cabello, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, and Shawn Mendes.

Olivia Rodrigo has been on a hot streak lately, with her debut album Sour charting for weeks, the second season of her show High School Musical: The Musical: The Series dropping on Disney Plus, and of course, a visit to our nation’s capital to encourage her fellow Zoomers to get vaccinated.

“I am beyond honored and humbled to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination,” she said. “I am in awe of the work President Biden and Dr. Fauci have done and was happy to help lend my support.”

And Biden himself tweeted, “Olivia Rodrigo is stopping by the White House today with a clear message to young people: get vaccinated. It’s the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the dangerous new COVID-19 variants.”

Simone Biles Looks Like a Disney Princess at the 2021 MTV VMAs

Simone Biles attended the 2021 MTV VMAs on Sunday, September 12, and she looked gorgeous in a one-strap, baby-pink dress. In fact, I’d venture to say she was channeling a Disney princess. An Olympic medal-winning Disney princess.

See the look for yourself below. 

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The 2021 MTV VMAs ceremony was the first major event Simone Biles has attended since the Tokyo Olympics, in which she withdrew from a few categories after experiencing the “twisties.” The 24-year-old still won a bronze and silver medal at the Games, though, and she opened up about her experience on Instagram. 

“Definitely not the way I planned the olympics going but I wouldn’t change anything for the world,” she wrote. “I’m proud of myself and the career I’ve had thus far. this olympics doesn’t erase the past accomplishments I’ve achieved nor does it define who I am as an athlete. I’ve pushed through so much the past couple years , the word quitter is not in my vocabulary. for some of you that may be how you define me but keep talking because I can’t hear you over my 7 olympic medals which tied me for the most decorated gymnast EVER as well as most decorated american gymnast.”

She echoed this sentiment in a separate IG post, writing, “Not at all how I imagined or dreamed my second olympics would go but blessed to represent the usa. I’ll forever cherish this unique olympic experience. thanks everyone for the endless love and support. I’m truly grateful – leaving Tokyo with 2 more Olympic medals to add to my collection isn’t too shabby!”Not too shabby indeed. 

Since the Olympics, Biles has been living her best life, taking some much-needed R&R both with friends and her football player boyfriend, Jonathan Owens. This gorgeous VMAs look is just another examples of her being iconic. 

Here’s the Complete List of Winners at the 2021 MTV VMAs

The MTV VMAs 2021 ceremony was action-packed. Doja Cat hosted (and performed)! Olivia Rodrigo took the stage! As did Lil Nas X! And some of them were VMA winners, as well.

The VMA winners for 2021 run the gamut from pop to rap to alternative rock. All these artists now have to figure out something pivotal: Where to proudly display their Moon Person at home. Maybe the VMA 2021 winners should consult Madonna, who’s won the most VMAs in history. Twenty! 

See the full list of MTV VMAs 2021 winners, below. We’ll keep updating this post live as they’re announced.

Push Performance of the Year

Wallows: “Are You Bored Yet?” 

Ashnikko: “Daisy” 

Saint Jhn: “Gorgeous” 

24kGoldn: “Coco” 

JC Stewart: “Break My Heart” 

Latto: “Sex Lies” 

Madison Beer: “Selfish” 

The Kid Laroi: “Without You” 

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo: “Drivers License” 

Girl in Red: “Serotonin” 

Fousheé: “My Slime” 

Jxdn: “Think About Me”

Best K-pop

(G)I-DLE: “Dumdi Dumdi” 

Blackpink and Selena Gomez: “Ice Cream” 

WINNER: BTS – “Butter” 

Monsta X: “Gambler” 

Seventeen: “Ready to love” 

Twice: “Alcohol-Free” 

Song of the Year

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior: “Mood” 

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”  

BTS: “Dynamite” 

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion: “WAP” 

Dua Lipa: “Levitating” 

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo: “Drivers License”

Group of the Year

WINNER: BTS 

Blackpink 

CNCO 

Foo Fighters 

Jonas Brothers 

Maroon 5 

Silk Sonic 

Twenty One Pilots

Best Breakthrough Song

Masked Wolf: “Astronaut in the Ocean”

WINNER: Claire Rosinkranz: “Backyard Boy”

Bella Poarch: “Build a B*tch”

Young Baby Tate ft. Flo Milli: “I Am”

Whoheem: “Let’s Link”

Best Pop

Ariana Grande: “Positions” 

Billie Eilish: “Therefore I Am” 

BTS: “Butter” 

Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness” 

WINNER: Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon: “Peaches” 

Olivia Rodrigo: “Good 4 U”

Shawn Mendes: “Wonder” 

Taylor Swift: “Willow” 

So This Is Why Chloe Bailey Is Wearing a Spoon Necklace at the 2021 VMAs

Chloe X Halle—sisters Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey—took on the red carpet at the 2021 MTV VMAs with clear eyes, full hearts, and a teaspoon. 

The always-chic R&B sister duo stopped to chat outside the awards show, where Chloe Bailey will be performing “Have Mercy,” her debut single as a solo artist. They were, as always, charming and gracious. 

And possibly, hungry. Around Chloe’s neck is what looks like—forgive me—a plastic passport pouch, the kind an anxious tourist might wear while driving a minivan into Canada. Encased in the pouch, what else? A tarnished silver teaspoon. The mind reels. The Twitterverse asks why. The stomach—every so subtly—grumbles. 

Some fan theories: 

Why did Chloe Bailey wearing a silver spoon as a necklace to the 2021 VMAs? Is it part of her new Etsy jewelry collection? We checked; it’s not. At press time, a Google for “Chloe Bailey spoon” turned up little in the way of history. It also doesn’t echo any of the looks in the (cutlery-free) music video for “Have Mercy.” 

Is Chloe Bailey making a statement about those who are born with a “silver spoon” in their mouths—an expression that refers to those who were born into wealth? Is she making an environmentalist nod to reusable flatware over landfill-bound plastic cutlery? Does it represent—as many on social media suggested—that she is a diva who plans to eat tonight? 

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The explanation is more simple—she’s wearing a look from the Italian fashion house Marni. The spoon isn’t an additional accessory, it’s part of the outfit, which debuted in February 2021 as part of the brand’s fall-winter collection. L’Officiel reported at the time that Marni creative director Francesco Risso “presented the Fall/Winter 2021 collection via a series of videos where models shared in joyful meals together, a reminder of pre-pandemic life.” 

Thus, our answer: The spoon that hangs around Chloe’s neck is be a pandemic-era reminder of the simple pleasure of breaking bread with friends. Also, perhaps, the enduring joy of soup. 

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter. 

See Every Look From the 2021 MTV VMAs Red Carpet

The MTV VMAs 2021 ceremony went down on Sunday, September 12, and the A-list guests showed up and showed out on the red carpet.

Seriously, these VMAs red carpet looks were absolutely fire. Bold colors! Interesting cuts! And of course several stunning hair and makeup moments. The MTV VMAs 2021 ceremony marks a step towards normalcy in terms of live events; while COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, vaccinations make public gatherings a little easier. And the VMA red carpet is proof of that. 

Below, check out all the looks from the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. Warning: Fashion inspiration ahead. 

Britney Spears Revealed She’s Engaged to Sam Asghari, and Her Ring Is Stunning

Britney Spears is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari, she revealed on Instagram Sunday, September 12. 

Naturally, the ring is stunning. Spears showed it off in a cute video alongside Asghari. The two look so happy, and Spears looks gorgeous with new red highlights in her hair. 

“The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication, and love expressed to them,” Asghari’s manager Brandon Cohen shared in a statement, according to People, adding he is “proud to celebrate and confirm the engagement.”

“I cant’ fucking believe it,” Spears wrote on Instagram alongside several ring emojis. She added one heart emoji for good measure. Asghari also shared the news to his Instagram grid: 

“He’s ready for marriage and kids with Britney and is serious about the relationship. She wants to take that next step and have that full life with him,” a source told People about Asghari. “As a couple they’ve hidden how they’ve really felt even from people close to them because they were anxious and scared, but now it’s all out there.”

And Asghari himself told Forbes, “My priorities in life are to remain humble and understand where I came from and where I’m going. I want to take my career to the next step when it comes to acting. I want to take my relationship to the next step, as well. I don’t mind becoming a father. I want to be a young dad.”

Britney Spears met Sam Asghari in 2016 on the set of her music video for “Slumber Party.”  He’s been her rock ever since—and a vocal supporter of the #FreeBritney movement, which aims to end the conservatorship Spears has been under for 13 years.  The pop icon had a legal victory last week when her father, Jamie, officially filed a petition to end her conservatorship

Congrats, you two!

Ben Affleck Blocks Aggressive Fan From Taking a Selfie With Him and Jennifer Lopez

“In the past, Jennifer’s mom and Ben were very close,” the source says. “Guadalupe loved Ben. She was sad when they couldn’t work things out years ago. She is thrilled that they are back together now.”

“Jennifer is very close with her mom. It’s very important to her that the person she is with gets along with her mom,” they add. “Jennifer loves that Ben and Guadalupe hung out in Las Vegas. They both love gambling and had fun together at the Wynn hotel.”

Lopez in L.A. in June 2021

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Affleck in L.A. in June 2021

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June 14, 2021: The pair are spotted making out at dinner in a pretty public display of affection—and there’s been no holding back since. 

June 25, 2021: The pair share a private date night at Avra Beverly Hills Estiatorio, per People. “They enjoyed Mediterranean food in one of the private dining rooms. Jen looked amazing. They were both in a great mood,” a source tells People. “Ben always looks very happy when he is with Jen.”

We believe it! In one photo from the evening, Lopez can be seen smiling from ear to ear. The source adds, “She spends as much time with Ben as possible.”

July 4, 2021: The pair spend the holiday weekend in the Hamptons wearing matching outfits

July 6, 2021: In a new interview with with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Lopez says she’s having the “best time of my life.”

July 13, 2021: Fans notice that Lopez “liked” a picture of Affleck posted by a fan account. In the photo Affleck relaxes on the set of The Town, looking swole in a Believe in Boston T-shirt. Thirst-ay.

July 15, 2021: The couple are photographed outside a $65 million mansion they were reportedly scoping out while house-hunting in Holmby Hills (a fancy neighborhood of Los Angeles). In the photos, which you can see here, Affleck snags a kiss either before or after their tour of the home. 

However, TMZ reports that Affleck was simply escorting Lopez on her own house tour and that the pair “aren’t ready to shack up together…at least not yet.”

July 24, 2021: It finally happened, y’all! On the pop star’s 52nd birthday, Lopez posted a picture of her and Ben Affleck making out on her Instagram feed. It was the fourth slide of the photo carousel, but that still counts as Instagram-official! It also may be the hottest photo ever taken. 

August 2021: This month has been all about the kids. On August 15, Lopez is reportedly spotted with her 13-year-old daughter, Emme, picking up a few gifts for Ben Affleck’s daughters, 15-year-old Violet and 12-year-old Seraphina Affleck. “When she stopped by the Made by Mary jewelry station, she and Emme picked out several ‘birth flower necklaces,’ including two for Ben’s daughters,” one guest at producer Jennifer Klein’s exclusive Day of Indulgence event tells People, adding that Lopez planned to bring the gifts to Affleck’s 49th-birthday gathering later that evening. 

One week later Lopez and Affleck take a family trip to a performance of Hamilton at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, according to TMZ. On August 21, they keep the fun going at Magic Castle in Los Angeles.

“Since Jennifer and Ben are in it for the long run, it’s just a natural step that they all spend time together with the kids,” a source tells People. “They are not trying to rush anything, but they want all the kids to get to know each other. They are making the last few days of summer as fun as they can. Soon it’s back to school and work.”

September 2021: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck made their red carpet debut as a couple. On September 10, the pair got very cozy—and even shared a kiss—at the Venice Film Festival premiere of Affleck’s new film, The Last Duel.

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 10: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attend the red carpet of the movie “The Last Duel” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 10, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)Stefania D’Alessandro
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As the pair were leaving the festival on September 11, Affleck played knight in shining armor when an aggressive stranger reportedly looking for a selfie got way too close to the couple. Before security stepped in, People reports that Affleck blocked the maskless man and pushed him away. See the photos here

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Kate Middleton’s Younger Brother Just Got Married

Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed is a married man! We don’t know when the Hollywood heartthrob tied the knot, but his secret wedding was held “recently.” In an interview on the Grounded podcast January 11, Ahmed casually mentioned his wife, despite zero reports that the actor was anything but single. 

Per Us Weekly, host Louis Theroux quickly asked how long Ahmed has been married. “Not very long, actually,” Ahmed replied. “It’s the first time I’ve ever mentioned it in an interview. So, congratulations on this incredibly exciting scoop.” The actor did not disclose his wife’s name, presumably for privacy reasons. 

However, he appeared on The Tonight Show on January 13 and gave more details. He told host Jimmy Fallon that he married author Fatima Farheen Mirz, and the wedding was “super intimate.” Watch the full interview here. 

Gwyneth Paltrow Just Gave Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez the Ex-Girlfriend Seal of Approval

Ben Affleck just got another seal of approval from an ex over his rekindled relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

On September 11, Gwyneth Paltrow showed her support for the couple in a sweet Instagram comment after one of Lopez’s stylists, Mariel Haenn, shared a photo from their red carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival

“Okay, this is cute,” Paltrow wrote underneath the slideshow of Bennifer 2.0 staring into each other’s eyes and kissing at the premiere of Affleck’s new movie, The Last Duel. Lopez looked particularly stunning in a white couture dress by Georges Shobeika, while Affleck was handsome as ever in a classic tuxedo. 

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While Affleck’s relationship with Lopez from 2002-2004 was heavily documented and immortalized in pop culture history, fans of Paltrow didn’t forget that the Goop mogul also dated the Good Will Hunting actor on and off for years until 2000. The former couple met in 1997 and costarred in two films together, Shakespeare In Love (1998) and the rom-com Bounce (2000). 

“Girl!! You are the coolest for your comment!!!” one fan replied to Paltrow, per E!, while another wrote “move on game is unmatched” in the comments of a screenshot of the interaction by @commentsbycelebs. Obviously, it’s been over 20 years, but it’s still always nice to see exes supporting exes.

Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998.

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Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t Ben Affleck’s only ex who approves of Jennifer Lopez. Back when reports that the couple had reunited after 20 years were still mostly unconfirmed rumors, a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight that “[Jennifer Garner] isn’t bothered by Ben hanging out with J.Lo or anyone else. She wants what is best for Ben.” At the time, the source also said, “What matters most to her is Ben being a great dad….They’ve been in a good groove when it comes to co-parenting for a while, and their kids’ happiness is Jen’s main priority.”

Garner and Affleck were married from 2005-2018 and share three children together. Lopez has two kids with her ex-husband, Marc Antony. In June, another source shared that “J. Lo has Jennifer Garner’s seal of approval.” That insider also told Us Weekly that “J. Lo thinks Jennifer is a kind and wonderful person and an amazing mother.”


Gwyneth Paltrow Just Gave Bennifer the Ex-Girlfriend Seal of Approval

Ben Affleck just got another seal of approval from an ex over his rekindled relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

On September 11, Gwyneth Paltrow showed her support for the couple in a sweet Instagram comment after one of Lopez’s stylists, Mariel Haenn, shared a photo from their red carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival

“Okay, this is cute,” Paltrow wrote underneath the slideshow of Bennifer 2.0 staring into each other’s eyes and kissing at the premiere of Affleck’s new movie, The Last Duel. Lopez looked particularly stunning in a white couture dress by Georges Shobeika, while Affleck was handsome as ever in a classic tuxedo. 

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While Affleck’s relationship with Lopez from 2002-2004 was heavily documented and immortalized in pop culture history, fans of Paltrow didn’t forget that the Goop mogul also dated the Good Will Hunting actor on and off for years until 2000. The former couple met in 1997 and costarred in two films together, Shakespeare In Love (1998) and the rom-com Bounce (2000). 

“Girl!! You are the coolest for your comment!!!” one fan replied to Paltrow, per E!, while another wrote “move on game is unmatched” in the comments of a screenshot of the interaction by @commentsbycelebs. Obviously, it’s been over 20 years, but it’s still always nice to see exes supporting exes.

Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998.

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Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t Ben Affleck’s only ex who approves of Jennifer Lopez. Back when reports that the couple had reunited after 20 years were still mostly unconfirmed rumors, a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight that “[Jennifer Garner] isn’t bothered by Ben hanging out with J.Lo or anyone else. She wants what is best for Ben.” At the time, the source also said, “What matters most to her is Ben being a great dad….They’ve been in a good groove when it comes to co-parenting for a while, and their kids’ happiness is Jen’s main priority.”

Garner and Affleck were married from 2005-2018 and share three children together. Lopez has two kids with her ex-husband, Marc Antony. In June, another source shared that “J. Lo has Jennifer Garner’s seal of approval.” That insider also told Us Weekly that “J. Lo thinks Jennifer is a kind and wonderful person and an amazing mother.”