Kim Kardashian Is Releasing a Documentary About Her Fight for Criminal Justice Reform

In 2018, Kim Kardashian turned her massive platform toward an unexpected cause: criminal justice reform. That year, Kim Kardashian petitioned President Trump to commute the prison sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman who’d been incarcerated since 1996 for a nonviolent drug charge. Kardashian’s lobbying led to Johnson’s full pardon, but her fight for criminal justice reform hasn’t stopped since then—and audiences will soon get a much closer look at her work.

The reality star is releasing a documentary, Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, that will take viewers behind-the-scenes of her work in criminal justice reform. Viewers will follow Kardashian and a team of legal experts as they examine four cases in which prisoners may have been unfairly sentenced. The two-hour documentary premieres on Oxygen on April 5 at 8 p.m.

“There are a lot of people who deserve a second chance, but many do not have the resources to make it happen,” Kardashian said in a statement released by Oxygen. “I want to help elevate these cases to a national level to effect change, and this documentary is an honest depiction of me learning about the system and helping bring tangible results to justice reform.”

From what we’ve seen so far, the documentary is a revealing look at the effort that goes into pardoning unfair sentences, and how far Kardashian has gone to learn about the issue. In the trailer, the KKW mogul speaks with prisoners who had been handed life sentences for nonviolent offenses. She also lobbies public officials and collaborates with legal teams to facilitate earlier releases. (You’ll have to watch to find out if she’s successful.)

The documentary is only two hours, but it covers a life-changing experience for Kardashian. “I went into this knowing nothing, and then my heart completely opened up,” she says in the trailer. “People deserve a second chance.”

This documentary won’t be the last we see of the star’s work in criminal justice reform. In an interview with Vogue last April, Kardashian revealed that she plans to become a lawyer and will take the bar exam in 2022. She made the decision to pursue law after seeing a “really good result” with her work on Johnson’s case. “I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,” she told Vogue. “I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”

Watch the trailer for Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project below.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are ‘No Longer Working Members of the Royal Family’

After days of negotiations, the royal family has decided what’s next for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The verdict? They are indeed stepping down from their senior royal positions and are “no longer working members of the royal family.”

Sussex Royal, the official Instagram account of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, released a written statement from Queen Elizabeth on Saturday, January 18. In it, Queen Elizabeth says that, “I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.”

She continues, “I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life. I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth, and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of our family.”

The details for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new arrangement were outlined in a separate statement from Buckingham Palace. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will still be referred to as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but they will no longer use “HRH” titles. The couple are officially no longer working members of the royal family and can no longer formally represent the Queen. However, the couple assures that “everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.”

Financial arrangements were also shared in Buckingham Palace’s statement. The couple will repay the taxpayer money that contributed to the refurbishment of their royal residence, Frogmore Cottage. They’ll also stop receiving public funds for royal duties.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new arrangement will go into effect sometime this spring, per the statement from Buckingham Palace. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.”

This story is developing, but we’ll continue to update this post with details.

Meghan Markle, a True Friend, Volunteered for Airport Pickup Duty

Meghan Markle is currently laying low in Vancouver while Prince Harry negotiates with his family about the couple’s decision to step down from senior royal duties. And, apparently, she’s really leaning into commoner life.

The Duchess was spotted picking up her friend, pilates instructor Heather Dorak, from Vancouver’s Victoria International Airport on Thursday (January 16). Markle didn’t arrive at Arrivals in a motorcade—in fact, the The Daily Mail obtained pic of Markle driving herself and a security guard to the airport. (She was wearing a very casual black beanie and chic sunglasses for the trip.)

The rest of the encounter was as low-key as you’d expect from a woman who’s consciously uncoupling from royal life. Markle and Dorak were photographed smiling and sharing a quick hug in the car before Markle drove away. We’d be just as happy if we touched down for a visit with the Duchess of Sussex and didn’t even need to call an Uber.

Details about Dorak’s visit to Markle’s Vancouver residence haven’t been shared. But we can only assume her visit will include plenty of face time with Baby Archie, yoga (Markle’s favorite workout), and a Suits marathon for old time’s sake.

Dorak and Markle have been friends since the time when the Duchess still operated her personal Instagram account. The pair met in Los Angeles, where Markle reportedly took classes through Dorak’s Pilates Platinum brand. Dorak was also among friends including Priyanka Chopra and Serena Williams who attended Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding in 2018.

Markle has only been seen a handful of times since she and Prince Harry made their big announcement. On Tuesday (January 14), she visited Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre to discuss “issues affecting women in the community.” And Reports from Us Weekly say Markle has been spotted running errands in Vancouver. Markle was seen pulling into a drugstore parking lot, once again driving herself, on Sunday (January 12).

Despite the change in their royal status, the couple still has major plans for the future, including launching a new “charitable entity,” as well as splitting their time between the U.K. and North America.

Joe From ‘You’ Is a Murderer, But Some Women Would Date Him

Brittani, a 30-year-old nurse, says she would “Absolutely not” go out with Joe. (“He murders people at the drop of a hat. No thank you.”) But she says she enjoys hearing his inner monologue and “brutally honest” opinions. “I also admire how smart and organized he can be,” she says. Other women describe Joe as “sexy” and “ready to do anything for loved ones,” even knowing what they know about the character.

And many women say that Joe reminds them of men they’ve already dated, who they describe as stalkers and abusers. One woman I spoke to said of Joe, “Knowing what I know, I wouldn’t even look [Joe’s] way. I wouldn’t even want to associate with him for fear of not only my life but anyone I know, as well.”

“I’ve had many men become obsessed with me in my lifetime and it’s not fun,” she says. “In fact, it can turn scary real quick!” These men, she says, “go to extreme lengths” to keep other people from being close to you. “Maybe [they haven’t] killed anyone in a literal sense but they slowly kill who you are and your other relationships,” she says.

Another You fan I interviewed spoke about how she’s currently reconsidering her relationship with her husband, who she says exhibited “similar behavioral traits” to Joe at the beginning of their relationship.

“The writer was brilliant in making the character Joe,” she says. “They made him exhibit loyal behaviors most women (or men, for that matter) long for in a self-absorbed world. People justify Joe’s wrongdoing because it’s morally intertwined with a justified feeling from their perspective.”

Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg on ‘You’Beth Dubber/Netflix

Shymaa agrees. “The writer gave people what they wanna see in themselves,” she says. “It’s a criminal reflection of most people’s true selves…especially women. I mean, don’t we just love ‘light stalking’ our partners sometimes?” To many people, identifying with the characters on the show, and particularly lusting after Joe, is crazy. But a lot of female fans made it clear that they are able to see even the bloodiest storylines as allegorical, even while acknowledging that those same storylines (stalking, killing, sex crimes), however dramatized on You, are very real threats in their lives.

Watching their own worst nightmares come true on screen—the same way huge numbers of women devour true-crime podcasts and binge SVU episodes—is how women have always experienced entertainment. At least, many seem to be saying, let the made up perpetrator be really, really hot.

Badgley has claimed that interest in Joe, interest even in You, is a sign of our own moral corruption. “In a more just society, we would all see Joe as problematic and not be interested in the show, but that’s not the society we live in,” he said.

But the women who professed love and desire for Joe seem perfectly aware that he’s problematic. They’re used to problematic men. They’re used to risking violence when they go on dates.

They’re chasing desire in an unjust world. An anavrin, as the show puts it—a twisted, backwards, nirvana.

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. Follow her on Twitter @JeanValjenny.

Buttercream Blond Is the Prettiest New Hair Color for 2020

If the new year has you itching to make a hair change, consider going over to the light side. While winter is generally reserved for going darker, stylists say there’s been an uptick in requests for warm, buttery golds and rich champagnes this season. The coolest takes on the trend (which Popsugar officially dubbed “buttercream blond”), is the easiest way to get in on it.

Essentially, buttercream blond is a natural, creamy blonde with tons of dimension. Because of the mix of colors, it looks naturally sun-kissed, and the mix of warm and cool highlights means it’s flattering across different skin tones. Instead of a harsh, bright, one-note blond, buttercream swirls ribbons of champagne, honey, and baby blond for an easy-lived in look.

While it’s easiest to get the shade if you’re already a blond, it’s not impossible to incorporate elements of the shade into darker hair as well. Below, hairstylist Lauren Grummel breaks down three variations on the trend.

Bright and light

Lauren Grummel 

“This color works best if you’re already naturally light and in the blond family,” says Grummel of this look that’s bright blond from root to tip and heavier on the cream than the butter. She explains that this shade can be done in one sitting if you’re already blond, but be prepared to be in the chair for a couple hours. To keep the buttery dimension, she says to ask your stylist for a full highlight with bright pops throughout: “Tone it more neutral or cool to get a few white pieces to really pop.”

Buttery Blond

Lauren Grummel 

This is a true buttercream blond with a mix of warm highlights with a few pops of brightness. Grummel says this is a great entry into blond if you have light or medium brown hair. For this particular shade, Grummel lightened the base color to start, and then added full highlights for the brighter pieces, leaving some of her natural color for dimension. If you’ve previously colored your hair, it can effect the time it takes to transition to blond, so Grummel recommends really planning with your stylist before making the jump.

Warm Buttercream

Lauren Grummel 

“This shade of buttercream is great for clients who want a little something and don’t want to commit to blond all over,” says Grummel of this warmer blond-dipped look. She loves this shade because it’s very low maintenance, and it’s easy to transition to if you’re brunette. Ask your stylist for “brighter pieces around your face with pops of lightness through your ends, plus lived-in highlights through your crown.”

Scroll on for more of our favorite buttercream blond hair ideas, and get ready to call your salon.

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

Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds Had a Hilarious Sing-Off For Betty White’s 98th Birthday

Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, and Betty White all starred in the 2009 romantic comedy The Proposal, and it seems they’ve kept in touch since then. Exhibit A: This truly hilarious video Reynolds posted of himself and Bullock for White’s 98th birthday on Friday, January 17. The clip starts with the two actors singing “Happy Birthday” to White back and forth. Then, Reynolds goes rogue and starts a joking rant about how he loves White more than Bullock does.

“What does Sandy do for you every year?” Reynolds quips. “Like, show up and hand-deliver flowers for you wearing nothing but black socks and a dozen gold bracelets? Just like you requested? Doubt it.” Reynolds’s talking is intercut with Bullock still singing “Happy Birthday” like nothing is going on.

Honestly, the video deserves an Oscar. Watch it for yourself, below, because you deserve a little joy.

The Proposal, if you don’t remember, centers on a woman (Bullock) who fakes a relationship with her assistant (Reynolds) in order to avoid being deported back to Canada. Betty White plays Reynolds’s grandmother in the film. It grossed over $317.4 million at the box office and earned Bullock a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

©Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection

In an interview with Parade a few years back, White joked that the secret to her long life has been vodka and hot dogs. But she did offer some sage advice for people: “Enjoy life,” she said. “Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look.”

Having Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock do a sing-off for your birthday certainly counts as “great stuff,” in my opinion.

How to Wear a Headband, According to Celebrities

If there’s any doubt in your mind as to how to wear a headband, now is the time to sort it out. With the the reboot of Gossip Girl on the horizon, and celebs from Jessica Alba to Zendaya wearing the accessory, the headband trend isn’t going away any time soon.

The throwback piece had a resurgence back in 2008, at the height of Blair Waldorf’s queen-bee aesthetic. It didn’t return until a decade later, thanks in part to milk braids and Prada, who sent padded nylon headbands down its spring 2019 runway. Somewhere in the middle, there was Kate Middleton and her tiara-like headbands, Chrissy Teigen’s ‘Headband of the Day’ (#HBOTD) series, and Instagram’s most-followed who made you want to buy into the middle-schooler’s starter pack.

Sure, you may look back in ten years and question your #OOTDs, but don’t let that stop you from wearing a headband now. Like scrunchies, bows, and butterfly clips, the hair accessory craze is here to stay. And we’re cool with that. Be it a padded, leather, or embellished style, a headband is an easy way to look put-together and maybe channel some Prada-girl energy while you’re at it.

But headbands are like cowboy hats in that you can’t exactly wear one timidly—you have to own it. So, rather than slipping one on as an afterthought, we looked to a few of our favorite celebs for styling tips on how to wear a headband with intention. Emma Roberts added a knotted red one to contrast her monochromatic look, while Kaia Gerber went full-on ’90s with a bandana and cropped cardi. Some break out the hair accessory whenever they need to hide a bad hair day, while others like Jessica Alba are making it part of their red carpet looks. Either way, we pored over some of their best outfits, and added look-alike shopping options. Here are nine ways to wear a headband in 2020.

Chrissy Teigen

Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

You’ll never get to hold hands with John Legend, but you can fall in love with the way Chrissy Teigen’s Jennifer Behr headband levels-up up your look. Layer your dress over jeans, and swap the Alexandre Birman heels for boots so you can wear this weekend brunch outfit even in the heart of winter.

Jennifer Behr Triple Rosette Hammered Silk Headband

Moda Operandi

$325

Buy Now

Classic Straight Jeans: Selvedge Edition

Madewell

$148

Buy Now

Loveshackfancy Floral Ruffle Cotton Dress

Nordstrom

$395

Buy Now

Anthropologie Knotted Headband

Anthropologie

$18

Buy Now

Bella Hadid

VAEM, SBCH, CAMA

I Help People Pick Wedding Rings for a Living. Here’s How I Found My Own

Nicholson doesn’t believe in putting down any particular type of ring style—“everyone has different preferences and that’s great. How it should it,” she says—but for customers like herself who prefer something a bit more unique and personal, she warns shoppers to be cautious of designs that have a sudden surge in popularity. “We definitely try to go for styles where you can’t pinpoint the era that they’re from,” she says. “They kind of look vintage but they look modern also.”

This isn’t to say that every recently trendy style, such as a halo cut or cluster rings, should be avoided. But customers should look beyond them in order to determine what truly speaks to their taste. “I like the idea of buying the piece that you’ll keep forever, but sometimes it is really hard to tell if you’re falling into a trend or really just eyeing something you truly love,” she says. She recommends two ways to find clarity.

First, do some historical digging for inspiration from 40, 50, or 100 years ago. “Don’t just look at what you’re being marketed with. Do a little bit of research on what rings looked like over time. Does anything speak to you more than the one you got targeted by 10 times today on Instagram?”

Second, Nicholson says buying a forever ring is about considering the materials as closely as you would the design. Alternative stones such as emeralds, sapphires, morganite, or opal may be beautiful, but customers should be aware that they’re not as hard as a diamond, she explains. Metals such as 18-karat gold and G-color, VS-clarity diamonds will retain their value over time, even if your taste should change. “If in 10 years this [ring] is really not what you want to wear, then you reset it and adapt it to modern times,” Nicholson suggests; she stresses that both parties in a relationship should be on the same page about this possibility walking into that purchase.

A Ceremony ring

Courtesy of Chelsea Nicholson

For further ring-shopping resources, Nicholson shares that Ceremony is relaunching its own site on December 26 to introduce a video concierge service that helps shoppers through the overwhelming process of selecting a diamond. “We search for each stone as we’re working with the customer,” she explains. The site’s new feature provides a more one-on-one experience to make sure every ring has the look and budget that fits each customer.

Ceremony is one of many brands who set a new precedent for the bridal industry and also focus on allowing individuals to decide for themselves what commitment and partnership looks like. Other examples include brands like Lein, which creates dresses to be worn for the wedding day and any day after; fellow jewelry brand Anna Sheffield, famous for its stackable engagement and wedding rings in unique materials; and Zola, a site that allows couples to create a registry for their honeymoon adventure or a charity close to their hearts instead of asking for a toaster or a gravy boat.

Ceremony is a for-profit business, but it’s also one that opens up questions about why people marry, how they marry, and how they choose to show their commitment through a piece of jewelry. For Nicholson, that symbol is a tri-stone ring; for her fiance, it’s the Rowan III, a wider gold ring. “I got him an engagement ring too,” she says, sharing another unconventional approach to engagement rings, which are almost exclusively marketed for women to wear. “Because we’re having a two year engagement, it’s kind of weird that I’m wearing a ring for two years and he doesn’t have one, so he has a ring that he wears every day.”

How to Wear Boots in the Warmest (and Chicest) Way This Winter

Snow boots are the unsung hero of wintertime. They’re reliable, comfortable, and dependable—but not many people see them as stylish, and that’s a huge oversight. Sure, your favorite pair of duck boots may not seem fashionable at first, but they absolutely work when they’re paired with the right outfit. In fact, once you’ve figured out how to wear snow boots with style, you won’t want to put on another shoe ever again. Even during summertime. Catch me this Memorial Day at the pool wearing a bathing suit and duck boots.

OK, I’m kidding. We’ll most likely retire our winter boots come April, which will be sad because they’ve never looked better. Still not convinced? Here’s what inspired me to change up how I wear them:

Pair with skinny jeans or leggings

Like Aubrey Plaza does in this photo. This helps show off the color and details of your boot. Wear like this if you have a pair in an electric shade.

Getty Images

Debra Messing achieves a similar look in the photo, below.

Getty Images

As does Jenny Slate here.

Getty Images

Wear jeans with a cuff

Elizabeth Olsen braved the snow a few years back wearing jeans and duck boots. But instead of putting the pant leg over the boot, she opted for a slight cuff. The result? The boot looks like an intentional part of the outfit as opposed to just something for utility.

Getty Images

Go for monochromatic

Always a sleek option. This is yet another way to show the boots are a necessary component to your look. Hilary Swank has the right idea here.

Getty Images

Add big accessories

Like Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s oversize red bag and black hat in this photo. Your go-to snow boots can sometimes look plain, so balance them out with more extravagant items.

Getty Images

And last but not least: color-blocking

Notice how the brown and black in Octavia Spencer‘s duck boots match her pants, sweater, and jacket. Coordination like that brings a whole outfit together.

Getty Images

23 Best Body Washes for Women, According to Glamour Editors

Odds are you’ve been using the same body wash for years. No shame in that, but have you ever stopped to think about what the best body wash for women actually is? Or wonder if there could possibly be a better one out there for you? Body wash may be the most underrated beauty item in your routine, but it shouldn’t be. It’s the first product that touches your skin, one of the few things you use every day, and practically functions as your signature scent.

Too sweet or too floral and you can end up smelling like bad teen memories, while anything in the woodsy family can err on the side of overly-perfumed. Sometimes it’s all about the extra-bubbly lather or cooling gel; other times, our only incentive to even take a shower is to soothe dry, itchy skin. Either way, your body wash needs to be worthy of the Arctic journey from bed to shower.

At Glamour, our editors are just as particular about the products they use on their bodies as they are about the ones they put on their faces, so we decided to put 23 of the best body washes for women to the test. Here are the ones with our seal of approval.

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.