We Need to Talk About That Gilmore Girls Episode Where Rory Steals a Yacht

The crime? Grand theft on the high seas. (Actually, the judge says it’s “criminal mischief in the third degree, which is a misdemeanor.)

The motive? Losing her damn mind after her boyfriend’s dad attempts to destroy her. And honestly? Fair! As much as I am not a Rory Gilmore fan, as much as I wish she would enunciate and show more interest in her friends’ lives and stop being so infuriatingly cutesy, this is very relatable.

In episode 21, Rory, who is sadly wearing a T-shirt under her dress, sits down with her boyfriend’s dad, Mitchum Huntzberger, who is also her boss. Rory’s lifelong dream is to be a reporter; Mitchum is one of the most powerful media men in the world. The Huntzberger family has shown her the cold shoulder (because Rory’s family rode second class on the Mayflower or something), but Mitchum has given her a summer internship and a chance to prove herself.

“I’ve worked with a lot of young people over the years,” Mitchum, who is handsome and scary, tells her, smiling. “I’ve got a pretty good gut sense for people’s strengths and weaknesses. Whether they have that certain something to make it in journalism.” He goes on, “And I have to tell you: You don’t got it. Now guts can be wrong—mine’s been wrong before, but not often…I just don’t think you really have the drive.”

“You’d make a great assistant,” he adds.

Rory defends herself (impressive, I would be weeping uninterrupted strands of snot at this point) and the next thing we know, she is down at the marina, accusing Logan of flirting with other women, snarling about sexism, and convincing him to help her steal a yacht, using the sweet, sweet words of Moby Dick. This is the Rory I have been waiting for, through almost six seasons of comfortable narcolepsy.

First, Rory asks if they can take a trip on Logan’s family’s yacht. He politely points out there are dozens of people on the yacht, since that is where his sister is hosting her birthday party. Then Rory, champion of the people (sort of), says, “Oh. Well don’t you have another one?” (Of course the answer is yes, but it’s “far away.” What is the point of having a billionaire boyfriend if he can’t even keep his yachts organized?)

Logan suggests a road trip to New York. Rory reacts as if he’s suggesting they go foraging in the city dump and insists they take to the ocean.

Lisa Kudrow Just Revealed What Matthew Perry Gifted Her From the Friends Set

Lisa Kudrow is here to let us know there are still things we don’t know about Friends all these years later—and we’re here for it. Honestly, there will never be too many Phoebe stories.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 27, she showed off the gift Matthew Perry gave her from the set when the series wrapped in 2004: the clock cookie jar that used to sit in Monica and Rachel’s kitchen. Of course, it also came with a funny story about why he would want her to have it.

“That was the wrap gift he gave me. We were laughing hysterically, and crying, because it was the end. It’s funny to us because, do you want to hear why?,” she told Kimmel. “We’re shooting a scene, years before we were finished, and my line was, ‘Ooh! I better get going’ like, ‘Oh, I’m late! I better get going!’ Except I didn’t have a watch, and we were shooting it when I realized it was too late—when I realized I don’t have a watch. How do I know ‘Ooh, I have to get going’? So, I just, as the words were coming out I go, ‘Oh good, there’s a clock and I gestured to that [pointing to the cookie jar behind her] and said, ‘Ooh, look at the time, I better get going.’ And Matthew said, ‘Did you point to the cookie jar and say, ‘Look at the time?'”

Here’s a scene where you can see the cookie jar on the Friends set:

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And here it is in Kudrow’s office. One of our favorite recent developments is getting to see the shelves in our favorite stars’ homes by way of virtual interviews.

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Lisa Kudrow also showed off some of the Friends bobblehead keepsakes she has, as well. Poor Ross’s arm has broken off, and Phoebe’s doesn’t look a thing like her:

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In case you’ve been missing your Friends fix since the show left Netflix, it’s now streaming in full on the new HBO Max platform as of this week.

Watch Kudrow’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel, above.

4 At-Home Date Night Outfit Ideas You Can Wear Now and Later

For the past two months, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone looking for at-home date night outfit ideas, but with local restaurants and bars slowly reopening for business, you may have the sudden urge to finally ditch the elastic waistband and wear that cute dress you bought pre-quarantine.

The endless rotation of sweatpants and leggings can put most people in a style rut—so to help you break free from the confines of jersey and nylon, we turned to a couple of our favorite ladies on Instagram for some fresh at-home date night outfit ideas. From dresses with billowing sleeves to silky slips, these looks will ease your white table cloth nostalgia. Full menu below.

Balloon-like dresses

Whether it’s your first (virtual) date or your hundredth, puffy shoulders and big, billowing sleeves are an easy way to feel dressed up while still feeling like you’re in a nightgown. The loose fit of these dresses will keep you cool on a warm day, while the sleeves will keep you cozy on your post-dinner walk.

& Other Stories Voluminous Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

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Classic slips

Slip dresses are a wardrobe essential you can wear now and well into the future. They’ll instantly dress up all sorts of quarantine date night activities, from binge-watching Normal People to finally completing that 1,000-piece puzzle. Layer yours over a white T-shirt or throw on a cute cardigan if the AC is already blasting.

Asos Design Scoop Neck Midi Satin Slip Dress

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Free People Day to Night Convertible Slip Dress

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Work the top half

If you have plans to go on a Zoom date, a playful top will stand out against the grainy, four-by-four-inch box—and you can pair it with all kinds of bottoms. Reach for a top with an interesting neckline, ruching, or backless details to throw over anything from a midi skirt to (comfy) work pants or straight-leg denim.

Sézane Kelly Blouse

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Dressed up sweats

Quarantine has shown that being v cozy and v cute are not mutually exclusive when it comes to matching sweatsuits. Today’s styles are no longer awkwardly oversized, and you make any set feel fancy with the simple addition of gold jewelry, a few spritzes of perfume, and fuzzy socks you actually want to show off.

Naadam Crewneck Sweatshirt

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Billie Eilish’s New Video Is Inspiring a Body Positivity Movement on Twitter

Billie Eilish’s oversized clothes have become one of her trademarks. “I never want the world to know everything about me,” she explained in a 2019 Calvin Klein campaign. “I mean, that’s why I wear big, baggy clothes: Nobody can have an opinion, because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.” In a June 2019 interview with Vogue Australia, she said her style “gives nobody the opportunity to judge what my body looks like.”

Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean body-shamers have left the artist alone, which she’s admitted to struggling with on multiple occasions.“It was trending,” Eilish told Dazed magazine back in April, regarding an Instagram video she shared in a bikini. “There were comments like, ‘I don’t like her anymore because as soon as she turns 18 she’s a whore.’ Like, dude. I can’t win. I can-not win.” The singer also recalled a time last year when she was photographed wearing a tank top. “I saw comments like, ‘How dare she talk about not wanting to be sexualized and wear this?!’” she said.

Eilish has been facing these critics head-on since her Where Do We Go? World Tour, which kicked off March 9, 2019 in Miami. In a video played during her concert, Eilish undressed while questioning those who judge her—or anyone’s—body. Fans quickly flooded to Twitter to praise Eilish for taking a stand against body-shaming. “Billie is using her tour as a platform to send a positive statement to her fans by using an interlude about how people’s opinions on her body aren’t her responsibility is so powerful,” one fan tweeted at the time. “I love this woman so much.”

Now, over a year later—on May 27, 2020—Eilish has released a version of the tour film on her YouTube channel with the title, Not My Responsibility. At pub time, it was trending #1 on the video platform and had been viewed over 4.3 million times.

Honestly, let’s just let Eilish speak for herself. Here’s her full poem from the video, below.

“Do you know me? Really know me?”

“You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body. Some people hate what I wear. Some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others. Some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always, and nothing I do goes unseen. So while I feel your stares, your disapproval, or your sigh of relief, if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move.

“Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips? The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted?

“If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a slut. Though you’ve never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why? You make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth. If I wear more, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”

Billie Eilish fans are currently using lines from the short film to share their own body-positive messages. “I don’t have a lot of self love towards my body,” one user tweeted. “But thanks to a certain green-haired girl I manage to find a little more every day.”

Here’s Why Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber Are Threatening to Sue This Plastic Surgeon

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Bieber have shown throughout quarantine that they’re a united front with their candid new series, Biebers on Watch. Now, they’re preparing for battle against a plastic surgeon who made a TikTok about the model’s face.

Last week, Baldwin spoke out on Instagram about plastic surgery claims from a fan account. “Stop using pics that are edited by makeup artists!” she wrote online, per Us Weekly. “This photo on the right is NOT what I look like… I’ve never touched my face so If you’re gonna sit around and compare me at 13, and then me at 23, at least use a natural photo that wasn’t edited so crazy.”

Dr. Daniel Barrett, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills who often posts TikToks about alleged surgeries celebrities might have received, decided to counter Baldwin’s rebuttal. “Pay special attention to [her] nose,” he says in a new TikTok video—which displays two pictures of Hailey Baldwin years apart—per E! News. “What do you think? Well, I’ll tell you what I think. I think it’s physically impossible without getting a little bit of help from someone like myself to go from this picture to that picture.” He then goes on to list procedures he thinks the model has received.

E! News released details of a cease and desist from the Biebers’s attorneys asking Dr. Daniel Barrett to remove the TikTok video using her “name, image, and likeness” to “commercially advertise your plastic surgery practice and to spread false, uncorroborated claims that Mrs. Bieber has undergone plastic surgery.”

“These flagrant and conscious infringements of our Clients’s rights constitute a number of violations including, without limitation: misappropriation of name, likeness, image and persona for commercial purposes, misrepresentation, defamation, slander, false light, violation of rights of publicity, copyright infringement, trademark and service mark infringement, unfair competition, dilution, and interference with our Clients’s contractual obligations to third parties,” the letter reads, according to *E!*. The couple is also citing Barrett for captioning his video with lyrics from Bieber’s song “Sorry,” which is “copyrighted protected lyrics.” (“Is it too late now to say sorry…👀,” is the caption of Barrett’s video about Baldwin.)

The Biebers’s lawyers have asked Barrett to remove the post and make a public statement retracting his claims about Baldwin, otherwise, he’ll be liable for “statutory damages for each willful infringement.”

Barrett, however, has not deleted the video on his account and has released this statement to E! News: “The purpose of my TikTok account is to increase the transparency of plastic surgery and to educate people about plastic surgery. The purpose of the video was not to disparage Hailey Bieber in any way, the purpose of my video was to share my opinion about the procedures that I believed she may have had done based on photos alone. This is at the request of many of my viewers who follow me for this type of information and for my opinion.”

For Glennon Doyle, Self-Care Is Not Wearing Makeup—Or Pants

The only thing that’s ever worked for me to help anxiety is meditation—well, also Lexapro, that’s a given—so that has always been as important as it is now in quarantine.

So what does self-care look like for you right now?

I think we tend to think of self-care as things we’re doing to our outer selves. Like self-care as manicure, self-care as face mask, self-care as hair mask. My nails always look like shit. My hair, I cannot bring myself to blow dry it. It just seems so ridiculous. So my hair is just like, well, it’s three inches of black and gray and then bleached yellow, because all the good blonde is gone, so it’s just like straw. And then putting on eyeshadow and eyeliner suddenly seems so ridiculous that I can’t deal with that either. So I’m just showing up on all of these things just looking like my damn self.

I am finding it so fascinating to think that all of the things I used to think I needed to do to my face to make myself look, what? Professional? Presentable? But these are none of the things that men do. So men’s faces are just okay and ours aren’t? I have been showing up like a man to all of my interviews, which just means like, here I am. The opportunity cost of that hour I would have spent is reclaimed, which allows me to do actual self-care, which is taking care of the inner self—relaxing a little bit more, reading a book, doing some writing.

And all it took was a global crisis.

Isn’t it fascinating? Clothes are one of the hardest things for me. When people ask me, “What’s the hardest thing about being a writer and a public speaker?” I say one thing, but the answer is really clothes—I do not know how to dress myself every freaking day. And so I have 30 J. Crew black tank tops. Thirty—I have 30 of them. And I wear them as a uniform at home so I don’t have to think about what to put on my body. Which is, P.S., another thing men figured out a long time ago. With the pandemic, I realized I’m just going to keep doing this. I’m going to wear the black tank top for all of my interviews, for everything. From now on, no matter how fancy the thing is, no matter what I’m doing, black tank top, black tank top, black tank top.

How has the way you prioritize self-care changed?

Well, the truth for me is that it hasn’t changed. I think that Abby would say most of my day is self-care. Most of my day, every day. I start to feel weird if I’m not connecting with my family, so that’s self-care for me. Writing is for sure self-care for me. Being with my community online, because those are my people. That is self-care. Because I’m a writer, my life hasn’t really changed all that much during this quarantine.

How are you finding joy and silver linings during this time? There are obviously so many things that we’re grieving as a society. But a lot of really beautiful moments are also emerging from this period of isolation.

Yes. It’s such a contrast for me. I run a nonprofit, Together Rising, that serves women and children in need, and because of that, the needs right now are just… The letters we’re reading every day from people who have lost loved ones, lost jobs, it’s just so freaking intense.

So that, for me, is contrasted with this part that I almost feel a little bit embarrassed by or like I shouldn’t say: I have loved so much of this time. My kids are at this really great age where they’re old enough to be on their own a lot—I do not know how anyone with young children is doing this—but for us, we have this amazing situation where they’re old enough to do their stuff, and then we hang out in the evenings together. My kids are stuck with me.

I have this hunch that when the kids are older, I will look back at this time when we were all stuck together and think, “Damn, there was some major magic in that.”

This interview has been edited and condensed.

Macaela MacKenzie is a senior editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram at @MacaelaMac and Twitter at @MacaelaMack.

Curtis Sittenfeld Imagines the Alternate Lives of Women in Politics. Now Her Doppelgänger Is Running for Office

I sometimes see photos of myself and think, Hmm, that’s actually NOT how I pictured those pants fitting in my mind’s eye. When I see images of Kate gracefully shaking hands, or tilting her head to listen at a roundtable, an elegant scarf wrapped around her neck, I think, Yeah, surely THAT’S how I look.

In spite of my suspicion that if we stood side by side, the comparison might not be entirely flattering to me, I didn’t hesitate to reach out to Kate last fall to ask if she thought if would be fun if I joined her for a fundraiser, where I’d be the opener and she’d be the headliner. I was delighted when she said yes. In the email he’d sent connecting us, my brother P.G. had referred to it as a Twinning Event, and we scheduled it for the Sunday after last Thanksgiving. About 100 people gathered for a reception at the home of a Democratic supporter both Kate and I knew. P.G. introduced Kate and me, and I read a few pages from Rodham. Then Kate delivered her stump speech, and I was genuinely dazzled.

She spoke warmly and straightforwardly. She described being a fifth-generation Cincinnatian, described the vulnerability she felt after being diagnosed with cancer and her gratitude for having insurance, described serving on the Board of Health in Cincinnati and working to get more dentists in public health clinics, described the need for common sense gun safety measures and for addressing climate change, described her love of making to-do lists, her low ego, and her determination.

More than one book reviewer has noted that, in my novels, I don’t shy from following my characters into the bathroom. (I mean, hey, it’s part of everyone’s life.) As Kate recalled her time overseas working to reduce child fatalities caused by diarrhea, I thought, Wow, you like talking about poop as much as I do! But in a much more dignified way.

I thought, You are amazing, and you bring honor to middle-aged brunettes from Southwest Ohio.

And, regarding my own interest in Kate, I thought, Come for the narcissism, stay for the fight to save our democracy.

Because really, like many people, I’m deeply troubled by the current presidential administration—by its policy separating parents and children at the border, its unrepentant racism and bigotry, and its attacks on the environment—but I don’t always know how to channel my distress. To listen to this person speaking eloquently in defense of Democratic ideals and human rights and plain old common sense was deeply inspiring. For this person to be a 42-year-old woman running for office for the first time was even more inspiring. For her to look so much like me—well, I was tempted to stand on my chair and cheer. In the six months since that evening, as the pandemic has been mishandled with grave consequences, electing people with public health expertise has never seemed more important.

Even though I’m not eligible to vote for Kate, I feel incredibly invested in the outcome of her race. I have a fantasy that in the coming years, as I return to Cincinnati for visits, I’ll be at a restaurant or on an airplane, and someone I don’t know will tell me, “We’re such big fans of your work in Congress.”

I already know how I’ll reply. I’ll smile and say thank you.

Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of six novels, including Rodham, Eligible, American Wife, and Prep.

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31 Summer Nail Designs & Nail Art Ideas for 2020

Beach days and barbecue plans might be on hiatus depending on where you live, but you know what still goes great with a frozen marg? Summer nail designs. While fun nails certainly won’t fix our current situation, they can be a literal bright spot. Plus, there’s never a bad time to learn how to master the perfect DIY mani.

Whether your salon is opening back up or you’re going it on your own, feel free to dive in to the nail trends we’ve been hitting the save button on over the past few months. From subtle gradients (rainbow nails are still going strong this season) to classic French tips to full-on butterflies, there’s a little something for every taste and skill level. Scroll on for the best summer nail designs worth copying.

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The 16 Best Bike Shorts to Wear All Summer Long: Nike, Athleta, & More

As we begin to re-enter society, the versatile basic is one of the only quarantine mainstays we plan to wear well into the future. So whether you want a pair to chill in at home, or have plans to go roller skating every Summer Friday, we combed the Internet to bring you all the best bike shorts you can buy right now. Check them out below.

Tried and true black

Black bike shorts will stand the test of time—and you can get a pair for cheap (hi, Amazon). If you want something you can dress up, a lá Gigi Hadid, try experimenting with materials like a superfine ribbed knit or lustrous black.

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Universa Standard Knockout Bike Shorts

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The Range Rib Knit Bike Short

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Bright colors

Arguably the most “throwback” style of the bunch, the season’s rainbow hues come in everything from soft sky blue to zesty yellow. Pair yours with a contrasting bikini top when it’s hot, then throw on an oversize crewneck when things get breezy.

Alo Yoga High-Waist Biker Short

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Sustainable materials

Whether it’s using recycled plastic bottles for fabrics or empowering the people producing the clothing, a ton of brands are working hard to improve fashion’s carbon footprint. Here are four bike shorts worth checking out if you’re shopping more consciously.

Outdoor Voices Warmup Shorts

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Shorts to actually work out in

Your summer may consist of solo walks, responsibly distant picnics in the park, or getting back to your bike ride commute. Whatever’s in store, grab a pair of bike shorts you can exercise or lie horizontal in. The four options below are made from breathable, sweat-wicking fabrics—so no need to worry about dark spots ruining your ‘fit.

Lululemon Fast and Free Short 10″

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Disney World Just Announced Its Proposed Reopening Date – When Will Disney World Reopen?

Disney World may be a destination for travelers this summer after all. The theme park, along with other Disney properties, has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. and restrictions placed on large gatherings by local governments.

But the company just announced its proposed plan for a phased reopening, which they hope to begin on July 11 for its Magic Kingdom parks and July 15 for EPCOT and Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, according to CNN. Plans have not yet been announced for Disneyland as California’s stay-at-home orders are still in place throughout the state.

Variety reports changes to procedures at the parks “would include temperature checks upon arrival, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning, hand-washing and sanitizing stations and ‘limited-contact enhancements,’ such as contactless payments, mobile orders at restaurants and the temporary suspension of high-touch experiences such as character meet-and-greets and playgrounds.” There would also reportedly be a reduced capacity at the parks, as well as a suspension of parades and other activities that might attract even larger crowds. Variety also notes that staffers would be given temperature checks and wear face coverings.

The dates are not yet set in stone, however. “Both SeaWorld and Disney World’s proposed reopening plans have been given the OK by the task force,” local Orlando reporter Ashley Carter tweeted. “The plans will now need an endorsement from Orange County mayor Jerry Demings, who will send them to Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval.”

While their parks may have been closed for a few months, Disney has still been trying to spread some joy to their fans. Throughout the quarantine they have been releasing recipes for favorite dishes and treats typically served at restaurants at Disney World, Disneyland, and other theme parks. And they’ve definitely been a hit as people have been flooding social media with their versions of cookie fries, grey stuff, Tonga Toast, Dole Whip, and more.