Every Showstopping Outfit Lady Gaga’s Worn While Promoting ‘A Star Is Born’

Like many others on the Internet, I can’t stop thinking about Lady Gaga and her new movie, A Star Is Born. When I wake up in the morning, my first thought is to check how it’s doing on Rotten Tomatoes. (It’s at 96 percent, BTW.) My second thought is to see what the last entry is in Gaga’s slay-worthy press tour wardrobe. “Oscar season” hasn’t even officially started. I’m not sure I’ll make it until February.

Mother Monster’s currently on a worldwide tour promoting A Star Is Born,, and her outfits—no surprise—have been stunning. The pale pink Valentino Haute Couture gown she wore in Venice, even as it started to rain on the red carpet; the veiled Armani Privé moment that made for a dramatic reveal in front of photographers in Toronto; the Jonathan Simkhai body-con dress she wore to make an entrance riding on the side of a boat: Gaga is giving us old Hollywood glam with a dash of pop flair in every country. And the result? Hyperventilation. Tears. Spontaneous sweating. Gaga’s red-carpet outfits will end my life, I know it. (Which is a shame, because I really wanted to see A Star Is Born.)

Don’t understand why I’m freaking out? Allow these lewks to do the talking.

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The *A Star Is Born* Soundtrack Is Finally Here, and Twitter Is Off the Deep End

Fans knew from Lady Gaga’s incredible vocal runs on “Shallow” that the full soundtrack for A Star Is Born would be incredible. Well, it dropped at midnight on Friday (October 5) to coincide with the movie’s nationwide premiere, and, yes, the rumors are true: It’s an Oscar-contending work of art, and Twitter will never be the same.

Actually, the hype began in the wee hours leading up to the album drop. Little Monsters swarmed Twitter, declaring the A Sound Is Born soundtrack the greatest album of the past three years before it even came out. But fans’ pre-release excitement had nothing on their reactions to the album itself. If tweets are to be believed, literally everyone has been streaming this soundtrack on repeat since midnight. How fans are listening to the soundtrack varies, though: A few have only been listening to “I’ll Never Love Again,” while one user said they’ve listened to everything but “I’ll Never Love Again,” so that they can experience it for the first time in theaters.

That’s not the only song that has fans absolutely losing it. It looks like the intentionally over-manufactured pop tune “Hair Body Face” is a surprise hit, which only proves that Lady Gaga achieves perfection even when she’s trying to do the exact opposite.

If you haven’t heard it yet (which begs the question, um, why the hell not?), it’s available on all major streaming services. You can also experience it the way it’s intended to be, in theaters everywhere.

Peep the reactions, below:

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Lady Gaga Shows Support for Christine Blasey Ford With a Powerful Speech

Lady Gaga wants you to know she stands behind Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who says Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago.

Appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, she took a break from talking about A Star Is Born to deliver a powerful speech about what trauma does to the memory, as well as the immense strength it took for Ford to share her experience “to protect this country.”

“What I have seen on the news, with this debate of Kavanaugh versus Dr. Ford, it’s one of the most upsetting things I have ever witnessed,” she began. “It’s heartbreaking, but I will tell you something, because I am a sexual assault survivor, and the truth is—you know. Trump the other day was speaking at a rally and says, ‘She has no memory of how she got to the party, should we trust that she remembers the assault?’ And the answer is yes.”

Gaga was referencing Ford’s testimony during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where she detailed her alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh. In the heartbreaking testimony, Ford said she is 100 percent sure her attacker was Kavanaugh. The conservative judge firmly denies the accusations and his supporters, most notably the President himself, has mocked her account.

“I’ll tell you exactly why—and I also know that this woman is smart, because she’s a psychologist, she’s no dummy—if someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there is a science, and scientific proof, it’s biology, that people change, the brain changes, and, literally, what it does is it takes the trauma and it puts it in a box, and it files it away and shuts it, so that we can survive the pain,” she continued. “It also does a lot of other things. It can cause body pain, baseline elevations in anxiety. It can cause complete avoidance of wanting to even remember or think about what happened to you.”

“But what I believe that I have seen, is that, when this woman saw that Judge Kavanaugh was going to be possibly put in the highest position of power in the judicial system of this country,” the singer said, “she was triggered, and that box opened, and when that box opened, she was brave enough to share it with the world, to protect this country.”

Watch the clip, above.

MORE: Watch Donald Trump Publicly Mock Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi Rally

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Arm Wrestles in New Campaign Ad

A new T.V. spot in one of the country’s hottest Senate races aims to show voters that the guy tough enough to do the job is…the woman already doing it.

In her latest ad, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp—who’s in a serious fight to hang on to her job in November’s election—makes her pitch while casually arm-wrestling a mountain of a man in a muscle shirt.

“Maybe this is how we should decide elections, because it couldn’t get much more ridiculous,” says the Democratic incumbent in the spot, which her campaign shared with Glamour ahead of its official launch.

Heidi Heitkamp for Senate ad

Heitkamp puts the verbal smackdown on her real-life opponent during the phony arm-wrestling match, telling viewers Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer wants them “to believe that I’m anti-veteran, pro-taxes, and against prosecuting illegal immigrants who commit crimes. Are you kidding me? That’s about as silly and fake as this T.V. ad,” she says.

“I approve this message because I’ve fought every day for North Dakota—and Kevin, I’m just getting warmed up,” Heitkamp closes before slamming the big guy’s arm down on the table.

“Here in North Dakota, we look each other in the eyes and tell the truth—that’s what I learned growing up in Mantador and that’s what I’ve always done as North Dakota’s senator,” Heitkamp told Glamour in an email via her campaign. “But Congressman Cramer apparently doesn’t share those values. I didn’t think it’d come to arm wrestling, but I’ll always fight tooth and nail for North Dakota.”

Republicans would love to replace Heitkamp with one of their own, giving them a stronger hold on the Senate. But recent polls show Heitkamp losing ground to Cramer in North Dakota, a state where Republican President Donald Trump got a whopping 63 percent of the vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 27 percent in 2016.

The latest Cook Political Report analysis calls the race a toss-up in an election that’s seen as a referendum on not just the GOP, but the president himself. Trump endorsed Cramer—whose campaign includes promises to keep cutting taxes and regulations—months ago.

Just Thursday, Heitkamp, North Dakota’s former attorney general, came out against confirming Trump’s controversial Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, potentially riling voters a month out from the November 6 midterms.

“If this were a political decision for me I certainly would be deciding the other way,” Heitkamp told local T.V. station WDAY of her choice to oppose Kavanaugh in a Senate vote that could come in just days.

“History will judge you, but most importantly you will judge yourself, and that is what I am saying: I can’t get up in the morning and look at the life experience I have had and say ‘yes’ to Judge Kavanaugh,” said Heitkamp, who did vote in favor of confirming Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

Cramer, by contrast, has called college professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980’s “even more absurd” than the harassment charges Anita Hill made against then-SCOTUS nominee Clarence Thomas.

“These are teenagers who evidently were drunk, according to her own statement,” Cramer was quoted as saying in a radio interview regarding Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh attacked her at a party when they were in high school. “They were drunk. Nothing evidently happened in it all, even by her own accusation. Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere.”

Kavanaugh has emphatically denied Ford’s allegations.

In a separate T.V. appearance, Cramer also reportedly said even if Ford’s claim’s were true, the judge shouldn’t be out of consideration for a Supreme Court seat just because “he did something really bad 36 years ago.” The congressman did say, however, that he felt Kavanaugh should be disqualified if he lied about the incident under oath, “because that’s what he’s doing today, not 36 years ago.”

Team Heitkamp tells Glamour it’s spending six figures to put the deliberately campy arm-wrestling ad on statewide television and on the web. According to NBC News, the senator is also going to air with another spot that plays up her political independence in the wake of her announcement about opposing Kavanaugh.

Heitkamp’s latest spots join the reel of ads and viral videos, some light-hearted, some personal and serious, put out by female candidates on both sides of the aisle in a cycle that’s seen a historic number of women nominated for Senate, the House, and governor.

However, she’s not the first woman contender to do battle on air with a male adversary: Sharice Davids, a Democratic lawyer running for Congress in Kansas, put out a clip this spring that showed her in the ring in a nod to her time as a pro MMA fighter.

After viewing the spot, the North Dakota GOP appeared unimpressed with Heitkamp’s on-air attack.

“Let’s be clear: Heidi Heitkamp is a liberal Democrat who is now going to spend the rest of the campaign trying to rewrite her record,” North Dakota Republican Party Communications Director Jake Wilkins told Glamour via email.

“Heitkamp was elected to represent the people of North Dakota in the Senate, but she has failed,” Wilkins continued, “and a new TV ad can’t erase that.”


Celeste Katz is senior political reporter for Glamour. Send news tips, questions, and comments to celeste_katz@condenast.com.

In a pivotal election year, Glamour is keeping track of the historic number of women running (and voting) in the midterm elections. For more on our latest midterm coverage, visit www.glamour.com/midterms.

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp Arm-Wrestles in New Campaign Ad

A new TV spot in one of the country’s hottest Senate races aims to show voters that the guy tough enough to do the job is…the woman already doing it.

In her latest ad, North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who’s in a serious fight to hang on to her job in November’s election, makes her pitch while casually arm-wrestling a mountain of a man in a muscle shirt.

“Maybe this is how we should decide elections, because it couldn’t get much more ridiculous,” says the Democratic incumbent in the spot, which her campaign shared with Glamour ahead of its official launch.

Heidi Heitkamp for Senate ad

Heitkamp puts the verbal smackdown on her real-life opponent during the phony arm-wrestling match, telling viewers Republican Representative Kevin Cramer wants them “to believe that I’m anti-veteran, pro-taxes, and against prosecuting illegal immigrants who commit crimes. Are you kidding me? That’s about as silly and fake as this TV ad,” she says.

“I approve this message because I’ve fought every day for North Dakota—and Kevin, I’m just getting warmed up,” Heitkamp closes before slamming the big guy’s arm down on the table.

“Here in North Dakota, we look each other in the eyes and tell the truth—that’s what I learned growing up in Mantador and that’s what I’ve always done as North Dakota’s senator,” Heitkamp told Glamour in an email via her campaign. “But Congressman Cramer apparently doesn’t share those values. I didn’t think it’d come to arm wrestling, but I’ll always fight tooth and nail for North Dakota.”

Republicans would love to replace Heitkamp with one of their own, giving them a stronger hold on the Senate. But recent polls show Heitkamp losing ground to Cramer in North Dakota, a state where Republican President Donald Trump got a whopping 63 percent of the vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 27 percent in 2016.

The latest Cook Political Report analysis calls the race a toss-up in an election that’s seen as a referendum on not just the GOP, but the President himself. Trump endorsed Cramer, whose campaign includes promises to keep cutting taxes and regulations, months ago.

Just Thursday Heitkamp, North Dakota’s former attorney general, came out against confirming Trump’s controversial Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, potentially riling voters a month out from the November 6 midterms.

“If this were a political decision for me I certainly would be deciding the other way,” Heitkamp told local TV station WDAY of her choice to oppose Kavanaugh in a Senate vote that could come in just days.

“History will judge you, but most importantly you will judge yourself, and that is what I am saying: I can’t get up in the morning and look at the life experience I have had and say ‘yes’ to Judge Kavanaugh,” said Heitkamp, who did vote in favor of confirming Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

Cramer, by contrast, has called college professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s “even more absurd” than the harassment charges Anita Hill made against then-SCOTUS nominee Clarence Thomas.

“These are teenagers who evidently were drunk, according to her own statement,” Cramer was quoted as saying in a radio interview regarding Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh attacked her at a party when they were in high school. “They were drunk. Nothing evidently happened in it all, even by her own accusation. Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere.”

Kavanaugh has emphatically denied Ford’s allegations.

In a separate TV appearance, Cramer also reportedly said even if Ford’s claim’s were true, the judge shouldn’t be out of consideration for a Supreme Court seat just because “he did something really bad 36 years ago.” The congressman did say, however, that he felt Kavanaugh should be disqualified if he lied about the incident under oath, “because that’s what he’s doing today, not 36 years ago.”

Team Heitkamp tells Glamour it’s spending six figures to put the deliberately campy arm-wrestling ad on statewide television and on the Web. According to NBC News, the senator is also going to air with another spot that plays up her political independence in the wake of her announcement about opposing Kavanaugh.

Heitkamp’s latest spots join the reel of ads and viral videos, some light-hearted, some personal and serious, put out by female candidates on both sides of the aisle in a cycle that’s seen a historic number of women nominated for Senate, the House, and governor.

However, she’s not the first woman contender to do battle on air with a male adversary: Sharice Davids, a Democratic lawyer running for Congress in Kansas, put out a clip this spring that showed her in the ring in a nod to her time as a pro MMA fighter.

After viewing the spot, the North Dakota GOP appeared unimpressed with Heitkamp’s on-air attack.

“Let’s be clear: Heidi Heitkamp is a liberal Democrat who is now going to spend the rest of the campaign trying to rewrite her record,” North Dakota Republican Party Communications director Jake Wilkins told Glamour via email.

“Heitkamp was elected to represent the people of North Dakota in the Senate, but she has failed,” Wilkins continued, “and a new TV ad can’t erase that.”


Celeste Katz is senior political reporter for Glamour. Send news tips, questions, and comments to celeste_katz@condenast.com.

In a pivotal election year, Glamour is keeping track of the historic number of women running (and voting) in the midterm elections. For more on our latest midterm coverage, visit www.glamour.com/midterms.

How to Make Your Own Riverdale Halloween Costume Look(s)

According to a joint report published by Lyst and Pinterest, Riverdale, broadly, is ranked #2 on a list of the 10 most popular Halloween costumes for 2018, based on data from both platforms. This isn’t a particularly surprising revelation—the show’s audience is massive (and devoted.) But also, and perhaps even more importantly, the look is so easy to recreate. Each character has a clear sartorial signifier: Betty Cooper with her sweaters and Peter Pan collars, Archie Andrews with his letterman jacket, Jughead Jones with his beanie, Veronica Lodge with her pearls… What’s more, the modern-day interpretation of the gang (and their wardrobe) includes plenty of familiar trends and silhouettes, from chokers to high-low skirts, so you likely have pieces similar to what modern-day Riverdale High students might wear—which makes these costumes feel less… well, costume-y.

Ahead, we demonstrate how to shop your way to an A+ Riverdale Halloween costume, for you and the whole gang—from Betty and Veronica to Cheryl and Toni.

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Best TV Shows to Binge-Watch This Fall 2018

Ah, TV. Sometimes it feels like there’s never enough time to catch up on all the shows cluttering your DVR. Other times, you feel like you’ve seen everything already. (I mean, how many more times can one re-watch To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before? Um, don’t answer that…) But we have some good news: Jennifer Garner is here to help. And Alison Brie. And Shay Mitchell.

Yes, we gathered a bunch of television stars to find out not only what series they’ve recently binge-watched, but what they would actually recommend. Never seen The Office before? Time to start. Haven’t gotten on the Killing Eve bandwagon? Let’s fix that. The best part? Aside from frontrunners Atlanta and Ozark, nearly everyone had a different suggestion. So put on your comfiest sweats, order those snacks, and get watching this weekend. Cheers!

PS: Still need more suggestions? Check out our list of fall’s best new TV shows.

Here Are the Senate Women at the Center of the Brett Kavanaugh Debate

When it comes to the controversial nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, men run the show.

Technically, anyway.

President Donald Trump, of course, picked Kavanaugh for the high court. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which has held confirmation hearings on the judge—including testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s—is controlled by Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. And the Senate majority leader is Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, who’s firmly on Kavanaugh’s side and is driving the chamber toward confirmation as fast as he can.

But a group of women are playing pivotal roles at this divisive moment in U.S. history. Some serve on the Judiciary Committee. Some have staked out positions as nationally recognized champions of women’s rights. Some face a choice between siding with their party or with those protesting it.

Here, in alphabetical order, is a quick guide to some of the Senate women who’ve been in the spotlight (or on the hot seat) in the Kavanaugh controversy, including those whose political futures are definitely worth watching in the run-up to the 2020 race for president.

SUSAN COLLINS

Senator Susan Collins Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

PHOTO: Bloomberg

The GOP controls the Senate by a tiny margin, so any defections put the party in danger of seeing Kavanaugh’s confirmation blow up. Collins, who represents Maine, has been one of the most closely tracked members of the Senate throughout the Kavanaugh debate: She’s a Republican, but she’s also pro-choice.

Before Ford’s claims that Kavanaugh attacked her when they were high school students—which he has categorically denied—Collins was already regularly swarmed by reporters trying to take her temperature on whether she’d vote to confirm the judge to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Now she’s surrounded not only by the press, but under pressure from both protesters and colleagues who want her to reject Kavanaugh.

Collins supported Trump’s first SCOTUS nominee last year, but that was a very different story: When Neil Gorsuch succeeded the late Justice Antonin Scalia, it was a matter of one conservative replacing another. The balance of the court was unchanged. Kennedy was also nominated by a Republican president, Ronald Reagan, but he ended up a swing justice who sided with liberals in critical cases that upheld abortion protections. Replacing Kennedy with Kavanaugh would tilt the high court firmly to the right.

Collins met privately with Kavanaugh before the Ford allegations. She said that she came away with the understanding that the judge considers Roe v. Wade a matter of settled law.

But since Kavanaugh went on the defensive over the assault claims, Collins has come under even more pressure to take a side. She publicly called the allegations “serious” and supported allowing lawyers for Ford and Kavanaugh to question each other during the Judiciary hearings (which didn’t end up happening).

As of Thursday, she had told reporters she considered the FBI probe “very thorough,” but said she hadn’t finished reviewing all the materials. She also hadn’t said how she planned to vote.

DIANNE FEINSTEIN

Senate Judiciary Committee Votes On Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh

PHOTO: Bloomberg

The California senator is in a challenging position: She’s the highest-ranking woman on the Judiciary Committee, but she’s a Democrat. (As the majority party, Republicans ultimately control the proceedings.)

Feinstein has faced considerable criticism during the Kavanaugh confirmation process, including the timeline of her actions after receiving a letter from Ford that detailed her allegations of assault. The senator has said she was simply trying to respect Ford’s request for privacy; Republicans have instead accused Feinstein of stalling so she could drop a bombshell on the SCOTUS nominee late in the game and hurt his chances of getting the job.

Some anti-Kavanaugh activists reportedly think Feinstein’s methodical, low-key style just isn’t cutting it as the Republicans are on the verge of getting the nomination to a vote, although the longtime lawmaker has also been praised for being fair.

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

Senators Review FBI Report Ahead Of Vote On Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

PHOTO: Drew Angerer

The New York senator has a record of speaking out against sexual assault, particularly in the military—and she opposed Kavanaugh well before the current scandal engulfed his nomination.

Gillibrand, a Democrat who’s often mentioned as a potential 2020 presidential contender although she hasn’t confirmed those rumors, has flatly suggested Kavanaugh is a hyper-conservative would be a threat to abortion rights and women’s health care. She’s also questioned his past positions on the exercise of presidential power.

In July, well before the news broke of Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh, Gillibrand told Glamour she considered the judge “more dangerous than any previous justice nominee because of his education and his experience and because of the track record he’s laid out about what he intends to do,” adding, “I think he is going to be very destructive to basic civil rights and civil liberties for millions of Americans.”

Thursday night, Gillibrand urged people to change the game by showing up on Election Day.

“If the Senate was 51% women, would SCOTUS nominees look like Brett Kavanaugh, or like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor?” she asked. “Let’s elect record numbers of women so our high offices are held by leaders who’ll do the most good for the most people.”

KAMALA HARRIS

Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Merkley, And Sen. Cortez Masto Introduce An Immigrant Family Reunification Bill

PHOTO: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The former California attorney general has put her prosecutorial skills to work as a member of the Judiciary Committee, peppering Kavanaugh with pointed questions during the confirmation hearings.

Her intensity wasn’t much of a surprise: Harris, a Democrat, got plenty of attention for grilling now-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his Judiciary interviews as well.

Harris is only the second black woman elected to the Senate in American history (the first was Sen. Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois) and has made a name for herself in public life as a fighter against racial inequity, both inside and outside the criminal justice system—and a lawmaker with a cool head.

Some forecasters have said the combination of passion and compassion Harris has evinced in the political arena, and her calls to elevate the American debate beyond the “mean” tone of the Trump era, could be a blueprint for a potential run for the White House. She’s not tipping her hand on a future campaign just yet.

MAZIE HIRONO

Senate Lawmakers Speak To The Media After Their Weekly Policy Luncheons

PHOTO: Zach Gibson

The Hawaii senator is not a prospective candidate for president—she can’t seek the Oval Office, having been born outside the U.S.—but her standout role as a Kavanaugh interrogator has some people wishing she could.

Hirono, a Democrat who serves on Judiciary, notably asked Kavanaugh well before the Ford allegations surfaced whether he had ever engaged in sexual harassment or assault. (He said he had not.) As the New Yorker noted, Hirono said she posed the question because she “did not want the #MeToo movement to be swept under the rug,” not because she had any heads-up about the coming scandal.

The cancer survivor, who is also the only immigrant currently serving in the Senate, also made a point of asking Kavanaugh about his attitudes toward indigenous peoples—and releasing a 2002 email (which had been marked “confidential”) that included his views on a legal question regarding Native Hawaiians.

Hirono said in the hearings that his views on the status of native peoples should be considered offensive—and not just by Hawaiians. Read on for why that matters in more ways than one…

AMY KLOBUCHAR

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Vote On Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

PHOTO: Chip Somodevilla

While a Democrat, Klobuchar, the senior senator from the swing state of Minnesota has been described as somewhat more moderate than some of her colleagues. That might not be in vogue in 2018, when hard-charging liberals (and even some self-identified Democratic socialists) are exciting some midterm voters. The landscape could look different in 2020, when a Trump challenger might try to appeal to Americans on both the left and right of the political spectrum.

Klobuchar is the fourth Democratic woman who serves on Judiciary (all the Republicans are men). She had a memorable question for her male colleagues who sat in opposition to letting the FBI investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh: “What are you hiding?”

At least as memorable: The moment Klobuchar asked Kavanaugh if he’d ever blacked out from drinking, only to have him throw the question back at her. He later apologized to Klobuchar, who said in a CNN interview that she’d been “stunned” by his conduct during the Judiciary hearing.

Klobuchar was also among the Democrats who had off-mic conversations with Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who ultimately pushed his GOP colleagues to give the FBI more time to look into Kavanaugh’s past before a Senate vote.

LISA MURKOWSKI

Politicians And Protestors React To New Kavanaugh Accusations On Capitol Hill

PHOTO: Drew Angerer

Like Collins, Murkowski is a pro-choice Republican woman, and whether she’ll ultimately come down for or against Kavanaugh has been keeping the pundits speculating.

The Alaska senator’s office told the Anchorage Daily News on Thursday that she, like Collins, is reviewing the FBI files—although Murkowski had not gone so far as her Maine counterpart in calling the investigation “thorough.” She has, however, acknowledged that the pressure is on from both sides, and that her office has been flooded with emails and calls about the confirmation.

Murkowski and Collins both also criticized Trump after he ridiculed Ford’s testimony and portrayed Kavanaugh as a victim of character assassination during a Tuesday rally in Mississippi.

For Murkowski, however, Hirono’s question to the judge about indigenous peoples may carry extra significance: As the Daily News has reported, Alaska Native organizations that helped her win a big 2010 Senate race consider Kavanaugh a potential danger to tribal authority, are out in force against him, and are making sure Murkowski knows it.

ELIZABETH WARREN

Protesters Demonstrate Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh On Day Of Hearing With His Accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

PHOTO: Zach Gibson

The Massachusetts senator—and possible 2020 contender—isn’t a member of the Judiciary Committee, but she’s been outspoken on opposing the Kavanaugh nomination.

“The fact that Republicans want to go forward treating [Ford] and other women who have come forward as if their claims don’t matter is an insult to every single woman in this country,” she told Glamour in Washington on the day of Ford’s testimony to Judiciary last week. “It is fundamentally wrong.”

Warren was also among the luminaries who protested Kavanaugh on Thursday, telling a rally crowd, “I am angry on behalf of women who have been told to sit down and shut up one time too many.”

There are no bridges left to burn between Trump and Warren: The president has mockingly called her “Pocahontas” in questioning her self-described Native American heritage; Warren has been a steady critic of the administration’s policies, including on federal family planning funding.

While she hasn’t officially committed to challenging Trump, Warren was recently quoted saying she’d take a “hard look” at it after the Nov. 6 midterms.


Celeste Katz is senior politics reporter for Glamour. Send news tips, questions, and comments to celeste_katz@condenast.com.

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How to Make Makeup Last Longer – The One Trick to Try

As much as I try to write about new makeup, hair, and skin care products, the allure of a juicy Reddit makeup thread will never subside. I mean, you never know—maybe someone out there figured out a game-changing trick to make every eyeliner glide on like butter, or all mascaras last four months longer. I don’t know if magic exists, but epiphanies certainly do. So when I was absentmindedly scrolling through a thread discussing Redditors’ “aha” moments with makeup, I saw a technique that caught me off guard. People, just like you or me, were putting on translucent powder before their foundation. And raving about it, no less.

It was the craziest thing I’d ever heard in my life, but it also rang a bell. A few weeks prior, I’d been complaining to a friend about my skin’s tendency to make foundation disappear by 4 P.M. She’s an avid Jackie Aina fan, and suggested I get with the picture and try Aina’s sworn-by tip for making foundation last: the same unorthodox method that people were aha-ing about on Reddit. I hate to be left out, and I hate to feel like my work (and foundation) are going to waste, so I was in. Goodbye, everything I thought I knew about foundation. You were never much help to begin with.

The next morning, I dipped a brush into Beautycounter’s Mattifying Powder and swirled it over my face, watching my skin care’s dewy finish disappear before my eyes. I topped it with Becca’s Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation, and gave the velvety finish a pleased, but skeptical eye. Flash-forward to the clock hitting 4 P.M. When I looked in the mirror, I was caught off guard—foundation was still on my face, even around my red-dotted jawline, where it normally disappears first.

My foundation didn’t look exactly the same as when I walked out the door, though. When I peered closely, I could see the coverage had a slightly dry, dehydrated effect about it. (Something I’ve since learned can be fixed with a mid-day spritz.) Yet foundation was still on my face, and I’d never known that life. After years of trying to find a foundation that would adequately stay put, the answer was in front of me all along. Translucent powder, man.

I repeated the experiment the next day, this time with Joah Beauty Truly Yours Liquid Foundation. The same exact thing happened. I reason that the powder must soak up my face’s oil like a primer, but lay down a dry base instead of primer’s velvety one. Jackie Aina and Reddit user purplesquirrels, I owe you.

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Watch Meghan Markle and a Fan Bond Over Her Awesome Mom

Typically, when the royals are making their way through crowds of well-wishers, they have no time to stop for anything more than a quick greeting. On Wednesday (October 3), however, Meghan Markle was more than happy to pause for a brief back-and-forth about one very specific topic: her mother, Doria Ragland.

In a video of the interaction, below, watch as Markle stops to interact with a fan who says, “Please tell your mum I love her!”

“Oh, I will! We have that in common, don’t we?” Markle said in response.

Doria Ragland’s second biggest fan shared the clip on Twitter afterward, writing, “I regret nothing” alongside the hashtag #QueenDoria.

Sadly, Ragland will never actually be the Queen of England, but she may soon be at least a part-time resident of her daughter’s new homeland. Last month, a royal insider told Vanity Fair that Ragland, a social worker and yoga teacher in California, was considering moving across the pond. “She has been to Meghan and Harry’s home in the Cotswolds several times and she has stayed with them at Nottingham Cottage. Meghan is very close to her mum. They speak on the phone pretty much every day and they are talking about Doria getting a place in the U.K. so that she can spend part of the year over here,” the source said. “It is something they are talking about. I think the idea is that Doria will have a pied-à-terre here so that she has her own space. She wants the ability to be here more often, especially if grandchildren come along.”

The royal family, it seems, is equally happy to have Prince Harry’s mother-in-law around. “The Queen knows it’s a big transition for Meghan and she wants it to be a success,” the insider said. “That means making sure Meghan feels supported and happy, and including her mother.” They added, “When you meet Doria, it all falls in place. You understand why Meghan is who she is.”

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