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    Demi Moore’s Colorful Bikini Is Serious Swimsuit Goals

    Who wouldn’t want to see off the summer months with a scenic yacht trip? Certainly not Demi Moore, whose latest Instagram post proves there’s still time to rock out in a striking string bikini in the sunshine.

    Snapped in the Mediterranean sea on a boat, the 59-year-old actor was all smiles in her brightly colored beach attire. The look consisted of a hot-pink bikini set, a perfectly clashing tangerine button-up shirt thrown over the top, and black aviator sunglasses to finish it all off. 

    “Soaking up summer,” said Moore in the caption, while her eldest daughter, Rumer Willis, commented, “You’re such a hottie mama, my god.” Indeed.

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    Whatever your age, a brightly colored swimsuit is for all to enjoy while soaking up the last of the warmer months. So make like Demi Moore and see off the last leg of summer with swimwear in the most vibrant of tones. We even found a few options for you, below.

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    Florence Pugh and Zach Braff Have Broken Up

    We’re used to finding out about celebrity breakups via “anonymous insiders,” spokespeople, or Instagram posts. So I was unprepared to find out that Florence Pugh and Zach Braff had broken up “earlier this year” via in-depth profile in Harper’s Bazaar. Pugh told the magazine that she had found all of the media attention surrounding her relationship invasive, and so they didn’t want the whole world to be watching when it ended, too.

    “We’ve been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it’s been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on,” she said. “We just felt something like this would really do us the benefit of not having millions of people telling us how happy they are that we’re not together. So we’ve done that. I automatically get a lumpy throat when I talk about it.”

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    Pugh and Braff’s relationship had garnered some unsolicited criticism during its nearly 4-year run, mostly having to do with their 20-year age gap. (Pugh is 26 and Braff is 47.) “I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love,” Pugh told the haters in a video (via Complex). “I would never in my life, ever, ever tell anyone who they can and cannot love.” 

    The couple was first linked in 2018 after meeting on the set of the short film In the Time It Takes to Get There. 

    To Bazaar, Florence Pugh said, “I don’t think that people, just because they have this job, that every aspect of their life should be watched and written about. We haven’t signed up for a reality TV show.”


    Blake Lively Wore a Super Chill LBD to Kick Off Her Birthday Celebrations at Disney Land

    Blake Lively’s birthday isn’t for nine more days, but damn it, she’s gonna celebrate whenever she wants to. 

    The actor shared photos from an early birthday celebration at Disney Land in Anaheim, California on August 15, alongside her older sister Robin Lively. The Age of Adeline star turns 35 on August 25. 

    “Find me a happier place on earth to start my birthday celebrations early,” Blake captioned the Instagram carousel of Disney pics. “I’ll wait.”

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    The Lively sisters took in all the must-see Disney sights, apparently even making their way to Disney Land’s park-next-door, California Adventure Park. Ever generous, Blake obliged fans including Princess Jasmine, Jessie from Toy Story 2, and a few ungrateful Stormtroopers with photos. 

    “Imagine being a Disney princess and having to stay in character when the beautiful perfect Blake lively stands next to you for a picture…” mused one of Blake’s followers in her comment section. “I love the type of millennial that you are that actually uses the filters that come on the Instagram app,” added another, adding the millennial give away: The cry-laughing emoji. 

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    Blake Lively Wore a Super-Chill LBD to Kick Off Her Birthday Celebrations at Disneyland

    Blake Lively’s birthday isn’t for nine more days, but damn it, she’s gonna celebrate whenever she wants to. 

    The actor shared photos from an early birthday celebration at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on August 15, alongside her older sister Robin Lively. The Age of Adeline star turns 35 on August 25. 

    “Find me a happier place on earth to start my birthday celebrations early,” Blake captioned the Instagram carousel of Disney pics. “I’ll wait.”

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    The Lively sisters took in all the must-see Disney sights, apparently even making their way to Disneyland’s park next door, California Adventure Park. Ever generous, Blake obliged fans including Princess Jasmine, Jessie from Toy Story 2, and a few ungrateful Stormtroopers with photos. 

    “Imagine being a Disney princess and having to stay in character when the beautiful perfect Blake Lively stands next to you for a picture,” mused one of Lively’s followers in her comments section. “I love the type of millennial that you are that actually uses the filters that come on the Instagram app,” added another with the millennial giveaway: the cry-laughing emoji. 

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    Lively kept her filters turned up and her look low-key, opting for a simple, long-sleeve black shirtdress that she styled with black sneakers and white ankle socks. She wore her hair in her natural waves, and opted for a no-makeup makeup look. 

    It’s hard to beat a Disney birthday, but Lively still has time to outdo herself. Her sister Robin commented, “Happy birthday month sweet sister,” on the post, leading us to believe that the Lively-Reynolds family goes hard for a full 30 days (or in her case, 31). Your move, Ryan Reynolds


    How Much Is an Abortion?

    If you’re considering an a pregnancy, you’re probably wondering the cost of an abortion and whether or not it’s covered by your insurance—especially now since Roe v. Wade has been overturned by the Supreme Court. Of all the complex factors that now prevent people from accessing their constitutional right to an abortion, it seems like the price of the procedure should be one of the easiest things to understand. Truly, even that can be tricky in the fight to gain abortion rights.

    While voters in Kansas voted to protect abortion rights and President Joe Biden just signed an executive order to expand access, the cost of abortion procedures for people who find themselves unwillingly pregnant is getting harder and harder to decipher in a post-Roe world.

    The cost of abortion procedures depend on a variety of circumstances, including how far along someone is in their pregnancy, as well as where they lives, what insurance plan they have, and what type of abortion is performed: a surgical abortion or medication abortion (more on those in a minute). Here’s how to understand abortion costs.

    How much does an abortion cost?

    In-Office Abortion

    During the first trimester, surgical abortions use gentle suction to remove a pregnancy from the uterus. (This is also called a vacuum aspiration or an aspiration abortion.) The in-clinic procedure can cost up to $1,500 later in pregnancy, but most hover around the $750 range per abortion price points, according to Planned Parenthood.

    Later in pregnancy, the medical standard for abortion care is a surgical abortion utilizing a procedure called dilation and evacuation, or D&E, which can be more expensive. Where you get surgical abortion options is also a major factor, as hospitals tend to cost more than a clinic.

    Medication Abortion (a.k.a. “The Abortion Pill”)

    The second type of abortion is a medication abortion (which is not the same as the morning-after pill). This type of abortion uses a combination of two pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) to stop the growth of the pregnancy and then trigger the emptying of your uterus. The abortion pills can be taken during the first ten weeks of pregnancy. Most abortion clinics suggest going back to do a final ultrasound to make sure there isn’t anything left in your uterus.

    How much does an abortion pill cost?

    On average, women pay $504 for an early medication abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Typically, the abortion pill cost depends on where you live in the country, whether or not you have insurance, and what your financial status is as you may be eligible for aid you can put towards the procedure.

    Where can you get an abortion pill?

    The two medications needed for a medication abortion are distributed in abortion clinics, certain Planned Parenthood health centers, and select doctors’ offices with a prescription. You cannot get an abortion pill over the counter unlike emergency contraception pills like Plan B.

    Does insurance cover abortions?

    Yes, but it depends on your coverage. Some insurance companies cover elective abortion at least in part if your abortion is performed by a physician who is in-network for your insurance. But coverage is increasingly under threat, especially since Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Since 2010, 25 states now restrict abortion coverage in plans offered through insurance exchanges, 22 states restrict abortion coverage in insurance plans for public employees, and 11 states have laws limiting insurance coverage of abortion in all private insurance plans, including those that are offered through the health insurance exchanges that were established under the federal health care reform law.

    The Airy Bob Is Like Your Own Personal Wind Machine in a Haircut

    Get yourself a good haircut and you can chill it on the styling as the shape will do the heavy lifting. A prime example? The airy bob—so named because the skillful layering and shaping makes for a cut so light, voluminous, and breezy that it defies gravity.

    Despite what TikTok would have us believe, there’s more to an incredible haircut than grabbing a pair of scissors out of the kitchen drawer and going to town on our lengths.

    A truly phenomenal haircut requires proportion, balance, and structure—like architecture for our strands. It’s something hair pros train for years to perfect, and each client’s facial features, bone structure, and hair texture will all go into determining where, precisely, to snip.

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    What is an airy bob?

    So what sets the airy bob apart? The next-level volume and movement. Essentially, “you want a classic bob that you’re able to get movement and volume from easily,” explains top hair stylist Hollie Rose Clarke. “If you have thick hair, you’ll need some weight removed so it’s easier to achieve the styling you desire. If you have fine hair, you’re best off with a blunt cut and a great volume/hold spray.”

    For extra oomph? Nicholas Hardwick, principal stylist at Josh Wood Colour, swears by some super-subtle layers. “I love adding barely visible layers to give life throughout the cut and encourage root lift and movement,” he says. “It’s like the hair cut equivalent of a wind machine.” Yep, we can definitely get on board with that.

    How to style an airy bob?

    If the structure of your haircut is already incredible, you can wash and go, and it’ll look beautiful. But for extra liftoff, a speedy blow-dry will add swoosh. The trick is to keep any styling subtle so it doesn’t look too ‘done’ (the hair equivalent of no-makeup makeup). You want it to look like it has plenty of natural body.

    Brittney Griner’s Trial Has Ended. What’s Next?

    Brittney Griner’s legal team has filed an appeal against the Russian court decision that sentenced her to nine years in prison, her lawyer Maria Blagovolina told CNBC on Monday. Griner was arrested for carrying a single vape cartridge containing less than a gram of hash oil.

    After six months in pretrial detention, the Phoenix Mercury star player was found guilty of drug possession on August 4. Griner pled guilty in early July, but also told the court that “there was no intent,” that the vape cartridge only made its way into her luggage by accident, and that she “didn’t want to break the law.”

    The appeal comes shortly after it was reported that the United States is attempting to negotiate a prisoner exchange with the Russian government to secure Griner’s release. President Biden has reportedly offered to free the Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, nicknamed the Merchant of Death, in exchange for Griner and Paul Whelan, a former Marine who has been held in Russia since 2020 on “espionage” charges. Both have been deemed wrongly imprisoned by the US State Department.

    While the Russian government previously dismissed talks of such a deal as “unequal,” Russian officials seemed to indicate that negotiations could result in a favorable outcome in comments reported by The Daily Beast on Saturday. A Russian spokesperson told the Russian state news service Tass that the talks “should bear fruit, if of course, Washington strictly follows it without slipping into propaganda.”

    The Russian government had at one time reportedly requested to add Vadim Krasikov, who was convicted of murdering a former Chechen fighter in December, to the exchange deal, despite the fact that Krasikov is currently in German custody. However, The Daily Beast reported that Russia may now be open to a new deal not involving Krasikov.

    Until then, though, Griner remains in Russian captivity. On July 4 the Olympian wrote a letter by hand addressed to President Joe Biden in which she said she was “terrified” that she might be in Russian prison forever.

    “It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year,” she wrote at the time. “I still have so much good to do with my freedom that you can help restore. I miss my wife! I miss my family! I miss my teammates! It kills me to know they are suffering so much right now. I am grateful for whatever you can do at this moment to get me home.”

    Shortly after that, Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, posted on Instagram about a call that she’d had with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

    “While I will remain concerned and outspoken until she is back home, I am hopeful in knowing that the President read my wife’s letter and took the time to respond,” Cherelle wrote. “I know BG will be able to find comfort in knowing she has not been forgotten.”

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    Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Reportedly Moving Without Their Nanny

    For months, rumors have circulated that Kate Middleton and Prince William were planning for a move to Windsor, where they could be away from the hustle and bustle of Kensington Palace and be closer to Queen Elizabeth as she ages. As early as May, reports emerged that the family had settled on Adelaide Cottage, on the Windsor Home Park estate, as their new home, but the couple have not yet confirmed that the move is imminent. According to the Telegraph, however, the move is set to take place in the next two or three weeks, and the family will be downsizing in one major way: Their longtime live-in nanny Maria Borrallo will no longer have a bedroom at their home.

    The newspaper reports that Borrallo will continue working for Kate Middleton and Prince William, but for the first time in eight years, she and the couple’s other full-time staffers, which reportedly include a housekeeper, will live nearby because the cottage has only four bedrooms. Borallo was born in Spain and received her education at Norland Cottage, the school famous for training nannies for the upper classes. She began working for the Cambridges in early 2014, when Prince George was about eight months old, and ever since, she has become a fixture when the family travels.

    Another reason for the move’s timing might be the fact that summer vacation is drawing to a close. Late last month the Telegraph reported that the three Cambridge children, George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, would all be attending Lambrook, a coeducational school in Berkshire, beginning this fall term. It’s just a short drive away from the family’s new home, and students attend school six days a week. It will be the first time that all three children will attend the same school.

    In 2021 sources told Vanity Fair that plans for the move began because the family wanted to spend more time in the countryside and were also thinking about the future of the monarchy. After looking at multiple other properties, they chose Adelaide Cottage, which was built in 1831 for Queen Adelaide, the consort of King William IV, but was most recently refurbished in 2015. 

    In May, an insider told The Sun that the house wasn’t necessarily the couple’s first choice, but its move-in ready status made it hard to resist. “Finding a way to make Adelaide Cottage work seems to be the best and only option,” the source said. “There are issues with all the other houses, so Adelaide will be the favorite.”

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    Bryce Dallas Howard Says She Was Paid ‘So Much Less’ Than Chris Pratt for Jurassic World

    While reports that Bryce Dallas Howard made $2 million less than her Jurassic World costar Chris Pratt for the sequel, Fallen Kingdom have been circulating since 2018, Howard revealed that the disparity is actually significantly worse than we thought.

    “The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less,” Howard told Variety in August 2021. “When I started negotiating for Jurassic, it was 2014 and it was a different world, and I was at a great disadvantage. And, unfortunately, you have to sign up for three movies and so your deals are set.”

    Howard added that Pratt offered to negotiate on her behalf when it came to additional opportunities, including theme park rides and video games. “What I will say is that Chris and I have discussed it, and whenever there was an opportunity to move the needle on stuff that hadn’t been already negotiated, like a game or a ride,” she said. “he literally told me, ‘You guys don’t even have to do anything. I’m gonna do all the negotiating. We’re gonna be paid the same and you don’t have to think about this, Bryce.’”

    “I love him so much for doing that,” Howard concluded. “I really do, because I’ve been paid more for those kinds of things than I ever was for the movie.”

    Tom Holland Is Taking a Break From Social Media for His Mental Health

    Tom Holland is taking a break from social media for his mental health, but not before sharing an important message with his 67.7 million Instagram followers.

    On August 13, the Spider-Man: No Way Home star took to Instagram to explain his absence from all social media apps. In the video Holland explained that reading about himself online has negatively impacted his mental health. “I’m taking a break from social media for my mental health because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming,” Holland said. “I get caught up, and I spiral when I read things about me online, and ultimately it’s very detrimental to my mental state, so I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”

    Before he goes, Holland wanted to make a “very, very brief return to Instagram” to draw attention to the organization Stem4, which he described as a “wonderfully innovative education program” aimed at “helping young kids who are suffering” with their mental health through various apps and resources. “There is an awful stigma against mental health, and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn’t something that we should be ashamed of,” Holland said. “But it is something that is much easier said than done, so hopefully these apps can be your first step towards being happier and healthier.”

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    Holland continued, “If you’re suffering and you need help, download one of the apps Stem4 has to offer. I have all of them, I’ve tried them all, they’re all fantastic. They’re really helpful. So again, thank you for listening. I’m going to disappear from Instagram again. And to everyone out there, thanks for your love and support. I love you all, and I’ll speak to you soon.”

    Since the video was posted, hundreds of Tom Holland fans have flooded his comments section with support, including Justin Bieber, who wrote, “Love you man ❤️.”