Watching Jennifer Lopez Call Ben Affleck’s Rainbow Phoenix Tattoo ‘Awful’ Is So Iconic

I think we all can agree that Ben Affleck is a classically good-looking dude with a classically bad-looking back tattoo. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a massive phoenix in shades of blue, red, and orange that covers his entire backside. 

And his current girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, is not a fan. We know this from an interview that recently resurfaced from 2016. Now that the original Bennifer is back together, fans have been combing through old videos—and while the couple is famously complimentary of each other, Lopez didn’t mince words about Affleck’s ink.

“It’s awful!” she told Andy Cohen in an interview on Watch What Happens Live.  “I would tell him that! Like, what are you doing? It has too many colors. His tattoos always had too many colors. They shouldn’t be so colorful, you know what I mean? They should be cooler.” 

Who knows? Maybe Jennifer Lopez will convince Ben Affleck to get the tattoo removed. We know from another WHHL interview, this time from 2014, that Lopez helped style Affleck when they dated in the early-aughts. “I did kind of say, ‘You need to be—you’re a movie star. You should wear a suit, or you should do this with your hair. I did that—and by the way, guys do that to girls, too. Like, ‘I like that dress better than the other dress’…[Ben] was into it. He didn’t do anything he didn’t wanna do.” 

Regardless, Affleck’s poor choice in tats doesn’t seem to be slowing the couple down. They were recently spotted canoodling on a yacht, bringing to mind the iconic scene from the “Jenny From The Block” video. Lopez has also taken to wearing a necklace with the letters B-E-N on it. Maybe J.Lo doesn’t care about the tattoo anymore (or, ya know, she just ignores it).

The First Teaser for AHS Season 10 Is Here—And Yup, We’re Getting Sea Monsters and Aliens

Exciting returns include Bates, Paulson, and Peters, who were deeply missed in season nine. Notably missing are Emma Roberts and Jessica Lange, two major players in the franchise.

But it’s the addition of Culkin in the number-two slot that may prove to be the most interesting choice. While his brother, Kieran Culkin, is killing it on Succession, the Home Alone child star has slowly been making his way back into the public eye.

“I enjoy acting. I enjoy being on set,” Culkin said in an Esquire cover story. “I don’t enjoy a lot of the other things that come around it. What’s a good analogy? The Shawshank Redemption. The way he gets out of prison is to crawl through a tube of shit, you know? It feels like to get to that kind of freedom, I’d have to crawl through a tube of shit. And you know what? I’ve built a really nice prison for myself. It’s soft. It’s sweet. It smells nice. You know? It’s plush.”

Kaia Gerber is joining the cast. “Very excited to announce that Kaia Gerber is joining the American Horror Story family,” Murphy announced on Instagram in March. It’s unclear if she’ll be in the story “by the sea,” “by the sand,” or both. 

A spin-off is in the works! Murphy announced American Horror Stories on Instagram after a cast-reunion Zoom call. “American Horror Story cast Zoom call…where we reminisced about the good times…the spin-off we’re doing called American Horror Stories (one-hour contained episodes)…when we will start filming the next season of the mothership…and other stuff I cannot print,” the showrunner wrote in the caption on May 11. “It was so much fun and I’m glad we caught up. I miss everyone!”

The first poster is here. And it’s terrifying. One word: teeth. Murphy revealed the art in November 2020. 

We finally have a title! Get ready for American Horror Story: Double Feature

We don’t know what it will be about…yet. According to Murphy’s Instagram post, there will be “two horrifying stories…one season.” One story will be set “by the sea,” while the other is “by the sand.” 

But this new poster drops a hint. It was released June 24. So does this mean we can expect…aliens? Looks like it!

And this new teaser offers even more info. It was released July 27. It looks like we’re definitely getting sea monsters and aliens. 

Wait, there’s more news. In a reply to one confused fan, Murphy clarified that we’re basically getting two seasons for the price of one. “It means TWO SEASONS for the fans airing in one calendar year! So double the viewing pleasure,” Murphy replied, per the Daily Mail. “One set by the sea (this cast already announced). A second by the sand (that cast announcement coming).”

Sarah Paulson was spotted on the set in April…with bright pink hair. See pics here. 

Keep checking back for more updates on American Horror Story season 10.

Natasha and Carrie Have Another Encounter in the Sex and the City Reboot

Sara Ramirez will play one of the new characters. Tony winner Ramirez, who is nonbinary, will play the show’s first nonbinary character in a “series regular” role. The Hollywood Reporter revealed on May 19 that Ramirez’s character is “Che Diaz (they/them), a nonbinary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie is regularly featured. Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.”

Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman​ and Sarita Choudhury are also joining the cast! Parker welcomed four new actors to the series in an Instagram post on July 15, writing, “@justlikethatmax And finally!!!! THRILLED to welcome @therealsararamirez, @NicoleAriParker, Karen Pittman​ and Sarita Choudhury to #AndJustLikeThat. Can’t wait to work with these brilliant actors who bring so much talent, humor and excitement to our ensemble. X, SJ​”

Charlotte’s and Miranda’s husbands will return. HBO confirmed on June 9 that Steve Brady (David Eigenberg) and Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler) are going to appear in the revival. Plus, that’s not where the love ends: Willie Garson will also reprise his role as Stanford Blatch, and Mario Cantone will return as Stanford’s husband, Anthony Marentino.

“Everyone at And Just Like That… is thrilled to be able to continue the storylines of these beloved Sex and the City characters with the actors who made them so lovable,” King said in a statement.

They’re back! On June 11, Parker posted a selfie with Davis and Nixon following their first table read! “Together again. 💜 Read through our first episodes,” she wrote, tagging @justlikethatmax. “Alongside all the fellas and our newest cast members. Like an ice cream sundae. X, SJ.”

The table read went really well. “I think the feeling was, ‘Oh, my God, this is so weird, right?’” Willie Garson, who plays Stanford Blatch, told Page Six on June 30, adding, “And also, ‘Oh, my God, this is so completely normal.’ So at the same time, this is the weirdest thing ever and this is literally just like, ‘Oh, here we are again. Another terrific episode.’” Garson said that he “truly, truly appreciate[s]” fans of the show for keeping interest in it alive for so long, and says that the “updated” new episodes will explore questions like “Where are these people now? How have these people changed, evolved? …Like, how has all the rapid changes in the world affected these people and how are they different?” He continued, “So God bless us for being allowed to do this. And it’s because of the fans.”

20 Pairs of Shoes You’d Definitely Buy at Full Price Are on Sale at Nordstrom

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is here—and between all the fashion deals and discounted beauty products we’re manifesting from our wishlists straight into our carts are some massive markdowns on some of your favorite footwear designers. That’s right: We’re talking Tory Burch, Nike, Converse, Ugg, Madewell, all up for grabs for a fraction of their usual price. 

In case you missed the memo: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has been shoppable for Nordy Club cardholders for a few weeks, but from July 28 through August 8, it’ll finally be open to general shoppers. Many popular sale items are already selling out, so you’ll want to hop on these deals ASAP—especially if you’re hitting up the (virtual) shoe department. 

We know there’s a lot to scope out in the footwear section, so we narrowed it down to the most desirable categories—think everyday sneakers, versatile workout shoes, comfy sandals, and even comfier slippers. From trusted running trainers to pretty raffia sandals and the fluffliest slides the land, brace yourselves for the best shoe deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021, ahead.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Sneakers

Whatever you’re doing these days, it probably requires sneakers. Grab yourself a pair of slim Tory Burch kicks (you’re going to see this tennis-inspired style everywhere come fall) or snap up some glittery high-tops to amp up a simple jeans-and-T-shirt look. Platform models from Converse and Superga are also $20 and $30 off, respectively, in case you’re due for a replacement. 

P448 Star Glitter High Top Sneakers



Tory Burch Leigh Trainer Sneakers



Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Move Platform High-Top Sneakers



Superga 2705 Embroidered Platform High Top Sneakers



Madewell Sidewalk Low Top Sneakers



Sam Edelman Poppy Sneakers



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Running Shoes

From video workout classes to weekend road trips, a pair of running shoes to amp up your athleisure game is something everyone can get behind. FYI, Brooks and On workout shoes are rarely reduced, so stock up while you still can. 

Asics Gel-Kayano 27 Running Shoes



On Cloudflow Running Shoes



Brooks Levitate 4 Running Shoes



Adidas Swift Run X Sneakers



New Balance FuelCell Prism Running Shoes



Nike React Escape Run Running Shoes



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Slippers

When you’re cozying up at home, a pair of pillow-soft slippers are essential to reaching peak relaxation mode. Of course, if you’re all about a celebrity-inspired look, you can always take your fluffy feet for a tour outside the house. (We don’t make the rules, okay?)

Ugg Cozette Genuine Shearling Slippers



Ugg Genuine Shearling Slippers



Minnetonka Cosi Faux Shearling Slippers



Tory Burch Double T Genuine Shearling Sport Slide Sandals



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Sandals

Fall is still a ways off, meaning there’s no need to pass on a great summer sandal—be it heeled or flat—if you come across a great deal (and trust, there are plenty). Elevate your warm-weather outfits with gold anklet styles, strappy pastel visions, or wear-everywhere raffia slides. Whatever you choose, there are no regrets here.

Schutz Sanny Ankle Strap Sandals



Steve Madden Kyrah Ankle Wrap Sandals



AGL Shelby Slide Sandals



Schutz Carlotta Slide Sandals



The Reverse Cat Eye Trend Is a Fierce Upgrade To Winged Liner

We love a simple makeup switch. It doesn’t have to be anything too crazy, but just a subtle accent or a change of emphasis can have very chic consequences.

Case in point: the reverse cat eye. It has all the fierceness of regular winged liner, it’s just inverted to focus the attention on your lower lash line. The result is a smoky, sultry under-eye that wings out at the corner to create a sexy feline shape.

The trend’s taken off on TikTok after makeup artist @paintedbyspencer shared a video of himself applying the look with the caption “Have you tried the reverse cat eye? It’s my favorite.”

Since then, creators around the world have given the trend a go themselves.

And, to help everyone along, Spencer shared a tutorial with all his tips.

“First things first, run a greyish-toned eyeshadow through the upper lid. Once it’s really blown out and effortless, take that same shade and run it through the lower lash line,” he says.

“This is where it gets fun. Now I’m taking a gel black liner and I’m gonna run this pencil through my waterline. The important part here is to really bring it into the inner corner,” Spencer added.

“Extend that inner corner, then wing it out on the outer corner. Don’t worry about bringing it down too far, just keep it in the water line. Once we smoke it out with a brush, all of that work will be done for us,” he explained.

“Now take a detailed eye brush with some black eyeshadow and diffuse out the edges,” says Spencer. Add some mascara to your top and bottom lashes, and that’s it. “It’s really, really, really easy. It’s simple, short, sweet, to the point and nearly foolproof,” he says.

Of course, it’s not the first time we’ve seen the look. Kim K (who else) rocked it on the Cannes red carpet back in 2016 and even Kristen Stewart has been known to rep the trend. The actress wore it to the premier of the film she directed, Come Swim, in 2017.


But with more of us admitting we’re ready to experiment, this easy upgrade is a pretty way to freshen up our everyday makeup.

This story originally appeared on Glamour UK. 

Georgina Pazcoguin Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

When you picture a ballerina, chances are your mind will settle on a classic stereotype: Stick thin, white, quiet. Georgina Pazcoguin wants to change that. Pazcoguin, who has been a dancer in The New York City Ballet since 2001, has made a name for herself as the “Rogue Ballerina,” and challenges every stereotype about the profession. She’s funny, outspoken, and as the NYCB’s first Asian American woman to be promoted to an upper tier, is a founding member of Final Bow For Yellowface

Pazcoguin has also been open about the darker aspects of the ballet industry, which she details in her memoir Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina, out July 27. “I’m so excited to share my my story,” she tells me over Zoom. “I touch upon a lot of women’s issues and being a sort of outlier in the world of ballet. You’ve talked to me now for 30 minutes, I am not the quintessential idea of what a ballerina is. I’m not super dainty, I just don’t subscribe to those norms.”

“I want everyone to know that ballet should be a vehicle to tell stories through different lens, and it’s truly for everyone,” she continues. “I want to break down this idea that all ballerinas have eating disorders and daddy issues. I want to break down the idea that you have to be a person of a certain social standing to come to the ballet. I also want people to know who these dancers are on stage.”

While it’s clear she lives her life without abandon, when it comes to makeup and skin care, Pazcoguin has to err on the side of caution. She’s always had sensitive skin and eczema, but her company-issued stage makeup broke her out in a rash during a particular stressful leading role. “I think whatever we were using I had been allergic to, compounded with stress, and I had these boils on my face, it was terrifying,” she says. That lead her down the path of scrutinizing ingredient lists, and after two years of intense research—and a 20 page list of ingredients to avoid—she’s finally settled on a stage makeup and skin care routine that doesn’t irritate her skin. 

Though she needs her skin care to be gentle on her skin, she still needs powerful products, especially when it comes to cleansing—in addition to her standard ballet makeup, Pazcoguin was in Cats on Broadway, where she was in full-on cat makeup five nights a week. So what made the cut? Pazcoguin reveals the “high-brow, low-brow” products she can’t get enough of. Read on as she drops her routine

My cleanser: 

 It depends on if I’m in a performance season or if in my every day, but generally in the morning, I use the Aesop Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser.  It has lavender, chamomile, and a white clay that’s very soothing to my skin in the morning. If I’m cleansing post-show, I’ll remove the heavier makeup with an organic coconut oil which I’m currently in the process of finding a sustainable option—I’ve been thinking about where I should be putting my money to support the right people. And then what I have found is that the Koh Gen Do Cleansing Water has been really great to help remove some of that the waterproof mascara and stuff like that. 

Aesop Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser

Koh Gen Do Spa Cleansing Water


Koh Gen Do

My toners: 

I’m a huge fan of the Thayers Witch Hazel as a toner, always have been, especially when it comes to post-show, when the skin is just raw. For a splurge— because I’m here in California right now and I’m not in my home, and I’m needing things to kind of make me feel a little bit pampered— I’ve been using the Aesop B & Tea Balancing Toner, which obviously has a little bit more for fragrance, it just feels a little bit more luxurious. And you know, if I’m spending this much time away from home, I feel like it’s a nice gift to myself. I use both of those morning and night. 

Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Facial Toner



Aesop B & Tea Balancing Toner

My serums: 

This is a new addition. There was a shift in my lifestyle when the pandemic hit, clearly I could not be performing every night. And then all of a sudden, I didn’t have to put on this crazy makeup every night. And that’s when I was like, Oh, well, maybe I can look at this in a different way. And I went to my friends at Aesop and I got the Lucent Facial Concentrate, and I really, really love it, it has rose petals in it.  I’ll do that in the morning, and then every opposite morning I’ve been doing Aesop’s Parsley Seed Antioxidant eye serum. She is getting older, and espeically when I go out drinking, the next morning that definitely helps with puffiness. 

Aesop Lucent Facial Concentrate

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Serum



My face oil: 

I also use the Aesop Damascan Rose Facial Treatment. It’s a thicker oil that I will apply before I get on the plane. It’s also great for L.A. weather, when I’m in the sun. It’s a very, very restorative moisturizer, I use it when my skin needs a little extra love. It’s my saving grace. When it gets really cold, like the first hit of cold in New York, that’s when I use it. 

Aesop Damascan Rose Facial Treatment



My moisturizers: 

Moisturizer is one thing I am dedicated to because of the eczema. In terms of my face moisturizer, my love of all time is the Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream. It’s also got the chamomile bud in it, which is so calming. The theme is just like, Calm down skin. And then, like when it gets super hot and humid, and I don’t want to put on a thick cream, I use Aesop Seeking Silence, and  it’s very, very light. That’s just enough, especially since I’m putting on SPF too. 

Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream



Aesop Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator



My body lotion: 

I stick to the highbrow for my face, that’s like the splurge. But for the body, I find that the Vanicream light lotion is perfect. It’s so wonderful. And you can use the Vanicream on your face, it’s all purpose. If I need more, or if I had like a sunburn or something, I’ll get out the organic shea butter and kind of mix that into the lotion and make my own. 

Naomi Osaka’s Olympics Run is Over

Naomi Osaka’s Olympics run is officially over as the string of upsets in the Olympics 2021 in Tokyo continues. 

The tennis star, who is currently ranked number two in the world, lost in the third round of Olympic play to Marketa Vondrousova. It’s the latest in a string of tennis shakeups—number one ranked player, Australian Ash Barty lost in the first round and the number three ranked player Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus is also out. 

Osaka has, in may ways been the face of the Tokyo Olympics. Competing as an athlete for her home country Japan, she lit the Olympic torch at the Opening Ceremony. But more than that, Osaka has been an outspoken activist in the months leading up to the Games, an avatar for the way so many women athletes are using their platforms. 

Osaka notably withdrew from the Grand Slam competitions leading up to the Olympics, taking a stand to protect her mental health. “The truth is I have suffered long bouts of depression since the U.S. Open in 2018 and I’ve had a really hard time coping with that,” she wrote on Instagram, adding that she would be taking some time away from the court.

Naomi Osaka’s Olympics run isn’t the only one that hasn’t gone as planned. The USWNT, who was on a 44-game winning streak, lost to Sweden in their first Olympic match (although the team will still advance to the quarter finals). And the news of Osaka’s ouster came just hours before the news that Simone Biles withdrew from the women’s team competition citing a “medical issue.” (It is yet to be determined if she will compete in any individual events.) 

Simone Biles Pulls Out of the Gymnastics Team Final at the 2021 Olympics

Simone Biles has pulled out of the gymnastics team final at the Olympics 2021 for a “medical issue,” the Today show reported on Tuesday, July 27. 

USA Gymnastics says Biles will be assessed daily to determine if she’s fit for future events at the Tokyo Games. 

According to the New York Times,  Biles “faltered” on the vault, doing a Yurchenko with 1½ twists as opposed to the planned 2½ twists. She also “stumbled” out of the landing. 

The rest of the gymnastics team will continue to compete at the Olympics 2021 without Biles, of course hoping she’ll join for individual events later in the Games. 

Simone Biles took to Instagram a few days ago to talk Olympics pressure. “It wasn’t an easy day or my best but I got through it,” she wrote. “I truly do feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders at times. I know I brush it off and make it seem like pressure doesn’t affect me but damn sometimes it’s hard hahaha! The olympics is no joke! BUT I’m happy my family was able to be with me virtually🤍 they mean the world to me!”

Katie Thurston Says the Bachelorette Finale Can’t Come Soon Enough: ‘The Truth Will Come Out’

Glamour: Who were you were most nervous to see in person at Men Tell All?

Katie Thurston: I think Michael was definitely going to be the hardest, especially watching our break-up. I kind of had to relive those moments and get it out of my system, and getting to see him and get that closure that I needed, it just felt good.

Of all the guys who are not in your final three, who do you think could make a really strong Bachelor next season?

My vote would be Andrew or Michael. They both have so much to offer and both are in a place where they are ready to find that forever love. If either of them were to have that opportunity, I would be rooting for them so hard.

Michael left before the hometown dates to be back with his son, James. “What can you say when a child wants somebody to go home?,” Michael tells Glamour. “It wasn’t indecisiveness on my part. I wasn’t leaving because of doubt in our relationship, but rather out of love for my son. I think any parent understands that sometimes you have to choose. Not all decisions come out winners. But we’ve been attached to the hip since I’ve been home.”

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Hometowns air next week, so in the lead-up to those, did you have a clear frontrunner in your head? And did that change after you met the families?

I kept each relationship very individual, but it wasn’t until hometowns that I realized, “Oh shoot, I really need to start comparing these men now.” And hometowns did make a big difference for me. Hometowns go a little unexpected. I’ll tease that for now. But a lot gets crazy toward the end, and I don’t know how they’re going to cram it all in. As you’ve seen in the preview, it’s not a lie. It’s very real. I reached a breaking point.

So where are you now?

Overall, I am happy, and that’s all I can really share. The truth will all come out August 9, but everything happens for a reason, that’s the biggest thing I’ve been saying…you deal with the cards you’ve been dealt, and you can’t live with regret or questioning what ifs.

Katie and Greg.

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You really were correct when you said you had a great group of guys, but you and Blake have quite a chemistry that’s different from everyone else.

Alright, you’re team Blake! I always ask people who they are rooting for, so we’ll see! [Laughs]. And as for Blake, I say it a lot that we’re alike, so is that a good thing or not? I don’t know!

You just have to go with your gut. 

We’ll check in on August 9! I’m here in L.A. for the next three weeks because of quarantine, so it makes things easier than flying back to Seattle. But it’s OK. I do miss [my cat] Tommy, though.

I thought you couldn’t wait for August 9 to get here so you could be with whoever you choose, but no, it’s so you can eventually get back to see Tommy.

Exactly! [Laughs]

The Bachelorette hometown dates air Monday, August 2, and the finale airs Monday, August 9.

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

Hidilyn Diaz Just Won the Philippines’ First Olympic Gold Medal in History

It’s finally here: The Olympics 2021 officially kicked off in Tokyo on Friday, July 23, and wow, it was worth the wait. These Summer Olympics have already been historic for a number of pandemic-related reasons: the postponement, crowd-free competition, and athletes who have already withdrawn after testing positive for the coronavirus. But on a brighter note, the Tokyo Games are already historic for women athletes.

Women won more medals in 2016 and 2018 for Team USA than male athletes and are on track to take home the most glory in Tokyo too; this year six major countries—including the U.S., Canada, Australia, Great Britain, China, and Russia (whose athletes will be competing for the Russian Olympic Committee, as the doping ban against the country is still in place)—have more women athletes competing than men.

But it’s not just about numbers. Women athletes are about to have an epic run at the Olympic and Paralympic games this summer—the women of Team USA Basketball will be going for their seventh consecutive gold medal (some dynasty-level stuff right there), Allyson Felix will be competing in her fifth Olympics (while helping to pay for childcare for other Olympian moms), Katie Ledecky will be gunning for the chance to be the first woman to win the most career gold medals (in any sport), Carissa Moore and Bryce Wettstein will have a shot at becoming the first women to ever win Olympic medals in surfing and skateboarding (both new Olympic sports), Scout Bassett will be get another shot at Paralympic gold, and Simone Biles will be being, well, Simone Biles.

You’re going to want to watch it all. Here are the sports and iconic athletes to keep your eye on at the 2021 Olympics.

1. Gymnastics

Simone Biles. Need we say more?

The GOAT will be competing at her second Olympics as the greatest gymnast—of any gender—in history. In addition to debuting moves never completed on the Olympic stage, she’s in the running (along with swimmer Katie Ledecky) to become the woman to win the most career gold medals in any sport.

But it’s not just Biles you’ll want to watch. The 2021 Women’s Gymnastics team is stacked with talent. Also on the squad: Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, Jade Carey, and MyKayla Skinner. Together they could sweep the top spots on the podium in every event, making them the first team to ever take home gold in every event in the competition.

Following the qualification round on July 25, it’s official: the Women’s Gymnastics Team has qualified for the team finals on July 27. Not only that, but Biles qualified for  all four event finals, plus the all-around! As the Team USA Twitter account put it, “Just goat things.”

Ultimately, Biles and Lee qualified for the all-around final on July 29, the bar final on August 1, and the beam final on August 3. Biles and Carey will compete in the vault finals on August 1 and the floor final on August 2.