Joe Biden’s Daughter and Granddaughters Say They Look Up to Sasha and Malia Obama

On January 20, America said out with the Trumps and in with Joe Biden’s much cooler family—one with style, dance moves, and zero interest in holding positions in the president’s administration. To be honest, all it took was a tuxedo, some pastel coats, and a pair of sneakers for first daughter Ashley Biden and her nieces, Natalie, Maisy, Finnegan, and Naomi Biden, to steal the show at the inauguration. 

Despite not receiving any sort of welcome from their predecessors, the Biden women are looking back for guidance on how to handle life in the spotlight, just not from Donald Jr., Tiffany, Eric, or Ivanka Trump. In a new interview with Today, the Bidens revealed they’ll be taking some cues from Sasha and Malia Obama

“[We’ve] had the privilege of being able to see two of our friends navigate eight years of what was really difficult and they did so so beautifully and they came out so grounded and humble and they’re so smart and driven,” 21-year-old Finnegan said in the pre-inaugural interview with former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager. “So I think we can only take advice from them.”

Of course, things could get awkward when the former first daughters return to their old home, Finnegan notes. “They’ve been so nice and offering advice to us and support,” she continued. “So it’ll be weird, though, when they come to the White House to hang out.” You know, because those were Sasha and Malia’s bedrooms first. 

The Obama and Biden families are so interlocked that Maisy recalls the time President Barack Obama served as the coach of her and the Obama girls’ basketball team—a temporary position he was eventually forced to give up. “There were a lot of teams that were like, ‘This is unfair. You can’t have the president be your coach,” the 20-year-old revealed. “But, I mean, we won. So maybe it wasn’t fair.”

Watch the full clip, below, and for more info on Joe Biden’s daughter and granddaughters, you can click here and here. You’re going to be hearing a lot from these women for at least the next four years.


The Dakota Johnson Lime Controversy Has Everyone Spiraling

When coronavirus lockdowns first started in March 2020, we were scared, lost, and confused. But Dakota Johnson’s Arch Digest house tour swooped in triumphantly and gave us all the comfort we desperately needed. The video went super viral, and for good reason; in it Johnson muses about crushed mohair, her grandmother’s tigers (plural), a bamboo feud, and limes. So many limes. 

The limes are the stars of the video, really. While showing AD her kitchen, Johnson gestures to a display of limes and says gleefully, “I love limes. I love them. They’re great. I love them so much, and I like to present them like this in my house.” 

Something about watching a movie star wax poetic about citric fruit in the middle of a contagion brought thousands joy—myself included. For 10 seconds, we forgot about hand sanitizer shortages and social distancing and lost ourselves in, well, a big ‘ol bowl of limes. I said it last year and I’ll say it again: I want to be one of those limes. 

But it’s all a lie. Those weren’t Dakota Johnson’s limes. Dakota Johnson doesn’t even like limes. She confessed this to Jimmy Fallon on January 19. When asked about the video, the actor said, “I actually didn’t even know that [the limes] were in there. I was giving the tour and went into the kitchen, and it was set dressing. I’m actually, I’m allergic to limes…Limes make my tongue itch.”

We’ve been deceived. Duped. Bamboozled. Johnson says “it was just hard to just ignore [the limes], so I just lied. I went the full opposite direction.” 

That’s right. The bright green ASMR blanket that kept you warm during the early days of the pandemic was stitched with perjury

Because of, ya know, the historic inauguration that happened on January 20th, this bombshell is just being unearthed by the internet. And people are spiraling (myself included): 

Many are pairing this with another classic Johnson moment: when Ellen DeGeneres accused Johnson of not inviting her to her birthday party, and Johnson replied, “That’s not the truth, Ellen.” 

So what is the truth (Ellen)? One fan called out a scene in Johnson’s 2015 movie A Bigger Splash in which she’s eating a whole lime. Did her tongue itch afterwards? Has this poor woman been haunted by limes for years?

Everything is confusing. I don’t trust anyone. Nothing is sacred anymore. The only thing I do know is if I ever have a tequila shot with Dakota Johnson, I’ll just give her salt. 

9 TV Shows and Movies to Bookmark This Week, Including a New Euphoria Episode

“The series tells the story of Natalie, a young French expatriate in Israel, [who] is charged with the murder of her husband on their wedding night. Karim, a French diplomat in charge of helping French citizens who have to deal with the Israeli authorities, slowly falls for Natalie. He cannot figure out whether the young lady is deeply lost and vulnerable, or dangerously manipulative. Obsessed with this case, Karim will dive into Natalie and her family’s mysterious past.”

Friday, January 29 

Haymaker: Per a press email, “Haymaker follows a retired Muay Thai fighter working as a bouncer, who rescues an alluring transgender performer from a nefarious thug, eventually becoming her bodyguard, protector, and confidant. The relationship leads Sasso’s character to make an unexpected return to fighting, risking not only his relationship, but his life. Haymaker tells a story about human dignity and love.”  In theaters, on demand, and digital 

The Little Things: Read an official description, below. Streaming on HBO Max

“Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto star in John Lee Hancock’s suspenseful psychological thriller The Little Things about two California sheriffs and their growing obsession with a suspect while embroiled in the search for a killer targeting women.”

Saturday, January 30 

Wendy Williams: The Movie: The life of the iconic talk show host is explored in this (authorized!) biopic. Williams herself executive produced the project. 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Meet the Five New Women Joining Matt James’s Season of The Bachelor

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The Bachelor contestants for Matt James’s season are all iconic. I already know this from the bios ABC dropped in late 2020. One woman lists her job as “queen.” Another is a professional ballerina. And one woman, according to this tweet, is perhaps the greatest human who’s ever walked the face of the earth. I can’t wait to get to know them more—and see which ones go the distance on James’s season. 

As for what he’s looking for, James told Good Morning America back in June 2020 it’s someone who’s “selfless, honest, caring, compassionate—qualities found in women all shapes and sizes.” And he wants kids too. “I think the grandkid counter for my mom started when the [Bachelor] announcement was made,” James told People. “She wants a basketball team. I’ll have a minivan, as many as we can fit.”

Matt James, of course, will make history as ABC’s first Black Bachelor. “I feel a load of responsibility,” James admits on the show’s premiere, according to People. “But in that, I feel like my experience isn’t everyone’s experience. I can only go and speak on things that I’ve experienced and live out my truths and do the best I can to represent who I am and how I was raised.”

So let’s get to know the contenders a bit more, shall we? Below, all 32 Bachelor contestants vying for Matt James’s heart this season: 

Abigail, 25

Beaverton, Oregon

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Alana, 26 

Toronto

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Alicia, 24

New York City

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Amber, 30 

Costa Mesa, California

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Anna, 24

Chicago

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Bri, 24

San Francisco

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Carolyn, 30 

Los Angeles

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Casandra, 25

Newport Beach, California

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Chelsea, 28

Brooklyn

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Corrinne, 22

Pomfret, Connecticut

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Emani, 25

Albuquerque

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Illeana, 25

New York City

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Jessenia, 27

San Antonio

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Kaili, 26 

Chicago

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Katie, 29

Renton, Washington

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Khaylah, 28

Durham, North Carolina

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Kimberly, 28

Seattle

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Kit, 21

New York City

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Kristin, 27

Virginia Beach

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Lauren, 29

Miami

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Magi, 32

Adwa, Ethiopia

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Mari, 24

Odenton, Maryland

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Marylynn, 28 

Studio City, California

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MJ, 23

Hudson, Ohio

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Pieper, 23

Happy Valley, Oregon

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Rachael, 24

Cumming, Georgia

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Saneh, 25

Denver

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Sarah, 24

San Diego

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Serena C., 24

San Francisco

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Serena P., 22

Toronto

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Sydney, 28

Nashville

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Victoria, 27 

Los Angeles

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7 of the Best New Books to Read in January

The desperately optimistic among us foretold that 2021 would be as good as 2020 was bad. If the best new books in January are any kind of sign, then the future is bright—this year is going to be beautiful. 

These are the kind of books that you can read on your couch with just a steaming mug and a good-smelling candle and feel transported. Every party you missed, every vacation you gave up, every adventure that you’re dreaming of, seem miraculously captured between their pages. We’re still waiting to see what 2021 becomes, and what becomes of us—who we’ll be, when the history that has happened to us finally recedes. As we wait, the unspeakable pleasure of a good hardcover in our hands with a compelling story on its pages will take us from the cold, dark days of winter into the welcoming warmth of spring. 

Here are just a few of the best new books in January, for escapism, for learning, for using literature as a tool for survival: 

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On ‘Skin,’ Sabrina Carpenter Gives Her Perspective on That “Drivers License” Drama

The Sabrina Carpenter POV has arrived, and finally, the trifecta is complete. As Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” continues to dominate the charts, the “older blond girl” she maybe-references in an early verse has released her own song, likely about the situation. (However, that’s not confirmed.) Rodrigo’s maybe-ex who probably inspired the song, Joshua Bassett ,dropped his own single, “Lie Lie Lie,” in the interim.

On “Skin,” released just after midnight on January 22, former Girl Meets World star Sabrina Carpenter seemingly addresses the drama, singing, perhaps (maybe-who knows?) to Rodrigo, “Maybe we could have been friends / If I met you in another life / Maybe then we could pretend / There’s no gravity in the words we write / Maybe you didn’t mean it / Maybe ‘blonde’ was the only rhyme.”

The “two sides to every story” theme continues throughout the song in lyrics like, “I’m happy and you hate it, hate it, oh / And I’m not asking you to let it go / But you been tellin’ your side / So I’ll be telling mine” and, “Don’t drive yourself insane.” In the chorus, Carpenter sings, “You can try / To get under my, under my, under my skin / While hе’s on mine / Yeah, all on my, all on my, all on my skin / I wish you knew that еven you / Can’t get under my skin if I don’t let you in.” 

We have to say, while Carpenter has every right to add her two-cents to this story, the message here is a little muddled. If the situation hasn’t gotten under her skin…why is she writing a song about it? Perhaps the pop star doth protest too much.

On Twitter, fans were quick to give this new twist in the saga the meme treatment, mostly focusing on the fact that in Rodrigo’s song, at least, Carpenter is painted as intimidating but blameless. “Drivers License” is really about being sad that your first love has moved on, it’s not really about feeling scorned. So, to fans, the response seems perhaps unwarranted.

Ah, youth.

With ‘Skin,’ Sabrina Carpenter Gives Her Perspective on That ‘Drivers License’ Drama

The Sabrina Carpenter POV has arrived, and finally, the trifecta is complete. As Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” continues to dominate the charts, the “older blond girl” she maybe references in an early verse has released her own song, likely about the situation. (However, that’s not confirmed.) Rodrigo’s maybe-ex who probably inspired the song, Joshua Bassett, dropped his own single, “Lie Lie Lie,” in the interim.

On “Skin,” released just after midnight on January 22, former Girl Meets World star Sabrina Carpenter seemingly addresses the drama, singing, perhaps (maybe—who knows?) to Rodrigo, “Maybe we could have been friends / If I met you in another life. / Maybe then we could pretend / There’s no gravity in the words we write. / Maybe you didn’t mean it / Maybe ‘blonde’ was the only rhyme.”

The “two sides to every story” theme continues throughout the song in lyrics like, “I’m happy and you hate it, hate it, oh / And I’m not asking you to let it go. / But you been tellin’ your side / So I’ll be telling mine“ and, “Don’t drive yourself insane.” In the chorus, Carpenter sings, “You can try / To get under my, under my, under my skin / While hе’s on mine. / Yeah, all on my, all on my, all on my skin. / I wish you knew that еven you / Can’t get under my skin if I don’t let you in.”

We have to say, while Carpenter has every right to add her two cents to this story, the message here is a little muddled. If the situation hasn’t gotten under her skin…why is she writing a song about it? Perhaps the pop star doth protest too much.

On Twitter, fans were quick to give this new twist in the saga the meme treatment, mostly focusing on the fact that in Rodrigo’s song, at least, maybe-Carpenter is painted as intimidating but blameless. “Drivers License” is really about being sad that your first love has moved on, it’s not really about feeling scorned. So to fans, the response seems perhaps unwarranted.

Ah, youth.

Michelle Obama Wore Fenty Beauty to the Inauguration

Between Ella Emhoff’s coat and Bernie Sanders’s mittens, there was no shortage of memorable ‘fits at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, but the most stylish person there was, duh, Michelle Obama. And while her maroon Sergio Hudson ensemble might have been eye-catching, what about her actual eyes? What about her makeup on the day, hmm? Well, it was Fenty Beauty. Naturally. Plus, a little Pat McGrath and Glossier, which we can only imagine she shares with daughters Sasha and Malia.

Mrs. Obama’s makeup artist, Carl Ray, shared all the details with Elle, including a step-by-step guide to achieving the look yourself, if you dare. First, start with NARS Creamy Concealer and Fenty Matchstix Contour, then set with Laura Mercier’s translucent powder. When your skin is perfectly matte but dewy, define your brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills’s Dip Brow Gel, Brow Definer, and Clear Brow Gel. Then it’s time to move onto the eyes.

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“I wanted her to have a powerful beauty look that would need to be achieved by playing up the top half of her face…since her whole face wouldn’t be visible, the eyes and lashes would be the star of this particular look,” Ray told Elle of beauty in the age of mask-wearing. Since it looks like we’ll have to stay masked for the rest of the year, expect the dramatic eye to stick around. 

In this case, the perfect daytime smoky eye was achieved with the Taupe to Black shades from the Viseart 01 Eyeshadow Palette, plus a little Pat McGrath Eyedols Eye Shadow in Divine Mink in “the center of the lid.” And because only one eyeliner simply would not do for the occasion, he also added both Pat McGrath Labs’s Permagel Eyeliner in Xtreme Black and Fenty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner.

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For the final touches, Ray used Glossier Lash Slick mascara and Lilly Lashes. Perfection.

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And if you’re coveting every aspect of the former FLOTUS’s glam, her hairstylist, Yene Damtew, revealed a few secrets too. “I keep my celebrity clients’ information confidential, so I won’t share specifics [on Michelle Obama].⁣⁣ However, I do have this video that shows how I achieve my signature bouncy curls,” she captioned an Instagram video showing her heat technique.

Taking notes for next time we get invited to an inauguration. Listen, it could happen!

Bernie Sanders Had the Best Reaction to Those Inauguration Memes

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman may have been the most inspiring part of January 20th’s inauguration ceremony, but Bernie Sanders was the coziest, watching the event while bundled up in his signature brown jacket and sporting now-famous chunky mittens. The look was instantly meme-ified, and the Vermont senator is well aware of that. He addressed the “Bernie in a chair” viral phenomenon on January 21 on Late Night With Seth Meyers; when Meyers mentioned that he knew Sanders had attended the inauguration, the senator quipped, “I heard about that!”

“I was just sitting there trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on,” he said of his now-famous pose. “What was really nice is the woman who made the mittens lives in Essex Junction, Vermont, she is a schoolteacher and a very, very nice person. She has been somewhat overwhelmed by the kind of attention that is being shown to her mittens,” he added. Meyers explained that the woman is unable to make mittens for all who want them, then pivoted to the other photograph of Bernie that went viral: his mysterious manila envelope. What’s inside? “I’d love to tell you, Seth. It’s top secret,” says Sanders. Well, there you have it. However, we’d like to think this joke on Twitter is the truth: “Inside the envelope is an article Bernie cut out of the newspaper that he thought Biden would find interesting.”

On the topic of giving credit, that viral chair photo was taken by Brendan Smialowski. Sanders also said of the occasion, “I was in tears seeing the new president getting sworn in,” and praised President Biden for the seriousness with which his administration is facing the challenges of this moment. Watch the full conversation here:

That’s our Bernie Sanders. Always cozy and ready to fight.

10 Popular TikTok Dances That Are Easier Than You Think

What better way to let off some of that quarantine-fatigue than by nailing one or more of the most popular TikTok dances? 

OK, we can think of a few better uses of your time. But still: From revolutionizing sex ed to making us reconsider our relationship to millennial beauty, in 2020 the app went from being a buzzy talking point to legitimately shaping pop culture as we know it. And one thing TikTok is wholly responsible for is the steady stream of new dance routines taking over your social media feeds. 

Whether you’re looking to jump back in after a brief hiatus from the app or a total newbie to the dance craze, we’ve got you covered with 10 popular TikTok dances to try at home. Best part: These don’t just look easy to copy, they actually are. Try one, or all.

1. Cut The Check:  Mahak Hamid 

Created by Mahak Hamid, this dance perfectly embodies our collective quest to bring some serious cash flow into 2021. The routine looks best when sped up, but Hamid created a detailed tutorial to help you get the basics down. 

2. Out West: Nicole Bloomgarden

If it’s been a minute since you’ve put on your dancing shoes (slippers?), then this easy dance created by Nicole Bloombarden should be the first on your list to try. The routine quickly went viral, with Kylie Jenner even joining in on the fun with a modified version. 

3. To The Back: Millah T

This routine created by Millah T is another fairly easy-to-recreate one to add to your list. TikTok celebrities Charli D’Amelio and Lil Huddy are fans, and it’s not hard to see why. 

4. Boss B*tch: Lauren Jackson

Originally created as a duet routine (with herself!) Lauren Jackson’s dance is proof that all you really need to get the party going is one thing: you.

5. Post To Be: Brittyn Nguyen

There’s a few different moves in this dance created by Brittyn Nguyen that makes it feel fun and fresh.

6. Beggin: Katie Feeney

This feel-good dance sequence created by Katie Feeney is all about positive energy, which we could all use for the year ahead. 

7. Captain Hook: Megan The Stallion

Of course we’re going to include a dance challenge from the Hot Girl herself because we all could use some of that energy as we set our sights on the new year. The routine is cute and surprisingly simple—and even more fun if your quar-pod joins in. 

8. Candy Shop: Lesley Gonzalez

Millennials rejoice! This dance created by Lesley Gonzalez is a mashup of some throwback moves (dougie anyone?) when means you likely already have part of it down thanks to muscle memory. 

9. Donk: Ceejay

Another throwback sound! Ceejay created this dance to a remix of Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em’s “Donk” that is easy enough for everyone to join in on the fun. 

10. Bloomies Happy Dance:  Jalaiah Harmon

She created the famous Renegade dance, and now Jalaiah Harmon is back with another hit routine.