Get Ready to Meet the Best Bridgerton Character in Season 2

Dearest readers, it appears Bridgerton season two is almost upon us, meaning more scandal, romance, and debauchery is imminent. We shall, of course, be left wanting for at least a season as production shan’t begin until spring 2021. But never fear, eager readers, as there will be plenty of gossip to impart as we await the return of our favorite lords and ladies…and, of course, our dashing rake of a duke. In fact, rumor has it a new lady will be introduced that has attracted the attention of one Lord Anthony Bridgerton…

Okay, I’ll stop now. But seriously, ever since the moment Netflix announced on January 21 that Bridgerton season two is officially in the works, my Twitter timeline has been celebrating. However, many fans of the show aren’t theorizing about what might be in store for the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) or even Phoebe (Nicola Coughlan). 

After Netflix seemingly confirmed through a note from Lady Whistledown herself that season two will center on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), fans of the novels by Julia Quinn are getting hype to meet a woman named Kate Sheffield. 

So, who is Kate Sheffield, and why is Twitter excited about her? Here’s what you need to know. (Warning: Book spoilers beyond this point…but remember, the show could always go a completely different direction. Showrunner and executive producer Chris Van Dusen hasn’t said anything about Kate…yet.) 

She is a main character in the second book, The Viscount Who Loves Me. In the book, drama ensues when Anthony is set to marry Kate’s younger sister, but she deems him unworthy of her sister’s affections. I mean, at the end of the first season he basically said he’d choose literally anyone to be his wife and “remove love from the equation,” so I wouldn’t want him anywhere near my sister, either! 

Unsurprisingly, Inauguration Reactions From Celebrity Kids Prove to Be Adorable

Adults understood what it meant to watch President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris get sworn into their respective offices at the inauguration. Witnessing the first female, Black, and South Asian vice president assume office was a historic moment. Even though kids might not grasp the complete significance of Inauguration Day, celebrities like Mindy Kaling and America Ferrera are sharing their children’s sweet reactions to the event. 

Mindy Kaling

“I was at work, but apparently she said: ‘Is that mommy? It looks like mommy,'” Kaling captioned a photo of Katherine as she watched the inauguration. ”Best compliment I ever got! It matters. Happy Inauguration everyone.”

Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson shared a photo of Vice President Harris being sworn into office. Her daughter, Briar, commented on the moment: “My little girl this morning said, ‘Mommy can I be the first woman president,’ to which I replied, ‘Absolutely.’”

Andy Cohen

Cohen posted a photo of himself holding his son Benjamin’s hand as they watched President Biden give his inaugural address.

Hilary Duff

Duff posted a series of photos to her Instagram Stories of her son, Luca, saying the Pledge of Allegiance with his school friends. She also posted a pic of some presidential treats that she undoubtedly shared with her son and daughter, Banks.

America Ferrera

America Ferrera is mom to children Lucia and Sebastian, who was with her to watch the inauguration ceremony. She shared a photo on Instagram of her crying while holding Sebastian. “’Why you crying?’ ‘What is democracy?’ ‘Where did JLo go?’ – a little easier to answer Baz’s questions today,” she captioned the post. “So much work ahead to build the world we want our babies to inherit. Grateful for today’s victory and for @amandascgorman ‘s words: ‘There is always light, if only we are brave enough to see it, if only we are brave enough to be it.’ #bethelight #inauguration #BidenHarris.”

January 20, 2021, is a day that will go down in history. Our generation understands what it means to see this diversity in the White House. It’s our dream that the younger generation won’t even remember a time when women weren’t elected to the highest positions in the country. 

Katy and Orlando Shared Some Sweet PDA Seconds After Her Inauguration Performance

Katy Perry closed out the Celebrating America special on January 20, and she did it with a performance of her hit song, “Firework.” Literal fireworks exploded in the background as she belted out the pop anthem, which was very fitting given the occasion: President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration

Perry looked stunning in a white dress and gloves with her blond hair slicked back. It was unclear if her boyfriend, Orlando Bloom, accompanied her to Washington, D.C., but now we know he did. 

The actor posted a video to Instagram revealing he was actually steps away from Perry as she sang “Firework.” And seconds after she wrapped the performance, the two shared a sweet kiss. 

Watch for yourself, below: 

“One day our little girl will grow up and see her mother play her part in a moment in history that we hope will heal, we hope will unite, we hope, we love ❤️,” he wrote in the caption. “One proud partner here with a tear of joy 🇺🇸🎆🙏.”

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcomed their first child together, daughter Daisy, in August 2020. (Bloom shares a son, Flynn Christopher, with his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr.) 

They announced Daisy’s arrival via a post for UNICEF, a humanitarian organization that provides developmental aid to children worldwide. 

“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” they said in the post. “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19 many more newborn lives are at risk because of the increased lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.” 

President Joe Biden Is Here to Remind You He’s Also the Cutest Grandpa

President Joe Biden is the leader of the free world, but he’s also a grandpa. While watching the Celebrating America special after his and Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration, photographers snapped a sweet pic of Biden holding his grandson, Beau Biden. Dr. Jill Biden, our new first lady, stood alongside their granddaughters, Maisy, Natalie, Naomi, and Finnegan. Beau’s dad, Hunter Biden, was also in attendance.

Hunter named his son after his late brother, Beau Biden, who died in 2015 at the age of 46 after battling cancer. Although Beau Sr. couldn’t physically be at his father’s inauguration, there is a powerful honor to him that’s going viral. While President Biden was being sworn in, journalist Patricia Talorico was driving by Beau’s grave at the St. Joseph Catholic church in Greenville, Delaware. She spotted a lone uniformed man kneeling at Beau’s grave and snapped some photos of the powerful image. People has more information.

“I couldn’t bring myself to interrupt this poignant, solemn moment,” Talorico wrote in the Deleware News Journal. “I took some photos from a distance and pulled my car over to a nearby roadway. I listened to the end of Biden’s speech and drove back to see if the person was still there. The person was.”

She continued, “The journalist in me wanted to go back and find out his identity and ask why he was there. The person who once received a kind gesture from Beau when I needed it most knew it was a time to be respectful, and I drove away. Some things in life you just let be.”

“Beau is with me every single day,” President Joe Biden tweeted after the 2020 Democratic National Convention aired a tribute to honor Beau. “If he was here tonight, he would remind me, ‘Just be who you are.’ I’m a better person because of him.”

Clare Crawley Says She Was Blindsided by Dale’s Breakup Post: ‘I Am Crushed’

Clare Crawley and Dale Moss have broken up. But this may have been news to Crawley

Moss posted what appeared to be a mutual breakup announcement to his Instagram on January 19. “I wanted to share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways. We appreciate the love and support we’ve received from so many people, but this is the healthiest decision for both of us at this time,” he said. 

However, it seems Crawley didn’t know Moss was going to post this statement. She wrote on her own Instagram January 21, “I was made aware of a ‘mutual’ statement at the same time you all were, so I’ve needed some time to really digest this.”

She continued, “Speaking for myself, my intentions with this relationship have always been very clear, so the truth is I am crushed. This was not what I expected or hoped for and am still trying to process this. 2020 was one hell of a year, with COVID, battling severe anxiety post-show, balancing a public new relationship, all while slowly losing my mother. It hasn’t been ideal circumstances, but that is life, right? I have been looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Clare Crawley says her relationship with Dale Moss was “not perfect.” “But I can say that I was genuinely invested with all of my heart,” she wrote. “I may not have all the answers, but I do know this: I will continue to show up, stand by my word, and be committed to love.”  

As for what happened between the couple, a source tells People, “Dale wasn’t ready for marriage and kids. He did have feelings for Clare, but he wasn’t on the same page as her.”

Take that with a grain of salt, though. As Crawley’s post proves, there’s always two sides to a story—especially when it comes to Bachelor Nation. 

Everything We Know About Bridgerton Season 2

If you’re like us, then you’re completely and utterly obsessed with Netflix’s Bridgerton and need to know if a second season is on its way.

Well, it’s happening! Netflix confirmed Bridgerton season two on Wednesday, January 21. “Prepare for another social season. Bridgerton is returning for season two, only on Netflix,” reads a tweet from the show’s account. 

Here’s everything we know so far about what to expect: 

The cast has been wanting this for a while. Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington, recently told Radio Times, “I feel like we’ve established this big world, so I’d love to explore more of it.”

She added, “I’d love to go on that journey with her, to see how she’s changed. I’d really love to come back, because I feel like we’ve just scratched the surface. And because there’s such a huge cast in this show, there’s so much more of all the characters.”

Regé-Jean Page (Simon) told Oprah Mag he’d “absolutely” want to explore more of the Bridgerton world. “I think there are a lot of good stories to be told in this world,” he  said. “There’s a plethora of characters, and each of those characters has cousins, uncles, and dogs, and I think people enjoy exploring all of those depths and nooks and crannies.”

The show’s second season won’t be available any time soon, though. Much like The Crown, Bridgerton has a lengthy filming schedule, which means fans will likely have to wait until at least 2022 for Netflix to drop new episodes.

Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne) is concerned about filming amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I can’t imagine how it would be possible to film under these circumstances. There are so many extras and so many crew members, and it’s a very intimate show,” the actor told Deadline. “It just baffles me how we would film it under COVID rules unless there was a vaccine beforehand.” 


Bridgerton Season 2 Is Officially Happening

Bridgerton season two is officially happening, Netflix confirmed on Wednesday, January 21. “Prepare for another social season! @Bridgerton shall be back for Season 2,” the streaming platform posted to Twitter. 

Bridgerton has been a massive hit for Netflix. The series, based on Julia Quinn’s popular novel series, centers on the affluent Bridgerton siblings in Regency-era London as they try to find love and marriage. Each novel centers on a different Bridgerton sibling. Book one was all about Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), who pretends to date Simon, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), and winds up actually falling in love with him. If the show follows the books, season two will follow Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) romance adventures. 

Weee! For more information on what to expect from season two, click here. 

Jill Biden’s Inauguration Night Dress Had a Secret, Powerful Meaning

Dr. Jill Biden, first lady, capped off a memorable day of inauguration fashion with a white coat and matching dress designed by Gabriela Hearst. That dress, it turns out, actually has a secret, unifying meaning. 

Per a press release from the designer, Biden’s inauguration night dress had embroidery that highlighted the federal flowers from every state and territory in the United States. Biden’s cashmere coat worn over the dress also featured the flowers. 

The message? Unity. All the federal flowers working as one to create something beautiful. 

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“Unity is the main inspiration for the creation of the ensemble,” Hearst wrote on Instagram. “Unity makes strength and it is needed for the road ahead.” 

Unity was a big theme during January 20th’s inauguration festivities. In his first address as president, Joe Biden told Americans, “With unity we can do great things. Important things. We can right wrongs. We can put people to work in good jobs. We can teach our children in safe schools. We can overcome this deadly virus. We can reward work, rebuild the middle class, and make health care secure for all. We can deliver racial justice. We can make America, once again, the leading force for good in the world.” 

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President Biden also said later in his speech “without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury” and, “This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.” 

Dr. Jill Biden also offered some very encouraging words on inauguration day. “Every four years, we celebrate the beginning of a new administration,” she said. “It’s the start of a bright new chapter. A time for us all to come together. I’m so grateful to all who worked to create an incredible day – especially in this uniquely difficult year.” 

Here’s hoping these words—and Biden’s dress—are a sign of what’s to come. 

The Simpsons Totally Predicted Kamala Harris’s Inauguration Outfit

OK, this is wild: The Simpsons low-key predicted Kamala Harris’s inauguration outfit.

Let’s back up for a second…to January 20, 2021! Inauguration Day! Harris made history when she was sworn is as the first woman, Black, and South Asian American vice president. For the occasion, she wore a gorgeous purple ensemble by Christopher John Rogers and her signature pearls. Some folks on Twitter couldn’t help but notice the outfit bore a striking resemblance to one Lisa Simpson wore in a 2000 episode of The Simpsons titled “Bart to the Future.” 

And this is where things get really mind-blowing: In the episode, Lisa takes office after a horrific one-term presidency by—wait for it—Donald Trump. Yes! You can’t make this stuff up. 

Look at the outfit and a quote from the episode, below. Remember, this was from 20 years ago

“Yeah, everything that ever will be has already been on The Simpsons. But this is a bit on the nose,” one person tweeted. Ya think?! 

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This isn’t the first time The Simpsons has predicted the future. A 1996 episode eerily foreshadowed the Capitol riot. Also, the show called Tom Hanks inevitably hosting a TV special for the U.S. government. (The actor emceed the Celebrating America broadcast that took the place of an inaugural ball.) 

How is one TV show managing to predict literally so many future events? What is going on in their writers’ room? They clearly have all the answers! 

I kid. In reality, this is just a series of very bizarre coincidences. Harris’s purple suit, according to style experts, is actually a nod to the suffragette movement and bipartisanship, as purple is a blend of red (Republicans) and blue (Democrats). But here’s the thing: Maybe that was also Lisa Simpson’s thinking when she wore her suit. It’s all connected, people! 

Of Course The Simpsons Predicted Kamala Harris’s Inauguration Outfit

Okay, this is wild: The Simpsons low-key predicted Kamala Harris’s inauguration outfit.

Let’s back up for a second…to January 20, 2021! Inauguration Day! Harris made history when she was sworn is as the first woman, Black, and South Asian American vice president. For the occasion she wore a gorgeous purple ensemble by Christopher John Rogers and her signature pearls. Some folks on Twitter couldn’t help but notice the outfit bore a striking resemblance to one Lisa Simpson wore in a 2000 episode of The Simpsons titled “Bart to the Future.” 

And this is where things get really mind-blowing: In the episode Lisa takes office after a horrific one-term presidency by—wait for it—Donald Trump. Yes! You can’t make this stuff up. 

Look at the outfit and a quote from the episode, below. Remember, this was from 20 years ago

“Yeah, everything that ever will be has already been on The Simpsons. But this is a bit on the nose,” one person tweeted. Ya think?! 

Pool/Getty Images

This isn’t the first time The Simpsons has predicted the future. A 1996 episode eerily foreshadowed the Capitol riot. Also, the show called Tom Hanks inevitably hosting a TV special for the U.S. government. (The actor emceed the Celebrating America broadcast that took the place of an inaugural ball.) 

How is one TV show managing to predict literally so many future events? What is going on in their writers’ room? They clearly have all the answers! 

I kid. In reality, this is just a series of very bizarre coincidences. Harris’s purple suit, according to style experts, is actually a nod to the suffragette movement and bipartisanship, as purple is a blend of red (Republicans) and blue (Democrats). But here’s the thing: Maybe that was also Lisa Simpson’s thinking when she wore her suit. It’s all connected, people!