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The Best New Hair Products Launching in August 2019

Who needs a good hair day when you can have a whole good hair month? It’s bound to happen, considering the slew of newcomers hitting shelves this August. And in hair care, that’s a big deal, because just one new formula can make all the difference in your strands. We washed, spritzed, and scrunched our way through the new hair products that landed on our desks. From the cutest scrunchie to a celebrity-approved mist, we’re confident one of these products will upgrade your hair routine. The only thing now is to try to stick to your budget. Scroll on to meet your new hair heroes, and check in as we add more favorites throughout the month.

Teddy Coats: Shop the Best 17 Versions to Wear All Fall 2019

For the past two years there was a teddy coat so popular everybody owned it. Or at least everybody had seen it. It was made by I.AM.GIA, an affordable brand that’s popular among both traditional celebrities and the Instagram variety, and it was their Pixie coat, an oversize caramel confection with large front pockets and the type of supersoft faux fur that doesn’t feel unlike snuggling up to your favorite childhood stuffed animal.

It seems retailers at every price point have caught on, and the number of teddy coats we have to choose from is pretty massive. And while I.AM.GIA’s beloved style has sold out many times over (hot tip: it has started to get restocked on corners of the Internet), brands like Mango, Free People, Sandy Liang and The Arrivals (to name a few) all have their own iterations.

Whether you want an oversize style—reminiscent of the 1970s—a cropped bomber version, or a teddy coat in a color that’s not exactly subtle (neon green accents or full on lipstick red, anyone?) , there’s bound to be one that you love. Shop our 17 favorites for fall 2019, below.

Tara Gonzalez is the commerce editor at Glamour, follow her at @tarigonzalez on Instagram.

Ari Lennox Serves Sexy Looks Like Free Samples At The Mall In ‘BMO’ Video

Ari Lennox has released the highly-anticipated video for “BMO,” the hit song from debut studio album Shea Butter Baby. It’s every bit as sensual, artistic, and moisturized as you could ever imagine. Her tantalizing demeanor and wordplay combine with creative sets and wardrobe combinations to deliver one hell of an instance of sexy cinema. You won’t be able to get her fierce, icy glaze, from the comfort of her bathtub, out of your head.

Lennox serves looks like they’re free samples at your local mall. Whether it’s from her couch in a plush white jacket, rubbing her shoulders as more of her shining skin sneaks into view, or wearing a sinful red sash and lingerie in front of a crystallized wall, she practically melts your viewing screen in the process. These looks and the serving of them make up “BMO”‘s runtime. As the lip-biting number thumps in the background, Lennox sings the number in an amorous trance. You might want to open a window. She dons a furry orange peacoat and serenades a man on a couch who can’t even sit up straight because he’s so hooked on her scent, her beauty, and her sex appeal. This guy is us for the length of the runtime. When it’s over, you’ll have to look for your jaw on the floor. Hopefully, it didn’t scuttle off too far.

Lennox’s Shea Butter Baby came out in May. Last month, she appeared on both “Self Love” with Bas and Baby Rose and “Got Me” with Omen, Ty Dolla $ign, and Dreezy from Dreamville Records’ compilation album Revenge Of The Dreamers III.

Watch the sinfully sexy “BMO” video up above.

See What Henry Golding Could Look Like As Marvel’s Namor

A rumor has been making the rounds recently that Namor the Sub-Mariner will finally be making his way to the MCU as the villain in Black Panther 2. A corresponding rumor pegs Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding as the actor who will dive in to the role for Ryan Coogler’s sequel. These are just rumors for now, but that hasn’t stopped people from imagining the possibilities. Take a look below to see what Henry Golding could look like as Marvel’s Namor:

Henry Golding is fairly new to Hollywood, with Crazy Rich Asians being his first feature film credit, so a lot of audiences and people who didn’t watch that romantic comedy, may not know his work or have an idea of him in this kind of role. As always BossLogic helps us visualize an actor in a superhero role and if you weren’t sure about this rumored casting before, this fan art makes a strong case for Henry Golding as Namor.

Just as Jason Momoa made Aquaman a badass you wouldn’t want to mess with, Namor looks fierce and intimidating in this image. That menacing stare really sells him as a villain and although it’s just fan art, Henry Golding definitely looks the part. Although it remains to be seen whether or not he has the kind of eyebrow dexterity on display in BossLogic’s Namor. Maybe call Emilia Clarke for pointers?

Like all comic book characters, the Sub-Mariner has went through different looks and costumes over the years and I really like the one BossLogic uses here and it seems in line with what I think we would probably see from the character should he come to the MCU. The battle armor establishes him as a warrior king and definitely seems more practical and cooler looking than the older depictions of him wearing a green and yellow Speedo and nothing else.

Having the ‘X’ on his belt is also a nice touch that has been seen in the comics and references Namor’s status as a mutant. Should he show up in Black Panther 2, he could become the MCU’s first mutant, pending they don’t do a Scarlet Witch retcon of course. BossLogic also proposed a title for Black Panther 2 here, choosing Black Panther: Two Kings. That’s a pretty cool title that would really set up the clash between the King of Wakanda and the King of Atlantis.

All in all I think fans would be stoked to see a Henry Golding Namor that looked like this show up in a future MCU film, although some fans have also thrown out future Sub-Zero Joe Taslim’s name for the part and Brian Tee has campaigned for it in the past. So will it happen?

As stated, the Namor/Black Panther 2/Henry Golding stuff is all just rumor at this point. Namor has been rumored to be coming to the MCU for years now and it hasn’t happened, but in the past there were some rights issues preventing the possibility. Those seemingly have been cleared up, paving the way for an MCU Namor. Although Kevin Feige has said he isn’t sure if or when Namor would show up, some fans suspect he was already teased with the underwater earthquakes referenced in Avengers: Endgame.

There is precedent for Black Panther and Namor being at odds in the comics, but I wonder if Marvel will want to do an underwater hero given that DC did it first onscreen with the wildly successful Aquaman and as seen with the villains in the MCU Spider-Man films, Marvel doesn’t want to repeat what’s already been done. Namor is different from Arthur Curry though and introducing him as a villain first would help him stand on his own.

Black Panther 2 is coming but it seems not until Phase 5 so we may be waiting a little while to find out if Namor will make his anticipated MCU debut and if so, who will be playing him. Even so, just seeing this image fuels the imagination at the possibilities.

We’ll keep you updated on everything going on in the MCU now and in the years ahead and check out our guide to see when all the Phase 4 films are hitting theaters.

Here’s What Camila Cabello Had to Say About Shawn Mendes in Her New Interview

There has been a lot of attention around Camila Cabello, particularly following her collaborations with Ed Sheeran and her longtime friend Shawn Mendes. The latter—which resulted in the song “Señorita”—has fueled rumors that she and Mendes are dating, and the paparazzi have been following the couple’s PDA moments pretty much all summer. During an interview with Variety, Cabello called Mendes “somebody who means a lot”to her and also opened up about her body image, new music, and the recent Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun drama.

Cabello didn’t actually confirm a relationship with Mendes. While the two have previously denied rumors that they’re dating, Cabello did stress how important Mendes has been to her. They’ve collaborated before and worked on “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” one of Cabello’s first songs outside of her work with her former band Fifth Harmony.

“I’ve known Shawn for such a long time, and it’s so much fun getting to work and do things with somebody who means a lot to you,” she said.

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Still, there are a few clues that romance might be in the air. Earlier in the interview, she explained that her new music focuses a lot on the experience of falling in love, which she shares is something she went through recently.

“Falling in love is like an infinite amount of levels and layers and angles. I fell in love and just opened up. Everything was written in present moment,” she said.

Apart from Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello also weighed in on the recent Swift-Braun controversy. She explained that there was a simple reason why she decided to defend Swift on social media after news emerged that Braun acquired her music catalogue: “Because she is my friend.”

“I’m happy to be there for her as a person. Like, ‘Even when it’s not popular, I’ve got you. I’m, like, your real friend.’ With the Scooter thing, I one-hundred-percent feel her frustration. An artist of her caliber just being F–ed over like that, and not being able to have her masters? That sucks,” Cabello said. “It’s heartbreaking for her. And I do believe a lot of the systems in place for the music industry are kind of … messed up. When you think about how artists have to slave to make these things, and then you don’t own them, that is kind of a ridiculous concept.”

Björk Tattoos Alien Life Into Your Brain With Endlessly Haunting ‘Losss’ Video

Björk practically dares you to make sense of her wondrous and frightfully strange artistry. She’s released a video for “Losss” from her 2017 album, UtopiaDesigned for the multiple screen viewing of her Cornucopia theatrical live show, “Losss” is alien, alarming, symbiotic, skin-raising, creepy-crawly, trypophobic, and, above all things, stunning. It’s a one of a kind, immersive experience that exists on the fringes of reality and is hard to imagine that it takes place on this planet, let alone in the solar system.

It’s hard to describe “Losss” with words. There’s a darkness to it, somewhere between peaceful and nightmarish. Perhaps it’s on the bottom of the seafloor that remains undiscovered in some places, home to another world of life that isn’t meant to be seen by mortal eyes. Its piercing timbre melts into your ears as what we see on-screen crawls onto our skin. Two identical, symbiotic, otherworldly creatures push and pull in a tangle of each other’s strings, their faces mutating in bubbling white and red puffs. It’s disgusting but addictive and haunting to watch.

These faces change, but the words coming out do not. They’re singing “Losss”‘s soothing chants while nearly kissing each other. These faces grow fur on them and expand into vaguely human faces, before turning into wolven fur and pearls. They morph again into a mouth that looks like a cross between a butterfly and a fish. Eventually, the two creatures return to the initial forms that they took and float around each other before coming together for eternity.

In the bio for the video on YouTube, Björk elaborated on what the video about, but she didn’t give any specifics as to what it means. “We based it on the conversations between our inner optimist and pessimist, when I recorded this I tried to sing in a deeper tone for one of them and if you listen on headphones it will match the imagery.”

Watch the peculiar, mind-boggling, and simply indescribable video for ‘Losss’ up above.

Michelle Rodriguez Went Off On Hobbs And Shaw Writer About Justice For Han Comments

Michelle Rodriguez in Fate of the Furious

The Fast & the Furious‘ life in theaters has been a fascinating one, and is showing no signs of slowing down. While the franchise began with standard racing movies, it’s grown into one of the biggest and most profitable action properties in the business. New ground was recently broken with David Leitch’s Hobbs & Shaw, the first standalone movie that helped further expand the cinematic universe. Writer Chris Morgan recently spoke about the campaign #JusticeForHan: Deckard Shaw’s murder of Tokyo Drift character Han. But his comments go him in hot water with none other than Letty actress Michelle Rodriguez.

Chris Morgan claimed that Han’s death would be addressed in a future Fast & Furious movie, and Michelle Rodriguez took to social media to rebuff these claims. She maintains that the writer doesn’t have control over the overarching narrative of the long-running property. Check out her comments below.

Well, that’s one way to shut down a rumor. Chris Morgan has involved in the Fast & the Furious franchise for years, writing nearly every single installment, including the iconic original and Hobbs & Shaw. What’s more, he’s also been an executive producer on every movie starting with Fast & Furious 6. Still, Michelle Rodriguez maintains that he’s not in charge of the property’s story, and that she’s been involved the property for longer.

Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty has been major character in the property, and was even given a fake death throughout the course of her long tenure in in the Fast & Furious movies. She, along with all of the main cast, was absent during the threequel Tokyo Drift, where the mythology of Han comes into play. As was Chris Morgan, who didn’t help write the pseudo spinoff.

It seems the actress is in deeper talks about the future of the Fast & Furious than Chris Morgan, and is privy to if/how Han and Shaw’s plot line will be handled in a future blockbuster. Michelle Rodriguez’ influence and voice within the franchise was shown recently when she campaigned for more dynamic female stories. Rodriguez was willing to put her job on the line to make this happen, and it seems she was happy with how things are moving forward with Fast 9 with a new female writer.

After making her thoughts clear on Twitter, Michelle Rodriguez went on to congratulate Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson on the preliminary success of Hobbs & Shaw, saying she’s trying to avoid the “petty.” As she put it:

The Fast & Furious franchise hasn’t been shown to be above a celebrity feud or two, and Michelle Rodriguez’s comments regarding Chris Morgan aren’t quite as intense as some of the other famous online scuffles between cast members. What’s more, all things appear to be moving forward with Fast 9, although the fate of Han’s narrative is unclear.

Michelle Rodriguez’s tweets were in response to Chris Morgan’s previous comments about the #Justice4Han campaign that has been floating around since Deckard Shaw became a good guy. The longtime writer/producer was quoted, saying:

I love ‘justice for Han.’ Sung Kang is a great friend, and Han is a character that I adore. I would say that the super-arc for Deckard Shaw is going to be one of the most interesting, cool, rewarding character arcs in the franchise. Justice for Han is owed. It’s something we have discussed for a very long time and want to give the right due to. I think the audience will be satisfied and should know it’s coming. There’s a line in Hobbs & Shaw that is right before the battle in Samoa where Shaw says to his sister, ‘There’s things I’ve done that I have to make amends for.’ That line was specifically written and put in there just to let everyone know that he is talking about Han — it is on his mind. It tortures him, and he’s going to get to it.

Chris Morgan’s words gave encouragement to the fans, who have been waiting to see Shaw make amends for murdering Han. The character’s first appearance in Fast & Furious 6 revealed that Jason Statham’s character was responsible for the car wreck that killed Han back in Tokyo Drift. It was an epic cameo, and established the character as a clear villain.

But after going to war with The Family throughout a few movies, he’s since become an ally to the group. He further cemented his status as a good guy in Hobbs & Shaw. Because despite trading insults with his muscled co-star throughout the blockbuster, Shaw fought on the side of good during his spinoff. And depending on the movie’s performance, he could end up leading a bonafide franchise of his own.

Michelle Rodriguez’ beef with Chris Morgan’s comments isn’t the first time drama has come from the cast/crew of the Fast & Furious franchises. Families fight, and that’s exactly what has been seen in the past. Aside from Rodriguez recently threatening to quit the franchise, Tyrese Gibson also had a long standing feud with Dwayne Johnson. The issue came from Hobbs & Shaw‘s development.

Gibson’s Roman Pearce wasn’t needed for David Leitch’s spinoff, so Tyrese Gibson naturally wasn’t part of the cast. The studio’s focus on the spinoff pushed back the filming and release of Fast & The Furious 9, which is what Tyrese Gibson took umbrage with. This delay meant that most of the cast would have to wait for the next big payday, with Gibson maintaining he needed to provide with his family. While The Rock largely stayed silent, Tyrese Gibson regularly took to social media to make his feelings known.

Michelle Rodriguez and Chris Morgan are both attached to Fast & The Furious 9, which is in the midst of filming. That movie is currently set to arrive in theaters on May 22, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

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Camila Cabello Says Her Upcoming Album Is ‘A Million Times better’ Than Her Last

Fans of Camila Cabello are desperate for more details about her upcoming album. Sure, her collaboration with Shawn Mendes on “Señorita” offered a taste of the sexy, sultry direction the singer might be going in, but Cabello’s lived a lot of life since the release of her 2018 self-titled debut. And thanks to her recent interview with Variety, it sounds like her personal transformation will be quite obvious on her next release.

“As a songwriter, I grew a lot,” Cabello told the outlet. “It’s a million times better than my first album.” And if you’re wondering why that might be, it probably has a little something to do with the former Fifth Harmony member’s decision to “say yes more” and not let her fears and anxieties get in the way of life-changing experiences. “I can be a little bit Miranda, but I’m trying to be Carrie in the sense that I love experiences,” she said, referencing Sex and the City. “I’m a romantic; I’m emotional. But I think through stuff a lot.” And while it would be easier for her to hide away inside her home, she seems thankful for the Camila who “takes the other Camila by the hand and just fucking drags her,” which is what’s been happening for the past couple years.

For Cabello, the two years since writing her debut album have been completely transformative, and that’s partially because she’s become more confident in herself and her songwriting ability. “Before, if I was unsure about something, I’d send it to everybody I knew,” she said. “And I’ve learned that when you’re unsure, that’s your time to really look inward and, as Oprah says, ‘get quiet.’ The answer is always waiting for you. But if it’s too loud in your head or you’re running around fucking flailing asking other people, you’re never gonna hear it.”

It also can’t hurt that she’s no longer writing songs about her “crushes from afar.” Instead, she’s been writing about actual real-life romances that she’s experienced firsthand — something she wasn’t fully able to do while writing the last one. “Falling in love is like an infinite amount of levels and layers and angles,” she said. “I fell in love and just opened up. Everything was written in present moment.”

And speaking of the “present moment,” fans would love to know more about what’s going on between Cabello and her “Señorita” collaborator — especially after the paparazzi photos that only continue to fuel rumors that they’re more than just friends. Unfortunately, she didn’t address any such rumors, but she did briefly mention working with Mendes, telling Variety, “I’ve known Shawn for such a long time, and it’s so much fun getting to work and do things with somebody who means a lot to you.” Here’s to hoping her new music will finally provide some answers.

Deadpool 2 Director Thinks Disney Could Go PG-13 For The Threequel

Earlier this year, Deadpool quietly joined the MCU when the Disney/Fox merger closed and Disney’s Marvel Studios earned the rights to the Merc with the Mouth, along with Fantastic Four and X-Men. While the latter properties could certainly benefit from a little TLC within the hugely-successful universe, Wade Wilson has been doing just dandy without the studio so far.

Another movie for the anti-hero is coming but the question on everyone’s mind is this: will Disney’s Deadpool be a more censored (and less fun?) version of Ryan Reynolds’ iconic role? Here’s what Deadpool 2 director David Leitch said to Yahoo:

Looks like they’re still figuring it out. As the David Leitch explains, it could go either way. Since the MCU has never released an R-rated flick, they may not want to start now with Deadpool. Fox has already released two raunchy, bloody movies starring the Merc with the Mouth, so in Marvel Studio’s hands, perhaps they’ll adapt it for a wider audience with a PG-13 rating.

However, part of Deadpool’s success stems from its foul-mouthed, bloodstained nature. Months ago, Marvel Chief Kevin Feige said they would not be changing Deadpool, as the studio has a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude about their new properties. However, there was no mention of Wade Wilson at Marvel’s recent San Diego Comic-Con panel where Feige announced the Phase Four slate and the development of new Fantastic Four and X-Men movies.

David Leitch continued with these words about the future of Deadpool:

Do you interweave Deadpool to the larger MCU or keep him on his own solo track? David Leitch hasn’t gotten a call to helm Deadpool 3, but he is already thinking about how awesome it would be to see a crossover between Ryan Reynolds’ hero and Mahershala Ali’s Blade, since they are both swordsmen.

For now, the director has a No. 1 movie in theaters: Fast and the Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. The movie starring Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Idris Elba has made $179 million worldwide so far after a $60 million weekend debut.

What do you want to see from Deadpool 3? Sound off in the comments below!

How to Treat Eczema, Especially When It’s Severe

I’ve learned a lot about severe eczema (or atopic dermatitis, as it’s officially called) in the past six years since I’ve developed it. Flaky, red, patchy, cracked, oozing, weeping, swollen, crusty, rashy—that doesn’t begin to cover its effects. The symptoms can vary wildly daily, even hourly. It’s an endless round of roulette where your body’s largest organ is at stake. I can’t really predict what I’ll fall asleep with nightly, wake up to every morning or be sidetracked by come midday. Eczema can manifest as an intense itch behind one knee with no visible symptoms or a raised, bumpy rash trailing across my stomach. Or, half my forehead suddenly red and puffy, then wet and weepy at the inevitable slightest scratch. It’s complicated—for those living with it, and even for the professionals that study it.

“We don’t yet know all the factors leading to the development of eczema, but we do understand more and more that it’s a combination of several genetic and environmental factors,” says Elizabeth Wallace, M.D., Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado. “Eczema results from dysregulation of the immune system, which leads to inflammation in the skin.”

Here’s what we do know undeniably: “It’s extremely itchy; that’s the hallmark,” says Heather Summe, M.D., a dermatologist at New York’s Northwell Health Medical Group Dermatology. “Skin cells usually are held together, forming a barrier that helps skin retain its moisture and prevents things from getting in—people with eczema have a defective barrier. As a result, your skin loses moisture more easily, which also makes it more likely for allergens and irritants to get in.” When this happens, inflammation and sensitization can also spur other conditions like asthma and seasonal allergies. These, along with eczema, form what derms call the “atopic march.” (The takeaway: Besides its immediate effects, eczema can make our bodies more susceptible to other conditions too.)

How to Treat Eczema

I’ve learned to constantly be on alert when touching gym equipment, sleeping in hotel sheets, trying clothes on in a fitting room, or even applying mascara. A stranger’s perfume in a crowded elevator or subway car could set my skin off. So can public hand soap or scented detergents. Above all, less is more when it comes to topical products.

“Go for minimal ingredients and less fragrance, because many people with eczema are allergic to fragrance,” advises Emma Guttman, M.D., Director of the Laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine.

“Avoiding triggers is also really important,” Wallace says of the factors that spark flare-ups. My own triggers are both varied and inconsistent, so it’s difficult to play detective. To give you an idea, the list includes climate, weather changes, dust, pollen, stress, inadequate sleep, alcohol, spicy foods, and my own sweat.

To treat my eczema, I’ve been prescribed five different topical steroid treatments, the most effective being Triamcinolone Acetonide .1% ointment, which I sometimes dilute with moisturizer for large areas. Options abound beyond topical steroids for moderate to severe case, like immunosuppressants, immunomodulators, and biologic injections. These require a doctor visit, but there’s also plenty of over-the-counter remedies and hacks you can try. Below, the ones that have saved my skin.

The Right Way to Wash

According to Dr. Summe, you really only need to cleanse the underarms, groin and feet. Use a gentle, fragrance-free, low-pH cleanser and keep showers and baths brief (10-15 minutes, max). My favorite formula is CeraVe’s facial cleanser, which I use from head to toe. (I bring the travel-sized bottle to the gym and on vacation.) The formula contains ceramides, which form a protective platelike barrier on the skin. In cold, dry weather, I alternate CeraVe or Cetaphil washes with Eucerin’s Skin Calming Body Wash, a light oil-based formula that feels richer but washes off cleanly.