Chris Harrison Reveals the Real Reason Why Hannah Is Keeping Luke P. Around on The Bachelorette

When you mention his conservative ways, what does that mean exactly?

Chris: Well, Hannah’s a really religious woman, and I understand Hannah because I’m from the South. I grew up in the Bible Belt, and so I get that. I’m a faith-driven person as well. I understand where she’s coming from. She’s also very conservative, and her faith is very near and dear to her. And she has that connection with Luke P. She’s had it from the start. They talk about religion. They talk about their value. They talk about the Scripture. They talk about their favorite verses, and they connect on that level. She doesn’t really have that with any of the other guys. Ironically, it’s also what will drive her crazy about him because as much as it brings them together, it will also create a divide that they will battle over, and that’s the interesting thing about religion. I think that’s something we’re all going to debate: that religion is something that should bring us together, but at the same time history tells us it creates a lot of wars. And it will maybe create a big war between these two.

Would you like to see religion discussed more on the show?

Chris: It really depends season to season. I like that we’ve taken this dive into this season because it is a central part of it. We will show Luke P. going to church in Scotland and praying and getting some alone time. It’s a huge part of his life, and it really drives him. And it’s about to drive the storyline between him and Hannah. Would I like to see more? Only if it fits and only if it really plays a central figure in the show. I’m glad we’re not shying away from it in this instance because it is a part of it. And whether it’s sex or religion or both of those and how they mix, I’m glad we never shy away from those sometimes taboo social issues that will cause a lot debate around the country.

At the end of last week’s episode, Hannah tells Luke she can’t give him the rose, but as any diehard fan knows, it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of things. So does she really not give him a rose, or could it mean she’s not giving it to him right now but perhaps he could get it at the rose ceremony?

Chris: I can tell you that she does not give him the rose. But I can also tell you if you’ve ever seen an episode of The Bachelor or Bachelorette, there’s also a big “but.” While there is this Luke P. fatigue, all I can tell you is there is this amazing, bizarre, combative bond between these two people, and it’s like they’re magnets. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a relationship on this show quite like this where there’s just something there, but they get on each other’s last nerve. It’s almost like a sibling rivalry—and I hate to say that ’cause it sounds so weird, but the only thing I can even put a finger on is that it’s just such an interesting relationship. I know it might drive people crazy, but I find it fascinating to watch.

In tonight’s preview, we see you giving Hannah a hug. Is this a heart-to-heart or more of an intervention on your part?

Chris: I hate to make myself sound old, but that was more of a dad moment. I wear a lot of hats on this show, and that was a moment with this young woman that I adore that was hitting rock bottom and had just had enough and was so frustrated she couldn’t see straight. That was an ‘I’m there for you’ moment.

How serious did this get for Hannah? Obviously it’s not like Colton jumping the fence and saying he was going to quit the show, but you do ask Hannah if she feels like she can continue.

Chris Harrison Reveals the Real Reason Hannah Is Keeping Luke P. Around on ‘The Bachelorette’

When you mention his conservative ways, what does that mean exactly?

Well, Hannah’s a really religious woman, and I understand Hannah because I’m from the South. I grew up in the Bible Belt, and so I get that. I’m a faith-driven person as well. I understand where she’s coming from. She’s also very conservative, and her faith is very near and dear to her. And she has that connection with Luke P. She’s had it from the start. They talk about religion. They talk about their value. They talk about the Scripture. They talk about their favorite verses, and they connect on that level. She doesn’t really have that with any of the other guys. Ironically, it’s also what will drive her crazy about him because as much as it brings them together, it will also create a divide that they will battle over, and that’s the interesting thing about religion. I think that’s something we’re all going to debate: that religion is something that should bring us together, but at the same time history tells us it creates a lot of wars. And it will maybe create a big war between these two.

Would you like to see religion discussed more on the show?

It really depends season to season. I like that we’ve taken this dive into this season because it is a central part of it. We will show Luke P. going to church in Scotland and praying and getting some alone time. It’s a huge part of his life, and it really drives him. And it’s about to drive the storyline between him and Hannah. Would I like to see more? Only if it fits and only if it really plays a central figure in the show. I’m glad we’re not shying away from it in this instance because it is a part of it. And whether it’s sex or religion or both of those and how they mix, I’m glad we never shy away from those sometimes taboo social issues that will cause a lot of debate around the country.

At the end of last week’s episode, Hannah tells Luke she can’t give him the rose, but as any die-hard fan knows, it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of things. So does she really not give him a rose, or could it mean she’s not giving it to him right now but perhaps he could get it at the rose ceremony?

I can tell you that she does not give him the rose. But I can also tell you if you’ve ever seen an episode of The Bachelor or Bachelorette, there’s also a big “but.” While there is this Luke P. fatigue, all I can tell you is there is this amazing, bizarre, combative bond between these two people, and it’s like they’re magnets. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a relationship on this show quite like this where there’s just something there, but they get on each other’s last nerve. It’s almost like a sibling rivalry—and I hate to say that ’cause it sounds so weird, but the only thing I can even put a finger on is that it’s just such an interesting relationship. I know it might drive people crazy, but I find it fascinating to watch.

In tonight’s preview we see you giving Hannah a hug. Is this a heart-to-heart or more of an intervention on your part?

I hate to make myself sound old, but that was more of a dad moment. I wear a lot of hats on this show, and that was a moment with this young woman that I adore that was hitting rock bottom and had just had enough and was so frustrated she couldn’t see straight. That was an “I’m there for you” moment.

How serious did this get for Hannah? Obviously it’s not like Colton jumping the fence and saying he was going to quit the show, but you do ask Hannah if she feels like she can continue.

The Best Under-$100 Swimsuits 2019: Cheap Stylish Swimsuits

The crucial detail missing from the FOMO-inducing Instagram Stories and serene sunset pictures that suddenly flood your social channels as soon as anyone in your life goes out of office is that planning a vacation can get expensive. There are a lot of moving parts—from booking essential details like transportation and housing, to ensuring any necessary treat-yourself preparations are accounted for—that it’s easy to get caught up in all the to-dos, must-haves, and can’t-misses along the way. It’s terrifyingly easy to blow an entire budget long before we get on any plane, train, or automobile—or even before we zip up our luggage. So, whenever and wherever we can cut costs, we will. Ahead, check out our favorite summer-ready swimwear that only looks expensive.

GLOW Season 3: Everything We Know So Far

Viva Las Vegas! If there was ever a more seemingly perfect fit for the world of GLOW, it’s Sin City. But ’80s-style Vegas is not the Vegas of today, and a Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling residency is way different than Lady Gaga’s.

When Netflix premieres season three of the Emmy-nominated series on August 9, the location might be different, but the characters are the same, trying to find their place in work and in life. There’s also the arrival of Oscar-winner Geena Davis, who joins the cast as Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, a former showgirl-turned-entertainment director of the hotel. But even with Sandy’s zest for the dramatic, Ruth’s passion for the show slowly starts to dim, while Debbie is racked with the guilt of not being there for her son.

In fact, there’s so much to unpack in the just-released season three trailer. Take a look:

Here’s everything we know so far about GLOW season three:

Ruth may have unresolved feelings for Sam. A sexy gold dress? A hot tub moment? What is this, The Bachelor? Anyway, at one point Sam asks her what she wants and she says, “I don’t want to ruin what we have.” She’s also clearly not telling him the truth about how she actually feels about Las Vegas. I mean, he says he was wrong about her hating Vegas, but does she really feel that way? And let’s not forget what she told Debbie: that she has a job and a boyfriend (Russell) but still feels lost.

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Courteney Cox Celebrated Her Birthday with Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow

One of the many things that made Friends a massive hit back in the ’90s, and gave it a resurgence with a new generation on Netflix, is the undeniable chemistry of the cast. Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt Leblanc, and Matthew Perry all famously negotiated their salaries as a unit back in the day—and those friendships live on, much to the delight of fans like me.

Courteney Cox recently celebrated her 55th birthday with Aniston and Kudrow and shared a gorgeous photo of the three on her Instagram. “How lucky am I to celebrate my birthday with these two??? I love you girls. So much ♥️,” she wrote in the caption. “LOVE you girls! Happy happy Court,” Kudrow responded in the comments. (Aniston, sadly, is not on social media—but maybe her pals can convince her to join sometime soon.)

Friends lovers—of both the famous and not-famous variety—weighed in on the photo too. “This is so epic 😍,” Kaley Cuoco commented. “Love that they are best friends in real life!” another user wrote.

This isn’t the first time Cox has given us excellent Friends-related content on the ‘Gram. Her very first post was a photo from The Ellen Show with Kudrow on a recreation of Central Perk’s famous couch. “Hello Instagram! I’m here with a little help from my friends,” she wrote in the caption.

Then there was the time she revisited the Friends apartment building in New York City.

Or this awesome throwback of her and Kudrow.

Aniston recently said that “anything can happen” when it comes to a Friends reunion. “Listen, I told you this: I would do it. The girls would do it. And the boys would do it, I’m sure,” she told Ellen DeGeneres.

What are the odds that this was discussed at Cox’s birthday celebration? We hope they spent some time outlining the plot and figuring out a plan to convince the guys that this is an excellent idea. In the meantime, our fingers will remain crossed.

This Bride Demanded That a Wedding Guest Cover Her Tattoos and Dye Her Hair a ‘Natural Color’

It’s currently peak wedding season, which means it’s also peak nightmare wedding story season. From a bride who wouldn’t hire a gay makeup artist to the woman who asked a guest to change because she thought her dress had too much white in it, the Internet is filled with tales of wedding-day demands gone awry.

Take this latest example of a bride who demanded that one of her wedding guests change her hair color and cover her tattoos in order to attend the big event. According to the Daily Mail, the guest shared screenshots of the text exchanges documenting the requests, and they soon went viral.

“Hey so with my wedding, I wanted to ask if you could please make sure your tattoos are covered & and could you maybe fix your hair up so it’s a natural [color]?” the bride wrote. “We’ve put a lot of work into our theme and I’m sorry but your look clashes with it.” She even suggests some ideas, like wearing long sleeves or a jacket, and says that she’s also made a similar request of another guest in case they want to go shopping together.

The guest had a pretty natural response. “Umm the wedding is in summer so I’m not sure I could wear a long sleeve dress or jacket? I’m really sensitive to [heat] so I just don’t think I can do that if it’s a hot day,” she wrote. “I can look into a spray I guess, I definitely can’t dye it because it’s been a lot of work to lighten it to this blue and I’m planning to go a [bit] darker but yeah. I’ll look into some options for my hair.”

Weather and guest comfort be damned, the bride pretty much doubled down on her request. “I know it’s hot [but] it’s my one day, so if you can’t suck it up I feel like you don’t really care about me or [my fiancé] and probably shouldn’t come,” she continued. “I’m not asking much and it’s not my fault you get hot…[My fiancé] is in full agreement with me on this so don’t bother texting him like I know you’re planning to.”

“Wow, so if I don’t give myself heat stress I don’t love you guys?” the guest replies. She then goes on to note that makeup that covers tattoos is quite pricey and thanks to a recent car accident, she’s going to be “struggling” over the next few months. The bride says the money situation isn’t her problem and even got in one last insult: “It doesn’t matter that you’re not in the wedding party, you’ll still be in photos and you will ruin them.”

She then added, “You’re very pretty normally but your look doesn’t work for my wedding and it is very fair to ask you to do something simple so that my day is perfect.”

While it’s left unclear if the woman actually attended the wedding, we kind of hope she showed up with even brighter blue hair and a few new tattoos.

How to Fix Brassy Highlights on Blond Hair

My last highlight job was the perfect storm of Mercury-retrograde misfortune. My first mistake was going to a new salon and placing my hair’s fate in the hands of a total stranger without doing a consultation—and my second mistake was not saying anything the minute I saw the outcome. I was hoping for light blond; instead I got brass. And a hell of a lot of it. I left the salon, held back tears, and sent an email a few hours later asking for corrective color.

They agreed and asked me to come back the following Tuesday evening, but when I showed up 10 minutes late (from a doctor’s appointment—but we’ll count that as mistake number three) they apologized and told me they didn’t have time for my appointment. I tried to salvage my session by telling them I was flying to Mexico the next morning—on a group trip where my ex would be present—and I didn’t exactly want to show up with orange roots. Still, they didn’t budge, and I actually saw my colorist see me and bolt in the opposite direction. Enter my living nightmare.

In my blurred judgment, I decided to run down the street—now in a full-on ugly cry—to another salon. Mistake number four was asking another colorist to try to fix my situation, again, without a consultation. She warned me she wouldn’t be able to do much because of my previous botched job, but I left it up to fate and said the only prayer I remembered from Hebrew school.

It didn’t work. After getting two highlight treatments and a ton of exposure to sun and salt water, by the time I came home from Mexico, my hair was damaged and my hairline could have easily been mistaken for a carrot. Despite people telling me otherwise, I didn’t care. This wasn’t my hair.

I bought purple shampoo after purple shampoo and even threw in a platinum blond root concealer to spray all over my entire head—after it was all said and done, it cost me around $500 and my hair was no closer to the beautiful bright blond I’d set out to get.

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Then I was referred to Rita Hazan, the woman who saved my life. (I might have a slight flair for the dramatic but bear with me.) She promised to turn my two-toned brassy highlights into a sun-kissed blond, and when Beyoncé trusts someone to color her hair, so do you. She started the process with a first round of highlights to lift the color since the problem with my last two treatments was that the lightener wasn’t left on long enough to take my dark roots into a light blond. She used a teasing technique to highlight my entire head and left me in foils for 10 or so minutes. After washing out the color and drying my hair, she applied more lightener using the standard weaving-comb technique to correct the color closer to my roots. After a few more minutes of foil, I had a new head of hair—and new bouncy layers, because why not?

I Never Realized I Was Different—Until I Had to Buy a Plus-Size Prom Dress

One of the most transformative experiences of my life was going shopping for a prom dress. My friends and I had been looking forward to this shopping excursion for months and decided we’d make it a big trip, pick out each other’s outfits.

I knew exactly how I wanted to look: Audrey Hepburn meets 10 Things I Hate About You. My prom dress would be classic, floor length, black—it would fit like a glove—and I’d wear it with glamorous hair and a red lip. (And actual gloves, of course.)

We went to the first department store at our local mall and immediately snatched up everything we could find. Sequins, silk, tulle, lace, long dresses, short dresses—the best of early 2000s teen fashion. Giddy with possibility, we headed toward the dressing rooms.

I put on the first dress—a satin, A-line style with spaghetti straps. The back wouldn’t zip.

I tried the second one—a strapless ballgown with visible boning, a straight neckline, and a tulle skirt. The lace-up back wouldn’t even come close to closing.

I grabbed the next one. I couldn’t even get it up over my thighs.

I looked at myself in the mirror, my dreams of the perfect prom dress fading with every ill-fitting piece. My throat got tight. I couldn’t just back out and get a bigger size—I had already picked out the biggest size available for each gown. The tears started welling up as my friends called to me from outside the dressing room, asking me to come out and show them my favorites. It was humiliating.

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I tried to compose myself. From behind my door, I told them that I didn’t really like any of the options, that this store wasn’t really my style. I’d look for something else later.

I insisted they stay and finish up. I’d meet up with them after.

I always knew I was bigger than my friends. I just never realized how much that would define my shopping experience. I had never felt truly isolated by my size until it came time to buy a prom dress.

As my friends kept browsing the Juniors section, I snuck up two flights of stairs and toward the back of the department store. Next to the bathroom, tucked away in a corner, I found the plus-size clothes—the only clothes I knew for sure would fit me. I was hidden from everyone, and in that moment I was honestly grateful for it. I didn’t want to be seen there.

I Never Realized I Was Different—Until I Had to Buy a Plus-Sized Prom Dress

One of the most transformative experiences of my life was going shopping for a prom dress. My friends and I had been looking forward to this shopping trip for months and decided we’d make it a big trip, pick out each other’s outfits.

I knew exactly how I wanted to look: Audrey Hepburn meets 10 Things I Hate About You. My prom dress would be classic, floor-length, black, and fit like a glove—with glamorous hair and a red lip. (And actual gloves, of course.)

We went to the first department store at our local mall and immediately snatched up everything we could find. Sequins, silk, tulle, lace, long dresses, short dresses—the best of early 2000s teen fashion. Giddy with possibility, we headed towards the dressing rooms.

I put on the first dress—a satin, a-line style with spaghetti straps. The back wouldn’t zip.

I try the second one—a strapless ballgown with visible boning, a straight neckline, and a tulle skirt. The lace-up back wouldn’t even come close to closing.

I grab the next one. I can’t even get it up over my thighs.

I looked at myself in the mirror, my dreams of the perfect prom dress fading with every ill-fitting piece. My throat got tight. I couldn’t just back out and get a bigger size—I already had picked out the biggest size available for each gown. The tears started welling up as my friends called to me from outside the dressing room, asking me to come out and show them my favorites. It was humiliating.

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I tried to compose myself. From behind my door, I told them I didn’t really like any of the options, that this store wasn’t really my style. I’d look for something else later.

I insisted they stay and finish up. I’d meet up with them after.

I always knew I was bigger than my friends. I just never realized how much that would define my experience shopping. I had never felt truly isolated by my size until it came time to buy a prom dress.

As they kept browsing the Juniors section, I snuck up two flights of stairs, toward the back of the department store we were at. Next to the bathroom, tucked away in a corner, I found the plus-size clothes—the only I knew would for sure fit me. I was hidden from everyone, and in that moment, I was honestly grateful for it. I didn’t want to be seen there.

Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” Music Video Features a Cameo From Katy Perry

As promised, Taylor Swift delivered the music video for her latest single, “You Need to Calm Down,” this morning—and it’s packed with famous faces and a lot of color.

Over the weekend, Swift released a list of some of her celebrity friends who appear in the video, like all the guys from Queer Eye, Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Pose‘s Billy Porter, RuPaul, and Ciara.

But one name was conspicuously left off the list: Katy Perry. That’s right: Katy Perry, dressed in her Met Gala burger costume, reunites with Taylor Swift, who’s dressed as an order of fries. The two approach each other hesitantly, but then end up awkwardly slow-dancing like you did back in middle school. Rumors began swirling over the weekend that Perry would appear in Swift’s video, and that they kissed during their burger-fry dance. But Swift shut this down, saying, “To be an ally is to understand the difference between advocating and baiting.” It turns out that the fast food concept was true—just not the kiss.

We already knew these two were back to being friends after the cookie peace offering seen ’round the world, but now it’s officially official. Does this mean Swift will be making an appearance in an upcoming Perry video? We hope so.

“A happy meal,” Swift captioned a photo of her and Perry on Twitter.

“This meal is BEEF-free #MeatFreeMonday 🍔♥️🍟,” Perry wrote on Instagram.

Swift wants to celebrate all the friends she asked to be in the video. “The #YNTCDmusicvideo is out! First, I want to say that my co-stars in this video are AMAZING. Please celebrate by supporting their work, following them, and going to see them perform. I’m SO grateful and SO EXCITED I ACTUALLY DO NEED TO CALM DOWN,” she tweeted, before going on to tag them all in subsequent posts.

But what of all the other Swiftian references in the video? There, naturally, are many. Here’s a rundown of some of the best ones.