Taylor Swift Shares That Her Mother, Andrea, Has a Brain Tumor

Taylor Swift hasn’t stopped since releasing her seventh album, Lover last August. Since then, she’s been busy with a limited tour, press for the head-scratcher Cats (she has no regrets), plans to re-record her previous material, and preparing the premiere of Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, a Netflix documentary about her career and her place in pop culture that comes out on January 31. But between it all, Swift has been dealing with some pretty devastating family news: She revealed this week that her mother Andrea, who’s been battling cancer since 2015, has a brain tumor, which doctors discovered through her treatment.

Swift opened up about her mom’s health in a long profile that Variety ran this week. Their relationship has been a close-knit one, and Swift has already written two songs—”Soon You’ll Get Better” and “The Best Day”—about her battle with cancer. “Almost every decision I make, I talk to her about it first. So obviously it was a really big deal to ever speak about her illness,” Swift said during the interview before talking about the tough moment in which the tumor was discovered. “While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor. And the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor is nothing like what we’ve ever been through with her cancer before. So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family.”

Swift explained that her mother is part of the reason why she’s planning to only play four stadium dates in America this summer and several festivals in Europe. “I feel like I haven’t done festivals, really, since early in my career—they’re fun and bring people together in a really cool way. But I also wanted to be able to work as much as I can handle right now, with everything that’s going on at home. And I wanted to figure out a way that I could do both those things,” she said.

She went further into what Andrea is going through and added, “I mean, we don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know what treatment we’re going to choose. It just was the decision to make at the time, for right now, for what’s going on.”

Dorit Kemsely on Fashion, Shopping, and Dressing for PK

Do yourself a favor and take a few minutes today to hear this week’s episode of Glamour‘s “What I Wore When” podcast, during which Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley tell the downright wild story of an Alexander McQueen dress she impulse-bought in Las Vegas during her wedding weekend. The dress—red, tight, and “worth every penny”—has now become known as the “baby-making dress” for reasons we can all infer.

As a functioning Bravo-holic, I was particularly eager to chat with Dorit, who joined RHOBH show in 2016 and became a fan favorite thanks to her playful approach to style, her loyal family and, yep, her slightly ambiguous accent. She was fun, forthcoming and impressively self-aware during our hour together, and we covered a lot of ground including her rationale for buying buying clothes and shoes and bags well into the thousands of dollars, her lifestyle brand Beverly Beach, the Champion sweatshirts she loved as a teenager in Connecticut, how motherhood has impacted her style, and why Real Housewives always seems to look better and better every season.

Second to her baby-making dress story, I was especially intrigued by Dorit’s honesty about wanting to look good for her husband, and how dressing for him, in a lot of ways, is really dressing for herself. I think a lot of women would be afraid to admit that publicly—wanting to look great for a man—and I so appreciated her perspective.

Listen to the episode at the link above—you won’t regret it!

Follow host Perrie Samotin on Instagram @perriesamotin, guest Dorit Kemsley at @doritkemsley and subscribe to “What I Wore When” on Apple Podcasts or where ever you listen to your favorite shows.

Kamala Harris, Maya Harris, and Meena Harris on How to Raise an Activist

But the other thing about her is that she was not just about talk, she was also about action. And so we learned a lot by example. The adults who were around us growing up—they were all activists. Meena knows this, but our parents and their friends were active in the civil rights movement. When we were little kids, our mom would take us to meetings that she’d go to.

So, it is partly, importantly about the lessons you learn through reading, through listening, through talking, but it’s also about action. I think that those two things together form a powerful foundation for you to find your own place in the world and your own path and your own sense of commitment and responsibility and how you are going to make your contribution. I think I certainly tried to instill that for you, too, Meena. And I don’t know; I think some of it’s rubbed off.

Glamour: It seems like it’s working.

Maya Harris: Yeah. It did turn out pretty good! As a single mom, I took Meena with me everywhere—rallies, meetings, class. It’s that combination of the lessons you teach through your words and what you are exposed through in terms of action. And I think both of those things are important.

The other thing is when we talk about your grandmother, I think it’s important that she never underestimated the capacity of children to listen, to learn, to understand the things that were happening around them. I feel like we grew up in a household and in a community where things weren’t “dumbed down” for the kid. You know what I mean? We got to sit at the big table, if you will. We were invited to the big table.

And I feel like you had that experience, too, Meena. Sitting at the big table and asking questions. I felt absolutely I wanted to raise my daughter like I was raised, which was to be curious, to be inquisitive, to understand, to learn. I feel like you do that with [your daughters] too, which is why they are so not just loving but full of personality and curious and smart. It’s about how you are engaging them and what you’re exposing them to.

Meena Harris: I always felt like I could participate at the adult table, but I also knew that if you’re going to make an argument about something, you better have something good to say.

Maya Harris: That’s very much how my mom was, and I think Meena would probably attest that’s how I was as a mom, too, and still am. My mom didn’t have a lot of patience for mediocrity. If you were going to actually be in the conversation and state a point of view, then you ought to be able to either explain that point of view or defend that point of view. It’s good to be challenged, to be challenged to engage and to experiment. To put out your own views and your own thinking and to have the courage to do that.

Kamala Harris: Oh, yes. You were expected to speak and to defend your positions, no matter your age. You were encouraged to speak, but you would also be challenged. Nobody looked at you and said, “Isn’t that cute.” They looked at you as a serious human being, and they’d say, “OK, tell us exactly what you mean by that.”

Glamour: Which is…how you all became lawyers!

Meena Harris: [laughs] But that’s the thing—I really want to talk to adults about this book. Because it’s not just about reading books, it’s also about action and what you’re demonstrating as a parent. I think about the fact is that all these issues of inequality and the diminishing of girls and women—it starts early, right? This literally starts on the playground.

Some People Really Think Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s Hair Is a Sign They’re Getting Back Together

On Sunday night (January 19), America got the reunion they’ve been waiting on for 15 years: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt hugging and chatting at the SAG Awards, where both of them took home statues.

The internet, myself included, collectively lost its mind over the images of the former couple, whose marriage was a bastion of the early aughts. They broke up in 2005—and I will fully admit I still remember exactly where I was when I heard the news—and both went on to have very high-profile relationships, and in Pitt’s case multiple children with Angelina Jolie. But the nostalgia for their relationship has never truly died down, as evidenced by our reactions to seeing them together again.

In case you have somehow avoided the internet in the past 48 hours, here are the photos that sent us all into a tizzy.

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By all accounts, Jen and Brad are friends, have been for years now, and are not getting back together. That, however, has not stopped all of us from projecting our feelings onto them and hoping for a reconciliation. I get it. It feels good, right? We long for a simpler time and perhaps a relationship from our own lives that we still hope might come back around again.

But this being 2020, people have gotten extremely extra with their theories—going so far as to surmise that the similarity of Jen and Brad’s current hair is a sign they’re getting back together. Seriously.

To be fair, the color is extremely similar—and excellent. Those highlights!

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And Brad has a long and storied history of styling his glorious head of hair in ways similar to that of his girlfriends. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

Look at those matching arched bangs on Brad and ex-girlfriend Juliette Lewis in 1991.

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The Brad and Gwyneth years gave us this iconic hair moment at The Devil’s Own premiere in 1997.

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And he and Jen opted for a piece-y look at the Emmys in 1999.

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Brad and Angelina Jolie had the long-hair ponytail thing going in 201.

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Is it an anecdotally-compelling case? Sure. But the truth is Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are probably never, ever getting back together. Like, ever. Meanwhile, we can all keep dreaming—and take their photos in as inspo for the next time we go to a hair colorist.

Some People Really Think Jennifer Aniston’s and Brad Pitt’s Hair Is a Sign They’re Getting Back Together

On Sunday night (January 19), America got the reunion they’ve been waiting on for 15 years: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt hugging and chatting at the SAG Awards, where both of them won statues.

The internet, myself included, collectively lost its mind over the images of the former couple, whose marriage was a bastion of the early aughts. They broke up in 2005—and I will fully admit I still remember exactly where I was when I heard the news—and both went on to have very high-profile relationships, and in Pitt’s case multiple children with Angelina Jolie. But the nostalgia for their relationship has never truly died down, as evidenced by our reactions to seeing them together again.

In case you have somehow avoided the internet in the past 48 hours, here are the photos that sent us all into a tizzy.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

By all accounts, Jen and Brad are friends, have been for years now, and are not getting back together. That, however, has not stopped all of us from projecting our feelings onto them and hoping for a reconciliation. I get it. It feels good, right? We long for a simpler time and perhaps a relationship from our own lives that we still hope might come back around again.

But this being 2020, people have gotten extremely extra with their theories—going so far as to surmise that the similarity of Jen’s and Brad’s current hair is a sign they’re getting back together. Seriously.

To be fair, the color is extremely similar—and excellent. Those highlights!

Getty Images

And Brad has a long and storied history of styling his glorious head of hair in ways similar to that of his girlfriends. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

Look at those matching arched bangs on Brad and ex-girlfriend Juliette Lewis in 1991.

Getty Images

The Brad and Gwyneth years gave us this iconic hair moment at the Devil’s Own premiere in 1997.

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And he and Jen opted for a piecey look at the Emmys in 1999.

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Brad and Angelina Jolie had the long-hair ponytail thing going in 2013.

Marc Piasecki/WireImage/Getty Images

Is it an anecdotally compelling case? Sure. But the truth is Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are probably never, ever getting back together. Like, ever. Meanwhile, we can all keep dreaming—and take their photos in as inspo for the next time we go to a hair colorist.

Sex Education Season Two: We’ve Seen Sexual Assault on TV Before—But Never Like This

She continues, “Unless it is rape, [many of us] feel like we can’t really talk about it or that we have to take it in our stride and even laugh about it. We’ve turned them into little funny anecdotes rather than actually dealing with the fact that might have traumatized us on some level.” It’s like society has given us a hierarchy of sexual assault, she explains. “If you’re somewhere near the top then it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s OK. You’re allowed to be upset by this one.’ But anything lower you feel like maybe you’re a bit of a drama queen.”

TV shows have shown sexual assault before, of course, but this Sex Education storyline is new: Rarely does a series take an incident that isn’t rape and spend so much time over the course of a season unraveling the emotional layers that follow. Aimee’s experience isn’t relegated to a one-episode arc. Instead, the whole rest of the season checks in on her well-being and healing after the incident. It sends a clear message: Whatever the circumstances, any sexual assault is traumatic.

“It’s about what happens when you suppress that trauma and you don’t deal with it,” Wood says. “And it’s about women coming together and being that support system as Maeve, Ola, and many of the others do for Aimee at the end. Sometimes you need people to give weight to your problems and to give you permission to feel the damage of something. Sometimes you just need someone to go, ‘You’re allowed to feel shit about this.'”

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The way that Aimee’s boyfriend, Steve, responds is also key. She has trouble being intimate with him—even cuddling is hard—but he never pressures her and invites her to open up when she’s ready, on her terms. That support only makes their relationship stronger, Wood says.

“Even though it’s such an unfortunate way to grow, it’s a huge turning point in her life,” she explains. “Much like what she learnt in season one by taking ownership of her body and that masturbation montage, this does the same, even though it stems from an awful situation. She becomes so much more empowered because of it…but it takes a long time.”

After season one, Wood says women would often come up to her to talk about the female orgasm and masturbation. Now, she’s ready to hear from women who have buried their own trauma. “I’m so grateful we’re telling this story,” she says. “The conversations that I’ve had with young women is just so incredible. I’ve had so many conversations, even with my friends, that I would never have had if not for this show. We never spoke about [these things]. And now we do.”

Season two of Sex Education is now streaming on Netflix. Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor.

Serena Williams Outfit: Serena Williams Wears the Best Work Outfits

Serena Williams has always known her way around a head-turning tennis outfit. (Exhibit A: that Nike catsuit.) But the Serena Williams outfit encyclopedia has become so stuffed with moments from her tennis career, her outfits off the court haven’t been given enough attention.

Serena Williams’ outfits in real life share her tennis outfits’ bold colors and striking designs—just with a serious business woman kick. When she’s not serving at 125 miles per hour, Serena Williams is running her namesake fashion label and investing in startups through her venture capital firm, Serena Ventures. If you’re also making money moves and need a striking look to do it, there’s a Serena Williams outfit for that.

Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit

Serena Williams attended the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit in the most timeless of business outfits, the grey suit. Where other dressers would make a matching set look stuffy, Serena Williams stays fun with a cropped jacket and ankle booties. Serena Williams has even convinced her friends to try similar business casual looks: Meghan Markle, her close friend, has worn a blazer from the Serena Williams collection.

The Serena Williams take on a classic grey suit.

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At The Game Changers Premiere

“Less is more” is the golden rule for a Serena Williams outfit. Last fall, Serena Williams attended the premiere of The Game Changers in a midi slip dress and yellow pumps. With a blazer, her dress would belong at the office; alone, it’s red carpet material.

Serena Williams in an understated premiere outfit.

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A Charity Fundraiser

Serena Williams picked a sweater dress with asymmetrical buttons and knee-high boots to lead a fundraiser for her charitable foundation, the Yetunde Price Resource Center. Warm tones and thick fabrics make this Serena Williams outfit a go-to for fall events that skew business casual.

Best Romantic Movies on Netflix You’ll Fall in Love With

Sometimes, all you want to do is stay inside, bask in the comfort of your couch, and queue up the best romantic movies on Netflix. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that choice. In fact, we praise you! And here’s your reward: Right now Netflix has a plethora of movies, especially original romantic comedies, that are actually really great.

Take To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, a sweet story about a young woman who writes secret letters to her crushes. Or Set It Up, the Netflix original romantic comedy that features a legend, Lucy Liu, and your boyfriend Glen Powell. If you’re in the mood to cry, Netflix also has romantic dramas like One Day that will stir up some emotions.

The point is, romantic movies on Netflix can help you get through any season—and relationship status—with sanity and humor in tact. Below, check out the best romantic movies on Netflix available for streaming right now.

How to Wear Booties With Jeans, According to Celebrities

The “How to Wear Booties With Jeans” commandments should be as simple as owning both booties and jeans and wearing them together—but they’re not. Some bootie styles objectively look best with an ankle-length distressed hem; others are only meant to be seen poking out from beneath a flowing pair of wide-leg jeans. Then there are the sturdy black booties that can be worn with any pair of jeans. Those provide infinite options to the booties and jeans expert, but paralyzing choices for a newbie.

All that said, figuring out how to wear booties with jeans is the most easily solvable style rut out there. The reason? Jeans and booties are the most popular celebrity outfit duo since the 2000’s Juicy tracksuit and Uggs. After poring over all the ways celebrities have paired booties with jeans, we’ve honed in on six fail-safe ways to wear them. So if you’ve ever stared down a pair of red suede ankle boots and frozen, unsure which jeans to pair the statement boots with, don’t stress: The following six outfits are for you.

Slouchy Straight-Leg

Booties that fall on the taller side shouldn’t be hidden under a dress or baggy jeans. If you own a pair of slouchy booties, tuck your jeans into the tops of your booties to let those shoes shine. Emily Ratajkowski wore her white booties with straight leg jeans, creating a fold-on-fold look where denim meets leather.

Emily Ratajkowski demonstrates how to wear booties with jeans the retro way.

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Classic Camel

Tan suede booties are the backbone of winter wardrobe basics. Why not build your booties and jeans outfit around them? Pair a tan bootie that hits right at your ankle with 7/8-length jeans in a medium wash. The rest of the pieces are up to you as long as they fall in the camel or tan family—but if you’re wearing a bulky top, make sure you give it a French tuck. There you have it: A jeans and booties outfit that’ll stay in style for years to come, like Cindy Crawford‘s.

Cindy Crawford’s jeans and booties look is a no-brainer.

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Pop of Color

If you’re wondering how to wear booties with jeans when your booties are an impractical color—deep purple, fuchsia, you name it— you’ve come to the right place. When your booties are a bright color, let them be the statement portion of your outfit—that is, don’t hide them by making your whole look the same color. Hilary Duff‘s suede pink booties pop against her tried-and-true skinny jeans because they’re the only pink part of her look (and because they’re not hidden under a long denim style).

Color lovers, look no further than Hilary Duff’s outfit.

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Vintage Straight-Leg

Levi’s 501s are an eternal celebrity favorite. When you’re choosing a bootie to wear with them, you need a style with the denim’s same vintage flair. Kendall Jenner has the right idea with her black, block heel booties. Tuck them under a straight-leg jean and finish with a cropped jacket, and you’ve got legs for days.

Kendall Jenner’s jeans-and-booties look has a vintage touch.

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Winter Wide-Leg

From a practical perspective, stiletto booties like Lea Michele‘s keep wide-leg or frayed denim from dragging on the ground. From a style perspective, a thin stiletto bootie heel contrasts perfectly with a flowy jean. We’re in an age of more-is-more fashion, so top off wide-leg denim with a slouchy turtleneck and oversized coat.

High heeled booties have extra drama under a pair of wide-leg jeans.

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Motorcycle Chic

Ladies who aren’t fans of heels, we’ve got you. Motorcycle booties are still a celebrity favorite—just see Brie Larson‘s off-duty outfit. Motorcycle boots belong with a skinny jean that hits above the ankle; between the rounded sole and the bulky straps, these booties aren’t meant to be draped with excess denim.

Brie Larson delivers the punk take on jeans and booties.

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Prince Harry and Prince William Reportedly Reconciled During ‘Secret Peace Talks’

Prince Harry is officially back in Canada with Meghan Markle and baby Archie after a whirlwind two weeks in London to sort out the Sussexes’ future life outside of the royal fold.

But before he left London, Harry reportedly took care of some other very important business: mending fences with his older brother, Prince William. Rumors of a rift between the brothers have been rampant for the past two years—with their wives, Markle and Kate Middleton being dragged into the press coverage too. Now, according to The Sun, the boys are back on better terms. “William and Harry have spent time together privately away from the official Sandringham Summit working on their relationship and discussing their future,” a royal source told the paper. “It has been ground-breaking in terms of saving their bond as brothers and has been totally driven by them.”

The Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge apparently joined in on the conversations as well. “But Kate and Meghan, who was in Canada, did join in with some of the talks on more than one occasion—which is another sign of a real thaw in their relationship,” the source continued. “Things are better.”

So what allegedly changed? Well, Prince Harry’s big move to North America for one thing. “Given Harry is now permanently moving away, there was a realisation if they didn’t sort things out now, they never would,” The Sun reports. “They decided to cut out all the toxic people stirring around them to deal with each other man-to-man as brothers.” Of course, as with any family, nothing is totally smooth—especially when your family business is the monarchy. But it sounds like things are on the right track. According to the paper, “Of course there have been serious differences in opinions but the family warmth is back. And they’re sad they’re going to be so far apart.”

Sounds like it’s time to start planning a family vacation.