Jennifer Lopez Hosted SNL and Changed Into That Versace Dress on Stage

Jennifer Lopez hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend and her opening monologue featured a show-stopping quick-change into that Versace dress that’s basically become her legacy (it’s the updated version she pulled out on a runway earlier this year to remind people of her iconic 2001 Grammys look.) The whole bit was framed around how J.Lo has been having her best year ever—she got engaged to Alex Rodriguez, she had a huge sold-out tour, she starred in Hustlers, and, believe it or not, she turned 50. She was so euphoric she broke out into a Christmas song (complete with a Rockettes kick line) that ended with her tearing off a chic tuxedo and revealing the famed deep-V gown.

J.Lo had a lot to celebrate. “I got what every girl from the Bronx dreams of: proposed to by a Yankee,” she joked during her first few minutes onstage while also listing the success of Hustlers and her recent tour. “And I slayed the Met Gala. And that’s not a brag. A doctor diagnosed it on the spot as a fourth-degree slay.”

But the big moment was when she showed off the dress—a nod to her SNL hosting gig in 2001, which also involved the Versace piece. That year, she’d cracked about how her mom had always told her to be prepared, so she’d worn the gown under a purple bathrobe. There had even been a split-second when Bill Hader tried to pull off the beloved fashion moment.

Jennifer Lopez, Bill Hader, and Jason Sudeikis on the set of Saturday Night Live.

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Donatella Versace shouted J.Lo out on Instagram, posting videos from her 2001 SNL appearance and her taking over the mic this week. “Jennifer on SNL in the original jungle dress in 2001, she is still so beautiful today, who can tell the difference!?” she wrote in the caption of the older clip.

Afterward, J.Lo reflected on all the good stuff that’s happened to her in 2019 and commemorated her hosting gig with a photo. “This year has brought many blessings. @nbcsnl, thanks for being one of them. #TheBestIsYetToCome,” she wrote on Instagram.

You can watch the clip in full from her 2019 opening monologue, below:

Jennifer Lopez Hosted ‘SNL’ and Changed Into That Versace Dress Onstage

Jennifer Lopez hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and her opening monologue featured a showstopping quick change into that Versace dress that’s basically become her legacy. (It’s the updated version she wore on a runway earlier this year to remind people of her iconic 2001 Grammys look.) The whole bit was framed around how J.Lo has been having her best year ever—she got engaged to Alex Rodriguez, she had a huge sold-out tour, she starred in Hustlers, and, believe it or not, she turned 50. She was so euphoric she broke out into a Christmas song (complete with a Rockettes kick line) that ended with her tearing off a chic tuxedo and revealing the famed deep-V gown.

J.Lo had a lot to celebrate. “I got what every girl from the Bronx dreams of: proposed to by a Yankee,” she joked during her first few minutes onstage while also listing the success of Hustlers and her recent tour. “And I slayed the Met Gala,” she said. “And that’s not a brag. A doctor diagnosed it on the spot as a fourth-degree slay.”

But the big moment was when she showed off the dress—a nod to her SNL hosting gig in 2010, which also involved the Versace piece. That year she’d cracked about how her mom had always told her to be prepared, so she’d worn the gown under a purple bathrobe. There had even been a split second when Bill Hader tried to pull off the beloved fashion moment.

Jennifer Lopez, Bill Hader, and Jason Sudeikis on the set of Saturday Night Live

NBC/Getty Images

Donatella Versace shouted J.Lo out on Instagram, posting videos from her 2010 SNL appearance and her taking over the mic this week. “Jennifer on SNL in the original jungle dress in 2001, she is still so beautiful today, who can tell the difference!?” she wrote in the caption of the older clip.

J.Lo did a bunch of different skits, including a hilarious one with Pete Davidson’s Chad character—the monosyllabic pool boy who somehow is able to enamor any woman he comes across—that featured a special cameo by A-Rod. J.Lo meets Chad during a rehearsal and becomes one of his lovestruck suitors. She even considers leaving Rodriguez, who pops into the scene while J.Lo and Chad are slow-dancing. He has a bouquet of flowers, but tells her bitterly, “I hope you’re happy!” J.Lo eventually says goodbye to Chad and goes after A-Rod.

Afterward, J.Lo reflected on all the good stuff that’s happened to her in 2019 and commemorated her hosting gig with a photo. “This year has brought many blessings. @nbcsnl, thanks for being one of them. #TheBestIsYetToCome,” she wrote on Instagram.

You can watch the clip in full from her 2019 opening monologue, below:

7 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of December 8, 2019

We’re officially into December, which means the weather outside is cold, cold, cold. So instead of going outside, cancel all your plans and warm up to these seven TV shows and movies. From Netflix specials to Hallmark holiday movies, you’re about to be so cozy.

Below, all the TV shows and movies to watch this week:

Sunday, December 8

Molly Austin: Zero to New Jersey: A new comedy album from Molly Austin. According to a release, this new record is a “perfect juxtaposition of someone who firmly stands her grounds in her convictions yet isn’t afraid to share her vulnerabilities.” Listen here.

Monday, December 9

Family Reunion: A Family Reunion Christmas: Here is Netflix’s official description for this new series. Streaming on Netflix

“When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family, the transition is like being a catfish out of water. From three-hour church services and huge humidity hair to M’Dear’s home cooking and family bonding, the everyday ups and downs of Family Reunion are real, memorable, toe tapping, heart stopping, laugh out loud authentic moments. The series stars Emmy-Award winner Loretta Devine and Tia Mowry.”

Tuesday, December 10

Michelle Wolf: Joke Show: A new comedy special from Michelle Wolf, focusing on outrage culture, feminism, and massages, among other topics. Streaming on Netflix

Wednesday, December 11

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements: Read HBO’s official description, below. 9 P.M. ET on HBO

“Directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winner Irene Taylor Brodsky (HBO’s Beware the Slenderman, The Final Inc, Hear and Now), Moonlight Sonata is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Ludwig van Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata. An intergenerational, inter-era tale of deafness, Moonlight Sonata explores what we discover when we push beyond loss.”

Thursday, December 12

Jack Whitehall: Christmas With My Father: Per Netflix this special shows “Jack Whitehall invites his notoriously stuffy father onstage in London’s West End for a Christmas comedy extravaganza.” Streaming on Netflix

Friday, December 13

6 Underground: A new action film starring Ryan Reynolds and Mélanie Laurent about a group of vigilante billionaires. Streaming on Netflix

Saturday, December 14

Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy: Read Hallmark’s official description for this movie, below. 8 P.M. ET on Hallmark

“As the town searches for a rumored Christmas Time Capsule, a skeptical writer arrives in Evergreen to get the story on the town’s “too-good-to-be-true” Christmas-fever.”

Chrissy Teigen Had the Perfect Response to a Troll Who Told Her to ‘Cover Up’

There’s no one who can put a troll in their place quite like Chrissy Teigen—and she proved that when she expertly shut down someone who asked her to “cover up” her breasts in a recent post.

The Cravings author exercised her clapback muscles on Friday, December 6, after sharing a sweet photo with her daughter, Luna, on Instagram. The image shows Teigen sitting on a staircase as her three-year-old adjusts her blazer.

While most fans loved the candid moment, mom-shamers were out in full force to accuse her of showing too much skin in front of her child.

“Jesus cover up your daughter is right there,” one person commented.

Oddly, the troll also had a photo of the picture as their Instagram profile photo.

“She sucked it for months and doesn’t mind it much,” Teigen replied.

Others tried to shame her for not covering up as well. “Do you ever wear underwear?” another person asked.

“U cold up there?” Teigen responded.

As always, the mother of two is the best at coming up with responses to her haters and has become known for her comebacks on social media. In fact, this isn’t even first time she’s masterfully taken on trolls this month.

When the model posted a couple of photos from her Thanksgiving, including one with with her personal chef and nanny, a user mocked her for having hired help for her and John Legend‘s two children, Luna and Miles.

“Grateful for the people that make our dysfunctional house functional,” Teigen captioned the sweet shot.

“AKA ‘thankful for my household staff of chefs and nannies,'” the troll commented.

But Teigen wasn’t having any of it and quickly put the person in their place. “Literally just said that but you sure got me,” she replied.

When will people learn not to come for Chrissy Teigen on social media? She always has the last word.

Miss Universe is Breaking Barriers With Its First Openly Gay Contestant

It’s taken 67 years, but when 90 beauty pageant hopefuls strut their stuff across the stage for the Miss Universe competition this Sunday, December 8th, they will be joined by the pageant’s first openly gay contestant—and it’s about time.

The pageant world isn’t especially known for its inclusivity. Contestants have historically been overwhelmingly thin, white and model tall. But times are changing. Last year Miss Universe had their first openly trans contestant and this year, for the first time ever, Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA are all black women.

By being the first out gay woman in Miss Universe’s history, Miss Myanmar Swe Zin Htet is helping to write the next chapter in pageant representation. She’s also leaving a lasting and hopefully change-inducing mark in her own country, where same sex relationships are illegal. “A majority of people in Myanmar are not accepting of this,” Zin Htet says of her sexuality. “But my goal is to make them look at me and others that are like me just the same.”

According to the Myanmar Times, members of the LGBTQ+ community can still be prosecuted for being who they are and loving who they love. They are verbally teased and beaten, and being gay is, “punishable with a lengthy stint in prison.”

That’s what makes Zin Htet’s bravery so impressive. “LGBTQ people in Myanmar do not have equal rights and I want to change that,” she says of her decision to come out despite knowing it could create a backlash in the country she calls home. “I feel like if I am open about my sexuality others will open up, too.”

By choosing to come out on such a public stage, she is opening the door for increased inclusivity—while also putting herself at risk. Of course, coming out so publicly wasn’t easy. “This decision was a little bit difficult for me because I’m shy,” she said, recognizing that coming out would increase the public’s interest in her private life.

The 18 Best Books to Gift, According to Best-Selling Female Authors

Gifting a book is easier said than done. The wrong pick can come across as though you were short on time—and probably ideas. You want your loved one to not only enjoy your recommendation but also feel like the book you chose was carefully selected just for them. That’s why we turned to some of our favorite of-the-moment female authors—like Ottessa Moshfegh, Casey McQuiston, and Lisa Taddeo—for their take on the best books to gift this year.

So whether you grew up acing all your Lit classes, or were too busy reading extra-curricular novels to even care, you’ll find these recommendations highly giftable. Ahead, find 18 of the best books to gift (or get for yourself).

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What Is Retinol and How to Use It: Best Retinol Products

She also says to stick with gentle cleansers (she likes CeraVe), and to always follow your retinol with a moisturizer, especially those with hyaluronic acid and ceramides. If your skin is really irritated, you can try buffering, where you apply moisturizer before retinol to reduce side effects. Most derms also recommend easing into retinol, starting with application once a week, and working up to every other or every night, depending on how tolerant your skin is.

No matter what, “a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ should be worn religiously every day of the year, not only to prevent skin cancers, wrinkles, and sun spots, but because retinoids can make your skin more sensitive to the sun,” says Marchbein.

When should you start using retinol?

Just because retinol is an effective ingredient for some, don’t feel like you absolutely need to use it. “Retinol is not for everyone, and it should not be considered something that is a must—some people cannot tolerate it, and some don’t want to commit to a complex skin regimen,” says Kant. “But for those who are motivated, I would say starting a retinol product in your mid- to late-20s is reasonable, as long as a daily moisturizer with sunscreen has been part of the plan since your teen years. Prevention comes first!” If you’re still new to daily skin care and sun protection, start by getting those basics in place for a few months before diving in to a more complex regimen.

How long does it take to see a difference in your skin?

Like any new skin care product, it takes a little time to see major results from retinol. Marchebin says around four to six weeks is average, and for acne, it can take up to 12 for full improvement. “When used for antiaging, in the short term, retinoids help open pores and give your skin a healthy glow by removing dead skin cells off the surface,” she says. “Over the long-term—six months and beyond—they help grow new collagen and elastin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and lighten brown pigmentation.”

What are the best retinols to use?

Since getting the intel on retinol, I’ve begun using the stuff three times a week, and it’s now as essential to my nighttime routine as a tube of toothpaste (I stick with Shani Darden Retinol Reform, which is a godsend). After layering it on consistently for the past six months, the fine lines around my eyes have diminished, and the pesky acne spots around my cheeks and forehead have almost disappeared. Shop some of the other top-recommended retinols from experts below.

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Lifetime’s Mistletoe & Menorahs Is the Jewish Holiday Movie You’ve Been Waiting For

Julianna: And what I love about Hanukkah is that Guy and I can come together for a quiet moment at the end of every single day of Hanukkah to light one candle on the menorah. It’s just nice to be able to put a pause and spend time together and celebrate this tradition that Guy has had since he was little.

Guy: There’s another bit that we put into the movie is me teaching Julianna how to do the prayers while lighting the candles on the menorah.

Julianna: In the film, Kelley [Jakle, who plays the main character, Christy] has a beautiful voice. When we were developing the script, it wasn’t initially intended to have the actor singing in that moment. It’s when we cast Kelley and we knew she’s so talented as a singer that we revised it to have her sing. It was the same with Jake. He’s a singer, too. So when “Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah” comes on… we changed all of that to be included because of the actors who were cast. They’re talented in so many arenas.

Important question: fruitcake plays a big part in this movie. Was it as good as it was made out to be?

Julianna: We tried to make sure that the fruitcake wasn’t that bad because it’s definitely not a great dessert. I think part of Guys writing was to try to bring fruitcake back.

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Guy: I love fruitcake. I really do. And that is something I discovered from Christmas is how much I love fruitcake.

Julianna: Oh, I’m not a fan. But the latkes and jelly donuts were fantastic. We tried to make sure that the actors like them so that they wouldn’t have a look of of anything on their face but joy.

And what’s next? Would you like to do another film for the holidays next year?

Guy: I would like to bring a Passover movie [into the fold]. There’s holiday movies all year around…spring movies and summer movies. But as far as Hanukkah, there’s still a lot of stories out there that can be explored. Whether it’s romance stories that involve someone being Jewish or two people being Jewish or just somebody going to a Hanukkah party, [I’m interested]. When pitching season comes around, I certainly hope to have a bunch of ideas.

Mistletoe & Menorahs airs Saturday, December 7 at 6 P.M. ET on Lifetime. Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. Follow her on Twitter @JRadloff.

41 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Best Friend

Of all the to-dos on your holiday list, finding gifts for your best friend may be the most difficult of them all. Shopping for your best friend is like buying yourself a present—you know exactly what she likes, what she doesn’t like, and what she doesn’t need (but still really wants). So while the stakes are high, odds are if you love it, she will too.

Envious of her ear party? Add a charm to her stack. Love her perfume? Try one of this season’s most covetable fragrances. And then there are gifts that go the extra mile, like personalized forever-jewelry or luxe travel sets that take the stress out of packing. All that, and more gifts for your best friend, ahead.

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Jennifer Beals Says the 2016 Election Ignited the L Word Reboot

I asked Beals if the press tour she’s on right now differs from that of 10 years ago—as in are she, her co-stars, and Chaiken being well-received by media? Or have they faced challenges? She believes it’s the culture, more broadly, that’s changed. “What’s different is that people are more attuned to these conversations and ready to have these conversations,” she said. “Back then, people didn’t quite even have the vocabulary to have the conversation. You know, when language is changing, when language is trying to keep up with the reality of experience, it’s a tectonic shift in the way we think, and the way we see each other, and the way we see ourselves. So, I think the conversations are different now.”

In Generation Q, Bette Porter is campaigning to be the first out lesbian mayor of Los Angeles—a fitting job for her and a fitting mayor in the cinematic universe of The L Word (and let’s be real, probably IRL too). In the pilot alone, Bette makes a series of inspiring speeches that made me remember just how special and important Ms. Porter was in the aughts, and how important Beals’s voice remains as a bullheaded ally of the LGBTQ+ community. When I asked Jennifer if she misses anything about the original show, she channeled Bette and set me straight.

“I don’t. I try to move forward. I try not to hold on,” she said. “Holding on will just lead you to nostalgia, and we don’t have time for nostalgia. We’re living in a time that requires all of us to be intensely present, because what’s interesting about these conversations about gender and sexual identity is that they also pertain to how we are on the planet, and how we are treating the planet. Both things require us to shift the paradigm, and shift absolute consciousness, and shift entire systems.”

What she said next is truly a mantra I’ll be carrying into 2020: “Holding onto the past? We don’t have time for that. I don’t have time to be nostalgic.”

The L Word: Generation Q premieres this Sunday, December 8 at 10 P.M. ET on Showtime.

Jill Gutowitz is a writer and comedian living in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @jillboard.