*Saved by the Bell* Star Tiffani Thiessen Almost Played Rachel on *Friends*

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Jennifer Aniston playing Rachel on Friends, but apparently fans came very close to having an entirely different ’90s icon arguing on-screen with Ross over whether they were “on a break.”

In a new interview on Nikki Glaser’s podcast, You Up, Saved by the Bell star Tiffani Thiessen, a.k.a. Kelly Kapowski, revealed that she had auditioned for the role of Rachel. “Do you know I tested for Friends for Jennifer Aniston? I did,” she said.

Sadly, Thiessen wasn’t the right fit, she said, because she wasn’t quite as old as the rest of the cast members. “I was just a little too young,” she continued. “A little too young to the pairing of the rest of them.”

“That makes sense to me, because you are both such amazing comedic actresses,” Glaser told Thiesen, and the Saved by the Bell star agrees that Jennifer Aniston is “very, very funny.”

Thiessen isn’t the only star who almost replaced one of the core six in their spots on the Central Perk couches. 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski also auditioned for the part of Rachel, and Will and Grace‘s Eric McCormack tried out for Ross. Vince Vaughn tried out for Joey, Jon Cryer for Chandler, Leah Remini for Monica, and Kathy Griffin for Phoebe. Let’s just say Friends could easily have been a completely different show.

Though she didn’t wind up living in the iconic purple-walled apartment alongside Monica and the rest of the gang, Thiessen is now starring in a new sitcom on Netflix called Alexa & Katie, out now. All’s well that ends well.

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Anne Hathaway Wrote a Heartfelt Note to Julie Andrews About *The Princess Diaries*

Anne Hathaway may have last worked with Julie Andrews 14 years ago, on the set of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten the many life lessons she learned from the actress. On Monday (October 1), Dame Julie Andrews turned 83, and Hathaway celebrated the happy occasion with a heartfelt Instagram post, complete with an adorable Princess Diaries reference. Uploading a still from the ball scene where Queen Clarisse formally introduces Mia as the Princess of Genovia, Hathaway listed all the important things Andrews taught her throughout their friendship.

“The importance of grace,” Hathaway began. “The knowledge that power is nothing without respect; Why one must have patience, positivity, perspective, manners, kindness, and humility. Always, To everyone, (No exceptions); The joy in treating people as a gift rather than a burden; How far choosing gratitude can get you… If I know anything about any of this, It’s because I was lucky enough to have learned from the very best at the very beginning. Happy Birthday Julie, Queen Eternal. All my love, Annie”

By the way, Hathaway isn’t just signing off like that to be cute. Andrews does actually call her former co-star “Annie”—in fact, she even referred to her as such while teasing fans with the possibility of a third Princess Diaries movie. “I think we might do it in honor of [late director Gary Marshall],” Andrews told BuzzFeed back in March 2017. “Annie had an idea that she wanted to pursue about it, and I’m all for it, so if she’d like to.”

It’s not just wishful thinking; in August, author Meg Cabot revealed to Entertainment Weekly that a script for Princess Diaries 3 does exist. “So who knows?” she said then. “[It] could happen, as we say.” Fingers crossed!

The Best Halloween Songs for Your Party Playlist

Halloween parties are either very lame or super fun. There’s just no in-between. But one thing that can sway your shindig in the right direction? A playlist with the best Halloween songs. If you have good music—i.e.: “Monster Mash” is nowhere in sight—then there’s a pretty high chance the night’s going to be lit. If you’re scratching your head now thinking, “Well, what songs are Halloween-y but not cheesy?” then look no further than the playlist, below. We handpicked 13 popular songs—all by women—that are catchy and fun as hell but also have a dark, spooky factor perfect for your Halloween playlist. Get ready to mash, monsters, because these are the best Halloween songs.

Donald Trump Just Told White House Reporter Cecilia Vega She ‘Never’ Thinks

It’s probably no secret to most that President Donald Trump isn’t too happy with the press. From saying every outlet (other than a few of his personal favorites) disseminates “fake news” to repeatedly calling the press the “enemy of the people,” Trump isn’t shy about where he stands with journalists. But yet, somehow, he’s still able to shock us all by just how far the depths of his disdain for the media can go.

Take, for example, on Monday, when Trump told Cecilia Vega, the senior White House correspondent for ABC News (and winner of multiple Emmys) that she “never” thinks.

While giving a press conference in the White House Rose Garden to discuss the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, Trump, answering questions from reporters, called upon Vega. A brief pause followed as Vega stood up to grab the microphone. At that moment, Trump said with a smile, “she’s shocked that I picked her. Like in a state of shock.” Vega quickly responded, “I’m not, thank you, Mr. President.”

It appeared Trump may have misunderstood her, and replied, “That’s OK, I know you’re not thinking, you never do.” Vega, a consummate professional replied, “I’m sorry?” and continued on with her question. Even then, however, Trump continued to be dismissive. Vega asked the president about the ongoing FBI investigation into allegations Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, however, all Trump wanted to do was discuss trade. He later returned to Vega to answer her question.

Vega tweeted after the news conference, “A news conference means you get to ask whatever question you want to ask. #FirstAmendment.”

However, other journalists were quick to jump on social media to defend Vega and note that her line of questioning was entirely in reason.

“I very sincerely hope the president does indeed to @CeciliaVega to answer her respectful and entirely appropriate question on Brett Kavanaugh,” Hallie Jackson, chief White House correspondent for NBC News tweeted. “The White House, and POTUS, know they can’t dictate the content of questions. And the pres. has often taken off-topic Qs before.”

“Wow. @CeciliaVega asks Trump about limiting FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations,” Karen Travers, an ABC News reporter also covering the White House shared. “He doesn’t want to talk that, says he wants to talk trade. She follows w/Q about if it will pass Congress. Pushes again on Kavanaugh, still doesnt want to answer. WH aide GRABS mic from her.”

And as Vega’s ABC producer Alisa Wiersema shared, Trump apparently missed her extensive coverage of the trade deal already: “Took a post-GMA nap after a morning of helping @CeciliaVega report on trade, and woke up to this exchange,” she wrote. “Seems like the President didn’t tune in to see her already having covered his trade deal extensively today.”

Maybe next time we can hope for better. Maybe.

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Pete Davidson Broke His Social Media Silence to Flirt With Ariana Grande

Just months after he announced a break from social media, Pete Davidson is back. Well, to be fair, he’s popped up on Instagram every once in a while since going on his break—like to promote Saturday Night Live—but this latest reemergence is one for the books.

Davidson kicked off his latest (extremely brief) return to social media on Sunday evening (September 30), when he liked two of his fiancée’s recent posts, then commented on one, a selfie, with, “hot. all the ones you posted with me not online are hot. love ya. bye for another 3 months.” In response, Ari wrote, “good thing ur sitting next to me and i see u every second and nothing important happens online that i don’t show u anyway. bye. ily.” Sometimes it’s easier to say things over text than in person, ya know?

Next up, Davidson, whose IG bio currently reads “account run by someone else,” posted a pic of his own. It’s a blurry Polaroid of himself, alongside the inexplicable caption “hooray romano.” Almost immediately, Grande returned the flirty favor, commenting, “where the mixtape,” followed by “this is sick and ur page looks cool never post again,” advice that Davidson will likely follow for at least a few more weeks.

PHOTO: Instagram

PHOTO: Instagram

In July, Davidson deleted all of his Instagram posts, then took to his Story to explain his decision and announce a hiatus. “No there’s nothing wrong. no nothing happened. no there’s nothing cryptic about anything. i just don’t wanna be on Instagram anymore. or on any social media platform. the internet is an evil place and it doesn’t make me feel good. why should i spend any time on negative energy when my real life is f*cking lit. the fact that i even have to say this proves my point. i love you all and i’m sure i’ll be back at some point. 🙂 your neighborhood goon, pete,” he wrote.

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The *Pitch Perfect* Women Really Have Us Thinking a 4th Movie Is Happening

Here’s some aca-amazing news to brighten up your Monday: Pitch Perfect 4 might be underway. On Sunday (September 30), four of the Barden Bellas—Anna Camp, Chrissie Fit, Brittany Snow, and Rebel Wilson—posted the same cryptic photo to their respective Instagrams. In the photo, the four Bellas pose while holding up four fingers. Wilson, Camp, and Fit all captioned the photo with four hearts, while Snow opted for “4 thumbs down.”

Naturally, fans are freaking out in the comments, with many interpreting the post as confirmation—or, at least, a hint—that a fourth movie in the popular Pitch Perfect franchise is on the way. Of course, there’s an another explanation for all this: As their Instagrams show, the Bellas were all present for Camp and Skylar Astin’s joint birthday celebration, so maybe the fours were just to show that, well, four of the former cast members have reunited in person.

Still, we’re not prepared to rule out the possibility of a Pitch Perfect 4. Considering the success of the previous three movies, another installment in the franchise is basically a no-brainer. And although screenwriter Kay Cannon told E! in April that Pitch Perfect 3 was the “end of the Bellas as we know them,” Anna Kendrick said she’d totally be down to reprise her role as Beca Mitchell for a fourth time. “Hell yeah!” she told Entertainment Weekly in August. “We’d do them forever.”

Kendrick isn’t the only Pitch Perfect star who’d want to return. Just last week, Snow told Extra TV that “all of us would be game for it.” “We have the best time filming those movies. We made some of our best friends during that franchise,” she told the publication. “Part of us knows that chapter might be closed and is okay with that, but we are still incredibly close and we will probably make them—if they want us to—until the end of time.”

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& Other Stories VIP Sale 2018: Best Fashion Buys

Some say fall is the best season—renewal and all that—but it also can be an expensive one if you’re someone who requires a change of wardrobe. Luckily, lots of your favorite stores have some pretty epic sales happening right now with a ton of key fall outfit essentials that won’t make your wallet hate you. Today, we’ve got access to & Other Stories VIP sale before it goes public tomorrow, which means you should stock up on all the pieces you love before they sell out.

Need some light coats? They’ve got that. What about an oversized sweater? They’ve got that too. And how about testing the waters inexpensively on that neon clothes trend we saw all over Fall 2018 runways? Of course, & Other Stories is on it. They pretty much have it all which is why we’re narrowed down their sale options to the best under $100 buys perfect for building up your wardrobe for as little money as possible. Shop our selects below.

Lana Del Rey Calls Out Kanye West: ‘Your Support of Donald Trump Is a Loss for the Culture’

Kanye West stunned many over the weekend when he went on an impromptu pro-Donald Trump rant on Saturday Night Live. The speech was captured by audience members at the venue and quickly went viral.

“The blacks want always Democrats… you know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare… does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan,” West said, according to The Daily Beast. “There’s so many times I talk to, like, a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”

Shortly after his speech, West uploaded a photo of himself wearing a Make America Great Again hat to Instagram—something he’s worn before—and gave another statement in support of Trump. “This represents good and America becoming whole again,” West wrote, in reference to his hat. “We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love.”

The 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States, so naturally many were troubled by West’s caption. However, he doubled down with a tweet: “The 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise,” he wrote. “Meaning it never ended. We are the solution that heals.”

Many people aren’t happy with West’s posts—including Lana Del Rey, who left a comment underneath his Instagram that challenged the rapper’s views.

“Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture,” she posted. “I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of Grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism—none of which would be a talking point if we weren’t speaking about the man leading our country.”

She continued, “If you think it’s alright to support someone who believes it’s OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he’s famous—then you need an intervention as much as he does—something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn’t enough help for the issue. Message sent with the concern that it will never be addressed.”

Check it out Del Rey’s comment for yourself, below:

PHOTO: Instagram

Del Rey has an interesting relationship with West. She actually sang her hit “Young and Beautiful” at West’s wedding to Kim Kardashian in 2014, and prior to this, West had an orchestra play a version of the song when he proposed. West hasn’t responded to Del Rey’s comments directly, but stay tuned.

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Cardi B Reportedly Just Turned Herself In to the Police

Cardi B has reportedly turned herself in to police after allegations emerged she was involved in a strip club brawl.

According to TMZ, the rapper took herself to New York City’s 109th precinct, in Queens, on Monday morning (October 1). The outlet reports Cardi B was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors: assault and reckless endangerment.

Reports claim that Cardi is being sued after her entourage allegedly threw bottles and chairs at two bartenders from Angels strip club — sisters Jade and Baddie Gi — who Cardi allegedly believes may have had a relationship with her husband, rapper Offset, according to Page Six. A source close to Cardi told TMZ that the alleged attack was not premeditated, but rather “spontaneous,” and began when someone threw a drink.

The “I Like It” rapper may receive a summons for a court appearance, according to Page Six. Cardi is heading down to the precinct to claim her name and innocence,” a source told Page Six. “She is in the company of her counsel and detectives, and is being interviewed,” the NYPD public information officer confirmed to Us Weekly.

This is the second time in recent weeks that Cardi B has allegedly been involved in drama. At the Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party during New York Fashion Week, rapper Nicki Minaj allegedly made comments about Cardi’s infant daughter, Kulture, prompting a fight between the two, and the exchange reportedly ended with Cardi allegedly throwing her shoe at Minaj. The rapper was reportedly subsequently escorted out of the party. After the alleged altercation, Minaj spoke to Queen Radio about what had happened, claiming that she had not “made comments” about Cardi’s daughter, as had been alleged. “The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon… people who have their life together,” Minaj said. “I was in an Alexandre Vauthier gown — off the motherf/*cking runway — and I could not believe how humiliated it all felt.”

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What It Costs to Be Me: Lingerie Designer TyLynn Nguyen

These days it’s nearly impossible to know what women are spending on the way they look. Someone with Instagram-flawless contouring might have honed her craft using the finest from the drugstore aisles, and the utterly makeup-free type might be spending thousands on laser treatments or face serums. Enter our series “What It Costs to Be Me,” where we’re asking interesting women for radical transparency.

Up this week: TyLynn Nguyen, 31, a lingerie designer and mother of three from Calabasas, CA. Her annual total? $9,585.

There are few people to whom the adjective “luminous” can be applied 100 percent un-ironically; TyLynn Nguyen is one of them. (Go peruse her Instagram; it’s simply a fact.) This truth is all the more extraordinary given that Nguyen has three kids (an eight-month-old, a three-year-old, and a six-year-old) and runs her gorgeous, eponymous lingerie line, TyLynn Nguyen. Her pared-down, radically sleek aesthetic seems effortless, but her particular brand of self-care does take rigor, especially when it comes to her skin care routine (regular facials, scrubs, masks, et al.) and exercise (intensive, one-on-one ballet lessons). That said, it isn’t about cloaking reality. “I’m really about looking like yourself,” she says. “I’m for accentuating whatever greatness God’s already given you.”

My Simple Morning Skin-Care Routine: $155

My general philosophy is consistency. I always wash my face twice a day: In the morning I usually use Chanel La Mousse ($45) and then follow with an oil moisturizer. True Botanicals Renew Pure Radiance Oil ($110) is so, so good. I like that the ingredients are very clean. It doesn’t feel heavy, but it’s definitely there—and most importantly it doesn’t feel like you’re getting your skin dirty. I love the smell too—even the color.

My (Triple!) Cleansing P.M. Skin Ritual: $610

I wash my face again at night with an oil cleanser if I’m wearing makeup during the day—Chanel L’Huile Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil ($45) is incredible at taking off makeup. The oil cleanser is mostly just to lift and release the makeup, and then I’ll cleanse again—either with the Chanel cleanser from the morning or African Botanics’ Buchu Enzyme Polish ($75)—to really wash my face. Then I go to a scrub; I literally scrub every night. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a black woman or what (my mom is a mix of German, Dutch, Swiss, and Ukranian, and my dad is Sudanese African and Cherokee Indian), but I think with the combination of all those beautiful ethnicities, maybe my skin just turns over more quickly? Omorivicza’s Facial Polisher ($95) is gentle but it does the job really well. Then I use Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W ($67)—it just zings dirt right out of my skin. Last, I layer on Crème de la Mer ($325) to moisturize.

My Two Failsafe Complexion Fixers: $460

If I’m home with the baby and I have a small breakout, I’ll go the whole day with a mask on wherever those problem areas are. Yeah, I’m so extra—pimples, begone! I spot-treat with the African Botanics Mineral Cleansing Mask ($85) anywhere there’s a bump and literally leave it on all day.

I also use the La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask ($375) twice a week. It is so good. Because I live in Calabasas and it’s the desert, I need a lot of hydration. I’ve never spent money on Botox, and I feel like my skin looks the way it does because I think about moisture. That, and food—I try to stick with fruits and vegetables. It’s about eating what you like, but making sure it’s good and from the ground.

My At-Home Face Massager: $25

I’ve been loving using this rose quartz flat facial tool called gua sha ($25)—one side has three carved indents, the other side is shaped like a fin of a dolphin. I got it from Julie Civiello Polier, who does shamanic facials in L.A. You can use it to massage your face with whatever moisturizer you usually use—I like to use it with my True Botanicals oil. I just kind of push it around my face in an upward motion. Julie says when you’re finishing the massage to sweep the flat side of the stone from the middle of your face outward, and then down your neck, which helps to drain your lymphs. It boosts circulation in your face, and it feels so good. I use it almost every night now. And so does my husband!

My Crucial Shower Regimen: $297

I shower twice a day. I just really like being clean. That’s probably annoying and I could save water, but I’m basically always juggling something—either running around for work or the kids during the day, then up all night with the baby. Plus, my metabolism’s fast, so I sweat. For my body, I use the Oribe Côte D’Azure Body Wash ($42) and Body Scrub ($65). They smell like the French Riviera. And I’m using this razor by Mave ($75). It looks like a little sculpture.

Then there’s my hair. My mom has blond hair, my dad has really fine curly hair, so mine ended up somewhere in between. It’s pretty curly, but when it’s straight it’s like baby hair—it’s strong, but it’s thin. I don’t know how else to describe it. I only shampoo twice a week and condition four times a week. Right now I’m using Obliphica Seaberry Shampoo ($24) and Conditioner ($26); they’re great to my curls. Every three days I leave a deep moisture mask on my hair for 15 minutes. Leonor Greyl Masque Fleurs De Jasmine ($65) is amazing.

My Low-Key Hair Maintenance: $1,704

I usually wear it slicked back in a low bun—pretty low-maintenance. When I get out of the shower I put Leonor Greyl Secret de Beauté Hair and Body Oil ($66) in my hair right away. Then I use Oribe Star Glow Styling Wax ($42) and Oribe Airstyle Flexible Finish Cream ($42) together with a Mason Pearson bristle brush ($150) to achieve the combdown for my flat little bun. Finally, I spray Oribe hairspray ($38) in the front to toothbrush-comb down the flyaways. It’s an old wooden toothbrush by Goodwell Co. ($6) and it’s wonderful.

Twice a month I get my hair blowdried because I like it straight sometimes: $40 at the new DryBar here in Calabasas. Twice a year I get a haircut at Spoke and Weal (about $200)—I see Lindsay or Chelsea, and they’re both fantastic at cutting and blowdrying. I’ve never colored my hair.

My (Mostly) Subtle Makeup: $288

I have a lot of makeup, but I don’t wear a lot on. Right now the foundation I’m using is Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in Number 50 ($50), which goes on like a tinted sunscreen. It has a very slight luminescence; not overbearing, because I don’t want to look like a lightbulb, and I think this does it without shouting, “Look at the shimmer on my cheekbones!” They’re really pronounced as it is. When it comes to blush I’m into Kosas Tropic Equinox ($34)—the darker color in the cream duo, not the illuminator. I think cream disappears into your skin more easily than powder; it’s that little touch that still feels natural, where you can still get that flush to your skin without being too extra about it.

I don’t like that whole superdark eyebrows look. So I use Josie Maran The Good Brow in Medium Deep ($24), but I don’t smush it on. I use it very lightly to reinforce areas that are sparse. On my lashes, I use the Utowa eyelash curler ($22) and follow with Chanel Inimitable Mascara ($32). Sometimes I wear Chanel Les Quatres Ombres eyeshadow quad in Candeur et Expérience ($64), which I apply with my fingertips. It’s super-easy and saturates your lids nicely.

On my lips, I like Pat McGrath’s lip pencil in Done Undone ($25), which is pretty close to my actual lip color. It feels great on and looks very natural. When I put on my face oil I include my lips so they’re really moisturized. And I color in my whole mouth with the pencil like it’s a lipstick. I also wear a red lip often, depending on my mood. I love Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Color in Choquant ($37), which means “Shocking” in French—that particular red looks so good on my skin.

My Must-Have Body Products: $346

I love my deodorant: Aesop Herbal Deodorant Roll-On ($35). I like the way it smells, that it’s good for you, and that it feels great going on your skin. And you don’t smell like a flower garden. No offense to anyone who does, but it’s not my thing.

For body moisturizer, I use one of two things depending on the day. If my skin’s super-dry I use La Mer The Body Crème ($275)—or I use Topicrem ($36), a French moisturizing body milk I discovered in Paris. I went to a pharmacy there because I needed some lotion, I picked it up randomly, and I was like, this is amazing! I’ve been using it ever since. It smells like a baby bath—like a clean, fresh baby in the bathtub.

My Favorite Facials and Body Treatments: $4,800

I get facials once a month from Camille Fields. She uses only Biologique Recherche products, and I spend anywhere from $200 to $500 on my treatments. But she’s just so good with skin—the way she extracts, the way she builds her treatments. I think that’s such a huge thing, finding someone who understands your skin.

I like to do a sauna or a massage occasionally—I think it’s good to be massaged, to just move blood around your body, make sure your muscles aren’t tense. With three kids I’m always carrying somebody, so I want to make sure things aren’t out of line. I’ve been trying to find somewhere out here in Calabasas and the only spa I’ve liked so far is Burke Williams. It doesn’t exactly give me the vibe I want but it does the job. I go for an hour to 90 minutes, which is about $100 to $200. It’s so important to go a couple times year. I also try to see a chiropractor maybe once a year to get my body aligned correctly. Those appointments are about $300—but can be less depending on your health insurance.

My Splurgy-But-Necessary Return To Exercise: $900 so far

For a long time now I haven’t been doing anything exercise-wise—I’ve been adjusting to having three children. I mean, all praise to God because I was given good genes. But I love working out, and I used to take ballet before my kids and when I was pregnant. I love how it stretches your mind and body. Now I’m taking ballet again two or three times a week with a private trainer named Romi. She’s the owner of Ballet Bodies—it’s $900 for 10 classes a month. I think I’ll probably stick to that frequency. The discipline, poise, and sculpting is important to me, and I enjoy the rigor and precision that having a one-on-one trainer provides. It teaches you mind control too. There are a lot of life lessons you can learn from being in a position you don’t enjoy. Ballet does that for you.