Katie Holmes Just Wore a $15 ‘Vote’ T-Shirt From Old Navy

Katie Holmes must have caught on to her impact as a certified style icon, because she recently used her impeccable fashion sense to send an important message. 

On Friday, September 25, the actor stepped out in New York City, wearing a chic yet affordable “Vote” T-shirt from Old Navy. To offset the shirt’s bright colors, she paired the look with black wide-leg statement jeans, booties, a black bucket bag, and, of course, a face mask. Getting out the vote in style and promoting safety during a global pandemic? What’s not to love?

Sara Jaye Weiss/Courtesy Old Navy

This is just one of three “Vote” tees in Old Navy‘s collection, and they’re all pretty cute. However, the best part is the company is donating $25,000 to Rock the Vote and has an initiative to pay employees a full day’s wage to work the polls on Election Day. 

Vote Graphic Gender-Neutral Tee

$15

Old Navy

“Voting is for everyone, regardless of beliefs or affiliations, and we believe we are all better when we engage in the process,” a company spokesperson told Fortune earlier this month. “We felt this opportunity was a new and unique way to provide the opportunity and encouragement to our employees in stores across the country to become more involved in the democratic process without worrying about sacrificing a shift at work. This election has the potential for a historic turnout, and our teams can help make a difference in our communities.”

So yeah, I think it’s safe to mark this look down as one of Holmes’s best—along with the times she made it okay to pair sweatpants with a blazer, nailed the classic white tee and jeans outfit, and broke two major fashion rules for one night out. 

But don’t just wear your vote on your sleeve. If you or anyone you know is not registered to vote, click here to learn how. Election Day is closer than you think. 

How to Talk to Friends Who Aren’t Taking COVID-19 Seriously

The pandemic has put a strain on relationships of all varieties, but it’s hard not to feel resentful watching IG stories of friends who clearly aren’t taking COVID-19 seriously anymore. We’ve all seen the photos: big groups on boats (with no masks!), “socially distanced” vacations to Florida (of all places!), bachelorette parties “the pandemic can’t stop” (I’m sorry, what?!).

I get it; we’re in day 1 million of this pandemic but with new cases still being reported every day, life isn’t back to “normal” no matter how badly we wish it were. That hasn’t stopped friends and family members from acting like everything is fine—which can be frustrating.

“During this time where people are very stressed because things are unpredictable, uncontrollable, and sustained over a long period of time, it is not surprising that when you are taking care of yourself and doing what you can to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask, that you are going to have very strong feelings if you are seeing people doing less than that,” says Robin Stern, cofounder and associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

We know mask-shaming doesn’t work, so how do you talk to your ~chillaxed~ loved ones? And how do you do it in a way that will make them want to listen and not write you off as a buzzkill (or, as it’s known in other circles, a responsible citizen)? Most importantly, how do you keep potential resentment from building and potentially driving a wedge in your relationship during an already fraught time? We turned to Stern to find out.

1. Check in with yourself first.

“If you want to have a successful conversation where you want someone to listen to your message, not just hear your anger, then you need to take a minute first to regulate your own emotions,” says Stern.

In other words, while your immediate instinct might be to say, “WTF, you’ve got to be kidding me,” to the cousin posting group selfies from the “socially distant” wedding she went to last weekend, this likely won’t get you far. Regulating your emotions, will put you in a calmer mindset so you can think clearly and communicate in the most effective way. Take a deep breath to clear your head—and your inner rage—before you jump in.

2. Know your audience.

Take into account what kinds of information your loved one might respond best to. For example, if you’re talking to a friend who likes to watch the news or is interested in science but is going to the store without a mask, you might want to focus your talking points based on data.

Alternatively, if you’re talking to someone who doesn’t believe in the science or rejects it (we see you, cousin Rune), you might consider sharing a personal story. Maybe you know of someone who went to a large party or gathering where there were no masks or social distancing practices and they caught COVID-19—an anecdote like this might be more effective instead of relying on statistics or news sources they may not support.

3. Listen and ask curious questions.

Even if you vehemently disagree with the fact that your best friend from high school is going to a house party, listening and staying curious is important for moving the conversation forward in a positive way. Stern calls this being an “emotion scientist.”

“An emotion scientist, as opposed to an emotion judge, is someone who is curious, open, accepting, and listening—not critical, dismissive, and closed-minded,” says Stern. In these cases, being the “listener” carries more weight than being the “knower.”

By asking curious questions, you are inviting the other person to give you more information about where they stand and why. Stern recommends deploying language such as:

People on Twitter Are Sharing All the Times They Paid More Taxes Than Donald Trump

Donald Trump is embroiled in several scandals right now—nominating a judge, Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court against Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final wish, saying he’s “entitled” to a third term as president, suggesting there may not be a peaceful transition of power if he loses the election—and he just took another hit.

On September 27, the New York Times revealed Trump’s tax return data, and oh boy. The biggest revelation from the bombshell report? Aside from spending $70,000 on his hair for appearances on The Apprentice, the president paid only $750 in income tax in 2016, $750 his first year in office, and paid literally nothing for 10 out of the 15 previous years.

The president is attempting to spin the story, referring to it as “fake news” at a press conference (shocker), mentioning multiple times that the IRS treats him “very badly.”

Unsurprisingly, people have a lot of feelings about this—especially those who pay more in income taxes than the president of the United States. Who could possibly be paying more in income tax than Donald Trump, you may wonder? Let’s observe:

Actual children. “I am 9 years old. I have paid more taxes than Donald Trump,” Havana Champan-Edwards, artist and founder of Girls Have Rights, tweeted. 

An undocumented immigrant. “As an undocumented immigrant, I can now say that I’ve paid more in taxes than the President,” one Twitter user shared. “According to NYT, @realDonaldTrump paid only ‘$750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency.’ Meanwhile, I paid $1,559.85 in quarterly taxes for Q4 ’19.”

Teachers. “I only get to write off $250 for school supplies on my taxes when I easily spend $1,000+ every year, and the president only paid $750,” one user tweeted. “Excuse the language but that’s some bullshit.”

Hourly workers. 

Business owners.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…when she was a bartender. 

Oh yeah, and me. 

Anyway, here are some tweets about things people have spent more on than Trump has paid in income tax…

L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara Review: Why TikTok Loves It

My criteria for mascara is incredibly selective. I want larger-than-life length and volume that won’t weigh down my itty-bitty lashes. Pretty much the only highlight of this summer was the number of really great formulas that launched (more on that here, here, and here), but there’s one mascara I always keep handy, no matter what I’m currently testing, and that’s L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara.

I’ve always considered L’Oréal Telescopic my little secret, since it’s much less flashy than other drugstore mascaras, and I never hear other beauty obsessives talk about it. Since it’s far from new and doesn’t have a celebrity name slapped on the side of the packaging, it rarely comes up in conversations about the best mascaras these days. Still, my love for it has remained true for years now. 

Imagine my surprise then when I finally downloaded TikTok a few weeks ago (I know, I’m late) and kept seeing Telescopic pop up over and over again. I mean, I know the algorithm is good, but clearly this was something bigger. A couple hours down the rabbit hole later, and I found that the hashtag #lorealtelescopic has over five million views. It is truly impossible to scroll the app without seeing girls singing about, reviewing, or swiping on the $11 mascara that gives you the longest lashes I’ve ever seen. 

I’m honestly shocked it’s been such a hit with the youths, since it’s always given me a bit of an old lady vibe—which I say in the most loving of ways. It comes in a plain gold tube and has a tiny brush, as opposed to pastel packaging and a brush with bells and whistles (as a teen I always thought bigger was better). But once you see it in action, it’s clearly a winner. 

The main reason I love L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara so much is that it has the smallest brush I’ve ever seen. After years of trying to make voluminous formulas work for my short, sparse lashes, I figured out that the secret to getting more out of them was a lengthening formula and a small, spiky plastic brush. Telescopic checks all those boxes, and the brush really works to grab and elongate every single lash on my eye—even the very inner corners—giving the illusion that I have more lashes than I’m working with. Since the wand is flexible, it’s able to move with your lashes to curl and separate them, and the tiny end makes coating lower lashes much easier.

The brand claims the mascara lengthens lashes up to 60%, and while I can’t confirm that exactly, I can confidently say this mascara gives me the longest lashes I’ve ever had. The TikToks seem to support this evidence, given that literally every person I’ve seen gets results that rival falsies. 

A lot of lengthening formulas are super wet, so they give you that really defined look, but they can easily clump up or feel crunchy and spidery. Not this one. The best thing about it is I can layer it up as much as I please—always five or more coats—without things getting clumpy. It’s rare to find length, volume, and definition in one product, but this one really delivers on all front. For less than the cost of a Aperol Spritz, I truly can’t complain. 

Bella Cacciatore 

All things considered, I’m actually glad that my mascara secret is out. It truly deserves the hype.

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara

$11

L’Oréal Paris

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_. 

Chrissy Teigen Was Hospitalized Because of Complications With Her Pregnancy

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are currently expecting their third child—a boy who will join big sister Luna and big brother Miles. In her usual style, Teigen has been sharing many moments from the pregnancy, which the couple first announced in one of Legend’s music videos. 

Her social media posts have included both the lighter and heavier details about her pregnancy. And in a recent string of tweets, she opened up about having to be hospitalized due to excessive bleeding. 

“So, we all know I’ve been on bed rest for a few weeks. And that’s like super serious bed rest, like get up to quickly pee and that’s it. I would take baths twice a week, no showering,” she said on Instagram Stories. “I was always, always bleeding. I’m about halfway through pregnancy and blood has been going for a month…maybe a little less than a month. But we’re talking more than your period, girls, but definitely not spotting. A lot of people spot and it’s usually fine. Mine was a lot.”

The bleeding got so bad that she had to go to the hospital. “It’s so weird because I feel really good,“ she said. “I’m usually at my happiest pregnant, mood-wise. I feel happier than I do not pregnant. That’s why it’s so hard for me to come to terms with. It was at the point today where it was never stopping bleeding. That’s obviously very bad.”

Teigen explained that she doesn’t share this information as a plea for sympathy (though she appreciates the well wishes), nor is she looking for medical advice. “You have to trust me that I have very good doctors who know what they’re doing, who know the entire story,” she said. “There’s so much more than you can ever imagine. I share a lot, but not absolutely everything. So trust me when I say they know and I just want to keep things so simple for you guys.”

In spite of all of this, Teigen says the baby is doing really well. “I guess in the simplest of terms, we can say my placenta is really, really weak. I feel really good. The baby is so healthy, growing stronger than Luna or Miles. He moves a lot. He moves so much earlier than they ever did,” she continued. “He’s so different than they were. He’s strong. I’m so excited for him because he’s so wonderful, the strongest little dude. So, I can’t wait for him. But basically, he’s the strongest coolest dude in the shittiest house. His house is just falling apart. It didn’t have a good foundation to begin with”

Of course, Legend has been by her side, even making her a sandwich with ingredients from home. 

While it must be hard to deal with all these complications, it’s great to see Chrissy Teigen in good spirits, and we’re glad the baby is doing well. 

Sophie Turner Just Shared the Most Gorgeous Photos From Her Pregnancy

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas kept their first pregnancy a secret, never speaking about it publicly until confirming the birth of their child in July. (They reportedly welcomed a daughter named Willa.) While paparazzi occasionally captured photos of her growing belly, it’s actually impressive they kept the special moment to themselves for as long as they did. 

But now Turner is sharing some never-before-seen pics from her pregnancy, and they are simply stunning. She used the same emoji caption for all three photos: “🤰 💕 ☀️.” In two of the images, Turner is  enjoying some time by the pool, and in a third, you see Jonas’s hand reaching out to touch her belly. 

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have not shared any images of their baby and have not actually confirmed her name. But multiple outlets, including People, have reported the little girl is named Willa. “Willa isn’t a family name and isn’t short for anything…. [It] is a name they had picked out a while ago before the baby’s arrival,” a source told Us Weekly.

“Joe and Sophie welcomed a baby girl last Wednesday in L.A. and are over the moon,” a source  told Entertainment Tonight not long after the birth. “The couple is already obsessed and can’t stop gloating about their new addition. The couple is taking time to enjoy this special moment and have only shared the news and updates with family and friends. With the pandemic, Joe and Sophie have been very cautious about who is around them and their little girl.”

The couple wed in May 2019 during a ceremony in Las Vegas and then held a more traditional wedding later that summer in France. 

Now that Turner has shared some pregnancy photos, here’s hoping a sweet image of their baby isn’t too far behind. 

Gwyneth Paltrow Stuns in ‘Nothing But My Birthday Suit’ to Celebrate Turning 48

It’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s party and she can pose naked if she wants to. 

The Goop mogul shared a gorgeous “birthday suit” photo to Instagram on September 27 in honor of her 48th year on Earth. “In nothing but my birthday suit today,” she wrote in the caption of the photo. “Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and thank you to @goop’s insanely amazing brand new body butter for making me think I can still get my kit off. 💙 #goopgenes.”

Hours earlier, The Politician star also mentioned her favorite place to be in said birthday suit. “The best place to be naked is near Brad Falchuk,” she said in a video promoting GOOPGENES Nourishing Repair Body Butter. Falchuk, of course, is Paltrow’s husband of two years.

Back in 2019, Paltrow partially credited her healthy relationship with her husband to living separately three days out of the week. “All my married friends say that the way we live sounds ideal,” she said in an interview with the Sunday Times

The television writer and producer posted his own ode to Gwyneth Paltrow on Instagram as well. “This badass is 48 today. She makes pizza from scratch, is never late for cocktail hour, makes looking good annoyingly easy and never skips an opportunity to put an asshole in his place,” he wrote in the caption of the September 27 Instagram post. “She makes friends feel like family and family feel like friends. Trust me, she’s the best. Happy, happy, happy birthday, Beauty. I love you.”

But what do you get the woman who has everything—including her very own vagina candles? Falchuk has a strong suggestion. “PS – if anyone reading this wants to get Gwyneth something for her birthday, please VOTE! Register your friends to VOTE! Drive people to the polls! She absolutely loves it when you VOTE!!”

Sounds good to me. 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Endorses Joe Biden and ‘Certified Badass’ Kamala Harris

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has official thrown his support behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

As we move toward the 2020 presidential election, we can expect a lot of celebrity endorsements. Everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Cardi B have already announced their picks, but the Fast & Furious actor has never publically endorsed a presidential candidate—at least, until now. 

On Sunday, September 27, he made it clear he wants Biden and Harris to serve as America’s next leaders. “As a political independent & centrist, I’ve voted for both parties in the past. In this critical presidential election, I’m endorsing @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris,” he tweeted. “Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT.”

“We must ALL VOTE,” Johnson added.

“I have never publicly endorsed a presidential candidate or vice-presidential candidate in my life, over my career,” the actor said in an accompanying video, which included a virtual Q&A with Harris and Biden.

“You guys are both obviously experienced to lead. You’ve done great things. Joe, you’ve had such an incredible career. You’ve led in my opinion, with great compassion, and heart, and drive, but also soul,” he continued, per People. “You and I talked about that in the past and how important soul is.”

Johnson later praised Harris, first describing the potential future vice-president as “smart and tough,” adding, “In my opinion, you are a certified badass.”  

During their conversation, “The Rock” also asked the politicians how they intend to earn the American people’s respect. “By doing what we say we’re going to do. By keeping our word,” Biden responded. “By leveling with the American people. By taking responsibility. When we fail, acknowledge it. We’re not gonna be perfect, but take responsibility.”

Harris, for her part, said that there is no trust if there is no truth. “You give and you receive trust. And one of the foundations of trust is truth,” she explained. “You must speak truth, but here’s the reality: truth can sometimes be really difficult to hear and for that reason sometimes people don’t speak it. But you cannot have trust if you don’t speak truth.”

Click here to learn how to get registered to vote before Election Day on November 3.

8 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of September 27, 2020

Here all the TV shows and movies to get ready for this week, from Saturday Night Live to Netflix’s highly-anticipated, fabulous new series, Emily in Paris. 

Sunday, September 27

The Comey Rule: The fraught relationship between President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey is explored in this miniseries, including Comey’s ultimate dismissal. Jeff Daniels stars as James Comey, while Brendan Gleeson steps into Trump’s shoes—and the transformation is shocking. Holly Hunter and Michael Kelly have supporting roles. 9 p.m. ET on Showtime 

Monday, September 28

Whose Vote Counts, Explained: Just in time for the presidential election, a limited docuseries all about the vote, its origins, and the flaws in our system. Streaming on Netflix 

Tuesday, September 29

The first presidential debate: Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump part one is upon us. You probably should tune into this. 9 p.m. ET on various channels 

Wednesday, September 30

The Boys in the Band: Based on the 1968 play, this film centers on a New York City apartment get-together between gay men in 1968 that gets thwarted by a visitor. Streaming on Netflix 

American Murder: The Family Next Door: True crime fans, get ready: Netflix is releasing a documentary about the infamous Watts family murders. (If you’re unfamiliar with what happened to the Watts family, here is a brief explainer: In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two young daughters went missing in Frederick, Colorado. It soon came to light that her husband, Chris, had murdered all three of them and disposed of the children’s bodies in oil tanks. He buried his wife, who was pregnant at the time of her death, in a shallow grave at his work site.) Streaming on Netflix 

Thursday, October 1 

Scare Me: An insecure writer finds himself stranded in a cabin with a famed horror author. As they tell spooky stories to one another back and forth, the lines between reality and imagination are increasingly blurred. Streaming on Shudder

Friday, October 2

Emily in Paris:  Sex and the City fans will love this new series about an ambitious 20-something who accepts a dream job in Paris, and glamorous hijinks ensue. It’s one of the buzziest new TV shows of the fall. Streaming on Netflix 

Saturday, October 3 

Saturday Night Live: The new season premieres, with Jim Carrey playing Joe Biden. 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC 

Adele Shared a Never-Before-Seen Video of Nicole Richie Scaring the Bejeezus Out of Her

Today, in beautiful friendships we are glad exist…Adele and Nicole Richie.

On September 26, Adele shared a belated birthday tribute for Nicole Richie on Instagram including photos of the pair and an amazing video of Richie scaring the hell out of the “Hello” singer.

“Happy belated birthday to my daily dose of grace @nicolerichie,” Adele wrote in the post’s heartfelt caption. “I admire you and love you so much. You are the epitome of self preservation, self love and absolute savagery! You are so so cherished by so many angel girl! Keep making us laugh babes, we adore you to the moon and back.”

In the clip, the House of Harlow 1960 founder is seen crouched down in the kitchen waiting for Adele to walk in. When she does, Richie screams “Boo!” 

Of course, Adele jumps and yells in fear before laughing and bending over to hug her friend. As she walks away, Adele mutters, “For fuck’s sake!”

Along with the hilarious video and sweet tribute, the singer also shared a collection of photos with Richie, including a snap of them posing with a giraffe and a quarantine selfie featuring Richie behind a window. We love safe queens. 

Adele’s Instagram post offered fans a rare glimpse at her close friendship with Richie, who is one of the many celebrities in her inner circle. Her other A-list confidants include  Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, and of course, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who she reportedly befriended when they moved to Los Angeles.

The singer is also known for using Instagram to give fans an update on her music as fans patiently(ish) wait for new heartwrenching ballads (it’s been five years since 25 dropped). Back in June, fans were convinced a throwback pic from 2016 was a hint that her fourth studio album was on its way. However, the singer made sure to debunk that rumor after a fan wrote, “Teaser? Albums coming out today???!!!! Tell me now!!!!”

“Of course it’s not,” Adele replied. “Corona ain’t over. I’m quarantining. Wear a mask and be patient.” 

Wise, wise words. If only we could figure out how to become friends with Adele.