59 Gifts Your Girlfriend Won’t Have to Fake-Smile About

As people across the globe begin to plan for an undoubtedly strange holiday season, the toughest feat of all remains: deciding on gifts for girlfriends. She loves you more than anything and would smile right to your face if you gave her the same box of chocolates for the fifth year in a row, but why not leave her shook with a present she actually wants? Like that one item she’s had on the back burner for months but hasn’t added to cart just yet, or something totally unexpected she didn’t even know she needed in the first place. 

This year has been a mixed bag of shock, confusion, and uncertainty, so make your love and adoration loud and clear with a thoughtful gift she’ll be forced to post on an Instagram Stories captioned, “They did good.” Your well-deserved credit aside, these gifts for girlfriends will lay the warm and fuzzies on your lady to make her remember why she’s chosen to stay cooped up with you for eight months and counting.

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Emily in Paris Has Officially Been Renewed for Season Two

Details about season two are still under wraps, especially because of the pandemic. In late October, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a second national lockdown until at least the end of November. When Glamour spoke with Star in October, he said he hoped to be filming in Paris by spring 2021. 

“I hope we’ll be in a better place by then,” he said. Star also revealed he’d like to explore more of France and other parts of Europe. “If we can get to Italy, I’d love that. It’s just about where the stories take us. The scenery comes second,” he said. 

As of early October 2020, Star hadn’t planned out too much story for the second season. “Writers are inspired by deadlines and reality,” he said with a laugh. “There are definitely storylines that have been in my head that I’d love to explore, [like] more of Emily’s work family, especially Sylvie.”

Philippine LeRoy-Beaulieu as Sylvie Grateau and Lily Collins as Emily Cooper in episode 102 of Emily in ParisCarole Bethuel/Netflix

Star also revealed Mindy and Emily will most likely be roommates in season two, and he would love to see Kate Walsh’s character in Paris, too. 

But what everyone wants to know is what will happen between Emily, Gabriel, and Camille. If you recall, Gabriel and Camille broke up in the finale, and then Gabriel and Emily slept together when it looked like Gabriel was moving away. Camille is one of Emily’s good friends, so the whole thing is suspect. To make matters stickier, Gabriel teamed up with Antoine to buy the restaurant he worked at, thereby keeping Gabriel in Paris. So…

Bravo got the Emily in Paris fandom talking when he theorized that perhaps there’s something between Emily and Camille. “When Camille kisses Emily on the mouth, she’s like, ‘Oh, I’m not sorry.’ And then when [Emily and Camille are] in bed, and I’m liking the picture, it’s all little seeds. Anything could happen between the three of them,” he told Cosmopolitan. “I think Darren wants this second season to be really open-minded. He wants to explore different things and make it realistic of what the world is now.” 

Bravo also told Glamour he thinks Gabriel loves Camille very much, “but he also shares a lot of [passion] with Emily.” “There’s sexual chemistry, yes, but there’s more to it than that,” he said. “I think he’s still in the process of understanding what’s going on, so we will have to wait for Darren to decide.” 

Until then, you’ll find us re-watching season one, buying Emily’s phone case (which actually belonged to costume designer Patricia Field), and brushing up on our French. We’ll update this post as more information becomes available. 

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14 to see more of her conversations with the Emily in Paris cast. 

One of Tayshia’s Suitors on The Bachelorette Just Tested Positive for Coronavirus

“I was working on a movie, and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus,” Haddish told Fauci, per People. “I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home; we stopped the movie. They suggested I go get tested. I got tested, got the results back two days later. They said I didn’t have the coronavirus.”

Then she found out another person she knew contracted the coronavirus. “Get the tests the second time. I’m not feeling any symptoms or anything, and it comes back like two days later, and they said I did have the coronavirus,” she said. “Then I went and tested again, didn’t have the virus, and then I got tested for antibodies, they said I had antibodies. That was three months ago, I’ve been tested 12 times now because I’ve been working and everything.”

Haddish added that she got tested one more time for the virus and the antibodies and came up negative for both. “So I think I’m superhuman.”

Jillian Michaels

The fitness trainer says she contracted COVID-19 from a close friend. “I would love to tell you that’s not the case, but the reality is I literally [let] my guard down for an hour with one of my best friends who does my hair and makeup and got it,” she told Fox News during an interview. “It’s just that simple.

“If you’re not in a mask and that person is not in a mask, and they have COVID and have no idea—because, by the way, I had no idea that I had it for six days [and] my friend had no idea that she had it when she gave it to me—anticipate that you will likely get it in an environment like that,” she continued, warning against going to a public gym to work out.

Vivica A. Fox

Fox was forced to bow out of cohosting Live From the Red Carpet: The 2020 Emmy Awards pre-show special after testing positive for COVID-19. “I am terribly sorry I cannot be with my E! family tonight! Unfortunately, I have tested positive for coronavirus. So, in an abundance of caution, I am isolating myself at home,” Fox said in a statement, per BET. “During these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever that we follow all safety and health rules and guidelines to protect ourselves and each other.”

Giuliana Rancic

Fox isn’t the only one. “As I go into my 20th year on the E! red carpet I have to say I do not take missing an award show lightly, but unfortunately this year is just so different,” she revealed during the stream, per the Hollywood Reporter. She found out she was positive due to E!’s “very strict testing guidelines.”

Let John and Gisele Fetterman Restore Your Faith in American Democracy

GF: Karl is 11, and he is the most mature, like he probably has a 401k and future plans lined up. Grace is nine and she’s really funny, and sarcastic, and dark, and a really fun personality. My youngest [August], is six, and he’s a wild child, very loving and very sweet.

To them, life isn’t that different! We’ve kind of been cooped together for a bit now with Covid, so for them, if anything, it’s just kind of annoying that they’ve had to be a little quieter than usual in the house while we’re in the middle of nonstop interviews.

We’ve done a lot of bribing, like, for quiet time.

You also emphasize conservation, thrift, and repurposing; there’s your home, which is a converted car dealership, Gisele’s emphasis on thrifted clothing, and her work with 412 Food Rescue.

GF: Growing up as a young immigrant, we were dumpster divers. All the furniture in my home came from the curb in New York; we lived in Queens, but we would see which neighborhood was better, you know, which had the good stuff. And that’s where we’d go! So we would regularly change our couches, our desks, our dressers. We were all always upgrading, and these were items that would have gone to a landfill but instead they went to a family who had no furniture at home, so now I look at what other things could be solved with what’s already here. I think in every community, there are folks that have too much of something and too little of something. And we have the opportunity to change that.

You both have lively social media presences—how would you describe your use of social media?

JF: I feel cheesy using this term, but it’s authentic. I mean, it’s almost antithetical to refer to yourself as authentic, but what I will say is that every tweet is from me; it’s not managed by a staff. There’s no filter. And, I think it’s a privilege, you know—like there are a lot of drawbacks to social media, but it’s a privilege to be able to communicate and interact directly with people with no filter.

GF: We’re like a hammer on things we really care about, whether that’s criminal justice reform, whether that’s looking at legislation, whether that’s sharing stories—it all goes towards normalizing these conversations that are really important. And it can help change the conversation on a bigger scale. A couple months ago I came across a sticker on a car that was a map of America and it said “F*** off we’re full.” I researched who made the sticker, and it was Amazon. So I kind of blasted them nicely to say, “You should be using your platform differently, please reconsider.” Amazon immediately apologized and had them pulled. We believe there’s a way to do it in a way that that creates a conversation, and that you can hold someone’s feet to the fire without being mean.

Hillsong Church Pastor Carl Lentz’s Wife, Laura, Was Also Reportedly Fired

The scandal surrounding Hillsong Church pastor Carl Lentz continues. Just last week, the head of the mega-church’s East coast location (and a former spiritual advisor to Justin Bieber) was fired from his role due to “breaches of trust” and “a recent revelation of moral failures,” according to a statement from the church’s founder, Brian Houston. 

Now, news has surfaced that Lentz’s wife, Laura, has also reportedly been fired from her role at Hillsong. The Sun reports multiple sources have confirmed that Laura was let go along with her husband last week. “Laura was fired at the same time as Carl,” one source said. “She, of course, seemed devastated as this was just the cherry on top of this whole ordeal for her.”

“If a married couple both work at the church and one of them is terminated, they both will be fired immediately,” the source continued. “That was their reasoning for having to also get rid of Laura for Carl’s mistakes.” (Neither Laura Lentz nor Hillsong responded to The Sun‘s request for comment, though she can no longer be found on the church’s website.) 

Houston did mention Laura in his statement about Carl’s firing last week. “While I have no doubt that this is the right course of action, I must mention Bobbie’s and my personal sadness, as we have known Laura [Lentz’s wife] her entire life and Carl for well over 20 years,” he said. “We thank Pastors Carl and Laura for the way they have served faithfully and sacrificially since the start of Hillsong NYC and for contributing so significantly to the countless lives that have been transformed for Jesus Christ through this ministry. They have a heart for people and we are confident that after a time of rest and restoration, God will use Carl in another way outside of Hillsong Church. In terminating his tenure, we in no way want to diminish the good work he did here.”

And in Carl’s own Instagram post, where he admitted to being unfaithful to Laura, he said “Our time at HillsongNYC has come to an end.” Our.

“Laura and I and our amazing children have given all that we have to serve and build this church, and over the years I did not do an adequate job of protecting my own spirit, refilling my own soul, and reaching out for the readily available help that is available. When you lead out of an empty place, you make choices that have real and painful consequences,” Carl wrote. “I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life, and held accountable for that. This failure is on me, and me alone, and I take full responsibility for my actions. I now begin a journey of rebuilding trust with my wife, Laura, and my children and taking real time to work on and heal my own life and seek out the help that I need.”

Laura Lentz has yet to issue a public statement about the scandal. 

Margaret Thatcher’s Biographer Says There Are Some Inaccuracies in the New Season of The Crown

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Claire Foy will make a return appearance. Olivia Colman took over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Foy for season three—and will continue on for season four. However, Foy was recently spotted filming a flashback seen for the series. Her outfit (a white dress and pearls) in the Daily Mail photos suggests that the scene will re-create a famous radio broadcast then Princess Elizabeth made from South Africa in 1947 to commemorate her 21st birthday. In the speech, which you can see a photograph of below, she pledged her life to the service of the Commonwealth.

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Prince William makes his debut in season four. Well, a baby actor playing Prince William, that is. ET Canada has photos from the set, which appear to be a re-creation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s royal tour of Australia in 1983 with a then nine-month-old William. Hopefully we’ll get to see Prince Harry (born in 1984) during the season too.

Margaret Thatcher’s biographer, Charles Moore, says there are some historical inaccuracies. Gillian Anderson takes on the role of the famous prime minister in the upcoming season, but Moore says not all the details are correct. 

“Once the narrative turns to political events, the details go haywire,” he wrote in The Telegraph. “Small examples: her then chancellor, Geoffrey Howe, never tried to impede the Falklands War and did not attend the key meeting where it was decided to send in the task force; her most important private secretary, Charles Powell, was not working for her at that time; her son Mark was not lost (and found) in the desert just as the Falklands were invaded.”

However, he had high praise for Anderson’s performance. “Gillian Anderson, as Mrs Thatcher, captures the careful precision of her dress, hair and voice, and the exaggerated depth of her curtsy, which made courtiers laugh,” he wrote. “This is the only convincing performance I have seen of Mrs Thatcher as Prime Minister.”

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Stay tuned for more details. We’ll keep updating this post as they come in.

The First Pics of the New Gossip Girl Cast on the Met Steps Are Here

He explained that the new series will mention past characters because “the universe still exists.”

“They are a part of the world,” Safran said. “The characters talk about them and that they do exist. So yeah, I would love to have them come back. The show jumped five years in the future when it ended and we are past that five years now, so it’s whole new things that they could be doing.

“I think of [the reboot] like the Marvel universe. It’s not a continuation or a sequel. It truly just is looking at a different angle,” he added.

Safran also confirmed the reboot will address what the original characters are up to following the 2012 series finale.

“Well, we talk about what happened to Dan, so I might have to text Penn and see if he’s really available,” Safran said. “Penn also works constantly, but we’ll see if we can rope him in there. That would be great. I would love for everyone to come back if they wanted to.”

Badgley addressed the return directly on Entertainment Tonight, saying simply that making an appearance on the show is something he’d have to “think about.”

“Could Dan Humphrey…? I don’t…. That’s a message I gotta put at the top of my inbox, you know, to think about,” he said. “I have not had conversations with any of the creators yet, but you know….”

Sounds like the door isn’t completely closed, but it’s worth noting that Badgley is pretty busy with his work on You.

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“I think it’s pretty clear that, like, I’ve never been a proponent of Dan Humphrey’s,” he said. “I’ve never been necessarily the greatest friend or fan of Dan Humphrey, which now I reconcile in this way that I’m like, you know, I would love to contribute in a meaningful way to it. And I guess it would just depend on a lot of things.

“It would depend on how and why he’s there,” Badgley continued, “and I don’t know…like, is it even…? Yeah, I don’t know.”

The storylines will be fresh, but not unfamiliar. We don’t have a lot of information right now, but everything we’ve heard sounds very promising. “We have gotten the first script [by showrunner Safran], and I can tell you we all breathed a big sigh of relief because it’s quite good,” Aubrey said on January 15, 2020, at the TCAs, according to Entertainment Tonight. “You can imagine the bar is very high. I think that one of the benefits of having the original creators involved, they’re very clear of what the essential elements of the show are and are not. And also, really excited to bring a modern lens to it 10 years later. Josh and team have done a great job so far.”

Bachelorette Fans Can’t Get Over Dale’s Reaction to Clare Talking About Babies

The latest season of The Bachelorette has already been a wild ride—and we’re not even close to the sure-to-be dramatic final rose ceremony yet. 

This week saw Tayshia Adams fully take the reins as the season’s leading lady after Clare Crawley stepped down from her role to pursue a relationship with one of her suitors, Dale Moss. (They’re now engaged.) But we’re not totally done with Crawley and Moss quite yet, as the couple sat down for an interview with host Chris Harrison. Things were pretty lovey-dovey, with Moss saying, “She says [she loves me] a lot. The feeling is mutual… I love her with every ounce of my being. The most exciting thing is what we have coming up.” 

But there was one low-key awkward moment that had Bachelor Nation buzzing on social media. “What is next for you guys? Moving in together? Wedding? What’s up?” Harrison asked the couple, to which Crawley immediately yelled, “Babies!” Fans thought Moss sort of glossed over her comment while mumbling, “Uh, really like, we’ve talk a little…” Even Harrison laughed and called him out, saying, “Dale, you just skipped right over that. Are we having babies first, or are we getting married first?” 

“We’re going to get married first,” Moss continued while his fiancée said, “Whatever happens! We’re just excited to start our lives together and to get to know each other more and more.” 

Of course, the Twittersphere had some (hilarious) thoughts on the matter. One person tweeted, “Dale’s soul fully left his body when Clare said, ‘babiessssssssssss.’”

Hopefully, these two can get on the same page before any big decisions are made. But we can’t say we’re mad about watching them figure things out right in front of us on TV. That’s just one of the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchises’ many charms. 

Everything We Know About the Hillsong Church Scandal

“People say we cater to celebrities,” Pastor Carl told GQ in 2015. “And I say, Yes, we do. Celebrities deserve a relationship with God. Celebrities deserve a place to pray.”

What’s the deal with Justin Bieber and Pastor Carl Lentz? 

The singer and Pastor Carl were once very close. At one point in 2014, Bieber moved in with Lentz and his family (which is discussed in the GQ profile as well). “This boy is 21. He’s in a horribly toxic world,” Lentz told the magazine at the time. “He is trying to do his best to figure this out. He has never been anybody but who he has professed to be, which is a work in progress.”

Bieber was baptized by Lentz in NBA player Tyson Chandler’s bathtub in the middle of the night (true story!), and the pastor was his close spiritual advisor. He also reportedly counseled Bieber and ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez during their relationship. “They don’t want to repeat the same patterns as before,” a source told People in 2017. “They’ve clearly had issues in the past, so they’re receiving some guidance from Carl.”

In 2018, TMZ reported that Bieber and Lentz had a falling out, though they said he and now wife Hailey were still attending Hillsong at the time. Bieber has not commented on the termination of Lentz from Hillsong. 

How does Carl Lentz feel about leaving? 

Lentz broke his silence on the news Thursday afternoon, November 5. Read his full statement, below: 

“Our time at HillsongNYC has come to an end. This is a hard ending to what has been the most amazing, impacting, and special chapter of our lives. Leading this church has been an honor in every sense of the word, and it is impossible to articulate how much we have loved and will always love the amazing people in this church. When you accept the calling of being a pastor, you must live in such a way that it honors the mandate. That it honors the church, and that it honors God. When that does not happen, a change needs to be made and has been made in this case to ensure that standard is upheld. Laura and I and our amazing children have given all that we have to serve and build this church, and over the years I did not do an adequate job of protecting my own spirit, refilling my own soul, and reaching out for the readily available help that is available. When you lead out of an empty place, you make choices that have real and painful consequences.

“I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life, and held accountable for that. This failure is on me, and me alone, and I take full responsibility for my actions. I now begin a journey of rebuilding trust with my wife, Laura, and my children and taking real time to work on and heal my own life and seek out the help that I need. I am deeply sorry for breaking the trust of many people who we have loved serving and understand that this news can be very hard and confusing for people to hear and process. I would have liked to say this with my voice, to you, in person because you are owed that. But that opportunity I will not have. So to those people, I pray you can forgive me and that over time I can live a life where trust is earned again. To our pastors Brian and Bobbie, thank you for allowing us to lead, allowing us to thrive and giving us room to have a voice that you have never stifled or tried to silence. Thank you for your grace and kindness especially in this season, as you have done so much to protect and love us through this. We, the Lentz family, don’t know what this next chapter will look like, but we will walk into it together very hopeful and grateful for the grace of God.”

This post may be updated as new information becomes available. 

Tayshia’s First Week as The Bachelorette Is Already So Much Better

Tayshia’s first group date is a pool party. The men are given too-small Speedos and told to compete in a game of “splashball,” which I think is just water polo? I don’t know…sports. Spencer plays a little too aggressively and ends up cutting his face on Riley’s (extremely chiseled?) elbow. He milks it for extra time with Tayshia, which of course doesn’t go over well with the others. That night at the after party, Kenny says Spencer comes across as a dick. Spencer’s reaction is very, “Who??? Me???” I see the makings of a villain, and I am here for it! Also, Eazy gets the group date rose, which sparks joy in my heart. 

After the date, Jason reveals he’s decided to leave. He claims he’s still in love with Clare–After one date? Who are you…Clare?—and it isn’t fair to Tayshia or the other men if he stays. As he tells her, “You deserve someone amazing. You deserve someone who’s all in. Unfortunately I can’t do this anymore.” Tayshia respects his decision, but admits that this exact situation was something she feared would happen. Jason insists she shouldn’t worry—he knows the 19 remaining guys are so excited about her, and that’s why he’s leaving. Gotta say, it is…attractive to see an emotionally mature man. Jason, you sure you don’t want to stick around? 

And if Tayshia was feeling any doubts, they were gone the next day after she took Brendan out for her first one-on-one date and he immediately says, “You’re more my type, my style, in every way.” They ride horses around the La Quinta Inn while Chris Harrison runs around handing them margaritas and coconut waters. 

The whole thing makes me worried about the quality of dates this season. Like, Chris Harrison should be lounging by the pool! Not getting sweaty scooping out ice cream cones. 

Over dinner, Brendan and Tayshia bond over the fact that they both married and divorced in their twenties. Brendan seems truly genuine and sweet, and I’ve moved him to the top of my Bachelorette Dudes leaderboard. Their date also reminded me why we’re here: With all the attention on Dale, we didn’t get to know the other contestants. It’s like Brendan said—we’ve been here for weeks, but it feels like the first day. 

And we still have so many more episodes to go! See you next time. 

Anna Moeslein is the senior entertainment editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @annamoeslein.