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2020 has altered everyone’s lives. The coronavirus pandemic forced much of the world into quarantine and the Black Lives Matter movement brought a much-needed reckoning on racial justice and police brutality. Many of ELLE’s best features of the year address those seismic events, illustrating just how deeply and profoundly women have been affected, while others
Nazanin Mandi was 15 years old when she auditioned for American Idol. A talented teenager who loved to sing and act, she still remembers the ad for the now-famous TV show flashing on the television in her suburban California home as she and her mother watched Fox Eleven News. “My mom was like, ‘You should
In the new Netflix show Selena: The Series, star Christian Serratos emulates the titular Tejano artist to star-making effect. Everything, from Selena’s mannerisms and choreography to her famous sequined outfits, are recreated for the show, which is executive produced by Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla and older sister Suzette. Those unfamiliar with the late musician (who
Getty Images As creatures of comfort, we’re resurrecting ELLE.com’s Cozy Week. In order to armor ourselves for 2021, we’re prepping you during the hazy days between Christmas and NYE, covering all things sweatpants, bath goods, and all the feel-good content we deserve to close out the year. This year, nothing was as cozy as snuggling
TMZ reported in late March that the man Ariana Grande was seen making out with around Valentine’s Day is actually Los Angeles real estate agent Dalton Gomez, and he has been her new boyfriend for “several months,” according to the outlet’s Grande sources. People and E! independently reported the same news hours later: that Grande
Netflix’s Never Have I Ever premiered on Netflix in late April and instantly became the must-watch of quarantine. It’s a coming-of-age comedy from co-creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher amd follows a first-generation Indian American girl growing up in Southern California. Eighteen-year-old Maitreyi Ramakrishnan plays our heroine Devi Vishwakumar, and will return for a second
In ELLE.com’s monthly series Office Hours, we ask people in powerful positions to take us through their first jobs, worst jobs, and everything in between. This month we spoke with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell, whose year-and-a-half long investigation into sexual assault within the U.S. military uncovered systemic failures and major missteps by leadership.