Billie Eilish’s love for Justin Bieber growing up was a lot more intense than fans knew. The 18-year-old singer and her family get candid about her obsession over the “Baby” crooner and how her mom, Maggie Baird, even thought about taking her to therapy, in the latest episode of her Me & Dad Radio show on Apple Music.
“I just want to say, we did consider taking you to therapy because you were in so much pain over Justin Bieber,” Maggie says with a laugh.
They also talked about how much she loved the Bieb’s video for “As Long As You Love Me,” with Eilish revealing, “I would watch the music video for this song and just sob.”
“I remember this one really well and the video, and Billie talking about it, and being excited it was coming out, and just crying and crying,” her mom added. “Everyone knows the whole Billie/Justin Bieber thing, but this song was a big part of it.”
ET spoke with Eilish in March 2019, where she first shared about her love for Bieber, saying it started, “like, right before he ‘retired.'” She also admitted that the pop singer had DM’ed her on Twitter.
“I mean, Justin Bieber did!” Eilish said, adding, “The first thing he sent was a screenshot of a DM I sent him in 2014. You know how when you follow somebody, you can see everything they DM’d you in the past? It, like, it felt good and it felt bad at the same time.”
She also gushed about how much she adores the fellow performer, whom she hadn’t met in person at that point.
“It started when I was, like, 12, I believe,” she confessed, adding that she totally had “big-ass” posters of him on the walls, which are verified in the new throwback image. “He’s amazing. He’s so sweet and, like, I feel — just, honestly, I feel for him, man. He’s been through a lot, dude.”
The two went on to finally meet and even work together. In July of last year, Eilish and Bieber collaborated on the “Bad Guy” remix. Bieber even posted a photo of a young Eilish in her room, surrounded by posters of himself.
Earlier this year, Bieber also got emotional talking about how he feels “protective of her.” Speaking with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the “Yummy” singer said, “It was hard for me being that young, and being in the industry, and not knowing where to turn, and everyone telling me they love me, and just turn their back on you in a second.”
“It has to be natural, right? I just kind of let her do her thing,” the pop star added of their relationship. “I just want to protect her. I don’t want her to lose it. I don’t want her to go through anything I went through. I don’t wish that upon anybody. If she ever needs me, I’m just a call away.”
Hear more of what he said in the video below.
It’s officially over between Sarah Palin and Todd Palin after 31 years of marriage. Based on court records, ET can confirm that the former couple finalized their divorce earlier this year, on March 25, after a non-contested hearing.
The news comes almost 10 months after Todd filed for divorce at an Alaska courthouse, which also happened to be the same day as his 55th birthday. According to court documents obtained by ET at the time, Todd cited the cause of their split as an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.” Todd requested joint custody of their youngest son, 12-year-old Trig. They are also parents to Track, 31, Bristol, 29, Willow, 26 and Piper, 19.People was first to report the finalized divorce news.
Sarah and Todd were high school sweethearts, and eloped in August 1988. Following the birth of Track in 1989, Sarah helped in Todd’s commercial fishing business. She later began a career in politics, which led to her governorship in Alaska from 2006 to 2009. Sarah and her family rose to fame when she was announced as John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election.
In November 2019, the 55-year-old politician said in an interview with Christian author James Dobson that she found out that her husband wanted to call it quits via an email from his legal counsel.
“I found out from an email from an attorney saying that she was hired and that was on June 19th, I’ll never forget it,” she revealed. “It was devastating. I thought I got shot… Except for the death of a child, I don’t know what could be more [painful].”
At the time, she said that they were going to counseling and that “it’s not over, over,” adding, “Attorneys are getting rich off of us and I don’t like that whole system. It makes no sense to me.”
Sarah went on to say that “God doesn’t want families to split up…Marriage is so extremely important as foundation of our nation.”
For more on their divorce, see below.
A good flat iron is one of those styling tools that can turn a “meh” hair day into a great one. Even second-day hair (or third…or fourth?) can get an instant refresh with a few passes of a straightner and some dry shampoo.
The best flat iron is speedy, sleek-looking and won’t totally damage or destroy your tresses. Each of the following on this list — choose from ceramic, tourmaline and ionic technology — is a favorite among stylish celebs and pro stylists (as well as us mere mortals). And each will deliver serious shine and style to your frizzy, wavy or curly hair.
Just a few swipes with one of these hair tools will have you looking and feeling like you just emerged from the salon when you haven’t even left the house.
So bypass the keratin treatment, turn up the heat and shop the best flat irons on the market, below. (And not to nag, but don’t forget the heat protectant.)
Corrale Hair Straightener from Dyson at Nordstrom
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Dyson recently launched the brand-new Corrale Hair Straightener, which uses innovative flexing plates that allow for lower heat and thus less heat damage. Over on the brand’s Instagram Story highlights, founder James Dyson explains that the flat iron’s plates corral the hair into an oval section (that’s where it got its name!), holding it together and easing tension. And according to celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, you can use it with the cord or go cord-free when you’re on the move. We also love that it has an idle mode; after not being used for five minutes, it automatically shuts off.
$499.99 at Nordstron
Flat Iron by n:p beautiful at Revolve
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Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii (whose clients include Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow) designed this straightener with one very interesting feature: vibration! The rose gold ceramic plates vibrate so that your hair doesn’t snag, giving your locks an even, shiny finish.
$198 at Revolve
Pearl Ceramic Flat Iron by Remington at Walmart
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This Remington ceramic flat iron is proof that you don’t need to spend a ton to look like you just walked out of a blow-dry bar. The ceramic plates on this straightener are infused with crushed pearls, which will give you that “Did she just get a blowout?” look.
$27.92 at Walmart
Original Ceramic Flat Iron Hair Straightener by Chi at Walmart
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A true classic, this versatile straightener from Chi gives you straight and sleek strands with minimal damage, thanks to its ceramic plates. It also helps reduce frizz and static to keep hair looking silky and smooth. No wonder it’s considered the best flat iron by many beauty lovers.
REGULARLY $99.98$79.96 at Walmart
Illuminati Styler by amika at Revolve
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This bright pink, patterned straightener is more than just a pretty hair tool to show off on your vanity. It has nano-diamond-infused ceramic plates that — along with tourmaline, silver and other mineral powders — create a type of heat called far-infrared. This method is unique because it keeps hair from becoming dry and actually locks in moisture to keep your strands soft and supple. FYI, Amika recommends using these heat guidelines for its adjustable heat setting, according to your hair type: Fine, thin hair should stay below 360°F; normal, medium and wavy hair can go between 360°F and 380°F; and thick, coarse and curly hair can crank it up between 380°F and 450°F.
$120 at Revolve
3-in-One Flat Iron by Kristin Ess at Target
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This good-looking straightener from Lauren Conrad’s hair guru has four heat options and uses ionic technology to get straight hair while leaving strands super soft and shiny. It even shuts off automatically, so you won’t have a panic attack when you’re at the grocery store and suddenly ask yourself, “Did I turn off my hair straightener this morning?” Styling crisis averted.
$80 at Target
The Tress Press by Drybar at Nordstrom
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Even super-thick hair is no match for this sunny yellow straightener from blowout salon Drybar. It also zaps frizz and its temperature control function protects your hair from heat damage. Plus, the rounded edges mean you can also use it to create waves and curls — no curling iron required, if you’ve got the styling tool skills!
$165 at Nordstrom
XL Hair Straightening Brush by Revlon at Walmart
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For those who aren’t keen on running hot plates directly over their hair, this heated styling brush (a relative of the buzzy Revlon One-Step) is a great alternative. This heat styling tool features ceramic coated bristles that glide seamlessly through the hair, straightening your strands as you brush. With extra-long bristles and a special ion generator that delivers a constant stream of frizz-reducing negative ions, it allows you to straighten out kinks and curls with less damage. And good news, especially for ladies with short hair: Its extra-long bristles can get right to the root of your hair — something that can be tricky with conventional irons.
$39.88 at Walmart
SinglePass Luxe Straightening & Styling Iron by T3 at Sephora
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This best-selling straightening iron leaves your hair so shiny that friends might start seeing their reflection in your strands. The 1-inch ceramic plates maintain an even temperature and seal your hair cuticle for extra smoothness — and as the name suggests, you only need to use it once on each section of hair. If you are planning to straighten your hair on the go, let us introduce you to the (absolutely adorable) SinglePass travel straightener.
REGULARLY $180$120 at Sephora
Coast Pro Ceramic Styling Iron by The Beachwaver Co. at Amazon
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This multipurpose tool has funky-looking attachments that allow you to use it as a straightening iron or to achieve a voluminous blowout sans hair dryer. Simply place the tool at the root of your hair then lift the root up and roll your wrist down in a C shape. When the hair is wrapped around the iron, glide it through the hair and you’ll have a salon-worthy blowout with a bit of bounce.
$99 at Amazon
Nano Titanium Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron by Babyliss at Amazon
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The Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron is a mouthful — maybe because it can do so many things. With 50 heat settings, it’s suitable for all hair types from thick hair to fine hair, and its 5-inch plates allow for faster straightening. Plus, it’s slim and lightweight enough to travel with easily. Needless to say, this tool is a solid beauty investment.
$129.99 at Amazon
Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener by Kipozi at Amazon
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Don’t just trust us: Thousands of Amazon reviewers love the way this economical option gets their stubborn curly hair straight. And the titanium plates are 1.75 inches wide, so you can do your whole head in less than 15 minutes.
$37.06 at Amazon
Platinum+ Professional Performance Styler by GHD at Sephora
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Hot tip: GHD stands for “good hair day,” and let’s just say that this professional flat iron straightener lives up to its name. It spreads heat evenly over the plates at an optimal temperature — 365°F, if you’re curious — to prevent breakage, protect color and deliver a super-straight look in seconds.
$249 at Sephora
Magical Stone 10X Styling Iron by Bio Ionic at Amazon
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The cool marble pattern on this Bio Ionic flat iron makes it 100 percent OK to leave out on your vanity. It has plates made with a special heat technology that straightens your hair without damaging it, and the vibrating plates get hair straighter faster, so you can be out the door (well, the bathroom door, at least) in less than 10 minutes.
$199 at Amazon
Each product has been selected, and each product’s style has been reviewed, by our editorial team; however, we may receive affiliate commissions from some links to products on this page. Prices listed are subject to change by the retailer.
Tiffany Haddish was ready for some change. The actress and comedian decided Tuesday was the day to chop all her hair off — so she did it on Instagram Live.
Haddish, who had been sporting braids for the last two months, smiled wide as she started cutting her hair with a pair of shears. Her friend later ran out to the store to get a pair of clippers to even out Haddish’s cut — which she promised would get even shorter once she got to Los Angeles.
“Cut my hair!” Haddish captioned the first video on her Instagram. “I cut all my hair off cause I want to see my Scalp . I know my whole body I know where every mole is but I don’t know my Scalp. So hello Sclap #SheReady to everything.”
She said in a follow-up video, “Why, when a woman decides, ‘Hey, I’m going to cut this hair off, because I want to see my scalp,’ she gotta have a mental problem? Nothing is wrong with my brain, guys. I’m not suffering from no emotional s**t, nothing. I’ve literally been talking about this for years, how I want to see my scalp. I know every single piece of my body… I’ve been talking about this for a long time.”
Haddish joked that fans shouldn’t worry, because “there will be plenty of d**k for me, and it will grow back.”
Haddish has been using her platform to advocate for racial justice and equality. The Girls Trip star attended George Floyd’s memorial service in Minneapolis, and explained on Late Night With Seth Meyers last month that she felt it was important to be at the service given her own experiences being born and raised in South-Central Los Angeles.
“The thing that made me really want to be there is I have watched my friends be slaughtered by the police,” she said. “I have watched people be murdered in front of me. And as a 13-year-old, 14-year-old girl, you know, and there was nothing I could do, except, ‘No, don’t do that!’ — just yelling out. What does that do?”
“And so I wanted to be there in support of the family because I understand how they feel, and being there was like being there for all my friends whose funerals I already went to, all my friends who passed away, all the people that I went to school with who’ve passed away, have been locked up for no reason just ’cause they can’t afford a good lawyer or, you know, accused of things that they didn’t do,” she continued.
See more in the video below.
Rachel Bloom Recalls Losing Friend Adam Schlesinger to COVID-19 After Giving Birth to Daughter (Exclusive)
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine, Rachel Bloom welcomed her first child, but also said goodbye to a dear friend. ET’s Matt Cohen spoke with the 33-year-old actress, who was promoting the digital and Blu-ray release of Trolls World Tour, where she got candid about the hardships she’d endured over the last couple months.
Bloom gave birth to her daughter with husband Dan Gregor in March, with her baby spending days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after she had fluid in her lungs. At the same time, Bloom’s dear friend, Adam Schlesinger, cofounder of the band Fountains of Wayne, was hospitalized for COVID-19, and died.
“It was an incredibly intense time,” Bloom recalled. “Because when [my daughter] immediately came out, she had some trouble breathing and screaming because she had some fluid in her lungs. So she went into the NICU, which is like, it’s really scary to see your little baby covered in tubes and IVs. But she was strong and headstrong, even in the NICU she kept knocking out her nose tubs and she kept knocking out her IVs. She was really, really strong.”
Amid a pandemic, where the hospital rules have changed to keep people safe, Bloom explained that she and her husband couldn’t be in the NICU with their little one at the same time.
“She was in there for a couple days after we left the hospital. Only I could see her and then basically a day or two after we took her home my friend died of COVID in New York,” she shared. “It’s hard because I want to talk about the joy of, obviously, having a child, but those two events are so inextricably linked in my mind and it seems like forever ago even though it’s three months ago.”
“Basically it was really, really intense,” she continued, adding that her early newborn experience is “atypical.”
“Everyone says, ‘Oh you know baby blues, you’re crying a lot,’ and it’s like, yeah, I was crying a lot. I don’t know if that was baby blues or grief, it’s just a very, very atypical intense experience with the highest highs and like the lowest lows,” the former Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star expressed. “But she’s great. We just had our big three-month checkup. She’s growing. She’s in the 70th percentile for height, which my husband and I are very short people, so we’re hoping maybe she’ll be tall.”
Bloom, in the meantime, has been reveling in her time with her daughter, singing lullabies to her, getting to bond and watching her hit milestones, like laughing for the first time.
“She just started laughing like two days ago. And the thing that made her laugh was just [moves hand] ‘goo, goo,’ and it’s like that’s the greatest comedy she’s ever seen,” Bloom shared. “The amount, every day, that she’s learning about the world and the most fundamental things of, ‘these are hands?’ [is great]. And it makes you look at your own hands and be like, ‘You know what, hands are pretty great. You’re right. I haven’t appreciated my hands in so many years.’ So every day is just these new discoveries.”
The new mom also liked being able to enjoy her latest movie, Trolls World Tour, from the comfort of her home. As events, red carpets and more were canceled amid the pandemic, the animated film was released on VOD instead of in theaters. The movie also didn’t have a red carpet premiere, but Bloom, who voices Barb, wasn’t too sad about it.
“I watched Trolls at home and I thought it was great. The thing is, I was gonna have to miss the big fancy premiere anyway because it was right around the time I had a baby. So for me it was like I didn’t get to have this experience and so no one did,” she said. “There’s nothing like watching things in the theaters, especially with a movie like this where the colors are so bright. I mean, it’s so beautiful. The animators did just a gorgeous job and obviously it’s a musical, and so there’s something about being in the theater and hearing that surround sound. But having been said, it’s really enjoyable to watch at home. And what’s also great is if you’re watching it and you’re a kid, you can dance around and watch it.”
Trolls World Tour is out on digital and Blu-ray now.
‘Athlete A’ Producer Jennifer Sey on the Alleged Abuse in Gymnastics and How Things Can Change (Exclusive)
Making Athlete A wasn’t easy, but the positive reception to the Netflix documentary has made it worth it for Jennifer Sey. The former gymnast served as a producer on the documentary, which follows a team of investigative journalists from The Indianapolis Star as they broke the story of doctor Larry Nassar assaulting young female gymnasts.
More than 250 women and girls have accused Nassar of sexual misconduct. In January 2018, the former Team USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting athletes under his care. The following month, he was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison after pleading guilty to an additional three counts of sexual assault.
Sey wasn’t one of Nassar’s victims, but in 2008, she published an exposé about her career as a gymnast, titled Chalked Up: Inside Elite Gymnastics’ Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympic Dreams. She remembers being “berated, belittled and threatened” over her claims at the time, and she tells ET’s Deidre Behar that coming forward then allowed her to gain the trust of athletes ready to tell their stories about Nassar.
“I sort of became that go-to person,” she says. “I got to know, in 2016, the lawyer who was representing these athletes. And so I got to know many of his clients. I got to know them and they trusted me.”
Sey felt that these women’s stories needed to be told on a broader scale, so she pitched the idea for Athlete A to directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. “I sort of pitched the idea not as a Nassar tell-all, but as [a film] that uses Nassar to access the broader culture of abuse,” she recalls. “They wanted to do it, lucky for me.”
The mom of three says she didn’t mean to become a “whistleblower,” but has felt the need to expose the alleged culture of abuse in gymnastics.
She says of her own experience in elite gymnastics, “We were berated, belittled. We were weighed several times a day and we were told to lose weight by any means necessary, and we had one or two or three percent body fat. We were teenagers, we should have been menstruating. We weren’t. … We were told we were lazy. We were forced to train on broken bones. I trained on a broken ankle for two years, and I feel the repercussions of that today.”
Sey empathized with the Nassar survivors, whose world is “already upside down” by the tough coaching they endured to perform in elite gymnastics. “You already think that everything is your fault, and if you’re perceiving this to be problematic or if you’re perceiving this to be a sexual assault, you must be wrong,” Sey says of victims’ mindsets. “‘Not him, he’s a great doctor. You must be wrong because you are fat, lazy, and pathetic’. That is the problem with this kind of cruelty in coaching, is it infiltrates your thinking and you come to accept abuse in any variety.”
“Many of the women say the abuse started at 11, 10 — very young,” Sey points out. “We need to treat these young athletes like children that are developing. We need to teach them that they need to stand up for themselves, that they need to trust in their own experience, that their voice matters, that their emotional health and well-being matters, that their physical health and well-being matters.”
Sey thus suggests the entire USA Gymnastics organization be reimagined, and refocused “as a child-rearing endeavor … not one that is out first and foremost for endorsement dollars, medals.”
“USAG is a governing body for the entire sport. It’s not just the USA national team, it’s all the thousands of little girls across America that walk into a gym and do gymnastics that never will even compete… It’s responsible for ensuring that the practices and those gyms protect those children,” she notes.
Sey approached making Athlete A with extreme sensitivity, given what these victims had already gone through. “We were very careful not to make it this sort of lewd tale. I think we wanted to just handle the subject of abuse very carefully,” she tells ET. Nothing was really “off limits,” but the producers decided not to include footage of Nassar treating young athletes, deciding it was “not necessary.”
“Rachael Denhollander, who is one of the featured survivors… feels it’s very important to tell the details of the story, so people really understand,” Sey describes. The author turned producer credits another athlete, Maggie Nichols, for telling the important story of alleged backlash after reporting abuse.
Nichols was “basically punished and kept off the Olympic team for reporting… she placed [in competition] in a manner that should have put her on the team at least as an alternate, and she was dropped to even be on the team, to paint that picture very clearly. That is something that hasn’t been discussed or written about,” Sey says. “She paid a very heavy price for speaking up.”
Athlete A also analyzes the iconic Kerri Strug vault, in which the then-18-year-old performed at the 1996 Summer Olympics despite having injured her ankle.
“We really don’t think there’s anything more important than winning,” Sey says of the American public. “Kerri, as amazing as she is — and she’s so amazing — would still defend the moment, and that’s fine. But it could also have gone very differently. People fail to think about this.”
“This is a very dangerous sport. I know people in wheelchairs. I know people who have died. When you fall… you could break your neck, you could end up in a wheelchair, quite literally,” she explains.
Sey has checked in with some of the subjects of Athlete A since the film’s release on June 24, and is heartened by viewers’ support for the women — including the petition to get Nichols on the front of a Wheaties box. It’s important to her that these women are viewed as “role models for young girls, that they should speak up and do the right thing and stand up for themselves.”
“I hope this film furthers the conversation. I hope it creates a conversation about parents. I hope parents interrogate coaches about their philosophy and require something different that puts children first. I hope parents prepare their children to speak up for themselves,” Sey shares. “I am in contact with coaches who read my book who said, ‘I think differently now, the practices I deploy.’ We have to give people the opportunity to change, and so I hope it furthers the conversation.”
Athlete A is now available to stream on Netflix.
Gabrielle Union Says ‘More Changes Are Needed’ After NBC Outlines Plans to Prevent Workplace Harassment
Gabrielle Union is speaking out once more about NBC. Union took to Twitter on Tuesday to comment on the network’s recently revealed plans to address workplace harassment, which she said are a step in the right direction, but don’t go far enough.
“Great start by NBC to recognize the need to not turn away & ignore racial & gender discrimination on programs like #AGT,” Union tweeted, in response to a report about the network’s expanded employee protection plans.
However, Union said that the network needs to do more in the future to protect employees from network leadership, and again claimed that she’d faced intimidation from an unnamed NBC executive.
“More changes are needed however,” Union wrote. “Like stopping executives from intimidating talent from sharing their experience of racism in their own workplace investigations.”
NBCUniversal TV and streaming chairman Mark Lazarus sent out a memo Tuesday detailing the company’s move to expand protections for employees against toxic workplace environments on shows produced by NBC and by third-party production companies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The announcement comes in the wake of an internal investigation into America’s Got Talent after Union went public with accusations of harassment and discrimination she claims to have witnessed and experienced during her time as a judge during season 14.
Recently, Union sat down for an interview on The Daily Social Distancing Show With Trevor Noah, and she opened up about her discrimination complaint against NBC, Simon Cowell, FremantleMedia and Syco Entertainment, which she filed with California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing in June.
The complaint has since been closed, as Union requested an immediate right to sue, which she was granted. The complaint was made after NBC conducted an independent investigation into her claims.
Union told Noah that she “decided to participate” in the investigation to try to accomplish her goals of “change,” “treating employees fairly,” and holding “the people at the very top accountable,” but she says it wasn’t conducted as she’d hoped.
“They were like, ‘We’re going to commission this independent investigation.’ Well, silly me. I thought independent was independent, but when NBC and Fremantle and Syco pay for that investigation, they control it,” she said. “They turn over what they believe to be inflammatory things, or things that are not advantageous to me, over to the head of NBC, Paul Telegdy, who uses those things that he thinks are smoking guns to shoot down my claims. He then threatens my agent [by saying,] ‘Gabrielle better watch who she calls a racist’ in the middle of an investigation about racism and discrimination. This is what’s happening from the top of the company.”
In a previous statement to ET, NBC said that Union’s claim of a threat being made against her was “categorically untrue.”
“We took Ms. Union’s concerns seriously, and engaged an outside investigator who found an overarching culture of diversity on the show. NBCUniversal remains committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment where people of all backgrounds are treated with respect,” the statement read.
For more on the ongoing legal drama between Union and NBC, see the video below.
Bad Bunny is an ally to all. The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaetonero talks about the importance of loving whoever you want to love, and making sure he stands up for others who don’t have a voice.
“Right now, I am in a position where I feel so free,” Bad Bunny, who stars in two digital Playboy covers, tells the publication in a new interview. The artist makes history as the first man, aside from Hugh Hefner, to appear on a Playboy cover.
Bad Bunny is known for challenging the status quo by questioning the toxic masculinity that’s often ingrained in the Latinx culture, with his inclusive music videos, denouncing homophobia on his social media platforms and standing up for the marginalized. His music video for “Ignorantes” with Sech features LGBTQ relationships, while his “Yo Perreo Sola” visual sees him dressing in drag. The video also conveys a very powerful message — if a woman wants to dance alone at a club, that’s her given right.
“I think that sex is a giant world, and everyone is free to see it as they want and do it with whoever they want, however they want, with infinite possibilities,” Bad Bunny tells Playboy. “In the end, we are human beings. Everybody feels, everybody falls in love with whoever they’re meant to.”
He goes on to explain that he wants to make sure everyone feels included and can enjoy reggaeton and his music.
“There’s nothing worse than being somewhere and feeling like you don’t belong. I’ve been trying to make sure everybody feels part of the culture of reggaeton,” he notes. “I want to make sure they feel that they have someone there, that friend that can stand up for them.”
“The music industry and society in general [treat women] like they’re nothing. Women are human beings and deserve respect and the same treatment as anybody else,” he adds.
Earlier this year, Bad Bunny also opened up to ET about the importance of talking about mental health and breaking stereotypes.
“I think, as a reggaeton singer, I have a [fan base] that I think needs that message or that type of education,” he told ET, explaining that he’s not sure if others have realized how necessary it is to talk about issues affecting the LGBTQ community. “Creo que nadie en la vida a pensado, nadie en la vida quizá han realizado que se necesitaba. So, I decide to talk about these issue because it’s important.”
J Balvin also praised his friend for his bold choices, telling ET, “It impressed me in a great way,” Balvin said of the music video. “I’m happy because we need diversity. We need to open our minds and level up our conscience. And, respect and be tolerant about sexuality. It’s really dope.”
“I think it was really needed,” he continued. “I love it and there is nothing bad about it. It’s a great thing.”
See more in the video below.
Whenever a friend or family member announces their pregnancy, there are two categories of gifts you can get them. There’s useful baby gear (stroller, car seat, diaper bag) — and then there’s “the fun stuff.”
These are not-totally-necessary items that the expectant mom might not buy herself or put at the top of her baby registry, like sentimental gifts, designer baby clothes and backup baby essentials to grow into. But these gifts sure will be fun to open, and they’ll get her even more excited to welcome her newborn.
Whether you’re attending a socially distant baby shower or arranging a special delivery to her doorstep, the perfect baby gift for your loved one is just a few clicks away.
Below, the best baby gifts for the new mom in your life.
Baby Board BookArtifact UprisingArtifact UprisingBaby Board BookArtifact Uprising$30 and up at Artifact Uprising
For a totally unique baby shower gift, create a personalized board book with photos of the baby’s loved ones — it’s a fun way to help them learn names and faces. (Pages are thick and durable for their little hands.) Books are ready to ship within five days of ordering.
Superstar SneakerAdidasNordstromSuperstar SneakerAdidasREGULARLY $35.95$28.50 at Nordstrom
Baby clothes and shoes are always irresistible, but especially when they’re mini versions of ones you’d wear yourself. These iconic Adidas sneakers are the perfect gift idea for a baby boy or baby girl.
Baby Month Milestone BlanketEtsyEtsyBaby Month Milestone BlanketEtsy$38.50 and up at Etsy
This personalized baby gift is perfect for any mom who loves sharing sweet photos of her growing little one. Add the baby’s name and choose from fluffy fleece, smooth fleece and sherpa styles — all are machine-washable.
12-Pack Baby Bandana Drool BibsDauliaAmazon12-Pack Baby Bandana Drool BibsDaulia$15.47 at Amazon
Shower gifts don’t have to be big in size or cost. Find a bandana bib that reflect the baby’s or mom’s personality — these will no doubt be put to good use.
BabyBriefcase Baby Paperwork OrganizerBuy Buy BabyBuy Buy BabyBabyBriefcase Baby Paperwork OrganizerBuy Buy Baby$29.99 at Buy Buy Baby
Help a new mom get and stay organized with this baby briefcase, which safely holds documents like birth certificates, insurance and Social Security forms, and baby equipment warranties. (There’s even a thank you note tracker.) This will come in handy for pediatrician appointments.
Babyblends Meal DeliveryLittle SpoonLittle SpoonBabyblends Meal DeliveryLittle Spoon$50 and up at Little Spoon
The gift of baby food on their doorstep will be greatly appreciated by any new parents. Little Spoon offers a rotating menu of expertly designed recipes made in fresh small batches. Set up the parents with a gift card that they can redeem when the time is right.
Sleepea 5-Second Baby SwaddleHappiest BabyHappiest BabySleepea 5-Second Baby SwaddleHappiest Baby$27.95 at Happiest Baby
If you wanted to get her a Snoo Smart Sleeper Bassinet on her baby registry but don’t have the, uh, $1,400 it costs, Happiest Baby also makes these magical, affordable swaddles.
The Chew Teether Poppable Bubbles TeetherDoddle & Co.TargetThe Chew Teether Poppable Bubbles TeetherDoddle & Co.$18.99 at Target
A teether makes for a great baby gift when it not only encourages the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination but also is as fun to play with as bubble wrap!
The Gap sale continues! Take up to 75% off your purchase (prices as marked) and an extra 10% off sale styles with code TREAT.
You get also get an extra 50% off markdowns with code PERK. Get the sale discounts on Gap favorites including denim, t-shirts, dresses, leggings, accessories and more.
You’ll receive free shipping from the apparel retailer on orders of $50 or more (and free returns, too). Sale styles are selling out quickly, so shop these online deals including a stylish midi wrap dress and soft hoodie from the brand now!
Ahead, ET Style’s cute and cozy picks from the Gap sale.
Vintage Soft Hoodie by Gap
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Because you can never have too many soft items of clothing.
REGULARLY $59.95$23.99 at Gap
Supersoft Joggers in Modal by Gap
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Shop these joggers to add to your ever-growing loungewear collection.
REGULARLY $44.95$16.99 at Gap
Ribbed Wrap Cardigan Sweater by Gap
Ribbed Wrap Cardigan SweaterGapGapRibbed Wrap Cardigan SweaterGap
Cozy and flattering, you’ll want to wear this sweater day after day.
REGULARLY $89.95$19.99 at Gap
Tie Back Cami Jumpsuit by Gap
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A comfortable jumpsuit that can easily be dressed up or down.
REGULARLY $55.99$55.98 at Gap
Vintage V-Neck Tie-Dye T-Shirt by Gap
Vintage V-Neck Tie-Dye T-ShirtGapAmazonVintage V-Neck Tie-Dye T-ShirtGap
A brightly colored tie-dye t-shirt is right on trend for summer.
REGULARLY $24.95$10 at Gap
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