Gal Gadot Was the Highest-Grossing Actress of 2017

Gal Gadot has had a good year. The Wonder Woman star topped Forbes‘ list of highest-grossing actresses, pulling in a whopping $1.4 billion in movie tickets worldwide. Guess that’s what playing one of the most famous, badass heroes in the world twice in one year will do. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Gadot was also the third highest-grossing actor overall for the year, just behind Vin Diesel, who pulled in $1.6 billion in global ticket sales for XxX: The Return of Xander Cage and The Fate of the Furious, and…

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Serena Williams Just Played Her First Tennis Match Since Giving Birth

Serena Williams has had an eventful time in 2017. Not only did she get married to Alexis Ohanian, she also gave birth to their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. But as 2017 isn’t over quite yet, Williams decided to finish off the year by playing in her first tennis match since giving birth. And husband Ohanian couldn’t have been prouder. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Williams announced her pregnancy in April 2017, having won the Australian Open in January 2017 while pregnant. The tennis superstar gave birth to her baby…

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Taylor Swift Sent the Most Extra Christmas Cards This Year

Taylor Swift’s 2017 comeback has been many things, but above all, it’s been snake-themed. From snake rings, to snake emblems on all of her merch, the snake emoji has defined Swift’s Reputation era. So it makes sense that even the Christmas cards she sent this year featured snakes. Basically, while most people sent cards featuring Santa Claus, or snow scenes, Swift opted for something much more on brand: Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Instagram In an Instagram story posted by Andrew Gertler, who is a music talent manager, Swift’s festive…

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Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress Designer Is Launching a New Label

In 1981, Princess Diana married Prince Charles in a very epic, very ’80s dress. Getty Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The iconic gown was designed by Elizabeth Emanuel and her then-husband David Emanuel. Now, Elizabeth Emanuel is gearing up to launch a new fashion label called Emanuel Mayfair, according to People. The designer says the new line will be inspired by the energy of the ’80s. “It will have the spirit of Emanuel from the days when we made dresses some of the most of the most iconic women of…

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Selena Gomez Is in Mexico for New Year’s without Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s rekindled romance has been one of the highlights of 2017. While they’ve not confirmed whether they’re officially back together or not, Gomez and Bieber have been spotted on several dates since fall, from joyfully riding bikes, to visiting the Sugar Factory in Seattle. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below But as we approach New Year’s Eve, the pair aren’t together: Bieber has been spotted playing hockey in Ontario, Canada, while Gomez is in Mexico with her friends. Does this mean that their relationship is off again?…

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Just 58 Candid Pictures of the Royal Family in 2017- Candid Royal Family Pictures 2017

1 of 58 Prince William at a Centrepoint hostel Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 2 of 58 Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry running at a London Marathon training day Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 of 58 Kate Middleton playing pool while visiting MIST Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 4 of 58 Prince Charles, smelling hay to feed to cattle Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 of 58 Prince William laughing at the launch the new Prince William Award with SkillForcelaunches Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Advertisement –…

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The 5 Instagrams You Need to Take in Dubai

Looking for a vacation in 2018? Dubai is a great place to stop over—there’s incredible shopping and all the luxury spa treatments you could want to kick start your relaxation—or to visit all on its own. And if you go on an amazing trip but don’t post amazing Instagrams to make all of your friends back home jealous, did you even really go? Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Here are the spots you’ll want to make sure to capture for maximum vacation envy: The City Skyline: Dubai has some incredible…

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Black Lives Matter Activist Erica Garner Has Died Aged 27

Mary Altaffer/AP/REX/Shutterstock NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack. “She was a warrior to the end. She stood up for justice for her father,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in announcing the death of Garner, 27, at a New York hospital.Garner’s official Twitter account, run by her family and friends since she became ill, asked that she be remembered as a mother, daughter, sister and aunt with a heart “bigger than the world.”…

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Dating Trends in the Digital Age

I once passed the better part of a summer waiting for a spark to ignite with a guy whose feelings for me were mostly inscrutable, while mine never warmed above tepid. We got along well enough, were amply able to sustain a conversation, but ultimately, both of us understood we were taxiing down an endless runway without any possibility of takeoff. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below So when the subtle shifts in conversational dynamics occurred—increasingly extended pauses between texts, outlines of weekend plans left to languish as Friday loomed—I correctly…

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AGL Wants to Bring a Twist to Red Carpet Footwear

When AGL launched in 1958, founder Piero Giusti wanted to produce shoes for a certain type of woman: One who needed a functional and comfortable shoe that looked far more expensive than it actually was. Over the last 50 years the brand has continued to design this type of heel—but with granddaughters Sara, Vera, and Marianna now at the helm, the trio is adding a new glamorous touch. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Courtesy of AGL Launching this February, AGL is turning its sight towards formal occasion shoes with the…

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The 11 Best Stores for the Flyest Kids You Know

North West has spent her four short years here on Earth teaching us a very important lesson: Kids can dress as well, if not better, than their adult counterparts. Now new brands are popping up and streetwear stalwarts are sprouting streetwear arms to lace out the coolest kids on the playground. Kanye, A$AP Rocky, Bape, and Kith have all gotten into the kidswear game because just because kids are still learning basic cognitive functions doesn’t mean their style should have to suffer, right? Below, 11 kid’s brands that will transform…

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What to Wear and Do for New Year’s at Home

Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Ringing in a new year always feels special, and this go-around? Even more so since 2017 was, well, rough. Opting to stay in doesn’t mean you have to forgo some glitz, though. Whether you’re the host or you’re watching the ball drop solo, a little bit…

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What to Wear and Do for New Year’s at Home

Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Ringing in a new year always feels special, and this go-around? Even more so since 2017 was, well, rough. Opting to stay in doesn’t mean you have to forgo some glitz, though. Whether you’re the host or you’re watching the ball drop solo, a little bit…

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Where Celebrities Are Spending New Year’s Vacations 2017

1 of 19 Instagram Bella Hadid “Never mind to warmer weather” —@bellahadid, from Aspen, Colorado Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 2 of 19 Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 of 19 Instagram Selena Gomez En route to Cabo, Mexico, with her friends. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 4 of 19 Instagram Shay Mitchell “Q. ) what are your holiday traditions?” —@shaymitchell, from Vancouver Island Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 of 19 Instagram Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 6 of 19 Instagram Advertisement – Continue…

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Meghan Markle’s New Year’s Resolutions Revealed

If you need a little inspiration to get you through the post-Christmas slump, look no further than Meghan Markle’s New Year’s resolutions. The actress, activist, and future royal revealed on her lifestyle blog The Tig—per The Telegraph—that she has the same two resolutions every year: to stop swearing and to stop biting her nails. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “These make my New Year’s resolution list nearly (AKA actually every) single year,” Markle wrote on her now-defunct personal blog on January 1, 2016, before she began dating her now-fiancé Prince…

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The Beauty Industry Made Positive Inclusivity Strides in 2017

Nyajal Dup is broadcasting from her bedroom in front of a rack of clothes. She’s dressed in a yellow ringer tee with a striped blue collar waving around the new Fenty Beauty foundation stick—Dup is happy, her smile would bathe Madison Square Garden in light. The setting is unusual for Dup, the dark-skinned woman behind popular Youtube account MelaninRich Nyajal, who usually records videos in front of a sleek gray screen. But Dup wants to get the video reviewing the new Fenty Beauty collection out quickly, because she’s excited. “Shoutout…

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Enrique Iglesias’ Mother on His Super Private Life With Anna Kournikova and Their Twins

Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova surprised everyone with the birth of their twins, but according to Iglesias’ mother, keeping a low profile is what Kournikova prefers. In an interview with the Spanish weekly magazine Hola!, Isabel Preysler denied that Kournikova has been intentionally discreet about the fact that she was expecting. “Anna has not had to hide herself,” Preysler told the magazine. “She leads a very simple life and is a homebody.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Isabel Preysler, Enrique Iglesias’ mother, at an event in Spain. Getty Preysler was…

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Zendaya Has a Case of Vacation Brain, Just Like Us

We’re almost done with the weird week that is the days between Christmas and New Years when you have no idea what day it actually is—you know, that magical period of time when you’ve been wearing PJs for five days straight and show up to Taco Tuesday on a Thursday completely confused. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below And we’re not the only ones! Alberta Ferretti Cashmere Tuesday Sweater, $495, saksfifthavenue.com SHOP BACKGRID As Jezebel discovered, Zendaya left the house Wednesday wearing a sweater saying TUESDAY. First of all, she deserves…

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Horrible Houseguests – E. Jean Advice on Dealing with Houseguests

Dear E. Jean: The day after my houseguests arrived from Iowa, I fell off a scaffolding, broke my leg, and badly cut the other. So now I’m living on a foldout sofa in the living room with no privacy, taking heavy doses of painkillers, and feeling angry and frustrated—particularly about the horrible, messy state of my tiny kitchen! It’s being used by three people, one with large, open wounds on her legs. What can I do to get them to clean up after themselves? —Held Hostage Advertisement – Continue Reading…

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Milo’s Book Edits Are a Reading Masterpiece

Let’s! Talk! About! Reading! There are so many different ways that one can read. One can curl up on the sofa with a good book, poring over pages and pages of prose. One can read by assessing a situation using your instincts or powers of observation, as in “reading a room.” One can also “read” by telling someone about themselves, their flaws, and their failed hopes and dreams in crystal clear terms, leaving no room for doubt and laying waste to any shred of dignity they might dare to possess….

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Best Black Mirror Episodes – The Beginners Guide to Marathoning “Black Mirror” Episodes

Explaining the premise of Black Mirror to the uninitiated is tricky. Series without a through line never lend themselves to a run-down as easily as a one-hour network drama, but Black Mirror, the British Channel 4 original that now lives on Netflix, is beyond. Some episodes are dystopian, others idyllic; some seem to be decades in the future and a few could have happened last week. The one surety I’d tell people (and have, at least a half dozen, as I coax them into trying one of my TV go-tos)…

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What is Body Contouring or Sculpsure-What Are Sculpsure Results

Putting in very little work to lose inches off your body may sound like a Christmas miracle, but that’s what Sculpsure—the latest in non-invasive, body contouring—claims can happen in just a 25 minute procedure. After passing countless bus-stop ads for body sculpting and wondering if it’d actually be possible to get peak-Britney Spears abs, I talked to Dr. Dennis Gross, a NYC-based board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, and founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Dermatology to learn more. Here’s how it works: The 25-minute procedure uses light-based technology to eliminate fat…

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5 Adult Ways to Wear Colored Tights That Aren’t Reminiscent of Blair Waldorf

Since Balenciaga presented a runway full of rainbow-brite tights, we’ve had… difficulty incorporating them into an IRL wardrobe. One misstep and you unknowingly regress with an outfit consisting of matching houndstooth, headbands, and statement necklaces—that’s full-Blair Waldorf, but with a long decade separating you and the height of her iconic style. ‘Twas cute at the time, but like the show, we’ve aged. Taking cues from Demna Gvasalia’s ingenious collection, we’re taking the adult approach to wearing bright hosiery this season. Read on to see how we cracked the code, ahead….

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10 Best White Sneakers for 2017

Through sludge, snow, and dirt, white sneakers are fickle shoes that need to be replaced more often than your other kicks—not that we’re complaining. We’re living in a post-Stan Smith world, so we’re constantly on the hunt for new options that go with everything. From reliable basics to red-soled Loubs, find our latest favorites, here. View Gallery 10 Photos 1 of 10 Courtesy Adidas Samba Embossed Leather Lace Up Sneaker, $100; bloomingdales.com SHOP Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 2 of 10 Courtesy Balenciaga Stretch-Knit High-Top Trainfer, $695; neimanmarcus.com SHOP Advertisement…

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Kim Kardashian Deletes “25 Days of Christmas” Instagrams

In very important news this Thursday, Kim Kardashian completely wiped her Instagram account clean of the “25 Days of Christmas” Instagram posts she has been blessing us with throughout December. No word on why Kardashian West has completely deleted the pictures, but we have a feeling it could have something to do with the internet wondering why her reportedly pregnant 20-year-old sister Kylie Jenner didn’t make an appearance. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below As of now sister Kourtney Kardashian and her momager, Kris Jenner, have kept the posts up on…

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Best Tinted Moisturizers 2017 – 9 Tinted Moisturizers for Flawless Skin

Having a great skin day? Bless you. Want a more subtle, no-makeup-makeup look? We got you. Skip the heavy coverage in favor of these lightweight tinted moisturizers for every skin type. From products for sensitive skin to those that provide a dewy glow, we’ve compiled the 13 best tinted moisturizers on the market right now. For a Dewy Glow Touted as “more skin, less makeup,” Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint is here to get you that cool-girl-on-Instagram-who-doesn’t-have-nearly-enough-followers look. It’s lightweight and meant to let your freckles flag fly. Glossier Perfecting Skin…

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10 Statement Accessories That Instantly Make an Outfit NYE-Ready

1 of 12 . Party Tights Out From Under Jewel Fishnet Tight, $5; urbanoutfitters.com SHOP Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 2 of 12 . Dancing Flats Zara Bejeweled Leather Ballerinas, $40; zara.com SHOP Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 of 12 . The Runway’s Most Wanted CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Sandals, $1,495; Barneys.com SHOP Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 4 of 12 Shopbop The Minimalist Statement Joanna Laura Constantine statement earrings, $368; Shopbop.com SHOP Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 of 12 . For a Black Tie Color Pop Manolo Blahnik…

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My Boyfriend Makes Me Feel Insecure About My Intelligence

Dear E. Jean: My boyfriend is shocked when I don’t know a seventeenth-century historical event or an eighteenth-century philosopher. He sometimes belittles my taste in books and movies. Other times he simply outshines me. We both took standardized tests for law school, for example, and he scored far better. He also landed a more lucrative job than I did upon graduating. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below We’ve been dating for a year. Since we met in college and moved to New York—the occasions I mentioned excepted—our relationship has been wonderful,…

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