Month: December 2020

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
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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
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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
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Central PressGetty Images In its fourth episode, “Favourites,” The Crown season 4 explores Queen Elizabeth’s complex relationships with her own four children in light of a crisis involving Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s son, Mark. When Mark goes missing in the Sahara Desert, the queen is preoccupied by Thatcher’s unabashed revelation that her son is her
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Reg LancasterGetty Images Visionary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died on Tuesday at age 98, the French Academy of Fine Arts confirmed on Twitter. “The Perpetual Secretary, Laurent Petitgirard, and the members of the Academy of Fine Arts are deeply saddened to announce the death of their colleague Pierre Cardin. He had been elected on
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Getty, Getty, Splash Whether you put off ordering your Secret Santa presents until last minute (it’s been a year, don’t kick yourself) or you didn’t get the athleisure gifts you dropped hints about, I have good news. Alo Yoga, the activewear line seemingly owned by every actor and hot fitness instructor, just launched a surprise
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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
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No question, 2020 has been a rough year for pretty much everyone, but the tail end of August was particularly terrible for Taylour Paige. When we connect over Zoom, just three days after the world learned her Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom co-star Chadwick Boseman had died of colon cancer, Paige, understandably, is not quite sure
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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.
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David M. BenettGetty Images British supermodel Stella Tennant died suddenly on Tuesday, five days after her 50th birthday on December 17, her family confirmed. “It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22nd December 2020,” the family wrote in a statement, according to The Guardian. “Stella was a wonderful
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