After more than 20 seasons, America’s Next Top Model just crowned its first male winner: former NFL wide receiver Keith Carlos. He can now add the victory (and the Tyra-bestowed nickname “Manaconda”) to his modeling résumé.

Not only is Keith the first winner with the, ahem, whole package, but he’s also the oldest winner at age 26 (save for Lisa D’Amato during the All-Stars version). And did I mention he was competing in honor of his late father? I don’t know about you, but I’m okay with letting the ladies sit out from the winner’s circle this season.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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December 9, 2014

Fans of E! mainstay Fashion Police have lamented the loss of beloved host and comedian Joan Rivers since earlier this fall. But a few months ago, viewers were excited to hear that the network is going to bring back the show, just in time to praise (or put down) celebrity red-carpet looks at the Golden Globes.

Kathy Griffin will take Joan’s seat, and now, it’s been announced that style guru Brad Goreski will also join Fashion Police when it returns on January 12. Though his Bravo show It’s a Brad, Brad World was canceled last year, we have high hopes that his tenure on E! will be a long one.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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December 3, 2014

We all know the story of Cinderella. But now, the beloved narrative is getting an update with a fairytale cast, including Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Downton Abbey actress Lily James as the leading lady.

What can we expect from this Kenneth Branagh–directed film? “I believe that there are expectations of a Disney Cinderella,” Kenneth says. “So, of course, we give people a pumpkin. Of course, we give them a carriage….Everything that you might expect is there.” Except this time, Cinderella doesn’t play victim. He adds, “She’s her own gal and she’s good company. She redefines goodness, I think, in the performance and she makes it sexy, and cool, and playful.”

Pumpkin carriages aside, the part I’m the most excited about? The glass slippers (obviously).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 21, 2014

An eye roll. A burrito. Popping bubbly. None of these can currently be expressed with emoji. But mid-2015 the Unicode Consortium – the folks in charge of creating the beloved illustrated language – might release all three in a set of up to 37 new designs.

Candidates for the Unicode 8.0 release have been announced on The Unicode Blog, including a delicious little taco and a highly requested unicorn face. Whether or not each of these additions makes the final cut, we excitedly await this long-overdue refresh.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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November 19, 2014

The Hepburn family’s good-gene game is strong. After appearing in Harper’s BAZAAR’s September issue, Emma Ferrer (Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter) has signed a contract with Storm Model Management. The art student and former ballerina is now moving from Florence to New York City to attend her school’s satellite campus while pursuing her newfound modeling career.

As for the comparisons to her famous ancestor? Emma recently said, “All I can compare is what I live of her through my father and family. She had a desire to help people and make the world more beautiful, and I undeniably feel the same….When it’s these kinds of comparisons, no I’m never bothered, but rather honored.”

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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November 18, 2014

Here in the U.S., our annual shopping frenzy is served up with a side of Thanksgiving turkey. But over in China, Singles Day (a recently dreamed-up holiday) takes the win for record-breaking sales. This year, the November 11 occasion earned more than $9 billion – almost triple what Americans spent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined last year.

Wondering how this retail bonanza got its start? Back in the 1990s, Chinese college students used the day to celebrate their singledom (sort of an anti-Valentine’s Day). In the last few years, retailers encouraged the unattached masses to treat themselves – and indulge they did. Just like that, the biggest shopping day in history was born.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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November 13, 2014

Yesterday, Taylor Swift unleashed her music video for “Blank Space,” a track off of 1989, after it was prematurely hacked. Most of the Internet has zeroed in on how outrageous her on-screen antics are (for example, smashing cars with golf clubs).

But honestly, the real star here is her wardrobe. Each of her 19 outfits is spot-on glamorous and totally going on my Pinterest board. Don’t believe me? Check out the video below – crazy has never looked so good.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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November 11, 2014

Cady Heron. Regina George. Gretchen Wieners. Karen Smith. If these four names ring a bell, you’re clearly a Mean Girls fan.

To celebrate the film’s tenth birthday, Entertainment Weekly caught up with five of the cast members – Tina Fey, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried – for a look back at the movie. Important takeaways: Glenn Cocco isn’t just the kid with four candy-cane-grams, he’s actually a real person. And almost all of the cast members auditioned to play the part of Regina.

Thought you knew everything about the most quotable movie ever? Dive into the full interview to find out how big of a fan you are.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 7, 2014

Let’s hear it for the Girls. On Monday, HBO announced the January return of Hannah Horvath and friends with a juicy two-minute trailer.

The clip hints at tensions between Hannah and her beau Adam and even teases a peek at Shoshanna’s familial background. (Yes, she came from somewhere.) Fans can also be assured that Marnie’s controversial singing voice will make another appearance.

Good thing I have Lena Dunham’s new book to tide me over until the season’s debut.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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November 5, 2014

That’s right. Rihanna has returned to Instagram after a six-month ban from the platform (punishment for a few NSFW pics).

Her first celebratory images included a peek at her cowabunga-worthy Halloween costume. Yep, RiRi and her friends painted themselves green as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Welcome back, @badgalriri. And keep those snaps coming.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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November 4, 2014