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    Remember whenVeronica Mars was a potential reboot for Hulu, but we had no real answers? Well, now we know the truth: Hulu is picking up the series, set to premiere in 2019! 

    The new season will feature eight new episodes with Kristen Bell, who is Veronica Mars, naturally. Rob Thomas, the show's creator is currently starting to write the first episode but don't worry, we already have a summary for the revival: "Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach."

    I don't know about you, but I'm stoked. 

    Veronica Mars herself seems to be stoked too, as she posted an Instagram video announcing the show's revival. 

    To make the news more exciting, Hulu got SVOD rights to the original episodes and the 2014 film through an agreement with Warner Bros. These will be available to stream next summer, so in other words, we have plenty of time to re-watch the original show and gear up for the new season.

    Hurry, 2019. 


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    Coco is the latest Disney movie to capture my heart and others as well, I'm sure, considering it made $800 million in the worldwide box office. Yeah, it's *that* good. On top of the movie's success is this little girl's amazing costume that recently went viral on Twitter. 

    The tweet, originally posted by the little girl's brother, Alejandro, shows his adorable sister dressed up as Mama Coco—wrinkles and all. "So my Mom dressed my baby sister as Mama Coco just for fun and my little sister is loving it," Alejandro tweeted with the photos. 

    Okay, but could you just die?! It's sooooo perfect. She wins Halloween, and it isn't even here yet.

    Twitter users have been freaking out, too, and here are some of the best reactions:

    Now I have to *really* think hard on a Halloween costume that's better than this, BRB.


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    Cardi B and Offset are celebrating their first wedding anniversary together!

    Since Cardi announced that she and her baby’s father, Offset, had secretly married last year, we’ve all been wondering when we would finally get to see a photo from the special day. Well, to celebrate their first anniversary together (the couple married on September 20, 2017), the “Bodak Yellow” rapper shared a never-before-seen photo from her wedding day with Offset on Instagram, Hello Giggles reports.

    “TBT...September 20th,” Cardi captioned the Instagram post, which shows the couple tenderly holding hands, with Cardi wearing a white tracksuit.

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Cardi still looks absolutely fabulous, tracksuit and all.

    While the couple secretly tied the knot last September, they were able to keep their marriage a secret until June. Amid marriage rumors, Cardi confirmed the speculation in a tweet to her fans, writing, “There are so many moments that I share with the world and there are moments that I want to keep for myself! Getting married was one of those moments! Our relationship was so new breaking up and making up and we had a lot of growing to do but we was so in love we didn't want to lose each other.”

    “One morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. We found someone to marry us, and she did, just the two of us and my cousin,” Cardi also shared, adding that she tied the knot without a dress, makeup or a ring.

    According to E! News, Offset proposed to Cardi in October in front of a sold-out crowd at Power 99’s Powerhouse in Philadelphia. Talking about the public engagement, Cardi told fans, “I appreciate and love my husband so much for still wanting for me have that special moment that every girl dreams of when he got down on his knee and put a ring on my finger and he did that for me!!”

    Just a few months ago, Cardi gave birth to the couple’s first child together, a baby girl named Kulture Kiari Cephus.

    We are just so happy to see the couple so in love! Happy anniversary, Cardi and Offset!


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    Even though it’s rumored that they have been dating for two years, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have never publicly talked about their relationship — that is, until now. In a new interview with Vogue UK, Alwyn opened up about his very private relationship with the “Delicate” singer, and admitted that he totally gets why everyone is so fascinated with hearing about their mysterious romance.

    “I’m aware people want to know about that side of things. I think we have been successfully very private,” the 27-year-old actor said in his interview with Vogue UK for its October issue, according to E! News.“And that has now sunk in for people… but I really prefer to talk about work.”

    via Giphy

    Alwyn’s romance with the 28-year-old pop star, who has had multiple high-profile relationships in the past, first made headlines last year. A source close to the couple previously told Us Weekly that Alwyn“really showed Swift a different lifestyle and the value of privacy.”

    “They vowed to keep their relationship to themselves and they’ve done everything they can to keep it that way,” the source told Us Weekly in July, adding that the “Look What You Made Me Do” star is “the happiest she’s ever been.”

    The couple has only stepped out in public together a few times since they reportedly began dating in 2016, but the actor has been spotted at at Swift’s Reputation tour shows a number of times, Hello Giggles reports. Swift appeared to give Alwyn a shout-out at her concert.  

    “[I] think there was a bit of a bait-and-switch that happened with this album when we put out ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and we’re like, ‘Guys, this album is gonna be one thing.’ And then the album came out,” Swift told fans at her Taylor Swift NOW concert in Chicago on August 29. “It’s legitimately an album about finding love throughout all the noise.”

    The actor appeared to return the favor, sending Swift a low-key nod on his now-public Instagram in May when both took photos in front of the same cactus.

    We totally understand why Alwyn and Swift want to keep their relationship under wraps and out of the public eye as much as possible. Dating is hard enough, so we can only imagine that it would be even more difficult trying to date one of the most popular people on the planet.

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    It’s a love story, so baby just...keep it private.


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    Good morning, Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

    But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

    Christine Blasey Ford Willing to Testify Before Senators About Kavanaugh Allegations

    Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school, reiterated on Thursday that she would be willing to testify before senators about her allegations.

    In a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ford’s attorney says her client “would be prepared to testify next week,” as long as conditions are considered to be “fair and which ensure her safety.”

    Ford’s attorney asked to discuss the terms of her client’s testimony via a phone call on Thursday, adding that Ford still had a “strong preference” that “a full investigation” take place before she testified, USA Today reports. The attorney also said Ford's safety is a high priority and a hearing on Monday “is not possible,” adding that the Judiciary Committee’s “insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event.”

    “As you are aware, she has been receiving death threats, which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and she and her family have been forced out of their home,” the email states.

    Since Ford came forward publicly with her allegations in The Washington Post on Sunday both Ford and Kavanaugh have been the target of death threats.

    Democrats on the Judiciary Committee requested that the FBI investigate the threats and the alleged hacking of Ford’s email, which was seen to “intimidate” her and “potentially prevent her from testifying about her credible allegations of sexual assault,” according to a letter sent to the FBI.

    Kavanaugh sent a letter to the committee Thursday, accepting the invitation to appear before senators and give his testimony on Monday. The Supreme Court nominee wrote that he would like to have the hearing as soon as possible so “that [he] can clear [his] name.”

    “Since the moment I first heard this allegation, I have categorically and unequivocally denied it,” Kavanaugh wrote. “I remain committed to defending my integrity.”

    In a letter sent to Ford’s attorney urging her to testify, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he “reopened the hearing because I believe that anyone who comes forward with allegations of sexual assault has a right to be heard.”

    “By hearing out both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, the Committee will endeavor to discover the truth of the matter, and will be better able to make an informed judgment about Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination,” he wrote.

    Grassley has said both Ford and Kavanaugh need to be heard.

    Michael Cohen Spoke to Special Counsel About Russia & Possible Collusion

    President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has participated in multiple interviews lasting several hours over the past month with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, sources told ABC News.

    Mueller’s questioning of Cohen reportedly focused primarily on all aspects of Trump’s dealings with Russia, from Trump’s financial and business dealings with Russia to the investigation on possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and it’s ultimate effects on the 2016 presidential election.

    Special counsel also asked Cohen if Trump or any of his associates discussed the possibility of a pardon with him, sources said.

    Cohen’s meetings with special counsel, which have taken place in Washington D.C. and New York City, have been voluntary, without any guarantee of leniency from prosecutors, ABC News reports.

    Sources also told ABC News that Cohen is cooperating with a seperate probe by New York state authorities into the inner workings of the Trump family charity and the Trump Foundation, where Cohen served as an executive vice president and special counsel to Trump for nearly 10 years.

    Last month in New York, Cohen plead guilty to eight felonies, including bank fraud, tax evasion and two campaign finance violations for making hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, who both claimed to have had affairs with Trump.

    The First (But Probably Not the Last) Problematic 2018 Halloween Costume Has Arrived & People Are Not Having It

    Another Halloween, another costume that completely sexualizes women. Yandy, a woman’s clothing brand, is drawing anger from the internet over their recently released “Brave Red Maiden” costume inspired by the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale on its website. And the costume is guaranteed to make you cringe.

    Yandy description of the costume reads: “An upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say. However, we say be bold and speak your mind in this exclusive Brave Red Maiden costume featuring a red mini dress, a matching cloak with an attached hood, and a white bonnet headpiece.” To make matters even worse, the keywords “sexy Halloween costumes” is included in the tagged categories.

    The hit Hulu show, which is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, focuses on a dystopian society and follows a handmaid named Offred (played by Elisabeth Moss) as she navigates this society where women are owned by the government. According to Hello Giggles, The Handmaid’s Tale recently earned 20 nominations at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17th, and Samira Wiley, alum of Orange is the New Black, took home an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series award for her role as Moira.

    The show’s iconic red cloak, however, has become a symbol of women’s rights. Just earlier this month, women dressed in the red cloaks stood outside Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing in silence.

    So it’s completely understandable that Yandy’s decision to sexualize an ensemble that has come to represent something so important would upset people.

    Here’s some of the reactions on Twitter over the costume.

    A word of advice to Halloween costume producers: Just don’t.

    What to look out for…

    Someone found Meghan Markle’s old pump-up playlist from her former blog, The Tig, and it will definitely get you through to the weekend.


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    Have you ever wanted to attend a VIP concert without having to leave your campus? Shuffle is bringing back another year of their Freshman Tour event. Coming to 30 campuses nationwide, this tour gives you the chance to experience a concert, receive special goodies, and enjoy so much more with all of your friends—for free! Her Campus is not only sharing all of the details with you below, but is the key to scoring VIP tickets! We’ve rounded up 10 things you probably didn't know (and definitely will want to know) about this year's Freshman Tour.

    1. The tour will be completely free!

    Tickets for entry are free. Yes, F-R-E-E. All you have to do is select your campus online, grab a ticket, and be there early for some bonus surprises.

    2. Her Campus is the key to getting a VIP bracelet.

    We’ve got your back. Register and purchase a VIP bracelet through Her Campus for express entry into both the pop-up shop and concert! These VIP bracelets will enhance your experience and help you feel like the rock star you are at the event. You get access to special areas during the concert, express entry into different parts of the event, and exclusive swag only for VIP guests.

    3. Subway, Insomnia Cookies, and KIND will be giving away free food!

    Get there early to grab some free food from some of our favorites. Subway, Insomnia Cookies, and KIND are covering all of your snack bases, from something filling to something healthy (plus dessert).

    4. Zaena x Jason Maek are performing.

    The electronic/hip hop music duo, that won the 2018 EDM Artists of The Year, will be performing on the tour. Their new album, Freshman, is set for release a few days before the tour kicks off. The tour is being supported by Spotify, HipHopDX, Rap Nation, and Rolling Stone.

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    5. Rolling Stone will be bringing some surprise guests.

    Speaking of Rolling Stone, they’ll be hosting a free concert starting at 7 p.m. For VIP tickets to the private concert they’re hosting, buy tickets in the pop-up shop!

    6. (Almost) everyone gets a swag bag.

    The first 500 guests to arrive get free swag bags, so be sure to get there at least a little early.

    7. You can RSVP easily at FreshmanTour.com

    Registering, even for free tickets, is super easy. Just visit the Freshman Tour website, select your campus, and fill out your information. You’ll be all set to enjoy this event!

    8. There will be selfie walls everywhere.

    Nylon magazine is sponsoring several selfie walls across each event, so be sure to snap some photos and post them! Nylon’s pop up activations are guaranteed to be amazing and will be set up in the pop-up shop between 2 and 7p.m. at each event. 

    9. Tumblr is helping people register to vote.

    If you register to vote with Tumblr, it not only takes care of an important responsibility, but also gives you some exclusive VIP access and swag. Getting involved and having a voice couldn't be more important today, so why not do it while you’re at a fun event and have the chance to get even more cool stuff?

    10. Did we mention that the event is completely free?

    Let’s recap: Entry to the event will be free. From 2-7 p.m. on over 30 college campus stops on the tour, there will be a pop-up shop complete with free swag bags, free food, selfie walls, music demo stations, a chance to register to vote, and a ton of activations! Then, from 7-10 p.m., attend the concert sponsored by Rolling Stone. If you decide to buy the Her Campus VIP bracelets, you’ll get access to HipHopDX VIP area where you can snag another swag bag. Oh, and most importantly, there will be more free food at the concert!

    Celebrate with your friends and experience an amazing event for free (or score exclusive HC VIP bracelets). Trust us: this tour is one you will never forget!


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    Fresh of his success as Killmonger in "Black Panther", Michael B. Jordan has a new position to prepare for: the first global face of the Coach menswear business. In his new role, Jordan will be following in the footsteps of Selena Gomez, who was named Coach's womenswear ambassador at the end of 2016. 

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    In addition to starring in Coach's advertising campaigns for next spring, Jordan will be involved with The Coach Foundation, the brand's philanthropic branch, and working with Coach's creative director, Stuart Vevers, on special design projects. 

    “Michael is cool and authentic, and he really embodies the Coach guy,” Vevers said in a press release. “I’ve had the chance to get to know Michael over the last couple of years. He always looks great in Coach, so it felt really natural to build our relationship.”

    Jordan clearly has style, so it's going to be fun to see what comes out of his collaborations with Vevers.

    Other upcoming projects for Jordan include "Creed 2", coming out in November, and "Just Mercy", where he'll be playing a civil rights defense attorney alongside Brie Larson. We can't wait to see how he continues to impact the fashion world!


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    In a series of tweets published this Friday, President Donald Trump questioned the seriousness of Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, based on the fact she did not report the attack to the police when it occurred. 

    In his attempts to support Kavanaugh, Trump's tweets proved just how uninformed he is in regards to the nuanced realities of sexual assault reporting. The fact of the matter is, most sexual assaults go unreported — and even when incidents are reported to the police, charges are usually not filed. 

    According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN),only310 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to the police. There are numerous reasons incidents of sexual assault are not reported including fears of retaliation and not wanting to relive such a traumatic event over and over again during the course of an investigation.

    Yet another reason is the belief that the police would not take any allegations seriously. It's easy to understand how this suspicion of the police come about; for one, according to RAINN, only six perpetrators out of every 1,000 rapes are incarcerated, making many cynical about the legal process.

    According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN),only 310 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to the police.

    Blasey herself referenced this concept to the Washington Post: “Why suffer through the annihilation if it’s not going to matter?” she said.

    An issue related to this is that many victims feel that it is their fault the assault happened, a feeling that many police officers and defense lawyers will exploit. They, and others, feel a sense of doubt about what actually occurred, even though the reality is, only two to eight percent of sexual assault allegations are false, according to Vox

    “There’s something really unique about sexual assault in the way we think about it, which is pretty upside down from the way it actually operates,” Kimberly A. Lonsway, a psychologist and research director of End Violence Against Women International, told the New York Times. “In so many instances when there’s something that is characteristic of assault, it causes us to doubt it.”

    The Senate planned to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation on Sept. 20, but the decision has been delayed until both Blasey and Kavanaugh could testify. Though Blasey declined an invitation to testify on Monday, she has said, through her lawyer, that she was open to testifying later under several conditions including the requirement that Kavanaugh is not in the hearing room when she speaks.


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    A pair of Yale University law professors has reportedly been advising female law students for years to focus on their ‘appearances’ when applying to clerk for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, according to Slate and The Guardian.

    These reports come in light of the sexual assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges he assaulted her in high school. Dr. Ford has agreed to testify next week under fair negotiations, according to The New York Times.

    Professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, both vocal supporters of Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual assault allegations, reportedly informed female law students that it was ‘no accident’ Kavanaugh’s clerks looked like ‘models.’

    Both Chua and Rubenfeld, who are married, encouraged young female law students to look traditionally attractive when interviewing for a clerkship with Kavanaugh. Chua, known for her book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," is regarded at Yale Law School as an essential asset to securing vital clerkships.

    According to Slate, students often took Chua up on her advice—with one student reporting that Chua requested photos of her interview outfit. Another student claimed she was so uncomfortable with the process that she decided not to pursue the Kavanaugh clerkship.

    Chua’s husband Rubenfeld, another Yale law professor, also told female students that Kavanaugh liked clerks with a "certain look."

    Rubenfeld is currently the focus of an internal investigation at Yale Law School regarding accusations of ‘harassment’ and ‘inappropriate conduct’. He has denied the allegations.

    Chua and Rubenfeld continue to support Kavanaugh throughout the investigation. The confirmation vote on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has been delayed as Dr. Ford has agreed to testify in front of the Senate Panel next week, pending FBI involvement.


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    Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown is responding to backlash coming from her reveal, during an interview with Access on the Emmys red carpet, that she and Drake text all the time.

    "Ahh, I love him," Millie said when asked about her unlikely friendship with Drake. "I met him in Australia and he's honestly so fantastic and a great friend, and a great role model."

    "We just texted each other the other day and he was like, 'I miss you so much,' and I was like 'I miss you more,'" she continued. "He's coming to Atlanta and I'm definitely going to go and see him. I'm so excited. [Drake gives me advice] about boys, he helps me. He's great. He's wonderful. I love him."

    Following the shock and distaste from fans and others on social media to the Stranger Things star saying that she receives dating advice from Drake, Millie went on her Instagram Story to share her thoughts. "Why u gotta make a lovey friendship ur headline? You guys are weird… for real," she wrote. "I'm lucky to have people in the business extend their time to help me further my career and offer their wisdom and guidance. I'm very blessed to have amazing people in my life. You don't get to choose that for me. It's nice to have people who understand what I do. Now get back to talking about real problems in this world other than my friendships… jeez."

    The two first met at a Drake concert in Brisbane in November 2017, when Millie went back stage. They later shared a snap on each of their Instagrams. "This guy...", she wrote to her 17 million followers. Drake later also shared a picture of the two of them with the caption,"Hawkins Very Own".


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    Growing up, I remember feeling a sense of happiness and warmth whenever I saw Mister Rogers wearing his cardigan and switching his shoes on the television screen. So it comes as no surprise to me that I'd shed a few tears and get goosebumps after seeing Google's tribute to children's TV icon Mister Rogers on its search page today, celebrating the 51st anniversary of the first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

    The stop-motion animation starts with a recreated introduction to the TV show, featuring Mister Rogers strolling through the neighborhood singing "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" The Google Doodle's YouTube channel, where the video lives, states that the Doodle "aims to be a reminder of the nurturing, caring, and whimsy that made the show feel like a 'television visit' between Mister Rogers and his young viewers."

    According to CNN, while the Doodle honors the filming of the first episode on September 21, 1967, the show did not air nationally on PBS until February 1968.

    The Doodle ends with Rogers teaching one lesson: "You help to make each day a special day by just your being yourself. There's nobody else in the whole world who's exactly like you, and people can like you exactly as you are."

    Try holding back your tears while watching this nostalgic Doodle (I know I can't).


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    Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of rape and sexual assault.

    Sexual assault survivors are taking to Twitter to share the various reasons why they didn't immediately, or ever, report what happened to them with the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport. Celebrities like Lili Reinhart, Ashley Judd, Whitney Cummings, and more were among those who participated. 

    The hashtag began trending on Friday after President Trump questioned why Christine Blasey Ford didn't disclose that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh forced himself on her back when it happened, when the two were in high school. 

    After Trump's tweets, Alyssa Milano responded by sharing her story and inviting others to do the same. 

    Ford told The Washington Postthat she kept quiet about Kavanaugh's alleged assault because she didn't want her parents to find out that she was drinking at the age of 15. 

    Her choice not to reveal what happened to her isn't an usual one for survivors. According to estimates from the federal government, nearly two thirds of rape and sexual assault victims don't report it. 

    Keeli Sorensen, vice president of victim services at RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), told ABC News that there are many reasons that people don't report. 

    "If I am someone who believes there is going to be retaliation, or the person who committed and perpetrated the events against me is well-respected, has a high profile within a community, a community I care about, I am going to see a lot of risk related to reporting, particularly because it will instigate an investigation, and that might be a risk I'm not willing to take," Sorensen said. "So that might be a big part of it."


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    Arizona Democrat David Brill, who's challenging current state representative Paul Gosar, unveiled a series of ads last week that feature none other than six of Gosar's siblings endorsing Brill, and denouncing their brother. 

    One video released Friday features David, Gaston, Grace, Jennifer, Joan and Tim condemning the Republican representative's positions on immigration, the environment, healthcare, and more. At the beginning of the clip, some of the siblings admit that they don't necessarily want to speak out against their brother, but they have to. "I couldn't be quiet any longer, nor should any of us be," Grace Gosar says.

    According to CNN, Rep. Gosar "has a long history of controversial remarks and actions," including his promotion of the conspiracy theory that last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was a leftist plot financed by George Soros.

    The Phoenix New Times reported that another ad features Grace Gosar saying that it's difficult to see her brother "as anything but a racist."

    "We gotta stand up for our good name," David Gosar says in Friday's video. "This is not who we are."

    He told the New Times that he and his siblings are not trying to seek attention. "None of us are doing this for publicity. None of us even want to do it," David Gosar said.

    The ads aren't the first time the Gosar siblings have condemned their brother. After Rep. Gosar's comments about Charlottesville, they published an open letter in the Kingman Daily Minerlambasting him for his "deceit" and "antisemitic dog whistle." Around the same time, David Gosar also told the New Times that his brother is "an embarassment" to the family. 

    Rep. Gosar's campaign has yet to respond to the ad. 


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    Kimberly Thompson, who had once worked as a drummer for Beyoncé, claims the singer is wrapped up in the practices of “extreme witchcraft” and has been using her spells to run surveillance and control her finances. Oh, and she wants a restraining order against the "Single Ladies" singer, too. 

    According to very bizarre court documents obtained by The Blast, Thompson first explains how she used to work for Beyoncé: “I worked for her as her drummer for her band for 7 years.” Along with performing alongside Bey, she has also released several albums with her own record label and has played with The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

    She claims that for reasons currently unknown, Bey has started a campaign of harassment against her, which includes “extreme witchcraft, dark magic” and “magic spells of sexual molestation.” She has also accused the “Lemonade” star of murdering her kitten. 

    Uhhh?

    It’s unclear why Thompson believes Beyoncé is doing all of this, but so far, she's been very adamant in her claims. Thompson even emailed Pitchfork, confirming the accuracy of the documents posted by The Blast. “All accusations... I survived are real,” she wrote.

    According to The Blast, Thompson’s request for a temporary restraining order was denied by a judge, most likely because of the non-sensical rantings about witchcraft. However, there's currently a restraining order hearing scheduled for October 11.


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    It may still be September, but there's already a Halloween costume that's going to be hard to beat: Cameron Tucker's on Modern Family

    Played by Eric Stonestreet, Tucker is apparently dressing up as Meghan Markle. The costume is both timely and hilarious – and not to mention, an extremely good imitation. 

    Instead of mimicking Markle's Royal Wedding look, Tucker opted to recreate the Duchess' outfit from the Trouping the Colour parade in June. The off-the-shoulder skirt suit, hat, and wig are beyond fabulous on the both of them!

    Of course, Stonestreet's on-screen husband, Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), dressed up as Prince Harry. 

    Aside from Phil Dunphy's fly (?) costume — which can be seen next to Tucker's — the rest of the Modern Family cast's costumes are unknown at this point. 

    Season 10 of Modern Family premieres September 26 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. 


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  • 09/22/18--21:08: Links We Love 9.23.18
  • These brands make it easy to support breast cancer awareness. [refinery29]

    The history of the sports bra. [HelloGiggles]

    What it's like to volunteer for a suicide text line. [The Cut]

    Let teenagers sleep late. [The New York Times]

    Homemade gummy bears. [BuzzFeed]

    Conspiracy theories defending Brett Kavanaugh. [Rolling Stone]

    A sheet mask for your vulva. [Teen Vogue]

    What's new in Disney World in 2019. [USA Today]

    Why does autumn have two names? [Slate]

    Testing sustainable straw alternatives. [Spoon University]

     


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    In a new cover story with PorterEdit, Leighton Meester revealed she has mixed feelings about her time on Gossip Girl.

    "I'm not haunted by that time, but it's been interesting and helpful for me to look at it and examine it as an adult and go, 'I don't know if it was the healthiest environment," Meester told the magazine.  

    The actress, most-known for her role as Blair Waldorf on the CW show, started acting at a very young age. She even relocated to L.A. at age 14, and got her high school diploma at 16. Gossip Girl was her big break, but the filming of the show was on a pretty tight schedule. 

    "I would get there at 5 a.m. and leave at 8 p.m.," Meester told PorterEdit. "A lot of days I didn't see the sun."

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    In addition to the stressful schedule, the show turned Meester into an overnight sensation — something the young actress wasn't prepared for. 

    However, Meester told the magazine she wouldn't trade the experience for anything: "It's sort of a time capsule. A lot of the questions that come from it are: 'Do you miss it?''Did you love what you wore?' And I understand that, but—and I say this with nothing but love—it is like saying, 'High school was an amazing time for you. Do you wish you could go back?' And the truth is, it was so special and such a unique, amazing experience, but no, I wouldn't wanna go back to it. I was a kid!"

    Meester will return to TV this fall with ABC's new series Single Parents. We hope she finds this environment to be a lot healthier! 


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    Since Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux ended their two-year marriage in February, Theroux has remained relatively silent about the split. But in a recent interview with The New York Times, the actor finally opened up about what happened, and how he and Aniston are still "best friends." 

    "The good news is that was probably the most—I'm choosing my words really carefully—it was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity," Theroux said. 

    He later added, "Again, neither one of us is dead, neither one of us is looking to throw hatchets at each other. It's more like, it's amicable. It's boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be."

    Naturally, the split was still "heartbreaking,"— but "only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day."

    Theroux continued, "But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we're both very proud of."

    Aniston also recently discussed the breakup. "The misconceptions are 'Jen can't keep a man,' and 'Jen refuses to have a baby because she's selfish and committed to her career.' Or that I'm sad and heartbroken," she said in an interview with InStyle. "First, with all due respect, I'm not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions."

    The former couple initially announced their split with a joint statement: "In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship. Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else's fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another."


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    Ghost Halloween costumes are nothing new — what's more classic than a sheet with two holes cut out? — but thanks to a term that's recently risen in popularity, there's a new costume that combines the horrors of both ghosts and getting ignored. 

    Yes, there's really a "Womens Ghosted Costume," courtesy of Party City. The website's description says it all, really: "If someone's blowing up your phone, ghost them in a Ghosted Costume for women! The costume is a hooded white dress designed to look like a ghost with a series of unanswered texts on the front." 

    ICYMI, "ghosting" is basically ending a relationship by cutting off all communication without any explanation. 

    The costume is $24.99 — a small price to pay for being hashtag relatable. 

    Twitter (as always) had mixed reactions. 


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    Even though some people find themselves shocked that Grey's Anatomy is still making new episodes, for fans, the mere thought of the show ending is upsetting. Ahead of this week's season 15 premiere, Ellen Pompeo spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what to expect, other castmembers, and more — including the dreaded end of the show.

    EW asked Pompeo if she sees herself sticking with the show beyond season 16, which her current contract runs through. "I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell," she said. "It’s about time that I mix it up. I’m definitely looking for a change."

    Pompeo has been the show's star (Meredith Grey) since the first season, which aired in 2005. This means that it'll be hard to continue the show without her. She previously told Us Weekly that any decision she makes regarding Grey's will be made with the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes. 

    But even Rhimes has moved on from Grey's. She ended up handing off her showrunning duties to Executive Producer Krista Vernoff. Rhimes still plans to return to write the final episode, though.

    "I have written the end of the show at least six times," Rhimes told EW. "But we just don’t end. Every time I thought, ‘This is how the show should end,’ we’ve gone past those moments, so I’ve stopped trying. I have no idea now."

    Season 15 of Grey's premieres September 27 on ABC.


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    Name: Athina Wang and Florence Shin

    Website: shopcovry.com

    Twitter Handle: @shopcovry

    Instagram Handle: @shopcovry

    Let's face it: We all want to be the boss b*tches we were born to be, and we're willing to learn how to be the bosses of our own life because, frankly, we could use the insight. Thankfully, Covry founders Athina Wang and Florence Shin have a plethora of business and entrepreneurial knowledge to help us learn how to hone our personal version of professional success. 

    If you aren't familiar with Covry and the company's stylish sun specs, then Athina and Florence might have something to fill that void in your summer lookbook because Covry's designs somehow make the most minimalistic frames seem extra. Beyond crafting Covry's fashionable fits, Athina and Florence talk about the importance of listening to customer feedback, how to ignite a business and learning from business hiccups. 

    Her Campus: What does your current job entail and is there such a thing as a typical day?

    Florence Shin and Athina Wang: When you have your own business and you’re an entrepreneur, no day is the same, ever. Both of us work very collaboratively. So we have a hand in pretty much every department, in product development, design, marketing to sales. So, it’s really common for something to come up and then that project has to take priority for the day, and we just try to plan or do the best that we can. I think that it’s the spontaneity that can come up that really keeps us on our toes. And, that’s what’s exciting about entrepreneurship.

    HC: Absolutely, and having that malleable nature in your line of work kind of leaves you open to more opportunities in a sense.

    F&A: Right, exactly.

    HC: Then, what’s the best part of your job, in your opinion?

    F&A: The best part of our job is definitely hearing from our customers. The customer feedback has been so instrumental in our business, from the products that we make to design details--everything, even with our customer service. We take our customer feedback seriously, and it’s really, really helpful.

    We’ve made designs based off of what our customers have said, and they’ve become bestsellers. It is really awesome to hear what they think because we put so much effort into making this, and it’s really awesome to get such positive feedback and know that our frames have made a change in their life or made someone’s day. You know, things like that. That’s really motivating. That’s what pushes us forward in our business.

    HC: Definitely, and just seeing how far your reach [to your customers] is, that’s amazing. Then, what was your first entry-level job in your field? And how did you get it?

    AW: So for me, my last semester in college, I interned at the fashion organization. And as soon as I graduated, I was on full-time as an account coordinator, then I helped them with the branding and communications, beauty, fashion and retail brands.

    FS: My first job, I interned at this fashion organizations, so they helped startup companies and growing apparel companies, and all ends of the fashion industry. Then, my boss, who was at the fashion organization, she connected me to an apparel production company. That’s where I started my career in the production. I got to travel overseas, and that’s all been really awesome for when we traded our own sunglass line because we manufacture overseas as well.

    HC: That’s amazing. And then, what are some words of wisdom, whether is a quote from someone you know or a fun anecdote, do you find most valuable in your professional life?

    F&A: Well, my boss used to say that fashion was always business, and it wasn’t just designing or making art. So, we already try to keep that at the back of our minds because, at the end of the day, our goal is to create a profitable business so that we can continue making beautiful products. And I mean, we work with a lot of designers, and it’s a common trait for designers to be really proud of their work and their art and to be focused on that. At the end of the day, you have to sell and you have to have a business, so that’s what we always try to keep in mind while we’re working.

    HC: And what’s one mistake or a challenge that you’ve overcome that you’ve learned from along the way?

    F&A: Well, there was a short period of time when we spent a lot of our time and energy and money on traditional advertising outlets. We did that mostly because it was something that we thought we had to do, because it was something that everyone was doing, and that’s what we were taught in business school and things like that. But, the results just didn't’ really meet our goals and expectations.

    So, it forced us to kind of pull back and restrategize and just think of other creative channels to work on. But, I think the biggest thing that we learned from it was to don’t just do something because you think it’s the right thing to do because every business is unique. And something that works for one business might not work for your business. It just overall challenges you to think outside the box versus following the traditional route all the time.

    HC: And I’m sure that helped you rebuild your personal brand, and as you said, you’ve restructured what you were doing with advertising. I think that’s a good piece of advice to learn from, in any industry.

    F&A: Yeah.

    HC: What’s been the most surreal moment of your career so far?

    F&A: We were actually invited to speak at Harvard Business School’s Women’s Conferences in Entrepreneurship. We were on an amazing panel with such awesome women, and they all had very successful businesses. And, it was just such a great opportunity to share our experience in a room full of amazing women and to help them answer any questions they had. It was just fun to talk to other women who are interested in entrepreneurship.

    HC: Definitely, and that’s amazing. Then, what do you look for when you’re considering hiring someone?

    F&A: The biggest thing that we look for is people who are passionate and excited. I think it really shows not just in their personality but in their research. Like, have they researched our brand? Have they researched us? I think it just shows that they really want to be there, and they want to be a part of the team. Then, just overall, having a good attitude.

    HC: Absolutely. I feel like attitude is often underrated in a lot of job seekers.

    F&A: Yes, a great attitude goes a long way.

    HC: And what advice would you give to a 20-something student who might have similar aspirations?

    F&A: A lot of people have a bunch of ideas that they’re really passionate about, but the most important thing is just to get started. You know, it doesn’t really do much to have a bunch of ideas when you don’t actually execute anything. So, we always say whatever you think you want to do, just try it, and you can always start with baby steps. When we started, we started really slow. It was like one day we were like, ‘Oh, let’s get a business license.’ And the next day, it was something else. We didn’t try to go in tackling, ‘Let’s build a business today.’ It was baby steps, and we were able to think and grow because we took small steps. You’re able to actually go through the business and create the business that way. So, we always think it’s important to just get started, no matter what you’re doing.

    HC: This is the last question: What’s the one thing that stood out to you most on a resume?

    F&A: I mean, there are a lot of things, like experience is one of the most important things. If they have relevant experience that they can apply to their position with us, but we also like if they have a lot of experience working in different areas that may not be exactly the most relevant. That shows that they’re adaptable and flexible, and they have a great work ethic if they’ve had a lot of different positions.

    We also really like people who have their own projects or hobbies that they’re really interested in because that tends to show more diversity in their life, as well.


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    Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

    But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

    Everything Happening with Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination

    Public Hearing Confirmed for Sexual Assault Claims Against Kavanaugh

    Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers have confirmed that she will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday in regards to her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. The lawyers made the announcement on Sunday, though they said certain details — like if an outside lawyer will question her, which Ford's lawyers have argued will give the hearing "a prosecutorial tone"— still need to be sorted out, The New York Times reported

    Sen. Hirono Previews Kavanaugh's Hearing

    Hawaii Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono revealed on Sunday what sort of questions she plans to ask Kavanaugh at Thursday's hearing. She's been a staunch critic of the judge — often doubting his credibility — and she told CNN's Jake Tapper that she'll use her position on the Senate Judiciary Committee to question Kavanaugh about his time in high school. "I would be wanting to hear what kind of environment it was in high school," she said. "Apparently, there was a lot of drinking and partying going on."

    Hirono also discussed the possibility of an investigation into the accusations against Kavanaugh, even if he's confirmed to the Supreme Court. "Frankly, I have such concerns about this person getting to the Supreme Court," she said. "But, on the other hand, we know that — I know that Maryland has eliminated the statute of limitations for kidnapping and for sexual assault of a minor. And I think that is still out there. And so there may be an investigation along those lines. So, I think that this is a situation that is not going to go away."

    Kavanaugh Might Be Hurting the GOP

    A new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey showed that Democrats are lading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. According to CNN, Republicans were already worried that the accusations against Kavanaugh would turn away votes from suburban women, and that was before President Trump publicly questioned why Ford didn't come forward back when she was allegedly assaulted. "In swing states with governor's races and districts with House seats up for grabs -- particularly suburban regions where Democrats are counting on strong support from women -- the allegation facing Kavanaugh could be most politically potent, Democrats said," CNN reported.

    Trump Administration Introducing Green Card Restrictions

    Up until Saturday, when Trump administration officials announced the "Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds" rule, immigrants could legally use food assistance, Section 8 housing vouchers, and other public benefits. Now, utilizing these aid programs could put them at risk of being denied green cards. The Department of Homeland Security's website detailed the changes, and how immigration caseworkers will be required to note the use of public benefits as "heavily weighed negative factors" for people applying for green cards (which allow them to remain or become legal citizens in the US on a permanent basis). 

    According to The New York Times, the restrictions "could force millions of poor immigrants who rely on public assistance for food and shelter to make a difficult choice between accepting financial help and seeking a green card to live and work legally in the United States."

    But the Department of Homeland Security said the changes will "ensure that those seeking to enter and remain in the United States either temporarily or permanently can support themselves financially and will not be reliant on public benefits."

    Congress Considering Big Changes to Airplanes

    The House introduced legislation to give airplane passengers bigger seats, more legroom, and more as Congress faces a September 30 deadline to keep Federal Aviation Administration programs running. The proposed regulations are part of a five-year extension of FAA programs, which Democrats and Republicans announced on Saturday. In addition to increasing passenger space, the bill would also prohibit airlines from bumping passengers who have already boarded a plane. 

    USA Today reported that the FAA just recently rejected the idea of imposing minimum standards for airplane seats and legroom in July. However, the new bill has received bipartisan support. Republican Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, even said he expects both the House and Senate to quickly pass the legislation. 

    "Relief could soon be on the way for weary airline passengers facing smaller and smaller seats," Democratic Senator Bill Nelson said. According to USA Today, the room between rows has been rapidly shrinking overtime — going from the typical 34 or 35 inches between rows to now less than 30 inches on some planes. 

    What to look for...

    Fall TV! This week marks the return of a ton of your favorite shows. 


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    If you’ve taken a high school English class, chances are you’ve probably heard of F. Scott Fitzgerald—and you may have even read one of his novels or short stories. Fitzgerald, who rose to prominence at the height of the 1920s Jazz Age, was born on this day, September 24, in 1896 (he would’ve been 122 years old today!). So who was Fitzgerald, exactly?

    Born in St. Paul, MN, Fitzgerald attended Princeton University, where his writing was published by several campus publications—however, his grades suffered, and he soon dropped out to join the army. He was stationed in Alabama, where he met Zelda Sayre, the other half of what was perhaps the most tumultuous couple of the early 20th century. After the war ended, he returned to writing, but also struggled with alcoholism. He died of a heart attack at only 44 years old.

    During his lifetime, Fitzgerald’s work only achieved modest success; it was after his death that people began to regard his work, especially The Great Gatsby, as quintessential American novels. His works were a look into the “Roaring Twenties” and a voice for the Lost Generation—he criticized the excess and drama of the 1920s, which had had a big impact on his marriage and life. He is widely considered one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century.

    To celebrate Fitzgerald’s birthday, here are the books you should be reading.

    1. This Side of Paradise (1920)

    This Side of Paradise is Fitzgerald’s first published novel, and a rewriting of his earlier work The Romantic Egotist, which had failed to reach publication. The influences of Fitzgerald’s own life on this novel are clear: its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is a Princeton student from the Midwest and a talented writer. He even falls in love with a character many say is based on Zelda. The success of This Side of Paradise persuaded Zelda to marry Fitzgerald, and also began his life as a “celebrity.”

    2. The Beautiful and Damned (1922)

    Fitzgerald’s second novel also drew considerable inspiration from his own life and marriage to Zelda—in fact, this one is notable because Zelda famously wrote that Fitzgerald had copied writing from her diary and that he believed “plagiarism begins at home.” While the originality of Fitzgerald’s work is still debated, The Beautiful and Damned follows the relationship between a socialite and his wife, which includes commentary on the Lost Generation’s focus on the past. The protagonist, Anthony Patch, also mirrors Fitzgerald, serving in the army and later dealing with alcoholism and a partying lifestyle.

    3. The Great Gatsby (1925)

    How could we leave out The Great Gatsby? Though it did not receive much attention until after Fitzgerald’s death, this novel is commonly regarded as his best work—and maybe even the best work of American literature, period. Narrated by a young man named Nick Carraway, the novel focuses on Nick’s neighbor Jay Gatsby, who embodies the American dream, yet is still miserable. Take a closer look at this novel and you’ll realize the irony of all those Gatsby-themed parties—Fitzgerald heavily criticizes the hedonism of his characters and their obsession with wealth and pleasure.

    4. Tender is the Night (1934)

    As Fitzgerald’s last completed novel, which was written while Fitzgerald was struggling financially and dealing with his alcoholism, Tender is the Night deals with darker themes, but is also regarded as one of his best works. The ethics are murky with this one; the novel centers on the marriage between Dick and Nicole, a psychiatrist and his patient. The book includes heavy subjects like affair, murder and alcoholism (sensing a theme yet?), and Dick is a bleak reflection of Fitzgerald’s own unhappiness.

    Fitzgerald’s novels are all rather pessimistic, but they do say a lot about American culture, greed and selfishness during the 1920s. His contribution to American literature cannot be understated. Happy birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald!


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    Today, people around the country that wish to support Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers and victims and survivors of sexual assault everywhere, walked out of their office, home or wherever they were at 1p.m. in solidarity.

    Time’s Up, the legal defense fund for women that have faced sexual harassment, posted a Facebook event page titled “National Walk Out: Support Dr. Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.” As of press time, the event had 19,000 people going and 25,000 interested. This event called for the national support of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez in the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as Cosmo notes.

    The event encouraged participants to wear black and post to their social accounts with hashtag #BelieveSurvivors. The walkout lasted from 1 p.m EST until 2 pm EST. If you participated or were interested in walking out, check out these other people that shared their messages of solidarity and support: 

    This walk-out serves as yet another moment for real conversations about the realities of sexual assault and rape culture in the United States (and all over the world.) 

    This event also came after President Donald Trump tweeted out a defense of Kavanaugh, naming Blasey Ford and wholly misrepresenting the facts about why victims and survivors don't always come forward about their experiences or press charges — which led to another devastating hashtag campaign #WhyIDidntReport, where survivors and victims of assault shared the reasons they didn't report their assaults. 

    Again: According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), only 310 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to the police and about six perpetrators out of every 1,000 assaults actually serve jail time. So statistically there's a whole mess of intersecting reasons that make reporting a sexual assault more complicated and difficult than another kind of crime. So it's absolutely important that we make sure victims and survivors are heard and believed during this large-scale national conversation and beyond. 

    Did you participate in a walk-out on your campus? Want to tell us all about your experience? Email Sources@hercampus.com and let us know how you're feeling. 


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    We always love a good nostalgic, 90’s themed style piece, and Fossil is upping the game with their new mood watch collection in collaboration with our celeb crush KJ Apa plus the beautiful Mandy Moore. Remember the days when bracelets, necklaces, and rings changed color depending on your mood? Fossil innovates that trend by merging it into their signature watch style. The VP of Fossil said in a statement that the watch captures six moods and has six colors: black for anxious or excitable, blue-green for relaxed and calm, dark blue for happy and love, green for sensitive, amber green for troubled or uneasy, and amber for when you are feeling nervous or tense.

    Fossil’s newest watch, complete with their signature color-changing dial, is set on a simple case and classic leather band so the face of the watch can shine. We’re all about celebrating authenticity, and Fossil is bringing that to life with this campaign. Collabing with Mandy Moore — one of the stars of the most heartfelt show on television — promotes being genuine and real, even when on screen. Like Moore’s work on-screen, Fossil’s new line is unique, emotional, and limited edition. This watch is a collector’s item and only 854 of these watches will be produced.

    Of course we all know and love the CW’s “Riverdale” star KJ Apa, and he’s a perfect fit for the campaign. His character on the show, Archie Andrews, is an all-American boy in a town that feels nostalgic, and he strives to do the right thing, be creative, and embrace all sides of himself from musician to football star, and from loyal friend to defender of justice. His fun-loving demeanor and down-to-earth personality are things we all love about him, and part of why he’s always going to be our celeb crush.

    If you love KJ Apa like we do, check out Fossil’s newest watch which is retailing for $115! Available in both a men's and women's version, everyone can achieve style icon status just like our two favorite celebs highlighted in this campaign. Embrace expressing yourself and accepting your authentic, real emotions as they come, and be bold in your choices! Wear your heart on your sleeve (or your stylish watch) just like Mandy Moore and KJ Apa.