Does ‘Hustlers’ Deserve An Oscar? | Betches

Now, before you all come for me… Is Hustlers an amazing film? Yes. I mean, I’m a gay man who’s obsessed with Cardi B, Lizzo, and J.Lo, so Hustlers could literally be a piece of sh*t spread on toast and I would still convince everyone I know to see it. Fortunately, it’s not sh*t spread on toast, but delicious avocado toast topped with perfectly ripened heirloom tomatoes, a gloriously poached egg, and a beautiful sriracha drizzle—but does avocado toast deserve an Oscar? I mean, does Hustlers deserve an Oscar? The reviews have been excellent, with rogerebert.com saying it’s J.Lo’s best work since 1997’s Selena. The tripling its budget in only 10 days, which is like…a really good ROI. (That means Return On Investment, which …

Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott Reportedly Broke Up | Betches

Well, kids, I guess all good things must come to an end. And by “good things” I’m referring to “celebrity relationships”, because TMZ is reporting that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott broke up. Now, personally, I don’t want to believe it (I like them as a couple, sue me), but TMZ is often not wrong about these sorts of things. So until I get some kind of official confirmation (Instagram post), I’m going to treat this as the truth. Sources told TMZ that Kylie and Travis haven’t been seen publicly together since his premiere for his Netflix documentary, Look Mom, I Can Fly on August 27. They recall that Kylie hasn’t posted about Travis since September 10, and Travis wasn’t at Travis had cheated on Kylie. We …

What Your First College Party Will Actually Be Like | Betches

Euphoria style lighting and decor, but allow me to set the record straight. This will tell you what’s true, what’s overhyped, and what’s just flat-out not gonna happen so you don’t get your precious party dreams crushed.  The pregame will be a fun and exciting way to meet new people. You’ll play drinking games, listen to some good music, and take a few too many shots with the girl you just met who is now your new bestie. You’ll have incredible conversations about what you’re excited about in college and exchange numbers with all the new people you just like, click with. Reality: TikTok dances, and the punch you paid $10 for tastes like it has maybe one shot in the entire …

Why Are All The ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ People In Paris Right Now? | Betches

insomnia does that all on its own!) And while I can’t answer why seemingly everyone on your feed is traveling to the same five Mediterranean cities this year, I can tell you why all the Bachelor in Paradise people are in Paris right now. Karl Lagerfeld, I’m just saying that it’s an added appeal factor. So now let’s get into who from BiP is in Paris and why the heck they are there. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hannah Godwin (@hannahg11) on Caelynn Woke up in Paris with @amaryllis_apparel✨ #amaryllisabroad #myamaryllis Sep 23, 2019 at 6:12pm PDT I first noticed Caelynn was also in Paris when she posted an Instagram of herself with the Eiffel Tower in the background (are these …

This New ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Is Already Getting Put On Blast | Betches

What’s worse than having ex-in-laws that you can’t stand? Having ex-in-laws that drag you to f*cking filth on Instagram when it’s announced that you’re going to be on national TV! That’s the case for one of Peter’s new Bachelor hopefuls, Jade Gilliland. Or, as you may know her, Jade M., since her married name is Jade McCrary. Yikes. Apparently Jade was married up until four months ago, when she and her husband divorced, which apparently was not amicable. I say that the divorce must not have been amicable because Jade’s ex-husband’s sister dragged her on Instagram. According to screen grabs of her Insta stories, originally obtained by Reality Steve, the slighted sister-in-law dropped a few nuggets of information that honestly… …

Khlo Kardashian’s ‘Revenge Body’ Trainer’s 5 Moves For Toned Abs & Glutes | Betches

If you are feeling a little meh and want to change that, getting in shape is a good way to start. To quote the great Elle Woods, “exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy…” The rest isn’t really relevant to my point, so I’ll just stop there. So if any of this sounds appealing to you, you’ll love what’s to come!  Trainer to the stars Autumn Calabrese—you probably know her from Khloé Kardashian’s —created a special ab and glute workout just for Betches readers! What’s more, Khloé’s revenge-seekers aren’t the only people Calabrese has whipped into shape. She used to be Kendall Jenner’s personal trainer, too. Tbh, this workout is not for the meek. It’s hard af, but so …

We Found Proof One Of The ‘Bachelor’ Contestants Is Only There For Fame | Betches

During a deep dive into the new Bachelor contestants, most of whom have deactivated their social media accounts/online presence in general, one white-toothed, fake-lashed, soon-to-be fit tea dealer stood high above the rest, and proved my theory that the first generation of people who spent their lives aspiring to be on The Bachelor have arrived. Enter: Mykenna Dorn, from Langely, British Columbia. At a mere 22 years old, Mykenna has, in theory, been watching The Bachelor franchise since she only five years old, and very clearly has been hoping for a long time to be a member of Bachelor Nation. A simple Google search of her first name and hometown brought me to a lackluster LinkedIn profile with no photos, no …

This Bride Bought All Her Bridal Dresses From A Resale Site | Betches

Call me cliché, but after my now-husband proposed, we almost immediately knew how and where we wanted to exchange our vows: an intimate beach ceremony in Hawaii. Just like many other young couples, we also quickly realized that a dream destination wedding can come with a nightmare price tag, so we wanted to figure out ways to cut other costs, particularly with our bridal fashion.  $1,631alohaThis is where comes in. I had been using the app for nearly two years when my wedding rolled around, and had ample success buying and selling clothes and accessories on the app as a side hustle, so it was really a no-brainer to browse the platform for bridal looks. I started sifting through their …

Does Yoga Actually Count As A Workout? | Betches

If you’re like me, going to the gym is as rare as a monogamous Kardashian couple: it just doesn’t happen. The main reason I don’t go to the gym, though (aside from being a lazy piece of sh*t), is that I’m terribly embarrassed by my lack of athletic ability. Three minutes on a treadmill and I’m heaving over the garbage can. And don’t even try me with weights. I’d be lucky to get five pounds off the ground. And SoulCycle? I nearly crapped my pants doing that. Never again. But, admittedly, I do need some form of physical movement in my life. It’s pretty upsetting that I can’t go up a flight of stairs without feeling faint. I am told …

The 9 Realest Female Celebs To Follow On Instagram | Betches

In this world of Photoshop, Facetune, scary stilt legs, and eyes that take up half of the face, Instagram is a scary place to be. We thought it was bad when women were all expected to be a size zero, but now, you’re not even allowed to have essential organs to be beautiful. Celebrities and influencers get to take the guilt for the ridiculous social media standard we’ve come to—they determine what we look up to and should look like. They suck at their huge responsibility. However, there are a few celebs that I follow that consistently show they are real people, not cyborgs. In fact, I actually had trouble limiting this list down, which was a nice surprise. This …

Influencers Are Ruining Gratitude | Betches

It’s crazy to think that just 10 years ago, Instagram wasn’t a thing, and most of us had never heard of influencers or fashion bloggers. In a few short years, we’ve seen the rise of an entire culture of elaborate brand trips, sponsored content, and millions of outfit posts that essentially all look the same. Everyone seems to be on vacation year-round, and it’s all in the name of content. But while fashion bloggers increasingly schedule their entire lives around their Instagram feed, constantly chasing more followers, more likes, and more brand deals, there’s another trend in the community that seems directly at odds with this greed for clout: constantly saying how grateful you are. Of course, if your life …

Kelly Dodd Is Saving ‘The Real Housewives Of Orange County’ | Betches

The Real Housewives of Orange Countybut only when provokedWe first met Kelly when we were coming out of a season that was filled with cancer scams and victim mentalities. And in my opinion,   had become stale. There wasn’t a stable cast, Vicki was still the queen bee, and Tamra—who was always the one we could trust to stir sh*t up—became a born-again Christian. became something I put on in the background while I sat on my phone and played Candy Crush. But when Kelly Dodd came in with her bold red lip (it is a MAC lipstick called Lady Danger, for those wondering) and dirty dad jokes, I knew we had something good.  kind of RHOCKelly Dodd joined the …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: Where Is Margot Robbie’s Leg? | Betches

Often times my Photoshop Fails are everyday pics from celebrities/models/random thirst traps. They take a photo in a tropical location, edit it in Facetune or Spring or a slew of similar apps, then post it on their Instagram without much thought to things like whether the lines behind them match up or whether they completely warped some innocent bystander’s neck in the background. That stuff is pretty common because these people are not professional photo editors and don’t know what the f*ck they’re doing. That’s not to say it’s okay, but at least I understand how they messed up so bad. But when the pros f*ck it up, it’s another story. It’s like, someone thought you were good enough at …

4 Brands We’re Applauding For Not Retouching Their Ads | Betches

I absolutely stan brands that are proud to show their clothes, makeup, accessories, etc. on models who look like real people. Beyond just showing size diversity, I love a brand that chooses to not erase stuff like scars, freckles, cellulite and a bunch of other sh*t photo editors consider unsightly in a picture. Clap once if you’re more down to buy something if it’s shown on a model who looks like you…but, like, really pretty because they’re still models. Since major beauty and fashion brands don’t do this often enough, I want to commend a few who don’t retouch their models to the point where they are unrecognizable. Fenty View this post on Instagram This list is in no particular …

Is ‘Diversity’ Enough? The Problem With Tokenism In Influencer Marketing | Betches

Shanna is a Richmond, VA based blogger, TV style expert and freelance PR coordinator for Sarah Olivia Marketing. Follow her on Instagram @meeandminnie where she sometimes post outfits but mostly post IG stories of her cat.  @evereveoffical@shopthemint,@vicidollsA 2018 article written by Cherry Wilson explores tokenism in fashion over the past year, with the explosion of black women gracing the covers of coveted September issues. It poses the question, “Black women on mags: A step forward or tokenism?”  The question is never really answered, since the practice of tokenism is something that can be very much in the eye of the beholder. DC-based style blogger says she doesn’t think all brands do it, but admits, “I do believe many brands, in …

WTFunds: How I Furnished My First Apartment For Less Than $500 | Betches

Welcome to WTFunds, where we do what nobody else does and… actually talk about money. Ever scrolled through your Instagram feed, wondering how your friends are affording their lifestyles when they’re making the same amount of money as you and you can barely rub two dimes together? Read on, because we’ll be talking to real people to break down how much things cost, and how they’re paying for it. Back in 2017, I wanted to become an adult, so I moved into a one-bedroom apartment on Long Island (yes, on Long Island) conveniently located five minutes away from my cats and across from where I went to high school. The Basics After three years (literally three whole years) of actively stalking Craigslist …