Secrets You Never Knew About Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time

Spears experienced a minor tabloid scandal after the release of the music video for the album’s fifth and final single, “From the Bottom of My Broken Heart,” when it was revealed that its director Gregory Dark had previously worked on adult films. “It’s time to admit that the new teen pop isn’t heavily coded XXX … Read more

The Truth About Those Slaps: 15 Secrets From Monster-In-Law

1. A Prolific Period of Self-Discovery When she got the Monster-in-Law script, Jane Fonda hadn’t been in a movie in 15 years. Her most recent film was 1990’s Stanley & Iris, after which she married media mogul and CNN founder Ted Turner and promptly retired from acting. In a 2013 CNN interview, Fonda remembered Turner telling her … Read more

House of Gucci’s Beauty Secrets From the Hair & Makeup Team

On one particular day, when Lady Gaga spun her makeup chair around, she caught a glimpse in the mirror. It had been two, maybe three hours, and she looked intentionally tired. It wasn’t just her lips, thinned out with concealer, or the wrinkles drawn on with precision. Earlier, a prosthetic nose had also been applied; … Read more

The Secrets of Beethoven’s Fifth, the World’s Most Famous Symphony

Revered by music lovers of temperaments as varied as Peanuts’ Schroeder and A Clockwork Orange’s Alex, Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most celebrated composers in the Western classical music canon. Symphony No. 5 in C minor is surely one of his most recognized, and frequently performed works, thanks in large part to its dramatic opening motif — dun-dun-dun-DAH! Music educator Hanako … Read more

We’ll Have 30 When Harry Met Sally Secrets—& What She’s Having

19. The idea for the infamous orgasm scene, where Sally proves to a disbelieving Harry that women can fake sexual pleasure, came from an unlikely source: Ryan. Initially, the scene was just supposed to be a conversation, but during a read-through, Ryan said, “Well, why don’t I just do it?” Crystal then suggested it should … Read more

Cinema Secrets Professional Makeup Brush Cleaner Review

Cleaning your makeup brushes can be a tedious and time-consuming activity. Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner claims to clean and dry makeup brushes quickly and efficiently. The product has over 1,300 five-star reviews on Amazon, so we put it to the test. I love experimenting with makeup, but I honestly don’t wear it very often. … Read more

Cheap Thrills, Button-Downs, and More: Style Secrets From Instagram Archivist and New York Designer Jenn Park

I feel like there’s a certain kind of femininity and sensuality that I’m attracted to when I’m putting clothes together, but there’s also a need to balance it and to break it up a little bit. It’s very intuitive. I try things on and wait until it “clicks”—when it feels like every part of the … Read more

Dakota Johnson’s Stylist Kate Young Reveals Her Fashion Secrets

Dakota Johnson’s style toes the line between girl-next-door and off-kilter glamour. She is simultaneously approachable and ethereal; her clothes effortless, but thoughtful – arguably a harder balance to execute than the all-out fabulous mode favoured by many celebrities. Johnson’s secret? Her stylist, Kate Young. Hollywood’s leading red-carpet dresser – who is also behind the wardrobes … Read more