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Jessica Simpson Goes Completely Makeup & Filter-Free For Stunning Morning Photos

Jessica Simpson had a ‘sunny kinda mornin” on May 6, and took to her Instagram to share a beautiful makeup-free selfie! See the star’s gorgeous photo.

Jessica Simpson has been absolutely glowing these days, and on May 6, she brightened her Instagram followers’ mornings with a stunning, makeup-free and filter-free selfie! In the snap, the mother-of-three, 40, smiled brightly for the camera and showed off her absolutely stunning, sparkling eyes. Jessica’s hair was worn down, and it hardly look styled whatsoever.

The Open Book author looked so happy and fresh and fans were all about the beautiful pic. “Sunny kinda mornin’,” Jessica caption the photo. But that wasn’t the only photo she shared from the early morning hours! Jessica also took to her Instagram Story, where she posted another sweet selfie!

In the second pic, which you can see above, Jessica was able to catch a bright ray of the morning sunshine. The star was absolutely glowing and she couldn’t have looked better! The gray hoodie that she was wearing was pulled up over her head, and her golden locks framed her face beautifully, with a few wisps just cover part of her happy expression. “Rise and shine,” she captioned the photo.

Jessica Simpson at the ‘Open Book’ photocall at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville on February 12, 2020 [Cindy Barrymore/Shutterstock].

Jessica really has been feeling herself, lately. The beloved singer and actress has been enjoying some downtime with her family and celebrating her children’s birthdays! Jessica and her husband Eric Johnson share nine-year-old daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson, seven-year-old son Ace Knute Johnson, and two-year-old baby girl Birdie Mae Johnson. Along with having a blast with her kiddos, Jessica has also opened up about some healthy changes she’s made to her life.

“I threw it out,” Jessica said during her April 29 appearance on Today, referencing her scale. For years, Jessica was scrutinized for her weight. But as time has passed, the star has wholly come into her own and reclaimed her agency. “I just want to feel good and be able to zip my pants up. If I don’t, I have another size. I have every size.” Fans love seeing Jessica live her best life, and we cannot wait to see what’s in store for her in the future!

Author: Julia Teti
This post originally appeared on Hollywood Life

Susanna Reid rages in Good Morning Britain 'sexist' marriage row

The question of whether marriage was a ‘sexist’ and outdated institution was debated on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today after a move to modernise the tradition with the introduction of mother’s names on marriage certificates.

In England and Wales, both sets of parents now will be named in the marriage certificates of their children – formerly it was only the fathers who were named.

GMB today posed the question to invited guests to debate whether the whole institution of mixed sex marriages involving the woman wearing a white dress and being handed over from one man to another – needs to change.

And regular presenter Susanna Reid revealed it was her “personal choice” not to marry, adding: “I’ve never married and I’d like to say to the children that you’re not illegitimate, or whatever convention says.”

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Feminist actress and presenter Jeni Barnett said marriage is an old-fashioned concept

“It is a sign of love and devotion and all that romantic stuff, but the romance finishes after two years.

“What us feminists are saying is it’s ok to get married and have this wonderful romantic gesture, but you have to remain who you are, and you are not a chattel.”

The actress said she couldn’t wear a ring for the first six months of her marriage and she didn’t take her husband’s name as she didn’t want to be ‘owned’ by him.

Debbie McGee revealed as a contestant for Strictly Come Dancing 2017
Debbie McGee

“After 33 years of marriage we get on with our own lives and marriage is ok but I wouldn’t care if I hadn’t done it at all.”

Entertainer Debbie McGee, wife of the late magician Paul Daniels, however argued that marriage isn’t out-dated or sexist.

“It’s your choice these days. It’s nothing to do with a man saying ‘this is my woman’ and so much has already changed and I think it’s great. We are changing and evolving and that’s good.

“It should just be about saying ‘this is the one I love over anyone else’ and I don’t think it should be about what other people are thinking. It’s between two people.”

Many viewers agreed with Jeni, with one tweeting afterwards: “Never lose sight that are also ‘you’ and don’t let your other half dictate.

“Yes, compromise, and listen to each other, but never be a prisoner, you have the right to your own life too.”

One traditionalist posted: “My dad waked me down the aisle and was so proud. I loved it. I took my husband’s name and love that too. Tradition is not a bad thing.”

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'I can finally see clearly' Holly Willoughby announces new move after This Morning absence

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“Now, I’m finally at a point in my life where I can see a little more clearly and I want to share my truths in the hope that maybe they’ll help you too.

“This book is my celebration of how inner and outer beauty can work together in perfect harmony.

“I hope this book will start conversations, whether they’re about how to find your signature lipstick, reclaim your sexuality, or treat yourself more kindly – and, ultimately, what it means to feel beautiful, confident, complete.” (sic).

The This Morning host went on to add how excited fans would be able to get their hands on a signed copy of the book.

 

Power outages hit more than 2,000 homes in Caldwell County Saturday morning

Author: Harley Tamplin
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

UPDATE: Power was restored at about 1 p.m.

LOCKHART, Texas (KXAN) — Electricians in Caldwell County are working to restore power to more than 2,000 homes affected by outages on Saturday morning.

Much of the Lockhart area has been without power since about 10 a.m.

Bluebonnet Electric says it has assigned crews to work on a fix, and power is expected to be restored shortly after 1 p.m.

The company said that 10.7% of its customers in Caldwell County are affected by the outages, but the cause of the problem is unknown at this stage.

You can check the status of the outages here.

Viewers furious as people taking driving tests 'laughed at' on This Morning

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This post originally appeared on Hull Live – Celebs & TV

This Morning viewers were up in arms this morning after journalist Alice Beer said it was ‘flipping hilarious’ watching learner drivers being examined, as she stood outside a test centre.

Driving tests have been suspended throughout the UK since early January, but have restarted again today (April 22) in England and Wales.

Learners are under extra pressure to pass, as a backlog means it could be several months before they get another chance.

More than 450,000 tests have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) figures.

On today’s episode of This Morning, broadcaster Alice Beer headed down to a test centre in Essex to witness the first driving tests take place in months.

Viewers blasted Alice's jokes about the drivers on their test
Viewers blasted Alice’s jokes about the drivers on their test

“Can I tell you though, if you ever want a morning’s entertainment, forget Netflix, pull up a chair and park it outside a driving test centre,” she said as she stood opposite the main gate to the site.

“Because we’ve had it all this morning – we’ve had the kangarooing, we’ve had somebody nearly clip the gates as they came out on their test.

“We’ve had braking, honestly I can’t tell you, it’s been a white-knuckle ride just watching it, but it is flipping hilarious.

“It’s really good value for money.”

Host Philip Schofield then commented on a learner’s driving as they pulled out of the test site in the background.

“Nice indicating going on behind you there – that’s what you’ve got to remember, don’t forget your indication – well done,” he said.

“So many of them are not indicating, it’s ridiculous,” Alice added.

The team were aware of how much was riding on the learners passing their test, with Philip adding if they failed it could take ‘17 weeks’ before they’d be able to re-sit due to the backlog.

“As if they’re not nervous enough, here we are putting them on national television,” host Rochelle Humes quipped.

Many viewers were seemingly unhappy with the segment, and took to social media to vent their anger.

“Alice laughing at these people trying to learn how to drive.. how hilarious. I wish I could have watched you get your test @_alicebeer to laugh at you!,” one person said on Twitter.

Driving tests restart today

“As if taking your driving test wasn’t bad enough without having Alice Beer and telly cameras standing right in the way as you pull out of the centre,” added a second.

A third commented: “Taking your driving test is bad enough. Imagine turning up and Alice Beer is there.”

While a fourth tweeted: “As if taking a driving test wasn’t stressful enough, having Alice Beer and the tv cameras outside filming you is going to freak them out!”

“Nice to see you are mocking them. Like they ain’t nervous already that you are laughing at them. It isn’t a laughing matter at all,” a fifth person wrote.

The DVSA has said it is offering an additional 2,500 car tests per month by utilising weekends and bank holidays.

Up to 300 new examiners are also being recruited to help reduce the backlog.

The most common reasons for failing include not looking properly at a junction (22%), not using mirrors correctly when changing lane or direction (17%), and not moving off safely (8%).

Host Philip Schofield did eventually wish the learner drivers good luck, saying: “Good luck to everyone who is taking a test today.

“it’s nerve-wracking at the best of times. I passed mine first time though!”

This Morning is broadcast every weekday morning from 10am, and can be watched on catch-up on the ITV Hub.

Good Morning Britain viewers turning off over 'annoying' host Adil Ray

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This post originally appeared on Hull Live – Celebs & TV

Many viewers of Good Morning Britain viewers pressed the off button when they realised that Adil Ray had joined Susanna Reid to present today’s show on ITV.

The programme has had a number of stand-in hosts after Piers Morgan resigned after a live dispute on the show, which has not yet announced a permanent replacement, reports Cornwall Live.

Recently, Adil Ray has been taking the hotspot with Susanna; however, it appears not too many people are keen with viewers today announcing they were turning over the show after seeing he was on.

One person on Twitter said: “Ugh Adil Ray on #gmb Turning off. Annoying biased rubbish presenter…. oh and a Villa Fan”. Someone else said: “Adil Ray again, No thanks.”

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Adil Ray presenting with Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain
Adil Ray presenting with Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain

It seems one person wasn’t happy with either presenter saying: “My god is this the best GMB can do Susanna Reid the most boring presenter on TV who is now going to interview her.

“And no doubt will be all joy and happiness and Adil Ray who appears to have taken the seat vacated by Piers Morgan. Sadly time to turn over again. Please replace”.

In agreement, Jenny Sunshine said that Adil is “especially woeful”.

Although it’s not yet been decided who will be Piers Morgan’s permanent replacement, after Rob Rinder’s appearance on the show yesterday, viewers were calling for him to join his friend Susanna on the panel.

One person said: “Could Judge Rinder be a new #GMB presenter?”

Another said: “”Every time Rob Rinder speaks, he goes up in my estimation. Eloquently talking about housing on #GMB”

Manor Police employee killed in south Austin crash early Saturday morning

Manor Police employee killed in south Austin crash
Hunter Hartman (Courtesy of Manor Police Department)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Manor Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own Saturday morning, following a deadly crash in south Austin.

MPD reports Hunter Hartman, 27, was killed in the crash that happened near the intersection of 290 and El Rey Boulevard. That’s near Ascension Seton Southwest Hospital.

Hartman worked as a victim services specialist and recently graduated from Baylor University with a master’s degree in social work, MPD says.

In a Facebook post Saturday morning, MPD wrote:

“Hunter was dedicated to a life of service particularly to victims of crime and those experiencing mental health crisis. Hunter served beside our Officers in providing compassionate and caring assistance to our community. Hunter will be missed and the void left behind will be felt in our hearts for years to come.”

Manor Police Department

Chief of Police Ryan Phipps told KXAN that the team is “heartbroken” and “working through the loss.” He said the department’s psychologist would be available to all employees.

Hartman was pronounced dead at the scene and the other person involved was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

All lanes of U.S. Highway 290 were reopened Saturday morning after a deadly crash just before midnight in south Austin. DPS is now investigating what led up to the crash.

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‘The Morning Show’ Season 2: Release Date, Cast & More Of The Latest Updates

‘The Morning Show’ season 2 is on the horizon. The highly-anticipated second season is currently in the works. Here’s what we know so far about the cast, release date, plot, and more.

The Morning Show was one of Apple TV+’s big hits when the streaming service launched in November 2019. The series brought Jennifer Aniston back to TV, and she teamed up with Reese Witherspoon again and a terrific ensemble to form one of the most powerful casts on television. The show earned 8 Emmy nominations, with Billy Crudup winning for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. A second season was quickly granted a week after The Morning Show’s premiere.

It’s been nearly 2 years since The Morning Show premiered, but season 2 is on the way. After COVID-19 delays, the show is gearing up for a hopeful 2021 launch. From who’s coming back to new cast members to what season 2 will be about, these are the latest updates about The Morning Show season 2.

The Morning Show
The cast of ‘The Morning Show.’ (Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock)

Release Date

While Apple TV+ hasn’t announced an official release date yet for The Morning Show season 2, the new season will likely premiere in 2021. The cast has been filming the second season since October 2020. Showrunner Kerry Ehrin told Variety in 2019 that they were planning to film the show in the summer of 2020 of “be on next November.” However, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production for months so a 2020 release date was no longer possible.

Filming

Production on season 2 halted on March 12, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reese Witherspoon told Regina King in Variety’s Actors on Actors series that The Morning Show season 2 had been in production for “four weeks” before getting shut down. Filming resumed in October 2020. Reese tweeted about the news, “And We are Bacccckkkkk!” In December 2020, Reese posted a video from The Morning Show set and wrote, “Guess who’s back!!!!”

Jennifer Aniston also shared a photo during production in January 2021. “Aaand, we’re back…” she captioned photos of herself with her hairstylist Chris McMillan. The SAG Award-winning actress was still filming in February 2021 when she posted an Instagram video from the set as she made her morning coffee.

New & Returning Cast

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are both back as Alex Levy and Bradley Jackson. Fellow season 1 cast members Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, and Desean Terry are also returning for season 2. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is not coming back since her character died in the first season.

Steve Carell
Steve Carell plays Mitch Kessler. (Gregory Pace/Shutterstock)

Steve Carell is expected to return as Mitch Kessler. He had originally signed a one-year deal, but The Morning Show producers “wanted him back and had indicated that they were pursuing a new deal with the actor,” according to Deadline.

The Morning Show season 2 will welcome a number of new cast members. Hasan Minhaj, who hosted the Netflix series The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, has joined the cast. He will play Eric, a “charismatic, rising star who joins The Morning Show team,” according to Deadline. Hasan posted about his exciting new gig on his Instagram page in November 2020. “A new chapter. Can’t wait for y’all to see the new season of @themorningshow!” he wrote. This marks Hasan’s first acting role in a drama series.

Julianna Marguiles
Julianna Marguiles is a new season 2 cast member. (Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock)

Julianna Marguiles, best known for her roles on The Good Wife and ER, is a season 2 cast member, Variety reports. She’ll play Laura Peterson, an anchor at UBA News. Greta Lee and Ruairi O’Connor have also joined the cast as series regulars. Greta will play Stella Bak, an “ambitious leader of an online media company that caters to a millennial and Gen Z audience,” according to Deadline. Ruairi, who recently starred as King Henry VIII on The Spanish Princess, will play Ty Fitzgerald, a “charismatic and savvy YouTube star.”

What Will Season 2 Be About?

The first season of The Morning Show ended with a number of bombshells in the wake of Hannah’s tragic death. Chip lost his job and revealed he was the one who leaked the story about Mitch to The New York Times. Alex put her foot down once and for all decided to speak out — while live on the air. Alex and Bradley told the world about the toxic workplace culture and sexual misconduct that’s gone on at UBA.

Following the season finale, showrunner Kerry Ehrin told The Hollywood Reporter that season 2 would be “a lot about transition. And still, at the same time, a lot of the same sh*t goes on! You set new rules, but then it falls back. This is true in the real world. Where it becomes: are we paying lip service to women’s rights? So it’s really just examining the transition period more but with the same themes of: What is real? And people having this desire to have control over their own lives, which they perceive as being through power.”

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon will be back for season 2. (David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Reese teased a “new world order” in season 2 back in 2020. “I feel like at the end of this 10 episodes, there’s a whole new world order. It’s chaos,” she said in January 2020 at the TCA press tour. “No one knows who is in charge and what leadership means at this point. I think that’s what we’re exploring in the culture right now as it goes topsy turvy, what is the new normal? I’m excited that we’ve got a lot more to explore.”

Season 2 will also include the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Duplass revealed that the writers were “rewriting” some of season 2 after production was shut down. “We shot two episodes before we shut down due to the pandemic, but I know that they’re also rewriting, which is crazy because that’s what happened in the first season,” he told Deadline. “They had a whole set of scripts [then] and they rewrote everything to include the #MeToo movement, and now we’ve got other, larger, global phenomenon to deal with. I don’t know what they’re doing but I know they’re rewriting.”

The Morning Show director Mimi Leder noted that the second season of the Apple TV+ series will mirror what the real-life morning shows experienced during the pandemic. “We’re a morning show that deals with the ills of the world, racism, injustice, and all that morning show light stuff. And then you incorporate COVID, just like the morning shows did,” she told Gold Derby in August 2020.

How To Watch ‘The Morning Show’

The first season of The Morning Show is currently available to watch on Apple TV+. An Apple TV+ subscription is only $ 4.99 a month. The Morning Show season 2 will premiere on the streaming service. Season 1 dropped 3 episodes at once for its premiere and then moved to a one-episode-per-week release. Season 2 will likely follow the same format. The show is not available on any other streaming platform like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video.

Avery Thompson
This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life

ALL CLEAR given after armed intruder reported on St. Edward's University campus Saturday morning

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After multiple searches of the area, police say they’ve cleared St. Edward’s University[1] after reports of an armed intruder on the main campus Saturday morning.

St. Edward’s University Campus Safety reports the suspect may be: a dark-skinned, possibly Hispanic thin male with shaggy brown hair. He’s reported to be wearing a white shirt and carrying a possible rifle.

Campus Safety initially said[2] he was reported to be moving from the parking garage toward the direction of campus apartments/woods. They later said the suspect was walking along Woodward Drive towards I-35.

The community is advised to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to UPD at (512) 448-8444 or by calling 911.

References

  1. ^ St. Edward’s University (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ Campus Safety initially said (twitter.com)

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Martin Lewis on 'devastating' This Morning phone-in as he issues scam 'warning for all'

It comes after a woman named Julie phoned into the ITV daytime show during the Ask Martin Lewis segment.

Julie explained: “I’m so ignorant, I don’t really know what happened. All I know is that I’ve heard that other people have had these wonderful experiences via Bitcoin.

“I saw an advertisement online…”

Martin abruptly interjected: “Oh dear! I’m going to stop you straight away. A warning to anybody out there, you do not buy Bitcoin from adverts online – most of the adverts online are for Bitcoin online or Bitcoin trader, not actual Bitcoin.