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MTV Is Rebooting ‘Daria’ But Should Make ‘Sick, Sad World’ Instead

We live in a world of reboots, from the good <i>(Queer</i> <i>Eye</i>) to the bad (<i>Roseanne</i>)<i>.</i><p>The latest recreation is <i>Daria</i>, the extremely ’90s cartoon featuring a …

Entertainment

Discount, C’est La Vie: Countess Luann Cut $500,000 Off Her Hamptons Home

According to the handcuff-slipping magician also known as <i>Real Housewives of New York</i> reality personality Luann de Lesseps, money can’t buy you class. …

Luann de Lesseps

The 10 Best Royal Ascot Hats From Over the Years, From 1969 to Today

It’s a summer Friday, so you’re probably plotting what you’re going to eat for lunch (not a sad salad), thinking of ways to escape the heat (and not …

Royal Ascot

American Home Story: Ryan Murphy Wants to Sell His Dreamy Laguna Beach Retreat

<i>American Horror Story</i> and <i>Scream Queens</i> creator Ryan Murphy happens to be exceptionally gifted in coming up with some of the most terrifying haunted …

Laguna Beach

Graydon Carter Takes on Vanity Fair With New High-End Media Company

Graydon Carter isn’t done with the media just yet.<p>Rumors are swirling that the former <i>Vanity Fair</i> editor and dean of the New York social scene will be …

Media Industry

All of The Hamptons Pop-Ups You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

The ritual trek to the Hamptons may have started the second it hit 5:00 pm on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, but the summer season only …

Dining Rooms

How Princess Eugenie Got Her Hat Groove Back

Princess Eugenie is most famous for her extensive fascinator collection—but lately, especially in the days leading up to her wedding, her bonnets …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

5 Hair Suggestions for Prince William, From Crowns to Cowboy Hats

Prince William is celebrating his 36th birthday today in a less than memorable way.<p>As far as we know, Kate Middleton has yet to gift him another …

Prince William

Katie Couric’s Park Avenue Apartment Is Officially Old News

After less than a year on the market, Katie Couric found a way to leave her Park Avenue apartment behind. The journalist owned the home for at least …

Dining Rooms

The Wildest Royal Ascot Hats, From Butterfly Clips to Flower Crowns

In the good old US of A, we have the Kentucky Derby, where southerners don their best bowties and sun hats. But hop across the pond, and you’ll find …

Royal Ascot

Eva Longoria Just Discounted Tom Cruise’s Hollywood Hills Compound

Erstwhile <i>Desperate Housewives</i> actress Eva Longoria really did not slow down before welcoming her first child. Sure, most soon-to-be parents might …

Tom Cruise

Meghan Markle Broke This Regal Rule at Royal Ascot

When you marry into the royal family, there are endless etiquette rules to obey.<p>Meghan Markle must now perfect the Duchess slant, navigate cutlery …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s Latest Milestone Includes a $16 Million Home

In the month since permanently ponytailed pop star Ariana Grande and SNL comedian Pete Davidson have made their relationship public, there have been …

Ariana Grande

5 Guaranteed Ways To Find Love Like Bachelor Star Ashley Iaconetti

<i>Bachelor in Paradise</i> somewhat-star Ashley Iaconetti was previously best known for being the most infamous virgin in the franchise’s storied history. …

Bachelor in Paradise

Brigitte Macron Is Giving Élysée Palace a $117 Million Makeover

It seems like the British royals are always in the midst of remodeling, whether it be to expand Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s Kensington Palace …

France

The Benchmark for Electric Cars Has Just Been Set By…Jaguar?

Ever since Elon Musk unleashed the Tesla Model S upon an unsuspecting world five years ago, literally electrifying the car business, we’ve been …

Autonomous Tech

Zayn Is Still Taking Advice from Yolanda Hadid

Former boybander and current head tattoo enthusiast Zayn Malik is a Capricorn like Yolanda Hadid, dislikes the Met Gala and has an assistant who …

Zayn Malik

Who Will Win The Bachelorette? An Updated Rank of Becca’s Remaining Guys

Finally, Bachelor Nation received <i>The Bachelorette</i> and <i>Cool Runnings</i> crossover no one ever asked for.<p>Last night wasn’t the most dramatic episode EVER, …

Queer Eye

This Plan to Protect NYC From Superstorms Would Make the Waterfront Way More Usable

Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating storm ever to hit New York, causing an estimated $32 billion in economic losses for the state and $19 …

Architecture

Frances Bean Cobain’s Newly Listed West Hollywood Home Has a Private Recording Studio

Artist, model and musician Frances Bean Cobain, also known as the daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, has had a dramatic …

Kurt Cobain

Meghan Markle’s Family Won’t Stop Spilling Royal Tea

In a deeply uncomfortable interview with Piers Morgan on <i>Good Morning Britain</i>, Meghan Markle’s wayward father, Thomas Markle, discussed his daughter’s …

Royal Family

The Royal Family Is About to Have Their First Gay Wedding

This has been a year of *major* royal family romance announcements. Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie announced her impending …

Queen Elizabeth II

Pippa Middleton’s Future Title in Scotland Is Complicated

Even though Pippa Middleton isn’t a true part of the British monarchy on her own, she’s managed to get a moment in the spotlight at not one, but two …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Where Do Royals Go to College in America?

Where do royals go to college stateside? The most familiar universities they choose are all abroad, including St Andrews (where Prince William …

College & University

Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth Are BFFs After Their Slumber Party

Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth are redefining #BFFgoals with their first one-on-one appearance together after a regal slumber party.<p>Queen …

Queen Elizabeth II

Money Can Buy You Real Housewife Luann de Lesseps’ Sag Harbor Retreat

Former countess, hotel trespasser and newfound cabaret performer Luann de Lesseps won’t be entertaining Hamptonites with any handcuff-slipping antics …

Luann de Lesseps

The Best Summer Weekend Destinations That Aren’t the Hamptons

Now that summer is in full swing, city dwellers are eager to flee the dungeon of despair that is the heat and concrete of New York for the next three …

New England

‘Ugly Delicious’ Director Morgan Neville On What It’s Like Working With David Chang

When celebrity chef David Chang stepped onto the Webby Awards stage last month to claim his Special Accomplishment award for his Netflix series <i>Ugly</i> …

Cultural Appropriation

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Just Discounted Their Tennessee Farm

It’s hard to complete with Celeste Wright’s glassy Monterey mansion on <i>Big Little Lies</i>, but Nicole Kidman’s IRL homes aren’t too bad.<p>Kidman, who is …

Keith Urban