Mindy Kaling Says New Season of The Mindy Project will Tackle ‘Mom Shaming’

Even after five seasons, Mindy Kaling ‘s The Mindy Project character still has a lot of growing up to do.

Heading into the final season of her Hulu sitcom, Kaling’s fictional Mindy will see her marriage fall apart and motherhood woes come front and center.

When the series began “marriage was a big for Mindy and now finally has it and what’s fun about this season is showing the reality of marriage and what lived up to expectations and what didn’t and then frankly getting disillusioned with it over the course of the season,”the actress told reporters at the Television Critics Association panel for her show at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday.

“I think she’s going to learn a little bit more about how to be a good, involved parent. We have a really funny episode where Julie Bowen plays a rival mother who thinks that Mindy’s not doing that great of a job,” added executive producer Matt Warburton.

“The episode is a little bit about mom shaming and that’s cool. It was really fun and hit a lot of those juicy ripped-from-the-blogger-headline storylines,” added Kaling, 38, who is expecting her first child in real life.

But producing, writing and starring in the final season of her Hulu sitcom while pregnant is not making the actress feel at all like a superhero.

“I think for most people who do a couple different jobs on their shows … I think that you never have a feeling of patting yourself on the back,” she said. “You’re always thinking what am I letting slip through the cracks.”

Fans were pleasantly surprised when news broke July 17 that the actress and author is expecting her first child.

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“Mindy is really motherly to the people she loves and cares about. She takes care of them,” an industry insider told PEOPLE. “Being a mom is something she’s always talked about, but never spoke of a set plan or anything in terms of a timeline of when she wanted it to happen.”

Prior to Thursday’s TCA panel, Kaling had yet to discuss the pregnancy in public but recently moved to a bigger, family-friendly Los Angeles house with an expansive backyard.

FROM PEN: Katherine Heigl on Pregnancy: “My Boobs Got So Ginormous”

RELATED GALLERY: Not a Regular Mom, But a Cool Mom: 8 Reasons Mindy Kaling Will Be the Best, Most Hilarious Parent Ever

A source has said the actress “just started telling her friends that she’s pregnant, but she’s not telling anyone — not even close friends — who the father is.”

Kaling has said being pregnant is “a sacred thing,” but the Hulu star told PEOPLE in 2015 that she’d stopped looking at getting married and having a child as a goal, explaining, “I have to stop making lists and hopes for myself because if they don’t happen, then I feel I haven’t achieved my full potential.”

For more on Mindy Kaling’s happy news — including what book she might be reading to her little one in the near future — pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

RELATED GALLERY: Mum’s the Word! Mindy Kaling, Minnie Driver and More Celebs Who’ve Kept Quiet About Their Baby’s Father

At that time, The Office alum also said she felt happiest when she was “able to sleep for eight or nine hours after having, like, two Moscow mules.”

But following a moment of reflection, she second-guessed her answer. “I don’t have children,” she said. “Maybe looking into your child’s eyes is a better answer.”

Season 6 of The Mindy Project premieres Sept. 12 on Hulu and will feature returning guest stars Chris Messina and Adam Pally.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/babies/mindy-kaling-talks-pregnancy-tca-panel-interview/

Body Camera Footage from Venus Williams’ Car Crash Released

Body camera footage from the moments following Venus Williams‘ June 9 collision with another car in Florida was released Thursday.

In the video, police informed Williams, 37, that she was “at fault” in the fatal car accident. But while police initially said Williams was at fault for the crash, several weeks later police said Williams had “lawfully entered the intersection,” and told PEOPLE there was “no final determination” of who was at fault.

At one point in the video, a Palm Beach Gardens Police Department officer informed the tennis star that she had violated the right of way of Jerome and Linda Barson, but that she would not be cited.

“You were at fault,” Officer David Dowling told Williams while she sat in her vehicle in a video obtained by The Palm Beach Post.

“You just got stuck in a bad situation here,” he later said. “Let the insurance companies work it out. I don’t feel comfortable writing you a citation when I’m not 100 percent sure, and I’m not 100 percent sure in this case.”

Williams responded: “I never saw that car coming, so I don’t know if they — I don’t think they stopped at the red light.”

Dowling told Williams that because of the changing traffic light, she “kind of violated his right of way.”

According to Palm Beach Gardens police, Williams, traveling north, entered the intersection on a green light. But because of heavy traffic, she became held up in the intersection when another car “entered the intersection traveling south, and made a left turn in front of William’s vehicle, causing her to stop advancing through the intersection to avoid a collision,” a police press release states.

During that time, Barson’s light turned green.

Moments later, Linda Barson drove through the same intersection on a green light and T-boned Williams’ vehicle, the press release states. Williams was driving about 5 mph when the crash occurred.

Jerome Barson, 78, is seen in one video saying, “I’m a little confused.” He died two weeks later from his injuries, and his widow, Linda, filed a wrongful death lawsuit again Williams.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/crime/venus-williams-body-camera-footage/

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire Party on a Yacht in St. Tropez

What’s the best way to celebrate raising $30 million for charity? For Leonardo DiCaprio and his pal Tobey Maguire, the answer is a yacht party in the south of France. 

The old friends looked like they were having a blast on Thursday hanging out aboard a small luxury boat off the coast of St. Tropez, where just last night DiCaprio’s foundation raised $30 million and counting towards protecting the environment. 

DiCaprio has been spending more time with friends following his split from Nina Agdal earlier this summer after a year of dating. 

Maguire was also on hand last night for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s fourth annual charity auction, where the star-studded guest list was treated to a surprise performance by Madonna and a set by Lenny Kravitz. 

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Madonna’s ex Sean PennUma ThurmanJared LetoCate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Edward Norton and Tom Hanks were among the famous guests.

The event also featured a Titanic reunion – DiCaprio posed for a selfie with Kate Winslet and Billy Zane, who played her character’s wealthy fiancé.

The auction continues online. Following last night’s preview, bidding will begin on August 10 and end on August 23. A catalogue of the items can be viewed here.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/movies/leonardo-dicaprio-and-tobey-maguire-party-on-a-yacht-in-st-tropez/

Tamra Judge Admits She’s ‘Been Worried About Shannon Beador’s Weight for Some Time’ After RHOC Star Gains 40 Lbs.

Tamra Judge is cheering on Shannon Beador as the Real Housewives of Orange County star embarks on her weight loss journey.

Beador, 53, recently revealed to fans and audiences of the Bravo reality show that she’s gained 40 lbs.

“So let’s just get to it. Yes, I have gained weight. A lot of weight. About 40 pounds to be exact,” Beador wrote on Instagram July 10. “I have not had plastic surgery or fillers, it’s just plain and simple weight gain. There are multiple factors that have contributed to my size and it will be addressed this season on the show.”

Following Monday’s episode, when the mother of three finally stepped on the scale for the first time and not only learned just how much weight she’d gained but also that she’s on the fast-track for diabetes, heart disease and obesity, Judge revealed in a blog post Wednesday that she’s “been worried about Shannon’s weight for some time,” and is now trying to “keep her motivated to work out.”

“Shannon, girl, you are brave! 40 percent body fat is dangerous,” Judge, 49, began the post. “I’ve been worried about Shannon’s weight for some time. We talk about it almost daily and I try to give her advice without being pushy. The thing about being healthy is not just looking good in a bikini.”

Judge, who runs CUT Fitness gym with husband Eddie Judge and competes in bodybuilding competitions, also explained that the types of workouts should vary for each individual.

“Not all workouts are created equal and there is NO one size fits all workout. You have to find your fit and be consistent. Being fit and healthy is a lifestyle not a diet, fad, or starving yourself. The one ignorant thing that people say is ‘just don’t eat’ that is almost as bad for you as overeating. I think most people think of losing weight as a four letter word, ‘DIET,’ ” she wrote. “But once you get educated on the right things to eat, you will never go back. My advice to people that don’t necessarily like to work out is to try different things until you find the thing that you like. Maybe its dancing, riding a bike, or hiking.”

“I wish Shannon lived closer to CUT Fitness so we could train her,” Judge continued. “I want to help her so badly!”

But despite the physical distance between Beador’s home and Judge’s gym, they make a point of discussing nutrition and physical fitness on a regular basis.

“We talk about nutrition and I try to keep her motivated to work out. She’s not passionate about it like me, but she trying,” she said of Beador, and complimented her, “She’s doing a great job lately and I’m so proud of her.”

On Monday’s episode, Beador visited Tim Ramirez, DC, a holistic specialist whose chiropractic work and sports exercises helps his clients achieve a healthy body.

When she last weighed in with Ramirez in 2015, she was 134 lbs. — which was up from her usual 118-120 lb. range. This time? Shannon weighed in at 172.2 lbs.

“The weight is not devastating, the thing that is rocking my boots here is the body fat: 40 percent,” he told her. “Almost half of your body has converted to fat. Half. It’s the stuff that kills people. 40 percent, we’re sprinting to diabetes, we’re sprinting to cardiovascular disease. At 50-plus with these numbers? It is a huge red flag.”

Beador, understandably, didn’t take the information lightly — and held back tears as she stripped down to her sports bra for photos.

“I just don’t understand how I let myself go,” she confessed to the audience, finally breaking down in tears and explaining that she was never more than a size 4 her whole life. “When I look at myself in the mirror, I don’t know who I am. I don’t like to do it. I don’t look because I don’t know who it is.”

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/bodies/tamra-judge-worried-shannon-beador-weight-gain/

Jake T. Austin on Reuniting with Wizards Cast and Keeping in Touch with Selena Gomez

Jake T. Austin, who starred in The Fosters and Wizards of Waverly Place, is now providing his voice for an animated adventure in the new film The Emoji Movie. He will voice Alex, a teen who has trouble communicating with his crush at school and at the center of his phone is Textopolis, where all emojis live. 

Although it’s been over five years since the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Placewent off the air, the 22-year-old actor told Chica that he still remains close to the cast, including singer-producer, Selena Gomez. “Everyone is great about keeping in touch and checking in on each other, making sure that everyone’s where they need to be in their life,” he said when asked if he still kept in touch with former, on-screen big sister SelGo. 

The Wizards cast proved their tight bond in April when they had a Russo family reunion for costar David Henrie’s wedding in Southern California. The entire gang was present including Austin, Gomez, Jennifer Stone, David DeLuise and Maria Canals-Barrera. “ all bet on who would be the first one to get married,” Henrie told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “No one bet on Jake, and I didn’t bet on Selena. I probably bet on myself. I always knew I wanted to get married and looked forward to being a husband.”

Austin shared images of the special day on his social media captioning the post, “A special day with some amazing people.”  

Be sure to catch Austin’s latest role in The Emoji Movie, out in theaters Friday, July 28th.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/chica/jake-t-austin-interview-selena-gomez-wizards/

We Tried It: Curated Style Services That Take the Stress Out of Shopping

What It Is: Andie, a customizable try-at-home swimwear service

Who Tried It: Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor (and Jersey Shore native)

Why We Tried It: Swimsuit shopping at department stores sucks. Period.

Level of Difficulty: 2/10. If your stuck on sizing, set aside 5-10 minutes to call one of the Andie fit experts. Other than that, it takes about minutes to build your own box and your suits are shipped to your front door. 

How It Works: I love swimsuits, but I hate shopping for them. Trying on a handful of styles in a harshly lit dressing room at a busy department store is not a fun way to spend an afternoon. (We’ve all been there.) Which is why I usually order my suits online. So when a friend introduced me to the Andie concept I was all in. At-home swim try-ons with no commitment? No-brainer.

First, you customize your box. The brand offers three different one-piece swim styles — The Montauk, The Catalina and The Tulum — and 4 different colorways  (white, black, navy and forest green). Once you decide on your three suit styles, you place the order and then have seven days to try the suits on at home and decide what you want to keep. You have to return any suits you don’t want (return labels and packaging are included in the shipment) to avoid being charged.

As for pricing, one suit costs $125. If you keep two, each suit drops to $115 each. If you keep three, they then drop $105 each. At first I thought that was a little pricey, but once I saw the quality of the suits and how well they fit, I became a collector of all three. Plus, I was able to try them on in the privacy of my own bedroom which was the best part.

The brand even has the backing of ultimate bikini babe, Demi Moore. The A-list actress signed on as an investor and advisor for Andie earlier this month.

“I was drawn to Andie’s approach, which puts women at the forefront,” Moore said in a release. “Shopping for a swimsuit can be stressful and time-consuming for so many women, but Andie’s at-home try-on makes finding the perfect swimsuit an incredibly simple, easy and comfortable experience.”

The Verdict: The Andie tagline is a “Better Way to Shop for Swimwear” and my experience backs up that sentiment. I kept all three suits (!) but my favorite was the Montauk. I liked the open-back silhouette and how the front fit. The spandex material is high-quality, and I know all the suits will last me for seasons to come, which makes the prices totally worth it. They’re durable, fashionable and look just as cute on a kayak as they do with a pair of cutoffs at happy hour. I’ll leave it to the Boomerang below to show how I really feel:

 

What It Is: Sweatstyle, an athletic and leisure apparel subscription box

Who Tried It: Lindy Segal, Style Social Media Editor

Why We Tried It: As much fun as shopping for workout clothes is, we don’t always have the time to do it. Plus, with more and more brands on the market, the idea of having a curated box of athleisure clothes delivered right to your doorstep is pretty appealing (and who doesn’t love the element of surprise?).

Level of Difficulty: 2/10. Set aside 10 minutes to fill out the questionnaire and enter your billing information, and the rest is done for you. (That HIIT class, on the other hand…)

How it works: You fill out a fairly detailed (but easy) questionnaire, then your box of five items arrives within a few days. Because much of the clothing is meant to be worn for working out, they ask you about the types of activity you’ll be doing, as well as fit and style preferences, which you can rank as “love it,” “sometimes,” or “not for me.” (See above.) There are also a few text fields you can fill in with personal things, such as anything they should avoid picking for you (for example, I specified nothing yellow or orange, even though I said I’m good with color).

In the section with your shipping information, you also select how frequently you’d like to receive your box. If you’re a fitness fanatic, you can do monthly, but there are options for every other month or every three months, too. Once you receive your picks, you choose what you want to keep, and send back what you don’t with the included prepaid mailing envelope within five days. (You’re only charged for the pieces you keep.)

Now let’s talk about the good stuff: the clothes! Inside my seafoam box was three pairs of leggings and two tops, all in the same black/gray/blue color family. So far, so good. My next thought was that I would have liked a sports bra instead of one of the leggings, but can you ever really have enough pairs? (Hard no.) Brand-wise, the only one I had heard of is Alala, and I was really excited to try their leggings (more on that later), while everything else was new to me. This is a good perk of Sweatstyle: You get to try brands you otherwise may not come across.

Alala is an activewear line beloved by celebs and fitness stars alike, so I was eager to try out their “all day tight” in charcoal (left). Bold Statement: This wasn’t just my favorite piece in the Sweatstyle box, it also may be my new favorite legging, period. They are crazy-soft and comfortable, didn’t budge during my run and (TMI?) didn’t stink post-gym. My only regret is that it’s now too hot to wear them every single day.

The marble pair, by Glyder (right), was my second favorite. Snug and soft, I can see myself doing a dance cardio class in these. My least favorite pair was the reversible Nux leggings (center). Both prints were cute and not-too-crazy, but they slipped down from my waist just while walking around my apartment, so I’m not sure how they will hold up at the gym.

Both tanks were wins. The “nothing decaf” tank by good hYOUman is definitely more for hanging out then working out (unsurprising, considering I checked “brunch” as an activity on my questionnaire), and it’s already in my pajama rotation. The black tank, also by Glyder, is ideal for yoga and, to be honest, I think would be cute with jeans and booties for a night out too (it’s hard to tell in the photo, but it has a little sheer patch in the back).

The verdict: If you love athleisure, try Sweatstyle! I am excited about four of the five pieces I was sent, and the other one was really cute, just not as functional as I would have liked. They took my styling and fit preferences into account, and even though I would have liked a sports bra thrown in the mix, the assortment was still varied between functional and fun pieces.

What It Is: Font.Club a jewelry rental membership website

Who Tried It: Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor

Why We Tried It: First of all, I’m a huge fine jewelry lover and couldn’t resist the opportunity to get my hands on some diamonds. Secondly, I have a few black tie events coming up that I’d love to have some impressive jewels to flaunt, so I wanted to test it out to see if it’s worth signing up for.

Level of Difficulty: Super easy! Only takes a few minutes to sign up for your subscription and become a member. The ordering and returning process was a breeze.

How it works: The concept is brilliant. Members (for $299 per month) have unlimited access to Flont.Club’s entire fine jewelry collection, which means you can borrow as frequently as you like! You can borrow two items together under $2,500 each, or a single jewel up to $8,000 in value. Once you return your current Flont.Club piec, you can choose something new.

I started with a Bulgari 18K rose gold cocktail ring set with diamonds that retail for a cool $2,300 if you were to actually purchase it (because #casual). I wore it all the time. I paired it with jeans and a tee, my summer dresses, literally everything in my wardrobe and wore it everywhere. I felt unconsciously glamorous (which kind of makes you feel even more legitimate in a way, because I guess you are! Hey, you’re wearing Bulgari with a t-shirt!).

The second item was clearly even more practical – these gorgeous Marilyn Cooperman emerald diamond silver 18K gold earrings. Again, with no special events on the calendar, I paired them with my everyday outfits and these were a little less inconspicuous than the ring, but obviously fabulous with my poplin button down, jeans and heels and even more perfect for any black tie or special event that you need to dress to impress.

The return process was surprisingly very simple and pain free. When the jewelry arrives it comes with a FedEx return label (I know, FedEx! Not a security guard hand delivery service? Crazy and amazing.) and you just place them back in the velvet pouch and foam lined hard case  they came and send it back!


The verdict: 
Perfect for all of the jewelry lovers out there like me or for anyone who has frequent special events on the calendar.

Which ones do you want to try? Share below!

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/style/curated-style-services-andie-swim-sweatstyle/

Jessica Alba’s Dog and Honey Costar Dies: ‘We Went Through a Lot Together’

Jessica Alba just lost her best four-legged friend.

Alba’s bulldog Sid, who made his big screen debut in her 2003 film Honey, died Thursday morning, she revealed in an emotional Facebook post.

“Our sweet Sid passed this morning. She lived a long life, eating everything she could sniff out, she was my OG Rolldog, made her feature film debut in Honey and endured millions of snuggles from Havie pie and @shanidarden,” she wrote. “She was the best friend a girl could ask for. We went through a lot together my Sid. RIP.”

The sad news comes after Alba, 36, and her family returned from a vacation to Hawaii, where they were spotted relaxing ahead of the birth of her third child.

The actress and businesswoman spent her time on the island soaking up the sun with her husband Cash Warren, their two daughters (Haven Garner, 5, and Honor Marie, 9) and a handful of friends.

“We had an epic family vacay,” she captioned a shot of the group. “Thank you to everyone at the Four Seasons for treating us like family.”

The Sin City star and Honest Company co-founder announced she was pregnant on Instagram last week.

“Cash and I are officially going to be outnumbered,” Alba wrote next to a snap of herself and her daughters holding up “1,” “2” and “3” balloons.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/movies/jessica-albas-dog-and-honey-costar-dies-we-went-through-a-lot-together/