If you have plans this evening, you’re probably going to want to cancel them (sorry, Bee).

It’s Red Nose Day, which means Comic Relief. Possibly the best night of TV for the entire year will be airing on BBC1 this evening from 7pm-10pm, so we’re busting out the popcorn and putting our phones on aeroplane mode.

Comic Relief helps raise funds for numerous charities that help children in need and tackle worldwide poverty. Every single pound is spent on charitable projects, and this year six celebrities including David Baddiel and Reggie Yates drove 450 miles from Kenya to Uganda on one of the most dangerous roads in the world to see how the donations make a difference and to deliver vital supplies to those who need them most.

If you want to get involved in fundraising for Comic Relief there’s still time, why not check out there website here.

Tonight’s show boasts an impressive line up of comedians, actors and all-round funny people, As per usual, Sir Lenny Henry will be hosting and there will be guest appearances from Joe Lycett, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Warwick Davis, Sally Phillips, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders.

Graham Norton will be interviewing people on a giant red sofa (obvs), Russell Brand will be doing some new stand-up material and Noel Fielding will make an appearance (hopefully armed with a lot of baking puns and scone in hand so we can all start adjusting to the idea of him as a host of Bake Off).


Ed Sheeran will be singing live – according to the law that says none of us can go a day without seeing Ed Sheeran right now – and we can’t be the only ones hoping there’ll be a guest appearance from the little girl that looks eerily like a tiny clone of Ed.


James Corden will be doing a Carpool Karaoke special – we’re hoping he’s gonna be interviewing the *other* Obama.


And then there’s the event we’ve all been waiting for: Red Nose Day Actually.

(Most) of the cast of Love Actually will be reuniting for a special 10 minute update on where the characters ended up, 13 years later. It’s confirmed that Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson and Keira Knightly will all be there. Of course, the reunion will be bitter sweet without Alan Rickman, who will be sorely missed. Always.

But we’re hoping that Billy Mack (Bill Nighy) will have another absurd song, only this time he’ll be helping Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Joanna (Olivia Olson) launch their music career. And that Jamie (Colin Firth) will have written a dystopian YA trilogy that he’s just sold the film rights for, with Zac Efron rumoured for the lead role. But hey, those are just our hopes and dreams. Don’t break our hearts, guys.

Grab your comfiest pyjamas and the best spot on the sofa – it’s going to be a brilliant night.

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Guys, spring is not springing. It just isn’t. In fact it’s actually meant to snow in some places this weekend, which, while exciting, is distinctly un-springlike. So we’ll park the denim jacket and… I guess put our thermals back on? Again.

On the plus side, here’s everything we’ve been reading, watching and loving this week! Chin up.

Twins are in the air

It seems that this year’s must have accessory for celebrity couples are matching tatt– oh no, whoops, twins. It’s twins. George and Amal Clooney have announced that they are expecting twins, but unlike when Queen Bey made her announcement, there was no luscious photoshoot in sight, instead they shared their news with the world via an American show called ‘The Talk.’ Congrats x 2.

Why Hiddleswift tanked

It might seem like a million years ago since you last heard the term ‘Hiddleswift’ but the duo is back in the headlines this week after Tom Hiddleston’s interview with GQ. In what’s got to be one of the most bizarre interviews of all time, Hiddleston explains how he came to be wearing the now iconic “I ❤️️ T. S.” tank top at Tay Tay’s 4th of July party.

He insists it was a joke, explaining: “I slipped and hurt my back. And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, ’Does anyone have a T-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, ’I’ve got this.’ ” Somehow, after reading this interview, we have even more questions than we did at the start. Soz Tom.

Selena Gomez adds ‘producer’ to her CV

In addition to being a singer, songwriter and an actress, Selena Gomez is now trying her hand at producing. The quadruple(?) threat has signed up to work on Netflix’s new series, 13 Reasons Why, based on a YA novel by the same name written by Jay Asher. It’s a pretty harrowing story that deals with mental health, but that’s exactly why Selena got involved.

Speaking at a Netflix press panel, she said she could relate to the story; “I had no idea what I was gonna be or who I was going to become,” she says of her own high school experience. “It definitely hits home; that’s why I wanted to be a part of this project in any way.” She then added, “I would do anything to be a good influence on this generation,” which is giving us all the feels.

Epic snowball fight at a Canadian University

The forecast is predicting snow this weekend, and while it may not be the balmy spring dreamscape we’d optimistically hoped for, we’ll take it. Boy, we’ll take it. Maybe we’ll even be able to pull off a thousand people-strong snowball fight like students at the University of British Columbia did! Not that we’re getting our hopes up or anything.

Richard Vs Barack

There was a time when he hadn’t seen pictures of Barack Obama kite surfing. And let’s just all agree, it was… ok maybe not a worse time, but a simpler time. On the list of things we can thank Richard Branson for (like cheap flights and internet that only cuts out every so often), we can add this video. You go, Prez.

Get your skates on

We’re desperate to take up rollerskating. We’ve booked lessons and we’ve bought these increds roller skates so come join the party too!

And also, it’s given us all a great excuse to re-watch ‘Whip It’ which we’re convinced has to be one of the greatest sporting movies of all time.

Valentine’s Day nailed (ok, stapled)

If you want to do some Valentine’s Day craft that you can keep in your room all year round, why not try out rainbow heart garland tutorial? It’s super easy to make and looks AH-MAZING.

Wrap up warm this weekend – and please, if you get the chance, have a snowball fight!

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When Gilmore Girls – everyone’s favourite fast-talking, coffee-guzzling, soul-soothing mother/daughter lovefest – announced that it would be returning to our screens with a Netflix reunion series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, there was an implicit challenge: to watch all seven seasons before the new one was released.

It’s been a tough and gruelling few months, as we and everyone we know tried to binge (or re-binge) the previous seven seasons before November 25th. It warmed our hearts, then broke our hearts, then warmed them all over again. There were hilarious moments, nail-biting moments, and moments where a rogue spoiler made us want to throw our pumpkin spice lattes at the wall (it’s ok Lily, I forgive you – Lauren).  

But that day is finally here, so for those of your who made it to the end of the series in time: congratulations!

For those of you who didn’t: fear not, we’ve put together a summary of all 153 episodes distilled into 700 words. Kind of. 

WARNING: what follows is basically one giant spoiler. If you don’t want to be spoiled, scroll no further.

Got that? On your marks, get set, GO!

This is Stars Hollow

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This is the small town in Connecticut where all the magic takes place. There’s a town square, a town troubadour, people get dragged out of bed in the middle of the night for town meetings, and there’s even a town fundraiser where everyone just sits in the square and knits. If you’ve never yearned to live in a tiny town where everyone knows your business before, you will now.

This is Lorelai Gilmore

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This is Lorelai Gilmore. She really likes coffee. She also likes junk food, sarcasm and winding up her mother, Emily, with whom she fell out when she got pregnant at 16 with her daughter, Rory. Lorelai and Rory, meanwhile, have the mother-daughter ‘best friend’ relationship everyone dreams of. They make each other laugh, they binge watch terrible films together and they eat medically inadvisable quantities of pizza and pop tarts.

This is Rory Gilmore

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This is also Lorelai Gilmore, but she goes by Rory. Yes, Lorelai named her daughter after herself because she’s awesome.

Rory is crazy smart. She got a scholarship to a fancy private school and ended up going to Yale University before getting a job working on Obama’s campaign (NBD). Rory is adored by pretty much everyone; her mum thinks she’s an angel, her grandparents tried to donate a building to Yale in her honour, boys fall at her feet and the town of Stars Hollow made her their poster girl Ice Cream Queen. Let’s be real, there’s no greater honour than that.

These are Emily and Richard Gilmore

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These are Lorelai’s parents. They are mega-posh. We’re talking: they have a MAID posh. But with their mega-poshness comes their tendency to disapprove of everything Lorelai does, from being a teen mom to loving a man who drives a truck to making too many jokes over the foie gras.

Sadly actor Edward Herrmann passed away two years ago (the trailer leads us to believe there will be a tribute to him – all the feels), but Emily Gilmore will be there, in all her sassy glory, organising lunches and cocktail parties and rocking a pant suit better than anyone since Hillary Clinton.

This is Luke Danes

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Luke. Oh Luke. Luke’s like those viral videos you see of bears that initially seem kinda grumpy and cross, but then do something super sweet and give you an overwhelming urge to reach through the screen and hug them.

He and Lorelai have your classic TV will-they-won’t-they relationship. Finally, after five seasons of *agonising*, they eventually started dating (yay!) and got engaged (double yay!) then lived happily ever after. Lol jks. Actually, Luke’s 12-year-old daughter appeared out of the blue, put a spanner in the works and Luke and Lorelai broke up (negative yays). But, the very end of the show saw them snogging in street – and the trailer for the reunion leads us to hope for more Luklai (this isn’t a thing, but let’s make it a thing) worked their differences out.

This is Christopher Haden

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Christopher is Rory’s absurdly handsome dad. He and Lorelai have more chemistry than your GCSE science textbook, but never quite seem to make it work. They were on-again-off-again throughout the series until they got married on a whim in Paris (plot twist!) after Luke and Lorelai broke off their engagement. Then they split up when Lorelai realised the reality of their relationship wasn’t quite as good as the version she had in her head. Damn reality.

This is Sookie St. James

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Sookie is Lorelai’s BFF, after Rory. She’s an incredible chef who co-owns The Dragonfly Inn with Lorelai (friendship goals). She’s your basic role model for clumsy, adorable sidekicks the world over. I mean, look at her dimples. Just look at them. She’s married to Jackson, who is her vegetable supplier (yep, that’s as cute as it sounds) and they have – eventually – three kids together.

This is Dean Forester

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Dean is Rory’s first love. They went to drive-in movies, they made out a lot, he built her a car WITH HIS BARE HANDS. Everything was perfect, until…

This is Jess Mariano

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Jess is the boy all parents fear. He wears a leather jacket. And a cuff. Look at the cuff. He reads intense philosophy books and has a lot of Deep Thoughts. He and Rory never so much broke up as Jess just disappeared, riding into the sunset on a horse (okay, I made up the bit about the horse).

This is Logan Huntzberger

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Rory meets Logan at Yale. Initially, she hates him, because let’s be honest, he’s a pretty hateable guy. He’s very blonde and very rich and is a member of a rich-people society called The Life and Death Brigade (seriously). Despite all this, she ends up falling in love with him and goes through a really rebellious phase where she gets arrested for stealing a yacht, drops out of Yale and moves in with her grandparents. It’s all very un-Rory. In the final season, Logan proposed to her in front of all her friends and family, which was pretty presumptuous of him. And awkward when she said no.

This is Lane Kim

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Lane is Rory’s BFF. When she and Rory were teenagers, she’d hide her rock ‘n’ roll love tendencies from her super strict Korean mother (FYI watching in 2016, this whole subplot seems slightly racist). She eventually falls in love with and marries her bandmate Zack, and gets pregnant with twins on their honeymoon (people in Stars Hollow are apparently rabbit-level fertile, and their sex ed classes really suck).

This is Paris Geller

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Rory’s rival-turned-roommate-and-friend, and also possibly the most intense woman in the world. She will almost certainly be President of the United States at some point. She also shares a surname with Monica and Ross from Friends, and we like to believe that somewhere in an alternative TV universe, they’re cousins.

So… what next?

There’s only one way to find out what happens in 2016 Stars Hollow, and that’s to watch it and see. But we’ve had a bash at our own predictions anyway, because it felt like the kind of thing Lorelai would do.

“The series will end with Rory giving birth to a daughter, who she also calls Lorelai.”

“Taylor and Miss Patty will elope and open a classical dance studio together, where they only teach dances that wouldn’t look out of place in Pride and Prejudice.”

Paris will be more successful than Rory. Rory’s cutesy Pollyanna act might have beat Paris in Chilton, but this is the real world, and in the real world, women like Paris run the Pentagon and women like Rory eat Pop Tarts with their mothers.”

“Dean will be back with Lindsay and will have voted Trump.”

Kirk is the social media manager for every small business in Stars Hollow now.”

“Emily Gilmore will have her grieving period over Richard, then become utterly FABulous.”

Lane will have split up with Zach years ago, and now has a pretty-popular-quite-respected art rock band in Boston. I don’t care what happens to the twins.”

“Mrs. Kim will run a Christian-themed 6:30am exercise bootcamp class in the square.”

“Jess will spend most of his time on Twitter, sliding into the DMs of women in their early 20s.”

So, there we go. Now you’re all caught up, you’re ready to watch the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Let the witty banter soothe your soul and bring a glimmer of happiness to 2016.

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Tis the season to be snuggly, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, so we’ve rounded up our favourite knitwear and jumper icons from TV and film. In fact, we are so obsessed with these wonderful woollens that we’ve even been shopping to find out how you can get the look IRL. Prepare for cosiness.

Cameron Diaz as Amanda Woods in The Holiday 

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Ignoring the fact that it hasn’t snowed as much in Surrey for the last 10 years combined as it does in this film, Cameron Diaz’s Christmas hibernation wardrobe is on point. She is hygge incarnate. Plus a classic cream cable-knit jumper is going to be your winter friend for long after the Quality Street are finished. 

Cable Knit Sweater, Pull & Bear, £19.99

 

Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

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Sure, Audrey Hepburn’s floor length black dress and pearls combo gets all the attention, but all of her outfits in Breakfast at Tiffany’s are AH-mazing. We love this funnel neck jumper from Toppers, perfect for channelling Holly’s homebody phase.

Cocoon Jumper, Topshop, £36

 

Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter

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Our girl Herm gives strong jumper game in pretty much all the HP films (you can’t defeat the Dark Lord if your kidneys are cold), but this stripy Gap number from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was especially memorable. Nine years on the original is obviously sold out, but this star-studded version is so perfect it’s almost like we magicked it. Accio jumper!

Star-sleeve striped sweater, £29.95, Gap

 

Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde

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Look, we may not have actually seen this film… we’re pretty sure it’s something to do with guns and crime and was based on a true story and Beyonce once sang about it, beyond that we’re a little hazy. But what we do know for sure is that Faye Dunaway’s Bonnie rocked an adorable cropped ribbed jumper, an awesome neckerchief and a banging beret like nobody else. This copycat number from Missguided will see you right through to spring.

Grey ribber jumper, Missguided, £18

 

Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in Clueless 

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Cher’s wardrobe is the stuff of dreams, literally. The matching tartan, the knee-high socks, the velvet dresses. But we don’t know anyone who can rock a sweater vest like Cher (except, of course, Chandler).

Vest, Vintage Revival, £23.99

 

Velma in Scooby Doo

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She solves crimes and she looks dope doin’ it. Unlike real-life characters who have to change clothes because of, well, sweat and spilling yoghurt on themselves, Velma is eternally wearing her orange polo neck. And if she had to choose one thing to wear for the rest of her animated life, frankly we can see why she went with this.

Poloneck, Warehouse, £45

 

Colin Firth as Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones’ Diary 

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Oh Mr. Darcy, does anyone work a Christmas jumper quite as well as you? Forever 21 are selling a sequinned take on the iconic reindeer jumper that captured all of our hearts, and you don’t have to wait until the turkey curry buffet to wear it.

Reindeer jumper, Forever 21, £20

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The 68th annual Emmy Awards were broadcast last night, and all of TV’s darlings were there. Game of Thrones won the Best Drama Series, which surprised exactly no one. Sure, Sherlock won Outstanding Made-for-TV Movie, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the whole thing and Trump got a few mentions but it was the women who really stole last night’s show.

Here are the five best things that happened at last night’s Emmys.

Amy Schumer pulls the strings

In response to the most boring question on the red carpet, “What are you wearing?” Amy Schumer responded in the best way possible. She pointed to her dress, “Vivienne Westwood,” kicked up her heels, “Tom Ford Shoes,” and then went in for the masterstroke, “and an O.B. tampon!” Presenter Giuliana Rancic was dancing and laughing along with Amy until the word ‘tampon’ was mentioned, when she stopped in shock. What’s the matter, Giuliana? Are crimson waves not allowed on the red carpet?

Amy, we salute you.

Smart girls were asking smart questions 

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls’ took to the red carpet to ask celebrities like Mandy Moore and Kristen Bell much genuinely interesting questions – such as, ‘what can you say about the importance of individuality and self-expression?’ and ‘what’s the best way to calm your nerves?’ Because there are more important things to talk about than what shoes someone is wearing. Watch their responses here.

The Stranger Things cast prove, once again, that they are awesome

While the TV greats were finding their seats at the 68th Emmys, they got a very pleasant surprise when three of the Stranger Things cast members; Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo took to the stage to perform a cover of Uptown Funk. Later on, they captured the audience’s attention again when they dressed up in character to deliver peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made by host Jimmy Kimmel’s mum to members of the audience. Give those guys a raise.

Kate McKinnon busts out a killer acceptance speech

Ghostbuster and all-round shero Kate McKinnon won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Saturday Night Live, and her reaction was enough to melt even the coldest of hearts. She may have been shaking and crying, but she still remembered to thank Hillary Clinton – because, you know, the sisterhood.

Jeffrey Tambor gives trans a chance

During his acceptance speech for winning the Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Transparent, an Amazon TV series about a transgender woman, Jeffrey Tambor called upon the industry to include more transgender actors and actresses. “I’m not going to say this beautifully, but to you people out there – to you producers, you network owners, and you agents, and you creative sparks – please give transgender talent a chance,” he said.

Hollywood, listen up.

(Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

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