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Angelina Jolie Calls Out ‘Eternals’ Same-Sex Relationship Censorship

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Like her Eternals character, Thena, Angelina Jolie fiercely defends what she believes is right. After sources suggested to The Hollywood Reporter that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait banned Marvel’s Eternals over the inclusion of a same-sex couple, Jolie told reporters on Friday, Nov. 5 that she felt “sad” for audiences in those Gulf nations where homosexuality is illegal. (Disney reportedly chose not to make the several edits that local censors requested.) The Oscar winner also said she remained “proud of Marvel for refusing to cut” scenes showing superhero Phastos (played by Brian Tyree Henry) kissing his onscreen husband, Ben (Haaz Sleiman) — the first LGBTQ+ lip-lock in MCU history.

“I still don’t understand how we live in a world today where there’s still [people who] would not see the family Phastos has and the beauty of that relationship and that love,” Jolie added of the characters, who also share a son named Jack, per Australia’s News.com.au. “How anybody is angry about it, threatened by it, doesn’t approve or appreciate it is ignorant.”

Sleiman had similar sentiments toward the countries in question, recently telling Variety that he was moved to tears upon learning of Disney’s response to the censorship attempt. “I have no respect for those governments,” he said on Nov. 5, after describing the response as making them look “so ignorant and pathetic.” He added, “They have displayed to the world that they are not only a disgrace to humanity, but to God. Hopefully this will inspire the Saudi people, the Kuwaiti people and the people in Qatar to fight back.”

In a February 2020 interview with Logo’s NewNowNext, Sleiman described the onscreen kiss as “beautiful, very moving,” admitting that “everyone cried on set” when he and Henry filmed the scene. “For me it’s very important to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be,” he explained. “Brian Tyree Henry is such a tremendous actor and brought so much beauty into this part, and at one point I saw a child in his eyes, and I think it’s important for the world to be reminded that we in the queer community were all children at one point. We forget that because we’re always depicted as sexual or rebellious. We forget to connect on that human part.”

While censorship attempts from these particular Gulf nations were reportedly not unexpected, the film is still scheduled for a Nov. 11 release in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to the movie’s ban, Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao had expressed her desire to leave LGBTQ+ themes intact. “I don’t know all the details, but I do believe discussions were had and there’s a big desire from Marvel and myself — we talked about this — to not change the cut of the movie. Fingers crossed,” she told IndieWire in October. The Nomadland director also described the MCU’s first openly gay superhero as someone who rediscovers that humanity is worth fighting for through the love of his husband and son.

GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis praised the studio for “changing the game for what it means to be a superhero on screen in ways that audiences around the world will applaud,” in a Nov. 5 statement, pointing to a trend of few LGBTQ characters in major studio releases, a majority of which receive less than three minutes of screen time. “But the characters of Phastos, his husband and their son play critical roles in Eternals that will set a new standard for LGBTQ inclusion across the genre,” she added.

Jolie would surely agree.

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Mrs Hinch’s Tesco Homeware Line Just Got Even Bigger

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Over the last couple of weeks, Sophie Hinchliffe AKA Mrs Hinch has been showing her 4.2 million Instagram followers exactly how she’s getting her house Christmas ready. A couple of wreaths and tinsel won’t cut it for the interior influencer, oh no. And, as well as decorating her house from head to toe, Mrs Hinch is also currently promoting her extended homeware line at Tesco, which includes some great gifts and stocking fillers.

Hinchliffe has already done the unimaginable in making cleaning influencing a very real thing. Millions of fans tune in to get her latest DIY home hacks and you better believe she has no shortage of ways that you can make your home super cosy over Christmas.

In 2021 she worked with Tesco on a homeware line. This included all of the essentials you’d need if you’re an aspiring domestic goddess. This extended into a loungewear line with F&F because if you’re going to spend the weekend whipping your house into shape then you need to look good in the process.

On Dec. 6, it was announced that her homeware range would be extending to include some storage and decorative pieces that all have the trademark cool-toned, minimalist Hinchliffe look.

From throws to candles, here are some of the pieces you can get your hands on ahead of the Christmas season.

Pampas Grass
Tesco

Eucalyptus & White Tea Candles
Tesco

Plush Bedspread
Tesco

Decorative Draws
Tesco

Quilted Cushion
Tesco

Draw Organisers
Tesco

Tassel Throw
Tesco

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Tweets About Jennifer Garner’s Viral Video Bathing Her Cat

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Jennifer Garner is many things. A top-notch actress, a mother, a philanthropist, and apparently, a cat wrangler. Sort of. A video of the Alias star recently went viral for all the best reasons, as it is simultaneously ridiculous and relatable. The viral cat video was posted by Twitter user Isabel Alcántara, who captioned it: “This video of Jennifer Garner bathing her cat takes up at least 1/4 of my mental real estate.” One viewing of the nearly-two-minute-long clip will have anyone agreeing.

In the video, Garner attempts to wash her cat Moose, who had apparently “pooped his pants.” The 49-year-old entertainer then struggles to keep her feline friend in the sink, to get him clean, and to avoid being clawed. Those who bathe their own cats know that walking away from such an activity unscathed is impossible, and by the end, Garner has some nasty cuts on her neck.

While the video features Garner doing something fairly mundane, she’s hilarious and entertaining. Everything she says throughout the clip is an instantly iconic quote, including such gems as, “He’s befouled” and “What’s to be done?” At one point, Garner moves the cat’s head so as to make him sing, “Yes I’ve seen the Muffin Man!” Of course, at the end, when it seems like the ordeal is over, she realizes she missed a step: “Oooh. We didn’t get to do conditioner.”

It didn’t take long for thousands of Twitter users to watch the video and share it, making Garner’s cat-washing adventure quickly go viral. People obviously loved every second of it, and they made their adoration known via tweets.

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15 Beauty Advent Calendars You’ll Want to Buy for Yourself

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What’s better than one holiday gift? One holiday gift that keeps on giving every single day until Christmas. That’s exactly why a beauty advent calendar is the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life.

For your skin care-obsessed BFF that’s always testing new products, these advent calendars mark a way to get anywhere from 12 to 25 beauty samples (and sometimes even full-sized bottles) in a single present. Sure, resisting the urge to rip open every alcove at once is tempting, but imagine the joy of getting a new product every morning — now that’s the holiday spirit.

The good news is that there’s a beauty advent calendar for everyone. Some are dedicated to sheet masks, others are packed with relaxing body care for a self-care night, and there are plenty more for makeup aficionados (hello, mini lipstick tubes!). The hardest part of gifting these calendars isn’t finding them, it’s narrowing down the best ones out there.

If you happen to be overwhelmed with your gifting options, these 15 beauty advent calendar picks are a great place to start shopping.

We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle’s editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

For The Candle Lover

Limited Edition Advent Calendar
Diptyque

A Diptyque anything is usually on any beauty lover’s holiday wish list and this advent calendar might be the ultimate gift from everyone’s favorite fragrance house. You’ll find 25 candles, fragrances, and more in a mix of different sizes. A real treat for all.

For Luxury Skin Care Fanatic

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2021
Net-A-Porter

Skin care enthusiasts will think this Dr. Barbara Sturm advent calendar is a dream come true. While it is on the pricier side at $495, it’s actually a great bargain. Here’s why: there’s a mix of 24 products that come in full or sample-sizes. Compared to spending $300 on a single classic serum, you get so much more for your money while also testing out some products you may not have tried yet.

For The Friend Who Loves Self Care Sundays

Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar
Kiehl’s

From the iconic Creme de Corps to the game-changing Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask, Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar always delivers the goods. Find a mix of other classic cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and more in this playful festive box designed by French illustrator and artist Marylou Faure.

For The Perfume Collector

Discovery Advent Calendar
Atelier Cologne

Know someone who’s constantly searching for a new signature scent? This Atelier Cologne Discover Advent Calendar contains 24 mini perfumes with a range of different notes, from Vanille Insensée to Rose Anonyme.

For The Budget Spotter

NYX Professional Makeup Gimme Super Stars! 24 Day Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar
Ulta

For the beauty lover that likes to get the most bang for their buck, this collection of NYX products will be perfect. You get 24 full and mini-sized versions of NYX’s most iconic products — think Butter Gloss, Born to Glow Illuminating Highlighter, and more — all for less than $50.

For The Amateur Manicurist

Mini Mani Month
Ciaté London

For the nail lover, this advent calendar has it all. There are 22 mini Plant Pots, Ciaté’s newest collection of polishes that contain nourishing ingredients like biotin, bamboo, and bakuchiol for strong and healthy nails. You also get a nail primer and an illustration from the box’s designer, UK-based illustrator Ruby Taylor.

For The Body Care Lover

L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar
Sephora

From nourishing hand creams to delicious-smelling soaps, this is a great gift for anyone already faithful to the brand or a newbie who loves a good pamper session.

For The Skin Care Aficionado

The Luxury Advent
111Skin

111Skin launches its first-ever advent calendar this year — and it doesn’t disappoint. You’ll enjoy 11 mini skin care products, like the Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask and the Vitamin C Brightening Booster, and one full-sized version of the Y Theorem Repair Serum.

For The Skin Care Newbie

Advent Calendar
Origins

A skin care advent calendar for less than $100? You’ll want to snap this up ASAP. You get 12 full and mini-sized skin and body care classics from Origins, including the Charcoal Mask and Frothy Face Wash. Radiant skin has never been easier to achieve.

For The Friend Who Loves The Nail Salon

OPI Holiday 2021 Celebration Collection
Amazon

Give the ultimate gift for manicure loves with this OPI advent calendar. You’ll find 25 mini bottles of some of the best OPI shades of all time, like Apple Red and Alpine Snow, and with different finishes to create fun nail looks.

For The Makeup Enthusiast

Charlotte’s Beauty Dreams & Secrets
Charlotte Tilbury

Got a friend whose cosmetics collection rivals most makeup artists’? This dreamy treasure chest includes 12 Charlotte Tilbury classics they will love, three of which — Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, Colour Chameleon in Pillow Talk, and Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium — are full-sized.

For The Beauty Box Lover

All is Bright Advent Calendar
IPSY

Beauty subscription service IPSY is debuting its very first advent calendar to subscribers. You’ll find makeup, hair, and skin care samples from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Ouai, 111Skin, and more.

For The Clean Beauty Lover

Love Big Advent Calendar
The Body Shop

Fulfill every skin, body, and hair care need with this offering from The Body Shop. Inside, you’ll find 24 little surprises to give yourself some head-to-toe TLC. You can enjoy classics like the Avocado Body Butter and Shea Shampoo, plus mini face masks.

For The

Beauty Advent Calendar 2021
Chantecaille

A combination of makeup and skin, this advent calendar offers 12 of Chantecaille’s best-selling products, like the Full Brow Perfecting Gel and the Bio Lifting Cream+. You get five full-sized items and seven mini ones for a nice mix of beauty essentials.

For The Friend Who Likes To Experiment With Makeup

Snow Much Fun 24 Day Advent Calendar
E.l.f. Cosmetics

This beauty advent calendar gives you every makeup and skin care essential you need for all your holiday looks. You’ll find e.l.f Cosmetics favorites, like the Haute Chocolate Eyes Eyeshadow Palette and Mini Holy Hydration! Cleansing Balm, as well as some limited edition winter shades. Get this while you still can.

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