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Penelope Cruz gives us a sneak peek of her transformation into Donatella Versace

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National Cherry Cobbler Day!

News of the Day:

+ The first glimpse of Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace is finally here. The famously brunette actress is playing the iconic designer on the upcoming TV series Versace: American Crime Story, where she’ll be sporting Versace’s signature look: a platinum bleached mane, nude lips, and a bronze complexion. While Cruz’s Instagram post below leaves a lot to the imagination, you can catch a better glimpse here. The 10-part series makes its way to screens in 2018, and we simply cannot contain our excitement.

Instagram post by Penélope Cruz • May 15, 2017 at 10:02pm UTC

+ Soccer Mommy brings you a warm new track that is sure to get you in the summer mood. "Worn Out" is the first single off of the mini album, Collectives, out August 4.

+ Another revival is upon us! Roseanne is making her way back to our TV screens, and ABC has beat out Netflix for the rights to bring back the iconic '90s sitcom. The show will take place in current day, and feature the original cast. Long live revivals?

+ Hell yes for technology: Scientists at Northeastern University have developed 3-D printed ovaries, which could mean big things for reproductive and fertility treatments for women. An ovary was removed from a mouse and replaced with a 3-D printed version, created by the mouse's own ovary follicles, successfully allowing the mouse to give birth to healthy mouse pups. Major!

+ Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has teamed up with to bring us the ultimate treat, a themed care package. Palladino put together a package stuffed with Rory's and Lorelai's favorite snacks, including both chocolate and blueberry Pop Tarts, organic gummy bears, and cheddar cheese puffs. 

Deal of the Day:

Traveling in style just got that much simpler. Away has teamed up with Madewell to bring you the perfect suitcase for that summer vacay you've been counting down the days for. This collaboration features a limited-edition carry-on and a larger carry-on in a classic two-toned Madewell finish, complete with a red bandana on the handle to catch your eye at baggage claim. The Away X Madewell collab is available here.

Advice of the Day:

"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great." —Cher

GIF of the Day:

Photos by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project

Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

Photo courtesy of HBO.

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