Starbucks Launches Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

The return of the PSL marks the start of fall for Starbucks lovers, despite falling well before the official first day of autumn. Since it’s still too hot to comfortably drink a hot latte—and because cold beverages accounted for 50 percent of the coffee giant’s sales in 2018—Starbucks is giving fans a new pumpkin drink to sip on: the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.

This drink marks a few firsts for Starbucks—it’s the first cold pumpkin drink to be introduced (yes, you can get your PSL iced, but this one is only available as a cold drink) and the first riff on the PSL since it first came to stores in 2003.

As for what’s inside, the drink is very similar to the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. It’s made with Starbucks cold brew, vanilla, and a float of pumpkin cream cold foam (vanilla sweet cream frothed and mixed with a little pumpkin spice sauce), then sprinkled with pumpkin spice topping, a mix of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

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A Starbucks spokesperson said the brand started working on the new drink this year and went through around 10 variations before landing on this one. I tasted the cold brew ahead of the launch and personally am a big fan. The pumpkin flavor is way subtler than the PSL’s and the drink itself less sweet, making it more of a day-to-day drink—Starbs knows how to keep us coming back! Interestingly, the drink can’t be made dairy-free, as the foam doesn’t hold up as well with nondairy milk. Other than that, it’s a 10 in my book, and…dare I say it…even better than the PSL.

The new drink joins menus Tuesday, August 27, the same day as the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Mocha, and fall food. Bakery items include the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin, which has a thick swirl of cream cheese on top, the Pumpkin Scone, packaged Pumpkin Spice Madeleines, and the vanilla Cat Cake Pop. I can smell fall coming!!

Your Weekly Tarot Card Reading, Based on Your Sign

You don’t need to be a tarot card pro to get your cards read. All you need: your Sun sign! Here’s what I do: Shuffle my tarot deck and pull out the cards in order from Aries to Pisces plus one general card for everyone so that you can get specific advice around your personality.

Basically, if your bank account is not ready for a full tarot reading just yet, this one should help tide you over for now!

A GENERAL CARD FOR EVERYONE: EIGHT OF CUPS

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There’s a sense of yearning in the air for everyone this week. The Eight of Cups is about the powerful inner pull to follow a new path, even if it looks hella uphill or strewn with obstacles. When it leads towards something we truly desire, regardless of our doubts, we can somehow find the ways and means to overcome way more than we think we can.

ARIES: PAGE OF CUPS

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For all your noise and bolshiness, Aries, you’re actually a sensitive soul who loves to be loved. The Page of Cups asks you to let a little of that vulnerability show this week because people warm up to you all the more when they see that side. It’s OK to say you’re not sure, that you feel lonely, or you want some help or support. We all like to pitch in and buck up those we love, and you ARE loved.

TAURUS: NINE OF WANDS

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Whatever you think is in your way this week, Taurus, run at it like the bull at a gate you truly are! The Nine of Wands shows up when we have overthought our obstacles and made them bigger than they are, in our mind’s eye. What you face currently are merely glitches, so take a run up and leap over them. You’re a resilient character and you can handle this.

GEMINI: PAGE OF COINS

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Back to school for you, Gemmy, which is music to your ears as you are the zodiac’s perennial student. The Page of Coins asks you to go seek a new skill or body of knowledge which could help you, down the line, really get that bread. Professional development doesn’t have to be boring–pick something you like, however out there it is. It doesn’t have to have an obvious use right now, but it will pay back later!

CANCER: FOUR OF SWORDS

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The universe is giving you a hall pass this week, so you can escape your everyday life and pressures and enjoy some much-needed R&R (which, of all signs, you always need more of in general.) We all need a time out sometimes, and the Four of Swords shows up to advise that time is now for you. If you keep on soldiering on, life will just nudge you harder. So go replenish your energy and spirits and come back refreshed and ready to be awesome again.

LEO: ACE OF SWORDS

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Whatever it is, get it off your chest! The Ace of Swords is a genuine truth-sayer, revealing what lies beneath to the world. Now, you should know that there IS some risk here. Not everyone will applaud your honesty, some might have something to say back, even clap back. Listen, absorb, don’t knee-jerk-react to what you hear–it’s a dialogue, not a lecture. All in all, though, the truth is better out than in, so go express yourself!

VIRGO: THREE OF COINS

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You’re often the hardest worker in the room, and this admirable trait has been noticed. The Three of Coins is like a promotion/raise/increase in responsibility on the horizon, as a direct result of having impressed someone with influence. Lean in to those who might be able to offer you a leg up in order to accelerate this good fortune. Be visible and overt about your ambitions.

LIBRA: THE WORLD

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Broaden your horizons, because the world is smaller than you think and you can go further than you currently believe. The World is a card about achievement, self-actualization and goals. It also often hints at physical travel or location changes. Let your airy imagination roam this week, and visualize some big, bold new dreams…you CAN make them a reality.

SCORPIO: KING OF COINS

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You’re a hard-headed kinda character most of the time, and there are no flies on Scorpio! This shrewd side of your nature comes into full effect this week with the pragmatic, business-like King of Coins. It’s a week for furthering your material interests, negotiating better terms, getting a raise… anything you can talk your way into, get talking!

SAGITTARIUS: THE HANGED MAN

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You’re a bit like a shark because you never stop moving. Freedom and space are your life-blood, so it’s particularly frustrating when you hit a dead end or a brick wall. Like now. The Hanged Man is you, swinging on the rope, not feeling inspired about any course of action. Don’t get stressed. The way forwards is to look at your scenario, like that Hanged Man, from different perspectives. A major epiphany can be found by considering a totally different angle!

CAPRICORN: FIVE OF COINS

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You do have a tendency to brood, and this week sees you ruminating over a private loss you endured some time ago, but still feel wounded by. Picking at this scab won’t help it heal any faster. What’s done is done, and you can’t change it. Don’t stare at the past, instead consciously turn your gaze to the here and now. Go do something fun, lively and distracting–this sad moment will pass.

AQUARIUS: FOUR OF CUPS

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Do things feel a bit ‘meh’ right now? You’ve got such a big brain, and it can get bored easily if it’s not faced with constant, high-octane stimulus and intellectual challenge. The Four of Cups is the boredom card, so perhaps it’s time to go seek some inspiration. Get yourself down to the library, instigate a new project, join a forum of like-minded curious people. Don’t dwell in this blegh space–shake yourself up and go look for something interesting to do!

PISCES: PAGE OF WANDS

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I think some loving energy could be on the cards this week, with the arrival of a HOT Fire sign in your life–Leo, Aries or Sagittarius. Passionate boning is your catnip, but romance is welcome too. This person is great company, so you’re set for a total blast of a first date. Flirt your heart out!

Sofia Richie Copies Kylie Jenner’s 21st Birthday Outfit

Sofia Richie Celebrates Her 21st Birthday At XS Nightclub At Wynn Las Vegas

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    While the rest of us were sitting around doing nothing this weekend (just gonna go ahead and @ myself here), Sofia Richie was out here celebrating her 21st birthday with her friends in Vegas. It’s a lifestyle!

    Sofia boarded a private jet with Kylie Jenner, Stassie Karanikolaou, and Scott Disick (among several other lucky people), and the group spent the afternoon at Encore Beach Club, then had dinner at Cipriani, and capped off the night at XS Nightclub, where (LOL) The Chainsmokers performed. And if the pink Swarovski-covered jumpsuit Sofia wore to the event looks familiar, that’s because Kylie wore almost the exact same look for her 21st birthday.

    Here’s Sofia’s fit:

    Sofia Richie Celebrates Her 21st Birthday At XS Nightclub At Wynn Las Vegas

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    And here’s Kylie’s look from last year. Pretty similar, sans the long sleeves and pants.

    Kylie and Sofia have become super close this summer, and have taken multiple extravagant trips together. Plus, Kylie has a history of twinning with her friends, so it’s not all that shocking that they’re taking outfit cues from each other.


How to Watch the MTV VMAs

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Hello, everybody! It’s the end of August, which means the MTV VMAs are upon us yet again. If we’re lucky, we’ll get another moment as iconic as Kanye West shading Taylor Swift, or a performance as memorable as the Beyoncé pregnancy reveal. A girl can dream.

Before you miss any of the potential highlights, here’s exactly how to stream this thing.

First, when is this happening?

Great question! The show airs Monday, August 26 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV. The pre-show starts at 7 p.m., though, so if you wanna see some extra performances, make sure you check that out, too. Megan Thee Stallion will be there at the pre-show, so yeah, you’re gonna wanna watch that.

Okay, great. How can I watch?

If you’re one of those people who still pays for an actual cable subscription, congrats! You can watch this on your physical TV with MTV or through their MTV Live platform by using your login. Easy.

What if I don’t have cable?

The great thing about MTV Live is that you can sign up for a 24-hour viewing pass, which means you can watch for free on your laptop or computer. You can also watch the show through the MTV VMA Stan Cam. Not sure exactly what that will entail but it sounds fun!

What can I expect when I watch?

Yeah, here’s where it gets good. The full list of VMA performers is absolutely stacked. It includes:

  • Ava Max
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • CNCO
  • Taylor Swift
  • Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes
  • The Jonas Brothers
  • Normani
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Rosalía
  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Ozuna
  • H.E.R.
  • Big Sean
  • A$AP Ferg
  • Missy Elliott

    You could say it’s going to be major. FWIW, Cosmopolitan will be covering every second of this awards show, so come back here for all the tea.

Ryan Reynolds Trolls Blake Lively in Instagram Birthday Post


    Blake Lively just celebrated her birthday, and Ryan Reynolds partook in the way most husbands would: by getting her flowers and jewelry and declaring his undying love trolling her on Instagram. Ryan hit social media with a special birthday shoutout to Blake, posting not one, not two, but TEN “bad” photos of her, though let’s be honest here. There’s no such thing as a bad photo of Blake Lively. Like, her “unflattering angles” make my flattering angles look bad, that’s all I’m saying.

    Also to be clear, Ryan and Blake have a long and illustrious history of trolling each other on their birthdays and most special occasions. Ahem…

    Exhibit A:

    Exhibit B:

    Exhibit C:

    Exhibit D:

    Classic.

    FYI, Blake is currently pregnant with her and Ryan’s third child. The couple are pretty private about their relationship, but back in 2016 when Ryan got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he adorably said “I want to thank my wife Blake, who is sitting right there, who is everything to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You make everything better. You make everything in my life better. You’ve given me two of the most incredible children I’ve ever hoped to have.”

Peter Weber Spoiled as Next Bachelor

  • Reality Steve has confirmed that Peter Weber is the next Bachelor.
  • ABC were considering both Pilot Pete and Mike Johnson after Tyler Cameron was kicked out of the running.

    Plot twist, Bachelor Nation: there’s a new frontrunner in the race towards being ABC’s new Bachelor, and he’s best known for flying planes and having sex in a windmill four times in one sitting.

    That’s right, Peter Weber (aka Pilot Pete) is reportedly The Bachelor’s top choice right now, at least according to Us Weekly’s sources and spoiler guru Reality Steve. “When the Bachelor announcement is officially made (guessing next week or the following), it will be Peter Weber,” Steve wrote in a tweet. “Not too surprising. That’s who I’ve said I thought it would be for the last month. This isn’t isn’t a guess, a prediction, or ‘most likely.’ It’s him.”

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    ABC has also been considering Mike Johnson (and Tyler Cameron), but Us Weekly
    also reports that Peter is basically a sure thing: “Fans love Mike, but Peter has been the producers’ front-runner all along,” their source says. “They also looked into how viewers responded to this year’s Bachelor in Paradise contestants.”

    Meanwhile, Tyler “has been out of the running since he started seeing Gigi Hadid,” which yeah—sounds about right.

    This is pretty disappointing for us Mike Johnson fans, but nothing has been officially announced just yet so there’s still time for everyone to write several hundred passionate twitter threads. Have at it.

Is Meghan Markle Going to Prince Harry’s ex Cressida Bonas’ Wedding?

  • Meghan Markle likely won’t attend the wedding of Prince Harry’s ex Cressida Bonas.
  • Meghan is reportedly “known to feel less comfortable with Harry’s former girlfriends.”

    Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas just got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Harry Wentworth-Stanley, and you might be wondering if Prince Harry is going to the couple’s upcoming wedding. I know right, in what world would anyone ever go to their ex’s wedding?! But the thing is, Cressida was invited to—and attended!—the royal wedding (see the pic below)—and The Sun reports that she’s planning to return the favor.

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    “Harry will definitely go, as he has remained on very friendly terms with Cressida, who has never said a word in public about her relationship with the prince,” royal expert Adam Helliker tells The Sun. “Harry is also very friendly with the bridegroom’s mother, Clare Milford Haven.”

    Meanwhile, a source also confirmed that “Invites haven’t gone out yet, but I’m told Harry and Meghan will be invited. Harry and Cressie are on good terms, Meghan has got to know her and they are expected to attend.”

    That said, Helliker claims that Meghan may give the event a pass, explaining that she’s “known to feel less comfortable with Harry’s former girlfriends, particularly Chelsy Davy, who was the prince’s first love and with whom he went out, on and off, for seven years. It was Meghan who ensured that Chelsy was not included on the list for the evening party after their wedding. This was a very pointed snub when many of Harry and Chelsy’s mutual friends from pre-Meghan days were invited to the Frogmore House party.”

    Hmmmm….I’m thinking Meghan is mature AF and will attend this wedding with zero issues, but ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

Here’s Khloe Kardashian’s Reaction to Lamar Odom’s Book

  • Khloé Kardashian’s reaction to Lamar Odom’s tell-all book was filmed for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and she was surprisingly chill.
  • In the book, Lamar said he threatened to kill Khloé and that she threatened to beat up a stripper.

    Lamar Odom recently released his new memoir Darkness to Light, and in it he revealed some pretty shocking things about his marriage to Khloé Kardashian. Not only did Lamar recall threatening to kill Khloé when he was high on drugs (he screamed: “You trying to embarrass me in front of my friends? I’ll f*cking kill you! You don’t know what I’m capable of!”), he also claimed she caught him with a stripper and tried to beat “the sh*t out of” her.

    In other words, Lamar spilled a bunch of highly personal tea and yes—Khloé has thoughts. And double yes, Keeping Up with the Kardashian cameras were around to capture said thoughts for TV. Convenient!

    While chatting with Kim Kardashian in a clip from the upcoming season, Khloé surprisingly said she’s unbothered by Lamar’s confessions: “I’m fine. It’s his truth, like, he’s allowed to tell his version,” she explained. “Him and I each played a significant role in each other’s lives, so I think it’s natural, like if I talk about my past I would hope my marriage would be a chapter I’d talk about.”

    She continued, “If he feels like talking about it—and if this is a form of his healing or therapy—then I actually think it’s really courageous to talk about the amount of addiction that he’s had. Like, the depths of it. So, it doesn’t bother me.”

    That said, KoKo did admit that his revelations weren’t “all great,” so she’s not completely thrilled!

Pete Weber Spoiled as Next Bachelor

  • Reality Steve has confirmed that Pete Weber is the next Bachelor.
  • ABC were considering both Pete and Mike Johnson after Tyler Cameron was kicked out of the running.

    Plot twist, Bachelor Nation: there’s a new frontrunner in the race towards being ABC’s new Bachelor, and he’s best known for flying planes and having sex in a windmill four times in one sitting.

    That’s right, Pete Weber (aka Pilot Pete) is reportedly The Bachelor’s top choice right now, at least according to Us Weekly’s sources and spoiler source Reality Steve. “When the Bachelor announcement is officially made (guessing next week or the following), it will be Peter Weber,” Steve wrote in a tweet. “Not too surprising. That’s who I’ve said I thought it would be for the last month. This isn’t isn’t a guess, a prediction, or ‘most likely.’ It’s him.”

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    ABC has also been considering Mike Johnson (and Tyler Cameron), but Us Weekly
    also says Pete is basically a sure thing: “Fans love Mike, but Peter has been the producers’ front-runner all along,” the source said. “They also looked into how viewers responded to this year’s Bachelor in Paradise contestants.”

    Meanwhile, Tyler “has been out of the running since he started seeing Gigi Hadid,” which yeah—sounds about right.

    This is pretty disappointing for us Mike Johnson fans, but nothing has been officially announced just yet so there’s still time for everyone to write several hundred passionate twitter threads. Have at it.

Nina Anne Morris — Winnipeg’s Biggest Basic Blonde Trash

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THE DIRTY ARMY:  Hi Nik, Here we have Nina Anne Morris from Winnipeg. This girl wants status and fame so much, I figure it’s totally appropriate to give her her 15 minutes. She’s a permanent fixture every weekend at Teo’s, 441 Main and every other club in the city where there’s any guy with money and status willing to pay her way. She’s your typical basic blonde trash. Mean, arrogant, a bully and willing to spread her legs for any guy who she thinks will make her look good or give her a little status. She can be seen with a different guy every Friday and Saturday night ranging from Blue Bomber’s players to fizzled out wannabe reality tv stars from Big Brother Canada. This girl needs a new hairdresser because I think all that bleach is getting to her brain and I can smell the bleached straw on her head from here. She also needs to take some lessons on how to walk. Girllll, sticking your butt out when you walk doesn’t make it any bigger, just makes you look basic and ridiculous. She’s one of those girls that preaches kindness and positivity yet only accepts followers that are somebody well known and look good. She thinks she’s the hottest girl in Winnipeg but girl maybe you need a new mirror cause you’re as basic as they come. Your wannabe modelling career ain’t going anywhere. Trying getting an education and stop living off men. Instead of preaching kindness try being a half decent person and not a nasty bully. You aren’t anything special. Just another basic Winnipeg blonde status seeking nobody. You want your 15 minutes so bad, here it is sweetheart. Soak it up and then enjoy going back to being nothing more than an irrelevant reason to gossip.


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