Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
Thank you for signing up to . You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
- Tuesday, August 25th was the 20th anniversary of cult cheer movie Bring It On.
- Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst (opens in new tab) talked about their idea for a reboot in a Zoom conversation with writer Jessica Bendinger and director Peyton Reed.
- Union also discussed the frustrating perception by some audiences of her character, Isis, as the movie's villain.
Bring It On turned 20 whole years old yesterday, and to prevent you from sinking deep into a spiral concerning the transience of youth and the unstoppable march of time, let's get straight into the fascinating Zoom conversation that stars Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst, writer Jessica Bendinger, and director Peyton Reed held to mark the occasion. The group discussed the movie's endurance, its central theme of cultural appropriation and the white theft of Black creation, and their ideas for a potential reboot—which, naturally, very much excited the internet.
"The impact, 20 years later, that this movie had and continues to have, that's awesome," Union said, as Entertainment Tonight reports (opens in new tab). "So whatever that we may one day come up with, I mean, Kirsten, maybe we're like co-heads of the PTA. I don't know."
"Or we run a cheer school like Cheer," Dunst suggested. "Who knows."
Union also discussed the perception of her character, Clovers captain Isis, in comparison with Dunst's role, Toros captain Torrance, and the movie's enduring theme of white appropriation of Black culture. The movie, she said, "is received very differently from communities of color and from white folks."
Union added that she'd recently seen a Bring It On iteration of the "movie villain/actual villain" (opens in new tab) meme, in which Isis was described as the movie villain. "I never thought about her as being a villain for wanting equality and accountability and an equal playing field, and to be recognized for her squad’s contributions," Union said.
"It never occurred to me that anyone could be demonized for that," she continued, before noting the real-life pervasiveness of cultural appropriation. "I don’t know why, because that’s actually life," she said.
Gabrielle Union's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
March 7, 2020
Dwyane Wade, Zaya, and Gabrielle Union stunned in matching custom Rich Fresh suits. Union wore a pair of <a href="https://www.bottegaveneta.com/us/sandals_cod11809790qa.html?tp=45408&gclid=CjwKCAjw9vn4BRBaEiwAh0muDDFoF8qovrWOkMYWXjsEGcfTJj615czSBShWaNDGrPlzYEQ30mEpTxoCncwQAvD_BwE" target="_blank">Bottega Veneta sandals</a>.
February 22, 2020
Union at the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers game wearing <a href="https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/p/prada-shiny-chunky-lace-up-shoes-prod151440071?childItemId=BGX4QQJ_&uuid=PDP_PAGINATION_d25d4f6bc92b242157891c3b3ebcb5a2_MVctTlyfFdRmj528dBguPBlYRxvb76az_ckSt_A1.jsession&page=2&position=35&navpath=cat000000_cat000001_cat268701" target="_blank">Prada lace-up shoes</a>.
February 15, 2020
Union and Wade attended the Stance Spades at NBA All-Star event. She wore a <a href="https://www.nanushka.com/product/2847-hayden-man-oversized-sports-jacket-houndstooth" target="_blank">Nanushka jacket</a> and <a href="https://www.shopbop.com/jonah-high-rise-leather-pant/vp/v=1/1507213599.htm?currencyCode=USD&extid=SE_froogle_SC_usa&cvosrc=cse.google.JBRAN41787&cvo_campaign=SB_Google_USD" target="_blank">J Brand leather pants</a>.
February 9, 2020
Union attended the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in a sheer Giambattista Valli dress and <a href="https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/sandals/thyra-100/black-suede-sandals-with-pav%C3%A9-crystal-cord-detail-THYRA100YCK000757.html?cgid=women-shoes-sandals#start=1" target="_blank">Jimmy Choo heels</a>.
February 1, 2020
Union at the BUDX Miami event while wearing a leather dress and <a href="https://www.mytheresa.com/en-us/amina-muaddi-dalida-leather-plateau-sandals-1440222.html?catref=category" target="_blank">Amina Muaddi mules</a>.
January 20, 2020
The power couple attended the <a href="https://usd.ralphandrusso.com/" target="_blank">Ralph and Russo</a> spring/summer 2020 show. Union donned a white couture dress from the fashion house.
January 19, 2020
Union in Paris for Menswear Fashion Week. She stunned in an orange strapless <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-us/shop/designer/christopher-john-rogers" target="_blank">Christopher John Rogers dress</a>.
January 19, 2020
Union attended the Lanvin Menswear fashion show while wearing <a href="https://www.lanvin.com/us/" target="_blank">Lanvin</a> head to toe.
January 04, 2020
Union repped Saint Laurent to the <a href="https://www.ysl.com/us/" target="_blank">Saint Laurent</a> Pre-Golden Globes Party hosted By Anthony Vaccarello and Rami Malek.
December 15, 2019
Union spotted in SoHo wearing a top, bottom, and <a href="https://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/oscar-de-la-renta-striped-floral-silk-coat?ID=3628703&pla_country=US&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=86284225597&CATCI=aud-847008262443:pla-378395155408&cm_mmc=Google-PLA-ADC-_-tROAS_FOB_Campaign-_-womens_coats-_-191595976808USA&gclid=CjwKCAjw9vn4BRBaEiwAh0muDORjVrW1NMlBIIdPrGkditEYXEM2jV3YlxEAvw7p0YFKq_afvo4o7xoCfhMQAvD_BwE" target="_blank">Oscar de la Renta coat</a>. She paired it with <a href="https://karenwazen.com/collections/all/products/amira-black" target="_blank">Karen Wazen sunglasses</a>.
September 18, 2019
For the <em>America's Got Talent</em> finale, Union opted for a <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-us/shop/product/jenny-packham/scarlett-sequined-chiffon-wrap-gown/1244061?gclsrc=aw.ds&cm_mmc=Google-ProductSearch-US--c-_-NAP_EN_US_PLA-_-NAP%C2%A0-%C2%A0US%C2%A0-%C2%A0GS%C2%A0-+Designer+-+Class_Clothing%C2%A0-+Type_Dresses%C2%A0-%C2%A0High%C2%A0-%C2%A0BT--Dresses+-+Gowns_AM&gclid=CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSU538h6gBXGnxIhqXoRCZEq4Ps3lej4cTt9TuEkTns4FK54TFWD0kRoCOSMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds" target="_blank">Jenny Packham sequin gown</a>.
September 17, 2019
For the <em>America's Got Talent</em> show, Union wore a <a href="https://www.georgeschakra.com/" target="_blank">Georges Chakras</a> jumpsuit.
September 3, 2019
For the <em>America's Got Talent</em> semifinals, Union wore a gold sequin jumpsuit.
August 27, 2019
Gabrielle wore a The Rxch gown and <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-us/shop/product/alexander-wang/bianca-embellished-satin-sandals/1255546" target="_blank">Alexander Wang sandals</a> for <em>America's Got Talent</em> red carpet.
August 25, 2019
Union and Wade attended a Dodgers game in casual looks.
August 20, 2019
Union stunned in her <a href="https://www.nyandcompanycloset.com/products/satin-wide-leg-jumpsuit-gabrielle-union-red-carpet-collection-in-royal-blue" target="_blank">New York and Company</a> collection jumpsuit for the <em>America's Got Talent</em> red carpet.
August 13, 2019
For <em>America's Got Talen</em>t's season 14 live show, Union wore <a href="http://theblonds.nyc/" target="_blank">The Blonds</a> green sequined dress.
August 11, 2019
For the Teen Choice 2019 awards, Union wore a <a href="https://www.lanvin.com/us/" target="_blank">Lanvin</a> gown.
August 11, 2019
Union seen out and about in Los Angeles while wearing an <a href="https://www.modaoperandi.com/acler-fw20/stanley-wide-sleeve-top?color=white&size=US%2010&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=cpv&utm_campaign=yt&utm_content=Byte_trunkshow&country=US" target="_blank">Acler top</a>, <a href="https://www.azaleasnyc.com/collections/marika-vera/products/marika-vera-moore-bandeau-wireless-bra-plum" target="_blank">Marika Vera bralette</a>, <a href="https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/p/petar-petrov-huston-pleated-trousers-prod154710033?ecid=BGCS__GooglePLA&utm_source=google_shopping&adpos=&scid=scplpsku122370103&sc_intid=sku122370103&gclid=CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSUIqedC_jxmO6M7-x3ATCsvFTpDsV60jLTpcQphHP9-4XAQ_J5rFZBoCTIsQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds" target="_blank">Peter Petrov pants</a>, <a href="https://www.dolcevita.com/products/noles-wide-heels-onyx-leather?variant=31745440022594&gclid=CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSYWN3UkwN4IVFxh5BRroo8Xc9Cm8Dm-5RrOXr8FF-nI15VQY-V9HkRoC0H4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds" target="_blank">Dolce Vita sandals</a>, and a <a href="https://www.katespade.com/handbags/" target="_blank">Kate Spade New York bag</a>.
July 27, 2019
Union attended the HollyRod Foundation's 21st Annual DesignCare Gala, and wore a <a href="https://www.modaoperandi.com/semsem/women" target="_blank">Semsem gown,</a> <a href="https://www.shopbop.com/medium-top-handle-bag-gelareh/vp/v=1/1547949826.htm?gclid=CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSeYm_RxaY0KqO2zW1eMdAriBnwIlqBRm-LbiO_6aM2DgZxj8yccMzRoC8owQAvD_BwE&currencyCode=USD&extid=SE_froogle_SC_usa&cvosrc=cse.google.GELAW30013&cvo_campaign=SB_Google_USD&ef_id=CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSeYm_RxaY0KqO2zW1eMdAriBnwIlqBRm-LbiO_6aM2DgZxj8yccMzRoC8owQAvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!3510!3!421576412058!!!g!879808944446!" target="_blank">Gelareh Mizrahi bag</a> and <a href="https://sophieratner.com/" target="_blank">Sophie Ratner jewelry</a>.
July 11, 2019
For the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports event, Union stunned in an <a href="https://www.theoutnet.com/en-us/shop/designers/antonio-berardi" target="_blank">Antonio Berardi dress</a> and <a href="https://www.byfar.com/collections/bags" target="_blank">By Far Bag</a>.
July 10, 2019
The gorgeous couple attended the 2019 ESPYs Awards. Union wore a <a href="https://raisavanessa.com/" target="_blank">Raisa Vanessa dress</a>, <a href="https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/judith-leiber-couture-pink-lady-cocktail-crystal-clutch/product/0400097323393?site_refer=NPLA_GGL_Shopping" target="_blank">Judith Leiber bag</a>, and <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/jimmy-choo-minny-85mm-metallic-sandals-item-13943263.aspx?fsb=1&size=25&storeid=9188" target="_blank">Jimmy Choo sandals</a>.
July 6, 2019
For the <em>Bring It On</em> screening at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Union stunned in a <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-us/shop/designer/magda-butrym" target="_blank">Magda Butrym</a> look.
June 29, 2019
The star stunned in <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/miu-miu/items.aspx" target="_blank">Miu Miu</a> from head to toe at the Miu Miu Club event at Hippodrome d'Auteuil.
June 15, 2019
Union wore a <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/miu-miu/items.aspx" target="_blank">Miu Miu dress and platforms</a> while carrying a <a href="https://www.lafshar.com/collections/mirror/products/bianca" target="_blank">L'Afshar clutch</a> to the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival TV Series Party.
June 15, 2019
For the second day of the Monte Carlo TV Festival, union wore a <a href="https://www.hermes.com/us/en/" target="_blank">Hermès dress</a>.
June 14, 2019
The actress attended the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival and wore an <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/oscar-de-la-renta-floral-stripe-long-dress-item-14723228.aspx?fsb=1&size=21&storeid=10351" target="_blank">Oscar de la Renta gown</a> and <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-us/shop/product/jimmy-choo/minny-85-leather-sandals/1131039" target="_blank">Jimmy Choo heels</a>.
June 13, 2019
Union spotted wearing an <a href="https://ariasnewyork.com/collections/coats/products/trench-coat-1" target="_blank">Arias trench coat,</a> <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/rosie-assoulin-puff-sleeve-top-item-14568781.aspx?storeid=10924" target="_blank">Rosie Assouline top</a> and bottom, and<a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/chloe-gosselin-allie-70mm-sandals-item-15121013.aspx?storeid=10097" target="_blank"> Chloe Gosselin heels</a> in London.
June 10, 2019
The star wore a custom feathered polka dot dress from Prada, a Prada <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/prada-classic-headband-item-13822767.aspx?storeid=11241" target="_blank">headband</a>, and <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/tabitha-simmons-eve-sandals-item-13860700.aspx?fsb=1&size=28&storeid=12079" target="_blank">Tabitha Simmons heels</a> for an event in Madrid.
May 20, 2019
Union wore <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/marco-de-vincenzo/items.aspx?q=Marco+De+Vincenzo" target="_blank">Marco di Vincenzo</a> for the <em>Watch What Happens Live</em> <em>with Andy Cohen</em>.
May 16, 2019
Union stunned in a <a href="https://prabalgurung.com/" target="_blank">Prabal Gurung dress</a> and <a href="https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/judith-leiber-couture-peony-halycyon-hill-crystal-clutch/product/0400012717254?site_refer=NPLA_GGL_Shopping" target="_blank">Judith Leiber bag</a> in Manhattan.
May 15, 2019
Union wearing a black <a href="https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/style/valentino-lace-dress?site_refer=BLMR" target="_blank">Valentino lace dress</a>, a <a href="https://www.ssense.com/en-us/women/product/valentino/black-valentino-garavani-vlock-bag/4639431" target="_blank">Valentino bag</a>, and <a href="https://stockx.com/nike-vandal-2k-black-metallic-gold-w?country=US&currencyCode=USD&size=11.5W&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=OD-Segment-Sneakers-AdultSizes-(US)&utm_campaignid=1032998786&content=244607812448&keyword=&gclid=CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSWO314s4nDJu_yr7ww0wFRkcWfpWOsqyXTd-K4fgtSYtKM6WVckvMRoCvXIQAvD_BwE" target="_blank">Nike sneakers</a> in NYC.
Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.
Clarifying Shampoos to Banish Build-Up
Because nobody has time for lank hair or an itchy, irritated scalp.
By Gabrielle Ulubay
The Biggest Fall Trends, Straight From the Runways
And just like that, we're back.
By Sara Holzman
Here’s the Trick Kate Middleton Uses to Look So Good in Photos
A royal style expert gives the scoop.
By Rachel Burchfield
Feast Your Eyes on Ryan Gosling as Ken in Upcoming Movie 'Barbie'
Why does that bleached hair look so good on him?
By Iris Goldsztajn
Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Fiancé Riley Roberts?
AOC's husband-to-be is an "easygoing redhead" who lives with her in D.C.
By Katherine J Igoe
22 Captivating Films About Royal Life
Once you've finished 'The Crown,' cue up one of these royally good films.
By Nicole Briese
Olivia Wilde's Movie Starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh Officially Has a Release Date
Trying and failing not to scream.
By Iris Goldsztajn
Sandra Bullock Revealed the Movie She's Embarrassed About Making
Also Daniel Radcliffe was in two minds about 'Harry Potter.'
By Iris Goldsztajn
68 Times the Kardashians Posed Fully Nude and Owned It
And we mean fully nude—as in, not a shred of clothing.
By Bianca Rodriguez
Who Is Jonathan Owens, Simone Biles's Fiancé and NFL Player?
"The easiest yes!" Simone wrote about the couple's engagement.
By The Editors
Surprise! Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas Are Parents
They welcomed a baby via surrogate.
By Neha Prakash