Evening Quickies: Ellen DeGeneres Gives $50K Scholarship To Homeless High Schooler Samantha Garvey

Jessica Wakeman | January 20, 2012 - 6:00 pm
  • It’s time to cry: Ellen Degeneres gave Samantha Garvey, a high school senior in New York who is finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, a $50,000 scholarship. What’s got Ellen in the scholarship biz? Well, Samantha Garvey and her family are homeless and currently living in a shelter. Ellen also gave the Garvey family a $5,000 gift certificate to J.C. Penney and a $1,000 gift certificate to Whole Foods. Our fingers are crossed for Smantha, who has applied to Yale and Brown! Great, now my mascara is all over my face … [Crushable]
  • Lana Del Rey speaks out about her crapadoodle “Saturday Night Live” appearance: “I don’t love live television.” [Popdust]
  • Kate Middleton and her family went on a vacation to the Caribbean island of Mustique to celebrate her mom Carole Middleton’s birthday — minute Prince William. [Us Weekly]
  • Eighteen ways Michael Fassbender puts the sex in sexy. [TresSugar]
  • On “2 Broke Girls” and the new Long Duk Dong we never asked for. [Grantland]
  • Five love lessons from blues singer Etta James, who died today at age 73. [YourTango]
  • In defense of (some of the ideas behind) the manic pixie dream girl. [The Gloss]
  • What Snooki and the Kardashians can teach the world about building successful fashion and beauty brands. [NYmag.com The Cut]
  • Whoopsies: the gay hookup site Grindr got hacked! [Nerve.com]
  • Dolly Parton is expanding Dollywood by adding a “water-snow theme park.” Eh, whatever. She can do whatever she wants. [StarPulse]
  • For all of you Mark Wahlberg fans out there, a little quiz about our favorite former underwear model. [Modern Man]
  • Celebs who’ve added Crayola color to their hair … even when its been against their better judgment. I’m looking at you, Brad Pitt. [theBERRY]