Hey guys, great news. According to a tweet posted to the GOP’s official Twitter account — acknowledging the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of the bus in Birmingham, Alabama — racism has ended. I’m not sure when it happened, but it must have been recently. I was in Pennsylvania this weekend, though, and phone and internet service was pretty spotty up there, so I wouldn’t be surprised if racism ended over the holiday weekend, possibly even during Thanksgiving dinner. Talk about something to be thankful for!
But seriously. Racism has ended? O RLY? The ridiculousness of such a statement prompted Twitter user @FeministaJones – follow her! — to start the hashtag #RacismEndedWhen as a “satirical, subversive response to the GOP suggesting Rosa Park ended it.” You can check out a Storify of just some of the tweets after the jump. Meanwhile, the GOP backtracked and tweeted an update: “Previous tweet should have read ‘Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.’” That’s better. [#RacismEndedWhen via The Daily Dot] Keep reading »
Early last week, LOVE magazine Instagrammed (and later deleted) a photo of Miley Cyrus flashing her nude-colored panties at the camera, a crude dick drawn on the crotch. But would Miley’s Sharpie dick actually make the cover of the magazine’s holiday issue? Remains to be seen, but the mag released this quickie trailer for the issue and sure enough, there goes Miley flashin’ that D at the camera yet again. My only question: did the undies come like that or did Miley customize them herself? [via Dlisted]
“And I have never understood the distinction of ‘primary’ partner. Does that imply we have secondary and tertiary partners, too? Can my primary partner be my sister or child or best friend, or does it have to be someone I am having sex with? I have two friends who are sisters who have lived together for 15 years and raised a daughter. Are they not partners because they don’t have sex? And many married couples I know haven’t had sex for years. Are they any less partners?”
Actress Maria Bello, who I just saw last night in the fantastic movie, “Prisoners,” has penned an amazing Modern Love column in today’s New York Times about telling her 12-year-old son that she’s in a romantic relationship with her female best friend. But the piece is about something bigger and broader — our cultural understanding of what it means to be “partnered” with someone and how we value certain partnerships over others. It’s a beautiful, thought-provoking read, sure to strike a chord with anyone for whom the traditional nuclear family does not fit. [NY Times]
Spoiler alert: Everyone dies, basically, so don’t get too attached. To anyone. [via Twitter]
The perfect way to promote the much anticipated sequel “Anchorman 2″? Send star Will Ferrell to read the news in Bismarck, North Dakota, of all places, as his character Ron Burgundy. Ron was joined by KXMB’s Amber Schatz, who was seriously having the best day at work ever. But HOW did Ron resist making a joke about her last name? A glorious opportunity MISSED. “Anchorman 2″ is in theaters December 20. See part of Burgundy’s newscast above, and more here. [TIME]
I do not care how much you claim to lovvvvvvve Thanksgiving dinner — at a certain point, eating the same damn leftovers everyday gets OLD. For a period of time growing up, I actually hated Thanksgiving dinner because I knew we would be eating it the day after Thanksgiving, the day after the day after Thanksgiving, the day after the day after the day after Thanksgiving, and so on. My parents weren’t huge foodies so it didn’t occur to them to take the leftovers and turn them into something different. But YOU CAN. Here are 10 ways to reuse that leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce and stuffing so that no one at your table whines, “Aww man, Thanksgiving dinner again?!”
Real talk: I actually think Sarah Michelle Gellar’s outfit is executed a little sloppy. The leggings look a little stretched out and I think I saw some stains when I was zoomed in on the original photo. But who cares? I’m not judging! I am still wearing my Thanksgiving Day fat pants. What matters is that the elements of this outfit are super cute — especially that knit animal-print skirt! — and easily replicated on a budget. Find out how to get it, after the jump! Keep reading »
TMZ is reporting that “Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker, 40, died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California, earlier today. Multiple sources have told TMZ that Walker and a companion were driving in a Porsche together, when the driver lost control and hit a tree or light post, and the car burst into flames, killing both passengers. It’s unclear who was driving at the time of the accident.
Authorities told CBS News in Los Angeles that a crash did occur at 3:30 p.m. in the area, and two people were killed, though their identities were not released.
UPDATE: Representatives for Walker have confirmed to multiple news outlets that the actor has died. Walker’s verified Twitter account also confirmed the news. A photo from the scene of the crash has been released (inset — larger photo at the link.) Keep reading »
Did you really think Sir Besties Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would celebrate the American holiday with anyone but each other? Of course not! Here’s how I imagine the big day went down, if Sir Ian and Sir Patrick channeled their alter egos, Captain Picard and Gandalf, in a confusing fashion:
Sir Patrick: Sir Ian, you’re late!
Sir Ian: A wizard is never late, Sir Patrick. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.
Sir Patrick: Well, whatever. Starfleet has issued a direct order to carve this bird!
Sir Ian: Hold out your hand, Sir Patrick. Remember, that wound will never fully heal. The bird will carry it the rest of his life.
Hands Sir Patrick the knife.
Sir Patrick: Well then, let’s make sure history never forgets the name … Thanksgiving.
Sir Ian: So be it. (nods head)
Sir Patrick: ENGAGE.
Annnnnd SCENE. [Twitter]
HELP! I just watched Tina Fey’s ‘SNL’ episode that premiered a few weeks ago and I am obsessed with the red dress she is wearing in the opening monologue. The only links I could find with “Tina Fey” and “red dress” were pretty much only concerned with her recent nip slip and not her actual dress- ha! Help me out, please! – Katy
First of all, Katy, I would like to apologize for the delay in responding to your request. Damn Gmail and it’s weird sorting! Anyway, I wasn’t able to figure out who designed the dress Tina was wearing during her opening monologue oh so many weeks ago, but let’s face it, it was probably a high-end designer piece with a hefty price tag. The good news is that this particular silhouette is everywhere and there were so many similar options that I actually had to narrow it down to just seven — three with similar short and/or cap-sleeves, and four with slightly longer or three-quarter sleeves. But all in bright fire engine red. Check ‘em out below! Keep reading »