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Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Candidly Nicole,” Make Friendship Bracelets & Read Up On Harper Lee

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

First Look: Carrie Mathison Is Still Drinkin’ And Poppin’ Pills In This “Homeland” Season 4 Preview

Homeland Season 4 Preview
Still Ugly Crying Too!

If you’re not caught up on “Homeland,” beware that there are spoilers ahead, i.e. in the very next sentence so stop reading now, you’ve been warned. When we last saw “Homeland”‘s Carrie Mathison, the bipolar CIA agent was mourning the death of her beloved tiny-lipped, ginger-haired, terrorist-sympathizing boyfriend Brody, expecting his child and preparing to take a new job as Station Chief in Istanbul. Fans were left wondering how the show would evolve now that it wasn’t going to be Brody-centric, and I’m afraid this teaser trailer for the fourth season doesn’t tell us much. Thankfully, we can take comfort in the knowledge that while Brody is six-feet-under, Saul Berenson and Peter Quinn still have Carrie’s back.

Jennifer Aniston Loves Justin Theroux’s “Beautifully Captured Eyeballs”

“I commend him for his courage. This is not normal for him. He’s so graceful and utterly kind and golden. It is amazing. He’s just so beautiful and handsome to me, and I love that his eyeballs are so beautifully captured because those eyes just knock me out every day. He just gets better every year. He’s just like a lost gem in the sand, and he’s just always been there and been brilliant, and now this is just in a different light.”

I love it when celebrities seize an opportunity to glow about their significant others and just run with it. In this case, Jennifer Aniston was at a party celebrating her fiance’s Details cover and shared some details of her own about what makes Justin so special. She really laid it on thick, huh? A golden, graceful, brilliant lost gem in the sand, staring up at her with his beautifully captured eyeballs. Was she high? She sounds high. [WWD]

Anna Paquin & 10 Other Celebs Who’ve Jumped On The Purple Hair Trend

I remember when “True Blood” first debuted and we got our first glimpse of New Zealander Anna Paquin (then still best known for her Oscar-winning role in “The Piano” years before) as blonde waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Paquin looked so different and not like herself as a blonde, but thanks to her complete embodiment of the role, it didn’t take long before it became hard to imagine her as anything but a towhead. Well, Anna’s apparently been itching for a change, so when “True Blood” finished filming its final season this week, the actress went straight for the bottle. The dye bottle. Paquin posted these photos to social media yesterday, showing off her new purple and blue hair, and I think it looks amazing. Hmm, maybe it’s time I did a little experimenting… [E! Online]

Anna’s new look is daring, sure, but it’s also surprisingly “on trend,” as the lady mags say. Many fashionable celebs have dyed their hair some shade of purple, lilac, lavender or eggplant in the last few years. Maybe purple is the new ombre? Click through for more…

Pad Gardner, The Man Who Wants To Be A Maxi Pad, Alleges He Was Assaulted By MRAs

Meet Pad Gardner
He wants to become a Kotex maxi pad. Read More »

Remember Pad Gardner, the guy who is trying to become a pink, disposable maxi pad? Pad is obviously a unique individual and his desire to be something that is, according to his Facebook About Me section, “pressed against a soft vulva for a woman’s period” seems fairly harmless. (Although maybe I just think that because I use tampons and/or a Diva Cup, and no pads of any kind ever go near my vulva.) But according to a Facebook status update posted last night, Pad has become a target of Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs). Pad’s post explains:

Today I went to my math class at the college, and upon leaving class I was being followed around by two guys. After leaving the college they continued to follow me downtown as I walked. I realized I was being followed, and hid inside a bathroom downtown. They came into the bathroom, and jumped me. They said I didn’t belong in the Men’s Room. They hit me in the stomach and ran. Keep reading »

Must Haves: 10 Edgy Pairs Of Front-Back Earrings

Ever since Emma Watson showed up to the Golden Globes in January wearing Dior’s asymmetrical double pearl earrings, I’ve been dying to find a similar pair of front-back earrings. Basically, front-back earrings are when the back of the earring — what would normally be a boring post — is actually a decorative part of the earring. Many of them mimic the look of tunnel earrings without the stretched out piercing hole. Sometimes front-back earrings are even two pairs of earrings in one. When I went to Paris in May, I stumbled upon a little jewelry shop that was selling a pair similar to but decidedly more affordable than the Dior earrings, but the smaller pearls could also be worn separately as plain ol’ studs. So cool! Click through for 10 pairs of front-back earrings I’m totally loving…

Dudes Sticking Flowers In Their Beards Is Maybe A Thing Now

Dudes Sticking Flowers In Their Beards Is Maybe A Thing Now

I love beards. I love flowers. But I’m not sure I’m sold on dudes putting flowers in their beards, the hot new “trend” barfed out of the summer festival circuit like a worn out pair of Birkenstocks. Yes, “flower beards” are apparently a thing, though I doubt they’re so much of a thing that the trend will trickle down throughout the facial hair-growing populace. Like, you won’t see flower bearded Wall Street dudes trading stock with daisies dangling from their faces. It’s just enough of a thing that Esquire wrote about it, and there’s a Tumblr devoted to it, and Kirsten Dunst gave it her approval. Still, now would be the time to share your thoughts and concerns. DISCUSS.

OMG I Love Your Hair: Diane Kruger’s Braid Within A Braid

OMG I Love Your Hair: Diane Kruger's Braid Within A Braid

Oooh, I’m totally swooning over the hairstyle Diane Kruger wore to the premiere of her show “The Bridge” late last week. It looks complicated but I think it’s actually quite easy. It looks to be that Diane — or her hairstylist, let’s be real — sectioned the hair into two at the top of the head and did a Dutch braid (an inverted French braid) on the back section, then braided the front half of hair back and around/on top of it, so that the Dutch braid peeked through. The result is very Grace Kelly in front, Daenerys Targaryen in back. So unexpected! [Photos: Getty Images]

“Weird Al” Yankovic Parodies Lorde With His New Song & Video For “Foil”

Weird Al Yankovic's Video For "Foil"
Like Lorde's "Royals," Only Much More Useful!

“Weird Al” Yankovic! Still a thing! And he has a new album of relatively funny parody songs called Mandatory Fun. Every day for eight days leading up to the album’s release, Weird Al has been releasing a new music video, and today’s is admittedly not to be missed. “Foil” is a parody of Lorde’s “Royals” and yes, it’s about the highly useful household product. Frankly, I think foil is more worthy of tribute song than those “royals” Lorde was singing about. I mean, you can use it to make a DIY robot costume for Halloween and to cover up your leftovers. [Daily Dot]

Girl Gets Her Wisdom Teeth Removed, Promptly Expresses Desire For Ryan Gosling’s “White Dick”

Girl Gets Her Wisdom Teeth Removed, Promptly Expresses Desire For Ryan Gosling's "White Dick"
Me Every Day, Basically

Hmm, filming someone as they’re waking up from anesthesia after getting their wisdom teeth removed — mean or hilarious? I think it depends entirely on what they say while they’re under the influence and have big wads of cotton stuffed in their cheeks. For example, this woman is hilarious. All she wants is to have sex with Ryan Gosling. Can’t the girl get a little white dick? And if not, looking like a Kardashian will do. This is pretty much my daily inner monologue, minus the “white” dick part. I like dicks of all colors. [Gawker]

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