Months before “Breaking Bad” fans lost their shit after finally learning about the fates of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the series finale, their portrayers, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, read the script for “Felina” for the first time. And a camera was there to capture their reactions as they read the script aloud. I love being able to see Cranston and Paul process the information they’ve just read; the realization that Jesse makes it out alive, and that Walt doesn’t. And the bits of scene description/non-dialogue are fabulous too: “That big M-60 has been placed in there sideways, mounted atop the rig Walt built. It rattles away, sweeping back and forth like Satan’s windshield wiper.” Genius. [via Gawker]
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Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “The Returned,” Make Tofu Rancheros & Enjoy Yago Hortal’s Abstract Painting
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!
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Taylor Swift has never been afraid of wearing red, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen her in this color red — and it looks amazing on her. Call it Burgundy, cranberry, maroon or oxblood (if you’re nasty), I think TayTay may have found her all-growns-up signature color. And I love how she’s gone monochromatic from lips to toe — although I’m not sure I’m a fan of those shooties. Mostly because their existence forces me to use the word “shootie” in a sentence, but that’s not really Taylor’s fault. Otherwise, well played, girl! [Photos: Getty]
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real and it’s a menace! Help beat the winter blues by bundling up in these colorful cold weather accessories. Seriously, it’s kind of difficult to be in a shitty mood with a hot pink pom-pom hat on.
Hell yes, it’s Friday, get me the hell out of here, time to go see “Catching Fire”!!!!! (And here’s what we’re wearing today, by the way…)
If you can believe it, actress Abigail Breslin — you know, the adorable little girl who charmed audiences in “Little Miss Sunshine” — is turning 18 in six months, but she’s already looking pretty grown up to me. Abigail recently posed for edgy photographer Tyler Shields in a state of underdress, and posted a couple teaser shots to Instagram. In one, Breslin appears to have ditched her top and is covering her post-pubescent tatas with what looks to be a towel. In another (see it after the jump), she’s huddled (naked, presumably) in a bathtub. Breslin and Shields worked together previously on his movie, “Final Girl,” and have maintained a friendship. But lest you think Breslin is trying to prove something with these racy shots, she explained to E! News, “I don’t make these conscious decisions to do it to like prove to the world that I’m grown up. I think people see my work and see what I do and see that I’m grown up. But yeah, I’m almost 18. Every headline for the past three years has been ‘Abigail Breslin All Grown Up,’ so I am kind of growing up. I do want to try different things but it’s all for fun.” Hey, fair enough. But can I still get a “Little Miss Sunshine 2″? [E! Online] [Photos: Tyler Shield] Keep reading »
Want to add a little lift to your gait but not lose your footing traversing through the rainy and snowy weather to come this winter? Wedge boots are the answer! You’ll get a few extra inches of height, but your feet will feel like they’re still walking on (mostly) flat, solid ground. From ankle to knee-high, fancy to rugged, here are a ton of wedgy, heh, options.
I can’t believe “Girls”‘ third season starts in less than two months. It feels like just yesterday that the show was making its debut to a chorus of equal parts “IT’S THE BEST THING ON TV EVER” and “THIS SHIT DOESN’T REPRESENT ME OR ANYONE I KNOW.” So what’s ahead for “Girls” in season three? More of the same, from what I can glean! Hannah and Adam seem to be together and traversing through the wilderness, Jessa is back and more luminous than ever, Ray is still a loser and there’s not nearly enough Shoshanna. And, as these are post-Miley times, Hannah finds time to twerk against a gravestone. I’m sure there’s a great reason! Will you be watching on January 12? I will, but I’m just as predictable as they are.
Over the last few days, a bunch of ink has been spilled discussing the topic of selfies — officially the word of the year! — and whether or not they’re good or bad for women. First, at Slate, Rachel Simmons suggested that selfies are a powerful self-esteem builder for girls. Erin Gloria Ryan at Jezebel took the opposite point of view at Jezebel, writing yesterday selfies are not empowering or feminist and are, in fact, a “cry for help.” Many women on Twitter were angry with her piece, because it failed to recognize that for women who don’t fit the white, cisgender, thin, able-bodied norm, posting selfies can be a radical act. Twitter user ConvergeCollide started the hashtag #feministselfie and encouraged women to start posting their selfies and before you knew it, the topic was trending.
I take a ton of selfies, for a variety of reasons, because most people who take selfies take them for a variety of reasons and not simply because we are A) making a feminist statement or B) crying for help. I take selfies because I used to feel like I was ugly and now I don’t anymore. I take selfies because my dog can’t take pictures of me. I take selfies because I like to spend most of my time alone but I still want to document that I exist. Here are 13 of those selfies, judged on how feminist they are.