The world was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of James Gandolfini yesterday. Holstens, a New Jersey ice cream shop which served as the backdrop for the iconic final diner scene of “The Sopranos,” quickly filled with fans who wanted to experience a piece of Gandolfini’s entertainment legacy. As a tribute to the late actor, the restaurant placed a “reserved” sign on the empty table where Tony Soprano sat down for his final meal. It’s a striking image, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, Gandolfini’s former co-stars and friends are reacting to his death. One of the most touching messages came from Edie Falco, who played Gandolfini’s TV wife, Carmela Soprano. Keep reading »
Stephen Colbert’s mom Lorna passed away last week at the age of 92. After a brief hiatus, Colbert returned to his anchor seat at “The Colbert Report” and opened the show with this beautifully worded, heartfelt tribute to her. “When you watch the show, if you like me,” he said, “that’s because of my mom.” Watch the clip above, but keep a tissue handy — you’re definitely going to need it. [HuffPo]
This morning I woke up before my alarm went off and started mindlessly surfing the web on my phone. A few random clicks led me to this article about how Gmail’s Organized Inbox feature will literally change your life. I read through it, thought, Huh, that sounds kinda cool, and then fell back asleep, relegating my Gmail thoughts to my groggy subconscious. By the time I’d woken up again, gotten dressed, made breakfast, and turned on my computer, I had forgotten about the article I read earlier that morning … until I logged into Gmail, and, like the Manchurian Candidate carrying out an assassination order, mindlessly moved my cursor over to the “Configure Inbox” button, and clicked.
Boom! Life. Changed. Keep reading »
It was bound to happen, wasn’t it? Between his adorable little face and cabbage patch-esque last name, I’m actually surprised it took this long for someone to create Benedict Cabbagepatch, the Benedict Cumberbatch Cabbage Patch Kid. This one is wearing Benedict’s trademark “Sherlock” outfit; see a photo of Cabbage Patch Khan after the jump! [The Frogman] Keep reading »
I am of the mind that there is no such thing as an ugly bookshelf. As long as it has books on it, preferably a few old ones that I can open and smell shamelessly, any collection of books — whether messy or organized, displayed on an antique or an IKEA — is beautiful. That being said, there is definitely such a thing as a bookshelf that is even more awesome than usual. I scoured the internet and found 10 examples of not-so-average bookshelves that I want in my house, like, now. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
Brilliant makeup blogger Sahily recreated the “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie poster image ON HER EYELID as part of her Summer Movie Makeup series. The craziest part is Sahily is not even a “Star Trek” fan; she was just inspired by the movie art. She says this was an artistic experiment, and “not a wearable look,” but I beg to differ. In fact, I think Amelia and I have found our new daily makeup routine. [Pretty In Pigment via Neatorama]