Big news, everyone: I have a new panda coin purse and I will show it to you in the next What Are We Wearing Today? as I flaunt all of my money. (Spoiler: I have no money.) Until then you’ll have to content yourself with this new Instagram video of Bao Bao, the new baby panda at the Washington, D.C. zoo. Bao Bao is doing “target training,” where she follows the ball and pokes it with her nose in order to get a treat. The zoo explained that this isn’t a trick, per se, but rather a skill that Bao Bao learns as a cub so that zookeeepers can employ it when she needs to visit a doctor. I think we can all agree that when it comes to doing cute things with her nose, Bao Bao is an expert. [Instagram.com/SmithsonianZoo]
I am getting a Kindle Paperwhite for my upcoming birthday (!!!), so it’s time to step up my e-book game. I’ve been noodling the idea of joining Scribd or Amazon Prime, two of the biggest services for borrowing e-books. I’ve been poking through their respective offerings somewhat obsessively to figure out which plan is right for me, so I found this listicle on Parade‘s web site about the most widely read ebooks available on Scribes from each state pretty interesting. They are reading about ice cream up in Alaska, while The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee by Sarah Silverman is giving us New Yorkers an Empire State Of Mind about pee. Just Kids by Patti Smith is their most widely read book in California and I give that two enthusiastic thumbs up. Anyway, I’m leaning towards Prime, but anyone wants to weigh in on the matter, I’m all ears! [Parade]
This year’s Academy Awards may be over, and Leo may have gone home without a statue yet again (see #20 for a priceless reaction shot), but that doesn’t mean we can’t spend today reminiscing about how far our little Leo has come. This picture says it all, doesn’t it? And there’s more where that came from: People brilliantly Photoshopped 10 of the Oscar nominees into scenes with their younger selves. Click through to check out Meryl Streep, Jared Leto, Amy Adams and more hanging out with their pre-crazy-famous selves.
After 27 seasons of almost painful heterosexuality, we were not optimistic that either “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” would introduce a gay or lesbian contestant. I mean, it took them this long to finally have a Latino “Bachelor.” And in an interview this weekend with The New York Times Magazine, longtime host Chris Harrison pretty much confirmed that any diversity in the casting department is a big HELL TO THE NO. Keep reading »
“Cleanliness” is such relative concept that hardly anyone thinks of herself as a dirty person. We all believe we’re neat and clean enough, because, well, it’s our B.O., sandwich crumbs, and long strands of hair we’re living with. (At least you think it’s hair!) But an honest assessment may tell a different story. If your mom/mother-in-law/Martha Stewart were popping by for a visit, would you really just swipe the top of the stove with a Clorox Disinfecting Wipe and call it a day? Thought not. That, my dirty friends, is why we have Jolie Kerr. Keep reading »
Missed last night’s Academy Awards? No worries, I’ve got you covered. Here are the very best moments from the Oscars, including Lupita Nyong’o's intense moment with Liza Minnelli, that much-tweeted selfie, and John Travolta’s amazing inability to pronounce a Broadway star’s name. Keep reading »
Sure, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on a true story, but imagine if this sleazy, misogynistic tale was actually about a bunch of women pulling the same stunts? Nicole Donadio created this parody trailer that imagines just that and, I gotta admit, I’m keen to see more. Can we get fictional sequel to the movie with her at the helm? [Upworthy]
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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Let’s face it: sometimes the Academy Awards suck. At last year’s Oscars, we were lucky enough to have some solid entertainment in the form of Seth MacFarlane’s terrible “We Saw Your Boobs” song, Jennifer Lawrence‘s fall up the stage (which she later blamed on cake), Catherine Zeta-Jones’ “All That Jazz” dance number and Ben Affleck’s mighty redemption by winning Best Picture for “Argo.” We can only hope this year provides us with as much material for water cooler chit-chat the following morning.
Join @TheFrisky on Twitter as we live tweet throughout the red carpet pre-show and (hopefully eventful) awards. Tune in to ABC this Sunday, March 2, starting at 7 p.m. EST, to follow along and be sure to head over to Twitter for the REAL entertainment. See you then!