Van Halen is back: The iconic rock band announced a tour yesterday featuring original members Eddie and Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth. (Eddie’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, replaced original bassist Michael Anthony in 2007.) The band has had its problems—the Los Angeles Times cites “that whole Gary Cherone nightmare of 1998,” as well as the “best left unmentioned” Sammy Hagar era. A 2007 tour featuring the same mostly-original line-up was well-received, but ended early so Eddie could go to rehab. Read more…
If there’s one thing we love more than Beyoncé, it’s cute French boys. And our favorite gay blog Queerty is all over this awesome clip of two hotties named Bertrand and Mattieu, lip-synching and dancing their French asses off to “Crazy In Love.” It’s kind of the best thing ever — and proof that Bey is fabulous in any language! [Queerty]
Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd
Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of the United Kingdom the year I was born (that would be 1984) and remained squired away as a footnote in my memory under “Scary Conservative ’80s Politicians (SEE: Ronald Reagan).” I read several British newspapers and I know, nowadays, that “Thatcherite” is used as an insult. But I also knew that Margaret Thatcher — like Hillary Clinton, like Angela Merkel — was a pioneering woman in the field of politics who deserves my respect and perhaps even admiration. To see Margaret Thatcher brought to life in “The Iron Lady” by Meryl Streep was, for this liberal feminist, an absolute treat.
And if you couldn’t care less about Margaret Thatcher? You should still know “The Iron Lady” will snatch up all sorts of Oscars: possibly one for best picture, possibly one for best director, possibly one for best screenplay, possibly one for best actress, possibly one for best supporting actor, and most certainly one for hair/makeup.
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Good to know we can still say the word “titty” after we poop one out. Stay tuned for the follow-up book, How Soon Until I Can Drink Again? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Wherever your Chinese restaurant may be, please know that the Chinese Restaurant Association of America (if that in fact exists) supports your consumptions of Chinese food on Christmas. [Happy Place]
There’s nothing cats hate more than being dressed up in festive costumes. Seriously? Look at the miserable kitty faces in this collection of Santa cats — the disdain is practically dripping off their furry little bodies. And that’s what makes Christmas cats so much fun.