Last night, Adele Dazeem, the woman formerly known as Idina Menzel (heh), joined Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show“ to sing “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” which won the Oscar for Best Original Song on Sunday.
Along with the show’s trusty band The Roots, Jimmy and Idina rocked out with toy instruments, including but not limited to a lemon shaker, bongos, a Casio keyboard and blocks. Oh, and it still sounds pretty damn awesome. This should be definitely be included on some sort of bonus edition of the soundtrack. Who else is going to have this song stuck in their head all day?
Last night was the season two premiere of “Bates Motel,” which has easily become one of the best TV shows I ever got sucked into. Before the first season even started, someone over at A&E mailed me the first four episodes to screen, which I watched all in one night. I then had to wait another month until I could watch the new episodes, but when I did, they were AMAZING. Equal parts creepy and endearing, the show is a contemporary prequel to the horror flick “Psycho,” and reveals the backstory of murderer Norman Bates.
If you’re not already watching “Bates Motel,” here are 10 reasons you should start (in GIFs)… Keep reading »
And last but certainly not least, as basically flawless as all the stars looked in their gowns and baubles last night, their hair and makeup was equally as on point. I loved Kerry Washington and Margot Robbie deep wine-colored lips, Kate Hudson, Sandra Bullock and Jessica Biel’s Veronica Lake-inspired side-swept waves and Olivia Wilde’s vaguely retro cat eye. Click through to see more of the hair and beauty moments that caught our eye and find out what products you need to recreate some of the looks yourself!
I think every feminist who grew up loving “The Little Mermaid” has that moment when it hits you: Ariel literally gave up her voice for a man. Then you start thinking about the gender dynamics in all your other favorite childhood movies, and pretty soon your Disney obsession has crashed down around you, a pile of misogynist, racist rubble where Cinderella’s gleaming castle used to be. This video asks a simple question: what if Disney princesses realized everything they gave up to snag their princes, and decided to be their own heroes instead? [YouTube]
White lace is a deceptive fabric. It kind of wants you to think it should only be worn during the warmer months, with sandals and bare legs and a tan. And it should be worn then, but you can totally also wear white lace in winter, with the addition of one very important piece — BLACK TIGHTS. Black tights help white lace come out of winter hibernation — just look at how chic Jessica Alba looks in this Victorian-inspired white lace swing dress, her vibe further winterized with a deep plum lip and long sleeves. Here’s how plus-size women can replicate her look… Keep reading »
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]
An Annapolis woman was robbed while in labor — how’s that for a baby story? According to the AP the woman and her boyfriend were making her way to the hospital when they got held up by three men. Get this — the woman’s boyfriend fled. She is in labor, they’re getting robbed and he runs away. Let that sink in for a minute.
The robbers tried to make her let him into the apartment, but she didn’t have a key. Instead, they stole her car. Thankfully, police busted them shortly thereafter. (Had they instead noticed she was in labor and taken her in a car to the hospital, we would have the plot of a rom-com on our hands.) No word on how this poor woman is doing, but she deserves all the gold stars. And all the epidurals. It turns out that giving birth on the New York City sidewalk and a nearby local news crew catching it on tape is not the #1 Crap Terrible Horrible Way To Give Birth. [AP] [Image of pregnant belly via Shutterstock]