A few days ago I was lit’rally in tears whilst reading this amazing article on The New Yorker. I mean, honestly. There is nothing more wonderful to me than this, “An Open Letter from Your Horrible Facebook Friends.” I think the best part about articles like this is when you see yourself in them. So when I got to the part that mentioned “The girl who appears to have stayed perpetually pregnant since graduation,” I died laughing and devoured the rest of the piece immediately. I then found the writer on Twitter and stalked him and his friends for a good 30-45 minutes. It was a great time. But you wouldn’t believe the Facebook comments I got from friends who said they LOVED the piece, but were bummed that they couldn’t share it because they had Facebook friends that might take it personally, or might not get it. OMG that made me SO unnecessarily sad! I need to get to the bottom of this, so click inside for more!
Hey guys! Iris here, and I have some news (and a review) about a new web series, titled I Love Lucy and Bekka. The last time I absolutely stanned over an online show was Issa Rae’s brilliant creation, Awkward Black Girl, so I’m happy to find a new comedy to love. I might be slightly obsessed with Gina Rodriguez (as some of you may have noticed on the PITNB Facebook page, heh), so I caught wind of this new project she stars in from her official Twitter account. Created by Rachael Holder, the show consists of 12 episodes that are two-minutes long. You have to start watching with us, so click inside for more!
Late last week, my dear friends Tamar Levine and Nicole Alvarez launched a project on social media called We Are All Uncool that attempts to bring a bit of genuine, realistic and honest conversation to social media. As you are well aware, we all tend to use our social media presence to showcase a side of ourselves that may appear perfect, unblemished, flawless, etc. But this is not reality. The We Are All Uncool project aims to remind people that we are all flawed individuals that not only unites us in our imperfection but makes us stand out as unfiltered individuals. Since the project launched last week, thousands of people have joined the We Are All UncoolInstagram account to share photos and information about themselves that they may not share on social media because it’s not “cool” enough. I was happy to participate in this project on launch day and I have really enjoyed watching it take off. The gallery here collects photo submissions from some of our friends … but you can visit the Instagram profile HERE or the Tumblr page HERE to see more photos. Follow the hashtag #wearealluncool to see all of the photos that continue to be shared each day. You can click below to see what I shared with my photo submission and I hope you will be inspired to participate as well. In truth, we are all pretty uncool … isn’t it time we apprecaite the things that make us unique rather than always strive for unattainable perfection? More »
I probably haven’t watched a full episode of Saturday Night Live in about six months, but I just had to watch last night’s big anniversary special extravaganza. There were some parts that I missed (it ran about 3 hours long), but from what I saw, the skits for the night weren’t all that funny. It was just incredibly fun to relive some of my favorite moments from over the years (cowbell, The Rapists/Jeopardy, that hilarious collection of everyone breaking character). There was, however, one major highlight that I have to share with all of you this Monday morning. The makeout session heard ’round the Twitterverse, inside!
So, I’m not sure how I feel about this story. An un-retouched photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford has gone viral, and many are applauding her and/or Marie Claire for this picture. But the truth is, the photo was leaked—neither Crawford nor Marie Claire put it out. The person who tweeted it was misinformed, and thought it was for an upcoming cover story, but in reality it was taken during a shoot for Crawford’s December 2013 Marie Claire Mexico Latin America cover. I guess I’m just feeling like the photo leak was sort of a violation—if they wanted to use this photo, they would have used it. So everyone calling Crawford brave or whatever, well, it just doesn’t seem fitting for this story. But click inside for more, and tell me what you think!
I kid you not, I was in the middle of my ongoing Gilmore Girls marathon when I realized the Super Bowl had started and I’d already missed the first set of commercials. UGH. Tragic. (And, apparently, some of the commercials were really interesting/hella dark, so I’ll have to catch up on those later). So yes, I’m one of those people who legit watches the biggest sports event of the year for the commercials, the halftime show, and the memes! Iris and I had a blast tagging each other on some of these last night, so in case you missed ‘em, click inside for some of the best Super Bowl XLIX memes!
So apparently there is a guy who is the undisputed king of fake commercials, and he is here to give you the best Saturday morning ever. (And this might even give Mark Zuckerberg a chuckle, after that poop portrait situation.) Thank you, BrentWeinbach. Everyone, please enjoy this hilarious fake Facebook commercial that is sooo 1995, I feel like I’m back in the 5th grade (what’s good Mr. Bebe). I love this, there’s really nothing else to say.
The conversation about police brutality and murder by police in America is just beginning, and protestors continue to take to the streets to bring attention to the fact that black lives do not seem to matter in this country, and that has to change. Someone created an amazing time-lapse video for Mashable, which gives you a sense of the massive number of people who came out last night for #MillionsMarchNYC. Check out the video for more, and click inside for some powerful images from the march. The Orange is the New Black cast came out, along with Russell Simmons, Nas, and countless others.
OMG. NSFW. NSFW. NSFW. NSFChildren. NSFGod or your parents or anyone, really. Hallelujia, Devonte Antonio is finally on YouTube with his very own Confessions of a Gay Black Nerd series, and my older boys are not home, and hopefully the little one is not retaining any of this information. I’m speaking, by the way, of Devonte Antonio‘s YouTube video I Don’t Bottom… but. Lordt Jeezus, I can’t. Y’all know I have been going hard for Devonte for a little while now, and I’m ready for this to happen. I’m ready for him to get his own show on MTV, possibly titled, The Only Gay Man Not Stanning For Beyoncé But You Not Gon’ Fight Him Though. Okay, I’m not great with titles for shows, but whatever. Pleeeeeeaassssseee click inside for more.
Happy Sunday, folks! You may be tired, you may be busy, and you may have relationship drama—but something tells me you didn’t log on Instagram to see that your ex had outed you to the entire world. Whooo! Methinks Chris Brown and Karrueche, who have had QUITE the relationship, are officially dunzo. And the same is probably true for Chris Brown and Drake’s friendship, which was once complicated by another woman—the great and powerful Rihanna. Folks, this is the stuff celebrity break-ups are made of. Click inside for more!