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!
Last week we had a great discussion about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and I brought up some of the racial commentary I interpreted in many of the films themes and music. This week feels light years away from that; I can honestly say that I feel a shift in myself, after the Darren Wilson decision. Usually, when I hear that someone has killed yet another unarmed black person, and gotten away with it, I tune out. I know my parents would hate that, but a lot of the time I just don’t care to unpack the story. I’m not sure why Ferguson was different for me, but for the first time I have made an investment of time in following the story from the beginning to the “end,” and I now know why I’ve avoided doing that. It’s exhausting, infuriating, and emotionally draining to feel like you’re witnessing injustice that EVERYONE can see, but also injustice to which many people turn a blind eye. If we ask ourselves about where racism originates, we need to turn to history; but if we ask ourselves why it still exists, we need to look at ourselves. This piece was originally titled, Dear White People, Are You Talking About Racism With Your Kids? As much as I liked the play on Dear White People (one of my favorite movies of the year), I had to open up the conversation, and I didn’t want to seem disingenuous. I really do want to have this conversation with everyone. Please click inside for more.
So here’s a behind the scenes PITNB story for ya (I’m pretending that you’re reading this, and haven’t already clicked inside and watched that clip 3 times)—yesterday I sent Trent a link to THESE new Nick Jonas pictures, to which he basically replied “Meh, too much clothing,” and then proceeded to not post them. LMAO! Well, Trent. It looks like I found a Nick Jonas story worth your time, and you know what? I’m gonna go ahead and share this very important news with our beloved readers. All that to say, Nick Jonas is effing someone’s brain out in this never-before-seen NSFW NSFW OMG SO NSFW clip from his new show, Kingdom. Click inside for more!
Okay, I’ll admit I was skeptical about this video. I don’t want my kids running around dropping F-bombs—not even in the name of feminism. But, having watched it (multiple times now), I have to say I love the message activist T-shirt company FCKH8 is sending with this one. Basically, many of us are more worried about our kids saying naughty words, than we are worried about raising kids in a world where violence and sexism are the norms. What do you guys think of F-Bombs for Feminism? Do you approve this message?
OMG, the little girl who said “Pay up motherfucker!” is my jam. I gotta go make a GIF real quick…