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Book Club: The middle-aged rom-com we need

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 25, 2018 19:34:11 May 25, 2018 19:34:11

Based on its trailer, Book Club looks like a fake movie from an SNL sketch. It’s four women of a certain age reconnecting with their sexuality and romantic lives thanks to the power of Fifty Shades of Grey, which in itself seems like a joke, as Fifty Shades is years past its cultural relevance. Full Story

Solo isn’t bad, it’s also not necessary

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 25, 2018 19:07:13 May 25, 2018 19:07:13
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After all the behind-the-scenes drama and production strife, Solo: A Star Wars Story turned out okay. Better than okay—parts of it are really good. Unlike Rogue One, which bears the Frankensteinian scars of a multiple-director vision, Solo is cohesive from beginning to end, tonally and narratively consistent. Full Story

Royal Wedding Dress Shade!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 25, 2018 18:50:04 May 25, 2018 18:50:04
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So Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was designed by Claire Waight Keller for Givenchy. And it was a very well-kept secret. Claire and Givenchy weren’t mentioned in the weeks leading up to the wedding. As my colleague Traci Melchor would say, the Daily Mail came out wrong and strong Full Story

Nicki and Marshall, sitting in a tree

Maria Posted by Maria at May 25, 2018 17:55:30 May 25, 2018 17:55:30
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Yes, I’m 5. But I don’t really know how to react to the “news” that Nicki Minaj and Eminem are dating.  The story broke because on YG’s new song “Big Bank”, Nicki’s verse Full Story

Smutty Social Media, May 25, 2018

Maria Posted by Maria at May 25, 2018 16:42:08 May 25, 2018 16:42:08
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Amy Schumer is starting a podcast about “pop culture, politics and the world of stand-up comedy”. I’m prejudging it because I don’t think Amy Schumer has the critical eye for talking about pop culture, which includes gossip. She can punch down for sure, but can she’s also really defensive to criticism and has benefitted from relationships with bigger celebrities. Full Story

Royal Meghan’s Coat of Arms

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 25, 2018 15:45:42 May 25, 2018 15:45:42
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Well, sh-t. I totally forgot about this. For many non-royal people, getting married involves a lot of planning – the ceremony, the rings, the dress, etc etc etc. For Meghan Markle, getting married also involved the design of her own royal letterhead and her coat of arms, both of which were released today. Full Story

Normal Blue Ivy 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 25, 2018 14:32:36 May 25, 2018 14:32:36
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If I had to choose a few words to sum up Blue Ivy Carter, the first ones wouldn’t be “normal” or “regular” or “relatable”. I’d probably choose words like “extraordinary”, “celestial”, or “prodigy Full Story