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Her Majesty approves of Meghan Markle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 20, 2016 17:22:24 December 20, 2016 17:22:24
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Here’s the new cover of US Weekly, Christmas edition, featuring Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, fresh off their pre-Christmas week together in London. The headline on the front page says it all: Why the Queen approves Like not just that the Queen approves, as if that alone wasn’t enough, but her reasons for approval. Full Story

The Margaret-Tilda emails

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2016 15:04:59 December 19, 2016 15:04:59
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Margaret Cho has been an outspoken critic of Hollywood’s whitewashing of Asian characters and the industry’s general lack of Asian representation. Margaret starred in the first Asian-American sitcom over 20 years ago. Full Story

Petty people being petty

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2016 21:41:52 December 14, 2016 21:41:52
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It was Taylor Swift’s birthday yesterday. Many of her friends wished her Happy Birthday on social media. Taylor herself, however, stayed social media silent. Was she silent because she wanted to spend her birthday in private? Or was she silent because she wanted to make a thing out of spending her birthday in private? I choose option number two. Full Story

We need to talk about Kanye

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at December 14, 2016 16:58:42 December 14, 2016 16:58:42
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“I am Kanye West. And that feels really good to say, especially this year.” Kanye said this at the 2016 VMAs in August. That quote actually seems like a cruel joke when you look back on it now. Like so many good things, Kanye West has not made it out of 2016 unscathed. There has been a lot to digest lately when it comes to Kanye – mostly unsettling, disappointing, concerning sh-t. Full Story

Taylor Swift in February

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2016 20:50:21 December 9, 2016 20:50:21

People lost their minds last night because Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik released a song. Kathleen made me laugh earlier when I texted her to tell her that I had to admit that I liked it. Full Story

Trevor Noah’s backlash

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at December 8, 2016 15:16:43 December 8, 2016 15:16:43
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Last week, Trevor Noah interviewed Tomi Lahren. Since then, he’s sparked a heated debate online about the conversations people of colour should be having –or not having—with people who don’t value their rights or humanity. Full Story

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World War Brange: sealing the documents

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 7, 2016 22:36:59 December 7, 2016 22:36:59
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Several updates on World War Brange this week. So I wanted to wait to have it all in today’s post. To recap, let’s go back a few weeks. The LA Department of Children and Family Services and the FBI closed their investigations on Brad Pitt last month. The temporary custody agreement, however, remained in place, with primary custody to Angelina Full Story