I’m not saying I qualify for the Drake Scholarship Program that also includes shopping sprees to Saks but it’s still a fun game to play. That said, Odalie Paret, the recipient of Drake’s latest public generosity was only given 45 minutes in the store. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth (is that the right use of that expression?) but 45 minutes isn’t that much time. Think about it. Let’s say the Saks she went to is two floors, which makes it a pretty modest Saks. It takes at least 10 minutes to do an initial walkthrough of each floor! Don’t you do a research lap before you start drilling down? After the research lap, you want to try things on. Picking the size, trying other sizes, trying other items, it’s not a quick process. I would have needed 2 hours. (Dlisted) 

Here is where I try to play Duana again and discuss sibling naming. Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson’s first son is called Boomer. Their second son’s name… doesn’t exactly go with Boomer. Probably the only names that go with Boomer are characters played by Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay movies. I mean, the only thing that “goes” here is the first letter. (Cele|bitchy) 

I mentioned earlier that I went to bed an hour later than I initially planned to last night because I was remembering Gordeeva and Grinkov. If you know who G&G are, you know what inspired it: the figure skating pairs final last night. It was a great final. I’m happy for Aliona Savchenko. But, you know, when G&G did Moonlight Sonata in Lillehammer in 1994, they put in a hop during their side-by-side spins. You remember that hop? It was the most delightful hop and it takes skill to spin AND hop like that in unison and nobody does that anymore. God, they really were the greatest. (Go Fug Yourself)

Speaking of figure skating, it’s unfair I think to focus so much on Johnny Weir – who is GREAT – because it’s the combination of Johnny + Tara Lipinsky that has made NBC’s figure skating coverage that much more entertaining than it may have been before. That said, if you’re as old as I am, you probably remember Dick Button calling the figure skating events and he always used to crack me up. I wouldn’t mind a Dick Button cameo now and again. Back to Tara though – being a broadcaster is her “second act” and this is a good profile of the work she’s put into getting into the booth. But… I am a Michelle Kwan stan for life. Is it OK that I’m still bitter about that? Michelle Kwan never won Olympic gold. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it. (The Ringer) 

Anne Helen Petersen’s new piece on Hope Hicks because Hope Hicks, by definition of her profession, should understand how gossip works. A publicist him/herself, however, should never be the gossip. This is where Hope Hicks lives now though. Kinda like the way Anderson Cooper somehow makes himself part of the story. My friend Lorella calls him the Julia Roberts of news anchors. It’s my favourite thing. (Buzzfeed)