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Under Awards-Season Fire, The 'Moonlight' And 'La La Land' Teams Displayed Grace (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:50:14 -0500)






In the wilds of this year’s Oscar race, “La La Land” and “Moonlight” were pitched as bitter rivals. In actuality, they were more like competitive pals. Frenemies, if you will. 


As “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz said Sunday upon realizing his film had not actually won Best Picture, “I’m going to be really thrilled to hand this to my friends from ‘Moonlight.’” Horowitz waved director Barry Jenkins and company to the podium without a hint of resentment, despite having just been informed that presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced the wrong winner. 


The exchange was a gracious encapsulation of a monthslong Best Picture contest that assumed complex layers amid Donald Trump’s election. The media’s analyses painted “Moonlight” as the socially conscious contender whose victory would double as Trump resistance, rendering “La La Land” a fantasy frolic doused in Hollywood nostalgia. But as these things go, our armchair narratives outpaced what was happening among the people actually involved with the movies. Having seen one another at event after event since September’s big festivals and the subsequent awards blitz, it turns out the competitors might actually like each other. 


Representing a small independent movie about a black, gay latchkey kid in the Miami projects, Jenkins has remained neighborly throughout the long haul. In fact, he first demonstrated affection for “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle when their movies premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in September. 










And again when the musical enjoyed stellar returns during its first weekend in theaters.






After a Twitter user lamented that “La La Land” would likely topple “Moonlight” for awards, Jenkins politely protested. 






When I talked to Jenkins about his Golden Globe nominations a few days after “La La Land” opened, he called the movie one of his favorites of 2016. “’La La Land’ is an amazing film,” he later told Esquire, defending it against criticisms. “I think there’s a very superficial read of ‘La La Land’ that does injustice to what Damien’s doing in the film, and it’s convenient because these are tough times to make a superficial read of that film. But it’s like, no, this is America. This is what this shit is. You gain something; you sacrifice something else in the gaining of that thing. I mean, that’s dark stuff.”


The “sacrifice” to which Jenkins alludes is Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) ending their relationship to pursue professional fulfillment, which some interpret as a cynical take on romance. Jenkins’ implicit candor about the nature of awards season ― in which movies with little in common are pitted against each other for the sake of trophies ― marks a respite from the mudslinging and strategizing that dominate Oscar derbies. 


The “La La Land” crew exhibited similar grace. While accepting the Golden Globes’ screenwriting prize in January, Chazelle said of his fellow nominees, “One of the actual benefits of this whole rodeo of awards season is getting to meet people whose work you really admire, so all of you, I’m in awe of your work and I’m humbled to be up here.” The telecast cut to Jenkins nodding along as Chazelle spoke. Ryan Gosling, seemingly bemused by Sunday’s mishap, threw his arms around actor Ashton Sanders as the “Moonlight” crew congregated onstage. Nearby, Best Supporting Actor winner Mahershala Ali embraced “La La Land” producer Fred Berger. In the press room backstage, Emma Stone said, “I think we all would have loved to win Best Picture, but we are so excited for ‘Moonlight.’ I think it’s one of the best films of all time, so I was pretty beside myself.” 



At the Governors Ball after the ceremony, members of the “Moonlight” and “La La Land” clans reportedly hugged one another. “It was a surreal, kind of out-of-body experience,” Horowitz told The New York Times. “We’ve been on the circuit with them for six months. If that kind of thing has to happen, I’m glad to give it to them.”


Of course, we can’t know what any of these people really think of the “Moonlight”-”La La” two-hander. But assuming their reactions aren’t just calculated attempts at sportsmanship, the camps’ positive repartee is the exclamation point to a heated Best Picture race defined by Hollywood’s damning statistics about inclusivity and on-screen representation. Some of the Monday-morning quarterbacking has called Horowitz “brave” for announcing Beatty and Dunaway’s mistake, which undercuts “Moonlight” as the rightful winner. Stating a fact on live television is not brave, but Horowitz was gracious and warm in welcoming the other team to take his place, and that counts for a lot. He held up the card inside the proper envelope so the world could see “Moonlight” printed on it. Despite whatever disappointment the “La La Land” personnel felt, it was a rare moment of unity in a cutthroat industry. 






And the affection goes beyond praising one another’s films. About half an hour after the Oscars ended, “La La Land” co-star and producer John Legend praised the “team” from “Moonlight.” On Monday morning, Horowitz tweeted about the “beautiful people” involved with the movie, which he had called “excellent” back in September.






We can now close the books on the 89th Oscar race having crowned a progressive indie underdog that probably wouldn’t have been made 15 years ago. It is, in a sense, a demonstration against the Trump administration, which has exemplified disregard for the sorts of marginalized voices depicted in “Moonlight.” And for those of us who have watched this pony race from the sidelines, it is a vote for what we love most: celebrating the city of stars that provides both escapism and life-affirming mirrors of our planet’s diverse realities. On to the next one!

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Sammy Davis Jr. Handled His Oscar Flub Like A Boss (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:48:05 -0500)






Actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway weren’t the first to make a big mistake in announcing an Oscar winner.


Singer and actor Sammy Davis Jr. flubbed his Oscar presentation when he was handed the wrong envelope at the 36th Academy Awards


At the ceremony to honor movies released in 1963, Davis was set to present the award for best score ― adaptation or treatment. The nominees were George Bruns for “The Sword in the Stone,” André Previn for “Irma La Douce,” John Green for “Bye Bye Birdie,” Leith Stevens for “A New Kind of Love” and Maurice Jarre for “Sundays and Cybele.”


Someone handed Davis an envelope on stage, and he read the name on the card: “John Addison for ‘Tom Jones.’” Addison wasn’t even a nominee in that category (he won for best original score that year).


After some hesitant applause died down ― and Davis realized the mistake ― he jumped back to the podium to address the blunder.


“Oh, they gave me the wrong envelope. Wait till the NAACP hears about this,” he joked.


“I ain’t gonna make no mistake this time, baby,” he added while pulling out a pair of glasses from his jacket.


The winner was André Previn.


Davis’ flub was corrected in a matter of seconds. The same cannot be said for the 2017 Oscars, where three acceptance speeches for “La La Land” as best picture were given before the error was fixed. The rightful winner, “Moonlight,” was eventually announced.


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Emma Stone And Brie Larson Crying In Each Other's Arms Is The Sweetest Oscar Moment (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:45:16 -0500)






Nearly everyone and their mother expected Emma Stone to take home the Best Actress award at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, but that didn’t make the moment any less emotional for the “La La Land” star. 


When she gave her speech, it was clear Stone was overwhelmed with emotion, joking that she would thank and hug her friends when the feeling returned to her body. Still, she got through her moment with undeniable grace. 


The feelings came pouring out when fellow actress and last year’s Best Actress winner, Brie Larson, came over to congratulate Stone backstage. Just as Larson opened her arms to embrace her friend in a hug, both ladies burst into tears (of the happy variety, we’re guessing). 


The Academy captured the sweet moment on video, and it’s giving us all the feels. 



Brie Larson congratulates best actress winner Emma Stone backstage at the #oscars

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Larson also shared a photo of the touching moment on Instagram, writing, “You know what’s better than winning? Watching your friends win.” 



You know what's better than winning? Watching your friends win. @theacademy

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We’re not crying. You’re crying. 

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Casual Racist Jokes At Oscars Detracted From Diversity Wins (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:30:10 -0500)






Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the Oscars Sunday night with a joke that perfectly skewered the Trump administration’s treatment of minority groups, and it was met with rapturous applause. 


“I want to thank President Trump,” Kimmel quipped. “I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?” 


As political jokes go, Kimmel succeeded in lampooning the problematic systemic treatment of marginalized communities. And he should have stuck with that formula. Instead, his jokes ended up lampooning the marginalized communities themselves



Against a backdrop of industry diversity wins, the trappings of inculcated nativism behind Kimmel’s jokes felt painfully obvious.



On Twitter, viewers called Kimmel out on some major uncomfortable instances that made ethnic groups feel “othered,” or that they don’t belong. Against a backdrop of industry diversity wins, the trappings of inculcated nativism behind Kimmel’s jokes felt painfully obvious. 


Sunday’s awards show saw the most diverse group of recipients in Oscars history. A record number of black stars won. The world celebrated the achievements of “Moonlight.” And the speeches were politically charged, with actors and directors speaking in favor of differences and against divisive walls.  


But then Kimmel used Mahershala Ali’s name as the butt of two different jokes.


Kimmel made a comment about the Best Supporting Actor award recipient’s newborn daughter’s name, saying that with a name like Mahershala, “You can’t name her Amy.”


Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. He adheres to Ahmadiyya, a sect of Islam that has been historically persecuted. So, he could probably have done without Kimmel’s jokes designating him as different, as people on Twitter pointed out. 






Kimmel also highlighted Ali’s name when he asked the audience to yell out “Mahershala” during the tour bus skit.


Kimmel also made fun of Asian names during the same skit. When an Asian woman in the tour group told Kimmel her name was Yulree, he turned the joke on her. When Yulree’s husband stated right after that his name was Patrick, Kimmel said: “See, that’s a name.”






In another moment that had some viewers shaking their heads, Kimmel lifted up “Lion” star Sunny Pawar, channeling the iconic “Lion King” scene in which Simba is held up over a cliff. It felt utterly well-intentioned, and the 8-year-old’s reaction even tugged at the heartstrings. 


But as some viewers pointed out, the image of Kimmel, a white host, holding up a brown child who doesn’t speak English as a prop in a skit with African music playing has racial undertones that are impossible to ignore. 






These instances of cultural insensitivity was reminiscent of last year’s awards when racist jokes against Asians played out on the Oscars stage. The Academy apologized after the fact. 


It seems that instead of reactive apologies, there’s a more proactive solution: More diversity is needed behind the scenes and among show stakeholders. Hollywood will hopefully continue to give us even more reasons to celebrate diversity at awards shows in the future. The last thing we need is for the shows themselves to detract from that in the future.


So in other words, no more recaps like this, please: 






 


 

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Your TV Boyfriend Penn Badgley Married A 'Girls' Star's Sister (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:24:22 -0500)


Today in totally random: Penn Badgley aka Dan Humphrey aka Lonely Boy aka Gossip Girl is officially off the market, so any chance of your future romance will live on in that embarrassing fan fiction you wrote back in high school. 


The actor and Domino Kirke wed in a Brooklyn courthouse on Monday, surrounded by friends and family. Domino is sister to “Girls” star Jemima Kirke, who also joined in on the celebration. Thanks to guests’ sweet social media posts, we have a clue what the gathering looked like, and it’s already giving us major Jessa’s-ill-fated-wedding-to-Thomas-John in Season 2 of “Girls” vibes. Hopefully, this union has some more staying power. 



Congrats to a couple beautiful people ❤

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Badgley opted for the clean-cut look, wearing a navy suit and dark tie, while Kirke stunned in a simple floral lace dress.


Domino’s other sister Lola Kirke paid tribute to the new couple with a family shot, which included the bride’s son from a previous marriage. 


“When someone gets married in a courthouse, it’s really an open invitation to everyone but the beautiful bride to explore all that fashion has to offer,” she wrote in the caption. “Here, I try a look simply called ‘Pants,’ as Cassius goes for ‘That Dude from #incubus’ and Jemima experiments with ‘Off to Therapy!’ Congratulations @dominokirke. We love you.”



When someone gets married in a courthouse, it's really an open invitation to everyone but the beautiful bride to explore all that fashion has to offer. Here, I try a look simply called "Pants," as Cassius goes for "That Dude from #incubus" and Jemima experiments with "Off to Therapy!" Congratulations @dominokirke. We love you.

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Badgley and Kirke have apparently been dating since 2014, following the former’s highly publicized relationships with “Gossip Girl” co-star Blake Lively and actress Zoë Kravitz. 


Congratulations to the newlyweds! 

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Trump: Oscar Mix-Up Happened Because The Focus Was On Attacking Me (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:20:05 -0500)






Donald Trump has an explanation for Sunday night’s Oscar flub that is straight out of la la land.


The president claims the organizers spent too much time focusing on attacking him rather than working on getting the details of the show right.


“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump told Breitbart News. “It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”


Some of host Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes that hit the president hardest include: 



“This broadcast is being watched live by millions of Americans and around the world in more than 225 countries that now hate us.”



And this one: 



“I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That’s gone. Thanks to him.”



And, yeah, this too: 



“Some of you will get to come up here on this stage tonight and give a speech that the president of the United States will tweet about in ALL CAPS during his 5 a.m. bowel movement tomorrow, and I think that’s pretty darn excellent, if you ask me.”



Despite Trump’s alternative facts, the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, which tallies the Oscar ballots and holds the envelopes backstage, is taking full blame for last night’s shocking Oscar ending, in which “La La Land” was initially announced as best picture winner rather than “Moonlight.” It issued this statement to The Hollywood Reporter:





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PwC Confirms Employee Responsible For Best Picture Mishap (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:13:00 -0500)






The Oscar flub heard ‘round the world may have happened because of a tweet, reports say.


A PricewaterhouseCoopers spokesperson confirmed to The Huffington Post that Brian Cullinan, a managing partner at PwC, was responsible for handing Warren Beatty the wrong envelope, which led to the Best Picture winner debacle. 


Three minutes before the envelope was handed off, Cullinan tweeted out a photo of Emma Stone with her new Oscar.


Cullinan shared the since-deleted tweet at 9:05 p.m. PT ― Beatty and co-presenter Faye Dunaway would take the stage to present Best Picture at 9:08pm PST. 


The archived tweet can be seen below: 



Cullinan accidentally gave Beatty a duplicate copy of the envelope containing Stone’s name as Best Actress. That duplicate was supposed to be thrown away. Not realizing it was the wrong envelope, Dunaway announced “La La Land” as the winner, when “Moonlight” was actually the Academy’s choice.


In a blog written for The Huffington Post earlier this year, Cullinan indicated that he and Martha Ruiz, another accountant responsible for the envelopes, “don’t leave for the entire show ― not even for a bathroom break!”


“We’re so focused on doing our jobs that we don’t mind the hours of standing,” he said.


Cullinan also told HuffPost mere days ago that it would be “so unlikely” for a presenter to announce the wrong winner.


PricewaterhouseCoopers has already issued a statement regarding the mishap, but there has been no word from Cullinan on what happened or why he deleted his tweets. 






The PwC spokesperson would “not comment on Brian’s tweet,” but we will keep an eye out for any other updates.

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Ariana Grande's 'Everyday' Music Video Will Make You Hella Thirsty (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:47:48 -0500)

Ariana Grande already teased her music video for “Everyday” with the cutest possible lyric video


Well, now she’s finally blessed us with the real deal and boy oh boy is this video surprisingly steamy. 


For starters, it opens with a random couple going to town on the hood of a car. Casual. Normal. Same.



Nothing to see here. 



Then there’s this pair mouth hugging in the middle of a laundromat.



Oh and let’s not forget this couple getting to work on the copy machine in the middle of the office. 



This elderly couple getting frisky on the bus is probably the cherry on top. Just look at the face of the girl sitting next to them.



What really makes the video is Grande playing the role of some weird kind of modern day Cupid. This is her calling. 



Hey Ari, feel free to cast a love spell for me anytime.


We dare you to watch the full video below without getting all hot and bothered.





*fans self*


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Mexican Soccer Star Puts Toys R Us Store On Blast Over Border Wall Decor (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:19:40 -0500)

Miguel Layún, a soccer player on the Mexican national team, publicly denounced a Toys R Us store in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, for using a miniature border wall as decoration.


Layún, who also plays professionally for the country’s FC Porto club team, tweeted a picture of the wall, which included signs with arrows pointing to “USA” and “Mexico.” 


“How sad that the @ToysRUs in Gaia has this kind of decoration,” the soccer star wrote in Spanish in a tweet Saturday. “We chose to leave when we saw this ‘joke.’”






The 28-year-old also shared the photo on Instagram with another message about his disappointment in seeing this in a store that caters to kids. 


“It doesn’t scare me, but I think it’s a lack of respect on the part of @toysrus in Gaia to have this decoration,” Layún wrote in Spanish in the caption. “An inappropriate message for children. Let them grow without prejudices.”  


President Donald Trump promised his supporters a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border during his campaign. Trump signed an executive order instructing for the construction of the wall last month; he has said that Mexico will pay for the structure, eventually, but the U.S. government will finance the project in the meantime.


Toys R Us promptly responded to Layún via Twitter to apologize and say it had contacted the Portugal location to have the display removed. 










After the company’s response, Layún posted a video on Twitter thanking Toys R Us for its apology and asking that none of the employees at the store be fired over the incident. 


“I also wanted to say that it’d hurt me a lot if this ended in someone’s firing or loss of employment at the Gaia toy store, because that wasn’t the point,” he said in Spanish in the video. “The idea was to show that respect is important, to show that it’s a delicate subject that is affecting and is generating difficult problems for many people. So, it’s not a subject to play around with.” 


H/T Latino Rebels

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Proof That Human Alex Jones Is Most Certainly Not Part Reptile (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:12:13 -0500)

Video-making mega force Super Deluxe wants to raise awareness about the biology of alternative facts master Alex Jones, specifically the idea that he might not be fully human.


Alex Jones has made a name for himself by giving a voice to fringe journalism. But just so we’re clear, and as this video proves, Alex Jones is definitely human, and not a froth-snarling creature of reptilian origins.




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Pink's Breastfeeding Photo And Caption Sum Up A Mother's Love (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:02:25 -0500)

Pink’s latest photo of her kids shows her love for them as well as her support for breastfeeding mothers.


On Sunday, the singer posted a photo that shows her breastfeeding her 2-month-old son, Jameson, while her 5-year-old daughter, Willow, is wrapped around her legs. In the caption, Pink expressed her love for her family with a translated part of a poem by Rumi.


“I was dead ― I came alive. I was tears ― I became laughter, Love’s wealth arrived, And I became Everlasting fortune,” she wrote.



'I was dead- I came alive. I was tears- I became laughter. Love's wealth arrived, And I became Everlasting fortune.' -rumi

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Pink has been known to publicly share her support for breastfeeding. During a visit to a British talk show in 2012, she talked about being shamed for breastfeeding in a restaurant while wearing a cover. In August 2016, she posted a throwback photo that shows her nursing Willow and stressed how proud she was to post it. 


“I proudly post this photo of a very HEALTHY, NATURAL act between mother and child,” she wrote.

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This Dance Inspired By 'Moonlight' Is Almost As Gorgeous As The Real Thing (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:55:27 -0500)


Critics have described Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” ― the stunning film awarded Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday ― as a cinematic poem, in part because of its masterful score, stretches of silence, and piercing use of color. 


A ballet-infused dance inspired by the motion picture, choreographed by Robert Battle of New York’s Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, distills the movie’s poetic essence into two minutes of ecstatic movement. 


Under a blue luminosity reminiscent of the moon’s glare, dancers Jamar Roberts, Christopher Taylor and Jeremy T. Villas move to the film’s rapturous score, created by Academy Award-nominated composer Nicholas Britell. 





The three dancers represent the film’s protagonist, Chiron, at various phases of his life ― childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Their bodies communicate Chiron’s struggle to understand and accept himself, trembling back and forth between expression and suppression without saying a word.


In the video, directed by by Anna Rose Holmer of 2016’s “The Fits,” the dazzling blue light illuminates the dancing figures, their every facial expression and undulating muscle telling a unique story. Like the film, Holmer’s short revels in the sensuality and sensitivity of the dancers, qualities which are often overlooked in stereotypical depictions of black men.


Bask in the glow of “Moonlight”s excellence over and over again with the video above, courtesy of Nowness


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9 Things Elizabeth Taylor Taught Us About The Art Of Love (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:36:35 -0500)







Sure, she was married eight times, but there’s no denying that Elizabeth Taylor was a woman who knew how to live and love.




With her joie de vivre and insatiable appetite for the opposite sex, Taylor had the kind of love life most of us can only dream about. She lived her best life and in the process, taught us quite a bit about relationships before she died at age 79 in 2011.


In honor of what would have been her 85th birthday, here are nine things we learned about love from Liz, the fiercest old Hollywood dame of all. 



1. DO play by your own relationship rules, society’s expectations be damned.










“I don’t pretend to be an ordinary housewife. I am not and couldn’t be,” the mom of four once remarked. And it was true — the actress was anything but ordinary. While her peers played the perfect housewife in photo spreads for Life and Look magazines, La Liz made no bones about her career ambition and racked up husbands like it was NBD at a time when divorce wasn’t nearly as accepted as it is now. She was seriously a woman before her time.



2. DO marry someone who thinks you are God’s gift to humanity.








Taylor’s fifth (and sixth!) husband Richard Burton waxed poetic about his wife in his private diaries:




“She is shy and witty, she is nobody’s fool, she is a brilliant actress, she is beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography,” he wrote. “She can be arrogant and willful, she is clement and loving, Dulcis Imperatrix, she is Sunday’s child, she can tolerate my impossibilities and my drunkenness, she is an ache in the stomach when I am away from her, and she loves me!”




Yeah, we think we could get used to someone fawning over us like that.



3. DON’T steal your friend’s husband. But if you do, be sure to patch things up with her. Sisters before misters.






You would think things would have been awkward between Elizabeth Taylor and the late Debbie Reynolds after Eddie Fisher left Reynolds for Taylor (the couple’s longtime friend) in 1959. Instead, the two women remained pals until Taylor’s death in March 2011.




“Women liked her and men adored her — my husband included — and her love for her children is enduring,” Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly after Taylor’s passing. “People always assume you’re going to carry a grudge, but I don’t do that. We passed through that with time.”


4. DON’T turn down diamonds from your significant other, even if they’re given as a post-fight peace offering.








Taylor reportedly accepted a pave diamond-heart necklace after one of her legendary screaming matches with Burton. It would have been rude not to accept, right?


5. DON’T try to figure out the opposite sex. If he’s just not that into you, shrug your shoulders and move on.







 

“I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up,” Dame Elizabeth once remarked. “It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.” We know the type. Still, if Taylor taught us anything about love, it’s that there are plenty of fish in the sea, so if the person you’re with doesn’t think you’re young or pretty enough, tell them to get lost.





6. DO expect arguments. 











Disagreements are an inevitable part of any relationship. Taylor and Burton were so prepared for them, they would reportedly rent three suites when they checked into hotels ― one above and another below their own. That way, the couple figured, their neighbors would be spared if one of their infamous lovers’ quarrels broke out.


7. DON’T settle until you’ve found the one. But DO admit it’s kind of crazy that you’re still looking for him four or five marriages in.



“I am a very committed wife,” Taylor once said. “And I should be committed too — for being married so many times.”


8. DON’T underestimate the need for passion in life. 





“I’ve always admitted that I’m ruled by my passions,” Taylor said. No kidding. When it came to love, Liz was insatiable — so much so that the Vatican accused her of “erotic vagrancy” when she took up with Burton, her married co-star in the 1966 film “Cleopatra.” After that, the couple lived out a totally epic whirlwind romance: marrying in 1964, making up after epic fights time and time again, and eventually divorcing in 1974... only to remarry in a private African ceremony sixteen months later.



“Maybe we loved each other too much,” Elizabeth said, as if such a thing were possible.


9. DON’T mope over a failed romance. 








But what if a relationship doesn’t work out? We’ve always been partial to Taylor’s advice on getting over someone: “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”  




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Republican Pick-Up Lines Are About As Creepy As You Might Imagine (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:08:16 -0500)

They’re out there, wandering the bar scene, touting the benefits of smaller government and stronger defense. Republicans are wielding their right wing pick-up lines to woo unsuspecting humans.


Comedy writers Randall Otis and Brandt Hamilton wrote this video of Republican pick-up lines, and hopefully it will train you to spot them before it’s too late.




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Lorde Teases New Music On Mysterious Website, So What Are You Waiting For? (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:02:31 -0500)


We might never be royals, but at least we have new Lorde music on the way. 


The singer-songwriter from New Zealand tweeted out a link to a mysterious website on Monday that appears to tease her highly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s “Pure Heroine.”


Reports circulated this month that the hitmaker was set to drop the new album in early March after a tweet about a Republic Records music meeting made the internet rounds. 


The new website, which boasts the URL www.imwaitingforit.com, is titled M*******A and features a single video of the singer. In the short clip, a soda-sipping Lorde chills in the backseat of a car with a driver in front as supremely catchy music plays in the background. 


Then, two dates and locations flash across screen ― March 2, 2017 for New York City and March 3, 2017 for New Zealand ― before the screen cuts to black. 


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