Don’t get me wrong, I do love “Vanity Fair.” It’s my glossy indulgence, friends. However, I’m surprised they’ve yet to address their tendency to bury any actress of color on the second or third fold of their annual Hollywood issue. You’ll have to click through to find either Adepero Oduye (Who? Watch Pariah. So good.) or Paula Patton (sporting wretched and unflattering Leia buns). (Celebitchy)
Speaking of fancy white people, one of my favorites, Shirley MacLaine will be joining the cast of “Downton Abbey” next season. OLD SNARKY BROAD FIGHT! (BBC)
Speaking of fancier non-white people, the delectable Padma Lakshmi has requested that the cast and crew of “Top Chef” not look her directly in the eyes. I, um, I don’t think that will be a problem, my dear. (Warming Glow)
And while we’re on the subject of gorgeous Indian women, Mindy Kaling is currently shopping a pilot to Fox about a hapless OB/GYN. Um. Adorkable? (Splitsider)
I won’t tell you how I got here from there, but allow me to present to you the most disgustingly adorable winter hat. (Fashionably Geek)
You think that looks awkward? Then try reading this description of the difficulties of sex in space. You had me at inflatable tunnel. (The Frisky)
Two links to stimulate your eyeballs this Tuesday morning. First, an opulent Cathedral made from 55,000 LED lights. (ThisIsColossal) And, second, some good old fashioned photography porn featuring some beautiful long exposure shots. (Ned Hardy)
This annual “Empire” contest, “Done In 60 Seconds” could keep me entertained all morning. Check out these one-minute reenactments of beloved movies. (Empire)
As much as I adore this Sherlock-themed craft that the lovely Sara H. sent my way, the better discovery, by far, is the entire tumblr itself. So much to love…including the book cover below. (F*ckYeahBookArts)
What you’re about to see, cannot be unseen. Ryan Gosling+Steve Buscemi=…(Reddit)
Finally, two charts for you, my lovelies. It’s been awhile. First, the industrious brains over at Vulture have come up with an epic Reality Show Venn Diagram. There is, alas, no Donkey Semen category. (Vulture) And, to wash the taste of
Donk Reality TV out of your mouth, here’s a nifty infographic on the constitution of classic cocktails. There’s almost too much information here to be useful, but it is damn pretty. (BioTV)
We’ll finish off with another matched pair. Two videos involving cinematic hands. The first comes from the collected works of Wes Anderson, so don’t be surprised if you see a few paws in there.
And, finally, folks in movies giving the middle finger. I have to say, it’s oddly satisfying and includes my favorite performance from the much maligned Jennifer Aniston.
Joanna Robinson would like to thank all the people who send her links. She knows she’s terrible at acknowledging you, but she does appreciate and love you. She’s giving you the opposite of the middle finger…right…now.