Casting for the 'IT' Sequel is Coming Together Perfectly, and Wow! That 'NY Daily News' Trump Headline!
I love this news story: the Prime Minister of New Zealand has declared that the country will no longer issue offshore oil and gas exploration permits. Keep Hobbiton green! (CNN)
Jessica Chastain is in for the IT sequel, as God demanded, and it looks like James McAvoy and Bill Hader will be joining her. (Variety)
So, Comey says that Trump was fixated on the “pee tape,” and the New York Daily News delivers fire.
Charlize Theron is on the cover of Elle and she’s making news with her comments, specifically that she wouldn’t “travel with my kids to some parts of America.” Which, I mean, I agree with that sentiment, but it’s a little hard to swallow coming from her, right? (Celebitchy)
Gwyneth Paltrow is getting married and Cameron Diaz is spearheading Gwinnie’s bachelorette party and it sounds like a fun one. But why is she having a bachelorette party to begin with? First I had to deal with second bridal showers and baby sprinkles and now I have to worry about second bachelorette parties as well? Where will this madness end? (Lainey Gossip)
President Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson 2024? Get your bumper stickers ready. (Dlisted)
I personally love Malin Akerman’s disco vibe here. (GFY)
Did you know that the word gymnasium comes from the Greek ‘gumnazein’, which directly translates to “exercise naked.” Here is a list of 8 more words with Dirty Origins stories. (Mental Floss)
This is a very interesting read about a glitch in the brain that can drive a person to overeat. (The Conversation)
I recently finished reading The Pillars of the Earth (which was wonderful) so coming across these stunning photographs of Barcelona’s Sagrada Família basílica is very good timing for me, but truly, you have to look at these photographs. They are magnificent. (5 Things)
Emma Kenney is taking a break from social media after admitting that she was “doing things I should not be doing because it was illegal and I’m not 21.” Get well, Debbie Gallagher. (The Wrap)
I really, really, really appreciate this article about the difference between Southern Cuisine and Soul Food. I particularly identify with this: “In the two thousand eighteenth year of our lord and savior Gladys Knight, why hasn’t anyone figured out a way to make an all-edge peach cobbler?” Crispy crusts are the best part of every dish! (The Root)
I am drooling over every single one of these epic all-inclusive vacations, but particularly the one that goes to Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Which one appeals to you? (The Cut)
Russell Crowe has a softer side, that he reserves for turtles. (Twitter)
Paste Magazine listed their best 50 fantasy books of the 21st Century and this list is…fine. I’m glad they included David Mitchell, who often gets overlooked in the fantasy genre, but they completely skipped over Steven Erikson, and some of the books on this list are just not good at all. What do you think? (Paste)
So I’ve never eaten at White Castle because it was just never on my radar when I still consumed fast food. But they’re coming out with a veggie burger, and you know what? I’d totally eat ‘em. (Eater)
Speaking of foodstuffs, Lainey would totally try these pink KitKats, if anyone wants to send her a care package. (ABC News)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary! Last year, Halbs read Cleary’s Dear Mr. Henshaw as part of a book challenge. In this story, Leigh is encouraged to write, so he starts a diary addressed to his favorite author. He writes through his parents divorce and moving to a new time. Though written 34 years ago, "the themes related to growing up are still relevant." Do you have a favorite Beverly Cleary book? (Cannonball Read 10)
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