Benedict Cumberbatch wrote a bummer of a letter to Santa. (Celebitchy)
Carey Mulligan is trying very hard to distract from her horrible dress. It’s almost working. (GFY)
Brie Larson did an interview with CBS in which she was called an “It Girl,” and man oh man does she NOT like that term. (Jezebel)
Chris Hemsworth apparently thought he could just walk into a prison with his gorgeous face and beautiful Thor hair and NOT get heckled and catcalled. Silly man. (HuffPo)
Oh, Leonardo DiCaprio, I’m sorry. But standing next to Tom Hardy isn’t doing you any favors. (Lainey)
Gwyneth Paltrow is saving her 1999 Oscar dress (that famous ill-fitting pink one) for her daughter Apple to wear to her prom. That’s an awfully big assumption that anyone would want to wear that dress ever, isn’t it? (DListed)
Professional waste of space Ann Coulter went on The View to talk about how immigrants are destroying our country. Now, I don’t want to promote violence, but show’s co-host Ana Navarro (an immigrant) and fellow guest Padma Lakshmi (also an immigrant) showed an equally impressive and disappointing amount of restraint. Lakshmi said her instinct was to “slap a bitch,” and I can’t help but wish she had followed through with that. (Uproxx)
Last week I completely forgot to include a usual Friday cute animal video! How selfish of me. Here are some sloths by way of apology.
Just a few months ago, Jimmy Carter announced he had brain cancer, spread from his liver. This weekend the 91-year-old former president revealed that he’s officially cancer-free. (Gawker)
IBM wanted to reach out to women interested in STEM fields, so it gave them the challenge to “hack a hair dryer.” You know, lady things. They have since apologized for being such gross a-holes. (Inverse)
I think I was wrong last time. THIS is my favorite picture of Amy Schumer.
In case you missed it, or just want to read a great profile, brilliant character actor and master of the giant piano Robert Loggia passed away over the weekend. (NYT)
Bernie Sanders won Time’s Person of the Year poll by a landslide. (Daily Dot)
I know a lot of people have very strong kneejerk resistance to the idea of introducing new pronouns into the English vernacular. It’s nice to see colleges and universities taking the initiative here to make all students feel welcome and accepted. (BBC)
"Brittany Gibbons’ book Fat Girl Walking is not a diet book. It’s not a self-help book (although there she shares some very helpful things). It is a memoir, and an autobiography, and it is funny as hell"— Cannonballer NTE. This curse-laden book from a Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice lover seems like it would be right up Pajiba’s alley. Add in a little " bone-deep, gut churning, ‘holy hell: I don’t know how you just admitted that outloud’ kind of honesty," and you’ve got a winner. (Cannonball Read 7)