Happy dreary(ish) Monday!
Here’s something to get you started gently: Wiener dogs racing on ice! - (Cuteness)
President Trump stood for the National Anthem while attending the College National Championship Game tonight, but uh … he doesn’t actually know the words to the National Anthem. (Also, go Georgia.)
Trump clearly does not know the words to the US national anthem, yet he thinks Colin Kaepernick is "a son of a bitch" for kneeling during that very anthem. pic.twitter.com/SDbF0bUb1U #NationalChampionship— Very Stable HawaiiDelilah (@HawaiiDelilah) January 9, 2018
And yet, SOMEHOW, Donald doesn’t come up as the most oblivious Trump tonight.
There is SO MUCH good stuff over on Lainey Gossip, I had a hard time picking one thing to link to. If you enjoyed the Golden Globes, go read EVERYTHING on the first couple of pages - Lainey, Kathleen, and Duana covered it all so well. I did want to link specifically to the blurb about Tracee Ellis Ross, though, because, duh, it’s Tracee Ellis Ross! Do you need more of an explanation than that? - (LG)
Leave it to Tom and Lorenzo to have the perfect take on the #TimesUp Initiative. “The #TimesUp Golden Globes dress blackout worked not because of how it looked, but because so many of the participants were jubilantly at the ready, armed with talking points and facts…” - (T&L)
I saw Debra Messing call out E! on the red carpet last night, but I missed Eva Longoria’s comments and SJP’s. I’m happy to know others said something. - (Celebitchy)
The Fug Girls *obviously* have all the fashion takes from the Globes today, but also, they have Princess Charlotte on her first day of nursery school, so, yeah, I HAD TO, DAMMIT! - (GFY)
One of my favorites, Kelly Clarkson, could not have been cuter or more fun at the Globes on Sunday. She’s a damn delight. - (VF)
OOOH OOOOH! Did you see the L’Oreal Elvive commercial last night? Did you gasp? I gasped! - (Dlisted)
The Rock’s daughter rocks.
A BBC News Editor discovered she and another female colleague made 50% less than their two male co-workers. SHOCKING, I KNOW! She’s having none of it. - (NYT)
If Trump, or any other GOPers for that matter, had hopes of The Notorious RGB slowing down and retiring soon, they can just sit and spin. Judge Ginsburg has hired law clerks for the 2019 term. - (Newsweek)
In an exclusive interview with the president of the CW Network, Black Girl Nerds gets some insider scoop on Black Lightning and tries to get the deets on Rosario Dawson’s arc on Jane the Virgin. - (BGN)
A child has been murdered, and the mother wants revenge. In Kanae Minato’s Confessions, multiple narrators add pieces of the puzzle as the readers discover what happened to the child and the mother’s diabolical revenge. Pluiedenovembre recommends this for fans of crime fiction, "it goes all in when it comes to the darkest corners of the human heart and mind." What would you do if you knew who murdered your child? (Cannonball Read 10)
Since there was no Sunday night PL, you get a bonus CBR blurb, luckies!
Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ was a big hit with Cannonballers and Scootsa1000 is pleased to tell you that her follow up novel, Ramona Blue, is also very good. "I loved Ramona. And I hated Ramona. Her stubborn refusal to face the future really pissed me off." Are you planning to watch the movie adaption of Dumplin’ when it comes out later this year? (Cannonball Read 10)
And now since it’s been stuck in my head all day, I’ll leave it in yours - YOU’RE WELCOME!
“I want my babyback babyback babyback ribs. I want my babyback babyback babyback ribs. Chili’s…”
Eating with my sister. We hear a gasp: “Girl, that is Shonda Rhimes.” Her friend doesn’t look up from her plate:”Fool, that ain’t Shonda Rhimes. What the hell would Shonda Rhimes be doing in Chili’s?” You can take a girl out of the Midwest but don’t come for her baby back ribs.— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 5, 2018