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She's Not Fooled By The Rocks That She Got, She's Just, She's Just Jenny From The Block

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | April 23, 2020 |

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | April 23, 2020 |


Truly, the greatest listicle of all the listicles: The Five Hottest Guillotines of 2020, Ranked. (Current Affairs)

Have you watched Unorthodox on Netflix yet? It’s only 4 episodes and it. is. tremendous. Here is a video of Jessica Chastain interviewing the show’s star Shira Haas. (Variety)

Jennifer Lopez calling the Harry Winston 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring that Ben Affleck gave her “whatever” is my mood for the rest of the year. (Celebitchy)

This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For. Pop culture has been inundated with catastrophe p*rn for decades. None of it has prepared us for our new reality. (Wired)

Here’s the headline: Drake Sleeps On A $395,000 Mattress. And now my life motto. Ready? Say it with me: EAT 👏 THE 👏 RICH 👏 (Dlisted)

Julia Roberts’ new project sounds really interesting. She plays Martha Mitchell, a celebrity Arkansan socialite, and wife to Nixon’s AG. Too bad Sean Penn and Armie Hammer are also attached. Boooooo. (Lainey Gossip)

Why Bats Are One of Evolution’s Greatest Puzzles. Paleontologists seek the ancestors that could explain how bats became the only flying mammals. (Smithsonian Mag)

This is such a good read: “We are busy. We’re out and about hustling to make our own lives work. We have goals to meet and meetings to attend and mortgages to pay — all while the phone is ringing and the laptop is pinging. And when we get home, Crate and Barrel and Louis Vuitton and Andy Cohen make us feel just good enough to get up the next day and do it all over again. It is very easy to close your eyes to a problem when you barely have enough time to close them to sleep.” (Forge) (Publisher’s note: Holy shit, that is a phenomenal piece. — DR)

Are Plants Listening to Us? It Depends Who You Ask. A controversial 1970s book claimed that plants can hear. It turns out its authors might not have been entirely wrong. (The Walrus)

How the rich reacted to the bubonic plague has eerie similarities to today’s pandemic. (The Conversation)

Can’t Stop Influencing Even Though People Want Me to Feel Guilty for It. But obviously I know it’s weird to shill stuff when the economy is falling apart. (Cosmopolitan)

Want to read an excerpt from Drew Magary’s new novel? (Motherboard)

Well, hot dayum to this red carpet showdown: Lupita Nyong’o vs. Gal Gadot. (T&L)

On America’s interstates, brazen bands of thieves steal 18-wheelers filled with computers, cell phones, even toilet paper. And select law enforcement teams are tasked with tracking them down. (Narratively)

The Influencer Economy Hurtles Toward Its First Recession. Faced with a pandemic on the one hand and slashed budgets on the other, some industry insiders say it’s time for influencing to evolve. (Wired)

Cannonballers are having fun sharing pictures of their books with the #CBRbookgram challenge on Instagram this month. Non-Cannonballers, including author Gail Carriger have joined in. There’s still time to join in the fun. Do you like to show off your books? (Cannonball Read 12)

“The Glamour Shot” 😂

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