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The Timing of that Royal Baby Announcement Was a Little Unfortunate

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | October 15, 2018 |

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | October 15, 2018 |


Other than the thickness of the lace on the sleeves and the hem (which is just me being picky) I looooove this dress and Zoe Saldana looks so springy and fresh in it. I almost forgot it was the middle of October. - (GFY)

Petr asked (sarcastically, I’m guessing) “Did you know that the US military sometimes has a negative effect on stuff?” - (EcoWatch)

So everybody probably already heard the news about Meghan and Harry and their upcoming bundle of royal joy. OtherLainey brings up the unfortunate timing of their announcement and the reasons surrounding it. - (Lainey)

For years, when I worked in a corporate job, I would always stress when sending out meeting notices that I’d sent the wrong invite to the wrong participants or something. Evidently, someone at the US State Dept. doesn’t stress as much about their meeting invites. On the other hand, anyone should be happy to get this invite! - (Buzzfeed News)

Kayleigh’s right, “This year is beyond parody.”

Oh, yeah, that super cute “MY son” guy from his mom’s dopey Tweet last week (Last week? The week before last? I have no idea. I have no concept of time anymore in this hellscape of a year.) went on Good Morning America Friday with his brother. Turns out, he’s just as lovely on tv as he is on the Twitter. - (Celebitchy)

“Becky Blocker,” as she was called, has been fired from her job as a manager for a luxury apartment management company after she attempted to block a black man from entering his apartment in the building she also lived in. Too bad she wasn’t also fined or detained by the police for making a bullshit 911 call, too. - (The Root)

Kristy swung by the Awards Watch podcast and weighed in on the Oscar chances of A Star Is Born, The Favourite, Can You Ever Forgive Me, and Paddington 2. Because obviously. - (Awards Watch)

Chow Yun-fat, multi-multi-millionaire, wants to give away his fortune to charity and just be “a happy and normal person.” Delightful! - (Dlisted)

Roxana reminds us, “In case we needed a reminder of the greatness of Simone Biles, here’s a write-up on her power right now within the gymnastics world, and how her call-out of the new USA Gymnastics CEO Mary Bono for standing against Nike and Colin Kaepernick was just one aspect of that.” - (Deadspin)

Jane Austen has inspired many adaptations, modernizations, and retellings. Ibi Zoboi remixes Pride and Prejudice to ground her tale of first loves and growing up in Pride. The Bennett family becomes the Dominican-Haitian American Benitez family and Mr. Darcy becomes the gentrifying Darcy family across the street. She keeps a lot of familiar elements, but scootsa1000 says, "there’s so much that Zoboi brings to this old story, giving it a lot of new life." Do you have a favorite Austen adaptation, modernization, or remix? (Cannonball Read 10)

Ok, what IS happening? The follow-up tweets are GOLD!

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