5 Things to Talk About Today

Since it’s a sad, rainy humpday, you’re probably ordering Seamless lunch and not leaving your desk/home office, but here are five things to talk about nonetheless…

1. Actress Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

Actress and indisputable fashion icon Lauren Bacall died Tuesday at the age of 89. Bacall made her on-screen debut in 1944 in the film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not,” which also starred Humphrey Bogart, whom she later married. If you weren’t familiar with Bacall before today, take a moment to delve into the many online slideshows featuring her work. The woman was an absolute stunner. [NYTimes]


2. Zosia Mamet Opens Up About Eating Disorder

Zosia Mamet, who plays Shoshanna on Girls, opens up about battling an eating disorder in the September issue of Glamour magazine. She says her struggles began after being called “fat” at the age of 8 and has since spent time in and out of treatment centers. She hopes that in sharing her story, others will do the same, urging readers to “diminish the stigma.” She writes: “Let’s remind one another that we’re beautiful.” [Glamour]

3. Anna Kendrick Had a Drink with Theon Greyjoy in Vegas; the Internet Goes Wild

Actress Anna Kendrick is reportedly dating actor Alfie Allen A.K.A Lily Allen’s “Alfie” A.K.A Theon Greyjoy, the castrated “pet” of that creepy dude from “Game of Thrones.” Kendrick used to date Edgar Wright A.K.A “Shaun of the Dead” director. TRY TO KEEP UP. [Gawker]

4. Ariana Grande Goes Full-On Zenon

Ariana Grande goes into zero gravity for her “Break Free” music video and it makes zero sense, which is unsurprising since the lyrics don’t either. The video claims to be “two steps ahead of present-day reality,” but if this is what the future looks like, then I don’t want ANY part of it. The appearance of a “phallic Snuffleupagus,” as Charlotte aptly describes it, will make you want to use gravity to your advantage and throw your computer out a window. [YouTube]


Amelia shared this link with the office this morning and it made Krista cry. [YouTube]

If you can find a way to focus after consuming all this Internet stuff, you win every prize ever.

  • Yesterday was a very sad day in regards to the passing of Betty Bacall. There was a period in my life when I dressed almost exclusively like actresses of the silver screen (I was a fucking weird little child with a friend group made almost entirely of old ladies, but that’s another story), and she was always the woman I would try to emulate most. Her raspy voice, The Look, her impeccable style…all of it was a source of confidence. She knew she was “all that,” and she was even more lovable for approaching her fame and image with a dry sense of humor.

    Besides, who doesn’t love the wiggle? (starts @ 36 seconds in) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs4vI2XnQJ4

  • Tara Edie

    Lauren Bacall, I still can’t believe it. What an icon, a legend really. I was just at a photo exhibition this weekend full of photographs of the dame. So sad.

    And great article by Shoshanna from Girls. She’s brave to share her story, one so many relate to.


  • I feel like the Ariana Grande video is more Barbarella then Zenon but either way I think I like it. 🙂

  • That cat video was a sign that I need to get off the internet and go do something…haha!

  • It’s been a very sad time with Robin Williams and now Lauren Bacall passing. I will be re-watching all their movies.


  • =^..^=

    Uhm, Who’s Krista & why is she crying about the cat video ?

  • mercy
  • nick

    ariana grande , love it !

    sepatu pria

  • jonh

    the cat so cute !
    kemeja pria

  • Rachel Weinstein-Bacal

    She was my cousin and a fabulous woman. <3

  • Alexandra Puffer

    That meow mix edm remix… you have got to be kitten me.

    Warm regards,

  • Roxana

    Does Ariana Grande know we’re in 2014?