4 items from 2015
As the fathers of soon-to-be 4-year-old twins, my husband and I have a perpetual fascination with the “Stanford marshmallow experiment.” For the uninitiated, I’m talking about a psychological test from the late 1960s in which children were offered the choice of one fluffy, white confection or — if they were willing to sit unattended in a room with said snack for 15 minutes (and not devour it) — the reward of two tasty treats.
“Oh Em Gee, Slezak, but what does this have to do with American Idol?!” you ask.
See, I’ve got a theory. The producers of The House in »
Director Paul Feig — he of Bridesmaids and The Heat fame — ain’t afraid of 1) No ghosts, and 2) Casting lesser-known actresses to front his divisive Ghostbusters reboot, as proven by his choice of Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones to star alongside Feig regulars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.
Anyone see that coming? (We didn’t.)
Which isn’t to say we aren’t excited about this cast. Quite the opposite: If you’re a Saturday Night Live fan, you already know Kate McKinnon is one of the funniest, smartest actresses working these days. And Leslie Jones steals just about every scene she’s in. If you’re not an SNL fan, here’s a quick cheat sheet to get you up to speed.
Watch: Return to the red carpet for 'Ghostbusters' 1984 premiere!
Dating is hard enough as is.
When you mix in the possibility of hearing one of these five-word phrases, it’s enough to make you stay inside and die alone. For the last 24 hours, Twitter has been trending #FiveWordsToRuinADate (then #RuinADateInFiveWords), which is exactly what it sounds like.
News: Leighton Meester reveals her worst dating experience ever!
Here is the best of the best...or the worst of the worst, as it were:
Some are just bad dating etiquette:
My mom can drive us. #FiveWordsToRuinADate
— Jeff Drake (@hatethedrake) January 14, 2015
Your Tinder pic looks better #RuinADateInFiveWords
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 14, 2015
My credit card was declined #FiveWordsToRuinADate
— J. Palmer (@vasego1) January 13, 2015
Wait, this is a date? #FiveWordsToRuinADate
— Mikey Piff (@MikeyPiff) January 13, 2015
Some are just bad first-date topics:
Let's talk politics and religion. #FiveWordsToRuinADate
— Ytyk (@TongueAnCheek) January 14, 2015
#FiveWordsToRuinADate I voted for Bush. Twice.
— Ftj (@fairytalejedi) January 13, 2015
I voted for Barack Obama #FiveWordsToRuinADate
— Rnc (@Gop) January 13, 2015
#RuinADateInFiveWords Well, men are equally »
Wonder if Leighton Meester read Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting's Redbook interview? The former Gossip Girl star is no stranger to the topic of feminism—after all, she wrote an op-ed piece for The Huffington Post over the summer titled "I'm Not a Tart: The Feminist Subtext of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men." So when asked whether or not she considers herself a feminist during a recent interview with radio station B-93.7's Broadway's Electric Barnyard, Meester didn't skip a breath before responding, "Yeah, it shouldn't be some sort of sensational news item," and added, "It's something that I think all people should say about themselves." Cuoco-Sweeting's »
4 items from 2015
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