FRIDAAAAAAY! Thank god it’s here. Around the internet for your reading pleasure:
– HUGE thanks to The Stripe for including The Royal We on her list of Five Best Summer Beach Reads! (The rest of the list is ace, too.)
– I love this interview with Linda Rodin over at The New Potato. To wit: she recommends two glasses of wine a day.
– OBVIOUSLY I was always going to link to this, at Entertainment Weekly: Kelly Clarkson sings Tinder profiles on Jimmy Kimmel Live
– Also at Jimmy Kimmel and in the same vein, via Cosmo: Josh Groban Sings the Very Best (Well, Worst) of Donald Trump’s Tweets. I LOVE YOU GROBAN.
– TV Insider has a really good interview with EP Stephanie Savage about Astronaut Wives Club, which is not AS CANDID as I suspect she could be but which gives you a sense of some of the changes they made in the show, and some of their reasoning behind a lot of their decision making. It’s interesting; she’s obviously super-smart, and this was a really ambitious undertaking. I’d love to hear, five years from now, the really unvarnished experience of making that show.
– Let Book Riot introduce you to the Mitford Sisters in this week’s Reading Pathways.
– GQ’s interview with Stephen Colbert is wonderful, and moving, and smart. “[T]he thing I’ve been thinking about the most since my time with Colbert is loss. The losses he’s experienced in his life, yes, but really the meaning we all make of our losses. Deaths of loved ones, the phases of our children’s lives hurtling by, jobs and relationships we never imagined would end. All of it. Among other things, our lives are compendiums of loss and change and what we make of it. I’ve never met anyone who’s faced that reality more meaningfully than Stephen Colbert. I suppose, more than anything, that’s what this story is about.”
– This is interesting, on Pajiba: The Life of Marvel Marketing And The Death of Marvel Story Telling
– Here’s a headline for you, via Smithsonian: The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan
–Elle chatted with Amy Schumer’s stylist. Interestingly, she was also the costume designer for Trainwreck (and a variety of other films).
– Did you hear? Brian Austin Green is no longer so precious to Megan Fox. (Lainey)
– Over at The Guardian: “The Wembley to Soweto Foundation helps disadvantaged young photographers reach their potential. At last year’s World Cup in Brazil, former trainees from Soweto and London’s East End went to the favelas and taught young Brazilian kids the art of photography. Now, they’ve returned to London and taken portraits of their heroes for a new show.” Said heroes involve Idris Elba and Alan Rickman. The pictures are great — the one of Judi Dench is as good as any celeb portrait I’ve seen.
– Julianne Hough’s new fiance is VERY cute. (Celebitchy)
– Should we all be drinking shrubs? (Cup of Jo)
– Look at David Beckham sleeping. LOOK AT HIM! (Grazia)
– Oh my god, you guys. Hot New Trend Alert: Bonnets Are Big For Fall. (Paper)