Sigh. What a week, my friends. I hope you are managing to be okay, as I am sure we are all at the end of our collective ropes with the situation with gun violence here in America. (Not to mention all the other situations! We have too many situations!) It is untenable; I feel like I’ve seen so many people who were generally neutral or publicly silent speak out about how we need to figure this out. After years of nothing happening, I have my doubts that anything will happen, but it does feel….a little different this time? Personally, I want to just go outside and SCREAM. Instead, I gave money to Everytown (Bloomberg is triple-matching donations through the 31st) and I called my reps. We’re all so tired. The Cut has a good round-up of ways to help, if you need it.
Anyway. I hope your Memorial Day weekend is peaceful. Heather and I will be back to work showing you dumb outfits on Tuesday; there are definitely some silly pieces linked below to take your mind off the news if you need them.
This is a terrific interview with Melanie Lynskey at Vulture. I just love her. (Just as a note, she does discuss her history with an eating disorder, if that’s a topic you want to avoid.)
We were all wondering about this: The Branded Marriage of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker [NYT]
This is an interesting piece from Lainey about K.Stew and her Chanel wardrobe in Cannes; remember how I noted I wish she’d worn her shorts earlier this week? Apparently that skirt was almost in place of those shorts at the Oscars!
This made me laugh, about the new Mission Impossible: “The official title of the seventh M:I film is Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One. Or is it Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (Part One)?? Or Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning: Part One??? What in the punctuation hell. With every new one of these movies, the punctuation gets more insane. Just like the stunts!” This piece is mostly about how a lot of folks have basically decided to deal with Tom Cruise despite Scientology and I think it’s very interesting and true, but I also always appreciate punctuation complaints. [Lainey]
Speaking of Tom Cruise, this was really funny, from ESPN: Tom Cruise runs. But is he any good at it?
And this: Team USA beach volleyball players break down the iconic scene from Top Gun. We only need one more of these for it to be a trend! (Spoiler: Running experts think he’s pretty good at running, real volleyball players are NOT IMPRESSED.) [USA Today]
This is very fun and surprising (although not THAT surprising, baseball players are very superstitious): Baseball’s Unlikeliest Performance Enhancer: Cologne. To wit: “’I’m a catcher so I sweat a lot,’ Pérez said, pointing to all his gear. ‘So a little perfume helps. The umpires say, “Oh Salvy, you smell good.” I say: “Thank you. Give me some strikes.”'”(OMG, speaking of punctuation, punctuating a quote inside a quote inside something I was quoting just broke my brain.) [NYT]
IMPORTANT: The Most Ridiculously Posh British Actors According to Their Wikipedia Entries [Pajiba]
Likewise important: I’ve ID’d the Ice Swans, Cigarette Cup, and Other Items From Chloë Sevigny’s Wedding [The Strategist]
Agreed: Anne Hathaway & Zendaya’s Bulgari commercial should become a film. [Celebitchy]
You might need this: The Oral History Of Encino Man, Brendan Fraser’s Caveman Cult Classic, a film that I, an Old, saw in the theatre. [Inverse]
I truly cannot imagine how much work was put into writing this very very very silly and fun piece, god bless Rebecca Alter at Vulture: The 100 Greatest Stools in Stand-up Special History