First of all, because this weekend is Labor Day here in the United States, we are taking off Monday and will be back with regular coverage on Tuesday, September 8th.

Second, if you’re looking for something to read over the long weekend, or just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, The Royal We is currently $3.99 for Kindle. You should buy it!


– In case you missed it, we went to the VMAs red carpet and wrote all about it for Cosmo. Puppies! Hoverboards! Taco Bell!

– This is SO BRILLIANT, at McSweeney’s: Taylor Swift: A Socratic Dialogue.

– This week was the first week of school at Hogwarts (obviously), and JK Rowling BECAUSE SHE IS THE BEST tweeted some details. Obviously, little Jimmy S Potter is in Gryffindor. (Flavorwire)

– This week’s recipe — why are they so often cocktails? Don’t answer that — is the Rosé Wine Slush at Glitter Guide.

– Mental Floss runs down 14 Things You Might Not Know About Sweet Valley High

Let’s talk about Sandy Bullock’s new boyfriend. Is he good enough for her? (Lainey)

– This headline actually is pretty accurate, at Slate: When You Add Subtle GIFs to Iconic Book Covers, the Result Is Kind of Magic

Previously takes us behind the scenes of Drunk History. Just reading about being on this show sort of stresses me out.

Aaron Sorkin is writing a biopic about Lucille Ball, starring Cate Blanchett. Which might be awesome, but also that reads like a Mad Lib. (Lainey)

– As my sister said when she shared this story with me, “you think you had a bad day? At least you didn’t forklifted across a field in a Port-a-Potty.” (Jezebel)

Let’s check in with the Fanny Chapman Diaries! (They’re REAL diaries from the mid-1800s)

Avril and Chad Kroeger have separated. LOVE IS DEAD. (Celebitchy)

– OH YES. At The Awl: Watching Every Episode of ‘Murder She Wrote’

– Enjoy, at Pajiba: The Definitive Ranking Of ABC’s TGIF Line Up.

– Fascinating: Female Spies and Gender-Bending Soldiers Changed the Course of the Civil War (Collectors Weekly)

– What to eat at the US Open? Grub Street has tried LITERALLY EVERYTHING, so they can help you.