ICYMI: July 18, 2014


Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s get down to it, because that GIF is mesmerizing and I need to write something so I don’t just watch it all day.

-Weird Al obviously released his new album this week, along with a new video coming out every day. Up there is “Tacky” (Happy), and he’s also given us “Word Crimes” (Blurred Lines), “Handy” (Fancy) and “Foil” (Royals), with more to come. Weird Al is pretty great, so just enjoy your afternoon watching all of these. (Also, do you think he’s still taking submissions? Is there still time for me to ask him to do “***Flourless”?!?!)

-Speaking of music videos, the VMA nominations were announced via Snapchat, which makes me, at the ripe old age of 23, feel ancient. Beyonce leads with nine nominations, because Beyonce.

-Our Lord and Savior of High-End Television Programming, Bryan Cranston, will be making his official return to the small screen with HBO (of course) in an adaptation of All The Way, his Broadway show wherein he just played Lyndon Johnson and, you know, won a Tony. (HALWAY TO AN EGOT! SOMEONE GET THIS MAN AN OSCAR!)

-Leighton Meester wrote an essay for Huffington Post about feminism in Of Mice and Men, and it’s… actually a pretty good essay. Blair Waldorf was always an excellent student, so I guess I should have expected that.

-The World Music Awards tweeted recently that Adele had officially announced her new album, 25, but that turned out to be an EXTREMELY CRUEL LIE and nothing is confirmed yet. I didn’t even know that the World Music Awards were a thing and now they’re toying with my heart. Unacceptable.

-Seth MacFarlane is being sued because he possibly stole the idea for Ted, a movie where a teddy bear makes dick jokes for about two hours. I mean, what an intricate, complicated premise. I can see why he couldn’t come up with that on his own.

-Nathan Rabin feels bad about coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” and wishes it would go away. I don’t think that’s how it works, or Ben Affleck certainly would have made Gigli go away by now.

-That terrifying Kardashian iPhone game I refuse to play (because I would definitely get super addicted to it) is poised to make $200 million, because we live in a terrible world.

-Let’s switch gears to people and things that are awesome: my favorite human Jenny Lewis dressed Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson, and Kristen Stewart up as tracksuit wearing dudes for her new music video, “One of the Guys,” and the results were DELIGHTFUL.

-More great, excellent lady people: here are pictures of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on the set of The Nest, also known as my new favorite movie.

-But not all lady people can be as funny – Blake Lively is sad that people don’t seem to get her jokes. Honey… have you ever heard the saying “God doesn’t give with both hands?”

-And, finally, some fun Game of Thrones theories that are absolutely probably correct! If you haven’t heard the R+L=J theory before, this video lays it out in a way that’s super easy to comprehend, considering that most of the characters in this goddamn series have the exact same name.

That’s all for ICYMI this week! This coming week, our Emmys series will begin, so hide yo kids, hide yo wife. Byee!

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