December Favorites: Wreath Witherspoon, Manspreading & Flash Mob Wedding

December Favorites

Another year has passed us by, the end-of-year celebrations have come and gone, and now, it is time for December favorites.

 

I promise to get this up by the 10th of every month. This is the latest I’ll ever post them. Please, find it in your hearts to realize that I was basking in the somewhat sad realization that I am now a responsible adult after graduating last month.

Here are my favorites in pop culture news, music, celeb Instagrams, TV and YouTube videos for the month of December 2014:

Favorite News Articles

1. Wreath Witherspoon. Mindy is a pop culture genius. I might consider making one of these for Christmas 2015.

2. Manspreading. It’s a male epidemic in the NYC subway system. So happy this is being addressed, even comedically.

3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is married. Congrats, man. Such great news to start the new year!

4. Misheard lyrics of 2014. Buzzfeed nailed it with the 2014 lists. How did anyone hear number 7?!

5. Korean Air nut rage. Talk about spoiled brat…

Favorite Music

1. “Earned It” by The Weeknd. Oh. My. Gosh. I am so in love with this song, and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack!

2. “Riptide – Original Mix” by NTEIBINT feat. Birsen. This song is a weird juxtaposition between dark, melancholy vocals and bright bell-sounding synth.

3. “Handful of Gold” by Chela. Can we have a full length album this year, Chela? Please?

4. “Simple Science – Todd Osborn Remix” by Zero 7. This remix is brilliant.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Ellie angel. Can I have that dress?!

2. Ian Harding eats…DOG? No, Ian. Dogs are a man’s best friend, not his food.

3. Holiday class, Dorsey style. These two are adorbs.

4. Meghan Camarena and Joey Graceffa’s vintage drama shoot. You’ve gotta check out the rest of these on the Strawburry17 Facebook page.

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Mindy Project “Christmas.” Those interviews Mindy got for that reel she made for Danny were amazing. She should consider taking a few video journalism classes at Stanford while she’s there!

2. Pretty Little Liars “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas.” I’m really suspicious of Detective Holbrook. I’ll even go out on a limb and say that I think he killed Mona.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Flashmob Wedding. Stressful wedding plans aborted.

2. Link’s High School Gym Bag. I can’t believe Link kept that breakup letter. I wonder if she watches Good Mythical Morning…

3. Mike Falzone gives advice to a woman who’s been cheated on. For sunbathing. To hell with the cheaters.

 Hope your 2014 was awesome! Happy 2015!

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Lucy Hale Auditioned for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Surprise, surprise: your favorite Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale could have been cast as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Maybe she was cast in another life. I’d like to transfer to that dimension.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Lucy Hale talks about her role as Aria Montgomery, her music, and her kinky audition.

“That audition was so uncomfortable!” she said. “It’s exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual … there were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud, but it’s one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you’re going to make a fool of yourself.”

Earlier this week, Lucy Hale’s father joked about the captions surrounding her cover photo.

“Just saw your pic on Cosmo, you look wonderful,” read a text message from Papa Hale. “Not [too] crazy about the articles beside your photo. Love u.”

She wrote back, “Hahaha thanks daddy. I love you,” followed by three hearts.

What a cute way for father and daughter to bond over text.

The Lucy Hale September issue of Cosmopolitan hits stands August 12.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Film Has a Director and Release Date!

Woohoo!!

Even though I have only finished the first book of E.L. James’ trilogy, I am excited for the progress towards the production of this film. 50ShadesofGreyCoverArt Last week we learned that the film will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. You may not recognize her name but you might recognize her husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, from Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging, Kick-Ass and Anna Karenina. He’s 23 and she’s 46.

Sam Taylor-Johnson and husband actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson and husband actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Yeah.

That woman has been given permission to direct this film.

This should be interesting.

She has directed the film Nowhere Boy, which is how she met Aaron Taylor-Johnson, as he starred in the film.

Fifty Shades of Grey is set to be released on August 1st, 2014.
Update: Release date moved to Valentine’s Day 2015.

Universal Studios is rumored to be casting Anastasia Steele first. The actresses most rumored/wanted are Alexis Bledel, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander. I personally want Alexis Bledel to play Ana Steele so badly because ever since hearing that she is a possible pick for the role I can’t imagine her being played by anyone else but Alexis.

alexis bledel

Alexis Bledel

She’s innocently shy but smart, just as Ana is in the books, and she has the exact features that are required to play the role.

For Christian Grey, rumored actors are Robert Pattinson, Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer. If Matt Bomer doesn’t play Christian Grey, I won’t watch the film in theaters. That’s right. I’ll boycott. Matt Bomer is drop dead sexy, as is Christian Grey, and he also has the perfect features to play the role.

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer

Some say he’ll feel uncomfortable in the role since he’s gay, but he plays perfectly straight in White Collar. This shouldn’t be a problem for him. And come on. Who doesn’t want to hear those words, “Laters, baby”, slide off of Matt Bomer’s lips?!

But for now we shall just wait and see who gets cast.

Meanwhile I’ll share with you an unofficial trailer featuring my two choices for the lead roles.