March Favorites: Bachelor Arie Banned & #MarchforOurLives

Okay, so I know I always joke about the saying that goes “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb,” but this year it legitimately did.

The beginning of the month was so rough, especially with all the non-stop snow storms. I could not deal. I don’t think I’ve ever been more annoyed with my life than I was at the start of March. Things mellowed out around March 20th or so, which was nice.

March brought some harsh realities to light in the pop culture and entertainment world, and rightfully so. Let’s take a look my faves for March 2018:

Favorite News Articles

1. The Bachelor‘s Arie gets banned from Minnesota. Damn straight. He deserves it after what he did to Becca.

2. #MarchforOurLives. Thank you, Pope Francis, for encouraging the youth to continue fighting to end gun violence.

3. “Shero” Barbies! I want one of each, please!

4. Chrissy Teigen brings an emotional support casserole on a plane. Brb, bookmarking this recipe for later.

Favorite Music

1. “Rotation” by Fickle Friends. Now THIS is what I call feel-good music! This band sounds like Great Goof Fine OK and Haim had a baby. OMJ. I so want to see these guys in concert!

2. “Figure A” by Tim Atlas. So old school funk I can’t handle it. Ah. Maze. Balls.

3. “Something” by Henry Green. I’ll definitely succumb.

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Annalise Keating in Scandal/HTGAWM Crossover

Annalise Keating, Scandal, “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself” HTGAWM crossover

Needless to say, the Scandal/How to Get Away With Murder crossover episodes were freaking stellar last week during TGIT. In addition to the plot, the Scandal half of the crossover, “Allow me to Reintroduce Myself,” featured some great winter fashion from Annalise (Viola Davis).

At the end of the episode, Annalise is walking down the courthouse steps with Olivia Pope wearing this gorgeous yellow wool trench coat. She paired the coat with a dark brown designer handbag, as the women of Shondaland usually do.

This is my favorite shade of yellow so I basically went nuts when I saw Annalise in this coat!

See below for some items inspired by the look.

Coat:

1. ShopBop, $350.00

2. Banana Republic, $97.99

Bag:

3. Neiman Marcus, $1,595.00

4. Neiman Marcus, $995.00

April Favorites: 7 Year Nap, Vintage NYC & Pizza Kiss Cam

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April was brutal.

I can’t decide what part of April 2016 was worse: the fact that the whole “celebrities die in threes” turned into fours (Prince, Doris Roberts, Chyna, Victoria Wood), the fact that all the shows I’ve been watching are going on hiatus, or the sad reality that Mother Nature is denying NYC proper spring weather.

Anyway, I managed to get excited about a few albums coming out in May, many of which are being teased with singles that were released in April. That and a few YouTube videos kept me going.

Here are my favorites in pop culture for the month of April 2016:

Favorite News Articles

1. This kid Marcus Lepage took a 7 year long nap. And documented it on Twitter.

2. Alexey Zakharov created a vintage NYC. I think it’s so cool that he was able to do this using photographs!

3. Pizza kisses. Because who needs another human for the kiss cam when you have pizza?

4. Ted Cruz’s twin. I could not deal when I saw the comment that said “Ted Cruz in drag on Maury.”

Favorite Music

1. “Coast to Coast” by Satin Jackets. Hands down, this song is part of one of the best albums I’ve heard this year so far!

2. “Better” by Meghan Trainor. So excited to hear Thank You in May.

3. “Let Me Love You” by Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne. Girl, you def should not be trippin’ because they sure “will be coming “from the right and the left, left left.”

4. “Guillotine” by Jon Bellion feat. Travis Mendes. Only Jon Bellion can make something as gruesome as a song about getting decapitated sound cheerful.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Taylor Swift is tearing it up in this iTunes commercial. And falling off treadmills.

2. Elvy Yost caught Jay Hayden dancing on the set of ABC’s The Catch. He’s got the moves but not the lyrics.

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@jayhayden00 on set of #TheCatch. unplanned. unhinged. #🎨

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3. Ariana Grande’s new album track preview. Cannot. Wait.

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Limitless, “The Finale Part 2.” The only good thing that came out of all this is that Piper is safe.

2. The Catch, “The Princess and the I.P.” Let’s just hope Alice’s decision to save Ben doesn’t end up hurting her in the end.

3. Scandal, “Buckle Up.” That Mellie and Fitz moment made this one of my favorite episodes to date.

Favorite Youtube Videos

1. James Corden, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Shaal make fools of themselves with mouthguards. I lost it with the bubbles bit.

2. Alonzo Lerone addresses Uma Kompton. This woman is literally a joke. “Sewerside”? Stahp.

3. Cats on leashes. Poor cat was being dragged down the sidewalk.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Olivia Pope’s ‘Scandal’ Season 5 Premiere Fashion

Olivia Pope Scandal season 5 premiere black peplum

Last week, Olivia Pope graced our TV screens during the season 5 premiere of Scandal with some sophisticated fashion.

I don’t usually watch the show, but when I saw the stills from this episode, I started to realize exactly why fashionistas love Olivia Pope so much.

With the chilly winds coming this fall, a wool peplum jacket is just the thing you need to spice up your wardrobe. The peplum element adds a touch of femininity without going too far. Add your favorite designer bag and you’re good to go.

I’m surprised that the original Alexander McQueen peplum jacket Olivia is wearing in this scene (marked by *) is still in stock! The Prada bag is long gone, but here are a few alternatives:

Jacket:

1. Lane Crawford, $2,815.00*

2. ThatsPoint, $64.99.00

Bag:

3. Diane Von Furstenberg, $498.00

4. Stylebop.com, $1,495.00

Demi Lovato Nude Photos

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Hold your horses, guys. The photos have not been released.

Not yet, at least.

According to RadarOnline, about 20 nude photos of singer and X Factor judge Demi Lovato have been emailed to the site for sale.

The photos are quite racy, including some nude bathtub pics and a few of Demi topless on a bed.

However, we’re not 100% that these photos are of Demi Lovato.

They do have indicators, though. The tattoo of 12 birds that Demi has on her arm is on the arm of the woman in the photo as well.

The person trying to sell the photos to RadarOnline states, “These are Demi. The collection I have show some nude, including face, some including parts of the body Demi is known for — tattoos, butt, chin. Then, I have pictures of her getting rowdy… I can guarantee you these photos are legitimately of Demi. “

Interestingly, last year, Demi staged a fake Twitter hack prank. In a tweet she wrote, “Demi’s twitter is hacked. Want to see Demi naked? Here it is..” She then posted a photo of a naked Barbie doll with her head photoshopped onto it.

This doesn’t seem to be one of Demi’s pranks this time.

I really hope these photos aren’t real. Demi Lovato and her publicist have not made any comments about this scandal.

If these photos leak, what could it mean for the X Factor season 3?

Whatever happens, it doesn’t look good so far.

What Really Happened to Robsten

Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" - Arrivals

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have broken up.

Yup. AGAIN.

The two began dating around the end of 2008 when the first movie of the Twilight Saga premiered. This trend of becoming a real life couple off-screen is not new, as we have seen it happen with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens of the High School Musical franchise.

Not even Zanessa made it.

In 2010 the producer of Eclipse, Wyck Godfrey, stated “The thing that I think about is, ‘Oh my God, I hope they stay together.’ Because it could be awkward on set in the next movie if they have a huge falling out. It’s like, wow, they have to portray this love story through two more movies. God, I hope they stay together; please stay together.” To be honest, I hoped the same. The chemistry would be off if they broke up during the filming of the Twilight Saga.

The couple attended premieres together, celebrated birthdays together, and won best kiss at the MTV Movie Awards for three years in a row.

Inseparable, right?

Think again.

In July 2012 there were even rumors about them tying the knot but Robert Pattinson denied them.

Later that same month, on July 24th, 2012 we learned of KStew’s cheating scandal with Rupert Sanders, her costar in Snow White and the Huntsmen. Shame on the both of them! Sanders is a married man!

So they broke up. And then RPatz forgave her and let her back into his life. They began living together in March 2013.

She PROMISED Robert that she would never see or contact Sanders again.

This weekend they broke up again, and for a while we were uncertain as to why.

I thought it was because of an article I saw a few weeks ago about Kristen getting mad at Robert because they were living in his mom’s house. It wasn’t so much just that, but the fact that his mom wasn’t letting them have any privacy…

Or sexy time. Whichever way you want to put it.

But no. That wasn’t it. Kristen broke her promise and Robert found text messages on her phone to Sanders. ON ROBERT’S BIRTHDAY.

Gee, Kristen. Couldn’t have thought of a better birthday gift??!!

Sigh.

I guess forever is only in the Twilight Saga.

Since the break up Kristen has been leaning on Taylor Swift for support. Never even knew they were buddies. I guess heartbreak brings us girls together.