T LOunge for February 16, 2021

Posted on February 16, 2021

8Street Brickell Cocktail Bar – Miami, US


Darlings, we don’t know about you, but we’re feeling the need for a little swank in our LOunge today. Even if we have no intention of dressing up today (Remember “dressing up?”), we would still like to be in surroundings that allow us to pretend we’re the absolute height of style. Grab a plush seat and plant your plush self on it.

Today is TUESDAY. Dammit.

We’re afraid we have nothing of interest to report on the T Lo home front. We’re in the depths of winter, about to hit our one-year lockdown anniversary, and just plugging along each day, doing the best we can, like everyone we know. Good days and bad days – again, like everyone we know. How are you managing at the moment, kittens?

And if you’d rather avoid that question entirely – and believe us, we understand if you do – by all means, change the subject or distract yourself with our artisanally selected buffet of distractions.


Oprah Winfrey Set to Interview Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry in a TV Special
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will talk to Oprah about their move to the U.S. and expanding their family.

Meghan and Oprah will sit down together one-on-one for much of the 90-minute special, before being joined by Harry for his own insights. The couple will open up to Oprah “about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family,” says the press release.


Dylan Farrow Would Like to Reintroduce Herself
After living in the shadows of one of Hollywood’s biggest scandals for decades, the debut author of Hush is ready to step into the sunlight.

It still baffles her when Allen’s fans come after her on Twitter, saying she’s lying. “This is something that I’m literally telling you happened to me. Who are you to say, ‘No, it didn’t’? I was there, you weren’t. Go away.” Still, it’s amazing to her that some people peddle the idea that her mother brainwashed her to believe she was molested and also to have PTSD from it—something she says Mia would have needed “military-grade torture equipment” to pull off. “It’s crazy that for some people, the idea that I was brainwashed is somehow easier to swallow than child sexual abuse,” she says.


It’s 2021, and Katherine Heigl Has a Vision Board
The star of Netflix’s Firefly Lane opens up about life in quarantine, rom-coms, and early 2000s fashion don’ts.

A significant portion of the 2000s for Heigl was dominated by romantic-comedies, scream-singing her way through 27 Dresses and chasing a baby across the screen in Life As We Know It. She was the go-to leading lady for rom-coms the last time they were en vogue, before they careened into genre-non-grata status at the box office. As a fan, she has been enjoying their recent resurgence with films like Set It Up and Always Be My Maybe: “They’ve taken the genre and modernized it and that is what I feel needed to happen.” As an alum, she would consider a return to the genre, but with some changes.
“I can’t go back and do 27 Dresses again. I’m not 28, I’m 42. What does that look like in the romance world?” she says. “By the time you get to 40 you understand that things can certainly go your way, but it is not without cost and not without sacrifice and failure and heartbreak and all the other stuff that goes along with life.”


Bridgerton Casts Simone Ashley as Kate for Season 2
“Kate is a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools,” teased Netflix.

Author Julia Quinn is excited about the casting.
“I couldn’t dream of a more perfect Kate. I mean, just LOOK at her expression in that first photo!” the author wrote on Instagram.
“We have a bunch of new characters we are going to be introducing,” Bridgerton’s showrunner Chris Van Dusen said on the Today show n January. “Anthony is going to have a love interest next season, and I think it’s going to be as sweeping and moving and as beautiful as viewers of the first season have come to expect from the show.”


The 83 Best Outfits Jennifer Lopez Has Ever Worn
Flawless since, well, forever.

There is a reason we’ve been in awe of J.Lo’s style since the beginning. We’re convinced she can pull off absolutely anything, and looks just as comfortable and effortless in a formal gown as she does in a daring, up-to-there cut. Her style has certainly adapted to the times, but the quintessential J.Lo look that we’ve come to know and love dates back to her very first red carpets. Go forth and see for yourself.


HBO Documentary Films’ Four-Part Documentary Series ALLEN v. FARROW, From Award-Winning Investigative Filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering And Amy Herdy, Debuts February 21
The four-part documentary series Allen v. Farrow, from award-winning investigative filmmakers Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, goes behind the years of sensational headlines to reveal the private story of one Hollywood’s most notorious and public scandals: the accusation of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then 7-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow; their subsequent custody trial, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s daughter, Soon-Yi; and the controversial aftermath in the years that followed.
Allen v. Farrow also examines the effects of trauma on a family, and features prominent cultural voices exploring Allen’s body of work in a broader context and reflecting on how public revelations about the personal lives of artists can lead to re-evaluations of their work.


The Story Behind Michelle Pfeiffer’s Opulent French Exit Wardrobe
It’s a career-high performance for Pfeiffer, and one that’s achieved not just with the help of a number of brilliantly scathing one-liners and a seemingly permanently raised eyebrow, but also through a never-ending carousel of lavish fur-trimmed coats and velvet dressing gowns that perfectly reflect the hubris and faded glamour of her character. For Emmy-winning costume designer Jane Petrie—who first made her name in the 2000s with British indie standouts like Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank and Duncan Jones’s Moon, but has more recently earned attention for big-budget costume dramas such as Netflix’s The King and the second season of The Crown—the film’s character-driven narrative was an opportunity to return to her roots.


Child care workers are getting left behind in the vaccine rollout
They’ve been caring for America’s kids throughout the pandemic. Now many can’t get vaccinated.

Even in states where child care workers have been prioritized alongside teachers, like California, a chaotic process has meant many have yet to receive the shot. And advocates fear that a combination of long work hours, complex sign-up processes, and lack of sufficient outreach in languages other than English will mean that the child care workforce — disproportionately composed of women of color and immigrants — will struggle to access vaccines even when they’re technically eligible to get them.


What was the trendiest hairstyle the year you were born?
Some we love, and some we’d love to forget…

From the game-changing 1920s bob to the iconic Farrah waves of the 1970s, nothing quite conjures up an era like a memorable hairstyle. But which was the most memorable look during your birth year?


‘Pretty in Pink’ Turns 35
Director Howard Deutch looks back at the making of the classic film and considers its legacy.

Thirty five years later, “Pretty in Pink” is a certified classic and remains a cinematic touchpoint for generation after generation of teenagers who see their own heartaches, triumphs, and insecurities reflected in the lives of Andie, Duckie, and Blane. The film was recently re-released in theaters by Paramount for Valentine’s Day and will also be featured in a new Blu-ray edition along with four other Hughes movies. They include “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “She’s Having a Baby” and, another Deutch-directed offering, “Some Kind of Wonderful.”


“Jonathan, Are You Crazy?”: The Making and Meaning of The Silence of the Lambs
Thirty years ago, Jonathan Demme’s shocking thriller swept the top Oscars and changed pop culture.

It’s been three decades since the world’s classiest face eater and his unlikely protégé took hold in theaters on February 14, 1991, and became part of the lexicon. We’ve clocked 30 years of muzzled Hannibal Lecter gags, imitations of Clarice Starling’s clipped twang, and riffs on Buffalo Bill’s demented, nasally singsong (It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again). We’ve witnessed a sequel and prequels and spin-offs and more than a quarter century of fava bean and Chi-anti jokes, always followed by that shudder-inducing slurp: “fffpt-fffpt-fffpt”. Kristi Zea says she knew “The Silence of the Lambs” would “scare the pants off people,” but she didn’t predict statuettes, either. “Horror films don’t get to become best picture,” she says. Or win a flurry of prizes at all. “When Jonathan had to keep going up and collecting another award, and another award, and another, we were all just rolling in the aisles. We were like, ‘Oh my God, how could we know what this would be?’ ” Demme, says Zea, was a collaborator to an unusual degree, inviting feedback along the way.


Meet America’s 63rd National Park
The New River Gorge in West Virginia got the federal government’s highest protection, thanks, in part, to the latest pandemic relief bill.

In 1963, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a resolution seeking to designate the New River Gorge as a “national playground,” preparing to send the proposal to President John F. Kennedy, whose primary campaign was lifted substantially through support from West Virginia voters. But momentum to create a national recreation area stalled after Mr. Kennedy’s assassination later that year. Though the gorge remained a curiosity among rafters and outdoor enthusiasts, the area only received federal protection from the Interior Department in 1978, when it was designated a national river. Now, the outdoor offerings in the gorge have come to define the area as a premier destination for adventure sports in the East.




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