T LOunge for August 17th, 2021

Posted on August 17, 2021

House of Eden Bar, Cafe and Restaurant – Bangkok, Thailand

 

Darlings, you and we are far too sophisticated and erudite for us to even think of foisting some sort of “Everything’s peachy” pun on you in reference to today’s cool and soothing LOunge. First, because everything’s NOT peachy (although we won’t be lingering on such thoughts here) and second, because we like ourselves too much to succumb to the temptation of making peach-based puns. We would NEVER.

Anyway, how are you? Today is TUESDAY and we can already tell it’s gonna suck for us for various reasons. Remember to take breaks from paying attention to the world periodically. We’ll save your seat for you.

 

Jake Lacy Was Excited to Play an Asshole on The White Lotus
The actor talks finally getting to play the bad guy, why the time for white heroes is on pause, and the improvisational genius of Jennifer Coolidge

Jake Lacy is usually hopeful to get cast in the projects he’s auditioning for, but when it came to The White Lotus, he wanted the role especially badly. There were a number of reasons: Mike White was showrunning; the role of Shane Patton, which he ultimately landed, “seemed awesome”; and he’d join a spectacular cast including Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, Natasha Rothwell, and Molly Shannon. “Every once in a while you’re like, ‘Ooh, man, I hope that comes together for me.’ And this was certainly one of those,” Lacy says.
“I feel like everybody knows Shane. He’s the, “Can I speak to the manager?” guy, or the guy who calls his mom and dad if he faces a minor inconvenience, or somebody mansplaining on a date. How did you build the character? Did you look at specific people, or was there a kind of person you had in mind?”

 

Lizzo Has No More Patience for Fat Shaming
“We got a long way to go,” the singer said of the body positivity movement on The Zane Lowe Show.

On Sunday, the “Rumors” singer got emotional on Instagram Live after being subjected to rude comments made about her appearance. “People saying shit about me that just doesn’t even make sense. It’s fat-phobic, and it’s racist, and it’s hurtful,” Lizzo shared. “If you don’t like my music, cool. If you don’t like ‘Rumors,’ the song, cool. But a lot of people don’t like me because of the way I look.”
“I feel like [being] fat is the worst thing people can say about me at this point,” she shared. “This is the biggest insecurity. It’s like, ‘How dare a pop star be fat?’ I had to own that.” She added, “I feel like other people who were put on that pedestal, or who become pop stars, probably have other insecurities or have other flaws, but they can hide it behind a veneer of being sexy and being marketable.”

 

Madonna Celebrates Her 63rd Birthday in a Chic Pleated Versace Dress
The pop icon was joined by her children and boyfriend for a small-scale family soiree.

Our favorite Material Girl is turning 63!
The Queen of Pop took to Instagram today to share photos from her recent birthday bash with her family. In a series of images shared to the platform, Madonna showed off her birthday fit, which included a pleated aquamarine dress from Versace, a gold textured belt cinched at her waist, and layers of chunky gold necklaces and eclectic rings. Madonna also shared photos featuring her children—Lourdes Leon, Rocco Ritchie, David Banda, Mercy James, and twins Estere and Stelle Ciccone—and her boyfriend, dancer Ahlamalik Williams. And the singer posed by herself for a few shots, showing off her luxe ensemble for the evening.

 

Barbra Streisand Shaded Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born
“I thought it was the wrong idea.”

Before “Shallow” and Lady Gaga’s now-infamous viral “100 people in a room” quote, Barbra Streisand starred in the 1976 version of A Star Is Born as Esther Hoffman. In the past, Streisand had nothing but praise for the Oscar-winning project from Gaga and Bradley Cooper, but during an interview with Australia’s The Project, she seemed to throw a little shade onto the 2018 flick, calling out its unoriginality — though fans will remember that Streisand’s version was actually a remake of a 1954 film that starred Judy Garland and James Mason.

 

Roaching Is the New Dating Trend That’s As Gross As It Sounds
The dating world’s newest term is something to watch out for.

Dating in New York City — OK, really any city — is hard. Take it from a perpetually single 20-something at the helm of dating culture in the Big Apple … in the middle of a pandemic.
Some dates go well, others are awkward. And on the off chance you hit it off with a date and begin seeing each other in more ways than one (if you know what I mean) there could be several other “yous” in the mix. Meaning, your new fling is sleeping around with other people that aren’t you.
Sounds pretty sucky right? To make matters worse, it’s common enough to have a name. Dating experts have coined this phenomenon with a word that’s as gross as the concept may sound: roaching.

 

The 29 Best Movies Based on Books in 2021
Now’s the perfect time to read the 900-page Dune!

Whether you enjoy a good page-turner or love seeing an excellent adaptation, there are a ton of 2021 films to look forward to that draw inspiration from really good stories. Among the many offerings this year, we’ve got films about Cruella De Vil’s backstory (yes please, Emma Stone), a firsthand account of a prisoner from Guantánamo Bay, an exploration of India’s caste system, and the inner life of Marilyn Monroe. One thing that’s great about this list: It features a number of books I was less familiar with, which means there might be some new literature on here that you can get and read before the film comes out. That way, you can be prepared when you head to the movie theater (or maybe stay home and watch it on your TV, given the current circumstances). So grab your Kindle—or even go all the way and get an actual book!—and pull up these riveting reads. Then get ready to love, loathe, or otherwise pass judgment on these 2021 on-screen adaptations, ahead.

 

From Piaget Bracelets to Imported Caftans, The White Lotus’s Costumes Epitomize Rich Vacation Style
The clothing worn by those self-obsessed one-percenters is so truthful, you might think you accidentally tuned into a Real Housewives vacation special. Connie Britton’s tech She-E-O character, Nicole Mossbacher, telegraphs carefree bohemian in wafty cover-ups while rolling Zoom calls in the Trade Winds suite. Her college-age daughter Olivia, played by Sydney Sweeney, is a left-wing contrarian in Golden Goose sneakers and vintage tees, while her best frenemy Paula, played by Brittany O’Grady, lives in slogan T-shirts and a dark, brooding palette. As a newlywed in over her head, Alexandra Daddario’s Rachel Patton looks like RevolveStyle’s summer Hamptons event, while her husband, Shane (Jake Lacy), reads spoiled yacht-bro who gave the cursory look to the vacation Pinterest board his mother (Molly Shannon in one-shoulder polka dots and a year’s salary of diamonds) probably made for him. And then there are the caftans—my god, the caftans. Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya McQuoid is an evasive, emotional, and ultimately cruel woman with a wardrobe straight from the windswept sands of Palm Beach.

 

Vintage Engagement Rings: How To Source An Antique Engagement Ring
With more of us than ever opting for vintage and antique engagement rings, we spoke to the experts to find out how to shop wisely.

A perfectly manicured hand proffered towards the camera with the glimpse of a wide grin in the background is an image we’re all too familiar with on social media. And while the caption ‘I said yes’, or the appearance of a proud fiancé/e smiling with the knowledge that they’ve ‘done good’ might warrant a ‘like’, we must admit, it’s the sparkling engagement ring that always draws us in.
In recent years we’ve noticed an emerging trend to these joyous engagements announcements – a comment or follow-up post from the newly-betrothed paying homage to the ring’s antique or vintage provenance, whether it’s been passed down from generation to generation, or lovingly sourced from an antique jeweller.
Global fashion shopping platform Lyst has confirmed our suspicions that old hardwear is ‘in’ with the newly betrothed, informing us that searches for ‘vintage engagement rings’ have risen 24%, year-on-year.

 

What Will Happen To The Women And Girls Of Afghanistan?
The Taliban takeover heralds a potentially huge regression for women’s rights. Here’s what you should know and how you can help.

This weekend, Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, fell to the Taliban. Over the past few months, it had become a feared eventuality, after the group had steadily gained traction across the country, buoyed on by the planned withdrawal of US and UK armed forces by 11 September, yet no one expected this to happen so quickly. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani fled the country over the weekend to an undisclosed location, making the Taliban once more the de facto leaders of the country. Shocking scenes have exploded over the globe today, showing thousands of desperate Afghans attempting to escape.
Perhaps nobody has dreaded the return of the Taliban more than the women of Afghanistan. For the last 20 years, there have been many advances to women’s rights, which the current situation looks set to erase almost overnight.

 

A deleted scene from The Crown of Princess Diana singing is going viral
It was Princess Diana’s portrayal by Emma Corrin that made the most news however, earning the actress a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award and a Critic’s Choice TV award.
This week, the actress made headlines once more as a deleted scene from The Crown‘s fourth series resurfaced showing her singing as Princess Diana, and unsurprisingly it went viral.
The scene sees Princess Diana performing ‘All I Ask of You’ from Phantom of the Opera as a gift to Prince Charles. And while part of the filmed performance was aired in episode 9, the whole scene has only just been released by Netflix.

 

Why it’s so hard to be a nurse in America, according to two nurses
Nurses were struggling even before the pandemic. We have the tools to change that.

The roughly 3 million registered nurses (RNs) currently employed in the United States are, in Sara’s words, “the eyes and the ears and hands and feet of providing health care.” But nurses are leaving the profession at a staggering rate. According to a 2021 report from Nursing Solutions, the turnover rate for registered nurses last year was close to 20 percent. This leaves hospitals understaffed: About 10 percent of hospital RN positions were vacant last year, the same report found, perpetuating a cycle of burnout and likely worsening the quality of care for patients.

 

Are your houseplants actually good for the planet?
The explosion in plant demand has led to a massive industry whose environmental effects can be tricky to nail down.

As with any social media trend, the rise in plant ownership sparked a newfound demand for the industry as a whole: The sector grew by 50 percent ($1.7 billion) between 2016 and 2019, per the National Gardening Association’s annual survey, but that growth has accelerated over the course of the pandemic. According to Greenhouse Management magazine’s 2020 State of the Industry report, 71 percent of North American greenhouses saw an increase in plant sales in 2020, and 67 percent felt confident this trend would continue throughout this year. The 2019 National Gardening Survey also found that 18- to 34-year-olds have been a dominant source of sales in recent years.
Behind this market growth are a handful of industrial farms that increasingly rely upon automation, deploy large volumes of water, use massive swaths of land, and control growth via strict heat and lighting conditions to cultivate enough crops to meet consumer needs.

 

How a Tatler photographer married a princess
The author of a new book on Tony Armstrong-Jones’ family history reveals the fairy-tale romance of the society snapper and the Queen’s beautiful younger sister

The marriage of Tony Armstrong-Jones to Princess Margaret was a modern-day fairy tale. She was the Queen’s glamorous sister, living life to the full amid a host of aristocratic suitors. He was the bohemian photographer who whisked her off on his motor bike to a secret love nest in edgy Rotherhithe, defying all the pomp and protocol of her palace existence.
Millions celebrated when the couple emerged from Westminster Abbey on 6 May 1960 in what was the first ever royal wedding to be televised, and the two soon became A-list celebrities. Today a new generation has been introduced to the intensity of their fifteen-year relationship, and its explosive ending, through Netflix drama series The Crown.

 

 

 

 

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