T LOunge for September 24th, 2021

Posted on September 24, 2021

Il Tridente Cocktail Bar, Restaurant and Terrace – Positano, Italy


Welcome. Please allow us to show you to your seat. It’s the comfiest and also the one with the best view. All of this is yours for the day, for it is FRIDAY and you have earned this holy respite. Enjoy la dolce vita. Ciao, darlings.


Emily’s Beret Is Back in Netflix’s Emily In Paris Season 2 Sneak Peek
La plouc — part deux.

Get ready for more French romance. Netflix shared brand-new photos from Emily In Paris’s sophomore season and all the things that fans love (and critics seemed to hate) about the show are back and, well, dialed up even more.
As viewers remember, at the end of the show’s first season, Emily, played by Lily Collins, managed to stay in the City of Lights, much to the delight of her fellow castmates, including resident hot chef Gabriel, played by Lucas Bravo. The couple du jour are included in the new snapshots, which also show Emily wearing a beret, which is apparently costume designer Pat Fields’s favorite way to let everyone know that we’re not in Chicago anymore (never forget Carrie Bradshaw’s beret moment in Sex and the City season 6).


Stevie Nicks Said the “Electric Crazy Attraction” Between Her and Lindsey Buckingham Will Never Die
“We’re beauty and the beast.”

Like everything Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham and Nicks met in an appropriately cinematic way. As the story goes, both musicians attended the same high school party in San Francisco in the late ’60s. Nicks spotted Buckingham in the living room, singing “California Dreaming,” and she joined in.
“I didn’t really see him again until two years later,” Nicks told Courtney Love in a 1997 interview for Spin, “when he called me and asked me if I wanted to be in his rock ‘n’ roll band.” The band in question was named Fritz, and the members had a rule: no one could date Nicks.


Oh Fudge! This Family Has Accidentally Been Using a Missing Headstone to Make Candy
Unbelievably, this isn’t the first convergence of chocolate fudge and cemetery markers.

In the first half of the 19th century, Peter J. Weller was a prominent businessman and restaurant owner in Lansing, Michigan. When he died in 1849 at a still-young 48, he was buried in the city’s Oak Park Cemetery. A quarter-century later, he was moved to Mount Hope Cemetery, south of the city center but his headstone was lost somewhere between his first and his final resting places.


Everything You Need to Know Before Getting Passion Twists
One of the most popular protective styles of the year.

Believe it or not, fall is here. And if you’re anything like me, you probably can’t believe the cold weather is already upon us. So if you have natural hair, it’s time to start thinking about a protective style to keep your hair free of damage throughout the season.
Last year the trending protective style was box braids. And don’t get me wrong, box braids are timeless, so you can certainly get away with wearing them this year, but if you’re ready for something new, it’s time to try out passion twists.


Prince Harry Just Carried a Briefcase Embossed With “Archie’s Papa”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have touched down in New York City—but they brought a little piece of home with them. During the couple’s first joint appearance since their move to the United States last year, Prince Harry was photographed holding a portfolio briefcase that read, adorably, “Archie’s Papa.” He was leaving the United Nations building at the time, where the prince and Meghan had met with the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield.


Could the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Be Heading to France?
Nathan’s Hot Dogs are being sold in France for the first time; a French version of their famous eating contest could be next.

Nothing is as American as apple pie, but hot dogs come close. One of the biggest names in wieners is Nathan’s Famous, in no small part due to their annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest held on the most American day of the year: the Fourth of July.
Recently, Nathan’s Famous has been bringing its iconic American menu to other parts of the world—including the Middle East, Asia, and the Great Britain. And this week, they’ve announced that, for the first time, they’re entering a market known for its reluctance to embrace American foods and brand: France.


The 2021 ‘Great British Baking Show’ Cast: Who’s Who
Featuring a detective, a vegan, a dancer, and a midwife.

Though the world dramatically changed last year, the Great British Baking Show soldiered on, offering some comfort television for the weary soul. Now the reality series is back for another season of show-stopping bakes and wholesome competition among its cast of home bakers. The production returned to its pandemic bubble earlier this year, where the bakers produced intricate breads, pastries, and desserts under the watchful eye of judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. With the 2021 season of Baking Show premiering this Friday, September 24, for those of us in the U.S., it’s time to learn more about this year’s hopefuls for Star Baker.


It’s Bond, Jane Bond: 11 Women Who Would Make a Killer 007
There’s been a lot of media fuss lately over actor Daniel Craig saying he doesn’t think a woman would make a good James Bond, which—while incendiary—is, uh, not actually what he said. His exact quote to Radio Times? “There should simply be better parts for women and actors of color. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”


“It’s Been A Whirlwind”: Paul Mescal Talks Classic Style – And His Unlikely Introduction To Fame
Paul Mescal is making up for lost time. He became a star when the critically adored TV adaptation of Normal People was released in June 2020, but with the world in the grip of the first wave of Covid, Mescal spent the ensuing months in his living room, rather than on the red carpet. Though the planned New York Film Festival premiere for the show was not to be, 18 months on, the rollercoaster of glittering events that traditionally accompanies overnight fame is really ramping up for the actor. “It’s been a whirlwind,” Mescal says over the phone from Berlin, where he was a guest of honour at a dinner to celebrate Cartier’s new Clash de Cartier capsule collection. “This is really the first event I’ve done that hasn’t been related to the show. Berlin is amazing.”
There were some advantages to his unlikely introduction to fame, Mescal admits. “I feel like I’ve spent the last year in the public eye, but on stabilisers, or with armbands on,” he says. “I imagine the alternative could feel quite mentally overwhelming, but I had a bit of time while I was figuring out who I am, and what my relationship to the wider industry is going to be.”


Elvira on Her Memoir, Career and, Yes, Coming Out
I’m a 30-year-old queer in Bushwick. Of course, I love Elvira. The Mistress of the Dark is an icon and personal hero for many among the LGBTQ+ community, transcending generations during her almost 40-year-plus career. But fewer know the genius responsible for conjuring everyone’s favorite ghoulish goddess, actor and comedian Cassandra Peterson. Until now.
In her debut memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira, Peterson, who just turned 70 (and looks better than I do), shares all the stories and secrets that I suspect were under what Elvira affectionately dubs as her “knowledge bump.” But beyond creating the character who has become known as the Queen of Halloween, Peterson takes us to the beginning. Manhattan, Kansas, to be exact.


Barbra Streisand, Ted Sarandos, Nicole Avant and the Katzenbergs on Helping Fund the $484M Academy Museum
With the long-awaited institution opening Sept. 30, major donors, including Haim Saban and the Dolby Family, talk about the importance of Los Angeles finally having a movie museum.

“I was always shocked that there was not a movie museum in Hollywood,” says board chair and Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos. “There’s great cinema museums all over the world and not one in the heart of movie-making. That’s why it’s been so sexy and intriguing for people for 90 years to build it.” When he and his wife, Avant, were looking for a way to contribute, their friend Irena Medavoy suggested a tribute to Sidney Poitier, the 94-year-old screen legend and civil rights activist who had been like a godfather to Avant when she was growing up. They involved the actor’s daughter, Sydney Poitier, in a campaign to name the lobby in his honor. “I don’t think it’s coincidental that it’s the entry because Sidney represents the entry,” Avant says. “He opened the doors for so many others.”


Billy Eichner Sets Historic LGBTQ Cast (With a Twist) for Universal’s ‘Bros’
Written by Eichner and Nicholas Stoller, it’s the first major studio film to feature an all-LGBTQ principal cast playing heterosexual roles.

Billy Eichner’s Bros will be historic in a couple of ways.
Eichner is already the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film, and now the Universal Pictures feature has made history by setting a historic all-LGBTQ principal cast. What’s more, all of the principal heterosexual roles will be played by openly LGBTQ actors and actresses.
Bros, the first gay romantic comedy from a major studio, is described as a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about two gay men (Eichner, Luke Macfarlane) maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling toward love. Maybe. They’re both very busy. Eichner co-wrote the script alongside Nicholas Stoller, with whom he worked on Netflix’s Friends From College. Stoller will direct and exec produce alongside Judd Apatow, Eichner and Josh Church (Trainwreck).


Manny Jacinto Is Much More Than His Jawline
With projects like Top Gun, The Good Place, and Nine Perfect Strangers, the actor shows his range.

While it’s easy to wax poetic about Jacinto’s facial structure, it isn’t half as fascinating as the man himself—or his versatility as an actor. Jacinto has been working hard the past year to prove just that. During the pandemic, he’s been involved in a few wildly different projects that flaunt his range: the star-studded wellness series Nine Perfect Strangers and the horror drama Brand New Cherry Flavor among them. Only recently, he was able to take a break—he’s now back home in Los Angeles from a jaunt to his hometown of Vancouver. Jacinto—much like his current alter-ego Yao on Nine Perfect Strangers—is Zen. “I try to go back at least once or twice a year to get grounded, get out of the craziness of L.A.,” he explains.


How Coral Gardeners Are Saving Your Favorite Destinations
Round of applause for the young people making a difference.

In 2017, an intrepid group of young surfers, freedivers, and fishermen in French Polynesia noticed something bleak brewing under the surface of their beloved waters around their home island of Mo’orea: The coral was dying off. And it was dying off fast.
With global warming and rising sea temperatures, coral reefs are finding themselves in grave danger. The increase in temperature, light, and exposure can cause what is known as coral bleaching. As the National Ocean Service explains, when water is too warm, “corals will expel the algae living in their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white… When a coral bleaches, it is not dead. Corals can survive a bleaching event, but they are under more stress and are subject to mortality.”


Delta pushes airlines to create a national ‘no fly’ list of unruly passengers, after banning 1,600 people from its flights
Delta Air Lines wants to create a national “no fly” list of banned passengers to prevent unruly behaviour onboard aircraft.
The carrier has pushed other US airlines to share their lists of passengers who have been banned during the pandemic for disruptive behaviour, according to a memo to flight attendants on Wednesday, first reported by Reuters.
“We’ve also asked other airlines to share their ‘no fly’ list to further protect airline employees across the industry,” Delta said in the memo. “A list of banned customers doesn’t work as well if that customer can fly with another airline.”
Delta has put more than 1,600 people on its own no-fly list since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the airline said in the memo.


The largest space telescope in history is about to blow our minds
The James Webb Space Telescope will be 100 times as powerful as the Hubble. It will change how we see the universe.

Exploring strange new worlds. Understanding the origins of the universe. Searching for life in the galaxy. These are not the plot of a new science fiction movie, but the mission objectives of the James Webb Space Telescope, the long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA is building and launching the Webb in partnership with the European Space Agency and Canada.
The launch, which will propel the Webb to nearly a million miles away, is now scheduled for December 18, 2021. When it fully deploys in space, the Webb will usher in a new age of astronomy, scientists say, and show humanity things it has never seen before.
“The Webb represents the culmination of decades, if not centuries, of astronomy,” says Sara Seager, a planetary scientist and astrophysicist at MIT. “We’ve been waiting for this a very long time.”


I feel weird about Dear Evan Hansen
The Tony-winning musical is widely beloved. Critics trashed the new movie. So what does that mean?

Last week, as I settled into a seat at the Princess of Wales theater and pulled out my notebook before yet another screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, the nice older couple sitting behind me tapped me on the shoulder. “Excuse me, are you a journalist?” the woman asked through her mask.
When I nodded and said I was, her husband asked me, with a hint of fear in his voice, “Did you see Dear Evan Hansen? What did you think?”
The film in question — a screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, directed by Stephen Chbosky and featuring the show’s star Ben Platt — had been the opening-night premiere at the festival a few days earlier. The story of an anxious high schooler named Evan who, in order to be liked, lies about his friendship with a fellow student who died by suicide, it had been one of the festival’s most anticipated premieres. Yes, I saw it. Lots of critics did.





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