T LOunge for February 5th, 2024

Posted on February 05, 2024


PinLe Bar de Boubalé at Le Grand Mazarin, Paris, France

It’s MONDAY, darlings! We can’t change that fact for you but we can offer you an imaginary venue in which to spend this most hellish of days. We have a TON of Grammys and awards-adjacent red carpetry to show you today (so much that we’ll have to push the podcast to tomorrow), so settle in, order something extremely French and speak with an accent of your choosing today.


The 20 Best- and Worst-Dressed Celebrities at the 2024 Grammys
Tom + Lorenzo walk through the highs and lows of the Grammy Awards red carpet.

It’s music’s prom night, also known as the Grammys, where the biggest pop stars of the moment put on their best attention-grabbing looks. The Grammys are the most conservative and traditional of the music awards red carpets, but it’s still a wild time most years. Surprisingly, a lot of the nominees and attendees went for elegance this time around. Sadly, some of them missed the mark. Let’s go!


Celine Dion made a rare public appearance at the Grammys 2024 after being diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome
“You look beautiful. When I say I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart.”

Celine Dion just made a surprise appearance at the 2024 Grammys, earning a standing ovation and thousands of adoring messages on social media. The megastar turned up to present the final award of the night, Album of the Year, which – spoiler alert! – went to Taylor Swift for ‘Midnights’.
Dion walked on stage to her hit ‘The Power of Love’, greeting the rapturous audience applause by saying, “Thank you, all! I love you right back.”
“You look beautiful. When I say I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart. Those who have been blessed enough to be here at the Grammy Awards must never take for granted the tremendous love and joy that music brings to our lives and to people all around the world.”


Meryl Streep And Mark Ronson Just Had The Cutest Mother And Son-In-Law Moment
The mother and son-in-law duo took to the stage to present Miley Cyrus with the coveted award for Record Of The Year.

Proving that last night’s Grammy Awards really was a family affair, Meryl Streep took to the stage with her son-in-law, music producer, Mark Ronson, to present the prestigious gong for Record Of The Year.
For those who were unaware of Streep’s surprising connection to the ‘Dance The Night’ producer, the Grammy’s host, Trevor Noah, informed viewers that the Mammia Mia actor is actually his mother-in-law. ‘Look at this, Mark Ronson, one of the greatest producers of all time,’ the comedian said. ‘Get this, his mother-in-law is going to be sitting right here. You know who she is? Meryl Streep, that’s right. Meryl Streep, one of the greatest Meryl Streeps of all time. She’s going to be in this chair. I can’t believe that Meryl Streep is here.’


37 best thriller movies that will keep you on the edge of your seat
You’ll be guessing ’til the end…

Thriller movies are best served up under the covers with a glass of wine in hand. I mean, what better way to spend our nights piecing together the puzzle of a nail-biting movie, all while feeling all the feels of suspense, surprise, anticipation and excitement?
Luckily for us, thriller films fall under plenty of subgenres. Whether it’s a tense whodunnit, a psychological mind-bender or even a dark comedy, there’s plenty of viewing material out there that can keep us entertained and terrified for hours.


The luxury guide to St Lucia
The best of the Caribbean island, from the jaw-dropping Jade Mountain to super-resort Sugar Beach

Sunseekers coming to the Caribbean are spoilt for choice when looking for their perfect beach holiday, but St Lucia is one of the favourites. In part, it’s because of its iconic Piton mountains: twin volcanic peaks in a valley that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also home to the world’s only drive-in volcano, and the destination of dreams for all chocolate fans – Rabot Hotel – is set on a working cacao farm.
Visitors can explore its volcanic beaches, fishing villages, waterfalls and the port of Castries, the capital. The east Caribbean island nation is popular with birdwatchers and scuba-divers, too.


As She Turns 78, Enjoy 13 Of Charlotte Rampling’s Best Beauty Moments
A show-stopping beauty, Charlotte Rampling became one of London’s most in-demand models in the Swinging Sixties, with her piercing blue eyes, deep side-parting and sun-kissed, freckled skin.
Today she turns 78, and is still a regular in front rows and on red carpets, where she always stands out thanks to her effortless, androgynous style. Emanating Parisian energy, she was born in Britain but spent much of her early life in France, and adopts a less-is-more approach to her style and beauty routine. Rampling has also embraced getting older with characteristic equanimity and poise.


36 best breakup songs that will help mend your broken heart
We can buy ourselves flowers.

Breakup songs are so powerful, aren’t they? They get you through a period in your life when you feel there may be no hope. No matter what stage of the breakup you’re in, there’s something for everyone to relate to and keep pulling you ahead to the other side of single-life freedom.
From heartbroken and sad to angry and bitter and to simply having the strength to leave the past in the past, failed romances have long served as inspiration for musical artists when it comes to penning their new songs. Whether you are in the throes of denial and want your ex back, processing what went wrong or finally moving on, we know full well that we can turn to music to help mend our broken hearts.


Auntie Mame Taught Us That Life Is Still a Banquet
The movie, which just turned 65, is still a blueprint for living well.

Today Jan Handzlik, who played young Patrick, is a successful trial lawyer in Los Angeles, but in 1956 he was a nine-year-old actor living with his single mother, an operatic contralto, in Weehawken, New Jersey. Unexpectedly, life imitated art. Handzlik was chosen from hundreds of boys to play opposite Rosalind Russell in the title role—first for a year-and-a-half run on Broadway, then for the movie, which earned five Oscar nominations, including a best actress nod for Russell. “She took me under her wing,” Handzlik says of Russell, “almost like a second mother.” She installed him in the dressing room right next to hers, and when she heard about his long nightly commute to New Jersey, she arranged for a police officer to escort him all the way home.


13 Cold Dips to Keep Party Prep Chill
Make your own homemade hummus, salsa, and seafood dips to have on hand in the refrigerator.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, game day, or awards season screening, having dips on hand to pair with chips, crackers, or crudités is an essential element of entertaining. Stir, fold, puree, and pulse fresh ingredients to make your own homemade dip that’s a step above store-bought. Our craveable cold dip recipes can be chilled ahead of time and popped out of the fridge when guests arrive — just garnish and arrange to get a crowd snacking.


Cheetos Launches a Brand-New Flavor That’s Perfect for Game Day
Get ready to lick your fingers clean.

It’s almost the Super Bowl, which means we’re in the midst of buffalo wing season. And Cheetos is getting in on the action with a brand-new flavor.
In late January, the brand announced the launch of the all-new Cheetos Crunchy Buffalo flavor, which blends together the two familiar flavors of Cheetos and wings.
“As a culture disruptor, Cheetos has a history of embracing bold flavors and hacking into new snack categories, such as the newest launch of Cheetos Pretzels or fan-favorite Mac ‘N Cheese,” Tina Mahal, senior vice president of marketing at Frito-Lay, shared in a statement. “While we know there’s no beating out Buffalo wings as a favorite game day staple, Cheetos Crunchy Buffalo proves that being second-best can taste just as good.”


When Will the World Give Millennials a Break?
The oldest millennials are now 43, so it’s not like having to come to terms with aging is a new affliction for us. Yet I was amused to read an article in The Times of London recently, entitled “Help! I am about to reach my ‘millenopause,’” from a female writer who was about to turn 36. It was a curiously self-loathing piece, which seemed to buy into the right-wing press’s view of us as immature and self-obsessed. “Millennials are now the largest generation, and our legacy is… what? Boomeranging to live with our parents? Staying in shared homes into our forties? A declining fertility rate? Burnout culture?” she writes, adding, later: “We’re so infantilized that I feel as if I’ve skipped straight from newly graduated to middle-aged.” This is followed up by a character assassination by a member of Gen Z (though, at 27, you’re pushing it, love) in which we are called “embarrassing” and “self-absorbed.”


Kali Reis Claims Another Victory She fought in HBO’s first women’s boxing match in 2018. Now she’s sparring opposite Jodie Foster in True Detective.
Originally written as a “hardass” military veteran, Navarro took on smoother contours as Reis prepared for the role. She journaled as the character until she found the “vulnerable mush” needed for scenes with Navarro’s mentally ill sister Julia (Aka Niviâna) and the Iñupiaq and Inuit women of Ennis, whom Navarro is devoted to protecting despite being unsure of their acceptance of her. Reis identifies as two-spirit, which she describes as less an expression of sexuality (like Navarro, she’s been in relationships with both women and men) and more about feeling “completely comfortable being my feminine and completely comfortable being my masculine.” That fluidity allowed her to move between Navarro’s contrasts, her softness and her swagger.


Lily Gladstone Is Holding the Door Open
The “Killers of the Flower Moon” star on how to curse in Blackfoot, being nominated for an Oscar, and the many Native actors she hopes will follow her.

Life was different for Lily Gladstone in the summer of 2020. She had built up a small but impressive résumé in independent films, including two by Kelly Reichardt, “Certain Women” and “First Cow.” But the pandemic had shut down the industry, and she was worried about sustaining an acting career. Gladstone, who calls herself a “bee nerd,” looked into applying for a seasonal job with the Department of Agriculture, tracking murder hornets. Then she got an invitation to meet Martin Scorsese over Zoom. He was making a film based on David Grann’s book “Killers of the Flower Moon,” about a series of mysterious deaths in Oklahoma in the nineteen-twenties, when the Osage Nation was flush with oil money. Her performance in the film didn’t just boost her career—it has now earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, the first for a Native American woman.


Grammy Awards: Winners List
Taylor Swift, SZA, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Monét, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, Dave Chappelle and the Beatles were among the winners.

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, SZA and Billie Eilish were among the winners at the 2024 Grammy Awards, which were handed out Sunday in 94 categories. The awards were presented in two separate ceremonies taking place in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift won album of the year for Midnights, making her the first person to win that category four times. Earlier in the show, Swift won best pop vocal album and took the opportunity to announce her new album in her acceptance speech.


Most Memorable Grammy Moments, From Taylor Swift Making History to Jay-Z Calling Out Recording Academy
From Miley Cyrus winning her first Grammy Award to Celine Dion’s surprise appearance as a presenter, here are some of the night’s highlights.

The 2024 Grammys saw moments filled with tears, laughter, surprises and more during Sunday’s awards ceremony. From Taylor Swift making history with her win for album of the year to Jay-Z criticizing the Recording Academy and Miley Cyrus finally winning her first Grammy, here are some of the most memorable moments from music‘s biggest night.


Why there’s lead in Stanley water bottles — and the real reason that’s a problem
Consumers are probably safe, but that doesn’t mean lead-laden cups are a good idea.

Is America’s newfound holy grail actually a poisoned chalice?
According to the company and experts, consumers should be relatively safe, provided that their Stanleys suffer no damage. That’s good news not just because lead exposure and poisoning is linked to some extremely nasty health conditions — heart disease, kidney disease, birth defects, etc. — but also because it seems like everyone knows someone who has a Stanley. These Quenchers are largely responsible for Stanley going from a reported $73 million in revenue in 2019 to $750 million in 2023.


Are you catastrophizing? Here’s how to stop assuming the worst.
Nine experts weigh in on curbing and diffusing your overly negative thoughts.

If you’re a person who spends even a minuscule amount of time consuming news of any kind, you may find yourself in a doom spiral: ongoing war, the upcoming presidential election, climate change, the withering of the media. It isn’t just news that can inspire despair. Life is full of anxiety-inducing interactions, high-stakes scenarios, and unavoidable conflicts that can lead to overthinking, hopelessness, and catastrophic thinking.


The best and worst moments from the 2024 Grammy Awards
We’ve got a fast car and it’s full of moments.

The Grammys are always a grab bag of performances ranging from great to “huh,” questionable wins, and even more questionable random moments all wrapped up in a too-long package.
Though this year’s show wasn’t able to benefit from the 50th anniversary of hip-hop — which provided a number of the highlights at last year’s ceremony — the 66th annual Grammy Awards chugged along rather smoothly. Honestly, it was hard to find any “worst” moments, making the Grammys somehow the least offensive awards show. That in itself is a bit disappointing, but, you know, things change.


Don Murray, Oscar-Nommed for His ‘Bus Stop’ Role Opposite Marilyn Monroe, Dies at 94
Don Murray, who received an Oscar nomination for his performance opposite Marilyn Monroe in the 1956 film adaptation of William Inge’s play “Bus Stop,” has died. He was 94.His son Christopher confirmed his death to the New York Times.
In the 2017 reboot of “Twin Peaks,” he played Bushnell Mullins, the chief executive of Lucky 7 Insurance.
Murray also starred in the fourth entry in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes”; played Brooke Shield’s father in “Endless Love”; and recurred on prime-time soap “Knots Landing” as Sid Fairgate.


7 Countertop Convection Ovens That Do It All—Toast, Air Fry, Roast, and More
These small but mighty appliances will transform how you cook—shop our favorites now.

Imagine being able to turbo-charge your oven with the touch of a button. That’s the power of convection. A fan inside the oven moves hot air around, enabling faster and more even cooking before an exhaust vent releases it. You can use the convection feature when you want to brown or crisp foods like cookies, vegetables, or pizza.
Enter countertop convection ovens, which deliver convection on a smaller, faster scale. It gets better: Most models can effectively take the place of a toaster, oven, and air fryer. (Though not every model has an air frying feature, most are up to the task—after all, fan-propelled hot air is the key to air frying). Using one of these countertop appliances means you don’t always have to fire up your main oven, which is particularly handy when you’re baking something small (or cooking for two!).


7 Make-Ahead Super Bowl Foods That Will Score Big on Game Day
Spend more time enjoying the big game with these Super Bowl foods that can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.

No matter which team is playing on Super Bowl Sunday, one thing is always a given: There will be food—and lots of it. Whether you’re cooking for your family or contributing a dish to a tailgate party or potluck, the last thing you want is to spend the day stressed out in the kitchen. In this party playbook, you’ll prep most of the dishes ahead of time, leaving just a few finishing touches for game day.


The Benefits of Hanging Eucalyptus in the Shower—and How to Do It
The fragrant plant reduces stress, provides relief from respiratory issues, and increases energy levels.

Eucalyptus makes a beautiful addition to floral arrangements and is also striking as a stand-alone plant thanks to its beautiful blue-green, coin-shaped leaves. But the greenery is more than just a decorative piece: The fragrant scent that fresh eucalyptus emits has aromatherapeutic properties that make it as beneficial as it is eye-catching. It has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve respiratory health, and give energy levels a boost.12 One way to reap the benefits of eucalyptus is by hanging it in the shower—here, we explain the benefits of using eucalyptus in the shower, as well as how to make a bundle to hang over your showerhead.


15 Best Places to Visit in India, According to Travel Experts
From the alpine meadows of Kashmir to the palm-fringed beaches of Goa, these are some of the subcontinent’s most enchanting destinations.

As a former longtime Delhiite and frequent traveler to India, people often ask me what the country is like. I never know how to respond, for trying to sum up a nation as vast and diverse as India feels impossible. So, instead, I asked a few experts for their insights.
“If you visit India, you feel you have visited several countries, as every part is different,” says Mohd Shafi Billo, an inbound tour operator who specializes in helping international travelers plan their trips to the country. “It’s an exceptional destination, thanks to its culture, history, and inclusiveness of different people from different faiths, and it has everything to offer, from forts to mausoleums, wildlife tours to mountain adventures.”


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