LOADING ...

Rebecca Fishbein's posts - English uPOST

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 20, 2019 at 20:34. 5 comments

Just Imagine Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman (Actually, Don't)

Just Imagine Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman (Actually, Don't)

Not that anyone should be surprised by Hollywood’s penchant for questionable casting decisions, but this one seems genuinely insane: a studio executive once suggested Julia Roberts (THE Julia Roberts) could play Harriet Tubman (THE Harriet Tubman), despite a, uh, pretty significant difference between the two women. Not that that’s stopped anyone before!

Indeed, screenwriter Gregory Allen...

5 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 20, 2019 at 10:35.

And Now There's a Plague Outbreak

And Now There's a Plague Outbreak

The bubonic plague, infamously responsible for the deaths of millions of 14th century Europeans and a very upsetting portion of Madame Tussaud’s “Spirit of London” ride, likes to pop up every now and then to remind us that life is fleeting and rodents are lethal. And once again, it’s back!

According to Smithsonian Magazine, this month three cases of the bubonic plague were confirmed in Inner...

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 20, 2019 at 09:10. 3 comments

Woman Sentenced to 15 Days in Jail for Milkshaking Matt Gaetz

Woman Sentenced to 15 Days in Jail for Milkshaking Matt Gaetz

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a 1980s teen movie bully who had the troubling good fortune to get elected to Congress, was all sulky after a 35-year-old woman threw a drink at him back in June. He flexed his little bicep and pressed charges, and now that woman’s been sentenced to 15 days in jail.

NBC News reports that Florida resident Amanda Kondrat’yev received the sentence on Monday after pleading...

3 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 20, 2019 at 07:55.

Joan Collins Hates Your 'Tragic' Jeans

Joan Collins Hates Your 'Tragic' Jeans

Joan Collins, a fashion icon so formidable she once convinced non-fashion icons to invest in derby hats, thinks jeans are “tragic”. She might be referring specifically to the pair of Gap jeans I stretched out so much I can pull them on without unbuttoning them, in which case, she is correct. If not, though, she is talking about all my jeans, all your jeans, and all the jeans out in the...

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 18, 2019 at 20:30. 2 comments

It Looks Like Donald Trump Isn't Doing a Vape Ban, After All

It Looks Like Donald Trump Isn't Doing a Vape Ban, After All

Donald Trump was all set to ban flavored e-cigarettes—until, it seems, he discovered people actually like them. Now he’s backing down on the ban, lest it cost him votes from key Juul-loving demographics. Michael Bloomberg would NEVER .

Indeed, though the War on Vaping cost the world cool mint Juul pods this month, it looks like flavored e-cigarettes will be spared overall. The New York Times

2 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 18, 2019 at 10:40. 1 comments

Sesame Street Is Headed to the Middle East to Help Syrian Refugee Children Cope

Sesame Street Is Headed to the Middle East to Help Syrian Refugee Children Cope

Despite Sesame Street’s deeply controversial impending move to premium cable, it blessedly appears Big Bird & Co. aren’t abandoning their mission to help children across the economic divide. In fact, on Sunday night, Sesame Workshop announced a new television program aimed at helping young children displaced by the ongoing Syrian civil war.

60 Minutes reports that the non-profit behind Sesame...

1 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 18, 2019 at 09:05. 2 comments

Sara Lee Didn't Ask for This

Sara Lee Didn't Ask for This

In a very funny Saturday Night Live sketch (and episode) this weekend, Harry Styles and Bowen Yang teamed up to destroy Sara Lee’s social media brand, with Styles’s hapless employee turning its Instagram into meditations on lonely threesomes and Yang’s supervisor uploading a photo of himself at a harness party to the account. It was a great skit (and probably a Julio Torres/Yang production),...

2 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 18, 2019 at 07:55.

RIP to Kimba, a Very Good Giraffe

RIP to Kimba, a Very Good Giraffe

The Cincinnati Zoo, home to celebrity hippo Fiona and erstwhile home to celebrity gorilla Harambe, has lost another special animal.

CNN reports that the zoo’s only male giraffe, a 12-year-old named Kimba, died this weekend after undergoing a hoof trim earlier this week. Kimba had reportedly been suffering from mobility issues for the last few months, and underwent the procedure on Tuesday....

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 14, 2019. 7 comments

At Long Last, Milk Is Canceled

At Long Last, Milk Is Canceled

Though it’s unclear whether or not dairy is actually bad for you, milk has seen a notable decline in popularity over the last few years. This is thanks in large part to some aforementioned hemming and hawing over cow’s milk’s benefits (and ethics), along with the proliferation of non-cow’s milk, most of which are quite good, some of which seem like a real reach . Whatever the case, Big Milk...

7 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 14, 2019. 2 comments

Very Cool French Baby Born on Club Dance Floor Will Never Have to Pay Cover

Very Cool French Baby Born on Club Dance Floor Will Never Have to Pay Cover

A French baby who is absolutely already much cooler than me just by being French will get free admission to a Toulouse nightclub for life, after having had the good fortune of being born on that club’s dance floor.

People reports that the baby’s new mother was at Toulouse’s O’Club at around 5:30 a.m. on Monday when she went into labor, and since babies don’t really care how good of a Yelle (a...

2 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 14, 2019. 8 comments

David Harbour Likes Girlfriend Lily Allen's Butt

David Harbour Likes Girlfriend Lily Allen's Butt

David Harbour and Lily Allen are dating, a revelation that shocked my whole Twitter timeline so hard I thought the website would crash. I think their love is nice, though, or at least interesting. Also interesting: Harbour is a big fan of Allen’s butt, in addition to, I can only presume, her wit and intelligence and overall inner personhood.

Page Six dug up Harbour’s butt comments in an...

8 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 11, 2019. 2 comments

Gossip Girl's HBO Max Reboot Will Be a Lot Less White, Still Very Rich

Gossip Girl's HBO Max Reboot Will Be a Lot Less White, Still Very Rich

HBO Max’s upcoming Gossip Girl reboot might not have Euphoria’s nudity , but it will (allegedly) follow the show’s example by having more non-white, non-straight characters. Considering the original Gossip Girl’s very white cast, this is a welcome development.

Vulture reports that showrunners Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Joshua Safran addressed the new Gossip Girl’s focus on diversity...

2 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 11, 2019. 20 comments

It Sure Seems Like Nikki Haley Wants to Be Trump's Next Vice President

It Sure Seems Like Nikki Haley Wants to Be Trump's Next Vice President

Rumors started abounding over the summer that President Trump is looking to drop Mike Pence from his 2020 ticket in favor of Nikki Haley, erstwhile ambassador to the United Nations and noted Trump bootlicker. And though Haley dismissed the rumors, it seems like she still really wants the job, at least based on all the ass-kissing excerpts floating around from her forthcoming memoir.

The...

20 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 11, 2019.

Congratulations to This Antisocial Screaming Penguin for Winning New Zealand's Bird of the Year Poll

Congratulations to This Antisocial Screaming Penguin for Winning New Zealand's Bird of the Year Poll

An endangered breed of penguin known primarily for its hatred of social activities has finally Made It, winning both New Zealand’s critical bird-of-the-year poll and my personal bird-that-makes-me-feel-too-seen poll, the latter of which is an achievement indeed.

According to the Guardian, the aforementioned avian—described by the publication as an“antisocial penguin that communicates by...

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 11, 2019.

Don't Tease Me, Rob Thomas

Don't Tease Me, Rob Thomas

Having been rightfully put in my place for my wrongful hypothesis that the Veronica Mars reboot wouldn’t deliver (reader, it did), I feel comfortable cheering on the news that creator Rob Thomas might do some kind of revival for his other small screen masterpiece, Party Down. Thomas seems a little cagey on whether or not this will actually happen, though, so I’m not getting my hopes up too...

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 06, 2019. 1 comments

It Turns Out When You Ask Young People If They'd Like to Be Famous, Most of Them Say Yes

It Turns Out When You Ask Young People If They'd Like to Be Famous, Most of Them Say Yes

When I was a kid, I had dreams of becoming a famous actor, though for some reason I grew up and became a writer. Writers do achieve fame sometimes, and I kept that vague goal in the back of my brain. But one night I wrote a negative blog about Taylor Swift for this very website, and after fielding hundreds of angry tweets and the occasional death threat over it, decided fame wasn’t for me...

1 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 06, 2019. 2 comments

Democrat Appears to Win Kentucky Governor Race After Republican Incumbent Doubles Down on Abortion

Democrat Appears to Win Kentucky Governor Race After Republican Incumbent Doubles Down on Abortion

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear appears to have won the Kentucky gubernatorial election, besting Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. Bevin, who’d initially hinged his campaign on fighting the Affordable Care Act, pivoted to attacking Beshear’s support of abortion rights shortly before the election, with the virulently anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List group door-knocking for the...

2 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 06, 2019. 8 comments

Olivia Newton-John's Sexy Grease Pants Now Belong to...Spanx

Olivia Newton-John's Sexy Grease Pants Now Belong to...Spanx

I am but a lowly blogger who considers the name-brand pasta sauce a luxury, so I do not quite understand rich people’s obsession with buying film memorabilia. With that in mind, I suppose it makes sense that the Spanx founder is now the proud owner of Olivia Newton-John’s skintight Grease pants, as they are clearly the original Spanx.

Women’s Wear Daily reports that Sara Blakely bought the...

8 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Nov 06, 2019. 18 comments

Khloe Kardashian: Actually, I'm Baby-Partnered

Khloe Kardashian: Actually, I'm Baby-Partnered

I was under the impression we’d hit the max on #SoRelatable #Single #Celebrity content today, and yet: Khloe Kardashian would like everyone to know that she is also single, and it is GREAT. In fact, she is better than GREAT, because she has a baby, and they are in love.

According to Hollywood Life, Khloe and the other Kardashians were on an episode of The Real on Tuesday, and since single...

18 Comments

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Oct 30, 2019. 15 comments

Former Juul Executive Says Company Sent Out 1 Million Contaminated Pods They Refused to Recall

Former Juul Executive Says Company Sent Out 1 Million Contaminated Pods They Refused to Recall

The ongoing drama involving popular vape company Juul escalated on Tuesday after a former executive filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging Juul shipped out one million contaminated pods and didn’t bother to recall them.

Buzzfeed News reports that Siddharth Breja, Juul’s former senior vice president of global finance, alleges he was fired after raising alarm about the pods on several...

15 Comments

Language