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I have to admit, I’m not exactly rocking my A-game as I write this piece on Sunday evening. I cooked brunch for 20 people today, and even a 3-hour nap hasn’t led to a full recovery. But as I lounge around trying to recover from cooking five pounds of bacon that was immediately devoured, let’s reflect on a few people who had even worse weekends than being left with no bacon leftovers.
Maggie Laine may not be the household name that some other Victoria’s Secret Angels are, but still, it’s a long way from this:
# ❤️ @maggievlaine x @vspink #maggielaine #vspink #pinknation #vsmodel #VictoriasSecret #lingerie pic.twitter.com/ngReR5C3VC
— Victoria’s Secret (@VSModels12) March 15, 2018
Victoria’s Secret Model Maggie Laine’s Mugshot Is Oddly Glamorous After Arrest For Weed Possession https://t.co/ay5A3gVOnL pic.twitter.com/EptpcqSREF
— lusirusi (@lusirusi3) March 31, 2018
Laine, who turned 21 on March 11th, was arrested for possession of marijuana in Muscogee County, Georgia, leading to the above mug shot. The model, who walked in the VS Fashion Show last fall and has also done work for Stella McCartney and Rachel Zoe, has less than an ounce of weed on her at the time of her arrest, leading to a misdemeanor charge that can carry a fine of about $1,000. [via TMZ]
All good things must come to an end, right? And that includes really, really, really bad TV movies.
That’s right, my friends, the end of the Sharknado is near. The upcoming sixth film in the franchise, set to bow this summer, will be the last. According to TVLine, the final film will involve some time travel:
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming found Ian Ziering’s leading man Finn wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. In the final flick, he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all.
But…if Steve Sanders Ian Ziering stops the Sharknado that started it all, does that mean it never really happened to begin with? [via TVLine]
Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor Shoppers
Of the list above, the place I am most likely to shop is Saks Off 5th, and I’ve done so quite often. Which means that now I’m likely to get yet another replacement credit card.
The parent company of the three stores, Hudson’s Bay Company, has announced a data breach for in-store shoppers for transactions dating back to May 2017. While the breach affected over 130 stores across the country, the “majority of stolen credit cards were obtained from New York and New Jersey locations,” according to the company’s announcement. The press release also stated, “Once the Company has more clarity around the facts, it will notify customers quickly and will offer those impacted free identity protection services, including credit and web monitoring.”
Oh goodie, more free credit monitoring! [via CNNMoney]
With all of the bad press Facebook has been getting lately, it was only a matter of time until one of their competitors started trolling them. And fittingly, it came on April Fool’s Day.
Snapchat (which has had its own run of bad press lately) dropped an ingenious new filter on Sunday, trolling Facebook’s issues with Russian bots. The filter puts a Facebook user interface around your photo with likes from “a bot” and “your mum” in Cryillic script below.
I give Snap a lot of grief but today’s epic trolling of Facebook via Snapchat filter is *unbelievable*.
— James Whatley (@Whatleydude) April 1, 2018
.@Snapchat straight trolling @facebook with this filter on #AprilFoolsDay pic.twitter.com/A5Ab2i2BAK
— Brennan Smith (@brennansmith11) April 1, 2018
The Russian Facebook filter is next level savagery by snapchat pic.twitter.com/VgHHOpqn7p
— Nick Melanson (@nickmelanson_) April 1, 2018
You gonna clap back, Zuckerberg? [via HelloGiggles]
Rick and Morty Fans
I can’t say that I’ve ever seen an ep of this Adult Swim staple, but I have some friends that are very committed fans and have been eagerly awaiting season four’s debut. Unfortunately for them, it looks like they may be waiting a while.
In response to a “fan’s” tweet demanding new episodes of the show, creator Dan Harmon revealed that the network hasn’t ordered them:
I hear ya, tough spot. On one hand, it can be challenging, especially with crippling lazy alcoholism, to write a show that hasn’t been ordered by a network. On the other hand, the thought that fans like you pay the price…I mean…I’m gonna grab a drink https://t.co/mvn9nthxCE
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) March 17, 2018
Harmon revealed more on Kevin Smith’s SModcast over the weekend, saying “The reason we’re not working on Rick and Morty right now ain’t because I figured out that I don’t need to impress you. It’s because of a little something called contract negotiations and it’s gotten complicated this time around.”
Harmon’s co-creator, Justin Roiland chimed in on Twitter, saying:
For everyone telling me to get back to work on Rick and Morty (season four) turn your attention to Turner. I’m waiting around just like you. Making some cool video games in the meantime though! @squanchgames
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) March 22, 2018
You would think that the network would want to bring the show back, given that the ‘toon is the most popular comedy among 18- to 34-year-olds in the US; the season 3 debut was watched by 11.7 million people; and its October finale the most-watched cable telecast across all age groups for that evening.
Get your shit together, Cartoon Network. [via Vice]
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