Happy weekend and reminder: The Met Gala is MONDAY! Just as we did for the Oscars, we’ll be having a live thread over at Drinks With Broads to discuss the red carpet as it happens. The ability to comment is one of the perks of being a paid subscriber, so if you’ve been thinking about subscribing or upgrading your subscription, this is a good time! (All subscribers, of course, can read the comments, though.) It should be fun.
Speaking of Drinks With Broads, this week all subscribers got our primer on the Sofia Richie wedding and the Shannen Doherty divorce, and paid subscribers got a long one encompassing: rich people fighting over a villa, more Rupert Murdoch romantic shenanigans, Heather’s take on Mrs Davis (which seems insane???) and I discuss having been Influenced to buy a kind of kooky wardrobe addition that I ended up….liking??? It’s a good time.
ALSO here at GFY, in case you missed these chats, they were fun: one about the menu item you always order if you see it, and the other about the One That Got Away — not a romantic partner. The thing you should have bought and didn’t, and always regretted.
Now on to OTHER PLACES:
The NYT explains Why ‘Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Still Matters. [gifted link]
New York’s It Girls package is really entertaining and good; spend some time with it!
Now I want a sandwich: The Amazing Story of How Philly Cheesesteaks Became Huge in Lahore, Pakistan. [Philly Mag]
This Glen Powell/Sydney Sweeney thing is gonna be messy. [Lainey]
Important work here: Let’s Tap Into Some Fun ‘Star Wars’ Nostalgia And Rank ‘Return Of The Jedi’ Action Figures. [Uproxx]]
Interesting, at Bon Appetit: Time Limits at Restaurants Are Controversial—and Likely Here to Stay
This is such a good round-up. People can be so dumb! 8 horror stories for Administrative Professionals’ Day, at Ask a Manager
Anthro has the CUTEST round-up of clothes for tennis and pickleball, please remind me that I do not need a new tennis dress. [affiliate link]
I’m obsessed with this post about dips at Julia Turshen’s newsletter, Keep Calm and Cook On. It has charts!
Fun, at Vanity Fair: A Look Behind the Awards-Season Curtain With Photographer Greg Williams
This is a good read: I Biked the I-35 “Hell Route” From Austin to San Antonio So You Don’t Have To. [Texas Monthly]
Also at Lainey: Jury Duty is 2023’s first must-watch show. People seem to love this show. Should I be watching? [YES JESSICA! James Marsden is a national treasure and must be protected at all costs. -H]
To wit, Pajiba says ‘Jury Duty’ May Briefly Restore Your Faith in Humanity. That’s a tall order!
This is weirdly so sweet: Scientists Taught Pet Parrots to Video Call Each Other—and the Birds Loved It. [Smithsonian]
Socialite Life reports: “Officially On-Again? Shawn Mendes Picks Up Flowers For Date Night With Former Ex Camila Cabello.” I think this whole thing is a scam.
Good for her, I can’t wait to see the pics! Simone Biles is planning a beach destination wedding with 4 dresses and over 130 guests. [Celebitchy]
[Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull/Mgm/Kobal/Shutterstock]