Friday, August 17, 2018

Stove Top Wins The Internet With Their Stretchy Thanksgiving Dinner

Stove Top Wins The Internet With Their Stretchy Thanksgiving Dinner Pants

What's my secret to staying comfortable after my third helping at Thanksgiving dinner? Leggings. Paired with a cute tunic or dress, they have tons of room for stretching while still remaining more event-appropriate than sweatpants. 

But not everyone has that option, so Stove Top came to the rescue this year with their "fashionable" Thanksgiving dinner pants. 

Please note the scare quotes there, because even though Stove Top is advertising the pants' appearance, they are totally in on their own joke. 

They aren't just in on it. They're jumping in with both feet and a gravy boat of irony. 

The stretchy pants are basically maternity pants with a stuffing theme, which would be a tough sell if it weren't for the genius commercial.

You know those '80s commercials with the hammy acting and over-the-top voiceover? 

Well, Stove Top recreated the idea perfectly and then turned it up to 11. 

Special shout-out to the actor playing the dad, who is giving 210% in every single shot!

"You can try to make your own stretchy pants, but bags of rubber bands can cost tens of dollars!"

I'm sure Stove Top didn't expect the pants to sell out quite so fast, but I'm also sure they're happy to see it!

Of course, some people haven't quite caught on that it's a joke...

But that's okay! Because while those sourpusses are having a boring, single-serving dinner, we'll all be having a great time making room for that fourth helping of stuffing!

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Info Jamie And Dakota Tried To Keep Secret

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Info Jamie And Dakota Tried To Keep Secret

I remember when all anyone ever wanted to talk or write about was Fifty Shades of Grey. The books took over the world and people couldn't wait to find out who was going to be lucky enough to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. And then we got the perfect cast with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. We got the news that there were going to be three (!!!) movies and the first one turned out to be amazing. Don't be ashamed to say that you read the books or watched the movie! Embrace it. And get ready to read some steamy behind-the-scenes facts about making the movie! 

1. Dakota Johnson took a couple things from set as souvenirs! She took a flogger and several pairs of underwear. Apparently, she said the underwear was just too comfortable to leave behind.

2. Jamie Dornan revealed that he did a lot of research for this movie. To understand Christian Grey, Jamie visited a private sex dungeon.

Jamie sure is dedicated!

3. Special remote-controlled cameras were used for the steamy scenes so that the actors could enjoy some privacy! 

Honestly, it kind of sounds awkward to film those scenes. 

4. The director let Dakota and Jamie film all the scenes in the famous "red room" the very last week of production. She said that that way, the actors would be more comfortable with each other. 

Yeah... no matter how long you spend with someone, those scenes are awkward to film!

5. Dakota specifically asked her parents Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith to not see the movie. She thought it was weird and inappropriate to see it. 

First of all, WHOA. Talk about famous parents! Second of all, Dakota's right. You want to support your child but do you really want to watch that movie? 

6. Dakota got hurt on set after Jamie got too into a scene. She received minor whiplash after he threw her too hard onto the bed.

7. Dakota spent hours in the makeup chair because she had to get all her tattoos covered up. 

8. Each cast member had only five days to learn their lines! 

9. Jamie said the worst part about filming the movie was having to shave every day since he normally sports a beard. Jamie was really happy that he didn't have to shave his chest though!

10. All the props in Christian's Red Room were custom made by the production designer and the prop department. Apparently, the equipment is accurate to real BDSM toys.

11. The first time Anastasia sees the Red Room was the first time Dakota saw it too because the director wanted her reaction to be 100% genuine. 

Jamie actually spent a lot of time in the room just so he could get comfortable and familiar before the scenes. 

12. It's considered to be the second major movie to be released that's based on fan fiction. Fifty Shades is based on Twilight

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is considered to be the first movie based on fan fiction. The author wrote it based on fan fiction about Harry Potter!

13. Jamie had to come up with an entire new walk to play Christian Grey because his natural walk was deemed "too weird" by the directors and producers. 

Jamie walked on his tip-toes and had to practice with his wife on walks to perfect that suave Christian Grey walk. 

14. There was a lot of merchandise released for the movie. It included baby bibs that had "By-product of Fifty Shades of Grey" written on it. 


15. Beyoncé happily re-recorded her debut single, "Crazy In Love" just for the movie. It had been 10 years since the single's initial release!

Hmmm... you think Bey is a fan of the books or the movie????

16. Angelina Jolie was offered the chance to direct the movie but she declined. 

Whoa... I wonder what the movie would've been like!

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People Are Wearing Real Succulents On Their Nails For This Look

People Are Wearing Real Succulents On Their Nails For This Look

When it comes to unusual nail trends, I'm always unprepared for what'll come next. Recently, we've seen fuzzy nails, aquarium nails, pumpkin spice latte nails, and scorpion nails. So when I caught wind that succulent nails are apparently now a thing, my curiosity obviously skyrocketed. I have always loved these adorable, low-maintenance little plants, and currently have two of them sitting on my desk. But how could one possibly incorporate a living succulent into a manicure? Australian terrarium and plant art designer extraordinaire, Roz Borg (@arozona), is the woman behind these whimsical yet largely illogical nail creations. She gets the look by attaching the tiny succulents to acrylic nails using floral glue, then attaches the acrylics to her real nails. 

Although these manicures take hours to create and aren't suitable for the majority of our daily lives, they're just so pretty that who cares?! The best part is that you can plant these tiny succulents when your manicure starts to wear out, and watch them keep on living! So if you're ready to see the newest bizarre nail trend, keep reading for a list of real, living, succulent manicures! 

1. Living Mani

This is definitely the most mesmerizing manicure I've ever laid eyes on. Her nails completely blend into the plant she's grasping. 

2. Green Thumb

I couldn't not make a pun about having a green thumb here. I have never seen such teeny-tiny succulents in all my life! 

3. Garden Party 

These light green succulent nails are worthy of having their own garden party. I seriously love the shape of them! 

4. Pretty In Polish

The real succulent nail look might be a little too much for you. If that's the case, just opt for a painted succulent look instead, like this glittering green design!

5. Cute Claws 

This is such a pretty, fresh manicure look. The white base polish was the perfect choice to make the succulent designs really stand out. 

6. Planted Pointers 

I love these alternating chocolate and succulent nails! The colors in this pretty plant-inspired manicure all complement each other so well. 

7. Living Ring! 

It felt like a crime to not show you these whimsical, stunning succulent rings. This would be the perfect accessory for a garden-themed wedding! 

8. Tiny Garden 

I had no idea so many different colors of succulents existed. This ring looks as though it belongs in a fairy tale. Sigh

9. Eco-Friendly Accessory 

I'm not usually very adventurous when it comes to accessorizing, but I mustget my hands on one of these rings. How could you not be happy while wearing a tiny garden on your finger?

15 Easter Eggs Everyone Missed In 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find

15 Easter Eggs Everyone Missed In 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'

Potterheads, rejoice! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out and is doing amazing at the box office. It's taken on a life of it's own and has cast a spell over the world with its magical storyline and adorable hero. JK Rowling has said in several interviews that Fantastic Beasts isn't a prequel and is just another series set in the same universe as Harry Potter. But that didn't stop the movie makers from putting in tons of references and Easter eggs that point to the events of the Harry Potter series! So here are all the things you might have missed while watching this fantastic movie!

Beware of SPOILERS below! 

1. This happened in the very beginning of the movie so you might have missed it! In Newt's suitcase, you can clearly see he's a Hufflepuff because of his scarf!

2. At the end of the movie, he's wearing it! 

Turns out Newt and Eddie Redmayne are both very proud Hufflepuffs.

3. Did you notice anything familiar about the music? The movie starts with playing "Hedwig's Song," which is one of the most recognizable pieces of music from the Harry Potter movies!

4. The opening scene in the movie reveals only one wizard standing with a 1920s hairstyle. Right after that scene, the audience sees newspaper clippings about Grindelwald being active. Given the timing, Grindelwald is wielding dark magic that's never been seen before, which means he's in possession of the Elder Wand!


5. JK has been vocal about the year that this movie is set in. So what's the big deal with 1926? Well, that's the year that Tom Riddle was born.

TOM RIDDLE AKA VOLDEMORT AKA HE-WHO-MUST-NOT-BE-NAMED. I am living for all these references and Easter eggs!!!!!

6. In the movie, Newt mentions Leta, his childhood friend from Hogwarts. Is Leta important? UH YEAH SHE IS. Leta's last name is Lestrange, which means she's related to the infamous Lestrange family! It's a direct connection to Harry Potter and his story!

Leta is one of the original Sacred Twenty-Eight (pureblood families) and are known for practicing the Dark Arts. Some of them even go on to become Death Eaters. Leta is semi-related to Bellatrix since she married into the Lestrange family!

7. When Newt stumbles upon the anti-magic rally, the activist asks Newt, "Are you a seeker? A seeker after truth?" Newt replies by making a Quidditch pun: "I'm more of a chaser, really." 

8. Here's a big one for you! Graves gives Credence a necklace that has the symbol of the Deathly Hallows! 

9. How cute was the Niffler in the movie?! This isn't their first appearance in the Potterverse. Hagrid actually introduced Nifflers to his class in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

When Dolores Umbridge becomes headmistress in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Lee Jordan levitated two Nifflers into her office just to cause chaos!

10. The claws of the fantastic beast that is trying to escape from Newt's suitcase look awfully familiar, right? That's because they're almost exactly the same as the claws on the cover of The Monster Book of Monsters featured in Harry Potter!

11. Diehard fans will remember that Tina Goldstein has been mentioned before. Tina Goldstein is Porpetina Scamander, the person mentioned in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Thembook. In Newt's biography blurb in the book, it said he's married to Tina!

12. That giant MACUSA clock monitor looks similar to the one hanging in the Weasley household. The MACUSA clock monitors the level of danger in the American wizarding world. The Weasley clock tells if any of the family members are in danger!

13. The specific dragon that Newt mentions in the movie is important! It's a Ukranian Ironbelly, which is the same creature that guards the Lestrange vault in The Deathly Hallows.

14. Occamy eggs have been mentioned before in the Goblet of Fire! It was revealed that Gilderoy Lockhart created a line of hair products with special ingredients. What was in it? Occamy egg yolk. 

15. JK turned to her own work for inspiration for Newt's backstory! Newt accidentally endangered the other students at Hogwarts by bringing in a dangerous magical beast. It's actually almost the exact same story she wrote for Hagrid when he was expelled from Hogwarts!

Leave a COMMENT and tell us if you spotted any of these when you were watching the movie!