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1: Everybody's Hustlin', Hustlin'
Especially your rich and famous faves.
Alicia, Mehmet, and Blake Walk Into a Bar
I had entirely too much to say about Alicia Keys’ $37 to $42 Sage + Oat Milk candle. TV’s Hercules thinks your wireless phone service is too woke. A TV doctor turned genial fascist “dog killer” came entirely too close to being my senator last week. Thanks for nothing, Oprah! And Blake Shelton has a new clothing line?
The librarian who cheerfully scanned the brand spanking new copy of Castle Rock Kitchen: Wicked Good Recipes from the World of Stephen King into the system so I could take it home and make some bloody good, master of horror approved New England eats held onto it for a long minute because…intense curiosity. Honey, same.
Stay tuned because your girl will be making Dolores’ Oven Risotto (Dolores Claiborne), Short Rib Borgnine (Needful Things) and Homemade Root Beer (Carrie).
Lupita Nyong’o: A Diamond Miner’s Best Friend
Lupita Nyong’o has been tapped to be the face of South African global diamond luxury brand, De Beers, as its first-ever global ambassador. She gets “to extend my advocacy for women and girls around the world.” De Beers gets to ride the coattails of her beautiful brown face and platform to whitewash its ugly diamond mining, exploration, and purchasing history, as well as its murky present. I got to see her latest film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, without having to think about this because I didn’t learn about it until I was getting #tramnesia suffering through what felt like a zillion movie trailer previews. #KanyeShrug
Sydney Sweeney Goes Vroom
I know entirely too much about The White Lotus and Euphoria actress Sydney Sweeney, and while it’s not uninteresting, the vast majority of it is entirely against my will. But I did swivel upon hearing the woman who’s recently lamented her inability to take time off because being a working actress isn’t as lucrative as it used to be talk to British GQ about her vintage car side hustle.
Jay-Z and Jeff Bezos: Courtside Seats
Sports Illustrated and TMZ Sports are two of the many the news outlets breathlessly waiting to see if Amazon founder Jeff ‘Pee On Your Own Time’ Bezos and billionaire mogul and second greatest rapper of all time Jay-Z’s interest in becoming owners of the Washington Commanders is real. But the older I get, the more every rich man angling to ‘own’ a team of grown ass male athletes starts to reek of Django Unchained’s Calvin J. Candie. Chile, let me finally read that copy of 40 Million Dollar Slaves.
Lake Bell: Hear and Now
I’m a huge fan of the actress Lake Bell’s Hollywood voiceover indie comedy In a World…. But I’m a former radio producer, I work in podcasts, and the length of my culled ‘n curated podcast queue haunts my dreams. What’s the audio equivalent of being crushed to death by a massive bookcase, Howards' End style?
Anyway, Bell’s new audiobook Inside Voice: My Obsession with How We Sound is a non-fiction take on the same topic and a great reminder that celebrity side hustles are sometimes about genuine obsessions, not their obsession with making extra money.
Coming Up Next Week: Buzzing off with Joe Jonas’ sangria, taking a walk with Outlander star Sam Heughan, getting pickled with Stephen Colbert, a sizzling look at the George Foreman Grill, and baby, this is Keke Palmer. #