11 Times Zoë Kravitz and Lisa Bonet Looked More Like Siblings That Mother and Daughter

Let’s be real: Zoë Kravitz has inherited some of the best genes in the business. Between her rocker dad, Lenny, and her bohemian actress and musician mom, Lisa Bonet, Zoë’s inner and outer beauty can’t be denied. In a recent interview, Zoë opened up about why she idolizes her mother particularly: «She kind of stumbled into [the acting] world. It wasn’t a conscious choice (a) to be an actress, (b) to be a famous actress, and (c) to be — she shook things up — a model for so many young women. The beautiful thing about her is that she just thought a certain way and lived her life that way.»

We’ve rounded up Lisa and Zoë’s cutest snaps — the ones that always make us do a double take to figure out whether they’re actually mother and daughter or some sort of sorceress sisters.

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How Seeing ’20th Century Women’ Helps Planned Parenthood

Today Mike Mills’ semi-autobiographical gem 20th Century Women opens nationwide. You should see it because it’s beautiful filmmaking that thoughtfully focuses on the evolving challenges women face from one generation to the next. And you should see it this weekend, because this unrepentantly feminist film is fundraising for Planned Parenthood right now.

20th Century Women‘s distributor, A24 will make a donation to Planned Parenthood for every woman and man who goes to see the film in theaters this weekend. So not only do you get to enjoy a bright and brilliant dramedy starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, and Billy Crudup, but also you get to enjoy it knowing that you’re giving back to an organization that dedicates itself daily to the health and care of women across the country, across generations.

Get a feel for the film and its incredible women with this featurette that includes interviews with the cast, along with insight from Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.

As you might have guessed, Planned Parenthood played a pivotal role in 20th Century Women. Per the press release from A24:

Planned Parenthood consulted on the film and Planned Parenthood California Central Coast shared information and resources about Planned Parenthood health centers in the ’70s. Planned Parenthood also plays a crucial part in the lives of two of the main characters in the film. Of the collaboration, writer/director Mike Mills says, «The people at Planned Parenthood were so helpful to me with the writing and pre-production of 20th Century Women. They connected me with people who worked in PP offices in the ’70s to make sure every aspect of my scenes was correct, from the language counselors used to the very particular decor and dress of the people in those offices, to the overarching philosophy and attitude of the women who worked there. It was very important to me that we capture this moment in women’s reproductive rights accurately and they were so generous and helpful to me.»

You can learn more about the real-life inspirations behind 20th Century Women from NY Mag.

Kristy Puchko loves 20th Century Women.

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Please. Please 2017. Please. Let Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone Be Back Together. Give Us This

If you’re like me (most rational humans are not) you know there’s been more and more evidence that Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone might be maybe possibly back togetherish maybe possibly. Well now there’s some more. PLEASE. COME ON. WE NEED THIS AS A NATION. (Lainey)

On a day we all just want to stay in bed, Fifth Harmony is wearing bedding as formalwear. I GET IT, 5H. (GFY)

The most appropriate book for today is Fake News, Real Boners by Chuck Tingle. kdm was surprised by how much she enjoyed the hilariously erotic adventures of a fake newsreader and a studly unicorn. "It’s short and sweet, and has some of the best lines I’ve ever read. Seriously. Fucking GOLD." You’ll have to read the review to find out what will go on Bekka Supp’s tombstone. (Cannonball Read 9)

Michael Douglas thinks we should wait and see because Trump’s «not an idiot.» Michael Douglas is CANCELLED. (Celebitchy)

I disagree with the first line of this article. I am a huge proponent of claiming or subverting terms used against you. It’s why I claim the word «queer» and why I will always hold personal use of the word «crazy» close to my heart because it’s the only word that makes sense to me about me sometimes. But I love this article about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. (Revelist)

5 Names of Trees to Scream at His Face When He Says He’s into Nature. OAK! I LOVE OAK! (Reductress)

Well we inaugurated Bane as our 45th president today. (The Slot)

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Elevate Your Cocktail Repertoire

When hosting guests, the thought of mixing cocktails for all can be a bit intimidating. How do you handle friends who are scared of unknown spirits or squeamish about certain flavors? It can be tempting to just pop open a bottle of wine or let your guests fend for themselves with a few of your half-empty bottles of liquor, Coca Cola and tonic. At a gathering of real adults, though, nothing is classier than an elegant bar cart or cocktail station where guests can procure a drink that is both tasty and perhaps an unexpected departure from the typical.

When selecting a cocktail to serve, “You can’t cater to everybody,” bartender extraordinaire Pamela Wiznitzer told me. What you can do, however, is choose something that works for both the time of day of your gathering and the time of year it is. “I guess a lot of things are very weather dependent. It’s all situational. So you know, if you’re hosting a five hour long dinner where it’s the middle of the wintertime, you’re not going to start off the meal with a strawberry blackberry margarita,” she said. 

Wiznitzer is one of over 30 bartenders who contributed recipes to St. Germain brand ambassador Camille Ralph Vidal’s new cocktail book How to Drink French Fluently, which breaks down recipes by time of day, making it handy for party planning purposes. Hosting a birthday brunch or daytime summer barbecue? Opt for something light, refreshing and perhaps bubbly. An evening cocktail party? Start things off with a low-proof aperitif. 

In chatting with Vidal and Wiznitzer, both women cited the St. Germain cocktail as the most versatile recipe in the book—explaining that they serve it at pretty much any time. “Sparkling wine, St. Germain and seltzer water,” says Wiznitzer, adding that for a winter gathering in particular, “Maybe you infuse the water ahead of time with some cinnamon so you’re adding a little bit of spice notes with the floral. Ways like that, you can incorporate the season. Like apples and pears, you can use those fruits instead of berries which aren’t really in season.”

For all-day inspiration, click through the gallery of recipes from How to Drink French Fluently.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ Lives and Dies By Its Last 30 Seconds

M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is a solid-ish horror-exploitation flick with a strong performance from James McAvoy, who plays Kevin, a man with 23 distinct personalities. While Kevin’s multiple personalities have been able to co-exist and even thrive in recent years, an unsettling incident awakens two of Kevin’s more evil personalities — Dennis and Patricia — who conspire with Kevin’s 9-year-old personality, Hedgwig, to abduct three young women, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Marcia (Jessica Sula) and Claire (Haley Lu Richardson). Dennis and Patricia hold the three women hostage in a large basement for reasons that are best left unexplained. Meanwhile, Kevin’s other personalities attempt to seek aid from their therapist, Dr. Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley).

Split plays a bit like last year’s 10 Cloverfield Lane, only instead of being held hostage by John Goodman, the three women are held hostage by several different personalities of one man. It’s intermittently intense, occasionally funny, very well shot, and mostly engrossing, despite its many lapses in logic. It’s the kind of inexpensive, entertaining horror movie we’ve mostly come to expect from Blumhouse Pictures and more recently, Shyamalan, with the excellent, self-contained horror thriller The Visit.

But there’s something else afoot here. It’s not exactly an M. Night Shyamalan twist, but a nod toward a longer game and the less viewers know about it, the better. The payoff for the film doesn’t come until the last 30 seconds, and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. I’m evenly split between excitement for a future prospect, and annoyed that a nifty, intimate little horror flick is actually an entry point into something bigger.

Still, Split mostly works when the focus is on McAvoy. The idea of a character with 23 personalities sounds exhausting, but McAvoy pulls it off so well that we’re sad we don’t get to spend much time with about 15 of those personalities. The exploitative nature of the film feels icky as hell, and the threat of sexual abuse is unsettling even if — in the present timeline — it’s a red herring (and in flashbacks, pointless and predictable). Moreover, the female characters are mostly wasted, treated as disposable plot devices, even moreso once the ending is revealed and we discover that their stories existed only to serve a larger one.

However, beyond saying that it’s worth watching, especially for fans of Shyamalan’s earlier work, and piquing your interest in Split, I don’t feel comfortable saying much more for fear of spoiling the surprise. It is quite a surprise, but your mileage may vary on whether it’s a welcome one or not.

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Michael Keaton Shines in Brilliant Trump Allegory ‘The Founder,’ Which You May Or May Not Want to Watch This Weekend, IDK

There’s an elephant in the room in John Lee Hancock’s The Founder, and that elephant is orange, sports a terrible toupee and, oh yeah, starting today, is our President. Sorry to bring the vibes down—we’ve made a conscious effort to keep things skewed more positive, less OH MY GOD WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE IN A NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST WHAT THE FUCK today—but bringing up Trump can’t really be avoided when you’re talking about this movie. It may not be intended as a direct takedown on the part of Hancock, Keaton, and screenwriter Robert Siegel, but that’s sure as shit how it comes across.

On the surface, The Founder is an all-American tale about a small-town Midwesterner who goes from being an unsuccessful traveling salesman to the head of a multi-billion dollar fast food chain. How does he do it, you ask? Through good ol’ fashioned American values, like:

GUMPTION
and
PERSISTENCE
and
PULLING YOURSELF UP BY YOUR BOOTSTRAPS.

AMURRICA.

In reality, what Hancock* has crafted here is a positively blistering take on the rot at the center of the «American Dream.» The Founder starts off all wholesome and Leave it to Beaver. Ray Kroc (Keaton) travels around the country trying to convince drive-in restaurant owners to buy the milkshake mixtures he’s hawking. No one bites, except this random outfit in Santa Barbara that Kroc’s never heard of, called McDonald’s. Its owners, brothers Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick (a ‘stacheless Nick Offerman) have come up with something called the «Speedee System,» which would eventually come to be known as fast food. Impressed, Kroc goes into business with the brothers, setting off to start up franchise locations across the country. A twinkly score and sun-drenched shots of Ray driving down Route 66 underscore how very, well, ’50s it all is. The war is over and anything is possible — if you want to be successful in life, all you have to do is work hard and believe in yourself. It’s Ray’s mantra: Persistence. Never give up. Isn’t that what America’s all about?

But here’s the problem: Ray’s a shark. And he’s going to eat the McDonald brothers alive.

He starts out with small things, things that he could easily brush off if the brothers called him on them. When asked by a loan officer whether he’s the one who came up with the «Speedee System,» he pauses for a split-second before answering in the affirmative. A lie, but a mostly harmless one—he’s trying to impress this guy enough to give him money, after all. The brothers aren’t there, and anyway, they’ll benefit with every new store. Kroc tries to convince the brothers to let Coca-Cola sponsor the menu boards—and it’s unreasonable of them to say no, isn’t it? «Maintaining the integrity of the business» is all well and good in theory, but it is a business, and who can blame Ray for being practical?

But Kroc’s behavior gets worse and worse. He goes behind the brothers’ backs more and more, comes up with ways to cheat them in small ways. Then large ones. He doesn’t see it as cheating, really. They brought him on to grow the business, and that’s what he’s doing, and if they don’t like the way he’s doing it… well, that’s their problem.

With every ounce of success that Ray achieves, his inner nature—visible in fits and starts from the beginning of the movie—starts to come out. He’s narcissistic and easily provoked. He’s defensive—he and his wife Ethel (Laura Dern) rub elbows with the upper class at the country club, but Ray is keenly aware that he is not one of them. He’s determined to rub his success in the faces of everyone who’s looked down on him. (Sound familiar?) He’s willing to do anything to anybody for financial gain; on top of stealing McDonald’s out from under its true creators, he unceremoniously ditches his wife when he finds another (married) woman (Linda Cardellini) whose cutthroat attitude more closely meshes with his own.

And more than anything else: He’s a phony. A faker. And delusional—he’s empty, and he doesn’t even realize it. He spouts off corporate speak—«grab the brass ring,» «the ladder to success,» «there’s gold to be had at the end of one of those golden arches», «McDonald’s can be the new American church. Feeding bodies and feeding souls.»—but all his success comes from taking credit for things other people have done. Like Trump getting a million dollar loan from his father and then claiming to be a self-made man, Kroc never actually creates anything. He is, accuses Dick, just a leech. Dick and Mac are the true innovators, the true exemplifiers of ingenuity and toil. They grew up in the Depression and struck out West to make their own fortune, for fuck’s sake. How much more American can you get? And they lose. Because Ray lives by the philosophy that «business is war. If my competition was drowning, I’d walk up to him and I’d put a hose right in his mouth. Can you say the same?»

And that’s the way it is in America. You get ahead by stepping on the little guy and fucking people over.

Keaton’s performance is so good, Kroc’s transition from good ol’ boy to sociopath so natural and gradual (paired with a gradual darkening of the movie itself, and Carter Burwell’s score taking on a more and more ominous quality), that The Founder is genuinely jarring to watch. It’s a great movie—one of the greatest of the year, I’d say (it’s technically a 2016 movie, having been given a very limited release in California last month)—but it’s not a particularly feel-good endeavor, especially given the timing of its release. Still, if you can muster up the mental fortitude, The Founder‘s worth a watch if only for the final shot of Kroc, if nothing else. It’s Keaton’s crowning achievement (definitely in the film, maybe in his career, come at me).

Kroc stands before a mirror, preparing for a banquet at which Ronald Reagan, «another Illinois boy done good,» will be in attendance. He has everything he wanted: money, fame, respect for having «founded» one of the world’s most popular food chains. But for a split second, as he finishes practicing his (plagiarized) speech, a look come over his face. His eyes dart from side to side. He appears uncertain. Keaton doesn’t even say anything, but you know. This is Ray Kroc—liar, cheat, con-man—finally realizing: «Wait… am I a terrible person?»

And then he turns around, leaves the room, and goes about business as usual, moment of self-awareness behind him. Before the closing credits roll, we get a «where are they now» run-down of just how successful McDonald’s, founded on the great American ideal of ruthless capitalism, eventually became.

God bless America.

*YES THE THE BLIND SIDE GUY.

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Detox Your Jewelry Box

While purging your closet to make room for new finds might be a yearly or monthly ritual, the jewelry box often gets overlooked. Do you really need to hang onto to grandma’s antique pearls or that broken diamond necklace you still haven’t repaired? We spoke with Chris Del Gatto, CEO & Chairman of DELGATTO Jewelry, and Mara Opperman, Vice President of DELGATTO and Co-Founder of diamond resale website I Do Now I Don’t, two experts who know exactly when to sell your gems. Here, we compiled their top tips into the ultimate jewelry detox guide, so you can get the biggest sale possible and make room for the new. 

Your jewelry should be a reflection of who you are now, not who you were five years ago.

Make sure you love everything you own. “We’re big fans of quality over quantity,” says Chris Del Gatto. If you have jewelry that you haven’t worn in a year, you’re probably not going to wear it again. If it’s been a year and a half or two years, you’re definitely not going to wear it again.

Keep your pearls—unless they’re natural.

The value of pearls right now is extremely depressed. The value isn’t there because there aren’t buyers. As pretty as they are, cultured pearls are probably not worth selling right now. Natural pearls, or pearls that formed without the help of man, are a different story and are extremely rare. Strands of natural pearls can go for upwards of $ 100,000. If you’re not wearing them, sell them!

Only hold onto jewelry from a past relationship if you’re wearing it.

Diamonds pieces are especially valuable, and the money you can get for them is of much better use than a stone that is sitting in a vault unworn. I Do Now I Don’t is a great option for selling your engagement ring from a former marriage (or buying a diamond at a discount!).

Get rid of broken jewelry you haven’t repaired.

If you’ve lost one earring or are holding onto a broken piece of jewelry, get rid of it. The experts at DELGATTO often see clients who want to turn old jewels or broken pieces into something new. “This often results in spending a lot of money to customize something new that, chances are, you’re not going to wear,” says Chris Del Gatto. Rather than trying to salvage the old piece, sell it and buy something new that you’ll love and use.

Buy brand name jewelry if you might sell it later on.

Jewelry signed by major houses—Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and many others—is highly collectible, like diamonds or super fine watches. When you’re buying jewelry, it’s worth buying the signed piece, rather than a generic one, in order to get the resale value later on. The same applies to watches.

Be smart about selling gold jewelry.

Before melting down gold jewelry, try selling the gold pieces themselves. Have an expert to appraise the jewelry before you melt it. You might be able to sell it for much more than its melt value. The amount you can get for gold doesn’t change much over time, so sell it whenever you stop using it.

Top image: @tiffanyandco

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Celebrities Thank Obama For Everything He’s Done For the LGBTQ Community in Emotional Video

Barack Obama’s presidency officially came to an end on Friday, and in addition to an outpouring of love from the world, celebrities are also using their public platforms to thank him for all he’s done in the last eight years. Ellen DeGeneres, who gave Barack a fitting send-off on Thursday with a hilarious and emotional video of his many appearances on her show, thanked him again on Friday. The host put together an emotional video of celebrities, many of whom are part of the LGBTQ community, thanking Barack for all the positive change he made during his time in office. Portia de Rossi thanked him for allowing her to marry the girl of her dreams, while Neil Patrick Harris thanked him for allowing him to have children with husband David Burtka. No matter what happens in the next four years, nobody will ever be able to take away the happiness and change that Obama brought.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte Will Begin School in London This Fall

It looks like Prince William and Kate Middleton’s rumored move to London is now official! According to Kensington Palace, the royal pair are moving their family back to the city now that William is leaving his job as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance in Cambridge, England. Once they move from their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk, Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 1, will enroll in schools close to the family’s Kensington Palace residence in London. Up until now, George has been attending the Westacre Montessori School nursery in Norfolk (remember those adorable first-day-of-school photos?!). Charlotte hasn’t begun school yet, but she’ll enroll in a nursery school in London as well.

When the family arrives in the city, Kate and William will continue their work assisting Queen Elizabeth II with the charities and causes she supports. Although 2017 surely holds plenty of new and exciting opportunities for them, William made sure to profusely thank his former copilots. «It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglian Air Ambulance,» he said in a statement. «I would like to thank the people of East Anglian for being so supportive of my role and for letting me get on with the job when they have seen me in the community or at our region’s hospitals. My admiration for our country’s medical and emergency services community could not be any stronger.»

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