It’s been over a decade since the last episode of Sex and the City aired, but the show lives on. Part of the show’s legacy remains in those poignant Carrie Bradshaw quotes that never left our minds. Of course, we also have the two movies and not the third movie because we all know how that panned out. Disappoint aside, though, the show is still on our minds, as fresh as it ever was. If you have a die-hard fan in your life, we’ve some timeless, Carrie-approved gifts.
Austin Dillon and Whitney Ward (IG)are getting married this weekend, according to their online registry, so it was time today for AD to get his wedding gift from his bride….annnnnnddddd….she delivered this insane Shoot-A-Way (looks like The Gun 6000). We’re talking about a $ 7,000 or so rebounder.
Think about how genius this is for a new marriage. Having some relationship issues? Honeymoon is over stage bringing you down? Go shoot some hoops and you don’t even need one of your buddies to rebound. You’ll always have the Shoot-A-Way to talk to. The machine will just keep pumping those chest passes until you use up all the toxic energy.
This really is the gift that 27-year-old NASCAR drivers and common guys want in life. It just happens that AD has the perfect man barn — remember where he laid a patch after winning a race this summer? — to use the Shoot-A-Way. That’s key here. Need the indoor space. Of course it’ll be nice in Charlotte around March 1, but by the AD will be going boogity across the country in his Chevy.
I’m telling you guys, this barn has provided us an incredible amount of content this year. Easily the best man barn in all of NASCAR.
As the holidays get closer, we’re helping you get a head start on your shopping. We have ideas for lots of gifts, but this roundup in particular is for one of the most fun holiday traditions: the stockings! These particular stocking stuffers are pop culture-inspired, so the TV and movie buffs in the house will love digging into these cute, inexpensive gifts this season.
A good present doesn’t have to cost a million bucks — we have the choices to prove it. There are plenty of cool items out there that are less than $ 100 and totally awe-worthy. We enlisted the help of our editors to find the hottest presents of 2017 with small price tags. Whether your loved ones are techies, beauty junkies, coach potatoes, fitness enthusiasts, or cocktail aficionados, we have the must haves for them. Peruse through our ultimate guide and treat yourself to a thing (or seven) as well.
We’re less than a month away from International Parents Go Broke From Buying Their Kids Stupid Shit They’ll Play With For Twenty Minutes Day, and so you children better get in your lists right away. I sent “Santa” (my mom) my Christmas gift wish list weeks ago. Strangely enough, it was returned to me with the words, “Returned To Delusional Sender, With Love, ‘Santa,’” written with a Sharpie on the envelope. Weird, I know. My list was 45 pages long and really heavy, so I probably just didn’t put enough postage on it. I’ll fix that today, but anyway…
4-year-old Prince George is really, really rich and he could get whatever he wants by summoning his servants with a bell and telling them to get whatever he wants. But even he wants something from Santy Claus for Jesus’ born day. Prince William is in Finland, and during a visit to Esplanade Park’s Christmas market in Helsinki, he handed Santa his son’s wish list in front of a bunch of paps. Santa is stupid. He should’ve grabbed that list real quick and hid it from everyone. He could’ve sold it to The Mirror for a big stack of cash. But instead he showed it to everyone. And there’s only one thing on Prince George’s list:
This is beyond cute: Prince George’s letter to Father Christmas – and the first time we have seen the future king’s signature. PS he’s been nice and wants a police car! pic.twitter.com/QDiwlFiGBa
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 30, 2017
That can’t be right. A police car? If Prince George walked up to a bobby and told him he wanted his car, that bobby would have to hand over the keys. It’s written on a royal scroll somewhere! So my guess is that what Prince George meant is that he wants a police car… to escort his royal carriage to the palace where THE QUEEN will do what’s right by handing him his rightful crown and declaring him THE KING!!!!! That’s what he meant, obviously.
The keyboards at Variety’s offices must’ve burnt up from writers furiously pounding away while rushing the exposé about Matt Lauer that has been in the works for two months. The New York Times and Variety were both working on their own Matt Lauer story, but NBC News beat them to the punch by announcing his firing this morning. Variety got their piece out today, and includes stories from three female employees. One claims that Matt flashed his dick at her and another one says he gave her a sex toy as a gift. Defending Matt Lauer gives me the heaves, but is that female employee sure that he gave her a sex toy? Maybe he gave her a Matt Lauer doll. I mean, most of us wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a dildo and a Matt Lauer doll.
Variety says that the stories told by the three women were corroborated by friends or co-workers they told at the time. The colleague who says that Matt gave her a sex toy says he included a note about how he wanted to use it on her. The colleague who says that Matt took his dick out in front of her claims that when she refused to do anything with it, he scolded her for not doing sex stuff to him. Based on Variety’s story, it seems like Matt checked every box on the list of How To Be A Mega Perv at work.
Sources say he regularly talked to employees about which female co-anchors he wanted to bone, and also asked female producers which male employees they wanted to do. Matt was reportedly so paranoid about being in the tabloids and was such a pro at being a creep that he had a button installed under his desk. The button controlled the lock on his door. So he could lock his office door without getting up. Up until now I thought that the most terrifying place to be in Today’s studio was Kathie Lee Gifford’s dressing room when her assistant tells her they’re all out of chardonnay. But now I know it’s Matt Lauer’s horrifying dungeon of grossness.
NBC News said this morning that they fired Matt because of a detailed complaint made by one female employee (who was allegedly harassed by him during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi). They also said that it was the first sexual harassment complaint made against Matt in the 20 years he’s been with NBC. But according to the accusers Variety spoke with, that’s a river of bullshit. The women say they went to executives at NBC News but were ignored. Since Today was at the top of the morning show game, the executives cared more about ratings than silly sexual harassment shit. Executives protected their golden douche Matt Lauer, apparently.
The accusers asked Variety not to name them because they’re afraid of what will happen to their careers if they go public. One producer said that they were afraid to turn Matt down because he had such power and could ruin them professionally, which leads me to…
We all heard the stories about Matt being a gigantic slut who cheats on his wife all the time. If dicks could get frequent flier miles, his would have billions from all the traveling and wandering it’s done. One employee tells Variety that some female employees did have sex with Matt, but they did it because they felt like they had to.
“There were a lot of consensual relationships, but that’s still a problem because of the power he held. He couldn’t sleep around town with celebrities or on the road with random people, because he’s Matt Lauer and he’s married. So he’d have to do it within his stable, where he exerted power, and he knew people wouldn’t ever complain.”
The sources say that Matt’s pattern was usually to focus on one female employee he found attractive. He’d invite her to his hotel room when covering events, like the Olympics, and he’d focus “intently on her career ambitions.” I always figured that Matt Lauer was a living and breathing version of this PSA from the 80s.
The following contains minor spoilers for Stranger Things season two.
Aside from the weirdly sexy mullet-rocker Billy, our favorite unlikable yet lovable Stranger Things character is definitely D’Artagnan the baby Demogorgon. Like Dustin, we can’t resist Dart’s adorable lil’ face — so when we found out that Funko is debuting a Dart-inspired nesting doll in 2018, we naturally jumped out of our seats.
The plush, as seen above, includes three parts: the youngest, sluggiest version of Dart, smiling tadpole Dart, and then Dart in Demogorgon form. Each of the two smaller plushies fits inside the largest, creating an adorable nesting doll of Upside Down proportions. There is no price listed yet, but the dolls will be available from Funko next year.
Talk about a perfect gift for Stranger Things fans, right? We can’t imagine a better plush to cuddle with while watching Netflix!
Gwyneth Paltrow‘s annual Goop gift guide is here, and in addition to practical items like hostess gifts and cute picks for kids, she’s also made sure to include a few astounding, over-the-top, totally absurd gifts as part of the «Ridiculous, but Awesome» guide. We’ve rounded up nine of the most insane picks, from a stuffed animal chair (yes, really) to a yellow submarine straight from a Beatles album cover.
James Corden really knows how to make our holiday dreams come true. Last December, the Late Late Show host decided to give the world the best Christmas present when he debuted a new Carpool Karaoke featuring Mariah Carey. In addition to the legendary singer driving around town with James to help him with his Christmas shopping, the two belt out her classic hit «All I Want For Christmas Is You.» But that’s not even the best part. A little over 40 seconds into the video, you realize that James got a handful of his Carpool Karaoke guests to sing the song with him throughout the year, resulting in one amazing mashup. Not only does Adele get totally into it, but Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato, and «Saint» Nick Jonas also deliver. This video may be from 2016, but it will be the gift that keeps on giving every single year.