Editor-Approved! The Ultimate Affordable Holiday Gift Guide For 2017 — All Under $100

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.

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LaVar Ball Throws Julius Randle Under the Bus

Shocking news here: LaVar Ball thinks the Lakers could have upset the Warriors Wednesday night if Julius Randle made the proper play and passed the ball to his son, Lonzo, at the end of the fourth quarter. Instead, the Lakers took a timeout to draw up one last play and the game was ultimately lost in overtime.

Here’s LaVar talking to ESPN’s Chris B. Haynes about that “crucial” moment where Lonzo hypothetically could have won the game with a three pointer:

Julius now joins Luke Walton in the “Lakers criticized by LaVar Club” — we’re only 21 games into the season, so there’s plenty of time to add more scapegoats!

Sidenote: LaVar’s dying on the Lonzo>Stephen Curry hill.

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Pop Culture Gifts For Everyone on Your List — All Under $20!

Before the holiday shopping becomes too hectic, take a look at these fun, affordable gifts for the pop culture fan on your list. Every item is less than $ 20, so these entertainment-inspired picks are great options for grab bags and stocking stuffers. Prints, DVDs, books, t-shirts, mugs — we’ve curated a broad collection of ideas for anyone who’s into TV, movies, and music. Check out these entertaining and wallet-friendly gift ideas now, and for even more options, check out some fun stocking stuffers and every gift guide under the sun!

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Under That Tough-Guy Facade, Riverdale’s Sweet Pea Is a Total Sweetie Pie

The Southside may be a dangerous place on Riverdale, but it is certainly filled with some gorgeous eye candy. Jughead’s brooding good looks and Toni Topaz’s fierceness aside, there is another serpent who is giving us a lot of mixed emotions this season: Sweet Pea. While his character has done some pretty questionable things thus far, the actor who plays him, Jordan Connor, couldn’t be sweeter. See what we did there? From his adorable smile to his perfect hair, you will no doubt become a little obsessed after looking through his hottest pictures.

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Justice League Is Already Under Fire For an Extremely Disappointing Reason

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The mostly positive hype for Justice League just took a bit of a hit. The latest foray into the DCEU focuses on the combined talents of Aquaman, The Flash, Batman, Cyborg, and Wonder Woman. At the moment, though, all anyone can talk about is what the Amazonian warriors of Themyscira wear in the film — or rather, what they don’t wear.

As pointed out by The Golden Lasso, as well as on Twitter by freelance writer Atte Timonen, it looks like the battle armor worn by the Amazons in this year’s Wonder Woman has been redesigned for Justice League, and fans aren’t thrilled (for obvious reasons). In Wonder Woman, the fierce soldiers rock costumes designed by Lindy Hemming that cover their shoulders and torsos, which makes sense since they’re constantly dodging deadly spears and swords. But in costume designer Michael Wilkinson’s hands, the revealing garb the Amazons wear in Justice League makes them look like they’d be better suited lounging on a beach rather than fighting enemies to the death on one.

Now, it should be noted that the trailers for the upcoming superhero flick imply that we’ll be seeing an older version of Themyscira. Maybe the Amazons started off wearing skimpy bikinis before realizing that their stomachs would be far better off covered by some impenetrable armor? Maybe the photo going around is from a more casual scene, rather than a hardcore battle?

Another Twitter user pointed out that Zack Snyder, who was originally on board as Justice League‘s director before exiting following the death of his daughter, had other ideas for the Amazon costumes in mind before his departure. As you can see, they’re on par with the ones seen in Wonder Woman.

The new Justice League looks are also pretty reminiscent of these training costumes that the Amazons wear in Wonder Woman:

Then again, promotional imagery for Justice League (specifically for actress and CrossFit champion Brooke Ence) make it seem like the modern-day battle armor for the Amazons will be of the belly-baring variety. The cliché bikini style can also be seen in the trailers, where some of the Amazons go headlong into battle with very little coverage. Not exactly the kind of outfit you want to be wearing when all of your vital organs are under threat from bullets, spears, and other weaponry, right?

With so many different images floating around, it’s hard to pin down anything concrete ahead of Justice League‘s Nov. 17 release. That being said, seeing these kickass female characters who were a part of Wonder Woman‘s strong feminist message reduced to little more than eye candy wouldn’t exactly be surprising, given Justice League‘s predominantly male production team. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was championed for presenting female characters whose appearances didn’t adhere to the male gaze; they weren’t merely on screen as sexy set pieces. It was a major, positive step forward, so let’s hope Justice League stays true to form.

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Kylie Jenner Keeps Her Growing Belly Under Wraps While Catching a Flight in LA

Kylie Jenner caught a private flight out of LA on Sunday with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian in celebration of their mom Kris Jenner’s 62nd birthday. The 20-year-old makeup mogul was bare-faced as she headed out for the girls’ trip and covered up her growing baby bump in an oversize sweatshirt and matching pants. It was reported in September that Kylie is currently expecting her first child, a baby girl, with her rapper boyfriend, Travis Scott.

While neither of the stars has confirmed the exciting news, Kylie’s new fuller figure, her loose-fitting clothes, and the fact that she’s only been sharing Instagram photos and Snapchats from the neck up have led most to believe that the pregnancy reports are true. The family also has yet to confirm that Khloé is expecting her first child with boyfriend and NBA player Tristan Thompson.

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File Under “Genius Moves”: Tyrese Is Threatening To Quit The Franchise That Brings Him Lots Of Coins


Tyrese’s life is a dried diarrhea-encrusted wreck on many levels. Tyrese is currently neck deep in shit from his shit-throwing custody fight with his ex-wife Norma Gibson. Tyrese is also in a one-man (since The Rock isn’t really fighting back) shit-throwing feud with The Rock over the Fast and the Furious franchise. And he’s been going off about both situations on Instagram.

Tyrese is apparently going broke from defending himself against his ex-wife’s accusation that he abused their 10-year-old daughter Shayla, and he also threatened to quit the Fast and the Furious franchise if The Rock stays on. So, Tyrese needs money and yet he’s threatening to quit the job that brings him an easy check? Hmmm… The next time your ass is dealing with a problem, ask yourself, “What would Tyrese do?” Whatever that answer is, do the direct fucking opposite.

Tyrese currently has a restraining order against him that keeps him from going near or contacting his daughter. Tyrese got bold and winked at that restraining order by finding creative (see: stupid) ways to contact her like hiring a plane to fly a message above her school and dedicating a re-worked not-right version of “Let’s Get It On” to her during a show. Those smooth moves aren’t doing well for Tyrese’s custody case, I guess, because yesterday, he had a meltdown in an Instagram video (which he later deleted). Tyrese lost it over not seeing his daughter and having to pay $ 13,000 a month in child support. I sort of feel Tyrese’s pain, because I’ve had a very similar meltdown while talking to a Capital One rep after they hit me with a late fee.

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Many of his followers and those close to him got very concerned about that video and reached for the 5150 application. But Tyrese tells TMZ that he’s not having a nervous or mental breakdown. He’s just having a tough time right now. Tyrese says that he let out all of his feelings, because he’s desperate to see his daughter and his bank accounts are flat-lining from the legal bills. And contrary to what Vin Diesel said, Tyrese is still mad at The Rock for stalling the 9th Fast and the Furious movie by doing a Hobbs spin-off movie. Tyrese really could use the FatF check right now.

That led to Tyrese pulling an “It’s The Rock or me!” move on Instagram by dramatically threatening to quit the franchise if roided-up “clown” The Rock is in the next FatF movie.

For those of us who don’t really watch the FatF movies, let me put this into a perspective we can understand. Tyrese telling producers that it’s him or The Rock is like the actress who played Liza Morrow on Dynasty (if you’re staying “Who?”, that’s my point) threatening to bounce out of that bitch if Joan Collins isn’t fired.

Oh, Tyrese, take it from a bitch who knows. That little trick never ever works. Whenever I have a fight with a boyfriend and I dramatically tell him it’s over as I slowly pack up all my stuff (while waiting for him to beg me to stay), he usually helps me pack and presses the elevator button for me. So yeah, the FatF producers are probably pushing the elevator button for Tyrese right now.

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The Cult Leader on American Horror Story Might Be Right Under Our Noses

So far, American Horror Story‘s seventh season, Cult, has given us plenty of meaty theories to sink our speculating claws into. From simple questions about who some Ryan Murphy favorites will be playing (Lily Rabe as Sharon Tate would be spot-on, no?) to why we shouldn’t trust Ivy (Alison Pill), there’s a lot to unpack. Now it’s time to add another whopper of a theory to the pile: who is the leader of the titular cult?

For a while now, we’ve assumed the people in charge of the pack of roving killer clowns are Kai Anderson (Evan Peters, playing the town’s Donald Trump-worshiping psychopath), his sister Winter (Billie Lourd), and Ivy. But what if they’re not the architects of the deranged unpleasantness Ally (Sarah Paulson) is experiencing after all? Reddit user StripperGirlDelilah (we’re assuming that’s their real name as well) recently posed a very interesting take on season seven’s big bad.

Wouldn’t it stand to reason that the true leader of the cult is a queen bee of sorts?

The promotional campaign leading up to season seven’s premiere was full of bee and hive imagery. On top of that, the show makes a big to-do about introducing a literal hive mind in episode two when Ivy and Ally’s new neighbor reveals his beekeeping hobby. Wouldn’t it stand to reason that the true leader of the cult will end up being a queen bee of sorts? As StripperGirlDelilah points out, «The queen bee is kept inside the hive at all times for protection.» And remember that mysterious closed door with the flower we see in the first episode in Kai and Winter’s home? That might be where the queen bee, likely the mother of Kai and Winter, is hiding out.

If true, it would explain some of the Anderson siblings’ weirder traits. For starters, Kai has blue hair and Winter’s is white — with the show’s overt political themes, the Anderson matriarch’s hair is probably red (and perhaps signals another appearance from Murphy’s beloved Frances Conroy). In a hive, the queen is the only sexually mature female, but there are a few other female bees on hand to become queen in case she dies. Winter’s obvious anxiety around children could be a sign that she’s not looking forward to the day she has to take over and have kids of her own for «weird culty reasons.»

During episode four, «11/9,» we see how a manipulative Kai recruits cult members, and the insanely twisted tactics he uses to exert control over these angry individuals. If StripperGirlDelilah’s theory is right, his recruiting skills are guaranteed to make the Anderson matriarch proud.

It’s a long shot, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t just a little convinced. Check out the theory in full below!

Cult Leader Theory from AmericanHorrorStory

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Prepare to Be Charmed By These 13 Harry Potter Gifts — All Under $25

There is no such thing as Harry Potter season, because true fans know that it’s year-round for the rest of eternity. We’re not joking, people. If you have a Hogwarts-lover in your life, we have found some fun gifts that are perfect for birthdays, holidays, or just because. What makes them even more enticing is that they’re all under $ 25, so no magic is needed in order to afford these cool presents. Take a look at all the charming mugs, jewelry, shirts, accessories, and more. They’ll get you so nostalgic that you’ll want to read the book series all over again.

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Georgia Social Studies Teacher Arrested For Crushing Hundreds Of Nattys Under A Bridge

Henry Beasley is a social studies teacher at Lee County Middle School in the middle of nowhere Georgia and he likes Natty. He really…really…really likes Natty. How much Natty does Henry like? He likes it by the hundreds. I’m talking hundreds and hundreds.

And cops have finally busted Henry for crushing Nattys under a bridge in Lee County. And they have evidence photos. Hundreds and hundreds of crushed Natts. And the tall Nattys. Henry had a couple garage pops the other day, started a little fire and now here we are.

From WALB:

Deputies were called out to the Highway 32 East bridge on Monday after reports of smoke coming out from under the bridge. When they arrived, they found Henry Beasley drinking beer under the bridge with a fire lit.

A code enforcement official said they have been searching for the person that left an estimated three hundred beer cans under the bridge over a two month period.

“Each time we would come out here there were more and more of the same kind of beer cans, which was telling me that someone is frequent in the area. So, we were keeping an eye on the place and we eventually got a call to come down here,” said Jim Wright.

I’m going to take a stab at this story to try and predict what’s going on here.

  1. Henry’s wife has been bitching at him about drinking around the house
  2. Henry’s like, “screw it, I’ll find a quiet place to get hammered”
  3. Henry used to get hammered under bridges with his buddies back in high school
  4. He hates his job teaching worthless kids who don’t want to learn
  5. Saves his lunch money for Natty; easy to avoid questions from his wife
  6. Lies about having some sort of after-school responsibility, but he really goes and gets rocked
  7. Just wants to get rocked in peace

Henry’s clearly a guy’s guy who needs a drinking hideout. We’ve all been there. Need that special place. His mistake was going the burning tire route, but that’s what happens when you get hundreds deep with the Natty. You start doing dumb shit like back in college. It happens.

We’re recommending a slap on the wrist, a little community service and a fellow teacher give Henry a drinking hideout.

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