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Kelly Clarkson Covers Taylor Swift. Awesomeness Ensues

November 04, 2014

Kelly Clarkson is known for doing killer covers of popular songs (see exhibit a and exhibit b if you don’t believe us) and now she’s taking on Taylor Swift, who is clearly on a quest for world domination these days. At a concert in Buffalo recently, Kelly covered Taylor’s song “Shake it Off.” She started off making it a little bluesy and jazzy, and then went into full on pop mode and it was FUN. Check out the video below:

 

 

Sidenote: doesn’t Kelly Clarkson seem like a genuinely great person? She’s someone you could hang out with, tell your secrets to, and get brunch with without worrying about anything.

5 Strange (and Highly Unsexy) Halloween Costume Ideas

October 27, 2014

Getting creative for Halloween is always fun. Being a witch or a zombie or a mummy is so overdone. But check out some of these costume ideas we’ve seen. They’re just um…bizarre.

Ebola Containment Suit

It’s always fun to have your costume line up with pop culture. But this costume just screams “too soon.” Not to mention the fact that it would make enjoying a party pretty difficult/sweaty.

Sexy Jellyfish

Two words you don’t normally hear together, right? But if you want to dress up as a sexy jellyfish for Halloween, you can pay $130 (yep) and this costume is all yours.

Sexy Madeline

Forget everything you know about the beloved children’s book Madeline. This version is definitely in your face and not appropriate for children.

Sexy Big Bird

Again, weird. 

Anything from The Exorcist

Ahhhh! This is one way to prevent anyone from talking to you at a party.

What are you being for Halloween this year? Let us know in the comments!

The Halloween Activities You Can Still Enjoy As an Adult

October 22, 2014

Halloween is undeniably a kid’s holiday– it’s a little creepy to go trick-or-treating in your twenties and thirties–but that doesn’t mean you have to let the little guys have all the fun. Here are some ways you can enjoy the holiday no matter how old you are:

  • Carve a pumpkin: Don’t feel like dealing with pumpkin guts everywhere? Got it. How about painting one instead? It looks pretty and there’s way less clean up involved.
  • Do fun fall activities: Apple picking, baking of pumpkin-flavored goodies, sipping pumpkin-flavored lattes outside as you do some leaf peeping. All fun and festive.
  • Watch classic Halloween movies: You know that Hocus Pocus is playing on at least three channels right this very moment. Go watch.
  • Have a costume party: Costumes aren’t just for kids! Invite your friends over and encourage everyone to dress up. See how creative everyone can get. That means none of this “sheet over the head and I’m a ghost” business.
  • Hit up a haunted house: Pretend you’re not scared. We won’t tell anyone it was you shrieking like a little kid when the chainsaw guy popped out from behind the wall.

What are your must-do Halloween activities? Let us know in the comments! 

Nobody Puts This Kiddo in the Corner

October 14, 2014

Dirty Dancing is arguably one of the greatest movies, featuring epic dance scenes that make you want to get up out of your chair, even if your moves are highly limited (speaking from personal experience here). There’s something particularly heartwarming about seeing little kids who are enthralled with this movie. Check out an eight-year-old named Charlie, who is doing Patrick Swayze proud as he dances along perfectly to the final scene in the movie. Seriously, the hip action is something worthy of Dancing with the Stars.

You go, Charlie. Show ’em what you’ve got.

The Movie We’re Dying to See: “Gone Girl”

October 06, 2014

The hype surrounding the movie “Gone Girl” is inescapable, and with good reason. If you’ve read the book, you know it’s dark, smart, eerie, and quite possibly something you finished in two days. Without giving too much away, “Gone Girl” is the story of the disappearance of Amy Dunne, whose husband quickly becomes a suspect for several reasons. The story is told both through Nick’s perspective as the plot unfolds, and through a series of Amy’s journal entries. Throughout the story, you’re left wondering which characters to believe and how various pieces of the plot connect.

I have seeing “Gone Girl” on my list of weekend activities, but early reviews from critics (and my friends) have me ready to check it out. So far, these seem to be the key themes:

  • Ben Affleck and newcomer Rosamund Pike give amazing performances.
  • There are, obviously, differences from the book, but the movie is equally as good despite these differences.
  • The soundtrack really brings the film to life.
  • You’re probably going to gasp in the middle of the theater.

Armed with that knowledge, I’ms so ready to check out this movie. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can watch it here.

Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think?