Kim Kardashian's Selfies: The Fashion Queens Weigh In
Plus: Andy reacts to #DeflateGate, 'The People's Couch' on Obama and more viral news from the week.
What's going viral? Who's been a top trending topic on Twitter? And what are the news stories that had us obsessed all week? There's plenty of can't-miss stuff out there beyond our Bravoverse. And every Friday, we're rounding up all the must-see stories, Tweets, Instagrams, YouTubes, Vines, and more in one handy place. Enjoy!
Kim Kardashian: I Was Always Obsessed With Selfies!
In a new book titled Selfish (due out in May), Kim Kardashian will open up her personal selfie album and share photographs of herself from back in the day. "I took pictures of myself with digital cameras when I was in junior high and high school and I just got hooked," she writes, according to TMZ. (That's the cover of the book below.)
So proud to share the cover of my book Selfish, out in May! Thank you Rizzoli for making this happen & being the best partner. A big thank you to the Donda team & Kanye for inspiring this idea & helping to design this book so I can share a decade of selfies in such an intimate & artistic way! Can't wait for you to all see this book! Xo #Selfish #Rizzoli #Donda
But what do style connoisseurs think of Kim K.'s favorite artform? We got the hosts of Fashion Queens to weigh in. "Kim Kardashian is self absorbed," Bevy Smith says. "So kudos on your Selfish book. It's a pertinent part of your brand." Miss Lawrence agrees: "I think Kim's selfies are pretty epic, but it's nothing new under the sun, girl." Derek J, however, may be a bit more skeptical: "The fact that she's making money on a book about some old pictures she took is epic to me. She knows how to keep making money off herself. She about to get paid some more money, honey!"
#DeflateGate: Andy Reacts!
The nation was gripped by a so-called controversy involving the New England Patriot's conference championship win Sunday: did the team use a deflated ball (therefore making the pigskin easier to catch) to pummel the Indianpolis Colts? #DeflateGate suddenly became a top trending topic on Twitter—and Tom Brady held a press conference to say the claim was ridiculous.
It turns out there's a culprit behind the fiasco (LOL!) and Andy Cohen is taking the blame! He sounded off on Twitter.
IT WAS ME! I deflated the footballs! Tom Brady asked me to, I got lost in his eyes, & the next thing I know I was in the back w/ safety pins— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 23, 2015
President Obama, Is That a Read?
By now, you've already watched Obama's infamous burn from this week's State of the Union, in which he confessed, "I have no more campaigns to run—I know because I won both of them."
Luckily, our sharp minds from The People's Couch were watching. Here's what they thought of the moment.
Joe Resnick: "Two term democratic winner, first African-American president, first public party burn. Wow! Can't say I blame him."
Andrew Egber: "It was like I was at a comedy show and a great response was given back to the heckler. That comeback to his hecklers, I have to say, may have been better than some of the content in that speech! Ha ha!"
Emerson Collins: "President Obama shutting down Republicans trying to throw shade at him during the State of the Union was the best mic drop moment in politics in years. He basically said, 'Don't come for me unless I send for you.' Genius, Mr. President."
Scott Nevins: "President Obama must have been watching RuPaul's Drag Race in the Situation Room, because he threw more shade than a Queen with a tight tuck! At the moment he said 'I won both of them,' you could hear all of West Hollywood scream 'Yaaaaaaassss!' in unison!"
The Olive Garden Critic Returns!
Get her on Top Chef stat! Marilyn Hagerty—the food critic famous for her earnest review of Olive Garden, which lit up the internet in 2014—has returned with a review of one of the nation's largest food chains: McDonald's. In the latest edition of her column Eat Beat, she says the chain offers "fun fast food." And while she cops to loving Big Macs—"My secret sin," she writes—she was disappointed with the latte service: "One of the restaurants will tell you their machine is not working."
Say Hello to DJ Jon Gosselin
Maybe Kandi Burruss can produce his music? The reality star flame-out has revealed he's moving from the small screen to the ones-and-twos. "I love it," he told People of pursuing a career as a DJ. "The hours are great. I get to go out, have a good time with all my friends, play the music I like to hear and have the day to myself." And yes, he goes by the name DJ Jon Gosselin.
R.I.P. Sky Mall
But where will we score a zombie emerging from the mulch or paper towel holders with USB ports? Twitter was flooded with comments about news that SkyMall LLC—the notorious in-flight catalog—has filed for bankruptcy. Some of our favorite Tweets honoring its demise:
SkyMall may be going away, but don't worry, CNN will still devote hours of airtime looking for it.— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 23, 2015