For our last post of 2016, we decided to end the year on a lighter note and share a few fun stories we have come across.
Between a rock and a leather case: If there’s someone on your Christmas list who’s hard to shop for, we have just the thing for you. Check out Nordstrom’s Leather Wrapped Stone, all yours for $85. According to Buzzfeed, people are really confused about this and frankly so are we! Part of the description reads: “This smooth Los Angeles-area stone—wrapped in rich, vegetable-tanned American leather secured by sturdy contrast backstitching—is sure to draw attention wherever it rests.”
When we checked back on Thursday, the item was no longer available on for purchase on Nordstrom’s website. This did bring back memories of the Pet Rock that was really popular back in the 70s, but fear not millennials, the original Pet Rock is back and you can get it for $19.95. We’re not kidding!
Guess who’s coming to dinner: What would you do if you text Thanksgiving dinner details to the wrong person? Wanda Dench thought she was sending a text to her grandson, but she was actually texting 17 year old Jamal Hinton. What followed was a funny and confusing exchange between the grandmother and teen (see photo below).
The text exchange went viral when one of Jamal’s friends posted it on social media. In case you’re wondering, Wanda and Jamal did spend Thanksgiving together.
Celebrities we didn’t lose: 2016 saw the passing of many of our favorite celebrities, so it was wonderful to see two of our favorites were still going strong. Fans were delighted to see Tim Curry return to the show that made him a star in Fox’s remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Even though the TV event didn’t receive great reviews, many fans tweeted that Curry’s performance as The Narrator was the best thing about it. And Angela Lansbury appeared at the 25th anniversary screening of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Lincoln Center in New York to perform a beautiful rendition of the title song. While rumors of her appearing in the next season of Game of Thrones turned out to be false, we still hope to see Lansbury pop-up again in 2017 — perhaps to weigh in on Emma Thompson’s performance as Mrs. Potts in the live-action remake of the film.
THIS JUST IN: The final story we’ll share came out this past Monday. Our favorite UK actor/radio host and his husband announced that they are having TWINS! You can watch the announcement here: https://twitter.com/mrkieronr/status/808417934569865216
That’s a wrap for 2016!