26 Of The Most Memorable “Gossip Girl”-Style Trends, From Tasteful To Tacky

1. The Great: Blair’s Pussybows

…and Chuck’s ascots:

It’s how you knew Blair and Chuck were meant to be.

2. Sequins

The stylists were gratuitous yet for the most part tasteful with their use of sequins.

The sequins, in this case, are overshadowed by Serena’s perfectly disheveled hair and distracting cleavage.

3. Blair’s Occasional 1950s Thing

Blair’s retro wardrobe is what makes her infinitely more charming than Serena, who as we will later see, dresses like she’s stuck in 2004.

4. Bows

Look at those dimples!

5. The “Rosemary’s Baby” Look

Blair also had an occasional 1960s thing.

6. The Good: Serena Van Der Woodsen’s Ponytail

This is the most Pinteresting ponytail on the internet.

7. Interesting Coats

Gossip Girl always had a knack for making autumn in New York look like the most amazing time and place to be (which it is).

8. The Acceptable: Mixed Prints

9. Blair’s Little Old Lady Outfits

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Sometimes she was a little more Nancy Reagan than Anna Wintour.

A rare sighting of Blair in shorts.

11. The Slightly Bad: Floral Stepford Wife Dresses

12. Chuck’s Rainbow Wardrobe

13. The Bad: Boob Cutout Dresses

Serena’s cleavage was practically a supporting cast member.

Gillian Anderson’s tweet to ‘Ghostbuster’ Kate McKinnon shows the power of nerd girls.

Gillian Anderson has been kicking ass and taking names for women in the entertainment industry since “The X-Files” premiered over 20 years ago.

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Ever since “The X-Files” first premiered in 1993, Anderson has been fighting to be treated as an equal to her male co-star on the series, David Duchovny.

As the Daily Beast reported:

“While Scully asserted her authority at every turn, Anderson found herself fighting just to stand on (literal) equal ground with her male co-star. The studio initially required Anderson to stand a few feet behind her male partner on camera, careful never to step side-by-side with him. And it took three years before Anderson finally closed the wage gap between her pay and Duchovnys, having become fed up with accepting less than ‘equal pay for equal work.'”

Anderson’s portrayal of Scully over 20 years ago was an inspiration for a generation of women who grew up seeing themselves represented in a science-fiction show.

Kate McKinnon, star of “Saturday Night Live” and the recent “Ghostbusters” reboot, is one of those women and even once dressed up as Scully for Halloween.

While that’s amazing all on its own, it’s not the most exciting news here.

Gillian Anderson just tweeted a photo of a young McKinnon dressed in full Scully regalia:

She captioned the photo:

“Kate McKinnon, we have something in common & it’s not slimy green things. #Ghostbusters #thefutureisfemale”

This tweet is so many awesome things at once. Not only did Anderson honor McKinnon, the incredibly talented and deserving breakout star of “Ghostbusters,” but she added the hashtag #thefutureisfemale, a slogan that originated back in 1972 to commemorate the first women’s bookstore in New York City. Over the years, it’s become a phrase for women’s empowerment in the face of oppression.

Anderson’s tweet makes an important statement about “Ghostbusters,” a movie that’s taken a lot of flack for putting hilarious women in the foreground. And fans have echoed her sentiment across Twitter.

Writer Jill Pantozzi shared a photo of herself also dressed as Scully:

In an article about why prominent female characters are important in movies like “Ghostbusters” and TV shows like “The X-Files,” Pantozzi explained, “No matter how you feel about Ghostbusters, you can’t deny these women and their characters will make a lasting and powerful impact to so many people.”

Thanks to Anderson, McKinnon, and all women battling the still frightfully misogynistic world that is the entertainment business, things are slowly but surely changing for the better.

Hopefully, as a result, there will be a lot more girls dressed up like Scully and the Ghostbusters gang this Halloween.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/gillian-andersons-tweet-to-ghostbuster-kate-mckinnon-shows-the-power-of-nerd-girls?c=tpstream

Palestinian Authority to stop paying stipend to families of jailed terrorists, Rex Tillerson announces

This story is bound to get lost among all of the coverage of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday, which is unfortunately, because it’s a major development.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/06/13/palestinian-authority-to-stop-paying-stipend-to-families-of-jailed-terrorists-rex-tillerson-announces/

NSA Denies Website Was Attacked, Blames “Internal Error”

The National Security Agency website, NSA.gov, was suddenly forced offline for several hours Friday after an error occurred during site maintenance, the agency said.

Unconfirmed reports on Twitter claimed the spy agency’s site was attacked by members of the Anonymous hacker group, but the NSA dismissed the claims.

“NSA.gov was not accessible for several hours tonight because of an internal error that occurred during a scheduled update. The issue will be resolved this evening,” an agency official told BuzzFeed. “Claims that the outage was caused by a distributed denial of service attack are not true.”

Isitdownrightnow.com, a downtime-tracking service, reported that the site has been unavailable since about 2 p.m. ET.

The outage came a day after former NSA Director Michael Hayden was overheard speaking in an off-the-record conversation with a journalist, allegedly “bashing” the Obama administration over recent revelations that the NSA had monitored the phone calls of at least 35 world leaders.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/passantino/nsa-website-down-amid-reports-of-attack

14 examples of where the term ‘Close Enough’ is very, VERY appropriate.

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Close enough!

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Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2014/03/14-examples-term-close-enough-appropriate-2910/

The Best App Designer In The World Is Now Working With Facebook

Loren Brichter, who is arguably the most influential mobile app developer today, made his name with Twitter apps — first, with the one that introduced the world to the now-ubiquitous pull-to-refresh concept and eventually became Twitter’s official iPhone app, then with the short-lived iPad app that pioneered the “cell swipe” design.

That makes today’s news especially interesting. Mike Matas, a product designer at Facebook, just posted:

Indeed, Brichter’s Facebook shows that he recently entered Facebook’s orbit — Chris Cox is the Vice President of Product at Facebook:

Neither Facebook nor Brichter immediately returned requests for comment, and it’s not clear if Brichter has been hired full-time or as a freelancer (based on the language in the post, likely the latter). But Brichter, who left Twitter and since published a successful game called Letterpress, is a huge get; the WSJ profiled him recently, calling him the “high priest of app design.” He, like Matas, spent time at Apple during the early iPhone days.

Facebook’s current primary mobile app is a huge improvement over its last one, which was notoriously sluggish (it also includes both pull-to-refresh and cell-swipe functions). But Matas is working primarily on Facebook Home right now, which, while probably the most design-forward product Facebook has ever released, was met with tepid reviews, so it’s safe to assume Brichter will be working on that.

Update: Brichter declined to talk about the specifics of his work with Facebook. “Sorry, trying to keep a low profile,” he writes.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/facebook-just-hired-the-best-app-designer-in-the-world