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HBO's New Series About Anne Lister, Gentleman Jack, Looks Fun 

HBO has dropped the first full trailer for its upcoming Regency-era drama Gentleman Jack, and it frankly looks like a blast.

EU Leaders Are So Sick of Britain's Crap One Named Her Cat 'Brexit'  EU Leaders Are So Sick of Britain's Crap One Named Her Cat 'Brexit' 

Brexit is still a slow-motion disaster, and frankly, the leaders of the European Union are getting goddamn sick of it.

Operation Varsity Blues Will Not Sink When Calls the Heart, By God  Operation Varsity Blues Will Not Sink When Calls the Heart, By God 

Lori Loughlin has been deposed from her throne at the Hallmark Channel, rap sheets and their schtick being somewhat incongruous. But the very casually costumed show must go on! Hence, the creators of When Calls the Heart are “retooling” the remaining un-aired episodes.

No One Betrays You Like Your Sister No One Betrays You Like Your Sister

In 1940, Nancy Mitford helped send her sister, Diana, to prison. Or at least, she tried—the British government probably didn’t need the additional testimony, but she gave it, anyway.

Anthropologie Has Finally Launched Plus Sizes  Anthropologie Has Finally Launched Plus Sizes 

In a personal attack on my wallet—on payday, no less—Anthropologie has finally, at long last, launched plus sizes. My most deeply held dream of the mid 2000s has finally come to pass!

The Hallmark Channel Has Officially Cut Lori Loughlin Loose  The Hallmark Channel Has Officially Cut Lori Loughlin Loose 

In the wake of Lori Loughlin’s arrest for alleged involvement in a massive college admissions scheme, the squeaky-clean Hallmark Channel has dropped her from its roster of stars. Somebody, please check on the Hearties?

The Britney Spears Musical Will Feature Fairy Tale Princesses (?) in a Book Club (??) Reading The Feminine Mystique (???) The Britney Spears Musical Will Feature Fairy Tale Princesses (?) in a Book Club (??) Reading The Feminine Mystique (???)

Like every other major musical act of the past 40 years, Britney Spears is getting a jukebox musical. And now, plot details have finally emerged: It’s called Once Upon a One More Time and involves several fairy tale princesses reading The Feminine Mystique in a book club.

Christmas Princess Will Birth Christmas Royal Baby on Netflix

Netflix has announced that it will be releasing a third Christmas Prince movie—this one about the royal baby that will be born unto the royal couple. Look, why not ride this Christmas gravy train all the way to the North Pole?

Good Riddance to the Disney Vault, Bane of Moms  Good Riddance to the Disney Vault, Bane of Moms 

Disney’s CEO has confirmed that the company’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, will eventually include its full catalog of animated movies—meaning that someday soon, “the Vault” will be dead. Moms will dance with joy upon its grave.

Queen Elizabeth II Has Waded Into Social Media Hell With Her Very Own Instagram Post  Queen Elizabeth II Has Waded Into Social Media Hell With Her Very Own Instagram Post 

For some reason, when the internet is already battle-scarred hellscape hotly contested every day by varying royal fandom factions, the monarchy has decided to get even deeper into social media: Queen Elizabeth II has made her first personal post on Instagram, at the royal family’s official account.

Pardon Me, Lizzo's Allure Cover Is Incredible  Pardon Me, Lizzo's Allure Cover Is Incredible 

The digital “cover” this month at Allure features flute-playing icon Lizzo wearing Marc Jacobs, and it’s so incredible that it’s going to make me purchase lilac eyeshadow.

Kit Harington Cried His Face Off at the Ending of Game of Thrones 

Kit Harington is still having a lot of feelings about the coming end of Game of Thrones. I love Kit Harington and his wholly un-Jon-Snow-like cheekiness and his voluminous feelings.

Did Kate Middleton Bless LK Bennett, or Curse It?  Did Kate Middleton Bless LK Bennett, or Curse It? 

LK Bennett, a Kate Middleton fave, is preparing to file for administration, which basically Britain’s version of a bankruptcy. What went wrong for the brand, whose sleek, relatively affordably priced Sledge heels basically epitomize the modern self-presentation of the royal family?

It Is My Destiny to Purchase This B&B in the House That Inspired Wuthering Heights  It Is My Destiny to Purchase This B&B in the House That Inspired Wuthering Heights 

Unfortunately, I am afraid I must relocate my entire life to Yorkshire, England, because the house thought to have inspired Wuthering Heights is now a bustling B&B catering to the Bronte tourist trade—and it is for sale.

The Best Snow Day Meal Is a Grilled Cheese Sandwich and a Bowl of Tomato Soup  The Best Snow Day Meal Is a Grilled Cheese Sandwich and a Bowl of Tomato Soup 

After several years of experimentation and giving the matter quite a bit of thought, I’ve reached a conclusion: The best snow day meal is the humble grilled cheese sandwich, accompanied by an absolutely essential bowl of tomato soup.

Chip and Joanna Gaines Bought a Damn Castle  Chip and Joanna Gaines Bought a Damn Castle 

Chip and Joanna Gaines have acquired an entire castle—specifically, the Cottonland Castle, a Waco landmark begun in 1890, finished around 1913, and vacant for 20 years. It is apparently a total wreck.

I Can't Believe the Guy Who Wrote Shallow Hal Won an Actual Oscar  I Can't Believe the Guy Who Wrote Shallow Hal Won an Actual Oscar 

Last night, Peter Farrelly picked up an Oscar statuette, as Green Book took Best Picture. The guy who co-wrote Shallow Hal, one of the most disgusting, offensive, and downright cruel movies of the early 2000s, now has an Oscar.

Japan Is Also Fighting a Measles Outbreak  Japan Is Also Fighting a Measles Outbreak 

Japan is also fighting a major measles outbreak, even as a new study suggests that vaccine skepticism may correlate with votes for populists. Great! Everything is very reassuring.

The Steamy, Throbbing History of Romance Novel Covers  The Steamy, Throbbing History of Romance Novel Covers 

“We’ve got some books here I want to show you,” Johnny Carson told a Tonight Show audience in March 1990. He turned to a colorful stack of paperback romance novels.

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