Skimm for January 9th
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"A sprinkle of Justin Bieber" – Someone on Twitter describing a new "Beauty and the Beast" Belle doll that apparently does not look like Emma Watson. Sequel: Beauty and the Belieber.

ANY GOLDEN SUNDAY

THE STORY

Last night, Jimmy Fallon took a sleeping pill and hosted the Golden Globes. Meryl Streep picked up the slack.

WHAT DO I NEED TO SEE?

On the big screen, "La La Land," because Noah Calhoun tap dances too. "Fences," not 'Hidden Fences.' Don't make that mistake. On the small screen, "The People v OJ Simpson," but you already knew that. "Atlanta," "The Night Manager," and "The Crown."

TELL ME ABOUT MERYL.

The newcomer picked up a lifetime achievement award. And did not talk about her career at all. Commenting on President-elect Donald Trump's apparent imitation of a disabled reporter back in 2015, she said "when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose." She also urged everyone to support journalists. That's all.

WHAT ELSE HAPPENED?

Ryan Reyno...Gosling made everyone cry. Hugh Laurie upstaged Jimmy. Dev Patel brought his mini me. Goldie Hawn forgot her glasses. Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig were a barrel of laughs. Everybody said goodbye to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.

WHO LOOKED GOOD?

Emma Stone made everyone see stars. Viola Davis turned lemons into best dressed. Issa Rae did not look insecure. Thandie Newton. Sarah Paulson. Chrissy Teigen.

WHO NOT SO MUCH?

Ryan Reynolds made orange the new black tie. Carrie Underwood wore a Georgia O'Keeffe painting. Zoe Saldana put a bow on it.

theSKIMM

Welcome to awards season. The Globes just hinted at who and what will win big on the way to Oscar (cough, "La La Land," cough). It also hinted that Hollywood – just like everyone else – has politics on the mind.

REPEAT AFTER ME...

WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR LEAST-FAVORITE CO-WORKER BACKS YOU UP IN FRONT OF THE BOSS...

Did we just agree? President-elect Donald Trump and the US intelligence community are asking themselves the same thing. Last week, intelligence officials met face-to-face with Trump to talk about their report on Russia's interference with the presidential election. Reminder: it says that Russia is to blame for things like hacking the DNC and Hillary Clinton's campaign, and leaking the material to sites like WikiLeaks. The report also says that Russian President Putin was the ringleader behind it all. And that Russia's been trying to undermine US democracy for years, but recent efforts were much more aggressive. Great. Trump's always said he doesn't believe Russia tried to interfere with the election. But now Team Trump says their boss agrees with the findings. Kind of. It's still unclear whether he's on board with the part thablames Putin. Meanwhile, a lot of the GOP's moving on. They're getting ready to approve a bunch of Trump's cabinet picks. Hearings start this week.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE WATCHING…

Fort Lauderdale. Last week, a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran opened fire at Fort Lauderdale's airport in Florida. He killed five people and wounded at least six others. He's been charged and is in police custody. Officials are looking into whether the attack might have been terrorism. The shooter served in Iraq as part of the National Guard in 2010 and 2011 and showed signs of being unstable after coming home. Last year, he walked into an FBI office in Alaska and said his mind was being controlled by US intelligence. After, he went through a mental health evaluation but officials said he was still allowed to own a gun. It's unclear whether he was suffering from PTSD, but yesterday Defense Secretary Ash Carter responded to the shooting by saying "we have to do more" for soldiers suffering from the disorder.

WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR SISTER SAYS SHE SPENT SATURDAY NIGHT WITH WINE AND A GOOD BOOK…

Wild weekend. The NFL had one too. The wild card games that kick off the NFL playoffs went down this weekend. The Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, and Green Bay Packers all still have a shot at the Super Bowl. Congrats. It's a big day for small balls too. The College Football National Championship game is tonight. It's Alabama v. Clemson. Aka the same two teams that played in the championship game last year. 'Bama won that one. Take two.

WHAT TO SAY TO YOUR FRIEND WHO STUDIED INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS...

RIP Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Yesterday, the 82-year-old former Iranian president died of a heart attack. Rafsanjani was a big name in Iranian politics and one of the country's more moderate leaders. He was one of the main men that led the country's 1979 revolution, and was president in the late 80s and 90s. He was all for opening up Iran's economy, trying to be on good terms with the US, and a major supporter of Iran's current moderate president, Hassan Rouhani. Some say his death could mean trouble for moderates in the country's next election later this year, since he won't be around to rally support.

THING TO KNOW

Whoa vs. Woah: Apparently 'whoa' is the OG way. And 'woah' is the new kid on the grammar block. Unclear which one Bon Jovi used when he was halfway there. 


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