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Watch Beyoncé Prove It’s Never Too Late to Celebrate Pride

"Never Too Late #LoveWins"

Last week, America erupted when the U.S. Supreme court ruled in favor of legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, and celebrities rejoiced on Instagram and Twitter, sharing the hashtag #LoveWins.

Beyoncé stayed quiet, a move we now realize was probably in preparation for the magic below. On Wednesday, she posted a video, in which she dances in various rainbow outfits, and totally confirms: It’s never too late to celebrate Pride.

Never Too Late #LoveWins ❤️

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Here’s How All Those “National Days” Get Made

Zoovio co-owner and creator of National Day Calendar Marlo Anderson, eats some homemade fudge as he poses for photos on National Fudge Day at his Mandan, N.D. business on June 16, 2015.
Will Kincaid—AP Zoovio co-owner and creator of National Day Calendar Marlo Anderson, eats some homemade fudge as he poses for photos on National Fudge Day at his Mandan, N.D. business on June 16, 2015.

The "National Day Calendar" is an online compendium of pseudo-holidays that charges $1,500 to $4,000 for "national day" proclamations.

(NEW YORK) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson’s calendar, it’s also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day.

Anderson is the mastermind of the National Day Calendar, an online compendium of pseudo-holidays that has become a resource for TV and radio stations looking to add a little levity to their broadcasts.

The 52-year-old co-owner of a VHS digitizing company in North Dakota started the calendar in 2013 and soon realized the site could also be a way for people to declare their own special days. So last year, he started charging $1,500 to $4,000 for “national day” proclamations.

“People certainly don’t need to use us. It’s just we really give it a jumpstart,” he said.

Marketing experts give Anderson credit for seizing on the desire by companies and groups for another way to promote themselves, though they question the effectiveness some of the resulting campaigns. It’s not the only reason for celebration, but food seems to be a common subject for special days.

Already, the National Day Calendar has given its blessing to more than 30 made-up holidays. A crouton maker paid for National Crouton Day (May 13), a seafood restaurant submitted National Fried Clam Day (July 3) and a craft beer maker came up with National Refreshment Day (fourth Thursday in July).

Anderson’s venture, which he says brings in roughly $50,000 a year, underscores the free-for-all nature of such days.

In 1870, Congress established the first four federal holidays with New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since then, only six more annual federal holidays have been added, with the most recent being Martin Luther King Jr. day in 1983. But even the authority of those holidays is limited; although they’re broadly observed, they’re technically only legally applicable to federal employees.

A few dozen other dates are also recognized in the U.S. code, including Mother’s Day, National School Lunch Week and American Heart Month. Mayors, presidents and other lawmakers can declare days honoring individuals and causes too, although those usually aren’t widely observed.

Beyond that, there’s no single authority for declaring the legitimacy of special days, which can become part of culture in myriad ways, including marketing campaigns, advocacy efforts and folklore.

The often murky origins present an opportunity for the National Day Calendar, which has emerged to bestow an air of authority on special days. For a price, the site mails official-looking proclamations that Anderson prints out and frames at Zoovio, his VHS digitizing business.

Boston Market’s chief brand officer, Sara Bittorf, said the idea for National Rotisserie Chicken Day (June 2) came from the chain’s ad agency, but noted the day was one of few approved by the National Day Calendar’s selection committee.

Since the National Day Calendar doesn’t have its own staff, that selection committee is made up of four Zoovio employees.

Amy LaVallie, a committee member, said the general rule is to pick days with broad appeal. It’s why “National Sean Connery Day” was rejected, she said, but Boston Market’s submission passed muster.

“National Rotisserie Chicken Day, okay? People like chicken. Simple as that,” LaVallie said.

Still, some question the validity of Anderson’s calendar declarations.

“It seems like hokum to me, but more power to him,” said Robert Passikoff, president of Key Brands, a consulting firm. “Ask him if they have a P.T. Barnum day, and see if they’re celebrating a sucker born every minute.”

While special days give companies another way to promote a product, Passikoff said their effectiveness would depend largely on whether there’s a natural interest in the category. He said National Donut Day (June 5) gets a lot of attention because the pastries are popular and the day has interesting origins; the Salvation Army says it began during World War I when its workers gave soldiers coffee and doughnuts in the trenches.

As for a day celebrating rotisserie chicken, Passikoff questioned whether anyone would really care.

While the National Day Calendar is a quick way for companies to get recognition for a special date, it isn’t the only keeper of notable days.

In 1957, brothers William and Harrison Chase started Chase’s Calendar of Events as a reference for the media. The first edition was 32 pages, but the book has since mushroomed to 752 pages and includes federal holidays and events like musical festivals, as well as days celebrating things like squirrels, pooper scoopers and s’mores.

It costs $80 and is used by places like libraries and media outlets.

Holly McGuire, editor-in-chief of Chase’s, said she and her team try to gauge whether people actually “observe” particular dates when deciding what should be included in the book.

“Really, in the last 10 or 20 years, people have just been throwing them out there. They may take or not. We try to bring a little order to the chaos,” McGuire said.

For instance, McGuire said Chase’s doesn’t list a day for chocolate since there are about three floating about and she can’t figure out how they came to be. Yet the book lists a “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night,” which is intended to relieve people of squash from “overzealous planting.”

McGuire didn’t provide details on Chase’s methods for investigating the legitimacy of special days, but said a couple retweets on Twitter wouldn’t qualify.

“We’ve got a team and we’re constantly looking at things, kind of like dictionary editors do with new words,” she said.

People can submit special days for inclusion in Chase’s, but acceptance doesn’t hinge on payments.

At the National Day Calendar, by contrast, one-time proclamations for birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions are on sale for $19.99 or $39.99. The price for ongoing inclusion in the calendar is higher.

For $1,500, Anderson provides a framed proclamation. For $2,500, he helps arrange interviews with the media. And for $4,000 and travel expenses, he’ll show up to present proclamations at events. So far, Anderson says three groups have taken him on that offer.

This fall, he’s traveling to New York for National Dumpling Day (Sept. 26); the day was submitted by TMI Corp., a distributor of Asian foods.

TIME Food & Drink

This Pizza Is Filled With 6 Pockets of Cheese and Meat

But you can put salad in the middle so it's healthy

A restaurant called Nya Gul & Blå in Piteå, Sweden, recently unveiled an enormous pie called the “Vulcan Pizza.”

Two pockets contain ham and cheese, two have beef tenderloin and cheese, and two boast bacon and salami, while customers can put salad and fries in the middle — all for 120 kronor or about $14, The Daily Mail recently reported.

It took two months for chef Halmat Givra and employee Kifa Algaf to come up with the dish, the owner’s daughter Vean Algaf told The Daily Mail in an interview.

While the meal is only available in Sweden, buzz has been spreading worldwide, as the photo of it on Nya Gul & Blå’s Facebook page has racked up more than 13,000 “likes” and has been shared more than 3,300 times.

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Watch Channing Tatum Show Off 7 Classic Dance Moves in 30 Seconds

The Magic Mike XXL star busts out some particularly excellent voguing

The highly-anticipated Magic Mike sequel is finally in theaters nationwide, which means you should probably stop reading the Internet and get yourself to the nearest cinema. In the meantime, though, we invite you to watch this video from Vanity Fair that features the movie’s star, Channing Tatum, showing off seven classic dance moves in just 30 seconds.

It’s set to Ginuwine’s “Pony,” a song fans will remember from the first movie and that they’ll enjoy again in Magic Mike XXL. The ever-talented and devastatingly handsome Chan starts off with the Running Man, and then shows off a decent Twist, Funky Chicken, Hula, Pony and Robot. He ends with some incredible voguing, which really takes the delicious, handsome cake.

Vanity Fair was kind enough to make a GIF of Chan voguing, so feel free to bookmark that now.

Read next: This Honest Trailer for Magic Mike Reminds You That There Was Actually a Plot

TIME movies

Watch Michael Fassbender Channel Steve Jobs in the New Biopic Trailer

“Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra.”

If, like the majority of critics, you weren’t satisfied with the 2013 Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, there’s hope yet that a second attempt might make you forget a bespectacled Ashton Kutcher. The second film, Steve Jobs, is based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography, with Danny Boyle in the director’s seat and a screenplay penned by Aaron Sorkin.

The trailer plays like one long Sorkin-esque reproach of the demanding, arrogant Jobs, as played by Fassbender, with criticism levied by colleagues (Steve Wozniak, played by Seth Rogen, and Joanna Hoffman, played by Kate Winslet), executives (John Sculley, played by Jeff Daniels) and his spurned ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan (Katherine Waterston).

Though Steve Jobs will be released two years after Jobs, Sony Pictures acquired the rights to the biography roughly a year before production began on Jobs. Sorkin has said that the film will consist of three acts, each one dramatizing the events leading up to a major Apple product launch.

Steve Jobs hits theaters Oct. 9.

TIME celebrities

Kim Kardashian: ‘I Am So Much Smarter Than I’m Portrayed’

Terry Richardson photographed Kim Kardashian for the cover of Rolling Stone.

The reality star talks Caitlyn Jenner, Kanye West and Rob Kardashian in her new Rolling Stone cover story

Kim Kardashian knows what people think of her, and she’s setting the record straight in the new issue of Rolling Stone. “I believe that I am so much smarter than I’m portrayed,” she says in the magazine’s cover story, unveiled just a day after she gave a talk about selfie empowerment and the objectification of women in the media. The issue doesn’t hit newsstands until Friday, but the magazine is offering readers a preview of its contents:

She’s blunt about her brother’s appearance and lifestyle: “It’s not that mysterious, what’s happening with Rob,” she says. “He has gained weight. He feels uncomfortable being on the show, and that’s OK. Do I think he smokes weed, drinks beer, hangs out and plays video games with his friends all day long? Yes.”

She doesn’t keep up with the latest technology—at least when it comes to music: “I still make mix CDs,” says Kim, who was a self-professed “Backstreet [Boys] girl” in high school. “I have an older computer with a disk drive so I can do it.”Her first concert was an Earth, Wind and Fire show.

She first learned her stepfather wore women’s clothing 12 years ago: “I was shaking,” she says of the encounter with Caitlyn Jenner back when she was still living as Bruce. “I didn’t know if I’d just found out his deepest, darkest secret, and he was going to come after me.” Jenner called her and told her not to tell anyone until Jenner was ready to talk about it. Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West, has since helped her understand Jenner’s transition. “He lives his life the way he wants, a really authentic life, and he was like, ‘If you can’t be authentic and you can’t live your life, what do you have?'”

TIME Food & Drink

Parents Who Name Their Babies ‘Quinoa’ Could Eat Free at This Restaurant

How far would you go to get a free meal?

If new parents name their babies “Quinoa,” then they can enter to win $10,000 worth of food at the chain BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. It is a promotion for two new quinoa menu items — one with roasted salmon and one with roasted chicken with spinach.

Reactions to the publicity stunt on Facebook have included comments like “Terrible idea,” “This is whacked!” and “I don’t know…if I didn’t know that it was a grain, I think ‘Quinoa’ would be kind of a pretty name.”

The key here is “enter to win,” so if you don’t win, then you will still have a baby named “Quinoa” to feed.

 

TIME viral

Watch This Pregnant Mom and Her Daughter’s Adorable Dance Party

"My mom is gonna rock! But don't laugh at her!"

Nikki Taylor, who is eight months pregnant with her second child, decided to spend some quality time with her daughter, Jaylyn, by having an epic dance party in their living room.

Taylor and 6-year-old Jaylyn break it down to Silento’s “Watch Me” — and both of them totally crush it, clearly.

“My mom is going to rock,” Jaylyn says before they begin their choreography. “But don’t laugh at her.”

Taylor told BuzzFeed that they originally recorded the video for her fiance while he was at work, but after she posted it on Facebook to show her friends, it blew up. In just a few days, it has racked up more than 22 million views.

“She kills me, I’m winded,” Taylor wrote on Facebook, “but this is as good as it gets.”

Read next: This Dad Break Dances with His Daughter When He Gets Home from Work

TIME Television

Watch a Supercut of Jon Stewart Singing on The Daily Show

Stewart will soon have plenty of time to explore his passion for singing

As Jon Stewart slowly winds down his time on The Daily Show, the staff is making sure that he will definitely not be forgotten once he’s gone. How? By flooding the web with supercuts of some of Stewart’s finest hosting moments, including the latest installment: a compilation of Stewart trying his best to sing, which happened way more often than you might think.

The clip was introduced by Jon Hamm (a.k.a. the only other Jon on T.V. who spells his name correctly), who, as a long-time fan of the show, realized that no one had yet paid tribute to Stewart’s wonderful singing voice. “It’s like Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Luciano Pavarotti had a threesome and gave birth to a perfect set of vocal chords — yours,” he said. Stewart understandably blushed at the compliment before sitting back and watching the latest entry in his permanent Internet record.

TIME Television

Neve Campbell Will Be on House of Cards Next Season

arrives at The Music Center's 50th Anniversary Spectacular held at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on December 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Michael Tran—2014 Michael Tran Neve Campbell arrives at The Music Center's 50th Anniversary Spectacular held at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on December 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

The Scream queen is set to join a whole new world of back-stabbing as a series regular

Neve Campbell is heading to Washington. The former Party of Five and Scream star has been added as a series regular to Netflix’s flagship show, House of Cards, EW has confirmed. She is currently filming for season 4, but her exact role is unknown. (Brief spoilers below.)

We last left the Underwoods with Frank (Kevin Spacey) campaigning for another presidential term and his relationship with Claire (Robin Wright) on the brink. Nevertheless, the whole gang will reappear on your computers sometime next year.

Deadline first reported Campbell’s addition to the cast.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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