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This Wes Anderson Supercut Shows Just How Obsessed He Is With the Colors Red and Yellow

And also symmetry. Lots and lots of symmetry

Wes Anderson — whose latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel just won four Oscars, including statues for costume design and production design — has a very distinct signature style that includes symmetry, slow motion and the Futura font.

But the above supercut focuses on a more subtle Anderson trope: the use of the colors red and yellow. Anderson’s color palettes vary from film to film, of course, but as you’ll see, red and yellow are often featured very heavily.

This will surely help Saturday Night Live should they decide to make another brilliant Wes Anderson parody.

 

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Listen to Ed Sheeran Adorably Read the Weather Report

"You will need some lip balm because your lips will dry"

In the UK, the weather is cloudy with a chance of ginger.

Singer Ed Sheeran co-hosted Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 show Tuesday morning when his BFF (but not gf) Taylor Swift came on as a guest. And his crowning moment came when the singer got to read the weather report, fulfilling an Ed Sheeran weatherman fantasy we never knew we had.

“The weather outside is brisk — if you walk out you will get very, very pink cheeks, um, very quickly,” Ed Sheeran said, hopefully while blushing.

He continued, “You will need some lip balm because your lips will dry, and that will happen. Also there is a chance that you will step in a puddle today so please do not wear slippers outside.”

Ed, where were you during the polar vortex? You would have made things so much more pleasant!

 

 

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Giuliana Rancic Apologizes After Actress Protests ‘Offensive’ Comments About Her Hair

The Fashion Police host is in hot water after Coleman defended her look on Twitter

Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman slammed E!’s Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic after her comments about the actress’ hairdo went viral Monday night. Rancic said that Coleman’s look at the 2015 Academy Awards Sunday night, specifically her hair, made her think “smells like patchouli oil” or “weed.”

In a message posted Monday night on Twitter, Coleman called Rancic’s remarks “seriously offensive” and “ignorant slurs.” In a widely retweeted message, she listed a number of prominent African-Americans who wear their hair in dreadlocks. “There is already harsh criticism of African-American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair.”

Rancic apologized on Twitter, writing: “I was referring to a bohemian chic look.”

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See Why ‘Kawaii Cooking’ Has Become the Hottest Food Trend

Stop everything you are doing and look at these tiny dishes!

It’s the cutest culinary trend ever: videos of tiny meals are exploding online.

Old collectible miniature stoves, pots, pans and other cooking utensils, that wouldn’t be out of place in a Victorian dollhouse, are used to create mini edible cuisine, in an art form known as kawaii cooking. (Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute.)

The recipes use real-life ingredients and are cooked over a small candle or flame so you can actually eat them.

The craze started in Japan but has caught on worldwide, with thousands of followers posting videos of their creations and a host of YouTube channels dedicated to the pastime.

It won’t fill you up, but it sure is satisfying to watch.

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Lawmaker Asks if Gynecological Exams Can Be Done by Swallowing a Camera

In this Jan. 5, 2012 file photo, Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri talks with reporters at the Capitol building in Boise, Idaho
Matt Cilley—AP Idaho Representative Vito Barbieri talks with reporters at the Capitol building in Boise, Idaho, on Jan. 5, 2012

He receives a brief lesson on female anatomy in return

(BOISE, Idaho) — An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

The question Monday from Republican state Rep. Vito Barbieri came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine.

Dr. Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to the bill when Barbieri asked the question. Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.

“Fascinating. That makes sense,” Barbieri said, amid the crowd’s laughter.

The committee approved the bill 13-4 on a party-line vote, where it now goes to the House floor for a full vote. Barbieri, who sits on the board of a crisis pregnancy center in northern Idaho, voted in favor of the legislation.

Under HB154, abortion-inducing medication could not be administered through telemedicine —which does not currently happen in Idaho— and requires doctors to make “all reasonable efforts” to schedule a follow-up visit. The bill is backed by the anti-abortion group Idaho Choose Life.

Anti-abortion advocates argue that the bill will protect women who may have an adverse reaction to abortion medication. Those opposed counter that the bill is an attempt to restrict abortions, pointing to women living in rural areas where access to clinics is already limited.

The measure is one of several abortion-related bills Idaho lawmakers are considering this legislative session.

This includes a proposed bill seeking to define the scope of telemedicine in Idaho, which somewhat overlaps with HB154, because it specifically bans would ban doctors from prescribing abortion drugs via videoconferencing. Over in the Idaho Senate, lawmakers are considering a bill that would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

The House State Affairs Committee is considered one of the most conservative committees in Idaho’s Republican-controlled Statehouse. Already this year, the committee has killed a proposal that would provide legal protections to gay and lesbian Idahoans and halted legislation proposed by a 14-year-old girl to designate the Idaho Giant Salamander as the official state amphibian. It has endorsed, however, a bill that would expand parental rights in Idaho law.

“Children have no way to really challenge the forces that harm them and unborn children are especially susceptible to harm,” said Republican Rep. Linden Bateman. “In my view, this may reduce the number of abortions.”

This isn’t the first time Idaho lawmakers have received attention while debating abortion legislation.

In 2013, Republican Rep. Ron Mendive drew audible gasps in a committee when he asked if the American Civil Liberties Union-Idaho’s pro-abortion stance also meant they supported prostitution. A year prior, Republican Sen. Chuck Winder drew national criticism after he suggested on the Senate floor that a doctor should ask a woman who says she was raped could have been caused by “normal relations in a marriage.”

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See 30 of the Best Photos Short-Listed in the Sony World Photography Awards

More than 170,000 images compete for the ultimate award

Five American photographers are in the running to win this year’s Professional Photographer of the Year title at the Sony World Photography Awards.

Getty Images’ John Moore, Aristide Economopoulos, Lisa Krantz, Kerry Mansfield and Jassen Todorov are among the dozens of photographers to have been short-listed for the competition’s 2015 edition.

Their work was selected from among more than 170,000 images from 171 countries.

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in London on April 23, with the Professional Photographer of the Year receiving a $25,000 cash prize.

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Read Stephen Hawking’s Sweet Note to Eddie Redmayne After His Oscar Win

From left: Stephen Hawking and Eddie Redmayne.
Ian Waldie—Getty Images From left: Stephen Hawking and Eddie Redmayne.

"I'm very proud of you," the famous physicist wrote on Facebook

Stephen Hawking, who joined Facebook just a few months ago, used the social media site to write a brief but touching note to Eddie Redmayne, who won the Best Actor Oscar Sunday night. In The Theory of Everything, Redmayne portrayed the world-renowned physicist and his struggle with ALS.

Shortly after the Academy Awards ceremony, Hawking shared the following post, saying he was “very proud” of the actor:

In his acceptance speech, Redmayne said, “I’m fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man. This Oscar belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS.”

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This Machine Is Surprisingly Great at Playing the Violin

It plays "Amazing Grace" and "Hello, Dolly," among other tunes

Seth Goldstein, a mechanical engineer who worked at the National Institutes of Health, has developed a machine that can play a full-sized violin.

Here is how the kinetic sculpture machine works, according to his website:

The horizontally orientated violin is rotated underneath a reciprocating violin bow while four mechanical fingers are moved to make contact, as appropriate, with the (highest) bowed string…When music is played on an electronic keyboard, a MIDI file is generated which is edited, and then used as the input to the violin computer. This computer generates numbers to control the electronics, powering the various motors to perform the prescribed motions which enable the violin to play the same notes as were originally played on the keyboard.

So far “Ro-Bow” can play an Irish jig, “Hello, Dolly,” “Amazing Grace” and Bach’s “Minuet in G Major,” according to a profile of Goldstein in the New York Times over the weekend.

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Watch Sesame Street’s Spot-On House of Cards Parody

Inspired by the story of the 'Three Little Pigs'

Sesame Street’s latest pop-culture send-up is pegged to the premiere of House of Cards.

Inspired by the “Three Little Pigs,” Kevin Spacey’s character, the conniving South Carolina Congressman turned President Frank Underwood, is played by a wolf named Frank Underwolf who blows down the houses of little pigs to teach subtraction.

The pig theme is also quite appropriate given Underwood’s love of barbecue ribs and Congress’s penchant for pork (historically).

Of course, the irony here is that the Netflix show is too dark for Sesame Street’s audience, unless we count parents.

Season 3 of House of Cards will be available for streaming on Feb. 27.

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Krispy Kreme Celebrates 1,000th Store With Doughnut Giveaway

Krispy Kreme's Glazed donuts.
Bloomberg via Getty Images Krispy Kreme's Glazed donuts.

The offer applies to original glazed doughnuts only

Your post-Oscars slump is officially cured: We have word of free doughnuts.

Krispy Kreme is giving away doughnuts all day Feb. 24 to celebrate the chain opening its 1000th store location in Kansas City, Kansas. If you live outside the Kansas area, don’t worry: The freebie treats are available in Krispy Kreme locations worldwide.

Unlike Chipotle’s buy-one-burrito-get-one-later promotion or Qdoba’s kiss-for-free-food day earlier this year, there’s no gimmick here. Just pop into any Krispy Kreme store on Tuesday—the offer isn’t valid at grocery or convenience stores—and, if you’re one of the first 1,000 customers, grab a free original glazed doughnut.

Sorry, if you’re looking for fancier doughnut varieties, you’ll have to fork up the cash.

It’s been an up-and-down few days for the doughnut chain: Last week, Krispy Kreme apologized after a store in the United Kingdom staged a “KKK” sale promotion, which stood for the “Krispy Kreme Klub” but is infamously associated with the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan group.

Let’s see how much damage control free doughnuts can do.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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