TIME Television

Watch Keri Russell Crush Jimmy Fallon at Flip Cup While Wearing Giant Inflatable Suits

The talk show host does not mess around when it comes to games

Jimmy Fallon never takes it easy on the celebrities that stop by The Tonight Show. Whatever game he has put together — be it arm-wrestling with Liam Neeson, playing Catch Phrase with Jennifer Lopez, waging a Water War against Chris Hemsworth or squaring off against Emma Stone in a Lip Sync Battle— Fallon is in it to win it.

It was no different last night when Keri Russell stopped by to talk about The Americans, her FX show that begins its new season Jan. 28 . Fallon challenged the actress to a round of frat house favorite game flip cup, but there was a twist. The two faced off over a row of beer-filled party props while wearing inflatable suits, leaving nothing but tears and a trail of flipped cups in their wake.

Russell was determined, but Fallon has a competitive streak.

TIME NFL

Krispy Kreme Trolls the Patriots With #DeflateGate Tweet

See the donut chain mock the Super Bowl contender

Krispy Kreme has decided to capitalize on an NFL investigation into whether the New England Patriots deflated game balls in their AFC Championship game win over the Indianapolis Colts last weekend. The donut chain tweeted Wednesday:

As ESPN’s Darren Rovell points out, Krispy Kreme’s rival Dunkin’ Donuts is a sponsor for the Patriots.

Multiple reports have indicated that the NFL is investigating allegations that the Patriots used deflated balls during their blowout win. Deflating the balls would have made it easier for quarterback Tom Brady to throw in cold weather and for receivers to catch. The NFL has not yet said anything about the probe or what penalty might be levied against the Patriots, who are scheduled to play in the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks on Feb 1.

TIME politics

Michelle Obama Totally a Wore a Suit From The Good Wife to the State of the Union Address

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 20: First Lady Michelle Obama arrives in the Capitol's House chamber before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, January 20, 2015. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, appears at right. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
First Lady Michelle Obama arrives in the Capitol's House chamber before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, January 20, 2015. Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call / Getty Images

Looks like the always-stylish First Lady is now taking fashion cues from Julianna Margulies

We already knew the Obamas watch Parks and Recreation and House of Cards, and now we’re wondering if they also tune in to The Good Wife.

At Tuesday’s State of the Union address, Michelle Obama sported a smart black and white Michael Kors suit. A few viewers began to realize it looked familiar — because it appeared to be the same exact suit once worn by Alicia Florrick (played by Julianna Margulies) on a past season of CBS’s legal drama The Good Wife.

Behold:

The initial observers began spreading buzz on social media and people got pretty excited about the connection. Some even worked in Mean Girls references:

Now we’re just wondering if the First Lady’s next look will be inspired by Leslie Knope.

TIME Food & Drink

More Americans Want to Ban Unpasteurized Milk Than Marijuana

File picture shows marijuana plants at a indoor cultivation in Montevideo
Marijuana plants are seen at a indoor cultivation. Andres Stapff—Reuters

Less than half of Americans want to ban pot

It’s not hard to imagine: milk fiends buying illegal, unpasteurized milk in darkened back alleys. Shady dealers running shipments of raw milk across the Mexican-American border. A high-speed police chase down I-95, the suspects tossing gallons of unpasteurized milk out the window in a frantic effort to ditch the evidence.

An underground black market for unpasteurized milk like the kind that exists for marijuana is, of course, absurd. But it’s still fun to imagine, because more Americans today want to ban the sale of raw milk than marijuana, according to a recent study. Some 59% of Americans support a ban on the sale of raw, unpasteurized milk, while just 47% support a ban on the sale of marijuana, according to Oklahoma State University’s Food Demand Survey. The U.S. currently has a patchwork of different laws regarding raw milk. States like New York and Iowa ban the retail sale of raw milk, while California and Idaho permit it.

It’s hard to imagine Americans’ perceptions of safe and unsafe goods being the same 50 years ago. More than 80% of Americans support mandatory country-of-origin labels for meat and labels for food produced through genetic engineering. Almost 70% support calorie labels on restaurant menus, and more than 64% support calorie limits for school lunches.

[Hat-tip Washington Post]

TIME Food & Drink

Here Are the 2 Places Left Where You Can Find That Taste of the ’90s, McDonald’s Pizza

Two locations in Ohio and West Virginia serve the item you thought was extinct

Millennial diners, want to sink your teeth into a round cheezy slab of ’90s nostalgia? McDonald’s Pizza has been found living on at two locations in Ohio and West Virginia, according to Canada.com

The two restaurants, out of over 14,000 McDonald’s locations in America, are owned by a man named Greg Mills and located 90 miles apart from one another, the site reports.

It was the explosion in popularity of drive-through restaurants that brought about the demise of the pizza. The ovens were said to have slowed down sales and restaurants weren’t pushing enough pizzas out to justify the expense.

But Judy Norman, an employee at the West Virginia location, told Canada.com that their pizza still sells and she has “days when everyone wants pizza and there are days where every so often you get a pizza [order].”

For now, millennials can delight that they now have two places they can take their Teenie Beanie Babies, discuss Hey Arnold! and have a slice of the past.

[Canada.com]

TIME Australia

Watch Non-Australians React to the Taste of Vegemite Pizza

"I hate this"

With Australia Day just around the corner, Pizza Hut has Down Under has launched a pizza that is quintessentially Aussie, or so they say.

It’s called the the Mitey Stuffed Crust and is filled with gooey melted cheese and an astringent brown paste made from leftover brewer’s yeast known as Vegemite.

Pizza Hut made a hilarious ad that shows backpackers in a hostel wincing in disgust as they try the new culinary delight (or travesty), with some saying it tasted like “medicine,” “petrol” or even “fish jam.”

Not so the Aussies. “The Mitey Stuffed Crust Pizza works unbelievably well with any of our topping combinations and we couldn’t think of a more quintessentially Aussie pizza to launch in time for Australia Day,” stated Fatima Syed, Pizza Hut Australia’s head of marketing.

And many have gone to Twitter in equal amounts of delight and disgust.

TIME Food & Drink

Here’s How McDonald’s Makes Its French Fries

Potatoes, maybe?

“I know what you’re thinking,” says MythBusters co-host Grant Imahara, standing in front of a conveyer belt chugging out french fries. “These look like potatoes, but are they really potatoes?”

Such is the question many people find themselves asking about McDonald’s signature french fries.

And so, as a part of the fast food chain’s new honesty-is-the-best-policy marketing campaign, consumers are getting a firsthand look at the assembly process.

“Are the fries even made out of potatoes? Are they ground up and mushed into the fry shape?” Imahara asks.

Mickey D’s apparently has the answers.

Read next: Watch McDonald’s Prove the McRib is Made of Actual Food

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TIME U.S.

Police: College Basketball Player May Have Died From Choking on Chewing Gum in Her Sleep

The community at California University of Pennsylvania morns the loss of a bright student and talented player

Shanice Clark, a 21-year-old student and basketball player at California University of Pennsylvania, was found dead in her off-campus apartment over the weekend, and California, PA, police say preliminary reports from medical personnel about what appears to be an accidental death indicate Clark may have aspirated chewing gum while sleeping, the Associated Press reports. The exact cause of death will come from the autopsy, the results of which were not “immediately released.”

Clark was found by her roommate after falling out of bed early Sunday morning, according to WPXI. Clark was unresponsive and taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead an hour later.

Dr. Karen Hjerpe, the California University of Pennsylvania athletic director, said in a statement: “Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Shanice Clark. Shanice was a bright student and talented player. Her smile and personality will be missed.”

 

 

TIME animals

This Video of a Seal Hugging a Dog Will Warm Your Heart

Cute overload alert

Animal lovers, try to contain your enthusiasm as you watch this seal scoot right up to a yellow labrador and put its front flippers around the canine. The marine mammal pats the dog on the back and rests its head on top of it in an adorable clip shot at Le Cap Ferret on the coast of southwestern France and uploaded earlier this month by YouTube user Elise Frebourg.

It is the latest in unlikely animal “friendships” to go viral, from a meerkat and a husky, a cheetah and a puppy and an owl and a cat.

WATCH: Incredibly Amicable Meerkat Becomes Best Friends With a Husky

WATCH: Here’s an Ocelot Kitten Having the Time of His Life Playing With His Best Canine Friend

 

TIME viral

Watch a Reporter Giggle Uncontrollably On Air and Try Desperately to Pull Himself Together

Also, his name is Chris Brown

It’s easy to make fun of TV reporters for bloopers and mishaps, but let’s all admit that it takes an impressive amount of composure and poise to do what they do each day. Sometimes, though, they lose that composure and poise and it’s great and we should just allow ourselves to be entertained.

In this segment from WWAY in Wilmington, N.C., anchor Daniel Seamans apologizes and explains that the crew’s got “the tickle bug,” which we assume is a folksy way of saying “we can’t stop laughing about something stupid that happened moments before we went live.” His co-anchor Makenzi Henderson then introduces the segment, explaining that charter boate are angry about proposed restrictions on fishing expeditions or something like that.

Then anchor Chris Brown takes it away, but apparently talking about chart boats is just too hilarious for him and he just can’t get through it. He keeps giggling and snorting, briefly composing himself, and then breaking down again. It’s great and we can totally relate.

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