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The Rendezvous: Your Weekly Review in a Few

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Apr 16, 2016
The Rendezvous: Your Weekly Review in a Few

Nobody wants to be the dumbest person at brunch. New You is here to give you a quick recap of the things that happened this week, of conversation starters if you will. You can impress your date by knowing what’s going on in the presidential race. You can drop a few hints about not being ready for a baby by bringing up the umpteen celebrities who are now pregnant.  If there is ever an awkward silence, you can fill that void with the story of an octopus mastermind who escaped from a New Zealand aquarium.  So whether it’s brunch, a date, or dinner at mom’s house, you’ll know just what to talk about. You can thank me later.

Pray for Japan

CNN
CNN

A 7.0 earthquake ravaged Japan’s Kyushu Island early Saturday morning, at 1:15 local time (which is 12:25 p.m. Friday ET). Just two days prior, the island was hit with a 6.2 magnitude foreshock that killed 9 and injured over 800. A tsunami advisory has also been issued for areas in the region. So everyone, please take a minute and pray for all the victims involved and for a quick and safe recovery from this deadly disaster.

Fight till the Death: Bernie vs. Hil

Splash News
Splash News

Bernie & Hil took it back to their stomping grounds of Brooklyn, New York. Topics of discussion included big banks, gun violence, and climate change. The heat was on, and the tension was thick, so much so that the debate moderator had to break the two up from speaking over one another. Why was this debate such a big deal? This was the last opportunity to make their final arguments before the New York state primary on Tuesday.  With both candidates having roots in New York it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. If Hil wins, she will be the front-runner in the election. If Bernie wins, it will be a major confidence killer for Hil and might sway the superdelegates to pledge allegiance to the Burn.

Avatar 2.0

IMDB
IMDB

Pack your bags folks, we’re heading back to Pandora! James Cameron officially announced at CinemaCon that an Avatar sequel is in the making. But wait, it gets better. There won’t be just one sequel, but four, and the first one is set to release in 2018! We can’t wait to see what the Na’vi are up to next.

Babies, Babies, Everywhere

Shutterstock
Shutterstock

There must be something in the Hollywood water because there is a serious case of baby mania. This week alone we’ve gotten baby announcements from Megan Fox and her mystery man, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Eva Mendez and Ryan Gosling. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt star Ellie Kemper also announced that she is pregnant with her first child. Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson welcomed her baby boy Remington Alexander this past Tuesday. At this rate, I’m sure by the end of the week we will be hit with a few more baby announcements.

Free Inky

New Zealand National Aquarium
New Zealand National Aquarium

Inky, a beloved octopus and mastermind, recently escaped from the New Zealand National Aquarium. The James Bond of octopuses climbed out of the slightly open tank and made his way to a drain hole that lead him back to the ocean. We hope Inky is enjoying himself in his new found freedom and want him to know that we support him tenfold. Follow your dreams, Inky!

And if this doesn’t help you, you can always get drunk! Happy weekend!