The UK officially starts the Brexit transition and Pawnee’s dynamic duo return to TV in this morning’s top news stories. Check those and more about below.
1. Is this a dream?! Parks and Recreation‘s Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman — AKA Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson — are joining forces to to host a reality competition on NBC that “celebrate[s] talent in the crafting and hand making movement.” The Handmade Project will take place in a “serene outdoor setting,” and will see contestants take on woodwork, knitting, scrapbooking, cake decorating, metal work, and lots more. O. M. G. The show is in the casting stages, so makers, check out the details here. (h/t EW, photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
2. Brexit is officially underway. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50, formally signaling the UK’s intention to leave the European Union, which the country’s citizens voted to do last June. May’s six-page letter outlined their initial negotiation plans and was hand delivered to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, who said in a statement, “We regret that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, but we are ready for the process that now will have to follow…Our first priority will be to minimise the uncertainty caused by the decision of the United Kingdom for our citizens, businesses and Member States. Therefore, we will start by focusing on all key arrangements for an orderly withdrawal.” The process is expected to take two years. (h/t Buzzfeed, photo via Christopher Furlong/Getty)
3. George Clooney reveals some questionable baby names that Amal has vetoed. In a recent interview with ET, Clooney joked about naming his and Amal Clooney’s twins after his tequila company, Casamigos. “My wife says I can’t name them Casa and Amigos. That’s the one thing I’m not allowed to do,” he said. “It was just a thought. I mean, you know, it’s a family business.” MEN! (h/t ET, photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
4. Remember McDonald’s pizza? It still exists and the internet is freaking out. If you’re a kid of the ’80s, you surely remember when McDonald’s dished out li’l personal pan ‘zas in the early ’90s. It’s remained a menu myth ever since, until two guys from London, ON, did their research and found out it is still served in stores in Pomeroy, Ohio and Spencer, West Virginia. You know what happened next — they drove 500 miles to get some. GOALS.
5. Facebook’s new features look a LOT like Snapchat. First Instagram came for stories, now Facebook is getting in on the action by also adding stories — and lots of camera filters. Facebook boasts “dozens of effects like masks, frames, and interactive filters,” on its camera updates, including partner content so you can turn yourself into a Minion or Rocky from Guardians of the Galaxy. Remember the days when the only option we had was rainbow puke on Snapchat? Simpler times! (via Facebook, image via Facebook)
6. Quote of the day: “When I first met Tina Fey — beautiful and brunette, smart and funny, by turns smug and diffident and completely uninterested in me or anything I had to say — I had the same reaction that I’m sure many men and women have: I fell in love.” Alec Baldwin speaks all of our truths about Fey in an excerpt from his upcoming memoir.
Will you use Facebook’s new stories and filters? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)