Morning Buzz! Beyoncé Shares the ONE Book You Should Read in Rare Interview + More
1. Time to start readying your summer reading list. All right, maybe jumping the gun on that a little, but what we’re saying is you’re gonna wanna write this one down. Beyoncé gave a rare interview to Garage Magazine, and as always, anytime Bey speaks, we’re ready to listen. She chats about everything from her biggest hero (her mom, Tina Knowles) to the evolution of her career and, yep, what she thinks is the one book we should all have on our summer reading list. “I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall,” Bey said. “It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.” *Furiously places Amazon order* On it, Bey. (h/t Marie Claire)
2. Sarah Michelle Gellar celebrates Buffy The Vampire Slayer‘s anniversary in this epic throwback. Honestly, the more SMG we can get in our lives these days, the better. After recently learning that she would reprise her role as the deliciously evil Kathryn Merteuil in the Cruel Intentions TV spinoff, Sarah treated the world to an amazing #TBT on Facebook yesterday. “19 years ago tonight, I got to introduce you to Buffy The Vampire Slayer (and #mrpointy too),” she says, referring to the name of Buffy’s trusty stake. “Thank you for taking the incredible journey with me and continuing still. I am and forever will be #grateful.” First of all, 19 YEARS?! Buffy Summers stayed with us through till 2003 and lives on in our hearts forever. This tribute comes just in time for the weekend, when we’re all deciding what it is we should binge watch. (Photo via Sarah Michelle Gellar/Facebook)
3. John Stamos shared this behind the scenes OG Full House-days video with baby Olsen twins, and we are DYING FROM THE CUTENESS. If Fuller House gave you major nostalgia pangs, you seriously won’t be able to handle this one. Yesterday, Uncle Jesse — I mean, John Stamos — Instagrammed a video timestamped August 14,1989, in which he and toddler-aged Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, aka Michelle Tanner, hang out backstage on the set of Full House. He’s trying to get the little girls to say his name, John, but of course they call him Jesse. If you’re missing Michelle in the rebooted series, this will fill that void if only for… 14 seconds.
4. Ever wonder which celeb makes other celebs fan-out? Well, wonder no more — it’s the… dude from the Dos Equis commercials?! Jonathan Goldsmith has been the face of the beer for 10 years, and as the campaign winds down, he shares with Hollywood Reporter that he’s been asked for selfies from both Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo Dicaprio. The 77-year-old “Most Interesting Man In The World” recalls that he almost didn’t recognize Leo. “I almost didn’t recognize him because he was preparing for The Revenant. He said, ‘Excuse me, are you Jonathan Goldsmith?’ Well, for years nobody knew my name except for ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World,’ but that started changing about three years in. So I said, ‘Yes, I am.’ Leo said, ‘Would you mind if we had a picture together?’ I said, ‘Of course not!’ It was very nice.” (h/t Hollywood Reporter, photo via Michael Loccisano/Getty)
5. Coachella will give concert goers virtual reality viewers at the festival this year. Just in case the real thing that you paid hundreds of dollars to experience in person isn’t good enough for you, get ready to put on some Google Cardboard VR glasses and pretend you’re watching the whole thing on a computer! We joke, we joke. The legendary music festival has long embraced new technologies — you might remember that they started the whole hologram craze with the Tupac appearance back in 2012, and they’ve collaborated with the Creators Project — and now they want to enhance this year’s show with a corresponding mobile app, available for iOS, Android and Samsung Gear VR. It will offer several VR bonuses, including virtual tours of the 2016 festival site, artist interviews and performances by Matt and Kim, Gallant and more that are still TBA. The future is now!
6. Quote of the day: “If I can change a life for one girl, she will go on to change a life for another girl.” — Sonita Alizadeh, 19-year-old rapper from Afghanistan who narrowly escaped becoming a child bride and is working to end child marriage through her music. (h/t Broadly)
(Featured image via Ezra Shaw/Getty)