Morning Buzz: JonBenét Ramsey’s Brother Reveals Who He Thinks Killed His Sister + More
From the ongoing JonBenét story to an important lesson in prioritizing what’s important in life, check out six of today’s top news items below.
1. Twenty years after the murder of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey, there remains no justice but a lot of speculation about what actually happened. JonBenét’s older brother Burke, now 29, gave Dr. Phil an exclusive interview, and he maintains his innocence while revealing who he thinks is responsible. JonBenét participated in beauty pageants, and Burke says her killer was “probably some pedophile in the pageant audience.” Spoiler alert ahead: Meanwhile, the experts in CBS’ docu-series on the case concluded that it was very likely Burke who accidentally killed his sister.
2. Chris Pratt’s relationship advice is GOLDEN as he takes some time off to be with his family. Chris Pratt is a busy dude. He just filmed Passengers, The Magnificent Seven and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 back-to-back-to-back, and as a result says he’s taking six months off to be with his family. “I’m taking Jack to Jack’s Beach – which is what we named the little stretch of beach on an island up on the San Juan Islands where we got a place,” he told Parade magazine. “We’re going to go back to the fort we built about a month and a half ago when we went for a short visit and see if that’s still there. If not, we’re going to build it again.” When speaking with ET, the family man revealed that the most common relationship advice cliches aren’t always the best ones. “I have heard some people say ‘Don’t go to bed mad.’ I think that is garbage. Sometimes you’ve got to go to bed mad, but at least touch toes, you know what I mean? At least touch toes. ‘We will deal with it later. I think I am going to get some sleep,’ and touch toes.” (h/t ET, photo via Kevin Winter/Getty)
3. This response to Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles comment is literally the only way you could even respond to Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles comment. Where do we even start with this one? Last night, Trump Jr. compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles, which, honestly, nope. Not even gonna touch it. Especially not when you have people on Twitter shutting him down with replies like this. POLITICS.
4. This Chrome extension gives you a new kitty every time you open a new tab and it is ADORABLE. Are you hooked on Neko Atsume? You’ll LOVE Tabby Cat. Head over to the Chrome web store and install this puppy (no pun intended!) right now to augment your browsing. You will not regret it. (h/t Bustle, image via Tabby Cat)
5. Would someone like to explain to us how this golden retriever’s fishtail braid on its tail is nicer than our hair?! IT’S NOT FAIR. (via Imgur)
— Masterpiece PBS (@masterpiecepbs) September 19, 2016
6. Quote of the day: “If Mr. Kimmel could please direct me to the lost and found office I will try and be on the next flight. Love, Old Maggie.” Maggie Smith had the PERFECT response to Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmy’s joke that because Maggie wasn’t on hand to accept her award, they were putting it in the lost and found.
Would you have liked to see Maggie Smith show up to the Emmys or do you prefer leaving it open for bits? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via CBS)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)