The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Aug. 10
Happy Thursday, all! This week (and month... and year) is truly speeding by. Reminder, though, that the Bustle Huddle is taking a Summer Friday tomorrow, so check back in on Monday for your next edition.
For now, read on to find out what news and events were on Bustle's editors' minds this Thursday, Aug. 10:
Taylor Swift + Her Trial
After staying out of the spotlight for much of this year, Taylor Swift is back in the headlines. Back in 2013, DJ David Mueller allegedly groped Swift while taking a photo with the star, and two years later, he sued her, claiming the accusations were false and harmful to his career. Swift counter-sued, and now she's testifying in court about the alleged incident. These quotes from Swift's court testimony are seriously powerful, and show that no matter what she comes up against in court, she refuses to back down.
Quote of the Day: "I am not going to allow your client to make me feel like it is in any way my fault, because it isn't." — Swift, in her testimony. Badass.
Facebook + A Game-Changing New Feature
In a huge move, Facebook is introducing "Facebook Watch," a streaming platform that'll feature original shows from networks, brands, and celebs. There'll be live sports, comedy series, reality TV and more, and it'll all be accessible this month. Who else is pumped?!
#TBT: John Boyega parodied Brandy and Monica's "The Boy is Mine," and it. Is. Perfection.
Sephora + A Big Sale
Makeup lovers, heads up: Sephora is starting a Weekly Wow Sale, in which bestselling items will be up to half off for one week only. New items will go on sale every Thursday from now until Nov. 1, and they range in type, so definitely don't sleep on this very exciting news.
Shopping Break: If you have sensitive skin, these seven deodorants are dermatologist-approved for being both gentle and effective.
New Reads + The Resistance
As part of Bustle's 31 Days of Reading Resistance, which looks at how literature and writing can play roles in the fight against the Trump administration, we've compiled a list of 25 books about the power of protest. These works, from novels to graphic memoirs, will make you marvel at the amazing acts of protest that've gone down in history and get you inspired to keep on speaking up.
OMG: You can now live in Harry Potter's childhood home. If, you know, you have $1.3 million to spare.
Republicans + 2020
In a new survey, it was revealed that 52 percent of Republicans would be OK with postponing the 2020 election in order to make sure that only eligible citizens were voting, if the idea was proposed by Trump. Yes, this is exactly as mind-boggling and disturbing as it sounds.
Aww: Need more uplifting news? This video of Luna Stephens watching dad John Legend hang with Sesame Street characters is the cutest.
Today's WTF Moment: The story about the guy haunted by the ghost kid named "Dear David" just got way worse.
What to Watch: Spend the weekend watching some good movies, from the dark comedy Ingrid Goes West to the moving drama The Glass Castle.