The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Jan. 26
Happy Thursday, fam! You've just about made it through the first week of Trump's presidency and a seemingly endless slew of executive orders. It's been a rough week (don't worry, you're not alone), but you made it to the end of this day and you're *that* much closer to Friday!
Whether you're already gearing up for the weekend or letting the reality that Doomsday is inching closer set in (wait for it...), here's what you need to know before you TGIT and wine tonight.
Trump + Mexico
In response to Trump's executive order to begin construction of "The Wall" on the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned summit in Washington. Pena Nieto announced his decision to cancel the meeting following an epic back-and-forth on — you guessed it — Twitter. First, Pena Nieto released a video statement that Mexico definitely would not be paying for the wall. Then Trump tweeted saying that if Mexico was unwilling to pay, "it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting." So Pena Nieto did, tweeting, "This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend the meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with the @POTUS." Sigh.
Un mensaje para todos los mexicanos: pic.twitter.com/EFcNh7fQtm— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 26, 2017
And if you're not sick of hearing about "The Wall" yet, on Thursday afternoon is was revealed how Trump plans to pay for the border wall's construction. Spoiler alert: It's bad news for all of us.
LOL of the Day: You could probably use a break from the news (you and me both), so here's a video of The Office theme song starring Donald Trump. Because we all deserve a laugh today.
Shia LaBeouf + Protests
Late Wednesday evening, LaBeouf was arrested following an alleged altercation with a 25-year-old-man outside of the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC. The actor, who recently launched his HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US livestream protesting Trump's presidency, is reportedly facing a misdemeanor assault charge for the incident.
NYPD have confirmed to Bustle that the dispute was not pro-Trump versus anti-Trump.
Celebs Being Badass AF: LaBeouf isn't the only celeb fighting Trump's presidency — Orange Is The New Black star Lea DeLaria tells Bustle why "the time to go high" is over when it comes to Trump.
Beautyblenders + Guys
It's been a rough few days for people who spend a lot of time on the Internet (which is most of us, right?), but sometimes we need a good LOL, and here it is. On Tuesday, vlogger Selena Faye challenged her followers to ask their partners and unsuspecting friends if they could identify a Beautyblender just by seeing a photo. And the results have been hilarious:
Shopping Break: Speaking of products that are kind of weird yet totally necessary, here are 12 quirky products on Amazon that Reddit users swear by.
Doomsday Is Coming
If you're wondering if it's possible to ejector-seat this planet, we have some good news for you: Doomsday is coming soon. If you're unfamiliar, the Doomsday Clock represents how close we are to the end of the world, and it's managed by the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Following the scientists' latest shift of time on the clock, we're just 30 seconds away from the closest we've been to midnight since 1953. Make of that what you will.
Beauty Tips & More: Check out the "Sex & Relationships" stream in the Bustle App tonight at 8 p.m. ET for glam tips from burlesque star Dita Von Teese!
What to Watch: After the heartbreaking announcement that the winter premieres of our favorite Shondaland shows had been pushed back, TGIT is finally back TONIGHT. If you're blanking on where some of your shows left off, catch up on HTGAWM with this recap and Grey's Anatomy with this one!
Images: Dawn Foster, Chelsea LaSalle, Alyssa Foote