The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Nov. 10
Well, we've made it. After a long and difficult week filled with elections, sexual assault allegations, and much more, the weekend has finally arrived — and boy, is it needed. Take the next few days to relax and decompress, and if possible, give yourself a mental break from the endless news cycle. You deserve it, OK?
For now, though, there's still a lot to take in. Here's a recap of everything that had Bustle's editors talking today, Friday Nov. 10:
Louis C.K. + Sexual Misconduct
A day after The New York Times published an expose on Louis C.K. in which five women accused the comedian of sexual misconduct, he's issued a response. In Louis C.K.'s statement, he admits that he did masturbate in front of several women, but, notably, he does not apologize for his behavior.
Meanwhile on Friday, Olympian Aly Raisman claimed that a former USA Gymnastics team doctor sexually abused her when she was a teenager, and Ellen Page wrote a lengthy Facebook post about her past alleged experiences with assault and harassment on set.
Quote of the Day: "You are breaking the silence. You are revolution." — Page, in her Facebook post, about those who are speaking up against harassment and assault.
Taylor Swift + Reputation
It's finally here, y'all. A little before midnight on Friday, Taylor Swift dropped Reputation, and the album is an absolute must-listen. But first, to answer the question on everyone's minds: Here's who every song on Reputation is about. It wouldn't be a Swift album without the singer calling out her exes, friends, enemies, and current loves in each and every track, right?
OMG: A High School Musical TV show is coming, but TBD on whether Zac, Vanessa, and the rest are going to make their returns.
Grey's Anatomy + That Huge Episode
Last night was the 300th (!) episode of Grey's Anatomy, and fans tuning in hoping to get a nostalgia-filled hour were not disappointed. No, Cristina didn't make an appearance, but we did find out what happened to Izzie, and we got a kind of reunion of the original Seattle Grace interns. Aww.
Save the Date: Big Little Lies Season 2 is officially happening, and production could start as early as spring 2018. Hell, yes.
Companies + LGBT Rights
Need some good news this week? According to the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index, the number of U.S. companies that support LGBTQ employees is higher than ever. Out of 947 businesses assessed, 609 (including Apple, Amazon, and CVS) earned a perfect score of 100. There's still plenty of progress needed, but this is seriously great to hear.
FYI: Turns out that adult coloring books are good for your mental health. Color away!
Lupita Nyong'o + Natural Hair
When Lupita Nyong'o discovered that the magazine Grazia had photoshopped her hair out of its cover, she didn't stay quiet. Instead, she posted the original photo of herself, featuring her natural, curly hair pulled back, and the one used on the cover, which cut out the curls and smoothed out the hair over her scalp.
"I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women's complexion, hair style and texture," Nyong'o wrote.
Pro Tip: If you're struggling with NaNoWriMo, here's an expert's take on how to actually finish writing your book in 30 days.
Today's WTF Moment: A huge stuffed bear you can buy on Amazon is freaking people out, and for good reason.
What to Watch: It's Jane the Virgin night! A new episode of the fantastic show airs on the CW at 9 p.m. ET/PT.