The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Oct. 24
How's everyone doing this fine Tuesday? We're so close to the end of October, it's crazy. Hopefully you have your Halloween costumes and plans all picked out, because if not, you're really racing the clock. Grab a handful of candy corn and put on Hocus Pocus, because the holiday is right around the corner!
But before you get all ready for Halloween, read on for a recap of everything that had Bustle's editors talking today, Oct. 24:
David O. Russell + Alleged Abuse
The latest powerful man in Hollywood to be accused of sexual harassment and abuse is director David O. Russell, known for Oscar-winning movies like The Fighter and American Hustle. In a new report, Russell's alleged history of groping and on-set abuse is unveiled, although much of it, like his famous feuds with stars like Lily Tomlin and George Clooney, was never much of a secret.
Facepalm: Lawyers for two police offers accused of rape are arguing that because the alleged victim posted "provocative selfies" after the alleged incident, she couldn't be telling the truth. Come on.
Selena Gomez + Demi Lovato
Well, this is adorable. Although their friendship has had plenty of twists and turns over the years, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato reunited on Monday night at the InStyle Awards. The duo posed together for a sweet picture, so it appears that whatever issues they've had in the past, they've moved past them and are working on rekindling their friendship. Delena forever, y'all.
LOL: You gotta see Blake Lively's birthday "tribute" to husband Ryan Reynolds.
ASOS + Hello Kitty
OMG, you guys: there's a Hello Kitty x ASOS collection coming to stores, and you're going to want to buy basically every item (we won't judge). The 40-piece collection is inspired by streetwear, and contains a mix of fancier and more casual items, with the iconic Hello Kitty logo shown all throughout. From strappy cat-themed heels with cats to earrings in the shape of HK herself, these items are seriously adorable.
Shopping Break: These are the nine best lip balms to use this winter when the cold weather starts taking its toll.
Starbucks + Holiday Cups
It's that time of year again: Starbucks' holiday cup controversy season! A photo that reportedly shows Starbucks' new holiday cup design was revealed on Reddit, and people are seriously freaking out. It's not known yet if this is the actual cup, but that hasn't stopped everyone from sharing their, um, passionate opinions all the same. Happy holidays!
Hell Yes: A 3-year-old had a Target-themed birthday party, and she is clearly living her best life.
YA Books + Authors Of Color
Need new reading recommendations? We've got you covered. These 17 young adult books by authors of color are ones you definitely need to check out when they arrive on shelves next year. From the story of a Muslim family facing bigotry to the tale of two friends separated by privilege, these books are your next must-reads.
Um... Former Bachelor Ben Higgins is currently trying out stand-up comedy. Yeah, that's going to go well.
Today's WTF Moment: The Internet is in an uproar over whether it's normal to sit or stand to wipe after you poop. Yup, really.
What to Watch: Get out those tissues, because it's time for a new episode of This is Us. Tune in to NBC at 9 for the latest, tear-jerking hour.