The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Sept. 12
Hello, hello! Today is a pretty crazy day in the news world, but for once, it's not because of Donald Trump. Instead, Hillary Clinton's book and Apple's new iPhones are the ones making headlines, and thank goodness for that, am I right?
For more info on Clinton's memoir and those new phones (plus lots else), read on for a recap of everything that had Bustle's editors talking today, Tuesday, Sept. 12:
Hillary Clinton + Her Memoir
On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton's highly-anticipated memoir, What Happened, was released. If you were thinking of holding off on reading, don't wait — the book is full of discussion-worthy reveals, from the heartbreaking details of Clinton's post-election phone call to Obama to the reasons she thinks she lost to the fact that there's apparently a painting of Bill Clinton playing with balloons hanging in the Clintons' home. Yup, really.
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New iPhones + What To Know
It's finally time, you guys. Apple's iPhone 8 is here, and it's filled with features you'll want to check out ASAP, like an updated camera, waterproof design, and intense speakers. But that's not all; Apple also announced the iPhone X, which has a seriously cool OLED display and, most significantly, facial recognition. If you want to know more, here are all the differences between the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, laid out. (And, by the way, here's the scoop on that new one-stop charger.)
Heads Up: Here's what to know about the iPhone X's animoji feature, new emojis created by your own facial movements. Say what?!
Ted Cruz + Porn
Yes, you read that right. Twitter users went crazy on Tuesday morning after seeing that Senator Ted Cruz had liked a pornographic video from an account called SexuallPosts. Seeing as Cruz has publicly decried things like masturbation, people are having a lot of fun with this incident, and the memes and tweets about Cruz have been so, so good.
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Issa Rae + A Huge Honor
This is so cool, you guys. Insecure creator and star Issa Race is the newest CoverGirl, and she couldn't be happier about it. "In all my awkward, black years I never imagined I'd be a @COVERGIRL! SO honored & SO excited," Rae tweeted on Tuesday. And for so many other self-proclaimed "awkward black girls" out there, Rae getting this honor is a seriously major deal.
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Bachelor In Paradise + That Finale
Last night was the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, and if you didn't tune in to the episode, this is what you missed. Derek and Taylor got engaged, Amanda claimed that Robby cheated on her, and Adam and Raven are most definitely still together. Until next season, everyone.
OMG: You have to see Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' son wearing a That '70s Show shirt featuring his parents.
Today's WTF Moment: You must see the woman with the longest eyelashes in the world. Holy cow.
What to Watch: Tune in to any major channel at 8 to watch Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, a star-studded telethon (George Clooney! Beyoncé! Julia Roberts!) meant to raise money for people affected by Harvey and Irma.