When they weren't hitting the catwalk for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Angels like Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, and Candice Swanepoel were still making sure to share their moments of work and play through social media. Alessandra chowed down on steak and french fries as part of her preshow diet plan, while fellow models Gisele Bündchen and Bar Refaeli showed off their enviable bikini bodies on the beach. Lena Dunham partied with a bottle of kombucha while celebrity moms Rachel Zoe, Jessica Alba, and Jaime King all left the kiddies at home for a good cause. Another mom-to-be, Olivia Wilde, sat courtside to watch the LA Lakers, and Drew Barrymore tried out a new lipstick shade from her Flower cosmetics line. Matthew McConaughey suited up for the GQ Men of the Year party, while Emma Roberts got more than she bargained for during a Louisiana swamp tour.
Warning: this story is not for the faint of heart. The Literary Review has released its shortlist for "Britain's most dreaded literary prize:" the Bad Sex Award. The purpose of the annual award, now in its 21st year, "is to draw attention to the crude, badly written, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it." Erotica is not included.
In the same way that good people can have bad sex, this award proves that even good books can have bad sex. But from the excerpts the British magazine shared on Twitter, I don't know if even our worst sexual experiences can compare to how cringe-worthy these #badsex examples are. Literary Review tweeted these anonymous, out-of-context excerpts from both this year's crop and historic selections — and they are hilariously bad. Read some of the NSFW snippets now, if you have the stomach for it.
This week in the Twitterverse, our favorite geeks were all over the map. Some paid a visit to Comikaze Expo, while others were waiting up all night to get Loki. In this round of top tweets of the week from geeks we love, see Veronica Belmont, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more!
The Star Wars Craft Book author Bonnie Burton wields all of the Internet's kitty power with this one sweatshirt.
— Bonnie Burton (@bonniegrrl) November 7, 2013
More geeky micromessages after the break
It was all about mixing work and play for celebs this week, and even while on the job, they still made time to share their fun moments via social media. Jessica Alba and Zach Braff both got visits from little ones on the set, while Jonah Hill got strapped in before doing some stunts for 22 Jump Street. Katie Holmes bundled up from the cold while shooting The Giver in South Africa, and on the set of Modern Family, cast members Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara were joined by special guests Jane Krakowski and . . . baseball player Brian Wilson? Everything was rosy for Gisele Bündchen on a Colcci photo shoot in NYC and Mindy Kaling cozied up to her costar Adam Pally — and whether or not Chord Overstreet was actually peeing, we just hope that's a fake police car that he's standing on.
Turn that frown upside down — it's Friday! Throw caution to the wind, and take a Twitter break with the best tweets of the week. The funniest ladies of Twitter have entertained us these past seven days with their sexual exploits with salad, words of wisdom on oral sex, and musings on Movember and picking up guys at the drugstore. Plus: a surprise threesome and sex slang. Get all the funny below, and don't forget to follow POPSUGARLove on Twitter!
Ain't that the truth.
My type is "guy with girlfriend that's a prettier version of me"
— Allison Fields (@allisonfields) November 5, 2013
Is that considered surprise sex?
told my boyfriend we could have a threesome tonight but SURPRISE it's only cause i'm pregnant
— victoria (@theblowout) November 6, 2013
Close encounters, of the date kind.
Been seeing a new boy recently. I hope other people can see him too, but it's not a deal breaker.
— Megan Ganz (@meganganz) November 7, 2013
Hits a little too close to home.
Hey girl are you a gym 'cause I've never been inside you
— Shira (@shiraselko) November 6, 2013
When Twitter went public yesterday, one unexpected face was on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to ring in the company's big event: Captain Picard himself, Sir Patrick Stewart. The actor, now performing with Sir Ian McKellen in Waiting For Godot, has seen his popularity skyrocket (not that we didn't already love him) since joining the micromessage site and tweeting pictures of his and his best friend's actorly escapades. Business Insider caught up with Stewart during the IPO frenzy to find out the answer to the question we all wonder when about to tweet: What would Sir Patrick do?
Follow the jump to discover the wise rule our fearless Enterprise leader follows when using Twitter.
Twitter's massive IPO isn't the only reason why the company is dominating headlines today. Hatching Twitter by New York Times reporter Nick Bilton is a new book released just two days ago that describes the internal corporate drama that almost ran the micromessaging service into the ground.
This narrative is not uncommon amongst tech's largest companies. Tales of executive infighting, betrayal, and imitation are common threads among Twitter, Apple, Facebook, and many of Silicon Valley's biggest names. They are telling sagas about how it takes more than innovation, technology, and talented engineers to run the companies that make popular products. Click on for more riveting reads like Hatching Twitter about start-ups-turned-enterprises and the executives behind their transformations.
The iconic blue social media bird that is Twitter soared on to the New York Stock Exchange Thursday morning. With pretrading shares priced at $26 each, the company jumped to $45.10 making for some very excited Twitter executives and employees. One of the company's most public faces, cofounder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, took to Vine, Twitter's short format video service, to give a firsthand look at the trading floor excitement.
Early Twitter adopters might notice the Vine's caption is a nostalgic nod to Jack's first tweet ever, which was also the first message sent on Twitter: "just setting up my twttr."
Across the country at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, employees celebrated the financial milestone as seen in the below Vine from Twitter engineer Vlad Vassiliouk.
Nashville's hottest stars gathered for the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, snapping selfies and posing for pictures backstage with fellow musicians. The show's hosts, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, shared a hilarious photo from their rehearsals with the guys of Duck Dynasty before Carrie stunned on the red carpet. Taylor Swift posted a picture of her gorgeous gown when she first arrived, and later in the night, she was presented with the Pinnacle Award by none other than Julia Roberts. For a behind-the-scenes look at the show, take a look at all the country candids from the CMAs, including photos from Tim McGraw, Lucy Hale, and Diddy!
Twitter began rolling out a new feature recently that allows users to receive direct messages from any follower — rather than requiring users to follow each other. While the ability to send a private message to any Twitter user is convenient, it could be an open invitation for spam bots.
To opt in, click on the gear icon on the top right corner and select Settings. In the "Account" tab under "Content," you should see a checkbox for "Receive direct messages from any follower." Select the box and save changes if you wish to receive direct messages from any follower. Twitter is still rolling out this option to users, so you may not see the setting yet.
Enabling this feature would allow companies to contact you privately for customer service issues without having to follow you back. Recruiters would also be able to message you about potential jobs without you having to follow them back. But turning on private messaging for any follower can also invite spam.
You may have seen direct messages that begin "I recommend" that are followed by an unrecognizable URL. Other messages read something like, "Have you seen this photo of you on Facebook?" These types of DMs are spam, and you should not click through. Notify the user immediately that their Twitter account has been hacked, and they should change their password as soon as possible.
To send a direct message on Twitter, click on the drop-down message next to the "Follow" button and select "Send a Direct Message." You can access all of your message conversations by clicking on the Gear icon and selecting "Direct Messages." Alternatively, if you have an individual tweet open (like this one), you can just hit the letter "m" on your keyboard and a Direct Messages window will appear.