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the foodie queens of instagram.

We’ve gotta give a shout-out to all the girls who are running restaurants, acing culinary school, and of course, hardcore Instagramming along the way! These 10 cool girls have got some major cooking skills and they’re not afraid to show it off, so just in case you’re feeling hungry, you’ll def want to give ‘em a follow ASAP.  

Johana Langi (@langijo)

Besides the occasional street style post, chef Johana Langi typically sticks to what she knows best: seriously beautiful food. From colorful ice cream cones to perfectly placed sushi, her Instagram is a fashion foodie girl’s dream come true. 

Sarah Baumert (@chefsera)

Le Cordon Bleu graduate-slash-model Sarah Baumert’s dishes resemble uber pretty illustrations you’d expect to see on the pages of our mag—except for the fact that they’re real and totally edible.   

Joan McNamara (@joansonthird)

Rad lady chef Joan McNamara has been whipping up delish dishes for decades. Her latest project, notorious L.A. grub spot Joan’s On Third, has an awesome Instagram dedicated to everything she makes, from pretty pastas to super cute cookie dough chunks.

Tiffany Mitchell (@tifforelie)

Cook Tiffany Mitchell doesn’t just make awesome food—she professionally styles, photographs, and blogs her delish creations. This gal’s Instagram has a seriously rustic and bohemian vibe, and the concoctions she makes in her kitchen are equally beautiful and inspiring. 

Jessica Koslow (@sqirl_confitures)

California girl Jessica Koslow specializes in making fine jams, jellies, and marmalades at her LA shop, Sqirl, but when it comes to her Instagram, she does it all. She posts all her best homemade meals, from ramen to fancy ginger cake, but beware: you’ll literally want to make everything you see. 

Sarah Simmons (@citygrit)

The menu at chef Sarah Simmons’ culinary hotspot City Grit is constantly changing, which means there’s always something brand new to see on its Insta, too. Follow her and her chef friends as they cook—and post—all their super creative recipes. 

Ida Frosk (@idafrosk)

We thought we knew cute—until we discovered Norwegian chef Ida Frosk’s Instagram account. She illustrates adorable pictures of everything from famous artists and paintings to adorable animals with food (think a caprese version of Edvard Munch’s painting ‘The Scream,’ or a family of coconut cashew snowmen). 

Michelle Mui (@cookingwithmamamui)

Although Michelle Mui claims she’s not a chef, just a girl who loves to cook, we think otherwise. The ultra fancy, restaurant-style meals she makes in her own kitchen look pretty darn professional. However, it does give us wannabe good cooks hope. 

Camille Becerra (@camillebecerra)

Camille Becerra is the chef at the small, but ultra hip NYC restaurant Navy, as well as a food stylist with killer photog skills. Her amazing recipes—and her way aesthetically pleasing life—make for the ultimate food Instagram account. 

Amirah Kassem (@amirahkassem)

Fashion darling and founder of Flour Shop kills it on a regular basis, whether it be via her awesome cakeballs, rainbow pasta, or glitter lollipops. Maybe that's why she's the go-to girl for all of Wu-Tang Clan, Katy Perry, and Dev Hynes' confectionary needs.

 

Johana Langi (@langijo)
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Must have been pretty awkward

Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner were guests on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, which must have been awkward for Turner's husband, Joe Jonas, seeing as he also happens to be Swift's ex. I wonder if his name came up?

The interview doesn't come out until Friday night, but promotional photos show the two sharing a couch. Swift is making an appearance to perform her new single, "ME!" while Turner is promoting her new film, X- Men: Dark Phoenix. But it seems necessary for the two to be asked about Jonas.

Swift was just on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, where she brought up the fact that she felt bad for putting Jonas "on blast" on DeGeneres' show back in 2008 by telling the audience that he broke up with her in a record-setting short phone call. But, according to Swift, she and Jonas are chill now, since it happened pretty long ago, which means she's probably already hung out with Turner and maybe even gossiped about him with her.

We can only hope that they get the chance to spill some tea on television.

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"That's! His! Auntie!"

Leslie Jones has rewatched the Game of Thrones finale with a beer in hand, Seth Meyers at her side, and a full camera crew ready to take in all her glorious reactions. Spoilers ahead, but, if you haven't watched last week's episode already, that's kind of on you at this point.

When Jon Snow started to make out with Daenerys, also known as his aunt, only to stab her through the chest moments later, it was emotional whiplash for everyone watching. And, Jones' reactions—both from her first and second viewing—sum it all perfectly.

"That's! His! Auntie! [gagging noises]," Jones says before making an aside about calling the police if her uncle ever tried to do the same. But then the knife goes in, and Jones screams. "Did you see that?!" Jones asks, "Yeah bitch, that's a knife in you." Meyers points out the funniest part of all: "Why are you so upset about someone kissing their aunt but totally fine with someone killing their aunt?" Jones replies, "Because that bitch needed to go," and, well, same.

Other highlights from the comedians' rewatch include comparing Dany's victory speech to a bad improv gig, predicting that their dogs would have less of a reaction to their deaths than Drogon did to his mother's, and more.

Watch all of Jones' reactions from this Late Night clip below.

Game of Jones: Leslie Jones and Seth Watch Game of Thrones' Series Finale youtu.be

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These lyrics are a lot

Robbie Tripp, aka Curvy Wife Guy, is back with a music video, titled "Chubby Sexy," starring his wife and a trio of models. In it, Tripp raps about his bold choice to find women with an average body size attractive.

The video begins with a series of statements laid over some pool water: "Curves are the new high fashion," "Chubby is the new sexy," "We Out Here." Tripp posits that these queens deserve an anthem, which they do. What they do not deserve is this Cursed Song. As he lists all the names he knows to call them by (thick, thicc, and BBW), one model (who I really, really hope was paid well) squirts some lotion down her cleavage, and Tripp begins dancing.

"My girl chubby sexy/ Call her bonita gordita," Tripp states in his chorus, before going on to compare "big booty meat" to the peach emoji. Another thing he mentions is that his wife can't find a belt that fits her waist, and that's why he calls her James and the Giant Peach. He then tries to dab. Here are some of the other Cursed highlights from his, uh, verses:

Got those Khaleesi curves/ Knows how to dragon slay
She like a dude that's woke/ We like a girl that's weighty
Some say a chubby girl that's risky/ But they ain't met a curvy girl that's frisky
Imma dunk that donk like I'm Andrew Wiggins.
Thick like an Amazon/ Built like Big Ben.

Tripp says one thing in the video that I couldn't agree more with: "She don't need a man." No, she does not. Please run. If you must, watch the entire video, below. Or send it to your nemesis!

Robbie Tripp - Chubby Sexy (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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See the promo here

It was bound to happen. The Kadashians and Jenners have committed themselves to letting the cameras roll on their lives, for better or for worse. So if you thought that the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal was off limits, you thought wrong. The trailer for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was just released, and it involves the famous family working through the fallout of what happened when Woods went to a party at Thompson's house.

The teaser includes the infamous clip of Khloé Kardashian screaming "LIAAAARRRRRR." It's still not explicitly clear who prompted that strong response. She could be responding to Thompson, who clearly isn't always honest. Or she could be reacting to Woods account of the events on Red Table Talk. But the most revealing moment comes when we see Kylie Jenner—who was Woods' best friend before all of this happened—react for the first time.

In a heart-to-heart conversation, momager Kris Jenner says, "For you and Jordyn, it's like a divorce." Kylie only offers this in response: "She fucked up." Based on Woods' version of events—which I'm inclined to believeThompson is the one who fucked up. Still, I'm hoping for some kind of reconciliation between the two longtime friends. Perhaps we'll have to wait until next season for that.

Check out the promo video below.

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We'll miss you

According to Business Insider, Topshop will close multiple Topshop and Topman locations in a step to avoid bankruptcy, including all 11 of its U.S. stores. In total, 23 stores will be shuttered globally.

This decision follows Topshop's recent filing for bankruptcy in the U.S., and a string of controversies surrounding the chairman of Topshop and Topman, Sir Philip Green. Last year, Green was investigated for sexual assaulting and racially abusing employees. Business Insider notes that though the brand thought it would fare much better in the States, it has not grown as quickly here as it expected. This is likely due to the successes of less expensive U.K.-based online retailers like ASOS.

Topshop stores first arrived here in 2009, and were met with crowds and excitement—for a time. The brand's dwindling success in the U.S. and declining revenue globally has been chalked up to a "challenging retail environment, changing consumer habits, and increased online competition," according to Ian Grabiner, the CEO of Topshop's parent company, Arcadia Group.

Arcadia Group is also submitting a restructuring plan for approval, which would involve negotiating lower rents for its shops and cutting pensions for employees in half. These proposals have not gone into effect yet. Grabiner said that the restructure and closings are a "tough but necessary decision for the business."

If you live in the U.S., you'll still be able to shop from the retailer online and at its wholesalers, such as Nordstrom—but it won't be the same as stepping into its stores.

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