Weekend Rewind: Silverman SNL & Pumpkin Spice OD

WEEKEND REWIND is LadyClever’s round-up of important events and stories happening around the country over the weekend. Catch up on what you might have missed while you were sleeping in. Because a clever lady always stays informed, even when she’s relaxing. We’ve got this first weekend of October covered from A to Z. 

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Miracle Worker: This week’s Saturday Night Live host Sarah Silverman helped the current cast in flux find their voice for a moment, if only by lending them hers. In loving tribute to her friend and fellow comedy pioneer Joan Rivers, for example,  Silverman gave a spot-on impression of the divisive darling, roughly roasting fellow departed celebs including Richard Pryor played by Jay Pharoah, Maroon 5 lead singer and worst choice for Sexiest Man Alive ever, Adam Levine, done up as a caricature of Freddie Mercury, and an uncontrolably giddy Ben Franklin done by Bobby Moynihan. “Joan razzes everyone at the table without breaking a sweat,” Rolling Stone applauded. “Steve,” she says to Kyle Mooney’s turtlenecked Jobs, “I hope ya forced to buy a newer, better casket every six months so you can see how we feel, amirite?? Oh! Oh!” Go to Rolling Stone to check out their top three picks from Silverman’s appearance but be sure to DVR the second run of the episode and catch it in its entirety.

The ABC’s of OPP: There’s a one-letter difference between “sexiest” and “sexist,” and College Humor took often-sleazy R&B songwriting to task to spell out “sex positivity” for the masses.  Jezebel shared the site’s hilariously smart slow-jam over the weekend, “College Humor brings us ‘Sexually Enlightened R&B Song,’ a silly ode to liberation and equality in the bedroom. With lyrics like ‘Sex is a conversation, not a lecture,’ and ‘Damn, you really do it like a pro, but your experience don’t make you a ho,’ this is definitely the ally’s anthem.”

Orange You Glad: Put down that freakin’ pumpkin spice latte. Dermatologist Whitney Bowe is putting the kibosh on our obsession with the savory squash:  “If you eat things like pumpkin, carrots, peppers, squash, it can actually lead to very high levels of something called beta carotene in the blood,” Bowe explains. “You can actually develop orange- or yellow-hued skin.” The first sign that you might have too much beta carotene in your system is to look at your hands and feet, Huffington Post warned.

Another Victory for Equality: Lastly, our most sincere congratulations are in order this morning, as The Supreme Court turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions, The Associated Press reported. The ruling would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Cheers to our LGBT friends and family.


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