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’ named Williamsburg, Brooklyn the third “hippest hipster neighborhood
” in America, you might imagine any true “archetype of ironic living
” would be over the trendy enclave by now. Too mainstream.
Alas, the quintessential urban flea market remains a hearth for the skinny-jeaned subculture, which is, in fact, rather protective of its streets. While they may think it’s “deck
” (read: “fresh” or “cool”) to ironically frequent Guy Fieri’s critically lampooned restaurant
in touristy Times Square, the idea that the TV chef would dare open an outpost in their precious homestead is downright “fin” (read: opposite of “deck”).
At least that’s what “Late Night Basemen
t” host Chris Rosetook learned when he asked Brooklynites to share their opinions on news of the planned opening. For the record, Fieri has no such actual plans—that we know of. (via UPROXX
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Despite his hard-hitting journalism, Rosetook is one of the few names not mentioned as a potential host of NBC’s “Today.” According to Deadline
, CNN’s Anderson Cooper is rumored to be the latest seat-filler to replace anchor Matt Lauer.
The game of who’s in and who’s out took a different turn Wednesday on “Today,” when the show’s weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe came out as a lesbian. Salon
reports that Wolfe and her partner, “NBC News” correspondent Stephanie Gosk, are expecting their first child and plan to wed.
Clearly, Wolfe and Gosk have the support of social media
, which includes a number of prominent brands. From alcohol labels Absolut and Smirnoff
, as well as TV shows like “True Blood
,” companies are throwing their support behind same-sex marriage on the week the Supreme Court heard two historic cases on the topic. One way they’re showing support: By turning their profile pics red on social media as part of an endeavor from Human Rights Campaign (HRC).