The ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Trend Is Taking The Nation By Storm From High Schools To Pro Football Teams

We can’t keep up with all these Twitter challenges. It seems like there’s a new one blowing up the internet every day! The latest in this craze of crazes is the Mannequin Challenge, in which a group of people freeze entirely while the cameraman takes a video walking around and among them in an eerie way. It sounds simple but it comes out looking really cool… if you can pull it off.

We detected a bit of movement in the very first video, posted by some kids from Edward H. White High School in Jacksonville, Florida, but it was only for a second. Since that video, kids seem to have it down, sometimes getting what seems like their entire school to nail it together!

However, we think the most impressive videos are the ones with sports teams, because not only are they frozen in place while playing a game (as opposed to the fake fights that seem to be over-popular with the teenage crowd), but they’re using their muscle tone to pose in some really interesting ways.

The Buffalo Bills even got in on the trend, choosing for their venue an airplane that they must’ve completely taken over. Props to them for fitting in social media challenges to their busy schedule! Check out the other trending Mannequin Challenge champs and let us know who you think did it best!

Reese Witherspoon Launches A Multimedia Brand For Women

With the news today being, well, as truly unbelievable as it is, the world could use more happy, positive, humorous and uplifting stories, and Reese Witherspoon couldn’t agree more. Witherspoon recently announced that her production company Pacific Standard will become part of a new company she is co-founding called Hello Sunshine.

Hello Sunshine aims to be a “cross-platform brand and consumer-facing content company dedicated to telling female-driven stories,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Planning to launch in 2017, the new site (Hello-Sunshine.com) will create, curate, and bring you the most powerful content to uplift women worldwide.

Witherspoon’s production company, which produced Gone Girl and Wild, which starred Witherspoon herself, has been dedicated to creating films that tell women’s stories. Hello Sunshine, according to Witherspoon, will only help further her passion to do just that.

“My lifelong passion has been to tell women’s stories with authenticity and humor. This partnership will allow me to reach a greater audience that is eager for more female driven content,” said Witherspoon about the new venture.

The company will be chaired by other like-minded individuals, like Kerry Tucker who used to serve as Executive Vice President of Victoria’s Secret, and also used to be head of marketing for all aspects of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia – both serious girl power brands in their own unique ways.

Hello Sunshine is on its way. See you soon! ☀️

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Witherspoon is both excited and hopeful for the future of women and Hello Sunshine.

“Hello Sunshine is deeply committed to creating content that will reach women where they spend time, whether it is at a movie theater, at home or on their mobile device,” said Witherspoon. “Women are looking for entertainment that speaks to them about what they value. Hello Sunshine will make content that entertains, educates and brings women together.”

Kristen Wiig’s Surprise Lady Is Bursting With Excitement In Hilarious ‘SNL’ Skit

Saturday Night Live has been a television landmark for over 40 years, featuring many comedians over the years who have launched their celebrity careers thanks to the show. Throughout the 40 years SNL has been on the air, they’ve managed to recruit and cast some of the best and brightest comedians for literal generations. This is exactly why past cast members make some of the best hosts.

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When Kristen Wiig came back to host the sketch comedy show this past weekend, she did not disappoint. From the hilarious trailers leading up to the show, to the sketches themselves, Wiig took us back to the SNL days of 2005-2012, when she was a cast member.

One of the best parts of having past cast members come back to host their old stomping grounds is getting one last chance to see them reprise some of their most loved characters that they used to play. When Wiig came back to play Sue the Surprise Lady, fans were delighted.

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Sue the Surprise Lady features Wiig in a iconic colorblock sweater, and a TON of over excitement. When Sue learns her family is surprising her sister with the return of their deployed brother, she can’t contain herself!

Selena Gomez Finally Breaks Her Silence At AMAs With Powerful Speech

With celebrities’ faces plastered everywhere around us, it’s sometimes hard to remember that they are people too. So many clamor for fame and fortune, but when they get the fame and fortune they wish for, it’s a lot harder to deal with than they thought. That’s why Selena Gomez is serving as a shining example of maturity and grace in the face of personal crisis while balancing her fame.

The 24 year old singer recently made a raw and honest address to her fans and colleagues at this years 44th annual American Music Awards. Gomez has been in the spotlight acting and singing since childhood as a Disney actor, and has had to learn embarrassing life lessons in the public eye.

However, when her fame started conflicting with her health and mental well-being, she knew she had to take a step back. After being diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disorder, at the end of an extremely busy and successful year, she decided to take a step back and check herself into a rehab facility to focus on her mental health.

When she took the stage at the AMAs after winning the award for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, she opened up to fans to say thank you. Gomez also offered some clarity about her decision to step back and urged everyone to take care of themselves.

“I think it’s safe to say that most of you know a lot of my life, whether I like it or not—and I had to stop. ’Cause I had everything, and I was . . . absolutely broken inside. And I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together, to where I let myself down. I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram, I want to see what’s in here,” Gomez said, pointing to her chest.

Laurie Hernandez Tears Up During Her Performance On DWTS In Wake Of Her Grandmother’s Passing

We all know that sixteen year old Laurie Hernandez can handle a lot. She took the Rio Olympics in stride this year, and she’s starring on this season of Dancing With the Stars, where she quickly became a fan favorite. This week DWTS fans discovered just how poised and adult this pint-sized performer could be. When they recorded the video package for this week’s episode, Laurie voiced concerns that she had not been able to spend a lot of time at home, especially since her grandmother was sick. She teared up as she discussed going home to see her soon.

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However, the unthinkable happened the day after it was taped. Unfortunately, Laurie’s grandmother passed away, just one day before competition day. Proving that she is literally the most professional sixteen year old we know, Laurie chose to go on with her performance. The audience, after being shown the tape she filmed, was informed of her grandmother’s death just moments before she took the stage.

Laurie and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy nailed a foxtrot, despite the fact that more than once, Laurie can be seen wiping away tears. She said the performance ended up being cathartic. She said, “Instead of having to say anything I was able to dance my way through it. It was kind of like a way for me to let it go.” The pair were given a perfect score, and perhaps one of the best compliments ever given out on Dancing With the Stars. Host Tom Bergeron told her, “That was the most amazing display of courage I’ve seen in 23 seasons.” We couldn’t agree more.