Nicole Kidman Just Can’t Stop Wearing Animal Dresses

Remember when Nicole Kidman showed up to the SAG Awards with parrots on her shoulders and we couldn?t stop chirping about her high-risk, higher-reward look?

Well, it appears the ?Big Little Lies? star may have heard our praise. Or she just really, really loves animals. Either way, she wore yet another creature-adorned gown to the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday night.

The intricately beaded Alexander McQueen dress is decorated with leaves, flowers and ? if you can spot them ? a whole bunch of animals. We spy an owl, a squirrel, deer and various other little creatures we?re still trying to identify.

It?s a Where?s Waldo of nature, if you will! 

Kidman paired the wild look with a pair of stunning emerald earrings, and left her hands free enough of jewelry to clap normally this time around. 

Weird clapping be damned, this gown gets a standing ovation from us. 

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Here’s How Every Senate Democrat Plans To Vote On Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON ? When Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gets his Senate confirmation vote this week, he?ll need eight Democrats to vote with Republicans in order to reach the 60 votes he needs to clear a filibuster.

It?s not looking great for him.

There are 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats (including the two independents who caucus with them). Democrats are, by and large, vowing to filibuster Gorsuch and demanding that President Donald Trump put forward a more mainstream pick. But Republicans are signaling that if they can?t get the 60 votes they need, they?ll retaliate by changing the rules so it only takes 51 votes to advance a Supreme Court nominee ? a prospect that?s bumming out senators in both parties who love their institution and its rules.

If Republicans get the 60 votes they need to clear the filibuster, it only takes 51 votes to confirm Gorsuch after that.

Here?s where every Democrat stands on joining the filibuster against Gorsuch. We?ll update the list as more Democrats announce how they?ll vote. It takes 41 Democrats to block Gorsuch.


Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.)

Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.)

Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio)

Sen. Maria Cantwell (Wash.)

Sen. Tom Carper (Del.)

Sen. Bob Casey (Pa.)

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.)

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.)

Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.)

Sen. Al Franken (Minn.)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.)

Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.)

Sen. Maggie Hassan (N.H.)

Sen. Martin Heinrich (N.M.)

Sen. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii)

Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)

Sen. Ed Markey (Mass.)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.)

Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.)

Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.)

Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.)

Sen. Bill Nelson (Fla.)

Sen. Gary Peters (Mich.)

Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii)

Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.)

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.)

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)

Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.)

Sen. Tom Udall (N.M.)

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (Md.)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.)

Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.)


Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.)

Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.)


Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.)

Sen. Chris Coons (Del.)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.)

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine)

Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.)

Sen. Mark Warner (Va.)


Sen. Ben Cardin (Md.)

Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) 

*These senators have hinted that they?ll vote with Republicans to end the filibuster, but then vote against Gorsuch?s confirmation. But they?re still mostly ¯\_(?)_/¯.

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Carbon Monoxide Leak At Hotel Pool Leaves 1 Teen Dead, 12 People Hospitalized

A 13-year-old boy was killed and 12 people were hospitalized when a visit to a hotel?s indoor swimming pool led to carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said.

Several children had been swimming at the Quality Inn in Niles, Michigan, around 10 a.m. Saturday when a passing member of the hotel?s staff peered through a window and saw them lying unconscious on the deck, local fire officials said.

Six children between 12 and 14 years of age were rushed to local hospitals. One boy, since identified as Bryan Douglas Watts, died en route, local station WNDU reported.

Hotel staff members and police officers who responded to the emergency were also taken to area hospitals after being exposed to the toxic air.

According to WNDU, the CO levels were later determined to be 16 times the safe limit.

Niles Fire Department Capt. Don Wise said he suspects the pool?s heater is to blame. 

?Anything that has a natural gas heater has a potential of putting off carbon monoxide,? Wise told reporters at the scene. ?Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless. You?ll end up getting flu-like symptoms… Patients will get nauseous, maybe vomit.?

Wise added that it was pure chance the children were found when they were. He credited the hotel?s staff with opening the doors, which allowed fresh air to get in.

?Staff just happened to walk by the window and [see] the kids unresponsive on the deck, and then they reacted,? he said. ?But no one really knows when the last time somebody saw them actively moving around [was].?

One hotel guest described hearing the children playing before laughter turned to screams.

?At first I thought someone drowned, because when I came out of my room, there was a body lying on the floor in the hallway and then there was five of them lying by the pool,? the woman, who was not identified, told Reuters.

As authorities worked to remove and resuscitate the children, the hotel was evacuated as a precaution. Wise said the pool area did not have a carbon monoxide detector.

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This Is What Trump’s White House Correspondents Dinner Would Look Like

Donald Trump will be the first president in 36 years to be absent at the White House Correspondents Dinner ? an annual tradition where media figures, politicians and celebrities schmooze for a night.

And while he and his staff likely turned down their invitations because of the president?s deep hatred for the media and so-called ?fake news,? the folks over at ?The Late Show with Stephen Colbert? have figured how to get Trump to attend.

Invite the Russians.

What would that dinner look like? In Trump?s mind, it would probably include a Russian man like Boris Yacanovich riffing on journalists.

It would feature jokes like:

?A journalist criticized the administration. And he was shot dead in the street. In broad daylight.?

And other knee-slappers, including:

Another journalist expressed dissent. And he was dropped out of window. Kaboom.

Fingers crossed that the White House Correspondents Dinner never ends up looking like this.

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It’s Brinner Time! 12 Easy Breakfast-For-Dinner Recipes

Brinner, Brinner, Breakfast for Dinner! Breakfast is arguably the best meal of the day, but normally it?s too rushed to enjoy. That?s why I love breakfast for dinner ? from Blueberry Pancakes to Spinach & Cheese Strata, your happy taste buds will have no idea what time it is.

1. Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Calling all pancake lovers! These blueberry buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberry syrup are like an explosion of intense blueberry flavor. Don?t be tempted to skip the syrup ? it only takes a few minutes to make and is definitely the best part! GET THE RECIPE

2. Spinach & Gruyere Quiche

Of all the spinach quiches I?ve tried over the years, this classic French version is my favorite. The combination of heavy cream and Gruyère makes it insanely rich. There?s also a good bit of spinach, which balances out all that richness and makes it just a little bit healthier. GET THE RECIPE

3. Spicy Maple Candied Bacon

Start with thick-cut applewood smoked bacon and slather it with a maple syrup, brown sugar, and chipotle glaze halfway through cooking ? as the bacon cooks, the glaze sizzles and thickens into a shiny, candy-like coating. It?s addictive! GET THE RECIPE

4. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins

A comforting Amish breakfast casserole, baked oatmeal has a consistency similar to that of bread pudding. There are endless variations ? the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand ? but this version filled with tart apples and plump raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is especially good. GET THE RECIPE

5. Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of melted chocolate running through it, this banana bread is fun to make: you spoon the banana and chocolate batters into a loaf pan alternately, then swirl the two together with a knife. GET THE RECIPE

6. Leek & Parmesan Quiche

Made with leeks and a rich Parmesan-flavored custard, this quiche is an longtime favorite of mine. Serve a salad and baguette alongside and a French-inspired ?brinner? is done. GET THE RECIPE

7. Perfect French Toast

This is no ordinary French toast. Made with challah and a rich custard flavored with honey, vanilla and lots of cinnamon, it tastes just like bread pudding. GET THE RECIPE

8. Zucchini and Cheddar Frittata

Frittatas can be dry and firm but this one is delicate and creamy, almost like a crustless quiche. GET THE RECIPE

9. Overnight Drunken Caramel French Toast

Part booze, part French toast, part bread pudding ? how could you go wrong? Assemble it ahead of time, let it sit in the fridge overnight, then just pop in the oven when you?re ready to eat. GET THE RECIPE

10. Savory Sausage & Cheddar Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is usually sweet, but it can be made savory too. This version, brimming with sweet pork sausage and sharp cheddar, is deeply flavored with a golden crust and creamy interior. GET THE RECIPE

11. Banana Pancakes

Fluffy inside, crispy outside, and delicately flavored with bananas and vanilla ? these are phenomenal banana pancakes. The recipe, believe it or not, is adapted from a children?s cookbook, which only proves how easy they are to make. GET THE RECIPE

12. Spinach & Cheese Strata

With spinach, cheese, and cubes of bread baked in custard, this strata makes a comforting meal. You can do all of the preparation in advance ? at dinnertime, simply turn the oven on, place the strata in, and effortlessly wait for ?brinner? to emerge. GET THE RECIPE

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