Welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday Five. From viral videos to inspiring stories – find out what’s trending below!
The Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated comedian, hosted a daytime talk show, wrote a dozen books, and was the go-to red carpet fashion critic. Parade Magazine celebrates Joan’s 81 years by remembering her funniest jokes and quotes. Read more here.
ModCloth Loves You Just The Way You Are
Popular online dress shop ModCloth has become the first company to sign an anti-photoshopping pledge. The Pledge asks advertisers to stop editing the “shape, size, proportion” of their images – and to be transparent if they do edit something. Given the backlash over photoshop these days, it’s rad to see ModCloth respond so proactively. Read more here.
Score One For Women In Tech
Obama taps Google executive Megan Smith to lead his technology team as our new Chief Technology Officer. Smith will “guide the Administration’s information-technology policy and initiatives.” Smith also works to bring more women into the engineering and technology fields, specifically through the WomenTechmakers program. She is the first woman to hold the role of the nation’s CTO (!!!). Read more here.
All The Funny Things
Jimmy Fallon is always on point with his content and this week is no different. Watch Jimmy do musical impressions with Adam Levine. Wait for Adam’s Michael Jackson impression of the Sesame Street theme song. It’s awesome. Watch here.
New iPhones And A Watch
Would you wear a computer on your wrist? The New York Times just announced that Apple will be launching two new iPhones with bigger screens and a wearable computer called the iWatch. Apple fans eagerly await the official announcement coming next week. Learn more here.
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PS: In case you missed it, these are the women to watch on TV this fall. See the star line-up here.