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The Night Belongs To Hattie McDaniel

The first African-American actress to win an Academy Award (for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind) is, alas, no longer with us — but if she were, today would be her 116th birthday. Raise a glass — or perhaps some kind of spiked popsicle, since it's so damn hot — in her honor tonight.

And now it's time to rock out. Have a great weekend, everyone!


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I am working my way through all seven seasons of Buffy for the first time on the recommendation of a friend (ok, I am on season six, so I moved out of recommendation land and into doing it because I love it ages ago), and I don't think I have ever had the hots for an actor in a role the way I do for James Marsters as Spike. Like, straight-up bad girl dirty thoughts as soon as he shows some skin or throws a smoldering, angsty glance. This is all especially odd because I am way not into vampires, bad boys, or usually even blondes! All of my crushes on much more deserving characters of literature and film are fading in the face of my unadulterated Spike-lust. Granted, I am like what, a decade behind?