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Things We Saw Today: Chewbacca Mask Mom Meets James Corden & J.J. Abrams

Candace Payne and her talking Chewbacca mask won the heart of the entire internet when the Facebook video of her cracking up went viral, picking up coverage through what felt like every single media outlet. Now, she can add “late night TV” to her list of outlets, because James Corden brought her on for a carpool segment along with J.J. Abrams. You can watch the 90 second laugh-fest yourself above! (via The Daily Dot)

  • Sam Claflin shared a bit about how Hunger Games has “the platform to do [prequels].” Would you be down for some Hunger Games prequels? (via CBR)

Apparently Vanilla Ice showed up to do a surprise performance at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows premiere. You’ll undoubtedly remember his iconic performance of “Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go” during TMNT 2. (via Nerdist)

  • Fans of the comiXology platform are about to get a ton more comics than they bargained for. They recently announced a brand new “comiXology Unlimited” service that offers “endless access” to comics from a variety of publishers. (via CBR)
  • New York’s Babeland, a chain of sex toy shops, has just made history by becoming the first adult retailer to unionize. Included in this agreement are protections against problematic customers as well as measures to allow trans employees to be recognized for who they are. (via Jezebel)

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (, and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters ( She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.