The DuJour 5×5: Current Events Edition

by admin | February 24, 2014 12:17 pm

Each week for The DuJour 5×5, we ask five editors five questions on a different topic. This week’s installment covers pop culture news: Here’s what we thought abut Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show premiere, Shia LaBeouf’s latest antics and more.

 

Ivy Pascual
Research Editor
Instagram: @Ivy_Pascual

1. Facebook just acquired messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion[1]. What’s the first thing you would do with $19 billion? I would travel the globe according to BuzzFeed’s list of “Surreal Places to Visit Before You Die,”[2] but skip a ride on the swing in Ecuador.

2. My favorite celebrity cameo on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show premiere[3] was Sarah Jessica Parker, but it would have been even better if Enrigque Iglesias showed up too.

3. James Franco penned an op-ed in the New York Times [4]about Shia LaBeouf’s latest antics. Describe the Transformers star in three words. Troubled, clever, sincere.

4. Would you eat a piece of this cake[5]I’d have to pass on this one!

5. The best or worst thing about the Sochi Olympics: With Olympic snowboard terms like the “YOLO Flip” the Men’s halfpipe[6] was the most fun to watch. The jumps and tricks were insane.

 

Stephanie Jones
Art Director
Twitter and Instagram: @MeAndMissJones

1. Facebook just acquired messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion[1]. What’s the first thing you would do with $19 billion? Buy SnapChat.

2. My favorite celebrity cameo on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show premiere[3] was Giuliani, but it would have been even better if Letterman showed up too.

3. James Franco penned an op-ed in the New York Times [4]about Shia LaBeouf’s latest antics. Describe the Transformers star in three words. One word: Oxymoron.

4. Would you eat a piece of this cake[5]Note to self: While underground, avoid panhandlers, mariachis, harmonizers, pole dancers and CAKE.

5. The best or worst thing about the Sochi Olympics: The new American Freestyle boy band[7].

 

Adam Rathe
Articles Editor
Twitter & Instagram: @AdamRathe

1. Facebook just acquired messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion[1]. What’s the first thing you would do with $19 billion? The first thing I’d do would likely be something impulsive and reckless—new houses for everyone, Oprah-style!

2. My favorite celebrity cameo on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show premiere[3] was Mariah Carey, but it would have been even better if RuPaul showed up too.

3. James Franco penned an op-ed in the New York Times [4]about Shia LaBeouf’s latest antics. Describe the Transformers star in three words. Never ever dull.

4. Would you eat a piece of this cake[5]Probably not, but who can say for sure.

5. The best or worst thing about the Sochi Olympics: My favorite thing about the Sochi Olympics is that it has sparked a worldwide discussion about Russia’s awful approach to human rights. Also I love watching the skiing.

 

Natalia de Ory
Associate Editor
Instagram: @NataliadeOry

1. Facebook just acquired messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion[1]. What’s the first thing you would do with $19 billion? I’d probably buy a house or a car (or both!), but realistically I’d probably have a nervous breakdown.

2. My favorite celebrity cameo on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show premiere[3] was Stephen Colbert, but it would have been even better if Justin Timberlake showed up too.

3. James Franco penned an op-ed in the New York Times [4]about Shia LaBeouf’s latest antics. Describe the Transformers star in three words. CR-A-ZY.

4. Would you eat a piece of this cake[5]Probably not—the words subway and food shouldn’t go together.

5. The best or worst thing about the Sochi Olympics: I still can’t get over this[8].

 

Krista Soriano
Web Editor
Instagram: @kristaaa

1. Facebook just acquired messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion[1]. What’s the first thing you would do with $19 billion? Travel all over the world and make my friends quit their jobs to come with me.

2. My favorite celebrity cameo on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show premiere[3] was Mariah Carey, but it would have been even better if an Olsen showed up too.

3. James Franco penned an op-ed in the New York Times [4]about Shia LaBeouf’s latest antics. Describe the Transformers star in three words. Mortifying old crush.

4. Would you eat a piece of this cake[5]? I usually ignore things like that.

5. The best or worst thing about the Sochi Olympics: I didn’t watch the Olympics, but I thought this SNL Weekend Update guest[9] was pretty great. (Seriously though, anyone who can do this stuff[10] is just amazing.)

 

MORE DUJOUR 5×5:

The Tech Nerd Edition[11]
The Fashion Week Edition[12]
The Super Bowl Edition[13]

Endnotes:
  1. messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion: http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/19/technology/social/facebook-whatsapp/
  2. “Surreal Places to Visit Before You Die,”: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/surreal-places-to-visit-before-you-die
  3. Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show premiere: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN4kHmhz90U
  4. op-ed in the New York Times : http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/james-franco-on-shia-labeoufs-recent-antics.html
  5. this cake: http://www.grubstreet.com/2014/02/woman-frosts-cakes-on-subway.html
  6. Men’s halfpipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80TzkBxLrvA
  7. American Freestyle boy band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tilufyBvx5A
  8. this: https://twitter.com/StacyStClair/status/430550673977913344
  9. this SNL Weekend Update guest: http://www.hulu.com/watch/588257#i1,p20,d1
  10. this stuff: http://www.businessinsider.com/beautiful-olympics-photos-2014-2#zhongqing-liu-of-china-competes-in-freestyle-skiing-19
  11. The Tech Nerd Edition: http://dujour.com/article/dujour-5x5-editors-favorite-apps-gadgets
  12. The Fashion Week Edition: http://dujour.com/article/dujour-5x5-fashion-week-edition
  13. The Super Bowl Edition: http://dujour.com/article/dujour-editors-on-super-bowl-2014

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