5 Lunchtime Links: Kate Winslet keeps her Oscar in the bathroom and more

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ORG XMIT: CAGP203 Kate Winslet arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

1. Kate Winslet keeps her Oscar in the bathroom.

ORG XMIT: CAGP203 Kate Winslet arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Kate Winslet arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Everyone’s a winner in Kate Winslet’s bathroom (you too Leonardo DiCaprio). Or at least that’s the feeling the actress hopes to achieve by keeping her prized, little gold man in what some would consider the least deserving room in the house. “The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad’—and you can always tell when someone has, because they’re in there a little bit longer after they flushed,” Winslet said during a recent interview, Time reported.

2. Black Simon & Garfunkel covers The Weeknd with real Garfunkel.

The Roots’ “Captain” Kirk Douglas and Questlove together form Black Simon & Garfunkel. Add one more Garfunkel (the real one) and you’ve got last night’s performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The duo ended a spot on cover of The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” as they always do with the outro to Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer.” Previous renditions by the pair include LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” and Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”

3. Three new Bill Cosby accusers speak out, including former Mrs. America.

With his deposition looming and his honorary degree from Brown rescinded, comedian Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by three more women, bringing the total to more than 50 women, Time reported. Of the three new accusers, Colleen Hughes, Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer and Eden Tirl, two said the incident happened when they were on set filming with Cosby, one while filming “The Cosby Show.”

4. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” stamp to go on sale.

‘Tis not quite yet the season, but can’t we start a little early for a “Peanuts” themed stamp? The TV special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” remains a traditional holiday favorite in many homes. To commemorate its debut 50 years ago, the U.S. Postal Service is releasing a stamp collection depicting scenes from the special. Pre-orders are now available… you blockhead.

5. How will ACL affect the streets this year?

Chances are you know what tomorrow is — chances are you’re dreading what it means for your commute. Nothing quite signifies an ACL weekend like traffic with no origin nor end. Listed are a few of the major street changes you should look out for this year:

  • Barton Springs road will be open for local access only from Lamar to Sterzing. All non-local traffic will be directed out of the area from Sterzing, to Toomey and Toomey to Lamar.
  • There is NO ACCESS further west to Robert E. Lee as in previous years. The festival will be providing a free shuttle for festival attendees.

A complete list of street closures and bus route changes can be found, here.


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