5 Lunchtime Links: Golden Globes confuse America Ferrera with Gina Rodriguez

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America Ferrera appears during the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards nominations at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
America Ferrera appears during the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards nominations at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

America Ferrera appears during the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards nominations at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

1. Golden Globes confuse America Ferrera with Gina Rodriguez.

While they are both Latina actresses, Gina Rodriguez and America Ferrera remain very different people. Unfortunately, the Golden Globes overlooked this distinction when they accidentally confused the two in a tweet this morning during the nomination announcement ceremony. When Ferrera took the stage the official Golden Globe Twitter tweeted, “@HereIsGina is kicking off the @goldenglobes nominations announcements.” The tweet was quickly deleted after users pointed out the mistake.

2. Madonna plays surprise show in Paris.

Madonna played a surprise show in Paris’ Republique plaza to honor the 130 victims of the Nov. 13 shooting attack. The pop superstar announced the show on Twitter telling fans, “Meet me there now.” Included in the songs she sang was John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which has served as a sort of anthem since the attacks. The Republique’s iconic statue has transformed into a memorial for the victims, covered in flowers and candles.

3. Whole Foods hires noted New York chef.

Whole Foods has swept up UT graduate and former Driskill Hotel chef Tien Ho to serve as its global vice president of culinary and hospitality. The new position will help extend the retailer’s food innovation, and is another step in the company’s revamp, after a recent threat from other grocery store’s organic food offerings.

4. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard host holiday special.

Did you know Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard hosted a one-hour Christmas special called “Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays”? Neither did we, but if features performances by John Legend, Mary J. Blige and a Kim and Kanye skit (padded butt and all).

5. Carly Rae Jepsen to play ACL Live in February.

Despite her viral introduction to the pop music scene, Carly Rae Jepsen has managed to stay relevant with her second album “E·MO·TION.” The singer will bring her catchy songs to ACL Live on Feb. 20. Tickets for the show are on sale starting today.


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