5 Lunchtime Links: Winslet reveals ‘Titanic’ truth

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actors Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_014 (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Turner)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actors Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_014 (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Turner)

Actors Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_014 (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Turner)

1. Kate Winslet reveals crucial information about “Titanic” ending.

During her appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday Kate Winslet revealed what we always knew to be true about the ending of “Titanic”: There was room on that raft. After Kimmel commented on people’s excitement over the mini Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunion at the Screen Actors Guild awards, he said, “Even though, in a way, you let him freeze to death in the water.” Winslet responded, “I think he could have fitted on that bit of board.” While it’s comforting to hear Winslet admit to what we’ve all thought for years, it’s sad to think Jack could be alive right now had she just scooted over.

2. Willie Nelson meets the Muppets.

Willie Nelson found friendship in felt when he met the cast of “The Muppets” and posted a picture with the whole puppet game on Instagram Sunday. The photo is captioned “Willie jammed with The Electric Mayhem Band yesterday!” but it isn’t the country singer’s first Muppet collaboration. Nelson previously recorded and released a cover of Kermit the Frog’s “Rainbow Connection.” While neither the Muppets nor Wilson released details about the reason for the meeting, it’s assumed it is most likely for a guest appearance on the gang’s ABC show.

3. Easy Tiger makes list of best beer bars in America.

Bakery and beer garden Easy Tiger has been recognized for something other than its pretzels. The East Sixth Street bar was included on USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Top 20 Beer Bars in America, and is now in the running to make it to the top 10. Readers are now being asked to vote which 10 of the 20 bars deserve to make it to the top. Easy Tiger is currently ranked at No. 9. You can vote for the bar, which USA Today called “a great place for fine beer and conversation,” here.

4. Lady Gaga to perform David Bowie tribute at Grammys.

The Grammys announced today that Lady Gaga will play a special tribute to the late David Bowie during the award show in Las Vegas Feb. 15. While little was revealed about what the show will consist of, it was called a “multisensory tribute.” Nile Rodgers, who worked on Bowie’s 1983 hit “Let’s Dance,” will be the musical director for the tribute.

5. Have you guys seen Thong Guy?

Fitness writer Pam LeBlanc is on a mission. She managed to snap a picture of Austin’s “Thong Guy” clad, as usual, in only a thong, out for a December ride. But what she desperately wants is a chance to speak with him, and maybe get some background on his elusive persona and even more elusive attire. She’s on the hunt and any help readers can offer will be appreciated. Have you seen Thong Guy recently? Let her know by either emailing pleblanc@statesman.com or calling 512-445-3994.


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