5 Lunchtime Links: Meet your Texas ‘Real Housewives’

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1. Meet your Texas Real Housewives.

The cast of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” hit the ground running during introductions that “prove the drama is bigger in Texas,” or only as “big as their hair,” or “bigger hats, bigger attitude” — any combination, really, of “drama” and “big.” So who do we have representing us on the “Real Houswives” front? One nurse’s assistant, one ex-model, a former Miss USA Pageant competitor, a token “girl next door” and, of course, a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. This combination is sure to yield big drama.

2. Play “Would You Rather?” with Beyonce tickets and insane amounts of fast food.

How much are you really willing to give up to see Queen Bey get in formation live? Front row tickets running for around $1,500 and more reasonable options still costing about $500 have fans scrambling to scrape together funds and jokingly considering things like dropping out of college and selling organs. Wondering what you could get with the money you’re considering spending on that ticket? Play our torturous game of “Would You Rather?” that’ll have you considering just how many P. Terry’s burgers you’re willing to not eat for this concert.

3. Austin’s Jared Padalecki to return to “Gilmore Girls.”

If occasionally spotting Austinite Jared Padalecki around town wasn’t enough, Netflix has revealed that the actor will return to his role playing Dean in the “Gilmore Girls” revival. Padalecki currently also stars in “Supernatural.” Unfortunately, Dean won’t be the only one of Rory Gilmore’s lovers to return to the Stars Hollow — both Milo Ventimiglia (aka Jess) and Matt Czuchry (aka Logan) have also signed on for the revival.

4. Kanye West, Taylor Swift faceoff again.

The lyric that got the biggest stir following the release of Kanye West’s new album “The Life of Pablo” refers to Taylor Swift. Essentially, in some words and an expletive, West says that he is responsible for Swift’s fame. West was criticized for the lyric, which was called misogynistic by many, on Twitter and elsewhere. The rapper has since come back and said that Swift had full knowledge of the lyric and she approved it beforehand. Her publicist denies this saying, “She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric.”

5. SXSW adds 147 more bands to lineup.

As in previous weeks, South by Southwest released a new group of bands that festival goers can expect to see come this March, Friday morning. Of the 147 bands added today there are a few big names like beach-pop sensation Børns and indie-folk the Head and the Heart, and plenty of lesser-knowns to round out the release including, dream pop artist Empress Of and the Ugly Beats.


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