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Mean Girls (2004) (l to r) Lacey Chabert, Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried

You Can't Sit With Us! 9 Things We Learned From The 'Mean Girls' Reunion

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We all have a little bit of mean girl in us, which is why the movie is revered a teen cult classic. This past April was the 10-year anniversary of Mean Girls and in true high school fashion, the cast met up for a much needed reunion. Something we all have been waiting for.

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Entertainment Weekly gave us a heaping dose of nostalgia as the original plastics, Regina George (Rachel McAdams), Karen (Amanda Seyfried), Gretchen Weiner (Lacey Chabert), Cady with a C (Lindsay Lohan), and Ms. Norbury (Tina Fey) rejoiced once more. Their reunion was a big reveal of secrets we weren't privy too but would be excited to learn about like who beefed with who and who doesn't remember their iconic lines that we all can repeat at the drop of a dime.

Flip the page to check out the 10 things we learned from the Mean Girls after their reunion with EW.

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Reciting the Classic Lines

You would think the ladies behind the iconic lines from he movie would be able to repeat them at any given notice, but they can't. Rachel McAdams told the magazine, she couldn't think of one quote when asked to write them down for fan. "I couldn’t think of any of them! It’s been 10 years! So I said, 'Well, what are your favorites?' So she literally fed me all these lines, like 'Is butter a carb?'"

She's not the only one with missing word blunders, Lohan couldn't remember the importance of October third when fans asked her, " someone said, 'It’s October 3rd!' I was like, 'What? I don’t understand!' I didn’t know what they meant. Then I realized it!" 

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The Battle to Play Regina George

Lindsay Lohan almost had the role of Regina George. Tina Fey wanted to cast her but director Mark Waters and executive producer, Lorne Michaels, felt other was, "Mark and Lorne had the good sense to say, “No, she gets to turn into Regina.”

Lindsay was also gunning for the role. "I wanted to play Regina. I had just played—in Confessions and Freaky—not the cool girl in school. I was still 17 years old and I wanted to be the cool girl on set. So I had a war with him, and he goes, “No, Cady is the heroine, and that’s who you are.”

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Rachel McAdams Wanted to Play Cady with a C

Rachel McAdams actually wanted to play the part that Lindsay Lohan received. "Originally, I auditioned for Cady. Mark [Waters] said, 'I see Cady a little bit younger, but I think it makes sense if Regina kind of grew up a little too fast.'"

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Glenn Cocoo Really Does Exist

Tina Fey admits that guy Glenn Cocoo ("you go, Glenn Cocoo") exist in really life, "I tried to use real names in writing because it’s just easier. My older brother’s good friend is Glenn Cocco. He’s a film editor in Los Angeles."


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Dog Biting Amy Poehler's Nipple

The hilarious scene where Amy Poehler's—she played Regina George's mother—chihuahua bites her nipple was created by an actual wiener in her bra. Rachel McAdams remembers the scene, "They, like, pinned a piece of a cocktail wiener into her bra—She’s trying to do her lines and being so professional, and this dog is chomping on her fake boob. I’ll never forget that."

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Recent High School Graduate on Set

Amanda Seyfried recently graduated when she landed the role in the iconic film. "I had just graduated high school! It was terrifying. I don’t know what I would have done without Lacey Chabert. She was my angel. She took me in, and we’d hang out in her trailer and listen to Dido."

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To Sequel or Not to Sequel, That is the Question

Like many classic that you want to see continued, Tina Fey wasn't focused on making a sequel, "At the time we did want to start the conversation about the sequel, and for whatever reason I was like, 'No!!! We shouldn’t do that!'" However now she regrets having that attitude towards it in the beginning, "Now I look back and I'm like, 'Why?' But now, no -- it’s too late now."

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The Tale of the Pink Uggs

Because every Wednesday they wear pink both Fey and Lohan remember the quest for Lohan to get pink uggs. "I remember 17-year-old Lindsay was on a mission to find pink Uggs. That was, like, what she was working on," Tina said and Lindsay agreed, "I had been online trying to get pink Uggs because I had a pink pleated skirt in the scene where I fall into the garbage can. I was like, 'I need pink Uggs!' I mean, I was rhinestoning my phone at the time with Swarovski crystals. [Laughs] So it was somewhat Method."

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The Plastics in the Future

The cast predicted where their characters would be in the future, Lohan said, "Cady’s with Oprah in Africa working at children’s schools with a family, teaching girls to be nice to each other." Seyfried says, "Karen would manage or own a store that sells really cool dog attire, like Swarovski dog collars and Halloween costumes for animals."

Chabert says "Gretchen is probably running the Toaster Strudel empire—she and Jason worked it out," and McAdams predicts, "Regina is a Real Housewife."

 

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Kush & Splendor: 5 CBD Beauty Products That’ll Take Your Self-Care Routine From 0 To 100

Lotions, creams, and salves—oh my! With cannabidiol (CBD) popping up in just about every product you can imagine, the cannabis-infused beauty industry is clearly on the come-up. In fact, analysts predict that the “wellness” movement—as well as the legalization of Mary Jane across the world—will help rake in $25 billion globally in the next 10 years, according to Business Insider. That’s 15 percent of the $167 billion skincare market.

And what better way to up the ante on one’s wellness routine than with all-natural CBD? Just ask Dr. Lana Butner, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist at NYC’s Modrn Sanctuary, who incorporates CBD in her treatments.

“CBD is a fantastic addition to acupuncture sessions for both its relaxation and anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects,” Butner shares with Vixen. “The calming effects of CBD allows for patients to deeply relax into the treatment and really tap into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and muscle repair/regeneration.”

She adds that CBD’s pain-relieving effects are “far-reaching,” from muscular and joint pains to migraines and arthritis—and even IBS and indigestion.

The magic lies in CBD’s ability to impact endocannabinoid receptor activity in our bodies. Without getting too wordy, our bodies come equipped with a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the HBIC over our sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD teams up with this system to help reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters. According to Healthline, CBD has also been scientifically shown to impact the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating our mood and social behavior.

All that said, it’s important to note that not all CBD products are created equal. Many brands cashing in on the green beauty wave use hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, in place of CBD... which doesn’t make them any less great! Hemp seed oil is actually high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids—all of which are thebomb.com for your skin.

“It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, told Well and Good last month. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.”

However, when companies start marketing CBD and hemp oil as one-in-the-same, that’s when things get a bit tricky.

“The biggest issue is that hemp seed oil and CBD are two totally different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant, have different makeups, and different benefits,” Lewis added. “Marketing them as the same thing just isn’t accurate and does a disservice to consumers who are expecting certain benefits that they won’t get from hemp seed oil and who are often paying more for what they think is CBD.”

So if you’re looking to benefit from the perks specifically attributed to CBD, make sure you’re reading labels before buying, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Hell, ask for a product’s test results, while you’re at it. It never hurts to be sure.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, are you ready to see what all the hype is about? For this 4/20, we rounded up a few CBD (and hemp!)-infused products to help give your self-care routine a bit of a boost. Looks like your holiday just got that much kushier. You’re welcome!

Note: Data and regulations surrounding CBD and its use are still in development. That said, please don’t take anything written in this post as medical or legal advice, and definitely double check the laws in your state. Also, please do your body a favor and hit up your doctor before trying any new supplements. We’re just tryna look out for you. Okay? Okay. Read on.

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Vivica A. Fox Explains Past Hesitance Behind 'Two Can Play That Game' Script

In a new interview with Essence, actress Vivica A. Fox discussed how she initially turned down her role in Two Can Play That Game based on the script. The established entertainer said it's her mission to ensure that black people are positively portrayed onscreen, and noticed the aforementioned film's prose didn't live up to those standards.

"I think the reason why—no I know the reason why—I've been doing this for such a long time is that I fight," Fox said. "When we did Two Can Play That Game, I fought for the way we talked, walked, the way we loved each other." The Set It Off actress continued to state that she consistently declined Two Can Play That Game before signing on to play the lead role. "Because the script, when I first got it, I turned it down three times because it just wasn't a good representation of African-Americans, so I fought them on everything," she noted. "I want to make sure that the images of African-Americans are as positive and as true as they can possibly be."

In 2001, the romantic comedy debuted to fanfare, boasting an all-star cast of Morris Chestnut, Mo'Nique, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Gabrielle Union, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and more. Directed by Mark Brown (Barbershop, Iverson, How To Be A Player), Fox plays a career driven person named Shante Smith who navigates a curveball when her boyfriend Keith Fenton (Chestnut) cheats on her with a co-worker.

After its release, Two Can Play That Game raked in over $22 million at the box office.

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Actress Gabrielle Union attends the Being Mary Jane premiere, screening, and party on January 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
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BET To Unveil Edible Billboard For 'Being Mary Jane' Wedding Finale

As Being Mary Jane comes to an end, BET is willing to offer fans a taste of what's to come in the series finale.

The network has enlisted the help of Ayesha Curry, celebrity cook and cookbook author, to create an edible billboard that also doubles as a wedding cake. The sweet treat will commemorate Mary Jane's (played by Gabrielle Union) nuptials in the two-hour series finale.

On April 20 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal in New York, fans will be presented with the edible billboard. At the intersection of Ashland Place and Hanson Place, the closer Being Mary Jane enthusiasts get to the billboard the quicker they'll notice that the four-tiered wedding cake is created from individual boxes, each containing a slice of Curry's prized wedding cake.

All fans have to do is pull a box from the billboard, snap a picture for the 'Gram, take a bite and enjoy. Although lovers of the show won't be able to celebrate with Mary Jane herself, biting into a slice of her wedding cake, for free, is the next best thing.

Don't forget to tune into the series finale of Being Mary Jane on Tues. (April 23) at 8/7 c.

Also, check out what's to come on the series of Being Mary Jane below.

Save the date! 👰🏾It'll be worth the wait. Join us for the series finale of #BeingMaryJane TUES APR 23 8/7c only on @BET! pic.twitter.com/jEwkbC71OW

— #BeingMaryJane (@beingmaryjane) March 29, 2019

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