It’s been a big week. Our hearts broke all over again for London, then healed themselves with Manchester. George and Amal Clooney became parents. The voice of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit passed away.
And while all that was happening, we’ve been busy with this lot. Here are all the things we’ve been doing, loving and reading this week.
Want to be in the next Fantastic Beasts film?
If you’ve ever felt bitter resentment that you weren’t the right age when there were casting scouts sent all over the country to find the actress that would play Harry, Ron and Hermione, we have some good news! Warner Brothers is holding an open casting call for five teenages to play the roles of young Gellert Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore, Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange and someone called Sebastian (which frankly seems like far too normal a name for JK) in the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts series.
The film will go back in time (again) and focus on the history of Dumbey and Grindey’s feud. If you fancy your chances as the next Emma Watson, visit the Pottermore website for more info.
— Pottermore (@pottermore) June 6, 2017
No one named their baby Trout this year and apparently we should be surprised
When Amal and George Clooney welcomed their twins Ella and Alexander into the world this week, everyone let out a collective sigh of relief, turned to the person next to them and whispered, “Are weird baby names… over?”
Probably not. But a list has been released of the baby names that no one in the US used last year and tbh, we can see why. Mainly, because they’re NOT NAMES. Options such as Diablo (which sounds like a board game), Lucasta (which sounds like a character from GOT), North (which sounds like some a Kardashian would name their bab- oh, wait).
Here, a curated selection of baby names no one used in 2016 https://t.co/BeBhwULEeh
— The Cut (@TheCut) June 8, 2017
We need to talk honestly about periods. Period.
Jazmin Sawyers, a long jumper and Olympic finalist, has had to pull out of a competition because of her period pain. She took to Twitter to explain what happened, writing: “If you don’t have periods, or don’t have them this bad, it’s hard to imagine why I can’t just suck it up and compete, but when you’re in so much pain you can’t walk more than a few steps, and your legs buckle under your own weight, there’s no chance you can jump.”
She added that no one talks enough about periods in sport and how they affect a woman’s performance. Thank you Jaz, for helping break down taboos – and wherever you are, we hope there’s a hot water bottle and some chocolate handy.
I sadly had to pull out of the competition here in Boston yesterday – I'm fine, and will be jumping in Oslo next week, but give this a read pic.twitter.com/go810aSM0V
— Jazmin Sawyers (@JazminSawyers) June 5, 2017
Dance like no one is watching
It’s been a long week, but this clip of a policeman dancing with teenage girls during Justin Bieber’s performance at the One Love Manchester Concert has got us through. When talking to The Telegraph the policeman, Paul Taylor, a 50-year-old father of two, said he didn’t know he was being filmed but added: “I wouldn’t describe myself as the best dancer in the world but I was more than happy to oblige.” Awww.
— Dan Addy (@BantamDan_) June 4, 2017
And finally, presenting the most perfect photo of all time
I have nothing else to say about this. Enjoy.
*cries in harry styles with glasses* pic.twitter.com/OEDvFhEvRK
— Thea ✨ (@Lou_gasm) June 7, 2017