Your Afternoon Chat: Your Favorite Halloween Candy

This info has been making the rounds — including on our Twitter — and you may well have seen it, but I think it bears further discussion. Influenster polled Americans about our favorite Halloween candies, and the results were VERY INTERESTING.  I was relieved and gratified to see that my beloved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was the candy that got the most votes nationwide, per their article, but also very intrigued to see that California’s favorite candy was Lifesavers, because I cannot remember ever getting Lifesavers as a young Trick or Treater. On the other hand, I LOVE Lifesavers and now I want some, so that stat seems emotionally accurate.

You can see each state’s favorite candy on their handy (and very pretty) infographic here:

Influenster Halloween Candy Map

[To see a larger version of the map, click here.]

What is your favorite Halloween candy? Are you enraged by the results of this poll as it relates to your state? Who knew Hawaii was that into 100 Grand? As one of you pointed out on Twitter, Arizona must be doing very well financially if it’s handing out freaking Toblerone! Are that many of you REALLY eating candy corn?!? How — as someone else pointed out on Twitter — does one even give out candy corn to Trick or Treaters? IT’S A LOOSE CANDY. Do you just pour it over little children’s heads? EXPLAIN YOURSELVES.

[Infographic courtesy of Influenster]


Fugs and Fabs: The Good Girls Revolt Premiere

This show is based on Lynn Povich‘s book about the 1970 fight against Newsweek, of which she was part, protesting the magazine’s refusal to use female journalists. I’m very curious about it; it’s also an Amazon show, and I’m intrigued that it landed there and not on cable. Maybe AMC felt like it had already done a period piece that covered gender politics, but honestly, it’s not like that’s an expired issue. Regardless of platform, I’m looking forward to checking out out; Anna Camp is, historically, a delight when on my TV set.


Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the Italy State Dinner

Because when I think “President Obama invites the Italian prime minister to his final state dinner,” I immediately go, “Bring out the bike shorts and tulle.”

[Photos: Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: The American Pastoral Screening in NYC

I feel like this movie’s premiere season has been nearly as long as the current election cycle.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Fabs: Wacky Patterns at the Kenzo x H&M Event

The backdrop is the clothes’ worst enemy here. That is, when the clothes aren’t the clothes’ worst enemy.

[Photos: Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: Celebrities in Stripes

It’s your Semi-Regular Stripe Update. Spoiler: They’re still THE BEST. And Jennifer Garner’s Breton habit is worse than mine is. Which is saying something.

[If you missed the Summer Stripe Update, catch up here.]

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]