Hillary Clinton surprised us all by introducing Katy Perry at a UNICEF gala

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Throughout Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaign, Katy Perry was there rallying for her. Now, Clinton is returning the favor. 

At the UNICEF Snowflake gala at Cipriani Wall Street last night, Clinton made an impromptu appearance to introduce Perry, who was being honored with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.

“I have seen Katy’s commitment to the causes she believes in firsthand,” Clinton said in her speech. “I’ve gotten to spend time with her and I know how deeply she cares about making our world a better place. She is serious about understanding the complex problems we face and pulling people together to solve them. We need champions like Katy now more than ever: her passion, her energy and, yes, her voice, louder than a lion.” Read more…

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‘Hamilton’ and other notable pop culture references in Netflix’s ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival

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This post contains spoilers about Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

LOS ANGELES — It’s been nine years since Gilmore Girls’ seventh and final season came to an end — but that doesn’t mean the Gilmore girls haven’t kept up with their pop culture references.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Netflix’s revival from creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and husband Dan Palladino, is chock-full of modern call outs from the fast-talking mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory.   

Here are some — but not all — of Mashable’s favorite references in the four-part series. 

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In part one of the series — titled “Winter” — Lorelai catches Rory up on what she’s missed in Stars Hollow. she mentions how the town might lose its phone booth.  Read more…

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