5 Things You Need to Know Right Now
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By Rebecca Shapiro
1. This is how you steal the show. Academy Award-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe's speech on confidence is your morning must-read. The actress spoke at Thursday's Gloria Awards and Gala, hosted by the Ms. Foundation for Women. Sidibe said she grew up wondering why the kids in her class didn't like her. She said, "I was fat, yes. I had darker skin and weird hair, yes. But the truth is, this isn't a story about bullying, or color, or weight. They hated me because...I was an asshole!" Read on. [Vulture.com]
2. This is how you steal the show, part II. Comedy Central show runner Amy Schumer also gave a deeply personal speech last week at the same gala about how she "became [her] own fairy godmother" after a horrific sexual encounter. The speech is filled with crushing circumstances, hilarious asides, and a serious dose of empowerment. [Vulture.com]
3. Michelle Obama stunned in Marchesa over the weekend. FLOTUS attended the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner in a gold off-the-shoulder gown. We can't wait to see what she wears to the Met Gala tonight! [Washington Post]
4. Target's CEO has resigned. Following the major data breach that left millions of customers vulnerable, Target's CEO Gregg Steinhafel stepped down after saying he held himself "personally accountable." [Forbes.com]