5 Lunchtime Links: Halle Berry joins social media

FILE - In this May 2, 2015 file photo, Halle Berry arrives at the 3rd Annual Kaleidoscope Ball on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Culver City, Calif. The Oscar winner’s Scandale Paris line of $7 panties and $18 bras went on sale at Target stores last year. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Halle Berry arrives at the 3rd Annual Kaleidoscope Ball on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Culver City, Calif. The Oscar winner’s Scandale Paris line of $7 panties and $18 bras went on sale at Target stores last year. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

1. Halle Berry or hallelujah?

Halle Berry made social media waves when she introduced herself to both Twitter and Instagram Tuesday with a very “natural” picture, Harper’s Bazaar reports. The topless photo taken from behind was simply captioned, “Hello everyone…” on Twitter, but Berry elaborated on her excitement for sharing her “world through images that reflect my emotions and perceptions” on Instagram where she shared the same picture. This might be one of the accounts you turn on push notifications for, guys.

2. Instagram introduces 60-second videos.

Instagram users will now have an extra 45 seconds when it comes to posting video to the photo-sharing app, 512 Tech’s Omar L. Gallaga reports. Instagram said the change was spurred by a jump in the number of users viewing and uploading video, which was previously capped at 15-second clips. Not all users will be able to post the longer videos immediately, but eventually the feature will be available to everyone. Instagram says this is just one of many small changes that will be made to the app this year to improve user experience, but a change that would alter the order in which pictures are displayed was met with widespread backlash from users.

3. Austin ranked No. 1 “worst city” for Chinese food.

According to a new survey by Estately that maps the restaurant preferences of different areas, Austin is the last place in the U.S. that you should go to eat Chinese food. Not necessarily because it’s bad, as the study is based off the number of different types of restaurants in a given area, but nonetheless discouraging for local fans of lo mein and cashew chicken. Unsurprisingly, the city ranked high in the food truck and Tex Mex categories, but outrageously Dallas ranked above Austin in Tex-Mex.

4. Watch Melissa McCarthy’s new Alamo Drafthouse “don’t talk” PSA.

Melissa McCarthy partnered with Alamo Drafthouse to remind moviegoers to keep it quiet for one of the theater’s infamous “don’t talk” PSAs, and there was quite a bit of muscle involved, the American-Statesman’s Eric Webb reports. In the PSA the “Bridesmaids” star takes a break from some heavy-lifting to ask viewers to treat the Drafthouse like the “holy temple to movies” that it is by ignoring texts, calls and partaking in unnecessary Facebook-ing. Of course there are a few colorful words thrown in; watch for yourself here.

5. Adele takes selfie with lookalike at concert.

Adele experienced many of her fans’ dream-come-true scenario when she essentially met herself at a recent concert in Birmingham, England Tuesday, People reports. During the middle of her concert the singer invited up a fan from the crowd who looked a lot like herself. Fan Emily Bamforth had a similar hairstyle and makeup to Adele, and wound up on stage alongside her to take a very important selfie.

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