Trending: Matthew McConaughey’s fanny pack; Tom Hanks’ app; VMA gift bag; made in Italy cakes


Matthew McConaughey: infamous bongo drummer, Oscar winner, car pitchman (Lincoln) and now trendsetter? While being interviewed at Fenway Park last week during the Red Sox vs. Houston Astros game, a reporter noticed him wearing a kidney bag of yore. “I’m not afraid of the fanny pack,” the dad of three said. “You gotta kind of put it on the side to make it look a little not as nerdy, but still, practicality wins out. I got so much gear in here that I don’t want in my pockets.” Do we spot a trend? Ummm.


VIP presenters, nominees and performers from Sunday night’s VMAs wheeled home their celebrity swag in a stylish purple two-wheeled satchel from Lipault of Paris. Channel a star by getting one of these lightweight, foldable bags yourself at


Didn’t get your invite to George Clooney’s sure to be fabuloso wedding in Italy? Beam yourself over to the Boot by grabbing a slice of cake from Bauli , made in the romantic city of Verona. All products are made without preservatives, artificial colors/flavors, nor genetically modified ingredients. Oh, and they taste authentic, too.


Tom Hanks’ marriage may be shaky, but his free typewriter app for the iPad sure is doing well. Hanx Writer launched Thursday and has taken the App Store by storm. The Oscar winning actor’s brainchild should warm old-school journalists’ hearts, replicating the click-click of keys and the ding! when you hit the end of a line. Hanks revealed in a New York Times editorial last year that he eschews word processors for manual typewriters and, wait for it, snail mail.