Kathy Griffin Says She Wasn’t Welcome At The Women’s March This Year

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Self-appointed mayor of Zero Fucksville, Kathy Griffin, appears to still be in crisis ever since that pic of her holding a bloody Trump mask backfired on her. Kathy has since taken back her apology for the pic, but claims to still be experiencing fallout. Yesterday, Kathy tweeted that she wasn’t welcome to hang with Team Pussy Grabs Back at the Women’s March.

In the tweet, Kathy included part of the infamous pic as well as a shot of TV journalist Soledad O’Brien’s Tweet of Disgust with Kathy’s stunt.

Kathy didn’t go into any detail as to why her pink pussy hat remains on the coat rack, but she’s still supporting the cause. The ginger provocateur alleges that she was under investigation (and eventually cleared) by the Secret Service for two months after #KathyWantsTrumpsHead. She also claims that she’s still on the no-fly list, and detained at the airport every time she wants to get on a plane.

Kathy’s been very strident about how she’s NOT sorry about the pic since it went down. Being pulled aside at the airport is super-annoying and would inspire me to declare “I’m not sorry. I take the apology back 1,000 percent” as well.

Especially if you’re overly self-conscious. Back in the post 9/11 day, a TSA agent pulled me out of line and made me unbutton my jeans (?) and sort of curl the top down to verify that I wasn’t concealing plastique in my belly button or something. And I felt sort of violated because it was in front of everyone. Because who wants to show off their muffin top for a large crowd of people? WHY WAS I BEING BODY-SHAMED FOR NATIONAL SECURITY? Part of me still thinks it was a gag to remedy a boring day for that particular TSA fascist.

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Who Is Troye Sivan? 4 Things to Know About the Talented Artist

Troye Sivan is taking the music industry by storm. At only 22 years old, the singer has over 10 million combined followers on social media, a diehard fanbase amongst millennials, and some pretty jaw-dropping pipes. And that's not all! Shortly after releasing his single "My, My, My!" earlier this month, Troye made his debut on Saturday Night Live as the show's musical guest over the weekend. If his show-stopping performance was your first introduction to the singer, don't worry - here are a few facts to know about the talented musician.

  1. He gained popularity on YouTube before finding musical success. He's got 4.4M subscribers on his channel, which features everything from vlogs to collaborative challenges with other popular YouTubers.
  2. He was born in South Africa, but he's lived with his parents in Australia since he was a toddler.
  3. He's openly gay and uses his various platforms to raise awareness about LGBT issues.
  4. He acts on the side and played a young Hugh Jackman in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He is also set to appear in the coming-of-age film, Boy Erased, alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe later this year.

Ewan McGregor Officially Files For Divorce From His Wife of 22 Years

Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from his wife, production designer Eve Mavrakis, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. The former couple reportedly called it quits in May 2017 after 22 years of marriage. A source close to the family confirmed the news to People in October. The 46-year-old actor is currently dating his Fargo costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead who split from her husband, Riley Stearns, in May as well.

According to TMZ, Ewan is asking for joint custody of their four daughters, Clara, Jamyan, Esther, and Anouk, but Eve has filed a response asking for sole custody of the girls with visitation. Ewan and Eve met on the set of the TV show Kavanagh QC and wed in France in 1995. Most recently, Ewan thanked both Eve and Mary in his acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globes.

The Exciting, Inspiring Reason Why All of This Year’s SAG Award Presenters Are Women

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On the heels of a monumental night at the Golden Globes, where women banded together by wearing black and putting sexual harassment and equal pay at the forefront, the Screen Actors Guild Awards is following suit by making some major (and historic) changes to this year's show. In addition to introducing a host for the first time ever (Kristen Bell will be the inaugural emcee), the list of presenters features only women.

The impressive roster - which includes Halle Berry, Patricia Arquette, Olivia Munn, Niecy Nash, Lupita Nyong'o, and Emma Stone - is a calculated move on the part of SAG-AFTRA; Kathy Connell, an executive producer of show, explained the reasoning behind the bold choice to The Hollywood Reporter in December, calling it "a unifying salute to women who have been very brave in speaking up" about sexual misconduct in recent months. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris expanded on that statement when she spoke to THR ahead of the ceremony and gave even more background on the plan, which she revealed has actually been in the works for more than a year.

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"We work so hard on creating economic and creative equity," she said. "We're celebrating all of our actors but are really looking to highlight and celebrate the women and the great work they're doing." She went on with more inspiring reasons for the all female presenter list: "It is clear that the time is now for all of us to come together and really move forward and create this cultural shift we're looking for. That's the real truth, and the awards can be a platform [for that] or not. The time is now - you feel the energy behind it and people are ready. I would like to see us create from that energy."

While actresses won't be expected to wear black like they did at the Golden Globes, Carteris noted that SAG-AFTRA has been "actively collaborating with various human rights organizations and initiatives," as well as the Time's Up initiative. "These are our members, and they're looking to create a meaningful future for all of us," she told THR, adding, "I'm interested in true systemic change, and if we're really going to make a shift, we have to deal with it on not just an industry level but an international and global level."

Janis Joplin’s Drug-Related Death Isn’t as Cut-and-Dry as You Think

Janis Joplin was one of the most gifted and talented singer-songwriters of the 1960s. With a powerhouse voice and understated, no-frills look, Janis commanded every crowd she was in front of, from her early days as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company to her breakthrough solo career; hits like "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)," "Maybe," and "Piece of My Heart" skyrocketed her to fame and landed her a spot in the lineup at Woodstock in August 1969 - but just a year later, Janis's intense flame would burn out.

Janis was a habitual drug user and heavy drinker throughout her career; it was widely known that she took methamphetamine and occasionally used heroin along with other psychoactive drugs. While she did have bouts of sobriety, her addiction ultimately ended her life. After Janis failed to show up for a recording session in LA on Oct. 4, 1970, her road manager, John Cooke, drove to the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood, where she was staying, and saw her distinctively painted Porsche in the parking lot. He entered Janis's room and found her lying dead on the floor next to the bed. Her official cause of death was a heroin overdose, "possibly compounded by alcohol" (Janis's drink of choice was Southern Comfort). Though Janis was heavily into heroin at that point, those close to her believed that she was given a dose that was more potent than normal that accidentally killed her, especially since several of her dealer's other customers overdosed that same week.

Her death hit the music community hard; rock legend Jimi Hendrix had died just 16 days earlier, and they both happened to be 27 years old when they passed. The last song Janis ever recorded was "Mercedes Benz," which would go on to be included on her posthumous album Pearl in 1971. It became the biggest-selling album of her career and also featured her biggest hit single, "Me and Bobby McGee."

The Special Reason Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Likely Named Their Daughter Chicago

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West became parents of three when they welcomed their daughter via surrogate on Jan. 15, and on Friday, Kim finally revealed her adorable name: Chicago West! To make matters even cuter, her nickname is Chi (pronounced SHY). Little Chicago now joins 4-year-old North and 2-year-old Saint, and if her name seems a little random to you, it's actually not. Kanye's hometown is Chicago, so that's likely how the pair decided on her name.

This also isn't the first time the rapper has professed his love for Chicago. Not only does Kanye always make it a point to give the city a shout-out in his music, but he also wrote his song "Homecoming" as a tribute to his hometown. We can't wait for Kim and Kanye to give us a peek at their newest addition!

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Jill Duggar Shares Heartbreaking Story About Derick Dillard

For a long, long time now, Derick Dillard has been pretty darn unlikable, right?

Really, just so extremely awful.

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He keeps insisting on asking Duggar fans for money, despite the extremely negative reaction he gets every single time he does it.

Several people are convinced that he's been cheating on Jill, and that things are so bad that they're even headed for divorce.

And let's not even get started on all the horrific comments he's made about Jazz Jennings, a transgender girl who also has a show on the TLC network.

Well, we say "also," but we can't forget that Derick's antics got him fired from Counting On, so it looks like Jazz is the only one of the two with a show these days.

There's just been so many bad stories about Derick lately, you know?

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But now it's time for a genuinely upsetting one.

If you've kept up with this family over the years, then there's a chance you already know that Derick's father passed away several years ago.

He doesn't talk about it all that often, but of course the subject does come up from time to time.

Wednesday was the tenth anniversary of his father's death, so it seemed like a pretty appropriate time to pay tribute to him.

Over on Instagram, Jill shared several old pictures of Derick's father, and for the caption, she wrote "10 years ago tonight, my hubby lost his amazing dad."

Derick Dillard with Dad

"Derick had just started his second semester at Oklahoma State University when his mom and brother showed up at his dorm room the morning of the 18th to tell him his dad had passed away suddenly during the night."

"We miss you terribly 'dad' and look forward to seeing you one day in heaven!" she continued.

"You never know when a day may be your last or someone else's last day on earth. Don't wait to give your heart and life to Jesus & make sure to share his hope with others!"

Most of Jill's followers left kind comments, and many pointed out the strong resemblance between Derick as a child and adorable little Israel.

But, as always, some people took issue with her post.

Jill Dillard and Derick

"So you can't even do a memorial for your father in law without shoving religion down everyone's throat!" one person wrote.

"Your parents sure brainwashed you well. Are you doing the same to your kids? Or letting them decide on faith/believing for themselves?"

Another of Jill's followers commented with "Too bad Derick has been a sh-tty person these last cpl months maken headlines about jazz. maybe he should keep his mouth shut about others. doesnt the bible say something about not judgeing others?"

Which is a good, though poorly worded, point ... but, you know, not the time.

When Derick himself shared Jill's touching tribute, someone actually responded with "Wonder what his dad would think about his grandchildren...knowingly...being exposed to the possibility of being sexually abused...or that his own son prefers to prey upon the gullible rather than make an honest living."

Again, solid question, but come on, people.

Derick is pretty much the worst, but this still must have been a heartbreaking loss for him.

He has our condolences during what must be a rough time of year for him.

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Geek Chic: ThinkGeek’s Faith Sweater is Perfect for the Heroes in Your Life

Recently ThinkGeek released an exclusive clothing line in conjunction with Valiant Comics, celebrating all things Faith! The line has three sweaters, so I knew I had to get one. I decided on the Valiant Harbinger Unisex Sweater.

What’s nice about this is that it’s not overtly nerdy. You could get away with it on casual Fridays or nights out. The stitching is tight, the material is heavy, and the colors work extremely well together.

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Huge thanks to Joanna Campbell from 100.7 The Bay for hanging out and bringing this sweater to life! She was even kind enough to give her thoughts on the sweater, in the video below.

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‘Sister Wives’ Star Janelle Brown Shares Wild Week With Fans

Sister Wives Janelle Brown Shares Wild Week Birthdays Anniversary

Janelle Brown, who has been losing weight after dumping drive-thru windows for dieting, shared her wild week with fans on social media.

On Saturday, Janelle posted an Instagram split screen photo of her husband Kody with a birthday cake and two of the Brown children arranging a party table cloth.

Janelle, 48, revealed in a caption, “So there is this one week in January ….Birthday for Kody, Anniversary for Kody and I, Birthday for Meri and Birthday for Dayton. It’s a fun and crazy week but it sure makes a bright spot in a drab month.”

Kody’s birthday was Wednesday, Jan. 17 — and Janelle’s former sister wife Meri, who is divorced from him, celebrated her birthday the day before, on Jan. 16, turning 47.

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What Janelle, one of three wives of Kody, 49, didn’t mention, however, was the temptation she likely faced with the birthday cakes and other tempting food to mark the milestones!

As Radar has reported, Janelle has been has been trying to lose weight for a long time.

For a blog post on Jan. 9, Janelle told fans she suffers from “the F*#k its,” which is “when all your food addictions and bad habits speak to you the loudest.”

“While I think that is a very harsh and vulgar word, there is no better way to describe this place I can get into some days with my fight to eat clean and keep pursuing my wellness goals,” Janelle confided after New Year’s Day.

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She added, “While I have not learned of any secret weapon to fight against these feelings, maybe awareness is the first step.”

Previously, Janelle said in a TLC video, “I’ve been making some big changes in my life — trying to get myself healthier and my kids healthier — and part of that is what I’ve been fixing for dinner and that I’ve been fixing dinner.”

Janelle revealed she was avoiding processed foods, pastries, and pasta.

The reality TV wife has been “married” to Kody for 24 years — although only his first marriage, to Meri, was legal, and also his fourth marriage, to Robyn. Kody divorced Meri in 2014 to wed Robyn legally. The family also includes a third “wife,” Christine.

As Radar reported, wife #2 Janelle was once married to Kody’s first wife Meri’s brother!

Janelle has continued with the Kody clan’s bizarre living arrangements for years and has always been the largest- looking sister wife.

She’s trying to avoid high-calorie food, but as any dieter knows, special occasions can be the hardest test!

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Shazam: Release Date, Cast, and More Details

The DCEU Shazam movie is taking shape with an impressive cast. Here's everything we know.

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The long-gestating Shazam movie will finally begin shooting in January or February 2018. David Sandberg, who most recently filmed Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, will direct Shazam. Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke penned the script. Peter Safran, who worked with Sandberg on the Annabelle sequel, will produce. 

Shazam is the story of Billy Batson, a young orphan boy chosen by an ancient wizard to embody the powers of mythological gods and heroes when he speaks one magic word. Saying "Shazam" grants Billy the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. He doesn't just gain super powers, he turns into an adult version of himself, complete with snappy superhero costume.

And the ancient wizard who bestows these powers on Billy? He'll be played by Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us). The Wrap first reported the news. We have more info on the movie below...

Shazam Movie Release Date

While this seemingly had been announced ages ago, Warner Bros. has once again confirmed that everything is on schedule and Shazam will open on April 5, 2019. The full DC superhero movie calendar can be found here. 

Shazam Movie Cast

Zachary Levi, already a geek icon in his own right, has landed the role of Shazam, the grown, powers-imbued manifestation of child Billy Batson.

Levi made a name for himself as the star of NBC's wish-fulfillment spy dramedy series Chuck, which ran from 2007 to 2012. After that came to a conclusion, he boosted his geek cred with numerous voice roles in animated features, later ending up on NBC's short-lived people-with-powers franchise revival Heroes Reborn. He also banked his share of film roles, notably picking up the role of companion Fandral in 2013's Thor: The Dark World and the recent Thor: Ragnarok.

Asher Angel has been cast in the Shazam movie for the crucial role of Billy Batson. The role is essentially a co-starring one, since Billy is the child alter-ego of Zachary Levi’s titular titan. In the comic book lore, young Billy Batson was granted the magical ability to transform into an imposing, fully-grown superhero, summoning a cocktail of Greek-mythological powers, by saying the magic phrase, “Shazam” (an acronym for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury).

Mark Strong will play the villainous Dr. Thaddeus Sivana in the film. This would be Strong's second turn as a DC villain, having played Sinestro in the ill-fated Green Lantern movie in 2011.

Grace Fulton (Annabelle: Creation) will play "one of Billy Batson's friends," but she's almost certainly playing Billy's long lost sister, Mary, who has a superheroic future of her own as Mary Marvel.

Jack Dylan Grazer will play Freddy Freeman. Comic fans may recognize Freddy as not only Billy's best friend, but the kid who eventually becomes a superhero himself.

Ian Chen (Fresh Off The Boat) and Jovan Armand (Bella and the Bulldogs) will play Eugene and Pedro respectively. Eugene and Pedro were both created by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank for their retelling of the Shazam origin story in 2012, and this would seem to indicate that we're getting a version of the character that hews a little closer to that.

Cooper Andrews has joined the project in an undisclosed role. As Jerry, a loyalist to the Kingdom on The Walking Dead, Andrews knows his way around a comic book adaptations with fierce fan followings. Will let you know who Andrews is playing as soon as its announced. 

Scarlett Johansson Dragged James Franco At The Women’s March

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Vanity Fair reports that Scarlett Johansson wants to snatch back James Franco’s #TimesUp lapel pin due to his perceived hypocrisy when it comes women and sexual harassment. Look, she’s only worked with Woody Allen twice and it was before 2014 so you can stop sending her loan applications for that glass house, you catty kitties! Or not, she DID sort of refer to bad touching the underaged as a lifestyle. Yikes.

Black Widow popped up at the second annual Women’s March: L.A. Edition yesterday and pointedly shaded Franco in her speech to the masses. Franco has recently been accused of sexual harassment and coercion by multiple women. This made his sporting a Time’s Up pin during his Golden Globe acceptance speech slightly problematic. He also physically prevented gorgeously-tressed The Room’s genius Tommy Wiseau from speaking his truth for which he should be equally castigated.

ScarJo didn’t mention him by name but was clearly referencing him. One of her reps later confirmed it.

Though she didn’t name him directly during her speech in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, a rep for Johansson later confirmed to the L.A. Times that the actress was indeed referring directly to Franco when she said: “How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” Pausing for effect, she then asked Franco for her pin back.

Speaking of problematic, if you were looking for a definition of the word, please see Scarjo’s response to being asked about Dylan Farrow calling her out in an open letter about Woody Allen in 2014.

“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.”

Uh, and there was this…

“I’m unaware that there’s been a backlash. I think he’ll continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I’m sure the other people involved have their own experience with it. It’s not like this is somebody that’s been prosecuted and found guilty of something, and you can then go, ‘I don’t support this lifestyle or whatever.’ I mean, it’s all guesswork. I don’t know anything about it. It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other. “

ScarJo did mention there’s a “rage” inside of her yesterday when it comes to abuses of power and issues of consent. But “I don’t support this lifestyle or whatever” sort of betrays that whole rage deal. Maybe she’s changed her mind since, who knows. We won’t know until ScarJo goes through her Google Alerts and finds the pieces about this. You can watch ScarJo’s speech below, and fast-forward to 1:25 for James Franco-skewing.

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Jinger Duggar Due Date: REVEALED!

Jeremy Vuolo has gone ahead and spilled the baby beans.

In updating the biography on his church's website, the pastor and reality star summarized his journey of faith and family, adding a new paragraph at the bottom about his relationship with Jinger Duggar.

And it's a rather revealing paragraph, for one reason in particular.

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The unexpected addition reads as follows:

Jeremy and his wife Jinger were married in November 2016 and now reside together in Laredo, Texas, on the border of the United States and Mexico, as Jeremy continues to serve as the pastor of Grace Community Church.

They are expecting their first child in July of 2018.

We added the italics and the bold for emphasis because this is the first we've heard of just when Jinger is expected to give birth.

We first heard about the child itself back on January 3 when Jinger and Jeremy shared the very simple, very informative and very sweet photo below.

It gets right to the point, doesn't it?

Jinger Duggar Is Pregnant!

The couple has only been married for about 18 months, but it only takes one instance of unprotected sex to create a baby.

(Keep that mind, all you kids out there.)

And, as we all know of course, members of the Duggar family waste no time at all when it comes to procreating.

Once that ring is on the woman's finger, a certain body part (the penis) gets inserted into another certain body part (the vagina) as often as it takes to create life.

In response to their big news, famous loved ones sent their best wishes to Jinger and Jeremy, starting with Derick Dillard.

"Congratulations Jinger and Jeremy on expecting your first child!" wrote the controversial star two weeks ago, adding:

"We are so excited for y’all and know you’ll make excellent parents! Israel and Sam are getting at least 43% more cousins in 2018 and they be excited like WOOO!!!"

Jinger Duggar Pregnancy Announcement

Ben Seewald later chimed in as follows:

"3 weddings in less than a year's time, with @jeremy_vuolo & @jingervuolo, @austinandjoyforsyth, Joe & Kendra! 3 new babies (all boys) born in 2017, Henry, Samuel & Mason! And now...

"3 new babies due in 2018! Boys or girls, what are your guesses?"

Indeed, Joy-Anna is also pregnant, with fans wondering whether she will give birth birth or whether Jinger will become a mother first.

We have no way of knowing, of course.

Joy-Anna has not yet come out with her due date.

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Which of these women do YOU think will give birth first?

Leave a comment below with your opinion.

And also with anything else you feel a need to say about this family.

They sure to elicit a range of emotions, don't they?

Turpin Family Case Takes Twist As Cadaver Dogs Search For More Victims

Turpin Family Case Twist Cadaver Dogs Search More Victims

Police want to bring in cadaver dogs to search the Turpin house to look for possible remains of more children.

The gruesome new twist in the house of horrors case comes as DNA testing may be called for to confirm the Turpin children are all related.

The 13 kids are continuing to recover in hospital while adapting to normal life.

Both David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, have pled not guilty to multiple counts of torture, child abuse, dependent adult abuse plus false imprisonment.

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As the investigation grows Riverside County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives want to see if there were other children who might not have survived.

While there are also reports that detectives may want to order DNA testing on the 13 Turpin siblings, seven adults and six children to confirm that they are related.

Since arresting the Turpins earlier this week, authorities said they have learned the children were confined to the house, chained to furniture, starved and often deprived the use of a toilet. Some of the children were so detached they didn’t understand the concept of a police officer or medicine.

Cadaver dogs could be brought in to search the premises for other siblings of the 13 Turpin children.

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As the probe continues the 13 siblings are facing up to learning about how society works after they were hidden away for so long.

Some of the children were so detached from normal society that they did not understand the concept of a police officer or medicine.

The couple’s lawyer stated that hey seemed like a ‘normal couple’ before their arrest.

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Once in a while, we like to explore women from all walks of life—bikini girls, ladies in lingerie or at times, pin-up girls.

There’s only one good thing that came out the World War and that’s the existence of pin up girls who made the soldiers’ lives a tad bit bearable. Well thankfully, these poster-ready women have landed all hot and sexy in the modern times and we just can’t help but be swept away.

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Is Chrissy Teigen Having a Boy or Girl? Her Answer Might Surprise You

Chrissy Teigen is doing things differently with her second pregnancy. The outspoken wife of John Legend and proud mom of 1-year-old Luna Stephens recently sat down with E! News to discuss her Lip Sync Battle series and shared that while she does know the sex of her baby, she's not going to reveal it anytime soon. "We had them on ice," Chrissy joked. "So we know. We knew when we put it in, but John was like, 'Make sure you don't say it. Let's have one thing for us,' and of course I'm probably going to end up saying it, but I'm just going to do this favor to him for as long as I can."

When it comes to baby names, Chrissy said she will be in charge of choosing a moniker this time around. "John picked Luna, so I decided I get to pick this one. I don't know what to do. Take it to Twitter." The 32-year-old model also admitted that she's worried about sharing name ideas with her friends and family.

"Names are tough. What I learned was, never share your ideas," she explained. "If you have a name idea, somebody is going to be like 'No, I knew a person by that name in high school, and they were gross.' That always happens." Back in December, Chrissy jokingly tweeted that she was going to name the baby Blaze Legend. Guess we'll just have to wait and see when the new bundle of joy arrives.

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If you don't already know Chadwick Boseman's name (where have you been?), the actor is making a huge impression on Hollywood. Although Chadwick's upcoming role as the lead in Black Panther is getting him massive attention, the 41-year-old actor has been around Hollywood for a while now. In fact, he is a man of many talents, and acting is just his latest and greatest. The actor has been in a lot of big films throughout his career, some of which you probably know, and yet he still manages to fly under the radar . . . sort of.

To get to know your soon-to-be-favorite superhero, keep reading - and prepare to be impressed.

  1. He is very well educated. Chadwick is a Southern gentleman with a lot of schooling to back up his smarts. He was born in Anderson, SC, and graduated from Howard University in Washington DC. He then studied at Oxford University to strengthen his knowledge of acting and all that comes with it.
  2. Acting wasn't his first passion. The South Carolina native might be known for his acting career, but when he first graduated from college, he wanted to be a writer and director, with the possibility of acting on the side. "I remember my first agent telling me - because they found me as an actor, but I was probably more interested in writing and maybe directing - they were like, 'Well, you can't do both things.' And I was like, 'I'm gonna show you,'" he told GQ about his career trajectory.
  3. He has portrayed icons. Chadwick's big breakout role was as the one and only Jackie Robinson in 42 back in 2013. He then played James Brown in Get On Up in 2014, and in 2017 he took on the famous attorney Thurgood Marshall in Marshall. To say he has a way of bringing icons to life is an understatement.
  4. TV was where it all began for Chadwick. Despite the fact that he's made a name for himself with his film roles, the 41-year-old actor had his first-ever acting gig on the TV series All My Children in 2003 (on one episode). He was then seen on an episode of Third Watch and Law & Order before playing Nathaniel Ray on Lincoln Heights from 2008 to 2009 and Graham McNair on Persons Unknown in 2010.
  5. Basketball is his game. Even though he has portrayed a major baseball player, Chadwick himself was always a basketball player. Growing up, he was on Anderson's 16-and-under AAU basketball team.
  6. He'll stay in the spotlight for years to come. Chadwick is now part of Marvel's superhero lineup with the upcoming Black Panther film (which hits theaters on Feb. 16). By playing T'Challa, aka the Black Panther, he is the first African-American actor to have a standalone superhero film from the company. To make it an even bigger deal, Chadwick has been signed to a five-movie Marvel deal (one of which he's already been in - Captain America: Civil War), so there is a lot more Black Panther coming your way.

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Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Release Date, Trailer, Story, and More News

A new Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 trailer is here and it is a gory treat with '80s pop, family Kodak moments, and decapitations!

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Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 is almost here, knuckleheads! Hail to the King on that one! In just a little over a month, we can expect another season of wise-crackin' Deadite-slayin' insanity from Ashley J. Williams and pals. 

Things are gonna be a little different this time around though. The action is still centered around Elk Grove, but now there's a high school involved, and... Ash has a daughter. And it's not who you think it might be!

Here's everything you need to know about the new season...

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Trailer

Here is the most recent Ash vs Evil Dead Seaosn 3 trailer, which features Ash getting to know his daughter and slashing prices as a small business owner while slashing the occassional Deadite in two, too.

And in case you mised the first bit of grooviness, here is the Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 trailer we were able to enjoy at New York Comic Con this past past October. 

This whole thing about Ash having a daughter? Well, guess what! Now this guy is giving out parenting advice. Can you believe it?

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Release Date

Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 will return on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9PM ET/PT. It's a delay, to be sure, but one we're glad to wait for.

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Review

We've seen the first episode of the new season!

I get the feeling that even if Ash vs Evil Dead remains a cult TV show, that it wouldn’t have it any other way. One thing I do know, is that based on this episode, season three is looking pretty groovy so far.

Read the full (spoiler free) review here.

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Story

Check out the season 3 synopsis:

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs Evil Dead!

Check out the first images from the season here...

Bruce Campbell also since teased to EW that season 3 will take an epic turn for Ash.

“I can’t say much because we’re going to try and do some crazy shit,” Campbell said. “But we’re probably going to crack more into Ash’s big picture story. He is foretold in an ancient book. He’s not just some guy in a crappy trailer home. There is a myth to Ash, there is a story, and so we want to explore a little more of that Joseph Campbell, big picture story. Why him? Why that guy? Why is he chosen to save the world?”

A bigger story about a Campbellian hero who was foretold is something that Sam Raimi has talked to us about in the past as Ash's future. It is also hinted at in Army of Darkness.  Perhaps it makes sense as the first two seasons were focused on the gory delights of the earlier films that now we'll enter more of "Chosen One" Ash. Good luck with that.

However, this will be happening without Craig DiGregorio continuing his tenure as showrunner on the series, leaving following a rather acrimonious break due to the Ash vs Evil Dead season 2 finale fallout.

Despite Craig DiGregorio steering the first two seasons of Deadite madness to mostly good cheer for the Evil Dead fans, the showrunner is bowing out of season 3. In his place, producer Mark Verheiden, who also produced Battlestar Galactica and Netflix's Daredevil, will be taking over. However, unlike most  creative splits, DiGregorio has been rather frank about why he left the series, and who he fought with to the point of fracture: long-time producer of the Evil Dead films and TV series, Rob Tapert. Indeed, DiGregorio candidly opened up to The A.V. Club in December about why he dislikes the season 2 finale; while praising Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, he suggests Tapert wanted a more serious "horror" themed show while DiGregorio fought for comedy, which ultimately led to what he called a "power play" that gutted the season 2 finale for the ousted showrunner.

"He’s a great person and producer," DiGregorio said. "But creatively, we just didn’t have the same taste at all. So, that’s what led to my decision. He owns part of the property and had a lot of creative opinions, but it was my job to creatively steer the show, and so it became a hindrance."

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The showrunner also revealed his original ending for season 2 would have been Ash Williams inadvertantly becoming Kelly's father since he would "[go] back in time and fuck Kelly's mom and become Kelly's dad." However, that ending was jettisoned, and DiGregorio is unsure of where Tapert and Verheiden will now steer the show, albeit he suggests the aim is to push for more horror and keep the series in Elk Grove.

Says DiGregorio, "... If the push is going to be to make the show more drama and horror, and stay in Elk Grove, then that’s what they’re setting up. Maybe Ash is the sheriff of the town, I don’t know. I try not to think about it because it’s not something I would have wanted."

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Queen Elizabeth II Took the Throne at a Crazy-Young Age

Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, at Windsor Castle in July 1946. Image Source: Getty / Lisa Sheridan

Think back a moment to your mid-20s: you were likely just settling into postgrad life, landing your first adult job, and trying to balance fun nights out with paying back your student loans. Or maybe you're in your mid-20s right now, trying to navigate the world after college, on the prowl for a significant other, and trying to balance your desire to travel the world with the responsibility of paying rent on time.

Imagine at that time having the responsibility of running a country - wait, more like four countries - placed on your shoulders. That's exactly what happened to Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 when her father, King George VI, died and she was appointed to the throne. At the time, she was only 25 years old - a 25-year-old woman who, for all intents and purposes, was not expected to become queen; Elizabeth's uncle, Prince Edward, inherited the throne from King George V, and many assumed he would marry and have children of his own (that would knock Elizabeth down the line of succession). But in 1936, when Elizabeth was just 10, Edward abdicated the throne to marry his divorced mistress, American socialite Wallis Simpson, and George VI took over. For the first 10 years of her life, Elizabeth would have been just like today's Princess Beatrice: a distant heir to the throne. Nobody predicted that George would fall ill and pass away so soon - he was only 56 - but those royal duties quickly became hers.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arriving back in England to mourn the death of her father, King George VI, in February 1952. Image Source: Getty / Popperfoto

In early 1952, Elizabeth and Prince Philip, whom she had married four years earlier, set out for a tour of Australia and New Zealand with a stop in Kenya. While at their Kenyan home, Sagana Lodge, they got word that the king had died - and that Elizabeth was now queen. It was Prince Philip who broke the news to her, and when she was asked to choose a regnal name, she opted to "of course" remain Elizabeth. She and Prince Philip headed back to London and almost immediately moved into Buckingham Palace. In June 1953, Elizabeth was coronated at Westminster Abbey; Prince Charles and Princess Anne, who were just four and two at the time, respectively, were present for the big event.

Queen Elizabeth II on the Buckingham Palace balcony after her coronation in June 1953. Image Source: Getty / Hulton Archive

Since taking the throne, Elizabeth has become head of the Commonwealth (which currently includes 52 countries) as well as queen of another 12 countries that have become independent since her accession. In 2015, she broke an astounding record, becoming the UK's longest reigning British monarch (the previous record of 23,226 days was held by Queen Victoria). She's celebrated huge milestones with her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees, and in 2017, she became the first British monarch to commemorate a Sapphire Jubilee, marking 65 years of her reign. Elizabeth is certainly not your average 90-year-old, but the duties and challenges she's taken on since becoming queen can still inspire all women - whether you're in the throes of your 20s right now or looking back on those heady days with fondness.

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Is it just us or is Brazil just packed with infinitely beautiful women?! Katiuscia Torres is only one of them but we’re telling you, this girl is about to steal your attention.

The 25-year old model started out as a beauty pageant contestant. It wasn’t long until she pursued a career on print on the runway. Armed with her green eyes and blonde hair, she readily takes on whatever brand she’s dawning over her sculpted body.

A former student of theater and now, a devout vegan, there’s so much more to Katiuscia Torres than meets the eye. She is definitely not just another Brazilian babe trying to take over American soil.

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Anna Faris Reveals the Key to Coparenting With Chris Pratt After Their Divorce

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt could teach a course on coparenting. The former couple, who split back in August, has made sure to keep things amicable for their 5-year-old son, Jack. "We are great and there's so much friendship and love," the Overboard actress told Extra about her relationship with Chris. "[A]nd we surround Jack with love, and funny, kind, happy people, and as a result, he is really happy." Anna continued those sentiments telling E! News although she and her ex "try to discipline when [Jack's] being a little bit naughty," they also "constantly reinforce what a great kid he is."

According to Anna, who has since moved on with her new beau, cinematographer Michael Barrett, the key to successfully coparenting after divorce is simple. "I think the key is surrounding [Jack] with a lot of joy and happiness, which he has a ton of," she shared. These days, Anna says she's "really lucky" to be "surrounded by love," and "amazing friends [and] amazing family," and we couldn't be more happy for her.

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Why Asia Kate Dillon Wants to Remove Gender From Award Shows Entirely

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On Jan. 11, the day of the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards, Asia Kate Dillon lands in Los Angeles. Before the big event - during which they will rock the red carpet in a Black Lives Matter sweater - Asia drops by POPSUGAR's LA office. It's a big day for Asia, who is just 33 years old; their attendance at the ceremony and inclusion on the list of nominees are history in the making.

In early 2017, Asia joined Showtime's Billions as Taylor Mason, who is actually the first nonbinary character to appear on a TV drama. Nonbinary, Asia tells me, is "a term used by some people who experience their gender identity as falling outside the boxes of man or woman." (As a matter of clarification, nonbinary individuals often prefer they/them/their pronouns.) The role was perfect for Asia; in the time since joining Billions, they have begun to also identify as nonbinary, just like their character. In fact, as Asia revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, they first learned about the term "nonbinary" from the character description for Taylor. It's a special, full-circle moment: life informs art, and art, in turn, informs real life.

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Before we return to the matter at hand, the Critics' Choice Awards, it's important to add a bit more context. By the time Summer 2017 rolled around, Showtime was considering submitting Asia for Emmy consideration. Asia recounted the moment: "The Emmy board asked, 'Well, actor or actress?' And Showtime said, 'Well, we're not sure.' And so they came to me, which is really great."

When presented with the obvious gender binary of something like the Emmy nominations, it seems hard to reconcile a nonbinary identity. "Showtime came to me and said, 'What do you think?' And I decided that I needed more information, frankly, before I could answer that question," Asia remembers. "So I wrote this letter to the Emmy board asking them how they use the words 'actor' and 'actress.' Whether they are referring to assigned sex . . . if it's based on gender identity, there's no room for me." While Asia ultimately did not receive a nomination for an Emmy, this deliberation led to Asia's historic nod in the Critics' Choice category for best supporting actor.

"I'm proud, and I'm humbled, and I'm grateful, and it means that the change is here."

The nomination process for Critics' Choice runs a bit differently than that of the Emmys. "It's not a submission," Asia confirms. "They just choose . . . I believe that they have come out on their own and done this based on the backstory." But regardless of the way Asia lands on a nominations list, one thing is for sure: these Hollywood institutions are working to respect their gender identity. "It means the world. I'm proud, and I'm humbled, and I'm grateful, and it means that the change is here," Asia says of the best supporting actor nomination. "The change we want to see is here. It's evidenced by the fact that I'm here. This is happening. They've gone ahead and made this decision, and there's still further to go. And I'm excited to see where we go. We continue to go together."

For Asia, it's not enough to have their identity respected in a cool way. Asia wants to challenge the archaic idea that we need gender divisions in award shows in the first place. "I don't believe that our assigned sex or assumed sex at birth should be a prerequisite for the way in which we separate people before we compare or honor art that they're making. We don't do it in any other category at award shows. I think - if we were to have a conversation about the ways in which we can create equal representation and make sure we're telling all the stories we need to be telling - we wouldn't say, 'Well, we need a best directoress category. We need the best cinematographeress category.' Because separate is not equal, and it's never inclusive. You know? And I'm just really excited that the conversation is happening, regardless or whether or not I win."

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This isn't the first time Asia has challenged gender in the award show model. In fact, they first stepped into the gender-neutral spotlight in May 2017, when they presented Emma Watson with MTV's first genderless acting award. Even in her speech, Emma's words echoed the same sentiments expressed by Asia: she said acting "doesn't need to be separated into two different categories."

During my interview with Asia, I seize the opportunity to discuss an important counterpoint, one I'd written about after the MTV Movie Awards: if we eliminate gender from award shows, will women get shut out? Will nominations be even more saturated with men than before? And if cisgender women are shut out of genderless acting categories, what hope will there be for transgender women and nonbinary individuals?

"We're talking about it now. We're uncovering it now. And even if we take two steps back, that's the conversation now."

Asia does not shy away from the issue and, in fact, offers an illuminating response. "Frankly, creating the category of 'actress' didn't do much for representation or inclusion of anyone other than white cisgender women, for the most part, within the Hollywood structure . . . I'm not worried that getting rid of gender categories is going to mean that women of color, trans women, historically marginalized, and historically disenfranchised people will receive even less representation, because we're talking about it now. We're uncovering it now. And even if we take two steps back, that's the conversation now. Do you know what I'm saying? It's like even if we eliminated gender and then, suddenly, all men were getting nominated, it would be a conversation. We would talk about that. And that would be the problem that we would be solving."

Driving the point home, Asia continues, "The conversation is actually about why Hollywood has been so steeped in the patriarchy and misogyny. That's what the #MeToo movement is about. That's what Time's Up is about. I mean, these movements are happening congruently because they are interconnected and could not exist without each other. And [they] exist because of each other. It's just a way to have conversations that say, 'Separate was never equal.' And if we're lacking representation, then who are we funding? And why? And what projects are getting made? And what kind of people do you have in your writers' room? Who are your producers? And that change is already happening."

By now, you know that Asia ultimately didn't win in their category, but this benchmark is about so much more than the trophy. It marks a true turning point in the entire history of award shows. The Critics' Choice Awards may be behind us, but there are many more shows ahead and many more opportunities to initiate real change - and Asia wants to be at the forefront of the movement.

Meghan Markle Steals The Photo Spotlight From Kate Middleton

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Meghan Markle is stealing the photo spotlight from Kate Middleton, a body language expert has concluded. Now will former actress Markle’s bold style next to Middleton’s demure gaze send them into a royal rivalry?

Judi James told Cosmo about Prince Harry’s fiancée, 36, “Meghan’s habit of doing what is called ‘camera courting’ (addressing the camera with a direct eye gaze), suggests a desire to communicate openly and confidently in the way that her peers would do via social media and blogs.”

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According to James, Prince William’s wife Middleton’s attitude towards the camera is far more passive.

She said, “The fact she has even got behind the camera herself to snap some of her children’s’ official photos suggests a slightly more introverted personality than the very camera-confident Meghan. Middleton, 36, and pregnant with her third child by William, “poses beautifully but there is no regular direct communication from her,” James said.

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“She always smiles perfectly and she always looks positive [but] here have been no moments when she has been caught by the camera looking moody.”

The body language expert also added that looking straight at the lens, like former Suits star Markle, can be pretty “risky” if you’re having a bad day–but it can also make her seem “more accessible” to the public.

Recently, as Radar reported, rumors began flying about The Duchess of Cambridge and Markle’s icy relationship and Middleton’s supposed desire not to be photographed with Harry’s bride-to-be.

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“Kate isn’t rushing to get the shot,” said a source about the royal wife, who has suffered pre-partum illness in all her pregnancies.

But a big photo op finally happened over the holidays as Kate, William, and Queen Elizabeth gave Markle a warm welcome at Christmas. Photographers went nuts as they got smiling shots of William and Kate and Harry and Meghan walking together bundled up in holiday clothes. Again, however, Markle appeared to get the lion’s hare of attention in her tan coat and hat.

Middleton had better get used to Markle being popular with the paparazzi. The ex-actress will wed Prince Harry on May 19 with enormous media coverage.

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5 Things to Know About Award Season Darling Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan has gone from small-scale actress to a household name - and with several award nominations and critically acclaimed television shows under her belt, we can assume that this is the mere beginning. The actress won a Golden Globe and a Critics' Choice Award for her hilarious, charming role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Rachel has been on the scene for a while now, nabbing recurring roles in television shows and supporting roles in movies before getting her big break. When she isn't stunning us on the red carpet, Rachel is advocating for women everywhere while making acceptance speeches.

Here are five fast facts about the actress!

  1. She hails from the Badger State. The 27-year-old was born in Milwaukee, WI, on December 15, 1990.
  2. Her alma mater is NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2012. Other notable alums include Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, and Anne Hathaway, to name a few.
  3. She happens to be related to one of the biggest names in fashion. Turns out being fabulous runs in the fam. Brosnahan is the niece of famous fashion designer Kate Spade! "People around me have said that I've inherited little pieces of Katie's style. For example, I love a good shoe and a good bag, and I know that she was largely influenced by my grandmother, her mother, June," she said about her famous auntie.
  4. Her breakthrough role came when she was still in high school. Brosnahan was cast in her first-ever movie role - as Lisa in The Unborn - while she was still in high school! She went on to snag roles in television series like Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, and The Good Wife throughout college. Talk about having a full plate, right?
  5. She is a total star on the rise. She already has a Golden Globe, and she boasts other ultraimpressive roles in titles like House of Cards, Patriots Day, and The Finest Hours. Get excited, because you're probably going to be seeing a lot more of Rachel, and, of course, a second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Justin Timberlake Says He Made Peace With Janet Jackson After “Nipplegate” at the Super Bowl

As Justin Timberlake gets ready for his upcoming Super Bowl performance, he's clearing the air about his infamous halftime show with Janet Jackson in 2004. During an interview with Beats 1 Radio, the "Filthy" singer spoke candidly about the controversial moment where he accidentally ripped off part of Janet's top, exposing her bare breast on live TV. "I stumbled through it," he said about the incident, which has since been dubbed "nipplegate." "You know, to be quite honest I had my wires crossed. And it's something that you have to look back on and go, like, 'OK, well, you know, you can't change what's happened, but, you know, you can move forward and learn from it.'"

While Justin assured host Zane Lowe that there wouldn't be a repeat of his last appearance at the Super Bowl, he did reveal that he has since made peace with Janet about the whole ordeal. "Absolutely," he added. "I don't know that a lot of people know that. I mean, I don't think it's my job to do that, because you value the relationships that you do have with people." See what else he had to say about the infamous performance, above.

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Meghan Markle is getting ready to exchange "I dos" with Prince Harry on May 19, but before she makes the trek down the aisle, she's saying goodbye to her single life with - what else? - a bachelorette party! According to Us Weekly, "Meghan will be having a party, but won't be calling it her 'bachelorette,'" and it will include both male and female attendees. "Think low-key, think somewhere out of London, good food and drink, a little music," a source added. "It won't be wild." Meghan reportedly wants the affair "to be a celebration of friendship and love."

As for who's invited? A palace insider says you can "expect to see the usual faces with best friends Markus Anderson, Lindsay Jill Roth, and Jessica Mulroney taking top seats at the table." Meghan also does not have a bridal registry, as she and Harry want their guests to "donate anonymously to a charity gift fund." So, does this mean Harry will be having his own bachelor party? We'll just have to wait and find out!

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Whoever said ‘laughter is the best medicine’ is a genius because really, it is. No matter how stressful work has been or how bad your day has been, when you’re faced with something hilarious, everything else seems a little lighter.

So go ahead, take a break and break out a few laughs! You deserve it.

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Lying In The Gutters, 21st January 2018 – Kindness Works, Allegedly

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Michigan Meteor: Auction Consultant Offers $20000 Reward For First 1-Kg Fragment Found – The Inquisitr


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Meteorite expert Darryl Pitt announced the reward one day after meteorite hunters found the first pieces from the meteor that flew by Hamburg Township on Tuesday. Michigan Meteor: Auction Consultant Offers $20,000 Reward For First 1-Kg Fragment Found ...
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Jessica Chastain Had the Best Excuse Note For Missing the Women’s March

Jessica Chastain wasn't able to attend the second annual Women's March this weekend, but for good reason: she was hosting Saturday Night Live! Instead, the Molly's Game actress made sure to shout out the empowering women marches happening across the country in her opening monologue with some help from comedians Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong. Watch the video above to see how Jessica brought the Women's March to SNL this week.

Were Billionaire Barry Sherman And His Wife Murdered By Multiple Killers?

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The investigation of the mysterious deaths of Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found hanging by their home pool, just got stranger. Private investigators hired by the Shermans’ children now believe that they were murdered by multiple killers, a source told CBC Toronto.

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The Sherman kids have vehemently rejected the alleged original theory by the cops that it might have been a murder-suicide.

A police source reportedly told Toronto’s The Globe and Mail that they believed Apotex pharmaceutical mogul Barry, 75, could have killed his wife, 70, hung her body and then hanged himself at the edge of their lavish home’s pool.
A real estate agent, who was prepping the home for an open house, found the bodies on Dec. 15, hanging from rails, side-by-side, next to the Shermans’ indoor swimming pool. The home was listed for a whopping $5.4 million dollars.

A source said their bodies were in an upright seated position on the floor near an indoor pool. Police have said that the deaths were “suspicious” but have since clammed up.

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The Sherman family’s team of experts, conducting a separate, independent investigation, have now discovered evidence that both Barry and Honey had their necks wrapped with leather belts that were then knotted around a handrail that runs adjacent to the pool, the source told CBC Toronto. A coroner previously ruled that the couple had died from “ligature neck compression,” or strangulation.

According to the report, the Shermans’ wrists showed evidence that they had been, at one point, bound together, but no rope or other binding materials have been found, the source told CBC Toronto.

Barry and Honey’s bodies were limp and their arms unbound when they were discovered, the source noted.

Cops have said there was no evidence of forced entry into the Sherman house.

According to the source, the P.I.s believe that the Shermans were actually killed on Dec. 13, two days before they were found—because Honey was wearing the same clothes she was last seen in, on Dec. 13.

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Also, it’s thought that Honey may have tried to fight off her killers, as she had cuts on her lip and nose.

She was reportedly sitting in a pool of her own blood when she was found and may have been lying face-down on the pool tile before being bound to the handrail in an upright position, the source told the Canadian publication.

The Shermans were beloved for their charitable contributions and thousands of mourners showed up for their funeral in Toronto.

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However, the billionaire couple allegedly had money troubles before their deaths and Barry reportedly made enemies by spying on his business rivals.

The Toronto police haven’t commented on the new report.

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No-Checkout ‘Amazon Go’ Store Opens Monday in Seattle – PCMag


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No-Checkout 'Amazon Go' Store Opens Monday in Seattle
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Amazon Go, the retailer's automated grocery store, opens Monday in Seattle. The store, located at 2131 7th Ave near the corner of 7th and Blanchard, will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is intended to help speed up the shopping ...
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Google’s Gboard debuts a quick way to create reaction GIFs – Engadget


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Google's Gboard debuts a quick way to create reaction GIFs
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A Look at Charming Prince Philip Through the Years

Before Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth, she married the handsome foreign Prince Philip from Greece, who also happens to be her third cousin. According to Sally Bedell Smith's biography titled Elizabeth the Queen, Philip came from a tumultuous background despite his lineage. Born in 1921 on the island of Corfu, he moved to Paris at age 1 with his parents, Alice Marie and Prince Andrew of Greece. By age 8, he'd headed to England for boarding school. With generous good looks and confidence, Philip made his way to England with the help of royal relatives. He would later be invited to have lunch with the royal family, and that's when Elizabeth reportedly fell for him. During World War II, Philip served in the Mediterranean and Pacific, and he and Elizabeth wrote each other letters. By 1946, he was back in London and making regular visits to Buckingham Palace. During that Summer, he spent a month at the royal family's Balmoral Estate, where he proposed. Their wedding was held at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947.

During their 70 years of marriage, most of them during Elizabeth's reign as the monarch, Prince Philip has been as constant as the queen herself, although he's a bit more controversial, making a few insensitive gaffes. But when he's not giving the press an unfortunate quote to run, he's either by the queen's side, working as a patron for several charities, or, until recently, enjoying carriage racing. Let's look back at pictures of Prince Philip over the years, then see the facts about the British royal family every diehard fan should know.

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Android Flagships Certified In China – Android Headlines


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Samsung's Galaxy S9 Android Flagships Certified In China
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AM Hottie: Sarah Lindner is in the house!

Now, do we all wish that all bloggers were as gorgeous as her? Of course. But, it doesn’t really matter if we read her articles and tweets as long as she kept uploading new pictures of herself!

Makes us wonder why we never grew up having her as neighbor just so we could have watched her morph into the self-made gorgeous model that she is. She was every boy’s dream next door neighbor. The reason why waking up the next day was such a struggle… or motivation to live another day.

Her fashion sense is great and hopefully, we expect and get more of the skin. Or uhhh… more lingerie poses please.

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Allen Greene shares ‘unique’ journey that led him to become Auburn’s athletics director

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Dinosaur Tail Sold In Mexico Auction Sparks Controversy – I4U News


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New England Patriots wary of Corey Grant

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SpaceX’s First Manned Spaceflight — Delayed! – nwitimes.com


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SpaceX's First Manned Spaceflight -- Delayed!
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Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store – WIRED


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The scourge of hidden trackers in Android apps means users should stop using the Google Play store, researchers argue. BadBrother/Getty Images. In the early days of Android, co-founder Andy Rubin set the stage for the fledgling mobile operating system ...
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Donald Trump didn’t want the shutdown or the Women’s March to mess up his party

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What surprises me most about the government shutdown is that people were actually surprised that the Republicans failed to do anything and that the government has shutdown. Like, why is anyone surprised? The Republicans are either part of the Suicide Caucus or they’re in Sieg-Heiling lock-step with an unhinged, baby-fisted dictator. Or both. It was inevitable that the GOP would behave like spoiled, candy-drunk children, flailing about and blaming everybody else for their own disastrous inaction. It seems almost quaint that the media is trying to treat this like any other government shutdown. It’s not. No one is behind the curtain. The emperor has no clothes. The American Empire is death-rattling. And true to form, Donald Trump biggest concern was his big party at Mar-a-Lago.

Before the federal government shutdown at midnight Saturday, President Donald Trump privately vented frustrations that the political impasse would possibly keep him from attending a glitzy inauguration anniversary bash and fundraiser set for Saturday at his Florida getaway Mar-a-Lago. Two sources close to the president, one a White House official and the other a longtime confidant, told The Daily Beast how excited he was for the event and relayed his growing concern that the potential failure to strike a deal to keep the federal government open could keep him from “my party,” as the president has said.

A different source who spoke to Trump earlier this week previously told The Daily Beast that the president had joked that it would be a “shame” if a government shutdown were to occur on, or overshadow, the first anniversary of his inauguration as president.

The White House officially cancelled Trump’s trip to Florida that was scheduled for Friday afternoon, and he spent the day attempting to help congressional leaders reach a deal to forestall a shutdown. Administration officials who briefed reporters on the logistics of the impending shutdown on Friday said the expiration of government funding would not necessarily impede the president’s travel plans to Mar-a-Lago or elsewhere. In particular, one official said, Trump will still be free to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, though the White House did not say whether the shutdown would affect Trump’s plans to attend the glamorous gathering of globalists.

But sources didn’t report Davos coming up on Friday. For the president, it seems, the weekend’s party at his Florida estate was the more pressing engagement.

[From The Daily Beast]

Poor Bigly Boy, no one would get him a bigly truck to go vroom-vroom and Bigly Boy just wanted to go to HIS party and not sit in boring old meetings all day. SO BIGLY SAD.

He’s such a loser. Here’s something else: Michael Wolff, author of Fire & Fury, told Bill Maher on Friday that there were/are a lot of rumors that Trump is having an affair with someone in the White House. Wolff said he didn’t include that in the book because no one would confirm it, but if you read the book, people should be able to figure it out. I mean… it’s Hope Hicks, right? Either Hope Hicks or Kellyanne Conway. *quietly dry heaves*

And here’s what the women of America got Bigly Boy for his Bigly one-year anniversary: a very bigly Women’s March, in every city of this country.

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Ewan McGregor filed for divorce from Eve Mavrakis, his wife of 22 years

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I understand the concept and the reality of open marriages, and God knows, it’s none of my business. But I can’t help thinking “why even get married if you’re just going to have an open marriage?” And say you do get married and you quickly fall into that kind of bohemian, love-the-one-you’re-with, both-spouses-getting-some-on-the-side open marriage. Say it works out and you are that rare success story for open marriages. Then why in the world would you leave your wife for a younger costar? Let me guess – you fell in love with her, your younger costar? And eventually you’ll want to marry her and have an open marriage with her too. That’s what I don’t get: why even bother with the paperwork?

Anyway, we learned last fall that Ewan McGregor left his wife of 22 years, Eve Mavrakis. He left her for his Fargo costar, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. When Ewan won his Golden Globe, he thanked them both and maybe we’re supposed to believe that everyone is being mature and bohemian and everything is fine. So why even bother to file for divorce, as Ewan just did?

Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years. Ewan cites irreconcilable differences as the reason he wants to end his marriage to Eve Mavrakis. McGregor, repped by attorney Fahi Takesh Hallin, wants joint custody of the couple’s 3 minor children. Eve, whose lawyer — disso queen Laura Wasser — filed her answer at the same time, is asking for sole physical custody with visitation going to Ewan.

McGregor says in the docs he’s willing to pay spousal support. As for property … our sources say there is no prenup so the assets should be evenly divided. The date of separation is listed as May 28th of last year.

News of Ewan and Eve’s split hit in October … with reports saying the two had separated as early as May. The announcement came shortly after pics surfaced of Ewan kissing his “Fargo” co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, at a London cafe.

[From TMZ]

Eve is generally pretty quiet – she’s not one of those celebrity-wives who fashions a secondary career out of being married to someone famous. She doesn’t give interviews, is what I’m saying. So it’s odd to me that Eve released a statement after the divorce filing, saying: “It’s disappointing and upsetting but my main concern is our four children are OK.” Says so much with so little. She’s basically telling us that this is his call, that he left her, and that this is what HE wants. More evidence: Ewan and Eve’s teenage daughter Esther is singing sad songs about betrayal about and to her father. Basically, Eve and the kids don’t get why he suddenly had enough of the marriage and family life. It all just feels like… a midlife crisis, right? He’s 46 years old. He already has a bunch of motorcycles, so he couldn’t scratch the midlife crisis itch that way. So he did this.

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Let’s talk about the big scary asteroid that’s NOT going to hit Earth – Washington Post


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Let's talk about the big scary asteroid that's NOT going to hit Earth
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Cassini finds Titan has ‘sea level’ like Earth – Space Daily


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Cassini finds Titan has 'sea level' like Earth
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Saturn's moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but a recently published paper based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals a new way this distant world and our own are eerily similar. Just as the surface of oceans on Earth ...
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What Would We See If The Moon Rotated Every 24 Hours? – Forbes


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What Would We See If The Moon Rotated Every 24 Hours?
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If the Moon rotated as fast as the Earth would we only see one side of the Moon? NASA. Framed by the Earth's horizon and airglow, the full moon floats in the blackness of space in this photo from the Expedition 10 crew on board the International Space ...
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Dragon Ball Super Episode 47 Review: SOS from the Future! A Dark New Enemy Appears!!

Dragon Ball Super leaps into its next big arc and—Oh my God, Future Trunks is back Future Trunks is back Future Trunks is back…

“Mother…I promise that I’ll be back to save this world. No matter what.”

Here we go, everyone!

This episode of Dragon Ball Super is so excited to jump into this new arc that it doesn’t even begin with the usual recap of the previous installment’s events. The series is far too eager to leave Planet Pot-au-feu in the past and it puts this recap time to much better use as it launches into the dystopian future timeline of Future Trunks. Dragon Ball Super is about to bring a whole bunch of familiar faces back into play and it’s an absolute joy. Also, hooray for new credits animations! It’s always pleasant when these elements can get a bit of an update.

Future Trunks finds himself in a situation that’s very similar to his predicament all the way back in the Cell Saga. Future Trunks’ timeline is under relentless attack from an overpowered menace and his trump card comes down to Trunks and Bulma building a time machine to come to our present timeline for help. The guy’s got to be feeling all sorts of déjà vu as he goes on this mission. Dragon Ball Super isn’t oblivious to the similarities involved with the return of Future Trunks.

 In fact, it intentionally creates these parallels in a way that’s not only meant to conjure up nostalgia for those glorious prime seasons of Dragon Ball Z, but also to show audiences how the show is going to up the stakes and blow previous expectations out of the water. Also, the episode flies right past it, but that rainbow gem fuel process that Future Bulma uses is pretty damn sweet, too. That’s the kind of technology that Trunks needs to bring over with him to the present timeline!

It also feels like the episode intentionally toys with the audience when it cuts away from the thrilling life-or-death stakes of Future Trunks’ situation to Goku doing mundane farm work. Nobody wants this, especially Goku, but there’s a nice balance at play here that Goku and company’s lives should be so peaceful when all of this fresh chaos is about to hit. While everyone is still blissfully unaware of the danger that’s to come, Goku tries to find ways to turn his chores into a training substitute (maybe he’s read Nathan For You’s “The Movement”?) and ropes Piccolo in for the ride.

Goku falls back on the excuse that Roshi trained both him and Krillin with this same sort of approach. This might be true, but villains have certainly gotten a lot stronger since then. It’s still a lot of fun to watch these two do yard work at an alarming, competitive rate, but it’s also like, “Hey, when are they going to get back to the Future Trunks stuff?”

The situation on Earth picks up a little pace when Goku realizes that Vegeta is on Beerus’ planet and getting training in with Whis (yet more evidence that Vegeta very well might currently be stronger than Goku). Goku’s situation changes from harvest work from homework when he basically gets more of a history lesson on Zeno, King of the Universes, who interrupted the series’ latest multiversal tournament.

Whis reiterates that Zeno is the ruler of all twelve universes, but he also explains that he has the power to erase entire universes. In fact, there were more than twelve universes for a long time, but the existing total is all that are left from various Zeno erasures. Zeno has been shown to be an extremely cute, tiny individual so it doesn’t hurt for the show to double down on reminding the audience how powerful he is. Goku and Vegeta’s efforts don’t get much further this week (although the upcoming tournament gets brought up), but rest assured that they’ll have lots to do once Future Trunks makes it over to their timeline.

There are many familiar beats to Future Trunks’ wasteland of a timeline, but then all of a sudden Future Mai shows up and appears to be Trunks’ romantic interest? That Mai—of Emperor Pilaf’s Mai and Shu goon squad. This timeline’s version of Bulma gets killed rather early on, as if to show that this new villain doesn’t mess around. She’s not the only loved one that Future Trunks loses in this episode, either.

This episode very much wants its audience to understand that this upcoming arc is about to get dark. These warriors of justice are eating cat food to survive. Then, as if to underscore that bleak point, there’s of course the reveal of the actual villain himself, an evil version of Goku called Goku Black of all things. This is meant to be flashy and exploitative and feel just a little off. There will eventually be answers that make these reveals feel less crazy, but in the meantime the episode want audiences to relish in the spectacle of it all.

“SOS From the Future!” is an introductory episode, so it’s job is to do just that. On that front, the episode succeeds and then some. All of this feels like the start of something very special that has such an energy to it. Not a lot may necessarily happen in this entry, but it’s clear that there’s plenty on deck. Not to mention, the animation with Future Trunks’ apocalyptic timeline is particularly stunning stuff.

All of the brimstone and destruction hits all the harder because the animation is just such a pleasure to look at here. Future Trunks deserves no less. The recurring piece of music that plays for Future Trunks and Bulma is also a sweet, touching ode to them and Goku Black’s theme is equally powerful.

Longtime Dragon Ball fans have seen evil Goku lookalikes before, such as Turles in The Tree of Might or when Captain Ginyu is in control of Goku’s body. Hell, the series literally just got out of a storyline where the gang fights against an evil Vegeta doppleganger, so this material isn’t exactly new territory for the show. There’s something different about this and the fact that the character’s name is so obviously a ploy of sorts.

Is this a Goku from another universe that has become a God of Destruction? Is this a grown up Goten from Future Trunks’ timeline who has gone evil? There’s something amiss here (and that Potara earing also feels like a pretty significant clue here…), but it doesn’t change the fact that the next big villain is an evil, super powerful version of Goku. This should all be pretty damn fun.

Unless this all comes down to a harvesting contest in the end, in which case, Goku and Piccolo have this one in the bag.

4/5
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Jan 20, 2018

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Open Post: Hosted By A Gay Pool Party In 1945

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The only gay pool parties I’ve ever willingly attended (besides the ones I had to go to when I worked in the gay porn industry – true story) are referred to as “bear soup” due to the extreme amounts of rotund, hirsute gentlemen splashing about in pools at various locations in Provincetown. Go bears! I eat Ring-Dings on the regular so you’re probably not going to see me at your average, outdoor speedo fashion show gay pool parties. Speaking of gay pool parties, here’s what a gay pool party in 1945 looked like. Basically the same as today’s version, but I’m guessing the music was a little different and there were way less slutty twinks humping giant pool inflatables in an attempt to attract potential donors.

Filmmaker Geoff Story is currently working on a documentary called Gay Home Movie, and found footage of this party at the St. Louis estate sale of one Buddy Walton. Walton was a celebrity hairdresser in the 40s, and this footage is only some of the film shot during the party. Keep in mind that this party took place at a time when being openly gay was a HUGE no-no. It’s just dudes hanging decorations and dancing and making out by the pool, but I want to see more. (Ok, I actually want to see Cary Grant come waltzing in for some skinny-dipping.)

Pool floaties were oddly colored back then, huh?

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Chloe Sevigny Has “Probably” Joined The “Never Working With Woody Allen Again” Club

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The hottest trend in Hollywood right now (besides the ongoing one in which celebrities give their unfortunate children the names of cities that also sound like television hospital dramas) is to disavow writer/director Woody Allen. Actors appear to be taking Woody’s daughter Dylan Farrow accusing him of molesting her when she was a child seriously. (It only took three years.) Whereas actors once viewed Woody asking them to be in one of his overly long and overly talky movies as a sign that they’d made it, now many of them are claiming that they will treat it like he’s offered to personally clog all of their toilets for free. No thanks, Wood. The latest actor to jump aboard the “Nix That Nebbish” bandwagon is eternal hipster and misunderstood Instagram beauty Chloe Sevigny. Maybe.

Chloe’s at Sundance and Variety asked her if she’d ever work with Woody again. She appeared in Woody’s 2004 joint Melinda and Melinda. All signs point to “probably not?

“I have my own turmoil that I’m grappling with over that decision,” Sevigny said. “Would I work with him again? Probably not.”

That’s a little wishy-washy but at least she’s being honest. Sure, Woody’s probably a long-term ickster but what if he suddenly decides to shoot a biopic of silent film star Clara Bow for which I’d be perfect? Cover all those bases, Chloe! Yes, the much more determined Colin Firth and the others are giving you the side-eye but hey, at least you’re not Rose from Titanic who busting at the seams with Woody Worship.

Speaking of people who worked with Woody Allen and were ambivalent about it, Kristen Stewart is Chloe’s latest co-star. Chloe co-produced and stars in Lizzie, a take on the Lizzie Borden murder case which she’s repping at Sundance. Kristen plays her maid, with whom Lizzie has a sexual relationship in the film. Man, those must be some monosyllabic, fatigued-looking love scenes. Chloe feels that they have much more in common than just ambivalence over working with a purported child molester.

She said their chemistry came naturally. “What are you kidding? I think there’s a mutual admiration. I think we both really identify with an outlaw, misfit character.”

Here’s Chloe, done up as old school Princess Leia teaching line dancing at an assisted living complex, speaking on working with Woody Allen again.

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Ed Sheeran Got Engaged To Someone Other Than Taylor Swift

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The human representation of Taylor Swift Marketing Ploy #25 (“Platonically befriend dudes who don’t look like your other model friends so the world sees you’re not shallow.“), Ed Sheeran, got engaged. Hopefully his future bride didn’t see him in that End Game” video. Please stop chucking the deuces, Ed. Bodies are still frozen mid-cringe after watching that. She might call off the wedding! (Oh, and Darren Criss got engaged, too.)

People reports that Ed announced his engagement to long-time gal pal Cherry Seaborn on Instagram today.

“Got myself a fiancée just before new year,” the 26-year-old singer wrote on Instagram Saturday, captioning a sweet photo of he and Seaborn — who has inspired, among other things, Sheeran’s latest hit single. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx”

Sheeran and Seaborn have known each other since they were kids and have been dating for three years. She was a hockey star at Duke University, and worked as a consultant in in NYC before moving back to the UK to be with Frodo. Oh, and get this – the only genuine-sounding thing to come out of his bestie Taylor’s infamous 4th of July photoshoot party is Ed inviting Cherry to come over to it. That’s when they started dating.

“I’ve known Cherry since I was 11,” the “Shape of You” singer told PEOPLE in March. “She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I had like six shows [around New York in 2015]. It was around then, and we reconnected. I went on tour again, and then I went to Taylor’s 4th of July party. I was texting [Seaborn], and she was like, ‘I’m in Rhode Island at a 4th of July party,’ and I was like, ‘So am I.’ I kinda said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old schoolmates?’ The rest is history.”

Kudos to Ed for not making Cherry wear an “I *Heart* ES” tank top while she was there.

In other engagement news, speedo-unclad Ryan Murphy troupe member Darren Criss also got engaged to long-time girlfriend Mia Swier. He also announced his huge life choice via Instagram.

Darren and Mia, who has worked for Fox and Showtime, have been together since before Darren was filled with Glee, according to People.

“Oh yeah, we’ve been together a long time,” Criss said in a 2013 interview when asked about Swier. “I didn’t know I was going to be on TV when we started dating.”

Will Darren wear a tuxedo speedo to the wedding? He looks really good in a speedo. That might be the only article of clothing he has left after Donatella goes after Darren and everyone else involved in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

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This fountain of wisdom from Cornelius, North Carolina!

I have been patiently waiting for the grand return of Inga Swenson, but this is not what I had in mind. Winter storm Inga has been fucking with the South and creating a mess. People have been told to stay inside and do whatever they do to keep warm. Now, my idea of keeping warm involves weed, whiskey, porn and microwavable pork rinds, but Shirley Nash of Cornelius, NC also has the right idea.

WCCB in Charlotte were interviewing the people to find out how they were going to spend their time during the winter storm, and a viral star was born when a reporter put Shirley Nash on camera. Shirley said that her family was pretty much just going to shove deliciousness into their bodies, and then she brought out the old saying “fat and sassy,” which I guess is the family friendly version of Netflix and Chill. Shirley delivered words to live by when she said:

“We’ll probably sit around and cook soups and eat bread and desserts and just get all fat and sassy!”

Now I need to see if “fat and sassy” is a tribe on Grindr because those are my people!

Woodrow Washam is the Mayor of Cornelius, but he better watch it. Because if Shirley Nash ever decides to run, the job will be hers. Because who wouldn’t vote for a mayor who’d beseech your ass to get fat and sassy during a winter storm?

Pic: WCCB via YouTube

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Jamie asks: Why is New Year’s day January 1st?

newyearsBecause Julius Caesar said so.

Early Roman Calendar

Since long before Caesar’s time, date keeping was dicey. In fact, the 355-day Roman calendar that immediately preceded Caesar’s Julian, worked on a four year cycle where every other year, an additional month was inserted between February (Februarius), the last month of that calendar year, and March (Martius), the first month of the year; this was done in order to catch the calendar up with the Earth’s orbit of the Sun. That additional month, called the Mensis intercalaris, brought in the missing 22 or 23 days, and to even things up, took another five days from February in the years it was present.

Since the calendar had been designed to ensure the proper observance of religious dates, priests, called pontifices, were responsible for declaring when the interclaris month should begin and end. Since these priests were also involved with politics, they sometimes:

Misused their power by intercalating days or not intercalating them, merely in order to lengthen or shorten some magistrate’s year of office, or to increase the gains of some government contractor, or to inflict loss upon him.

By the time Caesar came around, the Roman calendar was in shambles, and in 46 BC, Julius Caesar commanded that it be changed.

Julian Calendar

The Julian calendar’s beginnings were as crazy as the old Roman calendar at its worst:

In order to wipe out the consequences of past neglect, it was necessary that the year 46 BC (called by Macrobius the annus confusionis) should extend to 445 days. The normal number of 355 days had already been increased by the addition of the ordinary 23 days, inserted after Feb. 23. As many as 67 days, divided into two menses intercalares . . . were now interposed between November and December. . . . This year thus consisted of 15 months.

After this “year of confusion,” the new calendar really started. Intercalation was abolished, and each year was increased to 365 days, with a leap year added every fourth year (quarto quoque anno) to February. The months of the calendar after Caesar’s shake-up followed the old Roman calendar closely and most are familiar to us even today: Ianuarius, Februarius, Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Iunius, Guintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November and December.

Along with these changes, Caesar set the New Year to January 1.  Why? Since 153 BC, January 1 was the day new consuls in Rome took office and Romans had commonly used the name of the two consuls to identify a specific year in question.  Thus, by officially making January 1 start the New Year, it simply lined up with the consular year.

As to why the consular year started on January 1 instead of the original Roman Calendar New Year’s day of March 1, this isn’t known.  That said, there are references that seem to imply that January 1 may have begun marking the New Year as early as 189 BC, which precedes when the consular year started beginning on that day.

One proposed reason for this switch is that January is thought by most to have been named after the god of transitions and beginnings, Janus, during the reign of the second King of Rome, Numa Pompilius, who lived from 753-673 BC.  Thus, it was naturally enough for the Romans to eventually decide to make the switch. However, whether this is the reason or not is very much up for debate.

Gregorian Calendar

Although the Julian Calendar was relatively accurate, its use of 365.25 days in a calendar year, as opposed to the precise 365.2425 days, over centuries, created a discrepancy in the calendar. In fact, by the time Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585) became the Bishop of Rome, the Julian calendar had lost 10 days.

It was this discrepancy that brought about the reformed calendar. Actually beginning 20 years before the calendar took effect with the Council of Trent in 1563, church leaders wanted to restore the spring equinox to the date it was when the First Council of Nicaea was convened in 325 (by 1563, the equinox was falling on March 11, rather than March 21).

As simple as making a Papal decree, Gregory issued the Inter gravissimas on February 24, 1582, and nearly eight months later, the last day of the Julian calendar, October 4, 1582, was followed by the first day of the Gregorian calendar, October 15, 1582. Voila!

Today, the Gregorian calendar is the unofficial calendar of the United States and the United Nations, as well as most countries in the world.

New Year’s Day

Since before even Caesar’s time, people celebrated the New Year. In ancient Babylon, this began after the spring equinox in March, and part of the celebration including subjecting the king to ritual humiliation. In fact, “if royal tears were shed, it was seen as a sign that Marduk [a god] was satisfied and had symbolically extended the king’s rule.”

After he was murdered by a small group of his “friends” (“Et tu, Brute?”), the Roman Senate made Caesar a god on January 1, 42 BC, a date which coincided with the time-honored practice of making offerings to Janus in the hope of having good fortune throughout the year.

Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, January 1st’s New Year’s celebrations were discouraged, as they were seen by church leaders as a pagan practice.  Instead, other days were often used as a substitute varying from nation to nation.  This changed when the Gregorian calendar was instituted and, at least in the Catholic nations, January 1 once again became the official New Year, and it slowly spread from there with the Gregorian calendar.

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  • As mentioned, many protestant nations ignored the Gregorian calendar for some time. England stuck to the Julian Calendar until 1751 before finally making the switch. Orthodox countries took even longer to accept the change in calendars. Russia, for one did not convert to the Gregorian calendar until after the Russian Revolution in 1917. The funny thing was, in 1908, the Russian Olympic team arrived 12 days late to the London Olympics because of it.
  • Under the Gregorian calendar we do not have a leap year every four years, since to properly align the calendar with the Earth’s orbit, an additional day is required in only 97 out of 400 years. So, leap years are calculated as follows:

    Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800 and 1900 are not leap years, but the year 2000 is.

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Given how most of Auburn's games dating back to last season have gone, I've grown to love the cupcake opponents. I used to hate them and saw them as a waste of a week. Only recently have I understood their...

All Good Things Must Come to an End

I normally re-watch the broadcast of each game before I write my review for that week so that I can get a good grasp of what happened. This time I did not because I don't have to, or at least...
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