Avengers 4 speculation gets stoked after directors Anthony and Joe Russo release a photo that potentially teases a clue.
Avengers 4 has us jumping through some admittedly thin hoops, folks. The devastation that Marvel Cinematic Universe fans felt after (forgoing specific spoilers,) the culminating moments of Avengers: Infinity War went off with a literal snap has fueled our already-existing fixation on clues and the desire to give the Zapruder Film treatment to every bit of intel that drops. The latest intel comes straight from directors Anthony and Joe Russo in the form of a mysterious tweet.
“Look hard…” reads a tweet made this morning from the directorial siblings’ joint Twitter account. The caption accompanies a black-and-white photo showing Joe – clearly on the Avengers 4 studio set – sitting in a collapsible chair typing away on his computer. So, what are supposed to “look hard” to see?
In the photo, Joe is facing an easel that’s holding what appears to be three pieces of concept art, but there’s nothing on those canvases that we can “look hard” enough to see. Also, the green screen in the background features upside down T’s, V’s and X’s, seemingly amounting to nothing. Moreover, the room is filled with the kind of everyday objects one would see on a studio set, providing us with the poignant detail that the Avengers 4 set is fully stocked on water bottles – and that there’s a tied cable bundle in the bottom-right that looks like Homer Simpson. Other than that, the Internet has nothing.
While there’s plenty of pessimistic whinging that claims the photo means nothing and that the Russos are simply trolling us (which could very well be the case,) the MCU fandom is, nevertheless, obsessively looking for anything that amounts to an intended clue, ideally one about the Avengers 4 plot. Interestingly, the fact that the Russos released this image the day after the arrival of the first Captain Marvel trailer could be a clue in its own right. Indeed, the March 8, 2019-scheduled film will fill an important part of the Avengers 4 puzzle just a few months before the mega sequel arrives.
What do you think? Is there an element in this image that reveals something, be it the aftermath of the heartbreaking you-know-what that Thanos initiated, Hawkeye and Ant-Man's belated arrivals, an X-Men debut fueled by Disney's acquisition of Fox, Captain Marvel’s time-jumped role in the fray, or if Adam Warlock will finally show up?
Avengers 4 (title to be revealed) arrives at theaters on May 3, 2019.
The LeBron James-starring Space Jam sequel is officially happening with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler producing.
Space Jam 2 is happening. Really! Honestly! Truly! It’s happening this time.
The Hollywood Reporter saysthat the long-rumored Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James is officially a-go at Warner Bros., thanks to the addition of a prominent producer.
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler will produce the untitled Space Jam sequel. Terrence Nance (coincidentally also the surname of current Cleveland Cavalier, Larry Nance Jr.), creator of HBO’s experimental series, Random Acts of Flyness, will serve as director on Space Jam.
We’ve all been burned before but this announcement is so official that production is expected to begin in 2019 during the NBA offseason. That means filming could begin sometime in April to June, depending on when LeBron James’ new Los Angeles Lakers team’s season finishes. Also, James Spring Hill Entertainment imprint confirmed the news via Instagram.
Are those lockers teasing a December 3, 2021 release date?
The move from Cleveland to Los Angeles is already paying dividends for James and Spring Hill Entertainment behind the scenes. The basketball season won’t begin for another month and yet James has had a very busy offseason in the entertainment realm.
The GOAT has produced several shows and documentaries for HBO and will be taking his voice acting talents to animated Yeti comedy Smallfoot on September 28. James has long been interested in show business and as the heir apparent to Michael Jordan, it only seemed like the natural conclusion that he would spearhead a Space Jam sequel.
The original 1996 film saw Jordan teaming up with Warner Bros. Looney Tunes like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck to engage the villainous aliens Monstars in basketball warfare. Still, progress on the potential sequel was slow. Getting the very, very, very in-demand Coogler signed on could have been the deciding factor.
The Space Jam sequel will be the first project for Coogler following Black Panther’s enormous success. Coogler previously directed Fruitvale Station and Creed. Creed II is fset to premiere in November and will be directed by newcomer Steven Caple Jr.
“I loved his vision for Black Panther," James told The Hollywood Reporter. "For Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing.”
Now that everything is official, all that remains is for the project to fill out its cast. For the role of the new Monstars, may we suggest the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors?
We're going to get a high tech version of Chucky in a Child's Play reboot. For some reason. Aubrey Plaza and Bryan Tyree Henry may star.
I'm usually not one to decry reboot and remake culture. It's simply a part of life these days, and occasionally there's a pleasant surprise. Hell, I even found plenty of positives in the RoboCop reboot, which, despite being a remake of one of my favorite movies of all time, managed to be different enough and with just enough new things to say.
But I'm afraid I have to draw the line at a Child's Play reboot. Collider first broke the news that MGM is working on a new movie that will start the franchise fresh. Apparently, the plan is for a Stranger Things-esque group of kids who have to contend with "a technologically advanced doll... [which] will be able to do some cool stuff beyond Chucky 1.0's grasp."
The horror of Child's Play, which deals with the spirit of a serial killer (voiced by Brad Dourif) taking over an innocuously creepy looking doll (which looked an awful lot like the especially creepy "My Buddy" Cabbage Patch Kids knock off of the 1980s) is in part because of how limited Chucky has always seemed. Making the doll "technologically advanced" would seem to miss the point, wouldn't it?
But more importantly, the Child's Play franchise is pretty healthy these days. In fact, stab for stab, there are more good Child's Play sequels than, say, Friday the 13th or Halloween sequels. These movies have built an increasingly bizarre mythology all their own over the last 30 years, culminating recently with the deliciously bizarre Cult of Chucky. It helps that original Child's Play creator Don Mancini has remained involved in the franchise this entire time, so removing him from the picture doesn't seem like a great idea, either. And what of the Child's Play TV series that is apparently also in development?
Collider also has word that Aubrey Plaza and Bryan Tyree Henry are currently in talks to star in the film. That makes it a little more appealing.
Anyway, best of luck to director Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) and writer Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury). David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing.
The True Detective auteur has signed on to direct the next Bond movie
Cary Fukunaga will direct the next James Bond movie. After a rocky few months that saw Danny Boyle drop out at the last minute – grinding the entire production to a halt and forcing a complete rewrite – Eon and MGM have confirmed that Bond 25 has a director again.
Filming is now scheduled to begin in March, with Valentine’s Day 2020 booked for a release date. Long-time Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are writing the script (after Boyle took his Trainspotting scribe, John Hodge, with him, along with whatever his new idea for the film was) with no word yet on plot details, casting or filming locations.
The big coup here though is Fukunaga himself. Long considered the golden boy of Hollywood, his profile has been rising quickly since he conquered Sundance in 2009 with his debut, Sin Nombre. Jane Eyre, Beasts Of No Nation, and True Detective followed – as did producing credits on It and The Alienist. His latest effort, the gloriously indefinable Maniac, has just launched on Netflix, and he’s already got a dozen other projects swirling.
More than a worthy replacement for Boyle, Fukunaga is an auteur filmmaker with an eye for cinematography and gritty drama. By far the most interesting of the other names being kicked around, it looks like Bond 25 might be back on track to give the series a much needed freshening-up before Daniel Craig bows out.
“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” say producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in a statement. “His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure”.
Finally some good news for 007. We've gathered everything we know about the project right here.
Back in July, Georgia MILF Kim Zolciak asked fans to vote on her boob size.
She admitted that she wanted a breast reduction, but wasn't sure of how her famous bust should become.
Well, she's done it, folks. And she's already shared a recovery photo.
Kim Zolciak took to social media to share an image of her recovery from her breast reductions urgery.
"Part of the itty bitty titty committee," she jokes.
While itty bitty titty committee is a fun rhyme usually referred to A or B cups, the Don't Be Tardy star had the largest available breast implants until very recently.
Kim also writes: "Thanks, Dr. Hochstein."
We knew back in July that when it came to her own person #deflategate, Kim would be seeking the help of Dr. Leonard Hochstein.
Kim Zolciak spoke to Us Weekly about her breast reduction.
"I went smaller and Dr. [Leonard] Hochstein did them," she confirms in case there was any doubt.
"He did my boobs four years ago and I loved them," Kim explains. "I just wanted a cup size smaller."
"I’m in Miami recovering now," Kim says. "Feeling fab at 40!!"
Kim also promises that she "will tell her complete experience" next week on her podcast, House of Kim.
Back in July, Kim shared her plans with her fans and followers.
"I obviously have implants," she acknowledged. "I have the largest implants they actually make, but it doesn’t look that big on my body because of just the way I’m built"
"But I’m thinking about actually getting my boobs reduced," she revealed.
"I already called Dr. [Leonard] Hochstein, who did my boobs and tummy a few years ago," she explained. "He did my hernia repair and my tummy tuck after that, you might as well!"
She continued: "I said, ‘You know, I feel like I should get my boobs reduced. They’re heavy, my posture is terrible, I’m getting older.’"
"I was thinking of going from like a DD to like a C," Kim said. "So head over to my Instagram and vote: DD or C."
If she only went down one size, as she mentioned to Us Weekly, then this may mean that she is now a DD.
That would by no means be itty or bitty.
"I had a lift and I have the nicest boobs ever," Kim added in July. "I did breastfeed all of my kids, so ladies, let’s be honest, they were stretched out, loss of volume, pancake nipples,”
“So [Dr. Hochstein] gave me back my 18-year-old chest," Kim gushed. "Which was amazing."
People have very strong opinions about women and women's bodies, and of course they have strong opinions about boobs.
Some people love the hugest boobs imaginable and encourage stars to stay busty to the max. Others are more moderate, while others prefer smaller sizes.
Ultimately, even though Kim did ask for feedback, this was absolutely her call. She should have the boobs that she wants. Obviously.
We hope that she is recovering well and we all look forward to hearing more details about her latest tune-up!
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We still have a long way to go on Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 15, have no worries.
We still have many more fake sibling fights to get through and many more very dumb pranks to pull and numerous scripted lines for the women to read aloud for the camera.
Your favorite Sunday night program isn't going anywhere for a little while.
But Khloe Kardashian has given fans an unexpected look way ahead, previewing Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 16 on Instagram.
Will it focus on Tristan Thompson's multitude of affairs?
Will we see Khloe give birth?
Will we learn more about little Chicago West or Stormi Webster or Kourtney Kardashian dating an actual 20-year old?
We don't know.
Khloe didn't provide much legitimate insight into upcoming episodes.
She did, however, share two photos with the caption "Season 16," both of which feature the reality star looking very made up and posing for some kind of photo shoot.
Here's the first:
Back on August 20, sister Kim Kardashian posted a photo of herself signing a picture of herself (naturally) and included with it a captio that read:
We start filming Season 16 of KUWTK next week. Woke up feeling forever grateful!
Chances are that the new season will air toward the end of the year, as E! typically runs a summer set of episodes and then a winter set of episodes.
All are filmed FAR in advance of airing, however, creating a bit of confusion for viewers who follow each cast member on social media and are therefore current on everyone's lives.
So it's a little strange, for instance, to see an installment centered around Kylie Jenner's pregnancy...
... when we're all well aware that she gave birth on February 1 and have seen an endless array of baby photos ever since.
Anyway. This is the second image Khloe shared as a Season 16 tease.
Khloe looks a bit different than usual, doesn't she?
If filming really started toward the end of August, this means we'll see plenty of her dealing with the fallout of Tristan cheating.
We'll also see Kourtney splitting from her own cheater, Younes Bendjima.
Kendall will be off modeling and Kylie will be off parenting, while Kim will be pondering a move to Chicago.
The city, we mean, not anything related to her daughter.
E! is yet to announce a premiere date for Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 16, but we'll pass it along as soon we as know it.
In the meantime, you can ask yourself this question:
WHY DO YOU WATCH THIS SHOW?!?
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Amy Schumer. I assumed she was either licking her wounds after her movie I Feel Pretty sputtered out at the box office or was just still in the honeymoon phase of her recent marriage to chef Chris Fischer. It seems some medical setbacks have kept her out of the spotlight, but she’s definitely on the road to recovery.
The 37-year-old actress and comedienne shared in an Instagram post on Sunday revealing that she’s been dealing with some painful back and hip problems. In the post, she stated, “About 7 months ago I was in excruciating back and hip pain. From old volleyball and surfing injuries I have a herniated disc, a bulging disc and a labral tear in my hip.” Ouch.
Amy initially treated her pain via an epidural and then worked with two trainers to regain her strength. She doesn’t talk about it much, but Amy is no stranger to the gym. One of her trainers, Haley Pasternak, told People Magazine last year that Amy is a natural athlete, “She played sports at a high-level through high school and college, and was an aerobics instructor. So she’s very coordinated, and easy to push in the gym.”
In her recent IG post, Amy credits another trainer, Tim DiFrancesco, and her boxing trainer, Steven Frank, for getting her on the road to recovery. She said, “These great people nursed me back to health and made me stronger than ever.” She ended her post by encouraging anyone in pain to “do the work to feel better” and added, “I know I’m lucky I have the time and money to heal. Everyone should be entitled to great care. Everyone. Period.”
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About 7 months ago I was in excruciating back and hip pain. From old volleyball and surfing injuries I have a herniated disc, a bulging disc and a labral tear in my hip. These great people nursed me back to health and made me stronger than ever. I want to thank @tdathletesedge for pushing me to recovery beyond what I thought possible. He worked with the Lakers for many years and is now in Boston if you have an injury you don’t believe you can recover from he will change your tune right quick. Thanks for connecting us @harleypasternak @stevenfrankboxing had been my boxing trainer for 7 years. He is a Guyanese Olympic boxer and the most patient, incredible trainer. Tim, Steve and I have laughed and cried together. (Ok Steve didn’t cry)When I had major breakthroughs doing things I thought I would never be able to do again. I love you both very much. I also want to thank my acupuncturist Vickie Lee. You are all family. Thank you for believing in me! You don’t have to live with pain. Do the work to feel better. It’s worth it! 🥊follow @tdathletesedge for great tips for strengthening and back pain! I know I’m lucky I have the time and money to heal. Everyone should be entitled to great care. Everyone. Period. And shout it to the angels who gave me the epidural. Great funny guys under the care of Dr. A!
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As much as I am ambivalent about Amy now (I loved her back when she was on Last Comic Standing, but she lost me with Snatched), I’m sorry she was in such pain. After abusing my joints for years, running half marathons when I had no business to be doing so, I can totally sympathize with her plight. I also agree that affordable health care should be available for everyone. Period.
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In the months since Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex has likely learned some hard lessons about life as a royal.
We're sure plenty of people warned her that life as a member of the world's most famous family would present its share of challenges, but it's one thing to be warned and quite another to experience such scrutiny for one's self.
With the possible exception of a handful of Hollywood A-listers, no one knows what it's like to be in Meghan's shoes.
And Markle's situation is especially strange, as she became a global household name relatively late in life after spending most of her adult years as a virtual unknown starring on a basic cable legal drama.
These days everything from Meghan's awful family to her political views is considered fair game by the tabloid press.
And it seems the latter has recently brought her into conflict with her new husband's friends.
Word of this clash in ideologies comes to us courtesy of Lady Colin Campbell, a longtime of Princess Di's who recently penned a controversial book about the Queen's tumultuous marriage.
In a surprisingly candid interview with The Daily Beast, Campbell revealed that Meghan's views are far too progressive for Harry's more right-leaning circle of friends.
"Her politics are an issue," said Campbell.
"She is ultra-liberal and that trendy-lefty stuff does not go down well with some of Harry’s friends."
We can't imagine Meg's beliefs came as much of a shock.
After all, her humanitarian work and outspoken views on gender inequality have been major facets of her public life for years.
But apparently, there are certain issues that Meghan and Harry failed to come to terms with before getting married -- such as the fact that he and his friends enjoy using big guns to kill small woodland creatures.
"He has introduced her to them all at parties and weddings and private dinners, but she is very anti- a lot of the things that their world functions upon, such as shooting," Campbell claimed.
Campbell went on to say that these relatively small differences in the couple's worldviews have contributed to Meghan's feelings of isolation.
"Everybody discovers after marrying into the royal family how solitary and arduous an existence it can be. Meghan has already begun to discover this," Campbell said.
Normally, we'd encourage Meghan to turn to her family, but they'd end up recording the conversation and selling it off to the highest bidder.
This has been our 47 bajillionth installment of Royal Life Ain't All It's Cracked Up To Be.
For decades softcore masturbation material has taken the form of socially-acceptable comic books. The socially-acceptable bulges for the gay boys and lonely acne-riddled tall straight girls who read comics. Heaving super tit cleavage and visible nipple outlines for the straight boys. Who needed sex ed when we had Wonder Woman. But now thanks to explicitly pornographic comics, the masquerade is over and comic books are free to just be something you try to clean your jizz or queef juice off of, but are never actually able to, because the pages are too thin and don’t hold up to the abuse. Asking for a friend?
Actually, according to comicbookmovie.com, explicitly porny comics are nothing new, as DC Comics used to release the content under their Suggested For Mature Readers label. Now the dicks and tits are back thanks to the revamped porn version of their comics – the Black Label line – and the first anatomy lesson the world is getting comes from Batman. The comic is called Batman: Damned, and in at least one frame, we see Batman’s penis. This will save young gay fans years of confusion in high school, and will make young straight fans eagerly await seeing Catwoman’s labia. And any old fans still reading comic books have seen neither in real life.
Photo Credit: DC Comics
Carrie Underwood is one gorgeous momma. This Wednesday, the country star made an appearance at Jimmy Kimmel Live, more than a month after announcing her pregnancy! Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to see the latest photos of her baby bump.
Patrick Potter is the owner of Comic World, a comic store in Florida. He has written an open letter to Dan DiDio, publisher of DC Comics, regarding Batman Damned #1 by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, published by DC Comics yesterday.
Which, unless you have been living under a penis-shaped rock these bast few days, featured a full-frontal appearance of what some internet japesters are dubbing Batman’s Batawang.
Re: Batman Damned #1
As a retailer, I would have appreciated knowing in advance that the book would prominently feature Batman’s genitalia, so I could have cut my shelf copies off my order form.
While DC may see no harm in this type of gratuitous display, and may feel labeling it “mature readers” is enough of a deterrent to under-18-age buyers getting their hands on it, you should have — at the very least — polybagged it with a warning to retailers to not sell copies to anyone under 18.
I guess it’s no big deal to you if some parent looks through our shelf copies, sees Batman’s penis, then files a complaint with the local authorities resulting in some clueless retailer’s arrest. I haven’t forgotten Friendly Frank’s or the reasons why the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund exists.
I will bag and label my shelf copies of this issue, and will refrain from ordering shelf copies of DC Black Label titles in the future. You have indeed successfully made an impression with your new line, Dan. Good luck with that.
Owner Comic World, Largo, Florida
For those who forget, or never knew in the first place, Friendly Frank’s was a comic book store in Lansing, Illinois, where twenty-two years ago, police officers bought a number of comics, then returned to seize comics including Omaha the Cat Dancer, Weirdo, and Heavy Metal. Store manager Michael Correa was arrested in handcuffs and police shut the store down for five days. Elektra: Assassin, Love & Rockets, Ms. Tree, Bodessey, and Elfquest were added to the list of titles for which Correa faced charges of display of obscene materials.
A massive funding campaign for his appeal was created in the comics industry, and the fundraising was dubbed the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a charitable organisation that continues to this day.
Correa was found guilty, fined $750 and sentenced to one year of court supervision. The CBLDF funds recruited a First Amendment lawyer Burton Joseph for appeal, and the guilty verdict was overturned in 1989 and the CBLDF was established with the remaining funds.
Might they be in need again?
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New RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Trailer Rick-Rolls Us With All Sorts Of Weird And Funny Internet References
If you can’t see how the Duchess of Sussex is effortlessly making a vital modernization to the royal family, I can’t help you. If you can’t see how Prince Harry and Doria Ragland are incredibly and justifiably proud of their girl, I can’t help you there either. As I covered earlier, Duchess Meg did the big launch event for the Hubb Community Kitchen cookbook, Together, at Kensington Palace today. The event was a wild success, and now that some photos have come through, I wanted to talk more about it.
I’ve seen the comments, here and on Twitter, that Doria should not have come to this event. Doria was not there to glorify herself. She was not there to hobnob with elites and posh aristocrats. She was not there to coach her daughter through royal work. Doria was there as a justifiably proud mother who genuinely wanted to meet the women who created the cookbook.
I think we can see where the Duchess of Sussex gets it from pic.twitter.com/sD6zHYCcLL
— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) September 20, 2018
Yes. That’s how Meghan turned out this way. Because of Doria. And personally, I think people are upset at the simple fact that Harry and Doria seem very close as well. Harry adores his mother-in-law. He doesn’t need Doria to run his life though. So tell me again, what’s the beef with all of this?
Photos courtesy of Getty.
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Chevy Chase is a comedic legend, though that legacy has been mired by controversies -- including his fondness for humor that relates to race.
He's been direct about getting "tune-ups" in rehab in the past, and now Chevy is speaking about his career in a new interview.
He is mercilessly bashing Saturday Night Live, and addressing a certain racially charged controversy from his time on Community.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Chevy Chase trashes Saturday Night Live even though the show is extremely popular.
"First of all, between you and me and a lamppost," Chevy says. "Jeez, I don't want to put down Lorne [Michaels] or the cast."
He doesn't want to, but he's just going to power through it.
"But I'll just say, maybe off the record, I'm amazed that Lorne has gone so low," Chevy says, apparently on the record since it was published.
"I had to watch a little of it," he says of the show. "And I just couldn't f--king believe it."
Chevy Chase is well aware that Saturday Night Live is enjoying a great deal of popularity, having become more socially relevant than it's been in years.
It's not just audiences who think so. Saturday Night Live just won Outstanding Variety Sketch Series at the 2018 Emmy Awards.
"That means a whole generation of s--theads laughs at the worst f--king humor in the world," Chevy claims.
"You know what I mean?" he continues. "How could you dare give that generation worse s--t than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts."
That last part is almost nice of him.
Chevy speaks fondly of his time on the very earliest seasons of Saturday Night Live.
"I'd have to say, that after the first two years, it went downhill..." Chevy says. "Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess."
"That's a horrible thing to say," Chevy admits. "But certainly I never had more fun. I really loved it and enjoyed it."
He continues: "I didn't see the same fun thing happening to the cast the next year."
Sometimes, humor is generational -- you know this if you've ever made a Vine reference that a relative didn't know, played the Vine, and then to your horror had to explain why it's funny.
In Chevy's case, there may be an ego factor. Some people always believe that they did it best, and that an ex's life (in this case, an ex show) is worse without them.
Back in February, Donald Glover spoke about his time on the beloved comedy series Community, and mentioned that Chevy had made "racial cracks" at him during filming.
We already knew about that time Chevy said the n-word and got production halted, but apparently Chevy told Donald "People think you're funnier because you're black."
When asked about the alleged incident, Chevy doesn't seem to recall, but admits: "I could have said it."
He insists, however, that if he said it, it would have been as a joke.
Chevy mentions having seen Donald Glover this year, and couldn't resist joking: "I never saw a guy turn white so fast."
It's unclear whether Chevy understands that the racial lean to his jokes are offensive.
Given his comments about comedy that doesn't include him, he may simply think that other people don't understand good jokes.
According to production reports from Community, Chevy was constantly roasted by his castmates for not understanding the show's jokes.
It's unclear how much of his character, Pierce, was deliberately informed by the actor, but it certainly looks like a case of art immitating life.
Cinthya Carmona’s dress looks like it is in the running for the title of most comfortable dress in the world. The fabric looks so silky smooth that even Howard Hughes would not object to wearing it as clothing. And anything that looks like a bathrobe but is also acceptable to be worn in public has got to be a winner.
That opening for the leg to hang out is a great way to control your body temperature. It is like having one leg hanging outside the sheets of your bed, only better because there is no risk of a monster grabbing it and pulling you under. Any woman who can wear a style like that without looking slovenly is sure to be a knockout.
Then there is Anne Winters wearing a lovely little two piece that shows off the tummy that only one percent of the developed world has. If I had a stomach as fit as hers then I would cut out the front of all of my shirts just to be able to show it off all the time. If people get to do it with their sleeves then I do not see why I shouldn’t be able to do it for this.
Photo Credit: Backgrid USA
Dramatic Ass Minivan Bear!
If you didn’t at all look at that picture and only looked at the words, then congratulations, you’re one of the rare freaks who only reads the words in a post instead of only looking at the picture and moving on. But if you’re one of those rare freaks, then you probably thought to yourself, “John Travolta drives a minivan?!” But today’s HSOTD is an actual bear.
Nicole Minkin Lissenden of North Carolina writes in the description of the YouTube video that a bear got into her family’s minivan, and after she figured out that a wild intruder had broken in, she ran off. The bear was trapped inside and the minivan’s automatic doors failed to work at a time when they should really work, so her husband ran to unlock it. As Nicole recorded, her husband unlocked the door, thinking that I don’t know, the bear would suddenly learn how to open up a mini-fucking-van and stroll right out. That didn’t happen.
A bear opened the door to our unlocked van. I unwittingly closed him in, then went back a while later to retrieve something from the car, I realized a bear was inside. After the automatic doors failed to open, my husband had to unlock it with the key. The bear found another way out. We’re alive – our van, not so much!
Here’s the video, and yes, I salute that bear!
I salute that bear, because bitch knows how to make a dramatic exit. Sure that bear could’ve suddenly learned how to open a minivan door and slid on out like a normal, but who wants to be normal when you can be an extra motherfucker? Now THAT is an exit!
Jane Fonda is covering People Magazine this week because there’s a new documentary about her life coming to HBO. It’s called Jane Fonda in Five Acts. Four of the five acts are about the men in Fonda’s life, which was a structural choice made by the filmmaker, Susan Lacy (American Masters, Spielberg.) Fonda told People’s Jess Cagle that she’s ok with that.
I didn’t know what she was going to do [with the interviews and footage]. It took me completely by surprise that she did it in five acts and I completely understand why. As I talk about in my book, up until my 60s I was to a large extent defined by the men in my life. I was brought up to please. I wanted my father to love me and so I would turn myself into a pretzel to be what he wanted me to be. It just took me a long time to get over it. We don’t get to chose our parents. There are issues and there are wounds and there are handicaps. You spend the rest of your life trying to get over them. It took me into my 60s and then I began to come who I was supposed to be all along.
She put that so well. I like to think that I don’t do this anymore now that I’m in my 40s but I know exactly what she means. I love covering her interviews because she’s just so full of wisdom and she’s fearless now.
Fonda is one of those people who can explain and apologize for things multiple times and still get called out for them. (i.e. a woman.) I’m referring to her activism during Vietnam and the fact that she had plastic surgery, admitted to it in many interviews, and still got put on the spot by that hack Megyn Kelly in a joint interview with Robert Redford. (Then Kelly got mad that she got called out for her sh-tty interview skills and attacked Fonda for her decades old activism.) Anyway in her documentary she talks about her plastic surgery and she says the same thing that we’ve heard from her for years, that she’s not proud of it but that she wanted a change.
“I’m glad I look good for my age, but I’ve had plastic surgery,” she says in a new HBO documentary about her life, titled Jane Fonda in Five Acts. “I’m not going to lie about that.”
Fonda has been open in the past about why she got work done on her eyes and jawline. “I got tired of looking tired when I wasn’t,” she’s said. Still, in the documentary, she admits she feels bad about wanting to do it.
“On one level, I hate the fact that I’ve had the need to alter myself physically to feel that I’m OK,” she says. “I wish I wasn’t like that. I love older faces. I love lived-in faces. I loved Vanessa Redgrave’s face.”
She adds, “I wish I was braver. But I am what I am.”
As far as how she also keeps her incredible figure, Fonda, a fan of pilates, says she still works out. “Just more slowly now,” she’s said.
People has more, including the sad story of Fonda losing her mother to suicide. Jane was just 12 years old when her dad told her her mom passed from a heart attack. She learned it was suicide by reading a magazine. Jane told Jess Cagle “As a child, you always think it was your fault… It takes a long time to get over the guilt.” She said she’s since read her mother’s medical records and understands, forgives and has “tremendous empathy” for her. I really want to see Jane’s documentary. Even if we’ve heard some of these stories from her before, I want to hear them again. Ooh and I can get Book Club on Redbox. I know what I’m doing this weekend.
photos credit: People, Avalon.red and Getty
I know, I’ve stopped counting myself.
Anyway, two and a half minutes into this clip, from Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, Meyers addressed the thorny topic in comic books right now, proving that no, it’s not just Bleeding Cool.
‘I’m just glad his parents aren’t alive to see this.’
Not sure about that one.
‘Before you judge, I was fighting Mister Freeze’
Yeah okay, that’s better.
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Sandra Bullock has lost her beloved father, who passed away on Tuesday, September 18 at 93 after years of poor health, RadarOnline.com can confirm. Though the actress is a busy mom of two, she quietly was a “full-time nurse” to her dad in his final months at his home in Birmingham, Alabama, Radar can exclusively report. “Sandy absolutely worships her daddy and wants to be there for him in his twilight years,” a source told Radar this summer. “She’s put a lot of projects to one side so she they can spend precious time together, and if that means losing out on some movie roles then I’m sure her attitude is, ‘So be it.’” Military veteran John’s longtime friend Jimmy Koikois told Radar very private superstar Sandra didn’t “want anyone to know” she was in town acting as her father’s caretaker. For more details on Sandra’s loving relationship with her father, click through Radar’s gallery.
Back in September of 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt following an incident aboard an aircraft that remains shrouded in mystery.
The former couple has experienced their share of ups and downs in the years since, but those who know Pitt and Jolie best say there have been more downs than ups.
While they've mostly refrained from talking about their situation publicly, it's common knowledge that Brad and Angelina's divorce has been a messy one, with both parties taking action make life more difficult for the other.
For most of the past two years, Pitt and Jolie were not even on speaking terms, communicating instead through attorneys and professional mediators.
So the news that Brad and Angelina arranged a secret meeting in order to settle their differences has come as quite a shock to fans:
"Brad and Angelina actually set up a secret meeting at her house," a source tells E! News.
"It’s the first time they have truly gotten together to make things work since their group therapy with the children. Brad and Angie’s meeting was a success.
"They are going to stay with the plan set forth through the courts."
The insider adds that it was Jolie who made the decision to attempt a detente with Brad:
“Angelina decided it was time to try to make things work and Brad was relieved and very ready for the offer," the source continues.
"Brad has been dedicated to making peace throughout the process and now it finally seems like they are at a point where they can create a calmer situation for the kids."
The timing of the truce is rather odd, as just last month, Jolie filed court documents accusing Brad of failure to pay "meaningful child support."
The source claims that since that filing, Angelina reached the realization that in deciding to go nuclear against Brad, she was causing collateral damage to her children.
"Angelina created a very difficult situation for Brad and the children and she has finally realized her behavior backfired," the insider claims.
"Angelina loves her kids very much and it seems like she felt threatened she might lose time with them and, in turn, she went on the attack. Unfortunately, everyone in the family has suffered," the tipster continues.
“She started to see a change in the kids' behavior because they missed their dad," the source adds.
"The kids' reaction to the divorce actually helped Angie try a different tact."
While it's unfortunate that it took Pitt and Jolie years to reach a mutually amicable co-parenting relationship, we applaud them for their efforts.
And much more importantly, we're sure their kids will thank them.
I understand that DC Comics intended to keep Batman: Damned #1 in stock for quite some time and had printed a large backstock to fill orders as the second and third issues were published.
But then Bleeding Cool noticed that Batman got his dick out in the comic in question. Published scans of the Batmember. And noted that the digital version of the comic had these items censored, it was only viewable in print.
And so a print run that would have sufficed for a comic book by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo telling a lush story about Batman and John Constantine, death and childhood, falling and the fallen, with new details about Bruce’s life and quite a sacrilegious cliffhanger, was no match for Bruce Wayne’s batpole.
There has been some call from retailers to make the comic returnable, as the version they had previewed was the censored version without the batawang, and was also missing the final page which, for those operating in Bible Belt areas, may have been an unanticipated shocker as well. Again, it’s not so much that the comic had these elements, but the previews provided to retailers in order to make their orders from did not have those elements.
However, if DC Comics does make it returnable, they may actually have little takers. The comic has gone to back-order at Diamond Comic Distributors, they have no more copies, and are waiting for DC Comics to get round to a second printing.
With or without penis, that is yet to be confirmed…
BATMAN DAMNED #1 (OF 3) (MR)
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DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead. There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery. Problem is, Batman can’t remember… and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he’s uncovering. So who better to set him straight than… John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. So with John’s “help,” the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker. BATMAN: DAMNED is a bimonthly super-natural horror story told by two of comics’ greatest modern creators-a visceral thrill-ride that proudly puts the “black” in BLACK LABEL.In Shops: Sep 19, 2018 SRP: $6.99
The fight for better LGBTQ representation on television is a long, slow process, but in 2018, it seems like things are finally starting to improve. After writers on the CW series The 100 killed off a major lesbian character in 2016, taking scene cues directly from a 2000 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, fans took their ire and created a nonprofit dedicated to seeking better LGBTQ representation in media. LGBT Fans Deserve Better aims to dismantle negative LGBTQ tropes in pop culture and fights for better, more positive representation across the board.
Unfortunately, lots of TV shows that introduce LGBTQ characters end up killing them off in a harmful trope called "Bury Your Gays." LGBTQ characters in romantic relationships seem to be particularly targeted for this plot, which suggests that we can't be happy in love because our stories always end in tragedy. However, there are a handful of not-straight characters who had more than just fleeting moments of happiness on their various TV series, and that's worth celebrating. Heck, even the history of same-sex kisses on TV is worth celebrating, so we're doing exactly that.
We've rounded up some of the best same-sex kisses in television history, from the most groundbreaking to the most romantic.
C.J. and Abby on L.A. Law
L.A. Law was known for pushing boundaries when it aired in the early '90s, but when C.J. (Amanda Donohoe) and Abby (Michele Greene) kissed in season five, it was a groundbreaking, historical moment. Theirs was the first lesbian kiss on network television; to make that even better, they kiss twice, though each one is little more than a peck.
Rhonda and Suzanna on Relativity
When the short-lived 1997 drama Relativity gave its lesbian character Rhonda (Lisa Edelstein) a kiss scene, it was deeply affecting, especially for the episode's writer, Jan Oxenberg. The kiss was groundbreaking because it was the first lesbian kiss on primetime television, and it was more than just a peck. Oxenberg, who is a lesbian, told the Los Angeles Times that watching the kiss brought her to tears.
Jack and Will on Will & Grace
Furious that a same-sex kiss was apparently cut from a network television show, Jack (Sean Hayes) takes Will (Eric McCormack) to the Good Morning America set and tells Al Roker his feelings on the matter. "How long will I have to wait to see two gay men kiss on network television?" he demands, to which Will responds, "Not as long as you think." They kiss, live on GMA, and it's a moment that none of them can believe. At the time, this was the longest same-sex kiss ever to air on network television. It lasts only seconds.
Ally and Ling on Ally McBeal
There were several same-sex kisses on Ally McBeal, though most of them were intended to make creepy men stop hitting on Ally (Calista Flockhart). When she and Ling (Lucy Liu) kissed after they had dinner together, it was romantic, sexy and one of the longest-lasting same-sex kisses on TV up until that point. The episode aired in 1999.
Jack and Doug on Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek followed a pretty classic gay storyline with Jack (Kerr Smith), whose coming-out process was arduous and heartbreaking but ultimately very satisfying by the end of the series. His happy ending with Doug (Dylan Neal) was one of the best things the series ever did.
Willow and Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Truth be told, every time Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Tara (Amber Benson) kissed on-screen, it was a huge win for fans. When they reunited in season six after a series of terrible decisions on Willow's part, it was particularly satisfying. "Can we just skip it? Can you just be kissing me now?" is a line that sticks out across all seven seasons of Buffy canon because it's romantic and hopeful and so indicative of these two characters and their relationship. In retrospect, it's also heartbreaking, because the BtVS writers killed Tara off almost immediately after this moment.
Paris and Rory on Gilmore Girls
When Paris (Liza Weil) decides she wants to do spring break the way her high school friends do it, she kisses Rory (Alexis Bledel) in an attempt to do something crazy and possibly get free drinks. The kiss is played for laughs and it's incredibly brief, but it sparked a lot of feedback from Gilmore Girls fans who, to this day, wonder what could have been.
Lena and Bianca on All My Children
The first same-sex kiss on daytime television didn't happen until 2003, when All My Children's Lena (Olga Sosnovska) and Bianca (Eden Riegel) locked lips in a passionate, honest farewell scene.
Kalinda and Lana on The Good Wife
The Good Wife's Kalinda (Parminder Nagra) is a bisexual femme fatale who has a number of super-steamy moments with FBI agent Lana (Jill Flint) while she's trying to glean information for a case. Their semi-slow-burn sexual tension leads to a kiss that had viewers on the edge of their seats.
Luke and Noah on As the World Turns
When Luke (Van Hansis) and Noah (Jake Silbermann) kissed in 2007 on As the World Turns, fans sent Hershey's kisses to the studio to ask for a second kiss until one finally aired, over a year later. The American Family Association called for a boycott of one of the show's sponsors, Procter & Gamble, which stood behind the show and the relationship because it "values diversity," the company said in a statement.
Will and Neil on Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives didn't air a same-sex kiss until 2012, putting it nine years behind All My Children and five years behind As the World Turns in the inclusion department for daytime soaps. However, when Will (Chandler Massey) and Neil (Jesse Kristofferson) finally kissed, it was a sweet, earnest moment.
Blaine and Kurt on Glee
When Chris Colfer auditioned for Ryan Murphy's Glee, the writers liked him so much that they created a character just for him: Kurt. In season two, when Kurt finally found a love interest in Blaine (Darren Criss), their romance became one of the staple components of the show, which was heralded for its LGBTQ inclusion throughout its run. Their first kiss was also a far cry from early predecessors in both passion and length.
Santana and Brittany on Glee
Glee didn't just have a long-term gay relationship; it also had a long-term relationship between a lesbian, Santana (Naya Rivera), and a bisexual woman, Brittany (Heather Morris). These two saw a lot of ups and downs throughout the series but ultimately had a happy ending. Their first on-screen kiss was a makeout scene, which was definitely bold, even for Glee.
Cam and Mitchell on Modern Family
After several seasons of not nearly enough PDA between longtime partners Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) on Modern Family, they tied the knot in an incredibly sweet ceremony on the season five finale. It's so, so nice to see same-sex couples have happy storylines that last, and Cam and Mitchell are a paradigm example of that.
Nomi and Amanita on Sense8
Netflix's Sense8 featured a primarily LGBTQ main cast, including a transgender main character played by a transgender actor. One of the show's two long-term same-sex couples, Nomi (Jamie Clayton) and Amanita/Neets (Freema Agyeman), had quite a few incredible kisses and sex scenes. Their dual proposal in season two, however, is one of the most positive and joyous moments on the show.
Petra and J.R. on Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin embodies all the best things about daytime soaps and brings them to a prime-time audience. In season four, when Petra (Yael Grobglas) realizes she's super into Jane Ramos (Rosario Dawson), the writers make them jump through a ton of hoops, in true soap-opera fashion. When they finally work it out, though, the payoff is so worth it.
Workplace training has long been considered one of the key early areas where virtual reality can make a dent in the enterprise. Walmart already made some noise when it announced it would be bringing VR hardware into its training centers, now the company is planning to send Oculus Go headsets to each of its 5,000 stores so that more of Walmart’s employees can get instruction more often.
The big box giant will begin sending four headsets to each Walmart supercenter and two headsets to each Neighborhood Market in the country. That may not necessarily seem like a ton to train a store full of employees, but at Walmart’s scale that amounts to about 17,000 headsets being shipped by year’s end.
The move is the evolution of an announcement that the company made last year that it was working with STRIVR Labs to bring virtual reality training to its 200 “Walmart Academy” training centers. Those training sessions were done on PC-tethered Oculus Rifts, the move to Oculus Go headsets really showcases how much more simple standalone headset hardware is to setup and operate. Just being able to send a few of these to each store and expect that people will be able to navigate them easily is a win for Oculus and Facebook as most early VR hardware has taken a healthy bit of troubleshooting in order to engage with anything.
“Walmart was one of the first companies to benefit from VR’s ability to enrich employee education, and its applications will only grow from here,” Oculus business partnerships head Andy Mathis said in a press release. “What makes it so compelling is that costly, difficult, or otherwise impossible scenarios and simulations become not only possible, but immediately within reach.”
Virtual reality offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure to processes and products before it’s actually go-time. For employees, the experience can be more engaging than existing options and I would imagine people are less prone to distractions or mindlessly clicking through screens.
STRIVR’s instruction videos are largely 360 video-based with interactive onscreen prompts and can offer employees an opportunity to see and feel like they’re interacting with new initiatives before the infrastructure is even in place. In today’s announcement, Walmart specifically highlighted how new store features like “Pickup Towers” for online purchases were able to be get running more quickly as employees had already “interacted” with them in VR before they were installed in the store.
Walmart will start shipping the headsets to stores this month.
Nicki Minaj is not shy about showing off her dangerous curves! This Wednesday, the feisty rapper rocked a sheer multicolored jumpsuit, and no bra, while posing for photos at Diesel Store in Milan. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to see the shocking photos.
Now that Disney have officially dropped the “Wreck-It Ralph 2” from the title of their upcoming sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet, it seemed like a good time for them to release a new trailer and poster for the film.
We finally have a sense of the plot and main conflict for the film is, and it’s a lot better than I was expecting. Sugar Rush, the racing game that’s home to Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) gets unplugged at Litwak’s Arcade when the joystick breaks. Vanellope calls on her friend Ralph (John C. Reilly) to help her go to the internet and get the piece to fix her game.
However, once Vanellope discovers a new and better racing game within the internet, she decides that she wants to stay, which is going to break Ralph’s heart. It’s far from original and probably won’t be as good as the first film, but at least they’re trying something different, unlike, say, Finding Dory, which basically just remade the first movie again.
I’m still not sure Wreck-It Ralph needed a sequel, but with the entire creative team back, plus all the voice talent from the first film—including a very noticeable Bill Hader cameo—it’s got a fighting chance at being good.
Ralph Breaks the Internet starting on November 21.
Last month, Jinger Duggar shared a baby pic that raised some genuine fan concerns about sweet little Felicity Vuolo's health.
Now, she's shared a new photo, and followers are expressing new worries -- this time, about something that Jinger and Jeremy are doing to Felicity.
Jinger doesn't want to hear it, though, and has retaliated by turning off Instagram comments.
Everybody loves Felicity. She's precious and, unlike many of the Duggars, she's totally unproblematic. Because she's a baby.
But in recent photos, as you're about to see, Felicity is wearing a pair of little mittens that are just the size for her tiny baby hands.
Why is she wearing mittens in September?
Well, the American Society of Pediatrics mentions that mittens are a soft way to keep a baby from scratching her own face with her incredibly sharp fingernails.
But to hear some of Jinger's followers say it, Jinger is doing more harm than good.
The comments may no longer be visible on Instagram, but they really did accumulate in a short time before Jinger deactivated them.
"Those mitts are so stupid," insists one follower. "They need to self soothe and they can't with those mitts."
That follower continued, demanding that Jinger "get them off. They aren't going to take their eyes out."
Another wrote that Jinger's fine motor skills might become impaired by the occassional wearing of protective mittens.
"Free the hands!" that follower writes. "Better for her development."
Other followers, however, could not roll their eyes hard enough at the claim that these mittens were detrimental for baby Felicity.
"For goodness sakes," exclaims one follower at the discourse.
"If she wants to put gloves on her hands, it's entirely her choice," writes the defender. "Geez."
"Support one another's decisions," insists another. "Gloves or no gloves, it's a personal choice."
Jill Duggar has also made it clear that she is totally in support of Felicity's mittens.
Those comments all went the way of the dodo when Jinger wiped the slate clean on Instagram.
Some followers took to other recent photos that Jinger has shared to share their thoughts.
"Shame on all the haters...." writes one such commenter. "How do the think they would react being under a microscope 24/7...."
(This commenter is almost certainly of an older generation, as there is anecdotal evidence that they experience elipses on the internet differently than Millennials and Gen Z do)
"Women support women..." the commenter continues. "Lift them up not tear each other down...."
Admittedly, those defenders may miss the point. The point isn't to blindly support all parenting choices, but to support choices that are safe and not harmful.
Mittens appear to be safe and non-harmful. Mittens still allow for fingers to be wiggled, and in any case, it doesn't look like Felicity is wearing them at all times.
There are some truly terrible parents in the Duggar family -- starting with Jim Bob and Michelle. And most people wouldn't let Josh Duggar arounda baby doll, let alone a real baby.
Perhaps mom-shamers should save their ire for a more deserving target?
Spotify today is taking another step that may make record labels uncomfortable. Fresh off reports that the streaming service is cutting its own licensing deals with independent artists, the company this morning announced it will now allow indie artists to directly upload their music to its service, too.
The upload feature is today launching into beta on Spotify for Artists, the online dashboard that arrived publicly last year. This dashboard and its accompanying mobile app allow artists to track metrics surrounding their streams and their fan base demographics.
Through the new upload tool, artists will now be able to add their own tracks to the streaming service in just a few clicks.
Explains Spotify, artists will upload the music, preview how things will appear, then edit the music’s metadata, if need be. They’ll also be able to choose when those new tracks “go live” on Spotify. (No more new music Fridays, perhaps.)
Most importantly, Spotify says that artists are paid as usual for their uploaded music – the royalty payments will simply be direct deposited to artists’ bank accounts every month.
Another new report in the dashboard will detail how much the uploaded streams are earning and when they can expect to be paid.
The upload option is free, and Spotify says it won’t deduct any fees or commissions of its own.
The move is likely to concern labels, who have traditionally acted as gatekeepers between artists and fans. But through digital media platforms, artists have been exploring new ways to build their audience.
For example, on SoundCloud – a service Spotify once considered acquiring – indie musicians, DJs, bands and other performers have been able to attract followings. Similarly, YouTube has often served as a discovery vehicle for unknowns.
Both services will be impacted by this move, as it’s one of the reasons they’re used by artists. Now, they’ll be able to point fan bases directly to their Spotify tracks.
Those who are able to gain fans on their own may be able to route around the need for a label, and subsequently keep more of their earnings in the process.
“Artists receive 50% of net revenues from the songs they upload, and Spotify also accounts to publishers and collection societies for additional royalties related to the music composition,” said Kene Anoliefo, the Senior Product Lead for Spotify’s Creator Marketplace, confirming the payout structure.
Meanwhile, according to a recent report by The NYT, artists working with labels may see much smaller percentages. The report said that Spotify typically pays a record label around 52 percent of the revenue generated by each stream. The label, in turn, then pays the artist a royalty of anywhere from 15% to as high as 50%.
If artists are dealing directly with Spotify, they could be making more money.
Labels suggested that they could retaliate against Spotify for overstepping. The NYT had also said. They may do things like withhold licenses Spotify needs for key international expansions, like India, or not agree to new terms after existing contracts expire.
They could also offer more exclusives and promos to Spotify’s rivals, like Apple Music, which has surged ahead in the U.S. and is now neck-and-neck here with Spotify for paid subscribers. (Some reports, as well as Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, have claimed Apple Music is ahead in North America.)
Spotify has historically downplayed these concerns to investors, saying that it’s building a two-sided marketplace, and that it’s always licensed music from creators both “large and small” and will continue to license music from whomever owns the rights.
A music upload feature also means artists who own their own rights could break out big on Spotify if they catch the attention of playlist editors – something that Spotify now makes it easier for them to do, as well.
In addition, having indies upload music directly means Spotify could better compete against Apple Music by attracting more artists and their fans to its platform.
The upload feature is debuting in beta on an invite-only basis in the U.S., Spotify says.
A small handful of independent artists are already on board, including Noname, Michael Brun, VIAA, and Hot Shade. They provided Spotify with some initial feedback in earlier testing ahead of the beta launch, the company says.
“We started off by working with artists who are both deeply engaged in our platform – so they use Spotify for
Artists often – and they also release music often,” said Anoliefo, adding that music upload has been one of artists’ most requested features.
“We used the test with them to shape the tool and make an upload process that we think is really easy, transparent and flexible. It’ll enable artists to use the tool to upload music through Spotify for Artists whenever they like. There are no barriers or constraints. And they can upload as often as they’d like. And as many times as they like,” she said.
Over the next few months, Spotify will email other artists to ask them to try out the feature, as well.
Initially, it will open up access to a few hundred more, before rolling it out publicly to the over 200,000 monthly active users of the Spotify for Artists platform.
At launch, music upload will be a web-only feature. The company wouldn’t comment on its plans to bring the feature to mobile.
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Derick Dillard would like to make one thing clear.
As clear as humanly possible because otherwise the close-minded bigot would simply be unable to go on with his life.
And that one thing is this:
He is not related, even merely through marriage, with any gay people.
Okay? Alright?!? Can you stop spreading this rumor now please?!?!?!?!?
The former TLC star, who has made his opinions on the LGBT community VERY well known over the past several months, responded in surprise and annoyance this week when a Twitter user asked about the sexual orientation of a relative.
Specifically, this user wanted to know if Jana Duggar was a lesbian.
Even more specifically, this user wanted to know if Jana Duggar was actively engaged in a same-sex relationship.
“Is Jana dating her friend Lauren. There are tons of rumors flying. Set the record straight," this individual wrote to Derick.
This curious television viewer was likely referring Jana’s friend Laura DeMasie, who has been featured on the program Counting On ...
... and was even with Jana at the hospital when Jinger Duggar gave birth to her daughter Felicity.
Here's a look at the two women side-by-side, which doesn't imply anything of course:
Dillard - who, it bears repeating, really despises gay people - wrote back to this inquiry with just two words:
It's unclear whether he had heard such chatter before, but it's not hard to imagine him nearly vomiting from the thought of this possibility.
For the record: Jana is the eldest Duggar daughter at age 28.
This is not especially old for one to be single, but it's downright ancient in this family's universe, as Jim Bob and Michelle have successfully married off Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna already.
Jana's non-married and non-pregnant status has many loved ones confused and concerned.
They really want someone to propose already, dag nammit.
Dillard may feel the same way... as long as that someone is not a female.
He was fired by TLC awhile back after constantly slamming transgender teenager Jazz Jennings, a fellow reality star who has never said a cross word about Derick.
But she's transgender.
That's all Dillard need to know to think she's some abhorrent transgression against God.
Derick is by far the most outspoken of anyone in this family when it comes to his views on sexual orientation, but let's not fool ourselves, right?
Would any of the Duggars support Jana if she actually were gay?
Shannon Beador looks fabulous after her split from husband David. The Real Housewives of Orange County star has lost a whopping amount of weight and is now the skinniest she’s been since her nasty divorce. But it’s been a long struggle. During her divorce low point, Shannon was 40 pounds overweight. Scroll through RadarOnline.com’s gallery for more on Shannon’s yo-yo weight loss journey and how she’s wound up svelte and sexy!
AI gliders learn to fly using air currents, just like birds
Birds don't always flap their wings to fly; sometimes they soar by taking advantage of rising columns of warm air known as thermals. With large wingspans, they can stay aloft for hours while expending minimal energy. Exactly how they do it ...
Physicists train robotic gliders to soar like birds
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The Duchess of Sussex did the big launch event for Together, the cookbook she organized to keep the Hubb Community Kitchen open seven days a week. I thought she was going to be doing this event alone, with the women of the community kitchen, within Kensington Palace. I was wrong! First of all, she organized a large tent on palace grounds so that she and the ladies can cook together, out in the open. Secondly, Prince Harry came out to support his wife’s project… and I suspect he was really hungry too. Thirdly, DORIA IS THERE. Doria came out to support her daughter’s wonderful project.
Fashion notes for Meghan: a top by Tuxe, a skirt by Misha Nonoo and a jacket/coat by Smyth. But this is one of those moments where I couldn’t care less about a duchess’s clothes. Her clothes aren’t the story at all. The story is how amazing it is that she managed to put together this project.
Here’s a video of their arrival:
Doria introduced herself as "Meg's mom" and said she was "head over heels" with pride pic.twitter.com/jm5xQBCEJH
— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) September 20, 2018
Meghan gave a speech without notes:
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) September 20, 2018
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) September 20, 2018
Photos and video courtesy of social media, WENN.
Sandra Bullock has lost a shining light in her life.
RadarOnline.com has learned the actress’ beloved father passed away on Tuesday, September 18, at 10:04 p.m. after months of illness.
“Surrounded by family and friends, John W. Bullock left the building. As a father, grandfather and WWII veteran, we #thankyouforyourservice PS: Hey God, we’re sending you a live one!” Sandra’s longtime boyfriend, Bryan Randall, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, along with a sweet photo of John.
Sadly, John Wilson Bullock’s death does not come as a surprise to Radar readers, who know the beloved man had been very ill for over three years.
Back in 2015, The National ENQUIRER reported John, 93, was having severe health issues related to a farm accident that occurred in Virginia years ago. At the time, Sandra’s father was crushed by a tractor, a dreadful incident which resulted in several broke bones and other disorders.
Naturally, the Hollywood actress was “shattered” by the news of her dad’s declining health in 2015, and took it upon herself to take care of him.
Recently, however, John’s maladies began getting worse, so much so that he was rushed to a local Alabama hospital to get treatment.
“She’s already lost her mom, Helga, years ago,” a source told OK! earlier this year. “The realization that her dad’s time is running out has left her heartbroken.”
Radar readers know Sandra, 54, was forced to mourn the death of her mom in 2000 after Helga’s long battle with cancer.
“It was very hard for her when she lost her mom,” an insider told Radar in 2015. “Now she’s really dreading losing her dad.”
Sandra Bullock has yet to speak of her father’s devastating death.
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If you've been watching the current season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, you may have noticed that something about the show is a bit ... off.
And we're not talking about the fact that Ronnie's baby mama makes the rest of the cast look downright sophisticated by comparison, or the mystery of how Mike is able to casually consume 4,500 calories at each meal.
No, we're talking about the haphazard, slapdash way the show seems to be assembled this season,
Jersey Shore Family Vacation 2 -- as it's officially known -- was a rush job inspired by the success of its predecessor, and frankly -- it often shows.
Cast members come and go as they're forced to attend to career and family obligations that were lined up before this season was hastily greenlit.
Scenes often seem to go on forever as producers attempt to convince us they've got a season's worth of material despite the fact that we last checked in on our favorite guidos less than two months ago.
But perhaps the show's biggest flaw these days is the fact that individual storylines often seem to be fabricated from whole cloth.
Take the ongoing "feud" between Snooki and Jenni, for example.
On social media, viewers have expressed confusion, as the main point of contention between these two seems to be that Snooki invited Angelina to Vegas -- which makes little sense, as Jenni would be well aware that her friend did so out of professional obligation.
(Love her or hate her, Angelina is good for drama, a fact the show's producers are well aware of.)
In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, Snooks basically confirmed what viewers have long suspected -- there is no Snooki vs. JWoww feud.
"The last episode, nothing made sense to us because we know exactly what happened," she said.
"Sometimes editing, they try and leave stuff out, so they make it seem like something was there that wasn't. We're not scripted at all. We just go in there and do our thing, but we never know how they're going to edit it."
"We aren't scripted. But what does happen is the editing and how it comes off. That is not our control.
"I could be mad at Angelina but they can make it look like I'm mad at Jenni. I'm like, that's not even what's going on."
She went on to clarify that Jenni's decision to head home to her family had nothing to do with the drama on the show:
"I got upset for Jenni because she left for her son, because her son had a doctor appointment, but they made it seem like she left because she was mad that I invited Joey and Angelina,"
"So Jenni is not a bully, leave her alone," Snooki added.
"The editing really screws her up."
Obviously, this is far from the first time that MTV's editors have come under fire for manipulating footage.
But we hope at the end of the day, those airing their grievances understand that this is the nature of reality TV -- and for the most part, viewers are well aware of that.
Three years after its introduction, GoPro is killing its Session camera line.
The cute little cube was dropped today after GoPro revealed its latest lineup of Hero7 cameras.
When the Hero4 Session was first revealed in 2015, it was the action camera company’s first major redesign and signaled some dramatic ethos shifts, some that ultimately found their way to other GoPro cameras and others that it seems to be taking to the grave. It was the first GoPro to have a waterproof/shockproof casing built-in, it dropped the user replaceable battery and it significantly reduced the camera’s footprint.
It was not designed to be the “cheap camera” and was initially positioned at a $399 price point near the high-end of its lineup at the time. The company ultimately failed to really differentiate the Session form factor and despite an ambitious introduction it just kind of ended up becoming the company’s low-end product that didn’t work with any of the existing GoPro accessories that were being sold.
The writing was on the wall when the company neglected to refresh the hardware at its Hero6 event last year, but the Hero5 Session kept chugging along as the entry-level GoPro until the company showed off a new $199 Hero camera in March.
The Hero5 Session is not alone singing its swan song, the Hero6 Black and Hero5 Black have also been officially discontinued replaced by the Hero7 White, Silver and Black editions.
Any story about GoPro’s product line is also a story about the health of the public company and this year that story seems to be a more conservative one with the company’s new flagship device the Hero7 Black moving mostly lateral on hardware specs while throwing its focus to software tech like digital video stabilization. The moves seem designed to reduce R&D costs while widening the gap between the low and high-end on the company’s far cleaner new product line.
While there were only so many directions the company could move in technically from the Hero6 Black which shot 4K at 60 frames, the H7 Black is treading water on more than a few specs as the internals take only minor updates all powered by the company’s last-gen GP1 chip. It’s still a fantastic little camera that delivers best-in-class footage but beyond a new paint job and some subtle tweaks to the microphone, the most significant hardware differences are a bump from 1GB to 2GBs of RAM and the addition of a MiFi chip.
This phone may have a giant 7 printed on the side of it, but the device is, at its heart, a very capable old dog with some new tricks. While the camera introduction seems to be a step back in bravado, from a business perspective, the moves GoPro is making with their product line seem to be responsible choices for a company that’s stock price has dropped from just under $12 one year ago to just above $6 today.
Where the company has chosen to emphasize the evolution of the H7 Black is in its software, most notably with what it’s calling HyperSmooth, updated digital stabilization tech that makes use of the extra onboard memory and is so good, GoPro claims, that you won’t need to buy a hand stabilizer like the company’s Karma Grip.
In practice, HyperSmooth definitely makes some improvements over the stabilization tech present in previous generations but the advances are much more subtle to a Hero6 Black owner than someone who owned a Hero cam several years ago. Stabilization was one of my favorite things about the last-gen Hero6; it’s an essential action cam feature but one that GoPro pulled off with style. The fact that they’ve further improved it in a notable way is impressive but it’s hard to see it as a device-mover.
Here’s a look at it in action:
The other noteworthy feature in this release is live-streaming which is possible over WiFi and lets users stream directly from the camera, something that hasn’t been possible in any other GoPro.
Other software updates include a cool TimeWarp mode which further crops the camera’s field-of-view for an ultra stabilized time lapse. It’s a fun feature that gives users something cool to export to their phone without worrying about further editing.
Photos haven’t really ever been the Hero line’s strong-suit and while the company has made plenty of moves to become more Instagram-friendly, the device is still a video-first camera that is also capable of capturing stills. The addition of HDR color-matching on the H7 makes for some nicer wide-angle pics especially of landscape shots where the sky dominates the shot.
I am a big fan of general UI improvements that the company has made. Everything feels a lot cleaner and designed to be more smartphone-like. There’s a lot less guessing and it all makes for expedited fumbling when moving through modes.[gallery ids="1716496,1716494,1716492,1716491,1716493"]
Across the board, everything else that was great about the company’s last camera is still worthwhile here. Slow-mo is fantastic, waterproofing and shockproofing still get the job done and voice control is a bit messy but a nice bonus. Even if the updates are less headline-grabbing with the H7, for owners of the Hero5 and earlier, this is a killer upgrade in quality.
You’re still going to struggle with big file sizes that you dread exporting to your phone or laptop and a battery that always seems to die at the worst time, but other features have taken some nice subtle steps forward in this iteration. I would imagine this camera’s introduction is less about getting Hero6 Black or even previous GoPro owners to upgrade and perhaps more about giving new customers more reasons to buy the higher-end devices it its much cleaner product line.
Software features like stabilization definitely aren’t the juiciest features to sell new hardware, but this light update for the H7 Black and GoPro’s revamp of its whole camera line aren’t just about making footage smoother, they’re also about stabilizing a company.
GoPro delivered a big refresh of its cameras today with a lot of new product names but not quite as many hardware updates as we’ve seen in past updates.
The new lineup from GoPro is definitely less confusing from a branding perspective. The Hero7 White, Silver and Black will cost $199, $299 and $399 respectively. Unlike past years, the company will be discontinuing the previous generations rather than just dropping the price. The company did not offer any updates on its Fusion 360-degree camera.
The new cameras ship September 27.
In terms of the new product line, here’s what you’re looking at when it comes to specs.
Hero7 White Specs
- Max video: 1440p @ 60 frames
- Waterproof up to 10m
- 10MP photos
Hero7 Silver Specs
- Max video: 4K @ 30 frames
- Waterproof up to 10m
- 10MP photos
Hero7 Black Specs
- Max video: 4K @ 60 frames
- Slow-mo: 2.7K @ 120 frames, 1080p @ 240 frames
- Waterproof up to 10m
- 12MP HDR photos
While the White and Silver models both have a new color palette, they both have lost the small front LCD status screen that could help you determine what mode you were in. It’s an interesting move that probably offered a drop in bill of materials cost for the cameras and offered a broader range of differences between low and high-end models but they do ultimately kind of feel like downgrades to the Hero5 Black and Hero they are replacing in the lineup.
The flagship Hero7 Black is again the star of the group, but the differences between the newcomer and its preceding model are far less pronounced than in past releases.
You can check out our Hero7 Black review for some more details on how the hardware and software stack up.
It was another big week for the comic book industry, particularly on the Batman front. DC kicked off a major new storyline in Batman #55 and debuted the new Black Label imprint with Batman: Damned #1. Over at Marvel, Return of Wolverine #1 began the latest key chapter in this life of this apparently immortal hero.
Scroll down to check out our new reviews, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below.
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Comic books featuring Buffy the Vampire Slayer now have a new home at publisher BOOM! Studios.
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Infamous and very controversial 3-D printed gun promoter, Cody Wilson, 30, has just been charged with child sexual assault. The shocking event came after an underage girl claimed she had sex with the American crypto-anarchist after meeting him online.
According to a New York Times report, the man first got in touch with the 16-year-old girl through the website SugarDaddyMeet.com. There, he told the teen he was a “big deal” in the country, prompting her to agree to meet him in a Texas parking lot.
Wilson then drove the girl to a nearby hotel, where they allegedly had sex and he paid her $500 in cash.
In the days after the alleged intercourse, Wilson and then girl exchanged explicit photos via text.
Eventually, however, the teen told a counselor about the event. The person then alerted police, who confirmed the girl’s story using surveillance footage from the parking lot.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Wilson recently gained fame when he announced his plan to upload blueprints for 3-D printed guns onto his company, Defense Distributed’s website. After he was blocked from doing so by 19 states, he said that he would instead mail flash drives containing the files to whomever wished to buy them.
Of course, Wilson’s gun production scheme has become an issue of national safety and brought to light the issue of gun-control and free speech.
As of now, Wilson has not addressed the sexual assault claims made against him, and police still have a warrant out for his arrest. According to the New York Times, the free-market anarchist missed a flight back to the United States from Taipei, Taiwan, in recent days, and officials are having trouble tracking him down.
Stay with Radar for updates.
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MariaDB, the company behind the eponymous MySQL drop-in replacement database, today announced that it has acquired Clusterix, which itself is a MySQL drop-in replacement database, but with a focus on scalability. MariaDB will integrate Clusterix’s technology into its own database, which will allow it to offer its users a more scalable database service in the long run.
That by itself would be an interesting development for the popular open source database company. But there’s another angle to this story, too. In addition to the acquisition, MariaDB also today announced that cloud computing company ServiceNow is investing in MariaDB, an investment that helped it get to today’s acquisition. ServiceNow doesn’t typically make investments, though it has made a few acquisitions. It is a very large MariaDB user, though, and it’s exactly the kind of customer that will benefit from the Clusterix acquisition.
MariaDB CEO Michael Howard tells me that ServiceNow current supports about 80,000 instances of MariaDB. With this investment (which is actually an add-on to MariaDB’s 2017 Series C round), ServiceNow’s SVP of Development and Operations Pat Casey will join MariaDB’s board.
Why would MariaDB acquire a company like Clusterix, though? When I asked Howard about the motivation, he noted that he’s now seeing more companies like ServiceNow that are looking at a more scalable way to run MariaDB. Howard noted that it would take years to build a new database engine from the ground up.
“You can hire a lot of smart people individually, but not necessarily have that experience built into their profile,” he said. “So that was important and then to have a jumpstart in relation to this market opportunity — this mandate from our market. It typically takes about nine years, to get a brand new, thorough database technology off the ground. It’s not like a SaaS application where you can get a front-end going in about a year or so.
Howard also stressed that the fact that the teams at Clusterix and MariaDB share the same vocabulary, given that they both work on similar problems and aim to be compatible with MySQL, made this a good fit.
While integrating the Clusterix database technology into MariaDB won’t be trivial, Howard stressed that the database was always built to accommodate external database storage engines. MariaDB will have to make some changes to its APIs to be ready for the clustering features of Clusterix. “It’s not going to be a 1-2-3 effort,” he said. “It’s going to be a heavy-duty effort for us to do this right. But everyone on the team wants to do it because it’s good for the company and our customers.
MariaDB did not disclose the price of the acquisition. Since it was founded in 2006, though, the Y Combinator-incubated Clusterix had raised just under $72 million, though. MariaDB has raised just under $100 million so far, so it’s probably a fair guess that Clusterix didn’t necessarily sell for a large multiple of that.
I don’t know what’s going to happen with the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. What I do know is that it seems like there are a million new stories about Kavanaugh and the nomination process every day. This is one of those stories that’s about a lot more than just “another doughy misogynist is going to become a SCOTUS justice.” It’s a story about believing women’s stories, it’s a story about what men “get away with,” it’s about rape culture, it’s about run-of-the-mill optics, and it’s about white men being super-salty that they’re authority is being challenged in any way. Here are some of the stories from the past day:
A schoolmate of Christine Blasey Ford remembers. The former schoolmate remembers hearing about the incident at the time, and the schoolmate says that something definitely happened, and that we should believe Professor Ford, or at the very least get the FBI to investigate.
As for the FBI investigation. Trump still hasn’t authorized the FBI investigation or an updated background check into Kavanaugh. Republicans still claim that the FBI looking into Professor Ford’s story would be unnecessary and unprecedented. Except that when Anita Hill came forward during Clarence Thomas’s nomination, the FBI did investigate. It took three days.
No surprise, the GOP hopes Prof. Ford refuses to testify. Professor Ford has maintained, through her lawyer, that before she agrees to testify, the FBI should investigate. Republican senators are doing everything they can to fast-track Kavanaugh’s nomination, so even as they publicly plead with Ford to come to Washington and testify, they hope that their smear campaign against her has worked and she’ll be too intimidated to testify.
Ford’s lawyer issued another statement. Professor Ford basically says that no derp, the GOP isn’t acting in good faith, and it’s asinine that they would only call Ford and Kavanaugh to testify, especially considering there were witnesses and other people Ford told over the years.
Dear Professor Ford. Yesterday, the hashtag #DearProfessorFord began trending on Twitter. Women shared stories and praised Professor Ford for standing up for herself and for standing up to a powerful man who assaulted her and left her traumatized.
We want you to know that you are not alone. You are a survivor. Millions of us have your back.
We call on Senators to demand a full, fair and trauma-informed investigation.
Your Sisters pic.twitter.com/fsGNSH1xpm
— Paola Mendoza (@paolamendoza) September 19, 2018
#DearProfessorFord I believe you. I appreciate you. I can only imagine how hard it was for you to come forward with this information, and how difficult your life has been since. I hope you know that there are people who are in your corner.
— Dr. Donna M. Dopwell (@DonnaDopwell) September 20, 2018
“Tristan thought he would be a free man once preseason began and be back in Cleveland alone but that’s not happening. Khloe and the baby are coming too,” a source close to the NBA star exclusively told RadarOnline.com.
While Thompson, 27, was happy to be home alone and have space from the reality star, she insisted on moving back in.
“He was shocked she wanted to come and be there full time knowing how he will be constantly on the road. He tried to convince her to stay in L.A. so her mom and sisters can help with True but she wanted to be by his side,” added the insider.
Radar previously reported Kardashian, 34, was keeping a short leash on Thompson ever since he was caught kissing and cuddling up to a series of other women.
While they began showing PDA on social media again after solving their differences, Thompson still feels like he is trapped in Kardashian’s life, and has no way of getting out!
“He can’t catch a break and doesn’t want Khloe at this house full time during the season. But he can’t say anything. That’s his baby mama and he knows she doesn’t trust him which is the real reason why she’s moving back with him,” the source told Radar.
The shocking news comes days after Kardashian came clean about the basketball star’s cheating scandal on Instagram. After a user accused her of acting “like Tristan didn’t cheat,” the Revenge Body star fired back. “I’m not acting as if Tristan didn’t cheat. I’m saying the story about marriage and anyone insinuating they know what we speak about privately is ‘crap,’” she said.
Meanwhile, Thompson has stayed silent about the entire incident.
What do you think of Khloe Kardashian moving back to Cleveland with Tristan Thompson? Sound off in the comments below.
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Yesterday, Donald Trump visited North Carolina to see the chaos and tragedy left in Hurricane Florence’s wake. His staff wrote a little statement for him to make on camera, but I’m not sure a speechwriter would or could come up with this genius line: “This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.” As opposed to being wet from other standpoints? He’s literally just saying water is wet. And his whole vibe in this video is almost gleeful, like he’s so pleased that he gets to visit devastation and tragedy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2018
Also super-charming was this interaction he had with a Florence survivor who ended up with a yacht washed up in his backyard:
— Emily Cochrane (@ESCochrane) September 19, 2018
That’s just some of what Bigly was up to yesterday. The Hill also published a transcript of their interview with Trump, which was technically conducted on Tuesday. If you want to laugh and then cry and then go back to bed because nothing matters, you can read the full transcript here. Trump doesn’t even know what he’s saying half the time, he’s just spewing out words and catchphrases and vague conspiracies. These are the most notable highlights:
Why he’s declassifying ‘memos’ from the FBI: “I have not reviewed them. I have been asked by many people in Congress as you know to release them. I have watched commentators that I respect begging the president of the United States to release them. We’re sitting with one right here, we’re sitting with two, you’re right. More than once. And I have had many people ask me to release them. Not that I didn’t like the idea, but I wanted to wait. I wanted to see what, you know, where it was all going. And I think this whole, it’s a hoax. You know Gregg Jarrett wrote a book called the Russian Hoax. It actually is a hoax. I call it a witch hunt, but it’s a hoax. Beyond a witch hunt…. I have been asked by so many people that I respect, please — the great Lou Dobbs, the great Sean Hannity, the wonderful great Jeanie Pirro.”
The Russian investigation: “They know that this is one of the great scandals in the history of our country. Because basically what they did, is they used Carter Page who nobody even knew, who I feel very badly for, I think he has been treated very badly. They used Carter Page as a foil in order to surveil a candidate for the presidency of the United States. And if you think about it, I’ve been under investigation, even though they say I’m not under investigation and I’m not a target. You do know I’m not a target and I’m not under investigation. But, this has been going on from seven months prior to the election. And then you had, the appointment of Mueller, who’s highly conflicted. Highly conflicted.
On the idea of a Deep State: “I don’t like to use it because it sounds so conspiratorial and believe it or not I’m really not a conspiratorial person. But I think it’s a sad day for our country.
On Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser: “Has she agreed to testify yet?… It’s a very big thing, if she doesn’t. So, I have said right from the start and people have been very happy with what I’ve said that we have to let both sides speak, we have to take a look at his absolutely incredible record, a record like almost none other that I’ve seen. You know, between the schools, the intellect. You know I said yesterday, “not a blemish on his record.” And you have to look at what she has to say. So, I don’t want to comment on her until I see her.… The Democrats have had this letter for three months. They could have brought it up at the hearing during, you know, in course during the hearing. Dianne Feinstein knew all about it and if she knew about it that meant [Charles] Schumer knew about it. And every Democrat knew about it. This is no different than the Russian witch hunt, what they’ve done is they make up a lot of stuff and try and obstruct and resist.
I can’t. I read this yesterday and my mouth fell open and I had to shut off my computer and just not think about the presidency for a few hours. Please vote in the midterms.
In 2012 Lenny Kravitz was spotted in the streets of New York City in what can generously be called an oversized scarf. After he got caught by the paparazzi, everyone with a sense of humor and a working knowledge of Photoshop had their way with the photo, turning it into a hilarious meme.
here's the lenny kravitz scarf pic but with a 300% bigger scarf pic.twitter.com/KeEFa785j9
— Pigeons & Planes (@PigsAndPlans) January 4, 2018
— morebetter (@miarco) December 12, 2016
If only Lenny Kravitz could find a bigger scarf.. pic.twitter.com/pwWxx6Xrt8
— Ben Atkinson (@BenAtkinsonUK) November 22, 2014
The photo also raised this perplexing question:
Guys, what if it's a normal-size scarf and something terrible has happened to Lenny Kravitz?
— Gary Bainbridge (@Gary_Bainbridge) November 25, 2014
The scarf seems to be Lenny’s most talked about fashion faux pas since the great leather pants incident of 2015, when he ripped the crotch of his pants during a show in Stockholm, exposing fans to the Full Kravitz. In a January, 2017 Billboard interview, he was discussing his role on my guiltiest TV pleasure Star (which I’m still trying to be an extra on…come on, Central Casting!) and was asked about the scarf. Back then, he said, “That thing will not go away! What’s funny is that they’ll blow it up and make the scarf even bigger than it was. It’s so funny. That thing just keeps on popping up. But yeah, that was a cold-ass day.”
On a Monday appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, promoting his new album Raise Vibration, the 54-year-old musician again relayed the story of the famous scarf, telling Jimmy, “I cannot escape this.” Lenny, who lives in the Bahamas, went on to add, “I’m used to hot weather and I had to go to the store, I was buying some groceries and I thought I’d put on a little scarf to protect my throat, and that’s the scarf I had.”
He defended the scarf, which he said was given to him by a friend, insisting it wasn’t a blanket, adding, “That was the day I thought I would break it out, and I had no idea that there would be paparazzi and that is now everything.” And it seems this meme has an enduring legacy, as Lenny pointed out, “Here’s the thing about the internet though that’s the problem — the scarf keeps getting bigger, and bigger and bigger.”
every year lenny kravitz's scarf gets 10% bigger pic.twitter.com/unGyTaRviG
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 26, 2017
Hey, I get it. I lived a lot of my life in Florida and even Atlanta winters get to me. I am eternally cold, so If I had a scarf like that, I would totally wear it. And Lenny is 54? Wow, he just doesn’t age. On Monday’s Tonight Show, Lenny also performed his latest song, “Low” off of the new album and his voice still sounds great. You never know, it might just be that scarf.
Handsome, sweet pipes and a sense of humor? Lenny’s got them all wrapped up. The singer joined his daughter Zoe for a round of lip sync charades against Jimmy and guest Reese Witherspoon, wearing a dress I must have in my closet immediately. Lenny mimics a mean “Brick House”, that’s for sure.
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It’s always fun when I get to play different roles while modeling and feel what is like to look completely different. Thank you to my sweet friends @luigiandiango @gb65 @efarneti @patti_wilson @danielhernandezdh and @ginaedwards_ for making me look like the most iconic italian singer of all times for a day @mina_mazzini_official 😘 É sempre divertido quando eu posso interpretar diferentes papéis enquanto estou modelando e sentir como é parecer completamente diferente. Obrigado ao meus amigos @luigiandiango @gb65 @efarneti @patti_wilson @danielhernandezdh e @ginaedwards_ por me fazerem parecer a cantora italiana mais icônica de todos os tempos por um dia @mina_mazzini_official 😘
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If I didn’t tell you who this was in the headline, would you have known? Honestly, this doesn’t look like Gisele Bundchen at all. It’s some kind of hair/makeup/lighting wizardry. Plus, you know, Gisele doesn’t 100% look like Gisele anymore – Gisele has been tweaked a few times throughout her career, and her current face doesn’t look much like her 2003 face. Also: I’ve never noticed how much Gisele sort of looks like Joan Cusack.
Gisele covers the October issue of Vogue Italia to celebrate the 60-year career of Italian pop star Mina Mazzini. Mina Mazzini is still living, so why not just put her on the cover? I don’t get it. If you want to celebrate the career of a still-living pop star, put the pop star on the cover! But still, I guess I understand. Why not hire a famous woman to dress up as another famous woman. I remember when Harper’s Bazaar (I think?) dressed up Jennifer Aniston to look like Barbra Streisand for an editorial. I hated it. I think this editorial trend should die. It’s one thing to do a vague homage, but the straight up theft of an icon’s look? No.
This editorial was shot by photographers Luigi and lango shot the cover, and they apparently “encouraged Bündchen to watch YouTube videos of Mina’s old performances to draw upon her mannerisms and expressions while impersonating her for the shoot.”
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is known for his action films, his philanthropy, his incredible physique, his humble-bragging and his epic cheat days, which he documents on social media. Various outlets have reported on DJ’s cheat day meals, including us. But one thing DJ never wants to be known for is being boring so he’s switching up his cheat day posts. His last three cheat day posts have all taken place in the middle of the night and feature copious amounts of Sushi and his laptop open to his streaming choices.
It began when DJ refers to the numerous containers of sushi in front of him as “the succulent sushi 🍣 train”:
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*swipe left and witness the double main-eventer of cheat meals while I get my Netflix fix. 6pm – the succulent sushi 🍣 train rolls thru and right into my belly. 11pm – homemade cheatin’ chocolate chip cookies 🍪 with a one-way ticket to Holy Moses heaven by smearing peanut butter on every cookie before I destroy them. I know how to party. Hard. #DontCheatYourself #TreatYourself #EpicCheatMeal #AkaFoodPornSunday
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I hope we can still be friends after this (and California doesn’t kick me out) but I am not a big sushi fan. So this post doesn’t tempt me until I click to that pic of chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter. I can eat peanut any time, any way and don’t get me started on what I can do to a plate of homemade chocolate chippers (as my mom refers to them). But I got distracted by his Netflix suggestions, which mainly look like shoot-em-ups. That fits – he’s going to destroy his food while watching people destroy everything around them. A themed meal, if you will.
Whatever happened that night must have been a rousing success because weeks later, DJ was back at it, this time dubbing his caloric fish-fest the “Sunday sushi express.” DJ took the opportunity to plug the documentary The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, replete with a paused frame of the late great Garry on his screen. (It is a very good documentary, btw. But hurry, it’s only available until the 24th.)
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Sunday sushi express rolls along.. 🍣 🚂 With a phenomenal doc on legendary comedian, Garry Shandling. He discovered that his secret sauce to success was when decided to just be himself. So the take away here, is be you. And don’t cheat yourself, treat yourself – crush your cheat meals. #CheatMealSunday #PhilosophyAndSoySauce 🥢
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Last Sunday, DJ posted his latest Sushi Train Cheat Day and Chill masterpiece:
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1am and the cheat meal sushi train 🍣 🚂 rolls along like an unstoppable force. Despite the fact that I wound up passed out on the couch like a wounded buffalo after destroying sushi — this documentary WONT YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? about the iconic “Mr. Rogers” is excellent. Highly recommend. He was a very special and one of a kind man. #CheatMealSunday #DontCheatYourself #TreatYourself #SushiTrain
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First of all, the presentation has gotten all fancy – high marks to his chef for plating and composition. Secondly, it looks like he switches it up sushi-wise. Lastly, he’s getting much better about identifying what he’s watching so I don’t have to magnify my screen x100 to get the title – thank you, Mr. Johnson.
I could totally get on board with Movie and Sushi Picks becoming a thing on his Instagram. Maybe next month, he could select a featured item of sushi as well. I get it, I have a soft spot for sandwiches. One word of caution, however, be very careful trying to recreate DJ’s Film and Fish Nights, because remember that on his cheat days, DJ consumes upwards of 12,000 calories, which would fell us mere mortals.
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Last month, it was reported that Kelly Clarkson was shooting a pilot for her own talk show. Well, the show got picked up and will hit the airwaves in the fall of 2019.
Deadline reports that the show, creatively titled The Kelly Clarkson Show, will air as a lead-in for Ellen on NBC-owned affiliates in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Miami, San Diego and Hartford, Connecticut. It will also air in Boston in a different time slot. Paul Telegdy, President of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative & Reality Group released a statement.
“The incomparable Kelly Clarkson takes everything she touches to another level and we couldn’t be happier to bring her talent, humor, generosity and compassion to daytime next year. With Kelly’s cross-generational appeal and extraordinary ability to understand and connect with viewers, The Kelly Clarkson Show will have something for everyone.”
This sounds like the perfect show to air before Ellen, as it includes many of the same elements – “remarkable stories, celebrity guests, spontaneous surprises, humor, heart and, of course, good music.”
Kelly, who will be working double duty for NBC with the new talk show as well as her being part of The Voice for its 15th and 16th seasons, is enthusiastic. She said, “I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations. Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!” This really is going to be Ellen Lite, isn’t it?
The singer was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, where she spilled the beans about the new show, admitting to Jimmy “I love talking. It’s my favorite pastime.” She went on to describe what viewers are in for. Her touring band will be backing her up on the show and, “We sing every day on the show. I do this fan request thing that’s fun. On the pilot, I got people to sing with me and do little skits. It’s very musical as well. It would be weird if it wasn’t! If you don’t like music, you probably shouldn’t watch it.” Well, I’ve been warned.
Kelly seems cool, she has a good personality, but I’m not sure if the world needs another daytime talk show, especially one that sounds like an almost carbon copy of Ellen, with singing replacing dancing. Of course, what do I know? As long as I can still get my Judge Judy and Price is Right fix when I’m home sick (or “home sick”), anyone else can do whatever they want on daytime TV.
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Kavovit filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on March 16, 2015, owing $1,178,350 to creditors.
The Evergreen Construction CEO owed $63,000 for income taxes, including penalties and interest.
She racked up $25,000 in American Express credit card debt.
She also owed $86,000 in unpaid rent.
But her debts didn’t end there, as she also failed to pay a whopping $747,900 in legal fees.
Kavovit’s monthly income at the time was $20,000. She had monthly expenses of $12,670.
The entreprenuer filed a notice of appeal on February 8, 2018 and the case was transferred to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
On January 15, 2016, Pryor Cashman, who was a creditor of Kavovit, filed a lawsuit against her for determination of non-dischargeability of debts, denial of entitlement to discharge and declaratory judgment.
In Kavovit’s bankruptcy filing, she listed Cashman as a creditor holding an unsecured claim in the amount of $673,000.
Cashman claimed he began rendering legal services to Kavovit in 2002. He terminated services because of her “habitual non-payment of Pryor Cashman’s invoices for fees and disbursements.”
“Pryor Cashman’s outstanding invoices to Kavovit covered $441,581.20 in legal services and $36,106.99 in disbursements, for a total of $477,688.19,” the complaint read. “Although Kavovit paid $54,524.91 toward certain invoices, the balance of Pryor Cashman’s bills was not paid.”
Cashman sued her in May 2009 to recover the unpaid legal fees. After a three-day bench trial, Kavovit was found liable to Cashmen for the amount of $420,145.43 plus interest, costs and disbursements, for a grand total of $673,247.88.
Kavovit “failed and refused to make any payment to Pryor Cashman.”
He served her with an Information Subpoena and a Restraining Notice.
“The Information Subpoena directed that Kavovit timely provide various information covering 36 months preceding the service of the Information Subpoena,” the filing read. “Kavovit responded to all of the foregoing requests and specifications for information either with a single word “none” or by referring Pryor Cashman to her tax returns from 2010, 2011 and 2012.”
He claimed she produced no documents requested by the specifications of those subpoenas.
Pryor asked for the court to hold Kavovit in contempt and to be awarded a judgment in his favor against Kavovit. He also asked that Kavovit not be entitled to receive a discharge of the bankruptcy.
In Kavovit’s answer to the complaint, she demanded the complaint be dismissed. The case remains ongoing.
Us Weekly reported she is joining the cast and is being considered for the full-time cast member role.
She appeared on a season 9 episode when she was heard speaking poorly about de Lesseps’ then-fiancé – and now ex-husband – Tom D’Agostino Jr.
“She’d rather go through with it and get divorce than call it off,” she was heard saying.
Do you think Kavovit will be a good addition? Tell us in the comments.
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The federal government — including the FBI and the Coast Guard — should launch a fresh investigation into the 1981 death of Natalie Wood.
“It’s a fatality on navigational waters and the Coast Guard has jurisdiction!” said attorney Peter Gleason, a retired lieutenant with the Coast Guard Reserve.
“This is not something that should have been handed over to local authorities because it’s Los Angeles,” continued Gleason.
“The police going after someone in the movie industry is like law enforcement in Las Vegas going after casinos!”
But there is no statute of limitations on murder — and the Coast Guard and FBI have renewed reason to assume control of the case after Davern dropped his bombshell.
As RadarOnline.com recently reported, when the ex-skipper was asked in a new interview, “Do you think Robert Wagner murdered Natalie Wood?” he answered without hesitation: “Yes, I do!”
Wagner has denied any wrongdoing.
Nora V. Demleitner, a law professor, agreed that the Coast Guard can take over the case — and bring in the FBI for investigative assistance.
“They have the jurisdiction to conduct an investigation because it occurred within U.S. maritime waters,” she said.
Gleason was assigned to the anti-terror task force at the Coast Guard station in Long Beach during the 1984 Olympics and said of his shipmates: “I worked with guys that were at the scene and they were all wondering why Natalie’s case wasn’t given the full court press that it deserved!”
The 12-part Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and wherever podcasts are available!
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Palace sources exclusively told RadarOnline.com about Markle’s invasive and humiliating exams and the harvesting of her eggs — intended to guarantee the 37-year-old would bear children — before she was allowed to tie the knot!
“Meghan was disgusted when she was asked to undergo a fertility test,” a source revealed.
“But she was so intent on joining the royal family she submitted to it. It’s ironic. For years Meghan has positioned herself as someone who campaigns for women’s rights,” continued the source.
“This test flew in the face of all her beliefs about women being independent and strong.”
But while the source said the former Suits actress “was sickened it was suggested she should have her eggs frozen,” she still relented in the end to having the procedure done.
“Now the clock is ticking for her and Harry to conceive,” the source added.
But ever since Markle passed her royal fertility test, she is apparently facing another order from the queen: produce at least three children!
“Before they got married, Meghan told Harry she only wanted two kids, after William and Kate were criticized by environmental campaigners for bringing a third child into an overpopulated world,” the source said.
“But Meghan knew there would be pressure from senior royals to ‘match’ William and Kate’s number of children, and it looks as if she’s going to have to backtrack on her plan for a smaller family.”
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Ashlee Simpson’s husband Evan Ross is opening up about his father’s death on the upcoming episode of Ashlee + Evan. RadarOnline.com can reveal details on the tragic accident that killed Diana Ross’ second husband.
“My father passed away when I was 15 years old,” Ross said in a sneak peek. “He was climbing and he had fallen.”
Simpson added of her husband climbing, “I want Evan to do this because it takes him back to his roots.”
The New York Times reported in 2004 that Evans’ father Arne Naess Jr., who was a Norwegian Shipping Tycoon, passed away at 66 when he fell while climbing in the Groot Drakenstein mountains near Cape Town.
According to the site, Naess was climbing on his own with little protective gear. He did had ropes and a harness on.
He fell 320 feet to his death. No foul play was suspected at the time.
Wilderness Search and Rescue spokesperson Kevin Tromp told BBC at the time that Naess “wanted to climb a ridge that had never been climbed before.”
The ridge wasn’t difficult, but was “not on a clean line.”
“Mr. Naess fell while he was abseiling,” he explained. “His camping device, which locks in the crags of rocks, had come loose.”
Naess was known as an experienced mountain climber who even led a group to the summit of Mount Everest in 1985.
He shared two children with the iconic singer, sons Ross and Evan. They were married from 1985 to 2000.
Ashlee + Evan airs Sunday at 10/9c on E!
Following real-life Godfather John Gotti’s death, sticky-fingered G-men swiped the Italian-American gangster’s brain and shipped it to a super-secret facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — for scientific experimentation!
This unsettling allegation comes to RadarOnline.com by way of the Gambino crime family boss’ adopted son, Lewis Kasman, 61.
“What do you do with his brain?” a bewildered Kasman asked a supervisory FBI special agent after learning the Teflon Don’s noggin had been nabbed by the feds.
“He says, ‘We take it to a behavioral science unit at Guantánamo,’ ” Kasman recalled. “I was just beside myself. I told him, ‘You guys are just disgusting. There’s no justice. You tortured him!'”
Following Gotti’s death from throat cancer at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo., on June 10, 2002, Kasman took a specially charted “ambulance jet” to retrieve his body.
“I get a phone call about 10 hours in advance,” Kasman said. “Peter Gotti, John’s son … he’s waiting for me at the airport. He said, ‘Lewis, we don’t have much time, but I know he would want you here.'”
Upon arrival, Kasman said a local undertaker, who was under contract to the prison, told them “confidentially” about Gotti’s missing brain.
Kasman quickly phoned the prison warden, William Hedrick, who informed him: “We got no control over it. The FBI stepped in.”
Kasman replied: “You’re only the warden in life. You’re not the warden in death. That body belongs to the family. You can’t touch that body.”
However, Hedrick — who confirmed to Radar that an autopsy was done “because of the nature of the death” — told Kasman: “I’m sorry you feel that way, Mr. Kasman. He’s still in our custody.”
At that point, Kasman told Radar, he confronted an FBI agent on hand in Missouri to supervise transfer of the body to Gotti’s family.
“The FBI supposedly analyzes it,” Kasman said. “What are they going to find out? It was just another way to torture the family.”
Kasman, who turned Mafia snitch after facing federal racketeering and fraud charges, said he has come forward with this shocking secret because he can no longer support its weight alone.
“It look[ed] like a skull cap cut around the top of the head,” he recalled.
“When they closed it, they stapled it with a heavy duty staple gun. He looked terrible. He had no teeth in his mouth.”
Radar was denied access to Bureau of Prisons documents relating to Gotti’s autopsy on grounds that 12 pages of material would put lives in danger.
Things may have exploded behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory — but the cast is more than willing to rediscover their onscreen chemistry for a big-bucks spinoff!
Kunal Nayyar spilled at this summer’s Comic-Con in San Diego that the show’s ending — with him as the lone remaining single character — sets up the perfect scenario for more Bangin’ in a new show.
“It leaves room for a spinoff,” he said. “You get to explore different aspects and have many potential guest stars. Instead of ‘Young Sheldon,’ it’ll be ‘Old and Fat Raj.’”
And at least three others would be at the table should “Fat Raj” come to fruition!
“Secondary cast members like Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch would like nothing more than to keep the gravy train going,” the source told Radar of the savvy business people they are behind the scenes.
“They know they may never get roles like this again and are making sure they end on a high note — so fans want more!”
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson is ready to call it quits with her boyfriend Steve Lodge—because she doesn’t want a stay at home lover, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
As fans know, after Vicki’s nasty split in 2016 with cancer-scheming ex Brooks Ayers, 57, she rebounded with corrupt ex-cop Steve, whom she was hoping to make her husband after he moved into her mansion earlier this year.
“Vicki is going to spin this breakup like Steve wasn’t ready for marriage so that is why she ended it, but in actuality the two of them haven’t been on the same page for a while now,” a close friend of Vicki, 56, told Radar.
Steve, who met Vicki at a charity event in early 2016, was a paratrooper in the United States Army and then a police officer. He ran for the Anaheim City Council in 2012 and 2016, and he’s currently the Principal at public relations firm Chamus and Associates.
But he’s less busy than Vicki and living in her home and according to the insider, “Steve thinks that he can be a stay at home boyfriend and he just can’t!”
Vicki’s RHOC co-stars are not sugar-coating their true feelings about her failing relationship that looks too much like a Sugar Mama situation!
Kelly Dodd, 42, who is still upset at with Vicki and Steve for remaining friends with her ex-husband Michael Dodd, 61, claimed that Steve was “using Vicki for her money” — a claim that Vicki flat out denied.
Emily Simpson, 53, has argued on RHOC that because Vicki makes her own money, it’s okay if she’s with a guy who doesn’t.
Vicki defensively shouted, “He HAS money!”
According to the pal, however, both Kelly and Tamra have hit the nail on the head.
“Vicki isn’t in love with him and she can’t force herself to be. They are never intimate and she is starting to see what others have seen all along — that maybe Steve is only in it for her money and fame,” the source told Radar.
Do you think that Vicki Gunvalson and Steve Lodge should stay together? Sound off in the comments below.
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It was the end of the line for one houseguest on Wednesday's special eviction episode of Big Brother.
The host once again introduced herself as "Julie Chen Moonves," meaning she's brushing off all of the controversy she stirred up on Thursday night.
When the episode kicked off, the houseguests looked genuinely blindsided when they were told eviction night was coming one night early.
“One should always expect the unexpected,” said Julie, who was clearly surprised the houseguests were not shocked.
We then got to learn about what happened over the past few days, and Sam was pissed to be put on the block for the fourth time.
“These people don’t want to hurt me,” she says. “They just want the money.”
While that made sense, Sam was adamant she wanted to win the “motherf—— veto.” Sam felt safe ... for now.
In her mind, Tyler was going to keep her safe until final two, so she felt like JC would be the one heading out the door during the surprise episode.
Kaycee, Angela, and Tyler watched JC from the HOH room, and they could see that he was visibly defeated.
He was alone following Brett's eviction and feels like he has no fight left in him.
JC used this to his advantage when he chatted with Tyler about being on the block.
“I need to remind you I’m your friend, not your pawn,” JC said, adding:
“If you win the veto and you pull me off, [Angela] has to put Kaycee.”
But this only further turned Tyler against him because he felt like JC was putting him in an impossible spot.
At the veto competition, Kaycee continued her winning streak, and Tyler continued to worry even after she decided against using the power.
“Dammit, I hate this game sometimes, man,” Tyler said to viewers. “I gotta do what I gotta do to win, but that means I have to backstab some of the best people.”
At the eviction, Sam was sent packing with a vote of 2-0, and she was surprised.
Upon exiting, she stayed classy and asked someone to deal with her belongings. In her chat with Julie, she never threw anyone under the bus, but she looked mad as hell.
Kaycee, Tyler, and JC competed in the "What The Bleep?" competition and it played out as follows:
- Round 1: JC & Tyler get a point
- Round 2: JC gets a point
- Round 3: No one gets a point
- Round 4: Everyone gets a point
- Round 5: Everyone gets a point
- Round 6: JC & Tyler get a point
- Round 7: JC & Tyler get a point
Oh yes, JC actually won a competition! Given that Tyler has been the one not keeping his word, it would make sense for him to be the target.
However, there's still a veto to play. Will Kaycee win ANOTHER veto?
Who will go home?
We don't have long to wait to find out because another episode airs tonight at 9/8c on CBS.
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The earliest adopters of Bitcoin — the libertarian anarchist “cypherpunk” crowd — were mostly men. Today, roughly a decade after Satoshi Nakamoto’s famed white paper was released, the majority of cryptocurrency holders are still men.
This poses a problem for the companies betting on the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency. At this point, they’ve already tapped into that core base of Bitcoin enthusiasts, namely Millenial men. But how do they reach more women? Or Gen Xers? Or Baby Boomers?
Crypto finance company Circle thinks accessible, educational resources are the answer. As of today, the company has added a new feature (pictured above) to their crypto investing app, Circle Invest. Their hope is that simple, jargon-free explainers — sort of a ‘Cryptocurrencies for Dummies’ built into the app — will make it easier for new demographics to get their foot in the door of the crypto universe and learn a thing or two along the way.
“A lot of the apps that exist on the market are geared toward folks that understand the market already and unfortunately, that tends to be men,” Circle’s head of product Divya Agarwalla told TechCrunch.
The inspiration for the new feature came after the results of a study showed a serious lack of diversity among crypto investors. The study, commissioned by Circle, surveyed 3,000 Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers in the U.S. and found that Millennial men are more than twice as likely to invest in crypto in the next year.
For anyone that has attended a blockchain event or crypto conference, this probably isn’t news. According to Coin.dance, roughly 95 percent of Bitcoin “community engagement” comes from men.
A strategic attempt to tap into a new user base is a natural step for Circle, which has long had ambitions of becoming the PayPal (and Venmo) of cryptocurrency.
Most people are familiar with Circle’s consumer-facing payments app, Circle Pay, though the company also operates a trading desk called Circle Trade, as well as Poloniex, another exchange platform the company tacked on via its acquisition of the company of the same name earlier this year. That deal, according to Fortune, was worth some $400 million.
Circle has raised about $250 million in venture capital funding to date from IDG Capital, Breyer Capital, General Catalyst, Accel, Digital Currency Group, Pantera, Blockchain Capital, Goldman Sachs, Tusk Ventures and more. A $110 million round in May valued the company at $3 billion.
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The latest installment of American Horror Story: Apocalypse was heavy on the rubber, but light on the witches.
We kicked things off with Michael Langdon parading around Outpost 3 with hair that looks very similar to his mother, Vivien's.
He wasted no time in asserting his power in the lair, and Venable was livid. If you watch American Horror Story online, you know that Venable had a lot of rules about sleeping arrangements.
Primarily, she did not want anyone in the Outpost sleeping with each other. For those at home yelling about how it won't be possible to repopulate the Earth, we hear you.
Timothy and Emily decided they wanted to have fun, and by that, they wanted to sleep with each other. It's the end of the world, so why not?
They weren't buying what Venable was selling about abstinence, so they broke into Michael's room and found a conveniently placed laptop.
There, they found emails between Michael and The Cooperative. That's when they found out that Venable was lying about not having sexual contact.
Venable was furious when the two teenagers went forward and had sex with each other. Venable ordered their deaths, but Timothy and Ash fought back.
Miriam wound up shot, but there was something amiss with her flesh. Is she even a real person?
As for Michael, he had a lot of sexual chemistry with Mr. Gallant, so much so that it seemed he was dressing up as the Rubber Man from Murder House and having sex with him.
But Michael was adamant he was not the one dressing up, and that he should try to find out the truth on his own.
Evie, Mr. Gallant's mother, witnessed the sex between him and the Rubber Man and took the news to Miriam and Venable.
The pair tried to whip him to get the answers, but they realized when they looked down that he was getting off on the pain.
In a truly stunning shock, the Rubber Man showed up again, but Mr. Gallant opted to stab him because he was done with the mind games.
That's when we learned that Evie had been body-swapped and was dead at the hands of her grandson. Well, at least she won't be ratting on him any longer.
Elsewhere, Michael confronted Venable for lying to everyone about the rules, but Venable was not ready to back down.
She said that she was sent the rules, and she was following them. However, she did not have a copy of them at hand for Michael to cast his eye on.
Michael said that he was the one who sent the rules, calling her bluff. Oh, yes, there's a power struggle between these two, and we're all in for it.
While the episode had a lot of action, the preview for it claimed the witches would make their entrance into Outpost 3.
That did not happen, and the only excuse for that is that FX was trying to stop the typical week two drop the franchise has been known for.
What are your thoughts on this installment?
Hit the comments below.
American Horror Story continues Wednesday on FX!
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The Walking Dead season 9 premieres with an episode that makes us question why any of this matters anymore. Our spoiler free review...
This The Walking Dead review does NOT contain spoilers.
The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 1
We've been here before: The Walking Dead is back, promising a new beginning and a shift in the status quo in the aftermath of a big conflict that left the characters' lives forever altered. Rick Grimes and his cast of friends have settled into their new lives and are rebuilding the communities they worked so hard to protect from their enemies. The new world, which has been on its way for at least five seasons, has finally arrived and all of its inhabitants are at peace. Right?
It's impossible to escape how painfully paint-by-the-numbers The Walking Dead season nine opener, "A New Beginning," feels at times, as if going down a checklist of the show's most tired tropes. But the premiere commits an even greater sin than that: it's kind of boring. The extended episode (which The Walking Dead should never do) never really builds any momentum. Only after introducing its version of a redshirt does the episode kind of get going, but even then, the drama feels unearned.
"A New Beginning" is less a fresh start and more a reminder of the problems that have plagued the show for the last few years. After nine seasons, how much can The Walking Dead actually change? Every season since at least the sixth has consisted of trickle-down storytelling, a slow slog until the next major character death. Yes, there have been some highlights along the way, moments that have partially redeemed the show, but The Walking Dead always inevitably falls back into the same exact rhythm as before, and the clock begins again.
That clock is louder than ever this season as we prepare to say goodbye to Rick Grimes and Maggie Rhee, both of whom will exit the show by midseason. While we don't know that Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan's characters are necessarily doomed to a gruesome fate, we do know that they only have weeks left in their respective roles. That most of the worthwhile drama in the episode revolves around Rick and Maggie doesn't exactly inspire hope. What will be left to watch after they're both gone? Why does this show even matter anymore?
At the very least, "A New Beginning" tries to address the elephant in the room, making the case for Daryl and Carol as successors to Rick and Maggie. While the show is up to its usual tricks with broody Daryl, who continues to struggle with his place in a civilized society, the premiere does a fine job of giving Carol (still my favorite Walking Dead character) her first interesting bit of material since season six. She's settled back into a life surrounded by her friends and has even taken up a new role within the communities that should excite fans. At one point, Carol finds herself in an unexpected predicament and Melissa McBride plays the scene with nuance and surprising comedic timing. Needless to say, Carol is definitely a highlight of the episode.
Danai Gurira, fresh off the Marvel wagon, gets the most screen time she's had in at least a season, but most of it involves Michonne supporting Rick and building him up as the de facto leader of a small nation-state of survivors. Michonne acts more as a political advisor to Rick, although it's already clear she's capable of leading. Hopefully, that's the direction the show will take with the character after so much time spent on the sideline.
Cohan is better than ever as Maggie, who has embraced her role as the Hilltop's leader. No longer content with being Rick's follower, Maggie is cunning and at one point even challenges Rick's decision-making. It's a tense moment that sets the stage for a potential conflict between the two leaders. We know that trouble is already brewing between Alexandria and the Hilltop after Rick spared Negan in the season eight finale and the premiere is happy to stir the pot a bit more.
The Maggie-centric portion of "A New Beginning" also delivers the most significant moment of the episode, which doesn't quite pack a punch but at least ties up a loose end from last season. Along the way, the characters have an all-too-brief adventure in Washington D.C., as a postapocalyptic Capitol Building looms in the background, a stark reminder of what's been lost but could be regained again. The scenes are a nice teaser for potential future zombie shenanigans in the capital, but it's a real bummer that we don't spend more time there.
In general, the interesting moments are few and far between in the season nine premiere, which offered new showrunner Angela Kang, who's written some of my favorite episodes of the series, a bit of a blank slate but ultimately feels like more of the same. My only hope is that "A New Beginning" is not a sign of things to come.
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