If AI-invented languages become widespread, they could pose a problem when developing and adopting neural networks. There's not yet enough evidence to determine whether they present a threat that could enable machines to overrule their operators. They do make AI development more difficult though as humans cannot understand the overwhelmingly logical nature of the languages. While they appear nonsensical, the results observed by teams such as Google Translate indicate they actually represent the most efficient solution to major problems.Here's an idea: start building your anti-robot bunkers now, because there's no stopping them. Sure researchers were able to pull the plug this time, but what about next time? We might not be so lucky. Especially if somebody who's way less responsible is in charge of making sure the AI doesn't go rogue. My only job could be pushing a big red button if something goes wrong and you'd still find me in the break room making a sandwich with coworkers' leftovers when the killer robots break out of their holding cells. Thanks to Jenness S, who agrees we need to turn back before its too late.
Here's a new look at the It remake. Be warned: it is absolutely terrifying...
We all float down here, according to Warner Bros., which is taking another stab at one of Stephen King's most hideous creations: the demonic clown Pennywise. Based on the 1986 novel It, the new movie is the first big screen adaptation of the story, following a very popular TV miniseries in the early 90s, starring the inimitable Tim Curry in the role of the killer clown. In case you haven't seen it, it's responsible for the world's growing fear of clowns.
This new take, starring Bill Skarsgard and directed by Andy Muschietti, could be even darker, judging from the first trailers.
Here's everything we know:
A new, terrifying trailer has arrived for the first part of the It remake. Check it out below:
It Release Date
It will arrive on on September 8, 2017.
Producer Dan Lin confirmed to Collider that this film is the first installment in a planned two-parter. If this movie, which tells the story from the point of view of the Losers Club when they were kids, is successful, the plan is to make the second film about the Losers Club as adults and their final showdown with Pennywise.
Here's the second trailer released for It:
The first It trailer is perhaps the most terrifying thing since The Shining. Watch it below:
The It movie will be rated R, confirmed producer Dan Lin while speaking with Collider. Said the producer about how the film earned its R rating:
It is a rated-R movie. If you’re going to make a “Rated-R movie”, you have to fully embrace what it is, and you have to embrace the source material. It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So of course that’s going to be a rated-R movie. The kids are amazing. You very much get a Stand by Me vibe as far as their camaraderie and the way they joke with each other and that they really care for each other. They do have a scary crown that’s taken over the town of Derry, so it’s going to be rated R.
Here's the official synopsis from WB:
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids is faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) will take over killer clown duties from Will Poulter (We're the Millers), who departed the project shortly after director Cary Fukunaga.
Pennywise the Clown is one of the most terrifying and evil characters King has ever created. Taking the shape of a clown named Pennywise, it eats little children and manipulates them into doing his bidding. It's been around for centuries, returning every three decades to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine—one of King's favorite places to have everyone murdered. Let's hope Mr. Skarsgard can live up to Curry, King's original novel, and fan expectation.
Skarsgard joins Jaeden Lieberher (Bill Denbrough), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie Kaspbrak), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris), Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben Hanscom), Nicholas Hamilton (Henry Bowers), Owen Teague (Patrick Hockstetter), Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh), Steven Williams (Leroy Hanlon), Stephen Bogaert (Al Marsh), Jackson Robert Scott (Georgie), Pip Dwyer (Sharon Denbrough), Logan Thompson (Victor Criss), and Jake Sim (Belch Huggins).
Richard "Richie" Tozier will be played by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard. The funny member of the Losers' Club with the scotch-taped glasses apparently got lost on July 4th. Young Tozier was played by Seth Green on the 1990 TV adaptation of It. Harry Anderson played him as an adult.
Owen Teague, who plays the son of Ben Mendelsohn on Bloodline at Netflix, will play Patrick Hocksetter, one of the bullies who torment the Losers Club. Hocketter is a psycho who falls under the sway of the evil clown without even looking at the deadlights. His fridge is filled with animals he’s killed.
It Director & Writer
Andres Muschietti (Mama) is directing. He took over the struggling pre-production from True Detective season one's Cary Fukunaga. Gary Dauberman (Annabelle) has written the current screenplay adaptation of Stephen King's novel.
There are few things more impressive in the horror genre than earning the approval of the King of Horror himself. Stephen King has seen a cut of Muschietti's adaptation of It and gave it a thumbs up. Said King on his Facebook page:
Not a bad review of Mr. Muschietti. The rest of us will have to wait a few more months to watch the film. The second half of It - the one about the adult Losers Club - is said to start filming very soon.
Three new images from the film arrived as well, and they're absolutely terrifying. Check them out below:
Barbara Muschietti also released a picture of Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier. It's pretty retro and cool. Check it out:
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Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise the Clown is preparing to terrorize the children of Derry in 2017. His version of Stephen King's infamous monster looks a bit less party-friendly than Tim Curry's version, in fact. Check out Pennywise hanging out in the sewers in this new photo from EW:
It has officially finished filming. A new picture to commemorate the end of filming appeard on producer Barbara Muschietti's Instagram. Check it out below:
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EW revealed the first full look at Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise the Clown. As you might expect, the costume is quite terrifying, guarranteed to terrify a whole new generation of children. Check it out if you dare:
The costume was created by award-winning costume designer Janie Bryant (Mad Men). Says Bryant of the costume, "The costume definitely incorporates all these otherworldly past lives, if you will. He is definitely a clown from a different time," revealing that the costume takes inspiration from the Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, and Victorian eras.
"There is almost a doll-like quality to the costume," Bryant says. "The pants being short, the high waistline of the jacket, and the fit of the costume is a very important element. It gives the character a child-like quality."
Child-like is not the word I would use...
Here's the first picture of the actors who will make up the Losers Club:
Here's the very first picture of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown:
Oh, and here's a new poster, too:
Amazon’s Comrade Detective has Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt dubbing dialogue in a 1980s-style Romanian cop show.
While Amazon’s Comrade Detective is a TV series that heralds the headlining duo of Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, don’t expect to see them. That’s because the series, a faux-vintage, retro-1980s Romanian cop show (a flourishing genre if there ever was one,) features Romanian actors onscreen with the voices of the headlining stars, along with an impressive array of supporting voice actors. Indeed, the Comrade Detective trailer plays to its odd retro vibes from the outset with the sight of Tatum watching the footage – out of necessity – on a VCR.
Comrade Detective Trailer
The Comrade Detective trailer immediately sets its audacious tone with a faux-fourth-wall-breaking prologue in which Channing Tatum (as himself,) receives a VHS copy of a “favorite forgotten Romanian television show.” What pops up is an over-the-top cop show, riddled wantonly with cliché, starring Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici, filled with hilarious dialogue from familiar voices.
All the unbridled jingoism associated with 1980s American action movies manifests in the Bucharest-set Comrade Detective, except it promotes Soviet-era Communist ideals, notably with an antagonist in a sniper-rifle-wielding villain wearing a Ronald Reagan mask. All in all, it’s a kooky concoction that hearkens back to voice-dubbed comedy offerings such as Woody Allen’s 1966 standard bearer What’s Up, Tiger Lilly? and Steve Oedekerk’s 2002 cult classic Kung Pow: Legend of the Fist.
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Comrade Detective Story
Here is Amazon’s official synopsis of Comrade Detective.
In the thick of 1980’s Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country’s most popular and longest-running series, Comrade Detective, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosef Baciu investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionesco and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by — what else — the greatest enemy: capitalism. Though the beloved show was sadly forgotten about after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has been rediscovered and digitally remastered now with its main heroes voiced by Tatum and Gordon-Levitt. Comrade Detective is a true portal into a time and place and a powerful reminder of what art can be—and it is now ready to be seen by the modern world on a larger scale than ever before.
Comrade Detective Cast
Besides lead dubbers Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Comrade Detective also features the voices of Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Jason Mantzoukas, Chloë Sevigny, Fred Armisen, Jake Johnson and Colleen O'Shaughnessey. Additional guest voices include Bobby Cannavale, Tracey Letts, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton Duplass, Jerrod Carmichael, John Early and Bo Burnham, as well as a duo of Oscar winners in Mahershala Ali and Kim Basinger.
The series was created by the duo of Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka, who wrote the screenplay for the 2011 Jonah Hill-starring comedy The Sitter, as well as TV shows such as Animal Practice and Dice. Rhys Thomas (SNL) serves as director.
Comrade Detective Release Date
Comrade Detective arrives to clean the mean streets of Bucharest of capitalists and other undesirables when it premieres on Amazon Prime on August 4.
Rihanna is back in the public eye, with a stunning red dress at the Valerian premiere two nights ago. And yup, Riri looks as bad as ever. She was turning heads with her candy red outfit complimenting her ample bust.
Before she got thick as f*ck, Rihanna was known far and wide for her singing abilities and achievements. Many of her songs are ranked as the top selling singles of all time. She’s a multi-time Grammy Award winner, with multiple platinum records to her name. In 2012, she starred in her first feature film Battleship.
Most recently, Rihanna has shifted her focus towards a career in acting. In February 2017, Riri secured a reoccurring role in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel. She played the part of Marion Crane, the infamous character who is known for the shower scene in the film Psycho. The actress is set to co-star in an all-female cast of the Ocean’s trilogy, Ocean’s Eight.
Rhianna definitely looked delectable on the red carpet for the premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. She’s too bad for words, so I’ll let the photos do the talking.
Unlike a certain goody, goody pop star who pretends like a wild night for her is when she, Meredith Grey, and Olivia Benson stay up late sipping Swiss Miss and watch Murder, She Wrote, Charli XCX ain’t fucking around. Or maybe she is. While she’s singing, “I was busy thinkin’ bout boys, boys, boys” in her latest video (same, girl), I can certainly see why. It’s like a peen parade. No, you don’t see actual peen, but plenty of man nalgas!
Everyone from Chromeo (??) to Will.i.am, someone called the Cobrasnake (and, no you don’t even get to see his!) and Diplo show up to make our nethers tingle, according to this cheat sheet I got off Buzzfeed. And here’s the video:
Cameron Dallas made me feel all sorts of filth when he appeared shirtless rocking a chainsaw, and I had to pull up his Wikipedia page to make sure he’s over 18, since I really only know him best from that zit cream commercial with his stage mom. He’s 22! Keep yanking that chain, Cameron!
Just when I thought I could calm down, I got socked with a 1-2 punch of sexy with the Fat Jewish (but that may have been from the bottles of rosé he was holding) and Mark Ronson’s Liberace pompadour (not Mark Ronson himself, mind you). My only gripe is Charli really doesn’t get her boys doing anything truly boy-ish.
In a bed of rose petals?! Boy, you ain’t Mena Suvari, and this ain’t American Beauty.
Diplo holding a puppy?! Unless that’s actually a THOT from a club in Vegas dressed up AS a puppy, I’m not buying it.
Joe Jonas looking like an asshole with some pancakes?! Yeah, I can actually kind of buy that one.
Somewhere, I’m sure Taylor Swift is sitting around pissed that she didn’t think about working a line item into each of her relationship contracts that a video like this would be a closing requirement, before each of her ex-cannolis got set free into the wild. Better luck with the next batch, TayTay!
One of my favorite artists popped into the DC Comic Art Academy this week. Cully Hamner who is know for his work on Green Lantern: Mosaic, Blue Beetle, Black Lightning: Year One and of course the Warren Ellis series Red that was turned into two Bruce Willis movies. Looks like Cully is working his way through the rainbow on book titles. He design of the Jaime Reyes version of Blue Beetle with a much more alien and sentient armor is one of the more unique and beloved character redesigns in the last fifteen years.
Hamner sits down to draw Blue Beetle while telling the story of getting the call from Dan DiDio, telling him about the project and how they wanted him to look more Mech. Hamner didn’t think the could do that consistently issue after issue, so he put together what he thought was a bit more human with a Power Rangers feel and DC went for it. He also talked about getting into the industry at a time it wasn’t hard to get hired, it was hard to stay hired… something he has done for 25 years now. Hamner didn’t go to school for art, but he apprenticed with a Disney artist named Don Howard as they did advertisement and government work. His advice to potential artists, learn to draw first then realize that it’s only about 20% of the job… the rest is storytelling and getting into the characters head.
Hamner revealed that his very first work in comics was for an issue of Dark Horse Presents that was never published, so it likely sits in a drawer over at the Dark Horse offices still today.
Timekettle’s WT2 real-time translation earpieces enable ordinary conversation across language barriers
According to Ball State University’s official alert system, a suspicious package has been found behind a gas station near Ball State University. Ball State’s alert Twitter account said the package was found behind the Marathon at Tillotson & Bethel.
A spokesperson for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the bomb squad was deployed around 2PM and remained on the scene investigating.
Tillotson has since been closed, causing traffic delays from McGalliard to Bethel. Bethel westbound to Tillotson from McKinley closed is also closed, as well as Bethel eastbound from Community Drive.
Civilians are advised to avoid the area.
Information only: Police action at Tillotson and Bethel. Avoid the area.
— Ball State Alert (@ballstate_alert) July 27, 2017
Suspicious package located behind Marathon at Tillotson and Bethel. Tillotson closed. Traffic delays from McGalliard to Bethel. Avoid area.
— Ball State Alert (@ballstate_alert) July 27, 2017
UPDATE: Bethel westbound to Tillotson from McKinley closed. Bethel eastbound from Community Drive closed. Avoid the area.
— Ball State Alert (@ballstate_alert) July 27, 2017
The bomb squad was called in after a suspicious package was found at a gas station near Ball State University Thursday afternoon.
The incident was reported near Tillotson Avenue and Bethel Avenue, just off campus around 1:30 p.m.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department said that a suspicious package was found behind the Marathon gas station in the area.
Ball State University sent an alert out around 1:45 p.m. about “police action” in the area. No other information was given.
It was the cover that launched a thousand threads on 4chan/co: “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” sported by Mockingbird on the cover of her solo comic written by Chelsea Cain. It was a mocking cover that was seized upon my critics looking for an actual feminist agenda at Marvel comics — as if equality of vote, opportunity, and pay was somehow a bad thing.
Nevertheless, it was attacked as everything that was wrong with Marvel Comics, turning some of their superhero comics into titles that women and girls might be more likely to read. And then seized on by others as everything that could be right about Marvel Comics — for exactly the same reason.
The controversy saw Marvel rename the second collection of the series to “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” and put the cover on the front. By then, the series had already been cancelled, but the second collection performed a lot stronger than expected and has gone through multiple printings.
With Marvel Legacy, and a move seen by some as away from the diversity that Marvel’s comics currently enjoy, is there room for such a cover again? Well, yes, possibly. Quite literally in fact.
Because I get the nod from folk at San Diego Comic-Con that The Amazing Spider-Man #789 will feature Peter Parker sleeping in Mockingbird’s apartment. On the couch, of course — and wearing her “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” shirt.
When Blac Chyna hits the town, she really hits the town. That is the relatively new mom makes a show of her curves like they're her calling card. Which you might suppose it...
Lamar Odom is finally opening up about his dark past nearly two years after his near-fatal overdose at a Nevada brothel. In a bombshell confession, the disgraced former NBA star says he realized he was in “one of the darkest places I’ve ever been” when his then wife, Khloe Kardashian, walked in on him getting high with a random chick in a motel.
“When I woke up in the hospital room in Nevada, I couldn’t move,” wrote Odom, 37. “I couldn’t talk. I was trapped inside my own body. My throat hurt like hell. I looked down and I had all these tubes coming out of my mouth.”
Odom says his addiction got so bad that, “Pretty much every second of free time that I had, I was doing coke.”
In the emotional essay, Odom also confesses to cheating on Kardashian, 33. “One of the darkest places I’ve ever been was when I was in a motel room, getting high with this chick, and my wife (at the time) walked in. That probably was like rock bottom.”
“My d**k and my habit took me down all the roads that you don’t ever wanna go down,” he said.
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For much of the past month, Teen Mom 2 fans have been anxiously awaiting news that Kailyn Lowry has welcomed her third child.
The 25-year-old reality star has been uncharacteristically tight-lipped about her pregnancy, refusing at first to even reveal the identity of her baby's father.
Kailyn also went nine months without telling fans if she's having a boy or a girl, but that's because she didn't know herself ... until now.
Initially, Kailyn wanted to be surprised when the baby arrives, but it seems she just can't stand the suspense any longer.
So just a few days ahead of her due date, Kailyn underwent a procedure to find out the kid's gender ... well, kinda.
On her Snapchat, Kailyn posted a video of an unidentified woman performing an old wives' tale ritual to determine if Kailyn is having a boy or a girl.
She dangled a pendant above Kailyn's baby bump and then announced her findings to the camera.
“It’s a girl,” the woman said.
“If it goes in circles it’s a girl, if it swung back and forth like a pendulum it’s a boy. It’s picking up your energy.”
So there you have it.
Clearly, Kailyn has employed the best technological advances that modern medicine has to offer and determined that she's having a girl.
We kid, obviously.
The question of what gender Kailyn's baby will be remains very much a mystery.
As for the name ... well, at least she's narrowing things down a bit.
“Karsyn, Anastasia, Murphy and Leona,” she tweeted when asked about what names she's considering for a girl.
For a boy, Lowry likes the names, “Griffin, Nixon, Ripken and Silas.”
Kailyn, if you're reading this: please don't go with Karsyn or Nixon.
The former smacks of that phenomenon where the parents want a unique name, but they aren't creative enough to think of one, so they just go with a ridiculous spelling of an existing name.
The latter, well ... we don't know what your political leanings are like, but imagine 40 years from now you meet a kid named Trump.
You'd make a whole lot of assumptions about his parents and upbringing, and who wants their child to spend his life being judged before he even opens his mouth?
Also, cross Ripken off the list.
No kid should be forced to live up to the pressure of 2,632 consecutive major league baseball games.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more of Kailyn's pregnancy drama.
TLC had some of the Duggars sit down and discuss a few things, including which Duggar couple most loves PDA.
The answer was basically unanimous:
Jill and Derick Dillard, say the siblings.
These two just cannot seem to keep their hands off of each other.
Of course, now that their family is growing, that may change.
More time with children means less time to hold hands and steal little kisses as you chase after youngsters or carry a baby around.
(And, generally, it means more exhaustion at the end of the day, so that once the kids are asleep, you want to sleep, too)
Though all of the siblings seem to enjoy a little PDA -- only once they're married, of course, because they live under Jim-Bob Duggar's tyrannical rules -- they all point the finger at Jill and Derick for being especially inseparable.
There are a few reasons for the very strict courtship rules that the Duggars and similar fundamentalist groups have in place.
First and foremost, they believe in "purity culture," in which people but especially women are somehow "tainted" by non-marital sexuality.
There's a lot of that sort of thinking within mainstream culture, which is why sex ed is so notoriously terrible in school and why so many fathers seem to think that they need to intimidate their daughters' boyfriends.
It's all very gross and patriarchal.
There's more to it, of course.
There always is with something this insidious.
Courtship rules like the ones that the Duggars have basically guarantee that, thanks to human biology, most children who grow up with it will spend their teen years in a state of increasingly intense sexual frustration.
(Remember, the Duggars forbid masturbation and viciously punish their children for it, so it's not like there's a relief valve in place)
The result of that sexual frustration?
An eagerness to get married and continue their parents' tradition of pumping out babies and espousing horrible beliefs.
Most parents want their children to have their own lives and develop their own ideas.
To the Duggars, that idea is horrifying.
By forcing their children to be so far removed from actual society that they'll feel that they can't fit in, they isolate them and make them rely upon living as their parents taught them.
The courting rules and the very young marriages that follow are a big part of that.
Sexually repressed young people are, of course, going to be extra excited (if also extra clueless).
So it's no surprised that Jill and Derick can't keep their hands off of each other.
(And, honestly, we didn't really need the Duggar kids singling out this couple to know that they were PDA's biggest fans)
As sweet as their affection for each other is, it's sad.
We can't help but think of the kinds of lives that these two -- and all of their siblings -- could have led if they'd grown up in normal, non-abusive homes and had the chance to date and fall in and out of love.
If they'd had a chance to be their own people, really.
Someone tell Kanye to start aiming for her face or fun bags because America's lead Kardashian is "pregnant" again. read more
We all knew that just because Sean Spicer quit those bitches at The White House, he wasn’t going to go gentle into that good night. Spicey is ready to cash in his chips and get that paper now that he’s been unchained from his podium in the fortress of solitude, or wherever he’s been hiding out these past few months. Sean hasn’t been wasting time either.
According to Page Six:
Spicer, who announced his resignation Friday, was seen coming out of high-level meetings at ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News in Manhattan, according to sources. A source told us some news execs “made the full-court press” as they competed to woo the high-profile spokesman — who brought in solid ratings and plenty of late-night fodder — while others “just kicked the tires.”
That’s right, Sean’s been doing the ho-stroll up and down 5th Avenue and there’s one John in particular who’d really love to tap uh-thaddass: Dancing With The Stars! Page Six says they have heard from a “TV insider” that ABC has definitely reached out to Sean about appearing as a contestant.
You’ll of course remember then ex-Texas governor and current secretary of energy Rick Perry was already on the hit show last year. And since we now live in a world where up is down and sideways is a pony named Beryl, anything is possible! Page Six also says:
Reached by phone on Wednesday, Spicer said: “I have no comment.” An ABC rep said, “We don’t comment on casting.”
So of course, this is all alleged. But, I can already see what type of contestant Sean would be. He’d do anything to win. He’d throw beads on the stage to trip James van Der Beek, he’d push Raven-Symoné down a flight of stairs while no one was looking, and he’d sneak into Gene Simmons’ dressing room and cut holes in all his lace fronts (ABC, I am doing the work for you here. Hire me as your new casting director, my rates are quite reasonable). What I’m saying is, Sean Spicer is a total Nomi Malone.
Bleeding Cool is getting word that either Wizard World, or someone who has licensed the name, is preparing a new Wizard Magazine.
Wizard Magazine: A Guide To Comics launched out of the back of a comic shop in July 1991. With its high-end production values and monthly updating price guide in the back, it was a hit in comic book stores and on the newsstands, soon reaching a monthly circulation of more than 100,000 copies, outselling many of the big name comics it covered. It is most associated with the rise of Image Comics and Valiant Comics, both of which received considerable coverage by Wizard.
The magazine also spawned several ongoing magazines dedicated to similar interests such as ToyFare for toys and action figures, Inquest Gamer for collectible game cards, Anime Insider for anime and manga, and Toy Wishes for mainstream toy enthusiasts. Robot Chicken is based on “Twisted ToyFare Theater”. But after 20 years of publication, it was down to around 17,000 copies a month and the magazine was cancelled, as the publisher switched its focus to the successful Wizard World conventions that continue to span the country.
Wizard alumni are everywhere in and around the comic book industry. Many, including its main editors Mike Cotton, Brian Cunningham, and Pat McCallum, all in senior roles at DC Comics, and many were recruited for DC’s recent Direct Currents and Rebirth magazine. William Christensen and Mark Seifert formed Bleeding Cool’s publisher Avatar Press. Recently, founders Gareb Shamus and Pat Shamus suffered a Shamus-ectomy from Wizard World the company — could they be returning to the magazine that made their names so big?
Print or website? Magazine or app? As it stands, I don’t yet know — but I do know that writers are being approached.
You know, the upcoming Wizard World Chicago would be an ideal place to launch such a project.
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What do you get when you cross Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and a fictional Romanian crime series circa 1983? Why, a modern, spoofy spin on a Cold War-era TV show called Comrade Detective, that's what.
Premiering soon on Amazon, Comrade Detective is best described as a show where a recently rediscovered Romanian TV show is set to be re-released in the U.S., but first, a group of American actors are called in to dub the Romanian actors to make it easier to understand. Naturally, comedic hijinks ensue.
In the just-released trailer for Comrade Detective, Tatum receives a mysterious package. Inside is a cryptic note and a VHS tape, prompting Tatum to ask his assistant for a VCR... and some vodka. As the tape rolls, viewers are treated to a glimpse at the tongue-in-cheek series where it's revealed Tatum, Gordon-Levitt, and Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman deliver silly voice-overs for their Romanian actor counterparts. It's a super-wacky set-up but it looks like it will deliver on the jokey goodness.
Of course, the series only looks as though it came straight out of the '80s in a time capsule — campy effects and Communist clichés bounce around seemingly dated cinematography, but the actors are very much of the modern era. As it happens, Tatum and Gordon-Levitt aren't the only modern actors in Hollywood lending their voices to this undoubtedly hilarious spoof, either. Other actors involved in Comrade Detective include Jenny Slate, Chloë Sevigny, Fred Armisen, Basinger, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger plus a ton of other people. That's a hell of a roll call.
Based on the trailer, Comrade Detective looks like it's a series best served with a stiff drink. Vodka, anyone?
Wednesday, July 26th, in the evening, an unfortunate event occurred at the Ohio State Fair. The ride, “Fire Ball,” broke down, injuring seven and fatally killing one male.
The victim killed in the accident has been identified as 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell, who recently graduated from Franklin Heights High School and enlisted in the Marines on July 22. Seven other victims, including two in critical condition, have also been identified. Jarrell’s girlfriend, Keziah Lewis, 19, is among the critical victims. Two other victims remain hospitalized.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, the man was “thrown from the ride” and killed on impact. One eyewitness told The Dispatch that “he heard a loud sound of metal cracking then looked to see two men being thrown off the ride, one of them from up high.” The cause of the ride malfunction has not yet been determined.
The incident took place around 7:19 p.m. local time, according to ABC Action News Tampa. All rides at the Fair have been shut down until they pass a new round of inspections, said Ohio Governor John Kasich at Wednesday night’s press conference.
The Fire Ball had been inspected several times, including by a third-party company, according to NBC Columbus. Ohio Department of Agriculture chief ride inspector Michael Vartorella said that the inspection process in lengthy, as the ride has several pieces to it.
The Fire Ball ride is described as an “aggressive thrill” ride on Amusements of America’s website. The ride “swings riders 40′ above the midway while spinning them at 13 revolutions per minute.” The ride holds 24 passengers in four-seat sections at the end of six spoke arms.
Authorities have released a list of the injured:
Tamika Dunap, 36, Reynoldsburg, OH
Russell Franks, 42, Columbus, OH
Keziah Lewis, 19, Columbus, OH
Jacob Andrews, 22, Pataskala, OH
Jennifer Lambert, 18, Columbus, OH
Abdihakim Hussein, 19, Columbus, OH
A 14-year-old male whose name is being withheld at request of the family
Sometimes love don't feel like it should — but it does hurt so good. It looks as though life might be imitating lyrics for John Mellencamp, who has reportedly reconciled with Meg Ryan following a three-year hiatus.
Mellencamp, 65, and Ryan, 55, were quite the item during the tenure of their three-year relationship. Alas, the lovers decided they couldn't make it work, calling it quits in 2014. As recently as this year, the rocker insisted that rekindling their romance was unlikely.
"Oh, women hate me. I loved Meg Ryan. she hates me to death," Mellencamp revealed during an interview with Howard Stern in March, adding, "She just doesn't want anything to do with me. And I can't blame her."
To his credit, Mellencamp admitted his shortcomings could very well have been to blame for the break-up. "I think it's because I'm a child. I throw fits, I gripe, I complain. I'm moody. Every bad thing that a fella can be, that's me," he told Stern.
But as Mellencamp said (er, sang) himself, life goes on. And as for Ryan, she must wants him in hers.
A source told Us Weekly that the pair has been "on" again for months now — possibly putting their reconciliation even earlier than the sighting of the couple during a weekend together on Martha's Vineyard in May.
While that rendezvous proved to be low-key, Ryan and Mellencamp don't seem to be hiding anything anymore. There was a marked absence of any posturing or avoiding the cameras when paparazzi descended on the pair as they strolled around NYC together on July 26.
Fingers crossed for plenty of "Love and Happiness" in these Hollywood sweethearts' future.
Which moment from a comic this week caught your interest?
Your WINNER for MOMENT OF THE WEEK 7/19/17:
Jon asks his parents to make a quick detour so he can go bodysurfing. At Niagara Falls - Superman #27
This thread will contain SPOILERS!!! And lots of them. If you haven't read this week's comics yet, go read them before continuing into this thread, or risk being spoiled!
PLEASE NOTE!!!!!! ]Remember to include the title and issue number of the comic you are nominating. Otherwise I will be forced to disqualify your nomination, and nobody wants that!
1. Each nomination must be a moment in a comic released the week of the thread. This does not include weekly previews, trade paperbacks, or back issue digests. For new comics check out Midtown Comics release dates.
2. Everyone can make ONE nomination. You can either nominate a moment yourself or second/third/fourth/fifth an already existing nomination. However, second/third/fourth/fifth will not count per nominating and thus earn entry above in Top Nominations. You want in that list you must nominate something.
3. It must be an actual moment involving the actions or statements of a comic character in an issue. No "This writer returns to the series", "this artist draws this character", "the book is better", etc.
4. If you want to change your nomination, there are a few factors involved:
---> A) No one can have seconded your nom.
---> B) If it is clear for you to change your nom, you must edit your original post or the new post will be disqualified as being a double nomination.
---> C) You can change your second, third, etc. by editing your original post before the nomination period ends.
Moments on the poll do not have to be seconded. If there is room in the poll, moments that were nominated but not seconded will be added based on the order they were nominated.
6. Again, please be specific on the comic title, issue number and moment. Also be clear that you are actually nominating or seconding something ... statements such as "Yeah, that was a cool moment" aren't clear. You must nominate a single moment in the comic and can't nominate the whole issue. Once more, if you don’t include the issue and number the moment will not be included.
7. The thread for nominations will go up on Wednesday (new comic day) at 11:00 PM (Central) or when Zechs arrives later that night and posts in the previous week thread announcing voting is closed. The nominations will go until 2:00 PM (Central Time) Sunday Afternoon, or whenever Zechs arrives and will post in the thread stating, “It’s over.” and will start the poll. If a new comic day falls on a holiday week in American, then the thread will be made for that day (be it Tuesday or Thursday). Regardless, nominations will STILL conclude on Saturday deadline.
8. Please be civil when commenting on other people's nominations. But feel free to discuss them in this thread.
9. In case there is debate on WHEN exactly a title came out, http://www.midtowncomics.com or the official websites of said publishers (be it Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, etc.) will be the final word on the quarrel.
10. Any nominations not following the above rules will be disqualified. Unless of course if Zechs, who is feeling sad for the person who missed the rule and might give them time to provide the correction. Then he will pester bk into putting the nomination in the poll. Of course this wouldn’t be a problem if Zechs wasn’t granted the glorious powers of a moderator, which one day such power will be Zechs, oh yes they will his.
11. If at five nominations are not made, Zechs will choose some, but they will all count as one nomination, not multiple thus making sure balance is preserved.
12. AKA the Rulk rule. If several moments are tied past the deadline of 11:00 PM (Central Time) Wednesday (or holiday date when new comics arrive in the US) or when Zechs arrives that night, then voting will continue on in sudden death for eight more hours, until one is decided. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE.
If one isn’t still decided, then Zechs will provide the deciding vote, regardless if he has voted already. So if that isn't enough reason to get a ton of votes on that additional day than you're just dooming yourself to give Zechs another vote.
13. AKA the Hobgoblin rule. Roderick Kingsley Hobgoblin moments when winning for three days straight automatically win the poll. No last day or second voting changes it to troll the ruler of this thread.
Only ONE can rule as the Moment of the Week!
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It wasn’t that long ago that all Transformers were, de facto, were referred to as male. Hasbro decided that they were “boys’ toys” and so there was no room for female robots.
But boys (eventually) grow up (some of them). In later iterations that changed, and female Transformers characters emerged. They were initially seen as aberrations, but eventually gained a presence — albeit a minority one — within the Transformers universe of comics, toys, cartoons, and movies. They were (slightly) more than Smurfettes.
And of late, we have has trans and non-binary Transformers as well. Transformers: Lost Light by James Roberts and Jack Lawrence has been a pioneer in the way Transformers have portrayed themselves regarding gender and romantic intent.
Hence, this week’s issue with art by Priscilla Tramontano and Joana Lafuente featuring Transformers Anode and Lug, talking about their expressed designations. In previous issues they had been presented as a male or gender-neutral couple.
A little corrective misgendering, followed by an explanation for the paucity of female Transformer robots.
And then business is done, new terms are defined and accepted, and on with the plot. Anode and Lug, two trans women transformers together as a couple. I mean, if any media IP franchise should have trans representation, it should be one that actually has the word in its name. Robots in disguise no longer…
Transformers: Lost Light #8 is published this week by IDW Entertainment.
THE HUNT IS ON! Ever lost something and spent forever looking for it? Try visiting Troja Major, the lost property capital of the universe. Just bear in mind that it’s better known by another name: the Howling Town. And the Autobots are about to find out why.
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.In Shops: Jul 26, 2017 SRP: $3.99
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Second Printings For Generation Gone, Generations: Hulks, Snotgirl, Shirtless Bear Fighter, And Edge Of Venomverse
Image Comics is running off second printings for Snotgirl #6, Shirtless Bear Fighter #2 and Generation Gone #1 — all hitting stores on August 23rd.
While Marvel Comics has second printings for Edge Of Venomverse #2 and #3, Generations: Banner Hulk And Totally Awesome Hulk (yes, it’s not out yet) — all for August 30th.
Let’s take a look at what you’ll be getting:
(W) Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung (A/CA) Leslie Hung
NEW STORY ARC!
From the creator of Scott Pilgrim! Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life — at least that’s what she wants you to think. The truth is, she’s an allergy-ridden mess who may or may not have killed somebody! THIS MONTH: Spring is the season for mystery, madness & mucus as Lottie meets her adoring public, Coolgirl has a change of heart, and we learn more than we ever wanted to know about Cutegirl!In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #2 (OF 5)
(W) Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner (A) Nil Vendrell (CA) Andrew Robinson
Savage, wild-eyed bears are attacking cities across America, and only the Shirtless Bear-Fighter can stop them! But as Shirtless punches his way through wave after wave of not-so-friendly fozzies, one question looms large in his furious mind…just what is driving these bears so damn crazy? Enter…THE HILLBILLY WARLOCK!In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
GENERATION GONE #1
(W) Ales Kot, Andre Araujo (A/CA) Andre Araujo
America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job.
What happens when you’re poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? Skins + Unbreakable = GENERATION GONE, sort of- if you also include multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss…and survival. GENERATION GONE is for every kid struggling out there. It’s about what it means to be young in the USA, 2017.In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
GENERATIONS BANNER HULK & TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1
(W) Greg Pak (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Dale Keown
• BRUCE BANNER. AMADEUS CHO. Both have carried the curse of the Hulk. Now they come face-to-face at last – but will they meet as friends or foes?
• Fan-favorite Hulk scribe GREG PAK is joined by red-hot artist MATTEO BUFFAGNI (X-MEN BLUE) for a time-bending tale that will finally answer the question on everyone’s minds: WHO IS THE STRONGEST ONE THERE IS?
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 02, 2017
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #2
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Irene Strychalsk (CA) Francesco Mattina
A PINK NIGHTMARE!
• The wall-breaking wunderkind we call Gwenpool gets ahold of the VENOM SYMBIOTE and turns into a sword-slinging, web-swinging master of disaster!
• But it won’t all be fun and games when Gwenpool comes across something huge… something that will directly lead to the Venom event of 2017!
Rated T+In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #3
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Tigh Walker (CA) Francesco Mattina
THE SYMBIOTIC SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE!
• Robbie Reyes was just an average, ordinary super hero with a flaming skull…
• …right up until he found himself bonded with a dangerous extraterrestrial symbiote!
• Don’t miss the first daring drive of the HOST RIDER!
Rated T+In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
There's a good chance that, after hearing the news earlier this month that Kid Rock is considering running for the U.S. Senate, you hoped it was all a joke.
Or at least just a very realistic nightmare.
But this is the reality we live in now.
After Donald Trump somehow became president of the whole entire country, any old celebrity feels like they, too, can achieve political greatness.
Even celebrities as dumb and trashy as Kid Rock.
When he made his announcement a couple of weeks ago, Kid Rock also launched a website -- KidRockforSenate.com, if you hate yourself.
There wasn't much on the site at the time, except for a link to buy some t-shirts, and fancy yard signs to let all your neighbors know what a piece of trash you are:
But now, the Kid himself has written up a big long statement, all about his intentions and his ideals.
It's somehow even worse than you're imagining.
To start, he explains that when he created the website, "I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bullsh-t."
And so, "as part of the excitement surrounding this possible campaign, I decided to take a hard look to see if there was real support for me as a candidate and my message or if it was just because it was a fresh new news story."
"The one thing I've seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it."
And so, since it'll be a bit before the next elections for Senate, Kid Rock wants to focus his energy on getting people "engaged and registered to vote."
That is, getting people registered "all while still calling out these jackass lawyers who call themselves politicians."
So he's just figuring out that there are a whole bunch of people who don't vote, and he thinks he can change that?
Because those people will listen to the guy who gave us "Bawitdaba" when they haven't listened to anyone else ever, is that it?
He goes onto explain that "while exploring my candidacy for U.S. Senate," he's creating a non-profit organization "for the promotion of voter registration."
This way, he says, he can allow people to register to vote at his concerts.
He also says that he will "absolutely use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please," because "many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of bullsh-t about it."
"One thing is for sure though," he adds. "The democrats are 'shattin' in their pantaloons' right now ... and rightfully so!"
Yes, because the idea of Kid Rock running for any political office is terrifying, and unfortunately accidentally defecating is a somewhat normal response to terror.
In closing, Kid says that his people are planning a press conference for sometime in the next six weeks, "and if I decide to throw my hat in the ring for U.S. Senate, believe me ... it's game on, mthrfkers."
Serious question: how did we get here?
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According to former Studio 54 owner Mark Fleischman, before Dodi Fayed loved Princess Diana, the ex druggie loved “Quaaludes, good quality coke and hot women” RadarOnline.com can report.
The hard-partying coke fanatic allegedly trawled Studio 54 and illegal gay New York City clubs late at night with wild pals Liza Minnelli, Mick Jagger, Roy Halston and Robin Williams.
“Dodi, son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed, who owned Harrods of London at the time, always had the most amazing coke,” Fleischman writes.
The royal’s former lover, who died in the infamous car crash that killed William and Henry’s beloved mother, was known for raving at “dangerous” parties in abandoned buildings and dodgy parts of town. According to Fleischman’s tell-all book Inside Studio 54, Fayed always carried with him “amazing coke.”
As Radar previously revealed, the late Princess Di’s heartbreaking autobiographical tapes have recently been released – and they contain shocking info on her tumultuous relationship with Prince Charles as well as on her lonely childhood.
Apart from the drugs, Fayed was also known as a shameless playboy – as he frequently visited grimy nightclubs with gorgeous models and Hollywood A-listers.
“I was swept into a world of celebrities, drugs, power and sex. I was the ringleader for nearly four years and I became intoxicated with the scene – bodies gyrating on the dance floor, sex in the balcony and anything goes in the ladies lounge and Rubber Room,” reveals Fleischman in his book. The setting was “perfect for sexual interaction.”
Club owner Hank Davis’ “special mix seemed to calm him down, making him less manic, more mellow and able to relax and just enjoy himself,” he continues.
A-listers frequently seen at the club allegedly include: Jack Nicholson, Ryan O’Neal, Farrah Fawcett, Cher, Goldie Hawn, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Andy Warhol, Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, Naomi Campbell, Christie Brinkley, Stephanie Seymour and Linda Evangelista.
After losing an “incredible woman” who he had been “crazy about” due to a boozy drug bender with Fayed, Fleischman checked into the Betty Ford Clinic, sold the infamous Studio 54 and now runs a health resort in California.
We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.
As you may have known, back in 2014, Charlize Theron was allegedly approached by Tia Mowry while they waited to go into the spin torture chamber that is SoulCycle. Charlize allegedly was all, “Sister/Sister is gonna get Blister/Blistered by my knuckles if she don’t get up out my face!” (I’m paraphrasing…or am I?!) The whole thing turned into a competing form of cardio that doesn’t cost $34 a class, as we all raced around trying to see who was going to say what, or who was going to try and get the other blacklisted from hopping on a stationary bike and getting screamed at by a twink to the tune of a sick Reba McEntire remix for an hour.
Charlize went on Watch What Happens Live last week to say she’s basically a first-class flight attendant at SoulCycle, going around greeting everyone and offering them warm nuts and sunshine, so the whole thing had to be made up. I’m sure if Sen. Susan Collins’s hot mic was on, we would have heard Charlize say while they cut to commercial, “Andy, I’m banning your plaid-wearing, shit-stirring ass from spin, too, just for bringing it up.”
E! caught up with Tia while she was volunteering at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles to ask about her lady drama. Tia, WHO STARTED THE WHOLE DAMN THING BY SNITCHING ABOUT IT TO INTOUCH, replied in the manner in which, I dunno, a certain Atomic Blonde would have wanted her to: “The only thing I have to say about that is I don’t know Charlize. It was all blown out of proportion. I respect her. I think she’s amazing.”
Case closed… or is it? Apparently Tia released a new cookbook called Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, for a Healthier, More Gorgeous You. She claims the advice helped her lose 20 pounds. Now, why would Tia need to change her eating habits if she just stuck to SoulCycle… unless… SHE WAS BANNED! I hear you, girl. Tia, blink once for ok! Blink twice for, “I miss the cucumber water and Soul Candle!”
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Teen Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus isn't happy with her baby daddy Luis, and she's letting the world know it by taking him to task, and HARD.
What did he do ... or not do, as the case may be?
If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, you know that Briana's surprise addition to the cast has been a big storyline this summer for a reason.
Not only is DeJesus pregnant with her second child, but like co-star Kailyn Lowry, the baby's father won't be in the picture it looks like.
Viewers were made aware of this revelation after a scene in which Luis admitted cheating on Briana ... and she kicked his ass to the curb.
Now she's offering a parting shot on Instagram.
DeJesus, 23, went after Luis Miguel for being MIA since she gave birth to her daughter, Stella, on July 2 ... yet still getting an MTV check.
“N---as be making money off their kids and still don’t help support them or see them,” Briana said in reference to Luis, 31.
“Ima let ya enjoy the fame now but when ya still child support even after ur kids are 18 … don’t come crying to me,” she added.
Stella is DeJesus' second child.
The first, Nova, was born and raised under similar circumstances, so this Insta-rant could also be interpreted as a shot at Devoin Austin.
Devoin, the father of her five-year-old daughter, Nova, has been notoriously absent from his child’s life from day one, as seen on MTV.
“N---as ain't sh-t so Ima just marry the money,” Briana jokingly concluded, with a bunch of laughing-out-loud emojis. “#pettybri”
Maybe slightly, but she hasn't had a lot of luck in terms of selecting quality baby daddies thus far, so a shift in focus can't hurt?
Briana is over the moon about Stella lately (and Nova, above, seems pretty excited as well), but wasn't as thrilled in the recent past.
Back when she was pregnant, and breaking it off with Luis, Briana talked about giving her up for adoption, we learned Monday evening.
On this week's Teen Mom 2, her relationship with Luis took a turn for the worse when she discovered that he'd been cheating on her.
For several months, it turned out.
DeJesus' mother, Roxanne, and her sister, Brittany, helped her through the hard times, and she found it within herself to dispatch Luis.
It wasn't easy. She wanted “this baby to have a mom and dad” unlike Nova, and Briana openly lamented going down this road again.
Briana revealed that she had been trying to make their romance work for the sake of their future family, but it just was not meant to be.
“That’s up in the air, to be honest,” she said of her situation earlier this month, before the season premiere of Teen Mom 2 aired, adding:
“We’re still going through it. You will see him on the show. It won’t be a mystery forever. You will definitely see him.”
How much more of him will we see?
At this point, we're not sure, but we can tell you with absolute certainty that MTV made the right decision in bringing Briana on board.
Her storylines thus far have already rivaled Kailyn and Jenelle Evans in terms of drama, which is no small feat if you think about it.
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“Shannon, girl, you are brave!” the RHOC star wrote in her Bravo blog. “40% body fat is dangerous.”
“I’ve been worried about Shannon’s weight for some time,” she confessed. “We talk about it almost daily and I try to give her advice without being pushy. The thing about being healthy is not just looking good in a bikini.”
“I wish Shannon lived closer to CUT Fitness so we could train her,” she concluded. “I want to help her so badly! We talk about nutrition and I try to keep her motivated to work out. She’s not passionate about it like me, but she trying. She’s doing a great job lately and I’m so proud of her.”
She met with Dr. Tim Ramirez on a recent episode, and learned that she was “sprinting” towards diabetes and cardiovascular disease due to her newfound weight of 172 pounds. RadarOnline.com later confirmed that Dr. Tim is not actually a doctor, as he is a Board Certified Chiropractic Examiner.
Now, Judge, 49, isn’t the only cast member worried about Beador. Radar reported that her friends are concerned about her public breakdowns — similar to her meltdown at The Quiet Woman with Kelly Dodd.
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It looks like Dancing With The Stars might be about to get a whole lot ... Spicey-er.
We're not even a little sorry for phrasing it that way, because seriously, how else are we supposed to express our excitement -- because DWTS is actively courting Sean Spicer.
We hope that the folks at ABC aren't too attached to their mini-fridges, though.
Spicer resigned from the White House because he "strongly opposed the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci."
(He probably just wanted to jump ship from a toxic work environment before the whole administration collapses under the weight of incompetence and lies)
Sean Spicer had hoped to go into the White House with integrity, declining to comment when necessary but always being truthful.
Instead, on his very first day after Trump's inauguration, Spicer was sent out to lie about the crowd size at Trump's inauguration.
(Even though there were pictures!)
It was all downhill from there, basically.
Spicer was constantly used less to answer reporter's questions and more to reiterate or defend Trump's tweets or nonsensical statements.
He was a target of ridicule, not only from comedians (we will always treasure Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him) but also from within the White House.
When the Trump Administration broke decades of precedent and banned video recordings by the White House press corps, Steve Bannon joked that it was because Sean Spicer was "too fat."
Mind you, this joke came from Steve Bannon, who looks like the cartoonish personification of liver disease and also like every single male NPC in every The Witcher game.
Still, though, that's a toxic work environment and just a really, truly terrible job to have.
Sean Spicer may not be a good or ethical person, but we almost felt relieved on his behalf when he announced his resignation.
But now Sean Spicer's newly "single," as it were, and being courted by plenty of suitors.
Namely, networks that would love to have him as a commentator -- if they think that he'll be sufficiently entertaining for people to tune in.
And while Zack Braff tweeted out a joke that he looked forward to seeing Sean Spicer on Dancing With The Stars ... it's actually not that much of a joke, according to Page Six.
In fact, they report that Sean Spicer is being courted for Dancing With The Stars.
"That has legs," their source said of the rumor.
If you think that this is somehow beneath the dignity of Sean Spicer ... well, look at his last job.
But also, Sean Spicer has worn a bunny costume before for the White House's Easter celebration (under the Bush Administration).
Just a few months ago, he hid behind some bushes on the White House in the hopes of not being seen by reporters.
(That didn't work out so well)
He's repeated blatant lies to the press just to soothe Trump's ego.
In an effort to condemn Assad, Spicey accidentally made some wildly controversial (and false) statements that seemed to almost praise Hitler.
He also stole a mini-fridge from a White House staffer's office after-hours, walking it back to his own office, because he didn't want to eat in the commissary and no one would give him a mini-fridge of his own.
His career has been full of indignities.
Dancing With The Stars, at least, is supposed to be a little ridiculous.
And let's not forget that former Texas Governor and (somehow) current Energy Secretary Rick Perry went on Dancing With The Stars after losing the primaries last year.
It turned out that he isn't much better at dancing than he is at remembering the names of three government departments that he wanted to get rid of, as he was the second contestant to be eliminated on the show.
But if a current member of Trump's cabinet was on the show so very recently, it's easy to see Sean Spicer stepping up.
(Especially if they offer him enough money)
Neither ABC nor Sean Spicer have commented yet on the story.
But this would be a good move for Sean.
He'll want to distance his brand as far as possible from Trump.
Even if he doesn't want to come accross as "disloyal" to the man who thinks that loyalty is a one-way street that always leads to him, Spicey can create some distance by doing something endearing an apolitical.
Nancy Grace temporarily improved her public image as an accusatory firebrand when she appeared on Dancing With The Stars.
And we all remember Nancy Grace's nip-slip, whether we want to or not.
We're not saying that some dance moves and a wardrobe malfunction are all that it will take to redeem Sean Spicer in the public eye for his role within the Trump Administration.
But ... it might be a start.
Unless, of course, he decides to just disappear completely from public life.
But that would be such a waste.
To say that Lamar Odom has struggled in recent years would be a massive understatement.
The former NBA star and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian has come up against just about every kind of adversity one can imagine.
Granted, many of his difficulties have been self-created, but to his credit, Odom has been surprisingly candid about the extent to which he's responsible for his own suffering.
Back in October of 2015, Odom overdosed during a bender at a brothel in Nevada.
For a while, it looked as though Odom would never emerge from his coma, but miraculously he managed a near-total recovery.
The 37-year-old says he's sober these days, but his road to a healthier life hasn't been an easy one.
Odom was spotted drinking and behaving erratically on multiple occasions after his overdose, and it was his stubborn refusal to change his ways that reportedly led Khloe to cut ties with her ex completely.
In a new piece he penned for The Player's Tribune, Lamar opens up about the ways he self-destructed, revealing that his personal rock bottom came when Khloe walked on him doing coke with a girl he'd been cheating on her with.
"At that point in my life, I was doing coke every day. Pretty much every second of free time that I had, I was doing coke. I couldn't control it," Odom writes.
"Cocaine is a hell of a drug," he adds, quoting the music icon and fellow addict Rick James.
"One of the darkest places I've ever been was when I was in a motel room, getting high with this chick, and my wife (at the time) walked in. That probably was like rock bottom," Odom writes.
"My d-ck and my habit took me down all the roads that you don't ever wanna go down."
For a brief period after he emerged from his coma, it looked as though Lamar and Khloe would get back together, but Odom seems to have come to terms with the fact that that ship has now sailed.
These days, he says his motivation to stay sober is his family, and he looks forward to being a better father to his kids.
He adds that he plans to continue speaking honestly about his darkest times in an effort to inspire others.
We wish him all the best.
I’d been looking forward to the Temple of Art panel for a while, but I’m guessing that since it was at 8 p.m. on Saturday night at SDCC, most people did not have it on their radar. With a panel that included filmmakers Allan Amato and Olga Nunes, as well documentary subjects Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack, Jason Shawn Alexander, Megan Hutchinson, and Dave Crosland, it was a panel that definitely should not have been missed.
Temple of Art is a documentary film about, as described by Nunes, why people pursue art when it can be so hard. For me, Temple of Art became a thing approximately three years ago, when the Kickstarter was launched and I ended up supporting it. I also attended the last Temple of Art panel held at SDCC in 2015.
The panel kicked off right away, with 45 minutes of film just on comic book creators that will not actually be in the main documentary itself, but will be a special feature. The 45 minutes that was shown included interviews with 21 people – Mark Buckingham, Jon Schepp, Bill Sienkiewicz, Grant Morrison, Jim Mahfood, Jason Shawn Alexander, Denys Cowan, David Mack, Frank Quitely, Dave McKean, Dave Crosland, Neil Gaiman, Matt Kennedy, Kevin Smith, Megan Hutchinson, Bob Schreck, Barron Storey, Jensine Eckwall, Tara McPherson, Satine Phoenix, and Kurt Huggins.
So again, 45 minutes of interviews of these amazing creators and supporters of art and comics that won’t even going to be in the 90-minute documentary when it is released. I will not attempt to describe what was talked about in those 45 minutes, because attempting to share the stories will not provide that emotion that was behind the words when they were spoken.
After the film was over, Amato and Nunes shared that they had interviewed 60 people, had 240 hours of raw footage, and felt that of that there was probably 60 hours of really good film. From this, they need to get it down to 90 minutes. They also said that they have learned that making documentaries is a multi-year process, with their having already spent three years working on Temple of Art.
I was able to ask the first question of the panel after the film was over, and I shared the pride I felt after watching what was shown of having backed a project like this — a project that is built around so much passion and emotion. I asked whether there have been thoughts of scrapping the 90-minute documentary idea to pursue something like PBS and have a 30-hour documentary series, à la Ken Burns. Amato and Nunes said they have had thoughts that once the 90-minute film is done and out, to maybe do a series of 20-30 minute shorter films, focused on one subject, and either releasing them as a web series or maybe having them on TV somehow.
I highly recommend checking out the Temple of Art website, where you can read more about the project and check out the trailer, as well as a number of other clips. Additionally, while the Kickstarter has long closed, at the site you can pre-order the film and purchase the book that was released to support it in both regular and special editions. The special release version features different covers and artist sketches.
While there is no date set for the release of the film, I cannot wait for it — and based on what was shown at the panel, I don’t think anyone will be disappointed by the final product.
For further musings from Joshua Stone, you can follow him on the Twitter @1NerdyOne.
The Valiant Entertainment website will never be the same again following a reboot that launched today! According to a press release just sent out by Valiant, the publisher is revamping its website as a way to help readers become invested in the world of Valiant comics.
Now on ValiantEntertainment.com, readers will be treated to such luxurious modern amenities as responsive web design, newsletter signup, and daily news updates. And though the company hasn’t yet been as forward-thinking as Bleeding Cool’s intrusive auto-play video ads, they are offering some other cool things as well, including some tools to help new readers figure out how to purchase and read Valiant comics:
Detailed release and event calendars
Throughout 2017 and beyond, Valiant is traveling the world to bring the most renowned universe of heroes in comics to a town near you! Now, keep up with all of Valiant’s upcoming releases and convention appearances…and, if that’s not enough, follow them backward as well with a complete record of all of Valiant’s modern release and tour dates!
Complete comics catalog
Navigate each and every title behind Valiant’s record-shattering resurgence with a complete breakdown of every comic book, trade paperback, deluxe edition hardcover, and omnibus from 2012 onward! Each entry features a distinct synopsis, complete cover gallery, interior page preview, and a link to find your local comic shop!
Official reading orders
Not sure where to jump into the adventures of your favorite heroes? For the first time online, fans can now browse a selection of official Valiant reading orders and suggested starting points for each of its biggest series!
Merchandise and more
Browse Valiant’s massive selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and accessories – alongside mugs, buttons, games, wall art, and much more – at Valiant’s all-in-one destination for Valiant merchandise online!
But perhaps most industry-changingly of all, Valiant is going to offer first issues of 12 of its titles as jumping-on points, taking a cue from Bill Jemas‘s defunct Double Take publishing venture. Interesting, since Jemas was rumored to be jockeying for an executive role at Valiant from Valiant’s Chinese investors, DMG. Is this the first sign of Jemas’s influence, or simply parallel creativity?
Whatever the case, here are the comics you can read for free as part of the website reboot:
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (2012) #1
Written by Fred Van Lente; Art by Clayton Henry
Continued in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 1: THE MICHELANGELO CODE TPB
BLOODSHOT (2012) #1
Written by Duane Swierczynski; Art by Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi
Continued in BLOODSHOT VOL. 1: SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE TPB
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Mico Suayan
Continued in BLOODSHOT REBORN VOL. 1: COLORADO TPB
THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1
Written by Jen Van Meter; Art by Roberto de la Torre
Continued in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE TPB
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Continued in DIVINITY TPB
FAITH (LIMITED SERIES) #1
Written by Jody Houser; Art by Francis Portela
Continued in FAITH VOL. 1: HOLLYWOOD & VINE TPB
HARBINGER (2012) #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Khari Evans
Continued in HARBINGER VOL. 1: OMEGA RISING TPB
HARBINGER RENEGADE #1
Written by Rafer Roberts; Art by Darick Robertson, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen
Continued in HARBINGER RENEGADE VOL. 1: THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON TPB
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Clay Mann and Butch Guice
Continued in NINJAK VOL. 1: WEAPONEER TPB
QUANTUM AND WOODY (2013) #1
Written by James Asmus; Art by Tom Fowler
Continued in QUANTUM AND WOODY VOL. 1: THE WORLD’S WORST SUPERHERO TEAM TPB
THE VALIANT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt; Art by Paolo Rivera
Continued in THE VALIANT TPB
X-O MANOWAR (2012) #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Cary Nord
Continued in X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB
Justin Bieber has had a pretty eventful life recently, and on Wednesday night, his luck ran out to such a degree that one can only empathize with him. While leaving City Church, Bieber allegedly accidentally hit a paparazzo with his car as he was exiting via an alleyway. E News, one of the first outlets to report on the incident, also made sure to say that the photographer did not sustain any life-threatening injuries and published photographic evidence that Bieber did get out of his car in an attempt to see if the man was OK.
E News quoted an onlooker to the incident. "According to an onlooker, the paparazzo was 'on the ground moaning' after Bieber accidentally hurt him outside the Saban Theater at 9:24 p.m. PT." The onlooker's testimonial continues, detailing the entire incident from their perspective of what happened.
"Justin slid into his truck in the alley. He got in the driver's seat and saw all the photographers flashing. He drove out slowly, and there was a group of photographers on the driver's side and a group on the passenger's side. Once he drove out, the driver's side paparazzo started walking around the front of the car. It was like a mob scene, flashing at him. The group on the right passenger side got pinned against Kourtney Kardashian's car, parked on the sidewalk. The guy fell down in the mob — kind of under the front of the car — and the wheel ran over his leg when Justin accelerated. When the photographers stopped flashing and knelt down to help their friend, that's when Justin realized he hit someone and got out of the car to help."
Bieber's Good Samaritan instincts appear to have kicked in following the incident, as he went to check on the man rather than speeding away. This good-hearted action was further backed up by reports that he told onlookers they didn't "need more people yelling here, OK? That's nice of you, but we don't need anybody else yelling, please," when reportedly one young woman voiced concern for the paparazzo. It would appear Bieber was just as concerned for the man's well-being as onlookers were.
It's also reported that Bieber was very cooperative with the police that arrived on the scene. While he hasn't released a statement at this time, it should be somewhat heartening that Bieber's heart and mind were in the right place on Wednesday night.
I feel like I just made a stop by the local ice cream shop and was given two healthy scoops of the flavor of the week. Is it bum raisin? Or maybe nookie dough?
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Best known as Rocky the Flying Squirrel, June Foray was the voice of generations of animation.
June Foray, the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale from The Bullwinkle Show, Granny and Witch Hazel on the Looney Tunes cartoons, and Cindy Lou Who in Chuck Jones’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, died Thursday, July 27. She was 99.
“With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our little June today at 99 years old,” Dave Nimitz, A close friend of Foray’s, confirmed on Facebook. “She is resting peacefully now with her beloved sister Geri and Sam her brother-in-law. I'm going out of my mind with the loss and losing all three of them within the last month-and-a-half but they're in a better place now truly cherish my time with June and in the family for the last 14 years. She is now in heaven with her family and my mother if I don't respond right away. Please forgive me I need to disappear from Facebook for a while. Saturday we are having a private family only memorial for Sam so it’s very bittersweet for me.”
Foray was the recognizable voice of generations of animation characters.
“June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc, Mel Blanc was the male June Foray,” director Chuck Jones is credited as saying. Her first official voicing of Granny came in 1955’s Red Riding Hoodwinked.
Foray was born on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts. She got her first radio job when she was 12 years old, and was doing regular radio voice work by the time she was 15. She also made comedy albums with Stan Freberg.
Foray broke into film in 1950 as the voice of Lucifer the cat in Cinderella for Walt Disney Studios. She also voiced a mermaid in Peter Pan, the mother of Lambert the Sheepish Lion, Grammi Gummi on Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Grandmother Fa in Mulan in 1998.
Among her many characterizations was Nell from Dudley Do-Right, Peter Parker’s Aunt May in Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends, Foray played the milkmaid on Fractured Fairy Tales, Magica De Spell and Ma Beagle in DuckTales, Lena the Hyena and Wheezy Weasel in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Jokey Smurf and Mrs. Sourberry in the 1980s TV show The Smurfs. She also did voices for Curious George, Alvin & The Chipmunks, The Smurfs, DuckTales, The Real Ghostbusters, Felix The Cat, Mulan, Family Guy, The Powerpuff Girls, and Ursula in the new George of the Jungle series on Cartoon Network Britt Irvin became the first person ever to voice a character previously played by Foray when taking over the part in 2011.
Foray voice was by no means limited to cartoons. She played Talking Tina on The Twilight Zone, and did voices on shows like Get Smart. She played little Ricky’s puppy on a 1957 episode of I Love Lucy, and barked for Jerry Lewis on his 1950s single “The Puppy Dog Dream.” Foray was the voice of Betty Rubble in the pilot episode of the cartoon series The Flintstones, when Fred and Wilma had the original last name the Flagstones. She also played Grandma Howard on Teen Wolf.
The voice actress went before the camera as a Mexican telephone operator in an episode of Green Acres. She played the sock-puppet talk-show host Scary Mary on an episode of Married... with Children in 1991. She made cameo appearances in 1992's Boris & Natasha and 2000's The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, and as herself on an 1984 episode of The Duck Factory. Foray’s only appearance in a major film role was as a high priestess of a fire cult in Sabaka.
Foray only put in one guest appearance on The Simpsons as the receptionist for the Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper Babysitting Service in the season one episode "Some Enchanted Evening."
June Foray was married to Bernard Barondess from 1941 to 1945, and writer/director Hobart Donavan from 1954 until he died in 1976.
A new leaked photo backs up rumors that Apple’s next iPhones will come with wireless charging – Business Insider
A new leaked photo backs up rumors that Apple's next iPhones will come with wireless charging
A fresh photo leak supposedly showing wireless charging technology designed for Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" was spotted on Thursday by gadget leaks site SlashLeaks. You can check out the photo over on SlashLeaks' website. The module in the photo ...
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Entertainers often change their appearance for roles. No big deal, right? Until someone with a look as signature as Kate Hudson's blond boho-style tresses unveils a super-dramatic new look. Then the internet proceeds to have no chill and we all become super-intrigued by why the change occurred.
In preparation for a new role, Hudson shaved her head — and the buzz cut is garnering a whole lotta buzz since the actor was photographed on set with her freshly shaven style. Of course, for all the interest Hudson's new 'do is accruing, the truth remains that she looks amazing. The new shorter style goes to show Hudson can pull off pretty much any cut or color under the rainbow.
This isn't the first time Hudson has switched things up for a role, though never quite so dramatically. Last year, she lopped off her locks into a bob haircut as part of her film prep. "In May, I start shooting the Richard Pryor project. I'm supposed to have short hair, and I wanted to get used to it," she told InStyle at the time. So, I thought, 'I'm just going to chop it all off so that I have a couple months to sort of get used to it and see how I feel.' Then we'll see what else is going to happen."
There's no word yet as to the title of the project Hudson is currently working on, although she did reveal via Instagram that she has Sia to thank for her new style.
Kate Hudson hair
Hudson shared a pic of the buzz cut on Wednesday, captioning it, "Freedom. Compliments of [Sia]." On July 13, she shared a snapshot of herself alongside Dance Moms dancer-turned-actress Maddie Ziegler, saying, "Dance rehearsal with this bundle of excellence.”
Kate Hudson hair 2
So while we don’t know yet what this mystery project is, we know at least two things about it: There’s dancing, and Hudson’s head will be fabulous.
Twitter shares have dropped more than 11% following a 30-plus-day dearth in Bleeding Cool articles about Nick Spencer’s tweets.
There was a time, not so long ago, where we couldn’t go a week without publishing a Nick Spencer Fanboy Rampage article. Sometimes more than one. The superstar Marvel writer transitioned seamlessly from producing daily hundred-tweet rants about last year’s presidential campaign to producing hundred-tweet rants arguing with any person on the internet who dared criticize his Secret Empire storyline. There’s a reason Spencer is a professional writer, after all.
But somewhere along the way, Spencer just…stopped. Maybe he was tired of seeing his name in Bleeding Cool headlines like “Nick Spencer, Like Shakespeare, Knows What It’s Like To Have Readers Turn On Him,” “Nick Spencer Takes Break From Taking Break From Political Tweets To Declare Social Fabric Rapidly Degrading,” “Marvelsplaining: Nick Spencer Tells Us Why Never-Ending Relaunches Are Actually A Good Thing,” “Marvel’s Nick Spencer: Idea That Stories Should Be Escapism In Today’s World Is ‘Irresponsible, Cowardly Argument’,” “Fanboy Rampage: Nazi-Punching The Global Conversation Via Twitter With Nick Spencer, Mags Visaggio, And Alex de Campi,” “Fanboy Rampage: Nick Spencer Vs. Critics, Nerdist, And Occasionally DC Comics For Some Reason,” “Who Will Defend Event Comics? Writer Of Marvel’s Secret Empire, Nick Spencer, Will,” “In Ploy To Solve Comics’ Late Shipping Problem, Nick Spencer Urges Twitter Mass Exodus,” “Fanboy Rampage: Nick Spencer Vs. DC Rebirth Over Sales Numbers And Success,” “On The Morality Of Punching Nazis, With Nick Spencer, Lexi Alexander, And A Special Guest Appearance By Richard Spencer,” “A Day In The Life Of Nick Spencer’s Post-Hillary Twitter Account,” “As U.S. Election Looms, Clinton Surrogate Nick Spencer Steps Up Crucial Twitter Game,” “Nick Spencer’s Punchy-Kicky Superhero Comics Too High Brow For Average Reader,” “Report: Comic Book Writer’s Tweets Are Dems’ Secret Weapon To Win Election,” “SDCC: Nick Spencer’s The Oath Will Ask Readers To Pledge Support For Hillary Clinton,” “Report: Nick Spencer Catatonic After Valiant Secures Clinton Cameo,” “Report: Clinton Campaign Concerned With Nick Spencer’s Latest Captain America Twist (Spoilers),” “Marvel Prepares Electro-Shock Machine For Thursday Q&A With Clinton Surrogate Nick Spencer,” “Report: Nick Spencer Slept For Two And A Half Hours Last Night After Hillary’s Primary Wins,” and “Report: Marvel Seeking More Captain America Fill-In Writers As Spencer To Devote Even More Time To Clinton Campaign Tweets.”
Or maybe he’s been too busy writing his upcoming run on Amazing Spider-Man. Who knows?
The only thing certain is that there’s a direct correlation between the decline in Spencer’s Twitter rampages and Twitter’s drastic stock drop, even if other websites like sandwich-themed Hollywood gossip site The Wrap are trying to link it to Twitter’s Q2 financial report.
With Spencer taking it easy, Dan Slott having blocked everyone on the internet who disagrees with him (but still following and subtweeting about them), and Tom Brevoort claiming to quit the social media service, there’s no one to take up the slack of trolling Marvel’s readers with insults, condescending arguments, and gaslighting. And it’s clear that, without that vital component, Twitter is suffering. We’re all suffering.
Hopefully, Nick Spencer will name-search himself on Twitter and fly into a seething rage upon seeing someone dislike Secret Empire soon, before it’s too late and we all have to go back to MySpace.
Nine Inch Nails was one of those bands I pretended to like when I was a kid in an attempt to seem cool. All I really knew about them was their lead singer seemed angry, and that someone accidentally put the second N backwards on their logo (that’s why you don’t go use a discount graphic designer!). Well, several decades on, and their lead singer Trent Reznor is still angry about stuff. In a weirdly random turn, one of the things he’s angry about is Ashton Kutcher. Not as random: Trump.
Trent Reznor spoke to Vulture about Nine Inch Nails’ most recent album Add Violence. Early in the interview, Trent sort of takes a swipe at artists who Tweet out all aspects of their life. He said there were people whose music he couldn’t handle anymore after seeing them “bitching on Twitter about a waiter like a fucking asshole.” He wouldn’t say who, but that doesn’t mean he’s averse to naming-names.
Let’s get Trent’s Trump talk out of the way first. Trent discusses getting older (he’s 52 now), and says that the world has gotten weirder, “especially politically.” That led to talking about Trump, and Trent didn’t hold back.
“My kids walk in the room and I’ve got CNN or MSNBC on and I have to hit the mute button because I don’t want to get into a discussion about how embarrassing the president is. He’s a fucking vulgarian. Aside from whatever ideological beliefs he has – if he has any – he’s a grotesque person who represents everything I hate. I’m repulsed by everything about him and he’s the president, you know? I haven’t figured out how to rationalize that to my kids’ beautiful little optimistic minds.”
Is spending millions on golf trips an ideological belief? I can’t find my notes from high school politics class.
Now onto Ashton Kutcher. Trent was asked by Vulture about linking music and tech (Nine Inch Nails adapted quickly online, and he’s worked with Beats and Apple Music). He sort of brushed off his involvement, then made Charlie Sheen’s heart flutter by dragging “tech genius” Ashton Kutcher.
“My experience with Beats Music then at Apple largely was dismissed from outside, maybe justifiably, as here’s another celebrity moron holding up a phone and expecting some sort of credit. That kind of situation, which mine isn’t, would be insulting to the people that actually are doing the important jobs. And I don’t want to hear about ‘Ashton Kutcher’s a fucking tech genius.’ I don’t give a shit about that. He seems like an asshole. [Laughs] I don’t know where that rage just came from.”
Ashton Kutcher has invested in stuff like Airbnb and Foursquare. Maybe Trent has some long-buried pent-up anger from an Airbnb gone wrong that finally resurfaced. Like that his $399 a night beachside rental advertised a real coffee maker when in fact it was just a Keurig with a box of stale pods. Or maybe Trent always wanted to be Punk’d. Trent, I’m sure if you ask nicely, Ashton would be happy to come over to your house and pretend to repossess one of your cars.
These memes first saw popularity on Twitter as early as 2011, but only really blossomed into its current stock photo glory in September 2016. They started out pretty innocuously, utilizing the joke to make fun of universal subjects like musical tastes. Since then, the memes have become more "meta," tackling subjects like net neutrality and political theory. We've rounded up some of the best examples from the past year.
Yeah, you can keep this one.
The Bachelorette is nearing its end.
If you've been following The Bachelorette spoilers, then you already know who Rachel Lindsay is going to choose -- whether you like her ultimate choice or not.
Rachel's family members had some definite opinions about the men Rachel was considering, because of course they did.
But Twitter has some opinions of their own.
Long story short? If you love Bachelorette spoilers, read them and weep ... or not, depending on who you support this summer.
Long story shorter? Fans really seem to love Peter Kraus (as they should) and, collectively, Twitter cannot stand Bryan Abasolo.
They tweeted out memes and comparisons and some scathing opinions, proving sometimes the Internet brings people together for the right reasons.
1. This first one sums up what Twitter thinks of Rachel's judgement
3. THIS is unfair ...
4. At least his name's on the list ...
5. Family is important
6. They might lose some fans
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It's probably fair to say that Trent Reznor seems like sort of an angry guy, right?
At the very least, it's fair to say that he seems like an angry guy in this bizarre new interview he just did.
Just for an example, the interview, done with Vulture, starts off by describing Trent as being in a "pugnacious" mood.
And one of the first things Trent says is "These are the last few moments of life, let's make the most of it."
Solid start, right?
Things only get worse from there.
At one point, Trent is asked about celebrities and social media, and artists like Drake and Taylor Swift are mentioned as examples of stars who use social media in a smart way.
From there, he goes off on a tangent about Drake, saying "I'm not saying pop music isn't well-crafted or the people who make it aren't wonderful, but it's not fair me."
Fair enough, but he also adds "I've asked people, 'What is it that's good about Drake?' I've said to my friends at Apple: 'Explain to me why.'"
"As the old guy, I don't see it."
And that seems a little too catty, doesn't it? Drake is obviously popular for a reason, and if you don't understand that reason, you don't have to discuss it with a major publication.
From there, the conversation shifted to Trent's work with Apple Music: he was chief creative officer of Beats Electronics' music subscription service, which was later bought by Apple.
"My experience with Beats Music and then at Apple largely was dismissed from outside, maybe justifiably, as here's another celebrity moron holding up a phone and expecting some sort of credit," he begins.
"That kind of situation, which mine isn't, would be insulting to the people that actually are doing the important jobs."
And then, out of nowhere, he adds "And I don't want to hear about 'Ashton Kutcher's a f-cking tech genius.' I don't give a sh-t about that."
"He seems like an asshole."
What's funny, of course, is that it's actually Trent who seems like the asshole here.
The reporter simply responded with "Ouch," because how else do you respond to that sort of outburst?
"I don't know where that rage just came from," Trent says. "But all I can say is that I've learned a hell of a lot from working at Beats and Apple."
Later, the topic switched again to Donald Trump, and he reveals that he's struggling with being a father during this wild and crazy time.
"My kids walk in the room and I've got CNN or MSNBC on and I have to hit the mute button because I don't want to get into a discussion about how embarrassing the president is," he says.
"He's a f-cking vulgarian. Aside from whatever ideological beliefs he has -- if he has any -- he's a grotesque person who represents everything I hate."
"I'm repulsed by everything about him and he's the president, you know?"
"I haven't figured out how to rationalize that to my kids' beautiful little optimistic minds," he explains.
"I grew up in a sh-tty little town full of Trump voters, so I think I can understand the point of view of someone who supports his message. What I don't understand is supporting that messenger."
Well, at least the Trump hate is more deserved than the Ashton Kutcher or Drake hate, right?
But either way ... maybe just take a vacation or even just some deep breaths, Trent.
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Amanda Wellsh is the epitome of being a Brazilian beauty – her smooth yet sun-kissed skin covering a crazy sexy body always perfect for the beach. If you have not seen a lot of Amanda Wellsh, then don’t worry because you are certainly going to enjoy our photo selections below. An entire gallery of her hottest pictures over the internet and you can be sure it will have some of her hottest bikini pictures.
Just a warning though, you might not see other Brazilian babes as sexy anymore because Amanda might set such a high standard and ruin the show for everybody. We don’t care though, as long as she’s hot.
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True Detective is (probably) coming back and it’s got a brand new face and that face is fine as hell. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, House of Cards, Hidden Figures, Luke Cage) is in talks to star on the third season of the HBO drama.
Entertainment Weekly reports:
During Wednesday’s Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, California, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys confirmed the network has a deal with the Oscar-winning Moonlight actor to star in a potential third season of the anthology series.
Casey Bloys says he’s read five scripts so far and that HBO is currently looking for a director. The addition of Mahershala to the cast is great news, since the last season was one of the least sexy shows I’ve seen for a long time. I’m looking forward to Mahershala walking around in tight detective slacks, sleeves all rolled up, giving just a glimpse of bicep as he leans down to poke around at some evidence with his pen. My dream partner for him is Nicolas Cage. I think they’d be an amazing team if Nic can dial it back a notch. But I’m clearly getting ahead of myself here. As much as I loved the first season, season two betrayed me like no other. I won’t put myself through that again.
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Vicki Gunvalson’s daughter Briana Culberson is still struggling to cope with her lupus diagnosis, RadarOnline.com has learned.
“Her struggle has been finding the right doctor,” Gunvalson told The Daily Dish. “She’ll find a doctor, and then that doctor says, basically, ‘I can’t do anything more for you, so find somebody else.’ So she needs a rheumatologist, and she’s been finding one out of UCLA.”
“You know, it’s been hard on her,” she added, noting that she “kept hoping it was a misdiagnosis.”
“She really has been struggling with it,” she concluded. “So I’m just hopeful that she can continue the path of at least getting in remission or cure or whatever has to happen. But she’s only 30, and she’s just struggling with it.”
Meanwhile, Gunvalson, 55, has her own health scare this season as she was rushed to the emergency room in Iceland.
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Hot off the heels of DC’s 2016 Flintstones series, Marvel is taking its own trip to the distant past for the industry-changing Marvel Legacy one-shot by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic. But unlike The Flintstones, which was a unique and interesting take on the concept conveyed throughout a year-long monthly series, Marvel Legacy will change the Marvel Universe and the comics industry forever in one super-sized (and super-priced) special kicking off a line-wide not-a-relaunch event. Isn’t that so much better?
Yesterday, Marvel previewed two of the members of the 1,000,000 BC Avengers: Black Panther and Starbrand. Like yesterday’s teasers, today’s are drawn by Mike Deodato. Today, we get to meet Phoenix, Iron Fist, and Agamotto The All-Seeing. The teasers don’t tell us much, other than the fact that everyone shops at the same loincloth store in 1,000,000 BC. But they’re nice to look at, even if Phoenix’s head is a bit too small for her body.
Dinosaurs will be punched in the freaking face (we assume) when the Marvel Legacy oversized one-shot hits stores in September.
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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber might be the friendliest exes of all time. The estranged couple, who separated after 11 years together in September 2016, recently reunited for a great reason: to celebrate the 10th birthday of their son, Alexander. Liev documented the special occasion on Instagram writing, "Happy Birthday Big Boy! Finally hit the double digits!" alongside a photo of them cutting his birthday cake. Awww! We certainly love seeing their sweet family moments together.
Here’s the trailer for the George Clooney-directed Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon & Julianne Moore. It feels very Coen Brothers (they co-wrote the script). [Pajiba]
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Katy Perry got hit in the face with a basketball. [Celebslam]
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There has been a lot of ranting and raving over this week’s episode of Game Of Thrones. That is in part due to some of episode two’s best bits and moments, which have set up for an interesting third episode to the series’ final season.
Some of our favorite moments included Samwell Tarly’s greyscale treatment, Euron’s attack and Arya’s meeting with Nymeria.
Game of Thrones delivered on its promised faster pace of season 7 with an episode so crammed with major events, reunions, a riveting battle, deaths, and twists that it almost played like a season finale — yet this is only episode 2! After last week’s foreboding and stately premiere, “Stormborn” floored the narrative pedal, with nearly every scene delivering some kind of major consequence for our characters, setting the stage for a cross-section of battles and major power-player meet-ups.
Game Of Thrones “The Queen’s Justice” Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: HBO
Starring: Lena Headey, Jacob Anderson, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington.
Running Time:1 hour, 3 minutes
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I got a few emails complaining I am doing too many Bella Thorne posts and that she is overrated. I agree that she is, but she is by far the skankiest, dirtiest looking chick on Snapchat and for some reason I can’t get enough of it. So suck it up people, I’m not going to stop unless Bella becomes religious.
Let's hope Sean Spicer possesses more finesse on the dance floor than he did in press briefings because rumor has it Donald Trump's former staffer could be waltzing out of the White House and straight onto Dancing with the Stars. We kid you not; this is a very real rumor that's circulating right now. Is it weird to say this also sounds kind of fun and amazing, too?
While the dust has hardly settled on Spicer's embattled six-month run as Trump's White House Press Secretary, the 45-year-old politico is reportedly already being courted by ABC. Page Six reports that a TV insider confirmed the dancing competition has reached out to Spicer and that this rumor "has legs."
Since officially resigning from his role in the White House last Friday, Spicer has apparently been on the receiving end of a full-court press by major television networks. Sources spotted him leaving meetings with department heads at ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News in Manhattan.
And although the thought of Spicer becoming a talking head on a news network may be off-putting to some, it's not terribly surprising these networks are making a play for him — the former press secretary could pull in some ratings thanks to viewers who would be curious to see what he'd say or do on TV.
Love him or hate him, the thought of Spicey competing for DWTS' famed mirrorball trophy is oddly alluring. Perhaps ABC got the idea from Zach Braff, who jokingly (or so he thought) tweeted about a dancing Spicer the very day the press secretary tendered his resignation.
Can't wait to see Sean Spicer waltz on Dancing With the Stars.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 21, 2017
Unfortunately for Spicer, history doesn't give him very good odds of coming out of the ordeal carrying that mirrorball trophy. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay suffered a foot injury in 2009 that took him out mere weeks into the competition. Rick Perry — former Texas Governor and current energy secretary — also beat Spicer to the DWTS punch, but he had abysmal scores for the short two weeks he lasted on Season 23.
Still, it seems like a safe assumption that watching Spicer hoof it alongside a dancing pro would be endlessly entertaining, for however long it might last. And, if nothing else, it could provide some top-notch material for Melissa McCarthy should she choose to reprise her SNL incarnation of Spicer anytime soon.
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Elsa Hosk is incredible. She may be my favorite VS model of the moment. Some people complain that she is too thin, and to them I say go eat another cheeseburger and shut the hell up. Elsa is a healthy looking woman and just because she probably only eats salads does’t mean she is unhappy. It only means that she’ll make a fortune modeling lingerie and bikinis, and then a bigger fortune when she marries/divorces some uber rich dude getting half his billions like Miranda Kerr.
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NASA delays satellite launch to replace damaged antenna
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Our boy JB is having quite the interesting week, huh?
First, world came out that Bieber was cancelling his Purpose World Tour. While the decision in it of itself was not all that surprising, as there is a precedent for pop stars and rock stars to cancel tour dates, the rumored reasoning was.
According to multiple reports from establishments such as TMZ, Bieber canceled the remaining dates of his tour because he underwent a ‘spiritual awakening’ rooted in his relationship with church pastor Carl Lentz. While it sounds laughable, you never know with these f*cking batshit crazy celebrities.
Well, last night, as the newly ‘awakened’ Justin was leaving a church, he ran over a member of the paparazzi.
Maybe he was blinded by the light.
BREAKING: Witnesses say Justin Bieber hit a photographer in Beverly Hills on Wednesday evening. Police say it appears to be an accident. pic.twitter.com/tTqgKmAkGb
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) July 27, 2017
Justin Bieber struck a paparazzo with his truck while trying to drive away from an event in Beverly Hills Wednesday night, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. Bieber stayed at the scene during the investigation, Lt. Scott Dowling told CNN. Video from the incident appeared to show Bieber offering assistance to the man who was hit.
Dowling said a 57-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. No citations were issued and no other vehicles were involved. The accident happened near the Saban Theatre, which was holding a City Church service.
Bieber has been spotted in the Los Angeles area after recently canceling the rest of his worldwide tour due to “unforeseen circumstances.” After being spotted by TMZ near the beach in Southern California, Bieber said he plans on “just resting, getting some relaxation.”
In this world, we can never have enough laughs. In fact, if we could trade in every stress or every trouble we encounter for a ROFL moment we’d do it in a heartbeat.
Here at BroSome, we believe that everybody should laugh a lot more often. So to make your day a tad bit brighter, we’ve rounded up some of the funniest photos and memes we found around the interwebs.
Here’s another item to be filed under “things we never asked for.” Coke, it seems, learned nothing from 1985’s disastrous decision to change their formula. Because here they are again, messing with people’s pop! This time around, it’s fans of Coke Zero who are in for a big surprise come August.
Business Insider reports:
On Wednesday, Coca-Cola announced plans to stop selling Coke Zero in the US in August, replacing it with a beverage with a different recipe, design, and name: Coke Zero Sugar.
That is bold, Coke. Bold indeed. People get real loyal about their soda of choice ’round these parts. Plus it’s confusing. To me, Coke Zero Sugar just sounds like Coke Zero with sugar added. But I guess I’m just dumb, because BI also says:
With zero sugar and zero calories, the drink is designed for customers seeking lower-sugar options. According to Quincey, many people don’t understand that Diet Coke and Coke Zero do not contain any sugar. With Coke Zero Sugar, that’s front and center.
Well, I’m even more confused now. Maybe I just don’t speak “Press Release” very well. Which one has the sugar now? Zero still means none, right? Which one has “lower-sugar” and which one has “zero sugar?” Or are you telling me that the one with the big SUGAR written on it is the one that doesn’t have sugar, or is it the one that says Diet on it that has none, or to use your preferred term, zero sugar?
Despite my confusion, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey isn’t worried about the change. BI states that he said:
Confusion about the new name and design has been minimal. Coke Zero Sugar bottles and cans have plenty of visual cues to link it to the Coke Zero brand as well as the larger Coca-Cola brand — part of the company’s “One Brand” strategy to more strongly connect its colas under a single umbrella.
Ah, I see. This is a global conspiracy against America. They’ve been testing Coke Zero Sugar in a bunch of other markets and James says it’s been successful. I have one question for James (who is British). Have you ever met an American? That shit may fly in Europe, but this is the United States of America, dammit. Coke is our birthright. We didn’t let you get away with this chicanery in 1985 and we’re not going to stand for it in 2017. You’ll pull our Coke Zero cans out of our cold, dead hands or we’ll see you in court!
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Kailyn Lowry wanted the gender of her third child to be a surprise, but she couldn’t wait any longer! The Teen Mom 2 star learned she is welcoming a baby girl.
On Lowry’s Snapchat, she posted a video of a woman holding a ring attached to a chain above Lowry’s ready-to-pop baby bump.
“It’s a girl,” the woman said. “If it goes in circles it’s a girl, if it swung back and forth like a pendulum it’s a boy. It’s picking up your energy.”
Lowry, 25, is due any day now. This will be her third child with her third baby daddy Chris Lopez.
While the mother of Isaac, 7, and Lincoln, 3, from previous relationships has been struggling with picking a baby name, she narrowed it down to four.
“Karsyn, Anastasia, Murphy and Leona,” she posted on Twitter. If she gives birth to a baby boy, she shared the names, “Griffin, Nixon, Ripken and Silas.”
Lowry will be a single mother when she welcomes her new addition, as her baby daddy hasn’t been involved in the pregnancy.
“Kail became a relationship of convenience for him,” a source close to Lowry told Radar. “He never actually loved her. It was a relationship, but he just decided he wanted something different and things didn’t work out so they went their separate ways.”
Despite their rocky relationship, the insider shared that she will notify him when she goes into labor.
“She wants to give him the opportunity to see his child being born,” the source said. “She never said Chris couldn’t be involved with his child. She would hope he would want that, but she won’t force it or chase him to do so.”
When do you think Lowry will give birth? Tell us in the comments!
Hillary Clinton has announced the name of her upcoming post-2016-election memoir, and RadarOnline.com can reveal it will be titled What Happened.
“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” the politician writes in the tell-all book’s introduction.
“Now I’m letting my guard down.” She adds.
In her book, the former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate will write “what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward.”
After her tough – and surprising – loss in the 2016 election, Clinton felt it necessary to include a few self-help elements in her novel: ones she herself has used in order to get herself back up after the devastating blow.
The shocking autobiography will also touch on Russia’s controversial involvement in the U.S. election.
She will explain how the process was “marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary,” and will “connect the dots” once and for all.
This will not be the first much-awaited book in Clinton’s repertoire, as she has previously published Hard Choices and Stronger Together: A Blueprint for America’s Future.
In 2014, Prince William broke with royal tradition by taking on a new job as a helicopter pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Over the years, he was candid about how dangerous his work could be, as well as the "sad, dark moments" he and his copilots witnessed daily. Although he's been scaling back his work at the charity due to his move to London with his family (who get more adorable by the day, we swear), William knew the perfect way to commemorate his final shift as a pilot on Thursday.
The 35-year-old royal wrote a touching letter for the Eastern Daily Press sharing the "profound respect" he has for his colleagues in the EAAA, and it sounds like he truly cherished the opportunity to work alongside them.
"Over the past two years I have met people from across the region who were in the most desperate of circumstances. As part of the team, I have been invited into people's homes to share moments of extreme emotion, from relief that we have given someone a fighting chance, to profound grief," he said. "I have watched as incredibly skilled doctors and paramedics have saved people's lives. These experiences have instilled in me a profound respect for the men and women who serve in our emergency services, which I hope to continue to champion even as I leave the profession. I am hugely grateful for having had this experience."
William also touched on how grateful he was to be treated as an equal, just another pilot there to do an important job, rather than a prince. "From the moment I joined, when that phone rang at the base for the first time, it was clear that I was a fellow professional, a pilot with a job to do - in such a team there can be no other option," the proud dad continued. "But still I am grateful to my colleagues for accepting me so readily."
Since moving back to London, William and wife Kate Middleton have been ramping up their duties with the royal family, most recently traveling to Poland on an official tour and spending some time in Germany. In his letter, William emphasized that his time in the public eye has not made him be any less blown away by his job with the EAAA.
"I have watched our medical team perform surgery on a patient within minutes of jumping off the helicopter - their level of skill is astounding," he gushed. "As a team, we travel to some very daunting incidents and we have been though some incredibly tough times together, witnessing some appalling tragedies. One of the first call outs I made was to a young man who had committed suicide; it was an incredibly tough day and had a profound effect on all of us, not least in my determination now to draw attention to this issue."
William has indeed dedicated many of his philanthropic endeavors to spreading awareness about mental health, an initiative that he works on with both Kate and brother Prince Harry. It's clear that his time flying with the East Anglian Air Ambulance was an important milestone in his career, which he summed up best at the end of his letter: "As I hang up my flight suit, I am proud to have served with such an incredible team of people who save lives across the region every day."
The funniest thing about this is how little sympathy I have for these two
Meet super leggy Israeli Instagram model Romi Nest. This chicks legs are so long it would probably take me a week to climb them with my tongue. Let’s time it! Call me.
That’s quite the artistic change! Manhunter Special #1, one of a series of books that DC Comics is publishing in August has had quite the artistic lineup changed. The book originally features a Manhunter Vs Sandman story drawn by Nick Bradshaw. But he has been replaced by Miracleman and Fables‘ Mark Buckingham.
You know, it’s been quite some time since Mark Buckingham worked on a Sandman comic…
While the Etrigan The Demon back up story scheduled as drawn by Klaus Janson, is now by Steve Rude.
Here are the switching solicitations:
MANHUNTER SPECIAL #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN DiDIO • Art by NICK BRADSHAW • Backup story written by SAM HUMPHRIES • Backup story art by KLAUS JANSON • Cover by BRUCE TIMM
Big-game hunter and private detective Paul Kirk has marshaled his skills to fight crime as the masked vigilante known as Manhunter. But now crime has reached epidemic proportions that may push him to the limits—and draw the attention of the Golden Age heroes Sandman and Sandy! Plus: a short story featuring Etrigan the Demon by writer Sam Humphries and artist Klaus Janson and a Golden Age reprint.
MANHUNTER SPECIAL #1
(W) Keith Giffen & Various (A) Mark Buckingham, Steve Rude (CA) Bruce Timm
Big-game hunter and private detective Paul Kirk has marshaled his skills to fight crime as the masked vigilante known as Manhunter. But now crime has reached epidemic proportions that may push him to the limits – and draw the attention of the Golden Age heroes Sandman and Sandy! Plus: a short story featuring Etrigan the Demon by writer Sam Humphries and artist Steve Rude.
This issue also includes the stories “The Face Behind the Mask,” from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #13, “Rocket Lanes of Tomorrow,” from REAL FACT COMICS #1 and “A World of Thinking Machines,” from REAL FACT COMICS #2, all featuring art by Jack Kirby.
Still on sale August 24rd, 48 pages, $4.99
If you're a die-hard Game of Thrones fan, then you know that there have been rumblings over at HBO for some time about spinoffs getting the greenlight. It's big news for fans, especially because it means that they would get to not only stay inside of the world they've come to love, but they'd be able to meet new characters and experience new storylines.
Now (and perhaps annoyingly), the official word has come from HBO's head of programming, Casey Bloys, that those Game of Thrones spinoffs won't happen for a long time; essentially, we're talking at least a year or two before they go into production. Humbug!
Here's the official word from Bloys, courtesy of Entertainment Tonight: "The No. 1 priority in all of this is the final season of Game of Thrones. I don’t want to do anything with the spinoff or anything that detracts or distracts from that. That season will happen. And my guess is it’ll be at least a year before you [see] anything else. What I don’t want is that the attention to be drawn off the final season, which I think is going to be epic and amazing and have the distraction of a new Game of Thrones airing right after it. I think it’s best to separate it."
While it's totally annoying that fans will have to wait literal months upon months to actually see even more Game of Thrones, it should be reassuring that HBO and the creative team behind Game of Thrones want to focus on delivering a high-quality final season to viewers. In fact, it's even more interesting that Bloys appears to be implying that Season 8 — the final season — is going to be so great that fans might actually need all that time to recover. I don't know about you, but that's kind of an amazing trade-off, indicative of the kind of epic storyline wrap-ups we can expect.
So, as the old saying goes, "Good things come to those who wait." And while we're waiting, it sounds like we're going to be entertained to no end as Game of Thrones comes to a close.
Use your rainy day fund for a rainy day.
Rare megamouth shark swims with diver off Komodo Island (VIDEO)
A diver in Indonesia was treated to a rare sight off Komodo Island, catching a glimpse of a giant megamouth shark. Despite its fearsome name, the shark, which has been sighted about 60 times since being discovered, isn't considered dangerous.
THE MEGAMOUTH SHARK
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Video: Extremely Rare Megamouth Shark Filmed by Diver Off Indonesia's Komodo Island
Anyone who was a kid anytime in the past 50 years will be bummed out by this news. And it’s not even humans, either. Flying squirrels are no doubt lowering their furry heads and taking a moment of silence today for the most famous flying squirrel of them all. The Hollywood Reporter has reported that prolific voice actress June Foray died yesterday, less than two months shy of her birthday. She was 99.
June Foray, who was born June Forer but changed it to the far more glamorous-sounding Foray, started out in radio when she was 12, and was working regular radio gigs by 15. She starred in her own radio series in the 30s. In the 40s she got into film, sometimes live-action, but mostly voice-over work for cartoons. In the 50s she got into television and that’s probably where most of us are familiar with her work.
June did so many voices, she earned the nickname The First Lady of Voice Actors. If I were to list all her voice acting credits, we’d be here well into the night. Instead, here’s a best of. Most people will know June as the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. But she also voiced stunning spy icon Natasha Fatale, Tweety’s Granny, Betty Rubble in the pilot episode of the Flintstones, Lucifer in Cinderella, one of those jealous Wendy-hating mermaids in Peter Pan, and Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. You know you’re dealing with a true cartoon voice legend when The Simpsons created a character based on her.
She also has the honor of voicing not one, but THREE former Hot Sluts: Sonja from Heathcliff, Nagaina from Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, and probably the most important of all, Magica De Spell! I really regret not leading with that one, since it’s clearly some of her best work.
I loved June Foray for a lot of reasons (see everything above), but she will always and forever be the voice of a possessed doll to me. June was the original voice of Mattel’s Chatty Cathy doll, and not long after The Twilight Zone asked her to voice Talky Tina in the episode Living Doll, which is legitimately one of the best and scariest Twilight Zone episodes. Proof: Have you ever spotted an old doll with a pull-cord in someone’s basement and immediately avoided eye contact with it? Exactly. June may be gone, but we’ll always have the universal fear of creepy talking dolls.
Rest in peace, June.
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