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  • Victoria's Secret revealed why they don't cast transgender and plus-size models

    11/10/2018 12:09:45 PM PST · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Cosmo via Yahoo ^ | November 10th, 2018 | Laura Capon
    On Thursday night, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid were just some of the models who walked the catwalk in their lingerie for the 2018 Victoria's Secret show. While Victoria's Secret has previously praised themselves for championing diversity by including models of different ethnicities. The brand has faced heavy criticism for their frankly archaic view, when it comes to both plus-size and transgender models. In a time when the likes of Tess Holliday and Ashley Graham have graced the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue. And Giuliana Farfalla and Valentina Sampaio made history with their Playboy and Vogue covers, you...
  • Man plays Russian Roulette with his own foot! (40sec YouTube video)

    11/09/2018 12:32:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/13/18
    Man shoots friend in the foot ==> CLICK HERE (WARNING: Language)
  • Girls' selfie "fail" destroys Dali artwork in Russian museum

    11/08/2018 7:27:11 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    wthr.com ^ | Staff
    YEKATERINBURG, Russia (WTHR) - A major selfie fail damaged valuable artwork in a Russian gallery. Russian authorities called out the group of girls who were taking the picture for "not behaving appropriately" when they knocked over a wall displaying paintings by Salvador Dali and Francisco Goya. The girls are seen on CCTV near the temporary wall at the museum in Yekaterinburg last month. As one of the girls stands in front of the wall to take a picture of it, the wall comes down. Then, as the wall hits the floor, a second girl can be seen behind it. Authorities...
  • 'Star Wars': Diego Luna to Star in 'Rogue One' Prequel Series

    11/08/2018 2:55:49 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 8, 2018 | Aaron Couch, Natalie Jarvey
    Disney is continuing to expand its Star Wars galaxy. Disney is developing a live-action scripted series with Diego Luna, star of 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It will go into production next year for Disney's streaming service, called Disney Plus. The series will follow rebel spy Cassian Andor during the early days of the Rebellion and ahead of the events of Rogue One. "Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said of the Rogue One prequel. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I...
  • The Conners finishing way behind Roseanne in 7-Day (Live + DVR) ratings

    11/08/2018 7:22:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 6 replies
    TV By the Numbers and Programming Insider
    The 7-Day ratings for the first two episodes of The Conners are in. Not only is Roseanne beating the Conners in live ratings, it's doing even better in delayed viewing. The Roseanne premiere added 8.8 million viewers on DVR, while The Conners premiere only added 2.6 million viewers after live viewing. The media touted how The Conners premiere finished slightly ahead of the Roseanne season 10 finale. But with 7 day DVR ratings added, the Roseanne finale finished ahead. Here are the ratings: 7-Day ratings (Live ratings plus DVR ratings) Roseanne Season 10 premiere : Demo: 8.1 Viewers: 27.26 million...
  • 'Breaking Bad' Movie From Creator Vince Gilligan in the Works

    11/07/2018 12:11:10 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 7, 2018 | Lesley Goldberg
    A new chapter in Breaking Bad is in the works. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour movie, though it remains unclear if that will be released theatrically or made for television. Representatives for Gilligan and Breaking Bad producers Sony Pictures Television did not immediately respond to THR's requests for comment. Details on the project, which has been floating around the industry with a possible fake/working title of Greenbrier, are slim. It's unclear if the movie would be another prequel — like AMC's Better Call Saul — or a follow-up of...
  • Miracle of the mind: How one man's brain disorder unlocked a hidden talent

    11/06/2018 10:13:31 AM PST · by AFreeBird · 16 replies
    WTHR 13 Indianapolis ^ | 11/05/2018 | Scott Swan
    INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The human brain is the largest and most complex organ in the body — a command center. It is constantly processing thoughts, emotions and actions. The mind is miraculous and mysterious even when it malfunctions. Rick Johnston, 49, was a hardworking supervisor for Carrier in 2015. He was on his 72nd straight day of work when he suffered a health scare similar to a stroke. "He had a neurological disorder. His brain is telling his body that he's had a stroke, but he has not had one," said his wife Cammie Johnston. "It took me almost a...
  • Poop in hand, Bill Gates backs China's toilet revolution

    11/06/2018 5:56:23 AM PST · by listenhillary · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/06/2018 | AFP
    As one of the world's richest men and most active philanthropists, Bill Gates usually has his hands full. Just not with poop.
  • Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody rules the box office with $50 million debut

    11/04/2018 11:03:06 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 5, 2018 | OLIVER GETTELL
    Bohemian Rhapsody is proving to be box office dynamite (with a laser beam?). Twentieth Century Fox’s foot-stomping biopic about the influential British rock band Queen is on track to sell an estimated $50 million in tickets at 4,000 theaters in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, far exceeding expectations and easily dethroning Halloween as the No. 1 film in North America. Starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) as Queen’s charismatic frontman, Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody will notch the second biggest opening for a music biopic ever, behind 2015’s Straight Outta Compton ($60.2 million). Heading into the weekend, the film had been...
  • Conservative Memes - Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture Finale

    11/03/2018 3:46:15 PM PDT · by mairdie · 24 replies
    Conservative memes before the midterm elections, done to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture Finale, Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut.
  • Steven Spielberg, Oprah Producing ‘The Color Purple’ Musical for WB

    11/03/2018 1:37:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Collider ^ | November 2, 2018 | Jeff Sneider
    Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones and Broadway veteran Scott Sanders are set to produce a new film version of The Color Purple that Warner Bros. will develop as a feature adaptation of the acclaimed musical, Collider has exclusively learned. Spielberg famously directed the 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker‘s 1982 novel, which won a Pulitzer Prize, making its author the first black woman to win the Pulitzer for fiction. The original Broadway production of The Color Purple ran from 2005 to 2008, earning 11 Tony Award nominations in 2006. A Broadway revival opened in late 2015 and ran through early...
  • Ultimate classic racer-cruiser yacht for sale (Video of the most beautiful sailboat)

    11/02/2018 3:04:53 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    Video LinkI used to sail rented boats (I built one as a kid, but it sank on its maiden voyage). Have loved classic (one design) sailboats forever. This is possibly the most beautiful sailboat I have ever seen.As an aside, my ex-wife's father (one of my favorite people in the world) sailed from childhood. He told me that going to boat shows was almost as good as owning a sailboat. You got all the imagery with none of the expense.I think that watching a youtube video of a beautiful boat must be almost as good as owning it.Anyway, here is...
  • World's tallest statue unveiled, nearly twice as tall as Statue of Liberty

    10/31/2018 5:49:01 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-31-18 | Gut Davies
    The prime minister of India today unveiled the world’s largest statue, dedicated to Sardar Patel, a nationalist who helped unite modern India after its independence from Britain. "We are doing everything possible to turn Sardar Patel's vision into a reality and ensure a good-quality life for our fellow Indians," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. The monument, called the Statue of Unity, stands at nearly 600 feet and cost a staggering $460 million to build. That makes the mega statue almost 200 feet higher than the world’s next largest, the Spring Temple Buddha in China, which stands at about 420...
  • Best POWER BALLADS (vanity)

    10/31/2018 3:40:56 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 145 replies
    Myself ^ | October 31, 2018 | A Navy Vet
    I know it's off music day. Just thinking to get us out of the politics.
  • Actor that appeared on 'Better Call Saul' and 'Longmire' admits to cutting off own arm,...

    10/31/2018 10:00:09 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2018
    A would-be actor took a shockingly extreme step to improve his career by cutting off his own arm so that he could more easily pose as a war veteran, only to have a handful of small, modest parts to show for his extreme and bloody trouble. According to KOB4, Todd Latourette, who claims he is bipolar, cut off and cauterized his right arm roughly 17 years ago while he was off his medications. “I severed my hand with a Skil saw,” he told the outlet. “The state of my mind was a psychotic episode.” Surprisingly, the move worked and Latourette...
  • Actress ‘panicked’ by panting tongue emoji from Geoffrey Rush

    10/30/2018 2:09:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.dailytelegraph.com.au ^ | October 30, 2018 12:29am | Matthew Benns and Lucy Hughes Jones
    A TEXT message with a panting tongue emoji sent from Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush “panicked” a young actress who said she felt the actor was “unsafe”. Eryn Jean Norvill said she felt “bewildered” by the message from Mr Rush in which he also wrote: “I was thinking of you as I do more than is socially appropriate”. Ms Norvill told the Federal Court she “probably panicked” when she received the message “because I believed Geoffrey to be unsafe”. Mr Rush, 67, is suing The Daily Telegraph over a series of articles late in 2017 which reported that a young actress...
  • Cate Blanchett to Play Anti-Feminist Phyllis Schlafly in FX Limited Series (tr)

    10/30/2018 11:37:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    TV Line ^ | October 30. 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Talk about a crowning achievement: FX has lured Cate Blanchett to the small screen. The two-time Oscar winner has signed on to star in FX’s ’70s-set limited series Mrs. America, TVLine has learned. The gig will mark Blanchett’s first major role in a U.S. television series. Created and written by former Mad Men scribe Dahvi Waller, Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (played by Blanchett). Through the eyes of the women of that era — both Schlafly and...
  • New Jon McNaughton Painting: "Blexit" (Black exit from the Democrat Party) - Vanity

    10/30/2018 10:51:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    Oct. 30, 2018 | Vanity
    This is my “Blexit” painting. (Black exit from the Democrat Party) It is called “The Runaway Slave” and features Rev. CL Bryant. Be free of slavery!
  • Lena Dunham to Adapt Refugee Survival Story for Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams

    10/29/2018 7:45:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | October 29, 2018 | Matt Donnelly
    Lena Dunham will write the harrowing survival tale of a Syrian refugee stranded at sea for the big screen. Dunham has been tapped by co-producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.” The nonfiction release comes from author Melissa Fleming, the chief spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner and Flatiron Books. It documents the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a mother of two fleeing Egypt for Sweden by boat. Shipwrecked along the way, Al Zamel survived for days in open water holding...
  • Johnny Depp Dropped From ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ as Disney Plans Reboot for Franchise

    10/29/2018 1:29:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 121 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | October 29, 2018 Updated: October 29, 2018 | By Mimi Nguyen Ly
    Johnny Depp has been dropped from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” according to the film franchise’s original scriptwriter Stuart Beattie. Disney Studios plans to reboot the billion-dollar franchise and will be axing Depp, Beattie told DailyMail TV at a recent red carpet event in Hollywood. The 55-year-old Depp had played Captain Jack Sparrow—a major role in the five “Pirates” movies over the past 15 years. “I think he’s had a great run. Obviously, he’s made that character his own and it’s become the character he’s most famous for now,” Beattie said. “And kids all over the world love him as that...