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Almanac: Don Ho

On August 13, 1930, the singer and musician - and Hawaii's informal goodwill ambassador - was born.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsAug 13th, 2017

Twitter Loves Don Lemon"s New Year"s Eve Coverage for CNN!

Don Lemon is covering New Year’s Eve for CNN live from New Orleans with Brooke Baldwin are people are loving his work on Twitter! The 51-year-old television personality went viral last year on NYE after he got his ear pierced on live TV and opened up about his relationship trouble. Don appeared to have a [...] Don Lemon is covering New Year’s Eve for CNN live from New Orleans with Brooke Baldwin are people are loving his work on Twitter! The 51-year-old television personality went viral last year on NYE after he got his ear pierced on live TV and opened up about his relationship trouble. Don appeared to have a little too much to drink last year and it appears he repeated it pretty early into the night this time. Read a lot of tweets from people loving Don‘s coverage, and also check out pics of Don holding hands with his boyfriend a couple months ago! The one thing I continually look forward to on NYE is watching @donlemon get absolutely WRECKED in New Orleans, and this year is no exception — marley (@mindcrusch) January 1, 2018 Drunken Don Lemon Watch 2017: Don Lemon interviewed a guy on how to properly cook crawlfish in New Orleans, said the secret ingredient was beer before downing a bottle, and told Anderson Cooper "Cash me outside, how bout dat?!" #CNNNYE #HappyNewYear — Shawn Cain (@SDCain) January 1, 2018 Click inside for a lot more tweets… Watching the antics @donlemon & @BrookeBCNN has become a New Year’s Eve tradition. It is the best part of the #CNNNYE broadcast!! — Jonathan Wackrow (@JDWackrow) January 1, 2018 Some people are excited to see "drunk Don Lemon" I thought Don Lemon is always drunk.#CNNNYE #NewYear2018 #Andy — MiniSpk🔘 (@MinistryofSpeak) January 1, 2018 Pretty sure nobody enjoys New Years Eve more than Don Lemon #CNNNYE — Eric Tomik (@eric_tomik) January 1, 2018 How tipsy will Don Lemon get tonight?#CNNNYE#NewYearsEve2018 — LisetteInBlue💫 (@bookgirl8) January 1, 2018 Never change, @donlemon, never change. — Mrs. Jackpots (@snowboots0615) January 1, 2018 Don Lemon is a New Years Eve Legend — Hola Coquito! (@Moe_Be_Knowin) January 1, 2018 It's not allowed to be 2018 until Don Lemon gets black out drunk on live TV. These are the rules — Adam (@ateman205) January 1, 2018 Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon are funny as hell and a good team on nye — Brian Wisniewski (@brianwiz12) January 1, 2018 Somewhere in a @CNN production meeting on August, the following was said: "Guys, the most viral part of last year's show was Don Lemon getting shitfaced. Let's do that again." #CNNNYE — Bernie Mack (@BernieMack) January 1, 2018 Staying in tonight watching @donlemon get tipsy in NOLA. It’s only 8:00CST. I want his job. #CNNNYE — Monica Hoi-uh (@emjay4real) January 1, 2018 Just waiting for Don Lemon to get drunk on LIVE tv to save this show at this point #CNNNYE — Samara™ (@MizzSamz) January 1, 2018 @CNN is lit tonight! 2 gays hosting! @donlemon and @BrookeBCNN drunk af in Nola. And a reporter in Denver high on a party bus…. Me, I’m sitting at home in front of the tv this year. — JJAG (@jgarriot) January 1, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 31st, 2017

Garrison Keillor fired for alleged 'inappropriate behavior' by Minnesota Public Radio

The longtime radio host retired from 'A Prairie Home Companion' in 2016 but still produced the daily syndicated program 'The Writer's Almanac.'         The longtime radio host retired from 'A Prairie Home Companion' in 2016 but still produced the daily syndicated program 'The Writer's Almanac.'        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 29th, 2017

Meet "Marvel"s Runaways" Star Virginia Gardner with These 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Virginia Gardner is one of the stars of the hot new series Marvel’s Runaways and we caught up with her to learn some interesting facts about her! The 22-year-old actress, who you might remember from the movie Project Almanac or from her recurring role on The Goldbergs, opened up about her favorite band, an amazing [...] Virginia Gardner is one of the stars of the hot new series Marvel’s Runaways and we caught up with her to learn some interesting facts about her! The 22-year-old actress, who you might remember from the movie Project Almanac or from her recurring role on The Goldbergs, opened up about her favorite band, an amazing trip she recently took, and more. Check out the 10 Fun Facts below: 1. I’m a black belt in Taekwondo. 2. My favorite band is Matchbox 20. 3. My favorite movies are the LEGO movies. 4. My favorite author is Scott McClanahan and I love “The Sarah Book” by him. 5. I never learned how to ride a bike. Click inside for the rest of the fun facts… 6. I just went to Europe for the first time and visited England, France, the Netherlands and Ireland. 7. Chicken tikka masala is my favorite food of all time. 8. I have a cocker spaniel, Pekinese, toy poodle named Levi and I just rescued a kitten which I named Mr Meeseeks. 9. My first pet was a goldfish named Fishy Wishy. 10. They stick LED lights to my body to make me glow as Karolina Dean in Marvel’s Runaways. Watch the premiere of Marvel’s Runaways, which will debut on Hulu on Tuesday (November 21)......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 20th, 2017

Math is a problem in Ethan Canin"s "Almanac"

'A Doubter's Almanac' is the story of a gifted mathematician and his son.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 21st, 2016

"Project Almanac" Stars Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Virginia Lerner Talk Time Travel

If you could travel through time... what would you do? It's the question we've all pondered at some point. And in "Project Almanac" (which hits DVD and Blu-ray today), five teenagers invent a tim........»»

Category: topSource: starpulseJun 9th, 2015

Condoms, Pet Names, & Phobias! The Craziest Donald Trump Affair Details From The FULL Stormy Daniels Interview!

On Friday, In Touch Weekly published the entire 5500-word interview with Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress with whom Donald Trump allegedly had a nearly yearlong sexual affair. She spoke to the tabloid in 2011, before anyone cared and long before reportedly being paid $130K by Trump's crooked lawyer to keep her mouth shut. Related: Trump Compared [...] On Friday, In Touch Weekly published the entire 5500-word interview with Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress with whom Donald Trump allegedly had a nearly yearlong sexual affair. She spoke to the tabloid in 2011, before anyone cared and long before reportedly being paid $130K by Trump's crooked lawyer to keep her mouth shut. Related: Trump Compared Stormy To His Daughter... In the full account, the adult film actress says she can "definitely describe his junk perfectly" and drops details like names of others who were around and some cray shit you just could NOT make up! See the craziest tidbits from the interview (below)! Trump Thinks His Hair Gives Him Power Stormy: We were talking about all sorts of things. I remember he asked me like, "I gotta ask you a question and I don't want to get you offended" and I was like, "Trust me, you can't." I was expecting some sort of vulgar question and it wasn't; it was something about how much money I make off the royalties of something. And then I remember saying to him, "Ok well I have a question for you and it IS offensive." And I asked him about his hair. I was like, "Dude, what's up with that?" and he laughed and he said, "You know, everybody wants to give me a makeover and I've been offered all this money and all these free treatments." And I was like, "What is the deal? Don't you want to upgrade that? Come on, man." He said that he thought that if he cut his hair or changed it, that he would lose his power and his wealth. And I laughed hysterically at him. IT: What did he say? Stormy: He took it pretty well. He was like, "Yeah, yeah, my wife even did my son's hair like that, as a joke." I was like, "Yes, speaking of your wife…" IT: Did he mention her at all? Stormy: I mentioned her. I was like, "Yeah, what about your wife?" He goes, "Oh, don't worry about her." Quickly, quickly changed the subject. The Sex Was Boring But Not Terrible IT: Was the sex romantic? Stormy: It was textbook generic. It wasn't like, "Oh my God, I love you." He wasn't like Fabio or anything. He wasn't trying to have, like, porn sex. IT: Did he say anything to you during? Stormy: Nothing freaky. Like, "Oh yeah, that feels good. That's amazing." You know. It was one position, what you would expect someone his age to do. It wasn't bad. Don't get me wrong. Stormy: So anyway, the sex was nothing crazy. He wasn't like, chain me to the bed or anything. It was one position. I can definitely describe his junk perfectly, if I ever have to. He definitely seemed smitten after that. He was like, "I wanna see you again, when can I see you again?" Trump Apparently Didn't Use Protection While Cheating On His Wife... Ew IT: Did you use protection? Stormy: No. IT: Was that a conversation or was it kind of in the moment? Stormy: It was kind of in the moment. And I was really kind of upset about it because I am so, like, careful. The company I work for is condom-only. But I remember for a fact that we didn't because I'm allergic to latex. And I didn't go up there with condoms on me. I know that for a fact because 99% of men don't carry non-latex condoms on them, so I usually always have one in my backpack but I thought I was going to dinner, so I only had a tiny little cocktail purse. NFL Star Ben Roethlisberger Can Corroborate Part Of This Story Stormy: I ended up leaving and the next night I saw him again at a party. It was in the downstairs of the hotel I was in and he was hanging out with Ben Roethlisberger. When I got there, he was already with him. He had Keith, his bodyguard, call me and ask me if I was coming. When I got there, I called Keith and he told me where he was sitting and he brought me over. And he was hanging out with Ben for a long time. A couple other people around, nobody famous. Mostly people trying to hang on to them. Ben had just won the Super Bowl that year. Donald excused himself. He had to leave, I don't remember why, and he made Ben promise to take care of me. I stayed another 15-20 minutes and Ben Roethlisberger actually walked me up to my room that night because Donald told him to. Yeah, he walked me all the way to my hotel room. Trump Called Her A Lot -- And He Called Her "Honeybunch" Stormy: He always called me from a blocked number. He gave me — of course I had Keith, his bodyguard's number — he gave me his secretary's number, Rhona, which is his direct office line. Note: This checks out. Keith Schiller was Trump's bodyguard turned Oval Office Operations manager, and Rhona Graff was Trump's longtime secretary, and is still described as a sort of backdoor conduit for people who want to get in touch with the President. Stormy: Anytime I needed to get ahold of him, he always took my call or called me back within 10 minutes if he was on another call or wasn't there. I think she would call him and he would call me back from his cell if he wasn't in his office. The number was always blocked. He called me about every 10 days. He always called me "honeybunch." He's like, "How's it going, honeybunch?" He always started the conversation off, I think it was always his excuse to call, "I just read about you in such and such or there's a quote about you in magazine, I turned on my channel in my hotel room and guess whose face popped up?" Just like anytime he saw or read about me somewhere. I was super busy at the time. I've taken a year off because I had a baby, but I was everywhere at the time. That's when I did and was doing red carpets so there was pictures of me like all the time. That was always sort of his excuse to call: "Hey, did you know that you were on such and such? We need to get together to talk about your thing." Stormy Was Cheating Too Stormy: Anytime I called, he would call — it was funny if like my assistant or my boyfriend, who is now my ex-husband, he was my boyfriend at the time, was with me, I would always have him on speakerphone. I mean, it's Donald Trump. IT: Were you with your boyfriend when you slept with Donald Trump? Stormy: Yeah. IT: Did he know about the situation? Stormy: He didn't know that detail but he knew everything else. He called me all the time. Trump Has A Shark Phobia Stormy (describing her last encounter with Trump in Beverly Hills): We had dinner once again in his room. I had swordfish that time. Once again, no alcohol. The strangest thing about that night — this was the best thing ever. You could see the television from the little dining room table and he was watching Shark Week and he was watching a special about the U.S.S. something and it sank and it was like the worst shark attack in history. He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks. He was like, "I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die." He was like riveted. He was like obsessed. It's so strange, I know. IT: So it's just you and him in the bungalow? Stormy: Yeah. But isn't that weird? So strange. So we finished dinner and we moved to the sofa so he could get a better view of Shark Week. Weirdly, that checks out too. Just check out these tweets from early July (aka, Shark Week) two years after she gave the interview: Sharks are last on my list - other than perhaps the losers and haters of the World! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2013 Sorry folks, I'm just not a fan of sharks - and don't worry, they will be around long after we are gone. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2013 The Affair Ended When Stormy Got Pregnant Stormy: Like I said, he always called from a blocked number and for the last year and a half I honestly don't know if he's called me or not because when I got pregnant with my daughter, I completely stopped taking calls that I didn't know. My fans don't know I had a baby. I left LA and lived in Vegas and basically hid out. I just really stopped taking calls from blocked numbers, numbers that I didn't know. I even stopped answering people that I did know, like other celebrities that I'm friends with that would just want to hang out or go out in Hollywood. Trump Lied To Stormy About Getting Her On Celebrity Apprentice The biggest thread throughout, and the subject Stormy says Trump talked to her about the most, was the lie that he would "100%" get her on Celebrity Apprentice: Stormy: And then he goes — I might be out of order with the conversation because it was so long ago. But he was like, "You know what? You're really smart. You're not dumb." And I was like, "Thanks, d---. What does that mean?" And he goes, "You should be on." And I was like, "Really? No, I don't think so." And he just kept thinking about it, I could see his little wheels turning. He goes, "No, it would be really, really good for you. People would think you're just this idiot with blond hair and big boobs. You would be perfect for it because you're such a smart businesswoman. You write and you direct and you produce and obviously you're hot and you're beautiful." And I was like, "Well, it's never going to happen. NBC is never going to let a porn star on." And he was like, "I can make it happen." And I was like, "You can't. I dare you." I was totally egging him on. And that was kind of like the thing, he was like, "No, we have to work on this for you." And that was sort of what he tried to bait me with for an entire year. He was like, "We have to get together to talk about your appearance on." But he was serious. I think when it hit him in the moment, he was like, "Yeah, this is going to be really good." And it could have. Of course, it would have been sensational. He just kept pushing for it, pushing for it. And he was like, "Would you do it?" I was like, "You know what, I'm not going to waste my energy on thinking about it, but if you actually have the power to make it happen, then I'll do it." IT: Did he promise you that? Stormy: Yeah, absolutely. He told me that he got a wild-card choice. That he could push one person through at will. IT: And he said it was going to be you? Stormy: Absolutely. 100% he promised me. Stormy: That's when he broke the news to me that it almost went through but there's somebody that had a problem and it got vetoed and blah blah blah. I was like, "I told you, you couldn't make it happen." I was pretty annoyed. IT: How do you feel about all this — the broken promises? What's your take? Stormy: I don't really know. I don't have any animosity or whatever. IT: Do you feel like a fool for believing him about? Stormy: No. I wasn't like going around telling everybody, "Oh my God, I'm going to be on." It's not like I bought into it 100%. I was challenging him to make it happen. I figured my shot was 50-50 even though he swore up and down it was 100. It's not just him. I never really get my hopes up on big stuff like that. Stormy says she decided to speak to the press after hearing about Trump hypocritically badmouthing the adult industry: Stormy: He went on some tirade how he would never be associated with someone…blah blah blah. But clearly I do a lot more than just pose for. So that just makes me wonder if he was just flat-out lying the whole time. I didn't have any unrealistic expectations of actually being on the show; I figured my chances were 50-50, I did believe that he was shy. So now I wonder if the whole thing was just a f---ing lie. IT: Just to impress you, to try to sleep with you? Stormy: Yeah. And I guess it worked. BTW -- don't feel too bad for Stormy. According to TMZ, her affair with Trump might end up making her some more money -- at her latest dancing gig. Apparently The Trophy Club in Greenville, South Carolina is using it to advertise! We guess you can't hold strip clubs to confidentiality agreements... [Image via MySpace.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 19th, 2018

Why Don"t We: "Trust Fund Baby" Stream, Lyrics & Download - Listen Now!

Why Don’t We is back with a brand new single called “Trust Fund Baby,” which you can listen to right here! The song, which was written by Ed Sheeran and produced by Steve Mac, premiered on Thursday (February 1). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Why Don’t We The track is also Why Don’t [...] Why Don’t We is back with a brand new single called “Trust Fund Baby,” which you can listen to right here! The song, which was written by Ed Sheeran and produced by Steve Mac, premiered on Thursday (February 1). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Why Don’t We The track is also Why Don’t We‘s first single from their debut album, which is due out later this year. They’re also heading out on a headlining tour beginning this month. Listen to “Trust Fund Baby” below! You can also download the song on iTunes. Check out the lyrics inside! Read “Trust Fund Baby” by Why Don’t We on Genius.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 1st, 2018

Most Trump Voters Think He Should Stay In Office Even If Russia Collusion Is PROVEN IN COURT!

It's looking more and more like the Donald Trump team did indeed collude with a foreign power for help winning the U.S. election. In case you haven't followed the latest turn in Robert Mueller's investigation, Trump team member George Papadopoulos has already CONFESSED to seeking Hillary Clinton's hacked emails from Russian agents and then lying to [...] It's looking more and more like the Donald Trump team did indeed collude with a foreign power for help winning the U.S. election. In case you haven't followed the latest turn in Robert Mueller's investigation, Trump team member George Papadopoulos has already CONFESSED to seeking Hillary Clinton's hacked emails from Russian agents and then lying to the FBI about it. So what do Trump supporters think about that? What do they say when the scandal isn't fake news after all?? Um... they don't care... In a new poll from Public Policy Polling, a ridiculous 79% of Trump voters say even if collusion is proven, they'd be okay with a criminal staying in office. (BTW, 75% of Trump voters still think the story is BS anyway, so maybe they'll change their tunes as new evidence comes to light?) Apparently these people just don't understand why the U.S.A. might not want a foreign power whose interests don't align with ours having so much control of our government? Yet another thing to add to the list... CLICK HERE to view "8 Things Trump Supporters Don't Know!" CLICK HERE to view "8 Things Trump Supporters Don't Know!" CLICK HERE to view "8 Things Trump Supporters Don't Know!" CLICK HERE to view "8 Things Trump Supporters Don't Know!" CLICK HERE to view "8 Things Trump Supporters Don't Know!".....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 31st, 2017

Andy Dick Fired From Film After Sexual Harassment Allegations Surface

Comedian Andy Dick was recently fired from the film Raising Buchanan due to his conduct on the set. “My middle name is ‘misconduct.’ They know what they signed up for,” the 51-year-old told THR, and then denied that he groped anyone. “I don’t grope people anymore. I don’t expose myself anymore. I do understand that [...] Comedian Andy Dick was recently fired from the film Raising Buchanan due to his conduct on the set. “My middle name is ‘misconduct.’ They know what they signed up for,” the 51-year-old told THR, and then denied that he groped anyone. “I don’t grope people anymore. I don’t expose myself anymore. I do understand that the temperature in the world right now is delicate,” he continued. “I didn’t grab anybody’s genitals. Of course I’m going to proposition people. I’m single, depressed, lonely and trying to get a date. They can just say no, and they probably did and then I was done.” “I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That’s my thing,” he said. He continued to explain, “I overtook my medication and took too many Xanax and I was a bit loopy (on set). That didn’t make me rape people. I really don’t get it. I’m always trying to be funny and trying to get a date. I still don’t have a date. I am on Tinder and I’m looking,” Then Andy added that he’s not sure what qualifies as harassment. “I don’t know the difference between sexual harassment and trying to get a date,” he said. “In the ’70s, all the girlfriends I got was by kissing and licking their cheek. I don’t know anymore,” he said. “There were beautiful women and beautiful guys on the set. I flirt with them. I might kiss someone on the set and ask them to go to dinner. They are the ones that took it south.” “I won’t do it anymore,” Andy said. “I won’t lick anyone’s face anymore. We have an agreement.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 31st, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. & Eric Trump Are Super Jelly Of Jared Kushner!

Jared Kushner has become a prominent, prepubescent voice in Donald Trump's administration — and not everyone is happy about it. Specifically, the president's two eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who are apparently butthurt their brother-in-law is living his best life in the Washington while they're stuck running the family business in New York! Related: [...] Jared Kushner has become a prominent, prepubescent voice in Donald Trump's administration -- and not everyone is happy about it. Specifically, the president's two eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who are apparently butthurt their brother-in-law is living his best life in the Washington while they're stuck running the family business in New York! Related: Trump & More React To John McCain Brain Cancer Diagnosis A source close to the family says the Trump boys are envious of Kushner's influential role as POTUS's senior adviser and miss being part of the family fun post-election, explaining to People: "All the attention to Jared is a bit of a sore point and they feel left out of the fun in D.C. They miss being at the center of the action." Awww, is that why Junior lashed out and WikiLeaks'd himself? Ivanka Trump's husband resigned as chief executive of Kushner Companies and as publisher of the Observer in January to become the right-hand manboy of the president. He's been given a big plate in the White House -- taking on criminal justice reform, Middle East peace, and everything in between. But if you ask the Trump boys, they won't be able to tell you why Kushner is getting all the love these days instead of them. The source added: "Don worked on the campaign and Jared gets the big Forbes cover and they make him out to be a big genius, and Don is like, ‘No, I worked on the campaign too!'" While the brothers were very visible and outspoken on the 2016 campaign trail, the 36-year-old Kushner was more of a behind-the-scenes player -- which, in the end, is the type of figure who thrives in the White House. Related: Trump Had Second Secret Meeting With Putin At G20 The family source continues: "During the campaign, the brothers thrived on being the spokespeople and speaking at rallies and being very visible. Jared was able to build much more influence and power by doing exactly the opposite." Makes sense! After all, there's only room for one loud, obnoxious Trump man in the West Wing. Though Don Jr. and Eric may be jelly of their brother-in-law, the source says there is no "outward hostility" toward Kushner -- and although Jared "seems uptight," he's actually "hilarious" once you get to know him! Related: Trump Donors Are Paying Junior's Legal Bills But Ivanka's husband may no longer feel the same way about the Trump boys, especially after getting caught in the fallout of Don Jr.'s dumbass email purge. Along with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Don Jr. and Kushner are scheduled to testify before the Senate judiciary committee for the June 2016 meeting they attended with Russian officials promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. Don Jr. said he was posting the email chain -- which Kushner and Manafort were copied on -- for "transparency," but the insider says he's caused a whole legal mess to unravel, revealing: "[Don Jr. and Eric] were better off where they were, they bore no responsibility. This now brings Don into the story and attaches him to this negativity." Yup, he definitely needed some attention. [Image via CNN/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 20th, 2017

George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ To “White Slave Drivers”

Oh boy. It sounds like George Lucas isn’t exactly thrilled with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ no matter that the film has made over $1 billion in record time. He got honest about why he decided to sell ‘Star Wars’ to Disney and what he thinks of ‘The Force Awakens.’ RELATED: Here are red carpet […] Oh boy. It sounds like George Lucas isn’t exactly thrilled with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ no matter that the film has made over $1 billion in record time. He got honest about why he decided to sell ‘Star Wars’ to Disney and what he thinks of ‘The Force Awakens.’ RELATED: Here are red carpet pictures from the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premiere, including a sparkling Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley, George Lucas and more! George explained how he ended up selling the ‘Star Wars’ franchise (actually all of Lucas Films) to Disney in the first place. I looked at the future, I looked at the fact that I was going to have a baby, I looked at the fact that I was married, and I looked at the fact that I wanted to build a museum, and I looked at the fact that I wanted to make experimental films. So, my life was going on a different track. I noticed the last few movies that I’d made were costing the company a lot of money and I didn’t think that was fair to the people that worked there or the company. So, I made a decision to move ahead on the next Star Wars series and we were starting to do that. “We were working with a writer—it wasn’t quite working out—but I was also…you know, I was also stepping away a little bit and turning things over to Kathy Kennedy.” He was sharing his thoughts about retirement to Disney’s Bob Iger, who told him: ‘If you really want to sell it, we’re very interested.'” That put the sale in motion. I had the story treatments outlined and we were working on scripts. So, I sold it, but I knew when I sold it, I said, ‘I’ve tried to make movies where I step away—Empire and Return of the Jedi—and after about a couple weeks I knew I couldn’t do that. I had to stand over the shoulder of the director, help him, whisper in his ear constantly, ‘No, do this. Do that.’ And be there to help guide it. It was much harder than if I had just directed it myself.” Apparently, however, the idea of George staying involved- or perhaps the ideas he had for the stories- made Disney “a little nervous,” according to the ‘Star Wars’ creator. One of the issues was the first three movies had all kinds of issues. They looked at the stories and they said, ‘We want to make something for that fans.’ I said, ‘All I wanted to do was tell a story of what happened.’ You know, it started here and it went there. It’s all about generations, and it’s about the issues of fathers and sons and grandfathers. It’s a family soap opera. I mean, ultimately. We call it a space opera but people don’t realize it’s actually a soap opera and it’s all about family problems. It’s not about spaceships. They decided they didn’t want to use those stories. They decided they were going to go do their own thing, so I decided, ‘Fine.'” George admitted that Disney wasn’t “that keen to have me involved anyway.” Ouch. So instead he treated the sale like a breakup. At the same time I said, ‘I’m not gonna…If I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble because they’re not going to do what I want them to do and I don’t have the control do that anymore, and all it would do is muck everything up.’ So I said, ‘OK, I will go my way and let them go their way.’ And it really does come down to a simple rule of life, which is when you break up with somebody, the first rule is no phone calls. The second rule, you don’t go over to their house and drive by to see what they’re doing. The third thing is you don’t show up at their coffee shop or their thing like you’re going to run it. You just say, ‘No! Gone! History! I’m moving forward.’ Because every time you do…something like that, you’re opening the wound again, and it just makes it harder for you. You have to put it behind you, and it’s a very, very hard thing to do. But you have to just cut it all off and say, ‘OK, end of all game. I’ve got to move on.'” Given the creative disagreements, that was probably the best approach for him to take, don’t you think? RELATED: Tie the knot, he will: George Lucas is engaged! George shared his conflicted feelings about selling the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. Everything in your body says, ‘Don’t. You can’t.’ These are my kids. I loved them. I created them. I’m very intimately involved with them.” Yet he did sell them. He said: I sold them to the white slavers that take these things, and…” Oh my. George does sound very conflicted. He also opened up about his thoughts on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ admitting it wasn’t what he would have done. J.J. Abrams, he’s a good director, a good friend. “They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that. Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different. I made them completely different—different planets, different spaceships to make it new.” I think that’s a fair comment to make about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: it does feel very much like ‘Star Wars Espisode IV: A New Hope’ rather than an original movie, per se, although it’s still an incredibly fun film to watch! It is a reboot with the next generation of characters. I’m curious about what George would have done, but I’m a bit fearful, too: I’m one of the people who wasn’t a big fan of the prequels. The idea was interesting, but the stories just didn’t quite work. I can’t imagine what it must be like for George, though, as the creator, watching your story go on without you. Four billion dollar sale or not, it’s gotta be tough. I don’t know if the success of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ makes things better or worse. Photos by FAMEFLYNET.....»»

Category: gossipSource: imnotobsessedJul 17th, 2017

"A Prairie Home Companion" Creator Garrison Keillor Fired Due to Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

Minnesota Public Radio is terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor following allegations of inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him, according to a statement released on Wednesday (November 29). The 75-year-old author, storyteller and radio personality, who is best known as the creator of the A Prairie Home Companion show which he hosted [...] Minnesota Public Radio is terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor following allegations of inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him, according to a statement released on Wednesday (November 29). The 75-year-old author, storyteller and radio personality, who is best known as the creator of the A Prairie Home Companion show which he hosted from 1974 to 2016, confirmed the news in his own statement posted on his official website. “I’ve been fired over a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard. Most stories are,” he said. “It’s some sort of poetic irony to be knocked off the air by a story, having told so many of them myself, but I’m 75 and don’t have any interest in arguing about this.” In addition, MPR announced that they will no longer broadcast his remaining programs, The Writer’s Almanac and The Best of A Prairie Home Companion Hosted by Garrison Keillor. “All of us in the MPR community are saddened by these circumstances. While we appreciate the contributions Garrison has made to MPR, and all of public radio, we believe this decision is the right thing to do and is necessary to continue to earn the trust of our audiences, employees and supporters of our public service,” said MPR president Jon McTaggart. For more details on the allegation, head to NYTimes.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 29th, 2017

Almanac: "60 Minutes" debuts

On September 24th, 1968, Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace introduced the revolutionary TV series "60 Minutes," created by long-time executive producer Don Hewitt. Jane Pauley looks back at the debut of the newsmagazine that has featured countless memorable moments over the last half-century......»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsSep 24th, 2017

Almanac: Don Ho

On August 13, 1930, the singer and musician - and Hawaii's informal goodwill ambassador - was born.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsAug 13th, 2017

Cara Santana Left the Gym

Cara Santana showed off her body as she left her Studio City gym today. Cara is dating Jesse Metcalfe who was once kind of famous or whatever. I don’t know. Do I look like a celebrity almanac?.....»»

Category: topSource: theblemishMay 30th, 2014

Cassie: "Don"t Play It Safe" Stream, Lyrics & Download!

Cassie has returned yet again with a brand new single called “Don’t Play It Safe,” and you can stream it right here! The Kaytranada-produced track is the 30-year-old entertainer’s second single to be released, following the G-Eazy-assisted “Love A Loser,” since signing a new deal with Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records. “SO EXCITED TO SHARE MY [...] Cassie has returned yet again with a brand new single called “Don’t Play It Safe,” and you can stream it right here! The Kaytranada-produced track is the 30-year-old entertainer’s second single to be released, following the G-Eazy-assisted “Love A Loser,” since signing a new deal with Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records. “SO EXCITED TO SHARE MY NEW SONG “DON’T PLAY IT SAFE” WITH YOU!,” Cassie tweeted. “Waking up to see the support for my new song “Don’t Play It Safe” is truly amazing. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT SO FAR!! CHECK IT OUT IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY 😁😊” You can stream “Don’t Play It Safe” on Spotify below and download on iTunes now! Click inside to read the lyrics to Cassie’s brand new single “Don’t Play It Safe”… Read “Don’t Play It Safe” by Cassie on Genius.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 22nd, 2017

Eminem Talks Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, And… Finding Dates On GRINDR!!! Wait, What???

Eminem may be blunt in his music, but he isn't always clear about who he is. Even he admits, in a new interview with Vulture out on Tuesday, that he expresses very different versions of himself from song to song. But in giving some answers not beholden to rhyme schemes or trying to be funny, the Rap [...] Eminem may be blunt in his music, but he isn't always clear about who he is. Even he admits, in a new interview with Vulture out on Tuesday, that he expresses very different versions of himself from song to song. But in giving some answers not beholden to rhyme schemes or trying to be funny, the Rap God actually says some damn surprising things... Video: Eminem Debuts Ferocious Single Untouchable From The Upcoming Album Revival First off? He has been on Grindr! See the whole exchange that led to the reveal (below): Do you date? It's tough. Since my divorce I've had a few dates and nothing's panned out in a way that I wanted to make it public. Dating's just not where I'm at lately. When you were dating, how'd you meet people? Tinder? I mean, yeah. Are you being serious? Yeah, Tinder. Really? [Laughs] And Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs. I think a lot of long-term relationships start in strip clubs. What can I say? Going to strip clubs is how I was meeting some chicks. It was an interesting time for me. Wait, can we go back to the part where Eminem was on Grindr?? Is this Em saying he's bi? Or just talking about trying everything? (For the record some straight people do jump on Grindr from time to time. For some reason.) Then again, we are talking about the man who bought Sir Elton John a cock ring for a wedding present... In any case, Marshall seems to be getting honest on everything else. See what he has to say about more (below): On His Feud With Donald Trump "He makes my blood boil. I can't even watch the news anymore because it makes me too stressed out. All jokes aside, all punch lines aside, I'm trying to get a message out there about him. I want our country to be great too, I want it to be the best it can be, but it's not going to be that with him in charge. I remember when he was first sniffing around politics, I thought, We've tried everything else, why not him? Then — and I was watching it live — he had that speech where he said Mexico is sending us rapists and criminals. I got this feeling of what the fuck? From that point on, I knew it was going to be bad with him. What he's doing putting people against each other is scary fucking shit. His election was such a disappointment to me about the state of the country." Em says he can't wait for Trump to call him out on Twitter like he has with so many others: "I'm not going to give any away now, but I've got lines ready if he says something about me. I get almost flustered thinking about him — that's how angry he makes me. The people that support him are the people he cares about the least and they don't even realize it. At what point do you — a working-class citizen, someone who's trying to make shit better for you and your family — think this guy who's never known struggle his entire fucking life, who avoided the military because of bone spurs, who says he's a billionaire, is really looking out for you? He's got people brainwashed... He's very good at smoke screens. He's very good at flipping narratives. I just want people to think about things: What has he really done for you in the year since he's been in office? The tax cut is not going to help the middle class. It's going to help Donald Trump. That people don't see that is so discouraging... He's made the racists come out. He's made it acceptable for the white man to feel oppressed. I'm just calling bullshit bullshit: I actually don't know if I can see why people who relate to me feel like they can relate to him. This is a guy who was born rich, who says he got a small loan from his father of a million dollars. Where I come from, a small loan is five fucking bucks." On Taylor Swift Not Speaking Out About Trump "I don't know anything about Taylor Swift's situation. I can only speak for me, not her. I do feel like when you have a platform, it's important to use your voice. You can loudly call bullshit on things that not everyone can. I don't know if anyone has a responsibility to do that. That's something they'd have to look inside themselves and figure out. That's what I did, and I decided I needed to speak out." On Whether Collaborator Ed Sheeran Is The Type Of Pop Music He Used To Mock "I don't think so. He's not a boy band, he's an artist whose craft I respect. The reason that I went at pop stars back then is because people were calling me a pop rapper. What's bugged out to me is that — I don't know if everybody understands this — if everybody could do what I did, they'd just do it wouldn't they? I'm not this manufactured pop thing and I never was. A way people used to dismiss me was to call me pop. I got mad about that, and I lashed out." See more of the wide-ranging interview HERE! [Image via BET.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 19th, 2017

Roy Moore"s Election Eve Rally Featured An Anecdote About A Child Brothel Visit & Confirmation That One Of His Lawyers "Is A Jew"

Roy Moore's last campaign event was certainly his weirdest. As you surely know, the Alabama senatorial candidate has been riddled with controversy as he's been accused of pursuing women back when they were minors. Despite previously admitting to being familiar with at least two of the accusers, the GOP candidate/alleged child molester has since decided to [...] Roy Moore's last campaign event was certainly his weirdest. As you surely know, the Alabama senatorial candidate has been riddled with controversy as he's been accused of pursuing women back when they were minors. Despite previously admitting to being familiar with at least two of the accusers, the GOP candidate/alleged child molester has since decided to follow in Donald Trump's footsteps and deny, well, everything. Related: 12-Year-Old Girl Interviewed Alleged Pedophile Roy Moore In fact, during Monday night's rally, the 70-year-old attempted to convince the public that the allegations against him were just "fake news." The former state judge told the crowd: "I want you to understand this. The Washington Post put out this terrible, disgusting article, saying I had done something. I want you to understand something. They said these women … had not come forward for nearly 40 years, but they waited until 30 days before this general election to come forward." Yeah, just to clarify, these women came forward when they realized a predator may actually become a senator. Smh. Roy's wife Kayla attacked some "fake news" stories as well, as she went after those who accused her husband of being racist and anti-Semitic. Specifically, Mrs. Moore noted that Roy has hired many black employees and has Jewish friends. She explained: "Fake news will tell you that we don't care for Jews. One of our attorneys is a Jew. We have very close friends that are Jewish." How is this real life?? Just because you know someone who is black and/or Jewish, that doesn't immediately prove you're not racist. Sadly, this wasn't even the most bizarre part of the evening. That moment came when Roy's Vietnam War buddy Bill Staehle got up to tell an anecdote about the time he and Moore ended up in child brothel. Again, WHAT????? Apparently, at some point during the war, the twosome were lured to a "private club" by an officer who was celebrating the last night of his tour. Rather than partaking in the unsavory activities, Bill claims Roy was horrified by the misconduct occurring in the establishment. Staehle shared: "We got in his Jeep, he drove, he knew where he was going. And he took us to this place, which turned out to be a brothel. We walked inside, I can tell you what I saw, but I don't want to. It was clear what kind of place it was, and Roy turned to me, in less time than it took for someone to come up to us... And there were certainly pretty girls. And they were girls, and they were young. Some were probably very young, I don't know. I don't remember that, I wasn't there long enough. Roy said to me, ‘We shouldn't be here. I'm leaving.' Or words to that affect, I think those were his exact words." The two soldiers left the whore house and returned to their base camp. The veteran concluded: "And that was Roy. That was Roy. Honorable. disciplined, morally straight and highly principled." Oh cool, Roy abstained from taking advantage of young girls this one time. We wonder what his half a dozen accusers would have to say in response to Bill's inneresting story. In addition to Staehle, Trump lackey Steve Bannon spoke at the election eve rally, who claimed that liberals and the press wanted to "shut up President Trump and Judge Moore" as well as their supporters. Ugh. Roy had one last message for his naysayers when he asked: "If you don't believe in my character, don't vote for me." Fingers crossed they don't. [Image via NBC News/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 12th, 2017

Michelle Obama Talks "Standard Of Ethics" & Lack Of Diversity In Politics With Shonda Rhimes

It might be her 25th anniversary with Barack Obama, but Michelle Obama spent her day on Tuesday in conversation with with Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. During the girl power chat, the former FLOTUS discussed female empowerment and the "standards of ethics" used in the White House. Related: Barack Obama Admits He Shed Tears [...] It might be her 25th anniversary with Barack Obama, but Michelle Obama spent her day on Tuesday in conversation with with Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. During the girl power chat, the former FLOTUS discussed female empowerment and the "standards of ethics" used in the White House. Related: Barack Obama Admits He Shed Tears After Dropping Malia Off At Harvard The lawyer reflected on her family's time in charge -- and the differences facing our country now, joking: "For the last eight years, we had a standard of ethics, a lot of constraints. What it means to have a commander-in-chief that actually upholds the standards of the White House..." She went on to encourage women to "speak up" and demand a seat at the table, which is dominated by white men: "Don't waste your seat at the table and if you're scared to use your voice, then give up your seat to someone who can use it because we can't afford to waste that opportunity. I want women to pay attention, because this is what happens when we don't stand up. We give our seats up to those who are supposed to be there, because of the stereotypes of what power and success is supposed to be." The activist added: "I've been at so many tables and met so many fools who are imposters, but shame on us if we just let an imposter put us down. When you know what's right and you don't say anything, you see wrong happening and you sit quietly, that's what I want women to challenge to be, to speak up. We don't get to the right answers without raising our voices." On the subject of children, Michelle hasn't lost hope for our future generation: "I think they're more open in ways and less tolerant of obvious inequities. This generation will look at what is happening now in the world and say, ‘This doesn't feel right,' because they know what they were taught. They've been raised with an openness. Many kids today only know that Barack Obama was their president. They grew up only under hope and opportunity. I think now they will be less tolerant and feel some of what is happening now as what they intrinsically know is not what they were taught. The thing we cannot forget is that children know when people don't believe in them or they're not being invested in. Kids know when things are different for them, when they are being quieted or being treated fairly. It's sort of a shame on us adults when we treat kids like they don't know." As for the importance of diversity in Congress, Obama told Rimes: "Usually at the State of the Union address, what you see is this real dichotomy. On one side of the room it's a feeling of color. On one side of the room it's gray and white. On the other side of the room there's yellows and blues and greens. One side, all men, all white. On the other side, some women and people of color. Whenever I was sitting…I looked at that and thought ‘No wonder people don't trust politics. We're not even noticing what these rooms look like.'" Preach! After the inspiring chat, a recorded message from Barack popped up on the screen for him to tell his bride on their special day: "Your strength, grace, determination honesty, and the fact that you look so good doing all of this, it's remarkable. It's no wonder that as people got to know you as I got to know you, that they fell in love. It's truly the best decision I ever made to be persistent enough to ask you out on a date that you finally gave in and I hope you feel the same way." Feels!!! [Image via W.Wade/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 3rd, 2017

Kelly Clarkson Says She Lost "Millions" By Refusing a Writing Credit with Dr Luke

Kelly Clarkson is speaking out about Dr Luke again after saying she was blackmailed into working with him last year. This time, Kelly is saying that she lost millions of dollars because of a writing credit she never received on the 2009 song “My Life Would Suck Without You.” “There’s a lot of times in [...] Kelly Clarkson is speaking out about Dr Luke again after saying she was blackmailed into working with him last year. This time, Kelly is saying that she lost millions of dollars because of a writing credit she never received on the 2009 song “My Life Would Suck Without You.” “There’s a lot of times in my career where you don’t see my name on a song,” Kelly told Z100. “Sometimes I don’t write them, but a lot of times I do change the song in a way that probably you should ask for credit, but I don’t because the song was already great. I just made it more me and I think a lot of artists steal credit a lot from writers, which I think is super crappy because that’s their livelihood.” “I did deserve it on that song just because I changed it a bit, but I really just didn’t—especially at that time, I was so frustrated that I was forced to work…basically, they were going to sit on my record unless I did what they wanted and I was so frustrated because I literally said, ‘Anyone in the world but this one person. I will work with anyone you want to put in my path. I just had a negative experience. The guy is super talented. I’m not negating that. That’s a fact, obviously,” Kelly continued, referencing Dr Luke. “And I asked not to work with Dr. Luke… just because I had not a good experience with him. It was one thing and they wouldn’t even give it to me.” “I don’t want my name near his,” Kelly continued. “I don’t even want—I want to pretend this didn’t happen in my life and I want to forget it. There’s hundreds of thousands of dollars gone because of that…or millions actually. That song was huge,” she said. “I was making a point to the people working with me going, ‘This is how much I didn’t want to do this.’ I don’t care about the money. I don’t care about, ‘Oh, you’re going to be the most famous person ever if you do this.’ That’s not what holds weight in my life.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 14th, 2017