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If dogs can be in workplace, why not babies? Employer lets parents bring infants to office

The company's CEO thought, "If dogs can be in the workplace, why not babies?"         The company's CEO thought, "If dogs can be in the workplace, why not babies?"        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJan 11th, 2019

Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Adopts Puppy From Korean Dog Meat Farm

Team USA’s Gus Kenworthy is once again wrapping up the Winter Olympics with a rescue dog. The 26-year-old Olympic freestyle skier took to Instagram on Friday (February 23) during the 2018 Winter Olympics to reveal that he and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas rescued a puppy named Beemo from one of South Korea’s many dog meat [...] Team USA’s Gus Kenworthy is once again wrapping up the Winter Olympics with a rescue dog. The 26-year-old Olympic freestyle skier took to Instagram on Friday (February 23) during the 2018 Winter Olympics to reveal that he and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas rescued a puppy named Beemo from one of South Korea’s many dog meat farms. “This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visited to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea,” Gus captioned the slideshow below. “Across the country there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for food in some of the most disturbing conditions imaginable. Yes, there is an argument to be made that eating dogs is a part of Korean culture. And, while [I] don’t personally agree with it, I do agree that it’s not my place to impose western ideals on the people here. The way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty.” Beemo was one of 90 dogs living in cold, cramped outdoor cages and neglectful, cruel conditions. Good news: Gus shared that the farm they visited is being shut down, and all of the pups are being flown to the U.S. and Canada, where they will be put up for adoption with the help of Humane Society International. “I’m hoping to use this visit as an opportunity to raise awareness to the inhumanity of the dog meat trade here in Korea and the plight of dogs everywhere, including back home in the US where millions of dogs are in need of loving homes!” Gus added. “Go to @hsiglobal’s page to see how you can help.” Gus also rescued five stray dogs at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. See his full post below. This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visited to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea. Across the country there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for food in some of the most disturbing conditions imaginable. Yes, there is an argument to be made that eating dogs is a part of Korean culture. And, while don't personally agree with it, I do agree that it's not my place to impose western ideals on the people here. The way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty. I was told that the dogs on this particular farm were kept in "good conditions" by comparison to other farms. The dogs here are malnourished and physically abused, crammed into tiny wire-floored pens, and exposed to the freezing winter elements and scorching summer conditions. When it comes time to put one down it is done so in front of the other dogs by means of electrocution sometimes taking up to 20 agonizing minutes. Despite the beliefs of the Korean public at large, these dogs are no different from the ones we call pets back home. Some of them were even pets at one time and were stolen or found and sold into the dog meat trade. Luckily, this particular farm (thanks to the hard work of the Humane Society International and the cooperation of a farmer who's seen the error of his ways) is being permanently shut down and all 90 of the dogs here will be brought to the US and Canada where they'll find their fur-ever homes. I adopted the sweet baby in the first pic (we named her Beemo) and she'll be coming to the US to live with me as soon as she's through with her vaccinations in a short couple of weeks. I cannot wait to give her the best life possible! There are still millions of dogs here in need of help though (like the Great Pyrenees in the 2nd pic who was truly the sweetest dog ever). I'm hoping to use this visit as an opportunity to raise awareness to the inhumanity of the dog meat trade here in Korea and the plight of dogs everywhere, including back home in the US where millions of dogs are in need of loving homes! Go to @hsiglobal's page to see how you can help. #dogsarefriendsnotfood #adoptdontshop ❤️🐶 A post shared by gus kenworthy (@guskenworthy) on Feb 23, 2018 at 8:10am PST.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 23rd, 2018

NBC"s Investigation Finds "No Evidence" That Execs Knew About Matt Lauer"s Allegedly Inappropriate Workplace Behavior!

The results of NBC's internal investigation into Matt Lauer's inappropriate workplace behavior are in, and the network apparently found NO evidence of employees complaining about the former Today show host "prior to November 27, 2017." Almost 70 current and former employees were interviewed in the investigation, led by NBCUniversal general counsel Kim Harris, many of whom [...] The results of NBC's internal investigation into Matt Lauer's inappropriate workplace behavior are in, and the network apparently found NO evidence of employees complaining about the former Today show host "prior to November 27, 2017." Almost 70 current and former employees were interviewed in the investigation, led by NBCUniversal general counsel Kim Harris, many of whom reportedly "expressed shock" after reading the reports of Lauer's behavior, "including employees who spent significant amounts of time with" him. Related: New York Attorney General Resigns After Allegations Surface! According to the report, the four women who accused Lauer "confirmed that they did not tell their direct manager or anyone else in a position of authority about their sexual encounters with Lauer." The report added that no one at Today show leadership or News HR said they received a complaint about Lauer's inappropriate workplace behavior, and investigators "did not find any contrary evidence." Those who were interviewed said they were unaware that Lauer "had engaged in sexual activity with other employees." While many admitted they "heard or read rumors about Lauer's personal life... and the possibility of extramarital affairs," the interviewees apparently assumed that "the rumored extramarital affairs were with women outside of the Company." Even though Lauer was known for being "flirtatious" in the workplace, most witnesses reportedly "had positive things to say about Lauer's demeanor in the workplace." The report stated: "A number of individuals interviewed said that Lauer could be flirtatious, would frequently make jokes, some with sexual overtones, and would openly engage in sexually-oriented banter in the workplace. Several women also credibly described to the investigation team being the subject of what they believed was a sexual overture from Lauer in which he complimented them on their appearance in sexually suggestive ways. According to these women, Lauer did not pursue them further when they deflected or ignored the overture, and they did not experience any retaliation. All these women stated that they did not report this behavior to anyone in a position of authority." While the four complainants didn't officially report the alleged behavior, they "said that they believe former NBC News or Today Show leadership knew or must have known about Lauer's alleged inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace." Related: Tom Brokaw Vehemently Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations Current NBC News chairman Andy Lack cleared the air on the issue in a separate message to employees Wednesday morning, noting that the alleged behavior went down at "a time when people were not comfortable coming forward to voice complaints about repugnant behavior." Lack made it clear that going forward, network employees need to be more upfront about the issues they face in the workplace. He wrote: "That is not acceptable. We cannot change the past. What we can do is learn from it, and try to make it right. We have already begun to turn the page to establish a safer and more respectful environment. That requires strong, specific steps in a sustained manner to transform the culture." The report also attempted to clear up the drama surrounding the desk button in Lauer's office. Like Katie Couric recently claimed, it was misreported that the button on Lauer's desk locked his office door. The report claimed that "according to the NBCUniversal facilities team, the button is a commonly available feature in executive offices in multiple NBCUniversal facilities to provide an efficient way to close the door without getting up from the desk. The button releases a magnet that holds the door open. It does not lock the door from the inside." Not every NBC News employee is happy with Lauer's spotless report card, however. Multiple staffers spoke to The Hollywood Reporter saying they felt that the probe should have been outsourced, as an internal investigation might not be taken as seriously. But nevermind what Ann Curry probably thinks -- what do YOU think about these results, Perezious Readers!? [Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMay 9th, 2018

Shangela: The Socialite Life Interview

Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred […] More Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred when season two contestant Shangela (a/k/a Shangela Laquifa Wadley, the Debutantess of the Deep South) returned to compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Although she may not have as much experience as her fellow competitors, she’s surely got just as much heart and passion for performing. You can’t not be in a good mood when you talk to Shangela! We chatted with Shangela about her return to Drag Race, how she got her start as a drag entertainer and her future plans. With her infectious personality and homegrown charm, it’s easy to see how this queen got a second chance to compete for the title! Shangela: Halleloo, somebody! Socialite Life: Halleloo! Hi Shangela! How are you? Shangela: I am fabulous! How are you today? SL: I’m great because I’m talking to you! Shangela: Aww, yay! Thank you for that, I appreciate that. SL: I was so happy to see you come back on RuPaul’s Drag Race Shangela: Well, honey, only half as happy as I was to be back! SL: On the premiere, they made sure to let the viewers (and the other queens) know that you had to audition again to get on Drag Race 3. Shangela: That’s right, just like everyone else! You know, there were tons and tons of applicants – even more than the first two years – this year, so the competition was stiffer. But, you know, I felt like I worked so hard over the last year and why not? I really wanted to come back and show that I am America’s Next Drag Superstar – not because I’m specialized in one specific area, just because I work hard in all of the different areas. I feel like I’ve been in “drag boot camp” over the last year! So, I was excited to put in an audition tape and hopefully come back and I was just lucky that RuPaul felt the same way. SL: What was it like to get that second chance? Shangela: Girl! I’ll tell you this, the day I got the call, I really, really almost didn’t believe it because, going on the show, doing the second season, I’d only been doing drag for five months – and to get a huge honor like that to compete with 12 other of the best divas out there, I already had such a great opportunity. And I was only on one episode, you know this, but I worked it as hard as I could over the next year, just to get better and take what I learned from that one episode and go farther. So, I was like, “I’m going to try this” and to get that call saying “We’re going to bring you back” and you get another shot at this – it’s a second chance at life really. And you play it in your head like, “Okay, what am I going to do better? How am I going to turn this time?”, but it’s so much more pressure too because when you get a second chance, I feel people judge you more critically. View this post on Instagram Last night I joined @EqualityUtah to help raise more than $160,000 for LGBTQ activism and work. Swipe right to see some great pics from the night with @tanfrance @danreynolds of Imagine Dragons @senatorjimdabakis and Savannah, the outspoken young teen that courageously came out to her Mormon church. Let’s keep standing united to end conversion therapy everywhere and make our community even stronger. Halleloo! (And can I take a quick sec to feel my oats about Dan Reynolds standing and jammin to my live performance of Uptown Fish last night lol) A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Nov 4, 2018 at 7:14am PST SL: Was the reaction of the other girls when they first saw you this season creative editing or did they really have those expressions on their faces when they laid eyes on you? Shangela: Girl, if it was creative editing, I need to hire that person to get the reactions for everything I say in life! Those were the most real expressions on their faces – you know, I jump out of a Christmas box – first of all, I look like “jack-in-the-box Shangela” – and I come popping out of this box and to see all of those faces, their jaws were just on the ground. And I thought that – you know me, I’m Shangela, I hug everybody – so I’m like “Hey, I’m back! How is everybody?” and everyone’s looking at me like, “Who? Oh, really?” SL: Do you feel like the competition is stiffer this season? Shangela: Well, you know, I was only there for one episode last season and this year’s girls are a completely different batch from last year’s girls. I can’t really comparatively judge them – but I can tell you that this year’s girls were sickening! Because as more people are competing, Ru and the judges – and everyone who chooses the contestants on the show – they’re having to see everyone pulling out the best of the best. So, definitely, it was a tough competition and these girls are stiff competition, period. SL: So, let’s talk about you. How did you get your start in drag? Shangela: Well, you know, this is pretty much my anniversary month. I’ve been doing drag now for exactly two years but going on the show, I’d only been doing it for 4 months. I kind of fell into it, to be honest with you. I was choreographing a number, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, for these three guys who were doing a charity event here in West Hollywood and, the night before the guys were to go on, one of them got sick. So they called me and said (of course, I wasn’t Shangela yet), “DJ, is there any way you can help us out? You know all of the steps and we really want to do this as a trio” and I’m thinking, “I don’t have any wigs, I don’t have any makeup.” But…well, you know, I’m gay, honey! So, just a man around the corner has a wig, a dress, something in your size, a bra, some pads…and the next thing you know, I was filling in for him. And the guy who runs the show said, “I would love for you to come back and I would love to book you for our show” and I said “Oh, this isn’t my thing. I’m not a drag performer, I was just filling in” and he said, “You can win money” And girl, you know we’re in a recession! (Laughs) But, to be honest with you, I’ve always been a performer. I’ve been a backup dancer for some of the best drag queens in the business back in Texas and I always watched them and I learned by watching but I just love to entertain. So I say it chose me and I fell into it and now I’m just loving it. View this post on Instagram LaQuifa HOME Collection A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Oct 6, 2018 at 3:17am PDT SL: How did the character of Shangela come to life – and how would you describe her? Shangela: Well, she’s evolved, okay? (Laughs) I’ll tell you this – Shangela is a little bit bougy, but she’s also your homegirl. I’ve always stuck to that and I also have affectionately titled myself “The Debutantess of the Deep South” – and that speaks a lot about Shangela. Shangela is sweet, she’s somewhat refined but she’s also your girl from the block. Anybody you want to call or go out with – the party girl who’s going to tell it like it is – that’s Shangela. SL: I saw you do stand up on Logo and I thought you were hilarious! Is that something you had done before you started doing drag? Shangela: Well, you know, the really cool thing is – and I don’t know if you know this – but before I went on Drag Race, I’d been working a 9-to-5 office life in PR for the last couple of years and, you know, sometimes you just feel – I don’t know if you ever feel like this – but I felt like this just isn’t everything that I want out of my life. It’s great, it works for a lot of people but, for me, I felt almost trapped. I was getting up at seven to be on the road by eight, be at the office by nine and then leave at six, get home at seven, go to bed at ten to get back up at seven – you know? And that was every day of the week and I just felt like when I got the opportunity to go on Drag Race, this was my shot. And my job told me, “If you go there, we’re not going to be able to keep your job for you”, so I quit – in the middle of a recession – and that’s not an easy thing to do but when you have a passion, sometimes you’ve got to step out on a little bit of faith – halleloo! So that’s what I did, and luckily, it worked out really well for me. It opened the door for me. I didn’t go back to work…here’s the thing, when I left to go on Drag Race, I was like, “Baby, yes, I’m going to win this. I’m going to take care of my family and I’m going to be the next drag superstar” – and I went home after the first episode. And I kind of had a little moment of shock like, “Oh my God, what have I done? I quit my job. I don’t have any checks coming in. What’s going on?” – but that opened the door for me to really do what I’m supposed to do with my life – and that’s being an entertainer. I started doing stand up comedy at a couple of clubs here in Los Angeles and they picked me up at The Comedy Store. They said, “We think you’re funny. We want you to come every two weeks.” and from there, they cast me to do stand up comedy and host the Logo comedy special. So all of that’s kind of come as a result of me following my dreams – and starting it with Drag Race. SL: Do you think being able to do stand up is a benefit to your drag career? Shangela: Oh my God, yes! Any time I can be on a stage and perform is a benefit to my career. Any time that I can make someone else laugh or touch someone’s life – because you really don’t know how much laughter impacts our world, it really does. And that’s what I think I bring to my everyday life…you ask my friends, honey, their stomachs are hurting all of the time because we just sit around and laugh! But I love to bring that to the stage so I think that, yeah, being in drag definitely helps me have more experiences that are crazy and funny – and I can take them right to the stage. SL: When you’re on stage, what do you enjoy the most about performing? Shangela: It’s the connection that you get with the audience. You know, a lot of people can put a great look together and get on stage and they look gorgeous and they do their song – if it’s a lip sync – or they do their form of entertainment; but if you don’t connect with the audience, then the people in the audience don’t get the full experience of being at the show. And that’s what I bring every time I hit the stage – that’s what I really want to bring is an experience. It’s not just, “I’m going to see Shangela”. It’s “I’m going to experience Shangela” and that’s what you get! That’s what I love about being on stage, the way you can really connect with people in the audience and have a good time! SL: As far as inspirations for your drag performances – do you have any? Shangela: Oh, definitely! I have so many because I’m new – so everything is so wide-eyed to me. I get so much from so many different people. I look at people’s fashion or I look at the way people bring fire to the stage, there’s always me in the performance but a lot of times – especially makeup, honey! I have a drag mother who I got after I started doing drag – but I used to dance back-up for her. Her name is Alyssa Edwards out of Dallas, Texas. Now she is the most winningest…can I say, bitch? She is the most winningest bitch in captivity, okay? She has won every pageant because she’s refined and what I have in entertainment I’ve had to really try and gather fast to meet that or match it with refinement, with makeup and the ability to sew and create costumes and just to be organized with your drag – because it can be a lot. So, I learned a lot from her. I’ve learned a little from afar by watching Ru as a businessperson – making drag, not just a past time or a hobby – but, as I said, I left my job and this is what I do full-time now. It’s now a business. It’s about marketing, it’s about branding, it’s about connecting to your fans, it’s about being fresh, new and re-inventing yourself – and that’s what I hope to continue to bring. SL: Do you think your background in PR has helped you in your drag career? Shangela: You know, my background in life helps it out! And, I’m just fortunate – definitely the PR piece, because you can go into a meeting and people are talking about, “We’re going to do these t-shirts with you” and you can know that there needs to be a strategy behind just putting some t-shirts together. There needs to be a business model that works with doing everything in drag – you know, a big misconception about drag queens is that this is what they’ve done all of their lives. And there are some drag queens who have – and that’s great for them – but I know drag queens who are attorneys, I know drag queens who, you know, have full, married lives and have children and I know drag queens who are creative in the arts – artists, stylists, everything – we come from all walks of life. So I think a lot of us – including myself – bring what we have from our background and put it into our drag to make us successful. SL: Were you able to learn anything or take anything away from this season’s experience? Shangela: A check! (Laughs) I’m telling you, what I always take away from last year’s experience on Drag Race and this year’s experience on Drag Race is not only the connection, the family with the other girls – because you know there are some catty bitches in that room, okay? There are! And they will fight tooth and nail to get to the top, as when you’re in a competition you sometimes have to. But what the viewers at home don’t get to see is that after the show and even during in the show, we develop such great relationships between a couple of us – and that’s what I love – the sisterhood of drag – because you can’t get far without helping someone else and someone else has to bump you and that’s what I really believe in. I get so many emails and so many calls from new drag queens on the scene – because I think that’s part of the genre of the group that I represent as well because I’m so new – and fierce! I really have to be a role model for them and I think it’s important that we help each other – and, on the show, you don’t get to see it, but we’ve built a great sisterhood there – a family. SL: What kind of advice are you giving to these aspiring drag queens? Shangela: Well, I’d say watch, listen, learn and always do you! That’s it! You can watch a lot of people – but you don’t want to become anyone else – the whole thing about drag is that its self-expression. It’s unleashed, okay? Anything that you think that can’t be done in drag…yes, it can! If you’re a nasty, stank ho and you want to get on the stage…that’s you’re drag – you do you! That’s not Shangela! But you do you! And that’s my advice to all of them. Makeup…that’s the “watch, listen, learn” part – the makeup, the putting yourself together, the hoe to be organized, the how to make it work…but when you get on stage, ain’t nobody there but you and the lights! So you have to do you! SL: Is there a lot of DJ in Shangela? Shangela: Yes, but Shangela takes it to the next level – a different level. In my day-to-day life, I’m entertaining, I’m funny, I love my friends, we have a good time, that kind of thing…yes! Shangela’s more of an all out-there partier. You’re going to see me on the stage at the club, having a good time, toasting it up with the girls. I’m a little bit louder – if you can even imagine that because I’m mighty loud today! But, I just take it up a notch and when you’re a girl – or when you’re putting on an illusion – it’s a full-on illusion to me. When you meet Shangela, you get the Shangela voice, the Shangela essence, the Shangela smell – I mean, I am Juicy Couture fish! I love just putting all of that together as Shangela. Now, in my day-to-day life, I’m not so glamorous all of the time. Right now, I’m just sitting here – I just helped my friend with a photo shoot this morning at the LA river, and I’m very “call me up, I’ll help anyone” and I was holding a reflector, I’ve got my hair snatched back in a bun with a baseball cap on with sunglasses – that’s the farthest thing from glamour that you can get! But you’ll never see Shangela in a pair of sweats – I don’t even show up at the club in a pair of tennis shoes, no ma’am! SL: What do you think separates you from the other queens this season? View this post on Instagram #AStarIsBorn #UKPremiere Dress: @diegomontoya3d; Styled by: @derekanthonypurcell Hair: @ashleiiman; Hair Styled by @justmaydoes; Jewelry: Maria Isabel; Body Bronzer: @bludline A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:13pm PDT Shangela: We’re all very, very different. You’ve seen the first episode, you can already see a lot of the really sharp differences. I think what sets me apart is that…well, two things. One, I’ve been in this setting before, so I feel like I have something to prove this time around. So, the fire in me, I feel is burning a little bit brighter – it’s a little bit hotter because I feel like I have so much to prove…I have a huge weight on my shoulders, being brought back to represent those who haven’t been doing it for a long time, to say it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing something, you can still rock it and you can be the fiercest bitch in the room! It’s not years of experience, it’s how hard you’re willing to work, and I think that’s what really sets me apart in this room is that I’m here to work – and that is W-E-R-Q! – with the exclamation point! I’m going to work, so I think that’s what sets me apart. I don’t want to be the baby of the group this time around even though I have the least amount of experience in drag. I’m nobody’s baby. My years of experience are less than the other girls, but then again, the fire is burning hot and somebody better step back or you’re going to get burned! SL: What would people be surprised to know about you? Shangela: I’m a very open book, a lot of people don’t know that I’m from Paris, Texas. I tell everyone that as soon as I meet them, but they look at me and say, “You don’t have a Texas twang.” Well, you know, give me a bucket of chicken and a Coca-Cola and the next thing you know, I’m just as country as can be! But, I am from Paris, Texas. It’s a very small town and I grew up with my grandparents and my Mom came back from the military and I grew up with her in a single-family home and I really worked a lot to have the experiences in my life that I’ve had. But you wouldn’t know that I’ve worked on the hill for a year or that I studied abroad in Madrid in art history…nobody wants to know all of that, they just want to see what you have on the stage. But there are so many layers to me, and I love just sharing a lot and everything about me, so there’s not a lot people don’t know about me – if you choose to get to know me. SL: How would you describe your look? Shangela: Sickening – that’s pretty much the way you would describe my look! To be honest with you, I think that my look just…there’s so many looks because it’s drag…the everyday Shangela is glamour and homegirl – all together. It’s glamour girl from the streets – because, with me, I always keep it real. I can have on the Alexander McQueen, straight off the runway, and look fish sickening boots – and we can still roll in that to the Taco Bell. That’s who I am and that essence of me keeping it real just comes with everything – and I think that’s the best way that you can connect with people – there are no walls, there is no diva attitude – I am a diva, make no mistake, when I come into a room, I feel like it’s important to say, “I’m here”, but you don’t have to say that out loud to do that, you just have to walk in and be – and that’s Shangela. SL: What does the future hold for Shangela? Shangela: Well, specifically, on the show, I want to win – so, my aspiration is to go home as America’s Next Drag Superstar. In addition to that, I really just want to be able to show that there’s so many different talents to drag queens to me, as Shangela, that I hope I’m able to express to the full extent on the show. I’m a comedian, I’m an entertainer, I’m a host – I would love after the show to go on and represent – whether it be brands or a show host, having someone sitting on my couch every week and keeping it real and talking. Be the Andy Cohen, have a Life on the D List – I live here in Los Angeles and I am a diva on the rise. So, with all of those experiences, people should be able to see those and experience those as well and hopefully, one day, I’ll have a platform to share that with them. SL: Do you have any interest in a singing career? Shangela: You know, I think that a lot of girls have done great with their careers, from season two especially – and season one. I know that my sister Sahara Davenport just put out a new single “Pump with Me” which is kick-ass, it’s a dance track. And I love to sing, I’m a Tina Turner fanatic. But I think where I’m going to start is by doing a one-woman show and my calling is entertaining people, making people laugh. Whether it’s singing, putting out a hot dance track – you know, I can disco dance – and I love the Pussycat Dolls – bringing that kind of fire to the stage. But I’m really going to focus on entertaining any way I can right now. If it comes later in a song, it comes later in a song – but I’ve got to write it, it’s got to come from me because I feel that only I can really have my voice and we’re just going to work it out. SL: Are you going to continue doing stand up? Shangela: Yes! Most definitely. I’m bringing a show to New York, I think it’s going to be at Caroline’s on Broadway later this spring so I’m really about that. I work here at The Comedy Store and we just started a new night at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, and I’m hosting that show as well. You know, I do those shows in drag and out of drag and it’s always a good time! SL: Are you planning on touring after the show? Shangela: Oh, honey, I’m touring! I just launched a new website, Shangela.com – please send everybody and their grandmother to it! It has my entire touring schedule there. I’m on the move, honey! SL: Besides your website, is there any other way fans can keep in touch with you? Shangela: Most definitely! You know, I’m a Tweet from the street, girl! You can follow me on Twitter @itsShangela and on my Facebook fan page! Oh, my God, I have to tell you about the new film! I’m in this new film, as Shangela, called Body of a Barbie, okay? It’s a short film we produced in Los Angeles and it got picked up by BET, it aired last fall, and it’s actually now in the top seven finalists of the BET Lens on Talent program. So, they had this huge competition for short films and our film was in the top seven in the US. It’s called Body of a Barbie and it’ll be back on BET this spring and I’m really excited about that. SL: Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I thought you were awesome on Terriers! Shangela: Oh, thank you! That was my first guest starring role and the writers were so awesome. You know, when I auditioned, I was only on three pages of script, and when I got to San Diego to film it, they thought that the character needed more involvement in the show and it went from three pages to 28 pages of a 42 page script and I wanted to bring the fire, because that episode was directed by Adam Arkin and he was fabulous to work with and they were so great and so respectful and I got to be in drag and out of drag and it’s done a lot of great things for me. Actually, I’m going to be on an episode of this show on ABC called Detroit 1-8-7. We just shot that – me, Coco Peru and Jai Rodriguez – and it airs February 15th on ABC. SL: Thank you so much for your time and good luck with everything! Shangela: Aww, thank you! I wish I could give you a big hug! Halleloo! This article was originally published on January 25, 2011. RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular featuring Shangela airs Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET on VH1......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzDec 7th, 2018

YMCA Worker Busted For Allegedly Building "Drug Den" To Smoke Meth In While She Was Caring For Infants!

A day care worker is being held on felony charges after it was discovered she built an imaginative "drug den" inside a YMCA laundry room cabinet where she hid to smoke meth while on the job working with infants. According to the court docs, Autumn Sienna Heinz (above) faces charges of criminal endangerment of a child, [...] A day care worker is being held on felony charges after it was discovered she built an imaginative "drug den" inside a YMCA laundry room cabinet where she hid to smoke meth while on the job working with infants. According to the court docs, Autumn Sienna Heinz (above) faces charges of criminal endangerment of a child, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of dangerous drugs after the facility in Missoula, Montana tested positive for meth contamination, "specifically including the infant room." Police say Heinz's coworker told the YMCA Learning Center's director on April 10 that she'd discovered the 30-year-old allegedly "hiding in or beneath a cabinet in a strangely constructed hiding spot that can be described as a 'drug den,'" along with a possible "drug kit." Related: Mariah Carey's Ex-Manager Details "Train Wreck" Antics Per the complaint, the responding officer was reportedly taken to the laundry room in the center of the facility and "shown the double cabinet that was located under a shelf." Cloth was stapled around the cabinet doors from the inside that "appeared to be intended to block the odor of smoked drugs from escaping the cabinet." A glass pipe was found in a hard case inside the cabinet, along with "some sparkly lighters" and a plastic tube "full of white crystals," which later tested positive for meth. Heinz told police she began caring for infants ranging in age from six weeks to 18 months full time about three years ago. According to the complaint, the day care worker "admitted to constructing the cabinet about three weeks ago." The document added: "She stated she put up the cloth to block out the light and also installed shelves, a light, and had some of her lollipops in the cabinet. She stated she made this area to go on breaks and get away." Heinz also told authorities she had an addiction to opioid pills and had used heroin before she started attending a methadone clinic from 2013 to sometime in 2016 or 2017. Related: Pantless Disney Star Busted By Bounty Hunters In Vegas! The complaint went on to detail that "people using illegal drugs will commonly exhale into a ventilation fan to try to avoid detection of the odor of the drug being smoked." For that reason, the complaint alleges, "the meth fumes appear to have permeated the whole Learning Center." The YMCA Learning Center released a statement of its own, stating it will shut down the facility for at least 30 days to assess and clean up the contamination, including those areas that did not test positive for meth contamination. It will then re-test, re-inspect, re-approve and re-certify the facility for childcare services, which currently are being handled at another location. Heinz is being held in the Missoula County jail with $30,000 bond on each count. [Image via Missoula County Jail.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzApr 17th, 2018

Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers in Dog Supplies

This holiday season we all need to find the perfect gift for that perfect someone. Well, Socialite Life is here to help! We will be featuring best sellers and new […] More The post Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers in Dog Supplies appeared first on Socialite Life. This holiday season we all need to find the perfect gift for that perfect someone. Well, Socialite Life is here to help! We will be featuring best sellers and new releases in some of the most popular shopping categories on Amazon to help you choose your holiday gift for that special someone. Don’t forget about your pup this holiday season. Be it treats, a toy or even some kibble, you know you want to keep that good boy happy! Check out the full list of top 10 best sellers in dog supplies from Amazon below. SaleBestseller No. 1 Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Compatible with Alexa (As Seen On Ellen) Fun TREAT TOSSING: TOSS a treat to your dogs via the free Furbo iOS/Android app. Fill it with your dogs' favorite treats & play a game of catch.Full HD Camera & Night Vision: livestream video to monitor your pet with a wide-angle view, day and night.2-Way Chat & BARKING ALERT: Furbo's BARKING SENSOR is MADE FOR DOGS. It sends push notifications to your smartphone when it detects barking. Know what's going... $249.00 - $114.01 $134.99 Buy on Amazon SaleBestseller No. 2 AmazonBasics Pet Training and Puppy Pads, Regular - 100 Count Each pad measures 22x22 inches (LxW), with the center pad measuring 19x19 inches (LxW). The pad has a 1.5 inch plastic border on all sides to prevent overflow.Super-absorbent core that turns liquid to gel upon contactLeak proof with plastic lining to prevent damage to floors $19.99 - $4.19 $15.80 Buy on Amazon SaleBestseller No. 3 Nylabone Dura Chew Power Chew Textured Ring, Large Durable Dog Chew Toy, Great for Aggressive Chewers Tough, durable nylon bone keeps powerful chewers busyNubs and ridges help clean teeth and fight plaque and tartar buildupDelicious flavor dogs love $10.49 - $4.69 $5.80 Buy on Amazon Bestseller No. 4 Allstar Innovations Wobble Wag Giggle Ball, Dog Toy, As Seen on TV FUN TOY for Dogs of All Ages & SizesHAPPY, HEALTHY & FIT! Helps Keep Dogs ActiveINDOOR / OUTDOOR - A Toy Perfect For Use Everywhere! $11.99 Buy on Amazon SaleBestseller No. 5 Multipet Gumby Plush Filled Dog Toy, 9-Inch Officially LicensedPlush FilledIncludes Plastic Noisemaking Squeaker $6.38 - $2.39 $3.99 Buy on Amazon SaleBestseller No. 6 Multipet Large Dog Toy 15" Yellow Great for fetch and playLarger toy, but great for all sized petsSqueaker and plush filled $8.99 - $0.58 $8.41 Buy on Amazon Bestseller No. 7 Wisdom Panel 3.0 Breed Identification Dog DNA Test Kit | Canine Genetic Ancestry Test Kit for Dogs Dog DNA breed ancestry testing kit: with a simple cheek swab you can do at home, wisdom panel uses the most accurate & Advanced breed IDENTIFICATION method...We test for over 350+ breeds, types, & varieties-the most of any test on the market.Three simple steps: Simply collect your dog's DNA with a cheek swab, activate your kit online & send your kit to the lab with pre-paid shipping. $84.99 Buy on Amazon SaleBestseller No. 8 Taste Of The Wild Grain Free High Protein Dry Dog Food High Prairie Adult - Venison & Bison 30Lb A Taste Of The Wild With Roasted Bison; Real Meat Is The #1 Ingredient; Optimal Amino Acid Profile, Protein Rich For Lean, Strong MusclesHigh Protein Ingredients With Added Vitamins & Minerals; Fruits And Vegetables As Superfoods For Hard-Working Antioxidants; Fatty Acid Blend For Skin & CoatIngredients From Trusted, Sustainable Sources Around The World; Made With No Grain, Corn, Wheat, Filler; No Artificial Flavors, Colors, Preservatives $53.99 - $5.00 $48.99 Buy on Amazon SaleBestseller No. 9 Well Love Dog Toys - Chew Toys - 100 Natural Cotton Rope - Squeak Toys - Dog Balls - Dog Bones - Plush Dog Toy - Dog Ropes - Tug of War Ball - Toys for Dog 6pack Set Products Name - Please choose free gift that you can get the shown bag on the pictures,New and old packaging random delivery,Color random distribution.Dog Toys...Products Introduction - Plush dog 13-inch,Dog Ropes tug of war ball 13-inch,avirulent insipidity soft rubber toys,soft and resilient,flexible.Grinding...Product Description - Bright colors,with the bell,bite the rope,bones,voice,etc.,Dog Ball is one of the best tools for dogs to play at ordinary times $39.90 - $22.91 $16.99 Buy on Amazon SaleBestseller No. 10 Hide a Squirrel Fun Hide and Seek Interactive Puzzle Plush Dog Toy by Outward Hound, 4 Piece, Jumbo KEEPS DOGS OCCUPIED & ELIMINATES BOREDOM - This soft squeaky dog toy stimulates mental play with a fun game of hide & seekHIDE AND SQUEAK FUN - Stuff the Hide A Squirrel trunk with squirrels and place on the floor for your dog to sniff and huntSQUEAKY FINDS INSIDE - Each stuffed squirrel is loaded with one large squeaker $12.99 - $0.92 $12.07 Buy on Amazon The post Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers in Dog Supplies appeared first on Socialite Life......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzDec 18th, 2018

R. Kelly’s Daughter Calls Him a ‘Monster’ on Social Media — Morning Brief

Buku Abi is finally speaking out about the shocking allegations against her father, R. Kelly. Abi (whose real name is Joann Kelly) posted a heartbreaking post on her Instagram story […] More The post R. Kelly’s Daughter Calls Him a ‘Monster’ on Social Media — Morning Brief appeared first on Socialite Life. Buku Abi is finally speaking out about the shocking allegations against her father, R. Kelly. Abi (whose real name is Joann Kelly) posted a heartbreaking post on her Instagram story that explained how she has been affected by her father’s alleged crimes and insinuating the public doesn’t know the half of what he’s guilty of. The text of her message is transcribed below via screenshots posted on TMZ (pdf). Buku here. I just want to say a few things… Before I start, I just want it to be known that I am speaking from the heart. Nothing I say or do not say is to hurt any party reading or affected by this. To the people that feel I should be speaking up/against everything that is going on right now, I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement for all that I feel currently. I do apologize if my silence to all that is happening comes off as careless. That is my last intention. I pray for all the families & women who have been affected by my father’s actions. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this. However, It has been very difficult to process it all. Let alone gather all the right words to express everything I feel. Anyone that knows me personally or has been following me throughout the years knows that I do not have a relationship with my father. Nor do I speak on him or on his behalf. I also am not fond of dealing with my personal issues or personal life through social media but, I feel things are starting to get out of hand. Unfortunately, for my own personal reasonings & for all my family has endured in regards to him, his life decisions and his last name, it has been years since my siblings and I have seen or have spoken to him. In regards to my mother [Andrea Lee], she for the same reasonings and more, has not seen or spoken to my father in years. My mother, siblings and I would never condone, support or be a part of ANYTHING negative he has done and or continues to do in his life. Going through all I have gone through in my life, I would never want anyone to feel the pain I have felt. Reminders of how terrible my father is, and how we should be speaking up against him, rude comments about my family, fabricating me, my siblings & our mothers ‘part’ etc. Does not help my family (Me, my sister, my brother, and my mother) in our healing process. Nor does it allow a safe space for other victims who are scared to speak up, speak up. The same monster you all confronting me about is my father,” Buku said in the message. “I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house. My choice to not speak on him and what he does is for my peace of mind. My emotional state. And for MY healing. I have to do & move in a manner that is best for me. I pray anyone who reads this understands I put nothing but good intent behind each word. It took me nearly 3 days to write this. I just want everyone to know that I do care and I love you all. This is a very difficult subject to speak on… again, I apologize if my words don’t come out right. To everyone who reached out to my family and I, sending good energy and love…Thank you. You guys really helped push us through this hard time. This past year for my family has been very difficult, all the love and support you all continue to show is why we keep going. You all fuel us. Family, friends, followers, fans, etc… I love you guys to pieces. Your love is appreciated & always will be reciprocated. For anyone new to my page, I just ask when you come here you bring peace & nothing else. Love, Buku Abi View this post on Instagram #RKelly’s daughter #Buku aka #JoannKelly speaks on #SurvivingRKelly (SWIPE) A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Jan 10, 2019 at 12:06pm PST If hell is a thing, may R. Kelly feel the wrath. New Britney Spears Album Delayed Along With Vegas Residency Sorry Britney fans, but the release of a new Britney Spears album has reportedly been delayed, joining her on-hold Las Vegas residency. Variety reports the release of Spears’ album for RCA Records has been placed on hold while the singer spends time with her father, Jamie, who suffered a ruptured colon. Manager Larry Rudolph told Variety that Spears will resume working on the album once Jamie Spears’ health improves. Spears announced last week she had to put her new Las Vegas show, “Britney: Domination,” on indefinite hiatus because of her father’s health issues. Garrett Clayton is Engaged! In a surprise revelation, Garrett Clayton revealed that he’s is engaged! The actor revealed that boyfriend Blake Knight proposed to him a year ago. The 27-year-old actor shared the happy news on his Instagram on Thursday, alongside photos of Knight down on one knee, as well as shots from their epic Icelandic adventure. He wrote on Instagram: “It’s been 1 year since @hrhblakeknight asked me to marry him in Iceland on the most beautiful trip and the most beautiful day of my life to date,” Clayton began. “I’ll never forget your face in that moment when you got down on one knee. Love, nervous, and excited (Obv, I was going to say yes) all rolled into the love of my life. Everyday with you is filled with joy and laughter. (even when we get heated every night over who has to get out of bed to turn off the hall light).” “I’ll always be thankful that you walked into my 24 hour restaurant when I first moved to LA. I was a waiter aspiring to be an actor,” he wrote, sharing how they first met. “You were an assistant aspiring to be a writer. Now look at us! Living the dream together. Finding the strength in our unity with the loss of Orion. To finding out on my birthday in the dirty parking lot behind the restaurant I worked at (at that time) that I lost my first big job / cut to you holding me later that night whipping away my tears and telling me it was only the beginning. You’ve never faltered in being a supportive, loving, stubborn, sensitive rock in my life. Here’s to another 100 years of traveling the world, stealing your socks and loving our babies, whether their dog babies or actual babies. I’ll love you forever. Happy anniversary, my darling. (P.s. I’m getting my scarf out of my face in the engagement photo. Not clutching my pearls).” View this post on Instagram It’s been 1 year since @hrhblakeknight asked me to marry him in Iceland on the most beautiful trip and the most beaufitul day of my life to date. I’ll never forget your face in that moment when you got down on one knee. Love, nervous, and excited (Obv, I was going to say yes) all rolled into the love of my life. Everyday with you is filled with joy and laughter. (even when we get heated every night over who has to get out of bed to turn off the hall light). . . 8 years! In a little over a month it’ll be 8 years together. Those being packed full of ups and downs. (90% ups) I’ll always be thankful that you walked into my 24 hour resturant when I first moved to LA. I was a waiter aspiring to be an actor. You were an assistant aspiring to be a writer. Now look at us! Living the dream together. Finding the strength in our unity with the loss of Orion. To finding out on my birthday in the dirty parking lot behind the resturant I worked at (at that time) that I lost my first big job / cut to you holding me later that night whipping away my tears and telling me it was only the beginning. You’ve never faltered in being a supportive, loving, stubborn, sensitive rock in my life. Here’s to another 100 years of traveling the world, stealing your socks and loving our babies, whether their dog babies or actual babies. I’ll love you forever. Happy anniversary, my darling. . (P.s. I’m getting my scarf out of my face in the engagement photo. Not clutching my pearls) A post shared by Garrett Clayton (@garrettclayton1) on Jan 10, 2019 at 10:47am PST “Baby Shark” Has Somehow Become a Top 40 Hit on the Billboard Charts “Baby Shark,” a catchy children’s song, has taken a bite out of the Billboard Hot 100 list. The song entered the Billboard chart at No. 32 for the week of Jan. 12. The song has its continued streaming growth to thank for its landing at that spot. “‘Baby Shark,’ whose origins date back decades, is a participatory children’s song/nursery rhyme in which singers act out each verse with their hands and arms, from the eponymous youngest member of a family to the parents and grandparents.” Nibbly Things With the Marvel universe being so huge and being a parent in 2019, what does one do when your kids want to see these movies? Here is a guide for the parents. According to TMZ, Aretha Franklin was the victim of theft just prior to her passing this past August. Authorities say Aretha’s funds were being inappropriately used while she was still alive and police are currently investigating the matter. Wanna know which celebrity is defending and LOVES Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club? Vice ripped the show, calling it “painful voyeurism.” Miley Cyrus responded, “Lies! It’s the best show ever.” So there. View this post on Instagram When @mileycyrus has your back. #CommentsByCelebs A post shared by Comments By Celebs (@commentsbycelebs) on Jan 10, 2019 at 8:38am PST The Morning Brief features some of the top celebrity and pop culture news stories making news this a.m. The post R. Kelly’s Daughter Calls Him a ‘Monster’ on Social Media — Morning Brief appeared first on Socialite Life......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzJan 11th, 2019

The Chainsmokers Apologize for Insensitive Joke About China

The Chainsmokers are apologizing after an insensitive joke was made in a video that they posted to social media to promote their show in China. In the clip, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were being interviewed and asked if they bring their dogs on tour. Alex (pictured on the right) said that he would bring [...] The Chainsmokers are apologizing after an insensitive joke was made in a video that they posted to social media to promote their show in China. In the clip, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were being interviewed and asked if they bring their dogs on tour. Alex (pictured on the right) said that he would bring his dog if she was well behaved, but then added, “Well, I don’t know if I’d bring her to China.” The joke was construed to be about the stereotype that Chinese people eat dogs. The guys posted a statement on Twitter after the controversial remark went viral. “I made a comment in an interview about being hesitant to bring my dog, Cheddar, to China, because I have read reports about dogs being slaughtered in certain provinces,” the statement, appearing to be from Alex, said. “We originally posted a video to share how much we love China and our fans there. We would never intentionally do anything to upset our fans and we apologize if we offended anyone. Anyone who wants to help prevent the slaughter of dogs, please visit StopYulinForever.org.” The Chainsmokers have a new collaboration with K-Pop group BTS on the way......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 11th, 2017

All The Celeb Babies Expected In 2018!

So many celeb babies are due in 2018. We mean, for starters, the world is about to get another prince or princess when Kate Middleton gives birth to her third child with Prince William. Not to mention, sisters Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian are due in the New Year too. How are we even supposed to keep [...] So many celeb babies are due in 2018. We mean, for starters, the world is about to get another prince or princess when Kate Middleton gives birth to her third child with Prince William. Not to mention, sisters Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian are due in the New Year too. How are we even supposed to keep up with all of these due dates?? LOLz!! Thus, we felt it was only right for us to compile a list of important celebuspawns expected in '18. You're welcome!!! Be sure to ch-ch-check it out (below)! CLICK HERE to view "All The Celeb Babies Expected In 2018!" ​CLICK HERE to view "All The Celeb Babies Expected In 2018!" ​CLICK HERE to view "All The Celeb Babies Expected In 2018!" ​CLICK HERE to view "All The Celeb Babies Expected In 2018!" ​CLICK HERE to view "All The Celeb Babies Expected In 2018!" [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 1st, 2018

“Disturbing,” “Troubling,” “Wrong”: Why Show Dogs Has Parents Up in Arms - Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair“Disturbing,” “Troubling,” “Wrong”: Why Show Dogs Has Parents Up in ArmsVanity FairUpdate (May 23, 5:28 p.m.): In response to the ongoing controversy, Global Road Entertainment, the production company behind Show Dogs, has decided to cut the two scenes that have offended viewers. A revised version of the movie will hit theaters this ...'Show Dogs' Getting Re-Cut By Global Road In Response To Concerns Over Inappropriate Sex Abuse MessageDeadline'Show Dogs' to Be Edited Amid Backlash Against "Troubling" Abuse SceneHollywood Reporter'Show Dogs' Distributor Will Edit Out Sexploitation Scenes That Angered Parents and Victim AdvocatesIndieWireABC News -HuffPost -CNN -New York Daily Newsall 58 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMay 24th, 2018

Kim Kardashian"s Babies & More — This Week In Celebrity Twitpics & Instagrams!

All in the family! In honor of Mother's Day on Sunday, Kim Kardashian posted the (above) pic where she snuggles with her three little ones: North, Saint, and Chicago West! Regardless of how you feel about Kanye West, you have to admit… him and his wife make beautiful babies! But this wasn't the only buzzworthy moment featured on [...] All in the family! In honor of Mother's Day on Sunday, Kim Kardashian posted the (above) pic where she snuggles with her three little ones: North, Saint, and Chicago West! Regardless of how you feel about Kanye West, you have to admit... him and his wife make beautiful babies! But this wasn't the only buzzworthy moment featured on social media! Zooey Deschanel said goodbye to her hit show New Girl, Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent traveled to the Cannes Film Festival, and Kourtney Kardashian went to the beach! Want to see other pics your favorite celebs posted on Twitter and Instagram?? If so... CLICK HERE to view "Kim Kardashian's Babies & More -- This Week In Celebrity Twitpics & Instagrams!" CLICK HERE to view "Kim Kardashian's Babies & More -- This Week In Celebrity Twitpics & Instagrams!" CLICK HERE to view "Kim Kardashian's Babies & More -- This Week In Celebrity Twitpics & Instagrams!" CLICK HERE to view "Kim Kardashian's Babies & More -- This Week In Celebrity Twitpics & Instagrams!" CLICK HERE to view "Kim Kardashian's Babies & More -- This Week In Celebrity Twitpics & Instagrams!" [Image via Kim Kardashian/Instagram.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMay 20th, 2018

Iwan Rheon Explains His Gruesome "Game of Thrones" Death Scene on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - Watch Here!

Iwan Rheon made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday (August 2) to promote Marvel’s new series Inhumans, but of course the topic of conversation turned to — what else? — his dramatic Game of Thrones exit. The 32-year-old Welsh actor described how the memorable scene where he got eaten by his own dogs [...] Iwan Rheon made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday (August 2) to promote Marvel’s new series Inhumans, but of course the topic of conversation turned to — what else? — his dramatic Game of Thrones exit. The 32-year-old Welsh actor described how the memorable scene where he got eaten by his own dogs came to pass. “It was the last scene I did, so I did suspect they’d actually let it happen for real,” Iwan told Jimmy about. “Realistically, I wasn’t anywhere near any dogs.” “I walked in, and I saw the dogs, and I think it was a couple of seasons previous, it was the same dogs, I was like, ‘hi doggy!’ and they were like, don’t look the dog in the eye!” Iwan continued, “They’re not like pets, they’re guard dogs, they’re trained to be vicious, really, and they only listen to their owner, so if you have eye contact with them they take that as a direct threat. So I wasn’t allowed to be anywhere near these dogs.” Iwan revealed that the scene that aired was all CGI. There may have been one shot where there’s an actual dog behind him in a cage. Iwan Rheon on Getting Eaten by Dogs on ‘Game of Thrones’ Click inside to watch the rest of Iwan Rheon’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live… Iwan Rheon on Making Marvel’s Inhumans.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 3rd, 2017

FDA says stop using over-the-counter benzocaine products on teething infants

The FDA issued a warning Wednesday against over-the-counter benzocaine teething products, saying they pose a serious safety risk to infants.         The FDA issued a warning Wednesday against over-the-counter benzocaine teething products, saying they pose a serious safety risk to infants.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 23rd, 2018

Zac Efron & Alexandra Daddario Hang Out With Their Dogs in LA!

Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario are hanging out together with their dogs! The two Baywatch co-stars were seen shopping for their dogs together on Thursday (March 29) in Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Zac Efron The two looked like they were enjoying themselves, laughing while playing with their dogs in the [...] Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario are hanging out together with their dogs! The two Baywatch co-stars were seen shopping for their dogs together on Thursday (March 29) in Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Zac Efron The two looked like they were enjoying themselves, laughing while playing with their dogs in the store. Zac had his grey pitbull mix by his side, while Alexandra had her pup, Levon. The two browsed the pet toys, and also picked up a dog crate, which Zac helped to load into Alexandra‘s car. He also helped untangle the leashes as their dogs zig-zagged around each other!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 29th, 2018

Liev Schreiber Adopts Two Dogs Displaced by Hurricane Harvey Live on Television! (Video)

If you weren’t a Liev Schreiber fan already, you are going to love him after watching him adopt two dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey! The 49-year-old Ray Donovan actor decided to adopt the dogs while appearing on Live! with Kelly & Ryan on Wednesday morning (September 6) in New York City. The show featured 15 [...] If you weren’t a Liev Schreiber fan already, you are going to love him after watching him adopt two dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey! The 49-year-old Ray Donovan actor decided to adopt the dogs while appearing on Live! with Kelly & Ryan on Wednesday morning (September 6) in New York City. The show featured 15 dogs who used to live at a shelter in Texas that was affected by the flooding. All of the dogs were available for adoption and Liev said on the show that he wanted one for his sons Sasha and Kai. While FaceTime-ing with ex-partner Naomi Watts and the boys backstage, the family decided to take two dogs – one to live with Liev and one to live with Naomi. Watch the vide below! Liev Schreiber Adopts Rescue Puppies from Texas at LIVE.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 6th, 2017

Airline Must Love Dogs Before Olivia Munn Buys Her Ticket

I don’t believe that all dogs were created equal. Yes, it was a tragedy that a dog died in an overhead bin specifically reserved for luggage and not anything living but let’s be honest, this wouldn’t have been that big of a deal if it wasn’t a French Bulldog. They’re like the exotic sports car […] The post Airline Must Love Dogs Before Olivia Munn Buys Her Ticket appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. I don’t believe that all dogs were created equal. Yes, it was a tragedy that a dog died in an overhead bin specifically reserved for luggage and not anything living but let’s be honest, this wouldn’t have been that big of a deal if it wasn’t a French Bulldog. They’re like the exotic sports car of small dogs. They’re expensive and eye-catching. That breed of dog has a heavy presence in Brooklyn and San Francisco for a reason. Had this not been such a cute dog and only a mutt instead, the story would have never made it to any news outlet. But since it did Olivia Munn has vowed to never set foot on another United Airlines plane. Olivia Munn‘s had it with United Airlines, and vows to never fly with the company after its latest debacle … which involved the death of a poor dog. She’s done with United not only because it can’t take care of animals … but also because of its recent history of not being able to take care of all its human passengers. Olivia’s strongly encouraging everyone to stop flying with the airline, and not just for now — but for good. Amazing how it takes the death of dog for Olivia to draw the line when United Airlines are dragging individuals of Asian decent through the aisle and tossing them off their planes at alarming rates. With dead dogs and hog dragging paying customers, United can officially start transitioning into Con Air since they offer the same experience. I refuse to fly with them as well after hearing about all of the terrible news. My emotional support peacock and I will fly American only from now on. Photo Credit: Splash News / Backgrid USA / Pacific Coast News The post Airline Must Love Dogs Before Olivia Munn Buys Her Ticket appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddMar 18th, 2018

NBC News Boss Promises Matt Lauer Investigation Will Reveal Everything, "No Matter How Painful"

The accusations against Matt Lauer may be a surprise to many, but they go back YEARS. Naturally, the question many have is, how did no one at NBC know anything about the behavior of one of their biggest on-air personalities? Video: The 16 Women Who Have Accused Donald Trump Of Sexual Harassment And Assault That's a question NBC [...] The accusations against Matt Lauer may be a surprise to many, but they go back YEARS. Naturally, the question many have is, how did no one at NBC know anything about the behavior of one of their biggest on-air personalities? Video: The 16 Women Who Have Accused Donald Trump Of Sexual Harassment And Assault That's a question NBC News chairman Andy Lack has now addressed in a staff memo. On Friday morning, Lack told employees about some changes to sexual harassment training that would help prevent future incidents. He also noted NBC had begun "a thorough and timely review" of all the "appalling" behavior they have now heard about. But will they uncover bad acts by other employees as well?? Read the entire internal memo, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter (below): "Dear Colleagues, The most vital thing we've done since terminating Matt Lauer's employment on Tuesday night has been spending time listening to your concerns, your feedback, your ideas on how we move forward as an organization. As I said in my note on Wednesday: our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender. Many of you have asked what we are doing to learn as much as we can about the circumstances around Matt Lauer's appalling behavior, why this was able to happen, and why it wasn't reported sooner. This week we saw that when an employee comes forward to report misconduct, the system works. The complaint is quickly assessed and meaningful action is taken. But we also learned that we must do a much better job of making people feel empowered to take that crucial first step of reporting bad behavior. To that end, I have three things to share with you. A team of the most experienced NBCUniversal Legal and Human Resources leaders have begun a thorough and timely review of what happened and what we can do to build a culture of greater transparency, openness and respect for each other. At the conclusion of the review we will share what we've learned, no matter how painful, and act on it. Second — while our company has had mandatory online training for all employees on sexual harassment and other workplace issues, we need to do better. Therefore in addition to what is already in place, the News Division is launching an immediate effort to implement in-person training on sexual harassment awareness and appropriate behavior in the workplace. We will share more details on this effort very shortly. And third — we need to keep communicating. In addition to the meetings we've had this week with various show teams and departments, we are encouraging the leaders of every group to have smaller, more informal gatherings to further discuss this crucial issue now and on an ongoing basis. And, as we have done regularly over the last few months, but cannot do often enough, we want to remind you again that we encourage all employees to speak up and raise any concerns you have about inappropriate conduct you have experienced or observed. We also want to reinforce with our managers and leaders their responsibility to bring forward concerns about inappropriate workplace behavior they see or hear about. It is always the right thing to do, and any concerns raised should be done without fear of retaliation, and with full assurance that they will be investigated. Here are the multiple avenues available. You can also find these details on the intranet NBCUNow. Your manager or another news leader If you have something on your mind your manager often is in the best position to resolve your concern quickly. If you are not comfortable talking to your direct manager you can talk to another news leader. HR Reach out to your HR Manager or another member of the news HR team. Contact an NBCUniversal Resource If you are not comfortable speaking with someone locally about a concern talk to an NBCUniversal Ombudsperson. Call the NBCUniversal Integrity Helpline US 800-622-6221 or International +44 0 20 36186210, send an email to integrity@nbcuni.com or contact an NBCUniversal Ombudsperson from the list on the NBCUniversal Integrity Website at www.nbcunow.com/integrity/speak-up. Concerns can be raised anonymously. Contact the Comcast Listens Helpline or visit the Comcast Listens Web Portal You can call the Comcast Listens Helpline (1-877-40-LISTENS or 1-877-405-4783) or visit the Web Portal (www.ComcastListens.com) to ask a question or raise a concern. The Helpline and Web Portal are both managed by an independent third-party company, which allows you to remain anonymous if you choose. This has been a very tough week for all of us. Thank you again for your honest feedback. I'll continue to share information and updates with you in the days and weeks ahead. Andy" Do YOU think NBC is doing the right thing? [Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzDec 1st, 2017

'Show Dogs' to Be Edited Amid Backlash Against "Troubling" Abuse Scene - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter'Show Dogs' to Be Edited Amid Backlash Against "Troubling" Abuse SceneHollywood Reporter“Responding to concerns raised by moviegoers and some specific organizations, Global Road Entertainment has decided to remove two scenes from the film." Show Dogs is getting an edit after an advocacy group criticized the film for containing a message ...'Show Dogs' Getting Re-Cut By Global Road In Response To Concerns Over Inappropriate Sex Abuse MessageDeadline“Disturbing,” “Troubling,” “Wrong”: Why Show Dogs Has Parents Up in ArmsVanity Fair'Show Dogs' Distributor Will Edit Out Sexploitation Scenes That Angered Parents and Victim AdvocatesIndieWireNew York Daily News -ABC News -Vulture -HuffPostall 52 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMay 23rd, 2018

Kevin Hart Shares Hilarious Story Of Being Left "Home Alone" By His Wife!

When Kevin's wife left, she forgot one important detail. Kevin. LOLz! Kevin Hart shared a HIGHlariously relatable Instagram Story on Wednesday about being left home alone with the kids and dogs as his wife Eniko Parrish went out for "a couple hours." Video: Kevin Hart And The Foo Fighters Stole The Show On SNL The Jumanji: Welcome To [...] When Kevin's wife left, she forgot one important detail. Kevin. LOLz! Kevin Hart shared a HIGHlariously relatable Instagram Story on Wednesday about being left home alone with the kids and dogs as his wife Eniko Parrish went out for "a couple hours." Video: Kevin Hart And The Foo Fighters Stole The Show On SNL The Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle star says he was fine watching the three kids, including newborn Kenzo Kash, for a while: "I had it under control in the beginning, I really did, but then the baby started crying, so I went up and I grabbed the baby." Then after he "changed the baby's diaper" suddenly he heard barking... "Came to find out my dogs got outside. Not really sure how -- my big Doberman opened the goddamned door." Um, what? Find out what happened to give Kevin a "mini breakdown" (below): "I got the baby, so I call my other kids — my 12- and my 10-year-old — they don't hear me, 'cause they got the virtual-reality game set on, so they can't hear shit I'm saying. That's when it got real. I had to put the baby down in the crib so I could go get the dogs. Soon as I put the baby down, the baby started crying. I somehow hit my foot on the rocking chair, twist my ankle. Ouch. Now I'm going outside to get the dogs, but I still got the baby stuff hooked up to the end of the chair, so I knock all that shit over — Diaper Genie, everything. I say fuck it. Shit got real. I go grab the dogs, get the dogs inside, the baby's crying still... gotta go grab the baby. At the same time I grab the baby, I go inside the room and knock the VR (virtual reality) set right off my damn kids' heads. They said, ‘What'd we do?' I said, ‘Nothing, man. Dad just had a mini breakdown. Y'all turn the volume down on that shit so you can hear me next time I call you.'" Sounds more like Mr. Mom than Home Alone tbh, but we'd be good with Kevin remaking either. Especially if he was playing an 8-year-old. Ha! [Image via 20th Century Fox/Instagram.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzDec 28th, 2017

Kim Zolciak Left "Disgusted & Appalled" After Prankster Reported Her To Animal Control

Don't Be Tardy and DON'T come for Kim Zolciak Biermann's dogs. On Sunday, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum took to Snapchat to reveal that she received a visit from animal control as someone accused her family of not properly taking care of their dogs. Now, if any of you follow Mrs. Biermann's social media presence, [...] Don't Be Tardy and DON'T come for Kim Zolciak Biermann's dogs. On Sunday, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum took to Snapchat to reveal that she received a visit from animal control as someone accused her family of not properly taking care of their dogs. Now, if any of you follow Mrs. Biermann's social media presence, you know the Bravolebrities take EXCELLENT care of their pups. Thus, the fam was rightfully pissed after the animal control visit. Related: Kim & Kenya Almost Got Into A Physical Altercation While Filming RHOA! Kim Z. was upset AF as she dished in a vid: "Apparently somebody thought it would be really cute to call the animal control center on my dogs today and say they were not being taken care of. I am utterly fucking disgusted and appalled by the person who did this." What a horrible prank. Still, animal control was quick to clear the Biermanns of any wrongdoing, as the reality TV vet added: "Of course we are in the clear because my dogs are very well taken care of... I will no longer be sharing any part of my dogs and their life on my social media any longer." She went on to explain that she has even spent $3,000 of her own money to take care of three rescue puppies, named Shiloh, Sage, and Stella. Good for you, girl! Kim wasn't the only one frustrated by this situation as her husband, Kroy Biermann, took over her Snapchat and went through everything they do to take care of the pups. We mean, Kroy documented every type of food, ball, and leash that those animals come into contact with. Oh snap! The athlete also warned: "I will find out who did it and there WILL be repercussions for what you've done." We've got literal chills. Hopefully, whoever did this to the Biermanns knows they've made a mistake and don't try it again. [Image via Instagram/Snapchat.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 31st, 2017

Ryan Seacrest Says All Sexual Misconduct Allegations Should Get "Fair Review" After Being "Wrongly Accused"

Ryan Seacrest reflects on a "gut-wrenching" period of his life… Back in November 2017, a former E! stylist accused the TV personality of alleged misconduct that took place over a decade ago. Earlier this month, the network's investigation "found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest and therefore could not be substantiated." Related: Kelly Ripa & [...] Ryan Seacrest reflects on a "gut-wrenching" period of his life... Back in November 2017, a former E! stylist accused the TV personality of alleged misconduct that took place over a decade ago. Earlier this month, the network's investigation "found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest and therefore could not be substantiated." Related: Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest Go ALL OUT For Halloween! On Monday night, the Live with Kelly and Ryan cohost wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter titled "What Happened After I Was Wrongly Accused of Harassment" where he opens up about the controversy. While radio DJ knew there "was no merit to the allegations," he says he was concerned with how the scandal would affect his longstanding career and reputation. He reveals: "To have my workplace conduct questioned was gut-wrenching. I've always aimed to treat all of my colleagues with honesty, respect, kindness and compassion. Yet, I knew, regardless of the confidence I had that there was no merit to the allegations, my name would likely soon appear on the lists of those suspected of despicable words and deeds. The pressures of our overflowing newsfeeds would insist on it." Though he supports the women who "sought to bring attention to the systemic gender inequality that has occurred for decades," he believes every accusation must be given "a swift and fair review." "Most of us agree that the presumption of innocence is an important standard. We are taught early on that it's essential to see all sides, to give everyone a chance to explain and to check for exculpatory evidence that may have been missed. At a time when improper interactions between men and women, particularly in the workplace, are part of a national conversation, we must find a way to ensure that everyone — the public, private and public institutions, accusers and alleged accused — is given the opportunity for a swift and fair review." Despite what he's been through, Seacrest wants "to be part of the change, the progress, that is coming." The American Idol star adds: "We all have the right to be treated equally, regardless of our gender, race, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status. We find ourselves in extraordinary times in American culture. We live with near constant change, disruption and public discourse. I realize the morals and values, the decency, we've perhaps taken for granted, individually and as citizens of the world, are in question. Worse, at risk. I do not take these things for granted." Read the full letter (below): "I do not take things for granted. Every day I am living my childhood dream because of the efforts of so many other people. I do my best to show and express my gratitude to my co-hosts, producers, guests, audiences, executives, partners and fans for the privilege of their collaboration and participation, and for the unwavering support of my loved ones and team. In November, I received a letter from a lawyer representing a former show stylist. She claimed that I mistreated her more than a decade ago when we worked together. This arrived during an unprecedented public reckoning by women in our industry and beyond, courageously coming forward to share their stories, many of them heartbreaking. These women sought to bring attention to the systemic gender inequality that has occurred for decades. I was — and am — amazed at their bravery. To have my workplace conduct questioned was gut-wrenching. I've always aimed to treat all of my colleagues with honesty, respect, kindness and compassion. Yet, I knew, regardless of the confidence I had that there was no merit to the allegations, my name would likely soon appear on the lists of those suspected of despicable words and deeds. The pressures of our overflowing newsfeeds would insist on it. I absolutely want to be part of the change, the progress, that is coming. I did not want to be a postscript of evidence of its cause. After sharing the letter with the network, I publicly denied the claims against me, and agreed to participate in any inquiry the network deemed appropriate. On Feb. 1, I received notice that an independent third party found the claims to be unsubstantiated and that there was no evidence of wrongdoing on my part. Most of us agree that the presumption of innocence is an important standard. We are taught early on that it's essential to see all sides, to give everyone a chance to explain and to check for exculpatory evidence that may have been missed. At a time when improper interactions between men and women, particularly in the workplace, are part of a national conversation, we must find a way to ensure that everyone — the public, private and public institutions, accusers and alleged accused — is given the opportunity for a swift and fair review. My job is to listen. Beyond listening, which I will continue in earnest, I also will ask questions and try to help voices be heard. It isn't lost on me that my platforms — radio, TV, social media — can be powerful conduits for change. We all have the right to be treated equally, regardless of our gender, race, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status. We find ourselves in extraordinary times in American culture. We live with near constant change, disruption and public discourse. I realize the morals and values, the decency, we've perhaps taken for granted, individually and as citizens of the world, are in question. Worse, at risk. I do not take these things for granted." Thoughts?? [Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 6th, 2018