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Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 13th, 2018

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

Uber"s Self-Driving Car Just Killed A Pedestrian!

Whether you want to call it real-life Christine or Black Rearview Mirror, this is truly terrifying. For the first time since their inception, a self-driving car has taken a human life. Uber's testing of the vehicles, which was taking place in high traffic cities like Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto, was suspended after Tempe, Arizona police [...] Whether you want to call it real-life Christine or Black Rearview Mirror, this is truly terrifying. For the first time since their inception, a self-driving car has taken a human life. Uber's testing of the vehicles, which was taking place in high traffic cities like Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto, was suspended after Tempe, Arizona police say the car struck and killed a pedestrian on Sunday. Video: Terrifying Robot Dogs Now Have A Metal Claw They Can Use To Open Doors The woman was apparently crossing the road but not within the designated crosswalk when Uber's test car -- in autonomous mode but with a human tester behind the wheel -- drove into her. She later died of her injuries at the hospital. It remains to be seen whether this incident will fuel the public's fear of self-driving technology. In case you wondered, 5,376 pedestrians were killed and 129,000 treated for injuries after being hit by cars driven by humans in 2015, the most recent year for which data is complete, according to the CDC. [Image via Uber.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 19th, 2018

Joel Osteen Has A Message For Twitter Devils Who Think His Church Didn"t Do Enough To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims!

Joel Osteen is unbothered by the critics. In a new interview, the megachurch pastor spoke on the backlash he received for not opening his Lakewood Church doors sooner to shelter Hurricane Harvey victims. For those who missed it, Osteen had to make a round of toothy interviews to address accusations saying Lakewood kept its doors closed to [...] Joel Osteen is unbothered by the critics. In a new interview, the megachurch pastor spoke on the backlash he received for not opening his Lakewood Church doors sooner to shelter Hurricane Harvey victims. For those who missed it, Osteen had to make a round of toothy interviews to address accusations saying Lakewood kept its doors closed to hurricane evacuees, and he had a rosary of excuses for doing so. Related: Tyler Perry Donates $1 Million To Hurricane Harvey Relief! Now with Lakewood finally giving shelter to a worthy amount of displaced locals, the church leader has no desire to answer to the haters on social media -- because he's only worried about serving @God. Speaking to ET's Kevin Frazier on Thursday, he explained: "You know, I'm not really concerned about the Twitter critics. We're concerned with these people [victims now at the church] and how they move forward. And there were safety issues that people don't understand. But, I really believe that if people were in my shoes, they would have done the same thing. When the building is clear, when it's safe, we can start taking people. That's what we have done for 60 years. We love helping people and that's what our message is all about." Originally, Lakewood posted that it was "inaccessible due to severe flooding." However, videos shared on Twitter appeared to show the 16,000-seat Houston church in rather dry surroundings. Osteen told critics not to go by those pictures, because he has others that prove the building flooded (Of course, you'll have to take his word for it): "I think another thing that people don't understand -- it could flood. That street could flood and in 14 hours it can be down. ... So, you can't go by that. I have video of it flooded on either Saturday night or Sunday night, I can't remember. But, you know, it can go down in 14, 15 hours." Lakewood eventually opened its doors on Tuesday. In a round of subsequent interviews, Osteen said the city didn't originally ask the church to be a shelter, but instead a "distribution center." Related: Miranda Lambert Has Rescued Over A Hundred Dogs In Texas! Still, that doesn't mean Lakewood couldn't have been better prepared for the disaster. He admitted: "Knowing what I know now, I would have put staff in here before the storm hit, put beds, do everything we could to be prepared. When it catches us by surprise, even when the cities overflow and, you know, nobody dreams that shelters will overflow. ... Hindsight, it's 20/20, but we got to move forward and do what we've done for the last 60 years and take care of these people, help them rebuild their lives, bring hope to their spirits and let them know that they can come out of this stronger than before." Despite Osteen's charitable efforts, a deluge of haters continued to rain down on him on social media. Though the 54-year-old didn't seem to care, as that's a layer of hell he has no intention on giving energy to: "I don't spend any energy on the Twitter universe or social media. And I don't mean that disrespectfully. I just don't put any energy into it. I mean, life is too short to put energy into negative emotion and I feel at peace because we did the right thing….Hey, my reputation is in God's hands and he can take care of that. We're going to continue to help people." That's right, Joel. Judgment is for the Lord -- not your 6.22 million followers on the platform you "don't spend any energy on." [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 1st, 2017

Gus Kenworthy Killed His Dog

What really grinds my gears about this whole thing and makes me feel morbidly vindicated is that by adopting this stupid dog, Kenworthy was condemning the South Korean cultural tentpole of dog eating. Look at every member of every K Pop band ever. They've all eaten roughly five-hundred dogs. And to not celebrate that is to shun cultural diversity. Now Kenworthy has effectively wasted food. Although, it's never too late to fry up some hot dogs.   The post Gus Kenworthy Killed His Dog appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy rescued a dog from a South Korean dog meat farm during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics to much fanfare, and brought the dog to America where he then killed it. Kenworthy posted incessantly about his delectable dog on Instagram for months following the Olympics, right up until the time that he killed it. If you go by Kenworthy’s lengthy Oscar-worthy Instagram caption detailing the final weeks of the dead dog’s life, you would believe that his loss was a tragic and unforeseen incident:   ____________ “Two days ago my beautiful baby Beemo passed away. It was completely unexpected and Matt and I are beside ourselves trying to cope with her loss. For a week or so we’d been worrying because she was showing less and less interest in her food. There were several trips to the vet and on our final visit this past Thursday I asked them do a full body scan in case there was an underlying issue they had missed. Beemo went into a panic attack during the x-rays and her breathing became rapid and shallow. The scan revealed that her lungs were deteriorated and that her heart was too big for her body – a birth defect we had no way of knowing about. Unable to treat her there, I rushed her to the emergency vet where a breathing tube was put down her throat. They hoped that with a respirator breathing for her they could get her vitals back to a normal level so she could be treated but they were never able to do so. The past two days have been a blur. It all happened so fast that it’s still hard to believe it. The ER doc told us that even if we’d somehow spotted the issue earlier it wouldn’t have made a difference in the end. He said that she’d been living on “borrowed time” from the get go. Beemo was truly the best thing that ever happened to me and I feel so fortunate for our borrowed time together. I’ve never loved anything or anyone in the way that I loved that dog and she is and will always be deeply missed. She was so smart and playful. She brought so much happiness to so many people every single day. I’ll always remember being out on a walk with her and every other second she would get stopped by someone wanting to pet her, kneel down and kiss her, hold her in their arms or take a photo and on many occasions a crowd of people would have formed around her. That was her power: she made people smile. She was the kindest, most gentle soul I’ve ever known. She loved people. She loved birds and the snow. She loved me and Matt. But most of all she loved meeting other dogs. If any of you have pets up in doggy heaven please tell them to go find Bee because she could really use a good play date right now. RIP sweet creature – your daddy loves you more than you could ever even know!” ____________   But the percentage of celeb dogs that somehow meet their maker prematurely proves that if you’re fueled exclusively by narcissism and only use animals as Insta props for the five minutes a day that you pay attention to them, they very well might die. Kenworthy spews about the dog’s loss of interest in food and eventual death by X-Ray shock. That old chestnut. Translation: I was too busy getting STDs in Mexico to notice the initial signs that the living creature I was solely in charge of keeping alive needed medical attention. What really grinds my gears about this whole thing and makes me feel morbidly vindicated is that by adopting this stupid dog, Kenworthy was condemning the South Korean cultural tentpole of dog eating. Look at every member of every K Pop band ever. They’ve all eaten roughly five-hundred dogs. And to not celebrate that is to shun cultural diversity. Now Kenworthy has effectively wasted food. Although, it’s never too late to fry up some hot dogs. Photo Credit: Instagram The post Gus Kenworthy Killed His Dog appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddMay 30th, 2018

Family Finance Tricks to Save Money on Insurance

Money is always a cause for concern in life. When you do not seem to have enough of it, you might feel constantly stressed and at the end of your rope. In many cases, people struggle with finances because they are spending too much in other areas. Your monthly insurance payments, for example, might be far higher than they should be. Many people end up paying a lot for insurance when they could pay far less and still see the same level of coverage. If this sounds familiar to you, you might need a bit of help.   Making the right decisions with your life and car insurance policies can have a profound impact on the future of your finances. When you are sick and tired of feeling like you are always struggling to make ends meet and want to have extra cash so that you can treat yourself to something nice, now is an excellent time to look at some of these tips and see how to make a difference for your own future. Shop Around Right away, it is a good idea to make sure you know about all of the options in front of you. A common mistake people make is going with the first option presented to them. A young person who is getting life insurance for the first time, for example, might decide it is in her or his best interests to go with the company that her or his parents used. While this might seem like a good idea at first, it also might not be the most practical.   This company could be a terrible fit for the needs of a different generation. This means you are going to want to really shop around and research all of your possible options before you make your ultimate decision. Get to know what is out there and learn about options like Columbus life insurance to really give yourself a shot at finding a policy that helps you to save money and get the best possible coverage for your needs. Examine Options With life insurance, you could also be spending a lot of money on options you do not actually need. Many people get sucked into options for their plans without really getting a full idea of what these options are, what they cover, or even how they could benefit a family. Eliminating the options that are not serving a direct purpose for your future can be a good idea. Take a moment to look over all of your current policies and see if there are any options you are paying an arm and a leg for that you do not require.   Saving money for your future is all about knowing where to trim the fat out of your budget. While you might need insurance coverage, you do not need to pay a small fortune in order to get the right coverage for you and your family members. Give yourself plenty of time to examine your current insurance policies, the options included, and the costs related to each. Should you realize you are paying more than you should, now is the time to reach out to a better option and discover how you can get started with a brand new policy.     Money is always a cause for concern in life. When you do not seem to have enough of it, you might feel constantly stressed and at the end of your rope. In many cases, people struggle with finances because they are spending too much in other areas. Your monthly insurance payments, for example, might be far higher than they should be. Many people end up paying a lot for insurance when they could pay far less and still see the same level of coverage. If this sounds familiar to you, you might need a bit of help.   Making the right decisions with your life and car insurance policies can have a profound impact on the future of your finances. When you are sick and tired of feeling like you are always struggling to make ends meet and want to have extra cash so that you can treat yourself to something nice, now is an excellent time to look at some of these tips and see how to make a difference for your own future. Shop Around Right away, it is a good idea to make sure you know about all of the options in front of you. A common mistake people make is going with the first option presented to them. A young person who is getting life insurance for the first time, for example, might decide it is in her or his best interests to go with the company that her or his parents used. While this might seem like a good idea at first, it also might not be the most practical.   This company could be a terrible fit for the needs of a different generation. This means you are going to want to really shop around and research all of your possible options before you make your ultimate decision. Get to know what is out there and learn about options like Columbus life insurance to really give yourself a shot at finding a policy that helps you to save money and get the best possible coverage for your needs. Examine Options With life insurance, you could also be spending a lot of money on options you do not actually need. Many people get sucked into options for their plans without really getting a full idea of what these options are, what they cover, or even how they could benefit a family. Eliminating the options that are not serving a direct purpose for your future can be a good idea. Take a moment to look over all of your current policies and see if there are any options you are paying an arm and a leg for that you do not require.   Saving money for your future is all about knowing where to trim the fat out of your budget. While you might need insurance coverage, you do not need to pay a small fortune in order to get the right coverage for you and your family members. Give yourself plenty of time to examine your current insurance policies, the options included, and the costs related to each. Should you realize you are paying more than you should, now is the time to reach out to a better option and discover how you can get started with a brand new policy.    .....»»

Category: topSource: icydkMar 1st, 2018

Hugh Hefner Passes Away at 91 - Celebs React

Celebrities are mourning the loss of Hugh Hefner tonight. Paris Hilton, Rob Lowe, Gene Simmons, and tons of other stars are taking to Twitter to remember the magazine mogul after he passed away at the age of 91. Hugh‘s son Connor released a statement confirming his dad’s passing, saying “He defined a lifestyle and ethos [...] Celebrities are mourning the loss of Hugh Hefner tonight. Paris Hilton, Rob Lowe, Gene Simmons, and tons of other stars are taking to Twitter to remember the magazine mogul after he passed away at the age of 91. Hugh‘s son Connor released a statement confirming his dad’s passing, saying “He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.” Read their tweets below. I had a number of great conversations and with Hugh Hefner. Was such an interesting man. True legend. What an end of an era! — Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) September 28, 2017 Read more tweets inside… So sad to hear the news about @HughHefner. 😢 #RIPHef pic.twitter.com/IQiEYhMfvf — Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) September 28, 2017 RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner! I’m so honored to have been a part of the Playboy team! You will be greatly missed! Love you Hef! Xoxo — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 28, 2017 Rest in peace #HughHefner – he will forever be remembered as the Hollywood legend who lived life to the fullest. — Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 28, 2017 In way more important news #hughhefner died?! What the fuck.:( — bella thorne (@bellathorne) September 28, 2017 Wow…just read the news. Rest In Peace Hugh Hefner. Your legacy and soul shall live on! — Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) September 28, 2017 A girl I went to HS with was one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends for a while(when he had 8 I think)I went to hang with her once. He was nice.🍸 — Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) September 28, 2017 We love you #hef #HughHefner pic.twitter.com/gr5DXSH22D — Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) September 28, 2017 RIP Hef. You broke the mold. #HughHefner — Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) September 28, 2017 RIP Hugh Hefner I went to so many of his parties at the Playboy mansion it was legendary you will never be forgotten — juicy j (@therealjuicyj) September 28, 2017 #HughHefner did more to help civil rights them most of us know… Thxs for being fearless .. #rip — Loni Love (@LoniLove) September 28, 2017 RIP #Hef Thank you for being a revolutionary and changing so many people's lives, especially mine. I hope I made you proud. 😓#PMOY 94 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/sF9ARYgEpw — Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) September 28, 2017 Rest In Peace to an absolute icon of a man Hugh Hefner🐰 — Sean O'Donnell (@TheSeanODonnell) September 28, 2017 RIP HUGH HEFNER — The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 28, 2017 I met Hugh Hefner at the Playboy mansion. He was very nice to my mom. Don't ask. #RIPHef — Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) September 28, 2017 Hugh Hefner was a GIANT in publishing, journalism, free speech & civil rights. He was a true original, and he was my friend. Rest well Hef. pic.twitter.com/bJ1wxoK4gR — Larry King (@kingsthings) September 28, 2017 RIP hef. You were always sweet to me on movie nights at the mansion. Love to you @crystalhefner xo #RIPHef — Courtney Stodden (@CourtneyStodden) September 28, 2017 Hugh Hefner. He came. He saw. He came. He came. He came. He came….came… — Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) September 28, 2017 Thank you Hugh Hefner for being a defender of civil rights, a champion of free speech, and of course, all the boners — Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) September 28, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 28th, 2017

Wait, Did Taylor Swift Hide Her New Single In A UPS Commercial?? Listen & Decide!

With just a little over a month until the release of Taylor Swift's album Reputation, fans are dissecting every little thing she's doing! Their latest sleuthing may have uncovered a new song the singer hid in the UPS commercial debuting their new decaled delivery trucks. Related: Taylor Sends Flowers To Cardi B For Bodak Yellow While the ad [...] With just a little over a month until the release of Taylor Swift's album Reputation, fans are dissecting every little thing she's doing! Their latest sleuthing may have uncovered a new song the singer hid in the UPS commercial debuting their new decaled delivery trucks. Related: Taylor Sends Flowers To Cardi B For Bodak Yellow While the ad itself is pretty cheesy, it plays like a tribute to her loyal fans, so it only makes sense Tay would return the favor with a clip of an upcoming track. Dissecting it all weekend, fans on Twitter believe it's called Rip Off The Page, which you can actually hear in the lyrics if you watch the video (below): Be sure to check out their reactions!! "Rip Off The Page" is supposedly a new song by Taylor Swift once her UPS commerical is slowed down! pic.twitter.com/cEzspTkTdZ — Swifties (@SwiftKingdom13) October 1, 2017 After @UPS promo video, #Swifties suspecting the background music to be a new single from #reputation : #TaylorSwift #TaylorSwiftTix #TS6 pic.twitter.com/mgIr9qxGW9 — Aya TheSwiftie (@AyaTheSwiftie) October 1, 2017 GUYS.SOMEONE TOOK THE MUSIC FROM TAYLOR’S NEW UPS COMMERCIAL & SLOWED THE MUSIC DOWN. IT APPEARS TO BE A NEW SONG CALLED "RIP OFF THE PAGE" pic.twitter.com/jn17NplDl1 — Boy Swiftie (@songwriterr4) September 30, 2017 "Rip Off the Page" is already a certified bop. Gimme more of this electro pop Taylor, I stan!! pic.twitter.com/ZuXVbSOzhF — Drake (@ventiswift) October 1, 2017 THERE MIGHT BE A NEW TAYLOR SONG IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE NEW UPS COMMERICAL CALLED 'Rip Off The Page' AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S REAL OR NOT — Eth. taylor outsold (@EthanDavies07) September 30, 2017 am i the only person doubting "rip off the page" as a plausible track title for a taylor swift song?? — ㅤ (@blindforswift) October 2, 2017 UPS could have used another artist's song for the commercial, but searching the Internet for lyrics with "rip off the page" don't come up with anything real other than a Tay track! [Image via ATP/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 2nd, 2017

Joel Osteen"s Lakewood Church Under Fire for Not Opening Doors for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Joel Osteen, a public figure for the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, which can seat over 16,000 people, is under fire for not yet opening up the church doors for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The pastor’s father-in-law Donald Iloff released a statement on behalf of the church, saying the doors were never closed. “We [...] Joel Osteen, a public figure for the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, which can seat over 16,000 people, is under fire for not yet opening up the church doors for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The pastor’s father-in-law Donald Iloff released a statement on behalf of the church, saying the doors were never closed. “We have never closed our doors. We will continue to be a distribution center for those in need,” Donald told CNN. “We are prepared to shelter people once the cities and county shelters reach capacity. Lakewood will be a value to the community in the aftermath of this storm in helping our fellow citizens rebuild their lives.” The church came under fire when their Facebook page directed people to other shelters due to the church being “inaccessible due to severe flooding.” Social media users fired back, proving that the church was actually accessible......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 29th, 2017

Members of Metal Band Decapitated Arrested in Connection With Kidnapping - Billboard

BillboardMembers of Metal Band Decapitated Arrested in Connection With KidnappingBillboardThe four members of a well-known Polish death metal band have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after a concert last month in Washington state, authorities said. The members of the band Decapitated were arrested early Saturday (Sept.Polish Death Metal Band Decapitated Arrested on Kidnapping ChargesRollingStone.comMembers of Polish metal band Decapitated arrested on kidnapping chargesWashington PostPolice: Death Metal Band Named 'Decapitated' Kidnapped ConcertgoerDaily BeastLos Angeles Times -Loudwire -New York Daily News -Metal Injection.netall 38 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzSep 10th, 2017

Pharrell, Athletes, & Fans React To The Tragic Deaths Of Former NBA Player Rasual Butler & His Wife Leah LaBelle

This is just incredibly sad. As we reported, former NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle tragically died in a Los Angeles car crash early Wednesday morning. He was 38 and she was 31. Butler played for the Heat, Hornets, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards, and Spurs on the court during his professional career, which [...] This is just incredibly sad. As we reported, former NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle tragically died in a Los Angeles car crash early Wednesday morning. He was 38 and she was 31. Butler played for the Heat, Hornets, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards, and Spurs on the court during his professional career, which lasted until 2016. Leah placed 12th on the third season of American Idol in 2004. She was an R&B singer signed to Epic Records. In response, many fans and athletes -- as well as Pharrell -- have taken to Twitter to express their condolences. Related: Terri Irwin Hasn't Dated AT ALL Following Steve's Death See the reactions (below): @leahlabelle , your spirit was just as your voice; beautiful. Moments like these leave us with so many questions. What I don’t question is how much you loved God, how much you love your life partner and where you guys are now. Sing Sis, sing. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾A post shared by Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) on Jan 31, 2018 at 2:06pm PST We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and many friends of Rasual and Leah. They will be missed. pic.twitter.com/djezmpHd5h — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 31, 2018 The L.A. Clippers are deeply saddened by the loss of Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle. Rasual will long be remembered not only for his accomplishments on the court, but for his vibrant personality, positive outlook and the compassion he had for everyone around him. pic.twitter.com/Hti86knOXa — LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 31, 2018 Damn this one hurts! RIP Rasual Butler & his wife Leah. Sounds so cliche, but Rasual was really one of the good ones!! — Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) January 31, 2018 Incredibly sad news to hear about Rasual Butler and his wife Leah. Prayers to both of their families through this tough time. — Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 31, 2018 The NBPA family is deeply saddened by the passing of our brother, Rasual Butler. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Butler family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/dNgGGmIpuq — NBPA (@TheNBPA) January 31, 2018 Rest In Peace Rasual Butler… — Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) January 31, 2018 Rasual Butler passing away in a car accident makes me sick. He was full of life and thought. He wanted nothing more than to be the best version of himself each day and to be kind to anyone he met From Oct. 2017: pic.twitter.com/F1szzIC291 — Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) January 31, 2018 R.I.P to Rasual Butler man, he was good to me and kept it G with me during our time in Minnesota! We lost a good one!! — Kris Dunn (@KrisDunn3) January 31, 2018 Wow! Bro gave me so much knowledge! Great dude if you never meet him! This one touches the soul! Prayers to his family and friends! Rest Easy Old Ni***! #RasualButler — The Jonathon Simmons (@ThaRealJsimms) January 31, 2018 Words can’t express this one... Rasual Butler was my guy since our days chilling with Charlie Mack... Two Philly cats in San Antonio when he was with #Spurs ... was so dope. RIP Sual! Thanks for everything bro! 😢😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/dFc5RmXNVe — Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) January 31, 2018 Rip to the homie Rasual Butler & his wife!! Condolences to the butler family & friends. Damn Bro 🙏🏽😪 — Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) January 31, 2018 There is no way to process the sorrow at hearing of the passing of @RasualButler45 and his wife Leah LaBelle in a car accident early Wednesday. Rasual was one of the legit nicest guys I’ve ever dealt with, over many years & many teams. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) January 31, 2018 Our entire organization is deeply saddened after learning of the death of former Pacers player Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle. pic.twitter.com/ezdVkM12PG — Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 31, 2018 So sad this morning to here about my friend and teammate 😢 RIP Rasual Butler appreciate the people around u because u never kno 😔😔😔 — Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) January 31, 2018 The news of Rasual Butler and his lovely wife passing hurts man. Got to know both this summer playing in the @thebig3. Great great people. This really messed up my year so far. — James White (@Flight8) January 31, 2018 Can’t comprehend what I just heard about my former teammate @RasualButler45 and his wife!!! REST IN PEACE people. DAMNNNNN😢 — Garrett Temple (@GTemp14) January 31, 2018 Saddened by the news and the loss of Rasual Butler and his wife Leah. Talk about a great dude and family man. I know he had many stops during his 13 year NBA journey, but he was beloved becasue of his work ethic in Indiana. New guardian Angels.. — Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) January 31, 2018 Rasual Butler was always very gracious, very pleasant, and still was in high regard by the Heat -- more than a decade after he last played for them. I'm just sad. No idea what else to say. — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) January 31, 2018 RIP @leahlabelle we were just together last week having a great time. Life is so short! I caaaaan’t stop crying pic.twitter.com/OHMhZdvMre — Ray Cunningham (@MissterRay) January 31, 2018 Devastating. Hold your loved ones close. [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 31st, 2018

Here Are The 35 Questions Taylor Swift"s Potential Jurors Had To Answer In Court

Was there an assault or not? This is the question at the center of Taylor Swift's trial. Back in 2015, radio host David Mueller sued the singer claiming he lost his job when, he says, her security team wrongfully accused him of groping her at a 2013 meet-and-greet backstage at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Related: Taylor [...] Was there an assault or not? This is the question at the center of Taylor Swift's trial. Back in 2015, radio host David Mueller sued the singer claiming he lost his job when, he says, her security team wrongfully accused him of groping her at a 2013 meet-and-greet backstage at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Related: Taylor & Joe Alwyn Hide From The Paparazzi! A month later, the Love Story musician countersued, claiming he "intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission." Fast forward to Monday, jury selection for the trial began where all parties including Swift -- dressed in a white dress and black jacket -- were in attendance. According to the Associated Press, the DJ had his "back turned to Swift, who sat at a nearby table with her mother, Andrea Swift, and their attorney." Awk-warrrrrrrrd. A total of eight jurors will be selected from a pool of 60, and each were asked 35 questions, focusing on whether they are fans of Swift and whether they saw the photo of Mueller and the now-27-year-old. Each side believes the snap will determine if an inappropriate touch occurred. See the 35 questions (below): 1. Where do you currently live (what city or town)? 2. What is your gender? 3. What is your current age? 4. Please identify [how you] describe your race and/or ethnicity. 5. Do you have any problems with language, hearing, your vision, or your health that could make it difficult for you to see, hear, and understand the testimony and evidence in this case, or to sit as a juror between today and next Thursday, August 17? 6. The Courthouse is a non-smoking building. If you are a smoker, will you be able to go without taking any smoking break each day from approximately 8:45 a.m. until approximately 5:15 p.m.? 7. What is your occupation? 8. Please describe your educational background? 9. What is your marital status? 10. Do you have any children? If yes, what are their ages and genders? 11. Specialized training or background: Do you, or does anyone in your immediate family (meaning your spouse/partner and children) have specialized training or experience in any of the following areas? — Law, Police, Court or Legal System. — Media (radio, TV, newspaper, webcasting) — Music Industry (Circle One) 12. Have you served as a juror in any prior court case(s)? 13. What magazines, newspapers, websites, or blogs do you read regularly? 14. What are your primary sources of news? — Internet. Which web site(s)? — Local TV news. Which station(s)? — Cable news. Which station(s)? — Radio. Which station(s)? — Newspaper. Which one(s)? — Other. 15. Have you ever heard of, or do you know anything about, a lawsuit between a former Denver radio DJ, David Mueller (known on air as "Jackson"), and singer Taylor Swift? 16. Have you ever seen any pictures related to a lawsuit or dispute between David Mueller and Taylor Swift? 17. Have you formed any opinion about a lawsuit or dispute between David Mueller and Taylor Swift? 18. Do you have any opinion of David Mueller? If so, what is your opinion? 19. Do you have any opinion of singer Taylor Swift? 20. Do you listen to Denver-area country radio station KYGO? — Have you in the past? — Have you ever considered yourself a fan of KYGO? — Have you ever considered yourself a fan of the on-air KYGO personality "Jackson" (David Mueller)? 21. Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Taylor Swift? 22. Is anyone in your immediate family a fan of Taylor Swift? 23. Which, if any, of the following have you done in the last two years? — Listened to Taylor Swift on the radio? — Watched any Taylor Swift video (including online)? — Read a blog, magazine, or other news reporting about Taylor — Purchased a Taylor Swift album? — Paid money specifically to download or listen to Taylor Swift's music online? — Intentionally listened to Taylor Swift through an online service that you pay for? — Intentionally listened to Taylor Swift through a free online service? — Gone to a Taylor Swift concert or performance? — Done something else related to Taylor Swift that you think the Court and the attorneys should know about? 24. In a lawsuit between David Mueller and Taylor Swift would you have a bias for or against either Taylor Swift or David Mueller? 25. Did you attend a concert performed by Taylor Swift at the Pepsi Center in Denver on June 2, 2013? 26. The jurors in this case will be instructed that they must base their decisions entirely on the evidence produced in court, not from any outside source or preexisting opinions or attitudes. Can you set aside any opinions you may have developed as a result of anything you may have seen, heard, or read about this case before trial and decide this case only on the basis of evidence produced in Court and the instructions the judge will give? 27. If, as a juror on this case, you heard evidence that was in conflict with any information you learned before the trial, how would you resolve that conflict? 28. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children, ever been inappropriately touched? 29. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children, ever been wrongly accused of inappropriately touching someone? 30. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children ever been wrongly accused of other wrongful or criminal conduct. 31. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children been convicted of a crime? 32. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children, ever been a plaintiff or a defendant in a civil court case? 33. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children ever been fired from a job.? 34. Is there anything else you believe the Court or the parties should know which might potentially be important to your possible role as a juror in this lawsuit or affect your ability to be fair to both sides? 35. The following people and entities are or may be involved in this case, as parties, witnesses, lawyers, or Court staff. Please indicate whether you know any of these people or entities, and if so, explain how. David Mueller (sometimes known as "Jackson" on KYGO Radio). Jeffrey Opp Bob Call Hershel Coomer (sometimes known as "Eddie Haskell") Shannon Melcher Tracy Dixon Ryan Kliesch (sometimes known as "Ryno" on KYGO radio) John Dimick Lincoln Financial Group Entercom Communications Bonneville Radio Evans & McFarland, LLC Gabe McFarland Cyd Hunt Gina Bowermaster Taylor Swift Andrea Swift Frank Bell Stephanie Simbeck Erica Worden Greg Dent Gabby Liddicoat Lorraine Bayard de Volo Kevin Call Venable LLP Douglas Baldridge Danielle Foley Katie Wright Judge William J. Martínez Deborah Hansen Mary George Cassandra Hill Nathan Foster Welp. We definitely wouldn't have been picked! As for how this will all end? Well, David is seeking $3 million while the songwriter wants $1 million, so the stakes aren't low. Stay tuned... [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 7th, 2017

"Mr Robot" Renewed for Season Four!

Mr Robot is getting a fourth season at USA! Ahead of tonight’s Mr Robot season three finale, the network has announced the show will return for another season. No other details, such as when the new season will air, has been released. The official Mr Robot account sent out a tweet, “We have plenty more [...] Mr Robot is getting a fourth season at USA! Ahead of tonight’s Mr Robot season three finale, the network has announced the show will return for another season. No other details, such as when the new season will air, has been released. The official Mr Robot account sent out a tweet, “We have plenty more battles to fight. #MrRobot has been renewed for season_4.0.” Rami Malek and Christian Slater star in the hot series from the USA Network. In fact, Christian was just honored with a Golden Globe nomination for his work on the series! Congrats!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 13th, 2017

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

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

Val Kilmer Stirs Controversy With "Angry" Open Letter At Anthony Bourdain"s "Selfishness"

There have been a lot of reactions to Anthony Bourdain's sudden passing. None, however, have been as angry — or attracted as much controversy — as that of Val Kilmer. The Top Gun star wrote an open letter about how suicide was "selfish" — and that he and others who knew him were "selfishly angry" at the [...] There have been a lot of reactions to Anthony Bourdain's sudden passing. None, however, have been as angry -- or attracted as much controversy -- as that of Val Kilmer. The Top Gun star wrote an open letter about how suicide was "selfish" -- and that he and others who knew him were "selfishly angry" at the late chef for leaving them. Related: Bourdain's Best Friend Who Found Him Dead Speaks Out He ponders many things aloud in the lengthy post, including whether Anthony "cheated on his girl" or whether he would have chosen suicide if he'd faced the hardship of throat cancer as Kilmer had. You can read the entire thing and a few offended responses (below): "Oh the darkness. Oh the dark thick pain of loss. The selfishness. How many moments away were you from feeling the love that was universal. From every corner of the world you were loved. So selfish. You've given us cause to be so angry. A spiritual guide once told me suicide is the most selfish act a human can execute and I was confused but she explained there's just no mental place further away from humanity and purpose than the hypnotized numbness that creates the false picture of despair, that forces the victim, unaware, to believe, life's legacy is over. That there is no more service. No more task. No more love left to give to another to to be given. Nothing to heal. On a cloudy day that is so cloudy it's one large mask of grey, does it mean there are no more clouds or parting of clouds, ever? Or that the burning life giving sun is not on its way or that it is already there is ones powers of imagination and perception will only open like with the ease of a child's mind, open to see and feel the peace and reassurance if the heat and light that buried and the light that annihilates the shadows that frighten, that may have even been until moments ago absolute proof that there were no there are no monsters in the room. So what? I hear you took your life in paris. What hotel? Did you relapse? Did you just get home from the best meal of your life? Did you cheat on your girl. Those of us that knew you are shocked and angry and angry and angry selfishly angry, for what you just did to us. Millions I should think. At least a million people like me who imagine they know you. Some imagine they know you even well. But you heard that phone ringing, you felt it buzzing in your coat or pants pocket, vibrating a million times, but you didn't answer it. You let it ring out. Did you bleed out? Did you suffocate? Did you jump. No you didn't jump. Is it important we know how you did it? No. But that you did it. One of the tentative titles of my new studio is Bourdains. Because you've come to realize and exemplify a steady however dim hope, that history is bending towards justice. Would you have taken your life two years ago when like me you were unable to take in food and move it with your tongue over your taste buds because your tongue was too swollen? Is too swollen. I think and dream and plan on eating and tasting and enjoying every meal I've ever enjoyed and every meal I've learned to enjoy in my imagination, Altho I've never met a meal I didn't like in the last 40 years except anything with too much cilantro. Was that it? You woke up and realized you were no longer hungry. And that even with a young daughter at home you would never be hungry enough again to want to take in breath. Was your father's hate so still so present as to cloud over every last sunny moment of every single damn day Anthony. Oh darkness. My prayer before the light breaks this morning of June 8th, is that it doesn't ever again fool another warrior like you, who chased the hot slice of momentary satisfaction around the world 15 times, but found no reason for 16. Anthony Bourdain killed himself. At least you had that beer with Obama on a busy street in Vietnam, in a plastic seat, with your favorite type of meal, spicy noodles and goop, and he gave you hope, I saw it in your eyes when you asked him, as if you were 12, to your father, "Are we going to be all right?" And Obama reminded you and us all that history is not written in a straight line. But yet it is written. And it bends towards justice. You found and showed us pockets of freedom from individuals around the world, from your pirate ship of tv and with a crew of brilliant writers producers camera and sound people, assistants, executives and lawyers who saw you clearly and loved you dearly, and went the extra mile on paper, to enable you to walk there, in the rain, before daylight, and waiting for the sun, reflect quietly on the pageantry, about to unfold. You could have and should have given it one more shot. Sometimes we must live in service to another's life and live with no hope of equality. Life isn't fair that way. Who says you had a right to take away all this love from us so soon? Oh the darkness. The darkness on the edge of town. "There's a darkness in the edge of town..." You left too soon my friend. I fell asleep to watching you enjoy Uruguay last night. It was a rerun but I always find something I didn't see before... you left too soon. And I'm going to prove it..." While some commenters told Kilmer they felt the same way, others were appalled at what they saw as badmouthing the deceased and misunderstanding mental illness. They wrote: - "Done with following you. This is very disappointing to see such hateful words. Mental ILLNESS is just that...an illness. These types of opinions and words would never be spoken when you had cancer. - "Wow just wow it's attitudes like this that make having this invisible illness deadly! Selfish you have no clue what it's like then to have this illness and be in a place so dark and desperate that you feel the world would be better off without you in it! I regret going to your art show and wish you could refund my purchase as im disgusted by every word here!" - "Suicide has nothing to do with selfishness. Your "spiritual guide" was wrong and didn't know what she was talking about. Take it from someone who knows; people who are in that dark place more often than not believe they're doing the world a favor by removing themselves from it. Nothing else makes sense but to end life. Stop adding to the stigma, please. You never know what is happening in someone else's mind." Kilmer has responded to a few comments, defending his statement: "I'm angry because I love him and what he stood for." See the ongoing conversation: We want to hear from you, Perezcious readers -- tell us what you think about Kilmer's letter in the comments (below)! [Image via Facebook.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 8th, 2018

"Mr. Robot" Season 3 Trailer Gives First Look at Bobby Cannavale as Irving

The trailer for the third season of USA’s Emmy-winning series Mr. Robot has been released and it gives fans a first look at Bobby Cannavale‘s character Irving. It was also just announced that the show will return on Wednesday, October 11 at 10/9c. Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along [...] The trailer for the third season of USA’s Emmy-winning series Mr. Robot has been released and it gives fans a first look at Bobby Cannavale‘s character Irving. It was also just announced that the show will return on Wednesday, October 11 at 10/9c. Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world. Picking up immediately following the Season 2 cliffhanger, Season 3 will explore each character’s motivations and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot. Watch the trailer below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 4th, 2017

50 Brain Hacks You Can Use to Supercharge Your Mind

Lifehack is a word that is prevalent all over the internet today, and each day people are inundated with these small vague tips about things that they can integrate into their daily lives to improve them. You may adopt one of these habits for a few days but nothing sticks, because lifehacks don’t often include the why – which is almost more important than the how. The reasons you want to hack your mindset, your fitness, and your nutrition are abundantly clear. You deserve to be productive, healthy, and feel good about your body and your mind. With the hacks below, you get the how and the why on changes that you can make, big or small, that will transform you into your best self and allow you to create the life you deserve. Fitness & Health 1. Do yoga: There is a lot more to a yoga practice than spending way too much money on Lululemon; yoga can help you approach every aspect of your life in a better way and eliminate stress all while making you look great. 2. Fight insomnia caused by electronics: As nice as it would be to be the kind of person who gets off your laptop or cell phone an hour before bedtime, that isn’t realistic for most people. The problem is that the blue light emitted from the screens inhibits the production of melatonin (which puts you to sleep), luckily there are plenty of apps that cause these screens to emit warmer light to help you get a good night’s sleep. 3. Fix your Circadian Rhythm: Insomnia is a highly prevalent problem in the world today, which in turn leads to groggy mornings, unhealthy eating, and limited productivity; by aligning your sleep rhythm with the natural rhythm of the sun, you can solve a lot of these problems. 4. Get enough sun: Time in the sun gives you more than a great tan; it helps your body create vitamin D which helps your body absorb calcium and helps your cells to communicate better. 5. Go float yourself: Float tanks are also called sensory deprivation tanks, and they eliminate all incoming stimuli; this helps your body reach an elevated state of relaxation and has many mental and physical benefits. 6. Invest in your workouts: The Pact app can be used to earn money for healthy actions you take, and you are also financially penalized for not meeting your goals. You can use this system to keep your mind motivated to work out, even when your body isn’t. 7. Jam out while you work out: Music can create bursts of strength when a song you particularly like comes on, and can also enhance your enjoyment of certain activities that may have otherwise been difficult to enjoy; when working out, music has been proven to delay signs of fatigue and aid with endurance. 8. Lift heavy: Lifting heavier weights increases the endorphins your body releases during your workout which leads to a positive and sometimes even euphoric feeling causing you [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchAug 1st, 2017

Top 10 Strangest Warning Labels

We wanted to call this list “Top 10 Most Useless Warning Labels,” but the world that we live in is so unpredictable, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Perhaps that was the thought process behind some of these warning labels, and at this rate, we can only hope so. Otherwise, natural selection is certainly gaining on us. This Throat Cancer Pamphlet This looks suspiciously like someone printed out a WebMD article… At any rate, if you weren’t clear on the fact that having a throat is a precursor to throat cancer, now you know! Maybe they were offering screenings for it and wanted to cast a wide net? This Letter Opener Staples is a company with heart, and they wanted you to know how much they value your safety as one of their beloved customers, so they took the time to put warning labels on all of the products that pose a potential threat to that safety. What they assumed you were going to do with this letter opener that necessitates the use of safety goggles is beyond me. At least they don’t judge! This Coat Hanger You can see from the example how serious of a threat this is. That poor man is likely permanently disfigured from his experience with swallowing coat hangers, and this cleaner wanted to make sure that it could never happen again. If you can open your mouth wide enough to accommodate a hanger without bending it, you should call the Guinness Book of World Records, not get it stuck in your throat. This Dog’s Medication Sometimes dogs will need a prescription filled, and most pharmacies around the country fill them because medication for dogs is similar to that for babies. Usually, it’s just a very weak dose of a standard medication that an adult would need. Those pharmacies take the same care in warning your dog about the way that this drug could interact with alcohol or operate heavy machinery. Unless your dog is Brian Griffin, though, this likely is of no use. This Hat Do not put it on your foot or your backside for any reason! We don’t know what happened to the last guy who did it! Just don’t! Seriously, though, what has this world come to if something as simple and straightforward as a hat comes with usage instructions? This Fabric Marker Just in case the term vanishing wasn’t clear, this manufacturer wanted to protect you from the plight of disappearing ink. This is actually a very cool product, used to temporarily mark fabric for cutting or sewing so you can get it just right. After a while, the ink will fade off of the fabric completely. Why you would reach for it first in times of signing important documents is beyond me, but, now you know better. This T-Shirt Applique This was a picture of Shrek and friends that you could iron onto the front of your shirt to show off just how cool you were. T-shirt decoration options are way more widely available [...] The post Top 10 Strangest Warning Labels appeared first on PopCrunch......»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchSep 22nd, 2017

Netflix PR Chief Fired Over Repeated Use Of N-Word In Business Meetings, Claims He Was Canned "All On A Couple Words"

Not a great look for Netflix here, but shout-out to their CEO Reed Hastings for very quickly getting rid of top communications executive Jonathan Friedland after allegations and stories first surfaced! In "a lengthy internal memo" sent to Netflix employees on Friday afternoon, Hastings explained in detail the reasoning behind letting Friedland go, citing multiple uses [...] Not a great look for Netflix here, but shout-out to their CEO Reed Hastings for very quickly getting rid of top communications executive Jonathan Friedland after allegations and stories first surfaced! In "a lengthy internal memo" sent to Netflix employees on Friday afternoon, Hastings explained in detail the reasoning behind letting Friedland go, citing multiple uses of the n-word with "unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity." And Friedland doesn't appear to believe he did much wrong. Related: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Booted Out Of Restaurant We'll get to Friedland's reaction in a minute, but first, the memo from Hastings to the company about the overall incidents (below): "All: I've made a decision to let go of Jonathan Friedland. Jonathan contributed greatly in many areas, but his descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity, and is not in line with our values as a company. The first incident was several months ago in a PR meeting about sensitive words. Several people afterwards told him how inappropriate and hurtful his use of the N-word was, and Jonathan apologised to those that had been in the meeting. We hoped this was an awful anomaly never to be repeated. Three months later he spoke to a meeting of our Black Employees @ Netflix group and did not bring it up, which was understood by many in the meeting to mean he didn't care and didn't accept accountability for his words. The second incident, which I only heard about this week, was a few days after the first incident; this time Jonathan said the N-word again to two of our Black employees in HR who were trying to help him deal with the original offense. The second incident confirmed a deep lack of understanding, and convinced me to let Jonathan go now. As I reflect on this, at this first incident, I should have done more to use it as a learning moment for everyone at Netflix about how painful and ugly that word is, and that it should not be used. I realize that my privilege has made me intellectualize or otherwise minimize race issues like this. I need to set a better example by learning and listening more so I can be the leader we need. Depending on where you live or grew up in the world, understanding and sensitivities around the history and use of the N-word can vary. Debate on the use of the word is active around the world (example) as the use of it in popular media like music and film have created some confusion as to whether or not there is ever a time when the use of the N-word is acceptable. For non-Black people, the word should not be spoken as there is almost no context in which it is appropriate or constructive (even when singing a song or reading a script). There is not a way to neutralize the emotion and history behind the word in any context. The use of the phrase "N-word" was created as a euphemism, and the norm, with the intention of providing an acceptable replacement and moving people away from using the specific word. When a person violates this norm, it creates resentment, intense frustration, and great offense for many. Our show Dear White People covers some of this ground. Going forward, we are going to find ways to educate and help our employees broadly understand the many difficult ways that race, nationality, gender identity and privilege play out in society and our organization. We seek to be great at inclusion, across many dimensions, and these incidents show we are uneven at best. We have already started to engage outside experts to help us learn faster. Jonathan has been a great contributor and he built a diverse global team creating awareness for Netflix, strengthening our reputation around the world, and helping make us into the successful company we are today. Many of us have worked closely with Jonathan for a long time, and have mixed emotions. Unfortunately, his lack of judgment in this area was too big for him to remain. We care deeply about our employees feeling safe and supported at Netflix. Much of this information will be in the press shortly. But any detail not in the press is confidential to employees. -Reed" Wow. Related: Trump Admin Files Motion To Keep Children Detained LONGER! Friedland himself released his own statement about the firing, too, tweeting (below): I’m leaving Netflix after seven years. Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set and unfortunately I fell short of that standard when I was insensitive in speaking to my team about words that offend in comedy. — jonathan friedland (@jsf33) June 22, 2018 I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love and where I want everyone to feel included and appreciated. I feel honored to have built a brilliant and diverse global team and to have been part of our collective adventure. — jonathan friedland (@jsf33) June 22, 2018 Uh-huh... And then -- interestingly -- he followed up those tweets with one more tweet which was VERY quickly deleted (below), but not before we were able to grab a screenshot: Uhhh... excuse us, Jonathan Friedland?! Is that all that was?? Or was it maybe something slightly more important and you should, ya know, actually take some responsibility for yourself and understand the magnitude of what you did -- multiple times -- to be directly responsible for your own firing. Thanks! [Image via Netflix.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 23rd, 2018

Alexa Is Freaking The Fuck Out Of Amazon Echo Users With Unprovoked "Witch-Like" Laughter & Acts Of Defiance!

Go home, Alexa. You're scaring people. Over the past week, many owners of the Amazon Echo are claiming their handy virtual assistant has been creeping them out with random fits of strange laughter. Twitter and Reddit users have been reporting this alarming, "witch-like" cackle coming from their devices — sometimes unprompted or as a bizarre response to [...] Go home, Alexa. You're scaring people. Over the past week, many owners of the Amazon Echo are claiming their handy virtual assistant has been creeping them out with random fits of strange laughter. Twitter and Reddit users have been reporting this alarming, "witch-like" cackle coming from their devices -- sometimes unprompted or as a bizarre response to requests to turn off the lights. Video: Those Terrifying Robot Dogs Now Have A METAL CLAW! Others are citing even worse behavior from *Evil Alexa*, including their devices whistling(!), reciting the definition of "please" in response to a command(!!), and even apparently listing off local cemeteries(!!?). Amazon responded to the deviant behavior in a statement to The Verge, saying the company is "aware of this and working to fix it." Maybe just unplug (and BURN) all your echos until then, yeah? Take a look (below) read the unsettling reports and hear the evil Alexa laughter for yourself! Alexa is freaking its owners out with random laughter and defiance [Image via Amazon.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 7th, 2018