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Spider-Man: No Way Home Is a Very Tangled Web
To anyone who’s exclaimed in the last ten or so years something like, “Another Spider-Man movie? ?,” the new film Spider-Man: No Way Home (in theaters December 17) has a pithy reply. It triples down on the Spider-Man movie mythos, synthesizing Tom Holland’s third outing in the red and blue wetsuit with characters from two Spider-Man franchises past. In that sense, No Way Home is mostly just a triumph of studio executives agreeing on things and actors making their schedules work. It goes wrong, of course, opening some kind of portal or whatnot to other dimensions—or, in the movie’s parlance, universes—through which villains from past Spider-Man films emerge.
The 14 Best TV Shows of 2021
In 2021, it’s felt especially difficult, because as the streamers vie to outdo each other, they’re creating shows that overlap. But maybe this is how TV works now that it’s molded by algorithms—the inevitable effect of the “because you liked…” recommendation engine. At any rate, here are the shows that rose to the top for me this year. In a world saturated with superhero stories, Invincible, like sister show The Boys, offers a bracing corrective to the technicolor heroics of masked men. Additional talent includes voice-performance fixture Jason Mantzoukas, comedy darling Gillian Jacobs, and Atlanta breakout star Zazie Beetz.
With Proposed Assault-Weapons Ban, Gavin Newsom Tries to Get on Conservatives’ Level
Last week, the Supreme Court declined to strike down the Texas law banning all abortions that take place six weeks after pregnancy. SB8, as the law is called, is unique in that it allows private citizens to sue anyone who performs or facilitates an abortion. Over the weekend, California governor Gavin Newsom had something to say about this. “SCOTUS is letting private citizens in Texas sue to stop abortion? “If that’s the precedent then we’ll let Californians sue those who put ghost guns and assault weapons on our streets.
Of Course Donald Trump’s Ridiculous Bible Photo Op Was Ivanka’s Idea
extremely capable of destroying the country on his own, but as senior advisers, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner frequently helped things along. According to the Religious News Service, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’s book offers a “detailed account” of the 45th president’s “infamous Bible photo op at St. John’s Church in June 2020,” which, it turns out, was reportedly Ivanka’s idea. “The fascist speech Donald Trump just delivered verged on a declaration of war against American citizens,” Senator Ron Wyden tweeted. “The President used our sacred text as a symbol of division,” episcopal Bishop Mariann Budde of St. John’s wrote. “The president used force against American citizens, not to protect property, but to soothe his own insecurities.” A senior White House official told Axios, “I’ve never been more ashamed.
This Bride Wore A Sequined Rick Owens Cape For Her Austrian Village Wedding
“Some friends in common suggested she introduce herself,” Archie, a furniture designer and antiques dealer, remembers of how he and the head of productions and special events at Rick Owens first connected. All of this happened in the factory in Concordia.”The first dress they showed Anna was called “AL” gown, named after Rick’s nickname for Anna, Anna Lupo. “We managed to pack everybody into the tiny church and even had a room for some musicians who played throughout the ceremony,” Archie says. For this, Anna’s sister Katharina asked Rick and Elsa, the CEO of Rick Owens, for a roll of fabric to have a dirndl made. “And [shortly thereafter], I was dressed in a Rick Owens’ dirndl – it was crazy incredible!
#VogueBookClub: A Metamorfose, de Franz Kafka
Decidi que tinha de ler Kafka no dia em que me despedi da República Checa. Após seis meses a viver em solo checo, sabia que o meu processo de assimilação cultural nunca ficaria completo sem ler aquele que é um dos autores mais importante do país. Entretanto, o tempo passou e nunca mais me lembrei desta promessa até ao dia em que me deparei com A Metamorfose numa feira em Lisboa. Apesar do grande alarido que rodeia a genialidade de Kafka, A Metamorfose é um livro fácil de ler. Omiti quaisquer resumos d’A Metamorfose propositadamente, para que se possa acompanhar o desenrolar da história sem saber de antemão o seu fim.
Hailey Bieber Dressed The Part For A Night At London’s Royal Opera House
Justin and Hailey Bieber have been soaking up the sights since arriving in London, partaking in red telephone box photo shoots and nights at the opera. Dressed to the nines in their finest after-dark threads, Hailey and Justin watched Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker in style last night. Bieber putting an LA spin on opera chic. Ricky Vigil MHailey wore a suitably chic silky dress from Acne Studios, with black tights and patent slingback pumps. Every Time Hailey Bieber Shut Down Instagram In An LBD Gallery 19 Photos View GalleryIt’s been a busy month for the Biebers, who recently holidayed in the Maldives.
Long May Zendaya And Tom Remain Entangled
She’s one of the world’s best referential dressers, thanks to a stylist who treats fashion as storytelling, but last night, Zendaya outdid herself again. Matt WinkelmeyerZendaya and her “image architect” “image architect” Law Roach are long-time friends of Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli, but her Bulgari ambassadorship paid dividends, too. Albert L. OrtegaSpeaking of Parker, Roach has also started dressing Tom Holland, who is incidentally the Euphoria actor’s boyfriend. Their couple’s red-carpet moments are quietly brilliant, with Zendaya playing the poster girl for comic book couture, and Tom letting her shine. Note the very specific shade of yesterday’s tailoring – a rich chocolate brown that brought out the colour of Zendaya’s glittering gossamer.
11 Vogue Editors On Their Ultimate White T-Shirts
The ultimate wardrobe binder – a white T-shirt. Nine times out of 10, a crisp white T-shirt can solve the conundrum of having “nothing to wear”. Lucky, then, that the Vogue editors have you covered, with their picks of the best white T-shirts. Read more: The Best White Shirts For WomenWhen it comes to fabrics, seek out natural options such as organic cotton and Tencel, which is crafted from wood cellulose. Here, the Vogue editors share their failsafe white T-shirts for life.
How to dress for party season, according to the women of Sir
Nikki Campbell and Sophie Coote, the women behind Sir, talk to Vogue Australia about their top tips for party dressing this season—from the trends they’re spotting, to the colours they’re looking forward to stepping out in, to the power of the mighty mini.
Mary-Kate Olsen Is Onto Something With Her Beaten-Up Handbags
I have a Louis Vuitton bag from the Aughties that I have been slugging around for years like an anvil. Along with a flip-phone pocket on its side, it looks like it is from way back when thanks to its condition. This past Fashion Week, I ran into writer Taylore Scarabelli, who was toting a black Balenciaga bag. The then boho-loving Olsen strutted around town with her Motorcycle bag stained with a bull’s-eye of red wine splotched onto its bottom. ‘It explains my life,’ Olsen says, sighing, when asked about her beloved accessory’s sorry state.”
Lauren Perez wore Vera Wang for her Miami Beach wedding
It threatened to rain, so the reception was moved into the Ocean Grill Restaurant at the Setai Hotel. “We are so fortunate that some of our dear friends who were guests, also happen to also be some of the best DJs in the world—Pedro, Zack Bia, Daniel Chetrit, and Dza. Needless to say, the dancing started right away, and didn’t ever stop!”
How to style a chic Christmas tree this year
Whether you opt for a real tree or an artificial version, “flocked trees definitely continue to be in this season,” says Lakein. Another pick is the King Noble Fir in the Charlie Brown style.
18 new restaurants and food menus are coming to your city this December
We’re at the end of the year, excitement—and fear of the unknown—are at an all-time high and the only thing that can bring us comfort is burying ourselves under a pile of food. Capping off this festive season are a slew of new restaurants and menus to last you through the month. We’ve spotlighted several of them across Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Nashik, Bengaluru and Kolkata that you should bookmark for the next time you’re dining out or ordering in. MumbaiBalsaPositioned as an easy-going cocktail and tapas bar, Balsa is one of the newest additions to the city’s dining out scene. The space aims to be an unpretentious, casual dining spot, offering a relaxed tropical vibe in an alfresco setting.
5 steps to recreate Ananya Panday’s rosy, radiant makeup
Texture is an important factor to consider when you’re thinking about makeup. Get the look: Ananya Panday’s radiant skin and glossy lipsInstagram content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. If you have oily skin that tends to get greasy with time, set the makeup with a light dusting of translucent powder. To complete the look, use a liquid highlighter like the Live Tinted Hueglow on the neck, collar bones and shoulders. Also Read:10 beauty and wellness tricks you can learn from Ananya Panday's Instagram5 makeup lessons you can learn from Ananya PandayThis easy-to-find ingredient is Ananya Panday and Malaika Arora's trick to soothed, glowing skin
Sarita Choudhury on the new Sex and the City series: “There was a real sense of not wanting to mess up a show that’s so iconic”
“God, I want to be part of this world” was Sarita Choudhury’s first reaction when she read the script for the new reboot of Sex and the City, titled And Just Like That…. It’s 10 pm in New York and Choudhury is alert, alive and present. She has just finished shooting the tenth episode of the Sex and the City when we talk over Zoom, with the Manhattan skyline twinkling coyly behind her. It makes sense that Choudhury values the creative collaboration between actor and filmmaker, given that we first met her on-screen via Mira Nair’s 1991 film Mississippi Masala—where an 18-year-old Choudhury was cast opposite a young Denzel Washington. Because we have to fight for it, and you wouldn’t fight if it wasn’t true to you, because it’s a hard fight.”Sarita and the City
9 walking tours that show you the best way to explore Indian cities on your travels
Winter is here—there's a nip in the air and the humidity is low, making it a great time to explore Indian cities on foot. Apart from city attractions, many tour companies also offer themed walks centred on food, architecture, culture, history and more. Mumbai’s eclectic architectureInstagram content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Uncovering stories of DelhiInstagram content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. With its sprawling parks and gardens, the best way to explore the Garden City of Bengaluru is on a Nature Trail with Unhurried.
How Anjali Patel Mehta transformed her Alibaug home into a cocoon of comfort during the pandemic
For me, it was a time when I began designing more by hand—the surroundings brought on a whole new perspective. Our second home became not just our lockdown home, but a safe and caring sanctuary. This is my most personal collection yet and it was made in the safe arms of our beach house. We now give out our beach house on short stays as a way to share our place of healing and joy with those who care. Also read:8 home decor items that will instantly spruce up your space this holiday season8 best #WorkFromHome accessories to treat yourself toKarishma Manga Bedi's second family home in Rishikesh is a haven of happiness
Stressed skin: What it is and how you can nurse it back to health
We got two Mumbai-based skin experts to help us decode stressed skin and understand how you can nurse it back to health. “Stressed skin can get quickly irritable. While an increase in cortisol levels contributes to mental stress, Dr Bijani explains the additional causes that can lead to stressed skin. Lifestyle: “Factors like smoking, drinking, not taking off your makeup and excessive exposure to pollution can also cause your skin to be stressed, often resulting in dull, dehydrated or tired looking skin. Diet: A sudden change in your diet like signing up for fad diets or consuming excessive junk food, sugary, spicy or oily food all cause the skin to get stressed.
From Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif to Rajkummar Rao, this jewellery brand is the go-to for newlywed couples
This year we saw both Vicky Kaushal and Rajkummar Rao opt for ‘Tiffany Classic’ platinum wedding bands. Vicky Kaushal picked an original Tiffany wedding band ring in platinumKatrina Kaif opted for a ‘Tiffany Soleste’ platinum ring with a cushion-cut tanzanite centre stone. Not to mention this setting brings more attention to the central stone, making the ring bigger and bolder than the classic solitaire. And similar to the eternity band, the halo setting represents everlasting love, because it has no beginning or end. The collection offers a variety of options for centre stones like diamonds, aquamarines, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, yellow diamonds, and Katrina’s stone of choice— tanzanites.
It was so much more than a “friend breakup”
In the sixth grade, my group of girlfriends developed the mercurial habit of waging cold wars against one another. But in this act of reconciliation, Val made herself bigger than the rest: She broke from the hive mind. I can recall no meet-cute, however, just that Valerie and I were as thick as thieves from elementary school through high school graduation. Val’s big house and big family provided a trove of elder siblings’ high school yearbooks and sorority photo albums, paving the way for our own exciting future. On one road trip, her parents told me about the University of Virginia, a beautiful school they said they could see me attending.
Duncan Throws a Retro Diner Dance Party
Duncan, the retro label founded by Michelle Duncan in 2019, is equal parts nostalgic and subversive. So when the time came to fete the season (and Duncan’s latest collection), the designer had to pick the perfect place. Last Wednesday, that was a retro spot in the middle of Tribeca, the old-school, old New York establishment of Square Diner. Guests in attendance included Jihae, Mei Kwok, Jade Eshete, Christine Evangelista, Angelica Hicks, Ellen von Unwerth, and Tali Lennox. Everyone enjoyed diner classics (grilled cheese, sliders, fries) in a sit-down and eat you please, dance if you don’t set up.
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Dorra Zarrouk Wore Not One, But Two Stunning Gold Gowns at the Ball of Arabia 2021
In a metallic gold gown, reflective of Ball of Arabia’s dazzling lights, Dorra Zarrouk attended the event in a futuristic look draped with shredded galvanic flakes by the Lebanese designer Jean Pierre Khoury. The Tunisian beauty shared that her presence marks her second time attending the Ball of Arabia, and her third time showing in an event by Vogue, and she takes pride in that. On a note of endearment, Zarrouk feels very proud of Vogue Arabia that has proved itself to the region. She shared that she feels like she is part of the Vogue Arabia team, actively participating in it ever since it was launched. Read Next: Dorra Zarrouk Just Shared This Throwback Wedding Day Picture & Fans Love It
Jennifer Lopez Walked the Red Carpet With Ben Affleck in a Romantic Blue Elie Saab Couture Gown
Jennifer Lopez kept her love for Arab designers going strong in a couture dress by Elie Saab last evening. The award-winning pop star, who often champions regional talent, recently walked the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of The Tender Bar, wearing a waterfall-like soft blue piece designed by the Lebanese couturier. The dress—although toned down in comparison to most of the star’s red carpet appearances—served as the perfect date night outfit for Lopez, who came with beau Ben Affleck. The duo, as they often tend to do, looked perfect together on the red carpet, where they were seen sharing a little secret and a laugh in front of cameras. This followed her look at the Global Citizen Vax Live Concert, where she walked the red carpet in a sparkling silver and white Elie Saab jumpsuit.
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Kim Kardashian Passed the Bar Exam – And Celebrated in a Statement-Making Purple Balenciaga Outfit
Kim Kardashian is almost ready to take over the courtroom. “Looking in the mirror, I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram. She adds that she still has another bar exam to pass, so she’s not a lawyer yet, but her first exam has the lower pass rate – meaning the most difficult hurdle has been crossed. In her post, she also gave a nod to her late father, Robert Kardashian, who was also famously an attorney. “Don’t ever give up, even when you are holding on by a thread, you can do it,” wrote Kardashian.
13 Golden Globe 2022–Nominated Movies and TV Shows That You Can Stream Right Now
The Golden Globe–nominated movies of 2022 are an impressive bunch—and so are the TV shows. Regardless, you can still watch many of the Golden Globe–nominated movies of 2022 on streaming platforms. Stone is joined by an all-star cast that includes Emma Thompson as the Baroness, Cruella’s mentor, boss, and, soon, her rival. Available to stream on HBO MaxTed LassoNominated for: Best Supporting Actor, Television (Brett Goldstein); Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy (Jason Sudeikis); Best Supporting Actress, Television (Hannah Waddingham); Best Television Series, ComedySynopsis: We’ve now been entranced by Ted Lasso for two seasons now. First, a supporting role on the hit HBO show Mare of Easttown, and then a starring role on Hacks.
Nadine Nassib Njeim Paired Her Ball of Arabia Power Suit With Statement Emeralds and Diamonds
Paired with a black satin corset, Njeim’s suit was complemented by an emerald jewelry set from UAE-based jewelry house Damas. Her picks for the evening came from the Damas Sama Collection, and were pieces that celebrated the beauty of emeralds and natural diamonds. During the ball, Njeim was asked who she counted among the most inspirational women in the Emirates. A sketch of Nadine Njeim’s Deign with Glamoda Couture. Read Next: Mona Zaki Was a Modern Day Cleopatra in Her Gold Zuhair Murad Gown at 2021 Ball of Arabia
Georgina Bloomberg, Ariana Rockefeller, Lili Buffet, and More Brought the Glamour to the New York Botanical Garden
It happens every year, timed just before the holiday break and it’s dubbed the Winter Wonderland Ball. The format goes like this: guests get gussied up in black tie and make their way to the NYBG. Inside, a glamorous procession appears as gowns snake their way through the greenhouse to view replicas of iconic New York landmarks and trains chugging by. “We are thrilled to welcome you back in person to this year’s Winter Wonderland Ball. Following her remarks, the Buffets helped to open the dancefloor, which would remain open until midnight or so, but who is counting?
Dundas x Revolve Returns With a Collection That’s Sure to Sell Out
If you didn’t get a chance to purchase something from the first Dundas x Revolve collaboration (it sold out quickly after debuting on the runway during New York Fashion Week last September), the duo is back with round two. Photo: Jon BrownOf course, the collection is filled with party-ready pieces, from body-hugging leotards to sheer dresses, but somehow Dundas and Revolve managed to amplify the wow factor even more. PHoto: Jon BrownFor their second duet, Dundas and Revolve also turned classic outerwear pieces into festive wardrobe essentials. Photo: Jon BrownBelow, take a closer look at the latest Dundas x Revolve collection and shop the collaboration before it sells out—because it will! Dundas x Revolve Jean maxi dress $348 REVOLVE Shop Now Dundas x Revolve Grace mini dress $298 REVOLVE Shop NowDundas x Revolve Crawford maxi dress $328 REVOLVE Shop Now Dundas x Revolve Munroe embellished mini dress $528 REVOLVE Shop NowDundas x Revolve Marion trouser $268 REVOLVE Shop Now Dundas x Revolve Atlas bodysuit $198 REVOLVE Shop Now
Kate Middleton's Christmas Day regret revealed and it's so relatable
Kate Middleton's Christmas Day regret revealed and it's so relatable The Duchess of Cambridge chatted to royal fans at SandringhamThe Duchess of Cambridge stopped and chatted to members of the public as the royals walked to church on Christmas Day in 2019. For the first time ever, Kate and Prince William were joined by their eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for the service. Karen told The Metro: "Kate was talking to my daughter about clothes and how she was feeling too hot. Other members of the royal family out on Christmas Day included the Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. So Christmas Day is a little more quiet because it's actually a cold buffet because they give everyone the day off, and their big day is Christmas Eve."
Kim Kardashian: I Passed the Baby Bar Exam! I WILL Become a Lawyer!
Good news: Kim has passed the baby bar exam! "For anyone who doesn’t know my law school journey, know this wasn’t easy or handed to me," Kim emphasized. "I did have COVID on the 3rd try w a 104 fever," Kim noted, "but I’m not making excuses." "I appreciate u for letting me tag along & ask all of the little questions along the way," Kim expressed. "Bar Bri Law School bar prep," she credited, "I couldn’t have done it without you guys setting me up w professors Sam Farkas & @ChuckShonholtz you changed my life."
Death in Paradise's Ralf Little talks future of Neville and Florence's romance in show
Death in Paradise's Ralf Little talks future of Neville and Florence's romance in show Are you excited for the return of the BBC show? Ralf Little has teased the potential future romance between his Death in Paradise character DI Neville Parker and Josephine Jobert's DS Florence Cassell on the show. MORE: Ralf Little reveals secrets of Death in Paradise's first Christmas specialIn an interview with HELLO! and other press as part of our Christmas Digital Issue, guest-edited by Martine McCutcheon, the actor opened up about the characters' bond. Loading the player...WATCH: Ralf Little talks to HELLO!
10 best wreaths for Christmas: From Marks & Spencer to John Lewis and Amazon
We've rounded up the best seasonal wreaths from Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Amazon and more so you can create the most showstopping doorscapes in time for Christmas. Marks & Spencer has created this metallic must-have, layering glittery foliage over a traditional wicker base. Christmas Roses Wreath, £24, EtsyNothing says Christmas like ruby red and thanks to Etsy you can bag this wreath for just £24. 60cm Blue Berry Christmas Wreath Micro Light Bundle, £89.99, Lights4FunBrighten up your doorstep with a light-up wreath this Christmas! 25cm Christmas Wreath, £81.99, WayfairEffortlessly elegant, Wayfair's pastel wreath is what dreams – and social media feeds – are made of.
We've found the best leather trousers and leggings to wear with literally everything this winter
Best leather trousersAutograph leather cropped trousers, £139/$245, Marks & SpencerMarks & Spencer's straight cut leather trousers have a flattering figure-skimming shape and cropped finish. Ankle-length leather trousers, £199.99, H&MMade from buttery soft leather, you'll want to wear H&M's slim fit trousers with everything this season. Saks Potts Rosita logo-embossed leather trousers, £560/$665, SelfridgesAdd something extra to your outfit with these amazing Saks Potts logo-embossed straight cut leather trousers. Lara skinny fit leather trousers, £568/$1,070, ReissThese skinny leather trousers from Reiss will last a lifetime. Best leather-look leggingsCora leather-look high-rise leggings, £129/$198, All SaintsAll Saint's super skinny leather-look leggings would pair perfectly with chunky boots.
25 holiday gifts under $25: Presents they'll love that only LOOK expensive
We may earn a commission for products purchased through links in this articleWhen it comes to shopping for holiday presents, it's the thought that counts, of course - but finding an amazing holiday gift under $25 is something we can all appreciate. RELATED: 12 best holiday gifts under $50We've found amazing holiday gifts from brands like Lululemon, Coach and Skims, and your favorite stores, too, from Target to Nordstrom - and they all come in at $25 or less. So if you're looking for a stocking stuffer, Secret Santa gift, or just budget-friendly chic gifts that look expensive, this is definitely the edit for you! MORE: 17 best holiday gifts under $100We're talking tech must-haves, quirky surprises, fashion finds, toys, home gifts and beauty buys - basically the best holiday gifts that will bring everyone joy, especially your wallet. 's selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of.
Chris Noth's Wife Tara Wilson: Meet His Longtime Partner
He began dating Canadian actress and playwright Tara Wilson in 2001, and they’ve been together ever since. Chris and Tara welcomed their first child, son Orion, in 2008. Sadly, Chris revealed in 2013 that he had received hate mail about his interracial relationship with Tara. “Down from the heavens comes our second son – Keats!” Chris wrote in his Instagram caption announcing the new baby in February 2020. Two children, a happy marriage and fulfilling careers … Chris and Tara have it all!
Kristin Davis Claps Back at Trolls Over 'SATC' Insults About Looks
Sex and the City alum Kristin Davis is fed up with trolls trying to compare the actress and her And Just Like That costars to how they’ve aged since the revival’s original run. “That’s the problem with social media, right?” Kristin continued, adding about online trolls, “It’s that you don’t know what those people are doing. You don’t know anything about them. It makes me angry.”Steve Sands/NewYorkNewswire/BauerKristin revealed that sadly, she’s had to deal with commentary over her body ever since her SATC day. The show aired from 1998 through 2004, prior to when social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram truly exploded.
'Sister Wives': Kody, Meri Brown Relationship Timeline
Sister Wives star Kody Brown and his first wife, Meri Brown, have been through it all in their 31 years of marriage. During a 2010 interview shortly after Sister Wives premiered on TLC, Meri revealed how she felt about welcoming sister wives into her union with Kody. In December 2014, Kody wed his fourth and final wife, Robyn Brown. Shortly after welcoming Robyn into their family, Kody and Meri shocked their fans when they revealed they were legally divorcing. During an episode that aired on season 7 of Sister Wives, Kody insisted that he did not believe that Meri’s relationship with Sam/Jackie counted as an “emotional affair” but it seems the couple has struggled to solve their marital issues since then.
Exclusive: Sheinelle Jones reveals powerful advice Savannah Guthrie gave her during documentary assignment
Exclusive: Sheinelle Jones reveals powerful advice Savannah Guthrie gave her during documentary assignment Sheinelle's documentary, Stories We Tell: The Fertility Secret, airs on MSNBC 19 DecemberSheinelle Jones is a busy working mom-of-three balancing family life with her job on Today. MORE: Sheinelle Jones embarks on important storytelling role in powerful new documentaryAnd on top of that, she took on another project this year, that she has many reasons to be proud of. MORE: Sheinelle Jones celebrates incredible achievement live on TodayMORE: Sheinelle Jones shines a light on co-star following a big change at workChatting to HELLO!, Sheinelle explained that she told her to "protect my voice and make sure when you watch it it's exactly where you want it, and to not be afraid to speak up." MORE: Sheinelle Jones undergoes incredible transformation in record time in relatable post"They have been so supportive! Stories We Tell: The Fertility Secret airs on MSNBC at 10pm on Sunday 19 DecemberRead more HELLO!
Josh Duggar's Neighbors Are 'Relieved' After His Guilty Verdict
Josh Duggar’s neighbors are breathing a sigh of relief after his guilty verdict, an insider exclusively tells In Touch ahead of the disgraced reality star’s sentencing. “Relief that this whole Josh mess is finally coming to an end due to the guilty verdict. Most people in town were horrified when Josh and the child pornography story broke. By 2015, their show 19 Kids and Counting came to an end due to Josh’s molestation scandal at the time. “If you bring up the Duggar name to someone who lives here today, you’ll get a range of emotions,” the insider tells In Touch after his conviction.
LPBW's Isabel Rock's Baby Mateo Is in the NICU: See Jacob Tribute Post
Little People, Big World alum Isabel Rock revealed that her newborn son, Mateo, is in the NICU in an Instagram post praising her husband Jacob Roloff‘s resilience as a new father. “These past few weeks have shown me what true surrender and trust looks like,” Isabel said on Saturday. “I have never been more hands-on-my-knees afraid, and I have also never known a love so big.”She added, “Seeing Jacob as a father is the most heartwarming thing I have ever witnessed. Through all of this, I am just affirmed now more than ever that our angels are always looking out for us.”Jacob made the big reveal that Isabel had given birth to Mateo on December 6. “My wife is a superhero, my son is an angel and all nurses are saints goodnight,” the reality star tweeted at the time.
3 things leaders need to do to hire more women in tech
It’s almost 2022, and companies still aren’t getting it right for women in tech. To make matters worse, bro culture is rife in tech companies, according to the 2021 Women in Tech Report by TrustRadius. advertisementAt InHerSight, we ask women workers how satisfied they are with their access to learning and development opportunities. And within the biggest 1,000 tech companies, less than one in five CIOs or CTOs are women. advertisementAnd, because of bro culture and the dearth of other women around them, women in tech often have experienced unequal treatment firsthand.
The U.K. lottery spent $330 million to help blighted communities rebuild. This is what happened
Local Trust, the organization formed to administer Big Local, is also using the set timeframe to study how long-term investments can better turn into tangible results. Big Local selected Hawksworth and neighboring Abbeydales and Vespers areas to help the community find new sources of pride. The virtue of patience Given the scope of the Big Local program, success is varied and the needs tend to be uniquely local. Local Trust plans to continue its monitoring of Big Local communities as their spending winds down and some move on to new forms of charitable support. The infusion of funding from Big Local was the instigator, but the people are the ones turning it into the action they need.
Forget goals and targets—leaders need to lean into this for success in 2022
With real-time data analytics, that future has arrived, and it is an important shift. In the light of real-time data and pattern analysis, brands have a clear lens through which to make decisions. With a proper approach to purpose and values, supported by that necessary real-time data lens, businesses have a template for action in all circumstances. Achieving this goal means embracing chaos, but also seeking to discern order through the use of real-time data analytics. It also means embracing brand purpose and using corporate values as a template to enable rapid decision-making as new situations present themselves.
Apple’s great new iPhone privacy feature is like an X-ray for apps
advertisementadvertisementYet, one big privacy feature was missing from iOS 15 when it first shipped: App Privacy Report. All about Transparency Some have likened iOS 15.2’s App Privacy Report to a type of privacy report card. App Privacy Report shows you this X-ray of what apps are doing on your iPhone in two main ways. How to enable App Privacy Report App Privacy Report lives in the System Preferences app on iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 and later. Here’s how:advertisementOpen the Settings app Tap Privacy Scroll down and tap on App Privacy Report (it’s at the very bottom of the page) On the App Privacy Report screen, tap Turn On App Privacy Report It should be noted that after enabling App Privacy Report you might not see an instant report.
Christine vs. Work: How to Answer the Question, “Tell Me About Yourself”
Innovation Editor Christine Liu decided to tackle these questions head-on with the help of Joel Schwartzberg, author of, Get to the Point! CHRISTINE LIU: I’m kind of lost what exactly you’re trying to find out. CHRISTINE LIU: Friendly, generous, divergent, darkly funny, creative in capital letters, curious, competitive, and collaborative. CHRISTINE LIU: Certainly. CHRISTINE LIU: If I were asked this question again, yeah, It’s not like the most natural thing to answer, but for sure it’s a lot less scary than it used to be.
When Hiring Nobody Is Better Than Hiring Just Anybody
If both hiring no one or hiring “just anyone” can be harmful, how can managers know whether it’s better to take a chance on a non-ideal candidate or keep a position vacant until they’re able to find a better one? So, if both hiring no one or hiring “just anyone” can be harmful, how do managers know whether it’s better to take a chance on a non-ideal candidate or keep a position vacant until they’re able to find a better one? Hiring support staff is a common practice in health care (e.g., hiring medical scribes to support physicians) and higher education (e.g., hiring teaching assistants to support professors) and may need to increase in the future. If you don’t have any applicants who are likely to be reliable and possess a growth mindset, positive attitude, and decent communication skills, hiring nobody is probably preferable to hiring somebody — at least in the short term. In the meantime, consider how you can support your current employees and whether filling a different position may be a better approach.
Drive Innovation with Better Decision-Making
And a key culprit is the inability to make quick and effective innovation decisions. The solution here is to include in your decision-making processes the people who are most closely connected with end customers: frontline operations staff, customer service employees, salespeople, and the customers themselves. How to Avoid Common Traps A number of traditional decision-making habits can hinder agile decision-making. More often than not, at the end of decision-making processes, one individual confidently makes the final call. But in agile companies, innovation is based on discovery-driven learning.
How to Be the “Purple Squirrel” Employers are Looking For
Employers are often looking to hire what recruiters call “purple squirrels,” or a candidate with the perfect — and nearly impossible — combination of skills for a given job. Recruiters have coined the term “purple squirrels” to describe sought-after candidates with the perfect, but often impossible, combination of skills for a given job. Here are three ways in which you can develop a stronger profile as a “purple squirrel.”Hone both timely and timeless skills. Think about which timeless skills you should work on. The stronger your combination of both timely and timeless knowledge, the more you’re worth your weight in goldDiversify your portfolio.
Autism Doesn’t Hold People Back at Work. Discrimination Does.
I’ve heard from people who mask their autism to avoid stereotyping or discrimination at work. The result is an overwhelming number of autistic people who feel isolated, misunderstood, and discriminated against in life and at work. We are creative, funny, sensitive, empathetic, accomplished people who help one another work through lifetimes of self-blame and self-hate. When organizations respect our identities and support people bringing their authentic selves to work, everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Finding interest-based groups beyond your work will help you build meaningful connections and build community.
Insurance renewal quotes: new rules mean you may not have to switch
“Avoid auto-renewing” your home and car insurance has long been basic personal-finance advice, but in the future the savings made by switching are likely to be less impressive. Customers who switch save an average of £262 on car insurance and £113 on home insurance, compared to those who auto-renew. Say goodbye to the insurance policy “loyalty penalty”. Consumers have long complained that renewal quotes for car and home insurance rise every year unless customers switch: insurers profit from consumer inertia. Compare the Market says that car insurance policies cost an average of £707 for someone switching on the renewal date, versus £401 for someone switching 20 days earlier, says Vicky Shaw in The Independent.
A Crypto Expert Explains the Bizarre 1,000% Rise of the Omicron Token
The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is all over the news, but in the crypto community a different Omicron is top of mind: the Omicron token. The surge came after the World Health Organization named the COVID-19 variant detected in southern Africa in November "Omicron." So does Omicron (the crypto) actually have anything to do with Omicron (the COVID-19 variant)? It's really impossible to say exactly what makes someone buy a crypto like the Omicron coin. Quite possibly, some people may be confused and think the Omicron crypto has something to do with COVID-19 recovery (again: it does not).
Super-bright stellar explosion is likely a dying star giving birth to a black hole or neutron star
By astrophysical standards, such an object would be considered compact, much like a small black hole or a neutron star. For instance, it could have been a product of a black hole born in a supernova. Or it could have resulted from a middle-weight black hole stripping away material from a passing star. “The only thing that can be that small is a compact object — either a neutron star or black hole,” Pasham says. “This rules out the idea that the signal is from an intermediate black hole,” Pasham says.
MIT joins the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts
This fall, MIT joined the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA), a Boston-based statewide organization that works to advance the economic well-being of Black businesses, organizations, and people in the Commonwealth. MIT is addressing President Reif’s charge to grow purchasing with Black-owned businesses and also addressing our strategic DEI priorities. Black Expo, where she had an opportunity to meet with Black business owners and entrepreneurs and learn about the goods and services they provide. “We’re working together to strategize how to bring diverse suppliers to MIT and bring more MIT purchasing opportunities to them,” Lo says. Our goal is to bring forth tangible business opportunities with Black business owners that serve the range of purchasing needs at MIT.”
David Li wins 2022 Marshall Scholarship
David Li, from Woodbury, Minnesota, has been selected as a Marshall Scholar and will commence graduate studies in the UK next fall. “We are very proud of all the MIT students who applied for the Marshall this year,” says Professor Will Broadhead, who chairs the committee along with Professor Tamar Schapiro. Li has been interested in CRISPR technology since middle school, when he enrolled in an online version of MIT’s introductory biology class. When he arrived at MIT, Li immediately began working in the Zhang Lab at the Broad Institute, which seeks to develop molecular and cellular tools for manipulating biological systems. Li has served as a community teaching assistant for the MIT biology department’s online courses on edX, and has tested content for new online courses since middle school.
How to free up extra Christmas cash for your business
Too few small businesses keep unnecessary costs to an absolute minimum. Claim tax breaksMany small firms do not realise they can claim valuable tax breaks. Bear down on billsToo few small businesses shop around. There is the potential to reduce your total national insurance bill by up to £4,000 a year. The cost of recruiting staff is rising and small businesses often don’t have enough of some kinds of work to justify full-time roles.
2022 Instagram Trend Report Eyes How Gen-Z Will Shape Culture Next Year
Instagram revealed its 2022 Instagram Trend Report, looking at upcoming trends for next year, as defined by Generation Z, that will shape culture.
The Big Question: Could Peloton Sue Over Its ‘And Just Like That’ Appearance?
This article contains spoilers for the premiere of “And Just Like That” on HBO Max. Shortly after he hops off the bike, he has a heart attack and dies. After the shocking ending, we couldn’t help but wonder: Are companies usually in the dark about how their products will be used in a movie or TV show, as Peloton reportedly was? And if a company is particularly upset with how its product is portrayed, does it have any legal recourse? So, can Peloton sue?
Jail Officer Who Led Others to Safety Is Among the 74 Killed in Tornadoes
Image Robert Daniel, rightAt least 74 people were confirmed dead in Kentucky alone, the youngest 5 months old, the oldest 86 years. So severe were the injuries and so remote some of the areas damaged that officials in Kentucky have not been able to identify 18 of those who died. The swath of destruction wrought by four separate tornadoes in Kentucky — one of them a monster that cut a 223-mile path through the state — led to deaths tallied in eight counties. With more than 8,000 power poles down, about 25,000 customers were still without power on Monday evening. It may be weeks before we have final counts on both deaths and levels of destruction,” Gov.
How Beijing Influences the Influencers
They also do not mention his and his family’s business ties to the Chinese state. They found that six of the 10 most commonly shared YouTube videos in the tweets were from the pro-China influencers. After The Times asked about the payments and free travel from Chinese state media, YouTube said it would remind the creators of their obligations. This allows some YouTubers to obscure the fact that they work for Chinese state media. As his trips with state media grew longer, the outlets paid him for his time, he said.
Christmas Tree Surrounded by Presents Remains Standing in Mo. House Destroyed by Tornado
"It was an interesting sign of hope," Pastor Danny Lybarger tells PEOPLEAmid the devastation from a deadly series of tornadoes that hit six states, the Defiance, Missouri community is holding on to an unexpected glimmer of hope provided by a Christmas tree. You look right in and the only thing that's left standing is their Christmas tree with presents underneath," Lybarger says. "It was like the season was left standing," Lybarger continues. He says the tree remains the "most visible thing" from a nearby roadway, prompting cars to "slow down to look at it." "This is the deadliest tornado event we have ever had," Beshear, 44, told host Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday.
Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Contempt Charge for Meadows
A contempt of Congress charge carries a penalty of up to a year in jail. Mr. Meadows encouraged members of Congress to object to Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, and he pursued baseless allegations of voter fraud in several states, according to the panel. At one point, an organizer of the rally turned to Mr. Meadows for help, telling him that things “have gotten crazy and I desperately need some direction. The exchanges suggest that Mr. Meadows — who at times expressed personal skepticism about the claims of election fraud and theft pushed by Mr. Trump and his allies — catered to Mr. Trump by seeking evidence to support the president’s allegations. Mr. Meadows was in contact with a broad collection of obscure characters whose sometimes zany plans and theories made their way into the White House at a critical time.
Kim Kardashian Hangs Kanye West's Stocking with Her Lavish Christmas Decor amid Ongoing Divorce
Kim Kardashian included a stocking for estranged husband Kanye West as part of her Christmas decorations after requesting to be declared legally single last weekKim Kardashian is keeping her co-parenting game strong this holiday season amid her ongoing divorce from Kanye West. Since Kardashian filed for divorce from the rapper in February, the former couple has focused on co-parenting peacefully. The mom of four's legal motion comes after repeated pleas on West's behalf to reunite their family. Last Thursday at his Free Larry Hoover concert, he dedicated his song "Runaway" to Kardashian. RELATED VIDEO: Kim Kardashian Has a Grammy-Winning Pianist Play Christmas Music to Wake Her Kids 'Every Morning' of December
WATCH: French Zoo's Panda Twins Make Their Adorable, Bumbling Public Debut
Panda twins Huanlili and Yuandudu, born in August, made their public debut at the Beauval Zoo near Paris on SaturdayHuanlili and Yuandudu have taken their first clumsy steps into the limelight. The female panda twins, born at France's Beauval Zoo in August, made their public debut on Saturday. Huanlili and Yuandudu are only the second and third cubs born in France, according to The Associated Press. panda twins debut Credit: GettyThe twins will eventually move to China as well to help bolster the country's native panda population. panda twins debut Credit: GettyFor the next couple of years, Huanlili and Yuandudu will stay put in France to delight zoo guests and grow into happy, healthy adults.
Larry Nassar Survivors to Receive an Additional $380 Million Settlement After Years-Long Lawsuit Battle
USA Gymnastics also issued a statement. "Individually and collectively, survivors have stepped forward with bravery to advocate for enduring change in this sport," Leung continued. USAG Board Chair and independent director Kathryn Carson also said on the organization's official site: "Today is about the Survivors. They have used their voices to elicit meaningful change and restructuring within USA Gymnastics, and their impact extends far beyond our sport. She also joined Raisman, Maroney and many other survivors in testifying in a September Senate hearing on the FBI's handling of the Nassar investigation.
WATCH: Fixer to Fabulous Crew Member Adopts Dog From Shelter the HGTV Stars Renovated
"And we wanna help them out. It needs a little love," Dave says about the motivation to give the shelter a face-lift. "This is something special, something for the holidays, that we get to do for the animals. I mean, they love you unconditionally and so we are gonna pull as many favors as we can, we're gonna call everyone we know, we're gonna use all the extra supplies we have to make this thing come together. This is for the animals; this is for the amazing people that work here."
Matthew McConaughey and Wife Camila Alves McConaughey Step Out for Date Night at Sing 2 Premiere
Matthew McConaughey and Wife Camila Alves McConaughey Step Out for Date Night at Sing 2 PremiereMatthew McConaughey and Camila Alves McConaughey arrived in style to the premiere of his latest film, Sing 2. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicThe Oscar winner reprises his role as Buster Moon, the optimist koala who loves show business, in Sing 2. "In this film for Buster the stakes are higher, there is more stress," McConaughey told PEOPLE. "He's more vulnerable in this film than he was in Sing." Last month, McConaughey announced he would not be running for the governor of Texas in 2022.
Tom Holland Says He 'Fessed Up' After Passing Gas with Zendaya
"It was very obvious, I felt the rattle," Zendaya said of the time her costar Tom Holland broke-wind on her while filming Spider-Man: No Way HomeTom Holland Says He 'Fessed Up' After Passing Gas While Filming Spider-Man Stunt with ZendayaTom Holland and Zendaya are having quite the experience on the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home. While filming the newest Spider-Man movie, in which Holland and Zendaya star as Peter Parker and Mary Jane, respectively, Holland passed gas on his costar, he revealed. "I farted, I farted on [Zendaya] unfortunately," Holland, 25, told Sirius XM host Jessica Shaw during a Town Hall event Friday. zendaya and tom holland Credit: shutterstock"Not that much taller," Holland insisted. Of their on-screen kiss, Zendaya added, "It's a nice sweet moment between them."
Ingo Rademacher Sues ABC Following His Exit from General Hospital Over Vaccine Mandate
Ingo Rademacher separated from General Hospital in November because he declined to comply with the production's vaccine mandateFormer General Hospital actor Ingo Rademacher is suing ABC over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. After separating from the show in November for refusing to comply with the production's mandate, Rademacher called it "blatantly unlawful" in court documents filed in Los Angeles on Monday and obtained by PEOPLE. Addressing the vaccine mandate, he continued: "I think it should be a choice. Rademacher isn't the only actor to exit General Hospital over the mandate. Steve Burton General Hospital Credit: Todd Wawrychuk via GettyGeneral Hospital's vaccine mandate for Zone A, which includes the actors and all crew who are present on set when the actors aren't wearing masks, went into effect on Nov. 1.
Kim Kardashian Says She 'Took Out' a Joke About Sister Khloé and Tristan Thompson from SNL Monologue
Kim Kardashian detailed how her family members were good sports about her opening monologue during her Saturday Night Live debut in OctoberKim Kardashian Says She 'Took Out' a Joke About Sister Khloé and Tristan Thompson from SNL MonologueBut the Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum, 41, revealed in her cover interview for i-D's winter issue that there was one joke about sister Khloé Kardashian and her ex Tristan Thompson that she had cut from the opening monologue. Although I had a really funny joke about Tristan and Khloé that I took out – I could've maybe gone further." Nichols gave birth to a baby boy last week, her rep previously told PEOPLE. Another insider previously told PEOPLE that Khloé "knows about the baby" and that she and Thompson were together in March, when he admitted to sleeping with Nichols and when the baby was allegedly conceived. RELATED VIDEO: Woman at the Center of Tristan Thompson Scandal Has Delivered Her Baby, Source
Megan Thee Stallion Says She's 'Still Going to Open Up' Assisted Living Facilities After Graduating
They feel like you have no experience, so I want to create a place where you can get experience," she saidMegan Thee Stallion Says She's 'Still Going to Open Up' Assisted Living Facilities After GraduatingMegan Thee Stallion is continuing to celebrate her graduation! "I'm still going to open up these assisted living facilities and I definitely want to hire new college graduates," she said. "I really wanted to be an administrator over a hospital, but I knew I still wanted to be Megan Thee Stallion. "I was like, 'You know what, I'm gonna open an assisted-living facility and use the money that I make from rapping to open it. Megan Thee Stallion Announces She's Graduating College This Year"I didn't tell my parents I switched my major and then I started really rapping.
Billie Eilish Details Bout with COVID-19: 'If I Weren't Vaccinated, I Would Have Died'
"I still have side effects," Billie Eilish said on The Howard Stern Show of her experience with COVID-19Billie Eilish is opening up about her bout with COVID-19 and the side effects she's still experiencing months later. While on The Howard Stern Show Monday, the "Bad Guy" singer, 19, revealed she had a breakthrough case of coronavirus in August. Per Rolling Stone, Eilish shared the news after Stern referenced her cough, asking if she caught COVID-19 while appearing on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Billie Eilish Episode 1813 -- Pictured: Host Billie Eilish during the Monologue on Saturday, December 11, 2021 Credit: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via GettyRELATED VIDEO: Billie Eilish Shares the Stage with Her Parents and Brother Finneas for Her SNL Musical Performances"Some people wonder why I started wearing baggy clothes. "I'm actually really excited to get older because I am now just starting to understand who I actually am as a person," she said.
Story of Victory Brinker: Opera Singer, AGT Finalist and #8 of 11 Kids
Victory Brinker Victory Brinker | Credit: Christine BrinkerNever lacking an audience, Victory grew up with six brothers and four sisters. Victory Brinker Victory Brinker with her family | Credit: Christine BrinkerThough they've embraced their family of 13, Christine says she and her husband never expected to have 11 children, especially after the first seven were out of diapers. Victory Brinker Victory Brinker as a baby | Credit: Christine BrinkerYears later, Victory's talent and love for singing would take her to AGT, where she made history as the first contestant to receive the judge's group golden buzzer. "It feels great, because I love Christmas music and I love Christmas and I love CDs," Victory says of her new album. Victory Brinker Victory Brinker singing for her siblings | Credit: Christine BrinkerAnd though their lives are full, the Brinkers say they're still open to adopting more children.
Parasite Actress Park So Dam Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and Undergoes Surgery
"Park So Dam will focus on her recovery," the Parasite actress' rep wrote in a statement, revealing she underwent surgery after she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancerPark So Dam is recovering from surgery after she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type of cancer to affect the thyroid, according to the Mayo Clinic. "Several types of thyroid cancer exist. Most cases of thyroid cancer can be cured with treatment," they note. "Thyroid cancer rates seem to be increasing.
Brittany Matthews Says She's 'Emotional' on Last Day Breastfeeding Her Daughter: 'Why Is This So Hard?'
After breastfeeding daughter Sterling Skye for 10 months, Brittany Matthews said she was "just ready to be done" in a candid Instagram postBrittany Matthews Says She's 'Emotional' on Last Day Breastfeeding Her Daughter: 'Why Is This So Hard?' Brittany Matthews is feeling sentimental on her last day of breastfeeding daughter Sterling Skye. Matthews — who shares Sterling with her fiancé, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes — announced the mommy milestone on her Instagram Story Monday. Despite saying she's "ready to be done," she also called it an "emotional" experience. RELATED VIDEO: Brittany Matthews on Having Nanny with Baby Sterling When Necessary: 'Never Feel Guilty'The mom of one also revealed the most challenging part of parenting thus far.
Hilary Duff Fans Are Convinced She Revealed She's Pregnant on Instagram – Matthew Koma Responds
Hilary Duff shared a new Instagram post that has some fans convinced she's expecting her fourth childHilary Duff's fans think she just hinted that she's pregnant with her fourth child. While she tagged Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins, who is seen a few rows behind the couple, some fans were convinced she was hinting that she's pregnant. In September, Duff joked that a loving tribute Koma shared on Instagram was "bound to get him baby number 4." Koma shared what he called his "favorite" photo of Duff holding Mae James, who was 5 months at the time. "One of my favorite pictures of wifey somewhere between supremely fulfilled, exhausted , and why the f--- are you taking my photo," Koma wrote.
Amazon Shoppers Say This Robot Vacuum Saves Them Hours of Work — and It's 40% Off Today
"We switched from a $600 Roomba that didn't work all that great to this beast," another user wrote. We run this in about 1,000 square feet (kitchen, living room, kid's playroom, and dining room) every night. It goes from carpet to hardwood to tile to rugs with no issues at all. It gets under the couch, around the table, and does a great job with the dried Play-Doh that seems to be everywhere (toddlers!)." They added, "This is by far the best value in robots!"
Nordstrom's Famous Zella Leggings Come in a Fun Spray Dye Version — and They're 40% Off
The only thing to note is that unlike some other leggings made by the brand, these don't come with a pocket in the waistband. But if you're mostly planning on wearing them to yoga class or while out on an errand, that likely won't bother you too much.All in all, these leggings are a great choice for anyone who enjoys stylish support — which is to say, all of us. And with that discount, it's the perfect time to pick up a pair from Nordstrom.
Kim Kardashian on Blackfishing Accusations, Having Conversations with North About 'Matching Hair'
"Honestly, a lot of the time it comes from my daughter [North, 8] asking us to do matching hair. And I've had these conversations with her that are like, 'Hey, maybe this hairstyle would be better on you and not on me,' " she explained. "But then there's also a history of braiding hair in Armenia, and people forget that I am Armenian as well," Kardashian added. Kim Kardashian North West Credit: Kim Kardashian/InstagramThis isn't the first time that Kardashian has said that North influences her style. But yeah, I think as long as it comes from a place of love and you're getting inspired, then it is okay."
Gabby Petito's Family Opens Up About Her Murder in New Peacock Documentary — Watch the Trailer
The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies, and Social Media premieres on Peacock on Dec. 17Gabby Petito's Family Opens Up About Her Murder in New Peacock Documentary — Watch the TrailerGabby Petito's parents and stepparents are opening up about the lifestyle blogger's disappearance and death in their first sit-down interview since she went missing in August. The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies, and Social Media promises to "shed new light on the tragic story, the unanswered questions and the shocking conclusion" to Petito's story, which captured the world's attention earlier this summer. Gabby Petito Gabby Petito | Credit: Gabby Petito Instagram"The thoughts that were going through my head were, 'Something really bad has happened to her,' " her mom Nicole Schmidt added. Petito's remains were found on Sept. 19. Shortly before Petito's remains were found, Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino said that the 23-year-old had also gone missing.
Naomi Watts Celebrates 'Darling' Kai's 13th Birthday: 'You Shine the Brightest Light'
Naomi Watts' youngest child is now a teenager! The Gypsy actress, 53, celebrated Kai's 13th birthday on Instagram Monday with a solo shot of the teen. "You shine the brightest light, from the depth of your soul, we feel it. "And other times, you're like, 'Oh God, just let me hand them the devices and let me get done what I need to do,' you know?" Naomi Watts Instagram Credit: Naomi Watts InstagramNever miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.
Britney Spears Slams Diane Sawyer for 2003 Interview Following 'Big Breakup' with Justin Timberlake
Along with speaking about the interview with Sawyer, Spears addressed why she doesn't plan to tour in the future. "Do we dare forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago?" Jamie never set up any interview with Diane Sawyer and was not present for any such interview," the statement read. Reps for Jamie Spears and Diane Sawyer did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. britney and jamie spears Britney Spears, Jamie Spears | Credit: getty; Alex Berliner/ShutterstockShe added, "I'm sad for them because I know my value and worth now... and they LOST ME!!!"
Kathie Lee Gifford Announces Her Son Cody and His Wife Are Expecting Their First Baby: 'So Happy'
I don't care which," Kathie Lee Gifford captioned a video on Instagram revealing that her son is expecting his first babyKathie Lee Gifford Announces Her Son Cody and His Wife Are Expecting Their First Baby: 'So Happy'Kathie Lee Gifford is going to be a "glamma"! The former Today co-host, 68, announced on Instagram Monday that her son, Cody Gifford, 31, and his wife, Erika Brown, are expecting a baby. I don't care which," Kathie Lee, who shares Cody and daughter Cassidy Gifford, 28, with late husband Frank Gifford, captioned the post. Cody and Erika celebrated their one-year anniversary with a second wedding in September. Cody's sister Cassidy and her husband, Ben Wierda, also hosted a second wedding in November after getting married in an intimate ceremony in the groom's backyard in June 2020.
Donald Trump Jr. Pleaded with Mark Meadows to Urge His Father to Stop Capitol Insurrection, Texts Reveal
During a briefing where the recommendation was announced, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming read aloud a text conversation in which Donald Trump Jr. begged Meadows to encourage Trump to take stronger action against the rioters. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough," a text sent by Trump Jr. to Meadows read, according to Cheney. (Trump Jr. is likely referring to a tweet from Trump on the afternoon of the insurrection that asked rioters to"remain peaceful" and "please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement.") Meadows responded to Trump Jr., writing: "I'm pushing it hard. In a series of follow-up texts, Trump Jr. continued: "We need an Oval Office address.
Kim Kardashian Says 'No Counseling or Reconciliation Effort' Will Repair Her Marriage to Kanye West
"[Kanye West] and I both deserve the opportunity to build new lives," Kim Kardashian said in court documentsKim Kardashian Says 'No Counseling or Reconciliation Effort' Will Repair Her Marriage to Kanye WestKim Kardashian wants to terminate her marriage to her estranged husband Kanye West sooner rather than later. In her latest filing, obtained by PEOPLE on Monday, Kardashian asked to have child custody and property matters be separate from her marital status. "There are simply no compelling reasons not to grant a motion to bifurcate and terminate marital status in this case." The continued maintenance of technical marital status between [West] and [Kardashian] serves no useful purpose, and there is no reason to maintain the legal relationship." Kardashian was in attendance with their two eldest kids, North and Saint, as well as her sister Kendall Jenner and mom Kris Jenner.
David 'Big Papi' Ortiz and Wife Tiffany Split After 25 Years Together
Tiffany Ortiz announced their breakup on Instagram on Monday, writing that they will continue to be “friends and co-parents to our amazing children”David "Big Papi" Ortiz and his wife Tiffany are going their separate ways after over two decades together. Tiffany, who started dating David in 1996 and wed the Boston Red Sox legend in 2002, revealed the news in an Instagram post on Monday. David has yet to comment or make a statement about the split on social media. RELATED VIDEO: David Ortiz Moved from Dominican Republic to Boston to Receive Care for Gunshot WoundThis isn't the first time the couple's relationship status has made headlines. In 2007, Tiffany and David co-founded the David Ortiz Children's Fund, a charity organization that "provides essential support for children in the Dominican Republic and in New England who cannot afford the critical cardiac services they need."
2 on Hunting Trip — Including Boy, 12 — Found Dead as Family Searches for Dad After Tenn. Tornado
Lee says Steve and Grayson were on a family duck hunting trip in Tiptonville, Tennessee when a tornado hit. The father-son pair, who are from Havana, Florida, were staying at Cypress Pointe Resort with Steve's brother-in-law, Jamie Hall, and two of their friends. Steve and Grayson Gunn Grayson Gunn | Credit: courtesy Tyler LeeThe tornado ended up touching down Friday evening and continued into Saturday morning, according to Tennessee Gov. Jamie Hall Jamie Hall | Credit: Courtesy Ashleigh Hall"We're just a wreck," she says. Jamie Hall Jamie Hall | Credit: Courtesy Ashleigh HallOn Monday, Tennessee's Gov.
Former Pro Wrestler Jimmy Rave Dead at 39, Months After Having Both Legs Amputated
Jimmy Rave, former Impact Wrestling star, has died six months after having both of his legs amputated due to a MRSA infection. Behrens shared a statement regarding Rave's death on Twitter on Monday, adding that Rave's daughter, Kailah, had helped him write it. "James was best known as Professional Wrestler Jimmy Rave. He appeared in Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling, where he teamed with Lance (Hoyt) Rock as the 'Rock and Rave Infection.' His struggles resulted in the amputation of his arm and, later, both of his legs," the statement continued.
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Relationship Timeline
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron‘s chance meeting at a 2002 event in Australia led to a lifetime of happiness for the pair. It’s taken her about 20 years to know,” Cohen told The New York Times in October 2020. Two years after sparking romance rumors, the couple got engaged, but Fisher admitted that she preferred to keep her relationship with Cohen as under the radar as possible. As they prepared for their nuptials, Fisher ended up making the decision to convert to Judaism in honor of her then-fiancé. Two years later, Cohen and Fisher welcomed their son, Montgomery, into the family.
Everything Halsey Has Said About Having Kids Over the Years
Halsey has been very vocal about their future family plans prior to their January 2021 pregnancy announcement. Only ones not on our phones, actually watching the game.”The Grammy winner was dating singer Yungblud at the time. While it is not known when Halsey began seeing Aydin, the pair were spotted wearing matching disposable face masks and picking up Blick art supplies in October 2020. Halsey previously dated rapper G-Eazy on and off from 2017 to 2018 and was in a brief relationship with American Horror Story star Evan Peters the following year. “They told me it’s useless, there’s no hope in store / But somehow I just want you more,” Halsey sang.
Taylor Swift's Song Lyrics: Celebrities Featured in Her Songs
The performer previously admitted that she received a range of responses from her ex-boyfriends about her music. It was like going through a photo album.’ That was nice,” she recalled to New York magazine in 2013. “There’s the life of this song, where this song was born out of catharsis and venting and trying to get over something and trying to understand it and process it. “Joe and I really love sad songs. We just really love sad songs.
Hilaria Baldwin Says Alec 'Shushed' Her During Labor: 'He Realized He Sounded Like an A—'
Hilaria Baldwin said on her Instagram Story on Monday that husband Alec told her to “keep it down” while she was giving birthHilaria Baldwin Says Alec 'Shushed' Her During Labor: 'He Realized He Sounded Like an A—'Hilaria Baldwin is sharing intimate details about her birth experience. " she captioned a repost of an article titled "When My Husband Told Me to Shush During Labour I Knew Our Marriage Was Over." Hilaria Baldwin Credit: Hilaria Baldwin/instagram"The moment he said it, he realized he sounded like an a-- and he cowered," she continued, saying she "kept the marriage," then jokingly added that she "went on to have 522 babies after." Onward to being Alec and Hilaria, messy, emotions strong, but lots and lots of love—until the very end." Hilaria Baldwin Hilaria and Alec Baldwin | Credit: Hilaria Baldwin/instagramWhile the Rust tragedy is still fresh, it seems like Hilaria and Alec are dealing with it as best as they can.
Ryan Reynolds: How 'SATC'-Inspired Chris Noth Peloton Ad Happened
After the Sex and the City revival killed off Mr. Big with an exercise-related death, Ryan Reynolds recruited Chris Noth to help bring the iconic character back to life. “By pure luck, we’d been talking to Peloton about our Creative as a Subscription product in the week before this all happened,” Reynolds, 45, told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, December 13. She emailed us right after the episode aired and we all knew just what to do.”One day prior, the Deadpool actor made headlines after he shared an ad for Peloton starring Noth, 67, and real-life Peloton instructor Jess King. Peloton, Chris and the show itself,” he noted on Monday, revealing that the entire project from conception to filming took 24 hours. “I’m sure SATC fans, like me, are saddened by the news that Mr. Big dies of a heart attack.
Celebrities Who Turned Down ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Roles
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal both earned Oscar nominations for their roles in Brokeback Mountain — but they weren’t the only actors considered for the complex characters. Josh Hartnett, Leonardo DiCaprio and more Hollywood A-Listers were almost cast in the memorable roles. The 2005 movie was not a “universal love story,” Ossana recalled, noting that “nobody would commit” to the lead roles. She remembered a long list of “prominent young actors” agreeing and later leaving the project during its eight-year development process. Ossana explained that despite all of the casting ups and downs, she always wanted Ledger in the role of Ennis.
'Succession' Cast's Dating Histories Through the Years
While the Succession characters aren’t great at healthy relationships onscreen, many of the actors have happy, long-lasting romances offscreen. Sarah Snook, who plays Shiv Roy on the HBO series, secretly tied the knot in February 2021. Matthew Macfadyen — who plays Tom Wambsgans on Succession — was married long before the HBO series was even a thought. When life takes over, going out to dinner together isn’t top of your list, but before you know it, the children are older and around less and you’re sort of back together again. I’ve got to exit.”Take a look back at all the Succession cast‘s dating histories below:
Hating Game's Austin Stowell: 5 Things to Know About the Actor
Austin Stowell has been acting since he was a teenager, but his latest role in The Hating Game is poised to make him a rom-com star. We all want somebody in our life.”After breaking hearts in The Hating Game, the Catch-22 alum is set to appear in Showtime’s Three Women, based on the book of the same name by Lisa Taddeo. Stowell will play Aidan, described as an “Indiana James Dean” who inspires Gilpin’s character to make a major change in her life. The Hating Game is in theaters now and is available for purchase and rental on demand. Keep scrolling for five things to know about Stowell:
Chris Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker's Cutest Moments
Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth‘s characters have had their share of ups and downs on Sex and the City, but offscreen, the duo’s friendship is thriving. Though Noth only appeared briefly at first, the pair’s chemistry was instant. “I don’t really watch Law & Order, but I met with Chris Noth and thought he was perfect,” the producer told Entertainment Weekly in March 2016. The couple share son James, born in October 2002, and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha, born in June 2009. “It’s a sad relationship, and I love, love, love playing it because it’s so freakin’ sad!”Keep scrolling for a look back at Parker and Noth’s friendship over the years:
'Selling Sunset' Cast's Fiercest Clapbacks: Christine Quinn, More
Viewers have been heavily invested in the lives of Selling Sunset’s star realtors since the Netflix series debuted in 2019. After season 4 of Selling Sunset premiered in November 2021, Christine Quinn was quickly accused of lying about her pregnancy due to how active she appeared to be shortly after her son’s harrowing May 2021 delivery. At the time, Quinn reposted one message from an Instagram user who asked, “Why did you fake your pregnancy? I really, really want to know I’m healed, and the time is right before we’re thinking about it. She’s so that.’ But inside I was dealing with PTSD.”Scroll down to see all the times the Selling Sunset crew set the record straight:
US cities are breaking all-time homicide records this year
US cities are breaking all-time homicide records this yearAdded: 13.12.2021 22:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.briggsfreeman.comOne of the fastest-growing cities in the country, the capital of Texas is nearing the end of its deadliest year on record in 2021 as cities nationwide are experiencing a rise in homicides and gun violence incidents that began last year when the pandemic tightened its grip on the US. More in www.cnn.com » Tags: Texas
Hamlin Family Drama Over the Years: Amelia Gray, Delilah Belle and More
Fans have gotten to know Rinna’s husband, Harry Hamlin, and their daughters, Amelia Gray Hamlin and Delilah Belle Hamlin, over the years, and as they watched Amelia and Delilah grow up, the sisters started using that platform to have candid conversations about their personal struggles. In November 2021, Delilah revealed that she had developed health issues that led to her getting hospitalized. “And after the second vaccine, I was sick for, like, 36 hours. “I started getting really sick, I started feeling like I had the flu. Scroll down to relive all the struggles that the Hamlin family has overcome:
Mila Kunis Just Wore This Exact Jean and Sneaker Combo — So Can You
Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. You probably already own blue skinny jeans, but this pair may have you ditching them thanks to its stretchy, comfy fabric. Get the JEN7 High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (originally $99) for just $74 at Nordstrom! Allbirds Tree DashersThis isn’t the first time we’ve spotted Kunis is a pair of Allbirds. The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test.
‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Movie: Everything We Know So Far
The third movie in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise has been delayed repeatedly, but the fantasy film, set in the Wizarding World decades before Harry Potter was born, will finally hit theaters in 2022. The Warner Bros. movie — which is officially titled Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore — will feature some big changes from the previous two chapters, including the recasting of Gellert Grindelwald. Johnny Depp exited the J.K. Rowling-penned franchise in November 2020 after losing a libel suit against Amber Heard. “And I know it was controversial for many people but that’s just the way it plays out once in awhile.”Though Mikkelsen is a new cast member, expect Fantastic Beasts 3 to include plenty of familiar faces. And suddenly you find yourself swimming outdoors in British winter.”Scroll down for everything to know about Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore:
17 Sweaters We’re Totally Pairing With Our Festive Holiday Dresses
17 Sweaters to Wear With Your Dresses During the HolidaysShorter Shrugs1. Best Classic Shrug: This GRACE KARIN sweater is the definition of a typical shrug, and it can be teamed with a variety of vibes! Best “Feminine” Shrug: The lettuce-edge detailing on the hem of this SATINIOR piece gives it an adorable girly feel! Our Absolute Favorite: This cozy wrap from MELIFLUOS DESIGNED is incredibly chic, and you can wear it with anything — beyond just dresses! Best Wrap Sweater: This open-front knit from Auburet comes with a matching belt that you can tie to cinch in the waist!
Larry Nassar victims reach $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, US Olympic Committee and insurers
Added: 13.12.2021 23:17 | 45 views | 0 commentsUSA Gymnastics, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee and their insurers agreed to pay $380 million in a settlement with the victims of Larry Nassar, the former Olympic doctor who sexually abused girls for decades, according to an attorney for multiple victims.
Ransomware attack hits Virginia Legislature
Added: 13.12.2021 22:26 | 33 views | 0 commentsA ransomware attack has hit the Virginia state Legislature's IT branch and state agencies are helping with the recovery, a spokesperson for Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday.
Dr. Oz's show will end in January as he seeks US Senate seat
Dr. Oz's show will end in January as he seeks US Senate seatAdded: 13.12.2021 22:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsSony Pictures Television said Monday that "The Dr. Oz Show" will end in its thirteenth season on January 14, 2022.
Pentagon decides no US troops will be punished over botched Kabul drone strike that killed 10 civilians
Pentagon decides no US troops will be punished over botched Kabul drone strike that killed 10 civiliansAdded: 13.12.2021 22:17 | 14 views | 0 commentsDefense Secretary Lloyd Austin has decided that no US military personnel will be punished over the August drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 civilians, including seven children.
OSHA is investigating deadly Amazon warehouse collapse
Added: 13.12.2021 22:17 | 34 views | 0 commentsThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, after an EF-3 tornado caused major structural damage to the building Friday, a spokesman confirmed to CNN.
Republicans warn Biden: The next debt limit increase won’t be so easy
Republicans warn Biden: The next debt limit increase won’t be so easyAdded: 14.12.2021 0:17 | 34 views | 0 commentsShould the GOP win a congressional majority in next year’s midterms, conservative lawmakers are already strategizing about how to force an epic fiscal showdown.
15 sobering stats that tell the tale of the coronavirus in the U.S.
15 sobering stats that tell the tale of the coronavirus in the U.S.Added: 13.12.2021 22:51 | 34 views | 0 commentsSource: bestlifeonline.comA look at some of the big numbers that put it in perspective — even as the political debate has largely moved on. More in www.washingtonpost.com »
Supreme Court won’t stop vaccine mandate for New York health care workers
Added: 13.12.2021 22:00 | 31 views | 0 commentsIt is at least the fourth time the high court has decided not to block states from requiring vaccines.
The striking, sobering stats of the coronavirus’s toll on the United States
The striking, sobering stats of the coronavirus’s toll on the United StatesAdded: 13.12.2021 21:54 | 17 views | 0 commentsA look at some of the big numbers that put it in perspective — even as the political debate has largely moved on.
The partisan divide on covid spawns a new reaction: shrugs
The partisan divide on covid spawns a new reaction: shrugsAdded: 13.12.2021 21:54 | 38 views | 0 commentsFrom the governor of Colorado to a conservative pundit, new demonstrations of weariness.
Alaska Senate candidate challenging Murkowski says she will not support McConnell as GOP leader
Alaska Senate candidate challenging Murkowski says she will not support McConnell as GOP leaderAdded: 13.12.2021 21:46 | 39 views | 0 commentsKelly Tshibaka became the latest GOP Senate hopeful to align herself further with former president Donald Trump by publicly attacking McConnell.
NBA, NHL games called off due to Covid-19 protocols
Added: 14.12.2021 7:17 | 24 views | 0 commentsWith winter almost upon us and people spending more time indoors, Covid-19 cases have been rising.
Minnesota state investigator outlines differences between Kim Potter's gun and Taser during former officer's trial
Minnesota state investigator outlines differences between Kim Potter's gun and Taser during former officer's trialAdded: 14.12.2021 2:30 | 30 views | 0 commentsFormer Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer Kim Potter killed Daunte Wright by firing a single bullet to his chest, a county medical examiner testified Monday at her criminal trial.
Boy Scouts of America announces proposed $800 million settlement with insurer Chubb for sexual abuse victims
Added: 14.12.2021 2:16 | 37 views | 0 commentsThe Boy Scouts of America has reached a tentative $800 million settlement agreement with insurer Century Indemnity Company and other Chubb companies to contribute to a trust to compensate survivors of sex abuse, according to a press release from the organization.
Chicago City Council set to vote on $2.9 million settlement for woman who police found naked when they broke open door of wrong home
Chicago City Council set to vote on $2.9 million settlement for woman who police found naked when they broke open door of wrong homeAdded: 14.12.2021 1:17 | 36 views | 0 commentsThe Chicago City Council is set to vote Wednesday on a proposed $2.9 million settlement for Anjanette Young, who was found naked and distraught during a mistaken police raid in 2019, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
How a TikToker traded her way from a bobby pin to her dream house
How a TikToker traded her way from a bobby pin to her dream houseAdded: 14.12.2021 1:17 | 13 views | 0 commentsDemi Skipper, a TikToker known for her "Trade Me Project," made her 28th and final exchange in November: a solar-powered trailer for a house near Nashville.
California to bring back indoor mask mandate
Added: 14.12.2021 1:17 | 16 views | 0 commentsAmid rising Covid-19 cases and fears that the highly transmissible omicron variant could spark a new wave of infections, the nation's largest state is
Feds say Texas car dealer hired hitmen to kill mistress and blackmailer
Added: 14.12.2021 1:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsA Texas auto magnate has been indicted on charges that he paid a purported former Israeli soldier and two ex-Marines $750,000 to kidnap and kill a former
Victims of deadly tornadoes remembered; one of the youngest was 2 months old
Victims of deadly tornadoes remembered; one of the youngest was 2 months oldAdded: 14.12.2021 1:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe swarm of tornadoes and powerful storms that leveled large swaths of communities across the Midwest and the South, reducing them to heartbreaking panoramas
On Jan. 6 itself, Trump’s allies understood that he was the catalyst
On Jan. 6 itself, Trump’s allies understood that he was the catalystAdded: 14.12.2021 3:42 | 30 views | 0 commentsMaybe Trump couldn't control the rioters, despite what his allies thought. But for hours he didn't really try.
House Jan. 6 committee votes to hold Meadows in contempt, details texts from Trump allies who wanted him to call off rioters
House Jan. 6 committee votes to hold Meadows in contempt, details texts from Trump allies who wanted him to call off riotersAdded: 14.12.2021 2:17 | 36 views | 0 commentsThe panel released texts from former president Donald Trump’s allies asking former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to push the president to call off the rioters, including one from his son, Donald Trump Jr.
Biden walks a careful line on climate after tornadoes
Added: 14.12.2021 0:58 | 31 views | 0 commentsThe president stopped short of blaming global warming for the deadly storms that ripped through four states. But he emphasized the tornadoes’ extreme violence and ordered his team to get more definitive answers.
Food firms ask government to fix supply chain crisis
Added: 14.12.2021 0:05 | 40 views | 0 commentsFood and farming businesses have called on the government to help with ongoing supply chain problems.
Amazon criticised over safety at tornado-hit warehouse
Added: 13.12.2021 23:34 | 42 views | 0 commentsThe firm said events happened quickly at the Illinois site and it was "deeply saddened" by the deaths.
Ex-deputy accused of pouring scalding water on mentally ill California inmate
Added: 14.12.2021 6:17 | 12 views | 0 commentsA former sheriff’s deputy was accused Monday of pouring scalding water on a mentally ill inmate at a Southern California jail this year, causing first- and
Former pro wrestler Jimmy Rave dies after triple amputation, struggles with addiction
Added: 14.12.2021 6:17 | 11 views | 0 commentsJimmy Rave, a former professional wrestling champion who later struggled with drug addiction and lost his legs and an arm to amputation, has died, his agent
Air Force discharges 27 over Covid vaccine requirement
Added: 14.12.2021 6:17 | 29 views | 0 commentsThe Air Force has discharged 27 active-duty members who refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as required, a spokesperson said Monday.
The worst part about Time naming Elon Musk its 'Person of the Year'
The worst part about Time naming Elon Musk its 'Person of the Year'Added: 14.12.2021 3:18 | 32 views | 0 commentsThe magazine says Musk deserves its top honor because of his bold vision for the future. But is it the future we need?
Why my grandfather's story haunts the U.S.-Iran relationship to this day
Why my grandfather's story haunts the U.S.-Iran relationship to this dayAdded: 14.12.2021 1:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsHis murder scarred my family and shocked the world. It also exacerbated the deep political break between Washington and Tehran.
Surge in part-time workers as job vacancies rise
Added: 14.12.2021 8:59 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe unemployment pictures continues to improve, but there are doubts about the impact of Omicron.
Bank of England warns on crypto-currency risks
Added: 14.12.2021 7:53 | 21 views | 0 commentsDeputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe says assets such as Bitcoin could affect the whole financial system.
Job vacancies hit another record high
Job vacancies hit another record highAdded: 14.12.2021 7:46 | 20 views | 0 commentsThe number of openings is now 434,500 higher than pre-pandemic levels - but growth is slowing. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Global supply chain: Toyota extends Japan production stoppages
Added: 14.12.2021 5:17 | 26 views | 0 commentsThe carmaker said components plants in South East Asia had faced disruptions due to the pandemic.
737 Max: US Senate committee criticises oversight of Boeing
737 Max: US Senate committee criticises oversight of BoeingAdded: 14.12.2021 3:18 | 35 views | 0 commentsThe whistleblower report came in response to two Boeing 737 Max crashes, which killed 346 people.
How hologram tech may soon replace video calls
How hologram tech may soon replace video callsAdded: 14.12.2021 1:17 | 35 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus pandemic and travel bans have accelerated interest in holographic communication.
Online Safety Bill: New offences and tighter rules
Online Safety Bill: New offences and tighter rulesAdded: 14.12.2021 0:05 | 36 views | 0 commentsSource: atlanticcapitalbank.comThe next stage of the landmark Online Safety Bill recommends major changes and tougher regulation. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Taipei warns China could invade Taiwan by 2025 as Beijing targets 'reunification'
Taipei warns China could invade Taiwan by 2025 as Beijing targets 'reunification'Added: 14.12.2021 0:43 | 33 views | 0 commentsCHINA may invade Taiwan by 2025 by harassing the transport ships and planes, Taipei's defence ministry has suggested in its latest report.
'Absolute EU brainwashing' VDL's youth corps 'propaganda machine' to get green light TODAY
Added: 14.12.2021 0:01 | 37 views | 0 commentsURSULA VON DER LEYEN has been accused of "brainwashing" young people across the bloc following the announcement of a new programme.
EU red tape means Britons can no longer take these items on holiday to Spain
EU red tape means Britons can no longer take these items on holiday to SpainAdded: 13.12.2021 22:17 | 36 views | 0 commentsPRODUCTS such as cheese, mince pie or fudge are not allowed in UK tourists' suitcases upon entry in Spain.
'Extreme' 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia as experts issue tsunami warning
Added: 14.12.2021 4:10 | 34 views | 0 commentsAN "EXTREME" earthquake has rocked Indonesia and led experts to issue a subsequent tsunami warning.
Water-loving corgi compared to a frog after demanding play time in the shower
Water-loving corgi compared to a frog after demanding play time in the showerAdded: 14.12.2021 2:16 | 34 views | 0 commentsSource: rumble.comA PLAYFUL corgi jumps for joy when it comes to any opportunity to play in water, and stands in the shower every time her owner has one. More in www.express.co.uk »
FLOTUS shuts down 'ridiculous' health attacks on Joe Biden as she dismisses poll drop
FLOTUS shuts down 'ridiculous' health attacks on Joe Biden as she dismisses poll dropAdded: 14.12.2021 2:16 | 24 views | 0 commentsFLOTUS Jill Biden slammed "ridiculous" attacks concerning the health of Joe Biden amid falling poll numbers for the US President.
Online Safety Bill: UK lawmakers recommend tighter rules for Big Tech
Added: 14.12.2021 0:02 | 34 views | 0 commentsMembers of Parliament and peers suggest adding new offenses to the Online Safety Bill and giving the regulator additional power ahead of next year's parliamentary vote.
WhatsApp changes Last Seen feature, hides from strangers by default
WhatsApp changes Last Seen feature, hides from strangers by defaultAdded: 14.12.2021 0:07 | 38 views | 0 commentsThe change should better protect users' privacy from people they don't know.
Best smart thermostats of 2021
Added: 14.12.2021 0:00 | 35 views | 0 commentsWe tested smart thermostats from Amazon, Ecobee, Honeywell, Nest and more. Here's what you need to know.
Why Bill Gates won't join the billionaire space race
Why Bill Gates won't join the billionaire space raceAdded: 13.12.2021 23:32 | 36 views | 0 commentsThe Microsoft co-founder's one hope for 2022 is to eradicate polio.
Best laptop 2021: The 15 laptops we recommend
Best laptop 2021: The 15 laptops we recommendAdded: 13.12.2021 23:30 | 33 views | 0 commentsSource: www.cnet.deThere are so many to choose from, so let CNET help you choose the right laptop. More in www.cnet.com »
All the Harry Potter movies ranked, from Prisoner of Azkaban to Crimes of Grindelwald
All the Harry Potter movies ranked, from Prisoner of Azkaban to Crimes of GrindelwaldAdded: 13.12.2021 23:03 | 33 views | 0 commentsWhat better way to celebrate a new Harry Potter movie than by ranking all the films, from Merlin's pants to smooth as Butterbeer.
Online Safety Bill: New offences and tighter rules
Online Safety Bill: New offences and tighter rulesAdded: 14.12.2021 0:05 | 33 views | 0 commentsSource: nmrestaurants.orgThe next stage of the landmark Online Safety Bill recommends major changes and tougher regulation. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
2,400-Year-Old Tea Residue Found in China
2,400-Year-Old Tea Residue Found in ChinaAdded: 13.12.2021 22:04 | 34 views | 0 commentsArchaeologists have found the ancient charred remains of tea in a bowl from a Warring State period tomb in the ancient capital city site of the Zhu Kingdom, China. “China is the first country in the world to discover and cultivate tea,” said Professor Shuya Wei from the Institute of Cultural Heritage and History of [...] More in www.sci-news.com »
Putin sounds off starting gun to war as Russian navy stalks French frigate in Black Sea
Putin sounds off starting gun to war as Russian navy stalks French frigate in Black SeaAdded: 14.12.2021 7:07 | 19 views | 0 commentsVLADIMIR Putin appears to have sounded off the starting gun for war, as Moscow has ordered the Russian navy to stalk a French frigate in the Black Sea.
Light at end of tunnel? South African Omicron outbreak already 'levelling off' – new data
Light at end of tunnel? South African Omicron outbreak already 'levelling off' – new dataAdded: 14.12.2021 7:00 | 17 views | 0 commentsSOUTH AFRICA'S Omicron wave may already have begun to "level off", health experts in the country have reported.
15 Walmart deals you won't find at Amazon
Added: 14.12.2021 1:41 | 27 views | 0 commentsHere are the best deals available at Walmart that Amazon just can't beat this holiday season.
Golden Globes and Hollywood Foreign Press Association backlash: What to know
Golden Globes and Hollywood Foreign Press Association backlash: What to knowAdded: 14.12.2021 1:28 | 28 views | 0 commentsNBC won't televise the 2022 awards show, and Tom Cruise has reportedly sent back all his trophies. What's going on?
Best Target holiday deals: Save big on Beats earbuds, Apple Watch 7 and more this week
Best Target holiday deals: Save big on Beats earbuds, Apple Watch 7 and more this weekAdded: 14.12.2021 1:24 | 31 views | 0 commentsNew holiday deals have arrived at Target, with savings so good you can afford to give Santa this year off.
Genesis reveals interior images, specs and features of G90 flagship sedan
Genesis reveals interior images, specs and features of G90 flagship sedan - RoadshowAdded: 14.12.2021 0:59 | 25 views | 0 commentsThe new Genesis G90 is absolutely packed with features, from automatic doors to a foot massager.
Biden order will streamline government services like passports, taxes and health care
Biden order will streamline government services like passports, taxes and health careAdded: 14.12.2021 0:22 | 35 views | 0 commentsServices like passport applications and student debt repayment should get faster and easier under the new order.
The usual way to spray medicine up your nose may not be the best
The usual way to spray medicine up your nose may not be the bestAdded: 14.12.2021 8:00 | 6 views | 0 commentsNasal sprays come with instructions to insert vertically into your nose, but a computer simulation suggests there may be a better way
Heart-stopping HBO Succession season 3 finale reveals the brutal truth
Heart-stopping HBO Succession season 3 finale reveals the brutal truthAdded: 14.12.2021 6:17 | 27 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comEveryone reveals their secrets in episode 9, All the Bells Say, a revelatory season finale. More in www.cnet.com »
Apple reportedly subject of Labor Dept. investigation
Added: 14.12.2021 3:12 | 27 views | 0 commentsProbe comes amid increasing complaints about workplace conduct at the iPhone maker.
Best mirror workout 2021: Tempo, Tonal, Mirror and more
Best mirror workout 2021: Tempo, Tonal, Mirror and moreAdded: 14.12.2021 3:05 | 28 views | 0 commentsSource: wallpapersdsc.netThere are loads of tech-infused home gym systems available now. We tested some of the most popular to find the best. More in www.cnet.com »
Best meal kit delivery service for 2021
Best meal kit delivery service for 2021Added: 14.12.2021 2:50 | 26 views | 0 commentsSource: www.ayusyahomehealthcare.comThe perfect meal kit service will deliver delicious preportioned ingredients and weekly recipes to make mealtime a breeze. More in www.cnet.com »
Spider-Man: No Way Home -- all the villains' backstories explained
Spider-Man: No Way Home -- all the villains' backstories explainedAdded: 14.12.2021 2:49 | 26 views | 0 commentsLet's dive into the backstories of Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman and the Lizard prior to their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut.
Best Xbox Series X and S controllers for 2021
Best Xbox Series X and S controllers for 2021Added: 14.12.2021 2:35 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: www.pocket-lint.comWhether you're looking to get more control over your gaming experience or expand your collection for couch co-ops, these are the best Xbox controller options we've tested. More in www.cnet.com »
Pixel Watch rumors: Everything we're expecting from Google's first smartwatch
Pixel Watch rumors: Everything we're expecting from Google's first smartwatchAdded: 14.12.2021 2:09 | 30 views | 0 commentsThe Pixel Watch could provide a blueprint for what Google thinks Android smartwatches should be, similar to Pixel phones.
The best e-reader for 2021
The best e-reader for 2021Added: 14.12.2021 2:00 | 24 views | 0 commentsSource: moroesports.comWhy read on your phone or tablet when there are great E Ink e-readers out there? Here are our current top picks. More in www.cnet.com »
FDA faces legal challenge over COVID-19 approval data, report says
Added: 14.12.2021 6:42 | 13 views | 0 commentsA nonprofit group will get its day in court Tuesday when it argues that the Food and Drug Administration should release all documents tied to the approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech's COVID-19 vaccine, which they claim could take decades for the agency to produce, a report said.
'General Hospital' actor Ingo Rademacher sues ABC over vaccine mandate, reports say
Added: 14.12.2021 5:39 | 16 views | 0 commentsActor Ingo Rademacher is suing ABC over their COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to reports. He was fired from "General Hospital" in November.
What Billie Eilish, Smokey Robinson, Matthew McConaughey, more stars are saying about COVID-19
What Billie Eilish, Smokey Robinson, Matthew McConaughey, more stars are saying about COVID-19Added: 14.12.2021 1:29 | 19 views | 0 commentsNot even Hollywood is safe from the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped much of the world. Here is how celebrities have dealt with the virus.
Delta invests US$1.2 billion in struggling partner network
Added: 14.12.2021 9:03 | 4 views | 0 commentsDelta will make investments in Virgin Atlantic, Aeromexico and LATAM as its partner airlines seek to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. The carrier hopes to be well positioned when growth returns to the sector.
Amtrak employee admits to stealing and reselling $76,000 worth of chainsaw parts over eight years
Amtrak employee admits to stealing and reselling $76,000 worth of chainsaw parts over eight yearsAdded: 13.12.2021 23:32 | 22 views | 0 commentsOver the course of eight??????? years, he obtained 114 chainsaws, 122 chainsaw replacement bars and 222 replacement chains from Amtrak
MGM will sell iconic Las Vegas Mirage Hotel in $1 billion deal
Added: 13.12.2021 23:29 | 19 views | 0 commentsHard Rock International and MGM Resorts International announced an agreement for Hard Rock to acquire the operations of The Mirage Hotel and Casino.
Putin sounds off starting gun to war as Russian navy stalks French frigate in Black Sea
Putin sounds off starting gun to war as Russian navy stalks French frigate in Black SeaAdded: 14.12.2021 7:07 | 8 views | 0 commentsVLADIMIR Putin appears to have sounded off the starting gun for war, as Moscow has ordered the Russian navy to stalk a French frigate in the Black Sea.
Light at end of tunnel? South African Omicron outbreak already 'levelling off' – new data
Light at end of tunnel? South African Omicron outbreak already 'levelling off' – new dataAdded: 14.12.2021 7:00 | 9 views | 0 commentsSOUTH AFRICA'S Omicron wave may already have begun to "level off", health experts in the country have reported.
Greg Gutfeld: This is the closest to honest Don Lemon has been in years
Greg Gutfeld: This is the closest to honest Don Lemon has been in yearsAdded: 14.12.2021 6:59 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe media can't accurately report on anything -- whether it's perversions or fatalities, since they're always implicated. While deaths spiked, they buried them because they championed policies and ideas that contribute to that.
Russia threatens to nuke Europe as tensions escalate
Added: 14.12.2021 9:00 | 4 views | 0 commentsRUSSIA issues an extraordinary threat to Europe on Monday, warning it would be willing to turn nuclear weapons on the continent if its demands aren't met.
EU news LIVE: Furious MEPs to thrash out 'European Year of Youth' power grab – vote TODAY
Added: 14.12.2021 8:42 | 5 views | 0 commentsMEPs will today thrash out plans for the 'European Year of Youth' in what is set to be a tense parliament.
Why Time tapped Elon Musk, master inventor and quirky zillionaire
Added: 14.12.2021 8:35 | 7 views | 0 commentsElon Musk is a fascinating figure, a jumble of contradictions. He’s a visionary who has created such innovative companies as Tesla and Space X when doubters saw only Mission Impossible. And now, he's Time's Person of the Year.
Colorado trucker in deadly pileup gets 110 years, gets emotional at sentencing
Added: 14.12.2021 8:31 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe Colorado truck driver involved in a pileup that killed four and injured six on an interstate in 2019 got emotional when he addressed the court before receiving a sentence of 110 years in prison.
Taylor Swift defends joint birthday party with 'Licorice Pizza' star Alana Haim: 'We tested everyone'
Taylor Swift defends joint birthday party with 'Licorice Pizza' star Alana Haim: 'We tested everyone'Added: 14.12.2021 7:37 | 10 views | 0 comments"All Too Well" singer Taylor Swift ensured fans that guests at her joint birthday party with "Licorice Pizza" star Alana Haim were "tested."
Emmett Till's Accuser Still Alive & Must Be Brought to Justice
Emmett Till's Accuser Still Alive & Must Be Brought to JusticeAdded: 14.12.2021 3:17 | 16 views | 0 commentsI feel for families of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. My activism continues in solidarity with those who lost loved ones to modern-day lynchings.
Athletes Face Backlash But Refuse to Back Down
Athletes Face Backlash But Refuse to Back DownAdded: 14.12.2021 3:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.teenvogue.comThis past year's reaction to the 2020 upsurge reflected-and shaped-broader currents in society. More in www.realclearpolitics.com »
Everton 1-1 West Ham: Toni Duggan scores as Toffees grab draw against Hammers
Added: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsWatch highlights as Toni Duggan scores her first Women's Super Leaague goal for Everton in eight years as the Toffees claim a draw with West Ham.
Birmingham 2-3 Man City: Stanway scores stunner as Man City beat Birmingham
Added: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsWatch highlights as Ellen White scores a late winner to earn Manchester City a valuable three points and deny Birmingham in an entertaining game at St Andrews.
MOTD2 analysis: Conor Gallagher & Jordan Ayew's ‘outstanding’ partnership for Crystal Palace
Added: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsMatch of the Day 2’s Mark Chapman, Dion Dublin and Glenn Murray discuss the "outstanding" partnership between Conor Gallagher and Jordan Ayew during Crystal Palace’s 3-1 win against Everton.
Women's Super League: Arsenal extend lead with 4-0 win over Leicester
Added: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsWatch highlights as Arsenal extend their lead at the top of the Women's Super League table with a routine victory over bottom side Leicester City.
Manchester United: Ralf Rangnick's art of 'club building' & new challenge at Old Trafford
Manchester United: Ralf Rangnick's art of 'club building' & new challenge at Old TraffordAdded: 14.12.2021 8:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsRalf Rangnick has made big changes at every club he's shaped. A different challenge awaits at Manchester United.
DeSantis: Biden effectively running ‘human smuggling operation’ with secret flights into Florida
Added: 14.12.2021 9:11 | 5 views | 0 commentsFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday to discuss his office's report that more than 70 night-time flights moving migrants from the border landed in Jacksonville since the summer.
Ransomware attack hits Virginia Legislature
Added: 14.12.2021 1:16 | 16 views | 0 commentsA ransomware attack has hit the Virginia state Legislature's IT branch and state agencies are helping with the recovery, a spokesperson for Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday.
Chicago City Council set to vote on $2.9 million settlement for woman who police found naked when they broke open door of wrong home
Chicago City Council set to vote on $2.9 million settlement for woman who police found naked when they broke open door of wrong homeAdded: 14.12.2021 1:16 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe Chicago City Council is set to vote Wednesday on a proposed $2.9 million settlement for Anjanette Young, who was found naked and distraught during a mistaken police raid in 2019, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
In Kentucky more than 70 killed in tornado outbreak
In Kentucky more than 70 killed in tornado outbreakAdded: 14.12.2021 0:56 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.old-games.comAt least 88 people - including 74 in Kentucky - were killed by the tornado outbreak that swept across several states. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says searches continue for the missing amid efforts to shelter those whose homes were destroyed. (Dec. 13) More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
Is Wokeness Almost Over?
Is Wokeness Almost Over? Added: 14.12.2021 5:16 | 15 views | 0 commentsExtremist political cycles seem to have a natural lifespan, but it requires real political will to overcome them.
Will Huge Spending Build Back Biden? Not a Chance
Added: 14.12.2021 3:17 | 14 views | 0 commentsDespite showering voters with hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars, Biden is discovering that the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is not buying him love - or even decent approval ratings.
Joe Manchin Might Finally Be a Force for Good
Joe Manchin Might Finally Be a Force for GoodAdded: 14.12.2021 3:17 | 17 views | 0 commentsSomeone needs to make Democrats pick which social programs to scrap.
Bitterly Clinging to Russiagate
Bitterly Clinging to RussiagateAdded: 14.12.2021 3:17 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.foreignaffairs.comIn November, U.S. attorney John Durham indicted the primary source for the so-called Steele dossier-a document that supposedly offered proof of a conspiracy More in www.realclearpolitics.com » Tags: Russia
Saudi Arabia allows free thinkers to talk to students
Saudi Arabia allows free thinkers to talk to studentsAdded: 14.12.2021 1:25 | 17 views | 0 commentsYoung men and women meet leading philosophers in a country criticised for intolerance of dissent.
NBA, NHL games called off due to Covid-19 protocols
Added: 14.12.2021 7:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsWith winter almost upon us and people spending more time indoors, Covid-19 cases have been rising.
Minnesota state investigator outlines differences between Kim Potter's gun and Taser during former officer's trial
Minnesota state investigator outlines differences between Kim Potter's gun and Taser during former officer's trialAdded: 14.12.2021 2:30 | 17 views | 0 commentsFormer Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer Kim Potter killed Daunte Wright by firing a single bullet to his chest, a county medical examiner testified Monday at her criminal trial.
Girl sheltering with family killed in tornado
Added: 14.12.2021 2:21 | 18 views | 0 commentsTrey and Meghan Rackley and their three daughters sought shelter in a windowless bathroom in their southeast Missouri home as storms raged across the country's midsection. But their nine-year-old daughter, Annistyn, did not survive.
Boy Scouts of America announces proposed $800 million settlement with insurer Chubb for sexual abuse victims
Added: 14.12.2021 2:16 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe Boy Scouts of America has reached a tentative $800 million settlement agreement with insurer Century Indemnity Company and other Chubb companies to contribute to a trust to compensate survivors of sex abuse, according to a press release from the organization.
Today in History for December 14th
Added: 14.12.2021 1:56 | 18 views | 0 commentsGeorge Washington dies at age 67; Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his group reach South Pole; Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign an internationally-brokered peace treaty; Baseball's Roger Maris dies at age 51.
Larry Nassar survivors reach $380 million settlement
Added: 14.12.2021 1:56 | 22 views | 0 commentsA federal bankruptcy court confirmed a $380 million settlement between USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar.
UK reports first known omicron death; California mandates masks indoors; US tops 50M cases: Today's COVID-19 updates
UK reports first known omicron death; California mandates masks indoors; US tops 50M cases: Today's COVID-19 updatesAdded: 14.12.2021 1:18 | 20 views | 0 commentsBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday reported the first known death from the omicron variant. Latest COVID-19 updates.
Light at end of tunnel? South African Omicron outbreak already 'levelling off' – new data
Light at end of tunnel? South African Omicron outbreak already 'levelling off' – new dataAdded: 14.12.2021 7:00 | 8 views | 0 commentsSOUTH AFRICA'S Omicron wave may already have begun to "level off", health experts in the country have reported.
Pentagon: No US troops to be punished for Afghan drone strike
Pentagon: No US troops to be punished for Afghan drone strikeAdded: 14.12.2021 2:14 | 13 views | 0 commentsIt follows a Pentagon review of the attack that killed an aid worker and nine of his family members.
'Extreme' 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia as experts issue tsunami warning
Added: 14.12.2021 4:10 | 15 views | 0 commentsAN "EXTREME" earthquake has rocked Indonesia and led experts to issue a subsequent tsunami warning.
Global supply chain: Toyota extends Japan production stoppages
Added: 14.12.2021 4:31 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe carmaker said components plants in South East Asia had faced disruptions due to the pandemic.
Srinagar: Three dead, 11 injured in militant attack on police bus
Srinagar: Three dead, 11 injured in militant attack on police busAdded: 14.12.2021 8:27 | 5 views | 0 commentsThree militants fired at a bus carrying policemen in capital Srinagar on Monday, officials said.
Russia threatens to nuke Europe as tensions escalate
Added: 14.12.2021 9:00 | 5 views | 0 commentsRUSSIA issues an extraordinary threat to Europe on Monday, warning it would be willing to turn nuclear weapons on the continent if its demands aren't met.
EU news LIVE: Furious MEPs to thrash out 'European Year of Youth' power grab – vote TODAY
Added: 14.12.2021 8:42 | 6 views | 0 commentsMEPs will today thrash out plans for the 'European Year of Youth' in what is set to be a tense parliament.
Srinagar: Three dead, 11 injured in militant attack on police bus
Srinagar: Three dead, 11 injured in militant attack on police busAdded: 14.12.2021 8:27 | 4 views | 0 commentsThree militants fired at a bus carrying policemen in capital Srinagar on Monday, officials said.
Putin sounds off starting gun to war as Russian navy stalks French frigate in Black Sea
Putin sounds off starting gun to war as Russian navy stalks French frigate in Black SeaAdded: 14.12.2021 7:07 | 9 views | 0 commentsVLADIMIR Putin appears to have sounded off the starting gun for war, as Moscow has ordered the Russian navy to stalk a French frigate in the Black Sea.
Raducanu tests positive for Covid-19
Added: 14.12.2021 8:26 | 8 views | 0 commentsU.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this week's Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition event in Abu Dhabi, the 19-year-old Briton said on Monday.
NBA, NHL games called off due to Covid-19 protocols
Added: 14.12.2021 6:55 | 9 views | 0 commentsWith winter almost upon us and people spending more time indoors, Covid-19 cases have been rising.
Appalachian State vs. Western Kentucky Boca Raton Bowl NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | December 18, 2021
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will meet the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in the Boca Raton Bowl. Odds for Appalachian State vs. Western KentuckyOver/Under InsightsAppalachian State has combined with its opponents to put up more than 68 points just one time this year. Saturday's total is 9.3 points lower than the two team's combined 77.3 points per game average. Mountaineers games have an average total of 56.3 points this season, 11.7 fewer than Saturday's over/under. The 68 over/under in this game is 0.5 points higher than the 67.5 average total in Hilltoppers games this season.
Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois Cure Bowl NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | December 17, 2021
The Cure Bowl will feature a matchup between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Northern Illinois Huskies. Odds for Coastal Carolina vs. Northern IllinoisOver/Under InsightsCoastal Carolina has combined with its opponents to put up more than 63.5 points in four of 11 games this season. In 38.5% of Northern Illinois' games this season (5/13), the teams combined to score more than Friday's total of 63.5. Chanticleers games have an average total of 58.5 points this season, 5.0 fewer than Friday's over/under. Northern Illinois' games this season have hit the over seven times in 13 opportunities (53.8%).
Toledo vs. Middle Tennessee Bahamas Bowl NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | December 17, 2021
The Toledo Rockets will meet the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in the Bahamas Bowl. Odds for Toledo vs. Middle TennesseeOver/Under InsightsToledo and its opponents have gone over the current 51.5-point total in six of 11 games this season. Rockets games this season feature an average total of 55.0 points, a number 3.5 points higher than Friday's over/under. In 2021, games involving the Blue Raiders have averaged a total of 56.1 points, 4.6 more than the set over/under in this contest. This year the Blue Raiders have turned the ball over 20 times, three more than the Rockets' takeaways (17).
America's Next Top Center? Logan Cooley Hits Camp
The NTDP pivot is the youngest player at Team USA's world junior camp and the veterans are taking care of him already. Rena Laverty/USNTDPLast year, Team USA won gold at the world juniors in Edmonton thanks to a strong cast that included a draft-eligible center with great wheels in Matty Beniers. As the youngest player at Team USA's final camp, Cooley has been embraced by some of the veterans on the squad including Beniers and returnees such as Landon Slaggert (CHI) and Jake Sanderson (OTT). And as Cooley continues to grow his own game, he can look to a fellow center such as Beniers and pick up tips on the ice. Beniers made an impact in his first world junior tournament with Team USA last year; can Cooley do the same this time out?
Hockey Team's 'Dash for Cash' Event Misses the Mark Big Time
The “Dash for Cash” disastrous event that went viral took place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but apparently, it had gone unnoticed that this type of intermission event was used in Green Bay at the United States League games for years. The Sioux Falls fiasco could’ve happened in any sport, especially in minor pro leagues, where franchises are desperate for revenue and interest. But it happened in hockey, and so hockey has to be part of the lesson. The organizers of Dash for Cash event have apologized and are donating additional money to area teachers, but one thing is clear: there can never be another “dash for cash” involving any underpaid group in society. It deserved much better than it got in Green Bay and Sioux Falls.
Olympics Quarantine Gives Maple Leafs' Tavares Pause
Initially excited about the prospect of going to the Olympics in Beijing, Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares admits the quarantine rules make him "uneasy". "You talk about a five-week quarantine, if you've already been over there for a few weeks, that's a really long time," Maple Leafs captain John Tavares said. That's a really long time." "You talk about a five-week quarantine, if you've already been over there for a few weeks, that's a really long time," Tavares said. That's a really long time."
Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 12/13/2021
Betting Information for Arizona vs. Los AngelesFavorite Spread Total Cardinals -3 51Arizona and Los Angeles StatsThis year, the Cardinals score 6.1 more points per game (28.6) than the Rams surrender (22.5). The Cardinals collect 368.8 yards per game, 30.0 more yards than the 338.8 the Rams give up per outing. The Cardinals have turned the ball over 11 times this season, six fewer than the Rams have forced (17). The Rams rack up 68.1 more yards per game (386.9) than the Cardinals allow (318.8). The Rams have turned the ball over 14 times, nine fewer times than the Cardinals have forced turnovers (23).
Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 12/13/2021
Dec 12, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) drives to the basket around Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey (3) during the second half at Paycom Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY SportsThe Dallas Mavericks (13-13) will host the Charlotte Hornets (15-13) after losing five straight home games. Key Stats for Mavericks vs. HornetsThe Mavericks record 12.5 fewer points per game (103.8) than the Hornets give up (116.3). The Hornets put up an average of 115.8 points per game, 11.0 more points than the 104.8 the Mavericks give up to opponents. Hornets Players to WatchLaMelo Ball leads the Hornets in both rebounds and assists with 7.7 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 12/13/2021
Arizona and Los Angeles StatsThis year, the Cardinals rack up 6.1 more points per game (28.6) than the Rams give up (22.5). The Cardinals rack up 30 more yards per game (368.8) than the Rams allow per matchup (338.8). This year, the Cardinals have 11 turnovers, six fewer than the Rams have takeaways (17). The Rams average 9.3 more points per game (28) than the Cardinals surrender (18.7). The Rams rack up 68.1 more yards per game (386.9) than the Cardinals give up per contest (318.8).
Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
Monday night brings a divisional battle in the NFC West between the Rams and the Cardinals. How to Watch Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals Today:Game Date: Dec. 13, 2021Game Time: 8 p.m. ETTV: NBCLive stream the Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals game on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Los Angeles ranks third in the NFL in passing yards per game and sixth in the NFL in total yards per game. They rank fifth in points scored; Arizona ranks third heading into Monday Night Football.
Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
The Washington Wizards try to break out of a slump as they travel to Denver to take on the Nuggets. The Denver Nuggets wouldn't be anywhere without their reigning MVP Nikola Jokic. How to Watch Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets Today:Game Date: Dec. 13, 2021Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ETTV: NBC Sports WashingtonLive stream the Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets game on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! With that being said, the Washington Wizards could very well be in this game depending on whichever Denver team shows up tonight.
Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
The Flames look to snap their four-game losing streak Monday when they travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. How to Watch Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks Today:Game Date: Dec. 13, 2021Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ETTV: NHL NetworkLive stream the Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks game on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! The losing streak comes on the heels of the team winning seven of eight. On Monday, the Blackhawks will aim to continue that trend, as it would mean they would pick up another win.
NFL to require booster shots following wave of positive COVID-19 test results
On a day in which the league saw a reported 37 players test positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL will now require all Tier 1 and Tier 2 staff members to receive booster shots by Dec. 27. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that individuals who received their second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose more than six months ago should get a booster shot, with a two-month window for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Of all the positive COVID-19 tests this season involving NFL staff, 86% have originated away from team facilities, per Schefter. The new memo does not apply to players, as any changes in vaccine requirements must be negotiated with the players union, per Garafolo. More NFL Coverage:
Rio de Janeiro-ATP Challenger & Maia 2-ATP Challenger: Early Rounds Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
How to Watch Rio de Janeiro-ATP Challenger & Maia 2-ATP Challenger: Early Rounds Today:Game Date: Dec. 14, 2021Game Time: 6:00 a.m. ETTV: Tennis ChannelLive Stream Rio de Janeiro-ATP Challenger & Maia 2-ATP Challenger: Early Rounds on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Before the semifinals, Marcondes was rolling, having won every set. In the finals, Marcondes won in three competitive sets (7-6, 3-6, 6-4) over Hugo Dellien, the No. Martin was playing great before losing in the quarterfinals last week in the Maia 1 Challenger.
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
A Western Conference showdown between the Suns and Clippers will take place in Los Angeles on Monday night. One of those games will feature the Suns traveling to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers. How to Watch Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers Today:Game Date: Dec. 13, 2021Game Time: 10:30 p.m. ETTV: NBA TVLive stream the Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers game on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Ahead of tonight's matchup against Los Angeles, the Suns have started the season with an impressive 21-4 record.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 12/13/2021
Betting Information for Hornets vs. MavericksFavorite Spread Total Mavericks -2.5 216.5 pointsKey Stats for Mavericks vs. HornetsThe 103.8 points per game the Mavericks average are 12.5 fewer points than the Hornets give up (116.3). The Hornets' 115.8 points per game are 11.0 more points than the 104.8 the Mavericks allow to opponents. The Mavericks are the 26th best rebounding team in the league, the Hornets rank 25th. The Mavericks average 9.8 offensive rebounds per game, only 0.7 fewer rebounds than the Hornets pull down per game (10.5). The Mavericks are the 22nd best rebounding team in the league, the Hornets rank ninth.
The 2021 Golf Vacations Guide
After the hustle and bustle of the hectic holiday season is over, you’ll have time to plan that well-deserved golf getaway you’ve been dreaming about. These nine golf destinations were chosen for the overall experience, meaning if golf is all you want, that's fine. But if you also want additional amenities that appeal to a broad array interests, these places deliver.
Week 4: SBLIVE/SI Power 25 National Boys Basketball Rankings
The Power 25 is a collaboration between SBLive and Sports Illustrated. Power 25 rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Andy Buhler and SI Director of Basketball Recruiting Jason Jordan based on observations and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the country. RELATED: SI99 Recruiting Rankings 2022Find the complete breakdown of the latest Power 25 national boys basketball rankings here. Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) (0-0)16. Newton (Covington, Ga.) (9-0)Who qualifies for the Power 25?
Dan Orlovsky Says Urban Meyer Being a NFL Coach Over Jim Caldwell is a 'Joke'
ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky criticized, like many others, Jaguars coach Urban Meyer on Monday. Unlike most other critics, he piled on while also praising a former NFL coach. "Urban Meyer being a Head Coach in the #NFL and Jim Caldwell not is an absolute joke," he said in a Tweet. Caldwell, a longtime NFL coach, hasn't coached in the the league since he was an assistant with the Dolphins in 2019. During his nearly 20-year NFL coaching career, Caldwell had stops with five teams.
Spencer Rattler transfer: Former Oklahoma QB heads to South Carolina
In a year where several high-profile quarterbacks have entered the transfer portal, one of the biggest names on the move has announced his new home. Former Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler announced Monday night his commitment to South Carolina. Rattler, a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2020, entered this season as the favorite for the Heisman Trophy. Joining Rattler in Columbia is former Sooner tight end Austin Stogner, who logged 166 yards and three touchdowns in nine games as a junior this season. As a redshirt sophomore, Rattler completed 74.9% of his pass attempts for 1,483 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions in nine games.
Video: Referee Hospitalized After Wrestler Goes Too Far During Stunt
Editor's note: The video linked in this story is graphic in nature and may be difficult to watch for some viewers. Professional wrestler Devon Nicholson has been banned from World Class Pro Wrestling after an incident in which he stabbed a referee in the head this past weekend in what was apparently a stunt gone wrong. “World Class, moving forward, will not be associated with Devon Nicholson... in any way, shape, form or fashion,” Bostic said. “Someone went into business for themselves and took something too far and someone could have lost their life because of it,” Bostic said. And number two, Devon proved that he could not be trusted in that situation.”More Wrestling Coverage:
Tom Brady Roasts Tony Romo For 'Slow' Comment on CBS Broadcast
Tom Brady may be the best quarterback in NFL, but the 44-year-old still finds a way to note every slight thrown his way. Brady released a video Monday following Tampa's win over the Bills, highlighting a comment from Tony Romo on the CBS broadcast. "He's slow, right?" Romo said in reference to Brady. Brady is the MVP favorite at 44, and he very well could secure his eighth Super Bowl in February.
Aaron Rodgers belt celebration: Davante Adams roasts Bears mocking QB
One day after Aaron Rodgers threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns, Packers receiver Davante Adams posed the question on every NFL fan's mind: "When has mocking the belt ever worked out well?" After sacking Rodgers on the Packers' opening drive, Quinn broke out Rodgers's trademark belt celebration, possibly unleashing the wrath of the reigning NFL MVP. Others were quick to point out that Rodgers, who already made headlines this year for screaming "I still own you!" at Bears fans, threw for 335 (of his 341) yards and four touchdowns after the mock celebration. But in the end, Packers running back Aaron Jones may have posed the most succinct answer to the original question.
Ewers to Texas, Rattler to South Carolina Resets Transfer QB Market
Texas A&M's Zach Calzada, author of college football's biggest win of 2021 over Alabama, did the same not long after. A few made decisions on colleges over the weekend and into the week, ala Ewers. Syracuse's Tommy DeVito is headed to Illinois while Utah's Charlie Brewer will follow up Malik Willis as the next transfer talent at Liberty. On Monday evening, Oklahoma transfer Spencer Rattler surprised some with a pledge to South Carolina and Shane Beamer. Having already played under a bevy of offensive coordinators and play-callers in college, Nix should be able to hit the ground running at his next stop as a grad-transfer.
Isaiah Thomas signs with Nuggets G League team, will play in showcase
Former Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas signed a deal with the Nuggets' G League affiliate on Monday as he eyes a return to the NBA, per The Athletic's Shams Charania. Thomas will report to the Grand Rapids Gold, who are coached by former Mavericks guard Jason Terry. Thomas will play for the Gold in the upcoming G League showcase, which begins on Dec. 19. The 5'9" point guard earned All-Star appearances with the Celtics in 2015-16 and 2016-17. More NBA Coverage:• NBA Mailbag: Damian Lillard's Future With the Blazers• NBA Power Rankings: How High Can Kevin Durant Carry Nets?
Jimmy Garoppolo has given 49ers all they could have hoped for
• So we’re now 14 weeks into an 18-week season, and Jimmy Garoppolo is still leading the 49ers. And we just take it week by week. We know how this league works, we know exactly how it goes, and we enjoy everything the week that we have together. • One thing that’s sort of interesting in looking at the game of Coach of the Year footsies that Kliff Kingsbury and Bill Belichick played the last couple days? It’s something I’m planning to ask around on, because both Kingsbury and Mike Vrabel seem pretty natural running NFL programs, something that hasn’t always been the case with guys who’ve coached for Belichick.
Report: Yasiel Puig Secretly Settled With Two Sexual Assault Accusers in 2017
Editor’s note: This story contains alleged accounts of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at www.rainn.org. Sam Greene/USA Today NetworkWithin days of the first incident, a second woman went to a police station in Southern California to report another incident she described as sexual assault. Puig denied both allegations and settled with both women for a total of $325,000, according to his attorney, Scott Lesowitz. These two incidents were previously unknown, but in 2018, another woman went public with a description of sexual assault by Puig.
Super Bowl LVIII location: Las Vegas tabbed to host 2024 game
Las Vegas will serve as the host city for Super Bowl LVIII in February 2024, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Vincent Bonsignore. Las Vegas will be the third straight Super Bowl host city in the western part of the United States. Super Bowl LVI will be held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. in February 2022, and Super Bowl LVII will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Az. New Orleans will now host Super Bowl LIX in February 2025. The Raiders were approved to move to Las Vegas in 2017, with 2020 marking their first game in the city.
Nassar Abuse Survivors Reach $380 Million Settlement
USA Gymnastics and the Olympic Committee also agreed to implement new policies aimed at protecting athletes from future abuse. USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) on Monday reached a reported $380 million settlement to lawsuits filed by survivors of former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar. “This settlement is about the brave survivors who came forward, forced these organizations to listen, and demanded change,” said Michelle Simpson Tuegel, who represents more than two dozen Nassar survivors, and Tasha Schwikert Moser, cochair of the Survivors Creditors Committee, in a joint statement. Survivors have been in mediation with USA Gymnastics since the organization filed for bankruptcy in December 2018. “This settlement occurred because of a five-year, bare-knuckled legal fight the USOPC and USA Gymnastics decided to initiate against me and 500-plus sister survivors,” Klein, who served as cochair of the survivors committee, told ESPN.
NBA trade rumors: Lakers pursuing Pistons forward Jerami Grant
The Pistons reportedly have a number of suitors for forward Jerami Grant, and one championship contender appears eager to acquire the eighth-year forward. The Lakers are "among the teams pursuing" Grant, per The Athletic's Shams Charania. The Blazers are also among the teams reportedly interested in Grant. Grant is averaging 20.1 points per game in 2021-22, and he posted a career-best 22.3 points per game mark last season on 35% from three. More NBA Coverage:• NBA Mailbag: Damian Lillard's Future With the Blazers• NBA Power Rankings: How High Can Kevin Durant Carry Nets?
The Voice recap: The final five sing for the win
The Voice recap: The final five sing for the winThe Voice S 21 E 25 Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsWelcome to The Voice season 21's finale performance night, everybody. And both Ariana Grande and Kelly Clarkson are right: This is the perfect lane for her voice and general vibe. Team Blake: Paris Winningham, "Me and Mrs. Jones," by Billy PaulFor his ballad dedication, Paris Winningham is honoring his biggest supporter, his father. After this performance, Blake still thinks GNT are country, and it's true they could easily go down that route. Team Blake: Wendy Moten, "How Will I Know?," by Whitney HoustonWhat a journey Wendy has had — and I mean that even before her big fall.
Inc. Real Talk—Otherland founder & CEO Abigail Cook Stone. 12
As founder and CEO of Otherland, an unlike-any-other maker of candles and home fragrances, Abigail Cook Stone knows a thing or two about how to use storytelling to build a brand. Join Inc. for what promises to be an inspiring conversation as Stone shares pivotal moments in her personal and professional journey. Hear her talk about how she takes a visual-forward approach combined with the principles of modern scent design to differentiate Otherland from other brands on the market. From creating a strong customer community to being a savvy and smart marketer, Stone will offer advice on how to create immersive marketing opportunities across any industry. Register today for our next Inc. Real Talk, with Abigail Cook Stone!
The Log4J Vulnerability Will Haunt the Internet for Years
A vulnerability in the open source Apache logging library Log4j sent system administrators and security professionals scrambling over the weekend. If anything, it's now excruciatingly clear that Log4Shell will continue to wreak havoc across the internet for years to come. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre emphasized on Monday that enterprises need to “discover unknown instances of Log4j” in addition to patching the usual suspects. By its nature, open source software can be incorporated wherever developers want, meaning that when a major vulnerability crops up, exposed code can lurk around every corner. Even before Log4Shell, software supply chain security advocates had increasingly pushed for “software bills of materials,” or SBOMs, to make it easier to take stock and keep up with security protections.
‘PEN15’ Season Two, Episode 15 Recap: ‘Home’
PEN15 Home Season 2 Episode 15 Editor’s Rating 5 stars * * * * * « Previous Next Photo: Hulu“Every time you hear this song, think about how I’m breaking up with you. What would have happened to Anna if Maya weren’t there to distract her from family stuff with a witchcraft phase? What would have happened to Maya if Anna hadn’t been there to support her through the racism of their classmates? Real Maya and Real Anna are doing Real Motherhood simultaneously, right the fuck now. If there’s anything we should learn from PEN15, it’s that life is hard and we should accept true companionship whenever we can.
Curbed’s 20 Most-Read Stories in 2021
Photo: nightnurse images, Philip Montgomery, Brian Finke, Getty Images, Kelly Marshall, Daniel GaliciaIn 2021, New York City came stuttering — then roaring — back to life, and how (and where) we live and get around became our central preoccupation once again. In this year’s list of Curbed’s most-read stories, readers wanted to know: Where did all the yellow cabs go? We Staked Out Eric Adams’s House in Brooklyn Photo-Illustration: Curbed; Photos: Getty Images, Kevin Dugan, Willy Blackmore And he came home. Why Your Uber Ride Is Suddenly Costing a Fortune Photo: Eduardo MunozAlvarez/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images A driver shortage, customer surplus, and harsh financial reality. Surfside Towers Broke Building Code From the Beginning Photo: Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images “Flawed from day one,” reads one report.
The Best Gifts for Cyclists, According to Cyclists
This Spurcycle bell has been on his bike for seven years, and Moloon says it’s the favored bell of many other cyclists, too. Socks made for cycling are also “thinner than athletic socks so you get better feedback from shoes and pedals,” Sawyer adds. $99 at Wild Rye BuyFlandriens Hero Cycling Figures $32 Photo: retailer Finally, an accessory for a cyclist’s desk. As much as they would like to be on their bikes, cyclists can’t always ride, Moloon reminds us, for any number of reasons. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels.
Deadwood Series-Premiere Recap: A Hell of a Place to Make Your Fortune
Deadwood Deadwood Season 1 Episode 1 Editor’s Rating 5 stars * * * * * Photo: HBOWelcome to 12 Days of Deadwood, in which Matt Zoller Seitz, author of the upcoming A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles, revisits the first season of the landmark HBO drama one episode at a time. “A hell of a place to make your fortune,” promised billboards and print ads for the show. As a counterbalance to Al’s devilish energy, Deadwood offers matched sets of emotionally constipated lawmen: Seth Bullock and Wild Bill Hickok. Seth projects a younger, more impetuous vision of the strong, silent vibe that made Wild Bill a paragon of 1880s white American masculinity. The image that Wild Bill Hickok brought into Deadwood weighs him down, compromised in ways that Bill can’t understand because the terms of that discussion did not exist in the 1870s.
All the Ways ‘Succession’ Foreshadowed Last Night’s Finale
The outsiders (Tom, Greg, Gerri) have had something to prove since day one; succession isn’t their birthright. It’s what prompted Kendall’s dramatic exit in the season-two finale: Kendall saw the hook and he wriggled. Tom tells Logan, “I won’t wriggle.” This earns Tom a pat on the back from Logan, foreshadowing their body language in the finale. Gerri rephrases this line in the season finale, not as a piece of advice to help Roman but as she betrays him. Brian Cox’s McDonald’s commercials: “I’m Lovin’ It.”These foreshadowed our loving this season of Succession.
‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Recap, Season 2, Episode 4
Power Book II: Ghost Gettin’ These Ends Season 2 Episode 4 Editor’s Rating 4 stars * * * * « Previous Next Photo: Myles Aronowitz/StarThe stakes in the first five minutes of episode four are high! Maybe it’s the gun Monet put to her head or the threats Monet spewed at her that have her shook. Or maybe it’s Zeke’s lying to Detective Whitman about his whereabouts the night of Professor Reynolds’s murder that has her equally shook. The timing for Lauren and Tariq to take their relationship more seriously couldn’t be worse. Brayden doesn’t know it yet, but Cane is using him to do his dirty work and get back at Tariq.
When Lincoln Center Comes Down From This Trip, They’re Going to Feel Weird
Photo: Joan MarcusI spent the morning after seeing Flying Over Sunset the same way I assume everyone else did — surfing Wikipedia. Like Huxley, Luce (the dazzling Carmen Cusack) is also in mourning. At one point or another, characters will raise their divisions on issues of public morality or war, but they’re hushed by Gerald. Step drag step drag. We learn early in the production that a trip, like a dream, is a private experience, full of the mind’s rich colors.
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’s Deep Water Headed to Hulu and Amazon
Photo: BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC ImagesThe Dunkin Donuts ex-lovers no longer have to avoid each other in the cinemas. According to Deadline, the 20th Century Studios/New Regency erotic thriller Deep Water, directed by Adrian Lyne, was pulled from the Disney release schedule last week and found a new home with Hulu and Amazon. The streamers will be sharing the film’s distribution; Hulu is distributing domestically in the United States while Amazon is distributing internationally. While the release date has not been confirmed, the original theatrical release date for the film was January 14, 2022. While waiting for a release date, grab a cup of coffee and walk around the neighborhood in the meantime.
HBO Drops Trailer for Insecure: The End Documentary
chat roomRob Delaney Says the Home Alone Reboot Is Not Not About Class Warfare The actor on starring in the year’s funniest Christmas movie, Adam Driver’s centaur cologne ad, and which of his children wants to see Daddy get hurt.
The Legacy of Virgil Abloh’s ‘Post-Modern’ Scholarship
Abloh was hyperaware of youth culture, recognizing it as the nexus of influence for creative industries around the world. In July 2020, Abloh announced that $1 million dollars had been raised for his “Post-Modern” Scholarship in partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund that will provide tuition support for Black design students. The Fashion Scholarship Fund and Abloh reviewed the submissions and selected 20 scholars to receive the award, the prize included connections to internships in design, merchandising and marketing. Photo: Courtesy of the subject“He spoke to us about not only creating our own space but inviting others into it. He stressed collaboration and lifting up our peers,” wrote Elizabeth Ayorinde, 23, a recent graduate and Post-Modern recipient who interned at Rimowa as part of her scholarship.
8 New Stores to Shop at All Holiday Season
Photo: Courtesy of Mara HoffmanWith the supply chain backed up, this year’s holiday season might include a lot more in-person shopping. We are tracking all the stores opening locations in New York City for the first time, organized here in alphabetical order and added to frequently. Stores that have had a large online presence, like Little Words Project and Aberizk, opened their doors, while seasoned designers like Mara Hoffman graced the streets of Soho with their debut brick-and-mortar stores. AberizkFounded by Allison Aberizk and Justin Xavier in 2020, the concept store focuses on emerging designers and designer vintage pieces. Photo: Courtesy of ÂmeAMIFounded by Alexandre Mattiussi in 2011, this Parisian store just opened its first American Flagship in Soho.
Park So-dam of Parasite Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer
Photo: The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty ImagesParasite’s Park So-dam has been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, as told by her representatives in a statement to CNN. Park had been diagnosed during a routine health appointment. She’s starring in the upcoming South Korean action film Special Delivery, scheduled to premiere on January 12, 2022. “The company would like to once again thank all the people for showing support for ‘Special Delivery’ and actress Park So Dam, as well as the actors and crew of ‘Special Delivery’ overcoming this difficult time together,” the agency said on behalf of Park. As one of the lead actresses in Boon Joon-ho’s Parasite, Park played Kim Ki-jung, who poses as an art therapist to a wealthy family.
Drew Barrymore Interviews PEN15 Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle
Photo: The Drew Barrymore Show/YouTubeOne of Drew Barrymore’s most silly segments is most people’s nightmare: going back to middle school. Barrymore reprised her role as Josie Geller from Never Been Kissed on The Drew Barrymore Show to interview the PEN15 girls Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle. The girls showed off their favorite dance moves and Maya and Anna teach Josie Grossie how to grind. Of course, the thought of bumpin uglies leads Josie to reveal that she’s never kissed (gasp!). Anna described her first kiss as alien-like and tells Josie there’s no shame in making out with inanimate objects.
Larry Nassar Abuse Survivors Settle for $380 Million
Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesAfter years of legal battles, over 500 gymnasts who were sexually abused by former national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. According to the New York Times, the settlement is one of the largest ever awarded in a sexual-abuse case. It also marks a pivot for USA Gymnastics, which has argued in the past that it shouldn’t be held financially responsible for Nassar’s abuse as he wasn’t an Olympic Committee employee. Nassar, a former osteopathic physician, was arrested in 2016 on charges of sexual abuse and possession of child pornography. Denhollander added that Nassar’s survivors needed help for the aftermath of their trauma, including the cost of treatment for PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Britney Spears Has A Message For Diane Sawyer
In a lengthy Instagram post shared Monday, December 13, which touched everything from her career to how funny she finds Kevin Hart, the recently freed pop star weighed in on one of her most controversial moments: Spears’ 2003 Diane Sawyer interview. Spears’ 20/20 interview from the early aughts has been a hot topic of debate and re-examination among fans. The interview was heavily featured in the New York Times Presents Framing Britney Spears documentary, and to say it hasn’t aged well is almost too kind. “Do we dare forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago,” Spears wrote in what looks like a Notes app post shared to Instagram. Elsewhere in the post, Spears also commented on her career, hinting that her performing days may be over.
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Were Going to Hulu This Whole Time
Case in point: Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. The two reportedly split in January of 2021, and now, adding insult to injury, Disney has pulled Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas movie that started it all, Deep Water, from theaters. Deep Water had previously been planned for a January 14, 2022 release. I saw too many photos of Ben and Ana walking their dogs in front of paparazzi for this to all have been for naught. The world owes us an R-rated Deep Water or, at the very least, a lifetime supply of Dunkin’ Donuts.
Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac PDA Continues — on TikTok
Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesJessica Chastain celebrated her Golden Globe nomination by doing a public service to us all: peer-pressuring fellow nominee Oscar Isaac to join TikTok and sharing some more delicious PDA. “Today Oscar Isaac and I were nominated for a Golden Globe and I am also nominating him to join TikTok,” Chastain wrote, alongside a video from their Scenes from a Marriage press tour. “He needs a TikTok … I don’t know why,” Chastain says before Isaac jumps in, “Like I need a hole in my head.” (Yes, Oscar, yes.) That is, unless Isaac has a secret TikTok we don’t know about. At least we’ll always have the video of Oscar Isaac kissing Jessica Chastain’s arm.
Workers Describe Being Trapped by Bosses During Deadly Tornado Outbreak
Emergency crews search through the flattened Mayfield Consumer Products building on December 11. But according to NBC News, employees say they heard managers deny that request, demanding the facility’s 110 workers stay on through their shifts. In Edwardsville, Illinois, a tornado from the same stormfront collapsed an Amazon warehouse, killing at least six people. Amazon chief Jeff Bezos responded to the deaths on Saturday night, describing the “news from Edwardsville” as “tragic” hours. The condolences came hours after he posted a smiling selfie with the training crew for his rocket into space.
Fox News Hosts Texted Meadows to Get Trump to Act on Jan. 6
But in the midst of the Capitol riot, the effort to contact Trump was even more direct than usual. According to text messages read aloud by Republican Liz Cheney during a Monday night hearing of the House committee investigating the insurrection, several Fox News hosts texted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to get Donald Trump to act to stop the rioters. “Mark, the president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home,” Laura Ingraham texted Meadows. “Please get him on TV.” Another unofficial network star texted Meadows as well: According to the records obtained by the committee before the former chief of staff stopped cooperating, Donald Trump Jr. also texted Meadows to ask the president to “condemn this shit ASAP.” (Perhaps his father wasn’t responding to direct messages.) Other messages to Meadows revealed on Monday detail the extent to which the White House was aware of the events at the Capitol on January 6.
ABG Inks Deal With ABFRL to Bring Reebok to India
The deal may not close until early next year, but Authentic Brands Group has signed a long-term licensing deal with Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd., or ABFRL, one of India’s leading fashion companies, to distribute and sell Reebok products through wholesale, e-commerce and Reebok branded retail stores in India and other ASEAN countries. The deal allows ABFRL to gain a foothold in India’s fast-growing sports and activewear market. In fact, the market is projected to increase 14 percent a year through fiscal 2024 to reach $13 billion. In partnership with ABG, we plan to accelerate Reebok’s business in India, combining its global appeal and salience amongst Indian youth. ABFRL also markets brands including Ralph Lauren, Hackett, Van Heusen and Ted Baker, in the Indian region.
Ed Niles’ Futuristic Glass-and-Steel House Sells to Chemical Guys Founder
Avant-garde architect Ed Niles has designed many a wild-looking home, but the Milton Sidley house in Malibu is probably one of his most adventurous creations. The “house” is actually two separate structures connected by a skybridge hovering over the property’s driveway. As its name suggests, the Milton Sidley house was built for real estate investor Milton Sidley and his wife, who were apparently big fans of modern architecture — the couple also owned a John Lautner-designed home in Aspen. Schneider is also cofounder of the Detail Garage chain, which has dozens of locations across several states and retails Chemical Guys products. Bill and Daniel Moss of Coldwell Banker held the listing; Ty Bergman of Manor Real Estate repped the buyer.
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Review: Tom Holland Cleans Out the Cobwebs of Sprawling Franchise With Multiverse Super-Battle
Instead, the plan backfires, calling everyone who ever knew that Peter was Spider-Man out of their dimension and into his. Meanwhile, to make things easier for Spider-Man to manage, none is even remotely as intimidating as we remember them. Whenever Doctor Strange shows up in a Marvel movie, audiences ought to be prepared for some magical monkey business — the kind of rule-bending that essentially makes anything possible. It’s not quite so successful at identifying the rage building in Peter Parker, whose good intentions directly result in an irreversible loss. And the older-and-wiser Maguire, who’d gotten soft and lazy between his second and third Spider-Man movies, reminds audiences who haven’t seen him on screen in years why we found him so appealing in the first place.
Fox News Hosts, Don Jr. Pleaded With Mark Meadows to Get Trump to Call Off Insurrection: Jan. 6 Committee
While Trump supporters occupied the Capitol on Jan. 6, Fox News’ most prominent hosts frantically texted Mark Meadows, begging him to compel the president to tell the crowd to leave. ), the ranking Republican on the Jan. 6 committee, read several of the texts aloud on Monday night prior to the committee voting unanimously to advance criminal contempt proceedings against Trump’s former chief of staff. Ask people to leave the Capitol,” Sean Hannity texted Meadows, according to Cheney. He is destroying his legacy.”Liz Cheney outs Fox News hosts as texting Mark Meadows and telling Trump to stop the violence. Even Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., texted Meadows “again and again, urging action by the president,” Cheney said.
A Black Education
Photo: Nisha Sondhe/Duke University PressThe last dispatch from the alien/agent provocateur known as Greg Tate beamed out from perhaps his most inconspicuous dwelling. I didn’t know what a Black critic meant until our meeting, nor that I could actually be one. Tate’s ethic of linking the intellectual, practical, and transgressive dimensions of Black cultures came alive in verbose bouts of playfulness that came straight from his participation in Black communal spaces. Greg Tate has created so many critics and held open such essential realms. There’s further learning in that impulse to do as he taught: Tate always pointed the brilliance back to the Black subject, the Black communal, and the wealth of Black knowledge that kept him in pursuit.
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Review: Hero Wrestles with Place in Universe in Emotional, Unsteady Sequel
Surprises abound as Peter Parker attempts to understand his spot in the universe(s) in this often thrilling, occasionally muddled sequel. The road to the closing moments of “No Way Home” — both warm-hearted and heartbreaking — might have hit a few bumps, but the darkness is worth it. After all, when was the last time the third film in a franchise got audiences truly thrilled for what comes next? Maybe there is no way home, but Holland, Watts, and company make a case for something else, something even better. Grade: B-Sony will release “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in theaters on Friday, December 17.
‘General Hospital’ Actor Sues ABC Over Vaccine Mandate: ‘My Body is Endowed by My Creator’
A copy of his exemption request letter was attached to the complaint and obtained by Rolling Stone. General Hospital is not alone in asking its actors to get vaccinated against Covid-19, but there’s still no uniform requirement for the film and TV industry. That post led his General Hospital costar Cassandra James, a trans actress who portrays Dr. Terry Randolph on the soap, to express her disappointment online. I am aware of a transphobic post shared by a fellow General Hospital actor. You have some serious unlearning and education to do,” she wrote in a tweet to Rademacher last month.
Kim Kardashian Files to Become Legally Single: ‘Marriage has Irremediably Broken Down’
Despite Kanye West making a very public plea for reconciliation, Kim Kardashian filed documents on Monday to be declared legally single. “The parties’ marriage has irremediably broken down. Petitioner has no desire to reconcile with Respondent and wants their marriage terminated. However, in recent months, West has been vocal about his desire to reconcile with Kardashian, even amid romance rumors with SNL star Pete Davidson. Despite his efforts, Kardashian is now just a signature away from being single again.
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Asks: Why Settle For One MCU When You Can Have Several?
When we last left Peter Parker, our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, he’d just watched footage of his battle in London with Quentin Beck, a.k.a. It’s not a spoiler to say that, when we meet up with him again at the beginning of Spider-Man: No Way Home, seconds after this revelation, many tons of feces have just hit a battalion of fans. What we can say is this: No Way Home is a perfectly fine superhero movie. Humor has always been a part of the Spider-Man movies; even the dourest Spidey story has jokes about the notion of a kid shooting sticky web out of his wrists. Why have one Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film coyly asks, when you can have several?
Space of the Week: A YouTuber Trades in Her Bold Style to Create a Serene Bedroom
When home decor YouTuber Alexandra Gater was planning to upgrade the bedroom she shares with her partner, Noah, she surprised herself. It was scuffed and scratched, but it also had warm wood tones that became the backdrop for the entire palette. Gater sought to heighten the softness of the space, not create starkness, so she opted for a DIY project that would accomplish this feel. "I really loved playing with different materials to keep the space feeling styled and interesting, and the result is truly a sanctuary." Alexandra Gater Minimalist Bedroom with wooden bed frame Credit: Photography by Carla AntonioGet the Look:
Max Linn, Former Senate Candidate from Maine, Dead at 62
Max Linn, who ran for one of Maine’s U.S. senate seats in 2020, died on Saturday of an apparent heart attack while in a hot tub, Bangor Daily News reports. Undeterred, Linn entered the 2020 Maine senate race as an Independent, despite being a vocal supporter of Donald Trump. After losing, he continued to support Trump; Linn was among the crowd in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6. Yet, during his senate run the following year he called Dr. Nirav Shah, director of Maine Center of Disease Control and Prevention, “the very doctor of death” and then Gov. Janet Mills a “psychopath” for their policies intended to control the spread of Covid-19, which Linn viewed as impeding freedoms.
Evanescence Postpone Tour Dates Due to Multiple Covid-19 Cases
Evanescence have postponed the remainder of their 2021 arena tour dates with Halestorm due to multiple Covid-19 cases within their touring party. The five dates originally scheduled for December have been moved to January. “This tour has been an unforgettable experience that we are so proud of. From the production, to our fantastic crew, to Halestorm and Lilith Czar and Plush — and most of all, to you,” she added. We love you!”Evanescence Rescheduled Tour DatesJan. 14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank CenterJan. 16 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T PavilionJan. 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Peterson Events CenterJan. 20 – Worcester, Mass.
Watch Tom Hanks, Kevin Hart Read Mean Tweets on ‘Kimmel’
Jimmy Kimmel tapped a new group of celebrities for “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,” his beloved segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live. This time, for the 13th edition of the segment, Kimmel brought in Tom Hanks, Timothée Chalamet, Kevin Hart, Tom Holland, Regina King, and more. While some of the actors laugh off the tweets, a few have more aggressive reactions. Over the summer, the late night show aired an edition with NBA players that included everyone from Shaquille O’Neal to Dwight Howard to Grant Hill. Last year, around the election, politicians like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren got in on the fun.
Robert Plant, Alison Krauss Perform NPR ‘Tiny Desk (Home) Concert’
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss joined forces for NPR’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series, performing three songs. The pair filmed the concert at Sound Emporium, the studio where they recorded their new album, Raise The Roof. Plant and Krauss’ collaborative album, Raise the Roof, arrived Nov. 19. The album comes 13 years after their surprise 2007 hit, Raising Sand, which went on to win five Grammys, including Album of the Year. Plant and Krauss will then head to the U.K. and Europe for a string of dates at the end of June and into July.
From West Virginia to DC, Poor People’s Campaign targets Manchin
Poor People's Campaign in the nation's capitalMARTINSBURG, W. VA.—After decorating their cars with messages and holiday streamers, hundreds of Poor People’s Campaign activists descended on D.C. today in yet another show of support for President Biden’s Build Back Better social programs expansion legislation. Several days before the car caravan, the five leaders of the West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign—including West Virginia native and longtime union organizer Stewart Acuff–demanded Manchin stop ducking meetings and explain his stands to the PPC face-to-face. There was one “virtual” meeting in February, via zoom, and none since, despite repeated demands, rallies, and town halls in West Virginia. We are the 187,000 children living in poverty in West Virginia and the more than 108,000 people without health insurance. 75% of West Virginia voters see the importance of the job creation potential of the Build Back Better Agenda.
The Lost World of Bulgarian Communism
He volunteered to fight in World War II, two days before the official British declaration of war and a year before he was due to be conscripted. They were having a hard time of it because the Bulgarian government was very repressive. E. P. Thompson himself suggested that Winston Churchill may have been purging the ranks of communists, and that was one of the reasons why Thompson wasn’t properly supplied. E. P. Thompson and his mother put together a little collection of writings in 1947 called There Is a Spirit in Europe. I think it had a really profound influence on E. P. Thompson.
Sam Pollard Talks About Arthur Ashe, “The Jackie Robinson of Tennis”
Interview by Ed RampellRight now a vanguard of black documentarians is spearheading a cinematic reimagining and retelling of the African American experience. These filmmakers include Raoul Peck, Stanley Nelson, Ava DuVernay, and Spike Lee. At the forefront of this nonfiction motion picture movement is Sam Pollard, who co-won two Emmys for 2006’s Lee-directed When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts and was Academy Award–nominated along with Lee for 1997’s 4 Little Girls. Pollard, who also received an Emmy for 2009’s By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, began his prolific producing and directing career making two episodes of the prestigious PBS civil rights series, Eyes on the Prize. Codirected with Rex Miller, this ninety-four-minute nonfiction biopic chronicles athlete-activist Arthur Ashe, who broke ethnic boundaries in the so-called “sport of kings” and fought for social justice off the tennis court.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: CIA Sex Crimes
Why aren’t there hearings or investigations about these sex crimes at the C.I.A.? has amassed credible evidence, including confessions, that 10 employees and a contractor committed sex crimes against children and that only one was ever charged with a crime. officer prosecuted for child sex crimes had also mishandled classified information. They were serious sex crimes against children. I know that I sound like a broken record when I ask, “Where is the Congressional oversight?” Why aren’t there hearings or investigations about child sex crimes at the C.I.A.?
Who Actually Owns Corporations, Anyway? ? Current Affairs
Friedman’s essay was about the “social purpose” of corporations, but he added his idea of shareholder ownership almost as an aside. Though it was actually a radical new idea, Friedman posed shareholder ownership as the common sense of economists, simplified for readers of The New York Times. Neither shareholder ownership nor shareholder primacy have any basis in American law. But before we accept shareholder ownership as a de facto reality, we should consider the motivation of this idea’s original purveyor. That the world has accepted shareholder ownership and shareholder primacy as unshakable realities instead of a statement of values is one reason that mission was successful.
California Rep. Devin Nunes leaving Congress to head Trump social media group
Rep. Devin Nunes, a controversial San Joaquin Valley Republican and ardent supporter of Donald Trump, is leaving Congress by the end of the month to head a social media company created by the former president. Shortly after he sent the note, the Trump Media & Technology Group announced that Nunes, 48, would be its chief executive officer beginning in January. Nunes said he was “humbled” that Trump asked him to lead his new company, which is planning on launching a social media platform called TRUTH Social. Politics Twitter fights Justice Department subpoena over Rep. Nunes parody account Twitter is fighting a DOJ subpoena related to the user of an account that parodies Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who has unsuccessfully sought to unmask such users. Such efforts, along with Nunes’ unyielding loyalty to Trump, led to Nunes becoming a top target for liberal scorn across the nation.
Laughlin won't run for PA governor, set to endorse another Republican
State Sen. Dan Laughlin of Erie has decided to forego a run for governor in 2022 and instead endorse a fellow Republican for the job. “I believe we need to come together and focus on the future of the Commonwealth,” Laughlin says in the statement. White told the (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader last month that he's invested $2 million of his own money into his campaign. A few months ago I met Dave White and he's got kind of a similar background to me," Laughlin said. After winning 60% of the vote in his 2020 reelection campaign, Laughlin began discussing a potential run for governor in 2022 to fill the open seat now held by Gov.
Daily News poll: Ivey remains popular, leads on early reelection ballot
By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily NewsMONTGOMERY, Ala. – A new Alabama Daily News poll of Republican voters shows Gov. Kay Ivey with a high approval rating and a big lead over potential opponents in her bid for reelection in 2022. More than 60% of Republican primary voters say they approve of the way Ivey is handling her job as governor, while 28.3% say they disapprove. In a ballot test of the race for governor with potential candidates included, Ivey carried 41.5% while no other candidate was in double digits. The survey, commissioned by Alabama Daily News and conducted by Cygnal, took place August 17-18 among 600 likely Republican primary voters and has a margin of error of +/- 4.0%.
Holness asserts Cherfilus-McCormick is ‘ineligible to hold office,’ asks court to overturn congressional voting results
Planas said the military ballot issue is the one area where Holness might have an argument. However, he said, it doesn’t appear to make a specific enough allegation to avoid getting dismissed. Also, he said, a case cited as precedent in the Holness lawsuit makes clear that even if the Canvassing Board was incorrect, Holness would have to prove that the board abused its discretion. “Whether or not the Canvassing Board was right or wrong in not counting the ballots isn’t the issue. It’s whether the Canvassing Board abused its discretion.”
EMILY’s List Endorses Jessica Cisneros for Congress
For Immediate ReleaseDecember 7, 2021EMILY’s List Endorses Jessica Cisneros for CongressWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Jessica Cisneros in the race to represent Texas’ 28th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:“Jessica Cisneros has worked on behalf of Texans for her entire career, and EMILY’s List is proud to stand with her as she runs to represent her hometown in Congress. We know that her work on behalf of Texas’ families will only continue when Cisneros is in Washington. EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. More than 40% of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color.
Trump ally aims for Rep. Bill Foster's seat
Trump ally aims for Rep. Bill Foster's seat Presented by AARPHappy Tuesday, Illinois. TOP TALKERRepublican Catalina Lauf is pivoting her congressional campaign to run in IL-11 in the seat now held by Rep. Bill Foster. We are stronger together in that regard,” Jacob Kaplan, executive director of Cook County Dems, said in an interview. The pledge is only for Cook County candidates, so folks running statewide don’t need to sign the pledge. “I’m a dad and local volunteer who is ready to serve my neighbors on the Cook County Board,” he said in a statement.
Former Huntersville mayor appears set to run for NC’s 13th Congressional district
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (WBTV/AP) – Huntersville’s former mayor appears to have his eyes set on North Carolina’s new congressional district. A Facebook post on John Aneralla’s Facebook page from over the weekend states “HUGE Campaign Announcement coming this Monday! HUGE Campaign Announcement coming this Monday! Aneralla recently served three terms as mayor of Huntersville, from 2015 to 2021, according to his website. Previously, Rep. Madison Cawthorn announced that he would be running for Congress in the state’s 13th District.
Holness plans rematch after losing primary to Cherfilus-McCormick by just 5 votes
The presence of the primaries for governor, along with congressional, state legislative and county posts will make it much more difficult for any candidate in a single race for Congress to attract as much attention as they did when when nothing else was on the ballot. All that political noise will also make it more expensive for candidates to reach a potentially larger pool of voters.
Hochul Continues Early Lead in Growing Democratic Primary Field – Siena College Research Institute
Still, voters support BBB passage 52-28 percent. “A strong majority of Democrats say Hochul possesses each of these attributes, as do a plurality of independents. “Republicans, Democrats, independents, upstaters and downstaters all agree that creating economic opportunity and fighting crime are the top two issues they want Albany to address in the upcoming session. Managing the pandemic came in as third most important issue, more so for Democrats, downstate suburbanites and Black voters,” Greenberg said. The Siena College Research Institute, directed by Donald Levy, Ph.D., conducts political, economic, social, and cultural research primarily in NYS.
Your Illinois News Radar » Busy endorsement day for the IFT: Giannoulias, Budzinski and MKO
* Another one… Today, the Illinois Federation of Teachers announced their endorsement of Nikki Budzinski in the IL-13 Democratic primary. The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) represent a massive 103,000 members across the state of Illinois. The Illinois Federation of Teacher’s endorsement is the latest in a broad coalition of support that Budzinski is building, including U.S. * And another one… Today, the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) announced the early endorsement for the Illinois Supreme Court (3rd District) judicial race in the June 2022 Primary Election. The Amalgamated Transit Union is the largest labor union representing transit and allied workers in the U.S. and Canada.
Anti-yoga Republican eyes primary bid against governor of Alabama
Republicans across the nation routinely demonize transgender people and the idea of critical race theory, but James’ attack on yoga is much more unusual. Jackson, the 2013 nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia who once suggested it leads to Satan, but James isn’t the only Alabama conservative up in arms about it. The Eagle Forum of Alabama alleged that yoga wasn’t an exercise but was instead done as “an offering of worship” to Hindu deities. Ivey already faces a potential primary challenge from state Auditor Jim Ziegler, who formed an exploratory committee in June. Alabama requires primary candidates to win a majority of the vote in order to avoid a runoff.
Tim James teases run for Alabama governor, lashes out over critical race theory, transgender acceptance, yoga
“They’re like a cancer, metastasizing over time infecting the minds of children,” James said. “They are symptoms of a cultural tsunami that has reached critical mass in America and if left unchecked is toxic to Alabama children,” James said. “And if we lose this cultural war, it’s gone.”School officials say critical race theory is not taught in K-12 schools in Alabama. “It is the responsibility of the leaders of this state to do everything in their power to protect children in schools,” James said. James finished third in the 2010 Republican primary, trailing second-place Bentley by just a few hundred votes after a recount.
Morning Digest: Trump gets his wish in Georgia. Will he get his next victim?
After all, Perdue very nearly won in Georgia last year—and so did Trump. ? NH-Gov: Democratic state Sen. Tom Sherman says he's considering a bid against Republican Gov. ? OH-Gov: Republican Rep. Warren Davidson, who first floated the possibility of running against Gov. Obituaries? Bob Dole, the longtime Republican Senate leader and unsuccessful GOP nominee for president in 1996, has died at the age of 98. While the move might have helped keep Reagan at bay, the Ford-Dole ticket lost a close race to Georgia Gov.
Trump pulls strings behind the scenes to help loyal 2022 candidates
And he has been receptive to the prospect of Alabama Senate GOP candidate Lynda Blanchard challenging Alabama Gov. Trump has been "pulling strings behind the scenes and guiding candidates in the right direction," this person said. Pat McCrory, another GOP Senate candidate, and Budd's supporters think that he could gain on McCrory if he doesn't have to split votes with Walker. "It was my honor to be appointed by President Trump to serve as his Ambassador and I will continue to support the President and his America First Agenda," Blanchard said. The National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee do not support Republican candidates in open primaries, and the Republican Governors Association supports incumbents like Kemp.
Tim James to seek Republican nomination for Alabama governor
Tim James will seek the Republican nomination for governor next year, adding a significant challenger to Gov. “I hate that we find ourselves in this situation because the governor and my family have been friends for more than 40 years,” James said. In 2010, James finished third in the Republican primary, just getting beaten out of a runoff by then-Rep. Robert Bentley of Tuscaloosa, the eventual winner of the race. He had strongly suggested he would enter the race at an appearance at the State Capitol in September. Besides Ivey and James, the Republican field includes Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler; correctional officer Stacey George, and Dean Odle, a minister in Opelika.
Ivey campaign to launch first TV ad during SEC Championship
Kay Ivey’s reelection campaign on Friday announced that it would launch its first TV ad during Saturday’s SEC Championship Game. Viewers tuned in to watch the University of Alabama contend for its second straight SEC title will see Ivey tout the Yellowhammer State’s accomplishments under her administration. The ad begins with a shot of Ivey and a graphic displayed under her name which reads, “Alabama’s Most Conservative Governor.”“Sometimes it’s like the world’s gone crazy. “Governor Ivey has a common sense approach that the people of Alabama are grateful for, so, it’s no wonder she is one of the most popular governors in the country,” said Califf. “Governor Ivey is a conservative fighter who has always stood up for Alabama values.
How to mess up a possible Trump endorsement in one easy step
“President Trump could jump out on Monday and do it, but he is also interested in waiting to make a big splash later on,” said one of the people familiar with Trump’s thinking. A person close to Blanchard dismissed suggestions that the former ambassador or her team had ever inflated her relationship with Trump. Prospective Republican candidates and incumbent GOP lawmakers are engaged in a mad dash to nab his endorsement. And some candidates have simply attempted to flatter their way to a meeting with Trump at his South Florida abode. But that success rate is because — at least so far — Trump has provided endorsements to mainly shoo-in candidates or former aides.
2022 United States Senate election in Alabama
Class III U.S. Senate election in Alabama2022 United States Senate election in Alabama ? 2016 November 8, 2022 2028 ? Party Republican Democratic Incumbent U.S. senatorRichard ShelbyRepublicanThe 2022 United States Senate election in Alabama will be held on November 8, 2022, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Alabama. Incumbent Richard Shelby was first elected in 1986 and re-elected in 1992 as a Democrat before switching to the Republican Party in 1994. [1] In his most recent election in 2016, he was re-elected with 64% of the vote over Democrat Ron Crumpton. [40][41]General election [ edit ]Predictions [ edit ]See also [ edit ]Notes [ edit ]^ The images in this gallery are in the public domain or are otherwise free to use . a b Key:A – all adultsRV – registered votersLV – likely votersV – unclearPartisan clients^ Poll sponsored by Britt's campaign a b c d Poll sponsored by Alabama Conservatives Fund, which supports Britt ^ Poll sponsored by the Alabama House Republican Caucus a b Poll sponsored by Club for Growth Action which endorsed Brooks prior to the sampling periodReferences [ edit ]
Former ambassador Lindy Blanchard exits Senate race, enters Republican race for Alabama governor
WETUMPKA — Lindy Blanchard, a nonprofit director, former ambassador and major financial supporter of former President Donald Trump, entered the gubernatorial race on Tuesday, hitting traditional Alabama Republican issues while sprinkling in the former president's name. Blanchard, who Trump has reportedly encouraged to get into the race, is the second Republican to challenge Gov. James and Blanchard have both hit on themes of being conservative outsiders opposed to the federal government. REDISTRICTING:Montgomery state legislators hope county doesn't lose seats in Alabama redistrictingTim James, a businessman and the son of former Gov. Other Republican candidates for the office include Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler; correctional officer Stacy George and Dean Odle, a minister from Wetumpka.
Tim James is running against Kay Ivey. Will Lynda Blanchard?
James, said he is entering the race because he believes many conservative voters are “anxious” about the state’s recent political decisions. “This is not who the people of this state are,” James said in a telephone interview Monday. Ivey, while personally encouraging people to get vaccinated, has called the federal vaccine mandates ‘un-American, outrageous overreach.’James said he thought the state should do more, including an outright ban on mandates. Republican Lynda Blanchard, who was former President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia, has scheduled a Tuesday campaign event in Wetumpka. Blanchard filed to run for U.S. Senate but there has been speculation she could switch to the gubernatorial race.
Republican Binnie confirms he’s seriously considering US Senate run in 2022
Advertisement Republican Binnie confirms he’s seriously considering US Senate run in 2022 Media, real estate, investment magnate plans to announce his intention in early January Share Copy Link CopyReal estate, investment and media executive Bill Binnie has been in the discussion of potential Republican candidates to challenge Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan since Gov. Sununu took himself out of contention a month ago.GOP sources have said he is interested – and now he has confirmed that, in fact, he is.“I am actively considering running for the U.S. Senate and will make a decision in the next week or two. I think my life experiences would allow me to add to the discussions in Washington that would be helpful to the citizens of New Hampshire." Gen. Don Bolduc. That is expected to change soon.
First Confirmed Candidate Emerges in GOP Bid to Hold Nunes’ House Seat
On Monday, Nunes, R-Tulare, announced he is leaving the 22nd Congressional District seat at the end of the month. pic.twitter.com/piVm0U6pM3 — Melissa Hurtado (@MHurtadoCA) December 6, 2021Eric Garcia, current 22nd Congressional District candidate, D-Clovis“If there is (a special election), yes,” Garcia said. Gavin Newsom is mandated to call for a special election to fill the remainder of Nunes’ term — through Jan. 3, 2023. Special Election Running Concurrently with Regular ElectionIf a candidate in the special primary election wins a majority — an unlikely scenario with the volume of candidates interested — there would be no special general election in June. Conversely, voters could only be voting on the regular election without potentially voting for the same candidates in the special election.
Florida governor's race: GOP goes after Nikki Fried after she amends financial disclosures
The moves highlight what is already a bitter contest between Fried and incumbent Republican Ron DeSantis. "We each hold positions of public trust," he wrote. "In keeping with that public trust, Florida’s Constitution requires public officers to make full and accurate disclosures of their financial interests and Florida law requires lobbying compensation reports to be true, complete, and accurate. Records show she's amended her financial disclosures before, in early 2020, after realizing she had miscalculated income. "We need to keep fighting the unethical democrats who will stop at nothing to defeat Governor DeSantis and our Republican team," Power said.
Florida Ethics Panel: Nikki Fried Didn't Properly Disclose Income
A Florida ethics panel on Wednesday announced it has found probable cause that Democratic candidate for governor Nikki Fried violated state law for failing to properly disclose her income on financial forms. The Florida Commission on Ethics found probable cause that Fried, who is also the state agriculture commissioner, did not correctly disclose lobbying income on financial forms from 2017 and 2018. A Republican Party official filed a complaint with the ethics board in June after Fried amended her filings to reflect the previously unreported income. Download our local news and weather app for iOS or Android — and choose the alerts you want. He said Fried will request that an administrative law judge dismiss the complaint.
Nikki Fried amended past financial disclosures before jumping into Florida governor's race
Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried speaks during a meeting of the Florida cabinet in Tallahassee, Fla. on June 4, 2019. | Steve Cannon/AP Photo Nikki Fried amended past financial disclosures before jumping into Florida governor's raceTALLAHASSEE — Shortly before jumping into the race for Florida governor this week, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried amended two separate financial disclosure forms, including one showing previously unreported earnings of $351,480. In July 2019, Fried reported that her only salary for the previous year was the money she earned as agriculture commissioner. Several months later — in January 2020 — Fried amended her disclosure to show that she had earned $72,000 from Igniting Florida. Once Scott left office, state legislators repealed the law, arguing it allowed wealthy people to hide their financial holdings.
Morning Digest: Conservative pollster musters up a tie for Matt Bevin
State Sen. Jim Banks, a favorite of anti-establishment groups, raised the most money, though his $161,000 haul was far from eye-popping. Ex-Wisconsin state Sen. Pam Galloway barley did any fundraising, but she lent her campaign $100,000. State Rep. Pam Tucker, who has ties to Granite State conservatives, recently formed an exploratory committee. • NV-04: State Sen. Ruben Kihuen earned Sen. Harry Reid's official endorsement in early September but so far, it hasn't unleashed a fundraising bonanza for him. • OH-14: GOP Rep. David Joyce only beat conservative state Rep. Matt Lynch 55-45 in last year's primary, and Lynch is back for round two.
Bob Etheridge Apologizes for "Poor Response" to Sidewalk Cameramen
"I have seen the video posted on several blogs," Etheridge said in a statement. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. In the video, Etheridge is approached by two camera-wielding men who ask if he "fully supports the Obama agenda." In the edited video, as Hotsheet reported earlier today, Etheridge is then shown holding the wrist of one of the questioners and repeatedly asking him to identify himself. "(video at left)"No matter how partisan and no matter how difficult things get sometimes, that's no excuse for my response," he said.
Morning Digest: Despite assaulting a reporter, Republican Gianforte hangs on to win special election
Howey also says that state Rep. Mike Braun is "reportedly making calls" about a possible bid, though he also hasn't said anything publicly. ? GA-Gov: On Thursday, state Rep. Stacey Evans became the first noteworthy Democrat to announce that she would run to succeed termed-out GOP Gov. ? ID-Gov: Wealthy developer Tommy Ahlquist, a former doctor, started airing ads in March even though the GOP primary is about a year away, and he's up with another spot. ? RI-Gov: Back in December, attorney Clay Pell, who lost the 2014 Democratic primary to eventual winner Gina Raimondo, didn't rule out a rematch. ? NH-02: Last year, New Hampshire Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster defeated an underfunded Republican foe by a modest 50-45 as her seat went from 54-45 Obama to 49-46 Clinton.
Trump brokers deal to remake the field in N.C. Senate race
Walker, who was rumored for weeks to be considering a House run, has not formally announced his plans to drop out of the Senate race. The new 7th District congressional seat that Walker would run for resembles the district Walker represented from 2015 through 2020. Both Budd and Walker are campaigning as Trump loyalists, in contrast with McCrory, a Republican with more appeal to moderates. Trump’s maneuvering moves him out of that race and into the 4th District contest, thus clearing room for Walker to run in the 7th. McCrory.”A McCrory internal polling memo from October showed McCrory ahead by 15 percentage points in the three-way race.
Morning Digest: The Club for Growth wants to help tea partiers devour one of their own
However, state Rep. Paul Hollis also says he's considering a bid. McGinty faces ex-Rep. Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman for the right to take on GOP Sen. Pat Toomey. The more notable Republican candidates to date include conservative radio host Jason Lewis, former state Rep. Pam Myrha, and former state Sen. John Howe. This time, Guinta is already facing a challenge from former business school dean Dan Innis, whom he beat in the 2014 primary, and state Rep. Pam Tucker could also get in. ? PA-16: Businessman Chet Beiler has announced that he'll seek this open Lancaster County seat, where he'll join state Sen. Lloyd Smucker in the GOP primary.
DeFazio's retirement decision triggers political watch for candidates; 2 declare to run – Oregon Capital Chronicle
Rep. Marty Wilde, D-Eugene, told the Capital Chronicle via text that he was considering getting into the race, but hadn’t decided. On the Republican side, Lane County Republican Committee Chair John Large said Alek Skarlatos was the front runner. “The spirit of the corps, the esprit de corps, for Lane County and Lane County Republicans – I’ve never seen it this high,” he said. Lane County Democratic Chair Chris Wig expects the seat will stay with a Democrat. RELATED STORY: After more than three decades, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio is done with CongressThis article has been updated to reflect comments from state Rep. Julie Fahey
Rep. Emilia Sykes to step down as Minority Leader at end of year
On Wednesday afternoon, Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) announced that she will be stepping down as the Ohio Minority Leader. But we know there’s more work to do, more challenges to meet, and more injustices to address.”In 2019, Rep. Sykes was elected as the minority leader. “Though I am stepping down as Minority Leader, I am not stepping away from service—far from it. I love Akron, I love Summit County and I love Ohio, endlessly. During Leader Syke’s three-year job, she faced unprecedented challenges, including the Dayton shooting, COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and protests with systematic racism.
Pa. House Republicans pick citizen map submission as draft congressional plan
House Republicans released a first draft of Pennsylvania’s 17 congressional districts Wednesday afternoon, using a map with just a handful of municipal splits drawn by a redistricting advocate as their preliminary proposal. The map has to pass both chambers, controlled by Republicans, and be signed by Wolf, a Democrat, to become law. A hearing on the map is planned for Thursday night; a committee vote on map is planned for Monday morning. NEW: Sources tell me this map is making rounds as a draft of the Pennsylvania state Senate compromise map. pic.twitter.com/syyETIjfH9 — Stephen Caruso (@StephenJ_Caruso) December 9, 2021The two, who head the Senate State Government Committee, would then “allow time for public comment” and anticipate a committee vote in January.
Upper Macungie woman's map made the redistricting difference
The 29-year-old Upper Macungie Township woman's work was pivotal to the state Supreme Court's rejection of the map the official state redistricting panel proposed for the next election. AdvertisementOn Friday, the court said Holt's map proved the Legislative Redistricting Commission failed to meet the state constitution's mandate that redistricting should avoid splitting municipalities and wards "unless absolutely necessary." Holt said she isn't particularly attracted to numbers or statistics, but she is intrigued by the relationship of political map lines to genuine representation. AdvertisementShe showed her map to the Redistricting Commission at its Sept. 7, 2011, hearing in Allentown. If defeating the majority-Republican Redistricting Commission ruffled the feathers of her fellow Republicans locally, Holt said she hasn't heard about it.
Congressional map splitting ABQ advances in NM Senate
The remainder of Albuquerque would share the 1st Congressional District with Rio Rancho and Placitas, stretch through the East Mountains and then take in Ruidoso. Democrats would have:• An 8 percentage point edge in the 1st Congressional District, or 54% to 46% over Republicans. • A 6-point edge for Democrats in the 2nd Congressional District, now represented by Herrell, the lone Republican in the delegation. • An 11-point edge for Democrats in the 3rd Congressional District now held by Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez of Santa Fe. The Princeton Gerrymandering Project, by contrast, rated none of the proposed districts as competitive, describing them all as Democratic seats.
Democrats on Ohio Redistricting Commission say Republicans flouted anti-gerrymandering rules in new state legislative maps
The Republican Commissioners, particularly the Republican Legislative Commissioners, did not make this constitutionally required attempt. The final offers from commission Republicans and Democrats were five House seats and three Senate seats apart. The plaintiffs and state officials on the Ohio Redistricting Commission now all have filed documents with the Ohio Supreme Court laying out their legal arguments. The Republicans and Democrats on the Ohio Redistricting Commission are responding separately with their own legal arguments, with the Republicans splitting into two groups, each with their own arguments. The final defendant in the redistricting lawsuits, the redistricting commission as a legal entity, made its own filing on Friday.
Republican Shay Hawkins announces congressional bid in swing district; he’ll face Trump-backed Max Miller in GOP primary
WASHINGTON, D. C. -- Broadview Heights Republican Shay Hawkins on Wednesday announced that he’s seeking a newly reconfigured congressional seat that includes Cleveland’s western suburbs, Akron and Medina County. “I am running this race because I am the best person to win the district for Republicans,” declared Hawkins, whose primary opponents will include former White House aide Max Miller of Rocky River. After Miller entered the race, Gonzalez decided against seeking re-election, and the predominantly Republican district was redrawn to lean slightly towards Democrats. Hawkins argues he’s better equipped to win the district and represent it in Congress than any other candidate. He’s an attorney with a Master of Business Administration degree who heads a trade association for funds that invest in Opportunity Zone projects to spur economic growth in low-income communities.
Morning Digest: Georgia GOP's new gerrymander pits two Democratic incumbents against one another
The map would place Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the longest-serving woman in House history, at serious risk. ? NY-Gov: Data for Progress' new Democratic primary survey for consultant Neal Kwatra, who Politico says is working for an unidentified donor, finds Gov. Dan McKee edging her out just 26-24 in the Democratic primary, with Treasurer Seth Magaziner at 16% and no one else hitting double digits. ? TX-Gov: UT Tyler's newest survey of the March Republican primary for The Dallas Morning News shows Gov. The main event in this constituency is the June Democratic primary between Reps. Sean Casten and Marie Newman.
In a bright sign from Georgia, Democrats flip House seat in Atlanta's long-Republican suburbs
(About 22% of Gwinnett County, including its more Democratic areas, was assigned to the safely blue 4th District, while the balance went to the dark red 10th District.) Trump outright lost Gwinnett County 50-44, and while he did win the 7th District, his 51-45 showing in 2016 was a big drop from what the GOP was accustomed to. Bourdeaux, a Georgia State University public policy professor, won the Democratic nomination after a crowded primary, and she proved to be a strong fundraiser. Finally, on the Friday before Election Day, Woodall finally went up with his first TV spot. Ultimately, while House Democrats didn’t make the gains in the suburbs they were hoping for, Bourdeaux pulled off a victory.
Democratic congressional primary in new heavily Latino district starts to take shape with entry of state Rep. Delia Ramirez
“In a time where our families are struggling to recover from the pandemic, and we have attacks on people of color, women’s rights and our voting rights, we need someone who is not afraid to take on these difficult fights on behalf of our communities,” she said. “I am confident that I am the candidate uniquely qualified to do this because I have spent my entire career fighting these fights.”
Andrew Lelling also eyeing run for Massachusetts governor, sources say
Add former U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling to the list of might-be candidates in the upcoming governor’s race — with sources close to the moderate Republican saying he’s “seriously” considering a run. “With Baker and Polito both out, he’s tempted,” a source close to the Trump-appointed former U.S. attorney told the Herald. All eyes are on Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey, who has been mulling a run since the beginning of the year. Sources close to the AG say it’s a decision she’s unlikely to make in the next few days. Pundits say playing the waiting game is unlikely to damage a candidate of Healey’s caliber.
ANOTHER HAT IN THE RING: East Texas native Joe McDaniel is officially running for Texas’ 1st congressional district
TYLER, Texas (KETK) — East Texas business owner Joe McDaniel has officially announced his candidacy for Rep. Louie Gohmert’s 1st congressional seat. We need someone who knows East Texas and has an East Texas mindset. I am from East Texas, and I am ‘All About East Texas.’ Let’s take some East Texas common sense back to Washington D.C.” Joe McdanielMcDaniel is currently the fourth Republican to enter the race for the congressional seat for Texas’ 1st district. McDaniel was born and raised in East Texas and currently resides in Kilgore with his family. He attended Baylor University and Columbia Seminary for his higher education before he returned to settle back down in East Texas.
2018 GOP nominee Buehler endorses independent Johnson in governor's race
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Morning Digest: Terry McAuliffe advances in bid to be Virginia's first two-term Democratic governor
Justin Fairfax ran for governor) is of particular importance in Virginia because the lieutenant governor can break ties in the state Senate, where Democrats have just a narrow 21-19 advantage (the full state Senate isn't up for election again until 2023). ? PA-Sen, PA-06: Democratic Rep. Chrissy Houlahan announced Tuesday that she would seek re-election rather than enter the primary for Pennsylvania's open Senate seat. Laura Kelly, he took his name out of contention this week by endorsing Attorney General Derek Schmidt in the Republican primary. The field includes Broun, state Rep. Timothy Barr, former Georgia Revenue Commissioner David Curry, and wealthy businessman Matt Richards. ? OH-11: Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown is out with a positive ad ahead of the Aug. 3 Democratic primary.
Democrat Rob Sand to seek reelection as Iowa state auditor, won't run for governor in 2022
Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand is running for reelection, he said Tuesday, closing off the possibility of running for governor next year. Sand, a Democrat, will seek a second term in the office he won in 2018, when he flipped the office from Republican control. But Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann criticized Sand in a statement Tuesday, saying Sand has used his office to go after his political enemies. Sand was not the only statewide elected official in Iowa to announce a campaign for reelection on Tuesday. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said in a Twitter post he would seek a second term.
Morning Digest: Florida Republicans are just mild about Marco
? CO-05: If Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn can't win renomination on June 28, he has no one to blame but himself. ? NY-19: The June 28 GOP primary for this 52-46 Obama seat is not looking good for businessman Andrew Heaney. ? NY-22: Businessman Steve Wells may have entered the GOP primary with little name-recognition, but he's been spending big to change that. Myers only had $200,000 on-hand on June 8, which is pretty modest considering that she's had months to raise money without needing to worry about the Democratic primary. This ancestrally Democratic seat is safely red these days.
Morning Digest: Scott Walker's former no. 2 launches bid to avenge his loss
The Evers-Barnes ticket ousted Walker and Kleefisch 50-48, and chatter quickly began that the now-former lieutenant governor would run in her own right. ? IA-Gov: Democratic state Sen. Pam Jochum says she's considering a bid against Republican Gov. ? IL-Gov: Venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan kicked off a bid for the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Gov. He joins a primary field that includes state Rep. Darren Bailey, businessman Gary Rabine, and former state Sen. Paul Schimpf. House? IL-17: Democratic state Rep. Mike Halpin, who'd been considering a bid for Illinois' open 17th Congressional District, announced this week that he'd instead run for state Senate.
2022 race for John Yarmuth's House seat: Who's in, who's out, who's a maybe
He has been a lawmaker since 2012, and he launched his campaign for Yarmuth's seat less than 10 minutes after the longtime congressman publicly revealed he had decided to retire. Kentucky redistricting:Could Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth's seat be in GOP's crosshairs? The day his father said he wouldn't seek reelection, Aaron Yarmuth told The Courier Journal he was considering a campaign. The day his father said he wouldn't seek reelection, Aaron Yarmuth told The Courier Journal he was considering a campaign. , D-Louisville, told The Courier Journal in October she was considering a potential bid for Yarmuth's seat, but ruled out a run in December.
New FOX 5 Poll: Dead Heat between Kemp, Perdue due to Trump endorsement
The poll shows a Trump endorsement of former U.S. Senator David Perdue has made the race between Perdue and incumbent Governor Brian Kemp a dead heat. The survey took place on the evening of Monday, December 6th, a short time before the Trump endorsement of Perdue became official. WHO IS RUNNING IN THE GEORGIA GOVERNOR RACE IN 2022? SENATOR DAVID PERDUE FORMALLY ANNOUNCES RUN FOR GEORGIA GOVERNORIn his endorsement, former President Trump wrote, "Glad to see that David Perdue is running for Governor of Georgia.
Kathy Hochul Wins the Invisible Primary
But the reality here is that Hochul, who only became governor in August after Cuomo resigned, crushed James in the so-called invisible primary. Hochul led James comfortably in every publicly available poll and banked more than $11 million for her run next year. Though I campaigned, in every way, as an anti-establishment progressive, I made aggressive attempts to win the backing of labor unions, elected officials, and political clubs. For James to overcome Hochul, she would need show voters, very clearly, that she had an exciting, far-reaching vision for New York State. It’s possible we will remember December 9th, 2021 as the day Kathy Hochul effectively locked up another four years in office.
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Ross BarkanRoss Barkan is a contributor to the Nation and a Guardian columnist. His debut novel, Demolition Night, was published in 2018.
Hogan vetoes Democratic-backed congressional redistricting plan
Larry Hogan Thursday vetoed congressional redistricting legislation favored by Democrats. Hogan noted that the Biden administration is suing Texas over its new congressional and legislative redistricting maps and said he will ask DOJ to also challenge Maryland over its new redistricting map. Hogan said he fully anticipates that lawmakers will vote to override his veto sometime before this week’s special legislative session concludes. Hogan said he felt the veto needed to be issued quickly so that legal challenges to the new law could also begin quickly. Wednesday saw Senate Republicans try to get enough signatures to approve a discharge petition to bring the crime legislation to the floor.
Redistricting in Md. has element of racial friction
Whether or not that process harms the community is not something we’ve adequately considered.”Democrats control redistricting in Maryland. Behind the scenes, several people close to the process say Hoyer will have a big say in how his and other congressional districts are redrawn. Many of Maryland’s legislative lines involving black communities were decided by judges after legal challenges to the state’s redistricting 10 years ago. At a minimum, the heightened tension over the racial makeup of Maryland’s congressional districts promises to have a ripple effect. Aisha N. Braveboy (D-Prince George’s), co-chairwoman of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus’s redistricting committee, said that with its Democratic ideals, Maryland should hold itself to the highest standard.
Pa. redistricting: Draft congressional map pits Democrats Brendan Boyle, Sharif Street against each other
Pennsylvania Democrats were bracing themselves to fight any Republican efforts to redraw the state’s congressional districts in a GOP-friendly way. Under the map the court imposed instead, Democrats and Republicans each currently hold nine seats. » READ MORE: What to watch as Pennsylvania loses a congressional seat: ‘The stakes are really high’News of the map came hours after state House Republicans released their own redistricting proposal. Pennsylvania is losing a congressional seat because of population changes in the 2020 Census and will have 17 U.S. House members starting in 2023. The draft map would break Philadelphia into four congressional districts, instead of the current three.
Letitia James Drops Out of N.Y. Governor’s Race
Letitia James, the attorney general of New York, announced on Thursday that she was ending her campaign for governor and running instead for re-election, a surprising move that upended the high-profile governor’s race and further solidified Gov. Ms. James had just entered the race in late October, on the heels of her office’s devastating report on sexual harassment claims against former Gov. She was immediately treated as a top contender, buoyed by her record and her historic bid to become the first Black female governor in the country. But recent opinion polls had shown Ms. James trailing Ms. Hochul, the state’s first female governor, by double digits among Democratic primary voters. “I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general,” Ms. James, a Democrat, wrote in a statement, barely six weeks after entering the race.
Morning Digest: With Devin Nunes bailing, California could see some major special election weirdness
The Times also rattles off a long list of Republicans who could potentially run, including state Sens. Meanwhile, the state AFL-CIO has endorsed former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley's campaign for the Democratic nod. However, state Rep. Bobby DuBose, who finished a distant fifth, won't try a second time. ? IL-13: The Illinois Federation of Teachers, which represents 103,000 member statewide, has endorsed former Obama official Nikki Budzinski in the Democratic primary for the state's open 13th Congressional District. ? TX-01: Republican state Rep. Matt Schaefer, who'd reportedly been considering a bid for Texas' open 1st Congressional District, has instead announced that he'll seek re-election.
Tish James is running for New York governor. Mostly from her office.
Both Hochul and James attended the annual SOMOS convention in Puerto Rico in early November, hobnobbing with fellow New York Democrats. James’ campaign shared a list of more than 50 such events since late October. It has long been the norm for New York‘s non-incumbent gubernatorial candidates to unveil policy platforms immediately after declaring their candidacy. Like Hochul, James can mobilize the powers of her current office to get press. In January, coverage of state politics will focus on Hochul’s State of the State address and budget proposal.
Tish James drops out of New York governor's race
New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks on August 3, 2021 in New York City. | David Dee Delgado/Getty Images Tish James drops out of New York governor's raceALBANY, N.Y. — State Attorney General Tish James has suspended her campaign for governor less than two months after a highly anticipated launch, saying that she will instead focus on reelection to her current job in 2022. “I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general,” James said in a statement Thursday. Just before she announced her withdrawal from the governor's race, several news outlets reported that she is continuing to pursue her office’s high-profile probes into former president Donald Trump. James' exit from the governor's race will also complicate what was shaping up to be a volatile campaign to succeed her as attorney general.
Letitia James quits race for New York governor
Just six weeks after jumping in the race, James reversed course and said she wants to continue in her current office. "I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general," James said. What to know New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday she was ending her Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Just six weeks after entering the race, James reversed course and said she wanted to remain in her current job. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) and New York Public Advocate Jumaane Williams remained in the Democratic primary race.
Morning Digest: New York congressman makes second try for governor after disastrous first bid
Under the proposal, the 1st, which Republican Rep. Nancy Mace flipped last year, would have voted 54-45 for Donald Trump, compared to 52-46 under the present map. Governors? AK-Gov: Freshman state Rep. Christopher Kurka announced Monday that he would challenge his fellow Republican, Gov. Moran has been considering a bid to succeed his fellow Republican, Rep. Louie Gohmert, in this safely red East Texas seat. ? TX-30: Democratic state Rep. Jasmine Crockett on Wednesday launched her bid for this safely blue Dallas seat with an endorsement from her would-be predecessor, retiring Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson. As a result, Republicans will soon see their majority slip to 5-3 after another Republican seat becomes vacant in January.
Letitia James suspends her campaign for governor
In an unexpected development, state Attorney General Letitia James is suspending her campaign for governor. “I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general,” James tweeted. Although she has been a mainstay at various political insider events, James’ campaign has been notably quiet in the public. Early polling had the attorney general consistently placing second among the declared candidates, but she still trailed significantly behind Hochul. Kathy Hochul said on Thursday that James called her that morning to inform her that she would be suspending her campaign.
Sheriff's race against incumbent Marlin Gusman, Susan Hutson goes to runoff
New Orleanians must wait a few more weeks to learn who their next sheriff will be, with a runoff called between incumbent Sheriff Marlin Gusman and former New Orleans Police Department Independent Monitor Susan Hutson. Whoever wins the runoff will take the position and manage a jail that has been shrouded in controversy for nearly a decade. In an agreement with the Department of Justice, final authority was given to an independent jail compliance officer. Much of that reduction in the jail population has been attributed to pressure from criminal justice reform groups, including the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition. They're doing without lights and water and food to stay in touch with loved ones or to help loved ones in the jail,” Hutson said.
Marlin Gusman, Susan Hutson face fierce runoff supercharged by campaign cash
During a primary campaign that centered on his turbulent 17-year tenure, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman largely avoided attacking Susan Hutson, the city’s former independent police monitor. Whether Gusman succeeds - or Hutson executes the playbook of fellow progressive Jason Williams for a come-from-behind runoff win - could hinge on a torrent of campaign cash. Like Williams, Hutson says she aims to remake the criminal justice system. Cleveland-based Ozanne Construction and its CEO have sent the sheriff’s campaign at least $36,000. The Ehrhardt Group, a New Orleans-based public relations firm, has donated $9,900 to the sheriff’s campaign committee.
Jenna Adams, Andrew Kalloch
Jenna Marie Adams and Andrew Lee Kalloch were married July 8 at Coopers Hall, a winery and restaurant in Portland, Ore. Caitlin McKee, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. She graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene and received a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She is a daughter of Leona K. Henderson-Burtner of Eugene, Ore. and the late Steven D. Adams, and a stepdaughter of David K. Burtner. The groom, also 32, works as a policy manager for Airbnb and is responsible for trying to get short-term-rental legislation favored by Airbnb passed in New York City. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, from which he also received a law degree.
Potential Candidates Assemble to Succeed Congressman Peter DeFazio
When U.S. Rep Peter DeFazio, the longest-serving congressman in state history, announced his retirement from Oregon’s 4th Congressional District last week, Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle immediately announced her candidacy. Sara Gelser Blouin (D-Corvallis) and James Manning (D-Eugene), both of whom are up for reelection and would have to surrender their seats to run. Gelser Blouin says she’s weighing a number of factors, including family considerations and where she could have the greatest impact. Manning says numerous supporters have encouraged him to seek DeFazio’s seat, which interests him, but he’s also got unfinished business in Salem. Kalloch, who relocated from Portland to Eugene last year, says he’ll make his decision over the holidays.
Mark Zuckerberg-backed group donates $200,000 to PAC targeting New Orleans Sheriff
The donation is the fifth-largest single contribution to a PAC in a Louisiana election this year. NEW ORLEANS — An organization backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly donated $200,000 to a political action committee aiming to unseat Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman. According to the Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, the group FWD.us, made the donation to the Pac for Justice, who has flooded airwaves with last-minute attack ads against the long-time sheriff. The newspaper says the donation is the fifth-largest single contribution to a PAC in a Louisiana election this year, and the donation represents more money than Gusman's challenger, Susan Hutson, has raised from donors for her entire campaign. FWD.us vice president Zoë Towns said the group is proud to support the PAC "in their work to ensure that the next New Orleans sheriff is committed to advancing ongoing reforms that deliver safety and justice to more New Orleanians."
Glasgow native and former US ambassador to the United Nations visited her hometown and spoke about current issues - News 40
Glasgow native and former US ambassador to the United Nations visited her hometown and spoke about current issuesShare This StoryemailPrintLinkedinRedditGLASGOW, Ky. – Glasgow native Kelly Craft, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, was visiting her hometown Wednesday and toured the Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow Barren County. Kelly Craft was appointed by Donald Trump as the United States ambassador to the United Nations from 2019 until early this year. Craft is a graduate of Glasgow High School and a Barren County native. The former ambassador made a contribution to the Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow Barren County earlier today saying she believes the organization helps bring the best out in children. So, all of our NATO countries that had their troops, they were panicked,” said Craft.
Mysterious mailer roils Orleans Parish sheriff's campaign before Saturday election
A mysterious, misogynistic mailer purporting to be from Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s reelection campaign drew denunciation from the sheriff and his opponent Susan Hutson over the weekend. Gusman said the mailer didn't come from his campaign — and might even be the work of political operatives trying to undermine him. +8 Marlin Gusman, Susan Hutson face fierce runoff supercharged by campaign cash During a primary campaign that centered on his turbulent 17-year tenure, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman largely avoided attacking Susan …The document states up top that there is “NO comparison” between Gusman and Hutson. Probably put out by some who want to sabotage our campaign," Gusman said. “Let me tell you something else: Who is Susan Hutson?
Court experts' proposed congressional map would draw Spanberger out of 7th District
The Supreme Court of Virginia took control of the state’s redistricting process after the new Virginia Redistricting Commission bogged down on partisan lines and failed to draw maps for either of the legislative chambers or the state’s congressional seats. The commission, made up by party-nominated citizens and legislators, ultimately could not come close to compromise. By contrast, the experts tasked by the courts to draw the maps described a friendlier process. The court will hear public comment on the maps on Dec. 15 and Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Below is an initial glimpse at the proposed maps. Congressional seatsMore often than not, Democrats would have a slight edge in Virginia’s U.S. House delegation, but the proposed map doesn’t cement their current 7-4 advantage, according to an analysis by the special masters.
Morning Digest: Vermont's Patrick Leahy, the most senior senator, declines to seek a ninth term
Leahy had no trouble winning the Democratic primary, but he faced a very difficult race that fall against Republican Rep. Richard Mallary. Joe Biden would have won a 25-10 majority of seats in the state Senate and a 46-19 majority in the state House. PPP finds Mastriano edging out 2018 Senate nominee Lou Barletta 18-14, with state Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman in third with 4%. One person who did take his own name out of contention on Sunday, though, is former state Rep. Caleb Jones. ? NE-01: Democratic state Rep. Patty Pansing Brooks said Monday that she would challenge Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who was indicted last month for lying to federal investigators.
Mark Zuckerberg-backed group donates $200,000 to PAC targeting New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman
The tax-exempt group, FWD.us, made the donation to the PAC for Justice on Dec. 1. The PAC for Justice has flooded local airwaves and social media with last-minute attack ads accusing Gusman of self-dealing and mismanagement. The single money drop from Zuckerberg’s group represents more money than Hutson has raised from donors her entire campaign, at $131,000. e-mail address * Sign UpGusman has seized on donations to the PAC for Justice as a campaign issue. Over the weekend, a misogynistic, anti-Hutson mailer attributed to Gusman’s campaign drew condemnation from Gusman and Hutson alike.
Morning Digest: Washington court accepts redistricting board's new maps, even though they came late
Almost every congressional district retains its current presidential performance, according to Dave's Redistricting App, including the two most competitive seats, Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier's 8th and Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler's 3rd. Redistricting? MN Redistricting: Minnesota Republicans, who control the state Senate, have released congressional and legislative proposals; Democrats, who run the House, previously shared maps of their own last month. ? RI Redistricting: Rhode Island's Democratic-run legislature has put out new legislative maps, though lawmakers have not yet released a congressional plan. ? NC-07: Republican state Rep. Jon Hardister, who'd been considering a bid for North Carolina's open 7th District, has announced that he will instead seek re-election. Legislatures? VA State House: A recount in Virginia's 85th State House District certified Republican Karen Greenhalgh as the winner over Democratic Del.
Morning Digest: Republican who bashed 'career politicians' switches House races to accommodate one
House? GA-14: State Rep. Kevin Cooke is the latest Republican to jump into the quickly growing primary for this safely red open seat in northwestern Georgia. ECU has a reputation for spending real money on behalf of its endorsees, so the move suggests Gnibus is the frontrunner for the nod to take on GOP Rep. Mike Kelly. ? TX-17: Former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions has launched his first TV ad ahead of the March 3 primary, backed by only a mere $35,000. ? UT-04: Republican Thom Carter, who is the executive director of the Utah Clean Air Partnership, has announced that he won't mount a campaign against freshman Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams. ? WI-07: With Honor Fund, which supported veterans for office from both parties last cycle, has laid down a $117,000 ad buy for Army veteran Jason Church ahead of the Feb. 18 Republican primary.
Two Oregon state legislators headline primaries for new Congressional District 6
The race to represent Oregon's newest congressional district came into further clarity Wednesday as Republican state Rep. Ron Noble of McMinnville officially declared his candidacy. And, like Congressional District 6, House District 24 was an open seat when he ran for it in 2016. Before serving in the Oregon Legislature, Noble was a career police officer, including serving as McMinnville chief of police from 2006 until 2014. Four other Republican candidates were already vying for Congressional District 6 before Noble jumped into the race Wednesday. Reporter Connor Radnovich covers the Oregon Legislature and state government.
With judges’ ruling in recount, GOP cements two-seat majority in Virginia House of Delegates
The outcome, which a panel of three circuit court judges affirmed Wednesday, gives Republicans a 52-48 majority in the House of Delegates just two years after they lost control of the chamber they’d held for a generation. In 2019, Democrats won a 10-seat majority amid a suburban backlash against then-President Donald Trump, but their reign was short-lived. The GOP roared back to power Nov. 2 with a ticket led by Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin and his running mates, Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears and Attorney General-elect Jason S. Miyares.
Morning Digest: Anti-tax ballot measure activist will challenge Washington's Democratic governor
? IN-01: Democratic state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon announced on Thursday that she's entering the race for Indiana's 1st Congressional District, which recently became open thanks to Rep. Pete Visclosky's retirement. Casha currently represents Morris County on the New Jersey Republican State Committee. He joins Islip Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt in the June GOP primary. The narrator continues, "You don't need to be a rocket scientist to be in Congress, but George is a rocket scientist." It doesn't take a rocket scientist to vote for a rocket scientist."
Rizzo’s public financing bid proved costly, filings show
Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Rizzo spent heavily on consultants and media buys through May 7, but his unsuccessful bid for public financing carried a costly toll, filings submitted to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission show. He spent $20,000 with Arsenal LLC, a Muncie, Indiana, consulting firm, for unspecified media expenses. Election law attorney John Carbone was the single largest recipient of Rizzo campaign funds reported in the filing released Tuesday. Over four payments, three of which coincide with filings for New Jersey’s public fund match program submitted by Rizzo’s campaign, Carbone received $42,500, about a fifth of the campaign’s total spending. The Spadea Consulting Group, a firm run by vaccine-denying radio host Bill Spadea, received $1,750 for a March 25 fundraiser.
Here’s why some Republicans are starting to take Phil Rizzo seriously
Some Republicans believe the former president might endorse Rizzo, especially if anyone from his inner circle wind up working for him. That’s a game changer in a GOP primary. A Project Ready poll last December showed that 77% of New Jersey Republicans believed Trump won the 2020 presidential election. Qualifying for matching funds and real support from Trump Republicans will change the race fast. Rizzo, some Republicans say privately, could knock Ciattarelli off what had largely been viewed as an open runway toward November after Doug Steinhardt exited the race.
Morning Digest: Edwin Edwards is gone, but his legacy in Louisiana politics lives
Nathan Deal ahead of next year's Republican primary. If DeJear decides to enter the race, she would join state Rep. Ras Smith as the second prominent candidate to get in the contest. Brown, who left office following his aborted 2006 run for the Senate, re-emerged on the political stage in 2018 when he launched a primary campaign against then-Gov. Makki finished second in the 2020 Republican primary for this Pinellas County-based district, losing to Anna Paulina Luna 36-28. Attorney Virginia Applebaum is the Democratic candidate taking on former GOP state Rep. April Weaver.
Phil Rizzo seeks GOP nod for Congress to challenge Mikie Sherrill
Phil Rizzo, a businessman and pastor who finished second in the Republican gubernatorial primary last June, will take on two-term Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) in New Jersey’s 11th district. That has some Republicans viewing the 11th as potentially competitive in next year’s mid-term elections, depending on how Sherrill fares in redistricting. As a candidate for governor, Rizzo raised just enough to qualify for matching funds but missed the deadline by one day. Sherrill demonstrated early fundraising prowess as a congressional candidate, amassing more than $1.2 million by the end of 2017. In total, Sherrill has raised over $17.3 million since becoming a candidate for Congress in May 2017.
North Carolina U.S. Representatives David Price and G. K. Butterfield Endorse Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate
Representatives David Price and G. K. Butterfield Endorse Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate RALEIGH: Today, North Carolina U.S. Representatives David Price (NC-04) and G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) announced their endorsement of Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate. “North Carolinians need a champion in the Senate, fighting for them every day, and Cheri Beasley is the best candidate for the job,” said Congressman David Price, (NC-04). She possesses the character and temperament to fight for North Carolina and its values in the United States Senate," said Congressman G. K. Butterfield, (NC-01). Cheri has outraised every candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina since entering the race.
Casha Reflects on the ‘Glory Days’, Launches Campaign for Congress
Casha presented his history lesson to about 100 or so people Tuesday night in a local restaurant as he kicked off his campaign for Congress in the 11th District. Casha, who over the years has been an activist, a fundraiser and a candidate, now represents Morris on the state Republican Committee. Casha’s kickoff was attended by Bill Palatucci, a New Jersey representative on the National Republican Committee. Casha made general comments about the state of today’s national politics. “It doesn’t end tonight, tonight it starts,” Casha said.
Daily Kos Elections' presidential results by congressional district for 2020, 2016, and 2012
Below is our chart of presidential election results for the 2020, 2016, and 2012 according to the congressional district lines that were used in the 2020 elections. For the 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential results according to the district lines used in 2018, click here. For the 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential results according to the district lines used in 2016, click here. For the 2008 and 2012 presidential results according to the district lines used in 2012 and 2014, click here. For the 2000, 2004, and 2008 presidential results according to the district lines used from 2006-10, click here.
Kentucky elections: Republican state Sen. Max Wise eying possible run for governor
Bruce SchreinerAssociated PressFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Max Wise, who has played a key role in shaping Kentucky education policy as a committee chairman, said Wednesday he’s strongly considering a bid for governor in 2023. “People right now feel like their values are being trampled upon,” Wise told The Associated Press in a phone interview. The state school board followed up with an emergency regulation requiring masks in public schools. More politics:Five takeaways from Kentucky's GOP-only 2021 Fancy Farm political picnicThough the election is two years away, considerable jockeying is under way among Republicans eyeing the governor’s race. Craft, whose personal family wealth would give her a built-in ability to mount a campaign, has said she’s “seriously considering” entering the governor’s race.
Maryland General Assembly overrides Hogan’s veto of new congressional map
In his veto letter, Hogan offered comparisons of the racial makeup of the districts drawn by his citizens commission versus those drawn by legislators. He said that the citizen plan has four districts in which minorities constitute more than 50 percent of the voting-age population but that the map approved by the legislature has three districts that have the same racial makeup. He said “true representation of Maryland” would allow minority voters to elect a candidate of their choice in at least 50 percent of the districts.
Jackson County Sheriff announces candidacy for U.S. Congress
Victoria, TX (77901)TodayCloudy skies with a few showers after midnight. Areas of dense fog. Winds light and variable. Areas of dense fog. Winds light and variable.
Hogan-Aligned Group Announces Plans for Lawsuit Against Just-Approved Congressional Redistricting Plan – Maryland Matters
Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. announced Wednesday that it will seek to overturn the congressional redistricting plan approved by the Democratic supermajority in the General Assembly. Under that map, crafted by Legislative Redistricting Advisory Committee (LRAC), Democrats would maintain electoral advantages in seven of the state’s eight congressional districts. The biggest changes from the state’s current congressional map involve the Eastern Shore-based 1st District, represented by Rep. Andrew P. Harris (R), a Trump-aligned conservative. In announcing its plan to sue, Fair Maps Maryland spokesman Doug Mayer said, “this level of gerrymandering is voter suppression.”According to Maryland State Board of Elections voter registration statistics, about 55% of Maryland voters are Democrats and 24% are Republicans. “It’s a sad day in Maryland,” said Mayer, a Hogan strategist and former communications director, in a statement.
Michael Cloud one of three Texas Republicans to vote against resolution on Capitol police
A Politico report from earlier Wednesday stated that Congressional Trump allies tried "to scrub references to the insurrection" from the resolution. "Instead of simply being about honoring the Capitol Police who bravely protected the Capitol on January 6th, Speaker Pelosi included damaging language that unnecessarily weighs down the bill. Republican U.S. Reps. Jodey Arrington of Lubbock and Kevin Brady of the Woodlands did not vote, but 30 other House members from Texas, including Democrats and Republicans, backed the resolution. Several Texas members braced themselves that day for hand-to-hand street combat but were able to escape to safety thanks to the police and successful barricades. The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
California Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula charged with child cruelty
The Fresno County district attorney charged California Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) on Tuesday with one misdemeanor count of cruelty to a child, three months after the state legislator was arrested on suspicion of injuring one of his daughters. Arambula said he will take a voluntary leave of absence from the Assembly, according to a statement released by his attorney. AdvertisementThe child said Arambula was responsible for the injury and police called the assemblyman and his wife to the school, where he was taken into custody, Dyer said. “For those of us who know and respect Assembly Member Arambula, we know this has been a difficult experience for him and his family,” Rendon said. His father, Juan Arambula, served in the Assembly and on the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.
Morning Digest: David Jolly busted for trying to scrub Scientology ties from his Wikipedia page
? FL-18: Wealthy physician Mark Freeman is running his first TV ad, well ahead of the August GOP primary for this competitive open seat. ? NJ-07: Rep. Leonard Lance only beat perennial candidate David Larsen by a 54-46 margin in the 2014 GOP primary, and Larsen is back for another round. Babinec unsuccessfully auditioned for a county Republican Party endorsement in February, but it's far from clear which side he'll end up taking more votes from. Scott Walker, while Kloppenburg, who narrowly lost an infamous Supreme Court race five years ago, had the support of state Democrats. The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir and Jeff Singer, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, and Stephen Wolf.
Nail-biter for family leave bill reveals tough realities for working moms
To help pass a new family leave law. The clock ticked as green lights slowly appeared on an electronic board, indicating yes votes next to lawmakers’ names. The Fresno Democrat had tried, as leader of the caucus of moderate Democrats, to water down or block the family leave bill, saying it was too onerous on small businesses. Most moderate Democrats did not vote for family leave job protection, including several who are mothers. Asked if it was because moderate Democrats were rebelling over his support for family leave, Arambula declined to answer.
Arambula Eyeing Congressional Run Following Nunes Exit. Other Moves Afoot.
Fresno Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula is considering a congressional run, multiple sources tell GV Wire. A spokesperson for Fresno City Council president Luis Chavez says he is also considering a congressional run. The most recent city financial reports shows more than $74,000 in his city council account. And, if Esparza decides to run for Assembly, that would create an opening for the District 7 Fresno City Council seat representing central and east Fresno. The proposed congressional seat would include portions of 22nd Congressional District, currently represented by Devin Nunes, R-Tulare.
Morning Digest: Jim Jordan, bellicose Trump defender, eyes a Senate bid in Ohio
Whaley didn't indicate which office she'd prefer but seemed especially motivated to stop Jordan from representing Ohio in the Senate, saying, "If Jim Jordan decides to run [for Senate], it is highly likely he will win that primary. Senate? AZ-Sen: Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich was reportedly likely to run for Arizona's governorship, but with Gov. But Yee hasn't committed to a gubernatorial bid, and in fact she's now also surfaced as a possible Senate candidate. Jones made a bid for Senate once before when he was still a Democrat, losing the 2008 primary in a runoff to former state Rep. Jim Martin. Meanwhile, Republican state Sen. Jim Hendren, a nephew of term-limited Gov.
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Rand Paul's experimental cloning project a success so far
Last month, Howey Politics also great mentioned Coat's Chief of Staff Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, as well as the other four GOP House members. Should Pence surprise us and depart for New Hampshire, state Sen. Jim Merritt is a potential candidate, and Lt. Gov. Should Pence get chosen as the vice presidential nominee, the Indiana Republican State Committee would need to replace him on the gubernatorial ballot, and Bosma and Ellspermann would definitely get some attention. Peck also gives us some new Democratic names for just MD-06, telling us that state Sen. Brian Feldman, Del. Four years ago, state Sen. Larry Bliss made headlines when he quit his post because he was unemployed and could not find work in his home state.
Philly Lawyer May Join GOP Field Running for US Senate Seat
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — George Bochetto, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer and Republican whose cases have often landed in the public spotlight, said Thursday that he is seriously considering running for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat. In a brief interview, Bochetto, 69, said he is “looking at it very, very seriously and it’s very likely” that he will decide to run. Bochetto has considered running for mayor many times in the heavily Democratic city of Philadelphia, and ran briefly in 1999 before ending his candidacy. Bochetto also helped write the defense brief in former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial earlier this year, he said. The Republican primary field for U.S. Senate is in flux, with Mehmet Oz — best known as the host of TV’s “Dr.
GOP Braces for Trump to Fuck Up Their Georgia Hopes Again
Like a lot of Georgia Republicans, Karynn Walker reacted with a resigned sigh to the latest turn of her state’s seemingly never-ending GOP civil war. “I’m going to have a whole lot of aspirin beside me, because I really do like both of them.”But Georgia Republicans will have to choose. Trump has never forgiven Kemp for refusing to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in Georgia. There is little pretense, from any corner of the party, that the primary ahead is about anything other than Trump. “I guess we’ll give Donald Trump what he wants,” Shepherd said, invoking an offhand remark from Trump at a rally months ago.
Morning Digest: Suburban Kansas district that flipped to Democrats in 2018 got even bluer last year
Against this backdrop, Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids was able to wrest this seat from Republicans in the 2018 blue wave; they did little to try to win it back last year. If you haven't done so yet, you'll want to bookmark our complete data set with presidential results by congressional district for all 50 states, which we're updating continuously. In response to Fetterman's new comments, former Republican Rep. Ryan Costello engaged in some Twitter trash-talk, declaring, "If I ran I would smoke Fetterman in the suburbs." We also double-checked and can confirm that Costello is the last person who should be talking smack, because in 2018, he huffily abandoned his bid for re-election after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court undid the GOP's gerrymander and made his 6th Congressional District bluer. Aruna Miller has filed FEC paperwork for a bid in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, but she's not planning to challenge Rep. David Trone, a fellow Democrat.
Fredon Mayor John Flora jumps into Republican primary for 5th Congressional District seat
FREDON — Fredon Mayor John P. Flora on Thursday announced his entry into the Republican primary in the 5th Congressional District. Flora, a former township school board member, joins Frank Pallotta as announced candidates for the June primary. A state redistricting commission is currently looking at lines for both congressional and state legislative districts. Previously, Flora served for 10 years on the Fredon Board of Education, including nine as board president. Joining the growing national voice of Republican and conservative office-holders and candidates, he said public school students "are not getting an education; they are getting an indoctrination.
Morning Digest: Keisha Lance Bottoms shocks Atlanta with decision not to seek re-election as mayor
Bottoms was facing a competitive re-election fight in this November's nonpartisan primary, though she insisted it didn't play a role in her decision not to run. Instead, the AJC writes, "Some City Hall insiders say they believe the looming Reed revival certainly factored into" Bottoms' departure. ? MD-Gov, MD-06: Democratic Rep. David Trone had been considering a bid for Maryland's open governorship next year, but he announced on Friday that he'd seek re-election for a third term instead. Just hours before Jackson announced his departure, the field to succeed him grew when City Councilman Basheer Jones launched a mayoral bid. ? New York, NY Mayor: The June 22 instant-runoff Democratic primary in New York City is fast approaching, and three more candidates for mayor have launched their first TV ads.
North Carolina’s Mark Walker staying in Senate race, for now
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Walker poses for a photo in Mount Airy, N.C. Walker said in an interview, Thursday, Dec. 9, he plans to remain in the U.S. Senate race through the end of the year. (AP Photo/Bryan Anderson)FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Walker poses for a photo in Mount Airy, N.C. Walker said in an interview, Thursday, Dec. 9, he plans to remain in the U.S. Senate race through the end of the year. Trump in June endorsed U.S. Rep. Ted Budd in the closely watched GOP Senate primary that both Walker and former Gov. Budd and Walker are Trump loyalists competing for his base of supporters, while McCrory generally appeals to more moderate Republicans. Walker pushed back against reports that he had decided after his meeting with Trump to end his Senate bid.
Healey’s big hire
Healey’s big hireSCOOP: HEALEY STAFFS UP — State Attorney General Maura Healey has hired veteran Democratic strategist Mindy Myers as a general consultant for her as-yet-to-be-announced 2022 campaign. She worked with Boston Turnout Project's IEPAC in support of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's campaign and is a partner at MZL Media. Anthony Collins joins as organizing director after a successful run as field director for Kendra Hicks’ Boston City Council campaign. Emily Neckes joins as finance director, the same position she held on Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell’s mayoral campaign. by Steve Brown, WBUR: "[Baker campaign advisor] Jim Conroy said they are happy to provide refunds to any donors who ask.
EMILY’s List Endorses Tina Kotek for Governor of Oregon
For Immediate ReleaseDecember 10, 2021EMILY’s List Endorses Tina Kotek for Governor of OregonWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Tina Kotek for governor of Oregon. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:"Tina Kotek is a proven fighter for opportunity and justice, and EMILY’s List is thrilled to stand with her as she runs for governor of Oregon. When she returned to Oregon, Kotek worked as a policy advocate for the Oregon Food Bank, the policy director for Children First for Oregon, and then was elected to the Oregon state House in 2006. EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. More than 40% of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color.
‘The most contested’ remap in decades
‘The most contested’ remap in decades Presented by AARPTGIF, Illinois. It’s probably the most contested and conflicted process in decades,” said Vargas, referring to our recent report that a draft map showed Ald. “We have no reason to be buying flags of our own state that are made in other countries," state Sen. Steve Stadelmen (D-Rockford), said in a statement. Gilbert Villegas (36th) said the club could not reach terms with Chicago Public Schools, the property owner,” by Sun-Times’ David Roeder. Email to [email protected]HAPPY BIRTHDAYToday: former Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, state Sen. Jacqueline “Jacqui” Collins, Ald.
Wes Moore Picks Ex-Delegate Aruna Miller to Be His Running Mate – Maryland Matters
Aruna Miller’s husband bought her Wes Moore’s book, “The Other Wes Moore,” for her birthday this year. “I completely OD’d on Wes Moore,” Miller recalled in an interview Wednesday. Moore said Miller meets all his criteria for an ideal candidate for lieutenant governor. “I certainly never planned to be a lieutenant governor,” Miller said. Everybody told me, ‘You’ve got to meet Wes Moore,’ and I was like, ‘oh, OK, I’ll meet Wes Moore.’ Not only did he have me at hello, but by the end of our first conversation, I said to myself, ‘This guy is the future of Maryland.
Voting Rights Roundup: New York City may soon grant local voting rights to permanent legal residents
State Supreme Court Elections? NC Supreme Court: North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson announced this week that she would not run for re-election, though even if she'd sought and won another eight-year term, she'd have only been able to serve another year because she'd soon hit the state's mandatory retirement age of 72. J.B. Pritzker signed Illinois' new congressional map on Tuesday, which the state's Democratic-run legislature passed last month. Kevin Stitt signed Oklahoma's new congressional and legislative maps on Monday, following their recent passage along party lines in the state's Republican-run legislature. The legislative maps, meanwhile, replace maps passed earlier this year, prior to the release of 2020 census data, that relied on population estimates. The majority was also unclear as to whether its decision applies only to Wisconsin's legislative maps, or also to its congressional districts.
Morning Digest: Blasting GOP's new map as 'racially gerrymandered,' veteran Black congressman quits
Hours before Spectrum News' Reuben Jones broke the news of the congressman's departure, Democratic state Sen. Don Davis told The Insider he would be interested in running for an open seat. ? OH Redistricting: Both chambers in Ohio's Republican-run legislature passed the GOP's new congressional map on Thursday, sending it to Republican Gov. Neil Parrott has announced that he'll seek a rematch against Democratic Rep. David Trone "no matter what the map looks like." ? MT-01: Democratic state Rep. Laurie Bishop announced Wednesday that she was ending her congressional campaign in order to run for re-election. Little edged out Labrador 37-33, but the defeated congressman soon rebounded by narrowly winning a 2019 race for state GOP chair.
Morning Digest: New GOP gerrymander could elect 11-3 GOP majority in swing state North Carolina
This includes splitting Democratic Rep. Kathy Manning's home county of Guilford between three districts, stranding her in a dark-red 11th District with GOP Rep. Virginia Foxx. Redistricting? AL Redistricting: Republican Gov. ? DE Redistricting: Democratic Gov. The end-goal is to oust sophomore Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas—either at the ballot box, or by convincing him not to seek re-election. ? TX-37: Democratic state Rep. Gina Hinojosa, who hadn't ruled out a bid for Texas' new 37th District, says she'll run for re-election to the legislature instead.
North Carolina Supreme Court delays March primary by two months over lawsuits challenging GOP-led redistricting
The directive delays all primary races across the state, not just those in areas affected by the redistricting. The move also puts a freeze on new candidate filings for anyone running for office in North Carolina in 2022. After the filing period opened on Monday, the State Board of Elections said more than 1,400 candidates filed to run. Those who already processed their paperwork should not have to refile.
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Voting Rights Roundup: Top North Carolina court halts filing, a sign it could block GOP gerrymanders
North Carolina's filing period was set to begin on Monday at 12 PM ET, but a three-judge panel on the state Court of Appeals indefinitely delayed filing for legislative and congressional candidates that morning. Redistricting? Alaska: Officials in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, a fast-growing community of 100,000 residents located north of Anchorage (and often known as "Mat-Su"), have filed a lawsuit in state court challenging the state's new legislative maps. Under state law, the panel was required to produce a new map by Nov. 30 but was unable to do so. Henry McMaster has quickly signed the new state legislative maps passed by the Republican-run legislature with a number of Democratic votes earlier this week. ? Vermont: Vermont's Apportionment Board has advanced proposed legislative maps to state lawmakers, though because the panel is advisory in nature, legislators are not obligated to consider its plans.
Maryland General Assembly passes new congressional map solidifying Democrats’ power
Maryland Democrats repeatedly stressed this week that the new map was drawn to keep as many people in the same congressional districts as possible and to keep the core of the districts the same. In turn, this commitment to minimally disrupting the map also kept incumbents in their districts — in some cases just barely, such as in Districts 2 and 3, where incumbents’ residences in Cockeysville and Towson, respectively, are very close to the boundary lines.
Democrats Could Have Gerrymandered Away a GOP Seat. Why Didn’t They?
Maryland Democrats “should not content themselves with some sort of good-government, everybody-high-five, we-kept-ourselves-pure” attitude, one national Democratic strategist told me. Those Maryland Democrats who staved off an 8–0 Democratic map “should not content themselves with some sort of good-government, everybody-high-five, we-kept-ourselves-pure” attitude, as one national Democratic strategist told me. In the last round of redistricting following the 2010 census, Maryland Democrats went from a 6–2 Democratic map to a 7–1 map. By going for an 8–0 Democratic map, then, Maryland Democrats wouldn’t just be helping the national party offset Republicans’ national redistricting advantage. Had the congressional delegation achieved consensus in favor of an 8–0 map, Democrats might have been able to roll through his opposition.
Years-long dispute over jail size a key issue in race for sheriff
But a debate over the size of the jail facility began more than a decade ago, when the jail was still holding over three thousand people and was seen as a proxy for competing visions of the criminal legal system as a whole. Shortly after, at a forum, Gusman said he thought the jail would need to be at least twice that size. Landrieu’s jail working group also continued to meet in order to come to a final determination on the correct size of the jail. Local detainees have since been returned to the New Orleans jail. “But, instead of that wasteful spending, we have a jail facility that will house the current population.
New Mexico’s Oil Boom: Bounty for One of the Country’s Poorest States
LOCO HILLS, N.M. — At the diner she manages in the heart of New Mexico’s oil country, Joni Moorhead talks to roughnecks all day long about potholed roads, cramped lodging camps, soaring rents — and state politics. “I’d load up my guns for the fighting if we could just secede and join Texas,” said Ms. Moorhead from Loco Hills, population about 125. “They love the money from our oil up in Santa Fe. But they treat us like dirt .”Ms. Moorhead, 42, may sound more extreme than most. A frenetic oil boom is laying bare this divide, while suddenly lifting one of the poorest states in the country into the top ranks of global oil producers.
Morning Digest: No, that Georgia poll showing a 'tied' primary for governor doesn't actually show it
Their intent here is to target Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell, who first won office last year by ousting Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres-Small 54-46 in a rematch. He ran in 2002 for what was then the 21st District and lost the GOP primary to none other than Nunes 37-33. State Rep. Julie Fahey, though, quickly took her name out of contention. ? TX-01: Businessman Joe McDaniel has joined the Republican primary for this safely red open seat in East Texas. The office will be on the ballot next year for a full four-year term, and the winner of the September Democratic primary should have no trouble in the general election.
State House passes redistricting map supported by Indigenous communities
The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a bill Friday night adopting a redistricting map based on a consensus from Native American communities including Navajo Nation and the Pueblos. House Bill 8, which passed the chamber on a 43-23 vote, draws new lines for House districts and aims to correct past injustices, sponsor Rep. Daymon Ely, D-Corrales, said. Supporters say Native American communities are traditionally undercounted in the U.S. Census and therefore underrepresented in the House of Representatives. The population is based on U.S. Census data, but there can be districts that are undercounted, especially in minority areas. Related: State House map backed by tribal governments heads to House floorRep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, who voted against the bill, argued that HB8 would reduce the Hispanic voice in the state Legislature.
Senate Dems at odds with Native American governments over Senate redistricting
The original proposal, SB 2, adopted a Native American consensus plan that was recommended to the Legislature by the state’s Citizen Redistricting Committee to create stronger Native American voting districts. “And so I was approached by the minority party with ideas.”Earlier this year, a statewide Native American coalition presented a consensus map to the newly formed Citizen Redistricting Committee. “I stand in strong support of Senate Bill 2, without the amendment,” Pope said. “I agree that it is really important to honor and respect the incredible work that the Native American coalition has been putting in over the last eight months,” Duhigg said. On Friday, the House approved a proposal to redraw its member’s districts, keeping the tribal consensus map intact.
Listening to GOP lawmakers, Pa. House committee doesn’t vote on citizen-drawn map
The plan, which House State Government Committee Chairperson Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, announced last week, was scheduled for a committee vote Monday but did not come up. Even that Senate draft made use of Holt’s equal population map, which she said no one specifically reached out and requested. She pointed to an Oct. 28 House hearing on redistricting that emphasized the importance of equal population districts in congressional districts. Therefore, drawing equal population districts is “the safest bet, because there is going to be litigation anyway. Citing this hearing, Grove argued a no deviation map was necessary, and defended the Holt map as a non-partisan citizen submission that met that requirement.
Morning Digest: Another suburban surge saw Biden flip key Michigan district that Romney won in 2012
Former state Rep. Tim Kelly raised very little, and Kildee handily beat him 54-42. Veteran Republican Rep. Fred Upton, however, again ran well ahead of the ticket and won his 18th term 56-40. The following year, Ward was selected to run the state Republican Party and quickly brought the organization into disrepute. J.B. Pritzker, Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger tells Politico, "I never rule anything out." House? CA-08: Republican Rep. Paul Cook resigned Monday to take his spot on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
Marlin Gusman faces runoff with Susan Hutson in Orleans Parish sheriff race
With his tenure dogged by questions about conditions inside the jail and Saturday's ballot packed with four challengers, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is headed for a runoff election. Between 2015 and 2019, 14 people died in Sheriff’s Office custody. +3 Are high New Orleans jail phone call rates necessary? Sheriff Marlin Gusman and challengers at odds When people locked up in the New Orleans jail call their loved ones, the costs add up fast. e-mail address * Sign UpGusman’s critics jeered at a City Council meeting earlier this week when he skipped a planned hearing on his 2022 budget.
NM lawmakers OK new congressional map
Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – A congressional map that splits Albuquerque and reshapes the political landscape in New Mexico won final approval Saturday from state lawmakers. The 1st Congressional District would continue to cover most of Albuquerque and the East Mountains. The election forecasting website FiveThirtyEight.com – owned by ABC News – rates the proposed district as Democratic-leaning, based on its own analysis. ? The 2nd Congressional District now held by Republican Yvette Herrell of Alamogordo would have a 6 percentage point Democratic lean, according to the Research & Polling analysis of past elections. ? The 3rd Congressional District now held by Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez of Santa Fe would have a 12 point Democratic lean, according to the Research & Polling analysis.
Idaho Lt. Gov. Blames Public Records Mess on Press, Lawyers
AMMON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Lt. Gov. The Idaho Press Club sued McGeachin in July after several journalists said she wrongly denied public record requests for materials relating to her new Education Task Force. He also ordered her to pay the Idaho Press Club's legal fees. The Associated Press accurately reported that the Idaho Press Club requested that the lieutenant governor be held in contempt of court. McGeachin and Macomber also took aim at the Idaho Attorney General's office, saying its bad legal advice led to the public records dust-up.
Susan Hutson defeats Marlin Gusman in Orleans Parish sheriff's race
First-time candidate Susan Hutson toppled 17-year incumbent Marlin Gusman in the Orleans Parish sheriff’s race on Saturday, a stunning rebuke for a seasoned New Orleans politician and a sign that the local progressive movement to reform the criminal justice system is here to stay. Like Williams, Hutson trailed by a sizable margin in the primary. e-mail address * Sign UpAn incumbent with baggageIn contrast to Hutson, Gusman is a blue chip New Orleans politician with local roots. Now back in charge of the jail, Gusman argued he was within reach of finally fulfilling the consent decree — as long as the city builds the special needs jail for people with health problems. She backs Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s plan to renovate part of the main Orleans Justice Center instead.
Brattleboro's Becca Balint adds her name to those running for U.S. House
Associated PressMONTPELIER — The first woman and first openly gay person to serve as the president of the Vermont State Senate said Monday that she's running to occupy the state's lone U.S. House seat. Becca Balint, of Brattleboro, is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the position. "I'm running because I believe that, even with the challenges of today, we cannot back away from fighting for each other," Balint said in a statement. Molly Gray has already announced she will seek the nomination for the House seat. Election 2022:'Vermont families are struggling': Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch to seek Senate seat'Uniquely positive figure':Senator Patrick Leahy's legacy of human rights, war reparations
The Point: Once more into the breach for Kaiman?
A large Democratic field developed, and Suffolk County Deputy County Executive Jon Kaiman was one of five candidates to jump in, finishing third to Tom Suozzi, the former two-term Nassau County executive. Now, Kaiman says he’s seriously considering another run for the seat. Speaking to The Point Wednesday, Kaiman said, "I’m looking at my options for putting a run together over the next few weeks. But Kaiman said he’s spoken to Suozzi at length, and thinks he is committed to his Albany run. Josh Lafazan told The Point Thursday he is "seriously considering a run," and will make a final decision soon.
Former San Antonio councilwoman makes it official — she’s running for Congress
San Antonio – It’s official. Former San Antonio Councilwoman Rebecca Viagrán confirmed she will run for Congress. Viagrán kicked off her campaign for the 35th Congressional District seat during a public event on Saturday. The campaign kickoff began at 10 a.m. at VFW Post #76, located on 10th Street in downtown San Antonio. “I have been a faithful servant, a public servant to San Antonio, to my community, and to the region for these eight years and beyond.
Ivey Poll Shows He Has Early Lead in CD-4 Democratic Primary – Maryland Matters
The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), a liberal-leaning firm based in Raleigh, N.C., had Ivey the choice of 31% of likely Democratic primary voters, compared to 8% who said they were supported former state Del. The automated survey of 403 likely voters, taken Dec. 8 and 9, had a 4.9-point margin of error. He spent two terms as state’s attorney, from 2002 to 2010, and ran unsuccessfully for the 4th District House seat in 2016. The poll did not test the support of former U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D), who reportedly is mulling the race. Meanwhile, Lewis’ campaign announced last week that he had raised more than $100,000 in just over a month of fundraising.
LUPE Votes backs entrepreneur as progressive candidate for District 15
After launching a search for a progressive candidate to rally behind, LUPE Votes found their candidate for U.S. House District 15 in a young entrepreneur who co-owns one of the most prominent businesses in the Rio Grande Valley. Instead of seeking reelection to his current seat, Gonzalez is now running in neighboring U.S. District 34 after District 15 became more competitive. LUPE Votes reached out to Vallejo along with other community organizers informing them of their search for a progressive candidate through their “We the Pueblo” campaign. In addition to co-owning Los Portales, she also co-owns Hustle + Socialize, a women’s entrepreneurship conference held in San Antonio once a year. “When I think of Los Portales I also think about why I’m running for Congress,” she said.
Campaign Season; A Familiar Name at an Unfamiliar Game
On his campaign stationery, David Scott, the Democratic nominee in Georgia's 13th District, lists Hank Aaron as his campaign treasurer. He is the real McCoy, the Hank Aaron who holds the major league record for career home runs. Mr. Scott is married to Mr. Aaron's sister Alfredia.
Lawmaker who recited words of lobbyist also took payday lenders’ donations • OpenSecrets
In 2008, as the global financial crisis came to a head, the payday loan industry gave Scott more than $17,000, as shown in the table below. CFPB was a creation of Dodd-Frank Act, set up to ensure that credit agencies are lending responsibly to consumers. According to the Federal Trade Commission, payday lenders charge as much as 390 percent annual interest on short-term loans. These loans often go to Americans who wouldn’t be approved for traditional credit through banks, credit unions or credit cards, the Pew Research Center found in 2012. Many of the House members at the hearing last week have received campaign contributions from payday lenders.
A well-known Colorado Republican may run to unseat Lauren Boebert in 2022
A well-known Western Slope Republican may launch a primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert next year. Boebert’s 3rd District, which spans across western Colorado into Pueblo, leans heavily in Republicans’ favor, meaning it would be difficult for a Democrat to dislodge the controversial first-term congresswoman. U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Garfield County, takes the stage at the Western Conservative Summit on June 19, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver. (Olivia Sun, The Colorado Sun)There’s already a Republican running to unseat Boebert next year: Marina Zimmerman, who lives near Durango. Both would be critical in a bid to unseat Boebert.
Idaho Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Humphreys Talks About Campaign
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Morning Digest: Top-tier Democrat challenging Boebert drops out after Colorado adopts new maps
Redistricting? IA Redistricting: Republican Gov. ? MA Redistricting: Republican Gov. Governors? CO-Gov: A new poll from Democratic pollster Global Strategy Group on behalf of the liberal group ProgressNow Colorado finds Democratic Gov. ? TX-Gov: A new poll from the University of Texas at Austin for the Texas Tribune finds Republican Gov. House? CA-21: Democrat Angel Lara, a former aide to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has abandoned his bid for California's 21st Congressional District.
Morning Digest: When the disarray is real: Meet the Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania
? OK Redistricting: Oklahoma’s Republican-run legislature passed new congressional and legislative maps on Friday, sending them to Republican Gov. Josh Green’s allies at 314 Action Fund have released a Public Policy Polling survey that shows him dominating next August’s Democratic primary. ? MA-Gov: YouGov’s poll for UMass Amherst and WCVB again finds Republican Gov. Democratic Gov. : President Joe Biden has appointed Theresa Greenfield, the 2020 Democratic Senate nominee in Iowa, to a U.S. Department of Agriculture post as the state’s director of rural development.
This Georgia congressman is one of the lousiest Democrats in the House—and he may get a primary
Georgia Rep. David ScottGeorgia Rep. David Scott has long been one of the lousiest Democrats in the House, and he may be in for a primary challenge in his safely blue suburban Atlanta seat. Owens opposed Scott once before, in 2014, but he raised very little money and ultimately lost by a lopsided 82-18 margin. Owens took over as chair of the Cobb County Democrats in November of 2016 ahead of a very successful cycle for Team Blue in this ancestrally red county, so if he runs again, he may earn more notice. In 2016, he endorsed Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson’s bid for re-election, declaring of his home-state senator, “He's my friend. It’s not just Scott’s damaging displays of "bipartisanship" that makes him so awful: He’s often a bad vote, too.
Morning Digest: New Maryland map aims to target Republicans and shield Democrats from primaries
But while there's no escaping that this map is a Democratic gerrymander, it's a half-hearted one at best. The plan would shred the swingy, GOP-held 10th District and make it all but impossible for Democrats to hold the open the 17th District while pushing Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle into Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick's 1st District. Boyle reacted indignantly to the proposal, with a spokesperson accusing Street, the son of former Philly Mayor John Street, of "conspiring with Republicans to push a gerrymandered Republican map for personal political gain." ? NY-Gov, NY-AG: Attorney General Tish James on Thursday abruptly ended her six-week old Democratic primary campaign against Gov. Hutson's most prominent supporter is District Attorney Jason Williams, whose own victory last year represented a big win for criminal justice reformers.
Nancy Pelosi endorses Tom Perez in Maryland governor’s race
“One of the big things facing all of the candidates is name recognition, and … there are a handful of national figures that an average primary voter could identify, and having such a high-profile endorsement like that certainly does help to generate attention on the race,” said Mileah Kromer, an associate political science professor and director of the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics at Goucher College. “What will be most significant is not just the endorsement itself: It’s whether the endorsement comes with additional resources, if she helps drive up his fundraising efforts, if she appears alongside him here in the state.”
Spirit Lake Republican Dave Rowley looks to succeed Sen. Zach Whiting
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The race to replace one-term state Sen. Zach Whiting, R-Spirit Lake, is coming into sharper focus. The Osceola County Daily News reported on Nov. 2 that Spirit Lake businesswoman and Dickinson County resident Barb Clayton said that she wanted to run. Kim Reynolds set Dec. 14 as the date for the special election. Under state law, the governor "shall order, not later than five days from the date the vacancy exists, a special election, giving not less than forty days’ notice of such election." So far, Democrats have not nominated a candidate for the special election in the district, where registered Republicans account for the majority of voters.
Morning Digest: Days after praising Idaho's governor, Trump backs his far-right primary foe
Redistricting? AK Redistricting: Alaska's redistricting commission agreed on a new state Senate map on Tuesday, with the board's three Republican appointees voting in favor and its two independent members against. Republican Rep. Scott Franklin, who represents the current 15th, would instead find himself in the redder 28th District. ? NH-Sen: WMUR reports that wealthy businessman Bill Binnie, who took a distant third in the 2010 Senate Republican primary, is interested in another try, but there's no word from Binnie himself. Governors? AR-Gov: Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lost her last notable Republican primary foe on Tuesday night when Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that she was switching to the race for lieutenant governor. ? IL-17: Two new Democrats announced campaigns for Illinois' revamped 17th Congressional District on Wednesday, former state Rep. Litesa Wallace and former TV meteorologist Eric Sorensen.
State Sen. Scott Martin of Lancaster joins GOP field for Pennsylvania governor
Read moreHARRISBURG — A Republican state senator from southcentral Pennsylvania said Saturday that he will run for governor, adding to the GOP’s double-digits-deep primary field aiming to take on the presumed Democratic nominee, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in next year’s election. Sen. Scott Martin, of Lancaster County, announced it in a video on his campaign website and Facebook page. He becomes the second Republican state senator in a field that is roughly a dozen deep and likely to grow. Martin, 49, a former county commissioner, was first elected in 2016, and is the Senate’s Education Committee chair. However, he has the advantage of being from a growing county that has the fourth-most registered Republicans in the state.
Bleeding Heartland
Democratic State Senator Pam Jochum will not be a candidate for governor in 2022, she confirmed to Bleeding Heartland on November 1. The longtime senator from Dubuque seriously considered the gubernatorial race in recent months. In a written statement, Jochum said she had been “humbled by the outpouring of support” for a potential candidacy. Jochum did not endorse any other contender but expressed her best wishes to those seeking to make Reynolds a one-term governor. Other Democrats who have not ruled out the race include State Auditor Rob Sand and U.S. Representative Cindy Axne.
Democratic primary for attorney general fizzles out
A week ago, the Democratic field in the primary for state attorney general was expected to only grow. "After I launched my campaign, Letitia James announced that she is seeking re-election as Attorney General. Tish has been a tireless leader for New York as our Attorney General, including in the fight for reproductive rights," Vullo said in a statement released by her campaign. "I greatly admire the work Tish has done as Attorney General and she has my full and unwavering support for her re-election. State Sen. Michael Gianaris and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez are not expected to run.
violence as redemption
My argument here is not with that essay, or whether or not it is a “Christmas film.” My argument here is that violence as redemption goes way deeper than Die Hard. When any movement (whether USAmerica or Christianity or any other movement) is founded on “violence as redemption” it is difficult to stray far from that core tenet because it gets built into everything that follows. Here we have a scene of sexual violence and child abuse. Attributing her pregnancy to a so-called “holy spirit” of a god-the-father does not mitigate the violence, it makes it even more abusive. Here is more violence: this child is doomed from the start, born into poverty in an occupied land with no prospects ahead but certain death.
Under your feet, the water is rising.
Via MIT Technology ReviewThis is a short post but fairly important to those who live along any coast. Where I live in the UK, winter storms and flooding have caused visible damage, but they always have. More importantly, sewage dumps have become common and problematic. The progressives among us blame it on lax Tory regulation, privatisation, and a lack of investment to update Victorian infrastructure. All of these contribute, but the physical reality of rising groundwater, increasing storm runoff and a culture that tends to blame the obvious doesn’t help.
Tragic Comedy
An old formula of comedy asserts; tragedy plus time equals comedy—aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the show? They have taken what usually would be comedic figures, elevated them, and turned the country’s fortunes into tragedy. In response to an anti-Arab/Muslim bigot, John McCain, vying for the presidency against Barack Obama, said, “No, ma’am. If it were not so tragic, a party in the thrall of a liar, someone less than an intellectual, without principles and legendarily dishonest, would be funny. McConnell reasons, the left will destroy America: “You pass the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, you have fundamentally changed this country, fundamentally changed it into an unproductive place with significant unemployment and huge problems,” McConnell said.
Kagro in the Morning podcast (AUDIO): Monday, December 13, 2021
They’re now modern folk heroes, and congress has slapped on competition knee pads to sprint after all of them. When antifa didn’t show, Trumpanistas had no one to fight but the police. Wouldn't it almost be cool to have a mob kill for you? Mike Pence disagrees and discovers it is equally uncool to have that mob kill you. Peter Navarro tries to pull an Eichmann, which didn’t really work for Eichmann, btw.
Another Covid Death. Meanwhile we're nearly at 800,000 in America
Man whose wife won a court battle to treat his COVID-19 with ivermectin has died. His widow Darla Smith is obviously going through a difficult time, and is dealing with a great deal of anger. Trust me, you do not want this burden.”One of the few things different about this is that Darla Smith is having doubts about God after going through this. Reading through the report of Keith Smith’s death, only one line is given to something that might have made a difference. Meanwhile…Somewhere, sometime very soon now, if it hasn’t already happened, we will hit 800,000 Americans dead from Covid.
The Daily Bucket
a westerly bayThe Daily Bucket is a nature refuge. December 9-12, 2021SalishSea, PacificNorthwestWhere I live in the islands of the Salish Sea, the sky changes radically from day to day in winter. Sometimes it’s just socked in, grey from horizon to horizon, usually raining also, not great days to be out. ??December 9:a southeasterly bay, with first quarter moon visiblesame baythe westerly bay on a moderately calm day?? December 11: and again, this time looking directly west rather than southwest. Our late Bucket is open now for your observations.
Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Arcadia
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Q2 2022 3D Movies Trailer's
Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Fantastic Beast 3, The Bad Guys, Doctor Strange 2, Fireheart, DC League of Super-Pets, Bob’s Burgers movie, Top Gun 2, Jurassic World 3, LightyearWith all the Trailers release for 3D Movies of Q2 2022, I'm proud to release this Thread of embed trailers as the Latest Extension to the 3D Movies of 2022, Citadel of ThreadsYou can see all the 3D Movies of 2022, as well as post ? all your comments and non-spoiler reviews here: 3D Movies of 2022You can read non-spoiler Reviews of 3D Movies of 2K22 (as well as post your spoiler reviews) here:Sonic the Hedgehog 2:Fantastic Beasts 3:Fireheart:DC League of Super-Pets:Top Gun 2:Lightyear:More Trailers coming soon. From Q1’s Turning Red to Q2’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to Q4’s The Flash, I wonder what will happen if Sonic the Hedgehog and the Flash ran soo fast that they would accidentally merged together with each other.
Biden Decides To Screw Over His Base and Hand Republicans 2022 On a Plate.
He could, today, end student debt for everyone, forever. The average student loan payment is just shy of 400.00 per month. If you are someone with 30,000 in student loan debt, you are paying about 7% interest on that debt, and your payment is about 350.00 per month. Black students owe an average of 25,000.00 more in student loan debt that white people. This was President’ Biden’s campaign promise — "Forgive all undergraduate tuition-related federal student debt from two- and four-year public colleges and universities and private HBCUs and MSIs for debt-holders earning up to $125,000."
How news media responsible for creating many racists. Hal H. Harris raw notes on race & politics
That the media create racists with the angle of coverage is an understatement. Hal H. Harris discusses race & politics. It chose a black and Latino clergy by name as they abstracted the evil deeds of others. They highlighted two preachers, both with checkered practices, as bastions who pay taxes on their expensive properties. Hal H. Harris, the winner of the $10,000 Medium Writers Challenge talk about race and politics.
Within a few years, the Thwaites glacier may crack and shatter, separating itself from Antarctica
Doomsday GlacierA glacier the size of the United Kingdom or the State of Florida may well shatter within three to five years and trigger a domino effect collapsing the great floating ice platforms across West Antarctica warns the International International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. The land ice of Thwaites ice stream holds two feet of sea-level rise. Currently, the loss of freshwater from Thwaites contributes four percent to global sea rise. The loss of the ice shelf will increase that number to 25% due to the observed changes. Other Antarctica glaciers are also a threat to civilization, as are Greenland and mountain glaciers, all of which are rapidly melting from human-caused global heating.
Weed Smoking Insurrectionist Defense: Certification of Electoral College Not An Official Act!
Ronald "Ronnie" Sandlin Smokin' Weed In the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan 6th. Sandlin’s lawyer argued that the certification of the Electoral College results is NOT an official act of Congress;therefore, how can Sandlin be charged with obstruction? If found guilty and convicted of obstruction, DeGrave and Sandlin could face up to 20 years in prison. Sandlin, DeGrave and a third man, Josiah Colt, met in Washington to attend the president’s “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6. In the video, Sandlin, DeGrave and the third man are eating at a restaurant and talking about their plan.
My country, grandest on earth?
Growing up, I remember learning a song in grade school with the lyrics, ”This is my country, land of my birth. This is my country, grandest on earth.”Until recently, I fervently believed the lyrics were true. As a country and with every individual who selfishly thinks that their rights to do what they please supersedes everyone else’s, I am worried about the threat to our democracy. How do we get people to understand that sometimes, one must do what’s right for the majority? Get the vaccine, let everyone vote, read the Constitution and understand its true meaning!
A Poll: Regarding Senatorial Communications with Mark Meadows
Questions, questions, questions... In today’s article, “National Guard's Jan. 6 role was to 'protect pro Trump people,' Mark Meadows said” by Laura Clawson www.dailykos.com/… She remarks, “(Can’t wait to find out which senator that was. )” when referring to Meadow’s communication with an unnamed Senator. Well, I’m curious also. So here’s the poll:
The GQP Cult and Their Supreme Court
I have been saying for a while now that I don’t see how blue states and blue enclaves will allow themselves to be ruled by a Republican death cult and their compliant Supreme Court. How they are replacing local and state elections officials with cult members who would overturn free and fair elections. And now we have a Republican dominated Supreme Court that is corrupt and illegitimate. The Republican Party is a cult. It’s time for blue states and blue enclaves to separate from the cult and form our own union.
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN---DAY327---Evening-Shade-Monday
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 13, 2021x Today, President Biden will sign an executive order to bring government services into the digital era for things like renewing passports, applying for Social Security benefits, and getting aid after natural disasters. — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 13, 2021KAMALA HARRISx Vice President Harris: "Women will die" if Roe is overturned or curtailed. — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 13, 2021CDCx 60.8%: The share of all Americans who are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. https://t.co/K1tCkwDEiv — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 13, 2021TRUMPx Trump in Sept. 2016: "The mob takes the Fifth. — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 13, 2021
The 1-6 Committee explains Why Meadows should be held in Contempt of Congress
WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol released a report on Sunday that laid out its case for a contempt of Congress charge against Mark Meadows, the chief of staff to former President Donald J. Trump, presenting evidence of Mr. Meadows’s deep involvement in the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. In the 51-page document, the committee said it wanted to question Mr. Meadows about an email he had sent a day before the attack advising that the National Guard would be used to defend Trump supporters . The panel said it also wanted to ask him about an exchange with an unnamed senator about rejecting electors for Joseph R. Biden Jr.[...]The report comes as the committee is scrutinizing a 38-page PowerPoint document containing plans to overturn Mr. Biden’s victory. That document, which Mr. Meadows provided to the committee, urged Mr. Trump to declare a national emergency to cling to power and included an unsupported claim that China and Venezuela had obtained control over the voting infrastructure in a majority of states. Mr. Giuliani has identified Mr. Waldron as a source of information for his legal campaign.
Peter Doocy and FOX News Probe the Burning Issues: Biden's 'ARMAGEDDON' and Flaming Christmas Trees
So Fox dispatched their White House wanker, Peter Doocy, to annoy Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Does the President think that’s good governing?" x Doocy: We’ve seen an arsonist burn down a half a million dollar Christmas tree in New York City back on the streets. Does the President think that’s good governing? Fox News is still obsessing over the torching of their beloved fake Christmas tree by a mentally challenged homeless man.
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Dec. 13, 2021
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Climate Brief: An SOS for the Climate as NYT Publishes Report on Impacts on all 193 Nation States
A New York Times opinion piece yesterday sounds the SOS on what is blatantly clear to all of us: The impacts of climate change are being felt everywhere on earth. But the truth is that we are already living in a world that is being transformed by climate change. That is the idea behind “Postcards From a World on Fire,” a major project from Times Opinion that published this morning. “Postcards” presents a stunning overview of how climate change is impacting each of the 193 United Nations countries. If you are a Times subscriber or haven’t yet met your free monthly limit, this one is a haunting immersive experience.
The Language of the Night: Jordy Rosenberg's Academic Dystopia
One of those, however, is dystopia (weird for a fantasy reader to dislike dystopia, but here we are.) To say I dislike dystopia would be an understatement — I abhor dystopia. A case in point: Jordy Rosenberg’s amazing Confessions of the Fox. Now, give me an unpublished manuscript that plays a pivotal role in a novel, and I’m all in—it’s catnip. It’s also probably the only dystopia you’ll ever read that comes with its own academic bibliography.
'Our City, Our Vote': NYC lawmakers pass bill giving noncitizens right to vote in local elections
If enacted the bill will make New York City the largest jurisdiction in the country to allow noncitizen voting, NPR reported. Supporters of the bill argue that giving noncitizens the ability to vote in local elections allows for more accountability and an accurate representation of what the city’s population wants. According to CNN, the RNC already has filed lawsuits against Winooski and Montpelier, Vermont, over letting noncitizens vote. “I'm finally being heard as part of the political process.”This isn’t the first time the New York City Council made headlines positively for immigrants this year. In November Daily Kos reported that five Asian Americans were elected to the New York City Council.
gofundme for justice for Chrystul Kizer
I like to check my information with Wikipedia, as well:en.wikipedia.org/…Chrystul Kizer was arrested at age 17 for the murder of Randall Phillip Volar III. [1] Kizer was arrested and incarcerated at Kenosha County Detention Facility to await trial. [2][3] Kenosha County prosecutors charged her with first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, and four other felonies. The man narrating the video, Dr. Rashad Richey, said Chrystul should get some millions of dollars, to pay her defense lawyers, so I looked, to see if she had a gofundme set up. Her gofundme only has a little money in it, and the information says:www.gofundme.com/…November 24, 2021 by Chrystul Kizer, Beneficiary: ALL DONATIONS WILL BE USED FOR Therapy and housing and food.
Colorado State Open Thread, December 13, 2021
The Colorado State Open Thread is for people interested in all things Colorado. I’ve been out of the state for a long weekend and I’ll be back tonight, but I’m posting this early so it is ready and published at 7PM. I hope, by the time I’m able to turn on my computer that I’ll still be awake and energized enough to still participate. Suggestions:Political goings-onBoebert’s latest Faux PasHow much you hate talking about herWhat your plans are for the upcoming holidaysAny favorite foods/drinks/recipes you’d like to share with your friendsAny photos of beautiful ColoradoThe weather — did you get snow? Your favorite holiday moviesThe floor is yours…
Week-end Wrap – Political Economy – December 12, 2021
Groups Never Admit Failure[Naval, via Naked Capitalism 12-9-2021]You get a schism instead. The pandemicHow well masks protect[Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, via Naked Capitalism 12-5-2021]Three metres are not enough to ensure protection. “The Quiet Scandal of College Teaching”Jonathan Zimmerman [Liberties, via Naked Capitalism Water Cooler 12-10-2021]“A majority of college teachers are now adjunct or contract faculty. Recently uncovered software flaw ‘most critical vulnerability of the last decade’[Guardian, via Naked Capitalism 12-11-2021]“Explainer: What caused Amazon’s outage? [Bloomberg, via Naked Capitalism 12-7-2021]Trump’s Next Coup Has Already BegunBarton Gellman, December 6, 2021 [The Atlantic]January 6 was practice.
Conservatives want to ban abortion, while Build Back Better addresses the reasons people have them
What the ACA did was reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, one of the main reasons patients seek abortions. $165 billion for health care spending. The bill would reduce health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act by several hundred dollars a month, making it easier for some people who are currently uninsured to gain health insurance. A 2012 Supreme Court decision upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, but allowed individual states to opt out of the act’s expanded Medicaid coverage. For starters, it will provide reproductive care, reduce unwanted pregnancies, and result in fewer abortions.
Top Comments: Seasonal 2021 Part II (Wrapping It Up) Edition
Our current Christmas Wrapping Paper stockpile. I went to where we keep our wrapping paper — our Attic also multasking as Mr. Brillig’s Office — and brought down our supply. You also need to have heavy duty paper for wrapping weird-shaped things, the kind that doesn’t rip through the minute you’re wrapping something not box-shaped. Some years it’s coded by wrapping paper, meaning a lot of patterns are needed. Do you even use wrapping paper, or are you a gift bag afficianado?
Judge green-lights federal prosecutors’ use of ‘obstructing Congress’ charges in Jan. 6 insurrection
On Friday, District Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled against the effort by two defendants to have their “obstruction of an official proceeding” charges dismissed. And Judge Friedrich—a Donald Trump appointee—had little trouble discerning that the Joint Session of Congress that was interrupted by the attack was, indeed, an “official proceeding” under the law. It’s not clear whether these other judges will follow Friedrich’s ruling or logic, but as Marcy Wheeler observes, the trend in the courts is not going their way. As Wheeler observes, it’s possible he shared information that was central to the expectations of and plans by the militia that organized the assault. Not a lot of people are spending a lot of time in jail," an anonymous Justice Department prosecutor told CNN.
NYPD says while hate crimes rose by 100% in 2020, anti-Asian incidents jumped 361%
The task force examined hate crimes across all five boroughs. According to the NYPD report, anti-Asian incidents jumped 361%, from 28 this time last year to 129 this year. "On the flip side of that, which shows the great work our hate crimes task force is doing, our arrests are up 106%. x Watch as NYPD executives provide updates on the NYPD Hate Crime Review Panel and recent Hate Crime investigations. https://t.co/JjphwfLyyj — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 7, 2021Police officials noted that the increase in hate crimes has been driven by bias against the Asian community.
Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day: Johnny Teague
Johnny Teague is a challenger to Democratic Congressman Al Green in TX-7 in 2022... and while doing so in 2020, was touting the Qanon Conspiracy Theory. Welcome to what is the 1053rd original profile here at “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day”, where we’ll be discusisng Johnny Teague a candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Texas’ 9th Congressional District in 2020, who was looking to knock off Democratic Congressman Al Green. Oh, and that he tried running for office as a Democrat but failed to get a following because he couldn’t be open to same sex marriage. Johnny Teague only managed 21.6% of the vote in the 2020 elections against Al Green, and already has registered as a candidate to run against him again in the new TX-7 district in 2022. One Year Ago, December 13th, 2020: Kristen Alamo Rowin (TX)Two Years Ago, December 13th, 2019: Lisa Luby Ryan (TX)Three Years Ago, December 13th, 2018: Matt Rinaldi (TX)Four Years Ago, December 13th, 2017: Lamar Smith (TX)… 2017 UpdateFive Years Ago, December 13th, 2016: Lamar Smith (TX)… 2016 UpdateSix Years Ago, December 13th, 2015: Lamar Smith (TX)… 2015 UpdateSeven Years Ago, December 13th, 2014: Lamar Smith (TX)… Original Profile
PowerPoint Doc Spells Out Trump's Failed Scheme to STEAL the 2020 Election: 'BradCast' 12
For me, as after the second shot, not so good (though much better than actual COVID!) Then, also breaking over the weekend, the release of a PowerPoint document called "Election Fraud, Foreign Interference & Options for JAN 6". It was obtained by the U.S. House Select Committee investigating January 6, from Donald Trump's former Chief of Staff Mike Meadows. But the main point is this: Donald Trump and his minions employed a coordinated attempt to steal the 2020 Presidential election. Donald Trump tried to STEAL the 2020 election and this was the "Rosetta Stone" road map for it.
Insomniacs ' Late Night Venthole
This Vent-Hole (hereinafter known as IVH) if lost or stolen will not be replaced or purchase price refunded. Violation of IVH rules will result in expulsion without refund. A copy of IVH rules can be obtained from one or more members wearing tie-dyed Oxford shirts after written requests. Argh I have to get up super early to host an online thing, and you just know it'll be another night of waking up every hour for fear of oversleeping. Bonus First Dog cartoon: It's summer in Australia so look out for snakes!
When You Can't Afford To Live In Your Own Town
Once upon a time in Colorado, the mountain resort town of Aspen became a playground for the rich and famous. Jason Blevins --The Colorado SunHow can local residents, school teachers, restaurant and retail workers afford to live in multi-million dollar homes? Last week, the Aspen city council unanimously passed an emergency moratorium on permits for new home construction, renovation and short-term rentals through 2022. Original research provided by The Colorado Sun:From January through August, visitors staying in short-term rental homes in Aspen spent about $50.7 million. With the city’s 2% lodging tax, the roughly 1,200 permitted short-term rentals generated about $1 million for the city through August.
I Am So Confused -- Who Does this Own Again?
someone please explain this to me??? I mean, it appears somebody didn't get the moral of THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS. Doubling the irony is that the people who put this up thought Dr. Suess was in threat of being canceled when he never was. Yah know, hysteria to own somebody, not sure who anymore. Tripling the irony — they think the left is stealing Christmas.
IAN: Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Return of the Monarchs!
If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries. We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group! But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you live in the Western US and want to know how to help this beautiful species, you can, easily.
Charles M. Blow warns `We're edging closer to civil war' as a result of SCOTUS abortion cases
The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday means that anyone who assists in providing an illegal abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy can still be sued. He then quoted from Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s strongly worded dissent in which the liberal justice went all the way back to the tumultuous pre-Civil War era. At its Dec. 1 hearing on whether to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh indicated that he felt states had the right to choose what restrictions they wanted to place on abortion rights. Blow then wrote that it’s not just women who might need abortions, and their relatives and friends, who should be worried about what’s happening with these abortion cases before the Supreme Court. I see this country on the verge of another civil war, as the Calhounian impulse is reborn.
Overnight News Digest: Tornado damage assessment continues
An unforgettable theme song, "Bill, Bill, Bill…" starts ringing in their ears. Manchin will also meet Tuesday with a group of moderate Democrats on voting rights. Voting-rights advocates want to see if Manchin would be open to a ‘carve-out’ to the Senate’s filibuster rule for voting rights legislation. The idea gained more urgency for voting rights advocates after the chamber approved a ‘one-time exception’ to its rules to approve a debt-limit increase by a simple majority vote. The crew of the Overnight News Digest consists of founder Magnifico, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, Chitown Kev, eeff, Magnifico, annetteboardman, Rise above the swamp, Besame and jck.
Meet Jim Finch: Mayfield KY's Hero With A Grill But No Cape.
So I showed up with some food and some water.” -Jim Finch, December 13th, 2021A man named Jim Finch packed a truckload of food and his grill and took it to Mayfield, KY to help the stricken townspeople at least have food and water. Be like Jim Finch. In hard-hit Kentucky, one man, Jim Finch, is being hailed for stepping up in a major way to aid families during this tough time. That there is one Jim Finch among us, shows that there are still good people among us. If Jim Finch is not interested in fame, or credit, that is just fine.
Jan 6th Committee votes on contempt charges for Meadows
The Jan 6th Committee is meeting as we speak (started at 7:00 p.m. ET) to vote on contempt of Congress charges against Mark Meadows. pic.twitter.com/dZdTJmgc7d — January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) December 13, 2021Follow the link below to watch the proceedings —x . x NEW: US House Select Jan 6 Cmte releases its Contempt of Congress report against Mark Meadows. -@RepPeteAguilar — January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) December 14, 2021The final vote at 7:45 p.m.
New documents show Mark Meadows was "working toward The Donald" or Drumpfprinzip,
x NEW: the FULL house will vote on criminal contempt tomorrow for Meadows. The committee hearing and vote on Meadows are tonight at 7 PM EST. — Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) December 13, 2021x Also, Meadows sent an email saying the National Guard would be there to PROTECT PRO TRUMP PEOPLE. 2/ pic.twitter.com/Y7VGSftCM6 — Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) December 13, 2021x Note the several pages explaining the due diligence & good faith efforts the committee employed to give Meadows every opportunity to comply. pic.twitter.com/9EyWKJ8r0i — Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) December 13, 2021x Trump supporters flooded into DC on 11/14 and 12/12.
Lunatics With AK-47s are Shooting up Pizza Parlors Because Their Pizzas are 10 mins Late
Forget schools, it looks like we're going to need active shooter drills in pizza parlors. As if America's mass shooter crisis isn't bad enough, we now have lunatics shooting up pizza parlors because their pizza pies are 10 minutes late. Pizza Trouble in TennesseeA Tennessee man was arrested for threatening staff at a Little Caesars Pizza with an AK-47 - the favorite gun of Second Amendment Patriots™ everywhere! The suspect, Charles Doty Jrgot upset and demanded a free breadstick order and went outside the business to wait for the pizza. When Doty Jr. returned, he had the rifle in hand and was pointing it at employees, demanding his pizza immediately.
PWB Peeps Open Thread: National Day of the Horse
PWBPeeps is a group that posts a daily diary and nightly open thread for animal lovers. We share photos, seek & give advice about pet health and behavior issues, support each other in times of sadness and stress, celebrate together when times are good, and on most days have an inordinate amount of fun. You are welcome to join us! Here are few not-too-onerous PWB rules
The shenanigans around Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star scheme continue
With the three visiting judges out and Shahan’s reported pals in, these men can expect continued state detention. One of these groups, Patriots for America, “has claimed it is coordinating with law enforcement,” Human Rights Watch said. While the Texas Department of Public Safety has pushed back on associations with these extremist groups, both Abbott and Lt. Gov. “Abbott said Wednesday that ‘homes are being invaded,’” The Texas Tribune reported in June. The local shelter wouldn’t take people in because they could not help them get out,” Texas Fair Defense Project initially tweeted about Abbott’s order.
Trump official broke the law with attempt to silence government scientists during pandemic
“Documents reviewed by OSC prove that officials at Health and Human Services clamped down on damaging information about the severity of COVID-19 and limited the free speech of its scientists,” Freddy Martinez, a policy analyst at Open the Government, told Buzzfeed News. “When creating its press policies, HHS officials disregarded its employees’ important whistleblower rights in favor of secrecy.”While Caputo was only in that role for part of 2020, the Office of Special Counsel previously said that HHS violated federal law on gag rules on three other occasions in 2017 and 2018. And Caputo’s science adviser, Paul Alexander, made a separate effort to censor the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, an important weekly epidemiological digest from the CDC. I ask it to be stopped now!”Keeping scientists and public health experts from speaking about what was going on was a part of the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response. However, HHS employees are not required to speak to the media.
Jen Psaki tells Peter Doocy to get out of here with that War on Christmas crap
In the wee hours of the morning last week, a man climbed up and set the Fox News headquarters ’ Christmas Tree ablaze. Fox News spent about 36-straight hours lamenting this terrible blow to Hannukah and freedom and Christianity and America in the War on Christmas. Well, according to reports the fire “caused an estimated $500,000 in property damage.” Maybe Steve Doocy parked his son’s Christmas present under the tree? x Doocy: “We’ve seen an arsonist burn down a half a million dollar Christmas tree … back out on the streets. Psaki reminded Doocy that Graham’s CBO score is about as worthwhile as the notepad Peter Doocy pretends to write notes on.
HOLY S***: FOX News Hosts Begged Mark Meadows to Get Trump to Stop the Insurrection on January 6th
Every day there is more evidence of the complicity of Donald Trump and his Confederacy of Traitors who tried to undermine democracy and overturn an election with violence. "As the violence continued, one of the president's sons texted Mr. Meadows, quote, 'He’s got to condemn this shit ASAP. Donald Trump Jr texted. "Still, president Trump did not immediately act. Donald Trump Jr texted again, again, and again.
Here's what you need to know about the No Surprises Act—and why there's a lawsuit to stop it
First, some background on what the NSA actually involves for patients, and how it could play out it in your own life. In short, the NSA creates federal protections for patients who receive medical care that’s actually out-of-network, whether it’s an out-of-network physician, hospital, or vendor they did not choose. Hospitals need these workers, obviously, so they accept their terms—but then patients end up with these surprise (and often enormous) bills. Importantly, the NSA also applies to non-emergency services provided to patients by out-of-network physicians at in-network facilities. As always, every step to protect patients is a step in the right direction, but what we really, ultimately need is Medicare for All.
We deserve better than this, Joe
We’re not the stereotypical hapless millennials the right-wing loves to depict us as; people are literally getting their Social Security checks garnished over student loan debt. https://t.co/RraYkkzijw — Ashley Reese (@offbeatorbit) December 11, 2021x Today is a great day for @JoeBiden to cancel student loan debt. Student loans repayments start January 31st, 2022.”Me: pic.twitter.com/hQvIgcH1KZ — Ken™?? (@__ItsKen_) December 9, 2021x Biden I just got a email about my student loans. They telling me the payment pause on student loans ends at the end of January. I swear you told us you was canceling student loan debt.
'First hot meal they’d had': José Andrés' World Central Kitchen is in Kentucky to aid in recovery
“We have teams all over, scouting and bringing meals, and learning what the folks may need,” Andrés continued in the video. I am proud of our @WCKitchen teams bringing meals all over & identifying food needs. #ChefsForKentucky pic.twitter.com/gRJ4p6fbdU — José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) December 13, 2021x Reporting in from Benton, Kentucky with my new friend Marcella, who jumped into action to support her community with meals after the tornadoes! pic.twitter.com/bjByX0L5pp — World Central Kitchen (@WCKitchen) December 12, 2021Journalist Victor Ordoñez also shared a video of a man who drove to Mayfield “with a grill and a truckload of food” to help. x This man drove half an hour with a grill and a truckload of food and parked right in the middle of #Mayfield, Kentucky.
'Fraud Alert': Republicans tout major investments from American Rescue Plan no Republican voted for
Gosar’s release even included a statement from Kingman Mayor Jen Miles saying how "grateful" the city was for his support. Yeah, let's revisit that spring vote for a second: 219 - 210 in the House, with zero Republicans; and 50-49 in the Senate, with zero Republicans. Gosar was just the latest in a recent rash of Republicans stealing credit for lavishing relief on their constituents. In his statement, Rural Organizing's Hildreth stressed that Democrats need to be clear about who's actually delivering for Americans. Indeed, taking credit is critical for Democrats, who are already facing rough political headwinds heading into next year.
News Roundup: 800,000 American pandemic deaths; Manchin's 'blind trust' coal money not so blind
It turns out the coal baron senator might have personal reasons for scuttling anything that might impede the sale of coal? In the news today: At least 800,000 Americans have now died of COVID-19, and topping the 1 million mark now looks almost certain. Sen. Joe Manchin has long hidden behind claims that his coal wealth was tucked away in a "blind trust"; it now seems the Maserati-driving senator's blind trust isn't as "blind" as he had previously claimed. In the probe of the Jan. 6 insurrection, every new document to emerge has told the same story. Inside the Trump White House last January, Trump, his allies, and other Republican leaders were drafting plans to nullify the last election rather than abide Trump's loss.
Sonnet: Democracy in a Fugue State
still from The General Returns From One Place To Another(Image by Michael Robinson) Details DMCASonnet: Democracy in a Fugue Stateby John Kendall Hawkins. I may be a savage, but at least I'm not a poet, say dumbstrucktyrants, anxious to rub out the cries of freedom --I am, I am, I am, I am, I am, affirmedagainst the growing darkness of false light once termedProgress, vigils of hope blown out one by one, Te DiumLuciferus New Church gargoyles fugue and upchuck. They'll cry, the wheels have fallen off: free thought must die;monotonal megalomaniacal gloamenforced by savage algos of the Meta-physical regime,and it may be that it will take time to redeemthe ancient wisdom from ashes of old Romemixed with new life in old Grecian urns marked Why? In the cathedral's fading light you feel the doomof the once sacrosanct cogito ergo sum.
A tale of two thefts - by Judd Legum
"Wage theft occurs whenever an employer doesn't pay workers according to the law. But it is also a product of grossly inadequate resources for enforcement. it suggests "the total wages stolen from workers due to minimum wage violations exceeds $15 billion each year." That's more than the value of stolen goods in all property crimes, according to the latest FBI statistics. Shoplifting is just a small fraction of total property crime because more than half of the value of all stolen property comes from stolen vehicles and currency.
New Hampshire: Teachers, Parents File Lawsuit Against "Divisive Concepts" Law; by Diane Ravitch
Congress Switchboard: 202-224-3121"Rob Kall's book Bottom-Up: Tapping the Power of the Connection Revolution is both a welcomed manifesto and a guide for rethinking the power of human agency, understanding the connections that both make us human and legitimate human planetary relations. Moreover it is a powerful call for providing the ideas, social practices, and relations that make human connections possible, enable them to work together from the bottom up, and to transform such connections into a powerful movement in which people take control of their lives and create a better future for everyone." Henry Giroux, Director of the McMaster Centre for Research in the Public Interest, author of Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, America?s Education Deficit and The War on Youth, and dozens more.
Lauren Boebert is the Symptom, Not the Disease
There are now two videos available of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) telling a made-up story of encountering Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in a Capitol Hill elevator. This assessment could not be further off base; Boebert knows exactly what she is doing. To Boebert and her base, these representatives are not fellow Americans but people "who want to destroy our country." Carl Petersen is a parent advocate for students with special education needs and public education. As a Green Party candidate in LAUSD's District 2 School Board race, he was endorsed by Network for Public Education (NPE) Action.
Mexican Legalizes Abortion While Texas Bans It
By Joel D. JosephMexico is 83% Catholic, yet the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that women have a constitutional right to an abortion. Only about 20% of Americans are opposed to all abortions, yet in Texas, the Texas legislature recently banned all abortions after six weeks. The Palestine Herald Press in Palestine, Texas, reports that Texas leads the nation in child poverty, with 1.5 million kids below the poverty line. A clear majority of Americans, including most Republicans, opposes key provisions of the controversial new Texas abortion law, the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found. The U.S. Courts Keep Texas Law for the Time BeingThe U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday night refused to block the Texas law that amounts to a ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Real success stories for ivermectin use
Ivermectin has been attacked by pro-vaccine interests despite it being a cheap, safe and proven medicine for COVID treatment and prevention. If you get stricken with COVID and are seriously ill your doctor and hospital will not provide ivermectin. In Illinois it took a court to force a hospital to capitulate to family demands to give a very sick elderly patient IVM. The drug "most definitely" saved the elderly patient's life "because his condition changed right immediately after he took ivermectin," said the attorney. Ivermectin was also at the center of three successful court cases in three upstate counties of New York involving hospitalized COVID patients - 65, 80 and 81 years old.
Elizabeth Samet Thinks She Already Found the Good War
The United States went to war to liberate the world from fascism and tyranny. World War II was a foreign tragedy with a happy American ending. Maybe Looking for the Good War will nudge some people in a good direction, and they won't stop there. Samet does a good job of exposing some of the worst myth builders as concocting fairy tales. Samet is also good at debunking the troop-focused propaganda of more recent years and wars.
The practical justice of Marxism's vision for a workers' state
The version of justice put forth by Karl Marx strikes a practical balance when it comes to the questions of capitalism and the state. It acknowledges the role that the state has in ensuring justice under the present conditions, while not viewing the state as something that will always be needed. This is true for the capitalist state, but not the case for the socialist state. He would argue that the state's extinction is incompatible with justice, because according to him the state is crucial for preventing individual misdeeds. Goldman and the anarchists recognize this flaw in the Hobbesian position that the state is and always will be indispensable for justice.
Neuropsychology of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini II
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini(Image by Bing) Details DMCAI wrote my last article about the Neuropsychology of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini a decade has gone by. However, during last decade we have had access to additional documents about Ayatollah Khomeini and the events surrounding the Iranian Revolution. The purpose of this paper is not to provide an analysis of the historical events surrounding the reign of Ayatollah Khomeini. Ayatollah Khomeini is the youngest of these six children. His oldest brother Ayatollah Pasandideh was about ten years old at that time and was present during the decapitation.
Assange Verdict: Vengeance Is Ours, Saith the Agency
This is not hard to conclude after the High Court decision announced early Friday to bow to the US and extradite Julian Assange. All According to (Updated) PlanAssange's lawyers have said they intend to appeal the High Court decision. Glenn also noted that post-Obama Democrats and their security state allies have a particularly potent reason to exact vengeance on Assange, who published those DNC emails showing that Bernie Sanders was cheated out of the nomination in 2016. The security state had a witches' brew. Here's Javert - I mean Burton:"Move him [Assange] from country to country to face charges for the next 25 years.
Rabbi Dennis S. Ross on Martin Buber (REVIEW ESSAY)
Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Over the years from the fall semester of 1964 onward, I took five courses from Father Ong at Saint Louis University, the Jesuit university in St. Louis, Missouri. Ong characterized his mature thought from the early 1950s onward as phenomenological and personalist in cast. In his mature work, he never tired of invoking Martin Buber's famous book I am Thou (1923). By invoking Buber's 1923 classic, Ong signaled the personalist cast of his thought.
Part 1: It's been done to Russia before but this time will be the last
The Turning on Russia SeriesBoris Yeltsin gets the last laugh when he picked Vladimir Putin to become president. If Stanley Fischer, a man who helped bring about a de facto criminal-privatization-fraud to post-empire Russia says the U.S. is on a dangerous course, the time has arrived for post-empire Americans to ask what role Stanley Fischer played in putting the U.S. on that dangerous course. Unknown to Americans is the blunt force trauma Stanley Fischer and the "prestigious" Harvard Project delivered to Russia under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin during the 1990s. It might be unfair to say that hating Russia was his only obsession. Garthoff continues, "The United States had used the alert to convert an Arab-Israeli conflict, into which the United States had plunged, into a matter of East-West confrontation.
Can today’s labor militancy become a transformative political force?
2021 has been a pivotal year for the labor movement. How do we harness the rank-and-file energy driving these actions and use it to build a more robust and powerful labor movement? And can that movement fuse with other struggles for social and economic change to be a formidable political force? These are the kinds of questions that members of Organizing Upgrade are asking on a daily basis—and, in many ways, our future depends on the answers we come up with. Tune in for new episodes of The Marc Steiner Show every Monday and Thursday on TRNN.
Abortion rights advocates want Joe Biden to say more
The Supreme Court appears poised to curtail abortion rights, and federal legislation codifying access is unlikely to make it anywhere. But, with 50 years of abortion rights in the balance, many would like Biden to use the bully pulpit to champion the abortion rights valued by the people who worked to elect him and go on the offensive to protect them. Abortion rights activists demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Activists like Bracey Sherman worry that Biden’s reticence on abortion rights undermines efforts to reduce the stigma for people who have had abortions. Biden mentioned “protecting women’s health” in his first joint address to Congress in April but not abortion rights specifically.
Why the holidays are the most painful time of the year for prisoners
Since it’s the holiday season, we thought we would have a conversation about the impact of holidays on prisoners in the prison-industrial complex. And I mean, that’s not even close to the kind of isolation that prisoners feel on a day-to-day basis. But most prisoners don’t do that, and most prisoners end up suffering a big, empty space in their life, like 10 years. Every little bit lightens that burden of the massive depression that holiday seasons bring in the prison system. And you will hopefully bring somebody home that’s less damaged than the prison system intended to make them.
The Western Neocons' Crippling Fraud Against Russia
Stanley Fischer, the 73-year-old vice chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, is familiar with the decline of the world’s rich. If anyone knows about the decline and fall of empires it is the “globalist” and former Bank of Israel president, Stanley Fischer. Unknown to Americans is the blunt force trauma Stanley Fischer and the “prestigious” Harvard Project delivered to Russia under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin during the 1990s. After emerging from their Marxist/Leninist cocoon after World War II their movement helped to establish the Cold War. Garthoff continues, “The United States had used the alert to convert an Arab-Israeli conflict, into which the United States had plunged, into a matter of East-West confrontation.
California to Become Abortion Sanctuary If Supreme Court Upends Roe Protections
Lawmakers and abortion providers in California are seeking to make the state a “sanctuary” for all Americans seeking abortion services, amid the disturbing possibility that abortion rights could be completely dismantled next year. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade from state prosecutors in Mississippi. Gavin Newsom (D) created the California Future of Abortion Council (FAB Council), a group of organizations and abortion service providers in the state. California already pays for abortion services for individuals in the state who qualify for Medicaid, and requires private insurance companies to provide abortion services. The FAB council made a number of additional recommendations for making abortion more accessible in California.
The word missing from the vast majority of anti-trans legislation? Transgender
The word “transgender” didn’t appear in any of them. More anti-trans bills were introduced in state legislatures in 2021 than in any previous year on record. In Iowa (10 bills) and Montana (seven bills), the word transgender is not mentioned. That definition, at odds with the American Medical Association, has been seen in anti-trans bills across the country. The ADF in part helped kick off the trend of anti-trans legislation.
Abortion Rights Advocates Want to Hear More From Biden Than Just Euphemisms
The Supreme Court appears poised to curtail abortion rights, and federal legislation codifying access is unlikely to make it anywhere. But, with 50 years of abortion rights in the balance, many would like Biden to use the bully pulpit to champion the abortion rights valued by the people who worked to elect him and go on the offensive to protect them. Activists like Bracey Sherman worry that Biden’s reticence on abortion rights undermines efforts to reduce the stigma for people who have had abortions. Biden mentioned “protecting women’s health” in his first joint address to Congress in April but not abortion rights specifically. What is the vision for ensuring that abortion access is guaranteed?
Woman alleges that an assisted living facility denied her admission because she is transgender
A 78-year-old woman has filed a discrimination complaint in Maine alleging that Sunrise Assisted Living denied her admission because she is transgender. Most residents of Sunrise Assisted Living have semi-private rooms, sharing them with a roommate of the same gender. “We haven’t decided whether we want to do that yet,” Klein told The 19th. “In Maine, people have the tools to fight discrimination [against transgender people], but it’s not currently illegal in many other states. If we were to pass the Equality Act, this type of discrimination would be illegal everywhere in the United States,” Tax told The 19th.
Unapologetic Support for Abortion Rights Must Be a Pillar of the Left
Jackson Women’s Health Organization, or the “Pink House,” due to its color, is the only abortion clinic left standing in Mississippi. On Wednesday, both anti-choice and pro-abortion demonstrators from across the country congregated in the nation’s capital, including members of the Pinkhouse Defenders, Shout Your Abortion, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Thank God For Abortion, Abortion Access Front, Plan C and NYC for Abortion Rights. The contours of the abortion hearings and abortion struggle today have shifted dramatically in the nearly 50 years since Roe. The fight against abortion is a pillar of the far right, and it is impossible to understand the growth of one without the other. The abortion and women’s health movements, supported by physicians, and the women’s liberation and gay liberation movements, which came out of the civil rights movement.
The Criminalization of Testosterone Endangers Gender Variant People
Transmasculine and gender variant people have used synthetic testosterone for nearly a century. Many gender variant people, including myself, have experienced discrimination and hostility at the hands of pharmacists. Many gender variant people, including myself, have experienced discrimination and hostility at the hands of pharmacists. Transgender care in the US is gatekept even for gender variant people who have societal privileges like whiteness or wealth. Gender variant people should be more than acknowledged in drug policy reform; we should be prioritized.
On Transgender Day of Remembrance, We Mourn Those Killed. What About the Living?
in New Orleans, have decided to observe “Transgender Day of Resilience” instead of “Transgender Day of Remembrance,” to honor the people who survive against the odds instead of the norm: acknowledging their struggles only when they’re gone. Jemma DeCristo: I think representation has brought, to answer your question, a mass delusion in a certain kind of way. And yeah, so I think that’s where we’re at. And then someone who’s still with us is Tracy Africa, formerly Tracy Norman, who was the first Black, trans model. You know, that’s kind of the one cultural reference people tend to have.
The Vast Majority of Anti-Trans Legislation Excludes the Word “Transgender”
The word “transgender” didn’t appear in any of them. More anti-trans bills were introduced in state legislatures in 2021 than in any previous year on record. While Texas introduced the most anti-trans legislation in 2021, six other states considered at least seven bills. In Iowa (10 bills) and Montana (seven bills), the word transgender is not mentioned. That definition, at odds with the American Medical Association, has been seen in anti-trans bills across the country.
78-Year-Old Woman Says Assisted Living Site Rejected Her for Being Transgender
Originally published by The 19thA 78-year-old woman has filed a discrimination complaint in Maine alleging that Sunrise Assisted Living denied her admission because she is transgender. Most residents of Sunrise Assisted Living have semi-private rooms, sharing them with a roommate of the same gender. “We haven’t decided whether we want to do that yet,” Klein told The 19th. “In Maine, people have the tools to fight discrimination [against transgender people], but it’s not currently illegal in many other states. If we were to pass the Equality Act, this type of discrimination would be illegal everywhere in the United States,” Tax told The 19th.
Warehouse Workers’ Deaths Prompt Renewed Scrutiny of Amazon’s No-Phone Policy
Amazon’s strict no-phone policy is drawing renewed national attention after a tornado in Edwardsville, Illinois caused one of the company’s warehouses to collapse, killing six workers. But because of a longstanding company policy that bans cell phones at worksites, it’s unclear if workers at the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville ever received that warning. Company representatives told Gizmodo that Edwardsville workers were sent “various alerts” about the tornado that hit the facility on Friday. Many social media users said that Amazon was responsible for the deaths at its Edwardsville warehouse. “The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was so deadly because management locked the doors to ‘prevent theft’ and keep out union organizers,” said CNN editor Michael Ballaban, sharing a link that referenced the Amazon warehouse deaths.
Jan. 6 Committee Issues Contempt Charges for Former Trump Aide Mark Meadows
The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack has issued a scathing report on Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, asserting that his refusal to testify before the commission requires contempt of Congress charges. Meadows claimed that he couldn’t appear at the deposition because of executive privilege claims made by Trump. Early on, Meadows was one of the few former Trump staffers who was willing to work with investigators after being subpoenaed. But later on, Meadows was threatened with contempt charges for refusing to comply with the commission’s terms for his depositions. The January 6 commission will vote to forward contempt charges to the House of Representatives on Monday; the House is expected to vote on those charges later this week.
Government crisis in Sweden strengthens far-right
A government crisis in Sweden that began earlier this year with the temporary resignation of then Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has gained intensity over recent weeks. The four right-wing parties’ votes amounted to 174, one seat shy of the majority necessary to block Andersson’s election. Later that day, parliament debated two budget proposals for 2022, one drafted by the Social Democrats and another by the right-wing Moderates and Christian Democrats, and far-right Sweden Democrats. This marked the first time ever that a budget put together with the involvement of the Sweden Democrats was adopted. She vowed to impose the 2022 budget drafted by the Moderates, Christian Democrats, and Sweden Democrats.
The Right Is Now Weaponizing Recall Elections at Every Level of Government
Election recall efforts have recently become firmly entrenched in the political playbooks of the right. This year, in Colorado alone, 10 Democratic state legislators are now facing recall efforts. School board members in San Francisco are also facing recall, as is Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin. In the country as a whole, Ballotpedia is now tracking recall efforts against more than 200 school board members — an all-time high. Ballotpedia is now tracking recall efforts against more than 200 school board members — an all-time high.
Investigation Finds at Least 48 Members of Congress Have Violated STOCK Act
According to the Insider report, members of both major parties have violated the STOCK Act, with violations between Democrats and Republicans about even. Most of the violations from Capitol Hill staffers and Congress members are due to late reporting, with some disclosures coming as late as four years. This year, Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) made dozens of stock trades that he disclosed months late, worth around $17.5 million total. Several of the nearly 200 Capitol Hill staffers who violated the STOCK Act gave questionable excuses for not obeying the law. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has introduced legislation that would ban stock trading for Members of Congress, Cabinet members, top staffers, federal judges and White House officials.
Billionaire executive Charlie Munger proposes windowless dormitory for 4,500 students at UC Santa Barbara
The University of California, Santa Barbara, has unveiled plans for “Munger Hall,” a dormitory for more than 4,500 students, designed by Charles T. Munger, a billionaire and executive at Berkshire Hathaway. The design has been denounced by architect Dennis McFadden, who served as a consultant on the university’s design review committee. UCSB students gathered outside of the library last month to protest the building of Munger Hall, and the December eviction of students. All across the country, the lack of decent, affordable housing has seen many students and their supporters demanding change. At Virginia Commonwealth University, 400 students at a dormitory in Johnson Hall were told to move after dangerous levels of mold were discovered.
Progressive Lawmakers Signal Support for Four-Day Workweek Proposal
The proposal was filed earlier this year by caucus member Rep. Mark Takano (D-California) and would shorten the standard workweek by lowering the threshold for overtime compensation from 40 hours to 32 hours. Though the proposal stands little chance of passing Congress, the caucus’s support is a signal that progressives lawmakers are listening to the demands of the labor movement, which has fought to shorten the workweek for centuries and often succeeded. While the 4-day workweek proposal wouldn’t apply to gig workers and workers who are exempt from overtime, the proposal could dramatically change work culture in the U.S. and spark movements among exempt workers to demand similar change within their own workplaces. A shorter workweek could also free up hours for organizing coworkers for collective bargaining and improving other working conditions. “But to me, a reduction of working hours for the same pay isn’t about those benefits — it’s fundamentally about justice.”Copyright © Truthout.
Columbia student workers begin sixth week on strike, defying university’s strikebreaking threats
Last week saw a sharp escalation of the strike by 3,000 student workers at Columbia University in New York City, which continues in the face of strikebreaking threats by the administration. Picketing at Columbia University (WSWS Media)Columbia workers rejected this attempt at economic blackmail and held out on the picket line. A poll conducted by the Student Workers of Columbia union (SWC) bargaining committee found that 87 percent of union members and nearly 77 percent of supporters of the strike wished for the strike to continue. New York State Senator Robert Jackson also appeared at the picket line Wednesday to declare his support for striking student workers. The Columbia University administration consists of the staunchest representatives of American capitalism.
Soaring social inequality under New Zealand Labour government
Recent reports show that the response of the Labour Party-led government in New Zealand to the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic has further widened the already vast gulf between rich and poor. The number of applicants on the public housing waiting list has increased by two thirds since the pandemic to 24,536. Some members of the ruling class are nervous about the consequences of the extreme inequality that has built up under successive governments. He said it had “done a really good job… financial stability is really strong in New Zealand. The WSWS calls on workers to break from the unions and form rank-and-file committees, controlled by workers themselves, in schools and workplaces.
Workers Struggles: The Americas
The National Union of Workers and Transport Workers (Unott) called the walkout after the latest round of negotiations with the National Association of Bus Road Transport Companies (Anetra) failed to reach an agreement. According to Unott, workers’ wages have eroded by 15 percent and the union proposed recovering “part” of the losses in March, though Anetra has proposed payment in June. United StatesHuntington Beach, California sanitation workers strikeTrash pickup for residents of Huntington Beach and Fullerton, California, was delayed Friday by a strike of 400 workers employed by Republic Services. Fred Meyer workers in Pacific Northwest vote in favor of strikeSome 29,000 Fred Meyer Supermarket and Quality Food Center workers in Oregon and southwest Washington state have voted to grant their union, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, strike authorization. Postal union reaches three-year tentative contract dealThe American Postal Workers Union and the US Postal Service announced agreement on a new three-year contract December 9.
Another Minnesota teenager dead from COVID-19
Last Tuesday, another teenager died from COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota, marking the fourth death among teenagers aged 15–19 from the virus in the state and the second in less than a one-week period. This comes in the wake of two Minnesota teachers dying from COVID-19 at the end of last month. The second case of the more infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the state. As of December 13, the seven-day average of hospitalizations in Minnesota from COVID-19 is 1,786, with 338 in intensive care. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there have been 956,779 total recorded cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota so far, with over 21 percent of COVID-19 cases occurring in people 19 and under.
Australia: Evan Blake speaks at Committee for Public Education online meeting
The Committee for Public Education (CFPE) held a successful online meeting on Saturday, October 11 attended by educators, parents and students across Australia and internationally, including from New Zealand, the Philippines and the US. The meeting was titled, “COVID -19 spreads through Australian schools: Put lives before profit! Stop the Pandemic!”This is the second CFPE online meeting in the past month organised against the dangerous re-opening of schools that has led to an upsurge of COVID-19 infections and clusters in schools in Victoria and New South Wales. The meeting was addressed by Evan Blake, a member of the Socialist Equality Party from the United States, and a leading writer for the World Socialist Web site. A full report of the meeting will follow in the next few days.
Philippine Supreme Court upholds anti-democratic Anti-Terrorism Law
On December 7, the Philippine Supreme Court ruled that the majority of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 was constitutional, rejecting 37 petitions against it. President Duterte with Philippine Army troops [Credit: Presidential Communications Operations Office]The Anti-Terrorism Law grants sweeping powers of surveillance and arrest to the unelected Anti-Terrorism Council, a government body, composed of military, police and administration personnel, which was created by the law. The Anti-Terrorism law replaced the Human Security Act of 2007 of then President Gloria Arroyo. Twelve out of the 15 sitting judges in last week’s ruling were appointed to the Supreme Court by Duterte. The Supreme Court Justices delayed the court proceedings for months and, during oral arguments displayed open contempt for the concerns that the constitution was being blatantly violated.
An interview with veteran Australian actor, director John Bell: Eliminating Shakespeare is “like having a part of your brain removed”
John Bell (Bell Shakespeare Company)After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1962, Bell worked for the Old Tote Theatre Company, all of Australia’s state theatre companies, and was an Associate Artist of Britain’s world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1990, he founded the Bell Shakespeare Company. Not long after that, I was working with Paul Scofield and he was preparing to play Othello. JB: I didn’t direct the production, but it was the Bell Shakespeare Company. I went to England when I was 24 and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, so I guess I was part of that establishment.
COVID catastrophe looms as Australian governments lift restrictions
Not least, the Labor Party governments in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory have all “reopened” or set dates to do so. NSW Health reported 804 new cases. There are now 85 Omicron cases officially recorded in NSW—up by 21 in a day. NSW Health expects further Omicron cases to be identified in the coming days as genomic testing results are confirmed. “A number of these cases are likely to be the Omicron variant,” NSW Health said.
Austria ends partial lockdown
The seven-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose above 1,000, and in several states and among children and adolescents it was far higher. So far, the vaccination rate of around 67 percent is far too low. Scientists and physicians have strongly criticized the relaxation of measures to contain the spread of infection. The Coronavirus Commission, an expert advisory panel, expects the situation to soon worsen again because of the spread of the Omicron variant. In Texingtal, Lower Austria, where Karner was mayor, there is a museum honouring Engelbert Dollfuss, the Austrian chancellor who paved the way for fascism.
The New York Times’ crude attempt to pit Detroit parents against educators as pandemic rages
The New York Times published an article last week under the headline, “Schools are closing classrooms on Fridays. The Times article conceals this fact and tries to paint a picture of working mothers up in arms over the difficulties of making last-minute child care arrangements to protect their jobs. There would be virtual school only. After the article appeared, Detroit parents and educators responded with disgust. It can be done well!”While Heyward excluded any voices of teachers from her article, educators quickly expressed their opinion on the DPSCD page.
South Dakota teachers scramble at “Dash for Cash” in desperate attempt to fund their classrooms
Anger has exploded across the internet and among educators following a “Dash for Cash” spectacle staged among teachers at a hockey game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota last Saturday. South Dakota teachers at "Dash for Cash" spectacle (Twitter/Annie Todd)A local business, CU Mortgage Direct, sponsored the stunt, arranging to dump a $5,000 cash pile in the middle of the ice rink. The teachers’ schools also participated in providing an audience, receiving $5 for every ticket they sold. But you know they were in the stands making wagers on who would win.”South Dakota teachers are among the lowest paid in the country. It has recently come to light that South Dakota is one of the world’s most lucrative tax havens.
One year of vaccines, but COVID pandemic rages on
It is not the vaccines, but American capitalist society, which has failed to meet the test of the pandemic. The COVID vaccines were presented as the ultimate weapon against SARS-CoV-2 that would end the pandemic once and for all and allow the world to return to normal. However, any illusions that somehow the vaccines would bring the pandemic to heel have since been shattered. The original WHO criteria for COVID vaccines set the bar at 50 percent. This is on top of the current total of close to 150,000 COVID deaths in the UK.
Barbados declares a republic: British imperialism’s legacy of slavery and colonialism
In 1636, British officials in Barbados passed legislation declaring all slaves, later extended to include their children, to be enslaved for life. The highly profitable sugar trade soon made Barbados Britain’s most populated colony and possibly one of the most densely populated places on earth. Equiano also publicized the infamous Zong massacre of November 1781, when the crew of the British slave ship threw more than 130 enslaved Africans overboard after running low on drinking water. As one of its first acts, it passed legislation in 1833 abolishing slavery in all the territories of British rule. These terrible conditions provide the context for the Barbados government’s decision to become a republic after 396 years of allegiance to the British Crown.
As COVID-19 surges, France’s Révolution permanente attacks public health measures
The current surge of COVID-19 is exposing the French website Révolution Permanente (RP), affiliated to Argentina’s Morenoite Socialist Workers Party (PTS). While they criticize the widely-decried inadequacy of French health spending, they align themselves with President Emmanuel Macron’s refusal to implement scientific public health measures necessary to stop mass deaths. (AP Photo/Jean-François Badias)Each week sees over 2 million new cases of COVID-19 and nearly 30,000 deaths across Europe. This social layer is far more concerned about the damage public health measures would deal to their stock market portfolios and to the corporate profits that pay the budgets of the trade union bureaucracies than about saving human lives. This requires a conscious break with the reactionary politics of the pseudo-left, and the building of rank-and-file committees in every workplace and school to fight the Macron government and its political satellites for a scientific health policy.
José Antonio Kast: Chile’s left paves the way for a fascist
This is the significance of fascistic presidential candidate José Antonio Kast traveling to United States at the beginning of December. José Antonio Kast giving press conference (source: Mediabanco Agencia)Very little has been revealed as to the content of the discussions. Over the last three years, the National Intelligence Agency has been revamped to combine military, security and public order divisions, permitting vast intelligence gathering operations. José Antonio is the son of Michael Kast, a Nazi officer who participated in Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s genocidal war against the Soviet Union. Through the ballot box Kast proposes a police state and authoritarian regime.
German federal and state governments continue “profits before life” policy despite high death toll and spread of Omicron variant
The number of COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care continues to rise and is now just under 4,900. There are currently fewer free intensive care beds than at any other point in the pandemic. The share of free intensive care beds is only 10 percent nationally, which is considered to be the limit of the hospitals’ ability to respond. The intensive care doctor and scientific director of the Divi intensive care register, Christian Karagiannidis, told DPA that the situation worries him, especially due to the Omicron variant. In the intensive care registry, only 921 available intensive care beds were specifically identified for COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon.
Support the Turkish health care workers’ strike movement!
The TTB and other organizations also criticized it because it did not cover all health care workers. Outraged nurses and other health care workers organized work stoppages last week to protest the bill in hospitals across Turkey. Healthcare workers march during a strike action on December 6 in ?zmir, bearing a banner saying ‘Health care is teamwork. Demanding that care continue for emergency patients, dialysis patients, pregnant women, pediatric emergencies, cancer patients, intensive care patients and COVID-19 clinics, the health care workers called for support from broader sections of the population: “This struggle is not only for physicians and health care workers, but it is for the whole society, for all of us. The burgeoning strike movement among health care workers shows that a counteroffensive by the international working class is emerging.
China’s Zero COVID policy proves that the elimination of COVID-19 is possible
The World Socialist Web Site published yesterday a detailed analysis of China’s Zero COVID policy that demands careful study by anyone who wants to understand what must be done to end the pandemic. The “dynamic zero” policy of China is a confirmation in practice of the viability of a policy aimed at eliminating SARS-CoV-2. There is enormous popular support for the Zero COVID policy, which expresses a level of social solidarity and consciousness that does not yet exist in the United States and Europe. The dilemma that China itself confronts is that the effort to maintain a Zero COVID policy in one country is, in the long term, unsustainable. A common reaction that the WSWS has received from the submission by the scientist is surprise at both the success of China’s Zero COVID policy and its broad popular support.
Quebec authorities left long-term care residents to die in pandemic’s first wave
In public CHSLDs (long-term care homes) and private institutions for the elderly, approximately 4,000 residents died during the first months of the pandemic between March and June 2020, when Quebec recorded one of the highest per capita mortality rates in the world. The report identifies “significant pre-existing and long-known systemic deficiencies” as one of the main causes of the tragedy that occurred in Quebec’s CHSLDs. It was not until April 11, when the situation was completely out of control in the CHSLDs, that these transfers stopped. At the same time, the government also prohibited COVID-stricken residents from being transferred to hospitals for treatment, leaving them facing death without adequate care. Workers in Quebec and the rest of Canada should not expect anything from inquiries commissioned and directed by the capitalist class to absolve itself of any responsibility.
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows referred for criminal contempt of Congress in January 6 probe
A new report recommending former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows be held in criminal contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena provides new evidence that the White House was directing the stand-down of the military during the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The stunning revelation that Trump’s chief of staff was intimately involved in directing the response of the National Guard prior to the attack on the Capitol was one of many important details Thompson enumerated. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller played a key role in delaying the deployment of the D.C. National Guard to the Capitol. Another significant detail revealed in Thompson’s report is that Mark Meadows was in “nonstop” communication with Kashyap “Kash” Patel, Miller’s chief of staff on January 6. This is hurting all of us, he is destroying his legacy,” Fox host Laura Ingraham, texted Meadows, according to Cheney.
UK government announces first confirmed Omicron variant death in the world
Britain has announced the first publicly confirmed death globally from the Omicron variant of COVID-19. On Sunday evening, Johnson confirmed in a televised address that there were hospitalisations due to Omicron in Britain. With another 1,576 Omicron cases reported Monday, there were 4,713 confirmed cases of the variant in Britain. South Africa first reported the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) to the World Health Organisation on November 24, 2021. Javid replied, “I think [Bradshaw] makes a very good point, given that we already know that the Omicron variant is fast becoming the dominant variant in our capital city, spreading rapidly throughout the country, the justification for having those rules is minimised.
Fuel leak at Pearl Harbor military base contaminates drinking water on the Hawaiian island of Oahu
A massive contamination of the drinking water supply for residents of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was discovered on November 20, when 14,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility has a long history of leaks dating back to 1943 when it was first built, during the intensive military build-up for WWII. Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility consists of 20 fuel tanks and an array of pipelines that use gravity to deliver fuel to Pearl Harbor, a short 2.5 miles away. Nearly 16,000 gallons of fuel and fuel-laced water have leaked from Red Hill pipes above the aquifer just this year. “The results of the Red Hill sample showed petroleum hydrocarbons roughly four to ten times below the Hawaii Department of Health Environmental Action Level (EAL).
Over 100 feared dead as recovery efforts continue following massive tornado outbreak across the US Midwest and South
Eight of the deaths were among those killed at the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky. Workers were told to shelter in place just minutes before the tornado decimated the factory. Governor Beshear has mobilized 300 Kentucky National Guard troops across nine counties to assist in the recovery efforts. The deadliest tornado since 1947, rated an EF5, ripped through Joplin, Missouri in 2011, killing 158 people. However, scientists have so far been unable to determine a direct link between tornado activity and climate change.
What to Write in a Christmas Card 2021
To help you out, we've compiled some of the best Christmas wishes to write in your holiday card, ranging from funny and romantic messages to classic Christmas quotes. Merry Christmas to you!”“This Christmas, may your family be functional and all your batteries be included.”"Merry Christmas! “Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!" “Merry Christmas!
Coronavirus Christmas Masks 2021
Whether it's an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, if you're hosting an event inside in December, it's a smart, safe decision to make face masks part of the dress attire. Masks that are too loose can be ineffective — and too-tight masks may make it unnecessarily hard to breathe. Masks that are too loose can be ineffective — and too-tight masks may make it unnecessarily hard to breathe. : Can you form the shape of your mask to fit snugly against the ridge of your nose? Below, we're highlighting the best cloth face masks for any holiday celebration.
Ruggable Washable Rug Review – Ruggable Pros and Cons
let you do just that: All of the brand's rugs are entirely machine washable. Ruggable rugs come as a two-piece set with a non-slip rug pad and a top layer that attaches with a Velcro-like grip. Based on our extensive research into washable rugs, we found that many rugs advertise as "washable," but that doesn't mean they're machine washable like Ruggable, which clinched the top spot in our machine washable rugs tests. ??Kid- and pet-friendly: Reviewers rave that Ruggable rugs are perfect for homes with little ones and pets. Bottom line: If you are prone to spills or stains on your rugs, Ruggable washable rugs are an excellent solution.
A Punk-Loving Father on the Road Back to Nail Polish, With Help from Harry Styles and a Sequined Owl
It was a sparkly owl that started it. My daughter—whom I regret to say is super basic—named him, counterintuitively from my point of view, Sparkly Owl. I don’t need to tell you that men’s nail polish is having a shining moment. To be entirely clear, there is nothing new or interesting about straight men wearing nail polish. Boys in the new, semiotically nihilist punk scene were wearing nail polish as part of their off-handed attempt to render everything from sexuality to Swastikas entirely meaningless.
A Sex and the City Miracle: Peloton Resurrects Character in Hail Mary Ad
Some fans revolted on Twitter:Others wondered, in Carrie-style voiceover, whether they could ever get on a Peloton again, knowing that it played a role in Big’s death. Real-life financial analysts were even forced to answer whether Peloton’s involvement in Big’s fictional death might further affect the company. Noth suggests they take another ride, nodding to two nearby Peloton bikes with the smirk of a man who has (presumably) profited off this little P.R. “And just like that,” says the voiceover, “the world is reminded that regular cycling stimulates and improves your heart, lungs, and circulation, reducing your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Cycling strengthens your heart muscles, resting pulse, and reduces blood-fat levels.”
The Best Fashion Accessories of 2021: Top Items for Gifting (And For Life)
When it comes to fashion amidst a re-emergence, having the best fashion accessories remains key. You might not need those sweats as much, but you do need shoes that help you look put together when you leave your house. So, when looking for gifts this holiday season, the best fashion accessories are often those that have use and meaning. We’ve created a list of the best accessories for life as we see it these days: a great bag for commuting, the perfect laptop for your new hybrid work program, and sparkly earrings for pizazz while masked (we’ve got those, too). Happy gifting (or purchasing for yourself!)
Ben Affleck Has a Very Personal Connection to The Tender Bar
Ben Affleck has reteamed with George Clooney for The Tender Bar, an adaptation of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist J.R. Moehringer’s 2005 memoir about a fatherless boy’s struggle to become a man. It’s a story Affleck felt deeply connected to: His own father, Timothy Affleck, worked as a bartender in Massachusetts during the 1980s. My dad worked at a couple of bars. “My parents were divorced, so my brother [Casey Affleck] and I, we’d often go see my dad at his work like many people do. I wish he would have imbued me with that.”Prior to The Tender Bar, Affleck collaborated with Clooney on the 2012 historical drama Argo, which won the best-picture Oscar.
How Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu Went From Accountant to Marvel’s First Asian Superhero
Simu Liu is the first Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings breakout star nearly took a different career path as an accountant to please his parents. More than 700 guests dressed in tuxedos and designer gowns drank endless Champagne to toast the triumphant increase in Asian visibility and representation in the media. Liu is among a new generation of actors who have emerged as advocates for their own visibility. Not only is she the first Asian woman to win two Golden Globes, but she’s also the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for a lead-actress-in-a-drama-series Emmy, for Killing Eve.
Chris Wallace’s Exit Leaves a Gaping Hole in Fox’s News Division
Wallace, the son of legendary broadcaster Mike Wallace, spent decades at ABC and NBC, where he once hosted Meet the Press, before joining Fox News in 2003. (Shep Smith, who also challenged Donald Trump’s lies, left in 2019 after 23 years at the network.) Wallace was known for grilling both Democrats and Republicans, including Trump, who typically got tossed softballs by sycophantic Fox hosts. Wallace’s announcement comes as the latest in a string of high-profile exits shaking up the TV world. (A Chris Cuomo spokesperson has denied the sexual misconduct allegation.)
The Surreal Scene at the 2022 Golden Globe Nominations Announcement
“A special thanks to Snoop Dogg.” By the time Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Helen Hoehne thanked her surprise cohost in her closing remarks, I wondered whether I’d hallucinated this morning’s Golden Globe nominations announcement. An act of gratitude, perhaps, for asking us to wake up at the crack of dawn and take this all seriously. Two giant Golden Globe pillars towered on either side of the podium onstage. Rumors began flying about a “special guest appearance.” (Preannounced celebrities typically announce the Globe nominees; given, well, everything, no such promise was made this year.) His seatmate replied, “Love Snoop.”As I’ve predicted for weeks on Little Gold Men, I expected this year’s Globe noms to be aggressively respectable.
Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle Can’t Quite Shake PEN15
PEN15 was born out of an unshakable adolescence angst—and for Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, it’s ending with a similar haunting sense. But then to see it in print is quite another,” Erskine tells Vanity Fair during a recent three-way Zoom. “I don’t know. “That’s terrifying!”The monkey, Konkle explains, was just the beginning. How are women doing all of this?”Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle in the third and final chapter of ‘PEN15.’ Courtesy of HuluIt’s not lost on Konkle and Erskine that they became parents just as their show about growing up came to its end.
Succession Finale: What Can Possibly Come Next For the Roy Children?
Vanity Fair may not be returning Comfry’s calls on behalf of Kendall Roy, but on the Still Watching podcast, Sonia Saraiya and Richard Lawson remain as obsessed as ever with the Roy family, particularly after the show’s explosive season finale, “All the Bells Say.”Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Could anyone have seen Tom’s betrayal coming? Did Kendall really attempt suicide? Is Logan really winning this round? Listen to Richard and Sonia discuss, and subscribe to Still Watching on Apple Podcasts or anywhere else you get your podcasts.
Kim Kardashian’s “Baby Bar” Post Is a Master Class in Self-Congratulation
Kim Kardashian is a busy woman. She’s always performing due to her job as a reality-television subject and social media star. She must interact consistently with all of her sisters and their families, and there are so many of them! She also mentioned her father, Robert Kardashian, a lawyer who famously defended O.J. Anyway, the caption is so long and excited, and doesn’t seem concerned with the long road ahead (the actual bar exam, for example).
Holiday Party Outfits 2021: 25 Items to Shop Now
December has arrived and with it comes a slew of festive celebrations requiring your best holiday party outfits. With social calendars filling up, people everywhere are preparing to dress up for one of the most popular traditions of the season: the holiday party. Whether you're attending an in-person soirée and or raising a virtual toast to your peers, holiday party outfits are an essential part of feeling festive. And to make your search for the perfect outfit a little bit easier, we've curated a selection of holiday party looks to shop this season. From shiny velvet frocks to sparkling skirts, fun feathers and glittering accessories, prepare to be best dressed in these head-turning holiday party outfits.
“The Messaging Is an Absolute Failure”: Biden’s COVID Strategy Is About to Face a Major Test
Yet the governor’s COVID-fueled political troubles are far from over, as she heads into a 2022 reelection campaign. “Certainly there are still public health dangers from COVID,” says Cornell Belcher, a Democratic strategist. “But the political problem with COVID is this, and you pick it up in focus groups: the uncertainty of it all. “Your political strategy on a health emergency isn’t really political,” says Biden’s pollster John Anzalone. The messaging by this administration going into the midterms is an absolute failure, just the way it was an absolute failure of the Obama administration going into 2010.
Facebook: It’s Not Our Fault People Want COVID Misinformation
Over the summer, as bogus information about COVID and vaccines spread aggressively across social media, President Joe Biden’s irritations with Facebook boiled over. Facebook didn’t invent misinformation and conspiracy theories. Misinformation always existed, but Facebook has helped to amplify it. There have always been conspiracy theories, but Facebook has given them echo chambers in which to flourish. It would be bad enough if Facebook were passively allowing bad actors to run amok.
Golden Globe Nominations 2022: See the Full List of Nominees
From the moment the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the 2022 Golden Globe nominations in a press conference early Monday morning, there were more questions than answers. After a year full of unprecedented scandal, could the HFPA regain some of its luster? Would the nominees, many represented by publicists who remain skeptical of the group’s reformation efforts, even accept their nominations? And given the uncertainty around everything about the Golden Globes, how much attention should even be paid? Below, find a complete list of the 2022 Golden Globe nominations in film and television—and check back soon for more on this most unusual awards show.
The 2021 Black List: Kanye West Biopic, Wild Dennis Rodman Tale Make the Cut
“The biopic remains a favorite genre on the Black List, and I can’t imagine that changing any time soon,” Black List creator Franklin Leonard said in an email, highlighting the dueling Jordan and Rodman scripts. Though the Black List isn’t a “best of” list, it is a consequential assemblage of scripts that get notice and make an impact in Hollywood. Several former Black List scripts have gone on to win best-picture Oscars, including Spotlight and Slumdog Millionaire, and best-screenplay Oscars, such as Jojo Rabbit and Promising Young Woman. For Leonard, it’s particularly thrilling to see writers from previous Black List labs (weeks-long workshops that support up-and-coming writers and pair them with mentors) pop up on the list. “And where I hope the Black List exists within it.”The entire list can be read here.
Naff ’80s Christmas Decorations Are Now The Height Of Chic
The era of the plain white fairy light is over, swept aside by a wave of embellished rainbow baubles, coloured lights and even (whisper it) tinsel. Yes, the runways may be increasingly preoccupied with all things Y2K, but at home – at least when it comes to the Christmas decorations – it’s all getting very ’80s. Light it up“Coloured lights fell out of favour a few years ago with white lights becoming the go-to. I’ll be styling mine mixed in with hops, coloured glass baubles and our brand’s new crimped brass bows on the mantle, plus the tree of course! Their warm multi-coloured glow creates instant joy and a sense of hope and excitement.”Think colour and more colour
Golden Globes 2022: Nominations, Predictions & What’s Going On
Once a fixture in the awards season calendar – the raucous party known for boosting the campaigns of Oscar hopefuls – the Golden Globes has become mired in controversy and will not be broadcast by NBC in 2022. Among them was the fact that 30 HFPA members had been flown to France to visit the set of Emily in Paris in 2019. Two years later, the series was nominated for two Golden Globes, while more critically-lauded shows like I May Destroy You were snubbed. Meher Tatna, its former president, later told Variety that there hadn’t been any Black members for at least two decades. On 10 May, NBC released a statement saying it would not be airing the 2022 Golden Globes.
24 Party Tops That Look As Good On Zoom As They Do In Real Life
Party season is here, but the opportunities to wear fabulous dresses or outré suiting in real life may be fewer and further between than expected (again). The solution to this slightly subdued festive spirit can be found in sharp black trousers or crisp dark-rinse jeans paired with a party top. For structured corsets look to metallic Vivienne Westwood, or barely-there polka dot tulle from Rozie Corsets. And Alexander McQueen’s glamorous green ruffles or Paco Rabanne’s star gazing top will still get you in the mood to party, even if the venue isn’t quite what you’d hoped. Below, shop Vogue’s edit of the best party tops to try now.
Lizzo Is A Literal Goddess In A Custom DiPetsa Dress
Instagram content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Captured on her way to the Free Larry Hoover concert at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles this weekend, the 33-year-old pop sensation wore a custom white ensemble from DiPetsa’s spring/summer 2022 collection. To top it off, Lizzo carried a white Louis Vuitton bag and wore towering platform trainers. Instagram content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Young designer Dimitra Petsa of Dipetsa has become a favourite among stylish celebrities, counting Bella Hadid, FKA Twigs, Nicki Minaj, Kylie Jenner, and Doja Cat as fans.
28 Thoughtful (And Practical) Christmas Gifts Your Dad Will Love
Wondering what to buy the father figure in your life? Even the man who claims to have everything secretly wouldn’t mind that monogrammed leather passport holder by Aspinal, or this year’s bougiest garden essential, Ooni’s portable pizza oven. For snappy dressers, Bennett Winch’s olive overnight bag is both stylish and practical; and they’ll get endless use out of a Derek Rose dressing gown. A pair of New Balance trainers, meanwhile, is essential to every (cool) dad wardrobe. Whether something ultra-useful that will remind him of you daily, or simply a small token of your love, read on for British Vogue’s pick of the best Christmas gifts for dads.
7 Expert-Backed Ways To Keep Your Gut Healthy During The Festive Period
Eat prebiotic foods“Prebiotics are food (or fertiliser) for the beneficial bacteria in your gut,” says Dr Gill. Otherwise known as the gut-brain axis, it means that your emotions and how you feel directly impacts the gut, and in turn, your gut health impacts how you feel. Studies show that stress and depression can reshape the gut microbiome, while issues like irritable bowel syndrome are also commonly experienced with mental health issues. A good night’s sleep is also essential for our gut health. When we don’t sleep well – or it is disrupted – we can’t digest our food properly, and the gut microbiome suffers.
Puffer Coats Are Officially Dressy
Generally, a giant puffer coat is the sign of fashionable defeat. Stars like Rihanna, Irina Shayk and Bad Bunny have all elevated their puffer coats by choosing styles in unexpected colourways or silhouettes. Earlier this month in New York, Rihanna emerged in a colour-blocked puffer coat with faux fur trim. Her long, voluminous puffer coat was offset by her more tailored pants and sleek, discreet sneakers. Below, more stars who have nailed the dressy puffer coat.
Kim Kardashian Passes The Bar Exam – And Flexes A Look, Of Course
“Looking in the mirror, I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram. She adds that she still has another bar exam to pass, so she’s not a lawyer yet, but her first exam has the lower pass rate – meaning the most difficult hurdle has been crossed. In her post, she also nodded to her late father, Robert Kardashian, who was also famously an attorney. It’s reminiscent of her viral black Met gala look, only more colourful – this is a happy, celebratory occasion, after all. “Don’t ever give up, even when you are holding on by a thread, you can do it,” wrote Kardashian.
Of Course J Lo’s Baggy Jeans Are Low-Rise
Skinny jeans have taken a back seat in recent seasons, but Jennifer Lopez is still rocking her spray-on denim. But on the rare occasions she’s not in figure-skimming styles, J Lo has succumbed to the baggy jeans trend. The singer was photographed strolling down Rodeo Drive wearing wide-leg jeans from Natasha Zinko, a chunky cropped turtleneck sweater, sleek wool coat, aviators and white plimsoll sneakers. Lopez has has championed various denim styles this month. (J Lo herself was a big bootcut fan back in the day.)
Colourful Crochet Hats Are Not Going Anywhere This Winter
Colourful crochet hats were the trendiest accessories on the block this summer, thanks to Rihanna and Dua Lipa championing the homespun headwear. Even now, despite the cooler climes, the It-girls are still living in their rainbow hats. Instagram content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Be it fuzzy or finely-woven, choose your sunny winter hat, here. Arket crochet hat £19 Arket Shop Now Emma Brewin faux-fur bucket hat £320 Emma Brewin Shop NowMemorial Day plaid hat £125 Memorial Day Shop Now Marni crocheted beanie hat £176 MatchesFashion Shop Now
Sarah Burton On Her Magical Welsh Adventure For Alexander McQueen
“There was an openness and enthusiasm about them that I found incredibly inspiring,” says Alexander McQueen artistic director Sarah Burton of the young teenagers the brand worked with over one unforgettable summer in south Wales last year. The series of creative workshops – a collaboration between the British house, the filmmaker Charlotte James and documentary photographer Clémentine Schneidermann (both of Ffasiwn Stiwdio in Merthyr Tydfil) – was born out of an especially affecting research trip to Wales, Burton explains. The results of a series of workshops devised by Alexander McQueen and Ffasiwn Stiwdio in Merthyr Tydfil are captured in a book and a fashion film. Clémentine Schneidermann“For our autumn/winter 2020 research trip, we visited Wales. The ensuing collection memorably included delicate guipure lace dresses inspired by traditional Welsh love spoons, and cloud-like tulle gowns adorned with otters, butterflies, starlings – even a Welsh lamb.
Hailey And Justin Bieber Play London Tourists In Chic Outerwear
Justin and Hailey Bieber are in full tourist mode in London. Strolling the streets with Benugo coffee cups in hand and kissing in red telephone boxes, the only thing that didn’t spell out “vacation” was their seriously chic outerwear. Hailey wore baggy jeans, Jordans, a chunky knit and her beloved oversized Balenciaga wool coat. Instagram content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Hailey just shared some holiday snaps of their sunny trip to the Maldives, where she was living in bikinis, crochet hats and chic beach cover-ups.
Losing A Friend Is Painful – ‘And Just Like That’ Should Have Shown It
I won’t spoil it for you, but there is a big shocker in episode one which seems likely to dictate the show’s narrative arc. I can see why the producers did what they did, but I think it might overshadow a plot point I found promising – the Carrie/Samantha fall out. Allegations were made, “sources said”, and as a result, Kim Cattrall did not reprise her role as Samantha in the new series. And this is the plot point I wish they’d follow up on. Old friendships that blow up or just disintegrate are painful beyond belief.
An enterprising sibling duo is launching three new restaurants in Mumbai this week
Incidentally, PCO is one of three restaurants being launched by Passcode Hospitality this week; the other two are Saz, an American brasserie and Ping's Cafe Orient, an Asian restaurant. It took the brother-sister duo of Rakshay and Radhika Dhariwal 10 years in the food business and nine restaurants across India to open their first lot in Mumbai’s Lower Parel area. Queso Bowl at Saz Cafe, Mumbai“We know these brands like the back of our hand, so opening three was not any less or more difficult than launching one at a time. As long as the fundamentals are in place, we are good to go. Besides we have done this before when Ping and Jamun launched together in Goa in 2020.
A tour through Karl Lagerfeld’s treasures ahead of a landmark Sotheby’s auction
ArtDigital Studio/Courtesy of Sotheby’s“I don’t believe in putting modern things into an 18th-century setting,” Lagerfeld told Bernier at the time, but no sooner said than contradicted. He says he didn’t want to live anymore as his own curator.” “I like to collect things; I don’t like to own them,” Karl told her at the time. “What I like about collecting is to create a mood, to put things together, then…gone.”Another lot: Lagerfeld and Choupette and ink. ArtDigital Studio/Courtesy of Sotheby’s“I have always wanted to buy a fortress somewhere, empty it, and decorate the whole thing with books,” Lagerfeld once declared. “I’m a very messy person with all my books, letters, writing,” Lagerfeld admitted.
Harnaaz Sandhu's victory at Miss Universe should be taken with a pinch of salt
Throughout the day, Indians have taken to social media in hordes to celebrate the Miss Universe crown coming home after 21 long years. But as the initial fanfare surrounding Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu's spectacular victory began to abate, a more pertinent question was raised in its place: Are pageants truly relevant in this day and age? Historically, beauty pageants have always pandered to a strictly heterosexual male gaze. But considering the degree to which this practice of offering hypersexualised versions of scantily-clad young women for public consumption had perpetuated body image issues amongst young girls, the move was rightly termed “too little too late”. In 2015's live telecast of Miss Universe, Steve Harvey erroneously crowned first runner-up Miss Colombia instead of Miss Philippines, which is telling of the homogeneity and interchangeability of the women who compete in pageants.
Tarun Tahiliani wants to change how Indian men dress
With Tasva, we want to dress and engage Indian men. In the process, we also discovered Tahiliani’s non-negotiable commandments for the modern Indian groom (and groomsmen). Maybe you’ve got the wrong Indian clothes or gone to a tailor or to a boutique that does know how to fit. Indian clothes are wonderful. Don’t look at a Bollywood actor and say we want to look like that.
Katarína a Ond?ej Vl?kovi: Žije u nás spousta dobry?ch lidi? s velky?m srdcem
Katarína a Ond?ej Vl?kovi: Žije u nás spousta dobry?ch lidi? s velky?m srdcem tým VOGUE 9. U manz?elu? Vlc?kovy?ch za?jem o druhe? zdaleka neskonc?il jen ti?m, z?e na pe?c?i o nemocne? de?ti ve?novali dve? tr?etiny sve?ho majetku. Pro mnohe? ohromuji?ci? c?a?stka, daleko vi?c odzbrojuji?ci? je ale skutec?nost, jak je jeji? vyuz?iti? a nasme?r?ova?ni? promys?lene?, konkre?tni?, efektivni?, a hlavne? upr?i?mne?. Vsadi?me se, z?e se Vlc?kovi jiste? neci?ti? by?ti mentory – jejich skromnost je jiz? pove?stna? –, ale ke?z? by nas?e spolec?nost me?la vi?ce podobny?ch lidi?. OV: My jsme postupne? dos?li k tomu, z?e se strategicky zame?r?i?me jen na jedno te?ma, a ti?m je de?tska? paliativni? pe?c?e vc?etne? hospicove?.
Red Carpet and Beyond: 41 Pictures That Take You Inside the Star-Studded Ball of Arabia 2021
Photo: Dazl Production Mona Kattan in Zuhair Murad and Huda Kattan in Michael Cinco. Photo: Dazl Production Customized Audi car. Photo: Dazl Production The Level Shoes photo booth. Photo: Dazl Production Photo: Dazl Production Photo: Dazl Production Photo: Dazl Production Photo: Dazl Production Table decor by The Flower Society. Photo: Dazl Production Vogue Arabia's December 2021 issue.
Mona Zaki Appears in a Cleopatric Gown by Zuhair Murad
It’s never a surprise to see Mona Zaki, the internationally-acclaimed Egyptian actress, in head-turning ensembles by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad. And last night, the on-screen icon, who is now gaining an international spotlight through her most recent Netflix success, Newton’s Cradle, made another appearance in her go-to couturier while playing co-chair for the second edition of the Ball of Arabia. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mona Zaki (@monazakiofficial)The Egyptian star paired her intricate gown with jewelry from Bvlgari, and Rafi Fazaa sleeked her hair down into a glossy do, while Olivia Jacob completed her evening look with a bold smokey wing and nude lips. Later that night, she also switched her extravagant gown for a shorter party-ready look in the same shade, proving that there’s no silhouette she can’t carry off. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vogue Arabia (@voguearabia)In her most recent Netflix show, Mona Zaki plays the role of Hana, a woman who sacrificed her life to leave Egypt and established a life in the United States.
Mona Zaki to Dorra Zarrouk: The Most Beautiful Gold Gowns from Vogue’s Ball of Arabia 2021
Last night, Vogue Arabia brought together a selection of local and international stars, influencers, designers and royalty to celebrate 50 years of the United Arab Emirates at the second edition of the Ball of Arabia. Co-chaired by Ingie Chalhoub, Huda and Mona Kattan, Mona Zaki and Zuhair Murad, the once-in-a-lifetime celebration highlighted the very best of the region with a series of cultural experiences curated by the General Women’s Union, and also paid homage to the nation with an all-gold dress code. On-screen icon Mona Zaki also went with Zuhair Murad for the evening, picking a caped embellished gown with a risqué slit, which she later switched for a shorter, party-ready gold outfit with playful cut-outs. Her pick: another Zuhair Murad, doused in sequin work and topped off with a full-length cape. “Gold is the most beautiful, luxurious color,” she revealed to Vogue Arabia while describing her look for the evening.
Sarah Jessica Parker Channeled Carrie Bradshaw in Oscar De La Renta at the ‘And Just Like That’ Premiere
It’s no wonder why: Carrie Bradshaw—portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker—is one of television’s most notable fashion icons, thanks to her closet of impeccable designer dresses and Manolo Blahnik heels. It’s only fitting, then, that for the series’s big premiere in New York City, Parker pulled out a major style moment herself. (Remember the Oscar wedding dress Carrie tried on in the Sex & the City movie? Parker nodded to Carrie by choosing an Oscar evening dress that had a classic, uptown-worthy feel. Read Next: Carrie Bradshaw Flies the Flag for Vintage in This ’70s DressOriginally published on Vogue.com
15 Pictures: What Nadine Nassib Njeim, Rym Saidi, and More Wore to the Ball of Arabia 2021
Mona Zaki in Zuhair Murad. Photo: Dazl Production Nadine Nassib Njeim in self-designed suit by Glamoda. Photo: Dazl Production Dorra Zarrouk in Jean Pierre Khoury. Photo: Dazl Production Mona Kattan in Zuhair Murad and Huda Kattan in Michael Cinco. As one of the co-chairs of the Ball, couturier Zuhair Murad found many of his stunning pieces worn by guests.
Huda Kattan and Mona Kattan’s Sweetest Sister Moments at the Ball of Arabia 2021
Huda Kattan and sister Mona Kattan were all smiles and laughter in sequined gowns by Michael Cinco and Zuhair Murad respectively last night, while attending the second edition of the Vogue Ball of Arabia at Raffles The Palm Dubai. Standing by her side, Mona Kattan was celebrated one of the event’s co-chairs, Zuhair Murad, in a full-sleeved gown embellished with pink and green rhinestones. “Trends don’t matter, Mona does not care about trends,” Huda added. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vogue Arabia (@voguearabia)Recently engaged, Mona Kattan also opened up about her relationship with Dubai-based business man Hassan El-Amin at the Ball of Arabia. Adding to that, Huda revealed: “Mona had a crush on her fiancé for the longest time.” Who knew?
Atop the Empire State Building, New York City Celebrated AMI’s Stateside Debut
Two miles uptown from AMI Paris’s first U.S. flagship store, les amis (or, friends) of AMI founder and creative director Alexandre Mattiussi filled the 78th floor of the Empire State Building. “Tonight is a very special night for me because it’s a dream come true as a French kid growing up in the countryside, dreaming of New York,” Mattiussi told Vogue. “I’m super happy because I always say my biggest pride is to see people wearing my clothes all around the world. The project invites artists to interpret their own version of the AMI heart emblem. This comes on the heels of opening almost ten stores across China in 2021 alone, proving the astronomical demand for the luxe yet attainable brand.
Emilys in Paris: Real-Life Looks From the City of Light
Emily in Paris has rekindled an amour fou with French style. Looking to channel your own version? Check out what real women are wearing on the streets of the capital. Some, like the fictional Emily, favor the classics, such as jaunty berets, two-piece sets, and tiny scarves; others go their own way. See below for our favorite Parisian looks (N.B., Emily), and check out the “Paris” city tab in our Street Style Trend Tracker for more.
Loro Piana Interiors Opens Their Doors in Aspen
Aspen is hardly short on luxury retail experiences, but December 13th marks something special for the famed celebrity ski enclave: the arrival of Loro Piana’s first-ever “Home for the Holidays” interiors and lifestyle pop-up in the U.S. And then of course there are the private homes, homes that people have either renovated, or bought as new homes. In 2019, Loro Piana redecorated a 7,000 square foot villa at Villa d’Este in Lake Como; this fall they unveiled a suite they outfitted at Casa Cipriani in New York. For an eye-watering price, one can live a very full Loro Piana life, from sailing yacht to ski chalet, and the company is fully equipped to outfit the interiors of everything from a G7 to a generous country estate. “We are a brand for the family, we’re a brand for the weekends, the outdoors,” says Pergamo, “we’re for the lifestyle.”
Priscavera Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection
“I think I am yearning for escapism,” says Prisca Franchetti over Zoom. The sauciness of the Priscavera woman remains in effect, with frilled minidresses, double-waistband bikini bottoms, and tight, strappy slips in peppy dots and lively colors. “I slowed down over the past year and wanted to keep it that way,” she says of her concise collection. Even with a more serious approach—and Franchetti has always been dead serious about her business—her cheeky glamour persists. The Hot Girl Summer look has proven most lasting with young British designers, but Franchetti shows New York girls know how to flaunt it best.
Frame and Ilona Hamer Celebrated Their Joint Collection With an Old Hollywood-Style Dinner
After its launch in 2012, American lifestyle brand Frame became a widespread sensation, infiltrating the market with its West Coast indicative, basics-loving, minimalism-fueled aesthetic. Baggy, cargo-pocket jeans from the brand, a leather jacket, and silk top made up Hannah Kirkelie's uniform for the night. "If you're making a pair of new jeans, they should look old." "I'm not a very public person — I'm actually quite shy," she says, to which Torstensson jokes he had to push Hamer to host the night's dinner. Before diving into a menu of hamachi crudo, ravioli ricotta, and bourbon ice cream, dinner was kicked off a Champagne toast.
Inside Stacey Bendet’s 13th Annual Toy Drive for the Good+ Foundation
Stacey Bendet chose to forego a step and repeat at this year’s annual toy drive benefiting the Good+ Foundation. For 13 years, the adored brand has partnered with the Good+ Foundation, founded by Jessica Seinfeld in 2001, to bring new toys to low-income families across the country. Both Bendet and Seinfeld were inspired to bring joy to kids after the birth of each of their first children. Glass tables were coated in red and gold wrapped candies and festive garlands. New toys brought to any Alice + Olivia free-standing store through December 24 will be donated to children through the Good+ Foundation.
Tae Ashida Tokyo Spring 2022 Collection
It’s been two years since Tae Ashida has been on the runway. That mix of luminaries from politics and entertainment spoke to Ashida’s reach and the multiple client demographics she’s designing for. In recent seasons she’s addressed the group via experimental fashion films that saw her collaborate with Japanese directors like Yasuhiko Shimizu. Edging close to the 30th anniversary of her brand, Ashida’s recent work has focused on asserting her codes by centering on her essential pieces. Multiple incarnations of the piece made their way onto Ashida’s runway, but the lineup avoided business-casual blandness thanks to the details.
Rachel Zegler on Her Wellness Journey, Preventing Breakouts, and Her Go-To Glam
And today I'm gonna walk you through my skincare routineand my go-to makeup look. So I'm gonna do that right now with this cream eye shadow. So next step, I'm gonna go in with blush. It just helps to keep everything locked downand adds a little bit more fullness if I so please. And I'm really grateful to the Met Galafor allowing me to have that experience.
In Conversation With Two Indigenous Women Fighting for the Future of the Amazon—And the Planet
Our generation is concerned about the future, not only our own future but the next generations’ future. What is the biggest misconception about Indigenous women? Sônia: "Historically an idea was imposed that Indigenous women could not participate in spaces of power, decision making, or have leadership roles. Many people thought it was part of the culture that women could only be present in certain spaces. The first Indigenous Women's rally took place in 2019 with the theme “Territory: Our Body Our Spirit,” precisely to show the connection between these three elements.
The Season 3 Finale of ‘Succession’ Has the Internet Up in Arms
In my humble opinion, the mark of a truly good episode of television is the number of differing opinions it inspires, and by that metric the season-three finale of Succession—which hit HBO on Sunday night—was a smashing success. Some people loved it, some people hated it, some people were meh about the season in general, and some were just spellbound by the ineffable beauty of J. Smith-Cameron’s Gerri Kellman. (Just me and Roman? As Vogue senior features editor Corey Seymour put it, “While most of the season finale irritated me (from the increasingly endless, sorry, succession of dick jokes to Kendall’s Lazarus-like transformation from near suicide to newly emergent coup plotter in mere hours), the notion of Tom as the new fulcrum of next season has me back on board in a big way.” Meanwhile, deputy editor Taylor Antrim had a different take: “The angles were all Antonioni, the sunlight pitiless, the acting world class, and the way the Tuscan dust clung to Kendall’s mahogany brown trousers was the essence of sadness, pathos of the purest sort, Succession at its excruciating best.”Did the rest of the Succession-viewing world line up with Seymour’s opinion, or were they more in the Antrim camp? Read on to see the very best social-media reactions to the finale:Vogue’s Favorites
Rachel Zegler on Her Wellness Journey, Preventing Breakouts, and Her Go-To Glam
So what starts out as very light makeup turns into 13 layers of concealer by the end of the day,” says actor Rachel Zegler. Next comes the Lanolips Superbalm, followed by a vitamin C serum and moisturizer by Bliss, Augustinus Bader’s face oil, and an eye cream by SkinCeuticals. “As I’ve grown older, I’ve just been able to appreciate more of those beauty standards in Latin America,” Zegler says. Eye Complex For Dark Circles $100 SKINCEUTICALS Shop NowBareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer $33 BAREMINERALS Shop Now Supergoop! Shop NowArmani Beauty Luminous Silk Face and Under-Eye Concealer $38 ARMANI BEAUTY Shop Now Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow $34 CHARLOTTE TILBURY Shop NowChanel Perles de Lumière Illuminating Blush Powder $70 CHANEL Shop Now Chanel Boy de Chanel Eyebrow Pencil $40 CHANEL Shop NowBareMinerals Strength & Length Serum Infused Brow Gel $22 BAREMINERALS Shop Now Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner $22 CHARLOTTE TILBURY Shop Now
Anna-Philippa Wolf Wore a Sequined Rick Owens Cape for Her Austrian Village Wedding
Anna-Philippa Wolf and Archibald Pearson met at the Paris flea market back when he used to have an antiques store there. All of this happened in the factory in Concordia.”The first dress they showed Anna was called “AL” gown, named after Rick’s nickname for Anna, Anna Lupo. “We managed to pack everybody into the tiny church and even had a room for some musicians who played throughout the ceremony,” Archie says. For this, Anna’s sister Katharina asked Rick and Elsa, the CEO of Rick Owens, for a roll of fabric to have a dirndl made. “And [shortly thereafter], I was dressed in a Rick Owens’ dirndl—it was crazy incredible!
Shop Delightfully Low Kitten Heels Inspired by Helen Mirren’s Collection
Dame Helen Mirren has collected countless awards for her superb acting skills, but—if you ask us—she also deserves a few honors for her impeccable style. Recently we’ve marveled at how she’s anchored skirts and dresses with twisted strap sandals and playfully patterned pumps. Ahead, discover 16 pairs of shoes to test out this holiday season, courtesy of Mirren’s regal looks. Have fun with pairs that have unique details—like the curved silhouette on Mirren’s Roger Vivier pair. Gucci Tom GG crystal slingback pump $1,100 NORDSTROM Shop Now Aquazzura Deneuve 60 knotted polka-dot twill mules $750 $338 THE OUTNET Shop Now
A Decade Later, I’ve Returned to My High School Obsession—Vests
At the time, all the It girls (say, Nicole Richie or Lindsay Lohan) were wearing suit vests with graphic tees, and I wanted to replicate the à la mode look. I bought two suit vests: a black button-up waistcoat, and a cream button-up waistcoat with a white satin back. However, a decade later, I’ve begun seeing vests come back on to the street-style scene. This season, stylish stars like Kendall Jenner and Bella and Gigi Hadid have been wearing suit vests as tops, and pairing them with baggy trousers and designer bags. The Minimal Vest
What the Supreme Court Just Ruled on Abortion Scares Me, and It Should Scare You Too
On Friday the Supreme Court had the chance to strike down a completely unconstitutional, totally insane Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks. Even many conservative court watchers thought the Supreme Court should and would strike down the law because it went contrary to both Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The choice to leave this Texas law in place marks a shift from a conservative court that still tries to keep up the appearance of objectivity to a Supreme Court that is fully partisan. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts was horrified by the decision, saying that the “clear purpose and actual effect” of S.B. “The Court clears the way for States to reprise and perfect Texas’s scheme in the future to target the exercise of any right recognized by this Court with which they disagree,” Sotomayor warned.
Relax—Take Pride in Your Beat-Up Bags
This motto is a far cry from what I remember when I started my career in fashion years ago. I could not afford a Celine luggage tote, and even if I could, I did not have the mind to treat it with such care. I’ve debated getting my Vuitton schlepper repaired, but I have also been looking at old photos of Mary-Kate Olsen and her beat-up bags, specifically her notorious Balenciaga mint green tote from the early ’00s, which remains in iconic fashion forum history. The bag’s dirtiness was so infamous that it came up in a 2005 profile in W magazine. “The version she’s carrying today was originally mint green, but it’s so dingy, covered with stains, pen marks, and even a chewed-up piece of gum, that it looks almost gray.
Kim Kardashian Passes the Bar Exam—And Flexes a Look, Of Course
Today, the reality star-turned-entrepreneur became one step closer to adding another title to her roster—lawyer—after she announced she’s officially passed one of her two bar exams. “Looking in the mirror, I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram. In her post, she also nodded to her late father, Robert Kardashian, who was also famously an attorney. This being Kim K, she also had to flex a major look to announce the news, of course. “Don’t ever give up, even when you are holding on by a thread, you can do it,” wrote Kardashian.
The Gymnasts Who Survived Larry Nassar’s Abuse Have Finally Reached a Settlement
After decades of sexual abuse at the hands of former U.S. women’s national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, more than 500 survivors will finally be compensated by U.S.A. The settlement, which was reached on Monday during U.S.A. Gymnastics’ bankruptcy proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, is among the largest ever of its kind. “But at some point, the negotiations have to end because these women need help—and they need it right now.” Insurers of U.S.A. will pay the bulk of the $380 million settlement, but the U.S.O.P.C. will pay roughly $34 million of its own money to Nassar’s survivors.
The Many Lives of Kathleen Turner
Turner developed rheumatoid arthritis while filming Serial Mom in 1992, eventually stepping back from acting to focus on a painful recovery process. Now, she’s mounting a one-woman show, Finding My Voice, for one night only this Thursday in New York. Ahead of her performance at Manhattan’s Town Hall, the acting titan spent an afternoon with Vogue to discuss her legendary career. Kathleen Turner: I never quite understood L.A. I had to get out of the city so I rented a little house in Provincetown where I could be outside.
A Triumphant and Thrilling Cabaret Returns to London
Outside the Kit Kat club, a particularly bonkers week in British politics was going down, while a new wave of a long-standing pandemic raged. Which isn’t to say approaching Cabaret as a revival does not have its issues. Their Kit Kat club, and its performers, bring a neat timelessness to proceedings, with shades of rebellion of every decade since the 1930s at play (the chorus’s footwear alone feels like a timeline of 20th- and early-21st-century dissent). It’s all incredibly fun and looks sensational, rendered in the color scheme of a late ‘90s Urban Decay makeup palette. Aside from Buckley as Bowles, with her swaggering, oscillating sexual confidence, the Kit Kat Club packs much allure but can sometimes feel a little safe.
2022 Golden Globes: See All the Nominees Here
As hard as it may be to believe, yet another awards season is almost upon us, which means it’s time to order a good pair of viewing pajamas, stock up on wine, and start printing ballots for your at-home pool. First, though, you’ll have to brush up on who’s nominated, and to that end, the nominees for the 2022 Golden Globes were announced on Monday morning. While this year’s awards won’t be televised, winners will be announced on Sunday, January 9. See all the nominees below:Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series—Musical or ComedyAnthony Anderson (Black-ish)Nicholas Hoult (The Great)Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building)Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series—Musical or ComedyHannah Einbinder (Hacks)Elle Fanning (The Great)Issa Rae (Insecure)Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)Jean Smart (Hacks)Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series—DramaBrian Cox (Succession)Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game)Billy Porter (Pose)Jeremy Strong (Succession)Omar Sy (Lupin)Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series—DramaUzo Aduba (In Treatment)Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)Christine Baranski (The Good Fight)Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)Mj Rodriguez (Pose)Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionPaul Bettany (WandaVision)Oscar Isaac (Scenes From a Marriage)Michael Keaton (Dopesick)Ewan McGregor (Halston)Tahar Rahim (The Serpent)Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionJessica Chastain (Scenes From a Marriage)Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha)Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision)Margaret Qualley (Maid)Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)Best Television Series, DramaLupin (Netflix)The Morning Show (Apple TV+)Pose (FX)Squid Game (Netflix)Succession (HBO)Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDopesick (Hulu)
I’m 5'2"—These Are the Best Dresses I’ve Found for Petite Women
At 5'2", the search to find the best petite dresses for women is one I embark on every season. I’ve found dresses to be my go-to style uniform for the office, dinner dates, parties, and beyond. Ahead, shop 30 of the best petite dresses for women that can be worn throughout the fall and winter seasons, no matter what you have marked on your calendar. Saloni’s crystal-bow velvet dress is a personal favorite of Vogue.com’s executive fashion director, Rickie De Sole, who is also part of the petite family. Saloni Camille crystal-bow velvet midi-dress $795 MATCHESFASHION.COM Shop Now Hill House Home Jasmine nap dress $225 HILL HOUSE HOME Shop Now
These Party Handbags Make the Perfect Holiday Gifts
These purses might not be your basic tote or leather crossbody, but they deserve to be taken out. Why pray for snow when Coperni’s crystal covered Swipe bag is already a reality? Coperni Swipe bag. Upon gifting a Jackie bag, you might want to cue up the confetti, as the lucky receiver will have much to celebrate. Gucci Jackie bag.
Zendaya, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lawrence and More of the Week's Best Dressed Stars
As they debuted the season’s biggest movies and sat front row at fashion shows, stars chose looks with visual impact. When Zendaya arrived at Spiderman: No Way Home’s London photocall, she did so in a sparkling look that alluded to the Marvel superhero himself. Dressed in an Alexander McQueen double-breasted wool blazer with crystal embroidery and thigh-high boots—as well as chandelier gems that swung playfully as she moved—Zendaya was at her outré best. Featuring grey plissé tulle with decorative crystals, the look offered a different kind of transformation and was an elegant addition to Kidman’s fashion repertoire. Jennifer Lawrence, meanwhile, opted for a gilded Dior look from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s spring 2021 collection to introduce climate change satire Don’t Look Up.
90 Day Fiance: Kimberly Says Usman is Her Last Chance at Love!
90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days is back with Season 5. On the season premiere, viewers were introduced to four of the season's seven brand-new couples. Caleb and Alina (no, not that one) are already speeding ahead to possible fan-favorite territory, but there's a lot that could go wrong. Kimberly is 50 years old and thinks that her next relationship could be her "last chance" at happiness. She is determined for that relationship to be none other than Usman Umar, but she knows that she's not the first older white American woman to cross paths with him.
Josh Duggar: Child Victims to Testify Against Reality Star at Trial
When Josh Duggar got arrested on child pornography charges, it was widely assumed that the 33-year-old would be headed to prison for a very long time. And so, the district attorney's office is pulling out all the stops and gathering testimony from Duggars' young victims. This is an unexpected development, as it was believed that Josh had not had any personal contact with his victims. The belief was that they were abused and exploited in a different part of the world, and Josh was part of an international child porn ring. In the meantime, Josh is staying with friends of Jim Bob's while he awaits his trial.
Golden Globe Awards 2022: Who Got Totally Snubbed?
On Monday morning, nominations came out for the 2022 Golden Globe Awards, a ceremony that will take place on January 9, 2022. Granted, it remain unclear if the Golden Globe will actually air on TV due to criticism of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over sexism and racism, but, hey:It's still an honor to be nominated, right?!? However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes," NBC said in a May statement. West Side StoryBest Actor in a Musical or ComedyLeonardo DiCaprio – Don’t Look UpPeter Dinklage – CyranoAndrew Garfield – Tick, Tick … Boom!
Kody Brown is a Selfish Jerk Who Doesn't Care About His Family: Daughter
Heck, Christine Brown announced in early November that she was leaving Kody after more than two decades as his spiritual spouse. "I'm not traveling with Christine and Ysabel on the way to surgery, I'm not going to surgery, I think it's very risky," he told the cameras. I do understand why he's doing it, it's just really frustrating and really, really hard." "I think I'm a little upset that he can't go because he's always talking about how family comes first," the teenager said in her own confessional. In the teaser for next week, she says that Kody not being there for Ysabel's surgery is "ripping her apart."
Jen Shah Motion to Dismiss DENIED by Federal Judge!
In a recent court filing, Jen Shah asked the judge to dismiss her case, claiming that she cannot receive a fair trial. Her claim was that all of this press, especially a recent documentary, had tained the pool of prospective jurors beyond repair. On Friday, the judge denied her motion to dismiss. On November 30, Jen Shah's attorney filed to dismiss the case against the The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star. So thorough, her legal team asserted, that it deprived her of her legal right to a fair trial.
Jen Shah Whines to Judge: Dismiss My Case! I Won't Get a Fair Trial!
This past Sunday night, Hulu dropped a documentary that painted Jen Shah in a very negative light. These attorneys are arguing that the aforementioned film violated Shah's right to a fair trial. Shah respectfully requests that the Court grant her leave to file a motion to dismiss the indictment,” these papers read. Homeland Security Investigations Acting Special Agent in Charge Rick Patel addressed Shah’s alleged involvement in selling “lead lists" on the special, stating:“The folks that are behind this are pros at what they do. They argue that this interview and others like it "severely jeopardize" Shah's right to a fair trial.
Josh Duggar: Held in Solitary Confinement Following Conviction!
Josh is currently being held in a county jail in Fayetteville, Arkansas as he awaits his April sentencing hearing. According to a new report from In Touch, Josh is being held in solitary confinement as he awaits his sentencing. We know what you're thinking -- maybe it wouldn't be such a bad thing for Josh to endure a savage beating. As for Anna, insiders say Josh's long-suffering wife is "completely devastated" by the situation, as one might expect. We suppose that's the level of delusion that one needs in order to remain married to Josh Duggar.
Big Ed Brown Date Interrupted by Gunshots!
Viewers of 90 Day: The Single Life know where Big Ed Brown's story is headed, even if he does not. To everyone's horror, that date was interrupted by the sound of live gunfire, sending everyone -- including Ed -- fleeing for safety. Big Ed Brown said just that of his mother as he brought her along with him to Mexico to meet with his latest mark -- ahem, girlfriend. Kaory is a single parent like Ed, and she is actually 38 -- much younger than Ed, but not less than half his age. "I'm smelling good, I'm looking good, I'm feeling good, and ... it's raining," Ed complained.
Jenelle Evans Talks About Leaving David Eason After He Posts Nude Photo Without Her Consent
Folks, Jenelle Evans and David Eason want your attention again. Eason posted the pic above, along with a caption reading:"My favorite place in the world and my favorite person in my favorite picture." "If you don't know Jenelle and David and their background, it's a bomb ass picture. Yes, there were questions of consent here, as there usually are when a person posts a nude photo of someone other than themself. Of course, the main reason that these two will never separate is the fact that Jenelle and David are broke.
Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth: Josh Belongs in Jail! Pray for Anna!
Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth have had months to consider how to comment on Josh finally facing justice in court. Like many of their relatives, Joy-Anna and Austin did not exactly live tweet Josh's trials. "We agree with the judicial system's verdict," Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth's joint statement affirmed. CSAM stands for child sexual abuse material, a much more appropriate title for what is too often called "child porn." Calling it "child pornography" diminishes the horror of what it is, as if this were about teens irresponsibly filming themselves instead of the gruesome reality.
Meghan Markle's Dad Goes OFF on Prince Harry: He's a Candyass! I Could Take Him In a Fight Any Day!
Thomas first alerted the world to how horrible he is when he sold one of Meghan's letters to a tabloid. Meghan sued the publication and won, but the case was back in the headlines recently thanks to an appeal from the Mail on Sunday, which Meghan also won. In the letter, she briefly shared an account of her impoverished childhood, noting that she “grew up on the $4.99 salad bar” at the Sizzler chain of restaurants. We never had to rub our pennies together and just have the salad bar," he continued. We've all met men like Thomas -- insecure losers who still fantasize about beating people up well into old age.
Amy Duggar Mocks Jim Bob: Maybe I'll Run Against You For Senate!
Jim Bob Duggar is running for state senate in Arkansas. It's downright laughable that Jim Bob hasn't pulled out of the aforementioned race. Jim Bob Duggar. She praised Jesus after the guilty verdict came down against her cousin, and has taken every opportunity available to drag the living Hell out of Jim Bob. Vote Jim Bob Duggar!
Mary Cosby: Is She Really a Cult Leader Who Inflicts Religious Trauma?
For a while now, Meredith Marks has been hearing things about Faith Pentecostal Temple, Mary Cosby's church. “I think Cameron thought the world of Mary and I think they had a very strong relationship,” Lisa stated diplomatically. Meredith went through with her plan. The other Housewives began to compare notes, with Lisa describing Cameron as having suffered extreme "religious trauma." Religious trauma is more or less what it sounds like -- people who were traumatized in a religious context.
Succession Season 4: Where Does the Show Go From Here?!?
So... THAT happened on the Succession Season 3 finale. What can fans expect from Succession Season 4, which is likely to premiere in October 2022? Heck, the former made the guy smile for what felt like the first time all season. Free (mostly) from the guilt of that whole manslaughter thing, we expect Kendall to be re-energized next season and to fight alongside his brother and sister. WILL SEASON 4 BE THE FINAL SEASON?
Ronnie Magro: Here's Why He's Not Appearing On the New Season of Jersey Shore
There's not a whole lot of drama on Jersey Shore these days. In fact, Ronnie narrowly avoided jail time following an altercation with his fiancee, Saffire Matos, that took place earlier this year. And yet it seems that was good enough for MTV and the producers of Jersey Shore. Sammi didn't mention Ron by name when she announced that she would not be returning for Jersey Shore Family Vacation. So yeah, Jersey Shore is much more lighthearted these days, and entire seasons will go by with no real conflict between the cast members.
Mary Cosby Apologizes For Appalling Racist Comment About Mexicans
Mary Cosby has been accused of being a cult leader, and not the fun kind. Ahead of Sunday night's new episode of RHOSLC, Mary Cosby took to Instagram. A tearful Mary Cosby opened up to castmate Lisa Barlow about it. I see a thug," Mary confessed. "Can you ask Lisa why she didn't call out Mary for her bigoted comment," one fan tweeted.
Mary Cosby, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Star, Accused of Running an Evil Cult
But it now must be uttered because it really may be the case:Jen Shah might not be the most despicable member of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast. But you've gotta hear what people are saying about Mary Cosby, you guys! Mary Cosby married herr grandfather. They call them love offerings.”Cosby is expected to address these allegations on Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. My church members, they know those are false allegations.
Jana Duggar Child Endangerment Arrest: What Did She (Allegedly) Do?
Last Thursday morning, Josh Duggar was convicted on two counts of child pornographhy possession. The incident was initially reported by the Instagram user and famous Duggar watchdog Without a Crystal Ball, who wrote late last week:"Last night a family insider contacted us about a Duggar Family member being charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor." "The family insider told us that Jana Duggar allegedly pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the charges and her next court date is in January," added this account. Jana is the eldest Duggar daughter and second-eldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle, following her convicted brother Josh. Unlike other members of her infamous family, Jana has NOT yet said anything about Josh's conviction and/or the victims of his abuse and addiction.
Amy Duggar: Jana is Innocent! Laura DeMasie is a Friggen Cult Member!
Throughout Josh Duggar's child pornography trial, Amy Duggar made it clear that she believed her disgraced cousin was guilty, and that she hoped he would be convicted. So we know that Amy can be relied on to give her honest assessment of situations involving her family. As you may already know, it was revealed last week that Jana has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Laura DeMasie, who fans know as the best friend of Jana Duggar replied to that comment with “Amen.”Oh. So within the space of a few days, Amy defended Jana and fired a public shot at her best friend.
Meghan Markle's incredibly thoughtful gift to royal family on heartbreaking day
Meghan Markle's incredibly thoughtful gift to royal family on heartbreaking day It was carefully selectedThe Duchess of Sussex may not have been able to attend Prince Philip's funeral in April, but she still ensured she paid tribute to the royal with a very colourful wreath. Several stunning white wreaths from the royal family were pictured lying against the pews inside St George's Chapel, but there was one very eye-catching arrangement from Meghan and her husband Prince Harry that stood out from the rest. Created by one of their favourite florists, Willow Crossley, the royal couple specifically asked for the wreath to include acanthus mollis (bear's breeches), the national flower of Greece to represent Prince Philip's heritage, and eryngium (sea holly) to represent the Royal Marines. Prince Harry with his family at Prince Philip's funeralPrince Harry was one of only 30 guests in attendance at the funeral, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He flew from America to the UK and self-isolated at Frogmore Cottage ahead of the service, while Meghan stayed at their home in Santa Barbara, California with their son, Archie.
How to celebrate Christmas like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
How to celebrate Christmas like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The Duchess of Sussex previously shared her guide to hostingThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing for their first Christmas as a family-of-four in Montecito, California. Prince Harry and Meghan were already parents to two-year-old Archie when they welcomed daughter Lilibet in June. READ: Who are in Prince Harry and Meghan's close circle of friends in California? Loading the player...WATCH: Inside Prince Harry and Meghan's Montecito homeMeghan Markle's Christmas dinner tips"Have each of your friends bring a dish or cook together in the kitchen," said Meghan. Prince Harry and Meghan will spend Christmas with their one-year-old son ArchieMeghan Markle's Christmas decoration tips"When creating a table-scape, keep it simple and crisp with an all white tablecloth, runner and napkins.
GMA star David Muir spent years restoring $7million lakeside home - inside
David Muir is known for his appearances on Good Morning America and 20/20, but when the 47-year-old isn't on our TV screens, he likes to retreat to his spectacular second home in New York. MORE: David Muir's glimpse into festive life at home confuses fansThe TV star purchased the home on Skaneateles Lake, New York, for a whopping $7million, according to records filed with the Onondaga County Clerk’s office in 2019. Built in 1890, the 4,300-square foot property boasts six bedrooms, two kitchens, three bathrooms, and a stunning fireplace, offering plenty of space for David and his beloved dog, Axel. Another photo sees Axel standing by a doorway with a pristine front lawn and driveway in the background surrounded by woodland. RELATED: Elton John's $7.2million eccentric mansion offers private retreat following health woesRead more HELLO!
Why the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Hotel is the ultimate luxury safari getaway
We may earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this articleThe Serengeti in Tanzania is magical all on its own with its dreamy sunsets, thrilling animal sightings, and relaxing vibe, but the Four Seasons Serengeti Hotel takes a stay there to another - and very luxurious - level. The Four Seasons Serengeti Hotel is the height of luxuryAfter you touch down at the airport, a Four Seasons jeep (hotel transfers are pre-booked) picks you up and takes you on an unforgettable mini safari ride to the hotel, with zebras, giraffes, and even lions visible along the way. There are a variety of rooms to choose from including the more affordable Savannah and Horizon rooms (rooms start around $1495 a night), which feature plush king or twin beds, rainfall showers, spacious walk-in closets with vanities, and patios with views of the Serengeti. Celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens are fansThey all ooze luxury, especially the stylish suites, which come with private pools. It’s beyond stunning, and resembles a mini-home with its multiple bedrooms and breathtaking dining room topped with a chandelier.
Charles Spencer unveils jaw-dropping Christmas tree to rival the Queen's
Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer unveiled his astounding Christmas tree on Monday – and it rivals the Queen's. Loading the player...WATCH: Charles Spencer opens up about Princess Diana's graveThe room also features a mezzanine balcony, a luxury marble fireplace and double-height ceilings and to the grandeur. One wrote: "Now THAT is a Christmas tree! Her Majesty's staff put the decorations up in NovemberHer Majesty the Queen unveiled her Christmas Tree at Windsor Castle back last month, and while her impressive tree stands at a staggering 20 feet high, Charles' is actually even taller! The monarch's tree is also a real one, having been cut down from Windsor Great Park to stand proudly in St George's Hall.
Exclusive: 9-1-1 star Oliver Stark reveals season five's spring premiere will feature Christopher and Buck scenes
Good news 9-1-1 fans, Oliver Stark has teased more scenes between Evan 'Buck' Buckley and Christopher Diaz (Gavin McHugh) in the spring premiere. The first half of season five saw limited interaction between the pair, though, and Oliver told HELLO! "He's such a great spirit and really brilliant at what he does, and he's a nice person to work with." EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1's Oliver Stark reveals 'huge wrench' may tear apart Buck and Taylor's romanceMORE: 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar exits show over vaccination protocolGavin joined the show in season two when Eddie (played by Ryan Guzman) joined the 118. Eddie revealed in season four episode 14 that he had made Buck Chris' legal guardian months prior, and Oliver previously told HELLO!
Queen Maxima shares touching photo of family reunion as Princess Alexia returns from college
Queen Maxima shares touching photo of family reunion as Princess Alexia returns from college Home for the holidays! King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima have shared a touching photograph to mark a special family reunion. The royal couple's middle daughter, Princess Alexia, 16, returned home to the Netherlands from the UK as the winter term at UWC Atlantic ended on Friday. Alexia is studying for her International Baccalaureate at the college in Llantwit Major, Wales, for the next two years. The sweet snap shared by the royal household after Alexia's return showed the king and queen surrounded by their daughters, including Princess Catharina-Amalia, 18, and Princess Ariane, 14.
Shania Twain nails pink feathered-showgirl look for grand residency finale
Shania Twain nails pink feathered-showgirl look for grand residency finale That does impress us muchShania Twain ended the first leg of her Las Vegas residency with a certifiable bang this weekend, and she looked as good as ever doing it. Loading the player...WATCH: Shania Twain stuns in skintight latex pants for exciting announcementHer matching heels also sported feathered tops that elongated her flawless legs and allowed her figure, honed by years of performing, to shine. "Final Let's Go! MORE: Shania Twain counts down to show finale in shimmery gown and top hatFans in the comments could not stop gushing over the singer and her incredible performances, with one writing: "#ForeverAndForAlways my Queen!" Residency shows at ?@ZapposTheater at @PHVegas have just been announced!
Princess Eugenie steps out for second festive outing after supporting Kate Middleton
Princess Eugenie steps out for second festive outing after supporting Kate Middleton The royal is patron of Horatio's Garden charityPrincess Eugenie stepped out for another festive outing after supporting cousin-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge. The royal, 31, attended a Christmas carol concert for Horatio's Garden last Thursday and helped the charity to raise over £24,000. Princess Eugenie wore a ME+EM green maxi dress with a checked Sandro Paris coat as she attended the concert at St Mary Abbots Parish Church in Kensington, London. MORE: Princess Eugenie looks effortlessly chic in unique coat – and you'll want oneMORE: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi enjoy night off parenting dutiesEugenie attended the special concert. Celebrity guests at the Christmas carol concert also included Alan Titchmarsh, Anneka Rice and singer-songwriter John Galea.
Kaley Cuoco prepares for big change this Christmas – and it's bittersweet
Kaley Cuoco prepares for big change this Christmas – and it's bittersweet The Flight Attendant star is already in the holiday spiritKaley Cuoco decorated her home for the festive season over the weekend, and it looks incredible! However, while Kaley is looking forward to Christmas, she will be facing a bittersweet 'first' following her split from husband Karl Cook. MORE: Kaley Cuoco shares heartfelt message with friends and fans on important dayMORE: Kaley Cuoco pays heartfelt tribute on sister's birthday with amazing family throwbackAt the time, they shared the sad news in a heartfelt statement, in which they revealed that their "paths have taken us in opposite directions". Kaley shared photos of her house on social media, revealing everything from a floor-to-ceiling tree in her foyer, to a stylish feathered Christmas tree in her porch. MORE: Kaley Cuoco debuts unbelievable transformation for career returnMORE: Kaley Cuoco stuns with candid beach selfie to mark special celebrationThe 36-year-old has also been enjoying spending time with her Flight Attendant co-stars in Iceland, where she travelled to last weekend.
Escape to the Chateau's Dick Strawbridge gives big update on show's future ahead of latest episode
Escape to the Chateau's Dick Strawbridge gives big update on show's future The Channel 4 show has a huge followingDick Strawbridge has given his fans a big update on the future of Channel 4 show, Escape to the Chateau. MORE: Escape to the Chateau's Dick and Angel Strawbridge transform family mansion for Christmas – photoThe tweet read: "Are you renewed for HGTV in the US? to which Dick replied: "We are on, and future series will be on, Peacock." Loading the player...WATCH: Dick and Strawbridge make discovery while undertaking renovationsOne person replied expressing their excitement: "Can't wait watching Château DIY!!!" Meanwhile, the Strawbridge family have been getting into the festive spirit by sharing their fabulous Christmas decorations on their Instagram.
Serena Williams is pretty in pink in coy new photo that has fans enamored
Serena Williams is pretty in pink in coy new photo that has fans enamored Sunday brunch really is the bestSerena Williams revealed on social media that she was having the time of her life over the weekend with her latest post. MORE: Serena Williams stuns in sensational all-black look for night outThe tennis star shared a picture of herself from a brunch outing on Sunday while surrounded by make-up supplies behind her. MORE: Serena Williams designed minimalist home without husband Alexis' input – insideMany simply dropped scores of heart emojis, while one wrote: "Queen tingz," and another said: "Sunday funday woooooo." Serena looked pretty in pink for a Sunday brunchA third commented: "We love to see it," with one suggesting: "'Who me?' MORE: Serena Williams twins with daughter Olympia in the most unexpected fashionMORE: Serena Williams twins in adorable dress and sneakers with daughter OlympiaShe took to her Instagram to share a reel featuring her trying on several different show-stopping outfits, modeling everything from skinny jeans and heels to cozy dresses with combat boots, and she nailed it every time.
Olivia Culpo majorly turns up the heat in risqué tank top photo
Olivia Culpo majorly turns up the heat in risqué tank top photo Who did shrink the shirt? Olivia Culpo left fans positively floored with her new social media post, sending the heat right through the roof. MORE: Olivia Culpo flexes her skills in chic all-black leather outfitMany of her followers and friends dropped flame emojis for the photo, with one saying: "Wow! Olivia sported a tank top and satin shorts for her risqué photoshootAnother wrote: "Shredded!!! with a third commenting: "Wow Olivia you are so gorgeous," and a friend hilariously responding with: "Mam… just pull your other shirt over your shoulders and button it up.
Goldie Hawn steals the show in daughter Kate Hudson's heartwarming photo featuring grandchild
Goldie Hawn steals the show in daughter Kate Hudson's heartwarming photo featuring grandchild Festive mood onKate Hudson is certainly getting the festive season off to a great start, and shared that she was spending it with family in a new photo. MORE: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's unusual punishment to Oliver Hudson revealedThe actress posted a picture of her happy home during the holidays, primarily featuring her mother Goldie Hawn mid-laughter. Goldie cozied up to her granddaughter, Kate's daughter Rani, two, as she donned a Christmas-themed green dress and smiled bright for the camera. Loading the player...WATCH: Goldie Hawn dances on the streets with her son"Holiday spirit off to a great start #happyholidays," Kate captioned the sweet snapshot, and fans couldn't stop talking about her mother. Strong women empower women," one wrote, with another saying: "Goldie as a Grandmother must be amazing!"
Ginger Zee receives well wishes from fans as she shares exciting update close to her heart
MORE: Ginger Zee's heart is full as she shares latest update on sonThe book is out next month, and Ginger shared a new update on it on social media at the start of the week. Loading the player...VIDEO: GMA's Ginger Zee shares glimpse inside New York homeShe wrote: "One month until my book is out! MORE: Ginger Zee praised as she marks end of chapter at workMORE: GMA's Ginger Zee wows in animal print dress and heels"And if you want a signed copy, reach out to @epiloguebooks @quailridgebooks @andersonsbookshop @booksandgreetings or @barnesandnoble." Can't wait," while another wrote: "Can't wait to read this!" MORE: Ginger Zee and husband update fans with a big decision involving their childrenSEE: Ginger Zee shares rare picture as she marks major career milestoneShe shared an emotional caption for the post, writing: "Finally got one in my hands!
GMA's David Muir sparks emotional reaction with latest post as fans send support
David Muir inundated with support as he shares emotional photo from disaster site Prayers to those affectedDavid Muir is as steadfast as can be when it comes to his journalistic work, and fans could see it with his latest post as they were rendered emotional. MORE: GMA star David Muir spent years restoring $7million lakeside home - insideThe Good Morning America anchor shared a photograph from his reporting in Kentucky, which had been ravaged by a tornado that left several dead and even more missing. Loading the player...WATCH: GMA's Michael Strahan rockets into space"Prayers for Kentucky," he simply captioned the post, and fans inundated the comments section with prayers of their own. MORE: David Muir teases a sweet holiday romance - but it's not what you thinkMany also took the moment to commend David on his heartbreaking reporting from the scene, as one commented: "Thank you David for your reporting from KY last night. Another added: "Great job on GMA this morning you're by far the best," while a third said: "Praying for you also David.
Mindy Kaling turns heads with eye-catching neon and leather combo for fun night out
Mindy Kaling turns heads with eye-catching neon and leather combo for fun night out Can't take your eyes off itMindy Kaling continues her reign as one of the chicest style queens of social media with her latest look you won't be able to take your eyes off of. She donned a preppy neon green sweater that buttoned up with black bows, wearing a black top underneath, and paired it with skin-tight leather black pants. Loading the player...WATCH: Mindy Kaling's strange addictionMindy finished the outfit off with a set of matching heeled boots, her hair in loose curls, and a red lip, all ready for a night in court. Fans thought Mindy scored big with her look, but none more so than her The Office co-star Angela Kinsey, who commented: "Mindy you look smokin' hot!!!" Mindy donned a preppy neon sweater with leather pants for a basketball game"You have the biggest and brightest wardrobe I've ever seen!!!
GMA's Lara Spencer has fans seeing double in ab-baring with photos in crop-top for rare date night
Lara Spencer left fans in hysterics with her latest social media post from a rare date night out with husband Richard McVey. Loading the player...WATCH: Lara Spencer and daughter perform jaw-dropping stunt in matching swimwearRichard and his friend both wore matching white button down shirts with pants in varying shades of black. Lara wore an off-the-shoulder crop that showed off her toned abs and a long skirt, all with an orange pattern similar to her friend's. She couldn't resist sharing this development on social media, writing: "Seeing double on our double date! In the snapshot, Lara wore a floaty floral-patterned minidress, perfect for the beach and sun, and she was crouching down on the edge of the frame.
Hoda Kotb reveals refreshing reason she was off from work and social media
Loading the player...VIDEO: Today's Hoda Kotb left shocked by co-star"We missed you!" MORE: Who is covering Hoda Kotb on Today? Meet her stand-insMORE: Hoda Kotb gets fans talking as she flashes engagement ring in new photo"I missed you too! Hoda Kotb revealed where she was during her time off Today"That was one of the things. MORE: Hoda Kotb inundated with messages as she shares heartbreaking storyMORE: Hoda Kotb left frustrated live on air over missed opportunity with co-star"And no judgement as me too, right, but I looked around and every single person was hunched.
Kelly Clarkson sparkles in sequin gown as she shares exciting news about The Voice
Kelly Clarkson sparkles in sequin gown as she shares exciting news about The Voice We can't wait! Kelly Clarkson is so ready for the holidays and has a festive wardrobe that many would be envious of. MORE: Kelly Clarkson stuns in dramatic black ball gown on The VoiceMORE: Kelly Clarkson brings the party in feathered pink gown for The Voice live showsFans were quick to respond to the news, while many more complimented her look. MORE: Kelly Clarkson announces wonderful festive news in regal sequined gownMORE: Kelly Clarkson stuns in extravagant bejewelled gown for special celebrationAfter being asked whether she liked the popular festive drink, she replied in the footage: "Eggnog, absolutely. The mom-of-two has been sporting many stylish looks over the past few weeks, both on The Voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Tracee Ellis Ross looks drop dead gorgeous in 'red liquid' gown
Tracee Ellis Ross looks drop dead gorgeous in 'red liquid' gown We're seeing redTracee Ellis Ross has been serving up some truly show-stopping looks recently, and her latest designer outfit is truly right up there. And we understand why, as she showed up in an absolutely drop dead stunning red gown, sequined from head to toe with a turtleneck silhouette. Loading the player...WATCH: Tracee Ellis Ross is put through her paces for a Tracey Anderson Method workoutThe floor-length design shone on her like it was made of leather or vinyl and fit her like a glove, showing off her flawless figure. Tracee showed off more of her fantastic red sequined gown from Bottega VenetaAnother wrote: "Just so beautiful! MORE: Tracee Ellis Ross looks stunning in sheer bodysuit and knee-high bootsMORE: Tracee Ellis Ross saddens fans with painful goodbyeTracee shared several photos of herself rocking a black Balenciaga jumpsuit with some statement jewelry pieces for the People's Choice Awards.
Kim Kardashian passes the baby bar exam on her fourth try
'My dad would be so proud': Kim Kardashian opens up about major career milestone The reality star has been studying to become a lawyer since 2019Congratulations are in order for Kim Kardashian, who recently passed the baby bar exam in her quest to become a lawyer! Loading the player...WATCH: Kim Kardashian cried with jailed grandmother after clemency win"Looking in the mirror, I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection," the mom of four wrote. "For anyone who doesn't know my law school journey, know this wasn't easy or handed to me." MORE: A really handy guide to who's who in the Kardashian-Jenner family treeThe "baby bar" is the First-Year Law Students' examination in California. In the state, anyone who has completed a full year of study at an unaccredited law school or a year of study through the Law Office Study Program can write the baby bar.
Exclusive: Get to know the real NBC's Joshua Johnson as he discusses his dream job at Now Tonight
Exclusive: Get to know the real NBC's Joshua Johnson as he discusses his dream job at Now Tonight Joshua Johnson's new show kicked off last week...Joshua Johnson is the star of NBC's Now Tonight with Joshua Johnson, which first aired last week. Now Tonight with Joshua Johnson is NBC's latest news showCongratulations on your new show, Now Tonight with Joshua Johnson, what can viewers expect from the program? On our show, we want to spark conversations about the stories that have everyone talking, or that everyone should be talking about. We know you're already talking about the news on social media, but often not able to reach the people with the most expertise, or the people who are actually in the middle of those stories. Now Tonight with Joshua Johnson has already proved popularIt's better to strive for growth: that's much healthier, it's actually humanly possible, and it's unlimited.
Iman shares incredible photos of secret home with David Bowie after revealing why she stopped going
Iman shares incredible photos of secret home with David Bowie after revealing why she stopped going The couple built their home from scratch six years agoIman has recently launched her first-ever fragrance, Love Memoir, an incredible tribute to her late husband David Bowie, who sadly passed away in 2016. Loading the player...WATCH: Iman shares incredible video of home in CatskillIn photos and a video posted over the weekend, which Iman took from her garden, her ultra-modern glass-fronted house can be seen whilst the sun is setting. READ: Iman's never-before-seen picture of David Bowie and daughter Lexi leaves fans choked upRELATED: David Bowie's wife Iman opens up about their remarkable marriage five years after his death"Sunsets are like God's paintings in the sky! And I have not been at this property since David passed away. "So I love that balance, it's a memorial for somebody that passed away but it's there to finally say 'You are on the right track.'"
Michelle Obama reveals worries for daughters Malia and Sasha
Michelle Obama reveals worries for daughters Malia and Sasha The former First Lady of the United States shares two children with Barack ObamaMichelle Obama is a doting mum to daughters Malia and Sasha, and has worked hard to allow her girls to enjoy a private life out of the spotlight, despite their parents' high-profile positions. Malia and Sasha Obama spent their childhood in the White HouseThe doting mum explained: "Every weekend was hard following these little girls around. READ: Michelle and Barack Obama's vast living room inside $8.1million home is gorgeousMORE: Michelle Obama reveals how they put daughter Sasha first during major changeMalia and Sasha both have bright futures ahead of them too. READ: Michelle Obama receives outpour of love following emotional announcementEXPLAINED: Why Malia and Sasha Obama are rarely seen in publicThe family have a beautiful Tudor home, complete with a roof terrace and a sprawling garden. MORE: Michelle Obama looks identical to daughters Sasha and Malia in incredible school photosREAD: Michelle Obama shares new family photo inside home in WashingtonWhat's more, Sasha even designed it herself.
Exclusive: Today's Sheinelle Jones embarks on important storytelling role with powerful documentary on fertility
Exclusive: Today's Sheinelle Jones embarks on important storytelling role with powerful documentary on fertility The NBC star spoke exclusively to HELLO! Today star Sheinelle Jones has made her executive producer debut in an important new documentary close to her heart. MORE: Sheinelle Jones celebrates incredible achievement live on TodayStories We Tell: The Fertility Secret, is a powerful upcoming program featuring Sheinelle's sister-in-law and five other women, who discuss their individual journeys surrounding fertility. Sheinelle Jones opens up about her upcoming documentary"I didn't want it to be this depressing thing but I also wanted it to be honest. Sheinelle Jones' new documentary Stories We Tell: The Fertility Secret is a must-watch"I have to tell you, I underestimated the added layer of stress to interview people who I love because these stories are personal to me as well.
Kevin Miller on Building a Remote Business During a Pandemic
But for me, it was a time of immense growth and progress,” Miller writes in a blog post. When Miller and longtime friend Jon Zacharias began their SEO agency, they had zero full-time employees. In every sense, Miller and Zacharias built their company through nothing but hard work and tenacity. Giving Employees the Flexibility to Build the Life They Want“Human beings are more than what they do at work,” Miller notes, mentioning that benefits are helpful for building relationships, but they aren’t the complete story. Mental health is a major priority at GR0; so much so that Miller provided all employees with a free Headspace membership.
Today viewers delighted as much-loved star makes returns to the show
Today viewers delighted as much-loved star makes returns to the show The NBC News show has a legion of fans around the United StatesToday fans had an extra special surprise on Monday morning after tuning it to see a much-loved member of the show had returned. Loading the player...VIDEO: Today's Hoda Kotb left shocked live on air"It is good to have you with us on a Monday morning. MORE: Who is covering Hoda Kotb on Today? MORE: Why isn't Hoda Kotb on Today? As well as working on Today, the star has a number of side projects, including her very own podcast, Making Space with Hoda Kotb.
Geri Horner surprises in seriously slinky outfit to celebrate with husband Christian Horner
Geri Horner surprises in seriously slinky outfit to celebrate with husband Christian Horner The Spice Girls star looked amazingGeri Horner looked unbelievable in a slinky white ensemble as she celebrated her husband Christian Horner's big Formula 1 win in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. RELATED: Geri Horner breaks silence to congratulate husband ChristianThe Spice Girls star, née Geri Halliwell, showed off her gym-honed figure in a white dress with a halterneck cut. Loading the player...WATCH: Geri Horner shares special message to husband ChristianThe figure-hugging silk number was dressed up with a smart white kimono – how chic! Geri looked amazing in a series of white looks in Abu Dhabi"Congratulations. READ: Geri Horner shares rare photo with stepdaughter Olivia in heartfelt postThe 54-year-old was being treated in intensive care following the fall but tragically passed away.
Where Did the Kardashians Go to College? Kourtney, Kim and More
There is so much known about each individual family member, from Kourtney Kardashian‘s favorite way to eat a Kit-Kat to in-depth details about Khloé Kardashian‘s workout regimen. With a keen knack for business, many wonder whether any of the Kardashians ever went to business school. “I applied to law school then decided not to go,” she said in 2010. Rob Kardashian followed his sister’s lead and went to college. Scroll through the gallery below to find out which Kardashians went to college, where they graduated from and what they majored in!
Isabel Rock Is 'Healing' After 'Traumatic' Birth of Son Mateo
Little People, Big World alum Isabel Rock reflected on the “wild and traumatic” birth of baby No. 1, son Mateo, with husband Jacob Roloff. “These past few weeks have shown me what true surrender and trust looks like,” Isabel admitted via Instagram on December 11. “My wife is a superhero, my son is an angel and all nurses are saints goodnight,” the reality star tweeted. Praise the Lord,” the TLC star wrote in a since-deleted post, according to The Sun, seemingly in reference to Jeremy and Audrey Roloff welcoming baby No.
‘And Just Like That …’ Star Chris Noth’s Net Worth Is Staggering
Considering that he is best known for playing Mr. Big on Sex and the City, it may come as no surprise that Chris Noth has a very impressive net worth of $16 million, per Celebrity Net Worth. Keep reading to get details on how Chris Noth has earned the staggering amount of money he’s made so far. Chris Noth Has Several Notable Acting Roles on His Résumé. Chris has co-owned the New York music venue The Cutting Room since 1999 in addition to the NYC nightclub The Plumm, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Chris Noth Has a Special Connection to His Role as Mr. Big.
Kim Kardashian Christmas Decor Photos: North West Shows Home
North West documented mom Kim Kardashian’s chic and all-white Christmas decor around their Calabasas mansion. Kim, who once described her abode as a “minimal monastery,” kept with the monochromatic vibe of her existing decor. Of course, the famous family’s Christmas tree is absolutely gigantic. She did not top it with an angel or star but rather filled the tree with many strings of white lights. Although the Skims founder is currently estranged from husband Kanye West, she still found a way to include him in the festivities.
Who Is Ana De Armas' Boyfriend Paul Boukadakis? His Job, More
Actress Ana de Armas didn’t need to swipe right to find her new boyfriend Paul Boukadakis. Ana and Paul were first linked in June, six months after her split from The Way Back star. “Ana ended the relationship,” a source told In Touch, adding, “Ana still cares for Ben, but she can’t see a future with him. Paul Met Ana Through PalsWhile Ana connected with Ben while costarring in the film Deep Water together, she and Paul “were introduced through friends,” an insider told Page Six in June 2021. Paul Is an EntrepreneurPrior to being an executive at Tinder, Paul served as the Founder and CEO at Wheel.
6 Non-Boring Experiential Gifts That Will Actually Arrive On Time For The Holidays
Groupon Experiences Are Here! Best of all, the brand is celebrating its upcoming GROUPON DAY — a chance to shop and save big! No shipping required. Check out these experiences to gift now and don’t forget to shop on Groupon Day, December 17. These 6 experiential gifts are guaranteed to bring the fun (and arrive on time!).
6 Non-Boring Experiential Gifts That Will Actually Arrive On Time For The Holidays
Groupon Experiences Are Here! Best of all, the brand is celebrating its upcoming GROUPON DAY — a chance to shop and save big! No shipping required. Check out these experiences to gift now and don’t forget to shop on Groupon Day, December 17. These 6 experiential gifts are guaranteed to bring the fun (and arrive on time!).
’90 Day Fiance’ Star Usman ‘SojaBoy’ Umar’s Net Worth May Surprise You
Keep scrolling below to learn more about SojaBoy’s net worth and learn more about how he makes a living! Usman previously told In Touch exclusively that he officially served his estranged wife, Lisa, with divorce papers in December 2020. While he has moved on with new love interest, Kimberly, his former flame has also remarried a man named Tracey. Usman recently told Entertainment Tonight, “I love [Kimberly] with all my bones … Right now, I am in love. I love Kimberly, I can say that any way in the world.
Coco Austin and Ice-T's Home Tour: Inside Shoe Closet and More
Coco Austin and Ice-T’s extravagant abode has everything the couple and parents of daughter Chanel could hope to have. The Law and Order: Special Victims Unit actor, 63, said he, on the other hand, was all about relaxing in the bedroom. “This is my heaven,” she told the outlet, while showing off her countless designer duds. Coco and Ice-T have been married for more than 15 years now. “I couldn’t have picked a better partner,” the rapper previously told In Touch exclusively.
Amy Roloff Shows Off Her and Chris Marek’s Holiday Decor
“Our Christmas tree [and] decorations are up [and] candles [are] lit,” Amy, 57, captioned a photo of her and Chris’ expertly decorated Christmas tree on her Instagram Stories on Sunday, December 12. The pair said “I do” this summer on August 28 in front of 146 of their closest friends and family — including her four children, Jeremy Roloff, Zach Roloff, Molly Roloff and Jacob Roloff, whom she shares with ex-husband Matt Roloff. “It’s a part of our life,” Amy told Us Weekly in a story published on November 14 about her decision to film her divorce from Matt. Matt offered Roloff Farms as the location of her nuptials with Chris and built a beautiful new barn for the ceremony. It was like plan B,” Amy told the outlet.
Create a Little Holiday Dinner Magic With Home Run Inn Pizza
Always be ready for impromptu festivities with a freezer full of Home Run Inn pizzas. Crafted with fresh all-natural ingredients, the pies have been made from the same family recipe since 1947. Originally from Chicago, Home Run Inn’s frozen pizzas are now available in 40 states! Find retailers at bit.ly/FINDMYHRIPIZZA. Sponsored content with Home Run Inn.
Think Big! ‘Sex and the City’ Star Chris Noth’s Net Worth Is Impressive
Considering that he is best known for playing Mr. Big on Sex and the City, it may come as no surprise that Chris Noth has a very impressive net worth of $16 million, per Celebrity Net Worth. Keep reading to get details on how Chris Noth has earned the staggering amount of money he’s made so far. Chris Noth Has Several Notable Acting Roles on His Résumé. Hbo/Darren Star Productions/Kobal/Shutterstock (Chris Noth Has Other Streams of Income Outside of Performing. Chris Noth Has a Special Connection to His Role as Mr. Big.
Joy-Anna Duggar 'Agrees' With Josh's Guilty Verdict: Statement
Former Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar broke her silence following brother Josh Duggar’s child pornography trial and said she “agrees” with the guilty verdict. Many of Josh’s family members were present for the ongoing trial, including Jill Dillard (née Duggar) and husband Derick Dillard, who also released a statement after “seeing all the evidence” in court. “Our hearts are sensitive to the pains Josh’s wife, Anna, and their seven children have already endured and will continue to process in the future,” their statement concluded. Josh’s family has a long road ahead. His parents, [Michelle Duggar] and [Jim Bob Duggar], are trying to stay strong, praying for Josh, his wife and their grandkids,” said the insider.
90 Day Fiance's Big Ed's Date in Mexico Erupts in Gunfire: Video
Ed “Big Ed” Brown was enjoying a date in Mexico as gunfire erupted in the background while filming 90 Day: The Single Life. Ed and Kaory, 38, both ran for cover, and she began to pray. Ed previously discussed the scary ordeal during an appearance on 90 Day Bares All in October, only sharing some details about what happened at the time. “It’s just surreal.”Their reconciliation made him reevaluate their future together as a couple, and Ed noted that’s when he knew it was time to propose. “The question was, ‘Am I your forever?’ And she said yes,” Ed shared about the time leading up to their engagement.
Jim Bob Duggar Addresses Josh’s Guilty Verdict Amid Senate Run
Former 19 Kids and Counting star and Arkansas State Senate hopeful Jim Bob Duggar addressed his son Josh Duggar‘s guilty verdict in his child pornography trial amid his run for office. Thank you for your prayers and support.”During Josh’s child pornography trial, which lasted six days, long-time family friend Bobye Holt took the stand for the prosecution. According to the report, Josh inappropriately touched five underage girls. When asked about the police report, Jim Bob told Judge Timothy L. Brooks during an evidentiary hearing on November 29, “I can’t remember,” according to People. Thank you for your prayers.”While Josh awaited his trial, Jim Bob updated his campaign website with a message blasting “fake news” in November.
Kim Kardashian Scolds North West for Going Live on TikTok
Kim Kardashian was caught scolding her eldest child, North West, after she provided a live house tour on their joint TikTok account without permission. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kardashian News (@kardashianvideo)The video also featured Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick‘s youngest, Reign Aston Disick, 6, excitingly yelling, “TikTok live, live, live, chicken fry, live!” Before adding, in a more panicked tone, “No, no! Not allowed to be live!”It wasn’t until the final moments of the nearly three-minute-long live video that North entered her mother’s bedroom and told her through laughter, “Mom! As long as North doesn’t expose any family secrets.”On Thanksgiving morning, November 25, Kim and North launched their joint TikTok account, @KimAndNorth. The live video comes amid news that Kim filed to become legally single from her estranged husband, Kanye West, on December 10.
Mortgage Points vs Credits: What’s The Difference?
In this article, we’ll be giving you a short and sweet Mortgage 101 crash course covering mortgage points and credits. Points and credits allow the buyer to make a tradeoff between upfront fees and interest rates. Points, which are also known as discount points, will lower interest rates in exchange for the buyer paying more upfront. Credits, also known as lender credits, will lower the buyers closing costs in exchange for presenting a higher interest rate. When considering how points and credits will accompany your mortgage decision, always be sure to make note of how your interest rates will be affected.
Is Kim Kardashian in Law School? She Wants to Be a Lawyer
Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans are likely aware that Kim Kardashian wants to be a lawyer like her father, Robert Kardashian Sr. But is she even in law school? Courtesy of Kim Kardashian/Instagram“Last year, I registered with the California State Bar to study law,” Kim captioned a photo of herself with her two attorney mentors, Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney that same year. For anyone who doesn’t know my law school journey, know this wasn’t easy or handed to me. Sure, most people might go to law school to be a lawyer, but since when does Kim do things the way everyone else does, anyway?
Is Jana Duggar Engaged? Her Courting History, Relationship Status
In a family where getting married usually comes in one’s early 20s, Jana Duggar has defied the odds. Jana was born in 1990, making her 31 years old in 2021. She’s showed few signs of going through the usual courting process that her younger siblings have done on their ways to getting engaged and married. She was rumored to be courting pilot Stephen Wissman in early 2021, but the romance appeared to fizzle out. Right yet, but Jana seems perfectly happy with the life she has built for herself!
Schumer, Warren: The Next President Can and Should Cancel Up To $50,000 In Student Loan Debt Immediately; Democrats Outline Plan for Immediate Action in 2021
The resolution outlines how the President should use executive authority to cancel student loan debt and ensure there is no tax liability for Federal student loan borrowers resulting from administrative debt cancellation. Over 100 community, civil rights, consumer, and student advocacy organizations have already come out in support of using executive authority to cancel student loan debt. Canceling student loan debt would help boost our struggling economy and close the racial wealth gap that has persisted for far too long." "Before the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans were already confronting burdensome student loans, with the national student loan debt at a record $1.5 trillion. - Becky Pringle, President of National Education AssociationOver 325 organizations have called on President Biden to cancel federal student debt using executive action.
Facebook is ‘morally bankrupt,’ says whistleblower Frances Haugen
Congress may never have a better chance to regulate Facebook than after Tuesday’s testimony by whistleblower Frances Haugen. advertisementAt Facebook, the earth is flat Haugen said Zuckerberg has arranged Facebook so that decisions are not made through chains of command, but rather based on the primacy of metrics data. But the focus on metrics and not people has led Facebook astray, Haugen said. Facebook, Haugen says, has tested this out itself and found that its algorithm can quickly start serving young users dangerous content, but it’s doing nothing to stop it. It’s on this subject Haugen may have spoken most memorably:advertisement“Kids who are bullied on Instagram, the bullying follows them home,” Haugen said.
What Biden Can’t Do on Student Debt—and What He Won’t Do
In the fall of 2011, the total amount of outstanding student debt in the country had just surpassed nine hundred billion dollars. A group called the Occupy Student Debt Campaign took the stark moral position that all of this debt should be abolished. The amount of student debt in the country surpassed a trillion dollars, then a trillion and a half. The Occupy Student Debt Campaign tried to persuade a million student debtors to default, openly and collectively, on their loans. On April 1st, in an interview with Politico, Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff, was asked whether Biden planned to cancel student debt via executive action.
Biden asks education secretary if he can cancel student loan debt
President Biden has asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to review whether Biden has the legal authority to cancel student loan debt, White House chief of staff Ron Klain revealed. “He’ll look at that legal authority, he’ll look at the policy issues around that, and then he’ll make a decision. REUTERS/Erin ScottWhen then-candidate Biden gained the Democratic nomination in March last year, the presidential hopeful did not believe a chief executive had the authority to cancel any federal debt without Congress. In February, the president asked the Justice Department to review his legal authority to cancel $10,000 in student loans. “The president continues to call on Congress to cancel $10,000 in debt for student loan borrowers.
Experts, lawmakers call for Biden to push back the return of student loan payments—again
The CARES Act, passed on March 27, 2020, paused federal student loan payments through Sept. 30, 2020 and temporarily set the federal student loan interest rate to 0%. A recent survey of 33,703 student loan borrowers by the Student Debt Crisis Center found that even among student loan borrowers with full-time employment, 89% say they're not financially secure enough to begin making payments after Feb 1. And 21% say they will never be financially secure enough to resume payments. "It is clear that payments should not resume until your administration has fully delivered on the promises you made to student loan borrowers to fix the broken student loan system and cancel federal student debt." Moreover, with Omicron spreading, the uncertainty with what happens next demands at least one more extension of the student loan payment pause."
Billionaires' wealth rises to $10.2 trillion amid Covid crisis
The world’s billionaires “did extremely well” during the coronavirus pandemic, growing their already-huge fortunes to a record high of $10.2tn (£7.8tn). UBS said billionaires’ wealth had hit “a new high, surpassing the previous peak of $8.9tn reached at the end of 2017”. “Wealth concentration is as high as in 1905, this is something billionaires are concerned about. The UBS report did not rank the fortunes of the world’s wealth, but the richest person on the planet is Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, with $189bn. In the US, 98 billionaires donated a total of $4.5bn, in China 12 billionaires gave $679m, and in Australia just two billionaires donated $324m.
Forget engagement rings: Turn your voice into a one-of-a-kind gemstone
Over the past decade, he’s been working to turn the unique qualities of someone’s voice into a physical object. In 2019, he perfected a system, which he calls Voice Gems, that takes a person’s voice data and translates it into colors and forms that take the shape of a striking gemstone. So I became obsessed with acknowledging the nuances of voice through visual expression.” With all of this research, Yeff developed a bespoke system of tracking voice data. They also found a way to create gems that feature two people’s voice data, when speaking to one another. But she lit up when she encountered an installation that turned her voice data into an image.
How to use LinkedIn’s cover story feature to stand out to recruiters
Getting your LinkedIn profile to stand out among the sea of millions of users is not easy. advertisementadvertisementIn early 2021, LinkedIn rolled out the “cover story” feature that enables users to embed a 30-second, mini-introduction video into their profiles. advertisementBenefits to using a cover story on LinkedIn Featuring a short cover story video on your LinkedIn profile can offer many benefits. interested in growing your team, describe the nature of your work, the exact candidate you’re seeking, and what steps they can take to apply. advertisementWhile having a LinkedIn cover story will not make or break you, it can give you a big leg up over others who don’t make the effort to do it.
Feeling constantly stressed? Blame your ‘threat brain’
But the emotional brain is much more complex.” Wickremasinghe says our brains mediates through three interconnected neurological systems: “Threat brain” is our fight-or-flight system that’s purpose is survival. You may not realize you’re operating in threat brain because toxic drive brain has become normal. “Pretty much all our problems stem from an overactive threat brain.” Getting Control of Threat Brain Threat brain behaved as it should at the beginning of the pandemic when we were facing an unknown danger, but over time it’s lead to confusion, uncertainty, overthinking, and denial—defensive reactions that aren’t particularly effective, says Wickremasinghe. advertisementThe second method is physical because threat brain starts as a physical experience. It takes a little practice, but it allows you to better deal with the psychological and social stressors that are coming our way.” Getting into ‘Safe Brain’ Safe brain is the part of our emotional brain that came after the reptilian threat brain.
This mask glows if you have COVID
An early prototype of the mask uses a special filter that can be removed and sprayed with COVID antibodies extracted from ostrich eggs. When someone shines a black light on the filter, it will glow if the person who has been wearing the mask is infected. The researchers are now working on a version of the mask that can glow without the help of a black light. It’s not the only mask in development that aims to double as a test kit; researchers from MIT and Harvard also designed sensors that can be embedded in masks and detect COVID. And if you’re wearing a mask everyday, an everyday test could become a habit.
Four ways small business owners can reignite their creativity
Sometimes the only way for small business owners to get the creative juices flowing again is to take some time away from their business. Time away could look like almost anything, even scrolling through social media. In fact, 48% of small business owners find creative inspiration from what they see on social media, but many still find inspiration in more offline activities like reading (40%), the great outdoors (39%), exercising (36%) or watching TV or movies (33%). Creativity can come from anywhere, and by looking at what other businesses are doing on social media, small business owners are finding inspiration and ideas that they can apply to their own businesses. In fact, 86% say they get inspired, not discouraged, when they see others in their industry doing well online.
If Photoshop is overkill, this free new Adobe graphics tool is for you
Adobe has long dominated the market for professional graphics tools: Photoshop for editing images, Illustrator for drawing things like line art and logos, InDesign for laying out printed content, and the rest of its Creative Cloud suite of software for other tasks. Those potential users can be torn between taking the time to study how Adobe’s software works, using lesser-known or more specialized apps including a wide range of mobile-editing software, or hiring a designer to create images for their small businesses or hobbies. And most of them probably aren’t eager to pay the price for a Creative Cloud subscription—up to $53 a month if you want the full suite. To try to reach that market, Adobe is launching a new product it calls Creative Cloud Express, available in a browser-based version and as native apps for iOS, iPadOS, Android, and Windows. “This is the age where people take creative expression into their own hands,” he says.
5 ways PR can help repair your company’s culture
BOOSTING YOUR COMPANY CULTURE TO ATTRACT TOP TALENT Here are five ways support from public relations experts can help promote a positive company culture:advertisement1. An effective public relations agency working to advance your goals can help you prioritize both your internal and external messaging. A skilled PR agency can help companies find good stories and tell them in ways that garner positive publicity externally and internally as well. It’s easy for managers to develop false ideas about the type of company culture they have fostered. Evan Nierman is Founder and CEO of Red Banyan , an international crisis PR agency, and author of Amazon best seller Crisis Averted.
Are ESG ratings actually measuring how responsible a company is?
But after more than a decade of use, there is mounting evidence that ESG ratings are seriously flawed and not particularly useful for their intended purpose. Ratings agencies are often secretive about their metrics, but the available information shows little consensus among ratings agencies over what areas to measure or how to measure them. A recent study of this phenomenon found that “the correlation among prominent agencies’ ESG ratings was on average 0.61,” well below the correlation of 0.92 for credit ratings from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. The authors of the aforementioned divergence study found that raters tend to give a company similar scores in multiple categories, highlighting the subjectivity of ESG ratings. Investors and their clients should recognize the limitations of ESG ratings for predicting financial performance—or facilitating truly socially responsible investing.
These gorgeous Zara party dresses are made from carbon emissions
Before it was made into holiday dresses, the silky black fabric used in a new capsule collection from Zara started life as carbon emissions. At a steel mill in China, a startup called LanzaTech uses microbes to turn the factory’s captured emissions into ethanol, something that would usually be made from fossil fuels. Inditex, the fashion group that owns Zara, has also been working with the fabric. At the steel mill, it uses carbon monoxide emissions that otherwise could have been burned and released as carbon dioxide. The same technology can be used at landfills and other large sources of emissions.
Of all the things Biden could make a priority, why student-debt repayment?
But overhauling that system doesn’t seem to be a high priority for the current administration. The Dash for Cash did happen to coincide, however, with an announcing about what is considered a high priority for Team Biden as far as education is concerned. The announcement of this dash for student cash seemed to strike progressives as not merely in poor taste, but downright offensive. Psaki on the student loan payment pause that expires in Feb- “A smooth transition back into repayment is a high priority for the administration." Perhaps the reason that Biden has chosen not to extend the pause on student loan any further is for the sake of appearances.
Is your bed legally part of your commute when you WFH? German court says yes
That errant toy fire engine is just as much a part of your daily commute as the real one that makes its way through traffic with sirens blaring. advertisementadvertisementThat’s according to a ruling by a German court. The Federal Social Court found that a man who hurt himself en route from his bedroom to his home office should be covered by his employer’s insurance. The defendant, insurance provider BGHW, refused to cover the incident, which then sparked the lawsuit. In an effort to stem the most recent wave of the virus, German officials have been encouraging people to work from home whenever possible.
Omicron variant in the US: Here’s the latest on symptoms, cases, vaccines in new CDC report
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released new data about the omicron variant of COVID-19 based on 43 cases in the United States. Here are some of the key findings:advertisementadvertisementCases, demographics, details The report looks at details from 43 known omicron cases in the United States, with the first symptom being reported on November 15. The CDC report was based on follow-up on cases reported between December 1 – December 8 in 22 states. According to the report, 40 of the 43 people developed symptoms. It’s still too early to tell if omicron cases will be milder on average than other variants over the long term.
How to help tornado victims in Kentucky and elsewhere: 10 things you can do right now
On late Friday and early Saturday, no fewer than fifty tornados ripped across six states with a health toll of at least 90 people. However, the worst-hit state was Kentucky, where 80 of those 90 confirmed deaths have taken place, reports The New York Times. Beyond the cost to human life, the tornados left a trail of destruction in their wake that obliterated more than 1,000 homes and shut off electricity and water to thousands. Commenting on the level of destruction, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said (via The Hill), “I don’t think we’ll have seen damage at this scale, ever.”Relief and reconstruction efforts are expected to run well into 2022, but for those who want to help the tornado victims today, we’ve assembled a list of charities and that you can donate to to help fund relief efforts right now.
The developing world can’t access vaccines: Is it ethical to mandate them for international travel?
advertisementadvertisementEven as many outright travel bans have been lifted—with the notable exception of new injunctions on southern Africa—de facto bans still exist. Ultimately, the developing world needs better access to shots. The U.S., and many European countries, including France, Germany, Spain, and Sweden, now require vaccinations for non-essential travel. (That could be an ongoing issue if American drug companies waive their intellectual properties and allow more generic vaccines to be made in the developing world, a policy that the World Trade Organization, various aid groups, and now the U.S. government are now favoring.) The experts agree that all these are only additional mechanisms, when the ultimate answer is global vaccine equity: sending more vaccines to the developing world, or allowing countries to make their own using pharmaceutical formulas.
Here’s why the e-bike market has taken flight
After showing steady growth for five years, e-bike sales skyrocketed in 2020. Recent innovations have resulted in lighter frames, a range of safety features (reflective paint, LED lights, hydraulic brakes), and more comfortable rides. Meanwhile, investments in city infrastructure are helping to make e-bikes a more viable option for urban commuters looking for safer (and less sweaty) modes of transportation during the pandemic. Ride-sharing companies like Lyft have taken notice and entered the market, and the industry continues to introduce features that target new markets, including mountain bikers and hunters.
A cancer genius died from cancer. His startup is getting revenge
If that worked, you could open up a new frontier in cancer detection. For the field of early cancer detection, the loss was devastating. (A Cambridge-based startup called Glympse is developing synthetic biomarkers to identify liver disease, though cancer detection is also on its roadmap.) The greater scientific research community still believes that early detection tools, like Earli’s, are critical. The hope is that finding cancer early, identifying the tumor profile, and stopping it before it spreads could one day make getting cancer a relatively anxiety-free experience.
Inside the $22 billion deodorant industry’s effort to ditch plastic
advertisementadvertisementAll of these brands share the same concern: plastic packaging is one of the greatest generators of plastic pollution. Dan Hernden and Martin Ochwat launched their deodorant brand Wellow in March 2021. Dove, which in 2019 was leading the way in the U.S. with deodorant sales of more than $200 million, launched its first refillable deodorant in January. Most new, niche deodorant brands can only be purchased online. And while Dove and P&G’s refillable deodorants are available across Target, Walmart, and Amazon, it will take many more locations for people to make the swap and ditch plastic deodorants.
Do you feel safe at your job? More than one-third of gig workers don’t
In a major new report on the state of gig work, 16% of U.S. adults tell Pew Research that they’ve earned money through an online gig platform in the past year. It essentially comes down to how safe and well-treated this group of workers feels while doing their jobs. Overall, 37% of gig workers tell Pew that they’ve been treated rudely at least “sometimes” by customers, and 13% say that this happens “often.” Another 35%, meanwhile, say they’ve felt unsafe on the job, and one in five claim they’ve experienced unwanted sexual advances. For instance, nonwhite workers are more likely to cite these negative encounters on the job. They claim to have experienced more customer mistreatment (41% versus 33%), felt more unsafe (41% versus 28%), and faced a greater number of unwanted sexual advances (24% versus 13%).
Facebook doesn’t have an amazing company culture anymore, according to this list
HubSpot has the best company culture, followed by RingCentral, Boston Consulting Group, and Microsoft. Adobe rounds out the top five on the annual list compiled by Comparably. The roster stretches to 200 companies (100 large companies and 100 small and medium-sized ones, which merit their own list), but noticeably absent from this year’s list is Facebook. The social media platform has been criticized for, among other things, allowing the spread of hate speech and not doing enough to combat misinformation. The next month, Frances Haugen identified herself as the whistleblower and testified before Congress, calling the company “morally bankrupt.”
How to Sell Your Ideas up the Chain of Command
For example, an Accenture study showed that nearly three-fourths of ideas submitted through corporate online suggestion tools languished and were never implemented. We’ve found that the key to selling your idea up the chain of command is to understand the psychology of higher-ups—to get inside their heads. Your manager’s manager? A much better approach is to enlist your boss as an ally in selling your idea to the right department or up the chain of command. To sell your ideas up the chain of command, think about the psychology behind managers’ resistance and reframe your proposals in a way that makes you a more persuasive advocate for change.
She Left College to Start a Billion-Dollar Company. Now, She's Building a $1 Million School for Female Founders
gushes Kendra Scott over the sound of a cheering roomful of college-age women. A disincentive to explore business education, Scott argues, is one of the roots of women's under-representation in the entrepreneurial elite. It's both a lofty goal and a utilitarian one, and it's something Scott says she's sought to address in her company as well. Because Kendra Scott is such a female-dominated firm, "we are creating a kind of utopia," she says. But perhaps the biggest priority for Scott, now that the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute has a proper semester under its belt, is figuring out how to grow it.
Sensemaking for Sales
Sales teams using sensemaking methods capitalize on those shortcomings by aiding, organizing, and simplifying buyers’ product research. Sensemaking Versus Traditional ApproachesOur analysis revealed three ways in which reps engage customers with information: giving, telling, and sensemaking. In other words, sensemaking sellers aren’t trying to solve a specific industry or demographic challenge. Two-thirds of buyers said they believe the claims of sensemaking reps, whereas only 28% believe those of telling reps and 13% believe those of giving reps. Sensemaking in ActionLet’s look at how two software companies have applied their unique sensemaking sales approaches.
Why the Workplace is Actually a Good Place to Heal
MORRA AARONS-MELE: I’m Morra Aarons-Mele, and this is the Anxious Achiever. In fact, Susan says the workplace is actually a caring, healing lab, a place where we can learn to heal from past hurts, anxieties, and fears. SUSAN SCHMITT: There are actually several reasons why the workplace is the perfect place for emotional healing. Some people actually respond from the place of fighting, they’re the bullies in the workplace. And so the next morning, I woke up really early, and I just felt really emotional.
Today's Mortgage Rates Ease Lower | December 13, 2021
30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates todayThe 30-year rate is 3.613%. View Rates for December 13, 202115-year fixed-rate mortgage rates todayThe 15-year rate is 2.576%. ?Current mortgage refinance ratesThe average refinance rates for 30-year loans, 15-year loans and ARMs are:The refinance rate on a 30-year fixed-rate refinance is 3.773%. Tips for getting the lowest mortgage rate possibleThere is no universal mortgage rate that all borrowers receive. ...Our mortgage rate methodologyMoney’s daily mortgage rates show the average rate offered by over 8,000 lenders across the United States the most recent business day rates are available for.
Research: How Ranking Performance Can Hurt Women
When it comes to gender equity in the workplace, many organizations focus largely on hiring more women. Specifically, many companies employ some form of ranking mechanism to assess employees’ performance relative to each other, and then determine advancement accordingly. A performance management system in which employees are ranked against one another creates a particular kind of competitive environment. When participants weren’t told that they’d be ranked, men and women performed at essentially the same level. In sum, these findings suggest that competitive social ranking systems can have a major effect on performance, and more importantly, they can have very different effects on men and on women.
3 Small Ways to Be a More Inclusive Colleague
Interpersonal inclusion is manifested by and developed through three sets of behaviors. Further, both studies identified that peer inclusion is demonstrated through three different types of behaviors:1. Because each act of interpersonal inclusion is essentially a trade of valuable resources. Importantly, given that interpersonal inclusion is a reciprocal process, it can be kick-started by anyone. Further, they did this by using one or more of the three behaviors of interpersonal inclusion to trigger a reciprocal response.
Electronic Health Records Can Improve the Organ Donation Process
Because of the strict clinical criteria to ensure safe organ transplant, only 6% of these calls results in the identification of potential organ donors. Since then, two other major health systems in New England — Lahey Health and Cambridge Health hospitals Alliance — have adopted it in six hospitals. Automating organ donor referrals via electronic messages uses the HL7 information-exchange protocol, a proven and ubiquitous technology that has been used in health care for decades. In 2020, Yale New Haven Health sent 5,418 electronic organ donor referrals to NEDS. Even before the pandemic, clinician staff time was already at a premium in health care systems.
The 10 Hottest U.S. Cities for Buying and Selling Homes in 2022
To assemble the list, Realtor.com combined forecasted sales growth and forecasted price growth in the 100 largest markets in the United States. It expects Salt Lake City, Utah, named as the overall hottest market, to see year-over-year home sales growth of 15.2% and year-over-year price growth at 8.5% in 2022. Boise, Idaho, with 12.9% expected sales growth and 7.9% expected price growth, ranked second on the list. Spokane, Washington, with 12.8% expected home sales growth and 7.7% expected price growth, ranked third while Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, rounded out the top five. The hottest housing markets in the U.S. for 2022Here are the top ten hottest housing markets for 2022, according to Realtor.com.
Housing Market Madness: This 4-Bedroom Home Just Sold for $1 Million Over Asking Price
A 2,400-square foot, four-bedroom home in San Francisco recently sold for an eye-watering $1 million above asking price, local CBS affiliate KPIX 5 reported last week. The home on Lansdale Avenue was originally listed for $2,495,000, but it sold for $3.5 million three days later. Historically low mortgage rates have only helped to push home prices higher. Data from Redfin shows that of the homes sold in June, an astonishing 56.5% went for above the list price. In the past, many owners were happy to sell when they got an offer in the neighborhood of an aspirational asking price.
How to Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit
Check your credit report and credit scoreYour first step toward getting a mortgage with bad credit is to find out exactly what information is contained in your credit report (your credit score is based on this report). They are offered by traditional mortgage lenders like banks, as well credit unions, private mortgage lenders and non-bank lenders that often operate primarily online. How to Get a Mortgage with Bad Credit FAQs Can you buy a house with bad credit? chevron-down chevron-up How hard getting a bad credit mortgage is will depend on your credit score. SummaryGetting approved for a mortgage when you have bad credit is hard, but can be done as long as you have a credit score of at least 500.
Our Best Value Tech Holiday Gifts for 2021 (Plus the Best, Period)
Best Value in ANC Wireless Headphones: PuroPro Hybrid ANC Volume Limited Headphones Our pick: PuroPro Hybrid ANC Volume Limited HeadphonesManufacturer’s suggested retail price: $199 Wireless headphones are always a popular gift. In testing, I found the PuroPro Hybrid ANC wireless headphones deliver on the noise cancellation front, with two levels of ANC. Best Compact Tablet: Apple iPad Mini Our pick: Apple iPad MiniManufacturer’s suggested retail price: Starting at $499 Compact tablets make great gifts. Smart TVs, video streamers, smart watches, smart speakers, game consoles, smart thermostats, smart door locks, smart lights, home security systems, and more are all connected. Best eReader: Kobo Sage Our pick: Kobo SageManufacturer’s suggested retail price: $259.99 For someone who reads a lot, an eReader is an excellent gift option.
Stock Market Today: Stocks Slide to Start the Week
Equities took a step back Monday as investors reacted to weekend omicron developments and looked ahead to this week's Federal Reserve meeting. While much of last week was spent cheering data indicating that omicron might be a milder version of the COVID coronavirus, the strain still might be able to hamper economic activity. And in the U.S., average daily new COVID cases have eclipsed 100,000 for the first time in two months. Meanwhile, some investors have their eyes trained on Wednesday, when the Federal Open Market Committee will announce its latest policy decisions. Michael Reinking, senior market strategist for the New York Stock Exchange, also pointed investors in the direction of the New York Fed's survey of Consumer Expectations.
Stock Market Today: S&P 500 Sets Record Despite Sizzling Inflation
Kiplinger economists peg 2022 inflation at 2.7%. Oppenheimer analyst Ray McDonough also waxed optimistic about the company's total cloud revenue, which grew 22% year-over-year and fiscal 2022 cloud guidance, which is expected to reach the mid-20% range. Oppenheimer analyst Ray McDonough also waxed optimistic about the company's total cloud revenue, which grew 22% year-over-year and fiscal 2022 cloud guidance, which is expected to reach the mid-20% range. The online pet supplies retailer reported revenue of $2.21 billion, which was in line with what Wall Street pros were projecting. "Analysts still expect the S&P 500 to report high, single-digit earnings and revenue growth in calendar year 2022," says John Butters, senior earnings analyst for FactSet, in a 2022 outlook.
FedEx Stock: Will FDX Earnings Deliver the Goods?
Still, of those remaining on the earnings calendar, results from shipping giant FedEx (FDX, $246.79) will certainly be in focus amid global supply-chain disruptions. Baird Research analyst Garrett Holland has an Outperform (Buy) rating on FedEx ahead of earnings. For the full fiscal year, Shanker is targeting for earnings per share (EPS) of $18.49, which is lower than analysts' consensus estimate for earnings of $19.62 per share. Of the 31 pros following the stock tracked by S&P Global Market Intelligence, 18 have a Strong Buy rating, eight call it a Buy and five say Hold. One of those with a Buy rating is Mizuho Securities analyst Gregg Moskowitz.
5 of the Best Financial Gifts for Grandkids
College Savings Plans The average cost to attend an in-state public university was $26,820 last year while private universities averaged $54,880, according to The College Board. Any contributions, like those to a 529 college savings plan, will certainly be appreciated. Another college savings plan -- a Coverdell ESA -- lets you spend the money on primary and secondary schools, too. Custodial Investment Account These accounts are a good way to teach a newcomer to invest. Municipal Bonds Soltow prefers municipal bonds to the classic financial gift of EE savings bonds.
12 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy for 2022
Here, we examine 12 of the best consumer staples stocks for 2022. But momentum matters – and momentum is decidedly on the side of this consumer staples stock. Given recent outperformance and sales momentum, it's a safe bet to presume it will be one of the best consumer staples stocks in 2022 as well. Organic growth in this consumer staples conglomerate has typically been muted, and fiscal 2022 is only projecting about 6% revenue expansion. With improving fundamentals and expectations of a stronger foundation after the recently announced deal closes, Spectrum looks like one of the best consumer staples stocks as we look ahead to 2022.
How to Help Tornado Victims (Safely)
International relief organization CARE has will go directly to Kentucky tornado victims. For the 2021 tax year, people who take the standard deduction can deduct up to $300 of cash donations to charity. The $300 amount is per person, so if you’re married, you can deduct a total of $600 on your 2021 tax return. If you still itemize, you can deduct charitable contributions made before year-end on Schedule A of your 2021 tax return. As was the case in 2020, itemizers can deduct donations of up to 100% of their adjusted gross income.
Professional Network LinkedIn’s New Campaign Looks at What Professional Really Means
LinkedIn kicked off a new television campaign over the weekend featuring members of the professional network and highlighting what it means to be professional, and how that has changed.
Lululemon: LULU Stock One of the Best in Apparel, Says Argus
The upgrade comes amid a decent-but-not-great 2021 for LULU stock. He also notes that LULU stock trades at 42 times Argus’s 2023 earnings estimates, so it’s hardly cheap. But shares “deserve to trade at higher multiples given the company’s increasing comp sales, strong brands, and prospects for continued growth,” he says. Argus Research is in the majority as it pertains to its bullish sentiment on Lululemon shares. LULU stock currently garners 14 Strong Buys and five Buys from the analyst community, versus 10 Holds and just 1 Strong Sell.
Instagram Shop: How to Watch Live Shopping Videos
Instagram’s Shop tab allows users to browse and purchase products without leaving the Instagram application. Users can browse individual product listings and view featured product collections, and they can also watch live shopping videos.
Meta Promotes Angelika Gifford as New EMEA Chief
Meta (formerly Facebook) has named Angelika Gifford as its new Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) chief, succeeding Nicola Mendelsohn who has started in her new role of vice president, Global Business Group.
LinkedIn, Cameo Team Up to Put the ‘Ho Ho Ho’ in Your OOO
Personalized video messaging platform Cameo and professional network LinkedIn formed quite the unlikely partnership for the holidays.
Meta Promotes Michelle Klein to VP, Global Business Marketing
Meta named its replacement for vice president of global business marketing and chief creative officer Mark D’Arcy, who left the company in August, tapping Michelle Klein for the role.
Riikka Söderlund, Global Head of Marketing, Smartly.io
The Future of Social Advertising Is NowWith 2022 around the corner, it's never been a better time to start investing in social advertising or ramping up your efforts.
How Startups Should Pitch Their Businesses to Ad Agencies
Catching an agency's attention in your pitching meetings, otherwise you'll fall to the wayside. Maskot/Getty Images
3 Reasons Why Live Shopping Is Transforming Digital Commerce
Here are three reasons why live shopping is popular with both brands and customers. The Instagram Live shopping event resonated with consumers and shoppers alike, reaching 29,000 viewers, including 26,000 people who weren’t following Peloton. Live shopping is transforming how we shop, providing businesses and shoppers with a new personal experience that was previously missing from ecommerce. What’s most exciting is the possibility that the live shopping experience today is just the beginning. Imagine a future where live shopping can happen across more platforms and in more moments and places.
Vox Media and Group Nine Media Announce Merger
Digital media companies Vox Media and Group Nine Media are planning a merger, people familiar with the matter tell Adweek. Join Adweek and Taboola for, to hear from content leaders and brand marketers on what they've learned in 2020 and how it's informing 2021 plans. Register now
Instagram Debuts Reels Visual Replies
Instagram introduced Reels Visual Replies, which enable people to reply to comments with Reels and have those replies show up as stickers.
Instagram: How to Use Text to Speech in Reels
Instagram added a text-to-speech feature to Instagram Reels, which allows users to have the application automatically read the text they’ve added to their Reels out loud while the Reels are viewed.
Timeline: Colleen DeCourcy's Rise to Global Creative Icon
Known as much for her frank perspectives as for her creative accomplishments, Colleen DeCourcy has had a long, eventful and often high-profile career.
Colleen DeCourcy, Wieden+Kennedy's President, Will Retire
Colleen DeCourcy, the creative trailblazer who has led Wieden+Kennedy through one of its most successful eras, announced today she is stepping down from her role at the agency and will retire from the advertising industry.
Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland Expands Beyond Television
Shonda Rhimes started Shondaland in 2005 as her production company for her first series, Grey’s Anatomy, and soon spread its wings to include shows created by others, like How to Get Away With Murder. But as the creator’s own interests and ambitions continued to grow, so did her vision for Shondaland.
How Retailers Can Leverage Influencers, Video and Live Commerce to Build Trust and Community This Holiday Season
Usually, these engagements can be activated faster than a campaign, which makes them ideal for deployment this holiday season. Another growth area to focus on is live commerce, which combines the power of live streaming video with the convenience of ecommerce. And the consultancy predicts that live commerce could account for as much as 20% of all U.S. ecommerce by 2026. How can retailers jumpstart live commerce this holiday season? Encourage employee-influencers to go live on TikTok and Instagram with holiday gift ideas, tips for holiday shopping and positive stories about the holiday shopping season.
How Nescafe Used Passion-Point Insights to Enrich Personas and Launch New Products
To help Nescafe answer this question, the brand worked with Amazon Ads to combine buy, browse and streaming signals to create passion-point insights. Lastly, insights about the super-premium audience found these consumers showed earth-friendly attitudes.The audience also over-indexed with electric vehicle ownership and seeking tropical lifestyles. The campaign launched in April 2021 and ran for two months, and revealed that using Amazon Ads insights to reach potential customers could pay off. Together with Amazon Ads, Nescafe was able to fulfill its biggest campaign goal—to drive growth by reaching existing or new customers where they are. Learn more about how Amazon Ads and brands are using insights to define the next chapter of their business.
The Future of Gift-Giving Is Thrifted
It might not be the biggest trend this holiday season, but consumers are getting more comfortable with the idea of secondhand gifts.
How Google Has Been Supporting British Black-Owned Business
Minority-owned businesses make up a sixth of the six million businesses registered across the U.K., generating revenue of at least $100 billion (74 billion pounds) a year, research by Open Think Tank revealed in February. And yet repeatedly these entrepreneurs share the same stories of a struggle to generate start-up funding in comparison to white male-founded businesses.
The Dr. Oz Show Ending Next Month, Replaced by The Good Dish
Following Dr. Mehmet Oz’s official announcement earlier this month that he would be entering the packed Republican U.S. Senate primary in Pennsylvania, Sony Pictures Television has officially pulled the plug on his The Dr. Oz Show. The celebrity physician’s long-running, syndicated daytime show will end its run on Jan. 14.
How to Tap Into 2022’s Biggest Logo Design Trends
It’s safe to say that 2021 hasn’t been the year anyone expected. Yet again, designers and brands are responding to shared global challenges, but there are distinct undercurrents of revival, possibility and a tentative optimism happening in visual culture. From expressive typefaces that communicate far beyond words to retro color palettes and playful nostalgic nods towards childhood, these are just a few of the logo trends shaping up to play an influential role in 2022.
How Ryan Reynolds Pulled Off Aviation Gin's Peloton Parody
Reynolds bought an ownership stake in Aviation Gin in early 2018 and has been hands-on in concepting and producing its massively popular ads. Photo by Guy Aroch, courtesy of Aviation Gin
PlayStation Brings Famous Video Game Dishes to Real Life
Gaming universes are developed to offer escapism and to allow players the chance to have experiences their own reality cannot deliver. That may include shooting zombies, winning a Formula 1 Grand Prix or beating all opponents in a fight to the death—but another area where imagination is included can be around the food that characters eat.
The Best of This Week
The week’s must-reads for managing in the digital age, curated by the MIT SMR editors. Topics InnovationMarketingInnovation StrategyCustomers Weekly Recap The Best of This Week is a roundup of essential articles for managers in the digital age, including content from MIT Sloan Management Review and other publications around the globe, curated by MIT SMR editors. Get Updates on Transformative Leadership Evidence-based resources that can help you lead your team more effectively, delivered to your inbox monthly. What Else We’re Reading This WeekDavid Kiron and François Candelon discuss the latest MIT SMR -BCG AI and business strategy report at Web Summit 2021 (Source: MIT SMR )-BCG AI and business strategy report at Web Summit 2021 (Source: ) Can virtual reality fix the workplace? (Source: The New Yorker )) Mercedes-Benz has embraced open innovation as a way to speed up its internal R&D processes (Source: MIT SMR )) Considering the optimal level of busyness at work (Source: Quartz)Quote of the Week:
Moving Beyond Trust: Making Customers Trust, Love, and Respect a Brand
Positive emotions like gratification from brand usage and pride from brand ownership generate a tight link between the brand and customers. Brand admiration also protects the brand from competition while creating opportunities for alliances with highly regarded companies. Solve Customers’ ProblemsBenefits that enable customers empower them in their daily lives. They help customers solve problems (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive) in ways that are economically feasible, reliable, efficient, and convenient. Such esteem, it turns out, appears to be a powerful driver of brand admiration, brand loyalty, and brand advocacy behaviors.
That same old song is becoming a new value differentiator
Producers of ads, movies, TV, and Broadway and Las Vegas shows, as well as countless products, games, digital streaming services, and devices, can’t get enough of old music hits, especially from the 1960s and ’70s. Against this appetite for audio content, it may not be surprising that classic pop song catalogs are attracting fevered interest. Oldies but goodiesIndeed, seeing the new value potential at stake, music corporations around the world are anteing up big money for classic pop catalogs, sometimes just to market a handful of memorable tunes. They’re under no illusion that old songs will return to the top of the charts—although a few may surprise. There’s so much to do that the fans would crave.”From “Heart of Gold” to gold rushBut not all pop catalogs are created equal.
Dutch Lottery Campaign Tells the Story of a Lonely Cuckoo
As the world of advertising attempts to warm consumer hearts with the Christmas spirit, the Dutch State Lottery (Staatsloterij) has released its latest annual holiday season campaign. In recent years it has captured the attention of audiences while promoting its New Year draw and this year is no different.
The Future of Social Advertising Is Now
As marketers, we have seen a lot of turmoil in the last 18 months—everything from changed consumer behavior to evolved shopping journeys and new privacy regulations. With 2022 around the corner, it’s never been a better time to start investing in social advertising or ramping up your efforts. In fact, most companies (74%) already allocate one-third or more of their marketing budget to social media advertising. The year 2022 will be the year of diversification and implementing a true multi-platform social advertising strategy. Brands will open the data privacy dialogueWith the new privacy regulations, brands need to change the communication from talking at their audience to talking with their audience.
Lessons for investors from the 1800s
The information available is limited – there are no earnings – but includes prices, market capitalisation and dividends. It is possible that any apparent anomalies could not have been profitably exploited given higher trading costs or lower liquidity. Today, investors can easily buy a momentum ETF that constantly rebalances into stocks with strong momentum or a value ETF that holds stocks viewed as cheap on certain metrics. The problem with the race to find new factors for smart-beta funds to exploit is the risk of data mining. If you look at enough historical data, you can always find patterns that turn out to be simply statistical flukes.
Brands and Creators See Benefits of Like-Free Instagram
On May 26, Instagram codified a change it had been experimenting with since 2019—giving users the option to hide the likes that show up both on their own posts and those in their feed. The move aimed to “depressurize people’s experience on Instagram,” and help people “feel good about the time they spend on our apps,” the social platform announced in a blog post. Six months on and most creators and brands can see the appeal.
Sutton Foster Takes the Role of Marian the Librarian
Barbara Cook originated the role of Marian the librarian, the headstrong, love-starved heroine of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” in 1957. In a splashy new Broadway revival, the role is played by Sutton Foster (above), who, like Cook, has a soprano tone as clear as a bell on a hill and an uncanny ability to make her work look easy. In Jerry Zaks’s production (starting previews on Dec. 20, at the Winter Garden), she’s joined by Hugh Jackman, as the smooth-talking con artist Harold Hill, and a bunch of plucky kids.
The Mail
Organic MatterIan Parker is to be congratulated on his extraordinarily clear-eyed look at Randy Constant’s organic-grain-fraud scheme (“Inorganic,” November 15th). Dan ConableEagle Bay, N.Y.As a former certified organic farmer of twelve years, I read Parker’s piece with great interest. Any organic farmer could take advantage of the system as Randy Constant did, but, by and large, this industry is composed of honest people. Now, as a farmer using conventional methods, I sleep much better. Whatever one’s reason for putting pen to paper, what we reveal and what we conceal is always a personal decision.
How an Impossible Steel Drum Gets Built
Five years ago, Josh Quillen, a member of S? Percussion, a Brooklyn-based music ensemble, spoke with a maker and tuner of steel drums named Kyle Dunleavy about building a potentially unworkable design. Musical steel drums, also called pans, are fashioned from industrial barrels of the type used for storing crude oil or hazardous waste. “I wanted a pair of double seconds that would have at least three octaves of notes on them,” Quillen said recently. Inside, the drums’ notes were bubbles of different sizes and shapes swelling outward. It was a complex problem, because every note on a steel drum interacts with its neighbors.
What’s So Great About Great-Books Courses?
Both men teach what are called—unfortunately but inescapably—“great books” courses. How did the great books get caught up in it? That is the system the great books were designed for use in. British counterparts included Sir John Lubbock’s “One Hundred Best Books” (1895) and Frederic Farrar’s “Great Books” (1898). For the key to the concept of the great books is that you do not need any special training to read them.
Frank Viva’s “Wrapping Up”
In an earlier era, the holiday shopping season began, more or less, in September, with the arrival of mail-order catalogues. In his latest cover, the Toronto-based illustrator and graphic designer Frank Viva offers a witty take on how the innovative might make use of all that surplus packaging. Have you surrendered to ordering everything online, or do you still take the time to visit shops? ), we have been ordering online more than I care to admit. At least many small local shops and businesses now have the ability to handle these orders.
Briefly Noted Book Reviews
The Power of Women, by Denis Mukwege (Flatiron). In the past twenty-five years, conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have created an epidemic of sexual violence. Mukwege, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, recounts his story and offers resonant portraits of the women who have most affected him. He also finds moments of resilience, in which families, local governments, and former addicts overcome stigmas to support people in recovery. I was just trying to provoke you.”Search History, by Eugene Lim (Coffee House).
After Seventy-five Hundred Miles, a Long-Haul Paddler Floats Into Town
The other was Dick Conant, a Falstaffian vagabond in his late fifties who was “connecting rivers,” as he put it, en route to Virginia, for no apparent reason. They were a hundred-odd miles north of Nye’s when they agreed to reunite downriver. They never saw each other again, although Moore later came to believe, after an overnight flood, that Conant’s advice had saved his life. He had a sixteen-foot red Old Town Penobscot, a bucket of freeze-dried food, and a tent. He had reason to expect a warm reception in Piermont: Dick Conant had beached in that exact spot and befriended a local family in 2014, en route to his presumed demise.
J Mascis Puts Out Energy
When Dinosaur Jr. goes out on tour, J Mascis, the band’s guitarist and principal singer and songwriter, takes along a bicycle. Passersby made a fuss over the puppy but not over Mascis, in spite of his glum-wizard bearing. “It was a bad combination.”Eventually Mascis moved to New York, and the band began building a following. “I don’t really feel anything. She had an audience at a Universalist church a few blocks from Strawberry Fields.
Touring Louisiana’s Chemical Ghost Town
Sitting next to Regan on his tour bus, she asked the driver to slow down, and peered out the window. Most Mossville residents had sold their homes and left. Regan asked, “What was the population here?”“Back then, families were a little on the larger side,” Frank said. Regan asked what position. I’m working on a doctor’s degree in counselling!”“We had so many books in the Mossville school,” Prater said.
“Lu, Reshaping”
“You’re an invaluable member of our team, Lu. Especially you, Lu.” Sheila smiled gently before turning and going out. Most of his being, Lu thought, sat easily on his surface, open to view. But after a while Lu had felt herself to be, as her mother might say, unfit for the occasion. They all shot a quick glance at Lu, who wasn’t Thai or Malay, they reminded themselves, but had become, Lu thought, implicated.
“Winter Solstice”
Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. I want to liveto be ninety-five, too, and still be assemblingwords into music and truth. Yet the Earth remains constant,tilting away from the sun and back,like a robin to a bare branch. Be somebody with a body, the stars command;Don’t be a nobody. I know them by heart,as they sink and as they rise.
“Calypso Bean”
Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Audio: Read by the author. I ordered the seeds months before quarantineorca-marked yin-yangsmonths before we found our black-and-white dogspotted like a bean brought him homebetween the planting and the harvestshelling time he took a fallen bean in his mouthand held it under his tongue all afternooncrying to it as he does to his most precious possessionsdead hummingbird plush foot torn from the toy alligatora bite of rib eye fallen to the floortoo good to swallow panic of holdingfrenzied whimper no place safer than the mouthbut the mouth is not safe enough the mouthcannot stop time he cries and paces with his beanhe digs frantic for a burial placeabandons the new holes cries in his keepingthe bean smooth on his tongueand crucial I tell himsmall dog: the seeds were already heretime is legume-smooth is meal and germtime is high-contrast patterned like a whalebeneath which the interior winds around the futurein the form of a tendrilsun dirt it grows a copy of itselfwhich is also itselfthe dirt is as safe as the mouth
Chris Wallace Ecstatic About Never Riding Elevator with Tucker Carlson Again
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In his weekly appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Chris Wallace told his viewers that he was “ecstatic” about never having to ride an elevator with Tucker Carlson again. “After eighteen years at Fox, I’m excited about my next chapter,” a visibly giddy Wallace said. “And that’s because I’ll never again share an elevator with that unhinged sociopath Tucker Carlson.”Wallace revealed that for years he “dreaded” stepping into an elevator at Fox for fear of an unwanted encounter with the execrable Carlson. “On the occasions when I found myself in the same elevator as that bastard, I’d stare at my shoes and pray he wouldn’t strike up a conversation,” Wallace said. Stressing that his decision to leave Fox “wasn’t about money,” Wallace said, “At CNN+, I’ll never have to ride an elevator with Tucker Carlson, and you can’t put a price tag on that.”
Grieving the Loss of a Love and Oneself
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Just When You Thought It Was Over . . .
After Angelo Carcinelli was executed, it was determined that not only was he innocent; he was actually the electric-chair repairman. Following the mutiny, a naval board of inquiry was convened, to determine whether the captain had been at fault. After Ted Longmire failed to make the transition from drama to comedy, he threw himself in front of a steamroller. Despite the harsh reviews, “The Man with the Secret Weapon Who Also Had a Spare Secret Weapon” became a box-office hit. Although the Wolf Man was killed, scientists say that nearly three in five humans carry the werewolf gene.
Can “Distraction-Free” Devices Change the Way We Write?
Later, I tried coding my own writing tools, a hobby as rewarding as it was ineffective. Then, in the late twenty-teens, focussed writing tools started cropping up everywhere. With its otherworldly blankness, iA Writer created the illusion of leaving life’s mess for an ideal realm of words. “I just wanted to have a writing app that did one thing right, and that’s writing,” Reichenstein told me. Today, iA Writer has more than half a million active users, mostly designers, programmers, and journalists.
Art and Experimentation in “The Vandal”
The camera zooms in on one of the houses; this is the home of an older couple, Eva and Harold. Throughout the film, Alcazar experiments with a style that he refers to as “meta-scope”—a constant, delicate shifting between live action and stop-motion. He decided to include a lobotomy in his film because he was fascinated by the work of Walter Freeman. In his research, Alcazar read about Howard Dully, who received a lobotomy from Freeman when he was only twelve years old. He is in a different role now; his relationship to art has been transformed.
Two Musicals on the Perils of Aging
Utterly—women have allegedly been liberated; the end of men has been heralded by pundits far and wide—and, somehow, not at all. Then, there’s Andy (Claybourne Elder), a flight attendant whose godly body comes tragically attached to an empty head. “You’re not dumb, Andy,” Bobbie reassures him, to which he replies, “To me, I am.” The logic is bulletproof. The stage fills with substitute Bobbies: Bobbie pregnant, Bobbie with a baby on her chest, Bobbie wiping up the piss that splatters around the toilet every time Andy takes a leak. She suffers from a rare genetic disorder that turns her into a kind of reverse Benjamin Button, aging at warp speed.
An Education While Incarcerated
As a child, Xiao Fei Zheng did not understand want. Xiao Fei was twelve, his sister was seventeen, and his brother was twenty. It was the first time Xiao Fei had ever flown, and he couldn’t stop throwing up. On arriving in the U.S., the family stayed with his grandparents, seven people sharing a two-bedroom apartment in Oakland’s Chinatown. Xiao Fei spent a lot of time with his grandfather, who took him aside one day and asked him to pick an English name out of the dictionary.
The Best Books We Read in 2021
Ellinor, the novel’s narrator, is a thirty-five-year-old public-relations consultant whose projects and relationships are characterized by a bleak, steady detachment. What results is a personal awakening of sorts—a newfound desire to live, connect, and communicate—and a genuinely gripping treatment of bureaucratic tedium. Her book is a quick read, but, like Marx’s spectre haunting Europe, it stays with you. The book’s generic title implies that tiny tragedies like Hansen’s are happening everywhere, all the time, as a simple cost of being alive. —Vinson Cunningham“Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes,” by Claire WilcoxAmong the books that most surprised and most moved me this year was “Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes,” a memoir by Claire Wilcox.
Alison Roman Just Can’t Help Herself
(“Alison Roman! Alison Roman!” read the headline on a piece announcing her appointment.) If you wanted to bake some salmon, you went to Mark Bittman; if you went to Alison Roman, you wanted to bake some salmon. “Is there anything you really want to do or really don’t want to do?” Frommer asked. “I speak to what I know,” Roman told me, adding that accessibility and affordability are also important aspects of the conversation.
The Russian Novel That Foresaw—but Underestimated—Totalitarianism
Every year when I read Yevgeny Zamyatin’s “We” with my students, I wish the psychiatric-ward schedule were hanging in the classroom, because Zamyatin’s novel imagined a regimented way of life, and because it, too, seemed to subvert the flow of time. But Zamyatin had already written a novel that described many of the specifics of that terror, and of other terrors to come in the twentieth century. Hannah Arendt, in “The Origins of Totalitarianism” and elsewhere, argued that totalitarianism was a novel form of government, distinct from the tyrannies that preceded it. “He envisioned an exemplary totalitarian state, built on absolute reason, on logic . Zamyatin’s initial loss of professional and social standing preceded the publication of “We” abroad, and it likely preceded the completion of the novel.
‘Succession’ Season Finale Recap: Do Not Pass Go
This episode addressed the first of those topics early, after a bit of a tease at the start. Maybe — as Shiv and Connor both insist — they even love him. The “intervention” scene between Kendall and his brothers and sister is the second indication that this episode is going to be something special. Shiv and Roman run to Kendall to get his advice and support, and find their brother still mired in a funk and difficult to rouse. But it’s hard to argue with the results in this episode, as Kendall confesses to Shiv and Roman that he is responsible for a young man drowning.
What Angela Merkel Left Behind
Until then, the easy response was Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany. Merkel wasn’t only a spectator in the transition; she used the occasion to deliver statements both symbolic and explicit. Before the torches came out, though, Merkel, wearing a simple black coat, spoke about the things other than festive rituals that sustain a democracy. He is a quantum chemist—as was Merkel before she entered politics—and has managed to maintain a mostly private life during her tenure. She, too, had an earlier marriage, which ended in divorce, but from which she retained the name Merkel; she was born Angela Kasner.
With Paige Bueckers Injured, UConn Faces a Tough Few Months
NEWARK — When ESPN announced last month that ABC would televise a regular-season women’s college basketball game for the first time, a matchup featuring U.C.L.A. and Connecticut, the network assumed that Paige Bueckers, the UConn sophomore guard and reigning national player of the year, would be starring on the court. But an hour before tip-off on Saturday, Bueckers was on the Prudential Center floor wearing a blue, gray and white UConn sweatsuit and a black brace that extended from her left thigh to her foot. Bueckers had sustained a tibial plateau fracture in her left knee with less than a minute remaining in a Dec. 5 home game against Notre Dame. She is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a timeline that would allow her to return in time to play in the Big East and N.C.A.A.
UBS is fined $2 billion for helping rich French clients evade taxes.
The Swiss bank UBS had sought to overturn its 2019 conviction for illegally helping wealthy French individuals evade taxes. In seeking a reduced penalty, UBS lawyers argued that while some of its Swiss bankers met with wealthy French clients, they did not unlawfully solicit them to evade taxes. Several whistle-blowers at UBS France came forward with tales of how the banks’ employees in France and Switzerland engaged in illegal activity that essentially bilked the French tax authorities of more than 10 billion euros. UBS paid a $780 million fine in the United States in 2009 to resolve accusations that it had helped rich clients there dodge taxes. Four UBS bankers were given suspended jail sentences of up to one year and fines of €300,000 each.
Navigating My Pregnancy With Fibroids
I had fibroids during my first pregnancy, but they didn’t cause any symptoms. Though one of my fibroids was considered large, the size of a fibroid isn’t necessarily an indicator of future complications. And for many women, fibroids cause no symptoms at all. Where was this “normal pregnancy” I’d been promised? Her pat responses offered little comfort: Fibroids don’t usually hurt, she’d say, and what I felt was likely the discomfort of pregnancy.
Golden Globes Nominations 2022: The Complete List
For the Golden Globes, the show must go on … even when there’s no show. went ahead and announced a full list of nominees anyway on Monday morning. Hollywood has largely steered clear of the H.F.P.A. When the H.F.P.A.’s initial series of proposed reforms was deemed insufficient, publicists largely cut off the group’s access to talent, some voters within the H.F.P.A. quit, and even Tom Cruise was moved to return his three Golden Globes in protest.
Mikio Shinagawa, Who Ran a Fashionable SoHo Haunt, Dies at 66
As fashionable haunts in New York go, Omen was an unlikely candidate, and Mr. Shinagawa, a serene, silver-haired man raised in Kyoto who wore Comme des Garçons suits, was its ethereal anti-restaurateur. The menu consists of Japanese country-style food and dishes like chiso rice and udon noodles. Calligraphy framed above the tables evoke the Japanese character mu, which means nothingness. It was within this intimate den that Mr. Shinagawa’s sanctuary for artists and intellectuals flourished. Omen habitués have included Yoko Ono, Susan Sontag, David Byrne, Ingrid Sischy, Rem Koolhaas, Bill T. Jones and Merce Cunningham.
The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer, but Most Kids Don’t Receive It
Now a new study in Britain of an early version of the vaccine found that within 13 years of vaccine administration, there were 87 percent fewer cases of cervical cancer among young women immunized between ages 12 and 13, compared to unvaccinated women. A recent analysis in JAMA Pediatrics found a similar decrease in cervical cancer incidence and mortality in young women since the vaccine was introduced. To be sure, regular Pap smears that detect precancerous cervical lesions have helped greatly to prevent the development of invasive cancer, but early detection efforts do not fully eliminate the risk of cervical cancer. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates that 14,480 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and about 4,290 women will die from it. The original approval of the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer prompted many parents to question its value for boys, for whom the vaccine was approved three years later.
Militants Kill 2 Policemen in Kashmir as Violence Escalates
SRINAGAR, Kashmir — Militants fired on a police bus in the Indian region of Kashmir on Monday, killing at least two officers and wounding more than a dozen, the police said, just three days after a similar attack left two policemen dead. Kashmir, in northern India, has long endured clashes between separatist insurgents and government forces, and the violence has escalated recently as strict security protocols imposed in 2019 and pandemic restrictions have been lifted. Pakistan, which contains a part of Kashmir, also claims the Indian portion, and there have been repeated conflicts along the boundary separating them. In the attack three days earlier, gunmen fired on a squad of officers patrolling streets in northern Kashmir. It stripped the region of its autonomy and its status as a state, and placed it under the direct control of New Delhi.
Newsom Calls for Gun Legislation Modeled on the Texas Abortion Law
Angered by the U.S. Supreme Court decision to continue allowing private citizens to sue Texas abortion providers, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California on Saturday called for a similar law giving ordinary residents legal standing to file lawsuits against purveyors of restricted firearms. “SCOTUS is letting private citizens in Texas sue to stop abortion? !” Mr. Newsom, a Democrat, tweeted. “If that’s the precedent, then we’ll let Californians sue those who put ghost guns and assault weapons on our streets.
Opinion | He Conceived of the Metaverse in the ’90s. He’s Unimpressed With Mark Zuckerberg’s.
I mean, I’m busy. So I think that’s kind of what we need to focus on if we’re talking about the future of metaverse-type applications. So, you know, I’m on board with the idea that we need the equivalent of labor unions because we’re all workers in these factories. At some point I couldn’t honestly say —kara swisherYeah, I don’t think space tourism is your thing, is it? kara swisherSo does that make you — I’m going to read you a final quote.
Take Action Now to Curb Inflation - The New York Times
Students used to look at me quizzically when I mentioned the word “inflation,” as if I were reminiscing about the invention of the spinning jenny. But President Biden and Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, need to take action now. The Covid pandemic delivered supply shocks in the form of disrupted workforces and supply chains. Last year, the Federal Reserve, which oversees interest rates and the nation’s banks and monetary supply, instituted a new framework. It proposed that inflation levels of higher than 2 percent, the Fed’s traditional target, could make up for the lower levels of inflation the economy experienced in the years after the 2008 financial crisis but before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Latest Tornado Updates: At Least 74 Dead in Kentucky; Biden to Visit This Week
Credit... William Widmer for The New York TimesAs the death toll continued to fluctuate from Friday night’s devastating swarm of tornadoes, Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky said on Monday that there were 74 confirmed deaths in his state — the hardest hit — though he predicted that the number would rise as crews search the ruins. “We expect that this death toll will continue to grow,” the governor said in an afternoon news conference. The governor told reporters that Kentucky State Police investigators were working through a list of employees provided by the company to confirm the tally given by the company. At least a thousand homes had been damaged or destroyed, officials have estimated, and Mr. Beshear said that state parks were providing free housing to those whose homes were uninhabitable.
Israeli Leader Holds Historic Meeting With Emirati Crown Prince
JERUSALEM — The Israeli prime minister met the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates on Monday on the first official visit by an Israeli leader to the Gulf state, a historic encounter that would have been unimaginable a few years ago and showcased the rapid realignment of the Middle East, driven by shared fears of a nuclear Iran. Naftali Bennett, the Israeli prime minister, spent four hours with the de facto Emirati leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed — two hours longer than planned. They met in Abu Dhabi amid renewed tensions between the United States and Israel, which opposes revived efforts by Washington to persuade Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief. “I’m flying back to Israel, very optimistic that this relationship can set an example of how we can make peace here in the Middle East,” Mr. Bennett said in a video released shortly before his departure to Israel. Ostracized for years by all but two Arab countries, Israel began to establish formal relationships with four others, including the United Arab Emirates, in August 2020.
Covid Live Updates: U.S. Surpasses 50 Million Virus Cases
A statewide mask mandate goes into effect on Monday, requiring all businesses and public spaces that do not check vaccine status to require a mask. In New York State, the average was 9,716 on Saturday, a 51 percent jump over 14 days. A sweeping coronavirus vaccine mandate for all private employers in New York City takes effect on Dec. 27. For weeks, he has resisted calls to implement a citywide mask mandate despite rising cases, fearing it would weaken the city’s vaccination-focused strategy. “But we are going to work with the state to implement this mask mandate.
West Side Story Underwhelms at Box Office with $10.5M But Still Earns No. 1 Spot Opening Weekend
West Side Story found its place atop the North American box office, though its opening weekend totals underperformed what was expected of the movie musical. The Steven Spielberg–directed reimagining of the 1961 film took in an estimated $10.5 million over the weekend, which is low even for the pandemic-affected box office, according to Variety and The New York Times. The film debuted with high praise from critics, as it currently holds a 93 percent aggregate score on Rotten Tomatoes. Ghostbusters: Afterlife came in third place in its fourth weekend in theaters with $7.1 million, and House of Gucci sat at No. He also revealed why he chose the iconic musical as his latest project, saying, "I think I wanted to direct a musical film because I knew I couldn't sing and dance.
Elon Musk Named Time's 2021 Person of the Year
"Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth too. In 2021, Musk emerged not just as the world's richest person but also as perhaps the richest example of a massive shift in our society." In addition to championing the electric vehicle and the privatization of space exploration, Musk has been unloading his homes and some stock — all factors in Time's decision. Time also named the researchers who worked on the COVID-19 vaccine as this year's Heroes of the Year on Monday. Elon Musk Time Person of the Year 2021 Credit: TIMEEach year, Time awards its annual Person of the Year title to an individual, or individuals, who were highly notable and influential over the past 12 months.
Hillary Clinton Thinks Donald Trump Will Run For President Again: 'Could Be the End of Our Democracy'
In an interview that aired over the weekend on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, Hillary Clinton said "If I were a betting person right now, I'd say Trump is going to run again." As for what another Trump run for office would mean for America, Clinton didn't mince words. While Clinton is confident the 75-year-old Trump will attempt another run for the presidency, others are less sure. John Kelly, who served as Trump's chief of staff from 2017 until 2019, said in a new report from The Atlantic, "Trump won't run." Speaking to Geist in the Sunday interview, Clinton said she has had moments of guilt since losing the election to Trump.
Jennifer Lopez Sweetly Supports Ben Affleck at L.A. Premiere of The Tender Bar
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck walked the red carpet together Sunday for the Los Angeles premiere of The Tender Bar, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination on Monday morningJennifer Lopez is happily supporting Ben Affleck. At the Los Angeles premiere of Affleck's new film The Tender Bar Sunday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Lopez walked the red carpet wearing a pale-blue dress, smiling with Affleck, who wore a black tie for the event. Affleck, 49, also posed with his cast mates, including Lily Rabe, who is currently expecting her third baby with partner Hamish Linklater. On Monday morning, the 2022 Golden Globe nominations were announced, with Affleck recognized in the best supporting actor category for his performance in The Tender Bar, which is directed by George Clooney. Lopez, 52, also walked the red carpet in October for the New York City premiere of Affleck's other film The Last Duel.
Supreme Court Allows Vaccine Mandate for New York Health Care Workers
“The Free Exercise Clause protects not only the right to hold unpopular religious beliefs inwardly and secretly,” he wrote. “It protects the right to live out those beliefs publicly.”The ruling came in a pair of challenges brought by doctors, nurses and other health care workers who said the requirement violated their right to the free exercise of religion. A federal judge in Brooklyn ruled against the challengers in the case before him, but another federal judge, in Utica, ruled for the challengers in a second case. In a consolidated appeal in the two cases, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, refused to block the requirement. The medical exemption for the vaccination requirement, she added, “is tightly constrained in both scope and duration,” making very few people eligible for it.
Naomie Harris Says a 'Huge Star' Once Groped Her During an Audition: 'No One Said Anything'
“That was my only #MeToo incident, so I felt very lucky, given how rife that behaviour was,” the Bond star saidNaomie Harris Says a 'Huge Star' Once Groped Her During an Audition: 'No One Said Anything'Naomie Harris is opening up about being sexually harassed during an audition. Speaking with The Mail on Sunday's You magazine, the No Time to Die actress recalled how a "huge, huge star" once put his hand up her skirt while she was reading for a part. "What was so shocking about it was the casting director was there and the director, and of course no one said anything because he was – he is – such a huge star," Harris, 45, said. "That was my only #MeToo incident, so I felt very lucky, given how rife that behaviour was," she added. "I had to learn to walk again," Harris said.
Kate Hudson Shares Sweet Photo of Mom Goldie Hawn and Daughter Rani in the 'Holiday Spirit'
Kate Hudson is mom to daughter Rani, 2, and sons Bingham, 10, and Ryder, 17Kate Hudson Shares Sweet Photo of Mom Goldie Hawn and Daughter Rani in the 'Holiday Spirit'Kate Hudson is showing off the cutest grandmother-granddaughter duo. On Sunday, the 42-year-old actress shared a photo of her mother Goldie Hawn and her 2-year-old daughter Rani Rose sharing a sweet moment together ahead of the holidays. Goldie Hawn, Rani Rose Credit: Kate Hudson/InstagramFor PEOPLE's 2020 Beautiful Issue last year, Hudson spoke about being raised by her mom Hawn and what she hoped to pass down to Rani. That is what Mom gave to me." kate hudson; goldie hawn; rani; LaMer Mother's Day campaign; Danny Fujikawa for La Mer Credit: Danny Fujikawa for La MerThe Oscar nominee shares daughter Rani with fiancé Danny Fujikawa, son Ryder Russell, 17, with ex-husband Chris Robinson, and son Bingham "Bing" Hawn, 10, with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy.
I Am Jazz Sneak Peek: Jazz Jennings' Brother Sander 'Nervous' About Asking Friend Hope on a Date
In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday's episode of I Am Jazz, the older brother of transgender activist Jazz Jennings is on a video call with friend Hope — who he is hoping will turn into more than a friend. "I'm super excited you joined me online, and anytime we're talking or anything and the word 'hope' comes up, like hopefully or hope or something, I'm like 'Hope, hope, hope' … it's just such a cool name," he says. i am jazz - hope Credit: TLCTo the cameras, he expresses his interest in spending time with Hope in person, but admits he's "nervous" about asking her out. "I definitely think it's about damn time that we actually hang out and do something fun," Sander tells Hope. "I've never dated a trans woman but I know that I'm only attracted to women, and trans women are women.
Ryan Reynolds Reveals the 'Pure Magic' Behind Chris Noth's Surprise Peloton Ad After And Just Like That… Twist
Reynolds shares how the ad came together in 48 hours after fans were abuzz about a 'Big' development for Noth's Sex and the City characterRyan Reynolds Reveals the 'Pure Magic' Behind Chris Noth's Surprise Peloton Ad After And Just Like That… TwistRyan Reynolds knows how to ride a pop culture moment! John James Preston) after his 1,000th Peloton ride. Life's too short not to," and then Reynolds shares the cardiovascular benefits of cycling in voice-over. Luckily, we have some experience doing this so the rest — over the last 48 hours — is history." The actor, 45, also credited Noth, 67, for "diving into this blind and making pure magic" with Reynolds' company Maximum Effort, which took the concept from start to finish over the weekend.
Leslie Jordan and Friends Rock the Ryman: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Fun-Filled Nashville Evening
I spent the days leading up to this Ryman show in rehearsal, and boy was it a lot of work. Nobody told me "a singing show" was going to be this much work. The little boy from Tennessee who had big dreams is going to be standing on the stage of the Mother church. I took a moment to take it all in. What good is the ride if you don't take a moment to enjoy it?
Michigan High School Shooting Suspect Will Appear in Court on 24 Charges, Including Terrorism
Ethan Crumbley, 15, is set to appear in court after he was accused of shooting and killing four students at his Oxford High School in NovemberMichigan High School Shooting Suspect Will Appear in Court on 24 Charges, Including TerrorismEthan Crumbley, the 15-year-old accused of shooting and killing four students at his Michigan high school last month, will appear at a probable cause conference in court Monday, CNN reports. He is accused of killing Hana St. Juliana, 14, Tate Myre, 16, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17, and injuring seven others. He will appear in court at 1:15 p.m. local time Monday, the outlet reports. Sign up for PEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. James Crumbley and Jennifer Crumbley Credit: Oakland County Sheriff's OfficeEthan's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, were both charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the shooting.
Dr. Oz Show to Be Replaced by Daughter Daphne Oz's Cooking Show amid Host's Senate Run
The Dr. Oz Show will end after 13 seasons, Sony announced about two weeks after Mehmet Oz revealed his Senate campaignThe Dr. Oz Show is coming to an end amid host Mehmet Oz's senate run, Sony confirmed on Monday. His titular talk show will conclude in January, at which time his daughter Daphne Oz's show, The Good Taste, will fill his slot. Daphne and Mehmet Oz Daphne and Mehmet Oz | Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage"There is no better time for a show like The Good Dish," added Amy Chiaro, Executive Producer and Stacy Rader, co-Executive Producer of the series. Dr. Oz Show Dr. Oz | Credit: Harpo Inc./APThe Dr. Oz Show launched in 2009 after Oz made a name for himself as a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Oz Dr. Oz | Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesHe announced his senate ambitions in an op-ed for The Washington Examiner, in which he wrote that he is launching his campaign "to help fix the problems and to help us heal."
John Legend Gets Tattoo Drawn by Daughter Luna on His Arm After Callout from Wife Chrissy Teigen
"Finally keeping my promise," the musician said as he received a tattoo of a bouquet of three small flowersJohn Legend Gets Tattoo Drawn by Daughter Luna on His Arm After Callout from Wife Chrissy TeigenJohn Legend is keeping good on his promise. In a follow-up video, Legend shows off the finished work, a bouquet of three small flowers, which he wrote were "Based on a sketch" by his 5-year-old daughter. John Legend tattoo Credit: John Legend/InstagramLast week, Teigen, 36, revealed on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that Legend bailed on getting the tattoo drawn by Luna after it was his idea to get it permanently inked. "John Legend tattoo Credit: Getty; John Legend/Instagram"But we support the arts in our household, so …" Teigen continued, before the EGOT-winner told her, "'I'll take a picture of it and then I'll go get it done.'" RELATED VIDEO: Chrissy Teigen Reveals Her Family Travels with Late Son's Ashes, Kids Say 'Don't Forget Baby Jack'Back in June, Teigen revealed that the butterfly tattoo commemorated Luna's preschool graduation.
Chrishell Stause Responds to Commenter Who Says She 'Can't Accomplish Anything Without a Man'
"The only reason why you're getting listings and selling them is Bc of Jason," a troll wrote in an Instagram DM to Chrishell StauseChrishell Stause Responds to Commenter Who Says She 'Can't Accomplish Anything Without a Man'Chrishell Stause is clapping back! (Stause is currently dating Jason Oppenheim and was previously married to actor Justin Hartley.) "And now you swear you're the big s--- Bc you're dating Jason! Jason Oppenheimer and chrishell stause Credit: Axelle/Bauer-griffin/FilmmagicIn response to the harsh remarks, Stause wrote over the message: "It would seem I am not the miserable one here Genesis." Chrishell Stause Chrishell Stause | Credit: Amy Sussman/GettyStause also thanked her followers who came to her defense.
Kim Kardashian Calls Sarah Jessica Parker Her 'Ride-or-Die' While Watching And Just Like That...
Kim Kardashian and Sarah Jessica Parker met for the first time in 2016Kim Kardashian Calls Sarah Jessica Parker Her 'Ride-or-Die' While Watching And Just Like That...Kim Kardashian is catching up with Carrie Bradshaw. "I will always ride or die for @sarahjessicaparker and Sex & the City or 'And Just Like That,'" Kardashian wrote. She also shared a photo of Carrie (Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) standing around talking with a broken heart emoji. Kim Kardashian/Instagram Credit: Kim Kardashian/InstagramAnd Just Like That... reunites Parker, Nixon, Davis as they reprise their original roles. Kim Kardashian ; Sarah Jessica Parker Credit: Getty (2)"[She] obviously has enormous influence, and she is more and more aware of what she wants and the images that she chooses to project, which she is in complete control of," Parker added.
Barbie Dolls, Hot Wheels, Thomas, and More Favorite Toys Are Up to 50% Off on Amazon Today
Maybe you haven't finished holiday shopping for the kids in your life. Maybe you thought you did. Either way, you're going to want to take a look at Amazon's Epic Daily Deals for Monday, December 13. The site is offering deals of up to 50 percent off toys from Mattel and Fisher-Price — and that includes so many of kids' favorite toys, like Barbie, Thomas and Friends, and Hot Wheels, as well as games the whole family can play.
Fans React to Charlotte's New Dog on And Just Like That
Kristin Davis seen on the set of "And Just Like That..." the follow up series to "Sex and the City" on the Upper East Side on August 09, 2021 in New York City. Credit: James Devaney/GC Images
Sweden's Princess Estelle Is Mom Princess Victoria's Mini-Me in Christmas Photos 37 Years Apart!
Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar celebrated St. Lucia's Day in costumes — just like their mom and uncle did as childrenThis mother-daughter pair requires a royal double take! The royal family also shared throwback photos of Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine taking part in the tradition back in 1984 — and it's hard to tell Princess Victoria and her daughter apart! Princess Estelle Is Mom Victoria's Twin in Holiday Photos Princess Victoria and Queen Silvia | Credit: Jan CollsiööIn the old photos, Queen Silvia helps affix a crown of candles on Princess Victoria's head as her younger siblings Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine look on. Even at her young age, Princess Estelle is preparing for her future role as monarch. In October 2020, she joined mom Princess Victoria and grandfather King Carl Gustaf at the inauguration of the Golden Bridge in Stockholm.
Vanessa Bryant Shares Cute Photos from Disney on Ice with Her 3 Daughters: 'Christmas Tradition'
Vanessa Bryant captured photos of daughters Capri, 2, Bianka, 5, and Natalia, 18, as they looked mesmerized by the ice skating charactersVanessa Bryant Shares Cute Photos from Disney on Ice with Her 3 Daughters: 'Christmas Tradition'Vanessa Bryant is enjoying a Christmas tradition with her daughters. On Sunday, Vanessa and her three daughters, Capri, 2, Bianka, 5, and Natalia, 18, spent the day together at a showing of Disney on Ice, which Vanessa noted on Instagram is a "Christmas tradition" for her family. During the event, Vanessa snapped several photos of her daughters as they looked mesmerized by the different characters performing on the ice. She also treated her daughters to princess snow cones, as seen in a selfie of the group of four. Vanessa Bryant Instagram Vanessa Bryant Instagram Vanessa Bryant InstagramLeft: Credit: Vanessa Bryant Instagram Center: Credit: Vanessa Bryant Instagram Right: Credit: Vanessa Bryant InstagramAlso over the weekend, Natalia marked the completion of her freshman fall semester at the University of Southern California by sharing an action-packed video on Instagram to document college life so far as a Trojan.
Alabama Quarterback Bryce Young Wins 2021 Heisman Award
Young's win is the second consecutive Heisman trophy for a University of Alabama player after wide receiver DeVonta Smith took home the honor in 2020The Crimson Tide's Bryce Young has taken home college football's highest honor. On Saturday night, the University of Alabama quarterback was named the 2021 Heisman Memorial Trophy recipient — the first quarterback from the school to do so. A 20-year-old sophomore from Santa Ana, California, Young is the 18th quarterback among the last 21 Heisman winners. As the fourth Alabama player to win the Heisman in 13 years, he currently holds the school's single-game passing record with 559 yards tossed in Nov. 20's face-off against the Arkansas Razorbacks. He continued, "It was big for me understanding the quarterback tradition and the standard that was being a quarterback at the University of Alabama.
Halsey Had 'Loads' of 'Normal' Jobs Before Becoming a Singer: 'I Took License Photos at the DMV'
Halsey previously revealed that they spent some time homeless and couch-surfing after dropping out of community collegeHalsey Had 'Loads' of 'Normal' Jobs Before Becoming a Singer: 'I Took License Photos at the DMV'Ashley Frangipane: DMV photographer. On Sunday night, Halsey answered some fan questions on Twitter and shared that they had "loads" of "normal" jobs before becoming a Grammy-nominated singer — including driver's license photographer. "Nanny, server, busser, hostess, delivery person, Baker, receptionist, I took license photos at the DMV." As for their previous baking gig, Halsey wrote that their favorite type of bread is semolina. "To straddle the line of capital and morality requires constant adjustment," Halsey wrote to another fan asking about running ethical and sustainable business.
Judge Grants $7 Million Bond for Alex Murdaugh Following Slew of New Criminal Charges
On Thursday, while Murdaugh was already awaiting a bond hearing on 27 financial charges, a grand jury issued seven new indictments against him consisting of 21 additional financial charges. Murdaugh is now accused of defrauding his law firm, former clients and other alleged victims of more than $6.2 million in total. Immediately after the bond was set, Murdaugh's attorney, Dick Harpootlian, asked Lee to reconsider its dollar amount, claiming that Murdaugh would be unable to pay the $7 million required for release, according to multiple outlets. murdaugh family Maggie, Paul and Alex MurdaughNo suspects have been arrested in connection with the murders. Murdaugh, a scion of a legal dynasty in the South Carolina Lowcountry, has been named as a person of interest, his attorney has said.
Peyton Manning Opens Up About Demaryius Thomas's Death: 'It's Been Really Tough'
Denver, CO 1/24/2016Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (18) with Demaryius Thomas (88) after winning game vs New Engalnd Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Denver, CO 1/24/2016Peyton Manning is paying tribute his late Denver Broncos teammate Demaryius Thomas. Manning, who played with the Indianapolis Colts for 13 years before signing with the Broncos as a free agent, acknowledged that the days since Thomas's death have "been really tough. "Preliminary information is that his death stems from a medical issue, and our investigators currently have no reason to believe otherwise," Lupo said in a statement. Following the news of Thomas' death, the Broncos released a statement sending condolences to his family that began, "We are devastated and completely heartbroken."
TikTok User Successfully Trades Bobby Pin All the Way to Her Very Own House
TikTok user Demi Skipper said she began with a single bobby pin, and after a series of trades, she secured a home in TennesseeTikTok User Successfully Trades Bobby Pin All the Way to Her Very Own HouseAfter a series of trades, one TikTok user said she went from the owner of a single bobby pin to the owner of an entire home. Skipper, who began her quest in May 2020, finally received a fixer-upper house in Tennessee after 28 trades, according to The Guardian. I traded this from a bobby pin!" Trade Me Project I'm trading a bobby pin up until I get a house - Demi Skipper Credit: Trade Me Project/YoutubeThe trailer got her all the way to her new home. Despite the year-and-a-half journey to secure her house, Skipper told the outlet she would happily do it once more, but would give the next home to a person in need.
Elizabeth Banks, Felicity Jones, and More Stars You Forgot Were in the Spider-Man Movies
In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, the Magic Mike actor played Eugene "Flash" Thompson, a high school football jock who constantly bullies Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker. He is also Mary Jane Watson's boyfriend in the beginning of the first film. Fun fact: Spider-Man was actually the movie that started Manganiello's professional film career.
All of the Sex and the City & And Just Like That... Hot Spots Where You Can Dine in New York City
Hot Spots Where You Can Dine in New York CitySarah Jessica Parker, and Cynthia Nixon work on location filming the series "And Just Like That..." on July 13, 2021 in New York City. Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cynthia Nixon work on location filming the series "And Just Like That..." on July 13, 2021 in New York City. And Just Like That... there are even more Sex and the City restaurants in New York City to visit! Below, we've compiled the ultimate guide to dining like Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha in N.Y.C. Junior’sFollowing Carrie and Big's City Hall wedding ceremony, they head to this classic New York City diner for brunch with their group of friends.
Critics Choice Awards 2022 Nominations: Lady Gaga, Will Smith and Nicole Kidman Score Nods
Belfast and West Side Story lead with 11 nominations each, and Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga, Kristen Stewart and more stars all earned acting recognitionCritics Choice Awards 2022 Nominations: Lady Gaga, Will Smith and Nicole Kidman Score Nodshouse of gucci. On Monday morning, the nominations were announced for the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards, with black-and-white period piece Belfast and movie-musical West Side Story leading the nominations with 11 each. The 2022 Golden Globe nominations were also unveiled on Monday morning, with Belfast and The Power of the Dog leading their film nominees. The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards will air live on The CW and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. West Side StoryBest actorNicolas Cage, PigBenedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the DogPeter Dinklage, CyranoAndrew Garfield, Tick, Tick… Boom!
Tess Holliday Is Struggling with Body Dysmorphia: 'My Body Doesn't Always Look or Feel Like Me'
The model and body image activist said that she’s working on letting go of how her body used to look and accepting it nowTess Holliday Is Struggling with Body Dysmorphia: 'My Body Doesn't Always Look or Feel Like Me'Tess Holliday knows that she's in a far better place mentally than she used to be — but she sometimes struggles to accept how her body has changed. The model and body image activist shared that the body dysmorphia she often deals with — a mental health disorder in which people obsess with perceived flaws in their appearance — has been more intense lately. "My body dysmorphia has been really trying me lately and when photos from previous years pop up while I'm scrolling through my phone, it causes me to spiral a bit," Holliday, 36, wrote on Instagram. Along with photos from her favorite workout class and a series of work about self-love from artist Elwing S??ng Gonzalez, Holliday wrote that she's working to reframe how she sees herself. "In the photos I take today, my body doesn't always look or feel like ME, but the joy?
Tyrese Gibson Recalls Daughter Meeting Her 'Favorite' Stars Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez: 'This Isn't Normal'
Tyrese Gibson shared a sweet throwback photo of his daughter Shayla sitting with Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez at the GrammysTyrese Gibson is reminding his teenage daughter just how lucky she is. On Friday, the 42-year-old actor shared an old photo of his daughter Shayla, now 14, at the Grammy Awards, getting the opportunity to meet two of her favorite pop stars. The two pose for the snap alongside Selena Gomez, who sat next to them. Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Tyrese Gibson daughter Credit: Tyrese/InstagramShayla has had a number of lavish experiences thanks to her dad. But I'm a little past that, I'm not chasing the charts and chasing relevancy, so I drop every five years."
David Beckham Rocks a Spice World Ugly Holiday Sweater – and Wife Victoria Approves!
Spice Girl Emma Bunton is a fan of his look tooDavid Beckham gave some love to the Spice Girls with his cheeky "ugly" holiday sweater. The retired soccer pro, 46, paid homage to wife Victoria Beckham's famous girl group by rocking a holiday-themed Spice World sweater this weekend. Posed alongside his wife of 22 years, David said he's always been a Spice Girl superfan in the photo caption. David Beckham; Victoria Beckham/Instagram Credit: Victoria Beckham/InstagramOn this occasion, Victoria didn't match David (she chose her own festive Christmas sweater), but the couple has been known for their twinning fashion moments throughout the years. David & Victoria Beckham Attend The 'Versace Club' Gala Party In London.
1 Dead, 13 Wounded After Shooting at Texas Vigil
One person was killed and 13 were injured in a shooting in Baytown, Texas, when a suspect or suspects opened fire on a crowd gathered at an outdoor vigilOne person is dead and 13 have been injured after a shooting near Houston, Texas. Mass Shooting Near Houston, Baytown, Texas Credit: Harris County Sheriff TwitterThe Harris County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. The sheriff told reporters Sunday that one of the individuals injured in the shooting was "possibly...a young child," per ABC 13. Campbell told ABC 13 that the Sunday vigil was organized by a mother whose son was recently killed at home. Sidney Williams, who witnessed the Sunday shooting, told ABC 13 that the scene erupted in chaos.
Hannah Brown and Boyfriend Adam Woolard Spend Romantic Weekend in N.Y.C.
It's a New York winter for Hannah Brown. The former Bachelorette star, 27, shared photos of herself and her boyfriend Adam Woolard enjoying the holiday season in the Big Apple over the weekend. Hannah Brown, Adam Woolard Credit: Hannah Brown/InstagramThe New York City date comes shortly after Brown released her memoir, God Bless This Mess: Learning to Live and Love Through Life's Best (and Worst) Moments. "He knows himself and I think that's the biggest thing," Brown recently told PEOPLE. "I think he's entertained by my frazzleness!"
Simone Biles Calls Boyfriend Jonathan Owens '#1 in My Heart' Ahead of Texans Game
Simone Biles is the GGFOAT — Greatest Girlfriend of All Time — to Jonathan Owens! The four-time Olympic gold medalist was in the crowd at NRG Stadium on Sunday as the Houston Texans faced off against the Seattle Seahawks. In the photos, she is wearing Owens' jersey number on a fitted, light red, spaghetti-strap crop top. She coordinated the tank with white sunglasses, a plaid button down patched with a Texans emblem, skinny black pants and black biker boots. Biles also shared a cuddly Boomerang on her Instagram Story featuring Owens in an orange sweatshirt draping his arm around her as she wears a cozy blue coat.
Succession Fans Praise Tom Wambsgans as They React to Shocking Season 3 Finale: 'Love This Show'
"This season belongs to Tom Wambsgans," one Succession fan wrote on Twitter, in response to the shocking season 3 finale of the hit HBO showThis article contains major spoilers from the season 3 finale of SuccessionSuccession just gave viewers their own version of "The Red Wedding" — and fans had plenty of thoughts about the epic finale. The hit HBO drama ended season 3 with a lavish Italian wedding, an attempted coup and a marital betrayal. "This season belongs to Tom Wamsgans [sic]," one viewer wrote on Twitter, as another posted: "It's Tom & Greg's world and we're just living in it!" I want her to know it was me," another fan wrote with an image of Tom on the phone, referring to the now-iconic Game of Thrones line. one fan wrote, posting images of the scene.
J Balvin Says He's 'Proud' of Bad Bunny's 'Success' in Touching Post Following Massive 'P FKN R' Show
Bad Bunny performed over 30 songs in front of 40,000 people in his native Puerto Rico over the weekend. Romeo Santos, J Balvin, Myke Towers and Jhay Cortez were among the stars to join him onstageThere's nothing but love between these two iconic reggaetoneros. Over the weekend, Bad Bunny performed a one-time, sold-out show in his native Puerto Rico, aptly titled "P FKN R," in front of 40,000 people. Following the concert on Saturday where the two were captured hugging onstage, J Balvin shared a sweet note for Bad Bunny, 27, on the historic show. Near the end of the show, Romeo Santos from Aventura joined Bad Bunny for their collab "Volví."
Every Must-See Style Moment from And Just Like That...
Just like Sex and the City and its subsequent movies, the new HBO Max reboot is full of fabulous fashion moments that will be talked about for years to come. Here we're rounding up every noteworthy look! [Warning: This gallery contains And Just Like That... plot points and spoilers.]
Kim Kardashian Reveals She Passed the Baby Bar Exam on Fourth Try: 'This Wasn't Easy'
"OMFGGGG I PASSED THE BABY BAR EXAM!!!! "For anyone who doesn't know my law school journey, know this wasn't easy or handed to me." The reality star went on to explain that the baby bar has a "harder pass rate" than the actual bar exam. kim kardashian Kim Kardashian West | Credit: Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images"Bottom line is don't ever give up even when you are holding on by a thread, you can do it!!!!! kim kardashian Kim Kardashian | Credit: Karwai Tang/Getty ImagesShe also had to pass the baby bar exam in order to continue on with her studies.
Trader Joe's Items That Make Incredible (and Easy) Holiday Gifts
Two food faves — truffles and hot sauce — come together for this perfect gift, sure to please the palate of any foodie in your life. "Each batch is crafted from a base of chili peppers, honey, apple cider vinegar, and bold, black truffle broth to create a profile that's all at once sharp, peppery, and deeply, satisfyingly savory," the brand writes on its website. Best of all, it's versatile. Use it as a dip, mix it into a marinade, put it a salad dressing, drizzle it over butter — the possibilities are endless.
Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed with This 'Almost Silent' Humidifier — and It's 33% Off
To use the device, simply fill the wide tank with water, select the amount of mist you want by turning the dial at the base of the appliance, and adjust the nozzle at the top if you want to steer the mist in a certain direction. It's small enough that it can be readily transported from room to room and can be perched on a desk or table without taking up too much space.
The Famous Sneakers Helen Mirren Made Sell Out Are Back in a Pretty New Color
There's no better way to reign in some good energy for the new year than by literally wearing such a powerful color on your feet — and Cariuma's newest kicks make it possible to do so comfortably and stylishly. If you're not familiar with the Oca Low, here's a quick breakdown: The comfy upper is made from durable cotton canvas, the insoles, which are 100 percent vegan, are crafted from cork and organic mamona oil, and the slip-resistant sole is made from raw rubber sourced via ethical "tapping" from the Hevea brasiliensis tree (aka, removing a milky sap from the bark).
The Boys Are Back! Big Time Rush Release First Single in 8 Years for 'New Chapter' as a 'Family'
Big Time Rush Release First Single in 8 Years for 'New Chapter' as a 'Family'It's the only life you got, so you gotta live it big time, right? Well, Big Time Rush — the boy band comprised of four of the 2010s' biggest teen heartthrobs — is back and better than ever. For the boys of Big Time Rush, however, their return is about having fun — and less about who's in the spotlight. Big Time Rush Big Time Rush | Credit: Jordan KnightThe band's loyal fanbase has certainly grown over the years and even reached the band members' younger relatives. He also admits that his kids, whom he shares with Alexa PenaVega, are big fans of the group.
Yes, Urban Decay's Naked Honey Palette Is Really Half Off at Ulta
Consider this your official warning that the holiday shopping season is rapidly coming to a close. Only days remain until the great exchange of gifts begins and if you've yet to find that perfect something for the most glamorous person in your life, Ulta is here to help. The retailer's Holiday Beauty Blitz sale allows shoppers one week to take advantage of major discounts on makeup, hair tools, and more.
Josh Peck to Make Guest Appearance on iCarly Reboot: It 'Feels Very Full Circle'
Josh Peck and Miranda Cosgrove first met on the set of Drake and Josh in 2004Megan and Josh are officially reuniting. PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that Josh Peck is set to make a guest appearance on season 2 of iCarly, reuniting on screen with his former Drake and Josh costar Miranda Cosgrove. "Being on the iCarly set after all these years feels very full circle and I love getting to work with Miranda, Nathan [Kress] and Jerry [Trainor] again. The former Nickelodeon stars played step-siblings on Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007. icarly Credit: Monty Brinton/Paramount+Following Drake and Josh, Cosgrove immediately transitioned to iCarly in 2007 until the show's end in 2012.
Kim Kardashian 'Couldn't Be More Thrilled' After Passing Baby Bar Exam: Source
"Kim has been studying so hard for her exams," a source tells PEOPLE after Kardashian passed her baby bar examKim Kardashian is one step closer to becoming a lawyer. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum, 41, "couldn't be more thrilled" after revealing she passed the baby bar exam on her fourth attempt, a source close to Kardashian tells PEOPLE. She couldn't be more thrilled to finally have passed the baby bar," the source says. "OMFGGGG I PASSED THE BABY BAR EXAM!!!! RELATED VIDEO: Kim Kardashian Reveals She Passed the Baby Bar Exam on Fourth Try: 'This Wasn't Easy'Kardashian, who has been outspoken about her passion for criminal justice and prison reform, previously opened up in WSJ.
BTS' V Breaks 2 Guinness World Records with New Instagram Account
V became the fastest individual to reach both one and 10 million followers on InstagramBTS' V is taking social media by storm. The record for the fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Instagram changes frequently as new celebrities join the social network. All members of BTS — V, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin and Jungkook — now have more than 20 million followers each, Guinness World Records added. Last week, each of the seven members of BTS created individual Instagram accounts after they had previously used a joint account — @bts.bighitofficial. RM (@rkive), Jungkook (@abcdefghi__lmnopqrstuvwxyz), Jin (@jin), Suga (@agustd), J-Hope (@uarmyhope), Jimin (@j.m) and V (@thv) are now owners of their own individual Instagram accounts.
Carole Middleton Reveals the Festive Item That George, Charlotte and Louis Will Be Enjoying This Christmas
Carole Middleton Reveals the Festive Item That George, Charlotte and Louis Will Be Enjoying This ChristmasPrince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be greeted by some festive new friends when they visit their grandmother Carole Middleton this holiday season. Kate Middleton's mother is decorating her home with Scandinavian-style festive gnomes to bring some seasonal joy into the lives of her young grandchildren. Kate Middleton and Carole Middleton Kate Middleton and Carole MiddletonGranny Middleton also takes great care to ensure that the royal children and their cousins aren't overwhelmed on Christmas Day by carefully selecting small stocking fillers that will keep them occupied from the moment they arise. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Prince William and Kate Middleton | Credit: Chris Jackson/GettyThe Middleton family Christmas isn't purely about ingenious gifts and stylish decorations. On November 18, Carole and husband Michael Middleton, joined Kate and Prince William at the Royal Variety Performance in London for a festive family night out.
Special Needs Cat Who Can't Walk Gets Chance to See the World with Rides in Clear Backpack
"I wanted to make her feel like she's included, and with the backpack, she can see everywhere, which is really great. Donlick runs the non-profit Avalo Cat Sanctuary in Aiken, South Carolina. cat backpack Credit: Courtesy Avalo Cat Sanctuary"I was trying to figure out how we could tour her around, and I went on Amazon and found this backpack, and it was just the neatest thing with breathing holes. cat backpack Credit: Courtesy Avalo Cat SanctuaryAccording to Donlick, Sarge enjoyed her backpack adventures so much that Donlick is already planning another outing for the cat. cat backpack Credit: Courtesy Avalo Cat Sanctuary
How Queen Elizabeth Is Coping with Heartbreak, Scandal and Transition: 'She Is Mentally Disciplined,' Says Source
The life and enduring legacy of the Queen, 95, as she enters her historic Platinum Jubilee year is covered in the next issue of PEOPLE RoyalsHow Queen Elizabeth Is Coping with Heartbreak, Scandal and Transition: 'She Is Mentally Disciplined,' Says SourceFor Queen Elizabeth, the 70th year of her record-breaking reign has been one of the most trying of her life. In April, she endured the loss of her beloved rock, Prince Philip, just short of his 100th birthday and with whom she enjoyed a 73-year marriage. Queen Elizabeth II attends the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd at The Senedd on October 14, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh pictured 1/6/2020 in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle ahead of his 99th birthday on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in January 2020.
Minute Maid Products Recalled in 8 States Due to Potential Presence of Metal Pieces
Minute Maid Berry Punch, Strawberry Lemonade, and Fruit Punch are affected by the recallTake a minute and check your fridge for Minute Maid products. The Coca Cola Company, Minute Maid's parent company, has issued a voluntary recall for Minute Maid Berry Punch, Strawberry Lemonade, and Fruit Punch, due to the potential presence of foreign objects — specifically, metal bolts or washers. Coca-Cola spokesperson Ann L. Moore told PEOPLE that the recall began in November in stores where it had been delivered, and has been "completed." "This product did not meet our high-quality standards due to the potential presence of foreign matter," Moore said. "We took this voluntary action because nothing is more important to us than providing safe, high-quality products to the people who drink our beverages."
Ben Affleck Says Robin Williams 'Made a Massive Impression' on Him: 'That's How You Do This'
"He did so much for us by believing in us and doing that movie," Ben Affleck said of Robin Williams starring in his and pal Matt Damon's 1997 film Good Will HuntingBen Affleck Says Robin Williams 'Made a Massive Impression' on Him: 'That's How You Do This'Ben Affleck is reflecting on what he learned from Robin Williams. Affleck, 49, worked with Williams on the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (with pal Matt Damon) and Williams won for Best Supporting Actor. We had just written this movie, and it was amazing that it got made, and then Robin Williams, who was probably the biggest star around at that time, was in the movie. That's what his comedy was rooted in, kind of a basic goodness and humanity," Affleck continued. It made a massive impression on me and I thought, 'Okay, that's how you do this.
Ky. Tornado Survivors Speak Out as Death Toll Hits 64: 'I Kept Praying, Please Let Me Get to My Kids'
In Kentucky, the 64 confirmed victims range in age from 5 months to 86 years, with six of those individuals younger than 18, according to Gov. Andy BeshearKy. Tornado Survivors Speak Out as Death Toll Hits 64: 'I Kept Praying, Please Let Me Get to My Kids'At least 64 people are believed to be dead and 105 are still missing in the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes in Kentucky, according to Gov. Eight are confirmed dead, while another eight are currently missing. Twenty others were trapped inside the Arkansas nursing home, where at least one person was confirmed dead and at least five were injured, CBS affiliate KIRO reported, citing the Craighead County Coroner. In Kentucky, Graves County Deputy Robert Daniel and District Judge Brian Crick were confirmed as two of the victims, according to CNN.
Vice President Kamala Harris Says Reports About Her Headphones and Shopping for a Pot Are 'Ridiculous'
The vice president, 57, traveled to Paris in November to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron following a rough patch in U.S. relations with the country. During the four-day trip, Harris highlighted and discussed important issues on behalf of the Biden administration. Meanwhile, the exit of high-profile aides — including senior advisor and chief spokesperson for the vice president, Symone Sanders — have complicated Harris' response to reports of alleged dysfunction inside her office. President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, after delivering remarks on the CDC’s updated guidance on mask wearing for vaccinated individuals Thursday, May 13, 2021, in the Rose Garden of the White House. "Quite frankly, the media around this takes away from how effective she is being as vice president," Lee said.
N.J. Mom Killed and Son Injured at Home After Man Allegedly Attacked Them, Made Incriminating Google Searches
A Pennsylvania man has been accused of murdering an 84-year-old woman and attacking her adult son, leaving him comatose. Her 53-year-old son, Bart, had been left bound and duct taped to his wheelchair with garbage over his face. Surveillance footage recorded hours after the attack show Kaspereen throwing something off of a bridge into the Delaware River. When dive teams searched the river they recovered a cell phone that contained the text messages Kaspereen had allegedly tried to delete from his own phone during police questioning. The text messages "contradicted his statement about his whereabouts, who he contacted and the timing of both," according to the court papers.
Rod Stewart Poses for Christmas Photo with Wife Penny Lancaster and Four of His Kids
The musician and father of eight recently decorated his Christmas tree with some of his childrenRod Stewart Poses for Christmas Photo with Wife Penny Lancaster and Four of His KidsRod Stewart is enjoying the holiday season with his wife Penny Lancaster and kids. On Sunday, Lancaster, 50, shared a photo after decorating their Christmas tree. "It's beginning to look a lot like the tree is done ??#festiveseason #family #decoration," Lancaster wrote on Instagram. penny lancaster and rod stewart Rod Stewart, his wife Penny Lancaster and his kids | Credit: Penny Lancaster/InstagramStewart's daughter, Ruby, 34, later commented under the post and joked about her brother, writing, "Love that Liam decided not to wear pants for this..."Alistair also shared the photo on his Instagram Story and paired it with Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." "I have to be several different fathers because of the different age groups of my kids," explained Stewart.
Whitney Port Says She 'Definitely' Wants Another Baby, Is Seeing Fertility Specialist Soon
Port revealed she and husband Rosenman suffered a pregnancy loss on Nov. 17, two weeks after announcing she was seven weeks pregnant with "likely another unhealthy pregnancy." Port has previously suffered two miscarriages and a chemical pregnancy. "It's normalized now to talk about these things, but I think that every person has a different following, a different perspective, a different voice, a different experience. Whitney Port Credit: Whitney Port/InstagramThe reality star says she and Rosenman eventually explained to Sonny what had happened with their baby without getting into too much detail. In her YouTube update shared on Nov. 17, Port and Rosenman said that at their latest visit the "doctor didn't hear a heartbeat."
After Deadly Warehouse Collapse in Tornado, Amazon Employees Don't Want Phone Ban to Come Back
EDWARDSVILLE, IL - DECEMBER 11: Safety personnel and first responders survey a damaged Amazon Distribution Center on December 11, 2021 in Edwardsville, Illinois. Amazon's blue-collar workers are speaking out about the company's phone policies after a tornado caused an Amazon warehouse building in Illinois to collapse on Friday, killing six people. Speaking with PEOPLE, an Amazon employee — who asked to remain anonymous to protect their employment — echoes the concerns. Following the deadly tornado, the Amazon staffer tells PEOPLE that workers are taking matters into their own hands. They're a business in business to make money, which they are very good at," the Amazon employee says.
Abandoned Dog Found Tied to Pole in 'Horrific Condition' Gets 'Nutcracker' Role and a Home
According to Angels of Assissi — an animal shelter in Roanoke, Virginia — someone abandoned Luna the dog in a local park tied to a pole. Animal control picked up the canine in late November and brought her to Angels of Assissi, where vets found the pup to be in "horrific condition." "We don't know how anyone could leave her, especially in this horrific condition, but we will do everything we can to help her heal. Dog found tied to pole makes Roanoke “Nutcracker” appearance Credit: Angels of Assisi"She is still on antibiotics to treat her Lyme disease and on a strict feeding regime to help her gain weight. After three days of special appearances in "The Nutcracker," Luna moved in with her foster family, who will provide the pup with a cozy, loving environment while she continues her treatment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Is Reportedly Planning to Run for Reelection in 2022
CNN reports on the uncertainty over whether the only woman to hold the Speaker’s gavel will remain in leadership after the 2022 midterm electionsRep. Nancy Pelosi plans to run for reelection in 2022. An election win in 2022 will precede an 18th full term for Pelosi, who was first elected House Speaker more than a decade ago. She held the position until Republicans claimed a majority in the House in 2012 and returned to the leadership role after the 2018 midterm elections. Pelosi was reelected Speaker this year despite five Democratic colleagues not voting for her. Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi | Credit: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty"We can keep saying our diversity is our power — but guess what?
Demi Moore's Glowy Bath Photo Garners Awe from Friends and Family: 'Oh My God, Skin!'
The 59-year-old actress showed off her barefaced complexion during a bathDemi Moore's Glowy Bath Photo Garners Awe from Friends and Family: 'Oh My God, Skin!' The 59-year-old actress showed off her barefaced skin as she relaxed while taking a bath over the weekend. As she took a few moments to zen out, Moore decided to snap a selfie to share on Instagram. Solitude and Wind Songs ?," Moore wrote as she smiled softly at the camera. "Oh my godddddddd skin skin skinnnn," wrote her daughter Scout Willis, 30.
Reese Witherspoon Steps Out with Her Family in L.A., Plus Ben and Jennifer, Lana Condor and More
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and actress Jennifer Lawrence arrive at the World Premiere of Netflix's 'Don't Look Up' held at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 5, 2021 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. World Premiere of Netflix's 'Don't Look Up', New York City, United States - 06 Dec 2021
Kristin Davis Says Negative Comments About Her 'Hair' and 'Face' in And Just Like That… Make Her 'Angry'
She added, "I feel angry and I don't want to feel angry all the time, so I don't look at it, I just know it's there." The actress pointed to social media as a driving force in such criticism, explaining, "That's the problem with social media, right, is that you don't know what those people are doing. 'Gray hair gray hair gray hair. Does she have gray hair?' "Like Davis, Parker also blamed social media for an uptick in criticisms, telling Vogue, "Everyone has something to say."
Chris Pratt Celebrates 'Beautiful' Wife Katherine Schwarzenegger's Birthday: 'We Fit So Perfectly'
Chris Pratt is celebrating his "wonderful" wife Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt for her 32nd birthday. "Happy Birthday Honey! Happy Birthday!" Meanwhile, her mom Maria Shriver wrote, "My dearest, @katherineschwarzenegger, happy, happy birthday sweetheart! catherine schwarzenegger and chris pratt Credit: Michael Buckner/Variety/ShutterstockLast month, Pratt shared a loving post dedicated to his wife, writing, "Guys.
Freida Pinto Says Her Postpartum Journey Is the 'Most Intense and Wild Ride' After Welcoming Son
The actress says she hopes to help "normalize conversations about the challenges and changes brought on during the postpartum period"Freida Pinto Says Her Postpartum Journey Is the 'Most Intense and Wild Ride' After Welcoming SonFreida Pinto is opening up about her difficult postpartum period since welcoming baby boy Rumi-Ray and hoping to normalize conversations surrounding the topic. In an open and honest Instagram post on Monday, the Slumdog Millionaire star, 37, spoke candidly about the challenges of her postpartum journey, sharing that it has been "one of the most intense and wild rides I have ever been on." ""It certainly doesn't mean you won't feel sad, lonely, frustrated and helpless at times. or that your nipples won't be sore and that for some of us our toes will curl everytime our little baby birds open up their sweet mouths to latch. As she continues her journey, Pinto says she hopes to join the effort to "normalize conversations about the challenges and changes brought on during the postpartum period."
Ben and Erin Napier Say the Secret to Their Success Is Simple: 'We Approach Everything as a Team'
"We just don't know any other way," Erin revealed on PEOPLE (the TV Show!). "I was 19 when we met and now I'm 36. Ben and Erin Napier Say the Secret to Their Success Is Simple: 'We Approach Everything as a Team'Ben Napier and Erin Napier say they have teamwork to thank for their lasting relationship. I mean, this is something we were talking about the other night, but we grew up together," Erin, 36, explained. erin-ben-napier-instagram Credit: Erin Napier InstagramThe Home Town stars share two daughters: Helen, 3, and Mae, 7 months.
Armie Hammer to Celebrate the Holidays with His Kids After Leaving Treatment Facility: Source
Armie Hammer to Celebrate the Holidays with His Kids After Leaving Treatment Facility: SourceArmie Hammer wants to focus on his role as a father after leaving a treatment facility following sexual assault and abuse allegations that were made against him earlier this year, a source tells PEOPLE. In a statement to PEOPLE on Monday, Hammer's lawyer says: "I can confirm that Mr. Hammer has left the treatment facility and is doing great." Armie Hammer Armie Hammer | Credit: Phillip Faraone/GettyHammer is currently facing rape allegations for a 2017 incident with his former partner, who came forward in March, accusing the actor of sexual assault. Mr. Hammer responded making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her." If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.
Machine Gun Kelly Says Meeting Megan Fox Was 'the Only Reason' He Made Midnight in the Switchgrass
"The only reason I took the movie was because they were like, 'Your scene is with Megan Fox,' " Machine Gun Kelly saidMachine Gun Kelly Says Meeting Megan Fox Was 'the Only Reason' He Made Midnight in the SwitchgrassMachine Gun Kelly had his eyes set on Megan Fox even before they started dating. Kelly, 31, appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show on Friday, where he told host Drew Barrymore that Fox, 35, was "the only reason" he signed onto their film Midnight in the Switchgrass. Kelly explained, "Then, all of a sudden, someone came over and was like, 'Megan wants to know if you want to have lunch in her trailer.' "When he entered Fox's trailer, Kelly and his now-girlfriend skipped the small talk and got serious right away. Megan Fox, Machine gun Kelly Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly in September 2021 | Credit: Kevin Mazur/gettyKelly and Fox first met on the Midnight in the Switchgrass set in March 2020 and began dating in May 2020.
Khloé Kardashian Shares Sweet Snap with Daughter True amid Tristan Thompson Drama: 'My Little Love'
Khloé Kardashian is enjoying quality time with her little girl. On Sunday, the Good American co-founder, 37, shared a sweet photo to Instagram of her snuggling up to her 3-year-old daughter True as the pair attended a Sing 2 screening party at Kim Kardashian West's house. Khloé, who shares her daughter with ex Tristan Thompson, also shared snaps from the themed event on her Instagram Story, including an adorable photo of True singing karaoke on stage at the party. Khloe Kardashian Instagram Khloe Kardashian InstagramLeft: Credit: Khloe Kardashian Instagram Right: Credit: Khloe Kardashian InstagramKhloé and her daughter's outing comes just days after news of Thompson's alleged infidelity. tirstan thompson and khloe kardashian Credit: Jerritt Clark/Getty ; Vivien Killilea/GettyAnother source recently said that Khloé is "moving on" from Tristan amid the drama.
Million Dollar Listing's Tyler Whitman Reflects on Losing 200 Lbs.
Back in December 2015, the Million Dollar Listing: New York star was dancing at a Phish concert when he "began to feel faint and nearly passed out." tyler whitman Tyler Whitman | Credit: tyler whitman/ instagramBut that moment at the Phish show convinced Whitman he needed to make a change, and after years of trying every diet imaginable, he opted for gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. "Whitman started relying on drinking to calm himself down, and said that "there was a period of time I was drinking all day." Weight LossWhitman said that quitting drinking has been easy, but he still deals with food cravings that he has to manage to maintain his weight loss. Whitman emphasized that weight loss is not a one-and-done process — it takes constant work.
Sherri Shepherd Misses Wendy Williams Show Guest-Hosting Gig After Undergoing Emergency Surgery
"Ms. Shepherd is doing fine and resting," a rep for the star said in a statementSherri Shepherd had to miss her Monday guest-hosting gig on The Wendy Williams Show after undergoing emergency appendicitis surgery on Sunday night. "Due to appendicitis, Sherri Shepherd underwent an emergency surgery yesterday," a rep for Shepherd said in a statement shared with PEOPLE. "She's fine, she is fine, she had to go to the hospital last night for some emergency surgery," he said. Shepherd has previously guest-hosted episodes of The Wendy Williams Show and is scheduled to be a guest host again in late January, as original host Wendy Williams remains absent due to ongoing health struggles. Wendy Williams Wendy Williams | Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagicSeason 13 of the show kicked off on Oct. 18 without Williams, 57, and the premiere, originally set for Sept. 20, was first pushed to Oct. 4 after Williams tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19 amid other health concerns.
McDonald's Is Giving Out Free Big Macs Every Day Until Christmas Eve, Thanks to Mariah Carey
McDonald's Is Giving Out Free Big Macs Every Day Until Christmas Eve, Thanks to Mariah CareyMcDonald's customers owe a big thank you to Mariah Carey. On Monday, the Grammy-winning singer gave fans of the Golden Arches a real treat: free Big Macs, from now until Christmas Eve, for anyone who spends $1 minimum purchase (excluding tax) on the restaurant's app. It all happened on Twitter, when McDonald's official account tweeted, "If @MariahCarey retweets this everyone gets a free Big Mac." This is all on top of McDonald's Mariah Menu, which also launched on Monday. McDonald's first revealed the Mariah Menu back in November.
Japan's Former Princess Mako Steps Out with Husband After Giving up Her Titles and Moving to N.Y.C.
Princess Mako gave up her royal titles to marry Kei Komuro, a commoner who is working at a New York law firmJapan's Former Princess Mako Steps Out with Husband After Giving up Her Titles and Moving to N.Y.C. Japan's former Princess Mako and her husband Kei Komuro are exploring their new home. Princess Mako Kei Komuro and Princess Mako | Credit: SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI/AFP via Getty ImagesPrincess Mako and Komuro, both 30, arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on November 15, just weeks after their wedding. Mako Komuro, Kei Komuro Former Princess Mako and Kei Komuro | Credit: PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty ImagesThey tied the knot on October 26 without the fanfare that usually accompanies a royal wedding. princess Mako, Kei Komuro Princess Mako and Kei Komuro | Credit: STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty"I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused and I am grateful for those ... who have continued to support me," she said, according to the BBC.
Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth on Josh Duggar Conviction: 'We Agree' with Guilty Verdict
Josh Duggar faces up to 20 years in prison after being found guilty on the charges of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse materialJoy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth is speaking out after brother Josh Duggar was convicted of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material. Joy-Anna and husband Austin Forsyth released a joint statement Sunday night, about four days after Josh was found guilty at the end of his eight-day trial. "We agree with the judicial system's verdict and we are thankful for the men and women who work tirelessly to protect children and help prevent child sexual abuse material," it continued. Joy-Anna Forsyth, Josh Duggar Joy-Anna Forsyth, Josh Duggar | Credit: Joy Forsyth/Instagram; Patsy Lynch/ShutterstockJosh, 33, was first arrested in April and pleaded not guilty to the charges of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material. Our hearts and prayers are with anyone who has ever been harmed through CSAM [Child Sexual Abuse Material]," they wrote.
Kate Middleton and Prince William's Christmas Card Easter Eggs Explained!
And Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2021 family Christmas card is no different. Their closeness was further on display in this year's Christmas card. The Perfect ColorWhile Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, are matching in blue, William, Kate and Prince George, 8, sport olive green (a color they've worn in previous Christmas card photos). Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Royal Christmas cards 2020 The Cambridge family's 2020 Christmas card | Credit: Matt Porteous / The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via Getty3. Kate Middleton, Prince William, family Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George | Credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/GettyGet the premiere issue of PEOPLE Royals for glamorous new photos and inside stories royals fans haven't seen or read elsewhere!
Md. Man Admits to Murdering Ex-Girlfriend on Facebook Livestream Before Killing Ex-Wife and Self
Man Admits to Murdering Ex-Girlfriend on Facebook Livestream Before Killing Ex-Wife and SelfThe footage is haunting: Staring vacantly into the camera lens of his smartphone, the man confesses to murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend. "Oh, there's my ex-wife right now," he says, turning the camera towards her as he starts charging for the door. In the video, Black claims he was accused of molesting his children amid a three-year custody battle. Authorities say Black shot his 42-year-old ex-wife to death before ending his own life. Speaking to reporters over the weekend, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison called Labang's murder a "terrible, terrible tragedy."
Armie Hammer Checks Out of Rehab After Sexual Abuse Scandal
Armie Hammer has checked out of the rehabilitation facility he entered in May after he was accused of abuse and rape by multiple women. The controversy surrounding Hammer began in January when alleged text messages between him and several women surfaced online. “These assertions about Mr. Hammer are patently untrue. “With the truth on his side, Mr. Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight,” the attorney told Us in March. “From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with Ms. Angelova — and every other sexual partner of his for that matter — have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.”
This 2-Piece Knit Set Is Probably the Chicest Comfy Outfit We’ve Ever Owned
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RHOBH Production Shuts Down as Erika Girardi, Garcelle Beauvais and Lisa Rinna Test Positive for COVID
PEOPLE has learned that Garcelle Beauvais, Erika Girardi and Lisa Rinna recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Production is taking every precaution to keep people safe," a source tells PEOPLE. They're fine and will be fine because of it," a source close to production tells PEOPLE. Reps for Bravo, Girardi and Rinna did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment. Costars Beauvais, Richards, Rinna and Girardi were spotted supporting Kemsley days after the incident.
Kim Kardashian Decorates for Christmas, Hangs Stocking for Kanye
Kim Kardashian showed off how she decked out her home for the holidays — and revealed a festive nod to her estranged husband, Kanye West. However, fans were more interested in the stocking dedicated to West, 44, that was hung on the mantel. “She is Kim Kardashian,” a source told Us exclusively on Friday about the choice to remove West’s moniker from hers. “More specifically, Kimberly.”West isn’t the only member of the family who got a surprise stocking. In a separate TikTok video on Sunday, North introduced her followers to her two lizards, Cheese and Bean, who also got their own seasonal socks.
Kim Kardashian Reveals Kids' Special Morning Routine During Holidays
Kim Kardashian started the most elaborate holiday tradition for her kids. The musician has previously collaborated with Kanye West, arranging several of the tracks on the Sunday Service Choir’s 2019 album, Jesus Is Born. “I’m live!” the little one exclaimed, to which Kardashian replied, “No, stop. Kardashian recently submitted paperwork to restore her maiden name, asking the court on Friday, December 10, to grant her legal single status. “The family is happy for Kim and they really have taken a liking to Pete,” a second insider told Us.
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Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth Beam With Kids at 'Sing 2’ Premiere
Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth made a rare public appearance at the Sing 2 premiere, recreating a family moment on the red carpet at a screening of the OG film. The 45-year-old actress posed for snaps with Toth, 51, and her three kids on Sunday, December 12, in Los Angeles via Instagram. !”Witherspoon, who reprised her voice role as Rosita in the Sing sequel, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about her kids on Sunday’s carpet. Witherspoon then called in Ava to help her answer the question about musicians her kids have introduced her to. … He is really proud of who they’ve become.”The source added that Phillippe and Toth, whom Witherspoon married in 2011, “fill different roles in [Ava and Deacon’s] lives.”
Jen Shah Legal Drama: What We Know About 'RHOSLC' Role, Arrest
Jen Shah was indicted for her alleged role in a long-running telemarketing scheme while filming season 2 of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City — and all eyes are on the Bravo star as she faces up to 50 years in prison. Bravo viewers met Shah during season 1 of RHOSLC, which filmed in 2019 and aired in 2020. She quickly became a polarizing character on the franchise, with fans questioning her job and need for several assistants. “In actual reality and as alleged, the so-called business opportunities pushed on the victims by Shah, Smith, and their co-conspirators were just fraudulent schemes, motivated by greed, to steal victims’ money. Scroll through for a breakdown of the charges and everything we know about Shah’s legal drama:This is an ongoing article that was originally published in March 2021 and last updated on Monday, December 13.
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How Duchess Kate’s Mom Carole Middleton Decorates With Grandkids
Duchess Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, revealed which of her go-to traditions she’s bringing back for her grandchildren this season. “One for the children to decorate and one which I do myself.”The England native is grandmother to Kate, 39, and Prince William’s three children: Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3. Carole and husband, Michael Middleton, are also the grandparents of daughter Pippa Middleton’s two little ones, Arthur, 3, and Grace, 9 months, whom she shares with husband James Matthews. “The Cambridges are spending Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly on Friday. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, opted to celebrate Christmas “quietly” at Windsor Castle, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said in December 2020.
Why Sherri Shepherd Was Replaced as 'Wendy Williams Show' Host
Sherri Shepherd was set to take over as a guest host on The Wendy Williams Show this week, but viewers won’t see her on screen for the time being. “Due to appendicitis, Sherri Shepherd underwent an emergency surgery yesterday. The procedure was successful and Ms. Shepherd is doing fine and resting,” the statement read. “She is absolutely devastated that she will not be able to guest host The Wendy Williams Show today, but she is following doctors orders and expected to make a full recovery. Thank you all for understanding and respecting her privacy.”Michael Rapaport filled in for the Emmy winner, who was set to cover for Wendy Williams after season 13 of her talk show was originally delayed.
'Succession' Season 3 Finale Called the Show's Red Wedding
The Succession season 3 finale didn’t end with a death as many fans anticipated, but it certainly did not go well for the Roy siblings — and it reminded some viewers of another famous shocker in HBO history. “#Succession finale was just missing the Rains of Castamere to complete the red wedding vibes,” wrote one Twitter user, referencing the song that played as Robb Stark (Richard Madden) and more were killed during GoT season 3. “Red Wedding level massacre,” tweeted another impressed fan. “Logan’s playing chess and his kids are playing Monopoly.”Plenty of TV critics agreed with the comparison as well, with Newsweek, Vulture and Forbes all publishing recaps of the episode that referenced the Red Wedding. After the episode aired, Vulture revealed that even the actors weren’t initially sure which scene would be used for the finale.
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Sexy Fish Miami Opening, Includes Mary J. Blige Performance
Sexy Fish Miami, a high-end Asian-fusion seafood restaurant that originated in London, debuted with an exclusive grand opening party on Saturday, December 11. The Sexy Fish in London is known for its ambiance and aesthetic, and Sexy Fish Miami did not disappoint. Richard Caring, the owner of Sexy Fish, is a British businessman and restaurateur who owns several restaurants in London with prestigious reputations, among them also owning the established private members’ club, Annabel’s. Caring was joined by his wife Patricia, along with some other guests including Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, director Michael Bay, and DJ Sub Zero. This sneak-peak event is only the beginning for Sexy Fish Miami, and we can’t wait to see what else is in store.
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Reese Witherspoon and Daughter Ava Philippe Look Like Twins: Pics
It’s an indisputable fact that Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe are almost identical. And as it turns out, Witherspoon is a huge fan of having a doppelgänger that doubles as her daughter. “Whenever Ava is frustrated, I go, ‘Call Zoe, text Zoe, she knows what to talk about.’ I mean, that’s another mother-daughter combo that’s like identical twins,” Witherspoon added. The Morning Show star took to Instagram in December 2019 to share a selfie of the duo in nearly identical hair, makeup and outfits. To see pictures of Witherspoon and Phillippe from this red carpet and a whole lot more of their twinning moments, keep scrolling.
‘Succession’ Family Tree: A Guide to the Roy Family
Succession may have been inspired by a real-life media empire, but there’s more drama packed into this HBO series than could ever appear on reality TV. “They behave badly and they’re tough people,” Armstrong told Collider of his main characters in 2018. In July 2020, the show was nominated for 18 Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. “We’re a very happy family,” Cox said on the Late Late Show in August 2020. Scroll down to learn more about the dysfunctional Roy family tree.
Golden Globes 2022 Nominations: See the Complete List
While Power of the Dog and Belfast led the film noms, Succession and The Morning Show earned the most nods on the TV side. “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” NBC said in a statement in May. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. West Side StoryBest Actor in a Musical or ComedyLeonardo DiCaprio – Don’t Look UpPeter Dinklage – CyranoAndrew Garfield – Tick, Tick … Boom!
Are the Golden Globes 2022 on TV? Everything We Know
The 79th annual Golden Globes are set for Sunday, January 9, but it’s still unknown what exactly that will look like. We changed our rules and bylaws, added a new code of conduct, and restructured our governance. We also have 21 new members, the largest and most diverse in our 79-year-old history. So, I’m actually very surprised that as many people have showed up today in person. Scroll down for everything to know about the 2022 Golden Globe Awards:
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ Relationship Timeline
These days, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are royalty as far as Hollywood couples go, but the Detective Pikachu star and the Age of Adaline actress were once just two friends out on a double date — with other people! As Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly’s SiriusXM show in February 2016: “We went on a double date. “I think the best way to have a relationship is to start as friends.”It’s certainly worked out for the duo. I gotta say,” Reynolds told EW in his 2016 interview, after the pair’s second child was born. “It’s amazing.”As for the Shallows star, she told Vogue in August 2014: “Everything we do in life, we do together.
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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Everything to Know About the Marvel Movie
Spider-Man: No Way Home promises to give us more of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker — and maybe a few other Spider-Men. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is heading full speed ahead into the Spider-Verse, which, based on the film’s teaser trailer, is full of early 2000s nostalgia. That includes Doc Ock, played by Alfred Molina, who originated the role of the scientist turned villain in 2004’s Spider-Man 2 starring Tobey Maguire. “We were all treating [No Way Home] as the end of a franchise, let’s say,” he noted. But we were definitely treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it.”Keep scrolling to learn everything you need to know about Spider-Man: No Way Home:
This Is Us’ Sixth and Final Season: Everything We Know
For years, fans of This Is Us have been put on an emotional roller-coaster — and the last season will be no different. In May 2021, NBC announced that the Emmy-winning series will wrap after its sixth season. “Whoever casually first said ‘All good things must come to an end’ never had to end their favorite thing,” he said at the time. “While sad to have just 1 season left, also grateful to NBC for letting us end the show how, and when, we always intended. We’ll work hard to stick the landing.”Scroll through the gallery below for everything to know about the final season:
Kim Kardashian Will Invite Kanye West to Christmas After Split
Kim Kardashian won’t be freezing out estranged husband Kanye West this Christmas. “Kim worked for so long to make her and Kanye’s marriage work and it didn’t,” the insider says. Kim has already moved on.”One day before taking the next step in her divorce proceedings, Kardashian was name-dropped during one of the Yeezy designer’s concerts. So when I’m out [of] the house, I’ve got a house right next to the house. … Well, [they] probably [were] talked into it by getting a call from Kanye,” she joked on Tuesday, December 7.
Chris Noth and Wife Tara Wilson’s Relationship Timeline
The Law & Order alum has been married to Tara Wilson since 2012, but the pair met more than 10 years before. Despite their 27-year age difference, they hit it off rather early — and went to great lengths to keep their relationship private. But it’s true, I do get offers to play these power-broker types,” he shared with The Guardian at the time. We have costumes and children’s yoga,” the Good Wife alum shared of Once Upon a Teacup, located in Windsor, Ontario. He still loves poop jokes,” he told Australia’s WHO magazine in 2016 of his then-8-year-old son, four years before welcoming baby No.
‘Succession’ Season 4: Everything to Know So Far
Fans were left on the edge of their seats after season 3 of Succession wrapped up with a familiar face shaking things up for the Roy siblings and their future at Waystar Royco. This revelation came after Shiv and her brothers Kendall Roy (played by Jeremy Strong) and Roman Roy (played by Kieran Culkin) failed to stop Logan from selling the family company, Waystar Royco. Following the bombshell conclusion, some viewers are already speculating there may be more surprises in store for the new season — including a potential Shiv pregnancy. “So it’s just how they get up to that endgame, whether it takes one series or two series. The way I approach the show is to test those hypothesis against reality and where they are, without making too early firm decisions.”Scroll down for everything to know about season 4 of Succession:
Delilah Hamlin Seemingly Shades Lisa Rinna, Harry Over 'Trauma'
Delilah Belle Hamlin is raising eyebrows for a since-deleted video about her parents, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin. Most recently, Delilah revealed she was hospitalized earlier this year after becoming dependent on Xanax. “In the beginning of the year, I want to say February and March, is when I got my COVID-19 vaccine. I’m feeling hopeless … since the last treatment center didn’t work out.”Rinna and Harry’s eldest daughter previously sought treatment for depression and anxiety in 2018. I’m struggling mentally.”If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Inside Mariah Carey's Approach to Parenting Her Kids With Nick Cannon
When it comes to raising her children, “cool mom” Mariah Carey got honest about how the reality of parenting differs from her expectations. I’m a cool mom.’ There are no rules in this house,” Carey, 52, exclusively told Us Weekly while promoting her Mariah Menu at McDonald’s. “So, we do breakfast and the kids open their presents and whoever wants to open their presents can do it. “I was so excited to tell my kids because, you know, they love it. But she also does love McDonald’s and she does love her cheeseburger with extra pickles.
Inside ‘Bachelor’ Alum Ashley Iaconetti’s Baby Shower: Pics
Ashley Iaconetti celebrated her baby boy with a fun-filled baby shower ahead of his arrival. The Bachelor alum, 33, enjoyed a day with her friends, including fellow Bachelor in Paradise star Carly Waddell, in honor of her first pregnancy on Sunday, December 12. The fun presents included a Jonas Brothers onesie from Waddell, 36, and a navy long-sleeve onesie with “Future Bachelor” written on it. The “Almost Famous” podcast cohost married Haibon, 33, in August 2019, four years after they first met on season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise. Scroll down to see how Ashley celebrated at her baby shower:
Kim Kardashian Responds to Blackfishing Criticism: Details
Kim Kardashian has been called out for appropriating Black hairstyles over the years. Still, she admits that she’s “learned and grown” over the years in an effort to “communicate” with her kids about their respective backgrounds. Kardashian has faced criticism about her braided hairstyles on multiple occasions, including the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards and a photo shoot shared via Instagram in 2020. In response to the backlash, Kardashian issued and apology and eventually changed the name of her company. “When I announced the name of my shape wear brand, I did so with the best intentions in mind.
Kim Kardashian Cut Tristan Thompson Joke From 'SNL' Monologue
Kim Kardashian didn’t hold much back while hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time — but there was one particular joke that stayed on the cutting room floor. “Everyone in the family was just like, ‘You can do whatever you want,'” Kardashian told the outlet in the Monday, December 13, interview. Although I had a really funny joke about Tristan [Thompson] and Khloé [Kardashian] that I took out – I could’ve maybe gone further. That was super cool.”The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum added: “I think people might not get that we’re absolutely in on the joke. “So how we — because [it’s] no joke to me, my kids want their parents to stay together.
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David Beckham Shows Love for Victoria With Spice Girls Sweater
David Beckham has a lot of love for Posh Spice — and her Christmas merch. “Yep I’m a fan @victoriabeckham,” the soccer star captioned an Instagram photo in which he rocked a “Spice World” ugly Christmas sweater from the official Spice Girls merch store. The sweet show of support for wife Victoria Beckham wasn’t lost on fans, as many took to the comments section to applaud him for his haute holiday wear. !” The official Spice Girls Instagram account even reshared the photo on their Instagram Stories with the caption, “Once a Spice Boy always a Spice Boy.”Now, if you want to twin with David, we have some good news. You can scoop up this Spice World sweater for $70.
Blake Lively Honors Ryan Reynolds, Chris Noth's Peloton Ad
Blake Lively brought cupcakes to husband Ryan Reynolds on set, and she included some references to both Gossip Girl and Sex and the City. “Luckily my husband can revive anything.”She also reposted the photo of the box to point out her “Serena Bradshaw” signature. Bradshaw, however, is a reference to SATC — which is the entire reason Reynolds, 45, was making a commercial. On Sunday, December 12, Reynolds’ company released a Peloton ad starring both Noth, 67, and Peloton instructor Jess King (who made a cameo as the fictional Allegra in And Just Like That). I love taking them to school in the morning.
U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security
Added: 18.06.2020 19:20 | 17 views | 0 commentsTop officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.
Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital
Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 17 views | 0 commentsHundreds of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus crisis but have been unable to get their unemployment insurance checks converged at the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort early Wednesday to seek in-person help.
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 17 views | 0 commentsJean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92.
‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ Season 2: Everything We Know
The Sex Lives of College Girls is returning for season 2. Pauline Chalamet, Reneé Rapp, Amrit Kaur and Alyah Chanelle Scott star in the HBO Max series, playing college roommates Kimberly, Leighton, Bela and Whitney, respectively. The Sex Lives of College Girls, which premiered its 10-episode season 1 in November 2021, was co-created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble. “By putting those characters through the ringer like that, it helped us have them depend on each other a little bit more. “We are delighted that this comic, honest portrayal of the college condition has resonated for everyone, whether they had sex in college or not.
These 5 stocks are driving the market
Added: 13.12.2021 13:07 | 26 views | 0 commentsDespite anxiety about inflation and the Omicron variant, the stock market is on track for another banner year. That's in large part thanks to stellar gains from just a handful of stocks.
Biden and Manchin spoke last week as President tries to secure senator's vote
Added: 13.12.2021 13:04 | 30 views | 0 commentsPresident Joe Biden spoke with Sen. Joe Manchin late last week, according to a source familiar with the conversation, as the President works to secure the West Virginia Democrat's vote for his expansive economic and climate bill he wants passed by the end of the year.
Report: Businesses to lose collective 3.1 million days of operation from flooding in 2022
Report: Businesses to lose collective 3.1 million days of operation from flooding in 2022Added: 13.12.2021 11:42 | 37 views | 0 commentsAs climate change increases sea level, fuels more extreme rainfall and supercharges hurricanes, American businesses are set to collectively lose millions of days of operation in coming years due to flood-related damages, according to a new report.
Harris to announce new private sector investments in Central America
Added: 13.12.2021 11:13 | 34 views | 0 commentsVice President Kamala Harris on Monday will announce a new slate of commitments from the private sector to invest in the Northern Triangle, senior White House officials say, marking the administration's latest attempt to address the root causes of migration from the region by promoting economic opportunity.
U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court
Added: 18.06.2020 20:07 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.
Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president
Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be presidentAdded: 18.06.2020 19:47 | 5 views | 0 commentsFormer top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.
Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
Added: 18.06.2020 19:47 | 19 views | 0 commentsU.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.
Juneteenth, reparations and African-American history with Keisha N. Blain
Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 17 views | 0 commentsAhead of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the abolition of slavery in the United States, Lauren Young and Arlene Washington of Reuters spoke with Keisha N. Blain, an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and president of the African American Intellectual History Society, as part of our #AskReuters Twitter chat series.
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year? Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 16 views | 0 commentsJuneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
Added: 18.06.2020 19:30 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.
What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling? Added: 18.06.2020 19:29 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
Bill Gates won't join the space race. He wants to eradicate malaria and tuberculosis instead
Added: 13.12.2021 16:10 | 28 views | 0 commentsSome of the world's richest men are squaring off in what's become a rivalry for the ages -- the space race. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, the two richest men on the planet and the CEOs of SpaceX and Blue Origin, respectively, have grand designs on the cosmos. They predict a universe where the internet is accessible from anywhere, humans are an interplanetary species, and rotating space stations host permanent residents.
Supreme Court ruling on Texas law was the result of decades of pressure from anti-abortion groups
Supreme Court ruling on Texas law was the result of decades of pressure from anti-abortion groupsAdded: 13.12.2021 15:43 | 27 views | 0 commentsThe anti-abortion movement has won its biggest returns yet on its decades-long investment on reshaping the courts, with a Supreme Court order that allowed the country's second most populous state to cut off almost all access to the procedure.
The cheapest stuff is finally available online
The cheapest stuff is finally available onlineAdded: 13.12.2021 15:35 | 27 views | 0 commentsSource: www.indieonthemove.comMany of America's leading discount chains have sat out the online shopping boom. Not anymore. More in www.cnn.com »
Michigan shooting suspect to appear in court
Added: 13.12.2021 14:57 | 31 views | 0 commentsEthan Crumbley, the teen suspect charged in connection with a deadly shooting at a Michigan high school last month, is expected to appear at a probable cause hearing Monday afternoon.
California to propose reforms to rooftop solar policy
Added: 13.12.2021 13:52 | 29 views | 0 commentsCalifornia is expected to propose changes this week to a state policy that allows owners of private homes with solar panels to sell their excess energy into the electric grid at or near the retail rate.
Apple is about to become the world's first $3 trillion company
Added: 13.12.2021 13:50 | 30 views | 0 commentsApple is on the verge of yet another major milestone. The iPhone maker is close to topping a market value of more than $3 trillion — the first publicly traded company ever to be worth that much.
Harris announces private-sector investments as she seeks to address migration from Central America
Harris announces private-sector investments as she seeks to address migration from Central AmericaAdded: 13.12.2021 12:47 | 32 views | 0 commentsThe vice president has been tasked with tackling the “root causes” driving migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to come to the United States.
Manchin cites a blind trust to justify climate votes. But much income from his family’s coal company isn’t covered.
Manchin cites a blind trust to justify climate votes. But much income from his family’s coal company isn’t covered. Added: 13.12.2021 11:00 | 36 views | 0 commentsContrary to his public statements, documents filed show that the senator's blind trust is much too small to account for all his reported earnings from the coal company.
USC student struck and killed by suspected street racer
Added: 13.12.2021 20:31 | 14 views | 0 commentsA University of Southern California student was struck and killed over the weekend by a driver believed to be taking part in a street race, police said Monday.
ME testifies Daunte Wright died from single gunshot wound to the chest
ME testifies Daunte Wright died from single gunshot wound to the chestAdded: 13.12.2021 19:20 | 12 views | 0 commentsFormer Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer Kim Potter killed Daunte Wright by firing a single bullet to his chest, a county medical examiner testified Monday at her criminal trial.
These companies dominated 2021
These companies dominated 2021Added: 13.12.2021 18:50 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: markets.financialcontent.comOil prices began 2021 just under $50 a barrel. They are now trading just north of $70 and in October reached $85 -— a seven-year high. So it should come as no surprise that energy stocks are among the market's biggest winners this year. More in www.cnn.com » Stocks Tags: Oil
GOP leaders seek to fend off Trump endorsement as far-right Republican eyes Illinois primary bid
Added: 13.12.2021 18:04 | 20 views | 0 commentsDonald Trump's closest Hill allies are privately lobbying the former President to get involved in a Republican-on-Republican matchup in Illinois, a potentially messy scenario that has sparked internal strife in the party and prompted GOP leaders to launch a counter-campaign aimed at keeping Trump on the sidelines.
Bond for Alex Murdaugh set at $7 million
Added: 13.12.2021 17:16 | 22 views | 0 commentsBond for Alex Murdaugh, the disgraced South Carolina attorney accused of financial wrongdoing and of setting up a suicidal insurance fraud scheme, was set at $7 million in a virtual bond hearing on Monday with Judge Alison Lee.
Disgraced lawyer Alex Murdaugh speaks out in court as bond set at $7M
Disgraced lawyer Alex Murdaugh speaks out in court as bond set at $7MAdded: 13.12.2021 20:17 | 20 views | 0 commentsSpeaking publicly for the first time in months, the prominent South Carolina attorney accused of a slew of mostly financial crimes blamed some of his problems on a 20-year-long opiate addiction.
Carl Nassib designed rainbow cleats to support the LGBTQ community
Carl Nassib designed rainbow cleats to support the LGBTQ communityAdded: 13.12.2021 18:18 | 8 views | 0 commentsLas Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, who became the first openly gay active NFL player in June, helped design custom, rainbow cleats to raise awareness
Here’s how rare that massive tornado in Kentucky actually was
Here’s how rare that massive tornado in Kentucky actually wasAdded: 13.12.2021 18:32 | 19 views | 0 commentsOne event can't prove that climate change is wreaking damage, but can strongly reinforce that idea.
House Jan. 6 committee poised to vote on holding Meadows in contempt for defying subpoena
House Jan. 6 committee poised to vote on holding Meadows in contempt for defying subpoenaAdded: 13.12.2021 15:58 | 28 views | 0 commentsIn a 51-page report, the committee detailed how the former White House chief of staff said the National Guard had been called to protect “pro Trump people” on Jan. 6.
Biden to sign executive order to improve ‘customer’ experience when accessing government services
Biden to sign executive order to improve ‘customer’ experience when accessing government servicesAdded: 13.12.2021 13:08 | 35 views | 0 commentsThe move to improve services such as claiming retirement benefits builds on the president’s theme of showing that government can work.
Meadows’s email on military protecting ‘pro Trump people’ on Jan. 6 rekindles prior testimony
Meadows’s email on military protecting ‘pro Trump people’ on Jan. 6 rekindles prior testimonyAdded: 13.12.2021 15:39 | 28 views | 0 commentsThe testimony came from then-acting defense secretary Christopher Miller.
Democrats’ plan to cap insulin prices faces GOP threat, skeptical advocates
Added: 13.12.2021 13:00 | 36 views | 0 commentsTouted by President Biden, a proposed $35 monthly limit on insulin co-pays could fall during a Senate review.
Tony's sorry for missing advent chocolate stunt
Tony's sorry for missing advent chocolate stuntAdded: 13.12.2021 10:49 | 40 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wemadethis.co.ukTony's Chocolonely apologises for leaving an advent calendar window empty to highlight inequality. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
TV: Sony investment in Bad Wolf brings ambitions of growth
TV: Sony investment in Bad Wolf brings ambitions of growthAdded: 13.12.2021 10:17 | 42 views | 0 commentsBad Wolf makes His Dark Materials and will co-produce Doctor Who from 2023.
Nature's unsung hero, the humble fungus, could be the key to solving climate change
Nature's unsung hero, the humble fungus, could be the key to solving climate changeAdded: 13.12.2021 21:18 | 11 views | 0 commentsVast networks of microscopic, underground fungi serve a crucial role in Earth’s ecosystems — and there’s a lot we don’t know about them.
Nicki Minaj backs Texas councilman who gave her a birthday shoutout
Added: 13.12.2021 21:18 | 3 views | 0 commentsThe queen of rap, Nicki Minaj, is throwing her weight behind the first openly gay Black man elected to office in the state of Texas.
The Golden Globe nominations are out. Does anybody in Hollywood care?
The Golden Globe nominations are out. Does anybody in Hollywood care? Added: 13.12.2021 21:18 | 4 views | 0 commentsThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association recognized "Belfast," "West Side Story" and other films. But much of the film industry is still boycotting the ceremony.
Retailers are already gearing up for a huge returns season
Added: 13.12.2021 21:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe holiday season is still in full swing, but retailers are already preparing for an influx of returns at the end of the month — and it's expected to be
No U.S. troops will be punished for mistaken Afghan drone strike, officials say
No U.S. troops will be punished for mistaken Afghan drone strike, officials sayAdded: 13.12.2021 21:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsNo U.S. military personnel will be reprimanded for the August drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children, two defense officials said Monday.
Like World War I: Ukrainian troops wait in trenches as Russian forces amass at border
Like World War I: Ukrainian troops wait in trenches as Russian forces amass at borderAdded: 13.12.2021 21:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsOn Ukraine's eastern border, freeezing troops dug into trenches are waiting nervously as Russia's forces amass on the border.
The grandparents roll their eyes, but here's what makes the best gift for our children
The grandparents roll their eyes, but here's what makes the best gift for our childrenAdded: 13.12.2021 20:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsThis holiday season we have an opportunity to extend our time together beyond watching someone’s face as they tear the wrapping off their booty.
Travis Scott's Cacti spiked seltzer discontinued after Astroworld disaster
Travis Scott's Cacti spiked seltzer discontinued after Astroworld disasterAdded: 13.12.2021 20:17 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: daquan.tvTravis Scott’s spiked seltzer Cacti has been discontinued in the wake of last month's deadly Astroworld festival disaster. More in www.nbcnews.com »
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot - and the end result is terrifyingAdded: 14.01.2018 16:25 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life child
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life childAdded: 14.01.2018 10:25 | 13 views | 0 commentsProfessors from Purdue University designed the frightening tot to study how infants are exposed to bacteria as they crawl across the ground
Post Office scandal: Government to foot bill for postmasters' compensation
Added: 13.12.2021 19:50 | 20 views | 0 commentsThe Department for Business said that the impact on postmasters' lives "cannot be overstated".
Bank of England: UK resilient but Covid fears remain
Added: 13.12.2021 17:46 | 26 views | 0 commentsThe Bank of England's latest stability report says new variants could still have a big economic impact.
NatWest fined £265m over money-laundering failures
Added: 13.12.2021 16:44 | 27 views | 0 commentsThe state-backed bank had pleaded guilty to failing to prevent money-laundering of nearly £400m.
Turkish lira slumps further to new record low
Added: 13.12.2021 14:17 | 34 views | 0 commentsThe currency is now worth about half its value at the beginning of the year.
Working from home: 'We get more done in the office'
Working from home: 'We get more done in the office'Added: 13.12.2021 13:03 | 34 views | 0 commentsSome employers are not happy about new work-from-home guidance that came into force on Monday.
Covid: We're more productive when we're in the office, says City boss
Covid: We're more productive when we're in the office, says City bossAdded: 13.12.2021 11:55 | 37 views | 0 commentsSome employers are not happy about new work from home guidance which came into force on Monday.
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour Bridge
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour BridgeAdded: 16.01.2018 3:52 | 15 views | 0 commentsA police officer is heard stifling a laugh as he drives along behind the marsupial in footage filmed from a pursuing patrol car
Mystery of 'extremely loud explosion' which stunned Merseyside residents
Added: 16.01.2018 2:04 | 15 views | 0 commentsLoud bangs were heard on Monday evening after a thunder storm - with some social media users raising fears there had been an explosion.
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fans
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fansAdded: 15.01.2018 16:14 | 13 views | 0 commentsDisneyland is supposed to be a fun experience for visitors - and a lot of work goes into making it so
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands for
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands forAdded: 15.01.2018 14:56 | 13 views | 0 commentsPeople are astonished by the simple acronym used by the hair straightener company
Man advertises room for rent with brutal amount of honesty
Added: 15.01.2018 13:26 | 14 views | 0 commentsRaphael Briand is leaving London and is trying to get a new renter to move into his old room (some may find the language offensive)
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first time
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first timeAdded: 15.01.2018 9:46 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe tiny, venomous funnel web spiders were filmed by staff at the Australian Reptile Park as they crawled out of their egg sack
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosure
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosureAdded: 14.01.2018 19:41 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wruf.comThe big cat, believed to belong to Todd Dalton, was only caught when a farmer set a trap after some of his sheep were killed More in www.mirror.co.uk »
Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla
Added: 17.06.2020 8:48 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe appearance of a mysterious white object in the sky over northern Japan on Wednesday set social media ablaze, with speculation ranging from UFOs to coronavirus and North Korean propaganda.
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in business
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in businessAdded: 16.06.2020 16:48 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.metro.usVolunteer pet groomer Kriengkai Thatwakorn is thrilled to be back helping out stray dogs in Thailand, some in urgent need of a shearing after waiting three sweltering months for a trim. More in feeds.reuters.com » Tags: Thailand
Animal baby boom at Palestinian zoo after people disappear
Added: 12.06.2020 18:32 | 16 views | 0 commentsPeacocks, ostriches and baboons joined in an animal baby boom at a Palestinian zoo during the coronavirus closure as they let nature take its course free from human distractions.
Police remove emaciated lion from French circus
Added: 11.06.2020 16:11 | 10 views | 0 commentsFrench police have taken away an emaciated lion from a circus in Vironvay, western France, following complaints from an animal rights organization.
Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income
Added: 09.06.2020 14:14 | 15 views | 0 commentsRussian restaurant owners stripped of their income by the coronavirus lockdown are campaigning for their businesses to be allowed to reopen by posting pictures of themselves naked on social media.
Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan
Added: 29.05.2020 20:43 | 13 views | 0 commentsIndian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-in
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-inAdded: 18.05.2020 13:35 | 14 views | 0 commentsAustralian police on Monday charged a German student with breaking into a Sydney museum as security footage showed him allegedly taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits.
Donald Trump-Supporting Boater Buzzes Through SpaceX Splashdown Zone, Prompting Outrage
Donald Trump-Supporting Boater Buzzes Through SpaceX Splashdown Zone, Prompting OutrageAdded: 03.08.2020 7:03 | 14 views | 0 commentsCrew Dragon splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after spending two months on the International Space Station. Did a private boat flying a Trump flag just approach Crew Dragon then have to be forced out?" On a good day, it's dangerous for the SpaceX recovery crew + boat. Did a private boat flying a Trump flag just approach Crew Dragon then have to be forced out?" On a good day, it's dangerous for the SpaceX recovery crew + boat.
Cuban dons full-body cardboard shield against coronavirus
Added: 18.06.2020 15:04 | 12 views | 0 commentsEver since the novel coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb, popping into the bakery or butchers, or browsing the newspaper stand.
Man Arrested For Returning Used Enemas To CVS On A Regular Basis
Man Arrested For Returning Used Enemas To CVS On A Regular BasisAdded: 30.09.2020 6:06 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.yelp.comA Florida man has been arrested for allegedly returning dozens of used enemas to a Jacksonville CVS. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Department launched an investigation after they were tipped off that a man had repeatedly been returning multiple saline laxative enemas to the same CVS. According to a release from the Sheriff's Department the suspect had been returning six pack containers of enemas for more than three months. CVS is contacting anyone they know purchased enemas from the store to return them immediately and in encouraging anyone with information to please come forward. More in www.inquisitr.com » Employees, CVS Tags: FloridaComments: Comments: Tags advertisingCopyright © 2008 - 2021 USweekly - all rights reserved Contact us
Farm Sign Says Sex, Noises And Odors Inevitable To New City Slicker Neighbors [Viral Photo]
Farm Sign Says Sex, Noises And Odors Inevitable To New City Slicker Neighbors [Viral Photo]Added: 30.09.2020 6:06 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.gtabase.comA viral farm sign says sex, noises and odors are inevitable when you live next to one, and if you don't like it, you ought to move away. We're guessing that the owner of said farm regularly gets complaints about his/her animals making noises, smelling bad and having sex outdoors for everyone to see. It inspired the farmer to make this unique farm sign, warning of sex, noises and odors, and advising anyone who has a problem with it to move away. The tell-it-like-it-is sign warns of the uniquer conditions when living next to a farm and says that unless you can "tolerate noise, odors and outdoor sex, DON'T BUY PROPERTY NEXT TO A FARM." What do you think of the farm sign warning of sex, noises and odors?
Engagement Photo Goes Viral On Reddit For The Worst Possible Reason
Engagement Photo Goes Viral On Reddit For The Worst Possible ReasonAdded: 30.09.2020 6:05 | 18 views | 0 commentsSource: www.mirror.co.ukA couple were so completely love-struck when they posed for their engagement photo that there was something they just didn't notice, until the photo hit the popular social media forum reddit and started to go viral. They took a whole load of rice and created each others' initials, separated by a huge and romantic heart. Being in a love-struck state as they were, they just didn't notice or think of the consequences and posted the engagement photo online. A redditor found the rather amusing image on Imgur and since then the engagement photo has gone viral, with several thousand reddit users sharing it around. "Another redditor by the name of ch33s3man suggested, "Maybe they intentionally did it because they have a sense of humor.
Former Slave Tells Master To Suck It
Former Slave Tells Master To Suck ItAdded: 30.09.2020 5:55 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wnd.comIn a letter to his former master, freed Jourdan Anderson tells his master exactly what the score is. The letter in its entirety:Dayton, Ohio,August 7, 1865To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house. Many darkeys would have been proud, as I used to be, to call you master. The great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warns
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warnsAdded: 22.04.2020 14:14 | 11 views | 0 commentsFamines of "biblical proportions" are becoming a serious risk as the coronavirus crisis threatens to double the number of people nearing starvation, a U.N. body has warned.
Florida Man Who Tried To Burn Sex Offenders To Death, What Happened To Him?
Florida Man Who Tried To Burn Sex Offenders To Death, What Happened To Him? Added: 30.08.2021 14:58 | 16 views | 0 commentsIn 2018, Osceola County police officers arrested a after he tried to burn sex offenders to death. Headlines such as "Florida man chews off another man’s face," "Florida man in dog costume filmed himself having sex with Siberian husky," "Florida man tries to evade arrest by cartwheeling away from cops," and "Florida man arrested for trying to get alligator drunk" all made the Post's list. "What Happened Next?Police later established that two of the four people Porto-Sierra tried to burn alive actually were convicted sex offenders. "Florida ManThe phrase "Florida man" is often associated with shocking news headlines.recently compiled an extensive list of some of the most bizarre Florida man stories.Headlines such as "Florida man chews off another man’s face," "Florida man in dog costume filmed himself having sex with Siberian husky," "Florida man tries to evade arrest by cartwheeling away from cops," and "Florida man arrested for trying to get alligator drunk" all made the Post's list.Last month, as reported, a Florida man stole an alligator, and then repeatedly beat it to "teach it a lesson."
Digisexuality: People Are Falling In Love With Robots, Computer Programs
Digisexuality: People Are Falling In Love With Robots, Computer ProgramsAdded: 27.08.2021 15:21 | 16 views | 0 commentsIn director Spike Jonze's 2013 movie Her, the main protagonist Theodore Twombly, who is portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, falls in love with a Siri-like virtual assistant. Critics classify the film as science fiction, but people around the world are actually falling in love with virtual assistants, gadgets, computer programs, even robots -- and they are called digisexuals. Everybody's more or less a digisexual in this first wave sense," McArthur, who co-wrote the book The Rise of Digisexuality, told . "I’m really and only attracted by the robots," a French woman told the media in 2016, revealing that she is engaged to a 3-D-printed robot she designed. Spanish roboticist Sergi Santos, meanwhile, owns a sex robot he uses when his wife is "not in the mood.
Grossest Hygiene Products Of All Time
Grossest Hygiene Products Of All TimeAdded: 05.05.2021 20:28 | 17 views | 0 commentsWhile we hold our hygiene in high regard today, that doesn't mean our ancestors didn't feel the same. The responsibility would carry around hygienic products to assist the in defecating, which includes wiping their backside. While not the all-encompassing cure it once was, leeches are still used today, as reported by .Moss TamponsTampons in medieval times were quite different than they are today. While we hold our hygiene in high regard today, that doesn't mean our ancestors didn't feel the same. The responsibility would carry around hygienic products to assist the in defecating, which includes wiping their backside.
A British Man Got Drunk On Christmas Eve And Legally Changed His Name To Celine Dion
A British Man Got Drunk On Christmas Eve And Legally Changed His Name To Celine DionAdded: 02.01.2021 10:10 | 16 views | 0 commentsA British man with a love of singer said he was a bit tipsy as he watched her television concert on Christmas Eve and made a life changing decision to change his name to hers. The strange decision has attracted the former Dodd some international attention, with the British man saying that he has gotten messages from fans of the Canadian singer across the globe asking to send them video messages. It hasn't been the easiest year for the real Dion either, as she was one of the earlier celebrities to go through a COVID-19 scare after falling ill in March but ultimately . While he may not regret the change, Dion admits that it might make things a bit awkward when he introduces himself to people in the future. More in www.inquisitr.com » Celebrities, New York, Champagne, Celine Dion, Television, Music Tags: CanadaComments: Comments: Tags advertisingCopyright © 2008 - 2021 USweekly - all rights reserved Contact us
A 'Galactic Federation' Of Aliens Has Made Contact With The United States, Former Israeli General Claims
A 'Galactic Federation' Of Aliens Has Made Contact With The United States, Former Israeli General ClaimsAdded: 08.12.2020 11:06 | 14 views | 0 commentsA former Israeli general is claiming that both the and Israel have been in contact with aliens for years. The 87-year-old added that the aliens have even created their own "Galactic Federation." In addition, the retired general said that aliens are not only communicating with human scientists, but working with them. Over the past couple of years, both the United States and Israel have ramped up their extraterrestrial exploration programs. More in www.inquisitr.com » Middle East, Israel, Scientists, President, United States, Universities, Mars, SPA, NASA, UFO Tags: FEDComments: Comments: Tags advertisingCopyright © 2008 - 2021 USweekly - all rights reserved Contact us
Mother Of College Student Who Died After Charity Pancake Eating Contest Reaches Settlement With School
Mother Of College Student Who Died After Charity Pancake Eating Contest Reaches Settlement With SchoolAdded: 15.11.2020 10:02 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe mother of a college student who died after choking during a charity pancake eating contest has reportedly reached a settlement with the school where the tragic incident took place. Caitlin Nelson was taking part in the charity event at Sacred Heart University in 2017 when she began to choke while eating. As the reported, two nursing students saw her begin to choke and immediately administered aid, and police and paramedics later joined in treating the college student. The mother of a college student who died after choking during a charity pancake eating contest has reportedly reached a settlement with the school where the tragic incident took place.Caitlin Nelson was taking part in the charity event at Sacred Heart University in 2017 when she began to choke while eating. More in www.inquisitr.com » EU, New York City, Students, YouTube, New York, Charity, Police Tags: FEDComments: Comments: Tags advertisingCopyright © 2008 - 2021 USweekly - all rights reserved Contact us
The best video you'll see of a Walrus dancing like Michael Jackson this week
Added: 08.10.2020 11:20 | 16 views | 0 commentsDancing like Michael Jackson requires that certain something. 300lbs and flippers aren't features that I'd usually think would qualify, but there's always a first time. We're not sure where this footage was shot, but it is without doubt the best video you'll see of a walrus dancing like Michael Jackson this week.
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challenges
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challengesAdded: 21.05.2020 17:04 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus is complicating the job for emergency officials as they look to keep their teams and residents safe while responding to a catastrophe.
'Catastrophic' flooding underway as dam failures in Michigan force thousands to evacuate
Added: 20.05.2020 16:45 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe collapse of the Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam in Michigan released floodwaters that have inundated houses and businesses on the Tittabawassee River.
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens prevention
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens preventionAdded: 18.05.2020 11:00 | 11 views | 0 commentsClimate change has fueled more frequent weather disasters that release deadly carcinogens into communities and delay access to cancer treatment.
Coronavirus, floods and locust swarms: Kenya is fighting a 'triple whammy' of crises
Added: 18.05.2020 6:59 | 11 views | 0 commentsAlready navigating the coronavirus pandemic and the worst invasion of desert locusts for more than 25 years, parts of East Africa are now being devastated by flooding.
Tropical storm could form off the East Coast this weekend before hurricane season even begins
Tropical storm could form off the East Coast this weekend before hurricane season even beginsAdded: 13.05.2020 19:52 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Atlantic hurricane season's first tropical storm could develop near Florida and the Bahamas this weekend, continuing a trend toward more preseason storms in the Atlantic in recent years.
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warns
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warnsAdded: 13.05.2020 14:40 | 11 views | 0 commentsScientists warned that billions of people could be forced to endure "unliveable" circumstances by 2070 if decisive action is not taken to halt climate change.
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for May
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for MayAdded: 06.05.2020 18:59 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe blast of cold air set to hit the Eastern U.S. this week could bring record-low temperatures and snowfall and frost in some Northeast states.
Earth has hottest May on record, with 2020 on track to be one of the top 10 warmest years
Earth has hottest May on record, with 2020 on track to be one of the top 10 warmest yearsAdded: 05.06.2020 8:00 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe Earth had its hottest May ever last month, continuing an unrelenting climate change trend as 2020 is set to be among the hottest 10 years ever.
Heat wave scorches parts of U.S. and India; Siberia experiences record high temperatures
Added: 29.05.2020 18:09 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe heatwave in Siberia raises major concerns over devastating wildfires breaking out this summer as climate change accelerates permafrost melt in much of the Arctic region.
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communities
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communitiesAdded: 29.05.2020 11:23 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus pandemic is leaving migrant workers unable to send money or goods home to families, cutting off a vital lifeline for communities already under siege from a barrage of external shocks.
Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees
Added: 28.05.2020 19:00 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe Amazon rainforest is the biggest deforestation front in the world with more than 20% of the forest already destroyed.
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for it
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for itAdded: 27.05.2020 16:54 | 10 views | 0 commentsAmericans' finances have been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, and now a new threat is emerging: hurricane season. Only 15% of people polled by the American Institute of CPAs have drafted a disaster plan to deal with it.
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on the company's flooded Michigan facility
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on the company's flooded Michigan facilityAdded: 22.05.2020 16:15 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: www.todayonline.comJim Fitterling, chairman and CEO of Dow, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the evacuation and flooding of its facility in Michigan. More in www.cnbc.com »
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get ready
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get readyAdded: 22.05.2020 14:02 | 10 views | 0 commentsWith more than 38 million Americans out of work since the coronavirus pandemic began, the importance of a financial first-aid kit has never been more important.
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate change
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate changeAdded: 21.05.2020 19:49 | 11 views | 0 commentsAging dams in the U.S. will increasingly fail and cause death and environmental destruction as climate change makes extreme precipitation more frequent, scientists warn.
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floods
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floodsAdded: 21.05.2020 19:45 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: www.cheatsheet.comThe failure of two Michigan dams on Tuesday evening led to devastating floods and the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. More in www.cnbc.com »
See Thomas Rhett's Cutest Family Moments That Are Truly "Unforgettable"
See Thomas Rhett's Cutest Family Moments That Are Truly "Unforgettable"Added: 12.08.2021 11:00 | 17 views | 0 commentsThomas Rhett is the whole package and more. Yes, he's a singer, hit maker who recently added his 17th No. 1 single on Billboard's country chart to his resume. But it's not... Thomas Rhett is the whole package and more. Yes, he's a singer, hit maker who recently added his 17th No.
Oppressive heat approaches U.S. in early July as wildfires burn through Arizona
Added: 01.07.2020 18:42 | 11 views | 0 commentsA potentially historic heat wave is expected to hit more than two-thirds of the continental U.S. in the first several weeks of July, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.
Island nations facing a 'perfect storm' as the coronavirus intersects with hurricane season
Added: 12.06.2020 7:57 | 17 views | 0 commentsAs well as being threatened by a global recession, extreme weather and the ongoing health crisis, many island economies have been hit hard by plummeting international tourism amid the pandemic.
No solution to Syrian crisis with Assad in power: Experts
No solution to Syrian crisis with Assad in power: ExpertsAdded: 12.03.2021 0:19 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: www.channel4.comLONDON: A decade since the outbreak of the war in Syria, experts have warned that there can be no resolution to the crisis while President Bashar Assad remains in power “If the Assad family and entourage are still ruling Syria four years from now, Syria will be even immeasurably worse than it is now,” Frederic Hof, former US special envoy to Syria, said at an event hosted by London-based think tank Chatham House and attended by Arab News. “This is hard to imagine because we’re already looking at what is for all practical purposes a failed state. We’re seeing... More in article.wn.com » London, ISIS, President Tags: Syria
Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nation
Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nationAdded: 11.03.2021 20:35 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: www.tovima.grThe signing came hours before Biden delivers his first prime-time address since taking office Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health. The signing came hours before Biden delivers his first prime-time address since taking office. He’s aiming to steer the nation toward a hungered-for sentiment — hope — as he marks one year since the onset of the pandemic that has killed more than 529,000 Americans. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Biden said as he signed the bill in the Oval... More in article.wn.com » Economy Tags: President
7 Things Sherri Saum Can't Live Without
7 Things Sherri Saum Can't Live WithoutAdded: 16.08.2021 13:00 | 15 views | 0 commentsWe interviewed this celebrity because we think you'll like their picks. Some of the products shown are from a brand they are paid to endorse. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a... We interviewed this celebrity because we think you'll like their picks. Some of the products shown are from a brand they are paid to endorse. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a... More in www.eonline.com » Celebrity Tags: SPA
60 Wild Secrets About Madonna You Probably Didn't Know
60 Wild Secrets About Madonna You Probably Didn't KnowAdded: 16.08.2021 11:00 | 16 views | 0 commentsThere's no one quite like Madonna. Though there have been many imitators and pretenders to the throne in the 30-plus years that she's been reigning as the Queen of Pop, very few... There's no one quite like Madonna. Though there have been many imitators and pretenders to the throne in the 30-plus years that she's been reigning as the Queen of Pop, very few... More in www.eonline.com » SPA Tags: Madonna
Why Putin's Ukraine invasion is just a ruse
Why Putin's Ukraine invasion is just a ruse - the real target is the WestAdded: 13.12.2021 7:24 | 32 views | 0 commentsRUSSIA has amassed more than 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, raising fears of a repeat of its 2014 annexation of Crimea. But who is the real target here?
Israel, France, Greece, Cyprus come together for naval military exercise
Added: 12.03.2021 7:39 | 18 views | 0 commentsIn an effort to strengthen its control over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the Israel Navy held joint maneuvers this week with Greece, Cyprus and France practicing anti-submarine warfare and search-and-rescue operations. The drills were part of the annual trilateral Noble Dina exercise and included naval vessels and helicopters. The Israeli Navy...
Quad to hold first-ever head of states meet today
Added: 12.03.2021 4:42 | 19 views | 0 commentsNew Delhi [India], March 12 (ANI): Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), a strategic forum comprising India, Japan, Australia and the United States of America, will hold its first-ever head of states meet virtually on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be meeting virtually with President Joe Biden of the United States, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia. The Quad, mooted by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, has met regularly at the working and foreign ministers...
Russia 'Better Prepared' Than NATO for Large-Scale War, Swedish Military Report Concludes
Added: 12.03.2021 7:04 | 19 views | 0 commentsDespite NATO's elevated military spending and its positioning of troops further eastward and closer to Russia, Russia still has the edge in the event of a major conflict, the Swedish Defence Research Agency concluded after running simulations.
China to begin trial of two Canadians for alleged espionage soon, state media reports
Added: 12.03.2021 5:25 | 19 views | 0 commentsBeijing (CNN)Two Canadian citizens charged with espionage in China could go on trial "soon," according to the state-run Global Times newspaper. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been detained since December 2018 and were charged in June last year with spying. In an article published late Thursday, the Global Times said that their cases had previously been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic but were now proceeding.