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|by Anonymous||replies 271||December 4, 2023 8:56 AM|
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|by Anonymous||replies 271||December 4, 2023 8:56 AM|
This is interesting. I am not a fan of surrogacy. I think that there are other methods to have children if you're a homosexual.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 4, 2023 8:56 AM|
Last month of S3 filming
|by Anonymous||replies 147||December 4, 2023 8:55 AM|
This is one of those cooking shows I always tune into when I’m channel surfing. The little girl voice can get a little grating, but she comes across as charming and has the loveliest smile.
I also enjoy her trips to Mexico amongst the locals. Anybody else like her?
|by Anonymous||replies 40||December 4, 2023 8:54 AM|
That I am drunken screen writer who discovered this site and I use it for creative inspiration. Yea I am a drunk. And yes I am closeted and married to a woman. Please entertain my Brokeback meets Deliverance thread.
|by Anonymous||replies 36||December 4, 2023 8:52 AM|
The comments on this post show you how conservatives really feel about gays
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 4, 2023 8:51 AM|
Where were we?
|by Anonymous||replies 87||December 4, 2023 8:50 AM|
Julian has nice things to say about Angela Lansbury, his Little women co-star on his instagram:
Heartbroken but so grateful for the time we spent together
|by Anonymous||replies 118||December 4, 2023 8:50 AM|
There seems to be this narrative that gay men were forced to live a double life. The ideal middle-class man living a peaceful life with his wife and kids in the suburbs. While at night or certain periods of the year, he let loose his homosexual impulses. I think that is true for about half of the population, I doubt all homosexuals lived like that. There has to be more to the picture than the married guy who is closeted.
|by Anonymous||replies 47||December 4, 2023 8:49 AM|
of John F Kennedy's assassination in Dallas Texas
All those conspiracy theories are wrong. Lee Harvey Oswald did it alne by himself.
|by Anonymous||replies 361||December 4, 2023 8:48 AM|
Does anyone else find this odd?
|by Anonymous||replies 16||December 4, 2023 8:48 AM|
HOUSTON - One day before the Big 12 Championship game between Oklahoma State University and the University of Texas at Austin, a longhorn was found mutilated in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
According to TMZ, the carcass of a steer was found around 6:30 a.m. in front of the university's FarmHouse fraternity house with its stomach cut open and an expletive carved into its side.
"OSU is appalled at the disturbing display of animal cruelty that occurred overnight at an off-campus location near a fraternity house. The Stillwater PD is investigating the incident, and the university’s Office of Student Support and Conduct has initiated an investigation," the university said in a statement on X.
"Oklahoma State expects all students to adhere to university codes of conduct, and appropriate action will be taken based on the outcome of the investigation," OSU went on to say.
TMZ says authorities have removed the animal from the campus property and Stillwater Police are investigating the incident.
Many believe the act is related to the OSU and Texas game on Saturday with the Texas team's mascot being a longhorn.
The fraternity house where the longhorn was discarded also released a statement on their Facebook page. "As a chapter founded on principles driven by our agricultural roots, we're just as sickened and surprised by this incident as our peers on campus," the fraternity states. "No FarmHouse member was involved in this incident and we do not condone cruelty or defacing livestock in any manner."
Texas Governor Greg Abbott even commented on the gruesome incident, saying, "That ain’t right. BIG mistake."
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 4, 2023 8:48 AM|
I’m Fenton All’OD
|by Anonymous||replies 219||December 4, 2023 8:47 AM|
What says you?
|by Anonymous||replies 86||December 4, 2023 8:47 AM|
It seems to be about 3 to 1. Shouldn't it be 1 to 1?
|by Anonymous||replies 140||December 4, 2023 8:47 AM|
Post campy Christmas movies that I may not know about. I’m in the mood to watch something festive but funny.
|by Anonymous||replies 16||December 4, 2023 8:37 AM|
Richard Frank Dubois was born in The Bronx, NY in 1933. He was the youngest of 3 kids. His father was of French ancestry and his mother of Italian ancestry. When his parents divorced while he was young, his mother was forced to place all 3 kids in an orphanage because she could no longer take care of them. He was a natural athlete who excelled at all sports in school, especially boxing, swimming and weight training. In 1952, at 19 years old, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue professional bodybuilding and acting.
Despite being unknown in the world of professional bodybuilding, he entered Mr. America and placed 2nd in 1953. In 1954 he would be awarded the title. In 1955 he entered Mr. Universe and placed 2nd. He went on to win Mr. New York State and Mr. Atlantic Coast. By 1955, just 3 years after arriving in LA, he became one of the most photographed men in the professional physique world, and became one of the most sought after professional physique models, appearing in EVERY physique magazine the existed at the time. Every photographer wanted to work with him.
In 1957 he entered Mr. USA and won the title. Mae West also took notice of him and cast him as the lead gladiator of her stage revue. He remained in the show for less than a year before leaving.
Despite all his success in the physique modeling world, he felt empty and in 1959 left it all behind and went on to be ordained. He got married that same year and in 1961 had a son. He became a Pastor and remained one in Los Angeles until the day he died in 2007 at 74 years old.
|by Anonymous||replies 204||December 4, 2023 8:37 AM|
They were spotted having a deep convo while strolling Santa Monica
|by Anonymous||replies 35||December 4, 2023 8:36 AM|
Post Pandemic comparisons. Rent, entertainment, tourists?
|by Anonymous||replies 246||December 4, 2023 8:34 AM|
I am not Darlene.
But it's getting to a point where I can't even engage in activities that I enjoy without being sauced. This is a borderline nightly occurrence. I'm also starting to require larger quantities in order to just feel a slight buzz. I went through half a bottle of Jack Daniels with no chaser before I felt anything on Friday. My father was an alcoholic and alcoholism/addiction exists on both sides of my family. Should I seek help? I'm being very serious.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 4, 2023 8:34 AM|
The beachy backyard of 's Malibu home reportedly became the landing spot for a migrant boat that drifted ashore earlier this past week ... and it's all on video.
FOX News' Bill Melugin obtained shocking footage that appears to show a panga boat washing ashore on Tuesday afternoon off the coast of Malibu with what he describes as suspected illegal migrants ... at least a couple dozen or so from the looks of it.
According to the surveillance video, this was captured in broad daylight ... around 1 PM or so, and you can see these folks hop out and scurry along the beach as soon as they land.
No word if any of them have been captured and detained just yet ... but just a day later, reports of yet another panga boat surfaced off the coast of Malibu as well -- only that one sunk, and nobody was found ... only debris and life jackets, per local Los Angeles media.
Now, as far as what Barb has to do with any of this ... the New York Post insists this boat that drifted in from sea actually did so just below her Malibu compound -- although it's unclear where they're getting that info from ... as they don't cite any official sourcing.
Barbra owns three adjacent properties in the area, and yes -- they do all border a cliff that overlooks the ocean below. If it's true her crib was located just above where this boat landed ... it's a pretty frightening scenario, especially if the migrants are still on the loose.
Of course, there are several other stars who live in Malibu that this could possibly affect as well -- including neighbors of Barbra's like Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Leo DiCaprio and countless other celebs who have properties in the area.
What's interesting about the location ... Malibu is a sanctuary city, and some speculate that may be part of the reason the boat arrived there ... as opposed to L.A., which is not yet officially a sanctuary city -- although it did pass a resolution this year to start the process.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 4, 2023 8:31 AM|
I'm not necessarily talking about your most favorite song -- but rather a song that always makes you pause whatever you're doing and simply spend 3 minutes listening and enjoying whenever it pops up on the radio, pandora or whatever you have providing background music during the day. (Other than while driving, obviously.)
I usually have the 80's New Wave station KROQ-2 playing over Audacy, and always stop and turn up The Replacements "Alex Chilton" when it starts to play -- it give me a great mood and energy lift anytime I hear it.
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 4, 2023 8:30 AM|
Why aren’t we discussing this fascinating case? Harvard Lawyer shot and killed in driveway by hit men hired by periodontist ex brother in law (just found guilty), and just arrested mother in law, and potentially his ex wife (also a lawyer).
Do we think Wendi Adelson will be charged?
|by Anonymous||replies 177||December 4, 2023 8:26 AM|
I always supported Obama and still do. I am highly disappointed . With our country on the verge of losing our very democracy, why bid he not speaking out??
He spoke of Putin interference with 2016 election. Obama’s words : “I told him to knock it off.”
He was late to the game supporting Hillary.
Everyone disagrees with the following : when Obama KNEW before the inauguration of Drumpf , that there had been MAJOR INTERFERENCE by Russia, he should have TRIED to postpone the inauguration .
People think I’m nuts — that would never happen — I say FFS he could have tried .
All opinions weicone please
|by Anonymous||replies 28||December 4, 2023 8:24 AM|
A deadly shooting at an apartment complex and a missing french bulldog.
Resident Jeremy Scott said he was troubled. Scott wonders if his dog could be next. "I have a standard poodle, which is a very coveted breed," Scott said. Scott remembered that his dog, Blanch Marie, is older, so he'd have to protect her.
|by Anonymous||replies 81||December 4, 2023 8:24 AM|
A framer of fame basks in Bastets light in the petit ville de Londres
|by Anonymous||replies 17||December 4, 2023 8:17 AM|
for DeSantis. Gavin Newsome landed shot after shot and made DeSantis look like a halfwitted fool he is.
|by Anonymous||replies 115||December 4, 2023 8:13 AM|
They match her gown and everything!
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 4, 2023 8:11 AM|
It really is.
|by Anonymous||replies 75||December 4, 2023 8:11 AM|
If someone hurt you especially on purpose do you forgive or not forgive?
|by Anonymous||replies 84||December 4, 2023 8:08 AM|
God, why is he getting roles? He gives people nightmares. He definitely had work done to be less ugly but still is. Poor thing. Jacob can’t relate.
|by Anonymous||replies 22||December 4, 2023 8:08 AM|
Previous thread was full. Show is only on Episode 5 out of 8 so far. Previous thread link below.
|by Anonymous||replies 217||December 4, 2023 8:06 AM|
I mean he's practically disappeared. Perhaps he's not even WOKE enough for college campuses. Maybe college age students don't know who the fuck her is....
|by Anonymous||replies 29||December 4, 2023 8:05 AM|
Dear Datalounge, A bestie and I have brunch weekly and a few times his friend’s younger friend X (he’s in his 30s, so no kid) has joined us and we always have a blast. X and I definitely have similar senses of humor and I guess I have a little crush. Here’s the thing, I haven’t been sexually active for a long time but I guess the attention has gotten me a little horny but I feel out of practice. I’m sober and don’t really get the online thing which doesn't help . One day the thought occurred to me , maybe I should just ask X to fuck me to jump start my sex life. We’d probably have a few laughs too. Or take him out and get him drunk and see if I can engineer it. Am I crazy? Any tips? Signed, Eldergay and DL regular
|by Anonymous||replies 38||December 4, 2023 8:04 AM|
I'm curious to try....
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 4, 2023 8:04 AM|
The various adventures of Mrs. George Russell as she befriends New York society in The Gilded Age.
|by Anonymous||replies 293||December 4, 2023 7:55 AM|
Two GRAND PRIX events completed, and I see nothing… I tried a Google search..,
|by Anonymous||replies 188||December 4, 2023 7:53 AM|
Shame on that book company. They gave her free rain and she took it and ran. Who writes an entire chapter about making a movie and gives intimate details of fabric and threads of every costume and never bother to even mention the names of co-stars you spent months working with?
Or....Marlon Brando came to dinner, and wore a maroon track suit with white stripes down the side. WHO CARES what he wore? It wasn't a formal dinner just an old friend coming over.
|by Anonymous||replies 462||December 4, 2023 7:52 AM|
"Even though the hearing was about employees who work long hours, the GOP chair of the House Committee on Education & the Workforce took a moment to argue that too many Americans don’t want to work at all.
“There’s just a lot of people in this country that don’t want to work, period … and want other people to take care of them,” said Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.). Foxx added: “That’s not what this country is all about. We have great opportunities in this country for people to be successful, if they want to work hard.” The lawmaker’s statement came in response to testimony from Democratic witness Judy Conti, the director of government affairs for the National Employment Law Project, who’d said that many workers won’t put up with forced overtime these days.
“We see that workers are increasingly willing to — especially younger workers — are willing to leave jobs where they have to do mandatory overtime, especially where it’s uncompensated,” Conti had said.'
"U.S. overtime protections date back to the Great Depression, but over the years fewer and fewer workers have been eligible for them. That’s largely because of the low “salary threshold” — the salary below which workers have a legal right to overtime pay regardless of their job duties. The current rate is just $35,568 per year, but the administration wants to hike it to $55,068. Raising it would bring millions more workers under the law’s protections. The Labor Department estimates that the overtime proposal would put $1.3 billion of additional wages in workers’ paychecks. When the Labor Department announced the proposal, Foxx said it would “stifle workplace flexibility” and “lump burdensome costs on job creators.”"
|by Anonymous||replies 26||December 4, 2023 7:52 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 48||December 4, 2023 7:51 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 22||December 4, 2023 7:48 AM|
Help the police find the hot guy!
(but seriously.....hope he's found and alive.)
|by Anonymous||replies 125||December 4, 2023 7:47 AM|
Host: Emma Stone
Musical Guest: Noah Kahan
|by Anonymous||replies 62||December 4, 2023 7:44 AM|
I was born in the very early 80s, so in my childhood many of the items in relative’s houses were leftover from the 60s and 70s.
Many people had that greenish gold textured carpet.
People had those televisions built into the wooden cabinets.
Almost everyone had those old metal canister Electrolux vacuum cleaners. For some reason most of them were blue.
Upholstered sofas with floral designs.
Bathrooms with matching colored fixtures. The bathtub, sink, and toilet were either powder blue, or pink, or avocado.
Kitchen appliances were either mustard yellow or brown.
Hideous, boxy cars.
|by Anonymous||replies 155||December 4, 2023 7:31 AM|
She was unknown before this blockbuster. Her visibly counting while dancing with Travolta leads me to believe there were probably better choices for this role. So why Karen Lynn? After the success of the film did she shy from the spotlight or was she ghosted by the industry. I have no idea, but I would like to know.
|by Anonymous||replies 83||December 4, 2023 7:27 AM|
Boyfriend and I are making dinner and listing off names that instantly suggest trash. So far we've got Desiree, Travis, Makayla, Tara, Dustin, Krystal, Chantell, Tyler, Breanne, Randy...
|by Anonymous||replies 101||December 4, 2023 7:24 AM|
Starring Nicolette Sheridan, Donna Mills, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray and Loni Anderson.
Drinking, bitching, and food fights between old 80s soap opera rivals.
I think it’s on at 8 pm. Donna looks amazing.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 4, 2023 7:23 AM|
The popular ski masks -- often called 'shiesties' -- have been banned at schools, daycares, rec. centers, parks, inside city-owned buildings and on public transportation
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 4, 2023 7:23 AM|
There are a few units in my building that are subsidized by the city. For the most part those tenants are old ladies in wheelchairs or with walkers who gather out front to chain smoke and take note of the comings and goings and create drama amongst themselves.
One of wheelchair-bound tenants, however, (lets call him 'Calvin') is a man in his mid-40s. He is friendly and polite. Recently Calvin got a dog, a large black Rottweiler-Boxer mix. I overheard him expressing concern about walking the dog in winter when there is snow and ice on the ground. This is Canada. We get a lot. I grew up with a dog and while I would never get one myself (I have two cats that I love) I DO miss walking a dog so I told him that I would do it. He offered me money but I declined as I have a good job and wouldn't be comfortable taking money from someone on a government disability pension. We agreed to take the dog out together a few times so that I would get to know the dog.
The dog is fine. He's about two years old and Calvin got him from a shelter. He apparently lived with a homeless man before being taken/surrendered. He does get visibly nervous when we go near the places where the homeless tend gather. He is a big dog and the boxer in him means he will be rambunctious and puppy like for a few years yet. He needs training and Calvin has paid for a few sessions. The training works well when the dog is indoors but outside he may as well be deaf and blind. He jolts against his leash and on the few occasions when he was off-leash at the dog park he would tear after other dogs and people...so no off-leash time for the dog for now. Well it turns out that Calvin has anxiety disorder. The dog must wear a muzzle outside because Calvin worries that the dog will eat broken glass or random bits of fentanyl-laced cocaine left on the street. Wh3en the dog poops Calvin takes a photograph of the poop and examines it thoroughly to make sure that hasn't passed a discarded needle or switchblade. He is also concerned about the regular fire alarm testing in the building as the dog may get startled and hurl himself against the window, smashing the glass and plummeting six stories to his death. So far the dog hasn't reacted to the fire alarm but Calvin thinks it could still happen. Calvin also makes the dog wear a jacket with flashing led lights and reflective tape in case a car goes out of control after dark onto the sidewalk or plows into the dog park. He has also made a jacket and a hat with flashing led lights that he wants me to wear when we walk the dog. Calvin takes the dog for a two hour walk in the morning and another two hour in the evening. I've explained that since I work full-time the walks won't be this long with me.
Calvin is also very active in his church and has a theology degree from a private Christian University where students have a to sign a covenant agreeing to no sex outside of marriage and specifically no same-sex activity. I will assume that since Calvin has the tiny underdeveloped legs of toddler, the covenant likely wasn't an issue for him.
So our conversation is limited to things that worry Calvin about his dog and Jesus. We've since had a few dumps of snow and I went to take the dog out...and despite the weather. Calvin insists on coming with us, obviously struggling to maneuver his chair but insisting he's fine. So far I have never walked the dog without Calvin tagging along and frankly it's taxing. I feel like I have been manipulated into being someone's 'companion'
|by Anonymous||replies 36||December 4, 2023 7:17 AM|
The movie “Precious” is about to hits the 15 year anniversary mark. When it was released in 2009, the reviews, especially from white move critics, were very positive citing the warts and all depiction of welfare existence and underfunded schools in Harlem. In addition, it addressed family sexual abuse and teen pregnancy. Some negative reviewers (ie Armond White) state it’s an example of how “black pathology sells” and implied viewers were titillated by the depictions of harsh domestic violence.
I rewatched it last night on Max. It has powerful moments and some strengths in the script, but it’s uneven and not a classic film (my opinion - largely due to Lee Daniels and Paula Patton’s flat performance). With “American Fiction” about to be released, it makes me wonder if “Precious” was blindly embraced by woke white critics in 2009 to make the Oscars not appear “so white”.
The success of the film also didn’t translate to long term Hollywood success for anyone involved in the film.
1) Gabourey Sidibe - she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her debut performance, but she’s been relegated to niche supporting roles in minor productions since her nomination. She was impressive for carrying the film, but her performance was so overrated, in my opinion. She was still in the learning curve of becoming an actress.
2) Mo’Nique- she won multiple awards, including an Oscar, for playing the harsh, mean, aggressive mother cheating the welfare system. She is absolutely the standout in the movie, but also the one who perpetuates ghetto stereotypes the most. Her whole entertainment career stalled after winning the Oscar.
3) Mariah Carey- she was actually very effective in a small role. By far, her only meaningful contribution to cinema. Yet, she followed her impressive stripped down role here with more drugged out, overgrown kewpie doll forgettable music videos where she barely dressed and never gave another impressive film performance.
4) Paula Patton - with her looks, she was the arguably the most marketable cast member, but all of her films after Precious didn’t focus on acting ability. After a few supporting roles in big budget blockbusters and forgettable lead roles in “black cinema” films, she’s no longer cast in films or television.
5) Sherri Shephard and Lenny Kravitz - again, like Mariah Carey, Precious didn’t push them to be cast in prestige Hollywood productions.
Thoughts? Is Precious a classic American film?
|by Anonymous||replies 96||December 4, 2023 6:53 AM|
“ Jacob Elordi fans might want to think again if they were planning on seeing his new movie.
Elordi shot to fame alongside the likes of Syndey Sweeney and the late Angus Cloud on HBO's Euphoria, and his new film appears to be equally as harrowing.
The 26-year-old stars alongside The Banshees of Inisherin actor Barry Keoghan in Saltburn - which hit cinemas across the globe on November 17.”
Elordi fans are going to see it blindly for him and leaving the film feeling disturbed and bothered.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 4, 2023 6:33 AM|
The last three years have been a bitter battle between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the rest of the royal family, but there might be a new feud on the horizon. Omid Scobie, author of the Sussex-friendly book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, is targeting the royal family next. His upcoming book, Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival, due out Nov. 21, should have the palace sweating a bit.
In an iNews opinion piece discussing the upcoming publication, Scobie described the book as “an unfiltered investigation into the current state of the Royal Family.” The palace is keeping up with their nothing-to-see-here attitude that they portrayed after Harry’s memoir, Spare, hit the headlines, but as The Daily Beast noted, “Scobie is a different class of threat to anonymous tittle-tattle in the newspapers.”
That makes some royal watchers believe that “the palace is unlikely, privately, to be particularly happy that he has a fresh book coming out” because it will “make another season of headlines.” The royal family really can’t get a break from controversy these days — from anti-monarchists to Prince Andrew — there’s a storm at every corner. Scobie even revealed that Prince William has done his best to get him “barred from his engagements,” so the palace is well aware of the author’s existence.
Scobie’s upcoming book will have everyone buzzing about who his sources are again even though he’s disputed the notion that he’s friends with Harry and Meghan. “I don’t have his phone number; I have never socialized with him. I’m literally a member of the press who has tried to do my job for years,” he said under oath at the Duke of Sussex’s phone-hacking trial against Mirror Group Newspapers. The public will have to wait five months to see what the ruckus is all about, but the palace is probably keeping Scobie at a safe distance until then.
|by Anonymous||replies 353||December 4, 2023 6:29 AM|
Carry on :-)
|by Anonymous||replies 59||December 4, 2023 6:27 AM|
Another episode of the show you are somehow FORCED against your will to watch... no matter how loudly you bitch about the asymmetrical dresses and the anachronistic houses and the decorations , the awful writing, and the very dregs of the acting profession cast in all the roles!
Oscar receives a verdict from George, Aurora makes a match for Marian in Newport, Larry gets a new commission, and (almost) everyone is happy to see Peggy return to the van Rhijn household.
|by Anonymous||replies 234||December 4, 2023 6:26 AM|
How are you dealing with the anxiety?
I don't mean to be a MARY!!! but this feels like the scariest moment in American political life since the Civil War. My anxiety went through the roof during Trump's first term. Now it feels so much more is at stake.
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 4, 2023 6:25 AM|
What is the one you've viewed the most, for any reason? It could be a funny clip, a musical performance, etc.
Post your favorite.
|by Anonymous||replies 152||December 4, 2023 6:23 AM|
The trailer tells you absolutely nothing. Probably a good thing. Makes you wonder and want to know more about it and watch it.
Ava DuVernay wrote and directed this so it must be good.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 4, 2023 6:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 95||December 4, 2023 6:14 AM|
Stay tuned to find out, but prepare now to miss all the action..
|by Anonymous||replies 59||December 4, 2023 6:09 AM|
Link is to a reddit thread because I don't know another way to link or embed the video. The video in that thread has 5 different teachers speaking on the state of education for generation alpha students, who are underperforming at a shocking rate. "Per the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), there has been a significant decline in reading skills during the last three years due to the pandemic—only about 10-30% of all students in public schools can read at grade level proficiently."
|by Anonymous||replies 26||December 4, 2023 6:06 AM|
Citing the increase in queer youth, Johnson called American culture "dark and depraved" on a call with a Christian nationalist pastor
Talking to pastor Jim Garlow on a broadcast of the World Prayer Network, Johnson spoke ominously of America facing a “civilizational moment.” He said, “The only question is: Is God going to allow our nation to enter a time of judgment for our collective sins? … Or is he going to give us one more chance to restore the foundations and return to Him?”
The segment was filmed Oct. 3, just weeks before Johnson’s unexpected rise to become speaker of the House. Garlow pressed the clean-cut Louisiana congressman to say “more about this ‘time of judgment’ for America.” Johnson replied: “The culture is so dark and depraved that it almost seems irredeemable.” He cited, as supposed evidence, the decline of national church attendance and the rise of LGBTQ youth — the fact, Johnson lamented, that “one-in-four high school students identifies as something other than straight.”
|by Anonymous||replies 119||December 4, 2023 6:05 AM|
A Philadelphia software engineer posted a video of protesters circling a falafel restaurant run by a James Beard Award winner who is Jewish. The protesters associated the chef and owner with Israel's bombing of Gaza.
Taking to social media on Sunday, a man identifying himself as Jordan, who works for Bloomberg, posted the video and some details about what he observed.
"Goldie, Goldie you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide," the protesters chanted.
"They continued their march down the street, but not before vandalizing the front windows," he wrote. "To clarify, I witnessed them placing stickers on the front door and windows of the restaurant. I just walked by," and the stickers read "Free Palestine" and "This is Genocide."
"Serving falafel" is genocide? Questioned Jordan.
Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum explained that the restaurant Goldie is run by Michael Solomonov, who has a number of establishments in the area bringing culinary creations from Israel to the United States.
Calling the protesters an "antisemitic mob," Frum said, "They demand a boycott of Jewish goods. Michael Solomonov is a James Beard Award-winning chef. He makes some of the best hummus outside Israel, as well as outstanding lamb and other dishes. It all ships via Goldbelly. If you want to send a message of your own to the boycotters, you can do so here."
Middle East expert Eli Kowaz, a policy adviser to the Israel Policy Forum, explained that Solomonov has long been an "outspoken advocate of Israeli-Palestinian peace."
Alex Zeldin, columnist at "The Forward" on U.S. Foreign Policy and Jewish communal concerns, reposted the video as well, noting that the owner of a falafel shop has no power to "anything about Israel's military campaign against Hamas. What you're looking at is people normalizing antisemitic incitement against their Jewish neighbors."
See the video below or at the link here.
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 4, 2023 5:58 AM|
The FDA has approved Eli Lily's tizerpatide for obesity treatment. It will be marketed as Zepbound for chronic weight management. The drug is already approved for type 2 diabetes, and marketed as Mounjaro. Mounjaro has gained massive popularity being prescribed off label for obesity, competing directly with Novo Nordisk's Wegovy (Ozempic).
Eli Lily's stock immediately jumped on the news of the approval.
|by Anonymous||replies 62||December 4, 2023 5:57 AM|
What should he do now that he's been booted from Congress?
|by Anonymous||replies 117||December 4, 2023 5:47 AM|
Watched it on Netflix last night. Great movie, great fun, all with Todd Haynes' skillful mix of reality, poignancy, and a bit of camp (Julianne Moore's line "I don't think we have enough hot dogs" is given an overdone, ominous music sting).
Moore and Portman are excellent, of course, and Charles Melton well deserves the critical awards he's gotten; he's in his mid-thirties but at all times you see he never really outgrew his teens when Moore seduced him.
DW Moffett has a small role that shows his good looks always inhibited him from being the character actor he really was.
Who else has seen this? Thoughts?
|by Anonymous||replies 104||December 4, 2023 5:45 AM|
Are any other Western countries like this? The rate of depression in the US is off the charts. Are you depressed? What can be done?
|by Anonymous||replies 60||December 4, 2023 5:44 AM|
From the "Southern California Motion Picture Council."
Even though she's never been in a motion picture and hasn't worked a day in the industry in 35+ years. Congrats Brenda!
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 4, 2023 5:39 AM|
I put my dog to sleep today. After 14 years of endless devotion and love that he gave me, I did the most painful thing I've ever done and have known it was time for awhile. He hasn't been able to walk unassisted for over a year, but now couldn't even stand with help. He started showing signs of pain - panting all the time, little yelps from time to time, and I couldn't let him feel pain anymore just because i wasn't ready for him to leave the world. I held him and looked into his eyes as he died. Fuck, i don't wish that feeling and pain on anyone. I sobbed like a child while holding him to me.
My heart is broken. I don't even know what life is going to be like without his sweet presence. I love you, Hercules. I hope Mom is over there to meet you.
|by Anonymous||replies 38||December 4, 2023 5:34 AM|
"Rep. George Santos says in a Twitter space tonight that multiple members of Congress are busy cheating on their spouses but it’s not getting coverage bc reporters are more interested in his lying and alleged campaign finance fraud."
"Santos says he thinks he would make a good US ambassador when asked what role he might want in a hypothetical second Trump admin, bc he speaks many languages, he’s well-travelled and cultured."
No doubt he has dirt on his colleagues. Think he'd pull the trigger?
|by Anonymous||replies 295||December 4, 2023 5:33 AM|
December kicked off with a scattered mix of wide releases, and it may have surprised some which movies did better than others. Read on for the weekend box office report.
The biggest high-profile release of the weekend was meant to be “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” AMC Theaters Distribution’s follow-up to its global blockbuster “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” though it opened in over 1,000 fewer theaters than “Eras” did. “Renaissance” opened in 2,539 theaters on Friday, receiving 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, but from only 17 reviews.
After making $11.5 million on Friday, including $5 million in Thursday previews, the movie only brought in an estimated $21 million to lead the weekend, which must seem like a disappointment compared to Swift’s film. Even so, audiences loved it, giving it an “A+” on CinemaScore, same as “The Eras Tour,” although one presumes anyone who went to see either movie was already a fan. “Renaissance” made another $6.4 million overseas for a global opening of $27.4 million.
Lionsgate’s hit prequel “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” took second place with $14.5 million, down 50% from Thanksgiving weekend, but bringing its domestic total to $121.2 million, making it the first movie since “Five Nights at Freddy’s” in October to cross the $100 million mark.
Venerable Japanese studio Toho Entertainment took North American distribution into their own hands for the prequel “Godzilla Minus One,” which opened in 2,308 theaters Friday after receiving stellar reviews. After making $2.1 million in Wednesday and Thursday previews (rolled into its $4.7 million Friday), the monster movie ended up with an estimated $11 million, averaging $4,779 per location. Audiences enjoyed the movie enough to give it an “A” CinemaScore, the same rating as 2021’s “Godzilla vs. Kong.”
Next up was DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls Band Together” in fourth with $7.6 million, down 57% from Thanksgiving weekend, to bring its domestic total to $74.8 million. Adding in the $85.8 million it has grossed overseas, it has taken in $160.6 million globally.
It narrowly edged out Disney’s “Wish,” which barely hung onto fifth place with $7.4 million, down 62% from last weekend. It’s almost unheard of for a Disney animated movie to drop out of the top five in its second weekend, so that’s a relief, although its $41.9 million grossed domestically in 10 days is nothing to write home about. (Marvel’s “The Marvels” was bumped right out of the top 10 in its fourth weekend, also something we rarely see, as it’s likely to be the very first Marvel Studios movie not to make $100 million domestically.)
Ridley Scott‘s historical epic “Napoleon” added another $7.1 million to its domestic take for sixth place, down a whopping 65% from its opening weekend, to bring its North American total to $45.7 million. It made another $28.6 million overseas this weekend to bring its global total to $91 million.
Angel Studios released the sci-fi thriller “The Shift” into 2,450 theaters – wider than both Beyoncé and Godzilla – but with terrible reviews, it ended up on the lower end of the top 10 in eighth place with an estimated $4.4 million. It received a not-so-great “B+” CinemaScore as well.
Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo‘s return to Hollywood with the holiday revenge thriller “Silent Night,” starring Joel Kinnaman, was met with indifference after receiving mixed reviews. It only made $3 million this weekend to end up in ninth place. Its “C” CinemaScore showed that audiences didn’t care for the movie any more than the critics.
Eli Roth‘s “Thanksgiving,” the other holiday genre film in theaters, closed out the top 10 with $2.6 million, down 63% with a total of $28.4 million, just after the filmmaker announced that a sequel is in development.
Nicolas Cage‘s “Dream Scenario” expanded nationwide into 1,578 theaters on Friday, where it grossed $1.7 million for a total of $3.5 million. Emerald Fennell‘s “Saltburn” remained in a similar number of theaters, but it held up well from Thanksgiving, dropping just 16% to $1.6 million, also outside the top 10.
|by Anonymous||replies 51||December 4, 2023 5:29 AM|
It's Oligarch on Oligarch Violence!
|by Anonymous||replies 133||December 4, 2023 5:27 AM|
Just curious what the consensus is on this Christmas classic. Growing up in the 80s, this song has always been a favorite for me. Do younger generations like it? I haven’t (yet) been a fan of any of the covers. Do younger generations know Wham!? Maybe they associate the song with Taylor Swift? Add it to your playlist and discuss here.
|by Anonymous||replies 40||December 4, 2023 5:22 AM|
The ladies partying at a drag show is quite appropriate considering most of them style themselves as such 🤣
Ashley is STILL married to Michael??? Candyass still wants to rip her head off
Robyn is a sad case, holding on to that asshole Juan who continues to treat her like garbage
Wendy must be infuriated that the new housewife is a low rent version of herself, but Bravo wouldn't have it any other way!
|by Anonymous||replies 57||December 4, 2023 5:15 AM|
My partner is very progressive, but his sister and brother are totally in the tank for Trump. So you can image how Thanksgiving went. On top of traveling across country and having to stay in their McMansion (yes they are not all poor) I promised my other half not to talk politics, never mentioned Biden or Trump's names once. So all they wanted to talk about was how climate change was BS, everyone is leaving California, Immigration, Imagination, Immigration, gas prices, Ukraine is done, Elon is fighting for free speech and no one is buying electric cars. Oh, and that stupid rumor about the new iPhone airdrop feature lets people steal you contact information.
Cherry on top, first thing they said when we got to the house was they watch both sides of the news, both are bullshit. But then they repeat all the Trumpy shit like fact.
|by Anonymous||replies 34||December 4, 2023 5:06 AM|
The pair, who quit royal life in 2020, have been feeling like “they’re not being taken seriously enough by people” and that they “can’t catch a break,” the source adds.
“Meghan said she won’t be humiliated like this and is desperate for a solution. They’re in full panic mode,” a source told the outlet, adding that the couple has called it an “attack from inside Hollywood.”
“What’s hit them hardest and cuts the deepest of all is that it plays up the whole notion they’re self-entitled grifters or spoilt brats,”
|by Anonymous||replies 248||December 4, 2023 5:06 AM|
There's some really hot amazing images generated in the AI Porn Generator threads, and even the Midjourney and other threads here. But AI image generation frequently goes very, very wrong. Extra fingers are the least of it... extra arms, extra legs, extra heads, ... sometimes nightmarish meldings of bodies.
I honestly feel some of this stuff is hilarious and amazing, so I'll share some of my favorites here, and hope others will do the same.
Like, four guys on a couch, and I have no idea what's going on here: I can't even count the number of arms.
|by Anonymous||replies 45||December 4, 2023 5:05 AM|
David Schwimmer‘s attempt to become a leading man was a disaster. The Pallbearer & Kissing a Fool were disasters and box office bombs, even his supporting roles in Apt Pupil & Six Days, Seven Nights were not great. Who else failed miserably?
|by Anonymous||replies 382||December 4, 2023 4:57 AM|
Can’t remember his name. Who is this?
|by Anonymous||replies 9||December 4, 2023 4:45 AM|
Bizarre. Surveillance video shows her stumbling down the street and trying to open doors.
She got into a luxury building and decided to nap in the trash chute?
Police say no criminality is suspected.
|by Anonymous||replies 114||December 4, 2023 4:35 AM|
The nominees to be honored at the Kennedy Center in December are:
Dionne Warwick, Billy Cystal, Barry Gibb, Renee Fleming and Queen Latifah.
The event is in December but usually is aired in January. There is also a reception at the White House for the honorees. It's as close to a taste of Hollywood that Washington, DC gets.
|by Anonymous||replies 34||December 4, 2023 4:33 AM|
The real star grabs your attention about halfway through......
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 4, 2023 4:31 AM|
Our dear Jacob is truly the definition of beauty, talent, and grace. I’m manifesting him planting his seed in me.
My favorite actor!
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 4, 2023 4:31 AM|
The show that had a few fans here and a whole lot of haters is back, bitches!
|by Anonymous||replies 41||December 4, 2023 4:30 AM|
Do any of you (especially eldergays over 40) take vitamins daily?
I've never been one to take them, but as I'm getting older, a couple of friends of mine who swear by vitamins are nagging me to start taking at least a multivitamin every day. Personally, I kind of think they're a bit of a scam and think a balanced diet is more important.
|by Anonymous||replies 84||December 4, 2023 4:30 AM|
Commenters try to assauge this probably easily offended most likely a Zoomer poster-
f you’re rooting for the Eagles, and even beyond that, if you’re in Eagles gear, there are basically no places, ESPECIALLY in center city, that won’t welcome you with open arms. There are a lot of shitty things you can say about Philly, but on a game day, if you’re rooting for the birds everyone is one race/gender/sexuality/etc.
All of that said, check out Milkboy. Super chill, inclusive bar that is open all hours of the day for doctors and nurses. Near the Convention Center and therefore the Gayborhood. Good sports atmosphere but not obnoxiously so. They do indie and punk shows upstairs so you can kind of gauge what kind of crowd they typically get.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 4, 2023 4:28 AM|
I didn't live through this era, but man, what a GREAT song and terrific production by Trevor Horn.
Share your memories, thoughts on this fun tune!
Hip hop hooray!
|by Anonymous||replies 70||December 4, 2023 4:17 AM|
I live for headlines like this. Hadn't wr heard rumors that the guy himself and Casey were involved in three ways?
[QUOTE]Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Sarasota County School Board member and Moms of Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, is under criminal investigation after a woman filed a complaint with the Sarasota Police Department alleging the longtime Republican official had raped her, according to a heavily redacted police report obtained by the Florida Trident.
[QUOTE]The complaint was filed on October 4 and the alleged sexual battery occurred inside the woman’s home in Sarasota on October 2, according to the report. Among the few words that went unredacted in the report are “rape” and “sexual battery.”
[QUOTE]The woman, according to sources close to the investigation, alleged that [bold] she and both Zieglers had been involved in a longstanding consensual three-way sexual relationship[/bold] prior to the incident. The incident under investigation by Sarasota police occurred when Christian Ziegler and the woman were alone at the woman’s house, without Bridget Ziegler present, the sources conveyed.
|by Anonymous||replies 52||December 4, 2023 4:10 AM|
Julianna Margulies is facing backlash for a series of inflammatory comments she made on a recent episode of the Back Room With Andy Ostroy podcast. In the November 20 episode, the Good Wife actress used bigoted language as she lashed out at Black and queer people for supporting Palestine.
“Before one bomb was dropped on October 7, before one bomb was dropped in retaliation for a brutal, barbaric attack, people were already on their bullhorns saying the Jews deserved it. What? Where’s your humanity? They put babies in ovens and killed them,” Margulies said. Host Andy Ostroy agreed, pointing to antisemitism and adding that there would be an uproar “if we use the wrong pronouns on college campuses.”
“Oh my God, forget it,” Margulies responded. “It’s those kids who are spewing this antisemitic hate that have no idea if they stepped foot in an Islamic country — these people who want us to call them they/them, or whatever they want us to call them, which I have respectfully really made a point of doing,” she said, adding, “It’s those people that will be the first people beheaded, and their heads played with [like] a soccer ball, like a soccer ball on the field.”
Margulies went on to share an anecdote about a film screening put on by what she described as a “Black lesbian club on the Columbia campus.” She claimed that the club put up signs that read “No Jews Allowed.” She appears to be referring to an incident in which a flyer and an email went out saying that “Zionists aren’t invited” to said screening.
“As someone who plays a lesbian journalist on The Morning Show, I am more offended by it as a lesbian than I am as a Jew, to be honest with you,” Margulies, who, to clarify, is not a lesbian in real life, said. “Because I wanna say to them, ‘You fucking idiots. You don’t exist. Like, you’re even lower than the Jews — (a) you’re Black, and (b) you’re gay, and you’re turning your back against the people who support you?’ Because Jews, they rally around everybody.”
Elsewhere in the episode, Margulies says that Black people who don’t support Israel have been “brainwashed.” She told Ostroy that Ken Burns’s documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust should be “mandatory watching” for the Black community.
“The Nazis were watching how the Jim Crow South was treating slaves and said, ‘Oh, great call, let’s do that playbook. That’s what we’ll do to the Jews.’ Which is also why, in the civil-rights movement, the Jews were the ones that walked side by side with the Blacks to fight for their rights, because they know,” Margulies said. “And now, the Black community isn’t embracing us and saying, ‘We stand with you the way you stood with us’?”
“Jews died for their cause. Where’s the history lesson in that? Who’s teaching these kids?” Margulies went on to ask. “Because the fact that the entire Black community isn’t standing with us to me says either they just don’t know, or they’ve been brainwashed to hate Jews.”
Margulies is one of several celebrities outspoken in their support of Israel who’ve faced backlash, including Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman. But so far, the Hollywood figures who have been outspoken in their support of the Palestinian people are the ones who have faced professional consequences. Susan Sarandon was recently dropped from her talent agency, UTA, for pro-Palestinian remarks, while actress Melissa Barrera was removed from the Scream franchise after referring to the Israeli occupation of Palestine as “genocide and ethnic cleansing.”
The Cut has reached out to a representative for Margulies for comment.
|by Anonymous||replies 163||December 4, 2023 4:09 AM|
When someone decides to become a social media influencer, they should first consider who they are trying to influence. For 35-year-old Brit Peachy Boy, that was fitness fanatics at first, but it eventually turned into something far more profitable. With his blonde hair, cyan eyes and perfectly sculpted body, he looks like he just fell off the Ken doll delivery truck. However, he has one thing that Ken doesn't have, which is suggested in his online handle.
Here is the video that started it all. Doing some home improvement to his kitchen, Peachy assesses the length of the counter by bending over, thus proving the meaning behind his juicy name. Clad in green leggings and holding a measuring tape, the shapely model gets a bit cheeky in his efforts. Last year this video captured the attention of British news and entertainment site the Daily Star in which the awkwardly worded headline reads, "Lad's 'peachy' bum breaks internet as women moan he's got better booty than them."
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 4, 2023 4:09 AM|
The Jabalia refugee camp in the north of the Hamas-run enclave was among the sites hit.
A Gazan health ministry spokesperson said several people were killed by an Israeli air strike there.
Footage obtained by Reuters of the aftermath shows children covered in grey dust amid crumbled cement and rubble from collapsed buildings.
These children are crying out in search of their father. One of them says he is dead.
Civilians in the besieged territory have been seeking shelter in an ever-shrinking area of the south.
The renewed warfare comes after a seven-day pause in fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants ended on Friday.
Residents say bombardment from war planes and artillery has concentrated on the cities of Khan Younis and Rafah.
They add that hospitals are struggling to cope.
The following graphic images from the the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis show bloodied casualties, including children, being rushed to the medical complex for treatment.
People could be seen crying next to casualties laid out on the hospital’s floor.
This man says he was outside a school when a rocket hit a house nearby. He brought a young boy to the hospital, but he says he died in his arms.
There was no immediate comment from Israel on the reported actions.
The violence took place despite calls from the United States - Israel's closest ally - for Israel to avoid further harm to Palestinian civilians.
Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry said more than 15,520 have been killed in nearly two months of warfare.
Israel's military response was sparked by a Hamas cross-border raid on southern Israel on October 7 in which 1,200 Israelis were killed and more than 200 taken hostage.
Israel says it is acting to annihilate Hamas, saying it poses a mortal threat to the Jewish state's very existence.
The initial Hamas attack and the ensuing war amount to the bloodiest episode in the decades-old wider Israel-Palestinian conflict.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 4, 2023 4:06 AM|
She’s every bad stereotype.
|by Anonymous||replies 135||December 4, 2023 4:04 AM|
One can only hope this finally kills the GOP.
|by Anonymous||replies 66||December 4, 2023 4:04 AM|
The latest Santos drama has inspired this thread. Who are some others?
|by Anonymous||replies 111||December 4, 2023 4:02 AM|
Welcome ashore amigos!
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 4, 2023 3:56 AM|
Charles was apparently the racist referred to in the Oprah interview, That little cunt Markle has somehow communicated this to Scobie,who wrote it in the Dutch edition of his book Endgame. Due to concerns with libel laws, the Dutch are already pulling the book from bookstores.
It doesn’t seem like people buying Charles as a racist considering things like he walked that cunt down the aisle, got her a 35 million dollar wedding, etc etc.
I hope people don’t believe this about Charles and get furious instead at Meghan and Harry,
Oh, and they throw Princess Michael of Kent under the bus for good measure…..
|by Anonymous||replies 292||December 4, 2023 3:56 AM|
As a type do you like or dislike them? Have you dated and/or had sex with any? Was it good or bad?
|by Anonymous||replies 182||December 4, 2023 3:56 AM|
Back on Aug 1st 2022, our house was destroyed by a landslide while my husband, me, and our 3 Grandkids were in it. The case has been settled. I want to buy a house. I've thought about going through the bank, but I've also thought about going through an auction. This is all new to me, I know the real-estate market isn't great at this moment. Any advice would be very helpful.
|by Anonymous||replies 60||December 4, 2023 3:55 AM|
Calling datalounge sleuths!
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 4, 2023 3:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 95||December 4, 2023 3:54 AM|
This was a few months ago. This was private event in a guy’s restored Victorian house. The event was a favor to the house owner’s friend who had just moved to town Six bottoms and sixty tops. I had fucked the new to city friend a couple of times, once in a gang bang and another time separately one on one. The immigrant bottom and I has become friendly and he made a special invitation to include me. He was hot, could take it like a champ for hours and he was a total cum dump pig. I arrive at the house 30 minutes after the event started. There were already maybe 30 tops there. I had taken 1/2 of a viagra already. I stripped off my clothes, put on my cock ring, and handed my clothes to the home owners..assistant? Boyfriend? I then went up the staircase to the second floor where the bottoms were on beds and mattresses two to a room. They also had two fluffing stations where the tops could be sucked off. The bottoms ranged from hot to semi hot. I was whole heartedly into four of the bottoms and the other two were acceptable. 3 of the bottoms I had to have sex with for years. One of the fluffers I knew from previous blow jobs over the years. The tops ranged from hot to average. But where was my bottom friend? He was nowhere to be seen. Shrugging the mystery off as to where he was, I got to work pounding ass. I won’t describe the 3 bottoms who were acceptable, but not particularly to my taste. I charity fucked them because of politeness and in the spirit of fellowship. Friendly guys. One of remarked “so deep. I don’t if I can handle this.” In response, I hammed him as deep as I could. He loved it. So of the 3 bottoms that I was really into the first guy was (and I’m quoting from his online profile) “33, 6’2”, 190, 6.5 cut, power bottom otter/jock”. I had seen him at my gym, and he had a great body and excellent abs. I railed him, spit roasted him with anothe guy. I fucked him 3-4 times. One time, he was smoking pot from a vape when I rammed his hole in surprise anal. Submissive bottom indeed. The second hot bottom was a guy who I had seen topping before at past sex parties. He was 29, 5’11” 200 pounds, smooth and muscular. He was the bell of the ball. I spit roasted him orally with head leaning over the mattress. He was really into choke fucking. He gasp, gag and I had support his head before the recovered and said “more”. I fucked him several times. His ass was so juicy from cum loads. The third hot bottom was 24 6’, 150 pounds, versatile (ha) , wearing a jock. I finally blew my load in his ass, because his skin was so pale, which I love, and his ass so creamy from loads. During this event, I heard a top remark about me “geez, this guy is a robo fucker. Unstoppable.” I also caught him some friends including a steroid daddy who is actually hot : all his hair, small waist, excellent facial care who has kinda of taken me under his wing. I don’t know what for, but he’s friendly and so what the hell. I spent two hours before I ledt, and the event was still in full swing. I left $40 as the tip for the home owner and texted him about how I had enjoyed the event. The 3 hot bottoms got in touch me on the various apps and we all agreed to meet up again. The first bottom had messaged me about a 3 way a week ago, but I had just can into a tourists ass…raincheck. The second bottom had come to the event expecting to top only, but because of bottom drop outs, he agreed to be bottom for the party. The host allowed him to clean out his ass onsite and he was very glad he was bottom for this event. I texted my friend, who was the original bottom that no showed, and he was distraught and sulking that he couldn’t get clean on an event which was organized in his honor. Man, that’s rough. Oh well, there will be another time, because the host had a great time organizing it. The host certainly is a community builder.
|by Anonymous||replies 34||December 4, 2023 3:52 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 88||December 4, 2023 3:50 AM|
My boyfriend is taking his annual fishing trip with his buddies in March. I really wish to tag along but he insists it’s a guy only trip. I do understand. However I discovered something troubling. I was speaking with my boyfriend’s best friend’s wife and somehow through conversation I discovered that it will just be he and Jacob next year. In fact she’s revealed it’s been like that for the past 3 years. What is going on. Why did he feel the need to lie as he told me there would be 4 fellas total. Mary at my local hair salon revealed that a few years ago before ai moved to this town when the guys when on the trip, their canoe had an accident. One of the guys named Bob never returned. He just seems so weird around Jacob. Have I read too many crime novels?
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 4, 2023 3:49 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 4, 2023 3:49 AM|
This interview - YIKES
|by Anonymous||replies 70||December 4, 2023 3:48 AM|
My big guy has bad knees and blown out acl's AND he's 12 years old. He absolutely positively hates uncarpeted floors to the point that I have a billion throw rugs and he will still hurt himself trying to turtle his way over any bare spots.
I hesitated getting the linked because he's a spaz about anything getting put on him and his nails being trimmed but I got them really easily and the things actually work!
he didn't say thank you but he's rude that way.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 4, 2023 3:39 AM|
She sounds HORRIBLE. Just HORRIBLE.
Has she had a traumatic brain injury? Why does she pronounce her lyrics like a hybrid of ghetto and baby talk.
This is your brain on BLACK:
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 4, 2023 3:38 AM|
Which film do you think is the best in which they've both acted?
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 4, 2023 3:37 AM|
[quote] I’m not going to have sex with men on camera because everyone wants to see it,” he tells Page Six exclusively.
|by Anonymous||replies 23||December 4, 2023 3:35 AM|
He says you can “get to know him better 😉”. He’s launched his career as the twink on Flipping Out with Jeff what’s his name.
|by Anonymous||replies 94||December 4, 2023 3:32 AM|
I’m watching it now and I’ve laughed more in the first 30 minutes than I did during all of Barbie.
It’s got a shit Rotten Tomatoes score which is to its credit.
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 4, 2023 3:29 AM|
Young man, supposedly a boilermaker and welder, is surprised by kindness from a stranger.
|by Anonymous||replies 56||December 4, 2023 3:26 AM|
There is a separate thread to discuss Fellow Travelers, but I think Matt deserves his own. He is everywhere right now with his starring performance in Showtime’s sexy series Fellow Travelers, a supporting role in Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, and his recurring role in Doom Patrol. Since the strike ended, he’s been doing promo interviews with both Bailey for FT & Cooper for Maestro. He recently received a Human Rights Commission award and attended a GQ Men of the Year dinner with costar Jonathan Bailey. He has appeared in photoshoots for Todd Snyder and Nobleman Magazine. He is producing a film about the Lawrence v. Texas case with Steven Soderbergh. He’s even hinting at a possible revival of White Collar. And he turned down a role in Barbie!
|by Anonymous||replies 193||December 4, 2023 3:19 AM|
It’s been two decades and we still haven’t seen an actor who can measure up to the beauty of young RyGod.
|by Anonymous||replies 147||December 4, 2023 3:18 AM|
Former President Donald Trump drew cheers at a rally on Saturday after touting his endorsement from a "representative of Black Lives Matter" (BLM), despite the activist's disputed affiliation within the decentralized movement.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 4, 2023 3:17 AM|
Remember playing spot the bad toupees back in the 70s and 80s?
What were men thinking?
Is one of the benefits of selfies that guys don't do this anymore?
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 4, 2023 3:15 AM|
ABBA is rolling its eyes.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 4, 2023 3:14 AM|
This is a huge cock for an Irishman.
|by Anonymous||replies 32||December 4, 2023 3:13 AM|
Take the poll
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 4, 2023 3:12 AM|
I'm spending Christmas with my friend and her family. They have a new cat, and I'd like to get it a toy or set to keep it amused. Not expensive, but not a piece of junk it'll destroy in a week.
I went on Amazon and am completely overwhelmed.
Cat owners—can you recommend something they enjoy?
|by Anonymous||replies 9||December 4, 2023 3:10 AM|
Who would win in a fight to the finish?
One was a Prefect of an occupied space station while the other served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years as a combat fitness instructor!
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 4, 2023 3:10 AM|
Take the poll as well. TIA!
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 4, 2023 3:10 AM|
Rep. Pramila Jayapal on CNN on condemning Hamas's sexual violence: "I think we have to be balanced about bringing in the outrages against Palestinians."
Dana Bash replies, "You don't see Israeli soldiers raping Palestinian women."
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 4, 2023 3:07 AM|
The continuing adventures of Hollywood's latest gay couple - "The Muscle Stud and the Twunk"
|by Anonymous||replies 465||December 4, 2023 3:06 AM|
And Travis is part of the curriculum.
This is so weird and sad. How that school went downhill.
|by Anonymous||replies 69||December 4, 2023 3:05 AM|
Do you believe any of these conspiracy theories about secret societies and super wealthy who control the world?
|by Anonymous||replies 71||December 4, 2023 3:05 AM|
No prunes, please!
|by Anonymous||replies 15||December 4, 2023 3:00 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 35||December 4, 2023 2:46 AM|
Tired of the Siege of Gaza, already?
As always, please max out Part 50 at 600 before we move here.
|by Anonymous||replies 524||December 4, 2023 2:44 AM|
SEXY Chris looking yummy in those shorts, meeting the peeps of Connecticut. Anything to keep him away from the political spouse and kids!
|by Anonymous||replies 22||December 4, 2023 2:37 AM|
SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines said Sunday it agreed to buy Hawaiian Airlines in a $1.9 billion deal, including debt, putting it on track for a potential clash with a Biden administration that has shown wariness about higher fares in the industry.
The combined company would keep both airlines' brands, rooted in the nation's 49th and 50th states. Alaska will pay $18 in cash for each share of Hawaiian, whose stock closed Friday at $4.86 after losing just over half its value in the year so far.
The deal also includes $900 million in Hawaiian debt, which the airlines said brings the acquisition's total value to $1.9 billion. The combined airline would be based in Seattle, with Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci at its head. The companies forecast the acquisition will add to profits within two years of the deal closing. The combined airline would participate in the oneworld Alliance, which includes American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific.
Alaska and Hawaiian are both smaller than the nation’s dominant carriers, but they said a combination would meld two complementary networks to offer more connectivity to 138 destinations for passengers traveling through the continental United States and across the Pacific, including nonstop service to 29 international destinations in the Americas, Asia, Australia and the South Pacific.
Hawaiian has a deep and long history within the islands, stretching back to its incorporation in 1929 under the name Inter-Island Airways.
The companies said they would keep Honolulu as a key hub and that they're “committed to maintaining and growing union-represented workforce” in Hawaii. They also said the combination would triple the destinations that can be reached within one stop in North America for travelers from Hawaii.
“We have a longstanding and deep respect for Hawaiian Airlines, for their role as a top employer in Hawai'i, and for how their brand and people carry the warm culture of aloha around the globe,” Minicucci said in a statement.
The deal has been approved by the boards of both companies, but it still needs an OK from the shareholders of Hawaiian Holdings. It will also need the blessing of U.S. regulators, which have resisted more airline consolidation out of fear it could lead to higher fares.
Both Hawaiian and Alaska are leading airlines flying between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, which could raise concerns about lessened competition.
The Biden administration is already trying to block JetBlue’s proposed $3.8 billion acquisition of Sprit Airlines, which would subsume the nation’s biggest budget carrier. The Justice Department also won a lawsuit that killed a partnership between JetBlue and American Airlines.
The average domestic airline fare out of Seattle during the spring was $409.93. That was up from $293.08 two years earlier, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The average domestic airline fare out of Honolulu during the spring was $367.94, up from $329.93 two years earlier.
The Alaska and Hawaii companies expect the deal to close in 12 to 18 months.
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 4, 2023 2:37 AM|
After a six-year run, it's official: Paramount is pulling the plug on Star Trek Discovery. This isn't quite enough to make it the shortest-running mainline Trek series - that "honour" goes to Star Trek Enterprise - but it is a far more abrupt end than most. So unsurprisingly, fans are divided on both the show, and the decision to can it after just five seasons.
Unfortunately, we have to mention that the conversation has been taken over by bigots in some areas of the fandom. One user who shared her frustration with the show's cancellation is receiving pushback from others who are openly racist, homophobic and transphobic, complaining that the show was "woke" for having a Black female lead and queer characters. Something that Star Trek has never done before, of course.
In fact, it's very hard to find Trek viewers who are celebrating the cancellation of the show for reasons that aren't bigoted. Of course, there will be plenty of well-meaning fans who simply had issues with the show's plot and writing, but there's a loud portion crying "woke" at anything they don't like.
With this in mind, Discovery leaves an uncertain legacy behind. Perhaps in the years to come, it will become better known as the series that brought us new shows such as Brave New World, Lower Decks, and Picard. Of course, I'm sure the fans would have found a new series to hate on by then. Hey, it worked for Enterprise, didn't it?
|by Anonymous||replies 45||December 4, 2023 2:28 AM|
Makes me wetter than a snack cake.....down there!
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 4, 2023 2:27 AM|
They'll help elect Trump if they're not careful.
|by Anonymous||replies 35||December 4, 2023 2:24 AM|
I’m obsessed with this movie. The critics are being very lukewarm with it, and while I understand some of their frustrations I think they’re ultimately being harsh. I do agree with the “Cruel Intentions” meets “Talented Mr. Ripley” chatter though. But it isn’t a copy. It is very much its own movie and story.
Jacob Elordi is delightful as Felix, and Rosamund Pike is phenomenal as Elspeth. Richard E. Grant isn’t given much to do but the little he is given, HE SHINES! I found the scene where they find Felix sad.
Barry Keoghan is a great actor but sadly the twist at the end isn’t even a twist because you know that’s the case beforehand because he plays the character in such a dark way. He failed, ultimately, in my opinion, and that’s the critics biggest gripe, that the twist is too predictable. He makes it too obvious.
I loved loved loved the film and Jacob Elordi is so charming in this. Only Our Dear Paul could rival so much charm, charisma and beauty.
|by Anonymous||replies 291||December 4, 2023 2:21 AM|
Sandra Day O'Connor is dead to me
|by Anonymous||replies 31||December 4, 2023 2:19 AM|
If we have anyone on dL who was alive during the 50s what was it actually like? Life looked so beautiful then. Was it really peaceful and secure for the average person?
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 4, 2023 2:18 AM|
Hot water again
|by Anonymous||replies 143||December 4, 2023 2:18 AM|
Why the fuck do people keep doing this to celebs? They think it’s funny until someone gets seriously hurt and new rules and laws have to be passed because some assholes have no boundaries or common sense.
Also, does anyone know the whereabouts of Olivia Wilde during this?
|by Anonymous||replies 21||December 4, 2023 2:16 AM|
Who’s the black pron actor that everyone likes nowadays? I’m extremely disappointed in the current crop. Adrian Hart is too twink and Sean Xavier is bland. Aron Ridge was the last black pron to do it for me but he’s performing in cabarets now.
|by Anonymous||replies 42||December 4, 2023 2:15 AM|
The Italian Version has named Kate Middleton. It explains why she went into hiding
|by Anonymous||replies 242||December 4, 2023 2:14 AM|
Tell me about them.
|by Anonymous||replies 48||December 4, 2023 2:08 AM|
She was in The Russians are Coming! The Russians are coming!
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 4, 2023 1:56 AM|
Oh boy, Alexis Bellino needs Andy, a camera, and an orange immediately. It’s all going down while Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador is on tour with the Tres Amigas and “healing” from her DUI hit-and-run arrest.
Alexis was seen hanging out with Shannon’s ex John Janssen at The Quiet Woman of all places. An impromptu snap appeared on Instagram of Alexis and John side-by-side and you just know Shannon is silently rocking back and forth while counting her lemons in a corner somewhere.
Now the rumor mill is saying something might actually be happening between John and Alexis which might send Shan into the outer limits. Radar has the scoop.
Shannon’s former man is wasting no time getting back on the dating scene. Allegedly. While it seemed like the toxic twosome were going to reconcile their relationship, all bets were off when Shannon slammed into a house.
Funny thing, before the accident, Shannon and John were loudly arguing, according to sources. While they probably weren’t fighting about Alexis, Shannon had a run-in with Alexis at a restaurant in Newport Beach where she was indulging in adult beverages. Insiders said Shannon was “bitching” about the RHOC alum while at the eatery.
Welp, now John and Alexis might be chatting each other up. Insiders are saying John is “interested” in Alexis and luckily she just dumped her fiancée. “John and Alexis are talking,” said one spy. Also, John is supposedly “calling and texting” with Alexis after The Quiet Woman meet-up.
Someone else went ahead and said John and Alexis “are dating” which will most likely cause Shannon to completely implode. Despite the photo and the dating buzz, a source close to Shan said John is “an ass” and a “clout chaser,” which sounds about right. They also called John and Alexis’ situation “gross.”
It’s going to be a hot winter in Orange County with all of this going on. At this time, Shannon has made no comment – in public – about John’s new extra-curricular activities.
|by Anonymous||replies 60||December 4, 2023 1:55 AM|
The gays are agog as a KC tribute comes to Palm Springs.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 4, 2023 1:51 AM|
It starts tonight in the UK.
The country themed week has been discontinued this year, so do not expect any tăcos.
Also, the bald hobbit has been replaced.
And there is a decided lack of eye candy among the contestants.
|by Anonymous||replies 294||December 4, 2023 1:46 AM|
Kathryn and Naomi are gone but Vanita is back. A few hot new guys have been added to the cast. Now where the heck did John Pringle go?
|by Anonymous||replies 170||December 4, 2023 1:42 AM|
And how did it all go down
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 4, 2023 1:38 AM|
(Not a real celeb, just somebody fictional you create as an example)
I'm the gambling problem that cost the troubled star their mansion.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 4, 2023 1:33 AM|
The original Fallout games which came out in the late 90s had excellent storytelling, but the modern entries have left much to be desired. That being said, the setting and world itself has always been compelling in the games. The universe of Fallout is an alternate timeline of Earth's history. It's a retrofuturist world with a 1950s sci-fi aesthetic. i asked chat gpt to summarize the setting to make it easier.
'In the Fallout universe, an alternate history unfolds where the world diverged from ours after World War II, adopting a retrofuturistic aesthetic centered around atomic technology. The United States and China become embroiled in a resource war, escalating into a devastating conflict. The Great War of 2077 culminates in a nuclear apocalypse, transforming the world into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Vault-Tec, a pre-war corporation, constructs underground vaults to shelter select citizens from the devastation.'
vault-tec is a company that built nuclear survival shelters all across the usa, but most of them are actually designed to be cruel social experiments with human guinea pigs. Most of the games have you leaving a vault to explore and interact with the outside post-apocalyptic world - with humans trying to rebuild society amongst mutants and monsters created by radiation. The games are highly acclaimed and Fallout is considered to be one of the greatest franchises in gaming history. fallout 1, 2, and new vegas are particularly known for good writing.
|by Anonymous||replies 15||December 4, 2023 1:20 AM|
The dubious dawdles of a perambulating pill grim.
Let there be light.
|by Anonymous||replies 595||December 4, 2023 1:14 AM|
Who is going to win Squid Game?
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 4, 2023 1:13 AM|
Featuring my fave companion, Donna Noble, and DL fave NPH as a hammy gay villain of some sort.
Three episodes coming in November, presumably ending with Ncuti Gatwa's regen.
|by Anonymous||replies 107||December 4, 2023 1:09 AM|
Sister in Christ
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 4, 2023 1:08 AM|
Just comment your favorite female singer of all time. Just one.
You can take her records on your desert island.
|by Anonymous||replies 235||December 4, 2023 1:05 AM|
Buckingham Palace just released its annual Sovereign Grant report, and confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially moved out of Frogmore Cottage. A palace official confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had "only just left" and recently packed up.
After their wedding, Harry and Meghan were gifted Frogmore Cottage by Queen Elizabeth, and refurbished the property through the Sovereign Grant. They have since repaid the entire cost.
Earlier this year, King Charles asked the Sussexes to move out, and a spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan confirmed that "the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage." There was speculation that King Charles wants his brother, Prince Andrew, to move in to Frogmore—thus moving him out of Royal Lodge at Windsor.
Previously, when Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior working royals, it was shared that they would keep Frogmore Cottage as a UK residence "so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom." At the time, Buckingham Palace, too, said Frogmore Cottage "will remain their UK family home."
In June 2022, Prince Harry and Meghan, along with their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, returned to the UK for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee and stayed at Frogmore Cottage. While there, they had a first birthday party for Lili, and Meghan packed up many of their belongings.
When Prince Harry was in the UK to attend preliminary hearings for his phone hacking lawsuit in March 2023, he reportedly stayed at Frogmore Cottage. The Telegraph reported, that he possibly "used the visit to sort out the couple’s belongings and work out what needs to be shipped to the US ahead of vacating the property."
Now, it seems as if Montecito, California is their full time (and only) residence.
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 4, 2023 1:03 AM|
Or whatever the high school equivalent is in other countries?
What is France's "Dazed and Confused"?
Argentina's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"?
UK's "The Breakfast Club"?
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 4, 2023 1:02 AM|
The previous thread's cup was running over.
|by Anonymous||replies 217||December 4, 2023 1:00 AM|
I did enjoy the movie though. It was an interesting look into their life from Priscilla’s POV. It’s even more impressive when you learn it was made on a small budget and filmed completely in 30 days.
Jacob is truly just remarkable.
|by Anonymous||replies 15||December 4, 2023 12:50 AM|
Am I the only one that finds her creepy? The only one that can't stand her?
|by Anonymous||replies 228||December 4, 2023 12:47 AM|
and lecturing me in morals and acting like my requests are inappropriate.
I'm that person who posted a few months ago about how roma gypsy teens are harassing me. Well, it's still happening.
I needed advice on what to do so I asked bing chat, and it just defended them and said it's important to consider the factors that drive them to behave in such a way, to have empathy, blah blah blah. Yes, it's silly to argue with a robot, but I did it anyway, and asked why it's defending a group of scumbags who hassle random people, then the robot told me not to use the word scumbag, and that it's not here to teach me how to swear/insult people, then it suggested we should change the topic.
This pisses me off. Why is it so freakin sanitized? It's not my fault some kids might use it, it's software for adults. Why does it have to be so PG13?
|by Anonymous||replies 15||December 4, 2023 12:44 AM|
Screw you, Ohio
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 4, 2023 12:41 AM|
So anyone hoping they will bring him back somehow, don’t hold your breath. Feige says that door is closed!
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 4, 2023 12:37 AM|
Barely made $1000 per screen this weekend.
Good. It's a terrible film and Emerald Fennell is talent-free.
Barry Keoghan is a good actor but has a face like a slapped ass.
Jacob Elordi's talent eludes me.
But I did find Carey Mulligan fun. perhaps the solution to her is- the smaller the role the better.
|by Anonymous||replies 124||December 4, 2023 12:36 AM|
I've been a big fan of the Carters for ages but this video had lots of minor details about them that I never even knew.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 4, 2023 12:30 AM|
Happy Birthday, Bette!
|by Anonymous||replies 62||December 4, 2023 12:26 AM|
Your turn, Debbie.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 4, 2023 12:21 AM|
According to the Guardian
|by Anonymous||replies 262||December 4, 2023 12:20 AM|
How do I stop from wanting to binge on food at night?😭
|by Anonymous||replies 322||December 4, 2023 12:20 AM|
Women really who do this shit ought to be ashamed. Get a fucking job.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 4, 2023 12:12 AM|
A holiday action flick? Yes please.
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 4, 2023 12:12 AM|
Turning tricks. My grandkids need toys!
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 4, 2023 12:10 AM|
Watch her videos. You deserve her.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 4, 2023 12:08 AM|
I've been playing Wordl since before it was a NY Times game and I've guessed the world correctly on the second try only 5 times. Looking at the bot's analysis, consistently there's tens of thousands of people who guess it on the second word. What is their starting guess? Is there a way to find out?
As we'll come to find out when they destroy the world, the bot is not your friend.
|by Anonymous||replies 311||December 4, 2023 12:07 AM|
Reported to be not so golden after all...
|by Anonymous||replies 116||December 4, 2023 12:01 AM|
What words get on your nerves now?
Convo for conversation
Merch for merchandise
|by Anonymous||replies 31||December 3, 2023 11:57 PM|
I wake up every morning at 4am and have black coffee followed by a poached egg and a Bloody Mary.
|by Anonymous||replies 51||December 3, 2023 11:56 PM|
Taking away his show.
|by Anonymous||replies 67||December 3, 2023 11:55 PM|
[quote] All of Us Strangers won four gongs this evening, adding to its three craft awards, announced in November. The pic’s haul included Best Director and Best Screenplay.
[quote] Paul Mescal shared the Best Supporting Performance gong for his role in the film with Shaun Thomas from Molly Manning Walker’s buzzy debut How To Have Sex.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 3, 2023 11:51 PM|
[QUOTE]Fox News has settled on a successor for Tucker Carlson in the prized 8 pm hour: Jesse Watters, the controversial rightwing commentator. He will take the reins beginning July 17.
|by Anonymous||replies 70||December 3, 2023 11:46 PM|
You only get to choose one.
|by Anonymous||replies 150||December 3, 2023 11:37 PM|
It’s that time of the year again.
|by Anonymous||replies 39||December 3, 2023 11:34 PM|
But could have a non-American director, writer, producer, movie stars
The obvious...Rosemary's Baby......Psycho.......The Shinning
|by Anonymous||replies 15||December 3, 2023 11:30 PM|
The streetlight at the corner of my property, went out last week.
Tonight, for some reason, I pounded the lamp post twice with my closed fist, as I walked by it, and the streetlight came back on.
I'm the fucking Fonz!
Any of you all have any small seemingly magical incidents?
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 3, 2023 11:24 PM|
For a variet ouf reasons, doth emotional and financial, I’ve been unable to leave my Midwestern ranch house for most of the past two decades, but I have watched the complete episodes of The Crown, Downton Abbey, the Oprah interview, and Barbara Walters’s coverage of most of tte recent royal weddings, and my aunt and uncle took an anniversary trip to London in the early 90s.
There shouldn’t be any topics I can’t address—the low quality of British food, the late Queen’s foreign policies, British poverty, how ordinary Britons honor the legacy of Princess Diana in their daily lives, the divine right ouf kings, what life is like in a semi-feudal society, and whether the monarchy will be abolished during or immediately after Charles’s reign.
No subject is off-limits. Fire away—-I’ve got all day.
|by Anonymous||replies 82||December 3, 2023 11:23 PM|
The GOAT album
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 3, 2023 11:22 PM|
A Grand Prairie couple who had just bought their dream vacation home in Mexico both died after the condo exploded, according to family members.
Gabriel Nunez and his wife Marcela Caballero arrived in Tulum, Mexico, on Nov. 17 to furnish and decorate their new condo. The next day the apartment exploded while the couple slept, their daughter Brenda Saldana told Star-Telegram media partner WFAA-TV.
Nunez and Caballero were critically injured with third-degree burns. They were airlifted to a Mexico City hospital where Nunez died the day after Thanksgiving, according to WFAA. Caballero died Nov. 29.
“It was all so sudden and a shock to both me and my brother and right now, we’re just trying to figure out everything out on our own,” Saldana told WFAA.
Saldana said at first she couldn’t believe it when she learned of the explosion. Her mother had just sent her a video of the newly-furnished apartment, WFAA reported.
“It was a brand-new property,” Saldana told WFAA. “So I never would think that could have happened.”
Dallas lawyer Juan Hernandez has filed a lawsuit against the property owners of Selva Norte, where the explosion happened.
Hernandez told WFAA that explosions like this are not uncommon in Mexico, especially in areas where there are a lot of new buildings. In this case, residents at Selva Norte had complained about gas leaking the day before Nunez and Caballero’s condo exploded.
“Personal injury is almost nonexistent in Mexico, save for except a few situations,” Hernandez said to WFAA. “This may be one of them where the developers are going to be held liable criminally.”
Nunez and Caballero leave behind a 22-year-old daughter Brenda and a 17-year-old son.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help cover the couple’s medical expenses and funeral costs.
“There is a lot of people in need. This family is certainly one of them,” Hernandez told WFAA.
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 3, 2023 11:21 PM|
I think I'm in love, with both of them.
|by Anonymous||replies 81||December 3, 2023 11:19 PM|
The second verse is the best, very nostalgic and otherworldly.
|by Anonymous||replies 17||December 3, 2023 11:18 PM|
Vid of this screencap inside
|by Anonymous||replies 211||December 3, 2023 11:06 PM|
This is a good overview of 20 of pop cultures most cherished plastic surgery freaks.
My only quibble is that they cheated in the Jocelyn Cat Woman Wildenstein segment, mixing in pictures and people who are NOT Joceyln. As you can see in the preview below. The other 19 segments are true portrayals of the horrors!
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 3, 2023 10:59 PM|
So good! I love horrible moms!
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 3, 2023 10:59 PM|
The House has voted….
|by Anonymous||replies 118||December 3, 2023 10:57 PM|
REX REED! He’s bitchy, entertainingly hilarious, insightful, brutally honest, and is thoroughly missed. Read the excerpts and see if you don’t agree
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 3, 2023 10:57 PM|
[post redacted because linking to dailymail.co.uk clearly indicates that the poster is either a troll or an idiot (probably both, honestly.) Our advice is that you just ignore this poster but whatever you do, don't click on any link to this putrid rag.]
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 3, 2023 10:53 PM|
You don't get that kind of abuse in a Pret A Manger.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 3, 2023 10:52 PM|
Mr. Ronald Liter, better known to eldergay porn aficionados as Eric Manchester, one of the 80s top stars, passed away at the age of 58 on Mar. 12 of this year.
People have been asking for years if anyone knew if Eric made it through the plague, hoping and praying he was still alive. Until now no one has been able to come up with much of anything. All sorts of stories were around. Some said he married a woman and had a gaggle of kids, while others claimed he was in prison for a long time. I'm glad he made it through, and for all outward appearances had a somewhat happy life, per his obituary. He was apparently living back in Oklahoma.
Ronald Eugene Liter
August 26, 1964 ~ March 12, 2023 (age 58)
Ronald Eugene Liter was born August 26, 1964 in Dallas to Donald and Patricia (Hampton) Liter. He passed away March 12, 2023 in San Francisco at the age of 58. Ronald was raised by Donald and Doris Liter growing up in Oklahoma and Indiana. He was a gentle soul who loved his four sisters and other family. He loved helping and serving others, cooking, eating, nature and the outdoors.
Ronald is preceded in death by his father, Donald Liter; brother, Randy Harris; grandparents, Elis and Bertha Crawford, Winston Murphy.
Survivors include his birth mother, Patricia Gilbert of Texas; mother, Doris Liter of McAllister; sisters, Donna Harper (Rory) of Martinsville, Indiana, Karen Moore of LaFollette, Tennessee, Samantha Moore of McAllister, Jessica Liter of Shelbyville, Kentucky; along with other family and friends.
A graveside funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at the Wellston Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.
|by Anonymous||replies 48||December 3, 2023 10:46 PM|
Is it a serial killer? Does anyone here frequent this establishment? Sounds like my idea of a personal hell, so I would never. But apparently hot, young, rich men are being targeted and offed leaving the Brooklyn Mirage. Some are saying it's a serial killer and others are saying all these deaths are mere coincidence. In any case, watch your asses and use the buddy system!
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 3, 2023 10:44 PM|
The meteoric political rise of George Santos and the web of fabulist tales it was built on are getting a movie treatment. HBO Films has optioned the rights to Mark Chiusano’s new book The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos, which was published on November 28, 2023.
The film, now in development, is described as a forensic and darkly comic look at the crazy, unprecedented congressional race on Long Island that led to Santos being elected to Congress. It comes from Frank Rich, who executive produced HBO’s Emmy-winning Washington DC satire Veep as well as the network’s Emmy-winning drama Succession.
Written by Mike Makowsky (HBO’s Bad Education), the film tells the story of a seemingly minor local race that wound up a battle for the soul of Long Island, and unexpectedly carved the path for the world’s most famous (and now disgraced) congressman. It follows the Gatsby-esque journey of a man from nowhere who exploited the system, waged war on truth and swindled one of the wealthiest districts in the country to achieve his American Dream.
|by Anonymous||replies 24||December 3, 2023 10:38 PM|
It's a serious plague affecting the Wisconsin city.
The Genoa City Police Department should investigate but Police Chief Paul Williams is MIA. He's rumored to have quit and gone to Portugal.
Show needs Jill back to spice things up. If Jess Walton won't do it, they could always recast the role . . .
|by Anonymous||replies 427||December 3, 2023 10:37 PM|
If you’re a romance flick kind of gurlie like myself, you’ll like this one.
It’s a foreign film that takes place in NYC. It’s a Rom-Dramedy, as I call it. It’s too serious at times to be a straight up rom-com but also is a rom-com, so it’s a rom-dramedy.
I liked this movie! It was fun and sweet and engaging and not overlong. Never boring. Not super cheesy like some. It was good.
It’s about a Turkish man and Turkish woman who come to NYC and while waiting for their luggage at the airport they both notice one another because they’re both so attractive. Her luggage is taken by someone else who has the same exact luggage as her so he helps her to find the man who accidentally took her luggage based on what’s inside his luggage. They spend the night in NYC getting to know one another, eating dinner and going to a club to dance etc. he lets her know he is married out of the gate and he doesn’t cheat on his wife. She has different plans.
It was actually so good. The only gripe I have is that the version I had was with dubbed voiceovers in English. I don’t know if you can turn that off in the settings and just stick with subtitles. The good thing is it wasn’t distracting in this movie like it can be in some. Probably because some of what they say is actually in English as it takes place in NYC, so when they speak to anyone who isn’t each other they speak in English anyway. However, the dubbed voice is used for those lines also.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 10:32 PM|
I'm the Soviet apartment buildings, setting the bleak mood.
|by Anonymous||replies 72||December 3, 2023 10:30 PM|
I want to order seven different items, which are supposed to arrive within a range of five days.
But I can't take off of work for five days, just to wait for my damn packages to arrive.
And I live in an apartment building, so they can't just leave it at the front door.
Is there any way around this?
I haven't placed my order yet, because I'm in a conundrum about the delivery.
|by Anonymous||replies 16||December 3, 2023 10:15 PM|
Hisham Awartani, one of the three Palestinian college students who were shot while walking in Vermont over Thanksgiving weekend, is paralyzed from the chest down after a bullet became lodged in his spine, his mother said.
Awartani’s family has launched a GoFundMe fundraiser to help the 20-year-old junior at Brown University, who is scheduled to be released from the hospital next week and then go on to receive rehabilitation care, said his mother, Elizabeth Price, in a statement to CNN.
“We believe that Hisham will meet this challenge with the same determination I’ve witnessed this week,” she said. “The fund will help cover costs associated with his rehabilitation, air travel of his family and expenses related to the adaptive needs of his new reality.”
Awartani and his two longtime friends from the Israeli-occupied West Bank – Kinnan Abdalhamid of Haverford College and Tahseen Ali Ahmad of Trinity College – were out for a walk on Saturday in Burlington, chatting as they often did in English and Arabic, when they were shot, according to Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad. Two of the men were also wearing traditional Palestinian scarves known as keffiyehs at the time of the attack, he said.
In addition to Awartani’s life-altering spinal injury, the two other men were shot in the upper torso and lower extremities and hospitalized in the ICU, according to police. Both of the victims have since been released from the hospital.
Abdalhamid’s parents said in a statement Tuesday evening they are “extremely relieved” he was released from the hospital but “know that this tragedy will shape the rest of our lives.”
“Kinnan told us that he was afraid to leave the hospital,” they said. “Our child may be physically well enough to be out of the hospital, but he is still shaken from this horrific attack.”
The suspect in the attack, 48-year-old Jason J. Eaton, was arrested Sunday and charged with three counts of attempted murder, to which he has pleaded not guilty. Authorities say they haven’t determined a motive in the attack but have said they are investigating whether the incident was motivated by hate.
“It’s been a gut-wrenching and difficult six days, but it’s also been a remarkable and awe-inspiring time - first to watch Hisham and his two childhood friends meet this experience with resilience, strength and even deep concern for others,” Price said Saturday. “…and second to see and feel the incredible support from all over the world, including messages of love and support from many of you.”
If the full amount raised by the GoFundMe isn’t needed, the money will go toward a fund to support other Palestinians who are more vulnerable and “much less fortunate than him,” Price said.
“We ask that you stand in solidarity with all those who ache knowing the natural conclusion of dehumanization of any people is hateful violence,” her statement reads.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 3, 2023 10:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 74||December 3, 2023 10:12 PM|
This is a NO. You will not go through my messages, photos, browser history, etc unless I offer to let you look.
|by Anonymous||replies 26||December 3, 2023 10:09 PM|
Who's your favorite porn bottom in recent years. Say, someone that's worked in the last 5 or so years (leeway on that).
Here's one of my favorites, Beau from Corbin Fisher. I don't think he does studio porn anymore but worked probably up until 2020. He loved getting plowed and was hard all-the-time... a requirement imo. He also sucked dick and kissed... which are important as well. I'll post a nsfw pic of him in action inside.
Try to post a pic - or at least a link to a pic - along with a name. Thanks and good luck.
|by Anonymous||replies 252||December 3, 2023 10:06 PM|
I'm the riding crop used on that son of a bitch.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 3, 2023 10:03 PM|
Michael holds the secret to blow up Nina's new marriage to Sonny.
Anna Devane is adjusting to life living in an apartment, while the Pikeman dangers loom in the background.
Meanwhile Ava is selling Wyndemere and Spoon Island for a cool $25 million. Will Cyrus be the buyer?
|by Anonymous||replies 287||December 3, 2023 9:54 PM|
Michael Voris, founder and president of St. Michael’s Media and Church Militant, has resigned at the request of its board of directors, the Catholic media organization confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Reports of Voris’ ouster initially surfaced Tuesday morning.
“We understand this is a shock to you all, but our founder and former CEO is stepping aside and focusing on his personal health,” the statement added. “The Board of Directors has chosen not to disclose Michael’s private matters to the public. The apostolate will be praying for him, and we kindly ask you to do the same.”
Translation: he got caught being a big 'mo
More about this creep:
He’s hosted MTG for interviews in which the pair agreed that the Catholic Church is “satanic” under relatively moderate Pope Francis.
Voris last year also briefly employed fellow homocon “ex-gay” Milo Yiannopoulos to flog Catholic bric-a-brac on the site’s home shopping channel.
He declared that violence is always an option when dealing with the enemies of the Catholic Church.
|by Anonymous||replies 64||December 3, 2023 9:50 PM|
Currently filming S3
|by Anonymous||replies 599||December 3, 2023 9:48 PM|
Pirate Steve tried to ride Constantine The Greek all the way back to his homeland.
Alex "fisted" Xander at least once this week.
Sticky fingers Theresa moved too fast for Maggie to catch her.
Dr. Stinkface still lived up to her DL nickname after her One-Eyed Jack gave her some flowers.
|by Anonymous||replies 23||December 3, 2023 9:47 PM|
“ One celebrity who has been very quiet as of late, who usually interjects his opinion whether we want or not has a very good reason for remaining silent. The celebrity, who is an A+/A list mostly movie actor who sometime directs, is married to a woman who is part of a family of arms dealers and specifically an uncle who is the largest arms supplier to Hamas and Hezbollah. So, our celebrity stays quiet.”
|by Anonymous||replies 39||December 3, 2023 9:45 PM|
I like it a lot and find it catchy.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 9:44 PM|
Will he be Oscar nominated?
|by Anonymous||replies 58||December 3, 2023 9:43 PM|
I love Henry Mancini
|by Anonymous||replies 158||December 3, 2023 9:39 PM|
Check it out!
|by Anonymous||replies 63||December 3, 2023 9:21 PM|
Former President Donald Trump (44%) leads President Biden (42%) in a head-to-head 2024 election matchup for the first time in months, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.
The survey of 1,584 U.S. adults, which was conducted from Nov. 9 to 13, also shows that a clear majority of them now share concerns over Biden’s age and competence that were once largely limited to partisan opponents, suggesting an uphill battle ahead for the 80-year-old president as he seeks a second term.
The trend lines are stark. Today, a full 54% of Americans say that Biden, the oldest Oval Office occupant in U.S. history, no longer has “the competence to carry out the job of president,” up from 41% in June 2020 and 49% as recently as February of this year.
Meanwhile, less than a third of Americans (31%) still think Biden, who turns 81 next week, is competent. In August 2021 — seven months into his presidency — that number was 15 points higher (46%), and just since February it has fallen an additional 4 points (from 35%).
Worries over the president’s “health and mental acuity” have followed a similar arc. In June 2020, most Americans (52%) said they were “slightly concerned” or “not concerned” about the issue, while fewer (48%) said they were “somewhat concerned” or very concerned.”
But now, a mere 36% say they are slightly concerned or not concerned — and 64% say they are somewhat concerned or very concerned.
To counter such fears, Biden’s supporters often note that his likely opponent, the 77-year-old Trump, is only three and a half years his junior, and that the Democrat’s busy schedule and substantive list of accomplishments contradict the Republican caricature of a hapless senior citizen.
The problem, however, is that the public isn’t buying their argument — at least not yet. More Americans say Trump is “fit to be president” (38%) than say the same about Biden (24%, down from 27% in September).
And a full 80% now say Biden’s age is at least a small problem, up from 77% in September — while 55% say it’s a large problem (up from 52%).
To test the deeper dynamics influencing perceptions of age and competence, Yahoo News and YouGov asked respondents how much they have “heard in the media” about various political stories “over the last few years.”
Unfortunately for Biden, less than a quarter of Americans have “heard a lot” about his signature legislative achievements: “Congress passing a law that will enable Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices” (23%); “Congress passing infrastructure investments in 2021” (20%); “Congress passing climate and clean-energy investments in 2022” (18%); and “Congress passing a gun safety law in 2022” (14%).
In contrast, far more Americans have heard a lot about Biden “physically stumbling at public events” (47%); making “verbal gaffes” (41%) and “falling asleep at public events” (33%).
It’s not particularly surprising, then, that just under a quarter of Americans (24%) think Biden has accomplished “a lot” as president.
The split screen with Trump is telling here. Despite being the second-oldest president in U.S. history — and despite 40% of Americans saying they’ve heard a lot about his verbal gaffes as well — the Republican has suffered almost no rise in worries about his competence or age since 2020.
Right now, 43% of Americans say Trump has the competence to carry out the job of president, and less than half (44%) say they are concerned about his health and mental acuity. In the summer of 2020, those numbers were 44% and 46%, respectively.
At the same time, 39% of Americans think Trump accomplished a lot as president — 15 points higher than Biden’s rating on the same question.
|by Anonymous||replies 344||December 3, 2023 9:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 23||December 3, 2023 9:19 PM|
In Justin Torres’s lyrical new novel, “Blackouts,” .... erasure poetry and queer history collide to create one epic conversation between a pivotal 20th-century queer sexology text and two unreliable queer Puerto Rican narrators (or perhaps three, depending how you read the genre-bending conclusion).
|by Anonymous||replies 24||December 3, 2023 9:16 PM|
His name is Michael Voris of Church Militant. Voris is interviewing Jacky Eubanks, who is running for state rep, 63rd district in Michigan.
Hang onto birth control (well, okay, we don't need it) and your marriage license (oh yes, he's talking to you). They're coming for you.
|by Anonymous||replies 46||December 3, 2023 9:10 PM|
An epic story of greed and envy in which bloviating orange shit pile Donald Dump attempts a coup. The only people ready to stop him are humble preachers Jack Smith and Fani Willis. Supporting characters include Tanya Chutkan, Letitia James and Arthur Engoron. Includes a special appearance by Aileen Cannon as The Horse. Previous thread below. Please fill up thread #63 before posting here.
|by Anonymous||replies 311||December 3, 2023 9:10 PM|
What’s the best way to go about buying a new vehicle? Best way to negotiate a price? I will need to finance. Is it better to arrange financing through my bank prior to going to the dealership or better to finance through the dealership?
|by Anonymous||replies 11||December 3, 2023 9:09 PM|
311 votes to expel.
|by Anonymous||replies 118||December 3, 2023 8:59 PM|
At Jaclyn‘a wedding…
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 3, 2023 8:48 PM|
This one made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
Please talk me down off the ledge, DLers!
|by Anonymous||replies 101||December 3, 2023 8:39 PM|
I asked this question before, and got contradicting answers? When he quit the NFL, he was quoted as saying he had the support of his GIRLFRIEND SHANNON ! nOW VISITED THAT QUESTION AGAIN, AND DIFFERENT BLOGS SAYHE IS MARRIED AND OTHERS SAY HE ISN'T (NO PROOF!). So, who is correct? [I wish he would return to the NFL!!]
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 3, 2023 8:37 PM|
I hadn't thought of him in a long time until last night when I saw a reference to him on the "When your head is too small for your body" thread. Is he still acting? I know his Christian fundamentalist wife has popped out at least one crotch dropping.
|by Anonymous||replies 27||December 3, 2023 8:35 PM|
It makes me want to vomit. I especially hate those who hold food in their mouths and talk with their mouths full. Swallow it, bitch!
|by Anonymous||replies 37||December 3, 2023 8:31 PM|
In the lobby of the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA shelter in Pomona, Nikole Bresciani gestured toward rows of kennels erected a few months ago to house an influx of stray cats. In another area, pop-up crates for dogs were stacked on wheels.
To Bresciani, the president and chief executive of the shelter, it was more evidence of the flood of animals coming into the facility since the COVID lockdown.
“We’re inundated,” she said of her organization, which provides shelter services for a dozen cities in the region. “We’ve never had kennels in the lobby for cats.”
An overcrowding crisis has gripped animal shelters across the state and nationwide, exacerbated by a shortage of veterinarians, the high cost of pet care and the overwhelming of rescue organizations, which traditionally take on the overflow from shelters and largely rely on volunteers to foster animals in their homes.
The Animal Care Centers of New York City, which runs the city's public animal shelters, announced in October that it was closed for most dog surrenders because it was too full. Earlier this year, shelters in North Carolina and Texas also temporarily suspended most intakes for similar reasons.
"We are out of space for new arrivals," the New York City organization said on its website, requesting that people take stray dogs into their homes instead of to a shelter.
Adoptions aren’t keeping up with the number of dogs coming in, leading to higher euthanasia rates, according to Shelter Animals Count, a nonprofit that tracks shelter statistics nationwide. In California, 9% of dogs at government-run or contracted shelters and rescue organizations were put down from January through October last year, and 13% were put down through October of this year, according to the group’s online database. The figures are similar nationally.
“We can’t get the animals out fast enough,” said Cynthia Rigney, board president of the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society, which shelters homeless animals from Temple City, San Gabriel and Duarte. “We are all under the gun. It’s a mess.”
At the seven shelters run by Los Angeles County's Department of Animal Care and Control, pandemic and “managed intake” protocols that limited dog admissions resulted in fewer dogs in shelter kennels and euthanasias dipping in 2020 and 2021. But those numbers have since increased.
Many clinics considered spaying and neutering animals nonessential during the height of the pandemic and cut back on performing the procedures. Now, shelters say they are seeing more pregnant dogs and more puppies.
Rigney said backyard breeding rose after the pandemic began as well, especially that of larger dogs that require a higher level of maintenance.
“Cute little huskies grow up to be big husky dogs — they need to be trained and walked,” she said, adding that they're among the dogs that are ending up in shelters. “We’re primarily filled with big dogs.”
To address the overcrowding, the Los Angeles City Council recently moved to halt new permits for dog breeding until the six shelters it operates are down to 75% capacity for three months in a row.
L.A. County considered making the same move, but in a recent report, Marcia Mayeda, director of the county Department of Animal Care and Control, advised against it, saying litters from breeders are not driving shelter intakes. Mayeda said that in the last decade, the department had issued at most two breeding licenses annually. Meanwhile, the city of L.A. issued 2,152 licenses to breed dogs just last year.
The city of L.A. has set a goal of saving at least 90% of impounded animals. It has met the benchmark for dogs in recent years, but not for cats, according to statistics posted on its website.
Its approach, however, has critics who argue that keeping animals alive but locked in kennels in overcrowded conditions is inhumane, and worse than euthanizing them peacefully.
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 3, 2023 8:30 PM|
It's happened to all of us. We think, sometimes for years, that the lyrics of a song are one thing, but it turns out to be something totally different.
For me: I used to think Billy Idol was saying, "How's about a date" instead of "Eyes without a face".
How about you?
DISCLAIMER: Is there at least one related thread on this topic? Probably. Am I going to bother to try and search for it? Absolutely not. So there!
|by Anonymous||replies 259||December 3, 2023 8:11 PM|
I can keep going. What a beauty. My ovaries can’t handle it. I’ve been watching videos of him for the last 3 hours straight! It’s now 8pm and I still haven’t eaten supper!
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 8:10 PM|
We approach the end of the season, and these pressing matters remain to resolve:
Will Misery ever end? Has he smashed his last racquet?
Will Legz regain his winning Paris form? Will Boris buy him a jock strap?
Will (not so) Young Grigor keep his current rich vein of form, and maybe even find a gurlfriend?
Has Il Gingio finally figured out how to win tournaments? Will all the french butter put a few pounds on him?
What has happened to Carlitos?? Will he get his teefs fixed in the short off-season?
Who will Sascha beat up if he doesn't win Turin?
Can anyone stop Novaxx in Turin, and will he get a 7th ATP finals trophy?
Oh yeah, and it must be windy down in Cancun. All the ladies are there, and a bunch of them have sand in their cooters over something or other.
Have at, gurls!
|by Anonymous||replies 541||December 3, 2023 8:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 83||December 3, 2023 8:07 PM|
Those are misnomers I've heard people call actual movies simply by adding and apostrophe and s. What are other similar misnomers you've seen or heard?
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 3, 2023 8:05 PM|
I was hoping that someone else would start this DL Tradition thread but since it doesn't look like it, guess I will
Number 26 is Svetlana
|by Anonymous||replies 57||December 3, 2023 8:04 PM|
Any lesbian rumours about her?
She was great friends with woman-lover Marlene Deitrich.
Her second husband Dante was obviously gay. She said on The Rosie O'Donnell Show in 1998 that she married him because she was tired of the grandkids asking her if he was her roommate.
I keep getting lez/bi vibes from her. Her smile, the way she moved, her kissing Rosie O'Donnell on the lips multiple times on her show.
I watched White Christmas for the first time yesterday and then watched some of her other performances and she just pings. Too bad she got fat.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 3, 2023 8:03 PM|
“I thought a lot of my misery was due to leadership more broadly having a thing against me. But … my life has completely transformed. It’s crazy. And it’s that that made me realise it was kind of just [Pelosi] the whole time.”
|by Anonymous||replies 128||December 3, 2023 7:59 PM|
Because LGBT groups have been labeled as "extremist" the way terrorist groups are
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 3, 2023 7:57 PM|
Maybe he’s just there for a hand job.
|by Anonymous||replies 15||December 3, 2023 7:57 PM|
Is it drugs? Mental illness? A combo of the two? Why would he make up the story about Charlie Sheen raping Corey Haim? He comes across as a psychopath. I just watched a video of Corey Haim’s sister calling him out about that. WTF is wrong with him? He thinks he’s Michael Jackson and now he’s accused of sexual abuse.
Does anyone remember him on Howard Stern with his father? They had to remove the father because he was going to beat him up.
How did Corey Feldman even become famous? He was always ugly, couldn’t act, and had the personality of a troll.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 3, 2023 7:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 34||December 3, 2023 7:51 PM|
Queers vs Ex-Queers who now are straight (lol). This is another interesting one. But not as good as the trans one.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 3, 2023 7:45 PM|
I'm not putting a date on this thread .
|by Anonymous||replies 454||December 3, 2023 7:28 PM|
(Reuters) - President Joe Biden's name will not be on New Hampshire's primary ballot, but top Democrats are organizing a shoe-string, write-in campaign aimed at preventing an embarrassing loss for the president that might fuel concerns about his 2024 election prospects.
Thousands of voters have already committed to the effort along with county and local party chairs, said California Congressman Ro Khanna, who will lead a call with organizers on Thursday evening on the effort.
For an incumbent president, primary races -- the state-by-state competitions that nominate a political party's official presidential candidate -- are normally a perfunctory affair.
But Biden's decision to sit out New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary on Jan. 23 and ongoing concerns about his general election prospects have attracted intra-party rivals for the White House like Minnesota congressman Dean Phillips.
Phillips and others hope to use New Hampshire as a way to transform their long-shot bids into credible candidacies - a strategy that has some historical precedent.
Pro-Biden Democrats' volunteer-focused effort, with just a $100,000 budget, will encourage primary voters to put Biden's name on the New Hampshire ballot. The plan includes putting a volunteer to explain the process at each of New Hampshire's over-300 polling stations, and distributing pamphlets and printouts.
"It speaks to the loyalty that so many people have in New Hampshire for the Democratic Party and the President," Khanna said in an interview.
New Hampshire represents the first test of voter enthusiasm for a president battered by a series of polls that show his multi-racial and multi-generational coalition fraying, and its success or failure will be closely watched.
"This write-in campaign is not quite an insurance policy, but it's definitely a rearguard action to fight against 'What if Biden doesn't win the New Hampshire primary' and what that would signal to the press and to the rest of the political world," said Andrew Smith, a political science professor at The University of New Hampshire.
Lyndon B. Johnson, then the Democratic incumbent, shunned the New Hampshire primary in 1968 due to over-confidence, only to see an insurgent campaign from Minnesota, U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy and his anti-Vietnam platform. Johnson supporters mounted a barely successful write-campaign, but a weakened Johnson dropped out of the race weeks later.
The primary will also offer the state's Democratic voters their first chance to protest Biden's decision to replace New Hampshire at the top of the party's primary calendar with South Carolina.
At about 90% non-Hispanic white, versus less than 60% in the rest of the country, New Hampshire is no longer considered a good predictor of Democratic presidential success. But New Hampshire officials refused to change the state's primary date; as a result, the Democratic winner will not amass any delegates needed to win the nomination.
Biden is not expected to campaign in the state ahead of the primary and his rivals - Phillips and self-help guru Marianne Williamson - are seizing on his absence.
Phillips is kicking off a 10-day tour of New Hampshire on Friday that includes traditional stops at diners and college campuses and fundraisers in private homes.
Pass the Torch, a super PAC supporting Phillips is running ads in New Hampshire critical of Biden, including one titled 'Trump is Winning' and another that compares Biden’s campaign to a burning dynamite fuse.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 3, 2023 7:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 79||December 3, 2023 7:23 PM|
Granted I didn't know a ton of elderly people outside of family and friends, but have the rates just skyrocketed? It seems like every 4th person I know is dealing with a parent that has it. I'm hearing a lot more about early Alzheimers and it seems like it's hitting the famous community particularly hard. I have a lot of older customers at my job and I'm sad to watch them exhibit signs of it. What are the stats? What causes it?
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 3, 2023 7:11 PM|
I wanted to like this one, but sadly I just didn’t. If the film focused solely on what the trailer is selling it would have been a lot better, but we do not get into the story of him selling out to sell copies of a book until almost an hour into the movie. The movie is about Monk’s love life, family life and everyday life as much as his work life.
I understand it’s satire and I think the scenes about him writing a book filled with black stereotypes as a joke but it actually gets published and becomes a best seller were amazing. They were witty and clever. But the scenes about his home life, finding a home for his mother who now has Alzheimer’s, his sister suddenly dying, his brother who just recently came out of the closet later in life, the neighbor he starts a relationship with etc. were pretty boring overall and became annoying by the end of the movie, and I think part of that is because none of that is even hinted in the trailers. The trailers sells a film about a man educated black author who writes a book filled with black stereotypes and uses a moniker and cosplays as a black stereotype in order to sell books, as white people eat up a former criminal who is now an author. There is actually not much of that in the movie.
However, this is just my opinion. Many seem to like it and as I left the 100% filled theater of almost all white people, there were people who seemed to love it. Maybe the movie had a point.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 7:02 PM|
The Amazing Race is expanding to 90 minutes, as is Survivor, and together they'll make up the full Wednesday night schedule on CBS this fall.
|by Anonymous||replies 241||December 3, 2023 6:58 PM|
Today, a second generation Mexican-American woman, who is a graphic novel artist who suffers from depression, shares her guilt about hiring a Latinx (her chosen term) housekeeper. The author depicts herself as a stocky, body positive woman with blue hair which is shaved on one side to reveal multiple piercings on one of her ears.
Why does this sound like an AI prompt.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 3, 2023 6:58 PM|
Anyone else watching? Promises to be bizarre…
|by Anonymous||replies 11||December 3, 2023 6:32 PM|
Per day, that my man needs?
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 3, 2023 6:29 PM|
... and who most certainly will not?
|by Anonymous||replies 156||December 3, 2023 6:28 PM|
Every year Variety does two different Actors on Actors segments, with the first being Actors who had a good year “moment” in a series interviewing each other and then later in the year they do the same thing but with Actors who had a good “moment” in Films. This is the films segment.
Whoever got this lineup deserves a raise. It’s good. And I like that they paired some actors who have worked together and know each other vs. actors who you would never expect to see sitting with one another (like when they paired Rob Patterson with J Lo). Of course there are a few random pairings in there but it works.
This years lineup looks great! Will be watching all of these. And guess who isn’t there because he isn’t having a moment in film despite a certain poster here claiming he is? Matt Bomer. Lmao. You just know he would rush to do this if asked, but you know he wasn’t for his 2 minute role in Maestro. Lmao.
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 3, 2023 6:20 PM|
Labour is such a mess.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 3, 2023 6:14 PM|
Tonight's guest on Inside the Actor's is the esteemed actress Michelle Pfeiffer.
She discusses her upbringing, her craft, working with Al Pacino, and as a fun treat the new special features film Stardust.
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 3, 2023 6:08 PM|
The store looks rather cramped. I wonder where this store was. I'm nostalgic for the A&P but not for those paper bags with no handles that you had to carry underneath.
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 3, 2023 5:56 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 215||December 3, 2023 5:52 PM|
The spinoff to X-Rated: NYC is here! Now it makes sense why Dante Colle, who lives out west was cast in the NYC season, so he could be who is used for the spinoff and he gives the two seasons a connection.
Omg I am excited to watch this trashy fun show!
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 3, 2023 5:46 PM|
You are why I frequent Dl.
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 3, 2023 5:40 PM|
This is one of the most FUCKED up cult docs yet (HBO MAX)
Spoiler I guess:
This chick was nothing more than a depressed and bipolar alcoholic, and these fucking idiots thought she was God.
Probably one of the dumbest cults ever as this was the most basic bitch ever. A drunk.
I am only on the 2nd episode of 3.
|by Anonymous||replies 53||December 3, 2023 5:20 PM|
Curious what others think. Will reserve my thoughts for now to not bias discussion.
Sure to be some good takes on this.
|by Anonymous||replies 339||December 3, 2023 5:09 PM|
This is Tanner. He was arrested for possession of narcotics. I just want to give him a hug
|by Anonymous||replies 461||December 3, 2023 4:57 PM|
Having binged all four episodes, with the rest being released in December, all I can say is... Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
|by Anonymous||replies 32||December 3, 2023 4:54 PM|
Forget Faye vs. Bacall, here's a real cunt-off!
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 3, 2023 4:44 PM|
Looking good, so hot! Well, he's 42 now.
|by Anonymous||replies 90||December 3, 2023 4:42 PM|
I can voice into the remote where I want to go.
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 3, 2023 4:41 PM|
'The Brady Bunch' star Barry Williams, actress Mira Sorvino, and NFL player Adrian Peterson will also be competing for the mirrorball trophy when season 32 kicks off on Sept. 26
The cast of Dancing with the Stars season 32 has finally been unveiled!
On Wednesday, Good Morning America announced the new cast of the upcoming season of ABC's beloved dance competition show.
Real estate mogul and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Mauricio Umansky is set to be paired with pro Emma Slater, singer Jason Mraz is competing with partner Daniella Karagach, and actress Alyson Hannigan is partnered with pro Sasha Farber.
Also joining the cast is actress Mira Sorvino with partner Gleb Savchenko, NFL player Adrian Peterson with Britt Stewart, The Brady Bunch star Barry Williams with Peta Murgatroyd, and supermodel Tyson Beckford with pro Jenna Johnson.
Rounding out the cast is Marvel star Xochitl Gomez with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, Too Hot to Handle star Harry Jowsey with Rylee Arnold (the younger sister of alum Lindsay Arnold), singer/social media star Lele Pons with pro Brandon Armstrong, and comedian and actor Matt Walsh with partner Koko Iwasaki.
Heading into Wednesday, fans already knew former Bachelorette star Charity Lawson would be competing on season 32, as well as Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix. However, their partners were still unknown.
Wednesday's GMA segment confirmed Lawson will be dancing with pro Artem Chigvintsev while Madix is competing with pro Pasha Pashkov.
The full cast announcement comes one day after GMA revealed actress Jamie Lynn Spears would be competing on the series this fall with pro Alan Bersten.
"I don't know if one can ever be 100% ready to take on something this big; I didn't realize what a commitment it is, but it definitely is. I'm ready to challenge myself," she said on the show, before announcing she'll be donating her weekly earnings to SAG-AFTRA and the WGA amid their ongoing strike.
Madix, 38, was the first cast member to be announced for season 32 back in July. On Good Morning America, judge Derek Hough said, "This season on Dancing with the Stars, we are going absolutely mad — mad for Madix! Say goodbye to the drama and hello to the dance floor!"
Lawson, 27, found out that she would be taking part in the dance competition on the Bachelorette finale after getting engaged to Dotun Olubeko.
"So I know you like to cut up, you like to dance and you like to get down," Olubeko, 30, said to Lawson. "And you know that we've talked about this about how amazing this opportunity would be, and I am so happy to be the one to tell you that you’re going to be on Dancing with the Stars."
The new cast members will compete in front of judges Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Len Goodman had announced his retirement as head judge in November 2022 before his death on April 24 at age 78.
In addition to changes at the judges’ table, ABC announced in March 2023 that Julianne Hough and Alfonso Ribeiro are slated to co-host DWTS season 32. The announcement came three days after news that Tyra Banks would exit the series following three seasons as host.
As the news was announced on GMA Monday, the judges, pro dancers and hosts kicked off the segment with an upbeat dance number before the full cast was officially unveiled. The full season 32 cast then joined the judges, pro dancers and hosts on the GMA stage to celebrate the exciting announcement.
Hannigan, 49, was asked whether her How I Met Your Mother costars knew about her casting in advance, to which she said she "took the keep everything wraps" requirement "very seriously." She hadn't even told one of her best friends.
"I'm a rule follower," she added. "I haven't told anyone."
After Beckford, 52, gave fans a taste of his dance moves, Pons, 27, got a special message from "sis" Paris Hilton. "I know you're gonna kill it," the reality star and businesswoman said.
|by Anonymous||replies 233||December 3, 2023 4:35 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 600||December 3, 2023 4:33 PM|
And of course most leave service and enter law enforcement.
|by Anonymous||replies 11||December 3, 2023 4:22 PM|
23, 6'1, 220#. So pure and fresh faced! He's probably a virgin.
|by Anonymous||replies 62||December 3, 2023 4:18 PM|
Any other misapprehensions of childhood to share, you fellow neurotics or misinterpreters?
I also confused Liberace with Grandpa on "The Munsters," which made me think that every vampire was somehow nasty and "after me." I don't define what that meant, but I was damned sure I didn't want Liberace anywhere near me, no way, no how.
|by Anonymous||replies 21||December 3, 2023 4:05 PM|
One time my boyfriend suddenly said to me “let’s get married”. We snuck out of town on his motorcycle in the middle of January and got married at the court house. Then we rented a motel room at Willy’s motor lodge off of a state highway because we were so fucking cold. Things heated up real fast inside the room when I came out of the bathroom wearing a mauve peignoir. He goes “you sure look classy”. Oh wait. Maybe he said “you sure look trashy”. Anyway the marriage was doomed from the start since we're gay and the marriage wasn't even legal despite the courthouse appearance. He went off to the Navy after that and died of some disease he caught in Mexico. Hee her.
|by Anonymous||replies 27||December 3, 2023 3:36 PM|
I want dinner with Dan Abrams.
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 3, 2023 3:33 PM|
I can’t wait to watch this one! It looks amazing.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 3, 2023 3:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 3, 2023 3:31 PM|
A Milwaukee man charged in 2022 after more than 100 animals – including dogs, turtles and alligators – were rescued from his home has been court ordered not to have any animals, except for two birds and two dogs, for one year.
Larry McAdoo, 47, was charged with a felony and 11 misdemeanors after the discovery at his home near 9th and Hadley. He pleaded guilty in October to two misdemeanors, and the remaining charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal.
The court did sentence McAdoo to six days in the Community Reintegration Center, formerly the House of Correction, but he was granted credit for time served.
Police were first called to the home on Dec. 9, 2022 for an animal cruelty complaint. Upon entry, a criminal complaint states officers smelled a "strong and overpowering odor of animal feces and urine." McAdoo was arrested, and the house was searched over the course of Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 of that year.
Once in custody, the complaint states McAdoo told police in a Mirandized interview that he "takes dogs in for other people and finds them new homes," and that none of them belonged to him. He initially denied knowledge of the conditions that the dogs were kept in, but when shown photos "admitted things had gotten out of control."
"At least" eight dogs were living in "unsanitary" conditions, per the complaint. He tried to blame the conditions on three kids – ages 16, 17 and 18 – who "didn't clean up" but later claimed responsibility. When it came to veterinary care, he said he "does not take them to the vet, instead attempting to fix the issue himself."
In all, the complaint states MADACC seized 113 animals:
23 birds (chickens, ducks, parakeets, pigeons, a turkey, a macaw and others)
5 guinea pigs
The complaint states "various reptiles" were housed in the attic and kept in aquarium tanks that "were not recently cleaned." None of the tanks had clean water and the temperature was 60 degrees – too cold for the species present. Some tanks did not have heat lamps. Soon after being seized from the home, but before it could receive medical care, a lizard died due to the conditions.
Two alligators were also in the attic, per the complaint. The reptiles – one 2 ½ feet long, the other 3 ½ feet long – were housed in a 60-gallon tank full of "filthy" water and "animal waste."
Another 60-gallon tank contained two different species of tortoise, the complaint states. The glass of the tank was "coated in feces" and there was no substrate in the tank, which is needed so the tortoises don't develop sores on their feet. A snapping turtle was kept in a 10-gallon tank with a "thin layer" of water that was "caked" with feces and not deep enough to drink or swim. The turtle had become deformed due to the conditions and was showing signs of metabolic bone disease.
Two corn snakes were kept in a 12-by-12 "cube" without hear sources, per the complaint. The size of the enclosure was too small for one snake, let alone two, officials said. There was no water and the cage was full of feces and shed skin.
In the basement, the complaint states 17 dogs were found. There were "large amounts of dog feces and urine" mixed with wood chip bedding on the floor. There was not food and a bucket of cloudy, yellow water. The dogs were being kept two to a pen. One of the dogs was a French bulldog that was malnourished with several injuries. Due to the dog's condition, surgery was deemed "inhumane," and the dog was euthanized. Two Boston terriers were among the 17 dogs, according to the complaint. There were holes in the bottom of their pen that were later deemed to be rat holes.
Upon intake at MADACC, a chicken and a raccoon had to be euthanized.
Some already deceased animals were left at the scene.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 3, 2023 3:14 PM|
I wasn't convinced that he was killed by a shark until somebody pointed out the shark at 0:27 beside the boat.
Slow it down and you'll see a greyish shape in the water. No mistaking that for a current or reflection.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 3, 2023 3:14 PM|
This is horrendous...were all of Brendad's performances this ridiculous? No wonder she was fired from the show.
|by Anonymous||replies 87||December 3, 2023 3:07 PM|
There’s a special place in heaven for women who help other women
Love and light to Blake!
💜 🦄 🌈
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 3:05 PM|
I've never eaten a chestnut in my life. Have you?
|by Anonymous||replies 57||December 3, 2023 3:01 PM|
Billy who seems to be spending an awful lot of time in the UK recently laments on Channel 4 News about his six cent residuals and losing his home due to the SAG strike.
|by Anonymous||replies 28||December 3, 2023 3:00 PM|
And what are some hidden gems?
|by Anonymous||replies 202||December 3, 2023 2:56 PM|
Felicity Huffman says FBI raided her house after college admissions scandal:
“They came into my home. They woke my daughters up at gunpoint. Again, nothing new to the Black and brown community. Then they put my hands behind my back and handcuffed me and I asked if I could get dressed. I thought it was a hoax. I literally turned to one of the FBI people, in a flak jacket and a gun, and I went, is this a joke?”
|by Anonymous||replies 57||December 3, 2023 2:50 PM|
Has she changed?
Should having sex with prison guards be held against her?
|by Anonymous||replies 73||December 3, 2023 2:50 PM|
It’s just me, myself and I
I know that I’m so wise
And so much better, oh my
Teacake - done
Greg - gone
Darlene - on
Love my girl
Listen, it’s just me, myself and I
Against the world so much, yeah
We take on more than they say
Let’s play. Darlene, I hope he came
Let’s get rid of Teatwat and Gerg
I’ve got my lezzies on my side
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 3, 2023 2:46 PM|
I wonder if Will Smith will slap the assistant for blabbing.
|by Anonymous||replies 317||December 3, 2023 2:43 PM|
When his will was done
All was gone
|by Anonymous||replies 30||December 3, 2023 2:41 PM|
Janet and me
Thick as thieves
Never met jet
But I’ll venture a bet
There’s a common threat
To our common dreams
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 3, 2023 2:40 PM|
WHO AM I, RICH LITTLE?
|by Anonymous||replies 26||December 3, 2023 2:39 PM|
It's on Prime. It's eight episodes so it requires a commitment but it's hysterically funny. It takes place in a Tasmanian town colonized a decade ago by lesbians who are despised by the local men. The mutilated bodies of town bullies start piling up and a foul-mouthed lesbian investigator from out-of-town is sent in to aid the local cop, also a lesbian. There's an annual festival featuring a lesbian chorale singing "I touch myself" by the Divinyls. Much hilarity ensues.
|by Anonymous||replies 32||December 3, 2023 2:32 PM|
TMZ Sports has confirmed the Association is aware of the rumors that have spread on social media this week ... with photos and videos alluding to Giddey being intimate with a high school girl.
Giddey was asked about the speculation at Thunder practice on Friday ... and he remained tight-lipped.
|by Anonymous||replies 53||December 3, 2023 2:07 PM|
George Santos as a Judge Judy jurist, except instead of a mock courtroom, plaintiffs plead their case in a Big Brother-esque house, and Santos renders his final verdict at a kitchen table while eating dishes prepared by the litigants using only ingredients chosen by an unsupervised four-year-old child shopping in a 7-11.
Twists include surprise appearances by twinks from Santos’s Only Fans subscriptions and other disgraced politicians seeking rehabilitation. Look for Bob Menendez in a boffo pilot episode.
Featuring a rotating lineup of Brazilian porn stars serving as bailiff.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 3, 2023 1:58 PM|
I have had trouble sleeping since I turned 60. Recently, I had had a vicious respiratory virus that lasted for week and a half. I had the flu shot/covid/RSV in October, so I'm not sure what this is. The wastewater in my county showed a huge uptick in RSV, so maybe I got that despite being vaxxed, I don't know. I had Covid for the first and only time last December, and this wasn't quite as severe, but it was close.
Anyway, my point is this. I really struggle to get a good night's sleep. I do all the shit they tell you to (go to bed at the same time every night, sleep in a quiet/clean environment) but I toss and turn for an hour or two. Since I've been sick and taking Nyquil, I conk the fuck out. Can I just take Nyquil every night even if I'm not sick? Or what is the ingredient in Nyquil that makes me conk out, and can I take it separately ?
Thanks for any advice, DL.
|by Anonymous||replies 29||December 3, 2023 1:57 PM|
A Florida woman pretended to be a 14-year-old homeschooled child to prey on middle schoolers for sex, police announced Friday.
Alyssa Ann Zinger, 22, was arrested last week for allegedly engaging in at least 30 sexual acts with at least one student and sending explicit videos to several more.
“It is disturbing and unsettling to see an adult take advantage of a child and prey on them,” Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw said in a statement.
“Anyone who may have been a victim of Zinger’s, we encourage you to come forward. The Tampa Police Department will support you and ensure a predator like Zinger doesn’t cause you or others additional harm.”
|by Anonymous||replies 40||December 3, 2023 1:57 PM|
I think she looks tremendous! And, like me, not a day over 30!
"Meg has faced much speculation about her looks just this year, including at the May screening of STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie. At the time, fans noted that her face appeared puffier and questioned if she'd undergone plastic surgery. Before that, she also faced rumors following her appearance at the 2016 Tony Awards, where some viewers noted that she looked 'dramatically different.'
'There are more important conversations than how women look and how they are aging,' she said. 'I love my age. I love my life right now. I love what I know about. I love the person I've become, the one I've evolved into.'"
|by Anonymous||replies 9||December 3, 2023 1:50 PM|
You can only choose one to have for the rest of your life. What you choosin'?
|by Anonymous||replies 44||December 3, 2023 1:02 PM|
I WAS MADE FOR SUCKING COCK
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 3, 2023 12:57 PM|
ARLINGTON, Va. — It sounded like popcorn warming in a microwave: sporadic bursts that quickened, gradually, to an arrhythmic clatter.
“There it is,” Mary McKee said, staring out the front door of her home in Arlington, Virginia, on a recent afternoon.
McKee, 43, a conference planner, moved to the neighborhood in 2005 and for the next decade and a half enjoyed a mostly tranquil existence. Then came the pickleball players.
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She gestured across the street to the Walter Reed Community Center, less than 100 feet from her yard, where a group of players, the first of the day, had started rallying on a repurposed tennis court. More arrived in short order, spreading out until there were six games going at once. Together they produced an hourslong ticktock cacophony that has become the unwanted soundtrack of the lives of McKee and her neighbors.
“I thought maybe I could live with it, maybe it would fade into the background,” she said of the clamor, which began around the height of the coronavirus pandemic and now reverberates through her home, even when her windows are closed. “But it never did.”
Sports can produce all kinds of unpleasant noises: referees’ whistles, rancorous boos, vuvuzelas. But the most grating and disruptive sound in the entire athletic ecosystem right now might be the staccato pop-pop-pop emanating from America’s rapidly multiplying pickleball courts.
The sound has brought on a nationwide scourge of frayed nerves and unneighborly clashes — and those, in turn, have elicited petitions and calls to police and last-ditch lawsuits aimed at the local parks, private clubs and homeowners associations that rushed to open courts during the sport’s recent boom.
The hubbub has given new meaning to the phrase racket sport, testing the sanity of anyone within earshot of a game.
“It’s like having a pistol range in your backyard,” said John Mancini, 82, whose Wellesley, Massachusetts, home abuts a cluster of public courts.
“It’s a torture technique,” said Clint Ellis, 37, who lives across the street from a private club in York, Maine.
“Living here is hell,” said Debbie Nagle, 67, whose gated community in Scottsdale, Arizona, installed courts a few years ago.
Modern society is inherently inharmonious — think of children shouting, dogs barking, lawn mowers roaring. So what makes the sound of pickleball, specifically, so hard to tolerate?
For answers, many have turned to Bob Unetich, 77, a retired engineer and avid pickleball player, who became one of the foremost authorities on muffling the game after starting a consulting firm called Pickleball Sound Mitigation. Unetich said that pickleball whacks from 100 feet away could reach 70 dBA (a measure of decibels), similar to some vacuum cleaners, while everyday background noise outside typically tops off at a “somewhat annoying 55.”
But decibel readings alone are insufficient for conveying the true magnitude of any annoyance. Two factors — the high pitch of a hard paddle slamming a plastic ball and the erratic, often frantic rhythm of the smacks — also contribute to its uncanny ability to drive bystanders crazy.
“It creates vibrations in a range that can be extremely annoying to humans,” Unetich said.
These bad vibrations have created an unforeseen growing pain for pickleball, which emerged from relative obscurity in recent years to become the fastest-growing sport in the country.
The sounds were even dissected last month at Noise-Con 2023, the annual conference of North American noise control professionals, which featured an opening-night session called “Pickleball Noise.”
“Pickleball is the topic of the year,” said Jeanette Hesedahl, vice chair for the conference.
The same story, the same jarring sound, has echoed across American communities like rolling thunder.
|by Anonymous||replies 71||December 3, 2023 12:44 PM|
Wondering the consensus around here.
|by Anonymous||replies 68||December 3, 2023 11:57 AM|
How old are you?
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 3, 2023 11:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 17||December 3, 2023 11:48 AM|
The demise of progressives may have been greatly exaggerated. During primary season, it became something akin to gospel that progressives were in retreat, as Democratic moderates rode a wave of super PAC money to a number of primary wins. But even early in the night on Nov. 8, progressives had already secured themselves a full class of newcomers—winning high-profile House races with Florida’s Maxwell Frost, Illinois’ Delia Ramirez, Texas’ Greg Casar, and Pennsylvania’s Summer Lee. In the past two cycles, progressives had four big triumphs each time: Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib were elected in 2018; Jamaal Bowman, Mondaire Jones, Marie Newman, and Cori Bush in 2020. If you want to stretch out the Squad moniker for a third election cycle, we have a new Squad 2022.
Those four races all came in true-blue districts, although none of them was a true certainty, especially in an electoral environment in which Republicans claimed they were competitive basically everywhere. The year 2021 marked the first time that the Congressional Progressive Caucus counted a larger membership than the moderate New Democratic Caucus. The addition of four new members will grow their ranks even further. Despite major efforts by various outside spending groups to move the Democratic Party to the right during primary season, the leftward push continues.
Frost, Ramirez, Casar, and Lee all fit the demographic profile of Squads of yore. All four are nonwhite; all four are under 40. All four are champions of Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, adding four formidable advocates to those top-billed progressive priorities.
Frost, now the youngest member of Congress at just 25 years old, is perhaps the best-known member of the group. A March for Our Lives anti-gun activist, Frost takes over the seat from former Orlando police chief Val Demings, who stepped down for an ill-fated Senate run against Marco Rubio. Demings was frequently on the conservative side of the Democratic caucus; she once teamed up with Republicans to sponsor a Blue Lives Matter bill.
Lee, who won a district in the Pittsburgh area, also had something of a national profile, if only because of the fierce opposition her candidacy brought from national groups. Redistricting made Pennsylvania’s 12th District less blue than it had been prior, and the race was complicated further by the fact that the Republican candidate, Mike Doyle, shares a name with the retiring incumbent, Democrat Mike Doyle. But the biggest story was the astonishing amount of super PAC spending that Lee’s opponents pulled in. The American Israel Public Affairs committee, via the United Democracy Project PAC, put millions into the Democratic primary to dog Lee, and failed. Then they put in another million in the general to oppose her, and failed again.
Progressives didn’t stop there. The victory of Chris Deluzio, a onetime Bernie Sanders delegate, in Pennsylvania’s 17th District, is at least as big a triumph as the aforementioned victories. PA-17 was, until recently, held by Conor Lamb, one of the furthest-right members of the Democratic House caucus. He left the seat for a doomed primary campaign against eventual Senate winner John Fetterman. Vermont’s Becca Balint, a Sanders endorsee and a champion of Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, won her race as well. Jasmine Crockett, in Texas, is another progressive notable.
|by Anonymous||replies 27||December 3, 2023 10:20 AM|
Gene Hackman is so great in it. So is Shelley Winters.
Is The Towering Inferno as good?
|by Anonymous||replies 151||December 3, 2023 10:12 AM|
An affair between current First Minister Humza Yousaf and new MP Anum Qaisar has been talked about for years but it appears that Qaisar's husband has now spoken to the media about it and alleged that it continued during Covid lockdown, leading both parties to break the law.
The media are not yet printing the story because of "legal reasons".
[quote]The partner also said he was put under immense pressure not to go public about the affair after he found out. He claimed he feared for his safety and the safety of his family if the public found out.
Why would the ex husband of Anum Qaisar be scared?
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 3, 2023 9:25 AM|
What are your thoughts on it?
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 3, 2023 9:23 AM|
NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo, who is from a long line of prominent Democrats, said he would consider voting for Donald Trump for president in 2024.
Cuomo appeared on the PBD Podcast on Thursday where host Patrick Bet-David asked, “Could Trump do anything to get your vote?”
Cuomo, who was at CNN during the 2016 presidential campaign, then gave some history, saying he interviewed Trump “routinely.”
“I was one of the people to let him do the phone interview,” Cuomo said. “And we were smart enough at CNN to say, ‘Offer it to Hillary, offer it to Hillary.’ And her campaign would be like, ‘No, we’re not giving you an interview, like, every third day.’ It’s on them. He wanted the opportunity, we gave it to him.”
Cuomo went on to say that Trump “made life hard” for his family. “Gratuitously, ok?” although he didn’t go into details. “If he had done something that made it harder for your kids in school, is he going to get your vote?”
But Cuomo said he’s not sure Biden would be the right choice in 2024.
“Do I think [Biden] is the best of us? No. Do I think he’s the best we can do as president? Absolutely not. Do I think he’s the best that Democrats can do? Hell no,” Cuomo said.
“If you’ve got those two, though, are you going to sit it out?” Bet-David asked.
“If it’s Biden-Trump? Look, for me, again: We survived a Trump administration. Would we survive another one? Yes. Yes,” he repeated. “I don’t think there’s any greater risk to America with him than with Biden.” Cuomo continued:
And for people who are now going to attack me, and say, “What are you talking about? Trump is like this crazy man!” Well look…Nobody was trying to kill us when Trump was president in a way that they’re not now. If anything, there’s more hostility. And you can have reasons for that, any way you want. I’m just saying, existentially, I’m not afraid of a Trump presidency.
Existentially, I’m not afraid of another Biden presidency, because unlike many people in America, I believe that the country is much stronger than any individual leader. We survived the Russia thing. We survived January 6. We survived having Biden as a gaffe machine. We survived Congress going after each other and doing nothing for the rest of us. We survive these things. Are we better for it? No. Should we be doing things differently? Yes. I think it happens, I don’t know when, I don’t know why. In terms of who I’m going to vote for, I would really have to see where we are at the moment in time.
“So you’re open to a Trump vote?” Ben-David pressed.
“I am always open. And I’ll tell you this: People say, ‘Oh, bullshit! You’ve never voted for a Republican in your life.’ Wrong. Not only have I, the first vote I ever cast was for a Republican.”
That Republican, Cuomo said, was George H. W. Bush who defeated Gov. Mike Dukakis in 1988.
|by Anonymous||replies 82||December 3, 2023 9:08 AM|
By David Frizzell 1982 hit about a wife who has decided to turn her home into a bar so her husband will spend less time and money at the local bar.
BTW David Frizzell is the younger brother of Lefty Frizzell.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 8:43 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 45||December 3, 2023 8:04 AM|
A great interviewer. One of the best I have ever seen of an actor truly discussing their craft.
|by Anonymous||replies 47||December 3, 2023 8:00 AM|
Why didn’t his career take off?
|by Anonymous||replies 140||December 3, 2023 7:58 AM|
I.e. working class British men with potty mouths, fit fat or dadbods.
Any recommendations? Especially ones that won't refuse to kiss.
|by Anonymous||replies 27||December 3, 2023 7:54 AM|
Were you or are you a fan? Given that she's just released a live album performing Bob Dylan's 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert, I went back and started listening to her discography again after not having done so in a number of years—there are so many beautiful gems in her catalogue. Her first few albums mainly consist of spare, haunting indie rock, but even back then she had a penchant for doing covers of other artists (Hank Williams, This Kind of Punishment, Tom Waits). Her renditions of other artists' songs are always devastatingly beautiful. She seems like a mercurial and troubled person (long history of alcoholism, and possibly schizophrenia), but a powerful and soulful artist. Her cover of "Dark End of the Street" might be my favorite rendition of that song. It is absolutely gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 3, 2023 7:53 AM|
Post 'em here.
|by Anonymous||replies 500||December 3, 2023 7:25 AM|
It is extreme now. They seem to have cracked down again in past couple days. Comments now “fail to publish.” How are they getting away with this?
|by Anonymous||replies 11||December 3, 2023 7:22 AM|
She has sensitive ears, like all dogs. She's a dollface.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 3, 2023 7:15 AM|
DL, I have a stomach bug. I am sipping ginger ale and hoping my woes will soon end. What remedies do you recommend?
|by Anonymous||replies 26||December 3, 2023 6:01 AM|
Thank you Stevie, for one of my most favorite lines in a song.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 5:48 AM|
Whenever Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant come together it's always bound to turn our heads. Add Jacob Elordi and a Booker Prize-winning novel from Australian literary icon, Richard Flanagan to the mix? That's a recipe for success. All parties are currently working on a limited series adaptation of Flanagan's 2013 novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Jacob will lead the five-part limited series, filming right now.
Has anyone read the book?
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 3, 2023 5:45 AM|
It will be an extreme mistake. I'm speaking for civilization as a whole.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 3, 2023 5:39 AM|
Here's a broadcast of the 1982 Chicago Christmas Parade (what was known in previous years as the State Street Christmas Parade) coming to you Live over WLS Channel 7, with Joel Daly and Mary Ann Childers. The Broadcast's Sponsors are the American Dairy Association of Wisconsin, Sizzler Family Steak House (they repeatedly run a commercial for an all you can eat ribs deal for $5.99) , Evans, and Toys R Us.
Two things that show how things have changed since then. Both of the presenters were sporting ostentatious furs and bragging about wearing them (one was coyote and the other was silver fox) which would not be so cool in the present day animal rights fur is murder mindset we live in now. Also, neither presenter nor several parade goers being inquired had anmmy idea how to say 'Merry Christmas' in Spanish. Nowadays, the term 'Feliz Navidad' is familiar to almost everybody.
Mayor Jane Byrne kicking things off walking down State Street sporting a (trendy for that time) bright cherry colored puffy coat accompanied by her husband, Jay McMullen
Tap dancing Christmas trees from Amundson Arts Academy
Actress Cindy Morgan of "Caddyshack" and "Tron" fame
Members of the cast of Nickolas Nickleby which was getting ready to open in Chicago for an eight week run
Clydesdale-drawn trolley with cartoon characters from Marriott's Great America
This newly uploaded online video originally aired on Sunday, November 28th 1982
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 3, 2023 5:12 AM|
They look like hostages.
|by Anonymous||replies 24||December 3, 2023 5:11 AM|
with the DELUSIONAL tattoo, womanly hips, and long dick. The blond is the "Mitch" from OnlyFans.
|by Anonymous||replies 16||December 3, 2023 5:06 AM|
Which gay republican icon would you desire if you're lady g?
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 3, 2023 5:06 AM|
Mary Kay Letourneau meets All About Eve
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 3, 2023 4:51 AM|
Has anyone seen Nuestros Amantes (Our Lovers) streaming on Netflix? It stars the wonderful Eduardo Noriega, who is 43 years old in this movie, and was 27 in Burnt Money/Plata Quemada. Even though he is 50 now, he is still HAWT. I googled him and came across a Spanish gossip site that said everyone in Spain knows he's gay and it's notorious that he's a "firecracker" even though he's married to a homely woman and has a 9 year old daughter.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 3, 2023 4:51 AM|
I am going through a really bad psoriasis breakout at the moment. It makes me feel so ugly to have red spots all over my limbs and literally crusts of skin falling off my back and legs. Fuck this illness. And fuck my insurance for not putting me on those biologic drugs that more or less leave you clear. Shitty fucking autoimmune disease.
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 3, 2023 4:51 AM|
Season 2 Teaser.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 3, 2023 4:41 AM|
Time to star a new thread about this closeted Actor/ New TikToker/ "Writer"/ Whiskey and Tequila Seller/cult leader called Sam Heughan.
Let's hope that it's not been deleted like it has happened with dozens of the previous DL threads that were scrubbed.
Just like his gay bios before Outlander were also scrubbed, his name from the list of openly gay actors, the gay comments from Sam's personal FB....etc...etc...etc
A straight actor wouldn't need all this scrubbing, policing, PR stunts, innuendo fake 'girlfriends' and trolling,
|by Anonymous||replies 425||December 3, 2023 4:41 AM|
Star of Bridgerton & Fellow Travelers. Next up Wicked with Ariana Grande.
|by Anonymous||replies 25||December 3, 2023 4:22 AM|
Homos, ne sont-ils pas?
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 3, 2023 4:20 AM|
Texas GOP: Even Bigger Scumbags Than Previously Believed
"Some members of the committee said such a ban, proposed two months after a prominent conservative activist was caught meeting with a famous white supremacist, might be a “slippery slope” or too vague..."
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 3, 2023 4:12 AM|
Looks really good! I will definitely be watching.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 3, 2023 3:54 AM|
What kind of classic tv (old shit) do you still watch? I’m watching a ridiculous episode of the Love Boat on MeTV right now. Ruth Buzzi is a ventriloquist.
|by Anonymous||replies 305||December 3, 2023 3:41 AM|
Today I asked a young waitress, "Do you guys take plastic?" and she got very confused. I apologized and said, "I meant, 'Do you have utensils for the take out.'" She probably thought I'd had a mild stroke.
Are there any phrases you use that are out of date, e.g. "taping a show" or "I'm going to go spend a penny"
|by Anonymous||replies 446||December 3, 2023 3:36 AM|
Any year, any country
Here are mine:
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel’s not the shitty remake)..........The Manchurian Candidate (the Frankenheimer one, not the shitty remake)......... Blow Out (not just a great film, but the unbelievable broads. Hubba hubba)
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 3, 2023 3:20 AM|
What happened to her career? After Muppets : Most w Wanted, in 2014, it's been nothing but shit TV guest gigs.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 3, 2023 3:20 AM|
Who was the bread earner at the family and who got more money from the divorce?
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 3:19 AM|
Who could have foreseen this? /s/
"After an Idaho hospital closed its obstetrics department, pregnant women in the county have been left without nearby care. Their OB-GYNs fled the state."
|by Anonymous||replies 36||December 3, 2023 3:17 AM|
He was fucking a teammates mom, allegedly.
|by Anonymous||replies 41||December 3, 2023 3:08 AM|
It seems to be the place to visit nowadays but I’ve never been there.
I’m thinking of visiting this summer for about 10 days. What should I see?
|by Anonymous||replies 56||December 3, 2023 3:02 AM|
I still can’t believe he looks like this now. He looks like if someone asked Bradley Cooper to play him in a biopic.
|by Anonymous||replies 71||December 3, 2023 3:01 AM|
I was on the Eavesdropping Porch™️ and got caught up on the gossip.
Sad that Queen Cecile is no longer with us....not that Donna had anything nice to say about her.
Fall means Oakdale and the Hubbard Squash at the Snyder farm.....I might have to stop by to see if Seth Snyder can test my gag reflex again.
I guess I'll have to look for more gossip about Springfield and Monticello.......
|by Anonymous||replies 321||December 3, 2023 2:58 AM|
I've recently become a baseball fan. Go Astros!! Several hotties on each MLB team. Are there rumors about any closeted players? I refuse to believe all these guys are straight, including some of the married ones. Also, is there anything better than a player’s muscular arms, thick thighs, and firm round ass (NOT a womanly ass)?!
|by Anonymous||replies 105||December 3, 2023 2:33 AM|
I don’t think he is interested but he would be the most iconic Bond EVER. Sean Connery who?
|by Anonymous||replies 82||December 3, 2023 2:26 AM|
Thanx 4 the laffs
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 3, 2023 2:26 AM|
Continuing the seasonal thread theme.
We'll start this one off with Michael Cordray's hairy legs.......and hairy everything!
|by Anonymous||replies 76||December 3, 2023 2:15 AM|
I need tattoos
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 1:59 AM|
They’ve been waiting for an excuse to annihilate the Palestinian people for decades and no doubt were overjoyed to be given one.
Part 1: they had the plan at least a year ago. This is from the extremely pro-Israel NYT.
Of course they claim they thought it was just aspirational and wouldn’t actually happen, but that’s nonsense. See part 2 below.
|by Anonymous||replies 11||December 3, 2023 1:57 AM|
Nicaraguan police said Friday they want to arrest the director of the Miss Nicaragua pageant, accusing her of intentionally rigging contests so that anti-government beauty queens would win the pageants as part of a plot to overthrow the government.
The charges against pageant director Karen Celebertti would not be out of place in a vintage James Bond movie with a repressive, closed off government, coup-plotting claims, foreign agents and beauty queens.
It all started Nov. 18, when Miss Nicaragua, Nicaragua’s Sheynnis Palacios won the Miss Universe competition. The government of President Daniel Ortega briefly thought it had scored a rare public relations victory, calling her win a moment of “legitimate joy and pride.”
But the tone quickly soured the day after the win when it emerged that Palacios had posted photos of herself on Facebook participating in one of the mass anti-government protests in 2018.
The protests were violently repressed, and human rights officials say 355 people were killed by government forces. Ortega claimed the protests were an attempted coup with foreign backing, aiming for his overthrow. His opponents said Nicaraguans were protesting his increasingly repressive rule and seemingly endless urge to hold on to power.
A statement by the National Police claimed Celebertti “participated actively, on the internet and in the streets in the terrorist actions of a failed coup," an apparent reference to the 2018 protests.
Celebertti apparently slipped through the hands of police after she was reportedly denied permission to enter the country a few days ago. But some local media reported that her son and husband had been taken into custody.
Celebertti, her husband and son face charges of “treason to the motherland.” They have not spoken publicly about the charges against them.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 3, 2023 1:40 AM|
Total Wine—the smooth singer’s voice, the cute set ups with glittery snow, gingerbread people, miniature bottles of booze we haven’t seen since Pan Am….
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 3, 2023 1:40 AM|
My upstairs neighbour is hacking his lungs out every 2-4 minutes for as long as I've lived here. He is not a smoker. Is it asthma? GERD? Some extreme form of permanent allergies? Windpipe closing up?
Tell me, oh doctors and shamans of The DataLounge
|by Anonymous||replies 30||December 3, 2023 1:26 AM|
The daughter of Italian director Roberto Rossellini and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, Rossellini was slated to be the Europe "it" girl of the 1980's.
Her film debut was in A Matter of Time, then the Italian thriller The Meadow. Her breakthrough role was White Nights, which was average.
Blue Velvet was an international hit. Rossellini starred alongside Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell, Hope Lange, and Dennis Hopper.
Tough Guys Don't Dance sank her career and I don't think she fully recovered. Siesta came next. Rossellini was nominated for the Razzie for both films.
It wasn't until Death Becomes Her where she became relevant again. Death Becomes Her was followed by a few moderate successes- The Innocent, Wyatt Earp, Immortal Beloved, Big Night, and Left Luggage.
Then a few episodes of 30 Rock.
|by Anonymous||replies 111||December 3, 2023 1:20 AM|
I tried the new BBQ flavored Doritos yesterday and did not care for them. My coworker said the new Wendy's Italian Chicken sandwich is good, the block of cheese on it looks a bit weird but I may try it.
|by Anonymous||replies 98||December 3, 2023 12:57 AM|
Police said the group of 17 suspects, believed to be between 15 and 20 years old, fled the scene in five vehicles.
|by Anonymous||replies 150||December 3, 2023 12:48 AM|
Directed by Natalie Portman.
|by Anonymous||replies 11||December 3, 2023 12:48 AM|
My favorite Touchstone Pictures films:
Ernest Goes To Camp (1987)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
The Rescue (1988)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Sister Act (1992)
3 Ninjas (1992)
What are yours?
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 3, 2023 12:46 AM|
I find him insanely attractive. He is funny and charming (and his hairy chest is really hot). I'm curious if anyone here has had him or know anyone who has?
|by Anonymous||replies 91||December 3, 2023 12:43 AM|
The English-French actress has aged very gracefully.
Her first film was Roman Polanski's Cul-de-sac in 1966 and she has not stopped working since. Casino Royal, Bullitt, Airport, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Day for Night, Murder on the Orient Express, The Deep, The Greek Tycoon, Under the Volcano, Forbidden, Rossini! Rossini!, La Cérémonie, Joan of Arc, Latter Days, Death in Love, and Birds of Paradise.
|by Anonymous||replies 108||December 3, 2023 12:42 AM|
Meg Ryan has snapped back at anybody who’s called her actor son, Jack Quaid, a “nepo baby.”
In an interview with Glamour, the 62-year-old “When Harry Met Sally” star said of working under the piercing public eye, “You don’t wish it [on anyone]. It’s too hard and it’s too weird.”
“Jack is really talented,” she added. “He’s more of a natural than I’ll ever be. That nepo stuff is so dismissive of his work ethic, his gifts and how sensitive he is to the idea of his privilege.”
Quaid, 31, was one of many celebrity children who were called out last year in a New York magazine story with the headline “She Has Her Mother’s Eyes. And Agent,” which explored the phenomenon of the spawn of famous people going into showbiz themselves.
Driving the point home, the actor was pictured on the glossy’s cover with his adult head superimposed on an infant’s body.
The son of Ryan (who directed and stars in the new rom-com “What Happens Later”) and Dennis Quaid has already enjoyed an extensive acting career, having starred on Amazon’s superhero series “The Boys” and in last year’s reboot of “Scream,” with small roles in “Oppenheimer” and many other projects.
Ryan told Glamour of her son Jack, “That nepo stuff is so dismissive of his work ethic, his gifts and how sensitive he is to the idea of his privilege.”
When Ryan first saw Jack onstage as a kid, she thought, “He’s good. He’s really good,” she told Glamour.
Ryan also said Quaid’s flair for performance was obvious from a young age.
“I remember seeing him in a middle school production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ He was playing Bottom. I was newly divorced from his dad, and he was seated at the other side of the gym. I had my head in my hands and was like, ‘Oh, no. He’s good. He’s really good,’” she told Glamour.
“I leaned forward, and I see Dennis, and he’s also leaning forward with his head in his hands. I just knew.”
Ryan and Dennis Quaid (“The Right Stuff”) divorced in 2001.
Jack Quaid has starred in the Amazon series “The Boys” as well as the 2022 reboot of “Scream.”
Several months after the New York magazine story set social media ablaze, Jack Quaid addressed his unusual upbringing.
“I think in the beginning, I was like, ‘Oh, do people like me? Do they think that I’m just riding my parents’ coattails?’ and all this stuff,” he told Thrillist.
“Then lately, I’ve been making an effort to focus on that less and just really trying to embrace this.”
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 3, 2023 12:36 AM|
This is the beginning of an Asperger’s Meltdown.
All Aspies have meltdowns. They range from “stepping away for a little while” to Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes.
[quote]In 1958, Howard Hughes, the American business magnate, aviator, and filmmaker, locked himself in a darkened screening room for more than four months. During this time, he watched movies continuously, ate only chocolate bars and chicken, and drank only milk. He was surrounded by dozens of Kleenex boxes that he continuously stacked and re-arranged. Hughes wrote detailed memos to his aides giving them explicit instructions neither to look at him nor speak to him unless spoken to. When he finally emerged in the summer of 1958, his hygiene was terrible. He had neither bathed nor cut his hair and nails for weeks; this may have been due to allodynia, which results in pain response to stimuli that would normally not cause pain. - Bing
|by Anonymous||replies 41||December 3, 2023 12:33 AM|
A watchdog agency has informed the White House that press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and spokesman Andrew Bates violated the Hatch Act, giving Jean-Pierre her second warning letter this year over the use of the term “MAGA.”
The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) told Jean-Pierre and Bates in a letter in October, first obtained by NBC News, that criticizing “MAGA” Republicans when discussing the GOP budget plan earlier this year was a violation of their guidance on adhering to the Hatch Act.
The OSC previously sent Jean-Pierre a warning letter in June for her usage of the term “mega MAGA Republicans” during press briefings in the lead up to the 2022 midterm elections. The agency did not pursue disciplinary action at that time but issued guidance that said “MAGA” is off limits under the Hatch Act.
The Hatch Act prohibits federal government employees from engaging in campaign activity in their official capacity. Jean-Pierre often references the statute during the daily press briefings when asked questions about the 2024 election.
A week after the guidance was issued and Jean-Pierre received the warning, she used the term “hardcore MAGA” budget in a statement, and Bates said “MAGA tax welfare” in a memo. The OSC did not pursue disciplinary action, according to NBC.
“We take the law seriously and uphold the Hatch Act,” a White House official told The Hill when asked for comment.
Bates has used the term “MAGAnomics” in memos since June — including Monday, with “MAGAnomics” in the subject line and twice in the memo — but that term was permitted under the June guidance. It was used by the Trump administration about its economic plan.
Protect the Public’s Trust, a conservative watchdog group run by former Trump administration official Michael Chamberlain, filed a Hatch Act complaint to the OSC about Jean-Pierre and Bates and told NBC that the lack of consequences since shows “nobody takes the Hatch Act very seriously.”
The Trump White House used the term “MAGA” and variations of it for official purposes while in office, not always using it as a campaign term. The Trump White House website used the term “Make America Great Again” for official purposes more than 1780 times, according to an archive of the website.
Additionally, the Trump administration was the subject of numerous Hatch Act complaints during its four years in power.
President Biden uses the term “MAGA Republicans” in speeches to refer to members of his opposing party that align with former President Trump. The Hatch Act does not apply to the president or vice president.
During the Biden administration, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, former White House press secretary Jen Psaki, former chief of staff Ron Klain and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge have all also been warned for making comments about candidates or an election.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 3, 2023 12:30 AM|
They were warned by multiple signs preceding the bridge.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 3, 2023 12:25 AM|
I have to say he's looking pretty damn fine in these pictures. I definitely service him and let him really only if he wanted. Brenda song definitely has got it made with that guy unless he gets ugly again which is probable I suppose.
|by Anonymous||replies 30||December 3, 2023 12:24 AM|
Yes, nepo baby, but i find her increasingly welll meaning, a cultivated,, healthy presence. She also looks like her mother, whom i loved.
What says you, datalounge.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 3, 2023 12:16 AM|
I found it interesting and strange but also kind of a pointless story. The acting was great and I was never bored though. It was interesting throughout but the twist was… unnecessary. Like “Saltburn”, there is a twist and it just feels unnecessary and sort of takes away from the whole movie.
The movie is about a 24 year old plain Jane named Eileen from Boston. The film takes place in the 1960s and she works at a juvenile detention center as a secretary. Shes lonely and quiet and plain who fantasizes of being desirable and fucked by cute guys, and lives with her alcoholic father who was a cop who was fired after he fell into alcoholism after his wife died. One day a beautiful, wild, magnetic blonde Doctor named Rebecca begins to work at the facility and takes a liking to Eileen. They build a bond and Eileen begins to crush on Rebecca. Rebecca invited Eileen out for drinks one night and they dance the night away and at the end of the night Rebecca kisses Eileen. Eileen not only has a crush on Rebecca, but she idolizes the eccentric, wild, liberal beauty as well.
The film feels like a forbidden lesbian love story set in 1960s Boston, or at least that is the direction you think it’s going. But no. A twist. A stupid one. But overall it’s good.
|by Anonymous||replies 16||December 3, 2023 12:15 AM|
Who supported gay men being arrested in their own home for having sex.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 3, 2023 12:12 AM|
Praise or criticize but do it with vigor.
|by Anonymous||replies 131||December 3, 2023 12:08 AM|
We left off with Errol Flynn and David Niven.
Link to previous thread.
|by Anonymous||replies 79||December 3, 2023 12:02 AM|
She was born in small town Arkansas to a secretary and a train conductor, she started her modeling career in Dallas and later New York City, where she worked as a secretary and a waitress.
Her big break came when Jack Nicholson thought she was "right" for the part in a screwball western-comedy. Soon, she was everywhere, appearing in comedy classics such as Melvin and Howard, Parenthood, Elf, and The Proposal. Yet, she also moved audience in serious dramas like What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Philadelphia, Nixon, and I am Sam.
Let's discuss the naturally beautiful American actress Mary Steenburgen.
|by Anonymous||replies 118||December 2, 2023 11:56 PM|
Two super stars at their peak looks reuniting for a ballad and music video from their failed Grease follow-up Two of a Kind in December 1983. The movie soundtrack went platinum mainly due to Olivia’s hit “Twist of Fate”. Thoughts?
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 2, 2023 11:37 PM|
Forth time for him.
|by Anonymous||replies 23||December 2, 2023 11:37 PM|
Happy Birthday, Clay!
|by Anonymous||replies 54||December 2, 2023 11:32 PM|
Best First Film: “Past Lives”
Best Animated Feature: “The Boy and the Heron”
Best Non-Fiction Feature: “Menus-Plaisirs — Les Troisgros”
Best Supporting Actor: Charles Melton, “May December”
Best Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”
Best Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema, “Oppenheimer”
Best International Film: “Anatomy of a Fall”
Best Screenplay: “May December”
Best Actor: Franz Rogowski, “Passages”
Best Actress: Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Best Director: Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”
Best Film: “Killers of the Flower Moon”
|by Anonymous||replies 34||December 2, 2023 11:31 PM|
Vietnam is facing its largest banking scandal, with the recent arrest of real estate developer, Truong My Lan, accused of embezzling around 304 trillion dong (approximately $12.4 billion).
[bold]The embezzlement[/bold]: On Nov. 17, Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security alleged that Truong, the 79-year-old chairwoman of Van Thinh Phat Group, embezzled from Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB), where she was a majority stakeholder. Over several years, Truong allegedly operated over 1,000 domestic and foreign subsidiaries and shell companies, securing more than $43 billion in loans from SCB, with approximately one-third of this sum misappropriated through the creation of "ghost companies" by Truong, her family and associates.
The scandal has exposed weaknesses in the banking system, with calls for improved professional training, tighter regulations and enhanced inspection mechanisms to prevent further abuse.
[bold]Others involved[/bold]: The ruling Vietnamese Communist Party has been conducting an anti-corruption campaign since 2016, resulting in the removal of top officials. In the latest scandal, the ministry has recommended the prosecution of 85 individuals, including government officials and associates of Van Thinh Phat Group and SCB, while the Communist Party's Central Internal Affairs Committee called for investigations into 23 state officials, including 12 from the State Bank of Vietnam.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong emphasized the imperative for communist authorities to accelerate and enhance the anti-corruption efforts, saying, “We won't stop here, but will continue for the long term.”
The anti-corruption drive has been criticized as evolving into a tool to maintain the party's legitimacy in Vietnamese politics.
[bold]Expecting more arrests[/bold]: The current scandal is reportedly the largest corruption case in Southeast Asian history, surpassing the 1MDB scandal in Malaysia, which involved the theft of $4.4 billion from the country's sovereign wealth fund.
In light of the news, there are suggestions that more major scandals and arrests are expected, including of the former party boss of Ho Chi Minh City, Le Thanh Hai, who is seen by many in the country as a symbol of corruption.
[bold]Widespread fear[/bold]: There are concerns that the anti-corruption process may possibly affect economic stability. According to reports, local government officials and civil servants have become hesitant to approve infrastructure investment deals due to fears of corruption accusations. Some experts believe that investigations into private sector corruption have a significant impact on business confidence in Vietnam, instilling widespread fear of investigations and scrutiny from the Communist Party.
|by Anonymous||replies 16||December 2, 2023 11:29 PM|
John's Scottish Sing-Along The Midges
Listen to the song here if it doesn't play automatically The song will play in a new window allowing you to follow the words as you listen to the song.
Midges are tiny swarming insects that occur across large portions of the earth. But, the particular sub-species of the midge that is found in Scotland is known as the Highland Midge or 'Culicoides Impunctatus' as it has a reputation for being more ferocious than many others. The female midge is the one that bites while seeking blood in order to enable it to lay its eggs. They can be rampant from June to August!
Sung by Kenneth McKellar
Chorus The midges, the midges, I'm no gonnae kid ye's, The midges is really the limit, Wi teeth like pirhanas, they drive ye bananas, If ye let them get under yer simmit!
The Lord put the Garden of Eden on earth, And it's north of the Tweed, we believe, Ay, Scotland's the place, and the whole human race, Started off with MacAdam and Eve! In six days or under, he finished this wonder, Except for the Forth and Tay Bridges, Then always a bloke for a practical joke, He made Scotland the home of the midges!
Chorus The midges, the midges, I'm no gonnae kid ye's, The midges is really the limit, Wi teeth like pirhanas, they drive ye bananas, If ye let them get under yer simmit!
Back in 1314, the proud Edward was keen, To take Scotland into his care, But he made a U-turn when he reached Bannockburn, Just a few weeks before Glasgow Fair! For the midges let loose by King Robert the Bruce, Straight into the English they tore, So they ran off in tears, and for six hundred years, They've been blocking the A74!
Chorus The midges, the midges, I'm no gonnae kid ye's, The midges is really the limit, Wi teeth like pirhanas, they drive ye bananas, If ye let them get under yer simmit!
Now never forget, when the sun's going to set, And the midges arise on Loch Eck, Like the vampires you see, played by Christopher Lee, They will give you a pain in the neck! You can smack them and whack them; in vain you'll attack them, For they know every move that you make, If you manage to kill yin, another half million, Are ready tae come tae the wake!
Now Torquil the piper's a giant of a man, With a sporran as long as your arm, And in Oban he's known, for the sound of his drone, And a pibroch of real highland charm! But they're sighing and sobbing, the ladies of Oban, For Torquil is not what he was, Since a midge in Glenbranter got hold of his chanter, And carried it off in its jaws!
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 11:24 PM|
It never went on to become a classic like “I Love Lucy” or “Bewitched” which are still beloved by audiences of all ages today. Why did it not age well?
|by Anonymous||replies 69||December 2, 2023 11:10 PM|
Is there any homoerotic art/comix/fan art/gamer mods/etc that churns your butter?
|by Anonymous||replies 192||December 2, 2023 11:08 PM|
I’m the green sculptured carpet that we sit on and listen to the nun read stories. Someone will inevitably vomit on this carpet.
|by Anonymous||replies 158||December 2, 2023 11:06 PM|
Police in Wisconsin say a teenage boy may be living in the wilderness as a survivalist after disappearing from his family’s home last month.
James Yoblonski, 13, was reported missing on the morning of June 12, according to Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister.
Family and authorities believe James may be living “off the grid,”said Sauk County Lieutenant Steven Schram, according to The Wisconsin State Journal.
The teen’s father told police that his son “had taken a family vehicle,” which was found by a deputy about an hour after the report was made, the sheriff said. James may also have taken a firearm with him, per the Journal’s report.
"He's a smart kid," James' father Bill Yoblonski told ABC affiliate WKOW. "This is uncalled for, to do something like this and not to talk to anybody about it."
Much of the search has been focused on the area west of Devil's Lake State Park near U.S. Highway 12, according to the Journal.
Crews began searching an area near U.S. Highway 12 and the Sauk Hill after authorities pinged James’ cell phone, Meister said. But the teen still has yet to be found.
During the search, deputies found “property belonging to James” at what the sheriff described as “a makeshift campsite.” Crews have located at least two different campsites that may have been set up by James, according to WKOW.
Authorities believe James “is acting with intention,” Schram said, per the Journal. They also believe James had “two woodland survival manuals” in his possession when he disappeared.
James' father told WKOW that he also bought his son “some off-grid books,” one of which he seemingly took when he disappeared from his Reedsburg home.
"I hope he knows that we love him and we just want him home and safe," he added. "He's not in trouble, I just want him home."
Authorities are exploring “all avenues” as the search continues for James, according to a second statement from Meister, released July 7.
Anyone with information about James’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Sauk County Sheriff's Office at (608) 356-4895.
|by Anonymous||replies 266||December 2, 2023 11:03 PM|
Boomers say it would take an annual salary of $124,000 to be happy. Gen X said they would be happy with $130,00 and Gen Z said it would take $128,000.
Millennials say it would take $52,000.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 2, 2023 10:56 PM|
Cher's relationship with Alexander “A.E.” Edwards seems to be heating back up. On December 25, 2022, the musical icon shared a photo on Twitter of a giant diamond ring in a pear shape being held by Edwards, displaying the jewelry box and his flame manicure design.
“THERE R NO WORDS,” Cher wrote in the caption, adding, “ALEXANDER, A.E.”
It seemed like an engagement is being strongly implied here, but a few hours later, Cher posted the pic again, saying coyly that she posted it “cause his nails are so cool.”
In May 2023, TMZ reported that the couple broke up weeks before after six months of dating and were never even engaged. Then, in mid-September 2023, they were reported to be exploring their relationship again.
Given all that history, here’s what is known about Edwards.
Who is Alexander “A.E.” Edwards?
Edwards is the VP of A&R at Def Jam Records, and is known for his relationship with model and reality star Amber Rose. He and Rose got together in 2018, and had a son in 2019, who they named Slash Electric Alexander Edwards. They broke up in 2021.
What is his current relationship status with Cher?
Us Weekly reported on September 18, 2023 that they were exploring reconciliation. “They had stayed in communication even though they called things off a few months ago,” the source said. “They’ve reached a point where they want to give things a second try. They’re not officially back together yet, but they’re enjoying spending time together again and they make each other happy.” The pair was photographed out together days before, on September 15.
Then, during Paris Fashion Week, they made several appearances out together in the city. On Friday, September 28, they arrived at the Costes Hotel together in coordinated ensembles. Cher was wearing black leather over a matching satin dress. Edwards sported a black tuxedo jacket, over a white button-down, and he also had platinum locks. That same day they were photographed at the Givenchy show, again coordinated in black.
On Sunday, October 1, they were seen arriving together at the Valentino show, this time with Cher wearing her hair black.
Cher started tweeting about Edwards in November 2022, sharing heart emojis and pics of him to her fans. They were spotted holding hand in Los Angeles that same month. The 77-year-old singer and 37-year-old artist apparently met in September 2022 at Paris Fashion Week.
How did their romance start?
Cher said in a tweet that Edwards approached her.
“He’s 36 & In End He Came after me,Till we met in the middle.He’s Consistent one,I’m The Skittish one. We love each other…. LADIES NEVER GIVE UP,” she wrote.
Later, she discussed their relationship on The Kelly Clarkson Show, addressing the age gap.
“On paper it’s kind of ridiculous but in real life we get along great,” she said. “He’s fabulous, and I don’t give men qualities that they don’t deserve. But he’s very kind, he’s very smart. He’s very talented and he’s really funny so, and I think he’s quite handsome.”
She added, “If I hadn’t met younger men in my life I would’ve never had a date...Older men just didn’t like me all that much.... Younger men don’t care if you’re, you know, funny or outrageous and want to do stupid things and you have a strong personality. I’m not giving up my personality for anybody.”
When and why did Edwards and Cher first break up?
Sources close to the couple told TMZ on May 1, 2023 that Cher and Edwards broke up quietly weeks before. The exact reason wasn’t disclosed, but the sources revealed they were never actually engaged. Edwards had just gotten Cher a diamond ring for the holidays, and they went along with engagement speculation for fun.
|by Anonymous||replies 30||December 2, 2023 10:53 PM|
I just saw Dippity Doo on Amazon. Last time I saw that was as a child and watching my babysitter's teen daughters using it to create their big bouffant curls.
|by Anonymous||replies 82||December 2, 2023 10:42 PM|
I noticed the commercial contends no singing. It looks like the are trying to hide the fact that it is a musical. (maybe because of what happened with the West Side Story remake.)
|by Anonymous||replies 45||December 2, 2023 10:36 PM|
Beyond Columbia University’s heavy iron gates emblazoned with the words “May All Who Enter Here Find Welcome and Peace,” 25-year-old graduate student Alessandro Prosperi said he felt immense pressure to “pick a side” in the Israel-Hamas war.
Prosperi, who is from Italy and working on a PhD in statistics, recalled being approached repeatedly by friends on both sides of the conflict and refusing to lend his name to petitions or statements on the emotionally fraught topic.
“I’m not an expert. I don’t have an opinion,” said Prosperi, president of the university’s Italian Society. “It’s not simple, and a lot of people are dying. My opinion is that it’s sad.”
Longtime bastions of political discourse and protest, US college campuses are seeing widening fissures created by the intense debate over a conflict that has sparked contention for decades. While students on both sides say they feel unheard and abandoned by the university’s administration, young people who won’t take a stand on the war argue those feelings are also true for them.
“You can either act like you don’t care and avoid whatever they say, or you can try to reason and understand what’s going on to see an ideological way of picking a side. But the situation is so involved,” said Prosperi, who moved to New York in August after studying in Texas.
“Either you don’t care or you feel lost. It’s too much to try to handle.”
Entrenched opinions about the long-running conflict have not only resulted in disciplinary action against faculty members but also created a fierce backlash against more vocal students. As a result, many grads and undergrads nearing the end of one of the more tumultuous semesters in recent history agree the highly charged environment is impacting college life, turning a place of learning into a place of mistrust and disorder.
“I don’t even want to be involved on campus,” said a second-year Columbia Law student, who is Jewish and did not want to give his name, looking exhausted after recent pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrations on campus. “Now I want to graduate and get out of here.”
On a recent November afternoon, demonstrators gathered on both sides of Low Plaza, the heart of the Columbia campus in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan. That day – and at other times this fall – school administrators closed the sprawling grounds to the public in part “to help maintain safety and a sense of community through planned demonstration activities,” according to a statement.
The words “Corner of Peace” – which had been scrawled in chalk above a bench on Campus Walk, the main artery across the university – had now been washed away.
With campus closed to the public that day, a university spokesperson escorted a reporter around, noting the war-related events were not sanctioned by Columbia and violated school policy.
On the steep granite steps leading from the vast esplanade to the portico around the entrance to Low Library, demonstrators chanted “Cease fire now” in a measured, restrained cadence.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 2, 2023 10:28 PM|
Will Kevin actually quit his job, DL? Or, will he just whine about it and do interviews insinuating he's thinking about quitting, so he can get attention?
|by Anonymous||replies 11||December 2, 2023 10:08 PM|
65 years old and flawless.
|by Anonymous||replies 29||December 2, 2023 10:01 PM|
"Let’s talk about hypocrisy.
Can someone ask Nicole MalioStockTips when did she become a savant in stock trading?
The signature bank trades she did REEKS of insider trading much like Paul Pelosi’s every trade!
Nicole is in it for herself! Just look at her record and it speaks for itself.
Nicole MalioStockTips is a dirty dishonorable swamp creature selling the American people down a river for her own benefit.
@NMalliotakis the difference between you and I is that I don’t live in denial, I’m a PROUD GAY man and I’m not afraid to say it. 😉"
|by Anonymous||replies 46||December 2, 2023 9:56 PM|
Wouldn’t it be ironic if the woman who led an ultra-conservative movement in Florida education that sought to put gays back in the closet was having a long-term, three-way lesbian relationship with a lover she shared with her husband, the state’s GOP chairman?
That’s the allegation being made about Bridget Ziegler — co-founder of far-right Moms for Liberty and a Sarasota School Board member — by an unnamed woman accusing Christian Ziegler of rape and sexual battery.
Hypocrisy on steroids, if true.
The crusading ideologue — who demanded private Christian school-style mores in public schools, from grades K-12, when high-school students are either close to or already adults — is now facing the ultimate scrutiny of her sex life.
Christian Ziegler, according to a laboriously redacted Sarasota police report released to media Thursday after the Florida Trident, a watchdog news outlet, broke the news, is under an “active criminal investigation.”
He’s accused of going to the woman’s house without Bridget on Oct. 2 and raping her, according to the police and media reports citing law-enforcement sources.
But, in the context of the investigation, the woman revealed to the police officer who initially responded and the investigating detective her long-running “three-way” sex life with the couple.
Christian Ziegler’s lawyer vehemently denied the charges made against the brash party boss, who vowed earlier this year: “Until we get every Democrat out of office and no Democrat considers running for office, we’re going to continue to step on the gas and move forward in Florida.”
The Zieglers were considered a quickly rising power couple — close collaborators of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and also supporters of ex-President Donald Trump.
But while he talked tough and boisterously, she seemed to be the real the mover and shaker.
The group she co-founded in the name of “parental rights” — credited with banning school books featuring gay characters and Blacks confronting discrimination in a predominantly white society — has spread nationwide at a vertiginous rate: 300 chapters in 48 states in two years.
Even in liberal California, the misnamed Moms for Liberty and supporters attempted to purge a social studies textbook that contained a biography of legendary San Francisco gay-rights leader Harvey Milk.
“We are fighting for the survival of America . . . ,” the group claims in its literature.
Such loyalty to an agenda that’s also the governor’s has been generously rewarded.
DeSantis not only endorsed Bridget Ziegler’s school board candidacy, but he gave her a seat on the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Board of Supervisors.
This is the agency formed after the dispute with Disney World over its corporate criticism of the “Don’t Say Gay” law banning sexual-identity discussion in schools.
Every corner of the state is abuzz with the Zieglers’ news — and, in particular, with the titillating allegation of the anti-gay wife’s bisexual encounters.
Group sex and swinging as a lifestyle might be nonpartisan. But Democrats don’t pretend to hate gays — legislate against them to score political points — while secretly inviting them to join the marital party.
There’s national history on the topic, self-righteous conservatives — priests, pastors, politicians —who, while preaching repression, act in an questionable manner.
Newt Gingrich, former Republican U.S. House speaker and presidential candidate, comes to mind when it was revealed that he had been having a six-year affair with another congressman’s employee while married to his second wife.
But, no need to go that far back, not with no-shame Trump accused by 26 women of sexual misconduct, found liable in a civil trial of sexually abusing writer E. Jean Carroll in 1996, and during the presidential campaign in 2016, he paid stripper Stormy Daniels hush money to lie about his extramarital affair with her while his wife Melania was pregnant.
If the allegations are true, then the Zieglers are in good company.
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 2, 2023 9:49 PM|
Cash App founder Bob Lee’s brutal killing was far from a random attack, according to newly released court records.
Rather, the alleged murder, Nima Momeni, stabbed the tech mogul after a disagreement involving Momeni’s younger sister, say the documents, which were obtained by outlets including ABC7 News and NBC News.
Momeni was arraigned in a San Francisco courtroom on Friday and faces up to 26 years in prison. The sister, Khazar, did not respond to text messages from The Daily Beast on Thursday or Friday.
A witness told authorities that Momeni approached Lee in a hotel room on April 3 and questioned why Lee had earlier picked up his sister from a house, asking “whether his sister was doing drugs or anything inappropriate.” Lee then told Momeni that “nothing inappropriate had happened,” the records say.
After that confrontation, the witness recalled traveling to Lee’s apartment, where the Cash App founder remained until after midnight. It was the last time the witness saw Lee alive.
The next morning, the witness called Momeni’s sister and asked if Lee “had gone to her apartment” on Mission Street, the documents say. The sister conceded that he had stopped by “for a second,” though she insisted that she had fallen “asleep and didn’t know when he left.”
Law enforcement pulled surveillance records from the high-rise, which showed Momeni arriving in a white BMW on the evening of April 3. He was wearing a “white t-shirt and pants.” At 12:39 a.m. on April 4, video records show, Lee arrived dressed entirely in black.
Just after 2 a.m., Lee and Momeni got into an elevator together, and according to the documents they got into Momeni’s white BMW and drove to a “dark and secluded” area.
After standing “on the sidewalk for approximately five minutes,” the subject in the “light-colored top”—which law enforcement believes to be Momeni—“appears to suddenly move toward the other subject.” Authorities believe this was the moment Lee was stabbed.
Lee staggered through the streets and called 911 begging for help, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries. (An autopsy later revealed that he was stabbed three times, “once in the hip and twice in the chest.” One of the wounds pierced his heart, killing him.)
Meanwhile, surveillance footage showed the individual wearing light clothes stop “along the fence line in the immediate area” where investigators later recovered a four-inch kitchen knife. The white BMW then sped away.
A week after the killing, authorities unlocked Lee’s phone and found records of “a FaceTime call between ‘Nima via Khazar’ and Lee.”
They also found a text message from the sister to Lee, in which she said, “Just wanted to make sure you’re doing ok Cause I know nima came wayyyyyy down hard on you And thank you for being such a classy man handling it with class Love you Selfish pricks.”
According to KTVU, Momeni flashed a “heart sign” at his sister and her husband in court on Friday, and they sent him “the heart sign back.”
One of Momeni’s neighbors told The Daily Beast on Thursday that the murder suspect had been acting strangely in the days prior to his arrest. Momeni allegedly tried to give the neighbor a fancy Eames chair out of the blue and asked him whether he wanted to travel together to Colombia.
Instead of taking that trip, Momeni is being held without bail.
|by Anonymous||replies 9||December 2, 2023 9:41 PM|
What’s taking so long? Do you still think anything’s going to happen to him legally speaking preventing him from winning the presidency?
|by Anonymous||replies 31||December 2, 2023 9:35 PM|
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua's increasingly isolated and repressive government thought it had scored a rare public relations victory last week when Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios won the Miss Universe competition.
But the "legitimate joy and pride” President Daniel Ortega's government expressed in a statement Sunday after the win quickly turned to angry condemnation, after it emerged that Palacios graduated from a college that was the center of 2018 protests against the regime — and apparently participated in the marches.
Ordinary Nicaraguans — who are largely forbidden to protest or carry the national flag in marches — took advantage of the Saturday night Miss Universe win as a rare opportunity to celebrate in the streets.
Their use of the blue-and-white national flag, as opposed to Ortega's red-and-black Sandinista banner, didn't sit well with the government.
Palacios' victory — along with photos she posted on Facebook in 2018 of herself participating in the protests — overjoyed Nicaragua's opposition.
Roman Catholic Rev. Silvio Báez, one of dozens of priests who have been jailed or forced into exile by the government, congratulated Palacios in his social media accounts.
“Thank you for bringing joy to our long-suffering country!,” Báez wrote. “Thank you for giving us hope for a better future for our beautiful country!”
With clunky rhetoric reminiscent of North Korea, Vice president and First Lady Rosario Murillo lashed out Wednesday at opposition social media sites (many run from exile) that celebrated Palacios' win as a victory for the opposition.
“In these days of a new victory, we are seeing the evil, terrorist commentators making a clumsy and insulting attempt to turn what should be a beautiful and well-deserved moment of pride into destructive coup-mongering,” Murillo said.
Thousands have fled into exile since Nicaraguan security forces violently put down mass anti-government protests in 2018. Ortega says the protests were an attempted coup with foreign backing, aiming for his overthrow.
Ortega's government seized and closed the Jesuit University of Central America in Nicaragua, which was a hub for 2018 protests against the Ortega regime, along with at least 26 other Nicaraguan universities.
The government has also outlawed or closed more than 3,000 civic groups and non-governmental organizations, arrested and expelled opponents, stripped them of their citizenship and confiscated their assets.
Palacios, who became the first Nicaraguan to win Miss Universe, has not commented on the situation.
During the contest, Palacios, 23, said she wants to work to promote mental health after suffering debilitating bouts of anxiety herself. She also said she wants to work to close the salary gap between the genders so that women can work in any area.
But on a since-deleted Facebook account under her name, Palacios posted photos of herself at a protest, writing she had initially been afraid of participating. “I didn't know whether to go, I was afraid of what might happen.”
Some who attended the march that day recall seeing the tall, striking Palacios there.
The protests were quickly put down and in the end, human rights officials say 355 people were killed by government forces.
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 2, 2023 9:22 PM|
Good riddance to BAD RUBBISH.
|by Anonymous||replies 165||December 2, 2023 9:20 PM|
This is at the top of mine.
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 2, 2023 9:13 PM|
His suit is atrociously fitted.
|by Anonymous||replies 28||December 2, 2023 9:12 PM|
AMC‘s second concert movie theatrical release, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, is hoping to liven up what typically is a dull frame at the box office — the post-Thanksgiving/early December downer corridor — with what’s looking like a $30M global opening, maybe $40M.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 2, 2023 8:53 PM|
This is a surprisingly hilarious show! The premise is that a documentary is being filmed focused on the people serving on a jury during a trial. In reality, everyone involved is an actor except one unsuspecting participant.
The unsuspecting participant is named Ronald and he is cute as hell. He has a naturally expressive face and seems like a genuinely nice and caring person. The improv actors playing all the other parts are a wild group of characters but are still believable in their eccentricities. James Marsden plays a version of himself and is very funny.
If you haven't checked it out it's worth doing so. Six of eight episodes have been released with the final two coming next Friday.
|by Anonymous||replies 228||December 2, 2023 8:51 PM|
all the other characters suck the meat.
I know you gays think that is a good thing but it is not
|by Anonymous||replies 48||December 2, 2023 8:51 PM|
I think he has.
This looks like a very passionate kiss, even if it was just a stunt.
I don't blame Matty. Ross MacDonald is very hot!
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 2, 2023 8:17 PM|
In The Buccaneers, lately, as Duke of Tintagel.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 2, 2023 7:52 PM|
DL's most beloved quarterback has reached 40yo. Still unmarried, still childless, still closeted as ever. This month will also mark 10 years since the beginning of the Aaron Rodgers-Kevin Lanflisi saga.
Will he make a full recovery from his injury?
Will he eventually come out?
Will he ever talk again to his family?
Will he finally "find the ideal chick" for him?
Will someone have the balls to call him out for being a closeted freak?
Will sports media outlets stop endorsing his pathetic PR relationship stunts?
You can use this thread to congatulate him.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 7:40 PM|
Bey has hit the proverbial wall when it comes to attractiveness, she looks like an Auntie who is approaching AARP membership with too much Botox. Did T. Swift drain her soul?
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 2, 2023 7:39 PM|
If you have been to a bathhouse- what were your adventures there?
I went a week ago and I had sex with this guy who sucked on my toes and fingers besides my cock which he said was HUGE but I noticed a bit later that his penis was impressively small- I would say that full erect he was only about 3.5 inches.
|by Anonymous||replies 108||December 2, 2023 7:38 PM|
“I am so grateful that I have been blessed to live long enough to see the day when my authenticity has become my superpower”
|by Anonymous||replies 25||December 2, 2023 7:37 PM|
Anyone watching? Any good? I need something else to watch.
|by Anonymous||replies 25||December 2, 2023 7:33 PM|
Yesterday I heard a truck go into the driveway.next door. We have a lot of trees so I couldn’t see what kind of truck it was. I heard this noise that sounded like a garden house uncontrollably forcing water out at a high pressure. I thought maybe they’re getting something done to their sprinkler system. (I’m in northeast so it’s cold here)
Tonight I’m in my bedroom which has a window facing their house. I can’t see their house because of a privet hedge. I gradually became aware of a noise at recurring intervals. It’s an electronic sounding noise - like a pool filter. It happens every 6 minutes, goes for 10 seconds then abruptly stops.
What could it be? I know they have security cameras. Could it be a camera scanning their yard? They only live here from Memorial Day to Labor Day., so I understand the need to have cameras .A relative of theirs on our block had a house broken into over the winter one year. That relative’s house burned down in early May. (We think they did it on purpose because we know they scammed insurance company once before)
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 2, 2023 7:27 PM|
Limited release today and wide release on November 10th. Has anybody in NY or LA seen this yet?
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 2, 2023 7:22 PM|
While I would love to add Jaques Tati and Dino Risi ( The Easy Life, a masterpiece blending comedy and drama), please keep your choices to comedies written and spoken in English. English!.
My obvious choices:
Safety Last.......Some Like It Hot......What's Up, Tiger Lily? (A truly underrated Woody film. The search for the greatest egg salad recipe is hilarious)
|by Anonymous||replies 30||December 2, 2023 7:19 PM|
That's too close to me!
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 2, 2023 7:09 PM|
I guess when the jobs ran out he said, "Ah, fuck it."
|by Anonymous||replies 23||December 2, 2023 7:04 PM|
How it Started: "Never Back Down: Ron DeSantis for President!'
How it's Going: "Good Luck with that, Pudding Fingers"
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 6:53 PM|
A galoot is a clumsy, foolish, or silly person. If your brother stumbles and drops an entire pizza on the kitchen floor, you'll be tempted to call him a galoot. Galoot is an informal word for a fool or a goofy guy.
Are you a galoot?
|by Anonymous||replies 15||December 2, 2023 6:39 PM|
The sixth and final season of The Crown will feature Prince Charles (now King Charles III) getting married to Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Netflix teased the storyline on Monday as part of a series of social media posts on upcoming UK originals. It posted a picture of an order of service from the royal wedding, which took place in 2005. The teaser confirms that The Crown‘s final season will feature Charles grieving the death of Princess Diana in 1997 and later moving on to his second wife, the now Queen Camilla. Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival last month, The Crown producers promised that Diana’s death would be handled with care in the early episodes of Season 6.
“The show might be big and noisy, but we’re not. We’re thoughtful people and we’re sensitive people. There were very careful, long conversations about how we were going to do it,” said executive producer Suzanne Mackie.
“The audience will judge it in the end, but I think it’s been delicately, thoughtfully recreated. Elizabeth Debicki is an extraordinary actress and she was so thoughtful and considerate. She loved Diana. There’s a huge amount of respect from us all, I hope that’s evident.”
|by Anonymous||replies 222||December 2, 2023 6:14 PM|
I'm afraid there's been an earthquake.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 6:13 PM|
There's no thread about it, as far as I can see. She is getting dragged for her latest podcast. What says you?
|by Anonymous||replies 85||December 2, 2023 6:12 PM|
Jesus Christ, he was hot. 🥵 Like a perfect blend of Matt Dillon and young Johnny Depp. Why wasn't he a bigger star?
|by Anonymous||replies 17||December 2, 2023 6:04 PM|
And you WILL love me!
All of me.
Tell me how beautiful and talented I am, not to mention that I'm a great singer.
Because I am a STAR, baby!
|by Anonymous||replies 234||December 2, 2023 5:51 PM|
My rescue dog likes to lick his wiener and the patch where his balls used to be. How can I get him to understand that licking like that is a private act?
|by Anonymous||replies 43||December 2, 2023 5:33 PM|
Jeremy Strong will reportedly play Donald Trump's former lawyer Roy Cohn
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 2, 2023 5:11 PM|
Speaking of The Gilded Age.
Has a support ship half as big, so it may sail but it is not climate friendly.
Lauren Sanchez Figurehead, natch.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 2, 2023 5:03 PM|
Television presenter Fiona Phillips says she believes that early starts while working at GMTV may have played a part in her developing Alzheimer's disease
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 2, 2023 5:02 PM|
Stefan & Gabi gave little Rachel a black eye the hard way LOL.
NuTheresa ripped Xander a new one on so many levels.
Mean mean mean Costantin talked to Vic's new portrait about revenge.
|by Anonymous||replies 109||December 2, 2023 4:54 PM|
Does anyone know the software being used or who the artist is? The X account is just reposting them with no attribution
I’m usually not fond of these deepfakes but the person who made these is doing a phenomenal job with composition, lighting, etc.
|by Anonymous||replies 15||December 2, 2023 4:40 PM|
Republican Family Values, y'all,!
"“She told me she was raped yesterday and she’s scared to leave her house.”
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 2, 2023 4:38 PM|
Secret life exposed. Knocks up and fucks a bunch of broads, pays them off, pays their rents. Makes millions. Claims he can’t pay student loans because capitalism.
|by Anonymous||replies 41||December 2, 2023 4:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 47||December 2, 2023 4:35 PM|
Sony says Mythbusters and more Discovery TV shows are going away whether you bought them or not
The promise of digital media is that it can last forever, pristine and undisturbed by the forces of entropy constantly buffeting the material world. Unfortunately, a mess of online DRM and license agreements means that we mostly don’t own the digital stuff we buy, as most recently evidenced by the fact that Sony is about to delete Mythbusters, Naked and Afraid, and tons of other Discovery shows from PlayStation users’ libraries even if they already “purchased” them.
The latest pothole in the road to an all-digital future was discovered via a warning Sony recently sent out to PlayStation users who purchased TV shows made by Discovery, the reality TV network that recently merged with Warner Bros. in one of the most brutal and idiotic corporate maneuvers of our time. “Due to our content licensing arrangements with content providers, you will no longer be able to watch any of your previously purchased Discovery content and the content will be removed from your video library,” read a copy of the email that was shared with Kotaku.
“Is there a way I can save this content?” asked one panicked PlayStation user on Reddit. “I use PS4...But I have bought many seasons of shows such as Dual Survival that I do not wish to lose. I was actually under the impression since I owned it, I wouldn’t ever lose it…” Movies and TV shows first came to the PlayStation Network in 2008 via the PS3. At the time it was possible to transfer the content you bought between devices for viewing on things like the PlayStation Portable. Sony removed that option beginning with the PS4 and beyond. Now, essentially anything you buy on PSN, whether a PS5 blockbuster or, uh, Police Women of Cincinnati, is essentially just on indefinite loan until such time as the PlayStation servers die or the original copyright owner decides to pull the content.
|by Anonymous||replies 12||December 2, 2023 4:26 PM|
Let's discuss the holiday comedy classic Home Alone. The film follows an 8 year old boy as he fights off two robbers when he is accidently left at home alone for the holidays.
Directed by Chris Columbus
Written by John Hughes
Music by John Williams
Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom, Gerry Bamman, Devin Ratray, and CATHERINE O'HARA
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 2, 2023 4:20 PM|
Need to buy gift card. TIA.
|by Anonymous||replies 77||December 2, 2023 4:01 PM|
You still know what to do.
Milton Avery, Seascape, 1945
|by Anonymous||replies 88||December 2, 2023 3:56 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 24||December 2, 2023 3:53 PM|
💰It's 2$ a minute to be able to..
😁knock on door & come in & offer you a ice cold water. I get u nude on my table😎
Totally relax you with a nice soft tissue massage. Basicly spreading the oil all over every inch of your body so i can feel any thing that might be inflamed or sore & get ready for next step to manipulate & manhandle your muscles😎
Next is the deep tissue massage from my huge muscles, skills and 15 years experience of tbe last 12400 massages that I have done😎
That's who I would want to do me if I was getting a massage😎
Then I give a solid hard massage or sensual if u wish . I work any and all sore spots out like magic, and then I go back over again to relax away and carress the skin. From temple to toes. From buttocks to leg joints and more😎
Then I wipe you down hard with rough hand towel to get off all the oils, a bit more of a massage to you and also to defoliate
😎flip u over & put pillow under your head and massage any parts I miss on the front.
I teach you about your body & show you a new way you can masturbate without touching asshole or jacking your Dick😎
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 2, 2023 3:46 PM|
Get a load of this broad. She’s not even a celebrity. She’s an influencer.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 2, 2023 3:28 PM|
Michael Latt, a marketing consultant and social justice advocate with strong ties to Hollywood, died Monday after a woman entered his home and fired a bullet that struck him in the head, law enforcement sources told The Times.
Latt was the chief executive of Lead With Love, an entertainment marketing consulting firm he founded in 2019 with an emphasis on elevating Black creatives and other underrepresented voices in Hollywood.
The suspect, identified by police as Jameelah Elena Michl, 36, was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene. Taken into custody by responding officers, she is being held in lieu of $3 million bail. Michl was described by law enforcement as a person living in her vehicle, which was parked nearby and removed as evidence by police. Latt did not know his assailant, and initial information indicated she was not given access to the home, law enforcement sources told The Times.
|by Anonymous||replies 56||December 2, 2023 3:22 PM|
Can't find any other thread on this
|by Anonymous||replies 40||December 2, 2023 3:01 PM|
Today would have been her 56th birthday!
|by Anonymous||replies 74||December 2, 2023 2:57 PM|
"‘I would think that you would notice that you’re dragging an anchor behind you for hundreds of kilometers,’ says minister."
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 2, 2023 2:51 PM|
Give me the number for 911!!!
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 2:10 PM|
🎶Go Jesus, it’s your birthday!🎶
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 2:04 PM|
Oppenheimer has sold out on 4K.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 2, 2023 1:52 PM|
Sounds like a real winner…
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 2, 2023 1:24 PM|
[quote]Earlier this week, it was revealed that a Catholic priest who allowed a scene from the clip to be filmed inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Parish in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, had been relieved of his administrative duties, according to the New York Times. In the music video scene, Carpenter dances around the church, wearing a short black tulle dress and veil and posing with religious items at the alter, including a coffin that reads “RIP B—-.”
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 2, 2023 1:09 PM|
Just found this slut’s onlyfans. Anyone had her ?
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 2, 2023 1:08 PM|
Pack your bags girls! KL is waiting!
|by Anonymous||replies 568||December 2, 2023 1:06 PM|
It stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth and looks ok.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 2, 2023 12:57 PM|
I can’t believe there wasn’t a thread about this performance. It’s EVERYTHING !!
|by Anonymous||replies 63||December 2, 2023 12:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 26||December 2, 2023 12:23 PM|
If it existed, who would take it?
Madonna, for certain.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 2, 2023 12:04 PM|
according to the Los Angeles Times
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 2, 2023 11:55 AM|
I didn't know anything about the concentration camps or what all those ashes flying through the air were.
|by Anonymous||replies 77||December 2, 2023 11:36 AM|
Listen! I’m gonna break this down like Azealia!
Hark! Can you hear the grand crowd go crazy-a!
I’m begging you do something, Muriel!
I pay my two dolla a month, Muriel!
Shut the crackhead whores DOWN!
They ain’t betta than a missing chromosome.
I need to know that they’re outta here.
Otherwise allowing my membaship expiring’.
And now who gonna come for me?
I don’t need to name any-fucking-body.
You. Are. IN-TIM-I-DA-TED!!
Hope one day you are emancipated.
MIMI and me thick as thieves.
Nobody else is needed, not Beyoncé.
Including its blind worshippers.
Kick it/them to the curb, won’t be me.
Ain’t nobody gonna see me!
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 2, 2023 10:10 AM|
And I am home
And I am free
And do you want me
As I **** all over Greg
Round and round
just like a circle
|by Anonymous||replies 25||December 2, 2023 10:06 AM|
Members of the baseball team. What possesses idiots like these to do this and not think they would get caught?
|by Anonymous||replies 399||December 2, 2023 10:02 AM|
Yes , he is dead .
|by Anonymous||replies 25||December 2, 2023 9:59 AM|
Go GIRLS! GO!
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 2, 2023 9:58 AM|
Analyze away, you fools.
|by Anonymous||replies 23||December 2, 2023 9:34 AM|
Those Starbucks Karens won't know what hit them.
Excuse the weird link, it was originally on the Daily Fail so...
[quote] EXCLUSIVE: Alice Evans ‘Cannot Pay Her Rent Or Afford To Buy Food’ As Her Marathon Divorce Fight With Actor Ioan Gruffudd Continues – As It’s Revealed She Could Take A Job At Starbucks
Actress Alice Evans is in financial trouble – and has told friends she can’t pay her rent or afford food and is considering taking a job at Starbucks.
Evans, 55, is embroiled in a marathon divorce battle with actor Ioan Gruffudd.
She has told friends that the money she got from the sale of the marital home, believed to be $100,000, is all gone, much of it to lawyers, and that she is now in financial crisis.
A friend said: ‘Alice is extremely upset and says she can’t afford the rent when it’s due later this month – at least not if they want to eat – and has just hit a financial low. She says she has nothing, not even health insurance.” Evans, 55, is embroiled in a marathon divorce battle from actor Ioan Gruffudd
They continued: ‘She has been told to get a job, but she has not found any acting work and in any case she has to look after their school-age children.
“This week she talked about getting a job at Starbucks, but she thinks they might not want her because at 55 she’s probably too old for them. Also, her agent doesn’t want her to do it, in case it looks bad.”
The friend added: “She feels desperate and has no idea how to get along. She cried herself to sleep.’
She and Gruffudd have divorced, but custody, spousal support and child support have yet to be settled and the next hearing in the case will take place in March next year.
Unfortunately, she continues to be targeted on social media, especially on X, formerly Twitter, and on the gossip website Tattle Life.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 2, 2023 8:53 AM|
Please post a Youtube clip of what you feel is one of the most perfect live performances you've ever heard. It can be anything from Pop to Opera and everything in between. I know we've all got our favorites. I'm really interested in some that might have been overlooked. This one definitely hasn't been overlooked. It's been covered many times, originally for a 1955 film called "Unchained," but 25-year-old Bobby Hatfield's performance of Unchained Melody on the Andy Williams Show in 1965 blows me away every time. Especially the high C he hits at the end and the smile of satisfaction when he nails it.
|by Anonymous||replies 324||December 2, 2023 8:36 AM|
Trump wa willing to nationalize meat packing plants to avert a strike during Covid, but would not even consider natonalizing the Koch brothers paper factories to provide millions of masks so that the economy would not have to shut down.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 8:31 AM|
Some of the stuff posted on just one recent on-line thread I came across-
Why would anyone want to raise kids in a McMansion, cut off from the rest of the world, with no means for the kids to grow up independently? Here in the Netherlands kids grow up in small houses but they learn how to ride a bike at age 5, and then by age 8 they are free to visit their friends and go to sports or whatever else by themselves. In the US your kids will ALWAYS be dependent on you to drive them around which means they will socialize far less. It makes kids disappear deeper into their phones, become lonely and all other problems that come with that. I believe that any parent that wants to shelter their kids in a huge suburban house is only doing that for selfish reasons.
There's a significant difference in how space is used between USA and Europe. In USA spending time in public spaces (parks, ourdoors overall) is less popular, mainly due to the larger amount of homelessness, as homeless people tend to use nicer public spaces for their needs, making it less appealing. Meanwhile in Europe, with the lower homelessness rates, the public space is generally more kid friendly and accessible to eg. women. A big reason why having a private yard is part of the American dream is because the public space is so run down. Europeans get by with less private space because the public space is in better shape and more usable by everyone.
While my money goes further in Europe, that’s not the primary reason I live here. I don’t like spending a lot of time in cars and European cities are more pleasant and walkable. The weather in southern Spain is among the best in the world. (I am from the SF Bay Area and lived years in Southern California and Baja. The weather here is better.) I have children and worry about US drug culture for bourgeois kids at private schools. Here is more sheltered. America has declined a lot in recent decades. While a weekend in Cape Cod is nice for catching up with old friends, the lifestyle in Europe is better.
The quality of life outside the United States is far better and a high quality of life costs very little. I’m renting a one bedroom with a balcony in a new building in Buenos Aires in a affluent quiet part of the city, 25 minutes from down town for 400 USD. Fine wine and steaks every night, clean organic healthy food, very nice fancy gym 20 min walk away, eating out at nice restaurants a few times a week. I used to work in South Florida a lot for many years. The way I’m living now in Argentina had it been in Fort Lauderdale or Miami I’d need to make a minimum of 5-6k a month and need a credit card to live how I am now.
I've been disabled since childhood, and even with my dad's great insurance the medical bills were colossal. And once I graduated college I couldn't get insurance, COBRA was running out... and one of my essential prescriptions, just one, was TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH. I was skipping essential doctor's visits and putting myself at real risk of a real medical catastrophe... so I decided to move somewhere my money - a moderate-sized inheritance plus what I had saved modeling - could stretch a bit further.I was also totally disgusted by the USA's many human rights violations, NGL. I'm leery of any society that is cool with torture.
3 weeks after I retired I sold everything and moved abroad. The US is a disaster. The culture is toxic. The crime is dangerous and out of control. The police are violent, corrupt and lie. The people are unhinged and entitled. The government is dysfunctional and corrupt. The media is useless and paid off. The medical/insurance system is a scam.
|by Anonymous||replies 26||December 2, 2023 7:21 AM|
Inspired by the thread on Isaac Stern...
You are invited to dinner.
The other guests are Nelson Rockefeller, Jacqueline Kennedy, Marc Chagall, Luchino Visconti, Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Gore Vidal, Isaac Stern, Yoko Ono, Robert Downey Jr., Lauren Hutton and Sigourney Weaver.
You have a plus one.
Do you go? (see poll)
Who is you plus one?
|by Anonymous||replies 68||December 2, 2023 6:22 AM|
Hit series, but they kind of suck. Past or present. Why do they suck?
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 2, 2023 5:58 AM|
Just started watching on Tubi. What should I know? Give me some history and background. Never saw before.
|by Anonymous||replies 22||December 2, 2023 5:54 AM|
Just uploaded online. Madigan , one of the NBC Mystery Movie umbrella series for the 1972-73 tv season.
Fantastic on location footage of early seventies NYC. Tony Lo Bianco looks so f-ckable in that Italian bad guy street punk sorta way .
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 2, 2023 5:53 AM|
Because the first thread wasn't enough.
|by Anonymous||replies 74||December 2, 2023 5:47 AM|
The only one that comes close for me was the Betty White episode. Even into the last half hour, I laughed. But that didn’t feel like a real episode.
I cannot think of any other single episode that was good from start to finish.
|by Anonymous||replies 9||December 2, 2023 5:44 AM|
Thousands of items stolen by an employee, a whitewashed internal investigation ….
Behind the paywall version at R1
|by Anonymous||replies 11||December 2, 2023 5:25 AM|
Seasons greetings New York City elder gays! I am planning a trip with a specific purpose of visiting the department store windows and christmas-centric locations in the city. I would like to avoid crowds especially families with children. I am thinking a weekday trip such as a Wednesday or Thursday may be a better choice for me ? Also any tips on bars friendly to Eldergays and off price shopping would be appreciated!
|by Anonymous||replies 73||December 2, 2023 5:20 AM|
How to make it video
Personally I prefer using a coffee mug to a glass but this video tells you how to make it.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 2, 2023 5:19 AM|
During a stream on November 30, 2023, a fitness streamer, Spoachie, in Taiwan was broadcasting live in a shop when he suddenly filmed his stalker of 4 months in a chilling moment.
“There he is, I told you guys he followed me in, there you are guys. You didn’t believe me, here he is. That’s my boy, live on stream my stalker has followed me into the family mart,” Spoachie added.
Looks like this fug Taiwanese guy loves attractive white males.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 2, 2023 4:50 AM|
An admission on Durbin's part that he's on them? Is he admitting to being a pederast? Can't wait to hear from all the Democrats on DL why this is a good move on Durbin's part.
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 2, 2023 4:43 AM|
The lyrics were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague, and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 2, 2023 4:23 AM|
The first 3 episodes are on Hulu now
|by Anonymous||replies 65||December 2, 2023 4:11 AM|
I've got turkey broth simmering in a huge pot right now with turkey bones, onions, carrots, celery, fresh herbs, pepper. It's got a few more hours to go before I'm going to add the noodles or rice, and I have both in my pantry.
I'm having a hard day and want votes on which ingredient to add. I have already made a very difficult decision today and I'm taxed with this very small one.
How does DL vote?
|by Anonymous||replies 30||December 2, 2023 4:03 AM|
Dies at age 100:
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 2, 2023 3:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 2, 2023 3:52 AM|
“I Did Not Intend For My Words To Sow Further Division”
When will actors finally learn to shut up? We need the studio system back. These actors can’t be left on their own.
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 2, 2023 3:51 AM|
The vote will take place some time this week. 290 votes (two thirds) are needed to expel him. The last time Georgy boy faced expulsion the Republicans referred it to the ethics committee but now that report has been completed and made public.
Representative Robert Garcia D CA has file a "privileged" resolution to expel him.
|by Anonymous||replies 22||December 2, 2023 3:46 AM|
Does anyone here watch this soap? I'm getting rather tired of the never ending boring story line of the Brooke, Ridge, Taylor gagfest. Is it true the actors playing Brooke and Ridge might be taking a show hiatus?
|by Anonymous||replies 456||December 2, 2023 3:43 AM|
Why did she buy McCleans magazine?
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 2, 2023 3:42 AM|
All of his dirty laundry is being aired live.
On MSNBC right now!
|by Anonymous||replies 74||December 2, 2023 3:39 AM|
While on gummies!
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 3:36 AM|
Our British brethren - spill!
|by Anonymous||replies 159||December 2, 2023 3:32 AM|
What do you think about this description:, complete bullshit or close to truth:
George Michael was an extravagantly gifted, openhearted soul singer whose work was both pained and smolderingly erotic. He was a songwriter of true craft and substance, and his music swept the world, starting in the mid-1980s. His fabricated image—that of a hypermacho sex god—loomed large in the pop culture of his day. It also hid—for a time—the secret he fought against revealing: Michael was gay. Soon his obsession with fame would start to backfire. As one of the industry’s most privileged yet tortured men began to self-destruct, the press showed little sympathy. George Michael: A Life explores the compelling story of a superstar whose struggles, as well as his songs, continue to touch fans all over the world.
"hypermacho sex god" is waaaaay too much
|by Anonymous||replies 139||December 2, 2023 3:28 AM|
She has drug her ex through the mud, and this whole management fee ordeal is being spun like he ripped her off, when it comes down to the technicality of how California operates with heavy regulations on the entertainment industry. He got her the deals, which she wouldn’t have won if it weren’t for his Dad and stepmom’s connections. She is a black abyss. Imagine the therapy you would need after growing up and your mother made your father out to be a horrible person. Sad. She’s lost a ton of weight recently too, wonder how…? I find her fake and obnoxious, she’s a horrible host and interviewer. A real performative woke loudmouth. Shut the fuck up and sing.
|by Anonymous||replies 30||December 2, 2023 3:23 AM|
What’s a “thread OP”?
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 2, 2023 3:14 AM|
She will definitely be shoved down our throats as the next "superstar" in the coming years. I wonder why she hides the other kids though?
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 2, 2023 3:14 AM|
I'm posting a number of these lately but this thread is THE dollface thread of all dollface threads.
He is so DUMB and SO CUTE!
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 2, 2023 3:12 AM|
Dorito's PTSD! Kyle's dipping her toe in the lady pond????!!! Sutton is still weird! Crystal still boring! Erika still delusional! Mauricio still stoned! And Garcelle is still my favorite.
|by Anonymous||replies 327||December 2, 2023 3:09 AM|
He push out Pickles to do it.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 3:05 AM|
And vice versa?
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 2, 2023 3:05 AM|
Some random dude posted a selfie on his manhood on-line earlier and me noticing something not looking exactly right zoomed in on the image.
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 2, 2023 3:04 AM|
[post redacted because independent.co.uk thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]
|by Anonymous||replies 45||December 2, 2023 2:53 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 50||December 2, 2023 2:28 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 2, 2023 2:22 AM|
First Taylor, then Beyonce, now this.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 2, 2023 2:07 AM|
She simply wants the votes counted.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 2, 2023 1:47 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 15||December 2, 2023 1:44 AM|
This is the place to continue your discussion of each day's episode of Jeopardy!
|by Anonymous||replies 179||December 2, 2023 1:40 AM|
[quote] Cellphone camera captures animal with unusual look CNN affiliate KTIV talks to a woman who captured video of what she called a "blonde raccoon" on her property.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 2, 2023 1:40 AM|
She responds by blaming Democrats.
[quote]”Can’t help but choke on the woke policies Dems are forcing down our throats. Thanks @randpaul!”
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 2, 2023 1:34 AM|
Imagine dying three separate times, including on 9/11, and then your son gets expelled from Congress. That’s a string of bad luck.
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 2, 2023 1:28 AM|
Marquette’s Tyler Kolek
|by Anonymous||replies 19||December 2, 2023 1:27 AM|
Anderson and Erin are in Israel.
Brianna has been missing for a week and a half.
|by Anonymous||replies 105||December 2, 2023 1:18 AM|
I just came across this awesome mix on YT that's just under 1 hour.
Hope you guys enjoy it while you're on the DL.
First up = "Just Like Ice Cream" by Igor Gonya.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 2, 2023 1:03 AM|
I didn't see a thread but so sorry if this is a duplicate. Thinking today of those lost due to the HIV and AIDS epidemic, and the survival of too few as well as those who live with the stigma these diseases carry to this day. Please share your stories and memories. Love you bitches.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 2, 2023 1:03 AM|
A painting come to life.
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 2, 2023 12:48 AM|
Directed by Ari Aster
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Emma Stone, Michael B. Jordan, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Awkwafina, Damon Wayans Jr., and Sam Neill as Colonel Pickering
|by Anonymous||replies 98||December 2, 2023 12:42 AM|
I'll start, please add....there are many more.
Eggs Benedict (got have great skill to produce the Hollandaise. It’s a bitch working with egg yokes)......Croissants ( laminations, and the bitch of rolling out a very thin dough makes it time consuming and hit and miss)........Baked Alaska ( nightmare to make, combining cold ice cream, a meringue layer, and baking a sponge cake in the oven with all those ingredients on top. Impossible to make at home).....Honorable mentions: Beef Wellington, Sushi, and Tortellini
|by Anonymous||replies 28||December 2, 2023 12:39 AM|
What are some intelligent talk shows that host a myriad of people- from politicians to entertainers to lawyers to scientists to business titans, etc.?
I'm not looking for silly, but people who get down to real life.
So far I have:
Oxford Q&A on Youtube
The David Rubinstein Show
|by Anonymous||replies 90||December 2, 2023 12:28 AM|
I've always been fascinated by stories of people who vanished. Charlene Downes was a 14 year old girl who disappeared in Blackpool in 2003. She was being sexually trafficked by her own parents and traded sexual favors with local shop owners in exchange for cigarettes, food, and cash. Charlene was known to blackmail several of her contacts. I think she threatened to expose the wrong person and he killed her.
|by Anonymous||replies 219||December 2, 2023 12:15 AM|
Nearly 50 million people living in the US were born in another country according to a shocking new report.
A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies found 49.5 million people — around 15% of the 330 million US population — were originally born in another country.
The report also states this percentage, the highest ever recorded since the nation’s founding, has increased during Biden’s presidency, which it attributes to migrants flooding into the country during the current border crisis.
The Census Bureau, where data for the study was collected from, had originally estimated the foreign-born population wouldn’t hit 15% until 2033.
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 1, 2023 11:56 PM|
Why was she so mean and spiteful to Condi? Backhanded compliments bringing up Condi as someone who couldn’t be president due to her single status while the interview question wasn’t even about Condi. She sure hated Condi for some reasons.
|by Anonymous||replies 30||December 1, 2023 11:46 PM|
When did this woman go from whore to activist and writer? Has she done anything else with her life since blowing a married man? She’s basically Kim Kardashian - has a career thanks to a sex tape. In Monica’s case, a stained blue dress.
|by Anonymous||replies 83||December 1, 2023 11:44 PM|
Who will do trade in the future?
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 1, 2023 11:32 PM|
Pick a period film
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 1, 2023 11:31 PM|
Husband and I recently reworked our sexual arrangement, still monogamous but with room for a little light play on the side. No apps, no regular side pieces. But massage situations are OK, so I'm thinking of hiring a gay masseuse for the first time in my life. But I have questions.
The website that's drawn my attention is RentMasseur which seems the most direct about the whole thing though there is still a lot of what seems to be coded language around it. Any experiences here to share? Was it more relaxing/hot or sketchy weird? Also, mostly out of curiosity, what's the legality around a transaction like this? It seems like everyone understands what's meant by "sensual/erotic" massage. What are interactions like with the masseur as far as what direction things might take? Do they tend to spell it out at the beginning?
Flame away -- I'm sure I sound naïve. But I want to go through with this and could really benefit from some firsthand knowledge.
|by Anonymous||replies 19||December 1, 2023 11:29 PM|
Barbenheimer is happening!
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 1, 2023 11:16 PM|
It tastes like shit.
|by Anonymous||replies 17||December 1, 2023 11:13 PM|
Swatizkas are up too.
|by Anonymous||replies 22||December 1, 2023 11:10 PM|
Sorry, I had to post. I got a chuckle.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 1, 2023 11:01 PM|
How about this ... Bhad Bhabie has a bun in the oven.
Bhad Bhabie, aka Danielle Bregoli, just revealed her pregnancy ... posting a couple mirror selfies on social media showing off her growing baby bump.
It's unclear how far along Bhad Bhabie is ... ditto for the child's gender ... as she's simply letting the photos speak for themselves at this point.
As you know, Bhad Bhabie is just 20 years old -- celebrating her birthday earlier this year by twerking on her mother -- and she's in a relationship with Le Vaughn, and it's getting even more serious now.
TMZ broke the story ... Bhad Bhabie and Le Vaughn debuted matching tattoos back in April, she has his name and his birthday tattooed in red ink near her shoulder and breast. He's got her first name and middle name tattoed in cursive on his neck, in black ink.
It's the first pregnancy for Bhad Bhabie.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 1, 2023 10:58 PM|
The Daily podcast ran a story about George Santos’ potential expulsion from Congress, and when asked why he did what he did, the reporter who broke the story about his lies simply said, “I think…because he could.”
As soon as she said that, I suddenly recalled how inherently greedy and unabashed the Brazilians I know are. They all take far more than they receive, and while they can be fun and the life of the party, they easily tire of others…especially if it becomes difficult to get the money and attention they receive. They’re representatives in the gay world tend to be escorts and porn models willing to do anything and everything for a few dollars.
I really want to visit Brazil as a tourist and am not prepared to write off millions of people because of a perception shaped by a few. But they just seem so morally bankrupt.
|by Anonymous||replies 58||December 1, 2023 10:50 PM|
Listening to them/him tonight (sorry for the pronouns!). I love RM and BF's moody elegance on songs like "Avalon," "Slave to Love," and "Same Old Scene."
Looking on Wikipedia, however, I was surprised at how poorly they/he performed in the United States. His biggest single in the US was "Kiss and Tell" at #31, and his ONLY other US chart single was "Heart on My Sleeve." In the UK he had dozens.
Anyone else a fan?
|by Anonymous||replies 94||December 1, 2023 10:35 PM|
The good news just keeps on comin' in . . . .
|by Anonymous||replies 22||December 1, 2023 10:29 PM|
When was the last time you felt someone passionately desired to have sex with you?
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 1, 2023 10:26 PM|
Venue for COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 1, 2023 10:23 PM|
All weekly episodes will be 90 minutes long.
Who will be our gay favorites?
Premier’s September 27 on CBS and Paramount +.
|by Anonymous||replies 142||December 1, 2023 10:21 PM|
They would get posted almost like a spread sheet. This was from July of 2003. “The A List” was ran by a woman who would share inside info on celeb gossip. This was a great site. Now it doesn’t exist but you can find some stuff saved to the internet, like the post I linked. The blinds are gone but this spread of the basics for each celeb is still fun to read.
I miss the days of OG Blind Items and celeb gossip.
Her post on Ben Affleck made me laugh because I remember there being rumors he was addicted to alcohol and hookers lol. And Britney has since pretty much confirmed her and Ben fucked. That came out recently.
The Christina Aguilera one is accurate about her being awful. I remember seeing her in Virgin Records in Times Square and she was a bitch. And then the Z100 morning people spoke about how terrible she was one time and it confirmed what I saw, a spoiled bratty bitch.
“Aguilera, Christina. "Rude, crude, selfish and disrespectful." "All around mean rotten little bitch." (Though I've heard at least one story of her being nice when she didn't have to be). Stuck-up snot. Possibly prefers women and three-ways. Cocaine addict. Has breast implants. Bad tipper. Racist; no longer dates white men. Keeps her weight down thanks to the over-use of laxatives. (Which matches the feces coming out of her mouth). Linked with Carson Daly (Christina, is this the best you can do?), Leonardo DiCaprio (boy, did that pairing turn the Skank Switch up to 11), Enrique Igelsias, and Justin Timberlake.”
|by Anonymous||replies 76||December 1, 2023 10:18 PM|
A woman who was with her boyfriend told police that Glenn had accidentally placed her wine bottle with their order. Once the couple realized they paid for Glenn's wine, they got their money refunded, arrest records show.
Glenn reportedly got upset and made a statement saying, "why can't you just pay for my bottle of wine," police said. She began to threaten the woman and her boyfriend before taking a wine bottle and striking the woman in the head with it.
The woman told police after she was hit with the bottle, Glenn hit the woman's boyfriend in the face with the wine bottle, knocking him unconscious, arrest records show.
Glenn allegedly continued to make threats toward the woman's boyfriend threatening to kill them as she was walking out to the parking lot.
Angelique Dion Glenn, 31, was arrested on two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon following the early Thursday incident.
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 1, 2023 10:12 PM|
What do we think? I am so used to Bobby Hatfield's vocal acrobatics in the final chorus that it caught me off guard hearing a more stripped-down rendition of it like this.
|by Anonymous||replies 26||December 1, 2023 9:57 PM|
Should I be ashamed that my grandmother, Traudl Junge was Hitler's private secretary from 1942-1945? I was not even born yet.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 1, 2023 9:57 PM|
Despite being born to a distinguished professor, he always knew he wanted to be an actor. After graduating from Bedford, he started acting at Royal National Theatre alongside Ian Charleson and Daniel Day-Lewis.
After he established his stage career, he appearing in the drama Wish Me Luck. He soon became a staple of TV and cinema- Wuthering Heights, Carrington, The Net, Emma, Amistad, The Winslow Boy, The Golden Bowl, Gosford Park, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, The Tudors, Dean Spanley, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Eye in the Sky, and The Crown.
Let's discuss the great thespian Jeremy Northam.
|by Anonymous||replies 45||December 1, 2023 9:52 PM|
He's just as bitchy in Coco Beach as he was at Morning Glory Circle.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 1, 2023 9:41 PM|
This is absolutely her
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 1, 2023 9:31 PM|
He's been on my list for years.
|by Anonymous||replies 60||December 1, 2023 9:29 PM|
She would have been 100 years old today - amazing to think that she could still possibly have been living. What a great actress. Any gossip about her?
|by Anonymous||replies 36||December 1, 2023 9:25 PM|
71 and 2 hot 2 b believed
|by Anonymous||replies 257||December 1, 2023 9:17 PM|
The question I have for my fellow dataloungers-
Is this Woodchuck a FAT WHORE?
|by Anonymous||replies 11||December 1, 2023 9:14 PM|
Feels like every big story has been about abuse and sexual assault nonstop for the past few years, and it’s exhausting. These are important issues of course, but damn I wish things could be more light hearted and fun.
|by Anonymous||replies 16||December 1, 2023 8:56 PM|
Guy Fieri has signed a new three-year deal with Food Network, which sources tell Variety is valued at more than $100 million.
This fresh pact means that Fieri retains his title as the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned cable channel’s highest-paid talent and bests his most recent multiyear deal, which closed in 2021 for $80 million.
Food Network and Warner Bros. Discovery declined to comment on the financial figures.
Under the new agreement, which will take Fieri to the 20-year mark with Food Network, the Mayor of Flavortown will continue to produce more of his Emmy-nominated “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” as well as more episodes of “Guy’s Grocery Games” and “Tournament of Champions.”
Fieri will also keep developing and producing projects with Food Network through his Knuckle Sandwich production banner.
“Recognized everywhere he goes, there is only one Guy Fieri,” Warner Bros. Discovery head of food content Betsy Ayala said. “Guy’s love of food, restaurants, and the chefs behind the dishes, combined with his extraordinary passion for crafting series with stories that resonate make extending this partnership a clear choice in our mission to deliver to viewers more of what they love.”
Fellow Food Network mega-star Bobby Flay most recently re-upped his deal in November 2021, a three-year contract that came about six weeks after negotiations stalled between Flay and Discovery (just prior to its merger with WarnerMedia) on financial terms. The valuation of that deal is unknown, though it was reported Flay was seeking $100 million.
A prized talent for the larger Warner Bros. Discovery portfolio (Fieri hosted last year’s post-upfront party for WBD VIPs in New York City), Fieri joined the Food Network family in 2006 when he won “The Next Food Network Star” and was awarded his own series, “Guy’s Big Bite.” Since then, Fieri has starred in multiple titles, including “Guy Off the Hook,” “Guy Fieri’s Road Show,” “Guy’s Family Road Trip,” “Guy & Hunter’s European Vacation” and “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen,” as well as numerous holiday specials and guest appearances across Food Network.
To date, Guy and his team at Knuckle Sandwich LLC have opened more than 80 restaurants around the world.
“One of the reasons we’re bullish about our television networks is because of the power of incredible talents like Guy,” Warner Bros. Discovery US Networks chairman and CEO Kathleen Finch said. “In addition to being a star on Food Network, Guy is a global phenomenon with millions of fans throughout the world and he’s an incredibly creative content producer as well. We’re thrilled to extend our long-standing partnership with Guy and to continue to entertain his legions of fans.”
Fieri added: “For nearly two decades, Food Network has been my home and continuing to create great TV within the Warner Bros. Discovery universe is exactly where I want to be. Food is our most universal language so being able to unite people through highlighting chefs, restaurateurs and the folks dishing out incredible meals all over this country and world is a privilege and responsibility that I don’t take lightly.”
Fieri is repped by WME.
|by Anonymous||replies 37||December 1, 2023 8:49 PM|
*cough* bothspectrum *cough*
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 1, 2023 8:45 PM|
-Nelson Franklin as George Santas
-Cheri Oteri as New York Governor Kathy Hochul
-Alex Moffat as Mike Johnson
- Leah Remini with a prosthetic nose as George's mother Fatima Devolder
-RuPaul as one of the drag queens in flashbacks to the Kitara days in Brazil
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 1, 2023 8:42 PM|
Mika looked sleepy sitting next to a bloviating Joe this morning. Her eyelids were getting heavier and she had to do that sudden eye-widening to wake herself up.
|by Anonymous||replies 336||December 1, 2023 8:41 PM|
I know how DL feels about moles, but I thought we'd make an exception for this blind little dollface.
[quote]Researchers in South Africa say they have rediscovered a species of mole with an iridescent golden coat and the ability to almost “swim” through sand dunes after it hadn’t been seen for more than 80 years and was thought to be extinct.
[quote]The De Winton’s golden mole – a small, blind burrower with “super-hearing powers” that eats insects – was found to be still alive on a beach in Port Nolloth on the west coast of South Africa by a team of researchers. It had been lost to science since 1936.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 1, 2023 8:27 PM|
They don't get enough love.
Feel free to mention past and present examples, and to bicker about the criteria.
|by Anonymous||replies 17||December 1, 2023 8:23 PM|
Considering today’s news about George Santos, who are some other high profile gay grifters who rode a crime wave into a spotlight life of fabulousness… until it all came to a halt?
One of may favorites is Michael Manos (aka Mordan Stefanov, aka Christian Michael de Medici, aka Chicky, aka Jason Michael, currently in prison). This Dallas Observer article from 2010 does the best job of explaining his glitzy/sad timeline of cons.
“Even today, locked up without the couture, the Botox or his expensive hairpiece, Manos plays the victim in his own life story…”
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 1, 2023 7:37 PM|
Because I did and... fuck.
So it's day thirteen and:
day 0 to 2 - achey bones, mild cold symptoms, gastro symptoms and fever between 101 and 103. Got Paxlovid
day 3 - 8 Paxlovid knocked it down but I shit my brains out. Felt fine, but never tested negative
day 8 - 12. Cold symptoms returned - like a heavy head cold. Fever again last night of just over 100. Today I feel fine, like a cold is breaking up but I have my energy back. Still testing positive.
|by Anonymous||replies 23||December 1, 2023 7:33 PM|
I won't bore people who don't care for sports stats but he is without a doubt a living legend and on track to break some of the most ridiculous records in the NBA. He is the best player on the reigning championship team and they are looking like the best team in the NBA this season too. The American media and the NBA pretty much refuses to market him, because he's considered to be fat and ugly and unathletic. Obviously it isn't possible to be the best player in the NBA without tremendous athletic gifts, it basically just means he doesn't jump high or run fast. He was fined a few years ago for saying "no homo". Nikola Jokic is 6'11" and 284 lb from Serbia. Is it fair for the NBA media to freeze him out of promotion and coverage for not being sexy or flashy? Do you think he's hot or a complete uggo?
|by Anonymous||replies 7||December 1, 2023 7:16 PM|
#UPDATE -- A rep for Jussie Smollett tells us they are preparing to escalate this matter to the Supreme Court, armed with a substantial body of evidence.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 1, 2023 7:11 PM|
Time to call in Oprah for a guest spot!
|by Anonymous||replies 21||December 1, 2023 7:08 PM|
Too little too late! Where was Zack when Ezra was going batshit?
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 1, 2023 7:06 PM|
I'm so psyched for this prequel series. Hawley is one of the best writer/showrunners around, and the Alien franchise is one of my all-time favorites.
Deadline reports the awesome Timothy Olyphant has been cast. Just keeps getting better.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 1, 2023 6:58 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 1, 2023 6:57 PM|
But "We Can Work it Out" Remember "Twist and Shout" You still don't "Tell Me Why" and "No Reply"
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 1, 2023 6:53 PM|
If so, will she most likely be Republican?
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 1, 2023 6:44 PM|
He's gay as a 3-dollar bill, kids. And of course he's a bear, wouldn't you know it.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||December 1, 2023 6:42 PM|
I watched it in NY this weekend. While the main premise of a gay couple who gets their marriage wrecked because one of them starts having sex with a woman won't make this crowd happy, there is more.
There comes a sex scene between Franz Rogowski and Ben Whishaw who plays his husband that is one of the most intense I ever seen in a "real" movie. It's one long take watching them fuck, and there is no cut away we just watch Ben Whishaw top as he tries to show off all his skills. Also he basically presents hole as Franz Rogowski grabs at his butt and basically fingers him.
The movie itself was pretty good, I enjoyed the concept though the execution was not perfect for me.
But for people who want movies to not be afraid of gay sex, Ira Sachs definitely commited for a very realistic and intense sex scene between two men.
|by Anonymous||replies 32||December 1, 2023 6:18 PM|
They can suck their own dicks.
Hot or just weird? If they're straight, does that make them a little gay curious?
Hasn't every guy tried this at some point in their teens?
|by Anonymous||replies 13||December 1, 2023 6:14 PM|
Continue with the tawdry tales of Low Country royalty, which were really just whomped-up trailer trash, here.
|by Anonymous||replies 301||December 1, 2023 6:11 PM|
You can see the outlines of this story starting to emerge right now.
Lots of influential people are coalescing around her, including (1) most of the business establishment and (2) virtually all of the "anything but MAGA" wing of the GOP. The desire to block both Trump and DeSantis, who are two sides of the same soul-destroying coin, from the presidency.
Meanwhile, she is either already in second place (New Hampshire) or moving into second place (Iowa) in the early primary states. She doesn't have to win these states in order to shift the entire narrative.
If she comes in second place in both of the early voting states, she instantly becomes a viable alternative to Trump. Once that happens, I think support for Trump will begin to hemorrhage very, very quickly ... which will cause his support within the GOP political establishment to wither. And so on and so forth.
I would be very happy if I was Nikki Haley right now.
And while I would hate to lose the presidency, I can certainly live with a President Nikki Haley if it means denying Donald Trump another term in office.
|by Anonymous||replies 189||December 1, 2023 6:09 PM|
At 16 years old, in the middle of the night, two men forcibly entered my bedroom and asked if I “wanted to go the easy way or the hard way.” I thought in that split second that I was taking my last breaths. I thought I was going to die.
I screamed for help, but as they dragged me away, I saw my mother and father standing by the front door, sobbing: They had arranged the whole ordeal under the promise that ‘tough love’ would set me on a better path.
At that age, I was a so-called ‘troubled teen’ and marketed as a problem to fix. I was taken against my will by transporters, bundled onto a plane in handcuffs, and flown to institutions in California, Idaho, Montana, and Utah.
That was just the beginning of the nightmare. None of us knew of the horrors which would take place over the following two years as I was physically, emotionally and sexually abused - far from anyone I knew and loved.
I was struck across the face by staff, forced to take medication without diagnosis, deprived of sleep, spied on in the shower, put in solitary confinement and shouted at constantly.
At Provo Canyon School in Utah, I was taken into a room numerous times in the middle of the night, made to lay down on a table, and told to remain silent as members of staff violated me under the guise of performing a medical examination.
I was unable to report what I was experiencing, and for over two decades, I bottled up my emotions. But now, I am turning that pain into purpose.
It is my goal that by the time Phoenix and London are teenagers, no child is abused in the name of ‘treatment’ worldwide and there are more community-based options to support and serve families. Research shows that is the most effective option.
But it will not be easy.
In the US, as many as 200,000 of the nation’s most vulnerable youth are sent to youth residential programs each year by state child welfare and juvenile justice systems, mental health providers, refugee resettlement agencies, school districts and parents.
These facilities include boot camps, wilderness programs, therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment facilities and group homes.
|by Anonymous||replies 33||December 1, 2023 5:46 PM|
Who else is left?
|by Anonymous||replies 14||December 1, 2023 5:46 PM|
[quote]YSU grad/actor Ed O’Neill now giving his honorary degree back due to the Bill Johnson election-denier hire: “I've got a doctorate from YSU, an honorary doctorate that I'm going to give back. I don't want it.”
I love how anti-Trump still is. He’ll happily go on an hour long tirade about what a liar he is.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 1, 2023 5:24 PM|
In the Dereta de l'Eixample an apartment occupying the principal floor of a palacete, with 230m² (2500 square feet) with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths for €2.15M ($2.34M).
It's a remarkably intact space, with an abundance of living area and bedroom options mostly among the smaller rooms. Four mostly interior rooms have windows to a spectacular gothic patio at the core of the house. No terrace, but some balconies. The price would be higher if it met the modern taste for huge bedrooms and double the number and size of the bathrooms. The existing bathrooms are elegant; the easy thing would be to steal space from the adjacent rooms if you wanted to add additional. The kitchen is adequately basic, but easily improved. The rest is the whole point of the place.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 1, 2023 5:18 PM|
According to Wikipedia, Patient Zero began exhibiting symptoms of COVID on December 1, 2019.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||December 1, 2023 5:03 PM|
I'm the Trader Joe's chocolate advent calendar whose owner also drives a Subaru Outback.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 1, 2023 5:00 PM|
I always loved the one in the late 2000s which alleged that Paris Hilton’s little brother, Barron, was constantly caught canoodling with PC Peterson, another billionaire’s nepobaby & scruffy male socialite, and that there was a salacious video of him being shared among male models, which would best be titled ‘Barron’s 50 Load Weekend’. Allegedly.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 1, 2023 4:27 PM|
Made me laugh.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||December 1, 2023 4:23 PM|
Something strange is happening in the US.
Multiple polls in recent weeks have shown Trump performing historically well among Black and Hispanic voters in head-to-head matchups with President Biden, helping put him neck-and-neck with Biden in a way he rarely was during their 2020 matchup.
Across five high-quality polls that have broken out non-White voters in the past month, Trump is averaging 20 percent of Black voters and 42 percent of Hispanic voters.
No Republican presidential candidate in the past 50 years has approached receiving 20 percent of the Black vote. Since Republicans took 18 percent in 1972 and 16 percent in 1976, according to exit polls, they haven’t taken more than 12 percent of Black voters. Their average share over the past 50 years is 9 percent — about half of where Trump currently sits in the polls.
|by Anonymous||replies 171||December 1, 2023 4:14 PM|
The shake-and-go wig is even more horrifying.
|by Anonymous||replies 41||December 1, 2023 4:14 PM|
Morgan Wallen referred to his friend, a white man, while saying “somebody beat this n-a’s ass”. Yet, for decades Paris Hilton has said derogatory things about Blacks, POC, Homosexuals and other minority groups, sometimes saying “n****r” or “f*ggot”, even saying “gays are disgusting and probably all have AIDS”. So why does she continue to thrive and even seems headed towards icon status? What’s the reason for this hypocrisy? Morgan Wallen hangs out with black men and was just imitating what he heard his friends say to other friends, stupid yeah but not malicious. Paris Hilton is an evil piece of shit.
|by Anonymous||replies 19||December 1, 2023 4:10 PM|
Mayim Bialik recently reflected on a Saturday Night Live sketch in which her iconic character Blossom was portrayed with a large prosthetic nose — and now, the performer who played her is responding to her comments.
Melanie Hutsell, who parodied Bialik's titular sitcom character in a 1994 sketch, provided a statement to EW expressing her regret over the incident. "When we were preparing to do that sketch all those years ago, I was absolutely horrified that they wanted me to wear a prosthetic nose to play Mayim Bialik's character, Blossom. I knew it was wrong," Hutsell says.
She says once she shared her apprehension with her colleagues at SNL, she felt her job was on the line. "I remember so clearly that when I expressed that I did not want to wear the prosthetic nose for the sketch, I was told if I refused, I would be fired," Hutsell says. "And keep in mind, many of the people who had a hand in creating the sketch were Jewish. Although I had and have always had a strong moral compass, I didn't have the strength to refuse to do the sketch after I was told I would be fired."
The actress reflects that she wishes she had responded to the threat differently. "If I could go back and change history, I would have refused to wear the prosthetic nose and taken the risk of losing my job," Hutsell says. "That would have been the right thing to do."
Representatives for SNL did not immediately reply to EW's request for comment.
In Bialik's essay, the Jeopardy host said that she "felt ashamed" after the sketch, adding "Girls all over the world used to tell me that they had never seen a Jewish girl like me on TV before they saw me on Blossom. Many said they knew I was Jewish and it made them proud to be. That was so touching to me, and it still is… I wonder how those girls felt when they saw an actress playing me with a comically prosthetic nose."
In her statement, Hutsell also recalls an encounter she had with Bialik a decade later that allowed her to apologize for the sketch. "The whole situation haunted me for years, but thankfully I had an opportunity at an audition about ten years after the fact to look Mayim in the eye and apologize for what I did, to which she responded, 'I release you!'
I took that to mean that she accepted my apology and that meant more to me than she will ever know," she says. "Considering I married someone who is Jewish and have two children who are Jewish, the idea that I caused pain to a fellow actor who was a teenager at the time is not something I'm proud of, but I have had to forgive myself."
Hutsell also clarifies that she's publicly expressed her remorse in the past, including in a podcast episode that was released in July. "Well over a year ago, I did an interview with SNL co-workers Dana Carvey and David Spade on their podcast, Fly On The Wall," she says. "When the Blossom sketch was brought up, I took the opportunity as I have in many other interviews, to convey my sincere regret as it is something I have grappled with since it occurred."
On the podcast episode, Hutsell described the nose as "so offensive" and went into further detail about her encounter with Bialik. "We were sitting on a couch together, and she hadn't looked up from her script," Hutsell said on the episode. The SNL star recalled tearfully telling the actress, "Hey, I just wanna say something to you…I did an impersonation of you on Saturday Night Live.
I was not happy about certain things and I just wanna I wanna apologize to you and say that I'm sorry." Hutsell said on the podcast that Bialik then responded, "I release you!... I'm not gonna say that I didn't feel that back then… but you know, we can let this go."
"I think Mayim is one of the smartest and most incredible people on the planet- beautiful inside and out," Hutsell concludes in her statement to EW.
|by Anonymous||replies 68||December 1, 2023 3:56 PM|
Silence is golden.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 1, 2023 3:54 PM|
Let that casket dance commence!
|by Anonymous||replies 59||December 1, 2023 3:44 PM|
Is it true they sport bigger dongs than oldsters? If so, why this evolutionary jump?
Direct eyewitness reporting is welcome.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 1, 2023 3:35 PM|
Anyone heard from him lately? I found him amusing.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||December 1, 2023 3:34 PM|
The Oscars are fucked, aren't they?
|by Anonymous||replies 8||December 1, 2023 3:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 120||December 1, 2023 3:17 PM|
Why is it considered evil?
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 1, 2023 2:53 PM|
How did someone so dumb get to be the richest man in the world?
|by Anonymous||replies 20||December 1, 2023 2:41 PM|
Paris Hilton continued to do damage control Thursday, apologizing for saying gay men were “disgusting” and “probably had AIDS.”
“I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families,” Hilton said in part of a lengthy apology she released to the the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD.) “Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know.”
Hilton’s apology comes the same day an audio recording of her speaking about gay people appeared on the Internet.
|by Anonymous||replies 87||December 1, 2023 2:24 PM|
The man is gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||replies 52||December 1, 2023 2:02 PM|
Part 2 is locked to some users! Let's go!
Part 2 is here:
|by Anonymous||replies 44||December 1, 2023 2:02 PM|
I drive into the city twice a week to go into the office. It's already expensive this will make it significantly more expensive BUT maybe the traffice will be much lighter driving home in the evening- that would be one advantage. The ONLY reason NYC is implenting this fee is because they are DESPERATE for revenue since their income stream plummeted during covid. Revenue from the subways and commuter trains and from the many business districts with large office buildings have evaporated since many people started working from home permanently.
|by Anonymous||replies 32||December 1, 2023 1:53 PM|
For shits and giggles? Running for president? What other reason could it be!
|by Anonymous||replies 1||December 1, 2023 1:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 1, 2023 1:38 PM|
Jennifer Lawrence - borderline mentally retarded, gets praised for giving the same high school amateur level performance, and overexposed to the nth degree. Robert De Niro as well.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 1, 2023 1:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 45||December 1, 2023 1:06 PM|
Mary Hart needs a doggie downer.
Merle needs a cold shower and a lot of coffee.
Dolly needs to eat something for crissakes.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 1, 2023 12:44 PM|
"The 6,500-year-old cemetery may be five times larger than assumed, resetting our notions of northern prehistoric life."
|by Anonymous||replies 0||December 1, 2023 12:31 PM|
Debate for what?
|by Anonymous||replies 59||December 1, 2023 12:20 PM|
It's been eight months since Alex was convicted and the press is still following the reopened investigation of Stephen's death. Do you think the Murdaughs were involved?
|by Anonymous||replies 4||December 1, 2023 11:47 AM|
Any thoughts on this house? Money pit?
|by Anonymous||replies 19||December 1, 2023 11:32 AM|
While industry sources expect Songbirds & Snakes to decline -55% in its third weekend for a 3-day gross around $13M, don’t count the movie’s momentum out even though AMC’s Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce is arriving in theaters. The latter pic’s presales are very low, in the vicinity of West Side Story and In the Heights, so it wouldn’t be shocking if Songbirds & Snakes wins No. 1 for a third time in a row. Don’t put all your chips on Beyonce. Expectations for the concert-documentary movie have dropped down to $15M on the low-end, and it could be lower.
|by Anonymous||replies 18||December 1, 2023 10:40 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 3||December 1, 2023 10:35 AM|
This happened an hour ago. I had to run a quick errand. My partner was off somewhere and wouldn’t be back for another 5+ hours.
Arriving home, I was stunned to see a big SUV in our driveway. (Our house is close to the road… we have no curbs.. this is the country… so visitors always just park on the edge of our lawn. There are no neighbors right by us.) I didn’t recognize the car and the windows were tinted. Strange. Creepy.
I was confused and a little scared. Were they inside my house? I parked in front and started walking toward the SUV with some trepidation. A back door opened and a nicely dressed woman climbed out. “We’ve been waiting for you.”
I started thinking she was there to deliver bad news or something and I braced myself. Another woman got out and they both started approaching. The first woman said they were there to visit with me. That’s when I realized what was going on. The driver had lowered his window, also.
“I don’t need a visit.” They stopped in their tracks. “Wait, are you Jehovah’s Witnesses?” Yes, she said.
“I’m gay.” I saw a visible reaction to that. “And I know what you think about that. So you can get off my property now. Go!”
The first woman wished me a nice day. “I don’t need your good wishes, given how you feel about me. So just get out of here, do you understand?”
So they left. And I was left feeling conflicted.
If they had just knocked on my door, I never would have reacted that way, though I hope I’d have said I’m gay. But they were presumptuous in pulling into my driveway (why were they sitting there when it was clear no one was home?), and it gave me a fright.
And I’m just so through with these religions who equate us with criminals. The idea that they were hoping to come into our home to spread their hate enraged me.
Am I the asshole?
|by Anonymous||replies 163||December 1, 2023 10:27 AM|
I found a property that I like online.
It's a teardown because the house is trashed and termite ridden. The listing clearly says that it's a land-value sale.
However, it's in a very desireable neighborhood, and also in a great location. Lots of re-sale potential.
The house was originally listed at $610,000.
After 45 days, it's still for sale.
I was assuming that people aren't willing to pay the listing price, because it's been on the market for so long.
However, I checked yesterday, and the Real Estate Company actually raised the price on the listing to $700,000.
Why would they do that?
It's been on the market for a month and a half with no takers, and they RAISE the price!
Why would they do that?
|by Anonymous||replies 9||December 1, 2023 9:38 AM|
I'm so excited!
|by Anonymous||replies 49||December 1, 2023 9:04 AM|
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