Language Barriers Lead ICE to Rip Children From Their Indigenous Parents

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When he was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border in early June, 24-year-old Mario Perez-Domingo was hoping to save himself and his young daughter from rampant persecution against indigenous communities in his native Guatemala.

But Mario was nearly permanently separated from his 2-year-old child, the kind of terror he couldn’t imagine even in his home country, simply because no one could understand his plight.

When he was apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection near McAllen, Texas, Mario was almost immediately separated from his daughter by the arresting agent, despite the birth certificate stating their kinship and his desperate pleas that she was his child.

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The Viral New ‘Matilda Challenge’ Has People Mastering Objects With Their Mind Powers

Matilda may have hit theaters over 22 years ago, but the 1996 cult classic is still motivating fans to try their hand at summoning their inner telekinetic powers.

A new viral challenge inspired by the scene from the movie when Matilda—played by Mara Wilson—masters her psychic abilities to the tune of Thurston Harris’s “Little Bitty Pretty One” has begun to take the Internet by storm.

To complete the #MatildaChallenge, people are enlisting friends and family members to covertly move objects around as they point at them, creating the illusion that they are moving the items with their minds. The videos result in frequently hilarious recreations of the iconic sequence that even Wilson herself has weighed in on.

“Hahahahaha I LOVE THESE,” she tweeted on Monday before sharing some of her favorite interpretations.

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Lindsay Lohan thinks women who share their Me Too stories ‘look weak’

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Prepare for your eyeballs to roll so far back into your head they nearly go all the way round: Lindsay Lohan has said she believes women that discuss their Me Too stories of sexual assault ‘look weak’. Oh dear.

Speaking to The Times, Lohan boldly stated: ‘I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women.’

She also told the publication that she thinks some women reveal their stories for attention: ‘You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention’.

‘That is taking away from the fact that it happened’, she continued.

These admissions are hardly surprising when taking into account Lohan’s defence of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein last year. Speaking in an Instagram video, she told followers: ‘I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on. He’s never harmed me or did anything to me’.

Despite making these misguided statements, the actor was adamant about the fact that she does in fact support her fellow women.

‘Look, I am very supportive of women’, she told The Times. ‘Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways.’

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Danny DeVito on the Trump Administration: ‘They Probably Don’t Even Care About Their Own Grandchildren’

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BEVERLY HILLS, California — “I’ve always been self-centered and hedonistic,” says Danny DeVito, flashing a naughty smile.

We’re seated together on a couch off the lobby of the Beverly Hilton, where the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (minus Glenn Howerton) has assembled to entertain members of the Television Critics Association as part of its summer press tour. The 13th season of the FX series will premiere on Sept. 5, and it’s already been renewed for a 14th, which will tie it with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest running live-action sitcom in U.S. television history. 

DeVito plays Frank Reynolds, Dennis and Dee’s pistol-packing, prostitute-frequenting sorta-father—and arguably the most mischievous, thrill-seeking member of The Gang. Though the charming 73-year-old actor is quick to defend his iconic character: “Frank is not a bad guy—if you’re on his gift list. He does a lot of giving, takes care of them,” he says.

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Mortified Teen Refuses to Get Into the Groove With Dancing Adults During Their Jumbotron Moment

This teen was probably just hoping to have a casual evening at the ball game watching the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Monday night.

But instead he got a little more entertainment than he bargained for, in the form of the adults with him (presumably his parents) embarrassing him on the big screen in front of the whole stadium, thanks to their vivacious dance moves.

To the dulcet tones of Flo Rida‘s seminal hit “Low,” the woman on the teen’s right happily got into the groove, while the man to his left joined in with some joyful clapping. Unfortunately, sandwiched in the middle, the teen was not feeling it; he just kept his arms resolutely crossed the whole time, despite their best efforts get him into the dancing spirit as well.

And, as Twitter commenters have noted, “This mom embarrassing her son is the mom all moms should aspire to be.”

There was more, too: during DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean,” the cameras once again found the party. The teen even covered his eyes in mortification when his group was once again put up on the big screen. At this rate, he may try to snag seats far away from the dancing duo next time they make a trip to the baseball game.

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Will Smith Had the Sweetest Message for Jada Pinkett Smith–See Some of Their Best Red Carpet Moments Together

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‘SNL’ and ‘It’s Always Sunny’ writers lend their talents to a new, anti-theft Alexa app

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It goes a step further than a security system sign in the front yard. “Away Mode” plays conversations, recorded with real-life people — no AI-simulated voices here, folks. This is undoubtedly a lighter and more humorous approach to deterrence, as these conversations are awkwardRead more…

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Lionel Richie, Kanye West Pose With Their Kids For Harper’s Bazaar’s Sept. Issue

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The September issue of Harper’s Bazaar is all about music and family, with celebs Kanye West, Lionel Richie and Christina Aguilera among those recruited for photo spreads that include their children.

Ye posed with his son Saint and daughter North for the magazine’s fifth annual ICONS edition, titled BAZAAR ICONS 2018: The First Families of Music. This special September edition also has the featured artists sharing what their families mean to them.

The Wests appear on the subscriber cover, and Kanye reveals inside: “I hope my children never lose their confidence to society.”

The September issue of Harper’s Bazaar will be available on Aug. 21.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z fans visit the Louvre in their idols’ footsteps

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Their Lips Aren’t Sealed: The Go-Go’s Score a Queer Broadway Hit in ‘Head Over Heels’

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The Broadway pop and rock takeover—soon to bring us three versions of Cher in one musical—continues with an excellent show devoted to the back catalog of The Go-Go’s.

Not that Head Over Heels, directed with a warm, zany energy by Michael Mayer, is a conventional jukebox musical following the rise, success, splintering and later reuniting of the group itself.

Instead, in Jeff Whitty’s creation (he wrote the original book, adapted later by James Magruder), the songs of the The Go-Go’s are threaded through an Elizabethan romance based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney written near the end of the 16th century.

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Beyoncé Shares a Sweet Photo of Twins Rumi and Sir on Their Family Vacation in Europe

Beyoncé has pulled back the curtain on her family life a bit more by sharing a sweet photo of her twins.

The “Love on Top” singer, 36, shared the photo of herself holding her 13-month-old twins Rumi and Sir in her lap during a family trip to Europe on her website Wednesday.

In the photo, Beyoncé looks off to the side as she smiles, while her daughter Rumi follows her gaze and giggles. Her son, Sir, appears a bit more serious as he glances down in deep thought.

In a second photo, her husband JAY-Z is pictured on the deck of their yacht holding onto Rumi’s hand. The tot adorably was dressed in a little white tank top and a yellow ruffled skirt.

Beyoncé also posed with the couple’s 6-year-old daughter Blue Ivy in a cute photo in which they wore similar pink dresses.

This is not the first time a photo of the twins has made it onto the Internet: grandma Tina Knowles Lawson previously shared a photo of her grandchildren last month, and the “Halo” singer famously shared a stunning maternity portrait of the three of them one month after their births in July 2017.

The couple is famously private when it comes to their children, but in January, JAY-Z couldn’t help but gush about the newest additions to the Carter crew.

“We are in a beautiful time now because they are seven months and they can’t move,” the 48-year-old rapper joked in an interview with CNN’s Van Jones. “They can just coo … they just coo and you don’t have to, ‘Wait, wait, wait, wait.’ ”

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He continued, “You know, they’re not running anywhere yet. We are going to enjoy these couple of months until they start running, and then it’s over.”

The parents of three decided to bring their children on the road with them for their joint On the Run Tour II, which kicked off June 6 in Cardiff, U.K.

“They are incredibly excited. It took a lot of work to make this happen. It’s the best choice for their family,” a source told PEOPLE of the couple.


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Coen Brothers Transform Their Western Series Into a Movie; Here’s Everything We Know

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How Patients, Families Help Improve Their Care

Several years ago, a team of Kaiser Permanente caregivers from Northern California noticed that patients who were in for nuclear stress testing were showing signs of anxiety. Getting stressed about the test — a moderately invasive procedure that uses radioactive dye and an imaging machine to create pictures showing blood flow to the heart — was understandable, but the medical staff knew there had to be a way to help their patients feel less anxious.

Using state-of-the-art performance improvement techniques and innovative human-centered design methodologies, Kaiser Permanente staff developed an improved process by using their greatest allies: their patients.

By listening to patients, the team quickly understood where and when they felt most anxious. Patients were nervous about the test and wanted more human connection; the medical staff wanted the power and the tools to make it happen.

The staff rolled up their sleeves side by side with patients and their families to redesign the process, asking what didn’t work and what bothered them most. New workflows were co-designed with patients: the average time it took to transport patients to the test went from 80 minutes to less than 14, and patients were given more information more often during the procedure.

The new approach was an immediate success: None of the 10 patients interviewed after implementing the improved workflow reported feeling anxiety or stress.

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Partnership with patients and families is at the heart of how human-centered design is practiced at Kaiser Permanente.

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This integration of performance improvement techniques and human-centered design methodologies in large companies such as IBM is becoming commonplace. But in health care, it’s still relatively new. And according to a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst (an online publication that specializes in practical innovations in health care delivery), Kaiser Permanente is at the forefront of this trend.

“Human-centered design brings laser focus on people, their experiences and their needs,” said Estee Neuwirth, a senior director at Kaiser Permanente and a co-author of the article. “By focusing on people’s needs and co-creating solutions with our patients and their families, we can create even better systems and get better outcomes.”

In the article, the authors from Kaiser Permanente and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement not only analyze the value that human-centered design brings to system improvement, but also provide a how-to guide that helps organizations bring greater joy, meaning and creative problem-solving approaches through partnership with patients and families.

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Incarceration of parents impacts health of their children into adulthood

A new study found that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and abuse alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs. These findings have a potentially broad impact, as more than five million US children have had a parent in jail or prison.
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All the Times Fast Food Brands Clapped Back at Their Haters on Twitter

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In recent years, Twitter has become a major marketing tool for all brands, but it’s also become a great way for fast food joints to clap back at their haters (and their competition).

While Wendy’s quickly gained a reputation for having the sassiest Twitter on the block, especially because of their ongoing feud with McDonald’s over fresh versus frozen beef, other brands took notice and began dishing out their own snarky tweets in response to customer questions, celebrity news, or other brands’ promotions.

Read on for some of the best zingers from the fast food giants.

Taco Bell

While Taco Bell doesn’t typically engage in social media fights, the brand has had a few standout moments from their own Twitter account, including their correction of a grammar error in one of White Castle’s tweets to Chrissy Teigen. The taco joint also fired back at Old Spice when the deodorant company accused the fast food chain of false advertising.

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Frozen pizza company DiGiorno also joined in on the fun, inciting a pizza war with Papa John’s. The frozen pizza chain mocked Papa John’s slogan “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” when they tweeted a declining graph meant to represent Papa John’s sales above a tweet that read, “Better Pizza. Better Sales.” The company also briefly changed their bio to the new slogan to spite Papa John’s.

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Burger King

Aside from their epic promposal to Wendy’s on a marquee sign outside of one of their restaurants, Burger King has also thrown shade at the company on social media. First, the chain used social media to promote their spicy chicken nuggets, a menu item that Wendy’s had previously discontinued, leaving the Twitter-verse in an outrage. The brand found people’s old tweets asking where Wendy’s spicy nuggets went and used them as advertising for their own spicy nugget addition to their menu.

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Then, Burger King promoted a 5 for $ 4 deal just days after Wendy’s announced their 4 for $ 4 deal. Even though they didn’t mention the square-burger chain in their tweet directly, Twitter users were quick to notice the shade in their tweet which read, “Because 5 is better than 4.”

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However, Wendy’s never goes down without a fight, so when a Twitter user, who has since switched their account to private, asked what Wendy’s had in response to the deal, they responded with two simple words: “edible food.”

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Of course, Wendy’s has the longest history of roasting people on Twitter, including their iconic tweet suggesting that asking to be directed to the nearest McDonald’s is essentially the same as asking to be directed to a garbage can.

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The company also recently called out pro-golfer Tiger Woods when he flubbed his first hole at the 2018 U.S. Open, scoring an unimpressive triple bogey. “Tiger, next time you’re going to get a triple…” the brand tweeted beneath a photo of their triple cheeseburger.

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Scroll through to see some of our other favorite clap-back tweets from Wendy’s.

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France Just Won the World Cup. Here’s How Much Their Players Get

France just played its way to its first World Cup victory in 20 years, defeating Croatia’s team 4-2 on Sunday to take home the soccer tournament’s iconic trophy, lifelong bragging rights and a whole lot of prize money.

But just how much cash will players on France’s team actually earn from winning the championship? It’s not up to FIFA, or even coach Didier Deschamps. The French Football Federation will decide how to distribute the first-place award.

For winning Sunday’s final, FIFA will give France $ 38 million from its prize fund. (Don’t feel too bad for Croatia — its team gets to lick its wounds with a cool $ 28 million). The money comes out of a $ 400 million pot, according to the Associated Press, which is up 12% from the last World Cup in 2014. In total, FIFA has earmarked $ 791 million to give to various 2018 World Cup teams for their preparations, players and performances.

As MONEY reported last month, the prizes are technically awarded to the various teams’ national soccer federations. Those organizations can then decide how they want to distribute the winnings, which means that players in some countries end up profiting a lot more than others.

The president of the French Federation, Noël Le Graët, has said his athletes will get 30% of the cash they earn. Each player was guaranteed a bonus of €280,000, or about $ 330,000, for making it to the final, according to BFMTV. So they’re at least taking home that much.

At least one player plans to donate his cut to charity. Kylian Mbappé, a forward, announced last month that he intends to give his $ 22,000-per-game fee — along with his bonus — to Preiers de Cordees, a sports charity for people with disabilities.

“When playing a World Cup, it’s a pleasure, because it’s a dream come true,” his teammate Samuel Umtiti told L’Equipe in French. “So yes, there is money at stake. But I do not care. I do not play for that.”

In fact, perhaps the most valuable perk that comes with winning the World Cup is the trophy, which weighs more than 13 pounds and is made of 18-carat gold. Designed by an Italian artist in 1974, it’s worth up to $ 20 million, according to USA Today.

But don’t get too excited: The winning team isn’t allowed to take the actual item home due to a series of misfortunes the original Jules Rimet Trophy encountered in the 20th century. Instead, they get to keep a gold-plated replica.

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin confirmed their engagement in a series of emotional social media posts

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin confirmed their engagement in a series of emotional social media posts


Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin confirmed their engagement in a series of emotional social media posts

On Sunday, July 8th, 2018, news broke that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin had gotten engaged while on vacation in the Bahamas. TMZ broke the news and then Hailey’s dad Stephen and Bieber’s father Jeremy seemingly confirmed the engagement in their own social media posts. Justin and Hailey played coy at first, but earlier today the couple confirmed their engagement with his-and-hers social media statements.

Justin opened his emotional Instagram post with a tribute to his future wife.

“Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!” Justin wrote in the Instagram post. “So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first!”

Justin called their union “literally perfect” and mentioned that they got engaged “on the seventh day of the seventh month,” and that “the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection.”

Hailey tweeted just seconds after Justin’s massive Instagram post, and wrote:

“Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude.”

TMZ originally broke the news and reported that Justin proposed on Saturday, July 7th while on vacation. According to an eye-witness, the couple were salsa dancing in a crowd when Justin’s security team asked all nearby guests to put their phones away while he popped the question.

Justin and Hailey have been dating for a few weeks — though they reportedly met in 2009 and dated on and off in early 2016.

Read Justin’s full statement on their engagement, below:

“Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA VE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!”

Congrats to the happy couple.

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Queen Latifah Launches Queen Collective to Give Female Filmmakers a Chance to Tell Their Story

Queen Latifah wants to make sure female filmmakers are getting the chance to tell their stories.

The actress and musician, 48, is partnering up with Proctor & Gamble to launch the Queen Collective — an initiative aimed at helping more women step behind the camera. Latifah tells PEOPLE she felt compelled to start the program after her own challenges in Hollywood as a woman of color facing prejudice.

“I think it’s a continuing narrative in Hollywood, unfortunately, and we want to change that entire narrative,” she says. “We want to even the playing field a little bit. Partnering up with P&G for the Queen Collective has been an amazing thing. This is kind of one step of the plan to make things a little different.”

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The Queen Collective will welcome submissions from all kinds of women hoping to tell their story. Two women will be chosen from all the proposed stories and the Collective will work with them to make sure their movie is financed, made and distributed — with the mentorship of Latifah herself to help them along. 

The idea came from Latifah’s struggles in trying to make it in the industry and finally breaking through thanks to her own perseverance and the help of others who gave her a chance.

“I do not fit the typical mold of what then was looked at as an A-List actor — say size two, blonde, short, thin. They’re all out the window when it comes to me,” she says. “So I mean, everything had to change. I had to really change a lot of people’s minds and earn a lot of people. And also create my own endeavors because people just didn’t get it.”

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She continues, “I owe a lot of people credit out there for helping me along, as well as what we were able to do to create for ourselves. One thing I swore that I would do if I got to a position of power, I would make sure that when I looked out behind that camera, that people would look like what America looked like.”

The actress is hoping this helps more diverse narratives make it through the Hollywood mold that has for years told the stories from the perspective of the white men who have predominantly been in charge.

“We see a lot of stories that have been told through their lens in every way, shape and form,” Latifah says. “White guys have been able to tell their story in every sort of way, and unfortunately it hasn’t been that way for women. And it hasn’t been that way for people of other colors or genders. That’s the part that’s missing. We want to make sure that everyone is allowed to tell their story.”


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Beyonce And Jay Z Take Gorgeous Pics Alongside Blue Ivy, During Mini Break From Their Tour

Beyonce and Jay Z have been very busy while on their joint On the Run II world tour, but they found some free time during which they could just relax with the family. Beyonce took to her social media of choice, Instagram, to share a few fantastic photos featuring her at the seaside alongside her rapper hubby and six year old daughter Blue Ivy.

One snap was of the married power couple posing on some stone steps and even though the photos were supposed to be casual and personal ones from their mini vacation, they still looked like superstars.

Queen Bey stunned in a colorful dress while Jay Z wore a polo shirt and a pair of black pants.

As to create ambiance and to give a little but more personality to the photo, Beyonce took her white heels off and placed them near a Corona bottle.

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But that was not their only snap. In the slideshow, there was also one that featured the family on the dock of a boatyard.

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The infant twins, Rumi and Sir, were nowhere to be seen during the family photo shoot but Blue Ivy definitely was!

The photos were not accompanied by any captions but we have heard that Beyonce and Jay Z were invited to the wedding of Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, in Spain so that might be where they were when they took the pics.

The star studded ceremony was a way for the couple to distress as they are currently on their European leg of their tour and these sort of things can be really tiring and stressful.

Not to mention that their latest date did not even go smoothly. Beyonce remained stranded on a flying stage when it malfunctioned, and staff had to bring a ladder just to get her down.

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8 Superheroes Who Would Be Lost Without The Women in Their Lives

Scott Lang is lovable in spite of all of his flaws, but no one’s going to accuse the Ant-Man of having his life together any time soon. It’s a miracle that he can even tie his shoes without Hope van Dyne, but, lucky for Scott, she remains in his corner (mostly). Don’t take any of that as a shot on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s favorite gone-straight criminal, there are plenty of superheroes, just like Ant-Man, who would be nothing without the women who support them.

With Ant-Man and the Wasp buzzing into theaters next week, let’s take a look at eight superheroes who are strengthened, supported, and improved by the women in their lives:

Iron Man and Pepper Potts



Whether it’s in the comics or on screen, in a relationship or merely partners, Tony Stark is nothing without Pepper Potts. Billionaire, genius, playboy philanthropist he may be, but not knowing your own social security number is a little bit more restrictive than one might think. It’s not all Tony’s fault, Howard couldn’t function on his own either, but that’s what Jarvis and Peggy were for. As hopeless as he may be, let’s call it a good thing that Tony’s found his soul mate in the saint that is Virginia “Pepper” Potts.

Superman and Lois Lane



Lois and Clark are the quintessential comic book ship. Even when Superman ends up in other pairings for one reason or another, it always comes back to one woman: Lois Lane. Lois doesn’t give Superman his powers. She can’t stop bullets, or run faster than a train, but she is a huge part of Clark Kent’s most important power: his humanity. The Man of Steel might be able to snatch a plane out of the air, but he’s nothing without his ace reporter.

The Green Arrow and Felicity Smoak/Dinah Lance



Good old Oliver Queen has all the charm in the world and could split a strand of hair with that bow and arrow of his. He also happens to be a mess and a half without the women in his life. Dinah Lance is the perfect companion for Ollie’s comic book antics, falling in step with his swagger and having absolutely none of his nonsense. Television’s Oliver Queen might be a few shades darker than his comic book counterpart, but his sometimes agonizingly slow progress wouldn’t have even started without Felicity Smoak.

Zan and Jayna



It’s impossible to have a list of male heroes who can’t function without their female counterparts without including the Wonder Twins. Their powers literally don’t activate without each other! Jayna needs Zan for her powers as well, but with Zan only able to become objects or substances, his super sister is still critical to his functionality as a hero.

The Human Torch and the Invisible Woman



Despite his occasional efforts to act otherwise, Johnny Storm is a hero. Each member of the Fantastic Four makes the team work, but no one has pushed Johnny harder than his sister, Sue. She’s calm in all the ways that he’s rash, and in turn he helps her take risks that she might not have every now and again. Like the Wonder Twins, this sibling superhero pair compliments each other nicely, but it feels safe to say that Johnny wouldn’t be the hero he is without Sue Storm.

Hawkman and Hawkgirl



If there’s one thing Hawkman makes abundantly clear, it’s that he can’t survive without Hawkgirl. Hawkman and Hawkgirl are literally linked across time and space through the power of mutual resurrection. On Legends of Tomorrow, their relationship was less than healthy, but once Hawkgirl started to get her memories back things got a little less pushy on Hawkman’s part.

Spider-Man and Aunt May



They say behind every good man is the woman that raised him. That phrase couldn’t be more right when it comes to Peter Parker and his Aunt May. Uncle Ben might have been the one to bestow the knowledge of great responsibility to Pete, but it was May who had to keep on living and raising a teenager who was still trying to figure out how to deal with being a superhero.

Mon-El and Supergirl



Kara Zor-El might have been a touch discriminatory towards Mon-El because of his Daxamite heritage when the two first met, but eventually they overcame their families’ prejudices and found themselves in a pseudo-relationship. When Mon-El returned from the future, he was hero who had realized that he needed to use his powers for good. This was all because of Supergirl’s influence. He founded the Legion of Superheroes in her memory, making her the reason Mon-El became the hero she knew he could be.

All of this is to say that Scott Lang, lovable mess, isn’t alone in his need for a smart woman to help him out every once in a while. All of these incredible heroes acknowledge that there’s no shame in that either. Just another trait they all share that helps make them incredible.

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Olympic diver Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black celebrate birth of their baby

OLYMPIC diver Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black have announced the birth of their first child with a notice in The Times.

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They said Robert Ray Black-Daley was born on Wednesday, after previously revealing they were expecting via a surrogate in the US in February.
At the time Tom, 24, hit back at critics who sniped at the use of a surrogate.
He said: “There are lots of people in this world that can’t have kids, whether it’s due to fertility issues or health issues, whatever it may be, I don’t think there would be as much drama if it was a straight couple.”

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The pair have not said which of them is the biological father but Dustin said they want to have “biological connection” to their child.
He said: “There was something for both of us where we felt deeply that we’d like to complete that connection first when creating our family, and to have a biological connection to our past, to bring that into our present and let that grow into the future. At least at first, for the first couple.”

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Earlier this year Daley, who has won two Olympic bronze medals, said the prospect of fatherhood had already changed him.
Dustin, 44, is an American film director and writer, who won the best original screenplay Oscar for the 2008 film Milk.

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After appearing as an old man known as Uncle Drew in a series of Pepsi commercials, basketball superstar Kyrie Irving is bringing the geriatric character to the big screen in a feature film of the same name.

The athlete’s first movie role finds him getting a group of his old basketball-playing friends together in order to head out onto the court once more. And those friends just happen to be played by basketball legends Shaquille O’Neal, Nate Robinson, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, and Lisa Leslie. Oh, and best of all, they’re all aged to appear in their 70s and 80s, as well.

While the cast, even as elders, can clearly kill it on the basketball court, FANDOM wanted to know who they’d choose to be on their team when it comes to just living everyday life.

We asked the stars, including stars Lil Rel Howery and Nick Kroll, which of their castmates they’d trust to babysit their children and who they’d want to go on a long road trip with like their characters do in the film.


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And thanks to a hilarious dance sequence in the middle of the movie, we asked the gang which athlete or actor they’d most like to choreograph a routine with. Luckily for us, the question led to Leslie and Robinson showing off some impromptu moves of their own.

Check out the video above to see who the cast drafts for their dream team and catch Uncle Drew in theaters now.

 

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World-schooling: people who travel around the world with their kids

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How often did you sit in school wishing you were somewhere more exciting? Going to the same building and spending most of your day learning can be a real drag, especially when you’d rather be out doing something a lot more fun. No matter what people do to try and make school more exciting, it still ends up being pretty boring. Well, if you’ve wished for a way to change things up and give your own kids a more stimulating education, then we’ve found the thing for you – world-schooling.

What is world-schooling?

World-schooling is pretty much exactly what it says it is. You travel the globe with your children and educate them about everything there is to see in the world. It’s a bit like home-schooling, only much more exciting (and expensive). It’s about more than taking your kids on vacation for a few weeks and introducing them to a new culture. Most world-school children are out of mainstream education for a year or two, if not forever. You’re essentially responsible for teaching them everything you think they need to know, which can put a lot of pressure on your shoulders. When done well, though, it has plenty of benefits.

Good geography skills

It’s amazing how bad some people’s geography skills are. Even those who have received a full school education can’t point to many different countries on a map. At best, they might be in the know about American geography, but that’s about it. How better to improve your geographical knowledge than to see where everywhere is for yourself?

Pick up the language

It’s more important than ever for children to learn foreign languages. The world is becoming increasingly connected, and being multilingual can be hugely beneficial for the younger generation. If you spend a good amount of time schooling in one part of the world, it’s likely that your child will start to pick up on the language, especially if you help teach them. Learning from experience is much easier than sitting in a classroom having the words drilled into you.

One big history lesson

Everywhere you go, you’re surrounded by history. Towns and cities all around the world are filled with museums and galleries that showcase the local history. However, you don’t even need to go to these places to learn everything. Each country has its own unique culture that’s been shaped by history, and immersing your child in that will open their mind to the way that different people live. Traveling is one big history lesson.

Artistic expression

Being surrounded by all these different cultures can also be hugely beneficial for your child’s creativity. When they’re in an art class at school, they might not know how to create anything outside of the norm. However, when children are world-schooled, they see for themselves how people have produced artwork using their own unique styles. If creativity runs in your family, then this is the best way to inspire them to follow their artistic dream.

Learning acceptance

One of the most important lessons that a child can learn from being world-schooled is accepting others. Depending on where they’re raised, a kid might grow up not being surrounded by other ethnicities and religions, which can be harmful to them in later life. Exploring the world will show them first hand how other people dress and what they believe in. Doing this while they’re young will show them there’s nothing wrong with being different, and that they should appreciate everyone for who they are.

World-schooling isn’t for everyone. After all, traveling around the world doesn’t come cheap, and a lot of people can’t afford it. Even if you can manage a year, or just a few months, though, it can do your children a world of good.

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Fundraiser to Reunite Migrant Parents with Their Children Raises Over $6 Million in 4 Days

A Facebook fundraising campaign aiming to reunite parents and children who have been sent to separate detention centers went viral and broke social media records after it raised over $ 6 million in just four days.

Charlotte and Dave Willner were moved when they saw a photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl crying as her mother was searched by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, The New York Times reported. That was all they needed to begin a grassroots campaign on Saturday to raise $ 1,500 to do what they could to try to reunite these families on Saturday.

They called it, “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child,” and the money is intended to go toward the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a nonprofit organization in Texas that gives immigrant and refugee families legal representation in the state.

The couple’s expectations were exceeded when more than 130,000 people donated over $ 5 million in three days, the Times reports. At the time of publication, the page has now raised over $ 6 million.

Johnathan Ryan, the executive director of the nonprofit, expressed his amazement to the newspaper calling it a “great responsibility.”

“We’ve had moments of ecstasy and there have been a lot of tears in response to this outpouring of support,” Ryan said. “But those moments of joy are curtailed by a realization of great responsibility.”

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According to the fundraiser’s Facebook page, the money is intended to pay the bond of parents in detention centers so they can be reunited with their children while they await their court dates.

The funds will also go toward ensuring all children detained in Texas have legal representation. The page says bond minimums are set at $ 1,500 and can very anywhere between $ 5,000 and $ 10,000.

According to the Times, RAICES currently has about 50 lawyers on staff. A Facebook spokeswoman told the newspaper the Willners’ page has become the largest single fundraiser in the social media site’s history.

While the $ 6 million has not yet reached RAICES, Ryan told the Times the nonprofit had already sent lawyers to aid detained immigrants and their children.

“These people need lawyers. Beyond the punditry and politics, each person suffering from this policy has a huge legal case to begin to prepare for,” he said.

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On Monday, ProPublica released an audio recording of a man reported to be U.S. Border Patrol agent joking about immigrant children’s crying while at a detention facility after they had been separated from their parents.

“Well, we have an orchestra here, right? What we’re missing is a conductor,” he said as a boy is heard crying loudly for his father.

ProPublica reported the person who made the recording asked not to be identified out of fear of retaliation. PEOPLE was not able to independently verify the recording.

Later in the recording, a little girl from El Salvador is heard pleading with the agents and consular representatives present to call her aunt, explaining she had memorized the phone number.

“Can I go with my aunt at least? I want my aunt to come to take me to her house. I have her number,” she is heard saying in Spanish.

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She continued insisting the representatives call her aunt as two of them discussed feeding the children while a little boy in the background continued to cry for his father, yelling, “Papi! Papi!”

Since President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out its “zero tolerance” immigration policy — which prosecutes undocumented immigrants who cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico — more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents since April, according to the ProPublica.

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Arizona Sen. John McCain tweeted against the police on Monday, writing, “The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded.”

“The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now,” he added.


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This is the one thing celebrities ALWAYS carry in their bags

And what to do when a fashion disaster happens

What is the one thing everyone (including celebs) always carries around in their bag, now matter how big it is? Their phone of course.

Stylist Elizabeth Stewart would know, she’s dressed celebrities like Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis and Amanda Seyfried on the red carpet for years, and this is the one thing they always have in those little clutch bags.

‘All a celebrity needs on the red carpet is their phone, and a lot of clutch bags don’t fit the newest models. At the Oscars, you have to have your tickets and usually a lipstick, and you’d be surprised how many bags don’t fit all that,’ she says.

Which is how she came about designing her own bag, with Tyler Ellis. Because you really need room for your phone, don’t you?

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Elizabeth explains, ‘Tyler usually does evening bags, and she asked me what my dream bag would be and I said it would be a bag where I could find my phone at all times. It has that outside phone pocket which means I’m basically addicted to only using this bag because it’s the only bag I have that has that, especially when I travel a lot.’

And it turns out she’s not the only one to want a tote bag, as her celeb clients ordered their Ivy tote (named after Elizabeth’s daughter) before it even launched.

‘Julia Roberts has one. There are pics of her watching a soccer match with it. Gal Gadot has a red one (the bag also comes in black, navy and grey). The bag wasn’t even out yet but both of them saw me carrying it and wanted it. It fits a computer and everything else you need!’ she says.

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But Elizabeth is of course known for her red carpet styling, and while she has the day bag sorted, she also has some hacks for avoiding any outfit disasters during the evening. Scroll down to read…

Do you have a plan B if another actress wears a similar dress?

It doesn’t happen much at the big events because it tends to be custom made, to avoid problems like that. For smaller events, it’s the first question a stylist would ask, if it’s been worn. We tend to stick to samples, which are one-of-a-kind.

Have you ever had any disasters on the red carpet?

The worst thing that can happen is a technical disaster, I had a dress, with someone I worked with a long time ago, that literally split right at the back as she was walking out the door. Literally, the entire dress. We had a back-up dress (I always have one, this is the only way to avoid problems) but she didn’t want to wear it, so we were in Beverly Hills and we phoned a tailor who came in and sewed it in about 20 minutes. She had to be cut out of it later.

I don’t have a lot of horror stories, it’s literally all about planning. Get your dress, make sure it fits and you’re comfortable with shoes, and you have a back-up.

Any other tips for the red carpet?

You always have to have proper under pinnings. I’ve seen a lot of nipple covers peek out, I’ve seen Spanx peek out. Number one, have the right ones, and number two, make sure they don’t show. It’s also important to make sure the lining matches your skin tone.

 

 

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Cheryl Giovannoni on how to help girls achieve their potential at school

Marie Claire speak exclusively to CEO of the Girls’ Day School Trust Cheryl Giovannoni on how to encourage the next generation of female leaders

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Cheryl Giovannoni lives and breathes leadership. Before becoming CEO of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), her career with global communications powerhouse WPP culminated with her role as CEO of Ogilvy & Mather (where she landed contracts with huge companies such as Pizza Hut and Pimm’s). Her previous roles have included European President of the global brand consulting firm, Lander Associates, as well as CEO of Coley Porter Bell, a consumer design and branding business.

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On top of this, Giovannoni is also a keen proponent of mentoring, and offers her time and support for WACL (Women in Advertising and Communication London) and is a non-executive director of Fearless Futures, a charity that aims to encourage equality through its programmes for schools.

Now as the CEO of the GDST, Cheryl Giovannoni is responsible for the organisation that hopes to shape girls at 23 schools and two academies across England and Wales into strong and confident women. We spoke to Cheryl about the importance of STEM subjects, the effects of gender stereotyping and how to support girls in the age of Instagram.

When girls fulfil their potential at school, how does that affect their future prospects?

‘School is the launch-pad for the rest of your life. At the GDST, this means giving girls every possible opportunity to explore and grow their talents so they can step out into the world full of confidence and optimism for their future, as well as resilience to handle things when they don’t go according to plan. This means, always encouraging girls to be curious and resourceful, to be fearless and take risks. To try new things and get out of their comfort zone, in a place where they make friends for life and hopefully have fun.’

‘It is for us all to keep building girls up’

Nowadays, what is the biggest hurdle that girls face at school?

‘The most important thing we can do is to encourage a girl to have the confidence to find her own voice. Girls more than boys tend to hold themselves back and not speak up. In a girls-only environment, it is wonderfully inspiring to see girls take the lead in any role – they understand they can do anything they put their mind to and that there is nothing that they can’t achieve. It is for us all to keep building girls up – to encourage them to raise their hand, to speak out, that their voice matters.’

What is the biggest change you have seen in the challenges that girls face at school?

‘The exponential rise in social media has created a world that is so unlike the world most parents grew up in. Girls are bombarded every day with “perfect” images of life – ones that only include the best bits. It becomes very hard to maintain perspective of what life really is all about, with all its wonderful ups, downs and challenges. The pressure of that skewed perspective can be very challenging.

What can the wider world do to support girls at school? It’s for all of us out there to support girls as they start out on their chosen paths after their career. We’ve recently heard the pitiful excuses made for not having women in the boardroom. I see girls every single day full of vitality and determination and I know that this is the generation that will change the world. All leaders out there must change their mind-set and start to create opportunities for women – if they don’t, these leaders will certainly miss out.’

What are the main differences in the challenges that girl and boys face at school?

‘Boys and girls face a number of challenges at school. Even before they enrol in school, girls – and boys – are subject to gender stereotypes. They are spoken to and treated differently. It impacts on how we see ourselves, determines our future aspirations and how we value ourselves. It seems to me that boys too can be held back by gender stereotypes. If men are supposed to be strong and silent, and good at maths, where does this leave the boy who is passionate and creative?’

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‘In all-girls schools, nothing holds a girl back’

Research has shown that girls thrive in single sex schools – why do you think this is?

‘In all-girls schools, nothing holds a girl back. They receive an education that puts them front and centre, boosts their confidence and empowers them as they step-out into the world. They are taught to aim high and meet obstacles with resilience. They thrive because all roles are open to them.

In mixed schools, boys can often dominate in the classroom and assumptions of “girls’ subjects” and “boys’ subjects” kick-in, limiting their potential. All-girls schools do not bubble-wrap girls and shield them from the “real world”. Quite the contrary. They exist to inspire and enable young women to thrive in, as well as challenge and change, a society that is far from equal. At all-girls schools, girls step out into the world seeing themselves as nothing less than leaders or potential leaders. I truly believe it will be these girls who smash the glass ceiling, for the benefit of everyone.’

How would you encourage more girls into STEM subjects and careers?

‘Again, it goes back to instilling confidence in girls, that they can pursue any career they wish. One thing that is really important is to provide positive role models – to remind girls of the amazing women who have achieved incredible things. If she can see it she can be it. Seeing is believing and they realise there is no stopping them.’

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Nurse Alice: What Women Need to Know About Their OB-GYN Appointments

Another lawsuit against a doctor accused of sexual misconduct? Does it ever end?

Six women and former college students at the University of Southern California have filed lawsuits against OB-GYN doctor George Tyndall, who has had numerous complaints of sexual misconduct over the years. Even the doctor’s staff complained about his behavior. What’s even more tragic is that the school was aware of the complaints and did nothing until he was finally removed from his 30-year tenure just last year.

In light of this and all the other sexually inappropriate things happening in society today, what’s a young woman to do?

For many young women away at college, going to your first gynecological appointment without the help or advice of your mother, grandmother, or some other female support person can be scary, awkward, and even overwhelming. Although a woman’s first OB-GYN visit is recommended to occur between the ages of 13 to 15 or when they first become sexually active, it doesn’t usually happen that way. Let’s face it, many young women go to a pediatrician throughout their late adolescence, and probably not even on a regular basis if they’re otherwise healthy.

Many times, a woman goes to her first gynecological appointment after she has concerns: e.g., heavy or irregular menstruation, concerns about sexually transmitted infections, exploring birth control options, or because they suspect pregnancy. Nevertheless, this is a very important first appointment that includes a general overall health exam and questioning about general health and lifestyle, and then one more focused on the health of your sexual and reproductive organs and system.

Empower yourself with knowing what to expect. Here are eight important things women should know when having their first gynecological appointment.

  1. Familiarize yourself with what to expect. The medical office and provider should instruct you on what to anticipate before you step one foot into the exam room. Examinations should be performed with only the necessary amount of physical contact required to obtain data for diagnosis and treatment. And an appropriate explanation should accompany all examination procedures.
  2. Having a female chaperone present is standard of care unless you decline the offer. But the key here is that you were offered one, regardless of the gender of the provider. You should be allowed to undress and put on a patient gown in privacy. Never dress or undress in front of your doctor.
  3. The doctor should be explaining and educating you throughout the exam so you know what’s happening and why before it happens. The physician-patient relationship can be damaged when this does not occur, and leaves room for misinterpretation of touching during the exam.
  4. Health professionals are expected to wash their hands and put on gloves when doing any invasive exams or procedures and that involve touching bodily fluids. A doctor should never be doing a pelvic or rectal exam on you without gloves.
  5. Both health providers and patients should avoid sexual innuendo and provocative remarks. Sexually offensive or suggestive language or jokes should be avoided. Keep things professional.
  6. If you feel uncomfortable at any time during the exam, you can stop the exam immediately and tell the doctor you don’t feel comfortable. This also allows the opportunity for the provider to clarify what’s happening should it truly be a misunderstanding.
  7. If you believe there was any misconduct or you feel violated, please notify the medical administrator immediately while the occurrence is still fresh in your mind. This helps you to retell an accurate story and intervene to prevent any potential further misconduct from happening to someone else.
  8. Physicians and medical administration aware of instances of sexual misconduct on the part of any health professional have an obligation to protect the safety of the public by removing said person from patient care immediately and reporting such situations to appropriate authorities, such as institutional committee chairs, department chairs, peer review organizations, supervisors, or the medical board. You can report this as well. And if you do, always do it in writing.

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Last remaining Munchkin actors share their stories

On May 24, actor Jerry Maren passed away at age 98 in San Diego, Calif., and — as was widely reported — the world lost its last living “Wizard of Oz” munchkin. Well, its last munchkin played by a dwarf actor. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, I’m a munchkin and I’m still alive!’ ” Betty Ann…
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On ‘Kids See Ghosts,’ Kanye West and Kid Cudi Bare Their Scars to the World

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It was announced in April that a string of Kanye West-affiliated projects would be hitting the public this summer, and so far, fans have gotten the triumph of Pusha T’s DAYTONA alongside the relative banality of West’s own Ye.

Nas and Teyena Taylor projects are forthcoming, but fans have hotly anticipated the joint project from Kids See Ghosts, aka West and Kid Cudi. After some delay, an album listening party was livestreamed just prior to the album’s June 8 release date (Kanye’s 41st birthday), and the disappointing and infuriating West shenanigans that overshadowed these releases’ announcements seem to have suddenly taken a backseat to the actual music.

That doesn’t make Kanye any less insufferable, and its made for a confounding shift in tone surrounding the ongoing West conversation. But teamed with Cudi, West and his longtime collaborator get to lean on each other, and the result is a more full-bodied success than either has had in a long time. West’s new album Ye didn’t paint a very sympathetic picture of his current state of mind. But with Kids See Ghosts, Kanye opts for the cathartic as opposed to the curmudgeonly—and there’s no doubt that his fans have Kid Cudi to thank for that

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‘No One Wants the Invite Anyway.’ LeBron James and Steph Curry Say Their Teams Won’t Visit White House

(CLEVELAND) — Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year.

No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon.

On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the Super Bowl — a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump and had the White House accusing players who weren’t planning on attending of abandoning their fans — Curry and James were among those speaking out at the NBA Finals in support of the Eagles.

“I’m not surprised. It’s typical of him,” James, the Cleveland star, said of Trump’s decision to cancel. “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”

On the eve of Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, politics dominated the conversation.

Curry raised Trump’s ire last year when he said he wouldn’t go to the White House, prompting the President to disinvite him and the champion Golden State Warriors.

Curry said Tuesday that he spoke with a current Eagles player about the team’s decision-making process and how it went deeper than disagreeing with Trump policies and the ongoing issue of some NFL players choosing not to stand for the pregame playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“It’s an important conversation, but you can’t control what other people try to do, or try to control the narrative or things like that,” Curry said.

Curry said the team has been on the same page after his comments last year and Trump’s subsequent revoking of the Warriors’ invitation. “And every team that’s won a championship since then has gone through that.”

There has been clear tension between many star athletes and the current administration throughout the Trump presidency. Trump has often blasted the NFL players who have kneeled for the national anthem, a protest that started in 2016 when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did so to protest racism and more specifically the killing of black men by police.

Trump said the Eagles’ event was called off because some of their players “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”

No Eagles players kneeled during the anthem last season.

“Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military,” the Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins wrote in a statement posted to social media Tuesday .

The WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx haven’t been invited to celebrate their most recent title, something James called “laughable.” Villanova, the reigning NCAA men’s champion, has not revealed if an invitation was sent. Many members of the U.S. Olympic Team that competed earlier this year in South Korea did not attend a White House reception.

Hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins and baseball’s Houston Astros have accepted invitations to the White House for the traditional meeting with the President in recent months, as have several college teams. When the New England Patriots went last year, half the team chose not to attend.

The Warriors, in lieu of going to the White House, spent that day taking a group of children to the National Museum of African American History and Culture a few miles away.

“I think the President has made it pretty clear he’s going to try to divide us, all of us in this country, for political gain,” said Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who has often criticized Trump and his policies. “So it’s just the way it is. I think we all look forward to the day when we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement and celebrate Americans for their achievement, their good deeds.”

Kerr also lauded the Eagles for being what he called “fantastic citizens in their own community.”

“It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years,” Kerr said.

The overwhelming issue surrounding the Eagles’ planned visit was that most of the team was not going to attend, and that was a major factor in Trump deciding to pull the invitation.

“What else do you expect Trump to do?” Golden State’s Kevin Durant said. “When somebody says they don’t want to come to the White House, he disinvites them. So the photo op don’t look bad. We get it at this point. But it’s good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do. Like guys said before me, I’m sure whoever wins this series won’t be going.”

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Ashley Iaconetti And Jared Haibon Open Up About Their Very First ‘I Love You’ And It’s Incredibly Romantic!

The Bachelor couple is back together and happier than ever! As you may be aware, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon announced on her web series titled The Story of Us that they have rekindled their love.

The two met for the very first time on Bachelor in Paradise three years ago, and after some obstacles along the way, they now seem to be in it for the long run.

Ashley and Jared talked to ET earlier in the week, opening up about their amazing romance.

That being said, they shared the story of their first ‘I love you’ and also talked about moving in together and keeping the romance under wraps for months.

‘We knew that there was a lot of history with us and we really wanted to date and have a relaxed, easygoing relationship because we have never been boyfriend/girlfriend throughout our entire relationship,’ Jared stated.

Then they went on to explain how they knew they should get back together.

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‘For me, it was love at first sight. I don’t know when in the last couple of months I decided [I wanted to be with him]. I always knew we had something I had never experienced before. We are similar and different in the most compatible ways. We really complement each other,’ Ashley stated.

Jared called her ‘the love of [his] life’ and proceeded to share how grateful he is for having Ashley in his life.

About six weeks into their rekindled relationship ‘He would even say ‘love of my life’ before he said ‘I’m in love with you,’’ Ashley dished.

Jared added: ‘I wanted to make sure. I wanted us to date for a while before we said those words to make sure this was real. And I wanted it to be important. We were in bed,  lying there. I could not wait anymore! We were talking throughout that entire [Stagecoach] weekend about how much we liked each other, and I was like, ‘I don’t like you, I love you! I was super nervous to say it. I was like, ‘I hope she says it back.’ I said, ‘I am completely obsessed with you, I am addicted to you.’’

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The Hills Star Brody Jenner Marries Kaitlynn Carter! Inside Their Destination Wedding

Brody Jenner wed longtime girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter in a stunning ocean-view ceremony Saturday on the exotic island of Nihi Sumba, off the coast of Indonesia, PEOPLE can exclusively confirm.

Jenner’s brother Brandon and mom Linda Thompson looked on as the former Hills star exchanged vows with his influencer fiancée.

The ceremony and reception culminated four days of festivities on the breathtaking isle, including horse races on the beach and a white party where the intimate guest list of 50 close friends and family danced the night away.

“We’re just excited to celebrate spending the rest of our lives together,” Jenner told PEOPLE just weeks before the big day. “I can’t wait to marry Kaitlynn.”

Jenner, 34, and Carter, 29, met at a party in 2013 and the connection was immediate. “I was going after her,” Jenner said. “She’s an amazing girl.”

Added Carter: “He was really honest about what he wanted, no messing around, and I found that really charming and refreshing. Pretty soon after we started dating, I thought it could be for life.”

Carter moved in soon after, and in 2016, Jenner proposed at the same resort on Nihi Sumba where they would eventually wed.

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“I’m glad we took our time to get to know each other,” said Carter of the long engagement. “We know for sure that we can work through things and that we want to be together.”

Now, the new Mr. and Mrs. will head to a romantic honeymoon — and are looking forward to life as it was, with a special twist.

“I’m looking forward to living the rest of my life with Kaitlynn,” Jenner said. “Hopefully not too much changes. But having the ring and the commitment, that’s really exciting.”


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Tips from a family of four who quit their jobs to travel the world full-time

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Family time is precious and can lead to plenty of new and exciting memories. These parents took their young family one step further. Prepare for the birth of the @bucketlistfamily! After packing their bags to head on the adventure of a lifetime, parents Jessica and Garett have plenty of tips on how they have made their traveling lives work by creating an online persona for themselves.

Stand out from the crowd

In a world of 7.4 billion people, it can be hard to stand out. However, these parents admit it is vital to find your selling point. Whether it is taking unique photos such as picturesque underwater shots, or traveling to a certain number of countries in a set time; to reach fame you need a selling point that will always keep people coming back for more. For this pair, it is their family life and adventures they share with their three children!

Using your skills

Jessica and Garett admit they have always had a love of journal keeping. So when it came time to decide on their online pages, they opted for a way they could capture all their precious memories forever while also pursuing careers. What skills do you possess? It could be blog writing, photography, or vlogs of your travels. It’s time to put those talents to good use and turn them into a real money maker.

Be yourself

After all, it will be much easier to keep up your online antics if you are just being you. These parents admit that in their vlogs they talk as if they are telling the stories to their friends and family back home. Your followers will love the honesty, and fall in love with your content thanks to its individuality. If you try and act as though you’re someone you’re not, you could find yourself losing out on potential business and upset your fans.

All about meaning

One of the most important parts of creating online pages is to create something that is meaningful to your family, according to Jessica and Garett. The parents admit they use Instagram as a way to hold onto the memories of the family adventures so will only post photos that capture their time together. If you aren’t in love with your content, then it may come across in your posts.

Reach out to the fans

The fans are the ones that will make your lives possible! Without a following, it may be hard to live a life on the road as traveling extraordinaires. Jessica and Garett state that it’s better to build up a relationship with a small following than it is to have thousands of fans that never interact with your content. This could be asking questions in your posts, setting up polls, or creating competitions. Whatever it is you choose to do, don’t forget about the people that make your lifestyle possible.

Find the brands

You may be surprised at how many brands are willing to team up with people that are building themselves on social media. If you know you want to work with a particular company, then look at the other content they are putting out there. Could you recreate it with your own unique spin? Brands may not start sponsoring you straight away, and you may just receive some free content in return for some promotions on your page. However, as your fan base continues to grow, the paychecks may just soon start rolling in.

It may sound daunting, but the @bucketlistfamily have shown the world how you can raise a young family while still getting to take in all the sights the world has to offer. Just imagine raising your family in a new country every month. Could you soon be booking your plane tickets to join them on this incredible adventure?

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Disney turned their classic VHS tapes into journals, and your inner Disney Princess will want to buy them all


Disney turned their classic VHS tapes into journals, and your inner Disney Princess will want to buy them all

When we were kids, we LOVED our Disney gear. Princess dresses, autograph books, stuffed Pumbaas — you name it, we wanted it. Well, it turns out that this desire doesn’t go away as one grows up. We still buy all things Disney, from Beauty and the Beast Minnie Mouse ears to Disney-themed pairs of Toms. Honestly, what millennial doesn’t want a millennial pink or rose gold spirit jersey to wear to Disneyland?

Basically, any time a new Disney-themed item hits shelves, we’re first in line to buy it. So when we saw these new VHS-inspired Disney journals, we knew we had to have every single one. Yep, you can now take a trip down memory lane with a series of precious journals featuring covers from seven different animated Disney films that will surely make you feel like Blockbuster never went out of business.

There are seven different journals to choose from: The Little Mermaid, Dumbo, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and The Lion King. GREAT choices. They really picked classics. Four of those titles — The Little MermaidAladdinBeauty and the Beast, and The Lion King — are part of the Disney Renaissance era from 1989-1999. Ah, the memories.

The Disney journals look JUST like those puffy plastic VHS cases that you remember so fondly from childhood.

Taking notes is much more fun with a Little Mermaid journal.

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Or a Dumbo one. What a cutie.

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Spill your darkest secrets into the confines of an Aladdin VHS.

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Or a Beauty and the Beast one. We bet Belle can keep a secret.

Beauty and the Beast
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How magical is this Peter Pan journal?

Peter Pan
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You can keep it classy with Lady and the Tramp, one of our faves.

Lady and the Tramp
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And, of course, there’s The Lion King.

The Lion King
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Each journal features a photo of the film’s VHS tape on the front page…

The Lion King Tape Front
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…and the back page. So cute!

The Lion King Tape Back
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There’s also a watermark from the film on the pages. (We see you, Timon.)

The Lion King Water Mark
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The journals cost $ 15.99 each, but they are SO adorable, we think the ’90s nostalgia is well worth the cost.

We can’t wait to get our hands on one of these bad boys. Or two. Or three. We have a lot of things to write about, you know?

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It’s About Time Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Located Their Spines

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In Donald Trump’s America, there really are two Americas.

In one, America’s intelligence community caught wind of the fact that Russia was attempting to influence the various inexperienced and sketchy members of the Trump campaign, and sought to investigate this possibly dangerous behavior, using various methods at their disposal, including confidential informants on the inside.  

In the other America—and make no mistake, there are tens of millions living in this alternative universe—the Obama administration sought to wiretap and spy on the Trump campaign for completely nefarious reasons. They were out to get him from day one.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Welcome Their Second Child

It’s official, Luna is a big sister! Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed their new bundle of joy, a baby boy, on Wednesday, May 16.

“Somebody’s herrrrrrre!” Teigen tweeted on Wednesday along with baby bottle emojis.

Her husband retweeted the post and Brielle Biermann was among the first to congratulate the couple, replying, “OMFGGGG!!!!!! Taurus baby!! Congratulations.”

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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As previously reported, the 32-year-old Lip Sync Battle host enlisted their daughter’s help for the big social media reveal of baby No. 2 in November 2017. In the sweet Instagram video, Teigen asks the tot, “Luna, what’s in here?” as she points to her belly, to which Luna squealed, “BB!” She hilariously captioned the clip: “it’s john’s!”

The Cravings author later revealed that she and the “All of Me” singer, 39, were expecting a boy. Us Weekly caught up with Teigen in March, when she opened up about the possibility of more children — and how she’s in no rush to get her post-baby body back. “I think I do want to have another baby after this and then get hot,” she told Us at the time,” noting that her doting husband loves her pregnancy body.

“I have a husband who truly loves the whole experience,” she gushed to Us. “He holds my belly at night, sings to it, wants to be there for me. I’m really lucky because some men start to look at you like a tool, I’ve heard, so I’ve been scared and don’t let that happen to me! But it hasn’t and it’s really good.”

Teigen and Legend tied the knot in a gorgeous September 2013 wedding in Lake Como, Italy. They welcomed their first child, the aforementioned Luna, in April 2016.

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Mobile Apps Every Contractor Needs in Their Arsenal

If you’re a contractor, you probably don’t spend all that much time at your desk. In fact, you probably have to handle your office work from the seat of your car or a quiet corner of the jobsite most days.

That mobility is exactly what makes apps so powerful for modern home improvement professionals. The ability to handle a task over your smartphone or tablet gives you the power to take care of work right away, rather than swinging by the office after a long day on the job. The best apps take some of the administrative burden out of contracting and reduce the amount of manual labor and time you spend following up with stakeholders. Here are six of our favorites.

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DEWALT Mobile Pro

Every construction professional knows the old builders’ proverb  “measure twice, cut once.” But what about when you need to find the square footage of that pentagonal shower enclosure your newest client wants you to build? Manual measurements would have you running calculations all day in order to build estimates and order materials. The DEWALT Mobile Pro tool, however, helps you approximate area and volume calculations quickly and efficiently for a variety of different shapes. The app also gives you access to area, length, and volume conversions. Plus, it has additional features for estimating studs, drywall, and concrete studs. Those are the basic features, but you can additional trade-specific calculations for carpentry, concrete, business math, finish materials, trim work, landscaping, site work and more through in-app purchases. With this app, you no longer have to have aced geometry to run a successful contracting business!

Fieldwire

The more moving parts you have going into a project, the more there are chances for problems. Large jobs require a great deal of detail-wrangling and project management. That’s where full-service tools like Fieldwire come in handy. This all-in-one construction management app has a built-in plan viewer so you can access blueprints on your tablet or smartphone and add notes and markups directly in the app. The paid plan allows you to import and manage unlimited plans and sync them with your Box or Dropbox account. On the management side of the equation, a set of task management features allow you to assign work to subs and teams and communicate priorities and schedules. Team members can use the app to report labor hours and manpower for more precise billing and estimates.

Photo Measures

Photos are a great reference tool when working with clients through text or email. Your next appointment wants a kitchen remodel? No problem, just send a quick pic of the room. The only trouble is, it’s hard to keep track of measurements from photos alone—until now. Photo Measures allows you to easily add measurements to photos to create quick reference guides. Yes, you’ll still have to get out the tape measure here and there, but you won’t have to be a professional sketch artist to keep track of your plans.

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DroneDeploy

Many contractors already see the value in aerial mapping and drone surveying. The issue comes when you try to get it done; hiring a professional drone data mapping company is time-consuming, especially if the results of your map will factor into bids or estimates. Luckily, drone software and technology is becoming affordable—and intuitive—enough for those of us without CAD experience to use. And that’s exactly where DroneDeploy comes in. Use the app with any DJI drone to capture live data and create 3D models from drone flights. The software features built-in measurement tools for instant site evaluations. Maps created in the application are compatible with BIM, CAD, and GIS softwares, and they can be easily shared with stakeholders for better and faster communication. Now that’s what we call innovation!

T-Sheets

Payroll can get pretty complicated when you’re running a construction company. The T-Sheets app from Quickbooks gives teams a way to clock in and clock out and track their hours—even when they’re working on the jobsite. On the admin side, you can use the app to build schedules, track payrates, and set alerts for overtime. And of course, all the information in your account can be exported to popular payroll programs like Quickbooks, ADP, Xero and Sage.

DocuSign

You can’t be a remodeler without contracts—you are a “contractor,” after all—the word contracts is right there in the job title. But clients often drag their heels executing contracts when they have to print it out, sign it, scan it and send it back. An online contract signing application simplifies the process, and DocuSign is one of the most popular ones out there. Using the mobile app, you can save contract templates for similar projects, and send them and apply your signature all from your smartphone.

With these powerful apps in your pocket, you can bring the office with you wherever you go!

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Jay Leno Is Worth $350 Million and Owns 181 Cars But Says He Still Lives Like Someone Who’s on Their Last Dime

Jay Leno got rich by being America’s class clown. The comedian has an estimated net worth of $ 350 million, largely thanks to his tenure as the host of The Tonight Show, which he left in 2014. He’s still cracking jokes, but now he does it on Jay Leno’s Garage, which started as a web series and is now in its fourth season on CNBC (airing Thursdays). It follows Leno’s one true splurge: collecting prized and pricey cars. We talked to him about the money tips he’s picked up from his auto obsession, how he started his standup career homeless, and the one thing he tells every comic who’s trying to make a buck telling jokes.

You were extremely scrappy when you started in comedy. In Leading with My Chin, you wrote about being homeless and telling jokes to police when they picked you up off the street.

[Laughs] Yeah, I did. I just got on a plane one day and went to Los Angeles. I looked in the paper for open houses, say, from noon to 4 p.m., and I would get there at 3:30, and then I would hide in the closet. The realtor would leave and lock the door, and now I had a place to stay. Sometimes I could stay in a house two to three days. I didn’t wreck anything. I did get picked up twice for vagrancy on Hollywood Boulevard. In fact, where I got my [Walk of Fame] star was where the cops picked me up. They’d put you in the back of the car, and they’d drive you around their entire shift, and then let you out in the morning.

They must’ve been used to that on Hollywood Boulevard.

I would tell the cops jokes, and most of the cops are pretty blue-collar guys. Once they realized you’re not dangerous, you’re not a crazy person… “You find a place to live yet? No? Okay, get in the back.” It was okay. They were nice guys.

How’d you become a car geek, anyway?

I grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, which was a pretty rural area when I was a kid. There were always broken tractors, lawn mowers, vehicles you had to fix. I remember somebody had abandoned an old Renault in a field when we were about 11 or 12. We would drive it around the backyard. Your mom would kind of watch through the window. Of, course now they’d call child services, and the parents would be taken away. Back then, it was seen as not a bad thing—it taught you how to fix cars and get things running. I never set out to collect cars. I just bought what I liked. The general rule of car collecting is if you’re reasonably astute and you understand how things work, if you like it, chances are other people will like it, too. My three things are: It should be of technical and historical significance. It should be fun to drive. And it should be attractive to look at. If an automobile has those three qualifications, then it’s probably something that would be considered collectible.

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There’s a lot of speculation out there about your vast car collection. Exactly how many do you own?

About 181 cars, and about 160 motorcycles.

Do you have any idea what they’re all worth?

No. I know individual ones. I bought a McLaren F1 in ‘99 for $ 800,000, and the last offer I got was $ 17.5 million. They only built 64 of them.

Are there any cars you look back on and think, “I wish I hadn’t bought that”?

There’s this thing in the car world: “You didn’t pay too much, you just bought it too soon.” There are a couple there. I don’t really dwell on them too much. If you buy something that’s rare and valuable, it will always be rare and valuable.

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Charlie Nucci—Corbis via Getty ImagesJay Leno in his garage with his McLaren F1

How often do you sell the cars?

I’ve never sold a car [Laughs].

Ever?

I will donate a car to charity. We’ve done that probably 10 or 15 times.

Your passion for cars is palpable. Is there anything else you don’t mind dropping serious dough on?

You know, there’s really not. It’s obviously not clothes. I’m not an experienced person. I know I’m pretty wealthy, but I live like someone who’s on their last dime. I take nothing for granted. I don’t take vacations. When you’re in show business, you get to go to vacation places. I enjoy doing philanthropy stuff. I like feeling like if I don’t work this week, I’m gonna go broke. People say, “Why do you work all the time?” I go, “What do I do on a Tuesday that’s worth this kind of money?” A job comes up, and I always feel like I was broke for so long, I never wanted to be in the position of, “Well, how much is that job? Oh no, I’m not…” It just seems so presumptuous to turn down.

You still have that hustler mentality.

Yeah, and I like being a piecemeal comic, the idea of write joke, tell joke, get check. I don’t do HBO or Netflix specials because I can make almost the same money doing a live show. Why not just do four or five live shows instead of giving something away on TV?

Jay Leno arrives in his 1909 Baker Electric car at "Revenge Of The Electric Car" Premiere held at Landmark Nuart Theatre on October 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Jeff Vespa—WireImageJay Leno arrives in his 1909 Baker Electric car at “Revenge Of The Electric Car” Premiere held at Landmark Nuart Theatre on October 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

So no eight-figure Netflix special for you.

It doesn’t interest me. I’m not saying that to be snobby. It just doesn’t appeal to me because once your joke is on TV, it disappears forever. I always think, “Did this person just hear me say this last night?” I always know where my act is. I control it.

You came into quite a lot of money as a famous comedian. What did you learn about spending money from that?

I never spent money before I had it. I never bought anything before I could afford it. I never bought anything on time. I don’t lease vehicles. Cash is king.

You’re not risky with your income.

I work and my money relaxes—that’s the way I look at it. I live pretty frugally. I’m a huge believer in low self-esteem. The only ones with high self-esteem are actors and criminals. I’m dyslexic. My mother would say, “You’re gonna have to work twice as hard as the other kid to get the same thing,” and that always seemed like a fair tradeoff. The nice thing about being dyslexic—people tend to focus on something and then that becomes their goal. That always worked pretty well for me. I’ve always had two jobs, and I lived on one job and banked the other. All through The Tonight Show, I never touched a dime of my TV money because TV money is fleeting money. When you’re a comedian, you can always generate income. You can always stand somewhere and tell jokes and get paid for it. In college I would go to what they used to call hootenanny night and I would put $ 50 on the bar. I would say to the bartender, ”Let me go up and tell jokes. If I do good, give me my $ 50 back. If I do bad, you keep the $ 50.” Eventually you could make $ 15, $ 20 bucks a night by doing that.

What do you say when you talk to a young comedian who’s coming up and reaching for the kind of career you’ve had?

My advice is just take the job. Don’t worry about how much it pays. I’m always astounded when I meet comedians who go, “I’m not going there for that kind of money,” and I go, “Who are you? You haven’t done anything. No one knows who you are.” If you’re any good, the money will come. Pay attention to your product. If you’re not making enough money, it’s ‘cause you’re not good enough.

I spent almost a year at the Comedy Store asking to go on after Richard Pryor. No one wanted to follow Pryor because he just blew the room out. He was really the best. After that, I realized I didn’t have an hour of material. I had about 18 minutes of really funny material. I just kept throwing out everything that wasn’t funny.

 


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From the mouths of babes: Infants really enjoy hearing from their peers

Sorry, new parents — even though your infants appreciate your coos, they prefer to hear sounds from their peers — other babies. Even at the pre-babbling stage, infants recognize vowel-like sounds, but they tend to dwell on these sounds when from the mouths of babes.A new line of research focuses on one aspect of infant speech development: how babies perceive speech with infant vocal properties.
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These Very Wet Kentucky Derby Fans Won’t Let a Little Rain Ruin Their Race

The Kentucky Derby quickly turned into a muddy affair as rain poured on Churchill Downs Saturday

However, thousands still came out to watch the Run for the Roses. The weather also brings in an interesting element for those betting on the race as some horses run better on mud than others.

It seems like many Kentucky Derby-goers weren’t betting on rain though, and many were clad in ponchos over suits and summery dresses. Umbrellas also aren’t allowed at the Kentucky Derby to prevent obscured views.

It’s forecast to continue raining through the 144th Kentucky Derby’s post time of 6:34 p.m. on Saturday – making a likely repeat of last year’s soggy derby in which Always Dreaming won.

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John Minchillo—AP/REX/ShutterstockCurt Schuman of Louisville looks at a program before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Ky on May 5, 2018
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‘Vampire Diaries’ Alum Steven McQueen and Alexandra Silva Call Off Their Engagement

It’s over. Steven McQueen exclusively revealed to Us Weekly that he has called off his engagement to Alexandra Silva.

The Vampire Diaries alum attended the Voices In Displacement Gala hosted by The Syrian American Medical Society on Friday, May 4, and opened up to Us about canceling his plans to marry the model.

When asked about how the wedding planning was going, the actor, 29, exclusively revealed to Us: “You know what? Actually, we called it off.”

“We did,” he continued. “But yeah, it’s just the way it was. It happened.”

As far as dating goes, he’s focusing on himself, for now, telling Us he’s “enjoying me time,” and staying active. “If I’m stressed I like anything from hiking with my dogs to boxing,” he added. “Whatever comes up.”

In the future, McQueen just wants one thing from the woman in his life: “You know, just love. That’s all.”

The Chicago Fire guest star announced the news that he had proposed to the model via Instagram in January. “She said yes,” the actor captioned a black and white photo of them kissing at dinner.

Silva shared the same photo on her account, writing: “My best friend, love of my life…YES, yes yes a million times over @steven_r_mcqueen.” Both photos have since been deleted from their pages.

McQueen made their relationship Instagram official in December 2016 with a photo of them together from a skiing trip.

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