Report: Ike Perlmutter Used Trump Advisor Position to Promote Marvel, as if Marvel Needed Any More Exposure
Ike Perlmutter, the CEO of Marvel Comics, is also a close friend and advisor to Donald Trump, who has given him an unofficial role overseeing the VA. What that means is that in practical terms is that your annoying liberal friend who is constantly posting about how it’s not okay to eat at Chik-Fil-A on social media is putting money right into Donald Trump’s pocket with all that you-go-girl Captain Marvel merch they bought.
ProPublica reports that a government audit found that Perlmutter used his position to promote the Marvel Comics brand by forcing Captain America and Spider-Man into a VA suicide awareness event on the New York Stock Exchange.
Before the event, Perlmutter emailed senior VA officials that he had “arranged” for Marvel characters to be there, according to a newly released yearlong audit by the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ independent watchdog.
Recognizing the potential for ethical questions, a VA official sought advice from the agency’s lawyers. “Marvel Communications is doing this and we don’t, as far as I know, do business with them,” the unnamed official wrote in an email cited in the GAO report.
You really have to ask yourself if this was worth the scandal considering you can’t turn around without seeing some kind of ad for Marvel. Seriously, when is the last time you went an entire day without seeing or hearing anything about Marvel? I’m betting it was way before 2017.
In a statement, Perlmutter, Moskowitz and Sherman said they provided assistance to the president and VA officials who asked for it. “We volunteered to assist the VA solely because we wanted to help America’s veterans get the best possible care,” they said.
Well, that’s good enough for me. You know, my dad was a veteran and I often think he’d still be alive today if only he had seen Spider-Man ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Excelsior, Mr. Perlmutter.
Now, I don’t have any children and I’m not an expert on raising them; I don’t know when they start to talk or walk or stop doing that thing where they demand your attention to tell you long rambling stories that have no conclusion. I am pretty sure, however, that a nine-year-old boy taking baths with his mother is weird.
That is weird, right? Like, not in a sexual way, just in a weird “this kid is probably going to need therapy” kind of way. That was my first thought when I read in Page Six that Alicia Silverstone takes baths with her nine-year-old son.
I’m very sure I was taking baths alone by the time I was nine, and I’m pretty sure much earlier. It’s weird.
Of course, weird is the name of the game with Silverstone and her kid, because remember she fed him like a bird, chewing up his food and spitting it into his mouth, and she doesn’t seem too keen on vaccines. And the kid is vegan.
I’m kind of considering going back to college to become a psychologist because in about ten years someone is going to make a mint fixing all the things that are screwed up about this kid. Assuming that an unvaccinated vegan kid makes it to adulthood.
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Carole Baskin’s week has taken a very bad turn for her. Things seemed pretty great when she won a court battle giving her control of Joe Exotic’s former zoo as payment for a million dollar lawsuit he had lost to her. Then the current owner, Jeff Lowe, revealed that he was going to absolutely trash the place on his way out and that it’s a Native American burial ground.
There was more bad news for Baskin as TMZ reports that the sheriff who is still investigating her husband’s disappearance declared that his will was a forgery.
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They’re chanting “F**k Drew Brees” at a New Orleans protest pic.twitter.com/EeNDTH7zju
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 4, 2020
Context: Drew Brees doesn’t like you kneeling.
Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts."@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”
Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020
Mary Pat Gleason, a veteran actress of the small and big screen, died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.
She was 70 years old.
Gleason's manager confirmed the sad news to Variety, revealing the late star -- who appeared in countless TV and movie projects throughout the past four decades -- was a "fighter to the end."
Writer and director Ron Fassler also posted a triibute to the actress on Facebook.
"Mary Pat Gleason, one of the dearest and sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure to know, passed away last night at the age of seventy.
"She has 174 credits on her IMDB page (with one unreleased film still to come), but she was so much more than a wonderful actress," he wrote.
Gleason had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Mom as Mary, a woman who was an AA member that often shared unusual and hilarious stories with the group.
Her character passed away during a season 7 episode after suffering a brain aneurysm while attending an one of these meetings.
"She was one of a kind. So caring, so funny, and so delicious to be around, that I find it hard to imagine a world without her shining presence and smiling face. My heart goes out to all who knew and loved her," Fassler continued, concluding as follows:
"Let's all raise a glass to her this evening as one and offer a final toast and a fond farewell in her memory."
Gleason made her acting debut in the 1980 television movie Paul’s Case.
She continued to find steady guest-starring opportunities for many years afterward... on shows such as Full House, ER and Saved by the Bell.
The actress also appeared in A Cinderella Story, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, among major films.
Gleason’s Mom costar, Mimi Kennedy, also spoke out in the wake of the actress’ death, Tweeting the following:
“I’m saddened to learn that Mary Pat Gleason (Mary on @MomCBS) passed away.
"From her nephew, ‘Her curtain closed at 10:20 Tuesday evening.’”
“I’m sure she was met with thunderous applause and a great party backstage. My love to you Mary and to your loved ones.”
In 1986, Gleason won a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding drama series writing team for her work on The Guiding Light.
George Steeves, who starred in Pencil Town alongside the late star, shared a lovely tribute in honor of Gleason’s passing as well.
“Last night I was saddened to hear about the passing of my colleague and friend Mary Pat Gleason,” he wrote online, sharing several photos of the pair.
“I had the honor of working with Mary Pat in Pencil Town last year. It was truly an honor to be in her presence.
"Thank You for the conversations and the words of encouragement. #RIP.”
Gleason has reportedly spent the past couple months under hospice care.
May she rest in peace.
After Lauryn Shannon and Alana Thompson had to relocate to avoid the shady stalkers after Mama June, Alana was looking forward to returning home.
But on the latest Mama June: Family Crisis, the family discovered that June had sold and abandoned her house. Alana can never return.
Aunt Doe Doe Shannon took her adult daughter Amber to stop by June Shannon's once-nice home.
Famously, as we reported last year, June had sold off her belongings -- and those of her family.
She also sold off the damaged home for considerably less than it was worth.
Through Doe Doe and Amber's eyes, viewers got a look at the now abandoned house.
Well, "abandoned" may not be the right word.
Whoever bought the house from June clearly decided that they could easily patch up the damage.
They redid the floors, numerous windows, and more.
(We're sure that they spent less upgrading the house than the drop in price between when June bought it and sold it -- she could have made more money)
Funnily enough, Doe Doe and Amber were able to just waltz on inside through the unlocked door.
Real talk: surely production had already cleared the visit with the mysterious new owner, assuming that WEtv did not simply buy the house themselves.
Anyway, Doe Doe and Amber wandered around the ground floor of the house, marveling at how eerie and vacant the house has become.
The strangest part, really, was that June had apparently not notified her family at all.
(We had never really noticed that the kitchen seems kind of small given the size of the house -- it's weird, right?)
As they went on their stunned tour, editors hilariously added somber flashbacks to when the house was inhabited.
Milestone events and sentimental flashbacks played.
Doe Doe realized, with encouragement from Amber, that she had to tell Lauryn.
First, however, Doe Doe wanted to vent.
She was absolutely furious that June, who paid cash for that house, had abandoned it.
If you own a house, there are ways to leverage that property into additiona wealth. Even without doing that, you at least have a place to sleep.
Property is how people remain safe and preserve generational wealth. June abandoned that for quick cash -- and for Geno.
We then see Doe Doe deliver the news.
Real talk, we don't think that this was Lauryn's first time learning this.
For one thing, it was reported when June sold her house.
Just because she didn't call Lauryn to tell her doesn't mean that she doesn't know.
A lot of reality shows feature scenes where the stars pretend to receive information for the first time.
Rarely is it so obvious as on Family Crisis, where most of the women in the family have the same facial tells when they are acting.
Eyes wide and mouths slightly open, they just deliver their lines with a little more emphasis.
It's not scripted, but it's planned. Whatever, it doesn't need to be genuine to be entertaining.
Seriously, Lauryn was giving extra facial reactions the whole time to make sure that editors would have their pick.
She's a true professional.
Anyway, unfortunately they then had to inform Alana.
We have zero doubt that Alana knew this already before the clearly planned moment when she brought up the idea of one day moving back home.
That said, we're sure that she was distressed to learn that June had sold the home -- Alana's home.
Arguably almost as bad, it came out that June had told both daughters that the house would one day by theirs.
Did she mean that they would share it? Both had seemingly had the impression that they would be the sole heirs.
Anyway, Alana also brought up her belongings left behind -- things that June sold off to any buyer who wanted them.
Speaking of June committing crimes, she has a court date.
Doe Doe declared her intention to be there to confront June when she shows up.
Sure enough, June and Geno pull up in their SUV, which has seen better days.
Geno got out of the car, screaming obscenities and homophobic slurs at camera people. There is no excuse for that.
June clearly did not wish to be seen.
We did not get to see her interaction with Doe Doe, whatever that may have been.
Hopefully, we'll see more in the next episode ... but we don't get our hopes up.
We know that June's life continued to spiral out of control for months after this was filmed. Now, however, things are looking up.
When Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson got married back in 2018, their wedding was nearly identical to every Duggar ceremony that preceded it.
Over 1,000 guests were in attendance, and a TLC camera crew was on hand to capture the moment when the couple kissed for the very first time, in accordance with the hyper-strict Duggar courtship rules, which prohibit most forms of premarital physical contact with the opposite sex.
In one important way, however, Josiah and Lauren's wedding was different than those of his older brothers and sisters:
Unlike any other Duggar of his generation, Josiah dated someone else before he met his eventual wife.
As longtime Duggar fans will recall, Josiah courted Marjorie Jackson back in 2015.
The couple broke up under mysterious circumstances, and Josiah has avoided the topic of his first relationship ever since.
Obviously, for most people, there's nothing unusual about dating someone in your early twenties and eventusally deciding they're not the one.
But in the Duggars' world, breakups are almost unheard of, and Josiah's ultra-conservative parents were reportedly less than thrilled when they learned of his breakup with Marjorie.
The split remains shrouded in mystery.
In fact, there was no official announcement, and fans learned of the breakup only when they noticed that all of Marjorie's photos had been deleted from Josiah's Instagram page.
According to a former Duggar employee who spoke exclusively with The Hollywood Gossip, Jim Bob and Michelle were particularly troubled to learn of Josiah's split from Marjorie, as he had always been one of their more rebellious children, and they had hoped that the relationship would lead him to settle down.
"Josiah never followed the rules," our insider said
"He was already getting to like the outside world while he was still in his teens," the source continued, using the Duggars' preferred term for communities and cultures more secular than their own.
At least partially out of a desperate need to corral his wildest son, Jim Bob reached out to Lauren's father, Dwain Swanson.
The circumstances surrounding the relationship have led to rumors that the Josiah and Lauren are in an arranged marriage, but it seems that the eventual partners did have some say in the matter -- just not much.
"How that marriage came about, Jim Bob made some sort of deal with Dwain and said, 'We've got to do something about Josiah," said the insider.
"Because he's nuts; he's totally nuts," the source added, in reference to Josiah's rebellious behavior.
Because of how soon Josiah married Lauren following his breakup with Marjorie, Duggar fans have long accepted the narrative that Josiah and Lauren's parents strongly encouraged them to enter a relationship, but it all worked out in the end, as they now enjoy a blissful marriage.
But what if the latter part of that story is untrue?
What if Lauren felt pressured to marry Josiah, and she's been miserable ever since?
That's the question fans have been asking since Josiah admitted to snooping through his wife's phone in search of private information.
Josiah made the startling admission in the context of what was supposed to be a charming story about finding out his wife's aesthetic preferences in order to surprise her with her ideal picnic on her birthday.
But Duggar fans were quick to point out two unsettling facts about that story:
1. Josiah should have a rough idea of his wife's preferences just from talking to her, and
2. People store all types of private information in their phones these days, and there's no telling what he might have uncovered.
Lauren had little to say about her big birthday surprise, which led many to the conclusion that she felt violated upon learning of her husband's intrusion.
Our Duggar source is among those who believe there's something a little unhealthy about Josiah and Lauren's marriage.
"To be honest with, you I don't look for that marriage to last," he told us.
Obviously, divorce is strictly forbidden in the Duggars' world -- but Josiah has already demonstrated that he doesn't have much regard for his parents' rules.
This shoot is for a Pride Issue for Variety featuring Cara Delevingne which makes sense because she is probably one of the more popular lesbian celebrities, or at least a lesbian who dates celebrities, because she is just coming out of a relationship with Ashley Benson and has been linked to other people like Michelle Rodriguez and a few others!
She is a celebrity in and of her own right thanks to being an it-girl for a while a few years ago and some success she’s seen as she’s dabbled in acting, but she gets far more hype and attention from the women she dates because often it is there first public lesbian relationship making it an interesting talking point.
Her and Stella Maxwell are the two models who are sleeping their way through hollywood and it’s pretty awesome!
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Riverdale’s own Miss Betty Cooper aka Lili Reinhart just broke up with her co-star Cole Sprouse after rumours came out about him cheating on her with Kaia Gerber. Since then she’s been keeping a semi low profile until this week when she took to Instagram to announce that she will be protesting at the West Hollywood LGBTQ+ for Black Lives Matter. In her post she also revealed some new information regarding her sexuality, she’s bi!
“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman. And I will be joining this protest today. Come join.”
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As long as there have been movies, critics and audiences have had differences of opinion. In some cases, there are large divides between movie critics’ reviews and public audience opinion.
Luckily, there are movie review aggregators online that show critics’ ratings, as well as those from the general viewing audience. These sites can make it easier to see what real people think versus professional movie critics.
For some movies, there is an especially great disparity between audience and critic reviews. At times there is such a wide divide between critics and the public it’s questionable as to whether or not they all watched the same film.
Lifestyle and review website Rave Reviews recently researched reviews of nearly 1,000 movies in 17 genres to find out which films had the greatest difference of opinion between public audiences and critics.
Mental Floss reviewed the final ranking of the most divisive movies and noted that 17 of the 20 movies on the most divisive of all time list received glowing reviews from critics while being panned by the public.
On the flip side, there are films like the 2016 Western Forsaken starring Donald and Kiefer Sutherland that audiences enjoyed quite a bit, but were given failing scores by professional movie reviewers.
Neatorama noted that professional movie critics are not like regular moviegoers. They look at different criteria and go beyond whether or not a movie is enjoyable and entertaining to watch, which is mainly what the public considers a good movie.
It’s also possible that internet trolls could skew movie reviews in some cases, causing data to be unclear. Another reason noted for large gaps between professional and public movie reviews is marketing of films in the wrong genre.
Rave Review ranked the following movies as the most divisive of all time:
- Knock Down the House
- Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
- Hale County This Morning, This Evening
- American Outlaws
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Gloria Bell
- Spy Kids
- We Are Still Here
- I Am
- Strong Island
- It Comes At Night
- Room 237
- About A Boy
- Love & Friendship
The most divisive ’80s movies were:
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
- Broadcast News
- Repo Man
- The Color of Money
- Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
- The Dead Zone
- Bull Durham
- Near Dark
The most divisive ’90s movies were:
- Daughters of the Dust
- The Blair Witch Project
- Legends of the Fall
- The Sandlot
- James and the Giant Peach
- Four Weddings and a Funeral
The most divisive ’00s movies were:
- American Outlaw
- Spy Kids
- About A Boy
- Goal! The Dream Begins
- September Dawn
- Chicken Run
- First Decent
- Pokemon 3: The Movie
The most divisive ’10s movies were:
- Knock Down The House
- Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
- Hale County This Morning, This Evening
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Gloria Bell
- We Are Still Here
- I Am
- Strong Island
Most Divisive Movie Director
Rave Reviews also pinpointed the most divisive movie director. That award goes to Adam Shankman who directed such films as Hairspray, The Wedding Planner and Bringing Down the House. Typically, audiences score Shankman’s films higher than movie critics.
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I wouldn’t say that I feel bad for Kimberley Garner, I mean she’s really hot. I just find it weird that despite being a UK reality star, or at least someone who was on a reality show long enough for the paparazzi to know who she is and to cover her, she barely has a social media following for the amount of exposure she’s had. Not to mention she’s hot!!
We normally see her in a athleisure gear, like a mom leaving a pilates class or in various bikini shoots, but today she’s using a men’s shirt the right way, as a dress. A very revealing dress.
I have ALWAYS thought the men’s shirt as a dress was the best of the “Walk of Shame” outfits, rather than wearing last night’s outfit, go this route. So this is speaking my language but I am sure you can see the value or merit of the men’s shirt dress too. Kim Garner is doing a very good selling job for it!
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Jessie James Decker is a Country singer who was actually born in Italy but moved to Texas after her mom married someone in the U.S. Air Force, turning her into a little american “Army Brat”. Apparently she went around to all the record labels in Nashville when she was 15 and was turned down by each one. Eventually she signed with Big Yellow Dog label which helped her get to where she is today as a songwriter.
She went on to marry a NFL player, Eric Decker and had 3 kids with him. She’s turned her life into a personal brand and has become a social media influencer. More recently she has written her own cookbook called Just Feed Me! Jessie has been open about the challenges her body went through after having 3 kids and posts a lot of bikini pics on her feed to talk about loving her flaws and sharing fitness tips and routines. She looks great so I kinda trust her opinion, even though I don’t usually care for these kinds of pre/post baby stories. BUT I do care about eating delicious food, and that pasta in Jessie’s mouth is lookin’ pretty good!
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There is a new challenge sweeping social media and it centres around the Sports Illustrated magazine swimsuit edition. Women everywhere are slipping into their bikinis and getting glammed up to shoot their own versions of their favorite covers. You can see all of the amazing shots using the hashtag #swimsuiticonchallenge or you can look through the BEST ones below!
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These are tense times in America, and many public figures are showing their true colors with their reactions to the police murder of George Floyd and the resulting protests that have sprung up in cities all over America.
And not surprisingly, folks with long, well-documented histories of bigotry and prejudice -- folks like Jenelle Evans -- are not faring particularly well in the court of public opinion.
It's been a tumultuous few weeks for Jenelle, and as always, most of the drama has had to do with her relationship with David Eason.
Last month, David reminded everyone how racist he is, with a long, unhinged rant about Michelle Obama in which he shared his hateful and unfounded belief that the former first lady is a trans woman who was born in Africa.
Have we mentioned lately that David is one of the worst people on the planet? Because he absolutely is.
Anyway, Jenelle stood by her man during that one.
This was during that brief honeymoon era when Jenelle had recently moved back in with the guy who abused her kids and murdered her dog, and she couldn't stop talking about how happy she was.
Of course, that happiness was short-lived, but not because Jenelle remembered that David is an abusive racist.
No, the problems occurred when she remembered that David is a broke abusive racist.
Yes, Eason hasn't worked in years, and it seems Jenelle is getting sick of being 100 percent responsible for her family's finances.
The trouble started with a recent boating excursion.
As is customary for bigots, she kicked the trip off by attacking people who are protesting for their basic civil liberties.
Everything was all set for Jenelle to enjoy a bigoted afternoon on the water with her husband, and her best friend, Tori Rhyne.
Presumably, the trio were planning to get hammered on Twisted Teas and talk about their shared contempt for everyone who doesn't look like them.
But things quickly went awry when David was excluded from the second leg of the day's festivities.
Maybe he couldn't afford to join Jenelle and Tori out on the town.
Or maybe he was a bit too vocal in his belief that Tori is a "drug addict" and a "whore."
Whatever the case, Jenelle and David traded jabs on Facebook before eventually unfollowing each other.
“At least my friend can pay for her own bills … uhm … when’s the last time you paid for ANYTHING? History repeats itself lol,” Evans wrote at one point.
Seemingly emboldened by Tori's presence, Jenelle proceeded to post an Instagram Story in which she clumsily tried to make up for her past bigotry, as well as her silence regarding the murder of George Floyd.
We probably should have edited Jenelle's comments to make them at least slightly more grammatical/coherent, but who has the energy for such an undertaking?
"I would like for all the racist comments to stop being sent to my inbox, and I appreciate it if you guys stop calling me a racist just because I haven't spoke out yet," she said.
"Just because I haven't spoke out yet, you do not know my opinion," Evans added.
"So don't sit there and judge. This is a very touchy subject, and I feel like every time I open my mouth about anything, whether it’s about politics, whether it’s about race, whether it’s about parenting, everyone hates me no matter what I say,” an angry Jenelle blathered on.
“I do think it was wrong, and I’m so sorry it happened,” she said of Floyd's murder.
“It shouldn’t have happened, and it’s bulls–t that it did.”
Well, that might be the understatement of the century, but it's Jenelle's idea of activism.
And she probably only feels safe saying that much because she's temporarily away from David.
Fans noted that Jenelle appeared to be in a hotel room in her Instagram Story.
Now, that combined with the mutual unfriending and unfollowing on social media would normally lead us to believe these two might be finished.
But they've already put us through this so many times before.
Rest assured, Jenelle will be back on The Land spewing David-approved racist BS before the week is out.
I have never heard of Emmy Magazine, but I am going to assume that it is not Emmy Rossum’s magazine that she’s launched for her Patreon like all the other Patreon girls trying to confuse us with their selling of nudes as subscribing to a magazine. Or I guess it could be a magazine about TV shows put out by the Emmys, I mean what else are the Emmys to do when their events only happen once a year. They need a content strategy to update their social media too!
Regardless, Elle Fanning is getting a lot of hype for her new show that I haven’t seen. But that she said “Sex is a really big part of the show”.
I call that some marketing CLICKBAIT that works! If only their shoot with the young starlet took a little more of that approach!
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Over the years, I have been privy or exposed to countless puns about breasts. It was just the nature of this kind of thing and over the years, I have found it ridiculously cringeworthy!
Not because I find it some misogynistic attack in objectifying women, or whatever the activists are fighting at the time. Not because it is degrading in any way, but because it’s embarrassing.
Yet today, I executed one of my first breast puns. I feel slimy, I feel shame, I feel happy that she’s holding her puppy while showing her puppies…ugh…I did it again…I am just glad she’s not carrying melons!
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