Independence Day: My First July 4th as an American Citizen

July 5, 2017

There were 101 of us from 33 countries on the third floor of a federal building in downtown Manhattan last Thursday morning, all there for our naturalization ceremonies as new U.S. citizens. In a neat stroke of timing, this set of personally momentous moments would happen before July 4th, Independence Day. Bring on the hot dogs and fireworks, andwho can forget?Taylor Swift stars-and-stripes merriment. We sat next to each othersmartly…

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8 out and open transgender celebrities you should know about

July 3, 2017

“Basically, my soul is like male,” JakeZyrus told Oprah Winfrey in 2014, then identifying as a lesbian. “But I’m not going to go through that stage where I change everything.” Three years later in June 2017, Zyrus changed his name to Jake Zyrus online and officially came out as transgender. The change brought about massive support across the internet for the formerGlee star, as Zyrus joined the ranks of such…

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Johnny Depp Jokes In Front Of Crowd About Assassinating Donald Trump

June 25, 2017

Johnny Deppmade a killer joke, literally. During an appearance at a British film festival, the 54-year-old actorcriticized Donald Trump before bring up the topic of a presidential assassination. Depp said, It’s just a question. I’m not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press, it will be horrible, but I like that you’re all a part of it. When was the last time an actor…

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Ana Lily Amirpour on making a psychedelic Western version of America in The Bad Batch

June 24, 2017

The Bad BatchAlice in WonderlandArlen (Suki Waterhouse) is our stand-in Alice, and after being branded as part of the bad batch and thrown down the rabbit hole, the opening scene happens in near silence. Its one of the most stunning first acts in recent memory, the Texas desert an oppressively bright stage where monsters can approach from any direction. The Bad BatchA Girl Walks Home Alone At NightI see him…

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Transformers: The Last Knight Is Two-and-a-Half Hours of Racist Robot Torture

June 22, 2017

When last we left the Transformers franchise (i.e. 2014s Age of Extinction), director Michael Bay was drooling over men in uniform and blowing up everything in sight, star Mark Wahlberg was looking at his sexy teenage daughter with a discomforting mix of parental protectiveness and deviant desire, and giant shape-shifting robots were riding around on mecha-dinosaurs in a battle against other robots constructed with millions of visually distracting moving parts….

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The ‘John Wick’ franchise expands to include comics and a TV show

June 22, 2017

John Wickis a pure distillation of action cinema, making it a strange choice for an “expanded universe” franchise.Plot and dialogue play a supporting role to Keanu Reeves kicking ass, althoughthe sequelintroduced some surreal worldbuilding to the mix. Inspired by that world, we’re getting aJohn Wick comic and spinoff TV series. The idea of aJohn Wick comic would not hold much appeal beforeJohn Wick: Chapter 2. Without the kinetic energy of…

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Elizabeth Banks blasts Steven Spielberg, forgets about ‘The Color Purple’

June 17, 2017

While accepting her award from the Women in Filmnonprofit,an organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, Elizabeth Banks called out legendary director Steven Spielberg. On Tuesday Banks took the stage to accept the crystal award, whichhonors the excellence of women in film.During her speech, Banks expressed her frustration with Hollywood and the lack of female protagonists. Banks told the audience to take their kids to see films with strong…

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Donald Trump’s SoHo Hotel Planning Layoffs Amid Post-Election Business Slump! Sad!

Donald Trump always knew becoming president would affect his businesses — but we can’t imagine this is what he had in mind. Trump SoHo was once a Manhattan hot-spot frequently populated by celebrities, limos, and spellbound tourists wishing they could afford a $700 room at the five-star hotel. But a lot’s changed during the five months into Trump’s presidency — and surprise, surprise — the once poppin’ hotel is now…

May 25, 2017
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Bill Maher: The Indisputable Godfather of Political Late-Night

Bill Maher delivered the first late-night television monologue of Donald Trumps presidency. Bounding onto the stage at his Los Angeles studio Friday night, the Real Time host blew his cheering audience a kiss and told the many fans watching live on HBO, It happened. It really happened. We Americans have a new leader: Vladimir Putin. Maher prides himself on his ability to get out ahead of his competitorshe was also…

May 21, 2017
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Taylor Swifts Bad Blood Hypocrisy: An Anthem Fit for Regina George

Sunday nights VMAs promise to be chock full of delightful surprises. Who will wear a dress made entirely of zippers? Which Teen Wolf will be spotted pawing at which Disney starlet? Are we old? And is Harry Styles even coming? But one thing is for sure: Taylor Swift, who is nominated for nine Moonmen, is sure to take home at least one award for her Katy Perry power pop fatwa,…

May 20, 2017
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The Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift-Katy Perry Feud Just Saved the VMAs

And here everyone was saying the VMAs were irrelevant Its been years since MTV has regularly played music videosthe medium it built its brand and its popularity onand its been years of mockery when the network unveils its annual list of Video Music Award nominations. As the award show evolved into a trolling pop spectacle with waning cultural influence and shrinking viewership numbers, the cultural grand jury made its ruling:…

May 20, 2017
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Spencer Pratt Says His Son Will Be ‘The Next Chris Pratt’!

Stage parent alert! Spencer Pratt admittedly doesn’t know much about fatherhood, but he does know his unborn son with Heidi Montag will be a star! Speaking to AskMen.com, the 33-year-old said of finding out the gender of his first born: “Girl or boy, it would be off the hook. If it was a girl, we would have created a Ronda Rousey 2.0 but it’s a boy, so he’ll be the…

May 16, 2017
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Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowskis Nude Bathroom Pic Sets Internet Ablaze

In case you missed it, Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski posed topless in a bathroom, selfied it, and then posted said image on social media. Whether it was a girl power attempt to divert the medias attention away from the embattled Kehlani and scumbaggy Nick Young or just some good ol-fashioned fun is anyones guess, but youve got to give it to Kim at this point: She knows how to…

May 16, 2017
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Robin Hood Raises $54.5 Million at New York Benefit

The Robin Hood Foundation raised $54.5 million at its benefit Monday night, revved up by a new leader and a $15 million challenge grant by billionaire Ken Griffin, founder of hedge fund firm Citadel. Robin Hood will use the money to fight poverty in New York City under incoming CEO Wes Moore, the U.S. Army veteran, Rhodes Scholar and onetime Citigroup investment banker who starts next month. “It’s inspiring to…

May 16, 2017
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14 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Their Mental Health

About one in five adults are effected bymental illness in the United States every year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Thats 43.8 million people. And one in 25 people have a mental illness that interferes with anactivity in their daily life, which is about 9.8 million people. Someof your favorite celebrities are among those numbers, working toward bettering their mental health, just like the rest of…

May 15, 2017
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