Clueless stars Paul Rudd and Alicia Silverstone reunite 16 years later at the New York premiere of Rudd’s latest film, Our Idiot Brother.
The earthquake devastation in D.C. is almost too much to bear
Four real-life Disney Princesses — Paige O’Hara (the voice of Belle), Lea Salonga (the singing voice of Fa Mulan and Jasmine), Anika Noni Rose (the voice of Tiana) and Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel) — take the stage at Disney’s D23 Expo to perform “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” after receiving the company’s highest accolade: The Disney Legends award.
Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling randomly stopped a fight over a painting on the streets of NYC.
As part of its ongoing collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum (previously), Improv Everywhere installed a wooden lectern in NYC’s Union Square, inviting strangers to say something nice to other strangers.
Jim Carrey, standing on Corcovado in Rio beneath the shadow of Christ the Redeemer, turns the camera on a throng of adoring fans.
Buy McDonalds, Plant A Tree.*
*a tree will most likely not be planted.
In a blatantly obvious attempt to pretend they give a shit, McDonald’s is working with notorious greenwashing corporate alliance Keep America Beautiful to plant a tree for every Smurf themed Happy Meal sold.
McDonalds and Keep America Beautiful are being very deceptive. Trees will only be planted if the Happy Meal customer chooses apples over fries AND goes to the Happy Meal website and enters a customer code. Also, this only applies to the first 100,000 codes entered. A weak attempt to save the planet from two of the Earth’s biggest enemies.
We really shouldn’t be surprised, Keep America Beautiful is funded by trolls like Phillip Morris and Anheuser-Busch. Their Board of Directors reads like a who’s who of evil corporate monsters (i.e. Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Altria, Goldman-Sachs, Miracle Grow, Clorox, PepsiCo, and even McDonalds). Happy Meal tree planting turns out to a corporate greenwashing tactic to deflect criticism.
McDonalds is hoping you forget that their resource intensive beef farming and excessive overuse of packaging and their millions of acres of deforestation. They hope that you forget they purchase over 1 billion pounds of meat and dairy products every year. They want people to believe that they are environmentally responsible when they are the complete opposite.
Happy Meals for a sad planet.
Facebook Labels Animal Rights As Spam.
Some Facebook users are reporting that after posting animal rights related content, Facebook placed a lock on their wall and deemed their content “spam or irrelevant content.” The site is also sending automated threat letters warning them that if they continue posting similar content, their profile could be “permanently disabled.”
Sadly, I don’t think it’s just animal right pages being hit by Facebook spam police. Many other left-leaning posts and pagesare being blocked and admins are being threatened with termination if they continue to post related content.
It’s hard to believe that little mom and pop Facebook pages are spam when Facebook is crammed with corporate “fan pages” spammy posts. Corporations are just promoting their products for financial gain whereas politically minded individuals are simply expressing their beliefs by re-posting relevant articles.
Facebook has yet to comment on the whole controversy.
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong: A 70-year-old Florida woman and her terminally ill husband are being foreclosed upon by Bank of America because they paid their mortgage a week in advance.
The Bullingtons, who have lived in Pasco County for 15 years, ran into financial trouble when James fell ill and their medical expenses skyrocketed. The couple asked the bank to reduce their monthly mortgage payment through a modification plan, and the bank agreed.
Sharon Bullington sent in her first payment under the revised plan on December 23, and, even though it wasn’t due until January 1, the bank accepted it. In January, Bullington attempted to pay February’s installment over the phone, but got her routing number wrong — a mistake she didn’t find out about until several weeks later.
The couple was summarily ejected from the plan in March.
Confused, Bullington wrote a two-page letter to Bank of America president Brian Moynihan to clarify that the payment made in December was meant to cover January. Moynihan aide Ana Olivera wrote Bullington to reiterate the requirement that all payments under the Home Affordable Modification Program must be made “in the month in which [they are] due.”
Olivera went on to say that the foreclosure process could not be halted, and that Bullington’s only recourse was to sell the home in a short sale or sign it over to the bank. “I understand that you may be disappointed with our final resolution and appreciate the opportunity to clarify this matter,” Olivera’s letter concluded. “While this may not be the response you were hoping for, I trust I have addressed your concerns.”
“It’s like death to me,” Bullington, who is her husband’s sole caregiver, told theSt. Petersburg Times. “My husband is bedridden. It’s almost more than I can bear.”
Reached for comment by the paper, Olivera decline to speak on the matter, but a Bank of America rep said in an email that the Bullingtons’ case will be re-reviewed.
Above the streets of Quebec City, a My Little Pony mystery.
It seems that, over the past few weeks, an unidentified woman “dressed in black” has been running around “like a gazelle,” hanging MLP figures from power and telephone lines throughout the city’s central streets.
“The purpose of my project is to make people smile,” the anonymous pegasister told the Quebec City daily Le Soleil in an email interview. She vehemently denies any association with street gangs or prostitution rings, saying that she simply wants to bring some magic to her graying city.
Ruth Orkin’s “American Girl in Italy” was snapped exactly 60 years ago this Monday. Its subject, Ninalee Craig, poses above in the very same orange shawl featured in the iconic photo.
Craig, then 23, was traveling through Europe when she met Orkin, then 29, at a budget hotel in Florence. “We talked about traveling alone and asked each other, ‘Are you having a hard time? Are you ever bothered?’,” Craig recalls. “We both found that we were having a wonderful time, and only some things were a little difficult.” They decided to walk around the city looking for the perfect scene to illustrate what it felt like being a young single woman traveling alone.
It was during two hours of “horsing around” that Orkin snapped the well-known shot. Craig vehemently denies that the picture was staged. “The men were just there,” she says. “The only thing that happened was that Ruth Orkin was wise enough to ask me to turn around and go back and repeat [the walk].” Orkin’s daughter Mary Engel, keeper of her mother’s photographic archive since Orkin’s passing in 1985, mostly agrees with Craig, but says Orkin did ask “the man on motorcycle to tell the other men not to look at the camera.”
Addressing the question of the photo’s foreboding mise en scène, Craig says it’s wrong to view it through a negative lens. “It’s not a symbol of harassment,” she says. “It’s a symbol of a woman having an absolutely wonderful time!”
How To Start a fire with ice.