Donald Trump tweets that the media is ‘the enemy of the American people’

There’s been some talk among journalists, regular folks and tech people about whether Twitter should ban Donald Trump. Like, that’s the conversation at this point – we’ve all resigned ourselves to the fact that the current president of the United States tweets like a 13-year-old Mean Girl on his unsecure Android phone from the White House. We’ve all thrown up our hands on that one. So now people wonder if Twitter should shut him down. I don’t think they will, first of all. Second of all, I don’t think they should – Trump is the worst person in the world and he’s going to kill us all, but I’d rather deal with his tweets out in the open, rather than having sh-t be all covert. That being said, I’m literally breaking out in stress rashes whenever I look at Trump’s tweets, and sure, I wish he wasn’t such a fascist a–hole. Speaking of, these are just some of his tweets from Friday and Saturday:

So, yeah. Trump isn’t just at war with the intelligence community, Australia, the Democratic Congressional minority, sanity, immigrants, women, Muslims, refugees, John McCain and facts. He’s also going to war with the media. He’s literally saying that the free press is an enemy of the American people. That we would all be better off if the press was just “nice” to him, I guess. We would all be better off if he alone controlled the media. If there were no checks and balances. If he was our baby-fisted authoritarian despot. Obviously, #NotTheEnemy trended on Twitter throughout Friday and Saturday, and I would suggest looking through those posts.

Oh, and Easy D completely made up a terror attack in Sweden. Because FAKE NEWS.

What else? Trump made an unhinged speech at a Boeing plant in South Carolina on Friday. He decided to make a “joke” about Air Force One. “What can look so beautiful at 30? An airplane.” Because once a woman is 30, you might as well trade her in for two 15-year-olds, I suppose. That’s the way it is in Emperor Baby Fists’ Rusmerica.

Photos courtesy of Getty.

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Michael Phelps Ties the Knot Again in Mexico

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps celebrated his recent marriage by walking down the aisle with Nicole Johnson in a formal ceremony in Mexico on Friday (October 28).

The longtime couple hit headlines on Wednesday when it was reported the pair had tied the knot in mid-June (2016), a month-and-a-half before Phelps extended his record-breaking medals streak at the Rio Olympics in Brazil, where Nicole was frequently referred to as his fiancee.

On Thursday, the decorated athlete came clean to his fans in a Facebook Live video and confirmed he had been “married for a while”, claiming he wanted to keep it a secret “just because”.

Phelps made no mention of their plans to host an official wedding, which took place over the weekend in Cabo San Lucas, reports Us Weekly.

The happy couple was surrounded by around 50 friends and family members, including five-month-old son Boomer, at the lavish nuptials at El Dorado Golf and Beach Club, and the bride shared the first snap from their big day on Instagram in the early hours of Sunday (October 30).

“Truly the happiest day of my life,” she captioned a shot of the newlyweds walking up the aisle following the ceremony.

The new Mrs. Phelps wore a white Julie Vino lace gown with a thigh-high slit, while her groom opted for a grey suit with white shirt and light blue tie.

Alongside another snap on Instagram, the athlete wrote, “My best friend…. I love yo!!”

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Gift Idea For Women: The Wooden Hair Brush

missha hair brushThere is an enormous number of different hairbrushes in the marketplace nowadays~ but which one are you meant to pick?

Personally, I recommend a wooden hairbrush or comb (with wooden prongs) to straighten your hair every time. I initially used to buy mine from The Body Shop. Nevertheless, they became increasingly challenging to locate, changed the style, as well as the pins, kept falling out.

I use a wooden hairbrush and pray they never quit making it, as it’s the best brush I’ve ever used! It makes for an excellent gift It is a cushioned brush, with a (sustainable) rosewood handle and wooden quills, and it untangles my quite long hair painlessly and naturally.

Wooden Brush Benefits

So why are wooden hairbrushes good?

The wooden bristles distribute your natural oils down the length of your hair and don’t cause static thus reducing breakage.

When brushing, the firm wooden bristles gently massage your head. It is good for your hair and to your overall health. Massaging the head encourages hair growth by stimulating the roots, making hair thicker and more robust. Head massage is also recognized to raise blood flow to the brain, reduce anxiety and aid concentration. OK brushing your hair isn’t the same as a full on Indian head massage but you’ll feel a difference.

If you are considering the requirement to wash it (I find a routine de-fluff is all that’s wanted), they are super easy to clean. Rinse them with warm water and remove any hair build ups with your hand.  Don’t stress it. It does not take long with the largish wooden pegs. Lightly wipe off the surplus water, then leave out to air dry thoroughly.

The Way To Select A Great Brush

As mentioned before, I am a true believer in the wooden hairbrush. The handle is comfy, and the bristles do not have small bobbles on the end which appear quite common for other wooden hairbrushes. What is wrong with bobbles?

Apparently, what you select will be based on tastes and your hair, but I’d suggest getting one that is generated from wood that is sustainable, is a moderate size and does not have bubbles!!


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‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ Review: Keanu is Back!

The last time Keanu Reeves made a sequel to an action movie with a huge cult following and two directors, it didn’t really go well twice over. Nonetheless, John Wick wasn’t exactly The Matrix, and John Wick: Chapter Two fortunately isn’t The Matrix Reloaded or The Matrix Revolutions. Even so, this sequel does expose a few new cracks in the foundation of the latest Reeves franchise, whether or not it will really make any difference for its own inevitable threequel.

After tying up the last loose end of his last revenge mission, John Wick puts himself back into retirement. Yet he only has about five minutes in his old home with his new dog before a ghost from the past comes calling, as the Italian assassin who helped him get out of the life the first time demands that he honor his blood oath to him. When John’s refusal results in his house getting blown up, and when the rules of his old assassin’s guild prevent him from seeking retribution, he has no choice but to go to Rome and fulfill his obligation. But when even that isn’t enough to get him out scot free, John has to go through a whole legion of killers to try and get it done.

While the original John Wick waited about 25 minutes to turn Wick loose, sequels usually play by different rules, so Chapter Two pretty much has him on the rampage in mere moments. It quickly proves that director Chad Stahelski and the Wick franchise in general still has the brutal, bloody action chops, even without original co-director and new Deadpool 2 director David Leitch’s help. Still, John’s opening quest to get his car back is the first of many opportunities to question how he can really keep getting up after so many hits, let alone how his car can keep working after them.

Things do slow down afterwards, however, as they set up John’s latest reasons for revenge and for postponing retirement. Dog lovers should be reassured that John’s much bigger new canine is out of the crossfire, and is safely sent away before the action really starts. Although that is surely a good thing, it does make Chapter Two less compelling than the original in giving John and the movie a pretext for mass destruction.

Triggering John’s return to killing through dog murder last time may have been horrifying, but it did provide a real emotional hook, and helped prove how different the original was from its action peers. Yet this time around, merely burning down John’s house and keeping him from retiring again just makes Chapter Two look like any other revenge/coming out of retirement story.

Dogs shouldn’t keep dying to set these adventures up, but there should be other more original thoughts and motivations to get the ball rolling. It also works against Reeves, who doesn’t get to show as much of a drive behind his killing spree this time, or get anything like his “I’m thinking I’m back!” speech to speak when not shooting heads off. Even with that in mind, the commitment he still shows in his fighting and his rage remains a welcome difference from the ultra-robotic Reeves of past action movies.

The other big element that made John Wick more original, and more quirky than the average action film, was the assassin’s society/hotel that John went back into during his mission. It was a unique brand of universe building that didn’t seem forced in merely to set up more sequels, at least not much more than in the average blockbuster universe. Fortunately, Chapter Two keeps expanding that world with more quirky little touches, bits and details, especially as it and John goes international in Rome.

From having a special kind of suit fitting and ‘tasting’ in Rome, to having Franco Nero guest star as the head of Rome’s Continental Hotel, bringing back Ian McShane as the head of New York’s branch, showing the guild’s ‘accounts payable’ branch and pairing Reeves up with old Matrix mentor Laurence Fishburne to start the third act, Chapter Two is at its best when branching out the wider world John just can’t leave behind. But as the movie goes on, however, there is a bit of a downside to it all and perhaps to the newly expanded franchise in general.

John Wick was its own animal in going back to the old school ways of action movies, through a lack of hyperactive quick cuts, a lack of holding back in its action, and through telling a simple stand alone story. Chapter Two is a somewhat different matter, as it gives in to the usual sequel impulse in thinking bigger and longer automatically means better, and in turning into just another prequel for the next sequel to come by the end.

As welcome as Stahelski’s bang-bang, bloody and CGI free brand of action still is, at least compared to the MTV-style editing and non-stop explosions of other action franchises, Chapter Two obviously can’t be as fresh and new with such a style as the original was. In fact, when John goes underground in Rome’s catacombs for the film’s second big set piece, it is often too dark to really see anything and to savor how his enemies go down, which goes against the franchise’s biggest action hook.

Of course, given that John and most everyone else has indestructible suits now, head shots are an even greater cause of death than last time, if that is actually possible. Yet there really are only so many head shots to take before they nearly become as repetitive as explosions are in other action movies.

There are still some joys to be had that don’t threaten to wear out their welcome, such as Claudia Gerini as John’s initial mandated target, a few big hand-to-hand fight scenes between John and Common, and Ruby Rose as the sign language speaking right-hand assassin of John’s nemesis. But it takes until the middle of Chapter Two before its most deliriously action-packed and outrageous set piece occurs, as seemingly everyone in New York is activated to take John out to no avail.

Stahelski still tries to top it with a big finale in a museum and a house of mirrors, although it is technically far from a finale. In fact, the last 10 minutes are pretty much devoted to setting up Chapter Three, in a way that should leave everyone wanting more until they stop to think about it.

By turning into another sequel that spends more time setting up the next movie with unanswered questions and cliffhangers, it threatens to turn John Wick into just another franchise, which really isn’t how the original worked at all. Regardless, “Sequelitis” is on the doorstep of the Wick series, which may well be inevitable for all franchises but is a bit disappointing for one that started like this.

This is hardly the worst case of it that Reeves has been a part of, as Chapter Two is nowhere near the letdown of either Matrix sequel, although that really isn’t hard to accomplish. There’s still good reason for many Wick fans to be excited for more and for what is set up to come, yet there is also reason to wonder about how much more innovative they can really get from here, which wasn’t something to question after the original.

Saying that Chapter Two is really more of the same isn’t an entirely damning statement, as almost everything that fans loved about the first chapter is still around in some form. Yet by definition and by its own repeated style, it can’t be as much of a breath of fresh air as the original was, which is even clearer in the other glaring ways that it doesn’t entirely match up.

There is still a share of imagination to be had in the Wick mythology, even if it pops up more infrequently this time around. However, spurts of the old John Wick originality, invention, brutal action style and universe building may not be enough on their own to keep up a passing grade when Chapter Three turns its first bloody pages.

John Wick: Chapter Two will start earning its grade with general audiences on Feb. 10.

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“Take a moment to appreciate Mahershala Ali at the Oscar luncheon” links

89th Oscars Nominees Luncheon 2017

Take a moment for Mahershala Ali & Naomie Harris at the Oscar luncheon. My God, Mahershala gives me all the feels. [LaineyGossip]
Jessa Duggar gave birth to another boy. [Dlisted]
I love Janelle Monae, but this is another fashion fail. [GoFugYourself]
Gigi Hadid is all about denim for some reason. [Popoholic]
Oregon zoo animals have a glorious snow day! [OMG Blog]
Did anyone expect Pink to lose weight in six weeks? [Wonderwall]
Scheana Marie & Brandi Glanville are still beefing, apparently. [Reality Tea]
This model (I won’t learn her name) is SI’s Rookie of the Year. [IDLY]
Katy Perry goes back to blonde. [Seriously OMG WTF]
So is Madonna adopting two kids from Malawi or what? [Socialite Life]

89th Oscars Nominees Luncheon 2017

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Delusional Donald Trump Blames ‘Computer Outages’ For People Being Detained At Airports Over The Weekend — Yeah, Right!

This rotting tangerine will blame anybody but himself!

Donald Trump blamed “computer outages” (LOLz!!!) at Delta for the detainment of dozens of people, many of whom were legal, permanent residents, at various airports around the country over the weekend.

Related: Starbucks Offers To Employ 10K Refugees

We guess he figured computers were as good a scapegoat as any! His tiny brain will believe anything. (We’d also like to know which genius in his camp came up with that pathetic excuse.)

The Tweeter-In-Chief took to his favorite social media platform to rail against the airline computer systems Monday, looking even more disturbed than ever. As if such a thing were possible!

Mhmm, “computer outages.” Sure, Don.

People from banned Muslim countries who had green cards and were only WEEKS away from their citizenship ceremonies were detained. How does that make any sense?

If Drumpf’s ego wasn’t so bloated, he’d understand that his executive order was grossly unfair, unconstitutional, and very poorly executed on top of that.

But how do you explain anything of reason to a petulant child???

[Image via WENN.]

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“Sir Patrick Stewart will be playing Poop Emoji in ‘The Emoji Movie’” links

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Sir Patrick Stewart will be the voice of the poop emoji in The Emoji Movie. [Dlisted]
Pres. Obama granted a lot of pardons & commutations. [Jezebel]
Should Brad Pitt & Halle Berry date? [LaineyGossip]
Ruby Rose’s ensemble doesn’t make much sense, but sure. [Go Fug Yourself]
Anne Hathaway in the Colossal trailer – this looks so weird. [Pajiba]
Will Queer Eye for the Straight Guy get a reboot? [OMG Blog]
Britney Spears’ new man has some drama, huh. [Wonderwall]
Here are the updates from Emperor Baby Fists’ takeover. [Buzzfeed]
OMG Gorillaz are back!!!!! [The Blemish]
These photos of Kim Kardashian are wild. [Reality Tea]
Is Scott Disick packing some major stuff in his pants? [Starcasm]

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“Kylie Jenner fought with a shredder and the shredder won” links

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Kylie Jenner’s dress makes no sense. [IDLY]
Lainey’s annual Chinese Zodiac advice & luck-predictions for people born in the Year of the Monkey (I’m a Horse!). [LaineyGossip]
This should have been Nick Jonas, not Joe Jonas. [Dlisted]
Vivienne Westwood has some ideas for men’s fashion. [OMG Blog]
Is Alex Pettyfer engaged to Marloes Horst? I can’t believe that’s a real name. [Wonderwall]
Ariana Grande is going to screech for Beauty and the Beast. [Buzzfeed]
Black-ish took on Donald Trump’s electoral victory. [Pajiba]
Is Prison Break coming back?! [JustJared]
Charlie Sheen is still talking sh-t. [Seriously OMG WTF]
This ferret falls in love with his first snow. [Socialite Life]

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Celebitchy Has Blake Lively; Tuna: Ariel Winter On Vacation Sarah Paulson And Amanda Peet Kissed on IDLYITW

CLICK TO SEE MORE PICS! – Ariel Winter’s Booty On Instagram [HollywoodTuna] – Nicola Peltz Tight Black Stretch Pants Revealing All Her Goodness [Egotastic] – Sarah Paulson And Amanda Peet Kissed At The Golden Globes [IDonLikeYouInThatWay] – Blake Lively in velvet Versace at the Golden Globes: stunning or overkill? [Celebitchy] – The Drunkest People at the Golden Globes [Complex] –
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