Kristen Wiig’s comedy pulls out of Georgia after anti-abortion bill signing

(CNN)The creative team behind “Bridesmaids” has joined a growing movement to boycott Georgia in the wake of the signing of an anti-abortion bill. There has been a major backlash from Hollywood and calls for a boycott of the many TV and film productions in the state. Most recently, executive producers for “The Power,” an Amazon show by Sister Pictures, said creators of the series decided not to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of the controversial bill. TV show producers cancel plans to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of abortion law Executive producers Jane Featherstone and Naomi De Pear said that decision was “a direct response to the signing.” “We feel we have to stand up for …

RIP Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat died Tuesday morning aged 7. “We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat,” wrote Tabatha, Bryan and Chrystal Bundesen in a statement. The mixed-breed “encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome,” the statement read. The family from Morristown, Arizona, noted how Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, had “helped millions of people smile all around the world — even when times were tough.” Tributes poured in on Twitter, where fans said they were “heartbroken” by the news. Meet grumpy cat from pics She had 8.5 million Facebook fans, 2.4 million on Instagram, 1.5 million on Twitter and 264,000 YouTube subscribers. She endorsed …

Oh Polly sorry for plus-sized Instagram

Image Copyright @alissa_ashleyy @alissa_ashleyy Report Report “Like imagine calling yourselves inclusive and not wanting to post women that don’t fit your ‘aesthetic’ on your brand page lmao,” she wrote. Another Twitter user commented: “If you wanted to be ‘inclusive’ wouldn’t you put these beautiful women on your main page? Just a question.” Another felt that the brand had missed the point of diversity entirely. “This is soo bizarre!! @ohpolly @ohpollyhelp you could have just done without the page? If you truly wanted to be inclusive you would feature them on your main page?? It’s disgusting. People are so focused on appearing to be inclusive that they miss the point.” The Oh Polly Inclusive account also featured the phrase “Zero % …

Podcast award winners revealed

He also won four other awards including Best Arts and Culture and Smartest Podcast. Image caption Brexitcast co-hosts Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler My Dad Wrote A Porno, hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Radio 1’s Alice Levine, won the Podcast Champion award, presented by Welsh actor Michael Sheen. “It started with an unpublished ebook written by Jamie’s dad and handed to his son without telling him that the content was a little risque,” said Sheen, to the audience in London’s Kings Place on Saturday night. Brexitcast reacts to Danish politician’s ads on PornHub My Dad Wrote a Porno heads for US TV “And when later, Jamie showed it to friends Alice and Jamie in the pub, podcasting was …

Grumpy Cat is dead, but will live on through AI

San Francisco (CNN Business)Grumpy Cat the angry-looking celebrity feline who launched countless internet memes died on Tuesday. The beloved cat leaves behind her owner Tabatha Bundesen, a small empire of books and merchandise bearing her unique face, movie and TV appearances, and millions of Google hits. Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, had feline dwarfism; she became Internet famous in September 2012, when her owner’s brother posted images of her on Reddit. People on the platform immediately reacted by posting countless Photoshopped variations of the original. The photo’s Imgur page reached 1,030,000 views in its first 48 hours, and a video of the cat posted on YouTube quickly snagged millions of views. These days, searching Google for “Grumpy …

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer say they will boycott Georgia if the ‘heartbeat bill’ goes into effect

(CNN)Filmmaker Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have joined the list of Hollywood stars who say they will boycott Georgia after the state’s governor signed the controversial “heartbeat bill” into law. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat bill” into law on May 7. The bill would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The ACLU has said it will challenge the new law in court. The measure is set to go into effect January 1. Georgia has been a filming location for multiple television shows and blockbuster films, including one of Marvel’s biggest hits, “Black Panther.” Such films and the production of wildly popular TV series …

In 7 years, Grumpy Cat accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime

(CNN)In seven years, Grumpy Cat achieved more celebrity than most of us could ever dream of. Grumpy Cat’s cultural influence extended to books, movies, celebrity appearances and more. Since skyrocketing to fame through Reddit in 2012, Grumpy Cat garnered 1.5 million followers on Twitter, 2.4 million on Instagram and 8.5 million on Facebook. (She was basically the Kim Kardashian of house pets.) Here are some of the other achievements Grumpy Cat, sometimes with the help of her human family, had under her collar. A published author Some of us can barely compose a legible text message. But Grumpy Cat, who doesn’t even have opposable thumbs, has signed book deals and published multiple works, including “The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations …

Iceland’s Eurovision entry Hatari holds up Palestinian flag during contest

(CNN)Iceland’s hair-raising heavy metal Eurovision act Hatari raised Palestinian flags during their appearance on the show, which had been steeped in controversy over its host country of Israel. “Let’s never underestimate the power of music to bring people together,” the pop legend said before taking to the stage. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, electronic music pioneer Brian Eno, and movie directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh were among the British celebrities who had earlier called for a boycott of Eurovision this year. And some protests continued in host city Tel Aviv in the lead-up to the show. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Georgia Governor Bashes ‘C-List Celebrities’ Boycotting Over Abortion Law

Brian Kemp (R) mocked entertainment figures’ vows to boycott his state because of its new Natalie Portman and “I understand that some folks don’t like this new law. I’m fine with that,” Kemp said at the Georgia Republican Convention on Saturday, according The governor reportedly went on to declare the Republican Party “the party of freedom and opportunity,” and added: “We value and protect innocent life — even though that makes C-list celebrities squawk.” The restrictive abortion law signed The list of people in the entertainment industry who have said they will no longer do business with Georgia has swelled in recent weeks to include dozens of Hollywood actors, writers, producers, directors and comedians. A letter to Kemp and state …

Emma Watson And Sophie Turner Join Backlash Against Alabama Abortion Law

Harry Potter” star Game of Thrones” actress The bill, which GOP Gov.  Watson wrote on Instagram that the law introduced in Alabama ( View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on May 16, 2019 at 2:52am PDT She captioned the Instagram post: “Shame on you. OUR BODIES OUR CHOICE.” Turner’s post had garnered more than 1 million likes by early Saturday. it had used the rape of Stark as a plot device. posted by Turner first circulated online in 2014, according to the fact-checking website Snopes. make the best of a bad situation,” which Rick Santorum, the former GOP senator from Pennsylvania and presidential candidate,  Check out the clip here: Snopes specializes in debunking urban …

Stacey Abrams Urges Hollywood Not To Boycott Georgia Over Abortion Ban

Stacey Abrams on Thursday urged “heartbeat” abortion law, calling on them instead to fight the bill by supporting local organizations. Members of the entertainment industry have In 2018, 455 movie and television productions filmed in Georgia, Some actors and producers have pledged not to work in the state in protest of the bill  But several producers are now choosing to keep their productions in Georgia, while pledging to contribute to groups that are fighting the abortion law, like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. Abrams advised those considering a boycott to instead “invest in the work on the ground” by contributing to the ACLU, reproductive health organizations or her own voting rights organization, Fair Fight Georgia — in order …

Some very good dogs, a chance encounter and a kind police officer

(CNN) Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Our favorites this week Get going with some of our most popular good news stories of the week Some very good dogs Look at these smiling faces! These aren’t just any extremely photogenic (and patient) dogs. These are some of the 14 therapy dogs that visit students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. They were brought in after last year’s devastating shooting to provide healing and comfort, and now, they’re basically like family. So much so, they even got their own page in this year’s school yearbook. MSD’s yearbook adviser …

Doris Days publicist breaks silence on grandsons claims that manager blocked him from seeing her

Doris Day poses with her grandson Ryan Melcher, then 4, the son of her only child Terry Melcher at a press conference at the hotel she owns in Carmel, Calif., on July 16, 1985. Day passed away on Monday. (Getty) DORIS DAY DEAD AT 97 According to Walters, Bashara believed Melcher was “a great guy” who was eager to stay in touch with his beloved grandmother. They discussed the idea of Melcher and Day reuniting despite the family enduring a divorce. Melcher’s father and mother, actress Jacqueline Carlin, divorced in 1997. “Doris was a very protective and very private person with everyone in her life,” Walters explained. “There have been a lot of people over the years who have taken advantage of …

How can wine be worth 4,500?

So for those of us who would struggle to justify spending quadruple figures on anything, let alone a single bottle of wine, how does this one – a Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001- actually taste? “It’s really, really good,” enthuses Fattorini. “I haven’t had the 2001, which is quite hard to get hold of. But it’s the epitome of their house style. “It’s glossy, rich and voluptuous with lots of cherries and leaves your mouth coated with a glycerine feel. It’s exceptional.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A vineyard in Bordeaux – the one owned by Le Pin occupies just one acre He adds of the Le Pin 2001 wine: “It’s also very exotic. It’s a really good vintage …

Prince Harry paid damages over photos of home

Buckingham Palace said the duke “acknowledges and welcomes the formal apology” from Splash. ‘High level of privacy’ The court heard the photos, which were “published by the Times newspaper and elsewhere online”, were of living and dining areas, and included a shot taken “directly into the bedroom”. The duke’s lawyers told Mr Justice Warby that Harry and his wife Meghan had chosen to make the Oxfordshire property their home because of its “high level of privacy”. But Gerrard Tyrrell, who read a statement in court on the duke’s behalf, said the couple had subsequently felt unable to live there. What is Splash? Splash News and Picture Agency sells news, photos and videos across the world, including paparazzi images of celebrities. …

Parkland therapy dogs have their own special yearbook page

(CNN)This year’s edition of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yearbook features some very good boys and girls. Their presence has brought joy and comfort when the MSD community needed it most, so it only seemed right to honor them with a special yearbook page and some expert canine portraiture.