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If you like American Idol, here’s a good reason not to watch the reboot season: libtard Katy Perry

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“Game-changers” Clinton and Perry

Katy Perry is an unabashed proggie. She campaigned for Hillary Clinton and even designed a pair of shoes in her honor.

Katy is also ignorant about what drives ISIS and their terrorism. After the Manchester suicide bombing Katy said, I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other. No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.

Now the womyn will be on American TV and making tons of money for her “professional” input. I won’t be watching this show.

From Yahoo (from Glamour magazine): Earlier this week, news broke that Katy Perry is getting paid $25 million to be a judge on ABC’s American Idol reboot. That’s a lot of money, yes, but…appropriate. Perry is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, full stop. She’s sold millions of records, is an incredible performer, and knows a thing or two about longevity in the fickle music industry. The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer is an amazing (and game-changing) recruit for American Idol, so it’s great that she’s getting paiiiid.

But not everyone agrees with this. Enough people have criticized Perry’s American Idol salary that 103.5 KTU radio host Carolina Bermudez felt the need to ask her about it in a recent interview. “I’m sure that you hear in the news people talking about you and the whole American Idol situation that’s come out,” Bermudez said, according to E! Online. “Does that ever irk you that people are talking about how much money you make or how much they paid you to be on that show, or are you like ‘Yup, I deserve every last penny’?”

Perry’s response was, naturally, spot on. “I’m really proud that, as a woman, I got paid,” she said. “And you know why? I got paid more than, like, pretty much any guy that’s been on that show. And, by the way, I love men. So I’m a paid woman, and I’m ready for a beautiful man.

She has every right to be proud, too. We still live in a world where women are perceived negatively if they take ownership of their accomplishments—financial or otherwise. And Perry isn’t the first female celebrity to face this kind of backlash. Lena Dunham revealed at the 2015 Hollywood Reporter actress roundtable that people overtly criticized how much she was paid for her first book. “When it was leaked how much I was getting for my book, there were 39,000 articles asking, ‘Is she worth it?'” she said. “Then it came out what Aziz Ansari was making on his book. No one says a damn word.”

This type of female salary shaming is a huge reason why the gender wage gap exists. Women are socially programmed to simply accept the first offer thrown their way. Thankfully, our culture is evolving and more women are fighting for their worth. There’s nothing wrong or showboat-y about being properly compensated or celebrating it.

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Hollywood’s summer movie season is off to a rough start

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Imagine my despair…

From NY Post: Tinseltown’s hopes for a $5 billion summer are already fizzling, with a couple of flicks crashing out of the gate.

Warner Bros.’ “King Arthur” and Fox’s “Alien: Covenant” both disappointed this month, and movie analysts are warning this summer’s box office won’t be as hot as last year, when Disney’s “Finding Dory” was the biggest hit.

When it comes to striking cinema gold, no one needs it more than Viacom’s Paramount Pictures and Sony’s Columbia Pictures. Paramount, which just tapped a new chief executive and got a fresh injection of cash from its China financing deal, needs to find its mojo, and quickly. The studio lost $136 million in 2016 and has paid out steep restructuring and severance charges.

Paramount is behind the upcoming “Baywatch” movie and is releasing a new “Transformers” feature. “If ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ flops, Paramount is in big, big trouble,” said Jeff Bock at Exhibitor Relations, which tallies ticket sales. “They need a billion-dollar hit.”

Sony, meanwhile, is set to roll out “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” in partnership with Disney’s Marvel. “They’re planning multiple spinoffs” for Spider-Man, according to Bock. “But you need the flagship firing on all cylinders.” Sony also is releasing “The Emoji Movie” in July, for which expectations are already set low.

The inclusion of the Iron Man character will help juice interest in “Spider-Man,” but “it’s the third reboot in 15 years,” Bock notes.

Last year’s summer box office was $4.4 billion. Anything under that number is going to have Tinseltown in a tizzy, according to the analyst.

A survey conducted by online movie ticketing service Fandango suggests that Warner’s “Wonder Woman,” out on June 2, is the most anticipated movie of the summer, followed by “Spider-Man.”

A strong first quarter at the box office and promising. However the summer sorts out, executives on the lots can always plead their newbie status.

Viacom’s Bob Bakish, who took over as acting CEO in October last year, hired new Paramount boss Jim Gianopulos in March. Twentieth Century Fox has a new chief in Stacey Snider. Sony Pictures Entertainment this month named as its new CEO Tony Vinciquerra, who starts in June. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. parent Time Warner is in the midst of being acquired by AT&T. Only Disney and Universal have left their top executives in place this year.

“I don’t think anyone will judge [Paramount’s] Jim Gianopulos based on this summer,” observes Cowen & Co. entertainment analyst Doug Creutz. “Warner really needs to do well. They had one issue with ‘King Arthur,’ and they have ‘Dunkirk’ coming out, it’s a prestige picture.”

Warner is launching the most original movies versus sequels, and will likely be the biggest spender on marketing this summer.

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Katy Perry on Manchester Bombing at Ariana Grande Show: ‘We Need to Coexist’

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The jihadists don’t want to co-exist with you Katy, no matter how naked you might be.

Here’s a pro-tip for Katy: That will NEVER happen. Jihadists don’t co-exist with us infidels. Foolish womyn.

From Yahoo: Katy Perry said she felt “devastated” following the terrorist attack outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England Monday. Speaking with radio host Elvis Duran, Perry said, “I think the greatest thing we can do now is unite as people, as fan bases, all of it. Whatever we say behind people’s backs, the Internet can be a little bit ruthless as far as fan bases go but I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other. No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.

Perry also addressed fellow pop star Grande’s fans directly, saying, “I just want to say that I love all of you out there and I just know that some of our fan bases kind of go both ways. Ari’s fans are my fans, and my fans are Ari’s fans. We’re just all loving on each other and we should just stay loving on each other.

The “Swish Swish” singer’s comments on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show follow a pair of messages she posted toTwitter Monday after news of the bombing broke. “Praying for everyone at Ariana Grande’s show,” Perry said. “Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world.”

At least 22 attendees were killed by a suicide bomber outside the Manchester Arena, while around 60 more have been reported injured. On Tuesday, police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the attack, while British Prime Minister Theresa May said police have the identity of the other assailant, who died when he detonated the device. The so-called Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack.

Numerous artists have also voiced their sorrow and support for Grande and her fans, including Harry Styles, Drake, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Missy Elliot, as well as Manchester natives and local music scene stalwarts such as Liam Gallagher, Johnny Marr and Peter Hook.

As for Perry, the pop star is set to release her new album, Witness, June 9th. Over the past year, she’s also embraced her role as an activist, serving as one of Hillary Clinton’s most vocal supporters during the 2016 election and notably donating $10,000 to Planned Parenthood last November.

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Jon Stewart: ‘pizza doesn’t need cleavage to be sexy’

In October 2013, Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show had a supposedly-funny (not) segment by decidedly unfunny “Senior Women’s Issue Correspondent” Kristen Schaal on “sexy” Halloween costumes.

Schaal said “If you are going to sexually objectify yourself, what better way than to become a sexy inanimate object” like a pizza costume? An image of a blonde in a pizza dress was flashed on the screen (2:23 mark in the video below).

To which Stewart said something really strange (2:37 mark):

“I don’t know that pizza needs cleavage to make it sexy, you know what I mean.”

Schaal said, “I don’t think they go far enough. Ladies, why are we being so coy about this? Why don’t we just show everyone what we mean when we put on those sexy kitty/carrot/nurse costumes and take things to the obvious next level?”

Schaal brings out a woman encased in a giant vagina costume, and says: “I call this one ‘the sexy vagina’. And what better way to get everyone thinking of sex than to dress up as the place where sex happens?”

Then Schaal hangs a mockup of a big slice of cheese-and-pepperoni pizza on the vagina costume and says, “But we all know the one thing that makes giant vaginas sexier? Pepperoni.” At which point, Stewart is squirming with discomfort.

Reportedly, the Jon Stewart pizza video is repeatedly taken down by YouTube. Thanks to enterprising posters on Voat.co, I learned how to save the video to my computer. Here it is:

The entire unfunny segment on The Daily Show makes no sense to us innocents, until we plug in the woeful knowledge some of us have acquired some three years after that Daily Show was aired — Pizzagate’s world of pedophile code-words where, according to The Daily Sheeple and others on the Alternate Media:

  • pizza = girl
  • cheese = little girl
  • hotdog = boy
  • pasta = little boy

Urban Dictionary confirms the meanings of some of the code-words, including:

Did you know that Jon Stewart and Anthony Weiner once were roommates? After college, they shared an apartment in Soho and have been friends for many years.

Weiner is the disgraced former New York Congressman, husband of Hillary’s right-hand aide Huma Abedin, and convicted felon. On May 19, 2017, Weiner pleaded guilty in federal court to transferring obscene material to a minor — a 15-year-old girl (“pizza”) in North Carolina. Under a plea agreement, Weiner faces a sentence of 21 to 27 months, and will be required to register as a sex offender. Sentencing is scheduled for September 8, 2017.

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A TV show promoting a polyamorous throuple: Canada’s “You Me Her”

I’ve never seen this show before because 1) I have no desire to watch it and 2) it airs in Canada. I’m sure American audiences can find it somewhere. I’ll pass.

The background on this “rom-com” (romantic comedy) show:

“You Me Her is a Canadian television show that revolves around a suburban married couple who is entering a three-way romantic relationship, otherwise known as a polyamorous relationship. The series is set in Portland, Oregon and was created by John Scott Shepherd. The series is also promoted as TV’s “first polyromantic comedy”. On June 9, 2016, Audience Network renewed the series for a second and third season. The second season premiered on February 14, 2017.”

The show’s premise:

“The series revolves around married thirty-somethings Jack and Emma Trakarsky, from Portland, Oregon, whose sex life has been slowly dying. In an effort to reinvigorate their sex life and possibly conceive a child together, they decide to bring Izzy, a 25-year-old college student and part-time escort, into their marriage, initially intending it to be a purely business-like arrangement. When both start to develop romantic feelings for Izzy, and vice versa, they find themselves having to navigate their way through a minefield of prying neighbours, social norms and prejudices, all while struggling to confront their own feelings and adjust to the unfamiliar dynamic of a polyamorous relationship.”

Another attempt by media to discredit social norms and slam the “prejudiced” people who uphold them.

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Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea tells how the former View host threatened her

Major drama for this family…

From Daily Mail: Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter is haunted by an episode with her ‘drunk’ mother during which the actress locked the teen in her bedroom, tried to pull off her clothes to see her tattoo, threatened to hit her with an empty wine bottle and told her she could ‘kill her’.

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Chelsea O’Donnell says the May 2015 attack was the beginning of two years of ups and downs with her mother which has culminated in an estrangement she now feels is irreparable.

Chelsea also revealed that she and boyfriend Nick Alliegro, 31, secretly got married last July after she found out she was pregnant.

But the newlyweds suffered a devastating blow weeks later when Chelsea had a miscarriage.

‘I told Rosie about the miscarriage but she never seemed to care or even asked any questions, like it didn’t matter to her,’ Nick told DailyMail.com.

Chelsea, who was adopted by O’Donnell when she was a baby, says problems with her mother began shortly before her 18th birthday in August 2015. Three months earlier, she had the word ‘Breathe’ tattooed on her side. O’Donnell was incensed.

‘It was pretty late at night,’ Chelsea said. ‘A couple of weeks prior, I had gotten a tattoo. She [O’Donnell] had spyware on my phone so she could see pretty much everything I did.

‘She called me into her room and asked me about the tattoo. I denied it. ‘She asked me to take off my clothes – she didn’t know where it was – to show her and I refused.

‘She picked up a wine bottle and started chasing me, trying to take off my clothes. 

‘She told me if I didn’t show her, if I tried to leave, that she would hit me with the wine bottle, call the police and tell them that I had attacked her.

‘She was holding it above her head and coming after me in her room. She kept trying to run after me and saying that if she really wanted to she could kill me, she’s that strong.

‘She ended up pulling my shirt up and seeing it. Then I left. I didn’t see her for the rest of the night.’

Chelsea said that the wine bottle was in O’Donnell’s room ‘because she was drinking as she did frequently’.

The TV star, 55, didn’t hit her but ‘she came really close,’ Chelsea said. The teen didn’t go to the hospital with injuries nor did she contact the police.

‘I felt it was her word against mine and why wouldn’t they believe her over me?’ Chelsea said. 

‘I didn’t go to the police because of who she is. She would have tried to say I was crazy and they just wouldn’t believe me.’

Read the rest of the story here.

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Creator of Obama “HOPE” poster holds fundraiser for public arts and trashes Trump

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Fairey: Without art, he’d be in jail…

We are approaching $20 TRILLION debt. Gotta make cuts somewhere.

From Hollywood Reporter: Joel McHale, Shepard Fairey, Mark Duplass and Adam Scott were amongst those in Hollywood who showed up to P.S. Arts’ second annual party benefiting arts education in public schools where Trump’s proposed NEA budget cuts was a hot topic.

Inside was a mixture of cocktails and arts activities as guests created their own jewelry and perfume. Mark Duplass was among those who had his portrait stitched on fabric in a matter of minutes by artist Michael Birch-Pierce. Balthazar Getty was the DJ for the evening as guests participated in body painting as well as sawing and sanding their own cheeseboards with the Nick Offerman Woodshop.

Fairey’s Yes We Can portrait design – which became popular during Obama’s campaign – were on display in celebration of Fairey as the honoree of the evening. He expressed that without the arts he probably would be in jail more often and spoke out on his opposition against Trump’s proposed NEA budget cuts released in March.

“I don’t think anybody from the current administration took an art class ever,” Fairey joked to the crowd. “That’s why they are so quick to want to defund it.”

Fairey told THR that introducing the arts to kids at a young age is as important for them as it is for the economy. “Art is good therapy for people. It builds self esteem. It creates great problem solving skills, but even from an economic standpoint the U.S. is a major exporter of culture,” Fairey said. “It’s a creative product and to neglect creativity is not only foolish in terms of people’s therapy that they get from art but economically it’s foolish as well.”

Big Little Lies actor Adam Scott commented on how glad he was that, despite the proposed budget cuts, the NEA recently released a statement to the Los Angeles Times saying their funding was poised to stay the same as requested, at about $150 million.

“It’s ridiculous and it’s hilarious because they had no leverage with the Republicans so they made none of the NEA or Planned Parenthood cuts,” Scott told THR. “Not to say they are not going to but budget they turned in was 100 percent waiting for Democrats. Luckily we got by this time but next time who knows. It’s disgusting and ridiculous just like everything they are doing.

Joel McHale, a constant supporter of P.S. Arts, similarly agreed on the importance of maintaining arts funding. He told THR that access to the arts in school while he was growing up was critical for him and commented on how maintaining the arts would be maintaining a staple of American culture.  “Arts at my public school saved me so I feel like this is the very minimum I can do is show up to these things and I support them,” said McHale. “Arts always is the first thing to go when things are cut and I think that’s wrong since this entire town is built on arts and further American culture which lot of it is art is one of the reasons why we are known around the world.”

The Great Indoors star added, “We don’t have a population that is the size of China or India and we absolutely could afford the arts. If we look to Rome or Greece where we modeled our government arts was one of the most important things in the culture…We invented an industry that goes around the world a million times a day. I think any arts cut is bad especially in a country that we have the largest economy in the world.

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