hey guys, usually i don’t post things like this, but my family lives on st. croix, a small island in the caribbean. as of today, hurricane irma is a category 4 hurricane and st. croix is in it’s path. in 1989, there was a category 4 hurricane named hurricane hugo that hit the island, it caused extreme damage and loss of life. it destroyed houses, personal belongings (my dad lost all of his books, pictures, and even some of his clothes in the hurricane), and much, much more. if you could please keep my family, the island’s inhabitants, and everyone else in the path of this hurricane in your thoughts, i would appreciate it very much. thank you.
Storefront window displaying women’s clothing, six mannequins wearing dresses and a suit, women’s dresses hanging on back wall, mirrors, lamps, potted plants and vases of flowers also in the window display. Written on the outside awning: “4145-Fit Rite Shoppe-4145.”
Harvey C. Jackson Collection.
Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
Since the publication of The New York Times’ report — detailing decades of allegations of Weinstein’s sexual harassment, some of which resulted in paid settlements — many have called his behavior an industry secret that was widely known but never reported on the record. But the Hamilton creator — whose long-gestating film adaptation of his first Broadway musical In the Heights was picked up by The Weinstein Company last year — tweeted his thoughts on the controversy.
“I’m as appalled and repulsed by the Weinstein news as anyone with a beating heart,” he tweeted Tuesday morning. “And forever in awe of the bravery of those who spoke out.”
Miranda shared his take after The Guardian published a list of more than 20 male actors and directors who had collaborated with Weinstein and did not respond to their request for comments by their press time. The list includes Quentin Tarantino, Michael Moore, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper and Miranda, among others. Miranda — who has been working tirelessly on Puerto Rico hurricane relief — clarified why he had yet to respond: “Forgive me. Just woke up to this — I’d asked my reps to keep any press non-[Puerto Rico]-relief-related off my desk. That’s my fault.”
If you follow this blog you don’t need me to explain why Lin might not have responded to a request for comment immediately, given the week he’s having. It’s stunningly obvious from a quick peek at his twitter account.
Public figures who use their platform to support LGBTQIA
Hayley Kiyoko - Girls Like Girls: “Girls like girls like boys do, nothing new”
Demi Lovato: “These guys have ‘Burn In Hell’ posters. You don’t have to hate because my Jesus loves ALL!”
Brittany Pierce (Glee): “You guys lost, okay? And honestly the rest of us are just going about our business being normal and waiting for you not to be around. And not because you can stop us from getting married but because you’re kinda annoying.”
Taylor Swift - Welcome to New York: “And you can want who you want; boys and boys and girls and girls”
Kurt Hummel (Glee): “You can’t punch the gay out of me any more than I can punch the ignoramus out of you.”
Miley Cyrus: “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry.”
Callie Torres (Grey’s Anatomy): “You can’t pray away the gay!”
Halsey - New Americana: “But he could never love somebody’s daughter; So he vowed to be his husband at the alter”
Shane Harvey (Faking It): “That’s Noah, he’s a guy. And do you know how I know that? Because I’m super fucking gay, and I couldn’t be more gay for your brother.”
Ariana Grande: “Make some noise if you think the four Supreme Court justices who voted against gay marriage should get their heads out of their fucking asses and join the goddamn celebration.”
So Anna…after a pretty good effort at appropriate PR at the D23 con…I see we now have another spectacular fail from team BC/SH/WTF with a series of new pap shots in the Fail about the dismals at another event.
Seriously? What in the love of fuck purpose does another dose of this same old bullshit serve?
My problems with this latest round of fuckery?
That we get a blurb in the fail about a ‘post baby body’ that is designed to bodyshame anyone who has ever gestated a baby. Because…here’s a fact…your body changes after you give birth…in many ways. And here we have the Fail…valourising a fetchless famewhore…for remaining skinny after 'giving birth’ to two supposed children that you will never convince me she actually carried herself (because reproductive physiology is a thing) in the newest attempt at relevance for TWIPT/TWIM/WHM.
And to what purpose? Did they want to alienate even more of Ben’s fans? Seriously…just stop! It’s insulting, it’s patronising and it’s misogynistic.
Message to PR…Stick to what works, FFS! And you were doing so well *sighs*
Cheers from Showsie (no cookie included this time)
I told you guys it wasn’t time for cookies yet, but did you listen? Noooooooo! :P
Seriously though, it’s still too early for any type of actual change in the narrative. IF there’s going to be anything of the sort, it’s going to happen mid to late August, so that Harvey can maximize on publicity for The Current War.
Because The Current War is going to need all the help it can get. Because Ben is not trending on the internet at large anymore (don’t make me run any more Google analytics; the number of Nans who are donating to CWeb’s fundraising is depressing enough as it is)
St. Louis Public Radio reports that at 10-years-old Clark Terry made his first trumpet out of junkyard remnants. The neighbors got so sick of hearing it they chipped in and came up with money for a pawn shop horn, and from there Terry said he was never again without a trumpet. By age 30 he had been a soloist with both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and for seven decades he is said to have “performed with the audacity of a riverboat gambler.” In 2015 Clark Terry passed away at age 94, and the following year St. Louis’s Carondelet Community Association commissioned New Haven, Missouri illustrator, fine artist, and muralist Ray Harvey to paint the seventh in their Murals on Broadway series—on S. Broadway near Schirmer St. In addition to 29 years painting, Harvey is one of the few panoramic photographers remaining relying on a 1940’s Panon Widelux swinglens camera.
Unsafe E. Coli Levels, Heavy Metals Found In Houston Homes, Harvey Floodwaters:
Floodwaters in two Houston neighborhoods have been contaminated with bacteria and toxins that can make people sick, testing organized by The New York Times has found. Residents will need to take precautions to return safely to their homes, public health experts said.
The Jimmy Hoffa joke is pretty dated, but it’s fascinating to see how Harvey Kurtzman (preliminary sketch) and Russ Heath (original and final pages) worked together on this fake ad. From Humbug #6, published by Humbug Publications, January 1958.
As The Current War is being mentioned in every article and Mr. Weinstein said that he was working on editing it as his reason for not making a statement earlier a statement should be made by both SunnyMarch and Benedict himself as to the nature of Mr. Weinstein’s involvement in the film and if possible distancing themselves from him.
Mom Anon: CHRISTIAN!! Ahem sorry, not sorry, 😂😂😂😂😂😂
So while Pilo is being renamed, his mother is being reintroduced. Now why would that be? Because no-one recognised her at the screening of TCIT? A last attempt at the elusive “fetch”? hopefully, a goodbye deal from Bob ehr Ben? Could they give it up already? Although I laughed at the first Sun article you linked to: they say: here is everything you need to know about her. And follow it with a pic of her in het tastefully traffic cone-orange dress from Hamlet press night. 😂 and yet 🤢
Anna: It is curious that she’s being re-introduced to the unwashed masses Mom Anon.
Is Weirdo after the ever elusive fetch again and Ben is working behind the scenes to secure a project for her (perhaps directing her sister in law’s book into a short film?), and uncle Harvey is helping with publicity from The Sun (which is one of the tabloids that he’s so closely attached to)?
Or maybe Bob has had enough of awkward lying but Weirdo doesn’t want to go quietly, so uncle Harvey has agreed to back him up by providing tabs with the information he allegedly wiped from the internet back when Weirdo was first introduced to the world?
Either way, one has to wonder why Weirdo needs to be re-introduced to the unwashed masses 3 years after the world (sort of) got to know her name. I thought the approach Weirdo’s fake fans were taking was that she’s as famous and talented (if not more) than her husband is…
I’m scratching my head in confusion while giggling. Mostly giggling if I’m being honest…