1. Cate Blanchett as a scientist. 2. Cate Blanchett as a puppeteer. 3. Cate Blanchett as a factory worker. 4. Cate Blanchett as a widow. 5. Cate Blanchett as a homeless man. 6. Cate Blanchett as a choreographer. 7. Cate Blanchett as a television news anchor. 8. Cate Blanchett as a schoolteacher. 9. Cate Blanchett as a punk rocker.
Donald Trump was “exhausted” during his first trip overseas as President and asked his daughter to attend a scheduled event in his place.
Ivanka Trump spoke at the “tweeps” youth forum in Riyadh, an event to discuss combating extremism on social media, instead of her father after a long day for the President of meetings, conferences and speeches.
Mr Trump abruptly skipped the event on the second day of his trip in Saudi Arabia and the day before he was due to meet with Israeli leaders to negotiate a peace process with Palestine.
A White House official was asked by reporters why Mr Trump had deviated from his prepared speech earlier that day to Muslim leaders about fighting Islamist terrorism.
“Just an exhausted guy,” she replied.
On the stage of the youth forum in the evening, Fox News anchor Bret Baier announced that the President would not attend the event, but there would be a “surprise guest” - his daughter.
Ms Trump gave a three-minute speech in his place, thanking the Saudi royals for their hospitality.
“Social media is an incredibly powerful tool which empowers the people,” she said.
It was the second time in a week that the 35-year-old had stepped in to replace the President, after leading a White House meeting on human trafficking with members of Congress while her father was giving a commencement address for the US Coast Guard Academy.
Over the weekend, Mr Trump received the highest civilian honour in Saudi Arabia and bowed while he received it. His daughter and wife, Ivanka and Melania Trump, did not wear headscarves during the trip. He previously attacked former President Barack Obama for similar displays.
He also attacked his former rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton, for her “lack of stamina” when footage captured her being assisted into a car after a lengthy 9/11 memorial ceremony during a hot day in New York.
Are you shitting me right now? His first international trip, what, 3 days in? His people are trying to push him as a “foreign affairs” President to emphasize his deal-making, intelligence, and to distract from domestic issues where he’s been flopping around, failing, and self-incriminating for months now.
And 3 days into his very first international trip he just cancels meetings and events because he’s too tired? Whatever happened to the “healthiest man in the world” or whatever bullshit was on that doctor’s note?
Fox News Channel fired Bob Beckel, a co-host of the channel’s panel show The Five, because of a comment he made to a black employee.
“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to Mic on Friday.
It wasn’t immediately clear what Beckel said to the employee to warrant his termination. Beckel has a history of making racist comments on air, including making derogatory remarks about Nigerians and Iranians as well as using disparaging slang terms to refer to Chinese people.
In a statement provided to Mic, lawyers for the employee alleged that Beckel "stormed out of his office” when the employee came in to service his computer, “telling our client that he was leaving his office because he is black.” Read more (5/19/17)
On Wednesday, Fox News announced that anchor Tucker Carlson would replace Bill O'Reilly in the network’s 8 p.m. slot.
Carlson, who will soon take O'Reilly’s coveted spot, has admitted on the record that he’s beaten up a gay man and gotten him arrested.
In an interview on MSNBC Live, transcribed by Media Matters, Carlson claimed he was once sexually harassed by a gay man cruising in a public bathroom. He solved the problem by recruiting a friend to help beat up the gay man. Read more (4/19/17)
Genre/words: Angst, Future Smut/Mature scenes, Arranged Marriage! AU / 10k words
Summary: He is the successor of his family’s business empire, and you are the female heir of yours. After the trouble his older brother had created in the past, he now must face certain requirements needed for the sake of the family’s future and to save his rights of inheritance, and you become his only way out. Everything might seem so simple, just the way they are supposed to. But everything isn’t always what it seems, is it?
Three portraits are discovered in a hidden cellar in Paris, all three dating back from the nineteenth century. What’s weird is that the man in the portraits looks an awful lot like Enjolras. What’s weirder is that the paintings are all signed “R.”
“Remind me why anyone would choose
to watch what is considered to be the worst movie in history?”
Enjolras sat on the couch and balanced
a huge bowl of popcorn on his lap. Courfeyrac’s picks for movie night
were usually more mainstream and understandable. Well. As
understandable as romantic comedies could be, but at least they
didn’t require much brain activity. At least it allowed Enjolras to
switch off his brain and shove handfuls of popcorn into his mouth
while wondering how heteronormativity and dumb misunderstandings had
become such crowd-pullers.
“That’s because it’s an
experience!” Courfeyrac argued, slumping on the couch next to
Enjolras and seriously compromising the balance of the popcorn bowl.
“As your best friend, I just can’t let you die a Room virgin!”
“What’s so great about it,
“Everything! The acting is so bad!
It’s like… You know how people say that if you let monkeys in a
room full of typewriters the monkey would eventually end up rewriting
Shakespeare? Well switch the monkeys with aliens who only have a
vague idea of how human interactions work and you’ve got The Room!
It’s flipping fantastic!”
Enjolras shrugged. The enjoyment of
intrinsically bad media was beyond him.
“There are some really interesting
studies about trash movies and their ironical audience, actually,”
Combeferre chimed in as he joined them in the living room. He brought
heavy-looking pizza plates that he settled on the coffee table before
settling next to Courfeyrac. “Something about collectively
liking something so bad that it gets good.”
exclaimed, triumphant. “So sit back and brace yourself for this
He switched on the TV and started
rummaging through the pile of DVDs to find the right one.
Automatically, the first channel popped up on screen. The news were
still on and a generic news anchor looked at the three of them in the
“Wait,” Enjolras said before
Courfeyrac could switch on the DVD player.
“And tonight we come back on an
incredible discovering in Paris earlier today,” the news
anchor announced, “when three paintings were discovered in a
cellar in the Latin Quarter. The three works of art allegedly
date back from the nineteenth century and predate the Haussmanian
renovations of the capital. For more on this story, we go to Olivier
Barron in the Latin Quarter, Olivier?”
The three paintings
appeared on screen. Silence fell on the living room, leaving nothing
but the artificial chatter of the television. In his seat, Enjolras
turned to stone.
already rushed to title the works names such as ‘Apollo in Red’-”
That jaw line. That
nose. The same eye colour. Enjolras’ throat tightened. A cold shiver
ran down his spine.
Summary: After an overall bad day, you call your best friend to rant and to vent. But when you accidentally misdial, you end up talking to a complete stranger. What you don’t know is that this stranger may not be a stranger at all. He may even be the world’s first superhero.
Now, before you complain, none of these characters are listed in order of appearance, they are listed in the order of which one i’ve searched. Every character has a source listed as “(x)” if you want to see the character yourself. I may not have listed all of them, but here is the post anyways!