Michael Moore mocked Donald Trump on his way out of the White House on Wednesday, warning of possible convictions and imprisonment for the outgoing president. Trump left the White House bound for Florida ahead of the inauguration of President Joe Biden. He had previously said that he did not plan to attend the swearing-in of his successor. Moore seized the opportunity to tweet more of his disdain for Trump over an image of him leaving the White House for the last time.
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The last line of blow had been hoovered up. The last celebrity sashayed away and straggler socialites had packed their boobs back into their jumpsuits and dresses. An era had finally crashed and burned like a three-day cocaine jag.
Legendary actress Betty White is celebrating her 99th birthday on Sunday and she seems keen to let her many fans in on the celebration. The five-time Emmy-winner’s longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas, told Fox News that, although she’s happy to mark the occasion of her last birthday in double digits, she’s playing it safe because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Betty had planned to run a couple miles for her birthday but COVID has canceled this so she will remain safe in her home doing various activities,” Witjas joked.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ actor Dave Bautista offering $20G to find culprit who scrawled ‘TRUMP’ on manatee
Marvel star Dave Bautista is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person who scraped “TRUMP” on a Florida manatee’s back. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor reacted to a tweet from a person who was appalled by the act. Bautista wrote: “If there’s not already a reward for the arrest and conviction of the low life scummy MAGATs that did this I’ll throw in $20,000.” Bautista added: “And I promise there will be bonuses to that award!”
Siegfried Fischbacher, namesake partner in the iconic entertainment duo Siegfried & Roy, has died in Las Vegas at age 81. Fischbacher died Wednesday at his home from pancreatic cancer, said publicist Dave Kirvin of Kirvin Doak Communications. The news was first reported by German news agency dpa. Fischbacher’s long-time partner on and off the Las Vegas Strip, Roy Horn, died last year at a Las Vegas hospital of complications from COVID-19. He was 75. The duo astonished millions with their extraordinary magic tricks until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers. In a statement announcing Horn’s death in May, Fischbacher said, “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”
Betty White turns 99 on Sunday, and the landmark birthday has fans wondering – what’s her secret to a long, healthy life? White has been a beloved actress in Hollywood for more than seven decades with roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls” and more. Like a fine wine, she seems to only get better with age, and she’s become a national treasure for her wit and longstanding career. In an interview with People Wednesday, she said good genes have played a role in her longevity. “I am blessed with good health,” she said, “so turning 99 is no different than turning 98.”
Sign Of The Times: Orwell’s Dystopian Novel ‘1984’ Soars To Top Of Amazon’s List Of Best-Selling Books
Twitter has banned President Donald Trump. Google, Amazon, and Apple shut down Parler, a conservative social media site. No one knows what’s true or false anymore. And the language police are running rampant, with lawmakers on Capitol Hill going so far as to ban words like “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister.” So, it makes perfect sense that Orwell’s famous book “1984” is once again the best-selling book on Amazon. Orwell, whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair, wrote the book in 1949, his last completed novel before his death. An opponent of totalitarianism, Orwell served in the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War. And as fascism began to sweep the world, he was inspired to write a novel about what would happen should it win.
Dustin Diamond, iconic for his role as Screech in the 1990s series “Saved by the Bell,” has been hospitalized with widespread pain and discomfort — fearing cancer may be the source. Diamond’s reps told TMZ that he was admitted in Florida where doctors are running tests to narrow down the potential diagnoses. It was known that the actor’s family has a history of cancer, including his mother who died of breast cancer. Diamond, 44, first appeared as Samuel “Screech” Powers in 1988’s “Good Morning, Miss Bliss,” about classmates at the fictional Bayside High School, and continued the role through each iteration of the “SBTB” series, including “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” in which he appeared as Bayside’s principal.
Once upon a time, I listened to a lot of short wave radio. Alongside some of the premier radio networks in the world, on a clear winter night, you could pick up a veritable gumbo of crazies. One of my personal favourites was William Cooper’s The Hour of the Time that kicked off around midnight with a doomsday-sounding intro and a voice intoning, “Newwwww Wwwworllld ORRRRderrrrr…” The host, and his guests, of course, had the answers to everything. No conspiracy theory was too ludicrous. Apparently, my long-ago girlfriend and I were among the few non-militia, anti-government listeners.
Marian Engel’s 1976 novel Bear, which tells the story of a relationship between a woman and her ursine lover, has been called one of the most controversial books in the history of Canadian literature. But experts say the Governor General Award-winning book is also one of the most daring and relevant examples in the Canadian canon, deftly mixing comedic scenes with important themes such as colonialism and our relationship to the wilderness. One expert says it also touches on the issue of Western appropriation of Indigenous stories. “Every once in a while, it seems to rise to the surface and then they read it as if it were smutty or erotic or shocking. But that is not why it has enduring value,” said Aritha van Herk, a novelist and English professor at the University of Calgary.