24 de diciembre de 2016

#ImWithThem: The Rockettes Shouldn't Have To Perform For Donald Trump (Op-Ed)


To date, no artist of A-list stature has signed on to sing at Donald Trump’s 2017 presidential inauguration. With all due respect to the slated lineup -- including The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and 16-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho -- compared to past performers (including BeyoncéKelly Clarkson, and even Aretha Franklin), this roster reads like a holiday extravaganza at an Elks Lodge in central New Jersey. Not even newly blonde bombshell Kanye West has agreed to play, despite sharing his autographed copy of Trump’s TIME Magazine cover on Twitter. 
The musical divide for the inauguration is so deep that in Miami, a Democratic-led concert is reportedly being planned for Inauguration Day (Jan. 21) with big-name acts showing interest in performing. Yet in perhaps his most horrifically bold move, Donald Trump has added a league of women to dance for him: the Rockettes.
After the year women have been subjected to with Trump, they shouldn’t have to entertain him in tights. I can’t say with a straight face that Trump’s 2016 has been horrific for all women, since a majority of them with my same pale hue voted him into office. I was not one of them. However, as with every election cycle, new dirt surfaces. With Trump, we found plague-inducing particles of racism, sexism and special-needs discrimination, among other forms of bigotry. People rolled their collective eyes when Trump was displaying this on an episode of The Apprentice, but now he's leading our country. Trump’s America has already shown to include vile words against immigrants and minorities, and incite hate-based violence that continues to occur under the "Make America Great Again" flag.
Ladies, whether you supported Trump or not, his overt haranguing of women in broad daylight is blatant. We saw sexual assault cases involving him evaporate into the ether, old video footage of him berating women behind the scenes with television personality Billy Bush, dated recordings with his dated opinions on women that he still regurgitates today. We were re-introduced to his fat shaming of Rosie O’Donnell, and while Hillary Clinton (“such a nasty woman," Trump said at one point during the debates) shoved Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s name down our throats, we were reminded of Trump’s creepy and judge-y relationship with the national pageant he co-owned.
Now, the Rockettes, known for delivering their leggy, strictly coordinated dances at New York's Radio City, will have to high-kick their bare legs in the air for America’s new daddy. It’s pretty sad and gross if you think about it. In their 80-year existence, the Rockettes have been known as gorgeous ladies who do their iconic March of the Wooden Soldiers for the likes of the U.S. Navy to random tourists and natives during their Christmas Spectacular. Their mere existence is arguably soemething of a headache for progressive women, as black-and-white movies where charlatan businessmen ogle skilled female dancers play on projectors in our heads. But then we’re reminded that all year-round, the Rockettes hold other careers and also do their own hair and makeup. They’re more than their self-applied rouge.
Yet here we are, inching into the Trump Era -- fueled by every -ism known to privileged white men -- with these poor Rockettes ushering him into his role as the nation's 45th Commander-in-Chief. They shouldn’t have to carry that burden. One Rockette, Phoebe Pearl, has boldly taken umbrage with their scheduled performance over social media. She also shed some light on the fact that this wasn’t a Rockettes group decision: “Finding out that it has been decided for us that Rockettes will be performing at the Presidential inauguration makes me feel embarrassed and disappointed,” she wrote.
There is one caveat: MSG Entertainment, owners of the Rockettes, also told Billboard's sister site The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that "it is always their choice," and that some of the dancers had even volunteered to perform for the inauguration, which has yet to be confirmed among the Rockettes themselves. "The Radio City Rockettes are proud to participate in the 58th Presidential Inaugural," the statement read. "For a Rockette to be considered for an event, they must voluntarily sign up and are never told they have to perform at a particular event, including the inaugural. It is always their choice. In fact, for the coming inauguration, we had more Rockettes request to participate than we have slots available. We eagerly await the inaugural celebrations." 

So how exactly will this scenario go down at the Inauguration as Trump watches The Rockettes perform? Will the "hooded Kermit" meme of Trump’s mind fall along these lines: 
Trump: Ah, look at those Rockettes. Very bigly celebration of me. How lovely.
Also Trump: Grab them by the p---y.
It’s hardly a laughing matter, but it helps to keep from crying. The Rockettes dancing for Donald Trump when it wasn’t their choice shouldn’t happen unless they agree to it. Additionally, if any Rockette doesn't feel comfortable performing for the publicly sexist President Elect, they shouldn't have to contend with fear of termination for declining to participate. Their union representatives from the American Guild of Variety Artists even reportedly ruled that any boycott of the inauguration by the dancers was "invalid," making the performance more of a mandate than a celebratory performance. 
But let’s be honest here: we already know it’s in Trump’s nature to force women into actions against their will. This seems like it will be no different.

Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7633164/the-rockettes-shouldnt-have-to-perform-for-donald-trump

21 de diciembre de 2016

TV Ratings: ‘Scream Queens’ Season 2 Squeaks to a Close

Scream Queens S2 Finale Ratings

Fox became the last of the networks to go into hibernation for the holidays last night. Following the airing of an “Ice Age” Christmas special and a “New Girl” repeat, “Scream Queens” finished out its second season with a 0.5 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 1.38 million viewers, tying its low in the demo.

ABC won a night littered with repeats and other specials, thanks to the two-hour special “The Year: 2016,” which averaged a 1.1 in the demo and 3.84 million viewers. Before “The Year,” ABC aired “Toy Story That Time Forgot” and “Shrek the Halls” again.

NBC celebrated Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday with a two-hour concert that brought in a 0.8 in the demo and 6.65 million viewers. Lead-in “Michael Buble Sings and Swings” drew a 0.8 in the demo as well, with 5.3 million viewers.

The CW aired a pair of Christmas specials: “Terry Crews Saves Christmas” pulled in a 0.3 in the demo and 952,000 viewers. “Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown” drew a 0.3 and 887,000 viewers.

CBS was in repeats of its usual Tuesday lineup.

As a reminder, many scripted series see lifts of 50% or more once viewing within three or seven days is taken into account. However, most of those gains don’t translate to the ratings that networks guarantee advertisers.

Disney Vinyl Designer Denile Arts is Having a Sale Until Christmas Eve!

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After shopping for gifts this season, how about a little treat for yourself too? Right now our favorite Disney Vinyl designer Denile Arts is having a sale.

These are great for you car, folders, electronics or where ever you want to sprinkle a little Disney Magic. They are also only $4 plus shipping, and that includes any color! Plus our fans get to save 10% with the code CHIPANDCO10 till Christmas Eve! As always Chip and Co fans that use the special code, will also get a free mystery decal when they purchase 4 decals! The new Heroes collection is also in full swing with the new Meg, Remy, Lilo & Stitch, Chip & Dale, Alice and Simba decals! Denile Arts is also very happy to do custom orders as well! If you’re interested in a certain character and don’t see them, the designer is always happy to create a new design for you!

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Check our all of the vibrant options below!
Which of these colorful Disney inspired decals would you treat yourself to?

Jul 2016 PHOTOS: Lego to Release Official Cinderella Castle Model at Disney Parks

What may be the single most desired Disney Parks item of all time is finally on the way…



Lego will be releasing an official Cinderella Castle set at sometime in the near future. It will reportedly retail at $349.99 and clock in at 4080 pieces. Release date is set for September 1st, 2016.



The set will be released onlien adn at LEGO retail locations. It is not known if it will be available at Disney Parks locations other than LEGO stores.



Pretty cool huh? I’d ask if you’re going to buy one, but I already know the answer…

17 de diciembre de 2016

Jennifer Landon Lands Enters TNT's Animal Kingdom

If you missed TNT's sizzlin' summer series, Animal Kingdom, now you have even more incentive to check it out. According to Deadline, former As the World Turns  and The Young and the Restless actress Jennifer Landon has joined the cast.
From Deadline:

Landon will play Amy, whom Pope (Shawn Hatosy) meets at the megachurch where she works. Amy has been through the ringer, made life-altering mistakes and is seeking redemption through her faith. She runs a Bible study group and ex-con rehabilitation program, steadfast in her belief that salvation and forgiveness are possible.
Landon, who shot to fame as Gwen on ATWT, will find a couple of familiar P&G soap faces on the set of Animal KingdomJake Weary (ex-Luke Snyder, ATWT) is a series regular as Deran Cody. Former Another Worldchild star Spencer Treat Clark (ex-Steven Frame) recurs as Adrian, Deran's love interest. 

11 de diciembre de 2016

Here's How To Steal Fifth Harmony's Jingleball Look

You don't need to own a sleek black leotard to pull off Fifth Harmony's ***FLAWLESS Z100 Jingleball look. The stylish girl group opened the show at Madison Square Garden in New York City with a bold fashion statement. Each girl was rocking an oversized bomber jacket in one of the trendiest colors of the year: rose gold. Normani loved this jacket so much she was even spotted rocking it backstage.

From first glance we knew we HAD to steal this look and we're going to help you do it. Our first choice is OBVI to get the exact same jacket, but we can't always get what we want. We found some that come pretty darn close and are just as cute.



You can grab this dope Adidas version from Nordstrom. Pair it with a fun fringe skirt and you'll be channeling some serious Ally Brooke vibes.



ASOS is another great place to grab a sick jacket, so you can attempt to become the sixth member of Fifth Harmony. That totally adds up, right?!




If you really want to bring out your inner diva, like Camila, Dinah Jane, Ally-Brooke, Normani, and Lauren, add some sparkle to the down to Earth look with help from Pretty Little Things.



Now the only thing you need to get your hands on is that black leotard and you're ready to hop on stage at Jingleball like your fave girlband.

2 de diciembre de 2016

Evo Morales pide investigar a LaMia y revela que director general de la compañía fue su piloto

Se trata del general Gustavo Vargas, quien conoce al Mandatario boliviano desde la década de 1990. No obstante, el jefe de Estado aseguró que no interferirá en la investigación.



LA PAZ.- El director general de la compañía LaMia, cuyo avión se estrelló en Colombia provocando la muerte de 71 personas -la mayoría miembros del equipo de fútbol brasileño Chapecoense-, fue piloto del Presidente boliviano Evo Morales, según reveló este viernes el propio Mandatario.


El general Gustavo Vargas "ha sido mi piloto (estando en la Presidencia), pero también había sido mi piloto en tiempos de confinamiento" en la década de 1990, cuando Morales fue dirigente sindical y se desplazaba hasta las carreteras cortadas para ordenar la desmovilización.


El gobernante pidió en una rueda de prensa celebrada en el Palacio presidencial Quemado de la Paz "que se investigue" todo lo relacionado con la compañía aérea.


"No sabía que tenía autorización, no sabía que era una empresa con matrícula boliviana", señaló. "Tiene que ser investigado cómo se legaliza, cómo se constituye la empresa y cómo (obtiene) las licencias correspondientes" para volar.


Morales aseguró que no interferirá en la investigación y dijo no querer hacer comentarios sobre "la parte técnica" del avión.


"Autonomía, combustible: eso tiene que ser investigado", apuntó.


La principal hipótesis que se maneja como causa del accidente es la falta de combustible del avión chárter de matrícula boliviana, que trasladaba a futbolistas y directivos del Chapecoense, así como a un grupo de periodistas, a la ciudad colombiana de Medellín, donde el equipo brasileño debía jugar el partido de ida de la final de la Copa Sudamericana.


Vargas ya admitió que la nave incumplió el plan de reabastecimiento de combustible en Cobija, ciudad boliviana fronteriza con Brasil, o en Bogotá.


El gobierno boliviano suspendió el jueves las operaciones de la aerolínea Lamia y destituyó a altos funcionarios del control aeronáutico, a quienes investiga, según informó el ministro de Obras Públicas y Servicios, Milton Claros.


Las autoridades sospechan de normas laxas en el control aéreo.


El avión se precipitó a tierra con 77 personas a bordo: 68 pasajeros y nueve tripulantes. Entre los seis sobrevivientes hay tres futbolistas, una auxiliar y un técnico de vuelo, y un periodista, todos internados en clínicas cercanas a la zona del siniestro.


Fuente: Emol.com - Read More: http://www.emol.com/noticias/Internacional/2016/12/02/833832/Evo-Morales-pide-investigar-a-LaMia-y-revela-que-director-general-de-la-compania-fue-su-piloto.html

Bella Hadid Reacts To Becoming A Victoria's Secret Angel

Access Hollywood's Scott Evans speaks with new Victoria's Secret model Bella Hadid after her catwalk strut for the legendary lingerie company's fashion show in Paris. Plus, is Bella back together with ex-boyfriend, The Weeknd?

Watch Video at http://www.accesshollywood.com/videos/bella-hadid-reacts-to-becoming-a-victorias-secret-angel/

1 de diciembre de 2016

Futbol Profesional Colombiano: Controladora que atendió accidente de Chapecoense denuncia amenazas

Foto: Policía Antioquia

A través de una carta, la operadora Yaneth Molina denunció amenazas contra su vida luego del accidente del vuelo de Chapecoense.


Lamentablemente por causas de mis colegas periodistas he conseguido que personas ignorantes y ajenas a este oficio y sobre todo que ignoran los procedimientos amenacen mi integridad física y mi integridad personal, por lo que he estado analizando soluciones al respecto”, dice la misiva. 

En la carta, Molina, cuya conversación con el piloto de la aerolínea Lamia se conoció este miércoles, agradece a sus compañeros de trabajo el apoyo para enfrentar su difícil momento. 

Al respecto, la Asociación Colombiana de Controladores Aéreos, ACDECTA, emitió un comunicado en el que rechazó la filtración de la conversación y los señalamientos contra los operadores involucrados en el accidente.

Esta es la carta de Yaneth Molina:

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