HALF-WINDSOR-GATE: On Donald Trump and his Scotch-taped tie.
Fixer Upper couple's anti-gay pastor says he isn't anti-gay.
Trump is dangerously out of touch, making moves that defy common sense and risk catapulting us into worldwide chaos. https://t.co/lBg94FAPiN— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 2, 2016
China lodges complaint over Trump's ill-advised, unprecedented call to Taiwan. He's. Not. Even. POTUS. Yet.
After an auction at which her Rebel Heart Tour dress was auctioned for the princessly sum of $150K and at which she pledged to remarry ex-husband Sean Penn, Madonna performed an hour-long gig in Miami early Saturday that included a cover of “Send in the Clowns,” rarely performed tracks “Like It or Not,” “I'm So Stupid,” “Beautiful Stranger,” “Easy Ride,” and “American Life,” as well as smash hits “Don't Tell Me,” “Express Yourself” and “Holiday.”
But maybe the biggest surprise was a slow-burn take on Britney Spears's “Toxic,” performed in front of anti-Trump projections. She also tried her hand at stand-up comedy and banter, telling jokes that attendees Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle (!) must have found especially painful. The groaner quality of the jokes was part of her shtick, but she should shtick to singing. [Cymbal crash.]
The memorable spectacle raised $7.5 million for Raising Malawi, Madonna's personal charity established to help the African nation from which she adopted two children. $10,000 of that came from a fan who spontaneously offered her the bread in exchange for a kiss. (No tongue.)
Madonna even tried her hand feet at some tapdancing for the first time ever, allowed a lucky fan to hold the mic for her finale, gave one reluctant dude a lap dance, berated the audience and graciously thanked everyone for their help.
Seems like a good time was had by all, and that included Courtney Love (no compacts were thrown), Leonardo DiCaprio, Dave Chappelle, Petra Nemcova, Bethenny Frankel, emcee James Corden and Ariana Grande, who gamely modeled Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour dress and danced with her idol.
If you are of a certain age, you will remember the catchphrase, “I can't believe I ate that whole thing” (often repeated with a “the” instead of a “that”).
The ad, a '70s classic for Alka-Seltzer by Howie Cohen and Bob Pasqualina, starred comic actor Milt Moss, whose performance helped make it one of TV's all-time most memorable pitches.
You won't believe it, but Milt Moss was recently still alive. Sadly, he has died at 93. He was truly born to plop-plop, fizz-fizz.
Related: In February of this year, Prince spaghetti ad mama Mary Fiumara also passed away, she at 88.
The new 2017/18 CHULO calendar is 8.5" thick. I mean, it's 8.5" x 11", printed on thick, glossy stock.
From a press release:
Each month features a different CHULO model representing the beauty of all ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. We have Afro-Latino CHULOs, white CHULOs, bi-racial CHULOs and Native American CHULOs. Each month is delicious. You may even want to frame your favorite ones because the shots are that gorgeous. We've even thrown in an extra page with an additional sexy model and a full 2018 calendar.
You'll need the care of a conservator after gazing upon the first Britney Spears biopic shots from Lifetime.
If Trump's victory rally in Ohio didn't remind you of Nazis, you're not paying attention.
Dude who worked on Trump's campaign in Michigan convicted of voter fraud.
Mandy Moore's mom left her dad for a woman, both of her brothers are gay, yet she's not a gay icon?!
Chris Pratt is an adorable imp, cutting Jennifer Lawrence out of all their pics together:
Madonna is whipping out “American Life” for her highly anticipated Art Basel show tonight — the clip above, themed to the goings-on at Standing Rock, looks fantastic.
Wish I were there...
The British are known for having an interest culture, especially when it comes to the nation's dishes and food items. From bangers and mash to Yorkshire pudding, there's no shortage of unique recipes floating around Great Britain, and for the outsider who's never had traditional British cuisine, these new culinary experiences can be quite the treat. With that said, here are some of the most popular British foods revealed:
The Meat and 2 Veg
One of the more traditional British meal types that is starting to re-surge in popularity is the “meat and 2 veg.” While this is a flexible dish because you can pretty much use any kind of meat alongside two vegetable sides, the British typically opt for a roasted meat of some sort. Not surprisingly, meat and 2 veg is also the humorous colloquial term used to describe a man's private parts. In fact, it's such a common phrase in Britain that the Orchid male cancer charity is currently running a social effort in conjunction with Ladbrokes urging people to post a pic of their meat and 2 veg plates with the hashtag #meatand2veg in an effort to raise awareness about male-specific cancers.
A typical Sunday roast consist of roast beef, roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli or spinach, and mini Yorkshire puddings. However, there are many variations to choose from, including roast lamb and roast pork. It's very important to make this one true to the traditional British recipes and focus on fixing a superb gravy to bring the dish into its full potential.
Fish supper, also commonly called fish and chips, has been rated as Great Britain's most popular meal choice, especially in seaside areas. This staple of British culture was allegedly invented in 1860 on the East End of London and has since ballooned into a national trademark with tens of thousands of fish and chip stands located throughout the country.
Full English Breakfast
The full English breakfast, also referred to as simply the Full English, Full Monty, or a fry-up, is a household staple that consists of eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, ham, tomatoes, and toast. It may also optionally include, mushrooms, potatoes, kippers, and black & white pudding (which is actually two different sausage/pork-based items that resemble conventional sausage).
Crumpets and English Muffins
These popular griddle cakes are commonly served at lunch, brunch, breakfast, and tea time, but can actually go good with just about any meal. They're very similar in both taste and appearance, but there's a distinguishable difference between the two because crumpets are made from a looser batter that contains milk, whereas English muffin batter is thicker and typically uses water instead.
The British are also known for loving their hot pies, especially during sporting events. Other examples of popular British desserts include Banoffee pie, Eton mess, apple crumble, toffee pudding, Bakewell tarts, sherry trifles, bread and butter pudding, and Victoria sponge cake.
Don't Forget to Participate in the #meatand2veg Challenge
While the #meatand2veg trend started in Great Britain, people from around the world are posting pics of their plates in support of the cause. Now that you've got some great British foods on your to-cook list, why not snap a pic of your meat and 2 veg dish and share it using the hashtag #meatand2veg to help spread awareness?