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Trailer Alert – The End of the Tour

While the actors may be familiar, the story itself may not be. Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg play author David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone columnist David Lipsky in a fictionalized version of an actual interview Lipsky conducted with Wallace during a book tour in the lat 1990’s. I enjoy Segel in just about everything, but Eisenberg is at his best when he’s playing a nervous, stammering character, which seems like his role in this film. ‘The End of the Tour’ looks like a modern day ‘Almost Famous’ with less characters, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued by the prospect of each of these performances. ‘The End of the Tour’ comes out July 31, 2015.

– Ryan

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Jennifer Lawrence Named Sexiest Woman in the World – Ya Don’t Say?

In other news, the sky is blue, the grass is green and pills are good. At 23, I can’t see Jennifer Lawrence relinquishing the crown anytime soon. Shine on.

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– Ryan

Vince McMahon, Dinosaur Skull Connoisseur

There’s a famous scene in the HBO show The Wire where one of the older characters is teaching the youngn’s how to play chess.

The pawns, bishop, rooks, knights and even the queen have one goal: checkmate the king. Nine times out of ten most of these pieces get taken, but the King, he stay the King. That’s exactly what happened when Vince McMahon heard about Bill Murrays PBR pants.

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This photo just so happened to get on Twitter the day Bill Murray took over the internet. Vince McMahon was recently interviewed by Forbes Magazine since he’s a billionaire once again, and he’s main quote was that he has a voracious appetite for life. Naturally he has a dinosaur skull in his office which just so happens to line up perfectly with his own skull when photographed from that angle. The King stay The King.

– Ryan

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Vince McMahon Walk

Alec Baldwin is the Latest Celebrity to Claim He’s Leaving the “Public Life”; Does Anyone Care?

SourceAlec Baldwin says he’s quitting public life and possibly leaving New York City in a new 5,000-plus word essay in New York magazine — as told to writer Joe Hagan.

“I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible,” Baldwin explained in the piece titled “Good-bye, Public Life.” “This is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.”

Now tell us how you really feel, Baldwin. And he does. The former “30 Rock” star touches upon — well pretty much everything — from his one-time MSNBC show, his many paparazzi run-ins and even his feud with Shia LaBeouf during the Broadway production of “Orphans.” Though he says he’s felt sorry for LaBeouf after his latest shenanigans, citing the “I Am Not Famous Anymore” bag.

To view Baldwin’s essay in it’s entirety, click here.

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I don’t know what its like to be a celebrity. I don’t know what its like to have a camera shoved in my face everywhere I go. I don’t know what its like to have mine or my family’s privacy violated. There is a price for fame, and apparently the lengths the current generation of media are willing to go to in order to gain some inside knowledge is too much for some celebrities to handle. First there was Shia LaBeouf, who seems to have lost his mind and replaced it with a paper bag. Now it’s Alec Baldwin’s turn to shun the spotlight, the very spotlight that gave him his cushy New York home and the ability to move his new wife and child wherever he pleases. You’ll have to excuse me if I’m not dripping with sympathy, but there are far more people in far worse situations than Alec Baldwin. Unfortunately, we (myself included) are permanently fixated on celebrities in our culture. For the most part, celebrities are also fixated on the attention we give them. After all, what’s a movie star without their adoring fans paying to see his/her movie? What’s a rock star without their adoring fans paying to see his/her show? Now we’ve reached a point where celebrities want us to give them enough attention to be famous, but not so much where it effects their private lives. That’s a mighthy thin line, and we really have no way of walking across it without falling into chaos. So if celebrities really want to leave public life, then they should. Don’t put on an art exhibit. Don’t write a 5000 word essay for a major magazine publication. Just leave. I’m sure we’ll find someone new to fixate on.

– Ryan

Welcome to Bizarro America – ‘Duck Dynasty’ Edition

Source – Calling his remarks about gays troubling, network A&E head  honchos  suspended Phil Robertson from his starring role in the  much-watched,  Christian-based reality television series, Duck Dynasty.

Meanwhile, Mr. Robertson’s supporters rallied quickly and, by Thursday   morning, had launched a concerted social media effort to reinstate the  reality  star, CNN reported.

Mr. Robertson said in a January issue of GQ magazine that homosexuality is a   sin — same as bestiality and promiscuity. He also went on to cite  biblical principles when he said: “Neither the adulterers, the   idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy,  the  drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the  kingdom of  God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

His statements reverberated around the nation, sparking the ire of  the gay  community especially. A&E, in response, suspended Mr.  Robertson and issued  a statement, reported by CNN: “We are extremely  disappointed to have read Phil  Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are  based on his own personal beliefs and are  not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect  those of A+E  Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of  the  LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming   indefinitely.”

Mr. Robertson — along with the other members of the Duck Dynasty  family —  have never hid or disguised their Christian faiths, ending  every episode with a  group prayer than includes mention of Jesus.

His suspension came on the heels of a joint letter from the NAACP and  Human  Rights Campaign to the president of A&E, expressing “outrage  and deep  concern about the recent racist, homophobic and ill-informed  remarks made by  Phil Robertson.”

But Mr. Robertson’s supporters have already rallied in his defense  and  created a petition — which nearly 20,000 have already signed —  demanding his  reinstatement to the show, CNN reported.

The Change.org  petition stated: “Homosexuals have their convictions and  Christians  respect them. There is a difference between respecting someone’s  rights  to exercise free will and imposing on others what we believe. Phil has   done nothing more than state what he believes in. Just because  homosexuals do  not agree does not mean Mr. Robertson needs to be  suspended.”

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I guess this where we are, America. This is the fallout from the reality TV era that we fed into for so many years. First off, I have a few questions. Why is Phil Robertson being interviewed by GQ? Why are people surprised that a guy like Phil Robertson, a man whose only relevance in this world comes from duck whistles and beards, is a homophobe? Why do we care? So the same guy who used to be an alcoholic adulterer now looks down on alcoholic adulterers? Interesting. I guess while he was already quoting the scripture, he might as well share his general dismay for homosexuals. Just get it out all out there.

The thing is we shouldn’t be surprised when someone like Phil Robertson gets diarrhea of the mouth and starts saying things that we don’t like. We asked for this. Anytime you give someone with the brain functions of Phil Robertson an open forum, you can’t expect him to cross all his t’s and dot all his I’s. His view of America is sensationalism; speak and act like an asshole, and watch the money roll in. Look at all the people over the last few years who have hit it big by being a.) dumb b.) self absorbed or c.) a combination of the two. It started with people like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, and it’s rolled all the way to the Jersey Shore and the woods of Louisiana. Hilton and Kardashian came from limitless money, but we gave them a TV show and fashion line and book deal because that’s what American does. Turn on any TV station, or radio station, or click on any website, and I GUARANTEE you will see an article on one or both of them. Now that Duck Dynasty is one of the highest rated shows on TV, it’s only natural that they’re everywhere else now, too. They have clothing lines; they’re being interviewed by GQ! It’s sad, but it’s the America we live in.

I saw Anchorman 2 yesterday afternoon, and while it’s a comedy through and through, the main premise of the movie is a relevant topic today. The America we live in doesn’t care about soccer or debt ceilings or school funding. They want sensationalism. Loud, over the top stories featuring loud, over the top characters. We laugh at Ron Burgundy and his crew talk about craziness on the air, but is it any different from what some of these reality stars say in the tabloids? It’s what sells. And to quote Aldo Rain, “business is a boomin'”. I’m not saying it’s right, but it’s something we should get used to. Phil Robertson isn’t the first, and he damn sure won’t be the last.

– Ryan

Can Someone Explain To Me Why David Ortiz Isn’t the Sportsman of the Year?

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Really SI? I wasn’t aware that the possibility of breaking the quarterback touchdown record was more impressive than putting a city in despair on your back, winning the AL East, winning the world series and becoming world series MVP. Peyton began his year by losing in the playoffs. Yes he’s having an unreal year, but he also has 3 of the top 15 receivers in the league. At this point, the broncos might not even win their division! And if you think they’re going to represent the AFC in the super bowl then you’re high. Sports Illustrated just lost my respect. Quite possibly the biggest oversight in fake awards history. Big Papi is upset, and rightfully so.

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– Ryan

How to Locate Your Lost Android Phone or Tablet (Video)

Ever misplace your Android device, or have it stolen? The above video will help you locate your Android phone or tablet! It’s very simple and only will take about 5 minutes.

(Time Tech Video)

-MattyV

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