Film and television productions in California will soon be able to send their people back to work, several months after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered operations across the country and internationally.
Ben Simmons will be reevaluated in two weeks for a nerve impingement in his lower back, but there’s little expectation that he’ll be ready to return to the lineup that soon, sources told ESPN. www.espn.com – NBA
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The reinvention ofGucci Manerolls on after the longtime East Atlanta star has morphed from celebrated trapper to a serene yet still capable talent on the mic. After penning The Autobiography of Gucci Mane book, Gucci is aiming to take his story to movie screens very soon.
A tweet from Gucci Mane on Wednesday signified the opening of the new chapter.
“#TheAutoBiographyOfGuccimane is coming to a theatre near you #DirectorGuccimane #1017Films,” read the not-so-cryptic tweet.
Now 37, Gucci’s time as a Hip-Hop artist doesn’t appear to be slowing anytime soon despite his big wins inside and outside of music. After dropping off his 12th studio album El Gato: The Human Glacier last month which was reportedly recorded over two days, there were hints he was turning that project into a film as well.
A new album, The Evil Genius, is also on the way later in the year. The typically prolific Gucci dropped off the last of his many mixtapes, Woptober, in 2016. There is no timetable set for the biopic but best believe fans are ready.
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“We are going to produce a DVD and also have a streaming release of the J.Lo home video footage,” Meyer tells the magazine. “There is revealing video of her with a lack of clothing and in sexual situations, especially in the hotel footage from the honeymoon.”
Lopez and Noa (who was a waiter at the time) were married from February 1997 to January 1998 and the Bronx native has since been married two other times among several other high-profile celebrity relationships, birthed fraternal twins, enjoyed platinum success on the musical front, released a handful of box office smash movies and has been crowned a fashion and style icon.
During the course of this historic run, Noa has been fixated on making money off their microwave marriage, as one devious scheme was foiled in 2006 after he had to fork over $ 545,000 for violating their confidentiality agreement after he attempted to publish a tell-all book. While one would think a Jennifer Lopez sex tape would automatically flag said agreement, the six-year litigation of the lawsuit hit a snag when the actress withdrew all of her claims against Meyer and Noa during the arbitration period and now the two feel they have a bit of wiggle room to go in for the kill.
“The videos contain salacious material and are going to shock her fans.” Meyer told inTouch. “We have unfinished business.”
The Jennifer Lopez sex tape, whose master sits in a central depository per court order, reportedly features the superstar spanking someone in bed and arguing with her mother after refusing to feed her gambling itch.
(AllHipHop News) With all the hype surrounding Drake and Future teaming up for What A Time To Be Alive, it appears Top Dawg Entertainment is not ready to cede any ground in the Hip Hop landscape. The label’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith hinted on Twitter that TDE may release more music from Kendrick Lamar very soon.
If TDE fans are not able to get fresh tracks from K. Dot in the near future, they can at least expect something coming from Isaiah Rashad. Top Dawg also tweeted the Tennessee emcee will be dropping before the end of the year. Isaiah released his critically acclaimed project Cilvia Demo in 2014.
As the Justice Or Else March draws nearer, Minister Louis Farrakhan has assembled a coalition of Chicago artists that have collaborated for one massive song for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, AllHipHop has exclusively learned.
The song, likely called “Justice or Else,” features Teefa, Katie Got Bandz, GLC, Saba, Lil Herb, Que Billah, King Louie and several others. Even the honorable minister gets on the mic, even though the capacity is presently unknown.
The artwork of the song represents the trials African Americans face domestically. The exact date of “Justice or Else” has not been revealed.
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Since the former NAACP president of the Spokane, Washington chapter and full-time fraud continues to denounce any DNA linkage to her biological parents (who have submitted her birth certificate to the Associated Press on numerous occasions), Maury Povich may be swooping in the end the speculation, once and for all.
Rachel Dolezal now has someone who can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the people claiming to be her parents are not … and Maury is the man!
“Maury” executive producer Paul Faulhaber tells TMZ, his team is now actively trying to book Rachel and her alleged parents.
Faulhaber says he wants to give all 3 a DNA test and reveal the results on the show.
Rachel told NBC she had doubts Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal are her mom and pop, saying, “I haven’t had a DNA test. There’s been no biological proof that Larry and Ruthanne are my biological parents.”
“Maury” is on hiatus, but Faulhaber says if he can book the trio he’ll get a crew together — and, of course, Maury himself — and they’ll shoot the show.
Faulhaber says if they do the show it will rank among Maury’s top 5. He says it ranks right up there with the woman who had twins and the DNA test showed the guy on the show only fathered one!
And now, for a Maury “You Are NOT The Father” dance compilation.
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Hawaii gets a lot of flak for being behind on trends, but when it comes to swimwear, the Aloha state is definitely ahead of the curve.
And we know something mainland beaches don’t: cheeky bikini bottoms are about to sweep the nation.
The Brazilian bikini bottom — the barely-there style of the ’80s — has been resurrected in new and more modest ways, and this time, bikini experts say, it’s here to stay.
“The [Brazilian bikini] trend is growing,” Debbie Wilson, owner and designer of Maui Girl Bikinis, told The Huffington Post. “I don’t see it losing popularity.”
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Wilson has been designing all types of bikinis for 30 years. When she first opened her boutique on Maui, Brazilian-cut and thong bikinis weren’t in much demand. Now, Wilson says, they make up 75 to 80 percent of her overall sales.
The resurgence has swept Hawaii over the past five years, and signs of it are just now beginning to pop up on the mainland. Victoria’s Secret, perhaps the most mainstream swimwear brand, has introduced an “Itsy” option as well as a “Cheeky” option, and San Lorenzo, the Hawaii-based boutique that specializes in the Brazilian-cut, has recently branched out with stores in Newport Beach and Malibu as well as a pop up shop in the Hamptons — the paragon of East Coast prep and propriety.
Those in the industry say the surge in popularity may be related to the rise of social media.
Sabra Krock, creative director for the swim boutique Everything But Water, told The Daily Beast that the recent “fitness craze” is to thank for the cheeky trend, “as well as the Instagram and selfie voyeurism that’s online,” she said.
“I definitely point to Instagram as a key reason for a desire to emulate celebrities,” she said.
When choosing the right cut, Emma Wo, fashion blogger at AlohaBabe.net and Miss Hawaii 2015, says “it’s important to find a style that works well with your body type. Brazilian-cut bikinis can seem daunting at first,” she told HuffPost, “but if you’ve got curves, full-coverage bikinis can actually make you look wider.”
“When customers, who have never worn our bikinis, come into the store, we tell them, ‘We’re going to convert you,'” St. John said. When her customers find the right fit of a cheeky bikini and then go back to a traditional cut, they often tell her that the regular bottoms feel like a “diaper.”
For comparison, here’s a traditional cut next to a Brazilian cut on the same model at a San Lorenzo boutique:
If you’re shy about jumping in to a full Brazilian bikini, Naomi Newirth, co-designer of Acacia Swimwear, says to find somewhere in between and start there — “not full coverage and not a total Brazilian cut,” she told HuffPost, “no extra sag or fabric.”
If you’re still nervous about making the switch, bikini blogger Rebekah Steen of Gold Fish Kiss says, “Just give it a shot. At least once. Life’s short, try it out, and get some sun on your buns. You’ll be surprised how wearing just a little less fabric on your bum makes it look just that much better.”
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best in-between cheeky bikinis so you can try the trend out for yourself.
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To honor the 20th Anniversary of Tupac’s death, new company JAM Inc. and his estate has teamed up to drop unreleased material in the next coming months. According to Billboard, JAM Inc. was brought in by Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, and given all of his unreleased material in order to “reset the Skaur estate”, says company owner, Jeff Jampol.
The campaign started with a commercial for Powerade, starring Tupac’s recital of “the flower that grows from the concrete” lyrics from “Mama’s Just a Little Girl” over a dramatized story of Chicago Bulls player, Derrick Rose. Although it was the first glimpse of Tupac material, it is not the last. JAM Inc. will release several unreleased poems, songs, remixes, writongs, demos, and recitals from Tupac Shakur. There is also news that we will be seeing new apparel, museum collections, and biography on the way as well.
I believe the Era of Humans will end in my organic lifetime. I expect to see the first humans transfer their minds into non-organic vessels (meaning software, maybe robot bodies) within twenty years. In fifty years, no human will want to suffer through an organic lifestyle. It just won’t make sense.
If you dismissed my opening paragraph as ridiculous, you are probably not up-to-date on technology. This is real, and probably inevitable, with normal advances in technology. You can debate timing, but the folks with the most knowledge of this field see it coming.
Creating AI from scratch might never happen if it involves some sort of impossible-to-know insight about human minds. A reasonable person can predict that true AI will never be fully realized. But copying an existing brain and moving it to software is within the glide path of current technology. That will not require any giant conceptual leaps of imagination or invention. We will get to that point through normal incremental improvements in technology. Some say the scanner technology is already here.
But today I am going to ignore the technology questions and talk about the psychology of it. That part fascinates me. Would a human be willing to abandon his or her organic body to live forever as software?
I say yes. And the surprise is that it will be an easy choice because of another trend: Our illusion of free will shrinks as our scientific knowledge increases. Once we lose the illusion of free will, our organic bodies will seem like nothing but a source of discomfort.
When I say our illusion of free will is going to vanish in time, that is simply an extension of what has been happening for decades. The illusion of free will is probably half of what it was even a hundred years ago. Here is the conceptual graph.
Our belief in free will decreases every time science makes a new discovery about “why” we do what we do. When scientists chase down the source of why humans do what we do, no “free will” is ever discovered in the mechanism. What started as a trickle of evidence against the existence of free will is about to become a fire hose. Here are the historical events that have decreased our illusions of free will so far:
Discovery that decision-making is located in the brain.
Discovery of DNA.
Understanding the role of environment and DNA (especially twin studies)
Psychology studies show human “intelligence” is largely an illusion. We are influenced by all sort of things without our knowledge.
Marketing proves you can “cause” actions in others.
Discovery that alcoholism has a genetic component, so not entirely a “choice.”
Discovery that sexual orientation has a genetic component, so not a “choice.”
A-B testing on the Internet shows you can control people remotely by small manipulations of their environment. Their behaviors change without employing anything like “free will.”
Health monitoring bracelets prove that humans are willing to take orders from well-meaning technology. When your bracelet says you should be more active, you do it. But you think you are just using your will power to follow wise advice.
That last point is the most important. And I will put it in the form of a question:
If you always knew the wise thing to do, would you ever choose the unwise path?
Here I allow that sometimes you might choose the unwise path just to test whether or not you could do it, or maybe out of some other sort of curiosity. But in those cases you have payoffs for your choices as well. The point is that folks always choose the path with the greatest imagined payoff.
To the observer, it seems you are making choices based on free will. But internally you are simply weighing alternatives as best you can and trying to optimize your future. If your brain is functioning properly you will never choose a bad decision over a good one, at least in terms of how you score the options in your mind.
Adding to our illusion of free will is the fact that everyone assigns different values to the various elements of life, and those values can change within a given day. The observer sees randomness and unpredictability. It looks like free will is happening. But internally all you are doing is weighing alternatives and picking the “good” one based on how you assign value to stuff. And how you assign value is hard-coded in your brain, at least for any given moment in time.
Now fast-forward just a few years. Your health-monitor bracelet and your smartphone know a lot about you, including your current mental state, your level of hunger, sugar levels, stress, and every preference you have expressed online for years. Big Data knows you and it knows all the humans that are similar to you. And that means, inevitably, technology will continue giving you well-meaning advice and you will take it. Every time. Unless you are just screwing around to see if you can ignore good advice. But that won’t become a habit.
In the early days of health monitors (today) you might ignore your bracelet’s “advice” about increasing your step count for the day. But imagine just a few years from now when you discover that every piece of advice from your technology is paying off wonderfully. Would you ignore it and make your own bad choices?
All technology needs is a good track record of “leadership” and your organic body will follow it like a slave. If the technology discovers that my best wake-up time is 5 AM, I will set my alarm for that time. If the technology tells me it KNOWS I will like a new movie, and it has been right on the last ten predictions, I will buy a movie ticket. And the technology might even pick a date on my calendar and invite some friends who will love the same movie.
I could ignore any advice coming from my technology, but why would I? My human-made plans work out great about 75% of the time. But a computer-made plan that knows all of my preferences, and everyone else’s too, could make decisions that pay off for me more like 90% of the time.
As the trend toward machine-made decisions accelerates, your sensation of free will is going to erode to zero. You will have no sense of making decisions in your life. All you will be doing is agreeing with the excellent decisions made by machines. A baby born today will probably never drive a car or make navigation decisions because cars will handle that on their own. We will come to trust the machines more than we trust our friends or our own bad judgement.
When the illusion of free will is gone you will have nothing to lose by moving your mind to software. If you take free will out of the equation the only difference between an organic life and a software life is the level of pain. All other things being equal, why would you choose pain over pleasure?
My prediction is that humans will happily move their minds to software after the illusion of free will is entirely gone. And that day is coming quickly.
Would you make the leap to software if you knew it would mean an eternal life of “feeling” terrific?
Speaking of free will, see this technology that tells police where the crimes are likely to happen before they happen. Does a criminal have free will if we know where he is going to commit a crime before he does? (I realize we are only talking about statistics here, but a real human has to act in order for the statistics to be valid.)
One wildcard in my prediction is that research on extending organic life is coming along nicely. See this.
My book on success: “I’m only about halfway through but can definitely highly recommend it to anyone, young and old. It’s a quick read…but who would have guessed that I’d be highlighting so much that I want to go back to?!“ – Sarah (Amazon 5-star review March 14, 2015)
HOME opens in theaters nationwide on March 27 through DreamWorks Animation and features vocal talents from Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez. The highly-anticipated animated film by DreamWorks, HOME, exemplifies that “Representation is so important”. Young, multi-cultural girls will easily identify with the character Tip (voiced by Rihanna). The highly-anticipated animated film by DreamWorks, HOME, exemplifies that “Representation is so important”. Young, multi-cultural girls will easily identify with the character Tip (Rihanna).
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the highly anticipated new film from DreamWorks Animation, HOME will release Tuesday, March 24th on Westbury Road Entertainment LLC. with Roc Nation and UMG distributing. The soundtrack features Rihanna’s “Towards The Sun,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Feel The Light” as well as “Red Balloon” by Charli XCX. Other artists who appear include Coffee, Kiesza and Jacob Plant.
The new hit magic potion is a face cream with the intended blurry name that is sure to make you look. It claims to give your face an out-of-focus glow, which in turns all but eliminate the oh-so-dreaded facial wrinkles. Now, the marketing stops short of affirming that your face will vanish, but assures you that the smooth effect of the cream will make you look like you have been photoshopped!
Wait! Do I really crave that? Do I want to walk through my neighborhood with a fuzzy aspect, one that will make my friends and neighbors wonder if they have had one too many drinks? Will I look like a Zombie fresh out of the night? I certainly don’t want to have a frozen face like some remaining-unnamed Hollywood actresses who cannot smile and cannot frown, can barely talk and certainly not act. Targeting women between the ages of 30 to 50, the (secret) formula seems to contain silicone, mattifying powders, and anti-aging (secret) agents.
So I set out to try the damned cream. Without naming any names, I can reveal nonetheless that the word BLUR is in the title. Now, I don’t have that many wrinkles to start with, coming from a wild land where non-stop wind and cool mist weather trained for generations the skin to be resistant, so I did not expect any out-of-this-world results. The cost was about $ 20, so what the heck! I can always use a daily cream, even if the wonders promised do not meet my expectations.
So one night, as a daily regimen, I washed my face and splashed on the cream. At first impression, the sort of oily-silky texture was surprising on my skin. Felt like a thin layer of unknown substance. I deemed my $ 20 well spend. The next morning, I had forgotten and looked in the mirror to see the usual princess I wink at everyday. Then I put on the cream again, and suddenly realized my different look. Not that I suddenly became out-of-focus, mind you, but I did appear to have a softer look, a more sublimated look, a blurry look. Dare I say a younger look? Er…nope.
It’s just like when you put foundation on, the lines become smoother, and the light seems to shine through your epidermis, that is, if your foundation is a good one. So this miracle cream did have a side effect, it did make my skin a little brighter, even though it has no color in it. The sensation under my fingertips was still a silky one, and just for that, I liked it. Now, since I rarely wear foundation or powder (I live in Florida), the cream for me is a good choice, not a wonder formula or a magic trick, but it’s a definite help in my daily routine.
My BB cream has found its match. Now, if only it claimed to prevent wrinkles, that marketing ploy might work even better than the one claiming to erase wrinkles already in place, but they don’t say that. Perhaps because they is NO erasing wrinkles after all, oh well, we already knew that. So the next generation of beauty products can only try to help weather (pun intended) the creases in our skin, until they come up with something better for our soul. Maybe if I put on enough of the stuff, my skin will vanish, no? You don’t think so? Style – The Huffington Post
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