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Gordon Ramsay Posts Pictures Of Raw Food. Why?

When you are cooking for your friends, you can pretty much serve whatever you want.  But raw food? You might want to store that in a folder labeled “What Not To Serve At A BBQ”.

That’s probably easier said than done when you are a famous international chef.  The food you prepare is going to be noticed by millions of people.  That’s a given for Gordon to deal with on a daily basis.

He has spent years shouting at chefs in kitchens, making derogatory comments about their sandwiches because they couldn’t seem to grasp how to cook a simple egg.

He is well-known for berating others and making comments that are a far cry from decent. Rarely does he have the focus turned on him or his cooking skills? It seems the tables have turned and many people have taken issue with his latest concoctions during a BBQ.

Controversial Chateaubriand

That said, people had taken issue with one of his latest accomplishments in the kitchen and placing it on social media revealing a delicious looking Chateaubriand.

The dish is served on a wooden board with a Bearnaise sauce, tomatoes, and green garnish.  The pictures, alone, will definitely stir up your appetite, but some people had questioned when the meat was going to be properly cooked?

His post was covered in comments from people saying the meat was way too raw to serve for their liking.  One person said, quite sarcastically, that if they could get a veterinarian on the scene quickly, he or she could probably resuscitate the poor cow.

Others have suggested that Ramsey place it back on the BBQ.

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What many of these commentators do not understand, this is exactly how you serve Chateaubriand along with a Bearnaise sauce!  It is a tenderloin cut that is located between the sirloin and top sirloin parts of the cow.

Even though he’s not wrong, some people find the image a little beyond upsetting. Moving on to the popular online show, First We Feast, which consists of people asking questions while eating hot wings.

What you might call hot wings might not be the same, these hot wings are super HOT!

Ramsey is the most requested guest on the show and it was his kids bullying him to go on.  They told their dad he is always shouting and screaming all day because he has a big mouth, but can he actually take on some of these hot wings?

During the interview, he couldn’t help but make negative comments about the hot wings, asking how long these wings had been cooked and followed up with “because they are a bit “f**ing” overcooked. He said one of the wings looked like his grandfather’s big toe and quite simply they are just not good.

He managed to take on the wings but as the heat started to rise, he started breaking into a sweat and started tearing. Final comment, as he wiped back tears, he said “I haven’t cried this much since AA Gill’s funeral”

Way to go First We Feast! What goes around, sometimes comes back around!

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Justin Trudeau’s Afghan Doppelganger

An Afghan talent show contestant, who gained viral fame for his striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has said that he hopes to meet his doppelganger in person.


Abdul Salam Maftoon, a bricklayer and a wedding singer in the remote province of Badakhshan, said that he had never heard of his Canadian counterpart until people began to point out their resemblance following his appearance on the talent show Afghan Star.

Speaking to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Maftoon said that he thought Trudeau could be his younger brother. “I looked it up on social media, and I was surprised. I looked at him, I looked at myself. I found out we have the same face. And I felt strange. I thought he could be my younger brother.” Maftoon said that he was just a “poor boy” from the remote borderlands of Afghanistan, but would be thrilled to meet Trudeau. “I would love to meet him. I hope my message reaches him, and I meet him face to face.” Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful

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FYI: 2019 Pepsi Superbowl Half Time Show

The most-watched musical event of the year Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show on CBS has been officially scheduled to take place on February 3 2019. The Game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots is to decide the winner of the National Football League for the season.

The event has its special guests and headliners:

The U.S pop group Maroon 5 will be the headlining performer throughout the super bowl 53 halftime show. Maroon 5 is a three-time Grammy-winning band which has followed the footprints of lady gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and Madonna. Rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi will be joining Maroon 5 for the event.

Travis Scott is a Grammy-nominated rapper, songwriter, singer and record producer while Big Boi who is from Atlanta would be hosting the performances at the Mercedes- Benz stadium in Atlanta.

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 has sold above 53 million albums and 48 million singles. The band has also been nominated For 13 Grammys and won three times. In the 20- year history of the top- 40 chart, they set the record as the number one most singles by a group.

Some of their hits include ‘’One More Night”, ‘’This Love”, ‘’payphone”, ‘’She Will Be Loved”, ‘’Harder to Breath”, ‘’Sugar”, ‘’Harder to Breath”, ‘’Makes Me Wonder”, ‘’Moves Like Jagger”, ‘’Animals” and ‘’Maps”. Maroon 5 most current and sixth studio album known as ‘’Red Pill Blues” was released in 2017.

Scott Travis who is a special guest at the Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show has been nominated for a Grammy Award six times. His most recent album ‘’Astroworld”  published on August 3, 2018, has been chosen for the Best Rap Album at the next Grammys scheduled to hold on February 10, 2019, at Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

The album ‘’Astroworld” also authored the song ‘’ Sicko Mode” and this song is nominated the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

Big Boi is known for his work in OutKast, and the hip-hop duo has won six Grammys and marketed over 25 million albums. His most recent album ‘’Boomiverse” was published in June 2017. some of his songs include ‘’Hey Ya”, ‘’Roses”,” Ms Jackson and ‘’Countless others.”

The Pepsi super bowl halftime show will be broadcasted live on CBS and streamed on CBSSports.com.

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In 20 Years These Movies Will Be Cult Classics

We all have that special movie that we can watch many times, but others don’t seem to think they are good movies. These movies appeal to a particular audience; they are referred to as cult classics. The name used to categorize these movies comes from the fact the few people who like such movies are die-hard fans who form social media groups and have a great time discussing the movies. So what are your best cult classics?

We have identified some of these movies that will still have a selected fan base in twenty years.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

This movie was made as an adaptation of the classic TV series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” The film featured stars such as Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill. It didn’t make a ‘big hit’ in the box office, but there is a group of fans who say it is one of the best movies they ever saw. Many years from now, the spectacular scenes in this movie will remain appealing to this group of fans.

Ingrid Goes West

Many people may need to use Google search to find more information about this movie, but it did impress a group of fans. The movie is about commitment and the celebrity lifestyle. “Ingrid Goes West” was released in 2017; it is about Ingrid, a role played by Aubrey Plaza, who moves to Los Angeles to be closer to her ‘assumed’ friend Taylor and Instagram influencer. Elizabeth Olsen plays the role of Taylor, and over time she becomes friends with Ingrid. On a different level, this film is an entertaining drama.

The Nice Guys

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe team up in this 19970s movie to search for a missing girl in Los Angeles. It wasn’t a big box office hit, but there are fans that were are thrilled by the detective and action scenes in this movie. It was written and directed by Shane Black, a popular name in Hollywood.

You’re Next

The violence and horror in this movie make it attractive to a group of fans who enjoy gory scenes in horror movies. The story is about a family on vacation but they end up fighting off a group of killers. While it wasn’t a big box office hit, the people who love this movie argue that it is one of the best in the horror thriller series they have ever seen.

The Book of Henry

The movie features stars such as Naomi Watts and Jaeden Lieberher. It is the story of a single mother who cooperates with her son to rescue a young girl from her terrible stepfather. After discovering the young girl was being abused, the mother follows instructions from her child, who seems really smart, to save the girl. While this movie did not gain too much popularity, it appealed to a group of fans who can relate to the scenes, and they loved the way this movie ended.

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Kanye West Loves “Rick & Morty”

We knew this before, Kanye West never has minced words when asked what his favorite TV show is, he always says it is “Rick & Morty.” Over the years, Kanye has talked about the show on his social media pages and TV. He says the episodes are so good; it is easy to watch them five times without getting bored.
The “Rick & Morty” TV show is an animated adult science fiction sitcom. It was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The TV show can be seen on Cartoon Network during the late hours every day because of its PG rating. The sitcom is about a crazy scientist called Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith who go on different adventures across the galaxies. So far, there are over seventy episodes of the show.

The press caught up with Kanye in NYC. He had come with Kim Kardashian to enjoy the Versace fashion show. Kanye was about entering the venue of the event when he was asked the all too familiar question, “What is your favorite TV show?” and he mentioned the name we have heard for many years.

We wonder why Kanye is so fascinated by this show. The crazy humor and adventures of Rick and Morty are good for a laugh. It is warming to know that Kanye can find time to unwind with such a hilarious show despite his busy schedule.

We won’t be surprised to see a cameo with Kanye on the “Rick & Morty” show in the nearest future. He has made the show quite popular. Last time Kanye mentioned the TV show’s name, the search results online increased because many people were interested in seeing the show Kanye was so passionate about.

We also noticed a bromance forming between Kanye and the creator of “Rick & Morty” Justin Roiland. The two have been communicating on Twitter, and there are plans to hand out. Kanye has also taken an interest in the characters of the show; he posts pictures of Rick and Morty on his social media pages. The special one happened during Kanye’s birthday. His wife Kim Kardashian launched a new Rick and Morty song titled “Kanye’s B Day,” which was originally composed for Kanye’s birthday

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Another ‘War of the Worlds’ Remake?!

As the world seems to have run out of ideas in entertainment, politics, and economics, are you really surprised?

That’s right: War of the Worlds is getting another remake. The old-school classic is about to get a new generation facelift to try and capture another generation entirely. However, it would appear that what was once just a quiet rumor appears to be picking up the pace – and big names along the way. Indeed, it would appear that Greg Kinnear is going to take part in the new remake.

Developed by Canal Plus and by Fox, too, this sounds like it might actually be decent. The actor will be getting brought in after some impressive roles in the likes of House of Cards and Little Miss Sunshine, but probably mostly based on the strength of his Oscar-nominated role in As Good as it Gets. He’s a very impressive actor, and it sounds like his wonderful resume might just land him a major role in a massive reboot that’s sure to rake in the monies.

Interestingly, it sounds like the remake is going to be told across an eight-part series instead of a conventional movie remake. This obviously has people quite interested, especially as it’s got a successful name in Merlin creator Howard Overman involved. It’s going to take place in a modernized America, so we can expect some subtle yet significant changes.

Overman, though, appears determined to impress both new fans as well as any lovers of the old classic. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he stated: “I look forward to bringing our bold, fresh and relatable version, inspired by this much-loved story to a new audience,”

More of the same?

Interestingly, the BBC also have a three-part remake of the old-school H.G. Wells novel coming out, too. This is going to involve a few notable names, namely Robert Carlyle. As impressive an actor as Scotland has produced, he would make an excellent addition to any remake of this classic tale. Fans, though, might be a touch worried that this excellent book is going to get a touch overly saturated.

Indeed, in 2005 alone we saw three versions of this appear in media format. 2012 seen a sequel and a loose adaption. For the first time in six years, though, we’re going to get what feels like a generation mass-repeat of a wonderful book.

It might all be a bit much, but with each version having its own star actors involved, we might just get the best versions yet.

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Stephen Hillenburg, Creator of ‘SpongeBob’ Dies at 57

On Tuesday afternoon, Nickelodeon broke the sad news that SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away at the age of 57.

Hillenburg died from ALS, which he revealed he was diagnosed with in March 2017. Nickelodoen paid tribute to him in a tweet on Tuesday, writing,

“We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS,” Nickelodeon said in a statement. “He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his entire family. Steve imbued ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ with a unique sense of humor and innocence that has brought joy to generations of kids and families everywhere. His utterly original characters and the world of Bikini Bottom will long stand as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the limitless power of imagination.”

Hillenburg graduated from Humboldt State University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation, with an emphasis on marine resources.He began his animation career in 1987, pursuing a degree in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of Arts in Valencia and earning his Master of Fine Arts in 1992.  He started working at Nickoleadon in 1993 serving as a director and writer on the show“Rocko’s Modern Life.”

It is there that he began to work full-time on writing producing, and directing on the animated series that would eventually become “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

The first episode aired on Nickelodeon on May 1, 1999 and the series commenced its full run on July 17 of that year. The series has aired nearly 250 episodes to date..The series has won both U.S. and British Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, and ASACP Awards and has been dubbed or sub-titled in more than 60 languages, including Urdu, Azerbaijani and Maori.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years Karen Hillenburg and their son Clay.

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New Found Dinosaur Species Named After Marvel’s Thanos

Any Comic book  fan knows who Thanos is, he was always quite a big deal within the Marvel lore but unlike other Marvel characters that broke out into the mainstream in the last two decades, Thanos remained in the shadow for a while. All of that off course changed when Infinity War came along and showed what a great character he really is. Now that Josh Brolin’s portrayal of the  the Mad Titan made him a household name all across the world, Thanos receives a huge honor from the scientific community as he now has a dinosaur named after him. Yeah, you read that right  Thanos is now the name of a newly-discovered species of dinosaurs.

The species which is called the Thanos simonattoi —was a carnivorous dinosaur that resided in Brazil during the later part of Cretaceous Period around 145 million years ago. The announcement of the new dinosaur discovery first came in Historical Biology, a journal first published online on November 16, 2018.

“In the present contribution, we describe a new abelisaurid (Thanos simonattoi, gen. et sp. nov.) from the São José do Rio Preto Formation, Bauru Group, Brazil (Upper Cretaceous). Thanos differs from other theropods by having a well-developed keel becoming wider and deeper posteriorly on the ventral surface; two lateral small foramina separated by a relative wide wall on each lateral surface of the centrum, and well-developed and deep prezygapophyseal spinodiapophyseal fossae.”

It is still unknown what the future holds for the character in the the MCU, Brolin is set to reprise his role as Thanos once again in next year’s Avengers 4, but that might not because of the last time according to the actor. If he has his way, Brolin would appear in more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in the near future.

“You know what, I don’t know what the future brings and who knows, but [I] love the idea of something infinite like this,” Brolin told ScreenRant. “I’ve never been involved in sequels. The fact that we’ve done some of Avengers 2, oh sorry, Avengers 4 but Infinity War 2, I’m going back. I’m going to do more, and we’re going to do some re-shoots and all that. So, I’m excited about all that. I love the Russos. I love working on the Avengers. I didn’t think I was going to and I actually loved it. I didn’t even like it. I loved it.”

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Sony Announce 2 New Spiderman Spinoff Movies for 2020 Release

Sony has a complicated history with Spiderman. After the first 3 movies that were directed by Sam Raimi became the biggest hits in the studio’s history the fourth movie was canceled after creative differences between them and the director. They went ahead and rebooted the character under Marc Webb guidance this time planning to spin a whole shared universe around the character, but things didn’t go as planned. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 flopped, the Sinister Six spinoff that was supposed to spin off never took place, and Sony wound up entering into an agreement with Marvel to co-create the Homecoming series and bring Spidey back into the MCU.

Now, A few years later, though, things have turned around dramatically. Even without spiderman Venom became one of the years’  biggest (surprise) hits, grossing almost $780 million and counting. And Don’t forget  Into the Spider-Verse,  Sony’s first animated Spider-Man movie that receives a lot of positive buzz. With things looking up, Variety reports that Sony has added two more Spider-Man spinoff films to their release calendar. The first untitled Marvel project hits theaters July 10, 2020. The second arrive son October 2.

They don’t have confirmed information on what these movies are, but they have educated guesses for both: “While no specifics were provided in the studio’s announcement, the July project is likely “Morbius,” starring Jared Leto. The character is another villain from the Spidey canon, which will be shepherded by “Safe House” director Daniel Espinosa. Morbius first surfaced in the 1971 comic “The Amazing Spider-Man,” as a scientist seeking a cure for a blood disease. Things don’t go as planned, and the doctor winds up with vampiric traits and a thirst for blood.”

The second, they speculate, is Venom 2.

After the Success of the first venom (that earned more than Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool), it’s easy to imagine why the studio wants to fast-track the sequel. Although the first one had its shortcomings now that the character is established and there is no need for an origin story the second entry in the series can be everything fans are waiting for.

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The Original Avengers Actors Pay Tribute to Stan Lee

The stars and crew of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continue to show love and tribute to Stan Lee following the Marvel Comics creator’s death earlier this week. News of the Marvel legend’s death broke on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, whe he had been rushed to the hospital early that morning, before passing away. He was 95 years old.

While the original six Avengers actors all made tributes to Lee on Twitter following the news of his passing, they have decided to assemble yet again now honoring Lee’s legacy with a full-page magazine ad.

The full-page ad taken out by the original six Avengers appeared in this week issue of The Hollywood Reporter, along with five other full-page ads honoring Stan Lee. Signed by Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans, the tribute to Stan Lee is set against the logo of the Avengers in gray. The ad was revealed by THR’s editor on Twitter.

 

Lee, of course, was part of the MCU not just in spirit as he had a cameo in every film and TV show in the franchise. In fact, we will probably see Lee on screen several more times: He filmed cameos for Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, and may have filmed others. It will be interesting to see how his absence affects the universe in the future.

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Amazing ‘Avengers 4’ Fan-Made Cartoon

As The Avengers has grown to be among the biggest and most successful IPs of a generation, it’s no surprise to see fans want more. As ever with such huge franchises, the minute a title is released the fans want to see even more stuff come out. With much talk of the fourth Avengers movie, though, one fan has created a pretty impressive fan-made video that will get you pretty hyped for the real thing when it finally arrives.

With news of the first footage floating around the Marvel fan forums and the like, there’s a lot of speculation about what it might involve. One fan, though, has gone from talking about it on a forum to making his own fan trailer. It’s really impressive, and really does a good job of making the series look even better.

While rumored trailer descriptions are flying around, Spectrum Cinema, a popular YouTube channel has created a stylish animated trailer that depicts what the rumored script is supposed to be. Despite the fact it’s made more or less entirely by a fan, it’s very impressive indeed. The trailer, named Avengers: Annihilation, has some rather janky animation at times but it is really impressive for a fan-made effort.

It’s pretty macabre, in truth, but it’s very impressive in the way that it plays out. Given it’s pulling on what we can only call strange sources, too, it’s easy to forgive the more creative parts of the writing and animation. We won’t spoil much of the trailer for you, but you do see some finished Avengers, and also a ruined world after the events of Infinity War. It’s all quite grim, really.

Excited yet?

However, the trailer itself is a great piece of work and is sure to whet the appetite for what is to come in the future. We don’t want to sit and critique amateur animation, though, but the voice acting could … use some work. Fair play to them for trying, though: it’s definitely got Marvel fans talking anyway and it will play a big role in getting people hyped up for the big fourth movie to come.

It’s expected that we’ll see the trailer for the fourth edition – the real trailer – come out before the end of the year. As ever, though, this is mostly just speculation. We’ll find out as time goes on what is going to take place, but safe to say it’s going to be quite interesting anyway.

If you want to get in the mood for a big release from Marvel, then why not take a look at the fan trailer?

As outlandish as it might be, it’s a sterling effort and will definitely put you in the mind for another blockbuster involving Tony Stark and co.

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Wait, What?! A Shrek & Puss-in-Boots Reboot? Already!?

Apparently, the world has run out of ideas. You see, whilst Shrek was fantastic at the time, it wasn’t anything tremendously new. It followed the same kind of premise and story as so many that came before it. The quality of animation and the way it’s delivered is tremendous, though – that’s not to say anything bad against Shrek. As a series, it’s quality. However, apparently, we’ve got to the stage where even Shrek is getting a reboot.

I used to laugh at elder family members bemoaning childhood classics of their own life being remade for a new generation. I didn’t think I’d see a childhood classic of my own, Shrek, turned into a reboot before my 30s. This is apparently close to happening, though. Apparently, Chris Meledandri, the mastermind behind Despicable Me among others, is being put in charge of the reboot by Universal, according to Variety.

Apparently, ogres aren’t really relevant in 2018 – so, expect some change in gender/orientation or a total swap-around of the roles. Let’s face it, reboots are often absolute drivel, and it’s not likely that this will go any better. The need to change things in a bid to keep it fresh (and to fit in with the more sanitized world it will arrive in) often leads to reboots being technically superior, bt far less pure and enjoyable than the first set.

Even more ridiculously, side-kick Puss in Boots is getting the same reboot. Even stranger is that apparently the idea is to get Eddie Murphy, Michael Myers and Antonio Banderas back together to do it all over again. I can’t really wrap my head around the concept of a reboot that uses all the same old cast but, uh, cool?

A rather fitting concept

As 2018 appears to be a year where people just don’t have a clue what they are doing, the quote from Meladandri that the “challenge for us has been to find something that really does feel like it’s not simply yet another film in a series of sequels,” hardly inspires confidence that this is a well though tout concept.’

This might be an absolute car crash, and it’s best we prepare for that. Without any real idea how to make it better or different from the original, I fear we might get a butchered version of the originals, devoid of the original patter and enjoyment while replaced with more sponsorship and dreadful puns.

Reboots. Eugh.

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Groovy Photos – Elton John & Freddie Mercury, The Last Words

Freddie Mercury died November 24, 1991 and when listening to his music, it seems as if he’s still here. The king of rock could hold crowds for hours with an amazingly wide range of music styles and an out of this world stage performance. He was truly an entertainer and the essence of Groovy! He died from AIDS complications. Elton John was a very good friend of his, and he was there, in Freddie’s final days.

The two use to hang out a lot and Elton got to know Freddie really well. They were so close that they both had nicknames for each other – “Freddie and I had developed pet names for each other, our drag-queen alter egos. I was Sharon, and he was Melina.”

Alter Egos

Elton John shared some details about the Mercury’s last days in a book called Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS. He wrote: “…Freddie told me he had AIDS soon after he was diagnosed in 1987. I was devastated. I’d seen what the disease had done to so many of my other friends. I knew exactly what it was going to do to Freddie. As did he. He knew death, agonizing death, was coming. But Freddie was incredibly courageous. He kept up appearances, he kept performing with Queen, and he kept being the funny, outrageous, and profoundly generous person he had always been.”

“As Freddie deteriorated in the late 1980s and early ’90s, it was almost too much to bear. It broke my heart to see this absolute light unto the world ravaged by AIDS. By the end, his body was covered with Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions. He was almost blind. He was too weak to even stand.”

“By all rights, Freddie should have spent those final days concerned only with his own comfort. But that wasn’t who he was. He truly lived for others. Freddie had passed on November 24, 1991, and weeks after the funeral, I was still grieving.”

“On Christmas Day, I learned that Freddie had left me one final testament to his selflessness. I was moping about when a friend unexpectedly showed up at my door and handed me something wrapped in a pillowcase. I opened it up, and inside was a painting by one of my favorite artists, the British painter Henry Scott Tuke. And there was a note from Freddie. Years before, Freddie and I had developed pet names for each other, our drag-queen alter egos. I was Sharon, and he was Melina. Freddie’s note read, “Dear Sharon, thought you’d like this. Love, Melina. Happy Christmas.”

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Is The Book Always Better Than The Movie? Maybe Not

“Ach, what’s the point in seeing it? The book is always better than the movie!”

While this might be a common refrain for any book-to-movie adaption it’s not always the case. Sometimes, a theme and idea can only be explained well when it’s put into an immediate visual format. Books need a certain understanding of the ideas being discussed to truly get it. for that reason, sometimes the movie can win out over the book.

“Like when!?” I hear you ask. Well, let me explain. Here are some examples of times when the movie might actually outstrip the written version.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Having seen the movie ahead of reading the book, I maybe done this in the wrong order. However, I feel like the movie putting a bit more of a spotlight on McMurphy is important, not least because it allows Jack Nicholson to be at his most outrageous best.

It’s a cracking movie, and the book is still good. I do like the alteration of the angle and dynamic, though, as it does make the perspective more on McMurphy than with Chief.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

While many find that the works of J.K. Rowling work as well on the page as they do the screen, I preferred the screen version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I just found that there was more to it, especially the fact that the movie fleshes out the kind of lack of proper storyline in the original book.

This makes it a bit more of a story than just an additional piece of lore for the Harry Potter universe. It’s very interesting to see some of the famous HP stuff taken on by new characters and locations.

Gone Girl

A controversial one for some, but I think the Gone Girl movie released in 2014 is better than the original novel by Gillian Flynn. The novel is a fine work, but I felt there was more of a race and a pulse setting fear to the movie.

The screen version just adds a bit more to guess and try to work out and around, which always makes it a bit more intriguing in the thriller industry. For me, at least.

To Kill A Mockingbird

As one of the first ‘great’ books I ever read, the book will always hold a place in my heart. However, I feel like the screen adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird might just trump the book. The 1962 film is a wonderful take on the book as it covers it in such a tough, visceral fashion.

The empathy and the power of the story is felt so incredibly well in the movie adaption. It’s a tremendous take on a brilliant book, and might just win over thanks to the amazing works of the likes of Gregory Peck.

There are some other good options out there that you might prefer ahead of the book – what do you think? What would you rather watch than read?

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All About Rosie O’Donnell’s Engagement, Fiancee and Bling-Ring

Congratulations to Rosie O’Donnell (56) and girlfriend Elizabeth Rooney (33). In the middle of October 2018, O’Donnell publicly announced her engagement in an interview with People magazine, and we all got to have a closer look at her fiancee and at her engagement ring. Beautiful ring that is.

Rooney is a police officer and Army veteran, and she lives in Boston. They haven’t set a date yet, but O’Donnell said that the wedding is “a long time in the future. We both decided that that would be best.” They have been dating long distance with O’Donnell living in NY, and they’ve been dating for more than a year now.

Like other celebrity LGBTQ couples, O’Donnell and Rooney plan on having a beautiful wedding but haven’t planned it yet.

In the same interview, O’Donnell was asked about their 23-year gap. O’Donnell didn’t seem to mind, and of course, neither did Rooney, and she told the reporter: “I keep telling her I’m too old for her. But she doesn’t seem to care… She’s like, ‘I was in the Army! I put my life on the line every day you think I don’t know who I want to date?’ I’m like, ‘Alright I guess that’s true.'”

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Rooney shared a photo on Instagram of her large emerald-cut diamond ring. It’s surrounded by nicely put diamonds and set on a split-shank band.

They have been dating long distance with O’Donnell living in NY, and they’ve been dating for more than a year now. In the same interview in People Magazine, O’Donnell said that “She lives in Boston now, and I live here in New York. It’s been a long-distance thing. It’s been great. I think she’s a wonderful woman.” O’Donnell has five children, Parker, 23, Blake, 18, Vivienne, 15, Chelsea, 21, and Dakota, 5.

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Congratulations to Rosie O’Donnell (56) and girlfriend Elizabeth Rooney (33). In the middle of October 2018, O’Donnell publicly announced her engagement in an interview with People magazine, and we all got to have a closer look at her fiancee...