Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) Movie To Feature First Openly Gay & Autistic Superheroes!

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The movement for inclusion and representation of all types of people continues to make waves and break new ground. This time around the frontier moves beyond the superhero/action adventure genre in the upcoming Power Rangers movie.

Yep, one of the Power Rangers will become cinema’s first openly gay superhero, and another will be on the autism spectrum!

The news broke earlier today, much to the surprise of fans and moviegoers everywhere. “Trini Kwan,” the Yellow Ranger,  portrayed by Becky G., will apparently be a lesbian in the film, but a fledgling one, meaning she is just coming to realize and accept her sexual orientation. Meanwhile, “Billy Cranston,” the Blue Ranger, played by RJ Cyler is on the autism spectrum. This definitely falls in line with the film’s motif of the Rangers being outcasts and different in high school.

via The Hollywood Reporter

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Power Rangers is breaking down a barrier no superhero movie has before. The Lionsgate reboot of the ’90s children’s TV show is the first big-budget superhero movie to feature an LGBT protagonist.

During Power Rangers‘ second act, there’s a scene in which the titular heroes learn that the Yellow Ranger, Trini (Becky G), is coming to terms with her sexual orientation, with one character assuming she’s having “boyfriend problems,” and soon realizing that perhaps she’s actually having “girlfriend problems.” It’s a small moment, but one director Dean Israelite calls “pivotal” for the entire film.

“For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Israelite tells The Hollywood Reporter. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, ‘That’s OK.’ The movie is saying, ‘That’s OK,’ and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe.”

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Emoji Queen No More! Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian) is DETHRONED!

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Kim Kardashian may be the reigning Queen of Reality Television thanks to the ever popular Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but that does not mean she is winning in every arena.

As you may know, Kim’s emojis, “Kimojis,” have been all the rave for over a year now with the reality star allegedly boasting the most popular celebrity emoji brand on the planet. Well new research and statistic are proving otherwise. The Emoji Queen has been officially dethroned!

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Apparently not only has Mrs. Kardashian-West been dethroned, there’s been a coup with a number of celebrities topping her in the emoji department. A survey was done and Kim is down on the list in that area of accolades. See below.

To definitively rank all the celebrity emoji apps out there, artsy emoji distribution and monetization platform MojiLaLa [www.mojilala.com] ran the 2017 Celebrimoji National Survey—a poll that asked 1,000 emoji users which celebrities’ emoji apps they would be most likely to use. Key findings include:

*** MOJILALA’S 2017 CELEBRIMOJI NATIONAL SURVEY ***
(survey of 1,000 Americans, conducted March 7, 2017)

>> FULL RANKING OF THE MOST POPULAR CELEBRITY EMOJI APPS

#1: Ellen Degeneres (Ellen Emoji Exploji) (44%)

#2: Charlie Sheen (Sheenoji) (21%)

#3: Ariana Grande (Ari) (16%)

#4: Wiz Khalifa (Wizmoji) (15%)

#5: Steph Curry (StephMoji) (15%)

#6: Kim Kardashian (Kimoji) (14%)

#7: The Game (12%)

#8: Justin Bieber (Justmoji) (11%)

#9: Fetty Wap (9%)

#10: Fabulous (Young EmOGis) (9%)

#11: Rick Ross (9%)

#12: Amber Rose (MuvaMoji) (7%)

#13: Blac Chyna (Chymoji) (6%)
>> RANKING OF THE TOP 5 CELEBRITY APPS AMERICANS WISH EXISTED
#1: Lady Gaga (29%)
#2: Taylor Swift (25%)
#3: Carrie Underwood (25%)
#4: Katy Perry (24%)
#5: Luke Bryan (24%)

>> AMERICANS ARE BIG FANS OF CELEBRITY EMOJI APPS
80% of emoji users are self-proclaimed fans of celebrity emoji apps. While 57% say they like celebrity emoji apps but don’t actually use them, 23% love them and actively use them. Only 20% of Americans “think celebrity emoji apps are stupid.”

>>  SOURCE: 2017 MojiLaLa Celebrimoji Survey
(www.mojilala.com)

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Even if Kim is no longer “Emoji royalty,” at the end of the day she is still THE Kardashian to be and see! We are sure she will drop another make up line or book of selfies to make up for this!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] Your “About Him” BAE is Back! A #HeyMikeyATL Exclusive w/ Brandon Karson (@mrbrandonkarson)!

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Brandon Karson

It is hard to believe it has been almost a year since About Him took the internet by storm. Since then the hit web series has experienced a few “growing pains,” but it has managed to stick around the for the fans that made it a runaway hit last summer. Even more exciting is Brandon Karson reprising his role of “Damien” in the series! However, just because Brandon is back that does not mean things are the same for Damien. Our boy has grown up and he is headed to his first year of college in Tyson Anthony’s About Him: Freshman Year!

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#FashionCrush-A$AP Rocky (@asvpxrocky)

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From the front rows of Paris’s top fashion shows, to the streets of London, one man, whose style consistently captivates my psyche, is the ever stylish and uber talented A$AP Rocky.

His allure is not only indicative of his witty lyrics but also by his cool “don’t-give-a-fuck “ attitude, when it comes to his knowledge of fashion and its many day players.  Those that don’t believe me should refer to his song Fashion Killa, in which he melodically lists the fashion designers his woman bathes herself in day after day.  Listening to the line “Her jeans is Helmut Lang, shoes is Alexander Wang And her shirt the newest Donna Karan wearin’ all the Cartier frames Jean Paul Gaultiers ‘ cause they match with her persona,” simply makes me melt with the notion that a rapper could be so unapologetically real about his love of fashion.  Those words left me pondering that perhaps there is rap that I could actually relate too.

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Not only has he embraced fashion, but the fashion world has also stood up and taken notice.  He became the first African American male ever to front a campaign for the historical, and ridiculously famous House of Dior.  Currently, he can also be seen putting his wonderfully handsome features to use in the world’s most notable fashion magazines, having graced the pages of American Vogue; as well as the covers of Dazed & Confused, I-D, and Jalouse.

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His personal style, in my opinion, is nothing short of brilliant, successfully mixing Parisian chic with his signature street flare (i.e. grills and gold chains) making it hard not to spot his influence among rappers and hard street thugs alike. Even yours truly looks to him for inspiration when I’m having trouble choosing an outfit for work.   One thing I can say about this elegant lyricist is that if his existence is a foreshadowing of men’s style for the future, I couldn’t think of a better person to emulate.

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[VIDEO] Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian) Pens Open Letter About Robbery!

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Kim Kardashian has decided to finally open up about the dreadful robbery experience that she experienced last year. On Sunday, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s’ aired the episode about the robbery. Before the episode aired, Kim wrote on social media:

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“Tonight’s episode is going to be very tough for me. However, I thought it was important to share this story through my eyes & not in an interview where my own words could be twisted. I have always shared so much & I’m not going to hold back when this was probably one of the most life changing experiences for me. I would never wish this experience upon anyone, but have learned some valuable lessons & feel so blessed to be safe home with my babies & husband. To my friends, family, and loved ones I can’t thank you enough for being there when I needed you the most. To the French police, thank you for your incredible hard work. *This was our last family photo taken in Paris.”
Kim Kardashian Pens Open Letter About Robbery

Kim Kardashian Pens Open Letter About Robbery

After the episode aired, Kim wrote the following on social media:

Back on October 2, 2016, while attending Paris Fashion Week, Kim was robbed at gunpoint in the apartment where she was staying. Five individuals, dressed as police officers, bound and gagged her, then stole $10 million worth of jewelry. The thieves got in her residence by threatening the concierge. Once they accessed Kim’s room, they held a gun to her head, tying her wrists and legs and wrapping duct tape around her mouth as a gag. Kim, who was placed in the bathtub, was physically unharmed and reportedly begged for her life. She managed to wriggle her hands free from the plastic ties around her wrists and scream for help. The thieves escaped. On October 6, 2016, it was revealed that filming for the next season of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ had been placed “on hold indefinitely” after the robbery.

The production resumed on October 26.

 

[VIDEO] Fox News Anchors Think Bow Wow (@smoss) & Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) Deserve To Die After Making Remarks About Trump

It’s no surprise that Trump being in office has ruffled a few feathers. Okay, let’s be honest… Trump being in office has made a lot of people down right angry! So far during Trump’s presidency, many people including celebrities have been vocal about their disgust with the job Trump has done so far.

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Last week things got heated with a Twitter beef between Donald Trump and West Coast Rapper Snoop Dogg. As if that wasn’t enough, rapper turned actor Bow Wow added his two cents into the mix. Just when you thought everything had died down and the situation was over…in jumps Fox News Anchors with their outrageous opinions.

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Prepare To Laugh! Obama-Era White House Comedy Movie On The Way!

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The subject matter they can turn into movies defies human logic. Then again when you have movies like Soul Plane, Snakes On A Plane, or Howard The Duck, then you know just about anything can have its moment in cinematic history.

Well now it looks like there is a new comedy on the horizon, a film based on the Obama-Era White House!

Yep, you read right, a comedy about President Barack Obama’s eight year stint in the White House is on its way!

via The Shade Room

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A former White House stenographer and Universal Pictures have joined forces to bring the people an Obama-era White House Comedy film! 

So, according to The Hollywood Reporter, From The Corner of the Oval is a two part deal! We hear Beck Dorey-Stein, the former stenographer, has pitched the idea of a book–also titled “The Corner of the Oval” which got picked up by Universal to turn into a film. 

Long story short, the storyline follows a waitress who ended up working in the White House. Short story long, the waitress, a woman, lives in Washington, D.C. and is at an “all-time career low;” but life couldn’t keep her down. Life takes a turn for her which landed her in the White House “navigating a series of misadventures in life and love.” There is not concrete air date for the movie–however we hear that the book will be published in 2018. 

I know you’re wondering: “how much will the film focus on the Obamas?!” I had the same thought! 

The Jasmine Brand reports that the movie will focus less on the fort family, and more on the White House and it’s staffer

We are not sure how to feel about this film, but right now we can all use some laughter and I’m sure there were some pretty crazy things that went down in The Oval Office during Obama’s time. Will you be watching? Comment below?

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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