From 1978-1991, America’s most celebrated Television villain was J.R. Ewing from the evening-soap opera, Dallas. Dallas was known for it’s lust filled story lines and the incredible opulence of it’s oil baron, J.R. played by Larry Hagman. Dallas was awe-inspiring television. It’s legend has been so enduring that a revival of the show was made by TNT. The noted actor responsible for bringing J.R. to life, has passed away. The star died Friday, after complications from his battle with throat cancer. The actor had survived a bout with Liver Cancer and cirrhosis of his liver, after decades of drinking. Despite numerous other roles, Hagman will eternally be known for the Cowboy Hat wearing, bad boy who cheated on his wife with reckless abandon and usually got the better of his business compeition.
Month: November 2012
SWIM SUITE LEGEND DIES: Fashion MournsNews
If you have ever dawned a sleek and sexy bathing suite at the beach or at the side of a pool, then your life has been influenced by fashion legend, Leah Gottlieb. The Israeli designer was the heroin that injected glamour into once mundane and modest bathing suites. She designed over 300 suites that were coveted by royalty, celebrities and fashion aficionados alike. Gottex Swim-suites (Gottlieb Textiles for short) were sold in Saks, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdales. Stores from Paris to Dallas carried her creations. At the age of 94, Mrs. Gottlieb passed away, as we all wish we could, leaving the world much more beautiful then she found it!
CORY BOOKER TO LIVE ON FOODSTAMPSNews
After a philosophical Twitter-bate ensued between America’s Most Famous Mayor, Cory Booker and a self described “Army wife”, Cory Booker announced he would be living on FoodStamps, after ThanksGiving. A Twitter follower of Mayor Booker accused him of wanting to redistribute wealth, when he suggested that it was important to make sure that children received proper nourishment at school. @MWadeNC disagreed with the mayor and argued that it isn’t the government’s responsibility to nourish children. She then added that the children should already be properly nourished with the help of food-stamps. The Mayor then suggested that the two live on foodstamps-presumably to challenge her notions of the provisions supplied by food stamps. While the Mayor seems to be enthusiastic about the exercise, the details of the “army wife’s” participation have yet to be finalized. If she participates in the Foodstamp Fast, She may learn about the insufficiency of the food stamp system.
BIRDMAN GIVES-For ThanksGivingNews
Birdman and Slim stopped by the A.L. Davis Park Charity, delivering Turkey’s and large packages of additional side items for a New Orleans Community in Need. Birdman is well known for his bling but Worthy Magazine is Thankful for his giving! This holiday in particular is extremely stressful for hardworking families that cannot afford the expensive customary dishes that are requisite for an appropriate celebration of ThanksGiving. The Turkeys, and Tea that Birdman just delivered will make their Holiday much brighter!
IS LIFE OF PI The Movie of The Year?News
Life of Pi, is essentially the story of a young boy, ship wrecked and then forced to share a small boat at sea with a wild Bengal Tiger-named Richard Parker. The journey he embarks on is as spiritual as it is physical. The film is based on the best selling book of the same title, written by Yann Martel. The movie is a rarity, for a host of reasons. The first is that it showcases the talent of a young, Indian lead named, Suraj Sharma. The first time motion picture star has never starred in film (or anything else) but may just carry the life of Pi to a Best Picture award. The Life of Pi is garnering universal praise as one of the year’s most gorgeous films. One look at the movie’s trailer and it becomes obvious that The Life of Pi is very different from most films. In a film landscape littered with trite rehashings Pi offers movie-goers a tale of uncommon quality. While the films stunning visuals are sure to captivate, Pi is garnering praise as a character driven epic, which sets it apart in a “Hollywood” that often eschews character development. According to the L.A. Times:
“While we witness much on screen, the film rests on what Pi is feeling — his doubts, his fears, his faith. That we feel so keenly what Pi feels is a credit to Sharma in his first, and hopefully not his last time on screen, his eyes as endless as that night sky.”
The Times calls the film, “A Masterpiece”. The ReporterHerald.com says, of Pi, “You Have To see It To Believe It”. They begin their review saying ” Oh the 3-D wonders to behold in Ang Lee’s staggeringly gorgeous “Life of Pi”. “It sets a New Standard In 3D”.
Will Life of Pi win the Best Picture Award? Check out the trailer and then GO SEE THE MOVIE!
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Give Thanks, Then Shop!News
Are you willing to go shopping on ThanksGiving? The nation’s biggest retailers are confident that consumers cannot wait to begin their Christmas shopping. Some companies like Walmart and Target have come under fire for forcing their employees to work on the vaunted holiday. They are offering customers incredible bargains as incentives to encourage spending. Best Buy and Target seem to be leading the way with the deepest discounts. Best Buy is offering a 40 Inch Television, for $179 from an original price of $348.91. Popular video game titles are similarly slashed in prices. Target has knocked over $100 off of the price of it’s XBox Kinect bundle, bringing the cost down to $199. The discounts are even offered by clothing retailers. Old Navy is offering all of its adult jeans for $15. Gap has cut the prices on some inventory by 60%. Shoppers that are looking for deals on items ranging from power tools at Lowes to Nook e-readers from Barnes and Noble ($39.99) are available to shoppers willing to abandon their dinner tables and head to the stores.
Is She The New Secretary of State?News
Susan Rice is currently the nation’s top diplomat to the United Nations. The President’s re-election however, has now paved the way for Susan Rice to become Secretary of State-the post currently occupied by Hillary Clinton. Susan Rice, would follow in the foot steps of Dr. Condi Rice who served under the Bush Administration.
Rice served as a foreign policy aide for Michael Dukakis. She also served in the CLinton Administration in a variety of capacities. The former Stanford Grad is also well known for her athletic prowess, The former point guard acquired the nick name “Spo” and challenges the President’s all boys-basketball culture in the white-house.
The nomination for Rice is not certain. Many in the GOP are invested in preventing her rise. Rice recently became the face of the administration’s confused message over the recent assassination of a U.S. Ambassador in Bengazi. Many in the GOP are determined to ensure that Rice never becomes the Secretary of State. While Rice is the administration’s first choice for SOS, Senator John Kerry, is also competing for the position. He has coveted the post publicly for numerous years. The President would prefer Rice, and in an effort to placate Kerry-a loyal ally and influential figure in the party, the administration recently floated the possibility of Senator Kerry becoming Secretary of Defense.
SHOULD YOU BOYCOTT PAPA JOHNSFeatured
Tonight at Worthy Headquarters, the entire team dined in on Papa Johns Pizza. “Papa” has a delicious new meatball and pepperoni special for $11 that our team simply couldn’t refuse. Unfortunately, this may be our last Papa John’s Pizza for a while. The Papa, it seems is a Big Mitt Romney supporter and a big opponent of the President’s healthcare proposal. Papa John claims that the measure will dramatically increase his costs and he threatens that he may have to cut hours for his employees or lay them off entirely. He charges that local chains may have to penalize their employees to keep pace with the monstrous costs incurred from compliance with Obamacare. Ofcourse these dire claims stand in contrast with the companies recent profit statements. The Company has seen it’s profits increase significantly since 2008, when the President took office. According to the companies own statements, the Obama economy has been pretty good to the “Papa”.
“We had an outstanding second quarter as our system continued its strong sales momentum with significant comparable sales increases for our North American and International operations,” said Papa John’s founder, chairman, and chief executive officer, John Schnatter.
Second quarter 2012 revenues were $318.6 million, an 8.5% increase from second quarter 2011 revenues of $293.5 million. Second quarter 2012 net income was $14.8 million compared to second quarter 2011 net income of $12.1 million
The Question remains for our newsroom and perhaps, your home, should we continue buying Papa Johns Pizza. Papa John is making a blatantly political argument. He is utilizing, selective and questionable data and logic to make his case. He is injecting politics into our Food. He has a right to his opinion but should we continue supporting someone who threatens, unnecessarily to cut his workers hours and wages-when his company is awash in profits. Obamacare doesn’t even take effect for another year and yet, the founder of Papa Johns is making threats against his own workers, on the basis of ideology and not fact. We must decide if his, is an agenda we feel comfortable supporting! Ofcourse we also must consider that everyone has a right to his or her own opinion. We should be cautious about penalizing people or businesses for expressing opinions we disagree with. Do we really want to add to the polarization consuming America’s political discourse by refusing to patronize anyone that fails to vote for our chosen political faction? This is up to readers to decide. We will simply add that the Meatball and Pepperoni Pizza is absolutely, fantastic!
TERRANCE J AND HIS NEW GIGNews
The New Co-Host of E-News with Juliana is, Terrance Jenkins. The former 106 and Park host has found a host of opportunities after his BET departure. Starring roles in Steve Harvey’s Think Like A Man have accompanied guest cameos on a variety of TV shows. His new role as the Co-Host of E News is his most significant achievement, affirming that the on air talent has firmly inserted himself into the mainstream. E News can be seen, on the E Channel (check local times and listings)
The Right’s New Obama Conspiracy TheoryFeatured
America’s right wing has been reeling after a devastating loss in the General Election. The re-election of President Obama has prompted significant introspection from many in the conservative intelligencia. They are signaling evolution on issues ranging from Immigration to Tax hikes on the wealthy. Unfortunately, the right hasn’t lost it’s appetite for conspiracy theories. The latest conspiracy theory concerns disgraced General David Patraeus, whom recent revelations have shown was engaged in a long extra-marital affair. The General submitted his resignation after an FBI Probe into the affair was initiated after hostile and harassing emails were exchanged between the Patraeus mistress and a perceived rival for the General’s affection. The right wing, has found the timing of the announcement questionable. Glenn Beck has charged that ” Petraeus Was Set Up”. The general, after-all was set to testify about the incidents in Bengazi which resulted in the death of a U.S. Ambassador. The right, has held that the real story behind Bengazi has been hidden as well. They argue that, “perhaps” Petraeus was going to expose the truth behind Bengazi and as a result, he was set up—-with a gorgeous mistress, 20 yrs his junior.