Karen Pence responds to Pete Buttigieg’s criticism of her husband: ‘They’ve always had a great relationship’

(CNN)South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s recent rise in the 2020 presidential race has featured a steady stream of attacks against Vice President Mike Pence, the former Indiana governor who had a working relationship with the mayor during his time as the head of the state. Karen Pence responded to that on Tuesday. “I’m just like, ‘Pete, did you not like that,’ because that’s what the vice president said about him,” she said. “So what’s the problem with that?” Buttigieg appeared to respond to the comments from Pence’s orbit on Tuesday, tweeting, “People will often be polite to you in person, while advancing policies that harm you and your family. You will be polite to them in turn, but you …

MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup Super Bowl ad

New York (CNN Business)The maker of Miller Lite and Coors Light doesn’t see the funny side of Bud Light’s corn syrup Super Bowl ads. MillerCoors said in Thursday’s lawsuit that Anheuser-Busch “plotted an extensive and pervasive advertising scheme designed to frighten consumers into switching away from Miller Lite and Coors Light to Bud Light.” It accused Anheuser-Busch of using corn syrup as a fermentation aid in drinks such as Stella Artois Cidre and Bud Ice. MillerCoors said it never uses high fructose corn syrup, which it says is different from corn syrup. But it alleged that Anheuser-Busch uses high fructose corn syrup in some of its drinks such as Rita’s Berry-A-Rita. The American Heart Association recommends that people limit the …

Don’t worry, Lorraine Kelly isn’t being fake

“She may not like the guest she interviews, she may not like the food she eats, she may not like the film she viewed – but that is where the performance lies,” Judge Dean said in the ruling. So has Lorraine Kelly, a gold-standard national treasure, been fooling us all? Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Andrew H Walker’s series of portraits explored the idea of the multiple personas of celebrities like Elisabeth Moss “Lorraine’s value to ITV lies in the image that she’s created and her emotional appeal with audiences, and that brand value can easily be taken to other channels,” says Jeetendr Sehdev, celebrity branding expert and author of The Kim Kardashian Principle. “I think viewers are aware that …

‘Saturday Night Live’ accused of plagiarizing two raunchy sketches

CATHOLIC CHURCH DEMANDS APOLOGY FOR PETE DAVIDSON JOKES FROM ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ “Imagine, one day you come home and it looks like somebody’s robbed your house,” Hoffman told Variety. “What do you want from that situation? We feel like somebody took our stuff, and this isn’t the kind of thing where you can just get it back or call your insurance company to have it replaced, so at this point we’re just speaking out about it.” An NBC spokesperson declined to comment. A “Saturday Night Live” source noted that “The Pumpkin Patch” and the other “SNL” sketch in question, “Pound Puppy,” were penned by different writers, but did not identify who wrote either sketch. DONALD TRUMP SLAMS ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ ON …

Why Democrats hate the Electoral College and Republicans love it

(CNN)Funny thing. Democrats, who keep losing elections where they get more votes, want to get rid of the Electoral College and Republicans, who keep winning elections where they get less votes, want to keep it. “Well, my view is that every vote matters,” Warren said. “And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting. And that means get rid of the Electoral College and everybody counts.” Plus, 11 states and the District of Columbia have joined something called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, whereby states would simply agree to pledge their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner. Colorado became the 12th state to join that effort last week and Delaware and …

Man pleads guilty to throwing water balloons at pro-Trump crowd: ‘I did what I had to do’

Authorities say Truax threw the balloons into a crowd gathered outside the Van Andel Arena on March 28 as Trump addressed supporters inside. No one was hurt. TRUMP SUPPORTER ACCOSTED JOURNALIST AT EL PASO RALLY IN ‘INCREDIBLY VIOLENT ATTACK’: REPORT “Even though in this gentleman’s mind it might seem as if it was harmless, it certainly can get someone injured,’’ Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Cathy Williams told WZZM-TV. “And we’re not going to allow that to happen.’’ “Even though in this gentleman’s mind it might seem as if it was harmless, it certainly can get someone injured. And we’re not going to allow that to happen.’” — Sgt. Cathy Williams, Grand Rapids Police After spotting Williams on television, Truax tweeted video of …

After Decades In The Business, Mary Kay Place Is Finally A Leading Lady

Diane,” now open in limited release and available on video on demand. Still, that makes it no less surprising to realize that “Diane” is Place’s first lead role in a theatrically released film. Better late than never. She’s incredible as a New England mother struggling to figure out what her senior years should look life. Diane’s facade masks inner turmoil stemming from her drug-addicted son (Jake Lacy), mistakes from her past and the near-crippling passage of time that eventually engulfs us all. How does it make you feel that this is your first lead role in a movie? IFC Films Mary Kay Place in “Diane.” I had several people send me scripts that had lead roles in them, but when …

‘Reading bedtime stories helped me survive prison’

Lewis Hardy was struggling in prison, feeling isolated from his young family and increasingly “cold”. Then he was shown a way of doing something that many parents take for granted – reading to his children – and everything began to change. Lewis Hardy had just been released from prison and was getting a taxi home to see his two sons for the first time in nine months, when he got the call he dreaded. “What are you up to?” a familiar voice enquired. “I’m just in a taxi to see my boys.” “Don’t worry about that,” said his old friend. “See them tomorrow. Come to the pub with us lot.” Image copyright Lewis Hardy Image caption Lewis reading in 2019 …

Man reads of own death in taxman’s letter

On 18 December he received a letter informing him he had died and his estate would need to be settled with HMRC. He called the department the same day, and his state pension was reactivated within four days. However, two weeks later, he noticed his NHS pension had not been paid into his bank account. Related Topics Department for Work and Pensions Pensions Par HM Revenue & Customs NHS Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

TPG executive Bill McGlashan placed on leave after he’s charged in college admissions scheme

New York (CNN Business)William McGlashan, an executive at private equity firm TPG who leads its social impact investing efforts, has been placed on indefinite leave after he was charged in a nationwide scheme to get students into elite colleges. TPG told CNN Business in a statement that because of the “charges of personal misconduct” against McGlashan, he’s been placed on indefinite administrative leave, effective immediately. In December 2017, McGlashan allegedly paid $50,000 to the charitable arm of the college prep group with the understanding that the company would correct his son’s answers on the ACT. His son ultimately received a score of 34 out of a possible 36, the complaint said. McGlashan, whose conversations were recorded by wiretap, is also …

Betsy DeVos Painful and Awkward Ignoring Of Reporter Sets Anderson Cooper Off

Anderson Cooper poked fun Thursday at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her “epic non-response” to a reporter asking her questions about her proposal to cut money for the Special Olympics. not-strictly-true) claim that he’d protected federal money for the organization, CNN’s Ryan Nobles had grilled DeVos as she waited for an elevator. “That was something,” he added. “Let’s keep that on hold for later use and just bring it up every now and then.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘Us’ scares up screams and applause at SXSW premiere

(CNN)Jordan Peele is up to his old tricks. “Us” tells the story of family, led by Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, who are terrorized by their shadowy doubles. The film garnered cheers and strong reviews on social media from those in the theater. “It should surprise no one that US is a very satisfying (and anxiety-inducing) follow up to GET OUT,” Eric Kohn, IndieWire’s chief critic tweeted. “What’s more fascinating: that a high-concept FUNNY GAMES/Hitchcock/Cronenberg/Bradbury mashup could feel so fresh at the same time.” Without giving away too many of the film’s spooky secrets, it explores topical themes of division. “We are at a time where we fear ‘the other,’” Peele said during a Q&A session after the screening. “I …

Ex-principal: Rights were violated when losing job over gift

CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A former Michigan school principal says his rights were violated when he was forced out of his job for giving a gift that he said was based on an inside joke to a woman who was leaving for another job. But the superintendent alleges the security guard who was given the wooden penis by John Stanton felt sexually harassed. Stanton filed a federal lawsuit in January against Superintendent Leonard Woodside, 18 months after he says he was forced to resign at Anchor Bay High School in St. Clair County. Stanton says the security guard who got the gift was not upset as officials had claimed. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was …

Adding Donald Trump To Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Makes It Even More Chilling

Funny Or Die released a parody trailer on Wednesday that imagined what it would look like if Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. Check out the trailer here: Compare it to the original promo here: And watch Funny Or Die’s similarly Trump-themed reworking of Peele’s 2017 film, “Get Out,” here: RELATED COVERAGE Joe Scarborough Sends Withering Warning To Trump's Defenders Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific