This dad had to figure out a way to spice up his big toast at his daughter’s wedding. He evidently was so committed to the idea of pulling the ole ‘I just dropped the wedding cake gag’ that he commissioned a fake cake to be made that he could “accidentally” drop in front of everyone.
Good news, muggles. The new trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has just released, and it gives a pretty in-depth look at the world of Newt Scamander. From the looks of the clip, it will definitely live up to the whole “fantastic beasts” thing.
It’s a officially Tebow Time, you guys. Former NFL quarterback and college football legend Tim Tebow played his first professional baseball game today, and on his very first pitch, hit a homerun, because he is Tim Tebow.
Disney has just announced that they are remaking their beloved film The Lion King with director Jon Favreau at the helm. Favreau recently remade The Jungle Book using a combination of live action and CGI, meaning the studio’s “new reimagining” could employ a similar style.
You are probably asking yourself, “Why create all new stories when you can just remake classics that are almost universally regarded as perfect?” Well, in its announcement Disney proudly boasted “The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau … earned $965.8 million worldwide” since its release in April. Discuss
This Sunday, Hillsong New York pastor Carl Lentz took to Facebook to explain why the church has embraced Black Lives Matter and addressing racial injustice. Specifically, he explained why they don’t use the phrase “All Lives Matter.” Lentz wrote:
"At THIS church, we are not saying 'all lives matter' right now because this is a logical assumption that most reasonable people agree with. All lives are not at risk right now. We ARE saying BLACK LIVES MATTER. Because, right now, black lives apparently are worth LESS on our streets. It's "our fight" not "their fight."
The church has become one of most the influential young congregations in the country, regularly engaging in conversations about race and social injustice. Last week, Lentz posted a black and white photo of the church’s leadership team on Instagram, explaining:
What's ironic about using a "black and white" filter on a photo, is that you can't really tell who's black, and whose white..ironic.. Last night we had a meeting w/ some faithful leaders in our church, who are mostly black, to begin what will be an ongoing discussion on progressive diversity.
We talked about things that were very frustrating/sad/uncomfortable and vulnerable.. Things like how it feels to be black in America right now. I also asked how it feels to be black, and a faithful part of @hillsongnyc ...all I can say, is that I'm glad to be a part of a church and community that is a work in progress and discontented w/ status culture quo.
I would encourage anybody who cares about people, to somehow find a way to hear voices of those that don't share your journey. It will impact you. And times are as urgent as they have ever been... What's cool to me?? I don't see this photo and think about color. I see this photo and I think about family.. #occupyallstreets also.. Shout out to Corey Robinson who declared "I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT BEING BLACK! EVERYTHING!" Haha i cannot relate, but you totally convinced me.
Yesterday afternoon, protesters gathered near a shopping center in suburban El Cajon near San Diego after 30-year-old officer Alfred Olango shot an unarmed black man for behaving 'erratically'. Police said the man raised an object in the shooting position, and they responded with deadly force under the assumption that he had a gun. No gun or weapon was found, and the victim died while being treated at a local hospital.
A Facebook live video from the scene featured a woman who identified herself as the victim's sister explaining that her brother was mentally ill and had been walking in and out of traffic when she called the police to help deescalate his behavior. She can later be heard yelling, “I called you to help me but you killed my brother. Why couldn’t you guys tase him? Why, why, why, why?”
A witness at the scene reported that the victim had his hands up when the police fired multiple rounds, a report that has been disputed by the El Cajon police. Police later said no weapon was found and they had tried to subdue him with a stun gun. The department involved is not equipped with body cameras so at this time, though they say they do have video of the encounter filmed on a cell phone by a witness, they have not released it. Police did however release a photo. El Cajon police promised full transparency in their investigation. Discuss