Since my first post about the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s show in Manchester last night, there’s been many more updates and each is awful than the last and has made some of us temporarily think to ourselves that we should use whatever is left in our checking account to build an underground bunker where we’ll stay the rest of our days. But that’s not going to happen, because that’s what the terrorist want and also because my checking account is filled with nothing but moth balls, empty wine bottles and overdrawn slips.
Last night, Greater Manchester police said that 19 people died so far and around 50 were injured. They later said that 59 people suffered injuries and 22 lost their lives, including a girl who was only 8 years old.
The bomber died in the attack, and the police arrested a 23-year-old man who have been involved. ISIS has claimed the attack, but well, ISIS would claim the fart I let out 10 minutes ago if they could.
Ariana’s Dangerous Woman tour was supposed to play the O2 Arena in London on Thursday night and Friday night, but that’s probably not going to happen. Those concerts haven’t officially been postponed or canceled yet, but sources tell CNN that those shows aren’t going to happen and Ariana’s team has also postponed dates in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland. Another source told Entertainment Weekly that the tour isn’t canceled and they’re not really thinking about that right now.
“Right now, the focus is on the victims and grieving for them. We’re not focused on the tour.”
Sources told TMZ yesterday that Ariana can’t perform right now and is “in hysterics.” She tweeted these simple words last night:
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Zack Snyder was in charge of directing and co-writing Justice League, the upcoming all-the-superheroes follow-up to the not-so-great Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Principal photography has finished filming on Justice League, and it’s currently in post-production. However, Zack Snyder isn’t able to finish it and he told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his wife Deborah Snyder, who is a producer on the film, are leaving it to deal with the death of their daughter.
Last night Katy Perry appeared in The Late Late Show’s Carpool Karaoke segment with James Corden. Katy spent most of her time talking and not singing. The biggest talking point on Katy’s promo tour for her upcoming album Witness has been about her ongoing feud with Taylor Swift. Katy played coy with Jimmy Fallon about whether her latest song Swish Swish is about Taylor Swift, but with James Corden, she gave a detailed statement about her mean girl bully.
Heaven got its first James Bond today. Sir Roger Moore died in Switzerland at the age of 89. Sir Roger’s children issued a statement saying that he died after a short battle with that horrible piece of shit called cancer. He was surrounded by his family during his last days. They say he wanted a private funeral in Monaco and that’s what they’re going to give him.
Before Sir Roger became the third actor to play James Bond in the main movie series, he was in several TV shows and movies including The Last Time I Saw Paris, The Saint, Maverick, Ivanhoe and The Persuaders. After George Lazenby didn’t work out as Bond and Sir Sean Connery decided he was finally done with sipping martinis and humping on Bond Girls, Sir Roger made his debut as James Bond in 1973’s Live And Let Die. He played Bond in six more movies (many of which are arguably the best Bond movies) and is the longest-serving 007. Sir Roger handed Bond’s tux over to Timothy Dalton after 1985’s A View To A Kill.
Sir Roger took a short break from the screen acting game after Bond, but when he came back, he came back big. I’m sure he would tell you that the movie credit he’s most proud of is the role of “Chief” in the underrated classic Spice World! Surprisingly, Sir Roger Moore didn’t get his knighthood for his work in Spice World. He got it for his charity work. Sir Roger worked with UNICEF and became a goodwill ambassador in 1991. His children say in their statement that the work he did with UNICEF was his greatest achievement.
Rest in peace, Sir Roger Moore. The angels are definitely not ready for these sweet moves:
Pic: United Artists via Wenn.com
Today is World Turtle Day, and while Ramon Singer celebrates the day by having Turtle Time all day long (read: getting Pinot Grigio drunk, but what else is new?) and others celebrate by sending Mitch McConnell a gift basket of grasshoppers and wet lettuce, I’m honoring the day by paying tribute to the other turtle toys of the 1980s. As those attention whores in a half-shell named Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got all of the shine in the 1980s, the Turtle Tots were quietly sitting on toy shelves.
Ghost of the Doll says that Mattel started selling the Turtle Tots in 1988. They were turtle plush toys with eyebrows like a unicorn’s pube patch and they came in all of the pastel colors of the 80s rainbow. Because a pastel turtle toy wasn’t weird enough for the 80s, they were also babies and wore bonnets, diapers and had their own bottle. There were several of them and they had names like rich country-club going trust fund girls (Tootles, Torry, Trista, Tutu, etc…).
So, happy World Turtle Day to the Turtle Tots! They’ll always be the premiere turtle toys of the 1980s to me (no, they won’t, but don’t tell them that).
Pic: Ghost of the Doll
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