Open Post: Hosted By The Grandma And Her Accidental Thanksgiving Guest Who Are Spending Their 7th Turkey Day Together
While Thanksgiving is sold as the day when we should be thankful for everything and everyone in our lives, many people struggle with complicated familial relationships this time of year. Most of us don’t get to choose our families, but it seems like Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton have done just that. A few years ago, they went viral when Wanda inadvertently texted a Thanksgiving dinner invitation to Jamal that was meant for her grandson. Jamal asked if he could come to dinner anyway, and Wanda didn’t hesitate to welcome him to her table; today will mark the seventh Thanksgiving they’ve spent together.
Finally, a mensch. A mensch among mens. Yes, in THIS economy! Michael Sheen has been doing some karmic housekeeping of late and has decided to become a “not for profit” actor in order to be able to fund various charitable causes in his home country of Wales. Maybe he saw all the work his ex Kate Becksindale has been doing with wayward youth and didn’t want to be outshone. According to BBC, Michael sold two houses, one in LA and one in Wales, in order to fund the 2019 Homeless World Cup after its funding fell through at the last minute. After that he looked around and was like, wait, I’m still not broke? Let me do this some more!
Beavis and Butthead’s crackhead Uncle Kid Rock has pulled a Tyler Perry and paid off all of the layaways at his local Nashville Walmart. I don’t know why I’m getting skinny Cousin Eddie emptying out his “shitter” into Clark Griswold’s storm water drain vibes from this story, but hey, it’s all in the spirit of Christmas.
Nicki Minaj got a little attention on social media this weekend, and for the first time in a long time, it wasn’t for scratching at a foe. It was actually for a really good reason. If karma is real, then Nicki Minaj just maxed out her monthly limit like Tori Spelling with a new AmEx card.
Taylor Swift just managed to dispel my long-held belief that all her fans are 13-year-old girls. Sure, most of them are. But apparently there’s a 96-year-old pepaw out there who shakes his replacement hips to Shake It Off. And today he’s making all the other senior Swifty fans at Shady Pines jealous.
Christian Bale continued to spread his niceness around the other day when he called up Zach Guillot, an 8-year-old boy with leukemia, and spoke to him for 8 minutes about Batman and other stuff. Zach’s family recorded the conversation and put it on his Facebook page. You’ll be even more impressed with this when I tell you that during this call, Christian Bale put a PA in a headlock, drop kicked a light, wrote a 9-page “we’re fucking done professionally” letter to the Director of Cinematography on his current movie, growled at his mom, told his sister to eat a bowl of dicks in sign language and then served his sister an actual bowl of dicks. Is there anything Christian Bale can’t do?