*Uh oh. This is definitely not a good look for Amblin Partners and Universal Pictures. The two gargantuan studios have teamed up for the highly anticipated movie, ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ scheduled for a January 27 release, but with claims of animal abuse, the opening weekend may start off badly.
According to a report by TMZ, based on a video they received, one of five German Shepherds used as animal actors in the film is seen ?being forced into a pool of water. The terrified animal is said to be clawing at the edge of a pool as people off camera laugh and comment, ?You just got to throw him in,? as a trainer tries to force the animal into rushing water.
TMZ reports that the scene was shot for the movie in Winnipeg, Canada, in November 2015.
The dog does eventually get in the water, but goes under almost immediately. An off camera person begins yelling ?Cut it!? as crew members race toward the animal.
*La dee dah. Imagine you’re just walking along, looking up and all around you, being thankful. And then you stop in your tracks just as a massive-sized alligator crosses your path, “Oh excuse me, I’m just going over here” he seems to say as he strolls on by. This was a moment in the life of a woman visiting?Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland, Florida. She described the video she took of a 12-foot, possibly 800 pound alligator who strolled across the path she was walking on “very exciting.”
Yes she was?is the answer to the question I know crossed your mind just now.
*A New York woman hired to be nanny to a 2-year-old boy has been arrested and?charged with assault, endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon after a Nanny-cam caught her using a hot curling iron to punish the child.
At first 21-year-old?Nosipho Nxumalo told a judge she was not guilty after?the child, Alexander Persaud, told his mom that the woman burned him.
But then the boy’s mother, Angela Persaud, checked the Nanny cam they had placed in the child’s bedroom.
Nxumalo was arrested.
In the WGN-TV video below you could see the child flinching as the nanny burned his feet and hands.
?She pulled out the curling iron several times. She heated it up,? Persaud told the station. ?You see her showing him that it?s going to be hot, and, ?I?m going to use it on you.? You see her yelling at him. You see her grab him a few times.? Continue reading →
*Ah, the dreaded job interview. Nail biting time for some folks, while others, like me (blame it on a background in theatre) see it as just another audition and welcome the challenge.
Nerves can play you like a fiddle. They can make you do the damndest things. I’ve seen people laugh uncontrollably when they’re nervous, shut down completely, and have anxiety attacks so severe that sound reasoning becomes impossible.
But what you will see coming up takes?the entire cake. They are some of the STRANGEST things that people have done in job interviews. Recognize any of ’em? I don’t know you personally so if you?see yourself?it was quite by accident. No offense. The interviewer?didn’t contact me about you.Continue reading →
Maybe “it” is the nerve to be exactly who you are in the face of people who will say all kinds of things about you while you’re doing it. ?Or maybe “it” is simply the ability to rock mascara et al with the best of the ladies. ?I’ve not seen a guy flaunt full-on makeup — without changing gender expression, which is different than gender identity — so well since Boy George of Culture Club fame. ??
Just looking around this coffee shop where I’m parked this morning, Gutierrez is putting everyone up in here — male and female — to absolute shame. ?Continue reading →
*Just in case you think you might be seeing things as you look at the photo above. You kind of are. You are seeing a crocodile named ‘Poncho’ kissing a man named Chito Shedden, a fisherman who saw him injured and alone, and rounded up a group of brave friends to lift the croc and take him to safety.
The reptile reportedly lay dying on a river bank in Siquirres, Costa Rica when the fisherman spotted him. Snedden, a tour guide by trade, kind of fancies himself as an amateur naturalist and as such has learned a few things.
Obviously, how to wrangle in a crocodile without being eaten alive is one! Continue reading →
*Instead of just eating, paying and getting the phuck out, one 20-something white couple decided to write a despicable note on the receipt of the waitress they say had just provided “Great service” to them.
The note on the stained receipt read, “great service don’t tip black people.”
Now I know racism is still alive and well in these United States of America, but why do I feel like vomiting every time I see it in black and white?
Of course waitress Kelly Carter was stunned, and her boss at Anita’s New Mexico Style Cafe in Ashburn, Virginia, Tommy Tellez Sr., embarrassed.
He told WJLA: ?I?m appalled. This is so disheartening.? He says Carter is such a loyal employee and beloved by the customers.
?She has a following,? Tellez said. ?Her philosophy for customer service is way beyond the norm, and we?re really happy to have her.?
According to what Carter told WJLA, the couple acted like anyone else. They gave no indication whatsoever that they were racists. She said the woman even complimented the food.Continue reading →