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Superhero Casting Decisions That OUTRAGED Fans

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13. Zazie Beetz

While the run-of-the-mill outrage is understandable, occasionally the racist portion of the fandom likes to pop its head out of the 1800s to leave its opinions on people of color being cast as superheroes. When Zazie Beetz was cast as Neena Thurman/Domino for Deadpool 2, the ugly side of the comic book community slithered out of the cracks to spew its vitriol.

Truth be told, the fury was stupid because Domino’s skin color has never had any impact on her personality. Also, you have to admit that Beetz’s new physical interpretation of the character looks pretty great – rather than just looking cool, it’s representative of people who battle with vitiligo as well.

While it’s too early to tell if Beetz will knock the performance out of the park, it’s fair to say that making a judgment based purely on someone’s skin color is simply unacceptable.

12. Jesse Eisenberg

Has anyone let Jesse Eisenberg in on the joke that he was actually playing Lex Luthor and not the Riddler in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice yet? All kidding aside, this was one casting decision that sent the internet into a catatonic state, and with good reason too.

After the likes of Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey had portrayed Luthor in films before him, it was a bummer to hear that Superman’s greatest foe was going to be played by Jesse “I swear I’m not Michael Cera” Eisenberg.

It isn’t that Eisenberg is a bad actor — but he was set to fail right from the start here. Not only does he lack the persuasive qualities that he’s a genius-level, ruthless businessman (no, his Zuckerberg was wimpy and not ruthless), but he’s also missing the charisma to play the other side of Luthor: the charming manipulator. Everyone in Batman V Superman found him annoying, and that’s not what Luthor is about.

11. Zendaya

When Zendaya was cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, there were a few eyerolls and mutters of “Disney helping their own,” but nothing more outrageous than that. Then, the rumor dropped that she might be starring as Mary Jane Watson, aka the future Mrs. Peter Parker, and that’s where the “fun” started as the outrage police rushed to their keyboards.

The reasons for the anger varied from Zendaya not having red hair, the race swapping of the character, and the ridiculous notion that it’s uncool to like former Disney stars. The dust settled, however, when it was revealed that she would be portraying a character named Michelle, i.e. not Mary Jane.

Yet, director Jon Watts had the last laugh as Zendaya was casually referred to as “MJ” at the end of the movie. Whether it was just an elaborate troll or it means she’s definitely Peter’s future beau, we’ll have to wait and see.

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Chief Of Staff Confirms That Trump Is Under Investigation By Mueller (VIDEO)



Chief Of Staff Confirms That Trump Is Under Investigation By Mueller


Ever since the investigation into the 2016 election began, President Trump has steadfastly maintained that he isn’t personally under investigation.

Shortly after Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed earlier this year, Trump said former FBI Director James Comey had assured him he wasn’t part of the counterintelligence investigation being conducted by the FBI. And while that may be true in regard to counterintelligence, Comey didn’t offer any assurances that Trump wasn’t under criminal investigation.

And on Monday, just hours after indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates were unsealed in Washington, the president was on Twitter trying to distract from the growing scandal:

And yet, when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly appeared on The Ingraham Angle Monday evening, he clearly suggested that his boss is indeed being investigated, telling the host:

“It’s very distracting to the president, as it would be to any citizen, to be investigated, while at the same time trying to carry the weight of what it means to be president of the United States on his shoulders.”

If that’s not confirmation, what exactly is?

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As for Kelly’s whining that it’s an added “weight” on Trump to know he’s under the microscope while trying to do his job, all I can say is BOO FREAKING HOO! If he can’t handle the pressure, maybe he needs to step aside and let a legitimately elected person run the country. Someone like Hillary Clinton, who got nearly 3 million more votes than the Orange Menace.

Also, Trump made a choice to associate with unsavory characters like Manafort and Gates. He appointed Michael Flynn to one of the highest positions in the administration despite the fact that he was on the take from both the Russian and Turkish governments. You know the old saying: You are the company you keep.

So here’s a bit of advice for Trump and Kelly: No one wants to hear your pathetic whining. And we don’t believe any of your lies.

Here’s Kelly on Fox News:


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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

Jamie Florence



Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’



Harvey Weinstein was apologetic and contrite during the Board of Directors meeting Tuesday when he resigned under pressure from the Board … sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ.

We’re told there was no screaming, no yelling, no anger. Harvey Weinstein told the Board, “I have a real problem,” and then apologized for the “trouble and confusion” he caused TWC.

We’re told Weinstein, who was on speaker phone from Arizona, told the Board he needed to build a new life and move on.

Our sources say everyone sounded conciliatory … partly because the handwriting was on the wall.  The Board made it clear Weinstein had a legal obligation to resign from the Board after it ratified his firing from TWC. He did just that.

Harvey, we’re told, was “peaceful” during the meeting and Bob was subdued.

We’re told the sense of the Board is that Harvey Weinstein will not force his firing to arbitration or court.

Our sources say both Harvey and Bob Weinstein have an overriding interest in making sure Colony Capital succeeds in restructuring the company — money. The each have roughly 21% equity interest in TWC, and if the company fails, they walk away with nothing.

As one source put it, “Harvey and Bob have a huge stake in making sure Colony Capital can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million



Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million


As much as Donald Trump loves to brag about how rich he is, turns out he’s a lot less wealthy than he was a year ago.

Forbes magazine has just released their annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans has some very bad news for the Donald: His net worth has fallen drastically by $600 million, meaning he’s only worth an estimated $3.1 billion. That drops him 92 spots on the Top 400 list, from #146 to #248.


What led to the sudden drop in Trump’s worth? Forbes notes:

“A tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign.”

Ironically, America’s richest people are richer than they were in 2016, but not Trump.

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For the 24th year in a row, Bill Gates tops the list, with an estimated net worth of $89 billion. Here’s the rest of the top 10:

  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, $67 billion
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $65.5 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $55.5 billion
  • Larry Ellison, Oracle, $49.3 billion
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, $45 billion
  • Charles Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • David Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • Larry Page, Google, $48.5 billion
  • Sergey Brin, Google, $37.5 billion

And Trump fared even worse on the Bloomberg’s worldwide billionaires list, which rates his worth at $2.86 billion. That doesn’t even qualify him to be named as one of the 500 richest people in the world.

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Expect a Trump Twitter meltdown before the end of business Tuesday.

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