Beyonce and Jay-Z Release Joint Album, Nearly Destroy the Internet

Welp. This is one way to distract the public from an alleged affair with LeBron James. On Saturday afternoon, Beyonce and Jay-Z stunned the music universe by releasing a joint album as a rather significant complement to their ongoing “On the Run II Tour.” Titled “Everything Is Love,” the album was released exclusively Tidal and announced by Beyonce via Instagram. The announcement footage features the two artists at the Louvre museum in Paris, including shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa painting while donning pink and mint suits … as well as glimpses of dancers performing in skin-colored tights and crop tops. Two performers appear on the… Read More

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The 106th Alameda County Fair shows off its old and new Silicon Valley roots

PLEASANTON — For Ivy Loveall, fourth time was the charm to have a butterfly sit on her nose. Loveall stood nervously as a monarch butterfly idled just below her nose, making her look as if she suddenly grew an orange-yellow moustache. The six-year-old girl from Pleasanton merely nodded to questions, unable to open her mouth for fear she may scare the butterfly away. Nearby, Renita Peniagua, 45, had her hair and face coated in butterflies. “You can feel their legs all over but it’s still very light,” said Peniagua of Newark. “It’s a bit tickly.” Loveall and Peniagua were one of the dozen of children and adult inside the new… Read More

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Pete Davidson Confirms Ariana Grande Engagement, Shows Off Ring!

So, uh … this whole thing with Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson … It’s a roller coaster ride, and we are 100% here for it. Many, many people think that these two crazy kids are moving too fast, and obviously that’s true. Looking at their relationship timeline will likely make you a little nauseous. But you know how anytime you hear a story about a couple getting engaged fast, and someone pops in with “well, when you know, you know,” or “my grandparents were married twelve minutes after the first met” or something along those lines? Maybe Ariana and Pete just know, you know? Maybe one day, they will be… Read More

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Catherine Zeta-Jones: I’m Rich and Beautiful and I’M NOT SORRY!

What’s the first thing you think about when you think about Catherine Zeta-Jones? Honestly, and there’s no shade intended with this, it’s 2018 so you probably don’t really think about Catherine Zeta-Jones much these days. But if you do, you might think about how super, super gorgeous she’s always been, and how talented — remember Chicago? Or you might think about her marriage to Michael Douglas, maybe about that one time he sort of suggested that he got cancer from oral sex. But from this day forward, Catherine here might bring to mind some different kinds of thoughts. Because she just did a new interview, and it is straight up… Read More

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The Unveiling

Instead of a pebble to mark our grief or a coin to ease his passage you placed a speaker at the top of his head and suddenly a drumbeat came blasting out of the grass, startling the mourners on the far side of the cemetery, clanging the trees, scattering the swifts that had gathered around the stone like souls of the dead, souls that were now parting to make way for a noisy spirit rising out of the dirt. …read more Source:: The Atlantic – Culture       

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Bill Clinton’s Novel Isn’t a Thriller—It’s a Fantasy

There are, of course, more urgent symptoms of America’s civic decline than The President Is Missing, the new thriller co-authored by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. The book makes no claims to serious consideration, either literary or political; it is a standard-issue product, similar in plot and tone to a thousand other suspense stories in print and film. Instead of a ticking time-bomb for the hero to defuse, The President Is Missing offers a ticking computer virus, code-named Dark Ages, that threatens to wipe out the nation’s infrastructure. This is the work of a group of bad guys known as Sons of Jihad—who, despite their name, we are assured are… Read More

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Chris Hardwick: Ousted from Nerdist Amist Sexual Misconduct Charges

We hate to say it, but… Yep, him too. In the wake of horrifying accusations against Chris Hardwick, Nerdist Industries – the content company founded this television host and personality – has severed all ties with the comedian. The breaking news comes about one day after actress Chloe Dykstra accused an ex-boyfriend (who she did not name, yet who everyone assumed to be Hardwick) of abhorrent behavior during her time dating him. “Chris Hardwick had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the two years preceding the expiration of his contract in December 2017,” said the company via statement on Friday, adding: “He no longer has any affiliation with Legendary Digital… Read More

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir visits Vancouver for first time in 32 years

It’s been more than three decades since the Mormon Tabernacle Choir last visited Vancouver. The world-renowned, 360-member choral group has performed only twice in the city, most recently stopping by The Orpheum during Expo 86. But later this month, MoTab makes its long-awaited return. On June 30, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will once again perform at The Orpheum for a stop on its Classic Coast Tour. The tour takes its name both from the classical music on the setlist and the specially selected venues for this tour, all of which are along the coast. In addition to Vancouver, the tour will see the massive choir, with its 300 vocalists and… Read More

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Johnny Depp: Hiding Deadly Disease From Fans?

Last week, fans were shocked by photos of Johnny Depp looking gaunt and frail while on tour with his band in Europe. If you haven’t seen the image in question, just imagine what Johnny would look like if he had spent the past few months preparing for a live-action sequel to the Corpse Bride. Or, ya know … you can just see for yourself in the pic below: Look, Depp superfans are a real and terrifying bunch, and we know better than to needlessly provoke them, so before you scroll down to the comments to excoriate us for cracking jokes about a dying man, let us make one thing clear:… Read More

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Several employees at Dow Chemical in Antioch exposed to hazardous gas

ANTIOCH — Several employees at the Dow Chemical Co. plant in Antioch were exposed to a hazardous gas Friday morning, prompting several ambulances to respond, authorities said. The Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials team also responded. The incident was confirmed by Contra Costa Fire Protection District spokesman Steve Hill and the by the Contra Costa County Health Services Department. Hill said the response came around 10:30 a.m. Related Articles All San Jose pool visitors released from hospitals after toxic chemical incident All San Jose pool visitors released from hospitals after toxic chemical incident Rams must pay Reggie Bush for ‘concrete ring of death’ injury Trump adviser Kudlow released from hospital… Read More

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