Been gone a little while and quite a few things have happened since our last Rant. Hope you all have enjoyed this holiday season so far and have been caught up on your Christmas shopping. Let’s see what we’ve missed.
Legendary actress and director Penny Marshall died yesterday due to complications of diabetes at the age of 75. Marshall is best known for her work on Laverne and Shirley and tremendous directing outings. Marshall laid the groundbreaking work for others to come in the industry and it was no small feat, especially being the brother of Hollywood legend Gary Marshall. Marshall became the first woman to ever direct a motion picture to surpass the $100 million mark with big screen hit Big, starring Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia.
Marshall also became just the second woman ever to have her picture nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards for the film Awakening starring Robin Williams and Robert Dinero. How can we forget A League of Their Own with Tom Hanks, Gena Davis, Rosie Odonnell, and Madonna again grossing over $100 million?
Marshall was remembered by the ‘Simpsons’ staff who have been there since day one:
So long to Penny Marshall, our first guest star. The Babysitter Bandit in Some Enchanted Evening (7G01). Great comedic actor and director. RIP
Somehow one part founder of the Rolling Stones Keith Richards turned 75 years old yesterday, I’m not sure how but he did. Keep on trucking Keith.
Well, it seems as if Fornite is gonna be having a little more than 14 days of hell coming soon since their being sued by everyone. Epic Games who owns Fortnite better get ready because the list is just getting started it appears, so far the biggest star is “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribiero who is suing them for using the Carlton and other dance moves on the game. The company has lot credited the star or compensated him either for the moves. Rapper 2 Milly is suing the game for using his “Milly Rock” dance, as is the kid who invented “The Floss.”
King of R&B?
“I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m the king of R&B right now.” Singer Jacquees’ latest declaration has fans laughing and its forcing discussion over who is this generation’s King of R&B.
This creep deserves prison but anyways former model Christina Engelhardt says she secretly dated Woody Allen at 16 and it continued for 8 years. During this time Allen was with Mia Farrow. Engelhardt said, “It made me realize that I was part of a pattern.” Allen’s secret teen lover was also a former assistant to financier Jeffrey Epstein who is a known pedophile.
According to the New York Times, Internal Facebook records show that the company gave Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix and other tech giants far more intrusive access to your personal data than it ever disclosed. Facebook monetized users with private information. Facebook should not be trusted until heads roll. Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, the records show and gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read Facebook users’ private messages. Amazon and Facebook reportedly had a secret data-sharing agreement, and it explains so much. The fix is in ladies and gentleman.
Nevada will become the first state to have a majority female Legislature.
For the first time, an object in our solar system has been found more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun. It’s probably a dwarf planet that takes more than 1,000 years to orbit the sun. And it’s called “Farout.” We are not alone 😉.
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has announced that the Trump Foundation will dissolve. The foundation agreed to dissolve under the supervision of a judge. The NY AG will supervise the dispersal of the foundation’s remaining assets to charities.
Justice Department is issuing its final rule today that bans bump stocks, according to DOJ official, who tells reporters there are 10s of thousands in the US. “People who possess them will be required to destroy them, or they may turn them into ATF [within] 90 days.”
The new rule will be published by the end of this week and will take effect 90 days after that point.
Individuals who have bump stock devices have 90 days to either turn them in to authorities or destroy them. After that point, it will be illegal to own them.
The Trump administration will withdraw all of the approximately 2,000 American troops in Syria, according to a U.S. official which is excellent news for much of his base and families across the United States because during the campaign Trump had a big undertone of interventionism and isolationism. But he’s already getting pushback from the Pentagon and Senator Graham.
The NFL has revealed the rosters for the 2019 Pro Bowl. Here is a look at the rosters for the AFC and the NFC: