December 19 Celebrity Birthdays

Criss-Angel1A list of celebrities who will celebrate their birthday on December 19th:
Magician, Criss Angel (1967)
Rapper, Murphy Lee (1982)
Actress, Alyssa Milano (1972)
Actress, Kristy Swanson (1969)
Actress, Jennifer Beals (1963)
Singer, Edith Piaf (1915, d.1963)
Actress, Jennifer Beals (1963)
Actor, Mike Lookinland (1960)
Actor, Jake Gyllenhaal (1980)
Singer/Songwriter, Maurice White (1941)
Actress, Cicely Tyson (1933)
Actor, Ralph Richardson (1902)
Model, Paulina Gretzky (1988)
Musician, Lady Sovereign (1985)
Actress, Marla Sololoff (1980)
Singer/Songwriter, Kevin Devine (1979)
Actress, Paola Turbay (1979)
Actress, Irina Voronina (1977)
Actress, Rosa Blasi (1972)
Actress, Amy Locane (1971)
Model, Tyson Beckford (1970)
Actor, Richard Hammond (1969)
Actor, Ken Marino (1968)
Actress, Jessica Steen (1965)
Actress, Beatrice Dalle (1964)
Actor, Til Schweiger (1963)
Director, John Gulager (1957)
Actor, Robert Urich (1946, d. 2002)
Actress, Elaine Joyce (1945)
Actor, Tim Reid (1944)
Actor, Rufus (1942)

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Adult Swim And 80sTees.com Offer Up Too Many Cooks T-Shirts!

Too-Many-Cooks1(PCM) Just in time for the tail end of your holiday shopping, Adult Swim has announced that they have paired up with 80sTees.com to launch t-shirts based on the viral video sensation “Too Many Cooks”.

Apparently we have been living under a rock for the past six weeks because this was the first time that we had heard about this 11-minute viral video which starts as parody of television sitcom opening credits before gradually morphing into a narrative driven by a machete-wielding killer. Seriously, where has this been all our lives!!

The video originally debuted on Adult Swim on October 28 in the network’s Infomercials series, and has since been viewed on the network’s YouTube channel more than 5 million times.

Starting now, fans of Too Many Cooks can choose between three exclusive t-shirt designs created by 80sTees, each retailing for $20.00 and available in adult sizes (S-3XL) at http://www.80stees.com/collections/too-many-cooks.

P.S. If you haven’t seen the “Too Many Cooks” video … watch it now … right now!

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Winners Revealed For The Inaugural People Magazine Awards

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(PCM) Hopefully you were able to catch the live telecast of the inaugural “People Magazine Awards” which aired last night on NBC. In case you missed it, we are pleased to bring you a complete list of this year’s award recipients.

The star-studded event special and snapshot of the year in pop culture was hosted by Nick Cannon live from the Ne

Presenters included Jeff Bridges, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Eric Dane, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, Diane Guerrero, Ryan Guzman, Sean Hayes, John Krasinski, Elisabeth Moss, Ryan Phillippe, Nicole Richie, Melissa Rivers and Roselyn Sanchez.

The first ever PEOPLEeople Magazine Award winners are:

Movie Performance of the Year – Actress
Jennifer Aniston

Breakout Star of the Year
Billy Eichner

Television Performance of the Year – Actor
Jon Hamm

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Comedy Star of the Year
Kevin Hart

Role Model
Kate Hudson

On Screen TV Couple of the Year
Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina,

Movie Performance of the Year – Actor
Michael Keaton

Model of the Year
Karlie Kloss

Television Performance of the Year – Actress
Lisa Kudrow

Triple Threat
Jennifer Lopez

Next Generation Star
Chloë Grace Moretz

Hero of the Year Award
Nora Sandigo

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Style Icon recipient
Gwen Stefani

People’s Sexiest Woman
Kate Upton

“The PEOPLE Magazine Awards” was produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Barry Adelman and Mark Shapiro from dick clark productions are Executive Producers, along with Carol Donovan and Michael Dempsey. “The People Magazine Awards” are sponsored by L’Oréal Paris and Kohl’s.

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A Complete List Of Reddit Initialisms, Acronyms And Terminology

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(PCM) If you are anything like us that you have probably found yourself with a healthy addiction to the self-title front page of the internet lovingly known as Reddit.

When weeding through the comments on one of our recent postings, we came upon an initialism/acronym that we didn’t recognize, as there are so very many nowadays. This got us thinking that perhaps there are others who are just as clueless when it comes to understanding a lot of Reddit speak which can be chock full of initialisms and acronyms that stand for a variety of different phrases.

We have put together a complete list of some of the more common ( and less common) Reddit/online initialisms/acronyms and terms that you may see floating around in your news feeds. Please feel free to comment and add any others that you feel that we may have missed.

AMA = Ask Me Anything
AMAA = Ask Me Almost Anything
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
Cake Day = A users anniversary of joining Reddit
CCW = Comment And Criticism Welcome
DEA = Does Anybody/Anyone Else
DIAF = Die In A Fire
Difficulty Level: X = A successful feat that holds unique challenges for its’ subject
Downvote = to dislike a post or comment
DM ; HS = Doesn’t Matter, Had Sex
ELI5 = Explain Like I’m Five
ENT = a big part of r/trees part of Reddit’s pot smoking community
FIFY = Fixed It For You
FSM = Flying Spaghetti Monster
FTFY = Fixed That For You
FWP = First World Problems
GGG = Reference to the Good Guy Greg or Good Girl Gina meme
GTFO = Get The F**k Out
HIFW = How I Feel When
HMB = Hold My Beer
I Have The Weirdest Boner Right Now = An inappropriate response to news that is not meant to be arousing
IAMA = I Am A
IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
IMO = In My Opinion
IRL = In Real Life
ITT = In This Thread
Karma = Absolute sum of upvotes or downvotes, consists of link and comment karma
karmawhore = person who is accused of posting just for karma points
Lurker  = user who frequently visits Reddit but does not contribute by posting
LSHMSFOAIDMT = Laugh So Hard My Sombrero Fall Off And I Drop My Taco
MFW = My Face When
MIC = More In Comment
NSFL = Not Safe For Life
NSFW = Not Safe For Work
OAG = Overly Attached Girlfriend meme
OC = Original Content
OP = Original Poster
Orangered = the term used the little red envelope that indicates a message
SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other
SRS= S**t Reddit Says
TIL = Today I Learned
TL;DR = Too Long, Didn’t Read
Troll = User who does something just to get a rise out of another
WIP = Work In Progress
Woosh = Previous commenter didn’t get the joke and it went over their head
X-Post = A link that has already been submitted to a different subreddit.
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
YSK = You Should Know
YTMND= You’re The Man Now Dog

 

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Sony Has Officially Pulled “The Interview”

The-Interview1(PCM) After weeks of controversy, including one of the largest and most damaging entertainment industry hacks, Sony has officially announced their decision to cancel the December 25th release of director Evan Goldberg’s comedy about an assassination plot against Kim Jong-un, The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

This comes on the heels of a threatening message from the hacker group, the Guardians of Peace. The threat promised 9/11 style attacks on theaters that screened The Interview on Christmas day, causing the majority of theaters chains to cancel scheduled screenings of the film.

Fox News confirmed that the FBI suggested on Thursday morning that North Korea has ties to the hacker group, confirming many people’s’ suspicion that the East Asian country is behind the terroristic threat issued on Tuesday.

The death scene of Kim Jong-un was recently leaked online and it’s not hard to understand why North Koreans are offended. The slow-motion scene depicts Kim Jong-un’s helicopter being struck by a missile while the dictator explodes to a stripped down version of Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

Sony released a statement announcing the cancellation of the now controversial film, which can be read below.

As is being widely reported in the press, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) experienced a significant system disruption on Monday, November 24, 2014. SPE has determined that the cause of the disruption was a brazen cyber attack. After identifying the disruption, SPE took prompt action to contain the cyber attack, engaged recognized security consultants and contacted law enforcement.

SPE learned on December 1, 2014, that the security of certain personally identifiable information about its current and former employees, and their dependents, that participated in SPE health plans and other benefits, and certain production employees potentially may have been compromised. Although SPE is in the process of investigating the scope of the cyber attack, SPE believes that the following types of personally identifiable information that such individuals provided to SPE potentially may have been obtained by unauthorized individuals: (i) name, (ii) address, (iii) social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, and/or other government identifier, (iv) bank account information, (v) credit card information for corporate travel and expense, (vi) username and passwords, (vii) compensation and (viii) other employment related information. In addition, unauthorized individuals may have obtained (ix) HIPAA protected health information, such as name, social security number, claims appeals information submitted to SPE (including diagnosis), date of birth, home address, and member ID number to the extent that the potentially impacted individuals participated in SPE health plans, and (x) health/medical information provided to SPE outside of SPE health plans.

Also on December 1, 2014, SPE began the process of notifying employees that it would be providing identity theft protection services to them and to their dependents. SPE has continued to reach out to potentially impacted individuals with notification about this situation, to offer identity protection services and to provide them with information about how to protect themselves from identity theft and other potential loss. SPE is encouraging potentially impacted employees and former employees to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information, as neither SPE nor anyone acting on its behalf would contact them in any way, including by email, asking for credit card number, social security number/government identifier or other personally identifiable information. Individuals asked for this information can be confident SPE is not the entity asking. To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, SPE encourages potentially impacted employees and former employees to remain vigilant, review account statements, monitor credit reports to the extent available, change passwords and to enroll promptly in the identity theft protection services made available to them by SPE.

The purpose of this press release is to take further steps to make sure that potentially impacted individuals receive this information.

Potentially affected individuals can review the full text of individual notifications and/or obtain information about AllClear ID identity protection services that may be available to them at sonypictures.com or by calling the SPE Information and Support Hotline. The U.S. toll free number is: (866) 361-8961; the international number is: +1 (262) 222-0434.

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GWAR Eternal Tour Beautifully Paid Homage To Lost Leader Oderus Urungus

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(PCM) Many were curious just how GWAR and the scumdogs of the universe would survive after the loss of their leader Oderus Urungus but I can say that his spirit was very much alive and well during the GWAR Eternal Tour as it slayed its’ way across the nation.

After being sucked through a hole in the space/time continuum Lord Blothar has now found himself thrust on stage fronting the almighty GWAR and he certainly managed to pull it off without a hitch. Well, maybe that is not entirely true … he did have to deal with his sister from a distant future the sexy breast-blood spewing Vulvatron.

The tour overall focused on GWAR’s search for their lost leader Oderus and they payed homage to his spirit beautifully. The show was both highly entertaining and the perfect way to allow fans to both celebrate and mourn the death of Oderus, who in his own right was a true rock n’ roll pioneer.

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The production for this tour was phenomenal and it was an utterly fantastic idea to have the first song of the evening performed by Oderus himself through the magic mirror aka. a video screen on-stage. I am not going to lie that I actually shed tears during the song while watching one of the slaves (GWAR’s on-stage hands/prop guys) looking devastated the clawing at the screen which contained an image of their beloved leader.

Musically speaking everyone in GWAR has truly stepped up their game and their finale cover of the Pet Shop Boy’s “West End Girls” was fantastic. I definitely enjoyed GWAR’s version a whole lot more than the original.

I am sure that GWAR will have plenty more in-store for 2015 as the band will be celebrating their 30th anniversary!  It is sure to be a bloody good time!

Photography by: Megan C. Brooks

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