Minnie Mouse And Hello Kitty Throw Down In Times Square

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(PCM) It is not everyday that you witness two beloved children’s characters, Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty, involved in a knock down brawl in the middle of Times Square in NYC.  That is just what happened recently, when two women who were portraying these lovable characters got into a violent altercation over tips that ended with them both under arrest.

The women who play the characters were identified as 34-year-old Sandra Mocha and 40-year-old Giovanna Melendez. Both women were broken apart, handcuffed and charged at the scene with assault.

Many children and tourists love posing with these cartoon characters while visiting Times Square, although there has been some recent controversy over the practice as many of these “characters” demand payment after the photo has already been snapped.

Despite the controversy they are still a major attraction to young children, however many children were left traumatized seeing Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty duke it out and even more horrified when both characters ripped their fake heads off further escalating the altercation.

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Baltimore Orioles Play The First Major League Baseball Game Without Any Fans

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(PCM) The Baltimore Orioles made history yesterday with their 8-2 win over the White Sox with the game being what is believed to be the first Major League Baseball game played in an empty stadium without fans in attendance.

The public was not allowed to attend the game out of caution due to the civil unrest that has taken place in the city of Baltimore over the last few days. It was a truly surreal experience for those that viewed the game on TV, but even more surreal for the players themselves out on the field.

Many of the players were having fun with by pretending to sign autographs and throw foul balls up to the imaginary fans in the seats. Small groups of fans did gather outside the stadium near the left field gate to catch a glimpse of the game, while others crowded on to hotel balconies across the streets to see some of the action. Their hoots and hollers could be heard over the walls and through the locked gates of the stadium.

The only individuals who were allowed in Camden Yards for the game were the players themselves and some select members of the media. That did not stop many of the usual baseball traditions from taking place however! The National Anthem was still played at the beginning of the game and the individual players walk-up to bat music was still blasted over the speakers. However, the quietness surrounding the game itself was definitely quite creepy and without a doubt surreal.

 

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Political Dancer Fights The Baltimore Violence

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(PCM) Many people are beginning to refer to 23-year old Dimitri Reeves as the first “political dancer”, as he has taken to the streets of Baltimore amidst all the riots and violence to bring about a message of peace using the power of music.

Reeves has been showcasing the powerful message behind the hit Michael Jackson song “Beat It”, but blasting it on a speaker and dancing in front of both police and protesters/rioters.

There have been several viral videos pop up online that showcase Reeves dancing away to the song and in away distracting those around him from the violence. In fact, Reeves was even caught busting his moves out on top vehicles and right in the middle of the street.

It seems that choosing “Beat It” as his song of choice was due to the message portrayed in the video for the song where singer Michael Jackson breaks up a fight for the use of unnecessary violence. Reeves says that his message is “Just think. It’s that simple.”

 

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Mom’s Reaction To Seeing Her Son Partaking In The Baltimore Riots Goes Viral

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(PCM) People everywhere are praising a mother who took action after seeing her son on television throwing rocks at the police. She immediately headed out, located her son in the crowd and confronted him about his behavior.

The entire ordeal, which soon turned physical, was captured on video and has since gone viral. The woman, who remains unidentified, can be seen grabbing her son, yelling “Are you kidding me?” and smacking him in the face.

Fifteen police officers were injured Monday night when rioters threw bricks, rocks and other objects in their direction. According to ABC News, 75 to 100 school age children were involved in the violence and parents in the Baltimore area are urged to bring their children home.

A State Of Emergency has been declared in Balitmore and a citywide curfew that begins at 10pm and last until 5am is still currently in effect. Sources say the 1opm curfew will last for at least a week, but could be extended if necessary.

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Sarah Silverman Sorry For Fudging Wage Gap PSA

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(PCM) A company by the name of Levo League released a video PSA that featured comedienne Sarah Silverman talking candidly about the wage gap issues between men and women. In the video she shared a story about a time that she was paid less than a man for the same job and went as far as to name drop the club that was allegedly involved.

The owner of the comedy club mentioned was infuriated by the PSA and is disputing the story that Silverman told in the video. Silverman has now issued a public apology claiming that she regrets her mischaracterization of the situation.

The story Silverman told was about showing up to perform at set at the New York Comedy Club along with fellow comedian Todd Barry. She claims that her and Barry performed for the same exact amount of time at the same show, however Barry was paid $60 for the night and she was only paid $10. She went on to reveal that when she went the office of club owner Al Martin to question the difference in pay and he responded with “Oh, did you want a $60 spot?” Silverman said it was not the point that she needed $60, but it was more symbolic than anything else.

After the video PSA aired, club owner Al Martin posted on his clubs Facebook page that Silverman had only shown up at the club that night as a guest spot and was unannounced, unlike Barry who was actually booked ahead of time to perform that evening. Martin says that a guest spot does not require the same payment as someone who is booked, and the fact that he even gave her money at all was more than most clubs would do for an unannounced guest. He claims that Silverman must have “forgot that little fact”.

In her statement, Silverman says, “All I can say is I remember that story exactly how I said it. I know that Todd called the club earlier in the day to let them know I was in town if they wanted me to do a set. They put me up for a 15 min spot just after Todd’s 15 min spot. I didn’t expect to get paid, that’s not why I was there, but when I got off stage Al, the sweet club owner, paid me 10 bucks and I signed the payment sheet. I was like, oh, nice. I inferred from that that this was a paid spot not a guest spot. Either way I would have been fine. Then when Todd pointed out that he received 60 dollars for the same spot I went back inside and asked Al why Todd got sixty dollars and I got ten. That’s when he certainly could have said “Because it was a guest spot, Sarah. I was just being super nice and gave you ten dollars for cab money.” But instead, (and I will always remember this exactly how he said it because it was unbelievably hilarious) he said, “Oh- did you want a $60 spot?”

She goes on to say that she should not have mentioned Martin or the New York Comedy Club by name in the PSA and should have just shared a “faceless nameless anecdote” and that her story hardly reflects any true indication of wage gap issues. She added, “To Al, I truly am sorry to bring you into this as you employ women and pay them the same as the men I’m sure. To the maniacs who want to use this as a chit against women’s issues, I ask that you please don’t. Because that would be super sh*tty. Feel free to aim your vitriol at me but leave this issue of working women out of it, K?”

Since Silverman’s apology Martin has posted on Facebook again commending her for taking the step to apologize and that he “fully accepts” her apology. He says that she is welcome perform anytime at his Broadway Comedy Club, booked in advance or not!

You can watch Silverman’s full PSA below, which still remains on the Levo League YouTube channel, despite the controversy.

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Alyssa Milano Feuds With Heathrow Airport Over Breast Milk

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(PCM) Actress Alyssa Milano is not very happy with London’s Heathrow airport after 10 ounces of her breast milk was confiscated by airport security. She expressed her displeasure with the situation via Twitter saying “@HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay!”

To make matters worse it appears that the airport did more than just confiscate the breast milk, they threw it away. Any breast-feeding mother can certainly sympathize with Milano’s plight and many have joined in Milano’s feud on Twitter as well, even coining the hash tag #DontTossLiquidGold.

Milano wanted to know why her shampoo was okay to pass through security but breast milk was not saying that if she had known that it was going to be a problem she would have split the milk into two separate containers.

Heathrow was very quick to respond to Milano’s tweet saying “Hi Alyssa. Unfortunately, without a baby present, the government requires all liquid carry-ons to follow the 100ml rule.”

It seems that Milano may have actually had the baby with her because she then responded with “I was told I would be fine if the baby was with me. Plus, it was less than 5 ounces per container. Why is my shampoo okay?”

Heathrow then responded again saying “Sorry for the confusion caused. To confirm, if you aren’t traveling with your baby, milk is subject to 100ml/(3.4oz) 1/2.”

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