Kylie Jenner Slammed For Posing In Wheelchair In Latest Photo Shoot

Kylie Jenner looks like a retro sex doll in her latest cover shoot for Interview magazine, but that’s not what people are talking about. 

Nor is it her latex pants with booty cutouts that has people angrily retweeting her photos. Rather, it’s the gilded wheelchair that she posed in for two of photographer Steven Klein’s shots. 

The 18-year-old old is taking heat on social media from users who consider the able-bodied reality star posing in the wheelchair to be offensive. 


The ire Jenner has drawn isn’t limited to social media, as disability advocates are speaking out. 

“It’s deeply disturbing,” Emily Smith Beitiks, associate director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability in San Francisco, told CNN. ”People with disabilities are already seen as powerless, and this just reinforces that.”


Jenner has yet to publicly address the growing controversy, but it’s not the first time the Snapchat queen has been criticized over a photo shoot. In April, the reality star was accused of wearing blackface in what was meant to be a futuristic looking shoot, and in July, teen actress Amandla Stenberg called Jenner out for cultural appropriation after she posted a photo of herself wearing cornrows on Instagram. 


Request for comment made to Interview magazine and Jenner’s rep has yet to be returned at this time. 


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I Knew Gene Kelly. Donald Trump Is No Gene Kelly

In the Washington Post blog “PostPartisan,” Jonathan Capehart describes Donald Trump as “the Big Apple billionaire” who “gleefully dances through the nativist, racist, misogynistic slop as if he were Gene Kelly in ‘Singing [sic] in the Rain.”

Donald Trump’s toxic comments about immigrants and women are completely counter to the spirit of my late husband Gene Kelly and his brilliantly-conceived and executed dance numbers. A true Renaissance man, Gene grasped the complexities of our cultural heritage. He spoke multiple languages, had a firm understanding of history, literature, economics (his major in college), politics and of our fundamental human rights.

A child of the Depression, Gene grew up in a lower middle class neighborhood in Pittsburgh that he described as “polyglot,” with surnames ranging from Goldvarg, Lefkowitz, Litschge, Magidson, Madden, Edmonson, Tillery, Quinn, Klein, and Snee. His own father emigrated from Canada, his grandfather from Ireland. His grandmother’s family, according to lore, joined Charles Carroll of Carrollton in the more Catholic-tolerant colony of Maryland. His mother was a progressive advocate for women’s rights, who, despite WWI fears of all things German, believed in early education and sent her young children to “kindergarten.”

An Irish Catholic, Gene felt the sting of prejudice for his religion as the Klan burned crosses on the hillsides to protest Al Smith’s campaign in 1928 and fraternities excluded him from membership. Rebuffed in high school and college because of his economic status, he saw himself as an “outcast,” a feeling that governed his actions — including his choreography and unique style of dance — his entire life. Knowing what it was like to be at the bottom of the heap, he repeatedly stood against discrimination, and always rooted for the underdog and those less fortunate than he.

Not only would Gene be appalled by Trump’s deplorable words and actions, he would be stricken that such depravity could be tolerated — and, sadly, even celebrated — in a race for President of the United States.

Mr. Capehart is spot on in his assessment of Trump’s destructive “deviancy” and, surely, he intended Gene no slight. I only wish he had found a more suitable simile for Mr. Trump and his “slop” than to link him with one of the brightest and most decent artists of the 20th century; a man of great integrity who devoted his life to creating a particularly American art form that now, more than 60 years later, continues to bring joy around the world.

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After Paris, the Show Must Go on. Broadway at White House Kristen Chenoweth, Gloria Estefan, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber


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There is a very important saying in theater: “The show must go on.” It is the inevitability of this fact that First Lady Michelle Obama and the White House were faced with, when Paris was mercilessly attacked on November 13th, three days before a pre-planned event Broadway at the White House, that welcomed students from high school performing art programs across the country for workshops and musical performance by some of the most well known stars of Broadway and beyond.

The event, itself designed to inspire, motivate, and share with the students the history of Broadway, and the craft of theater. The importance of the event happening just a few days after such a brutal and unprovoked attack on innocent civilians was not lost on Michelle Obama who, on two separate occasions, delivered moving tributes and, at the end of the day, a moment of silence in memory of the attacks.

Herald de Paris recorded these and you can see the clip and the First Lady’s moving remarks where she stressed that, “As my husband said on Friday, this was an attack not just on France, our dear friend and oldest ally, but on all of humanity and our shared values. So as we mourn, we must continue to shine a light on the strength of those shared values and hopes. That’s what events like this are about, about inspiring our next generation. It’s about sharing America’s proud cultural legacy with people from all walks of life across this country. I think Lorraine Hansberry, the first African-American woman to write a Broadway show, put it best when she spoke to a group of young artists and told them, simply, “This nation needs your gifts.”


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Adam Sandler Adds Jared Fogle To His Updated ‘Chanukah Song’

Adam Sandler has updated his beloved ”Chanukah Song” for the fourth time — to include lyrics on the disgraced former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Drake, Harry Potter, Seth Rogan and more. 

Sandler sang “The Chanukah Song Part 4” at the “Judd Apatow and Friends” Carnegie Hall performance Nov. 14 and recorded a YouTube version at San Diego’s Civic Theatre. He originally recorded the song in 1994, but made updates to it in 1999 and 2002

Put on your yarmulke, it’s time for “The Chanukah Song Part 4!” 

And if you’d like to sing along, here are the updated lyrics by way of Vulture: 

Put on your yarmulke, here comes Chanukah
So much fun-ukah to celebrate Chanukah

Chanukkah is the Festival of Lights,
Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.

When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree,
Here’s the fourth list of people who are Jewish, just like Jesus, Olaf, Punky Brewster, Scott Rudin, and me!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt enjoys eating kugel
So does Stan Lee, Jake Gyllenhaal, and the two guys who founded Google
Adam Levine wears a Jewish star
So does Drake and Seth Rogen
Goldberg has a gold yarmulke to match the belt he won from Hulk Hogan

We got Scarlett Johansson, talk about a Kosher crush
And if you need a higher voice to turn you on, how about Geddy Lee from Rush?

We may not have a cartoon with a reindeer that can talk
But we also don’t have polio, thanks to Dr. Jonas Salk (smart Jew!)

Put on your yarmulke, it’s time for Chanukah
Harry Potter and his magic wand-ukah, celebrate Chanukah

Jared from Subway: God dammit, a Jew
But guess who’s Jewish and can fix him? “Loveline”’s Dr. Drew (get on it doc!)

Princess Leia cuts the challah with Queen Elsa from ”Frozen”
David Beckham is the king of soccer studs and also a quarter chosen

Ron Jeremy is fully Jewish and so is his foot-long buddy
Shia LaBeouf is half a Jew but 100 percent nutty

It’s cool that Santa Claus who makes Christmas so merry
But we get two jolly fat guys: ice cream’s Ben & Jerry (both Jewish!)

From New York to Iran-ukah, get up and celebrate Chanukah
Don’t mess with us, oh Chanukah, let’s all get along for Chanukah
So drink your Jaegerbomb-ukah and smoke your medical-chron-ukah
If you really, really wan-ukah, have a happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy Chanukah. 

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29 ‘Toy Story’ Secrets That Will Toy With Your Head

Ever since its release in November 1995, “Toy Story” has remained a family classic and one of Pixar’s most successful creations. In honor of the iconic movie’s 20-year anniversary, here are some fun facts and fan theories that will be sure to blow your mind.

1. The director of “Toy Story,” John Lasseter, based Woody and Buzz off childhood toys of his own.

2. Buzz Lightyear was originally named Lunar Larry. Something about Buzz Lightyear just sounds better.

3. The name Buzz actually came from Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, and Lightyear references the distance that a beam of light travels in a year.

4. ”Toy Story” was the highest grossing movie of 1995, earning more than $360 million world-wide and beating out “Batman Forever” and “Apollo 13.”

5. Bill Crystal was originally asked to voice Buzz Lightyear, but he turned it down. Tim Allen memorably filled the part. Crystal has since admitted that was the worst mistake of his career. This partly explains why, when he was offered to voice Mike Wazowski for “Monster’s Inc.,” he accepted immediately.

6. Andy’s father’s absence is never explained in any of the “Toy Story” movies. There are no photographs of him in the house, though there are several of Andy, his sister Molly and their mother.

One fan theory posited by Jess Nevins, and later by Jon Negroni in The Huffington Post, suggests that Andy’s father abandoned the family. Nevins explains that if the father died, there would likely be photographs of him around the house. If the parents got divorced and Andy’s mother won custody, it’s unlikely that his every trace would be so deliberately removed from Andy’s life.

This led Nevins to draw the conclusion of paternal abandonment. It would also explain why the family is moving to a smaller home, perhaps facing financial distress after having the father leave them, and why Andy’s mom is not wearing a wedding ring. 

7. Nevins also proposes the possibility of Sid and Andy being related as a result of a scandalous affair between Andy’s father and Sid’s mother. This goes along with the premise that Andy’s father might have abandoned his family.

8. ”Toy Story” was the first fully computer-generated full-length feature film. Each frame took anywhere from four to 13 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the shot.

9. The green and purple colors of Buzz Lightyear’s spacesuit are John Lasseter and his wife’s favorite colors, respectively.

10. This was  the very first computer-animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay.

11. Interestingly enough, it’s also the only Pixar film to include full opening credits.

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12. It says “Julie Mcbarfle has cooties” on Sid’s backpack. This is a reference to camera manager Julie McDonald, who requested to have her name snuck into the film. 

13. Reddit shrewdly noticed that whenever a character’s eyes blink in the movie, they never blink simultaneously but rather one at a time.

14. Who could forget the toy soldiers and their military strut? Well, rumor has it that the animators perfected their walk by gluing sneakers to plywood and attempting to walk with the sticky soles.


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15. The drawing of Woody featured on the wall by Andy’s bed is actually an early sketch of Woody.

16. Earlier drafts of the script included a Barbie doll who played Woody’s love interest. Mattel, the company that owns Barbie, did not want their product in the movie because they thought the production would be a failure. 

17. The address that the Pizza Planet delivery boy asks for — West Cutting Boulevard — was in fact the street where Pixar Animation used to be located. They have since relocated.

18. Sid Philips, otherwise known as the terrifying child who takes joy is destroying toys, was inspired by a former Pixar employee who often disassembled toys for bizarre experiments and creations.

19. An earlier version of the film portrayed Woody as a sarcastic jerk who was rude and insulting to the other toys. Walt Disney halted production of the film while a new script was written to make Woody a more likable, charismatic character.

20. Every car in the movie has a license plate dating back to November ’95, the date the movie was released.

21. There’s a fan theory that says Andy’s mom is Emily, the young girl who originally owned Jessie.

You may notice that Andy’s cowboy hat and Jessie’s toy hat are identical. In a clip of Emily’s childhood bedroom, that very same hat that Andy wears is seen on her bed, right next to the doll. 

22. Though, to be fair, Pete Docter was pretty vague when addressing the theory that Emily and Andy’s mom are the same. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the writer behind “Toy Story” explained:

“You know, John Lasseter was the director on that, and we talked for hours about backstory — and we have our own kind of backstory that’s a little different than that.”


23. As if Sid wasn’t already creepy enough, the carpet at his house has the same pattern as the carpet in “The Shining.” How spooky is that??

24. The character of Andy is actually named after Andries “Andy” Van Dam, a professor and a computer science and animation pioneer from Brown University. Van Dam taught several of the “Toy Story” creators.

25. You can hear “The Lion King” song “Hakuna Matata” playing in the car when Molly is looking at Woody and Buzz on the road. Talk about an Easter egg!

26. Eric von Detten voiced Sid. Yeah, the same hot guy from “Princess Diaries” who played Mandy Moore’s douchey boyfriend. PLOT. TWIST. 

27. A bunch of the books in Andy’s room are titled after short animated films that Pixar created, like “Tin Toy” and “Knick Knack.”

28. The painted clouds on Andy’s wall, shown when the movers move his boxes out of the room, create a quick silhouette of Mickey Mouse.

29. Your childhood is a lie: Oftentimes, Tom Hanks’ brother, Jim, voiced Woody. Not Tom himself.

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BONUS:Toy Story 4“ is scheduled to hit the big screen in 2018. Its plot? John Lasseter revealed that the next Woody and Buzz adventure will center entirely around their search for the one toy that was given away, Bo Peep.

We can’t wait!


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