Selena Gomez is Fine

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Selena Gomez is feeling just fine; she underwent surgery to receive a kidney from her best friend Raisa, she’s a star from “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

According, to Selena Gomez, when she was being interviewed on the Ellen DeGeneres show back in 2015, she said: “It’s an autoimmune disease, which means it is the result of the immune system attacking normal tissue.”

What Is Lupus? The immune system is designed to attack foreign substances in the body. If you have lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, and it attacks healthy cells and tissues. This can damage many parts of the body such as the:  Joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain.

Raisa met Selena back in 2007 when they were a part of a group of Disney and ABC Family, and they started to visit the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

“I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life but changed mine in the process,” Raisa said. “This was part of our story, and we will share it soon, but what is important now is that this is not the only story.”

“There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” said Gomez. “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much, sis.”

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/entertainment/francia-raisa-selena-gomez/index.html 

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ritarubin/2017/09/15/selena-gomez-brings-attention-to-organ-donor-need-and-fact-that-lupus-is-more-common-in-young-women/#1e5a1be575ee

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Ms. Universe France Iris Mittenaere

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As you know Miss France Iris Mittenaere was crowned Miss Universe and Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier and Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar were the second and the runner-up.

There were 86 countries from across the globe competing for the crown for Ms. Universe, only one could win.  How many countries do we have?

Steve Harvey got the name right this time and he apologized to Miss Colombia live on air and she did not win. It was in Spanish, I did not understand what she talking about, but she looked hot.

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This time someone gave him glasses for he could READ the card properly, that was funny. There should put more comedy bits for Steve Harvey on the show next time if he hosted the show again. But again, it was interesting to watch. They have the gorgeous and stunning women. My mouth dropped!

I am glad they showed the other girls too.

Miss France Iris Mittenaere, 23 is pursuing her degree in Dental Surgery, she wowed the judges with her brains, beauty, and charisma during the competition. And she had a gorgeous smile.

And how do you say Hot in French?

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Best Movies of 2016

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Rouge One: Star Wars Story

It’s the best Star Wars movie, but it takes place between The Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.  Carrie fisher was 19 when she starred in George Lucas Star Wars.  The story was the rebel alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up an epic saga to follow. Carrie Fisher had just completed the next Star Wars movie now they have to reshoot and redo some scenes. It was her last film. Will they use digital CGI characters to complete it, like the one they use in Rouge One?

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Singing in the Rain (1952)

I know this movie did not come out in 2016, but it was my family favorite movie and especially mom’s favorite who passed away in February 2016. Now Debbie Reynolds passed away and so did her daughter Carrie Fisher. It’s sad to see mother and daughter gone too soon. Now there are happy together. This movie is incredible to watch, the singing and dancing, it just makes you happy and sing-a-long. I don’t know how many times I have seen it this week. It’s One of the best movies throughout the century of filmmaking. I bet my mom and Debbie Reynolds are having a good time.

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Captain America: Civil War

With many people fearing the actions of superheroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero’s actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. Two teams in a battle. Awesome!

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Dead Pool

Did you know Deadpool won for best comedy for Critics Choice Awards? And Ryan Reynolds too for Best Actor in a Comedy? Wow. The movie was that funny. The wise-cracking superhero.  The story was a fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge. And he sings Careless Whisper by George Michael, hilarious.

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The Jungle Book

Voice actors of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Garry Shandling (1949 – 2016), and other great voice actors. Bring this classic tale to life, with the only human actor on set Neel Sethi.

The director Jon Favreau and his visionary of using CGI animals to life, if he had to use real animals the actors would be dead. The visual effects were incredible and it should win an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

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The Edge of Seventeen

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).

Hailee Steinfeld is fantastic in this movie and a fantastic performer. She’s a nominated for Golden Globe for this movie if she wins and she could be the youngest to win the Oscars.  Go girl!

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Conjuring 2: Enfield Poltergeist

This movie was the scariest to watch, based on a true story of Enfield case by Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators, they have witnessed paranormal activity in 1977 and they have interviewed the devil. Scary. What was that noise behind you? If you watch the movie on DVD alone one night.  Your house can scare you and creep you out! Did you hear something? That’s scary!

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Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

It’s about time they put Wonder Woman with the guys. First Batman and Superman were fighting because Superman destroyed Wayne Enterprise building because of other supermen aliens wanted to take over the earth. But they bonded together, because of their mother was Martha, one was Kent and the other Wayne. Does Superman survive?

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La La land

This movie was fantastic! Who would have known that musicals are coming back to the screen? We did have High School Musical 3(2008)? And Hairspray (2007).

The music is melodic but never simplistic; the lyrics are intelligent and intelligible; the script is funny, touching without ever resorting to sentimentality; the two leads are not only skillful but full of a kind of charm that I honestly thought had disappeared entirely from American movies: but here we have Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone just oozing it. She’s hot!

“La La Land,” the most nominated film of the evening, took home eight awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (a tie) for Damien Chazelle, Best Cinematography for Linus Sandgren, Best Production Design for David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, Best Editing for Tom Cross, Best Song, and Best Score for Justin Hurwitz, for Critics Choice Awards earlier this month in December. 

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Finding Dory

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family.Ellen DeGeneres plays Dory, about a fish who has short Term memory loss and it’s hilarious. Who seek out to find her family in this undersea adventure.

Who Killed Jon Benet Ramsey?

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After a serious of hard and soft questions, Dr. Phill interview Burke Ramsey, Burke Ramsey is the brother of Jon Bennet Ramsey who died in December 1996. Speculations were around the family who was closed to her.

The Boulder Police spent countless of hours interviewing the whole family and every time they ask the family, they would get the same answered: They did not do it.

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Who would have killed Jon Bennet? She was six years old when she was murdered and the possibility answered who was in the house when it happened?

The killer would have dropped the ransom note on the stairs. Carry the girl who was knocked out by the stun gun.  Dropped her on the way down in the dark basement. She probably gained conscious. Then the killer would have then wrapped the cord around the neck to strangle her to death.  (that’s my theory, I am not the killer. I am just reporting the facts and put it in a logical way, the best I can. I should have a been a crime writer, but this will do.)

And left by using the backdoor of the basement. It was a snowy night, when the killer escaped, and the snow covered the foot prints.

How did the father know to look in the basement? He couldn’t find his daughter all over the house and decided to try the basement?

Patsy Ramsey found a two-and-a-half page ransom note demanding $118,000 on the stairs. Got nervous and don’t know what to do. So she went to Burke’s bed room to explained what happened to Burke’s sister. She was killed.

And why did they have lots of people in the house when it happened? Could one of them be the murder? It’s like the game of Clue. That’s the mystery!

Doing the Q and A with Dr. Phil, it looked Burke Ramsey did not know what was going on. He was 9 back then. Can he do it? Only a smart intelligent person would have killed her and have the strength to strangle her? Remember there were no prints. Was there someone else in the house besides them?  And stayed in the house till morning and got out when they had people in the house? (My crazy theories).

Now the FBI is trying to accuse Burke of killing his sister. In other words, they wanted a confession from him, by pressuring him to say something, that he killed his sister. Why put an innocent person in jail for the crime he did not commit? It is and still is an unsolved case over 20 years ago.  Only Jon Benet knows who killed her.

Jonathan Ke Quan (Short Round)

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Do you remember Short Round? From the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the little kid.  He was a child actor at the age of 12.

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The actor name is Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan. When filming the movie with Steven Spielberg, he shorten – that’s right – he shorten his name to Ke Huy, which was credited in the film.

His brother was the one actually auditioning for the role of Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). Jonathan just followed his brother along, but the casting people decided to pick him instead.

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Do you remember the scene in The Goonies (1985), where rocks are falling from the cave ceiling, he screams “Holy SH-I-T”, spelling the expletive rather than saying it? He did this because his mother made him promise not to use any bad language in the movie.

Anyway, he now goes by Jonathan, he is an American actor and he is stunt choreographer for the ethnic Chinese films.

He attended Mount Gleason Jr. High in Tujunga, California, and Alhambra High School in Alhambra, California. After high school, he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He later attended the University of Manchester, in the United Kingdom. He is fluent in Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Having studied Taekwondo under Philip Tan on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, he later trained under Tao-liang Tan. Jonathan is a huge Jackie Chan fan. He worked as a stunt choreographer for X-Men and The One as the assistant of renowned Hong Kong fight choreographer Corey Yuen.

Medals taste gooood

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Do you why Olympics athletes bite their medals? Not because it is made out of chocolate or get a chipped tooth – that will be a huge bill on their dentist bill, but they could pay it off with the earnings that they made with their medals they won. The athletes do get paid for their performances.

In 1912, the gold medals were solid gold, so gold was a soft metal and when you bite into it, it will leave a bite mark on the medal.  It was way for the athletes to know it was real gold and the dentist bill that came along with.

It was a tradition for a long time; most athletes do not know why they are biting their medals and the photographers ask them to take a picture biting their medals.

Melania Trump’s Speechwriter

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Melania-Trump kept saying that it was her own words when she made the speech a night ago, but apparently it was her speechwriter who wrote it.

Will she come back to the convention speak as Donald Trump does? He uses notes and bullet points when preparing a speech and occasionally he gives an impromptu speech, that’s when he goes a little crazy but he sticks to subject matter of what he’s going to say and throw out good one liners and zingers for that we can remember and vote for the guy? What? No!

Maybe Eric and Tiffany Trump would cover for their mother speech and write their own speech.  They should do like their father when he gives a speech to take notes and uses bullet point and focus what to say. What happens when the teleprompter goes, will the recite Abraham Lincoln speech? They should hire comedy writers to do their speech, not professional speechwriters in politic journalism. Comedy writers know how to write good jokes and poke fun at themselves in a good way and persuade us to like you and vote for you.  Never hire a speechwriter who worked with other candidates who lost the election.

The person who recognized the speech was Jarret Hill, retired journalist, who recognized the speech from 2008 when Michelle Obama gave a speech for the Democratic Convention back in 2008, it was certain phrases that he recognized and remembered?  How did he know this? He had a great memory and he looked it up on the internet.  For me I don’t remembered what I did ten years ago. Oh yeah, I was a teacher back then, I retired and now I blog.  Still no one wants to hire me as a math teacher?  I can write.

Melania-Trump speech was similar but not exact, it was like a cut and paste type. Her speechwriter put it together, when she presented, a lack of emotion. Mrs. Obama put emotion. Who was better? Still Mrs. Obama she used emotion.

I hope Eric and Tiffany use emotion when giving their speeches. Oh well.