Angry Orchard ‘Extremely Embarrassed’ Over Customer’s Complaint Of Racial Profiling

proposing to his girlfriend in what was supposed to be a romantic moment was stopped repeatedly while trying to pop the question by white racially profiling the black couple, according to the bride-to-be. Facebook post, Cathy-Marie Hamlet detailed the couple’s experience with six friends Sunday at “My boyfriend walked me out to an empty table on the lawn, and before we could sit down, a young lady from security approached us and said to him, ‘I’m sorry sir, but I have to check you back pocket. I was told that you stole a T-shirt from from the gift store,’” she wrote. “My boyfriend then emptied all of his pockets, while still trying to keep the ring box hidden from my …

Punk and politics collide on Mercury list

Listen to a playlist of the nominees on BBC Sounds Wolf Alice win the 2018 Mercury Prize They’ve championed several guitar bands on a strong, urgent shortlist – from Dublin punk newcomers Fontaines DC to festival headliners Foals; while British rap is represented by Little Simz, Dave and BBC Sound of 2019 runner-up slowthai. Meanwhile singer-songwriter Anna Calvi, whose album Hunter interrogates the constrictions of gender stereotypes, has now been shortlisted for each of her first three albums, equalling a record set by Coldplay. And The 1975 could become the first band since Arctic Monkeys in 2007 to win the Mercury Prize and be named best album at the Brit Awards. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMercury …

In ‘Straight Up,’ A Gay Man’s Search For Love Becomes An Identity Crisis

Straight Up,” his debut feature film, came from a sobering epiphany ― even though the final product is very much an “arthouse screwball” rom-com. HuffPost got a sneak peek at “Straight Up,” which is being shown at Frameline Film Festival last month, via the exclusive clip above. The scene introduces Todd (played by Sweeney), a neurotic gay man whose attempts at relationships with men leave him feeling unfulfilled. Courtesy of James Sweeney “Straight Up” stars James Sweeney (left) and Katie Findlay.  Describing his cinematic voice as “dialogue-driven, balanced and whimsical ― but not for lack of heart,” Sweeney cites Joss Whedon and Bryan Fuller as artistic influences. He also sees “Straight Up” as a unique film in that its LGBTQ themes are “incidental.” And, …

Billy Eichner Wants To See LGBTQ People ‘That Are Not A Mystery’ In Family Films

Billy Eichner has been relishing his time in the spotlight, over encounters with British royal family members at the film’s starry premieres.  a new BuzzFeed interview, the gay actor-comedian says he’d like to see more LGBTQ characters in family films, and is hopeful his star billing in “The Lion King” is a step in that direction.  in the July 13 interview. “I would love to see a world where we don’t have to argue about, you know, whether [LeFou] in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is gay or not.”  “I’m not saying that character’s gay,” he continued. “But in the new movies that are made, there should just be existing openly LGBT characters so that we don’t have to keep arguing about Interestingly, the character of Timon in …

Camila Cabello Says Glowing Words About Shawn Mendes In Recent Interview

Camila Cabello had some glowing words to say about her friend and collaborator “I’ve never had a lot of friends. I’ve always just had a few people in my life that I trust,” the “Havana” singer told U.K.’s The 22-year-old said she trusts Mendes because “no matter the level of intensity that he has around his career or I have, he is just normal, and that is so rare and precious to find in this industry,” Cabello said. “To be able to hang out with someone and you don’t really care that they’re Shawn Mendes, you know what I mean? You’re just people, and that is definitely something that is rare.” fuel to the rumors that the pair are in a …

In honor of Frida Kahlo’s birthday, here are 5 things you should know about the Mexican artist

(CNN)Frida Kahlo’s image has become so ubiquitous — printed on everything from Barbie dolls to shoes — that it’s easy to lose sight of how radical she once was. Although she was considered a “mestiza” — a person of mixed European and indigenous ancestry — she closely identified with her indigenous heritage and loved the Mexican people. When Kahlo was only three years old, the Mexican Revolution erupted. She grew up in the political chaos that led to end of a nearly 30-year dictatorship and establishment of a constitutional republic. That turbulent time helped shape Kahlo’s world view. By the age of 16, she had joined a local chapter of the socialist party. In her 20’s, she became a member …

Your ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 soundtrack

(CNN)The most powerful trigger in “Stranger Things’” nostalgia arsenal remains, as always, the eclectic, still-pervasive pop music landscape of the ’80s. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon This one was also a preeminent saliva-swapping song of its day. The group’s music also appeared in films like “The Goonies” — a major “Stranger Things” influence — and “Vision Quest,” a fondly remembered teen romantic comedy from 1985 and early breakout role for Matthew Modine, now remembered for his role as Dr. Brenner. “Material Girl” and “Angel” by Madonna The superb “Vision Quest” soundtrack also served as one of Madonna’s earliest film showcases, and this season two key 1985 tunes, her colossal, culture-defining hit “Material Girl” — used as the spot-on …

England’s Big Picture: Sharing images of the nation

Each day we feature an interesting photograph shared with us from across England. The picture below is from Sophie Bond of Tewkesbury whose dog Alfie timed his photobomb paw-fectly. This man photobombed his wife 11 years before he met her Pink rainbows spotted over England Squirrel joins couple for romantic moment Seagull’s pasty swoop caught on camera Scroll down to see more readers’ pictures from around England this week. Image copyright Arthur Weaver Image caption This photograph was taken by Arthur Weaver in Christchurch, Dorset Image copyright Frank Samet Image caption This photograph was taken by Frank Samet at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. Frank says: “What caught my attention was the open rear door seen through the open front door …

Katharine McPhee Marries David Foster Almost A Year After Engagement

Katharine McPhee is “over the rainbow” about her wedding to David Foster.  The couple wed in an intimate ceremony at the Church of Saint Yeghiche in South Kensington, London, on Friday, according to popped the question during a romantic Italian getaway in July 2018. The “American Idol” alum reportedly wore a custom Zac Posen gown at the ceremony and tied the knot with the famed producer in front of 150 guests, including the designer, friends and family.  Earlier in the day, McPhee paid tribute to her new hubby on Instagram, reflecting on their relationship, which has spanned more than a decade.  “Exactly 13 years ago today my very first single, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, was released right after Idol,” she …

Fashion icon and artist Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

(CNN)Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, according to her son, CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The fashion designer and socialite was 95. Born in New York in 1924, Gloria Laura Morgan Vanderbilt grew up in France. Her father, financier Reginald Vanderbilt, the heir to a railroad fortune, died when she was a baby. Young Gloria was the focus of media attention at an early age, dubbed “the poor little rich girl” amid an intense custody battle between her mother and her father’s enormously wealthy sister, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The latter prevailed in court proceedings. “As a teenager she tried to avoid the spotlight, but reporters and cameramen followed her everywhere,” Cooper said. “She was determined to make something of her life, determined to …

Sabrina Jalees Is The ‘Lesbian Ray Romano’ We’ve Been Waiting For

Photos by Oriana Koren The 34-year-old Toronto native never shies away from the things that make her comedy personal: She’s queer, half Pakistani, half Swiss and has been open throughout her career about coming out of the closet — initially getting rejected by some members of her extended Muslim family — all while navigating a post-9/11 world.  Instagram account serves as a sort of quasi-docuseries that fellow queer women like myself profoundly crave and rarely find.Jalees often admits she’s been a resource to other LGBTQ couples looking to have children, too. that Carol, lesbians!) alongside powerhouses Patricia Heaton and Kyle MacLachlan. The comedy will premiere in the fall. Oriana Koren for HuffPost Jalees with her son, Wolfie. “People do look at …

Ali Stroker makes history as the first Tony award-winning actor in a wheelchair

(CNN)In her history-making acceptance speech at the Tony Awards Sunday night, Ali Stroker spoke directly to the millions of young people watching with dreams like hers. Stroker waited backstage to accept her award, though most nominees are expected to walk down the theater’s aisles and up the stage steps once they’ve won. She told reporters after her win she hopes theater owners work to make backstage areas more accessible to performers in wheelchairs. She made history in her first appearance on Broadway, too: with her role in 2015’s “Spring Awakening,” she became the first Broadway actor to use a wheelchair for mobility use in a production that also starred deaf actors who performed in sign language. She also appeared on …

That ‘Always Be My Maybe’ Sex Scene Is Based On Randall Park’s First Time

In an interview with The Vulture that it was, in fact, drawn from the day in 1993 that he lost his own virginity in his hometown of Los Angeles. Afterward, he revealed that he and his girlfriend went to McDonald’s.  As amusing as the tale is, the film’s fictional version of it is pretty revolutionary given the rarity of seeing Asian Americans in romantic roles and steamy sex scenes. As the Times astutely points out, “Asian-American men rarely get to be the hero in mainstream Hollywood movies, Asian-American women rarely pick the Asian guy at the end, and Asian couples rarely exist onscreen at all, let alone have sex, let alone funny sex.”  Of course, the erroneous stereotype sparked a …

How ‘Booksmart’ Created A Banner Musical Moment With ‘You Oughta Know’

Booksmart,” her dazzling directorial debut about studious best friends who decide to cut loose on the eve of their high school graduation. What better way to embolden an introvert than to put her in a darkened room, hand her a microphone and blare … well, what song should it be? Wilde was working with writer Katie Silberman (“Set It Up,” “Isn’t It Romantic”) to update the “Booksmart” script, which had The results are a little more “Superbad” and a lot less “Cinderella.” Over the course of a single evening, Molly (“Lady Bird” breakout Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (“Justified” alum Kaitlyn Dever) bounce from one classmate’s shindig to the next en route to the popular kids’ blowout. Along the way, they …

Moby Fires Back After Natalie Portman Denies They Dated: It Hurts To Be Lied About

Moby fired back at claim that the two never dated in the late 1990s.  Thursday Instagram post. “But she’s denying that we ever dated, even though in the past she’s publicly discussed our involvement.” Moby denied that the two ever dated in a recent interview with View this post on Instagram A post shared by moby xⓋx (@moby) on May 23, 2019 at 9:53am PDT “So what should I do? What do you do when people believe lies and accusations and not actual photographs and evidence?” he wrote. “I want to take the high road, but I honestly don’t know what to do. It’s one thing to be lied about, and entirely another when someone’s lies result in physical threats …

Trump, the ‘say anything’ president, closes in on 10,000 false statements

New York (CNN Busienss)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. → Data point: Kessler said “we counted 45 misstatements or falsehoods in his interview with Sean Hannity” the other day… Leading versus misleading I return to this point about the president’s deceptions quite often — and that’s because I believe the lying often times is THE story. Not what he said, but why he chose to mislead instead of lead. Kessler’s team has been checking every one of Trump’s statements since 1/20/2017, and they’ve noticed a rapid rise in falsehoods: “He passed the 5,000 mark in September, so it’s only seven months ago.” This is one of …