Mary Tyler Moore Passes Away at Age 80

Classic TV icon Mary Tyler Moore has passed away on January 25 after being hospitalized in Connecticut.

 

It is unclear at this point what the exact cause of death is, but her rep stated she died in the company of her friends and husband of 33 years. Mary Tyler Moore had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 33 and became an outspoken advocate for those suffering with the illness. She has engaged in initiatives to research cures and even served as the chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She also appeared in several TV spots for the foundation over the years, effectively becoming the face of juvenile diabetes research.

 

Her disease seemed to get the better of her in recent years however. She had been suffering from near blindness up to the point of her death.

 

Moore got her start in the 1960s, rising to international stardom with her role in “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Her own sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” followed shortly after in the 1970s. The show received a lot of attention for being one of the first shows to feature an unmarried working girl as the title character. The show tackled a lot of women’s rights issues like equal pay for equal work and choosing to take birth control, issues that were even more controversial at that time.

 

Mary Tyler Moore is survived by her husband Robert Levine. Her son Richard passed away in 1980. She will be sorely missed.

 

Angela Merkel Publicly Admonishes Trump Administration’s “Alternative Facts”

In the precursor to a showdown that could be taking place daily on the world stage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized U.S. president Donald Trump’s new administration’s loose grip on facts. In a recent speech to German lawmakers, she stated that people in the citizenry must be persuaded to a particular political cause by “facts and not fakes”. She went on to decry the current political mood in the world as a “crisis of reasoning” and stated unequivocally that she would not support the falsehoods being perpetuated by the members of the U.S. government.

 

Merkel, who stands at the helm of the strongest economy in Europe, is considered to be a very important counterweight in the western world to the rising power of Donald Trump. Germany, a country of 80 million that is currently struggling to lead Europe through the dual EU crises of national debts and immigration, has demonstrated that it will not bow so easily to the demands of President Trump. With its impressive manufacturing, banking and service base, the country stands as one of four or five in the world that can directly take on policies coming from the United States.

 

As the world figures out how to move forward in this new age of uncertainty, Merkel and her European brethren must present a united front — something they have often failed to do. If they cannot, it will be up to the powerful and forthright German Chancellor to lead her country and continent into the Trump age of global politics.

 

Meryl Streep Knocks Out President-Elect Trump In One Big Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Many have called this one, the hottest moment of the night, and it all belongs to the grande dame of acting, Meryl Streep. Let’s paint the vivid scene; it’s Sunday evening in Hollywood, and acting’s elite have gathered. The 2017 Golden Globes awards show is being hosted by Jimmy Fallon. The popular late night TV host got in a couple of swift jabs to President-elect Donald Trump but didn’t spend too much time trying to harpoon one of Hollywood’s least favorite people on the planet these days.

 

When actress Viola Davis introduced the winner of this Golden Globe’s annual Cecil B. DeMille award, all eyes turned to Meryl Streep. The longtime veteran of the silver screen graciously accepted her prestigious Golden Globes statue and then began a fiery speech. Her words had most of the room applauding wildly, and she was unafraid to go where most of her peers had failed to venture.

 

Streep never once mentioned President-elect Trump by name, but she skewered him with her words, knocking him down for the count. Streep mentioned his “performance,” when he allegedly mimicked a disabled news reporter at a Trump rally.

 

“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was in real life,” Streep said. She went on, asking for the media to stand up to Trump, because “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence.”

 

Her notable speech can be watched here on YouTube.

 

The moment became a huge one for ratings, according to Forbes.com. The numbers tell the story, as the telecast averaged 20 million viewers. That’s pretty impressive and up 1.5 million, or 8-percent, from last year.

 

Meantime, President-elect Trump had his own words for Meryl Streep, “over-rated.”

UFC Fighter Ronda Rousey Delivers Goods to Standing Rock Protesters

Champion UFC fighter Ronda Rousey has been in the news lately after losing her fight last month to fellow fighter Amanda Nunes in just under a minute at UFC 207. However Rousey is back in the news for something more charitable this week, according to the story on MSN.com.

 

Rousey, along with Pauline Macias, who is also an Olympic judo athlete, took a road trip together to visit Standing Rock in South Dakota and bring supplies to the protesters who are camped there protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. It is said that Rousey and her friends brought the protesters tents, wood-burning stoves, bread, fresh fruits, and veggies. A protester who met Rousey said that she was smiling a lot and seemed to do her best to stay under the radar and not get any recognition for her contribution.

 

It was rumored during the Presidential election last year that Rousey was a supporter of now-President Donald Trump. While campaigning, Trump had told the media that she was a supporter of his. However after that statement became public Rousey replied that she would not vote for him or support him being in office as President. Earlier this week President Trump signed an executive order that would allow the United States Army Corps of Engineers to continue work on the Dakota Access pipeline. This had been previously halted by former President Obama.

 

Soccer Star Abby Wombach Scores Love With Christian Mom Blogger

Not many folks saw this one coming, but Abby Wombach and Glennon Doyle Melton are the new IT couple.

 

The Christian mom blogger has gone public with her romantic feelings for the famous soccer star. The divorced mom of three confirmed the relationship on Sunday with two photos on social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, says the WashingtonPost.com. The couple decided to show the world their love, following the recent presidential victory by Donald Trump and for the many people who were feeling hopeless.

 

Abby Wombach recently divorced her wife Sarah Huffman, whom she married in 2013. The retired soccer pro had gone on Good Morning America in September to discuss her new memoir Forward and to admit she has struggled with alcohol and prescription drugs. She had mentioned that Sarah Huffman was her biggest champion as she faced a DUI arrest and addiction problems, but that relationship did not survive. During the GMA interview, Abby did not mention Glennon Doyle Melton.

 

The Christian author has also revealed her own demons with alcohol and an eating disorder. She has found recognition in these books: her 2014 New York Times bestseller “Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life” and 2016 memoir “Love Warrior.”

 

The Christian blogger is newly divorced from Craig Melton, her husband of 14 years. Glennon Doyle Melton has for a long time, stood for love in various forms and also believed that same-sex marriage is not a sin.

 

 

Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

At the age of 80, Mary Tyler Moore passed away on January 25, 2017. The influential actress had been admitted to a hospital in Connecticut with pneumonia, which resulted in cardiopulmonary arrest. She is survived by her husband, Robert Levine.

 

Born in Brooklyn, her family made the move to California when she was only eight years old. By the time she was in her teens she had begun to find some work in commercials, but it was The Dick Van Dyke Show that initially shot her to fame.

 

It was her role as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, though, that would have a lasting impact on the wider culture. First aired in 1970, the show featured Moore as a single working woman, a rather novel idea for a television show at the time. The show dealt with issues that women face in the workplace, including equal pay, tension between the genders, and work—life balance. Moore won four Emmy Awards for her performance on the show.

 

Even though her heyday of the 1970s and early 1980s has long passed, her influence has not. Many of those who grew up watching her—household names like Oprah among them—cite her as an inspiration in their personal and professional lives. Throughout her life, Moore promoted research on diabetes, which she suffered from herself, and championed animal rights.

Hugh Jackman, Logan, and Alternative Continuities

Hugh Jackman has been making a lot of news thanks to all the buzz coming out of the hype for the upcoming film Logan. Logan will feature the final appearance of Jackman in the iconic role that made him famous. In order to ensure the film was done right, Jackman took a pay cut to get the studio to approve an R-rating. Recently, Jackman garnered attention about the film when he made comments about the universe the movie takes place in.

 

Jackman made a comment about Logan taking place in a “slightly different universe”, a provocative statement to say the least. Wolverine/Logan appeared in a definitive continuity in the X-Men films and the Wolverine solo features. If Logan is not part of that established continuity, then the film really is not the conclusion. Technically, the character in Logan would not be the same one was the hero who appeared in the other films. Marvel Comics has long since developed alternative timelines and different universes in order to reboot characters. Soon, Fox will reboot the entire X-Men franchise and start anew.

 

If Logan takes place in an alternate timeline, then this would presumably mean the door is not entirely closed on Jackman’s appearances as the hero. At least that is how some fans are taking the comments.

 

More than likely, Jackman misspoke. The actor probably is suggesting the new film departs in tone from the more whimsical films that preceded it. Logan will be the final appearance of an established character play by a specific actor over a series of connected films. As the old Marvel saying goes, ’nuff said.

 

The Kardashian Social Media Dominance Continues With 2-Day Old Baby Dream

The Kardashian/Jenner families have been known to be brilliant at social media, building a huge brand and maintaining interest and curiosity around the world. Each member of these families has taken their turn in the spotlight, and Kim Noel Kardashian is the definite leader of the clan. However, there’s a new gal in town, and she’s super cute with a cool name.

 

Dream Renee Kardashian is the newest member of the large family group. In fact, the tiny one is only two days old and already a big star on social media. The baby was born to Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, and her birth was even filmed for a future E! reality television episode. Dream has her own Twitter account with more than 6,000 followers at the moment. Mama Blac has delivered one tweet with a photo. It reads: “Morning bonding time with Mommy” and includes an image of baby Dream nuzzling and receiving nourishment at Blac’s bosom. The photo has been “hearted” by 2.9 thousand viewers.

 

Dream, blessed with a shock of dark hair, also appears on Mama Blac’s Instagram and Snapchat pages. Fans around the world are loving the newest Kardashian addition.

 

Proud papa Rob Kardashian is also prominent on social media, thanking sister Kim and Kanye for the Baby Yeezy sneakers for Dream.

 

Blac and Rob are engaged, and she is also mom to four-year-old King Cairo Stevenson with her ex Tyga. Tyga happens to be dating Rob’s youngest step-sister Kylie Jenner.

 

 

Wine Consultants With The Traveling Vineyard

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Sometimes it really takes the help of a wine consultant to get an idea of just how many wines are available and what wines will suit you best. The great thing about these independent consultants is that they are all over the world. The Traveling Vineyard has conferences and mentors for the new independent wine consultant. This means that they get the online training that they need in order to give consumers exactly what they would like.

The Traveling Vineyard has a large collection of wines, and clients get a chance to experience what different ones are like when they attend wine hosting parties. These are events that are given by the independent consultants for Traveling Vineyard. This is one opportunity for consultants to build their customer base. When it comes to the training aspect of the job there are annual conferences where all of the independent consultants get a chance to come together and learn more information and compare notes with one another.

Many wine consultants believe that this is a fun and easy job to do. Anyone that likes to connect with people and share information will find that this is a very appealing job. It allows them the chance to socialize and also give their customers a chance to try before they buy. This is what many people are interested in because it changes the entire direction of their buying habits. Many people do not like to buy something that they have never tried before especially when it comes to wine. These independent wine consultants for Traveling Vineyard allow customers to get the chance to try out everything that they would need beforehand. This why consultants have had so much success.

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Pink Is Tickled Pink With Another Baby On The Way

She’s a super talent, raw in your face performer and real “softie” when it comes to family life.

 

Thirty-seven-year-old Pink has been the proud mama to young daughter Willow, and now, it appears their family tree is branching out. Pink and her husband Carey Hart are expecting their second child, and the lovely mama is really starting to show. There’s an unmistakable baby bump, and Pink has confirmed it to the world, according to the UK’s DailyMail.

 

Pink was recently photographed strolling along Santa Monica, California’s downtown, wearing a big smile and flashing the peace sign to fans and paparazzi. The peace sign could also be a reference to baby number two. She looked relaxed and was beaming, wearing a navy dress, large, fringed tote in front of her belly and white sneakers. Pink and Carey have been married for 10 years, and he’s a star, too, in the world of motocross racing. By the way, Pink’s real name is Alecia Beth Moore.

 

Willow is already five-years-old. She and Mama Pink took to Instagram to officially share the news. The beautiful photo depicts the star singer in a flowing white, loose dress with young Willow standing beside her and clutching her growing belly, The picture has enamored her fans, who have “hearted” the Instagram photo with more than 297.5 thousand likes.

 

Pink told Good Morning America that she loves being a mama. She says her number one goal in life is to have a successful family.