Kim Kardashian Heads To The White House

Professional spokesperson and reality TV star Kim Kardashian is set to visit the White House to discuss prison reform with President Trump. Prison reform is a pet topic for presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose father Charles spent a year in prison for a variety of charges that included tax evasion and witness tampering. According to press reports, Kardashian and Kushner have been privately planning a visit for months.

 

Kushner has been working behind the scenes to get a bill called the First Step Act, which would provide resources that makes it easier for recently released prisoners to reintegrate in society. One part of the bill gives prisoners increased opportunities to serve out part of their sentence in a halfway house. Kushner’s father served about half of his two-year sentence in a halfway house in New Jersey.

 

After her meeting with Kushner, Kardashian is set meet with President Trump to discuss prison reform. Specifically, she is expected to request that he issue a pardon for a woman who is currently serving a life sentence for a first-time drug offense. While it’s not known whether he will agree to that request, the President has said he will sign the First Step Act if it makes it to his desk. The bill recently passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 360-59 vote. It’s now headed to the Senate.

Paul Rudd Won’t be a Part of Sonic the Hedgehog

Paul Rudd remains one busy lead actor. With the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp film, Rudd further cements himself as a player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And he’ll be appearing in other MCU ensemble features as well. What he won’t be doing, however, is playing a role in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film. Rumors swirled that Rudd was slated for a lead role in the project. At one point, indications were he was close to signing. Paramount, however, issued a clarification on the news. Rudd isn’t appearing in the Sonic the Hedgehog film.

 

That’s not to say no one at Paramount wanted Rudd in the feature. He was seriously considered for a part. As of right now though, Rudd won’t be in the film.

 

Rudd wasn’t sought to play the lead character of Sonic. Sonic will be pure CGI and voiced by a human actor. A voice-only job probably wouldn’t be something a rising actor such as Rudd prefers. It wouldn’t matter. The character he was considered for was a sidekick to Sonic. Honestly, that would be an even worse role for Rudd.

 

Playing a supporting role to a CGI-created character doesn’t befit someone whose career is on the upswing. Rudd already stars in a successful franchise. Ant-Man, like other MCU projects, will probably become a trilogy. What benefit does the actor gain from appearing in a risky endeavor such as Sonic the Hedgehog?

 

Sonic may prove to be a hit, but the film must do so without Rudd.

Tom Hanks had interest in Stormtrooper role for ‘Solo’ film

Actor Tom Hanks nearly showed up in a Stormtrooper outfit for the latest “Star Wars” movie. The former Oscar winner had apparently shown interest in appearing in a cameo for the newest film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Hanks was unable to join James Bond star Daniel Craig as the latest actor to make a hidden appearance.

 

Screenrant delivered news via JOE.ie where “Solo” director Ron Howard spoke about the matter. He and Hanks have worked together for a number of films including “Splash” and “Apollo 13.” Howard said Hanks had talked to him about being in the new “Solo” movie as a Stormtrooper. However, he said Hanks was “shooting and he just couldn’t get there.” The good news is that Howard says based on Hanks’ interest, Lucasfilm now knows who to call for a future cameo role in their upcoming “Star Wars” films.

 

Appearing in a “Star Wars” movie seems to have become part of several actors’ bucket lists now. Actor Daniel Craig showed up in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” several years ago in the type of role that Hanks was interested in. Craig appeared in a scene involving one of the movie’s main protagonists, Rey, after she had been captured and was being interrogated. It was a brief scene, and at the time, only insiders were aware of the surprise cameo.

 

Hanks seems like he could have opportunities for that future role. “Star Wars 9” is still on the way for 2019, with the title and plot synopsis yet to be revealed. There are also Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett movies in the works. One has to think these projects will have at least a few Stormtroopers involved, based on all of the other films in the franchise.

Tom Cruise Expresses Interest in DCEU

Tom Cruise says that he would be interested in joining the DC Extended Universe, though it does not sound like there are any firm plans for that yet.

 

He made these comments while promoting Mission: Impossible―Fallout. Also appearing in that movie is Henry Cavill, who plays Clark Kent/Superman in the franchise. During a CinemaCon interview with MTV, he was asked if Cavill ever tried to get him to join the DCEU.

 

“There’s always another mountain in anything,” he said. “I’ll never say no if I find something that’s interesting, and I think an audience would like to see it, and they’re going to be entertained by it, and I feel like I can contribute something.”

 

For his part, Cavill said that “There would be something very interesting in that,” and specified that he thinks that Cruise should play Green Lantern.

 

It is also worth noting that the Mission Impossible director, Christopher McQuarrie, has expressed at least some interest in joining up with Warner Bros. to work on a Man of Steel 2 with Cavill, though as with Cruise, nothing seems to have gone beyond the idea stage.

 

Cruise would lend some star-power to the DCEU, but that is not necessarily enough to help the faltering franchise. Notably, he starred in The Mummy, the first and possibly last entry into the Dark Universe; that movie’s failure led some to note that day of the bankable star has passed, with even big names unable to make up for a lackluster script.

 

Then again, that does not mean that Cruise would hurt the DCEU. Some say that Green Lantern Corps is looking for a slightly older actor for Hal Jordan, similar to Ben Affleck Batman, so Cruise could have a shot.

Amal Clooney Stirs Up Controversy with Fashion Change

As everyone knows, the Met Gala is one of the biggest fashion moments of the year. All of the stars of stage and cinema gather together to pay homage to fashion and to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum. Every year on this special day, a theme is given to the celebrities and their teams, encouraging them to be more creative than they would normally be. For the 2018 gala, the theme was “heavenly bodies,” so many celebs hit the red carpet with religion-inspired apparel. And one of the most divisive outfits of the evening was Amal Clooney’s.

 

The lawyer decided to switch up her red carpet attire at the last minute, choosing Brit designer Richard Quinn instead of Tom Ford. Reports have indicated that Ford’s team was not happy about this choice. After all, they had been under the impression that Clooney was going to wear their custom gown—a ravishing red number designed to imitate a stained glass window—on the red carpet. They requested that if Clooney was not going to wear it on the red carpet, she should not wear it at all. This way, they could give the dress to another celebrity for a different special event. However, Clooney did not comply, wearing the controversial Quinn number, which included pants, on the red carpet and then changing into Ford’s gown for the after-party. As the co-chair of the event, alongside Rihanna and Donatella Versace, perhaps she felt she had some creative license.

 

Damon Wayans Posts Injury Video on Twitter

Damon Wayans made the news recently regarding his run on the Lethal Weapon television show. Unfortunately, the news surrounding him involves a dubious controversy. Wayans displayed a video that clearly displayed the unfortunate and bloody injury he suffered on the set of the television show. Wayans suffered the injury due to shrapnel hitting him on the set.

Former co-star Clayne Crawford directed the episode. Blame has been levied on Crawford’s shoulders for incidents such as these. In fact, issues about workplace safety led to the highly-publicized firing of Crawford. Wayans and Crawford ended up with a strained relationship after the shrapnel incident. Needless to say, the network wasn’t too pleased to discover problems exist between the two starts.

Wayans posted the video to address fan anger over Crawford’s firing. Blame seems to be levied at Wayans, but it would be difficult to blame Wayans for being injured on the set. Wayans tried to tell his side of the story on Twitter, but now seems to feel regrets about placing the video on Twitter. Wayans deleted his Twitter account as a means of moving away from the controversy.

Sometimes, it can seem like a good idea to address matters on social media. Public figures sometimes learn that mentioning something on social media can also generate unwanted controversy.

Reportedly, Crawford’s firing was unavoidable. The third season of Lethal Weapon either wouldn’t or couldn’t happen if Crawford returned. Seann William Scott of American Pie fame takes Crawford’s place in the upcoming third season.

Willow Smith Opens Up About Self-Harming When She Made It Big

The vast majority of fans focuses on the celebrities and making every moment of their life a thing of public concern. Consequently, few give much thought to the children that live in the shadow of intense media scrutiny and being followed by paparazzi. Such is the case with the Smith family. Will Smith made his break to stardom from his role in The Fresh Prince of Bellaire. His wife has always been in the public eye as well. It was their daughter, Willow, that shocked both when she confessed she started cutting at just nine years of age. When she released her hit song “I Whip My Hair,” things seemed to spiral out of control.

Willow Smith has not got much media attention since her song hit the top of the charts in 2010. The now 17-year-old wants to share her story with others who self-harm in a way to find sanity in a crazy world. Why do people self-harm? It is a way to release anxiety, and it is a cry for help. Willow had all the support she could have ever asked for, especially since both of her parents were very hands-on during her upbringing. Still, she felt lost and alone after she had seemingly made it to the top.

Pinkett-Smith, her mother, was shocked and in denial that such actions went on under the radar. Children these days, even those who come from posh upbringings, often go through dark places. When in these rough patches, they need support more than ever.

Forget About Son Elon; Maye Musk Making Model’s Comeback With TV Ads

It would appear that most people have heard of Elon Musk and his enormous wealth through ventures like becoming the CEO of electric-car manufacturer Tesla and co-founding the online payment system called PayPal.

However, someone close to the famous businessman is trending big time on social media.

It’s his mother, Maye Musk, and she also possesses quite the entrepreneurial spirit and has relaunched her modeling career at age 70. According to a report in Forbes magazine, the striking mom of billionaire Elon Musk is quickly building a new portfolio of modeling gigs that would put other much younger models to shame.

Maye Musk and her 5’8″ slender frame have been appearing all over the place for major brands. For example, the mother of three and grandmother of ten has walked for designers like Dolce & Gabbana and shared the spotlight with leading model Karlie Kloss in an ad for Swarovski. Musk is a new face for CoverGirl makeup and also for skin care giant Olay and appears in television commercials for both.

Musk can also be found these days in the pages of Vogue Germany, Australia, Britain and Korea.

The glamorous mature model is signed with the IMG company; that is an agency that also represents happening models like Gisele, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham, Lily Aldridge and Alessandria Ambrosio.

Maye Musk likes keeping busy and learning new things and has a background as a dietician. She went back to school and got her master’s degree in 1983.

Famous ‘New Journalist’ Author Tom Wolfe Dead At Age 88

Most folks knew him through his well-known works like The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff and classic others.

Today, people are mourning the passing of American writer and journalist Tom Wolfe. A report in Tuesday’s Huffington Post states that Wolfe died at a New York City hospital at age 88 due to an infection. His agent confirmed the news to the New York Times; Wolfe leaves behind his wife Sheila, daughter Alexandra and son Tommy.

Tom Wolfe was also well-known for attending public events in a signature white suit, his favorite.

He was called a pioneer for changing the face of reporting with his book The New Journalism in 1973. In it, he showed how journalists could offer the kinds of literary delight found in books with a blend of hard reporting.

The clever author with the satiric wit came up with some phrases people have frequently used like the “Me” generation and “radical chic.”

Wolfe had often said that man is concerned about how his peers look at him. Status and reputation were important to the author, and that is partly why he enjoyed dressing like a businessman in his white suits, silk ties and high-shirt collars.

Tom Wolfe was born in Virginia and had earlier pursued an athletic career in major league baseball. He won multiple literary citations, including the American Book Award for The Right Stuff.

Nick Vertucci Releases a New Book

Today, many streets have been filled with iconic structures, all in the name of providing both commercial and residential properties. Thanks to the real estate industry, beautifying the cities has been fastened while maintaining the world-class quality. The real estate industry has contributed significantly to the country’s economy as well as the living standard of both the citizens and the key players. However, every business has its ups and down moments, and Nick Vertucci never hesitates to share his experience and guidelines to survive the real estate industry.

Not long ago, Nick Vertucci released a new book titled; Seven Figure Decision: Having the Balls to Succeed. In the book, the real estate investor shared with the world his journey to success. Also, Nick’s book gives step by step guides to succeed in the real estate sector. Nick shares the principles that he applied and which saw him earn his first million.

During the journey, we are all prone to mistakes. Nick’s success journey was also the same, and he uses the book to reveal to the world the lessons learned from his mistakes and how he implemented change to correct them. Some of the experiences covered in Nick’s book are such as how to push past fears and follow dreams. Also, Nick advises on how to raise sights higher and how they can impact the results.

Nick’s book was well received. According to Kevin, Nick’s rising from poverty to a millionaire then returning to poverty before climbing back again is more than motivation. Also, readers have shown an exceptional love for the new book because of its motivating and inspiring content.

About Nick Vertucci

Nick’s life story is an indication that everyone has a chance to rise from rags-to-riches. Nick was from a humble family. He lost his father at a young age and had to watch his mother undergo difficulties to make ends meet. However, that did not hinder him from pursuing his dreams. Today, Nick owns and runs The Nick Vertucci Companies, Inc. Nick’s company is based in Irvine, California and is committed to purchasing bank owned properties.

When it comes to experience, Nick holds more than what is needed because he has been developing properties for both commercial and private purposes. Before joining the real estate industry, Nick used to work as the president as well as the CEO of Coastline Micro, his company that supplied computer systems to businesses around the country. Nick schooled at the Canyon High School where he acquired his diploma in 1984. Today, Nick travels around the country training and mentoring the real estate investors. His recent book is an indication of his outward contribution to improving the real estate sector.