Tristan Thompson Fined $15k for Flipping Off Hecklers At Cavaliers-Nets Game

Tristan Thompson‘s one-finger salute just cost him a chunk of change … ’cause the Cavs star’s been slapped with a $15k fine for flipping off hecklers at the Nets game on Monday.

TMZ Sports posted the video … T.T. snapped at the end of the Cavs-Nets game at Barclays Center … flipping off some courtside fans after Cleveland sealed the W.

The league announced Thompson’s punishment on Thursday … and it’s a bargain compared to the $25k fines handed to Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley for their recent fan incidents.

It’s the only recent blemish in Thompson’s hot streak … as the dude is averaging a double-double so far this season and has been helping the Cavs keep from being a complete embarrassment.

Let’s keep it a buck — T.T. is in the middle of an $82 million contract, so he’s not even blinking.



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Ariana Grande Fans Blown Away By Her Cringe-Worthy Speaking Voice Sounds In New Video

Ariana Grande’s new video for her single “Thank U, Next” has caught the attention of millions of fans. But, there’s a small clip along with the video that has sent fans into a major frenzy. According to Hollywood Life, the latest Ariana Grande clip stems from an interview she recently had with Billboard magazine. The “God Is A Woman” singer was reflecting on one of her childhood photos sharing details about the moment with fans. Apparently, Ariana took on an interesting accent that has blown fans completely away.

Going through a series of childhood photos, the singer stopped on one photo, in particular, where she is seen eating a cookie. “I don’t think there’s any shadier-looking person on the planet. That’s the shadiest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life…” Ariana Grande told the publication.

The next part of the video is what really turned heads. For a second, fans weren’t sure who was actually talking because Ariana Grande sounded like a totally different person. While Ariana Grande’s speaking voice typically sounds similar to her singing voice, things were totally different this time around. Many fans have expressed how the clip sounded as if the singer had picked up a New York accent. Ariana added, “B***h, dis my cookie, dis my juice, okay? Carry on. Thank you, next. That’s what this baby picture says. That’s crazy. If my kid ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna say oooh sh**t.”

Check out Ariana’s clip on Twitter.

Almost immediately after Ariana Grande’s video began circulating on social media, fans quickly noted the interesting part of the video and many have shared their reactions via social media. While some fans have found the video to be cool, others claim it actually made them cringe.

For Ariana, this week has been all about videos and clips. The latest reports follow the release of Ariana Grande’s new music video “Thank U, Next.” That video has also sent fans into a frenzy because of its creative flair. If you haven’t seen it, the famed singer paid homage to an array of popular, romantic comedies.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=gl1aHhXnN1k%3Ffeature%3Doembed

It didn’t take fans long to pick up on the memorable reenactments from Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, Bring It On, and 13 Going On 30. The cameos from the films’ stars also blew fans away. The creative video, coupled with the catchy tune of the song, may indicate another major hit for Ariana Grande.

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Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson’s Color Force Celebrates Diversity At Golden Globe Noms, Tease Details About ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Sequels

When assessing the diversity strength of the Golden Globes this morning, look no further than Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s Color Force production label. It racked up eight nominations across their Warner Bros feature Crazy Rich Asians and FX Ryan Murphy series Pose and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. 

One nominee is the first major studio release made by Asian talent and starring Asian actors since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club, another a series about the 1980s trans-world, while Gianni Versace tackles the impact of homophobia in the 1990s.

Crazy Rich Asians scored two nominations for Best Motion Picture Comedy and Best Motion Picture Comedy Actress Constance Wu. Pose took two nods for Best TV Drama and Best TV Drama Actor, Billy Porter. Gianni Versace, after winning seven Primetime Emmys including best limited series, received four nominations Thursday in Best TV Limited Series, Best Actor in TV Limited Series (Darren Criss), Best Performances by a TV Actress in Supporting Role (Penelope Cruz) and TV Actor Supporting Role (Edgar Ramirez).

“There’s a great appetite both commercially and critically to see these types of stories, ones which used to be overlooked by an industry that tended to favor stories by people who look like corporate board rooms instead of audiences,” said Jacobson.

Added Simpson “Audiences have been ready for a while — it’s corporate and the studios who are just waking up, and this year has proved it. The fact that three best picture titles center around black characters (Black Panther, If Beale Street Could Talk and BlacKkKlansman) and another with Asian characters reflects the sea of change we’re seeing.”

Jacobson praised these breakthroughs and “the incredible talent who’ve been given the platform to shine.”

“When Ryan Murphy says something is going to be great, everybody believes him; when Jon Chu says I know how to tell the story of Crazy Rich Asians and I have a vision for it, all these folks are hard to resist,” she added.

Speaking of that movie, which reignited the romantic comedy at the box office and amassed close to $238 million globally, Jacobson and Simpson informed Deadline that the current plan for the Crazy Rich Asians sequels is to shoot them back-to-back (much like the final two Back to the Future movies and Matrix movies), and a lot of that has to do with the availability of talent, and how in-demand they’ve become following the success of the Chu-directed title. Chu is currently working on the feature adaptation of the Tony Award winner In the Heights, and once that goes into post, he’ll likely prep Crazy Rich Asians 2 & 3 for a 2020 shoot. The script is currently being worked on by Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli. By having fans wait a while upfront, “we’ll make it up to them on the back end,” says Jacobson, “by shooting two films together.”

In regard to what the next American Crime Story will focus on (if it’s Katrina), that’s still TBD per the producer duo.

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Golden Globes Nominations Reactions: Barry Jenkins, Rachel Brosnahan, Peter Farrelly, John David Washington

Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning. Here are some key reactions from nominees.

After the year off following his highly praised Moonlight, Barry Jenkins nabbed a Golden Globe nomination, his third overall, for his screenplay adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk. Reflecting on the power of James Baldwin’s words and how his 1974-published novel’s theme of injustice is “clearly still relevant to what’s happening today,” Jenkins pointed out the silver lining. “It’s encouraging that a body like the HFPA is basically, with these nominations, making an endorsement that these stories are still relevant and they should be told and they should be seen, he said. “There’s no time like the present… I’m glad this movie is here and people are seeing it and liking it.” Jenkins touched on the process of crafting Baldwin’s words into a feature. “The first draft of the script was trying to capture Baldwin’s voice… the more drafts you get into, the further away you get from the source material until ultimately the film becomes the film and rebuilds itself in a very distinct property separate from the source material. But, “because the characters arose from Mister Baldwin,” Jenkins continued, “there is only so far away we could get. It was always going to be in his essence and his spirit.” After tackling heavy material like Moonlight, Beale Street, as well as his impending Underground Railroad series at Amazon, Jenkins admitted that he’s looking to do something different but isn’t necessarily done with taking on highly emotive narratives. “What happens is I end up falling in love with these characters and the characters are going through very real things and you can’t separate the characters from the circumstances that they’re dealing with… I’m trying to tell these stories as best I can.”

Amazon dropped Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel yesterday and last year’s TV Comedy Golden Globe Best Actress winner Rachel Brosnahan found herself nominated again this morning for the role of NYC uptown housewife-turned-Gaslight stand-up comedienne Midge, who is already dealing with her fair share of mishegoss from insulting male comedians to her mother who leaves her father for the independence of Paris. Many critics have heralded Mrs. Maisel for its timeliness in the #MeToo era, but Brosnahan told Deadline this AM, “I would argue that Midge’s story is not a feminist one. She’s breaking barriers as she notices that they’re in front of her, and she’s looking toward the greater good, but her progress isn’t linear. She’s trying to look forward and make her own choices.” At one point when Midge tries to talk her mother into reuniting with her father and returning to NY, mom calls out her own daughter’s hypocrisy is being separated from her husband. “The decisions she’s made for herself do not apply to everyone else, including her mother, and too much change is not welcome in Midge’s life.”

Peter Farrelly took a directorial detour with Green Book and it paid off. The helmer who is best known for quirky comedies like Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary, became a two-time Golden Globe nominated filmmaker with his best director and best screenplay nominations for the 1960s racially charged comedy-drama. “The thing that grabbed me was the hopefulness of this story, Farrelly told Deadline after the nominations were announced. “It’s two complete opposites. They couldn’t have been more different in the beginning and after being on the road for a couple of months, they became lifelong friends. That’s what appealed to me. They found a common ground. I wanted to tell that story.” Given filmmaking background, it wasn’t easy for Farrelly to prove he was the right one to tell that story. “The hardest part about this movie was getting people to accept me in this role with this tone of the movie. Luckily when Viggo [Mortensen] trusted me, everyone else did.” Acknowledging his gratefulness for his personal recognition this morning, Farrelly felt the noms serves a bigger purpose. “The biggest thing for me is that it gets the word out. Personal awards, I really don’t care about it, but I care about it as it will be great for the movie. People will hear about it and seek it out. I want everybody to see this movie. I do believe that it’s a movie that can unite people and make the world a better place just a little bit. It’s not going to change the world but slightly move the needle in the right direction.”

John David Washington snagged his first Golden Globe nomination for his leading performance in the Focus Features’ BlacKkKlansman, which picked up a total four noms including Best Motion Picture-Drama. “There are so many different ways to connect to a film like this. I don’t think the film is overtly subjective,” Washington opined on why this pic resonated well with critics and HFPA members. “Spike laid out a true story, a social narrative that has been generational about the vernacular divide in our country in how we express love and hate to one another. I think that is relatable to different sections of the planet. ” He called working as Lee’s lead actor “a dream come true.” Interestingly, it was also a full circle moment for Washington, who made his feature debut in Lee’s Malcome X biopic, which starred his father Denzel Washington “I learned not only just the process of storytelling but the entire scope of [production],” Washington shared as his highlight of the experience. “Everybody was so invested into what we were doing for Spike Lee,” he continued. “It was the tone that was set by Spike Lee… it made it such a free feeling of creative exploration.”

 

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Midge Will Never Have It All On ‘Mrs. Maisel’ & That’s The Point

“Do you really think you can go back to making Jell-O molds again?” Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby) asks Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) halfway through Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Seeing her out on a date with a man who isn’t Mr. Maisel, he questions whether after building a secret comedy career out of the broken pieces of her marriage, she would go right back to being a housewife if a relationship beckoned. Read between the lines, though, and it’s clear what he’s really asking is whether Midge is actually willing to give up her cushy life as an uptown Manhattan housewife for a new and and far less glamorous one as a stand-up comedian who works blue while wearing lots of pink.

The question of Midge’s commitment to stand-up hangs over the first part of the second season. (Amazon released the first five episodes to critics for review.) Midge’s bawdy act is now the talk of the town, despite her still choosing to keep her nighttime antics secret from her friends and family. This might become more difficult now that she’s ditched her rather un-marvelous nom de comedy Amanda Gleason and is looking to expand her act beyond the Gaslight with the help of her manager Susie (Alex Borstein).

But it would be hard to blame Midge if she ultimately gave up comedy and slid back into life as a housewife. As empowering as it can seem to the 2018 viewer to watch Midge take down inconsiderate, sexist men on stage, making it as a comic is hard, and making it as a single woman in the comedy world of the 1950s is even harder. Midge is still remarkably constrained by her era, which is to say that it’s going to be a struggle for her to have her Jell-O mold and eat it, too.

The same holds true for most of the other women on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In fact, the internalized sexism is so strong that when Midge’s mom Rose (Marin Hinkle) escapes to Paris looking to revitalize her life, it’s her own daughter who tells her she needs to go home and be a wife again. The gender roles of the ’50s were so defined that even Midge has trouble seeing her mom as anything other than a mom.

Still, the marvelous Mrs. Weissman ends up going back to New York with Abe (Tony Shalhoub), who signs them up for a dance class and helps her audit an art class at Columbia University. This compromise is seen as a win for Rose, who now gets to fulfill some of her wishes. But, she still needs a man’s permission to do so. In this case, two men’s permission: her husband and the dean of Columbia, who signs off on her taking a class.

Midge also has to go through male bookers and fellow male comedians to perform anywhere in the city. Not to mention that it’s Lenny Bruce’s co-sign that helps add serious clout to Midge’s act. Men are the gatekeepers to a woman’s autonomy, which is why the little power women have in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a sort of a charade. Women can succeed, but often not without a man’s help, whether they’re an ally or an adversary.

That’s not to say it isn’t fun watching Midge and Rose start to come into their own this season, often by antagonizing men. They challenge them and show them what it’s like to be subservient — the butt of the joke, the follower instead of the leader. Through her act, Midge becomes more comfortable asserting herself in these male-dominated clubs where men get the good slots, and she even decides to heckle the male comedians who bumped her, getting laughs at their expense. But it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that this step toward autonomy also comes at Midge’s own expense, as her antics don’t go over well with the man who runs the club and most certainly won’t be inviting her to perform there again.

So yes, there is something powerful about these women taking on the patriarchy, but they’re by no means toppling it. Rose points out to the female art students at Columbia who have hopes of being teachers at the university that there are no women teaching in the department. It’s something these young women haven’t taken notice of, too focused on their dreams to consider reality.

But when Rose is told by the dean that these women are only there to help fund the college so men can succeed, she doesn’t stand up and fight for them. Instead, practicality kicks in: She encourages the dean to let the women switch to the business school where they’ll have an easier time finding a husband. After all, what else would these women do? Become artists? All the ones she knows are miserable or dead — no, they’re better off getting married. It means giving up some agency, sure, but in favor of security.

It’s a choice that underscores Midge’s predicament on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. For as brassy and headstrong Midge is, the show rightfully points out that it’s nearly impossible to be fully autonomous as a woman in the 1950s without taking some daring risks. Midge and Rose are defiant in fits and starts, but they aren’t yet ready to be fully independent, and neither is the society they live in. To be an independent woman in the 1950s is an all or nothing game that you can’t blame them for not wanting to play.

It’s part of why Midge still treats comedy like a hobby instead of a job, like her gig at B. Altman. She takes that position seriously, worrying about how she’ll work her way back to the makeup counter. But standup is an unsavory hobby for women, which is why Midge would rather let her parents think she goes out every night of the week looking for a man instead of spending night after night in dingy clubs honing an act that would certainly make them — and likely many potential suitors — blush.

The problem is, Susie, an actual independent woman, has staked her claim on Midge. She’s got nothing left to lose and everything to gain, which is why she’s willing to follow Midge on vacation in the Catskills with a plunger in hand to make sure she doesn’t miss her chance to be something big.

Midge, on the other hand, knows an actual career in comedy could mean losing everything that she’s come to take comfort in. She isn’t wrong to think that since there’s absolutely no way she’s getting the rabbi again if he knows the things she’s said about Jewish women in the bedroom.

But Midge can’t keep having it both ways. There’s only so long she can balance the expectations of being both a comedian and a housewife – and the same goes for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which will return for a third season. The stakes for Midge have to be upped and the show seems to understand that. At some point, Midge will have to make a choice. It won’t be easy, but at least we know we’ll be entertained watching her get there.

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These Ariana Grande & Cardi B Ugly Holiday Sweaters Will Make You Jolly AF

While you’re busy decorating your house with tinsel and swapping out your evening glass of wine with eggnog, you might also be planning your ugly holiday sweater lineup for this year’s round of holiday parties. Well, look no further than the Ariana Grande and Cardi B ugly holiday sweaters this season, because they are sure to be the biggest hit at any shindig.

While rocking kitschy reindeer and drunken Santas is always a crowd pleaser anywhere from a 12 Days of Christmas pub crawl to a family sit-down dinner, the celeb-oriented holiday sweaters bring something a little different to the table and are a little more pop culture oriented. While everyone else is putting on knits filled with ornaments and jingle bells, you can take a fair isle sweater with Cardi’s signature cat eye sunglasses and be the most memorable person at the party.

If you’re ready to trade in your elf references for some music world realness, then head over to IdeasByArianna (carrying sizes S Men’s – 4X Men’s,) an Etsy shop based in Seattle full of irreverent knits and celeb-focused products. In total, it has 31 items under the "Ugly Sweaters" category, giving you plenty of choices to pick the one you like the most.

Usually costing around $49, right now the shop has a 30 percent off sale and you can nab one of these pieces for an affordable $34. Plus, in honor of the holiday season, 10 percent of the purchases will go directly to Projeto Vida Corrida, which supports children in need in Capão Redondo, Brazil. Shop some of its picks below.

Ariana Grande Ugly Christmas Thank You Next Sweater

Ariana Grande Ugly Christmas Thank You Next Sweater

$34

Etsy

Usually $49 but now 30 percent off at $34, you can now nab this Ariana Grande sweater for $14 less. Featuring lyrics from her newest hit single, the sweater reads "Opening Christmas Presents Like, Thank You, Next." It has a floating Grande head in the middle with the artist’s signature high pony tail and cat ears, along with some fair isle-like stitching consisting of hearts, kisses, and snowflakes. While it’s a cute pick for a holiday party, it would also be a hilarious present for a pop lover on your gift-list.

Unisex Cardi B Christmas Sweater

Unisex Cardi B Christmas Sweater

$34

Etsy

Rep everyone’s favorite fashionista-slash-rapper this season with a Cardi B knit. Featuring the phrase "All I Want For Christmas Is Smoney Okurr," it not only captures the artist’s trademark personality, but catches all of our quest to stop being broke. It takes her image from her Invasion of Privacy album, and added in a Santa hat, a plethora of Christmas trees, and dollar signs, diamonds, and Cardi’s beloved Louboutin shoes.

Santa Do You Love Me? Drake Sweater

Santa Do You Love Me? Drake Sweater

$34

Etsy

Riffing off of the "Kiki, Do You Love Me?" Drake hit of 2018, this grey crewneck features a floating Drake head topped off with a Santa hat and the words, "Santa, Do you Love Me?"

Up your Ugly Sweater game this year and dress up with one of these pop culture icons this season.

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Jamaican cops hunting for missing Brit photographer Barbara Findley, 48, find body in bushes

Barbara Findley, 48, from Kensington, West London disappeared on November 30, having travelled to the island to spend time with her family at her home in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth.

A police spokesman in St Elizabeth said "We suspect that the decomposing body of a female found close to Providence Housing Scheme in Santa Cruz this afternoon may be that of 48-year-old Barbara Findley of nearby Beadles Boulevard who went missing last week. She was visiting the island from Kensington, England.”

Findlay was reported missing last week.

Reports are that after detecting a foul smell, residents discovered the decomposed body in bushes close to the entrance of the Housing Scheme about 1pm Wednesday and called the police.

Investigators say they are awaiting forensics to confirm the identity of the deceased as well to determine the cause of death.


Just four days earlier the body of Karen Clearly, 44, a returning resident from London was found buried in a shallow grave on the north eastern coast of Jamaica.

Cops said her body was found on a section of property she owned and was building a luxury home.

The body was discovered wrapped in tarpaulin in a hole that was covered with dirt and concrete.

Police in the case have taken a man into custody for questioning.

Cleary’s partner, Andy Kane, 56, confirmed the body police found was hers, via his Facebook page.



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'Once Upon a Deadpool' Teaser Gets Honest About the PG-13 Cut

Why would anyone make a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2? The answer is pretty obvious, and thankfully, Deadpool himself is here to tell it like it is. In a new Once Upon a Deadpool teaser, Deadpool and hostage/friend Fred Savage go back and forth bickering about why this new holiday edition of Deadpool 2 is coming to theaters at all. Watch it below.

Once Upon a Deadpool Teaser 

Let’s be honest: Once Upon a Deadpool is a cash-grab. It’s a way for Fox to make even more money off of Deadpool 2 by dropping a PG-13 cut with a few new scenes. You know it, I know it, and Deadpool knows it. This quick, amusing teaser has Fred Savage – who is being held hostage by Deadpool – asking several questions about just why this is happening. One of those questions: “Why PG-13?” Deadpool’s response: “It’s a family movie. Also, money.”

To everyone’s credit, a portion of the proceeds for this shameless attempt to bilk more money out of Deadpool fans will be going to a good cause. For every ticket sold, $1 will go to the charity Fudge Cancer – previously known as Fuck Cancer, “who have graciously changed their name to be more PG-13 friendly for the 12 days of Once Upon A Deadpool’s release.”

Content-wise, Once Upon a Deadpool is going to be a shorter, cleaner version of Deadpool 2, with a new framing device. Deadpool has abducted Fred Savage, and is forcing him to re-enact his role in The Princess Bride, listening to a story being told. All in all, there’s only about 20 minutes of new material added to the film. Still that’s likely to be enough to draw the audience in.

Once Upon a Deadpool will arrive in theaters on December 12, 2018.

To kick off the holiday season audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth’s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence. “Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Ryan Reynolds told Deadline. “I’ve said no since 2006. Now, this one time, I said ‘Yes’ on two conditions. First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage. The second condition took some explaining…” Fred Savage will join Reynolds in new scenes for ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL in an homage to Savage’s starring role in the 1987 bedtime-story classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Fred remarked, “while my participation in this film was anything but voluntary, I am happy to learn that Fudge Cancer will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab”

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Priyanka Chopra Adds ‘Jonas’ To Her Official Instagram Name

Priyanka Chopra is officially Mrs. Jonas – even online!

The 36-year-old actress added to her Instagram page, with her name now reading Priyanka Chopra Jonas on her profile. *Insert heart-eyed emojis here*

Priyanka tied the knot with Nick Jonas over the weekend in two wedding ceremonies in India – a Western ceremony, which was performed by Nick‘s dad, Kevin Sr., and a Hindu ceremony the day afterwards.

Just recently, Priyanka‘s new brother-in-law and future sister-in-law, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner called out an article that called Priyanka a “scam artist” and claimed that the marriage was fake.

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Miss & Mr. Golden Globes Over the Years

Miss and Mr. Golden Globes Through The Years

Hollywood heirs! Each year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association selects the daughter or son of a celebrity to carry the torch into awards season and assist with the annual Golden Globes awards show. From Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ eldest daughter Rumer Willis, to Melanie Griffith and her child Dakota Johnson, meet the most famous Miss and Mr. Golden Globes of previous years.

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