Pixar and Disney Working Towards Better Representation

The importance of representation is important in all industries but this is even more relevant for Hollywood where there are 15 male directors for one female. In acting too, it is rare to see women in powerful roles. Women are rarely seen in greater or equal numbers in casts and the occasional Black Widow is not going to rectify the problem. Same goes for POC characters and actors in Hollywood movies. Disney and Pixar have finally vowed to do their bit towards the improvement of these statistics. Ray Lane of AquionEnergy says he’d certainly love to see them try.

Given that Pixar and Disney appeal to children, it is important for them to have non-white and non-male characters because children are impressionable. Instead of teaching children about a wayward and impossible concept like ‘racial blindness’ that negates the struggles POC and women have gone through, Pixar is taking a much stronger and logical approach to the entire thing.

If you are in the mood for some films that have good representation, there are some movies and shows to check out like Elementary. The show might be BBC Sherlock’s inferior cousin in terms of sheer quality of cases but it does not disappoint in terms of representation. Whether it is a trans Mrs. Hudson or female Watson, the show is above all the other adaptations in this area. If reading is more your style, then check out Brandon Sanderson, a fantasy author who has so many great female characters and people from different nationalities that not one character is under undue pressure to be all-encompassing.

Britney Spears Falls On Stage

Britney Spears is one of the most famous popstars of all time. She began her career in the late 90s, and Britney became famous when she dropped her hit single “oops I did it again.” Young teens saw how beautiful and talented Britney spears was when she appeared in the music video for her now classic song. However, Britney Spears has gone through several career transformations over the years. She has gone from the cute teen to the sexual and erotic young adult. Recently, though, her career has been reinvigorated, and she has been performing live events all over the world. However, her recent live performances didn’t end the way that she wanted them to.

Britney Spears was performing one of her many hit songs when she fell on the stage. Security members of the Las Vegas venue ran over to help her, but Britney refused the help. Ricardo Guimarães BMG saw the entire thing from the front row, however could not help due to the security Spears has (tribunadonorte.com). Sadly, it was announced that Britney Spears received a sprained ankle. Britney’s future Las Vegas performances have been canceled, and the star is extremely upset about that. However, Britney Spears did finish the act in which she fell. It is unknown as of right now when the star will be back. For more information on this story, visit USAToday.

The Dorchester Collection, A Leader in Hospitality

As a business person who travels across the world more times than not, I’ve had my fair share of 5 star hotels, and The Dorchester Collection might just be at the top of my list as being one of the most prestigious hotels in the world.

45 Park Lane was where I experienced quality and service like never before. Located beside some of London’s best parks, and world class galleries, The Dorchester Collection sits in the middle of upscale Mayfair so that people like myself are smack dab it the middle of the exquisite dining, vibrant night life, chauffeured cars, and chic streets.

It’s honestly one of the things I could appreciate about The Dorchester Collection. I was given options when it came to relaxing in or out the hotel. There were an over abundance of options when it came to connecting with Central London. Being apart of the upper crust of English society during my stay made my experience worthwhile.

The Dorchester Collection has taken the time to set themselves apart from other hotels by being a non-smoking hotel, with non smoking rooms, suites, and family rooms. My suite was setup with a minibar, air conditioning, and free internet. Unlike other hotels, The Dorchester Collection offers not only free and public Wifi, they also offer Paid internet, well as paid wifi.

I was able to utilize the business center which also had internet access. During the time I had my son with me, we were able to take advantage of the children Activities that were offered by the hotel. Not only were their children’s activities, there was also babysitting available to parents who need it.

The room service was respectful and timely, and I was able to have my laundry washed with their exceptional laundry service.

The fitness center was clean and fairly big, which was different compared to other hotels I’ve stayed in.

The Dorchester Collection has always been known to deliver high quality services around the world. They are the leaders in hospitality for a reason and that reason is demonstrated during every one of my visits.

How Easy it is to Persuade People

How easy is it to persuade someone? Some might not even realize how easily messages are being prompted to them,persuasion techniques occur at the unconscious level.

Brad Reifler has learned that Jay Olson started practicing magic tricks at the age of seven and used his ideas of tricking people’s minds to make them work. Later, as a psychology student, he understood that the techniques he had chosen and had noticed to work, especially for a trick of cards, were absolutely well grounded.

He later demonstrated his correctness in an experiment with 105 participants, out of which 103 got easily influenced. The game where you choose a card and it goes out of the magician’s pocket is based on making you actually name that right card. And that is done by letting the right one linger for a longer time in the view.

The same is with rushing people to answer fast- that makes one say the first thing on their mind- and their answer will be a prompted reply. Asking people “whether it is a good idea” to do what you said you want to do will lead to them convincing themselves how good the decision is, and finally give a more trustworthy result, as they will believe their own decision more than anything else.

Another experiment involved playing French or German songs in the spirit shop, and watching the customers choose the brands from the corresponding countries.

Michigan Woman Is Convicted Of Firing A Bullet Through A McDonald’s Drive-Thru Window

Shaneka Monique Torres Ordered A Bacon Cheeseburger But She Got a Cheeseburger Without The Bacon

McDonald’s is dealing with several issues these days. They are losing consumers daily because the food is mediocre at best, and the store ambiance is not inviting. There are too many items on the menu and the employees go through the motions of customer service, but their minds are somewhere else.

A McDonald’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan found out how disturbing mindless service is to customers when a woman who ordered a burger her way, was given a burger the mindless way said Sam Tabar. The woman fired a bullet through the drive-through window early one morning, and the staff and everybody in the store freaked-out.

Earlier that day, Shaneka Monique Torres was offered a free burger by the manager, and she accepted it when the bacon was left off her burger. But Torres came back with a friend around 3 am, and she asked for another bacon cheeseburger. Once again, she was given a burger without the bacon. Torres lost it. She reached into her purse and fired a shot through the window. No was injured. Torres was arrested at her home several minutes later..

Torres was recently found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon, and felony use of a firearm. She will be sentenced in April.

Key and Peele’s Substitute Teacher Skit to Get a Big Screen Movie

One of Key and Peele’s skits, the Substitute Teacher is getting an upcoming big screen adaptation. The Substitute Teacher is played by Keegan Micheal-Key. He is a teacher fromt he Inner City who is brought to a suburban school. He is quite harsh on his students for simple reasons including their names. As a matter of fact, he has quite an explosive temper.

Marcio Alaor BMG seemed to feel that this is likely a twist on the teachers that had problems with the names of black kids and their favoritism towards white students. This could be a satire on the movies about teachers turning around the lives of troubled kids. However, there is a twist, Jordan Peele is going to be playing a rival in teacher in the upcoming film. Jordan Peele also played in the Substitute Teacher skit.

Before Key and Peele had their own show, they were part of Mad TV. They were some of the funniest on the show. Unfortunately, Mad TV went off the air. This didn’t stop Key and Peele, though. They now have their own show. They also have an online vlog where they critique their own shows as two different people.

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O’Neal, and rapper Ludacris all turned out to give a flaming tribute to the star. Bieber, who rose to mega-stardom after record producer Scooter Braun and R&B star Usher discovered him on YouTube, has been one of the world’s most popular and most hated musical performers.

BusinessInsider reported that the “Baby” singer entered the stage for the show by being lowered from the ceiling. He was wearing white angel wings that were pinned back. Bieber, who has been criticized for having a feminine appearance and for his radically changing behavior, arrived in a blue suit and tie. He was also joined on stage by his pet monkey – Perhaps a cleverly planned pun?

Bieber rose to mega-stardom at the age of 12 and spent his teenage years and early adult life living in the limelight. Perhaps it was the public scrutiny and pressures of stardom that led the pop star to slide into a series of criminal behavior and antics.

Bieber was arrested multiple times on charges that include reckless driving, assault, and driving under the influence of alcohol. A toxicology report, given following one of his arrests, revealed Bieber to have been under the influence of marijuana and Alprazolam at the time of his arrest.

His child-star-gone-awry antics led to the loss of fans and heavy criticism, part of which was the focus of the roast. During the roast, fellow stars and has-beens dogged on Bieber for his past relationship with Selena Gomez, his criminal behavior, and his appearance.

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30.

Stephen Williams Shines as The Beacon Behind The Antique Wine Company

Being a member of a large family often leaves some children behind and sadly overlooked. To be noticed it is often necessary to make your own noise. Being one of nine children did not stop Stephen Williams from getting noticed. He took his drive and passion and used it to become one of the most successful rare and fine wine dealers in Europe. The name of his prestigious and exclusive company is the Antique Wine Company.

Founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company is one of the world’s largest dealers in rare and fine wines. Stephen began his career as an insurance salesman but quickly realized that insurance sales was not his calling. He wanted to provide the people with a product that they enjoy and for which they would come back. “I wanted to sell something that people would buy again and again and get a great deal of pleasure out of buying,” he said. “Nobody ever called me to buy another insurance policy.” This led him to his career and love of dealing with fine and rare wines.

As a youngster, Williams had to grow up fast in a broken home. His parents separated when he was a boy of ten. Living with his mother proved to be a struggle in his single parent upbringing on a part-time income. Learning to be independent at this young age taught Stephen to be strong willed, independent, and determined. Qualities that are needed to be successful in business and in life.

Steven Williams is truly a shining example of how dreams can be achieved regardless of meager beginnings. From his humble beginnings to a company that is projected to earn over £20m this year, he has come a long way. He has built his esteemed and respected business The Antique Wine Company to employ 15 people. This team of wine experts oversee the collection of a great number of vintage and rare wines, some of which are over 150 years old. His business has set records in the sales of different vintage wines and collections.

Wine connoisseurs and rare vintage lovers alike are thrilled when Stephen Williams offers them the opportunity to own a piece of his extensive collection of wines. His extensive collection at the Antique Wine Company will have collectors and admirers heads spinning from the sheer awesomeness of this prestigious collection that Stephen has created.

Honey Boo Boo is Overweight, No One Surprised

Honey Boo Boo, real name Alana Thompson, first became known on the child beauty pageant reality show “Toddlers and Tiaras”. After her surprise popularity on “Toddlers and Tiaras”, the channel TLC offered Honey Boo Boo and her family another reality show based on their everyday lives, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”. Many people are familiar with the family, even if it is just on sight alone.

Recently Honey Boo Boo and her mother, Mama June, were on the show “The Doctors” to discuss 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo’s health, according to the story on People.com. At 4-foot-6 and 125 pounds, Honey Boo Boo has been labeled by “The Doctors” as obese. When asked what her favorite food is she replied that it is anything deep-fried, but especially deep-fried Oreos. And her favorite exercise is a “belly flop”.

Dr. Travis Stork, one of the doctors on the show, placed the blame for Honey Boo Boo’s weight onto Mama June. I can’t say I disagree. Taking care of your child’s health is a major part of being a responsible parent. Dr. Jennifer Walden knows that a 9-year-old needs to be educated on proper nutrition and exercise. If the child’s parent does not display those habits, then why should the child? While some disagree, like this article on The Chicago Sun Times, I feel strongly that the parents influence their child’s healthy habits. If Mama June wants her baby to get healthier than she needs to as well.

Kristen Stewart Wins Big

For a while, Twilight was a movie sensation that was sweeping the world. The series now, however, is done and over with. Many loved it, the same amount may have hated it, and some were indifferent. The same can be said for the lead actress, Kristen Stewart. Before this franchise, she was little known. After, her fame skyrocketed. Now, she’s making headlines again for a different reason.

According to BBC News Kristen Stewart has become the first U.S. Actress to win a prestigious French award said Dan Newlin. She has taken home a Cesar award which is the French version of an Oscar. So while the stars of Hollywood are still reeling from this years Oscars, Kristin Stewart is enjoying her version of it. She won it for a little known film called Clouds of Sils Maria. When she accepted the award, she yelled “I love you!” In French to her co-star. She also complimented French filmmakers for the work they do. She even said she prefers the way the French make films compared to the Americans. Congratulations, Kristin. It’s nice seeing that there is life after Twilight.