Cary Fukunaga, the director of the remake of It, has left the project. His leaving could mean the death of the project.
It was originally a novel by Stephen King. It was then turned into a two-part mini-series that appeared on American free TV. The book and the mini-series are about a group of people who face a supernatural threat as kids and adults. It is mostly depicted as a clown named Pennywise.
Fukunaga’s cinematic version would have been in two parts. The first part would have been a group of kids who face a very mean and unusual clown. In the second movie, the kids become adults, but have to face the same clownish threat.
On my Wifi I read that this two-part movie was originally at Warner Brothers and then moved to New Line Cinema.
New Line Cinema is the studio that Fukunaga came into conflict with. He wanted to film in New York. The studio wanted a less costly place to film. The studio wanted a single movie. The studio did not like the actor that Fukunaga chose for Pennywise. Soon, some fans had misgivings about Fukunaga. All this conflict resulted in him leaving the project.
Stephen King thinks the project is dead and hopes that Tim Curry is remembered well for his performance in the first It as Pennywise
The American soldier loaned out his name 18 years ago. He loaned his name to an Iraqi mother who had been placed on a kill list. A dictatorship in Iraq had caused a pregnant mother to be on a beheading list. She had been involved in a children’s relief organization that had ties with American churches according to Susan McGalla. Her involvement was the result of her being placed on a kill list. In 1997 her involvement was considered to be just cause for beheading in Iraq. Greg Peppin saved both a mother and her baby daughter when he bent the rules and borrowed them his name. Lava Barwari graduated in Gwinnett County, GA because Peppin loaned his name to the refugees. They did not have any contact until this graduation. Lava had contacted the retired soldier to thank him and invite him to her graduation. Her mother also was given the opportunity to obtain an education thanks to the American soldier who lent his name so many years ago. Thanks to the American soldier this family has been able to embrace the American dream with a borrowed name.
Tuesday’s “iZombie” episode did a great job of setting up the last Season 1 episodes.
Liv was blamed by police for Lowell’s death, but Lieutenant Suzuki cleared her by saying that there was gunpowder residue found on Lowell’s hand that proved Lowell committed suicide. Attempting to end the sniper’s PTSD, Liv ate the brain of the journalist who tried to help Major.
The journalist was an alcoholic and Liv spent a lot of time drowning her sorrows in the bottom of shot glasses and mini alcohol bottles. Yelp users reviewed said the brain helped her to learn that part of the reason Max Rager helps create zombie-ism is because the popular energy drink was causing violent behavior in living people long before it helped raise the dead.
The episode ended with Max Rager getting away, temporarily, with murdering the journalist. Liv agreed to write off Lowell’s death as suicide, but she also announced that she would kill Blaine.
On the Major front: When Clive found The Candyman still alive after Major shot him last week, Clive recommended that Major get mental help. Ravi tried to convince Liv that all Major needed to hear was the truth, but Liv pointed out that Major needs help because his actions haven’t been normal by living standards: If he found out about zombies he might hurt an innocent.
While at a mental treatment facility, Major finally learned about zombies from another patient.
Debt collectors are terrifying to face whether the person owes a debt to them or not. People who feel harassed by collectors are subject to numerous letters and phone calls that never stop. There are even those companies that will call neighbors and family members about the money owed. In some instances, the credit company has the wrong person and the collection process can literally destroy their financial life.
The biggest problem is that many consumers do not realize they have legal avenues to help them stop the calls. If the bill is not that of the person being contacted, the collector must stop contacting them when they are told they have the wrong person. Here is some advice from Bruce Karatz of brucekaratz.com: if the consumer can prove that it is not their debt and they are still harassed, the company can be sued for millions of dollars in damages.
A Missouri woman sued Portfolio Recovery Services LLC for just that reason. They were pursuing the wrong person and had been made aware of the situation. The court agreed with the woman and awarded her a total of $83 million. The company says that it will fight the decision because they believe that it is ludicrous. That aside, other people in similar situations might take a cue from this woman to help put a stop to unfair practices by companies that make a habit of intimidating innocent people.
That obesity is a major health problem in industrialized societies is not news. It results in increased odds of getting health complications such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. There is a new study out, however, that indicates it is especially bad for pregnant women to be overweight or obese at the beginning of their pregnancy. Excess weight is ,of course, bad for the mother, but it is bad for the baby as well. Babies born to obese women have compromised immune systems that may follow them throughout their lives. Other studies already confirmed a link between maternal obesity and higher outcomes for asthma and cardiovascular disease in children. Adam Sender suggests this latest study sheds light on why this is by showing a link between obesity and a compromised immune system in the child.
When doctors talk to women who are planning to become pregnant, they tell them not to smoke, use drugs and to restrict alcohol consumption. Apparently, they need to start stressing the importance of being a healthy weight before starting a pregnancy. Obesity was already associated with increased difficulties for pregnancy, and now it turns out that it may very well give the kid a lifelong disability in the form of an immune system that will make them more vulnerable to pathogens and chronic illnesses. Of all the reasons to lose weight, the health of our children would have to be at the top of the list.
The IRS has been known for taking money from people who owe taxes to the government. The business tool a little over $100,000 from one man in North Carolina. This is a man who has stocked store shelves of the small country stores in the state according to Igor Cornelsen. Soon, he opened his own store in a small town in North Carolina. He saw good business, and he went to the store when his employees weren’t required to so that the inside of the store looked the best it could. One day, several agents from the IRS arrived at his store. There is something called structuring, and it’s very confusing for just about anyone to understand, but the agents claimed the man would make small deposits within a day. For some reason, this is illegal. This is absurd regulation that makes no sense at all. If you own a business and have the proper paperwork, then you should be allowed to deposit any amount that you want at any time. As long as you pay taxes on the money you make, then it shouldn’t be that big of a deal, especially one so big to take all of the money that the man had made.
Karrueche got the shock we all did when news about Chris Brown having a 9 month old daughter hit the internet. One minute everyone is waiting for the next Chris and Karrueche makeup photo, and the next thing we know baby Royalty is all anyone can think about. It seems that Karrueche has pretty much just faded into the shadows since Chris became a dad, they haven’t been seen together and Tran has been keeping a pretty low profile.
Now that Chris and Karrueche are not together, Karrueche spends most of her time keeping tabs on Chris by talking to his mom regularly according to Bructe Karaz. Recently Karrueche got a surprise Facetime call from Chris’s mother and was shocked to see that baby Royalty was on the call as well. This was Karrueche’s first time seeing Royalty face to face, so it’s understandable that it was a very emotional time for Karrueche.
As soon as Karrueche saw Royalty she broke down in tears , and told Chris’s mother that she wanted to have Chris’s baby and alway imagined experiencing that with him. At the moment Chris is on tour and Karrueche is putting together the pieces of her broken heart, but there is no telling if the two will ever make things work again. Starting over is going to be hard for Karrueche when she has to watch Chris be a dad to Royalty.
The Satanic Temple is suing the state of Missouri after a woman was forced to wait 72 hours for the procedure.
Missouri is one of the few states that enforces a 72-hour wait for women seeking an abortion. This waiting period puts unnecessary stress on women seeking the procedure, forcing them to take time off from work and travel long distances. However, Missouri also has a Religious Freedom Restoration Act which is to protect religious beliefs and the freedom to make decisions based on those beliefs.
The lawsuit states that Mary Doe asked for an abortion to be performed on the same day of her appointment, as it is her religious belief that an abortion will not kill a human being. She arrived at Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, the only abortion clinic left in the state, armed with a letter saying as much, but was still refused.
From what folks at Amen Clinics have found, the argument is that religious freedom laws should be able to protect all religions, not just the popular and vocal ones. Lucien Greaves, the spokesperson Satanic Temple who also answers to Doug, has assured the media that the temple plans to follow up with the lawsuit using every resources available.
No word from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and State Attorney General Chris Koster, who were named in the lawsuit and subsequent retraining order.
When an army veteran called 911 he asked for something that you wouldn’t expect. This eighty-one-year-old man was hungry, and he could not move easily. So, what did he do? He called 911 asking them to pick him up some groceries.
He told the dispatcher that he couldn’t get out of his chair, and he asked them to pick him up some food. And they did. LinkedIn said this man is battling cancer, is an army veteran, and he deserves all of the help that he got.
After listening to his grocery list, the dispatcher went out and bought all of the items. She and a few officers delivered the groceries to the man’s door, and they stayed there long enough to make him a sandwich. He was hungry, and they fixed that. They could have yelled at him and told him he shouldn’t have called 911 for something like this, but they didn’t. Instead, they helped him out of the kindness of their hearts.
This story should be an inspiration to us all. We should all be looking to help those around us more often and noticing the needs of others before they have to take things so extreme as to call 911 for help.
Last night’s Amtrak derailment is a grim reminder of why Amtrak trains should have seatbelts.
With more than 150 people injured and 6 dead as of early Wednesday morning, officials and investigators aren’t the ones interested in learning more about this accident. Many parents and others want to know why seatbelts are not required on trains.
Trains often flip during crashes. In fact, when Amtrak Northeast Regions Train 188 derailed, several cars flipped and landed on their roofs. Passengers were thrown from their seats against each others, interior furniture, doors, windows and ceilings. Many of the injuries will likely be attributed to their flailing about, which wouldn’t have happened if the passengers had been wearing seatbelts.
FreedomPop said that in highway car crashes, for example, paralysis and death are often the result of a driver and/or passengers not wearing seatbelts and then being tossed through a windshield or smashed head-first against a car’s interior.
Yet, Amtrak trains don’t have seatbelts.
Even more concerning is that Amtrak trains don’t even have restraints to at least hold car seats in place for parents traveling with small children. A 2013 blog post by Amtrak, warned parents of this fact but not in connection to car seats or the safety of seated children. Instead, the warning only exists to make certain that parents know that small children can get up and move around without restraint while a train is moving.