Social News Daily Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:09:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Michael Pitt Replaced By Joe Anderson On ‘Hannibal’ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:02:34 +0000

Michael Pitt will not be returning to the show Hannibal for season three.

Variety reports that the actor, who played Mason Verger, will be replaced by Joe Anderson in the third season. Details behind the move aren’t known but TV Line reports that it was Pitt’s decision to leave the show.

Recasting a character in the middle of the show is never a good idea but this could actually work. Mason Verger just suffered some major facial alterations on the show so he would look pretty different when he returns to the show regardless of who is playing him.

Anderson posted a photo (which has since been deleted) of himself wearing Mason’s full prosthetic makeup earlier this month.

joe anderson hannibal

Anderson seems pretty excited about joining the cast of Hannibal. Over the last few days he’s posted several photos about his new character.

Anderson writes: How long does it take you to put your face on in the morning? #hannibal

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Anonymous Threatens To Release Iggy Azalea Sex Tape Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:45:23 +0000

The hacker group Anonymous threatened Iggy Azalea over the weekend, saying that they would release the Australian rapper’s sex tape if she didn’t apologize to Azealia Banks.

Banks and Azalea have been having a bit of a feud on Twitter. In the wake of Eric Garner’s death, the two singers got into a war of words about race and police force. According to Anonymous, Iggy Azalea is guilty of “misappropriating black culture” and they are demanding that the singer apologize or else…

The group wrote on Twitter: “There’s an X rated tape of you, we bet you’d certainly don’t want public, are we right? @IGGYAZALEA….and this is nothing. Comply or else.”

The @theAnonMessage account has been suspended and the tweets have been deleted.

It’s also unclear if these threats came from an official Anonymous source. The group has seemingly denounced @TheAnonMessage’s tweets.

Iggy Azalea has not commented on the threat yet.

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Home For The Holidays! The 8 People You Always Run Into [Video] Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:06:48 +0000

It’s that time of the year, the holidays. A time to pack up and head home for a visit. A trip back to your hometown always goes the same way. It never fails. You run into the exact same people and have the exact same experiences, as the video below shows.

Going home means you get to see your beloved family. Visit that great cafe you used to frequent. Check out your old haunts. A visit home can be cleansing for the soul. It can also be stressful. There is several people that you want to avoid, but it never fails. You always manage to run into them. You know the types:

The stoner. The person that never managed to grow up. Still hangs at the same places, still living in their parent’s basement. You know.

The guy who never left. This is the person that judges you for getting out of town. What, you too good for your hometown? Umm, yes. That is why I don’t live here anymore.

The best friend. You know, you two were inseparable. Now, the thought of having to have a polite conversation seems excruciating. They know way too much about your past.

The one who got away. It never fails, you will see this person everywhere. Most likely with their significant other.

Your mom. Bless her heart. You will always be her little baby and she isn’t ashamed to tell everyone.

Your priest. Of course, he has to remind you. “Haven’t seen you in a while.” Well, yea. That’s the idea.

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Meet the Jenga Master [Video] Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:44:11 +0000

It was the ultimate Jenga move. Honestly, they better be glad they caught it on camera because it may probably never happen again.

The extremely short video shows the ultimate Jenga power play. With the quick flick of her wrist, this lucky lady knocks out the very bottom block without compromising the rest of the tower. If you have ever played Jenga, you know this is quite a feat.

Although, the video doesn’t show what happens when she places the block on the top of the tower. Per official Jenga rules, once a block is removed, it must be placed on the top of the tower. Wouldn’t it be ironic if the tower crumbled when she did? Regardless, still a pretty awesome party trick.

Don’t you wish she could pay a visit to your next game night?!

The video is gaining popular on reddit, where many users are saying it is a manufactured stunt. Some claim the pieces were glued together to make the move possible. Could it be fake? It is the Internet…

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Richard Simmons: MIA For Almost A Year Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:25:38 +0000

Exercise and weight loss guru, Richard Simmons, has been MIA for almost a year now. TMZ reports the eccentric fitness coach hasn’t been seen by friends and family for the majority of the year. His closest friends say they haven’t seen him since January 11. A close friend says this is unlike Simmons, who is known as a “social butterfly.” Even stranger, he hasn’t been to his fitness studio in 6 months. Pretty odd behavior, considering the man has lived his life consumed by working out. The source also said the strange anti-social behavior seem to began after a knee injury. Shortly after the injury, Simmons began to suffer from depression. Fans and friends have began to worry. Thomas Estley, a rep for Simmons released a statement.

“The truth is very simple, he has a knee injury, and it’s serious enough to keep him from doing what he loves most: exercising and motivating others.”

Richard Simmons

[Photo Credit: Simmons Facebook Page]

He continues saying that Richard Simmons will be back into action once he is healed. The rep adds that while Richard does need surgery, “he’s been hesitant to get it down because he had the same surgery on the other knee some time back and it was very difficult for him.” Estey also says that the fitness guru will be “back and better than ever, when he’s ready.” Friends and fans aren’t buying it because of recent incidents. For example, Simmons was very close to comedian, Joan Rivers. He was a no-show at her funeral. A close friend’s mother passed away and Richard didn’t even call him on the phone to offer his condolences. Estley responsed once again to the accusations, saying Simmons is not a shut in, but that he simply wears a disguise when he goes out into public. Fans argue that Simmons would never hide from his fans. He is known for his “exuberant personality and love for his fans.”

Eccentric Simmons

[Photo Credit: Simmons Facebook Page]

After the statement from Estley was released, a post was made on Richard Simmon’s Facebook page.

“I am so touched by the outpouring of love and concern I have received today. I have had a tough time dealing with this injury, as it is keeping me from doing what I truly love to do and that is to teach classes around the world. Make sure you keep Sweatin’!”

The post received thousands of likes and comments, which shows how adored Simmon’s really is.

A TMZ cameraman visited Richard Simmon’s residential estate and reported the house as being “devoid of life.” Even more unusual is the lack of Christmas decorations. Apparently, Simmons always decorates for the holiday with lavish lights and decorations

The story gets even stranger. Visitors say they have tried to pay the exercise guru a visit, but the housekeeper refuses to let guests into the house. No one, no matter who, has been let into the house.

This is unfortunate news. Richard Simmons is a man that devoted his life to others. There are many people who owe their life to his coaching and mentoring. He was the go-to person for all things fitness in the 80’s. He has helped countless people lose weight and learn how to live happy and healthy lifestyles. He has built a fitness and weight loss empire focusing on meal plans and at home workouts. He embraced the message of loving yourself and other. Unfortunately, it seems that Simmons has lost sight of his own advice.

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Dr. Evil Interrupts SNL To Mock North Korea, Sony Attacks Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:17:16 +0000

In true Dr. Evil fashion, the movie villain interrupted the cold open of Saturday Night Live to mock North Korea, Sony, and ‘The Interview’ debacle. Dr. Evil, portrayed by Michael Meyers, took several jabs at everyone, and everything, involved in the controversy.

The hilarious cameo was placed in the SNL episode hosted by Amy Adams. The episode also featured appearances from other SNL veterans, such as Kristen Wigg and Fred Armisen. Boy band, One Direction, served as the musical entertainment and participated in a couple of sketches.

With all of the talent present, Dr. Evil still stole the show as he presented his message to North Korea about giving “evil a bad name.” He then proceeded to make wisecracks about the hacking group, Guardians of Peace, North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, James Franco, and others.

First, he warned North Korea that there were more important things to kill than a movie.

“It’s easy to kill a movie, just move it to January,” Dr. Evil continues with a point to Sony about ‘The Interview’. “Why would you have  James Franco assassinate Kim Jong-un. The man almost single-handlely killed the Oscars.”

He took even took a jab at the hacking group calling themselves the GOP, an abbreviation for Guardians of Peace.

“There is already a GOP and they’re already an evil organization.”

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Darlene Love Performs One Last Time For David Letterman [Video] Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:58:46 +0000

The Rock and Roll hall of famer, Darlene Love, performed “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on The Late Show with David Letterman. Love went all out for the big performance. Check out the video.

The tradition of performing on the show began in 1986, when Love was just beginning with a 4 piece band. Not only has Darlene Love built a long and successful music career, she has also had many on camera roles, such as playing Danny Glover’s wife in the Lethal Weapon franchise films.

The talk show performance was her last on the show as Letterman is set to retire in 2015. Many have wondered why Darlene Love will not continue the tradition with new host, Stephen Colbert. Love has set the record straight, saying, “I made a point myself, and I want to do it just for David.”


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Are You Using These Common Words All Wrong? Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:15:13 +0000
LinkedIn influencer and writer, Jeff Haden, recently wrote a piece titled, “40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb.” The article is a must read for anyone in the business world, or just someone who doesn’t want to look like an idiot.


Everyone knows one misspelled word can keep your resume from getting that job you’ve always dreamed of. Well it works the same way with the spoken word, one misused word can discredit even the most intelligent person. So why take the chance? Check out some of the most common word blunders from Jeff’s list.

Adverse and averse:

Pretty simple. It’s just that pesky letter D causing all the trouble. Adverse means harmful or unfavorable. Averse refers to feelings of dislike.

I am averse to working conditions that are adverse.

Affect and effect:

I’ve seen these used wrong too many time to count, because it all depends on if you are using the words as a noun or verb. So straight from the horse’s mouth, also known as

“As a verb, to affect means ‘to act upon or have an influence on’, as in “Sunless days affect my mood.” It can also mean ‘to make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume’ as “to affect ignorance.” To effect means ‘to bring about or create’ as in “to effect a change.” If you affect something, you do to it. If you effect something, you cause it to be. As a noun, effect means ‘result, consequence, outcome’. An effect is that which is produced when you affect something: “The poem affected me deeply; it really had an effect on me.” Affect as a noun is a term from the field of psychotherapy meaning ‘the emotional complex associated with an idea or mental state’. Keep in mind that usually if you want a noun, the word you want is effect, but if you want a verb, the word you want is affect.”

Bring and take:

You bring things here and take things there. Both uses mean you move something, but it is the point of reference that matters.

Compliment and complement:

A compliment is when you say something nice, like, “Hey Meagan, your article is life-changing.” When you complement something, you add to it or enhance it, like adding chocolate sauce to a bowl of ice cream.

Criteria and criterion:

Both mean the same thing, but remember, criterion means one, criteria means two or more. Haden suggest using the words reasons or factors instead.

Slander and libel:

These words are most commonly misused by journalists. Both words mean to make false negative statements about a person. Slander is spoken, while libel is written. Remember, it cannot be slander or libel if it is a true statement.

It’s and its:

Those dang apostrophes. Always ruining it for the rest of us. Many sentences can be ruined by the misplacing of one of those buggers. For example, it’s. This is a contraction meaning “it is.” “Its” should be used to show possession.

They’re and their:

Once again, contractions. They’re is a contraction meaning “they are,” while their is used to show possession by a group.

You’re and your:

Same thing, you’re is a contraction meaning “you are”, your shows possession.




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Nick Offerman Recites ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’, Kinda [Video] Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:34:43 +0000

Who better to tell a classic Christmas story than comedian, Nick Offerman? On the The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Offerman made a guest appearance to present his rendition of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’. The story was told in true Offerman fashion, complete with sarcasm and curse words. Short and sweet, this version of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ is worth a watch.

Nick Offerman is known for many television and movie roles. Although, he is most known for playing Ron Swanson in the CBS sitcom, Parks and Recreation.

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North Korea Denies Attacks, Wants Joint Investigation Or Else Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:20:21 +0000

North Korea is denying any responsibility in the cyber attacks against Sony. Reuters reports, a North Korean spokerson says  accusing North Korea is nothing by “groundless slander.” On Friday, U.S. President, Barack Obama, held a press conference in which he announced that a federal investigation had connected North Korea to the attacks, but the doctoral country says that is untrue and is demanding a joint investigation into the attacks with the United States.

[Photo credit: Reuters]

[Photo credit: Reuters]

A spokesman with North Korea’s foreign ministry is reported as saying there will be “grave consequences” if the United States did not agree to the investigation. Could this be another unfounded threat? North Korea also says they have proof it was not involved with the cyber attack.

“We propose to conduct a join investigation with the U.S. in response to the groundless slander being perpetuated by the U.S. by mobilizing public opinion,” the spokesperson said. “If the U.S. refuses to accept our proposal for a joint investigation and continues to talk about some kind of response by dragging us into the case, it must remember there will be grave consequences.”

Despite the latest turn of events, Washington is sticking by their earlier announcement that North Korea is the sole culprit in the attacks. The United States is starting their own defensive  by asking for assistance from Japan, China, South Korea and Russia in getting North Korea under control. Japan and South Korea agreed to help the efforts, while China, North Korea’s only ally, spoke out against America. A Bejing-run newspaper published an article stating that America should not be proud of ‘The Interview’ and should not be making fun of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

“The vicious mocking of Kim is only a result of senseless cultural arrogance.”

Sony has recently responded to claims that the company caved into the terrorists. The company says it is still looking for other ways to release ‘The Interview’.

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