Marvel just told Whoopi Goldbert that their new character will be a woman version of Thor. The internet exploded and here we are thinking, “Well, that’s different!” But where are all the movies with superheroes who are actually women? The last time we had something resembling a superheroine was Elektra and that was nine years ago! Spiderman could use a Spiderwoman. Batman has his Batgirl. Storm built up such a great fanbase that it’s tragic Halle Berry doesn’t have her own hero movie out now. Hollywood should shake off the grudge against girl power and look at these 15 celebrities who can save the world.
It was a dark and stormy night when Wolverine got his own movie but Halle Berry never got to star in her own Storm movie. Oh, the humanity! Storm is always kicking butt in video games, comic books, and movies. According to the internet, the character Storm was born from a line of African witch-priestesses, has the ability to control the weather, and has a ruby that allows inter-dimensional transportation.
Scarlett Johansson probably knew that Marvel would never make a “Black Widow” movie so she went out on her own and made the lesser known superhero movie called Lucy which comes out this year. Black Widow is a Russian agent trained as a spy, martial artist, and sniper. She is also an accomplished ballerina! Black Widow meets Black Swan in the next deadly movie about dancing your way to the top.
Jennifer Lawrence already conquered Hollywood with “The Hunger Games.” Why not capitalize on the Mystique character from the X-men movies and give her a movie? You get all the fans from “The Hunger Games” and the X-Men franchise pouring their wallets into the big bowl of movie money. Mystique is blue. Blue mixed with yellow is green. Green is the color of all the money Marvel could make if they just have her a chance.
When Anna Paquin is not busy making out with vampires on “True Blood,” she’s turning her hair white for the role of Rogue in the X-Men movies. Rogue involuntarily absorbs the memories, physical strength, and superpowers of anyone she touches. She had an on-off love interest with Gambit so this is a good chance for a romantic comedy. We all had to sit through the sad, tragic affair of the love triangle known as Iceman, Ellen Page, and Rogue so at least give us a Mr. and Mrs. Smith type of movie with Rogue and Gambit.
Okay, Ellen Page with a ponytail has all the right ingredients for a delicious feast of a movie. From indie star to Hollywood heroine, the character Kitty Pryde has been moving in and out of the walls of our movie-loving hearts. The perfect script for Marvel would be Kitty Pryde passing through the walls of the cronut bakery to find out how they really make those donuts with croissants. Food Network meets the X-Men in this powerful pastry movie.
Catwoman was allegedly taught how to fight while she was a prostitute and Catwoman after seeing Batman in action. Anne Hathaway worked those muscles into shape for the role in The Dark Knight Rises and gave fans of the Devil Wears Prada a new lease on life. Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway could band together and make a movie where they’re both Catwoman. The fiercest whiplash battle could determine the winner and the prize is a trip to those Japanese cat cafes.
Gamora is one of the protagonists in the upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy. She is played by Zoe Saldana and is known as “the deadliest woman in the whole galaxy.” She has enhanced speed, strength, agility, and durability. So she’s like an alien Superman. McDonald’s could have fun with a Gamora movie by putting out alien happy meal toys and making planet shaped chicken nuggets. Wendy’s has great nuggets too.
Elektra, also known as Jennifer Garner, was born in Greece and became the chief assassin of a New York City crime lord. She supposedly learned ancient martial arts from China, Siam, and Japan so this is a great opportunity for whoever produced that samurai movie with Keanu Reeves to make the girl version of that. Jennifer Garner knows Ellen Page from working with her on the movie “Juno” so they could also make a Kitty Pryde/Elektra movie. Juno gets pregnant again and Elektra comes to save her from herself.
“Where are you, Invisible Woman?” asked a random guy. “I’m right here!” said the invisible woman. “But I can’t see you,” said the man. “That’s because I’m invisible, dude. Haha, the joke’s on you,” said the invisible woman. This character, who has been played by Jessica Alba in “Fantastic Four,” can make herself invisible. She can also cause her opponents to explode and Doctor Doom said she is the most powerful member of her group. It’s up to the actress Kate Mara to petition for her own movie now since she’s taking on the role.
She can shine bright like a diamond. Rihanna needs to get in on this Emma Frost goldmine. Emma Frost, played by January Jones in that X-Men movie we all know about, can control your minds just like subliminal messages in the yogurt commercials. She was transforming her body into a diamond during that X-Men movie but her talents also include telekinesis and astral projection. In the comics she wears a lot of winter wear so this is a potential cash grab for Christmas movies like “Santa meets the White Queen Emma Frost” and “Frosty the Snowman battles Emma Frost for the frosty throne.”
Hit-Girl is a costumed superhero and assassin who has the ability to take a bullet, fight with bladed weapons and is a little girl. In “Kickass,” the actress Chloe Grace Moretz was given permission by her mother to say all of the bad words used in the dialogue. Moretz was also in the movies “The Amityville Horror,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” and “500 Days of Summer.” The Hit-Girl movie could involve Zooey Deschanel for no reason at all. Hit-Girl versus New Girl.
Jean Grey has telepathic powers, can fly, and comes back from the dead to be a fiery phoenix god-like thing. She apparently graduated college as well so you know she’s got some book smarts to her. Professor Jean Grey looked pretty realistic in those X-Men movies so where are all of those “Nutty Professor Jean Grey” spin-offs starring Eddie Murphy and Famke Janssen as the powerful duo saving the world from themselves?
Liz Sherman, played by Selma Blair in the Hellboy movies, has pyrokinetic powers and thought that her powers were a result of her sins. The Catholic community could really get behind a character like this since Liz was raised Catholic and she prayed to keep the urges away. Also, Selma Blair was in that movie with Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde. There’s money to be made from the potential spin-off called,” Scorchingly Blonde: Liz Sherman’s new hairstyle.”
Come back to us, Alicia Silverstone! The world needs Batgirl to turn that frown upside down and don’t let Iggy Azalea have the last laugh in that “Fancy” video inspired by your movie “Clueless.” Put that rubber suit back on and save Gotham from people who have never had the pleasure of a girl shouting “As If!” while walking through the halls of high school with Stacy Dash in a weird hat that could be worn at the Kentucky Derby.
In the CW show “Smallville,” there was a character named Kara who wore daisy dukes and time traveled to unknown places. that was actually a version of Supergirl! The last time there was a film for Supergirl was in 1984 when she was played by Helen Slater. Supposedly she is not related to Christian Slater so don’t even go there. Ever since 1984, Superman has starred in the big screen for two movies, “Superman Returns” and “Man of Steel.” Meanwhile, the Supergirl comics are crying out for gender diversity in Hollywood.
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
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Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.