“When HIV came out, nobody really had the right answers: It’s a gay disease, it’s from monkeys, that guy’s gay so don’t shake his hand or look him in the eye,” he says. “It wasn’t until Magic Johnson that it entered the national spotlight, and guys didn’t want to play ball with him on the same court. It’s easy to say to those people now, ‘Oh, you bigots!’ but at that time, nobody was really sure about how HIV was transmitted. I remember people saying it could be transmitted through perspiration. So, ignorance fueled the paranoia.” … [Read more...] about Matthew McConaughey In ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: From Bongos to Oscar Contender
Douglas Collins, executive producer of The DM Zone, said “we couldn’t be more excited to join forces with PodBean and to bring our informative video podcasts to listeners everywhere. It’s a perfect example of how online media can extend the reach and impact with a terrific platform like PodBean. And with six podcast shows already on the schedule, we’re just getting started.” … [Read more...] about The Launch of The DM Zone VIDEO Podcast Features Hollywood Celebrities, Legendary Musicians, Artists, Travel Vlogs & More!
Once all the thinkpieces about this exchange and what it means culturally had been written, Perry stepped in and blew it all up again, sending out a tweet obviously directed at Swift, whose video “Bad Blood” is rumored to be an attack on Perry. She called out Swift’s hypocrisy in demanding the support of all women when Swift herself is using a popular music video to criticize a female contemporary. … [Read more...] about The Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift-Katy Perry Feud Just Saved the VMAs
As The Daily Beast’s Amy Zimmerman wrote, Kardashian beat Swift at her own game. Using celebrity power, a PR machine, immeasurable cultural influence, and media masterminding she refocused a spinning, potentially damaging narrative to not just “set the record straight”—once the singular concern in a celebrity controversy, now second to public perception and goodwill—but recast herself as the victimized hero. Swift? Now she’s the mean girl. … [Read more...] about Can Taylor Swift Survive Kim Kardashian’s Snapchat Burial?
Armstead was one of the athletes involved in one of the Bay Area sports community’s most profound annual events: The Game Changers awards. The event is a benefit for Coaching Corps, a non-profit that supports high-quality coaching for underserved communities. … [Read more...] about 49ers’ Armstead honors youth coach from Sacramento