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Obama Responds To Crtics Who " Pop Off" With Opinions On ISIS Strategy
Speaking at the G-20 leaders' summit in Turkey on Monday, President Obama blessed us with the soundbite of the week while defending the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State. Critics argue that the Obama administration is not doing enough to fight ISIS by failing to deploy ground troops into Iraq and Syria to confront ISIS head on. POTUS, who calls that idea a "mistake", shut down that talk with a polite thanks, but no thanks:
"If folks want to pop off and have opinions about what they think they would do, present a specific plan," Obama said. "If they think that somehow their advisers are better than the chairman of my Joint Chiefs of Staff and the folks who are actually on the ground ... we can have that debate." Until today I had no idea that the G in G-20 stood for grangsta.
In response to Friday's Paris massacre, 10 Republican governers in Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Texas have "popped off" by denying Syrian refugees into their states. (Via: Reuters/ABC)
Charlie Sheen Will Make A "Revealing Personal Announcement Tuesday Morning
According to multiple reports via TMZ and Daily Mail, the troubled actor is set to sit down with Matt Lauer to reveal that he's been diagnosed with HIV. This comes after a series of blind items published on Radar Online and Blind Gossip describing a Hollywood actor who had been diagnosed as HIV-positive. During last year's Sony email leak, in an exchange from an insider referring to Sheen's trouble on-set, they wrote, "it's hard to to be a drug addict and be HIV positive and do 40 eps a year."
Sheen's appearance will beat a story in this week's National Enquirer set out to accuse Sheen of launching a "multi-million dollar cover-up" that hid his status to the dozens of unsuspecting women and the public. (Via: Variety/TMZ)
GLAAD And HRC Reject Anonymous Group's Petition To Remove The Transgender From LGBT
There are over 2,000 signatures under the Drop the T petition which calls for the LGBT-driven publications and organizations, including GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign and Lambda Legal to officially drop the "T" from the acronym. According to the petition, launched by a "group of gay/bisexual men and women", trans idealogy is "not only completely different from that promoted by the LGB community (LGB is about sexual orientation, trans is about gender identity), but is ultimately repressive and actually hostile to the goals of women and gay men." The group goes on to list instances of harrassment, appropration and erasure from the gay and lesbian community.
Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin has rejected the petition's asks, as did GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. (via: Advocate)
The First Boy Ever Cast In A Barbie Commercial Is Fierce
"Moschino Barbie is SO fierce," screams the fierce boy child in Mattel's ($150.00!!!!) Moschino-branded Barbie commercial. The boy bander faux-hawk, the wink, the fabulousity = ALL YAAASSS. (Via: Towerload)
Shia LaBeouf Opens Up For The First Time On Trolling Us With #AllMyMovies
via ALL MY MOVIES
Last week, Shia LaBeouf staged a social-media art installation in which he was filmed watching his filmography back-to-back at New York's Angelika Film Center. He spoke to NewHive about the experience, lacing the internet with a brand new collection of Shia-isms like:
"I can’t articulate how big this was. I don’t even know yet. All I know is I feel the weight of it. I’m walking through the streets and I’m smiling, like a cartoon character…I felt extraordinary support... It’s the first time really in my life, before the other shows, because all of the other shows never changed my coffee order name. This shit changed my coffee order name, which in turn, changed my sense of self."
Wow. (Via: New Hive)
PostedNov 13, 2015