A sweet social media moment revealed, a wrong text gone right and…a telephone pole?

(CNN)You know what gets a bad rap? Pumpkin spice. That’s probably because it’s infiltrated EVERYTHING. Pumpkin spice hummus, pumpkin spice gum I even saw an ad on Facebook for pumpkin spice cleaning products! Maybe you think that’s going too far, but you know what? I say, let people enjoy things. If getting fall-flavored lattes in September when it’s still 95 degrees outside makes you happy, more power to you! If you want to lather your kitchen in pumpkin spice-scented disinfectant … er, that’s cool too. Just don’t blame your guests when they ask where the pie is. A wrong text at the right moment When Abby Fink accidentally texted a stranger instead of her church friend whose son was gravely …

Angel Di Maria piles the pressure on Zinedine Zidane as Real loses at PSG

(CNN)There was a time when Zinedine Zidane could do no wrong. That time feels an age ago. By the time Thomas Meunier, the PSG full-back, added PSG’s third in the 91st minute, the game was already over. “We didn’t really get properly into the game at any stage,” Zidane told reporters after the game. “We normally create lots of chances and though we had two ruled out today there was far, far, too little else. When we win, we win together, when we lose it’s everyone’s fault.” READ: How the Champions League drama unfolded READ: 19-year-old Håland scores hat-trick on Champions League debut On a night where Zidane had handed a first start to Eden Hazard, his $113 million summer …

Purim Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s some background information about Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrating Queen Esther. The earliest observances of Purim are believed to date back to the 5th century BC. The Story:Purim is a celebration of the bravery of Queen Esther. An orphan, Esther was raised by her relative Mordechai. She married King Achashverosh, King of Persia, and was made queen. The King did not know she was a Jew, because Mordechai had instructed her not to reveal her faith. The villain of the story is Haman, the adviser to the king. Haman hated Mordechai, because Mordechai refused to bow down to him. Haman then planned to exterminate all the Jews in Persia. Mordechai convinced Esther to intercede on the Jews’ behalf. She …

This Is Your Reminder That You Deserve More

By Case Kenny Updated September 17, 2019 Sarah Loven We all have this tendency to deflect worthiness away from ourselves to other people. It’s easy, and we do it without noticing! As you’re scrolling through Instagram, it’s so natural to see at that influencer with a million followers chillin’ in Mykonos or that entrepreneur buying a new Lambo or that beautiful model out and about in Miami and your reaction is, “Wow, yes, you are so successful, so beautiful, so talented. You deserve the fame, the money, the vacations. You deserve it all.” We all do this. We think those people are worthy of being happy and successful. But what about you? Why don’t you have nearly that much conviction that …

New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Fired After Using Racist And Homophobic Slurs

Saturday Night Live” on Monday fired new cast member Shane Gillis in response to recent  “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL,” a spokesperson for the late night show said in a statement Monday. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL. We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up …

Beyonc Lost Big at the Emmys and Her Fans Are Out for Blood

After this weekends Creative Arts Emmys, the Television Academy has a new swarm of enemies. Yes, the Beyhive is out for blood after Beyoncs breathtaking 2018 Coachella performance. The film offers viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the singers creative process, combined with spectacular footage from the concert. At the Emmys ceremony on Saturday, Beyonc lost the directing honor to Hannah Gadsbys Nanette, music direction to RuPauls Drag Race. Fans were particularly incensed, however, that the concert film lost to James Cordens Carpool Karaoke in the Outstanding Variety Special category. Twitter users were quick to point out how much effort and planning went into Homecoming. One others also focused on the seeming disparities in technical production between the two programs.) Though …

I Took Out A $20,000 Loan To Get Married… To Myself

San Francisco Chronicle write-up that followed the event, I asked readers to consider, “Is it a cry for help? Or is this a celebration and a community of love?” Were there some differences from the weddings I normally go to in Sonoma or Cape Cod? Sure. My dress had an 8-foot-long black train intended to evoke images of mourning, my bridesmaids spray-painted my dress during the part of the ceremony typically reserved for a ring exchange, and strippers delivered pizzas to my reception at midnight. I figured there had to be a little spice for a drag queen wedding ― after all, people flew across the country for it. My wedding was designed to make folks question what it means to …

Emile Heskey: I was on the floor and started crying. Then I found a barber | Jamie Jackson

The former England striker talks about homesickness in Liverpool, falling asleep during Grard Houlliers meetings and picks his favourite player from the golden generation Emile Heskey exudes a Zen-like calm whether discussing criticism of his goalscoring or recalling crying. The former Liverpool and England striker is at the Alderley Hotel in Cheshire to discuss his new book, Even Heskey Scored. The title was chosen because, he laughs, this is what everyone said. Yet if his career numbers are low for someone who played most of his career as a No 9 seven goals from 62 caps, 110 in 516 Premier League games his 53 assists in the top flight is a clue to his real worth. The figure stands at …

‘Queer girl with a nose ring’ rocks the Proms

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamie Barton sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow Self-professed “queer girl with a nose ring” Jamie Barton was the undisputed star of the Last Night of the Proms. The US mezzo-soprano, who took to the stage waving a Pride flag, said her mission was to “unify the audience”. And, with a sensuous reading of Bizet’s Habañera and a wistful Somewhere Over The Rainbow, she achieved her goal. “We are witnessing something rather remarkable,” said Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawney. “That moment an audience falls in love with a singer.” Last Night of the Proms – As it happened Get every Prom on BBC Sounds His co-presenter Georgia Mann praised Barton’s “heavenly warmth” and said …

Jack Ma, China’s richest man, steps down as chairman of Alibaba

Charismatic 55-year-old entrepreneur to be replaced by Daniel Zhang at e-commerce firm The Alibaba founder, Jack Ma, is stepping down as head of one of the worlds largest e-commerce companies, handing over the reins to his handpicked successor. Ma, who announced his retirement as chairman of the company last year, will celebrate his final day at a celebration marking his 55th birthday at an Olympic-sized sports stadium in Hangzhou, where he founded the company 20 years ago. The charismatic entrepreneur and one of Chinas most recognisable public figures will be replaced by the lower profile Daniel Zhang, the companys chief executive and an accountant by training. In a video posted on Monday, Ma said: Im the person always looking forward. …

The Day After I Killed Myself- The World Kept Turning, but I Wasn’t There

ShareTweetPin I killed myself The world kept turning, but I wasn’t there to see it. Last night was too much. I couldn’t bear another night of crying myself to sleep, of screaming into my pillow and praying for the pain to stop. I was tired. Tired of being sad. Tired of not being able to get out of bed. Tired of nobody caring. I was tired of being alone but also hated being with others, because they couldn’t understand the constant pain I was in. So I killed myself. The next morning, the sun rose, the birds sang, and the frost melted. My loved ones woke up, and with a good night’s sleep my best friend forgot about the stupid …

‘The Phantom Menace’ Was The Prequel To Today’s Fan Culture

Leonardo DiCaprio is at a Toys R Us right now buying “Star Wars” merch.  Despite his doubts, Callister rushed out to the Santa Monica toy store, making it in time to snap the internet-famous photos of “Over the years, I’ve had crazy calls, but generally they’ve been serious news stories,” Callister told HuffPost. “I didn’t really expect that call and that early in the morning to basically see an A-list celebrity buying ‘Star Wars’ toys. I didn’t even know Toys R Us stayed open that late.” This was “Phantom Menace” mania, and not even Jack Dawson from “Titanic” was immune to It had been 16 years since the previous “ “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” would go on to become …

Don’t Make Me Go To Your Gender Reveal Party | Betches

Lisa Schwartz is a Los Angeles native, actress, and YouTube sensation whose channel Lisbug has over 2.2 million subscribers. Her book, THIRTY-LIFE CRISIS: Navigating My Thirties, One Drunk Baby Shower at a Time, out now, is a collection of comedic personal essays in which she shares stories and musings about being an ambitious, modern day woman in her thirties. Before you decide to have a gender reveal party, I ask you to reconsider. Don’t get me wrong—I want the best for you. You have absolutely every right to do whatever your sweet pregnant heart desires; after all, you are brewing a baby and that’s no easy feat. The ones who have dug into their bank accounts to get you that bread maker for your …

‘There is nothing here’: The future is uncertain for 70,000 in the Bahamas left homeless by Dorian

(CNN)As the Grand Celebration cruise ship sailed away from the Bahamas on a humanitarian mission carrying nearly 1,500 hurricane evacuees, Ceva Seymour looked back at the hundreds of desperate Bahamians left behind at Freeport Harbour. Seymour, her relatives and all those who stayed behind are among the 70,000 people thrust into homelessness on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands by the strongest hurricane ever to hit the archipelago nation of about 390,000 residents. Young Dorian survivor saw woman get swept away with baby Nearby, in the town of Mudd, the devastation is so complete — homes entirely smashed — that it is difficult for residents to locate where their homes once stood. Local authorities believe there are people buried under …

Bahamas evacuees arrive at a Florida port on a cruise ship after facing Hurricane Dorian’s devastation

Riviera Beach, Florida (CNN)Ceva Seymour says she’s one of the lucky ones. Then, she and 16 family members were able to leave the storm-ravaged Bahamas and make their way to the safety of Florida on Saturday aboard the Grand Celebration humanitarian cruise ship.

Ferry operator apologizes after dozens of Bahamian evacuees were told to get off a ferry headed to the US

(CNN)The ferry boat operator that ordered dozens of Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the Bahamas off its boat apologized to passengers Monday but said it made the decision after being told more authorization for their travel was needed. Balearia Caribbean said it regretted and apologized for the “hardship and inconvenience” experienced by the 119 passengers from Grand Bahama who were not transported. But it added, “We boarded these passengers with the understanding that they could travel to the United States without visas, only to later having been advised that in order to travel to Ft. Lauderdale they required prior in-person authorization from the immigration authorities in Nassau.” US Customs and Border Protection struck a different tone Monday, pinning the blame for …