Abby Lee Miller Gives Felicity Huffman Prison Advice: First Day Is ‘The Most Stressful’

Abby Lee Miller, who appeared on “Dance Moms” but later spent eight months in prison on fraud charges, gave some advice to “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman for her role in the college admissions scandal.

“Well the first day going in is the most stressful, then after that, she is going to be in a big, huge room with bunk beds, tons of them. That’s where they first put you to get acclimated to the prison life,” Miller told reporters on Sept. 14 while attending the Creative Arts Emmys, People magazine reported. read more

Trump Questions Iran’s Denial of Saudi Oil Attack Involvement

President Donald Trump on Sept. 16 questioned Iran’s denial of involvement in the recent drone attacks on oil facilities that knocked down half of Saudi Arabia’s daily production.

He made a simile to an earlier claim Iran made after shooting down an American drone in June.

“Remember when Iran shot down a drone, saying knowingly that it was in their ‘airspace’ when, in fact, it was nowhere close,” Trump said in a tweet. “They stuck strongly to that story knowing that it was a very big lie. Now they say that they had nothing to do with the attack on Saudi Arabia. We’ll see?” read more

Theater Review: ‘Betrayal’

NEW YORK—By the end of the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s 1978 play “Betrayal,” there are no winners, only survivors. The work has arrived in New York, with the cast intact, after an acclaimed run in London.

As gallery owner Emma (Zawe Ashton) explains to her former lover Jerry (Charlie Cox), her marriage of more than a decade to Robert (Tom Hiddleston) appears to have come to an end. During this marriage, there have been infidelities on both sides, most importantly the married Jerry’s seven-year affair with Emma. read more

Rep Matt Gaetz Mocks Dems “Low-T” Impeachment Effort

Rep Matt Gaetz Mocks Dems “Low-T” Impeachment Effort

Authored by Rusty Weiss via The Mental Recession

Rep. Matt Gaetz mocked Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, calling their renewed push for an impeachment investigation “low-T,” “low energy,” and akin to a “Seinfeld hearing” about nothing.

The Committee earlier today voted to launch a formal impeachment investigation. It marks the first vote conducted by the group regarding the potential impeachment of President Trump.

Gaetz (R-FL) lit into his Democrat colleagues in the midst of a hearing on the rules governing the investigation. read more

JPMorgan Quant Guru: Here Is Where Oil’s Price Spike Starts To Slam The Stock Market

JPMorgan Quant Guru: Here Is Where Oil’s Price Spike Starts To Slam The Stock Market

Too much of a good thing can be harmful and while the surge in oil prices in the last 24 hours has sent energy-related stocks higher, and taken a modest haircut off the broad stock market; JPMorgan’s quant guru Marko Kolanovic warns that if oil prices keep rising then than spoonful of inflationary medicine will start to weigh on stocks quite notably.

Notably, the recent shock in Oil prices came amid significant crowding in short oil and gas futures by systematic and macro investors, even more extreme shorting of oil and natural gas exploration and production stocks by hedge fund pods and quants, and puzzling investor complacency towards geopolitical risks. read more

Film Review: ‘The Goldfinch’

Rated R | 2h 29min | Drama | 13 September 2019 (USA)

Director John Crowley’s new tear-bogged drama, “The Goldfinch,” is probably one of the most anticipated film adaptations of a literary work in the past decade. The film is the transmogrified version (adapted by screenwriter Peter Straughan) of author Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, which rocked the literary world, selling millions of copies since its launch back in 2013.

It’s a sprawling, 800-plus-page would-be epic that I found overly convoluted and needlessly sentimental, wallowing in its characters’ despair and hopelessness. read more

After Stranger Puts Bag Over Her Head, 6-Year-Old Girl Escapes Abduction

A 6-year-old New Jersey girl escaped a possible abduction after a stranger forced a paper bag over her face.

The girl said a white man approximately 40 years old who was driving a black SUV put the bag over her head while she was outside.

Some friends had been with her but they left and she was cleaning up toys when the man came up and put the bag over her head.

“It was reported he never tried to grab her. She screamed and went inside her residence. she was not injured. The black SUV was observed sitting in the parking space for an extended period of time. That parking space is now empty,” the Howell Township Police Department said. read more

Model Widow of Cars Singer Ric Ocasek Speaks out After His Death

The supermodel widow of The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who died over the weekend, has spoken out following his death.

Paulina Porizkova posted a photo of flowers left outside a Manhattan townhouse that she had shared with Ocasek, who was 75 when he passed away.

“Thank you” is what she wrote of the tribute.

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According to the New York Post and other news reports, the longtime singer was found dead in his home on Sunday, Sept. 15. read more

Progressive Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren for 2020

The progressive Working Families Party said on Sept. 16 that it is endorsing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the Democratic primary, dealing a blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who won the group’s endorsement back in 2016.

“The Working Families Party is proud to announce our endorsement of @ewarren for president in the Democratic primary,” the party announced in a Twitter post.

The Working Families Party is proud to announce our endorsement of @ewarren for president in the Democratic primary. #WFP2020 #WFP4Warren pic.twitter.com/HnVofql6Xp read more

Linda Sarsour Too Radical for Women’s March But Not for Bernie

Veteran anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour has officially been removed from the Women’s March movement after taking heat for a string of anti-Semitic comments that have threatened the organization’s credibility and activism.

Sarsour and two other members of the Women’s March’s inaugural board have officially been removed from the organization as a result of what the Washington Post described as “anti-Semitism, infighting and financial mismanagement.”

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The controversy stemming from Sarsour’s repeated dissemination of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are said to “have slowed the organization’s progress and diminished its impact,” according to the Post. read more