Striptease – NKFAN http://nkfan.net/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:51:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://nkfan.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Striptease – NKFAN http://nkfan.net/ 32 32 Comedian Rob Schneider, Warhol exhibition, Lego art https://nkfan.net/comedian-rob-schneider-warhol-exhibition-lego-art/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:51:12 +0000 https://nkfan.net/comedian-rob-schneider-warhol-exhibition-lego-art/ Editor’s Note: Due to concerns about the coronavirus, some events may have been canceled or rescheduled after The Post’s publication deadline. 1. SEE Opening of the “Metal & Wood” gallery, The Peach In this photo exhibit by Jesse Henderson and Mike A. Cohen, reused skateboards serve as the canvas for Cohen’s laser-etched photos while Henderson […]]]>

Editor’s Note: Due to concerns about the coronavirus, some events may have been canceled or rescheduled after The Post’s publication deadline.

1. SEE

Opening of the “Metal & Wood” gallery,

The Peach

In this photo exhibit by Jesse Henderson and Mike A. Cohen, reused skateboards serve as the canvas for Cohen’s laser-etched photos while Henderson uses an aluminum base for unique prints. With more than 30 years of residence in New York between them, the duo bring a strong street aesthetic to The Peach.

The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. 3950 Georgia Ave., West Palm Beach. To free. Information: www.thepeachwpb.com/events

2. ART OF THE GARDEN

“Nature POP!” by Sean Kenney

Monts botanical garden

Reconnect with your inner child in this new exhibition by acclaimed artist Sean Kenney that features over 40 sculptures made from over 800,000 LEGO® pieces and explores the beauty of nature through highly stylized and colorful displays which contrast starkly with their surroundings.

The exhibition opens on Saturday and continues until May 1. Visit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. $ 15; seniors, university students, military $ 12; 6 to 17 years old $ 7. 531 N. Miltary Trail, West Palm Beach. Information: www.mounts.org

3. MORE TO SEE

“Warhol !, Warhol !, Warhol! »Exhibition,

Lighthouse Art Center

Celebrating pop art, this exhibition will feature rarely seen originals by Andy Warhol, pop art sculptures by ceramic artist Ray Gross, including a life-size porcelain Harley-Davidson, an exhibition and sale of pop art jewelry; James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy exhibit on the patented art of Thurmanite and Ethical Metalsmith’s radical mini jewelry makeover.

The opening reception is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and the exhibition runs until March 23. 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Reception $ 5, members free. Information: lighthousearts.org

Rarely seen originals by Andy Warhol will be on display during the "Warhol !, Warhol !, Warhol!" exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.

4. LEARN

CULTURE & COCKTAILS with photographer / producer Bonnie Lautenberg,

The Ben

Lautenberg, widow of former US Senator Frank Lautenberg (Dem., NJ), got to know many leaders of the nation from Clinton to Biden and has a series of portraits “How They Changed Our Lives: Senators in as workers “in the Archives of Congress library. She is currently co-producing a musical based on the life of pop icon Andy Warhol. The event will be moderated by Carol Rose, editor-in-chief of the Palm Beach Daily News.

The event is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. 251 N. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach. Advance $ 75, at the door $ 85. Information: www.palmbeachculture.com

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5. LAUGH ALONG

Rob Schneider,

Impro in Palm Beach

This versatile comedian has been breaking funny bones for decades with performances on Saturday Night Live and movies such as “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo”, “The Animal”, “The Benchwarmers” and many more.

The show will take place on January 14 at 7:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on January 15 and January 16 at 7 p.m. 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $ 30. Information: www.palmeachimprov.com/events/51521

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6. THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME

“Gypsy,”

The wick theater

Considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, this classic, which debuted on Broadway in 1959, features music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is based on the 1957 memoir by striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.

The show runs through February 6 with matinees at 2 p.m. and evening shows at 7:30 p.m. 7901 N. Federal Highway. Boca Raton. Tickets start at $ 85. Information: www.thewick.org; 561-995-2333.


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Joe Santoro: Antonio Brown is not crazy https://nkfan.net/joe-santoro-antonio-brown-is-not-crazy/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 20:19:58 +0000 https://nkfan.net/joe-santoro-antonio-brown-is-not-crazy/ Antonio Brown, then wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, waves to the crowd as he leaves the field on January 2, 2022, in East Rutherford, NJ (Andrew Mills / NJ Advance Media via AP) By Joe Santoro Wednesday, January 5, 2022 We are now supposed to have mercy on Antonio Brown. We’re meant to […]]]>

Antonio Brown, then wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, waves to the crowd as he leaves the field on January 2, 2022, in East Rutherford, NJ (Andrew Mills / NJ Advance Media via AP)

We are now supposed to have mercy on Antonio Brown. We’re meant to feel empathy, sympathy and compassion for the (former?) Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver after he acted like Ned Braden in the movie Slap Shot, stripping to the waist and strutting out from the field last weekend.
Mr. Perfect Tom Brady, after all, feels sorry for him. “I love it,” Brady said this week. “I have a lot of empathy for the things that are going on in his life. Former NFL defensive back Rodney Harrison says the NFL needs to help Brown because he is suffering from CTE. Harrison said CTE made Brown remove his jersey, shoulder pads and helmet and walk out of the pitch, waving to the crowd by stepping out like a stripper around closing time.
Reports tell us that Bucs head coach Bruce Arians is at fault because he repeatedly tried to force Brown back onto the pitch despite Brown complaining of a serious injury to the pitch. ankle. It is also an ankle injury that apparently disappeared when Brown was doing his striptease. So, yeah, everyone’s at fault if Brown acts like a spoiled, selfish, attention-seeking 3-year-old this weekend. The sport of soccer, of course, is also at fault as it gave Brown CTE. The coaches are at fault because all they want is Brown to perform well on the pitch. The fans are at fault because, well, they allow his erratic behavior by buying his jersey and idolizing him. Everyone except Brown is at fault.
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Brown has been active on social media since leaving the Bucs bench. If it’s crazy, well, we’re all in trouble. He had enough common sense to put on all his clothes before leaving the stadium in a driver’s car. If this is crazy then we all need help. Who hasn’t, after all, forgotten to put on a shoe shirt or both when going out to get the mail?
Brown released a rap video just hours after supposedly fading on Sunday. It’s not crazy. He’s a guy promoting his next career. Brown was at the Brooklyn Nets NBA game the following night. Has the CTE acted again? Hey, there is no truth to the rumor that he went there to give Kyrie Irving his fake vaccination card. And he didn’t strip himself across the pitch during a timeout, either. So he was just a guy sitting in the stands cheering on his favorite NBA stars.
Are these the actions of a person just hours after experiencing depression from mental illness caused by severe head trauma? We should all have exciting, event-filled and interesting days and nights.
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The dumbest story of the Brown striptease show so far has involved former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens. Yep, the same guy who was one of the creators of the look-at-me, right-i-great? Club of large self-absorbed receivers. He invented large receivers stripping themselves to the waist in front of the cameras.
Owens, now 48, hasn’t played in the NFL for 11 years and is in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, says he would like to replace Brown on the Bucs’ roster. “I know I can do it,” Owens said on his podcast. “I feel like I can compete at a high level. »Stop laughing. Anything is possible in the NFL these days. Owens, after all, would make Mr. Perfect Tom Brady feel young.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team saw tremendous growth in last Saturday’s 79-70 victory over New Mexico. The Pack won one game when point guard Grant Sherfield, who has carried his teammates on his back for the past two seasons, scored just two goals and scored just 10 points. Prior to last Saturday, the Pack was 0-2 when Sherfield, who has played 38 games for Nevada in his career, scored two goals or less in a game and 2-4 when Sherfield scored 10 points or less. So, yes, the Pack can win when Sheffield doesn’t fill out the stats sheet with points.
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Or did he do it? Sherfield may have only scored 10 points himself, but he was responsible for the most points of any player in the Pack against New Mexico. The 6-foot-2 point guard had 10 assists that led to 24 points, so he was directly responsible for 34 of the pack’s 79 points. His assists led to 3 points from Tre Coleman, Alem Huseinovic, Desmond Cambridge and Kenan Blackshear as well as layups or dunks for Will Baker (four), Coleman (one) and Cambridge (one). So maybe Sherfield blamed the team after all.
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We still have no idea what kind of attack new head coach Ken Wilson will lead next season for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team. Wilson, a career linebacker coach, announced the hiring of four defensive coaches this week, but no offensive coaches. The only offensive coach officially on the staff of the Pack is currently running backs coach Vai Taua, although Wilson is expected to hire Oregon offensive analyst Nate Costa as quarterbacks coach for the Pack.
The only former Oregon assistant Wilson apparently won’t hire is former Pack assistant Jim Mastro. Mastro, a longtime running back coach who coached with Wilson in Nevada, Washington and Oregon, recently turned down an offer as an assistant to the Miami Hurricanes (under the former coach- Oregon Chief Mario Cristobal) as he takes a year of training to stay home on the West Coast due to an undisclosed family illness.
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The name best known to Wolf Pack fans among Wilson’s new assistants is defensive co-coordinator Mike Bethea. Bethea played linebacker for the Pack (for linebacker coach Wilson) in 2008 and 2009. He made 29 tackles in 2008 in just nine games and 70 tackles in 13 games in 2009. Bethea was also a graduate assistant coach of the Pack. in 2010 and 2011. and has been a defensive coordinator at an NAIA (University of Ottawa, Arizona) school for the past four years. Bethea was also a graduate assistant in Washington state from 2013-2015 with Wilson as the Cougars linebacker coach.
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Bethea, who apparently bleeds silver and blue like Wilson, may well become the head coach of the Wolf Pack one day. After all, it’s no surprise that he’s a part of Wilson’s first team, given their long-standing relationship. Bethea, after all, was one of the pack leaders as a player and was always a favorite of Wilson and former pack trainer Chris Ault.
“I think Mike’s work ethic is great,” Ault said in August 2009. “And I think his attitude is even better. I like these components. And I know one thing. He will put it on the line for us.
After missing much of the second half of the 2008 season with a broken foot, Bethea said in 2009, “That (an injury) shows you how great to be out there, train and play. everyday, how special it is. I wish I had more years here. I talk to Coach Wilson about it all the time. He now gets those extra years in Nevada, thanks to Wilson.


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January 4 to 10, 2022 https://nkfan.net/january-4-to-10-2022/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/january-4-to-10-2022/ An ‘explosive’ comedy legend plays Delray, Almodovar’s acclaimed new film opens in Boca and Beatles drummer Al Di Meola tours the universe. Plus, Wick’s “Gypsy” and more in the coming week. WEDNESDAY Bradley Theodore What: “Bradley Theodore: Artist in Residence” and “Formes + Figures” Where: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach […]]]>

An ‘explosive’ comedy legend plays Delray, Almodovar’s acclaimed new film opens in Boca and Beatles drummer Al Di Meola tours the universe. Plus, Wick’s “Gypsy” and more in the coming week.

WEDNESDAY

Bradley Theodore

What: “Bradley Theodore: Artist in Residence” and “Formes + Figures”

Where: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $ 7 to $ 15

Contact: 561 / 832-5328, ansg.org

Invoking both the vibrant mysticism of Day of the Dead imagery and the brutal street art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York painter Bradley Theodore creates motley and intrepid works that reinvent sacred portraits – from British royalty to religious icons – as crews of skeletons, blurring the lines between their inner and outer forms. Her high-intensity, vibrant pastels have evoked figures from George Washington to Muhammad Ali to Karl Lagerfeld, and her celebrity collectors include Bryan Cranston and Salma Hayek. He will bring his work to Ann Norton for this unique residency, alongside the open-air “Forms + Figures” exhibition, featuring the dynamic work of sculptors Patrick Hurst, Julian Wild, Tarik Currimbhoy and Jason Myers.

THURSDAY

What: Jimmie “JJ” Walker

Where: Arts Garage, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach

When: 8 p.m.

Cost: $ 30

Contact: 561 / 450-6357, artsgarage.org

In 1974, up-and-coming comedian Jimmie Walker had the talent and fortune to land the role of JJ in CBS’s “Good Times,” a role that would enshrine Walker – and his iconic slogan, “Dyn-O-Mite” – in the history of pop culture. While this remains his most famous part, Walker has continued to be a staple on screens large and small for almost 40 years, and more recently he has returned to his roots and his passion, stand-up comedy. up. Baptized Time Magazine’s ‘Comedian of the Decade’ for the 1970s, and once employing future headliners David Letterman and Jay Leno as joke writers, Walker brought his talent to small and mid-sized clubs like Arts Garage, which launched its new “The Art of Laughter” “monthly comedy series this Thursday.

FRIDAY

What: Opening night of “Gypsy”

Where: The Wick Theater, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton

When: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 95

Contact: 561 / 995-2333, thewick.org

One of the crowning glory of her folk art form, “Gypsy” riffs on the memoir of actual strip artist Gypsy Lee and her bossy stage mom, Rose (played by Laura Hodos, above), one of the titanic roles of musical theater. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and an exceptionally believable (for a musical) book by Arthur Laurents, the result is one of the most dramatic and complex musicals of its time, or from all eras, with standards from “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” to “Let Me Entertain You” to the kitsch classic “You Gotta Get a Gimmick.” As often as “Gypsy” is produced, it still isn’t a horse. battle tired, because it always gives new perspectives on human psychology.Production runs until February 13.

What: Opening night of “Parallel mothers”

Where: Living Room Theaters at FAU, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton

When: Show pending hours

Cost: $ 10.50

Contact: 561 / 549-2600, fau.livingroomtheaters.com

Once the disobedient child terrible of world cinema, Spaniard Pedro Almodovar has embraced the wisdom and maturity of age in late career wonders such as ‘Pain and Glory’ of 2019 and now the elegant ‘Parallel Mothers’ , whose emotions swell with threads. close-ups imbued with the flavors and textures of contemporary Madrid. Penelope Cruz plays Janis Martinez, a lifestyle photographer whose adventure with a forensic anthropologist leads to an unexpected pregnancy and shared motherhood with another future single mother, teenage Ana (Milena Smit). After their births, the women separate, until fate intervenes. What at first glance looks like a garden variety soap opera – babies were swapped at birth in the incubator, made months after the fact – is just one facet of Almodovar’s meditation on genealogy and parenthood, about separation and closure, about facing the worst of our history. As Janis and the father of her child struggle to unearth the burial grounds of family members who disappeared under Franco’s rule, these themes spill over into generations of characters, arguing that there is a need to fight. with the ghosts of the past to move forward. “Parallel Mothers” runs until at least January 13.

SUNDAY

What: Al Di Meola

Where: The Parker, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale

When: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 33 to $ 43

Contact: 954 / 462-0222, browardcenter.org

The god of the guitar Al Di Meola is the first to admit that he was not born with a gold plectrum between his child figures. His rise to the roster of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists in jazz and rock came after an eight- to 10-hour-a-day monastic studies program during his high school summers in Bergenfield, New Jersey. The work has paid off in the form of some 38 releases since 1976, not to mention his previous tenure with Chick Corea and jazz fusion pioneers Return to Forever. Known for his complex rhythmic syncope and seemingly effortless lyrical precision, Di Meola has joined legends from Pavarotti to Paul Simon, and recently returned to his formative musical love, The Beatles, in the 2020s. Across the universe, whose exhilarating covers further explore the possibilities of the Lennon / McCartney corpus.


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How MAGA Media’s dead ends fought for rejections in Trump’s wake https://nkfan.net/how-maga-medias-dead-ends-fought-for-rejections-in-trumps-wake/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 08:29:06 +0000 https://nkfan.net/how-maga-medias-dead-ends-fought-for-rejections-in-trumps-wake/ Illustration photo by The Daily Beast / Getty Riddled with post-election turmoil with equal parts unwavering enthusiasm and megadosis of grievances, for some of the most ardently pro-Trump right-wing media stars, 2021 has turned out to be a pretty eventful year. For many, with President Biden in the White House and Trump retreating to his […]]]>

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Riddled with post-election turmoil with equal parts unwavering enthusiasm and megadosis of grievances, for some of the most ardently pro-Trump right-wing media stars, 2021 has turned out to be a pretty eventful year.

For many, with President Biden in the White House and Trump retreating to his Mar-a-Lago golf club, it has been a year of vicious internal struggles as the MAGA movement grapples with a sudden shift in power and dramatic.

It was the year Dominion Voting Systems filed massive billion dollar lawsuits against MAGA pundits and media, forcing the biggest names in right-wing media to reconsider their deferential coverage of Trump’s gratuitous election lies. . The result was, in part, a largely unbalanced battle between TBEN News, Newsmax and OAN over who could woo the smarter Trumpworld without sinking into legally murky waters. It was also the year when conservative talking heads threatened to quit, squandered career opportunities, or boiled down – in public and private – over their employers’ compliance with various vaccine rules.

Perhaps no stalemate in the 2020 election has been as essential to such feuds in 2021 as Mike Lindell. The CEO of MyPillow has had a massively fruitless year: from the fight against TBEN News to the destruction of Newsmax and the Christan Salem Radio Network, he adopted the unusual tactic of bickering with the right-wing media entities that had long boosted him , posing as an extravagant. Provocative MAGA.

Initially, his fight began with TBEN News, all of which came from the Conservative titan not airing his conspiracy theory-based ads promoting the in-person voter fraud convention in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which he organized in mid-August. This mini-war ended when Lindell took down his ads and shouted “shame on TBEN News”. (He would later try to fail several times before finally getting back in the best favor of TBEN and resuming his pillows and slippers advertising on their airwaves, albeit with a touch of whining about “canceling the harvest.”)

Then, in October, Lindell focused his anger on Chris Ruddy’s Newsmax, who earlier in the year denied an interview with the pillow mogul when he spat out lies about the election. “We brought in Newsmax and they canceled all of their ads on Frank Speech,” Lindell said one evening on her show, describing the right-wing network as a competitor.

In light of its seemingly endless year of strengthening, The Daily Beast called Lindell to see what the Pillow Executive plans to play in 2022. He claimed this would be the year his baseless voter fraud complaint would finally be heard. by the Supreme Court and a great wave of “hope” will seize the masses.

Mike Lindell blames vast GOP conspiracy for Supreme Court failure

“We are going to save our country. There will be no more machines. We will have fair voting systems, ”he told the Daily Beast. “The Right to Free Speech of the First Amendment [comes] and journalism will come back tenfold.

Moreover, according to Lindell, 2022 will somehow bring the downfall of the world‘s most watched cable news network and main Conservative rival. “TBEN [News] and Newsmax will be gone, ”Lindell said savagely. Of course, all of this was in the service of promoting his own business: “Frank Speech will replace them and [Steve Bannon’s podcast] WarRoom and places like this where they can really express themselves, ”he added.

Former Trump administration officials also found themselves empowered last year, with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows defending all kingdoms in the MAGA world after his new book revealed the The ex-president covered up a positive test for COVID-19 three days before his first debate with Biden. Trump and his allies railed against Meadows, and the ex-official was quickly sidelined and allowed Trump to call his book “fake news.”

The fallout from the Meadows book launch debacle only intensified, as soon as after bending his knee in front of his ex-boss, he found himself in the MAGA turmoil again: during In a A particularly controversial interview with rising far-right radio star Stew Peters, he was confronted with his alleged links to the “Chinese Communists”.

TBEN News host Dan Bongino was another right-wing figure who courted internal feuds throughout the year. Relentlessly pro-Trump character with a seemingly intense and short temper, Bongino saw some success in 2021 by presenting himself as the “lead” character of Trumpworld with mainstream support on both TBEN and Cumulus Radio, where he is. did. replaced the late Rush Limbaugh at many stations.

However, in doing so, Bongino encountered new opposition from other right-wing forces, including his colleague, Alabama-based Cumulus radio host Dale Jackson, as well as pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood.

In late October, Jackson began to publicly and unequivocally denounce his fellow radio star, essentially calling Bongino’s bluff when it came to defying their boss, Cumulus, to cancel his show on the vaccine mandate of the business. While emphasizing Bongino’s “badass routine”, Jackson said Bongino’s attempt to suppress a company-wide policy came far too late. “It would have been a better public conversation before this vaccine mandate was put in place,” he said. From that point on, the two continued to clash in public, while Cumulus remained silent.

And in early December, after the fallout from Tucker Carlson’s interview with Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse made its way into right-wing circles, Wood became enraged after conservative stars, including Bongino and Carlson, claimed the lawyer took advantage of the teenage vigilante and used a bail fundraiser. effort for its own gains.

Lin Wood’s Bonkers war against Bongino and Tucker Carlson gets even uglier

The beef took a particularly ugly and absurd turn earlier this month when the lawyer called the pair of plants “the deep state”, mocking Bongino’s personal appearance and posting a screenshot of an alleged email showing Carlson’s “boyfriend-boy” relationship with Hunter. Biden.

QAnon’s friendly lawyer also vowed to sue TBEN News, Bongino and Carlson for their “reckless disregard for truth or falsity.” Reached by The Daily Beast last week, Wood insisted he still intended to take legal action against Carlson and Bongino, but that it would come in time. “Let them simmer for a while,” the lawyer said.

But the infighting between some of the most eccentric figures in the MAGA movement did not end there.

Roger Stone, veteran GOP agent and self-proclaimed “dirty trickster,” spent much of 2021 bringing his fire and fury to many other Trumpworld characters, from Mike Pompeo to Ron DeSantis, while rekindling a long-standing feud. date with former Trump adviser Steve. Bannon. Stone still wants to “debate” Bannon, which has yet to be scheduled, and there is little hope that such a reunion will ever happen as Stone has accused Bannon of being the person who “gives it away.” ‘order’ to violate the Capitol. during the riots of January 6.

“Murder Plot” Allegations, Dog Bite and Roger Stone: In Florida’s Craziest Race

This year, Stone, a Homburg hat lover, found himself at the center of a twisted saga engulfing a key South Florida congressional race. The agent and his allies have attempted to destroy the prospects of Trump-backed candidate Anna Paulina Luna with bizarre feuds over a dog bite and “murder conspiracy” allegations. The battle between Stone’s group and Luna has not abated, as agents loosely connected to the Trickster continue to show up for Republican campaign duties to film her and aggressively sprinkle allegations of club work. striptease or forged an electoral registration.

And the always eager to fight, Sebastian Gorka, a conservative radio host of fish oil peddlers, has found himself abreast of petty right-wing feuds this year.

While he hasn’t waged a war on street parking etiquette this year, he found himself blocking horns with a constant stream of prankster callers and QAnon super fan Bill Mitchell.

Amid the war of words, alleged covert threats of doxing, and abundant assistance from legal threats, Gorka introduced Mitchell as a staunch follower of QAnon – a factual and accurate statement – and the apparent former allies in the fight against “The Swamp” ended up sour on both. And Gorka made it clear in 2021 that he was fed up with the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory that ended up dominating parts of the MAGA movement.

With 2021 in the rearview mirror, all the conflicting elements of the right-wing media appear united in the hope that Trump will soon find himself in power, with at least a stalemate convinced it could happen before the election. 2024.

“People are going door to door,” Lindell told The Daily Beast, saying loudly that Trump could be reinstated as president while having his hair cut on a Sunday morning. “It’s true!”

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Channel 5 celebrates the life and work of Pauline Collins – ATV Today https://nkfan.net/channel-5-celebrates-the-life-and-work-of-pauline-collins-atv-today/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 17:11:29 +0000 https://nkfan.net/channel-5-celebrates-the-life-and-work-of-pauline-collins-atv-today/ Originally titled ‘We Love Pauline Collins’ is a one-off special for tonight’s schedules… This celebrity tribute celebrates the career of Pauline Collins, an international star of stage, film and television for over 60 years. Channel 5 has interviewed a multitude of famous faces, including stars, directors, collaborators, fans, friends, film and television critics, and those […]]]>
Originally titled ‘We Love Pauline Collins’ is a one-off special for tonight’s schedules…

This celebrity tribute celebrates the career of Pauline Collins, an international star of stage, film and television for over 60 years.

Channel 5 has interviewed a multitude of famous faces, including stars, directors, collaborators, fans, friends, film and television critics, and those influenced by his work. Among those interviewed were Tom Conti, Simon Callow, Willy Russell and Nerys Hughes.

Interviewees share first-hand ideas and anecdotes, providing context and color to the stock footage. They choose their favorite moments and their memories reveal how Pauline shaped their lives, share private stories and pay homage to her influence.

John Alderton and his wife Pauline Collins in the Upstairs Downstairs spin-off Thomas and Sarah. (LWT)

The tone is emotional, festive and nostalgic. Filled with music videos and interviews, the documentary features highlights from Pauline’s most famous performances, such as Shirley Valentine, to lesser-known roles such as a 1960s film on the strip scene.

The program unites the nation in an appreciation of Pauline’s legendary performances, her fame and her bond with her fans. Pauline has graced screens in shows ranging from medical soap Emergency service 10 (MTB) to sci-fi drama Doctor Who both in its original execution and rebooted comeback (BBC) and in the period drama Up down (LWT).

Pauline Collins: Britain’s Sweetheart, Channel 5, 8 p.m.

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Several Quad Cities sites to organize special events for New Years Eve https://nkfan.net/several-quad-cities-sites-to-organize-special-events-for-new-years-eve/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 17:57:02 +0000 https://nkfan.net/several-quad-cities-sites-to-organize-special-events-for-new-years-eve/ There are a number of special New Years Eve events taking place in the Quad Cities on Friday, December 31st. Tribute to “Solitary Man” Neil Diamond in Circa Circa ’21 Playhouse Dinner, 1828 3e Ave., Rock Island, welcomes veteran Circa Bootlegger Brad Hauskins to lead a talented cast of musicians and singers in an all-new […]]]>

There are a number of special New Years Eve events taking place in the Quad Cities on Friday, December 31st.

Tribute to “Solitary Man” Neil Diamond in Circa

Circa ’21 Playhouse Dinner, 1828 3e Ave., Rock Island, welcomes veteran Circa Bootlegger Brad Hauskins to lead a talented cast of musicians and singers in an all-new tribute to rock legend Neil Diamond.

Brad Hauskins of Circa will star at the Neil Diamond Tribute Concert on Friday night.

Celebrate the New Year with all of your favorite Diamond classics including “Cherry Cherry”, “Cracklin ‘Rose”, “America”, “Forever in Blue Jeans”, “Sweet Caroline” and many more.

Tickets cost $ 98 per person; dinner will be served from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the show from 9:15 p.m. Offers include appetizers (pre-installed on the table), souvenir photo, chocolate covered strawberries, soup and a salad and a choice of four starters (prime rib sculpted in jus and horseradish sauce; chicken marsala with mozzarella; plaice stuffed with crab with béarnaise sauce or portobello ravioli).

The ticket price includes taxes and tip on the meal portion, and there will be a countdown to midnight with favors and champagne. Reserve your seats at 309-786-7733, ext. 2, or at www.circa21.com.

Debauchery with burlesque at Speakeasy

A nine-year holiday tradition returns to Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island, 1818 3rd Ave., next to Circa.

Bottoms Up Quad City Burlesque will perform on December 31, 2021 at Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island, next to Circa ’21.

The theater welcomes Bottoms Up Quad City Burlesque to ring in 2022 with a brand new show on Friday, December 31. Bottoms Up will roll out the red carpet to celebrate the New Year with a night of striptease, comedy and beautiful women. There will also be a midnight toast with the cast to ring in the New Year.

Tickets are $ 25 in advance and $ 30 on the day of the show. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show begins at 10 p.m. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Tickets can be reserved by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2 or at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com.

Taboo Burlesque party at Village Theater NYE

The QC troop Taboo Burlesque will be part of the animation of the Village theater New Years Eve, from 7 p.m., 2113 E. 11e St., in the village of East Davenport.

Taboo Burlesque will be; perform at the Village Theater Friday night in the village of East Davenport.

It will be a great celebration to support two great causes: QC Harm reduction and New ground theater. $ 10 gets you hours of great music, hilarious comedians, a champagne toast and more.

QC Harm Reduction is a non-profit organization founded on January 1, 2015 in Davenport by Kim Brown and René Dickerson. Brown is a mother, grandmother and nurse who lost her son Andy to an accidental heroin overdose on May 25, 2011.

QC Harm Reduction supports accurate and evidence-based drug education, prevention of drug-related illnesses and injuries, and effective drug treatment for problematic use. They continue to support innovative health approaches to drug use, drug treatment and drug policy based on science and research. They believe that all solutions that can promote public health and mitigate harm should be considered.

For more information on the Théâtre du village event, visit their Facebook page.

Live “Dreams” at the Redstone Fleetwood Mac tribute

The Redstone room at River music experience (129 Main St., Davenport) will host the latest All Sweat Productions event. They will perform the classic Fleetwood Mac album, “Rumors” in its entirety, along with other Fleetwood Mac hits.

The next All Sweat series concert at Davenport’s Redstone Room will be Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” and other Mac hits on December 31st.

Friday doors open at 8 p.m., with the show at 9 p.m., starting with DJ Buddha. This show is going to be a Black Light / White Out party – wear as much white as you can, as you sound in 2022.

Rumors was an instant commercial success, selling over 10 million copies worldwide in just one month after its release. He won Album of the year to Grammy Awards 1977. It has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Her original tracklist was “Second Hand News”, “Dreams”, “Never Going Back Again”, “Don’t Stop”, “Go Your Own Way”, “Songbird”, “The Chain”, “You Make Loving Fun ”,“ I don’t want to know ”,“ Oh daddy ”and“ Gold Dust Woman ”.

All Sweat Productions is an RME program that brings together members of the Quebec music community to celebrate some of the greatest moments in the history of music. Each show features a different cast of musicians from a wide variety of genres and groups from the region

New Years Eve tickets are $ 20- $ 50, available HERE. For more information on All Sweat Productions, visit their Facebook page.

Get “Satisfaction” in Rhythm City

Another big name tribute concert will rock the Rhythm City Casino Events Center (7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport) at 10 p.m. Friday.

“Satisfaction / The International Rolling Stones Show” is the internationally touring tribute show to the “World‘s Greatest Rock & Roll Band”. This popular Billboard & Pollstar show is entering its 20th year of production with more than 4,000 performances, according to the casino.

“Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show” begins at 10 pm Friday at the Rhythm City Casino.

“Presenting up to 150 shows a year, this highly acclaimed production features the most authentic cast and costumes of its genre,” says a group biography, noting that Mick Jagger impersonators, Keith Richards and cast bring a performance. colored over 50 years of classic hits. They have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news, and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television and radio as “The World’s Greatest Show Honoring The Rolling Stones And Their Legacy. “.

Tickets will be $ 25. Seating is banquet style with 10 seats at a table. ADA section tickets are intended for customers with reduced mobility and up to three accompanying persons. If companion seats are not available because the ADA section is sold out, Rhythm City Casino Resort will offer alternative seats as close to the accessible seat as possible, if available, at the purchase price of the other section.

Tickets are available HERE.

North of 40, electric shock at the exhibition center

Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, has a big New Years party, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and a cover charge of $ 5. North of 40 will be on stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Electric Shock (an AC / DC tribute band) from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Limited number of reserved tables are on sale now. Your $ 200 table includes entry for 8 people and your own bucket of beer, freebies, and a bottle of champagne. Smokin Butt’s Prime Rib Dinner is back and available to purchase for just $ 30 if it’s done by today, December 27. Call the living room office at (563) 326-5338 to reserve your table and dinner packages.

For more information visit mvfair.com.

Dirt Road Rockers back to Bettendorf

After a long hiatus, the Dirt Road Rockers will ring in the New Year from the Crawford Brew Works Bridge, 3659 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf. CBW will remain open until 1 a.m. for the event.

The Dirt Road Rockers will be back on Friday night at Crawford Brew Works, Bettendorf.

The show will begin immediately following the QC Storm Watch Party at CBW, with play starting at 7 p.m. Dawgers Hot Dogs will open at 4pm in the CBW Pop-Up Kitchen and serve food until it runs out, otherwise you can bring your own.

For more information visit Crawford site.


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Notable Nevada Figures Who Passed Away in 2021 https://nkfan.net/notable-nevada-figures-who-passed-away-in-2021/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 01:11:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/notable-nevada-figures-who-passed-away-in-2021/ Nevada lost several notable people in 2021, including casino hotel developers, business tycoons and Strip artists. Here is a list of notable Silver State figures who passed away this year: Sheldon adelson Sheldon Adelson, one of the most successful luxury resort developers, philanthropists and political influencers of his generation, died on January 11 of complications […]]]>

Nevada lost several notable people in 2021, including casino hotel developers, business tycoons and Strip artists.

Here is a list of notable Silver State figures who passed away this year:

Sheldon adelson

Sheldon Adelson, one of the most successful luxury resort developers, philanthropists and political influencers of his generation, died on January 11 of complications from treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was 87 years old.

Adelson founded and was President and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. since its inception in 1988.

A generous philanthropist, Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have funded medical research, a private school, drug rehab clinics, and several other causes. He built The Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo and Convention Center, which is now known as The Venetian Expo, helping to transform the hotel-casino industry along the way.

“For me – as for his children, his grandchildren and his legions of friends and admirers, employees and colleagues – he is quite irreplaceable,” said Dr Miriam Adelson.

Born in Boston, Adelson has conducted numerous businesses around the world, including in Macau and Singapore.

Adelson’s family bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2015.

Siegfried Fischbacher

Siegfried Fischbacher, half of the legendary Siegfried & Roy illusion team, died on January 13 at the age of 81. Fischbacher met his partner Roy Horn on a cruise ship in 1957, and the two came to Las Vegas in 1967. Their show at the Mirage would headline 5,750 sold-out performances.

Fischbacher and Horn, who died in 2020, are remembered as “larger than life”. Fischbacher would visit the Secret Garden of the Mirage in his later years and interact with visitors, pulling coins to donate.

Stanley mallin

Stanley Mallin, a hotel and casino developer who was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in 2019, died on September 11 at the age of 98.

Mallin co-founded Caesars Palace and Circus Circus with his longtime partner Jay Sarno and has a street named after him near hotels. He was remembered as a “gentleman” and an avid golfer after his death.

Kenny Lee and his father, Hae Un Lee

Hae Un Lee, founder of Lee’s Discount Liquor and prominent philanthropist, died of pancreatic cancer on August 27. He was 79 years old. Lee, whose association has donated millions of dollars to organizations in southern Nevada, founded his first liquor store in 1981 after emigrating from South Korea.

On November 19, her son, Kenny Lee, 53, was killed in a car crash in northern Nevada. Kenny Lee, CEO of Lee’s Discount Liquor, had worked with in his father’s stores since the age of 12. The company described Kenny Lee as a loving son, husband and father, and noted that he also enjoyed golf and the Vegas Golden Knights.

Jean Ascuaga

Northern Nevada gaming icon John Ascuaga founded the Nugget in Sparks in 1960, transforming it from a small cafe into a resort in its own right. He died on June 28 at the age of 96.

Ascuaga was known to roam the casino and greet customers until the resort was sold in 2013. He was remembered for his “boundless energy” and “larger than life” personality.

Charles Heers

Charles Heers, who built the first towed homes in Las Vegas in the 1950s, died Jan. 2 in Newport Beach, California. Heers, 94, was hospitalized with pneumonia after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Heers built thousands of homes in the Las Vegas Valley and also founded a number of hotel-casinos, including the Tuscany Suites.

Donald brinkerhoff

Donald Brinkerhoff, a ‘visionary’ landscape architect and designer whose work transformed the Strip, died on July 16 at the age of 90. He has worked at several properties on the Strip, starting with The Mirage in 1989 and including Resorts World Las Vegas, which opened in June.

He also designed the central strip median and worked with most of the major developers on the Strip.

Charles Mathewson

Charles “Chuck” Mathewson, former International Game Technology president and philanthropist, died on October 24 at his home in Reno. Mathewson, 93, is credited with turning IGT from a regional company into a gaming industry giant.

Mathewson was inducted into the American Gaming Association’s Gaming Hall of Fame in 1997. A “legendary figure,” Mathewson helped transform the slot industry and was a major donor to the University of Nevada at Reno.

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Lacy Thomas, a former university medical center executive, died in December. Thomas took over as head of the hospital in December 2003 and was fired in January 2007 after an audit found the hospital had lost $ 34 million, nearly double the $ 18.8 million that Thomas had announced to his superiors.

He was charged in 2008 with five counts of theft and five counts of official misconduct, but the case was dismissed.

James bilbray

James Bilbray, a former congressman from Nevada, died on September 19 at the age of 83. Bilbray was born in Las Vegas and went on to serve as president of the UNLV student body. He served four terms in Congress and then served on the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service.

Two of Bilbray’s daughters have also followed him into politics, and he has an elementary school in Las Vegas named after him. He has been married to his wife Michaelene for over 60 years. He said in 2011 that his roots in Nevada would be permanent.

“I was born here, I was raised here and I will die here,” he said. “I love Vegas and will always stay here.

Carole Vilardo

Carole Vilardo, the former president of the Nevada Taxpayers Association, died on December 5 at the age of 80. Vilardo started with the NTA in 1986 and was president from 1989 until her retirement in 2016.

She was remembered as a “careful, creative and critical thinker” who had a profound impact on the organization and other groups in Nevada. She has also served on several local and state committees during her career.

Storm Storm

Legendary burlesque star Tempest Storm died on April 20 at the age of 93. Storm paved the way for strip artists for over half a century.

“Tempest was easily one of the best known and beloved burlesque artists of all time, and was an active member of the burlesque community until the very end,” said Dustin Wax, executive director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame. “She will be sadly missed by the burlesque community and beyond.”

Don hill

Don Hill, the saxophonist of Les Treniers, died on June 25 at the age of 99. Born in Texas, Hill began playing the trumpet at the age of 6 and began playing the saxophone as a teenager. The Treniers, named after their twin brothers, were also pioneers of the Las Vegas lounge scene. The group’s exuberant performance style was captured in a handful of films, including “The Girl Can’t Help It” and “Don’t Knock the Rock”, both in 1956.

Hill has played with the Treniers for 55 years and has performed in almost every salon on the Strip.

Dave hickey

Dave Hickey, art critic and former English teacher at UNLV, died on November 12 of heart disease. He was 82 years old. Hickey, who has lived in Las Vegas for almost 20 years, received the 2001 MacArthur Fellowship.

“Dave felt that Las Vegas had a culture where everyone was equal because there was no institution that had a very deep past,” said his wife, Libby Lumpkin. “He felt there was a freedom to invent yourself in Vegas that was more possible than anywhere else on Earth. He considered it a particularly American city.

Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks, the former world heavyweight champion who surprised Muhammad Ali to win the title in 1978, died on February 5 after a five-year battle with cancer. He was 67 years old.

Spinks, an Olympic gold medalist in 1976, edged Ali in one of boxing’s biggest upheavals to win the title in Las Vegas before losing it in their rematch. He fought six times in Las Vegas and moved to the Valley in 2011.

The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Dr Miriam Adelson, widow of Sheldon Adelson and majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Contact Jonah Dylan at jdylan@reviewjournal.com. Follow @TheJonahDylan on Twitter.


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Who are Bruce Willis’ children? All About ‘Die Hard’ Actor’s Daughters As Family Enjoys Ski Vacation https://nkfan.net/who-are-bruce-willis-children-all-about-die-hard-actors-daughters-as-family-enjoys-ski-vacation/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 20:55:48 +0000 https://nkfan.net/who-are-bruce-willis-children-all-about-die-hard-actors-daughters-as-family-enjoys-ski-vacation/ Bruce Willis recently went on a ski vacation with his wife Emma Heming Willis and their two children, Evelyn and Mabel. Emma also took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of the family of four during their winter vacation. In the photo, the Die hard The star can be seen wearing a blue zipped […]]]>

Bruce Willis recently went on a ski vacation with his wife Emma Heming Willis and their two children, Evelyn and Mabel. Emma also took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of the family of four during their winter vacation.

In the photo, the Die hard The star can be seen wearing a blue zipped jacket, blue denim pants, a black cap and sunglasses, while his wife donned a green jacket, black t-shirt and black leggings. Both children also wore brightly colored ski outfits.

The latest outing comes less than a month after the quartet were seen together for Thanksgiving. Bruce Willis and Emma Heming married in 2009 and welcomed their daughters in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

The actor also shares three daughters, Rumer, Tallulah and Scout, with his ex-wife Demi Moore. The former couple married in 1987 but separated in 1998. Their divorce was finalized in 2000.


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Bruce Willis is the proud father of five daughters (Image via Manny Carabel / WireImage)
Bruce Willis is the proud father of five daughters (Image via Manny Carabel / WireImage)

Bruce Willis is without a doubt one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actors. In addition to his successful acting career, he is also the proud father of five daughters. He shares three daughters with his former wife Demi Moore and two younger daughters with his current wife Emma Heming Willis.

Her eldest daughter Rumer Glenn Willis is a 33-year-old film and stage actress. She is recognized for her roles in films like Once upon a time … in Hollywood, Sometimes, Striptease, House rabbit and Sorority line, among others.

She began her acting career with the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical in 2015. Chicago. She also ventured into modeling and worked with fashion designers like Mark Badgley and James Mischka. She even appeared in Andie Swim’s stylish swimwear campaign with her mom and sisters.

Bruce Willis’ second daughter, Scout LaRue Willis, is also an actress and musician. The 30-year-old has appeared in films like The scarlet letter, Bandits, and Breakfast of champions. She also formed the Musical group Gus + Scout with musician Gus Wenner.

The group released their EP in 2012, titled Gus + Scout, and continued to perform in several venues. During this time, Scout also began performing on her own at venues like the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. She also launched a clothing line named Scout’s General in 2016.

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ youngest daughter, Tallulah Belle Willis, is a 27-year-old actress, fashion designer and mental health advocate. She has previously appeared in films like The scarlet letter, Bandits, The whole nine meters and The whole ten meters as a child actress.

She launched her own clothing line, Wyllis, in 2020 and aims to promote ideas of “connection, advocacy and inclusion” across the brand. She recently got engaged to filmmaker Dillon Buss.

Bruce Willis’ fourth daughter and first child with Emma Hemings were born in 2012. Mabel Ray Willis is nine years old and appears often on her mother’s Instagram. She has a deep love for stargazing and telescopes.

the pulp Fiction The actor welcomed his fifth daughter and second child with Emma Evelyn Penn Willis in 2014. Like her sister, she also makes frequent appearances on her mother’s social media. The seven-year-old enjoys sewing, family travel and ice skating.

Bruce Willis’ five children are part of his blended family and share a close bond with each other. The Golden Globe Award winner is a proud “father-daughter” and recently mentioned that he can have five more daughters in place of a son.


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The most absurd adventure yet https://nkfan.net/the-most-absurd-adventure-yet/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/the-most-absurd-adventure-yet/ The king’s man, Matthew Vaughn’s prequel to his Kingsman films, is even more absurd than its predecessors. Sometimes it feels like you’re watching a parody of a period spy movie. It’s not just how Rhys Ifans, as Rasputin, goes dancing in the middle of a fight to the death with a British spy or wildly […]]]>

The king’s man, Matthew Vaughn’s prequel to his Kingsman films, is even more absurd than its predecessors. Sometimes it feels like you’re watching a parody of a period spy movie.

It’s not just how Rhys Ifans, as Rasputin, goes dancing in the middle of a fight to the death with a British spy or wildly vomits his Bakewell pie.

Nor is it Mata Hari’s ridiculous Benny Hill-style strip-tease routine, when she seduces hapless President Woodrow Wilson, somehow delaying the end of WWI. It is not even the intervention of various goats in a bad mood and which give each other head buttings. It’s the ironic tone of the whole movie.

Vaughn deals with nothing less than how Europe made its way into war and revolution at the turn of the 20th century.

Lenin makes a late appearance. The same is true of a certain Austrian corporal who apparently has not yet learned how to trim his mustache. A dark Scottish master-villain, who looks and sounds like he’s the cousin of Ernest Blofeld of the Gorbals, orchestrates the chaos.

In the alternate universe created by the director and his co-writer Karl Gajdusek, the British father and son spy team, Orlando, Duke of Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) and Conrad Oxford (Harris Dickinson), almost stopped the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the anarchist Gavrilo Princip. It’s not their fault that the Archduke’s driver has such a desperate sense of direction.

Rhys Ifans as Rasputin (wearing) Alexander Shefler as Tsaravich Alexei, Tom Hollander as Tsar Nicholas (left) and Branka Katic as Tsarina Alix (right) in The King’s Man ( Photo: 20th Century Studios)

It’s one of those movies that, had it been made a generation ago, surely would have played Peter Sellers in multiple roles. Vaughn can’t give us any vendors but instead offers Tom Holland as King George, Kaiser Wilhelm, and Tsar Nicholas. They are all grandchildren of Queen Victoria and all still bear the scars of their childhood years.

The joke can’t help but seem incongruous given the subject matter. Vaughn begins the film in a British-run concentration camp during the Boer War. The sequences which take place in the Somme a few years later are even more violent.

The character of Fiennes is ostensibly pacifist but he is also reactionary. He enjoys reciting the poetry of Wilfred Owen and is desperate to protect his son. That doesn’t stop him from killing people or doing his best to preserve the good old British Empire.

In his country house similar to Brideshead, he has a servant, Shola (Djimon Hounsou), who is as skilled in combat as he is, and an eerily glamorous nanny / housekeeper, Polly (Gemma Arterton), who is not just a crack shot but an expert cryptographer.

Much of the plot just doesn’t make sense. In the world depicted here, politicians stand ready to sacrifice millions of lives to save themselves from sexual blackmail as trigger-happy British soldiers murder their comrades at the slightest hint of duplicity. Rasputin is malevolence incarnate but he is always ready to help heal the wounds of war of enemies.

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As in the previous one Kingsman films, the main characters remain completely obsessed with their tailor. Orlando often seems much more concerned with preserving appearances than fighting the bestial Hun.

The king’s man is best viewed as an old-fashioned tear-off thread – a modern equivalent of the own adventures of old Richard Hannay and the boy Bulldog Drummond.

There’s nothing wrong with the energy level, but unfortunately the action and comedy get in the way frequently. For a moment Fiennes will be caught in the folds of the primitive parachute. The next day, it will swing on the edge of a cliff. We quickly realize that he’s pretty much indestructible – and that means any dramatic tension evaporates.

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Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas Review: Alternate Reality Fun https://nkfan.net/days-of-our-lives-a-very-salem-christmas-review-alternate-reality-fun/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 20:00:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/days-of-our-lives-a-very-salem-christmas-review-alternate-reality-fun/ It’s a very Salem Christmas for Days of Our Lives fans, but if you’re looking to avoid spoilers until you watch it, I suggest you save this review for later. First off, this Days of Our Lives holiday special is on Peacock Premium, not the free version (at least not yet.) Being a huge Beyond […]]]>

It’s a very Salem Christmas for Days of Our Lives fans, but if you’re looking to avoid spoilers until you watch it, I suggest you save this review for later.

First off, this Days of Our Lives holiday special is on Peacock Premium, not the free version (at least not yet.)

Being a huge Beyond Salem fan and hoping we get more of these soapy special events, I rushed for the Peacock Premium Annual Membership. (The year seemed like the best deal.)

I don’t tell anyone else what to buy. There are so many streaming services out there now that they can be overwhelming and expensive. I will say I didn’t regret this purchase as Peacock Premium has a lot of old TV favorites to go with the movies and new content.

(For example, my husband is already gorging himself on The Rockford Files, I watch Miami Vice, and then there’s the first three seasons of Yellowstone. So Peacock Premium ended our month of January.)

But let’s get to our review …

The Set-Up: Will Horton has a script due at midnight, and he hasn’t written a word. He’s about to blow it up until Sonny convinces him that they can do it within the few hours they have on Christmas Eve.

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As a writer, I’m a little bothered by Will’s nonchalance for missing a deadline, but I digress …

The fantastic version of Will from Christmas to Salem is surprisingly sweet and just twisty enough to keep things interesting.

For starters, Roman died because there must be a tragic story. He passed away years ago over Christmas, which is why Sami and Marlena (Roman’s widow) now run the Brady Pub.

In this version of Salem, Sami is gentle, kind, and empathetic. She thinks before she speaks and does not fly away. But what really bowled me over was that when evil Nicole punched Sami, Marlena came to his defense.

Someone reminds me of the last time this happened in regular Salem because I’m drawing a blank.

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John Black is married to Kristen and they run the Salem Inn wearing matching ugly Christmas sweaters.

It was my least favorite part of the story. I’m not sure what made me cringe anymore. John begging Kristen’s attention or Kristen’s sexcapades with Brady behind her husband’s back.

Brady is an arrogant jerk, who I’m still trying to decide if it’s different from normal Brady or all over the nose.

The only advantage was his Love Actually-inspired flashcards. The one who said, “I know I’m hot,” made me laugh out loud. But Brady sleeps with his father’s wife, eats all the Sweet Bits samples, and chats with a gift-loving Gabi.

Speaking of Gabi, not only is she a nice human too, but she works with her best friend, Nick. Yes, Nick is back and in love with an unconscious Gabi.

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He’s not a mean, abusive Nick, or a zombie Nick, and again, I remember how much I miss Blake Berris.

As Will points out, Nick was once a nice guy until the show decided to tip him over to the dark side. I’m more than a little worried that they’ll take the same turn with Philip in the real Salem.

There are other mismatched pairs in this Salem as well, like Tripp and Chanel. However, I love it when Johnny calls Allie over to yearn for his best friend’s beau, but then admits he’s having the same issue, which leads Allie to ask if he’s also in love with Tripp.

Now there is a twinning that I never considered.

But the main plot has to do with Paulina, in full Cruella de Vil fashion, including hair, kicking all the businesses out of Horton Square to build her new big box discount store. Enter his new assistant, Leo Stark.

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Personally, I love Leo, so I was excited to see him be a part of these Days of Our Lives specials again. Paulina continues to call her Mary, which is a funny tribute to Jackée Harry’s 227 days sitcom.

Leo plays the unexpected hero and he stares at Xander, who, even in an argyle waistcoat, suspenders, and nerdy glasses, is still the hottest thing of all versions of Salem.

Xander: Is there anything I can do for you?
Leo: I want to answer that in so many ways.

I enjoyed the photos of Caroline and Shawn Brady and the Tom and Alice Horton plaque shown as Alex gave his heartfelt speech on why Horton Square is important to Salem.

Back at the Brady Pub, Sami hates Christmas. Her father died on Christmas. Lucas took off with Chloe Lane over Christmas. And Nicole comes to parade with her husband EJ and their daughter Sydney, reminding Sami Grace, the girl she and EJ lost years ago.

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It’s a beautiful piece of Days history in play here that pulls just enough on the sensitive chords to make it feel like a Hallmarky holiday movie.

That’s until Sami finds out Sydney is truly hers and lashes out at Nicole for stealing her child all these years.

And what kind of horrible mother was Nicole in Sydney to practically blast the child for joy upon finding out that she and Nikki are not biologically related? Ouch!

Meeting the nicest, nicest EJ with the nicest, kindest Sami feels like a foreshadowing of regular Salem (probably minus the nicer, nicer parts), or maybe that I read too much about it.

Of course, if we’re talking about foreshadowing, there’s always homeless Eric sleeping under that bench. Can Eric be far behind in the real Salem?

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Then we come to the real fun.

Will and Sonny in drag are very good. I think it’s the literal beards that don’t work for me. But I still can’t get past Chad in drag! Who knew Billy Flynn could be transformed into such an incredible woman?

And then there’s the best part about this vacation special. The Santa group striptease. Take all of the sexiest men in Salem and have them dance their stockings to their vacation-inspired boxers to save Horton Square.

It’s funny and sexy, and most of all, everyone from involved actors to audience actors looked like they were having a hell of a time.

So if you’re looking for some campy, soapy fun mixed with holiday cheer and Marlena without those devil eyes, then A Very Salem Christmas is the vacation special you won’t want to miss.

Hit this SHOW COMMENTS button to share what you think of A Very Salem Christmas. Did you like it? Did you hate him? Want to know more ? And don’t forget to check out all of our Days of Our Lives coverage here at TV Fanatic.

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