Words to the Wise and Affirmation; You’re not responsible for what others think of you.”

Pope Francis continues his United States Pilgrimage and is now in New York and travels to Philadelphia this weekend before leaving on Sunday.

The Minneapolis City website will be experiencing some outages this weekend as the system is being upgraded

Amazon’s Prime membership is on sale today.  The price today is 67 dollars a year, compared to the usual 99 bucks.

Apple iPhone Update Includes Better Camera, Updated Siri

Families of those killed at a historic black church in South Carolina will split up more than two-and-a-half million-dollars in donations.

Actor Bill Cosby no longer holds two honorary degrees.  Marquette University in Wisconsin and Fordham University in New York have both rescinded their degrees given to the embattled comedian

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Usher is off the market once again.  US Weekly is confirming that the R&B singer officially tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Grace Miguel in a secret wedding

 

Janet Jackson’s new single featuring Missy Elliot is finally out.  The song, “Burnitup!” was premiered yesterday on BBC Radio 1 where it was played back-to-back.

Fans are buzzing over Tyga and Kylie Jenner, assuring that the couple is already engaged

Kanye West is still serious about his run for president and now, he’s talking plans.

MOVIE  AND TV UPDATE

A TV star is on probation after pleading no contest to felony assault.  Columbus Short, who was on the hit show “Scandal” for two years, is accused of punching a man in a Los Angeles restaurant and knocking him out in a brawl last year.  Short was sentenced to three years probation and 60 days community service for his no-contest plea Thursday.  The Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge also ordered him to attend anger management classes and pay restitution.

VIDEO RELEASES

Pitch Perfect 2 After bombing in front of the President, the Bellas are making a comeback in “Pitch Perfect 2.”  In the sequel to the 2012 hit musical, the Bellas return to try to win an international competition that has defeated every other American team.  Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Anna Camp reprise their roles for the sequel.  Big Sky An agoraphobic young woman must face her fears in the face of a real life-threatening situation in “Big Sky.”  While on a trip to a treatment facility, Hazel and her mother are attacked by two gunmen.  Hazel must learn to cope with her agoraphobia in order to survive.  This film stars Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgwick and Frank Grillo.  Alleluia A serial womanizer and professional hustler meets his better murderous half on “Alleluia.”  The drama film and thriller follows the story of the money-driven crook named Michel who meets Gloria, a woman that falls in love with him.  But when she discovers his hustler ways, the pair take on a wild journey that becomes both deadly and murderous.  The film stars Laurent Lucas and Lola Dueñas.
Results The careers of two mismatched personal trainers are put to the test in the upcoming “Results.”  The witty new comedy follows the story of a newly divorced, newly rich man who gets his entire life turned upside down after a quick trip to the gym.  There, he meets the self-style owner Trevor and sarcastic trainer Kat and sooner than later, their lives become tangled both professionally and personally.  The film stars Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce and Kevin Corrigan. TV on DVD: “Arrow” — The Complete 3rd Season “The Flash” — The Complete 1st Season “Modern Family” — The Complete 6th Season “Cristela” — Season 1

MOVIE RELEASES THIS WEEKEND

 

Hotel Transylvania 2

Count Dracula’s Hotel Transylvania is opening its doors to human guests in this sequel to the 2012 animated hit.  Adam Sandler lends his voice to Dracula, who is now a grandfather dealing with the possibility that his grandson is actually a human. In “Hotel Transylvania 2,” Johnny is now married to Dracula’s daughter Mavis and the two have their own kid, Dennis.  Because the new kid isn’t proving to be much of a vampire, Dracula enlists some of his monster friends to help show him what it takes to be one of them.  This animated film also features voice work from Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade and Fran Drescher.

The Intern

Robert De Niro is going back to work in “The Intern.”  While his character Ben works to fit in with a modern company, De Niro says he also rubs off on the younger workers around him.

After learning that retirement isn’t as good as he thought it would be, Ben goes back to work as an intern for a rising fashion website.  The site is run by an ambitious young woman named Jules, who is trying to balance her work and home lives.  As Ben tries to find his place in this workforce, a clash of cultures ensues in which both sides end up learning about themselves.  This film also stars Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo and Anders Holm.

The Green Inferno 

Eli Roth is back in the all new horror-fest, “The Green Inferno.”  The terrifying new film follows the story of a group of college students that take their humanitarian protest from New York all the way to the Amazon jungle.  Not so much for the cause, but for the social media buzz they’ll receive.   They are eventually captured by the tribe they thought they were working to save.  This is Roth’s return to directing for the big screen for the fist time since his “Hostel” series in 2005.

99 Homes

Andrew Garfield is leaving his Spiderman ways behind to tackle “99 Homes.”  The actor plays a desperate construction-worker-slash-single-father who loses his job and is kicked out of his home.  Ironically enough, he then reluctantly accepts a job with the real-estate broker who evicted him and his family in the first place.  The thriller film is directed by Ramin Bahrani and also stars Michael Shannon, Laura Dern and Noah Lomax.

NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY

Every year on September 25, comic book readers, collectors, lovers and fans celebrate National Comic Book Day. Also called a comic magazine, a comic book is a publication, first popularized in the United States, of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes.  The panels are often accompanied by a descriptive prose and written narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form.   In 1933, a comic book, Famous Funnies, appeared in the United States and is believed to be the first real comic book.  It was a reprinting of earlier newspaper comic strips which had established many of the story telling devices used in comics. The term “comic book” got its name as the first book sold as a book reprinted of humor comic strips.   Despite their name, comic books are not all humorous in tone and actually feature stories in all genres. Comics as a print medium have actually existed in America since the printing of The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck in 1842 in hardcover, making it the first known American comic book. People who collect comic books are known as pannapictagraphists.

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