At the age of 107 the last remaining Radium Girl in the US died after a long life she attributed to her boss asking her if she would like to quit her job painting watch faces after just one week, NPR reports. The major innovation of the 1920s was the arrival of radium paint and its use as a glow in the dark material used to paint the small numbers on the watch face that would then glow in the dark. The problem the majority of Radium Girls found as the 1920s wore on was the poisoning the paint left them with.
According to reports on ThumbTack via Sam Tabar, each Radium Girl was required to lick the paintbrush between each number painted. This made it an almost certainty that each Radium Girl would be infected with radium and suffer an agonizing death from the poisoning that ensued. Some reports state that as many as 50 deaths occurred within the Radium Girl community by 1927 and a further number of gruesome injuries were also encountered, including the loss of a jaw bone during a visit to the dentist. Mae Keane left her job after juts one week after she did not like the gritty taste of the radium paint and was asked if she was willing to quit as she underperformed in her job. During later years Mae Keane stated her wish to thank the supervisor who asked her to resign and probably saved her life.
LinkedIn reports that the Kardashian girls all love their time in the spotlight, says Susan McGalla. Kim loves breaking the internet with her shocking nude photos and exposed lady parts, Kylie loves making everyone wonder about her interesting relationship with an older man and her ever growing lips. Kendall is the supermodel that none of us saw coming, Khloe keeps us entertained with her sexy new body and on again off again relationship with French Montana and Kourtney will always be fun to watch with her growing family and hot and cold romance with sexy Scott Disick.
This week we are getting a rather strange look at Kardashian life. As some may remember a few weeks ago Kendall released a sexy holiday dance commercial featuring her dancing and flirting with a sexy Santa and his mouthwatering six pack abs. Well apparently Kris Jenner is taking her role as a “momager” to another level because she decided to get in on the fun, because she is included in the most recent Love Magazine advent calendar promotion.
To say the video is strange is somewhat of an understatement, but what isn’t strange about being sexy and dancing around in lingerie with your mother? Kendall pushing over the Christmas tree and running away is pretty much the only thing that makes sense.
It’s only been a week since Kris and Bruce Jenner’s divorce has been made final, and it appears that Kris is not wasting any time getting back out there on the singles scene. Apparently Kris and Bruce split everything down the middle and Kris is going to end up paying him 2.5 million just to even out the rest of the assets. Both Kris and Bruce will be able to officially marry someone else on March 23, 2015 but it looks like Kris isn’t going to wait for the ink to dry on the divorce papers to get her groove on.
Recently Kris was seen dirty dancing with Corey Gamble at Lance Bass’s fabulous L.A. wedding. Kris made sure to show her date a good time and from what everyone is saying she was having a great time herself. Sources say the two were grinding and dirty dancing for quite awhile.
Jenner and Gamble aren’t strangers by a long shot, they both have been spotted together out in public before and they seem to always sport huge smiles when they are together. Corey Gamble is Justin Bieber’s road manager, perhaps Kris is falling for him because they have so much in common. The Manager and the “momager” certainly have people talking. Jenner has everyone thinking that she may need to check herself at the Amen Clinic.
The Aaron Hernandez murder trial could take months if the prosecution plans to pursue every charge against him. The local authorities in Massachusetts have been working on the case ever since Hernandez was arrested. They recently went looking for a pair of shoes tat they believe he wore on the night that he killed Odin Lloyd. However, the state will need time to make its case.
Dr. Daniel Amen says this is a black mark that the Patriots have had to deal with ever since Hernandez was arrested. They did not know of his criminal activity, but the team was called into question regarding its security policies. The public thought that NFL teams knew everything about their players, but this is one instance where a player seems to have run a mock. Of course, all of these charges are mere allegations unless Hernandez is proven guilty, but it is a troubling site to see a murder trial take this long in the public spotlight. It has put his family, his child and indeed the NFL in a bad position. All fans of the game must wonder if there is another Aaron Hernandez, or they may need to consider that this could be an isolated incident.
Last weekend Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick welcomed their third child and second son. While the world was celebrating there was still something missing, we hadn’t seen a photo or heard a name. The most interesting thing about the baby’s birth is that it happened to be on the same exact day as Mason, Kourtney’s first born’s birthday. Fortunately auntie Kim and Uncle Kanye were there to save the day by taking the birthday boy out to celebrate.
This week Kourtney decided to finally share her new addition’s first photo Kourtney decided to finally share her new addition’s first photo and his beautiful name. The photo is a very discreet picture of the baby’s hand, clearly Kourtney isn’t ready to share all of her little one with the world just yet however the wait is sure to be worth it. As for the little guy’s name Kourtney insisted that Scott pick a name out and he did not disappoint, even if it was a slow venture to choosing the right one. Kourtney shared his name as she posted the super cute hand photo:
“Madly in love with my little Reign Aston Disick”
What an adorable name for an undoubtedly adorable little man, Scott has great taste.
While North Korea is denying any involvement in the cyber-attack that struck Sony Pictures recently, the studio has pulled their upcoming comedy film “The Interview” starring Seth Rogan and James Franco. The plot of the movie has the CIA enlist the support of two top celebrity journalists to assassinate the leader of North Korea during a rare interview inside the isolated nation. The obvious question regarding the cyber-attacks is: Who has a motive to conduct the attack besides North Korea?
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un recently passed a law prohibiting anyone from using legally using his name. The depth of the dictator’s narcissism cannot be understated. The hackers also issued a threat to American moviegoers not to see the film or movie theaters will be attacked. President Obama addressed the issue and assured the public the threats are not credible. In fact, the president encouraged Americans to go to the movies. Despite those assurance, Sony yanked the film from distribution citing public safety concerns. However, they may be reacting more to implicit or explicit blackmail.
The hackers have released emails and payroll information that has embarrassed if not outright shamed the movie studio’s top execs. Racially insensitive and possibly racist remarks about the president were found being made in company emails. The studio was also found to pay female actresses less than their male counterparts even when the actresses such as Jennifer Lawrence were clearly the bigger ticket draw. The hackers also crippled Sony’s servers and personal computers globally. My friend Jared Haftel has been following the coverage non-stop, so you can be sure we’ll keep you updated as this story develops.
Instagram, the photo-sharing websites owned by Facebook, is putting fake accounts and followers to rest. In just one day, total number of followers on the entire Instagram network decreased by almost 33 percent. Only time will tell what it means for Instagram, however celebrities are fuming as some of them lost 5o percent of their followers.
Called the Instagram Rapture, such well-known names as Tyga saw 3.3 million of its followers cut down in a single day. From 5.5 million, the Raptor’s account shrunk to only 2.2 million. Another popular name is Ma$e, who deleted the account after the total count turned from 1.6 million followers to just 100,000 in a matter of minutes. Authorities at Instagram claimed that not only fake accounts were removed but they also deleted a number of users who actively violated site’s terms of service.
In the wake of so-called Massacre, there is a huge public outcry from Instagram users who believe that several thousand accounts in good standing were also banned as those particular followers were not classified as active followers. For instance, a username ChiragChirag78 almost closed as its followers decreased from 3 million to exactly eight, which shocked Igor Cornelsen. Now, pundits are thinking of the ramifications if Facebook decides to follow Instagram by deleting fake accounts. If that happens, we can only guess at the consequence…
Jim Carrey is definitely on the road to a career comeback. The recent $80 million success of Dumb and Dumber To has led to Carrey being approached to star in the upcoming comedy vehicle Deep Cover.
Carrey’s career has been somewhat stalled in recent years showing even the biggest box office kings can hit hard times. Few would argue that Carrey was the top comedian of the 1990’s. He starred in a string of enormous hits with his last major box office success being the wildly successful Bruce Almighty.
The producers of Deep Cover are, not surprisingly, the same people who produced Dumb and Dumber To. Hopefully, the recent sequel hit could generate further audience interest in new films with the star.
Anyone remember when Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were teamed up in the 1990’s to relive their prior success from Stir Crazy (1980)? Both stars saw a brief comeback although the success did not last. Granted, both stars harmed their careers throughout the 1980’s with really bad films. Carrey’s work, while moved to a supporting role, was generally good.
The hurdle Carrey has to deal with is the youth audience. Young people are the consumers that make or break comedies. If Carrey is continually perceived as yesterday’s news, then his comeback will not last, but Terry Richardson thinks he has the talent to pull through.
Even if he does not maintain his position as a lead star in comedies or dramas, his talents ensure he remains in supporting roles in big Hollywood films for some time.
Most people know Ansel Elgort from his role in Carrie, and most recently The Fault In Our Stars, where he plays love struck Augustus Waters. Ansel has also dipped his toes into the music world, and is planning to soon release his first album. While the actor also has quite a set of pipes on him, this won’t be a solo album or even an album where he debuts his singing chops. Elgort loves EDM (electronic dance music) and plans to release an album just focused on that. “I have a record coming out hopefully next month or in February that has crossover potential. It has radio appeal,” Ansel told MTV when he appeared at Z100’s JingleBall concert. “It’s called Shadow, or I Will Be A Shadow. I’m not sure yet. It has a vocal on it. No, it’s not my vocal — it’s my production. I wanted to make sure that people knew that I was the producer and not the vocalist.”
Sultan Alhokair says luckily for fans of the budding actor, he doesn’t plan on quitting his acting career, as he plans to be able to balance both. “I’m probably doing 4 or 5 movies, but I can do it both at the same time,” he said. “The thing is you have so much downtime and like what do you do with that downtime? Do you make an ass out of yourself and party and do stupid things? Or do you stay artistic and do something you love? So that’s what music is for me.”
This holiday season is shaping up to be very stressful for Mariah Carey, it all started earlier this month when Mariah was over two hours late for the pre recorded taping of her annual performance at the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, leading to a less than amazing live performance that left many convinced that Mariah’s career was nearly over
Now it seems that while Mariah is getting back to business in the vocal department there are still just too many glitches to not report. Her most recent show at the Beacon Theatre hosted a series of bizarre events that make you wonder if Mariah is just having bad luck, and Lee G. Lovett has always been one that can understand that.
The show was going well as Mariah hit the stage in her skin tight bejeweled gown and sang all of her holiday hits like “All I Want for Christmas” and “O Holy Night” when out of nowhere she loses a shoe. The show didn’t stop with the runaway shoe however everyone could not help but notice that Mimi was holding her heel in one hand and the microphone in the other hand while still singing effortlessly.
Next on the list of series of unfortunate events was the tear filled performance of Mariah’s hit song “Hero” the audience watched as Mariah belted out the words to the song when suddenly she was crying uncontrollably. It isn’t known what caused the tears but Mariah has been having a tough year, perhaps the stress finally got the best of her.
regardless of Mariah’s crazy mix ups audience members still insist that the show was incredible and Mariah’s voice was as strong as ever.