11 Scarface Memes That Don't Reference "Say Hello to My Little Friend"

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Ask any gangster movie fan and they’ll tell you that Scarface sits at the top of the genre. Even now, with the film’s 35-year anniversary, few flicks have been released that as memorable as this Oliver Stone directed classic.

Like many excellent movies, Scarface is made wonderful by the sum of its parts: it just so happens to have a lot of great parts. First and foremost, an amazing performance by the legendary Al Pacino himself. The memes speak for themselves. 

Add in a stylized, gritty Miami world, a rags-to-riches story of a very brutal nature, and gorgeous set designs and you’ve got yourself a motion picture that not only stands the test of time, but has influenced nearly every crime boss movie that’s come out after its release.

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Like any great film, there’s also a great backstory that’s as compelling as the movie’s narrative itself. Probably because it’s almost a miracle when any movie comes out great, considering all of the things that can go wrong on set.

So here are some facts about Scarface that I never knew before, despite watching the film a zillion or so times. And, because I’m genuinely afraid of what a man like Tony Montana is capable of, some memes featuring everyone’s favorite coke dealer, in an attempt to humanize him, like this wonderful King of the Hill reference.

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1. Originally, Al Pacino didn’t want Michelle Pfeiffer to play Elvira Hancock, the crime lord’s embittered wife with a wicked fashion sense and penchant for drugs. The film’s producer, Martin Bregman said in a shared interview with the Obie-award winning actor that Al initially shot down the idea of Michelle being in the film. Maybe her work in Grease 2 had something to do with it.

Also, Michelle was hangry during filming. To look like a cocaine addict, she was eating very little, which made her irritable on long shooting days.

2. Oliver Stone actually had a coke addiction while writing the script for the movie. It became so bad that he flew out to Paris to live there in order to help him kick the habit he’d developed. At the time, blow was difficult to come by in France.

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3. Even though the film was set in Miami, and the crew was originally set to film there, production had to be moved to Los Angeles. Understandably, the local Cuban community didn’t appreciate a big-budget film that was being created about a Cuban drug lord shilling cocaine and murdering people to be the biggest and baddest player in the Miami drug wars. Go figure.

4. No one actually knows what white powder was used to substitute out the cocaine in the film. Rumor has it that it was powdered milk, but Oliver Stone nor any members of the production crew have explicitly stated what it was. I can’t imagine powdered milk being a good substitute. Yuck.

What we do know is that whatever mystery powder was used had a bad effect on Al’s nasal passages. The actor stated that till this day his nose has never been the same since Scarface.

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5. Steven Bauer, the actor who plays Tony’s closest friend in the film, Manny, was the only actual Cuban actor in the film and before he even auditioned for the role, a casting director let him know that he had it. At least he had better luck than his character.

6. If the film’s original main casting stuck, then there would have been zero main Cuban actors in the film: Robert DeNiro and John Travolta were originally selected to play Tony Montana and Manny, respectively. Now that would’ve been a very different film.

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7. As it turns out, it wasn’t the first time the character terrified and entertained audiences on the silver screen. Scarface originally came out in 1932. Martin Bregman dedicated the 1983 version to the old-school version’s director, Howard Hanks, 

8. Speaking of directors, Brian De Palma almost didn’t get the job for Scarface, Sidney Lumet was originally brought on as director. Sidney’s known for the brilliant Dog Day Afternoon and 12 Angry Men and was interested in creating another socially-conscious work.

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9. Oliver Stone wasn’t interested in writing the screenplay at first. Still upset over the disappointing reception to his film, The Hand, coupled with the fact that he wasn’t a fan of the original film and didn’t want to create another Italian gangster story, Oliver was out.

Once Sidney was on board, however, and wanted to modernize the story and replace alcohol prohibition with drugs, then it became a more enticing idea for Oliver to work with. Unfortunately, Sidney wasn’t a fan of what Oliver wrote.

10. The only movie with more f-bombs than Scarface is The Wolf of Wall Street. De Palma’s classic has 207 (or 1.21 per minute), whereas the Scorsese picture packs a whopping 506. That’s a whole lot of cussing!

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11. How did Tony Montana get his name? Was it a clever play on words? Did Oliver Stone hear about some crazy drug story during his days in Miami researching the seedy underbelly of the cocaine trade? No, he just named him after his favorite football player at the time, Joe Montana.

12. The only time Al’s character is ever referred to as “Scarface” in the movie is during the horrifying chainsaw scene, and it’s in Spanish (cara cicatriz). It also turns out that that scene was based on a real-life story Oliver heard from the Miami-Dade Police Department.

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13. Steven Spielberg actually directed a shot of the film. The ET director’s been friends with Brian since the ’70s, and while he was visiting the Scarface set one day, he directed a single shot where the goons at the end of the movie storm Montana’s mansion right before the climactic final gun battle.

14. New technology was created for the film’s final shoot-out to really make the gunshots pop. Brian worked with the movie’s special effects coordinator that synchronized the shutter of the film’s camera with the gun blasts to show the large muzzle flashes from the firearms. Just one of the many reasons why that final gun fight was so good.

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15. Al Pacino’s hand, during rehearsal, got stuck to the overheating muzzle of his firearm when he grabbed it after firing off a few rounds. The burns that Al sustained were so severe, that he couldn’t perform for two weeks, which pushed back key shots.

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There’s probably a lot more crazy trivia about this film that didn’t make it to this list. You don’t make culturally significant, classic films like Scarface without getting into some craziness behind-the-scenes, that’s for sure.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/humor/2018/12/07/NwYeJQc/scarface-memes

A Breakdown of the 'Avengers 4' Trailer Reveals Some Potential Spoilers

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Warning: this post contains major spoilers so if you didn’t watch Avengers: Infinity War then you should probably go and do that or at least check out a recap before you hate me forever. Or if this is how you absorb movies instead of watching, then just keep on reading this breakdown.

Marvel just dropped the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which is the direct sequel to Infinity War. And it starts off pretty bleak, featuring Tony Stark wandering through space without food or water, leaving a message to the love of his life, Pepper Potts, a few hours before he runs out of oxygen for good.

Ugh, I know, sadness layered on sadness is kinda gauche. Especially after the events of Infinity War and seeing all of your favorite heroes disappear and turn to dust before your very eyes, it’s easy to sit around and wonder just what the heck our gang of super people are going to do to reverse what Thanos has done.

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But if you’ve ever read the Infinity War comics, then you know exactly what you’re in store for: a raging comeback from the heroes, courtesy of the Infinity Gauntlet and an unlikely team-up with Thanos to defeat Nebula after she gets a hold of the uber-powerful glove capable of altering the very fabric of reality.

But like anyone who’s ever followed a book-to-film adaptation will tell you, the movies aren’t always like the source material. And the Avengers series is no different. After watching the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, here’s what we know:

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Who survived the snap that’s featured in the trailer?

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The characters we know survived the snap are Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Thor, Natasha Romanoff, War Machine, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula, Okoye, and M’Baku — and Ant-Man, but his fate is a bit complicated.

But not all of these heroes are featured in the trailer: Iron Man, Thanos (living on his farm on some distant planet, using his armor as a scarecrow), Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, Nebula, Hawkeye (who came as a surprise) and another character at the end of the trailer who was probably the biggest surprise: Ant-Man. All of them will play prominent roles in the fight to undo the work Thanos has done or at least bring that big purple dork to justice.

Why is Ant-Man’s survival so significant?

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Viewers of Ant-Man and the Wasp who stayed to watch the film’s ending credits will know that Scott Lang went sub-atomic with Dr. Hank Pym, Hope, and Janet Van Dyne supervising his transition into the unknown from regular-sized land.

If you’ve watched the Ant-Man movies then you know that going sub-atomic is scary, because you’re essentially entering another reality so microscopic and tiny that there’s no going back, unless you’ve got a whole team of people busting their humps to do so, as proven at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp when Hope’s mother, Janet, was brought back to the regular-sized world.

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While Scott’s in the subatomic realm, Thanos”http://www.distractify.com/”snap” decimation happened, and sadly Pym, Janet, and Hope were all random victims of the universal 50/50 genocide. The scene is a sobering one, leaving viewers to believe that Ant-Man was going to be out of the next Infinity War film because there’s no way he’d be able to bring himself back from the realm.

But the fact that he was able to return from the Quantum Realm and ask the Avengers for help in the latest trailer, has got people very, very interested. In fact, it’s probably the key to how the Avengers are going to reverse the events of Infinity War

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When Janet returned from the Quantum Realm, she was able to heal the film’s primary villain, Ghost, with newfound powers she obtained while living in the sub-atomic space. This might be the key to bringing certain characters back from the dead, or, it may have a tie-in to a plot device from the Infinity War comics.

And that’s messing with the very fabric of reality and time. Thanos was able to use it with the Infinity Gauntlet, and at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, it’s pretty evident after Thor drives Stormbreaker into Thanos’ chest and the Mad Titan manages to pull off the snap, that the golden glove isn’t the same anymore.

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In fact, the Russo brothers confirmed that not only was the Infinity Gauntlet destroyed after the snap, but that the act took a little something out of Thanos, himself — which means that he might not be as difficult to defeat in the second film.

In the Infinity War comics, the Infinity Gauntlet is used to reverse the events after Thanos’ snap in an attempt to defeat Nebula after she gains control of the Gauntlet. But with the glove broken, it could be that the Russo brothers are having our heroes work with only a partially working super-weapon.

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So, there’s a huge chance that the reversal of those events can still happen, but it has less to do with our heroes gaining control of the Infinity Gauntlet, and more to do with Scott Lang’s return from the Quantum Realm. I mean why else would you dramatically push that last bit of information to the end of the trailer everyone’s been waiting to see? 

Who didn’t survive the snap?

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In case you don’t remember, or you’re suffering from post-traumatic stress and have pushed the events out of your mind, there were a lot of heroes who didn’t manage to make it out of Thanos’ snap alive.

Black Panther, Spiderman, Doctor Strange, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Star Lord, Drax, Mantis, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Hope, Hank, and Janet all perished during Thanos’ snap. So, if the roles are reversed, then that means there’s a good chance they’ll be brought back.

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But there are other characters who died before Thanos even snapped his fingers, and it’ll be interesting to see if the Russo brothers bring them back. Namely Loki, Heimdall, Gamora, and Vision.

With Loki, you can never be really sure he’s been killed: the dude’s the sneakiest of the sneaky. As for Vision, he’s technically a robot, so stealing the reality stone from his head might’ve “killed” him, but it really just killed his personality. Plus, in the comics after that stone was torn from his head he came back as Colorblind Vision. Basically, Vision, but without a soul.

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In case you’re wondering about more Infinity War easter eggs, theories, and predictions for Endgame, you can read up here before the Avengers: Endgame premieres on April 26. 

I just hope that if everyone is brought back, someone gives Star Lord a big slap in the face for letting his emotions get in the way of saving the galaxy. What a nerd move.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/07/-Ymcfmd/avengers-trailer-breakdown

Eric From '90 Day Fiancé' Has a Job, But He Still Can't Afford Leida

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If you thought Colt and Larissa were the most dysfunctional couple on 90 Day Fiancé,  you haven’t been paying attention to the drama surrounding Eric and Leida Margaretha. 

In a nutshell, Leida and her son, Alessandro, came from a wealthy family in Indonesia before she decided to make the move to Wisconsin to marry Eric. Unfortunately, Leida was not prepared for Eric’s frugal lifestyle, which he had every intention of hiding from her successful relatives. Seriously, what 40-year-old man has a blow-up couch? 

His questionable taste in furniture, combined with the fact that Leida herself is a medical professional who comes from a family of doctors, has fans of the TLC reality series wondering what exactly Eric’s job title is — because it is obvious he can not support Leida. “So literally everyone is confused about Leida coming over to America to marry Eric of all people right? If you have so much class why are you marrying HIM? Major downgrade for a spoiled rich girl,” one viewer tweeted before another added, “I wish Eric would just admit that he doesn’t have the financial means Leida is expecting.” Same. 

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So, what does Eric do for a living? 

Well, according to the network, he is a former Marine who currently works as an avionics technician. However, this past summer Leida shared an update on Eric’s career, writing, “This is not a cosplay. He’s getting back to the service. Come back soon, my love! Love you!” alongside a photo of Eric in his uniform.

The photo has since been deleted. As for Leida, she expressed interest in continuing her medical school education so she can practice medicine in America on the show — and she was once a beauty queen in her home country. 

Leida placed in the Top 5 in Miss Indonesia 2009. 

Along with coming in fifth place in the pageant, Leida was also awarded the Miss Healthy Body title. After being body shamed on social media, Leida brought up her pageant past, clapping back at a troll, “Miss Indonesia contestant, third runner up actually, but I guess I’m not pretty or even sexy. According to one particular hater. Oh I’m so hurt. Honey, I love my body and so does my man.” 

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Wait, are Eric and Leida already married? 

There were rumors that the couple actually tied the knot in 2017 after what looks like a wedding photo surfaced online. However, Eric quickly shut down the marriage rumors. “Just so we’re clear on the picture of us floating around out there and the article about us being married in Jakarta: It was a commitment ceremony,” Eric wote in an Instagram story. “Nothing more. It allowed us to travel her country together alone. They don’t allow unmarried, non-related men and women to travel alone together. No documentation was filed with either Indonesia or United States. It was strictly symbolic. If you doubt this, go ahead and inquire with the State Dept. or State of WI.” 

After fans accused Eric of lying, he responded, “I’m telling the truth. This is what happened.” Also, seeing as Leida came to America with a K-1 visa, and not the CR1 conditional resident visa used for married couples, it’s unlikely that they were married before appearing on the show. 

We guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Watch 90 Day Fiancé Sundays at 9 p.m. on TLC. 

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/07/qnIlLNj/eric-90-day-fiance-job

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Offensive Tweets Come Back to Haunt Him

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Two days after announcing he would be the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, Kevin Hart shocked fans and revealed his decision to step down amid the controversy surrounding his nearly decade-old homophobic tweets. 

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” he tweeted. “I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart.  Much love & appreciation to the Academy.  I hope we can meet again.” 

But why did Kevin really step down as the Oscars host? 

Just hours before, Kevin refused to apologize for the homophobic comments he made in 2009,  despite being asked to do so my the Academy or get replaced as the host. “I chose to pass, I passed on the apology. Reason that I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up,” he said in a video he uploaded on Instagram. “I’ve spoken on it, I’ve said what the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’ve done it. I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different space in my life.”

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He continued, “The same energy that went into finding those old tweets can be the same energy put into finding the response to the questions that have been asked year after year after year. We feedin’ the internet trolls and we reward them. I’m not going to do it, man. I’m going to be me. I’m going to stand my ground. Regardless Academy, I’m thankful and appreciative of the opportunity. If it goes away, no harm, no foul.” 

Well, the Academy did decide to go with another host, seemingly firing Kevin and prompting many famous supporters to defend the comedian. “Who digs up tweets from nine years ago?” fellow comedian Gary Owen asked. “Ellen, you hosted the Oscars and you’re a proud gay woman, stand up for him.” 

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Billy Eichner also responded to the backlash, tweeting, “I’m no saint. We just wanted a little understanding, a little explanation. Apologies are tough — they leave you vulnerable. Toxic masculinity is real. I deal with it in my own way too. So on that note, I appreciate @KevinHart4real  apologizing. And apology accepted. That’s all.” 

So, what did Kevin say to spark the controversy? 

The controversial tweets that got the Ride Along star fired were posted between 2009 and 2011 — and were definitely insensitive to the LGBTQ community. “Yo, if my son comes home and try’s [sic] to play with my daughter’s dollhouse I’m going to break it over his head and say n [sic] my voice, “stop, that’s gay,” he wrote in one since-deleted tweet. Another read, “Why does [Damien Wayans] profile pic look like a gay billboard for AIDS… Booom, I’m on fire tonight.” 

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His son’s sexuality was also a punchline on his Seriously Funny stand up special, and when asked about the offensives jokes in 2015, Kevin once again refused to apologize. “I wouldn’t tell that joke today, because when I said it, the times weren’t as sensitive as they are now,” he told Rolling Stone. “I think we love to make big deals out of things that aren’t necessarily big deals, because we can.”

Following his decision to step down, GLAAD, the media monitoring organization, released a statement. “Kevin Hart shouldn’t have stepped down; he should have stepped up,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said. “Hart’s apology to LGBTQ people is an important step forward, but he missed a real opportunity to use his platform and the Oscars stage to build unity and awareness. We would still welcome that conversation with him. The Academy has recently made significant strides in featuring diverse talent onstage and they should now double down on that commitment as they look for a new host.” 

The Academy Awards are still set to air on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 8 p.m. on ABC. 

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/07/qB-BNsh/why-did-kevin-hart-step-down

Wait, What?! The Truth Behind ‘Botched’ Covering Your Plastic Surgery Expenses

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It’s hard to believe that there have been five whole seasons of Botched, but the latest season promises to be filled with even more OMG moments — and we’re ready. The show follows two top-notch plastic surgeons in California, Dr. Terry Dubrow, 60, and Dr. Paul Nassif, 56, who help people who have had past surgeries gone wrong.

Each patient on the show has an emotional explanation as to why they need their previous work fixed. These personal stories will range from multiple surgeries gone wrong in the past to getting operations done by untrained professions to going overseas to cut costs on pricey American procedures. This reality show has seen it all.

The doctors are usually willing to take on these high-risk patients, many of whom have been turned away by other doctors due to the extent of the cosmetic damages, but most fans still wonder if Botched pays for the extensive surgery — or if the patient has to cover the expense. 

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So, do Botched patients pay for the surgery? 

In a 2015 interview with Allure, Dr. Dubrow revealed, “We have to get paid to do the surgery. For four days a week we do something for the show.” Though, some may be wondering how every person on the show can afford an A-list plastic surgeon, rest assured, they aren’t paying the full bill.

The medical professional also told the mag that E! pays every patient an appearance fee, which that person then puts towards their medical fee. Well, that’s nice of the network. 

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How much do the Botched surgeons make?

As any professional in the medical field, they are not strapped for cash. In fact, these two plastic surgeons are among the highest paid in their field. According to MoneyInc.com, Dr. Dubrow is worth $30 million and has cemented himself as a top plastic surgeon in California. He has also appeared on multiple reality television shows, including, The Real Housewives of Orange County, alongside wife Heather Dubrow, The Swan, and a spinoff of Botched titled Botched by Nature.

In the same article, Dr. Nassif is said to be worth $14 million. He is best known for his rhinoplasty work and helping his clients achieve the “perfect nose,” as well as starring alongside Dr. Dubrow in Botched. Fans of reality television will also remember that Dr. Nassif was previously married to former RHOBH star Adrienne Maloof, — the former couple share sons Colin, Christian, and Gavin — who also has an impressive net worth of her own, estimated at $300 million. 

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What to expect in Season 5: 

The latest season of the popular E! Show is expected to keep audiences glued to their TVs. In an interview with E! News, Dr. Dubrow revealed that the next installment will feature “holes in heads, missing body parts, [and] little dogs that bit off their owner’s noses.” 

These extreme plastic surgery cases have captivated audiences as viewers are able to not only witness the drastic physical change, but an emotional one as well. The patients who sign up for the show are usually in a bad place mentally thanks to botched procedure. In this reality show, viewers are not only able to enter the procedure room, but also able to take a closer look at how a person is feeling pre- and post-surgery.

Watch Botched on Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on E!.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/06/aa1Smcm/does-botched-pay-for-your-surgery

'Impractical Joker' Joe Gatto's Daughter Has the Cutest Reaction to Seeing Her Dad on TV

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Leave it to Joe Gatto to find the silver lining. The Impractical Jokers star was in the hospital with his daughter, Milana, and he captured the sweet moment she realized her dad was on television. 

Wearing a bright pajama set covered in Frozen stickers, Milana stopped flipping through the channels when she spotted her dad and his fellow Jokers on truTv — and her reaction was perfect. When Joe asked the 3-year-old, “Who’s on TV?” she quickly responded, “Daddy,” with a big smile on her face. 

Last week we had to spend the night in the hospital with my baby girl because she had the flu and was running a high fever,” Joe captioned the video clip. “They didn’t have Disney Jr. but they did have @truTV and she did flipped out when #impracticaljokers was on. An adorable moment wrapped in a horrible night (she’s all good now though friends, so don’t worry).”  

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As expected, fans quickly flooded his comments section, thanking Joe for sharing the cute father-daughter memory. “Glad she’s better. I’m sure watching her amazing daddy on TV brightened her up,” one follower wrote. Others shared their similar experiences with Impractical Jokers. “That’s all I watched in the hospital after giving birth,” one fan commented before another added, “I’m grateful for hospitals having @trutv… when my mom suffered a brain aneurysm three years ago and in a coma for over a month and not expected to live, my husband and three kiddos discovered #ImpracticalJokers. Y’all brought laughter to us in a time we needed it most.” 

A third chimed in, “When my son was born it was the only thing on and we watched the show the three days we were up there.” So sweet, but back to Joe’s daughter… 

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Milana is a daddy’s girl — and Joe loves it. 

If there is one thing you need to know about Joe, it’s that he is wrapped around his little girl’s finger. Joe welcomed Milana in 2015 with his wife Bessy, and has been gushing about her on social media ever since. Recently, he revealed that, while Milana loves the show, she doesn’t like daddy leaving to go to work. 

“Yes, 100 percent, but my wife is amazing,” he said when asked if the show was demanding of his personal time. “She is able to let me do this for our family. My daughter is at the age where she doesn’t want me to go to work, but she also gets to come with me to work. She got to go onstage at three years old at MSG Radio City. I get to share some memories with her and my fam.” 

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Whether dancing while eating frozen yogurt together or getting her first haircut, Joe and Milana are inseparable. Plus, they are both big dog lovers, which is important when you have four dogs —  Biscotti, Zeppole, Tartufo, and Cannoli — running around the house. 

Joe’s son Remington is also a cutie!

Not to be ignored, Milana’s little brother is also known to make appearances on his dad’s social media — but at 16 months old, he might be too young to realize his dad is a bonafide TV star. “Watching the budding friendship between these two makes my heart warm,” Joe captioned a photo of his kids. “Like my siblings, watching them make a really great bond is cool to see as a father. If you’re looking for an excuse to call your sister or brother and say hello, let this be your call to action. I promise you were once inseparable, even if maybe somewhere along the way life got in the way.”  

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Awww. We always knew Joe was our favorite. Watch Impractical Jokers Thursdays at 10 p.m. on truTV.  

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/06/rZmOkdp/joe-gatto-daughter

11 Gilmore Girls Recommended Film-And-Food Pairings For When It's Just Too Cold Out

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While binge-watching Gilmore Girls, it’s plain to see that Rory and Lorelai actually invented binge-watching. The masters of a movie marathon, they know just how to snack up and bring in the perfect takeout for the occasion, which is impressive commitment in the days before Netflix and Seamless. From a health perspective, they should be dead. Or, you know, two twinning, blue-eyed Jabba the Hutts. I’d watch that show, for sure. We picked out some film and food pairings ripped straight from the show tro inspire your next night in.

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‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’

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‘Grey Gardens’

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‘Room With a View’ / ‘Showgirls’

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‘Casablanca’

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‘Funny Face’

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‘Pippi Longstocking’

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‘A Star is Born’ (first three versions)

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‘The House on Haunted Hill’

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‘Double Indemnity’

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‘Karate Kid,’ ‘Shanghai Surprise,, ‘Mr. Baseball’, ‘The Joy Luck Club’ and ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

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‘Pretty in Pink’

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/06/8VupZI0/gilmore-girls-movies

7 One-Hit-Wonders You Need to Give a Second Chance

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Being a “one-hit wonder” in the music world is kind of like having a scarlet letter branded on your chest. It’s considered a career failure — they had one hit and they blew it. But there’s more to it than that. Sure, there are several artists who got famous on gimmicky songs that couldn’t sustain people’s attention once the novelty wore off, but many other talented artists were merely victims of bad publicity, shady record labels, and just bad timing. 

It’s time we let go of the notion that “one-hit wonders” are untalented failures. Below, a few artists that don’t deserve that label. (Note: I’m using the word “one-hit wonder” loosely here. Basically, any artist who’s only known for one hit song is fair game in my book.)

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Jojo

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Tinashe

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James Blunt

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The Cardigans

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Nina Sky

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Carly Rae Jepsen

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Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/06/N4KjhX5/talented-one-hit-wonders

The Biggest Golden Globe Awards Snubs of 2018, According to Twitter

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The 2019 Golden Globe Awards nominations were officially announced in the early hours of Dec. 6 and, as expected, there were some major snubs. 

And by major snubs, we mean what the $%&@ was the Hollywood Foreign Press Association thinking? It wasn’t long before self-proclaimed (and extremely vocal) film and television couch critics were venting their frustrations on Twitter for all to hear. 

While some were hoping to add some humor to the tense conversation, “Biggest Golden Globes snubs: Succession, Chrissy Teigen’s Twitter, the dog from A Star is Born, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Cardi B’s Instagram videos in the Nicki feud,” others were determined to defend their favorite shows and characters. “Ugh so many snubs at this years Golden Globes. I’m so sorry Toni Colette, Jodie Comer, Wildlife, Hereditary, Suspiria, etc,” one devastated cinephile wrote before another added, “They didn’t just snub Mandy Moore this year they snubbed the entire f–king [This Is Us] cast and show literally f–k the Golden Globes y’all don’t know s–t.” Yikes. 

So, what were the biggest Golden Globes snubs that has Twitter in their feelings? The list is long… but let’s start with movies. 

Widows

Fans were very upset that Steve McQueen’s film starring Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez was shown no love at the nominations announcement. But that’s not stopping Widows ride-or-dies from encouraging others to watch. “Widows got snubbed for the Golden Globes but if you like movies and supporting talented female actors you should go buy a ticket to go see it ASAP,” one fan tweeted.  

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Another shared an important reminder about awards shows in general. “Wow those Golden Globes nominations suck. Like First Man and Widows is not good enough for them yet Bohemian Rhapsody is? Get outta here,” they wrote. “But then again award shows have no real long-term value so why bother complaining?” But speaking of First Man… 

First Man 

Damien Chazielle’s film about man’s first moon landing was also noticeably lacking some nominations — it did earn a Best Score and Best Supporting Actress nom for Claire Foy — especially depriving us the opportunity for a Ryan Gosling red carpet moment. 

“I knew First Man wasn’t going to get nominated, but knowing I won’t see Ryan at the Golden Globes at least…,” one fan tweeted. Another added, “Golden Globes robbed First Man and Eighth Grade, perhaps iI’m gonna wait for Oscars then.”  

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Black Panther 

Sure, the Marvel movie was nominated for Best Drama, but Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman were both SNUBBED hard by the HFPA — at least according to Wakanda supporters. “While the Golden Globes can be an indicator for Oscars, I’m not a fan of the way they gave nominations to Black Panther.  Where’s the love for Michael B. Jordan’s or Chadwick Boseman’s performances?  At least Crazy Rich Asians and Constance Wu were both recognized,” one user wrote. Another agreed, sharing, “No acting nods from the Golden Globes for either Michael B. Jordan OR Chadwick Boseman, despite Black Panther being nominated for Best Motion Picture.  If the Oscars and the SAG Awards disappoint me in this regard, too, then I’m gonna be REALLY upset.” 

Hereditary 

Scary movies are usually not awards show fodder, but many thought Hereditary, or at least Toni Collette’s performance as a grieving mother with a possessed child, secured a few nominations thanks to the success of Get Out the year before. Unfortunately, that was not the case. “The #GoldenGlobes failed to nominate Toni Collette for her performance in HEREDITARY, so, like, I’ll fail to watch the Golden Globes,” one fan simply wrote. 

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Another took the time to warn the Academy it needs to do better. “Golden Globes have always been complete and utter bulls–t, but especially this year bc they completely ignored Toni Collette for Hereditary. If she doesn’t get the Oscar nom I’m f–king RIOTING.” Same girl, same. 

A Quiet Place 

Another horror film that deserved more than a Best Original Score nomination was A Quiet Place, at least according to these fans. “Was nominating A Quiet Place for Best Original Score (and nothing else) some kind of sick inside joke? almost the entire movie is silent?!” one asked. Another shared a more dire prediction, writing, “Golden Globes aren’t as reliable as the Oscars. However, I sadly don’t think A Quiet Place or Hereditary will get much love there either. Only thing I see possibly happening is Best Original Screenplay for either one of them, maybe both.” 

Now, onto television. 

This Is Us

The Big Three and the entirety of the tear-jerking NBC drama was completely shut out and viewers are out for blood. “The Golden Globes have been officially cancelled until they decide to acknowledge the This Is Us cast and give them what they deserve.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. 

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Handmaid’s Tale 

Elisabeth Moss and Yvonne Strahovski were both nominated individually, but the Hulu series was noticeably absent from the Best Television Series — Drama category. “Handmaid’s Tale was robbed!!!!!! May not even watch the Golden Globes this year,” one viewer tweeted. 

Atlanta 

BRB, we’re blasting Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” in protest, probably just like these upset fans. “So…. Atlanta just got snubbed like that by the golden globes?” one asked before another tweeted, “No Atlanta? Seriously! Golden Globes, come on…” A third chimed in, “Westworld, Better Call Saul, and Atlanta deserves better than shitty Golden Globes anyway.”  

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Maniac and GLOW 

Netflix loyalists took their frustrations to the social media platform after both Maniac and GLOW were snubbed. “I wish the Golden Globes has a Best Ensemble category. Because the women of GLOW would win hands down. I’m literally raving about the show in a group text with friends right now,” one GLOW supporter wrote. Another added, in support of Maniac and Emma Stone’s role in the movie, “Honestly it should be a flat out crime that Emma Stone didn’t make the Golden Globes cut for her role in Maniac.” 

If you’re not completing turned off by all the snubs, tune in to the 76th Golden Globe Awards — hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg — on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/06/NtLWtIL/golden-globes-snubs

Latina Girl Group Bella Dose Came to Slay in Two Languages (EXCLUSIVE)

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The Spice Girls have some competition. OK, maybe not “competition,” but four girls from Miami are teaming up to spread the girl power mantra in two languages. 

Bella Dose is the world’s first bilingual girl group — and Thais, Brianna, Melany, and Jennifer are definitely the modern day version of the pop group with plenty of Caribbean flavor. Together for just over a year, Bella Dose has already put out multiple singles, including earworms such as “Comfortable” and “Eyes on You,” and a holiday jam called “christmas with u.” 

And they’re just getting started. After each auditioned individually in Miami in a girl group search hosted by International Hub Records, Thais, Brianna, Melany, and Jennifer were matched together à la One Direction — and got thrown into an intense music boot camp. “We all four lived in one room in two bunk beds and went through a crash course to learn piano, guitar, choir and music theory,” Jennifer explained to Distractify exclusively. Luckily, the close quarters only brought the girls, well, closer. 

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“We all get along super well and I feel like we have this special connection that unites us and makes us this powerhouse girl group,” Thais added. “I’m honestly privileged to be in the girl group and we’re all just super blessed to have each other and be able to call each other sisters and make music together and live out our dream.” 

Now that they had the talent down, next came picking out a name. After months of failing to find the perfect group name, it was actually International Hub executive and mentor Vicky Curiel who suggested the Bella Dose moniker.  

“It’s actually an Italian word that means ‘fair share’ and it also means a dose of beauty and it’s actually pretty cool because we share everything — we share makeup, we share a room, we share clothes, we share music, we share everything — so it’s actually a really cool name that defines us really well,” Melany said.  

So, who are the girls behind Bella Dose? 

There is the baby of Bella Dose, Brianna, 15, who is the baby sister of “Lil Bebe” singer DaniLeigh and the self-proclaimed “bougie” member of the group. “If I could, I would wear Chanel every day,” she said with a laugh. Jennifer, 20, the Sporty Spice of the group, can rock a set like a no one’s business. 

Then there is Melany, 19, who describes her girl squad as intellectual and sassy and herself as a skater girl, but edgy. And last but not least there’s Thais, 19, who prefers the adjectives “flavorful and happy” to describe Bella Dose. “We love what we do and that will never change and we’re flavorful because we’re Latin,” Thais told Distractify before agreeing that the group is “sassy” too. 

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On Instagram, fans can see more of the girls’ personalities — and they share the love right back. “We love social media for that reason because all our fans are very interactive with everything we do,” Thais said. “We comment back, we like their pictures because we like to show love because we really appreciate everything they do because if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be Bella Dose.” 

Since coming together, Bella Dose has been keeping busy over the past year — taking a road trip from L.A. to Miami, where they worked for three months, flying to Puerto Rico to film a music video for their Spanish hit, “Muevelo” (set for release next year), and then heading north to New York City to film two more music videos. Their first album and a possible tour are also on the horizon.  

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But don’t expect the girls to slow down in 2019. With a collective bucket list that includes dream collaborations with J Balvin and Cardi B and performing at Madison Square Garden, the sky is the limit for Bella Dose. 

 “A lot of Latina women, in the past, have been told they couldn’t do something, but all Latinas can do what other people can do,” Brianna said. “And women of color in general — we stand for that power. It’s all about supporting each other.” 

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Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/05/4-4X9av/bella-dose-music