Animatronic Devil Baby attacks New Yorkers in Epic prank : worldleaks

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Billed as a supernatural horror film from 20th Century Fox, ‘Devil’s Due’ is the story of  a newlywed couple finds themselves covering with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy that must have happened during a night of their honeymoon which is mysteriously missing from their memories.

As the wife’s pregnancy builds up it becomes clear that whatever is gestating inside her is malevolent.

Essentially it looks like the plot of ‘Breaking Dawn’ if it hadn’t been written for tween girls and lonely housewives.

 

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Bruce Springsteen song skewers Chris Christie : worldleaks

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Chris Christie’s “bridgegate” affair has already produced lots of jokes. But none may sting the governor of New Jersey as much as a skit on the most recent “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” that sent up the subject with a parody of a Bruce Springsteen song.

Why might it hurt? Because Governor Christie loves Mr. Springsteen’s music. He has been to above 130 Springsteen shows. He knows all the Boss hits by heart. He dances. He famously cried after finally getting a hug from Springsteen after a show.

And Springsteen himself seemed on Mr. Fallon’s stage to sing the “Stuck in Jerseyland” song. Triple ouch.

That’s right. The skit opened with comedian Fallon, dressed in Bruce-like jeans and a sleeveless denim shirt, carrying an acoustic guitar. He played the familiar opening notes to “Born to Run.” But the words were different.

“In the day we worried out on the streets stuck in traffic on the GWB,” fake Springsteen sang. “They shut down the tollbooths of glory ’cuz we didn’t endorse Christie.”

And so on. You get the idea. Then about a minute or so in, the real Springsteen comes walking out of the dark at the back of the stage, dressed in identical clothing

Bruce began with a two-way nod.

“C’mon and let me in/I wanna be your friend/there’ll be no partisan divisions,” he sang.

But no, the target here was just resistless. Springsteen rocked into the chorus, singing, “I really gotta take a leak/but I’m stuck in Gov. Chris Christie’s Fort Lee New Jersey traffic jam!”

The audience mostly loved it. But not all of them: There were a few boos at the end, as caught on tape.

OK, as we said, this might actually offend Christie. He is distinctively a Jersey boy, after all. He was born in Newark, went to the University of Delaware, and has worked as a New Jersey lawyer and politician his whole adult life.

Springsteen is New Jersey’s most famous product, excluding perhaps traffic. He is such an icon of his generation that Millennials now generally don’t like him because he’s symbolic of older folks.

After years of rejection, Christie finally met Springsteen when the rocker agreed to participate in charity concerts to raise money for victims of superstorm Sandy. Now the disaffection may rise again.

But the biggest trouble sign here may just be the comedy. As we’ve written before, one of Christie’s biggest obstacles to defeating the political effects of the Fort Lee scandal is that it’s funny. Take traffic jams, tollbooths, Fort Lee, and put them together, and you have an endless array of material for Fallon, Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” and so forth. The New York media machine is just over the George Washington Bridge, after all, and it’s always heroic for new comedic material.

Right now, the public isn’t really interested in bridgegate, perse. That’s seen in a recent Pew poll that shows voters followed it less, as a news item, than the winter weather that swept the nation last week. As a result, it hasn’t changed feelings about the New Jersey governor that much.

But if David Letterman, Jay Leno, et al., make it a running gag? That could in effect prolong the story and publicize it, making it more difficult for Christie’s favorability ratings to escape its effects.

 

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Female pro wrestler Johnnie Mae Young dies at 90 : worldleaks

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Johnnie Mae Young, a initiating female wrestler and World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member whose career spanned eight decades, died on Tuesday, the organization said. She was 90.

“There will never be another Mae Young,” said Vince McMahon, the chairman and chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment.

Young died at her home in Columbia, South Carolina, where she had been under medical care, a WWE spokesman said.

Known as “The Great Mae Young,” she got her start in the sport at age 15 as a member of her Tulsa, Oklahoma, high school boys’ wrestling team, according to a WWE biography. She began her professional wrestling career in 1939.

Her signature move was called the “Bronco Buster,” in which the attacker jumps up and down on a seated resister’s chest, sometimes in a sexually suggestive way, WWE said.

While potential male wrestlers were off fighting in World War Two, Young and other women made inroads in the sport. She helped open Canadian wrestling to women and was among the first female wrestlers to tour post-war Japan in 1954, WWE said.

After several decades of doing, she turned her care to training and coached her longtime friend Lillian Ellison, known as “The Fabulous Moolah.”

Ellison was the first female member of the WWE’s Hall of Fame. She died in 2007. Young became the third woman to receive the honor when she was seated in 2008.

In their later years, Young and Ellison shared a home and sports complex in Columbia, where they aimed would-be wrestlers. They also made comic appearances in televised WWE events.

 

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‘American Idol’ : Harry Connick Jr. is pleasant : worldleaks

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Harry Connick Jr. is my favorite American Idol judge so far, and not just because he held a contestant like a baby on tonight’s season 13 premiere.

In the face of a steady stream of mediocre contestants, “your mom’s favorite singer” did not sugarcoat his reviews. Plenty of times, Keith Urban and J. Lo said yes to someone and Connick Jr. had to be honest: “I don’t think you’re a good enough singer. No.”

Connick Jr. spent the premiere playfully batting the warm and glowing ego balloon that is Jennifer Lopez — he could have been more lasting with his particular musicianship suggestions for people every time she smoothly steamrolled his opinions, but I think he’ll do that down the line during the live shows. Tonight, he held back, settled in, and toyed with the balloon gently plenty so that things stayed fun and she didn’t burst.

I have a feeling there won’t be many volatile moments on American Idol this season — and that’s probably for the best. Harry and Keith are clearly in goofy, stupid love, and that’s even better.

The judges’ dynamic is solid — a much-needed reprieve after last year’s bitchy mess.

 

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4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Near Fontana : worldleaks

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A magnitude 4.4 earthquake came upon near Fontana, CA at about 1:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 3 miles north of Fontana in San Bernardino County, according to the USGS.

Multple aftershocks were described in the minutes that followed the initial earthquake, according to USGS. The largest aftershock happended at 2:07 a.m. It was a 2.3-magnitude.

“I just felt the house kind of rocking back and forth like it was on shock absorbers. It only lasted about five seconds. It sounded like a bomb going off, and the house just began rocking,” Riverside resident Jeff Pracht said.

The shaking was felt all over the Southern Calfornia. NBCLA.com readers outside the Inland Empire also say they felt the earthquake, including reports from West Covina, Anaheim, and even Santa Monica, which is 65 miles west of the earthquake’s epicenter.

“It woke us all up in the house. First a loud pounding sound then the shaking delayed,” Glendora resident Sabrina Maldonado said.

No damage or injuries were directly reported.

 

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