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The 8 Most Ridiculous Things Donald Trump Said in His Presidential Campaign Launch

That’s EXACTLY what we need!

Unless you live under a very large rock you’ve probably heard that Donald Trump has put his hat in the ring to run for President. You’ve probably also read various Twitter headlines and seen pictures with quotes about how rich he is or how he thinks all immigrants are rapists (except the few that he assumes might be good people) or how he knows what our country needs but you probably didn’t watch it. Which is precisely why Chelsea watched it for you!

Obviously he said some ridiculous, xenophobic, classist, and ignorant things but we can’t really pretend like we didn’t already know he was like that. So Chelsea identified 8 things Trump said that we found utterly ridiculous in a completely different way:

1. “I made websites for 3 dollars!”

Websites do not cost 3 dollars. I know because this website isn’t even important and it costs more than $3.

2. “When did we beat Japan at anything?”

*cough* World War II *cough*

3. “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created”

A man known for the catchphrase “You’re Fired” is going to be the greatest jobs president every created by God…

4. “I like China! I just sold an apartment for 15 million dollars to someone from China!”

Roughly translates to: “I like money, I’ll take it from anyone”

5. “I’m the one who made the right predictions about Iraq”

Yeah, WTF guys, why didn’t we just listen to Donald! He’s a foreign policy extraordinaire and war hero in the WWE hall of fame!

6. “I’m going to call the head of Ford, Who I Know.”

Congrats?

7. “I think I am a nice person. I give a lot of money away.”

I’ll just leave this here: “A TSG review of the group’s Internal Revenue Service returns dating back to 1990 reveals that Trump, the foundation’s president, may be the least charitable billionaire in the United States.”

8. “I promise I will never be in a bicycle race.”

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On Set with The Wild Honey Pie’s Welcome Campers Part 1

A few weeks ago I attended The Wild Honey Pie‘s Welcome Campers SXSW series right outside of Austin, TX. If those words mean nothing to you they will soon when you realize that you too could attend one of these awesome events for free.

Welcome Campers is basically a music video set and you are an extra. You will be hanging out in a beautiful setting and seeing intimate performances by up and coming bands while eating and drinking for free. There’s usually only 100 spots for extras I mean campers so the group of people who won spots was quite eclectic.

The bands who played during my stay at Camp Champions in Marble Falls, TX included Oh Land, The Eastern Sea, Wild Child, On An On, and surprise guest Talib Kweli.

On the first day, we arrived at camp and Oh Land played an upbeat set where we danced and made crafts. We got to explore the rest of the ground, which were pretty fancy for a kids summer camp. Also lots of obligatory Texas pride.

That night we saw The Eastern Sea perform, they were one of my favorites. Their set was on the lake, lots of tiki torches and even fireworks. We got to play with sparklers as well but it wasn’t as exciting by the 6th or so time.

More Texas Pics to come.

Randall Park and the Plight of Being an Asian-American Actor Who Wants to Be Taken Seriously

Korean-American actor Randall Park is a guy you’ve probably seen before. Currently he portrays Louis Huang on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, a tv show based off of celebrity chef Eddie Huang‘s memoir that is making history as the first Primetime TV show depicting an Asian Family in twenty long years, and if you’ve never seen the show, well – Park has been in a lot of commercials. Before starring in Fresh Off The Boat he received some minor media attention for portraying a very human version of Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in The Interview with James Franco and Seth Rogan and has had several guest-starring roles in films and tv shows like The Mindy ProjectVeep, The Five Year Engagement, and more where he inevitably is always cast as a doctor/politician/any sort of side character.

“But it’s all happening for him!” you might think now that he’s leading a cast in a pretty popular primetime show. But that’s really not the case. Park is 40 years old and he’s been making good stuff for a long, long time.

Park as Kim Jong Un in ‘The Interview’

It’s clear to any minority actor, especially an Asian male, that Hollywood has not carved out a place for them. From white-washing (casting white actors for existing minority characters) to just simply being bias towards casting white actors for characters with no prescribed race, it’s hard to find a leading role. This issue effects black, latino, native american, mixed race, plus-sized and female entertainers alike.

“[Someday] I want to do a project that’s just a project,” Park said in an interview with Grantland. In other words, something that isn’t necessarily Asian-centric or the only show on air representing the Asian community (like Fresh Off The Boat) – a project that Park was cast in simply because he was the best actor, not the best Asian actor for the Asian part.

Park has tried to make that happen on his own terms. As is the case with many talented minority entertainers, he has been making independent projects for years and to not nearly enough fanfare and attention. Constance Wu may have been hailed by the media as the break out star of Fresh Off The Boat but it’s high time for Randall Park to break out as well. He’s funny and the world needs to know it.

Enjoy Randall Park and Marques Ray as they hilariously illustrate why Asians and Hispanics should get along:

More Randall Park at Randall Park Place

Hell Yeah! New Diverse Emoji Coming Soon

Great news, Emoji just got better! Today Apple delivered a new beta of OS X to developers that comes with more emoji in all shades and sizes.

A tipster sent theNextweb some screenshots of the new emoji palette found in OS X 10.10.3. Though the emoji default is still the white version, you can now click and hold on any emoji to change the skin tone. The same emoji are appearing in iOS 8.3 beta 2 as well.

Another much needed improvement, you can now represent any family type:

Other additions include new flags and of course, because nothing comes without some sort of product plug, the watch emoji is now an Apple Watch and the phone looks like an iPhone 6.

There’s no release date for iOS 8.3 or OS X 10.10.3 yet, but Apple is reportedly planning a public beta program which will kick off in mid-March.

Do you think there’s any other improvements Apple could have made to the Emoji?

Watch: The NWA Biopic Is Real and Really Does Make You Want to Break Stuff

My sister: “omg I’m so into the straight outta compton trailer hahahaa”

*Opens article from Noisey entitled: THE TRAILER FOR THE NWA BIOPIC WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO BREAK STUFF*

Me: “It looks good. It really does make you want to break stuff haha”

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Straight Outta Compton is set to release this August and stars Alexandra Shipp, Paul Giamatti, Keith Stanfield as Snoop Dogg, Aldis Hodge as MC Renn, Orlando Brown as Jay Loke, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Neil Brown Jr. as Yella, and Jason Mitchell as Easy E.

If you are at first confused by the nature of the trailer, keep watching. It’s half in the present and half a biopic of NWA’s past.

Note: Apparently they had some trouble during their casting process, hopefully that’s not reflected in the film.

Cuteness Overload: New Android Commercial Features Unlikely Animal Friendships

Why yes, that is a lion cub with some meerkat friends! And yes, it looks a little like The Lion King but that’s not today’s featured Disney movie! Let me take you on a magical journey back to 1973 when a little movie called Robin Hood came out.

As I’m sure you remember, the film featured a band of talking animal friends which is the case with a plethora of Disney movies, however the soundtrack was a complete departure from all past and present animated Disney films, utilizing a style known as American Folk Music.

With Texas-born singer Roger Miller responsible for most of the songs and even providing the narration as a singing rooster, Robin Hood was a movie where two things that were not the same went together. This was an incredible move by Disney, staying true to Medieval dress and settings while updating the soundtrack to a twangy Americana sound.

For example, Miller’s folk style somehow lends itself perfectly to voice the lamentations of what were originally English peasants:

“While he taxes us to pieces
And he robs us of our bread
King Richard’s crown keeps slippin’ down
Around that pointed head
Ah! But while there is a merry man
in Robin’s wily pack
We’ll find a way to make him pay
And steal our money back”

The Phony King of England, performed by Phil Harris

This band of animals made up of varying species who steal from the rich and give to the poor are a perfect metaphor for working together despite differences. Android realized how appropriate the the iconic film’s most famous song, O-Da-Lalli, was for these videos of adorable, unlikely animal friendships. With the end message tweaked to fit their needs, their campaign is called, “Be together, Not the same.” Well played Android, most likely no one could stop themselves from feeling warm and fuzzy inside watching this:

It’s unclear if this will actually help them sell phones but it did make me feel nostalgic for Robin Hood. Luckily it’s streaming on Netflix in the US or you can always buy a copy for keeps: Digital | Hard Copy DVD

10 Entertainment News Stories To Help You Make Friends at Parties This Weekend

[Image: Business Insider]

Because my job entails keeping up on all the entertainment news, from Elle Fanning dyeing her hair a silky chestnut brown to knowing way more about Young Adult novel adaptations than I ever wanted to, I am now basically an encyclopedia of the latest happenings in Hollywood. NBD. I’ve noticed that I’ve begun telling people who are less involved in the world of entertainment all about said happenings at parties, at bars, at restaurants, on the subway, ok not on the subway. Generally people seem interested, because who wants to talk about politics and free speech anyways! Amirite?

Here’s a little Entertainment News round up for the week of January 12, 2015. You will be so in-the-know after reading this. Then you can go forth and regurgitate the material you read here at any social gathering you may find yourself at. After, let me know how many new friends you make! No really, I am genuinely interested to know.

1. Michael Keaton is In Talks to Star in a Movie About…McDonalds

Keaton made a valiant comeback in Birdman and isn’t stopping now. He is reportedly in talks to star in the film The Founder, showcasing the “dark story” of the rise of the McDonald’s fast food empire. If you ask me, that title sounds a lot like that one movie about the founding of Facebook called The Social Network, except this time it will be about french fries and drive through windows instead of Harvard and the internet. The Hollywood Reporter announced that sources say Keaton met with John Lee Hancock (who will direct) on Monday, received an offer this week and is now in talks to take on the role of Kroc.

2. The Oscars Are the Whitest Since 1998

Boo. The Oscars are under social media fire because there’s not one non-caucasian actor nominated, Selma got snubbed and it matters for many reasons beyond critical acclaim, and this chart of every minority nominee by year is seriously depressing:

Remember, those are just the nominees, meaning basically none of them not all of them won. Even George Lucas, who is an old white man himself, thinks the academy is bullsh*t, except he said it a lot more eloquently. #oscarssowhite

3. Dexter Alum Will Play the Villian in CW’s The Flash

[Image: uinterview] Remember this kid from Dexter? Well he’s a villain now.

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The Flash has cast Dexter alum Devon Graye as a villain, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Graye played teenage Dexter on the Showtime drama, and now he’ll be playing Axel Walker, a copycat version of The Trickster.

4. ‘LEGO Movie’ Director Has An Awesome Response To Not Being Nominated For An Oscar

The LEGO Movie, which was amazing no matter what age you are, was not nominated for best animated feature in this year’s Academy Award nominations. Director Phil Lord wasted no time in responding on Twitter:

5. Viola Davis Wants to Be on Game of Thrones and Murder Someone with a Spear

Awesome. I fully support this. Davis (star of How to Get Away With Murder) told TV Guide:

“I would love to be on ‘Game of Thrones. I love that show. I would want to play a character like Diana Rigg. Like, a really great, just no-nonsense formidable queen. But I want to kill somebody. With a spear. How’s that?” 

That’s good. That’s very good Viola.

[Image: bwwstatic] Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones

6. Sorry Bronies, Netflix Wants to Break Up

Netflix is dropping “My Little Pony” and “Transformers” from its streaming service next month after a failure to come to terms with Hasbro Studios on a new deal. Other shows leaving Netflix on Feb. 2 are “G.I. Joe,” “Pound Puppies” and “Chuck and Friends.”

Looks like you’ve got two weeks to binge watch “My Little Pony” and after that you’ll just have to watch that Bronies documentary on repeat.

7. Edgar Wright is Adapting the Acclaimed Novel Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith Thanks to Facebook

Wright (director and writer of Shaun of the Dead) told Vulture:

“I’ll tell you what, here’s what genuinely happened. On Facebook, somebody whom I don’t really know that well said, ‘Edgar Wright, you have to make a movie of Grasshopper Jungle.’ And then underneath, Matt Tolmach — who had the rights to it — wrote, ‘I agree.’ And then Andrew Smith said, ‘I also agree!’ So I emailed Matt and said, ‘Send me this book.'”

And voila! A movie about a teenager who comes of age while battling against giant grasshoppers and discovers his blossoming bisexuality. I’ve got an interview with author Andrew Smith in the works. Look for that soon.

8. Tom Hardy Has Dropped Out of Ayer’s Suicide Squad

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Tom Hardy can’t fit Suicide Squad into his schedule so the part of Rick Flagg is up for grabs. Firstshowing.net reports that Warner Brother’s Studio is looking at you, Jake Gyllenhaal!

9. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is the Fastest Selling R-Rated Movie in Fandango History

Not that that’s much of a surprise considering America’s recently exposed burning desire for BDSM material per Fifty Shades of Grey book sales. THR reports that though the movie doesn’t come out until February 13th, it’s already sold more advance tickets in its first week of sales than Sex and the City 2, The Hangover Part II, The Hangover Part III and Gone Girl.

10. Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz Are All Grown Up

Here’s a role quite unlike any other we’ve seen Chloe Grace Moretz in. Certainly her character was “dark” in Carrie, but in French director Olivier AssayasClouds of Sils Maria, Moretz’s character seems more mean-spirited than misunderstood. She plays a budding Hollywood starlet named Jo-Ann Ellis who is described in the synopsis as having “a penchant for scandal.”

Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche are the actual stars of the movie and the trailer was just released by Sundance Selects (watch below). The film revolves around an aging actress (Binoche) who is gearing up to star in a new production of the play that made her famous years ago, only this time she’ll be taking on the “older woman” role, while a confident younger actress (Moretz) tackles the lead. It looks all sorts of interesting.

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That’s the news for this week. Happy Friday!