Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller is hailed for his athleticism and team spirit. Unfortunately, this star player has one very embarrassing problem: flatulence. His trouble with farting in public has become so bad that the linebacker has been fined by his teammates for cutting the cheese in public places. Von Miller’s teammates were so disgusted with their teammate’s gas problem that they decided to charge him $500 every time they heard him pass gas. This season, Von Miller has paid $15,000 in fart fines. That’s a total of 30 public episodes of flatulence.
The Current Farting Tax For Von Miller
ESPN business analyst Darren Rovell first officially revealed Von Miller’s farting fine on his Twitter account. Rovell tweeted on Christmas day:
Von Miller’s teammates created a fart tax of $500. They caught him farting 30 times in a season which he says cost him $15K (H/T @mortyain)
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 26, 2016
Since the time Rovell released this tweet at the end of last year, some people are wondering if the final price tag for this fine has gone up in recent weeks. People who know Von Miller might have already known this football player has serious problems with flatulence if they saw his interview with Nicki Jhabvala. For those who don’t know, Jhabvala is an NFL/Broncos beat writer for The Denver Post. On June 3rd of 2015, Jhabvala tweeted:
Von Miller said the Broncos have a fine system for, um, flatulence in meetings. Said he thinks he’s been fined the most.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) June 3, 2015
With reference to his teammates, the linebacker told Jhabvala:
“They can’t fine me if I get up and walk away. It’s NOT healthy. I keep trying to tell them it’s not healthy if I just sit there and hold it in.”
According to medical science, Von Miller does make a good point. Doctors note that when we hold in our farts, the gas gets reabsorbed into our blood stream. This can cause abdominal pain, constipation, stomach bloating, and even bad breath. If you have a gas problem, doctors recommend eating food slowly, reducing stress, and exercising regularly. Despite the weight of scientific evidence in Von Miller’s favor, Miller’s teammates seem unwilling to forgive him for this embarrassing issue. Von Miller seemed distraught over his farting fines, but he has reportedly paid them all without complaint. Thankfully for Von Miller, he is making more than enough money to pay for his farting issues. Miller just recently signed a five-year contract, which will give him around $114 million.
Von Miller’s History Of Flatulence
This football star’s farting problem is becoming bigger with each passing year. Fans of the hit ABC show “Dancing With the Stars” will recall the linebacker was fined by his partner, Witney Carson McAllister, every time he farted in the dance studio. Even after being fined on this show, Von Miller kept letting them rip wherever and whenever he felt the urge. Von Miller took part in the most recent season of “Dancing With the Stars” and was eliminated from the dancing competition at the start of May.
What’s Next For the Football Superstar?
Despite all of this farting nonsense, things seem to be going well for Von Miller. He intends to stay with the Denver Broncos for as long as he can, and he plans on farting whenever he feels the urge to go. The football star told Jhabvala he knows of no one who actually holds their farts in, and he certainly isn’t about to start. He went on to admit that he
“just [does] it more than the average person.”
Wherever the linebacker goes in the future, you can be sure he won’t let social stigma get in the way of healthy digestion.
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Carrie Fisher has finally opened up about the affair with Harrison Ford. When she appeared on The Graham Norton Show, she discussed the relationship that she had mentioned in her memoir The Princess Diarist.
According to EW, the actress said that she was embarrassed and felt guilty about the publicity that her story received.
She estimates that more than 400,000 news websites picked up the story, and when Norton suggested that Ford must talk about the affair for the rest of his life, Fisher stated that she hadn’t thought of that consequence when she revealed the affair in her book.
Harrison Ford Teased about the Affair
During the Ambassadors for Humanity gala dinner, James Corden took a few stabs at attendee Harrison Ford about his headline-making affair with Carrie Fisher, reports Vanity Fair.
Fisher broke the news about their secret 40-year old affair, and Corden made jokes about how he would never talk about their fling in public, and especially not in a book. He was quoted as saying that Harrison Ford looked “sexy as ever” that night.
The look on Ford’s face made it clear that he was more than capable of taking a joke about the affair. In fact, he smiled and shook his head in disagreement. The people at his table, including George Lucas and Spielberg, both laughed at the joke.
During the event, Ford was in good spirits. He was there to lend his support to the annual gala that benefits the U.S.C. Shoah Foundation. He was there among friends like Kathleen Kennedy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and JJ Abrams.
Harrison Ford has been notorious for enjoying his privacy. And he has not made any public comments about the affair that Fisher has talked rather publicly about. She did state that the relationship ended when the movie was filmed, and that Ford is probably bugged about the revelation in her book and how much publicity it has received since it was published.
Ford, now 74, was married to his wife Mary Marquardt at the time. They had split in 1979. The film released a year later.
At the time of the affair, Fisher was 19 and Ford was 33. Their romance ended decades ago, and Fisher said that she was inexperienced, but that Ford was kind and there was something about him that drew her to him.
A representative for Ford has declined to make any comments on the matter, reports ABC News.
The two were recently seen on The Force Awakens movie together, and while filming, they were said to be in good spirits toward one another.
Fisher admits that no one knew about the affair back when it occurred. She even joked that Ford didn’t know it was happening.
Now that Fisher has seen the blowback from her revelation in her book, she has made it clear to the public that she regrets revealing the affair tremendously, and feels guiltier that Ford will have to talk about it the rest of his life.
Elvis is back and better than ever. And, this time he’s getting a little help from famous supermodel Kate Moss. How can this be? Isn’t Elvis dead? According to some “Elvis experts”—no, he isn’t dead. For those of us who believe that the King truly left us, we’re curious about how Elvis is making headlines again.
Back in 2015, Priscilla Presley produced an Elvis album, pairing archived footage of the singer’s soulful voice with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. According to W Magazine, the album entitled If I Can Dream, hit number one on the charts in both Australia and the UK.
With the success of If I Can Dream, Mrs. Presley decided to produce another album this year. This second posthumous Elvis album is sure to make hearts swoon with the single The Wonder of You. According to Rolling Stone, the album, also entitled The Wonder of You, spans multiple musical genres. Listeners will get to enjoy archived audio footage of Elvis singing rock, gospel, operatic, country, and balladry.
While the main attraction to this album is Elvis’ beautiful and sexy voice, the main attraction to the music video is Kate Moss. The former supermodel has been in a multitude of music videos since her heyday in the 1990s. She’s been the music video muse for Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Elton John, The White Stripes, Primal Scream, Marianne Faithfull, and now Elvis Presley.
Moss has portrayed everything from a bored socialite meeting her doppelganger in a haunted house, to pole dancer, to a Bond villainess. In this latest video, the director had her don a white, bedazzled jumpsuit in honor of Elvis. According to The Guardian, it’s an outfit she wears well. Throughout the black and white video, Moss lounges on a couch, dances around, and lip-syncs to the Elvis song. It’s the ultimate karaoke video.
Many people wonder whether this particular collaboration will prove to be Moss’ best music video ever. The Guardian reviewers were only slightly impressed, giving it a score of six out of ten. While they loved her dancing around in her modern take of Elvis’ 1960-1970s jumpsuit, they thought there were some dull moments. They felt this way particularly when she was just lounging around. While gorgeous as ever, Moss simply looked like a Michael Bublé video extra. Others disagree, saying this video was shot with a mixture of fun and grace.
Either way, this will be just one more notch in Kate Moss’ music video belt. It’s definitely a fun experience for her; after all, how many people can say they’ve collaborated with the likes of Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Elton John, and even Elvis? However, Moss isn’t reliant on the popularity of this music video to keep her afloat financially. She’s quite the businesswoman. Moss started her own modeling firm and will be launching a product line shortly.
As far as Elvis goes, he will be more popular than ever. While the singer is no longer with us, his spirit and music will live on forever. This is evidenced not only by the fact that he’s collaborating with the likes of Kate Moss and has released two posthumous albums but by the fact that he continues to be an inspiration to other artists. For instance, according to W Magazine, Elvis is the “unofficial inspiration for Coach’s Spring 2017 runway show.”
Love them or hate them, Presley and Moss will be forever remembered for this soon-to-be iconic music video. The archived vocals bring back memories of when we first fell in love with Elvis. And, the video reminds everyone why Kate Moss became an international success.
SeaWorld Entertainment has announced that they will cut over 300 positions. The layoffs are part of their restructuring plan, which will occur for all 12 parks across the country, and this is their largest layoff project since 2014, says Click Orlando.
The restructuring process will involve the combination of layoffs and eliminate already vacant positions within the corporation. They did not, however, provide a breakdown as to which jobs or departments will receive cuts, says Orlando Sentinel. These positions total about three percent of their workforce. Also, the company operates the Busch Gardens theme parks as well as the Aquatic water parks.
For sure, 60 jobs will be cut at the SeaWorld San Diego location, says 10 News.
The company has filed a notice of massive layoffs with the state’s Employment Development Department. They stated that 60 employees in San Diego’s location would be laid off, which included five merchandise supervisors, painters, assistant curators, and the education as well as promotional departments would be affected.
The job cuts include hourly and salaried workers.
The company claims they are changing these positions to improve their long-term success.
SeaWorld Struggling to Perform
It is necessary for them to survive. SeaWorld’s third quarter results were less than stimulating, with them showing revenue down by $11 million and their overall net income down by $32 million compared to 2015’s performance.
During the third quarter, the company received flat attendance and they saw a two percent decline due to unfavorable park attendance a well as international attendance numbers down for their Florida locations.
The company is creating their cost optimization program, which will help them reduce expenses and potentially restructure for better earnings in 217.
They expect that the job cuts, while painful, will help them reduce their overhead expenditures by $65 million and they think that will yield a net savings of $40 million by the end of 2018, reports Click Orlando.
Florida as a whole has experienced declining tourism numbers, especially with the number of accidents and deaths surrounding popular parks in the area. After all, a small boy was killed by an alligator at Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort, a singer was shot to death, and the Pulse shooting massacre occurred all in the same period.
The Brazilian economy is also struggling, which is why Brazilian tourism is down in Florida all around.
SeaWorld did say that those losing their job would receive severance benefits that were “enhanced,” though they did not share details as to how they would be enhanced for those being laid off.
The longtime animal ambassador of SeaWorld, Julie Scardina, announced that she was retiring on social media. It was not clear if she was retiring due to the restructuring or if that was an unrelated event.
SeaWorld still has not improved since their layoff a few years ago; therefore, they are forced to cut more jobs to recoup their losses and potentially position themselves back as a top entertainment park in the country.
In 2016, in spite of multiple campaigns supported by celebrities in an attempt to win the final battle with body-shaming, many people are still inclined to think that the star who should bring Barbie to life in Sony’s movie should have a slim body and a picture-perfect face.
The real problem associated with this preference is that the body-shaming of women who are larger than the desirable size zero can be defined as a poisonous component of our culture, as The Guardian points out. Amy Schumer was forced to deal with this issue once again earlier this week, after new reports revealed she may be starring in Sony’s Barbie movie.
The public’s reactions triggered by this somewhat surprising news ranged from rejection to rejoice on most social media platforms, sparking an interesting conversation on body-shaming. Apparently, the thought that a well-known actress who can’t take pride in a doll-like silhouette may play Barbie is bothering more than a few people who took to social media to express their indignation.
In this context, Schumer doesn’t seem to be bothered by the new wave of criticism surrounding the speculations that she may star in the much-awaited Sony movie. In her opinion, the only real problem tied to her body features is rooted in the minds of those who are criticizing her for her weight.
“Is it fat shaming if you know you’re not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don’t think so. I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love. Where’s the shame? It’s not there. It’s an illusion,” explained Schumer on Instagram.
By the looks of it, the comedian doesn’t take this whole fat-shaming situation very seriously. On the contrary, she doesn’t let this issue affect her personally or professionally. To prove just how self-confident she really is, Schumer posted a picture of herself in a one-piece swimsuit, from her Hawaii vacation.
The photo was accompanied by a beautiful, empowering caption that does a great job at revealing what the “Trainwreck” star really thinks about her life, career, body, and relationship with her audience, including the “haters” who never seem to get tired of fat-shaming her.
Schumer’s monologue on social media also indicated that she sees a great sister, daughter, girlfriend and friend every single time she looks in the mirror. Through her message, the self-proclaimed “badass comic” who is writing movies and making movies suggests that the least flattering reactions from her audience won’t bring her down, or stop her from achieving the bold goals she has in mind.
In addition, Schumer thanked her public for making it evident why she would make a great choice for the Barbie role. In her opinion, the fat-shaming that she’s constantly exposed to reveals her strength and most notable accomplishments, while also underlining the poisonous elements of our culture, and prompting everyone to change them. As she continues to battle negativity in all its forms, the comedian urges her followers to fight for themselves too, embrace their flaws, and turn them into gold.
Bingeing on new and old favorite shows on Netflix can now be done without an internet connection, thanks to a new service just introduced on November 30, says U.S. News. This feature allows customers to download select movies and TV shows to their devices, which can then be watched later, sans Wi-Fi. It is a long-awaited addition to the powerhouse streaming service’s repertoire.
As The Huffington Post notes, the download option is the perfect solution for those who are traveling with limited internet access, including those on planes, long car rides, and trains. All users need to do is update the Netflix app on their tablets or smartphones to access the new feature. Not all TV shows and movies are available for download and offline viewing, but Netflix has said that they plan on continually adding to the download catalog, according to Reuters.
Brand new shows, such as Netflix dramas “The Crown,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Stranger Things,” and “Narcos” are all available for download. However, there are many noticeable movies and shows lacking the download ability, including Disney movies and TV, according to U.S. News.
The download feature has been seamlessly integrated into the Netflix app for both iOS and Android platforms. After they update to the newest version, all users have to do is look next to the “play” button for the “download” button if they want to watch offline. Shows without the “download” button are not yet available for offline viewing.
Netflix’s addition to their services arrive almost a year after Amazon Prime Video introduced the same thing, says Reuters. Netflix’s CEO was initially resistant to introducing downloading, but he eventually relented when it was clear customer demand was large and insistent. It will especially benefit customers internationally, in places where wireless internet connections are not as common as they are in the United States, or in places where it’s expensive or difficult to connect. This includes areas in Africa and Asia, Reuters notes.
Netflix’s download feature may just edge out their DVD service even further, says U.S. News. About 4.3 million subscribers still take advantage of DVD rentals by mail, but this number is down by about 10 million, as compared to five years ago. The only true advantage of getting DVDs in the mail is that customers can watch movies that have left the theaters long before they are available to stream elsewhere.
Generally, Netflix’s growth in regard to its streaming service has slowed in the United States. However, they are picking up speed internationally, as they recently expanded their services to users in 130 countries the world over, according to Reuters.
Netflix is offering their download feature at no additional cost to current subscribers. Shows added to the service that are not from Netflix’s own network include “Parks and Recreation” as well as last year’s Oscar-winner for Best Picture, “The Spotlight.” Those who have long commutes will enjoy being able to continue watching TV series and movies without eating up their data, and even more will appreciate the viewing flexibility for what is sure to be a vast download library.
Speaking backstage at a fashion show in Paris, model Kendall Jenner assured reporters that brother-in-law Kanye was on the mend. None of the family was present with her at the time, but she let on that they had all been text messaging back and forth regularly.
“Everyone’s OK”, she told an interviewer with ET while preparing for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. “Everyone is doing OK, just praying.”
Earlier in the month, rapper Kanye West was admitted to UCLA Medical Center after announcing that he was canceling the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour. The police were called to come to the home of Harley Pasternak, a celebrity trainer, where West was being observed by a Dr. Michael Farzam. According to the physician, the artist had gone into a state of “temporary psychosis” and recommended that he be taken to a local hospital immediately.
Jenner’s big sister – and Kanye’s wife – Kim Kardashian reportedly dropped everything and ran to be with her husband. Officially, Kanye was hospitalized for exhaustion and sleep deprivation although some speculated that he was also on a suicide watch. The rapper spent almost 10 days under close supervision by doctors and medical staff at UCLA Medical Center before being released this past Wednesday.
Sources close to West have confirmed that November is a historically difficult month for the rapper, ever since his mother passed away over nine years ago. A few months ago, his wife was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room, another stressor which may have led to the episode. Since that time, the family has been reexamining their security measures and making some changes in their public profile. Coincidentally, the incident took place at the same time that the rapper’s wife Kim was making her first public appearance without him since that incident.
When asked about her celebrity sister Kim, Kendall told reporters that; “She’s good. She’s good”. She also told reporters that no one would be coming out to cheer her on for this runway experience, but that the entire clan had been wishing her luck from back home.
Uncharacteristically, the entire Kardashian clan kept quiet during West’s hospital stay, although cameras were still rolling for the family’s Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s reality series. Even his release from the hospital was downplayed, with Kim opting for a ‘low key’ party rather than the usual extravaganza. The party not only marked the release of West from the hospital, it also celebrated the couple’s son Saint, who will turn one on December 5th.
While there has been some speculation that the couple is experiencing major difficulties in their marriage, sources close to the family are insisting that these are being highly exaggerated. One anonymous source stated that; “There are frustrations and problems like any relationship, but they love each other deeply”.
Kanye will continue to receive treatment as an outpatient to assist him in developing better coping mechanisms for stress. As for Kendall, she was stunning at her fashion show appearance, earning her Victoria Secret’s wings for the first time.
Since breaking up with ex-wife Katie Holmes in 2012, actor Tom Cruise has not had any serious love interest that is known of. At least not until now. Since June, the star has been romancing a lady across the pond, and is finally ready to go public with the news.
Cruise, 54, met Holmes while filming “The Mummy” in England this past spring. He took her out for their first date was at the lavish Bourton-on-the-Water, located in a small village two hours outside of London. Since then, they have been spending a lot of quality time together getting to know one another. According to US Weekly, an insider close to Cruise has said that the actor is “serious about this relationship and wants to make it work”.
Details into the identity of the woman who has stolen the “Top Guns” stars heart have not yet been revealed, other than that she is very normal and pretty. Rumors swirl that the two are living inside Cruise’s rental cottage on the outskirts of London, and that the couple often take bike rides together around the area. His sister has also been reported spending time with the new couple. Considering the magnitude of Cruise’s stardom, it is incredible that news of this has not been leaked earlier.
It should come as no surprise that Cruise is being cautious about his latest love interest. In addition to his 2012 divorce from actress Katie Holmes, the actor has been divorced two other times. First in 1990 from Mimi Rogers after only just three years of marriage, and then again from Australian Nicole Kidman. That second marriage lasted from 1990 until 2001, and the couple have two adopted children together.
Tom Cruise’s marriage and subsequent divorce from Katie Holmes was much more dramatic, with reports of the couple hating each other by the end of their relationship. It has even been reported that Cruise would go months at a time without seeing his daughter Suri. Holmes has been linked with actor Jamie Foxx for over three years, and it is rumored that the two are planning a wedding in the near future.
Despite a rocky private life, Cruise’s career continues to soar. He has starred in dozens of blockbuster movies since making his first screen appearance in 1981’s “Taps”, and has had tremendous success with his “Mission: Impossible” franchise of films. He is currently promoting “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, the sequel to his 2012 hit “Jack Reacher” yet has made no mention of his girlfriend to the press or interviewers. “The Mummy”, which he was filming when he met his newest love interest, is set to be released next year along with “American Made”.
Tom Cruise has done a fantastic job of keeping his mystery relationship a secret. By not jumping up and down on any couches, or co-starring in any films, he has been given the time to get to know his new girlfriend before the media starts their own scrutiny.