American Gods: Fired, Orlando Jones (Anansi) shouts racism and accuses

In legend of the second publication of his video on his Instagram account, Orlando Jones also involves several stars (African-American or not) to substantiate his allegations also targeting Fremantle Media, production company ofAmerican Gods and TV programs like America’s Got Talent : “I was fired from American Gods on September 10, 2019. Just like Gabrielle Union, Mel B, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, who all said that working with Fremantle is an absolute nightmare“he writes. Revolted to be treated like a”second class citizen“, the actor promises other revelations to come:”I’ll tell the whole truth, nothing but the truth“, he indicates, giving with this formula of court of justice a procedural turn to his indictment. On the other hand, he does not forget to address his thanks to the showrunners of the first two seasons (Neil Gaiman, author of the fantastic novel whose series is the adaptation, and Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, the creators), who also allowed him to be a screenwriter and producer on the project.

Simple question d’intrigue ?

On the production sideAmerican Gods, Orlando Jones’ accusations did not go unanswered. A spokesman denied that his ouster had any connection to political or racial considerations, saying it was all a question of scenario: “The intrigues ofAmerican Gods have continued to change and evolve to reflect the complex mythology of the original material. The role of Mr. Jones was not selected because Mr. Nancy, like other characters, does not appear in the portion of the novel on which season 3 is based. Several new characters, most of whom have already been announced, will appear in the world of Shadow Moon [theheroplayedby[lehérosjouéparRicky Whittle, Editor’s note] to continue making the series one of the most diverse on television“, said the representative.

Not sure that these objections convinced the main interested party. After refusing to name the showrunner he was targeting, contenting himself in a tweet to designate him as “born in Connecticut and passed through Yale“, Orlando Jones put on Instagram a video of mocking support Charles Eglee for the recovery of African-American codes.

Florida: Welcome to Disneyland for Retirees – Economy

The Villages in Florida has more than 100,000 residents. Almost all of them are retired, children are not allowed. Is that the future of aging?

When you think of boom cities in the USA, you think of San Francisco and its IT billionaires. Or to New York and its investment bankers. But hardly anyone comes to the fastest growing city in the United States. It’s called The Villages and is located in Florida, an hour’s drive northwest of Orlando. 114,000 people now live here, and 300 new houses are built every month. All residents are old, The Villages is a retired town.

Time for a site visit. One of the poorest parts of America is located between Orlando’s airport and The Villages. Swings rust in the front gardens, windows are boarded up, the streets are dusty and full of potholes, the few shops that are still open are liquor stores or one-dollar discounters. Then turn once to the entrance of The Villages. Paradise is behind the barriers. The paradise for the old. Anyone who wants to buy a house must be over 55 years old. Children are forbidden, they are allowed to visit for a maximum of 30 days a year, and only with advance notice.

The Villages is one gated community. Anyone who wants to drive in is photographed and registered; anyone who wants to stay overnight needs a guest pass. The palm trees sway in the wind, lawn sprinklers sprinkle, golf carts almost only buzz on the perfectly paved roads. They even have their own lanes. There are 76 swimming pools, 40 golf courses, and supposedly a black market for cheap, over-the-counter Viagra. Anyone visiting here as a young person is eyed, especially the young women. “Take care of yourself, you never know with the elderly,” advises Dave, one of the bartenders in the retired town. “The old people consider themselves irresistible here.”

Behind The Villages is a real estate developer who passed away almost a year ago. He never talked to the press and the Villagers never got to see him, even though he lived in the middle of the retirement settlement, behind high hedges. The “developer”, as the residents call him, had bought hectares of land during his lifetime and raised The Villages. Everything belongs to his family here: the local newspaper, the local radio station and the TV station. The golf cart dealer, the insurance company, the bank, the kiosks where you can buy your beer at happy hour. She sends private law enforcement officers through The Villages, the Community Watch, which patrols the streets with white cars so that no one loafs around or places a dwarf in the front yard. Front garden decoration is prohibited. All houses look the same, the lawn is the same length and green everywhere.

The Villages is a utopia for the elderly. Vacation to the end, fun, fun, fun every day. Is that the future of aging?


New York: New York’s New Trendy Neighborhood | The traveler

The Greenpoint neighborhood has become fashionable in New York. The noise and circulatory chaos of Manhattan drive New Yorkers to seek quieter areas in their city: first it was Williamsburg, a step away from the Big Apple, now it is the turn of this quiet working-class neighborhood with half-collapsed buildings and full of common people.

Greenpoint is located north of Brooklyn, just a few blocks from Williamsburg, one of the most hipsters from New York. It is known as little polandas it is home to the second largest community of Poles in the United States, after Chicago. The area has gained momentum and more and more people are deciding to move there, fleeing both the large concentration of residents from other areas of Brooklyn and the exorbitant rental prices.

Despite being poorly connected by subway to Manhattan –you have to change to get there– and having a nighttime atmosphere at times somewhat soulless, the truth is that this green dot New York has many attractions. In fact, it is the area where one of the fashion series takes place, Girls, the HBO.

We propose an essential guide to enjoy one of the neighborhoods of the moment.

Walks in green

One of the reasons Greenpoint is gaining traction is its large number of outdoor areas, including its main parks.

Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Ave and West St)

Lawn, the East River and the incomparable skyline of Manhattan in front of you. Can you ask for more?

Newtown Creek Nature Walk (Paidge Ave & Provost St)

If you fancy a walk through a quiet area, with views of the New York skyscrapers but without the tourist bustle of Transmitter or McCarren, you should go to Newtown Creek. Lots of greenery surrounded by water where some brave dare to jump into the water, not because of defying the temperature, but because Newtown is home to the sewage treatment plant that, by the way, offers guided tours.

For the ‘brunch’

Allswell (124 Bedford Ave)

Near McCarren Park, one of Greenpoint’s best known gardens, this pub Americano has become very popular for both late Sunday breakfasts and afternoon beers.

Five Leaves (18 Bedford Ave)

Not far from Allswell is one of the best-known restaurants in the neighborhood. The atmosphere and the food do not stand out too much among the ten surrounding establishments, with good decoration and small tables crammed outside as a terrace. But the story of Five Leaves has made it extremely popular with visitors to Greenpoint, as it was the ill-fated Heath Ledger’s restaurant project before he passed away. Despite the fact that the Australian actor never saw it finished, his family took it upon themselves to fulfill one of his great dreams: this restaurant.

For dinner

Ringolevio (490 Humboldt St)

If you flee from fast food and what you are looking for is a more intimate atmosphere in a beautiful place, Ringolevio could be your place to fall in love with. It has Mediterranean food with very good ratings among American restaurant guides.

Little Poland (200 2nd Ave)

Little Poland has many shops, supermarkets and shops polish, like this diner, one of the most characteristic of the neighborhood, where you can enjoy real pierogi and kielbasa. Of course, you have to carry cash.

Have a few drinks

Berry Park (4 Berry St)

Also close to McCarren Park, it is a very popular pub among lovers of European beer, sports (they have giant screens to watch the games) and its attractive rooftop (roof terrace), with spectacular views of the skyline from Manhattan.

Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Avenue)

In addition to its atmosphere and decoration, with typical New York brick walls, this place is known for being one of the piano bars liveliest in Brooklyn.

The Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Avenue)

Another of the star bars in Greenpoint (and throughout Brooklyn) thanks to its infallible offer of good cocktails and drinks at an affordable price, it is perfect for the first rounds. On Tuesdays, organize one of the most trivia nights nerd and fun of the city.

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The Walking Dead Season 6: An actress from Nashville joins the series!

A few days before the resumption of The Walking Dead, the production hires an actress from Nashville.

J-10 ! It is indeed on February 14 that The Walking Dead will return to AMC with the ninth episode of the sixth season titled “No Way Out” and while we informed you that Lauren Cohan had almost left the series, it has just been announced that another actress is entering the zombie universe of the hit series. Alicia Witt, known for her roles in Justified, Mentalist, House of Lies and soon Nashville, announced the news on his twitter account, writing “Proud and delighted to tell you today: I’m joining one of the greatest shows ever #TheWalkingDead @WalkingDead_AMC #TWD”, and quickly, the channel confirmed the information. As is customary with production, no information was given when to this new character.

Only a few days left before The Walking Dead returns!

Alicia Witt joins The Walking Dead for a mystery role!

Nonetheless, based on the comics, it is likely that she is one of Negan’s wives or one of the Hilltop or Kingdom community members who will soon be featured in the series. It is also always possible that his character could be originally a man since the series has already made this kind of modification with Douglas Monroe who became Deanna Monroe. Still, it seems unlikely that Alicia Witt will appear during the second half of this season six since the production ended in November, unless this casting has been kept secret. It remains more likely that the actress will be part of season 7 as production begins in a few months. We should know a little more soon. Earlier, we suggested that you discover the secrets of Tom Payne, the future Jesus.

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Supernatural Season 11 Episode 12: The Not So Quiet Little Life in Sioux Falls

Supernatural Season 11 Episode 12 - Supernatural: The Not So Quiet Little Life in Sioux Falls (11.12)

After receiving a phone call from Claire, Sam and Dean Winchester arrive in Sioux Falls at Sheriff Jody Mills’ house. They then find Alex who ended up integrating socially at school, while Claire poses more problems, to hunt monsters where there may not be. Unless the teenager is right?

It’s been 11 seasons now Supernatural explores what the word family really means and the weight of the past. After 200 episodes, it is easy to say that we have covered the issue. It would be a lie to say that there were not, moreover, times when it was the feeling that one could have and that the weight of age was felt.

Supernatural is a series that has been able to stand up more than once to demonstrate that in a simple theme hiding so many possibilities and questions that it was possible to hold on longer than one could imagine.

We arrive at a level of the show where we regularly look back to better explain the present. The brothers have found a kind of peace with what they have experienced and become and finally there are now echoes of what they have been through in others. The writers of Supernatural therefore lead us to Sioux Falls to show us a relationship between sisters that has similarities to the one that Sam and Dean may have had in the past.

Don’t You Forget About Me allows to find Jody Mills as sheriff and especially mother of two troubled teenagers, namely Claire Novak (who made her previous appearance in Angel Heart) and Alex. If the first is all about embracing the career of hunters of demons and other creatures, the second has chosen a route closer to that which Sam will have taken in the past. In any case, no one can run away from their past, which Alex (exposed in Alex Annie Alexis Ann) will discover.

If Sam and Dean provide undeniable support in this story, this episode of Supernatural is all about Jody’s dysfunctional family. Because, deep down, all families are dysfunctional, aren’t they? Stripped of its supernatural elements, the dynamics are the same as a classic fireplace.

At the same time, screenwriter Nancy Won gives us very inspired dialogues to highlight that we are dealing with young women. Between the more or less uncomfortable conversation, but terribly funny about sex or Dean playing protectors with his gaze, Don’t You Forget About Me relies wonderfully on the characters’ liabilities and their family relationship. Going to Jody Mills is very much like visiting a loved one – that you really love – while putting the two brothers a little out of their element.

Of course, the monsters are also not very far. It is clear very early on that Claire was not in full disillusion, the goal clearly being to hide a time around which the stakes were really going to turn and to play with appearances. The one that flees from reality is not necessarily the one we believe. In this way, Supernatural allows himself in passing a criticism on the normality which is continually used in the series with monsters hiding in plain sight. Or else not to face who you really are and avoid facing your traumas. A choice.

Supernatural continues its season 11 with an episode that is fun to follow. Due to the fact that we have not followed the evolution of Alex, the monster-of-the-week has a limited impact and does not really offer thrills. This is judiciously offset by an exploration of recurring figures in the series and well-placed humorous notes.

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