If You Haven’t Seen @TomEllis17 on BBC News Night, Here’s Your Chance.

Just before the “season finale of Lucifer, fans found out that this devilishly witty show would be canceled after three seasons. Fans have consistently shown their outrage over Fox’s decision to cast Lucifer out and promptly took to Twitter to express their outrage and disappointment over this decision. The fans have spoken and the hashtag #SaveLucifer was born.

Tom Ellis, who plays Lucifer Morningstar, has spear-headed this campaign to find a new home for Lucifer. Not only is the rest of the cast behind this battle, but so is Ildy Modrovich, the writers and the company that owns Lucifer, Warner Brothers.

Who knows if this fight will be won, but one thing is for certain, fans have moved heaven and hell to save Lucifer. Let’s just hope that it’s enough.

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What do you do when you’re not tall enough to reach the refrigerator handle? Use the dog!


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If you haven’t seen @MichelleIsAWolf’s #WHCD roast, here it is, and it’s brilliant!

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The struggle is real, folks.

I’m someone who struggles with eating healthy. I grew up during a time where tv dinners were king and eating healthy wasn’t in the public consciousness. Well, at least in my house it wasn’t.

So, fast forward to my middle-aged self and I’m finally realizing that I should make a lifestyle change. As of right now, I have lost 51 lbs, but the last time I stepped up onto a scale was three months ago. I know I’ve lost a lot more. While it’s nice to see the number on the scale on a downward trajectory, I’m trying not to focus on the number, and instead on how I feel.

My 15-year-old son is a black hole for food. He’s 6’3 and can demolish a newly bought refrigerator full of food in a day if I let him. Just because I’m eating better, doesn’t necessarily mean he has to all the time. So, today after we left my sister’s house, he wanted KFC, and I, of course, did too. He got some fried chicken and mac and cheese. I was left salivating.

While we were waiting for his food, Macklemore’s “Let’s Eat” came on. I started laughing. Never in my life have I related to a song as much as I did with this one. While I paid for my son’s food and the cashier was looking at me like I had lost my mind, I hit repeat on the song. It made my choice to eat healthy just a little less frustrating.

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Did my son’s school handle a lock-down correctly. @HokeCoSchools

At 1:30 this afternoon I received a phone call that the school was placed on lock-down at 11:40 a.m. The message said that it was a lock-down drill. However, there was a threat made to another student’s life. My son said that students weren’t taking it seriously because it was labeled as a “drill”.  While I understand they don’t want the children to panic, I do believe that every time the school goes on lock-down, it should be treated as if there is a threat. Thankfully, this turned out to be a prank, however, if it were real, these students should not be told it’s a drill when it’s not. Part of keeping them safe is letting them know when there is a credible threat to the school until it is determined otherwise.


Don’t get me wrong, I do believe the safety of staff is very important, but I do believe that students and teachers should be told when it is a very real scenario and not a drill. One child’s blase attitude could get others killed.

Also, when should that call to parents go out? I was just pulling into the school when I received the call. How long before the all clear was given and the phone call to parents went out? When I arrived, only the school’s resource officer was there. If this was a credible threat, I would imagine more police would be there. I understand that the school doesn’t want panicked parents running up there, but I would also like to be notified the moment the school was in the clear.

When my son got in the car, he broke down crying. He was terrified today, and that broke my heart. I read from other parents on the school’s Facebook page that other students were so scared they passed out. This hurts my heart so much. Our children shouldn’t be afraid to go to school. They should be given all relevant pieces of information as well so that they can act accordingly.

Let’s work together to keep our children safe.

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I just love the excitement surrounding Black Panther.


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Why #MeToo is important.

As the ripples continue to reach far and wide after Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace, woman are finally seeing the atmosphere of sexual assault change. It’s a glacially slow pace, but the fact that these conversations are being had is very important.

I was molested by my father as a child and the first person I told was my step-mother. I was terrified to tell her, but I did. Her reply? “You’re paranoid.” She said that to a nine-year-old child. I didn’t even know what the word meant at the time.


My abuse started to become more frequent and I finally broke down at a church event I attended with my cousin. What I didn’t know was that this HAD to be reported, and the woman I confessed to was a social worker. I don’t remember how many days passed before I was pulled out of school and my father arrested. He admitted to the police that he did it and even with his admission, I STILL had to testify against him. That was one of the scariest things I’ve been through. I was a kid and I wasn’t believed. Years later, I was told by my grandfather “that I should have kept it in the family,” I wish I was kidding.

So, when I hear women’s stories years later, my heart aches for them. I know how it feels to be scoffed at and ridiculed. I will always believe a woman’s account of sexual assault. And, I know what you’re thinking, “What if she’s really lying?” Then she should be prosecuted for that because it makes it harder for those coming forward.

Women know that when they come forward, their lives will be under a microscope. What were you wearing? Why were you out that late? You were asking for it. How many sexual partners have you had? And the ace-in-the-hole, how much did you have to drink? As if any of this matters. Stop blaming the victim. Men do not get autonomy over a woman’s body. We go where we want to go, wear what we want and sleep with whomever we want, and that does not mean we are begging to be assaulted.

I’ve heard men say that they won’t be able to approach a woman without fear of being accused. This is the fear women have when a man approaches. Is he going to say inappropriate things to me? Is he going to call me a cunt if I turn him down? Will he assault me for saying no? If you think this is an exaggeration, ask the women in your life.

The courage it takes to come forward with any type of assault is amazing. Women know they will be belittled and called liars, but before you jump on that train, (women, I’m speaking to you) think about your life. Have there been instances where things were said and done that you brushed off as “boys being boys”? Seriously examine how your life may have changed if you had spoken up. It isn’t easy. I get it, but why are you so willing to give men who behave badly a pass? What does it hurt to believe the victim? Even when the victim is believed and there is evidence, sentences aren’t adequate. Brock Turner got six months in jail because it would ruin his future prospects. Brock’s well-being was taken into consideration over his victim’s. Her life will forever be changed, why doesn’t that matter to our justice system?

This is why #MeToo is so important. It is giving voices to many women who couldn’t speak up for whatever reason and showing others that they are not alone. I wish I could say that I was surprised at the number of my friends who said #MeToo, but I’m not. The tide is changing and it’s about time. Teach our little boys what behavior is appropriate and teach our girls that their bodies are theirs and NO ONE has the right to touch them.


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Did you feel that burn, @RealDonaldTrump?

By now you’ve heard that Eminem has made some waves by taking aim at Donald Trump. Some say he’s trying to be relevant again, some say his freestyle is on point. What do you say?


This the calm before the storm right here
Wait, how was I gonna start this off? I forgot
Oh, yeah
That’s an awfully hot coffee pot
Should I drop it on Donald Trump? Probably not
But that’s all I got ’til I come up with a solid plot

Got a plan, and now I gotta hatch it
Like a damn Apache with a tomahawk

I’ma walk inside a mosque on Ramadan
And say a prayer that every time Donald talks

She gets a mop–ahh, I’ma stop
But we better give Obama props
‘Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikaze
That’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust

And while the drama pops and he waits for shit to quiet down
He’ll just gas his plane up and fly around ’til the bombing stops

Intensities heightened, tensions are rising
Trump, when it comes to giving a shit, you’re stingy as I am
Except when it comes to having the balls to go against me, you hide ’em
‘Cause you don’t got the fucking nuts like an empty asylum

Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for
‘Cause that’s how he gets his fucking rocks off and he’s orange

Yeah, sick tan, that’s why he wants us to disband
‘Cause he can not withstand
The fact we’re not afraid of Trump

Fuck walkin’ on egg shells, I came to stomp
That’s why he keeps screamin’, “Drain the swamp”
‘Cause he’s in quicksand

It’s like we take a step forwards, then backwards
But this is his form of distraction
Plus, he gets an enormous reaction
When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that
Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada
All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather
Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers

Then says he wants to lower our taxes
Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips
Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?

Same shit that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered
Then does it more
From his endorsement of Bannon
Support from the Klansmen
Tiki torches in hand for the soldier that’s black
And comes home from Iraq
And is still told to go back to Africa

Fork and a dagger in this racist 94-year-old grandpa
Who keeps ignoring our past historical, deplorable factors
Now, if you’re a black athlete
You’re a spoiled little brat for tryna use your platform or your stature
To try to give those a voice who don’t have one

He says, “You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards”
Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered
‘Cause to him, you’re zeros
‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes captured
That’s not disrespecting the military

Fuck that, this is for Colin, ball up a fist
And keep that shit balled like Donald the bitch
“He’s gonna get rid of all immigrants”
“He’s gonna build that thing up taller than this”
Well, if he does build it, I hope it’s rock solid with bricks

‘Cause like him in politics, I’m using all of his tricks
‘Cause I’m throwing that piece of shit against the wall ’til it sticks
And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his
I’m drawing, in the sand, a line
You’re either for or against
And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split
On who you should stand beside
I’ll do it for you with this:
“Fuck you!”

The rest of America stand up
We love our military, and we love our country
But we fucking hate Trump

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Actress @AmberTamblyn pens an open letter to @RealJamesWoods

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Amber Tamblyn is a strong actress, fierce mother, and vocal about the misogyny in Hollywood. She isn’t afraid to use her voice and I am glad she is.

Read her letter below:


Dear Mr. Woods,

What you are experiencing is called a teachable moment. It is called a gift. It is called a humbling. It is called Jesus, I come to thee. It is called an awakening. It is called a growth edge. It is called hope.

The hope being that through this experience, you can change. You can redefine the man who will come after this moment and this man who came before.

Since you’ve now called me a liar, I will now call you a silencer. I see your gaslight and now will raise you a scorched earth.

My friend Billy and I were at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard seeing a band we loved. We decided to go to Mel’s diner on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood to get burgers after. I had just gotten my driver’s license and very specifically remember my nervousness trying to park in the diner parking lot. Upon leaving the restaurant we were stopped by you and your friend, who both seemed very nice. At one point you suggested we should all go to Las Vegas together. “It’s such a great place, have you ever been?” You tried to make it sound innocent. This is something predatory men like to do, I’ve noticed. Make it sound innocent. Just a dollop of insinuation. Just a hair of persuasion. Just a pinch of suggestion. “It will be so much fun, I promise you. Nothing has to happen, we will just have a good time together.” I told you my age, kindly and with no judgment or aggression. I told you my age because I thought you would be immediately horrified and take back your offer. You laughed and said, “Even better. We’ll have so much fun, I promise.”

Here’s the thing, Mr. Woods. At that time I was not a public persona. I had done a couple years on a soap opera as an actress, but you wouldn’t know me from Adam. I’m sure you’ve racked your brain trying to remember how you could’ve possibly hit on the actress Amber Tamblyn at a diner almost two decades ago. You think, it’s not possible, there’s no way I would’ve been so stupid as to hit on a 16-year-old known actress. But I wasn’t known then, James. I was just a girl. And I’m going to wager that there have been many girls who were just girls or women who were just women who you’ve done this to because you can get away with it.

The saddest part of this story doesn’t even concern me but concerns the universal woman’s story. The nation’s harmful narrative of disbelieving women first, above all else. Asking them to first corroborate or first give proof or first make sure we’re not misremembering or first consider the consequences of speaking out or first let men give their side or first just let your sanity come last.

So it is with hope, Mr. Woods, that I ask you to go inward now and ask yourself the hard stuff. The ominous unconscious stuff. The archetypal masculinity stuff. The power-play stuff. The perversion persuasion stuff. The secretive stuff. The id’s most cherished stuff.

Only you and your darkness know who you are. Only you and your actions know what you’ve done. That means you and only you have the power to change your behavior.

Are you and your history with women and girls a part of the problem, Mr. Woods?

Go now and look in the mirror and ask yourself if this is true. Go on, I’ll wait. But I won’t hold my breath.

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It’s been eight days…

Losing someone that is so important to you is one of the hardest things you’ll ever experience. My mind knows my mom is gone, but my heart just won’t accept it. Everyone says that it will take time, but I don’t think I will ever be able to get over this. I feel so utterly broken. One minute I’m ok and coping and the next, I’m sobbing uncontrollably. 20141218_172854

She was such a strong woman and we had been through hell together. We survived because we had each other. Now, I don’t know what to do, I feel lost. Writing seems to help, but it’s only a temporary fix. I watch videos and I want to call her and tell her how much I love her, but I can’t and then I start to cry all over again.

I don’t know if this is going to get easier, can it get easier? I don’t see how. I just can’t see through the pain.


I’ve posted elsewhere, she was there when I came into this world and I was there when she left.

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