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Adam McKay Details Another ‘Vice’ Deleted Scene Featuring Young Dick Cheney

Vice just hit theaters before the end of 2018, and with awards season in full swing, we’ve got at least two or three months until the movie arrives on home video. But when it does, it will feature a couple of key scenes that didn’t make the final cut. Director Adam McKay has already talked about a certain musical sequence that would have added to the satirical meta nature of the movie, but it turns out Vice almost had a flashback sequence featuring a young Dick Cheney and future wife Lynne Vinc...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Christian-Bale, Steve Carell, Amy-Adams, Vice, Dick Cheney, True Story, Dick, Political, Adam-McKay, McKay, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynne, Annapurna Pictures

Marc Benioff says ditching his iPhone and iPad on holiday helped him make a huge decision about Salesforce's future

Marc Benioff told CNBC that a digital detox while on holiday last year led him to appoint Keith Block as Salesforce's co-CEO. Benioff said the strategy was "divide and conquer," and allowed him more time to focus on projects outside of Salesforce. Benioff bought Time Magazine with his wife and championed a tech company tax to fight homelessness in San Francisco. Marc Benioff had a two-week digital detox last year — and it had big implications for how Salesforce is run. Before going on vacatio...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Hawaii, Time Magazine, Salesforce, Jack Dorsey, Cnbc, Marc Benioff, Easter Island, Lynne, Keith Block, Benioff, COO Keith Block, Salesforce Benioff, Galapagos Bora Bora

‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on His Meticulously Made Biopic and How He Thinks Dick Cheney Would React to the Film [Interview]

Too many biopics fall prey to hero worship. In trying to celebrate someone’s life, many biographical films end up lacking humanity, nuance, and, more often than not, hard truths. It plagues bio films, especially the agreeable kind that score all the Oscars. But in the case of Adam McKay‘s Vice, he didn’t make the average biopic. He’s certainly not looking up to Dick Cheney, the former Vice President, but looking down on him with a big ‘ol unforgiving microscope. The drama is an epic that moves ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Dwayne Johnson, Washington, Iraq, Reagan, Features, David O Russell, Christian-Bale, Casper, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam-McKay, Amy

Comment on cranberry-orange breakfast buns by Lynne

Hi Deb, I made these orange-cranberry buns for the first time this year. They are fabulous!!!!! The dough was everything I could have wished for – light, fluffy and not too sweet. It also made Christmas morning a lot easier as the buns were ready to just pop into the oven. The cranberries added such a pretty color and of course the taste was amazing. Thank you!
Tags: Food, Deb, Lynne

'Vice', Dick Cheney, and the Satisfaction of the Deed Itself

None The crucial moment in Vice, Adam McKay's furiously funny mock biopic about the rise of Dick Cheney, doesn't come when, as Vice President just after 9/11, he makes a naked power grab and shifts the country onto a war footing. It's not when he calls his wife Lynne from a cubicle in the Gerald Ford White House and says, "We did it." It happens back in Wyoming in the early '60s. Cheney is going nowhere fast after drinking after another drunk night that saw him tossed in the slammer, Dick—a he...
Tags: Music, Politics, Comedy, Review, Drama, White House, Iraq, Wyoming, Biography, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Satire, Shakespeare, Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Vice

Vice Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 7.5 out of 10 Cast: Christian Bale as President Dick Cheney Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush Alison Pill as Mary Cheney Jesse Plemons as Narrator Lily Rabe as Liz Cheney Tyler Perry as Colin Powell Justin Kirk as Scooter Libby LisaGay Hamilton as Condoleezza Rice Shea Whigham as Wayne Vincent Eddie Marsan as Paul Wolfowitz Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller Adam Bartley as Frank Luntz Kirk Bovill as Henry Kiss...
Tags: Movies, California, White House, Iraq, Movie Reviews, United States, Christian Bale, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Karl Rove, Dick, Frank Luntz, Adam Mckay, Bush, Nixon

‘Vice’ Review: Adam McKay Paints a Scathing Portrait of Dick Cheney in One of the Best Movies of the Year

Adam McKay‘s Vice is a funny, infuriating look at the life, times and alleged crimes of Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the United States. As played brilliantly by a nearly unrecognizable Christian Bale, Cheney is presented as the dark force that drove modern American politics into the ground, essentially creating the nightmare we’re stuck in today. This is an unsubtle, difficult, often depressing film. It’s also one of the year’s best. Who is Dick Cheney? Former Member of the U.S. Hou...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Supreme Court, Drama, Washington, Iraq, America, Features, Movie Reviews, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Oliver Stone, Fox News, Christian-Bale, Halliburton

'It gives you hope': the fight to save the fertility of children with cancer

Young cancer patients face uncertainty, aggressive treatment – and a risk to their future fertility. Can a cutting-edge procedure offer a solution?It started with a cough. Polly Melville was 14 years old, an athletic schoolgirl living just outside Tain in the Scottish Highlands. She had always felt fit and healthy, but was now struggling to fight off what seemed like a chest infection. She lost weight. Her lymph glands were terribly swollen. After months of tests, she was given a devastating dia...
Tags: Health, Science, Children, Cancer, Society, Fertility problems, James, Hodgkin, Lynne, Tain, Polly Melville

December linkfest

It’s the end of the year as we know it, and I feel linky. * New York-based creative director Lukas Weber turned some familiar online abbreviations – LOL, ROFL, BTW, and more – into familiar-looking logos. (Via Brand New blog)     * “An examination of today’s American skull logos shows a variety of businesses exhibiting crude expressions of menace, juvenile assertions of badassedness, and more than a little fascist iconography.” (Emblemetric) * Separated by a Common Language, th...
Tags: UK, New York, Design, California, Cars, US, Los Angeles, Atlantic, Linguistics, Humor, Perfume, Food And Drink, Starbucks, Word Of The Year, Nancy Pelosi, Colors

The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Staying north of the border for one more post, I'm hoping some of you will have heard of The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and if not you are about to, so please settle back in your chair and read on because I NEED you. Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world.  With a total value of over £30,000, it is unique for rewarding writing of excepti...
Tags: Books, UK, Ireland, Kirsty Wark, Hilary Mantel, Duke, Wolf Hall, Andrea Levy, Commonwealth, The Garden, Walter Scott, Wolf, Scott, HILARY, Queensbury, Michael Ondaatje

Despite devastating losses, Woolsey fire victims count their blessings ahead of Thanksgiving Day

The stench of destruction hung in the air Wednesday in unincorporated Agoura Hills. Amid scorched hillsides and sunny skies, Gary and Valerie Haynes stood next to what had been their ranch home of 43 years – now mainly just a stone chimney surrounded by rubble. The home where they raised their five children, where they had celebrated so many Thanksgivings and other holidays, is gone. “It’s like a person died,” Gary Haynes, 81, said at the site ravaged by the destructive Woolsey fire. “I guess it...
Tags: News, Thanksgiving, Los Angeles, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Ventura County, Tolkien, Levis, Matthew, Malibu, Ventura, Gary, Los Angeles County, Haynes, Simi Valley

Saving The Earth–Artist/Activists for the Environment

It’s obvious that our physical world is in deep trouble.  Old and new technologies are out of control—polluting our air, water and soil, poisoning our health, heating up the climate to extreme weather changes, and destroying the ecosystems upon which our lives and all living things depend.  What is it that we, ordinary people, can do to force our governments to stop this rape and murder of the earth? We are six women artists. Since we are artists, we will try to help through our art. In 2016, co...
Tags: New York, China, New York City, Religion, Earth, Mit, United States, New Jersey, Antarctica, Manhattan, Pi, Bangladesh, Long Island, Naomi Klein, Mongolia, Hudson

Reading Gallimaufry

Here it is again, a brief gathering of a few books I have read recently that don't make it into longer posts. No reflection on the quality of the book in any way. I just don't have quite as much I want to say about them. Notes taken from my notes as I read ... Transcription ~ Kate Atkinson 'In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies'. The quote at the beginning of the book by Winston Churchill is a fair indication of what to expect in this novel...
Tags: Books, England, London, Winston Churchill, 2018, Andy Warhol, Emma Thompson, South West, Kate Atkinson, Lewis, Ian McEwan, Solomon, Fiona, Lynne, Magnus, Dovegreyreader

Meredith Sells Fortune Magazine to Thai Tycoon

The scion of a Thai conglomerate has bought Fortune magazine from Meredith Corp. for $150 million. Thus one of America’s prestige business journalism franchises joins other elite publications including Forbes, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times in having ownership or significant stakes that are owned by billionaires who live abroad or who are immigrants to the US. The profiles of these owners are a far cry from the blue-bloods of European ancestry who built these brands over decades i...
Tags: Hong Kong, Media, California, Mexico, Time, Advertising, US, America, Thailand, South Africa, New York Times, Mergers & Acquisitions, The New York Times, Meredith, Fortune, Los Angeles Times

Be a Better Friend to a Friend during Pet Loss

We’ve covered how to be a better friend when a friend loses a parent or is dealing with cancer, but what about how to be a better friend with a girlfriend loses her beloved pup? My BFF Terri (who is so thoughtful and sweet that she inspired this Girlfriendology blog) had a terrible tragedy over the weekend. She and her husband had to put their sweet, funny ‘puppy’ Monty to sleep. He had been dealing with seizures and medical issues for a while, but they’ve been patiently and thoroughly explor...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Minneapolis, Life, Stella, Humane Society, Cheryl, Stacey, Laura, Pamela, Dee, Monty, Linda, Jenny, Jill, Terri

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2019 Nominees

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 nominees and they include Chrissie Hynde, Tom T. Hall, Missy Elliot, John Prine and Vince Gill among others. Successful nominees will be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame during its annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 13, 2019 in New York City. To qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Eligible voting members will have until midnight on Dece...
Tags: Music, California, New York City, Austin, Broadway, James, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Songwriters, Nichols, Bruce Houghton, Elliott, Stevens, Carey, Rhonda, Missy Elliott

Midterm elections: Sean Hannity accused of lying about Trump rally as Beto O'Rourke delivers final message – live

Fox News host campaigned onstage with Trump after claiming he wouldn’tEverything you need to know about the midtermsAre you voting? Tell us about it Sign up for Guardian US morning briefing 3.09pm GMT Guardian readers have been in touch about how they’re voting and the reasons why. For Lynne in New Mexico, universal healthcare and abortion rights are key issues. “I’d like to see universal healthcare provided for all, I also think that government should keep its hands off of women’s healthcar...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, California, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Ted Cruz, Fox News, New Mexico, Donald Trump, Hillary, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Amy, Democratic

Meredith’s Sale of Time Magazine to Salesforce Founder, Marc Benioff, and His Wife Is Finalized

It's official: The Benioffs own Time magazine and its assets. The $190 million cash sale between Meredith, which acquired Time Inc. and the flagship brand in January, and Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, has closed, Meredith announced Thursday. The deal was announced in mid-September and raised questions about what the brand will...
Tags: Time, Advertising, Salesforce, Meredith, Time Inc, Marc Benioff, Lynne, Publishers & Platforms, Time Magazine to Salesforce

‘Vice’ Trailer: Christian Bale is Dick Cheney

Get ready to see Christian Bale like you’ve never seen him before: as the 46h Vice President of the United States. Bale plays controversial former VP Dick Cheney in Vice, a new biopic from director Adam McKay. Like he did with The Big Short, McKay has surrounded Bale with a murderers row of excellent actors and decked them out in wigs and other make-up appliances to have them assume the roles of real-life individuals. Watch the Vice trailer below. Vice Trailer Dick Cheney was one of the...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Defense, Christian-Bale, Steve-Carell, Movie Trailers, Amy-Adams, Donald Trump, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Adam-McKay, Tyler-Perry, State

Vegas shooting victims & survivors look forward

The Kern County community is still reeling from the loss of a handful of people, each with their own unique stories and ties to the Route 91 concert that took place a year ago.The Now Bakersfield’s Tori Cooper spoke to survivors who are trying to move past that tragic night along with families who are continuing to remember their loved ones.Many survivors, including several from right here in Kern County spent the night in Las Vegas, reuniting in the same spot where many of their lives changed. ...
Tags: Las Vegas, Jack, Vegas, Scott, Centennial High School, Bakersfield, Kern County, Cooper, Mason, Regina Mason, Soto, Mandalay Bay, Beaton, Lynne, Sheppard, Shafter

How Do You Get What You Want in Relationships — Do You Rebuke or Request?  

In a good relationship, partners express appreciation for each other often. They also say in kind ways what they want and what they don’t want. They don’t expect their partner to read their mind. So don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Keeping a grievance inside can result in a relationship-destroying grudge. Calmly bringing up a matter that distresses you can clear the air and renew the warm feelings that were there before knots started tying up your insides. This doesn’t mean ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Communication, Self-help, Marriage And Divorce, Hunter, Jen, Lynn, Lynne, Rough Edges Partners

Time: how the digital age became the iconic magazine’s unlikely savior

Mark and Lynne Benioff are the latest entrepreneurs to make a bet on old media with their $190m Time purchase. Should tech billionaires own our biggest news outlets?In February, Time magazine’s name was stripped from its headquarters in lower Manhattan. America’s most famous magazine seemed headed for the wastepaper bin of history, another victim of the digital age. Now, the digital age has come to save it.Last week, Marc Benioff, the billionaire founder of software services company Salesforce,...
Tags: Business, Technology, Media, Time, Newspapers & magazines, Magazines, Time Magazine, Salesforce, Jeff Bezos, Consumer magazines, US press and publishing, Meredith, Marc Benioff, Mark, Lynne, Family Circle

Dick Cheney Biopic From Director Adam McKay Now Called ‘Vice’

Adam McKay has been working on his Dick Cheney biopic since mid-2017, and before 2018 is over, we’ll get to see it. For the longest time, the film was known by its working title – Backseat. Now, the official title has been confirmed by McKay himself: Vice. Christian Bale gained a considerable amount of weight to the play the infamous former Vice President, and he leads a cast that includes Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell. Aside from some set photos, very few people have seen anythi...
Tags: Movies, Defense, Christian-Bale, Steve-Carell, Bale, Amy-Adams, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Adam-McKay, Tyler Perry, State, Sam-Rockwell, McKay

'Trumpwashing': the danger of turning the Republican resistance into liberal heroes

As figures once reviled by the left are hailed for their opposition to Trump, critics warn against forgetting the pastThe empire strikes back. At late senator John McCain’s funeral earlier this month, the Clintons, Bushes and Obamas sat side by side in the front pew along with the former vice-presidents Dick Cheney and Al Gore and Cheney’s wife, Lynne. A clip of the former president George W Bush handing a sweet to ex-first lady Michelle Obama went viral.Among the distinguished speakers at the W...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, America, US news, Democrats, US politics, George Bush, Michelle Obama, John Mccain, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Trump, McCain, Al Gore

After Fetching a High Price, Time Magazine Moves Into a New Era

“These things just take a lot longer than you think they would,” one executive said of the sale of Time magazine. Now Meredith must turn to the sales of Fortune and Sports Illustrated.
Tags: News, Magazines, Lynne, Benioff, Meredith Corporation, News and News Media, Time (Magazine, Time magazine Now Meredith

Here are some of the ways insiders think Marc Benioff could make Time Magazine great again after the $190 million deal (MDP)

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne just bought Time Magazine for $190 million — but it's unclear what they'll do with it. Insiders at the company are thrilled with the acquisition and hopeful that an insurgence of cash will mean more hiring and growth at the storied media brand. The Benioffs have been tight-lipped about what exactly their ownership means for the magazine, though they could go all in on video. They could also follow the lead of Meredith and pursue brand licensing ag...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Navy, Time, US, San Francisco, Trends, CMO, Walmart, Atlantic, New York Times, Ibm, Time Magazine, Jeff Bezos, Meredith, The Washington Post

Time Magazine Sold to Salesforce Founder Marc Benioff, Wife Lynne Benioff for $190 Million

Another storied journalism brand has ended up in the hands of a Silicon Valley mogul. Marc Benioff, co-CEO and co-founder of, and his wife, Lynne, are the new owners of Time magazine. The couple is paying $190 million in cash for the 95-year-old newsmagazine, which currently has 2 million subscribers (less than half of […]
Tags: News, Time, Silicon Valley, Meredith, Marc Benioff, Lynne, Lynne Benioff, Time Magazine Sold to Salesforce

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff, wife buy Time magazine chief Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will buy storied US news magazine Time for $190 million, a company statement said Sunday. "The Benioffs are purchasing TIME personally and the transaction is unrelated to, where Mr. Benioff is Chairman, co-CEO and founder," according to a statement from the Meredith Corporation, which is selling Time. "The power of Time has always been in its unique storytelling of the people & issues that affect us all & connect us all," Marc...
Tags: News, Time, US, Marc Benioff, Lynne, Benioff, Meredith Corporation

Time Magazine To Be Sold To Billionaire Couple For $190 Million

Billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are buying Time magazine from
Tags: News, Time, Marc Benioff, Lynne

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife are buying Time Magazine for $190 million

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff will buy Time Magazine for $190 million.  The announcement comes just eight months after Meredith Corp., publisher of several popular print publications, completed its purchase of Time. In a note relayed by Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal, Benioff said he and his wife would have " no operational responsibility" for the weekly outlet, and acquired it as an investment. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff will buy ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Time, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Time Magazine, Jeff Bezos, Meredith, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Marc Benioff