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Thought for the day, Feb. 20, 2019

Ansel Adams (Photo by J. Malcolm Greany/public domain) Ansel Adams, American fine art photographer “I would never apologize for photographing rocks. Rocks can be very beautiful. But yes, people have asked why I don’t put people into my pictures of the natural scene. I respond, there are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” (from a Playboy interview by David Sheff, 1983) Feb. 20, 1902-April 22, 1984 Related Articles Thought for the day, ...
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John Wayne’s Racist and Homophobic 1971 ‘Playboy’ Interview Resurfaces

Under fire. John Wayne made many controversial comments during a 1971 interview with Playboy. The True Grit star, who died at age 72 in 1979, made headlines on Tuesday, February 19, after his racist and homophobic remarks resurfaced via Twitter.   Most Shocking — and Revealing! — Celebrity Quotes of 2018 Wayne expressed his views after taking aim at African American political activist Angela Davis. “With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent and...
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Why are people sexually attracted to cartoons? Evolution.

According to Pornhub's annual statistics, "hentai" and "cartoons" were among the most popular categories in 2018.Such pornography is a supernormal stimulus, an artificial object that triggers an animal's instinctual response more intensely than natural analogs.Supernormal stimuli not only explain our heightened response to pornography, but also art, junk food, and social media.Every year Pornhub, the world's largest pornography website, releases annual statistics detailing the trends in online p...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Marriage, Sex, Women, Bbc, Brain, Harvard, United States, Innovation, Men, Playboy, Pornhub, Pacific, Tijuana


Trump says he wasn’t aware of tabloid’s Bezos investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he was unaware the owner of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., had been investigating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Trump-friendly tabloid has a history of trying to help him. It acknowledged paying $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an alleged […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Entertainment, Washington, Ap, Nation, Playboy, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Karen McDougal, National Enquirer American Media Inc


Bezos Probe Concludes Mistress’ Brother was Enquirer Source

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO’s mistress leaked the couple’s intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. The findings add to the intrigue surrounding the clash between the pro-Trump tabloid and the world’s richest man. Bezos’ investigat...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Ap, Playboy, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Josh Marshall


Cohen’s Senate Interview Is Postponed ‘Due To Post-Surgery Medical Needs’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Cohen’s closed-door testimony before the Senate intelligence committee has been postponed “due to post-surgery medical needs,” his attorney said Monday. Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, is under subpoena from the committee and was scheduled to talk to the panel Tuesday. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, said in a statement that the interview had been postponed for medical reasons. Cohen was recently seen with his arm in a sling. Davis said last mon...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Russia, Ap, House, Davis, Moscow, Playboy, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen


The National Enquirer vs. Jeff Bezos: Legal experts break down what's at stake in battle between the world's wealthiest man and a supermarket tabloid

Federal prosecutors are reviewing claims made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a post published on Medium last week that accused the National Enquirer and its publisher, American Media Inc., (AMI) of "extortion and blackmail," sources told The New York Times. Bezos published several emails from the National Enquirer's chief content officer Dylan Howard and from Jon Fine, an attorney representing AMI — one of which lists compromising photographs of Bezos that the supermarket tabloid says...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Playboy, Fine, Anderson Cooper, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Times, The Washington Post, New Yorker, Trump


Bezos Tells Of Nat’l Enquirer Blackmail To Publish His Intimate Pictures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress. Bezos, who is also owner of The Washington Post, detailed his interactions with American Media Inc., or AMI, in an extraordinary blog post Thursday on Medium.com. The billionaire did not say the...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, White House, America, Los Angeles, Ap, Manhattan, Playboy, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, The Washington Post, Justice Department, Trump, Howard


Lindsay Shookus ‘Reached Out’ to Ben Affleck: ‘They’ve Been Talking’ Again

Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck attend the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 10, 2017 in New York City. Jackson Lee/WireImage Back on? Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus have recently been in contact with each other, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively nearly six months after their split. Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus: The Way They Were “They’ve been talking and have seen each other again. Ben is in a much better place health-wise and is a l...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, New York City, Ben Affleck, Religion, Los Angeles, Broadway, Playboy, Jennifer Garner, US Weekly, Ben, Lindsay, Sexton, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Affleck, Seraphina, Lindsay Shookus


Jennifer Garner Buys $7.9 Million Mansion After Ben Affleck Divorce

New digs! Jennifer Garner has a new home to call her own after finalizing her divorce from ex-husband Ben Affleck in November. Mindy Kaling, Bruce Willis and More Celebs Who Listed Amazing Real Estate in 2018 The Peppermint actress, 46, downsized from the 8,798 square-foot mansion she once shared with the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice star, also 46, with a 3,245 square-foot single-family home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles that she purchased for $7.9 million. Garn...
Tags: Ben Affleck, Religion, Los Angeles, Playboy, John, Batman, Jennifer Garner, Adam Levine, US Weekly, Samuel, Jen, John Miller, Garner, Brentwood, Affleck, Jennifer Garner Ben Affleck


You can buy Hugh Hefner’s book collection and more at Rare Books LA event

There’s an old joke about Playboy magazine that suggests its readers buy it for the articles. But jokes aside, magazine founder Hugh Hefner was a reader. He had a diverse library, which included works by Shel Silverstein, George Plimpton, David Halberstam and Gay Talese, all authors who also contributed to Playboy, among others. Hefner’s book collection will be on sale at Rare Books LA in Pasadena Feb. 1 and 2. The show will feature more than 120 dealers in antiquarian books, fine prints, photog...
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Kendra Wilkinson Holds Hands With Bachelor Nations Chad Johnson

A blossoming romance? Kendra Wilkinson was spotted holding hands with former Bachelorette contestant Chad Johnson following her split from husband Hank Baskett. Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett’s Ups and Downs Through the Years TMZ obtained a photo of Wilkinson, 33, and Johnson, 31, smiling gleefully with their hands clasped together as they left Rocco’s Tavern in Los Angeles on Monday, January 21. The site reports that the Girls Next Door alum and the Bachelor Nation villain were i...
Tags: Hollywood, Mexico, Religion, Los Angeles, UPS, Netflix, Mtv, Playboy, Johnson, US Weekly, Farrah Abraham, Kendra Wilkinson, Chad Johnson, Rocco, Wilkinson, Hank


Duke Haney's Playlist for His Essay Collection "Death Valley Superstars"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Duke Haney takes a unique and insightful view into Hollywood past in Death Valley Superstars' essays. Jonathan Evison wrote of the book: "A kaleidoscopic investigation of American...
Tags: Music, New York, Hollywood, New York City, America, Los Angeles, David, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Cambodia, Manson Family, Errol Flynn, Public Enemy, Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth McGovern


$150,000 to Shoot a Goat?

Texas or Pakistan?  The headline jumped out: Hunter pays $148k to kill rare 'screw-horned' goat.Fewer than 6,000 exist in the wild but for $148,000 a US hunter has killed a Himalayan "screw-horned" goat.Officials in Pakistan's northern-most territory of Gilgit-Baltistan gave paying hunters the opportunity to kill four of the rare goats, also known as Markhors, despite their low numbers, the Independent reported.As well as the goats, authorities offered the sale of permits for the hunting...
Tags: Texas, Pets, US, America, Pakistan, Playboy, Espn, Humane Society, Hunter, Hustler, Gilgit Baltistan, Markhor, PBurns, Terrierman


Brazil’s gay couples exchange vows in collective ceremony

SAO PAULO (AP) — About forty gay couples have gotten married in downtown Sao Paulo, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same sex marriage. Bolsonaro has attracted criticism for his controversial views. In an interview with Playboy magazine in December 2011, he said that […]
Tags: News, Ap, Brazil, Playboy, Sao Paulo, Nation & World, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


The Point: Why the National Enquirer cooperation deal is a VERY big problem for Donald Trump

On Wednesday, while the political world was focused on the news that former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen had been sentenced to three years in prison for a variety of crimes, something else of potentially huge import got somewhat glossed over: American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, admitted it had helped facilitate a hush payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation being run by the Southern District of Ne...
Tags: News, Stories, Playboy, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, American Media Inc, Karen McDougal


The tabloid's parent company admits it made a payment to a former Playboy model in concert with Trump's campaign 'to prevent it from influencing the election'

On Wednesday, while the political world was focused on the news that former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen had been sentenced to three years in prison for a variety of crimes, something else of potentially huge import got somewhat glossed over: American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, admitted it had helped facilitate a hush payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation being run by the Southern District of Ne...
Tags: News, Stories, Playboy, National Enquirer, Trump, Michael Cohen, American Media Inc, Karen McDougal


Why the National Enquirer cooperation deal is a VERY big problem for Donald Trump

On Wednesday, while the political world was focused on the news that former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen had been sentenced to three years in prison for a variety of crimes, something else of potentially huge import got somewhat glossed over: American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, admitted it had helped facilitate a hush payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation being run by the Southern District of Ne...
Tags: Cnn, Playboy, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, American Media Inc, Karen McDougal


National Enquirer owner admits paying ex-Playboy model $150,000 to squelch story, help Trump campaign

The National Enquirer's parent admits it paid an ex-Playboy model $150,000 to kill her account of a sexual affair with Donald Trump.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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National Enquirer owner admits coordinating 'catch and kill' payment with Trump campaign

AMI told prosecutors it worked with Trump’s campaign to pay Karen McDougal for her story of a sexual affair with Trump, before suppressing itTrump’s former fixer Cohen sentenced to three years in prisonThe publisher of National Enquirer has said it coordinated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to pay a Playboy model $150,000 in hush money, an allegation that places the president and his inner circle in further legal peril.American Media Inc (AMI) told prosecutors it worked “in concert” w...
Tags: Media, US news, US politics, Playboy, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, AMI, American Media Inc AMI, Karen McDougal


Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years After Implicating Trump in Hush-Money Scandal

The sentencing in Manhattan capped a startling fall for Mr. Cohen, who is a central figure in the payments to a porn star and a former Playboy model.
Tags: News, Manhattan, Playboy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Mueller, Presidential Election of 2016, Donald J, Manhattan (NYC, Michael D (1966-, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III


Michael Cohen jailed for three years as he says it was his duty to cover up Donald Trump's 'dirty deeds'

Michael Cohen issued a stinging rebuke of his former boss Donald Trump on Wednesday as he was sentenced to three years in prison, insisting it had been his job to cover up Mr Trump’s “dirty deeds”.  Cohen, who served as Mr Trump’s lawyer and fixer for a decade, likened his sentencing to a moment of “freedom” as he would no longer be bound by his relationship to his former employer. The sentence hearing followed Cohen pleading guilty earlier this year to four crimes: tax evasion, lying to a finan...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, US, Playboy, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Cohen, William Pauley, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Pauley, Karen McDougal


Judge gives ex-Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS NEW YORK  — Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three iyears n prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump. The sentence was in line with what federal prosecutors asked for. Sentencing guidelines called for around four to five years behind bars, and prosec...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Moscow, Playboy, Associated Press, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Stormy Daniels


Michael Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Who Implicated Him in Hush-Money Scandal, Sentenced to 3 Years

The sentencing in Manhattan capped a startling fall for Mr. Cohen, who is a central figure in the payments to a porn star and a former Playboy model.
Tags: News, Manhattan, Playboy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Cohen, Mueller, Presidential Election of 2016, Donald J, Manhattan (NYC, Michael D (1966-, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, Michael Cohen Trump


Michael Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Who Implicated Him in Hush-Money Scandal, Faces Sentencing

The sentencing, at 11 a.m. in Manhattan, will cap a startling fall for Mr. Cohen, who is a central figure in the payments to a porn star and a former Playboy model.
Tags: News, Manhattan, Playboy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Cohen, Mueller, Presidential Election of 2016, Donald J, Manhattan (NYC, Michael D (1966-, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, Michael Cohen Trump


Why Democrats Aren’t Rushing To Impeach Trump

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats who will take the House majority in January are willing to say that President Donald Trump may have committed impeachable offenses. But that doesn’t mean they will try to impeach him — at least not yet. For several reasons, Democrats have been extremely cautious about the “I” word. They know it could backfire politically, and many of them were in office during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment 20 years ago. New York Rep...
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The Current State Of Trump-Related Investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two women who say they had sex with him. A look at the nearly three dozen people charged by special counsel Robert Mueller and unanswered questions about what may lie ahead for the president — labeled “Individual-1” in court papers — and his administrati...
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Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: Preholiday Reading

This has been a crazy two weeks: I've been working hard, reading a bit, finishing the shopping (we're done!), and getting the house holiday ready. I swear, every second of my time has been taken up. The good news is that we're in great shape and it's only December 10. For the first time in years, we'll be able to relax and enjoy the season. My stress levels are near zero! Have you seen Netflix's version of Dumplin' yet? We really liked it, and I thought the film stayed true to the spiri...
Tags: Books, America, Netflix, Playboy, Charles Darwin, Johnson, Patterson, Commodore, Billy, Neill, Amanda, Allen, Nona, Alfred Russel Wallace, Susie, CompuServe


Top House Democratss raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

By HOPE YEN WASHINGTON  — Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first president in quite some time to face the rea...
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Top House Democrats raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON  — Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect o...
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