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It’s all a show with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez



Months ago I told you the JRoids were feeding sports writers farina. I told you Alex and Jenny could not get the Mets.

I told you neither had the bread and moneymen they approached said uh-uh. Like when she conned the media saying she’d get an Oscar for last year’s stripper movie? LA pros had told me “in her dreams.”

The pair sell newspapers. Make good copy. Headlines back, it was Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Couplings make good press. First they meet, then date, then hide, then deny, then ecstasy, then an engagement, then a wedding, then a divorce. This pair’s p.r. people hit home runs. Just that it ain’t nice to con the public.

Also. Jenny from The Bronx is a sworn Yankee fan. Check the clips. Wore Yankee caps, NYY striped pinstripes. Once she took my Yankee ring off my hand, put it on hers, took photos, flashed it around, promised me the picture and — despite repeat requests — never sent it. She doesn’t give a fig about this other team. To her, a Met is an opera house. Her idea was celebs in stadium seats. Flavor Flav and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie sitting over home plate really helps the team.

Remember asked about taking enhancement drugs, Rodriguez replied, “Who, me? Not me.” What’s better for an owner of an all-American sport than for a player to con his own team?

Meanwhile, she needs him because of her multiple menfolk habit. He needs her to stay in the news. So they’ll plop back again. They’ll gin up a co-Latin shtick. Or buy more houses to resell for income. Listen, I am definitely not alone in knowing there’s more to tell. Wait.

NYFF goes outer borough

The public can now purchase tickets for Lincoln Center’s 58th New York Film Festival, which runs Thursday to Oct. 11. A week longer than before. No in-house screenings. They’re at Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn drive-ins. All press interviews conducted over computers. No in-person appearances. No red carpets.

It’s 25 films. Opening night is Amazon’s sensual “Lovers Rock.” An anthology of decades of films lighting on London’s West Indian community. It’s daring Steve McQueen in a bold mode. An intoxicating, 1980 set is a house party one night. Reggae, liberated bodies in biiiig motion. OK?

Centerpiece is Searchlight’s “Nomadland,” which hits theaters this fall. Frances McDormand plays an itinerant older widow with the backdrop of the American West. One year in the life of a stoic, stubborn lady, forever in a now-defunct company town, who sets off in an old van in search of seasonal work.

Closing night Sony Pictures Classics’ world premiere of “French Exit.” Michelle Pfeiffer plays an imperious socialite whose wealth went kaput so she escapes NYC by cruise ship, relocates to Paris with son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges), plus their cat who, although voiced by Tracy Letts, does not upstage Michelle.

Plus 22 more films.

You’ll have to hold it in the Hamps

The Hamptons International Film Festival. Oct. 8 to 14. The slate includes “One Night in Miami,” “a conversation with Leslie Odom Jr., plus documentaries. Same drive-in deal. Only hang-up is if you need the john, you have to back up, turn right, make a left at the Montauk sign and a quick three miles down the road across from a fallen pine is a gas station.

Book is ‘4’ him

Boy, 3, spies a dog. Overheating. Frothing. Wandering, lost. Checking its ID, the father locates owner James Frey, who raced to reclaim Priscilla. She’d wriggled from her leash. Frey once had a TV spanking when Oprah discovered he’d fabricated his best-selling “memoir” “A Million Little Pieces.”

Now, 10 years later, this son doesn’t enjoy reading. Frey, whom nobody adored before, is running hot with a best seller that he co-wrote under a pseudonym, “I Am Number 4.” Father Stu Slotnick phones congratulations. In thanks, Frey sends a collection of his works. The sci-fi books fascinate Noah, now 13, who today cannot stop reading.

Only in New York, kids, only in New York.


Jill Duggar: Jim Bob Hates the Way I’m Living … But I Don’t Care!




There was a time when Jill Duggar seemed to be more committed to her parents’ ultra-conservative belief system than any of her siblings.

Needless to say, those days are long gone.

These days Jill wears pants, rocks a nose piercing, and generally disregards the ultra-strict dress code she was raised with.

And that’s not all.

As we recently learned, Jill drinks alcohol, which is strictly forbidden in her parents’ household.

Jill Duggar Drinks Coffee

She’s able to do all this because she made the wise, wise decision to distance herself from Jim Bob and Michelle once she got old enough to realize that the way she’d been raised was more than just abnormal … it was damaging.

One of the things that led her to this realization was the fact that Derick feuded with Jim Bob so severely that the two families essentially cut ties.

Jill was taught from a young age that a woman should be loyal to her husband no matter what, and so, she sided with Derick and finally gained some perspective on her parents’ bizarre belief system,

Jill and Derick Dillard on Instagram

Jill discussed her newfound freedom in detail in a recent YouTube video in which she and Derick answered questions from fans.

“I kind of always thought they were cute,” Jill said in response to a query about her nose ring.

“But I think that some of the decisions that we’ve made, even if I liked something before, I wouldn’t have done it because maybe of the backlash that I would get or something, from people close to me or something,” she added.

Jill and Derick on YouTube

“I just hate confrontation so maybe I would’ve avoided it.”

We probably don’t need to tell whom Jill is referring to when she mentions people close to her who caused her to question her decisions.

“I think because of the journey we had already been on as a couple that I was more comfortable with decisions that we make as a family,” Jill added.

The Dillards on YouTube

“Being OK sometimes with other people not being OK is a hard thing, but as long as we knew the decisions were not wrong, they could just be ones that other people might not make for themselves and that’s like, good for us.”

Jill went on to reveal that the first public place she ever wore pants was an amusement park, and she did so only after receiving Derick’s approval.

So she’s not exactly living the life of a modern, liberated woman, but she’s taking steps in the right direction.

Jill Talks Wearing Pants

Jill stated that’s it’s not always easy going against her family’s belief system, and not all of her siblings are supportive of the path she’s embarked on.

“Are they supportive? Not always,” she said.

“Everyone’s gonna have their opinion about different things. Some of my siblings are probably more likely to have something to say about it than others. Some are more like, ‘Hey, I’m happy for whatever y’all are deciding.'”

Jill Duggar Drinks!

It sounds as though Jill has come to accept that living life on her own terms will never be easy, and we suppose that’s true for everyone.

Another sign that she’s no longer interested in accepting every bit of advice and criticism the world has to offer?

Jill turned the comments off on her Q&A video.

Hey, she said she’s not good with confrontation!

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Tame Impala – “Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)”




Tame Impala went on Fallon earlier this week to perform their Slow Rush single “Borderline.” Now the track is getting a new remix from Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, who recruited Porches’ Aaron Maine to play drums on his take on the song, which re-imagines it as something a bit spacier and groovier.

It’s the second Slow Rush track to get the high-profile remix treatment following Four Tet’s remix of “Is It True” that came out last month.

Check out Blood Orange’s “Borderline” remix below.

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‘Doctor Strange 2’: Director Scott Derrickson’s exit has fans convinced that ‘Disney is going to tank’ the film




Marvel fans woke up to an upsetting announcement. ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ director Scott Derrickson and Marvel Studios have decided to part ways. The film has been one of the most anticipated ones, and the prospect of a new director steering it forward has worried fans. While Derrickson will stay on as executive producer, the showrunners have to look for a new director now.

In a statement to Variety, Marvel Studios said, “Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”

Derrickson tweeted, “Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.”

Fans are rather rattled by this piece of news and have been flooding social media with their views. Some though disappointed, believe that this just might be a good chance for the film. “Well this is disappointing. I’m sure they’ll find a good replacement but I liked the first film quite a bit and I imagine Derrickson had a good deal to do with that. Still excited for the film, though,” wrote a fan.

‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ was expected to be a horror film, with ‘scary’ sequences in it. There is strong speculation that Marvel studios president Kevin Feige could not see eye-to-eye on this with Derrickson. Another tweeted,” Marvel couldn’t let Scott Derrickson make a Doctor Strange horror movie. I’m upset.

“I gotta strange feeling Disneys gonna tank #DoctorStrange,” a fan ominously wrote. 

Another wrote, “Marvel will let James Gunn do whatever he wants with Guardians of the Galaxy, (which is good) but they won’t let Scott Derrickson make his #DoctorStrange movie. This is so unfortunate.”

A fan accused Marvel Studios being afraid to take risks. “I am really starting to lose interest in the MCU, it seems to want to stick with what is familiar and it is too scared to take any risks. The only remaining MCU film I am excited for is Thor 4 and that is it. #DoctorStrange #doctorstrangeinthemultiverseofmadness #FilmTwitter.”

“My thing is, why the hell hire a director when you know who they are and what they do and then decide that’s not what you want?! Just let the directors do their jobs. Disney really screwed the pouch on this one. So bummed,” tweeted a fan.

One fan called it a “tremendous loss”. “The only Marvel that has my interest right now is She-Hulk,What If?,and barely qualifies as Spiderman anymore three. Doctor Strange 2:Multiverse Of Madness is a tremendous loss.”

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the role of Dr Strange, a man who decides to resort to powerful sorcery to heal himself after a scarring accident. The first film released in 2016, and the second starring Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, is expected to release in 2021. 

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