June 29 in Pop Culture History

29June 29

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground.

1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

1967 – Actress Jayne Mansfield died in car crash on Interstate 90, east of New Orleans, Louisiana.

1974 #1 Hit June 29, 1974 – July 5, 1974: Gordon LightfootSundown

1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.

1984 – Cannonball Run II, Conan the Destroyer and Bachelor Party were released in theaters

1988 – Coming To America debuted in theaters

1995 – STS-71 Mission; Atlantis Space Shuttle docked with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.

1998 – The Lifetime Movie Network made its debut.

2001 – A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Pootie Tang were released in theaters

2002 #1 Hit June 29, 2002 – August 16, 2002: NellyHot in Herre

2005 – War of the Worlds debuted in theaters

2007 – Ratatouille was released in theaters

2007 – Apple released its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

2011 – Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuted in theaters

2012 – Ted, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection and Magic Mike were released in theaters

2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.

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Have You Ever Wanted To Smell Like A Mimosa All-Day Long? ‘Brunch-Scented’ Deodorants May Just Be For You!

(PCM) Adding to the ever-growing lists of products that exist, but are truly unnecessary are the new “brunch-scented” deodorants from a company called Native. Wait, you mean you don’t really want to smell like a mimosa or a glass of sangria all day long?

The company has recently launched their limited edition set of brunch themed deodorants and they are already selling out like crazy with a heft price tag of $30.00 for the set of three. The deodorants will be offered in the scents of rosé, mimosa and sangria and promise to keep you smell alcohol fresh all day long without ever having to touch a drink!

Native stresses that the deodorants are 100% paraben and aluminum-free, and are not tested on animals. Needless to say, but just in case you were wondering, no … there is no actual alcohol contained in the deodorant products. They are being released as part of Native celebration for the beginning of the summer season and the official rosé drinking season, because, hey … that’s a real thing!

Native is U.K.-based company and the sets are already sold-out, however U.S customers looking to purchase the “brunch-scented” deodorant collection can join the company’s waiting list until they once again become available.

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The Devil Wears Prada Announce Fall Tour — All Attendees Can Receive Free Documentary Download Card

Fresh off a spring run with Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada will return to the road this fall on a headline tour, dubbed “No Sun / No Moon.” The tour will feature support from Veil of Maya and Thousand Below, with a special guest to be announced at a later date. The tour launches on September 29 in Millvale, PA and runs through November 4 in Chicago.

VIP tickets go on sale on Tuesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. ET. General on-sales are Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. ET.

As an added bonus that is sure to delight fans, all tour attendees will have the chance to pick up a free download card for the No Sun / No Moon documentary at the band’s merch table during the show. The documentary chronicles both the writing and recording process for Transit Blues [Rise Records]. It is an intimate look into the band’s most recent album and it’s one that invites fans into the band’s creative orbit.

“I could not be more excited for the No Sun / No Moon documentary release,” says singer Mike Hranica. “Versus what we’ve done in the past, there’s no comparison. We’ve always felt there’s been drastic room for improvement, and what Quinn Brabender came up with met our expectations.”

The VIP ticket bundle is limited to 25 fans per show and includes a general admission ticket, Q+A session, a photo opp, the No Sun / No Moon documentary, Transit Blues Digital Album Download, Transit Blues Digital Photobook, a hand-numbered screen printed poster, exclusive hockey puck, and exclusive slipmat.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA NO SUN / NO MOON TOUR DATES:
9/29 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
9/30 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/1 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10/2 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/3 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
10/5 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
10/6 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
10/8 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
10/10 Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
10/11 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
10/12 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/13 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
10/14 Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
10/15 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10/16 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/18 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/20 Dallas, TX @ The Door
10/21 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/22 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
10/24 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/25 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
10/26 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
10/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
10/28 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/29 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/31 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/1 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
11/2 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/3 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
11/4 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

 

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SWITCHFOOT’s 13th Annual BRO-AM Beach Fest Raises Over $200K

On Saturday, June 24th, Grammy-winning alternative rock band SWITCHFOOT celebrated the 13th annual SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM presented by Hurley and iHeartMedia at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. The annual community celebration and charity event gathered over 17,000 people for the free Beach Fest and surf event, which raised over $200,000 to benefit local youth initiatives through VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Feeding San Diego, Challenged Athletes Foundation, A Step Beyond, StandUp for Kids, and Rob Machado Foundation.

The beachfront concert included performances from SWITCHFOOT, multi-platinum rock band Lifehouse, new super-group Jamtown featuring Donovan Frankenreiter, G Love and Cisco Adler, a surprise guest performance by singer Lauren Daigle, local band Sights and Sages who won this year’s 91X Battle for the BRO-AM out of over 100 submissions, and a very special appearance by the VH1 Save The Music Foundation Youth Choir who performed on stage with SWITCHFOOT.
In addition to musical performances, the diverse event included a variety of surf contests. The More “BRO” than Pro Team Surf Contest, where a four person team competes riding one wave regular and one wave switch, saw Team Hurley taking home the first prize thanks to members Brett Simpson, Yadin Nicol, Dane Zaun and Jordy Collins and a close second by Team Quiksilver. The competition also featured a team from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, who entered for the first time. The Rob Machado Bro Junior Surf Contest, which is all about who has the most fun on their board, was won by Cole McCaffray, an Encinitas local who is a member of the US Junior Olympics Development Team. SWITCHFOOT drummer Chad Butler, dressed as a skeleton, jousted his way through the Surf Jousting Expression Session, complete with battle armor and Nerf weapons on an INT soft surfboard. This year, BRO-AM was able to award the top three places of their Challenged Athletes Foundation Kids’ Adaptive Surf Series, to Sebastian Deposato, Jake Eastwood and Luolin Webster. 
The BRO-AM kicked off with the BRO-AM Benefit Party hosted by ViaSat on Thursday, June 22nd, gathering philanthropists and friends for an evening of local food and drinks, silent/live auctions and live performances.
Jon Foreman of SWITCHFOOT shares, “We are so honored that the local community would partner with us to host such a unique, inclusive, and meaningful event to help local kids in need. To see our hometown come together and help deserving kids is an incredible experience. Surfing, Music, and the San Diego scene at its best.”
In 2005, after traveling the world, SWITCHFOOT dreamed up an idea to give back to their hometown that supported them as both surfers and musicians, to rally their great community and to invest in kids who might need a hand up. Thirteen years later, the BRO-AM has grown in impact and size gathering over 17,000 people to the beach for a “more bro than pro” team surf contest, Rob Machado Bro Junior surf contest, free beach concert and numerous vendor booths. The BRO-AM Foundation focuses on initiatives in two areas that create a thriving future – Physical and community well being along with opportunity and empowerment through music, art, surfing and education.
 
Beyond their career achievements and creation of BRO-AM, SWITCHFOOT has also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as CURE International, DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, and To Write Love on Her Arms.
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The Arts Program at San Diego International Airport also showed their support and partnered with SWITCHFOOT to create an exhibition highlighting BRO-AM, the band and the impact that such community partnerships have on the San Diego region. The exhibition is located at the airport in Terminal 2 near Gate 36 and will be on display through September for travelers past security checkpoints. Last week, the Airport also hosted a special pop-up performance by players from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, as well as fourth through sixth grade singers from Casillas Elementary in Chula Vista who joined SWITCHFOOT on stage for two songs. For more information on the SAN Arts Program, please visit arts.san.org.
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CAMILA CABELLO Set to Open for BRUNO MARS on “24K MAGIC WORLD TOUR”

Multiplatinum award-winning singer/songwriter Camila Cabello will join Bruno Mars on the “24K Magic World Tour” for his North American dates from July 20 to August 22.

 

Earlier this month Camila picked up an award for “Best New International Artist” at the 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs where she also performed her latest single “Crying in the Club”  (watch here).  Last Thursday, June 22nd Camila appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she performed “Crying in the Club”  (watch here) and joined “The Roots” for their own take on #SummerSongs. (watch here). “Crying in the Club” debuted at #1 in 24 countries, achieved over 65 million streams worldwide on Spotify in just 5 weeks and over 40 million views on the official music video (watch here). Her upcoming debut solo albumThe Hurting, The Healing, The Loving will drop this fall via Epic Records/SYCO.

 

Camila spent the first part of 2017 quietly working on what has become her new album. Devoted to every detail, she wrote or co-wrote each song, collaborating closely with a bevy of heavy hitters such as Pharrell, Frank Dukes, Charli XCX, Ryan Tedder, MXM, Diplo, Benny Blanco, Sia, Stargate and more. As a result, the music tells her story like never before, inviting fans closer than ever and showcasing her spirit as an artist. Over the last year, “Bad Things”—Camila’s #1 double platinum-certified smash collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly claimed #1 at Top 40 radio, generated over 240 million Spotify streams, garnered a platinum plaque, and received “Best Collaboration” at the Radio Disney Music Awards.

In 2015, Camila teamed up with Shawn Mendes for the platinum-certified duet, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which reached 10 at pop radio and hit #20 on The Hot 100 chart. Beginning her solo career after four years in Fifth Harmony, she had earned a veritable smash in the form of “Bad Things” with MGK. As a result of its success, she became “the first female artist to hit #1 on Top 40 Radio with and without a group.” Camila and MGK gave show-stopping performances on Ellen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. She also graced the cover of Seventeen Magazine, Billboard, and Latina in addition landing on Time‘s “The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2016.” Camila has earned four top 20 songs on The Hot 100 chart – two with the group and two as a solo artist.

24K MAGIC TOUR TICKETS: http://www.brunomars.com/tour

 

Camila’s Dates:

Thursday, July 20, 2017 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Friday, July 21, 2017 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Portland, OR Moda Center
Monday, July 24, 2017 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Monday, July 31, 2017 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Friday, August 4, 2017 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome
Saturday, August 5, 2017 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Monday, August 7, 2017 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Sunday, August 13, 2017 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Chicago, IL United Center
Friday, August 18, 2017 Chicago, IL United Center
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Chicago, IL United Center
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena

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Temperatures In Arizona Are So Hot, Meteorologists Ran Out Of Colors To Showcase Them On Weather Map

(PCM) Most of the time when there is a heat wave in a particular region, meteorologists will use various colors of yellow, orange and red to spotlight those particular areas on their weather maps. You will usually see these regions shaded in those colors, however what happens when it gets so hot that the meteorologists run out of color shades to describe the heat? This the probably they are facing in Arizona where temperatures have reached an all-time high of 118 degrees and the meteorologist have completely run out of colors to showcase just how hot it is going to get as the temperatures continue to climb.

The meteorologists have now resorted to using other colors such as purple and green to show areas that are in the heat zone, as they have never really had to deal with this problem in the past. The ever-rising temperatures are throwing off the entire weather map color palette. There is not set color scheme that must be used on standard weather maps, however most of the time the obvious choice of color to spotlight heat are reds and oranges, however in some cases you can see brown in there as well. Eventually, you run out of shades of red or orange and must resort to trying something different, so that explains how green and purple got thrown into the mix.

Thus far the temperatures in Arizona have been so hot that they are causing wall to melt and kept some planes from being able to fly. Some residents are even making jokes about the scorching temperatures by placing baking sheets on their vehicles showing that it is hot enough to literally cook food outside of the oven. Scary stuff!

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June 28 in Pop Culture History

28June 28

1635 – Guadeloupe became a French colony.

1832 – The first American case of a cholera epidemic was reported in New York City.

1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1846 – Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.

1894 – Labor Day became an official US holiday.

1895 – The US Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’ claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent.”

1914 – World War One (orginally ‘The Great War’) began with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Serajevo.

1926 – Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

1964 – Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

1969 #1 Hit June 28, 1969 – July 11, 1969: Henry ManciniLove Theme from ‘Romeo And Juliet’

1969 – Stonewall Riots began in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.

1980 #1 Hit June 28, 1980 – July 18, 1980: Paul McCartneyComing Up (Live at Glasgow)

1985 – St. Elmo’s Fire and Pale Rider were rekleased in theaters

1991 – The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear debuted in theaters

1992 (Eathquakes) Landers, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

1996 – The Nutty Professor and Striptease were released in theaters

1997 – Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch, earning a disqualification.

2000 – The Patriot debuted in theaters

2002 – Hey Arnold! The Movie and Mr. Deeds were released in theaters

2003 #1 Hit June 28, 2003 – July 11, 2003: Clay AikenThis Is the Night

2006 – Superman Returns debuted in theaters

2007 – Burn Notice premiered on USA

2008 #1 Hit June 28, 2008 – July 4, 2008: ColdplayViva la Vida

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The Monsters Under Your Bed and Skin: A Saturday of 70mm Horrors

When it comes to Los Angeles’ sprawling and closely knit cinephile community, anyone who considers themselves “anyone” has a good idea on how to spend any night of the week where the city’s numerous repertory theaters are concerned. From the vintage movie palaces operated by the American Cinematheque to the historic New Beverly Cinema, currently owned (and featuring monthly programming curated) by Quentin Tarantino, L.A. really is the “city of stars” for movie lovers in any and every way that can be thought of. A short while back, the Egyptian Theatre, one of the two theaters in the Cinematheque, announced what can only be described as a practical gold mine of a series for their June calendar: a handful of classic 1982 releases, ready to ring in their 35th anniversaries, are being screened in recently excavated 70mm prints.

* for those curious about the history, much like the 3-D craze around the same time, 70mm “blow-up” prints became something of a “go-to” in the 1970s until the mid-1990s for major blockbusters and any number of prestigious event films that remain popular today. The trend is making something of a resurgence now thanks to filmmakers like Tarantino (The Hateful Eight), Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) and Christopher Nolan (the upcoming Dunkirk); not only them, but recent DC blockbusters like Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman had 70mm prints commissioned alongside their digital 3-D and IMAX counterparts and anticipated fall/winter releases like Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 and Michael Gracey’s The Greatest Showman are rumored to follow suit.

The announced lineup is an excellent “who’s who” of cults and classics – Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, George Miller’s Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s The Dark Crystal and Steven Lisberger’s TRON (the one film of the bunch originally filmed in Super-Panavision 70), but the evening that piqued this movie lover’s attention was Saturday the 17th, when two seminal horror classics were screened “in glorious 70mm”: John Carpenter’s The Thing (to a sold out crowd eating up every millimeter and millisecond) and Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist ((where the audience wasn’t quite as full – which is disappointing for reasons that will be elaborated on later – but was as lively).

Both stories of ordinary people isolated from the comforts of normality as a larger than life menace threatens them, Poltergeist tells of the Freeling family (Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, the late Dominique Dunne and Oliver Robins) and their encounters with the supernatural as the incredibly malevolent spirits invading their home make their intentions regarding young daughter Carol Anne (the late Heather O’Rourke) (also the same Carol Anne whose name would become a liver-destroying drinking game after the release of 1988’s ill-received second sequel) known when she’s sucked into “the TV people’s” spiritual realm and they must find a way to save her. The Thing trades in the paranormal for the extraterrestrial as the crew of an Antarctic outpost (including Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley and Keith David) accidentally come into contact with a parasitic alien that’s been awakened after a 100,000 year sleep under the ice. And this thing has decided, as the iconic marketing declared, “Man is the Warmest Place to Hide.” The researchers slowly but inevitably succumb to madness and paranoia as it becomes undeniable someone in the group “ain’t what he appears to be.”

As a film, Poltergeist is best likened to an old-fashioned haunted house at a carnival that became one of the many iconic rides at Universal Studios Hollywood (or Florida). It’s fast, thrilling, in your face with Jerry Goldsmith’s lullaby and fright house score, some meticulously crafted scares and game changing visual effects and, as expected with the Spielberg brand (even when he’s the producer) it’s fun for the entire family. The Thing is, to make a bad pun, an altogether different beast. It begins with a vast wasteland of ice and hopelessness and ends the same, with man’s domain over the elements burning to the ground and the “last men standing” sharing what may be their last drink together. As well as being a brilliant character study and exercise in tension, The Thing is also a masterclass for special effects wizard Rob Bottin’s incredible makeup and practical effects work that hold up just as well today as they did thirty-five years ago (and much more effective than the visual effects of Matthijs van Heijningen’s 2011 prequel).

The feelings both films exude was something ultimately reflected in their original releases. Poltergeist, considered the first of two films in the Newsweek and Time Magazine-dubbed “Summer of Spielberg,” (which also led to some debate whether the film was ultimately directed by Hooper or Spielberg, who wasn’t allowed to direct Poltergeist due to his contract with Universal over E.T.) was something of a small cultural leviathan. While failing to reach the #1 spot opening weekend thanks to competition from the crew of the Starship Enterprise and that intrepid boxer Rocky Balboa, Poltergeist was a hit at the box office, staying in the top 10 for over two months, and with the critics, the line “They’re here” instantly entered the pantheon of famous movie lines and paved the way for a franchise of sequels, TV spinoffs, remakes and curses surrounding the adolescent actresses. The Thing, released three weeks after Poltergeist and two after E.T., was savagely received by critics – a number of who couldn’t resist making a number of E.T. comparisons in their reviews – and “left out in the cold” at the box office; not just because of E.T. and Poltergeist, but The Thing also shared its June 25th release dare with another reverent sci-fi classic ahead of its time: Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (which, at the time of this writing, unfortunately didn’t have a 70mm print screened).

In the time since, The Thing has gotten a reevaluation and has been recognized and not only one of the best remakes and science-fiction films of all time, but even found a place in the annals as one of the most important films of the 1980s. It even served as a crucial influence to Quentin Tarantino’s earlier mentioned and equally nasty and nihilistic post-Civil War western The Hateful Eight. Not just because the two films share a star (Kurt Russell), a composer (Ennio Morricone) and even a smattering of music cues, but a general premise of people succumbing to paranoia in icy desolation. Whoever would have thought a horror movie about an alien assimilating lifeforms would serve as the basis for one of the most scathing critiques about America’s failures?

And then there’s “the price of admission”: the 70mm presentations. As earlier noted, the movies in this series (except for Poltergeist, which, according to those introducing the screening, was an old print circulated around old theaters in Texas until recently) are being screened in original 70mm prints that were recently rediscovered overseas. These prints have definitely reflected their longevity and use through a slight fading of color (though not horribly distracting, as the snows were still plenty white and the warm and worn suburban colors were still clear enough) and original Dolby 6-track stereo that made every audience member feel like there were marooned in Antarctica alongside the men of Outpost 31 or struggling not to get sucked into the Freeling children’s closet alongside Carol Anne. But even with the fading colors, the amount of detail that’s evident in every shot, from the forming icicles on Kurt Russell’s beard to the age marks of the spirits’ physical manifestations is a sight to behold that not even the clearest Blu-Ray can properly capture and reflect. These moments are why we go to the movies and experience these stories on the largest format possible.

As this series (and history) have proven, 1982 was a pretty monumental year for blockbuster moviemaking. Whether you laughed, cried, clutched your popcorn bucket in fear or in hope, these were the films that paved the way for what was possible in the films and still is. And these screened films have done a remarkable job of bringing 1982 back to a modern audience who could use that reminder while being a formal introduction to the next generation.

(As a head’s up for Los Angeles readers of Age of the Nerd: the print for Poltergeist could only be played on Saturday night before it had to be shipped back to Texas (which is why The Road Warrior took over its Thursday night spot on the calendar), but there will be an encore screening of The Thing on Wednesday night. I strongly suggest making this rare screening a priority for this week.)

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Nuclear Power Company Request Women Pose In Bikinis To Win Possible Internship

(PCM) We have definitely never heard of a hiring process quite like this one! A company in Czechoslovakia is requesting that female applicants interested in an intern position with the company post image of themselves dressed in only a bikini on Facebook to compete in a contests. The girl who receives the most “likes” would then win a two-month internship with the company.

One might assume that the type of internship that would ask such as thing would be a bar or nightclub or many a modeling agency, but no, this internship opportunity is a a nuclear power company called CEZ. Now how they feel girls in bikinis and a nuclear power company internship go hand in hand is beyond us, but someone must have thought this was a good idea.

While the contest is garnering the company a lot of attention online, most of it is not positive. Many feel the contest is degrading to women and it is just utterly ridiculous in the first place. According to the Facebook page for CEZ, ten young women, all of whom happen to be recent high school graduates made the final round of the contest. Looks like we may never know the winner because the Facebook post has now been removed, most likely due to all the backlash.

CEZ released a statement saying, “We did not want anyone to feel upset. he purpose of the competition was to introduce a non-traditional environment and support technical education. However, if the original vision raised doubts or concerns, we are very sorry about it.”

We are glad that someone finally came to their senses and pulled this incredibly sexist contest!

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Ryan Murphy Teases Potential Monster For ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7

(AOTN) After what we felt was a lackluster season six of the “American Horror Story” franchise with the mess that was “AHS: Roanoke” here’s to hoping that Ryan Murphy and crew can redeem themselves with season seven.

Thus far very little information has been revealed about the upcoming seventh installment of the hit FX horror-anthology series, but we definitely know for sure that series regulars Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson are set to make a return and newcomers joining the cast for the seventh season will be Billie Lourd and Colton Haynes. We do not yet know what type of characters everyone will portray or even what the official theme of season seven will be at this time.

As usual, Ryan Murphy likes to tease fans a bit and has posted an image on his Instagram account that could potentially reveal a new monster for the upcoming season.  The post was only labeled with the season seven clue “ambidexterity”.  This of course leaves us to ponder even more about what could be the potential theme for season seven, but for now we are just going to have to wait and see!

AHS Season 7 clue: ambidexterity

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A few weeks ago Murphy posted a few other images to Instagram which were a drawing of a terrifying elephant-like creature and a person sporting blue hair captioned with “AHS 7, red white and blue clue”, but so far that has been it! It is strongly rumored that season seven will feature some sort of political theme. We are definitely excited to see what Murphy has in-store for season seven, as it has to be better than season six!

AHS Season 7: Red, white and blue clue

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American Horror Story Season 7 tease.

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