- Celebrity SheKnows
In early April, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry unveiled their official Instagram account, sussexroyal. They gained a record-breaking number of followers early on - but apparently, not enough. A new report claims Meghan Markle is feuding with Kate Middleton and Prince William over Instagram followers, envious that the couple's kensingtonroyal account has 9.3M followers to […]
- Lifestyle PureWow
“My boyfriend can’t get over how many people I’ve slept with. I shouldn’t have told him, but he pressed me for the info. He was 'nerdy’ for most of high school and college, and just started coming into his own...
- World The National Interest
Iran and the United States are as close to direct conflict as they have been for three decades, since Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 which was, at the time, the largest surface naval engagement since World War II.A lot of ink has been spilled and oxygen expended discussing the matter, some of it good and some of it simplistic. Here a few thoughts, informed by being lucky enough to spend close to seven months studying in the Islamic Republic while finishing a doctorate in philosophy on Iranian history. I worked on the Iran desk at the Pentagon during the George W. Bush administration, frequently visit the Persian Gulf, and have followed Iran almost continuously for a quarter century.
- Politics HuffPost
She also bashed Trump with an Infowars comparison.
- Entertainment BGR News
A religious Christian group in the US called Return to Order recently launched a petition calling for Netflix to cancel the series Good Omens. Their reasoning is that the show is blasphemous to the extent that it "mocks God's wisdom" and "presents devils and Satanists as normal and even good, where they merely have a different way of being...""This is another step to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable," the organization notes on its website. "We must show our rejection. Please sign our petition, telling Netflix that we will not stand silent as they destroy the barriers of horror we still have for evil."Now the petition at issue here -- which has already garnered 35,000 signatures -- isn't exactly newsworthy in and of itself. After all, people sign petitions urging Netflix to cancel shows on a regular basis. What makes this story so comical, though, is that Good Omens isn't a Netflix show. It's an Amazon original.Naturally, some folks on Twitter had a field day with the mixup.https://twitter.com/CherylMorgan/status/1141460796947476483Hardly a surprise, the petition will undoubtedly bring even more attention to the Amazon series and could ultimately serve to boost overall viewership. It's essentially the Streisand effect at work. For those unfamiliar, the Streisand effect refers to the phenomenon when an effort to block, cancel, or censor a piece of information has the opposite effect. The term was coined after Barbara Streisand tried to keep photographs of her house from becoming public. Her efforts, though, only got people more curious about what her house looked like and generated a ton of publicity as a result.In any event, if you're at all curious about what Good Omens brings to the table, the trailer can be viewed below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJoR4vlIIs