Stephen King said Wednesday that he was “horrified” to learn that tens of thousands of dollars worth of rare books — including his own original manuscripts and rare editions — were ruined after a burst pipe flooded the basement of several downtown Bangor businesses.
Gerald Winters’ bookstore, which specializes in rare and limited edition copies of King’s books, was among the handful of businesses damaged by flooding from the broken pipe in front of 46 Main St.
“I’m horrified. As a book lover, my heart goes out to him,” King told the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday. “I will eventually reach out and see if I can help in any way.”
Posted Monday, January 22, 2018
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The Trump Curse Claims Another Victim!
Carrie Underwood mocked President Trump's tweeting in November at the Country Music Awards...
From The Washington Post:
After an uproar from members of the media and the country music community, the CMA backed down and quickly lifted the restrictions. Naturally, co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood brought this up right away in their CMA Awards monologue (which always includes song parodies) and immediately brought up politics. Though, in typical CMA form to stay as neutral as possible, it was just a few light digs at President Trump, along with one quick joke about Hillary Clinton.
Read the transcript of the bit below:
Paisley: “What are we going to do then?”
Underwood: “Well, I mean, clearly, we can’t say or play anything. So I guess to present our first award of the night, the stars of the new movie — what are you doing, Brad?”
Paisley: “Oh, I’m definitely not doing this one. (Starts playing the tune to Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.”) “Right now, he’s probably in his PJs watching cable news reaching for his cellphone/Right now, he’s probably asking Siri ‘How in the hell do you spell Pocahontas?’ . . . ”
Underwood: “Well, here we go . . . ”
Paisley: “In the middle of the night, from the privacy/of a gold-plated White House toilet seat/He writes ‘little Bob Corker, NFL and covfefe . . . ”
Read more: (Link: www.washingtonpost.com)
Recently it was revealed that Underwood required 40 stitches in her face after a brutal fall in her home in November.
We hope Underwood recovers totally from this grisly accident.
From Page Six:
Carrie Underwood is still on the mend after a brutal fall in November that required more than 40 stitches in her face.
“There is also another part of the story that I haven’t been ready to talk about since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up,” Underwood, 34, wrote in a note to her fan club Monday (via People). “It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life.”
“In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well. I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told Mike [Fisher, Underwood’s husband] that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in.”
As a result of her injuries and subsequent recovery, which is ongoing, the “American Idol” winner admitted she plans on lying low.
Read more: (Link: pagesix.com)
Again, we send our best wishes to Underwood and hope she has a speedy recovery.
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The Trump Curse Is About to Claim Another Victim!
Hollywood is feeling the wrath of the Trump supporters they chose to alienate in their quest for political relevance.
Even after the surge of tickets sales from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," moviegoing itself could hit a 22-year low.
From LA Times: Hollywood is celebrating the end of 2017 with astronomical sales from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is on track to soon exceed $1 billion in global ticket sales and eventually become the biggest movie of the year. But that won’t be enough to write a happy storyline for the industry.
Although movie ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada are expected to dip just below last year's record of $11.38 billion, the number of tickets sold is projected to drop 4% to 1.26 billion — the lowest level since 1995, according to preliminary estimates from studio executives.
The falloff in ticket sales can mostly be explained by a handful of movies that flopped, especially during the dreary summer season that posted the worst results in more than two decades. Even such massive hits as “Wonder Woman,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “It” couldn’t make up for a lackluster summer lineup populated by rickety franchises (“Alien: Covenant”) and poorly reviewed retreads (“The Mummy”).
However, the long-term decline in attendance reflects systemic challenges facing the industry. Audiences are spending less time going to the movies and are consuming more entertainment on small screens and through streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon that are spending billions on original video content.
Read more @ (Link: www.latimes.com)
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BREAKING: The Trump Curse Strikes Another NFL Player!
Raiders Left Tackle Donald Penn took a knee for the national anthem earlier this year, and it has been all downhill for him ever since.
From Mercury News:
Marshawn Lynch cranked up his speakers and started singing while Donald Penn stood inches to his right. Penn’s voice rose to overcome the music, but soon his tone escalated for another reason when a reporter asked about Penn’s response to fans booing when most Raiders sat for the national anthem.
“Are we gonna talk football though, cause y’all done asked about 10 questions about Trump?” Penn snapped. “I already answered it like four or five times. See how we’re giving Trump all this power? I don’t wanna give him that. I don’t even wanna talk about him no more.”
Read more: (Link: www.mercurynews.com)
Penn got into it with a fan who criticized his performance and threw a water bottle at his car after a game, emerging from his Bentley to go after the fan and needing to be held back by security in a heavily shared video seen below:
And just now, it was announced that Penn will have foot surgery and will be out for the remainder of the season. At 34 years old, Penn will also be a free agent next year, and teams may be wary of signing a big-money veteran coming off of major surgery.
What do you think? Is the Trump curse real? Please share and comment!
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The Trump Curse Hits LaVar Ball!
LaVar Ball's dream of having all three of his sons play for the LA Lakers have been completely destroyed. After Ball's son, LiAngelo, was arrested for stealing in China, Ball withdrew LiAngelo from UCLA over the college's decision to suspend him from their basketball team. Now Ball is planning on sending his two younger sons overseas to play for the same team.
From ESPN: LaVar Ball told ESPN that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with agent Harrison Gaines, ending any speculation that LaMelo will play college basketball. The plan is now for both to play on the same team overseas.
"I don't care about the money," LaVar Ball said on Thursday morning. "I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time. The priority is for the boys to play on the same team."
Ball said earlier this week that the plan was still for LaMelo, who withdrew from Chino Hills (California) High School early in his junior season, to play at UCLA in two years. However, the elder Ball told ESPN that won't be the case.
Read more: (Link: www.espn.com)