172 posts categorized "MONEY"

Sep 12 2014
All Or Nothing: DEADLINE's Cynical Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott Take-Down Targets The Wrong Enemy Comments (0)

Sultan-of-bruneiThe Sultan of Brunei is far right...literally and figuratively.

Daphne Richards, once a full-time manager at Chik-fil-A, was demoted and took a pay cut after a leave for a double mastectomy. The company defended its decision by saying they actually punished her for “poor performance and out of concern she wouldn't be able to handle the work load.”

Maybe not necessarily in that order, huh?

So if you didn't already hate patronizing Chik-fil-A for its corporate anti-gay stance or its ultra-conservative deference to the Bible, you might be forgiven if you decided not to eat there after hearing about this unfair action.

But you wouldn't be forgiven by Deadline. According to the popular movie-biz site, you'd just be a wide-eyed optimist at best or a hypocritical “shillbilly” at worst if you boycotted Chik-fil-A but still ate at a restaurant that has also potentially or demonstrably done something with which you disagree: Deadline has taken the stance that boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel due to its ownership by the Sultan of Brunei—who has announced the death penalty for homosexuality in his country beginning in 2016—is logically indefensible, and rather than stopping there, an article on the site goes on to personally attack some of the boycott's most high-profile proponents as hypocrites.

OsbourneThe Osbournes do Dubai

In the piece by David L. Robb, entitled “Beverly Shillbillies: Hollywood Hypocrites Shun Hotels While Hawking Wares To Rights Abusers,” a laundry list of instances is provided to show how some of the famous faces involved in the boycott of the hotel are happily doing business with other, similarly despicable entities:

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Debtor's Prison: A Review Of BAD WITH MONEY @ The Duplex Comments (0)

Ben-Rimalower

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: *** out of ****

When Ben Rimalower was gracious enough to invite me to his latest one-woman show, Bad With Money at The Duplex here in NYC, I knew immediately it was a show for me.

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Sep 07 2014
O Yeah Comments (0)

Obama-Bush“Would you like my autograph, W?”

So President Obama turns out to be the best economic president in modern times, but don't tell that to Republicans, and certainly don't try to prove it using numbers—facts have a liberal bias.

Ronaldreagan

 
Fighting Fare Comments (0)

Sexy-copLooks like fare trade

Here is a great way to beat the NYC subway fare system that manages to leave you with useless amounts of money—less than the required $2.50 to ride—on your card all the time.

And here, above, is a picture of a hot cop on the subway.

Carry on.

 
Sep 01 2014
Happy Unforced Labor Day! Comments (0)

 
Aug 28 2014
Right On The Money Comments (0)

Ben-Rimalower

Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues was a delight, but his new one, Bad With Money (The Duplex, 61 Christopher St., NYC, September 4—November 6) sounds like it might hit too close to home for me!

From a press release:

Bad With Money delves into even deeper personal territory with the story of his struggle with debt—a journey that takes him through drug addiction, prostitution, fraud and multiple betrayals.

“In this gripping play-by-play of some of his biggest mistakes and their consequences, Rimalower offers a no-holds-barred self-portrait as an addict, and casts light on one of the last societal taboos.

Rimalower says:

“People tend to be familiar now with alcohol and drug addiction—and I've got those, too. But spending money I don't have is really my drug of choice. And considering how many people suffer from the same problem, it's staggering how seldom it's discussed.”

I'll have to see this, even if it makes me squirm. I am an inveterate spendthrift, the olden-days term for someone who is not only bad with money, they're the worst. I can list dozens of things I did to lose what was a substantial wad of cash I once had, and the timing couldn't be better—as we prepare to sell our place and part ways, I'm looking for a job and sifting through some pretty poor (and at least a few smart!) investments I made along the way.

I'll see you at the show. Drinks can be on you, dear readers.

 
Aug 05 2014
Closet Queen Gets Ripped Off Comments (0)

Theresa-RoemerA well-prepped thief, likely one who follows the society papers, has pulled a million-dollar heist by burglarizing a Houston socialite who had recently shown off the contents of her three-story closet on TV.

Theresa Roemer told Good Morning America that her closet holds two million dollars worth of Birkins and other modern-day booty. She now says:

“No one deserves this. I don't care if you're wealthy. I don't care if you're poor. Your personal belongings are your personal belongings.”

Well, of course, though there's a big gap in the pain of being a poor person with no insurance losing your one and only TV and being a socialite losing a cool million in haute couture.

 
Aug 04 2014
Need To Know: People Have The Shower + Mideast Maelstrom + I Have A (Bad) Dream + Dammit, Janet + Playing The Disgrace Card + Beyoncé Track Elevatorized + DIRECTV J.O. Material + MORE! Comments (0)

DanosborneShowered with attention

*widget boy cultureThere are worse ways to spend your time than watching Dan Osborne shower.

*widget boy cultureU.S. condemns Israeli shelling of U.N. school.

*widget boy cultureDeportation-happy House votes against Dreamers.

*widget boy cultureKill the Gays law struck down on technicality by Ugandan court.

*widget boy cultureJanet Jackson album rumor struck down by Janet Jackson.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Idol alum Michael Johns dies at 35 after twisting his ankle. Stefan-Pinto

*widget boy cultureShould he keep the beard?

*widget boy cultureThe C-word gets read, to a disco beat.

*widget boy cultureMeet Torsten, the Bareback Saint.

*widget boy cultureHottest June in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureWorst CA drought in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureHave to agree with Roxane Gay that she's a pretty shitty feminist.

*widget boy culture Liz Cheney's furious at Obama. Yawn.

*widget boy cultureHere comes the fuzz!

Peach-assPeachy keen

*widget boy cultureReady for another Romy & Michele reunion? Disney isn't.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé shamelessly used ElevatorGate in a new “Flawless” remix.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley goes for (and gets) the gold.

*widget boy cultureBroadest attack on states' gay-marriage bans yet.

*widget boy cultureGay marriages in OK: Soon.

*widget boy cultureKickstarter for making potato salad raises $55,000+.

*widget boy cultureGlenn Beck cops to saying “some stupid things.”

*widget boy cultureBeating of trans woman in Honduras by cop caught on video.

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas and his back cleavage heat up new DIRECTV series Kingdom.

Nick Jonas- musclesI want you back.