As “Wonder Woman” garners stellar ratings and remains on track for a record-breaking opening weekend, a Fox News panel is conducting a deep dive into a critical matter: Is the Amazonian princess American enough? Fox host Neil Cavuto noted on Friday to guest Dion Baia that “some” have been taking issue with the film’s alleged lack of patriotism — chiefly, that the superhero’s costume color scheme is too un-American.  “Some are calling it less American, Dion, because, well, her outfit isn’t red, white, and blue, and, in order to appeal for foreign audiences, very little reference to America at all,” said the “Your World With Neil Cavuto” host. “I think, nowadays, sadly, money trumps patriotism,” Baia replied. “Especially, recently, I personally feel[…]

”Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” could have been a totally different album altogether, were it not for a simple misunderstanding. Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney has revealed how the title and concept of the British band’s eighth album actually came to him during an airplane flight with a roadie, Mal Evans. McCartney said in an interview posted to his website on May 25 that the idea behind the record, which celebrated its 50th anniversary Thursday, all emanated from him mishearing Evans asking him to “pass the salt and pepper.” “I thought he said Sergeant Pepper,” said McCartney. “I went, ‘Oh! Wait a minute, that’s a great idea!’” After having “a laugh about it,” McCartney, 74, said he immediately “started thinking about Sergeant Pepper as a[…]

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Alexis Michelle kicked off Pride month in the “gayest” way possible, teaming up with Broadway’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger for a spirited take on “Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again.”  The tune is a perfect pick for Pride, of course, given its history. In 1963, Judy Garland and a 21-year-old Barbra Streisand performed the duet on “The Judy Garland Show,” and it remains a staple of queer playlists 54 years later.  Michelle, 32, will return to New York nightspot Feinstein’s/54 Below June 13 for a special Pride installment of “It Takes A Woman… An Evening with Alexis Michelle.” The show, which features musical direction by Brandon James Gwinn, sees the drag queen tackling songs from Broadway musicals such as[…]

Ariana Grande brought a much-needed smile on Friday to the faces of some of her young fans who were injured in the Manchester terror attack. The pop star paid a surprise visit to youngsters at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, who continue to receive treatment following the May 22 suicide bombing following her concert at the Manchester Arena. Grande spoke with and hugged the children, and also posed for photographs.  A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jun 2, 2017 at 4:48pm PDT Ariana Grande is currently visiting the injured in Manchester! #OneLoveManchester #Manchester pic.twitter.com/KNjdRDhazW — One Love Manchester (@1lovemanchester) June 2, 2017 Tonight’s visit from @ArianaGrande was amazing. Just the lift all the kids (and parents) needed! What an[…]

Jack O’Neill, a pioneer in wetsuit technology and founder of the iconic California surf brand, died of natural causes Friday at the age of 94, the Orange County Register reported. Friends of the Santa Cruz local confirmed his death to Monterey news station KSBW 8 on Friday. A post shared by Visit Santa Cruz County (@visitsantacruz) on Jun 2, 2017 at 4:12pm PDT For those who don’t surf, O’Neill’s name is still recognizable as the popular surf brand with a wave-like logo seen on T-shirts, sweatshirts and board shorts, usually worn by anyone who can appreciate a beach-centered lifestyle.  For those who do surf, however, O’Neill was an innovator of the sport and a true soul surfer. He was known[…]

A lawsuit filed on Friday accuses the renowned Washington glass artist Dale Chihuly of passing off the work of another man as his own for 15 years. The suit, filed by the lawyers of Michael Moi in King County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for Western Washington, claims the prolific decorator of botanical gardens has been involved in a “myriad of clandestine painting sessions” with Moi, but has never compensated him or given him credit for his efforts, despite the artist’s promises otherwise. “The truth behind the creation of his paintings has been intentionally hidden,” Moi claims. In a press release sent to HuffPost, Chihuly’s camp strongly refutes Moi’s claims, dubbing the lawsuit “baseless.”  The statement, sent on Friday from[…]

Fans of the magical creature Totoro will soon be able to frolic in nature with their beloved character. The governor of Japan’s Aichi prefecture announced Thursday that it is building an entire theme park based on director Hayao Miyazaki’s cult classic animated film “My Neighbor Totoro” in partnership with Studio Ghibli Inc., according to The Japan Times. The park, tentatively dubbed Ghibli Park, is scheduled to open in early 2020. Totoro’s fantasy world will span nearly 500 acres at Morikoro Park near Nagoya, about 200 miles southwest of Tokyo. “My Neighbor Totoro,” released in 1988, follows the story of two sisters who move to an old house in the countryside while their mother is in a nearby hospital. Satsuke and Mei[…]

A post shared by Tom Toro (@tbtoro) on Feb 8, 2017 at 9:18am PST ”I think all of us have a social responsibility to resist Trump’s destructive agenda in every way we can,” artist Tom Toro told HuffPost.  For Toro, his particular brand of resistance often comes in the form of cartoons, many of which have appeared in publications like The New Yorker. Shortly after it was announced that President Donald Trump would be pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, an international effort to combat climate change, one such cartoon began making its way across social media.  In it, two caricatures resembling Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are pictured in shoulders-deep water, marooned on an island,[…]

Think bongs are just an apparatus for smoking marijuana? They can also be works of art, as a new exhibit in New York demonstrates. It’s called “Outlaw Glass” and runs through May 27 at the ApexArt gallery in lower Manhattan. The point of the exhibition, as the press release states, is to show “how the most exciting movement in art glass today comes from those creating innovative, high-end artifacts that just happen to double as tools for getting high.” The curators have weeded out some outstanding examples as proof. Some are so beautiful, you might think twice about smoking out of them. Nahhh.  — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject[…]

The issue with the internet is that there’s just too much of it. For instance, look at the #FireColbert movement that got started on Twitter recently.  This all happened after Donald Trump insulted Stephen Colbert’s fellow CBS host John Dickerson of “Face the Nation.” During the “Late Show” on Monday, Colbert let loose.  “When you insult one member of the CBS family, you insult us all. BAZINGA!” said Colbert, before firing off a barrage of insults at the president, one of those being, “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.” Insulting Trump is nothing new for Colbert. He does it nightly, and his ratings have improved “bigly” because of it. The problem is he insulted the[…]