Charlamagne Tha God is headed back to television: The host of the massively successful radio franchise The Breakfast Club is getting his own talk show on Comedy Central, Vulture has learned. Details are still being worked out, but the new series will be a weekly half-hour with a focus on current events and cultural issues. There’s no firm timetable for when it will premiere, but the goal is to get it in production by November’s election.
Charlamagne was already hosting Breakfast Club on New York radio when he landed at MTV, but he says McCarthy saw the TV potential in him long before he was a national success. “Giving me a TV deal, almost ten years ago, didn’t really make any sense,” Charlamagne says. “I was a radio guy. It’s easy to say, ‘You know what? I think Charlamagne Tha God needs a talk show’ now. But almost ten years ago for him to have that vision, that did a lot for me. A lot of my success right now is because of those looks that I got on MTV2 and Viacom at the time.
Raymond Orosa and his family were having dinner at Carmel Valley restaurant Lucia. “We were there just celebrating, having fun,” said Orosa.
The fun quickly disappeared as the man at the table next to them began ranting. “Suddenly I hear this loud voice, you know like f’ing Asians,” said Orosa.
Michael Lofthouse gave the family the finger, then said, “Trump’s gonna f— you. You f—— need to leave. You f—— Asian piece of s—-.”
“He was full of hate and anger,” said Orosa. “It’s sad that there are still people that are like that in this world, let alone in this country,” he continued.
A Lucia employee quickly stepped in. “Get out, you are not allowed here. You do not talk to our guests like that. They are valued guests. Get out!”
An Arizona woman, dubbed the latest “Karen” by social media, filmed herself destroying a face mask display inside a Target store over the weekend.
In the footage, Melissa Rein Lively, who runs a public relations company in Scottsdale, can be heard going on an explosive rant as she points the camera at a display of protective face coverings.
“Finally we meet the end of the road. I’ve been looking forward to this s–t all my f–king life,” says Lively in the video, which has been viewed 5.9 million times.
A second video, also recorded on Instagram Live and which has been viewed 2.6 million times, showed the aftermath of the Target mask debacle: Police officers are seen inside Lively’s garage.
When the officers confront Lively, she informs them she’s a spokesperson for the White House and she can’t share “classified information.”
But what makes it all worse is that one of the things Eater has done is help push a kind of restaurant consensus around that monoculture, which goes a little like this: notable chef, must speak English, must be media-savvy, must have design-driven dining room, must kowtow to the scene, must have small plates, must push diverse histories through French ricers, must have toast points, must love dogs. Eater’s not alone in doing this — plenty of others do, too (including Grub Street). But the result is a formula that has basically condo-ized New York’s food culture with some ultimately pretty conservative, even intolerant, values. Which means maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that there’s a penitent skinhead near the top of Eater’s food chain. But it is a reason to try and shake things up. Food is so essential to our lives and social ecosystem that this news should be a signal not just to question the people in these positions of power but to question the positions themselves.
The Joe Rogan Experience, which is downloaded nearly 200 million times per month and makes $30 million annually, will only be uploaded to Spotify starting in September. Rogan’s YouTube channel will no longer host full episodes.
It’s a victory for Spotify, which is aggressively building out a podcast empire to compete with the likes of Apple and Google. The deal is reportedly worth over $100 million.
And a Redditor in Philadelphia has just found another potential problem with Grubhub, after she ordered a pizza from what she thought was a local restaurant but turned out to be an undercover version of Chuck E. Cheese.
A user named u/KendallNeff placed a Grubhub order from a place called Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings, believing that she was doing her part to support a local business. But when she received her food, she was slightly suspicious about where it really came from. “Just curious,” she texted her Grubhub driver. “Was this food from Chuck E. Cheese?”
The driver, Richard, responded that when he picked the order up, the Chuck E. Cheese had the logo for the “wing restaurant” on the windows. KendallNeff’s husband did a bit of investigoogling and learned that not only was Pasqually P. Pieplate the name of the fictional chef in the Chuck E. Cheese universe, the Pasqually’s “restaurant” had the same street address as Chuck E. Cheese. (And, making things worse—and more confusing—there’s a real West Philly pizza place called Pasqually’s, one that has no affiliation with a giant cartoon rat.)
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A beauty entrepreneur has sparked outrage after referring to Vietnamese salons as the “biggest enemy” in the nail business, claiming that their practices do nothing but “destroy” the industry.
“I cannot support any partner that supports the Vietnamese,” said Larry Gaynor, who founded TNG Worldwide in 1985 and currently serves as its president and chief executive officer.
Gaynor reportedly made his comments in a recent webinar for “Diamond Partners” — owners of beauty businesses awarded with benefits for their loyalty to TNG products.
In his tirade, the entrepreneur criticized Vietnamese salons for their sanitation, pricing, and “the way they talk,” in which he used a mock accent to convey his point.