Gooping Gwyneth Paltrow: When the mighty fall

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gooping Gwyneth

For better or worse, Goop and Gwyneth Paltrow are being sued.

The charge?

False advertisement. That’s right. Truth in Advertising, a consumer watchdog group, is putting it out there. Goop and Paltrow have no scientific evidence upon which to stake claims of curing, alleviating, and/or preventing any ailments so often made for those products featured on the lifestyle blog.

“Based on its investigation,” the Hollywood Reporter states, “the watchdog group cites 51 examples in which Goop touts products on its site, either expressly or implicitly, that can ‘treat, cure, prevent, alleviate the symptoms of, or reduce the risk of developing a number of ailments.’ Some of these products include a rose quartz egg for hormonal balance and a detox seaweed bath soak for antiaging, according to TINA.org. The examples include both private-label products, such as Goop vitamins, as well as products from outside vendors.”

Quite simply, Goop is overstepping its competency to take advantage and reap a profit at the expense of the unwitting. Unwitting women. The same women Paltrow supposedly empowers on her blog.

But, “F*** the haters. I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year,” Paltrow is quoted by New York Post as having told UK Elle. The woman who boldly stumped for Planned Parenthood on Mother’s Day will live her life on her terms.

So, let the suits roll in. And they are.

(Charles) Platkin (PhD), the author of various books under the Diet Detective name, claims that Goop violated his copyright and that all his requests to the company for reimbursements “for the value of infringed-upon trademark … were all ignored and/or dismissed,” according to Radar. “So now he’s suing Paltrow’s web site, which is already under fire for its snobby attitude. Critics have derided the actress for being out of touch in touting expensive organic food and ritzy décor such as a $50,000 game room on Goop

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Oh, how the once mighty will fall. Hopefully there’s a supersized organic sea sponge ready to catch Gwyneth when the Goop runs out.



Bud: Witness for the prosecution

Bud: Witness for the prosecution

Stool pigeon parrot secures killer conviction

Polly wanna cracker? How about a dash of poison?

Martin & Glenna Duram

Martin & Glenna Duram

A White Cloud, Michigan woman, sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday Aug. 28, 2017 for first-degree murder and firearms charges, may well wish she’d offed Bud, her husband’s pet African Grey parrot. Highly intelligent and more than able to imitate human voices, Bud witnessed the entire exchange. And he didn’t forget it!

“Martin Duram’s ex-wife, Christina Keller, has said that after the slaying, the pet parrot, Bud, repeated ‘Don’t (expletive) shoot’ in Martin Duram’s voice,” according to the New York Daily News. “Keller took ownership of the bird after Martin Duram’s death.”

So, what was initially investigated as a couple shot by an outside intruder turned into a classic domestic incident. Marital strife gone way too far.

Bud’s testimony revealed that 49-year-old Glenna Durham shot her husband Martin Durham, aged 46, five times before turning the gun on herself. While Mrs. Durham survived the episode, Mr. Durham died of his injuries.

Check out the video below and listen for yourself:

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Appeal attempts are underway by Durham’s attorneys – of course – but the damning lines of dialogue are hard to dismiss.



Little green men

Hello. Is there anybody out there in space?

While the question of “who” may be up for debate, the existence of unknown phenomenon is undeniable.

Fast Radio Bursts (FBRs), intense radio signals that suddenly appear in the distant reaches of space only to vanish just as swiftly, are one such marvel. Detected on radio telescopes used to monitor celestial activity, FBRs have been attributed to everything from black holes to the proverbial little green men.

Truth is, the cause of FBRs is unknown.

“Now,” New Scientist reports, “researchers with the Breakthrough Listen initiative, a $100 million search for signs of intelligent life in the universe, have detected 15 more pulses from FRB 121102. … These signals were at higher frequencies than any FRB we’ve seen before. It’s still unclear what that means for these elusive events, but researchers hope that it will help narrow down the field of potential explanations.”

Check out the following video to get the scoop.

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So, while science advances, be sure to stay tuned. Could be ET is phoning to get back home again.



What’s in a name?

A rose by any other name may well smell as sweet, but a wedding announcement with some of the unfortunate combinations as have appeared in print – well – are a matter for chuckles.

Consider the plights of these wedded couples: Smelley-Bacon, Street-Walker, Rather-Grim, Bouy-George:

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“Taking out an announcement in a newspaper when you get married is now largely a thing of the past – back then you’d get complete strangers laughing at the unfortunate combination of surnames,” the Poke reports. “Thankfully that doesn’t happen now.”

But, hey, who needs a quirky wedding announcement when you have social media?



Physician – I mean robot – heal thyself

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Squiggly eyebrows

Die ugly trend, die!

Goth black, punk pink, garbage grunge. Move over, yesterday’s makeup ruts, and make way for wavy eyebrows. Yes, wavy, contoured eyebrows – squiggle brows – and wavy other things are apparently on the upturn. Don’t believe it? Who would after taking a look at this painfully cringe-worthy offering?

But copycats are apparently already surging to make at least the wavy brow their own.

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“The look,” as per the Citizen, “involves crafting the eyebrows into a wavy shape and using makeup to exaggerate the artistry, by covering up the outlines with concealer and layering up eye shadow colors underneath the brow. … Some fans have been ‘squiggling’ their whole brows, while others have just been getting playful with the ends, with hundreds taking to social media to show off the results via the hashtag #squigglebrows.”

Take a look at the instructional video below to get a sneak inside the cosmetic contortions required to achieve “the” look:

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The good thing? Trends come and they blessedly go. Can’t happen too soon.

Gooping Gwyneth Paltrow: When the mighty fall
Source: WND