Megan Fox was jumping for joy on the set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in New York City May 7. Wearing black yoga pants and a tight purple tank top, the 26-year-old actress got into character as TV reporter April O'Neil.
Fox's character appeared to be filming a soft news segment for the fictional Channel 6, with the actress donning ankle weights and jumping up and down on a trampoline in midtown Manhattan. Costar Will Arnett was also seen on set with Fox, though he wore jeans and carried a Starbucks cup.
She posed in clothing you might see on any beach in America, but this ex-teacher said her bikini photos got her banned from for good from her classroom.
A former Martin County High School English teacher in Florida said she lost her job after one of her racy modeling photos came to the attention of the school's principal.
Olivia Sprauer, 26, who models under the name Victoria James, told The Huffington Post she knew she took a risk when she decided to pose for bikini photos beginning in February, but she decides she wanted to chance it.
Talk about protecting your Lego-cy.
Not long ago, Josh Stearns, a father of two young sons living in western Massachusetts, posted photos of a set of LEGO stickers on his Tumblr account. Stearns, who had just begun introducing the "diminutive building blocks" to his 4-year-old son, was appalled by the image of a hard-hatted construction worker waving at an unseen passersby, shouting "HEY BABE!"
"I was so disappointed to see the brand affiliated with a product that normalized street harassment and cat-calling," he wrote.
The Internet chattered. Bloggers weighed in; people began posting negative reviews of the product on Amazon, as The Consumerist noted. "It was so ridiculous that they would be putting this out there for kids," Stearns, 35, told ABC News.
LEGO took note; last week Stearns logged onto his computer and found an email from Charlotte Simonsen, senior director at LEGOs corporate communications office in Denmark. Simonsen explained that the stickers had been licensed by a company called Creative Imagination, and had been discontinued in the summer of 2010. Creative Imagination stopped operations in December of 2012.
She added that LEGOs typically uses humor "to communicate the Lego experience." "We are sorry that you were unhappy with the way a mini-figure was portrayed here," she wrote.
Stearns was unmoved. "Clearly, a lot of people didn't see the humor here," he said.
He wrote Simonsen questions about LEGO licensing guidelines and how the product had made it through their review process in the first place. And to his surprise, he received a response from Andrea Ryder, the head of the LEGO Outbound Licensing Department.
"I am truly sorry that you had a negative experience with one of our products," Ryder wrote, adding that the product was no longer available and that "we would not approve such a product again."
While Ryder did not reveal specifics of LEGOs licensing guidelines, she told Stearns that the company tries to make sure all its licensing deals are "fully aligned with the LEGO values." "We choose our partners very carefully" she went on to say, adding that it can take more than two years in many cases, and that LEGO expects their licensees to "live up to the highest standards." (Stearns posted her entire response here).
"I was happy to see they saw the severity of this," he said. But he pointed out, "It wasn't their initial response."
Crazy CT Ex-Girlfriend Shows Up Demanding $20
I had a terrible ex-boyfriend. Most women have dated a guy with a few screws loose. You know the one…You find all your text books hidden under his bed with his dead cat… Oh, no? Just me?
Anyway, sometimes those crazy ex’s linger…or they show up on your doorstep after you’ve broken up and demand the $20 you lent them ten years ago. Yep, that happened in Waterbury. 44-year-old Carol Ann Mansfield showed up on her 53-year-old ex’s doorstep and demanded the twenty bucks she had lent him before they broke up in 2003.
The man gave her the twenty bucks and called the cops who showed up and realized that she had not one, not two, not three, but FOUR outstanding warrants. Way to call attention to yourself- Anyway, she was super angry and yelling at him. The more the guy asked her to leave, the angrier she became. The anonymous ex-boyfriend feared “for his health”.
She was arrested on all four of her outstanding warrants and added an additional first degree criminal trespass and second degree breach of peace.
The good news is that she got her $20 bucks back.
Cheers! Connecticut Now Has A Beer Week
Congrats Connecticut, we finally have our very own beer week!
This will be the first ever CT Beer Week. It is being put on by the Connecticut Beer Wholesalers Association. It’s happeneing May 11th-18th. There are events going on to celebrate throughout Hartford and New Haven all week long. Here is a guide to everyone who is participating. Place keep getting add as the days go by too, so plan on many other CT cities jumping in on the beer week party.
They will be kicking off beer week with the Rising Pint Brewfest on May 11th from 1-5pm at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Which is basically a giant drink-a-thon with hundreds of different beers from restaurants and breweries all over Connecticut.