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Ellen Page comes out as Elliot
December 1st, 2020 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

Back in 2014, Ellen Page came out as gay. Today, the Oscar nominee revealed that he is transgender and transitioning to Elliot.

Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.

I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.

I also ask for patience. My joy is real, but it is also fragile. The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared. I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the “jokes” and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture. The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences. In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women. To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all of those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands. You unleash a fury of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans community, a community in which 40% of trans adults report attempting suicide. Enough is enough. You aren’t being “cancelled,” you are hurting people. I am one of those people and we won’t be silent in the face of your attacks.

I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.
Thank you for reading this.

Good for him for living his life as he wants to live it. Enjoy your life as you want, Elliot. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

No word how this will affect his role on The Umbrella Academy that was recently picked up for a third season on Netflix.


Adelaide Kane breaks down how expensive it is to be an actor
August 27th, 2020 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]


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Actors make a lot of money on paper, but they have to share a majority of their wealth. Adelaide Kane, who starred on Reign on The CW that streamed on Netflix for four seasons, broke down the costs.

The actress says that she has to give 10% to her agent, 10% to her manager, 5% to her lawyer, 5% to her business partner, plus she is taxed 30% because she is a foreign national working in America. That is where 60% goes off the bat. Then she has to pay rent in at least one major city, sometimes two depending on where she is filming. She also has to pay a publicist $2,000-$3,000 a month, social media teams are $2,000 a month, stylists are $750-$1,500 an outfit, plus hair and makeup are $1,000 each time she uses them. That is a lot of dough before you get to put any of it in the bank.

She said in another TikTok video that she has been able to save up and she is paying a mortgage. That is because obviously she is smart with her money. I was lost once she started doing division.

Seriously, I have a lot of respect for her because she broke down how expensive it is to be an actor. I knew this because I have a few actor friends who have gone over the finances with me. That is why so many of them have a second job when they are not filming all of the time or have smaller roles.

Do you have a new respect for actors?


Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenizie Scott gave $1.7 billion to charity
July 29th, 2020 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

Amazon’s multibillionaire and cheapskate Jeff Bezos cheated on his beautiful wife, MacKenzie Scott, and they got a divorce. In the settlement, she got a lot of money and promised to donate a chunk of it to charity. She kept her promise, and yesterday she announced that she donated $1.7 billion to 116 charities.

Last fall, Scott asked a team of non-profit advisors to find the best organizations that work with historically marginalized race, gender, and sexual identity groups for her to give her money to. Nearly a year later, the list is done and a promise kept.

We need more wealthy people like her, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, who use their money to help others and not just themselves. You know billionaires like her ex and Donald Trump.

To see the current list, then click here!


Marlee Martin still fits into her Oscar dress
March 23rd, 2020 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

Back in 1987, Marlee Martin won an Oscar for her starring role in Children of a Lesser Gd. Over the weekend, she was able to recapture that feeling. No, she did not win another award. She got something better.

The 54-year-old was able to still fit into the dress she wore that night. As any woman can you tell, that might be even better than winning that little statuette! Then again, must of us have not won an Oscar.


Derrick Nnadi is the true MVP of the KC Chiefs and KC pets!
February 3rd, 2020 under Admirable People, Sports figures. [ Comments: none ]
Derrick Nnadi was so excited that the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl yesterday that he made confetti angels on the field. Turns out, he is also an angel when he is standing on all two paws.

After the game, the Defensive Tackle made a phone call that will change hundreds of lives. He called up the KC Pet Project and made them an offer they could not refuse. The animal shelter wrote, “KC WINS! We are so excited to announce that the Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle, Derrick Nnadi is choosing to celebrate the Super Bowl win by paying for the adoptions of all the adoptable dogs currently at KC Pet Project!

We have had an amazing, season-long, partnership with Derrick and he couldn’t have thought of a better ending.”

Since the news of his generosity broke, the no-kill shelter say, “44 pets left the shelter today (38 dogs and 6 cats) with new families and up to 30 more are going home tomorrow! Of the 109 dogs that qualified for the sponsorship, around 40-50 of those dogs will still be available after tomorrow, which is incredible.” Beyond incredible and at least one of those best friends better be named after their benefactor.

If you want to adopt (never shop) one of the remaining pups, then you can see them here.

The 23-year-old already has the Derrick Nnadi Foundation that not only helps pets, but also children in both Kansas City, Missouri and his hometown Virginia Beach, Virgina. Like I said, he is an angel. Even if he did got to Florida State. Nnadi is one to watch and I cannot wait to see what else he does on and off of the field.


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