After the controversy that followed a viral photo of the American actress and singer carrying the Quran, Lindsay Lohan has resurfaced in international media, deleting the content of her Instagram account. In her bio, she wrote “Alaikum Salam”, the Islamic phrase used in returning greetings and translated as “and unto you, peace.” This has been widely interpreted as a sign that she’s converted to Islam.
Muslims around the world have been interested in how Lohan’s story would unfold as she showed signs of leaning toward the Islamic faith. Her Twitter account has been flooded by messages, welcoming the 30-year-actress into Islam and taking pride in her new spiritual journey.
Many have retweeted a statement from the American actress saying:
“The Quran opened doors for me to experience spiritually, to find another true meaning. This is who I am.”
Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent pipeline approvals shows people “shouldn’t be fooled by good-looking liberals.”
At a press conference demanding an end to oilsands expansion on Wednesday, featuring indigenous leaders and Fonda, the prime minister came under fire for the three pipeline approvals, including the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip said he was extremely disappointed by “the lies of the Trudeau government” on the environment and First Nations issues.
Fonda, who was in Fort McMurray yesterday to tour the oilsands, said “it was so sad to see the people in the Fort McMurray airport be hostile to us.”
‘It’s like a pendulum has suddenly just taken a huge swing in the other direction,’ The Edge said. So the band resolved to put the album ‘on ice’ for a little while in order to take a second look at the songs and check that they send the right message.
The late-aughts were disastrous for the movie industry, a disaster Hollywood was just starting to recover from when a shrill Meryl Streep came along Sunday night to lie about Donald Trump, and did so in front of the whole world at the Golden Globe Awards. Streep is now the Face of Hollywood, and many of those peer-pressured into applauding and defending her, did so with a sick feeling in their gut: Oh, no, not another decade of this crap.
KELLYANNE CONWAY: I’m glad Meryl Streep has such a passion for the disabled because I didn’t hear her weigh in or I didn’t even hear her use her platform last night, Ainsley, to give the shoutout to the mentally challenged boy who last week was tortured live on Facebook for half an hour, by four young African-American adults who were screaming racial and anti-Trump expletives and forcing him to put his head in toilet water.
Just as Harry Ellis put on his salesman persona to ingratiate himself to violent thief Hans Gruber, Dunham put on her ‘Girls’ persona to win the approval of Angry Internet Feminism.
In the history of Christmas films, the most tragic character is not Mr. Potter, the crotchety old banker from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Nor is it Scut Farkus, the yellow-eyed neighborhood bully from “A Christmas Story.” No, the most tragic character in Christmas film history is Harry Ellis, the arrogant slimeball in “Die Hard.”
From political analyst Michael Barone at Townhall:
Over the 40-some years that I have been working or closely observing the political campaign business, the rules of the game haven’t changed much. Technology has changed the business somewhat, but the people who ran campaigns in the 1970s could have (and in some cases actually have) run them four decades later.
But suddenly this year, the rules seemed to change. Let me try to count the ways.
Celebrities don’t count. Did anyone vote for Clinton because Beyonce and Lady Gaga did concerts for her? Bruce Springsteen’s Monmouth County, New Jersey, voted for Trump. The money ferrying such celebs to Clinton event venues was totally wasted. More.
Reality check: One of the few reasons for thinking this election may signal big long-term changes is that Cool didn’t seem to matter the way it used to.
In the light of day, Cool don’t even seem so cool any more. If I were writing a comic sketch about the election, I’d be forever mad at myself for not thinking up Pantsuit Nation. Oh, and the fashion designers who curry favour with the progressive billionaires’ babes by refusing to dress Melania Trump, who obviously doesn’t need their help anyway.
This might signal a lasting change because, let’s face it, Cool is a hard thing to recover.