ENTERTAINMENT 02/01/2019 10:32 am ET Plus a few performances we'll be talking about, including Pete Davidson, Lupita Nyong'o and Emma Thompson. By Matthew Jacobs The Sundance Film Festival, nestled in the peaceful Utah mountains during the frenzy of the annual Oscar derby, provides a portrait of the upcoming year in independent cinema. From the looks of it, 2019 has plenty to offer, including Awkwafina as a leading lady, Adam Driver as a political whistleblower and Demi Moore as a corporate megalomaniac. Sundance is unwinding with a few high-profile deals to its name, including Amazon’s surprising payouts (between $13 million and $14 million) for the Mindy Kaling show-biz satire “Late Night,” the political thriller “The Report” and the Jillian Bell body-image comedy “Brittany Runs a Marathon.” Meanwhile, the gentrification dramedy “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and the moody British thriller “The … [Read more...] about 6 Sundance Movies You’ll Want To See This Year
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When you are a 240-pound linebacker in the NFL, the last thing you want to worry about is “how do I look in a shirt?” For years, Zac Diles played in the NFL, but once the shoulder pads came off, it was apparent that he had more on his chest than muscle. Diles has a condition called gynecomastia, which is derived from the Greek words gyne meaning “woman” and mastos meaning “breast.” While it is a condition, not a disease or something to be ashamed of, the appearance of what is often referred by the derogatory term “man breasts or boobs” can be unpleasant, embarrassing, humiliating and the object of body shaming. “It affected my life a great deal, to the point that I wouldn’t wear certain clothes,” said Diles, who has retired from football. “It was an uncomfortable feeling to think people were staring at my chest because my nipples would always poke out through my shirt.” Diles said friends would tease him but … [Read more...] about HEALTH MATTERS: Former NFL player suffered with gynecomastia for years
Nearly 7,000 underage girls — some as young as 12 and 13 — have wed older males in South Carolina over the past 20 years, endangered by decades-old legal loopholes that can expose children to sexual abuse.In some cases, these grooms are much older. Since 1997, dozens of South Carolina men in their 40s, 50s and 60s have married teenage girls who were not yet 18.Many of these unions are made possible by a 1962 state law that sets no minimum age for marriage as long as the bride is pregnant. The rule was designed to reduce the number of babies born out of wedlock. But critics argue that it allows older men to sexually exploit younger brides who are themselves still children.Indeed, many of these marriages meet the criteria for child rape. Under existing state laws, an adult in South Carolina could face prosecution for having sex with a minor — a felony — and also marry his pregnant victim with her parent's blessing.As recently as 2014, a 14-year-old girl … [Read more...] about In SC, pregnant girls as young as 12 can marry. There’ve been 7,000 child brides in 20 years.
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) Six people have been arrested after a teenage boy died in an adulthood initiation ritual that went wrong in Kenya. Juliano Kanyonyo, 15, died Wednesday morning after being sent to a camp to join other teenage boys in a traditional ceremony designed to teach him the customary values of his people. Days after returning from the trip and recovering from a circumcision that is part of the ritual, Kanyonyo was found dead by his sister at their home in Kandara, central Kenya. "I went to serve him tea, we are not allowed in that house as females but he would pick it from outside but that morning he did not wake up, his sister Lucy Njoki told CNN. "I left until mother came and we peeped to see him lying on the floor with foam on his mouth," Njoki said. Read More Massive 5,000-year-old burial monument unearthed in Kenya Area police commander Wilson Kosgei called the teenager's case "extreme" and said he went through a "serious assault." Kosgei told … [Read more...] about Police arrest 6 after a teenage boy died in an adulthood initiation ritual in Kenya
Three transgender friends are supporting each other as they transition from male to female age 11. Lily, Fiana and Zuri have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and will soon undergo medical intervention to prevent their bodies changing from that of boys to men. Lily, 11, from the Austin area of Texas, has already begun taking hormone blockers to prevent her going through male puberty - an irreversible change her parents wrestled with before undertaking. “Around the age of two, Lily started asking for different types of toys, and then after that, the first big thing that we noticed was that she wanted to dress as Cinderella for Halloween,” Lily’s mum Julie Maerz said. “Right before her eighth birthday, she came out from her room one morning and she said 'I’m Lily all the time now, only use girl pronouns. I’m not gonna be Jack anymore’.” Julie and her family had a lot of negative responses not only from strangers, but also from their … [Read more...] about Three transgender friends transition together age 11 after years of bullying