Until Dawn Developer’s Dark Pictures Anthology Is Planned for 8 Games

The Dark Pictures Anthology, which opens with Man of Medan this August, is currently planned for eight games, with a release schedule of two per year.

Dark Pictures is a multi-game horror anthology created by Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games. Every game in the anthology will be a new story in a new horror genre, with the only major aspect tying them together being The Curator, a mysterious figure cut from the same cloth as Rod Serling in the Twilight Zone, or the Crypt Keeper in Tales from the Crypt.

In an interview with Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels, I asked what the plan for the Curator is: “We have an arc in mind that plays out over eight games. He’s really the only consistency across the Anthology. Everything else from a story, character perspective, we want to be a surprise.”

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Can Netflix Have It Both Ways With Its Planned Purchase of the Egyptian Theatre?

Netflix is a digital disruptor that’s done more than almost any company to upend the media business, and yet so much recent chatter about the streamer revolves around movie theaters. Last week’s news that the streaming giant was in negotiations to buy Hollywood’s iconic Egyptian Theatre from the American Cinematheque is Netflix’s latest brush with […]

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SoftBank’s Biggest Backers Balk at Planned $16 Billion Acquisition of WeWork

Key investors in SoftBank’s giant tech fund have balked at a planned $ 16 billion investment in co-working startup WeWork, leaving SoftBank Chief Masayoshi Son to find an alternative as his ambitions hit up against the limits of his financial firepower.
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Planned Parenthood to Honor Cecile Richards, Laverne Cox

The 2018 Planned Parenthood gala will honor outgoing Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and actor Laverne Cox, the organization has revealed. The benefit, taking place at Spring Studios on May 1, will include an awards ceremony and an after party hosted by Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Chloë Sevigny and Marilyn Minter.
Last year’s gala, which celebrated Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary, honored Hillary Clinton and Shonda Rhimes. Expected attendees at this year’s function include Uma Thurman, Annette Bening, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Scarlett Johansson and more.
Richards has been president of Planned Parenthood since 2006. Prior to joining the organization, she was the deputy chief of staff for house Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. She revealed her plans to step down as Planned Parenthood president earlier this year.
Cox is best known for her role on “Orange is the New Black.” In 2014, she became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy.
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Laura Ingraham Says She’ll Take Planned Vacation Amidst Controversy

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Attendance Up at Who’s Next Ahead of Planned Changes

PARIS — The Who’s Next women’s apparel trade show, held in Paris in January, was bustling with signs of growth, laying the ground for a revamp of the show’s aging business model under the leadership of new management.
“We can no longer just be sellers of square meters,” said Frédéric Maus, who was recently appointed as co-general director of WSN Developpement, the company that organizes Who’s Next and its accessory counterpart Premiere Classe.
Instead, WSN aims to provide a vast range of business and fashion solutions throughout the year, while maintaining seasonal events as “extraordinary moments” for meeting and viewing new collections in person. The goal is to reposition the role of the trade shows.
“The transformation of the trade shows will only happen through a service model, and it’s only by putting ourselves in the center of the playing field that we will be able to offer services that are useful for solving people’s problems,” said Maus, 40, who steered the successful digital evolution of French catalog retailer La Redoute.
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Cecile Richards on Her Life After Planned Parenthood

The president of the organization since 2006, she will now be promoting a memoir and campaigning for Democratic women in the midterm elections.
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Fall Opening Planned for Ivanka Trump Collection Store in Trump Tower

IVANKA READY FOR FALL: The Ivanka Trump brand will be opening a boutique in Trump Tower this fall, according to sources.
As for whether the label’s full selection — dresses, sportswear, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories — will be available remains to be seen. A spokeswoman for the company declined comment Friday about any specifics regarding square footage, the actual launch date and whether company president Abigail Klem is concerned that the store may appear to some to be a conflict of interest even though Ivanka has stepped away from the company.
Prior to her father’s inauguaration in January, Trump announced that she would give up her role running her fashion brand as well as her post as executive vice president of acquisitions and development at the Trump Organization. Her stepping back followed the appointment of her husband Jared Kushner in as a senior adviser to the Trump administration. At that time, her husband’s attorney Jamie S. Gorelick said in a statement issued to Vanity Fair that Trump would also “sell all of her common stock and restructure her participation in Trump Organization transactions so that she no longer benefits from the profits.”
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Lena Dunham Is Selling 169 Pieces from Her Wardrobe to Support Planned Parenthood

If there’s one thing Lena Dunham takes as seriously as her acting, writing, and directing career, her undying love for Lisa Simpson, or being an advocate for ladies everywhere attempting to regrow their sparse, patchy eyebrows, it’s undoubtedly her passion for women’s rights and equality, a cause she has become increasingly vocal about since the last presidential election. So when the Girls star decided it was time to purge her wardrobe, it makes sense that she would want to do so for a good cause, teaming up with Planned Parenthood to make sure that new dress you buy straight out of her closet doesn’t just look good, it does good, too.

Dunham announced this latest endeavor via a piece in the New York Times on Sunday, revealing that she would be putting 169 pieces of clothing from her personal collection up for sale on the consignment site The Real Real, with the entirely of her 70% commission rate going to the women’s health organization. The items will range from a size 4 to a size 12, and even the Elizabeth Kennedy gown she wore to the 2017 Met Gala will be up for sale for a mere $ 4,000.

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She told the newspaper, “I realized I had been carrying around a lot of crap, both internally and externally. I always thought I was going to hoard all my clothes for my future daughter, and now I understand, especially being a woman with a reproductive illness, I may end up with an adopted son, I may end up with a daughter who doesn’t identify with her gender at birth. You can’t live for the future that does not yet exist. I have to take all this good fashion fortune I’ve had and spread it.”

Dunham also added in an Instagram post marking the start of the charity sale, “I’ve been lucky enough to own some truly special (often custom) pieces from innovative designers and selling items that have been worn down Brooklyn streets, on the set of GIRLS and at awards shows and book signings. Each purchase will come with a note from me that documents my experience wearing the piece. I hope you enjoy the pieces and the stories behind them.”

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Trump Administration Won’t Waive Sanctions for Oil Project Exxon Planned in Russia

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A Guide To Feminist Swag That Gives Back To Planned Parenthood

Republicans have confirmed that they are once again coming after Planned Parenthood, pledging to strip federal funding for the health care institution as part of their effort to repeal Obamacare. It’s a move that would disproportionately affect low-income women, as the organization receives most of its federal funding through Medicaid ― and it could go into effect as early as next month

There are a lot of ways to push back, like donating, calling your elected officials or volunteering. There’s also the option of buying swag that gives back.

Will it end the crusade against Planned Parenthood and ensure more than 2 million people a year don’t lose access to essential services? Nope. Is it just one more small way to push back against a GOP that is hellbent on stripping away women’s access to affordable healthcare? Why, yes it is! So get shopping.

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Female Business Owners Host Pop-up for Planned Parenthood

HOLIDAY POP-UP: Hero New York, Runway Passport, AMCONYC, Tech Style and Rossi & Rei are hosting a holiday pop-up shop today through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 168 Bowery in New York.
The pop-up features fashion tech, artisanal styles from around the world, kids’ fashion and accessories.
All participating brands are women-led companies, and each female founder is pledging 5 percent of all process to Planned Parenthood.
“In the face of challenge, our only choice is to carry courage. This holiday season, I’m honored to carry the causes that Planned Parenthood fights for alongside a group of game-changing female founders,” said Alissa Lentz, founder of Hero New York, a backpack line.

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Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Releases Shoe To Raise Money For Planned Parenthood

Vegan footwear brand Keep has joined forces with Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz to benefit Planned Parenthood.

They collaborated on “The Ramos Ad-Rock,” a sneaker with a “weather resistant, nylon cordura body” lined with “synthetic fleece and accented with channel quilted, silicon coated nylon.”

It comes with both black and magenta laces and retails for $ 97. Net proceeds of the shoe will go to Planned Parenthood.

Ad-Rock released a statement saying that he wanted to release the shoe because he supports “small business, women run business, Asian-American run business,” according to Pitchfork.

“I support a woman’s right to choose and feel that women should not be punished for making decisions about their own lives and bodies. If you have similar beliefs, you might wanna grab a pair. Or, if you simply support fresh styles, then you too can be part of what peeps in Keeps are doing,” the statement says. 

The team at Keep has previously partnered with other artists like Bon Iver and Animal Collective’s Deakin.

If you’re looking to get more involved and want to help more than Planned Parenthood, here’s a guide to other organizations that provide reproductive healthcare.

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Planned Big Brotherhood: The Republican Doublethink Contradictions (Part 2)

Two major GOP cornerstones are family values and limited government, but limited government excludes providing Americans with a higher standard of living through investing in social programs, but is embraced when using the government as a tool to impose Christian morality on the daily lives of Americans.

This surge in Christianity within the Republican Party began as early as the 1960s, but largely escalated during Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign in 1980 as a means of attracting socially conservative Evangelical voters. The GOP successfully employs an ideology that supports right-wing Christianity as a basis of cultural norms, while dividing voters over social issues, under the guise of “morality.”

This segment of the American population has fallen under the pretense of “Slavery Is Freedom.”

Through the constant delusional fear of socialism and the “moral decay of America,” the conservative Christian segment of the U.S. is convinced that imposing their beliefs on others will save this country from being overrun by homosexual, transgendered, pot-smoking Whole Foods shoppers waiting to sodomize and abort freedom-loving Americans before converting them to communist Islamic terrorism.

During the second GOP debate, candidates clamored to display their insatiable compulsion to defund Planned Parenthood. Chris Christie, Walker, and Jeb Bush — all current or former governors — each bragged out about shutting down the women’s health organization in their home states.

Cruz called the group “an ongoing criminal enterprise.”

Mrs. Fiorina attacked the organization and its supporters.

“Liberals and progressives will spend inordinate amounts of time and money protecting fish, frogs and flies,” Mrs. Fiorina said, adding: “They do not think a 17-week-old, a 20-week-old, a 24-week-old is worth saving. This, ladies and gentlemen, is hypocrisy, and it goes to the core of the character of our nation.”

However, Planned Parenthood estimates 515,000 unintended pregnancies and 216,000 abortions are averted each year due to their contraceptive services while 4,665,000 men, women and young people worldwide are provided with sexual and reproductive health care and education annually.

The Republicans are so pro-life, they want to shut down the organization that actually helps reduce abortions and promotes reproductive health. Considering 97 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services aren’t abortion-related, and the Hyde Amendment prevents federal funding of abortions, defunding the women’s health organization doesn’t achieve the GOP’s intended goals.

Considering this contradictory approach to curbing abortion rates, shutting down Planned Parenthood makes about as logical sense as a nutritionist telling a Biggest Loser participant that a diet of Super Sized Big Macs will give them a Zac Efron body.

The Republicans are so hell-bent on protecting innocent lives, they blocked a bill that would restrict access to guns after 20 children and six adults were fatally shot in Sandy Hook Middle School. Mr. Cruz was the ringleader in filibustering such dreadful legislation.

Nine out of 10 Americans supported universal criminal and mental health background checks in the wake of this horrific shooting, but House and Senate Republicans didn’t hesitate to block proposals that would ban certain military-style assault rifles and limit the size of ammunition magazines and keep these weapons out of the hands of potentially dangerous people.

This is clearly because they care so much about freedom, democracy, representing the will of the people and the sanctity of life.

“Guns save lives” is a staple of Republican talking points, but the CDC reports roughly 30,000 annual Americans deaths caused by guns – 60 percent from suicide, a grotesquely overlooked statistic in the gun-control debate. This position essentially argues that any attempt at better regulating guns and bolstering mental health care would result in even more casualties.

In another attempt to mobilize Christian America, the arrest of Kim Davis for failing to uphold her duty as Rowan County clerk by refusing to issue marriage certificates to newly-wed gay couples because of her Christian faith, was a hot topic in the second debate.

Mike Huckabee is clinging onto Ms. Davis for campaign attention like a self-serving Facebook activist clings to a trending event to show the world how much they’re helping a cause by posting a status.

She has become a martyr for people who are unaware that a martyr has to die for a cause in order to qualify as one. Meanwhile, he claims that the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage has resulted in the “criminalization of Christianity.”

Huckabee sounds like your senile grandfather recalling America’s glory days when he asserts America is experiencing a widespread rejection of Jesus during a time when 70.6 percent of the nation is Christian and 43 consecutive presidents of Christian faith or Christian backgrounds have been elected to the Oval Office.

Moreover, 28 states do not have laws protecting LGBT workers from employment discrimination or being fired for their sexual orientation. An additional three states lack laws that protect gender identity employment discrimination. There was also that Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case that granted businesses religious beliefs, because major corporations have feelings too.

Befuddling as it may be, the former Arkansas governor pleas for a national acceptance of Christianity through using Kim Davis as a beacon of tolerance.

Family values and morality don’t include improved access to education, childcare, health care and retirement benefits in the GOP agenda. Conservatives write these policies off as the promotion of a “nanny state” that imposes government on the personal lives of Americans.

Rather than promote Christian morals that makes child rearing and sustainable income easier for hard working American households, this concept has been manipulated to use religion to justify discrimination toward anyone who doesn’t conform to a “traditional” American lifestyle.

Republicans aren’t pro-life, they are simply pro-birth, as their policies ignore the well-being of millions of Americans and distract voters with social issues that cause them turn a blind eye to more grave, looming economic dilemmas.

The final part of this series will illustrate how many Americans have come to accept these illogical and contradictory statements.

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After 100 Days Away, This Air Force Airman Planned A Sweet Homecoming Surprise

Airports during the holidays are generally hellish. But on Friday, the Detroit Metro Airport was actually a rather heartwarming place to be.

Emma Trabue planned to surprise her fiancé, Air Force airman Jon Greko, at the airport when he returned from basic training last week after 100 days apart. The pair got engaged over the phone in October, but hadn’t seen each other since.

In the YouTube video description, Trabue’s sister explains that Emma had asked a family friend who works for Delta Air Lines to help her get a gateway pass so she could go through security and greet Greko at his gate.

Turns out, Greko was in on the plan and had his own surprise in store. As Emma waited at the gate holding a “Welcome Home A1C Greko” sign, passengers exiting her fiancé’s flight handed her red roses one by one. The last one off the plane? Greko, of course, who got down on one knee and properly proposed to her.

Watch the couple’s sweet reunion in the video above.

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10 Things You Won’t Believe Happened at Weddings I’ve Planned

I have learned never to say “I’ve seen it all” or to claim there’s nothing left that could surprise me in wedding planning. Just when I think there’s nothing left that could shock me, something whacky happens (like the bride’s father stripping down to his skivvies) and I’m wrong yet again. So I’ve given up claiming that I know everything that can happen at a wedding. I don’t. Even after eight years and almost 500 weddings, things shock and horrify me regularly.

Here are 10 things it’s hard to believe were happening at weddings I’ve planned — but they really did (and I have the PTWD (Post Traumatic Wedding Disorder) to prove it):

1. The grandfather of the bride physically attacking the father of the bride during cocktails just after the happy couple made their grand entrance. OMG – shocking! And Gramps got a good lick in and drew blood, so he had to leave before the wedding reception dinner. Otherwise, he would have been escorted out by security anyway. Always have a plan for when a fight breaks out between guests — but just hope it’s not the family members attacking each other.

2. The groom arriving 30 minutes late for his own wedding ceremony, dressed in shredded cutoffs, and then standing on a rock like the Karate Kid, balanced on one leg, throwing stones into the Caribbean Sea while all the guests watched from a distance thinking he’d lost his mind. Eventually, when I asked what he was doing, he replied “getting rid of the bad energy.” Um buddy, you’re making the bride sit in a car waiting for you to put your pants on. That’s called creating bad karma, not relieving it.

3. Two grooms were upset with the way the place cards had been set up on their head table. The problem was they hadn’t followed our chart — they’d created their own and the staff couldn’t follow it. We fixed the problem before the guests were seated for dinner, but the grooms were too drunk to care. They screamed and yelled at me every chance they got. Icing on the cake — when the toasts were finished and I handed them the microphone to thank their guests, they actually used that time to publicly eviscerate me to their 60-plus guests who had just spent three lovely days enjoying the events my company planned. It was humiliating, and yes, the guests (and their families) apologized for the grooms’ behavior. Perfect wedding otherwise but we never heard from them again. I think they were mortified when they sobered up.

4. Beautifully executed wedding for a Chicago couple with Mexican origins. After dinner, during the toasts, the Best Man got up and began toasting dead gang members and pouring shots on the ground in memory of/honor of “Vatos Locos.” Um, haven’t I heard of them in way too many FBI wanted file stories? Scary. You never know who your clients really are until they arrive at a destination wedding.

5. A bridesmaid (and cousin of the bride) who was recently out of rehab took ALL of her Methadone on the first night of a five-day wedding weekend and freaked out. She called the police for an escort to the ferry (she thought she was in danger) and holed up in posh hotel on the big island with her much older boyfriend and the stash of drugs she’d obtained between the ferry and the resort. Unfortunately, she took her bridesmaid dress with her. I had to hunt it down, threatened to send the police to her hotel room (I knew she had drugs from her voice), and arranged to have the dress flown back to Vieques Island for another girlfriend to wear within a few hours of the wedding. Not easy. Not fun. But we did it. Be prepared to capture the wedding attire if a wedding party member makes a run for it!

6. The Best Man forgot the groom’s suitcase on the ferry dock on the main island — the same suitcase that contained the wedding rings AND the bride’s engagement ring. Say what? NEVER EVER pack your rings. And the engagement ring belongs on the bride. The worst part was the drunk Best Man (a US Marine officer, I might add) didn’t know where he left it — on the dock, in the taxi, on the ferry — not a clue. I used my position as police community liaison to work with an Agente in the Policia de Puerto Rico to track the bag and find it in the Customs holding area on the other island where it had been stowed after being abandoned. I can’t believe they lost it, but I REALLY can’t believe we found it. They had it back within hours.

7. The Mother of the Bride became ill and had to be emergency transported off the island, vomiting blood. I literally hijacked the governor’s helicopter off the tarmac (my police pilot friend was there waiting to fly the Guv back from a meeting with our mayor) and got the pilot to fly the MoB to a hospital on the big island. That night, the mom checked out of the hospital against medical advice and returned to Vieques. By midday the next day, she was throwing up buckets of blood and lost consciousness, and I had to have her transported via ambulance and then Medevac helicopter. She almost died. And then she turned around 24 hours later and checked out of the hospital against medical advice again, and returned to the island for the wedding. We had to tell the bride we couldn’t take any more responsibility for helping transport her if another emergency occurred. Suicide by wedding? I think not.

8. Drunken wedding guests, out of control, doing shots, and being verbally abusive to the service staff is, unfortunately, not as uncommon as you would think. We’ve had to call the police on one occasion when the very large, frightening groomsmen were stealing liquor bottles, breaking centerpieces and generally causing mayhem at a $ 4 million villa. The key is to have enough of our staff on hand with these large groups and always have a security plan ready to go on a minute’s notice. Oh yes, we all wear headsets and know what’s going on all over the wedding property at all time.

9. Three wedding guests (sorority sisters of the bride) took acid at the beginning of the wedding ceremony (we learned the sordid deets from the bride later on). By the time dinner was through, they were tripping hard! They tried to eat out of the caterer’s garbage, then stripped naked and jumped into the pool with the seven-year-old ring bearer. Once we had them out of the pool and back in the villa, they jumped up onto tabletops to dance, semi-dressed in high heels. Asked to get off the tables, one girl (can’t say “young lady” and she wasn’t mature enough to be a “woman”) jumped on my husband and attacked him like a spider monkey. The DJs had to help pull her off of him. My husband, a retired SWAT commander, was not amused. Neither were the bride or groom. Know who you are inviting before you mail those invitations or take the risk of an unpleasant surprise.

10. We planned and executed a Wiccan wedding for a lovely couple from California who didn’t tell me that they were witches until a week prior to the wedding. But I was less surprised than the traditional Jewish Mother of the Bride from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, who learned her daughter would be married by a Wiccan priest instead of a rabbi at the wedding rehearsal. From me. Shortly after that, the groom had a hysterical temper tantrum about wanting to move the wedding to a different part of the beach where he felt the “energy” was better. The elderly Mother of the Bride, to her credit, did not have a stroke right then and there, but it was a close one. Watching her old lady friends having to wash their panty-hose covered feet in the ocean to be “purified” and smudged with sage before the ceremony was absolutely priceless. Lesson of the day, find out in advance if your brides and grooms are witches and whether the guests (especially their parents) know they’ll be attending a less-than-traditional wedding.

Now I’m on a roll but it will have to wait for another time — so many more fun stories to share from so many different kinds of weddings. End of day, know as much as you can about your wedding group in advance so you can be prepared for whatever might happen during the main event.

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Christmas Pageant Fails: When The Nativity Doesn’t Go As Planned

Sometimes, the annual Christmas pageant doesn’t go as planned.

Like when this camel fell onto the pews.

Or when little Mary took a tumble from her donkey.

When this angel knew that she had to sing VERY loudly in order to be heard.

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The time when 2 Black Friday shoppers interrupted the Nativity.

When Mr. Bean got involved.

When DOGS got involved.


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