Star US Decathlete Supporting Canadian Athlete Wife Shamed Online

Star American decathlete Ashton Eaton says he is represented his country well and has the right to wear a Canadian hat in support of his Saskatchewan-born wife, heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton.

 
Eaton was seen sporting a red Canada baseball cap at the Olympic track meet on Friday as Theisen-Eaton started her quest for a medal.
The display of Canadian gear did not sit well with some social media users, who implied he was not being a loyal American.
 

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The world champion took to Twitter on Friday night to react to the criticism.

 
“Have I not represented USA well? Yet u demand more. Ur respect is hard earned,” he tweeted. “I support the country that produced my wife;who ru2 shame me?”

 
Many users also jumped to his defence, applauding him for being a supportive husband.

 
Theisen-Eaton, who was competing again on Saturday, also responded via Twitter.

 

“Ashton is my biggest fan & I could not do this w/out him,” she tweeted. “Thank you @AshtonJEaton for constantly supporting me.”

 

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Athletics Canada also gave him a shout-out.

 

“We appreciate the support for your wife, cool with Bri supporting (the U.S.) when you compete,” the organization tweeted.

 

Track and field’s super couple are active on social media with the combined Twitter handle @weareeaton. They are also currently starring in a Visa commercial, a tongue in cheek depiction of how competitive they are with each other.

Green Day Singer Says He May Have Exaggerated Campaign Against Bush Presidency

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has never been one to shy away from sharing his political perspectives ― the band did release a whole album called “American Idiot” which referenced the George W. Bush administration multiple times ― and these days, he’s no different.
 

In a brand new interview, Armstrong went in on Trump and his group of loyal supporters, saying, “The worst issue I see about Trump is who his followers are.”
 

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“I actually feel bad for them,” he added, “Because they’re poor, working class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger.”
 

The rocker then went in for the kill.
 

“[Trump] just said, ‘You have no alternatives and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s fucking Hitler, guy!” he said, adding, “I don’t even understand how else to describe it. I wish I were over-exaggerating. And sometimes perhaps I do over-exaggerate with Bush. But with Trump, I just can’t wait ‘til he’s gone.”
 

Armstrong joins a long list of celebs who’ve compared the Republican presidential nominee to the infamous fascist, among them Louis C.K., Eva Longoria and Sarah Silverman, who went so far as to dress up as Hitler to prove her point.

Classic Quiche Loraine – Recipe

Quiche Loraine is a tasty dish that the whole family will love. Check out this recipe for a twist on a classic:
 
Ingredients
 
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter cubed
1/4 cup lard cubed
1/4 cup butter cubed
1 egg yolk
 
Filling:
6 bacon
1 onion finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup 6% cream
 
Instructions
 
In large bowl, whisk flour with salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and lard until mixture resembles fine crumbs with a few bigger pieces. In liquid measure, whisk egg yolk with vinegar; add enough ice water to make 1/3 cup (75 mL). Drizzle over dry ingredients, stirring briskly with fork until pastry clumps together. Press into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate until cooled, about half an hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Or enclose in heavy duty foil or resealable freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 weeks. Let chilly or thawed pastry stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before rolling.)
 
On floured surface, roll out pastry to short 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Fit into 9-inch (23 cm) fluted quiche pan or pie plate. Trim edge to 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang; fold inside rim. Flute edge if using pie plate. Prick all over with fork. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
 
Line pie shell with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in bottom third of 400°F (200°C) oven until rim is light golden, about 20 minutes. Remove weights and foil; let cool on rack.
Filling: In large frying pan, fry bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Drain fat from pan. Fry onion, pepper and salt over medium heat until softened, about 4 minutes.
 
In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and cream. Crumble bacon and add to egg mixture together with onion. Brush mustard over base of pastry shell; sprinkle with cheese. Pour in egg mixture.
Bake in middle of 375°F (190°C) oven until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool on rack for 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for half an hour. Refrigerate until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Reheat in 350°F/180°C oven for 20 minutes.)

Big Flying Butt Crashes During Test Flight

Airlander 10, a enormous aircraft that critics said looked like a giant, flying butt, crashed after its second test flight in Bedfordshire, England, on Wednesday.
 
No one was injured in the episode.
 

The Airlander 10, sits on the ground after crashing at Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire, following its second test flight, manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said no-one was injured.
The Airlander 10, sits on the ground after crashing at Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire, following its second test flight, manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said no-one was injured.

 
“The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage which is presently being evaluated,” Hybrid Air Vehicles, the company developing the aircraft, said in a statement.
 
“The flight went extremely well and the only issue was when it landed,” a company spokesperson to the BBC.
 
At 302 feet long, the Airlander 10 is 50 feet longer than the largest configuration of the Boeing 747. Nevertheless, it’s additionally been nicknamed “The Flying Bum” by the British media because it looks as much like a derriere as it does a dirigible.
 
Initially developed by the U.S. military, Airlander 10 combined “the finest features of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters with lighter than air technology,” the firm said.
 
The Airlander 10 hybrid airship makes its maiden flight at Cardington Airfield in Britain, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples
The Airlander 10 hybrid airship makes its maiden flight at Cardington Airfield in Britain, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

 
The Airlander can fly for five days with a crew, and up to two weeks if unmanned. It can manage communicating, carry freight and perform surveys for military and commercial purposes.
 
No schedule for repairs or future flights was declared.

Celeb Endorsed Lip Balm EOS Sued For Adverse Effects

A California law firm has received over 5,000 calls from around the world after it started a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against EOS — a lip balm that’s been endorsed by stars like Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Hilary Duff.

The lawsuit (which you are able to read in its entirety below) alleges the product can cause “devastating adverse reactions.”

Rachael Cronin, who started the suit, claims her lips started cracking, blistering and bleeding within days of trying the product. Her condition apparently lasted for 10 days.

“She describes not being able to eat food because it was so painful,” said Ben Meiselas, an attorney at Geragos & Geragos.

Cronin approached the law firm in December after going to some physician and doing some research online, where she reportedly found similar criticisms from people on message boards.

EOS invoices its lipbalm as 99 per cent natural, gluten and paraben-free.

Cronin’s legal team considers specific ingredients in the product are problematic. At least one, Meriselas claims, is seemingly a significant nut allergen and not tagged as such. Meiselas says another has allegedly been known to cause hemorrhaging and bleeding, and medical literature supposedly says you shouldn’t apply it to your own face or lips.

“When you go to the site, there’s absolutely no warnings,” he said, adding there are also no warnings on the packaging.

EOS released a statement on-line Wednesday evening within an effort to assure customers that their well-being and well being is the firm’s top priority.

In the statement posted to Facebook, EOS said it considered the suit was “without value.”

“Our products are safe to use, are made out of the highest quality ingredients and they all meet or exceed all safety and quality standards set out by our business.

“An independent laboratory places each of our products through a battery of extensive testing to ensure this can be the case.”

Additionally, it vowed to “continue to create new and exciting products that delight” their customers.

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Jennifer Lawrence Ranks Forbes Highest Paid Actresses

Jennifer Lawrence topped Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s highest-paid actresses for the second straight year, banking $46 million USD thanks to her pay cheque for the final Hunger Games triology.

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Lawrence out-earned Melissa McCarthy with $33 million and Scarlett Johansson at No. 3 with $25 million.

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The world’s 10 highest-paid actresses in 2016 were:

1. Jennifer Lawrence, U.S. ($46 million)
2. Melissa McCarthy, U.S. ($33 million)
3. Scarlett Johansson, U.S. ($25 million)
4. Jennifer Aniston, U.S. ($21 million)
5. Fan Bingbing, China. ($17 million)
6. Charlize Theron, U.S./South Africa. ($16.5 million)
7. Amy Adams, U.S. ($13.5 million)
8. Julia Roberts, U.S. ($12 million)
9. Mila Kunis, U.S. ($11 million)
10. Deepika Padukone, India. ($10 million)

Drake And Rihanna Cuddle Up In Miami Following VMAs

After a whirlwind post-MTV Video Music Awards party in New York City, the hip hop artists flew to Florida ahead of Drake’s two-night concert stop in Miami. Joined by several pals, Drake and Rih reach E11even Miami on Tuesday evening for an after party that went the whole nine yards when it came to swoon-worthy PDA.

Even surrounded by tons of clubgoers, an insider remarks Drake and Rihanna “had plenty of one-on-one intimate conversations and there was plenty of PDA.”

A source tells E! News exclusively in their undeniable chemistry through the evening, “Rihanna and Drake were joyful, not hiding and completely caring in front of everyone. At one point they were kissing and holding each other. They looked quite cozy with each other. Furthermore for when he was performing, they didn’t leave each other’s side.”

Another eyewitness verifies the couple’s loved-up behavior, telling us that in between the pair “dancing and drinking” the night away, “There were several kisses. He’d his arm around her all night. They never left each other’s side. Even when she was sitting she was leaning on him,” including, “They seemed like they were having a terrific time.”

As their latest evening together came to some close, the couple departed in the club holding hands around 4:30 a.m. The Barbadian attractiveness, 28, has continued to rock a business chic-divine look over the last couple of days, as she was previously seen headed to dinner with Drake on Monday sporting the same tuxedo shirt he wore to the VMAs.

Olympic Swimmer Santo Condorelli Has Hilarious Pre-Competition Ritual With Father

For a man who spends a lot of time in the water, Canadian swimmer Santo Condorelli is becoming known for his birds.

Not the flying kind, but the sort you flip at others, usually in fury.

Before every race, Condorelli, 21, flashes the middle finger at his Dad, Joseph.

The elder Condorelli dutifully flips back a bird of his own.

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The bizarre pre-game ritual started when Condorelli was 8 years old, competing in swim meets against mature, more rapid swimmers.

“[Dad said] ‘You’ve got to build your self-confidence yourself and say “eff everybody else” that you’re racing,’” Santo told the Canadian Press. “He said ‘Every time you’re behind the blocks, give me the finger and I’ll give it back to you.’”

It has seemingly worked, since Condorelli is now carrying through his Olympic dream. He will be racing Sunday in the freestyle relay race, Tuesday in the 100-meter freestyle and next Thursday in the 50-meter free.

As you might expect, not everyone who sees Condorelli flip off his pop views it as a touching gesture from son to father ― like the time TV cameras picked up the gesture.

“I was looking at my dad and I gave him the finger … directing it right at the camera,” he said. “I had to write an apology.”

The Condorellis’ personal ritual is meant in a loving way, but the middle finger has been considered an insult by most individuals for centuries.

“It’s one of the most historical insult gestures known,” anthropologist Desmond Morris told the BBC.

Dixie Chicks Front Runner Not Ready To Make Nice

Natalie Maines still isn’t prepared to make nice.

On Thursday, the Dixie Chicks frontwoman slammed country radio stations for supporting Donald Trump after his incendiary comments about Hillary Clinton at a recent North Carolina rally.

Maines put the backlash she faced in 2003 after publicly criticizing George W. Bush and the choice to invade Iraq in marked relief to the response to the GOP candidate’s latest blunder.

“I get banned for not liking Bush and now Trump can pretty much put a hit out on Hillary and he’s still all over country radio! Hypocrites!” she wrote.

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After declaring that she was “ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas” at a London concert before the Iraq war, Maines and her bandmates experienced a vitriolic response from an identical country music community that helped catapult them to stardom.

The saga was later documented in their Grammy Award-winning album “Not Ready To Make Nice” and the documentary “Shut Up & Sing.”

During this election season, Maines has continued to espouse her beliefs to legions of “Dixie Chicks” devotees, most recently performing in front of a defaced picture of the presidential hopeful sporting devilish horns and a mustache at the kickoff of their North American tour.

Goodbye, Earl Trump.

Ryan Lochte Formally Indicted In Rio For False Robbery Report

Ryan Lochte has been indicted by Rio authorities with false report of robbery. In a police statement sent to local media, the Olympic swimmer will be notified in the United States so that he can determine whether or not he would like to seek defense council in Brazil.

The formal indictment will likewise be sent to the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission.

Lochte has apologized for his part in the Rio robbery scandal, but he hasn’t fully moved on from the episode just yet.

The Olympic athlete will be summoned to attend a hearing in front of the Brazilian justice, Rio civil police commissioner Clemente Braune confirmed to NBC News. A formal document will be sent to the United States asking for the cooperation of the U.S. judicial system in summoning Lochte to Brazil. If he’s summoned and doesn’t show up for the hearing, however, the process will continue without him.