Mary Poppins Quits: Kristen Bell Parodies the Disney Hero, Takes on Minimum Wage

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Just a spoonful of sugar won’t raise the minimum wage in America, so Mary Poppins has packed her carpet bag and is so flying out of here.

The newest satirical sendup from the ever popular website Funny or Die features Kristen Bell embodying the oh-so-practical Disney nanny expounding on why the federal minimum wage needs to be raised by three dollars.  According to Mary, “In every job that must be done, you must be paid in more than fun.  You get your paycheck and, SNAP, federal and state income tax, medicare, and social security…why, you’re living below the poverty line!”  Mary also claims the current system is “supercalifragilisticexpialibullshit.”

The sketch is “practically perfect in every way,” as Mary Poppins often described herself.  Julie Andrews would be proud, as would every musical theater queen who watches it!

You can check out the clip below:

 

Sand Blast Organizer Claims Harrah’s Staff Was Homophobic to Gay Party Guests

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Behind all the fun pictures and hot bodies from last weekend’s Sand Blast event in Atlantic City, it appears that not all was quite as peachy as it seemed. There are claims that certain guests were the victims of verbal homophobia. A memo released yesterday by the event’s executive producer, Brad Hurtado, claims that staff at Harrah’s pool were anything but welcoming to gay guests.

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LAST NIGHT: Photos From Our Night Out at The Four Seasons Hotel

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Yesterday evening the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund teamed up with the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (who will be making history in October when they host Gay Bowl XIV, the championship tournament for the National Gay Flag Football League) to welcome guests at the oh-so-swanky Four Seasons Hotel for the monthly Our Night Out LGBT networking event. Attendees at this Our Night Out were treated to a gorgeous outdoor patio, plenty of cocktails, and lots of summer-evening fun. We were there to snap some shots that captured the night perfectly.



Everything You Need to Know About Who Will Join Whoopi and Rosie on The View?

"Don't even think about bringing back Hasselbeck."

“Don’t even think about bringing back Hasselbeck.”

After last week’s announcement that the ever-opinionated Rosie O’Donnell will be returning to daytime television’s The View, there’s been heavy speculation about who will join her and Whoopi Goldberg on the roundtable. Joy Behar, one of the former co-hosts, suggested on an interview with Don Lemon of CNN that the show is “going for fireworks rather than camaraderie.”  And, boy, if any of the rumors are true, there will be explosions!

We rounded up some of the most talked-about co-host rumors, plus added in a few picks of our own. In short, it’s everything you need to know about who’ll sit next to Whoopi and Rosie (and what kind of shit-talking will start from day one of the new season.)



Josh Schonewolf Presents “Once You Go Black,” Local Bloggers Call It Racist

once you go blackJosh Schonewolf presents … racism?!

That’s what a pair of local bloggers are claiming after marketing materials for his upcoming event “Once You Go Black” recall images from the American minstrel show era, and include a few questionable choice of words. (We obtained the original promotional poster—since removed due to the public’s reaction—pictured left.)

Besides the obvious artistic styling of the poster, what seems to have caught the attention of critics are the phrases “Feat. some of Philly’s most innovative sparkly black performers,” and “You know, the girl you see on the street corner talking about, ‘Yo man, I saw one them thangs walking down the street.’” The title of the event alone, “Once You Go Black,” is a direct reference to the hyper-sexualization of men and women of color.

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