Washington Post: Michelle Obama says in memoir she’ll ‘never forgive’ Trump for endangering her family – CNNPolitics
(CNN) Former first lady Michelle Obama discusses her dislike of President Donald Trump — as well as personal details of her life before and during her time in the White House — in her highly anticipated memoir, “Becoming,” The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Obama says she would “never forgive” Trump for the rumors he spread questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama’s American birth certificate , which she said threatened her family’s safety. “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls?,” she wrote, according to the Post, which obtained an early copy of the book. It will be released next Tuesday. “Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.” Trump responded to Obama’s book Friday morning, telling reporters: “She got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always expect a little controversy.” He added that he would never forgive her husband Barack Obama “for what he did to our US military.” Read More “I’ll never forgive him for what he did in many other ways,” Trump continued. “What he did to our military made this country very unsafe for you, and you, and you.” Obama wrote in her book that the so-called “birther” movement was “crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.” Obama also recounts how her “body buzzed with fury” after hearing Trump’s candid lewd comments about grabbing women. “It was an expression of hatred that had generally been kept out of polite company, but still lived in the marrow of our supposedly enlightened society — alive and accepted enough that someone like Donald Trump could afford to be cavalier about it,” she writes, according to the Post. Obama also describes her private struggles and triumphs in the book, including her romance with her husband, their difficulties having children — including a miscarriage and that their daughters were conceived through in vitro fertilization — and her work to make the Office of the First Lady her own, the Post reports. Shonda Rhimes, the producer behind the television shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” praised the memoir as trailblazing yet relatable. “I don’t think anybody will be necessarily prepared to read a memoir like this — especially coming from a first lady,” Rhimes told the Post, having read an advance copy of “Becoming.” “I was very surprised, pleasantly surprised, by the level of candor and the level at which she opened herself up,” she added. “I love the honesty and the humor and the beauty with which she addressed the romance of her marriage and the tribulations of her marriage and motherhood, and all of those things that we as women all can relate to.” Obama also reiterates that politics isn’t for her, alluding to her previous dismissal of a potential 2020 presidential run . “I’ve never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last ten years has done little to change that,” she writes according to the Post. “I continue to be put off by the nastiness.”
Netflix Is Turning ‘Pacific Rim’ and ‘Altered Carbon’ into Anime
Time for some desperately needed good news, everybody: Netflix is gracing us with five incredible-sounding new anime to take our minds off the flood of terrible things happening all around us.
The biggest brand names of the bunch are spin-offs of Guillermo del Toros mecha-monster fight film Pacific Rim and the Netflix original series Altered Carbon . They both sound killer, but the most exciting title by far is Yasuke .
Set in a version of feudal Japan that somehow includes both magic-wielding warriors and fighting robots, Yasuke will star Lakeith Stanfield , of Atlanta and Sorry to Bother You fame, and be scored by Flying Lotus , according to a press release. The show sounds like something youd stumble across at 2:30 AM on Adult Swim, only with the full power of the Netflix machine behind it. It follows a retired ronin acting as the bodyguard for a child targeted by dark forces. Basically, it looks like it’s shaping up to be Samurai Jack meets The Transporter , and I couldnt be any more hyped.
Oh waitturns out I can, because its created and directed by Boondocks co-director LeSean Thomas, and inspired by the true story of an African samurai who fought alongside a Japanese warlord. Sign me the hell up.
Pacific Rim was basically an anime at heart, so actually turning it into one makes a lot of sense for Netflix. The new anime series isnt a remake, instead following a brother and sister who must pilot an abandoned Jaegerwhich is basically just a giant robotacross a hostile landscape in order to reunite with their parents. Theres no information about whether the impetuous Raleigh Becket (played by Charlie Hunnam in del Toro’s movie) and his brilliant partner Mako Mori (played by Rinko Kikuchi) will make an appearance, but we have our fingers crossed for a cameo from Charlie Day reprising his role as kaiju groupie Dr. Newton Geiszler.
With the producers Craig Kyle (who helped write Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnston (who produced the animated X-Men: Evolution series) teaming up with Legendary Entertainment, the studio behind Detective Pikachu , it’s safe to assume Pacific Rim will have an epic comic book scale and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor.
The next-most established title is a spinoff of Altered Carbon , Netflixs cyberpunk original series set in a world where the wealthy can back up their minds and re-download them into new bodies. Netflix has enlisted Dai Sato, who helped write the bedrock anime series Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo , to weave a tale that will explore new elements of the story mythology, according to a press release. If Sato can capture the magic of those iconic seriesor maybe do for Altered Carbon what The Animatrix did for The Matrix this new anime is sure to be a banger.
The new slate also includes a supernatural crime story called Trese , set in the underbelly of Manila, and the post-apocalyptic body horror Cagaster of an Insect Cage , based on a manga about a horrific disease that turns people into giant bugs.
All in all, these sound like a strong slate of wild stories that could never be anything but anime. Theyre just a portion of 17 new titles Netflix announced Thursday to underline its growing commitment to connect people around the world with Asian entertainment. If that means more epic samurai vs. robot fights, then count me in.
Correction (11/8): This post mistakenly claimed that Pacific Rim was originally an anime. We’ve updated the article, and we apologize for the error.
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Update: Netflix, Warners Hit With $50 Million Lawsuit Over Sabrina Satanic Temple
ESC 01 OF 10 SABRINA SPELLMAN (Kiernan Shipka): An empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, Sabrina is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world. Pictured with Lachlan Watson (As Susie Putnam), Jaz Sinclair (As Rosalind Walker) and Ross Lynch (As Harvey Kinkle). 01 OF 10 SABRINA SPELLMAN (Kiernan Shipka): An empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, Sabrina is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world. Pictured with Lachlan Watson (As Susie Putnam), Jaz Sinclair (As Rosalind Walker) and Ross Lynch (As Harvey Kinkle). Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Meet the Cast Netflix Captions ESC
The statue can be seen in multiple scenes while Sabrina attends the Academy of Unseen Arts.
Greaves also is taking action against appropriating the organization’s design, as he tweeted Sunday.
“Yes, we are taking legal action regarding #TheChillingAdventuresofSabrina appropriating our copyrighted monument design to promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction.” Yes, we are taking legal action regarding #TheChillingAdventuresofSabrina appropriating our copyrighted monument design to promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction.
— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) October 29, 2018 I’m amazed that anybody is confused as to why we would seek legal remedy over Sabrina using our monument. Would they be as understanding of a fictional show that used a real mosque as the HQ of a terrorist cell? A fictional Blood Libel tale implicating real world Jews?
— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) October 29, 2018
In an interview with SFGate , Greaves spoke more about the copyright claim and what he wants to come out of the legal letter.
“It’s deeply problematic to us. (But) even if that wasn’t the case we’d be obligated to make a copyright claim because that’s how copyright works,” Greaves said. Exit Theatre Mode
“I want them to take it out,” Greaves added. “It looks like it’s a CGI facsimile to begin with. I don’t know how much work that takes, but I simply refuse to have our monument used in this way in perpetuity. I don’t want our monument to be associated with this.”
While we sit tight with our spell books to see how this legal situation unfolds, check out everything we have on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in our hub , including our season 1 review where we give the new series a 9.2 saying, “Sabrina shines in its deliciously dark plotlines, volumes of camp, and irreverent and at-times antagonistic humor.”
Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN and wanted to be a witch ever since Sabrina the Teenage Witch premiered back in the 90s. Chat with her on Twitter @jessieannwade . IN THIS ARTICLE