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Comedy Central Stands Behind Trevor Noah, New ‘Daily Show’ Host, Amid Scrutiny - NYTimes.com

Within hours of the announcement that he had been named the new host of “The Daily Show,” the comedian Trevor Noah was subjected to the full scrutiny of the Internet. As potential audience members scoured his past work and social media presence for more clues to Mr. Noah, a South African comedian, they uncovered many posts on his Twitter account that they deemed offensive to women or Jews.

Comedy Central announced on Monday that Mr. Noah, 31, would succeed Jon Stewart as anchor of “The Daily Show,” its satirical late-night news program, when Mr. Stewart steps down this year. Though Mr. Noah has performed stand-up comedy around the world, he is not widely known in the United States, and he had appeared as an on-air contributor to “The Daily Show” only three times before being named as host.

via www.nytimes.com


Mom accused of killing toddler in NYC fast food bathroom

Thirty-five-year-old Latisha Fisher, mother to young Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, took her son into the 5 Boro Burger bathroom at around 2:25 p.m. on Monday, according to police. After Fisher had been inside the bathroom for an "unusual amount of time," and as lines to the bathroom grew longer, an employee went in to check and was horrified by what they found.

Fisher was caught holding her hand over her son's mouth. Foam was coming out of the toddler's nose and mouth. Fisher said, "I put my hand over his mouth to put him to sleep." Fisher also spoke of "hearing the devil's voice."

via www.sheknows.com


Watch Van Halen Rock 'Panama,' 'Runnin' With the Devil' With David Lee Roth - Yahoo News

Hollywood Boulevard was transformed into the 1980s Sunset Strip on Monday when Van Halen shut down the street in front of the El Capitan Theatre for a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

It marked their first television performance since frontman David Lee Roth rejoined the band in 2007.

They started out the three-song set with the classic track "Panama," from their 1984 album. Diamond Dave wore an open jean jacket with no shirt underneath, showing off a full chest tattoo. He also sported a bandage across the bridge of his nose — hopefully not a sign of backstage drama from the always-tumultuous band. (Actually, according to this YouTube video, Roth hurt his nose with a microphone, bandaged it up, and then started "Panama" from the top with his new look.)

Next up was "Runnin' With the Devil," from their 1978 self-titled debut album. Eddie Van Halen showed off his still-solid guitar skills throughout, trading licks with son Wolfgang Van Halen onstage.

They wrapped up the show with "Dance the Night Away" off 1979's Van Halen II. Roth was up to his old tricks after the song, declaring to a woman in the front row: "I got a hottie right here who's been dancing all night.... Get her up here!" After she was pulled up onstage, the show abruptly came to a close.

via news.yahoo.com


Megan Fox Addresses Critics Who Think That She's Not Very Smart, Narcissistic and Chasing Attention | E! Online

Megan Fox knows she's not America's Sweetheart—and she's OK with that.

Rather than feign ignorance, Fox says she's keenly aware of what critics have said. "I would say most people assume that I'm not very smart or educated or earnest, because I have this image that I'm sort of narcissistic, chasing attention, and wanting people to like me. It makes me laugh because I've done plenty of interviews and when you read the article from beginning to end you can see that I'm not your typical music video model," she tells Harper's Bazaar Arabia.

via www.eonline.com


Renee's Ceramic Cafe added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Renee's Ceramic Cafe to the Craft Instruction & Supplies category in the Corridor Search business directory.

ReneesCeramicCafeWe carry two types of pottery for two types of fun!

Type 1 - Pottery you can paint and take home today! These adorable pieces are decorative magnets, plaques, banks and figurines. After these items are painted our staff will add glaze and sparkling glitter if you choose. These pieces usually dry in under 5 minutes.

Type 2 - Pottery you paint and leave at our studio for a week to be fired. Once the items are fired they are food safe and outdoor safe for yard display pieces.

!!!NEW!!!

Canvas Corner

Select an easel
Select a canvas size
Select a design
Ask one of our Creative Consultants to assist with your paint and embellishment choices.
"Release Your Inner Artist!"
Prices begin at 7.99

No Appointment Necessary
Winter Hours 
Beginning Oct. 1, 2016
Saturday - 11 - 6 pm
Sunday Noon - 5 pm
Monday & Wednesday - 
1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday & Friday -
1 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday Closed
Have a group of 6 or more and would like to visit us early or stay a little later? Just let us know! We try to be very flexible.

We will be closed on:
Thanksgiving Day
December 17  , 2016

Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day

ReneesJust Announced!

There are never any studio fees at our studio. The price on the piece includes everything except sales tax. So you can choose a price limit that works best for you.

Contact Info:
319.351.9644
rcc1616@gmail.com
4172 Alyssa Ct SW Suite B, Iowa City, IA 52240

via Renee's Ceramic Cafe

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Study: Tougher rules could reduce Iowa teen driving deaths

Iowa could reduce by more than half its rate of motor vehicle accidents that kill teenagers if state lawmakers adopted a stronger graduated driver license law, according to a new national study.

However, two key lawmakers and the state's chief highway safety expert all said Monday it would be difficult to adopt tougher teen driver rules in a state where many young people in rural communities rely on cars and pickup trucks to drive to school, work and other activities.

via www.desmoinesregister.com


Jay Z enlists top acts to promote new streaming service - FT.com

Jay Z has enlisted some of music’s biggest names as equity partners in his new streaming music service, offering stock and cash in exchange for promotional and marketing support from artists including Madonna and Kanye West.

At least 15 artists were named on Monday as co-owners of Tidal, the streaming service acquired by Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, via his recent $56m acquisition of Aspiro, a Swedish music company.

via www.ft.com


The insane national freak-out over Indiana's religious freedom law

The moral panic that a fundamentalist Christian armed with a packet of instant yeast and a stand mixer can inspire is something to behold.

I am speaking, of course, about the national freak-out that has greeted the passage of Indiana's version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which is based on legislation signed nearly unanimously by a Clinton-era Congress. The law applies a "balancing test" in judicial proceedings, where states have to prove a compelling state interest before burdening the practice of a religious belief, and it comes in response to concerns that religious business owners, like bakers and florists and the like, will be forced to participate in same-sex marriages.

via theweek.com


‘Backlash’: Lawmaker threatens to block U.N. funding if Obama hides Iran deal from Congress | TheBlaze.com

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Monday that Republicans would vote to terminate aid to the United Nations if President Barack Obama runs to the U.N. for approval of an Iran nuclear deal without first consulting Congress.

“To the president, if you take this deal to the U.N. Security Council first, if you go to the United Nations before you come to your own Congress, there will be a backlash like you’ve never seen in Congress, and we’ll suspend aid to the U.N. because that would be so provocative,” Graham told Fox News.

via www.theblaze.com