Page Six broke the news in August that an “epic fight” following a series of heated arguments between Bünchen, 42, and Brady, 45, over his shock decision to un-retire from the NFL led to the pair’s separation — and what looks like the end of their 13-year marriage.
A source told us, “I don’t think there will be any coming back now. They both have lawyers and are looking at what a split will entail, who gets what and what the finances will be,” including their unfinished mega-mansion located in the upscale Indian Creek Country Club community.
“[Bünchen] is done with their marriage,” an insider told People on Friday, adding that the former Victoria’s Secret Angel “doesn’t believe that her marriage can be repaired.”
”Found footage” are two words that inspire not-in-a-good-way chills and revulsion in horror-movie circles, but Deadstream (now on Shudder) begs us to reconsider. Joseph Winter co-directs himself as a YouTube obnoxio-prankster who vows to face his fears by spending the night inside an abandoned home notorious for its supernatural activity – and filming it all himself, of course. The question isn’t whether the movie tortures the annoying influencer; it’s whether the annoying influencer is tortured ENOUGH to satisfy our lust for such things.
The Gist: “I’m Shawn Ruddy, and I’m a piece of trash!” No need to call the Truth in Advertising Dept. on Shawn (Winter): He’s a please-like-and-subscribe internet dickhead who films himself doing all manner of shameless things at the expense of his own dignity, e.g., dogsledding in his briefs, being smuggled over the border, effing with cops, etc. A scandal derailed his shenanigans, and even though we’re never quite clued in to what happened, we aren’t at all surprised that he had to publicly apologize, contend with accusations of being racist and see his teeth-on-tinfoil livelihood derailed.
Now, after six months of digital exile, Shawn is trying to win back his sponsors with a new stunt: livestreaming himself spending the night in a haunted house in the middle of a wooded rural-Utah nowhere. To ensure he doesn’t R-U-N-N-O-F-T, he pulls the sparkplugs from his car and chucks them into a ravine, and padlocks the door and drops the key into the furnace vent. Thunder rumbles above like the stomach of an unseen monster that’s starved for SOOOOOOULLLLLS. He has POV and selfie cams and he sets up remote cams in all the rooms and all the while, like every YouTuber that ever existed, he never, ever shuts the f— up. Ever. Constant commentary. Chatter chatter chatter. Yakkity yak-yakking as if drunk on the sound of his own nasally bray.
So I’m sure I speak for many of us when I say: Let’s go whatever demonic supernatural entity lurks within this dump! Eat him up, eat him up, rah rah rah! Exercise a little poetic irony by ripping out his vocal cords and making a delectable fricassee out of them! Our hateable jackass quasi-protagonist tells us the story of the house’s former resident, a poet-girl who hanged herself and got the ball rolling on a series of awful happenings, including murder and dead babies and stuff. He finds some of her poems and criticizes them: “They don’t even rhyme.” Occasionally, things thump or crash in the house, or we hear a creaky hinge, and he shrieks like a harpooned rabbit. He often consults the live chat for advice, especially when shit gets really freaky and intense. Two questions: Will he survive this? And why is his wifi signal so damn strong? (Actually, don’t ask that second one.)
What Movies Will It Remind You Of?:Deadstream is The Blair Witch Project (pause for dramatic effect) FOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA AGE! It’s Paranormal Activity (pause for dramatic effect) BUT FOR YOUTUBE! It’s [REC] (pause for dramatic effect) IF SAM RAIMI DIRECTED IT!
Performance Worth Watching: Winter is so convincing as the vexatious YouTuber character narrating what may very well be his own demise, that you can’t wait to taste the delicious schadenfreude of his misery.
Memorable Dialogue: “I have the internet! There’s a lot of nice people on the internet that like to help!” – Shawn may or may not be aware of the deeply hilarious irony of this statement, it’s hard to tell
Sex and Skin: None.
Our Take: Shawn really is a creep, and I’m not saying he deserves to die, although maybe I kinda am, because in the context of watching horror movies, especially horror-comedies that insist on not being taken too seriously, you tend to suspend your empathy along with your disbelief. Therein lies the rub of Deadstream – we have to hang out with this will-say-anything-for-a-hate-click ultraschmuck for the entire movie, which is a dicey way to spend 90 minutes, but the potential payoff is too tasty for us to turn away. And without giving away what happens, I will say, at the very least, a ghoul snaps off a decrepit old nail in his nostril and leaves it there, a scene that just tickles the most tender of our hater-cockles.
Winter’s performance gives off some succulent Tom Green self-loathing vibes, and the story finds some traction in of-the-moment late-capitalism cancel-culture commentary, making it about more than just what Winter-the-filmmaker, along with life/writing/directing partner Vanessa Winter, can bring to the ol’ jump-scare flick. There’s true comedy in Winter’s characterization of Shawn, who’s a skittery scaredy-cat constantly being roasted by the scrolling comments section – and the zombie-whatevers he finds in the house, who have quite the sense of humor themselves. They’re not content to just go boo, or try to communicate some obscure message, or stick a knife in his eyeball; no, they’re in it for some long-haul torment, as if they spent enough time in front of his idiotic show to foster a serious dislike for this guy and all the moronic blither that spews from his cakehole.
So this is a relatively fresh, amusing take on two well-worn horror subgenres – haunted house and found footage – complete with a no-CGI rule and plenty of ick exploding in Shawn’s face. Deadstream adheres to some old tropes, e.g., introducing things like crusty hypodermic needles and a rusty meat cleaver for foreshadowing’s sake, or having our protagonist discover an old clown doll to give us the creeps. But the clown gives Shawn the opportunity to spew pinheaded internet-era drivel – “Should I be offended that clowns always wear whiteface?” – affirming who the truly ugly people in this movie are. And it ain’t the ones with the pallid, decaying skin and eyeballs bulging from their sockets.
Our Call: STREAM IT. Deadstream offers a clever visual concept, a healthy number of laughs and just enough social critique to feed our need to see this guy bleed.
John Serba is a freelance writer and film critic based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more of his work at johnserbaatlarge.com.
Before the supermodel married NFL player Tom Brady in 2009,…
Kent, 32, went on to describe him as “funny and smart,” adding, “His face doesn’t match what’s coming out of his mouth. He’s like a — he’s a unicorn. I’m gonna need to like have his baby or something.”
When asked about his age, she clarified that these days she prefers her men to be below 40 — a contrast from her previous relationship with Emmett, 51.
“Right now, just below 40 is the safe zone,” she said.
“I wish that somebody would’ve come to me and said, ‘I’m getting DMs about your person.’ No one voiced any concern for me and my relationship,” Kent explained on the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast at the time. “I would give everything to turn back the clock and have someone tell me something.”
His spokesperson, however, denied the allegations, telling Page Six, “These allegations are false and part of a now-familiar smear campaign orchestrated by Randall’s ex-fiancée to sway their custody dispute.
“Lala Kent has lied and manipulated others in her desperate attempt to win full custody of her daughter, keep her name in the press and remain relevant in reality television.”
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Eleven pro-life activists have been indicted by Biden’s DOJ. Investigators say they blocked access to a TN abortion clinic during a protest in March of 2021. One America spoke to Shawn Carney, CEO and president of 40 Days for Life, a pro-life organization.
The Uvalde school district suspended its entire school police force on Oct. 7, months after the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School that killed 19 people. New York City Mayor Eric Adams is declaring a state of emergency over the influx of illegal immigrants arriving on buses from border states.
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It had been months since Mayor Adams first sounded the alarm about an influx of migrants coming from the southern border and pushing our city’s homeless shelter system to its breaking point.
Yet since then, while his administration has scrambled to house, feed, and care for these thousands of new arrivals and place their children in our schools, not one leading Democrat in this state or this country has offered New Yorkers anything but lip service.
Nothing. Not a single dollar of federal or state aid. No housing resources. Not even an acknowledgment that a crisis actually exists.
Like many others, I welcome the mayor of New York City acknowledging reality. What took so long?
From a practical perspective, that declaration does not change much. The mayor always has the authority to suspend certain land-use requirements to site shelters or for some emergency purposes.
As a political matter, however, this is a significant change. One of the Democratic Party’s leading figures and the mayor of the country’s most important city has called out our country’s disastrous border policy — and by proxy, the president who is in charge of it.
According to the city’s figures, 17,400 migrants have entered New York City since this spring (more than half of whom were sent by the Democratic mayor of El Paso, Texas), and the estimated price tag has ballooned to more than $1 billion. Even in a city with the budget of Switzerland, these figures are daunting.
Adams’ unapologetic and public push for federal money and resources was probably not what President Biden and Gov. Hochul expected, especially after they held a polite sit-down at FEMA headquarters in the World Trade Center three weeks ago and obliquely referenced helping the city in some ambiguous way.
They must have thought a photo-op was helpful enough.
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That’s likely why Hochul didn’t flinch when, at the same time that meeting was held, my colleagues and I urged her to petition the president to declare New York City in a state of emergency, which is the only way to unlock nearly unlimited FEMA emergency funds. And if the president were even remotely interested in dealing with the immigration crisis he created, he could have stopped by the Port Authority on his way to a luxurious Manhattan fundraiser on Thursday.
But Biden and Hochul may not be able to ignore this crisis anymore. Not after the mayor finally said the E-word. Not when the political optics are so bad for them.
Pretty soon, a tent city will be erected. Could there be any more effective tool in the GOP arsenal to point out the stark absurdity of Biden’s border mismanagement and Democrats’ absurd sanctuary-city laws?
As inflation soars and Americans suffer the highest cost of living in a generation under Biden’s failed presidency, we’ll have a Hooverville in the middle of New York. If this will so clearly hurt Dems’ chances nationally, why would Adams consider it? The irony is that it really may be the only effective solution to house the masses. Hotels are even costlier since no owner is willing to forgo future customers without a long-term lease and a large payout.
These are immense challenges, even for the nation’s largest and wealthiest city. They only underscore why this migrant crisis must be fixed at the border, by the same people who started it: President Biden and his Democratic cohorts.
For months now, my Republican colleagues and I have been calling out the president for his disastrous “catch and release” asylum-seeker program. We have been saying that open borders are dangerous and unsustainable. We have sounded the alarms on the growing emergency in New York City.
The mayor finally concedes the reality — better late than never.
Joe Borelli is the minority leader of the New York City Council.
Look to the north in the evening sky on October 8 and 9, and you might glimpse several slivers of light shooting across the night sky, emanating from the constellation Draco. Around this time each year, Earth passes through a region of space strewn with cosmic debris, chucks of ice and rock, which upon entering our atmosphere burn up, sometime resulting in spectacular “shooting stars.”
This is called a meteor shower.
This particular meteor shower was dubbed “the Draconids,” after the northerly constellation Draco, the dragon, where it appears to originate from. It presents a spectacle for stargazers in the northern hemisphere mostly, but determined observers south of the equator may also enjoy the show. But this year, the full Hunter’s Moon, occurring around the same time as the Draconids, will drown out some of that spectacle, though that’s not to say all hope of seeing them is lost….
New legislation will profit large Canadian media outlets and publishers by upwards of $329 million in government subsidies, if passed, according to Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Yves Giroux.
“We expect news businesses to receive a total compensation around $329.2 million per annum from digital platforms and spend about $20.8 million in transaction and compliance costs for negotiating their first deals under the Bill,” wrote the PBO in his “Cost Estimate for Bill C-18: Online News Act,” as first reported by Blacklock’s Reporter.
Bill C-18 is titled “An Act respecting online communications platforms that make news content available to persons in Canada” and will regulate “digital news intermediaries,” such as Google and Facebook, in order to “enhance fairness in the Canadian digital news marketplace and contribute to its sustainability.”…
AKRON, Ohio—At least two cars crashed during a funeral procession for a teen who died of a suspected drug overdose, killing a 12-year-old boy and critically injuring his 6-year-old brother, police in Ohio said.
Two episodes of gunfire followed the crash, wounding at least one person.
A marked police cruiser was leading the procession through Akron on Thursday afternoon when the collision occurred.
The boys were riding in a car driven by their mother; witnesses reported that the vehicle had been moving erratically and that passengers had been hanging out of windows. Police said one of the boys was thrown from the car and the other partially ejected. Their mother was not hurt….