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Posted: 04/30/2014 in News

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Source: LA Times

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition at WhiteHouse.gov calling for the deportation of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, a threshold that requires the administration to deliver an official response.

Deport Justin Bieber? A petition asking for just that is apparently headed to the White House, having obtained the 100,000 signatures needed within a month. This puppy actually hit the mark within six days.

“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,” the petition reads. “We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive and drug-abusing Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation’s youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”It’s one thing to have haters; quite another to have them take their case to the president of the United States (whose daughters, incidentally, have been fans).

Now, it’s unlikely that Bieber, 19 and Canadian, will actually be deported, because nothing he’s done so far (or been accused of doing) rises to the legal standard for deportation, according to attorneys who spoke with Nation Now. However, Alexandra Petri at the Washington Post playfully suggested getting rid of him by revoking his visa for people with “extraordinary ability in the arts” on the grounds that he’s really nothing special, artistically.Ouch.

The DUI “drag racing” case against him in Florida is falling apart a bit as GPS equipment on the cars showed no such race, and breath tests showed Bieber at .014 and .011 blood alcohol content (.08 is legally intoxicated) and his buddy Khalil, the driver of the other car, at zero, according to TMZ. Yet to come are tests that will show if the drivers had been smoking marijuana, as Bieber reportedly admitted to police.

But the possibly felony egging of his neighbor is still hanging out there as police investigate the incident, even though rumor has it that Bieber might not be long for his Calabasas neighborhood. And even the mayor of that city acknowledged to The Times that “[w]e have unfortunately had a number of breaches of the peace related to Mr. Bieber and his residence, and the sheriff has acted appropriately in addressing those incidents.”

It’s tough being the Biebs these days.

So is anyone going to do anything about Bieber’s off-the-rails behavior? Perhaps manager Scooter Braun, speaking in the March issue of British GQ (via MTV News) has a clue about what to do.

“I think to help him get through that, I have to hold him to a higher standard. I can’t baby him. I can’t tell him … this is unfair. I can say there is only one way around this, either we quit and let you try and find a normal life or you realize that this is what this is and we’ve got to keep fighting.”

And he noted how it looks from Bieber’s point of view too.

Said Braun of his young charge, “He said that people just assume the worst things about him before he does anything.”

Source: US Weekly Magazine

By Justin Ravitz

Allison Sweeney appears on Ellen

Like sands through the hourglass, these were the days of Alison Sweeney‘s life — emphasis on were! After 21 years, the actress, 37, will be leaving beloved soap opera Days of Our Lives in 2014, she announced on the Tuesday, Jan. 21 Ellen DeGeneres Show. Sweeney joined the NBC daytime series in January 1993 — at age 16 — to originate the role of Samantha “Sami” Brady.

Now a married mother of two, the Daytime Emmy Award winner has impressively been holding down two TV jobs for the past seven years — serving as the host of The Biggest Loser since 2007. “I have never had more than a two-week vacation [since I began Days] in that whole time and yeah,” Sweeney explained to Ellen DeGeneres. “It’s [been] awesome. I love Sami, I love Salem, I love my job, I love daytime, I love the fans, I love everything about it.”

What made Sweeney finally decide to walk away? “My daughter just turned 5 and my son is 9, and I just want to be with them and enjoy my last year,” she reasoned. “I’m going to be on Days all this year,” she assured fans, adding that there’s “no specific time yet” for her final episode. “We’ll see what happens!”

How would she like fans to say goodbye to Salem resident Sami? “I mean it would be awesome to have some kind of happy ending, but then I also think Sami probably deserves some sort of very twisted like Breaking Bad ending, I don’t know,” she joked, adding that Days‘ writers have “amazing imaginations. Sami has certainly caused he fair share of drama over the last 21 years. It will be 22 and I don’t even know what happens next!”

Though leaving is bittersweet, “I’m really just excited to be with my kids and be with my husband and . . . have fun. And I write, my second book’s coming out and I love directing!”

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?
BE: I am Bradley Egel, Stay at home dad of 3, Cancer warrior for awareness and advocacy, Teacher, Musician & Optimist.  I live with my lovely wife Jody and our 3 children in Northwest Suburban Chicago.

MW: How did The Walking Hope start?
BE: I cycle for cancer charity.  One of my title sponsors is Teespring, a wonderfully supportive tee shirt crowd-funded design platform that allows cancer charity advocates like myself to design and produce amazing looking quality shirts for my various cancer charity projects!  I am always looking for new and interesting ways to raise funds for cancer charity.  So I decided making shirts and donating the proceeds to my cancer charity efforts would be a new and interesting way to fundraise.  Teespring was the perfect platform for this and continues to be so!  We were a match made in hoodie heaven!  They also are just really good guys who support everything I do!  Walker Williams and Evan Sites-Clayton, the co-founders of Teespring, are very hands on with me and always genuinely care about me and the cause I support.  The idea for combining my love of The Walking Dead with the ability to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life came when I started sketching out the Logo with “Hope” in place of “Dead.”  And the tagline on the back…Cancer fears the Walker…was the perfect double meaning!  It all fit and a brand and cause were born!  I started an online community on Facebook of like minded people…those who love pop culture and The Walking Dead AND fighting cancer!  It has been a wonderful response!

MW: Where did you get the idea to do T-Shirts?
BE:  Initially, the idea was to do one shirt.  But the response from the Walking Dead fans was tremendous.  We have now done 9 campaigns including fan art editions, a Team Carol version and now a Team Daryl Walking Hope design!  The possibilities are endless.  Now that people are becoming aware of The Walking Hope as an entity, we have so many variations we can do in the future!
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MW: How do people buy The Walking Hope shirts?
BE: Buying a Walking Hope shirt is easy.  Visit the current campaign at the link here: http://www.teespring.com/thewalkinghopeteamdaryl   This campaign runs until Sunday, December 22nd.  It is the 9th Walking Hope campaign.  The 10th will begin shortly after with a different design.

MW: How many different T-Shirt campaigns have you done?
BE:  This year I have done over 20 t shirt campaigns for various cancer charities and this is the 9th Walking Hope Campaign.

MW: What are the different T-Shirt designs you have done?
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MW: How much to date has The Walking Hope made for ACS and LLS?
BE:  I have done shirt campaigns this year for ACS, LLS, Curesearch, The MACC Fund and St. Baldricks (All cancer charities).  I have sold more than 1,700 shirts raising a total of over $11,000 for various cancer charities!
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MW: How did you get Melissa McBride AKA Carol involved?
BE:  Melissa got involved after I tweeted to her during our second Walking Hope campaign.  She bought one of her own hoodies and tweeted a picture of herself in it.  She has been truly a gift to the cause.  She has tweeted about each campaign as we have run them, and she has helped us tremendously.  Such a giving and wonderful person!

MW: How did you get Norman Reedus AKA Daryl involved?
BE:  Honestly…I have tweeted to Norman every time we ran a campaign.  He gets millions of a tweets a day, so I understand that he can’t get to everything.  But he finally did!  It just happened to be the Team Daryl Walking Hope edition.  Coincidence? 🙂

MW: Do you hope to get others from The Walking Dead involved with The Walking Hope?
BE:  I always am happy to have as many people involved as possible.  Steven Yeun, Lew Temple, Iron E. Singelton, Gale Anne Hurd, Addy Miller and many others have tweeted about the Walking Hope.  The more the better…anything that helps me raise money for cancer awareness and research is fine by me!  This is the true power of social media when used properly!

MW: What are the plans for the future?
BE:  More shirts, more awareness…and eventually a cure!  I really believe in the cause I am promoting.  It is why I work so hard on this.  I would like to see a world without cancer.   Cancer causes such pain…but we offer hope.  Hope that someday we will cure this insidious disease!  And I believe we will someday!

MW: Will The Walking Hope be at any Cons. in 2014?
BE:  I am working on being a part of The Walker Stalker Convention in Chicago in March!  Waiting to hear back from James and Eric!  Many Walking Hope supporters have attended conventions across the country wearing Walking Hope apparel! My friend Mary Edgar wore hers and took a picture with everyone at Walker Stalker Atlanta 2013!

MW: What would you like to say in closing?
BE:  Everyone can make a difference.  If you believe in your cause with all your heart, people will follow you towards a better world.  I am so thankful that I can do something enjoyable, in my free time to make the world a better place.  Join me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thewalkinghope2 and help me spread the word about eradicating cancer in style!

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