Harry Kane edged ever closer to Jimmy Greaves’ scoring record for Tottenham with the only goal of the game to down Portsmouth in the third round of the FA Cup.
Kane’s 50th-minute curler moved him onto 265 goals for his boyhood club, one away from Greaves’ tally which has stood for more than half a century, and saw Antonio Conte’s side edge past a dogged Pompey outfit.
With Dejan Kulusevski, Lucas Moura and Richarlison all injured, Spurs were once again reliant on this season’s top scorer Kane, who grabbed his 17th goal in all competitions after a lacklustre first half.
Sky Bet League One opponents Portsmouth more than held their own but rarely threatened the hosts’ goal and bowed out against a youthful Tottenham team containing six players aged 23 or under.
This was a first meeting between the teams since the 2010 FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, which saw Pompey win 2-0 after extra time.
The two clubs have embarked on different journeys since, with the visitors languishing in the third tier while Spurs, largely in part due to Kane, have regularly challenged for the biggest trophies and made the Champions League final three years ago.
Kane started this match only two away from equalling Greaves’ club record of 266 goals and had his first sight of goal in the 14th minute but saw a scuffed effort at the back post blocked by Denver Hume.
Portsmouth, who sacked Danny Cowley on Monday after a nine-match winless league run, started brightly in the capital backed by a large away following, with Reeco Hackett-Fairchild testing Fraser Forster with an acrobatic effort early on.
The travelling support were olaying every pass by the half-hour mark with Tottenham struggling to break down the back five of the away side.
Conte’s men improved towards the end of the first 45 but Davinson Sanchez headed over before full debutant Pape Sarr and Son Heung-min sent speculative efforts well wide to ensure it was 0-0 at the break.
Spurs were able to maintain their momentum after the interval with Emerson Royal heading against the inside of a post from a tight angle following excellent wing play by Son.
It meant Josh Griffiths in the Portsmouth goal had still not been tested, but with 50 minutes on the clock he was picking the ball out of his net and predictably after another Kane goal.
Kane, fresh from a midweek brace at Crystal Palace, exchanged passes with Ryan Sessegnon on the edge of the area before he opened his body and curled the ball into the corner.
It put the stand-in Tottenham captain one away from Greaves’ record, but regular partner in crime Son was in the thick of the action immediately afterwards with one blazed effort followed up by a free-kick being fired over the crossbar.
Another Spurs academy graduate should have put the match to bed with 22 minutes left but Oliver Skipp, a late call-up after Yves Bissouma was injured in the warm-up, smashed over after fine work by Bryan Gil.
Pompey remained in the tie and Sanchez had to block an Owen Dale effort in the 70th minute with the visiting support louder than ever despite the wet weather in London.
There would be no late drama though, with Tottenham comfortably holding on and Conte able to introduce Djed Spence and Alfie Devine late on for some rare minutes.Tottenham vs Portsmouth latest news
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Harry Kane’s goal moved him to the brink of Tottenham history and his side into the FA Cup fourth-round following a 1-0 win over Portsmouth.
The game was not a classic but a much-changed Spurs XI deserved to win against the dogged League One side, with Emerson Royal hitting the post at 0-0 and Oliver Skipp blazing over a chance to make the game safe.
The performance of Antonio Conte’s side displayed some of the frustrating hallmarks of their season so far -- a below-par first half and difficulty in breaking down an opponent who were happy to sit back -- but more importantly, the result ensures Spurs maintain confidence and momentum ahead of next weekend’s north London derby.
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(Getty Images)Tottenham player ratings: Gil lively as Kane moves closer to history
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Harry Kane moved to within two goals of surpassing Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s record scorer with the winner as they edged past Portsmouth in the FA Cup third-round.
Kane fired Spurs ahead at the start of the second half with his 265th goal for the club, breaking the deadlock after another below par opening 45 minutes from Antonio Conte’s side.
Dan Kilpatrick was at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to rate the Spurs players...
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Harry Kane moved within one goal of Jimmy Greaves’ long-standing record of 266 at Tottenham with the decisive strike against Portsmouth in the FA Cup third round.
Pompey forward Reeco Hackett-Fairchild had the best chance of the first-half following a clever flick-on from strike partner Colby Bishop. With the ball dipping, the 24-year-old hit a volley on the turn, forcing Fraser Forster into a good save.
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(AFP via Getty Images)FT: Tottenham 1-0 Portsmouth
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Kane’s goal sends Spurs into the next round!Spurs in control
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83:00 - Pompey can hardly get a touch at the moment.Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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A loud cheer for the introduction of Djed Spence, who will play the final 15 minutes or so. It’s his second longest stint after a 25-minute cameo against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.CHANCE FOR TOTTENHAM!
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67:00 - Skipp somehow blazes over from close range.Quiet afternoon for Forster
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65:00 - Hackett-Fairchild’s chance in the first-half aside, the Tottenham ‘keeper has not had much to do.Much more difficult for Pompey now
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60:00 - Spurs have their tails up now. Going to be a long final 30 minutes for Pompey.Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Kane moves to within a goal of Jimmy Greaves’ Spurs record, and with another 40 minutes to play here and Arsenal up next. In a development which should surprise absolutely no-one, Spurs look much better in the second half already.GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Portsmouth | Harry Kane ‘50
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50:00 - Harry Kane gives Spurs the lead with a brilliant finish from outside the box.CHANCE FOR TOTTENHAM!
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48:00 - BRILLIANT header from Emerson Royal afer a cross from Son, but the Brazilian hits the post!Back underway!
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No changes at the break.Dan Kilpatrick’s half-time verdict
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Spurs have moved the ball around well at times but have failed to make inroads into a penalty box packed full of blue shirts. A few players, including Sessegnon and Skipp, look rusty. Pompey are playing well & will be much the happier.Tottenham 0-0 Portsmouth
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Not the most exciting match in FA Cup history....Half chance for Tottenham
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40:00 - Sanchez heads over after a cross from Sessegnon. Should really have done better.Really tough for Tottenham
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31:00 - Harry Kane has barely had a sniff, while Son has been fairly blunt going forward.Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Pape Matar Sarr is a tidy player, nice to watch, and he is helping Spurs move the ball from side to side quickly. But the hosts are making no inroads into a penalty area constantly packed with blue shirts.Pompey will be much happier
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23:00 - Swanson doing so well to stop Son in the box when the Spurs star was running at him.
Looking dangerous on the counter, the away side are proving a very difficult opponent for Spurs.Spurs not quite at the races
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18:00 - As is their custom, Spurs haven’t started particularly well here.
Very passive.Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Pompey should be delighted at the way they’ve started here. The League One side are holding Spurs at arm’s length and forcing them to find a way through a packed defence, while also committing players forward on the counter.Forster forced into save
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11:00 - Hackett hits a dipping ball on the turn after Bishop’s knock-on but Forster gets down well.Nice counter from Portsmouth
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09:00 - Sarr loses the ball and Pompey counter through Hume, though his cross is too close to Forster.Royal wins a foul
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08:00 - Royal wins a foul on the right-hand side after the Brazilian’s quick feet managed to leave Hume scrambling.
Son’s cross, however, is well cleared.Bryan Gil looking dangerous
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04:00 - Probably the Tottenham player seeing the most of the ball in the early minutes, looking to run directly at his markers.
With Pompey likely to sit deep, that directness could be a positive outlet.Tottenham under some early pressure
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01:00 - Positive start from the away side, who are seeing a lot of the ball in Tottenham’s defensive third.KICK-OFF
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And away we go!A late change to the Tottenham team!
12:23 , Jonathan GorrieDan Kilpatrick’s pre-match verdict
12:20 , Jonathan GorrieHow many goals does Harry Kane need to break Jimmy Greaves’ Tottenham record?
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Harry Kane’s double at Crystal Palace earlier this week put him on 264 Tottenham goals, only two behind Jimmy Greaves’ all-time record.When did Tottenham last win the FA Cup?
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Tottenham remain the only non-league side to win the FA Cup, way back in 1901.
A trophy they have lifted 8 times, Spurs last won the competition in 1991.Confirmed Portsmouth lineup
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11:30 , Jonathan GorrieWhen is FA Cup draw? Start time, TV channel, live stream and ball numbers for fourth round
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One of the signature weekends on the English football calendar is upon us as the FA Cup reaches the third-round stage.
The Premier League and Championship heavyweights enter the fray looking to crush the hopes of the lower and non-league teams that have made it this far as they eye a run to Wembley.
Manchester United got the round underway on Friday night with a convincing win over Everton.
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(The FA via Getty Images)FA Cup underdogs: More chance of Cristiano Ronaldo retiring from football before end of 2023 than Portsmouth beating Spurs
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Steven Gerrard to manage Liverpool this year and Donald Trump winning the 2024 US Presidential Election also more likely to happen than Pompey, Stevenage, Oxford and Gillingham triumphing this weekend
• Portsmouth are biggest underdogs this weekend at odds of 22/1 to beat Tottenham away from home according to latest odds via SafeBettingSitesLatest odds
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Draw: 15/2Son: I can’t see the ball while wearing a mask but my parents are concerned
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Tottenham’s Heung-min Son has revealed he loses sight of the ball while playing in a protective mask, but says he is still wearing it due to concern from his parents.
Son scored in just a second League game of the season as Spurs thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday night, and he is expected to start again when Antonio Conte rings the changes for today’s FA Cup third-round visit of Portsmouth.
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(Getty Images)Harry Kane ‘stalling on new Tottenham contract'
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According to Football Insider, Harry Kane is no rush to extend his stay at Tottenham.
The England captain will be out of contract in 18 months and reportedly wants to wait to see how things progress before signing a contract extension.
(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)Tottenham likely to keep Bryan Gil despite loan interest
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Tottenham assistant manager Cristian Stellini has appeared to rule out an exit for Bryan Gil this month.
The 21-year-old has attracted loan interest from Spain after failing to convince in north London following a move from Sevilla in 2021.
Gil spent six months on loan at Valencia last year and the LaLiga giants were understood to have been keen on bringing him back for another temporary stint.
Still, the winger has been called upon in recent weeks due to injuries to both Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison.
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(Getty Images)Antonio Conte’s assistant confident Tottenham boss wants ‘long’ stay at club amid contract wrangling
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Antonio Conte‘s assistant, Cristian Stellini, has veered off script by insisting they are confident of staying at Tottenham for a “long time” and dismissing the importance of the head coach’s contract.
Conte has repeatedly refused to commit to Spurs beyond the end of his current deal, which expires at the end of the season, and has issued a series of threats to walk away from the club if he is not completely convinced by the board’s ambition and “vision” - including after the New Year’s Day defeat to Aston Villa.
But with Conte too upset to take Friday’s press conference following the death of his former Juventus and Italy teammate Gianluca Vialli, Stellini deputised and insisted they are confident of being at Spurs long-term.
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(PA)No FA Cup rest for Kane as Kulusevski and more aim to face Arsenal
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Harry Kane and Heung-min Son will not be rested for Tottenham‘s FA Cup third-round tie against Portsmouth today, Spurs’ assistant coach Cristian Stellini has said.
Kane has started every game this season while Son has only been rested once when fit.
But with Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison both set to remain on the sidelines this weekend, Stellini says Spurs have no choice but to stick with the front three who started the 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace on Wednesday, also including Bryan Gil.
Asked about Kane’s chances of a rest, Stellini said: “It could be an opportunity to give him a rest but we don’t have many players and the choice is compulsory. So we have to choose the players we have in the front line.
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(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)Prediction: 3-0 Tottenham win
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Spurs may be a little vulnerable to a banana skin in north London but an underperforming Pompey will likely find themselves outgunned.
A 3-0 Tottenham win.
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Portsmouth hope to have Clark Robertson back after he was forced to miss the defeat to Charlton.
(Getty Images)Tottenham team news: No rest for Kane and Son
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Yves Bissouma is available for Spurs after serving a one-game ban for the win at Crystal Palace and should come in, likely to partnet Oliver Skipp in midfield. Pape Matar Sarr will be looking for more minutes. Bryan Gil will keep his place in attack.
Dejan Kulusevski is again ruled out, joining Lucas Moura, Richarlison and Rodrigo Bentancur on the sidelines.
Harry Kane and Heung-min Son will not be rested.
(REUTERS)Where to watch Tottenham vs Portsmouth
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TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live for free on the BBC Red Button.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the ground.
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Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Tottenham’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth.
Kick-off from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is at 12.30pm GMT.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the extraordinary moment that brought House Republicans to the brink and, ultimately, the moment they found their way back.
Just one vote away from becoming Speaker of the House, California Republican Kevin McCarthy rose from his chair and walked down the center aisle to the back of the chamber. It was close to midnight and he had already lost 13 speaking votes over four long days. The room fell almost silent as it became apparent that the GOP leader was now asking, actually begging, the bombastic, bullying and defiant Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz to change his vote from "present" to "McCarthy."
Gaetz, who had hurled personal insults at McCarthy just hours earlier on the House floor, said no.
McCarthy walked slowly down the hall, alone, head bowed to the floor. But she turned around when she heard a scuffle behind him. Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers, a McCarthy Republican ally, angrily confronted Gaetz and told him he would regret his decision. Lawmakers on the floor screamed in disbelief as a colleague stopped Rogers.
McCarthy stepped back to make sure the discussion was over, then returned to his chair in defeat.
He lost the fourteenth ballot. The allies moved to abruptly adjourn the House, their hoped-for unity seemingly falling apart.
Then tempers cooled. And within the hour, McCarthy and his allies had persuaded his other remaining opponents to vote "present" as well, reducing the vote total needed for McCarthy to win and awarding him the presidency early Saturday morning, after a historic, remarkable and somewhat surprising. Repeat voting week.
"I hope one thing is clear," McCarthy said when he finally picked up the deck after 1 a.m. "I never give up."
The chaos on the House floor came exactly two years after the Capitol insurrection of January 6, 2021. During a late-night session following the attack, McCarthy called it "the saddest day I've ever had" as a member of the Congress. In the days that followed, McCarthy blamed then-President Donald Trump for encouraging his supporters who attacked the building and disrupted President Joe Biden's certification. But just a few weeks later, McCarthy traveled to see Trump in Florida and made amends.
The scene on Friday was a different kind of chaos, but it was a full-circle moment for Republicans, who had ceded both houses of Congress and the presidency to Democrats after the violent insurrection. While many of them denounced Trump at the time, McCarthy's visit to Florida brought him back into the fold, and the former president was working on the phone Friday night, calling Gaetz and the other holdouts.
“He was with me from the beginning,” McCarthy said after the final vote, also pointing to Trump's phone calls.
While the US House of Representatives is often rowdy, the events of the week were almost surreal: vote after vote, loss after loss, and eventual success after defeating seemingly intransigent opponents.
McCarthy needed two more votes before the count Friday night, which didn't begin until 10 p.m., late enough for two of his supporters, one whose wife had given birth earlier that week and another who was ill, to have time. to return to Washington. McCarthy and his allies looked confident going in, but as the votes piled up, it became clear he would be one short.
Two of McCarthy's closest lieutenants, North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry and Louisiana Rep. Garrett Graves, sat on either side of Gaetz during the vote, with Graves at one point on his knees. But Gaetz could only be partially swayed, and he stood up to say "present" when the list came to his name. It wasn't enough, and McCarthy approached him just before the vote was called, C-SPAN cameras following his short journey.
Gaetz was angrily pointing at McCarthy during the conversation. But Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, a McCarthy supporter who was standing nearby, said the exchange between the two men was pleasant and McCarthy only asked him to switch his vote. Gaetz said his "present" vote was as far as he could go, Buck said.
McCarthy later said that Gaetz eventually "got everyone to the point where no one voted against me," persuading some of his colleagues to vote "present" as well. In the end, no Republican voted against McCarthy.
They wanted “to bring this conference together and work together,” McCarthy said.
Associated Press writers Kevin Freking, Farnoush Amiri and Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report.Credit: https://apnews.com/article/politics-kevin-mccarthy-matt-gaetz-florida-f2a4a42b4845f2413cca5c1b4c6100dd
The existence of narcissists permeates our society like secondhand smoke, poisoning community discourse. Anywhere you turned — newspapers, internet sites, podcasts, social media or cable Tv set — their actions dominated the headlines in 2022, becoming at any time far more normalized and even celebrated. While in considerably various fields, men like Ye (previously acknowledged as Kanye West), Elon Musk, Donald Trump, Johnny Depp and Sam Bankman-Fried will eternally be joined by this ignominious characteristic.
Accurate narcissists self-centeredly disregard the desires of some others and care small for pesky issues like effects.
Genuine narcissists self-centeredly disregard the requirements of many others and treatment tiny for pesky issues like penalties. They can also tend to be manipulative, arrogant, grandiose and hungry for admiration. Always fast paced concocting fantasies of unrestricted power or brilliance, narcissists delight in reeling other people in to participate in supporting roles in desire worlds, where by they are always the stars.
Why have they acquired so a lot power and affect? Why are so quite a few individuals in thrall every single time they open their mouths or fireplace off tweets? Are they the issue or a symptom of anything even larger than their own egos?
The fact is that our culture breeds narcissists. We put them on pedestals and get a robust hit of vicarious enjoyment when they act out.
And they most undoubtedly are performing out. More than the past 12 interminable months, The us has witnessed the rantings of Hitler-loving Ye Musk’s edgelord trolling on his new plaything, Twitter Depp and his harmful TikTok fanboys and Trump getting Trump on any given working day.
Then, just when we believed we experienced arrived at Peak Narcissist, along arrives crypto bro Bankman-Fried, all of 30 a long time previous, seizing the phase with his alleged fraud fiesta. Feliz Navidad!
Young Bankman-Fried has been accused of operating a con that rerouted billions from his FTX cryptocurrency trade to his individual piggy bank and sister firm, Alameda Investigation. Quite a few people shed significant sums when FTX blew up — and some did not have that prosperity to spare. They include things like FTX staff members, who have been inspired to commit their earnings back into the enterprise.
A privileged son of two Stanford regulation professors, Bankman-Fried disarmed with his unruly mop and “schlubby” T-shirt-and-shorts uniform. Even though seemingly not vain like Ye or Depp or overtly thuggish like Trump and Musk, he even so displays characteristics that position to some thing sinister behind the “just-a-regular-dude” persona.
Bankman-Fried tactics the dim arts of narcissistic manipulation, styling himself as a person who shuns substance things. Nonetheless his most modern residence address (in advance of his detention in a Bahamian jail) was a marble-clad penthouse in one of the world’s most special resorts overlooking a marina for mega-yachts. Not specifically minimal-important.
If what Justice Section prosecutors say is correct, this is a dude who operates from accountability like the plague (“I obtained terrible authorized advice”) and resorts to minimizing (it was all just an accounting error), all the while participating in people’s heartstrings (“I am, and for most of my adult everyday living have been, sad).”
So are the men and women who misplaced their daily life price savings.
Bankman-Fried epitomizes the narcissistic altruist. He claimed all his actions were being created to assist other individuals. That aided divert consideration from his delinquent antics. Psychologists label this the “White Knight narcissist,” a man or woman who hides selfish agendas at the rear of florid shows of do-goodery. In this article is a gentleman who loses no possibility to proclaim the philosophy of “effective altruism,” which holds that he will have to make as a great deal money as achievable to save the potential of humanity — yet screwed in excess of the charities he promised dollars.
Effective altruism is what occurs when you acquire utilitarianism — the concept that actions are proper if they advantage the majority — and hand it off to pretentious tech bros. (Musk is also reportedly a lover.) Described as an “ideology of hubris,” it’s seriously just a vapid perception that rich guys know best and that income can magically translate into salvation.
Like all his narcissistic brethren, Bankman-Fried likes to gulp down his individual Kool-Aid, deluding himself that he’s one particular of the good fellas, but forgetting to really handle folks with primary regard. “The altruistic factor to do is to consider prospects,” Bankman-Fried at the time mentioned, leaving out the element about using them with other people’s dollars.
Self-serving statements like these will flood our ears as we ring in the new yr, alongside with such gems as “We received to stop dissing the Nazis all the time” (a great deal obliged, Ye) “Massive fraud of this style and magnitude permits for the termination of all policies, restrictions and content articles, even all those uncovered in the Constitution” (you don’t say, Donald) “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci” (way to go, Elon) and “I will f--- her burnt corpse” (thanks, Johnny).
This is narcissism at scale. But exactly where do we go from right here? To try out to remodel these vile statements into action — or persuade another person else to.
Which is what the Property Jan. 6 committee spent 18 months conveying Trump did with the insurrection. Just a number of days in the past, a person gentleman attacked one more in New York’s Central Park, shouting “Kanye 2024!” Police are investigating it as a prospective antisemitic detest crime. Encouraged by their narcissist-heroes, maybe a person hunts Dr. Anthony Fauci down in true existence rather of trolling him. Or kills their companion as a substitute of joking about it with a buddy. (A single out of 3 ladies in the U.S. encounters violence from a domestic companion.)
This is all insanely harmful — to say the least. But how did we get there?
This is all insanely dangerous — to say the least. But how did we get there?
For 1 thing, our society teaches boys how to be poisonous. From their earliest days in the nursery, working day care middle or preschool, boys see too number of men in nurturing roles. At faculty, they find out to interact with some others through opposition and domination. This product breeds “heroic soloists,” writer Margaret Heffernan warns, who suppress instincts for empathy and perspective everything by way of the lens of “what’s in it for me?"
Being the winner gets to be all-essential. In higher education, youthful gentlemen find fraternities that hyperlink manliness to degrading ladies, out-consuming peers and egging a single one more on. Social media reinforces the me-me-me intuition: my aspirations, my garments, my trip, my everyday living. See me! Emulate Me! The far more extreme you are, the additional notice you get.
Boys (and girls) mature up idolizing motion picture stars, rap gods and politicians who gleefully validate their worst instincts. They enter a workforce in which they routinely see the boss putting revenue above every human value. All the even though, the fear of becoming losers in a cutthroat capitalist program haunts them. If they regulate to attain power, some convert into guys who, as economist Robert Reich describes Trump and Musk, “wield sledgehammers to safeguard their fragile egos” and dwell to “exercise uncooked electrical power over individuals.” If not, they may get out their grievances on the females, groups and ethnicities considered to have stolen their ability.
At the quite minimum, they can bully vicariously. A single critical thing about narcissists — they function in the fantasy realm. It’s all a recreation to them, and they’re eager to just take others alongside for the journey.
But there are a handful of hopeful symptoms. When conspiracy enabler Alex Jones squirms at Ye’s antisemitic musings and shock jock Howard Stern phone calls Depp a “huge narcissist,” you have to ponder whether the narcissists in our midst have at last long gone also considerably, even for The us. At this second, Bankman-Fried is a disgraced man under home arrest at his parents’ spot. Trump would seem to be shedding ground, and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee last but not least took down their “Kanye. Elon. Trump” tweet. Musk requested Twitter end users no matter whether he must step down as CEO, and they voted “yes.”
Regrettably, till we handle roots brings about, there will generally be a further blustering bully, a different Trump, one more Ye.
2022 ended with this rogues’ gallery (dishonorable point out goes to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Silicon Valley swindler Elizabeth Holmes and, if we’re going international, Russian President Vladimir Putin). But as a new a single begins, perhaps it is time to consider how to advertise pride in qualities and values that are socially advantageous — like honesty, helping others and toughness by way of self-restraint. We can remind ourselves that democracy is dependent on the sharing of electricity and methods, on the feeling of a typical fate.
Remember, a society with more equality is a culture with much less narcissism. Maybe building one particular of those people is the ideal 2023 New Year’s resolution of all.Credit history: https://www.nbcnews.com/consider/view/pleased-new-year-2023-kick-trump-elon-musk-kanye-depp-rcna63557
Award-winning journalist Barbara Walters had to break many glass ceilings to become one of the best-known faces on American television news. Walters, who died at 93, began her career in the 1960s when the prevailing attitude among television executives was that viewers would not take seriously women reporting on politics, war or other important issues. .
Through a combination of talent and drive, Walters went on to make television history in 1974 as the first female co-anchor of NBC's Today morning news show. Two years later, she moved to ABC for an even more prestigious job: the first female co-anchor of the evening news at any network.
At the time, the three networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, were a primary source of information for many Americans. Her success paved the way for subsequent generations of women television journalists.
In addition to this pioneering role, his reputation rests on the hundreds of high-profile interviews he conducted over five decades. They included every US president, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama (he did interview Donald Trump, but just before he became president). The interviewees were an eclectic mix, from other world leaders to Hollywood stars, from sports celebrities to assassins.Barbara Walters with her ABC co-host Harry Reasoner in 1976. Photograph: ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content/Getty Images
Walters was very much an establishment insider, close to elites in Washington and New York, and faced criticism throughout her career for being too welcoming to some of her interviewees, too fawning.
Other American journalists accused her of blurring the line between journalism and entertainment. Her trademark became finding an interviewee's vulnerable spot and making them cry, which she says made for great television.
She was also criticized for letting her own views intrude, as she did when she spoke in 1999 with Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern with whom Bill Clinton said he had a relationship "that was not appropriate." It was one of the most watched news interviews in American television history.
Walters asked, "What will you tell your children when you have them?"
Lewinsky: "Mommy made a big mistake."
Walters: "And that's the understatement of the year."
Walters was born in Boston in 1929, though he occasionally claimed to be two years younger, to Louis Walters, a theatrical promoter who was born and raised in London before immigrating to the US, and Dena Seletsky, who was born in Lithuania earlier as well. . emigrating to the United States, where he worked in a men's clothing store.
Barbara was initially raised in Boston, but moved her family to Miami and then New York, where her father ran nightclubs. She often brought her daughter backstage to mingle with can-can dancers and other acts.Barbara Walters interviewing President Barack Obama on The View, 2010. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
With that background, she chose theater as her major at Sarah Lawrence University in upstate New York. She got her start in television as a publicity assistant at an NBC affiliate in New York City and made her first screen appearance when she was producing a children's show, Ask the Camera. Lacking a question, she dispensed with her ethical considerations and wrote her own: "I've always wondered: how does a hippopotamus eat?" – And she answered her.
She briefly left television and the United States for Europe, where she worked as a model in Paris.
Back in the US, she became a writer in 1961 for NBC Today and three years later became an on-screen regular as a reporter. Such was the scarcity of women in high-profile television reporting positions that she earned a New York Times profile in 1965, a sympathetic article by Gloria Steinem. The casual sexism of the time was reflected in the headline: “Nylons in the Newsroom”.
Sexism was also evident when working with the press, such as Nixon's historic trip to China in 1972, where she was largely shunned by male journalists who considered her a lightweight. But the viewers liked her and the TV executives, in turn, liked the ratings. Two years later, she was named co-anchor of Today, making official a role she had been playing informally for years.
When she switched to ABC in 1976, she made headlines not only because she became the first woman to co-anchor an evening news program for the network, but also because of the size of her salary, $1 million a year.Barbara Walters covering the Democratic National Convention Today in 1972. Early in her career, she was treated as a lightweight by some male journalists, but viewers liked her. Photo: NBC Universal/Getty Images
The move was initially a disaster. His male co-host, veteran Harry Reasoner, couldn't hide his disdain for working with a woman he considered frivolous. He solved the problem by staying out of the studio as much as possible, doing his own interviews, his Specials. The first, in 1976, included President-elect Jimmy Carter and Barbra Streisand.
He remembered those years in the second half of the 1970s as the high point of his career. He got a rare interview with Fidel Castro in 1977. Later that year, he did the first joint interview with Egyptian and Israeli leaders Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, a highly symbolic moment in the Middle East. "From that point on I was more or less accepted as a member of the old men's club," she wrote in her autobiography, Audition, published in 2009.
She was the creator of The View, which started in 1997, a popular talk show on politics and other topics. The co-hosts were all women, from different generations and backgrounds. She was one of the co-hosts from 1997 to 2014.
At the end of Audition, he devoted eight pages to listing some of the hundreds of interviews he had conducted. Among them were Margaret Thatcher, Michael Jackson, Muammar Gaddafi, David Beckham, Truman Capote, Judy Garland, Bashar al-Assad, Prince Charles and Vladimir Putin. Her favorite interviewees included Cher and Tom Hanks: her worst was Warren Beatty, and she told him so on air.
She was ridiculed for outlandish questions, such as asking Katharine Hepburn, “What kind of tree are you? If you think you are a tree? She was satirized in the mid-1970s on Saturday Night Live, pictured pronouncing "r" and "l" as "w": in the US, overnight she became "Baba Wawa" .
He won several Emmy and other awards and in 2007 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His first two marriages ended in divorce. The third, to a television executive, Merv Adelson, in 1981, ended in divorce in 1984. She remarried him in 1986, only to divorce again in 1992. Walters is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline, from his second marriage. , with Lee Guber. .
Barbara Jill Walters, television journalist, born September 25, 1929; died on December 30, 2022Credit: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/dec/31/barbara-walters-obituary
After Greta Thunberg and Andrew Tate sparred on Twitter, their accounts rose in popularity. Twitter users drew attention to how large and ideologically opposed accounts can boost each other. Social media users have long grown their profiles by calling out accounts with large followings. LoadingSomething is loading.
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Greta Thunberg and Andrew Tate increased their following after they fell out on Twitter on Wednesday, leading some to draw attention to how large accounts can amplify each other.
Tate's account grew by more than 108,000 Twitter followers on the day of the dispute, a much higher number compared to an average growth of around 40,000 per day over the previous week, according to data analytics website Social Blade. . Thunberg, whose account had been losing hundreds of followers a day, skyrocketed by 163,000 followers that same day.
The interaction began after Tate, a self-proclaimed guru who has become known for his male-oriented and misogynistic advice and speech, called out the 19-year-old environmental activist on Twitter. She asked for her email address so that, she wrote, she could send him a list of emissions from her car collection.
Thunberg responded by saying that she could email "[email protected]". The clapback went viral, racking up nearly three million likes and more than 180 million views in one day.—Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 28, 2022
Many people online cheered Thunberg's dissent against Tate, who has made a name for belittling women and making misogynistic statements like saying she needs authority over women and that female self-defense is a "crap" concept, though some people also suggested that his comment constituted body shaming.
Tate has since responded to Thunberg's scorn on Twitter by saying she should "have a life" and mocking her for the name of the email address, though the response was widely ridiculed.
In the aftermath of the disputes, some users drew attention to how accounts can steal the popularity of others, sparking drama that attracts widespread attention.
"A classic move people use to gain more followers on Twitter is to attack a larger, ideologically opposed account, which offers some chance of being amplified," marketing specialist and digital analyst Dan Barker wrote on Twitter, attaching a caption. Image of Thunberg's fan growth since Wednesday.—dan barker (@danbarker) December 28, 2022
Other users also argued that the tug-of-war between the pair mainly served to expand their accounts, especially since Tate was suspended from Twitter until Elon Musk took over the platform.
Influencers and politicians have a history of raising their profiles thanks to attention-grabbing feuds and drama, often using the quote and tweet feature to denounce large ideologically opposed accounts, which can often draw more stares.
Thunberg herself has a history of turning heads by responding to criticism or arguing with high-profile figures. She has changed her Twitter bio multiple times to mock derisive comments from politicians like former President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.Credit: https://www.insider.com/andrew-tate-greta-thunberg-spike-followers-twitter-feud-2022-12
Greta Thunberg is known for her brutal Twitter responses against politicians, world leaders, and trolls. We are reminded of her courage and resourcefulness once again after a recent Twitter uproar with Andrew Tate went viral on the internet. Tate is a media personality known for his misogynistic and homophobic ideologies. So, as Tate recovers from Greta's savage burn, let's take a look at all the times he's brutally responded to trolls.1. When he savagely called out Andrew Tate for his 'little D*** energy'
Greta Thunberg on Twitter blasted Andrew Tate with a wild response after the well-known misogynist tried to troll her. Tate asked Greta for her email address so he could send him a list of her cars and their huge carbon emissions. Tate, who was banned from Twitter, returned to the social media platform after Elon Musk's October inauguration.
The ecologist's response was short but savage.
yes please enlighten me email me at [email protected]
– Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 28, 20222. That time Thunberg cast shade on meatloaf
Politicians, leaders and even artists have criticized Greta for her voice against climate change. Singer and rock icon Michael Aday, who passed away in January 2022, spoke to a news publication about the young climate activist. He told the Daily Mail that Greta had been brainwashed. You can't miss Greta's response to his claim.
It's not about meatloaf.
It's not about me.
It's not about what some people call me.
It is not about left or right.
These are scientific facts.
And that we are not aware of the situation.
Unless we start focusing everything on this, our goals will soon be out of reach.
– Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) January 6, 2020
We agree!3. The second time Greta Thunberg brought down Donald Trump
He looks like a very happy old man looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! pic.twitter.com/G8gObLhsz9
– Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) January 20, 2021
Thunberg's effortless applause against former US President Donald Trump has been highly entertaining. In her tweet, Greta wrote: “He seems like a very happy old man looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see. This return had a background to what Trump had said about Thunberg after his 'How Dare You' speech at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit went viral. The photograph was the last time Trump left the White House premises before the Biden administration took over.4. She is aware of her victories
Trolls have not forgiven the teen activist for her Asperger syndrome, a form of autism. Critics have come forward to blast Theburg for her condition, which she has felt "constrained" by before. She returned their palms in the best and most effective way possible.
When haters go after your looks and your differences, it means they have nowhere to go. And then you know you're winning!
I have Asperger's and that means I'm a little different from the norm sometimes. And, given the right circumstances, being different is a superpower. #aspiepower pic.twitter.com/A71qVBhWUU
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 31, 2019
Way to go Greta!5. Greta Thunberg changes Twitter bio; She confronts the leader of Brazil
Surely presidents around the world can't stop Greta from speaking up for what she believes or speaking her mind on Twitter. Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called her a "brat" when she decided to condemn violence in the Amazon jungle on Twitter. Bolsonaro said he was amazed at how the press gave space to a 'pirralha'. Pirralha is a derogatory Portuguese word that translates to brat or pest. Thunberg even shared a video of the incident, and his subtle response to Bolsonaro included changing his Twitter bio accordingly.
Indigenous people are literally being killed for trying to protect the forest from illegal deforestation. And again. It is shameful that the world is silent about this.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 8, 20196. Greta overshadows the Russian Prez Vladamir Putin
Greta Thunberg's response to Russian President Vladamir Putin on Twitter was as daring as one could imagine. In response to Putin calling her “misinformed,” Thunberg once again changed her Twitter bio from her to what the Russian president had called her during the 2019 UN Climate Summit.
'No one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex and different': Putin dismisses the climate activist as a kind but misinformed teenager pic.twitter.com/0mOkK5OvKm
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 2, 2019
& @GretaThunberg using her bio to take it to the next level . haters are going to hate and #Putin just played... #GretaThurnberg pic.twitter.com/yR9lNxptsI
— Johan (@johmag67) October 3, 2019
Never change Greta!
(Main Image Source: Twitter/Greta Thunberg, Instagram/Andrew Tate)
(Main Image Source: Twitter/Greta Thunberg)
Other names mentioned as possible replacements include Sheryl Sandberg, a former Facebook COO, Sriram Krishnan, an engineer and close Musk confidante, and Jared Kushner, a former US presidential adviser and son-in-law of Donald Trump.Credit: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-64037261
TOKYO — Japan has made a significant policy change to allow it to gain the ability to attack other nations, a move widely seen as an important step toward rearming the nation more than seven decades since it was demilitarized after World War II.
As Japan's relations with China worsen and the perceived threat from its much larger neighbor increases, the Japanese government on Friday gave the green light to proposals it has been debating sporadically since at least 1956.
Japan had avoided obtaining attack capabilities, so as not to violate Japan's postwar constitution, which gives up the right and means to wage war and avoid provoking its neighbors.
At a press conference after the documents were released, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida argued that Japan must keep pace with other nations' advances in missile technology.
"In such a harsh environment," he said, "the ability to counterattack, which can deter an attack or force an enemy to stop one, is an ability that will become increasingly vital."
The move follows years of efforts by the United States to persuade Japan to take more responsibility for its own defense, particularly as a bulwark against China's growing military might and threats against Taiwan.
In a statement, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan called the change "a bold and historic step to strengthen and defend the free and open Indo-Pacific."
Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin accused Tokyo of "exaggerating the 'threat from China' to find an excuse for its military buildup."
The policy is outlined in reviews of three national security strategy documents. The document also asks increase defense spending to about 2% of gross domestic product by 2027, after decades of being capped at 1%.
The money would go towards importing missiles from the United States, such as Tomahawk cruise missiles, capable of reaching North Korea and parts of China. Japan also plans to develop its own weapons, including advanced fighter jets, hypersonic missiles, and armed drones. Japanese media reported on some of the purchase plans, citing the nation's defense ministry. Japanese politicians are debating where the money will come from to finance the increase.
It is the biggest change in Japan's defense policy since its cabinet reinterpreted the constitution in 2014 to allow the military to fight in support of an ally under attack.
Japan's ruling party has long wanted to amend the constitution to remove restrictions on its military, but has been unable to muster enough public support.
The government insists that Japan's defense policies will remain strictly defensive and that the country will not threaten other nations or carry out pre-emptive strikes, in violation of international law.
While the change has been encouraged for years by Japan's main ally, the United States, perceived threats are what seem to be driving the policy change primarily. Security documents name China, its military buildup and tensions with Taiwan, as top threats.
Also mentioned are North Korea's expanding nuclear and missile arsenal and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Polls indicate that most Japanese now agree that the country needs to be capable of attack.
Former defense officer Kyoji Yanagisawa is one of the few dissenting voices. He believes that the missiles will not deter potential adversaries, and that Japan would be better off investing in diplomacy to avoid war.
"To have a deterrent, we should have the ability to almost completely neutralize the enemy's missiles, but we don't have that," he argues. "Not only are we missing a deterrent, we will also provoke a counterattack" from an enemy.
With Japan increasingly indicating that it will come to Taiwan's aid and work with the US, if China launches an invasion of Taiwan, it is possible that military bases in Japanese territories will be attacked.
Official discussions suggest that Japan could launch a counterattack with missiles after being hit, or attack enemy bases or command facilities when the missiles are about to be launched at Japan.
But hitting enemies you think are about to attack you could be legally shady.
"We only know if an attack is preemptive or not," and legal or not, "after it is carried out," argues Yasuo Hasebe, an expert on constitutional law at Waseda University in Tokyo. However, he adds, Japan's government can successfully argue that simply owning the guns as a deterrent without using them is in line with the constitution.
However, Hasebe adds, "the government insists it's constitutional. So it's hard to debate this point."
Japan's government has not explained how the change would fit with the constitution, and so far there has been little challenge from civil society, the media, the courts or opposition parties.
One reason for this overlap, he said, is concern about the return of former President Donald Trump, who downplayed the value of America's traditional alliances, or someone like him.
"I think there are many in Tokyo who are saying, 'Look, we can't be 100% sure where the United States will be in terms of the alliance five, 10, 15 years from now,'" he said. .
One lesson observers say Japan has learned from Ukraine's fight against invading Russia is that the more a nation takes the initiative to defend itself, the more it motivates allies to come to its aid.
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Twitter is batting down the hatches to prevent users from jumping out of its sinking ship. On Thursday night, the site reportedly began blocking links to popular servers on Mastodon, Twitter's emerging competitor. Twitter also suspended Mastodon's official Twitter page. The blocks came just hours after Twitter began purging the accounts of prominent journalists who have written critical of owner Elon Musk in the past. Users who attempt to quickly tweet Mastodon links will reportedly receive an error message from Twitter stating: "This request cannot be completed because Twitter has identified this link as potentially harmful." The Verge says that based on its testing, Twitter appears to be blocking links to the original mastodon.social server and at least 10 other domains. Anyone who has spent a moment on Twitter in the last month has probably seen a few Mastodon links in their feeds. The Twitter alternative, previously a small and relatively specialized service, claims to have attracted nearly half a million users in the first two weeks after Musk took over Twitter. Researchers, activists, journalists and a variety of other disgruntled Twitter users fled to the platform after Musk, well, basically turned Twitter into the "free-for-all hell" he said he wanted to avoid. Some Twitter users worked to creatively dance around the link bans on Friday by adding a Mastodon profile link to their account name or bios. Twitter did not respond to Gizmodo's request for comment about the Mastodon blocks, though it's worth noting that Twitter's communications team reportedly endured major cutbacks as part of the company's estimated 3,700 personal layoffs. The official Mastodon account appears to have been removed shortly after posting a Mastodon link related to the now-banned ElonJet account. That account, which tracked the location of Musk's private jet, was suspended from Twitter this week, then reinstated, then suspended again for allegedly violating Twitter rules. While it's unclear what actual Twitter rules ElonJet violated, Musk took to Twitter to say "Real-time posting of another person's location violates doxing policy." Twitter also suspended the creator of ElonJet, a 20-year-old college student named Jack Sweeney. Musk had previously tried to pay Sweeney $5,000 to voluntarily delete the account. However, the Twitter purge did not stop with ElonJet. On Thursday, Twitter banned the accounts of at least nine prominent journalists, most of whom had previously written articles critical of Musk. While it's unclear exactly why those accounts were permanently suspended, they all appear to have tweeted about the ElonJet account. Musk appeared to address some of the bans in a series of tweets. “If someone published real-time locations and addresses of NYT reporters, the FBI would be investigating, there would be hearings on Capitol Hill, and Biden would give speeches about the end of democracy.” Musk wrote. In another tweet, the billionaire said: "Hitting me all day is fine, but cheating on my real-time location and endangering my family is not." Musk then went on to create one of his now-all-too-familiar polls, apparently letting Twitter's increasingly scathing user base decide whether or not to reinstate members of the press. As of this writing, 43% of those surveyed said that Twitter should reinstate the accounts immediately. 14.4% said the ban should continue for seven more days, while 38.1% simply said the bans should continue, “longer”. Musk took a similar "scientific" approach to deciding whether or not to reinstate former President Donald Trump's account. If that wasn't weird enough, Musk apparently joined a Twitter Spaces event with the banned journalist after they discovered a fix that allowed banned accounts to join the social audio feature. During the call, Musk tried to explain the reason for the small bans before abruptly leaving the meeting. "As I'm sure everyone who's been duped would agree, getting real-time information about someone's location is inappropriate, and I think everyone on this call wouldn't want that done to them," Musk said. “And there is not going to be any distinction in the future between journalists, so-called journalists and normal people. Everyone will be treated equally." Not long after that call, Twitter disabled its Spaces feature. It is not clear for now if he will ever return. Credit: https://gizmodo.com/elon-musk-twitter-ban-mastodon-1849903839
It was an impressively shocking moment on the hit sitcom Cheers when actress Kirstie Alley opened her mouth to reveal her tongue clutching a lit cigarette: in one brief catlike motion, she deftly flipped it over, caught it between her teeth, and sank into a puff. of satisfied smoke. In the scene, Alley wears a pink turtleneck under a pink coat that shows off big '80s shoulders, the whole moment evoking the feeling of the alpha bad girl taking a surreptitiously smoke break in the ladies' room.
That moment sums up a lot about the unique persona Alley brought to Cheers and the decades of acting and celebrity that would follow as she forged a persona that was compelling in its complexity.
Although Alley arrived at Cheers in 1987 and had already built a reputation with roles in the films Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Runaway, it was on the hit Boston sitcom that Alley rose to stardom, winning an Emmy for her performance. interpretation. from neurotic businesswoman Rebecca Howe. She boldly stepped in in the absence brought about by the departure of lead actress Shelley Long, establishing herself as a force in her own right and giving the show a new lease on life.
Alley's Howe exuded a roughness and savagery beneath the surface of a highly polished, if undeniably misfit, femininity; in that, it was a lot like Alley's infamous Emmys speech, where she delivered a disjointed, bawdy series of comments that felt as sincere and lighthearted as they did. he pushed the limits and it was inappropriate.Kirstie Alley and her husband Parker Stevenson at the 1991 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Barry King/Alamy
As her career grew, Alley went beyond Cheers to star in popular films like the Look Who's Talking trilogy, as well as becoming the lead character in the comedy Veronica's Closet, where she played the owner of a sassy lingerie company. other things to be enjoyed in the bedroom. Projects like these continued to build her trajectory as an actress willing to push her sex appeal into edgy territory, while also letting her shine as an angsty, everyday woman who just wants to find a good man and fall in love with her.
As with the fictional characters she portrayed, in her personal life, Alley publicly went her own way. She credited her affiliation with the Church of Scientology with helping her overcome a severe cocaine addiction, and in the church she eventually achieved Level 8 Operating Thetan status, an extremely high rank that costs millions of dollars to obtain. She also sparked controversy in her affiliation with candidate Donald Trump, later vowing to withdraw her support for him in the 2016 presidential election and finally declaring in October 2020 that she had voted for him once and planned to do so again. Amid all the scrutiny of her ties to Trump, it was less remembered that Alley also twice voted for Barack Obama.
Alley had a similar on-off relationship with the weight loss company Jenny Craig, first operating as a spokesperson, then leaving the company and starting her own weight loss company, Organic Liaison, and eventually selling that company to Jenny. Craig and resuming his spokesman duties. Just as her relationship with Jenny Craig went back and forth, so did her weight: On Oprah in 2005, she publicly chastised herself for weighing too much, then returned to that show a year later modeling a bikini, her weight continuing to be very public. . yo-yo for a decade later.Kirstie Alley in the 2005 Showtime series Fat Actress. Photo: Showtime/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock
Along the way, Alley turned her calorie angst into a scathing, unscripted, semi-autobiographical Showtime series called Fat Actress, a very quintessential move for her. Alley's hip-hitting stance and high-profile battles with her demons resonated with fans, as did her reputation for having a big heart and not putting on airs. While Alley's endorsement of Trump or her many inflammatory and profanity-laden tweets were often divisive (Alley claimed her votes for Trump caused Hollywood to shun her), it is telling that Jenny Craig never removed her as spokesperson and that her death caused an outpouring. of good memories, even those with which she had quarreled.
Alley was so widely celebrated not because she was flawless but because her flaws were so visible: she was among those celebrities who are compelling because they eschew the carefully crafted image of celebrity in favor of offering something that feels completely unfiltered and therefore much more intimate. .
It was this unscripted sense of intimacy that brought her best roles and defined her as an actress, allowing her to inhabit her characters with a forcefulness that borders on swagger. Alley rose to prominence at a time when actresses such as Roseanne Barr and Rosie O'Donnell sparked controversy in large part by challenging sexist expectations of how a female celebrity should appear in public life and how she should portray characters in film and television. TV.
If some of Alley's stances now feel throwback or even cringe-inducing, they reflect the degree to which she was swallowed up by the forces that shaped her as an actress. Until the end, Alley presented an image of a person actively working to heal themselves in the midst of a painful and difficult search for peace.