Author Archives: Tom Beaty

Should I be hanged for writing a column: Ashutosh to NCW Chief – Times of India

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Spokesperson Ashutosh on Monday lashed out at National Commission for Women (NCW) Chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam asking that should he be punished for simply voicing his opinions.

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Here’s What The Men From “The Princess Diaries” Look Like Now


1. Robert Schwartzman as Michael Moscovitz

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Since The Princess Diaries, Schwartzman has acted in a few shorts, but he’s more known for being the lead singer-songwriter of the band Rooney. Additionally, Schwartzman’s written songs for films such as Palo Alto, Bad Teacher, and Nancy Drew. His solo album, Double Capricorn, is available for digital download here, with all proceeds donated to the Tibetan Healing Fund.

2. Erik von Detten as Josh Bryant

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After the success of The Princess Diaries, von Detten guest-starred on shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Charmed, and Bones. He was also a lead on the short-lived TV show Complete Savages, and his last acting credit was as the voice of Sid in Toy Story 3.

3. Patrick John Flueger as Jeremiah Hart

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The Princess Diaries was Flueger’s first film role, and he’s gone on to guest-star on shows such as CSI: Miami, Law & Order: SVU, and Criminal Minds. He was part of the sci-fi TV show The 4400 and now plays rookie cop Adam Ruzek on Chicago P.D. He also has a couple of films coming out later this year.

4. Hector Elizondo as Joe

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Elizondo’s been in numerous film and TV productions since The Princess Diaries. Some of these include Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and The Book of Life. (He’s actually been in every one of director Garry Marshall’s films.) Elizondo also played recurring characters on Cane, Monk, and Grey’s Anatomy. His newest project, , will premiere in 2016.

5. Sean O’Bryan as Teacher Patrick O’Connell

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O’Bryan’s guest-starred on shows such as NCIS, Cold Case, and Dexter. In 2010, he was part of the short-lived TV show Persons Unknown. More recently, O’Bryan acted in New Year’s Eve and Olympus Has Fallen. He is currently filming two different movies, London Has Fallen and The Fix, both of which are set to premiere in 2015.

6. Larry Miller as Hairdresser Paolo

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Miller’s had recurring roles on shows such as My Wife and Kids and 8 Simple Rules. Back in 2009, he was part of the short-lived TV show 10 Things I Hate About You, based on the film of the same name (in which he also had a role). He has three films coming out in the next couple of years, and he’s also performing stand-up. Unfortunately, Miller isn’t touring at the moment, but you can check and see when he’ll start up again here.

7. John Rhys-Davies as Viscount Mabrey

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Rhys-Davies lent his voice to the iconic Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as LOTR-themed video games. He was also the voice of the villain ManRay from SpongeBob SquarePants. In 2014, Rhys-Davies voiced Grand Pabbie on Once Upon a Time. He has several film and TV projects premiering in 2015, including The Shannara Chronicles and The Cove.

8. Callum Blue as Andrew Jacoby

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British-born Blue went on to act in Dead Like Me, The Tudors, Smallville, and Royal Pains. In 2012, he starred in Book Club, a web series for bibliophiles. Blue has two thrillers coming out in 2015, Dartmoor Killing and The Cove, alongside his The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement co-star, John Rhys-Davies.

9. Chris Pine as Nicholas Devereaux

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Since The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Pine has become a household name. He’s starred as Kirk in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. More recently, he can be seen in Into the Woods and Horrible Bosses 2. His fans call themselves “Pine-Nuts,” and created this fansite back in 2007. Look for Pine in the TV show Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp coming out later this year, and Star Trek 3 in 2016.

10. It’s been 14 years since the first film — still looking good, gents!

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Adorable Older Pup Does A Happy Dance When It’s Time To Go To A Forever Home

All shelter dogs want is a home and family to call their own, which is why it’s so heartbreaking when they go for years without being adopted.

Dreadlock the dog had spent close to half of his life in a shelter — four years to be exact. When he was first brought in, his fur (the inspiration for his name) was filthy and matted. He had a pretty terrible skin condition, too, but with love and care from volunteers, the little guy got better.

Now he loves cuddling and going on walks, but he’s described as a quiet, calm pup who doesn’t easily excite. That’s why just before Dreadlock turned 10, shelter volunteers were surprised to see him acting very differently from his usual demeanor. It’s almost as if he knew that he was finally getting a forever home!

Watch as this cutie playfully runs around and voices his excitement after being adopted. Something tells me he has an idea of what’s going on!

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Dreadlock was adopted in 2016, so we hope he’s now living his best life with his new family in the U.K. Share this adorable video if you couldn’t be happier for him.

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Obamacare is working! Aetna fully ditching ACA exchanges starting next year

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A Mother Picked The Wrong Biker To Judge By His Looks. Here’s His Epic Response.

Unfortunately, it comes somewhat naturally for most of us to judge other people without really knowing them. We’re all a product of our pasts, shaped by our upbringing and experiences. But it’s important to look through all of that and remember that judging someone by their outward appearance truly is like only reading the cover of a book. And maybe the inside flap at best. Here’s a guy’s personal post that drives that point home.


So, there you have it. Don’t make hurtful assumptions about other people, especially those that you are already assuming want to kill you. Because that makes no sense. Share this guy’s experience with others. Spread the no-judging message.

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NUTS: Romney’s charitable contributions don’t count. Because, Mormon church!/Nuclear_Wynter/status/249219157932011520

Why would she wonder that, one might ask? Well, you see, lefties are evidently completely out of their minds. As Twitchy reported, the first bout of liberal outrage after Romney’s tax information was released was that he paid too much in taxes. No, really. Now, they must be humiliated by his incredibly generous charitable contributions. You see, Romney leads by example. This does not suit.

Plus, as we know, it is the Left that is full of anti-Mormon bigotry. So, the next unhinged outrage?

I give it till Monday for the press to say Romney's charitable giving was all to the Mormon Church. Then: they go after Mormonism.

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) September 21, 2012

Left criticizing Romney charity to Mormon church. Obama gave almost $54K to Jeremiah Wright's church 2005-2007. Jeremiah. F-ing. Wright.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 21, 2012

Romney’s staggering charitable contributions do not count. Because, Mormon church. Or something.

Again, reminder: #Romney's "charity" bankrolled hate legislation Prop 8 in CA.

— (@femalep) September 21, 2012

Sneer quotes! It’s not really charity, if it’s icky old Mormons!

Well? @TPCarney @DanFosterNRO You'll be reading a lot abt how Romney's donations to his church werent *real* charity

— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) September 21, 2012

And here it comes …

I really wish news organizations would quit lumping Romney's LDS tithe in with his "charity" contributions. Not quite the same thing IMO.

— Jason Byrne (@geekwithsoul) September 21, 2012

any story that talks about Romney's charitable contributions as if the Mormon Church were a real charity is misleading its readers

— Ben Adler (@badler) September 21, 2012

@mattduss right. stories about how Romney gives generously to "charity" when it's mostly to Mormon church are BS

— Ben Adler (@badler) September 21, 2012

No he doesn't, he is forced to give money to his church. RT @mboyle1: Romney donates more to charity than Obama? Guess he blah blah blah

— Daniel (@dan_verg_) September 21, 2012

Reminder that Mormons are bound by religious doctrine to give 10% of income to church. Romney calls this 'charity.'

— Adam (@adam_m_jcbs) September 21, 2012

@slatest do we know how much of Romney’s donations went to the Mormon church? Or how those are outlined in his tax returns?

— Kelsey Long (@klongthoughts) September 21, 2012

Romney gave away a lot to the Mormon church/ they gave it back to his superpac

— Cathy Phillips (@cphillips505) September 21, 2012

@stevebeste I want to know…is #Romney's "charity" the Mormon Church???

— Al Clements (@afc33125) September 21, 2012

Reminder that Mormons are bound by religious doctrine to give 10% of income to church. Romney calls this 'charity.'

— Adam (@adam_m_jcbs) September 21, 2012

Required giving to church shouldn't count. MT @politico Mitt Romney gives more to charity than Pres. Obama, Joe Biden

— Erin Sutherland (@erincarly) September 21, 2012

I presume that the $4m that Romney gave to 'charity' was simply money he funneled into the Mormon Church?

— Unca Red (@swampwulf) September 21, 2012

Romney giving charity to the Mormon church is like Diddy buying all the Ciroc at the club. that money is going right back in his pocket.

— Choppah™ (@iamchoppah) September 21, 2012

romney is only incredibly generous if the majority of his charitable donations doesn't go to his church (which are mandatory)

— HappaWolves (@HappaWolves) September 21, 2012

Mittens nice charitable donations number? Most of it is clearly going to the Mormon Church #FridayNewsDump #romney

— Hannah RM (@veronicafeverx) September 21, 2012

The Mormon church is not a "charitable donation" it's Mitts club that holds his money until he tells them how to di…

— BLOB™ (@Blob_Fish) September 21, 2012

I guess Romney didn't want the LDS church to think he under-tithed?

— Clark Matthews (@clarkmatthews) September 21, 2012

@wbconservative Romney didn't donate to charity, he donated to the wealthy Mormon Church. #p2 #tcot

— Terrell Lewis (@SgBz) September 21, 2012

RT @badler: Romney donating to Mormon church is like donating to an ideological 501c3 think tank. Fine, but it doesn't prove generosity.

— David Roberts (@drgrist) September 21, 2012

The unhinged, it scorches!

so 30% of your income went to whom? RT @mjayrosenberg Romney's charitable deductions are bullshit: he supports the Mormon Church.not charity

— Wendy (@wendysboys) September 21, 2012

Zing! Bingo.

This is all they have and it’s easy for them to hop right on that train, being anti-Mormon bigots and all. And, clearly, not knowing the meaning of charity and giving. All they do is take.

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Dam-burst threat after landslide on Teesta, thousands evacuated – Times of India

Thousands of homes near Rongpo on the Bengal-Sikkim border are at risk after a massive landslide created a dam on Kanka river in Sikkim on Saturday morning. Water is rising in this blocked-up lake, which may break its banks any time of the night, releasing a huge amount of water into the Teesta and flooding settlements, fear the authorities.

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Schumer in 2007: No judges for Bush!; Schumer today: Obama gets his judge!

Lots of folks are pointing out that Sen. Chuck Schumer’s rhetoric today on why the GOP needs to act quickly on President Obama’s pick to replace Justice Anonin Scalia is a tad hypocritical as Schumer was very vocal in opposing President George W. Bush’s judicial nominees in the last year of Bush’s presidency.

First up, here’s Sen. Schumer from today:

And now here’s Sen. Schumer in 2007:

However, Sen. Schumer’s spokesman Matt House says Sen. Schumer advocating the exact same thing with Bush’s nominees in 2007 — including a SCOTUS vacancy — is not the same thing as what the GOP is proposing to do now.

Schumer ended that speech with, “Consider the Constitutional harm and ‘dramatic departures’ that are in store if those few are joined by just one more ideological ally.I will do everything in my power to prevent that from happening.”

Guess what? And now GOP Senators will do “everything” in their power to keep Obama’s nominee off the bench. Funny how that works.

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